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{Arc Review} Kingsbane by Claire Legrand

Book Summary:
Rielle Dardenne has been anointed Sun Queen, but her trials are far from over. The Gate keeping the angels at bay is falling. To repair it, Rielle must collect the seven hidden castings of the saints. Meanwhile, to help her prince and love Audric protect Celdaria, Rielle must spy on the angel Corien—but his promises of freedom and power may prove too tempting to resist.
Centuries later, Eliana Ferracora grapples with her new reality: She is the Sun Queen, humanity’s long-awaited savior. But fear of corruption—fear of becoming another Rielle—keeps Eliana’s power dangerous and unpredictable. Hunted by all, racing against time to save her dying friend Navi, Eliana must decide how to wear a crown she never wanted—by embracing her mother’s power, or rejecting it forever.

My Review:

Kingsbane was such a epic adventure. have fallen in love again with this world. If you have yet read Furyborn, then you don’t have to read review.

Rielle tries hard to do the right thing, but is always tempted. The gates is falling and the angel’s are coming. A war is on the way, who side will Rielle will chose?

Eliana still struggling to come to terms with her gifts. She is afraid of ending up like her mother. With guidance from Simon and friends along the way, Will she be able to become the Sun Queen?

This book was so good. It leaves you on the edge of your seat until the very end. So be prepared with some tissues and a snuggle buddy when your finish reading. If your in mood for an awesome high fantasy with shocking twists, than your in for a treat. Kingsbane just came out today.

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{Arc Review} How to Make Friends with Dark by Kathleen Glasgow

Book Summary:
Here is what happens when your mother dies.
It’s the brightest day of summer and it’s dark outside. It’s dark in your house, dark in your room, and dark in your heart. You feel like the darkness is going to split you apart.
That’s how it feels for Tiger. It’s always been Tiger and her mother against the world. Then, on a day like any other, Tiger’s mother dies. And now it’s Tiger, alone.
Here is how you learn to make friends with the dark.

My Review:

How to Make Friends with the Dark was such an insightful read with one girl’s grief. The story is very well written and get to feel for the characters.

Tiger lives comfortable life with her mom, who gets on her nerves at times. One day Tiger’s mom suddenly passed away, then she has to learn to defend for herself. Now she bouncing around foster homes, while trying to grieve. It’s a lot for a young girl to deal with alone, will she be able to find peace in the end?

This book was such a good read. The struggles the main character face, leaves you heartbroken. If your in mood for some good fiction, then your in for a treat. This book already came out.

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White Hot Kiss by Jennifer L Armentrout

Book Summary:
One kiss could be the last.
Seventeen-year-old Layla just wants to be normal. But with a kiss that kills anything with a soul, she’s anything but normal. Half demon, half gargoyle, Layla has abilities no one else possesses.
Raised among the Wardens—a race of gargoyles tasked with hunting demons and keeping humanity safe—Layla tries to fit in, but that means hiding her own dark side from those she loves the most. Especially Zayne, the swoon-worthy, incredibly gorgeous and completely off-limits Warden she’s crushed on since forever.
Then she meets Roth—a tattooed, sinfully hot demon who claims to know all her secrets. Layla knows she should stay away, but she’s not sure she wants to—especially when that whole no-kissing thing isn’t an issue, considering Roth has no soul.
But when Layla discovers she’s the reason for the violent demon uprising, trusting Roth could not only ruin her chances with Zayne… it could brand her a traitor to her family. Worse yet, it could become a one-way ticket to the end of the world.

My Review:

White Hot Kiss was such a great read. I’m slowly reading most of Jennifer L Armentrout’s books. This has so many cool creatures to be scare of or to love. You can fall in love with most of the characters in the book and the story it told.

Layla is pretty cool in the book. She is half warden and half demon. She struggles fighting her demon side on regular basics. Also she helps the wardens out to tag demons. Not sure where she belongs at times, she bumps into a high power demon. Roth might hold the key to her pass.

Roth is this hot looking demon. He saves Layla life a few times. Even let Layla understand who she really is. Roth makes Layla conflicted with the wardens and her true purpose in life. What secrets does Roth hold for Layla?

This book is a quick read for me. I enjoyed the world building where monsters roam free and try to fit in. Where some might want to end the world. The wardens try to keep the peace between humans and demons. So many characters to enjoy. If you in mood for some action pack fun, then you should give this book a chance.

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Aladdin: Far from Agrabah by Aisha Saeed

Book Summary:
This stunning original novel will tell an all-new story set in the world of the new film, featuring Aladdin and Jasmine. A magic carpet ride full of adventure, suspense, and wonder written by New York Times Bestselling author Aisha Saeed, this story will be a must-read for any Aladdin fans who find themselves drawn into and enchanted by the magical world of Agrabah and beyond.
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My Review:

I so do love Aladdin so much. Remember I used to song along to the movie when I was younger. I am so excited when they release this new middle grade book of it. Also it’s a new Aladdin adventure before the movie comes out May 24th.

This book takes place when Aladdin is pretending to Prince Ali. In order to impress Princess Jasmine he takes her on a magic carpet ride. A ride that leads to Prince Ali’s home. What magical trouble did Aladdin got himself into?

I thought it was good read. Prefect for ths younger kids and adults a like. This gets my pump up to see the movie this month. If you want to go on a magical carpet ride, then this book is for you.

Here a peck at the live action movie:

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In Another Life by C.C Hunter

Book Summary:
Chloe was three years old when she became Chloe Holden, but her adoption didn’t scar her, and she’s had a great life. Now, fourteen years later, her loving parents’ marriage has fallen apart and her mom has moved them to Joyful, Texas. Starting twelfth grade as the new kid at school, everything Chloe loved about her life is gone. And feelings of déjà vu from her early childhood start haunting her.
When Chloe meets Cash Colton she feels drawn to him, as though they’re kindred spirits. Until Cash tells her the real reason he sought her out: Chloe looks exactly like the daughter his foster parents lost years ago, and he’s determined to figure out the truth.
As Chloe and Cash delve deeper into her adoption, the more things don’t add up, and the more strange things start happening. Why is Chloe’s adoption a secret that people would kill for?

My Review:

In Another Life was such a good book. I like the storyline about adoption and affects it has on the two main characters in the book.

I like Chole in the book, she had everything she ever wanted. A loving family until it starts to fall a part. Starting a new school year and finding out where she belongs in the world. When accidentally bumping in Cash, her life changes forever.

I also did like Cash in the book. He comes off very mysterious person. He has a loving family but he does not feel like he belongs there. When he frist see Chole, she looks like his family missing daughter. What secrets are kept from these two all these years?

This book was a very addictive read. I finish it in about one night. You enjoy the twists and turns throughout the book. If looking for something new, then your in luck.

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Letters to The Lost by Brigid Kemmerer

Book Summary:
Juliet Young always writes letters to her mother, a world-traveling photojournalist. Even after her mother’s death, she leaves letters at her grave. It’s the only way Juliet can cope.
Declan Murphy isn’t the sort of guy you want to cross. In the midst of his court-ordered community service at the local cemetery, he’s trying to escape the demons of his past.
When Declan reads a haunting letter left beside a grave, he can’t resist writing back. Soon, he’s opening up to a perfect stranger, and their connection is immediate. But neither Declan nor Juliet knows that they’re not actually strangers. When life at school interferes with their secret life of letters, sparks will fly as Juliet and Declan discover truths that might tear them apart.

My Review:

Letters to The Lost was such a eye opening read about grief. I did love this book a lot and the story it told. I did connected well with the characters on what they going through.

Juliet always writing letters to her mom and leaving them at her gravesite. But one day a mystery boy replies back to her. He seems to understand on what she is going through. At school Juilet seems withdrawn from everyone after her mom death, she slowly comes out of her shell thanks to writing back to mystery boy. Will Juliet ever find the guy who wrote the letter?

Delcan is the bad boy in school. Always the trouble making. During his community service at gravesite, he stumble upon on Juliet’s letter. He slowly connects with the letters and can express how he feels. Opening up his secrets to a girl he can relate to. Will he be able to come confront his secrets?

This book was a quick read to me. I was so engrossed with the story and the characters lives. I’m looking forward to reading more Brigid Kemmerer books. If you looking for a book that deal with lost, then you might like, Letters to the Lost.

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Happy Death Day/Happy Death 2 U by Aaron Hartzler

Book Summary:
The official novelization of the #1 smash hit film Happy Death Day and its sequel Happy Death Day 2U, from Blumhouse (Split, Get Out, The Purge franchise) and Universal Pictures.
In Happy Death Day, Teresa “Tree” Gelbman’s birthday is the worst day of her life, starting when she wakes up in a stranger’s bed. It’s also the last day of her life, ending when she’s killed by a psychotic killer with a knife. She’s dead. And then she wakes up in a stranger’s bed, it’s September 18, and she has to live it all over again . . . until she’s hunted down and wakes up, again, and again. It’s a Groundhog Day situation, only with murder, guns, and mean girls, and Tree’s only shot at living to see the next day is to relive the day of her murder, over and over, until she discovers her killer’s identity.
Happy Death Day 2U picks up the story without missing a beat. Tree Gelbman thought she’d finally lived to see a brand-new day. But when she wakes up on her same birthday and an all-new psychopath in a mask is out to kill her and her friends, she’s going to find out that all the rules have changed. Death makes a killer comeback.

My Review:

I love Happy Death Day movies! Was so excited they made it into a book. There not much of a book and movie difference.. The book is just a quick detail on what happen in both movies.

Tree is not a very nice person to begin with. She is mean and sleeping around a lot. On her birthday she gets kill and wakes up reliving the same day again and again. She must find her killer before her days are number. Each time to relive the day she slowly notice how mean she had been to everyone. Will Tree be able to find her killer and change her life around in time?

In Happy Death Day 2U, Picks up where the first movie left off. Mostly get more answers why there was a time loop and still another killer on the loose. Keeping it short to not spoiled a thing.

This book was a quick read. I did enjoyed it. The movies are funny to watch also. If you into cheesy horror movies like me, then you will have fun either reading or watching the movies. You will find this book in the adult section of the bookstore.

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{Arc Review} Killing November by Adriana Mather

Book Summary:
It’s a school completely off the grid, hidden by dense forest and surrounded by traps. There’s no electricity, no internet, and an eye-for-an-eye punishment system. Classes include everything from Knife-Throwing and Poisons to the Art of Deception and Historical Analysis. And all of the students are children of the world’s most elite strategists—training to become assassins, counselors, spies, and master impersonators. Into this world walks November Adley, who quickly discovers that friends are few in a school where personal revelations are discouraged and competition is everything. When another student is murdered, all eyes turn to November, who must figure out exactly how she fits into the school’s bizarre strategy games before she is found guilty of the crime…or becomes the killer’s next victim.

My Review:

What happens you wake up in a strange boarding school for assassins?

For November, she has no clue what her father was thinking on sending her here. The school is divided into families, kids are train to be killers. The question is, how does November fit into all this. No idea she had been kept hidden for years from family secret. After a student is killed, she must find answers to her pass before it’s to late.

Killing November was such a fast pace read. I did love everything about it and enjoy half the characters in it. I did finish this book in one sitting. Looking forward to book two. If you love boarding school books and assassins, then this book prefect for you. It comes out March 26th.

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{Arc Review} Bloodleaf by Crystal Smith

Book Summary:
Perfect for fans of RED QUEEN and UPROOTED, Crystal Smith’s debut novel, BLOODLEAF, is an imaginative retelling of the Grimm Fairy tale “The Goose Girl” that takes a ghostly mystery and sets it inside an epic fantasy world.
Princess Aurelia is a prisoner to her crown and the heir that nobody wants. Surrounded by spirits and banned from using her blood-magic, Aurelia flees her country after a devastating assassination attempt. To escape her fate, Aurelia disguises herself as a commoner in a new land and discovers a happiness her crown has never allowed. As she forges new bonds and perfects her magic, she begins to fall for a man who is forbidden to rule beside her. But the ghosts that haunt Aurelia refuse to abandon her, and she finds herself succumbing to their call as they expose a nefarious plot that only she can defeat. Will she be forced to choose between the weight of the crown and the freedom of her new life?

My Review:

Since I’m such am huge fantasy reader, I got to say Bloodleaf was such an great read. The storyline was epic and can relate to the characters in the book. Hope more people get a chance to discover this read.

Aurelia is a different kind of princess. She must hide her powers from her people and protect herself, until she can become queen. She watches helplessly as others around her are dying because they have magic. With an attempt on her life, she must now go on the run.

Zan is the kinda guy you might fall for. He is very mysterious person at first. But he shows some kindness when he first finds Aurelia. Little does he know who this girl is. I enjoyed how these two interact with other and also butting heads at first. Will they be able to work together and save the kingdom?

This book was action packed, and filled with a lot of magic. It was such a fast pace read and very hard to put down. Bloodleaf is prefect for fantasy lovers a like. Comes out March 12th.

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{Arc Review} Four Dead Queens by Astrid Scholte

Book Summary:
A divided nation. Four Queens. A ruthless pickpocket. A noble messenger. And the murders that unite them.
Get in quick, get out quicker.
These are the words Keralie Corrington lives by as the preeminent dipper in the Concord, the central area uniting the four quadrants of Quadara. She steals under the guidance of her mentor Mackiel, who runs a black market selling their bounty to buyers desperate for what they can’t get in their own quarter. For in the nation of Quadara, each quarter is strictly divided from the other. Four queens rule together, one from each region:
Toria: the intellectual quarter that values education and ambition
Ludia: the pleasure quarter that values celebration, passion, and entertainment
Archia: the agricultural quarter that values simplicity and nature
Eonia: the futurist quarter that values technology, stoicism and harmonious community
When Keralie intercepts a comm disk coming from the House of Concord, what seems like a standard job goes horribly wrong. Upon watching the comm disks, Keralie sees all four queens murdered in four brutal ways. Hoping that discovering the intended recipient will reveal the culprit – information that is bound to be valuable bartering material with the palace – Keralie teams up with Varin Bollt, the Eonist messenger she stole from, to complete Varin’s original job and see where it takes them.

My Review:

Four queens rule the land, peacefully for years, but what happens when they die. In this new read , you are throw in this murder mystery. Who has more to gain, when the queens dies?

I really enjoyed this book a lot. The storyline was original and something different. I did enjoy the main characters in the book. It told in a couple point of views, even of the queens story.

Keralie is the best thief around town. In order to survive, she steals what she can, has cut herself off with her family. Her latest target, will turn her life upside. Somehow she gets tangle up with the four dead queens. Now it up to her to find the answers before it’s to late.

This book is a fast pace read. I do love the cover to it. This is perfect for those who love mysteries books. It was neat seeing how different the queens rule their land, but still come together as rulers and friends. This book is coming out Feb 26th. There is an barnes and nobles editon I really want to get.

Looking for a good new book, then pick up a copy of Four Dead Queens.

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