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Pixieland Diaries by Christina Bauer

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I looked forward to reading Pixieland Diaries, ever since I've read the Sampler  of the book in January.   It was even better than I expected!!! Fun, action-packed & full of twists Calla is a pixie, born to human parents, who lived close to ley lines. They abandoned her, the Ley Queen found her. She grew u with Papi and Muti, ancient pixies living in an acorn. Calla is such a fun and interesting character. She has more magic than regular pixie and spends most of her time looking for an adventure. Trouble seems to always find her and she is a master prankster. :) Summer Court is ruled by Lazare. He has brought new kind of direction to the fae. Fae are suppose to be cruel, mean and horrible to humans. Calla isn't the biggest fan of that and shows that in the own special (and hilarious) way. :) Her pranks have led her to the trouble and when she burns through her last chance, she is put to the ley prison. Aaaand that is when the story goes from great

Reading Diary #5

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Friday I did all the things, the week is ending, and that only means one thing. Reading time!!! :)  I’m a bit behind on my reading, getting over flu took a  lot of me and that meant a lot of youtube/Netflix and not so much reading.  That doesn’t mean I haven’t started about a million books and stopped after the first chapter. It’s a bad habit I’m trying to change. It’s not going so well. :) I did read a big chunk of Apollo towards the evening. It’s so fun to back to this world and it’s making me want to read the Percy Jackson series again. Saturday I woke super early for no reason at all. I’m starting to like this whole waking earl thing, it must mean I’m getting very, very old, right? It’s so peaceful when the entire world is asleep and I can watch the sun come up. Anyhow, I finished the first book in The Trial of Apollo series & loved it. Apollo is such a fun character. I love that there is a little bit of Percy in it, too. :) I’m not so sure about Meg yet, and Leo.

Cinder by Marrisa Meyer

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The first book in one of my all-time favorite series!!! The story is set in the future, where the world is divided into just a few countries. We follow Cinder, she lives in New Beijing, under the rule of the monarch.  The empire is sick with the plague, that has been wiping out people left and right, and his son Kaito is next in line to take the throne. There is no cure for the plague, but researchers at the royal palace are working non stop to come up with one. There is a draft, where cyborgs are “volunteers” as guinea pigs for trial cures. Cinder is a renowned mechanic, the best in business. She is also a cyborg, and that means she had no right, treated by a second class citizen by all, and even more horridly by her stepmother. She is a servant, all her money goes to them and when one of her stepsisters gets the plague, stepmother volunteers her for the draft.  During the initial examination, the doctor figures out that she is immune, her help is invaluable. She is

Famously Switched by Emily Evans

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Like Parent Trap in a book form, only better. I was having so much fun reading Famously Switched. So Chloe is a twin and had two older brothers, also twins. It’s the end of a school year and they are all eying one part of the family property. So the father proposes a challenge and who wins, gets it. Chloe wants to keep the fields as they are and maybe improve them a bit. And she wants to research lavender farms in California, so she gets a part-time job. Only the job suck and she figures out a better way to do it in maner of day and loses it. She needs the job, so she can stay there. Jane is an actress with a small role in a papular show. She wants to go to Texas to look at school but leaving means breaking the contract and she needs the money. Seeing that they look so much alike, she proposes a switch. Chloe transforms almost seamlessly and gets more and more lines to act. It all gets very complicated when a famous actor joins the set. Ultimately it will all come crashing do

BookLove || Book Series I Want to Finish This Year

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I have a strange kind of relationship with book-series. Most of the time I like reading series a lot more than stand-alone. I love diving into stories, where storylines can take multiple books to complete, where you discover more about the world created with each book and see how characters evolve through hundreds of pages. There is one thing, though. I rarely finish a series. It's a horrible habit. There are a few reasons. When I love the first book in a series very much, I'm afraid to read more, because I don't want to be disappointed. There are many series I've read, where the second, or third books get progressively worse until I couldn't care less about what happened, and I don't want that for books I love the most... :) While sometimes the reason is somewhat valid (like that one few lines up), sometimes I just found a new book to read and forgot all about the one I wanted to read, or the books are not out yet. So over the year I started many series

Ordinary by Starr Z. Davies

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The world almost ended, the only people left, where those who had powers.  Now the society is somewhat rebuilt. But the new threat comes in a form of power regression. People are getting weaker and weaker. Paragon, a biotech company supposedly is doing research on how to fight it.  And then there is Ugene. He was born with no power. That makes him an oddity, he stands out, has no future, because no one will hire him. Paragon offers him a job, to be their test subject. With the promise of helping his family he agrees. But waits him there is nothing he signed up for. The building is full of people, some with weaker powers, some with powers too strong, but all living in horrible conditions, closed in, subjected to horrible tests daily, with no chance of escape. Ugene has one secret weapon. His mind. When he realizes just how horrible their life is, he starts to formulate a plan, talk to others, find some answers. He unknowingly starts a fight. It’s such an epic story. The storyl

The Rebound by Lynn Stevens

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Rachel Westbrook has it all, money, designer clothes huge house. The bad thing, she is known a the rebound girl. If you break up, or get dumped and want to make a girl jealous, you date Rachel.  Rachel doesn't date for real. She has a good reason to be careful with guys.  When she goes on a date with Adam, she takes it as a chance to change her reputation. He gets a rebound and she loses the title of rebound girl. So they have to make it look very real. The more real they make it, the more feelings arise. And soon she is falling for him. Her father owns a pharmaceutical company works long hours. She is often led to her own devices and is OK with it. And then there is his horrible assistant. Her life goal seems to be getting into every aspect of his life. Rachel hates her and keeps warning his father. Her mother left a few years ago and what's worst, she never kept in touch. When her maternal grandfather comes to tells them the horrible news, the web of lies start

Reading Diary #4

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Tuesday Tuesdays are for some reason very hard. Always have been. I like Monday, the start of the new week and all that, but Tuesday. Oh, man. It’s the day when my energy is at the lowest. It takes me 10x as long to do anything than on any other day.  Anyhow, with the start of the new year, I started to read differently. Last year, while I read a lot, I didn't have … as much fun as I should while reading. It has become kind of a chore.  That’s not fun. So I’ve trying to read differently this year. More… balanced. So I switch between Arcs, Paper books, ebook, re-reads, etc, as much as possible.  And it’s working. :)  I’ve been re-reading The Lunar Chronicles, currently in book two, Scarlet . I forgot how much I loved these characters.  There is something about Wolf, that speaks to me. He is my favorite guy in the entire series. :)I read about half of the book over the weekend and today I finished the rest in the evening.  I can wait to read Cress, she is my favorite

A Friend in Paris by Jennie Goutet

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She is a talented young artist, fulfilling her father's wish to travel the world and learn, currently living in Paris. And he is her neighbor, very wealthy and all-around nice guy. When her landlords' son attacks her, he comes to the rescue and they start to become friends. As time passes, they grow closer but there always seems to be something in the way.  I love that the foundation of their relationship is friendship, which provides the basis for a later relationship. Such a sweet story...  rating πŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’š cover πŸ’›πŸ’›πŸ’› genre romance number of pages 252 published  November 27th, 2018 Goodreads Amazon happy reading, anie Follow @anie_1027

The Celestial Assignment by Theresa Braun

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After he dies, he became a guardian angel. He got to see a  human grow, from a baby being born to old age when he is suddenly torn from her life. He has to take his job and learn about himself, so he can redeem. But it, not an easy thing to do, at all.  I liked the story, but I wished it was just a little bit longer, so I could now more about the world and himself in former life. ratingπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’š cover πŸ’›πŸ’›πŸ’› received from author genre short stories, paranormal published February 14th, 2020 number of pages 28 Goodreads Amazon happy reading, anie  Follow @anie_1027

Books of February

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February was such a funky month. January was great for me, a new fresh start and all that jazz, but it all came to halt last month. I was sick for 3 out of 4 weeks and I’m still getting back on my feet. That suck majorly.  I had a feeling before making this list, that I haven’t been reading all that much, but I did manage to read quite a lot.  I started the month by finishing Scarlet , it’s one of my all-time favorite books and I think it’s my favorite in the series. I love her spunk and the storyline and everything basically. Next was The Flying Woman , which was good, but I was a little bit disappointed. I love superheroes soo much and was probably expecting too much. Cress was next in my Lunar Chronicles re-read and I forgot how adorable Cress is, and how brave in her own special way. I loved it and it got me soo excited for Winter . (I finished it later in the month and it didn’t disappoint. :))  It’s been a long time since a read a good dystopian book and The Disea