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”

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Review: Forest of a Thousand Lanterns by Julie C. Dao

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In this post, I will be reviewing Forest of a Thousand Lanterns by Julie C. Dao. This is a spoiler free review so you can continue reading with no fear. Forest of a Thousand Lanterns is the debut novel for Dao published by Philomel Books an imprint of Penguin Random House. This book was released on October 10th 2017. The second book Kingdom of the Blazing Phoenix is set to release on October 23rd, 2018. I believe this is a duology.

 

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This is an Evil Queen from Snow White reimagining set in East Asian-inspired fantasy world. It has been destined that Xifeng (SHE-fung) will become Empress of Feng Lu and Xifeng really wants this to come true but that future comes at a high price. She has to reject the young man that is in love with her and she has to embrace the dark magic in her. The way that Xifeng can fuel her magic is by eating the hearts of the recently killed. The God that has put her on this journey will not be happy until his power is complete. Continue reading “Review: Forest of a Thousand Lanterns by Julie C. Dao”

Review: Renegades by Marissa Meyer

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I have finished my first book of 2018 and that book is Renegades by Marissa Meyer. If you do not know Meyer is the author of the New York Times bestselling series The Lunar Chronicles as well as the standalone novel Heartless. In both The Lunar Chronicles and Heartless these were retellings, Renegades is Meyer’s first book that is her own story. If you want to know more about what Renegades is about and my thoughts on it keep on reading. This review is spoiler free so proceed without worry.

 

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In the city of Gatlot, they have superheroes named the Renegades and villains named the Anarchists.  Years before the start of this novel the Anarchists were the ones ruling the city, that is until prodigy vigilantes started fighting crime and took down the Anarchists. Now the Renegades are the ones ruling and keeping order in the city. This story follows Nova an Anarchists that is on a mission for vengeance because the Renegades let her down many years ago. When things start to look like things may be going her way she meets Adrian a Renegade boy and that is when things start to get complicated. Continue reading “Review: Renegades by Marissa Meyer”

Review: One Dark Throne by Kendare Blake

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         I have finally finished reading One Dark Throne by Kendare Blake! That took me over a month to read and I am not sure why because I really enjoyed it. One Dark Throne is the sequel to Three Dark Crowns, so there will be spoilers on Three Dark Crowns in case you haven’t read it yet. I have a review on Three Dark Crowns if you want a spoiler-free review of the first book.

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One Dark Throne starts a little bit after where we left off in Three Dark Crowns. After the crazy events that went down in Three Dark Crowns we get to see how the three Queens react to those events. Katharine somehow made it out alive out of the Breccia Domain and is more determined than ever to win the crown. Arsinoe has learned that she is not a Naturalist but a poisoner, so she needs to figure out how to take advantage of this secret. Mirabella has to try to keep the people around her from getting hurt. Continue reading “Review: One Dark Throne by Kendare Blake”

Review: Twelve Days of Christmas by Debbie Macomber

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So December 2016 I picked up Twelve Days of Christmas by Debbie Macomber. I was so excited to read a Christmas book. I got to page ten and gave up on the book because the main character annoyed me. Now December 2017 Zoe from readbyzoe hosts a 24 hour Holiday readathon and I took this opportunity to give Twelve Days of Christmas a second chance. Now, you may be asking yourself what is Twelve Days of Christmas is about. Keep on reading an I will fill you in.

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This is the story of Julia a bubbly personality and her neighbor Cain who is the complete opposite of Julia. Cain is not talkative and a bit rude to Julia. One day Julia catches Cain stealing her newspaper this is the last straw for her. Determined to break Cain’s not friendly exterior she decides to kill cain with kindness. As well as that she decides to blog about her Kill them with Kindness project for the twelve days leading up to Christmas.  Continue reading “Review: Twelve Days of Christmas by Debbie Macomber”

Review: Rise of the Isle of the Lost by Melissa de la Cruz

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   Finally, the last review of the The Isle of the Lost books. I know this is really late but better late than never right? Well, I say we just get into this review. This will be spoiler free so do not fear and read on.

   I am going to start off by talking about what I liked about the book. One of the things that I liked is the fact that things are explained. I liked that they explained where Harry Hook and Gil came from. In the first two books we know that Captain Hook has a daughter named Harriet and Gaston has twin sons named Gaston and Gaston. So when I heard about Harry son of Captain Hook and Gil son of Gaston I thought they were just going to pretend that Harriet and the Gaston twins were never a thing. But it is explained that  Harriet and Harry are siblings and the Gaston twins and Gil are brothers as well. You may say well duh obviously they are siblings. But Harry and Gil are not mentioned in the first two books they just pop up in the third book. That is what made me think that they were going to pretend that Harriet and the Gaston twins weren’t a thing. Make sense? I hope it does. Continue reading “Review: Rise of the Isle of the Lost by Melissa de la Cruz”

Review: Return to the Isle of the Lost by Melissa De La Cruz

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    I just want to start off by saying that this review will be spoiler free unlike my The Isle of the Lost review. This review is on the second book called Return to the Isle of the Lost. In this book, we pick up some time after the events of the first Descendants movie. Our four now reformed villains have gotten threatening messages to return to the Isle, they have to get to the bottom of this mystery and find out who is sending these messages. The other problem involves  Ben who is now King, who has to help Camelot to find out what monster has been terrorizing them. Continue reading “Review: Return to the Isle of the Lost by Melissa De La Cruz”

Review: The Isle of the Lost by Melissa De La Cruz

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          Here it finally is my review for the first book in the Descendants series The Isle of the Lost by Melissa De La Cruz. The first part of this review is going to be spoiler free then I will go into spoilers. Do not worry I will let you know when that is about to happen. Now on to the review.

    Some of you might be asking what is The Isle of the Lost about. Well, In this world there are two places one is Auradon where all the heroes of all the Disney movies live. The other place is the Isle of the Lost where you guessed it, all the Disney villains live. On the Isle of the Lost, all the villains and their children live under a dome that keeps them trapped on the Isle. With this dome, it keeps the villains in so they are unable to harm the heroes. This story is about Mal daughter of Maleficent, Evie daughter of the Evil Queen, Jay the son of Jafar, and Carlos the son of Curella De Vil. These four villain kids set off on a mission to retrieve Maleficent’s Dragan’s eye. They all have their own reasons for taking on this mission but will they be able to accomplish their goals? Continue reading “Review: The Isle of the Lost by Melissa De La Cruz”

Review: A Short History of the Girl Next Door by Jared Reck

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    First, off I want to apologize for not sticking to my regular posting schedule. Which if you did not know its suppose to be Wednesdays. That being said I going to try and get back to posting regularly. Now on to why you are here my review of A Short History of the Girl Next Door (ASHOTGND) by Jared Reck. I was lucky enough to get an ARC in my First in Line box at BookCon this year. You guys I am so glad that this was the book in my box because I loved this book so much.This is the debut novel for Jared Reck and I will start off by saying that Reck did an amazing job on his first book. What is ASHOTGND about? Well, this is the story of a teenage boy named Matthew aka Matt on his life starting high school and his feelings for his best friend aka the girl next door. Continue reading “Review: A Short History of the Girl Next Door by Jared Reck”

Review: Famous In Love by Rebecca Serle

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    Today’s post is on my thoughts of Famous In Love by Rebecca Serle. I read this during BookTube-A-Thon as my “read a book with a person on the cover.” I will say this from now, this wasn’t the best read I didn’t enjoy it as much as I thought I would. And I will tell you what I liked and what I just didn’t work for me.

    Famous In Love is about Paige Townsen she loves acting and that is her life goal. So when auditions are being held in her town for the book to movie adaptation of the hottest book series Locked she decides to audition. This is the story of a new actress learning about the  Hollywood life and Hollywood romance. Continue reading “Review: Famous In Love by Rebecca Serle”