The Death of Mrs. Westaway | Review

Posted November 19, 2018 in Books, Reviews / 1 Comment
The Death of Mrs. Westaway | Review

“Après moi, le déluge.” -Attributed to Louis XV, later quoted by Mrs. Westaway. Well alright alright alright. This was a fun one, rabid readers. As a big fan of Agatha Christie, my eyebrows pricked up when in the preview blurb for this book Ruth Ware was honored as “The Agatha Christie of our time.” ‘Oh yeah? … We shall see…’ I thought, and downloaded one of her other books, The Woman in Cabin 10. I thought that one was great… ‘till the very end where there was a pretty substantial shark jump. But hey not even Agatha Christie churned out […]


The Reckoning of Noah Shaw Blog Tour | Q&A With Michelle Hodkin!

Posted November 16, 2018 in Blog Tours / 6 Comments
The Reckoning of Noah Shaw Blog Tour | Q&A With Michelle Hodkin!

One of my favorite, favorite, FAVORITE YA series is the Mara Dyer trilogy, so I am beyond honored to be partnering with Simon & Schuster for The Reckoning of Noah Shaw Blog Tour! It was a dream come true to be able to do a Q&A with author Michelle Hodkin and gain her insights on everything from psychological concepts to Dungeons & Dragons! Before diving into Michelle’s absolutely fascinating answers, a bit more about the book and where you can find it! About the Book Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | Google Play | Book Depository Q&A with Michelle Hodkin One of the most unique elements […]


Blog Tour | Empress of All Seasons by Emiko Jean

Posted November 13, 2018 in Blog Tours, Books, Reviews / 6 Comments
Blog Tour | Empress of All Seasons by Emiko Jean

Today I’m partnering with The Royal Polar Bear Reads and Bookable Reads for the Empress of All Seasons Blog Tour! Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | Google Play | Book Depository Empress of All Seasons may be another title in a sea of YA fantasy releases, however it immediately stood out to me within the first few chapters for several reasons, the strongest being the feminist themes and inversion of tropes generally associated with the male and female privilege in society. Protagonist Mari lives in a village comprised of shape shifting “Animal Wives” who are a kick-butt, take no prisoners, matriarchal society who highly value the […]


Grim Lovelies by Megan Shepard | ARC Review

Posted November 12, 2018 in Reviews / 2 Comments
Grim Lovelies by Megan Shepard | ARC Review

* Thanks so much to HMH Teen for providing a review copy free of charge!* From the moment I first encountered Grim Lovelies, I was enchanted by its aesthetic. An urban fantasy set in Paris featuring magic and witches? Sign me up! The cover and all of the promotional materials were so gorgeous that I couldn’t help but be excited to read my first Megan Shepard novel. Though I haven’t been to France (yet), Grim Lovelies gave me so many Parisian vibes while reading, from the stately home full of antiques that Anouk and her fellow Beasties (animals enchanted into […]


The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina | Thoughts on the Netflix Show

Posted November 7, 2018 in Film Reviews, TV / 13 Comments
The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina | Thoughts on the Netflix Show

I don’t know about you, but I have been STOKED all fall for Netflix’s new original series, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. As a huge fan of both the 90’s show Sabrina the Teenage Witch and the early 2000s animated series, Sabrina, Hilda, Zelda and Salem all hold a special place in my nostalgic heart and I am always 100% here for witchy stories. Based on the trailers I knew this iteration of Sabrina was going to be darker and based off the comic of the same name under the Archie horror imprint, so I was also a bit anxious to […]


What the Witchlands Series Means to Me + Giveaway

Posted November 5, 2018 in Features / 6 Comments
What the Witchlands Series Means to Me + Giveaway

If you were a book blogger in 2015, it was almost impossible to escape the hype for Truthwitch, the first book in Susan Dennard’s Witchlands series that combined elemental magic, a high fantasy setting, and an absolutely STUNNING cover into one perfect package. ARCS were among some of the most coveted for the 2016 release, photos of the cover in artfully arranged setting were taking over Bookstagram, and bloggers were dying for the chance to get their hands on the title of what promised to be a new epic YA fantasy. Truthwitch did not disappoint, and it kicked off an […]


Monthly TBR Plan: November 2018

Posted October 31, 2018 in Features, TBR / 8 Comments
Monthly TBR Plan: November 2018

I’ve made a lot of reading resolutions, and one of them is to be better about cultivating a monthly TBR. I know so many bloggers do beginning of the month TBR posts and I always LOVE reading them, so I’ve decided to post my own as well! I will include my physical, e-book, and ARC TBRs as well as a status update of where I am prior to starting my upcoming month’s TBR. Reading Progress Prior To This Month: 70/80 Books Read We have two months left of 2018, people. TWO MONTHS. As Jonathan from Queer Eye would say, CAN […]


The Royal Runaway by Lindsay Emory | ARC Review

Posted October 29, 2018 in Reviews / 8 Comments
The Royal Runaway by Lindsay Emory | ARC Review

*Huge thank you to the publisher and NetGalley for providing an review copy free of charge!* If you know my reading tastes at all, you know that word “royals” in a contemporary novel hooks me every.single.time. That’s why I’ve had my eye on The Royal Runaway for a while now, and it’s comp titles are The Princess Diaries and The Royal We (two of my favorite contemporary reads EVER) so I screamed when I was approved for it on NetGalley and immediately dove in once I knew I had some good, solid uninterrupted reading time. The Royal Runaway features a […]


My TBR Cart: My Favorite New Addition to My Home Library

Posted October 24, 2018 in Features / 27 Comments
My TBR Cart: My Favorite New Addition to My Home Library

Recently I’d heard online that some folks were making “TBR carts” from the popular three tier carts you can find at some home goods stores. I was shocked I had never thought of the idea before because I’ve had a three tiered rolling cart for YEARS that Max and I bought at Ikea and use as our “drop center” when we exit/enter our house (we keep our keys, receipts, reusable grocery bags, etc. in it). The one we have from Ikea is a dark neutral grey and I decided I wanted to get a fun colored one for my books. […]


What If It’s Us by Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera | ARC Review

Posted October 22, 2018 in Books, Reviews / 4 Comments
What If It’s Us by Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera | ARC Review

This ARC and I have been on quite a journey. It wasn’t even on my radar when I attended the 2018 YALLWEST festival and then I heard ~rumors~ that Epic Reads would be giving it away at some point and frantically planned my afternoon around the drop. Too many people ended up attending the event so it turned into a long, tedious, hot raffle in the sun for who would walk away with a copy of this much coveted author mash up. After being convinced it wasn’t meant to be (I never win ANYTHING), my number got called and I […]