Our Crooked Hearts #BookReview #ourcrookedhearts #youngadultbook #yafantasy #yabook #fictionbook #bookworm @mimi_albert @flatironbooks

Synopsis from Macmillan Publishers: The suburbs, right now . . .Seventeen-year-old Ivy’s summer break kicks off with an accident, a punishment, and a mystery: a stranger whose appearance in the middle of the road, in the middle of the night, heralds a string of increasingly unsettling events. As the days pass, Ivy grapples with eerie … Continue reading Our Crooked Hearts #BookReview #ourcrookedhearts #youngadultbook #yafantasy #yabook #fictionbook #bookworm @mimi_albert @flatironbooks

January to March 2022 Wrap-Up #readingwrapup #monthlywrapup #monthlyreads #bookworm

Hi Everyone! Hope you are doing well. I love having this blog because it keeps all of my book reviews organized. It's costly to renew it yearly. I'm hesitant if I should keep it or not. It's one bill less I don't have to pay if I don't renew but it's definitely sad to say … Continue reading January to March 2022 Wrap-Up #readingwrapup #monthlywrapup #monthlyreads #bookworm

Skyward #BookReview #skyward @brandsanderson @getunderlined #youngadultfantasy #yafantasy #yafiction #youngadultbook #sciencefiction #bookworm

Synopsis from Penguin Random House: From Brandon Sanderson, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Reckoners series, Words of Radiance, and the internationally bestselling Mistborn series, comes the first book in an epic new series about a girl who dreams of becoming a pilot in a dangerous world at war for humanity’s future. … Continue reading Skyward #BookReview #skyward @brandsanderson @getunderlined #youngadultfantasy #yafantasy #yafiction #youngadultbook #sciencefiction #bookworm

The Rema Chronicles: Realm of the Blue Mist #BookReview #graphicnovel #middlegradebook #mglit #youngadultfantasy #theremachronicles #realmofthebluemist @scholastic @graphixbooks

Synopsis from Scholastic: Enter the rich and fantastical world of Rema in the first installment of this middle-grade graphic novel series with sweeping adventure and light romance! Tabby Simon is determined to learn what happened to her father, who was found dead after researching a tree that leaks a mysterious mist in her neighborhood. She … Continue reading The Rema Chronicles: Realm of the Blue Mist #BookReview #graphicnovel #middlegradebook #mglit #youngadultfantasy #theremachronicles #realmofthebluemist @scholastic @graphixbooks

Battle Dragons: City of Thieves #BookReview #battledragons #cityofthieves #middlegradebook #middlegraderead #middlegradefiction #sciencefiction #mglit @scholastic

Synopsis from Scholastic: Abel loves dragons, but after a disastrous showing in his dragon rider exam, he feels he's destined never to pilot one. That's why when an opportunity presents itself — even though it's tied to one of Drakopolis's mob-like kins — Abel leaps at the opportunity. But soon he's swept into a game … Continue reading Battle Dragons: City of Thieves #BookReview #battledragons #cityofthieves #middlegradebook #middlegraderead #middlegradefiction #sciencefiction #mglit @scholastic

December 2021 Wrap-Up & New Car

Hi Everyone! Hope you all had a happy year end. Mine was eventful. My family visited my parents in Florida and we eat a lot everyday. My mom cooks well. My family also upgraded our car. It's time really and such a change that is. We traded in our old sedan car, 2008 Toyota Avalon … Continue reading December 2021 Wrap-Up & New Car

Ready Player One #BookReview #readyplayerone #bookworm #sciencefiction #youngadultbooks @crownpublishing

Synopsis from Penguin Random House: #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Now a major motion picture directed by Steven Spielberg. A world at stake. A quest for the ultimate prize. Are you ready? In the year 2045, reality is an ugly place. The only time Wade Watts really feels alive is when he’s jacked into … Continue reading Ready Player One #BookReview #readyplayerone #bookworm #sciencefiction #youngadultbooks @crownpublishing

My Years in Books! #goodreadschallenge #readingchallenge #bookworm #yearinbooks #books

Hi Everyone! Hope you all are enjoying the last few days of 2021!! I love looking at my reading from year over year on Goodreads these days so I decided to blog about it. These two and a half years I don't go to work but it doesn't look like I read more than when … Continue reading My Years in Books! #goodreadschallenge #readingchallenge #bookworm #yearinbooks #books

Skin of the Sea #BookReview @getunderlined #skinofthesea #retelling #youngadultbook #youngadultfantasy #mermaid #fantasybook #yabook #bookworm @skinofthesea @prhaudio

Synopsis from Penguin Random House: INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The must-read Black mermaid fantasy series that #1 NYT bestselling author Nicola Yoon calls “epic and original,” in which one mermaid takes on the gods themselves. Perfect for fans of Children of Blood and Bone and Beasts of Prey. A way to survive.A way … Continue reading Skin of the Sea #BookReview @getunderlined #skinofthesea #retelling #youngadultbook #youngadultfantasy #mermaid #fantasybook #yabook #bookworm @skinofthesea @prhaudio

November 2021 Wrap-Up #readingwrapup #monthlywrapup #bookworm #picturebooks

Hi Everyone! Hope your November was great. I read a total of 44 books but the whole month I thought I was having the reading and blog posting slump! Book review slump was true because I caught up on the last day by writing 3 reviews. The above picture consisted of books where I read … Continue reading November 2021 Wrap-Up #readingwrapup #monthlywrapup #bookworm #picturebooks

Skyhunter #BookReview #skyhunter #dystopian #youngadultfiction #youngadultfantasy #bookworm @fiercereads @marie_lu #audiobook @macmillanaudio

Synopsis from Macmillan Publishers: No. 1 New York Times-bestselling author Marie Lu is back with Skyhunter, an adrenaline-laced novel about the lengths one warrior will go to fight for freedom and those she loves. A broken world.An overwhelming evil.A team of warriors ready to strike back. Talin is a Striker, a member of an elite … Continue reading Skyhunter #BookReview #skyhunter #dystopian #youngadultfiction #youngadultfantasy #bookworm @fiercereads @marie_lu #audiobook @macmillanaudio

Library Book Sale Haul #bookhaul #bookbuys #librarybooksale #bookworm #booknerd #bookaddict

Hi Everyone! This month my city hosted a two-day library book sale. I attended both days! Here are books I picked out on day one with 50% off for early birds: I paid $18 for 30 books! On day 2, I went with my son. He picked out some books too. There weren't any 50% … Continue reading Library Book Sale Haul #bookhaul #bookbuys #librarybooksale #bookworm #booknerd #bookaddict

Aurora’s End #BookReview #sciencefiction #bookworm #youngadultfantasy #youngadultfiction @getunderlined @amiekaufman @misterkristoff

Synopsis from Penguin Random House: The squad you love is out of time. Prepare for the thrilling finale in the epic, best-selling Aurora Cycle series about a band of unlikely heroes who just might be the galaxy’s last hope for survival. Is this the end?What happens when you ask a bunch of losers, discipline cases, … Continue reading Aurora’s End #BookReview #sciencefiction #bookworm #youngadultfantasy #youngadultfiction @getunderlined @amiekaufman @misterkristoff

October 2021 Wrap-Up #monthlywrapup #readingwrapup #wrapup #bookworm #bookblogger #bookreview @littlebrown @mackidsbooks @getunderlined @harper360 @atriamysterybus

Hi Everyone! Happy November! I can’t believe it. We are almost going to welcome 2022. It sounds so futuristic somehow. Last month I read a whopping 32 books! It sounds huge but I mostly read picture books for my toddler using Amazon kindle unlimited. Amazon is giving me a great deal, 3 months subscription for … Continue reading October 2021 Wrap-Up #monthlywrapup #readingwrapup #wrapup #bookworm #bookblogger #bookreview @littlebrown @mackidsbooks @getunderlined @harper360 @atriamysterybus

My Audiobook Journey #audiobook #bookworm #bookblogger #bookreviewer #books #read

Hi Everyone! Just last year and previous years I was all against audiobooks because I thought I have attention problems and won’t be able to keep up. Well, I started to listen to one just to see what the fuss was about and I just loved it! I especially loved to read along while listening … Continue reading My Audiobook Journey #audiobook #bookworm #bookblogger #bookreviewer #books #read

Aurora Burning #BookReview #auroraburning #youngadultfantasy #youngadultfiction #sciencefiction #bookworm @getunderlined @amiekaufman @misterkristoff

Synopsis from Penguin Random House: Our heroes are back . . . kind of. From the bestselling co-authors of the Illuminae Files comes the second book in the epic Aurora Cycle series about a squad of misfits, losers, and discipline cases who just might be the galaxy’s best hope for survival. First, the bad news: … Continue reading Aurora Burning #BookReview #auroraburning #youngadultfantasy #youngadultfiction #sciencefiction #bookworm @getunderlined @amiekaufman @misterkristoff

September 2021 Wrap-Up #readingwrapup #monthlywrapup #wrapup #bookworm

Hi Everyone! Can’t believe we are already into the fall. I remembered clearly I was just complaining about the icky feelings of sweat on my body every time I went outside due to humidity. Thank goodness it’s cooler now and we can take walks outside without getting so hot and sweaty! Last month I read … Continue reading September 2021 Wrap-Up #readingwrapup #monthlywrapup #wrapup #bookworm

Over the Woodward Wall #BookReview #overthewoodwardwall #middlegradefantasy #mglit #middlegradebook #bookworm @tordotcom @seananmcguire

Synopsis from Macmillan Publishers: Writing as A. Deborah Baker, New York Times bestselling and award-winning author Seanan McGuire introduces readers to a world of talking trees and sarcastic owls, of dangerous mermaids and captivating queens in Over the Woodward Wall, an exceptional tale for readers who are young at heart. If you trust her you’ll … Continue reading Over the Woodward Wall #BookReview #overthewoodwardwall #middlegradefantasy #mglit #middlegradebook #bookworm @tordotcom @seananmcguire

The Orphan Witch #BookReview @pcrutcher #theorphanwitch #bookworm #yafantasy #youngadultbooks @stmartinspress

Synopsis from Macmillan Publishers: A deeper magic. A stronger curse. A family lost…and found. Persephone May has been alone her entire life. Abandoned as an infant and dragged through the foster care system, she wants nothing more than to belong somewhere. To someone. However, Persephone is as strange as she is lonely. Unexplainable things happen … Continue reading The Orphan Witch #BookReview @pcrutcher #theorphanwitch #bookworm #yafantasy #youngadultbooks @stmartinspress

Aurora Rising #BookReview #aurorarising #sciencefiction #youngadultfantasy #youngadultfiction #bookworm #audiobook @getunderlined @amiekaufman @misterkristoff

Synopsis from Penguin Random House: From the New York Times and internationally bestselling authors of the Illuminae Files comes a new science-fiction epic. . . . The year is 2380, and the graduating cadets of Aurora Academy are being assigned their first missions. Star pupil Tyler Jones is ready to recruit the squad of his … Continue reading Aurora Rising #BookReview #aurorarising #sciencefiction #youngadultfantasy #youngadultfiction #bookworm #audiobook @getunderlined @amiekaufman @misterkristoff

The Dire Days of Willowweep Manor #BookReview #bookworm #thediredaysofwillowweepmanor #graphicnovel @simonteen @shaenongarrity #youngadultbooks #yafantasy #gothic

Synopsis from Simon & Schuster: Nimona meets Paper Girls with a literary twist in this wickedly funny graphic novel about a teenager who is swept up in a strange new universe and must save it from an all-consuming evil in order to return home. One dark and stormy night, Haley sees a stranger drowning in … Continue reading The Dire Days of Willowweep Manor #BookReview #bookworm #thediredaysofwillowweepmanor #graphicnovel @simonteen @shaenongarrity #youngadultbooks #yafantasy #gothic

September 2021 TBR #tbr #tbrpile #tbrstack #bookstack #bookpile #bookworm #books #fictionbooks

Hi Everyone! Every month, I make a big TBR of book stack to read. I’m a mood reader so I can’t decide ahead of time what I want to read. Creating a big stack gives me room to decide and at the end of the month, the pile remaining is still big. That’s okay because … Continue reading September 2021 TBR #tbr #tbrpile #tbrstack #bookstack #bookpile #bookworm #books #fictionbooks

August 2021 Wrap Up & Blog Upgrade #readingwrapup #monthlywrapup #bookworm #books #bookreview

Hi Everyone! First off, I’m really excited to share with you that I have upgraded my blog! It’s now http://www.howusefulitis.com and no more additional wordings in it. My free space has been dwindling down and I have been considering an upgrade for awhile. Since the birth of my daughter, I no longer have the luxury … Continue reading August 2021 Wrap Up & Blog Upgrade #readingwrapup #monthlywrapup #bookworm #books #bookreview

July 2021 Wrap Up #readingwrapup #monthlywrapup #wrapup #bookreview #bookworm #picturebooks

Hi Everyone! The new month is almost ending and I’m doing a previous month’s wrap! Yeah, time really do fly past me by. I’m on a race to read more books because my unread TBR seems to grow longer and longer. I don’t want to miss out on all of the good reads! I have … Continue reading July 2021 Wrap Up #readingwrapup #monthlywrapup #wrapup #bookreview #bookworm #picturebooks

The Hollow Heart #BookReview #youngadultfantasy #youngadultbook #bookworm #thehollowheart @fiercereads #lgbtbooks @marierutkoski

Synopsis from Macmillan Publishers: Intrigue, romance, and magic abound in The Hollow Heart, the heart-stopping conclusion to Marie Rutkoski’s Forgotten Gods duology. At the end of The Midnight Lie, Nirrim offered up her heart to the god of thieves in order to restore her people’s memories of their city’s history. The Half Kith who once … Continue reading The Hollow Heart #BookReview #youngadultfantasy #youngadultbook #bookworm #thehollowheart @fiercereads #lgbtbooks @marierutkoski

Nothing but Blackened Teeth #BookReview @casskhaw @tornightfire #horrorbook #bookworm #nothingbutblackenedteeth #ghoststory

Synopsis from Macmillan Publishers: Cassandra Khaw's Nothing But Blackened Teeth is a gorgeously creepy haunted house tale, steeped in Japanese folklore and full of devastating twists. A Heian-era mansion stands abandoned, its foundations resting on the bones of a bride and its walls packed with the remains of the girls sacrificed to keep her company. … Continue reading Nothing but Blackened Teeth #BookReview @casskhaw @tornightfire #horrorbook #bookworm #nothingbutblackenedteeth #ghoststory

The Midnight Lie #BookReview @marierutkoski #themidnightlie @fiercereads #yafantasy #lgbtbooks

Synopsis from Macmillan Publishers: Set in the world of the New York Times–bestselling Winner’s Trilogy, Marie Rutkoski's The Midnight Lie is an epic LGBTQ romantic fantasy about learning to free ourselves from the lies others tell us—and the lies we tell ourselves. Where Nirrim lives, crime abounds, a harsh tribunal rules, and society’s pleasures are … Continue reading The Midnight Lie #BookReview @marierutkoski #themidnightlie @fiercereads #yafantasy #lgbtbooks

The House in the Cerulean Sea #BookReview #thehouseintheceruleansea @macmillanaudio @tjklune @torbooks #bookworm #yafantasy #lgbtbooks

Synopsis from Macmillan Publishers: A magical island. A dangerous task. A burning secret. Linus Baker leads a quiet, solitary life. At forty, he lives in a tiny house with a devious cat and his old records. As a Case Worker at the Department in Charge Of Magical Youth, he spends his days overseeing the well-being … Continue reading The House in the Cerulean Sea #BookReview #thehouseintheceruleansea @macmillanaudio @tjklune @torbooks #bookworm #yafantasy #lgbtbooks

All of Us Villains #BookReview @amandafoody @torteen #allofusvillains #yafantasy #bookworm

Synopsis from Macmillan Publishers: The blockbuster co-writing debut of Amanda Foody and Christine Lynn Herman, All of Us Villains begins a dark tale of ambition and magick… You Fell in Love with the Victors of the Hunger Games.Now Prepare to Meet the Villains of the Blood Veil. The Blood Moon rises. The Blood Veil falls. … Continue reading All of Us Villains #BookReview @amandafoody @torteen #allofusvillains #yafantasy #bookworm

Little Free Library Tour #littlefreelibrary #unhaul #donatedbooks #bookworm

Hi Everyone! I’m so intrigued by these little free libraries, don’t you? I learned of its existence through other bookworms on Instagram. My first encounter of it in person was during a trip to Memphis, TN few years ago. This little free library was located at a park. Then last year, I happened to drive … Continue reading Little Free Library Tour #littlefreelibrary #unhaul #donatedbooks #bookworm