Mini-Reviews: The Trouble with Destiny + Being Sloane Jacobs

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Author: Lauren Morrill
Publisher/Release Date: December 8th 2015 by Delacorte
Pages: 263-Hardcover-Library
Finished: June 22nd 2016
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My Rating: 5/5

Review:

  • This book was so cute and fun! I would have read it in one sitting if I didn’t have to work.
  • I really liked that it was set on a cruise. Her stressing about the competition starts out as the main story, but when she meets Lenny again she develops a crush. I liked Russ better though.
  • The end kind of went fast, but I loved every second of it. I was smiling throughout the whole book. Lots of funny moments in this!
  • I loved ‘Meant to Be’ by this author and I loved this one as well. Definitely a fan now!

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Author: Lauren Morrill
Publisher/Release Date: January 7th 2014 by Delacorte
Pages: 352-Hardcover-Library
Finished: June 29th 2016
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My Rating:4/5

Review:

  • I liked this book but it wasn’t my favourite by this author.
  • Loved the idea of them switching and trying a different sport on the ice. A few things were predictable but I still enjoyed it.
  • The romance was cute but I felt like some of it was rushed, especially near the end. I would have liked that spread out, as well as their final performance/game at the end.

ARC Review: What the Dead Want by Norah Olson

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Title: What the Dead Want
Author: Norah Olson
Release Date/Publisher: July 26th 2016 by Katherine Tegen Books
Finished: March 16th 2016
Pages: 320-eBook ARC-Given for review

Synopsis from Goodreads:

Haunting photographs and dark family secrets make this second spine-tingling novel from Norah Olson the perfect read for fans of creepy, suspenseful teen fiction.

A love of photography, an old camera, and countless questions—these are all that sixteen-year-old Gretchen has left of her mother, who mysteriously disappeared years ago.

Now she must return to the place where her mom vanished—a decaying mansion that Gretchen has suddenly inherited from her great-aunt Esther. However, Gretchen won’t find the answers she’s seeking without unraveling the secrets that lurk inside the house. There are stacks of photographs and letters from her ancestors that go back centuries, pointing to some kind of haunting past. But when proof of the mansion’s dark history appears to Gretchen in the form of ghostly visions and the soft, eerie whisper of her mother’s voice, there’s no doubt that something sinister has taken place there.

No matter how scared she might be, Gretchen must somehow uncover the reasons why this indescribable force has descended upon her family and find a way to set everyone—even the dead—free.

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Make Me Read It Read-a-Thon Progress

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This is hosted by Ely @ Tea & Titles and Val @ The Innocent Smiley. Here’s some information from Val’s Blog: “Basically, this readathon allows your friends and audience to vote for what you’ll be reading. This year, the readathon will be from July 9th to the 16th! So that will give you guys a month and a half to set up voting and polls and all that.”

I wanted to say thank you first to everyone who voted on my poll in my Sign Up Post! And now for my reading list, in order from top to bottom, of the books I’ll be reading for this!

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1. Six of Crows, 2. The Martian, 3. The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer, 4. Red Rising

I only chose the top four because I don’t think I’ll have time to read more than that, but if you’re wondering what the rest of the order is you can go to my sign up post and the poll is there. Below I will be posting my progress during the week and I’ll update it daily. I will also be adding updates on my Twitter and Goodreads.

July 9th

I spent the day finishing off another book I had started earlier in the week. I actually finished it but by the time I was done I was too tired to start my book for this read-a-thon.

July 10th

Currently reading: Six of Crows
Pages: 40
Completed: –
Comments: I wasn’t in a reading mood but I still started Six of Crows and I like it so far. 

July 11th

Currently reading: Six of Crows 
Pages: 89
Completed: –
Comments: A much better day for reading and this book is getting really good. 

July 12th

Currently reading: Six of Crows
Pages: 172
Completed: –
Comments: I’m reading this slowly but I’m really enjoying it now! I’ll be happy even if I only finish this. 

July 13th

Currently reading: The Martian 
Pages: 164
Completed: 1
Comments: I finished my first book today! I think it was the biggest one on my list and I loved Six of Crows. Put my bookmark in The Martian and I’ll start it in the morning. 

July 14th

Currently reading: The Martian 
Pages: 134
Completed: 1
Comments: Had a nice evening of reading! Really enjoying the Martian so far. 

July 15th

Currently reading:The Martian 
Pages: 128
Completed: 1
Comments: The Martian is really good and I almost finished the book. I can’t wait to watch the movie when I’m done. 

 

Review: A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas

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Title: A Court of Mist and Fury (A Court of Thorns and Roses #2)
Author: Sarah J. Maas
Release Date/Publisher: May 3rd 2016 by Bloomsbury USA Childrens
Finished: June 9th 2016
Pages: 640-Hardcover-Owned
Series:
1. A Court of Thorns and Roses
2. A Court of Mist and Fury
3. Untitled

Synopsis from Goodreads:

Feyre survived Amarantha’s clutches to return to the Spring Court—but at a steep cost. Though she now has the powers of the High Fae, her heart remains human, and it can’t forget the terrible deeds she performed to save Tamlin’s people.

Nor has Feyre forgotten her bargain with Rhysand, High Lord of the feared Night Court. As Feyre navigates its dark web of politics, passion, and dazzling power, a greater evil looms—and she might be key to stopping it. But only if she can harness her harrowing gifts, heal her fractured soul, and decide how she wishes to shape her future—and the future of a world cleaved in two.

With more than a million copies sold of her beloved Throne of Glass series, Sarah J. Maas’s masterful storytelling brings this second book in her seductive and action-packed series to new heights.

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ARC Review: This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab

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Title: This Savage Song (Monsters of Verity #1)
Author: Victoria Schwab
Release Date/Publisher: July 5th 2016 by Greenwillow Books
Finished: May 26th 2016
Pages: 464-ARC eBook-Got from Edelweiss
Series:
1. This Savage Song
2. Untitled

Synopsis from Goodreads:

Kate Harker and August Flynn are the heirs to a divided city—a city where the violence has begun to breed actual monsters. All Kate wants is to be as ruthless as her father, who lets the monsters roam free and makes the humans pay for his protection. All August wants is to be human, as good-hearted as his own father, to play a bigger role in protecting the innocent—but he’s one of the monsters. One who can steal a soul with a simple strain of music. When the chance arises to keep an eye on Kate, who’s just been kicked out of her sixth boarding school and returned home, August jumps at it. But Kate discovers August’s secret, and after a failed assassination attempt the pair must flee for their lives. In This Savage Song, Victoria Schwab creates a gritty, seething metropolis, one worthy of being compared to Gotham and to the four versions of London in her critically acclaimed fantasy for adults, A Darker Shade of Magic. Her heroes will face monsters intent on destroying them from every side—including the monsters within.

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