Top Ten Tuesday: Winter 2018 TBR

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature over at That Artsy Reader Girl.

This week’s theme is the top ten books that are on our winter TBR. There’s so many books I plan to get through just over the holiday season. The boy is gone home to England for another three weeks and I have two five day weekends off from my job. That’s a lot of free time. I also have a few days where I’m working 11 hours and one Sunday, but no one is going to be coming to the office looking for a house during the holidays, nor will there be many brokers here, so I have some pretty chill days with lots of reading time ahead for me at reception. Best job ever? I think so.

Here’s my list, sorted by release date, of books sitting at home that I plan to get to this winter.

The Final Empire (Mistborn, #1) The Name of the Wind (The Kingkiller Chronicle, #1) P.S. I Still Love You (To All the Boys I've Loved Before, #2)

1. The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson | 2. The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss | 3. P.S. I Still Love You by Jenny Han

Caraval (Caraval, #1) Two Dark Reigns (Three Dark Crowns, #3) The Light Over London

4. Caraval by Stephanie Garber | 5. Two Dark Reigns by Kendare Blake | 6. The Light Over London by Julia Kelly

Looker Her One Mistake The Cold Is in Her Bones Serious Moonlight

7. Looker by Laura Sims | 8. Her One Mistake by Heidi Perks | 9. The Cold is in Her Bones by Peternelle van Arsdale | 10. Serious Moonlight by Jenn Bennett

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Review: Five Feet Apart by Rachael Lippincott

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Title: Five Feet Apart
Author: Rachael Lippincott
Series: Standalone
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: November 20, 2018
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Source: Received an advanced copy from Simon & Schuster/NetGalley in exchange for an honest review

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Rating: 3 stars

Can you love someone you can never touch?

Stella Grant likes to be in control—even though her totally out of control lungs have sent her in and out of the hospital most of her life. At this point, what Stella needs to control most is keeping herself away from anyone or anything that might pass along an infection and jeopardize the possibility of a lung transplant. Six feet apart. No exceptions.

The only thing Will Newman wants to be in control of is getting out of this hospital. He couldn’t care less about his treatments, or a fancy new clinical drug trial. Soon, he’ll turn eighteen and then he’ll be able to unplug all these machines and actually go see the world, not just its hospitals.

Will’s exactly what Stella needs to stay away from. If he so much as breathes on Stella she could lose her spot on the transplant list. Either one of them could die. The only way to stay alive is to stay apart. But suddenly six feet doesn’t feel like safety. It feels like punishment.

What if they could steal back just a little bit of the space their broken lungs have stolen from them? Would five feet apart really be so dangerous if it stops their hearts from breaking too?

Review:

Five Feet Apart is a story about Stella and Will, two teens with cystic fibrosis. Because they both have CF, they can never get within six feet of each other. If they do, Stella risks losing her place on the lung transplant list, and they both risk dying.

Reading this book, I was sure that it was going to break my heart into a million unrepairable pieces. It sounded like a mix of The Fault in our Stars (I spent 90% of that movie crying and don’t think I can ever watch it again because of that) and Everything, Everything (read the book in 24 hours, didn’t cry but it still had an impact).

To be completely honest, this book was nothing like either. I never had a connection to either of the characters or their romance. I never felt like I was cheering from them to figure something out or for a mircale cure to drop out of the sky. The only character I was cheering for to find the best happily ever after imaginable was Poe. And we’re not even going to get me started on that storyline.

The story had so much potential to be that deep, emotional kind of story that tugs at every heartstring and leaves the kind of impact that won’t let you forget it. Unfortunately, it didn’t meet that potential. Everything was written very surface level. There were many moments where characters could have been developed further or situations could have been more emotional, but it stayed very basic. This prevented me from having any kind of true attachement to the story.

Overall, I thought it was a good story in the sense that it brought important awareness to cystic fibrosis. However, I personally felt it was lacking in depth.

About Rachael Lippincott:

Rachael Lippincott was born in Philadelphia and raised in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. She holds a BA in English writing from the University of Pittsburgh. She currently resides in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, splitting her time between writing and running a food truck with her partner.

 

Top 5 Tuesday: Books I Didn’t Get to in 2018

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Top 5 Tuesday is a weekly feature over at Bionic Book Worm.

This week’s topic is books I didn’t manage to get to in 2018. Considering how many books are constantly coming out, I’m pretty sure I’ll always be behind on reading everything that I want to read. I think as fellow bookworms, you guys can easily relate to that feeling. Why isn’t possible to pause time for a bit so we can be able to read all the books?

Picking this list was hard, but I’m pretty happy with it. These are definitely books I’m sad I didn’t get to this year, but for sure will be running out to buy in 2019.

The Cruel Prince (The Folk of the Air, #1)

1. The Cruel Prince by Holly Black
Another fantasy novel with a whole lot of political intrigue? Sign me up. I have a feeling there’s also going to be plenty of moral greyness, which is everything I need when it comes to fantasy.

They Both Die at the End

2. They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera
This book is going to break my heart into a million pieces. But I’m still going to read it and cry over it anyway.

The Hating Game

3. The Hating Game by Sally Thorne
Nothing is better than an enemies-to-lovers romance. Nothing.

Darius the Great Is Not Okay

4. Darius the Great Is Not Okay by Adib Khorram
Another book that I’m sure is going to make me cry plenty. I’ve literally cried over 3 books in my life and here I am about to turn 2019 into the year I cry over a million of them.

The Simple Wild

5. The Simple Wild by K.A. Tucker
This sounds like the perfect romance that will tug at the heart strings in every way possible. So basically right up my alley.

Review: This Lie Will Kill You by Chelsea Pitcher – Blog Tour + Giveaway

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Today I am so excited to present to you my review of This Lie Will Kill You by Chelsea Pitcher. A million thanks to Fantastic Flying Book Club for letting be a part of this book tour. You can check out the schedule here.

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Title: This Lie Will Kill You
Author: Chelsea Pitcher
Series: Standalone
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Publication Date: December 11, 2018
Genre: Young Adult, Mystery, Thriller
Source: Received an advanced copy from the publisher and Fantastic Flying Book Club for the purpose of this book tour

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Rating: 5 stars

Tell the truth. Or face the consequences.

Clue meets Riverdale in this page-turning thriller that exposes the lies five teens tell about a deadly night one year ago.

One year ago, there was a party.
At the party, someone died.
Five teens each played a part and up until now, no one has told the truth.

But tonight, the five survivors arrive at an isolated mansion in the hills, expecting to compete in a contest with a $50,000 grand prize. Of course…some things are too good to be true. They were each so desperate for the prize, they didn’t question the odd, rather exclusive invitation until it was too late.

Now, they realize they’ve been lured together by a person bent on revenge, a person who will stop at nothing to uncover what actually happened on that deadly night, one year ago.

Five arrived, but not all can leave. Will the truth set them free?
Or will their lies destroy them all?

Review:

One year ago, at a party in December, a series of events happened that led to the death of a teenager. Five teens had played a part in that death, but no one really knew what happened. Fast forward one year, and each of these students receive an exclusive invitation to compete for a $50,000 scholarship. After the events of last year’s party, they could each use that money for college so they all attend.

Once there, they realize they may have been a little hasty in accepting that invitation. Someone is hellbent on revenge and determined to find out the truth of what happened that night, and they will do whatever is necessary to know the entire story from start to finish.

Each of the characters were so strongly developed. I adored each persons’ chapters and being able to get into their brain to see exactly how they were feeling about the events that transpired at last year’s party, as well as the events at the revenge party. Ruby’s chapters were by far my favourite though. She was such a complex and interesting character with an insane life. No joke, I have no idea how that girl is still standing.

The writing was easily my favourite part of the book. Like I just mentioned, the characters were written beautifully. Not only that, the descriptions threw you into both the past and the present so clearly. I could picture everything as it was happening, and my god, if I never even have to think of a porcelain doll ever again, it’ll be too soon.

I was constantly on the edge of my seat wanting to know what was going to happen. While it was pretty obvious from the prologue who organized the revenge party, I was engaged all the way through wanting to know every single detail of both the past and present.

Overall, I would highly suggest picking up this book. While, yes, it is obvious who the party is organized by, I think the book is so thrilling and mysterious that it’s easy to look past that and have a wonderful reading experience.

Enter Chelsea Pitcher’s giveaway here:

  • 1 of 10 copies of This Lie Will Kill you, US only
  • Ends December 19, 2018

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About Chelsea Pitcher:

Chelsea Pitcher is a karaoke-singing, ocean-worshipping Oregonian with a penchant for twisty mysteries. She is the author of THE S-WORD, THE LAST CHANGELING & THE LAST FAERIE QUEEN.

Watch for her new YA thriller, THIS LIE WILL KILL YOU, coming December 11, 2018 from S&S/McElderry!

The Hookup Handbook by Kendall Ryan – Cover Reveal

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Title: The Hookup Handbook
Author
: Kendall Ryan
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: April 9, 2019

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My love wand is on a strike.

As bad as that blows, pun unintended, it’s ten times worse for me. I’m a male escort, but not just any escort, I’m the escort. The one with a mile-long waiting list and a pristine reputation that’s very well-deserved.

Only now, I’m on hiatus. Because after years of pleasing women all over the city, my man missile decides to get finicky. And the only woman he wants? Someone I can never have—my best friend’s younger sister, the nerdy and awkwardly adorable Sienna.

She’s working at the agency this summer, keeping me organized, handling paperwork, and most importantly, keeping me on track to finish writing my book about sex and intimacy, which is due to my publisher in thirty days.

She thinks I hate her, that I don’t want her here. The truth is much more twisted. I get hard every time she walks into my office. Her wide blue eyes and pouty mouth drive me wild with desire, and if she stays, I’m not sure how much longer I can stay away from her.

Little Miss Overachiever says she’s here to help? Fine. I’m going to put her nerdy, curvy tush to work.

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6473923About Kendall Ryan:

A New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author of more than two dozen titles, Kendall Ryan has sold over 1.5 million books and her books have been translated into several languages in countries around the world. She’s a traditionally published author with Simon & Schuster and Harper Collins UK, as well as an independently published author. Since she first began self-publishing in 2012, she’s appeared at #1 on Barnes & Noble and iBooks charts around the world. Her books have also appeared on the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists more than three dozen times. Ryan has been featured in such publications as USA Today, Newsweek, and InTouch Magazine.

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