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My Lady Jane (The Lady Janies Book 1) by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton and Jodi Meadows

Hey ForeverBookers, 

How are you all doing today? I hope you’re all doing great 🙂.
I’ve just finished reading My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton and Jodi Meadows and I really enjoyed it. 
I read this for the Popsugar Challenge of “A novel based on a real person” because although some of the characters are fictional as well as the magic obviously, Lady Jane Grey existed. When I say magic, I don’t mean spells. I mean a curse called the Eðian (eth-y-un curse. The “magic” stems from creatures called Eðians that are human part of the time and animal for the rest and vice versa.
My Lady Jane is told in two parts. I thought the second half was more fast paced than the first half but both were entertaining in their own ways. The book certainly has lots of funny moments. It’s like a comic take on history. 
The POV’s we follow switch between Jane, Gifford or G (Jane’s husband), and King Edward VI of England (Jane’s cousin and best friend). The authors play a part in My Lady Jane, as well. T…

The Beginning Of Everything by Robyn Schneider Review

Hi ForeverBookers, 
I’ve just finished another contemporary book called “The Beginning Of Everything” by Robyn Schneider. When I started the book I loved it but when I finished it, I only liked it. 
I read this for the Contemporary bookish recommendation, for the Contemporary-a-thon. It was recommended by a Facebook friend so it’s thanks to her that I read it. This is my last read of the Contemporary-a-thon. 
3.5 Stars (4 Stars on Goodreads)! 
“The Beginning Of Everything” tells the story of Ezra, who’s a Tennis pro but has a car accident at the beginning of the book. This accident causes him to not be able to walk, quite as he was once able to. This means he can’t play tennis well enough to become pro. He uses a walking cane to get around. He struggles at school to begin with after the accident, as anyone would. It’s only after he meets a girl, a new student at the school, Cassidy that he starts to see the world and his place in it differently.
I loved reading from Ezra’s POV. This really…

The Princess Diaries (The Princess Diaries Book 1) by Meg Cabot Review...

Hey ForeverBookers, 
I’ve just finished The Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot and I surprisingly really enjoyed it! I originally though it was a middle grade contemporary book but it’s YA. 
I read it for the Read a book with a pink cover challenge for the Contemporary-a-thon, as well as the book that’s made into the movie for the Popsugar Challenge 2018.

5 Stars!!
The Princess Diaries tells the story of Mia Thermopolis, a school aged American girl who gets a shock when it’s revealed that her father, Philippe, Prince of Genovia can’t have any more children. She’s therefore, a princess in waiting. Mia is shocked about this. She really doesn’t want to be a future princess. We see all the trials and tribulations that Mia faces with being a future princess as well as her love life and friendships.
Spoilers Below...
When we start The Princess Diaries, we learn that Mia thinks she’s just an ordinary American teen. 
“He’s not so cool if he calls your mother in for a parent/teacher conference to talk abo…

Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds Review

Hi Foreverbookers, 

I’ve just finished The Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds and to be honest I didn’t really like it. 
1.5 Stars!
I read it for the diverse read for the Contemporary-a-thon. I thought there would be more to make it diverse than there actually was, though. The only thing, as well as the model on the cover that made it diverse to me was,
“A guy got on. Definitely older than me But not old Medium-Brown skin” 
so it counts I think, but barely. 
Anyway, the poetry is about a young boy, Will who is on an elevator ride to the ground floor to avenge his brother’s murder. That’s it!
We see ghosts (just people that Will can see) get on at every stop to try and change Will’s mind. Do they, though? You’ll have to read to find out...
What did I like about The Long Way Down? 
I liked how it mainly focused on the black community. So many YA novels are about white people, so it made a change to read about solely black people. 
I liked how it was a quick read. It took me under 90 minutes to read it.…

These Violent Delights by Victoria Namkung Review

I just finished a book in a day!!! These Violent Delights by Victoria N was a good, suspenseful, crime thriller. 
NetGalley gave me permission to read this so it’s thanks to them that I was able to. It is already available to buy. 
I read it in one day, for the Contemporary-a-thon, as the read a dark/taboo contemporary challenge because it’s a story about sexual assault. It certainly had me on the edge of my seat. Also, this is going towards my Popsugar 2018 Reading Challenge as my mental health book choice.
I thought the author did a good job at capturing what it’s like to go through abuse. Everybody suffers differently. We got 4 completely different perspectives all working to bring down one man, here. 
These Violent Delights does have student teacher relationships as well as elements of sexual assault so I don’t recommend this for anyone Below age 18. 
Spoilers Below...
It’s about mental health in that we follow 4 girls who experience sexual assault at the hands of one perpetrator.…

Tales From The Shadowhunter Academy by Cassandra Clare, Sarah Rees Brennan, Maureen Johnson and Robin Wasserman Review

Tales From The Shadowhunter Academy chronicles Simon Lewis’ time as a ShadowHunter in training. 
4.5 Stars as a collection (5 on Goodreads)!
I’m using TFTSA as my book by two authors, as it’s by multiple authors. If anyone wants me to name just one story by two authors in the collection, then I choose Born To An Endless Night. I explain why in my review, below...
Spoilers Below...
Welcome To ShadowHunter Academy
I loved this short story! 
5 Stars!
We get introduced to our main characters from the previous TMI books. Simon, our main character is entertaining as he tries to remember who he is or was before he lost his memories in City Of Heavenly Fire. We get a cameo from Isabelle who offers her heart to Simon. He however says that he isn’t interested in a relationship until he can remember who he was.
The new characters we’re introduced to are either students or teachers at Shadowhunter Academy. One student in particular, George, becomes Simon’s best friend supporting him through his worries a…

In The Shadow Of 10,000 Hills by Jennifer Haupt Review

Hi ForeverBookers, 
I finished “In The Shadow Of 10,000 Hills” this morning! It was really good. It pulled at my heartstrings quite a bit as well as being uplifting as well. It’s really a conjecture of opposites. 
Thanks to NetGalley for this e-arc! “In The Shadow Of 10,000 Hills” releases on April 1st 2018. 
I’m reading this for the True Crime prompt of the Popsugar 2018 challenge, because although the story is fiction it’s about the real Rwandan genocide epidemic that took place in 1994.. 
“In The Shadow Of 10,000 Hills” is the debut novel for author, Jennifer Haupt. The novel was certainly well researched and could have been her second or third novel, I thought. 
4.5 Stars (5 on Goodreads)!
Spoilers Below...
“In The Shadow Of 10,000 Hills” focuses on the devastation of the Rwandan genocide and its after effects on the people of Rwanda. We follow a young, American woman called Rachel, who’s pregnant at the beginning of novel. She goes through trauma of lots of different kinds throughout th…

Make Me Want (Make Me Book 1) by Katee Robert Review

Hi ForeverBookers,

I’ve just finished “Make Me Want” by Katee Robert, and I really enjoyed it. It’s book 1 in the Make Me, adult contemporary series. It tells the story of lawyer, Lucy and businessman Gideon. It’s a simple romance. I, however did think that there should have been a book before this one to set everything up, though. 
There’s a lot of BDSM content so it’s not for readers under 18, I wouldn’t say.
4 Stars!
I’ve unfortunately been ill between finishing “Make Me Want” and writing this review, onwards from here, so I don’t feel it’s right to write and explain quotes as my head isn’t completely there, still. I will however, try to explain my thoughts on the lack of backstory. 
We’re introduced to Lucy and Gideon and then the story starts describing what happened in the past to the characters. There wasn’t anything to base this on, however as this is book 1 in the series. I checked when these past moments started happening frequently. It would have been helpful to have had either …