Fire & Flood, by Victoria Scott | Book Review #202

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Tella Holloway is losing it. Her brother is sick, and when a dozen doctors can’t determine what’s wrong, her parents decide to move to Montana for the fresh air. She’s lost her friends, her parents are driving her crazy, her brother is dying—and she’s helpless to change anything.

Until she receives mysterious instructions on how to become a Contender in the Brimstone Bleed. It’s an epic race across jungle, desert, ocean, and mountain that could win her the prize she desperately desires: the Cure for her brother’s illness. But all the Contenders are after the Cure for people they love, and there’s no guarantee that Tella (or any of them) will survive the race.

The jungle is terrifying, the clock is ticking, and Tella knows she can’t trust the allies she makes. And one big question emerges: Why have so many fallen sick in the first place?’


Fire & Flood is a Young Adult Fantasy/Sci-Fi/Dystopia novel with a smidgen of Romance.

I didn’t think all that much about Fire & Flood, honestly. What I thought about Fire & Flood prior to reading the book was that I would end up not liking it at all. How wrong was I… Continue reading

Books to Read on a Rainy Day

IMG_5572I don’t know about where you live, but where I live, the weather in Spring tends to either be wet and rainy, sunny and chilly, or be both at the same time. It could rain for 3 days straight, and then sunny for the next week and we won’t see a drop of rain. The weather here in Vancouver and Greater Vancouver Area, is very unpredictable. In fact, the only predictable thing about Vancouver is the unpredictable Spring weather.

I usually know when spring is here when there’s a huge and fast thunder storm that blows by. There will be hail, and extreme winds, followed by the rumble of thunder that rattles the house. Sometimes there will be lightning as well. The whole shebang. —-However, all of these books that I’ve listed are books that I could read over and over again.

Here are a few of the many books I’ve read that I could read over and over again, yet would be perfect for rainy, and/or stormy weather. Continue reading

Library Reads #26

libraryrreadsLibrary Reads: I’m a Library Lover, so these posts are where I document the books I’ve borrowed from libraries. I’ll tell you a little bit about what I expect from the book, or the author’s writings. Whether what I say is a sentence long, or a few sentence’s. From doing these posts, I hope to spread a little of my love for libraries, while also informing you of books that you may or may not have known of!

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Abandoned, by Elisa Dane | Book Review #201

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My name is Tierra Owens, and I like to kiss. A lot. It numbs the hollow ache in my chest 33872378and—for a few minutes—makes me forget how truly alone I am. My mother is an alcoholic. She hates me and insists I’m the reason she’s not married to my father, whom I have never met. My best friend, Kaylee, is the only person who knows the real me. Everyone else sees what I want them to: a happy, confident, popular girl who has the world at her feet.

I am a fraud.

Relationships are forbidden. I avoid them at all costs. Sex? Emotions? Those things make a person vulnerable, and vulnerability always leads to heartbreak. When my childhood crush, Mattie shows up at school my world tumbles off its axis. The shell I surround myself with feels more like a pathetic crutch than a protective barrier, and I find myself wanting things. Daydreaming about what it would be like to have a boyfriend, a relationship—love.

The sad fact is: I’ll never have any of those things. I am unworthy—trash. Which is why my mom abandoned me.


TRIGGER WARNINGS: Verbal Abuse, Assault, Stalking, Car Accident Resulting in Death, Parent with Alcohol Addiction, Abandonment. Continue reading

TBR #29

Screen Shot 2016-04-10 at 10.22.37 PMHello reader/s! For a while now, I’ve been writing a bi-weekly post about books that are on my TBR. TBR, if you don’t know is the abbreviation for To Be Read. My goal here is to shed some light on books that I’ve otherwise forgotten about. These books could be books I’ve been meaning to read from the library, or books that have been collecting dust on my shelves at home. My goal though is to say a little about the book and also give a little reasoning of why I want to read them. In hopes of reading them sooner than later. 


This week’s TBR books are two books that I believe I bought around the same time. One book is widely known because the author is a beauty/vlogger person on youtube. The deal with the other book is that I haven’t really heard all that much about it. Both books are in the Young Adult category. The first book is a Science Fiction/Fantasy novel, the other a Contemporary Romance novel.  Continue reading

Ever Fire, by Alexia Purdy | Book Review #200

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‘Magic & Fire burn…12791367

The Serenity of the Land of Faerie is threatened as the Unseelie Queen Aveta rages war against the three remaining Seelie Realms of Faerie. As Shade’s powers grow, she finds she is running out of time to keep the war from spilling into the human world. Winter is growing in strength as the evil Qeen’s horrifying legions scar the land in their frigid wake. No one is safe. Shade becomes enemy number one for the Unseelie legions. Questioning her true role of power, Shade discovers the cost of winning may come at a much higher price than she ever imagined.’


Ever Fire is the second book to the A Dark Faerie Tale series by Alexia Purdy. This series is a Young Adult Fantasy/Paranormal Romace.   Continue reading

Dream a Little Dream, by Kerstin Gier | Book Review #199

This review may contain spoilers.

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Mysterious doors with lizard-head knobs. Talking stone statues. A crazy girl with a hatchet. Yes, Liv’s dreams have been pretty weird lately. Especially the one where she’s in a graveyard at night, watching four boys conduct dark magic rituals.

The strangest part is that Liv recognizes the boys in her dream. They’re classmates from her new school in London, the school where she’s starting over because her mom has moved them to a new country (again). But what’s really scaring Liv is that the dream boys seem to know things about her in real life, things they couldn’t possibly know–unless they actually are in her dreams? Luckily, Liv never could resist a good mystery, and all four of those boys are pretty cute….

 


Dream a Little Dream is the first book in a trilogy called The Silver Trilogy, in English. The German version of this trilogy is called Silber, written by Kerstin Gier, and translated by Anthea Bell. Continue reading

Books I’m Looking Forward to this May | 2017

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Hello folks! It’s almost May! We’re almost halfway through 2017. That is mind-boggling to me. Anyway, here is my post about all the books I’m looking forward to this upcoming May (2017)!


May 2nd

I’m super excited about Always and Forever, Lara Jean, since this book should be the last book in its trilogy — unless Han decides to move further on with the series. However, I’m looking forward to what Lara Jean’s attitude will be like, since I did not enjoy reading her bratty attitude in the first book, To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before.

I’m a huge fan of Mass’ ACOTAR trilogy. I’m probably going to have to take transit to go and buy ACOWAR in downtown Vancouver though, like I did when I bought ACOMAF. No worries though!

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Him, by Elle Kennedy & Sarina Bowen | Book Review #198

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They don’t play for the same team. Or do they?

Jamie Canning has never been able to figure out how he lost his closest friend. Four years ago, his tattooed, wise-cracking, rule-breaking roommate cut him off without an explanation. So what if things got a little weird on the last night of hockey camp the summer they were eighteen? It was just a little drunken foolishness. Nobody died.

Ryan Wesley’s biggest regret is coaxing his very straight friend into a bet that pushed the boundaries of their relationship. Now, with their college teams set to face off at the national championship, he’ll finally get a chance to apologize. But all it takes is one look at his longtime crush, and the ache is stronger than ever.

Jamie has waited a long time for answers, but walks away with only more questions—can one night of sex ruin a friendship? If not, how about six more weeks of it? When Wesley turns up to coach alongside Jamie for one more hot summer at camp, Jamie has a few things to discover about his old friend… and a big one to learn about himself.

Warning: contains sexual situations, skinnydipping, shenanigans in an SUV and proof that coming out to your family on social media is a dicey proposition.


Told in two differing points of view, Him is a novel that was one steamy read! Him is a New Adult novel that takes place in Canning, and Wes’ senior year of college. Please note: if sexual scenes and innuendos make you uncomfortable, then Him is not for you.
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Moon Chosen, by P.C. Cast | Book Review #197

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Chosen to embrace her true identity. Chosen to follow her destiny. Chosen to change her world.29102956

Mari is an Earth Walker, heir to the unique healing powers of her Clan, but she has been forced to turn from her duties, until she is chosen by a special animal ally, altering her destiny forever. When a deadly attack tears her world apart, Mari reveals the strength of her powers and the forbidden secret of her dual nature as she embarks on a mission to save herself and her people. It is not until Nik, the son of the leader from a rival, dominating Tribe, strays across her path that Mari experiences something she has never felt before…

Now evil is coming, and with it, a force more terrible and destructive than the world has ever seen, leaving Mari to cast the shadows from the earth. By breaking Clan Law and forming an alliance with Nik, she must make herself ready. Ready to save her people. Ready to save herself and Nik. Ready to embrace her true destiny…and battle the forces that threaten to destroy them all.


I’m 100% completely glad that I borrowed and read this book from the library. In the worst way. Spoilers below! Continue reading