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March TBR and February Wrap Up

This is my February Wrap up and March TBR. All of these books have reviews down below except for The Shadowhunter’s Codex and Tales of the Shadowhunter Academy.

Forever by Maggie Stiefvater: I gave this a 4 out of 5 stars. I really enjoyed this book and I totally recommend it to middle schoolers.

The Lovely Reckless by Kami Garcia: I gave this a 5 out of 5 stars. I LOVED this book like literally omg it gave me so many feels. I recommend it to ages 16 and up.

Sweet Evil by Wendy Higgins: GUYS this book was so good. I gave it a 5 out of stars.I recommend it to ages 16 and up.

Sweet Peril by Wendy Higgins: Again, 5 out of 5 stars. I recommend this to ages 16 and up.

Sweet Reckoning by Wendy Higgins: 5 out 5 stars, did you actually have to ask? Ages 16 and up.

Sweet Temptations by Wendy Higgins: 5 out of stars, duh. 16 and up especially on this one since it did go from young adult to new adult.

The Bane Chronicles by Cassandra Clare, Sarah Rees Brennan, and Maureen Johnson:  4 out of 5 stars. It was really good and I got so many Malec feels. Recommend this to middle schoolers.

The Shadowhunter’s Codex by Cassandra Clare and Joshua Lewis: I gave this a 4 out of 5 stars. I liked the notes that were written by Jace, Clary, Simon, and Magnus. They made me laugh. Recommend this to middle schoolers. No review will be up on this.

Tales of the Shadowhunter Academy by Cassandra Clare, Sarah Rees Brennan, Maureen Johnson, and Robin Wasserman: I’m currently reading this. Review should be up this weekend.

 

March TBR: Finish Tales of the Shadowhunter Academy by Cassandra Clare, Sarah Rees Brennan, Maureen Johnson, Shade of the Moon by Susan Beth Pfeffer, This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab, Red Queen,Glass Sword and King’s Cage by Victoria Aveyard, Lola and the Boy Next Door and Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins, Nothing Less by Anna Todd, and Bad Blood by Jennifer Lynn Barnes. My spring break is this month and my show will be coming to a close which means I will have so much more reading time!

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The Bane Chronicles by Cassandra Clare, Sarah Rees Brennan, and Maureen Johnson

“Fans of The Mortal Instruments and The Infernal Devices can get to know warlock Magnus Bane like never before in this collection of New York Times bestselling tales, in print for the first time with an exclusive new story and illustrated material.

This collection of eleven short stories illuminates the life of the enigmatic Magnus Bane, whose alluring personality, flamboyant style, and sharp wit populate the pages of the #1 New York Times bestselling series, The Mortal Instruments and The Infernal Devices.

Originally released one-by-one as e-only short stories by Cassandra Clare, Maureen Johnson, and Sarah Rees Brennan, this compilation presents all ten together in print for the first time and includes a never-before-seen eleventh tale, as well as new illustrated material.”

~Synopsis from Goodreads

So I read this book over the week and I really enjoyed it. It was a collection of different stories about Magnus throughout his life as a warlock. We get a look at some of his past romances that are mentioned in TMI.  We see his friendships grow and watch Magnus save the world all by himself. We also get to see what happens with him and Alec’s first date and Alec’s first birthday where they are together. Meaning there are so many Malec feels.

I loved these stories because Magnus is so sassy and precious. Like if I had a friend like Magnus I would be so happy. Like he is the perfect gay friend even though he’s not actually gay.

I gave this book a 4 out of 5 stars. I really enjoyed it, but it just wasn’t the most amazing thing ever. But still read it because Magnus is amazing. I recommend it to anyone who likes TMI and TID. I recommend this to middle schoolers because there is no bad language or mature scenes.  Seriously, read it.

Until Next Time,

Alex

 

 

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Sweet Temptations by Wendy Higgins

“Bad boy Kaidan Rowe has never wanted for anything—money, popularity, musical talent…hot girls—but seducing them is part of his duty as a Nephilim, slave to the demon Dukes. As the son of the Duke of Lust, Kaidan has learned his father’s ways, becoming a master of passion, a manipulator of chemistry. Disobeying his father would mean certain death. Thankfully for Kaidan, he’s good at his job. And he enjoys it.

Until he meets Anna Whitt—smart, feisty, and inexplicably good—the one girl seemingly immune to his charms. The daughter of a guardian angel and a fallen one, she makes him wish for more than he could ever deserve.

Determined to save all the Neph from their dark lives, Anna joins forces with Kaidan to overcome the Dukes’ oppressive ways. In the light of her affections, Kaidan must undergo his toughest test of all, a battle of the heart.

Sensual and swoonworthy, this companion volume to the Sweet Evil series, told from the perspective of the mysterious Kaidan Rowe, gives readers revealing insights into the true emotions that drive him.”

~Synopsis from Goodreads

Guys Kaidan (Ky-den) Rowe is the freaking book boyfriend of dreams. Like he’s hot, he’s got charm, amazing in bed (hey he’s the son of the Duke of Lust it’s a fact), sweet when he wants to be, and falls in love with Anna so easily.  He is also so sweet when he finally does let himself love Anna.

But this book follows Kaidan from his perspective from the first book Sweet Evil to Sweet Reckoning. And a little before Sweet Evil so like leading up  to when he meets Anna for the first time. I loved reading from his perspective because it’s so funny to see how he changes over the course of three books.

I gave this book a 5 out of 5 stars because Kaidan is bae. I recommend this to 16+ because it does go from young adult to new adult throughout the book because of the fact that he gets older in all three books so his thoughts get dirtier. But I totally recommend this series because it was so good!

Until Next Time,

Alex

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Totally Didn’t Book Tag

I got this book tag from and it was originally created by so go check both of their videos out!

  1. Totally Didn’t Need A Sequel: For this one I’m going to go with The Maze Runner trilogy. I enjoyed The Maze Runner, but the rest of the books were so boring and I has the hardest time getting through them.

2) Totally Didn’t Need to Have More Than One Point of View:  Guys Allegiant. Allegiant made me so mad because of the ending and the dual perspective totally gave away the ending.

3) Totally Didn’t Need to Have a Cover Change in the Middle of the Series:  The Lux Series. On the last book Opposition the publisher came out with a weird book cover that matched none of the other books. But they recently came out with one to match.

4) Totally Didn’t Need to have a Love Triangle: Sweet Series by Wendy Higgins. In the second book Sweet Peril, a character’s introduced and there is a small love triangle that ends like when it begins, but still. We all knew what was endgame.

5) Totally Didn’t Need This Book to be included in the series:  Insurgent . This book was so boring. I honestly don’t remember what even happened in the book.

6) Totally Didn’t Need a Cliffhanger: A Court of Mist and Fury.  GUYS I have been waiting so long for ACOWAR. I’m so excited for it and that cliffhanger though.

7) Totally Didn’t Need to have one point of view: A Court of Mist and Fury. I would have loved to have a point of view from Rhysand. I think it would be amazing to see how he fell for Feyre.

8) Totally Didn’t need that much hype: Maze Runner again. Refer to Question 1.

9) Totally Didn’t Need a relative book reference:  Covenant series. Everybody compares it to Vampire Diaries, but it’s so different.

10) Totally Didn’t even deserve my time:  Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. No explanation necessary.

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Sweet Reckoning by Wendy Higgins

“It’s time.

Evil is running rampant and sweet Anna Whitt is its target. Nobody knows when or how the Dukes will strike, but Anna and her Nephilim allies will do anything necessary to rid the earth of the demons and their oppressive ways.

The stakes are higher than ever, and Anna is determined that the love she feels will be her strength, not a liability. But trying to protect the ones she loves while running for her life and battling demonic forces proves to be perilous—especially as faces are changing and trust is fleeting. When the Duke of Lust sends Anna’s great love, Kaidan Rowe, to work against her, Anna must decide how much she’s prepared to risk.

In the most sensual and fast-paced installment yet, Sweet Reckoning brings all the beloved Neph together one last time to fight for their freedom.”

~Synopsis from Goodreads

Guys I love this series like omg give me more. I think this series is so different than the normal fallen angels books like Hush, Hush and Fallen. The fact that there are Dukes/ fallen angels that are in charge of some kind of deadly sin (I can’t remember what they’re called, don’t judge)

I think Anna is such an amazing strong female character. I love strong female characters because as a female I love to be inspired and feel like I can be as strong as them in my daily life.

I gave this book a 5 out of 5 stars because I loved it omg.  I recommend this to 16+ because Anna is older in this book and it creeps into new adult territory. But it’s worth it because of all of the feels.

Until Next Time,

Alex

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Sweet Peril by Wendy Higgins

“Anna Whitt, the daughter of a guardian angel and a demon, promised herself she’d never do the work of her father—polluting souls. She’d been naive to make such a vow. She’d been naive about a lot of things.

Haunted by demon whisperers, Anna does whatever she can to survive, even if it means embracing her dark side and earning an unwanted reputation as her school’s party girl. Her life has never looked more bleak. And all the while there’s Kaidan Rowe, son of the Duke of Lust, plaguing her heart and mind.

When an unexpected lost message from the angels surfaces, Anna finds herself traveling the globe with Kopano, son of Wrath, in an attempt to gain support of fellow Nephilim and give them hope for the first time. It soon becomes clear that whatever freedoms Anna and the rest of the Neph are hoping to win will not be gained without a fight. Until then, Anna and Kaidan must put aside the issues between them, overcome the steamiest of temptations yet, and face the ultimate question: is loving someone worth risking their life?”

~Synopsis from Goodreads

Alright, yes I finished three books in the week. I’m surprised with it too. I really enjoyed the second book. It gave me all the feels.

We got to see way more depth in Kaidan’s character especially towards the end and it was so great. It made me love him more. And Anna is such a great character and female lead. I think what she does in this story to keep herself safe is so great. She’s living with so much on her shoulders, but she handles things so well.

I gave this book a 5 out of 5 stars. I recommend it to ages 15 and up. It was so wonderful and I totally think you should read it, especially if you love fantasy.

Until Next Time,

Alex

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Sweet Evil by Wendy Higgins

Embrace the Forbidden

What if there were teens whose lives literally depended on being bad influences?

This is the reality for sons and daughters of fallen angels.
Tenderhearted Southern girl Anna Whitt was born with the sixth sense to see and feel emotions of other people. She’s aware of a struggle within herself, an inexplicable pull toward danger, but it isn’t until she turns sixteen and meets the alluring Kaidan Rowe that she discovers her terrifying heritage and her willpower is put to the test. He’s the boy your daddy warned you about. If only someone had warned Anna.

Forced to face her destiny, will Anna embrace her halo or her horns?”

~Synopsis from Goodreads

I knew I was going to like this book because fallen angels. Duh. They’re so hot. But the storyline was really different. The whole sons and daughters of fallen angels concept was weird to me. I liked it, but I didn’t know how much I was going to like it.

I thought Anna was such a strong female character and I love that authors write characters like Anna. And Kaidan is the defintion of book boyfriends. He’s hot, a bad boy, and with just the right amount of sweet for one girl. Like he is perfection and the kind of guy that you dream about. I love him and I’m adding him to the ever growing list of baes. You might not like him at first, but give it time till the second book. He becomes perfection.

I gave this book a 5 out of 5 stars. It was so good. I recommend it to ages 15 and up. I think if you like fantasy then it’s a great series to read!

Until Next Time,

Alex

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The Lovely Reckless by Kami Garcia

“I’ve become an expert at avoiding things that could hurt me—which means I will figure out how to stay away from Marco Leone.

Seventeen-year-old Frankie Devereux would do anything to forget the past. Haunted by the memory of her boyfriend’s death, she lives her life by one dangerous rule: Nothing matters. At least, that’s what Frankie tells herself after a reckless mistake forces her to leave her privileged life in the Heights to move in with her dad—an undercover cop. She transfers to a public high school in the Downs, where fistfights don’t faze anyone and illegal street racing is more popular than football.

Marco Leone is the fastest street racer in the Downs. Tough, sexy, and hypnotic, he makes it impossible for Frankie to ignore him—and how he makes her feel. But the risks Marco takes for his family could have devastating consequences for them both. When Frankie discovers his secret, she has to make a choice. Will she let the pain of the past determine her future? Or will she risk what little she has left to follow her heart?”

~Synopsis from Goodreads

So I surprisingly loved this book. I honestly went into this book not knowing anything, except that Garcia cowrote The Beautiful Creatures series and it was a 3, maybe 2 star series. And well…. the movie was 1 star all around. So I wasn’t expecting much.

I’m happy I was pleasantly surprised.  It was amazing. Like honestly I read most of it in 7 hours at school. It was so good. So it does have some triggers for PTSD. But I think that it was handled so well and I think the author did so well at developing her character. You could see a difference from the start and the end. I loved the way she stood up for what she believed in towards the ending. I thought Frankie was such a great, strong, female character.

I gave this book a 5 out of 5 stars. I absolutely loved it. I recommend it to 16 and up. But seriously read it, it was soooooooo good.

Until Next Time,

Alex

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Forever by Maggie Stiefvater

“then.
When Sam met Grace, he was a wolf and she was a girl. Eventually he found a way to become a boy, and their loved moved from curious distance to the intense closeness of shared lives.

now.
That should have been the end of their story. But Grace was not meant to stay human. Now she is the wolf. And the wolves of Mercy Falls are about to be killed in one final, spectacular hunt.

forever.
Sam would do anything for Grace. But can one boy and one love really change a hostile, predatory world? The past, the present, and the future are about to collide in one pure moment–a moment of death or life, farewell or forever.”

~Synopsis from Goodreads

I love the ending to this book omg. I was so worried it was going to be horrible because trilogies tend to have heartbreaking endings, but it didn’t. I mean the last few pages scared me, but it twisted so it wasn’t totally depressing. The ending to this trilogy didn’t exactly make me the happiest, but I still loved it.

I gave this b0ok a 4 out of 5 stars which means that it was great. I loved this trilogy and I would for sure reread it. I recommend it to middle schoolers and up. Don’t miss Sam!

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Linger by Maggie Stiefvater

“the longing.

Once Grace and Sam have found each other, they know they must fight to stay together. For Sam, this means a reckoning with his werewolf past. For Grace, it means facing a future that is less and less certain.

the loss.

Into their world comes a new wolf named Cole, whose past is full of hurt and danger. He is wrestling with his own demons, embracing the life of a wolf while denying the ties of being a human.

the linger.

For Grace, Sam, and Cole, life a constant struggle between two forces–wolf and human–with love baring its two sides as well. It is harrowing and euphoric, freeing and entrapping, enticing and alarming. As their world falls apart, love is what lingers. But will it be enough?”

~Synopsis from Goodreads

Happy Superbowl Sunday! I’m not watching. I’m binge watching Glee and writing. Because that’s my life.

Anyway, I really liked this book. It is the sequel to Shiver. Again, I’m so late on this trilogy. But the book involves werewolves and it’s really different from other stories about werewolves. The story was actually making me really sad because of what was going on, but I was pretty happy with the ending.

I gave this book 4 out of 5 stars. I enjoyed it. The pacing wasn’t that great, but I got through it. I recommend it to middle school and up. It’s enjoyable and Sam is the perfect boyfriend.

Until Next Time,

Alex