Month: March 2018

Behind the Screen: A Book Blogger Tag

Posted March 28, 2018 in Tags / 10 Comments
Behind the Screen: A Book Blogger Tag

It’s been a LONG time since I’ve done a tag, but I really liked the one Madalyn @ Novel Ink tagged me in, so I decided to give it a go! The Behind the Screen tag was originally created by Amber @ Du Livre, and it’s a fun way to get to know bloggers a little bit better on a personal level! When did you start blogging and what was your first review? So I created a wordpress.com account and started dabbling in blogging back in 2013, and my first “official” review was of a paranormal YA book, Everneath (ugh […]


The Cruel Prince by Holly Black | Review

Posted March 26, 2018 in Books, Reviews / 9 Comments
The Cruel Prince by Holly Black | Review

Despite the hype (and gorgeous cover), I went into The Cruel Prince with a TON of trepidation because I hadn’t had much luck with The Darkest Part of the Forest (my only other Holly Black read) and I NEVER have luck with audiobooks. Lo and behold, I actually really ended up liking The Cruel Prince and the dark, unapologetic spin it took on YA fantasy as it accompanied me on many a commute during peak season at work! I have to admit, I’m always somewhat biased when it comes to fae books because Sarah J Maas is really the only […]


February 2018 Month in Review

Posted March 21, 2018 in Features, Month In Review / 10 Comments
February 2018 Month in Review

Is it just me, or am I the only one who always procrastinates/dreads writing my month in review wrap up posts? I love having a record of what happened each month of the year, but I guess I find it sort of exhausting to compile everything! (And to think of interesting personal things to mention, because to be honest I don’t think my life is that exciting lol). Anyways, February is usually a rather exciting month since it’s my blog anniversary (February 6th) but it was super exhausting this year because it was a whirlwind of touring wedding venues. I […]


Results May Vary by Bethany Chase | Review

Posted March 19, 2018 in Reviews / 6 Comments
Results May Vary by Bethany Chase | Review

Perhaps I’m biased because I began my 2018 Hawaiian vacation with Results May Vary, but I immensely enjoyed my first Bethany Chase novel! Lauren had encouraged me to read it, stating that her books are like Taylor Jenkins Reid “light” (whom I love), and I’m finding myself more and more in the mood for adult fiction lately, so I figured, why not? I quickly devoured most of the book on the plane ride to Honolulu and promptly finished the rest on the beach, because I could not put down the story of Caroline and Adam. First and foremost, I found […]


Frat Girl by Kiley Roache | ARC Review

Posted March 15, 2018 in Reviews / 5 Comments
Frat Girl by Kiley Roache | ARC Review

There’s no denying that Frat Girl is an addictive read. A girl rushes a fraternity at an elite university in order to unearth their secrets? I couldn’t hit “request” on NetGalley fast enough. As I predicted, Frat Girl left me reeling in many different ways, both positively and negatively, but I can’t deny that Kiley Roache’s writing style and ideas are right up my alley as an reader who puts the “adult” in “young adult.” First and foremost, I have to give this book major kudos for being set in college and COMMITTING to the setting. Often times college set […]


Finding My Groove With Audio Books | Part 2

Posted March 14, 2018 in Features / 20 Comments
Finding My Groove With Audio Books | Part 2

A few years ago I wrote a post about how I kept trying and trying but couldn’t get into audio books. Since that post in 2015, I’ve tried and failed to listen to several audio books with little luck. However, 2018 has brought about a miracle, and I’ve not only successfully completed one, but TWO audio books in the first two months of the year! This is probably a tiny amount compared to many readers/bloggers, but it’s a rather huge deal for me as I’ve worked hard to get to this point and if I can continue the trend, I’m […]


Without Merit by Colleen Hoover | Review

Posted March 12, 2018 in Reviews / 6 Comments
Without Merit by Colleen Hoover | Review

My first and only experience with a Colleen Hoover book so far has been It Ends With Us which was a solid five star, highly emotional read, so I went into Without Merit equal parts excited + anxious, because I had such high expectations. However, Without Merit bore little to no resemblance to IEWU…in fact, it was pretty much unlike anything I’ve ever read before, and I’m not completely sure if that’s a positive or a negative thing. While reading Without Merit, I sort of felt like I was reading a satire or absurdist novel. The novel focuses on a […]


How I Track My TBR & Reading Habits

Posted March 8, 2018 in Features / 15 Comments
How I Track My TBR & Reading Habits

One thing I am always fascinated with is how people track their TBRs. In their heads? With a physical pile? Using Goodreads? Before blogging I never really worried about it, but now as a blogger juggling a posting schedule/review copies/etc., I’ve found that I wanted a more cohesive systems over the past few years. I’ve tried a variety of methods (a monthly TBR GR shelf, writing it out in my planner, stacking the books on my nightstand, etc.) but nothing really got the job done just right. Then last year I saw Lauren over at Serious Reviews do an in […]


Monthly TBR Plan: March 2018

Posted March 6, 2018 in Features, TBR / 10 Comments
Monthly TBR Plan: March 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: 17/80 Books Read I’ve started the year off strong, with 9 books read in January and 8 books read in February! […]


His Fair Assassin | Trilogy Mini Review

Posted March 5, 2018 in Reviews, Series Reviews / 10 Comments
His Fair Assassin | Trilogy Mini Review

I’ve had Grave Mercy sitting on my shelf for a few years. As the winter season always makes me crave fantasy reads, I figured it was time to give it a shot (Warrior nuns? Why not?) It was an almost exciting premise to read a book that was so backlist compared to the new releases that I always get hyper focused on as a blogger, and I was glad I could go into this book with little to no influence. The beginning was super intriguing and action-packed. Ismae is in a horribly abusive situation and even before her convent training […]