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Books I Read While on Vacation (With Ratings)

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Hey guys!

Today I will be telling/short reviewing the books that I read while on vacation with my family!
So initially I brought all of the books that I had left to read, which was 12 and we were gone 12 days and I was just like "hell yeah, I can finish a book a day even though some of these books are over 650 pages". Needless to say, I did not do that, but I did finish a good amount of books so I am pretty excited about that!

1. Now I Rise by Kiersten White

To be completely honest I cannot remember much about this book. It was pretty long and I didn't take notes during any of these books which is why I am probably not doing full reviews of them. I remember thinking that it was interesting, the relationships between the characters especially. Just like the first book, this one was slow, but it was so intricate and I really enjoyed that. I love the Ottoman Empire and that time period. I know that White did an unbelievable amount of research for this book which I respect.

Currently Reading

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Today I will be sharing with you the book that I am currently reading!
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Noggin by John Corey Whaley


I'm so excited to be reading this book, I'm only 30 pages in and it is already so good! I have this huge long list of books to read now that I bought so many new ones and I am going to have so much time when I go on vacation which I am so excited for. But when I finished Otherworld I immediately wanted to dive into a new story and ma mere picked this one out for me to read out of the stacks of tbr books that I have so I started reading this one! Thanks mum!

I've never read any of John Corey Whaley's books but I know that they are spectacular, they have won so many awards and people rave about Where Things Come Back. I haven't heard too much about this book but I am still excited to read it through and it is a National Book Award Finalist which is very impressive so I am sure that it will be a quali…

Otherworld by Jason Segel and Kirsten Miller Review

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Today I will be reviewing Otherworld by Jason Segel and Kirsten Miller!

Let me start off by saying that within the first twenty pages, I noticed the writing style and I really enjoyed it. I thought that Segel and Miller really mixed their writing well together, and that shows testament to how much they have written together. I also thought that it was interesting to take a main character out of "rich kid suburbia" because you don't see many of those and although the concept at first glance seems very familiar to Ready Player One by Ernest Cline, one of my favorite books, this really sets them apart and the story lines, however they intertwine with the VR aspect in "another world", were completely different.  I wasn't really sure what to expect going into this book, the inside flap is so vague and I didn't want to look up a summary for fear that I would be spoiled, so I went in kind of blind. To my surprise, this book was much more of a mystery…

Combined July Book Haul

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Hey guys,
Today I will be sharing with you all of the books that I bought in the month of July. Now the majority of these books I already put into two mini book hauls, but in case you didn't see those other two posts or you are just dying to see the other books that I bought, then here you are.
Without further ado, these are all the books that I have bought in July so far (there may be more later, but I'll try not to).

1. The Summer I Turned Pretty trilogy bind-up by Jenny Han

Wicked excited about having this bind-up, it will definitely make it really easy to just breeze through the series while I am on vacation!
2. Legendary by Stephanie Garber
Also extremely excited about this because, if you guys did not already know, Caraval by Stephanie Garber was one of my favorite books of last year, and I just hope that this book lives up to the book before.
3. Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
This is one of those books that I have been meaning to read forever and I just n…

ANOTHER Mini Book Haul

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Hey guys, Today I will be sharing with you the books that I bought yesterday. Yes, I bought more books. But I didn't spend a ton of money, only $7. For three books! And one of them was hardback! That's cheaper than only one paperback book.  Now, here's the books that I bought yesterday, completely out of nowhere...
1. Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins This is one of those books that I have been meaning to read forever and I just never did. My mother actually read it and I never did. So I bought it for only $2 and I'm ready to read it when I go on vacation!
2. Noggin by John Corey Whaley I just saw this at the bookstore and it was so cheap and I remember seeing that JessetheReader had read it and I know that John Corey Whaley is an excellent writer since he has had multiple National Book Award Nominations. I also know that this book is just very strange but well-written and I need a book like that. 
3. Thanks for the Trouble by Tommy Wallach I literally just…

Mini Book Haul

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Hi guys!

Today I am just sharing the couple of books that I bought at Target today. With that being said, for all of you Americans reading this HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY and with that HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MY BABY BROTHER COLIN! We went to Target today, I'm not really sure why, but I obviously stopped by the book section because there is always great deals. so without further a do, these are the books that I picked up today!


1. The entire bind-up of The Summer I Turned Pretty trilogy by Jenny Han
After having loved Jenny Han's To All the Boys I've Loved Before, I really needed to read her original series, and the cheap bind-up was the perfect possibility!!!!
2. Legendary by Stephanie Garber I am extremely excited for this book, because if you didn't see my review on Caraval, it was definitely one of my favorite books of last year and this is the sequel!!! I am so excited to drop into this one even though there is no guarantee that it will be as good as the first book. Still wicke…

Love and Luck by Jenna Evans Welch

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Today I will be reviewing Love and Luck by Jenna Evans Welch.

Let me start off by saying that I was definitely not disappointed by this book! After having read the first novel, I was slightly afraid that another book wouldn't live up to the first one, or that they would be too similar or something, but they weren't! They were completely different! And it was refreshing and even though it wasn't exactly what I had thought it was going to be, it was still great!
I went into this book, wanting, needing that perfect summer, fluffy, contemporary book that was filled with romance. And although it wasn't exactly filled with romance and wasn't exactly fluffy all the time but I still really, really enjoyed it. 
The relationships between the characters were excellent and especially the brother-sister relationships that were so prominently shown throughout the entire novel were so great to read about. You don't really see that many of those kinds of relationships…

Currently Reading

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Hi guys!
If you happened to see my updated little side page for my currently reading then you already know what I am currently reading, but I haven't done one of these in a long time, so I wanted to.
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Love and Luck by Jenna Evans Welch!!!!!

I went to Barnes and Noble with my dear mother the other day and I was looking for this book everywhere and I couldn't find it anywhere and then... sitting there on one of those display tables with other teen books, it was there! I was so excited. The naked book cover is purple and I love that!  If you don't know what Love and Luck is, it is, what I would call, a companion novel to Love and Gelato. And I really, really, REALLY liked Love and Gelato by Jenna Evans Welch. And this one is a little different. I haven't heard much about it because it just came out in May, but I am hoping that it will be at least as good as Love and Gelato (although sequels never are :( ) I …

The Last Namsara by Kristen Ciccarelli

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Hi guys!
Today I will be reviewing The Last Namsara by Kristen Ciccarelli.




Let me start off by saying that with all of the hype that is surrounded by this book, I had super high expectations going into it and it did not live up to those expectations.
With hihg-fantasy novels, I am expecting a great deal; a developed world, a fast-paced-action-packed plot, well-rounded characters that I feel some sort of attachment to. Sadly, this book did not hit all of those marks. Which I think might be my fault with myself setting such a high expectation for it.
Although I thought that the writing style itself was good, as in how Ciccarelli did her sentence structure and flow I thought was very good, I thought that she didn't really develop the story enough in a way. I never really got attached to any of the characters, except for maybe Torwin a little bit. I just thought that for a high-fantasy, not enough stuff was happening really. For books with a slow build I personally feel like you need …

The Forgotten Book by Mechthild Glaser Review

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Today I will be reviewing The Forgotten Book by Mechthild Glaser.
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First off, I would like to say that I was so excited for this book and I thought that the story idea was incredible! So let's get into this. I thought that the plot, although interesting, was sometimes muddled at times. Things just seemed to happen and they always happened at really random times and I wasn't a fan of that. (Especially with things that were happening with my favorite character of the first 60 pages of the book). I thought that some of the character's relationships were excellently done and I enjoyed reading about them, but others I thought were too underdeveloped.  Something else that I would like to say is that although this book takes place in modern times, it made it so it felt like everything was happening years and years ago, which I thought was confusing.  The writin…