Purple Haze – A Book List

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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
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Moonglass
Author: Jesse Kirby
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96 Words For Love
Author: Rachel Roy & Ava Dash
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Slayer
Author: Kiersten White
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Stained
Author: Cheryl Rainfield
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Arclight
Author: Josin L. McQuein
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The Hollow
Author: Jessica Verday
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Lucid
Author: Adrienne Stoltz & Ron Bass
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Penguin Random House

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The Betrayal of Natalie Hargrove
Author: Lauren Kate
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Penguin Random House

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The Color Purple
Author: Alice Walker
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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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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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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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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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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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NOTE!! READ!!

Hello, Booklovers!

Okay, so this is a quick post. More of an update, and I’m a big believer in updating folks on changes. It’s nothing major. Just, if you’ve saved my site or anything of the such (which you probably haven’t. No big! Just in case) I have changed the site name and domain to more align with my blog! Also, my username as well.

If nothing’s changed for then beautiful! No worries! Like I said, because I’m paranoid, and I love you all, I made minor changes.

See? Quick post. Still The Scarlet Reader here.

 

More to come soon…

  -K.

Dystopia Listopia – A Book List

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Hiya, Book Addicts!

Hope this has been an awesome week for you. If not, then have an epic weekend.

Every month I come up with a list of books or series to give you cool people recommendations because sometimes we get stumped on what too read next. This month, we’re going to the land of Dystopia. Maybe you’ve read a couple of these series or maybe all of them. Hopefully, you’ll find one you want to chomp down on.

Here we go:

 

Divergent
Author: Veronica Roth
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Fair Play Toys

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The Maze Runner
Author: James Dashner
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Deadline

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Delirium
Author: Lauren Oliver
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That’s Normal

 

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Uglies
Author: Scott Westerfield

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Awaken
Author: Katie Kacvinsky
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Pintrest

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Matched
Author: Ally Condie
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Red Search

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Razorland
Author: Ann Aquirre
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Variety

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Gone
Author: Michael Grant
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Thornden Live

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Shatter Me
Author: Tahereh Mafi
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Carousel

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Red Queen
Author: Victoria Aveyard
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Snowy Day Reads

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There you go! Happy reading!

 

More to come soon…

  -K.

 

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On Valentine’s Day We Wear Pink

My lovers of books!

Happy Valentine’s Day to all of you that enjoy this little holiday. Not my thing, but I don’t dare stand in the way those who love V-Day. What do I do instead? Create an awesome book list!

For your reading pleasure, here are some recommendations.

 

Anna and the French Kiss
Author: Stephanie Perkins
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Penguin Random House

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Jinx
Author: Meg Cabot
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Pan Macmillian

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The Merciless
Author: Danielle Vega
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Keeping the Moon
Author: Sarah Dessen
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Jenna & Jonah’s Fauxmance
Author: Emily Franklin
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Broken Beautiful Hearts
Author: Kami Garcia
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More to come soon…

  -K.

 

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New Year’s Resolution – 2019

Hello book lovers!

The new year is officially under way. With the new year comes New Year Resolutions. While I’m dreadful with resolutions since it’s usually me setting a goal to not be a total klutz, which only lasts about a week and a half, I make a book resolution to work on all year.

As promised at the beginning of the month, I have my bookish New Year’s Resolution ready to go. I always enjoy setting a challenge for myself while also getting into new reads and getting to reads I’ve always wanted to.

Last year I made a resolution to read from twenty-five authors I’d never read from before. I really enjoyed that because it really opened up my interests. This year, I shook things up a little. My resolution is to read five book series. I do have a couple rules that I’ve made for myself.

Must have more than two books in the series.

Cannot have read them before.

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I can’t wait to get started on them. They’re ones I’ve been meaning to get to. I’m so excited that I’m like fireworks, bursting, bright, and loud. I’ve been dying to all of these and very grateful that I was able to get them.

Without further ado, the big five of the year!

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Heroes of Olympus
Author: Rick Riordan

 

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The Dark Tower
Author: Stephen King

 

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Dorothy Must Die
Author: Danielle Paige

 

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Wicked
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout

 

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All Souls Trilogy
Author: Deborah Harkness

 

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Midnight Texas
Author: Charlaine Harris

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I can’t wait to read them and get some reviews up! The only problem now is figuring out which series to start with.

And while also working on this, I’ve accepted a Goodreads challenge of reading 145 books this year. Should be interesting and fun!

Stay tip-top, bookworms! Love you all. Read hard.

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More to come soon…

 -K.

 

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Under the Stars – A Book List

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“Sometimes while gazing at the night’s sky, I imagine stars looking down making wishes on the brightest of us.”

Richelle E. Goodrich, Making Wishes

 

Hey bookworms!

Hope you’re having an amazing day.

I want to dedicate this list to the beautiful stars that we live under and the wishes we make on them, as gushy as that sounds. I came up with this theme one night after work. It was freezing cold on my way out to the car. I can see my frosty breath and there’s a coat of frost on the patches of grass and the glisten of potential ice on the asphalt across the parking lot. Then I pause in the middle of the pothole road after glancing up, muttering about this ridiculous cold making me shiver painfully. The stars are out. I realize how crisp the air is when I breathe in through my nose and smile, taking this moment to appreciate that I can see Orion. He’s cool. I wish I had an awesome belt like his.

Here are some recommendations from the stars.

 

All the Little Lights
Author: Jamie McGuire

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“Falling is easy. The hard part is getting back up.”

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Under the Never Sky
Author: Veronica Rossi

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“People can be cruelest to those they love.”

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The Darkest Star
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout

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“There’s nothing we can do other than live with the promise of tomorrow while knowing it may not come.”

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Secondhand Charm
Author: Julie Berry

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“Oh, why do good things have to end while tedious things go on forever?”

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Autoboyography
Author: Christina Lauren

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“This is how we reveal ourselves: these tiny flashes of discomfort, the reactions we can’t hide.”

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Honor Among Thieves
Author: Rachel Caine and Ann Aguire

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“Someday, the stars will reach back.”

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Zodiac
Author: Romina Russell

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“And in a universe of people that spend their todays searching for tomorrows, hope is the most powerful weapon you can have.”

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A Room Away from the Wolves
Author: Nora Ren Suma

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“An exhilarating sense of power twisted its way through me. This was what it felt like to make your life your own.”

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Starry Eyes
Author: Jenn Bennett

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“Uncertainty isn’t always a bad thing. Sometimes it can even be filled with extraordinary potential.”

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The Names They Gave Us
Author: Emery Lord

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“Human hearts are like noble little ants, able to carry so much more weight than you’d expect.”

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Add them to your TBR list and get lost in these interesting reads.

 

More to come soon…

  -K.

 

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