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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…

Spooky Reads for Your Halloween Night

Are you looking for a scary read to knock your socks off? Or to scare you half to death so you can stay up all night? Well, do I have the reads for you to complete your scariest Halloween night.

On October 31st, Halloween might be the only thing everyone is thinking about. It is going to be the best night any kid, adult, or reader could enjoy. Whether you are going trick-or-treating to find the best candy or trick-or-treating to find the best book for the horrific night you are going to have, you are in for a real treat or a trick if there is a plot-twister.

Spooky Reads to Read During Halloween

1. The Dreadful Tale of Prosper Redding by Alexandra Bracken
Um, a spooky story with demons and tons of magical fantasy elements in it. Sign me up! This book is so good, and it can definitely get you in the correct mindset for Halloween. Also, if you do not have the book by Halloween, you can read my review on it to get you in the mood for this spooky, scary tale: Book Review: The Dreadful Tale…

Book Review: The Walled City by Ryan Graudin

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3/5 stars

In a real but an unreal city named the Hak Nam Walled City, there live three kids-Jin Lang, Mei Yee, and Dai-surviving in the worst possible situations to fulfill their missions before the Walled City is taken over by outside authorities. In this city, girls are sold into prostitution, crime is high, and cults are formed from the worst individuals. One guy named Longwai basically controls Hak Nam Walled City with his gang of ruthless killers while Jin Lang is on a quest to rescue her sister Mei Yee from the brothel that took her and Dai is finding a way out with the little time time he has left. Dai teams up with both Jin Lang and Mei Lee to get himself and others out of the place they have called home for years, but surviving is the hardest thing to do now that they have started their missions.

Discussion:

First, if you know me, you know I was never the biggest reader until a few years ago. I know. A world in which I am not crazy in love with books is crazy, right?! As the y…

My Monthly Adventures: September 2017

Hello! How was your month? My month was very busy, which meant I barely had time to read and write reviews or other types of blog posts. I will try to squeeze some more in the month of October, but we will read. Well, this little introduction is not enough about me so let's get on with what I did this month!

Books I Read This Month

1. The Dreadful Tale of Prosper Redding by Alexandra Bracken
5/5 stars
This has to be my favorite book of this month, and is in with my favorite books of all time. I really liked Alexandra Bracken's writing and her storytelling; and, I cannot wait to read more books from her. Here is my review on Goodreads and my blog.

2. Achilles by Greg Boose
1/5 stars
I DNF(did not finish) this book after eighty pages. It was so bad that I had to write a review on it on Goodreads and soon my blog.

3. Our Short History by Laura Goldstein
4/5 stars
I really enjoyed reading Goldstein's book. I have a review on Goodreads...for now.

4.  Girl Made of Stone and Glass…