Review: All the Ugly and Wonderful Things by Bryn Greenwood

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“As the daughter of a meth dealer, Wavy knows not to trust people, not even her own parents. Struggling to raise her little brother, eight-year-old Wavy is the only responsible “adult” around. She finds peace in the starry Midwestern night sky above the fields behind her house. One night everything changes when she witnesses one of her father’s thugs, Kellen, a tattooed ex-con with a heart of gold, wreck his motorcycle. What follows is a powerful and shocking love story between two unlikely people that asks tough questions, reminding us of all the ugly and wonderful things that life has to offer.”


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Review: Labyrinth Lost by Zoraida Córdova

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“Nothing says Happy Birthday like summoning the spirits of your dead relatives.

I fall to my knees. Shattered glass, melted candles and the outline of scorched feathers are all that surround me. Every single person who was in my house – my entire family — is gone.

Alex is a bruja, the most powerful witch in a generation…and she hates magic. At her Deathday celebration, Alex performs a spell to rid herself of her power. But it backfires. Her whole family vanishes into thin air, leaving her alone with Nova, a brujo boy she can’t trust. A boy whose intentions are as dark as the strange markings on his skin.

The only way to get her family back is to travel with Nova to Los Lagos, a land in-between, as dark as Limbo and as strange as Wonderland…

Beautiful Creatures meets Daughter of Smoke and Bone with an infusion of Latin American tradition in this highly original fantasy adventure.”

Published: September 6th, 2016


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Book Haul from the Big Book Sale

 

Every year at Fort Mason in San Francisco the public library holds the biggest book sale on the west coast. It’s basically a huge warehouse filled with books for $2 or $3! I went this weekend for the first time and I was lucky that the weather was absolutely beautiful.

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While it was amazing to search through the piles of books, I actually didn’t take home that many. I was extremely disappointed to find that there wasn’t a fantasy section OR a young adult section *gasp.* All of the books in my genre were mixed into fiction, literature and science fiction so I was digging through books forever. Its probably a good thing I didn’t come home with 20 books because I don’t have that much space in my apartment.

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I ended up coming home with these three books:

Tithe by Holly Black

Beautiful Oblivion by Jamie McCguire

Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen

I probably could have stayed for hours but honestly I was a little overwhelmed by all of the books. Regardless, it was any book lover’s dream to see so many cheap books! 🙂

 

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Review: Empire of Storms by Sarah J. Maas (Throne of Glass #5)

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“The long path to the throne has only just begun for Aelin Galathynius. Loyalties have been broken and bought, friends have been lost and gained, and those who possess magic find themselves at odds with those who don’t.
As the kingdoms of Erilea fracture around her, enemies must become allies if Aelin is to keep those she loves from falling to the dark forces poised to claim her world. With war looming on all horizons, the only chance for salvation lies in a desperate quest that may mark the end of everything Aelin holds dear.

Aelin’s journey from assassin to queen has entranced millions across the globe, and this fifth installment will leave fans breathless. Will Aelin succeed in keeping her world from splintering, or will it all come crashing down?”


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Review: Confess by Colleen Hoover

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“Auburn Reed has her entire life mapped out. Her goals are in sight and there’s no room for mistakes. But when she walks into a Dallas art studio in search of a job, she doesn’t expect to find a deep attraction to the enigmatic artist who works there, Owen Gentry.
For once, Auburn takes a risk and puts her heart in control, only to discover Owen is keeping major secrets from coming out. The magnitude of his past threatens to destroy everything important to Auburn, and the only way to get her life back on track is to cut Owen out of it.

The last thing Owen wants is to lose Auburn, but he can’t seem to convince her that truth is sometimes as subjective as art. All he would have to do to save their relationship is confess. But in this case, the confession could be much more destructive than the actual sin…”


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Opinions Tag 

I got tagged in the Opinions Tag by E.C. Orr. I really enjoy her blog- not only does she post reviews but also some great discussions and content for aspiring writers. Thank you so much for the tag and I apologize for it taking me so long to post!

Totally should’ve…gotten a sequel:

This was really difficult for me because when I looked through all my books I realized a lot of them DO actually have sequels even if I haven’t read them. However there are some books I wish I just had more time to spend with the characters such as..

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Graceling by Kristen Cashore

I know Fire and Bitterblue are technically sequels but they focus on different characters and what I really wanted was more time with Katsa and Po!

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100 Followers!

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I just got notified that I officially have 100 followers! I started this blog because I wanted to discuss books and find some people who are equally obsessed with reading. I have had such a wonderful experience the past ~2.5 months with the blogging community and it has been really special being able to nerd out over books that I love with other like-minded people. I just wanted to give a big THANK YOU to everyone who has liked, commented on or followed my blog. I really appreciate it and thank you for making my day!

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Hype or Like Friday: September 16th

Hype or Like Friday is a meme co-created by Jill @ Rantandraveaboutbooks, Britt @ Geronimo Reads and Larkin @ Wonderfilled Reads. Join their Goodreads group here to participate! Each month they choose a hyped up book to read and discuss on the last Friday of the month. The first three Fridays are dedicated to related discussion questions. This month we are reading Carry On by Rainbow Rowell.

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Today’s topic is: Books That Made Me Want To Read- Think about what books you read while you were in school that made you want to read. Maybe you were an English Lit major in college because you fell in love with Shakespeare or Jane Austen.


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Review: More Than This by Patrick Ness

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“A boy drowns, desperate and alone in his final moments. He dies.

Then he wakes, naked and bruised and thirsty, but alive.

How can this be? And what is this strange deserted place?

As he struggles to understand what is happening, the boy dares to hope. Might this not be the end? Might there be more to this life, or perhaps this afterlife?”


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