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Blog Tour | By a Charm and a Curse by Jaime Questell

Posted February 7, 2018 in Blog Tours, Reviews / 0 Comments
Blog Tour | By a Charm and a Curse by Jaime Questell

*A HUGE thanks to Entangled Teen for allowing me the opportunity to be on this blog tour and read this unique and magical book in advance! February is off to a great start as my first read, By a Charm and a Curse, was a perfectly charming, quick read that brought to life a vibrant carnival setting amidst the dusty roads and desolate fates of the south. I’m always a little wary of circus/carnival reads because it’s so easy for them to blend together (especially for someone like me, a gal who’s never actually been to a circus), however the […]


The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton | ARC Review

Posted February 5, 2018 in Reviews / 10 Comments
The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton | ARC Review

Have you ever gone into a book with little to no expectations and then end up being BLOWN AWAY by how much you adore it? That is what exactly happened to me when I picked up The Belles on one of my last days of my Hawaiian vacation. Feeling burnt out from reading about a book a day, my boyfriend suggested I switch up genres to keep from falling into a reading slump. Having read 3 contemporaries already that week, I decided to pick up my ARC of The Belles that had been waiting for me since last summer’s YALLWest, […]


The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh | Review

Posted October 23, 2017 in Reviews / 10 Comments
The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh | Review

So I promised myself that this fall I would make more of an effort to read fantasy books, especially ones that I own. I decided to start this initiative with a book that’s been on my radar for years, The Wrath and the Dawn. Armed with the paperback that I had preordered over a year ago and the First Draft podcast featuring the author, I embarked on a journey into Eastern fantasy and folklore and indulged in this A Thousand and One Nights retelling. Now, I was saving this book in a sense, as literally almost every single one of […]


A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab | Mini Review

Posted April 10, 2017 in Reviews / 14 Comments
A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab | Mini Review

So it seems as though it’s SUPER UNPOPULAR OPINION TIME. I may be the only person to ever blog to not like this book. I seriously just checked Goodreads and the LOWEST rating anyone I know has given it is 4 stars. It took me almost the entire month of February to read this book, and the only thing keeping me from DNF’ing it was that I was convinced it was going to get better. How could it not, when so, so, so many people love it? I moaned all of February to Max about something being wrong with me […]


The Book We’ve All Been Waiting For: Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo | ARC Review

Posted September 28, 2015 in Reviews / 7 Comments
The Book We’ve All Been Waiting For: Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo | ARC Review

My Review “Greed may do your bidding, but death serves no man.” Have you ever read a book that totally and completely changes your opinion of an author? For me, Six of Crows was that book. Sure, I enjoyed the Grisha Trilogy well enough. It had some elements I liked, but it didn’t set itself apart, didn’t situate itself as an out-liar in my mind among the copious amounts of other YA fantasy that I read. So I admit to being nervous and more than a bit skeptical when I started Six of Crows (although my excitement was peaked after […]


The Winner’s Crime by Marie Rutkoski | Mini Review

Posted July 27, 2015 in Reviews / 11 Comments
The Winner’s Crime by Marie Rutkoski | Mini Review

“If you won’t be my friend, you’ll regret being my enemy.” This book took me a month and a half to read, and another month to muster up the motivation to write a review. If you know me, you know this amount of time and procrastination is unusual; however, my feelings for this book ended up being so completely opposite what I thought there were going to be that I dreaded revisiting them during the review-writing process. Don’t get me wrong, this novel was filled with Rutkoski’s beautiful writing style and lyrical way of describing everything from settings to emotions. […]


The Nightmare Dilemma by Mindee Arnett- Mini Review

Posted November 5, 2014 in Books, Reviews / 3 Comments
The Nightmare Dilemma by Mindee Arnett- Mini Review

The Nightmare Dilemma by Mindee Arnett My rating: 3.5/5 Stars Publisher: Tor Teen (March 2014) Length: 380 pgs Series: The Arkwell Academy (#2) Genre: YA Fantasy/Paranormal Fiction Format: Hardcover, checked out from my local library Goodreads Synopsis: Dusty Everhart might be able to predict the future through the dreams of her crush, Eli Booker, but that doesn’t make her life even remotely easy. When one of her mermaid friends is viciously assaulted and left for dead, and the school’s jokester, Lance Rathbone, is accused of the crime, Dusty’s as shocked as everybody else. Lance needs Dusty to prove his innocence […]


Dreams of Gods and Monsters by Laini Taylor- Review

Posted July 2, 2014 in Books, Reviews / 1 Comment
Dreams of Gods and Monsters by Laini Taylor- Review

Dreams of Gods and Monsters by Laini Taylor My rating: 4.5/5 Stars Publisher: Little, Brown & Co (April 2014) Length: 613 pgs Series: Daughter of Smoke & Bone, #3 Format: Hardcover, purchased Barnes & Noble (online) Goodreads Synopsis: By way of a staggering deception, Karou has taken control of the chimaera rebellion and is intent on steering its course away from dead-end vengeance. The future rests on her, if there can even be a future for the chimaera in war-ravaged Eretz. Common enemy, common cause. When Jael’s brutal seraph army trespasses into the human world, the unthinkable becomes essential, and Karou […]


Top Ten Book Covers I’d Frame As Pieces of Art

Top Ten Book Covers I’d Frame As Pieces of Art

Top Ten Tuesday is a fun weekly feature hosted by the fantastic blog The Broke and the Bookish. This week the topic is Top Ten Book Covers I’d Frame as Pieces of Art. 1) & 2)Cinder and Scarlet by Marissa Meyer- These are actually the Spanish covers for the books, and I absolutely adore them, as they’re delicate and reflect a very dark-fairy-tale-vibe. 3) The Selection by Kiera Cass- Blue is my favorite color, and this series always has the most gorgeous gowns on the cover, and the Tiffany blue is too striking not to love. I wish everything in […]


Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo Review

Posted March 9, 2014 in Books, Reviews / 5 Comments
Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo Review

Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo My rating: 4 of 5 stars Publisher: Henry Holt and Co Length: 432 pgs Series: The Grisha #2 Format: Hardcover, checked out from local library Goodreads Synopsis: Darkness never dies. Hunted across the True Sea, haunted by the lives she took on the Fold, Alina must try to make a life with Mal in an unfamiliar land. She finds starting new is not easy while keeping her identity as the Sun Summoner a secret. She can’t outrun her past or her destiny for long. The Darkling has emerged from the Shadow Fold with a […]