July wrap up

So for the month of July I did pretty outstanding on reading a ton of books which I did 10 I’ll start from start of month till last read.

1.eliza and her monsters

This book is the book my friends and just all said amazing things for contemporary readers & if you had social anxiety/ introvert it was for you. 

2.ringer by Lauren Oliver

This book I was sooo looking forward to after reading replica last year. While replica was boring on lyra’s side this one hit its mark

3.the geeks guide to unrequited love

When started this I was seriously in a need for a contemporary and after much thought finally decided on this. It’s very cute like what if can happen if trying make comic con perfect and at same time wanting to date your best friend for like forever only thing I didn’t like its ending 

4.dreadful take of prosperous Redding by Alexandra bracken 

Going into this one I was looking foward to just was unsure if I would after passenger series I disliked but loved the darkest minds but I ended up loving this and it’s amazing read for fall and Halloween and highly suggest it. 

5.prince In disguise 

Going into this book it sounded cute all ready minus the reality tv part. But oh my god it was soooo fluffy cute!!!  I loved it for the most part minus one thing 

6.warcross by Marie lu

This game *ahem* mean book was very good and this was my first ever book by her. But highly suggest and gamers should love it.

7.spells and sorcery

Going into this book was finally feeling more of another dose of wanting fall so what better way then going with witches :). This book was mostly training but big time witchy element so I look forward to book 2. 

Phew seems like taking forever I read a ton!!!

8. & 9.gunslinger girl & greetings from witness protection

I did these together since photo is of both of them. But gunslinger girl was way western style than I thought and felt more like a carnival book Instead. But overall was ok but wanted more gun action. And greetings from witsec was ok. I give it a pass since was middle grade but I haven’t read a book about someone in witness protection since zach’s lie and read it back in 6th grade and loved it. So if want stories from middle grade and friendship I say this book is for you.

At last my last book read in July also witness protection. Was 10. rules for disappearing.

My second witsec book and I enjoyed this one a lot more since there was a lot more fear and confusion going on and on top of that the guy for mc’s love interest was down right amazing.

So my fav few reads of this month have to say 1. Prince in disguise #2. Alexandra brackens new book #3 warcross #4the geeks guide unrequited love #eliza and her monsters and last rules for disappearing 

Bea day 2 and haul

Well first day was a blast hung with my friends  all day which usually is only a few hours. But morning started out much later since my co blogger Stacy and I decided we wanted to sleep in even I did wanted to meet Neil Patrick Harris I still skipped it. But other than that just same old day going around at booths trying talk with publishing houses on contemporary’s that they liked that is up coming. But to say first thing in AM was unearthly by Amie Kaufman and Meagan spooner start of a new series at Disney Hyperion which is sick then from there was a lot of roaming. The things that stick out are wonder women which I give props to penguin people started lining up 2 hours in advanced and a line got started that a massed fast and it got penguin by surprise since was out of the booth but instead of penguin saying no to it they let the unofficial line become the real one. Which example at yallfest macmillian refused to do that even though was nice organized line for crown of wishes and made it a free for all stampede literally…. Only other thing that stick out was owlcrate made my day by doing a arc drop of lucky in love by kasie west and my first arc of hers 😍😍 so can’t wait to dig Into it. So another day ended only thing I was sad was my co blogger is leaving next day which won’t see till ALA. But for that evening we did food at Outback Steakhouse my fav and she met one of my best friends Kelly and had a fun time. So that was my basic day I know only thing you want to see is my book haul. 

Bookexpo day 1 and start of my NYC trip

So I’ve been waiting weeks for this adventure to begin since my co blogger is out from Illinois and see all my book friends for days and have dinner all that fun stuff. But day starts off day 1 at 8 am since takes a little bit to take bus from nj to NYC. I picked up my co blogger at her hotel and we were off just only diffrence was diffrent bus line than I was used to and I have a fear of public trans so unsure of the whole thing, but going in is better since last stop is the port authority. So we’re heading to javitz unsure how the day will pan out since it says Bea but the show floor won’t he open so it’s either said pavilion/ ABA something librarians. Ended up being mass sale of books at a cheap price. I wish I had money to buy them, but sadly I’m saving for a new trip in 2 weeks. So our friends which met up with few others all said lets get food and hit the strand and books of wonder.  Saw that and always amazing to stop at them since bow for signed copies and the strand for cheap hard covers, again I didn’t buy anything but my friend Laura found 2 hp books for 2 dollars that’s insane!! After that did 1 dollar pizza of 2 bro’s pizza it’s amazing and love NYC pizza. Last but not least most of us were bloggers so we headed to bloggerbound a event with some authors and people of industry and bloggers of course and how to make your blog better. First panel was called quiet ya and how to make smaller less known books to bring them to light. Myself I read a lot of the big named with occasional smaller but I wanted to learn how get even more attention to a smaller named book thru social media. But I asked what sort of hashtags might help for less known books and thanks to that I received a bag of books one being that book summer book of short stories edited by Stephanie Perkins. And another can remember is radius of us. 

Next panel was just a group of bloggers and how to get your name out there. That was fun but I sorta knew a lot of the things so was a refresher course. Then we took a break of cupcakes and the big event is the the bag of arcs which i grabbed a few contemporys I didn’t take a photo was to tired and last but not least trivia with zoraida Cordova. We were split up by tables I was in between 2 so was hard which team deside since i knew most at both tables but ended up on the team that my co blogger wasn’t which was a team of laura and forget rest of team just know them from signings. We named ourselves the bookish brujas just like for zoraida’s book. And we made a good team I didn’t know 2 much but 2 questions everyone was stumped and I was able guess them which one was past blogger bound author and her title is one word about 2 people who steal a car which was run by Kody keplinger. So round 1 ends and were second place. Round 2 was harder but last few answers we guessed which my friend Laura guessed a few and another girl did we ended up being perfect and retallalied and we were # 1 by 2 points last was certain awards and year author received them. Was pure guessing game but we survived and won a bag of arcs which I had chosen Anthology of love triangles and one other book. So from there leaving can see lightning and rush against time to make it back with out getting wet. We made it but didn’t have dinner :(. So just went back and really went to sleep. That was my first day but I knew I was for in a ton with the real opening of book expo. ~~~~JUSTIN 

Stalking Jack the Ripper 

This book sat on my book case for ever and ever. I’m sad I waited so long to read it. This book is about a girl Audrey wadsworth who in secret is learning her uncles trade of being a coroner which at a time when women were only supposed to have kids, cook the food and gossip about petty things over tea with the other women of the rich. While learning this trade, slowly people are getting murdered mostly prostitutes. The thing about these murderes there extremely grousome some of the worst there country has ever seen. These are the older days which forget the year so these horrific crimes are not common slowly Audrey has determined to find out who the murder was since her, her uncle and one of her students finds the facts of things they forensics. Only thing was fully sure but page 85 I took my guess who the murderer was and i guessed right. But even with this and talking about gruesome images and as watch in your mind how Audrey is disecting the bodies I look foward to book 2. 5/5 ~~~~ JUSTIN 

Girl in Pieces by Kathleen Glasgow

This book. All I gotta say is wow!!! Stacy hinted and hinted not much but to try this book out so I finally did. And the book is amazing, I tend to stick to my fluffy reads but figured change of pace but you follow a girl named Charlie starts off as she is waking up in a hospitial she is in since trying  to commit Suicide. Thru her journey you learn you gotta take small steps, and just because people talk to you doesn’t mean there going to be your friend. And sometimes just need to learn just help your self not others. Plus this book not for me exactly i don’t cut but i dated someone who did and shows how maybe what’s going thru the mind of the cutter and try to give help and show them they can have support and help guide them away. But I suggest everyone Atleast to give this book a change and might change your mind on some aspects of people and such. I’ll remember this book for awhile. 5/5 stars ~~~~~JUSTIN