Queen of Hearts, by Colleen Oakes
Dinah is the heir to the throne of Wonderland. But her father doesn't love her, and she desperately wants and seeks the King of Hearts's approval. She also wants a future with Wardley, the boy she has loved since childhood. But she soon learns that Wonderland is not the place she believed it to be, and she is pulled into the evil, broken parts of the place she will be expected reign over. Soon, she learns of a betrayal to her and her future, and must find a way to stop it.
This is a really good book! I can definetely see potential in this saga/series. I'm most certainly looking forward to the next installment, Blood of Wonderland. The beginning of this book was a little slow, however after the first seventy pages or so, I really started lovng it. I finished this book in one day; it was an extremely quick read. It only had 306 pages and 14 chapters. 4/5 stars
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My Lady Jane, by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi Meadows
Lady Jane Grey was the queen of England for nine days--until her head was chopped off.
So these authors decided to give Jane and happier--and longer--life. So here goes...
King Edward is dying from the Affliction, and he has no heir. So he wills the throne to his cousin, Lady Jane Grey, and arranges for her to marry Gifford Dudley (don't call him Gifford. It's G) and produce one. It's already bad enough Jane and G have never met, but it is even worse that G is a Edian (human that can turn into an animal. This is not the correct way the "d" is written. The word is pronounced "eth-ee-un". These people are despised of). G is a horse all day, and when the sun sets, he is a man. This makes marriage hard. Obviously. These three get caught up in a conspiracy, and have to save England from its dangerous maybe-fate.
I loved this book! It was comical and serious at the same time. It was just...good. 5/5 stars. You guys should most certainly read it!
Book review for Anna and the French Kiss, by Stephanie Perkins
Anna's dad sends her away to a Paris boarding school for her senior year. Far, far away from her mother, brother, best friend, and crush in Atlanta. While in school, she makes new friends within the first week. This group also includes Étienne St. Clair, who becomes her best friend, but she might like him as more. However, he has a girlfriend, and Anna has a confusing relationship at home. So can the relationship happen?
I LOVE THIS BOOK. IT IS PERFECTION. I love St. Clair. And the story. And everything. Easily one of my favorite contemporaries ever. This is my first Stephanie Perkins book, but it most certainly won't be my last. 5/5
Andie's father is a politician, and that job has taken over his life. He doesn't have a relationship with his daughter, and hasn't since Andie's mom died. Then, out of the blue, her father gets caught up in a scam. He is removed from his political job until the case is sorted out. Because of this, Andie's summer camp recommendation letter is pulled out from the system, and she is left without a plan, for the whole summer. So she gets a job walking dogs. And she spends time with her friend. And gets a boyfriend that may last longer that the usual three weeks. So this summer had twists and turns, but you can't ever learn if you never get out of your comfort zone.
Me Before You, by JoJo Moyes
Louisa has just lost her job, one that was important to the well-being of her family. Her boyfriend is obsessed with running, and all things cross-country. And she's stuck in a tiny bedroom. Right now, there's only one problem she can fix: work. She applied for many jobs, but decides to take one for well over minimum-wage. For six months, she can take care of Will Traynor, a man that was in a car accident and is now quadriplegic. Will is not the easiest to work with, but he's tolerable. However, he brings something else to the table as well. (You'll have to figure it out for yourself)
I'm going to see this movie Friday with some friends!! Woohoo!! But this was an AMAZING book--quite possibly my third favorite (Right behind the HP series and The Selection series) of all time. I really hope you guys read, and enjoy, it. 6/5⭐️
A Court of Thorns and Roses, by Sarah J. Maas Feyre lives with her father and two sisters, who, even though the family is poor, always want the best of the best. Feyre hunts to provide for the family, since her crippled father can't. One day, while out hunting , Feyre kills a wolf that she suspected to be Fae. A few days later, a beast comes to take Feyre from her family in exchange for the Fae wolf's life. At first, Feyre blocks out the Fae man, Tamlin, but as she stays with him, they grow closer, and eventually come to love each other. Unfortunately, there is a threat to the Fae land, that only Feyre can get rid of, or else, he and other Faes are doomed forever.
I seriously enjoyed this a loooottttt!!!! This Beauty and the Beast retelling was, in my opinion, better than Cruel Beauty. The world was a little better to understand, and I connected with the characters more. I love this!! Easily one of my favortes this year 5/5
Book review for Unhooked, by Lisa Maxwell:
Gwendolyn moves around, never staying in one place too long, because of the imaginary monsters her mother believes in. When they arrive in London, something happens. These demons kidnap Gwen and Olivia, her best friend, and take them to Neverland. The world is totally mixed up from what the fairy tales say, though. Maybe Hook is a good guy, and maybe Pan is bad? Or are they both villains? Gwen has to get out of Neverland, or else she'll forget everything about the real world. But how can she escape?
Really good book! I love these kinds of books! If you like Once Upon A Time, then you will love this book! Especially Captain Hook!!😍 4/5🌟
Scarlett Epstein Hates it Here, by Anna Breslaw
Scarlett lives with her mom, has two best friends (Avery, a very smart individual, and Ruth, an odd weed-smoking 73 year-old), multiple internet friends, and looooves writing fan fiction for her favorite TV show, Lycanthrope High. However, the show gets canceled, but Scarlett wants to keep writing. So she tries her own fanfic. It's not the best. Meanwhile, she's decided to kind-of pursue her ex-best-friend and crush, Gideon. They grow closer, but then Scarlett's fanfic, based on people at her school, gets out. And Gideon is offended by his role in the story. Can Scarlett really become the author she wants to be, and will Gideon forgive her?
I absolutely looved this book! It was hilarious, had a great female lead, and was overall very impressive. I'm glad I received it! However it did curse a lot, which, as a Christian I don't like. But that was the only downside. 4/5⭐️
Secrets of my Hollywood Life, by Jen Calonita
Kaitlin Burke is one of Hollywood's top actresses, starring in the hit show, Family Affairs. She's played Sam in this show since about age four, and has grown up being famous and always being watched. But she doesn't always want to be famous. Sometimes she just wants to be a normal teenager instead of a famous actress. Go to a normal school instead of having a tutor. Have real friends that aren't famous and won't gossip about you so they can be more popular. So Kaitlin gets her (normal) best friend to help her come up with a fake identity and go to a regular high school so she can get a taste of reality. But, unfortunately, Sky (Kaitlin's costar and enemy) has it out for Kaitlin--and she can't find out about Kaitlin's other identity.
I really enjoy this series! It's a little older, about 2006 era, but it is really entertaining!
Books: Secrets of my Hollywood Life; On Location; Family Affairs; Paparazzi Princess; Broadway Lights; There's No Place Like Home
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The Wicked Will Rise, by Danielle Paige
Amy Gumm is still in Oz, not doing too well at her assigned job: Take the Scarecrow's brain, the Lion's courage, and the Tin Woodman's heart, and kill Dorothy. She has only accomplished one thing, and needs all four to save Oz. This book follows Amy in her hideout from Dorothy and Glinda, theorizing (is that a word?) a way to make all of this happen. Meanwhile, she's becoming more dangerous than she has been; being taken over by darkness that she's not exactly sure she wants to get rid of. Amy needs to find her true self to defeat Dorothy, so is darkness really her? Could she become like Dorothy, the one thing she doesn't want? Find out!
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