Good reads Monday 4-30-18

Good reads Monday is a tag that you share that shares a book or books that been sitting on your TBR for to long but feel like get some attention.

This week I have 2!

Iv read everything of kasie wests since ps I like you and now I gotta go back and read her older stuff. She is a queen of YA contemporary so like last week I did a sun is a star and now that’s my current read. What’s some of your hidden wood work reads want to do?

This Book Breathes Fire! Feel the Heat of Sky in the Deep by Adrienne Young

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Are you looking for a new and exciting read, full of action, intrigue, romance, and palpable tension? Then you need to read Sky in the Deep by Adrienne Young! Seriously. This book will leave you wondering: “where have you been all my life?” At least it did for me.

Title: Sky in the Deep

Author: Adrienne Young

Publishing House: Wednesday Books

Release Date: April 24, 2018

Genre(s): Young Adult, Fantasy

Pages: 352

My rating: 5 out of 5 stars


Sky in the Deep Synopsis

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Raised to be a warrior, seventeen-year-old Eelyn fights alongside her Aska clansmen in an ancient rivalry against the Riki clan. Her life is brutal but simple: fight and survive. Until the day she sees the impossible on the battlefield — her brother, fighting with the enemy — the brother she watched die five years ago.

Faced with her brother’s betrayal, she must survive the winter in the mountains with the Riki, in a village where every neighbor is an enemy, every battle scar possibly one she delivered. But when the Riki village is raided by a ruthless clan thought to be a legend, Eelyn is even more desperate to get back to her beloved family.

She is given no choice but to trust Fiske, her brother’s friend, who sees her as a threat. They must do the impossible: unite the clans to fight together, or risk being slaughtered one by one. Driven by a love for her clan and her growing love for Fiske, Eelyn must confront her own definition of loyalty and family while daring to put her faith in the people she’s spent her life hating


My Review of Sky in the Deep

Have you ever read a book that not only grabs your attention from the beginning and never lets go but a book that makes you feel like you know the characters in a way that makes you part of their story? That’s how I felt with Sky in the Deep by Adrienne Young.

30c319e6-31da-46a7-9149-af97ca65c3ffThis book is not only breathtaking, it’s profoundly powerful. It provides a message about family, about being strong in a world that wants to tear you down. Eelyn is such a powerful and headstrong character that her feelings and actions jump off the page. Her beliefs and family are everything to her, and even when her view of the Riki begins to change, she does not falter. Eelyn stays this strong protagonist throughout her whole story. I found her to be such an inspiration.

The tension between Eelyn and the Riki (especially a certain Riki) was one of my favorite aspects of the story. There were times where I felt the tension could have breathed fire; it was so intense and emotionally driven that it’s difficult to take a step back from the story and breathe. It was difficult to even put the book down. Adrienne Young brought the story and characters to life and beautifully captured the tension between both clans.

There are not enough words in the dictionary to describe how much I loved Sky in the Deep. I probably felt every emotion known to man because of this book. And that’s okay. That’s what books are supposed to do. And Sky in the Deep definitely did just that.

If this book is not on your list to read, it needs to be. You won’t want to miss this unique story. Adrienne Young is a fantastic storyteller and I can’t wait to read her next novel.

Sky in the Deep is in stores now, so run to your nearest bookstore and pick up this one-of-a-kind book!

♥Nikole

*ARC REVIEW*The kiss quotient by Helen Hoang

I was able to read this book early in thanks to the first to read program by Penguin.

Going into this book, I already know I’m in a book slump. Lately, I haven’t read many books that I enjoyed. But this book helped me out.

It’s about a woman, Stella Lane who is near 30, has a steady job and has her own place. I think all is good but only down fall she has no boyfriend or had one and her family is asking for grand kids. Only issue though is she doesn’t like sex like at all, she doesn’t enjoy it and she thinks it shows. Other she is not afraid to tell people but doesn’t want to be treated differently since she has Aspergers. So to get better at sec life so can appease a guy she hires a escort to teach her how to get better. This is where Micheal Phan comes in who is half Vietnamese half Swedish. This story is told in both perspectives which I always love more than one side. But slowly thru the story he helps her in her own ways to learn. But like any friends with benifts or this case paid feelings get involved. But what is nice besides the love interest mike helps Stella see more of the world and get out of her routine she has since all she wants to do is work and sleep pretty much. Though some of these can be distraous I can say from first hand from being special ed like myself to my friends who have aspergers to many things at once or to loud can lead to huge melt down. One person needs to have a support system so thru this cute story you learn their story & to those that don’t help the case. So a cute little story I enjoyed for a debut novel from Helen that I loved and is 5/5 stars from me.

We Need Your Help- Bookshelfie Sundays

We need everyone’s help. We’ve been trying to come up with different tags to use for certain days and we came up with one that not only showcases your beautiful bookshelves but also your blog, Bookstagram, or even your Goodreads page.

What we need you to do is send us an email with links to your blog, etc, etc and pictures of your bookshelves. Every Sunday we will feature a new bookshelf and help promote what you love to do most… and that’s talking about books.

Email Stacy at acocoffeenbooks@icloud.com

 

 

*Arc Review* Calypso- David Sedaris

“It’s so funny to be called an asshole by someone who doesn’t know you, but then again knows you so perfectly.”

It’s never a dull moment when you’re reading anything by David Sedaris. It brightens your dark and gloomy days.

This is one of those books where you get something more from the author. Something that he doesn’t share that often in his books. We get up close and personal, a look into his life as the fearing old man that he claims to be.

David does this thing where he makes you laugh at things that you really shouldn’t be laughing at. I know, I know, he made me make my place in hell and I’m definitely okay with that if it means that I get to hysterically laugh at his stories. Then he does something else entirely surprising, he makes me think. He has me thinking to the point where I wake up in the middle of the night just to talk to myself about the points he has made.

He has a true gift and it shines brightly in this collection. He held nothing back and powered through with pure emotion and hilarity. I would love to be a fly on his wall for a few days.

Thank you, Little, Brown for holding an amazing giveaway!