Currently Reading

Hello everyone! I’m here with my Currently Reading post and I’m here to tell you all about what I have read so far this week! This week hasn’t been too bad, and I’ve made some time for reading before and after work so I’m happy about that! I’m off Friday and Saturday and working Sunday so let’s hope that I can get some reading done today!

I finished two book so far this week and I am currently reading one more so yeah! Lets hope I can get at least one more book done this weekend!

The first book I finished was Her Last Word by Mary Burton and wow that was so intense! My review is coming soon so stay tuned for that! It was really interesting! I loved it!

And then I listened to the audiobook of The Midnight Star and that was so sad. I was getting emotional throughout this novel! So good! Marie Lu can write characters! Wow!

And I am currently reading The Air He Breathes by Brittany C Cherry! It’s very emotional. Like the first chapter is emotional already. Wow. And I know it’s going to get more emotional as the story goes on. I do love the character of Faye, she adds humor to such a sad novel!

And I am also listening to the audiobook of The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue and it’s good so far. I’m like 15 minutes into it so here’s hoping I continue to enjoy it!

 

And then I hope to finish The Air He breathes and then start Bright We Burn by Kiersten White! And if I finish that my goal is to start the Cruel Prince by Holly Black! The Cruel Prince is kind of a long shot but here’s hoping!

And those are my plans for this weekend! Let’s hope that I can get some stuff done this weekend!! Yay!

What are you currently reading? What book do you hope to read next?

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It Takes Two

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It Takes Two by Jenny Holiday

Publisher: Forever Romance

Published: June 26th, 2018

Rating: 4-stars

Summary: All’s fair in love and war

Wendy Liu should be delighted to be her best friend’s maid of honor. But after years spent avoiding the bride’s brother – aka the boy who once broke her heart – she’s now trapped with him during an endless amount of wedding festivities. Luckily she’s had time to perfect her poker face, and engaging Noah Denning in a little friendly competition might just prove that she’s over him for good…

Noah Denning is determined to make his little sister’s wedding memorable. But it seems Wendy is trying to outdo him at every turn. Challenging each other was always something he and Wendy did right, so when she proposes they compete to see who can throw the best bachelor or bachelorette party in Sin City, Noah takes the bait – and ups the stakes. Because this time around, he wants Wendy for keeps. And when you’re fighting for love, all bets are off.

This was really fun! I enjoyed it very much! Wendy is fun and interesting and very spunky! It was a solid romance novel and I enjoyed the characters.

I did feel that there wasn’t much going on at times with the romance and it felt that it took them a while to even really get together but I did like that she wasn’t letting him just come back and be her lover. Especially after he stood her up all those years ago! That’s got to suck! But I did love how close they were to each other and it showed, like they knew her aunt and her routine and they would make sure to visit her and include her in their lives. And considering what happened later on in the novel, I thought that was cute and so nice of Noah and his sister to be there for Wendy.

But they had such a fun vibe! Especially when they decided to compete and see who had the better party! That was adorable and so fun! And especially the whole situation with the stripper. That was hilarious! I just thought that hey were humorous and it made reading this book so much fun!

And speaking of Noah’s sister from earlier, Wendy and Jane had the cutest friendship and had such history with each other that it was so sweet. I liked that it showed that they had such a long history as friends, that they even had their own club. And this novel showed that they really tried hard to make their friendship work, even though Wendy was feeling a little sad that she felt she was being left behind by her friend since Jane is getting married. But I felt it was important that they made it know that no matter what they’re friends to the end. I think reading some books with great female friendships is so important, because friendships are just as important as romantic relationships, especially since some authors like to make girls enemies over boys. Jane cracked me up though when she kept saying that she was having a low-key wedding and it was anything but low-key! She was funny! I enjoyed her!

But it was great that she was letting herself get closer to her other friends. Gia and Wendy got closer and I enjoyed seeing that friendship strengthen.

I think that this novel really brought the angst and I loved it. Not dark angst, more like longing angst. Because man they longed for each other like no other. It was great. I died with emotions because Noah really just was head over heels for her, and she him. But they held themselves back because they didn’t know what Jane would think since Noah is her brother, and Wendy wasn’t ready to let go that he hurt her by standing her up years ago. It was like they wanted each other so bad but they felt like they couldn’t have each other! Such passion! Much Angst!

But the characters were interesting in the fact that they were so driven and so determined because they had such a sad life in the past. Noah’s father died, and his mother fell into a deep depression. So Noah basically became the man of the house, and had so much responsibility placed on his shoulders, and felt he had to do all this stuff for his family by himself. And Wendy’s mother died so Wendy had a lot of responsibility as well. And they’re just very determined people and they matched so well in my opinion. I liked them both and felt that they fit. Cutest couple!

Overall this book was really fun, the characters were cute, the romance when it finally got going was adorable, and the friendships were great. It didn’t blow me away but I think that it was a really solid novel and overall I recommend this novel! I might check out the other books of the series in the future! Stay tuned for that maybe!

Have you read this series? Is this something you want to check out??

 

 

 

 

My Plain Jane

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My Plain Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi Meadows

Publisher: HarperTeen

Published: June 26th, 2018

Rating: 4_5_StarRating

Summary: You may think you know the story. After a miserable childhood, penniless orphan Jane Eyre embarks on a new life as a governess at Thornfield Hall. There, she meets one dark, brooding Mr. Rochester. Despite their significant age gap (!) and his uneven temper (!!), they fall in love—and, Reader, she marries him. (!!!)

Or does she?

Prepare for an adventure of Gothic proportions, in which all is not as it seems, a certain gentleman is hiding more than skeletons in his closets, and one orphan Jane Eyre, aspiring author Charlotte Brontë, and supernatural investigator Alexander Blackwood are about to be drawn together on the most epic ghost hunt this side of Wuthering Heights.

So I read this and I really really enjoyed it! I do think that I prefer My Lady Jane to this one, mainly because I haven’t read Jane Eyre so the references sometimes went over my head. I don’t think you need to read Jane Eyre to really enjoy this book, but I think if you have read Jane Eyre it’ll be much more humorous to you. But also I think I liked Jane and Gifford better. I enjoyed seeing their romance develop.

But this book is just…wow so funny!

Jane sees ghosts, and her best friend happens to be a ghost, and Jane is also friends with Charlotte Bronte which is funny! But I thought that Jane and Helen had a really funny friendship, and they shared such wit and sarcasm that just added to their friendship. Helen as a character is hilarious, and I think it’s even funnier that not many people can hear Helen so it makes her comments even funnier! But going back to Jane and Helen’s friendship, it’s really sweet that Jane is very conscious to Helen’s feelings. Helen doesn’t like people really being in her, or like passing through her ghost body, and Jane is very conscious to not do that and not disrespect Helen.

And Charolette is funny! I liked her POV and how she made an effort to write everything down and she reminded me of Velma because she would lose her glasses and would have to fumble around to find them. It just reminded me of Velma and when she has to crawl around finding her glasses and would do silly things without them! And her brother was super funny as well, he was a total klutz and such a dork! He would mess everything up, and would try to do the right thing but then everything would go wrong. He was just silly and a light funny character with a good heart!

I think the Rochester section was a bit confusing. There were so many mentions of different ones and I would sometimes be like which Rochester is this? And then there was another and another being mentioned, and I think that is where the knowledge of Jane Eyre might come in handy..maybe. I haven’t read Jane Eyre as mentioned, so I’m not sure if having read the book would have helped in keeping everyone separated.

And Mr. Blackwood was great! He was a dashing character. I liked him and his need to avenge his father’s death. I think that made him more mysterious. He and his need for propriety was adorable because he would get super flustered. He was adorable and I liked where his story went.

Overall though this story is just completely hilarious! And I think everyone should read this and My Lady Jane, I think you’ll really enjoy this. I think that when you need a good laugh, read these books because the humor is on another level! Definitely check this series out!

Have you read this or My Lady Jane? Did you enjoy them??

Weekly TBR & Wrap Up

Hello everyone! I am here to talk about the books I read last week and the books I plan on reading this week! I have big plans for this week and I plan on buckling down more this week and reading as much as I can! I want to get more done this weekend so lets hope that works out!

So I read two books this week and I started two more!

So I finished Prodigy by Marie Lu and I was going to start Champion but I had to return it to the library so I put it back on hold! I plan on reading that one as well! I am obsessed with this series and it is so good! Marie Lu can do no wrong!

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And then I finally finished My Plain Jane by the Lady Janies which was so funny! I did prefer My Lady Jane but this one was really funny as well and a really good story with a twist!

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And I started reading Her Last Word by Mary Burton and I got like 25% of the way through and so far so good! I can’t wait to finish it this week! It’s on my kindle so I’ll be taking that all over the place to read it since I want to find out what happens next!

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And I started listening to the audiobook of The Gentlemen’s Guide to Vice and Virtue which was actually really good! I did enjoy this book so far so I hope to get to it soon and finish it this week!

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And my TBR for the week is a bit ambitious but again I think I can do most if not all of it!

And the other audiobook I want to read for this week is The Midnight Star by Marie Lu because I checked out the audiobook CD out from the library so I want to read that as well! I might not finish it this week but I want to get most of it done since I can’t speed it up like I can with Libby or Scribd.

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And I also am going to be reading Bright We Burn by Kiersten White which I got an ARC of this from YallWest so be prepared for me to be deceased because this book will kill me. That I am sure of.

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And then I plan to start The Cruel Prince by Holly Black since I was lent the ARC of the sequel The Wicked King so I want to read The Cruel Prince ASAP!

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and as mentioned I was lent the ARC of The Wicked King and so my goal is to start and finish The Cruel Prince and then to start The Wicked King and maybe finish it! I probably won’t finish it but my goal is to attempt to finish it!

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and that is it! I’ll let you know my progress on Friday on my update post! Stay tuned since this week will be filled with reviews hopefully!

Have you read any of these books yet?? Let me know below as I would love to know!

Once Upon a Moonlit Night

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Once Upon A Moonlit Path by Ava Stone

Published: August 7th, 2017

Rating: 4-stars

Summary: Lady Cassandra Priske sees dead people…not all the time, but occasionally. When her family is summoned to Castle Keyvnor for the reading of her great uncle’s will, Cassy is more than terrified. After all, the castle is famous for its hauntings. But the very last person, dead or alive, she expects to find there is the rakish Lord. St. Giles. After all, she spent the last season hiding from that very man.

Jack Hazleton, Baron St. Giles, has been skirt chasing most of his life. However, over the last year, he’s only been chasing one set of skirts. Unfortunately, Lady Cassandra always eludes his grasp and has become an expert at hiding from him. But when he learns she’ll be attending her great-uncle’s will reading, he manages an invite for himself, wagering that she’s finally run out of places to hide.

So I read this book in the span of like 3 hours. It was super fun and adorable and so funny! I really enjoyed this so much! It was really addicting, and so different!

It had ghosts!

I loved that it did! It added a different element to this story! It was funny and so interesting, and there was a mystery to be solved almost because this family goes to this house and already the girl sees ghosts, and people are hesitant to believe her. Lady Cassandra arrives and sees that Lord St. Giles is there, a man she has been avoiding for a while. I thought it was kind of cute that he was in love with her pretty much, and worked to get her affection and hand in marriage. For how short this book was, the characters felt really developed and fleshed out! It didn’t feel like you didn’t know much about them and the story went on. I really felt like I got some information about them and they were people to me. And the plot didn’t feel rushed or anything, it was a very well developed storyline and it let you smoothly into another book. I read the second book the same day and finished it then too because I was so addicted. I think I prefer this couple to the second one but it was very fun to read as well.

I think the idea of having ghosts and spirits in this story really made it stand out compared to other romance novels I’ve read. I think because I love the supernatural and I enjoyed reading about how this character Cassandra dealt with seeing ghosts in this time period.

I wish there were more books like this out there for me to read because I want to read more ghost centered historical romance novels!

Someone write one please!

Lord St. Giles and Cassandra had such good chemistry, and it was addicting to read about! They had a good relationship build up, and it didn’t instantly land with them together, it took time for them to get there to that point.

I think another thing I liked was the Cassandra had a dog! Her dog was with her all the time it seemed and she adored that dog like it was her child! Loved that aspect of the story!

But overall this book was very short, and sweet! A very fun read and a very quick read. Also pretty addicting. I didn’t want to put it down! Highly recommend this series for those looking for a fun quick read with a interesting romance!

Have you read this book before? Have you read the other book out so far as well? What did you think? Do you have similar recommendations? Let me know below!

 

A Thousand Pieces of You

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A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray

Publisher: Harper Teen

Published: November 4th, 2014

Rating: 5-star-rating-clipart-1

Summary: Marguerite Caine’s physicist parents are known for their groundbreaking achievements. Their most astonishing invention, called the Firebird, allows users to jump into multiple universes—and promises to revolutionize science forever. But then Marguerite’s father is murdered, and the killer—her parent’s handsome, enigmatic assistant Paul— escapes into another dimension before the law can touch him.

Marguerite refuses to let the man who destroyed her family go free. So she races after Paul through different universes, always leaping into another version of herself. But she also meets alternate versions of the people she knows—including Paul, whose life entangles with hers in increasingly familiar ways. Before long she begins to question Paul’s guilt—as well as her own heart. And soon she discovers the truth behind her father’s death is far more sinister than she expected.

I loved this book so much! I was worried about this book at first because for a bit I wasn’t getting into it in the like first four or five chapters. But later on as the story went on I really started liking it! I enjoyed the story, I thought it was unique, and I really enjoyed Marguerite’s character, and the other characters as well.

I didn’t expect this book to go the way it did, and I liked how things went about and there were a few twists and turns in the storyline that I felt really added to this book and made it much more enjoyable.

I wasn’t much into sci-fi but this book really made it enjoyable and easy to follow. I always worry that things will go over my head with sci-fi since that sometimes happens to me but this one wasn’t like that. I loved this and I thought it did a great job with getting it’s point across without going into such detail that it confuses you.

Marguerite was an interesting character, she is desperate to find someone she thinks killed her father, Paul Markov, and her and Theo are on this hunt to get after him. And they travel to different places and I enjoy seeing where they go in this story. Mainly the Russia storyline was my favorite, with Marguerite meeting up with Lt. Markov. I loved that romantic storyline! Oh my gosh it gave me the feels! I had so many emotions, and I had the feels, and I just wanted more and I got more and wow! I cried! Actually teared up and cried for a bit. If you’ve read the book, you know when they’re on the train, and everything that happens afterwards, those moments are what I am talking about. Mainly from the train, up to when she jumps again…damn!

But it’s funny that she is totally different from her family, but they support that. They’re all scientists and she’s an artist and had dreams of doing something with art. But they love her for it. They don’t give her crap about not following them all, they accept her for who she is and they’re very important in her life. I love seeing that from them all. It was a great family vibe.

Theo is a bit of a mess. In a way. He was doing some stuff with a green liquid after needing a memory reminder and I wondered, like Marguerite, if she could trust him on this mission of hers. I actually don’t care for him that much, I prefer Paul over him. I felt that Theo was a good person to help her out, but in the end I felt she and Paul had a different connection that before. And Paul is my favorite besides Marguerite, and I think my opinion changed because of him and Russian Paul…Russian Paul was just…my heart breaks when I think about that.

But I think Paul is someone I see myself enjoying better than Theo as the series continues.

I also enjoyed the high stakes in this book! They were fantastic and I never saw any of that coming the way it did come. Everything unraveled so insanely and I didn’t expect that to happen at all! Things were revealed and I did not expect them all and I loved that this book really surprised me and kept me on my toes! I honestly cannot wait to see what happens in the next two books and I plan on continuing this series in June (this month) or July! I want to get it done and see how things turn out so I just can’t wait!

Cannot wait!

Cannot!

Wait!

And maybe reading these books will get me more motivated to read her other books that she has out, I know Jenny on Youtube is a huge fan of hers, and I have a few of her books on my shelves that I still need to check out! So once I’m done with this series, I”ll continue with her other stuff in the future!

Let me know if you’ve read her book and what you think of them as I would love to know! Which should I read after this series??

Currently Reading

So this post is going to be small because I don’t have big reading plans this weekend but I do hope to get some books read.

I only finished Prodigy but I’m hoping to be able to power through some reading this weekend. I mean I’m happy that I’m still getting books read but yeah hahaha I’m always tired from work so I need to work on reading anyways.

I’m almost done with My Plain Jane by the Lady Janies so I’m very happy! I’m really enjoying this so far and think it’s really funny! I love the humor in it! It also makes me want to read Jane Eyre!

Lastly I started Her Last Word by Mary Burton and it’s pretty interesting so far. I do want to continue with it so I think I will!!

And those are my reading plans! I’m trying to pick and audiobook to listen to since my home on Champion ended before I could start it. And I do need to pick up The Midnight Star audiobook by Marie Lu from the library so maybe that’ll be it! I’ll keep you updated!!

What are you currently reading?? Have you read these above?? Did you like any of them? Tell me your thoughts below!!

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Would you dare to defy destiny? Are our destinies written in stone? Do we become nothing more than the self-fulfilling prophesies of other people’s opinions? Or can we dare to become who we believe we were born to be?

 

“A gorgeous, heartfelt journey of redemption and love” (Wendy Higgins), ONLY A BREATH APART is a young adult contemporary novel from critically acclaimed Katie McGarry. “Haunting, authentic, and ultimately hopeful” (Tammara Webber), ONLY A BREATH APART will be available on all retailers on January 22, 2019!

 

 

About ONLY A BREATH APART:

Jesse dreams of working the land that’s been in his family forever. But he’s cursed to lose everything he loves most.

Scarlett is desperate to escape her “charmed” life. But leaving a small town is easier said than done.

Despite their history of heartbreak, when Jesse sees a way they can work together to each get what they want, Scarlett can’t say no.Each midnight meeting between Jesse and Scarlett will push them to confront their secrets and their feelings for each other.

 

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Gritty and real, Only a Breath Apart is a story of hope conjured from pain, strength drawn from innocence, and love earned from self-respect. Beautiful, poignant, and fierce.”
―Kristen Simmons, critically acclaimed author of the Article 5 series


 

 

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Katie McGarry Bio:

Katie McGarry was a teenager during the age of grunge and boy bands and remembers those years as the best and worst of her life. She is a lover of music, happy endings, reality television, and is a secret University of Kentucky basketball fan.

Katie is the author of full length YA novels, PUSHING THE LIMITS, DARE YOU TO, CRASH INTO YOU, TAKE ME ON, BREAKING THE RULES, and NOWHERE BUT HERE and the e-novellas, CROSSING THE LINE and RED AT NIGHT. Her debut YA novel, PUSHING THE LIMITS was a 2012 Goodreads Choice Finalist for YA Fiction, a RT Magazine’s 2012 Reviewer’s Choice Awards Nominee for Young Adult Contemporary Novel, a double Rita Finalist, and a 2013 YALSA Top Ten Teen Pick. DARE YOU TO was also a Goodreads Choice Finalist for YA Fiction and won RT Magazine’s Reviewer’s Choice Best Book Award for Young Adult Contemporary fiction in 2013.

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Uprooted

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Uprooted by Naomi Novik

Publisher: Del Rey

Published: May 19, 2015

Rating: 2/5

Summary: Agnieszka loves her valley home, her quiet village, the forests and the bright shining river. But the corrupted Wood stands on the border, full of malevolent power, and its shadow lies over her life.

Her people rely on the cold, driven wizard known only as the Dragon to keep its powers at bay. But he demands a terrible price for his help: one young woman handed over to serve him for ten years, a fate almost as terrible as falling to the Wood.

The next choosing is fast approaching, and Agnieszka is afraid. She knows—everyone knows—that the Dragon will take Kasia: beautiful, graceful, brave Kasia, all the things Agnieszka isn’t, and her dearest friend in the world. And there is no way to save her.

But Agnieszka fears the wrong things. For when the Dragon comes, it is not Kasia he will choose.

So I don’t have much to say about this book, mainly because it was so boring o wasn’t paying any attention to it.

But like this is such a disappointment because I was looking forward to this book for a long time! I even went a got a nice pretty cover because I had a feeling it would be a favorite of mine! And sadly it let me down big time.

Nothing happened it felt like.

Nothing was going on with the characters, all they would do is study magic, Agnieszka would go off and do exactly the opposite of what the Dragon would say, and then all she would obsess about it Kasia.

Kasia this.

Kasia that.

I didn’t care.

And then the Dragon would sulk Ana get angry over everything and I’d be like “really?? Again??”

I don’t know.

I just hated this book.

And the narrator was boring too. She had a such a monotone voice and I wouldn’t want to listen to the audiobook.

I guess I just didn’t agree with book.

And I even peeked in the back and again the ending didn’t sound like something interesting.

Overall a big disappointment and sadly I don’t think I’ll be retrying this book in the future. It jut wasn’t for me.

Have you read this book? What did you think of it if you did??

Weekly TBR and Wrap Up

Hello! I’m here with my Wrap Up and TBR for this week!

So as per usual I’ll start off with the books I read last week!

So I read three books last week and started two more so I’m happy! I first finished War Storm by Victoria Aveyard and wow again that was sooooo great! I loved it! I cannot believe that this series is over but wow! Such a fun ride!

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And then I also finished All the Little Lights by Jamie McGuire! I loved this book! I had never read any of her books before and I am so glad I got the chance to check this one out because I will for sure be reading her books in the future!

Isn’t this book cover stunning??

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And lastly I finished Linger by Maggie Stiefvater which was so good! Grace and Sam are just so cute! I’m really enjoying this werewolf series! It’s so fun! I cannot wait to finish the series soon!

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And here are the current books I am reading!

I am currently reading My Plain Jane and it’s so funny so far! I am really enjoying it! It sounds fun! I hope that humor continues! It’s really cool!

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And I also started the audiobook of Prodigy by Marie Lu! I finally got approved for this audiobook on Libby! I just can’t wait to continue! It’s so awesome so far!

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And here are the other books I want to read this week!

I hope to read Her Last Word by Mary Burton which I got off Netgalley, and Bright We Burn by Kiersten White which I got from YallWest and then I want to listen to the audiobook of Champion by Marie Lu! I want to finish the Legend trilogy this week! I hope I can! I’m trying to be better and read and finish series!

I may read more books or I may not! I hope I can get more books in but I decided to make this TBR a bit smaller so I can fit more books in there!

What are you hoping to read this week?? What are you excited for me to read?? Let me know!