April,May, June Summary

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Here is my wrap-up for the last three months. I have been grouping my Wrap-Ups and TBRs into three-month chunks this year. Well, this is going to be the last time because starting in July I will go back to posting these monthly! YAY! Now that, that is said let’s talk about books.

1. As Old as Time by Liz Braswell IMG_0891

This is the third book in the A Twisted Tale series and this focuses on Beauty and the Beast where the twist is “What if Belle’s mother cursed the Beast?”. I was so excited to read this book because BATB (1991) is my favorite movie and I was curious to see how I would like this retelling. I did enjoy myself reading myself but I did not love it as much as I thought I would. If you want to read more about my thoughts check out my review!

2. What the Valley Knows by Heather ChristieUnknown

I received this book from Black Rose Writing. This is the story of Molly and her life moving to a new town. From the start, we know that Molly and her boyfriend get into a car accident and Molly forgets something important that she was about to tell her mother and boyfriend. This was also a good read but there were things that I didn’t enjoy about it. If you want to know more check out my spoiler-free review where I go into more detail of the synopsis and my thoughts.

3. Wires and Nerve Vol 2: Gone Rouge by Marissa MeyerIMG_1639

What can I say about this? This is the second volume of Wires and Nerve which follows the characters of The Lunar Chronicles. It is always so fun to be with these characters and I loved this second volume.

4. An Ember in the Ashes (Ember #1)  by Sabaa Tahir Unknown-1

I picked this book up because the third book in the series was about to be released and I have heard so much about this series so I decided to give this a try. I did like it but not as much as everyone else seems to like it. If you would like me to do a full review of this book let me know!

5. Reflection ( A Twisted Tale #4) by Elizabeth Lim IMG_1638

A twist on the story of Mulan. In this story, the twist is “What if Mulan had to travel to the underworld?”. I think this is my favorite book in this series so far. I really had a fun time diving into this story. I also have a review of this book!

6. Allied ( Ruined #3) by Amy Tintera2C4F98A4-B2FD-4B97-BA84-107A171F3FC9

This is the final book in the Ruined trilogy and I think this was a really good finally to the story. I think I did want a bit more. I have full on reviews of all of the books in this series so check them out!

Ruined        Avenged       Allied

 Those are all the books I have read in the last three months. Let me know if you have read any of these books and what you thought of them. Also, find below my video on the same topic. If you love watching BookTube videos it would mean a lot if you would subscribe to the YouTube channel that I am a part of.

 

 

Until next time book nerds,

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Review: Allied by Amy Tintera

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I have finally finished reading Allied the last book in the Ruined trilogy by Amy Tintera. I say finally because it took me close to a month to finish it. I am not even sure why. Well, that being said let’s get into the actual review.

I will start off by saying that this book is told from multiple perspectives. The other books in this trilogy were also told from multiple POV but in this case, it was more POV than the other books so it took me a while to get into it. Also, the POV will change mid-chapter so I would have to adjust to the new POV quickly. Another thing is that Allied wasn’t as action-packed as the first two books. There was a lot of planning happening in this. That being said, once the action started it really had me at the edge of my seat. There was one point where a plan was about to be executed and I was really nervous to see how it would work out as well as how the characters would react.

Some of the things that I really enjoyed about Allied was, of course, seeing the BB0DE8C3-E3DF-4564-8B84-3D451AE42364interactions between Em and Cas because cute! Also, it was really interesting seeing Olivia’s development because in not so many words she is crazy! Anytime she did or said something I was thinking ” Wow! This girl is insane!” Olivia is very stubborn and it was really intriguing to see how her stubbornness affected her fate at the end.

Now let’s talk a little bit about August. August…wow he is such an idiot! It was fun to read what he said and did because he is an idiot. The way that he thinks and blames others for things that occurred because of his actions is just baffling. August is a good character because when you see that he thinks and does you are just thinking “seriously dude?”.

All in all, I think this was a really good conclusion to the trilogy. I gave Allied 3 stars out of 5, it lost two stars because I was looking for a bit more from it. Like I said I did really enjoy the experience I had reading Allied. If you have not read this trilogy yet please do! It is a fun adventure. Let me know in the comments if you have read this trilogy and your thoughts on it.

Reviews:   Ruined, Avenged 

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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.

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Anticipated 2018 Books

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This post is going to be about my top 5 books that I can not wait to be released in 2018. They will be listed in publication date order. Hope you enjoy!

   1) Surprise Me by Sophie Kinsella Unknown

Release Date: February 13, 2018

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About: 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.

Thoughts: I love Sophie Kinsella’s writing and I can not wait to finally read this book. I know it’s going to be filled with laughter and surprise ( pun not intended) in true Kinsella style.  Continue reading “Anticipated 2018 Books”

Top Books of 2017

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For my last post of 2017, I am going to share with you the top books that I read this year. That is my from the 24 books I read this year the ones that I enjoyed the most. I have reviews for all the books on this list, so if you want more information on the books or my thoughts on them you can check out my review. Now let’s get into this list.

1) My Not so Perfect Life by Sophie Kinsella ( Stand Alone)fullsizerender-jpg-2

Read: 2/8/17- 2/11/17

Genres: Fiction, Romance, Chick Lit, Contemporary, Romance

Rating: 5 stars

Review: MNSPL Continue reading “Top Books of 2017”

Mid-Year Book Freak Out Tag

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    This post is the mid-year book freak out tag! I am not sure who created the tag so if you know let me know in the comments so I can give them credit. Now let’s get into these questions.

1. Best book you’ve read so far in 2017.

    My Not So Perfect Life by Sophie Kinsellafullsizerender-jpg-2

   – Loved this book! Sophie Kinsella never fails me.  —> Review of MNSPL Continue reading “Mid-Year Book Freak Out Tag”

Book Monologue # 7: Avenged by Amy Tintera

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    In this post, I will be spilling all my thoughts on Avenged by Amy Tintera the second book in the Ruined series. If you have not read Avenged and would like to read a spoiler-free review you can check mine out! Also if you have not read Ruined I have a review for that as well one is spoiler free and the other has spoilers. Now let’s get into this review.

    Like I said in my spoiler free review of Ruined I loved this sequel. I thought this was a great continuation of the first book and a great set up for the third and last book. I will now go character by character and discuss my thoughts about them.  Continue reading “Book Monologue # 7: Avenged by Amy Tintera”

Review: Avenged by Amy Tintera

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    Finally! After months and months of waiting, I was able to read the second book in the Ruined series Avenged! I’ll let you guys know from now that the second book did not disappoint, this was a great continuation. First things first if you have not read either books stop right there and check out my spoiler-free review of Ruined. This review will have some spoilers of Ruined since this is a sequel. Now let’s get into the actual review!

    Guys! I absolutely loved this second book, Avenged. I thought it was a great continuation and I loved seeing all the characters development. In Ruined Emelina’s main goal is to save her sister Olivia from the Lera kingdom who kidnapped her. By the end of book one Em accomplishes her goal and saves her sister. Em’s plan had worked exactly how she planned it, except for one thing. Em never planned on developing feelings for the Lera Prince, Casimir. Continue reading “Review: Avenged by Amy Tintera”

Book Monologue 5: Ruined by Amy Tintera

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Today I will be discussing Ruined by Amy Tintera. This review will have spoilers if you are looking for a spoiler-free review check out my review. Like I said in my spoiler-free review I really enjoyed this book, so much that I gave it five stars. Also because I read Ruined a little while ago it is not that fresh in my mind. So I will just be stating some of the thoughts I had when I was reading this book. Continue reading “Book Monologue 5: Ruined by Amy Tintera”

Review: Ruined by Amy Tintera

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I bring to you my review on Amy Tintera’s Ruined. I first found out about this book when I watched Epic Reads  Explains Ruined video. After I watched this video I knew I had to get this book ASAP because it sounded so good. Some time after I watched another Epic Reads video where Margot was talking about Ruined and said that it was amazing. This added Continue reading “Review: Ruined by Amy Tintera”