Taste of Tuesday | Lair of Dreams (The Diviners #2) by Libba Bray

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After a supernatural showdown with a serial killer, Evie O’Neill has outed herself as a Diviner. With her uncanny ability to read people’s secrets, she’s become a media darling and earned the title “America’s Sweetheart Seer.” Everyone’s in love with the city’s newest It Girl…everyone except the other Diviners.

Piano-playing Henry DuBois and Chinatown resident Ling Chen are two Diviners struggling to keep their powers a secret—for they can walk in dreams. And while Evie is living the high life, victims of a mysterious sleeping sickness are turning up across New York City.

As Henry searches for a lost love and Ling strives to succeed in a world that shuns her, a malevolent force infects their dreams. And at the edges of it all lurks a man in a stovepipe hat who has plans that extend farther than anyone can guess.…As the sickness spreads, can the Diviners descend into the dreamworld to save the city?

In this heart-stopping sequel to The Diviners, Printz Award–winning and New York Times bestselling author Libba Bray takes readers deeper into the mystical underbelly of New York City.


 

So here’s another title where I haven’t read the original book in the series. I do currently have it sitting on my Kobo to be read, because it sounds extremely interesting. Libba Bray is a very popular author, and its exciting to see that she has the second book coming out in The Diviners series. This sounds like the perfect read to end the summer with! A bit of history to send you back to school.
What are you excited to read this week?

The Descendants Movie

Happy Friday Buzzers! I can’t wait to tell you about this book/movie combo!


In present-day Auradon, Ben, the teenaged son of King “Beast” and Queen Belle, is poised to take the throne. He offers a chance for redemption to the trouble-making teenaged descendants of defeated villains exiled to the remote Isle of the Lost. The villains’ descendants have been granted permission to attend prep school in the kingdom with the Disney heroes’ kids.

So, I warned you guys this was coming! I hope you were all able to catch the TV premiere of The Descendants movie. If you haven’t, make sure you read The Isle of the Lost (Descendants, #1)

As I told you all in an earlier blog post, Isle of the Lost is the prequel novel to the movie which gives you all the ground bases of the characters and their life. You can pick this book up in most book stores and the movie is now out on DVD so you can get both pieces (perfect birthday gift duo!)

I really enjoyed this movie. Don’t get me wrong, it is a little childish for a lady in her 30s to be watching BUT it is made for kids and I work with kids so I think it is my job to keep up on what is popular. Let me tell you, this is going to be popular. Think High School Musical popular. It is going to explode.

Add some of the favourite Disney Channel actors, to the favourite evil Disney characters but give them a dash of nice and this is what you get. There is singing and dancing and even a little puppy love!

This movie is not for everyone, but I love Disney and this is one I will definitely be adding to my collection.

Review | Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

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Format: Hardcover, 433 Pages
Published: Sept 10th 2013
Genre: Contemporary
ISBN: 9781250030955
Age Range: 13+
Rating: 4/5
CATH IS A SIMON SNOW FAN. Okay, the whole world is a Simon Snow fan... But for Cath, being a fan is her life--and she's really good at it. She and her twin sister, Wren, ensconced themselves in the Simon Snow series when they were just kids; it's what got them through their mother leaving.

Reading. Rereading. Hanging out in Simon Snow forums, writing Simon Snow fanfiction, dressing up like the characters for every movie premiere. 

Cath's sister has mostly grown away from fandom, but Cath can't let go. She doesn't want to. 

Now that they're going to college, Wren has told Cath that she doesn't want to be roommates. Cath is on her own, completely outside of her comfort zone. She's got a surly roommate with a charming, always-around boyfriend; a fiction-writing professor who thinks fanfiction is the end of the civilized world; a handsome classmate who only wants to talk about words...and she can't stop worrying about her dad, who's loving and fragile and has never really been alone

For Cath, the question is: Can she do this? Can she make it without Wren holding her hand? Is she ready to start living her own life? And does she even want to move on if it means leaving Simon Snow behind?

I have to say that I adored this book. I appreciate so much that you guys chose it as my What’s Next book because I don’t think I would have read it  otherwise. 

At first I was a little confused because Fan Fiction is not normally my go-to so I was worried that I wasn’t going to relate to Cath but I ended up loving Cath. Everything that she goes through is very true to life and Rowell writes in a way that makes every struggle very relatable. I actually ended up checking out some FanFiction myself after I finished reading the story (and may help explain some of my hiatus!). 

Fangirl was a perfect combination of contemporary with only a dash of romance, nothing too mushy. A great summer read, and even a better read for those stressful school nights when you just think your brain needs a break! Let me know what you guys think of this book too because I am so surprised how much I loved it, it got me out of my reading funk!

If you are heading to college or university in September, give this book a quick read before you go and experience the emotions remotely before you have to go through them yourself.