April Bookhaul


First off my two preorders:


Then I went on a Richelle Mead buying spree: 


Spirit Bound and Indigo Spell I got on Amazon. The others are from Book Outlet. 

Plus three more from one of my favorite book sites Book Outlet. 


Then the kindle books: 

I’ve also have gotten obsessed with matching my ebooks with there audible books. Plus when am just trying out a series then follow in love with. Example ahead. 

The Beautiful Bastard series by Christina Lauren. Went from a try but to buying all of them. 

Wallbanger, Rusty Nailed, and Last Call  by Alice Clayton.

Filthy Boy by Christina Lauren to try her other series. 

The Barrier Between by Stacey Marie Brown. 

Embrace by Jessica Shivington. 

Half a King by Joe Abercombie 

The Selection, The Elite, and The One by Kiera Cass.

A Court of Throne and Roses by Sarah J. Maas. 

In Death 36-42 by J.D. Robb (AM CAUGHT UP!!!!)

Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson. ( read and cried at how good it is and how long it took me to read it)

Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo 

So the stats are: 

28- audible books (listened to 17 of those)

44- ebooks 

11-physical 

Bringing my total for the month 83 books in different formats. I need to get on top of these because my ebook and audible collections are getting out of control. 

        

Book Review: Second Chance Summer 


Author: Morgan Matson

Page Count: 468

Format: paperback

Publisher: Simon & Schuster 

Genre: contemporary Ya 

Rating: 5/5 

Summary: The Taylor’s are going back to there summer home after tragic news are told to them. Now with only a summer they need to pack a lot of bounding time together. And if that isn’t enough Taylor has to deal with people she left behind 5 years that she didn’t want to see again. The Edwards have a hard road ahead this summer and have to stick together. 

Finished this book and let me tell you I cried. It took me by surprise and I couldn’t really stop. Am all caught up with my Morgan Matson books and now just have to wait for Everything Everything to come out. 
Loved how this story had different elements of friendships, love and family, and lost. For though am laughing at parts my heart still went out for Taylor and her family. Because though Taylor goes through a summer job to getting a second chance in a old friendship and relationship. Taylor has to deal with what’s happening to her dad and spending time with him. Those where the cutest moments. The romance wasn’t overly cheesy which is A+ in my book. And it wasn’t just Taylor and Henry but also Taylor’s big brothers try at a romance. 

There was growth from Taylor not being a runner. To Taylor’s whole family go from being distant from each other to becoming closer. The siblings came together but also let other people come and talk to them when they couldn’t talk to family. 

I did have a problem with the fact that conflict that was caused at age 12 lasted for 5 years. I know to a 12 year old it may be major but come on Lucy and Henry should have gotten over it sooner. Also when Taylor asked Henry if he believes in second chances that was actual the third chance. 

Plus I would have liked a little more at the end. Why do contemporary authors leave there stories so open ended. Also to see more the side characters would have been cool. 

Other than that I loved this book and like I said can’t for the newest one to come out. Sorry for how long this is if you made it all the way through your a superstar. 

A Mash Up Of bookish thing


Bookish Delights:

1.Getting new books. I don’t try and buy to many physical books this year. However e-books are still my weakness. However opening up a book to see the book design or end pages and am in love.

2.Organizing my shelves. I need to organize again though I don’t know how. But as long as my series are together and doesn’t look a mess am happy.

3.Audiobooks while at work. Seriously working fast food is one of the stressful part of my day. So when I have free time with nothing but cleaning I start listening to a book.

4.Having complete series. Though I don’t finish them as fast as I should I do love seeing complete series on my shelves and dream about marathoning them someday.

5.Reading a book with all my favorite things. My slow romances with the sassy male characters with a great story line  is my life.

6.when I get a like on a post or view. I don’t blog very often since I don’t read as often or stay up with a lot of things. So when I get a view or like it always make my day.

7.amazon marketplace and book outlet. I love both site though my wallet and parents disagree. However there cheap and I will some how find someplace to put them.

8. getting my mom to read one of my books. I love when my mother comes into my room and ask for a book recommendation. The ones I gave her she has liked so am a proud book worm.

9. collecting bookish things. I don’t have many but it is a hobby that I like along with collecting books.

10. goodreads shelves. They help me keep organized in all my formats of books I have. So goodreads helps me know what I have which format I have it in.

HAPPY BOOK BIRTHDAY: 


Today my copy of The Rose and the Dagger by Renee came in and now am currently reading The Wrath and the Dawn. Which I should have read forever ago but haven’t yet.

Weekly Wrap Up


In a week I caught up with (though I really didn’t mean to) with the Beautiful Bastard series by Christina Lauren. For me the series just got better as I read side characters from the first book fall in love in there own books. Max is my favorite guy while Hana is my favorite girl. My favorite couple is Will and Hanna. But to be completely honest I loved all them as couples and the friendship with all of them. I smiled, laughed, and was frustrated at times but I still loved each of these books.

So the books I read was 

(2)Beautiful Stranger: Max and Sara the sexy Brit and the need a new start. 

(3)Beautiful Player: Will and Sarah the player and the speak her mind scientist. 

(3.5)Beautiful  Beginning: The wedding of Chole and Bennet. Along with there families chaos began. 

(3.6)Beautiful Beloved: Max and Sarah working the ins and outs after having a baby. 

(4)Beautiful Secret: Niall and Ruby the divorce executive and the intern. 

(4.5)Beautiful Boss: Will and Hanna decided where they want to go for Hannas job. 

The funny thing about this series is it was never in my TBR and just wanted to try the series out. So trying something new and highly enjoy it. Plus the series isn’t over so when the new one comes out I’ll be reading that when it comes out. 

How did everyone else week went? I hope it was as good as mine. Until next time. 

 

Friday Read


Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson

The funny thing about this book is that I probably could have finished it in one day. However I needed a break from it because it is getting real. I only have an hour left and I know am going to get emotionally.

So I will be finishing this book one way or another just an hour then I’ll be caught up on my Morgan Matson books until the new one.

 

Mid- April Wrap Up


I don’t know how but I have read so far this month 13 books. So am doing a mid April wrap along with short reviews on each. Didn’t even realize I listened to so much but am excited to see how the rest works out for me.

Delusion in Death by J.D. Robb (5/5)

in death #35

New Yorkers never knew what hit them when one minute there hanging out at there favorite diner then a killing spree the next. And to them its the images of there worse nightmares instead of friends or family.

 Calculated in Death by J.D. Rob (5/5)

in death #36

An accountant that gets killed for no reason other than doing her job and covering for friends. Which leads to a domino effect means cleanup time for those involved and Eve to be quick to find it. FLYING TOODLERS.

Thankless in Death by J.D. Robb (5/5)

in death #37

A boy that doesn’t want to grow up or be told what to do goes on a killing spree before Thanksgiving. The more he kills the more he gets into it, all while collecting there money and having tons of good luck. Plus the favorite family from Ireland come to visit.

Concealed in Death by J.D. Robb (5/5)

in death #38

Inside an old building live the remains of 12 young girls that have been there for 15 years. And was found thanks to Roarke  having to buy everything. So he of course calls up his wife and a new old case. This was hard since they had to look to the bones to find each girl who some had good to not good lives before. We also meet a new bone scientist who Eve doesn’t full trust, and butt heads on more than one occasion.

Festive in Death by J.D. Robb (5/5)

in death #39

Its Christmas and someone didn’t want womanizer personal trainer to have a joyful holiday. So while finishing up her Christmas shopping, planning a party and going through cheating spouses. A typically Christmas season for Eve Dallas. This was more a character love. For Eve had to make a deal with Summerset which we may never see again. Party time and gift giving plus the pink continues.

Obsession in Death by J.D. Robb (5/5)

in death #40

Eve has a stalker and is killing those who every gave her problems before, and leaving messages at the crimes saying her true friend. Now Eve has to go through old stalkers and pin this person done before they hurt someone she loves. Am surprised we haven’t had more stalker books. I mean we had the one where its killers from her past or killers asking her to catch them. But a fan from her work is a new one especially how far she went with it. Lets just say that’s one way to start to the New Year.

Devoted in Death by J.D. Robb (5/5)

in death #41

This is a total Bonny and Clyde twist because instead robbing these two like to kill. So while driving to New York they have a pile of bodies left on the trip. Haven’t been caught however there in New York and now have to deal with Eve Dallas. This was a lot of back tracking since they have to follow there path to New York to find who these people are. We meet a new character who came to help out with the case and it was fun to watch the country boy coming to the big city.

Brotherhood in Death by J.D. Robb (5/5)

in death #42

College friends who is having karma coming back as there being picked off one by one. This one was hard for not only one of my favorite characters gets hurts. However the killers are mostly the victims and just trying to find peace with the past.

Wallbanger by Alice Clayton (5/5)

cocktail #1

Moving into a new apartment and the last thing  Caroline expected was to be kept awake from wild sex at the apartment next door. And when she meets Simon at a mutal friends party they come up with a deal so that she can sleep. Which turns into a friendship to a little more. This book took me by surprise in the  way that I highly enjoyed this book since I thought it would be more sexy times. However between the friendship to the double meaning to every converstation they had. And that doesn’t even beginning with them trying to get the right friends together and Clive. Clive the cat has so much personality, and gosh I loved how him and Simon bounded.

Rusty Nailed by Alice Clayton (5/5)

Cocktail #2

Book two of the Wallbanger series. Simon and Caroline coming into there relationship a bit more and learning about each other and being together. It was a little more drama in these book from buying a house to going to the past. Plus being brought into their friends relationship troubles which ends up boys against girls. Still love this book and the couples even though I think a lot could be explained if talking out loud instead of in your head was a thing.

Last Call by Alice Clayton  (5/5)

cocktail #4.5

I don’t know what to say about this without spoilers so all I’ll say is Simon gets hurt out of the country. Which makes Caroline  fly out to him and something really sweet moments in between. This is a novella which is why its so short.

Beautiful Bastard by Christina Lauren (3/5)

beautiful bastard #1

The sexy times I excepted in Wallbanger made up in these book. It had a weird how fast they went into sex when a moment before they were talking about how much they didn’t like each other. Plus the point of views got confusing since I listened to this and there was just one person doing both Bennett and Chloe. The parts I really enjoyed was Bennett’s family they were so nice and family related.

Beautiful Bitch by Christina Lauren (3.5/5)

beautiful bastard #1.5

Bennett and Chloe are moving to New York for a new branch so before that they wanted to take a vacation. Thanks to some flashbacks we learn pretty fast that they have the worse luck with them and this one is the same. However in the end we get a sweet moment which give it a bump to 3.5.

 

Am totally  on a contemporary thing and my audible have plenty to keep me enterained while getting through them pretty quick. So hopefully my reading keep going good and not slow down or stop all together.

 

Top Ten Tueday


TOPIC: Ten Books Every Non Instant Love Fans Should Read:

 
Fangirl by Rainbow Rowel

I love this book for the fact that Levi and Cath are both goofy people and made for each other. Though that road to that conclusion was long and bumpy.

Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder

Valek is pretty much the main reason to read this book. He’s pretty much a jack of all trades and handsome as hell to boot. Which is probably why Yelena (and me of course) fell for him.

Incarnate by Jodi Meadows

I want a Sam for he plays music, a great listener, and understanding. Which is all Ana needed after living the way she did before coming to Heart and meeting him. Plus no love triangle which is rare in young adult.

Unearthly by Cynthia Hand

I laugh every time I think of Tucker and Clara. How they went from some what rivals since there first meet wasn’t the best. To becoming a couple and being really romantic with each other. I don’t know why but they are one of my top couples in my head.

The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski

 Arin and Kestrel have a complicated relationship status. Which is probably why I root for them so much to get together in the end. Politics and war be damned.

 
Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers

All the books in the His Fair Assassin trilogy have those slow burning love. It helps with the fact that politics, war, and past memories for the girls keep the romances on the back burner.

Legend by Marie Lu

I love Days and Junes relationship in these book. For one hated while the other wasn’t complete sure. Then they cam together thanks to a common goal and fell for each other.

Sea of Shadows by Kelley Armstrong

Love how these story has one story but pretty much told in two sister point of views. Along with that is two different romances that seem to go different ways to. I simply love Moria and Gavril for the banter and just them makes me love reading about them.

Defiance by C.J. Redwine

This is more of a search for father than a romantic story which is always okay in my book. Rachel the hardheaded red head and Logan the mechanic who try to keep his distance. Plus dealing with the deadly things in the Wasteland sounds like a good start to a romance to me.  

  Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson 

Not many people like how the relationship happen but I did. I loved how it was total friends zone to in a relationship. All the sweet moments just adds up to me a really good start to finish for there relationship.

I love how the romances are built up like good solids one should. I know am not the only one that rolls there eyes at the how predictability, and instant some relationships in books appear. So am always happy and love the book more when there is more a build up then the boom.

 

Weekend Goals Actived 


I got through all three books that I wanted to read and I only have one more book to get be caught up with the in death series. Goals in the making. Now that I’ve pretty much caught up its time to get through other series and books. Now I don’t have the terrible need to read the in death series all the time. 

So after Brotherhood in Death will be waiting until September for the newest one. I’ll miss the characters which is the main reason for anyone to read these books but it is time for a little break. 

I also discovered that reading physical books right now don’t help me. So audible books have saved my reading life from coming nonexistent. I have found more ways to listen to books then actual read them especially at work and late night when everyone else is asleep. It’s just easier to plug in my headphones and listen to the narrators. 

So my weekend was a success and hopefully I can keep it going for the rest of the year. 

Hope everyone has a good week 😊

Friday Reads 


Sticking with the In Death by J.D. Robb for the time being. Am actual almost caught up so I believe I can get three more done. 

#39 #40 #41

   

Am currently reading Concealed in Death which is a cold case that goes back 15 years with 12 bodies of young girls. 

#38  
So this weekend I’ll be having a audible book party of the in death series. #havenolife
  

New Book Birthday Goes to….


  
Forest of Ruin by Kelley Armstrong is the last book in her Age of Legend. It’s back into the fantasy world with war and twin sisters try and use there gifts to stop it.

  
Now that I got the third book maybe I will continue reading Empire of Night. Or maybe not to be more realistic. But now when I do get to it I have the completed story.