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

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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!

Dreaded Reading Slump

I fell into the dreaded reading slump. I find myself reading book after book and grabbing the next one with no issue but dang if the reading slump doesn’t creep up on me. I read When Dimple Met Rishi (totally recommend 12/10) and it screwed me up. No book is cute enough or has that This is Us (TV show) feel to it. Then my mother got me hooked on this new TV show on Lifetime called You which is about an obsessive bookseller and an aspiring writer. Now finding that one book is even harder. I hunt the tbr pile on my bookshelves hoping and wishing for one to call out.

This slump just took a turn and I can’t get out of it. D:

I need recommendations! I need that down to earth home-y feeling in a book or a book that has an obsessive bookseller/writer to help quench my need for these TV shows. I am on the hunt and need your help! I need that perfect book to help climb me back out of this hole I have unfortunately found myself in.

So, please comment below or find me on twitter and recommend away!

China Rich Girlfriend

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Oh, my word this book! I absolutely loved it! There were some moments when I was even going ‘OH SHE TOLD YOU!’ and going all out. This series so far has been one hell of a series. I have gotten into the drama of it all as it unfolds.

The characters have taken on a different light as the story unfolds. Kitty changes and gets her own parts to the book which we didn’t see before. Astrid, Nick, and Rachel are still there but we get to know Rachel’s family and see some backside to it all. Heck, we even get Charlie’s backside as well! This book was drawn together with so much drama and moments where you feel like you are watching a soap opera and can’t put it down or else you will miss the next piece of vital information!

Poor Rachel though. She gets the brunt end of the stick with some of the things that go on and she doesn’t even want what happens. I feel so bad for her. Of course, we can’t miss the best friend of Rachel! Oh, how I love this character! We didn’t see much of her in this story which is upsetting! She is one of my favorite side characters! I hope as I read book three she makes more of an appearance!

Five out of five stars!

The Way You Make Me Feel

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So when Twitter went ham over Bookish Wish I requested this book as one and was given it! It was one of my top picks for the year and I am so glad I chose it! I absolutely loved this book!

So this book is about a girl named Clara who has a dad who owns a food truck and a mom who is a fashionista on Instagram. She lives with her dad and sees her mother sometimes. After a full-on stunt at school, she either gets suspended or has to work on her dad’s truck all summer. Guess which one happens? This book is about what happens throughout that summer.

This book is funny and endearing and with each page, it hooked me even more. I laughed at the pink cowboy hats and the birthday’s cakes that didn’t say the right thing. It was worth every page turn. I recommend this book 100%.

Five out of five stars!!

Reign of Mist

Book cover (Reign of Mist)

What can I say about this book that isn’t going to spoil it? The fact that it is the perfect sequel? That you will be shocked and appalled and love every dang minute of this book? That if I could buy a book for every one of my readers so they can read it?

This stunning sequel flips between Bleak and Henri as their adventure unfolds. A mad king on their tail and a mission to save. This book brings it all together and as Bleak finds a new friend within the mist she also finds the answers she seeks. It was an amazing installment within this series that if I try to say more I will bust it wide open for everyone!

Five out of five stars!

 

BOOK INFORMATION

Title: Reign of Mist

Author: Helen Scheuerer

Publisher: Talem Press

Publication date: 13 September 2018

Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy

 

Synopsis:

The realm’s darkest secret is out.

The cruelty of the capital and the power-hungry King Arden have scattered Bleak and her companions across the continents.

On the run in a foreign land, Bleak finds herself tied to some unexpected strangers. When the answers she yearns for are finally within reach, she must face the hard truths of her past, and take her fate into her own hands before it’s too late.

Meanwhile, secrets and magic unravel as a dark power corrupts the realm. Bleak’s friends are forced to decide where their loyalties lie, and who, if anyone, they can trust.

But one thing is certain: war is coming, and they must all be ready when it does.

Intriguing and action-packed, Reign of Mist is the second installment in Helen Scheuerer’s epic YA fantasy series, The Oremere Chronicles.

 

Book links:

Goodreads — https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/39216289-reign-of-mist

Amazon — Pre-order/Purchase link to follow!

 

AUTHOR INFORMATION

Author photo (Helen) B&W

Bio:

Helen Scheuerer is a YA fantasy author from Sydney, Australia. Reign of Mist is the second book in her high fantasy trilogy, The Oremere Chronicles. After writing literary fiction for a number of years, Helen was inspired to return to her childhood love of fantasy thanks to novels like Throne of Glass, The Queen’s Poisoner and The Queen of the Tearling.

Helen is also the Founding Editor of Writer’s Edit (www.writersedit.com), an online learning platform for emerging writers. In its first year, Writer’s Edit reached thousands of new authors and soon became its own small press, with Helen overseeing the production and publication of three creative writing anthologies, Kindling Volume I, Volume II and Volume III. It’s now one of the largest writing websites in the world.

Helen’s love of writing and books led her to pursue a Bachelor of Creative Arts, majoring in Creative Writing at the University of Wollongong. While the Kindling books were being published, Helen also completed a Masters of Publishing at the University of Sydney.

Helen now lives by the beach and writes full time. She has many more books planned for the future.

 

Author links:

Author website — https://www.helenscheuerer.com/

Goodreads — https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/9898249.Helen_Scheuerer

Facebook — https://www.facebook.com/helenscheuererauthor

Instagram — https://www.instagram.com/helenscheuerer

Twitter — http://twitter.com/helenscheuerer

 

GIVEAWAY INFORMATION

Prize: Amazon gift voucher worth $20, all the Heart of Mist bonus prequels, and a high-resolution printable map

Invite (Reign of Mist)

Scope: Open worldwide/internationally

Giveaway: http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/950d261626/

Tour Schedule (Reign of Mist)

August Wrap Up

The books I read this month are:

  1. Broken Things
  2. Children of Blood and Bone
  3. Crazy Rich Asians
  4. The Way You Make Me Feel
  5. Electra Vol. 1 Introspect
  6. Reign of Mist
  7. Brave Enough

The books I put under DNF:

  1. Liam
  2. Persuasion
  3. The Battle of the Labyrinth

Doing DNF to books really sucks for me because usually I can finish a book and have no issue but these three have become boring to me. 😦

Crazy Rich Asians

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I read this book because I wanted to know about the book before I watched the movie. I am very big on reading books before the movie. I know that usually this is how you end up disappointed but I really prefer it this way.

At first, it was annoying to have to read footnotes in the middle of the story because it took me a moment to catch my momentum in it. Eventually, I caught on and it wasn’t so bad. This book was really good! I loved what happened in the book. There were moments when I laughed out loud. Mostly the best friend of Rachel kept me laughing.

Now this book does jump from different character to character to tell the story but I don’t mind this. If you do you might not care too much about this book. Rachel is a down to earth character who gets thrown into a world of Crazy Rich Asians and is blindsided by all of this because her boyfriend doesn’t prepare her. Normally this would be something that would make you hate him but he is really blind to the fact they are that rich due to him being raised not to discuss fortunes.

The best friend makes the story for me because she is hilarious and I hope they do her justice in the movie! I can honestly say she is my favorite character and I don’t think anyone can change my mind on that. She is eccentric in all the best ways. I HIGHLY recommend this book! I cannot believe it was published in 2013 and is just now getting major recognition!

I cannot wait to read the next book. Five out of five stars!

Children of Blood and Bone

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I picked this book up because I loved the cover (yes I did the faux pas) and then I read the synopsis:

They killed my mother.
They took our magic.
They tried to bury us.

Now we rise.

Zélie Adebola remembers when the soil of Orïsha hummed with magic. Burners ignited flames, Tiders beckoned waves, and Zélie’s Reaper mother summoned forth souls.

But everything changed the night magic disappeared. Under the orders of a ruthless king, Maji were killed, leaving Zélie without a mother and her people without hope.

Now Zélie has one chance to bring back magic and strike against the monarchy. With the help of a rogue princess, Zélie must outwit and outrun the crown prince, who is hell-bent on eradicating magic for good.

Danger lurks in Orïsha, where snow leoponaires prowl and vengeful spirits wait in the waters. Yet the greatest danger may be Zélie herself as she struggles to control her powers and her growing feelings for an enemy.

This synopsis dragged me in and sounds amazing! I just had to read it after that! This book is absolutely amazing. I loved the story and all that happened in this book. It was beautifully written. Zélie was a character that evolved over time instead of staying the same. As the challenges happened throughout the book she changed. The prince did as well but the other characters seemed stagnant to me. Does that mean they are going to slowly disappear from the main story or does that mean they will show some differences in the next book?

I really want to read the next book to form a full opinion of the world this story is building.  What characters will change next? Have you read this book?

Five out of five stars.