Book Review: Radio Silence by Alice Oseman

Book Review: Radio Silence by Alice Oseman

25322449Title: Radio Silence

By: Alice Oseman

Pages: 403

Published: February 25th 2016

By: Harper Collins Children’s Books

Genre: YA|Friendship|Contemporary|LGBT+|Favorite

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What if everything you set yourself up to be was wrong?

Frances is been a study machine with one goal. Nothing will stand in her way; not friends, not a guilty secret – not even the person she is on the inside. Then Frances meets Aled, and for the first time she’s unafraid to be herself.

So when the fragile trust between them is broken, Frances is caught between who she was and who she longs to be. Now Frances knows that she has to confront her past. To confess why Carys disappeared…

Frances is going to need every bit of courage she has.

Engaging with themes of identity, diversity and the freedom to choose, Radio Silence is a tor de force by the most exciting writer of her generation.

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July Wrap Up [2018]

July Wrap Up [2018]

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🌸 Hi Guys!, I hope you’re having a beautiful day, today I’ll share with you my July Wrap Up, where I tell you about the books that I’ve read during the month. I’m pretty comfortable with the amount of books I’ve read this month, especially since it’s what I usually read and I feel good about it, even so I hope I can read a little more next month.
Like every month I love to remind you that I love being here sharing this space with you, my 2 year blog anniversary is so close, so it makes me a bit nostalgic, I guess, but yes, super happy of the people I’ve met and everything I’ve learned. Really grateful.
Returning to our wrap up, I read 5 books this month and sadly, but for now, I didn’t finish one. I can safely say that it was a magical month, since absolutely all my readings have this main element that is magic, and you know that I love that aspect so I’m happy for it. Beside, I haven’t had any reading below the 3 stars, so I consider it a month of very good readings in general!. I hope everyone had an incredible month of reading🌸

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Book Review: Frozen Tides by Morgan Rhodes

Book Review: Frozen Tides by Morgan Rhodes

17342701Title: Frozen Tides (Falling Kingdoms #4)

By: Morgan Rhodes

Pages: 413

Published: December 15th 2015

By: Razorbill

Genre: YA-Fantasy-Paranormal-Romance-Magic

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Rebels, royals, and monsters wage war over the Mytican throne in the shocking fourth book of the Falling Kingdoms series, from New York Times bestselling author Morgan Rhodes.

CLEO: Reeling after a bloody showdown in Limeros ending with Amara’s abduction of the water crystal, and a vacancy in the Mytican throne, Princess Cleo must cast aside her feelings and look toward her kingdom with the eyes of a Queen.

MAGNUS: With the kingdom in chaos, Princess Lucia still missing and quite possibly in danger, and a shocking realization about Cleo, the steely prince is once again torn between love and duty, leaving him wondering whether he’s strong enough to rule his people.

LUCIA: The young sorcercess has had her vengeance after the cruel death of her first and only love. Heartbroken and unable to trust anyone, she allies with the awoken Fire god, who also seeks revenge.

JONAS: After escaping death by the skin of his teeth, the defeated rebel—along with a mysterious stranger–leader reunites with Princess Cleo, only to find himself a mere pawn in a dangerous hunt for the elusive Kindred.

KING GAIUS: Abandoned by Melenia and betrayed by his own children, Gaius flees Mytica and sails to Kraeshia, where he attempts to ally with the famously brutal emperor across the Silver Sea.

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Book Review: Gathering Darkness by Morgan Rhodes

Book Review: Gathering Darkness by Morgan Rhodes

20821149Title: Gathering Darkness (Falling Kingdoms #3)

By: Morgan Rhodes

Pages: 407

Published: December 9th 2014

By: Razorbill

Genre: YA-Fantasy-Magic-Romance

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Love, vengeance, and greed spark a deadly quest for magic in the third book of the Falling Kingdoms series

Prince Magnus has just witnessed torture, death, and miracles during the bloody confrontation that decimated the rebel forces. Now he must choose between family and justice as his father, the cruel King Gaius, sets out to conquer all of Mytica. All Gaius needs now are the Kindred—the four elemental crystals that give godlike powers to their owner. But the King of Blood is not the only one hunting for this ancient, storied magic. . . .

THE KRAESHIANS join the hunt. Ashur and Amara, the royal siblings from the wealthy kingdom across the Silver Sea, charm and manipulate their way to the Kindred, proving to be more ruthless than perhaps even the King of Blood himself.

THE REBELS forge ahead. Princess Cleo and vengeful Jonas lead them, slaying with sweetness, skill, and a secret that can control Lucia’s overpowering magic—all so they can use the Kindred to win back their fallen kingdoms.

THE WATCHERS follow Melenia out of the Sanctuary. They ally in the flesh with King Gaius, who vows to use Lucia’s powers to unveil the Kindred.

The only certainty in these dark times is that whoever finds the magic first will control the fate of Mytica. . . . but the four element gods of the Kindred have other plans. 

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Book Review: The Wicked Deep by Shea Ernshaw

Book Review: The Wicked Deep by Shea Ernshaw

35297394Title: The Wicked Deep

By: Shea Ernshaw

Pages: 320

Published: March 6th 2018

By: Simon Pulse

Genre: Paranormal-YA-Romance-Magic-Mystery

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Welcome to the cursed town of Sparrow…

Where, two centuries ago, three sisters were sentenced to death for witchery. Stones were tied to their ankles and they were drowned in the deep waters surrounding the town.

Now, for a brief time each summer, the sisters return, stealing the bodies of three weak-hearted girls so that they may seek their revenge, luring boys into the harbor and pulling them under.

Like many locals, seventeen-year-old Penny Talbot has accepted the fate of the town. But this year, on the eve of the sisters’ return, a boy named Bo Carter arrives; unaware of the danger he has just stumbled into.

Mistrust and lies spread quickly through the salty, rain-soaked streets. The townspeople turn against one another. Penny and Bo suspect each other of hiding secrets. And death comes swiftly to those who cannot resist the call of the sisters.

But only Penny sees what others cannot. And she will be forced to choose: save Bo, or save herself. 

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Book Review: The Midnight Star by Marie Lu

Book Review: The Midnight Star by Marie Lu

28588345Title: The Midnight Star (The Young Elites #3)

By: Marie Lu

Published: October 11th 2016

By:  G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers

Genre: YA-Fantasy-Romance-Magic-Dark

There was once a time when darkness shrouded the world, and the darkness had a queen.

Adelina Amouteru is done suffering. She’s turned her back on those who have betrayed her and achieved the ultimate revenge: victory. Her reign as the White Wolf has been a triumphant one, but with each conquest her cruelty only grows. The darkness within her has begun to spiral out of control, threatening to destroy all she’s gained.

When a new danger appears, Adelina’s forced to revisit old wounds, putting not only herself at risk, but every Elite. In order to preserve her empire, Adelina and her Roses must join the Daggers on a perilous quest—though this uneasy alliance may prove to be the real danger. 

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Book Review: The Rose Society by Marie Lu

Book Review: The Rose Society by Marie Lu

23846013Title: The Rose Society (The Young Elites #2)

By: Marie Lu

Published:  October 13th 2015

By: G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers

Genre: YA-Fantasy-Magic-Paranormal

Once upon a time, a girl had a father, a prince, a society of friends. Then they betrayed her, and she destroyed them all.

Adelina Amouteru’s heart has suffered at the hands of both family and friends, turning her down the bitter path of revenge. Now known and feared as the White Wolf, she flees Kenettra with her sister to find other Young Elites in the hopes of building her own army of allies. Her goal: to strike down the Inquisition Axis, the white-cloaked soldiers who nearly killed her.

But Adelina is no heroine. Her powers, fed only by fear and hate, have started to grow beyond her control. She does not trust her newfound Elite friends. Teren Santoro, leader of the Inquisition, wants her dead. And her former friends, Raffaele and the Dagger Society, want to stop her thirst for vengeance. Adelina struggles to cling to the good within her. But how can someone be good when her very existence depends on darkness?

Bestselling author Marie Lu delivers another heart-pounding adventure in this exhilarating sequel to The Young Elites. 

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Book Review: Little Monsters by Kara Thomas

Book Review: Little Monsters by Kara Thomas

32320750Title: Little Monsters

By: Kara Thomas

Published: July 25th 2017

By: Delacorte Press

Genre: YA-Mystery-Dark-Contemporary

Kacey is the new girl in Broken Falls. When she moved in with her father, she stepped into a brand-new life. A life with a stepbrother, a stepmother, and strangest of all, an adoring younger half sister.

Kacey’s new life is eerily charming compared with the wild highs and lows of the old one she lived with her volatile mother. And everyone is so nice in Broken Falls—she’s even been welcomed into a tight new circle of friends. Bailey and Jade invite her to do everything with them.

Which is why it’s so odd when they start acting distant. And when they don’t invite her to the biggest party of the year, it doesn’t exactly feel like an accident.

But Kacey will never be able to ask, because Bailey never makes it home from that party. Suddenly, Broken Falls doesn’t seem so welcoming after all—especially once everyone starts looking to the new girl for answers.

Kacey is about to learn some very important lessons: Sometimes appearances can be deceiving. Sometimes when you’re the new girl, you shouldn’t trust anyone. 

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Book Review: A Dog’s Purpose by W. Bruce Cameron

Book Review: A Dog’s Purpose by W. Bruce Cameron

7723542Title: A Dog’s Purpose (A Dog’s Purpose #1)

By: W. Bruce Cameron

Published: July 6th 2010

By: Forge Books

Genre: Animal Ficcion- Contemporary

This is the remarkable story of one endearing dog’s search for his purpose over the course of several lives. More than just another charming dog story, this touches on the universal quest for an answer to life’s most basic question: Why are we here?

Surprised to find himself reborn as a rambunctious golden haired puppy after a tragically short life as a stray mutt, Bailey’s search for his new life’s meaning leads him into the loving arms of 8 year old Ethan. During their countless adventures Bailey joyously discovers how to be a good dog. But this life as a beloved family pet is not the end of Bailey’s journey. Reborn as a puppy yet again, Bailey wonders, will he ever find his purpose?

Heartwarming, insightful, and often laugh out loud funny, this book is not only the emotional and hilarious story of a dog’s many lives, but also a dog’s eye commentary on human relationships and the unbreakable bonds between man and man’s best friend. This story teaches us that love never dies, that our true friends are always with us, and that every creature on earth is born with a purpose. 

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Book Review: We Are Okay by Nina LaCour

Book Review: We Are Okay by Nina LaCour

28243032Title: We Are Okay

By: Nina LaCour

Published: February 14th 2017

By: Dutton Books for Young Readers

Genre: YA-Contemporary-Family-Romance-Favorite-LGBT+

You go through life thinking there’s so much you need…

Until you leave with only your phone, your wallet, and a picture of your mother.

Marin hasn’t spoken to anyone from her old life since the day she left everything behind. No one knows the truth about those final weeks. Not even her best friend, Mabel. But even thousands of miles away from the California coast, at college in New York, Marin still feels the pull of the life and tragedy she’s tried to outrun. Now, months later, alone in an emptied dorm for winter break, Marin waits. Mabel is coming to visit, and Marin will be forced to face everything that’s been left unsaid and finally confront the loneliness that has made a home in her heart.

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