Review: Gemina by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

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Star Rating:

5 Stars

My Thoughts:

Gemina is so amazing! I like it better than Illuminae (though I should read it again because I didn’t understand all of it). It had much more action and I liked Hanna and Nik (especially Nik) better. I was really confused at what was happening from the beginning because I forgot about some stuff that happened back in Illuminae. All of the plot twists were a surprise to me and I didn’t guess any of them. Like in Illuminae, all swear words are black out so its great for readers of all ages. The characters alive in the end of Illuminae have a part in Gemina but the main focus is on Hanna and Nik. Nik’s cousin, Ella is also really cool and has a good part in it. I can’t wait to get my hands on a finished copy of Gemina because the ARC doesn’t have all the final art in it! There are some pictures of the characters (only a few in the ARC so I hope the rest in the fc) that helped me visualize who they were and what they looked like when they were doing something. So overall, it was amazingballs (as Jay likes to say) and I will read Gemina over and over again and never get tired of it!

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Review: Nevernight by Jay Kristoff

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Star Rating:

5 Stars

My Thoughts:

This is a very different book. I read the summary but it didn’t reveal much. So starting in was a mystery. This first chapter was confusing but as I read on it became more clear to me. Now this is a book for mature readers. And for those who are cool with blood and gore. Because blood and gore there is. I wouldn’t read this if death makes you sad. There is graphic violence and sex. There are footnotes throughout the book. Some of them are super funny but I probably skipped over a fourth of them. They are kind of long. I’m not sure how it shows up in an eBook but I heard that it’s hard to read it that way. I don’t feel like this is anything like Harry Potter so I don’t see why Hogwarts is mentioned in the summary. I can’t say this is my favorite book ever but I do like the writing and plot! There was a giant plot twist (somewhere in the book *winks*), but someone spoiled it me. So it wasn’t as big for me. But still. It was great. Highlight here for very minor spoilers {My poor baby Tric}
But the UK cover is freaking gorgeous! And the US cover is super wicked! What cover do you like better?

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Review: Another Together by Lauren James

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Star Rating:

⛤⛤⛤

My Thoughts:

This is very cute. The writing was very simple but it’s nice and short! The plot line wasn’t too good and from chapter 4 I already knew who the murderer was. Things happened pretty quickly and some of the plot sounded like what a kid would write. You can read this as a small story without reading The Next Together which is nice!

 

Sorry for how this post is formatted. I did it on mobile because I don’t have my computer and will fix it when I get back!

Review: Joyride by Anna Banks

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Star Rating:

2 Stars

My Thoughts:

Sadly this book isn’t for me. I liked Anna’s Syrena Legacy series and was excited to read Joyride. Contemporary romance isn’t really my thing but I thought I’d try it out. It is very stereotypical. VERY. Perfect rich boy meets poor girl working her butt off. They can’t fall in love because it’s forbidden from a parent. Kind family member helps them. They fall in love and catch the bad guy. They live happily ever after. The first half of the book was boring. Nothing really happened. In the second half things started to get more interesting. But still not that much happened. Towards the very end there was more action but it kind of skipped a big section and then went the the happily ever after. But it’s Anna Banks. I’ll still read her books. 🙂

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From Goodreads:

A popular guy and a shy girl with a secret become unlikely accomplices for midnight pranking, and are soon in over their heads—with the law and with each other—in this sparkling standalone from NYT-bestselling author Anna Banks.

It’s been years since Carly Vega’s parents were deported. She lives with her brother, studies hard, and works at a convenience store to contribute to getting her parents back from Mexico.

Arden Moss used to be the star quarterback at school. He dated popular blondes and had fun with his older sister, Amber. But now Amber’s dead, and Arden blames his father, the town sheriff who wouldn’t acknowledge Amber’s mental illness. Arden refuses to fulfill whatever his conservative father expects.

All Carly wants is to stay under the radar and do what her family expects. All Arden wants is to NOT do what his family expects. When their paths cross, they each realize they’ve been living according to others. Carly and Arden’s journey toward their true hearts—and one another—is funny, romantic, and sometimes harsh.

About the Author:

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Anna Banks: Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads

Blog Tour ~ Spotlight: The Head of Medusa by Michelle Madow

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Look at these beautiful covers!

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I haven’t read any of these yet. I really want to buy the paperback of The Prophecy of Shadows because I have a bookmark that Michelle sent me! What’s your favorite cover? Mine is the first one. But today is all about this book:

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The epic story of witches, gods, and monsters that USA Today called a “must read” continues in the third book of the Elementals series!

When Nicole Cassidy moved to a new town, she discovered that she was a witch descended from gods. But that was nothing compared to learning that it was up to her and four others with mysterious elemental powers to help save the world from the Titans, who would soon return to Earth.

Now her relationship with Blake — the fire Elemental — is finally heating up. But she must remain focused, because Typhon, one of the deadliest creatures in history, has escaped from the weakening prison world. Only one object can destroy him — the head of Medusa herself.

Follow the Elementals as they journey to the end of the Earth, facing choices that will put their lives and the entire world at risk. Will they all survive the mission? Find out in the riveting third book in the Elementals series, The Head of Medusa.

Buy it Here: Amazon

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Here’s a short excerpt:

“So we need to portal to Antarctica, fight our way past the ice nymphs, talk Chione into giving us the Golden Sword of Athena, hunt down Medusa, cut off her head using the Golden Sword, and then bring her head to Mount Etna so we can turn Typhon to stone—all before the spring equinox.”

How about a longer one?

“What we’re about to do is scary. Terrifying, even. But we’ve been through things that were just as challenging. We slayed our first monster together in that cave, we escaped the Land of the Lotus Eaters when everyone there was trying to kill us, we blew up one of Scylla’s heads, we slayed the hydra, and we stole the Golden Sword of Athena from a goddess’s ice palace. No matter what challenges we face, we’ve always come out on top. Tonight won’t be any different. We’re the Elementals. We train together, we fight together, and we win together. And don’t any of you ever forget it.”

About the Author:

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Michelle MadowTwitter | Facebook | Goodreads

Giveaway!

Enter to win a signed paperback copy of Elementals 1: The Prophecy of Shadows!

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Check out the rest of the tour at these blogs!
June 29th
3 Partners in Shopping, Nana, Mommy, & Sisssy, Too! – Review
Ana Loves – Review
Beyond the Book Reviews – Review
Carries Book Reviews – Review
books and photograph – Spotlight
Happy Tails and Tales Blog – Review
Just Books – Spotlight
What Is That Book About – Spotlight
Love, laugh, and read – Spotlight
BookHounds YA – Spotlight
June 30th
An Infinite Book World – Review
Fiona Reads and FoodSpots – Review
Kayl’s Krazy Obsession – Review
Lisa Loves Literature – Review
Random Things In Action – Spotlight
The Secrets In Books – Spotlight
Vibin With Books – Review
What the Cat Read – Spotlight
July 1st
Booking With Lana – Review
Julian’s Book Angels – Review
Rainy Days and Pajamas – Review
Starbound with Books – Spotlight
July 2nd
Beckys Barmy Book Blog – Spotlight
I Smell Sheep – Spotlight
St. Sisters Book Reviews – Review
July 4th
Archaeolibrarian – I Dig Good Books! – Review
Haddie’s Haven – Spotlight
Wonder Struck – Spotlight
July 5th
A Bookish Escape – Review
Sofia Loves Books – Review
Voracious Bookling – Review
Amy’s Bookish Life – Spotlight
July 6th
MrsLeif’s Two Fangs About It Book Reviews – Review
Nic’s Book Pics – Review
Emeraldfire’s Bookmark – Spotlight
July 7th
Dazzled by Books – Review
mythicalbatreviews – Spotlight
The Book Adventures of Annelise Lestrange – Spotlight
Bookish Youth – Review
July 8th
Functioning Insanity Reviews – Review
Just Us Book Blog – Spotlight
Story For Dessert – Review
The Grace Lucy Review – Spotlight
July 11th
deal sharing aunt – Spotlight
RoloPoloBookBlog – Review
T&L Book Reviews – Review
One Book Two – Review
July 12th
JUST PARANORMAL ROMANCE – Spotlight
My YA NA Book Obsession – Review
July 13th
Amanda’s Book Nook – Review
Mama Reads Hazel Sleeps – Review
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What’s Beyond Forks – Review
Bookwyrming Thoughts – Review

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Cover Reveal: The Alchemists of Loom by Elise Kova

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Look how amazing this is!

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(Cover illustration by Nick D. Grey)

From Goodreads:

Her vengeance. His vision.

Ari lost everything she once loved when the Five Guilds’ resistance fell to the Dragon King. Now, she uses her unparalleled gift for clockwork machinery in tandem with notoriously unscrupulous morals to contribute to a thriving underground organ market. There isn’t a place on Loom that is secure from the engineer turned thief, and her magical talents are sold to the highest bidder as long as the job defies their Dragon oppressors.

Cvareh would do anything to see his sister usurp the Dragon King and sit on the throne. His family’s house has endured the shame of being the lowest rung in the Dragons’ society for far too long. The Alchemist Guild, down on Loom, may just hold the key to putting his kin in power, if Cvareh can get to them before the Dragon King’s assassins.

When Ari stumbles upon a wounded Cvareh, she sees an opportunity to slaughter an enemy and make a profit off his corpse. But the Dragon sees an opportunity to navigate Loom with the best person to get him where he wants to go.

He offers her the one thing Ari can’t refuse: A wish of her greatest desire, if she brings him to the Alchemists of Loom.

Pre-Order It:
Amazon ~ B&N ~ The Book Depository ~ BAM!

This is the first book in the Loom Saga and it will be coming out on January 10th, 2017!

About the Author:

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Elise Kova: Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads | Tumblr

Cover Reveal + Giveaway: The Portal to Kerberos by Michelle Madow

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Look at this beauty!

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From Goodreads:

She will venture into hell to save the one she loves.

After being betrayed by one of their own, Nicole watches helplessly as Blake is snatched into the prison world of Kerberos—along with Medusa’s head, which is the one item they need to stop the Titans from rising again. Now Nicole and the other Elementals must enter the portal, find Blake, and bring him and Medusa’s head back to Earth before the deadly monster Typhon returns and wreaks havoc on the world. But there’s one catch—their elemental powers don’t work in Kerberos. In a dimension designed to make those within it lose touch with reality, and that’s filled with dangerous creatures who want to stop them from completing their task, will they make it out alive?

In this penultimate book of Nicole’s story, join the Elementals as they journey through hell to save the world… before it’s too late.

Pre-Order It:
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Check out these other awesome covers!

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About the Author:

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Michelle MadowTwitter | Facebook | Goodreads

Giveaway:

Michelle is hosting a giveaway for a Kindle Fire! Enter here!

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