Daisy Jones and the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid (Audiobook Review)

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Synopsis:

“Everyone knows Daisy Jones & The Six, but nobody knows the reason behind their split at the absolute height of their popularity . . . until now.

Daisy is a girl coming of age in L.A. in the late sixties, sneaking into clubs on the Sunset Strip, sleeping with rock stars, and dreaming of singing at the Whisky a Go Go. The sex and drugs are thrilling, but it’s the rock and roll she loves most. By the time she’s twenty, her voice is getting noticed, and she has the kind of heedless beauty that makes people do crazy things.

Also getting noticed is The Six, a band led by the brooding Billy Dunne. On the eve of their first tour, his girlfriend Camila finds out she’s pregnant, and with the pressure of impending fatherhood and fame, Billy goes a little wild on the road.

Daisy and Billy cross paths when a producer realizes that the key to supercharged success is to put the two together. What happens next will become the stuff of legend.

The making of that legend is chronicled in this riveting and unforgettable novel, written as an oral history of one of the biggest bands of the seventies. Taylor Jenkins Reid is a talented writer who takes her work to a new level with Daisy Jones & The Six, brilliantly capturing a place and time in an utterly distinctive voice.”

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November 2019 TBR!!

Hey guys!! I am back today to tell you about all of the books that I plan on reading during the month of November!!

So November, as per usual, will be crazy. Is anyone surprised at this point? School is wrapping up for the semester. Work is going to be the death of me. Thanksgiving is coming up here in the US. Oh and on top of that, it’s NaNoWriMo this month.

With that said, I’ve given myself at somewhat decent sized TBR this month.

I will say that I am doing 2 read-a-thons at the end of the month in which I will have separate TBRs for that so stay tuned for those!

With all that said, here are the books that I hope to read!

So there is my TBR for November! Crossing my fingers that I can read all of these books (plus the ones on my read-a-thon TBRs) this month.

I know I have been mentioning this in most of my TBRs and wrap ups but I am still catching up on reviews. Once I am all caught up on those, I will have reviews for all of these books (except for Empire of Storms and Tower of Dawn) up here on the blog!! I also have a full series review for all of the books in the Throne of Glass series (up to Empire of Storm) and a separate review for Tower of Dawn up on my YouTube channel (which you can find here!)

What do you plan on reading in November? Let me know in the comments!

Happy Reading!

October 2019 Wrap Up!!

Hey guys!! Today I am here to talk about all of the books that I read in the month of October!!

So, as predicted, October ended up being a crazy month. What else is new. Besides school and work being the usual insanity, I also spent a lot of time prepping for NaNoWriMo. Getting some sort of outline ready and what not.

With that said, I did manage to read 3 books last month.

So here are my monthly stats and the books I read!

Stats

  • Books read: 3
  • DNF’s: 0
  • Physical books: 2
  • E-books: 1
  • Audiobooks: 0
  • Review books/ARCs: 2
  • Read-a-Thons participated in: 1
  • Genres:
    • Fantasy: 0
    • Science Fiction: 1
    • Contemporary: 1
    • Historical Fiction: 0
    • Thriller/Mystery/Horror: 1
    • Other: 0
  • Ratings:
    • No rating: 0
    • 1 star: 0
    • 2 stars: 1
    • 3 stars: 1
    • 4 stars: 1
    • 5 stars: 0

Books Read

  • Red, White, and Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston: 2/5
  • Tuesday Mooney Talks to Ghosts by Kate Raculia: 3/5 (ARC sent to me for review by the publisher)
  • The Unadjusteds by Marisa Noelle: 4/5 (ARC sent to me for a blog tour by the publisher)

So there you have it. All of the books that I read in October. I know I’ve said this at the end of the past few months, but I am still behind on reviews. I have a review for The Unadjusteds already up here on the blog and once I am all caught up on other reviews, I will have reviews for Red, White, and Royal Blue as well as Tuesday Mooney Talks to Ghosts up as well.

What did you guys read in October? Let me know in the comments!!

BLOG TOUR: The Unadjusteds by Marissa Noelle

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Synopsis:

“Sixteen-year-old Silver Melody lives in a world where 80% of the population has modified their DNA. Known as the altereds, those people now possess enhancements like wings, tails, and increased strength or intelligence. Although Silver’s parents created the nanite pill used to deliver these genetic modifications, Silver is proud of her unadjusted state.

However, when the president declares all unadjusteds must take a nanite, Silver has no choice but to flee the city with her father and some friends to prevent the extinction of the unadjusteds.

With Silver’s mother in prison for treason, Silver’s father is the unadjusteds’ only hope at finding a cure. But time is running out as Silver’s father is captured by the president’s almost immortal army. Vicious hellhounds are on Silver’s trail, and her only chance to recover her father involves teaming up with a new group of unlikely friends before all humanity is lost.”

 

Bio:

Marisa Noelle is the writer of MG & YA SFF & mental health novels. The Shadow Keepers is due out July 2019, The Unadjusteds in November 2019 & The Mermaid Chronicles – Secrets of the Deep at the end of 2019. When she’s not writing or reading or watching movies, she enjoys swimming. In the pool she likes to imagine she could be a mermaid and become part of some of her make-believe words. In the water, she can ignore the real world and focus on the plots of new novels and scenes. She lives in Woking, UK with her husband and three children.

Author links:

Author website — https://www.marisanoelle.com

Goodreads — https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/18305427.Marisa_Noelle

Facebook — http://www.facebook.com/marisanoelle77

Instagram — https://www.instagram.com/MarisaNoelle77/

Twitter  — https://twitter.com/MarisaNoelle77

Book links:

Amazon — https://amzn.to/32vaAnI

Goodreads — https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/41151459-the-unadjusteds

Review:

Overall, I really enjoyed this story. I think that this science fiction world that the author created for this story was very different than anything else I have read. It had kind of a dystopian aspect to it which always adds another element to a story that I enjoy. I think that all of the characters were written very well and grew a to from beginning to end. Overall, a very enjoyable story and I can’t wait to see what this author writes in the future.

RATING: 4/5

October 2019 TBR!

Hey everyone!! Today I am here to tell you about all of the books that I plan on reading in the month of October!!

So October really (as of right now) won’t be a busy month. Though work and school will keep me occupied for most of the month, I think I can still bring myself to do some good reading. I am participating in Spook-a-Thon which is happening October 14-20 but I will have a separate TBR for that once it gets closer to the start of the read-a-thon. I also will be prepping for NaNoWriMo next month so that will be keeping me busy.

With all that said, here are the books that I plan on reading this month!

  • Red, White, and Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston (currently reading)
  • It by Stephen King (currently listening to on audiobook)
  • Tuesday Mooney Talks to Ghosts by Kate Racculia (ARC sent to me review by the publisher)
  • Gideon on the Ninth by Tamsin Muir (my book club’s book of the month for October!)
  • Empire of Storms by Sarah J. Maas (reread)

As I said before, I will have a separate Spook-a-Thon TBR coming out within the next couple of days so stay tuned for that.

As always, I will have full reviews for all of these books (except for Empire of Storms) up here on the blog as soon as I catch up with my other reviews from previous months! I will also try to post at least one review up on my YouTube channel, which you can find here (be sure to subscribe while you’re a it)!

What do you plan on reading in October? Let me know in the comments!!

Happy Reading!!

SEPTEMBER 2019 WRAP UP!

Hey guys!! Long time no talk!! Today I’m back to tell you guys about all the books that I read in September!

So I know I disappeared again for the entire month. College started back up at the beginning of the month and work was ridiculously busy as per usual.

So that’s why I’ve been gone and why I am so behind on my reviews for the months of July, August, and September.

With all that said, here are my monthly stats for September as well as the 2 books that I managed to finish!

STATS

  • Books read: 2
  • DNFs: 0
  • Physical: 2
  • E-books: 0
  • Audiobooks: 0
  • Review books/ARCs: 0
  • Read-a-Thons: 3
  • Genres:
    • Fantasy: 1
    • Science Fiction: 1
    • Contemporary: 0
    • Historical Fiction: 0
    • Thriller/Mystery/Horror: 0
  • Ratings:
    • 1 star: 0
    • 2 stars: 0
    • 3 stars: 0
    • 4 stars: 2
    • 5 stars: 0
    • No rating: 0

Books Read

So not a spectacular reading month but I’m glad that I enjoyed both of the books that I read. I will be playing catch up with all the reviews that have yet to be posted during the month of October so hopefully a review for Vicious will be up by the end of the month! If you would like to hear my thoughts on Queen of Shadows, you can click the link attached above or you can hear my full series thoughts on books 1-5 of the Throne of Glass series up on my YouTube channel here (and make sure to subscribe while your at it)!

What did you guys read in September? Let me know in the comments!

September 2019 TBR!

Hey guys!! Today I am here to tell you about all the books I plan on reading in September!!

So September is going to be another insanely busy month. By the time you guys are seeing this post, my fall 2019 semester of college will have already started. Then, of course, my job will be keeping me busy during my off days. I also plan on starting the outline for my NaNoWriMo 2019 project at some point.

But with that said, I have some very ambitious reading plans. I am participating in 2 read-a-thons this month. I am also doing a project that I have been planning all year where I only read Stephen King books for the entire month.

So with all that said, here are the books I have picked out for one of the read-a-thons, plus the Stephen King books and other books that I want to read at some point this month!!

Stephen King September

*Challenge created by me!*

  • Joyland
  • It
  • Revival
  • Needful Things
  • 11/22/63
  • The Stand
  • On Writing
  • Different Seasons

ATLA Read-a-Thon

*Hosted by Maelys Reads*

  • Zuko: give a book/author a second chance: Renegades by Marissa Meyer
  • Azula: read a book with an interesting villain: Vicious by V.E. Schwab (currently reading)
  • Iroh: read the group book: The Rise of Kyoshi by F.C. Lee

Other Books I Want to Read

  • House of Salt and Sorrow by Erin a Craig (my book club’s book of the month)
  • The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alex E. Harrow (ARC sent to me for review by the publisher) (currently reading)
  • Queen of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas (reread)

So that is the majority of the books that I plan on reading this month. As I said above, I am participating in one other read-a-thon this month but I will have a separate TBR for that once it get closer to the dates of the read-a-thon!! As always I will have full reviews for all of these books (except for Queen of Shadows) up on the blog as soon as I finish them!! I also have a full review of the Throne of Glass series up on my YouTube channel (which includes Queen of Shadows) if you would like to check that out!

What do you plan on reading this month?? Let me know in the comments!!

Happy Reading!

August 2019 Wrap Up!!

Hey guys!! Today I am here to tell you about all of the books that I read in the month of August!!

August was a decent reading month for me. Considering that I was doing 2 read-a-thons that were both a month long, trying to finish up my class for the summer semester, and going on vacation all around the same time, I read some pretty good books this month. I am officially 100% sure that the reading slump is done for good. Now its time to catch up on reviews for you guys to read (sorry for the delay)!

With all that said, here are my stats for the month of August and all 8 books that I read!

Stats

  • Books read: 8
  • DNF’s: 0
  • Physical: 6
  • E-books: 1
  • Audiobooks: 1
  • ARCs/review books: 1
  • read-a-thons: 2
  • Genres
    • Fantasy: 5
    • Science Fiction: 0
    • Contemporary: 1
    • Historical Fiction: 1
    • Other: 1 (non-fiction)
  • Ratings:
    • no rating: 1 (book for school)
    • 1 star: 0
    • 2 stars: 0
    • 3 stars: 3
    • 4 stars: 3
    • 5 stars: 1

Books Read

  • Daisy Jones and The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid (listened to on audio): 3/5
  • Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas (reread): 3.5/5
  • Mooncakes by Wendy Xu and Susan Walker (ARC from NetGalley): 4/5
  • Invitation to Sociology (read for school): no rating
  • As Many Nows As I Can Get by Shana Youngdaul (sent to me as part of a blog tour by the publisher): 3.5/5
  • Nevernight by Jay Kristoff: 4.5/5
  • Harry Potter and The Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling (reread): 5/5

Like I said before, I am behind on writing reviews for these books. I will have reviews for all of them (except for The Sorcerer’s Stone, As Many Nows As I Can Get, Heir of Fire, and Mooncakes) up within the coming weeks!

What did you read in August?? Let me know in the comments!!

Aurora Rising by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

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Synopsis:

From the internationally bestselling authors of THE ILLUMINAE FILES comes an epic new science fiction adventure.

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 dreams, but his own boneheaded heroism sees him stuck with the dregs nobody else in the Academy would touch…

A cocky diplomat with a black belt in sarcasm
A sociopath scientist with a fondness for shooting her bunkmates
A smart-ass techwiz with the galaxy’s biggest chip on his shoulder
An alien warrior with anger management issues
A tomboy pilot who’s totally not into him, in case you were wondering

And Ty’s squad isn’t even his biggest problem—that’d be Aurora Jie-Lin O’Malley, the girl he’s just rescued from interdimensional space. Trapped in cryo-sleep for two centuries, Auri is a girl out of time and out of her depth. But she could be the catalyst that starts a war millions of years in the making, and Tyler’s squad of losers, discipline-cases and misfits might just be the last hope for the entire galaxy.

They’re not the heroes we deserve. They’re just the ones we could find. Nobody panic.”

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