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4/25/2018

Can't Wait Wednesday #4 - Front Desk by Kelly Yang

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Can't Wait Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Wishful Endings
I've decided to switch to this since Waiting On Wednesday has been over for a long time now. But its basically the same concept. Books that I cant wait to get my hands on or am really interested in that are to be released soon.
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Why I Can't Wait:
Besides liking YA, I also love Middle Grade books and have a decent sized collection on my shelves at the moment. So when I saw both the cover and the synopsis to this amazing sounding book I quickly added it to my most anticipated Middle Grade books list on Goodreads.




Front Desk by Kelly Yang

Front Desk tells the story of 10 year old Mia Tang. Every day, Mia manages the front desk of the Calivista Motel while her parents clean the rooms. She’s proud of her job. She loves the guests and treats them like family. When one of the guests gets into trouble with the police, it shakes Mia to her core. Her parents, meanwhile, hide immigrants in the empty rooms at night. If the mean motel owner Mr. Yao finds out, they’ll be doomed!

Based on the author's life, the story follows Mia—the daughter of first generation Chinese immigrants.


Published by:  Scholastic/Arthur A. Levine

The Release Date for the book is:
May 29, 2018



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4/24/2018

Top Ten Tuesday #2 | Frequently Used Words In YA Titles

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Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.

April 24: Frequently Used Words In [Insert Genre/Age Group] Titles

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I did Top Nine instead cause I have a limited amount of time and I'm sick.


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4/16/2018

Sisterhood is Deadly by Lindsay Emory | Book Review #100







The Bookish Island's Book Review:

Sisterhood is Deadly by Lindsay Emory





Are there spoilers?
There could be.

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This is one of the books I read after the passing of Hurricane Maria here in Puerto Rico. With no water, electricity or internet I took to reading my books. I decided to not do this for the books I've read on 2018. But it has been 7 months since Hurricane Maria. And I'm happy to announce that now we have water, and electricity.
I read this book on November 6. All in one sitting.  Mostly because it was a mystery and I thought I would love it. 

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Title: Sisterhood is Deadly

Author: Lindsay Emory

Series: Sorority Sisters Mystery #1  

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Pages: 288

Publisher: Witness Impulse

Published: 20l5

Genre: Adult, Mystery, Women's Fiction, Contemporary

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Source: Goodreads Giveaway win.

Rating: ★★★☆☆



"We'll be sisters 'til we die…"

Margot Blythe is a professional sorority girl. As a Sisterhood Mentor for her beloved Delta Beta, she travels to colleges around the country, advising on serious sorority issues (and picking up all the gossip along the way). Margot is thrilled when she's invited back to her alma mater to assist the Delta Betas—but tragedy strikes when their chapter advisor drops dead during a meeting, sending shockwaves down sorority row.

Shaken by the death—especially when foul play is suspected—Margot has to step up. Appointed the honor of serving as temporary chapter advisor, she now must manage the drama of fifty frazzled sorority women with secrets to hide; protect the house from the annual fraternity pledge pranks, which are more ominous than they seem; and worst of all, combat the ruinous rumors surfacing about a Delta Beta phone sex ring. If she wants to keep rival sororities and a suspicious (but dangerously cute) local policeman from bringing Delta Beta's reputation down, it's up to Margot to find out the truth—about whether a sister could have committed such an unimaginable sin as murder.

A sassy debut for fans of Susan McBride and Meg Cabot.





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My Review:

I was disappointed by this book. I was expecting humor and drama. But I got a lot of terms I didn't understand, and I found myself forgetting what was happening with the murdering.


But there were good parts. Like the police officer, Ty. He was the only character I actually tolerated. Don't get me wrong I liked Margo. She was so dedicated and strong. Margot's a lot like Nancy Drew in this book. She wanted to keep her girls safe and solve the case fast. Get it over with so everyone can breath and feel safe again. Which I totally admire, but something about her made it hard for me to understand her. At times she acted immature, and that probably is what makes me feel a little annoyed by her.


In regards to the murder. I actually didn't get what was going on. I remember that a girl was found dead and that mid book another one died. Heck. I don't even know if that's true. Which doesn't bode well for the story. I did not expect who it was that was doing all of that though. I just didn't picture that person to be the one doing all those things because they just didn't seem like they'd get their hands dirty.




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4/11/2018

Can't Wait Wednesday #3 - Zen and Gone by Emily France

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Can't Wait Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Wishful Endings
I've decided to switch to this since Waiting On Wednesday has been over for a long time now. But its basically the same concept. Books that I cant wait to get my hands on or am really interested in that are to be released soon.
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Why I Can't Wait:
That gorgeous cover attracted me to the book at first but it was how interesting the synopsis sounded to me that made me want to read this book. It also feels like Instructions for the End of the World  by Jamie Kain



Zen and Gone by Emily France

Born and raised in Boulder, Colorado, Essence McKree feels older than any seventeen-year-old she knows. Ever since weed was legalized, Mom has been working in a pot shop, high more often than not. Lately it’s been up to Essa to care for her nine-year-old sister, Puck.

When Essa meets Oliver—a brainy indoor type, in town for the summer—she is cautious at first, distrustful of the tourist crowd and suspicious of Oliver’s mysterious past in Chicago. But Puck is charmed and pushes Essa toward him. Soon Essa finds herself showing Oliver the Boulder she has forgotten: the mountain parties, the long hikes…and at Oliver’s urging, the exploration of Buddhism at the local zendo.

When Oliver agrees to accompany Essa on a three-day survival game in the Rocky Mountains, she feels a lightness she hasn’t known in a long time. Then she discovers that Puck has stowed away and followed them into the wilderness. After spending a night stuck in a mountain storm, Essa wakes to find Puck missing. Now Essa must rely on her newfound spiritual strength if she is to save her sister’s life, and ultimately her own.
 


Published by:  Soho Teen

The Release Date for the book is:
July 3rd 2018 



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4/10/2018

Top Ten Tuesday #1 | Books I Loved but Will Never Re-Read

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Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.

Books I Loved but Will Never Re-Read (submitted by Brandyn @Goingforgoldilocks)

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I searched trough my goodreads read list to find ones that I loved but wouldn't re-read and found these books.



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April TBR | 2018

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April TBR


I'm 10 days late to post my to-be read list for the month of April, but I'm still going to do this.
For the month I want to read more books than I did last month. So more than 3 books. I think I could do that.
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These two books I have to read. One. Because I signed up to participate in the blog tour for Kissing Games. Plus, I really liked the first book in the series, How To Keep A Boy From Kissing You.

Two. I was going to do an assignment based of Hamlet. So I have an obligation to read that book.


      Kissing Games by Tara Eglington                Hamlet by William Shakespeare       
 

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The Museum of Heartbreak is one of the books I have been carrying with me in my backpack. Since its short I think I can finish it one go but haven't gotten a moment to do so. Hopefully I can start and finish it soon.

Love and Other Words is a book I won on a Goodreads giveaway. I was glad I got it because I've been seeing it everywhere on my Instagram feed. And they've been saying good things about it so I want to find out for myself if its any good.





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The Strangers on The Train sounded so good to me when I got it from Book Outlet months ago. But I still haven't even read a single page from it. Last year I read most of the Thriller / Mystery books I had on my tbr. Because of that I bought a few to keep reading in the genre. So far I've only read one. Killer Instinct.

The Scavengers is a middle grade book that I got just because it had a different sounding premise.
"When the world started to fall apart, the government gave everyone two choices: move into the Bubble Cities…or take their chances outside. Maggie's family chose to live in the world that was left behind. Deciding it's time to grow up and grow tough, Maggie rechristens herself "Ford Falcon"—a name inspired by the beat-up car she finds at a nearby junkyard."
That alone caught my attention. Now I just have to sit down and actually read it.




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Because Hardy Boys.











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4/07/2018

Stacking the Shelves #10



Stacking the Shelves is a meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews where bloggers share what books they got throughout the week!



Update:

I haven't done that much reading this wee since My grandmother fell and hurt herself pretty bad. So where taking turns to take care of her which means I have no time to read. But I have been keeping close by some books just in case.
Kissing Games because I won it on a good reads giveaway a few months back. And I had read the first book in the series, How To Keep A Boy From Kissing You. Plus I'm participating in the blog tour for the book.

And Hamlet because I was going to do an assignment on it. So you already know I'm procrastinating and haven't read much from it.


Kissing Games by Tara Eglington        Hamlet by William Shakespeare     




Book Mail:

This week I received a book I won on a goodreads giveaway. It had been a long time since I had won anything so I was very exited to get this.  Plus, I've been hearing a lot of good things about this book. Seeing it all over Instagram. And lets not forget the beautiful shade of orange the cover has which my shelves needed.

Love and Other Words by Christina Lauren









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