New Book Alert: Hers to Tell

Emem Uko sent this beauty to me! ย Hers to Tell and I can’t wait to read it. Suspense overload๐Ÿ”ช.

Synopsis :ย “Born with OCA1b, Cara Ella Smith couldn’t be more different from her sisters. The need to move far away from family lands her in Miami, where she becomes a writer. Her first novel indirectly aids Detective Abram Jonah in the arrest of a vile human being, and she becomes a target as a result. On the day of her 8th book signing event, she is almost run down by a vehicle, which she narrowly avoids because she is pulled away from the road by a dashing hunk, Jet Meyer. There is a nagging fear that tugs at her. Jet is hiding something. He skillfully evades personal questions that Cara asks him. Cara is plagued with anxiety and nightmares from her near-death experience, but deep down, she knows that her distress has more to do with Jet than the incident.”

I’ll be posting up a review at a later date.

Happy Reading,

โค

 

CR: Through To You

I’m starting my October Tbr list and the first book will be Through To You by Lauren Barnholdt.

Here is an synopsis from Simon and Schuster website.

“It starts with a scribbled note in class: I like your sparkle. Harper had casually threaded a piece of blue and silver tinsel through her ponytail in honor of school spirit day. And that carefree, corny gesture is what grabs Penn Mattinglyโ€™s eye. Pennโ€”resident heartbreaker of the senior class. Reliably unreliable. Trouble with a capital โ€œT.โ€ And okay,smolderingly sexy.

Harperโ€™s surprised by Pennโ€™s attentionโ€”and so is Penn. The last thing he needs is a girlfriend. Or even a friend-with-benefits. The note is not supposed to lead to anything.

Oh, but it does. They hang out. They have fun. They talk. They make out. And after a while, it seems like they just click. But Penn and Harper have very different ideas about what relationships look like, in no small part because of their very different family backgrounds. Of course they could talk about these differencesโ€”if Penn knew how to talk about his feelings.

Harper and Penn understand their attraction is illogical, yet something keeps pulling them together. Itโ€™s like a crazy roller coasterโ€”exhilarating,terrifying, and amazing all at once. And neither knows how to stop the rideโ€ฆ”

Can’t wait to dig in!

I’m going on a Mini Vacay tomorrow and super excited! I’ll share the books I’ll be bringing along tomorrow!

Happy Saturday guys!

โค

October TBR List

Its Officially October! One of my favorite month as it is also my Birthday month! Can you guess the date? ๐Ÿ˜‚ Drop your guesses in the comments below!

I’ve my October TBR list for you guys and I have to say, its quite ambitious. Lots of YA reads.

I didn’t get to half of my list last month and I included some of the ones I didn’t read to this month’s own. I have also placed myself of a book but ban๐Ÿ™ˆ I hope I can do it for 30days!

Here’s the List:

1. Since You’ve Been Gone

2. Let The Sky Fall

3. Every day Is For The Thief

4. The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight

5. Through To You

6. Saving Maddie

**wish me lots of luck** I don’t for see October to be as busy as September was for me .**crossing my fingers**

I don’t have any scary reads since its Halloween at the end of the month but do you guys celebrate it? What are planning to dress up as?

And sending lots of love to you all as we welcome in this month!

Happy Reading

โค

Book Review: When

When by Laurie

Rated: โคโคโคโค
One Word: Intrigued

Maddie can see the death date of anyone she comes across; as long as she can see their forehead clearly. With her gift, she and her mother charges customers to have their death date read to earn extra income for their household. Maddie can only relay the date, she cannot tell how the person will die, why they are dying or where they are going to die.

When one customer disagrees with Maddie’s revelation, and her prediction comes true, Maddie falls under an intense FBI investigation for committing murder. The same thing happens again and the targets are teenagers around their community that Maddie have had interactions with indirectly. Her whole life is affected, including those around her when the investigation gets longer and harder. Maddie knows she must try to clear her name as well as those that are getting implicated to ensure that she doesn’t spend the rest of her life behind bars. Who is commiting the murder? Why are they implicating Maddie? Will she be successful in her pursuit to clear her name?

I was surprised with how fast I was hooked and affected by this book. I went into the book with reservations because I shy away from suspense novels, especially YA suspense but I was not disappointed. Maddie was a character you get to like alot because her struggles will affect you as well as those around her. ย She was vulnerable and strong in making sure she could prove her innocence.

This book lay on the suspense side more thanย romance with how very subtle the author placed Maddie’s crush on the back burner of the story and just popped up when absolutely necessary. Friendship is promoted as well and it ย was mainly a platonic male and female friendship that didn’t build into a romantic one. This type of messages are important for our teens who read because it shows that friendship can occur among boys and girls without it always leading to a relationship. Enjoyed the book and glad I didn’t judge it too early.

Check out When by V. Laurie if you haven’t!

Happy Reading,

โค

CR: Things Fall Apart

School is back in session guys and I’m reading Things Fall Apart for my World Lit class. I came across this book many years ago (either 9th or 10th grade) and was amazed by it.

I will tell you the truth, there was many lessons I did not grasp at the time but its different now. I’m reading it as an adult, with a broader vision and looking for key information that the author places throughout this work of art.

I’m looking forward to discussion in class and maybe create one here later.

What do you think? Have you read?

 

September TBR List

Happy September!!!

Summer is coming to an end very soon ๐Ÿ˜ข๐Ÿ˜ญ but that means Fall will be here soon ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜. Fall is my favorite season especially since it coincide with my Birthday. What’s your fav season?

I have my September TBR list and let me tell you, its quite ambitious. The readings are not difficult but I will also have my school work load with it, so wish me luck guys! But I think I can do it.

1. Shiny Broken Pieces by Clayton and Charaipotra

2. When by Victoria Laurie

3. The Last Time We Were Us by Leah Konen

4. Let The Sky Fall by Shannon Messenger

5. Everyday Is For The Thief by Teju Cole

6. Spellcaster by Claudia Gray

7. Through To You by Lauren Barnholdt

What are you reading this month? See any you’ve read or would like to read?

Happy Reading,

โค

New Book Alert: Fair To Hope

Hey guys, I have this new book from Sam Reed, Fair To Hope that I received from the author!ย It’s release date is August 30th and I’d be writing a review once I’ve finished it. The book is an exchange for an unbiased review.ย 

Its a fantasy YA book about a young girl named Velma. She had a tough upbringing through the foster care and another in a secret order. She was chosen as Kachina along side her best friend who she will have to kill to save the world in the last battle. She runs out of time and must decide what fate to chose from, save the world that have always been difficult or bring it down?

I can’t wait to dive in and see what Velma and Josh is all about!

Happy Reading,

โค