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! Continue reading “April,May, June Summary”

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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 

Until next time book nerds,

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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”

June Summary and Coming Up in July

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    Today’s post is all about what I read in June and everything that I am planning on reading in July. Let’s just get right into this post.

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1) Once Upon a Dream by Liz Braswell IMG_8484

    The first thing that I read in June was Once Upon a Dream. This book is part of the A Twisted Tale series where Braswell takes a Disney movie and puts a twist to it. For OUAD the twist is “what if sleeping beauty never woke up”. This book picks up right where Prince Phillip kisses Aurora and it doesn’t wake her up. I have a full review on OUAD so check that out if you want more details. Continue reading “June Summary and Coming Up in July”

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”

April Summary and Coming Up in May

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    I can not believe that April has ended and we are already in May! This year is going by so fast. Sadly, I did not read much in April and I am planning on having a small TBR for May. Let’s just get into my April Wrap-up, hope you enjoy.

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   Unknown-2 Guys, I finally did it! I have started to read the Harry Potter Series for the first time. It was a long time coming and I am so glad I finally decided to pick this up. In April I read the first book in the series Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone. I enjoyed the book so much I am starting to understand why this series is so beloved by the book community. To be honest I was a little afraid that I wasn’t going to like it because I attempted to read the first book when I was in the 6th grade back in 2001 and I didn’t finish it. It just hit me that I first tried to read Harry Potter four years after it’s released and this year will mark the 20th anniversary of its release. I can not believe it took me so long. But in my defense, I wasn’t much of a reader when I was a kid. Continue reading “April Summary and Coming Up in May”

Anticipated Spring 2017 Book Releases

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    Earlier this year I made a post about the books I was looking forward to for Winter 2017. This post is on the books that I am looking forward to this Spring. This will be realized in order of their release date. You will also find links to Amazon and GoodReads. Hope you enjoy! 

1. Defy the Stars by Claudia GrayUnknown-1

    Release Date: April 4th

    Series: Book 1

    Genre: Science Fiction  Continue reading “Anticipated Spring 2017 Book Releases”

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”