Tiger Lily Book Review

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Title: Tiger Lily

Series: Stand Alone

Author: Jodi Lynn Anderson

Publisher: Harper Collins

Pages: 292

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“If I’d never really know Tiger Lily was an animal, I knew it now. Tiger Lily was a beast, and the boys were too, and they were beasts together.”

Neverland is my favorite fictional place, I grew up loving Peter Pan and all the retelling stories and every possible movie ever made about it! I was super excited to get my hands on this book and it sure did surprise me.

The story is being told thru Tinker Bells eyes. I was not expecting that. In the beginning, it started out slow and at first, I was bummed out that the story was being told thru Tinker Bell but towards the end of the book it wasn’t too bad but there are parts in the story where I wish we could read Tiger Lily’s thoughts on certain events that would happen thru out the story.

This is a story between Tiger Lily and Peter Pan and how they feel for each other before Wendy Darling showed up to Neverland. It was a cute story and beautifully written however I feel like there could have been a bit more to the story and more of a background to some of the characters.

I do love that we get to see how the Tick-Tock Crocodile got the clock stuck in his stomach. We do get some background information on Captain Hook and how he got to Neverland. We get to have some knowledge of how time works in Neverland.

Some parts of the story were mention that Tiger Lily wasn’t pretty to some of the other characters in the story which I thought was a little bit of a bummer to read since Tiger Lily is a strong , unique character that I would think would be pretty inside and out.

I’m kinda on the defense side of the ending of the story but when I think about it there isn’t any other way to really end the story, at the beginning of the story it is said this is a sad story and the whole book is a dark story to be told.

Finishing the story kinda made me sad and depressed with how the characters were left off but I think that was the whole point.

Ready to take a trip to Neverland?

 

 

 

Wilder Girls Book Review

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Title: Wilder Girls

Series: Wilder Girls

Author: Rory Power

Publisher: Delacorte Press

Pages: 353

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I read this book for my Barnes And Noble YA book club. This book was something else and it’s definitely something I don’t usually read. I feel all sorts of ways with this story and here is what I think.

We have an island with girls stuck at there school due to a weird spreading of something that affects each girl differently which they call it Tox. They are quarantined and can not leave the island.

We have three main characters Hetty, Byatt, and Reese. Byatt goes missing and Hetty is determined to find her by breaking rules to leave school grounds to find her friend and doing so she discovers what is really going on and the secrets that others been hiding from each other.

This was a creepy little story. I wish the author would have taken the time to write more about each character background so we could connect with the characters and build a connection with them. I didn’t like the writing of the story where it was too slow in the beginning and in the middle of the story. The ending was the only interesting part for me, where everything was coming together but yet I still have questions.

I think it could have been a bit more detailed with the characters and explain a little bit more with the Tox and how it affects everyone including the animals. It wasn’t a complete horrible story, could be better. I would like to also mention that the cover of the book is unique and absolutely love the cover.

I hope there is a second book if there is I will be reading it on hopes for some answers and more details on the girls and what was going on because the ending has me confused.

Ready to catch this Tox?

 

 

The Fault In Our Stars Book Review

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Title: The Fault In Our Stars

Series: Stand Alone

Author: John Green

Publisher: Dutton Books

Pages: 313

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I read this book before I watched the movie and its such a great story. I love how John Green writes, he truly has become one of my top favorite authors.

Of course, the book was way better than the movie, that’s how it usually is. I picked this book up when I was at the airport waiting for my flight back home and read the whole book. I was sad and was shocked at how this story played out. It such a cute, emotional, story that gave me the feels.

The two main characters are Hazel Grace Lancaster and Augustus Waters. I absolutely love these two characters together! I’m not much of a romantic type and if there is romance it needs to be original type romance if you know what I mean. Now that I’m thinking about it this would have to be my favorite romance book and here’s why…

Hazel has cancer and is going thru depression, her mother sends her to a support group where she meets Augustus. Thru out the book, you see a wonderful relationship building between the two where they fall in love with each other.

John Green wrote this story very beautiful and detailed. The character building between the two was perfect. The ending had me, I was expecting it but still had me with my feelings. I like how the ending finished, I was wondering how it was going to end and it ended just right.

I definitely recommend reading the book then watching the movie, I liked both but we all know the book is always better.

Ready to fall in love?

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The Reader Confession Tag

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Found this fun Book Tag on Read Yourself Happy

Have you ever damaged a book?

No never! However, I have spilled my drink on a page a couple times but I never actually damaged a book where the book was completely damaged.

Have you ever damaged a borrowed book?

The only books I have borrowed were from my local library and I have not damaged any books when borrowed.

How long does it take you to read a book?

Now that I am a mother of a one-month-old it takes me at least a full week to finish one book.

Book that you haven’t finished?

I haven’t finished reading Caraval by Stephanie Garber, I didn’t get a chance since I gave birth around the time I was reading the book and I started reading the YA Barnes And Noble book club book Wilder Girls. I’ll get to the book after this one hopefully I just got a little distracted.

Hyped or popular books that you didn’t like?

Hocus Pocus and the all-new sequel! There was so much hype about this book and I was so disappointed in it. Click here to see my book review on the book.

Is there a book you wouldn’t tell anyone you were reading?

As an adult, I will tell anyone who asked what I was reading but when I was a child growing up my favorite book series were the Warriors by Erin Hunter and I used to hide my book from my classmates thinking they would make fun of me for reading, silly thing to do.

How many books do you own?

I have no clue but the words of my man he would say “Too many!”

Are you a fast or slow reader?

I’m in between, I’m an average reader however if the book has a lot of details and I’m really into the book I will take my time and read slow.

Do you like to buddy read?

I have not done a buddy read before if anyone is interested to let me know!

If you were only allowed to own one book, what would it be and why?

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The first book of Warriors in the Warriors series. I picked this book because the series is what got me to start reading and I mean seriously reading all the time.

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Down The Rabbit Hole Book Review

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Title: Down The Rabbit Hole

Series: Stand Alone

Author: Holly Madison

Publisher: Dey Street Books

Pages: 335

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My mother let me borrow this book and at first, I was kinda on the defense side about reading it but gave it a chance only because I was curious.

Holly wrote this book where it’s going to make you want more and more of the story and why these girls wanted to be a playboy bunny in the first place. The story was juicy and detailed on the life of Holly and how she become a playboy bunny.

I must say that this is one of my new favorite autobiography books. So much detail about Holly and where her life went before and after the playboy mansion.  Holly’s story is not some boring story, from the beginning to the end of the book kept me going where I didn’t want to stop reading.

Holly talks about her time on the show The Girls Next Door, and her relationship with Hugh Heffner and the other girls in the mansion. She shares juicy details about what went on in the house and how things work and what it was like being a playboy model and Hugh Heffner’s girlfriend.

You get an insight into what it was like to be a playboy bunny and what girls did just to be living in the mansion. Holly also goes into detail on her personal life before she was a playboy model and what she did after the playboy life. This story was just interesting to read about Holly and the person she is now today. It’s not easy coming out with the truth or at least her truth in her eyes.

Who’s curious to know?

 

 

 

 

 

Every Day I’m Hustling Book Review

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Title: Every Day I’m Hustling

Series: Stand Alone

Author: Vivica A. Fox

Publisher: St. Martin’s Press

Pages: 288

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What a great autobiography book. I’m so thrilled to have this lovely gem to my autobiography/biography book collection. Very inspirational. I learned a lot from Vivica and what she represents as a successful woman.

I first noticed Vivica in the Quentin Tarantino’s movie Kill Bill, my second favorite movie all time. I read this book this whole week while I was at work on my breaks and when I would get home. I couldn’t put this book down and re-reading some of the pages just to hear her inspiration on life and to be successful.

My favorite part in the book is the “Turn Your Haters Into Congratulators” page 121 section 3.Dont let someone ruin your workspace. I love when she says “Do you have a snake on the loose in your office? My condolences, but we’ll get through this.” I so happen to be reading that part while I was in my office at work and had to share this line with my co-worker who is dealing with some complications at work. It was just perfect timing.

Vivica is smart, funny, and the way she explains her life from the beginning sharing her dreams and doing what it takes and learning from her mistakes such as career-wise and relationship and taking on business she is a headstrong woman. I enjoyed reading this book and had the opportunity to meet her at Barnes And Noble and got my book signed by her.

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Who’s ready to hustle?

It’s Almost Time

Hey everyone! I have been super busy (What every blogger says when they go MIA from their blog) I have been looking forward to this month for a very long time and if you have been keeping up with me then you would know that I am expecting my first child this month. She will be here in three days or at least her due date is on the 22nd so I’m sure you understand that I am very excited for this weekend.

Not only is my daughter arriving this month we also moved into a two bedroom apartment, we definitely needed more space for us all however the nursery room is bigger than the master room so I had to make some arrangements for my bookshelves. I used to have them cady corner but now that I have a smaller room I had to put two of the same shelves up against the wall and put the skinner bookshelf into the nursery room.

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What my bookshelves used to look like in the old apartment

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What my bookshelves currently look like right now

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Skinny Bookshelf  in the nursery room

Nothing too fancy but I’m pretty happy with the setup. Right now I have stopped going on my book hauls once a month and been more focused on baby stuff and setting up everything for her, and what I mean setting up for her we have been working on her own personal library. Also gives me more time to focus on my TBR list because over the year I gathered so many new books and my TBR list is huge right now.

With that being all said I have been doing more “Me Time” I’m still reading every day, however, I been stuck reading my Sailor Moon Manga books right now! I seriously can’t get enough of them and I’m hoping once the baby gets here I won’t be so tired where I won’t be able to read a book? Heck, we all know I’m gonna be sleepy all the time and hope for the best for the first few months and try to stick to my reading routine even if I can only get 20 minutes in I’ll still be happy.

Well ladies and gents, I’m gonna get off here and take that hot bath I been waiting all day for and catch up on some reading while I can. Happy Reading All!

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