Book crush Thursday

Book crush Thursday is a day you post some of your fav covers or covers you think deserve some more attention. And this one might of just popped up just yesterday but I love it to no end.

The blood spell by CJ redwine

The reason I love this so much is a few reasons. 1 there is a pumpkin on the cover and I love fall and such and not many covers have pumpkins on them.

2. The snowy color look in the back ground. One of few things I love more than pumpkins and fall is snow and winter I count down the whole year just for winter to start.

3. This book is a Cinderella retelling my fav of old grim brother tellings so I’m excited see how Cinderella is made in this book.

The blood spell cover reveal

Cj redwines 5th book in the ravenspire series (each stand alone) has been released and can’t wait for this. I love Cinderella retelling sooo I’m stoked that a author i really like is doing her take on the retelling who has done 4 others so far.

And look at it!!! Pumpkin 😍😍 winter colors im in god dam heaven :). 😍😍❄️

Good reads Monday

It’s Monday so know what that means? It’s good reads Monday which say a book that’s been in your tbr pile for so long but haven’t read it that deserves some attention.

This week it’s a side series. The main story is called the chronicals of Vladimir Todd. But this title is called

Which is the 3rd book in the series and forget if last one or not. But Iv enjoyed vlad so much and enjoyed first 2 in this series unsure why never went back. But Vladimir was under the radar middle grade that needs still be read.

*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.

Good reads Monday

Today is good reads Monday which means you post about a book that has been on your to read like that you haven’t read but deserves to get some attention and my book today is

I was super excited for another book by Nicola upon who I have many times before thru past few years after reading everything everything. I’m shocked I did never in the end pick it up but I know where it’s on my shelf soo I’ll proubly read it soon since I’m itching to read a contemporary book again. And if not you should fully read everything everything!!!

*Arc Review* My Plain Jane- Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi Meadows

Release date: June 26th

Publishing house: Harper Teen

Genre: Fantasy

I enjoyed book one, so I already had high hopes for book two.  Which, they each can be read as a stand-alone. And it does not fail.

I’ve read one review where they compared it to the Ghostbusters and a retelling of Jane Eyre, which I have never read before.

But here is what this book is about. Jane Eyre can see ghosts after having a shoddy childhood as she was stuck in an orphanage. Until one day she finds an opening for a governess. But before she goes, there is a murder at her orphanage and the group called the society is coming to investigate. There’s a ghost at a local bar and they plan on getting answers.  At this time a lady going to a bar without being accompanied was very unlady like unless she was a lady of the night.

I won’t say more but this book wasn’t as funny as the first but I enjoyed this storyline a lot more. It seemed to have a cuter romance to it especially for two characters. And the pleasant thing about these stories is that each author takes a character. So there’s not more than one mindset to so some characters and they don’t get all the spotlight.

These authors really know how to mix the fantasy of the ghost world to mixing it with that day and age. At how little Gents and women chatted with one another and how some of things they did was extremely risky. Especially with a woman showing her bare leg. And what’s nice about books in the series is that the writing is not to the same style of the times. If it was I’d say for us normal readers it would hard to read old English writing which we read Beowulf or Canterbury Tales. So overall this book was amazing and I didn’t want it to end. It was one of my higher fantasy books that I’ve read this year and will be a favorite for the year.

5/5 stars

~~~JUSTIN

WWW waiting on Wednesday contemporary edition

Every Wednesday is the 3 questions what are you reading? What did you finish recently and what will you think will read next.

Unlike nikole that’s heavy fantasy I’m on the other end of the spectrum like usual I love contemporary’s.

1. What are you currently reading??? I am reading nice try Jane sinner by Lianne Oelke

So far just 50 pages so can’t say. Just all you know is Jane is expelled from school we don’t know why, but she has gone to college classes and joined a college reality tv show like big brother. So the plot is intriguing.

2. What do I plan to read next?

What I plan to read next if I can even find it is

Like said on Monday it’s been in my good reads tbr forever so if I can find my recently purchased book I’ll read it if not I’ll read meet cute which is short stories by some big named ya authors.

3. What have you recently finished

The books I have recently finished was ready player one & now a major motion picture.

I saw ready player 1 before the book and the movie was amazing 😉 saw it fir 3rd time today, but to the book yes a lot of things are different but the book was just as good. It’s def more 80’s pop cultured and challenges different big time but both for their own was amazing. Now the other book now a major motion picture is about a girl and her family. The mc’s grand ma was a insanely popular author similar make it out to jk Rowling and turning their grand Ma’s book to a movie. The mc grew up not liking the fame light on family so when forced to go to set she is not happy. But yea I loved this book is half a normal person to celebrity novel and half self learning book 5/5 stars.

So have any contemporary books your excited for or one just read you loved give us some love and hit the title to us in the comments :).

~~~~ JUSTIN

Chasing helicity by ginger zee

Ahh another ginger zee book that was on tap for me. When was able to get this arc I was jumping and down like crazy reason being is when I’m not reading one of my other passions is weather and have had that passion since a young age. So when you see this book you think tornado and weather plus in the title is helicity which means to spin. Which it def is. And this book is about 13 year old helicity who is about to thru a major change. Where at start of the book helicity is frustrated with her family since helicity in high school wants to get into honors classes but her parents don’t so she gets frustrated and takes her horse for a ride. Along the ride she starts to see a storm go up and watches it till suddenly see’s the storm getting violent. As she rushes home a tornado forms and thru her eyes watches as her town gets destroyed. Rest of the book picks where her town is leveled and suffering slightly what most victims go thru with ptsd and see’s how her life’s changed. All this was amazingly displayed and loved it as weather nerd and storm chasers. After this though book goes down hill. I’m going go do *spoilers now* I usually don’t but I need to get it out their and just preying its the arc and just not finished. But after town is destroyed. Her dad is blaming helicity for her star studded football player getting hurt. But after the hospital he is home complaining of pain takes meds doctor gave. Then it seems not a week later or 2 he is out of pills and dad gets more and sayes that the brother gets guilty look when helicity looks at him or thoughts but doesn’t think much more. I get it’s middle grade and saw the hints what brother was doing but doesn’t go into details. Another thing that happens is later bring a crush for helicity. He is 17 year old guy has the excitement for weather and young and immature like a lot of young storm chasers but way he acts it has sooo many vibes of some famous chaser or chasers, one I know ginger zee dated. Aka reed timmer. Who was on the show storm chasers on discovery channel. The guy in this book still seems cool but then later wants the photo so bad that helicity took of the tornado and he later sells it and gives most of money to helicity. She is mad that he did it with no thought to ask. And ginger trying to show that helicity doing stuff just for love of weather and not sell and the guy gets absolutely no repercussion from it at all. Forgot to add with the brother is at one point helicity hanging with brother and goes pick something up and is with brother and sayes gets up again and brother is looking odd. Later on the trip she is missing some money from her purse. Again this hints at things but then just left open ended. Last very last part of the book she is able to go on a storm chase with a meterlogist/ storm chaser and her guy crush. And it’s been raining hard in city their in for days. The guy and helicity find a time where with out asking takes the car to chase a storm and the kid is driving aggressive and fast and just being dangerous with helicity wanting to get out. Well he puts it through a flood. He gets hurt but she doesn’t. But as she is being rescued by emergency and stuff. Out comes to rescue as well is her chaser friend the meterlogist. Well let’s say one survives while other doesn’t “technically she does but in coma” but it’s left next page after that like I’m helicity I made bad decisions but I’m a survivor. 1 as a middle grade book I feel that might discourage people to not like weather or want to read books. And 2 I felt would of flowed better for storm chase she had actually gotten her tornado in a field that’s it and show she over came tornado fear while still taking the beauty of Mother Nature…. sorry I’m just so annoyed at all the things left open that are touched on then not.

3/5 stars this book could of been higher and loved it but so many flaws.

~~~~JUSTIN 3/5 stars

Darker by E.L. James

Ahh yes that’s right it’s another fifty shades book ;). 50/50 split for people a lot are saying nooooo my eyes. Take example my friend jennifer and her doggie blogger Bella from a Bella faerie tale she will be like my eyes noooo!! While I’m here yes yes yes. But going in I waited 2.5 years for this book that’s a life time in book years atleast though not GOT author who takes almost 5-10 years. But this is book 2 from christians pov. The first book left a tad later than Anastasia’s pov which I find oddly interesting. One thing going for book one was big gaps between Anastasia and Christians so was like reading a whole new book, unlike where I will say not going into much detail it is his pov for second but but to the extreme sounded like reading book 2 over again like i was Anastasia than Christian. Also like most shade books the writing is not very good but gotta love it for what it is I think if still are reading you knew this already. But some of the things I still loved is when Christian is not with Ana can see what he does he compassionate, besides so demanding. But get to see the scenes that we didn’t froms Ana’s like the fight with mrs Lincoln at christians party to Leila. But yea over all 4/5 stars since I can’t get enough but hoping last book isn’t 3 years away like book 1 to 2 was.

4/5 stars ~~~~ JUSTIN