Book review – a Sparrow in Terezin by Kristy Cambron

First let me say that I received this book complimentary from book look bloggers website in exchange for an honest review.
Good reads synopsis

 Two women, one in the present day and one in 1942, each hope for a brighter future. But they’ll both have to battle through their darkest days to reach it.

“Today. “With the grand opening of her new gallery and a fairytale wedding months away, Sera James appears to have a charmed life. But in an instant, the prospect of a devastating legal battle surrounding her fiance threatens to tear her dreams apart. Sera and William rush to marry and are thrust into a world of doubt and fear as they defend charges that could separate them for life.

“June 1942. “After surviving the Blitz bombings that left many Londoners with shattered lives, Kaja Makovsky prayed for the war to end so she could return home to Prague. But despite the horrors of war, the gifted journalist never expected to see a headline screaming the extermination of Jews in work camps. Half-Jewish with her family in danger, Kaja has no choice but to risk everything to get her family out of Prague. But with the clutches of evil all around, her escape plan crumbles into deportation, and Kaja finds herself in a new reality as the art teacher to the children of Terezin.

Bound by a story of hope and the survival of one little girl, both Sera and Kaja will fight to protect all they hold dear.

First let me say from reading the reviews I knew this was gonna be a good story, but and yes there’s a but. The way the it is written how back and forth between both stories of the two main characters and it got a little confusing for me and made it difficult to keep track of the story line. I didn’t get all the way threw the book because of this, it became frustrating for me. I will say the story is a good one and the author has a good way of telling the story, I just couldn’t get into it. 

I will try to revisit this book when  I can really focus on the way it is written, I would however recommend this book. 


Book review- Dorothy must die


First before I start I wanna let u know if u haven’t read the book there are some spoilers included here.
This is my first book review post so please bear with me, at first I had never even heard of the book or the author but one of the tags I subscribe to on pad gram is bookstagram, and I kept seeing posts of this book so it kinda caught my attention. I researched it on good reads and also the publisher site and instantly became interested. My thought was Humm a darker version of the wizard of oz, sound good. But of course I couldn’t find it anywhere and the library didn’t have it, but then I got lucky, while walking threw the book section at target it kinda jumped out at me and it was the last copy, I just knew it had to be mine. Ok enought back story.

When I first started to me it seemed a bit slow, and I was like oh no I’m not gonna like it, but I know that the author had to give the main characters backstory, Amy the loner who from a young age get teased and called trailer trash because she lives in a trailer park with her mother who is a alcoholic. Things for her weren’t always like this, it all started after her father left. Amy has always tried to stay in the shadows and stay out of trouble, but trouble always seems to find her. 

The story really begins when there is a tornado warning issued in Kansas and her mother decided that she was gonna go out with her friend to a party, telling Amy that there really isn’t anything to worry about and off she goes. 

Well without going into much detail you can imagine what happens next. Amy is in Oz. Now see this is where I thought it would get interesting but at this point she’s kinda confused and in denial. In comes the story of how Dorothy kinda became evil explained to her by the person who resues her. 

Long story short she is trying to mak her way to emerald city, pretty familiar huh. But that where the similarity ends. The adventure begins. She makes it to oz but is captured by Dorothy for helping a traitor and locked up, well this where it gets interesting, she is resued by the remaining wicked witches and recruited to fight for freeing oz from Dorothy’s  evil reign. 

This is where I’m gonna stop and say this book is the first in a 2 book series( at least as of now) for the most part in the beginning it started off slow but as I got into the book it became interesting to see what was gonna happen next and I would definitly recommend it if u like the oz story and wanna see the darker side. I’m really excited to read the second book  and see where Amy’s adventure leads her. Will she defeat Dorothy and free oz. 
Stay tuned for the second review of the second book… 
Phillymom 💋

Books books and more books.. 

Ok so first off good morning to all my readers, 

Now straight on to business, I’m pretty sure that I mentioned that I would be doing a abc book challenge this year but I have   Recently decided that along with the challenge I would also review the book. Just in case anyone was interested in reading it.. My review will be honest and include a photo of the books and also a photo of the description so that way if you are interested in the book u can make the decision based on the summary and not just my review. 

Please stay tuned for my first review on Dorothy must die by Danielle Paige. 


To bigger and better things!

first I would like to say good afternoon, I hope everyone is doing well,  know that i have been quiet of late but there is a good reason for that. 

The reason, well me and hubby have decided that our current house is just not working for us any longer. When we first bought this house 6 yrs ago it was suppose to be our forever home.. But back then we only had two girls, and now with the new baby ther just isn’t enough space. Yes I know I could put two girls in one room, however I don’t feel that it’s right to take away a room from one of them, it’s their space and I would like to keep it that way.. So we decided to put the house up for sale however to do that the house needed a facelift in the form of some paint. Lucky for us no major work needs to be done because we just remodeled the bath and kitchen not that long ago. 

So we have been cleaning and mending and painting and boxing and all the other things needed to get done so that pictures can be taken. The realtor came today, we are using the same one that helped us but this house, she took the pics and finished with any paperwork that needs to be done and also put up the sign.  So now I can relax and just do the normal day to day things. And I promise that I will try to blog as much as I possible can.. Hopefully I’ll be writing some blogs on some books that I’m reading and write some some awesome reviews. 

Until next time