Review and Discussion with Scythe by Neal Shusterman

” In the Age of Mortality, death would often come with no warning. It is our task to mimic what we’ve stolen from nature- Scythe Curie

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In my reading group on Facebook called The Reading Corner Book Lounge we chose this book to read as a group read.  I was excited because it has been on my tbr pile for so long.  As I looked at it and read the summary I thought, will I actually enjoy this book?  So I walked into this book skeptical. I wanted to make sure that I would like it. But obviously you can’t for yourself to like or finish a book if you don’t like it. But here I am to give you a run down of how I feel about this book!

***** May contain spoilers*****

I gave this book 5 stars! If I could rate more believe me I would. I really wasn’t for sure if I would enjoy this book but yet I fell head first in love with this story.  I was completely hooked on the first chapter.  I adored the characters so much that there is no way there Neal couldn’t have changed them any way.  The story he made had me questioning things and made me ponder life.  The details, the life this world was made. I just can’t fathom how impressed I was with this book.  The quote that I posted up top says it all with this story. I highly recommend reading this book. I can not say it enough on how amazing this story was and I can’t wait to read the other two!

Review Time For Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson

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Hello Everyone! It’s review time. ****May contain Spoilers****

I received this copy from the amazing Owlcrate box.  I was so excited to get this copy and start this book. I have yet to still read her other book Enchantment of Ravens so this book was my first of her books. We started this book as in a Admin Group read in my book group that I help run.  I was so excited when we chose this to read!

 

With that being said here is my review for this book:

As being super excited and had high expectations for this book I was a little disappointed. Don’t get me wrong, I really enjoyed this book and I gave it a 4 star. But their was so much detail in this book it was sometimes hard for me to keep track of all the certain things that half the time I would forget!  As a whole I still enjoyed it.  It took me forever to get it finished because it didn’t get my attention as much as I thought it would. The story was really great and the characters were perfect in my eyes. Nathaniel, Elisabeth and Silas relationship was probably one of favorites out of the story. The beautiful relationship that they had was amazing. And the ending just had me in awe! 

 

Would I recommend this book, yes I would. The book has many 5 stars so I can’t say in my opinion that it was a absolutely terrible book. It was just super hard to grab my attention through the beginning and middle. The ending was probably my favorite. So if you enjoy magic, sorcery, magical libraries then this is your book to read!

Thanks for Reading,

Ash the Booklover

I’m back!!!

im-back-1Hello followers! I’ve been MIA for a very long time, but I’m so happy to be back! I haven’t had a computer for awhile and needed a new one. So here we are! 

New news about me since I’ve been gone:

  • I’ve became a Admin for one of the greatest book groups on Facebook ever! I couldn’t be more happy to be a part of something so welcoming and heartfelt than this group. If you would like to join here is the link https://www.facebook.com/groups/645383289222144/?ref=nf_target&fref=nf
  • I’ve been reading a lot more than I usually have. Being part of a group has broaden my interested and has added my to be read pile big time! And our group does group reads so that takes some time also.
  • I’ve also just recently joined Bookishfirst which I absolutely enjoy! And being in Netgalley just adds more and more. It seems I just can’t keep up!

As of right now that’s about it! I’ll be posting more I promise! But you can always check my Bookstagram and Goodreads. Need to get back to reading! Oh what am I reading…..I’m reading:

  1. Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson
  2. Daughters of Darkness by L.J. Smith (the 2nd in the series, reading with a my fellow admin friend Lauren)
  3. Dreams of Gods and Monsters by Laini Taylor (audiobook)
  4. A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas (reread with a fellow moderator Jill)
  5. The Lost Wonderland Diaries by J. Scott Savage (Netgalley read)

The Other Woman

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Emily thinks Adam’s perfect; the man she thought she’d never meet. But lurking in the shadows is a rival; a woman who shares a deep bond with the man she loves.

Emily chose Adam, but she didn’t choose his mother Pammie. There’s nothing a mother wouldn’t do for her son, and now Emily is about to find out just how far Pammie will go to get what she wants: Emily gone forever.

The Other Woman is an addictive, fast-paced psychological thriller about the destructive relationship between Emily, her boyfriend Adam, and his manipulative mother Pammie.


This book was awesome!  I would honestly give this book  5 stars! This book is a must read!  I enjoyed the whole story.  The fact that it kept you guessing. I don’t know how many times I kept yelling at Emily to just leave him!! At first you could understand why she stayed. But then later on in the story it made me think, why are you staying with him.  To deal with all the drama and bullying was crazy.  It’s hard to want your other half’s mother to love you.  Because all you want to show her is that you truly love him and when she doesn’t give you chance, is difficult. 

When the ending came I was in complete awe! It was for sure a surprise. It blew my mind and changed my perspective on things.  What she did and how she did was wrong and could have been done so differently.  But you understood why.  To have that guilt and knowing about someone makes things so much worse.  All I wanted to do slap this mother into next week!!  Why? Why act this way?!? 

Well if you want to know what really happen you should read the book! It would make you question things in life a whole lot more when it comes to the mother-in-law! 

Book or Movie?

 

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before is the story of Lara Jean, who has never openly admitted her crushes, but instead wrote each boy a letter about how she felt, sealed it, and hid it in a box under her bed. But one day Lara Jean discovers that somehow her secret box of letters has been mailed, causing all her crushes from her past to confront her about the letters: her first kiss, the boy from summer camp, even her sister’s ex-boyfriend, Josh. As she learns to deal with her past loves face to face, Lara Jean discovers that something good may come out of these letters after all.

 

What was your favortie? Let me know in the comments? Have you read this series? Have you seen the movie? 

I really adored this book! I also really enjoyed the movie.  In all honesty I liked the movie more than the book.  But I give the book and the movie 5 Stars! 

So the reason behind the movie better than the book is that how Peter showed his emotions so much better than how I felt when I read the book.  I felt in the book Peter was still the same jock compared to how he talked and acted in the movie.  (Plus it helps that the person who is playing Peter is adorable as HELL and is really good at the puppy face!) But all in all I seriously seriously loved both! I loved the story line and the idea of the story.  It’s different and thats what I like in books.  Something different.  I love how the sisters are so close and the love they have for each other.  I loved the emotions and attitude that Lara Jean had.  I felt like I was reading about myself almost when I was younger.  I have and always will recommend this book and even the movie! 

 

Are They Really Baby Teeth?

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Afflicted with a chronic debilitating condition, Suzette Jensen knew having children would wreak havoc on her already fragile body. Nevertheless, she brought Hanna into the world, pleased and proud to start a family with her husband Alex. Estranged from her own mother, Suzette is determined to raise her beautiful daughter with the love, care, and support she was denied.

But Hanna proves to be a difficult child. Now seven-years-old, she has yet to utter a word, despite being able to read and write. Defiant and anti-social, she refuses to behave in kindergarten classes, forcing Suzette to homeschool her. Resentful of her mother’s rules and attentions, Hanna lashes out in anger, becoming more aggressive every day. The only time Hanna is truly happy is when she’s with her father. To Alex, she’s willful and precocious but otherwise the perfect little girl, doing what she’s told.

Suzette knows her clever and manipulative daughter doesn’t love her. She can see the hatred and jealousy in her eyes. And as Hanna’s subtle acts of cruelty threaten to tear her and Alex apart, Suzette fears her very life may be in grave danger…

I can’t believe this book! I’m in awe of how disturbing this book was. I gave this book 4 an half stars! Hanna was this very unsettling and disturbed girl.  I feel so much for Suzette who had to go through what she went through. To not know what you did wrong. How did this all happen! How did she become so sick? This book although so unsettling was really good.  I would recommend this book. Not only because it was good and I loved the story.  Especially with it giving both perspective.   But it would give people the idea of children who can be mislead. Trusting your spouse no matter what you see yourself.  And also how you would go about the situation, no matter how scary or frustrated it can be.  They are your child and you want whats best for them and you would do anything for them.  What drove me crazy about this book was the father/husband. I get it, she acted different to him than to her mother.  But when it came to other people saying the same thing. STILL in denial! To be looked at as crazy or being silly. Ugh! Can you imagine, the one you depend on is doubting your story. Your going through hell, stress and failure and the one you lean on isn’t there to catch you!

To be honest with you, there are kids out there that are like this.  I personally know a little boy who I consider to become like this.  It’s very scary and unnerving to know this.  

 

Who is The Legend?

Remember, it’s only a game…

Scarlett Dragna has never left the tiny island where she and her sister, Tella, live with their powerful, and cruel, father. Now Scarlett’s father has arranged a marriage for her, and Scarlett thinks her dreams of seeing Caraval—the faraway, once-a-year performance where the audience participates in the show—are over.

But this year, Scarlett’s long-dreamt-of invitation finally arrives. With the help of a mysterious sailor, Tella whisks Scarlett away to the show. Only, as soon as they arrive, Tella is kidnapped by Caraval’s mastermind organizer, Legend. It turns out that this season’s Caraval revolves around Tella, and whoever finds her first is the winner.

Scarlett has been told that everything that happens during Caraval is only an elaborate performance. Nevertheless she becomes enmeshed in a game of love, heartbreak, and magic. And whether Caraval is real or not, Scarlett must find Tella before the five nights of the game are over or a dangerous domino effect of consequences will be set off, and her beloved sister will disappear forever.

Welcome, welcome to Caraval…beware of getting swept too far away

For real who is the Legend! This book was incredible! I loved reading something different. You have to read this book if you haven’t!

The style, the story, the characters and mystery was amazing. I seriously don’t have much to say about this book just because I’m in so much awe of how much I loved it.

I literally fell in love in the first page. It drilled me and made me want to be apart of the game. You wanted to be in the adventure with Scarlett.

Your feelings will make you question on the characters. You will have hate and love.

I don’t want to say to much about it and give out spoilers. But I highly recommend this book. If you are looking for a magical adventure where you have never encountered before, this is the book to read! Can’t wait to start the second adventure in this series!