Book Un-Haul

sisterlybookunhaulToday’s post is as you figure: I’m getting ride of some books. Most of the books that I’m getting rid of are the books that my sister had the attitude of: “Here. Go through these and get rid of ones you don’t want. I don’t want them anymore.

So that’s what I’m doing! The books are going to go from being the ones my sister doesn’t want, to the ones I myself am getting rid of.  Continue reading

Deviants, by Maureen McGowan | Book Reviews #195

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‘In Glory’s world, different means deviant—and dead.22112248

In a post-apocalyptic world, where the earth is buried by asteroid dust that’s mutated the DNA of some humans, an orphaned sixteen-year-old, Glory, must hide and protect her younger brother. If their Deviant abilities are discovered, they’ll be expunged—kicked out of the dome to be tortured and killed by the Shredders. Glory would give anything to get rid of her unique ability to kill with her emotions, especially when Cal, the boy she’s always liked, becomes a spy for the authorities. But when her brother is discovered, and she learns their father, who was expunged for killing their mother, is still alive, she must escape the domed city that’s been her entire world.

Outside in the ruins, they’re pursued by the authorities and by sadistic, scab-covered Shredders who are addicted to the lethal-to-humans dust now covering the planet. Glory’s quests to transport herself and her brother to safety make up the thrilling and fascinating first volume of The Dust Chronicles.’


Deviants is the kind of book that has an incredibly slow start to things. Continue reading

Kinslayer, by Jay Kristoff | Book Review #194

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Today’s post is a book review of Kinslayer, by Jay Kristoff. Kinslayer is the second book in the trilogy called The Lotus War.


15773979A SHATTERED EMPIRE
The mad Shōgun Yoritomo has been assassinated by the Stormdancer Yukiko, and the threat of civil war looms over the Shima Imperium. The Lotus Guild conspires to renew the nation’s broken dynasty and crush the growing rebellion simultaneously – by endorsing a new Shōgun who desires nothing more than to see Yukiko dead.

A DARK LEGACY
Yukiko and the mighty thunder tiger Buruu have been cast in the role of heroes by the Kagé rebellion. But Yukiko herself is blinded by rage over her father’s death, and her ability to hear the thoughts of beasts is swelling beyond her power to control. Along with Buruu, Yukiko’s anchor is Kin, the rebel Guildsman who helped her escape from Yoritomo’s clutches. But Kin has his own secrets, and is haunted by visions of a future he’d rather die than see realized.

A GATHERING STORM
Kagé assassins lurk within the Shōgun’s palace, plotting to end the new dynasty before it begins. A waif from Kigen’s gutters begins a friendship that could undo the entire empire. A new enemy gathers its strength, readying to push the fracturing Shima imperium into a war it cannot hope to survive. And across raging oceans, amongst islands of black glass, Yukiko and Buruu will face foes no katana or talon can defeat.

The ghosts of a blood-stained past.’


What I like most about Kinslayer, is that prior to actually reading the book theres this quick character review/recap. — Which is great to have in a book that deals with lots of characters. Continue reading

TBR #27

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 Hello reader/s! I hope you’re well! For a while now, I’ve been writing a weekly or 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. 


Today’s books are from two very different genres. I’m taking a gander at one of the books, since the book is a Adult Mystery. The second book is a Young Adult Contemporary novel. So you see, both books seem to be on the opposite side of their spectrums.

The first book I’m going to be talking about is a book that everyone and their mother has been talking about. This book was very popular when it first came out, and from there it was ballooned. I feel like everyone was recommended this book. The book I’m talking about is Continue reading

Library Reads #25

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Library 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!

Here are the books I’ve borrowed from late January to late February.


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Tell the Wind and Fire, by Sarah Rees Brennan | Book Review #193

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16221851In a city divided between opulent luxury in the Light and fierce privations in the Dark, a determined young woman survives by guarding her secrets. 
Lucie Manette was born in the Dark half of the city, but careful manipulations won her a home in the Light, celebrity status, and a rich, loving boyfriend. Now she just wants to keep her head down, but her boyfriend has a dark secret of his own—one involving an apparent stranger who is destitute and despised.

Lucie alone knows of the deadly connection the young men share, and even as the knowledge leads her to make a grave mistake, she can trust no one with the truth.

Blood and secrets alike spill out when revolution erupts. With both halves of the city burning, and mercy nowhere to be found, can Lucie save either boy—or herself?


What I thought Tell the Wind and Fire was about is nothing to what I had expected. I originally expected that this book would be more apocalyptic. Instead what I read was a book following the story of Lucie, the main character of Tell the Wind and Fire, and who we read the story from.  Continue reading

5 Book Sequels That Have Disappointed Me

5disseqFor me there are always a few books in their series/trilogies/duologues that disappoint me. I’ll read the first book and then when the time comes around to read the second book, sometimes even further into the series, I find that I’m left disappointed. Either I don’t like where the story is going, the writing, or just the plot of the sequel(s).

I’ve actually gotten into the habit of starting a lot of series but never end up reading the rest of the sequels because I’m legitimately afraid that the second book will ruin the first one for me. Reading a sequel that was a disappointment has actually resulted in me not enjoying the first book as much. Here are 5 book sequels that have disappointed me.


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Lead, by Kylie Scott | Book Review #192

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Lead is the 3rd book in the Stage Dive series by Kylie Scott.19286623

‘As the lead singer of Stage Dive, Jimmy is used to getting whatever he wants, whenever he wants it, whether it’s booze, drugs, or women. However, when a PR disaster serves as a wake-up call about his life and lands him in rehab, he finds himself with Lena, a new assistant to keep him out of trouble.
Lena’s not willing to take any crap from the sexy rocker and is determined to keep their relationship completely professional, despite their sizzling chemistry. But when Jimmy pushes her too far and Lena leaves, he realizes that he may just have lost the best thing that ever happened to him.’


A great thing about the Stage Dive series is that you can read these books as standalones.  Continue reading

6 Popular YA Books that I Actually Enjoyed Reading

6poplikedPopular books are always an iffy thing since the reactions people can have are widely varied. Some people could love the book(s), while some people are the  exact opposite of that.

I usually find myself in the in-between. I didn’t love the book but I didn’t end up hating it either. For this post though here are some popular YA books that I actually ended up enjoying!

Here are just 6 Popular Young Adult Books that I ended up enjoying!


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