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The Sweet Taste of Sin by Ember Casey

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I look forward to reading it, I liked the premise very much, but in the end, I felt a bit meeh. Ashley and Dante used to date, but when his fame got in the way the broke up. Now they are thrown back together and sparks fly. But the question remains, if the same thing that broke them up the first time, will break them up the second time. It's a story about second chances and love, that ultimately wins in the end. I loved the premise but wasn't amazed by the execution. rating πŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’š cover πŸ’›πŸ’› series The Fontaines #1 genre romance, contemporary published October 15th, 2015 Goodreads Amazon happy reading, anie    Follow @anie_1027

Favorites: Sci-fi

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I feel in love with science fiction in high school. It went well with my love of physics and math. :) Ever since then I don't read as many books in this genre. Partly because I keep on discovering new genres and partly because good sci-fi book are hard to find. These five are totally amazing. :) Alien Minds by Chistina Bauer I started the series by reading two prequels (neven done that before) and it got me so excited for the series. The first one in the series, Alien  Minds excited all my expectations. There are aliens, parallel worlds, cool tech, and the sweetest romance. :) The Cloud by Daniel Boshoff The group of teenagers starts an internship. What starts out as a tour end up with them waking up on a strange planet, with no way back. Oh, and one of them is a kind of robot. :) Code Revelation by Boris Sanders In a futuristic sci-fi story, Max is a computer scientist, who is continuously exploited by his boss. One day he picks up a gift for his girlfriend. The box

The Last Atlantian by Mikki Noble

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I love mythology of any kind, so I was very excited to read a book that has to do with Atlantis. And I was not disappointed. While the origins are the same, the author took a myth and put an entirely new spin on it.  I love the storyline, the way the story is slowly revealing itself, through the action.  Spencer  is 17 years old working in her best friends' parent’s coffee shop to earn for her own car. She is very unhappy when she has to work on her actual birthday. There is a regular at the coffee shop, who scares her a bit and when he grabs her, she turns him into gold. She is terrified of what just happen. Next thing she knows there are people trying to kidnap her and handsome stranger hell-bent on saving her. When they all disappear, she takes his keys, that very left ton the floor and disappears to his apartment.  She finds out that she is Atlantian, but has no idea what that actually means, or how it affects her. She and Eli are on the hunt for answers when sh

Reading Diary 0.3

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Sunday I’ve started the day by reading Ordinary by Starr Z,Δ‘. Davies and I loved it. I was a bit reluctant to start it because by the synopsis it could go either way. But it’s good. It’s very good. And long. I wanted to finish it in the morning, but I had to get up halfway and was so bummed. In the future, something happened and most of the population was wiped out, those that remained were those who had powers. Now the world is rebuilt and the power is all that matters. If you have it a lot you can lead a good life, but if you don’t, you have to pay the country extra taxes. Amongst all that is a boy that doesn’t have any. At all. Now he is being offered a job, living as a test subject. It’s his only opportunity and he takes it. But it’s rough and the climate outside is getting rougher. I love the book where the world is built out and thought out. There are rules that the characters have to live by, political rules, rules of the world itself, rules of the powers. If it’s done good

A Layer Hidden by Candace Robinson

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Well, this was scary.  Bree is awakened in the middle of the night. She goes up cheeks up on her 10-year-old daughter and gets out of the room to get some water. t They are all fitted in the small room, flying to the ney planet to start over. She notices strange things in the common rooms but doesn’t put much weight on it. Like flickering of the lights and absence of people. Until it’s too late to do anything. It’s one of the scariest stories I’ve read in a long time and it’s only 22 pages. 😱Masterfully written, intensity slowly building, till the gory end. I would love to read more! Also, it’s not the best ides to read in the middle of the night. :) I was jumpy for a week after reading it. :) Highly recommend it! rating πŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’š cover πŸ’›πŸ’›πŸ’›πŸ’›πŸ’› received from author genre sci-fi, horror published January 24th, 2020 number of pages 22 Goodreads Amazon happy reading, anie Follow @anie_1027

Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater

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You know when you love a book so much, it's so say anything about it? Well, this happens to me every time I read one of The Raven Cycle books, all I want to say is: It's soooooo good & you have to read it. :) I haven't expected this series so much. With each book that I read, I'm more in love and each book is better than the one before. As the story progresses each of the friends is developing a role and stepping more into it. I loved the sweet romance brewing between Blue and Gansey and I love the friendship (or more?) brewing between Ronan and Adam. I feel like I'm part of the group searching for the buried Welch King and I can't wait to read what happens in the last one and what will waking up the king mean to Raven Boys and Blue. rating πŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’š cover πŸ’›πŸ’›πŸ’›πŸ’›πŸ’› series The Raven Cycle #3 genre ya, fantasy, paranormal published October 21st, 2014 by Scholastic Press number of pages 391 Goodreads Amazon happy reading,

The Long and Dark by Joshua Banker

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Gareth works for hire, anything anyone pays him to do; to fight in wars or as a hired muscle for rich people. Then his wife and kid get sick. He desperately searches for cure everywhere, but there is none. He keeps on hearing stories of Dineothan, a mysterious island nation when someone might know of a cure. It's the start of an action pack adventure to the unknown. I love the idea behind the story. It's well thought out and quite unique, especially the setting. However, the writing style wasn't my favorite, I had trouble connecting to the story and characters.  ratingπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’š coverπŸ’›πŸ’›πŸ’› received from author genre fantasy published October 29th, 2019 number of pages  284 Goodreads Amazon happy reading, anie Follow @anie_1027

Favorites: hate-to-love romance

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I like to read romance books, especially in the summer months. There is something about a warm evening that makes me want to read about love. :)  Sunny weather outside made me yearn for summer days. And reading outside. And love stories... Till then here are some of my favorite romance books & one of my favorite tropes: hate-to-love, enemies to lovers: Flirting with Fire The Shortest Distance Between Love & Hate by Sandy Hall Risking it All by S. M. Koz Evening the Score by Jaqueline Snowe Courting Kate by Tori Kron Follow @anie_1027

Pixieland Diaries Sampler by Christina Bauer

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I’ve never read a sampler before and I have mixed feelings about it. I loved getting a little sneak peek into the story, but the downside is, that I don’t know how will I be able to wait till march to read the full story. I don’t think I had this much fun while reading a book. :) I was giggling all through till the end (my cat was not a fan, I greatly disturbed the nap time:)). She is such a fun character. She is a pixie, living with her adopted parents. She was actually born on Earth, so she is a faeling. Under the current rule of the summer court (where she lives), faerie are supposed to be main. She has a problem with that. So she puls this hilarious pranks on council members.  My favorite quote from the story: “Thank you.” Next Lazare does that thing where you walk away really fast, all while clenching your butt cheeks. I sigh as I watch all the summer elves all file out behind their King Regent. Most are doing that same poop-walk as well.  Also, I love the writing format, es

Haskel Himself by Gary Seigel

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The story is set in 1966. Haskell lives with his mother in New York. But she barely sees her, because of her work. When his mother suddenly, with no warning, decides to take time off work and travel with her boyfriend, it comes as a shock to Haskell. He has to move across the country, to live with his aunt and uncle in California. Leaving his school, from everything he knows. He is faced with bullying, a lot. He is not the kind of guy, to fit in. He loves theater, acting, has no idea about most of the sports. And he might be gay.  Growing up is tough at any age, it seems extra hard for Haskell. It's a beautiful story of growing up, of being different and finding yourself in difficult times.  The writing is just beautiful. I felt like I was there with Haskell.  It's the kind of story that touches you, moves you, pulls at all your heartstrings... I highly recommend it! ratingπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’š coverπŸ’›πŸ’›πŸ’›πŸ’›πŸ’› received from Xpresso Book Tours follow the tou

The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater

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This is turning to be one of my all-time favorite series. ) Now that the leyline has been woken, more and more people are looking for it. Not only that, the leyline amplified all the magic around and that has some very interesting consequences. I love the Raven boys (and Blue of course). They are such a collection of characters, all so very different and yet I like them all. Except for Adam.. he just gets on my nerves somehow. :) My favorite moment was between Blue and one of the boys towards the end. I still think about it. Life just isn't always fair, especially for Blue. Also, this book had a lot of Ronan, a bit more about his story, how he can do what he does and his family. I enjoyed that so much, he is such a complex character, bad on the outside, kind of good-ish on the inside. And Gansey. I liked him from the first book, but some of his more human sides are starting to show at times... and I'm all for it. :) If you haven't started the series yet, I highl

Tattered by Devney Perry

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Thea had a very rough childhood, growing up in an orphanage, having to fend for herself aways. When she worked as a bartender she meet a guy and he swept her off her feet. After the night they spend together they both went their own way. She didn't even get his name or number and when she found out she was pregnant there was no way to tell him. Many years later, they ran into each other in Montana, where she now lives. Logan is a very successful businessman on a business trip to Montana where he runs into her. Her life gets turned upside down again, but it might be for the better. Logan is determined to be her and his' child life, but it so hard to adjust. It's such a sweet, feel-good story. It made me feel things, cry, root for all the characters ... so good. :) rating πŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’š cover πŸ’›πŸ’›πŸ’›πŸ’› series Lark Cove#1 genre romance, contemporary published June 19th, 2018 number of pages 374 Goodreads Amazon happy reading, anie Follow

The Hive Engineers by Emilia Zeeland

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I've been reading the series since the first book came out and I'm a big fan. With each book, the story gets more complex, more intense and the characters go through a lot... a lot. :) The story starts soon after the second one ended. Afte r the attack,  Yalena   and her friends are up to another mission. With new tech, that makes their ships invisible, they fly to the enemy territory looking for an army. They are meat with loads of difficulties and loss. There is no break for them.  What follows is the epic conclusion to one of the best sci-fi series, I've read in a long time. Also, it's one of those stories that are soooo much better if you binge read 'em. :) Loved it! ratingπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’š coverπŸ’›πŸ’›πŸ’›πŸ’›πŸ’› series STAR Academy #3 genre sci-fi, ya published September 28th, 2019 number of pages 290 Goodreads Amazon happy reading, anie Follow @anie_1027

Jeremiah Jericho: Book One: Allowance by Azariah Scott

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Jeremiah just turned 16. He figured out that he got something from his father. The computer chip in his head and annoying voice that is always in his head. :) He can use it to hack people. He finds about it the hard way, with sharp pain and voice that doesn’t leave. :) That was my favorite part of the story, their dialogs are very interesting. :) But the trouble comes when the government wants the chip back. It strat an intense and action-filled story. I wanted to love the book. It’s just the kind of story I love. I loved the storyline, the characters, but I had trouble with the writing style. It wasn’t a great fit for me.  rating πŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’š cover πŸ’›πŸ’›πŸ’› received from Author genre sci-fi, ya number of pages 436 published June 20th, 2019 Goodreads Amazon happy reading, anie Follow @anie_1027

Favorites: Fairytale Retellings

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Fairytale retellings are one of my all-time favorite genres. I love the way different authors put a different spin on well-known stories, taking them to whole another level. Something that stars with a little fairytale, end up a full-blown high fantasy story, or spooky horror one, or it takes you to a magical school in another realm. :) Here are some of my recent and not so recent finds Depravity by M. J. Haag A lovely take on Beauty and the Best. The story is set in a high fantasy world. Benella spends her days finding food for her family and the best food always grows around Beast's Estate. One of the village boys, trows her at his estate and instead of killing her, he saves her. The Lady Raven by Rebeca Henry It's a very dark take on Cinderella's story. It follows the main storyline, but it's a lot darker. :) With magic and witchcrafts & gruesome deaths. Fated by Kaylin Lee It's very loosely based on Cinderella's sto