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!

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Diamond Painting Anyone?

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I had to share this! Not only do I read books but I also like to draw occasionally and also do puzzles. But my new obsession is this diamond painting! OMG everyone, you must at least do one! It’s relaxing and so satisfying! This was my first one and I can’t wait to be able to get more!!! 

August Tbr Pile

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So I have been sitting and thinking. What am I going to read this coming month? I literally can’t just decide this is what I’m reading this month and thats that! So what I’ve decided is I’m going to only do a few books that I am for sure reading this month. I mean seriously how can you decide when there are so many books that come out and you see one and say “This book is a book that I need to read now!”. So I have only selected a few. I go to the library all the time and can’t decide which I should read next!

So these are my selected few! I’m currently working on Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas. I love this author! Her books are so amazing and different and gives you a whole new version of Faes! If you have not read her books yet, I suggest you do. Especially if you are a big fantasy junkie like me!

I have heard so many good things about Caraval that I can’t wait to start this book! If you have this please let me know what you thought about it. I’m eager to hear what you thought about it.

I won She was the Quiet One from ST Martins Press. Now I am the person who feels has never had luck with winning anything. But when I finally won something, its obvisouly a good feeling. Especially when it comes to winning books. I can’t wait to start this! Has some people who has also won them have said it was a very, very great read!

Now Harry Potter! First off lets just take a few moments and say Happy Birthday to Harry Potter! HAPPY BIRTHDAY HARRY!!! WE LOVE YOU!!! Anyways, back to the book. So in my Facebook group we made an event to read the Harry Potter series together. I’m really excited about this because it has been a long time since I have read them. I’ve been wanting to re-read this series for awhile now. So a way to start them then on his birthday! If you would like to be apart of this event just let me know and I can add you to the book group and an invite to the event!

Now I want to point out that I do have 4 kids that I take care of. So sometimes I don’t get to read as much as I like to. That is partly why my tbr pile is so small for August. I will remind that since I am part of the Netgalley life, I have tons of books from there on my kindle. So that being said I have books on their to my tbr pile but you just can’t see them hehe. So for me to get those reviews in for the authors on there, I have been reading a book on my kindle and also a physical book. I always try to stick to stick to 2 or 3 books at a time. Only because I don’t have a load of time to read and two I just don’t like reading so many at the time because I always forget what I’m reading in one book. 

So what are your August tbr pile? 

Would you like to be apart of the Harry Potter series event?

Are you apart of the Netgalley site?

Let me know in a comment or if you have any questions. Or if you just want to discuss a book. Thanks for reading and have a Happy Reading Day!

Will the Bullying Ever Stop !

BulliedToDeath_KindleCover_1-20-2017_v1On September 5, 2015, in a public park in LaVergne, Tennessee, fourteen-year-old Sherokee Harriman drove a kitchen knife into her stomach as other teens watched in horror. Despite attempts to save her, the girl died, and the coroner ruled it a “suicide.” But was it? Or was it a crime perpetuated by other teens who had bullied her?

Sherokee’s short life and tragic death created a national media and social media frenzy much of it centered on sensationalism rather than the truth. Meanwhile in LaVergne, the community sought answers to questions about who, if anyone, should be held criminally responsible for “bullying.”

Review: This story is devastating and deeply sad. I don’t understand why people can be so cruel It breaks my heart to read these types of books. But it also gives you a perpestive on things and what you could do differently.

Would you help the person who is being bullied? Or would you stand aside and watch it happen? These are the types of questions that people need to think about.

From her not so good childhood to her friends and ex-boysfriends she has had sad situations. She had disorders, to sexual abuse, to a fire in their home…the lists go on. All she wanted was to feel loved, cared for, safe, and wanted. When she was let down she felt so worthless. She got tired of being let down and she looked at herself like she was a worthless, fat and ugly person.

The story I felt could have been written differently. I didn’t like how they started it. I wished they started with the build up to what they wrote at the beginning. I don’t think I would recommend this book. It was to be honest a very slow read.

Would You Open Your Eyes?

220px-Bird_Box_2014_book_coverSomething is out there, something terrifying that must not be seen. One glimpse of it, and a person is driven to deadly violence. No one knows what it is or where it came from.

Five years after it began, a handful of scattered survivors remains, including Malorie and her two young children. Living in an abandoned house near the river, she has dreamed of fleeing to a place where they might be safe. Now that the boy and girl are four, it’s time to go, but the journey ahead will be terrifying: twenty miles downriver in a rowboat–blindfolded–with nothing to rely on but her wits and the children’s trained ears. One wrong choice and they will die. Something is following them all the while, but is it man, animal, or monster?

 

Review:

I walked into this book with high expectations. So I ended up with mixed feelings about this book. I’ve heard this book was scary. I on the other hand thought it was slow. The ending had a little creepy feeling but to me it wasn’t that exciting. I wanted to love this book but I just couldn’t. It at first reminded me of the movie The Happening. Then when they brought up creatures I thought of aliens. The main characters was so strong and brave. I couldn’t imagine being in that type of situation. I gave it a 3 because although I thought it was slow, I liked the story.

 

Never Be Alone

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She was a girl, just a child, no older than fifteen when her life ended. If only you had helped. -Paige Dearth

Happiness is about being grateful for all you got…even if it isn’t much. The thing you gotta remember is most of the people who don’t have anything act the way human beings are supposed to act. We learn to be grateful for things that don’t really matter to folks with jobs and money.

I highly recommend this book!! It’s about a girl who’s parents died at a young age. She was put into the system and was brought into a terrible home. Was tortured, starved and sexually assaulted. When she got a little older she decided to run away. Became homeless and dealt with many obstacles.  Then ending was amazing and made my heart melt!

This book gave me a new perspective on life. What you shouldn’t take for granted! I could go on and on. Please read this book!!