Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Would You Rather... Spooky Edition. Happy Halloween!!


Happy Halloween everyone! Here's a nice little spooky post for the day. I can't believe it's already Halloween. Thanksgiving and Christmas is right around the corner. I'm too excited for the holidays and I'm wanting them to hurry up and get here!

With all that being said, let's get into these spooky would you rathers!
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Thrillers or Supernatural(s):
Ugh... I guess this really just depends on my mood. Some days I really like things that put that thrill in me and some days I like things like The Vampire Diaries where there's a lot of supernatural things. Ummmmm. I'm just going to go with supernatural. I watch/read more with supernatural things compared to thrillers. 

Ghosts or Zombies:
I hate zombies. I think they are the dumbest things ever thought up. Ghosts. Definitely. At least they could be real. 

Vampires or Werewolves:
I'm a bigger fan of vampires. I have to to read a book or watch anything good that has werewolves in it. Recommend me something good with werewolves in it and I might change my mind.

Witches or Monsters:
Witches. Witches are cooler by default. They can do all kinds of stuff. Monsters are just scary. Boring.

Would you rather read a book with 13 chapters or a book with a black cat on the cover?
I'm going to go with the 13 chapters. I'm taking a chance here. What if it's like the scariest book ever? They could also be really long chapters. I just feel like the black cat thing is really cheesy. 

Would you rather read a spooky book in the dark with only a candle for light or by yourself in a locked brightly lit room?
In the dark! Totally sets the mood for the book. I feel like if I were in a brightly lit room, it wouldn't feel the same. It has to feel spooky.

Would you rather face your worst fears or be trapped in the mind of a killer?
Seeing as all of my worst fears include my child, I'm going to go with being in the mind of a killer. I would have to deal with that turmoil than have to deal with anything happening to my son. 

Would you rather watch a scary movie or read a scary book?
Movie! I just really enjoy watching scary things, it's my thrill. Always gets my adrenaline going. I haven't read a scary book since elementary school. Recommend me some!

Would you rather read spooky books during the fall time or all year?
I don't ever read spooky books. I've never really been interested in them. If I did, I feel like I would read them any time of the year. Just like I will watch a scary movie any time of the year. 

Would you rather read 10 spooky books in October or 10 spooky books all year? 
All year. One, I know I can't read 10 books in one month. Two, I would get burned out of the spookiness if I was forced to read 10 spooky books in one month. 
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Be sure to leave your answers in the comment. Better yet, do it yourself and leave your link in the comments!!

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Need To Read Before 2018 Ends



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.
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This weeks topic was a Halloween/Creepy freebie. Well, I have a Halloween-type post that I have scheduled for tomorrow so I've decided to stray away from the creepy vibes. There are many books I need to read before this year is done with so I thought I would share with you guys!

I know there's no way in hell I'll be able to read all of these before the year is over. Seeing as I let a randomizer choose what I read. So you may see this in my list of books I didn't get to in 2018 and must read in 2019.
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How have I not read this book yet? It's been sitting on my shelves since the week it was released! I've heard so many great things about this book and I don't know why I haven't picked it up yet.
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I think I'm going to read this book in December. I really feel like it's going to be a good winter read. Hopefully, it'll feel like winter in December. Florida is very unpredictable.
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I have yet to read anything by Victoria Schwab. I'm really dying to read this series. I've heard many great things about this series. I don't know why I've been putting it off.
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I bought this really pretty special edition of this book. I bought it when I had a decent amount of extra cash and I bought it on a whim at Target when I bought every book I was ever iffy about. Terrible decision, I haven't read any of those books yet. I have a problem.
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I won this book in a giveaway earlier this year and I have yet to read it. I've heard so many good things about this book and I feel like it's going to be such a great read. 
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This book is highly recommended. I still haven't read it and it was one of those books that I bought in that Target haul. I don't even know what this book is about. I'm awful.
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I just randomly picked up a book that I own by Morgan. I haven't read anything she's written but I'm pretty sure I own the majority of her books. Book addiction at it's finest. 
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I'm actually trying to not read this until I read Bardugo's other trilogy. I attempted to read this book earlier this year and I was a bit confused at what was going on. I'm just more excited to read this book compared to the other series.
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This book is probably one of my most anticipated reads. This book is just so gorgeous and I'm obsessed with it. I've heard many good things. Can't wait to read it!
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I'm not a very good Colleen Hoover fan. I still have this trilogy and Without Merit to read. I'm sorry Colleen. I'll be better.
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What books do you still need to read before 2018 is over? 

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Book Review: Tower of Dawn by Sarah J. Maas


Synopsis:
Chaol Westfall has always defined himself by his unwavering loyalty, his strength, and his position as the Captain of the Guard. But all of that has changed since the glass castle shattered, since his men were slaughtered, since the King of Adarlan spared him from a killing blow, but left his body broken.

His only shot at recovery lies with the legendary healers of the Torre Cesme in Antica—the stronghold of the southern continent's mighty empire. And with war looming over Dorian and Aelin back home, their survival might lie with Chaol and Nesryn convincing its rulers to ally with them.

But what they discover in Antica will change them both—and be more vital to saving Erilea than they could have imagined.

Purchase: Amazon - Kindle - Audiobook

My Review:
This series has found it's way up to my all time favorite series. With that being said, I did not want to read this book. I do not like Chaol. I know a lot of people say that this book will make you like him. I still don't like him.

Most of this book was boring for me. I feel like it took so long for Yrene to heal Chaol, and I honestly wish she couldn't do it. Poor girl got herself into so much crap just to heal him. I feel like the healing process was really dragged out and when he was healed, it was only for a little while. What.

I really liked that you get to see a different place. You get to see politics in the Southern Continent. You get to meet a new set of characters that you end up loving. You get to see new creatures. So much new stuff.

I almost didn't read this book. I was so close to not reading this book and just finding recaps online. But oh boy, I'm glad I read this book. You learn so many things in this book that I have never seen online. So many freaking twists!

The end of this book is what really made this book. As I've said, I was bored through most of this book. The end really brought up my opinion of this book. I was going to rate this book three stars and the ending changed it. I really loved how certain parts in this book has intertwined with parts of other books. It shed so much light.

Also, Nesryn and Sartaq. I freaking love them. I really hope that I get to see more of them in KoA. Maas better not mess with my new favorite couple.

I also would like to add that Chaol does grow as a character in this book. I'm happy that he's not really a big butt hole like he used to be. But, I still don't like him. Maybe I'll like him more in KoA.

Please don't skip this book. Please read it. Fight through it. It's an important installment in this series.

4/5 Stars.

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Top Five Tuesday: Top 5 Books With Magic


Happy Birthday to me! Today I am celebrating my 25th year of life. I was very kindly given the day off. I thought I was going to be able to spend my day reading Kingdom of Ash, but that unfortunately isn't happening until maybe later this week.

With that being said, my progress with Tower of Dawn isn't going so well. I really cannot get into this book! I hate Chaol so much! I'm going to try and power through most of it today. I'm about 41% through it right now. Maybe I can finish by the time I'm able to buy KoA.

Let's just hop right into the top five books with magic before I keep on typing and run out of reading time.

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Top Five Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by Shanah over at Bionic Book Worm. We get to explore a variety of fun topics. It's short and sweet. Feel free to share your top five!

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1. HARRY POTTER BY J.K. ROWLING


Is any list with the word magic in it complete without Harry Potter? This is a series that I'm planning to do a reread of really soon. I've been missing this wonderful world and I can't wait to sink my toes back into it. 

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2. QUEEN OF SHADOWS BY SARAH J. MAAS


I knew I had to include at least one of these books in this list. I'm too excited to see where this series ends up going. I started reading it earlier this year and I'm happy to say that I get to read the entire series in less than one year. I feel for those who had to wait for the releases. 

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3. THE WICKED DEEP BY SHEA ERNSHAW


I read this book earlier this year and I really enjoyed my time reading it. It's definitely a good starter book for books about witches. It's really my first one since Harry Potter!

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4. THREE DARK CROWNS BY KENDARE BLAKE


This book definitely has magical elements. You don't necessarily see a lot of it in this book though. It was a bit plain and didn't go into detail but I'm hoping the future books really delve into the magic.

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5. AN ENCHANTMENT OF RAVENS BY MARGARET ROGERSON


I really enjoyed this short fantasy. It held so much magic, even for being about 300 pages long. This book is definitely an amazing read! I really loved how unique this books was.

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Let me know of your recommendations for books with magic in them in the comments!

Monday, October 22, 2018

My Kingdom of Ash Predictions:

I really want to make a post about what I think is going to happen in Kingdom of Ash. I'm too excited for this book and I'm dying to see what happens. I'm just, UGH! I really need this book in my hands and I probably won't get it until Friday. It's not fair.

With that being said, I'm going to share with you guys my predictions for Kingdom of Ash. Of course, feel free to share your predictions in the comments!

Keep in mind, I'm still reading Tower of Dawn and so none of these predictions are going to involve anything that happens in that book.
  • Dorian is a Valg demon. Ashley from Ashleyoutpaged on Youtube has me convinced! I'm really anticipating that Dorian is a Valg demon. There's no way he's not. He looks nothing like his parents. His father was infested with a Valg demon and if they can reproduce with the witches, they can reproduce with anyone. Also, they obviously didn't kill Dorian and so that demon that was inside of him should still be there. There should be no exceptions!
  • I believe that Aelin is pregnant. I have a really strong feeling that she's pregnant and didn't want anyone to know. Although, I bet Lysandra knows. Lysandra gets told everything. 
  • I feel like something really big is going to happen for Elide. I really want something big to happen. I just think it's not going to be good. I have a feeling she's going to die and Lorcan is going to kill a lot of people and I feel like he may even be the one to kill Maeve out of heartbreak. 
  • I think they're going to use Rolfe to find Aelin. He's got that cool map thing on his arm that will show you where treasures are. I'm sure that wherever Aelin is, there has to be some kind of treasure or something. He's gonna help find her.
  • I feel like Manon is going to have to kill Dorian. Like I said, I am firm believer that Dorian is a Valg demon thanks to Ashley. Manon is going to release her power and in turn end up dying herself. I think we're going to lose both of them in this final installment. Which sucks because I've finally started to like Manon. OF COURSE THIS WOULD HAPPEN.
  • Chaol will die. This is just an honest hope as of right now. I still really dislike him and wish that he gets put down. 
  • "Should they succeed in their quest to find Aelin, the young queen will still be expected to pay the ultimate price to the Gods." Back to my Aelin being pregnant theory, I feel that if she is pregnant, she would come to the hard decision to sacrifice that child. Maybe some part of her knew this would happen and maybe that's why she wasn't taking a tonic to prevent pregnancy. 
  • "She would not greet the darkness's embrace today. But they would." I feel like this is talking about Rowan's cadre. I think they all end up on Aelin's side and they end up dying for her. 
  • I feel like this book is going to be loaded with death. 

Be sure to comment below with what you think will happen and if you agree with any of my predictions!

Thursday, October 18, 2018

The Fall Reading Book Tag:


Living in Florida, we don't really get a fall. We've had one morning with the weather below 80 degrees. So why not do a fall tag? We need something that resembles this amazing season we don't get to see.

I saw that Kelly over at Just Another Book In The Wall did this tag and decided I'm going to go ahead and post another tag this week. This tag was originally created by Bionic Book Worm.

This tag is only including books I've read in 2018.

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CRISP FALL AIR - A BOOK THAT FELT FRESH AND NEW


All Your Perfects by Colleen Hover. I think this book has become my favorite Colleen Hoover book. It really just made me feel all the feels. I definitely cried a little bit here and there, which is something that I don't normally do. 

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HOWLING WINDS - A BOOK THAT BLEW YOU AWAY 


Dangerous Girls by Abigail Haas. I was really late in reading this 2013 release. Boy, did I miss out. This book just was so freaking good and caught me off guard so many times. If you haven't read this one, you really need to. 

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LEAF FIGHT - A BOOK WITH NON-STOP ACTION


A Court Of Thorns And Roses by Sarah J. Maas. I feel like this book is such a great introduction to this amazing trilogy. This book just doesn't stop. It's the shortest book in the series and there's definitely a lot packed into it. 

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COMFY SWEATERS - A BOOK THAT GAVE YOU THE WARM AND FUZZY'S 


Love Blind by C. Desir and Jolene Perry. I loved this book. I loved the build up of the relationship. I just can't stand insta-love and when a book leads up to the love interest, it make my heart warm. I love seeing relationships grow into something more instead of it just instantly happening. 

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BRIGHT COLORS - A COVER WITH EITHER RED, ORANGE, OR YELLOW


Crown Of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas. If this isn't an autumnal looking book, I don't know what is. 

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PUMPKIN SPICE - YOU'RE MOST ANTICIPATED READ


Kingdom Of Ash by Sarah J. Maas. I totally wasn't planning on making three of my answers a book by Sarah J. Maas. It just happened that way. Anyway, I'm too excited about this book. I just need to get through Tower Of Dawn. Poop. 

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I thank you all for reading! I hope you enjoyed my answers and I hope that you share your own. I TAG YOU!

The Book Depository GIVEAWAY up to $20! INTERNATIONAL!


I know I said that I was going to try and do this giveway biweekly. That's just not going to be able to happen due to being an adult and having way too many bills. But, I will do this giveaway once a month for a book up to $20 from The Book Depository.

I do this giveaway to give back to the bookish community. As I know, there are people out there who love to read and sometimes cannot afford to buy their own books. So once a month I'm giving a book away!

To give everyone a fair chance, I will be using Rafflecopter. Also, please don't follow and unfollow just to gain entries. I will check for honesty!

Giveaway:
One lucky winner will receive a book of their choice from The Book Depository as long as it's $15 or less.

Rules:
*Must be 18+ or have parent permission to enter.
*International, as long as The Book Depository ships to your country.
*Must be following my blog www.tiffanysbookblog.com
*Comment below what book you'd like to win.
*Winner must respond within 48 hours or another winner will be chosen!
*Giveaway ends 11:59 EST November 28th, 2018

I also added an entry for everyone to download the Verydice App. I understand it's not something everyone wants to do and you don't have to do it. Just don't try to get the entries if you're not going to download!

Good luck to all of you who enter!

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Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Book Review: Love In Lingerie by Alessandra Torre


SYNOPSIS:
I hired her to fix my company, to bring Marks Lingerie back to life. I didn’t expect her to become my friend. I didn’t expect to fall in love with her.

The first rule of business is to never touch your employees. I think there is another rule about not falling for your best friend—a rule against imagining the curves of her body, or the way her breathing would change if I pulled down her panties and unzipped my pants.

Now, I can’t wait any longer. I’m tossing out the rules.

Damn the company.
Damn our friendship.
Damn my fears.

Purchase: Amazon - Kindle - Audiobook

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MY REVIEW:
I've had this book on my shelves for quite some time now. I can't even remember when I bought it. I finally decided to pick this up. I didn't even let my randomizer app choose it for me. I figured that it'll be a short read and it can cancel out the long book I'm reading this week.

I'm pretty glad I picked this book up. It's not as good as I remember Hollywood Dirt to be, but I feel like I might like this one better. I may need to reevaluate my review for Hollywood Dirt because I just don't think I liked it as much as I thought I did. Or maybe I'm more critical with books now? Who knows.

This book was a cute and really short rom com. It was equally sexy as it was funny. The banter between Kate and Trey was great. They were made for each other. And lucky for us, we get to deal with all the sexual tension to at least the end of the book. I was rooting for them the entire book and when I finally got what I wanted, I was filled with butterflies.

The thing I really enjoyed most about this book is that they were able to stay friends even with knowing they were both heavily attracted to each other. They were able to still work together. It just amazes me that some people get so gaga over someone that they're unable to live their lives. This book is the opposite and I really liked that about this book.

As much as I enjoyed this book, I just don't think it deserves a rating higher than three stars. Maybe if it were a longer book? Maybe if some things were done differently? I definitely think I'll pick up more books by Alessandra Torre in the future. Especially if they all tend to have this tension.

3/5 Stars. 

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Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Top Five Tuesday: Top Five Books That Didn't Live Up To The Hype


I'm foregoing the Top Ten Tuesday topic for this week. I don't really know of any libraries or bookish places I'd like to visit. And, I don't feel like coming up with my own. I forgot about the Top Five Tuesday hosted by BionicBookWorm.

Let's just hop right into the top five books that didn't live up to their hype. I'm trying to get a lot of reading done today and I'm already procrastinating. Yay me!

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1. THREE DARK CROWNS BY KENDARE BLAKE


I know this is probably going to be problematic for some. I just found this book so underwhelming. I didn't hate it, I still gave it a three star rating. I just feel like it could have had more. I found it lacking action and I found some parts really boring. I do still plan on finishing this series because I've heard they get better!

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2. TO ALL THE BOYS I'VE LOVED BEFORE BY JENNY HAN


Let's just say that I am not a big fan of this book. I felt like it was really childish even though the character is like sixteen-years-old. I do have this entire trilogy and I'm not sure when I'll finish it. I'm definitely not in a hurry. 

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3. WE WERE LIARS BE E. LOCKHART


I did not like this book. At all. I think I rated it like 1.5 stars or something. I guessed the plot twist at the beginning of the book. This book didn't do anything for me. I'm planning on picking up another book by Lockhart, I do believe in second chances. 

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4. WHAT I LOST BY ALEXANDRA BALLARD


I didn't not like this book. It's just a book that didn't sit with me like it would with other people. This book is not for me. From what I've heard and read, it does represent eating disorders. I honestly don't even remember what all happened in this book. Oops. 

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5. THE DISTANCE BETWEEN US BY KASIE WEST


I think I've come to the conclusion that Kasie West's books aren't for me. The last two books I've read of hers have not lived up to the hype I see all over the internet. They're just really plain and boring. 

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What five books did you find didn't live up to the hype? 

Monday, October 15, 2018

TBR Book Tag:


I was not tagged to do this. It's just Monday morning and this is a short tag. Why the heck not?

I really enjoy book tags. I think I would enjoy them more if I had friends in the bookish community to tag me to do them. Maybe someday soon? Be my friends!

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1. HOW DO YOU KEEP TRACK OF YOUR TBR LIST?
I keep track of all of my books HERE. All the books with gray stars are books that I have not read yet. I use Tumblr for this because it does have the infinity scrolling and unfortunately it doesn't work well with Blogger.

2. IS YOUR TBR MOSTLY PRINT OR E-BOOKS?
I don't read e-books. And so my entire TBR is print books. Granted, I may borrow the E-book of a book I'm currently reading. Just in case I'm somewhere where I can't read my physical book.

3. HOW DO YOU DETERMINE WHICH BOOK FROM YOUR TBR TO READ NEXT?
I have an app on my phone called Randomizer. It is an app that you have to purchase but it's really cheap. I've been using this app most of this year and I feel like it's a great way to make sure every book gets read. Unless a book comes out that I need to read immediately.

4. A BOOK THAT HAS BEEN ON YOUR TBR THE LONGEST?
I add books to my TBR as I buy them. I seriously have books on my TBR that I bought back in 2016 and I have a terrible memory and so I don't remember when I bought what.

I'm pretty sure it has to be Bloodlines by Richelle Mead. I'm pretty sure I got this book close to it's release date. Back in 2011. I don't ever plan on reading it, I just can't get rid of it because my grandma bought it for me.

5. A BOOK YOU RECENTLY ADDED TO YOUR TBR? 
The last time I bought books, I bought 18 all at once. I'll just say one from the stack.

An Unkindness of Magicians by Kat Howard.

6. A BOOK ON YOUR TBR LIST STRICTLY BECAUSE OF IT'S BEAUTIFUL COVER?
The Light We Lost by Jill Santopolo. I totally spent $20 strictly because I love this cover. I have a big problem.


7. A BOOK ON YOUR TBR THAT YOU NEVER PLAN ON ACTUALLY READING?
Harry Potter and The Cursed Child. I am not interested. Nope.

8. AN UNPUBLISHED BOOK ON YOUR TBR THAT YOU'RE EXCITED FOR?
Kingdom of Ash by Sarah J. Maas
The Wicked King by Holly Black 

9. A BOOK ON YOUR TBR THAT BASICALLY EVERYONE HAS READ BUT YOU.
The Assassin's Blade by Sarah J. Maas. Yes, I know I'm reading Tower Of Dawn. Yes, I know this book will give you insight on other things that happen during this series. Why haven't I read it? I hate novellas.

10. A BOOK ON YOUR TBR EVERYONE RECOMMENDS YOU.
Everyone says to read the rest of the Three Dark Crowns series. I just wasn't really into the first book and everyone says it gets better as the books go on. We shall see.

11. A BOOK ON YOUR TBR YOU'RE VERY EXCITED TO READ.
The Darkest Part Of The Forest by Holly Black. Ever since reading The Cruel Prince, I've been dying to read more books by Holly. I'm currently waiting on my app to choose this book for me!

12. THE NUMBER OF BOOKS ON YOUR GOODREADS TBR LIST.
Like over 2,000. I add every book I find sort of interesting on there. Which is why I don't use that for TBR. I do use it when it comes to purchasing books though.

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I tag all of you lovely people who read this post! Please be sure to leave a link to you tag in the comments below!

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Top Ten Tuesday: Longest Books I've Read


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.

So, I know it's Thursday. It's obviously not Tuesday. I still wanted to do this because I feel like I haven't really posted in a while and why not make a short list right?

I don't always read long books. I sometimes find them intimidating. Sometimes I like reading them. Sometimes I don't. I guess it really depends on the books!

Here's my list of the longest books I've read:

A Court Of Wings And Ruin by Sarah J. Maas: 699 Pages. This book took me a month to read. It wasn't my favorite in this series and so I wasn't in a rush to finish it. I still rated it five stars, though.

Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix: 870 Pages. This series is one I read as a kid. I'm definitely planning a reread soon!

Empire Of Storms by Sarah J. Maas: 693 Pages. I feel like Sarah J. Maas will always be on this multiple times. It seems like all of her series is going to have at least one really long book.

The Summer I Turned Pretty Trilogy: 880 Pages. I'm totally counting this. All three books are mashed into one. It counts.

Monsters In The Dark by Pepper Winters: 800 Pages. This is another book mashup. This book contains the Monsters In The Dark trilogy. Also, the text was really tiny in this book.

Growl by Eve Langlais, Kate Douglas, A.C. Arthur: 496 Pages. Yet another book bind up. This book contains three seperate books about werewolves.

This Man Confessed by Jodi Ellen Malpas: 501 Pages. This was the last book in the This Man trilogy which is no longer a trilogy. These books are amazing. Definitely give them a read.

What are the longest books you've read?

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Book Review: Love Blind by C. Desir and Jolene Perry


Synopsis:
Shy high schooler Kyle Jamieson and Hailey Bosler, a musician with degenerative blindness, team up to tackle a bucket list of greatest fears in this compelling novel that explores what it means to take risks.

It starts with a list of fears. Stupid things really. Things that Hailey shouldn’t worry about, wouldn’t worry about if she didn’t wake up every morning with the world a little more blurry. Unable to see her two moms clearly. Unable to read the music for her guitar. One step closer to losing the things she cares about the most.

For a while, the only thing that keeps Hailey moving forward is the feeling she gets when she crosses something off the list.

Then she meets Kyle. He mumbles—when he talks at all—and listens to music to drown out his thoughts. He’s loaded down with fears, too. So Hailey talks him into making his own list.

Together, they stumble into an odd friendship, helping each other tackle one after another of their biggest fears. But fate and timing can change everything. And sometimes facing your worst fear makes you realize you had nothing to lose after all.

Purchase: Amazon - Kindle

My Review:

I feel like I'm doing such a good job at being a Christa Desir fan. I've read all of her books now besides one. Every single thing she writes is so good. She;s definitely an insta-buy author!

Love Blind is her least heavy book. It's not her normal. Which is good. It's always good to be different. I also think it has to do with she wasn't the only author of this book. I've never read anything by Jolene Perry before but if her books are similar to Desir's, you can count me in!

This book has two point of views. Hailey and Kyle. I really enjoyed getting to see both of their perspectives. I feel like it made the book more emotional getting to see things from both sides. I just really want to know if the authors each had their own character? I really couldn't tell which author wrote what in this book. But that could also be because I've never read a book by Perry before.

This book did have a little bit of a heavy topic in it. For this, I will put a trigger warning for rape and bullying. It's not something that is discussed thoroughly through this book but it is discussed.

I really like Hailey's character. She's so out there and the complete opposite of Kyle. I was rooting for them the entire book. Every time Hailey was with someone else, I was angry with her. BE WITH KYLE DANG IT! I've never read a book with the main character going blind before. I felt appreciative of my eyesight because of this book and what Hailey has to go through.

As for Kyle, I really felt for his character. It was beautiful to watch him grow. He became a person with a voice. I love that Hailey helped him in ways even his own mother couldn't help him with. Their relationship was amazing as friends. I just wish I got to read more of them becoming something more.

Pavel. Kyle's best friend. His parts made me laugh. Ugly laugh. He's a trip. I love that he can be so open and seemingly happy after everything he's been through. I wish that Kyle was a better friend to him through the entire book. He needed to see him more. It would have been nice to hear more Cosmo talk from him.

I really enjoyed this book. I wish I would have read it in one sitting like I do all of Desir's books. Life has just been so busy and I couldn't. I would have loved to be able to soak everything in all at once.

4/5 Stars. As always. Desir will most likely always get high ratings from me.

P.S. It would have been a five star rating if I got more love story from Hailey and Kyle.

Sunday, October 7, 2018

The Book Depository GIVEAWAY up to $15 INTERNATIONAL!


I want to give back to the bookish community. I always love doing giveaways but I hate having to drive up to the post office and I hate that I couldn't do it internationally. That's not fair that people from all over the world cannot participate. Well, I finally got my head together and thought of The Book Depository!

What I plan to do is one giveaway for one book up to the amount of $15 every other week. There may be times where I'm unable to do this but I'm definitely going to try my best!

To give everyone a fair chance, I will be using Rafflecopter. Also, please don't follow and unfollow just to gain entries. I will check for honesty!

Giveaway:
One lucky winner will receive a book of their choice from The Book Depository as long as it's $15 or less.

Rules:
*Must be 18+ or have parent permission to enter.
*International, as long as The Book Depository ships to your country.
*Must be following my blog www.tiffanysbookblog.com
*Comment below what book you'd like to win.
*Winner must respond within 48 hours or another winner will be chosen!
*Giveaway ends 11:59 EST October 17th, 2018

Good luck to all of you who enter!

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Thursday, October 4, 2018

Book Review: Goodbye Days by Jeff Zentner


Synopsis:
What if you could spend one last day with someone you lost?

One day Carver Briggs had it all—three best friends, a supportive family, and a reputation as a talented writer at his high school, Nashville Academy for the Arts.

The next day he lost it all when he sent a simple text to his friend Mars, right before Mars, Eli, and Blake were killed in a car crash.

Now Carver can’t stop blaming himself for the accident, and he’s not the only one. Eli’s twin sister is trying to freeze him out of school with her death-ray stare. And Mars’s father, a powerful judge, is pressuring the district attorney to open a criminal investigation into Carver’s actions.

Luckily, Carver has some unexpected allies: Eli’s girlfriend, the only person to stand by him at school; Dr. Mendez, his new therapist; and Blake’s grandmother, who asks Carver to spend a Goodbye Day with her to share their memories and say a proper goodbye to his friend.

Soon the other families are asking for a Goodbye Day with Carver, but he’s unsure of their motives. Will they all be able to make peace with their losses, or will these Goodbye Days bring Carver one step closer to a complete breakdown or—even worse—prison?

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My Review:
This book broke me in more ways than any book has this year. My heart hurt through most of this book. I felt every single emotion that Carver felt. Jeff Zentner is an artist with words. He paints such a vivid picture of what grief can feel like like. Of what having anxiety feels like. I've never read a book that explains it so freaking well.

Jeff wrote a book about something that can happen any time during someone's life. Death while using your phone while driving. This is a topic that's not as talked about as it should be. This book really opens your eyes. Especially, from the person who sent that last text to the person who was killed in the accident. This book should be read by every single individual who uses their phone while driving.

In Goodbye Days, Carver gets invited by Nana Betsy to have a goodbye day for Blake. I have never heard of this concept before but I'm totally planning one for the future. It seems like such a lovely way to say goodbye to a loved one. Thank you Jeff for introducing me to this.

Also, Nana Betsy has so much love from me. She reminds me so much of my grandmother who passed.

You get to see so much from this book. Dealing with guilt. Dealing with anxiety. Dealing with loss. This book is heavy. Prepare your heart for the heartbreak you'll get from reading this book.

5/5 Stars

Monday, October 1, 2018

September Reading Wrap-Up:

This month was a slow reading month for me. A lot of fantasy was chosen and I don't tend to read fantasy as fast as I do contemporary. Although, the contemporary book I read did take me a little while to finish.

I'm really hoping that October will be a better reading month for me. I really don't want to get off track of my reading goal!

Each link will take you to my review of each book.

Empire Of Storms by Sarah J. Maas: I really enjoyed this book. I cannot wait to see what happens in Tower of Dawn and Kingdom of Ash!

Perfectly Imperfect by Harper Sloan: This was my least favorite book this month. Maybe even this year. Definitely won't be picking up anything by Harper Sloan in the future.

Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake: I was just really underwhelmed by this book. I wanted so much more from it. I'm not discouraged from reading the next books, but this one was a let down.

Dividing Eden by Joelle Charbonneau: This book gave me everything that Three Dark Crowns didn't. I really enjoyed everything this book had to offer. Can't wait to pick up the next one!

What books did you guys read this month? 

September 2018 Book Haul:


Another month has come and gone. Meaning, another book haul with way too many books. My logic for this haul is that I got rid of over 100 books so I should buy more. Makes sense right? Yupp. Totally.

I got a lot of these books from Book Outlet. AKA cheap books with a 15% off coupon. I ended up spending no money out of my pocket due to the online surveys that I do. Yay me!

With this month being over and my birthday is right around the corner, I think it's time for me to get a new bookshelf.

What books did you guys get this month?

Synopsis:
New York Times bestselling author Kendare Blake returns with the highly anticipated third book in the Three Dark Crowns series! And while Arsinoe, Mirabella, and Katharine all have their own scores to settle, they aren’t the only queens stirring things up on Fennbirn Island.

Queen Katharine has waited her entire life to wear the crown. But now that she finally has it, the murmurs of dissent grow louder by the day. There’s also the alarming issue of whether or not her sisters are actually dead—or if they’re waiting in the wings to usurp the throne.

Mirabella and Arsinoe are alive, but in hiding on the minland and dealing with a nightmare of their own: being visited repeatedly by a specter they think might be the fabled Blue Queen. Though she says nothing, her rotting, bony finger pointing out to sea is clear enough: return to Fennbirn.

Jules, too, is in a strange place—in disguise. And her only confidants, a war-gifted girl named Emilia and her oracle friend Mathilde, are urging her to take on a role she can’t imagine filling: a legion-cursed queen who will lead a rebel army to Katharine’s doorstep.

This is an uprising that the mysterious Blue Queen may have more to do with than anyone could have guessed—or expected.

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Synopsis:
Tori Burns and her family left D.C. for claustrophobic Chaptico, Maryland, after suddenly inheriting a house under mysterious circumstances. That inheritance puts her at odds with the entire town, especially Jesse Slaughter and his family—it’s their generations-old land the Burns have “stolen.” But none of that seems to matter after Tori witnesses a young man claw his way out of a grave under the gnarled oak in her new backyard.

Nathaniel Bishop may not understand what brought him back, but it’s clear to Tori that he hates the Slaughters for what they did to him centuries ago. Wary yet drawn to him by a shared sense of loss, she gives him shelter. But in the wake of his arrival comes a string of troubling events—including the disappearance of Jesse Slaughter’s cousin—that seem to point back to Nathaniel.

As Tori digs for the truth—and slowly begins to fall for Nathaniel—she uncovers something much darker in the tangled branches of the Slaughter family tree. In order to break the centuries-old curse that binds Nathaniel there and discover the true nature of her inheritance, Tori must unravel the Slaughter family’s oldest and most guarded secrets. But the Slaughters want to keep them buried… at any cost.

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Synopsis:
It’s hard to find the truth beneath the lies you tell yourself.

THEN They were four—Bex, Jenni, Ellory, Ret. Electric, headstrong young women; Ellory’s whole solar system.

NOW Ellory is alone, her once inseparable group of friends torn apart by secrets, deception, and a shocking incident that changed their lives forever.

THEN Lazy summer days. A party. A beautiful boy. Ellory met Matthias and fell into the beginning of a spectacular, bright love.

NOW Ellory returns to Pine Brook to navigate senior year after a two-month suspension and summer away—no boyfriend, no friends. No going back. Tormented by some and sought out by others, troubled by a mysterious note-writer who won’t let Ellory forget, and consumed by guilt over her not entirely innocent role in everything and everyone she’s lost, Ellory finds that even in the present, the past is everywhere.

The path forward isn’t a straight line. And moving on will mean sorting the truth from the lies—the lies Ellory has been telling herself.

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Synopsis: 
Just know from the start that it wasn’t supposed to go like this. All we wanted was to get near them. That’s why we got a room in the hotel where they were staying.

We were not planning to kidnap one of them. Especially not the most useless one. But we had him—his room key, his cell phone, and his secrets.

We were not planning on what happened next.

We swear.

From thrilling new talent Goldy Moldavsky comes a pitch-black, hilarious take on fandom and the badass girls who have the power to make—or break—the people we call “celebrities.”

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Synopsis:
In a kingdom by the sea…

In a secret world where half-angel warriors are sworn to fight demons, parabatai is a sacred word.

A parabatai is your partner in battle. A parabatai is your best friend. Parabatai can be everything to each other—but they can never fall in love.

Emma Carstairs is a warrior, a Shadowhunter, and the best in her generation. She lives for battle. Shoulder to shoulder with her parabatai, Julian Blackthorn, she patrols the streets of Los Angeles, where vampires party on the Sunset Strip, and faeries—the most powerful of supernatural creatures—teeter on the edge of open war with Shadowhunters. When the bodies of humans and faeries turn up murdered in the same way Emma’s parents were when she was a child, an uneasy alliance is formed. This is Emma’s chance for revenge—and Julian’s chance to get back his brother Mark, who is being held prisoner by the faerie Courts. All Emma, Mark, and Julian have to do is solve the murders within two weeks…and before the murderer targets them.

Their search takes Emma from sea caves full of sorcery to a dark lottery where death is dispensed. And each clue she unravels uncovers more secrets. What has Julian been hiding from her all these years? Why does Shadowhunter Law forbid parabatai to fall in love? Who really killed her parents—and can she bear to know the truth?

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Synopsis: 
Thou shalt kill.

A world with no hunger, no disease, no war, no misery. Humanity has conquered all those things, and has even conquered death. Now scythes are the only ones who can end life—and they are commanded to do so, in order to keep the size of the population under control.

Citra and Rowan are chosen to apprentice to a scythe—a role that neither wants. These teens must master the “art” of taking life, knowing that the consequence of failure could mean losing their own.

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Synopsis:
A new Black Witch will rise…her powers vast beyond imagining.

Elloren Gardner is the granddaughter of the last prophesied Black Witch, Carnissa Gardner, who drove back the enemy forces and saved the Gardnerian people during the Realm War. But while she is the absolute spitting image of her famous grandmother, Elloren is utterly devoid of power in a society that prizes magical ability above all else.

When she is granted the opportunity to pursue her lifelong dream of becoming an apothecary, Elloren joins her brothers at the prestigious Verpax University to embrace a destiny of her own, free from the shadow of her grandmother’s legacy. But she soon realizes that the university, which admits all manner of people—including the fire-wielding, winged Icarals, the sworn enemies of all Gardnerians—is a treacherous place for the granddaughter of the Black Witch.

As evil looms on the horizon and the pressure to live up to her heritage builds, everything Elloren thought she knew will be challenged and torn away. Her best hope of survival may be among the most unlikely band of misfits…if only she can find the courage to trust those she’s been taught to hate and fear.

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Synopsis:
The ancient land of Éirinn is mired in war. Ciara, Princess of Mide, has never known a time when Éirinn’s kingdoms were not battling for power, or Northmen were not plundering their shores.

The people of Mide have thankfully always been safe because of Ciara’s unearthly ability to control her enemies’ minds and actions. But lately, a mysterious crow has been appearing to Ciara, whispering warnings of an even darker threat. Although her clansmen dismiss her visions as pagan nonsense, Ciara fears this coming evil will destroy not just Éirinn, but the entire world.

Then the crow leads Ciara to Leif, a young Northman leader. Leif should be Ciara’s enemy, but when Ciara discovers that he, too, shares her prophetic visions, she knows he’s something more. Leif is mounting an impressive army, and with Ciara’s strength in battle the two might have a chance to save their world.

With evil rising around them, they’ll do what it takes to defend the land they love…even if it means making the greatest sacrifice of all.

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Synopsis:
I am grateful for my father, who keeps me good and sweet. I am grateful for my mother, who keeps her own heart guarded and safe. I am grateful for my adviser, who keeps me protected. I am grateful for the Path, which keeps me pure. Ever after.

Princess Aislynn has long dreamed about attending her Introduction Ball, about dancing with the handsome suitors her adviser has chosen for her, about meeting her true love and starting her happily ever after.

When the night of the ball finally arrives and Nerine Academy is awash with roses and royalty, Aislynn wants nothing more than to dance the night away, dutifully following the Path that has been laid out for her. She does not intend to stray.

But try as she might, Aislynn has never quite managed to control the magic that burns within her-magic brought on by wicked, terrible desires that threaten the Path she has vowed to take.

After all, it is wrong to want what you do not need. Isn’t it?

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Synopsis:
A New York Times bestseller now in paperback, this dazzling beginning to the Shattered Realms series is indispensable for fans of Cinda Williams Chima and a perfect starting point for readers who are new to her work. Set in the world of the acclaimed Seven Realms series, this is a breathtaking story of dark magic, chilling threats, and two unforgettable characters walking a knife-sharp line between life and death.

Adrian sul’Han, known as Ash, is a trained healer with a powerful gift of magic—and a thirst for revenge. Ash is forced into hiding after a series of murders throws the queendom into chaos. Now he’s closer than ever to killing the man responsible, the cruel king of Arden. Can Ash use his powers not to save a life but to take it?

Abandoned at birth, Jenna Bandelow was told that the magemark on the back of her neck would make her a target. But when the King’s Guard launches a relentless search for a girl with a mark like hers, Jenna assumes that it has more to do with her role as a saboteur than any birth-based curse. Eventually, Ash’s and Jenna’s paths will collide in Arden. Thrown together by chance and joined by their hatred of the ruthless king, they will come to rescue each other in ways they cannot yet imagine.

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Synopsis: She’s more gunpowder than girl—and the fate of the desert lies in her hands.

Mortals rule the desert nation of Miraji, but mystical beasts still roam the wild and barren wastes, and rumor has it that somewhere, djinni still practice their magic. But there's nothing mystical or magical about Dustwalk, the dead-end town that Amani can't wait to escape from.

Destined to wind up "wed or dead," Amani’s counting on her sharpshooting skills to get her out of Dustwalk. When she meets Jin, a mysterious and devastatingly handsome foreigner, in a shooting contest, she figures he’s the perfect escape route. But in all her years spent dreaming of leaving home, she never imagined she'd gallop away on a mythical horse, fleeing the murderous Sultan's army, with a fugitive who's wanted for treason. And she'd never have predicted she'd fall in love with him...or that he'd help her unlock the powerful truth of who she really is.

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Synopsis:
In this unforgettable novel, Quinn Sullivan falls for the recipient of her boyfriend’s donated heart. Printz Award winner John Corey Whaley calls it “not just a love story, but one with a ferocious pulse.”

After Quinn’s boyfriend, Trent, dies in an accident their junior year, she reaches out to the recipients of his donated organs in hopes of picking up the fragments of her now-unrecognizable life. But whoever received Trent’s heart has chosen to remain silent. The essence of a person, Quinn has always believed, is in the heart. If she finds Trent’s, then in a way, she will still have a piece of him.

Risking everything to get closure once and for all, Quinn goes outside the system to track down nineteen-year-old Colton Thomas, whose life has been forever changed by this priceless gift. But what starts as an accidental run-in quickly develops into something more, sparking an undeniable attraction. She doesn’t want to give in to it—especially since he has no idea how they’re connected—but the time Quinn spends with Colton makes her feel alive again. No matter how hard she’s falling for Colton, though, each beat of his heart reminds her of all she’s lost . . . and all that remains at stake.

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Synopsis:
When Lucy walks out of a frozen forest, wearing only a silk dress and sandals, she isn’t sure how she got there. But when she sees Colin, she knows for sure that she’s here for him.

Colin has never been captivated by a girl the way he is by Lucy. With each passing day their lives intertwine, and even as Lucy begins to remember more of her life—and her death—neither of them are willing to give up what they have, no matter how impossible it is. And when Colin finds a way to physically be with Lucy, taking himself to the brink of death where his reality and Lucy’s overlap, the joy of being together for those brief stolen moments drowns out everything in the outside world. But some lines weren’t meant to be crossed…

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Synopsis:
What really happened at the party that night?

Haley saw Jenny come back to the dorm, shell-shocked.

Richard heard Jordan brag about the cute freshman he hooked up with.

When Jenny accuses Jordan of rape, Jordan claims she’s lying. Haley and Richard, who have just started dating, are pushed to opposite sides of the school’s investigation. Will the truth ever come to light? Reputations, relationships, and whole lives depend on it.

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Synopsis:
It starts with a list of fears. Stupid things really. Things that Hailey shouldn't worry about, wouldn’t worry about if she didn’t wake up every morning with the world a little more blurry. Unable to see her two moms clearly. Unable to read the music for her guitar. One step closer to losing the things she cares about the most.

For a while, the only thing that keeps Hailey moving forward is the feeling she gets when she crosses something off the list.

Then she meets Kyle. He mumbles—when he talks at all—and listens to music to drown out his thoughts. He’s loaded down with fears, too. So Hailey talks him into making his own list.

Together, they stumble into an odd friendship, helping each other tackle one after another of their biggest fears. But fate and timing can change everything. And sometimes facing your worst fear makes you realize you had nothing to lose after all.

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Synopsis:
If Cyd Charisse knows one thing, it’s that Shrimp is her true love. Shrimp, the hottest pint-size surfer-artist in San Francisco. That boy (as her mother called him), who was the primary cause of Cyd being grounded to Alcatraz, formerly known as her room. The boy who dumped Cyd before she left home to spend the summer in New York City.

Now it’s the start of senior year. Cyd has changed, but maybe Shrimp has changed too—and maybe Cyd and Shrimp will need to get to know each other all over again to figure out if it’s for real. Can Cyd get back together with Shrimp and keep the peace with her mom? And can she get a life outside of her all-encompassing boy radar?

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Synopsis:
Making friends has never been Elise Dembowski's strong suit. All throughout her life, she's been the butt of every joke and the outsider in every conversation. When a final attempt at popularity fails, Elise nearly gives up.

Then she stumbles upon a warehouse party where she meets Vicky, a girl in a band who accepts her; Char, a cute, yet mysterious disc jockey; Pippa, a carefree spirit from England; and most importantly, a love for DJing.

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Synopsis:
Ellie Frias disappeared long before she vanished.

Tormented throughout middle school, Ellie begins her freshman year with a new look: she doesn't need to be popular; she just needs to blend in with the wallpaper.

But when the unthinkable happens, Ellie finds herself trapped after a brutal assault. She wasn't the first victim, and now she watches it happen again and again. She tries to hold on to her happier memories in order to get past the cold days, waiting for someone to find her.

The problem is, no one searches for a girl they never noticed in the first place.

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Synopsis:
Rebel by chance. Traitor by choice.

Gunslinger Amani al'Hiza fled her dead-end hometown on the back of a mythical horse with the mysterious foreigner Jin, seeking only her own freedom. Now she’s fighting to liberate the entire desert nation of Miraji from a bloodthirsty sultan who slew his own father to capture the throne.

When Amani finds herself thrust into the epicenter of the regime—the Sultan’s palace—she’s determined to bring the tyrant down. Desperate to uncover the Sultan’s secrets by spying on his court, she tries to forget that Jin disappeared just as she was getting closest to him, and that she’s a prisoner of the enemy. But the longer she remains, the more she questions whether the Sultan is really the villain she’s been told he is, and who’s the real traitor to her sun-bleached, magic-filled homeland.

Forget everything you thought you knew about Miraji, about the rebellion, about Djinn and Jin and the Blue-Eyed Bandit. In Traitor to the Throne, the only certainty is that everything will change.

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Synopsis:
Grief can sometimes feel like being caught in the jaws of a great white shark.

J.C., who goes by the nickname Sharky, has been having a hard time ever since his best friend died in front of him in what might or might not have been an accident. Shell-shocked, Sharky spends countless hours holed up in his room, obsessively watching documentaries about sharks and climate change—and texting his dead friend.

Hoping a change of location will help, Sharky’s mom sends him to visit his dad on a remote island in Canada. There, Sharky meets a girl who just may show him how to live—and love—again.

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 Synopsis:
A new heart saved her life—but will it help her find out what really happened to its donor?

Seventeen-year-old Leah MacKenzie is heartless. An artificial heart in a backpack is keeping her alive. However, this route only offers her a few years. And with her rare blood type, a transplant isn’t likely. Living like you are dying isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. But when a heart becomes available, she’s given a second chance at life. Except Leah discovers who the donor was — a boy from her school — and they’re saying he killed himself. Plagued with dreams since the transplant, she realizes she may hold the clues to what really happened.

Matt refuses to believe his twin killed himself. When Leah seeks him out, he learns they are both having similar dreams and he’s certain it means something. While unraveling the secrets of his brother’s final moments, Leah and Matt find each other, and a love they are terrified to lose. But life and even new hearts don’t come with guarantees. Who knew living took more courage than dying?

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Synopsis:
Crown Princess Rhiannon Ta'an wants vengeance.

The only surviving heir to an ancient Kalusian dynasty, Rhee has spent her life training to destroy the people who killed her family. Now, on the eve of her coronation, the time has finally come for Rhee to claim her throne - and her revenge.

Alyosha is a Wraetan who has risen above his war refugee origins to find fame as the dashing star of a DroneVision show. Despite his popularity, Aly struggles with anti-Wraetan prejudices and the pressure of being perfect in the public eye.

Their paths collide with one brutal act of violence: Rhee is attacked, barely escaping with her life. Aly is blamed for her presumed murder.

The princess and her accused killer are forced to go into hiding - even as a war between planets is waged in Rhee's name. But soon, Rhee and Aly discover that the assassination attempt is just one part of a sinister plot. Bound together by an evil that only they can stop, the two fugitives must join forces to save the galaxy.

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Synopsis:
There is a dark secret that is hiding at the heart of New York City and diminishing the city’s magicians’ power in this fantasy thriller by acclaimed author Kat Howard.

In New York City, magic controls everything. But the power of magic is fading. No one knows what is happening, except for Sydney—a new, rare magician with incredible power that has been unmatched in decades, and she may be the only person who is able to stop the darkness that is weakening the magic. But Sydney doesn’t want to help the system, she wants to destroy it.

Sydney comes from the House of Shadows, which controls the magic with the help of sacrifices from magicians.

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Synopsis:
How far is too far to go for love?

Jean: Could it be true? Instead of a summer playing handmaiden to Daphne, was I being delivered something entirely different—a summer in the spotlight? A summer starring Gil Burke and me?

Summer flings and sexy romances were Daphne’s territory. Not mine. I was the one you didn’t pick.

I swatted off my hope like a bumblebee, knowing it was already too late. I’d been deliriously stung.

Fritz: People always joked about summer romances because they didn’t last. Summer romances were made out of ice cream and cotton candy, intensely sweet before they melted into nothing. But I’d never thought of Gil as a summer thing.

Gil was my real love, my real first. We were outsiders together, we had each other, we didn’t care that we didn’t belong.

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Synopsis:
Seventeen-year-old Hazel Clarke is no stranger to heartbreaks, and being sent to live with a father she’s never met is the latest in a string of them. Even the beauty of eastern Australia isn’t enough to take her mind off her mother and the life she had to leave behind in England. But when Hazel meets the friendly, kindhearted Red and his elusive twin, Luca, she begins the slow process of piecing together a new life—and realizes she isn’t the only one struggling with loss. As friendships deepen and love finds its way in, Hazel also learns that when you truly love someone, they are always in your heart.

This sparkling debut novel is a touching testament to coming of age, falling in love, and finding home in unexpected places.

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Synopsis:
What if you could spend one last day with someone you lost?

One day Carver Briggs had it all—three best friends, a supportive family, and a reputation as a talented writer at his high school, Nashville Academy for the Arts.

The next day he lost it all when he sent a simple text to his friend Mars, right before Mars, Eli, and Blake were killed in a car crash.

Now Carver can’t stop blaming himself for the accident, and he’s not the only one. Eli’s twin sister is trying to freeze him out of school with her death-ray stare. And Mars’s father, a powerful judge, is pressuring the district attorney to open a criminal investigation into Carver’s actions.

Luckily, Carver has some unexpected allies: Eli’s girlfriend, the only person to stand by him at school; Dr. Mendez, his new therapist; and Blake’s grandmother, who asks Carver to spend a Goodbye Day with her to share their memories and say a proper goodbye to his friend.

Soon the other families are asking for a Goodbye Day with Carver, but he’s unsure of their motives. Will they all be able to make peace with their losses, or will these Goodbye Days bring Carver one step closer to a complete breakdown or—even worse—prison?

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Synopsis:
From the author of The Night We Said Yes comes a fun and heartfelt YA contemporary tale. When Maude decides to search for information about her birth mother, she finds out more than she expected. Perfect for fans of Stephanie Perkins and Susane Colasanti.

Family. It’s always been a loaded word for Maude, whose birth mother died after giving her up for adoption. With her best friend, Treena, in college in the same town where her birth mother grew up, Maude decides to visit and explore her past. But when Maude arrives, she quickly discovers that Treena doesn’t seem to have time for her—or for helping with her search. Enter Bennett, a cute guy who lives in Treena’s dorm. He understands Maude’s need to find her mother. And as Bennett helps Maude, she starts to realize that her mother’s past doesn’t have to define her own future.

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Synopsis:
A princess must find her place in a reborn world.

She flees on her wedding day.

She steals ancient documents from the Chancellor's secret collection.

She is pursued by bounty hunters sent by her own father.

She is Princess Lia, seventeen, First Daughter of the House of Morrighan.

The Kingdom of Morrighan is steeped in tradition and the stories of a bygone world, but some traditions Lia can't abide. Like having to marry someone she's never met to secure a political alliance.

Fed up and ready for a new life, Lia flees to a distant village on the morning of her wedding. She settles in among the common folk, intrigued when two mysterious and handsome strangers arrive—and unaware that one is the jilted prince and the other an assassin sent to kill her. Deceptions swirl and Lia finds herself on the brink of unlocking perilous secrets—secrets that may unravel her world—even as she feels herself falling in love.

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