Summer TBR Wipeout 2016 Update #2

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We are winding it down now and there are only a couple of weeks left to get all of that summer reading accomplished! I have been excited to see the progress that everyone has made during the challenge and I have also learned so much about what makes my TBR tick. I think that I have always known this in the back of my head, but I really do change up that old TBR on a regular basis. Just wait until you see the 360 I did!  Continue reading

Review: Yellow Brick War by Danielle Paige

Review: Yellow Brick War by Danielle PaigeTitle: Yellow Brick War (Dorothy Must Die #3)
Series: Dorothy Must Die #3
Author: Danielle Paige
Also by this author: The Wicked Will Rise (Dorothy Must Die #2)
Publisher: HarperCollins
Genres: Fantasy
Publication Date: March 15, 2016
Rating: four-half-stars
Series Rating: four-stars

Summary (from Goodreads):

Once upon a time, there was a girl from Kansas named Dorothy.

You might know her as the Girl Who Rode the Cyclone. She ended up in Oz, where she became friends with the Tin Woodman, the Scarecrow, and the Cowardly Lion. But the temptation of magic was too much for her. She let it change her. Her friends became twisted versions of their former selves.

The magical land of Oz is now a dark and menacing place.

My name is Amy Gumm. Tornadoes must have a thing about girls from Kansas, because I got swept away on one too. I also landed in Oz, where Good is Wicked, Wicked is Good, and the Wicked Witches clued me in to my true calling:

Assassin.

The only way to stop Dorothy from destroying Oz—and Kansas—is to kill her. And I’m the only one who can do it.

But I failed. Others died for my mistakes. Because of me, the portal between the worlds has been opened and Kansas and Oz are both in danger. And if I don’t find a way to close it?

Dorothy will make sure I never get to go home again.

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Review: Yellow Brick War by Danielle Paige

Yellow Brick War by Danielle Paige is an incredible third instalment to the Dorothy Must Die series. The story is so unique and the main character is just so spunky. This book is a little more modern than the others, but I was really intrigued by the way everything connects. Continue reading

How to Keep Rolling After a Fall, Karole Cozzo

How to Keep Rolling After a Fall, Karole CozzoTitle: How to Keep Rolling After a Fall
Author: Karole Cozzo
Also by this author: How to Say I Love You Out Loud
Publisher: Swoon Reads
Genres: Contemporary
Publication Date: August 2, 2016
Rating: five-stars

Summary (from Goodreads):

After a cyber bullying incident turns her life upside down, a handsome wheelchair rugby player shows a former mean girl that everyone deserves a second chance.

The party was at her house. The photos were posted to her Facebook account. That's all the evidence anyone needed to condemn Nikki Baylor for a cyberbullying incident that humiliated a classmate and nearly resulted in the girl's suicide. Now Nikki's been expelled from her old school, her friends have abandoned her, and even her own parents can't look her in the eye. With her plans for the future all but destroyed, Nikki resigns herself to being the girl everyone hates - almost as much as she hates herself. But then Nikki meets Pax, a spirited wheelchair rugby player who knows what it's like when one mistake completely shatters your life. Refusing to judge her because of her past, he shows her that everyone deserves a second chance... and everyone deserves to be loved.

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❃ I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. ❃


How to Keep Rolling After a Fall by Karole Cozzo

How to Keep Rolling After a Fall by Karole Cozzo is definitely one of my favourite books of the year. It is educational, yet entertaining and contains a character in a wheelchair who has got to be one of the most positive people ever. There are themes of loss, but the book is more about getting back on your feet. This is such an important book that everyone should read! Continue reading

Book Review: P.S. I Like You by Kasie West

Book Review: P.S. I Like You by Kasie WestTitle: P.S. I Like You
Author: Kasie West
Also by this author: Lucky in Love
Publisher: Point
Genres: Contemporary, Romance
Publication Date: July 26, 2016
Rating: five-stars

Summary (from Goodreads):

Signed, sealed, delivered…

While spacing out in chemistry class, Lily scribbles some of her favorite song lyrics onto her desk. The next day, she finds that someone has continued the lyrics on the desk and added a message to her. Intrigue!

Soon, Lily and her anonymous pen pal are exchanging full-on letters—sharing secrets, recommending bands, and opening up to each other. Lily realizes she’s kind of falling for this letter writer. Only, who is he? As Lily attempts to unravel the mystery and juggle school, friends, crushes, and her crazy family, she discovers that matters of the heart can’t always be spelled out…

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Book Review: P.S. I Like You by Kasie West

P.S. I Like You by Kasie West is my first Kasie West novel and since I enjoyed it so much, I’m going to have to read some more! This book is all about a mystery pen pal. It also contains a main character who is awkward and relatable. I loved reading about her big family as well. Continue reading

Book Review: A Week of Mondays

Book Review: A Week of MondaysTitle: A Week of Mondays
Author: Jessica Brody
Also by this author: The Chaos of Standing Still
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Genres: Contemporary
Publication Date: August 2, 2016
Rating: four-half-stars

Summary (from Goodreads):

When I made the wish, I just wanted a do-over. Another chance to make things right. I never, in a million years, thought it might actually come true...

Sixteen-year-old Ellison Sparks is having a serious case of the Mondays. She gets a ticket for running a red light, she manages to take the world’s worst school picture, she bombs softball try-outs and her class election speech (note to self: never trust a cheerleader when she swears there are no nuts in her bake-sale banana bread), and to top it all off, Tristan, her gorgeous rocker boyfriend suddenly dumps her. For no good reason!

As far as Mondays go, it doesn’t get much worse than this. And Ellie is positive that if she could just do it all over again, she would get it right. So when she wakes up the next morning to find she’s reliving the exact same day, she knows what she has to do: stop her boyfriend from breaking up with her. But it seems no matter how many do-overs she gets or how hard Ellie tries to repair her relationship, Tristan always seems bent set on ending it. Will Ellie ever figure out how to fix this broken day? Or will she be stuck in this nightmare of a Monday forever?

From the author 52 Reasons to Hate My Father and The Unremembered trilogy comes a hilarious and heartwarming story about second (and third and fourth and fifth) chances. Because sometimes it takes a whole week of Mondays to figure out what you really want.

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❃ I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. ❃


Book Review: A Week of MOndays by Jessica Brody

A Week of Mondays by Jessica Brody is a quick and cute read for the summer. The concept is so unique and the main character is very relatable. One of my favourite things about the book is the epic friendship between Ellie and Owen. Everything about this book is so fun! Continue reading