Month: September 2016

Empire of Storms (Throne of Glass #5) by Sarah J Maas | Review

Posted September 26, 2016 in Reviews / 8 Comments
Empire of Storms (Throne of Glass #5) by Sarah J Maas | Review

The world will be saved and remade by the dreamers. I had the chance to meet Sarah J Maas this spring at her book signing at Kepler’s, and she was the funniest, sassiest, most unapologetic author I’ve seen speak. She was on tour promoting ACOMAF, but in just a few short months Empire of Storms was set to release, so it’s safe to say it was a HUGE year for her fans and everyone in the audience was simultaneously giddy and awestruck. It was in that moment that I realized she had truly and deeply solidified herself as one of […]


Food for Thought: Cookbooks and Pinterest Adventures (& Giveaway!)

Posted September 12, 2016 in Features, Food for Thought, Giveaways / 8 Comments
Food for Thought: Cookbooks and Pinterest Adventures (& Giveaway!)

Food for Thought is a new feature where I discuss my sometimes bookish, and sometimes not, endeavors in the kitchen. Max and I love to experiment with recipes and are both huge foodies, and this feature is a fun way to showcase another hobby of ours! Being a YA book blogger, it’s easy to get stuck in a vacuum where sometimes you forget the existence of other books aside from novels. In our home, another sizeable book collection we own is made up of cookbooks. Max has long held a love for cooking, and while I wasn’t exposed to it […]


Religious Recommendations: Books with Religious Themes and Topics

Posted September 7, 2016 in Book Recommendations / 17 Comments
Religious Recommendations: Books with Religious Themes and Topics

No matter how you feel about religion, it’s a pervasive theme in most forms of media, and it lends itself to evocative storytelling. As I’ve mentioned before on my blog, I was a Religious Studies major (as well as an English major) in college. Most people confused Religious Studies with theology, but it couldn’t be more different. Religious Studies is a major comprised of sociology, anthropology, history, humanities and more. You can think of it as comparative world religion- I was able to customize my classes and take classes about all different kinds of religions and theorists, and study how […]


The Problem with Forever by Jennifer L. Armentrout | Review

Posted September 5, 2016 in Reviews / 5 Comments
The Problem with Forever by Jennifer L. Armentrout | Review

This was the most different book by Jennifer L. Arementrout that I’ve read. Having read all of her Lux series and her stand along thriller Don’t Look Back, I enjoyed her books but I thought her writing voice, and formulas, could be a bit predictable at times. Going into The Problem with Forever, I was a little skeptical because I wasn’t sure Armentrout’s trademark sarcastic humor and hot guy formula were going to work with the topics at hand. I was pleasantly surprised to find The Problem with Forever a book with a quiet yet intense romance that had a […]