*arc review* Bookish and the Beast by ashley poston

Was lucky enough from a friend to get this book was one of my Anticipated books. But further a due here is my review.

Cover: this cover is nice and loved all the covers to the series this one since has books and get general idea of what the characters look like. Other who does not love a dog??? Cover rating 5/5

The book is about a girl Rosie who happens to find a dog not knowing who is it’s goes to a near by house what comes next is just all catastrophe but so funny. And In that living in this castle is star studded Vance reigns the full ego jerk from book 2. And is out in middle of no where to get away from celeb life bringing these 2 to crash course.

Writing: the writing in this book was great. Had that nice pace that Geekerella had and so the story didn’t drag to like in book 2 where I felt the romance didn’t relize bloom till last 60%. And one thing is for sure though ashley knows how to inspire a full geekish world one reason Iv loved these story’s and while still keeping it entertaining to the retelling. This book is a beauty and beast retelling and I thought she really did a great job, beast: a ego and a jerk which Vance is, belle: Rosie book worm at heart but also strong willed minus being a klutz. Castle: big house, the curse: is Vance has to stay out till his actions become better. So when look at the 2 worlds they are different but pretty close to each other. Only thing I want to point out though ashley brought hints some stuff for secondary characters but at the end never happened and I kinda wished it had but maybe another story.

Feel: this book like book one is oh my stars!!! Just love the geekish things of this world since I relate to it sooo much. And this story is just sooo cute and being one of my favs of retellings only other I love more is cinderella which is why Geekerella is one of my all time fav books. Other cliq forget the word clushay I think it is but could be wrong is it’s a celeb meets a normal person and I love that in books and need to do some more.

World: Ashley has built amazing world of geek things like every time I read these books I feel like I’m at New York comic con all over again. This one is built out of it so less geekish but keeps you intrigued enough.

Overall grade: my overall grade on this with being fav retelling and did really well to it, just the whole Geekerella fandom with nice characters from past books making visits to just nice pace in this book it’s easily a 5/5 and would gladly recommend and will be reading again when I do Geekerella re read which I do Atleast twice a year since keeps me in a good mood.

It’s Monday (On a Tuesday), What Are You Reading? 2/24/20

Happy Tuesday!

I know that I usually post this on Monday but I was feeling kind of crummy yesterday. So here is what I’m going to try to read this week.

What are you reading?

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Be Not Far From Me- Mindy McGinnis

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Ashley knows this truth deep in her bones, more at home with trees overhead than a roof. So when she goes hiking in the Smokies with her friends for a night of partying, the falling dark and creaking trees are second nature to her. But people are not tame either. And when Ashley catches her boyfriend with another girl, drunken rage sends her running into the night, stopped only by a nasty fall into a ravine. Morning brings the realization that she’s alone – and far off-trail. Lost in undisturbed forest and with nothing but the clothes on her back, Ashley must figure out how to survive despite the red streak of infection creeping up her leg.

 

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The Princess and the Fangirl- Ashley Poston

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Imogen Lovelace is an ordinary fangirl on an impossible mission: save her favorite character, Princess Amara, from being killed off from her favorite franchise, Starfield. The problem is, Jessica Stone—the actress who plays Princess Amara—wants nothing more than to leave the intense scrutiny of the fandom behind. If this year’s ExcelsiCon isn’t her last, she’ll consider her career derailed.

When a case of mistaken identity throws look-a-likes Imogen and Jess together, they quickly become enemies. But when the script for the Starfield sequel leaks and all signs point to Jess, she and Imogen must trade places to find the person responsible. That’s easier said than done when the girls step into each other’s shoes and discover new romantic possibilities, as well as the other side of intense fandom. As these “princesses” race to find the script-leaker, they must rescue themselves from their own expectations, and redefine what it means to live happily ever after.

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The Dilemma- B.A. Paris

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It’s Livia’s fortieth birthday and tonight she’s having a party, a party she’s been planning for a long time. The only person missing will be her daughter, Marnie.

But Livia has a secret, a secret she’s been keeping from Adam, her husband, until the party is over. Because how can she tell him that although she loves Marnie, she’s glad their daughter won’t be there to celebrate with her?

Adam is determined everything will be just right for Livia and the party is going to be perfect… until he learns something that will leave him facing an unbearable decision.

 

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Vampironica- Greg Smallwood

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When Veronica is bitten by a centuries-old vampire, her thirst for blood threatens to turn Riverdale into a haven for the undead. Will she put an end to the vampire threat or give in to her blood lust? Archie Horror’s latest series paints Riverdale red in the vampiric first collection by siblings Greg & Megan Smallwood.

 

 

 

 

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*Cover Reveal* Bookish and the Beast- Ashley Poston

We are so excited about this release. Who doesn’t love a good retelling of Beauty and the Beast? Plus this cover is super adorable.

What do you think of the cover?

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Synopsis:

Rosie Thorne and her father have been short on luck–and money–for years. So when she loses her grocery store job in a heated moment of smashing the patriarchy, she knows she may be forced to give up on her dream of leaving her small town for a prestigious college creative writing program.

On the other hand, Vance Reigns has been Hollywood royalty for as long as Rosie’s been clipping coupons and secretly writing massively popular fanfiction. When a tabloid scandal catches up to him, he’s forced to hide out somewhere the paparazzi would never expect to find him: Small Town USA.

Rosie and Vance’s paths collide in a chance encounter, and suddenly cataloging the Starfield Library at Vance’s manor house is Rosie’s only shot at saving money for school. And while most Starfield superfans would jump at the chance to work in close proximity to Vance, Rosie has realized something about Vance: he’s a huge jerk, and she can’t stand him.

Still, there may be more to Vance than meets the eye. As Rosie and Vance begrudgingly get to know each other, secrets are revealed that could change their minds–and their hearts–forever.

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*Arc review* Princess and the fan girl by Ashley poston

Oh, my stars! This book is one of my drop everything and read and I did just that. Skipping on 2 other books that I’ve started.

This book was so nice to be part in it since geekerella is one of my top 3 contemporaries. But the story starts out with Jessica, the other lead cast of the movie and is not happy that she doesn’t want the role at all. An interviewer was bickering her for questions and jess answers one with true answer that’s not supposed to so after runs to the bathroom and crashes into Imogen Lovelace extreme fangirl and the lead for wanting jess in the movie. Well after the bathroom a mishap happens and Imogen is now in a panel as jess. So after that they decide to switch places for the con.

My feelings on the story.

Like said I loved being back in this world. To all the nerdy things to just the excitement. The start of the story starts off a tad bland since jess is just always a grump and wants nothing to do with the movie or fandom and Imogen is trying hard to be like jess would act while adding her own flare. And this goes thru 50% of the book which each character being snooty and not much chatter with other characters happens. But by 50% the book finally has its flare that I loved in geekerella. The fandom, the things you experience in a book just like you were in world its self and top it all if set your mind to it you can do it. With of course help and your never alone.

For this book character arcs:

Like the story, at first, I thought was a tad flawed. Since how can anyone start to like or even be friends since Imogen and jess and side characters minus one all grumpy. So as goes on not sure how they sorta let go of grumpiness to be friends. But the action of trying to make the book being solved I enjoyed. Soo with all of that I gotta give a book a 4 star rating. Bad start to good latter half book you expect in a book of geekerella. So this won’t be a fav but geekerella will be and glad the second book in this world. 4/5

Geekerella- Ashley Poston

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*Picture is not my own. Was published in a paper and I borrowed it!*

 

“We aren’t alone, I say quietly, liking how the words fit around my lips. If this is the impossible universe, then I hope tonight was the good sort of impossible. I want to believe.”

As we all know, retellings usually disappoint me. They do the original no justice and I’m left wanting to kick the book into outer space, but this book right here changes everything. It took the original story a step further and added Con flare to the picture. It has all our nerd-girl hearts on overdrive.

I wasn’t expecting to feel a deep level relatability with this one, maybe a quick fangirl freakout but nothing to this magnitude. I might have felt goosebumps rise up my arms and a few tears fall on my precious arc copy.

From page one, you instantly connect with Elle and feel what she feels. The torment from her stepsisters and stepmom, the heartache from losing her parents at a young age, and the fandom she lives and breathes on.

The twist text communication between Elle and Darien was absolute genius on her part and I tip my hat to you. Everything seemed to fit into place perfectly and I wouldn’t change a thing.

If you want an emotional roller coaster of feels, secret texting, sabotage, and epic cons, then this story is for you. Hell, who am I kidding? Everyone should read this. This is not your typical retelling!

“I might not be there and you might not be here, but I’m glad to share the same sky with you. Maybe we should start looking up together.” 

 

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Best books of 2016 part 2 months 7-12

Sorry Iv been Mia Iv been reading books at a slower pace due to less time to read so bear with me and this weeks late but now part 2 of my fav 2016 reads with a few honorable mentions. 

1. The continent by Keira drake 

This book was wow as said going in I didn’t know what to expect and was sooo amazing the couple was so good with right amount of chatting and action and worry to be up there for fav read.  

2.shadow run by Adrianne Strickland

This book is very spacey not something I like, but has battle of royality with a love that shouldn’t happen and with action scenes in between with betrayals. This book holy gosh sooo good and is out in a few more weeks :). 

3.the wish granter by cj redwine

This book going in thought maybe would be hard since hadn’t read the orginal fairy tale but man I was blown away and look foward to reading the shadow queen. I said that a few months back but I’m bad about that. 

4.blood for blood by Ryan graudin

Book 2 of wolf by wolf series and starts where last book left of in this retelling of WW2. One reason made it a fav is that ending oh man it’s bad so def give this series a read.

5.an ember in the ashes/ a torch against the night by Sabah Tahir

These books are the best mixed of fantasy aspect with dystopian. They were def a lot of people’s fav read for them for 2015/2016 so if haven’t started this you should.

6.holding up the universe by Jennifer Niven

This book I was unsure going in if I would lik this since was unsure if would bean other sad book by her or not but it’s a cute fluffy read and you learn about rare disorder in someone who can’t remember things, but yea ❤

7. Scythe by Neil shustermen

This book by itself is not as spooky as thing it would be but makes you think of life and I can say loved loved this book and what more would it be to be a scythe and “glean” people. Look foward to book 2 out of three in this series. 

8. The diabolic by s.j Kincaid 

This book going in was unsure since was near practically my first sci fi books but I loved it, starts out a tad confusing and maybe slow for some but it was so popular it’s getting a second book to the series so yay :). 

9.ordinary Magic by Caitlin bradway

This book is like Harry Potter big time minus instead the world being muggles and Magic hidden it’s the oppsite and everyone is magical but get like people are don’t and called ords or ordinary and there basically shunned in the world plus also kidnapped or eaten since ords can do things magic peeps can’t or the monsters enjoy ords since easy prey.

10.joyride by Anna banks

A very funny and adorable i felt contemp and all the stunts and jokes done in this book anna had done so extra funny I’m like you did what Anna?!? 

11. Geekerella Ashley poston

This book is extremely adorable retelling of Cinderella one of my fav retellings and a this story revolves fandoms of a movie. And also it involves a convention and I had received this book at a comic convention so found it even funnier/greater. Well worth the read

12. Rest are honerable mentions. 

Rebel in the sands 

The game that breaks us by micalea smeltzer 

Small book but did this in one sitting and involves hockey and romance what better than a book. 

Well that was my fav reads of 2016 I hope to read as much books as I did last year. 

~~~~~JUSTIN