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

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

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

As Good As Dead #BookReview @hojay92 @getunderlined @prhaudio #mysterybook #thrillerbook #youngadultfiction #youngadultbook #bookworm #book #audiobook #asgoodasdead

Synopsis from Penguin Random House: THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING SERIES WITH OVER ONE MILLION COPIES SOLD • The highly anticipated finale to the A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder series, the instant bestsellers that read like your favorite true crime podcast or show. By the end of this mystery series, you’ll never think of … Continue reading As Good As Dead #BookReview @hojay92 @getunderlined @prhaudio #mysterybook #thrillerbook #youngadultfiction #youngadultbook #bookworm #book #audiobook #asgoodasdead

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

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

Good Girl, Bad Blood #BookReview #goodgirlbadblood #mysterybooks #thrillerbooks @getunderlined @hojay92 #bookworm #audiobook #youngadultbooks

Synopsis from Penguin Random House: NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER The highly anticipated sequel to the international bestseller, A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder! More dark secrets are exposed in this addictive, true-crime fueled mystery. Pip is not a detective anymore. With the help of Ravi Singh, she released a true-crime podcast about the murder case … Continue reading Good Girl, Bad Blood #BookReview #goodgirlbadblood #mysterybooks #thrillerbooks @getunderlined @hojay92 #bookworm #audiobook #youngadultbooks

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

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

A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder #BookReview #agoodgirlsguidetomurder #youngadultfiction #youngadultbook #mysterybook #thrillerbook @getunderlined #audiobook @hojay92

Synopsis from Penguin Random House: Everyone in Fairview knows the story. Pretty and popular high school senior Andie Bell was murdered by her boyfriend, Sal Singh, who then killed himself. It was all anyone could talk about. And five years later, Pip sees how the tragedy still haunts her town. But she can’t shake the … Continue reading A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder #BookReview #agoodgirlsguidetomurder #youngadultfiction #youngadultbook #mysterybook #thrillerbook @getunderlined #audiobook @hojay92

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 Missing Hours #BookReview #themissinghours #mysterybooks #thrillerbooks #bookworm #adultfiction #fictionbooks @minotaurbooks @juliadahl

Synopsis from Macmillan Publishers: From the critically acclaimed author of Invisible City and Conviction, The Missing Hours is a novel about obsession, privilege, and the explosive consequences of one violent act. From a distance, Claudia Castro has it all: a famous family, a trust fund, thousands of Instagram followers, and a spot in NYU’s freshman … Continue reading The Missing Hours #BookReview #themissinghours #mysterybooks #thrillerbooks #bookworm #adultfiction #fictionbooks @minotaurbooks @juliadahl

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

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

Grown #BookReview #grown #bookworm #yabooks #youngadultfiction @harperaudio @harpercollins

Synopsis from HarperCollins: Award-winning author Tiffany D. Jackson delivers another riveting, ripped-from-the-headlines mystery that exposes horrific secrets hiding behind the limelight and embraces the power of a young woman’s voice. When legendary R&B artist Korey Fields spots Enchanted Jones at an audition, her dreams of being a famous singer take flight. Until Enchanted wakes up … Continue reading Grown #BookReview #grown #bookworm #yabooks #youngadultfiction @harperaudio @harpercollins

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

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

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

Made in Korea #BookReview #madeinkorea #youngadultbooks #yacontemporary #bookworm @simonteen

Synopsis from Simon & Schuster: Frankly in Love meets Shark Tank in this feel-good romantic comedy about two entrepreneurial Korean American teens who butt heads—and maybe fall in love—while running competing Korean beauty businesses at their high school. There’s nothing Valerie Kwon loves more than making a good sale. Together with her cousin Charlie, they … Continue reading Made in Korea #BookReview #madeinkorea #youngadultbooks #yacontemporary #bookworm @simonteen

Down Comes the Night #BookReview @wednesdaybooks #downcomesthenight @allisonhsaft #bookworm #yafantasy #youngadultbooks

Synopsis from Macmillan Publishers: Allison Saft’s Down Comes the Night is a snow-drenched romantic fantasy that keeps you racing through the pages long into the night. He saw the darkness in her magic. She saw the magic in his darkness. Wren Southerland’s reckless use of magic has cost her everything: she's been dismissed from the … Continue reading Down Comes the Night #BookReview @wednesdaybooks #downcomesthenight @allisonhsaft #bookworm #yafantasy #youngadultbooks

A Golden Fury – #BookReview & #BlogTour @smcohoe @wednesdaybooks #yafantasy #bookworm #agoldenfury

Synopsis from NetGalley: In her debut novel A Golden Fury, Samantha Cohoe weaves a story of magic and danger, where the curse of the Philosopher’s Stone will haunt you long after the final page. Thea Hope longs to be an alchemist out of the shadow of her famous mother. The two of them are close … Continue reading A Golden Fury – #BookReview & #BlogTour @smcohoe @wednesdaybooks #yafantasy #bookworm #agoldenfury