THE CRUEL PRINCE – REVIEW

The Cruel Prince (The Folk of the Air, #1)

  • 370 pages
  • 01.24.18 – 02.05.18
  • January 2nd 2018
  • 5 🌟

GUARD YOUR MORTAL HEART.

Jude was seven when her parents were murdered and she and her two sisters were stolen away to live in the treacherous High Court of Faerie. Ten years later, Jude wants nothing more than to belong there, despite her mortality. But many of the fey despise humans. Especially Prince Cardan, the youngest and wickedest son of the High King.

To win a place at the Court, she must defy him—and face the consequences.

As Jude becomes more deeply embroiled in palace intrigues and deceptions, she discovers her own capacity for trickery and bloodshed. But as betrayal threatens to drown the Courts of Faerie in violence, Jude will need to risk her life in a dangerous alliance to save her sisters, and Faerie itself.

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So i was in a reading slump before this book appeared on my door step in the Owlcrate box. I seriously wanted to read something but nothing was saying “READ ME

Until……. I opened my lovely box and looked at this gorgeous cover and declared to start reading it, I however and so very glad i did. For a new read, fantasy to that. I was amazed by how well she wrote the characters and how well Jude was made out. I LOVED Carden ( he is my secret boytoy shhh do not let my other boytoys know ) 

I loved the surprises and the danger that was implied to the characters and the story lines. I could not put this book down.

 5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Will recommend no matter what!!! i loved this book. My TOP favorites.

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FOOLISH HEARTS – REVIEW

Foolish Hearts

  • 320 pages
  • 02.03.18 – 02.12.18
  • December 5th 2017
  • 4.5 🌟

A contemporary novel about a girl whose high school production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream leads her to new friends—and maybe even new love.

The day of the last party of the summer, Claudia overhears a conversation she wasn’t supposed to. Now on the wrong side of one of the meanest girls in school, Claudia doesn’t know what to expect when the two are paired up to write a paper—let alone when they’re both forced to try out for the school production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

But mandatory participation has its upsides—namely, an unexpected friendship, a boy band obsession, and a guy with the best dimpled smile Claudia’s ever seen. As Claudia’s world starts to expand, she finds that maybe there are some things worth sticking her neck out for.

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I am very happy and surprised of myself of how long ( i mean sort ) it took me to read this beauty of a book.

I loved everything about this book. From the Cameo’s to the video gaming and even to GIDEON and all the heart break and love there has to offer.

My favorite thing about this book is how much humor was put into this amazed me and made me laugh out loud to the point i had to take a break and calm myself down. I also at one point teared up a bit for another reason which you can read about!

Overall this is going into my favorites of 2018 list!!!!

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WHEN DIMPLE MET RISHI – REVIEW

When Dimple Met Rishi

  • 380 pages
  • 11.26.17 – 01.18.18
  • May 30th 2017
  • 3.5 🌟

Dimple Shah has it all figured out. With graduation behind her, she’s more than ready for a break from her family, from Mamma’s inexplicable obsession with her finding the “Ideal Indian Husband.” Ugh. Dimple knows they must respect her principles on some level, though. If they truly believed she needed a husband right now, they wouldn’t have paid for her to attend a summer program for aspiring web developers…right?

Rishi Patel is a hopeless romantic. So when his parents tell him that his future wife will be attending the same summer program as him—wherein he’ll have to woo her—he’s totally on board. Because as silly as it sounds to most people in his life, Rishi wants to be arranged, believes in the power of tradition, stability, and being a part of something much bigger than himself.

The Shahs and Patels didn’t mean to start turning the wheels on this “suggested arrangement” so early in their children’s lives, but when they noticed them both gravitate toward the same summer program, they figured, Why not?

Dimple and Rishi may think they have each other figured out. But when opposites clash, love works hard to prove itself in the most unexpected ways.

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It took me a bit to get through this book, mainly because of how much reading time i gave myself plus Christmas happened and i only read 2 days that month. I made a goal this year to read at least a chapter a day and i will admit i think i did pretty good.

This was a new read to me, new culture, new clothing, new words. It was fascinating to see how Dimple and Rishi’s culture was the same but their parents both had different ways of living their lives. I loved how Dimple was a strong and independent women we need more of that in life, but also how she can show another person that they need to live life before making big commitments.

I loved the story between Dimple and Rishi! the funny jokes or faces and the way the author described their reactions were perfect.

I did not like how Dimples mom was in most of the book but i am very understanding that some or most parents can be like that. Glad she came around still not liking her much but its a mother thing i guess.

Rishi i can admit is a little TOO perfect, which is not real but then again its a story right! i am happy with his decisions by the end of the book and realized there are most likely a lot of people out in the world that have a mind set as he did.

Overall this book was pretty good, i didn’t think i would like it much but i do! and am happy of the end result.

 3 ⭐️⭐️⭐️  it is not my favorite book for this year but it was a good contemporary to start off the year with.

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FOREVER CHRISTMAS – REVIEW

Forever Christmas

  • 192 pages
  • 12.30.17 – 01.04.18
  • October 14th 2014
  • 4.0 🌟

This Christmas will change Andrew Farmer’s life forever.

Andrew can’t remember the last time he spent Christmas away from work. The end of the year is crunch time for literary agents. But when your career is your life, your life starts to suffer . . . beginning with your marriage.

When a heart-wrenching accident in a Christmas Eve snowstorm jars this high-powered agent from his obsession with success, a Christmas miracle will give him a second chance at love, life, and gratitude, but only if he can put aside his own ambition and learn to appreciate each moment.

Sometimes it takes a tragedy to change a man’s life—and to teach him to treat every day as if it were his last.

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Forever Christmas was my very first actual Christmas chapter book! cause you know as a kid we would read kid version Christmas books. 

I am very glad i chose this book to read, it reminded me so much of a scrooge book/movie every time i would come to a line about an An… i would always assume it was because maybe he was a scrooge cause personally he was!!! 

My favorite part would be him getting to know his wife, things that every man should know or want to about their wife. Observing them and watching not every minute but some parts of them they want to remember about them.

I however cried three times, yes three times for this book. I never cried in a book before maybe teared up a bit but that was once and it was not very big. 

So for the first book read in 2018 rating it a 4 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ is really good start, it is not my favorite book for this year but for a Christmas book i think it is on my favorite Christmas book list!

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BEFORE SHE IGNITES – REVIEW SPOIL FREE

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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.” 

Thoughts

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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  • 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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  • 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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