BEFORE SHE IGNITES – REVIEW SPOIL FREE

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BEFORE SHE IGNITES

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  • 481 pages
  • 10.17.17 – 11.20.17
  • September 12th 2017
  • 4.0 🌟

Before

Mira Minkoba is the Hopebearer. Since the day she was born, she’s been told she’s special. Important. Perfect. She’s known across the Fallen Isles not just for her beauty, but for the Mira Treaty named after her, a peace agreement which united the seven islands against their enemies on the mainland.

But Mira has never felt as perfect as everyone says. She counts compulsively. She struggles with crippling anxiety. And she’s far too interested in dragons for a girl of her station.

After

Then Mira discovers an explosive secret that challenges everything she and the Treaty stand for. Betrayed by the very people she spent her life serving, Mira is sentenced to the Pit–the deadliest prison in the Fallen Isles. There, a cruel guard would do anything to discover the secret she would die to protect.

No longer beholden to those who betrayed her, Mira must learn to survive on her own and unearth the dark truths about the Fallen Isles–and herself–before her very world begins to collapse. 

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“There is strength in knowing when to speak and when to listen and when to say nothing at all”

“Imperfections reveal true beauty”

“I wanted freedom in the same way I wanted my next breath: an unspoken but constant desire.” 

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Before i begin my points list, i did not start enjoying this book until at least chapter 17. Fully enjoying it, i loved the whole book when it had to do with dragons and i have had questions about some things in the beginning.

  • DRAGONS!!!! Best part in this whole book.
  • Deals with Anxiety
  • Altan is a jerk
  • Why is she there?
  • Gerel is a badass
  • He left her alone in there!
  • Poor Aaru
  • There DEAD!!!!
  • Loved the action scenes 
  • She can do what?

I have many questions, and realized that there will be a second book WOAH kinda excited to find out more.

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Caraval – Review Spoil Free

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Caraval

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  • 407 pages
  • 10.08.17 – 10.16.17
  • January 31st 2017
  • 4.0 🌟

Remember, it’s only a game…

Scarlett Dragna has never left the tiny island where she and her sister, Tella, live with their powerful, and cruel, father. Now Scarlett’s father has arranged a marriage for her, and Scarlett thinks her dreams of seeing Caraval—the faraway, once-a-year performance where the audience participates in the show—are over.

But this year, Scarlett’s long-dreamt-of invitation finally arrives. With the help of a mysterious sailor, Tella whisks Scarlett away to the show. Only, as soon as they arrive, Tella is kidnapped by Caraval’s mastermind organizer, Legend. It turns out that this season’s Caraval revolves around Tella, and whoever finds her first is the winner.

Scarlett has been told that everything that happens during Caraval is only an elaborate performance. Nevertheless she becomes enmeshed in a game of love, heartbreak, and magic. And whether Caraval is real or not, Scarlett must find Tella before the five nights of the game are over or a dangerous domino effect of consequences will be set off, and her beloved sister will disappear forever.

Welcome, welcome to Caraval…beware of getting swept too far away.

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“Every person has the power to change their fate if they are brave enough to fight for what they desire more than anything.” 

“No one is truly honest,” Nigel answered. “Even if we don’t lie to others, we often lie to ourselves. And the word good means different things to different people.”

“You’re too quick to dive into fear,” Nigel said. ” What you think of as fate only applies to the past. Our futures are only predictable because as creatures of this world we are predictable. 

“It is not fate, it is simply the future observing that which we crave the most. Every person has the power to change their fate if they are brave enough to fight for what they desire more than anything”

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  • Um what did i just read, chapter 2 was a bit of a bore until near the end. Kinda feel disgusted.
  • She drugged her sister?
  • No he’s trapped
  • Page 149 about the future is one of my favorite parts
  • She thinks he is Legend?
  • WHAT??? Is she dreaming?
  • Aww Rosa was his sister
  • Julian why?
  • What NO Julian
  • Do not like Legend
  • Mind blowing confusion going on in my head
  • I new Daniel was not who he was.. BUT who is this Daniel
  • Oh frig… This book is madness
  • Is she dead?
  • Their mom!!!
  • What bargain? 

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The Shadow Girl – Review Spoil Free

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The Shadow Girl

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  • 336 pages
  • 09.14.17 – 10.06.17
  • April 9th 2013
  • 3.5 🌟

Sometimes I forget for an hour or two that she’s with me. Sometimes I convince myself that she was only a dream. Or that I’m crazy.

For as long as Lily Winston can remember, she has never been alone. Iris, a shadowy figure who mimics Lily’s movements and whispers in her ear, is with her always—but invisible to the rest of the world. Iris is Lily’s secret.

But when Lily’s father is killed in a tragic accident, his cryptic final words suggest that he and Lily’s mother have been keeping secrets of their own. Suddenly, Iris begins pushing Lily more than ever, possessing her thoughts and urging her to put together the pieces of a strange puzzle her father left behind. As she searches for answers, Lily finds herself drawn to Ty Collier, a mysterious new boy in town. Together, Lily and Ty must untangle a web of deception to discover the truth about her family, Iris . . . and Lily’s own identity.

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“Postpone facing a fear and it’s sure to grow bigger with each passing day” 

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I have some serious feelings that i am uncertain about with this book! Mostly to needing my questions to be answered!!!!!

  • There is a part that reminds me of my husband and I
  • Her dog cookie reminds me of my old dog Sasha
  • Im losing my mind whats the secret???
  • UM she kissed him!!!!!
  • Have many things to focus on ( Lily, Iris, Wyatt, her mom, her dad, a big secret, Ty, Love )
  • Feels like there is a love triangle
  • Funny she said she ignored what her mom said but then repeated what she said
  • Chapter 12 mindblowing
  • Need to find more out
  • There is more to her death from what was said!!!!
  • When? How? WHO?
  • hmm something unfinished and she has to watch over her?
  • Different last name?
  • Thought Ty was gonna say something else.
  • Cloning???
  • Love the modern day Frankenstein monster reference 
  • End of the book………. i need more!

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Summer of Yesterday – Review Spoil Free

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Summer of Yesterday

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  • 256 pages
  • 09.03.17 – 09.13.17
  • July 18th 2014
  • 5.0 🌟

Back to the Future meets Fast Times at Ridgemont High when Haley’s summer vacation takes a turn for the retro in this totally rad romantic fantasy.

Summer officially sucks. Thanks to a stupid seizure she had a few months earlier, Haley’s stuck going on vacation with her dad and his new family to Disney’s Fort Wilderness instead of enjoying the last session of summer camp back home with her friends. Fort Wilderness holds lots of childhood memories for her father, but surely nothing for Haley. But then a new seizure triggers something she’s never before experienced—time travel—and she ends up in River Country, the campground’s long-abandoned water park, during its heyday.

The year? 1982.

And there—with its amusing fashion, “oldies” music, and primitive technology—she runs into familiar faces: teenage Dad and Mom before they’d even met. Somehow, Haley must find her way back to the twenty-first century before her present-day parents anguish over her disappearance, a difficult feat now that she’s met Jason, one of the park’s summer residents and employees, who takes the strangely dressed stowaway under his wing.

Seizures aside, Haley’s used to controlling her life, and she has no idea how to deal with this dilemma. How can she be falling for a boy whose future she can’t share?

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I did not write any down 😦 on top of it Goodreads has NONE!!!!

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Before going into point form i would like to say THANK YOU DO THIS BOOK FOR PUTTING ME INTO A FREAKING READING SLUMP!!!!!! That is all.

  • Love the word “Parental” she uses for her parents.
  • Ooo a no parents campfire ( oh la la )
  • Haha star wars mentioned
  • Love Haley’s Jokes
  • Overprotective parents
  • Fun game they are playing
  • Haley hiding a little secret
  • Doctor who reference
  • Some writing mistakes
  • Love the 80’s gestures
  • Love the name guessing of arcade games
  • Jason is likeable
  • Lies!!!!!!
  • Love the daisy duke comment
  • Chip & Dale reference
  • Haha Jake that was hilarious
  • Awe he loves her
  • Woah Ethan
  • Awe he took a photo of them
  • Happiness

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To all the boys I’ve loved before – Review Spoil Free

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To all the boys I’ve loved before

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  • 07.23.17 – 08.29.17
  • March 20th 2015                                                                                                                    
  • 5.0 🌟

What if all the crushes you ever had found out how you felt about them… all at once? 

Sixteen-year-old Lara Jean Song keeps her love letters in a hatbox her mother gave her. They aren’t love letters that anyone else wrote for her; these are ones she’s written. One for every boy she’s ever loved—five in all. When she writes, she pours out her heart and soul and says all the things she would never say in real life, because her letters are for her eyes only. Until the day her secret letters are mailed, and suddenly, Lara Jean’s love life goes from imaginary to out of control.

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“You’d rather make up a fantasy version of somebody in your head than be with a real person.” 

“Life doesn’t have to be so planned. Just roll with it and let it happen.”

“It’s not like in the movies. It’s better, because it’s real.”

“I didn’t fall for you, you tripped me!” 

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This book became something close to me, the characters reminded me of myself and other people in my life. Story may be different then mine but some of the things that were said or done i have experienced and loved reading that another has too ( even though the character is not really real ) Enjoy my pin points!!!

  • Hilarious
  • Caring
  • Control Freak
  • Sister love
  • Family ( is everything )
  • Secrets 
  • Some what bullying
  • Baking
  • Loves and Likes
  • Letters
  • Girlishness ( i am a tom boy so reading a girly book i  actually liked it )
  • Made me tear up
  • Good Plot
  • Awesome Characters
  • Made me smile

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Carry On – Review

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Carry On

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  •  528 pages                                                                                                      08.7.17 – 08.15.17
  • May 9th 2017                                                                                                                      4.5 🌟

Simon Snow is the worst Chosen One who’s ever been chosen.

That’s what his roommate, Baz, says. And Baz might be evil and a vampire and a complete git, but he’s probably right.

Half the time, Simon can’t even make his wand work, and the other half, he starts something on fire. His mentor’s avoiding him, his girlfriend broke up with him, and there’s a magic-eating monster running around, wearing Simon’s face. Baz would be having a field day with all this, if he were here — it’s their last year at the Watford School of Magicks, and Simon’s infuriating nemesis didn’t even bother to show up.

Carry On – The Rise and Fall of Simon Snow is a ghost story, a love story and a mystery. It has just as much kissing and talking as you’d expect from a Rainbow Rowell story – but far, far more monsters.

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“You were the sun, and I was crashing into you.” 

“It’s the good things that hurt when you’re missing them.” 

“You were the center of my universe and everything else spun around you.”

“I just wanted to tell you that i’m going to carry on. As i am.” 

“May you fight your own battles and forge your own wings.” 

 

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Okay, before i begin my pin points i just want to say i loved loved loved this book but i had one flaw in it………….

  • Funny
  • Surprised
  • Happy
  • Had a few things i new was gonna happen
  • Love the Main Couple
  • I hate Agatha
  • WHY!!!!! Parents?????
  • Reminds me of Harry Potter but for more adults then kids ( Simon – Harry, The Mage – Dumbledore, Baz – Draco, Penny – Hermione and so on!!! )
  • Magic!
  • Vampires!
  • Great Friendship
  • He never knew and will never know!!!! 

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The Right Stuff – Review

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THE RIGHT STUFF

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  • 224 pages                                                                                                      08.1.17 – 08.7.17
  • April 1st 2009                                                                                                                      3.0 🌟

Subject: Dr. Daniel Corben, Lieutenant Colonel, Medical Corps
Current status: Distracted by sexy, willing female!
Mission: Babysit visiting VIP to secure promotion
Obstacle: Taylor Milton. Gorgeous. Captivating. His ex!

When it’s revealed to Daniel that Taylor Milton, whom he nearly proposed to after graduation, is his high-level visitor, he knows he’s in trouble. Taylor’s a flamboyant risk taker, where he’s a cautious realist–it was the reason for their breakup!

Now, reunited, something else hasn’t changed…their combustible sexual chemistry. In fact, it seems more intense, especially since Taylor is keen to play doctor. Tasked as her official escort, Daniel spends several wild nights keeping an intimate watch on her–until the powerful executive tries to pull rank on him in the bedroom!

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Not many i liked in this book!

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  • Loved the mention of Star Wars
  • Loved some of the sexual scenes
  • The book felt slow at times
  • Wasn’t much of a fan of the love that was in it
  • Had some smiles while reading it
  • Not much to say about this book was not one of my favorites

 

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