Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Wrap-Up || July 2019

Dead is a state of mine
The vespertine
Maybe this time
The book thief
The vampire academy GN
Saga V.1
An Unkindness of Magicians
This book is not yet rated
I believe in a thing called love


Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Bookish Subscription Box: Uppercase July 2019 Unboxing

This will be the last unboxing for Uppercase. :(


Bookish Subscription Box: Owlcrate July Unboxing 2019

What is Owlcrate you ask.

Owlcrate is a subscription service that sends you magical monthly boxes tailored to a chosen theme. Each OwlCrate will contain one new Young Adult novel, as well as 3-5 other bookish treats to help you get your nerd on.


Sunday, July 21, 2019

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Cover Wars: Crown of Feathers by Nicki Pau-Preto

In the book world, things are always changing for better or worse. 
One of those changes is the book covers. We usually see those changes made from the hardcover book to its paperback partner or even from the US cover to another countries cover. Sometimes those changes bring out the awesome-can-I-hang-this-on-my-wall to I'm-going-switzerland-on-this to the dreaded-what-the-bleeping-hell-were-they-thinking reactions in us.

I don't know about you but the book covers are always the first thing I look at, and sometimes I want the books just because of the cover. I want that awesome-ness on my shelf. I'd be lying if I said I haven't bought the same book just because the cover was different.


Final Take is the silver Background, the original one.


Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Top Ten Tuesday: Books with Dual POVS

An Unkindness of Magicians by Kat Howard
Sydney, Harper, Laurent, Grey, Ian
I just finished this book and while the chapters aren't broken down into the character POVs like all the other books are on the list  each break in the story is (if that makes sense)

Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover
Tate and Miles
I absolutely adored both these characters and being able to go more into their stories with each of the POVs

King of Scars by Leigh Bardugo
Zoya and Nikolai
I loved Nikolai in the other books so I'm hoping I love him, even more, when I read this.

Zenith by Sasha Alsberg and Lindsay Cummings
Andi, Kalren, Valen, Lira, Nor, Dex
Still, need to read this and see what the fuss is about good and bad.

An Ember in the Ashes by Saaba Tahir
Laia and Elias
I remember enjoying this book when I read it

Crooked Kingdoms by Leigh Bardugo
Kaz, Inej, Nina, Mathias, Jesper
I read Six of Crows and while it was a bit slow at first I did end up enjoying the cast of characters. So I'm looking forward to reading this.

Take Me On by Katie McGarry
Hayley and West
I always love Katie's books so I'm sure once I get around to this one I'll enjoy it.

The Fates Divided by Veronica Roth
Akos, Cyra, Cisi
I know a ton of people didn't like Carve the mark, but I liked it.

Finale by Stephanie Garber
Donatella, Scarlet
I love everything about this series.

FuryBorn by Claire Legrand
Rielle and Eliana
I want to read this.


Book Talk: Shutter by Laurie Faria Stolarz

AUTHOR: Laurie Faria Stolarz
PUBLISHED: October 18th 2016  
PUBLISHER: Disney-Hyperion
PAGES: 337
SOURCE: Book Box

Sixteen-year-old Day Connor views life through the lens of her camera, where perspective is everything. But photographs never tell the whole story. After Day crosses paths with Julian, the world she observes and the truths she believes—neatly captured in black and white—begin to blur.

Julian does not look like a murderer, but his story is full of holes, and his alibis don’t quite add up, either. This time, Day is determined to see the entire picture…whatever it reveals.

Did he kill his parents? Or didn’t he?

While Julian remains on the run, Day digs deeper into his case. But the more facts she uncovers, the longer her list of questions becomes. It’s also getting harder to deny the chemistry she feels with Julian.

Is it real? Or is she being manipulated?

Day is close to finding the crack in the case that will prove Julian’s innocence. She just needs time to focus before the shutter snaps shut.

My thoughts in bullets

  • I love the photography aspect in it
  • I love that both parents are present not together, but present in the child's life.
  • I love the thriller/mystery since we barely see it in YA
  • Day wants to see the good in every one
  • The ending didn't give me my fulfillment I was looking for

Journey through Goodreads
April 17, 2019 – Finished Reading
April 16, 2019 – 
page 300
April 13, 2019 – 
page 70
 20.77% "So far I'm interested."
April 13, 2019 – Started Reading
November 27, 2017 – Shelved as: books-i-own-not-read
March 7, 2016 – Shelved as: wishlist
March 7, 2016 – Shelved as: ya
March 7, 2016 – Shelved as: waiting-on-wed-pick
March 7, 2016 – Shelved as: to-read
March 7, 2016 – Shelved


Monday, July 8, 2019

Preorder Goodies for Finale

Deck of Destiny
A Method of fortune-telling. Decks of Destiny contain 32 cards, compromised of a court of 16 immortals, 8 places, and 8 objects. -from the glossary of fates and terms in the back of Finale

According to the myths, the fates pictured inside the Decks of Destiny were once magical, corporeal beings.  They supposedly ruled a quarter of the world centuries ago until the mysteriously vanished. 
-from the glossary of fates and terms in the back of Finale

The Cards

The Maiden Death
The Prince of hearts
The Murdered King
The Undead Queen
The Fallen Star
Mistress Luck
The Assassin
The Poisoner

Jester Mad
The Lady Prisoner
Priestess, Priestess
Her Handmaidens
The Unwed Bride
The Pregnant Maid
The Apothic

The Shattered Crown
Her Majestys Gown
The Blank Card
The Bleeding Throne
The Aracle
The Map of all
The Unbitten Fruit
The Reverie Key

Tower Lost
The Phantasy Orchard
The Menagerie
The Immortal Library
Castle Midnight
The Imaginarium
The Vanished Market
Fire Undying

Thursday, July 4, 2019

Book Talk: Fame, Fate, and the First Kiss by Kasie West

AUTHOR: Kasie West
PUBLISHED: February 5th 2019
PUBLISHER:  HarperTeen
PAGES: 384

SOURCE: won and arc


Lacey Barnes has dreamt of being in a movie for as long as she can remember. However, while her dream did include working alongside the hottest actor in Hollywood, it didn’t involve having to finish up her senior year of high school at the same time she was getting her big break. Although that is nothing compared to Donavan, the straight-laced student her father hires to tutor her, who is a full-on nightmare.

As Lacey struggles to juggle her burgeoning career, some on-set sabotage, and an off-screen romance with the unlikeliest of leading men, she quickly learns that sometimes the best stories happen when you go off script.


  • I adored this book. The only reason it was 4 stars and not 5 is because I was all ready for a big reveal on who was sabotaging the set, and it didn't happen. I know this is mainly contemporary so I set myself up.
  • Loved Donovan
  • Lacey has all of her family. Mom/Dad/ Siblings
  • Loved the movie aspect (parts were scenes from the movie)
  • No love triangle with main characters

March 13, 2019 – Finished Reading
March 8, 2019 –
page 100

March 7, 2019 –
page 50

 13.02% "So far it's good, and we even see some characters from her other book."
March 7, 2019 – Started Reading
February 22, 2019 – Shelved as: arcs
February 22, 2019 – Shelved as: books-i-own-not-read
December 7, 2018 – Shelved as: to-read (Hardcover Edition)
December 7, 2018 – Shelved (Hardcover Edition)
April 30, 2018 – Shelved as: to-read
April 30, 2018 – Shelved

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