One Too Many Lies ARC Book Review

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Title: One Too Many Lies

Series: Stand Alone

Author: L. A. Bowen

Publisher: West 44 Books

Publishing Date: December 1, 2018

Pages: 200

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THANK YOU NETGALLEY AND THE PUBLISHER FOR THE COPY OF THIS BOOK. ALL THOUGHTS AND OPINIONS ARE MY OWN. 

SPOILER FREE!

This book was not for me. The book is written in verse. I felt this could have been written better with more of a story to it. The book was not going anywhere with the characters or nothing too exciting happens.

Paige is the girl writing as if she is in her journal. She writes down everything that is going on around her. She and her two best friends tell little white lies to people around them if it is about their age or where they are staying the night.

The story is short and maybe could have been a bit longer so we could get more from the characters. But all in all, I almost DNF the book but kept going for hopes that it was going to get better with the plot but nothing came of it.

I gave it 1/5 for the lack of character growth, not very detailed or scripted. The story of the girls and the white lies was just not very interesting or exciting for me.

Ready to take a chance?

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A – Z Bookish Survey Tag

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Well Well Well…You got me! Book Tags are extremely addicting and so creative. Not only do I enjoy doing them but I’m also addicted to reading other book blogs who participate in the Book Tags. I found this awesome Book Tag on The Perks Of Being Noura

Are you ready for this?

AUTHOR YOU’VE READ THE MOST BOOKS FROM:

Erin Hunter who wrote the Warriors series.

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BEST SEQUEL EVER:

Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo.

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My book review on this lovely gem right here

 

CURRENTLY READING:

Hocus Pocus & The All New sequel by A. W. Jantha and Midnight With The Devil by Emma Castle.
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DRINK OF CHOICE WHILE READING:

Hot tea!!! Always will be hot tea. All day every day!

E-READER OR PHYSICAL COPY?

Physical copy always, just to add to my bookshelf. Recently I have been using my Nook a bit more when I go out to places.

FICTIONAL CHARACTER YOU PROBABLY WOULD HAVE DATED IN HIGH SCHOOL:

That’s a tough one to think about…I like the bad boys but with some heart so possibly Kaz from Six Of Crows…We would probably skip class to go chill in the city…hahaha

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GLAD YOU GAVE THIS BOOK A CHANCE:

My most recent read, Crow Flight by Susan Cunningham.

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Catch my review here

HIDDEN GEM BOOK:

I have a highly recommended comic/ book series that no one really hears about and that would be the Fables by Bill Willingham. My absolute favorite read of all time. Just like the show Once Upon A Time (The show got the idea from Fables) Haven’t heard of it? Your missing out definitely check them out.

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IMPORTANT MOMENT IN YOUR READING LIFE:

Accomplishing my Book Blog, It’s a pretty big deal for me considering I always wanted to start one.

JUST FINISHED:

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Crow Flight by Susan Cunningham.

KIND OF BOOKS YOU WON’T READ:

 

I read pretty much anything, I just favorite YA a lot more. But my least favorites are paranormal stories.

LONGEST BOOK YOU READ:

I think that would be Children Of Blood And Bone By Tomi Adeyemi with 523 pages. I’m kinda picky when it comes to books with a lot of pages, the book better be out of this world amazing!

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Book Review here

MAJOR BOOK HANGOVER BECAUSE OF:

The Cruel Prince By Holly Black! I need to know more asap!

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Book Review here

NUMBER OF BOOKCASES YOU OWN:

I own three at the moment. I hope to have a whole room filled with bookcases!

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ONE BOOK YOU HAVE READ MULTIPLE TIMES:

Yet again, Warriors by Erin Hunter! Seriously they are just that amazing.

PREFERRED PLACE TO READ:

On my bed but it depends on what mood I am. If I’m really feeling lazy then it’s my bed but if I’m kinda hyped up and chill feeling it will be in my living room relaxing with the porch door open for fresh air.

QUOTE, THAT INSPIRES YOU / GIVES YOU ALL THE FEELS FROM A BOOK YOU’VE READ:

“Everything is funny if you can laugh at it.” – Lewis Carroll

READING REGRET:

Hmmm I have none 🙂

SERIES YOU STARTED AND NEED TO FINISH (ALL BOOKS ARE OUT IN SERIES)

That would be the Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer! I have soo soo much to catch up on! Sigh.

THREE OF YOUR ALL TIME FAVORITE BOOKS:

  • Wicked By Gregory Maguire
  • Heartless By Marissa Meyer
  • Ace Of Shades By Amanda Foody

UNAPOLOGETIC FANGIRL FOR:

Funko pops & STAR WARS! DUN DUN DUN!

VERY EXCITED FOR THIS RELEASE MORE THAN ALL THE OTHERS:

The Wicked King By Holly Black!!! Yes, I’m too excited and I’m so counting down the day’s everyone!

WORST BOOKISH HABIT:

Buying tons of books when its book haul day and taking a year or so to finally get to read them.

X MARKS THE SPOT: START AT THE TOP LEFT OF YOUR SHELF AND PICK THE 27TH BOOK: 

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Turtles All The Way Down By John Green.

YOUR LATEST BOOK PURCHASE:

I have not purchased a book for a couple weeks only to save up for a big book haul shopping on the 25th which is in TWO days!

ZZZ – SNATCHER BOOK ( LAST BOOK THAT KEPT YOU UP WAY LATE)

That would be my current read right now, Midnight With The Devil By Emma Castle.

That’s all for this awesome tag! I tag everyone who is interested in this Book Tag. TTFN.

P.S

Happy Fall Everyone. It’s officially here!

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Crow Flight ARC Book Review

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Title: Crow Flight

Series: Stand Alone

Author: Susan Cunningham

Publisher: Amberjack Publishing

Publishing Date: December 11, 2018

Pages: 352

 

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I VOLUNTARILY READ AND REVIEW THIS ADVANCE COPY FROM NETGALLEY. ALL THOUGHTS AND OPINIONS ARE MY OWN, THANK YOU.

SPOILER FREE!

I’m very very VERY thrilled that I gave this book a chance. No mystical creatures, no royal families trying to take over the world its just a smooth read from the beginning to the very end. I could not put this book down. This is my first Susan Cunningham book I read from her and she brought it all in this lovely gem.

I was a bit nervous about getting into the book, I was thinking this was going to be like the Matrix with a little twist with some Crows into it. I was totally wrong and that’s a good thing! The beginning of the book hooked me and I needed to know more of what was going to happen and therefore I could not wast any time with anything else besides reading the whole book to find out.

From the beginning, we are introduced to a very intelligent young girl name Gin. Gin has a dream to get into Harvard University. She has a talent for designing programs. Programs that help you on what to wear, what to eat, when to be social, and possibly who you should date.

Going to Harvard is not her only goal. Gin is taking a computer simulations class that is a college-level course. The mentor of the class is Ms. Sandlin who is offering a summer internship to the best modeler. Gin who is determined to get this internship and put her talents to the test to achieve this goal.

Gin meets a boy in her class name Felix. Felix is also very intelligent with computers and designing programs. They are partners where they have to work together and design models. Gin starts to fall for Felix and learns that he and his father like to train Crows as a hobby.

“A plane flew across the sky and for a second, she imagined the rows of people tucked neatly inside, watching movies and sipping sodas. No idea they were flying over a boy training crows.”

For their final project, they decided to use the Crows and all the data over the years. Felix’s father who owns one of the biggest tech companies is not too excited about learning that his son and his partner are using the Crows for their project. With that being said things get really interesting and a dark secret that Gin will soon discover.

Susan Cunningham was detailed with her writing and I enjoyed every second of it. She did a wonderful job putting this story together and the pace of the story was perfect where I just wanted to know what was going to happen. I adore Gin’s and her best friend Hannah relationship (We all need a Hannah in our life’s) The ending was great! Highly recommend this lovely gem. I am not big on computers or designing but this story was just too good where you don’t have to be into computers or programming to have an understanding of the story.

Unique story, mystery vibes, a little romance! 5/5

Ready to build a model?

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20 Questions Book Tag

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Howdy Bookworms! Here is yet another Book Tag for you. Thank you Flowers In the Brain for tagging me in this lovely Book Tag. Once said and will say it again, Bookworms scouts honor to tell the truth and nothing but the truth. Here we go!

  1. HOW MANY BOOKS IS TOO MANY BOOKS IN A BOOK SERIES?

It would depend on the author for me. If the story is one big adventure and so many characters to get to know and character growth and the writing is well put together in detail then the sky is the limit for me.

2.  HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT CLIFFHANGERS?

Cliffhangers can be good. Sometimes. Hmm.

 

3. HARD COPY OR PAPERBACK?

I’m all in for the hardcovers and here is why. I love how they look on my bookshelf’s and I feel all sorts of good/comfy vibes holding a hardcover book unless I’m reading more then two hours then my wrists start to get sore.

4. FAVORITE BOOK?

  I have a lot of faves, but so far for 2018 will have to be Heartless! WAIT! Ace Of Shades! NO WAIT! The Cruel Prince! Yes that’s the one.

5. LEAST FAVORITE BOOK?

For 2018 and maybe for all books so far, which takes a lot for me to not like a book would have to be Emergency Contact By Mary H. K. Choi. I was expecting so much more I guess.

6. LOVE TRIANGLES? YES OR NO?

I’m gonna go right in the middle and say sometimes. If the author can pull it off nicely and make some juicy, dangerous, creative, and twisted love triangle then I’m all in.

7. THE MOST RECENT BOOK YOU JUST COULDN’T FINISHED?

None so far and I hope to keep it that way. No fun when you have to put a book down.

8. BOOK YOU’RE CURRENTLY READING?

Doing more tags and reading them on other post I noticed this is the main question on all Book Tags. I mean of course it’s going to be asked but when doing tags we should just automatically put are current read in are post before we begin the questions, kinda like when you go to a meeting and you introduce your self! “Hi my name is and I’m here for….” It could be a introduction for us Bookworms..Something like this “My current read Hocus Pocus & The All New Sequel By A. W. Jantha” Hmm Yes? No? Maybe? I don’t know just thinking out loud.

9. LAST BOOK YOU RECOMMENDED TO SOMEONE?

The Cruel Prince By Holly Black to a new friend I made at the Barnes And Noble Book Club last month.

10. OLDEST BOOK YOU READ? 

Hmmm does a Dictionary count? If not Anything Can Happen By George Papashvily published in the 40’s.

11. NEWEST BOOK YOU’VE READ?

My current read Hocus Pocus & The All New Sequel By A. W. Jantha any how it’s not a completed read yet but it will be 🙂

12. FAVORITE AUTHOR?

Right now Marissa Meyer!

 

13. BUYING BOOKS?

All day everyday baby!

14. A BOOK YOU DISLIKE THAT EVERYONE ELSE SEEMS TO LOVE?

Nope, unless Emergency Contact By Mary H. K. Choi but I think most others would agree!?

15. BOOKMARKS OR DOG EARRINGS?

Bookmarks all the way!

16. A BOOK YOU CAN REREAD? 

Warriors By Erin Hunter. The whole series and every book I want to reread them!

17. CAN YOU READ WHILE LISTENING TO MUSIC?

Only if its Lofi! But I prefer absolute silence.

 

18. ONE POV OR MULTIPLE POVS?

Multiple POVs! Gives me the opportunity to know each character and have more of a understanding on a situation and how they feel about an event or the other character in the story.

19. DO YOU READ A BOOK IN ONE SETTING OR OVER MULTIPLE DAYS?

Multiple days. I tend to take my time when it comes to reading, unless the book is just so darn incredible but even so I have a busy schedule thru out the day that I don’t have enough time in the day to complete one whole book in a day.

20. ONE BOOK YOU READ BECAUSE OF THE COVER?

The book that started it all for me, the book that pushed me to read more and more…

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Warriors By Erin Hunter.

 

  

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Sunshine Blogger Award

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Good Morning From Vegas. Woke up to this lovely tag from Books & Munches! 

Thank you so much for tagging me. Bookworm Scouts honor to answer your questions with the truth and nothing but the truth.

THE RULES

  • Thank Blogger(s) who nominated you for the award and link back to their blog.
  • Answer the 11 questions the blogger asked you.
  • Nominate 11 new blogs to receive the award and write them 11 new questions.
  • List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo in your post and/or on your blog.

THE QUESTIONS  

  1. IF YOU COULD BECOME ANY FICTIONAL CHARACTER, WHICH ONE WOULD YOU PICK?

I would be Starfire from the Teen Titans. YES I said it because I always loved her in the DC Comics and the old Teen Titans show. Not only does she kick butt but her personality is just so awesome that she could be my BFF.

 

2. WHAT SEASON DO YOU LIKE BEST? WHY?

FALL! Hands down. Why?

  • I live in a desert, once fall hits here it’s not to cold or to hot outside which makes perfect weather for me to sit outside on my porch to read a book.
  • PUMPKIN SPICE EVERYTHING! Pumpkin spice tea, pumpkin spice donuts, pumpkin spice pop tarts, and pumpkin spice candles! OH YES!
  • Carving pumpkins!
  • Oh and my birthday is in fall, November 13th.

3.  WHAT’S, ACCORDING TO YOU, A PERFECT HALLOWEEN / OCTOBER READ?

My current read right now, Hocus Pocus & The All New Sequel By A. W. Jantha

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4. WHO / WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO START BLOGGING? 

What inspired me to start my book blog was to meet other bookworms out there in this big old world. My best friends, my boyfriend, and even my family are not readers. I have no one to discuss and fan girl over books. Books are my life and I want to share that passion with others who share the same. I mean I do have a lot to say when it comes to books and I need to let it all out one way or another and I guess that’s blogging.

5. HOW MANY BOOKS DO YOU OWN THAT YOU HAVEN’T READ YET?

One moment please…49! All of them are on my TBR list 🙂

6. WHAT DOES YOUR PERFECT SELF- CARE DAY / NIGHT / WEEKEND LOOK LIKE?

I do have a lot of self-care days. During the day it’s sipping on some hot tea and taking Pop’s for his daily walk. Sewing, and lots of it. The rest of the day it’s more hot tea and reading! Little time spending with my boyfriend. Been with him for 10 years so I like to hang out in the bedroom where I have all my books while he is in the living room playing his games (The more the years go on we do are own thing but in the same house hold) HA! I don’t know why that puts a smile on my face but it did because playing online games like COD (Call Of DUTY) was always in my daily plan. NOT ANY MORE. But the perfect self care for me is just being me and doing what I love everyday and truth is that took me awhile to do. Make yourself happy and focus on your true hobbies that you are thrilled to do because if you don’t your mind will go nuts one way or another?! I hope I answered this correctly.

7. WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE BOOK COVER EVER?

This bad boy right here! Willa Of The Wood By Robert Beatty. This cover just speaks nature to me. The green and blue just UGH so stunning.

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8. ARE THERE WORDS / TERMS THAT IMMEDIATELY TURN YOU OFF A BOOK? WHICH ONES? WHY?

Hmm very good question. No there is not. At least not right now.

9. IS THERE A GENRE YOU RARELY READ BUT DO LOVE READING?

Autobiography books. I do enjoy reading stories from others and what they experience. I remember when I read Marilyn Manson’s autobiography in freshmen year in high school…one and only one thing came to mind..TMI…and wow rock and roll man! Two things I guess.

10. MUNCHES! WHAT NATIONAL / LOCAL DISH ARE YOU MOST PROUD OF?

CALAMARI! Yes I love Calamari, I always look forward to a plate of this deliciousness.

11. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE BOOKISH ITEM?

Bookish candles. So so many creative ones and they smell fantastic which is a plus. I like to put the bookish candles on my shelf by the book that the candle belongs to. Anyone else do that?

 

THE TAGS

Since I’m new to the book blog community I don’t have a 11 bloggers to tag. No biggie, I will tag as many as I can.

Lyn @Nomadic Worlds  * Much Ado About Literature * Flowers In The Brain * Noura @The Perks Of Being Noura 

MY QUESTIONS

  1. Hardcovers, Paperbacks, or Nooks?
  2. What is the last book you read?
  3. What fictional character you would like to interview and what would the question(s) be?
  4. What is your favorite read so far in 2018?
  5. Hot Tea? Coffee? Lemonade? What do you sip on when you read?
  6. Have you ever read in a strange or out of the ordinary place before?
  7. What popular book that is out and you have not read it yet?
  8. What is the most books you ever got in one day on a book haul?
  9. Where is your favorite place to go read that is not in your home?
  10. Any books you are excited coming out next year 2019?
  11. How many hours do you read a day?

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Book Blog Newbie Tag

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I guess this should of been my very first Book Tag. But that’s okay better late then never. Before I jump into these lovely questions I found this Book Tag on Much Ado About Literature

Lets Begin..

WHY DID YOU START THIS BLOG?

To keep tract of all my book reviews in one place where I can call home. Seriously, to make new friends that have the same interest as me. Where I’m from people are shock when they learn that I read books and I will never understand why they think I’m not a bookworm. My best friend and boyfriend and everyone else around me do not read so therefore I have no one to discuss books with. I have a home here on my blog where I can express exactly how I feel towards the things I love, which is books and share the same passion with other bookworms.

WHAT ARE SOME FUN AND UNIQUE THINGS YOU CAN BRING TO BOOK BLOGGING?

Honesty, Personality, Just being me. But I’m sure you heard these one to many times. But there is no one out there like me and there’s no one out there like you. One fun thing I would like to do is create my own Book Tags, maybe? I don’t know yet, If I have the time I just might do it because I do have something in mind 😉

WHAT ARE YOU MOST EXCITED FOR ABOUT THIS NEW BLOG?

MEETING WONDERFUL BOOKWORMS AROUND THE WORLD! Considering I might be the only Bookworm living in Las Vegas that doesn’t drink or hang out at the strip and rather stay home and drink some hot tea and read a book. Golly! How old am I?

WHY DO YOU LOVE READING?

To get away from my life! I’m just kidding my life is amazing. We live in a world with no magic and no mystical creatures, no dark twisted crimes or truths (For some of us anyways) I enjoy reading for the fantasy vibes, you know what I’m saying?! Yes to escape this boring mortal world to enter a world that might not really exist but for those hours I’m reading they exist and that means for me for that moment I’m in a whole new world with new characters and new adventures that I get to experience.

WHAT BOOK OR SERIES GOT YOU INTO READING? 

I’m glad you asked. Warriors by Erin Hunter. I will always and forever be proud to have read these lovely,amazing books growing up. When I was younger I was obsessed reading different Encyclopedia books and my two favorite books was the Google Encyclopedia and the Cat Encyclopedia.

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Holy Cow! Total book geek. Since I loved cats and one time in my life I wanted to be some animal behavior expert that sits around under a tree taking notes and pictures of Tigers, Lions, and Leopards. While I was in that little zone as a kid I found the Warriors series at Barnes And Noble and because there was a cat on the cover I had to have it and YES! My reading has developed into more stories then facts but that’s the beauty of reading, at least for me.

WHAT QUESTIONS WOULD YOU ASK YOUR FAVORITE AUTHORS? 

I get star struck. I freeze up and my smile is so wide but nothing is coming out of my mouth. I will NEVER get the chance to ask any questions in person, I will be standing there with the book in my hand hoping they will do the talking for me. Jeeze, how embarrassing right! I’m sure I’m not the only one. AKWARD!

WHAT CHALLENGES DO YOU THINK STARTING A BLOG WILL BE THE HARDEST TO OVERCOME?

I don’t know any challenges that I can think of. I have all the time to be blogging so time wont be a challenge. I’m on here to meet new bookworms like myself so engaging with others or keeping up with post wont be a challenge. The only thing I can think of that is kind of a  minor challenge would have to be my spelling and grammar on here. I mean this is a book blog and I read a lot but I’m still not the best in the world when it comes to spelling. I get really excited to post a new blog so I type fast so I can make sure I get everything on my mind down without forgetting anything and I just might skip a word or a letter somewhere and if I do just give me that shout!

WHEN DID YOU START READING? 

I really don’t know. But what I do know it was at a very young age that I can read for myself. Something I would have to ask my Ma she knows the exact age!

WHERE DO YOU READ?

Under a cactus…

Seriously…

I have only three spots I read and a cactus is not one of them.  If I have the time in the morning to read its on my couch with my legs kicked up (Movie theater style couches) which is in my living room.

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Yes I took this picture when I was writing this post.

Who is that on the couch?

That’s Pops! He’s my crazy pooch who naps thru out the day.

Now my second and most favorite spot to read would be my BED! I’m pretty sure 99% of us bookworms do most of our readings on are cozy beds.

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Did I make the bed before I took this picture? You bet your buns I did!

Last but not least would be my porch. So how it works considering I live in a desert and it gets to be over 100 degrees here in the summer you will NOT see me outside reading a book. Once fall is here like pretty much now I start to sit outside my porch once the sun sets and cools down at night to read for a couple hours out there. Sorry no picture since I am working on my porch to get it ready for full reading this season.

WHAT KIND OF BOOKS DO YOU LIKE TO READ?

I love all books. But at the end of the day it will always be YA. Fantasy, action, and of course a complicated love story with some danger thrown into the story. I need some mystical creature sometimes too and don’t forget a crazy villain too, we always need one of those!

Well folks that is all from this Book Tag today. If you had finished this then you know a little more about me,  I love to hear what you think so drop some comments down below! TTFN.

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