Top Three Thursday – Bookish Worlds I’d Want to/Never Want to Live In

Hello wonderlandians. Today I have great top three for you today. It’s brought to by That Artsy Reader Girl. This is actually next weeks prompt but I am rebel. Mistress of the Underworld here. So yea.

The set up for this one. Two places I want to live and one place I never want to step foot in. I’m very excited for this one. I’m always excited.

3 – Hunger Games

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One place I never want to go is the hunger games. I will would die in the first nano second. This place terrifies me.

2 – Emerge and Submerge

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You’ll I have no idea how badly I want to be a mermaid. So living in the world of Emerge and Submerge by Tobi Easton would be so much for fun!

1 – Vampire Academy

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I talk about Vampire Academy enough. I would drop everything to be in this world.

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Until next time

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Ashten

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Top Three Thursday – Books I’d Slay a Lion to Get Early

Hello, wonderlandians. Happy Thursday! I hope yours is going really well. So with my computer being down for the count right now I am doing a lot of posts and scheduling them to go out. I find it’s easier to do it on the computer. So today’s prompt That Artsy Reader Girl.  Books I’d Slay a Lion to Get Early?!

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So in this case the lion would be eating me. Plus I would let it. I can’t hurt an animal. So lets begin.

3 – Sea Witch

Sea Witch by [Henning, Sarah]

Wicked meets The Little Mermaid in the captivating origin story of the sea’s most iconic villainess, perfect for fans of Heartless and Dorothy Must Die.

Ever since her best friend Anna died, Evie has been an outcast in her small fishing town. Hiding her talents, mourning her loss, drowning in her guilt.

Then a girl with an uncanny resemblance to Anna appears on the shore, and the two girls catch the eyes of two charming princes. Suddenly Evie feels like she might finally have a chance at her own happily ever after.

But magic isn’t kind, and her new friend harbors secrets of her own. She can’t stay in Havnestad—or on two legs—without Evie’s help. And when Evie reaches deep into the power of her magic to save her friend’s humanity—and her prince’s heart—she discovers, too late, what she’s bargained away.

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Now I have never read Dorthy Must Die and I don’t think I ever will but this is a Wicked meets the Little Mermaid. You know I am all over that.

2 – The Emerald Sea

The Emerald Sea (The Glittering Court) by [Mead, Richelle]

Tamsin Wright is unstoppable. She must become the Glittering Court’s diamond: the girl with the highest test scores, the most glamorous wardrobe, and the greatest opportunities to match with an elite suitor in the New World. Training alongside other girls in the Glittering Court, Tamsin immerses herself completely in lessons about etiquette, history, and music–everything a high-society wife would need to know. Once she’s married, she’ll be able to afford a better life for her family, so the sacrifice is worth it if she can be the best.

When her friendship with Mira and Adelaide, her roommates at the Glittering Court, threatens her status as the top-ranked prospect, she does the only thing she knows will keep her on track: she cuts them out of her life. But when her voyage across the sea goes off course, Tamsin must use her unrelenting grit and determination to survive the harsh winter far north of her intended destination in hopes of making it back to the Glittering Court in time to secure a proposal–and a comfortable future for her family.

Experiencing new cultures and beliefs for the first time, Tamsin realizes that her careful studies haven’t prepared her for everything, and with new alliances formed with roguish tradesman Jago Robinson and good-natured minister Gideon Stewart, Tamsin’s heart begins to be pulled in different directions. But she can’t let her brewing attraction get in the way of her ultimate goal: protecting the secret she holds closest to her heart, the one that would unravel everything she’s worked for if it’s uncovered.

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Now this one hurts me to put as number two because to hello Richelle Mead wrote it. She is queen. She wrote my all time favorite series Vampire Academy. This is my most anticipated book of 2018.

1 – Immerse

There is no cover for this. There at this time is no release date. This is written by Tobie Easton. I would love to get my hands on this next book. The way the second book ended. Like you guys have know ideas what I would do get my hands on the next book. I think of the ending to book and OMG. I swear it is with me everyday. Just Richelle Meads Shadow Kiss book.

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Until next time

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Ashten

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Top Three Tuesday – Books I Could Re-Read Forever

Hello, wonderlandians. Happy Thursday. I hope your week is going great. Recently I got to thinking about all the stories I could reread forever.

3 – Gabriel’s Inferno

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2- Maybe Someday

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1 – Vampire Academy

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Bonus

1 – Heist Society

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2 – Fifty Shades of Grey

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3 – Obsidian

4 – Emerge

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Ashten

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Top Three Thursday – Books I Just HAD To Buy…But Are Still Sitting On My Bookshelf

Hello, wonderlandians. It’s Thursday. So you know that means Top Three Thursday. Today’s prompt is from The Broke and The Bookish. We all have books that we just had to buy but now they are just sitting on our shelves never have been read.

Here are three books that are just sitting on my book shelve.

3 – Blue is for Nightmares

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2 – Bratfest at Tiffany’s

1 – Golden Lily ( This one is a sin for me)

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Top Three Thursday – Books That Take Place In Another Country

Hello, wonderlandians. How is your Thursday? I hope it’s going good. Today’s prompt comes to us from That Artsy Reader Girl.

Now I really like this topic. I find that I really don’t read to many books that actually take place in another country. Which strikes me as odd. This is really the only way I get to travel to these places.

Now all I can think about is how to segway into this next part of the post.

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I have been watching way to much threadbangers lately! 

3 – A THOUSAND PIECES OF YOU 

A Thousand Pieces of You (Firebird Book 1) by [Gray, Claudia]

This book actually takes places in many different countries through out the whole book. I really feel like I am part of the story and the culture of these places. This is one book I would really recommend.

Get the book here

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2 – A Job From Hell

A Job From Hell (Ancient Legends Book 1) by [Scott, Jayde]

I have talked about this book before in another one of my Top Three Thursdays that one was all about freebies. This book takes place in Scotland. This book has everything that I love in a book. Vampires and every other creature of the night.

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1. Geek Girl 

Geek Girl by [Smale, Holly]

This books is so good and it takes place in England. The main character is so quirky. I love it.

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Ashten

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Top Three Thursday – Books I Had Strong Emotions Over

Hello, wonderlandians. How is your day going? I just want to start off and say I am sorry for the lack of posts this week. I have been a little off. I am working on getting back on track and I will have some awesome stuff this month. Today, I am going to be talking about the three I have had strong emotions over.

Number 3.

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Synopsis

Billy has long dreamt of owning not one, but two, dogs. So when he’s finally able to save up enough money for two pups to call his own—Old Dan and Little Ann—he’s ecstatic. It doesn’t matter that times are tough; together they’ll roam the hills of the Ozarks.

Soon Billy and his hounds become the finest hunting team in the valley. Stories of their great achievements spread throughout the region, and the combination of Old Dan’s brawn, Little Ann’s brains, and Billy’s sheer will seems unbeatable. But tragedy awaits these determined hunters—now friends—and Billy learns that hope can grow out of despair, and that the seeds of the future can come from the scars of the past.

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My Thoughts

I remember reading this book back when I was in 8th grade so it has been 11 years since i have rad this book. I loved this book. I listened to audiobook when I was school. The way that Billy has to save and work for the dogs that he has wanted for a long time really teaches kids a good lesson. You have to work for what you want in life. Plus having those dogs really helped him learn some responsibility. Defiantly would recommend to all kids.

Number 2

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Synopsis

After severely injuring Peter Driscal in an empty parking lot, mischief-maker Cole Matthews is in major trouble. But instead of jail time, Cole is given another option: attend Circle Justice, an alternative program that sends juvenile offenders to a remote Alaskan Island to focus on changing their ways. Desperate to avoid prison, Cole fakes humility and agrees to go.

While there, Cole is mauled by a mysterious white bear and left for dead. Thoughts of his abusive parents, helpless Peter, and his own anger cause him to examine his actions and seek redemption—from the spirit bear that attacked him, from his victims, and from himself.

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My thoughts

I really don’t remember this book being as dark as the synopsis says it to be. I do remember the boy getting mauled by the bear. If I am not mistaken there is a little bit of the Greek mythology Sisyphus. He was the guy punished to roll the boulder a hill for he rest of his life only to roll back down once he got it to the top. I don’t know why this stood out to me. I was in the 8th grade when we read this book. I remember having a strong feeling towards this book.

Number 1.

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Synopsis

In a future where the Population Police enforce the law limiting a family to only two children, Luke, an illegal third child, has lived all his twelve years in isolation and fear on his family’s farm in this start to the Shadow Children series from Margaret Peterson Haddix.

Luke has never been to school. He’s never had a birthday party, or gone to a friend’s house for an overnight. In fact, Luke has never had a friend.

Luke is one of the shadow children, a third child forbidden by the Population Police. He’s lived his entire life in hiding, and now, with a new housing development replacing the woods next to his family’s farm, he is no longer even allowed to go outside.

Then, one day Luke sees a girl’s face in the window of a house where he knows two other children already live. Finally, he’s met a shadow child like himself. Jen is willing to risk everything to come out of the shadows — does Luke dare to become involved in her dangerous plan? Can he afford not to?

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My thoughts

This book took me into the world. I was the girl next store. I was the mother trying to keep my boy safe. I was in every part of this book. It consumed me. That is the best way I can described it.

What are some book that you have had strong emotions for? Have you read any of these? If so, which one was your favorite?

Thank you for joining me here in our little part of wonderland. Please don’t forget to feed the unicorns on your way out.

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Ashten

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Top Three Thursday – Favorite Places to Read

Hello, wonderlandians. It is Thursday. You want to know how I feel about today.

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Yes, wonderlandians I feel like this Thursday is a big fat brick wall that standing in the way of my weekend. I have so many things going on this weekend. I have a birthday party on Saturday and then the 24 in 48 hour read-a-thon is this weekend. I will be doing and official announcement later either today or tomorrow. Explaining how I will be going on about that read-a-thon.

You are here for my top three favorite places that I love read. I got this prompt off The Broke and The Bookish. Let’s jump right in.

3. The Books Store

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It is the best place. My favorite time to go though is in the spring. There is a Barns and Noble near where I live. So on my days off from work during the week I love to go there and just sit by the window and read. I can be there for house. Hardly any kids are there because they are in school.

2. The Valley

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Spring and summer are the times to be outside and reading. There is a spot in the valley that is near where I live that looks just like this spot above. take a beach towel, snacks, music, and my book I am set for the day.

1. Bed

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Why? It is the most comfortable place on this planet. I can’t think of the perfect way to end my day than with a good book covered up under neath the my warm blankets.

Alright guys where do you like to read? Let me know.

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Ashten

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Top Three Thursday – Series I’d Want On a Desert Island

Hello, wonderlandians! Happy Thursday. Today we are doing my kind of post other than a book review. Which by the way I have like coming your way. I just have to get them finished. We are going to be doing is series I want on a dessert island with me but we can only choose three.

Number 3.

Vampire Academy

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Number 2.

Fifty Shades of Grey

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Number 1.

What if Series

Thank you guys for stopping by our little part of wonderland. Soory this is not like my usual Top Three. I am really not feeling well today and i really wanted to gwt this up for you. Dobt forget to feed the unicorna on your way out.

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Ashten

Top Three Thursday – Childhood Favorites

Hello, my wonderlandians. How is your week going?

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Mine is going really well. Today I am so excited for today’s post. Once again I am taking a prompt from The Broke and The Bookish. We are going to take about our favorite childhood books. Tell me what some are your favorites books were as a child.

Here we go.

Number 3.

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Synopsis 

Where the Sidewalk Ends turns forty! Celebrate with this anniversary edition that features an eye-catching commemorative red sticker. This classic poetry collection, which is both outrageously funny and profound, has been the most beloved of Shel Silverstein’s poetry books for generations.

Where the sidewalk ends, Shel Silverstein’s world begins. There you’ll meet a boy who turns into a TV set and a girl who eats a whale. The Unicorn and the Bloath live there, and so does Sarah Cynthia Sylvia Stout who will not take the garbage out. It is a place where you wash your shadow and plant diamond gardens, a place where shoes fly, sisters are auctioned off, and crocodiles go to the dentist.

Shel Silverstein’s masterful collection of poems and drawings is one of Parent & Child magazine’s 100 Greatest Books for Kids. School Library Journal said, “Silverstein has an excellent sense of rhythm and rhyme and a good ear for alliteration and assonance that make these poems a pleasure to read aloud.”

Shel Silverstein’s incomparable career as a children’s book author and illustrator began with Lafcadio, the Lion Who Shot Back. In 1964, Shel’s creativity continued to flourish as four more books were published in the same year—Don’t Bump the Glump!, A Giraffe and a Half, Who Wants a Cheap Rhinoceros?, and the beloved classic The Giving Tree. Later he continued to build his remarkable body of work with Where the Sidewalk Ends, A Light in the Attic, Falling Up, Every Thing On It, The Missing Piece, The Missing Piece Meets the Big O, and Runny Babbit.

This book was life for me when I was a little kid. I first heard about this book back when I was in the second grade. My teacher would read it to us for story time. Yes, we still did story time when I was 7 years old. I remember going into my school library and there were three kids always fighting over this book. I was always the victor. Look I did not become mistress of the underworld with out being a little sneaky.

Number 2.

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Synopsis 

Blubber is a thick layer of fat that lies under the skin and over the muscles of whales . . . When Linda innocently reads out her class project, everyone finds it funny. Linda can’t help it if she’s fat, but what starts as a joke leads to a sustained and cruel ritual of humiliation. Jill knows she should defend Linda, but at first she’s too scared. When she eventually stands up to the bullies, she becomes their next victim – and what’s worse, Linda is now on their side . . . Judy Blume has written some of the best books of our time about real-life issues – family stress and pressures, what happens when your parents divorce, the problems of growing up and sexual awakening, bereavement – with insight, sensitivity and honesty. The response of readers all around the world continues to make her one of the best-loved writers ever published.

This book is rather special to me. When I was a kid you could not get me to read for my life. I had a really hard time reading. I was below my reading level for the longest time. My grandmother gave me the book because she thought I would really like it. Well she was right. I could not put the book. Why it make it so special is because the book belonged to my grandmother.

Number 1.

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Synopsis 

An extraordinarily different story by Robert Munsch is a gentle affirmation of the love a parent feels for their child–forever. Sheila McGraw’s soft and colorful pastels perfectly complement the sentiment of the book–one that will be read repeatedly for years.

If you guys have not read this book go do! My great grandma, my grandma, and my mom loved this book. So I. I want to cry just thinking about. I would beg my mom to read this to me every night before bed. My mom would start crying before the end of the book. I never understood why. I would ask her and she said that they were happy tears. I would just laugh at her. Now I get it every time I read the book I start to ball my eyes out.

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Seriously, me now. This book is so beautiful.

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Ashten

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Top Three Thursday – Top Ten Books I’m Looking Forward to In 2018

Hello, wonderlandians! Today is Thursday. It is one more day until we reach Friday. Then it’s the weekend then we got two days and it’s the new year.

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One thing I know about the new year is that there are a whole bunch of books that are coming out. My TBR list is about to grow by about another hundred books. This is a very true story. We all have those certain books that we are looking forward to that are coming out in the New Year. For me, there are three that I am so excited to get my hands on within the new year. One of them does not have a release date yet. At least I think it’s coming out next year. The author hasn’t even finished writing it yet. So I’m putting the cart before the horse and I’m saying that it’s coming out next year I think it might be coming out late next year. Sorry I’m rambling I tend to do that but I’m still excited about this post.

I just want to take a quick moment to say thank you for everybody who has been liking, commenting, and following this blog. This blog is almost 4 weeks old. Wow! I cannot believe it. I am so looking forward to all of the things that will be coming within the new year.

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Now back to our regularly scheduled blog. Top three books I am most looking forward to reading within the new year.

3. Busted

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Marisa wasn’t planning to be a snoop for hire—until she accidentally caught her best friend’s boyfriend making out with another girl. Now her reputation for sniffing out cheaters has spread all over school, and Marisa finds herself the reluctant queen of busting two-timing boys.

But when ex-frenemy Kendall asks her to spy on her boyfriend, TJ, Marisa quickly discovers the girl TJ might be falling for is Marisa herself. And worse yet? The feelings are quickly becoming mutual. Now, she’s stuck spying on a “mystery girl” and the spoken-for guy who just might be the love of her life…

Amazon – Busted

2. Sea Witch

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Everyone knows what happens in the end.
A mermaid, a prince, a true love’s kiss.
But before that young siren’s tale, there were three friends.
One feared, one royal, and one already dead.

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Ever since her best friend, Anna, drowned, Evie has been an outcast in her small fishing town. A freak. A curse. A witch.

A girl with an uncanny resemblance to Anna appears offshore and, though the girl denies it, Evie is convinced that her best friend actually survived. That her own magic wasn’t so powerless after all. And, as the two girls catch the eyes—and hearts—of two charming princes, Evie believes that she might finally have a chance at her own happily ever after.

But her new friend has secrets of her own. She can’t stay in Havnestad, or on two legs unless Evie finds a way to help her. Now Evie will do anything to save her friend’s humanity, along with her prince’s heart—harnessing the power of her magic, her ocean, and her love until she discovers, too late, the truth of her bargain.

The rise of Hans Christian Andersen’s iconic villainess is a heart-wrenching story of friendship, betrayal, and a girl pushed beyond her limits—to become a monster.

(my mission in the new year is to read more mermaid related books.) 

Amazon – Sea Witch

1.  IMMERSE

There is really no news about this book. It is the third and final book in Tobie Easton’s  Mer Chronicles Series. I know I keep bringing up this book but this is my most anticipated read of next year!

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SERIOUSLY GO READ TEH FIRST TWO BOOKS!

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Ashten

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