Weekly Wrap-up : (11/01/’21) #WeeklyWrapup #WeekinReading
Hello Readers! I hope you are all safe and well and your week had me great. Last week, again there were change in schedule. I couldn’t read couple of days because of cold but I managed to read 2 books. This week is going to be same with Kite festival on 14th and 15th and wedding function this weekend. It’s going to be fun week and I don’t have any review tour for next 2 weeks, I’m going to enjoy relax reading. I started watching Teen Wolf and first episode was interesting and I will continue watching.
What I read last week –
Fallen Princeborn: Chosen by Jean Lee
I wish I had read this just after the first book as it’s in continuation, there was no repetition and it was tough to recall every important points from first book and it took me time to even remember all secondary characters but once I got the grip I couldn’t stop reading this. This was so much action. Lot was going on, there were interesting and surprising twist and turns and I so enjoyed reading about evil family of Liam. It ended with cliff hanger with no knowing how last battle ended. I hope author release third book as soon as possible.
Dishonoured by Jem Tugwell
What a thrilling psychological thriller this was. I couldn’t see turns and twists coming until the hint were given and even with them I failed to be completely right as there were so many red herrings leading me astray. This book proves no one can say who is the real person behind all the masks they wear. This is tour book and my review will be up tomorrow.
Next I’ll be reading –
A Wolf for a Spell by Karah Sutton
The Girl Who Drank the Moon meets Pax in this fantastical tale of a wolf who forms an unlikely alliance with Baba Yaga to save the forest from a wicked tsar.
Since she was a pup, Zima has been taught to fear humans—especially witches—but when her family is threatened, she has no choice but to seek help from the witch Baba Yaga.
Baba Yaga never does magic for free, but it just so happens that she needs a wolf’s keen nose for a secret plan she’s brewing… Before Zima knows what’s happening, the witch has cast a switching spell and run off into the woods, while Zima is left behind in Baba Yaga’s hut—and Baba Yaga’s body!
Meanwhile, a young village girl named Nadya is also seeking the witch’s help, and when she meets Zima (in Baba Yaga’s form), they discover that they face a common enemy. With danger closing in, Zima must unite the wolves, the witches and the villagers against an evil that threatens them all.
“Karah Sutton has crafted a vivid and rollicking adventure that proves a wolf doesn’t have to be big or bad to win the day!” —Rosanne Parry, New York Times bestselling author of A Wolf Called Wander
I had to put this aside to finish Dishonoured in time of tour but I will start reading it today. No more delays.
It’s All Love: Reflections for Your Heart & Soul by Jenna Ortega
This uplifting and beautifully illustrated gift book from award-winning actress Jenna Ortega will inspire you to lean into faith and love and family during life’s most difficult, and most joyous, moments.
I want you, my readers, to know that you are not alone. We are in this together.
This collection from actress Jenna Ortega is filled with Jenna’s own original quotes and affirmations, alongside intimate, personal stories about growing up Latina in Hollywood, working through depression, falling in–and out of–love, losing close family members, and so much more.
Jenna has had to balance her acting career, her private life, and public expectations from a young age, and she’s learned that the only way to get through it all is to wake up every morning and affirm her commitment to herself, her faith, her mental health, and her family. In this honest and moving debut, she shares openly and intimately what it means to live this life of self-appreciation.
Jenna’s vulnerability will remind readers that there’s power within us all and we are not alone in our struggles.
I received this in Jan/Feb NetGalley widgets from Penguin. Now I don’t remember watching any movie of Jenna Ortega and if I’m not wrong she is just 18. Goodreads rating doesn’t look positive and that only one review was really shocking but anyway, I’m curious to read this illustrated non-fiction.
Waiting for Tom Hanks (Waiting for Tom Hanks #1) by Kerry Winfrey
Can a romcom-obsessed romantic finally experience the meet-cute she always dreamed of or will reality never compare to fiction, in this charming debut adult novel from Kerry Winfrey.
Annie Cassidy dreams of being the next Nora Ephron. She spends her days writing screenplays, rewatching Sleepless in Seattle, and waiting for her movie-perfect meet-cute. If she could just find her own Tom Hanks—a man who’s sweet, sensitive, and possibly owns a houseboat—her problems would disappear and her life would be perfect. But Tom Hanks is nowhere in sight.
When a movie starts filming in her neighborhood and Annie gets a job on set, it seems like a sign. Then Annie meets the lead actor, Drew Danforth, a cocky prankster who couldn’t be less like Tom Hanks if he tried. Their meet-cute is more of a meet-fail, but soon Annie finds herself sharing some classic rom-com moments with Drew. Her Tom Hanks can’t be an actor who’s leaving town in a matter of days…can he?
I had second book of this series but didn’t have this first one until I won it as winner of reading challenge of YA buddy reader’s corner on Goodreads. I wanted to read second book ever since I received it from penguin but now that I have first one I can’t wait to dive into this series.
Have you read any of these books or going to read soon? What are you planning to read this week?
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Kaya @ afictionalbookworm
ooh, a wolf for a spell and waiting for tom hanks sounds so good!! great post💜
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Thank you, Kaya! 💜
I’ve heard good things about Teen Wolf. Maybe I’ll get to it someday? Hope you enjoy!
I love how organised you are- my diary is nowhere as neat as yours! I’ll be looking to your review of Dishonoured tomorrow. I’ve already added A Wolf for a Spell after reading Debjani’s review, but would love to know what you make of it. Zima (Winter) is such a cool name…she’s bound to be a fantastic character!
Enjoy Kite fectival and the wedding function at weekend – it’s nice to relax a little bit after all the worries you’ve had!
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Thank you, Toni! Oh I’m not that neat-and-clean-diary person. keeping journal is new thing for me and I don’t want to mess it so I don’t write with pen until the post is up. I plan week with pencil and I often change dates of post unless it’s blog tour.
I’m sure you will love Dishonoured. I can’t wait to start A Wolf for a Spell. I enjoyed Debjani’s post as well.