September Wrap Up

Goodbye September,

Another month down and I must say this month has been very good to me especially in regards to books 🙂 I received my very first Owlcrate box but in all of the excitement I forgot to make an unboxing video, I did, however, take pictures but posted them on Instagram since I seemed to have forgotten all about my blog haha. But I loved it, the book Mirage sounds promising, so I’m hoping to read that one next month. I will be getting my very first Fae crate next month and I can’t wait!!!

I also got a subscription to Book of the Month and choose Cross her Heart. On top of those two wonderful things, I placed my order for the Queen of Air and Darkness Hangover Recovery Kit from FaeCrate! EEEEEEKKKKKKKKKKK!!! Fangirl squealing is going on right this moment! I was already BEYOND excited about this book, and now with this kit, I am EVEN more excited! Once we hit October, there will be only 63 days standing between me and that book!

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All this was possible because it is was my birthday on the 26th 🙂 woohoo! Anyway, let me get back to the main topic at hand here… my reading goal for this month was to read 7 books. I exceeded my goal and passed it by 4 books. I’ll list the books according to which one I liked the most to the least.

  1. All the bright places by Jennifer Niven – This one is actually a reread because I loved it that much. Of course, I gave it 5 Stars!
  2. Two Princes of Summer by Nissa Leder– rated this one 4 stars.
  3. Harry Potter and the Philosopher Stone– This one was also a reread, and I rated it 4 stars.
  4. The False Prince by Jennifer A. Nielsen- Rated 4 Stars!
  5. City of Bones by Cassandra Clare- This was a reread and Rated it 3.5 Stars.
  6. The Last Myon by Rudi Jennings- Rated 4 Stars!
  7. The Proposal S. E Lynes- Rated 4 Stars!
  8. Cross her Heart by Sarah Pinborough- Rated 3 Stars
  9. A Danger to Herself and Others by Alyssa Sheinmel-Rated 3.5 Stars!
  10. Forget Me Not by A.M Taylor– Rated 3.5 Stars
  11. And Then You Were Gone by R.J Jacobs– Rated 2 Stars. 

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The Proposal Review-NetGalley

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The Proposal by S.E. Lynes

Published: September 21, 2018, by Bookouture.

Page length: 319 pages. Genres: Psychological thriller.

My Rating: 4 stars!

-I received a copy of The Proposal from Bookouture off of NetGalley in exchange for an honest review-

“First thing you should know, dear reader, is that I am dead.”

Now if that first line alone doesn’t pull you in, I don’t know what will. From that one line, I knew this was going to be a good book. This book is about an author named Pippa Gates who writes romance novels, her first book being a bust and her current deadline closing in on her new book, one in which she can’t find anything to write about, meets a guy named Ryan Marks after he knocked on her door one night trying to sell her cleaning products.

“But let tell you right here, my friend: you know almost nothing”

That is when her life takes a turn for the worst only she doesn’t entirely know it yet. At first, I thought maybe Ryan wasn’t so bad he seemed strange which only made me more curious about him. As much as Pippa said she didn’t like him the way she defended him to her friend Marlie made me think otherwise.

“Ryan…. I have kind of proposal for you……”

Asking for his life story to help her write her new novel seemed pretty harmless, she offered to pay him 200 for his life story. I found myself captivated by this book all day long, I could not stop reading it because I wanted to figure out what was going to happen next. This was a fantastic psychological thriller. I almost felt bad for Pippa towards the end especially when I found out about Marlie and how what Pippa thought happened didn’t really happen.

This book is written as a blog post, journal entries and a couple of audio entries. This is one of those books where you really have to pay attention to every last detail that your reading. At first, I felt a little lost but as I realized what was happening it was easier to follow. This writing style was new, and I enjoyed how this book was written.

It was very good, and I would recommend reading this.

ARC Review:Forget Me Not-Netgalley.

Forget Me Not by A.M Taylor

Publish date: October 05,2018

Rating: 3.5 Stars

“Because when the worst has already happened, you don’t expect it to happen again. But this story doesn’t start with a dream. What story ever does? No, this story starts with Nora.”

I was given a copy of Forget Me Not from Harper Impulse and Killer Reads from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I would like to thank you for allowing me to read this.

I am a big fan of murder mysteries, and this book sounded promising. Though I felt like it moved a bit slow and I wished there was a lot more action! I wish there were more information and there should have been a lot more of Maddie digging around trying to figure out what happened to both Nora and Elle. The story seemed focused on the relationship between Maddie and Nate and how it wasn’t like it used to be and how Maddie never forgot about Nora.  There wasn’t a lot of suspense, and when you found out what happened to both sisters, , I was just left feeling like “huh well ok.” There was nothing really building you up to that moment of when Maddie finally realized who was involved with the disappearance and murder of both the sisters.

The False Prince Review

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The False Prince by Jennifer A. Nielsen

My rating: 4 Stars!

“If I had to do it all over again, I would not have chosen this life. Then again, I’m not sure I ever had a choice.”

I found this book by accident while I was at the library, the first thing I noticed was the cover. I mean come on its beautiful! I have zero regrets about choosing it that day because I absolutely love this book. At first, I didn’t care for Sage’s character, I felt at times he had to sharp of a tongue. But as the book kept progressing, I finally understood why he was the way he was around Conner and the others. The story follows four boys who get sold to a man named Conner he is one of the regiment to the king. Conner tries to prep the boys in hopes of passing one off as the last prince.  I LOVED the plot twist that came in towards the end of the book, wow was that a great one. I had my suspicions about sage there for a bit but once I learned his backstory it all made sense. This book was a light and easy read. The writing style allowed the story to flow very well together and everything moved at a good pace.

I look forward to reading the next book!

“Valuable lessons were code words for pain that no one apologized for”

Cross Her Heart- Review

Cross Her Heart by Sarah Pinborough

Published: September 4, 2018

Rating: 3.5 stars

So I was gifted a subscription to Book of the Month from my dad for my birthday, that is where I discovered this book. It was my first choice for this months pick. I’ve never read anything Sarah Pinborough, but I’ve read a lot of good reviews for her book Behind her Eyes (which I should probably read soon).

“And we made a deal. We crossed our hearts and hoped to die, and we sealed it with a kiss. We were going to be together forever. Deals like that cannot be broken.”

So from the very beginning and I do mean like the first two pages, I was very intrigued.  I wanted to know who the guy was and why he is so angry. I wanted to know who wrote the note and why she left. His anger made you want to read more. I felt this was very promising if I’m interested in page 1. While I really did enjoy this book it is filled with plenty of plot twist to keep you guessing, I found it was a bit flat if that makes any sense. There could have been more to it. From the first few pages I thought I figured it out, who she was hiding from, why she was so needy when it came to Ava but as the chapters went on, I soon discovered my assumptions were all in the wrong direction. I found myself feeling sorry for Lisa once you learned about her childhood. Overall, I thought the story was interesting especially with all the plot twist. I did enjoy this book and will be checking out Behind her eyes soon.

A Danger to Herself and Others- Review.

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A Danger to Herself and Others by Alyssa Sheinmel

Publish date: Feb 05, 2019

My Rating: 3.5⭐⭐⭐

First off I just want to stay I received a free ebook copy off of NetGalley from
Sourcebooks Fire. Thank you for allowing me to own a copy.

I also never read anything by Alyssa Sheinmel and I must say I do enjoy her writing style. Hannah thoughts seemed to be all over the place, and you don’t really know what’s going at first. At least I didn’t. I’m also still confused on the whole light as a feather stiff as a board obsession, but I might have overlooked that one. The story is told by Hannah who is sent to a mental institution after her best friend in the summer program has an accident that her parents believe Hannah was involved in. Slowly Hannah starts to understand things about herself. About 58% into the book I started to have my suspicions about Lucy. I enjoyed the book, but it took me a few chapters to really get into it. Once it picked up a bit, it was a lot more entertaining to read.

The Last Myon Review

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The Last Myon by Rudi Jennings

Published: December 7, 2017

Rating: 4 stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐

“Fear, rage, thirst, and pain all coursed through his veins, burning fire like embers and coursing like a shooting star, allowing him to run faster and faster.”

I really enjoyed how the story was fast moving, it kept going from the very beginning, there was action, and it didn’t stop. The story first follows the Myon and the Geflacks. Ackrehm(myon) took the leader Kadamlic by surprise and injured him after the Geflacks killed his horse Therd. Kadamlic who was King wanted to seek revenge on Myon. He sent two of his soldiers Raith and Cleave to bring the Myon back to him alive. The writing style was really good, and the way the characters were described really allowed you to envision what the characters looked like. I like the various creatures that were involved in the book, the myon, Geflack Cyclops, the elf woman( who was my favorite), a dwarf and a banshee. The end took me by surprise and I can’t wait to find out what happens next. Possibly find out why Ackrehm may be the last Myon….?

” I want this bastards skin hanging from my walls, I want to taste his heart and feel it’s last beat in my hand.”

If you enjoy dark fantasy and don’t shy away from plenty of deaths, then I highly recommend this book to you! Give it a try, you won’t be disappointed.