October Wrap Up

  1. Out of My Mind
  2. Hannah-Beast
  3. The Sleep Tight Motel
  4. Rule
  5. Catwoman: Soulstealer
  6. Asking for It
  7. The Outsider
  8. Poison Ivy Cycle of Life and Death

DNF

  1. Emperess of a Thousand Skies

ETS had some well done up ideas but I didn’t feel it. It didn’t flow together for me. I couldn’t get into the story to even care about the main character. Have you read this book? If so, what are your thoughts?

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Asking for It

Asking 4 It

This book is on rape and was really hard to get through at times. The main character was a popular girl who did what she wanted and was pleased that she was pretty. Then one night at a party ruins everything and now what happened is all over Facebook with a page dedicated just to her. As the story progresses it gets harder and harder to get through. Her issues mentally and with her family grow as time goes on and by the end of the book you just want to help her in every way.

The only issue I had with this book at the beginning was that it almost jumped too much with the cities and countries for you to pin point where it specifically is at in the world. The character went from talking like an American teenager to someone in Ireland. It was almost like the author couldn’t stick to it there for a second and normally I don’t notice things like this. Other than that it was a fantastic book.

I really enjoyed it and I am glad I picked it up. Five out of five stars!

Catwoman: Soulstealer

Catwoman

Synopsis:

When the Bat’s away, the Cat will play. It’s time to see how many lives this cat really has. . . 

Two years after escaping Gotham City’s slums, Selina Kyle returns as the mysterious and wealthy Holly Vanderhees. She quickly discovers that with Batman off on a vital mission, Batwing is left to hold back the tide of notorious criminals. Gotham City is ripe for the taking.

Meanwhile, Luke Fox wants to prove he has what it takes to help people in his role as Batwing. He targets a new thief on the prowl who seems cleverer than most. She has teamed up with Poison Ivy and Harley Quinn, and together they are wreaking havoc. This Catwoman may be Batwing’s undoing.

I really liked this book! Many times people don’t bring Poison Ivy into things and thats the best part of this book for me. Poison Ivy is my girl and she gets overlooked quite a lot! Also, it is pretty interesting how Maas took Batman out of the picture and used Batwing as the hero in this story. It really added something different.

Also, I really liked how Maas added the extra chapter at the end. I really thought it would end with Catwoman answering Batwing’s question on what she was doing next not bring in another chapter where Catwoman talks to Poison Ivy. I really liked the book and I would love to hear other peoples thoughts on it! Five out of five stars.

Rule

Rule

Synopsis:

Three girls with three deadly secrets. Only one can wear the crown.

The king is dying, his heir has just been murdered, and rebellion brews in the east. But the kingdom of Kolonya and the outer Reaches has one last option before it descends into leaderless chaos.

Or rather, three unexpected options.

Zofi has spent her entire life trekking through the outer Reaches with her band of Travelers. She would do anything to protect the band, her family. But no one can ever find out how far she’s already gone.

Akeylah was raised in the Eastern Reach, surrounded by whispers of rebellion and abused by her father. Desperate to escape, she makes a decision that threatens the whole kingdom.

Ren grew up in Kolonya, serving as a lady’s maid and scheming her way out of the servants’ chambers. But one such plot could get her hung for treason if anyone ever discovers what she’s done.

When the king summons the girls, they arrive expecting arrest or even execution. Instead they learn the truth: they are his illegitimate daughters, and one must become his new heir. But someone in Kolonya knows their secrets, and that someone will stop at nothing to keep the sisters from their destiny… to rule.

Magic, mystery, and blackmail abound in this sensational and striking fantasy debut.

This book was so good! I enjoyed every chapter! I couldn’t get into Three Dark Crowns so when it said it was kind of like that with a twist I went into it skeptical but it ended up really well! The cover also intrigued me because it reminded me of Furyborn and I couldn’t stop staring at it.

All three girls come from lower class and have deadly secrets they hold dear. But what they do to keep those secrets keeps the pages turning and keeps you wanting more. The three sisters make do with the family they have from a father who is trying to make amends to an aunt who seems horrible and doesn’t seem to like them. As each challenge arises they fight to keep their secrets hidden and gain the crown I guarantee you won’t see the ending coming.

Out of My Mind

OOMM

I got this book last year from my uncle for Christmas. He met the author and got it signed just for me. After reading this book I am upset it took me this long to get around to read it. I absolutely loved it. It grabs you from the first page until the last.

The synopsis:

Melody is not like most people. She cannot walk or talk, but she has a photographic memory; she can remember every detail of everything she has ever experienced. She is smarter than most of the adults who try to diagnose her and smarter than her classmates in her integrated classroom – the very same classmates who dismiss her as mentally challenged because she cannot tell them otherwise. But Melody refuses to be defined by cerebral palsy. And she’s determined to let everyone know it – somehow.

This book was absolutely amazing and makes me want Melody’s mind! She is incredibly smart and fights through trials she is given. I think this is an amazing read and it is definitely something that should be handed to a kid to read! I give it a solid five out of five stars!

September Wrap Up

  1. China Rich Girlfriend
  2. Slow Burn
  3. Eternally Bound
  4. When Dimple Met Rishi
  5. The Billionaire Shifters Curvy Match
  6. Rescued by the Berserker
  7. Delicate Ink
  8. You’re Welcome, Universe

I went through some books this past month! I had more time than usual to sit down and read. I absolutely loved it! What did you read this month?

You’re Welcome, Universe

YWU

This book is about a deaf female who does graffiti and its the book I didn’t know I needed. It definitely fits the YA genre. The book starts out with Julia getting kicked out of school for doing something she believed in and goes from there. This young girl goes from a school for the deaf to a public school and faces new trials. She escapes trouble pretty easily and the best part of this whole book is that she has two mothers and they are both deaf.

This book is a modern day teenage book and I absolutely love it.

Just read the Synopsis!

Friends are a liability.
Julia learns this the hard way when she covers up a slur about her best friend with a beautiful (albeit illegal) mural, sprayed right across the gymnasium of the Kingston School for the Deaf.

Her (supposed) best friend snitches, the principal expels her, and her mom’s set Julia up with a one-way ticket to a “mainstream” school in the suburbs, where she’s treated like an outcast as the only deaf student.

Out in the ‘burbs, Julia paints anywhere she can, eager to claim some turf of her own. A tag on a sign, a piece on an overpass. But soon Julia leans that she’s not the only vandal in town. Someone is adding to her tags, making them better, showing off – and showing Julia up in the process. She expected her art might get painted over by cops. But she never imagined getting dragged into a graffiti war.

Now Julia must risk arrest and expulsion to go toe to toe with her rival…or face losing the only piece of her identity that still makes sense.

I give it Five out of Five stars!