BookTube-A-Thon TBR

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For the second year, I will be participating in BookTube-A-Thon which is a readathon that will be happening from July 30th-August 5th. Down below you will see the reading challenges and the books I will be reading for those challenges. Hope you enjoy!

Reading Challenges

1/ Let a coin toss decided your first read.

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Summer Biannual Bibliothon Wrap-Up

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This past week has been the Biannual Bibliothon it started on July 14th and ended on July 20th which was yesterday. Down below you will find an excel sheet that details what my goals were for each challenge and what I did end up reading. Below that you will find the books and the number of pages that I read each day of the week. Hope you enjoy and let me know what you read this past week.  Continue reading “Summer Biannual Bibliothon 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! Continue reading “April,May, June Summary”

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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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!”

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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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”

Reading Update

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This is going to be an update on what I have read…or haven’t read this February. I will let you know that this was not a good reading month for me. I was able to finish reading Forest of a Thousand Lanterns by Julie C. Dao which was a really good book, I have a spoiler-free review if you want to read all the thoughts I had on that book. After I finished Forest of a Thousand Lanterns I statted reading Surprise Me by Sophie Kinsella. Let me tell you guys, I usually fly reading anything by Sophie Kinsella and I stated Surprise Me on the 14th and as I am typing this on the 28th I am still on chapter 3.  Continue reading “Reading Update”

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”