The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid

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Summary: Evelyn Hugo is finally ready to tell the truth about her glamorous and scandalous life. But when she chooses unknown magazine reporter Monique Grant for the job, no one in the journalism community is more astounded than Monique herself. Why her? Why now?
Monique is not exactly on top of the world. Her husband, David, has left her, and her career has stagnated. Regardless of why Evelyn has chosen her to write her biography, Monique is determined to use this opportunity to jumpstart her career.
Summoned to Evelyn’s Upper East Side apartment, Monique listens as Evelyn unfurls her story: from making her way to Los Angeles in the 1950s to her decision to leave show business in the late 80s, and, of course, the seven husbands along the way. As Evelyn’s life unfolds through the decades—revealing a ruthless ambition, an unexpected friendship, and a great forbidden love—Monique begins to feel a very a real connection to the actress. But as Evelyn’s story catches up with the present, it becomes clear that her life intersects with Monique’s own in tragic and irreversible ways.

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Review

3.5 Stars

So I have seen everyone and their baby mama read and rave about this book on GR for a while so I decide to give it a try. I thought it was just about this chick who have seven husbands in old Hollywood which was pretty common at that time ( cough Elizabeth Taylor) Actually it was much much more than that that started really good but then towards the end it started to feel more dramatic than one of the MC’s films. This book went from being good and looking like a five starer to a freaking three star predictable drama where I couldn’t stand anyone that I actually like through the whole book anymore.

Basically Our MC, Evelyn Hugo was once a big Hollywood star in the old Hollywood era who wants to tell her full life story about her life to this up and coming journalist Monique who had her own personal problems dealing with marriage. During the course of the book, which is told in Evelyn and Monique’s perspectives along with small chapters telling the story thought the eyes of the tabloids, you uncover the secrets of Evelyn Hugo life. From her raise to stardom,her hiding her Cuban heritage, her manipulating the press and everyone around her to keep her secrets and the people she loves safe, her seven husbands which some she loved and some she used to keep her secrets safe ,her dealing with her sexuality, and to her finding the love of life. ( which to me she needed to find someone new but I digress)

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Tale As Old As Time: An After Hours Fairy Tale (Beauty and The Beast) by Elizabeth

Tale As Old As Time: An After Hours FairyTale (Beauty and The Beast) (Gods Series Book 1)Summary: Taking something that doesn’t belong to you has consequences…
Dr. John Charbonne messed up. He messed up…big time. He took something special, a rose, from his boss. The problem wasn’t the rose, it was that he got caught now he had to pay. He made a trade, his daughter for his life in exchange…
The moment Alcide ‘Beast’ Dios laid eyes on her picture, he was smitten. She was beautiful and her eyes called out to him. He accepted the trade with ease but she wasn’t what he expected.
Arabella Charbonne was tricked by her father and now, she was at the handsome stranger’s mercy. Made to leave one prison for another…When will she ever be free?

Review

0.3 Stars

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Spoilers Galore

TW Rape

That was one of the worst BATB retellings I have read so far. I have read some bad ones but this one takes the cake. I’m all for a BATB retelling with Greek Mythology elements (cough ACOTAR series cough) since its likely that BATB was based off the myth of Eos and Psyche and the myth of Hades and Persephone got some BATB vibes as well  but with some structure which this had none. I should have known that it was going to be an failure from the moment I read the prologue..

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Tower of Dawn by Sarah J Maas

Tower of Dawn (Throne of Glass, #6)Chaol Westfall has always defined himself by his unwavering loyalty, his strength, and his position as the Captain of the Guard. But all of that has changed since the glass castle shattered, since his men were slaughtered, since the King of Adarlan spared him from a killing blow, but left his body broken.
His only shot at recovery lies with the legendary healers of the Torre Cesme in Antica-the stronghold of the southern continent’s mighty empire. And with war looming over Dorian and Aelin back home, their survival might lie with Chaol and Nesryn convincing its rulers to ally with them.
But what they discover in Antica will change them both-and be more vital to saving Erilea than they could have imagined

Review  You can also read it on GR!

4 Stars

Sarah’s name is no longer Sarah J Maas but Sarah P. Maas

The P stands for Predictable or Perhaps….

The first half of the book was freaking awesome with all delicious world building and new character backstories  but don’t know what happen in the second half.  I know a lot people where saying the first half of the book was boring but to me the first half was the best part and the second half was the one that was boring and felt like typical SJM predictability.

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Once Upon a Happy Ever After Series By Jewel Killian

Once Upon a Happy Ever After Series is  four part Erotic fairy tale retellings by Jewel Killian.

You have four stories ( Click on the links to see the each GR review .)

1.Cinderella
2. Beauty and Beast
3.Snow White 
4.Rose Red 

They are inter-connected with some recurring characters showing up in all four stories  but can be read as a stand-alone. The story is set in modern-day and all center around a debutante ball for the upper side of New York. So pretty much everything happens in one night with the exception with the of some of the couples knowing each other from the past. So it’s pretty much insta-love with a little sparkle of insta-love but didn’t feel that way at all.

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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! 🙂

 

 

 

 

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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