Evil in lacy gloves – Book review for NetGalley – The Life She Was Given by Ellie Marie Wiseman

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32926258 The Life She Was Given 

From acclaimed author Ellen Marie Wiseman comes a vivid, daring novel about the devastating power of family secrets–beginning in the poignant, lurid world of a Depression-era traveling circus and coming full circle in the transformative 1950s.

On a summer evening in 1931, Lilly Blackwood glimpses circus lights from the grimy window of her attic bedroom. Lilly isn’t allowed to explore the meadows around Blackwood Manor. She’s never even ventured beyond her narrow room. Momma insists it’s for Lilly’s own protection, that people would be afraid if they saw her. But on this unforgettable night, Lilly is taken outside for the first time–and sold to the circus sideshow.

More than two decades later, nineteen-year-old Julia Blackwood has inherited her parents’ estate and horse farm. For Julia, home was an unhappy place full of strict rules and forbidden rooms, and she hopes that returning might erase those…

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The Chalk Man by C.J. Tudor (Spoiler-free) Review

In 1986, Eddie and his friends are just kids on the verge of adolescence. They spend their days biking around their sleepy English village and looking for any taste of excitement they can get. The chalk men are their secret code: little chalk stick figures they leave for one another as messages only they can understand. But then a mysterious chalk man leads them right to a dismembered body, and nothing is ever the same.

In 2016, Eddie is fully grown and thinks he’s put his past behind him, but then he gets a letter in the mail containing a single chalk stick figure. When it turns out that his friends got the same message, they think it could be a prank–until one of them turns up dead. That’s when Eddie realizes that saving himself means finally figuring out what really happened all those years ago.

The Chalk Man  was…

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Book Review: The One

She Who Probably Does Exist

(Book Three of The Selection Series) by Kiera Cass

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Finally! We’ve got to know what will happen to our lead characters, America, Maxon and Aspen. After reading the first two books, I’ve got quite an idea what will happen to the story but surprisingly, Miss Kiera make a plot twist that shocked its readers.

Surely, the pure white-colored dress of America in the book cover will give us a hint that there will be a ceremony in the end. Kyaaaah!!! ♥

Here’s what I thought about “The One”:

After all the struggles she has been through, between her and the girls, between her and her maybe future father-in-law, between her and Aspen, between her and Prince Maxon. There she is, our future princess standing stronger than ever. After one of her love ones dies, (Yeah! Sad to say thou) she felt so broken (me too) but then now, she definitely know how…

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Old Bones

Author Tia Lee

I absolutely LOVE the book, Old Bones!!! Schwemmer is my new favorite author! She is self-published, but the way she weaves her story is amazing.

One thing I don’t care for is the title of the story, I think she could have made a better choice there, also I don’t like the cover it is misleading. When I picked up this book I thought it was about a wolf or werewolf some something of the sort, but even though there is a wolf in the story it has a very minor part, hardly worth putting a wolf on the cover. I would have gone with a mysterious looking lake or something of that nature. 

Anyhow…Old Bones is a book filled with mystery, betrayal, romance, and suspense; a perfect combination perfectly executed. This book had me constantly wondering what would happen next and who to trust until the very end. I loved…

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Netgalley Review: Sparked by Helena Echlin and Malena Watrous

Reading In The Wings

cover118067-mediumGoodreads Summary: Fifteen-year-old Laurel Goodwin wakes up to find her older sister Ivy missing from their Airstream trailer in the Oregon redwoods. A recurring nightmare convinces her that Ivy was abducted, but no one takes her dream seriously, including her mom. Laurel, a loner, has to learn to ask for help, and Jasper Blake, a mysterious new kid who shares her love of old books, quickly becomes her ally. Together they find their quiet town holds a deep secret and is the epicenter of a dark prophecy. Laurel soon learns that her worst enemies, mean girls Peyton Andersen and Mei Rosen, are developing powers that she needs to find and save Ivy. With time running out, Laurel realizes that power doesn’t always take the form that you expect. And once she learns to look beyond her snap judgments, she develops an unexpected gift of her own.

*Thanks to Netgalley and…

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The Witches Of The Glass Castle By Gabriella Lepore | Book Review

My Bookish World


“Every emotion had its own sound. Fear, happiness, sadness, love. They were all uniquely identifiable. The only similarity was that they were all excruciatingly deafening, intense, and fierce.”

Hello, my bookish friends. I hope you’re doing great. I had such a relaxing weekend, and I managed to read two books. So, I guess I can’t complain! Anyways, this month Oftomes sent me a free copy of TWITGC  in exchange for my honest review. I finished this book in one sitting, because it was a quick and fun read. Without further ado, let’s review this book!

This book follows the story of two siblings, Mia and Dino. When they both find out that they are real witches, their mother decides to send them the whole summer to The Glass Castle. Which is a school for kids to discover their powers and learn more about magic. This castle is owned by a…

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Strange the Dreamer – Laini Taylor

Ramblings of a Writer

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Lazlo Strange is not an ordinary boy, silent as a baby to the time he was placed in an orphanage his head is constantly in the clouds, dreaming of the lost city of Weep. Of course that is not its true name, its true name was lost and Lazlo means to discover it once again. In the tower hovering over the city of Weep Sarai lives, shut off from the world below she is trapped with her fellow godspawn who survived the slaughter of their family years ago. Their stories are intertwined in a true fairy tale with each destined to play their role until the very end.

Lazlo is a “strange” person who is instantly likeable and relatable. With his head always in a book I certainly got along well with him. And when his stories were taken away from him (mild spoiler) I felt all…

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