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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.

Happy Reading!

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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.

Happy Reading!!!

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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.

Happy Reading!!!

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{Arc Review} Warrior of the Wild by Tricia Levenseller

Book Summary:
How do you kill a god?
As her father’s chosen heir, eighteen-year-old Rasmira has trained her whole life to become a warrior and lead her village. But when her coming-of-age trial is sabotaged and she fails the test, her father banishes her to the monster-filled wilderness with an impossible quest: to win back her honour, she must kill the oppressive god who claims tribute from the villages each year or die trying.

My Review:

Warrior of the Wild was such an epic read. I loved every minute of it. I was drawn to the cover and the summary. I did love the characters also in the book.

Radmira, is the only female warrior. Somewhat an outcast with the boys because she can beat them up. She works so hard to be head chief and hardly not close to anyone. During her test she was sabotaged. Now throw into the wilds, she must learn to survive and kill a god. Will she be able to make it back home and reclaim what’s hers?

This book is action pack and a very quick read. Yes it’s a stand alone, so no worries on cliffhangers. Looking for a new viking read, then your in for a treat. This book came out this week.

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 so did live The Blood Spell. Such an magical adventure. Will review it soon for blog.

Currently Reading:

I’m so loving this book. So hard to put down. A school of con artists, what could go wrong? Very addictive read.

Reading Next:

Tough choice on what to read next.

Which library book should I read first?

Don’t forget to enter my birthday giveaway.

Happy Reading!!!

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{Arc Review} Fame, Fate and the Kiss by Kaise West

Book Summary:
Lacey Barnes has dreamt of being in a movie for as long as she can remember. However, while her dream did include working alongside the hottest actor in Hollywood, it didn’t involve having to finish up her senior year of high school at the same time she was getting her big break. Although that is nothing compared to Donavan, the straight-laced student her father hires to tutor her, who is a full-on nightmare.
As Lacey struggles to juggle her burgeoning career, some on-set sabotage, and an off-screen romance with the unlikeliest of leading men, she quickly learns that sometimes the best stories happen when you go off script.

My Review:

Fate, Fame and the Kiss is a good book to read for Valentine’s Day. I did enjoy the idea of the book, it being involved being on a set of a zombie movie. Which I would love to know more of this zombie movie/book they where doing. I like seeing how the characters interact with other off the set and making the movie. 

Lacey, is an upcoming actress. Still learning the ropes on being a big star and still has lots to learn. She secretly wish she back home doing normal high school stuff sometime. She always finding self conflicted with her acting abilities and who she as a person.  With accidents happening on the set and the lost of chemistry on the set, will Lacey be able to overcome these obstacles?

The book was a cute read. I did like the cover the book. Since I’m more a fantasy person, I did liked this book. Mostly I hope there a side story of this book about the zombie movie. I’m just the type of person who prefers horror movies stuff on Valentine’s Day. This book is perfect for cute, and fluffy romance readers. It just came out this week.

Happy Reading!!!!

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{Arc Review} A Danger to Herself and Others by Alyssa Sheinmel

Book Summary:
Only when she’s locked away does the truth begin to escape…
Four walls. One window. No way to escape. Hannah knows there’s been a mistake. She didn’t need to be institutionalized. What happened to her roommate at her summer program was an accident. As soon as the doctors and judge figure out that she isn’t a danger to herself or others, she can go home to start her senior year. In the meantime, she is going to use her persuasive skills to get the staff on her side.
Then Lucy arrives. Lucy has her own baggage. And she may be the only person who can get Hannah to confront the dangerous games and secrets that landed her in confinement in the first place.

My Review:

A Danger to Herself and Others was such an insightful read. I enjoyed the story and the characters in it. I was so engrossed in the story, that I was shock with some of the twists in the book. This is my third book I read from the author. I loved her other reads, R.I.P Eliza Heart and Faceless. She is known to have some good twists in her books.

Hannah in the book, we first see her lock up in a mental hospital. She is accuse of being involved of her roommate accident. Laying low in a mental hospital, can question a person’s insanity. What’s the truth with Hannah’s roommate mystery fall?

This book leaves you guessing what’s real or not, as you guys dig deep inside Hannah mind. Is she really crazy or it just an misunderstanding? I already want to pick up this book and reread it all over again. It is a real page turner. Looking for another good new read. Then you in for a treat. The book came out yesterday.

Happy Reading!!

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{Arc Review} A Curse so Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer

Book Summary:
In a lush, contemporary fantasy retelling of Beauty and the Beast, Brigid Kemmerer gives readers another compulsively readable romance perfect for fans of Marissa Meyer.
Fall in love, break the curse.
It once seemed so easy to Prince Rhen, the heir to Emberfall. Cursed by a powerful enchantress to repeat the autumn of his eighteenth year over and over, he knew he could be saved if a girl fell for him. But that was before he learned that at the end of each autumn, he would turn into a vicious beast hell-bent on destruction. That was before he destroyed his castle, his family, and every last shred of hope.
Nothing has ever been easy for Harper Lacy. With her father long gone, her mother dying, and her brother barely holding their family together while constantly underestimating her because of her cerebral palsy, she learned to be tough enough to survive. But when she tries to save someone else on the streets of Washington, DC, she’s instead somehow sucked into Rhen’s cursed world.
Break the curse, save the kingdom.
A prince? A monster? A curse? Harper doesn’t know where she is or what to believe. But as she spends time with Rhen in this enchanted land, she begins to understand what’s at stake. And as Rhen realizes Harper is not just another girl to charm, his hope comes flooding back. But powerful forces are standing against Emberfall . . . and it will take more than a broken curse to save Harper, Rhen, and his people from utter ruin.

My Review:

A Dark So Lonely Curse was such a perfect Beauty and the Beast retelling. I love how how the story is set in modern times. Also the cover blew me away. Enjoy how the the two main characters interact with each other.

I thought Harper was kick ass in her own way in the book. She did not let her disabilities, stop her from helping a girl in trouble. Which would she end yup stuck into an crazy magical world. Can she use her wits and charm to get back home?

Prince Rhen in the book was such an jerk. He was so desperate breaking the curse, he end up kidnapping girls from other words. When Harper accidentally comes along, he is in over his head. Will Harper be the one to tame the beast?

This book was such an quick read. I would read this over and over. Also what I love in this book, the prince is not really a beast form all the time. He just a jerk prince that is cursed. What kind curse he has, well you must read for self. The book comes out January 31st.

Happy Reading!!!!!

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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} Slayer by Kristen White

Book Summary:
Into every generation a Slayer is born…
Nina and her twin sister, Artemis, are far from normal. It’s hard to be when you grow up at the Watcher’s Academy, which is a bit different from your average boarding school. Here teens are trained as guides for Slayers—girls gifted with supernatural strength to fight the forces of darkness. But while Nina’s mother is a prominent member of the Watcher’s Council, Nina has never embraced the violent Watcher lifestyle. Instead she follows her instincts to heal, carving out a place for herself as the school medic.
Until the day Nina’s life changes forever.
Thanks to Buffy, the famous (and infamous) Slayer that Nina’s father died protecting, Nina is not only the newest Chosen One—she’s the last Slayer, ever. Period.
As Nina hones her skills with her Watcher-in-training, Leo, there’s plenty to keep her occupied: a monster fighting ring, a demon who eats happiness, a shadowy figure that keeps popping up in Nina’s dreams…
But it’s not until bodies start turning up that Nina’s new powers will truly be tested—because someone she loves might be next.
One thing is clear: Being Chosen is easy. Making choices is hard.

My Review:

I’m in love in with Slayer. Brought back so many memories of Buffy the Vampire Slayer series. Prefect for fans of new and old. Love the idea we get inside look in the watcher world. You get to see how hard the watchers train and be chosen to look over a slayer. I also did like the characters in the book. Not everything is evolved around Buffy.

I did enjoy reading the twins story, Nina and Artemis. They are so different from each other in the book. Artemis is the favorite and best fighter at school, while Nina is on the sidelines doing medical. Somehow Nina developed slayer powers after Buffy had ruin things for the watchers. Now she must learn to accept her faith. Will she be ready to save the world like Buffy?

The book was a quick read. It did bring up some characters from Buffy the Vampire Slayer show. Love how Buffy shows up once in a while in Nina’s dreams. It was a nice take on the world. It was neat seeing how people react on being the slayer. Slayer comes out tommorow and worth the read.

Happy Reading!!!!!!