A Brief Review: A Monster Calls

A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness, Siobhan Dowd (Conception)
Rating: 4 Stars
Series: Standalone
Length: 206 Pages
Purchase: [Amazon] | [Barnes & Noble]

Synopsis:
At seven minutes past midnight, thirteen-year-old Conor wakes to find a monster outside his bedroom window. But it isn’t the monster Conor’s been expecting– he’s been expecting the one from his nightmare, the nightmare he’s had nearly every night since his mother started her treatments. The monster in his backyard is different. It’s ancient. And wild. And it wants something from Conor. Something terrible and dangerous. It wants the truth. From the final idea of award-winning author Siobhan Dowd– whose premature death from cancer prevented her from writing it herself– Patrick Ness has spun a haunting and darkly funny novel of mischief, loss, and monsters both real and imagined.

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The Waffle Book Tag

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A while ago, I came across this tag dedicated to everything waffles and I knew it would be fun to fill out the tag. I love waffles and prefer them over pancakes. I even have a waffle maker where I make my own waffles and stack them up for one, big, delicious breakfast. Anyhow, onto the tag!

THE RULES

  • Link back to the original creator, Kat @ Novels & Waffles
  • Tag as many people as you want (or don’t want) to. No pressure here, folks 🙂.

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Graphic Novel Review: Hotel Dare

Hotel Dare by Terry Blas, Claudia Aguirre (Illustrations)
Rating: 4 Stars
Series: Standalone
Length: 144 Pages
Purchase: [Amazon] | [Barnes & Noble]

Synopsis:
It’s not your typical family vacation when Olive, and her adopted siblings Darwin and Charlotte find themselves falling into other worlds as they explore Grandma Lupé’s strange hotel.

OPEN THE DOOR. ADVENTURE AWAITS.

Olive and her adopted siblings Charlotte and Darwin are spending the summer with their estranged grandma at her creepy hotel and it’s all work and no play. They’re stuck inside doing boring chores but they soon stumble upon an incredible secret… Behind each room door of the hotel lies a portal to a different strange and mysterious place. The simple turn of a knob transports them to a distant magical world filled with space pirates. Behind the next door are bearded wizards. Down the hall is a doorway to a cotton-candied kingdom. But once the doors are opened, worlds start colliding, and only one family can save them before they tear themselves apart.

Written by Terry Blas (The Amazing World of Gumball) and illustrated by the talented Claudia Aguirre (Kim & Kim), this world-hopping fantasy tale breaks down the door to imagination and dares you to embrace the idea that family is everything.

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September Recap – Crash and Burn

 

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WHAT. HAPPENED.
I don’t even think ever I failed at this level before. I only read just 1 book for the entire month of October. I can’t even remember what happened. Was I busy the beginning of the month? Was I putting more effort in the blog rather than reading? I know there was some days where I opted to make posts rather than reading. I guess I just did not realize the trade off was going to be this. Well, hopefully this month, I’ll do better.

Read:

Dragon Curse (The Unwanteds Quests, #4)

Dragon Curse by Lisa McMann – ★★★★★

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Halloween Creatures 2.0 Book Tag Extension!

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Happy Halloween!

We’re BAAAAAAACK!
It’s finally October and that means it is finally Halloween again! Two years ago, the Halloween Creatures Book Tag was created, but there was also a lot of confusion and troubles with it. Last year, the 2.0 version of the tag was released where it was completed by over 125 bloggers! This year, I’m doing something different and releasing a tag extension with all new creatures! Instead of 13 creatures, this extension will only have 5.

Rules:

  • This extension can be completed with both 1.0 & 2.0 versions of the tag.
  • This extension can also be completed on its own.
  • Answer all prompts.
  • Answer honestly.
  • Tag 1-13 people.
  • Link back to this post.
  • Remember to credit the creator. (Anthony @ Keep Reading Forward)
  • Have fun!

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Book Review: You Asked For Perfect

You Asked For Perfect by Laura Silverman
Rating: 4 Stars
Series: Standalone
Length: 288 Pages
Purchase: [Amazon] | [Barnes & Noble]

Synopsis:
Senior Ariel Stone is the perfect college applicant: first chair violin, dedicated community volunteer, and expected valedictorian. He works hard – really hard – to make his life look effortless. A failed Calculus quiz is not part of that plan. Not when he’s number one. Not when his peers can smell weakness like a freshman’s body spray.

Figuring a few all-nighters will preserve his class rank, Ariel throws himself into studying. His friends will understand if he skips a few plans, and he can sleep when he graduates. Except Ariel’s grade continues to slide. Reluctantly, he gets a tutor. Amir and Ariel have never gotten along, but Amir excels in Calculus, and Ariel is out of options.

Ariel may not like Calc, but he might like Amir. Except adding a new relationship to his long list of commitments may just push him past his limit.

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Upcoming Releases: October 2019

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You know what’s really scary? An Endless TBR Pile.

It has been a few months now since I have done an Upcoming Releases post and I figured now would be the time to start doing them. Yes, I know we’re at the end of the month, but better late than never, right? There are a lot of books coming out next book and the list was long and I have to keep my list short and just pick a few. Just know that I couldn’t fit them all, even though I wanted to!

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