Review: Queen Of Kenosha by Howard Shapiro

Hi everyone!
It’s been a long time since I posted a review both because of school and an annoying reading slump.
First of all thanks to NetGalley and the publishers for the digital copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

 

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Queen of Kenosha by Howard Shapiro

Genre: Graphic Novel, Music, History
Illustrations by Erica Chan
Publisher: Animal Media Group LLC
Expected publication:October 9th 2018
My rating:  Screen Shot 2018-06-20 at 12.49.50 3.75 out of 5
 

PLOT:A coming of age tale, this is the first installment of the Thin Thinline Trilogy, the fiercely independent Nina Overstreet has an axe to grind. A talented singer-songwriter slogging her way through the burgeoning Greenwich Village folk music scene of 1963, the Queen of Kenosha, Wisconsin, realizes that standing on the cusp of stardom gets her little respect and barely a cup of coffee in New York City. It finally comes, but in a way she could have never imagined. A chance encounter with the mysterious Nick Ladd at a late-night gig spins her life in a different direction–one that becomes a daily balance between life and death, right and wrong. Nick recruits Nina to join him and a team of ex-FBI operatives in a clandestine agency to stop the establishment of the Fourth Reich by undercover Nazis in post-War America. It’s a cause Nina believes in … until she’s forced to compromise the very principles of fairness and patriotism she holds dear. As she and Nick grow closer as partners, she forces him to question his own intentions. But as the body count mounts in pursuit of the Nazi ringleader, the evasive Alex, the stakes grow even higher for Nick and Nina.

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So I just signed up on Netgalley and while I was looking for some books to request I found this book and without even reading the description I requested it because of the awesome cover!

This book is set in the 60s (which I didn’t know until I finished it and read the back cover :D) and it deals with a young singer that discovers an organization that has to take down the Nazis that escaped to America after WWII. more “Review: Queen Of Kenosha by Howard Shapiro”

Friday Lines #6 Queen Of Kenosha by Howard Shapiro

Hi everyone!

Friday lines is a weekly meme where I post both Book Beginning on Fridays hosted by Rose City Readerwhere you share the first sentence of the book and Friday 56 hosted by Freda’s Voice where you grab a book and turn to page 56, find any non-spoilery sentence(s) and post.

 

This week’s book is ….

 
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Book Blitz: Between The Sea And Stars by Chantal Gadoury

 

I am so excited to join the release day blitz of Between The Sea And Stars by Chantal Gadoury!
This blitz includes info about the book and a pre-order giveaway! So if you’d like a chance to win, check out the giveaway info below.

 

Between The Sea And Stars by Chantal Gadoury

Publication date: 19 June 2018
Publisher: The Parliament House
Formats: paperback, e-book
Plot: A Legend, A Magical Shell, A Girl Who Dreamed Of Something More…
Lena, a Merrow girl, lives in the Skagerrak sea with her father, Carrick and her brother, Javelin who tells her of the legend of the Merrow Queen murdered by her human lover when greed takes over. But what’s worth spilling the queen’s blood? Gifted from Poseidon, himself, a magic shell gives any human the ability to control both land and sea.When Javelin is called to join a clan of Merrow soldiers bent on protecting their waters from human invasion, Lena resists Merrow law and ventures to the shore with no choice but to swim to land.With newfound legs, Lena is whisked away on a new adventure with new friends and new trouble. Everyone seems to want something from her as intrigue lurks around every corner.Trying her best to hide who she is and remain safe from the dangers of the human world, will Lena finally find where she belongs, or will she be swept into a strong and stormy current by lust, greed, and jealousy? more “Book Blitz: Between The Sea And Stars by Chantal Gadoury”

Down The TBR Hole #6

Hi everyone!
I’m finally back and I’m so excited to write some new posts such as reviews and tags!
How are you all doing? Since I’ve been out of the bookish world for some months, do you have any news?

The “Down The TBR Hole”, a meme by Lia @ Lost In A Story and this is how it works:

– Go to your goodreads to-read shelf.
– Take the first 5 (or 10 if you’re feeling adventurous) books
– Read the synopses of the books
– Decide: keep it or should it go?

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Words in Deep Blue by Cath Crowley

I recently got into the YA-contemporary-romance genre and I love it, so I’m going to give it a try (the main character also works in a bookstore so why not) and keep it!

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Hiatus

Hi everyone!
I’m going on a hiatus probably until summer because of school.

Blog Tour: The Phantom of New York by A.L. Janney

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Hi everyone!
I’m so excited to join this tour about the book The Phantom of New York, volume 1 – Peter and the Crown by A.L. Janney.

 

ebook Cover_previewAbout the book The Phantom of New York:
  • Release date: December 2017
  • Genre: MG/YA Adventure
  • Plot: ‘This is a story about vigilantes and magic.
    About prophecy and hope.
    About a boy and his hotel.
    When twelve-year-old Peter Constantine wakes up in the Crown Hotel with a new identity, life isover ashe knows it. But perhaps that’s not such a bad thing…
    A dangerous man Peter only knows as“The Client”is after his family, so they’ve relocated toNew York City. With help from unlikely friends living at the glamorous hotel, including the ghost on the tenth floor, Peter’s new life begins. Soon, however, he learns of a plot to destroy his new home, a plot only the Phantom can foil.
    Peter and the Crownis the first book in the Phantom of New York series, an adventure for readers aged ten and up. If you like smart, funny characters and “can’t put it down” escapades, then you’ll love Alan Janney’s Phantom of New York series.’.
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Down The TBR Hole #5

Down_The_TBR_HoleHi everyone!
Today I’m going to join the “Down The TBR Hole”, a meme by Lia @ Lost In A Story, checking 5 books on my TBR and trying to get rid of the ones I’m not going to read any time soon!

  • Go to your goodreads to-read shelf.
  • Order on ascending date added.
  • Take the first 5 (or 10 (or even more!) if youre feeling adventurous) books. Of course, if you do this weekly, you start where you left off the last time.
  • Read the synopses of the books
  • Decide: keep it or should it go?

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30724132Geekarella by Ashley Poston

This is retelling of cinderella in the modern days with a sprinkle of geekiness. Even if I like geeky things I’m going to let it go because I’m not a fan of Cinderella and this type of romantic things.

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Down The TBR Hole #4

Down_The_TBR_HoleHi everyone!
Today I’m going to join the “Down The TBR Hole”, a meme by Lia @ Lost In A Story, checking 5 books on my TBR and trying to get rid of the ones I’m not going to read any time soon!

  • Go to your goodreads to-read shelf.
  • Order on ascending date added.
  • Take the first 5 (or 10 (or even more!) if youre feeling adventurous) books. Of course, if you do this weekly, you start where you left off the last time.
  • Read the synopses of the books
  • Decide: keep it or should it go?

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30754980Big Mushy Happy Lump by Sarah Andersen

This is a graphic novel by an author that I love on instagram and I’m obviously going to keep it.

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Review: The Sun and Her Flowers by Rupi Kaur

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Hi everyone!
FIRST OF ALL MERRY CHRISTMAS 💕!
After four months I finally finished reading this and I quite enojyed it, so this is my review! By the way I read this with the best buddy-reader ever Chloe @Blushing Bibliophile!

 

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  • Genre: Poetry
  • Pages: 256
  • My rating:  out of 5!
  • Plot: this is the recipe of life
    said my mother
    as she held me in her arms as i wept
    think of those flowers you plant
    in the garden each year
    they will teach you
    that people too
    must wilt
    fall
    root
    rise
    in order to bloom.

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So this is the new book by Rupi Kaur author of Milk and Honey and I waited soo much for this book to be published! This book, like Milk and Honey, is divided into chapters: wilting, falling, rooting, rising and blooming.
It’s a poetry collection about grief, self-abandment, honouring one’s roots, love and empowering oneself according to the book… But it’s so much more: it’s about loss, heatache, self love, femminism and immigration as well.

 

I think this book is really inspiring in fact I wrote notes in it, I don’t know why but there I felt free to write poems that were inspired by her poems and to doodle whatever came into my mind (okay not actually whatever but all the things linked to the poems).
The writing is amazing: I love her voice and the litotes she uses. I also liked most of the poems.

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The Bookish Naughty Or Nice Tag

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Hi everyone!

I saw the Bookish Naughty Or Nice Tag on Lia @Lost In A Story, she didn’t tag me, but I really like this tag… so these are my answers! 🙂

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Received an ARC and not reviewed it

I don’t receive ARC copies, so no I didn’t.

 

Have less than 60% feedback rating on Netgalley

I’m not on NetGalley, so again I don’t.

 

Rated a book on GoodReads and promised a full review was to come on your blog (and never did)

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Yes… One time and I’m actually writing the review today.

 

Folded down the page of a book

NEVER!! I love my books and I don’t like to ruin them…

 

Accidentally spilled on a book

I don’t like to admit it, but yes… I love to read books while drinking a cup of tea and that sometimes leads to disasters *cries*.

 

DNF a book this year

I usually don’t DNF books but I left a lot of books at page 40 but not beacause they’re boring just because I don’t have enough time

 

Bought a book purely because it was pretty with no intention of reading it

Nope, I tend to judge books by their cover: if I like the cover I read the blurb if I don’t like the cover and noone recommended me that book, I’m never going to read it!

 

Read whilst you were meant to be doing something else (like homework)

I don’t know when I did it, but I porbably did that many, many times…

 

Skim read a book

I did but only with Galileo by Bertol Brecht because I didn’t like it and I had to read it for school.

 

Completely missed your GoodReads goal

Well, the year hasn’t finished yet and I have to read “only” 4 more books, but if I read 4 comics I can do that!

 

Borrowed a book and not returned it

I didn’t technically do that: my grandma lended me a book and I still haven’t read it, so I can’t give it back.

 

Broke a book buying ban

No, I didn’t.

 

Started a review, left it for ages then forgot what the book was about

Literally me every time. I just did that for the review of Nimona.
HACK: always write your thoughts about the book you’re reading, so it’s more easy to review it!

 

Wrote in a book you were reading

Okay, so I HATE to write in books but I am reading The Sun and Her Flowersby Rupi Kaur and I had to write some lines of a poem that came to my mind, so I wrote those few lines in pencil on the page, and I don’t feel guilty about it!

 

Finished a book and not added it to your GoodReads

I think GoodReads is one of the best site for readers and I love to use it and keep track of my reading progress, so no I always add my books on goodreads as soon as I start them!

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That’s it for the naughty or Nice Book Tag and since I’m so late, I’m not going to tag everyone in particular, but if you want to do it consider yourself tagged!

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Are you on the Naught or on the Nice list this year? What are you hoping to get for Christmas?

Thank you for reading,

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