Spoiler Free Review of #famous by Jilly Gagnon

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Book summary from Goodreads:

In this modern-day love story, Girl likes Boy, Girl takes photo of Boy and posts it online, Boy becomes accidentally insta-famous. And what starts out as an innocent joke spirals into a whirlwind adventure that could change both their lives—and their hearts—forever. But are fame and love worth the price?

Told in alternating points of view, #famous captures the out-of-control thrill ride of falling for someone in front of everyone.

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This is going to be super short, but whatevs.

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#famous was such a cute read.  It was quick and adorable!  It reminded me (and who knows, maybe it is) of the story of Alex from Target who went viral and went on Ellen.   I loved that this story was from both his perspective, and from the girls’ perspective, who took the photo!  This is a super great book that can be used as a buffer in between heavy (or super crazy epic) books!  It was also very clean!  I give it two thumbs up!

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Rating I gave on Goodreads: ⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆

Until next time, dear readers!

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More 20th Anniversary Editions of HP!

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I FINALLLLLLY got the other 3 [hardback] house editions of the 20th Anniversary Editions of The Philosopher’s Stone!  Can we talk about how pretty they are?!

So you can see below, my FULL collection of The Sorcerer’s Stone/ Philosopher’s Stone! 10 total copies!  You can find the special anniversary editions on my last blog post about this!!  (Spoiler alert, gotta get them from the UK!)

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Spoiler Review of Lifeblood: Everlife #2

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Book summary from Goodreads:

My Firstlife is over, but my Everlife is only now beginning.

With her last living breath, Tenley “Ten” Lockwood made her choice and picked her realm in the Everlife. Now, as the war between Troika and Myriad rages, she must face the consequences.

Because Ten possesses a rare supernatural ability to absorb and share light, the Powers That Be have the highest expectations for her future—and the enemy wants her neutralized. Fighting to save her Secondlife, she must learn about her realm from the ground up while launching her first mission: convincing a select group of humans to join her side before they die. No pressure, right?

But Ten’s competition is Killian, the boy she can’t forget—the one who gave up everything for her happiness. He has only one shot at redemption: beating Ten at a game she’s never even played. As their throw-downs heat up, so do their undeniable feelings, and soon, Ten will have to make another choice. Love…or victory.

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DO NOT READ if you want Firstlife OR Lifeblood to be spoiled!

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I really enjoyed Lifeblood. With that being said, it read differently to me than Firstlife.  Lifeblood picked up a few hours, maybe after Firstlife ended and Ten died.  She choose Troika in, literally the final words of her Firstlife, and the book.  I personally had a feeling she was leaning that way, no matter how much she loved Killian, however I digress.  I picked up Lifeblood as soon as I finished Firstlife, so I didn’t have much time between reading both of the books.  Unless I really missed a lot in Firstlife, I never knew that Killian was Irish.  Gena Showalter really brings out his Irish side by having Ten comment on how sexy it is quite often.  While I thought it was a little cheesy, it worked for this book.  I was just confused on why that wasn’t in the first.  There were other small things like this I noticed throughout Lifeblood, but it didn’t change the overall story or feel.

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Ten really starts learning as much as she can about Troika, being one of their Conduits. This means she’ll eventually be one of the most highest ranking people in all of Troika, and is v important.  Of course there was one girl who hated her, because duh, conflict in a perfect place is obvi good reading material. However, I loved how Gena touches on this, and has Ten looking at the mean girls backstory seeing why she was the way she was.  

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The other thing that really stood out to me in this book is the right vs. wrong, good vs. evil (kinda?), and Troika vs. Myriad.  

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As I’ve been in church all my life, I saw a lot of similarities to Heaven and hell in this book pertaining to Christianity.  Once you have your second death as a Troikian, you go into the “final rest”.  In your second death as a Myridian (Or your first death as unsigned) it looks like you go to Many Ends- which is like hell, as you are tortured forever and ever.  It is not currently confirmed that Myridians go to Many Ends after their second death- but that is Ten’s suspicion.  I could make some assumptions about some of them living forever in that sense- as there is a way OUT of Many Ends into Myriad, making it alluring to some of the Myridian generals. BUT- that’s all my own speculation, and something that might come in the next book- as a major plot point to rescue all folks in Many Ends!!  Another similarity to christianity, is that all Troikians are REALLY good people.  They are told to forgive no matter what, which is what the Bible teaches as well.  I have to say that this books specifically showed quite a few cases where Troikians were forgiving, even to murderers- which spoke volumes.  It made me want to examine myself on another scale, to work on myself at being a better person and forgiving more.  If you’re a Christian or any other religion or not- I think it’s very important to forgive.  As I’ve forgiven people who have wronged me, it helps ME, even if they really are in the wrong.  They have to deal with that they did- and this book absolutely touches on examples of this.

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All in all, I did really enjoy this series.  I find it super fascinating and original!  It’s a clean book, however there is a LOT of fighting, so I wouldn’t recommend it to anyone who can’t handle a bit of gore.  That stuff doesn’t bother me, but there isn’t anything else I would be concerned over.  

I HIGHLY recommend this book! Rating I gave on Goodreads: ⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆

Until next time, dear readers!

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SPOILER REVIEW- Firstlife by Gena Showalter

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Book summary from Goodreads:

ONE CHOICE.
TWO REALMS.
NO SECOND CHANCE.

Tenley “Ten” Lockwood is an average seventeen-year-old girl…who has spent the past thirteen months locked inside the Prynne Asylum. The reason? Not her obsession with numbers, but her refusal to let her parents choose where she’ll live—after she dies.

There is an eternal truth most of the world has come to accept: Firstlife is merely a dress rehearsal, and real life begins after death.

In the Everlife, two realms are in power: Troika and Myriad, longtime enemies and deadly rivals. Both will do anything to recruit Ten, including sending their top Laborers to lure her to their side. Soon, Ten finds herself on the run, caught in a wild tug-of-war between the two realms who will do anything to win the right to her soul. Who can she trust? And what if the realm she’s drawn to isn’t home to the boy she’s falling for? She just has to stay alive long enough to make a decision…

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“Ten tears fall, and I call. Nine hundred trees, but only one is for me. Eight times eight times eight they fly, whatever you do, don’t stay dry. Seven ladies dancing, ignore their sweet romancing. Six seconds to hide, up, up, and you’ll survive. Five times four times three, and that is where he’ll be. Two I’ll save, I’ll be brave, brave, brave. The one I adore, I’ll come back for.”

I’ve had the hardback of Firstlife sitting on my shelf for a while now, and I picked it up based off the cover this time.  I mean, let’s talk about how gorgeous it is!!  The story sounded interesting, and I remember seeing a lot of Bookstagram posts about it, mainly based on the cover.  Let’s be real, any book with a beautiful cover is bookstagram worthy!  I love the detail inside of the hourglass on this one- it makes the book insides intriguing all on its own!

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Firstlife captivated me the moment I picked up the book. Ten seems to have a tragically accepting life, being trapped inside the Prynne Asylum all because she wasn’t choosing to sign with either side.  It seems really sad that her first life was spent preparing to be with Myriad, even if she didn’t know what she wanted.  When she vocalized that- her parents locked her up.  That world just seems super depressing to me.  Her dad- a JERK, BTW.  He was just using Ten to gain all the Myriad riches.

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Ten is inside the Asylum for a good portion of the book, with a new roommate (Bow) and a hottie (Killian)  that comes into the Asylum with eyes only for her.  The “warden” Vans is straight up cruel.  He will do anything to anybody if he gets paid for it.  In any way.   He is always watching on camera, and he’s just creepy in general.  I cringed everytime his name came up, at all.

The two different realms you could end up in after death are Myriad or Troika.  If you don’t sign with either, you would end up in Many Ends, where you’re tortured forever.  Both Myriad and Troika are at war, and Ten is the newest focus of both of them.  She is supposedly “fused” with a general on the Myriad side, so they will play dirty to get her.  Myriad is the “dark” side.  They fight dirty, but try and win you over with all the riches they can offer.  Troika is the “light.”  They forgive, fight fair, and I think peaks the interest more of Ten.

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The bummer to this book, is that there is 400+ pages of Ten not being able to decide which side to choose. I mean, she was in prison and a bunch of her friends DIE because she can’t make up her mind.  That super sucks, but at the same time she’s thinking about how she wants to spend the rest of her days.  Like, A LONG TIME.   It literally takes her *SPOILER ALERT* going to Many Ends 3 TIMES to even make a full decision.  Yeah, her life was so bad in the “pre” that she died 3 times.  HOW SAD IS THAT!??!  Seriously, this book is full of violence, which I don’t mind, but I would think twice before letting your pre-teen read about.  You never knew what horrible thing was going to happen to poor Ten, it totally kept me on my toes.  

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The ending ended up being such a nail biter, but I’m so happy it ended how it did.  If you really wanted to spoil the entire book, just go to the last page- the last words spoil the entire book!  I’m normally the type of person who will read a bit in the back, just to see how they get there, but I’m SO glad I didn’t this time around!

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All in all, I did love this book.  It took me several weeks to read, as I’ve been slower reading physical copies of books.  I’ve been so busy and exhausted before bed, I’ve just been going right to sleep.  Whereas at work, I’ve been able to read on my Kindle, so I’ve been going through those faster.  I will be picking up the 2nd book in this series on both Kindle and hardback.  Kindle so I can read it ASAP, and hardback because- DUH- it’s pretty and needs to go  on my shelf!

I HIGHLY recommend this book! Rating I gave on Goodreads: ⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆

Until next time, dear readers!

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Semi- Spoiler Review: Geekerella by Ashley Poston

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Book summary from Goodreads:

Anything can happen once upon a con…

When geek girl Elle Wittimer sees a cosplay contest sponsored by the producers of Starfield, she has to enter. First prize is an invitation to the ExcelsiCon Cosplay Ball and a meet-and-greet with the actor slated to play Federation Prince Carmindor in the reboot. Elle’s been scraping together tips from her gig at the Magic Pumpkin food truck behind her stepmother’s back, and winning this contest could be her ticket out once and for all—not to mention a fangirl’s dream come true.

Teen actor Darien Freeman is less than thrilled about this year’s ExcelsiCon. He used to live for conventions, but now they’re nothing but jaw-aching photo sessions and awkward meet-and-greets. Playing Federation Prince Carmindor is all he’s ever wanted, but the diehard Starfield fandom has already dismissed him as just another heartthrob. As ExcelsiCon draws near, closet nerd Darien feels more and more like a fake—until he meets a girl who shows him otherwise.

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Geekerella was fantastic.  First of all, it was a modern-day geeky induced Cinderella retelling.  Secondly, I’ve been in the mood to read contemporary, light, easy, and feel good books lately.  I’ve been reading these kinds of books on my Kindle at work while it’s been slow, as I’ve been reading an epic hardback book at home!  It is told in multiple perspective form between the main two characters: Elle + Darien.  I’m not always the biggest fan of multiple perspectives, but this one worked really well.  I truly loved it!

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I loved that Elle has a blog, and that it randomly blows up overnight.  I also love that the author didn’t dwell on this, and Elle didn’t freak out and try and make it all about her.  I feel like people nowadays would try and turn a lot of blog hits around and try to make a name for their selves.  Elle is just totally chill about it and goes about her business.  She mentions a few times that she feels like she has post her reaction to different events to her readers, so maybe there was more underlying.  I, however, choose not to dig too deep into that.  Remember: quick, light read. 🙂

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I could really relate to Elle when it comes to her love of Starfield.  I totally feel this way, about Harry Potter.  It’s really cool to see all of the fangirls now days, and heck, now there are books about fangirls!  I appreciate that she totally stood up to Darien, without knowing who he was.

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The hardest part about this book was how Elle just feels like she’s a nobody and doesn’t put much faith in herself.  Her stepmother and stepsister have 0 interest in her or what she does, unless she’s not cleaning or cooking for them.  I can’t imagine how that would even feel.  I always forget that part of Cinderella, there’s not a lot of hope at first.  I think the only other time I’ve felt so deeply touched by what someone else was going through in a Cinderella retelling was in Ever After.  That movie makes me BALL to this day.  Back to Geekerella, Elle’s dad would tell her “Look to the Stars, Aim, Ignite,” and I really thought that brought a lot of hope to Elle.  I think it’s a wonderful catchphrase, and even made this little graphic for it, when I couldn’t find another!!

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Over all, this book was a 5/5 for me.  I LOVED the cosplay and the con aspect of this book- I’ve still never been to a con! I recently went to the Maynard sisters’ birthday bash, and we all had to dress up- so I went as Princess Peach!  (Maynard sisters= creators of Wizarding Wand Cosmetic Brushes; https://storybookcosmetics.com/)

I HIGHLY recommend this book! Rating I gave on Goodreads: ⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆

Until next time, dear readers!

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Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone 20th Anniversary Edition

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Has anybody picked up your house copy of The Philosopher’s Stone yet?  I pre-ordered the Gryffindor edition twice, on accident! Once in January, and the other time last month.  I got my first copy in the mail last night, and posted a quick photo on my IG.  Weirdly enough, I had like 30 followers, but received over 600 likes on that photo alone overnight!  That was super cray to me.

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Enough about me, can we talk about how GORG this edition is?!  I’m beyond obsessed.  As a devout Gryffindor, of course this was the one I originally purchased, however last week I picked up the other house edition hardbacks.  I asked for all the paperback editions from my mom, for my birthday next month. Fingers crossed for that! (Have you seen them?!  BEAUTIFUL!!)  That will bring my total of The Philosopher’s Stone/ Sorcerer’s Stone total to 10 different copies.  How crazy is that?!  I JUST NEED THEM ALL- HP is literally my biggest obsession.  Seriously, I’m listening to Goblet of Fire on my commute to and from work this month.

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Now- I haven’t gone through my copy yet, as I’m wanting to keep it as pretty as possible, but I will update you with all the differences when I receive all books!  I hear there is a little blurb about each house inside each one!

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If you’re thinking about picking up a copy, I’ve linked a few places below to grab one up!  I linked the Gryffindor editions, but all of the others are available on both websites as well!   If you’re located in the UK, any of these places will work.  I live in the US, so I went through The Book Depository as they had FREE International shipping!  For me personally, it was a tad bit cheaper than going through Amazon UK!

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Harry-Potter-Philosophers-Stone-Gryffindor-x/dp/1408883740/ref=pd_sim_14_3?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=F3YDZ84Z8QSM8JVHE91D

https://www.bookdepository.com/Harry-Potter-and-the-Philosophers-Stone—Gryffindor-Edition-J-K-Rowling/9781408883747?ref=grid-view

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Until next time, Dear Readers!

XOXO,

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Unpacking a Friends Bookshelf

Today, dear readers, I wanted to make a different kind of blog post.  Some very good friends of ours are moving into our apartment complex, so I decided to take on the task of unboxing their books and packing them on the bookshelf!  The wife did it for me when we moved in, so I decided to return the favor.  Plus, let’s be real: BOOKS

It’s so interesting to see what other people have on their bookshelf, readers alike and unlike.  These particular friends read occasionally, but it’s always a very good popular book or something very sophisticated.  I kept cracking jokes when they would walk in about my Young Adult Bookshelf.  That’s mainly what I read, so that’s what our books consist of.  We live in a small apartment, so hubs only will let me have 1 bookshelf for the time being.  One day, I’ll have an entire library, but that’s another blog post for another day. 🙂

As I was unpacking my friend’s boxes, I started making piles of books and arranging them into genre, wife’s books, husband’s books, boring books (in my opinion), epic books.  They have such a different and vast collection compared to mine- it was super fascinating to go through them.  I even learned a lot about my friend’s husband- his undergrad in college was screenwriting.  WHO KNEW?!?!  He had all these books on writing and screenwriting and happened to walk into the room, so I decided to ask him if he wrote books. (half joking) Turns out I found out a new fact about him I never knew!  It also explained why they had so many cinematography books about really specific (okay, awesome) movies.  (From Bond to Jurassic Park)

The wife friend has a lot of really good books that are up my alley- Harry Potter, LOTR, etc.  We are nerd friends and do a lot of nerd events together. It’s a lot of fun.  She had anime comics, Narnia boxed set, and quite a few more Tolkien books than I have, or have even read.  It’s a very impressive Tolkien round up.

I decided to kind of do what I did to my own bookshelf and arrange like you would see at Barnes and Noble.  The top shelf is high so I put the husband’s books on top, including all of the movie cinematography.  The next shelf consisted of epic books at eye level of the wife- Harry Potter, etc.   I just decided to make it pretty after that.  I hope they like the arrangement- if not oh well.  I jus thought it was fascinating to see what other types of books other people had!  Turns out, a lot classier. 😉

On that note, there were some more books I didn’t get to, but I’ll take a photo and share after I finish!

Until next time dear readers!

XOXO,

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Spoiler Review of Fireworks by Katie Cotugno

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Book summary from Goodreads:

From Katie Cotugno, bestselling author of 99 Days, comes Fireworks—about a girl who is competing with her best friend to become the new pop star of the moment—and all the drama and romance that comes with it—set in Orlando during the late-’90s boy-and-girl-band craze.

It was always meant to be Olivia. She was the talented one, the one who had been training to be a star her whole life. Her best friend, Dana, was the level-headed one, always on the sidelines, cheering her best friend along.

But everything changes when Dana tags along with Olivia to Orlando for the weekend, where superproducer Guy Monroe is holding auditions for a new singing group, and Dana is discovered too. Dana, who’s never sung more than Olivia’s backup. Dana, who wasn’t even looking for fame. Next thing she knows, she and Olivia are training to be pop stars, and Dana is falling for Alex, the earnest, endlessly talented boy who’s destined to be the next big thing.

It should be a dream come true, but as the days of grueling practice and constant competition take their toll, things between Olivia and Dana start to shift . . . and there’s only room at the top for one girl. For Olivia, it’s her chance at her dream. For Dana, it’s a chance to escape a future that seems to be closing in on her. And for these lifelong best friends, it’s the adventure of a lifetime—if they can make it through.

Set in evocative 1990s Orlando, New York Times bestselling author Katie Cotugno’s Fireworks brings to life the complexity of friendship, the excitement of first love, and the feeling of being on the verge of greatness.

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SPOILERS AHEAD:

This book was beyond frustrating. First of all, it was a tad on the boring side. I literally read this book at work when I had nothing better to do, and I still had to force myself to read it.   Secondly, it was SO frustrating to read. When Dana would go meet Alex without Olivia knowing about it, it was more than obvious that there was going to be a big blow out there.

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It was really hard to read when the girls were being so mean and Olivia joining in with them, because they were jealous of Dana. You would think that Liv would have had stuck up for her when you think of how much history they had together. It’s also really hard because Dana practically has nobody, yet Live treats her like crap for most of the book.  I mean, there’s one scene where all of Liv’s family is there to support her, but Olivia is just wandering around on her own.  It broke my heart.

Even the ending is crappy.  Olivia took the tour and didn’t even look back.  Olivia was literally the worst character in the history of characters.

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I think I just expected more from this book. I expected it to be more exciting and touring. While there was a little bit of touring about 3/4 of the way through, it was very rushed. It was all-in-all pretty boring. I can see how it is a coming-of-age book, but I just expected more. Oh yeah, there were some super awk sexual encounters that left me, a married woman, squirming. (Not in a good way)

I guess that’s all there is to it. If you don’t mind reading a lot of mundane details, and just want a mindless book- this one will do it for you.

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Rating I gave on Goodreads: ⋆⋆

Until next time, dear readers!

XOXO,

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Semi- Spoiler Free Review of Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

Review of Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

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Book summary from Goodreads:

After serving out a year of hard labor in the salt mines of Endovier for her crimes, 18-year-old assassin Celaena Sardothien is dragged before the Crown Prince. Prince Dorian offers her her freedom on one condition: she must act as his champion in a competition to find a new royal assassin.

Her opponents are men-thieves and assassins and warriors from across the empire, each sponsored by a member of the king’s council. If she beats her opponents in a series of eliminations, she’ll serve the kingdom for four years and then be granted her freedom. Celaena finds her training sessions with the captain of the guard, Westfall, challenging and exhilarating. But she’s bored stiff by court life. Things get a little more interesting when the prince starts to show interest in her … but it’s the gruff Captain Westfall who seems to understand her best. Then one of the other contestants turns up dead … quickly followed by another. Can Celaena figure out who the killer is before she becomes a victim? As the young assassin investigates, her search leads her to discover a greater destiny than she could possibly have imagined.

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Throne of Glass has been sitting on my bookshelf for years. I’m not kidding- I just looked up my Amazon account, and I purchased this book on September 11, 2013. It unfortunately just sat there for the few years following until a friend who is also really into YA fiction came to visit. She randomly picked it up off my bookshelf and we headed to the beach for some light reading. Let’s just say she finished the book that same day and had told me to read it for the following months.

I finally picked up TOG after (what I thought) to be the last book was coming out in October. It really had my attention with the premise of the main character Celaena being an assassin- a teenage assassin that is. As a potential spoiler​: throughout this book and the second book in this series (I’m currently reading #3) you really grow to like Celaena, she’s a teenage girl for crying out loud. BUT- when she goes dark, it’s almost like the author shuts down a bit when Celaena does and leaves out gory details (for the most part) and we don’t see as much into her head as when she’s a normal girl.

Some of the elements that comes with a teenage assassin/ normal teenage girl has been very interesting to wrap my head around.  When I was her age, I could only think about boys.. I couldn’t even do school work half the time!

I really love Chaol, so I’m also very interested to see how their “will they, will they not” play out- I like him WAY better than Prince Dorian.  The competition was a tad bit hard to swallow, but I’ll leave that up to you guys to read about! 😉

Disclaimer- It is harder for me to read physical books since I’m working so much, so since I have TOG in hardback form, it took me a good month to read it. I was also very busy- when I normally read a good portion of a book before bed, I’ve just been falling asleep almost immediately. It’s much easier for me to read on my Kindle, as I can take it anywhere I go.

However, this series has so much potential so I’m excited to see where it’s headed. I have heard that the other MAAS book, A Court of Thorns and Roses is even better, but there aren’t as many books in that series available as TOG. I have also heard that this series does get a little more on the adult side than YA after (or in?) the 3 rd book, so I will keep you updated on that! All in all, this book goes WAY beyond the description to make this such a epic series, that I don’t think you’ll regret reading!  It was one of my favorite books that I read in 2016!

Rating I gave on Goodreads: ⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆

Until next time, dear readers!

XOXO,

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Semi-Spoiler FREE Review of Nerve by Jeanne Ryan

Review of Nerve by Jeanne Ryan

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Book summary from Goodreads:

A high-stakes online game of dares turns deadly.  When Vee is picked to be a player in NERVE, an anonymous game of dares broadcast live online, she discovers that the game knows her. They tempt her with prizes taken from her ThisIsMe page and team her up with the perfect boy, sizzling-hot Ian. At first it’s exhilarating–Vee and Ian’s fans cheer them on to riskier dares with higher stakes. But the game takes a twisted turn when they’re directed to a secret location with five other players for the Grand Prize round. Suddenly they’re playing all or nothing, with their lives on the line. Just how far will Vee go before she loses NERVE? Debut author Jeanne Ryan delivers an un-putdownable suspense thriller.

Nerve was haunting. There is no better word to describe this entire book. Vee is the main character of this book, so the story was told from her POV. It starts off with showing how timid Vee is before she decides to jump into the online game NERVE. The game starts off really harmless, and she meets Matthew early on. They continue being partners, as they have to complete dares as “watchers” follow them around to record what they are doing. There are also many watchers online who are watching the events unfold.

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As the book goes on, the dares become more and more crazy, and we see that there are more players competing all around town on the same night. From acting like a hooker to messing with a church group at a bowling alley, the dares becoming increasingly hard for Vee to complete.

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All along, the players get prizes for each dare they complete. They have to accept each dare knowing what they will get in return before actually doing each increasingly hard dare. There comes a point, where Vee starts to realize that the game makers or hackers really start to dig stuff up on Vee, and she feels like she has to compete in the game. I won’t go any further to what happens in the book, but it’s a page turner for sure. The book ends on a cliff-hanger, but it’s one of the cliff-hangers where there could be a sequel or it ends there. I really hope there is a sequel.

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There is also a movie out starring Emma Roberts, but I have not watched it yet. From the commercials, it looks like it doesn’t match the book.. We will see!  UPDATE: I’ve watched it, and while it differs enough from the book, it’s still a good watch!

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I would HIGHLY encourage to have your teenagers read this book, as it’s a very good way to show them that anything they put online can later be used against them. I would even encourage parents to read along with their teenagers!
Rating I gave on Goodreads: ⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆

Until next time-

XOXO,

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