Hey guys!!! It’s time again for another Top Ten Tuesday hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl.This week’s theme is, Books with Red, White and Blue Covers. For this challenge I decided to find books I haven’t read that have red, white and blue on the cover. Some of these books are my most anticipated books of the year. Other books I only just found out about this year. They all sound amazing and I can’t wait to get to them. So let’s dive in!Th
1. The Woman in the Window By A.J. Finn
2. The Cheerleaders By Kara Thomas
3. The Last Time I Lied By Riley Sager
4. The Broken Girls By Simone St. James
5. The First to Know By Abigail Johnson
6. After Anna By Lisa Scottoline
7. Broken Things By Lauren Oliver
8. Children of Blood and Bone By Tomi Adeyemi
9. I’d Tell You I Love You, But Then I’d Have to Kill You By Ally Carter
10. The Wife By Alafair Bruke
Have you guys read any of these? If so what did you think? If not, are there any you’d really like to read? I would love to hear from you guys!
Wow I honestly can’t believe we have little over a week left of June. I find that so crazy. It feels like just yesterday that I was anxiously waiting for Bookcon to get here. Bookcon came and went and so did the rest of June. I have to say I am pretty excited because I have a vacation coming up in July but I do wish things would just slow down a little bit.
So I have been seeing a lot of people doing this mid-year freak out tag. It was created on youtube Chami & Ely. I thought it would be really fun to do. Yes I am freaking out a little bit but I’d like to share with you guys my reading experience so far for half of 2018. I am interested to see how I feel at the end of the year. So let’s dive in! Continue reading “Mid-Year Book Freak Out Tag”
Hey guys!!! It’s time again for another Top Ten Tuesday hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s theme is, Books I’d Slay A Lion to get Early. So I picked a bunch of books from my most anticipated books of 2018 list. Surprisingly I ended up getting a lot of e-arcs of the books I wanted so this list won’t have 10 books. So let’s dive in! Continue reading “Top Ten Tuesday: Books I’d Do Anything To Get Early”
Hey guys! I am so excited to bring you part 2 of my most anticipated books of 2018. I’ve had a lot of fun looking up these books. In my previous post I mentioned that I mainly decided to do thrillers. There are so many good ones coming out. I can’t wait to read them all! Now let’s dive in to see what I picked. Continue reading “Most Anticipated Books of 2018: Part 2”
Hey guys! I am so excited for this Top Ten Tuesday. I read a lot of new authors this year. I found some that I really love and can’t wait to read more from. I am so excited to share these authors with you guys. So let’s go! Continue reading “Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten New to Me Authors I Read in 2017”
Hey guys! I hope you all are doing well. It’s time for me to post my Monthly Wrap-up. Since I didn’t post October’s Monthly Wrap-up last month, I will be including it in this post as well. I have to say October and November were good reading months for me.
In October, I took place in a readathon, Spookathon. I ended up getting in a lot of reading done that week. I was very surprised and also very happy with myself.
In November, I got a lot of reading done. In the last week alone I ended up reading about 4 books. I got really into audio books. I realized it helps me read a lot faster. I will be using audio books a lot more in the future.
Now let’s see what books I ended up reading in October and November. Continue reading “Monthly Wrap-up”
Little Monsters By Kara Thomas
Genre: Young Adult, Mystery, Thriller, Contemporary,
Pages: 336 pages
Published: July 25th 2017
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Plot: Kacey is the new girl in Broken Falls. When she moved in with her father, she stepped into a brand-new life. A life with a stepbrother, a stepmother, and strangest of all, an adoring younger half sister.
Kacey’s new life is eerily charming compared with the wild highs and lows of the old one she lived with her volatile mother. And everyone is so nice in Broken Falls—she’s even been welcomed into a tight new circle of friends. Bailey and Jade invite her to do everything with them.
Which is why it’s so odd when they start acting distant. And when they don’t invite her to the biggest party of the year, it doesn’t exactly feel like an accident.
But Kacey will never be able to ask, because Bailey never makes it home from that party. Suddenly, Broken Falls doesn’t seem so welcoming after all—especially once everyone starts looking to the new girl for answers.
Kacey is about to learn some very important lessons: Sometimes appearances can be deceiving. Sometimes when you’re the new girl, you shouldn’t trust anyone.
Continue reading “Book Review: Little Monsters”
Hey everyone. I’m sorry for barely posting last week. I was feeling really drained so I ended up only writing one post. 😦 In the last week I decided to take part in Spookathon. Spookathon is a week long readathon that went from October 16th to October 22. It’s hosted by Lala, Paige, and Shannon. They started it last year. I am so happy I decided to participate this year! Now let’s hear how it went! Continue reading “Spookathon 2017”
Hey guys! I haven’t done a Book Haul post in so long. I have to say I ended up getting a lot more books in July than I expected to. So I decided it would be fun to share them with you. I bought a couple of them, some I won from giveaways, a couple I got just to write a review about them, and two from Nocturnal Reader’s Box. So I have to say July ended up being a good month for me. So let’s hear about all the books I got. Continue reading “July Book Haul”
Hey guys! I’m sorry I have been a bit inactive this past week. Work has been keeping me super busy and worn out but I actually ended up doing something fun and book related yesterday so I decided I needed to share. I went to Thrillerfest Teen Panel at Books of Wonder. Honestly such a fun experience. Let me tell you more about it before I talk about my experience.
Books of Wonder is proud host the ThrillerFest Teen Panel. Meet ELLE COSIMANO The Suffering Tree, New York Times bestselling author or All the Missing Girls, MEGAN MIRANDA for The Safest Lies, ASHLEY ELSTON for This is Our Story and KARA THOMAS for Little Monsters.
Get ready for an evening of psychological drama that will keep you on the edge of your seat. Starting at 6pm join us in welcoming these FOUR talented authors of great new thrillers. The authors will read from their latest novels, answer questions from the audience, and sign copies of all of their novels. Ages 12 and up. Thursday, July 13th. 6-8pm.
So I have to say going into this I only read two of these authors. I read The Darkest Corners By Kara Thomas and I read All The Missing Girls by Megan Miranda. So I didn’t know too much about the other authors. I was interested in reading This is Our Story By Ashley Elston. I also was hoping they would be selling Little Monsters by Kara Thomas but no such luck. Thankfully I ended up reserving a signed copy for when it comes out.
So anyway I ended up getting to the event almost close to 7. I get out of work at 6pm so it sucks cause I get to miss the talking part of the panel. Thankfully when I got there the authors were taking questions so I got to listen to some of that for a little bit. I wish I could have heard the talking part but still q&as are also very fun. I did get to hear about all the upcoming projects they have coming up and I have to say I am super excited for each of them.
So surprisingly this was a pretty small event. Not a lot of people ended up showing up which is such a shame but I also liked that because it ended up being a smaller event and more intimate. When my friend and I were waiting to get our book signed by the authors whose books we bought we got a chance to talk to the other authors who didn’t have anyone talking them. We ended up going over to Elle Cosimano about her book cover. She was telling us about how the illustrator did such an amazing job with the cover and I agree. It is such a beautiful design. She mentioned how each little detail has to deal with the story. She kept telling us about all these different things and I was super into it that I decided to go and purchase the book. Mind you I ended up buying The Darkest Corners and This is Our Story. I decided that since I would probably buy it in the future I might as well just buy it now and have it signed. So I did that.
I also ended up talking with Ashley Elston whose book I was really excited to pick up. The more I would hear her talk about the book the more I was sold and extremely happy that I decided to pick up the book. It had everything I loved. It’s a thriller. It’s also told from different perspectives. One of those perspectives is told from the shooter who you won’t find out is until the end. She also said the shooting happens right at the beginning so it sounds like I will be hooked from the start. I honestly can’t wait to jump into this.
Lastly I went over to Kara Thomas. I was so excited to go tell her how much I loved her book The Darkest Corners and that right after I read it I found out she had a new book coming out soon I was ecstatic. My friend told her how I got her to buy her book so she was super happy about that. I honestly can’t wait for Little Monsters to come out in less than two weeks. I read a little bit of it and I really enjoyed it. I honestly can’t wait to get my hands on the full book.
Overall I thought this was such a fun experience. All the authors were so sweet and welcoming. Since it was such a small group of people you could take your time and talk to them without being rushed. You could tell they were super appreciative of everyone who came out and supported them. I am so glad I went. It ended up being a fun time and a fun experience. It did end up hurting my wallet a little but I’m so happy with my purchases. I can’t wait to dive into these books. I’m seriously ready to drop my current reads for these.
I hope you guys ended up enjoying my experience about The Thillerfest Teen Panel. It was such a fun time and hopefully found some new favorite authors. Have you guys read anything from these authors? I would love to hear your thoughts on any of these books.