#BookReview Chasing Rainbows NYC

Hello my fellow Bookworms!

I feel like it has been years since I posted a blog, but in reality its only been a couple weeks! My family and I caught a really nasty cold and I was completely out of commission. Just to wake up in the mornings took all the energy out of me. I hate colds! Once one person in the household gets it, better believe it goes right down the line to everyone else. It is the worst feeling but thankfully it has passed. Now I am back and for my first blog I will be reviewing an ARC I received called “Chasing Rainbows NYC” by Eve Wing.

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My Thoughts:

Before I get into what I thought please be advised that this review DOES CONTAIN SPOILERS! 

Okay so right off the back we are presented with a murder. Housekeeper is cleaning a house and was expecting her employer to be back by a certain time as is her routine but she never shows. After calling the husband because she is worried, suddenly the bell rings and there are two detectives at the door. They let the housekeeper know that her employer was found murdered during her morning run in the park. Detectives search the house looking for clues as to who would want to kill Mrs. Gavrin. They find a safe with her diaries in it and take them to see if there may be clues in it.

Now I love a book that starts off with a bang, and of course a murder is just that. The rest of the book is her journals over the course of years. Now you dont really know that until the end because there is no real transition from that start to the next chapter. I was kind of confused because I couldn’t figure out what the relevance of the murder was to what was happening during the course of the book. Maybe 80 percent through I figured out that Ariella is the woman who was murdered in the beginning and Gael, Jesse, and later on her husband Gavrin where the suspects.

The detectives and the murder investigation are never mentioned again until the very end, and I feel the whole crime itself was anti-climatic. You don’t ever get to know how many years throughout the book has gone by, or how old the characters are (basically the timeline itself is kinda wishy-washy).

Most of the time I wanted to strangle the main character Ariella for allowing Gael and Jesse to mentally abuse her, because lets be honest that is exactly what went on in both of those relationships. Jesse was more of a violent abuse, and Gael was the sweet sexual kind of abuse. This is no love story by any means but I loved that about it. You do get tired of all the lovey dovey romance mysteries. Sometimes you need a book that makes you hate the relationships and situations the characters put themselves into. Ariella is DEFINITELY that character. She is so sex driven and when she doesn’t get it she becomes a complete mess! Her view of love for both these men is totally screwed up. I really thought that in the end she finally found a man that she was looking for and yet you find out she still continued to deal with both of those losers. Like really Ariella, REALLY?

Overall, I really enjoyed the story. It held my attention throughout, and if you can get me to talk to the characters while I am reading then that is a GREAT thing. I do think it lacked detail and needed a better timeline but nothing is perfect and those small things didn’t keep me from liking the story at all.

Until next time…

Peace, Love, and Read On! ♥

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#Blogtober #BookReview Single Chicas Volume 1

Hello my fellow Bookworms!

I was fortunate enough to receive a copy of “Single Chicas” from the author Sandra C. Lopez. I honestly really enjoyed the short stories. I’m usually not one to read a book full of short stories as I tend to lose interest very quickly but that was not the case with this book. This book contained 13 hilarious shorts that I think everyone would enjoy.

My Big Fat Fake Marriage was one of my favorites, although I so can relate to Always a Price. I think every Hispanic family either has a mechanic in the family or knows a guy. And let me tell you these mechanics gossip more than us women, LOL. Unfortunately for me I have TONS of mechanics in my family and they also all know a guy. The gossip and drama that goes on in their garages. O.M.G!! If you like funny stories then you should definitely pick this book up, You won’t regret it!

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Synopsis: Perfection is a Barbie doll, and, unless you’re looking for a guy with a fake smile, a hard head, and no genitalia, then you’re better off NOT being perfect―Single Chicas 

Single Chicas is a collection of stories about modern Latinas being in, out, and around the zany hurdles of relationships. One woman receives strange calls from a lonely soul, another seeks advice on how to love herself, and another wakes up in a parallel universe to a man she’s never met. These chicas will make painstaking effort to survive the complexities with humor and grace. Once again, López dazzles audiences with her brilliantly candid craft. Smart, witty, and funny, these stories will explore the true endurance of singlehood.

About The Author!

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Born and raised in Hawaiian Gardens, CA, Sandra C. López is one of today’s influential Latina authors in Young Adult literature. Her first novel, “Esperanza: A Latina Story”, was published in March 2008 WHILE she was still in college. Shortly after that, she wrote the follow up to “Esperanza” called “Beyond the Gardens”, published in October 2009. Now, this young writer is a full graduate of Cal State University Fullerton with a BFA in the arts. She was named as one of “2011 Top Ten New Latino Authors to Watch” by Latino Stories. 

Definitely look into her books. Can’t wait to see what she has in store for Volume 2!

Until next time…

Peace, Love, and Read On! ♥

#Blogtober #Bookreview Vicious *SPOILERS*

Hello my fellow Bookworms!

Today I finished reading Vicious by V.E Schwabs. Since I have been active in the book community, I kept hearing about this book and the sequel to that was being released. The book received a lot of praise and made me want to check it out. I looked up the synopsis on @goodreads and was very intrigued. I added it to my October TBR and after reading 3 awesome books this month, I thought it was time to crack this baby open. Before I get into my thoughts on the book, let me give you the synopsis on it first!

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Victor and Eli started out as college roommates—brilliant, arrogant, lonely boys who recognized the same sharpness and ambition in each other. In their senior year, a shared research interest in adrenaline, near-death experiences, and seemingly supernatural events reveals an intriguing possibility: that under the right conditions, someone could develop extraordinary abilities. But when their thesis moves from the academic to the experimental, things go horribly wrong. 

Ten years later, Victor breaks out of prison, determined to catch up to his old friend (now foe), aided by a young girl whose reserved nature obscures a stunning ability. Meanwhile, Eli is on a mission to eradicate every other super-powered person that he can find—aside from his sidekick, an enigmatic woman with an unbreakable will. Armed with terrible power on both sides, driven by the memory of betrayal and loss, the archnemeses have set a course for revenge—but who will be left alive at the end?

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Now, I have to say that I absolutely love Victor. I didn’t find him quite evil, but he was no hero either. What upset me really was that he never got to explain what happened with Angie. I get her death was still technically his fault, but at the same time it was a mistake. Eli was definitely 100 percent the supervillian. I don’t truly believe that he thought that it was his duty from God to rid the world of EOs. Serena hit the nail on the coffin when she said that his ability was receptive, and other EO’s weren’t ant that is why he felt his was pure.

That is another thing that bothered me to, SERENA. As close as she was with her sister why would she even allow Eli to make her think that she needed to be killed. I also hated that fact that poor Sydney was thrown into this terrible situation. She was only a child. I’m glad Mitch and Victor has found her, although they exposed her to so much, Victor also seemed to care for her and didn’t want her to witness things.

The book was great, and I am so glad I picked it up thanks to all you wonderful bloggers out there. I am also glad I was able to read it after Vengeful was released so I don’t have to wait to find out what happened to Eli. This book had mystery, suspense, and thrilling. The way Schwab revealed the plot and background slowly with the flashbacks throughout the book was magnificent. It was gradual and methodical and went perfect with the theme. Every time I had questions about something it would show up in a flashback and I am like “Oh so that’s what happened?” This book deserves 5 stars and I will be heading to the bookstore tomorrow to pick up Vengeful.

Until next time…

Peace, Love, and Read On! ♥

#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 #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 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! ♥

#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! ❤

#BookBlogtober! October TBR

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Hello my fellow Bookworms!

I am so excited to be participating in #BookBlogtober1 I saw the idea on Jenniely post. Since it is my first time doing something like this I have decided to use her list for this month. Today is all about my October TBR! I must admit that my list is pretty long but I have already put a dent in it by finishing one of the books on the list just a few minutes ago! Ha! I just couldn’t put the book down once I started, I was hooked. But anyway lets get this rolling with my list.

Goodreads Group Catching Up On The Classics

So these two books come from Catching up on the Classics group on #goodreads. I have been apart of this group for a while but must admit have not participated in any of the monthly reads so far.

So for this month the book being read are Jude the Obscure, The Secret History, The Arabian Nights, and Rip Van Winkle. I am actually really excited about putting a dent in my classics TBR. I would have done Frankenstein being as it is the month of October but I just finished reading it a couple weeks ago. Rip Van Winkle will have to fit the bill though.

Goodreads Group Addicted to YA 

So my next group of books come from my group Addicted to YA on #goodreads. If you haven’t noticed by now I am trying to be an active member with the book community I joined on Goodreads. I want to continue to build relationships with like minded bookster so I am participating more in the groups that I joined and reading with them each month.

This month we are reading Leah on the Offbeat, The Diviners, Furyborn, and The Darkest Part of the Forest. I have really been wanting to read The Darkest Part of the Forest so I am really glad to see that on the list to read this month. Furyborn has magic in it so that hooked me in immediately. Who doesn’t love a bit of magic?!? The Diviners seems like it is going to feed into my mood of dark mystery. I don’t know why I have been wanting to read darker books as of late so I am happy to be able to crack this open. And of course who doesn’t want to have a nice teen drama!

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Next up we have The Home for Unwanted Girls, and The Broken Girls. By the synopsis for the Home for Unwanted Girls, I may need a box of tissues next to me. I’m thinking of popcorn for The Broken Girls, LOL!

Books I Currently Already Own

I seriously need to start making a dent in the books I currently own, being both physical and ebooks, I received Aces of Shades, and The Cruel Prince as part of my #owlcrate boxes, but I was in such a funk at the time I didn’t bother opening them. I received an ebook ARC The Forgotten Child, and won a giveaway and received Reborn by Meredith Wild; so those are both obviously on my list this month. Everyone keeps praising VE Schwab’s Vicious so that is a must as well. I am throwing in The Picture of Dorian Gray for the Halloween month, and The Vampire Lestat for my re-reading of the Vampire Chronicles. Last but not least is Fiona Barton’s The Child, which by the way I just finished it today! Ha! I couldn’t put the book down, and finishing it on the first day of October boosted my confidence in making a huge dent in this TBR. Maybe I even get to read all the books on this list. Hey one can dream right.

Until next time…

Peace, Love, and Read On! ❤