Dear Jackson Book Review

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Title: Dear Jackson

Series: Stand Alone

Author: Carynn Bohley

Publisher: Amazon

Pages: 116

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This story was absolutely touching and definitely reached a place in my heart. Carynn wrote the story with detail and was beautifully written. I look forward to reading future stories from this author.

The cover of the book is so beautiful! The cover immediately caught my eye. I’m a sucker for beautiful covers, I mean who isn’t, right!

You immediately get into the story with Malcolm Gibbs, the main character of the story is a sixteen-year-old boy who truly goes threw a life change in just a few months. His parents had just divorced and he and his younger sister Annie who can be your typical little sibling brat move to Kentucky with their mother to live with their grandmother.

The author truly put detail into the story where you feel the Kentucky warmth and country like in the story. I’m a city girl so reading the world set in this story made me feel like I was truly there with the characters.

Malcolm is adjusting his new life in the country while his younger sister Annie seems to have adjusted their new life very well. One day they received devastating news about Malcolms older sibling Jackson. Malcolm seems to be very close to his older brother who is a soldier serving the country. When the news of his brother passing Malcolm goes to a rather silent, dark mood where not only his parents divorced and having to move to a new environment and now his brother passing, he has a lot going on for a sixteen-year-old.

While Malcolm is trying to cope with his new surroundings and the news of his older brother passing his grandmother has neighbors who have a beautiful stallion which his younger sister Annie is obsessed with and wants to investigate the horse by going up to the fence petting the horse. The siblings meet the neighbor’s daughter who is the same age as Malcolm name Bella.

Bella shares with the siblings that her stallion name is Blue. Annie is fascinated with the horse. Malcolm and Bella become very close and have a special bond between the two over time. While everything seems to go good in Malcolm’s life something tragic hits his sister Annie. While it sets him off once again heading back into the darkness that seems like he can’t find the light in his life.

Malcolm pushes the people closes to him and struggles to find the light once more the author writes this story so beautifully to keep you interested and wanting more to know what will happen to young Malcolm and the ones he loves.

I truly loved the story and the characters. Beautifully written and the amazing character growth with Malcolm that I couldn’t put the story down and needed to know what would happen to him.

Ready to go to Kentucky with Malcolm?

All my reviews are my honest opinions and thoughts on the book. Thank you author for sending me the story for exchange for my honest review.

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The Queen Of Nothing Book Review

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Title: The Queen Of Nothing

Series: The Folk Of The Air #3

Author: Holly Black

Publisher: Little Brown

Pages: 300

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Book one ” The Cruel Prince” Book Review here

Book Two ” The Wicked King” Book Review here

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We finally made it to the very end of this amazing story. The way that Wicked King ended made me want more and I had to know what was going on with Jude and what was her destiny and where she was going to be left off in this crazy fairy world.

I definitely feel that this is my favorite book out of the series only because everything was coming together and the beginning to the end was beautiful. I was surprised at how some things turned out and there was definitely more action and more feelings in the story.

I love how we get right into it from the beginning of the book, right where we left off from the second book. Holly Black did not disappoint me in this! The cover of the book is beautiful and the title fits perfectly with the story.

We get a little back story of Cardan, also would like to say that I love Jude and Cardan! I won’t say any more of it but trust and understand that the two together are perfect. I love that type of story where its a love/ hate thing.

The ending of the story is everything to me and I’m happy how everything was left off. I was in a big book hangover when I finished the book realizing it was officially over. It was a great journey to follow these characters.

Ready to say goodbye to the Fae world?

 

 

 

Top Ten Extraordinary Book Titles

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A day late posting this, but you know that saying “better late than never!” I haven’t done a Top Ten Tuesday for some time now, here are my top ten extraordinary book titles! Enjoy!

  1. Lord Of Flies By William Golding
  2. Children Of Blood And Bone By Tomi Adeyemi
  3. Are You There God? It’s me, Margaret By Judy Blume
  4. Six Of Crows By Leigh Bardugo
  5. From Twinkle, With Love By Sandhya Menon
  6. The Dark Descent Of Elizabeth Frankenstein By Kiersten White
  7. Simon Vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda By Becky Albertalli
  8. Clock Dance By Anne Tyler
  9. I’m Not Dying With You Tonight By Kimberly Jones & Gilly Segal
  10. A Court Of Thorns And Roses By Sarah J. Maas

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What you all think? Let me know in the comments if you heard any of these titles! Just so you know my absolute favorite title would have to be Children Of Blood And Bone, even the second book that is coming out sounds amazing! Happy Reading to all!

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I’m Not Dying With You Tonight Book Review

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Title: I’m Not Dying With You Tonight

Series: Stand Alone

Author: Kimberly Jones & Gilly Segal

Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire

Pages: 249

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Barnes & Noble September YA book club book choice of the month.

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I enjoyed this read very much! I looked forward to reading this story every time I open the book. I loved how fast-paced the story was and how much action that was flowing thru the story.

We have two main characters that are completely the opposite of each other and how they see things in the world, they both are seniors at McPherson High School who both attend to the football game on a Friday night. We have Lena, who is not shy about her feelings and speaks her mind. She has a best friend name Lashunda and a boyfriend that goes by the name Black who is not in high school and is a bit older than Lena.

Campbell is the new girl in school and the new girl in the neighborhood. She is a bit more conservative and shy and keeps to herself with her thoughts. She was originally living with her mother but since her mom took a job outside of the country Campbell had to move with her dad. Her dad owns a hardware store in the neighborhood.

At the football game, we have both girls attend, Lena is watching the game and we have Campbell who is working the concession stand. A fight breaks out and both girls end up getting stuck with each other where this fight is getting out of control where there is gunshots, police officers not able to control the fight and the fight gets more serious where it is leading out to the neighborhoods and is now a straight riot.

Both girls need to get home safely and stick together on this wild adventure who needs to look out for each other in this crazy riot that breaks out in the streets. The writing of the story was well written where I can perfectly vison the scenes in my head like a movie. I enjoyed the story and how we get to read the girl’s view of each chapter to know what was going on in their head while everything was happening.

I really don’t like Lena’s boyfriend Black, I really think he was shady and didn’t seem to care for Lena’s safety when everything was getting out of control however the ending of the story with them kinda left me wondering what Lena was gonna do with her relationship with him.

The ending of the story was good and was something I wasn’t expecting to happen, I’m pretty satisfied how everything ended not leaving me wondering about so many things.

Ready to survive this night?

 

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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