#Blogtober Local Bookshop Visit!

Hello my fellow Bookworms!

Happy Columbus Day! Today my son had the day off from school so I decided to finally take a trip down to the local bookstore here in our town. It was worth the visit. The shop is called #TheLittleBohoBookshop and it boasts on Indie books. To me the bookshop it very much catered to children which I think is perfect. My son fell in love the moment we stepped into it. It’s small but designed very cute. Up front they have new release YA books, but the shelves surrounding are all children books ranging from baby books to pre-teen stuff. In the very back, in another room, they have more children’s books and books for adults. Near the registered are all the classics.

Of course we had to pick up some goodies. We recently read a book #TheLastKidsOnEarth and the Zombie Parade, which my son loved. As we were perusing the shelves he saw book 3 and 4 in the series and desperately wanted them. He couldn’t decide on which one, and being such a book lover myself, I got him both. He would not stop smiling for the remainder of the day. You know when we got back home he grabbed one of my bookmarks and we read the first 5 chapters in book three. It just warms me to the core seeing him love books the way that I do. The staff are extremely friendly and I know where I will be going to get my son’s books from now on. Best part is that they will order me any book I want right to the store!

Until next time…

Peace, Love, and Read On!

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#Blogtober Day 7 Week Wrap-Up

Hello my fellow Bookworms!

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Today is Day 7 of #blogtober. So far for me it’s going pretty well. I’ve been getting some great feedback and some new followers which is always a plus. I’m so glad I get to share my love for books with you all, and I enjoy reading your blogs as well.

This week I received a few goodies (books) via my kindle reader and in the mail. I haven’t begun reading any of them yet because I’ve been trying to get through my October TBRs. I’ve finished 3 books on my list this week. All three of them were 5 stars and would recommend them to everyone. Just click on my book reviews and you can read my thoughts on them this past week.

I started reading Vicious by V.E. Schwabs, and I must say that I am hooked already. I can’t wait to finish it so I can read Vengeful. I have read so many great reviews on the book that I am anxious to get to it, but I don’t want to rush through Vicious and miss anything.

The town I live in has the cute bookstore that opened up a while ago but I haven’t stopped in there yet. I’ve always headed straight to Barnes and Noble, or just ordered my books online, but since my son is off from school tomorrow I’m going to take him with me to check it out. I heard great things about it and according to what I’ve heard the owner is very nice and will get anything you request in for you. Barnes and Nobles is a distance for me so being able to have access to the books I want will be heaven. Who knows maybe there is an awesome book club there I haven’t discovered yet!

My son and I also started and new book called The Babysitters Guide to Monster Hunting. I love having this connection with him. I’ve been reading to him since he was in the womb, and to see his love for books blossoming over the years just warms my heart. He is definitely his Momma’s boy! I’m thinking of incorporating a section on my blog for joint reviews on the books we read together. I think that would be a nice addition to my blog and something else we can enjoy doing together.

I hope that this week will be as amazing with my reads as this past week. One can only hope that every book they read is 5 stars.

Until next time…

Peace, Love, and Read On! ❤️

#Blogtober Favorite Autumn Drinks While Reading!

Hello my fellow Bookworms!

Today is Day 6 of #Blogtober! I so look forward to #blogging for you all each day, I may keep it up well after October. #Blogtober is helping me get more involved with the book community and I am meeting lots of new people who have a passion for books as I do. I am also discovering tons of new #authors I would have never come across had it not been for me starting this blog. Thank you all for the follows, and for the amazing blogs and books put out! It is wonderful to know that so many people are still advid readers and enjoy it as much as I do.

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I love the fall! I love seeing the leaves change colors, wearing my favorite sweaters, going pumpkin picking, and visiting all the halloween attractions. Hiking in the fall foilage is probably the best thing ever, but nothing compares to grabbing a great book, your favorite drink and getting lost. There are three drinks that I love to have during the fall weather while reading my favorite books. The are both alcoholic and non alcoholic (hey sometimes you need a little something something, lol).

My first frink is none other than APPLE CIDER. I love fresh apple cider. Here in New Jersey there are some great farms that make their own apple cider that are to die for. If you live in New Jersey or ever visit you have to go to #DeliciousOrchids and #AlstedeFarms and pick yourself up some of their apple cider. I love both hot and cold cider and when I am feeling adventurous I will add #FireballWhiskey to it. It give it a nice cinnamon taste that enhances the cider and taste like apple pie a bit. On cold days it really warms you up! I’m actually having a cup of it right now, lol.

Next up is Vanilla Chai. I love Vanilla Chai, especially for some reason the #DunkinDonuts version. Don’t ask me why, I don’t know, but I am obsessed with it during the fall. We drink this alot when we go visit the haunted attractions during October. We also spike it with none other than… #FireballWhiskey. If you haven’t noticed that is also our choice of drink but I don’t drink it straight just like to spike some of my favorite fall drinks from time to time. Vanilla Chai is just sweet enough to give me that extra sugar rush during late night reading sessions. It also keep me nice and warm because, although these past few years have particularly warm in October, the nights still get a little chilly.

Last but not least it TEA!!!! I love tea in the fall. These past few years I have been drinking alot more tea and trying out different flavors. So far I love every flavor I have tried. It’s funny because I can’t stand tea any other time of the year. Refuse to drink it except for in the fall. I have these great tumblers I bought in walmart that keep everything either hot or cold for a long time. I used it the other day and it kept my tea scolding hot for 4 hours! It also soothes and relaxes me so I can focus on the book I am reading.

These three drinks are probably the best things out there to drink while reading. I always look forward to the fall for these drinks alone. They are soothing and calming and really help to loosen up so you can emerge yourself in your books. You should all try it.

Until next time….

Peace, Love, and Read On! ♥

#Blogtober #BookReview The Forgotten Child by Melissa Erin Jackson

Hello my fellow Bookworms!

Although October just started, it has been a really good book month. Already I have finished 3 books on my October TBR! This last book was called “The Forgotten Child” by Melissa Erin Jackson. I won this ARC on @goodreads and am sooooooo happy that I did!

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First of all this cover…. The cover is what drew me in to enter the giveaway. If I am not drawn to the cover sometimes I just pass up a book. I know, I know, you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, but lets be honest a lot of people do. This cover is mysterious and creepy and perfect for this book. It fits perfectly with the theme. Before I get into my thoughts on the actual book, let me give you the synopsis of it.

Ever since Riley Thomas, reluctant medium extraordinaire, accidentally released a malevolent spirit from a Ouija board when she was thirteen, she’s taken a hard pass on scary movies, haunted houses, and cemeteries. So when her best friend pressures her into spending a paranormal investigation weekend at the infamous Jordanville Ranch—former home of deceased serial killer Orin Jacobs—Riley is one-hundred-percent not ready.

Shortly after their arrival at the ranch, the spirit of a little boy contacts Riley; a child who went missing—and was never found—in 1973.

In order to put the young boy’s spirit to rest, she has to come to grips with her ability. But how can she solve a mystery that happened a decade before she was born? Especially when someone who knows Orin’s secrets wants to keep the truth buried—no matter the cost.

This book starts off with a bang. It is creepy, and mysterious, and hand me biting my nails as I was reading it. I love the way the history of the ranch is revealed in the book, and how Melissa developed the serial killer story.  I felt like could actually picture everything that was going on as if I was watching a movie. I love Riley, and loved watching her growth throughout the book. Michael is everyone’s dream guy I swear, LOL. It’s really hard not to give out any spoilers to this book. The flash backs were well placed and didn’t take away from the present day. I think the ending was great. It ended with a sense that things are just getting started for Riley. I want to read the second book and it sucks that this one hasn’t even hit bookshelves yet so I have a while to wait. This book is worth the 5 stars that I gave it. I can not praise it enough. Plus it went perfect for the month of October. You all should pick this book up if you haven’t come across it yet.

Until next time…

Peace, Love, and Read On! ♥

#Blogtober Favorite Places to Read!

Hello my fellow Bookworms!

Today is Day 4 of #blogtober, and the topic of the day is Favorite Places To Read! #Bookblogtober is and event where you post a blog everyday of the month of October. I first came across the idea on Jenniely blog. I thought this world be a great first event for me to try as a book blogger. Although I was anxious at the beginning, I now look forward to posting a new blog for you all to read everyday.

There are a couple of great places that I like to read. One of the first places is in front of a campfire.

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There is something so relaxing about sitting out in the middle of the woods with a nice roaring campfire in front of you, your favorite throw blanket and chair, and a great book in your hand. Now this is no time to have an ebook (although I love both); no you need the physical book to understand and get the whole experience. There are no distractions and the whole environments helps pull you into the story you are reading. It is probably the best place to take a book and read.

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We have this old rocking chair in my house that was given to my mother in-law when she was designing the nursery for son. We kept in and put it in our sons nursery, and now it sits in my living room near my bookcase. It is so soothing to just sit in it and rock while reading. The rocking totally relaxes me and I fall completely into the book I am reading. All else falls away around me so that it is only the book and the comfort the rocking chair brings to me. I feel like I belong in those movies where there is always that old woman sitting out on her porch just rocking in her rocker. Best feeling ever.

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Last place I find is great for me to read is my couch! I don’t know what it is about my couch but I can lay across it all day reading. I put all my essentials (mainly snacks) onto the coffee table and let myself get lost in my books. The house can catch fire around me and I probably wouldn’t notice. LOL!

Until next time…

Peace, Love, and Read On! ♥

#Blogtober The Cruel Prince

Hello my fellow Bookworms!

Today is Day 3 of #bookblogtober. I’m surprised that I am keeping with blogtober and excited for it each day. When I first decided to participate I was very anxious about it. Now I look forward to my next post. So without further ado this post is Dedicated to Holly Black’s The Cruel Prince.

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Synopsis: Of course I want to be like them. They’re beautiful as blades forged in some divine fire. They will live forever.

And Cardan is even more beautiful than the rest. I hate him more than all the others. I hate him so much that sometimes when I look at him, I can hardly breathe.

Jude was seven when her parents were murdered and she and her two sisters were stolen away to live in the treacherous High Court of Faerie. Ten years later, Jude wants nothing more than to belong there, despite her mortality. But many of the fey despise humans. Especially Prince Cardan, the youngest and wickedest son of the High King.

To win a place at the Court, she must defy him–and face the consequences.

As Jude becomes more deeply embroiled in palace intrigues and deceptions, she discovers her own capacity for trickery and bloodshed. But as betrayal threatens to drown the Courts of Faerie in violence, Jude will need to risk her life in a dangerous alliance to save her sisters, and Faerie itself.

This book was very dark. The violence from the very beginning was unexpected. I guess because it is a YA book, I didn’t think it would be that way. It definitely fits in with my October reads. I did enjoy it though. Seeing Jude fight back against her enemies even though she believed herself to be weaker. The plot and characters were well thought out. I also liked the touch of Jude loving Madoc even though he killed her parents. I’m still processing some of the things that went on in the book. Cardan and Jude is not something I want to unfold. I think that too much cruelty, and violence is between them for that to even make any sense. Taryne’s character was unexpected as well but I do like the twist of it. The ending for this book was perfect and kept me wanting to know more. I do hope there is a second book to it because I do want to see what becomes of the Court of Shadows and Jude. I rate this 4 out of 5 stars!

Until next time…

Peace, Love, and Read On! ♥

#BookReview …. The Widow and The Child by Fiona Barton! May contain *SPOILERS*

Hello my fellow Bookworms!

I just finished reading The Child by Fiona Barton on Monday, which was apart of my TBR for October. Since I have also read The Widow I thought they would both make for another #bookreview. Before I get into what I thought about them here are their synopsis brought to you by #Goodreads.

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When the police started asking questions, Jean Taylor turned into a different woman. One who enabled her and her husband to carry on, when more bad things began to happen…

But that woman’s husband died last week. And Jean doesn’t have to be her anymore.

There’s a lot Jean hasn’t said over the years about the crime her husband was suspected of committing. She was too busy being the perfect wife, standing by her man while living with the accusing glares and the anonymous harassment. 

Now there’s no reason to stay quiet. There are people who want to hear her story. They want to know what it was like living with that man. She can tell them that there were secrets. There always are in a marriage. 

The truth—that’s all anyone wants. But the one lesson Jean has learned in the last few years is that she can make people believe anything…

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When a paragraph in an evening newspaper reveals a decades-old tragedy, most readers barely give it a glance. But for three strangers it’s impossible to ignore.

For one woman, it’s a reminder of the worst thing that ever happened to her.

For another, it reveals the dangerous possibility that her darkest secret is about to be discovered.

And for the third, a journalist, it’s the first clue in a hunt to uncover the truth.

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Now let us get to my thoughts. In The Widow I did really enjoy having multiple POVs. Fiona Barton makes it very smooth having the different narrators. I read many books where this didn’t work well and made it difficult to follow the story, but that is not the case here. You really sympathize with DI Sparks and how personal he has taken the case. I also really like how well the characters are written here. Each one is very different and well thought out. I think the best thought out character is obviously Jeanie. You get so caught up in her “Jeanie” personality that it takes you a while to realize that its an act. At first it may have been who she was but as her marriage went on and she began uncovering things about her husband, she was no longer that naive simple woman. You do piece together that her husband did have something to do with the disappearance early on, just not what exactly happened to her. I did have all these different conclusions as to what he might have done to her and am actually glad it wasn’t what I thought he did. I didn’t care much for the mother of the child and think we could have done without her POV. I feel like DI Sparks, Kate, and the widow is all that was needed for the story. All around  this was a really great story. A little predictable in some aspects but still very enjoyable and the characters are amazing. I gave this one 4 stars!

Now we get to The Child. Let me tell you that I read this book in about 12 hours. I could not put it down from the moment I opened it up. It is a very gripping tale and just takes this crazy hold of you. I can’t even describe the many different emotions I felt while reading this book. I love that about it. You felt anger, sadness, disgust, shock, and happiness. Kate is such an amazing character. Emma’s story tore me apart as it unfolded. Angela’s story about Alice and how after 40 yrs how much it still affected her was heartbreaking. The connection between all the character was well thought out. I never expected the outcome at the end. It had me gripping the pages and wanting to just skip right to the end and find out what happened to Alice and if the body found was really her. I can not give enough praise for this book. This is definitely one I  would recommend to everyone. I gave this book 5 stars.

Until next time…

Peace, Love, and Read On! ♥

#BookReview The Last Kids On Earth and the Zombie Parade!

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Hello my fellow Bookworms!

This week my son and I finished reading “The Last Kids On Earth and the Zombie Parade” by Max Brallier. Before I get into what I thought of it here is some information about it.

Title: The Last Kids On Earth and the Zombie Parade (Last Kids On Earth #2)

Author: Max Brallier

Genre: Children’s Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Horror

Publisher: Viking Books for Young Readers

Publication Date: September 6, 2016

Synopsis: The zombies are disappearing. This might seem like a good thing, since zombies eat your brains, but normal human kid Jack Sullivan is suspicious. He keeps hearing an eerie shrieking noise that seems to be almost summoning the zombies—but to where, and for what (probably) foul purpose?

Jack, his three best friends (maybe the only people left on Earth), and their pet monster Rover need to get to the bottom of this. Along the way they encounter a lot more than they bargained for, including a giant Wormungulous, a pizza parlor monster hangout, an ancient evil who destroys worlds, and a stereo system that is totally the bomb. Can Jack figure out why the zombies are vanishing . . . before he and his friends are next?

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My Thoughts:

This book was very well written for the young readers today. The way the main characters spoke was realistic. My 7 year old was able to follow the story with no effort. I absolutely love the family dynamic of the characters. They were not family by blood but they were family none the less and Jack would do what ever is necessary to protect his family. My son really got a kick out of Dirt and his garden, as well as Quint and his zombie trap catastrophes. We did not read the first book in the series but my son saw they had more and wants to read the rest of the collection. It will be interesting to read how it all started with the zombies. I think the whole humans and monsters working together was amazing. I feel like children can really enjoy this book as well as learn a few life lessons along the way. I would give this book 4.5 ☆ I do think this is a great book to give to your kids. The age group this book is more for is around 7-12 yr olds. Anything older then that and they may think it too childish (yet I enjoyed it very much but I am also a huge kid on the inside). If you haven’t already picked read it, I definitely recommend you pick up this one and maybe the others in the series. 

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Until next time…

Peace, Love, and Read On! ♥

The Versatile Blogger Award!

Hello my fellow Bookworms!

♥ This post is about being nominated for a blog award by MitziCBooks! Thank you for the nomination! I advise everyone to go check out her page for some cool reviews on Sci-Fi, Fantasy, and Romance books. She is fairly new to blogging as am I that is why it was so nice of her to nominate me ♥

The Rules are:

• If you are nominated, you’ve been awarded the Versatile Blogger Award
• Thank the person who gave you the award
• Include link to their blog
• Select 15 blogs/bloggers that you’ve recently discovered or follow regularly
• Nominate those 15 bloggers for the Versatile Blogger Award
• Finally, tell the person who nominated you 7 things about yourself

So MitziCBooks here are 7 things about me:

  1. I can never start a book (or anything for that matter) without finishing. I can absolutely hate it and still need to see it to the end.
  2. I have a 7 year old son who also really loves books. I am not allowed to go to the bookstore without him, and if I do, I better make sure I have something for him as well.
  3. I am a diabetic since I was 18 years old.
  4. I really love camping and sitting by the campfire at night. Also making real ‘smores is awesome!
  5. I am the oldest of my mom’s 3 children.
  6. One of my favorite author of all times is Anne Rice! I am an addict when it comes to the Vampire Chronicles. I can’t wait for the series to start next year.
  7. Chistmas is my favorite holiday! We go all out every year with decoration the inside and outside of my house. Last year we put up 2 Christmas trees.

Ok so now I am going to nominate:

Clarissa Reads It All

Hooked From Page One

Jill’s Book Cafe

Forever and Everly

The Bookish Actress

Reader Voracious Blog

The Romance Bibliophile

My World of Books

Book Dragons

Jenniely

Katie’s Book Cave

Comfy Reading

Swathi Blogs

Gems Book Nook

B’s Book Blog

It is all up to you wonderful bloggers if you want to participate!

Until next time…

Peace, Love, and Read On! ❤

#BookBlogtober! October Releases

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Hello my fellow Bookworms!

Today is Day 2 of #bookblogtober. Again I want to thank Jenniely for posting about this awesome idea. Day 2 is all about October releases! There are so many good books being released this month. I mean G O O D books. If I names them all the list would never stop but my list today are the ones I can’t wait to get my hands on. All synopsis are from #Goodreads.

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October 2nd Releases

  • The Witch of Willow Hall by Hester Fox: In the wake of a scandal, the Montrose family and their three daughters—Catherine, Lydia, and Emeline—flee Boston for their new country home, Willow Hall.

    The estate seems sleepy and idyllic. But a subtle menace creeps into the atmosphere, remnants of a dark history that call to Lydia, and to the youngest, Emeline.

    All three daughters will be irrevocably changed by what follows, but none more than Lydia, who must draw on a power she never knew she possessed if she wants to protect those she loves. For Willow Hall’s secrets will rise, in the end…

  • The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy by Mackenzi Lee: Felicity Montague is through with pretending she prefers society parties to books about bone setting—or that she’s not smarter than most people she knows, or that she cares about anything more than her dream of becoming a doctor.

    A year after an accidentally whirlwind tour of Europe, which she spent evading highwaymen and pirates with her brother Monty, Felicity has returned to England with two goals in mind—avoid the marriage proposal of Callum Doyle, a lovestruck suitor from Edinburgh; and enroll in medical school. However, her intellect and passion will never be enough in the eyes of the administrators, who see men as the sole guardians of science.

    But then a small window of hope opens. Doctor Alexander Platt, an eccentric physician that Felicity idolizes, is looking for research assistants, and Felicity is sure that someone as forward thinking as her hero would be willing to take her on. However, Platt is in Germany, preparing to wed Felicity’s estranged childhood friend Johanna. Not only is Felicity reluctant to opening old wounds, she also has no money to make the trip.

    Luckily, a mysterious young woman is willing to pay Felicity’s way, so long as she’s allowed to travel with Felicity disguised as her maid. In spite of her suspicions, Felicity agrees, but once the girl’s true motives are revealed, Felicity becomes part of a perilous quest that will lead her from the German countryside to the promenades of Zurich to secrets lurking beneath the Atlantic.

  • A May of Days by Ransom RiggsVintage photographs reveal the never-before-seen world of peculiar America with a stunning addition—full-color images.

    Having defeated the monstrous threat that nearly destroyed the peculiar world, Jacob Portman is back where his story began, in Florida. Except now Miss Peregrine, Emma, and their peculiar friends are with him, and doing their best to blend in. But carefree days of beach visits and normalling lessons are soon interrupted by a discovery—a subterranean bunker that belonged to Jacob’s grandfather, Abe.

    Clues to Abe’s double-life as a peculiar operative start to emerge, secrets long hidden in plain sight. And Jacob begins to learn about the dangerous legacy he has inherited—truths that were part of him long before he walked into Miss Peregrine’s time loop.

    Now, the stakes are higher than ever as Jacob and his friends are thrust into the untamed landscape of American peculiardom—a world with few ymbrynes, or rules—that none of them understand. New wonders, and dangers, await in this brilliant next chapter for Miss Peregrine’s peculiar children. Their story is again illustrated throughout by haunting vintage photographs, but with a striking addition for this all-new, multi-era American adventure—full color.

  • Damsel by Elana K. Arnold: The rite has existed for as long as anyone can remember: when the prince-who-will-be-king comes of age, he must venture out into the gray lands, slay a fierce dragon, and rescue a damsel to be his bride. This is the way things have always been.

    When Ama wakes in the arms of Prince Emory, however, she knows none of this. She has no memory of what came before she was captured by the dragon, or what horrors she has faced in its lair. She knows only this handsome prince, the story he tells of her rescue, and her destiny to sit on the throne beside him. Ama comes with Emory back to the kingdom of Harding, hailed as the new princess, welcomed to the court.

    However, as soon as her first night falls, she begins to realize that not all is as it seems, that there is more to the legends of the dragons and the damsels than anyone knows–and that the greatest threats to her life may not be behind her, but here, in front of her.

  • Broken Things by Lauren OliverIt’s been five years since Summer Marks was brutally murdered in the woods. 

    Everyone thinks Mia and Brynn killed their best friend. That driven by their obsession with a novel called The Way into Lovelorn the three girls had imagined themselves into the magical world where their fantasies became twisted, even deadly.

    The only thing is: they didn’t do it. 

    On the anniversary of Summer’s death, a seemingly insignificant discovery resurrects the mystery and pulls Mia and Brynn back together once again. But as the lines begin to blur between past and present and fiction and reality, the girls must confront what really happened in the woods all those years ago—no matter how monstrous.

October 9th Releases

  • Beneath the Citadel by Destiny Soria: In the city of Eldra, people are ruled by ancient prophecies. For centuries, the high council has stayed in power by virtue of the prophecies of the elder seers. After the last infallible prophecy came to pass, growing unrest led to murders and an eventual rebellion that raged for more than a decade.

    In the present day, Cassa, the orphaned daughter of rebels, is determined to fight back against the high council, which governs Eldra from behind the walls of the citadel. Her only allies are no-nonsense Alys, easygoing Evander, and perpetually underestimated Newt, and Cassa struggles to come to terms with the legacy of rebellion her dead parents have left her — and the fear that she may be inadequate to shoulder the burden. But by the time Cassa and her friends uncover the mystery of the final infallible prophecy, it may be too late to save the city — or themselves.

  • Dear Evan Hansen by Val EmmichDear Evan Hansen,

    Today’s going to be an amazing day and here’s why…

    When a letter that was never meant to be seen by anyone draws high school senior Evan Hansen into a family’s grief over the loss of their son, he is given the chance of a lifetime: to belong. He just has to stick to a lie he never meant to tell, that the notoriously troubled Connor Murphy was his secret best friend.

    Suddenly, Evan isn’t invisible anymore–even to the girl of his dreams. And Connor Murphy’s parents, with their beautiful home on the other side of town, have taken him in like he was their own, desperate to know more about their enigmatic son from his closest friend. As Evan gets pulled deeper into their swirl of anger, regret, and confusion, he knows that what he’s doing can’t be right, but if he’s helping people, how wrong can it be?

    No longer tangled in his once-incapacitating anxiety, this new Evan has a purpose. And a website. He’s confident. He’s a viral phenomenon. Every day is amazing. Until everything is in danger of unraveling and he comes face to face with his greatest obstacle: himself.

    A simple lie leads to complicated truths in this big-hearted coming-of-age story of grief, authenticity and the struggle to belong in an age of instant connectivity and profound isolation.

  • Fight or Flight by Samantha Young: The universe is conspiring against Ava Breevort. As if flying back to Phoenix to bury a childhood friend wasn’t hell enough, a cloud of volcanic ash traveling from overseas delayed her flight back home to Boston. Her last ditch attempt to salvage the trip was thwarted by an arrogant Scotsman, Caleb Scott, who steals a first class seat out from under her. Then over the course of their journey home, their antagonism somehow lands them in bed for the steamiest layover Ava’s ever had. And that’s all it was–until Caleb shows up on her doorstep.

    When pure chance pulls Ava back into Caleb’s orbit, he proposes they enjoy their physical connection while he’s stranded in Boston. Ava agrees, knowing her heart’s in no danger since a) she barely likes Caleb and b) his existence in her life is temporary. Not long thereafter Ava realizes she’s made a terrible error because as it turns out Caleb Scott isn’t quite so unlikeable after all. When his stay in Boston becomes permanent, Ava must decide whether to fight her feelings for him or give into them. But even if she does decide to risk her heart on Caleb, there is no guarantee her stubborn Scot will want to risk his heart on her….

October 16th Releases

  • Melmoth by Sarah Perry: For centuries, the mysterious dark-robed figure has roamed the globe, searching for those whose complicity and cowardice have fed into the rapids of history’s darkest waters—and now, in Sarah Perry’s breathtaking follow-up to The Essex Serpent, it is heading in our direction.

    It has been years since Helen Franklin left England. In Prague, working as a translator, she has found a home of sorts—or, at least, refuge. That changes when her friend Karel discovers a mysterious letter in the library, a strange confession and a curious warning that speaks of Melmoth the Witness, a dark legend found in obscure fairy tales and antique village lore. As such superstition has it, Melmoth travels through the ages, dooming those she persuades to join her to a damnation of timeless, itinerant solitude. To Helen it all seems the stuff of unenlightened fantasy.

    But, unaware, as she wanders the cobblestone streets Helen is being watched. And then Karel disappears. . . .

  • Every Breath by Nicholas Sparks: Hope Anderson is at a crossroads. At thirty-six, she’s been dating her boyfriend, an orthopedic surgeon, for six years. With no wedding plans in sight, and her father recently diagnosed with ALS, she decides to use a week at her family’s cottage in Sunset Beach, North Carolina, to ready the house for sale and mull over some difficult decisions about her future.

    Tru Walls has never visited North Carolina but is summoned to Sunset Beach by a letter from a man claiming to be his father. A safari guide, born and raised in Zimbabwe, Tru hopes to unravel some of the mysteries surrounding his mother’s early life and recapture memories lost with her death. When the two strangers cross paths, their connection is as electric as it is unfathomable . . . but in the immersive days that follow, their feelings for each other will give way to choices that pit family duty against personal happiness in devastating ways.

    Illuminating life’s heartbreaking regrets and enduring hope, Every Breath explores the many facets of love that lay claim to our deepest loyalties — and asks the question, How long can a dream survive?

October 23rd Releases

  • An Assassin’s Guide to Love and Treason by Virginia Boecker: When Lady Katherine’s father is killed for being an illegally practicing Catholic, she discovers treason wasn’t the only secret he’s been hiding: he was also involved in a murder plot against the reigning Queen Elizabeth I. With nothing left to lose, Katherine disguises herself as a boy and travels to London to fulfill her father’s mission, and to take it one step further–kill the queen herself.

    Katherine’s opportunity comes in the form of William Shakespeare’s newest play, which is to be performed in front of Her Majesty. But what she doesn’t know is that the play is not just a play–it’s a plot to root out insurrectionists and destroy the rebellion once and for all.

    The mastermind behind this ruse is Toby Ellis, a young spy for the queen with secrets of his own. When Toby and Katherine are cast opposite each other as the play’s leads, they find themselves inexplicably drawn to one another. But the closer they grow, the more precarious their positions become. And soon they learn that star-crossed love, mistaken identity, and betrayal are far more dangerous off the stage than on.

October 30th Releases

  • What Goes Up by Wen BaragreyWhat goes up . . . comes down on Robyn Tinkerbell Goodfellow’s roof! Will a rogue NASA satellite crush her house before Robyn can set things right?

    Robyn Tinkerbell Goodfellow (yes, that’s actually her name) has a target on her roof. Well, not a real one, but everything seems to land there: paper airplanes, lost kites, socks, cats, and once even a skydiver! In the town of Calliope, Robyn and her magnet roof are famous–for being weird. That wasn’t such a big deal . . . until now!

    A rogue NASA satellite is falling out of orbit and is going to hit Earth. NASA says it will probably land in the ocean, but Robyn knows better–that satellite is headed for her roof. To make matters worse, Robyn discovers that she doesn’t just have a fairy middle name. When her class reads A Midsummer Night’s Dream, she learns that Robin Goodfellow is a fairy! Which means if the satellite flattens her, everyone will laugh at her name in the news stories. Robyn realizes what she needs to do: find her long-lost dad so he can help her change her name and protect her from the satellite!

    Both surprising and relatable, this middle-grade novel will have readers wishing they could move to the small town of Calliope, laugh with the larger-than-life characters, and race against the clock to save Robyn from NASA’s mistake.

  • The Darkest Star by Jennifer L. Armentrout: When seventeen-year-old Evie Dasher is caught up in a raid at a notorious club known as one of the few places where humans and the surviving Luxen can mingle freely, she meets Luc, an unnaturally beautiful guy she initially assumes is a Luxen…but he is in fact something much more powerful. Her growing attraction for Luc will lead her deeper and deeper into a world she’d only heard about, a world where everything she thought she knew will be turned on its head…

    #1 New York Times, USA Today, and internationally bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout returns to the universe of the Lux in this brand new series, featuring beloved characters both new and old.

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I know thats alot to read but after all that aren’t you as excited for these releases as I am?!? Some of the authors I have read before, and its the reason why their new book made my list; and some I have stumbled across and just reading the synopsis has me intrigued. Either way they all seem like page turners and if I am not mistaken today is October 2nd so its time for me to wrap this up and hit the book store for some of the new releases!

Until next time…

Peace, Love, and Read On! ❤