The Girl Who Could Move Sh*t with Her Mind

By Jackson Ford

Paperback, 496 pages
Expected publication: June 18th 2019 by Orbit

4 Stars

I received a copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for a fair review.

Nice action packed and fast paced story by Jackson Ford. For Teagan Frost, sh* just got real. Yes, indeed!

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The first chapter got me hook into this Sci-Fi sh* and definitely caught my attention.

Teagan is our Girl Who Could Move Sh*t with Her Mind who works for the secret Government in Los Angeles. Until… a man was found dead by someone with PK, just like hers. She needs to prove it otherwise within 24 hours or else….

Teagan is funny, sassy, snarky and entertaining which definitely relatable. And she’s perfect for the Girl Who Could Move Sh*t with Her Mind

I guess I just love saying that!!

No Place Like Here

By Christina June


Kindle Edition, 272 pages
Expected publication: May 21st 2019 by Blink

10/5 stars

No Place Like Here became an instant favorite of mine! If you’re looking for this year’s YA summer reading, look no further! What a riveting and compelling story!!

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When Ashlyn’s parents have to go away, – her father going to prison and her mother in rehab – Ashlyn were sent to her father’s relatives in Pennsylvania and for her to work in Sweetwater Overlook Retreat Center along with her cousin.

“Maybe absence does the heart grow fonder”

At first, Ashlyn resented this as she thought it would ruin her perfect summer but she found out along the way that working at the camp was exactly what she needed. She get to experienced a real life camping is.

She get to know her cousin more, Hannah and befriended Baxter. And then she soon realized that family is everything.

This is such an amazing and heartwarming story and I am so glad that I get to read this! I will be preordering this book for sure and will read it again in the future.

Thank you NetGalley and Blink publishing for an e-ARC in exchange for an honest review.

The Last Book Party

By Karen Dukess


Kindle Edition, 256 pages
Expected publication: July 9th 2019
by Henry Holt and Co.

4.5 stars

Oops… I did not mean to finish this book in one sitting and let alone to like it so much either.

The Last Book Party is like a bad drug that you shouldn’t dabble with, but you will try anyways because it sounded SOO good. I do not really read romance and they are not really my genre, but this sucked me right in and I wanted to know how is it like for people in their 20’s to grow up in the 80’s.

The story was narrated by Eve Rosen – a 25-year-old booklover and works for publishing industry in New York – who made bad decisions with men and other life choices. Her entanglement with the series of men she chose along with her family problems led her to alter her dreams and to start anew.

On the first few chapters, I had a problem with the character as she was weak, lost and somewhat helpless in her mid-twenties. But I had to remind myself that this was way back in the late eighties and women were different back then. But her choices in life is so relatable how people make mistakes after mistakes and I wondered what she’s going to do next.

Karen Dukess did a wonderful job with this novel as she showed real-life experiences and how people go back up and how to face the world again. Highly recommended for summer’s reading.

If you’re looking for something addicting and somewhat satisfying, this book must be for you.

Again, Ooops… I didn’t mean to like this book.

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Thank you to NetGalley and Publisher for an advanced copy in exchange for an honest review.

Once More Unto the Breach


Paperback, 320 pages
Expected publication: May 14th 2019 by Polis Books

4 Stars

I received a free ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an unbiased review.

As an avid reader of historical fiction, this is one of the best books I have read thus far, It completely stands out as this was a very fast-paced and action packed story about a man, Rhys, whose looking for his son, Owain in the middle of WWII in France. Rhys, a Welsh survivor of WWI, went into great lengths of finding his son with the help of Charlotte, an American ambulance driver and have secrets of her own.

But how can Rhys look for his son while fighting with his own battles and his still haunted of WWI? And how can he reconcile with his son, after he basically wrote him off because they had a disagreement of Owain not wanting to enlist on WWII?

This is a wonderful book to read as this is so beautifully written by Meghan Holloway. A great story of a Father longing to make atonement and to win forgiveness…

Highly recommended if you’re into historical fiction and thriller.

Broken Veil

by Jeff Wheeler


Paperback, 366 pages
Expected publication: June 11th 2019 by 47North

5 Whole Stars and I will give more if I could

I cannot tell you how beyond excited I was when I receive this advanced copy for this awesome conclusion of Harbinger Series.

First of all, I love the cover page so much and I would like to give major props to the art designer. It’s very impressive and it tells you how fantastic and magnificent the Sky Manors that Jeff Wheeler created. “The veil within the universe had broken.”

In this finale, Cettie of the Fells and Empress Sera’s characters evolved in so many ways I could count. From Sera’s selfishness to a great ruler of her Kingdom and Cettie, who rose from poverty to an even wiser woman she had become.

I had goosies reading it from the very beginning till the end. It is very gripping that I read the book in one seating.

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And then there are the characters we Love to Hate. And I have never hated before I have hated Dolores Umbridge and then there is this character that reminds me of Ms. Trenchbull from Matilda from book one.

“Hate, above all, is the greatest scourge.”

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And then this guy showed up from [book:The Queen’s Poisoner|29103028] and then 2 more Legends of the Past showed up and something about the “ole oak tree”. Then the action begins and what a great epic finale it is!

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And if you’re a fan of the author, you will find there is a lot of Easter Egg from his previous books.

Lastly, let’s say goodbye to the following characters:

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“It will be no greater miracle that brings us into another world to live forever with our dearest friends than that which has brought us into this one to live a lifetime with them.”

I am sure this is not the last time we will be hearing of Cettie and Sera. What a brilliant ending of this series. This is how you write a finale, y’all!

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Thank you Netgalley and Publisher for the advanced copy of the book.

Beasts of the Frozen Sun

By Jill Criswell



Hardcover, 368 pages
Expected publication: August 6th 2019
by Blackstone

3.50 🌟

Look at that cover though!!

Jill Criswell undoubtedly nailed how Gods and Goddesses play with mortals on Beasts of the Frozen Sun! This is a fantasy based off of Celtic mythology and if you’re a fan of the Vikings show.

This is a wonderful love story of Lira and Reyker who were doomed from the very beginning, as each belong in a different clan.

“You will chase what you cannot catch. You will love what you cannot keep, You will kill what cannot die.”

Characters:

💫Lira – a god-gifted soul-reader and daughter of Torin

💫 Reyker – a Westlander, Giants with hair like straw, eyes like water. The beasts of the Frozen Sun.

💫Torin – a chosen clan Chieftain by God of Death, Gwylor

💫Madoc – Torin’s brother and Sons of Stone Commander

💫Draki – a Westlander demigod, daughter of Idja

However, it missed some mark and the author failed to create a more complex world for the characters. I just want the characters to get away from the Island and go to Iseneld already! There’s definitely highs and lows in this book and I’m hoping that some of my questions will be answered in the sequel.

And I cannot wait for Lira’s character to develop like Lagertha’s and be as fiercesome as she should be.

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Thank you Blackstone Publishing and NetGalley for providing me with this e-arc to review.

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Shadow Frost

By Coco Ma


Hardcover, 400 pages
Expected publication: October 1st 2019 by Blackstone Publishing

5 whole stars!

Ohmygoodness! I absolutely love this story and I found myself another favorite epic fantasy to read over and over and over again. And I cannot believe that she’s only 15 when she wrote this awesome book. Isn’t the cover captivating enough? ICE and FIRE

First off: A note from the Publisher
Born in 2000, Canadian-Chinese author and pianist Coco Ma began playing the piano at the age of five and a half. Since then, she has performed on some of the world’s greatest concert stages and graduated with a pre-college diploma in piano performance from The Juilliard School in New York City. At fifteen years old, she finished writing her first novel, Shadow Frost. Currently, she studies at Yale College. When she isn’t practicing piano, writing, or studying, you might find her bingeing Netflix or eating cake. Lots of cake.

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That alone is totally impressive and then write this awesome book that young age?! I cannot even write a 4 page book report when I was in High School!

Characters that I fell in love with

Luna – Asterin’s lady-in-waiting and best friend. She cannot remember her past and struggles with her magic if she has one.

Orion – Asterin’s personal Royal Guard and trained Asterin to be a badass Princess

Eadric – Captain of Royal Guard’s army and Luna’s lover

Rose – Queen of Eradore and an amazing healer

Quinlan – Rose’s cousin and a freaking awesome warrior a spectacularly handsome, but still a total ass my favorite character in the book

Harry – a hunter who joined the group and learned to love and respect them all

The group went on to chase the demon – a monster who have been laying waste in the villagers and their homes – some royal guards were sent to hunt them down but were never returned.

I do not know what else to say without giving so much away from the book. If you read and love [book:The Priory of the Orange Tree|29774026], you will LOVE this as well. I’m just so happy and excited to receive this book in advance. (booknerd)

There’s a huge probability that the book will turn into a series on how the book ended.

My review does not do justice how awesome this book is!

Thank you Blackstone Publishing and NetGalley for providing me with this e-arc to review.