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Book Review: Girls Made of Snow and Glass by Melissa Bashardoust

*Received a copy of Girls Made of Snow and Glass by Melissa Bashardoust from the publisher in exchange for a honest review.

4/5 stars

Snow White has gotten revamped in this retelling/configuration of the original story with the submissive girl looking for a man to save her from her life to a girl looking to save her world. Everything seems to in order in the cold royal village of Whitespring until a new surgeon who happens to be a girl named Nadia comes in and takes all Lynet's interest. Also, Lynet is soon to be queen of Whitespring, which does not make Mina happy. Mina breaks into a jealous rage and her protect side for Lynet takes over, trying to protect her position and Lynet's hopes of never becoming queen. Mina sends Lynet away due to her violent outburst of magic, and tries to find Lynet, who is set on a journey to save herself and Mina. Throughout her exploration of her kingdom, she gains knowledge about her own magic and her kingdom while also learning who she is thro…

Book Review: Frankie by Shivaun Plozza

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Foreword: Received Frankie by Shivaun Plozza from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

3/5 stars

Frankie is angry. She is suspended from school because she hit a boy with a Shakespeare novel, which may have caused her to repeatedly bite her thumb throughout the novel. Also, she has a half-brother from the mother who left her when she was younger. Although Frankie may be happy when she meets her new brother Xavier, she becomes confused when she finds out Xavier has a troubling, crime-filled life and a gorgeous friend named Nate that catches Frankie's eye. Until Xavier disappears, Frankie believes she could never get away from her life of disappointing her friends and family. Now, she must search for her new brother through dark streets and alley ways while keeping up her daily appearance of cooking kebabs, eating Spanish doughnuts, and trying to be good for school.

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My Monthly Adventures: October 2017

Hello, all you lovely human beings, and if you brought your pet or multiple pets to your computer to read this blog, hello, meow, bark, or any other animal sound! October is my favorite month due to many reasons: 1) It is my birth month, 2) It is Halloween, which means it is scary and spooky, and 3) the candy! So, in the month of October, I had read a few more books and had written more posts than I did last month.

Books I Read This Month

All these books listed below I read during October; however, I never fully reviewed them on this blog. Look out for them as I will probably review them in a month or two.

1. All Rights Reserved by Gregory Scott Katsoulis
4/5 stars
Thank you to HarlequinTeen for sending me an arc of this book even if it came a little late. I really enjoyed this one; however, I have a few complaints, which I will explain in further detail in my review for it.

2. Amber Sky by Claire Warner
3.5/5 stars
I chose Amber Sky one day since I loved the cover, which you can look …

First Blog Tour and GIVEAWAY: Alone by Cyn Balog!

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Title: Alone
Author: Cyn Balog
Pages: 278
Release Date: November 7, 2017
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Genre: Horror, Young Adult

Wow, my first exploration into blog tours! I cannot believe this is actually happening! Thank you to Sourcebooks Fire for this amazing opportunity. I am also currently reading Alone, so expect a review to come soon! Also, as it is Halloween, you probably want a scary book, so this might be the perfect one for you! Let's get everyone introduced to the book through early praise, a summary, an excerpt, and an introduction of Cyn Balog! I hope you enjoy learning about this book!

Early praise for Alone(scary, right?!):

“Even careful readers will be caught off guard by twists and unexpected but divine surprises. This first-rate thriller delivers everything a thriller should, and adds more. With a wink and a nod to Stephen King’s The Shining, Balog provides a shocker for the young adult crowd.”–VOYA Magazine, VOYA Perfect 10 Review “This is the perfect premise for a chi…

Unboxing the October NOVLbox

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Foreword: Thank you to the people at the NOVL, or Little, Brown, and Company, in the promotion of Hachette Book Group for sending me the October NOVLbox. 

First, before I actually go into detail about what is in last month's NOVLbox, I cannot believe that I have started this blog from only doing book reviews to having a variety of posts ranging from recommendations to tags, and, now, to bookish unboxings. Also, I immensely enjoyed opening the October NOVLbox, and I believe my mom did, too. Literally, my mom was hungrily watching me unbox this from our dining room table. It also looked as if my mom wanted some of these items, too; so, good job, NOVL! Now, let's actually get into what was in this mystical box full of books and bookish items! Also, I will be rating the items with birds since it is an important part of of one of the books in this box.

 Item #1: Tote Bag
🐦🐦🐦🐦🐦(or 5/5 birds)
At first glance at this NOVLbox, you see the box is signed by the author, which is a ni…

Book Review: Achilles by Greg Boose

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*Received Achilles by Greg Boose from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

1/5 stars

In the future when new worlds are wanting to be discovered, a boy named Jonah is on a flight to Thetis, a newly discovered planet that house humans while Earth is becoming overpopulated. Instead of having the smooth journey the people who signed up for this test expected, it becomes a rocky crash to Achilles, one of Thetis's moons, when the captain gets shot by an unknown enemy. Now, on Achilles, the surviving passengers try to live without the newly missing adults in an unknown world.

Discussion:

As a reader and a human-being, I have my preferences, such as my love for fantasy over contemporary. Also, I like the genre of science fiction with The Martian by Andy Weir being one of my favorites in that genre along with so many others. So, when I first got Achilles, I thought I was really going to enjoy it. Another planet, a promise for action, and a mystery that was told in the official su…

Book Review: Colorless by Rita Stradling

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*Received a copy of Colorless by Rita Stradling from the publisher in exchange for a fair review.

2.5/5 stars

In the society of Domengrad, magicians are worshiped on the same level as the gods, monks are feared, and girls can become invisible. Annabelle Klein, a once colorful girl with living parents and a cousin who would have never been thought to betray her, now lives alone in a colorless world due to everything she touches to rid itself of its color. Until one day, Annabelle decides to take a walk to the stables, where she meets her new and only friend Dylan who is also having a bit of trouble with women and the monks. Dylan helps Annabelle with his family until the world turns upside down when they find out that Annabelle's so-called curse might be a gift that all the monks and the magicians are afraid of. Annabelle dives through different dimensions to figure out why she lives without color; however, she does not know how long she has until she becomes fully invisible to ever…