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The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E.Harrow

 4/5 Stars In a sprawling mansion filled with peculiar treasures, January Scaller is a curiosity herself. As the ward of the wealthy Mr. Locke, she feels little different from the artefacts that decorate the halls: carefully maintained, largely ignored, and utterly out of place. Then she finds a strange book. A book that carries the scent of other worlds, and tells a tale of secret doors, of love, adventure and danger. Each page turn reveals impossible truths about the world and January discovers a story increasingly entwined with her own. I have to be honest here, I read this one a few weeks ago now and if you asked me what the plot was I would have no idea. I've read over the synopsis and I still haven't got a clue. However, what I do remember is that the writing was phenomenal and the characters were amazing and well written and it felt like I was with them the entire time I was reading it (even if I don't know what they were doing). 

The Pennymores and the Curse of the Invisible Quill by Eric Koester

 Thank you to Netgalley for the Earc in exchange for an honest review 4/5 Stars When her brother vanishes in the night, along with all she thought to be true of magic, Parker Pennymore must unmask family secrets, travel far beyond the castle walls, and convince her sisters to break a few laws along the way - but what's a hero’s journey without a little rebellion?  The Pennymores explores a world where all writing has been banned for centuries. But when an unstoppable enemy returns threatening the destroy their world, the Pennymores must set off on a quest taking them inside hidden mystical realms, confronting ancient challenges, and forcing them to step closer to the heroes they are destined to be. The relationship between the three main sisters was my favourite part of this book. Watching the three of them along with their new friend try to get their invisible brother back to visible before he is invisible forever was so much fun. And while the writing style wasn't my favourit

My Favourite Thriller and Murder Mystery books

 Another List of my favourite books! Here is a list of my favourite Thriller and Murder Mystery Books. 1) A Good Girls Guide to Murder Series by Holly Jackson The case is closed. Five years ago, schoolgirl Andie Bell was murdered by Sal Singh. The police know he did it. Everyone in town knows he did it. But having grown up in the same small town that was consumed by the crime, Pippa Fitz-Amobi isn’t so sure. When she chooses the case as the topic for her final project, she starts to uncover secrets that someone in town desperately wants to stay hidden. And if the real killer is still out there, how far will they go to keep Pip from the truth …? 2) When No One is Watching by Alyssa Cole Sydney Green is Brooklyn born and raised, but her beloved neighbourhood seems to change every time she blinks. Condos are sprouting like weeds, FOR SALE signs are popping up overnight, and the neighbours she's known all her life are disappearing. To hold onto her community's past and present, Syd

If This Gets Out by Sophie Gonzales and Cale Dietritch

 5/5 Stars Eighteen year old'  Ruben Montez and Zach Knight are two members of the boy band Saturday, one of the biggest acts in America. Along with their bandmates, Angel Phan and Jon Braxton, the four are teen heartthrobs in front of the cameras and best friends backstage. But privately, the pressure to stay in the closet has Ruben confiding in Zach. On a whirlwind tour through Europe with an unrelenting schedule and minimal supervision, the two come to rely on each other more and more, and their already close friendship evolves into a romance. But when they decide they’re ready to tell their fans and live freely, Zach and Ruben realize they will never truly have the support they need. This book was perfect, it had everything I needed for a good YA romance. The angst and the fluff were the perfect amounts and at times I was annoyed at Zach, especially the way he treated Ruben after their first kiss. However, I never hated it as it was written so well that I understood where he wa

Something to Talk about by Meryl Wilsner

 2/5 Stars Hollywood powerhouse Jo is photographed making her assistant Emma laugh on the red carpet, and just like that, the tabloids declare them a couple. The so-called scandal couldn't come at a worse time—threatening Emma's promotion and Jo's new movie. I had such high hopes for this book even with the low rating however I was so disappointed as it was basically 300 pages of not very much. In theory, it sounds like it would be perfect, it has fake dating (which I am loving at the moment), employee/employer romance, age gap and Hollywood romance. But when I read it I was so bored most of the time. I didn't care about either of the characters and found that Emma was annoying more often than not especially when she would get upset with Jo for things that aren't actually that big of a deal. The romance itself was a slow burn and don't get me wrong I love a good slow burn however this was not a good low burn. We got nothing from the romance until almost the very

Anticipated Releases for the second half of the year

 I'm not always on the edge of my seat for new releases as I usually prefer waiting until it has been out for a while until I read a book, however there are a few books that I can't wait to get to  1) The Dragons Promise by Elizabeth Kim Shiori’s quest continues in the soaring sequel to the New York Times bestselling young adult fantasy Six Crimson Cranes. Princess Shiori made a deathbed promise to return the dragon’s pearl to its rightful owner, but keeping that promise is more dangerous than she ever imagined. She must journey to the kingdom of dragons, navigate political intrigue among humans and dragons alike, fend off thieves who covet the pearl for themselves and will go to any lengths to get it, all the while cultivating the appearance of a perfect princess to dissuade those who would see her burned at the stake for the magic that runs in her blood. 2) Babel by R.F. Kuang 1828. Robin Swift, orphaned by cholera in Canton, is brought to London by the mysterious Professor L

Front Desk by Kelly Yang

5/5 Stars Mia Tang has a lot of secrets: Number 1: She lives in a motel, not a big house. Every day, while her immigrant parents clean the rooms, ten-year-old Mia manages the front desk of the Calivista Motel and tends to its guests.  Number 2: Her parents hide immigrants. And if the mean motel owner, Mr. Yao, finds out they've been letting them stay in the empty rooms for free, the Tangs will be doomed.  Number 3: She wants to be a writer. But how can she when her mom thinks she should stick to math because English is not her first language? This book was a very fun and fascinating read. Mia is a brilliant main character that shows all the pain and the hope that a lot of immigrants face. It's a very powerful story that has some amazing family dynamics and friendships and the mistakes that Mia makes throughout the book make her more real and easy to root for.