Reviews

Paper Girl by Cindy R. Wilson

Thank you so much NetGalley and Entangled Teen for giving me the chance of reading an early copy of Paper Girl by Cindy R. Wilson.

Hello everyone, happy Monday❤️ I hope you all have an amazing and wonderful day😊 What books did you read this weekend?📚 

I heard about this book a while ago and after reading the synopsis I thought this book was something I would definitely enjoy to read. The cover was absolutely beautiful and I was completely intrigued. I wanted to meet the characters and as soon as I started to read it, I knew I was going to love it!

In this story we get to meet two characters. Zoe, who never leaves her house because she’s afraid that something bad could happen and likes to spend her time in her safe space which is her study where she creates amazing art with paper.

And then we have Jackson a boy who, ever since her mother died, has been having problems with his dad. Then one day he decides to leave his dad and home for good and starts to get jobs to be able to go to College, something his mother wanted for him, but now that he’s homeless, it’s getting difficult for him to keep that secret from everyone else…. 

There are a lot of things that I liked about this book. The first one is the fact that we get two POV’s. I LOVE when a story has multiple POV’s, it really helps me to understand the characters and the story and thanks to that I was able to understand Zoe and Jackson’s life.

Zoe and Jackson have more than just one thing in common. They used to know each other in school before Zoe left and haven’t spoke to each other ever since and now, they play Chess Challenge on the computer under different names and that was my favorite part of the whole story.

I loved to read the messages they send to each other while they were playing, they made me laugh a lot and it was nice to see how they could be themselves when they were around each other. 

Paper Girl is a book that will make you laugh and swoon when you least expect it. It’s hopeful and it’s a story about not giving up and fighting for your dreams. It’s definitely one of the best books I read this year and I highly recommend you to read it, I really hope you like it as much as I did❤️

Have you heard about this book?📚 Are you planning to read it?😊 Please let me know in the comments below!

Features · Monthly TBR

November wrap-up, from The Life of a Booknerd Addict!

Welcome to our November wrap-up!😱 I know a lot of people say this but can you believe it’s almost the end of 2018!!! I mean really it went by so fast for us. The only thing that we can do is enjoy it, right? We hope you enjoy our monthly wrap-up today and thank you for visiting us. We appropriate every one of you! 💋

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WHAT’S HAPPENING IN OUR LIFE!

HELENA

Hi everyone, It’s Helena.🥰 We hope you’re all doing amazing on this wonderful day!

November for us was a bit crazed. Thanksgiving was pretty scary for me and my husband, my mother-in-law was rushed to the hospital during our holiday family gathering and let me tell you it was scary. But I’m so glad to report that she’s doing much better. Unyielding, but doing well.🥰

Otherwise, November flew by. I was looking everywhere in town for a Folk-ed Christmas tree.🎄 Have you seen them? They’re so pretty and seem so realistic with the snow and look so lovely to me. But as my luck would have it, I didn’t find one, but there’s always next year.🥰 


REBECA

Hello everyone, It’s Rebeca.❤️ I hope you all have an amazing and incredible day! To be honest, I think it’s amazing that the last day of November is on a Friday, December will start this weekend and I can’t wait🎊

 I watched a lot of Christmas movies on Netflix, I have lots of favorites and I can’t wait to watch them again… tomorrow😆 I also watched The Final Table and OMG it’s amazing! So many talented chefs from around the world and lots of delicious dishes 😍 I highly recommend you to watch it!🙌

I also decorated my Christmas tree with my parents and I love it so much😍 I seriously can’t wait for Christmas✨🎄 

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This month was a bit slow for me since I was in a huge book slump, for months. But what I did read was actually very enjoyable.
I and Rebeca finally jumped on the TOG train and I have to say that I quite like it, so keep your fingers crossed for me.

Books read on November 02  • new reads 02 • pages read 354 Formats: Paperbacks 01   E-book Source: 01 • Owned 02

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I read The Lost Sisters by Holly Black and OMG It was good, it was a letter from so so sister to her sister. You don’t have to read it, there isn’t any hidden information or gems but goodnesses gracious please read it!😍 It was a great short story. 

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I liked Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas! I’m looking forward to the next installment in this series. I have been able to stay away from all of the Throne of Glass series spoilers. I don’t know how much more I can hold off but I’m freaking trying my hardest.😆

I probably jinxed myself now that I put it out into the Universe.


REBECA

Books read on November 03 • new reads 02 •  reread 01   • DNF 01 Formats: Paperbacks 01  E-book 02Source:  • Owned 01• ARC 02

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Once A King is for sure one of the best YA, Fantasy books I have read this year and I can say with certainty that is definitely one of my new all time favorite books. As soon as I started to read this wonderful story, within the first five pages of the book, I knew I was going to love it. I was immersed into a fantastical world that I didn’t want to leave.

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Paper Girl is a wonderful well-written story full of hope, friendship and love❤️ This book is about believing in ourselves, follow our dreams and never give up. The characters are amazing, you will laugh when you least expect it and swoon, this is definitely one of my all time favorite books✨

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Helena @ Booknerdaddicts

Unfortunately I didn’t post anything in the month of November. But my co-blooger did a wonderful job. check her out 👇🏼👇🏼👇🏼

Becky @ Booknerdbecky

If you don’t follow Becky over on IG, you definitely should. My beautiful Becky has the most amazing #Bookstagram pictures ever! I mean look at the detail and time she puts into every picture. I’ve seen her grow throughout this year and I can truly say that she is only getting more and more astonishing as time goes by. I can not wait to see what she has for us in 2019!

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But all that aside, What did you do this month? How are all of you doing? and of course, what did you read this month?🌟Let us know below!💋

So that is it for the lovely month of November! We are now in December and I can already feel the stress creeping in. I hope you all have a wonderful month and my all your blessings come true. Have a safe and happy Holidays 🎄☃️

Book Tags · Memes

Holiday Dinner Book Tag

So here I was visiting my favorite book blogs and I stop over at the lovely 💻- Rebel Mommy Book Blog and found this beauty of a tag! I love the Holidays🎄 so you know I had to do this awesome tag.🥰 This tag was made by the incredible Amber at Du Livre .  All tag 🏷  images are also from Amber’s blog.

A book (or series) that is popular but you don’t care for. 

So, I’ve had this series on my TBR for quite a long time and I can’t do it anymore, to be honest. 😆 It’s been years and it doesn’t look like we’re getting any closer to the next book. I know things happen, I’m not blaming the author, I just lost interest and I don’t care about it anymore. 🤷🏻‍♀️


Your favorite book(s) of the year.

Well the series of the year for me is definitely The Cruel Prince, of course! I had the great opportunity of reading The Wicked King and I’d have to say that Ms. Holly Black has out done herself and has earned a spot on my favorite author’s list.❤️

A debut author that you can’t wait to read more from.

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This book surprised me so much! I try to not listen to the hype surrounding books because I want it to sway my opinion.  And I’d have to say that 😮 omg this book, was seriously a great one, and one that I deeply resonate with.💐


A satisfying fluffy read. 

I could not just pick one, sorry!😂 So I went by author and one of my all-time favorite authors is none other than the amazing Kasie West.💖

A book you would happily reread over and over again.

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This one is no guess! You know it would have to be The Harry Potter series, and it may quite be forever. 🧙🏻‍♀️⚡️

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I’d like to Tag everyone that visits me, I’d love to see your awesome posts. I hope you all have a wonderful and safe Holiday! 

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Reviews

Into every generation, ​a Slayer is born…Slayer by Kiersten White

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I love, love Buffy the Vampire Slayer, it was the best show of its time!!! So I was extremely excited for Slayer by Kiersten White. I went into this book open-minded, I didn’t want to overhype myself and be disappointed and I’m glad I did because I’d be super disappointed right about now. 😂

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Because Slayer by Kiersten White was just okay for me! Don’t get me wrong, It was an enjoyable read and I loved all the shows references. Which I have to admit give me super high nostalgic moments! (Which only served to remind me how much I miss this show, even though there was a lot of shade been through towards Buffy!)😠 
Slayer by Kiersten White wasn’t earth shattering it was a fun, enjoyable read. You’re dropped right in the middle of the story and if you aren’t familiar with the original show and comics, it can be a bit confusing but nonetheless still understandable as you read on.

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The main character, Nina is just like any other 16-year-old out there. Just like any other character she has her faults and wasn’t forward with her feelings, did things on impulse and made mistakes. Nina isn’t that different from anyone else in this world. She’s just like you and me trying to find her place in a huge world and be accepted. In the end, Nina learned how to ask for help and handled situations amazingly. This was an okay coming of age story with some good learning experience that we all can take note from. 📝

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There were a few moments that left me mystified but there was a part where I was most definitely disappointed in. And that was definitely a not so lovable character’s behavior, which, unfortunately I can’t describe because of spoilers. Nevertheless, it’s something that I think wasn’t handled properly, in my opinion. Let’s just say that a character was a bit problematic and just because there are representation traits of say character doesn’t mean you can excuse bad behavior as if that should explain everything.

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In the end, I liked the story, forgetting a few factors there were some endearing moments with humbling friendships. Maybe it’s because I love Buffy the Vampire Slayer or maybe it’s because I like to believe that people learn from their mistakes and mishaps, that I’ll try and give this series another shot, even though this book wasn’t perfect but then again who is “prefect “?

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For now, however, I have to go, and binge watch my favorite show of all time, Buffy the Vampire Slayer!❤️

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Have you watched Buffy the Vampire Slayer? Or maybe read the comic books? Are you excited for  Slayer by Kiersten White? Let me know below and leave your blog link so I can visit. Have a great day.

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About The Author: Kiersten White 

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Kiersten White is the New York Times bestselling author of many books for teens and young readers, including And I Darken, Now I Rise, Bright We Burn, The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein, and Slayer. She lives with her family near the ocean in San Diego, where she perpetually lurks in the shadows. Visit Kiersten online at

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Memes · WOW

Can’t-Wait Wednesday: Once & Future by Amy Rose Capetta, Cori McCarthy

Well, well look at this beauty! When I learn about this story I was so delighted. I can believe how great this book is going to be. This story is none other than a futuristic, gender-swapped, retelling of King Arthur!

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This sounds so impressive and I truly can’t wait to read this Sci-fi version of King Arthur. 

Have you heard about Once & Future by Amy Rose Capetta, Cori McCarthy? Are you planning to read it if so? Can’t wait to hear your thoughts below. I’ll make sure to visit your blog as well. Happy Holidays 🎄☃️

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“Can’t-Wait Wednesday” is a weekly event, hosted at Wishful Endings, which encourages fellow bloggers to spotlight upcoming releases that we’re excited about. It is a spinoff of the original “Waiting On Wednesday” a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, as Jill is no longer actively posting.

Giveaways

New Releases of December! [Giveaway Hop]

This feature is ALL about the books that are releasing each month! But best of all it’s a GIVEAWAY as well! The Life of a Book Nerd Addict will be doing a giveaway, every month and you will get a chance to WIN a NEW BOOK. Did I mention that this will happen every month!!!! YUP, that’s right. Every month! As satisfying that news is, there is more! This feature is also a HOP, hosted by It Starts at Midnight and FLYLēF. Be sure to check out the linky on the bottom of this post to visit other blogs and win more prizes! Isn’t that marvelous? So don’t forget to check the bottom of the post for more chances to win and be back every MONTH for more!

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December 4th:

Once a King (Clash of Kingdoms #3) by Erin Summerill

Fire and Heist by Sarah Beth Durst

Queen of Air and Darkness (The Dark Artifices #3) by Cassandra Clare

Realm of Ruins (The Nissera Chronicles #2) by Hannah West

All the Wandering Light (Even the Darkest Stars #2)

All the Wandering Light (Even the Darkest Stars #2)by Heather Fawcett

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December 11th:

Permission (Perversion Trilogy, #3)

Permission (Perversion Trilogy #3) by T.M. Frazier

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December 18th:

Kiss Collector by Wendy Higgins

The Disasters by M.K. England

Dear Heartbreak: YA Authors and Teens on the Dark Side of Love by Multiple Authors 

Verity by Colleen Hoover

The Cursed Sea (The Glass Spare #2) by Lauren DeStefano

29 Dates by Melissa de la Cruz

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, Vol. 2 (Chilling Adventures of Sabrina #2) by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa,  Robert Hack (Illustrations)

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December 31st:

Evermore (Everless #2) by Sara Holland

Half of What You Hear by Kristyn Kusek Lewis

The Curses (The Graces #2 by Laure Eve

The Gown: A Novel of the Royal Wedding by Jennifer Robson

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GIVEAWAY ENTRY

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DECEMBERGIVEAWAY HOP

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GOOD LUCK EVERYONE AND HAPPY DECEMBER!

Can’t Wait Wednesday

Can’t-Wait Wednesday: The Devouring Gray by Christine Lynn Herman

I have been wanting to read The Devouring Gray since forever!
Everything about this book,  the cover and the synopsis is amazing❤️ I honestly can’t wait to read this story, I’m intrigued and the fact that this is a Fantasy book makes me want to read it even more! I can’t wait to meet the characters of this story, also OMG this is the first book… THERE WILL BE A SEQUEL 😱😍🙌 YAY!!!!

Have you heard about this book?📚 Are you planning to read it?😊 Please let me know in the comments below❤️

“Can’t-Wait Wednesday” is a weekly event, hosted at Wishful Endings, which encourages fellow bloggers to spotlight upcoming releases that we’re excited about. It is a spinoff of the original “Waiting On Wednesday” a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, as Jill is no longer actively posting.

About the author: Christine Lynn Herman 

Born in New York City but raised in Japan and Hong Kong, Christine Lynn Herman subscribes to the firm philosophy that home is where her books are. She returned to the United States for college, where she traded out a subtropical climate for harsh, snowy winters and an Honors English degree at the University of Rochester. Currently, Christine and her books reside in Brooklyn, along with her partner and their extremely spoiled cat. Her debut novel, THE DEVOURING GRAY, will be released by Disney Hyperion in 2019, with a sequel to come the following year.

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Reviews · Uncategorized

An Epic Story: Once A King by Erin Summerill

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

When I read the synopsis of Once A King I found myself eager to read the other books in the series, Ever The Hunted and Ever The Brave. I have been wanting to read those books since forever and of course that after loving the synopsis of this book so much – because honestly IT’S AMAZING – I immediately requested an ARC of the book. I jumped out of emotion when I got approved to read the book and I immediately started to read it.

Once A King is for sure one of the best YA, Fantasy books I have read this year and I can say with certainty that is definitely one of my new all time favorite books. As soon as I started to read this wonderful story, within the first five pages of the book, I knew I was going to love it. I was immersed into a fantastical world that I didn’t want to leave.

This is a gripping and beautiful written story that made me feel part of it, everything seemed so real and I found myself cheering for Aodren and Lirra from the beginning. One of the many things I loved about this story is that we get to read from Lirra and Aodren’s POV, it definitely helped me to understand the characters and the story in a better way. Their personalities were different from one another but they definitely complemented each other and the swoons….

Once A King has slow-burn romance! At the beginning Lirra isn’t very fond of Aodren and specially his kingdom because it took her mother away from her but as Lirra and Aodren start to work together, to discover who’s behind the creation of a powerful and deathly oil, she realizes that he’s not the person everyone, including herself, thought he was. These two will definitely make you swoon more than once!

Apart from the romance, the friendship in this book was amazing. Lirra and Orli have been best friends since forever and after a certain event that happened in the previous book, Orli is not the same. Lirra was very supportive of her and was always there when she needed her and Orli was always there for Lirra as well, she helped her when she needed her the most. And just as Orli, Leif, Lirra’s cousin and Aodren’s best friend, was an incredible character. He was brave and loyal til the very end. They all had dreams, hopes, fears and struggles and I was glad they had each other for support.

There was a lot of magic, secrets, betrayals and twists! Erin surprised me till the very end and it was impossible to stop reading once I started, this is definitely a book you REALLY don’t want to miss. It’s incredible and after reading and loving Once A King so much, I really can’t wait to go to the bookstore to get Ever The Hunted and Ever The Brave, I want to read more about the characters that were mentioned in this book.

Have you read these books?📚 Are you planning to read Once A King?👑🏰 Please let me know in the comments below!



About the author: Erin Summerill 

Erin Summerill was born in England. After spending years bouncing between Air Force bases in Hawaii, England, and California, her family settled in Utah, where Erin graduated with a B.A. in English from Brigham Young University. She had aspirations to write the next great American novel, but writing proved tougher than she first thought. So she grabbed a Nikon and became a professional photographer while crafting manuscript after manuscript. The scenic detour of shooting weddings across the United States, as well as internationally, provided world-building inspiration. It gave her the vision to draft her debut YA fantasy, EVER THE HUNTED. Now when she isn’t writing, or shooting a wedding, she’s chasing her four kids, two dogs, one cat, and five chickens. This could be why she downs massive amounts of Coke Zero and Hot tamales.

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Can’t Wait Wednesday · Memes

Can’t-Wait Wednesday: To Best the Boys by Mary Weber

Why aren’t more people excited about this book? I mean have they not read the synopsis? But most of all… It’s a new book by Mary Weber book!!!😱Storm Siren series anyone?

I’m super excited about “To Best the Boys” by Mary Weber. The main character Rhen and her cousin, Seleni, disguise themselves and enter Mr. Holm’s labyrinth, to best the boys and claim the scholarship prize for themselves. How interesting is that plot and what can possibly go wrong?

Have read any books by Mary Weber before? If so which ones. Are you interested in To Best the Boys? Have you heard of this book before? Let me know below and leave your link to your blog and I’ll stop by. Hope you have a great day.


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“Can’t-Wait Wednesday” is a weekly event, hosted at Wishful Endings, which encourages fellow bloggers to spotlight upcoming releases that we’re excited about. It is a spinoff of the original “Waiting On Wednesday” a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, as Jill is no longer actively posting.

Reviews

A heart to protect. A debt to repay. A game to win. Legendary by Stephanie Garber

This was a great tale but not as great as Caraval, in my opinion. Legendary was slower and less magical. It was a story between two people and their love for each other. I was expecting more magic, more games or even just mystery, just like Caraval but in the end, this story was mostly character built then it was action. Not that there’s anything wrong with that, it was still a prominent storyline with great characters.

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Even though I knew who Legend was from the beginning, it was still an entertaining story, for the most part. The plotting did have some enjoyable moments and some twists that were truly unpredictable. Still, Legendary wasn’t exactly a fast-paced story that I thought was going to be but I retained my need to continue till the end. If without, say, does pleasant bits I don’t know what would thoroughly grip this story from being overly tedious.

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With that being said I’m still looking forward to the third book in this trilogy. Even though I didn’t quite enjoy reading it because the trill and mystery weren’t the same as it was for Caraval. I’m still invested in these characters and quite honestly, I need to know what exactly is going to happen.

Have you read Legendary by Stephanie Garber? Did you like it, loved it or hated? Share your review below so I can read it and visit your blog.