Blast to the Past – A Book List

Hey, booksters!

Thinking about July, I haven’t done a historical book list before. So, I peeked around the YA books and found a great set to recommend! I don’t typically read these though I love YA. Studying history is a delight. I’m just not drawn to the side-genre.

For those of you who love to time jump back in time, this list is for you! For those of you looking to take a chance on the next great read, look here!

 

Enchantee
Author: Gita Trelease
Scarlet Reader

Barnes & Noble

When smallpox kills her parents, Camille Durbonne must go to great length to protect and provide for her naïve sister and volatile brother, including good cons and dangerous magic that had been forbidden by her mother. What’s one to do? Next, Camille will take on the court of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette.

Goodreads       Barnes & Noble         Amazon

 

The Maid
Author: Kimberly Cutter
Scarlet Reader

Goodreads

The Hundred Years War rages on. Charles VII doesn’t have the strength to go on, but a peasant girl hears the powerful voice of God speak her name. Jehanne. She’ll take to the battlefield and lead thousands. Unspoken love and uncertainty of faith, she escaped her violent father and became a visionary and saint at a devastating cost.

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Orphan Monster Spy
Author: Matt Killeen
Scarlet Reader

Penguin Random House

Sarah, a Jewish girl-turned-spy infiltrates an elite Nazi boarding school for daughters of top Nazi leaders during WWII. She thought she was ready, but she wasn’t prepared for her cutthroat schoolmates. The battle for survival is unlike anything she imagined.

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Until We Meet Again
Author: Renee Collins
Scarlet Reader

Goodreads

Cassandra craves drama and adventure and she finds it in the last place she expected, Massachusetts with her mother and stepfather. A place she deems snooty and unbearable. The last thing she expected was a stranger to wash up on her shore or his claims to be from the year 1925. As they get to know each other, she discovers something that puts their growing feelings for one another in jeopardy and must find a way to change history id she hopes to save him.

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Gilt
Author: Katherine Longshore
Scarlet Reader

Amazon

Kitty Tylney is thrust into a world of beautiful gowns and jewels and elegant parties when her best friend worms her way into the heart of King Henry VIII and brings her into the court. Though torn between two men, she is surrounded by secrets, lies, and affairs. The rise and fall of her best friend as queen puts her in a tough position where she must learn how to keep being a good friend when it could mean her head.

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Salt to the Sea

Author: Ruta Sepetys

Scarlet Reader

Goodreads

WWII is drawing to a close and thousands of refugees of East Prussia trek towards freedom. Three people come together, finding strength, courage, and trust in each other, but the promise of salvation is destroyed and a fight for survival begins.

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Outrun the Moon
Author: Stacey Lee
Scarlet Reader

Penguin Random House

San Francisco, 1906. Mercy Wong is determined to break out of poverty and does so by getting into St. Claire’s School for Girls, an elite school for the wealthy. Though it took cunningness and some bribery, getting in was the easy part. Then a historic earthquake strikes the city and she won’t just sit back while so many are suffering.

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Within These Lines
Author: Stephanie Morrill
Scarlet Reader

Amazon

Evalina Cassano’s life in 1941 is everything it’s supposed to be for an Italian-American family that is and then she meets Taichi Hamasaki. Her world changes as they fall in love. Inter-racial marriage is illegal in California, but she’s determined to find a way for them to be together. Then rage for the Japanese erupts across the country after the attack on Pearl Harbor. Evalina and Taichi are separated and must hold onto everything they hold dear in hopes of coming back to each other.

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What the Night Sings
Author: Vesper Stamper
Scarlet Reader

Amazon

After losing her family and everything she knew in the Nazi concentration camps, Gerta is a survivor. In a displaced persons camp, she meets Lev, also a survivor. One that she may be falling for. Though it’s a struggle, she’ll work to return to the life she once knew with a newfound Jewish identity she never knew she had.

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Some will make you fall in love and others will break your heart. There’s nothing like diving into the past to feel a part of some of the most invigorating, scary, or fascinating times in history.

More to come soon…

  -K.

 

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Summer Booklist—2019: Nonfiction Edition

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Heya, Book cult!

As promised, here’s the Nonfiction booklist to go along with the Summer Booklist: YA Edition & Summer Booklist: Fiction Edition! Summertime is the perfect time to travel through great books.

Here are my top 10 choices for some great nonfiction reading. I came across these while perusing the bookstore and Goodreads!

 

The Tattooist of Auschwitz
Author: Heather Morris
Scarlet Reader

Amazon

The tale of Lale Sokolov, a Jew, and how it was discovered that he could speak many languages and was thus tasked with permanently tattooing Jews that came into Auschwitz and how he also met the trembling Gita, a woman that he comforted, who stood in line. In that moment, he vowed to not only survive the camp but marry her once this war was over.

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The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck
Author: Mark Manson
Scarlet Reader

Barnes & Noble

Described as an honest look at the truth about life-that it sucks sometimes, and you just have to say it sucks. There are only so many f*cks that can be given.

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The Diary of a Young Girl
Author: Anne Frank
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Goodreads

Considered a beautifully tragic classic follow the diary of a young girl and how she, her family, and another family hid from Nazis during WWII.

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Orange is the New Black
Author: Piper Kerman
Scarlet Reader

Goodreads

The final season of the hit Netflix show is coming soon. Take a chance to read about Piper Kerman’s time in prison because she’d delivered a suitcase filled with drugs and was caught. Honest and eye-opening.

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Helter Skelter: The True Story of the Manson Murders
Author: Vincent Bugliosi
Scarlet Reader

Amazon

Get a unique inside perspective from the prosecuting attorney himself of one of the most horrifying murders-the Tate-LaBianca murder, carried out by Charles Manson and four of his followers.

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Weird Things Customers Say in Bookshops
Author: Jen Campbell
Scarlet Reader

Amazon

Inspired by a tweet comes a book of some of the strangest and funniest things customers have asked or said in bookstores across the globe, like “Did Beatrix Potter ever write a book about dinosaurs?”

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Era of Ignition: coming of Age in a Time of Rage and Revolution
Author: Amber Tamblyn
Scarlet Reader

Amazon

Personal essays, anecdotes, and opinions from the point of view of well-known actress and feminist, Amber Tamblyn (The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, Joan of Arcadia). She comes to the front lines to tackle the struggles of womanhood such as sexual assault, reproductive rights, pay parity, and many more.

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Girl, Wash Your Face
Author: Rachel Hollis
Scarlet Reader

Amazon

Inspiring women to stop living lies they thought they had to, Rachel Hollis shares her own and how she broke the barriers and gives advice on how to help women break theirs and help them move forward into their most freeing and happy lives.

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Gold Dust Woman: A Biography of Stevie Nicks
Author: Stephen Davis
Scarlet Reader

Barnes & Noble

A rock-n-roll legend both with Fleetwood Mac and as a solo artist, at 69, Stevie Nicks is one of the most iconic and glamorous women that rock has known. GEt an inside look on how she, Fleetwood Mac, and her music rose to the top and how her life had and effect.

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Death by Black Hole: And Other Cosmic Quandaries
Author: Neil deGrasse Tyson
Scarlet Reader

Amazon

Fun for those science brains, Tyson compiles some amazing essays about the mysterious cosmos and the intriguing search of life in the universe and so much more. Well known for his accessibility and humor with his writing, Tyson doesn’t hide his excitement about our universe.

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And, maybe you’ve read a few of these or you’ve thought about it and forgot. Who knows, you could be adding some new books to your TBR list! I know I am. LOL. Happy reading!

 

More to come soon…

  -K.

 

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Summer Booklist –2019: Fiction edition

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Hiya, my little book cult!

Like I promised, here’s the fiction list of summer reads! If you haven’t already, take a moment to peek at the Summer Booklist – 2019: YA Edition. If you’ve already gotten to a couple of these that’s awesome! How were they? Have a favorite? Is there one you’d recommend over others?

Creating a booklist is always fun and nifty because not only do I put these up for you, but for myself. I get the chance to put some new book on my ever-growing list. It feeds my inner book-addict and I’m totally okay with that.

Here’s the book list I’ve discovered, partially thanks to Goodreads and partially thanks to my ever-roaming eyeballs in the bookstore.

 

Elevation
Author: Stephen King
Scarlet Reader

Simon & Schuster

In the small town of Castel Rock, where a good majority of King’s stories take place, Scott discovers he’s losing weight and a few other strange things too. And sure, losing weight seems like a great thing, but when he notices that he weighs the same no matter how much he tries to put on. Other strange happenings occur that bring together unlikely alliances as well as bring out the best in those who have only ever indulged in the worst of themselves.

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California Girls
Author: Susan Mallery
Scarlet Reader

Amazon

That California sun is very beautiful after three sisters get dumped in the same week. In the style, only Susan Mallery can bring, Finola, Zennie, and Ali together and they’ll do one of the hardest things ever. Start over. Finola recovers from an affair that her husband was having that’s gone public. Zennie’s decided she doesn’t need anybody, but when she takes up being a surrogate for her best friends it turns out that being pregnant is a lot lonelier than she thought. For Ali, nothing’s hurt worse than her wedding being called off at the last second, but when Daniel keep showing up “for support” she begins to wonder if maybe it was good that the wedding was called off.

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Providence
Author: Caroline Kepnes
Scarlet Reader

Penguin Random House

Growing up together, Jon and Chloe know each other in a way that only they understand, but they’ve never found the right words to come out with their true feelings. Then Jon disappears suddenly and just when Chloe feels like she can move on he returns. He’s not the same as he was and is struggling with both his identity and this uncontrollable power he now possesses. Rushing to protect Chloe, he discovers that he’s being tracked by a detective that’s fascinated and obsessed by a string of vigilante killing that seems to be connected him. Lines are blurred and feelings are explored between unrequited passion and complete obsession.

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When We Left Cuba
Author: Chanel Cleeton
Scarlet Reader

Goodreads

The Cuban Revolution took every from Beatriz Perez—her family, her people, country. On a mission of revenge, she’ll go undercover, infiltrating Fidel Castro’s inner circle. It’s all threatened when she’s caught up in a forbidden affair and she must make a choice between her past and future.

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Stillhouse Lake
Author: Rachel Caine
Scarlet Reader

Amazon

Discovering your husband’s ultimate secret is that he’s a serial is bound to get you to make some serious life changes. Gwen Royal did just that becoming Gwen Proctor. With her ex now in prison, she starts her life over on Stillhouse Lake, still trying to get out of the spotlight of stalkers and internet trolls and just when she starts to get a sense of normalcy back and a body turns up in the lake and threatening letters begin to arrive. After everything, she’s gone through she’s learned how to fight and she’ll never stop. She’ll do whatever it takes to protect her kids and herself.

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The 7 ½ Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle
Author: Stuart Turton
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At a gala party thrown by her parents, Evelyn Hardcastle with be killed—again. She’s been murdered hundreds of times and each day, Aiden Bishop is too late to save her. He must solve Evelyn’s murder to have any chance of saving her, but nothing and nobody is what they seem.

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Sea of Memories
Author: Fiona Valpy
Scarlet Reader

Goodreads

When Kendra visits her grandmother, Ella, who only has one request of her. Write down her story before she forgets. Her story of the summer in 1937 on the beautiful Ile de Re and when she met Christophe. When war breaks out she’s forced to return home to volunteer and she drifts away from who she was on Ile de Re with Christophe and wonders if she would ever find her way back.

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Big Little Lies
Author: Liane Moriarty
Scarlet Reader

Barnes and Noble

A murder…or a tragic accident? Or is it just parent behaving badly. Whatever the case, someone is dead and Madeline, Celeste, and Jane at the center of it but how when they lead such different lives?

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The Mister
Author: E. L. James
Scarlet Reader

Penguin Random House

Maxim has everything he’s ever wanted until he met Alessia. She’s a mystery luring him in. She’s musically gifted but harbors a past she doesn’t want anybody involved with. Maxim, dealing with the struggles of inheriting his family’s wealth and all of the responsibilities that come with it. On top of that, he’s determined to protect Alessia from whatever it is that’s threatening her. Both of them are hiding secrets, but what’ll happen when they all come out?

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The Unhoneymooners
Author: Christina Lauren
Scarlet Reader

Simon & Schuster

Olive is unlucky in her career, in love…in everything. Ami, her sister, is the luckiest person in the world. From how she met her fiancé to how she won an all-expense paid wedding, Olive can’t wait for the wedding to be over. The worst part of the wedding is that she’s forced to spend time with her sworn enemy and best man, Ethan. The two put their differences aside when the wedding party gets food poisoning and a free vacation in paradise is up for grabs. But when Olive unexpectedly runs into her future boss she plummets herself and Ethan into a crazy white lie and tells her boss she and Ethan are just married. It seems she’s unluckier than ever before…or is she, in fact, luckier than ever?

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There you have it! Ten fiction books to add to that summer reading list. There’s some romance, history, mystery, suspense, and drama. Keep a lookout for the nonfiction booklist coming soon!

More to come soon…

  -K.

 

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Summer Booklist – 2019: YA Edition

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Hello, my book lovers!

It’s that time of year! I have the summer recommendations for YA reads! Some are brand spanking new and others I really just wanted to suggest because I hear such amazing things. In any case, here are some books to add to your TBR list! Get your read on this summer!

 

The Past of Other Things That Should Stay Buried
Author: Shaun David Hutchinson
Scarlet Reader

Goodreads

Spending time with the dead is all well and good until they start talking. When Dino’s ex-best friend July dies unexpectedly and then comes back to life the two must work together to figure what is going on and they end also explore how their friendship came to such a horrible end.

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The Haunted
Author: Danielle Vega
Scarlet Reader

Penguin Random House

Hendricks and her family move to a new town for a new start and the fixer-upper they move into is notorious for being haunted. She doesn’t believe it until unexplainable and terrifying things start happening. With the help of the mysterious boy next door, she is going to take out the ghosts before they take her out.

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The Last Magician & The Devil’s Thief
Author: Lisa Maxwell

Scarlet Reader

Esta has an affinity for time traveling. In modern-day New York magic is all but gone. It’s this special ability that allows her to go back in time and hopefully help all Mageus, like her, by stealing a powerful book. Trained as a thief since a very young age, she feels confident that this will be a piece of cake. But, when she discovers secrets and crosses paths with the devilish magician, Harte Darrigan the job gets more complicated and the lines become blurred.

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Stepsister
Author: Jennifer Donnelly
Scarlet Reader

Goodreads

Isabelle has done so much to try and fit in. She’s struggled to live up to her mother’s impossible expectations. She even cut off her toes to fit into a glass slipper so that she could win the prince, but he was madly in love with her sister, the one who really fit the slipper. Now she is filled with shame. A plain girl in a world of vanity, she wants more than this and if there’s one thing for sure it’s that it takes more than heartache to break a girl.

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Hope and Other Punchlines
Author: Julie Buxbaum
Scarlet Reader

Goodreads

Abbi is the center of famous meme ‘Baby Hope’ showing her as a baby holding a red balloon as the south tower of the World Trade Center is collapsing behind her on 9/11. Now seventeen, she is hoping for some anonymity while she works as a counselor at Knights Day Camp. Then she meets Noah and it seems that hope is dashed, but he believes it’s fate that’s brought them together. The two of them work together to ask the hard questions regarding that photo of ‘Baby Hope’ but they may not be ready for the answers.

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Wicked Saints
Author: Emily A. Duncan
Scarlet Reader

Goodreads

A girl who can speak to gods, a prince in danger, and a boy who harbors a dangerous secret must kill the king to end a brutal war. In the midst of this mission, a deadly romance threatens to tips the scales of light and dark.

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The Center of the Universe
Author: Ria Voros

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Grace and her mother, GG couldn’t be more different. Grace is into astrophysics and GG is into her as a news anchor. Then one day, GG disappears. Grace’s whole life is turned upside down and she works to uncover what happened to her. When she begins to uncover pieces of her mother’s long-lost past she starts to wonder that GG wasn’t taken but she just left? If so, why?

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The Lost Coast
Author: Amy Rose Capetta
Scarlet Reader

Goodreads

Believing she and her mom came to Tempest, California on a whimsical trip, Danny discovers that a group called the Grays who throw around terms like queer and witches like they’re normal and every day, though they startle her, have actually cast a spell on her to bring her to them. They believe she can help bring the most powerful of them back. Imogen has been missing for a while and Danny doesn’t get far in finding her before strange and scary things that put her in harm’s way begin happening.

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These Witches Don’t Burn
Author: Isabel Sterling
Scarlet Reader

Goodreads

Hannah’s a witch. The real deal. She can control the four elements, but she must keep that to herself. But when dark blood magic happens at the end-of-the-year bonfire she must team up with the last person she wants to: her ex-girlfriend, Veronica. Then she meets a new girl, Morgan who’s a ballerina and her life gets even more complicated. Amid trying to find and defeat the Blood Witch causing problems all over town while trying to date is no easy feat.

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Broken Throne
Author: Victoria Aveyard
Scarlet Reader

Goodreads

Calling all Red Queen fans!

The ultimate collection of novellas of the deadly and dazzling world of Norta. Catch up with characters after the events of War Storm in this beautifully put-together collection. Also contains additional content such as maps, flags and bonus scenes. If you aren’t able to let go of Mare Barrow and her world then pick this one up!

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Be on the lookout for the Fiction and Nonfiction lists coming soon!

More to come soon…

  -K.

 

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Welcome to TV Land – A Book List

Hello, my beautiful readers!

I hope you’ve had a great May so far. Mine’s been alright. Can’t complain too much. Life is certainly being life. However, I do wish June will be better lol. Anyway! Book list of the month!

This month I’ve been thinking about what kind of books could I recommend, but I’ve also been in a weird spot. Some of my favorite shows have had their finales, some are series’ finales. And BOOM! A list is born!

I don’t know about you guys but I really enjoy reading the tie-in/spin-off novels written based off of TV shows. They can be so much fun and really feed my love for my favorite TV shows.

Here’s a list of some of the shows that you can find novels to match. Maybe you know them and maybe you don’t. And if you don’t then here’s a chance to find a new TV series to binge the hell out of and be utterly obsessed with.

Charmed

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Buffy the Vampire Slayer/Angel

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TheFlash/Arrow

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Gotham

Gotham

 

Supernatural

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Smallville

 

Roswell
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Teen Wolf

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Castle

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X-Files

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What TV shows do you love? Have you read their novels? I know, for me, I’m a major Buffy fan. I gathered a couple new ones at a book sale last month and I currently have an X-Files book on my TBR list.

 

More to come soon…

  -K.

 

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Purple Haze – A Book List

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We Heart It

Heya Bookworms!

How is everyone doing? I hope you’re all well. I have here the book list of the month for you here. I love doing these because it not only opens me up to new reading material/ideas, but also you!

This book list is inspired by the month of April. The fresh spring we’ve all been waiting for is finally here. Can’t express enough how happy I am about that. The color purple always makes me think of April, too.

So here we go!

 

Wicked
Author: Nancy Holder & Debbie Viguie
Scarlet Reader

Amazon

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Moonglass
Author: Jesse Kirby
Scarlet Reader

Goodreads

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96 Words For Love
Author: Rachel Roy & Ava Dash
Scarlet Reader

Amazon

Goodreads      Barnes & Noble          Amazon

 

 

Slayer
Author: Kiersten White
Scarlet Reader

Goodreads

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Stained
Author: Cheryl Rainfield
Scarlet Reader

Amazon

Goodreads       Barnes & Noble          Amazon

 

 

Arclight
Author: Josin L. McQuein
Scarlet Reader

Goodreads

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The Hollow
Author: Jessica Verday
Scarlet Reader

Amazon

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Lucid
Author: Adrienne Stoltz & Ron Bass
Scarlet Reader

Penguin Random House

Goodreads       Barnes & Noble          Amazon

 

 

The Betrayal of Natalie Hargrove
Author: Lauren Kate
Scarlet Reader

Penguin Random House

Goodreads       Barnes & Noble          Amazon

 

The Color Purple
Author: Alice Walker
Scarlet Reader

Goodreads

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I hope you find one you possibly add to your TBR list and if you’ve already read one, some, or all of these, did you enjoy it/them?

P. S. Who’s excited about Avengers: endgame!!?? I am! afviejan’dkjfa’djhgroi! I also seriously love these Antman memes. Never getting old. Everyone’s logical idea to beat Thanos is to have Antman go up his butt. LOL. Like what!? Too funny.

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The CHIVE

And 3 hours long?

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More to come soon…

  -K.

 

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Dorothy Must Die, The Series – A Review

Dorothy Must Die Series

Author: Danielle Paige

 

New Year’s Resolution: 2019

This year I’m taking on the challenge to read five book series I haven’t read yet but are on my TBR list. The first one to be completed is the Dorothy Must Die series. It consists of four main novels and several novellas. I stuck to the main story with the four books. I’m thinking about reading the novellas. I’m not certain I want to, but if I feel froggy enough so I’ll be reading them much later.

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The Scarlet Reader

Summary:

Amy Gumm Lands in Oz after a tornado wipes out her trailer park. Suddenly, she’s given the mission to assassinate Dorothy. Oz has become a twisted place since Dorothy has come to Oz. Can Amy fix it? With the help of the Order of the Wicked and other unexpected allies, she hopes so.

 

 

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Dorothy Must Die

Review: here

I wasn’t sure what I was expecting with this series. Twisted tales are my typical jam. An acquaintance of mine told me, “Dorothy’s the bad guy and she dresses like a hooker.”. LOL. So, Dorothy being the big bad of the story and Oz being turned upside down really garnered my attention.

 

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Amazon

The Wicked Will Rise

Review: here

So, the plan to assassinate Dorothy failed and I wanted to see what would happen next. It’s in this book that there’s more of Oz revealed. It’s quite a spacious land. Wingless monkeys, a rainbow cathedral, and an island of lost things. The journey to eliminate Dorothy just got a little longer.

 

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Harper Collins

Yellow Brick War

Review: here

After the cliffhanger of The Wicked Will Rise, I couldn’t not read the next installment. Emotions were running sky-high. I needed more Amy and Nox. The chemistry between is so nice. But they’re also super stuck! Nothing worse and more enticing than forbidden love. That and Dorothy was really taking this war to new heights.

 

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Goodreads

The End of Oz

Review: here

I found this addition and conclusion to the series to show another side of the land of Oz in an even more interesting and horrifying light quite intriguing. The story could’ve ended with the last book, The Yellow Brick War, in a way, but this allowed for something fresh to happen.

 

My favorite book of the series is the third one because it was a major game changer to the series. That being said, my least favorite book was the second one. It fell short of what I was expecting and drawn out a bit too.

Overall, I’m glad I read this series. It’s not one that got my emotions in a wrenching knot or struck me with the desperate need to finish them because they’re so good. They were enjoyable and fun and, in some moments, a riot. They certainly weren’t a waste of time. Not at all. They just didn’t hit that peak for me. I do recommend the series if you love a good twist on tales and the complicated romance scene. The action was pretty great too! I was plenty surprised! Just a really decent story. I guess the reason it doesn’t hit the favorite shelf is that it just didn’t suck me in. It happens.

More to come soon…

  -K.

 

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