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kaylasbooknook
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Reader, Blogger, Educator. Find me @the_heeler_booklife on Litsy and Instagram.You can find my book/book club group @Better Read Than Dead on Facebook. Goodreads 2021-118/200Goodreads 2020-177/100Goodreads 2019-124/50 Goodreads 2018-209/100Netgalley Badges: Professional Reader 80% Feedback 10 Books Reviewed
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kaylasbooknook · a day ago
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Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Frodo is entrusted with the ring given by his cousin Bilbo. He must take a journey through Middle Earth to the Cracks of Doom to destroy the ring. The ring is to rule them all, find them, and take them all over with darkness.
I am doing the summer reading program at my library and needed a classic to read, so I decided to read this since I’ve never read The Lord of the Rings. Plus, I’ve always heard that The Lord of the Rings has paved the way for modern fantasy. I’m a huge fantasy lover, so I thought I should finally read this. It was good. I enjoyed the adventure and the characters. I did find the writing to be a bit dry, but this was written at a different time than ours.
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kaylasbooknook · a day ago
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kaylasbooknook · a day ago
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Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Danny was convicted of killing his girlfriend. His father and sister, Maggie thinks he’s innocent. Matt, his brother does think Danny did it. While away at college, Matt’s family-his parents, Maggie, and Tommy go on a last minute vacation to Mexico. However, with only a few days there, they are found dead by a gas leak. The FBI gets involved and they aren’t sure it was really an accident and think something happened to them since Mexico is not working with them and everything has been wiped clean. What happened to Matt’s family? Is Danny innocent?
For one I usually don’t really enjoy thrillers anymore because I guess who did it or what happened, but with this book I didn’t guess anything. This book will keep you guessing. It’s told in multiple point of views from before the trip, during the trip, and present time. I thought this book was well done. It kept me engaged and I haven’t read a book super fast like this in a while.
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kaylasbooknook · 3 days ago
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Rating: ⭐️
DNF at 302 pages.
Legacy of Ash is an epic fantasy that has a lot characters. One is a demon, another is stuck in a seat of power he doesn’t want, a sister who wants to marry to leave where she came from, and a person who has been cursed.
This book started off good and I liked it. However, as I went on with the story I just got really bored. All the characters sounded the same and I started to mix them up a bit. I am really disappointed that I dnfed because I tend to enjoy epic fantasy novels.
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kaylasbooknook · 4 days ago
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Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Mia is overly focused on ballet. She wants to be a professional ballerina. She goes to a six week prestigious ballet program in Paris and is competing to get an audition with a ballet troupe. While in Paris, she meets Louis a handsome French boy and she is afraid of getting distracted, but she also wants to live life. Will she be able to do ballet and be with a boy? Also, she is trying to find an ancestor in a painting. Will she be able to do that?
This book was a fresh breath of air. It was just so good and cute and everything I wanted. I loved the ballet and how proactive Mia is. The romance was adorable. I loved them looking for the painting to see if she really did have an ancestor that did ballet in Paris. I loved the friendships that were made. I highly recommend this book.
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kaylasbooknook · 5 days ago
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Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Kiva has been a prisoner at Zalindov since she was 7. She’s been there for 10 years and that’s along time to survive the prison. She’s the prison healer. One day a very handsome man comes in and she starts to feel things she shouldn’t. However, a bit after he arrives, the Rebel Queen is captured and brought to Zalindov. Her family sends Kiva a note saying they are coming and she must keep the Rebel Queen alive. The Rebel Queen is very sick and is supposed to compete in four Ordeals that are impossible to survive. Due to the woman being sick, Kiva volunteers to take The Rebel Queen’s place and if Kiva somehow survives then Kiva and The Rebel Queen will be free from Zalindov.
I tend to browse Amazon for new books and sometimes Goodreads for upcoming releases. I found this on either of those places and I tend to be drawn to covers. I got drawn in with the cover and read the description and wanted to read it so bad. Then, I found out this book is blurbed but my favorite author, Sarah J. Maas. It’s even dedicated to Sarah J. Maas. Putting those aside I adored this book. The writing was lush and captivating. The twists were amazing and very hard to guess. I loved the friendships and I loved Kiva’s compassion. This book is amazing and you need to read it!
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kaylasbooknook · 6 days ago
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Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️
This is a domestic thriller between a husband, a wife, and a best friend. Alice is remarried and has it all-children and a successful business. She believes her life would have been different if her first husband lived. With her best friend by her side they will get through anything because they have each other.
I really enjoyed The Other Woman when I read that a few years ago. I decided to give this a shot since I liked The Other Woman, but I was very disappointed in this book. I found myself wondering off in thoughts because this book was not engaging for me. The ending was very predictable for me. This was just meh.
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kaylasbooknook · 7 days ago
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Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Gareth is a rake and is not really the Baron’s son, but the Baron has never declared that Gareth was. They both are estranged. Hyacinth is very talkative and very opinionated. She sees Lady Danbury every Tuesday to read to her. When Gareth needs someone to translate his grandmothers diary, he finds out Hyacinth can. They discover there is hidden jewels and that this may be financially helpful for Gareth. From there sparks fly.
I was hesitant to read this since I didn’t like When He Was Wicked and I’m getting a little burnt out from reading Bridgerton books basically back to back. Surprisingly this was good. I loved both characters. People say Eloise is a firecracker, but I really believe Hyacinth really is the firecracker of the family. She has to have the last word and is ultimately stubborn. I really didn’t like the epilogue.
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kaylasbooknook · 7 days ago
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Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
The second daughters of the family are cursed when it comes to finding love. When a great-aunt calls and propositions that Emilia and Lucy come with her to her home country of Italy, then their great-aunt will find love and break the family curse. However, secrets come out and changes everything.
This book was a Book of the Month a few months ago and I thought eh this is not for me. While I was looking through the library on Libby for audiobooks, I decided to give this a try. Oh my gosh am I glad I picked this up. This story is just beautiful. I loved the heartache, the secrets, the self-discovery, and the whirlwind trip to Italy. I hated some characters and sympathized with others. I didn’t want this story to end. This is a must read!
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kaylasbooknook · 9 days ago
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TITLE: Misfit in Love (Saints and Misfits, #2)
AUTHOR: S.K. Ali
PUBLISHER: Salaam Reads
RELEASE DATE: May 25th, 2021
GENRE(S): YOUNG ADULT FICTION--Contemporary, Romance
BUY LINK: https://bookshop.org/a/11727/9781534442757
TOUR: Turn the Pages
SYNOPSIS:
In this fun and fresh sequel to Saints and Misfits, Janna hopes her brother’s wedding will be the perfect start to her own summer of love, but attractive new arrivals have her more confused than ever.
Janna Yusuf is so excited for the weekend: her brother Muhammad’s getting married, and she’s reuniting with her mom, whom she’s missed the whole summer.
And Nuah’s arriving for the weekend too.
Sweet, constant Nuah.
The last time she saw him, Janna wasn’t ready to reciprocate his feelings for her. But things are different now. She’s finished high school, ready for college…and ready for Nuah.
It’s time for Janna’s (carefully planned) summer of love to begin—starting right at the wedding.
But it wouldn’t be a wedding if everything went according to plan. Muhammad’s party choices aren’t in line with his fiancée’s taste at all, Janna’s dad is acting strange, and her mom is spending more time with an old friend (and maybe love interest?) than Janna.
And Nuah’s treating her differently.
Just when things couldn’t get more complicated, two newcomers—the dreamy Haytham and brooding Layth—have Janna more confused than ever about what her misfit heart really wants.
Janna’s summer of love is turning out to be super crowded and painfully unpredictable.
AUTHOR INFORMATION:
S. K. Ali is the author of Saints and Misfits, winner of the 2018 APALA Honor award, the 2017 Middle East Book Honor Award, and a 2018 William C. Morris Award finalist. Her second novel, LOVE FROM A TO Z, a story about finding love in the time of Islamophobia, was an Entertainment Weekly Top Ten Young Adult Book of 2019. She also has a picture book co-authored with Team USA Olympic Medalist, Ibtihaj Muhammad, THE PROUDEST BLUE, which debuted on the New York Times bestseller list. Releasing on May 5, 2020 is ONCE UPON AN EID, an anthology of joyful stories by 15 Muslim creatives, edited by S. K. Ali and Aisha Saeed. She lives in Toronto with her family, which includes a very vocal cat named Yeti. Find her on twitter at https://twitter.com/SajidahWrites, on instagram at https://www.instagram.com/skalibooks/ and on her website at https://skalibooks.com/.
REVIEW:
Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Janna’s brother is getting married! She has been with her dad’s house with her siblings. She cannot wait for Nuah to come. He likes someone and she believes he likes her. She’s ready to let her intentions of liking him back he known.
This was definitely a fast read for me. I enjoyed this series so far. I did like Saints & Misfits better, but this was still good. I loved the family aspect of this book and how Janna interacts with them. I did find Janna to be annoying at times. But, her growth has come along way since book two.
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kaylasbooknook · 10 days ago
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Rating: ⭐️⭐️
Two sisters dream of escape. They want to escape from their father and their San Antonio town. Ana, during her senior year falls to her death from her bedroom window. A year later, Ana’s three sisters are haunted by Ana’s memory and are grieving. Paranormal things start to happen around the house. They believe Ana could actually be haunting them and may be trying to send them a message.
It’s been rough listening to audiobooks on the couch and playing games on my phone so I don’t get bored and have my mind wander off. Usually I take Riot on a long walk twice a day and listen to audiobooks, but I’m having knee pain from an unknown cause so I’m out of commission with walking him and I have around 11 audiobooks checked out on Libby, so I really need to listen to audiobooks. This book, however was boring to me and I couldn’t connect with the characters. I just didn’t care what was going on. I just kept with it because it was a short book.
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kaylasbooknook · 10 days ago
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Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
This book has LGBTQ representation. The First Sister is a priestess that is blessed by the goddess and is the captains and cannot be touched by others to be used for pleasure. The Sisters are there for confessions and to pleasure others if it is requested. The Sisters cannot talk and are forbidden to write. The First Sister is asked by the Mother to spy on the new captain to find treason on them. Lito is a solider who is assigned to kill his former partner. Lito’s former partner, Hiro sends recording to him to show how they are guilty and why it’s okay.
There are obvious three different point of views and three different plots that eventually come together. When I was about to read this book, I looked up the reviews on Goodreads and Litsy and got worried that I wouldn’t like this book, but as I was reading I fell in love with it. The writing is beautiful. The characters were interesting-especially the Sisters with what and what they can’t do. I would go nuts if I couldn’t talk. There were many twists I didn’t think that would happen. I recommend this sci-fi book that has undertones of Red Rising and The Handmaidens Tale.
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kaylasbooknook · 12 days ago
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Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️
The world ends again. In one day, three terrible things happen. Essun, who thinks she lives a normal, small town life learns her husband has killed their son and kidnapped their daughter. The empire collapses and many people are murdered to serve a madman’s vengeance. Also, the land is dying. What else is going to go wrong?
I felt like the was an unique story and had great characters. I did listen to it on audiobook, but I found my mind wandering a lot and being bored. I wonder if it would have been different if I read this book physically. I do plan to read the next book.
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kaylasbooknook · 14 days ago
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I just changed my reading goal from 120 to 200. I have never changed a reading goal before. Usually I just let it go over. However, I would have surpassed 120 this month with how much I been reading lately. I get off work early Friday and then officially start summer vacation for work. I’ll be off for 12 weeks, so expect even more reading from me.
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kaylasbooknook · 14 days ago
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Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️
Francesca’s husband of two years complains of a headache and goes and lies down. When he is supposed to get up from an appointment, Francesca goes and checks on him and finds him dead. She is good friends with his cousin Michael and they both mourn him. Michael has always been in love with Francesca and became a womanizer to get her out of his head. Once John dies, Michael heads to India for four years. Four years later, Francesca wants a baby and decides she will marry. With Michael now being the Earl he should be finding a wife.
This is probably my least favorite Bridgerton book. I probably put too high of expectations on it because I’ve talked to a lot of people on the Bridgerton Facebook group that say this is the best book of the series. Well, for me I found it slow in the beginning. Then, I was constantly annoyed with the will they, won’t they trope. I really wanted to smack both of them and tell them to just get together already. I hated how Francesca was leading Michael on. I did like Michael as a character and I found it interesting to really finally be introduced to Francesca’s character.
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kaylasbooknook · 14 days ago
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Sorry this was late; I was trying to finish uploading my May reviews. May 2021 Wrap Up! I read 26 books with one DNF and 8,860 pages. My favorites were: Life’s Too Short, Realm Breaker, Malibu Rising, and One Last Stop. My least favorites were: Hairpin Bridge, Leave the World Behind, and Twice Shy. How was your May?
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kaylasbooknook · 15 days ago
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Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
I always loved the Poky Little Puppy as a kid. Today while I was working with a student, they picked this book out and I got so excited because I didn’t know there were spin offs of the book. I absolutely loved it.
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kaylasbooknook · 17 days ago
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Rating: ⭐️⭐️
Lena’s twin sister Cambry dies by jumping off Hairpin Bridge, also known as suicide bridge. Her death is ruled as a suicide. Lena doesn’t believe her sister’s death was a suicide and that she was actually murdered. Lena drives to Montana and confronts the cop who found Crambry.
This book takes over the span of a few hours. Not much really happens. The action was mediocre. I loved No Exit, but found this to not be as great.
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kaylasbooknook · 18 days ago
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Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️
Livia never had a wedding that she has wanted, so for her 40th birthday she throws a huge bash. Adam plans to have Marnie to fly from Hong Kong to surprise her mother for the birthday. However, to not spoil her, Adam makes Marnie takes three connecting flights instead of a direct flight. However, the day of the bash, Adam sees a flight from Cairo crashes and kills everyone and Marnie may or may not been on the flight. Livia finds out a secret about Marnie. Adam and Livia both hold their secrets from one another.
I thought the suspense was good. However, I felt like it was very anticlimactic and a disappointing ending. I find this to be forgettable.
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kaylasbooknook · 18 days ago
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Rating: ⭐️
DNF at page 144.
Maybell hates her job and is always working in housekeeping. She’s been catfished and still is friends with the person who catfished her and she is always daydreaming of the guy. Maybell finds out she inherits her great-aunts estate. She quits her job and moves out and goes to the estate. While there she meets the grumpy groundskeeper and he is the guy in the pictures that were used to catfish her with. So, she can’t differentiate between Jack and Wesley. Wesley keeps to himself and is very grumpy. He wants to turn the place in an animal sanctuary and Maybell wants to make it back into a hotel.
Okay, I loved, loved, loved You Deserve Each Other. I couldn’t wait to pick up this book. Well, it was a disappointment. Maybell is very annoying and immature. She has her head stuck in the clouds and is always daydreaming in her alternative universe. There is really no mourning by the characters. They don’t interact with each other and when they do there is absolutely no chemistry. I found there to be no funny parts. I would skip this book.
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