It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading is a weekly meme hosted by
Book Journey * *
Here is what we Finished, Currently Reading, and what is
Next In line. How about you? These were some fantastic reads and we are so excited to share what we think with you! So make sure you keep your eyes out for our reviews!
  The Bride Test

Kill Switch (Devil's Night #3) If You're Out There When Summer Ends Slayer (Slayer, #1)
The Risk (Briar U #2) Rayne & Delilah's Midnite Matinee

Stacking the Shelves

Stacking the Shelves is a meme hosted by Tynga’s Reviews.
We love getting new books and seriously can't wait to dive into them.
How about you? What new books did you get?

The Beckoning Shadow All It Takes (Romancing Manhattan, #2) The Beast's Heart Storm and Fury (The Harbinger, #1)

Kill Switch (Devil's Night #3)  

Black Enough: Stories of Being Young & Black in America Nocturna Let Me Hear a Rhyme How to Make Friends with the Dark
Beautiful Bad In at the Deep End The Afterward These Witches Don't Burn
The Rose (The Red, #2) In Another Life Don't Date Rosa Santos Field Notes on Love

Book Review: When The Sky Fell On Splendor by Emily Henry

When the Sky Fell on SplendorTitle: When The Sky Fell On Splendor
Author: Emily Henry
Release Date: March 12, 2019
Pages: 384
Format: ARC Paperback
Publisher: Razorbill
Age Group: Young Adult
Genre: Contemporary/Sci-Fi

Almost everyone in the small town of Splendor, Ohio, was affected when the local steel mill exploded. If you weren’t a casualty of the accident yourself, chances are a loved one was. That’s the case for seventeen-year-old Franny, who, five years after the explosion, still has to stand by and do nothing as her brother lies in a coma. In the wake of the tragedy, Franny found solace in a group of friends whose experiences mirrored her own. The group calls themselves The Ordinary, and they spend their free time investigating local ghost stories and legends, filming their exploits for their small following of YouTube fans. It’s silly, it’s fun, and it keeps them from dwelling on the sadness that surrounds them. Until one evening, when the strange and dangerous thing they film isn’t fiction–it’s a bright light, something massive hurdling toward them from the sky. And when it crashes and the teens go to investigate…everything changes.
Man, if you love Stranger Things or anything 80's that highlights friendships, great dialogue, small towns, and science fiction, this book is made for you. I'd venture to say it's made for us all. I appreciate when a book is fun but also makes me think and feel and this has heart and adventure. 

I loved every single one of the gang - we've got Franny, our narrator, and overall badass; Levi, funny and a filmmaker; there's Remy, who is selfless and is known as Handsome Remy (and come on, "handsome" is part of his nickname); Arthur, Franny's brother, headstrong as much as he is loveable; Nick, who is the caring but mysterious type; and Sofia, who is strong and bold.

From the moment the story begins, I immediately knew these characters. They're all from Splendor, a town that has experienced trauma so huge, it has affected them all in deep and serious ways. Instead of talking about it, they keep secrets and it makes the love and friendship between the five that much more interesting, complex, and heartfelt. When a huge piece of metal comes crashing out of the sky, they all work together to figure out the mystery behind the eerie things happening to them - and it's soon enough that they find that maybe their notions of what is bad and good gets turned upside down.

There are many twists and turns that lead to the final reveal, culminating in a satisfying ending. It's also a story that makes you feel less alone in this world because it's honest about what we feel and go through and how that truly makes us human. This was such an enjoyable story. Emily Henry is so talented and I can't wait until you all can read it too. 

Happy reading!

Blog Tour + Giveaway + Excerpt: Fairy in Waiting by Sophie Kinsella

Title: Fairy in Waiting
Author: Sophie Kinsella
Release Date: January 29, 2019
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Pages: 160
Age Group: Middle Grade

Ella Brook is used to being a fairy in waiting. It means that one day she will become a fairy with her own sparkly wings and Computawand, just like her mom. But sometimes Ella doesn't want to have to wait any longer. After all, she helps her mom remember magic codes all the time! If only there were a spell for growing up faster. Will Ella prove that she's ready to become a fairy? Or will she learn that she doesn't need real magic to save the day?

Everything in my life seems normal, but my family has a special secret that I’m not allowed to tell everyone, even my friends. My mom looks like any other mom…but she’s not a regular mom. Because she can turn into a fairy.

Sophie Kinsella has sold over 40 million copies of her books in more than 60 countries, and she has been translated into over 40 languages. Sophie’s latest novel, Surprise Me, presents a humorous yet moving portrait of a marriage—its intricacies, comforts, and complications. Surprise Me reveals that hidden layers in a close relationship are often yet to be discovered. Sophie Kinsella first hit the UK bestseller lists in September 2000 with her first novel in the Shopaholic series – The Secret Dreamworld of a Shopaholic (also published as Confessions of a Shopaholic). The book’s heroine, Becky Bloomwood – a fun and feisty financial journalist who loves shopping but is hopeless with money – captured the hearts of readers worldwide. Becky has since featured in seven further bestselling books, Shopaholic Abroad (also published as Shopaholic Takes Manhattan), Shopaholic Ties the Knot, Shopaholic & Sister, Shopaholic & Baby, Mini Shopaholic, Shopaholic to the Stars and Shopaholic to the Rescue. Becky Bloomwood came to the big screen in 2009 with the hit Disney movie Confessions of a Shopaholic, starring Isla Fisher and Hugh Dancy. Sophie has also written seven standalone novels which have all been bestsellers in the UK, USA and other countries around the world: Can You Keep A Secret?, The Undomestic Goddess, Remember Me?, Twenties Girl, I’ve Got Your Number, Wedding Night, and My Not So Perfect Life, which was a Goodreads Choice Awards finalist for Best Fiction in 2017. In 2014 she published a Young Adult novel Finding Audrey about a teenage girl with social anxiety and her madcap family, and in January 2018, Sophie published her first illustrated book for young readers about the charming adventures of a mother-daughter fairy duo, Mummy Fairy and Me (also published as Fairy Mom and Me). Sophie wrote her first novel under her real name, Madeleine Wickham, at the tender age of 24, whilst she was working as a financial journalist. The Tennis Party was immediately hailed as a success by critics and the public alike and became a top ten bestseller. She went on to publish six more novels as Madeleine Wickham: A Desirable Residence, Swimming Pool Sunday, The Gatecrasher, The Wedding Girl, Cocktails for Three and Sleeping Arrangements. Sophie was born in London. She studied music at New College, Oxford, but after a year switched to Politics, Philosophy and Economics. She now lives in London, UK, with her husband and family.
3 winners will receive a finished copy of FAIRY IN WAITING, US Only.


Week One:
1/21/2018- For the Love of KidLit- Spotlight
1/22/2018- YA Books Central- Excerpt
1/23/2018- Careful of Books- Review
1/24/2018- Christen Krumm, Writer- Review
1/25/2018- LatestReads - Review

Week Two:
1/28/2019- jrsbookreviews- Review
1/29/2019- Texan Holly Reads- Review
1/30/2019- Daily Waffle - Spotlight
1/31/2019- Pacific Northwest Bookworm- Review
2/1/2019- Paulette's Papers- Spotlight

Week Three:
2/4/2019- Mythical Books- Excerpt
2/5/2019- Loie Dunn- Review
2/6/2019- Character Madness and Musings- Excerpt
2/7/2019- BookHounds YA- Review
2/8/2019- Novel Novice- Excerpt

Week Four:
2/11/2019- She's Got Books On Her Mind- Review
2/12/2019- Savings in Seconds- Review
2/13/2019- Two Chicks on Books- Excerpt
2/14/2019- Owl Always Be Reading- Excerpt
2/15/2019- two points of interest- Review
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