Victoria schwab and epic reads meet up 

So I fortune enough to meet Victoria again for a 5th time. I orginally didn’t think I was going to this event since with Bookcon the week before and ALA next week. I didn’t request it off, well day before the event I relized I was 8:45-4:45 which 95% of the time I don’t get that shift but day before I relized I did so I Called ahead to reserve my spot. Get there find my friends who I Iv met from last signings and chill and talk books that whole fun stuff. Finally authors show up which is Victoria showed up and other authors in bad but author aslyum series and the testing series author. Both as well have new books called house of furies & house of Eden. So author of the testing comes down first this is different type of signing since was big giant circle but I can say is she is quirky as hell. Not Ava’s thing but maybe more than I’m used to but ever so nice. And asked about covers which is usual didn’t get much say in cover. I ask if liked it and what’s a small fact that most readers won’t know about your covers. With this author didn t get to all 3 but oh well. Victoria answer was same 90% no say say minus blah bad now where she decided on the title of the book and more so the cover. And this savage song orginally had a different cover that she loved but was swapped out and she at first didn’t like as much but now loves her cover. And last author didn’t have a say at all but just let the publishing people do her work they know what does best. So after did photo’s and running joke started by Jen my friend was since on tour to get matching tattoo’s haha. Author of aslyum was like sure and I know Victoria is down and she goes what I just heard my name and I’m down and explained tattoo’s and was like hell yea!! It was funny. So photo’s then ended the night if red robin with friends and the short hour drive home. And my friend was nice enough to gift me becky’s new book. 

Haunting the deep Adriana Mather 

Ahh yes going back into this world woot woot last book was a very big time fall read. I remember day I started book one it was pouring out just like the cover of book one. But going in I was excited for this since its same cast again your big group of mis fits of the descendants. To start 6 months has past since Samantha Mather helped save Salem and the descendants from a hanging that there old family happened or caused it. Thing with this book that it has scenes to titanic not many authors will go for that but Adriana one day found a letter from her family that was right after that said they survived with the Harper’s which most know as one of people who started Harper Collins. But the story telling makes it feel like your on the ship pre days to its sinking and all the ghostly feels of in town. And Adriana makes story so livid. Unlike book 1 this book flows and it’s extremely mysterious unlike book one which unsure what was going on so made it very enjoyable. And wished this wasn’t last book in this series but hope she comes back one day. But def loved loved loved it and much better than book one. 

5/5 stars ~~~~~ JUSTIN 

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 

Obsidian and stars by Julie Eshbaugh 

This book was one of my most anticipated reads and boy does it ever hit the mark and blow past it. It’s amazing. But to say this story is about now in mya’s pov and she is to getting married to kol. And her sister supposed get married to kols brother but Chev mya’s brother and clan leader declines let those 2 married so mya with her sister to teach Chev a lesson run away. On the running people were watching are they have good thoughts are bad thoughts you gotta find out. The thing of this book is a huge tear jerker I don’t cry but wanted to it sucks your soul out espcially for mya as you cheer her own to sadness of things at start of the book and thru out. My head felt so raw from the roller coaster ride but was well it and freaking loved this book.so 5/5 stars big time and can mya convince her brother to let her sister marry kols brother is say it’s the risk to find out ;). 5/5 ~~~~ JUSTIN 

Long May She Reign by Rhannon Thomas 

Book: long may she reign

Author: Rhiannon Thomas 

Publishing house: Harper teen

Publishing date: febuary 21st

Cover rating: 5 stars
What would you do if suddenly so far back to be king/ queen then suddenly a massacre happens and next thing you know your king/ queen. That’s pretty much what happens to freya. She is a nobody besides herself being born into rich noble life. But she isn’t like most royals she would rather be a scientist making discovery like how to make a constant flame to keep hands warm in winter. So going from scientist to queen has its big changes and new life. But since it’s so new and no one knows who the murderer is who can she trust. Since advisors to her want the throne or think she is to weak, her dad being bossy and maybe did it so his daughter and himself can have control. Or any of the survivors. That is a question you will have to figure out before its to late and some one thinks she is to weak and takes the throne over or even worse is killed. Going in with long may she reign you figure book will be court drama and that life of luxury but it’s really not just a tad it’s more of murder mystery book then dealing with royality going on.  Just wanted to say I enjoyed this book but be warned I felt book was a tad slow starting but book gets better. And the book using science in parts just seemed really cool and made it sound like they were in ancient times When weren’t but it’s not modern either. Plus thru the book has you questioning who murder person is or if someone freya talks with being legit or telling lies. So all said and done in this stand alone I give it 5 stars and look for another book from this author 

5/5 stars ~~~~~~~ JUSTIN

The kings cage by Victoria aveyard 

This book leaves off from the same spot of book 2 which is called glass sword. With mare being shown from the king as a captured person. From there you have no idea if she will be excuted or not. 

This book series started out with the first book absolutely loving it to second I handled it but it dragged this book was a mix of both yes it entertained me Atleast this time when there wasn’t fighting scenes since akways see the Scheming of the royals and what maven is thinking since he absolutely obsesses over mare even seen from book 2. 

What I did like that was added is a few extra POV’s one ehh it was ok to see from diffrent point view but as my friend said didn’t interest her to much I didn’t as much but still cooler to have more views. But there is added one and I loved even others pov was extremely far in between. 

So last touches on this can certain enemies like the king maven or even other known enemies ever change for the better or not. Find out if you read kings cage.

~~~~4.5/ 5 ~~~ JUSTIN