Renagades by Marissa Meyer

Ahh yes finally a new book by MM Iv been waiting for this for awhile since it wasn’t Alice in wonderland.  So it’s even more of a wait after binging cinder series the first tine a few years ago and then few weeks ago the whole series in a week. But for MM first novel that wasn’t a retelling this book was very good and interesting. But before jump to that this book is about a girl  (nova) who is a Villian who is seeking on revenge to the renagades (hero’s)since of some haunted past, then their is Adrian he is everything must want to become always been on the good side of things just only thing holding him back is some higher up’s keeping him down from being a full renagade instead of a side kick.  The world that MM had built is cool it’s sorta a nicer version of a dystopian world since have daily life stuff but also mix of pure junk and people trade in items.  So it’s a nice/ evil sad depressed world to live in so makes for a pretty darn world with superhero’s and villains so lots of destruction sadly.

One of last things I gotta say Adrian will become a big time fictional boyfriend to many women. He is sooo nice caring and eVerything people wish for when looking for a person plus much much more so you have to wait and see.  But yea this book was really really good and haha glad not more Alice in wonderland work. (Looks behind my back make sure Stacy isn’t  after me) and I’m dieing for book 2 since MM did more of the world than answer a ton of questions out in the open. 5/5 stars ~~~~JUSTIN 

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WWW Wednesday (10-18-17)

So each week on Wednesday people post the 3 w’s what that is 1. What are you currently reading? 2. What have you recently finished reading & 3. What do you think you will read next or upcoming. 

1. What I’m currently reading since been eyeing it for aWhile even though been in a huge contemporary binge is rosemarked.

2. My last book book finished was renagades by Marissa Meyer & another book about super hero’s and both were ok but I enjoyed  MM a whole lot better since didn’t know how things would go. 

3. What I think I’ll read next is top 10 to get back to my contemporary ways. 

Which of these do you want to read or have already? And go from renagades if could be a be a hero or villain what is one super power would you have?

The law of tall girls by Joanne macgregor

The law of tall girls is one of those stories I was glad to read. What this book is about is Peyton lane is a tall girl and it’s first thing most people notice. The one thing us short or average size people most of the time we think is their confident since it seems that way. Well Peyton strangely is not. So Peyton is working at her job as a waitress and her workers all got talking that she hasn’t truely ever dated or even tried. Not thinking clearly her co workers challenge her to a bet of 800 bucks that Peyton needs to go on 3 dates & their date take them to prom the rule though the guys have to be 6’3 or higher. So cute that list to only a few people.  So going into this book I was sorta slump which I was doing contemporarys to try and change that and well this book might of helped me this story is  cute contemporary and different type as you know it’s tall girl story. And go thru the effects of her being tall like take example clothing which is nil since so tall so has to shop in the guys section. Last thing that was different I like its side stories that you will slowly find in this story of handling some different types of anxiety. So not just all fluffy but was still well done and I really hope that this book can get a add on to the story. 5/5 stars 

Boston teen book festival September 23rd, 2017

This was my second year going and still it’s a blast. All the authors they had rivaled like yallfest for top names. Some examples are Victoria aveyard,Leigh bardugo, Susan dennard, Adam silvera and many more. But day or night starts practically at 11 Friday night leave my friends Jens house to start. The many many hours of driving. So go to philly pa to Long Island to get my friend Laura. It’s 1:15. This is point we left sorta to early as it’s middle of the night so we drive north to Boston. We end up getting near the fest at 5:30 am. Oops 🙊 my bad their. And plus we all know road trips equal edm x) I said have music prepared I’ll share their was none. So all get their sorta grumpy ish go to Starbucks and a hunt of a public bathroom 🚽. On our way we found Harvard the college so that was fun/ funny since jen and Laura were being tourist for the school I try not to be so I was playing with my first fidget spinner . Yup I did not take one photo. Finally that’s done and go to front of the Latin school 

And wait for all authors to sign in. So that’s fun since can say good morning yadda yadda. Susan dennard and Amanda foody chatted for extra 10 seconds to chat so anything like that even few seconds you’ll take. After just the waiting for all authors panel to start by 10 am. 

Fun way to kill time and learn everyone’s books. 

Up next was out of my control panel. Which I did since title sounded funny and it was Leigh bardugo, Ashley posten,jayson the guy who wrote miles morales spider man and Kerri M the one who wrote stalking Jack the Ripper. But yea the authors talked about what it was like writing in pre established worlds. With Leigh in wonder women, jayson in spider man, Ashley in Cinderella & new book is anstia, and kerri in Jack the Ripper & Dracula or vlad the impaler. And this was my fav panel and it was hilarious Ashley, leigh and jayson stole the show. And Leigh and jayson joked whose better marvel or Dc. 


Up next was the panel for multi points of view. This panel was ok in parts it was nice to know more about aveyards characters and Lisa maxwells but panel it’s self wasn’t to funny so was high on info and when only gotten 4 hours sleep by 1 your starting to feel it. Oh yea forgot to say the panelists were Victoria aveyard, Lisa maxwell, flame caster author & the timekeepers author. But over all tons of info so a fun panel. 

Last for panels I didn’t take any photo’s but it was about right about dark books. This panel was hard to grasps for me since I don’t fantasy much. But they tried to explain how to write dark aspects and how make writing better with out it going to far And decide when need to start going back to happy moments. The panelist were Amanda foody, the bone witch author, mask of shadows author which I think is Lindsay miller and traci chee author of the reader. 

After that panel day is almost over I always skip the last panel to go to author signing line so can get a head start. And boy can it get super decked out busy. I ended up doing aveyards line and should of done Leigh’s since figured both would be mobbed and of course Leigh’s did I expected, aveyard didn’t as bad. So missed on Leigh to do everyone else. I ended up doing Lisa maxwell, Amanda foody since that’s a must since aquinted friends with her how you know some authors since local. Hunting prince Dracula author and say some things about Audrey since her lust  laying on the line is killing me with her guy from the book. (As can see I’m bad with character names). Then did one of us is lieing author, traci Chee get my arc signed. Then one last long line for Susan dennard since Its her soo nice always and can just start talking from point last met up which was bookcon in june. Didn’t have a book to be signed but got a poster. Which I’ll be hanging up. Last at 5:05 they said closing shop for garages was Ashley poston which she was like i was expecting you to come up since met her a few times to gush about geekerella soooo bad. Sadly couldn’t stay long but nice chat with her. 

Before long ride home I went out to eat with Laura, jen and my friend Toronto aka Toronto or real name kellyanne. We were headIng to a place in Boston endEd up being on the road where Fenway park was. End result we went to brewery across the street to Fenway and since had to drive so couldn’t have much so instead of samples I just went for a desert beer 

And dam is this thing sooo good. Dark taste with the Choco and went down smooth as hell. I’m dieing for more!! Sadly day was done so got in was 8pm to pre pare for another 6-8 hour drive by this point I was up for 24 hours. And made it to Laura’s by 12. And just ended up crashing their thankfully and most part my trip of the fest. 

~~~JUSTIN 

Cj redwine wine and sign NYC

Few days ago was lucky to have met finally cj redwine which has been on my bucket list for about a year now since I had read the arc of the wish granter. One of my top reads of 2016. But day started out at 5 am and yes heard right 5 am since went to pick my friend Jennifer out in pa. I was supposed to stay the night but night before fell asleep at 7pm so oops… but finally make to the city. Was there early to meet our friend Laura so had walked towards book off on 45th but ended up going to msg on 34th met up then walked to bookoff again. Oy so much walking on the way to bookoff we found by chance a comics store my friend Melissa chats about so much. To our surprise jen finds her last of dr who collection but then doesn’t want to buy it. So she knows but torture part for her is I bought it for Christmas and she is asking to see it x) x) oh well. 

Going to be a awhile. Finally went to book off I did well there with Laura I only bought 3 books but when had gone few days earlier I had bought 10 books which this place is insanely cheap used book store.  Finally on our way to train station to pay to learn our line was down so ended up paying 2.75 wasted 😡😡. With out Laura we would of been so lost and my #1 fear is public transportation. Finally make to the place and meet other people In line and makes friends.love that part of signings. Watched as authors came and cj came up to go into the place but before did cane and said hi since saw Laura had one dark throne out and cj said she loves that book. After a few get to go in the place Is very decorate even though it’s sorta outside/ inside garden style hang out and wished taken more photo’s but authors were spaced out and about on different comfy chairs.  Got relaxed. Went to get wine 🍷 since it is a wine and sign event. Chatted with cj again and first line this abdvwas more relaxed and chilled so get more of a 1 on 1 than normal signings slowly then went around meeting the other authors. Bought one romance novel. So overall very fun event if you know the author but was a tad cramped to meet different authors. Finally last hoo rah we were out and headed to the strand which if ever in NYC you should do. And dinner which was soho burger joint by McNally Jackson which I can’t complain about at all. So over all fun day :). 

Level up Cathy yardley

This book I had seen a review on the amino app and it seemed cute judging from the cover is a girl and guy kissing and she is playing a video game so right away think both romance and gaming. But this book is about a girl named Tessa she has been with this one company for 4 years now and wanting to get as engineer for the gaming company always been her wish instead of audio engineer for the games. For her it’s a obstacle since the gender flaws that girls shouldn’t be engineers making the games and not good enough so she is out to prove it. Besides that aspect the story also with her room mate she has been with Adam he is part of engineering team and has never thought of Tessa than more of anyone since Tessa is so quiet. And don’t even really think of possiabilty of things to a party at there house where have the whole engineering company together for a party and a miss hap happens and figure a chance so makes it insta love sorta?? But Adam is so still from the party being love sick and heart broken after a girl dumped him for another guy in NYC and her dream of journalism. With the 2 together can they help her succeed in getting the job? Dunno but gotta try it. Only bad thing can say and it’s not really the book was sooo small at 100 and change so I was sad since i loved this book sooo much it is by my fav contemporary of this year only tied with operation prom date which is another I suggest to people to try out. 5/5 stars to the max 

~~~~JUSTIN 

Trapped In Silver- Emily Sowden

“That cold, crippling terror choked me again as I felt someone else’s presence bent over the body on its other side. Our faces couldn’t have been more than a foot apart as wretched breath washed over my skin. Instinct took over and I was running. I fled from the tunnel and veered left, sprinting back the way I came.”

I was supposed to be following along with the read-a-thon with the publishing house, but I couldn’t stop reading this. Every time I put this book down, it kept calling my name and it was all I could think about. I was amazed, shocked, and ecstatic as the pages went by. This was not what I was expecting… in the best way possible.

Ava doesn’t remember much from her mother. She passed away at a young age and Ava had to help her dad take over. As other girls were learning how to be the ideal housewife, Ava was learning how to care for the family farm and bring home income to survive. But to do the things asked of her, she had to disguise her appearance and act the part of a boy.

As a present, she received a silver necklace and she never takes it off. If it is attempted to be taken off, a weight sits in her chest and she can’t breathe. This seems to be her lifeline.

Days move into weeks and that leads into months, her dad is still nowhere to be found. It’s just her and her brother, Roan in the farm. But things aren’t as peaceful as she would have hoped.

A cow get ma slaughtered in the barn, trance things lurk in the night, and Ava needs to be rescued from evil men trying to harm her.

On the night of the annual ball for women to find a mate, she meets a man that loves her for who she is. She’s different from all the other girls and Ric is instantly smitten. As he escorts her home, a terrible feeling comes to Ava as they take a shortcut through the dilapidated town. Things come out from the shadows and she is in for the fight of her life.

As soon as Ava believes that she’s going to make it home, she gets trapped by some of these berserkers. Ethan, a man who has saved her before, saves her again but she’s badly injured. He travels to his home and brings her along to help her heal. As she wakes up, she realizes that she isn’t in the right place. As she slowly pieces things together, its fight or flight and now she’s not only trying to save herself, but an entire community whom she’s grown to love.

With secrets hidden and now found, getting ready for battle, will this be enough to escape the berserkers and finally claim what truly belongs to Ava?

This was one of those books that I couldn’t put down. I’ve lost some sleep trying to get to the bottom of this and it swept me off of my feet. The horror feel, the mystery, and the intrigue will leave you guessing right up until the very end. As soon as a secret was uncovered and dealt with, something even bigger came along to capture your breath.

What kind of bugged me was the sexual tension between Ava and Ethan! They got so close and then nothing. They better get it on soon because they both need it. I’m not sure why it needed to be added into the story. It would have been fantastic without it too.

I was shocked because this wasn’t what I was expecting at all, but I need more. Can’t wait to read the second book.

Thanks, Oftomes Publishing!

4/5