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Currently Reading

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Today I will be sharing with you what book I am currently reading!!

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One Dark Throne by Kendare Blake

As you guys probably know I absolutely loved Three Dark Crowns so I am so excited to continue onto the next book! I hope I get through it as quickly as I got through Stand-Off by Andrew Smith, but most likely not. I chose to read this book because it was short and I have had it for a little while and I have been really wanting to read it so now seems like the perfect time.
Thanks for reading, Delaney M.
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https://bookloversliftingandcrushing.blogspot.com/2017/12/final-voting-for-ya-book-awards-2017.html

Stand-Off by Andrew Smith Review (SPOILERS)

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Hi guys,
Im going to be reviewing Stand-off by Andrew Smith.

THIS REVIEW INCLUDES SPOILERS FOR BOTH WINGER AND STAND-OFF!!!!!
Let me just start off by saying that I really was not expecting to finish this book today. I started it today and I thought maybe I'd finish it tomorrow if I had the time. But no. I finished it today. AND I ABSOLUTELY LOVED IT! I'm not sure which ranks higher, this or Winger. But then again Winger completely tore out my heart but was that a good or a bad thing? Anyways, into the actual review for this book, its 11:25 PM right now where I am and I just got home from hockey practice so all I want to do is sleep but I wanted to write this review more so here it goes....

At only 70 pages in, I hit that high point, that point that you reach in a really good book where you feel like if you stop, you might just explode, so I didn't stop. At first I didn't really like how mean Ryan Dean was to the Abernathy/Snack-Pack/Joe Randomkid/Sam Abernathy, but I u…

Currently Reading

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Stand-off by Andrew Smith

I'm already about 70 pages into this book and already loving it! This was a surprise Christmas present from my mother, I didn't even ask for it but I'm so happy that I got it! Inside she wrote how she read the reviews for it and it made up for what happened in Winger which is awesome! I told her that I was ready to read it because I read Winger like two years ago but I was so emotional from it that I never read this second book until now. NOW IM READING IT AND IM SO EXCITED!  Since I'm on break and this book is so easy to get through, I'm thinking that I will be done with it soon! So keep your eyes peeled for a review!

Thanks for reading!
Delaney M.

FINAL VOTING FOR THE YA BOOK AWARDS 2017!!!!!

Hi guys!

IT'S HERE! IT'S TIME TO VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE BOOKS OF THIS YEAR! TAKE A COUPLE MINUTES AND JUST CHOOSE WHICH ONE! 
All of these books that are in the running have been nominated multiple times to be part of this final voting so thank you to all of those who nominated!

You are allowed to vote more than once!!

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Thanks for voting and reading!!!

Delaney M.

PS:
Spread the word, you are allowed to vote more than once!

The Crown's Fate by Evelyn Skye Review

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Hi guys!
Today I will finally be reviewing The Crown's Fate by Evelyn Skye.


If you wanna read my review for the first book, click HERE
Because I was so busy with school, I had nearly no time to read this book so it took me forever to finish, but I just got out on Christmas Break a couple of days ago so I finally have time to read! So now I also finally have time to bring this review to you guys.
Non-Spoiler Section Overall, I'm not really sure how much I liked this book as a whole really because I read it over such a long period of time and I can't really remember reading the beginning. But I will say what I remember. I felt like the characters and the relationships between the different characters were weaker than the first book. Which would mean that it would really have to be a plot heavy book, but it really wasn't. I felt like things were happening but there wasn't really a huge impact because of them and it didn't feel like a big deal. I will say though, th…

November 2017 Book Haul

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Hi guys,
Today I will be sharing with you guys the books that I bought recently!

1. One Dark Throne by Kendare Blake
Im so excited to finally have this book, as you guys may know, I loved the first book so I am so excited! I also got the B&N Exclusive and it has a bonus scene inside!
2. The Last Namsara by Kristen Ciccarelli  Ever since I saw this cover, I knew that I wanted this book. The image does not capture how beautiful this cover actually is. Even the back cover is just gorgeous. Im not even really sure what this book is about. This was a total impulse buy and I don't think I want to know what this book is about. Im going to go in blind and I hope that goes alright.
3. Tower of Dawn by Sarah J. Maas I'm also so excited about this book, I've heard of people who didn't really have really high expectations for this book because it was really supposed to be a novella of Chaol, but they said that they actually really enjoyed this book and that it was actually ver…

Nominations for the Second Annual YA Book Awards Show

Hi everybody!
Its that time of year again to nominate your favorite book of this year for my YA Book Awards Show!
It was a huge success last year and I heard some great feedback, so it's back for another year!
INFORMATION!!!!
THE BOOKS THAT YOU ARE NOMINATING NOW ARE JUST THE BOOKS THAT WILL GO INTO THE FINAL VOTING! THIS IS NOT THE FINAL VOTING!
Let's get down to the rules...
The rules are quite simple really:
The books nominated must be of YA genre
The books nominated must have been release in 2017 (and only 2017)
You can nominate however many times you want and you can vote however many times you want.
Enjoy

The categories are...

1. Best Overall Book
2. Most Badass Female Protagonist/Best Female Protagonist
3. Most Badass Male Protagonist/Best Male Protagonist
4. Best Supporting Character
5. Best Fantasy Book (All Fairy-tale retellings are under this category)
6. Best Sci-Fi Book
7. Best Contemporary Book
8. Book that made you cry the most
9. Book that made you want to throw it acro…

Currently Reading

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The Crown's Fate by Evelyn Skye!!!!!
As you guys may or may not know, depending on how long you've been here, I absolutely loved the first book in this series and I am sooooooo excited to finally be reading this next book. Hopefully this book won't take me as long as the other book did as well as I hope it does not have to go through another Great Houndini disaster.
Thanks for reading,
Delaney M.

The Wish Granter by CJ Redwine Book Review

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Hi guys!

Today I am going to be reviewing The Wish Granter by CJ Redwine!

Before i actually get into the review let me tell you guys two quick stories.  Firstly, my dog, Maggie, is a rescue from Tennessee and she has separation anxiety. Because of her separation anxiety, she tends to destroy the house when we leave her alone for the day. We keep putting her in a crate but "The Great Houndini" manages to escape even from that. One day when I got home, I see The Wish Granter on the ground shredded to pieces. Maggie... Let's just say that their were some tears. 
Thankfully, my mother went out and bought me another copy. 
Now onto the next, extremely short story. Someway, somehow, my bookstagram was deleted. Im not exactly sure what happened but thankfully I had saved all of my photos to my phone so I didn't lose those, but all of my followers and likes are gone which is very saddening because I just started gaining some following on it and people took notice. So please! …

Young Adult Books Released in Fall 2017

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Hi guys,

I know I have not posted anything really of substance in a while because school has just been so tiring and busy and crew has been so much, so today is my only free day to do anything for this blog.

So without further ado, these are 10 books that came/come out this fall that I have heard a lot about. These books aren't in any real particular order, most of them are in the order of which they came out, but a few are a little out of place so...

1. Genuine Fraud by E. Lockhart
So for the majority of these books, I am going to put the synopsis and talk about how much I wanna read it and shit like that, but I think that when it comes to E. Lockhart books, it is best to go in blind. I really don't think that I'm going to actually end up reading this book (I know, I know, but please put down your pitchforks!) But I have heard some good things about this book so far so if you were a fan of E. Lockhart's We Were Liars, then definitely pick up this next book of hers.  Rel…

Currently Reading

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Hi guys!

Today I will be sharing with you what it is that I am currently reading. Im very sorry that I have not updated in a while, but school has officially began and I am SWAMPED so life happened. I am going to try my hardest to regularly post on here though. Also if you follow me on Twitter and Instagram, I swear I will be posting soon, give me time!

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The Wish Granter by CJ Redwine

As you probably saw in my birthday book haul, I am very excited for this book and I am only 100 pages in because, once again, life/school happened. But so far I am really enjoying it, although not as much as The Shadow Queen by Redwine, but it is too soon to tell. Keep your eyes peeled for the review soon!
Thanks for reading!
Delaney M.

Love & Gelato by Jenna Evans Welch Review

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Hi guys,
Today I will be reviewing Love & Gelato by Jenna Evans Welch!

So if you guys saw a previous post, then you will know that I got this book for my birthday and I was so excited for it. And as I read it, my excitement did not subside. I heard about this book and immediately knew that I was going to love it. It definitely did not disappoint.
This book was amazing. The plot was always interesting and I loved how the story switched between the mother's journal and the real story. The mysterious aspect of the story is something that I really loved because it made me want to keep reading the book, but then again, I never wanted it to end. 
I loved the characters throughout the book. I thought that Welch did really well at looking back into the mindset of a teenage girl and I loved Ren throughout this book. 
Something else that I thought was really interesting that I didn't even notice until finishing this book is that this book took place over the course of less than a we…

Currently Reading

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Hi guys,
Today I will be sharing what I am currently reading. I am so excited to be finally doing this because I haven't been able to read anything new cause I didn't have any books that I hadn't read yet. Thanks to my birthday, now I do!

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Love and Gelato by Jenna Evans Welch

Guys I am so excited to finally be reading this because I have heard so many good reviews on this book and it is the end of summer for me so I definitely wanted to read this summer-set contemporary!
Thanks for reading,
Delaney M.

Birthday Book Haul

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Hi guys!
Today I will be sharing with you what books I got for my birthday! As you may or may not know, my birthday was August 21!

I am so happy that I got all of these books, these were all of the ones that I really wanted!
Now lets get into the haul!

Love and Gelato by Jenna Evans Welch
Guys I am so excited to have gotten this! I have heard so many good things about this book and I am so excited to read it and finish it!
A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas I am so excited to have this book! Again, I have heard so many good things about this book and I love this series so I am so excited to read this! This book also has like bible pages so I am a little worried about that.
The Wish Granter by C. J. Redwine I am so happy that I finally have this book because I adored the first book in this series and I mean, look at this beautiful cover! The photo doesn't do it justice. I am so excited to read this book!
Now I Rise by Kiersten White Once again, this is another book that I r…

Rebel Spring by Morgan Rhodes Review

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Hi guys,
Today I will be reviewing Rebel Spring, book 2 of the Falling Kingdoms series by Morgan Rhodes
I was slowly making my way through this novel. Its been about a year since I have read the previous book in the series , so it was difficult for me to get back into this series. But I hit page 150 and it all came back to me. Rhodes was able to weave yet another intricate tale filled with romance, heartbreak, death and political intrigue.
For characters, I didn't really like any of them but I loved to hate a lot of them. Rhodes has a gift for making characters thatare so unbearable that you wish for them to have a long and painful death as soon as possible. And I praise her for delivering that for the most part.
This plot had great pacing, not too fast where you weren't sure what was going on and not too slow that it is completely unbearable. The plot points in it were great, whether it be an action put forth by the rebels or one occurring due to the King of Blood. And with th…

The Scourge by Jennifer A. Nielson Review

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Hi guys,
Today I will be reviewing The Scourge by Jennifer A. Nielsen.
This is going to be a really short review. I just want to say a littleabout each.
I loved the relationship between Weevil and Ani. I did think that some decisions made by the characters were not exactly well done, in the writing sense. The story want exactly unique, but I thought that the subplots were woven together nicely. To be honest I had no idea what age the characters were. The plot was interesting and it was really easy to read through it. It was a satisfying standalone. The feeling of the book was like the ones that I used to read when I was little. That made me happy. I liked the writing, because it was a pretty simple style, but it was, for the most part, well done.
Rating: 3.5 out of 5 yellow roses

Thanks for reading,
Delaney M.

A Torch Against the Night by Sabaa Tahir Review

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Hi guys,
Today I will be reviewing A Torch Against the Night by Sabaa Tahir, book 2 in the An Ember in the Ashes series.
First off, I hit the ground running when I started reading this book. There was never a dull moment that had me bored. And the number of plot twists that happened that I didn't even see coming was unbelievable. There were so many twists and turns that kept me on the edge of my seat. This story is so coated in blood and hope that it was hard to see the true terrors hidden in the pages (THOSE PLOT TWISTS). I thought the characters were very well rounded and had a lot of depth. The relationship between Laia and Elias was incredible, I loved every bit of it.
Tahir, as always, had beautiful poetic writing that really captured this twisted world in so much detail that you feel like you live there.
I really enjoyed my time reading this book, and it had me flipping pages so quickly just because I wanted to see what would happen next! If you haven't read this series ye…

Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake Review

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Hi guys, today I will be reviewing Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake.
This book was no what I was expecting. The plot seemed slow at first but this is a type of story that demands to be read,because humans have a deep desire to know what's going to happen next. Although the plot was on the slower side, I didn't find it very interesting. This book is like none other and the world is very inticing to learn about. I just wish Blake had goneintoa little more detail about the whole Beltane and everything. I also wished the Blake made Natalia a more defined character. But other than that, I thought that Blake created a homerun. It was intriguing to learn about the such different lives that the queens have and how they all tie together. There were multiple well-done plot twists throughout this novel, although a few I saw coming. I wondered the motives of some of the characters throughout the book, since they were not explained, but there is another book coming out soon so hopefully…

The Rose Society by Marie Lu Review

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Hi guys,
Today I will be reviewing The Rose Society by Marie Lu, book 2 in the Young Elites trilogy.
I really enjoyed reading this book and I thought of it as a solid middle book. One that didn't suffer from the middle book syndrome, which I have to say, was surprising. I loved Marie Lu's writing in this as always and I think she did really well to create a main character that was evil, but we didn't hate her. I really loved the introduction of Magiano in this book, I found that he brought some balance to the characters. The plot was interesting and solid, although I feel that there weren't as many hard hitting plot points as there were in the first one. But still, there were enough to keep the pages turning. I thought the ending was good, although it makes me wonder what will happen in the last novel.
There isn't much more that I'd like to say about this book. I just thought that it was solid, and fun to read. A very good depiction of what a middle book in the…

The Book Jumper by Mechthild Gläser Review

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Hey guys,
Today I will be reviewing The Book Jumper by Mechthild Gläser.

This is the ultimate book for booklovers. We, who love books, have all wished that we could enter into the world of books to escape our own. But the closest we can ever get to that is reading them. That dream becomes reality in this book.
The relationships between the characters in this book were excellent. One relationship that I really enjoyed reading about was the one between Alexis and Amy, it reminded me of Lorelai and Rory from Gilmore Girls. The plot kept interesting and picked up even more near the end of the book. I read this book on vacation and while on vacation I went to this shop and was buying a T-shirt. Well, the girl at the counter saw that I was carrying this book and said, "I loved that book, I read it just last week." We got to talking about it and she said "yeah the last one-hundred pages were spectacular". I just thought I'd give the girl in the T-shirt shop a shoutout …