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August TBR List

I am excited for August because on my TBR list there are a ton of exciting books. On this TBR I will be reading a couple of sequels from books I read last month but also books that have a movie coming out next month. Below I have a video talking about the books I will be reading.

Traitor to the Throne by Alwyn Hamilton

One of the books I will be reading is Traitor to the Throne. This is the sequel to Rebel of the Sands. Both books take place in a fantasy world that is similar to Aladin. This story also focuses on a girl named Amani who dreams of leaving her hometown in hopes of being free and to be able to see the world. Later she gets tangled up with the foreigner Jin who is wanted for treason. Both Amani and Jin go on the game and get involved in the middle of a rebellion that wants to be free from the evil sultan. The book picks up where the last book and I am sure it holds more magic and djinns in it.

Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo

After reading the first book Six of Crows I was sucked to the world that Leigh Bardugo built. Six of Crows has a mixture of fantasy, action and great characters that held me to my seat. I also enjoyed the elements that were inspired by the culture of Russia.In the second book, I will be continuing on with a story with great expectations.

The Glass Castle by Jennette Wells


I don’t know a lot about The Glass Castle except that it has a movie coming out this summer. I know the book is a memoir about the author and the trailer for the movie looked like a great story that I must pick up. Though from what my sister has told me it seemed like a great book.

The Gunslinger by Stephen King


I been wanting to pick this book up and always wanted to read a Stephen King book but always had to put it off. I mean his books look really intimating and he has so many to choose from. So, after seeing The Dark Tower trailer I knew that The Gunslinger was going to be a great place to start. Plus I like the fact that it has its fantasy elements.

A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle


I heard A Wrinkle in Time was a good book and I love fantasy books. I love reading about new worlds and magic and wanted to jump into this world. I also thought the trailer looked fascinating and imaginative as well.

That is my list for my TBR. I might add more books during the month and discover more. Let me know in the comments below if you read or heard about these books? What do you think of my TBR? And are you a fan of Six of Crows? Well, until next time keep on reading.

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Traitor to the Throne
Crooked Kingdom
The Glass Castle
The Gunslinger
A Wrinkle in Time

How I Get Cheap(free) Books Part 1

Hi, guys. It is Friday and today I am back with another post. And today I will be talking about the ways I save on books. I go, to be honest, I think books are expensive and my own personal financial situation makes it hard to buy expensive books all the time. I also know that many others who just starting out with book blogging or even booktube can’t always afford books all the time so I am here give you my tips on how I get my books without breaking the bank. So in this post, I will be broken this subject into two different posts. Today I will be covering physical books and on my next post will be about e-books.

Cheap Books

Starting things off I will be skipping out on buying physical books online because I don’t really shop for books online unless I got a gift card for my birthday or Christmas because I find shipping cost to be pricey for me.

Used Bookstores

One of my favorites places to go is a used bookstore. I love how each store is different and you never know what you’ll find. I also like the fact that you can walk in and not have to worry about a sales person following you around and asking you if you need something like tens times. Which sadly happens to me a lot when I shop at other stores(Victoria’s Secret).  Another thing about used bookstore is the fact that most of the books are affordable. The books can go between $5 to a $1 depending on the store.  Another great reason I like about Used bookstores is that you can trade in your own books for either money or store credit and can use to buy more books. But note to not expect to be paid a fortune just probably $10 bucks or less. Just check with the bookstore.

In the Streets:

This is something I learned on a nice day while going to a gelato store in my area. I was walking down the street and spotted a chair and on it had junk all over. It even had old books, papers and so on. Along with the stuff on the chair, there was a sign that said: “Free take it”. I decided to take home one of the books that were on my TBR list and since then I came up with this tip. If you are even walking down the street or just anywhere and see a book that interests you just take it. Someone has to give it a home and give it some one appreciation.

Library Book Sales:

Another great place I love getting books is library book sales. I got to say that this is my favorite place because I visit and support the local libraries I go to. I also can return the books I borrowed and then buy books. Most library books sales happen once a month and last a certain amount of time. Usually a week or a few days. What I like about library book sales is that you never know what you are going to find and can find that hidden gem. I also like the super dirt prices. In fact, the prices are so low I barely spend more than $4 at a book sale. By the way, my personal library has a $1 a Bag day where for just one dollar I get can a whole bag full of my choice of books. Deals like these vary depending on the library but these sales are great for anyone who wants to do book haul videos.

So those are my favorite ways to get books. I hope this list helps you on your journey to finding books and as well saving money on them too. If you totally enjoyed this post do share it on social media. And if you have any suggestions let me know in the comments below and until next keep on reading.

 

The 6 Books to Look Out For this Summer

Hi, guys! Are you excited for the summer? Well, I am and this summer there are a ton of great books that are coming out this summer. There is a mix of standalone, returning series and even some superheroes coming to your favorite bookstore. In this post, I will be discussing my list of most anticipated reads for summer 2017. So let’s get started.

Wonder Woman by Leigh Bardugo


I don’t know about you but I am super stoked about Wonder Woman coming out. After the movie Wonder Woman I been in the mood for books with bad ass female characters that can kick butt. To learn more about Wonder Woman check it out here.

Ash and Quill (Book 2 The Great Library) by Rachel Caine

This is another book that I am excited about. If you missed the first two books of The Great Library Trilogy I have links below that will lead you to my past reviews in case you are interested. Ash and Quil continue off where we left off with the characters after escaped London and now ended up in Philadephia. There they must save lives and the books they love from the mysterious burners. The only way to save themselves is the secrets to holding about The Great Library. To learn more and pre-order your copy click here.

Link to past review on Paper and Fire

York by Laura Ruby

If you love mystery, and science fiction than check out York by Laura Ruby that literally comes out this month. Like a few weeks ago. Laura Ruby was known for her other well-known book Bone Gap. Now she returns with this adventure that centers around three characters to go on a quest to discover the secrets from a cipher in order to save their homes from being taking from an evil developer.

Dividing Eden by Joelle Charbonneau

In this new series after the king and queen of Eden is murdered two twins must battle it out in order to get the crown. Who will run the kingdom of Eden? Who will survive? Click here to find out.

Black Mad Wheel by Josh Malerman

After reading Bird Box I couldn’t wait to see more of Josh Malerman and so when I heard about this book I reserved it ahead of time. He previous work was fresh and a great work of art. In this book, he returns with a story about the US Government that hires a band named Dane to go to Africa to find the source of a mysterious sound. On their quest, the band learns about secrets that could up becoming a conspiracy.Check out the book here

The Last Magician

The Last Magician by Lisa Maxwell focuses on a thief who has a talent for stealing magical artifacts decides to travel to old New York to steal a magical mysterious book that content secrets about the reasons behind the dark energy forces that keeps magic trapped in Manhattan and also about an evil magician that wants the book for himself. This seemed like an easy task for Esta but she soon finds out that the streets of Old New York may be more dangerous than the magician himself. Click here to learn more about the book.

So those are some of the books that I am most excited about this summer. If you are excited by any of these books let me know in the comments below. And if there are other books that you are excited about let me know as well. Until next time keep on reading.

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American Gods Episode 1

  • Title: American Gods
  • Episode: 1
  • Channel: Starz
  • Buy Episode: See the episode

Synopsis

If you been watching Starz you probably heard of the show American Gods. This show is based on the book by Neil Gaiman. This is a fantasy novel that combines mystery, mythology, and adventure as well. For those that haven’t heard of the show or the book, I will tell you more about it. This story is about an ex-convict named Shadow is gets released and learns about his wife getting killed in an accident. On the way home to go see her, he runs into a mysterious man named Mr. Wednesday wants to offer a job. Reluctantly Shadows takes the job and goes on a road trip with Mr. Wednesday. Throughout the story, Shadows finds out a war is coming. A war between new gods and old gods. Like the book says a storm is coming.

My Thoughts

I wasn’t sure what to expect but from what I seen from the previews and reviews. After watching the series I am glad that I got to check out the first episode because there are a lot of great things about it. For one Neil Gaiman, the author has extremely involved the making of the show and you tell he has. The characters that were introduced match the characters in the book. From the character Mr. Wednesday who got to be the highlight of the show to Mad Sweeney the leprechaun. I thought the actor who plays Mr.Wednesday did a great job. Mr. Wednesday is smart, cunning and mysterious and I think the actor brought that on. I also thought the guy who played Mad Sweeney lived up to the name Mad Sweeney.

Other things I liked about the show was the effects. I thought the effects were beautiful and the way they created each scene was amazing. I really enjoyed the dream sequences and how they made look like you were in the dream with Shadow. The only differences were the Buffalo man who in the show was an actual Buffalo but that didn’t bother me. For the soundtrack, this was my favorite part. From the opening song that gave the show, it’s mysterious, and haunting feel that tends to make you want to watch it. If you saw the opening it was creepy but beautiful at the same time. The way they combined the different kinds of faiths and myths together.

My final verdict of this episode is that its a must watch. I can’t wait to see more of the show and see more of the characters. I especially can’t wait to see Easter who is one of my favorite characters. For those are interested you check it out on Starz on Sundays. Until my next post keeps on reading.

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The Infinite Sea by Rick Yancey Book Review

  • Title: The Infinite Sea
  • Author: Rick Yancey
  • Series: The 5th Wave
  • Year Published: 2014
  • Page Count: 300
  • Goodreads: Here
  • Buy Book: On Amazon

Synopsis

Back to the end of the world of The 5th Wave. In The Infinite Sea by Rick Yancey, we continue on where we left off bringing back characters: Cassie, Ben, and Ringer in this post-apocalyptic world. The book brings the suspense and the thrillers of the book along with the science fiction areas along. Cassie must protect her brother while being forced to tag along with Ben and his friends after escaping Safe Haven. Cassie also must deal with the loss of Ethan. The Infinite Sea also focuses on the other main character Ringer when she goes on a mission on her own but turns for the worse when she is captured by the enemy. Throughout the story, the characters must do what they can to survive and confront their past. But also the character must deal with the truths that are behind the attack on humanity but The Others.

I was really excited to find out what happens next and see where the story leads me. The book kept the suspense and action that the first book had. I also enjoyed seeing my favorite characters in the book and getting to learn more about the other side characters from the first book. The Infinite Sea also has more plot twists and secrets that know how to get you guess without throwing everything at you at once. What I also liked is learning more about Ringers past and how she became Ringer we all know. Though the one thing I didn’t like was the way the book was structured. I wish that since the book is split into sections I wish they would let us know which character’s point of view it is. It took me awhile to figure which character I am reading about.

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