Review: Lifeline by Abbey Lee Nash

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I want to start off this review by thanking Tiny Fox Press for sending me Lifeline for review. This review will be spoiler free so read on with no fear.

I went into this book thinking that I wouldn’t get much out of this book mainly because I am more of a fantasy reader than a contemporary reader. But, I ended up really enjoying this book. Lifeline is the story of Eli who is a High School lacrosse team captain. One night at a party Eli ends up overdosing and is then sent to a teen rehab facility. This follows his journey to start his recovery. Continue reading “Review: Lifeline by Abbey Lee Nash”

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July Summary

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This is going to be a short post on the books I read in July. Since I only read three books in July and I read most of it during the Biannual Bibliothon and Booktube-A-Thon I won’t be going into detail here. If you want to know more about these books you can check out my Biannual Bibliothon Wrap-up and my Booktube-A-Thon warp-up.

 1. The Poison Apples by Lily Archer

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BookTube-A-Thon 2018 Wrap-Up

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On July 30- August 5th I participated in Booktubeathon which is a readathon created by Ariel Bissett. For the second year in a row, I decided to participate. This will be a little post of what I accomplished that week.

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As you can see in the picture above I completed four of the seven challenges. I think I did a pretty decent job even though I do wish I was able to read more. Continue reading “BookTube-A-Thon 2018 Wrap-Up”

Coming Up in July

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Let’s make this introduction short and sweet. This is all the books I am planning on reading in July. Hope you enjoy!

1.   Lifeline by Abbey Lee NashIMG_2107

I received this book from Tiny Fox Press to review. I am currently reading this and I am enjoying it so far. It is different from what I am used to reading. This is the story of Eli who is the captain of the lacrosse team and ends up overdosing at a party. This follows the story of Eli going into rehab and starting his recovery.  Continue reading “Coming Up in July”

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.

 

 

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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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Back to Writing

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I just wanted to take the time to come on here and say that I have decided to get back to writing. Last year I did a few blog post about how I wanted to write a book and about starting that process. After a while, I stopped working on it and I basically wanted to Continue reading “Back to Writing”

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”

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”

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”