Oh My Fairytales: Reflection by Elizabeth Lim

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Here is another Oh My Fairytales post and this one is on Reflection by Elizabeth Lim. This is the fourth book in the A Twisted Tale series. In Reflection, we follow the story of Mulan where the twist is “What if Mulan had to travel to the underworld?” I have to say that this has been my favorite in the twisted tales series. Before I get too ahead of my self I will explain more about this book.

In Reflection, we jump right into the scene where they are fighting the Huns on the mountain. In this battle, Shang is injured badly and this is how Mulan still disguised as Ping has to travel to the underworld to save him from death. I loved how Lim created a new story but still made it feel like the story that we already know from the Disney movie. Even though this book is very different from the movie it was so cool how Lim included lines from the movie. For example, she would take a line from early in the movie and add that line to the story she created. It was honestly so fun to find all the lines that were in the movie in this book. Continue reading “Oh My Fairytales: Reflection by Elizabeth Lim”

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And They Lived Happily Ever After : Goodbye to Once Upon a Time

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So, last year when Pretty Little Liars ended I did a blog post about what I loved about the images-3show and saying goodbye. I thought that since Once Upon a Time ended this past Friday I should do the same with Once Upon a Time.

I remember when I first heard about the show. I was at the movie theater about to watch Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows Part 2. They played the tailor for Once Upon a Time before the movie previews. I love Disney and fairy tales so when I watched the trailer I knew that I had to watch the show when I premiered on October 23, 2011. Once I watched the premiere I knew that this show will be something I will absolutely love.  Continue reading “And They Lived Happily Ever After : Goodbye to Once Upon a Time”

Review: What the Valley Knows by Heather Christie

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I received an ebook of What the Valley Knows by Heather Christie from Black Rose Writing and this post will be my spoiler free review. Hope you enjoy.

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“Millington Valley is a quintessential small Pennsylvania town: families go back generations. Football rules. Kids drink while adults look the other way. High school is a whirlwind of aspiration and rivalry, friendship and jealousy.

When smart and pretty Molly Hanover moves to town and attracts the attention of the football team’s hero, Wade Thornton—a nice guy with a bad drinking habit—longtime friendships are threatened and a popular cheerleader tries to turn the school against Molly.

The young couple’s future is shattered when Wade, drunk, wrecks his truck and Molly is thrown through the windshield. She wakes from a coma to find her beauty marred and her memory full of holes. As she struggles to heal, she becomes sure that something terrible happened before the accident. And there is somebody in the valley who doesn’t want her to remember.”  Continue reading “Review: What the Valley Knows by Heather Christie”

Libary Book Haul!

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This is going to be a fun and simple post. I had a few holds at the Libary and I picked them up a few days ago so I will share with you what those books are.

      1. Reflection: A Twisted Tale by Elizabeth Lim 

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This is the fourth book in the Twisted Tales series that follows the story of Mulan. In this story, Mulan has to travel to the underworld to save Shang after he gets injured. Oh, and Mulan is still undercover as Ping!

I love reading these twisted tales books and I can’t wait to get to this one.

Reviews Twisted tales Series: A Whole New World, Once Upon a Dream, As Old as Time   Continue reading “Libary Book Haul!”

Oh My Fairytales: As Old as Time by Liz Braswell

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This post is going to be on my thoughts of As Old as Time: A Twisted Tale by Liz Braswell. The A Twisted Tale series takes the Disney movies that we love and adds a twist to it to make it different. In this book it Liz Braswell retells the story of Beauty and the Beast and asks the question ” What if Belle’s mother cursed the Beast?”.  I have been wanting to read this book ever since it came out in 2016! Finally, I got my hands on a copy and I will tell you what I thought about this new tale as old as time.

I will start off by saying that Beauty and the Beast (1991) is my favorite movie. Not my favorite Disney movie, not my favorite animated film but my favorite movie period. I have read a few Beauty and the Beast retellings and I have not found one that I have absolutely loved. I think I have such high standards that I haven’t found a Beauty and the Beast retelling that just blew me away. That being said As Old as time came pretty close to it but it ended up not being what I hoped it would be.  Continue reading “Oh My Fairytales: As Old as Time by Liz Braswell”

BookCon Day 1: Experience and Haul

 

Note! This is a re-upload. I somehow moved this to drafts so I had to publish it again. I don’t even know how that happened. SMH.  This was originally published June 2017. 

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    This past weekend I was able to attend BookCon in NYC, thanks to my friend Carleny for the early birthday gift. Carleny also has a book blog called Warning: Spoiler Alert check it out after you read this post. This post will be about my experience at BookCon and a haul on the things I got. Now, let’s get into it.

    

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    The first day of BookCon Carleny and I decided to get to the Javits Center by 8 am ( the show floor opened at 10 am). We know that people like to get their really early to be one of the first people on the show floor. So, I got up at 6 am and was out of my house by 7 am. Carleny and I got to the Javits at about 8:10 am. Guys, by that time there was already so many people there it was insane. Then we had to wait for the show floor to open at 10 am. After so much waiting they were finally letting us in, Carleny and I were on the show floor at about 10:15 am. The first thing we did was search for the booth where First In Line would be because we had received an email to go to their booth to pick up a Underlined Swag tote with a surprise box full of bookish fun. Let me tell you we had a little trouble finding the booth turned out they were in the Penguin booth. Continue reading “BookCon Day 1: Experience and Haul”

The Struggle of being a reader

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In this post, I am just going to let you guys know a bit of the struggle I have been having with my reading lately. I hope you enjoy.

I will start off by saying that I am currently in the middle of reading three books. Yes, three books. These books are As Old as Time by Liz Braswell, Zenith by Sasha Alsberg and Lindsay Cummings, and lastly What the Valley Knows by Heather Christie. Now the struggle is different with each book. For What the Valley Knows it is taking me a while to Continue reading “The Struggle of being a reader”

Coming Up in April, May and June

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In today’s post, I will be sharing with you guys what I am planning on reading the next three months. Hope you enjoy.

1. What the Valley Knows by Heather Christie

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  • I received an ebook from Black Rose Writing for review. I am so excited to get to this book, it is a young adult contemporary about a girl who moves to a new town and gets involved with the popular football player. One night she and her boyfriend get into a car accident and she ends up forgetting something important. I do not know much about it but it has great reviews so I am looking forward to reading it.

Continue reading “Coming Up in April, May and June”

February and March Summary

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In today’s post, I will be telling you guys the books that I read in February and March. Let’s just get into it, hope you enjoy.

1)  Forest of a Thousand Lanterns by Julie C. Dao

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This is an East-Asian reimagining of the Evil Queen story from Snow White.  I thought this was such an originally retelling and I am so excited for the second book called Kingdom of the Blazing Pheniox. I don’t know how I feel about the cover change though.

Review:  Forest of a Thousand Lanterns      Continue reading “February and March Summary”

Review: Surprise Me by Sophie Kinsella

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This post is going to be on my spoiler-free thoughts of Surprise Me by Sophie Kinsella. Now, all of you should know that Sophie Kinsella is my favorite author. SO, when she comes out with a new book I buy it ASAP. I love Kinsella’s writing and I always have a good time reading her books. When I heard about Suprise Me I was super excited to read it.

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Sylvie and Dan have been together for 10 years and have the best lives. One day at doctors visit they are told that they can live for another 68 years. Learning this they start to panic a little since 68 years together is a very long time. So they come up with a plan to keep things fresh and exciting in their marriage. They will come up with little surprises for each other so that their lives will never become boring. While doing this, things go wrong and secrets are revealed that begin to shake up their marriage in a way that they did not intend. Continue reading “Review: Surprise Me by Sophie Kinsella”