Thursday, August 9, 2018

Wild Hunger Synopsis

So I have a very short Synopsis for the newest Chloe Neill Book Wild Hunger. This book will be released on August 14, its a new sequel Series to Chicagoland Vampires but this Series is title Chicagoland Heirs. Chloe is also doing a contest for this book, which I will be talking about more at the end.

Wild Hunger is the first book in the New Series Chicagoland Heirs. It stars Elisa the daughter of Master Ethan and his Badass Sentinel Merit. They both run Cadigan Vampire House. We also Meet the Conner Keene, son of North American Central Pack Apex Gabriel Keene. They come together in this book to help Solve a Murder. But while working together, Conner and Elisa both realize they have feelings for each other that cannot be denied. But Elisa wants to appear as Strong as both of her parents and as Independent while Conner has to decide whether being with Elisa is the hard way or Easy way. As they work on this murder together they must also help End old Feuds.

As a long time reader of Chicagoland Series, I would Suggest you go back and reread or even start reading the Original Series before this One. But if you have been here since the beginning and have read every single Merit and Ethan Book, You should definitely go get Wild Hunger when it comes out August 14th. All the links to purchase the book and for the contest will be below. I will also be back with a full review of this book at the end of this month. As always please follow, sub and Share.

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Along with the Grand Prize, I will be doing a Giveaway on all of my social media

MY GIVEAWAY  US ONLY

  • A Wild Hunger tote bag and bookmark
  • A Stuffed “Connor Keene” Wolf Keychain
  • A signed Chloe Neill book
  • Assorted Chicagoland and Devil’s Isle bookmarks and swag

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What is the Grand Prize Giveaway prize?
  • A Wild Hunger tote bag and bookmark
  • A Stuffed “Connor Keene” Wolf Keychain
  • A gorgeous box of LadurĂ©e French Macarons (You’ll find out why in WILD HUNGER!)
  • Amazon Kindle
  • $50 Amazon gift card
  • Bookmarks and swag
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Week One
Monday, August 6 – The Consummate Reader
Tuesday, August 7 – Moonlight Rendezvous | Books of My Heart
Wednesday, August 8 – Book Dragons 24/7
Thursday, August 9 – MeliH
Friday, August 10 – A Book Fanatic Obsession | Silence is Read
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Monday, August 13 – Loves Great Reads
Tuesday, August 14 (Release Day) – Snoopydoo’s Book Review | The Saucy Wenches Book Club
Wednesday, August 15 – A Great Read | Book Nook Nuts
Thursday, August 16 – Urban Fantasy Investigations | Goldilocks and the Three Weres
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Friday, July 13, 2018

Mightier than the Sword by Drew Callander and Alana Harrison



Hello to all my fellow book lovers, Hope you are having a great Friday. I would first like to apologize this blog was supposed to be up on July 9th and my Computer Crash that day. So I am putting up this blog today for Mightier than the sword by Drew Callander and Alana Harrison which was released on July 10th 2018. It is a Middle-grade book with tons of activities. So now onto my summary and review like always. Huge thank you to Penguin for providing me with an Arc on this book.

As I've said this book is a middle-grade activities book about YOU... Yes, You, or whoever is reading this book. It becomes almost Alice in Wonderland, as you enter this book. You seem to become apart of this fake world. A world where food makes fun of you. A French Stout by the name of Manteau has to help you defeat the evil Queen Rulette as she has the Great Prince S. You must save Prince S by all of these mystics aka Activity ways in order to Save Astorya. Now, will you go on this journey to save Prince S, after all, Manteau is waiting for you?


As I am rating this book, I am thinking about whether I would have loved this book as a kid. So please keep this in mind for my rating of a Five out of Five stars. This book is a really cute fun story. I love the feeling of Alice in Wonderland that I get from it. Plus I love all of the cute activities you have to do in this book.  I have inserted an Activity below for you to view so you can see how fun they are for the kids. These activities are also changing, it did take me a while to figure out how to do this one. I love Manteau and how he is always correcting the character which is literally you. I love how the writers came up with different meanings for words and added little jokes throughout this book. This book is great for a child between 8 and 12 who loves cute stories like Disney fairy tales and fun activities. Now you get to really check out this funny adorable book. As always all links will be below for the book, the authors, and my social media. I am truly sorry for this blog not being up on time and I hope you will return to read more of my blogs.


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Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Escaping From Houdini

Come one, Come all to the Greatest Show on Earth. Kerri Maniscalco and JimmyPattersonbooks are proud to Present the brand new Cressworth Mystery Starring the Great Thomas Cresswell and the dazzling Audrey Rose Wadsworth. So take a seat on September 18th, 2018 and be prepared to be dazzle by the most impressive story of the Cressworths to date.  Now without farther ado, Raise the Curtains and let the summary begin for this amazing Audience.

As this amazing book begins, we reunited with Thomas and AudreyRose on a ship RMS Etruria during a romantic moment. They are on a journey to America when the ship begins with a brand new murder mystery. Along the way, we will see new love interests and find endless Possibilities. Audrey gains new friends such as the Great Mephistopheles and the Amazing Harry Houdini. She learns that Harry has a connection with someone very close to her which Surprise her. Audrey Rose also learns that she must decide which is more important to her or should I say Who?.

As for Thomas in this book, he finds out that sometimes love is not all its crack up to be. Thomas does things that we would normally not expect from Thomas Cresswell. Thomas also gives insight into how he solves the murders.  But in order to find out the life lessons that Audrey Rose and Thomas gains in this book, you need to check it out in September.

As a reader, in this book, we gain a lot of insight to Thomas and Audrey Rose both as people and their feelings. Audrey Rose really blossoms into a young adult with the challenges she faces on the ship while solving the murders. She learns that loving someone in life can give us some of the hard decisions in the way of trusting people. AudreyRose learns about who is secure and who is not. She also learns not to take the important parts of life for Granted. I really felt like AudreyRose saw a lot of change in her life in this story. AudreyRose really inspired me in this book and I feel like so many people are going to love her more in this book.

Like the other two books, I felt like Thomas really open himself up to us readers. We gain more insight into how he loves Audrey Rose. I also love Thomas flirty spirit throughout all of the books. I feel like he will always have fun in life because he knows how close death is to life. But we also see the little boy Thomas Cresswell can be in his more fragile moments, like expressing his feelings to AudreyRose about them as a couple. I also felt like we saw a lot of growth from Thomas in this book as a reader. He really has become a favorite book boyfriend and I can't wait for more.

As for this book, I rated it a five out of five stars. It is the best book in the series so far. Kerri really gave our two favorite characters a lot of growth in this book. As well as the fact that we get to meet Harry Houdini the escape artist. Then, of course, there is the mysterious Mephistopheles who might be the killer along with his troupe of performers. As the murders begin, we have amazing clues popping up like always. But as the murders begin to be solved, Kerri give us even more gruesome details in this book. The details really capture my attention throughout the book and held it even more so than the first two books did. To me, Kerri totally steps up another level with this whole book. Those who weren't so happy about the first two books will really enjoy this one I think. This whole book held my attention all throughout it, even more so than the first two did. I just could spend all day, and all night raving about how amazing this book was but I am going to have to let you learn for yourself on September 18th, 2018. Once again thank you to JimmyPattersonbooks, Hachette books and Kerri Maniscalco for sending me an Arc to review. I will for sure be buying the book because I need a finished copy in my life as I suggest you all do for this amazing series. All of Kerri Links are listed below along with my social media. Till Next show or in the Cresswads series, Next Murder victim (dun dun dun).

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Saturday, April 7, 2018

Twelve Steps to Normal by Farrah Penn



Hello book Friends, and welcome back to the latest blog. I would like to say that I am sorry for being MIA lately and also for being back up on book reviews. I have a lot of real-life struggles right now, so everything else is being pushed to the side and not getting enough attention. So I am asking that those who I have promised reviews to, please be patient with me. Now back to the real reason I am here which is Farrah Penn book Twelve Steps to Normal. I want to thank JimmyPattersonbooks for believing in my work and continues to send me awesome books like Farrah's to read.  Twelve Steps to Normal came out on March 13th, 2018 for release. Now let's get to my Summary and final thoughts on this book.


Twelve Steps to Normal is a Ya Novel about a Young girl Name Kira. Kira's Father becomes an alcoholic after the loss of Kira's Grandmother. Eventually, Kira's father goes to rehab which rips Kira's life apart and causes her to have to move. Now the day has come where Kira father is out of rehab and is ready for her to move back in with him. Kira thinks finally she will have her old life back to normal, but once Kira returns home, not everything is the way it was before. Kira has a hard time dealing with all of the changes. Her ex is dating her best friend, her father has bought a bunch of people home, to live with them and that one boy who was her best friend as a kid, might becoming more than a friend. So how will Kira hand all of this emotional and Physical Change? well if you want to know, you need to buy the book. Now on to my final thoughts about the book.


So first the rating, I rated this book a four out of five stars. The first half of this book seems to be really slow to me. I also feel like Kira father laid too much on Kira when she returns home. He basically expects her to be happy about having three people live with them when he told her nothing about these people. Then her father gets mad at Kira because Kira eventually let the fact that she was angry about the roommates out. I feel like the father just laid too much on Kira emotionally after he returns, and expect her to handle it out like she did when he was drinking. I feel like Kira learn more from the twelve steps program guide than her dad did. Also, I felt like Kira's Friends Whitney and Reagan came off as Pity sometimes, and want to make things always about them. Now as for the new love in Kira life's which was her friend from childhood Alex. I loved Alex, he just seems amazing, and much nicer than most teenage boys. I loved the love story between Alex and Kira. I wish Farrah has written the romance into the story much sooner than she did. The last half of the book want faster than the first half of the books. Overall, Farrah did an awesome job of writing this story. Farrah really did give Kira great growth throughout the book.  Farrah just made Kira so strong as a teenager and I love that about the book. This book was just amazing because of the struggles and growth of Kira as a teenager and person. I honestly would recommend this book to everyone. I can't wait to see what type of book Farrah writes next. As always I will leave links for the book, the author and myself below. Until the next review peeps...

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Sunday, April 1, 2018

Lights Music Code by Jo Whitmore

Hello fellow people I am back with a brand new book review. Its about Lights, Music, Code by Jo Whittemore from the Girls Code series by Penguin books. I would like to thank Penguin for providing me with this third book along with the new activity book Girls who Code: Crack the Code. Both of these books are now release for purchase. Lets begin with the summary and than my final thoughts.

Lights, Music, Code by Jo Whittemore is the third book in a coding series. This book is about Maya, who is an asian american, that lives with her mom and Stepdad. In this book Maya meets an old friend name Maddie who cause her problems before. Now Maddie has turn up at Maya school. She has told Maya that she has change. But the question now is will Maya stay with her true friends which is the group or will Maddie once again cause her problems. 

As for the Activity Book: Girls who Code: Crack the code is filled with crosswords, connect the dots. It also contains code descriptions for coding on computers and scene creation for creating pictures. It really fun activity book for all who want to create.


Here is my creative blog video review on Youtube for this book, Melihbooktube. Once again thank you for allowing me to review these books Penguin.

As for my final thoughts, both of the books are amazing for kids. I read Lights, Music, Code by Jo Whittemore with my daughter and we both enjoyed it. We learn about making Mistakes and what you can do to change those mistakes. We learn how Maya overcame things and help people trust her again. It really is a beautiful story about coming to learn how to earn trust and forgiveness after making mistakes. The activity book is filled with fun crosswords, connect the dots and drawings scenes. I rated both books a four out of five, 7-12yrs olds will really enjoy it. I recommend these books for kids especially. Its such a great series who you really check it out. As always links to the author, books and my social media will be listed there.

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Friday, February 16, 2018

Rookie on Love

Hello, fellow book lovers of this amazingly beautiful book filled world. I am back today with a brand new blog on a very interesting book about love title Rookie On Love by Tavi Gevinson. Apparently, Tavi has many Rookie On books but this is the first I have ever heard of them and I am obsessed with this one. Tavi also has an online site and Magzine title "Rookie On" which I will be listed later on when this blog is done. This book originally was released on January 2nd, 2018 but I received the Arc in Feb from Razor Bill for a blog tour. I often team up for Blog Tours with Penguin and their other companies. So huge thank you to RazorBill for this book and I am sincerely sorry this blog is a day late because I have been sick this past week and on antibiotics. Now that I have assessed all of this let's get on to the summary and my thoughts on the book.


This book contains a ton of short stories and poems all about Love, hence the name Rookie on Love. So let's begin and break down each story into a tiny Summary which will consist of sections in order for you to see why I love this book. I will then be posting final thoughts like always to discuss my feelings and add any final information. So let's begin with this amazing book and all of its beautiful stories.
"Post Cards from Apollo6" p1: A simple poem talking about young love and its feelings.

"How to deal with Rejection"p 3-4: About the Love of Studying and Inspiring One Self throughout this life.

"FWD: Letter to LEYB"p7-11 This was comparing the Love of people to the digital world and its influences on modern day society. 

"The most exciting Moment of Alma Life" p13-14: It talks about how our dreams can carry our love but is it always the love we should seek in this life or not.  

"Binary Planets Writing" p17-25: This is about the love between two sisters and how its okay to be close but not too close. It explains that family love should also be separated at times. 

"Beyond Self-Respect" p 27: This talks about the love in relationships and how that love should be respectful of each other as well as oneself. 

"For Amy and other Women who Carry Chaos" p33: This is a poem talking about self-love and the love of others as well.   

"Unrequited" p37: This talks about how teenagers are sometimes afraid to love each other in relationships so much that they agonized over it but never do anything about it. 

"YouFirst" p43: This talks about the self-love we all need to instill in our lives even if it means saying No. It also talks about how saying no can help one's self-love increase for the better.

"Memory is an Angel Who Can Fly No More"p49: This is about being cheated on and betrayed by someone you love and Trusted. 

"Book Love" p57: The love a reader has for their books and how it brings passion into their lives. 

"Super Into a Person's Person-ness"p 61: This is a conversation between to amazing talented YA authors about how love can give us growth especially as teenagers. 

"Karma" p67: This is about the love we put out into the world and how it can maybe affect us later on in life. 

"2am at the Ramen Shop and I'm trying to Say I Love You" p79: a poem comparing love to food.   

"Centripetal Force" 83: This story describes the love that a woman has for her life work of Music and how that love can become many things over the course of the work. 

"Oriki For Mum" p89: This author talks about how her Grandmother's love can help her face the evils of the world such as Racism even in modern day society. 

"Whammo" P 94: A comic about stress and how love can help you better face the stress of this world.

"Willis" P 101: It's about the Love of animals and how we should pay more attention to our animals in this world 

"Afraid of Love" p105: Love poem about not being afraid of life.  

"Quicken the Senses: A Conversation with Margo Jefferson" p107: Talks about the Love of writing. How you can use this love to create better and learn more. 

"Before I started writing these things Directly to You" p 113: How real relationship love will make the unimportant things not matter when it's the right person you're loving.

"The Heart attempts to clear its name" p117: Poem about the love coming from the heart and how the heart can still love during the most painful experiences in our lives.

"Self Acceptance" p 121: This about learning to love yourself for who you are.    

"How to Confess Your Crush" p 125: Telling people you have a crush on them and why you should tell them.

"Living by the Blade" p 135: This story uses the legend of King Arthur to describe how this life is filled with different trips of love. 

"Only Shallow" p 139: It talks about how painful moments in life can set you up to look for shallow surface love.   

"Monster" p155: Poem on how love can become or create a Monster in this world. 

"The jealous Type"P 157: An adult thought process on how jealousy is in teen relationships in general. 

"From Sparks to Bonfire"p167: A story about how love can define us to our core when it truly meaningful. 

"In Real Life" p171: A story about meeting online friends and how that friendship can be full of real love. 

"The Power in Questioning"p175: Story that describes how loving oneself love needs to be explored more for a better life. 

"On Love and Associated Leavings"p179: A story about loving yourself and someone else so much so that you know when to leave even the most painful relationships in life.

"astaghfirullah: a kiss before dying"p185: A poem describing insta fake love in this world. 

"Lonesome Cowboy"p191: A story on how to be more receptive to the idea of love and what it can create in your life.

"Past Exposure"p197: A story about Breaking up and faking love for the sake of hiding pain and expressing fake happiness.

"A Guide to Falling in Love, Teleserye Style" p203: A comical Saitire story about how to fall in love with your soulmate.  

"Radiance"p209: A story about how expressing love can bring on a brighter side in life.

"UnderPressure"p213: A story about how a real love relationship doesn't need sex attached to it, to survive. 

"Friends for Life"p219: A story about how you should love your friends more and that the love of Friendship is just as important as every other love.

"Infinite Love" p223: A story about accepting the Love that has come through our life and letting it change all experiences of Love. 

"OMG, Yay!"p228: A story about loving the simple moments in life. 

"Against Love Stories"p231: A story about looking for love throughout the world and your life in the phases that it comes to you.  

"Do Sisters Actually Love Each Other?"p251: A story about the love of family and what it can mean to that family. 

"Stick 'N' Poke"p259: A story about not losing control over life while handling love. 

"Maybe One Day"p265: A story about how first meetings in this world can bring on Love. 

"How to Touch Me"p 269: A story about how the simple touches of a loved one can bring show you the experience of real love in this world.  Now that you hold little summaries of each story or poem lets get on to my final thoughts on this book. 


My finals thoughts are as follow; I rated this book a five out of five stars. I honestly did not love all of the stories in this book but I did enjoy the majority of the stories. There were only a few stories that I did not enjoy. I have tabbed up this book a lot and will continue to reread it. At first, I felt like this book was going to be a "typical teenage" guide about the woes of being a teenager in love and how it can seem so dramatic but it really isn't. But as I continue to read I learn that it wasn't a "typical teenage" guide at all, it was a deeply meaningful guide on how to love and learn all kinds of love. It discusses the topics of love among friends, family as well as relationships. It discusses how we can nurture relationships so they are healthy and fulfilling all the while loving yourself to the best too. I also really loved that all of these discussions on love are coming from many diverse people and their own personal lives. We have stories about racism, death, friendship, insta-love and how love can be found throughout this experiences. But it also talks about how we might not want the love that these experiences can bring about. This guide explains how we should look for respectful love and how its the healthiest love to have. It really is an amazing guide that I believe everyone should add to their bookshelf. It's also a guide that believes parents could benefit from while raising a teenager or even a great guide to give to a teenager. Its a guide everyone could use especially in this world today. I cant tell you enough about how much I enjoy this book and will continue to use and learn from this book. I will provide all details for the Editor and book down below as well as all of my social media. I truly hope this blog has inspired you to buy this book and love it just as much as I do. Once again thank you to RazorBill for providing me with this ARC, it was a joy to read and have.

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