Sunday, July 31, 2016

Wrap Up/Haul: July 2016

Physical Books Read:
They All Fall DownThe Watch That Ends the NightFor Today I Am a BoyThrone of Glass (Throne of Glass, #1)Famous in LoveTowers FallingNine, Ten: A September 11 Story

Audio Books Read:
Gone Girl

July Book Haul

I found a bunch of great books at the Dollar Tree this month. Lately there have been so many great books there.

I also found a couple of books at Goodwill this month.

For Review:
Gemina (The Illuminae Files, #2)

And during the Amazon Prime Day, I got a fabulous deal on these three gorgeous box sets.

And this month's OwlCrate. I was a little disappointed in it this month because I already have the Funko, I'm not a fan of Star Wars and I don't really like the art style of the magnetic bookmark.

Review Written:

Friday, July 15, 2016

Review: The Safest Lies

The Safest LiesTITLE: The Safest Lies
AUTHOR: Megan Miranda
PUBLISHER: Crown Books for Young Readers
FORMAT: Hardcover
PAGES: 368
SOURCE: Library


SUMMARY (FROM GOODREADS): Kelsey was raised to see danger everywhere. Her mother hasn't set foot outside their front door in seventeen years, since she escaped from her kidnappers with Kelsey growing inside her.

Kelsey knows she's supposed to keep a low profile for their own protection, but that plan is shattered when she drives off a cliff and is rescued by volunteer firefighter and classmate Ryan Baker.

A few days later, she arrives home to face her greatest fear: her mother is missing. She and her mother have drilled for all contingencies--except this one. Luckily, Ryan is as skilled at emergency rescues as Kelsey is at escape and evasion.

OVERALL IMPRESSION: I absolutely adored this book and have been recommending it to everyone. The premise of a kidnapped woman who escaped and is now living with her teenage daughter grabbed my attention and made me want to read the book. Then, once I started reading I became even more hooked. The story line is fast paced and exciting with nonstop action. I flew through this book in just a couple of sitting and I loved every minute of it. This is definitely one to pick up if you're looking for a quick read to get you out of a reading slump.

CHARACTERS: I did enjoy this characters, but this book is definitely more plot driven than character driven. I like the main character, Kelsey. She was thrown into this world and taught to fear everything by her mother, and once she is on her own, we see her struggle with how to handle things.

COVER: The cover is fine. Nothing super fantastic, but it does portray the feeling and atmosphere of the book.

Friday, July 1, 2016

Wrap Up/Book Haul: June 2016

Physical Books Read:
I'll Give You the SunStill AliceMerman in My Tub Vol. 1Merman in My Tub, Vol. 2 (Merman in My Tub, #2)The SocietyPromise Me SomethingWhere You'll Find MeThe Ocean at the End of the LaneA Blind Guide to StinkvilleForrest GumpSomewhere AmongThe Safest Lies

June Book Haul:

So first I have to share these. The picture isn't that great, so sorry about that, but I am obsessed with these and I cannot wait to move so that I can get them and all my other Harry Potter Funkos displayed properly.

For review from the publisher:

Bought at the Dollar Store:

Won in a Goodreads Giveaway:

My June Monthly OwlCrate:

Reviews Written:
Still Alice by Lisa Genova (4/5 stars)
The Merciless by Danielle Vega (4/5 stars)