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Faceless by Alyssa Sheinmel

Book Summary:
When Maisie Winters wakes up, she’s in the hospital.
The last thing she remembers is running through the hills of her neighborhood one misty morning. Slowly, she puts the pieces together. Before she could make it home, a storm gathered. Lightning hit a power line and sparks rained down, the hot-burning electrical fire consuming her. Destroying her face. Where her nose, cheeks, and chin used to be, now there is…nothing.
Maisie’s lucky enough to qualify for a rare medical treatment: a face transplant. At least, everyone says she’s lucky. But with someone else’s features staring back at her in the mirror, Maisie looks—and feels—like a stranger. The doctors promised that the transplant was her chance to live a normal life again, but nothing feels normal anymore. Before, she knew who she was—a regular girl who ran track and got good grades, who loved her boyfriend and her best friend. Now, she can’t even recognize herself.

My Review:

What Happens when your in a horrible accident and half your face is gone?

In the book Faceless, Maisie deals with an tragic accident, while out running one day. Her face was so burn up, you could barely recognized her. Lucky to have been still alive, she gets a chance to start over with a face transplant. With having a new face will it change the who she before the accident? How your her friends and people around her will react?

This book was very good read. I thought it was well written and very detailed story. I like seeing how Maisie has grow throughout the book and dealing with what happen to her. Faceless is such an amazing read and hope more people discover this book.

Looking for a new book with self discovering and accepting who you are. Then I suggest you pick up Faceless. If you unsure on this book then pick up at local library.

Happy Reading!!!!

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{Arc Review} The Similars by Rebecca Hanover

Book Summary:
When six clones join Emmaline’s prestigious boarding school, she must confront the heartbreak of seeing her dead best friend’s face each day in class.
The Similars are all anyone can talk about at the elite Darkwood Academy. Who are these six clones? What are the odds that all of them would be Darkwood students? Who is the madman who broke the law to create them? Emma couldn’t care less. Her best friend, Oliver, died over the summer and all she can think about is how to get through her junior year without him. Then she comes face-to-heartbreaking-face with Levi—Oliver’s exact DNA replica and one of the Similars.
Emma wants nothing to do with the Similars, but she keeps getting pulled deeper and deeper into their clique, uncovering dark truths about the clones and her prestigious school along the way. But no one can be trusted…not even the boy she is falling for who has Oliver’s face.

My Review:

The Similars was such an original and unique read. Something totally different that I had not read in a long time. I loved the story it told and enjoy the characters in the book.

I did like Emma in the book. She was dealing with a lot when school started. Her best friend had dead, and then suddenly she finds out he was clone. It was hard enough going to school with clones, but having one that looks like your dead friend is a little to much. How will Emma deal?

There is Levi in the book. At first I don’t really trust him. He never knew why he was clone of a dead person. What secrets and purposes of the clones at school in the first place? Levi has the answers but is he willing to share with Emma?

The book was a another quick read for me. I liked the idea of clones mixed in with humans at school. You can also see not all the kids are not happy the clones there at all. It so full with twists and ending that leaving you wanting more. Lucky this book came out today.

Happy Reading!!!!

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Dear Evan Hansen: The Novel by Val Emmich, Steven Levenson, Benj Pasek & Justin Paul

Book Summary:
From the show’s creators comes the groundbreaking novel inspired by the Broadway smash hit Dear Evan Hansen.
Dear Evan Hansen,
Today’s going to be an amazing day and here’s why…
When a letter that was never meant to be seen by anyone draws high school senior Evan Hansen into a family’s grief over the loss of their son, he is given the chance of a lifetime: to belong. He just has to stick to a lie he never meant to tell, that the notoriously troubled Connor Murphy was his secret best friend.
Suddenly, Evan isn’t invisible anymore–even to the girl of his dreams. And Connor Murphy’s parents, with their beautiful home on the other side of town, have taken him in like he was their own, desperate to know more about their enigmatic son from his closest friend. As Evan gets pulled deeper into their swirl of anger, regret, and confusion, he knows that what he’s doing can’t be right, but if he’s helping people, how wrong can it be?
No longer tangled in his once-incapacitating anxiety, this new Evan has a purpose. And a website. He’s confident. He’s a viral phenomenon. Every day is amazing. Until everything is in danger of unraveling and he comes face to face with his greatest obstacle: himself.
A simple lie leads to complicated truths in this big-hearted coming-of-age story of grief, authenticity and the struggle to belong in an age of instant connectivity and profound isolation.

My Review:

Dear Evan Hansen, Today is going to be an amazing day and here’s why….

This book was such an awesome read. I had to listen to the soundtrack while reading it. For those who may not know, this book is base off a musical. The story was so good and have fallen in love with some of the main characters.

Evan Hansen, I felt so sorry for him in the book. He deals with so much anxiety and loneliness in the beginning of it. When doing an assignment to his therapist, things get out of hand. Soon he build this lie when a classmate passed away, then he becomes popular. You see the guilt eatting him up over this one lie. How far will Evan go before the truth comes out?

There is also Connor who seems to be on drugs and a big loner. His family tries hard to help but in the end he takes his life. You get to read Connor story in the afterlife throughout the book. Will his spirit be able to move on?

So I found out the musical is very different than the book. They added a couple new storylines. It perfect for those who have yet seen the musical and wanted to.

*Warning: May contain some sensitive issues for some readers*

The Musical:

I was lucky this Christmas to have seen the musical. It was so good and eye opening on anxiety and feeling alone. The music was so addictive and fun to sing along with. I was so happy to experience seeing it before reading the book. Here some pictures.

Happy Reading!!

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WWW Wednesday

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The three Ws:

What I’m currently reading?

What I finish reading?

What I plan to read next?

Finish Reading:

I did love Dear Evan Hansen. I lucked out and saw the musical a couple weeks ago. Working on my review post for it now.

Currently Reading:

In the middle of Wicked King. I’m so loving every minute of it.

Reading Next:

I’m so looking forward to reading Slayer next.

Might be hosting more arc giveaways this month. Have been so busy and have not been reading a lot.

Happy Reading!!

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{Arc Review} Paper Girl by Cindy R. Wilson

Book Summary:
I haven’t left my house in over a year. My doctor says it’s social anxiety, but I know the only things that are safe are made of paper. My room is paper. My world is paper. Everything outside is fire. All it would take is one spark for me to burst into flames. So I stay inside. Where nothing can touch me.
Then my mom hires a tutor. Jackson. This boy I had a crush on before the world became too terrifying to live in. Jackson’s life is the complete opposite of mine, and I can tell he’s got secrets of his own. But he makes me feel things. Makes me want to try again. Makes me want to be brave. I can almost taste the outside world. But so many things could go wrong, and all it takes is one spark for everything I love to disappear…

My Review:

I was so intrigued by this book. I enjoyed the story it told and the characters in it. It deals with mental health issues and homelessness.

I did like Zoe in the book. I can relate to her anxiety issues. I love how in the book she is very creative with paper art. She tries her best to make everyone happy. A chance meeting with Jackson, as he starts helping her tutor. Will he be able to turn things around for Zoe?

I do love Jackson in the book also. He is very caring person. Even when he has his own problems, he only cares about Zoe. Jackson is close off in the book and refuse to get help for himself. When he starts to tutor Zoe, he opens up a a bit on his life. Will Zoe be able to help him?

Paper Girl deal with issues of panic attacks.

If you into with books about mental health than you might liked this read. It came out recently today. I did love the cover of this book also. It fits the theme of the book.

Happy Reading!!

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{Arc Review} That Night by Amy Giles

Book Summary:
One night in March, a terrible tragedy shakes the Queens neighborhood where Jessica Nolan and Lucas Rossi live.
The year since the shooting has played out differently for Jess and Lucas, both of whom were affected by that night in eerily similar, and deeply personal, ways. Lucas has taken up boxing and lives under the ever-watchful eye of his overprotective parents, while trying to put good into the world through random acts of kindness — to pay back a debt he feels he owes the universe for taking the wrong brother.
Jess struggles to take care of her depressed mother, with the help of her elderly next-door neighbor, and tries to make ends meet. Without her best friend, who’s across the country at a special post-trauma boarding school, and her brother, who died that night, Jess feels totally alone in the world.
When Jess and Lucas’s paths cross at their shared after-school job, they start to become friends… and then more.
Their community — and their families — were irrevocably changed by a senseless act of violence. But as Jess and Lucas fall in love, they’ll learn to help each other heal and move forward — together.

My Review:

That night was unforgettable. A tragic event that leads two people picking up the pieces. It may been years since that night had happen, but things never was the same for Jess and Lucas. Both dealing with it differently.

The book was such a sad read. I like reading how much Jess and Lucas lives change over the years. I like how the story switches the point of views to the characters, so we get a feel on what they been through.

Jess been kinda a loner after that night took her brother away. She struggles to keep it together for her mother. Never let her guard or let anyone in. That is until Lucas comes in picture. By chance they meet as working buddies. With both still grieving about that night, will they be able to get through it together?

The book is may be sensitive to other readers. It’s about an shooting that took place and people trying to coop with the pain and loss. I thought it was lacking a bit the book. I would have liked to see an flashback about what happen that night. You can connect with the characters on how they feeling. It’s an overall good read, if you into drama type books. Recently hit the shelves.

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{Blog Tour & Giveaway} Words We Don’t Say by K.J Reilly

WORDS WE DON’T SAY Digital Assets
About the Book:
Title: WORDS WE DON’T SAY
WORDS WE DON’T SAY
Author: K.J. Reilly
K.J. Reilly
Pub. Date: October 2, 2018
October 2, 2018
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
Disney-Hyperion
Formats: Hardcover, eBook
Hardcover, eBook
Pages: 288
288
Find it: Goodreads, Amazon, B&N, iBooks, TBD
Goodreads, Amazon, B&N, iBooks, TBD
Joel Higgins has 901 unsent text messages saved on his phone.
Ever since the thing that happened, there are certain people he hasn’t been able to talk to in person. Sure, he shows up at school, does his mandatory volunteer hours at the soup kitchen, and spends pretty much every moment thinking about Eli, the most amazing girl in the world. But that doesn’t mean he’s keeping it together, or even that he has any friends.
So instead of hanging out with people in real life, he drafts text messages. But he never presses send.
As dismal as sophomore year was for Joel, he doesn’t see how junior year will be any better. For starters, Eli doesn’t know how he feels about her, his best friend Andy’s gone, and he basically bombed the SATs. But as Joel spends more time at the soup kitchen with Eli and Benj, the new kid whose mouth seems to be unconnected to his brain, he forms bonds with the people they serve there-including a veteran they call Rooster-and begins to understand that the world is bigger than his own pain.

My Review:

I really enjoyed this book. Was really happy to belong to blog tour for it. This story was good and enjoy the characters on it.

I did like Joel in the book. He has struggles making friends and with school life. His only enjoyment is working in the soup kitchen with a girl he has crash on. It was nice seeing him grow throughout the book. He comes off shy and keeps to himself at most time.

Will Joel ever come out of his shell?

This book was a quick read. A very nice coming age story for Joel. If you looking for a new read or find out is Joel will be alright. Then this book might be for you.

Happy Reading!!!

About K.J.:

I am the author of the (contemporary social issue) Young Adult book, Words We Don’t Say (Disney Hyperion Oct 2, 2018).

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Tour Schedule:

Week One:

10/8/2018- BookHounds YAExcerpt

10/9/2018- Utopia State of MindReview

10/10/2018- Here’s to Happy EndingsReview

10/11/2018- AbellafairytaleReview

10/12/2018- Do You Dog-ear?Review

Week Two:

10/15/2018- YA Books CentralExcerpt

10/16/2018- The Pages In-BetweenReview

10/17/2018- A Dream Within A DreamExcerpt

10/18/2018- Book-KeepingReview

10/19/2018- Beware Of The ReaderReview

Week Three:

10/22/2018- Rainy Day ReviewsExcerpt

10/23/2018- Moonlight RendezvousReview

10/24/2018- The Cover ContessaReview

10/25/2018- Jena Brown WritesReview

10/26/2018- A Fictional BookwormReview

Week Four:

10/29/2018- PopTheButterfly ReadsReview

10/30/2018- Cindy’s Love of BooksReview

10/31/2018- The Desert BibliophileReview

11/1/2018- Trendy Simple LifeReview

11/2/2018- Patriotic BookaholicReview

Week Five:

11/5/2018- Coffee, Books and CakesReview

11/6/2018- Savings in SecondsReview

11/7/2018- Novel NoviceExcerpt

11/8/2018- For the Love of KidLitSpotlight

11/9/2018- Two points of interestReview

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Rockstar Book Tours & Publicity
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WWW Wednesday ~ Arcs Edition

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The three Ws:

What I’m currently reading?

What I finish reading?

What I plan to read next?

Finish Reading:

Sawkill Girl was amazing. Still working on my review for it. Bella been sick and I been busy lately to blog and read.

Currently Reading:

I’m really liking this book so far. It funny and cute. I’m on a blog for it so watch out for that next week.

Reading Next:

Another arc reading I am doing. It might gonna be a sad read. So on blog tour with this book also.

What fall reads you guys looking forward to?

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WWW Wednesday~ Arc Edition

Thanks to my co editor, Stay Fetters fromAcourtofcoffeeandbooks for this banner.

The three Ws:

What I’m currently reading?

What I finish reading?

What I plan to read next?

Finish Reading:

Just finish this read and reviewed it.

Currently Reading:

In the middle of this book. To early to tell if o enjoy it yet.

Reading Next:

Excited to start this book hopefully soon.

What you guys reading?

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Bella Bloopers

It that time again to round up some fun bloopers of Bella. Reading been slow this week bc of work. I’m working on another arc giveaway post for tomorrow. Hope everyone have a Happy Friday!