NEW BOOK!!!

Hi! I just received a new book called Short by Holly Goldburg Sloan, the same author of counting by 7s, which I have read and have a review on. Once I finish it ill be sure to write a review, so expect a new review sometime this week or next week. Im so excited!!!!!!

Cheers,

Cupcake

The Isle of The Lost by Melissa De La Cruz

This is a very well known book, that I’m sure a lot of you have read. But for those of you who haven’t, here is my description and review.

The Isle of the Lost is home to fairy tale’s most evil villains. They were banished from the kingdom of Auradon to this nasty, rotting island. The inhabitants of the Isle eat the leftover trash and receive only the broken and unwanted things from the kingdom of Auradon. But, one day Maleficent , the most evil, powerful, and feared villain of the Isle of the Lost wants out of the Island.  She sends her daughter Mal to go find the Dragon’s eye, the one thing that can get her off the island. Along the way Mal is joined by Evie, Jay, and Carlos ,children of other villains on the Isle of the Lost. Will the villain kids find a way off the island? Or are they stuck there forever, Mal facing the huge disappointment of the most evil, powerful, and feared villain of the Isle of the Lost…. her mother ?

This was a great book, and I liked it. But, I would give it a 8 out of 10 because I am not much of an adventure fan. Please read!

If you would like to read this book, you can buy it off amazon! See below:

This book is also the first in a series, so if you read it and liked it, two more books are waiting for you! I have not read the rest of the series, so if you have read it please comment about how it was. No spoilers please! 🙂

Cheers,

Cupcake

Princess Academy by Shannon Hale

Princes Academy is about mountain girls  high atop Mount Eskel. The daily work for them and their families is to work in the query. But one day a huge opportunity came for Miri (a mountain girl) and her friends. That year the prince’s bride would be one girl from Mount Eskel ( whitch was very strange becqause the royalty’s bride was never chosen from the mountain girls ). So, Miri and the rest of the girls headed to Princess Academy to learn out to talk,act, and do everything like a princess. Later, there would be a ball where the prince decides which refined mountain girl shall be his bride. Will Miri be chosen? Or will one of the other mountain girls?

I liked this book, but  the style of Hale’s writing can tend to be a bit confusing at times. Although there is a bit of adventure ( i’m going to call it adventure for now. Its not really adventure as such, but if I say what it reallly is the book shall be slightly ruined. ) I think that it is a bit slow paced, and again not for the fast paced adventure lovers. My opinion for this book is a 6.5 out of 10. I liked it but it could have been better.

You can buy it on amazon.com if you are interested! see below:

 

If you read and liked the first book, this is the first book in a series, so you have two more books waiting for you after the first! I have not read the rest of the series but if you have or if you did because of my review please feel free to comment about how they were! No spoilers! 🙂

Cheers,

Cupcake

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My Secret Guide to Paris by Lisa Schroeder

This book is about Nora, who has a fascination with Paris. She has always wanted to go with her grandma Sylvia. But when they finally get together and make a plan for Paris, tragedy strikes. Her beloved grandma Sylvia is dead, taking all Nora’s dreams with her. Even through death though, Nora’s grandma finds a way to connect with her beloved granddaughter… maps and letters to Paris, Nora’s dream destination. Where does the map and letters lead? What is in store for Nora?

This is a good book that keeps the reader wondering what grandma Sylvia has left for Nora. It is a good book, but not for the fast paced adventure readers. It is a sad but happy story about Nora’s family and Paris. I would read it again, but this is not a book that I think everyone would like unlike most of my other reviewed books. This book gets a         7.5 out of 10.

If you would like to read this book you can purchase it off amazon.com, see below ( under the book is the option to buy, read preview, or share so please scroll to bottom of post ) :

Cheers,

Cupcake

Grounded, The Adventures of Rapunzel by Megan Morrison

A twist on the classic fairy tale Rapunzel, this book has lots of adventure and keeps the reader hooked! The true story of Rapunzel just might shock you. This is the story of Rapunzel and Jack ( yes Jack from Jack and the Beanstalk ) and their adventures. The author gives great descriptions of Rapunzel finding out about the real world outside of her tower. But, there is a great shock that the reader shall find out for him/her self, because why does the witch really keep Rapunzel in the tower? Is it really just her hair? Or something else too….

This book is great! I am not really into lots of adventure in books, but if you are the kind of reader who is, then this is a great book for you! My opinion is that this book deserves 8 out of 10, only because i’m not a big adventure book fan, I feel this book has a bit more adventure than I like. A good dose of adventure though I’ll be more than welcome to read!

If you are interested in buying this book, please see below ( Amazon is a trusted online shopping tool ) :

You can also go to the Barnes and Nobel website using the link below to purchase this book:

https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/grounded-megan-morrison/1121934867?ean=9780545642699

 

Cheers,

Cupcake

One Half From The East by Nadia Hashimi

One Half from the East takes place in Kabul, Afghanistan where girls are inferior to boys. This is the story of Obayda, who as per her aunt’s idea becomes a bacha posh because her father’s legs got blown off in an explosion, and now he can’t work. A bacha posh is when girls are made to look like boys so they can work for their family, otherwise girls were not allowed to get jobs. This story brings the reader through Obayda’s journey of becoming a “boy” and learning how to deal with it, to going back to being a girl. Since boys have so much more freedom soon, Obayda wants to stay a boy forever! What will happen to her? Will she accept who she really is? Or will she want to stay a boy forever which is not possible?

I hands down loved this book. It is so vivid and colorful, I loved the story and detail. The author brings the reader into Obayda’s life and keeps them hooked in. I couldn’t take my eyes off the pages. I would give this book a 10 out of 10!

Please read this book because it is another must read, if you are interested then look below to purchase this book from amazon!

Cheers,

Cupcake

Counting By 7s by Holly Goldberg Sloan

Counting by 7s is about a genius girl who lost her parents, ( the reader learns this in the beginning so i’m not ruining anything ). This story takes the reader through her maturing and getting over her parents. Its a bittersweet story about her change and learning to love the people around her. She is , as I already wrote, a very smart child who is adopted. It’s so sad because she is losing her adoptive parents, which is like losing her parents twice ( her birth parents, and adoptive parents ).

This book was not really for me. Im not into these type of , I could say , coming of age stories. But, if you are , then I suggest you read it! Keep in mind that this is my review and that I have different opinions on books that you may have, so you may love this book but, I give it a 7 out of 10. The author of Counting by 7s is a great writer, but the story of the book wasn’t really for me.

Again please go to amazon.com to purchase this book ( if you liked the story) see below:

Cheers,

Cupcake

Masterminds by Gordon Korman ( book 1)

Masterminds is about the small town of Serenity,New Mexico. Usually this is a quiet peaceful town.But, when Eli’s ( the main character ) best friend, Randy, is suddenly shipped out of Serenity to a different state, Eli starts to get suspicious about his little town. His suspicions grow when he finds a secret letter hid by Randy. ” something screwy’s going on in this town” in Randy’s words. So what is really going on in Serenity behind the scenes? Nothing is really as it seems…

This book is so amazing! It immerses the reader into the book, making them feel like they are actually in the book. This is also another one of my favorites. Masterminds is also a series, so if you liked the first book, there are two other books waiting for you. Yes, I have read this entire series. I give this book a 10 out of 10!

And once again go to amazon.com to find lots of great books including this one! Here’s the link:

 https://www.amazon.com/Masterminds-Gordon-Korman/dp/0062299999/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1500337104&sr=8-1-fkmr0&keywords=masterminds+

Cheers,

Cupcake

Out Of My Mind by Sharon M. Draper

This book by far is one of my favorites! Melody, the main character has so much life to her, even though she can’t speak or move. She was born with a condition that leaves in a wheelchair and doesn’t allow her to communicate with others. Draper brings Melody alive with vivid detail, allowing the reader to clearly understand Melody’s struggles with the world around her. No one understands but her parents that she is the smartest girl in her class and no one knows it, not even her teacher. With students making jokes about her and a teacher who doesn’t believe in her ability, Melody needs a way to talk, and maybe there just might be one… Is everyone ready for her?

This book is a 11 out of ten! It is a must read so please don’t take any second thoughts about this book and read it!

Go to https https:

//www.amazon.com/Out-My-Mind-Sharon-Draper/dp/1416971718/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1500643986&sr=8-1&keywords=out+of+my+mind+by+sharon+draper 

shop for your Out Of My Mind Book. Amazon is a safe online shopping website if you don’t already know!

Cheers,

Cupcake

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