Top Five Wednesday :Classes Based on Books/Characters

So it’s Top Five Wednesday again!The topic for this week is…..

 Classes Based on Books/Characters !

I haven’t done a top five Wednesday in a couple weeks so this should be fun!

Some of these going to have co professors! lol

1. How to start a rebellion from oppressive Government 101 – Professors Cinder Lihn  ( TLC) and Katniss Everdeen ( THG)

2. Lost Princess reclaiming her Throne from her evil Aunt  Seminar Series  –  Professors Aelin Ashryver Galathynius.(ToG ) and Cinder Lihn ( THG)

3.How to  expose your ex and his shitty priestess for their filth and turning his people against him while helping your new bae and family out  402  Capstone  – Professor  Feyre Archeron ( ACOTAR)

4.  Assassins Seminar Series– Professors Celena Sardothien, ( ToG)  and Katsa ( Granceling)

5.The proper way on getting Revenge ( Grad Course) – Professor Edmond Dantès (  Count of  Monte Cristo)

6.How to hide your crazy wife while trying hook up with your governess ( Grad Course) – Professor Edward Rochester  ( Jane Eyre)

7. The proper way of throwing parties every night  in hope the girl you love for years come over ( Grad Course)– Professor Jay Gatsby ( Great Gatsby)

Have a great school year! 🙂

 

 

 

 

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Lady Mechanika: La Dama de la Muerte by Joe Benítez , M. M. Chen, Martin Montiel, Peter Steigerwald

Lady Mechanika: La Dama de la MuerteAfter suffering a tragic loss, Lady Mechanika takes a trip to a small Mexican village just in time for their Día de los Muertos celebration. But the festivities turn truly deadly after the arrival of the Jinetes del Infierno, the mythical Hell Riders!

 

 

 

 

 

Review

Received from Netgalley  and Edelweiss in exchange of honest review.

Five Stars!

This is my first Lady Mechanika novel and it didn’t disappoint. The artwork in this book was beyond anything I seen before and the story was pretty good. Even tho I haven’t read the other LM books, I understood what was going on with the Lady M and how she become to be. So all over  it was pretty good and wouldn’t mind reading some more novels dealing with her..

The Little Red Wolf by Amélie Fléchais

The Little Red WolfLose yourself in in the dark forests of Amelie Flechais’ spectacular artwork. A young wolf, on a journey to bring his grandmother a rabbit, is charmed by the nice little girl who offers to help him… but nice is not the same as good. A haunting fairy tale for children and adults alike.

 

 

 

 

Review

Received from Netgalley in exchange of honest review.

Five Stars!

This was a pretty dark but cute story that I was shocked about having such dark intones towards the end of the story. It’s pretty much the reverse version of Little Red Riding Hood with the Wolf being Little Red  and the humans being the villains of the story per se. The little wolf gets lost in the woods while trying to go to his grandma’s house to deliver a rabbit to her. He meets a girl that he though was his friend but it was trap set for her father. Her father hunts wolves for living in order to get revenge for his wife but  you found out the shocking twist at the end of the story. The artwork of this story was absolutely gorgeous with the colors going from light to dark as the story got darker. I do consider this a children’s book but with darker intones that should be discussed with the children at the  end of the story.

Warcross by Marie Lu

Summary: For the millions who log in every day, Warcross isn’t just a game—it’s a way of life. The obsession started ten years ago and its fan base now spans the globe, some eager to escape from reality and others hoping to make a profit. Struggling to make ends meet, teenage hacker Emika Chen works as a bounty hunter, tracking down players who bet on the game illegally. But the bounty hunting world is a competitive one, and survival has not been easy. Needing to make some quick cash, Emika takes a risk and hacks into the opening game of the international Warcross Championships—only to accidentally glitch herself into the action and become an overnight sensation.

Convinced she’s going to be arrested, Emika is shocked when instead she gets a call from the game’s creator, the elusive young billionaire Hideo Tanaka, with an irresistible offer. He needs a spy on the inside of this year’s tournament in order to uncover a security problem . . . and he wants Emika for the job. With no time to lose, Emika’s whisked off to Tokyo and thrust into a world of fame and fortune that she’s only dreamed of. But soon her investigation uncovers a sinister plot, with major consequences for the entire Warcross empire.

Review You can read my review on my GR  as well! 

Received this arc from Edelweiss in exchanged for an honest review.

Five freaking stars!!

This book!

Lawd This book!

The hype is truly real for this book.

I can’t even describe how utterly amazing this book was for me to read.  Ok! It took me almost a month to read it but it not the book fault but mines. I sometimes I have the tendency of dragging my feet in book even if I enjoying it. lol

Everything from the characters, the character development, the world building , the plot and everything else in between was freaking solid. This is my first time reading a Marie Lu book so I didn’t know what to expect from her. I’ve been dying to read her books but I never got around to her but let me tell you. I think I just found me a new author to love so I will be reading her other books. lol

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Masked Possession by Alana Delacroix

Summary : A Man Who Can Wear Any Face   Caro Yeats doesn’t run from much. As a former investigative reporter now working PR for Toronto’s supernaturals, what she hasn’t seen mostly isn’t worth seeing. But the assignment to “rebrand” Eric Kelton’s out-of-control alter egos has her on edge from the start. Kelton is the heirarch of the Masquerada, beings able to change their face—their entire persona—on a whim. Eric’s charisma muddles her instincts. How can she trust a man who can become anybody?

A Woman Without A Past

Eric has never met anyone like Caro, with her lightning wit and uncanny insight. But desirable as she is, he’d be a fool to let her near. Struggling to hide the sudden loss of his powers, Eric can’t risk becoming entangled with a woman who scorns her supernatural side and claims not to play politics. The enemies on her trail are strong, clever, and vicious. And when they force Eric and Caro together, the fallout could shatter far more than two hearts . .

Review:

You can also read it on my goodreads!

Received from Netgalley in exchange of honest review.

4 stars!

This was a pretty solid debut book but in the last couple chapters ,it become predictable city. It started off so strongly but frizzled out towards at the end.

  • The world building is this book is probably the best I have seen in the long time. Ms. Delcroix did an amazing job explaining how the world that she created in this book works. It’s that type of world building that before you get the  fully question on what this certain thing is that is dropped into the narrative it’s already answered in the next sentence. I know the idea of having the supernatural world hiding in the real world has been used to death but this Urban fantasy breathed new life in it. A plus for it being mostly set in Canada and not in the states!! YAY! I love the whole premise of the Masquerada because it takes shape shifting to a whole new level.

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Flight Risk by Alexa Riley

Flight Risk by [Riley, Alexa]Summary: Sophia Adams has lived her whole life sheltered from the world. Her parents are workaholics, she goes to an all-girls school, and isn’t allowed outside the boundaries that have been set for her. So when she secretly gets a passport and packs a bag the day it arrives, she thinks all of her dreams are finally coming true. That is, until the airport security pulls her out of line and she discovers that maybe she’s more innocent than she thought.
Lincoln Gray owns everything he could ever want. And that includes the dark-haired beauty he catches sight of. One look at Sophia and he’s making sure she’s the carry-on he’s taking to his next stop. She’s too naive to travel the world alone, and luckily for her, he’s the one to protect her. He’s never been told no, and it’s not about to start now. How can a woman resist being given all she’s dreamed of?
Warning: This short story is insta-love faster than a Nighthawk (It’s the fastest plane in the world. Trust us, we Googled.) Make sure your tray tables are in their upright and locked position and your laptop is in a bin by itself. We’ve got a filthy little quickie ready to please!

Review which you can also read on GR! 

1 Star!

Why I keep tormenting myself with AR books?? Why??? Ugh!

Honestly I can copy and paste one of my reviews from their other books cause it’s the exact same shit although this one is little bit creepier.

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The Wild by K. Webster

Summary: I brought them to the wilderness because we couldn’t cope with our reality. The plan was to make a new life that didn’t include heartache. No people. No technology. No interference. Just us. A chance to piece together what was broken. But the wilderness is untamed and harsh. Brutal and unforgiving. It doesn’t give a damn about your feelings. Tragedy lives there too. No escaping the truths that won’t let you go. All you can do is survive where love, no matter how beastly, is the only thing you can truly count on. Confusing. Wrong. Twisted. Beautiful. Sick. Love is wild. And we’re going to set it free. WARNING: The Wild is an extremely taboo story. Most will find that the themes in this book will make you incredibly uncomfortable or maybe even offend you. This book is only for the brave, the open-minded, and the ones who crave love in even the most dismal of situations. Extreme sexual themes and violence in certain scenes, which could trigger emotional distress, are found in this story. If you are sensitive to heavy taboo themes, then this story is not for you. Seriously, you’ve been warned. Don’t say I didn’t try. You’re probably going to cringe many, many, many times. Even if you’re on the fence, it’s probably not a good idea to proceed. However, if you’re intrigued and fearless and kind of sort of trust me, then carry on. This book is for you.

Review You can also read it on GR!

1 star

SPOILERS GALORE (Because I’m about to rant on this one. )

So I heard about the surrounding controversy about this book and decide to give it a try. I petty much read ( well skim on certain parts) the whole book in one setting last night and I say it like this. It was all levels of fucked up but it had a little more substance than any AR book ever had. Not a lot but a little bit more.

Before I start ranting let be give a little more background to the story.

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Top Five Wednesday: Second Book is Best

So it’s Top Five Wednesday again!The topic for this week is…..

 Second Book is Best”

Oh yes! I’m going to have fun with this one! I’m going to cheat a little bit and also include books that are the middle of the series if the series is not a trilogy.

So lets hop to it!

5. A Crown of Wishes  by  Roshani Chokshi

This one really took me by surprise because I didn’t like The Star Touch Queen at all. A matter of fact I didn’t even finish it at all because I couldn’t connect with Maya, Amar or the story itself even tho the writing was beautiful.. It took me like three times to actually read the first chapter until I decided to get the audiobook which I only made it half way. A Crown of Wishes was a totally different story altogether. Everything from the characters, the story to the writing was so much better in this one!

 

 

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Top Five Wednesday: Book Covers You’d Live In

So it’s Top Five Wednesday again!The topic for this week is…..

Disclaimer: Just because I like the cover doesn’t mean I love the book. lol

 “Book Covers You’d Live In”

1.Beauty and the Beast: Lost in a Book by Jennifer Donnelly

2.A Crown of Wishes by Roshani Chokshi

3.Wintersong  by S. Jae-Jones

 

4. A Thousand Pieces of You  by Claudia Gray

( I haven’t read this one but I love the cover.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5. Seraphina by Rachel Hartman

What Does Consent Really Mean? by Pete Wallis, Joseph Wilkins, Thalia Wallis

What Does Consent Really Mean?Summary: “Consent is not the absence of ‘NO’, it is an enthusiastic YES!!”
While seemingly straightforward, Tia and Bryony hadn’t considered this subject too seriously until it comes up in conversation with their friends and they realise just how important it is.
Following the sexual assault of a classmate, a group of teenage girls find themselves discussing the term consent, what it actually means for them in their current relationships, and how they act and make decisions with peer influence. Joined by their male friends who offer another perspective, this rich graphic novel uncovers the need for more informed conversations with young people around consent and healthy relationships. Accompanying the graphics are sexual health resources for students and teachers, which make this a perfect tool for broaching the subject with teens.

Review

You can read it on my goodreads! 

Received from Netgalley in exchange of honest review.

While this can be a pretty good teaching tool to teach middle and high school students about consent, I feel like it should be the only thing that teachers should used. The reason why I give it a 4. 5 instead of a five cause it felt like skimmed telling guys that they should consent to things as well. The majority of the book spend telling girls they should consent to things which is nothing wrong with that all but it’s a two way street. Some guys can be uncomfortable with doing things with their girls ( or guys) would could be pressuring them to things as well. It just needed to be shone in more ” it can happen both ways” light. All in all It was pretty good.