Six of Crows

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I LOVED this book. I read reviews and I paid attention to it when it came through my feed but I waited to read it because I never found the right mood for it. Then I was in the bookstore with my significant one day and I impulse bought it. I cracked it open the first chance I got and read it slow and sweet. I usually gobble books up rather quickly but this one kept my interest and made me want to take my time. I didn’t want to miss a thing.

I really enjoyed this book. I enjoyed it so much that when a coworker asked to read it I let her borrow it. Now I may cry if something is wrong with it but I actually loaned it! This band of misfits are something I love reading about. Now the book swaps persepectives to let you know what is happening and keeps you guessing by not letting on to what Kaz is thinking for each plan. It unravels each one slowly and lets you guess at each thing until finally it reveals the plot.

I give this book an amazing five out of five stars! I am currently on Crooked Kingdom so look out for that review soon!

Catwoman: Soulstealer

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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.

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!

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!!

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. 😦

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.

Broken Things

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I picked up the ARC for this book at my job and wasn’t totally interested in it but decided to give it a try. I cannot say this enough; it was the best decision I made! This book is a total crime novel that draws you in. One of the main characters is lesbian and the other is a used to be ballerina. They have to figure out who killed their best friend five years ago to stop everyone from blaming them.

What they don’t anticipate is the help along the way. They have to relive the memories and go through the book they once thought was their whold world to get the results of who killed their best friend. As obsession turns to murder and murder turns into an unsolved mystery the town turns on those they think did it. Five out of five stars for sure!

 

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Furyborn

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Oh wow, you guys. This book was amazing! I am sitting on my porch smoking a cigarette right now to take this book in! It was shockingly good. I didn’t know how much I would like it. I was unsure when I started it but was curious about the raving reviews I saw on it. Needless to say, I can see why the reviews rave about this book!

This book goes back and forth between two queens who battle different fights throughout the story. It gives you the whole backstory and the current in one book. They both have good hearts and have to make hard choices that result in the story it becomes. They find the faults in love while finding the great things in it. There is a love for family and a love for country in this book. The themes throughout are amazing and I totally recommend this book!

I cannot wait to meet this author in September!

Five out of five stars!

Ash Princess

Ash Princess

I found this book at the bookstore and wanted to read it. It’s about a princess who’s land gets taken over when she is a young child. Throughout the story, she is treated as a glorified prisoner. She makes one friend who in the end ends up being someone else. This story was very interesting from beginning to end.

She is forced to kill her own father when they capture him and there is a theme of magic throughout. The people are mining for these jewels with the ability of certain elements. With each turn of events, Theodosia changes as a character. I kind of like her but kind of don’t. I really have yet to decide what I think of her but I have two more books to decide (according to Goodreads).

I hadn’t seen this book on Instagram or any of the blogs I follow which I find interesting because this book is written very well and you can tell it’s going to be a part of a series. I cannot wait for the second book to continue this story.

Five out of five stars! 🙂