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  • January Book Haul

    Welcome to my first ever ‘Book Haul’! I am an avid library patron, so I won’t ever have a tall stack of newly purchased books. I do however, dabble every once in a while! I believe you can be a reader, a blogger, and a reviewer without needing to own very many books, or even a proper bookshelf. (Any surface with a book on it is automatically a ‘bookshelf’, right?!) 😉   Physical Haul ~ ☀️ indicates an ARC ~     ☀️ The Princess and the Fangirl By Ashley Poston   Match Me If You Can By Tiana Smith     eBook Haul ~ ☀️ indicates an ARC ~    A…

  • Mini Reviews: Feminist Reads

    Moxie By Jennifer Mathieu All of you were S O  F * I N G  R I G H T ! ♡★♡★♡★♡★♡★♡★♡★♡★♡★♡ I loved this more than I know how to express!!! Wow, talk about an empowering book—if you haven’t picked this up yet, put it on the top of your list! (PS this is also a great book to use to *avoid* an impending slump…) Legendary Ladies By Ann Shen A decent compilation of feminine deities from about 20 different cultures around the world. I really appreciated that it was not limited to Greek and Norse mythology. I was, however, expecting a bit more than a couple of basic…

  • Mini Reviews: The Illuminae Files

    Illuminae The Illuminae Files, Book 1 By Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff Holy ███ mother███er! < ERROR > THERE ARE NOT ENOUGH STARS IN THE MULTIVERSE FOR A PROPER RATING. < INITIALIZING > < ERROR > < ERROR > < FAIL > Since there will never be a coherent review coming from me about this masterpiece, I won’t lie and say RTC, but rather keep it short and sweet: I’ve never experienced anything like this before and it is an instant favorite! I cannot ███ing wait to finish the trilogy. ███ me just read this ███! You won’t regret it, chum 😛 Gemina The Illuminae Files, Book 2 By Amie…

  • Mini Reviews: Summer Lovin’

    The Distance Between Us By Kasie West Wow! I thoroughly enjoyed The Distance Between Us. First of all, this has ‘fanfic’ written all over it. As a massive Gilmore Girls fangirl myself, this actually made me happier rather than upset, so it was a complete guilty pleasure! Also, I just figured out gifs so here’s a ton to gush over. *Sheepishly grins from ear to ear*   Caymen (Rory) – is extremely close with her mom, but things have been stressful financially lately (always). She attends the local public school and has been taught that the rich are a certain breed you don’t want to get messed up with. She’s studious…

  • Book Review: Alice in Zombieland

    Alice in Zombieland White Rabbit Chronicles, Book 1 By Gena Showalter Released: 2013   She won’t rest until she’s sent every walking corpse back to its grave. Forever. If anyone had told Alice Bell that her entire life would change course between one heartbeat and the next, she would have laughed. From blissful to tragic, innocent to ruined? Please. But that’s all it took. One heartbeat. A blink, a breath, a second, and everything she knew and loved was gone. Her father was right. The monsters are real. To avenge her family, Ali must learn to fight the undead. To survive, she must learn to trust the baddest of the…

  • Mini Reviews: The Flamel Secrets

    The Magician The Secrets of the Immortal of Nicholas Flamel, Book 2 By Michael Scott A fantastic sequel to The Alchemyst! It moved quicker and contained more “action” scenes. Since most of the characters were introduced in the previous book, there was more time for some character development. I’m looking forward to The Sorceress, next in the series, to develop Perenelle’s character… I think she could be my favorite! I’m still adjusting to a clash of myths/legends because I typically like stories that keep them categorically separate, but I am finding it an interesting read nonetheless. Audiobook Performance: ★★★★ The Sorceress The Secrets of the Immortal of Nicholas Flamel, Book…

  • Book Review: Since You’ve Been Gone

    Since You’ve Been Gone By Morgan Matson Released: 2014   It was Sloane who yanked Emily out of her shell and made life 100% interesting. But right before what should have been the most epic summer, Sloane just…disappears. All she leaves behind is a to-do list. On it, thirteen Sloane-inspired tasks that Emily would normally never try. But what if they could bring her best friend back? Apple picking at night? Okay, easy enough. Dance until dawn? Sure. Why not? Kiss a stranger? Um… Emily now has this unexpected summer, and the help of Frank Porter (totally unexpected), to check things off Sloane’s list. Who knows what she’ll find? Go…

  • Book Review: Geekerella

    Geekerella Once Upon a Con, Book 1 By Ashley Poston Released: 2017   Cinderella goes to the con in this fandom-fueled twist on the classic fairy tale. Part romance, part love letter to nerd culture, and all totally adorbs, Geekerella is a fairy tale for anyone who believes in the magic of fandom. Geek girl Elle Wittimer lives and breathes Starfield, the classic sci-fi series she grew up watching with her late father. So when she sees a cosplay contest for a new Starfield movie, she has to enter. The prize? An invitation to the ExcelsiCon Cosplay Ball, and a meet-and-greet with the actor slated to play Federation Prince Carmindor…

  • Book Review: To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before

    To All the Boy’s I’ve Loved Before To All the Boy’s I’ve Loved Before, Book 1 By Jenny Han Released: 2014   What if all the crushes you ever had found out how you felt about them…all at once? Sixteen-year-old Lara Jean Song keeps her love letters in a hatbox her mother gave her. They aren’t love letters that anyone else wrote for her; these are ones she’s written. One for every boy she’s ever loved—five in all. When she writes, she pours out her heart and soul and says all the things she would never say in real life, because her letters are for her eyes only. Until the…

  • Mini Reviews: Wayward Children

    Every Heart a Doorway Wayward Children, Book 1 By Seanan McGuire You’re nobody’s doorway but your own, and the only one who gets to tell you how your story ends is you. I really liked the characters, each with their own quirks and flaws. I loved the writing. The premise was full of promise, but the actual plot left me… unsatisfied? The story started with fantasy elements—both colorful as well as dark—then a little over half way through it declared, “No, that was a false pretense, silly. Deep down, I’m more of a grotesque horror. Psych!” Let’s step back for a moment to how much I love the writing and…

  • Mini Reviews: Fangirling

    I Am Princess X By Cherie Priest Holy crud-muffins this was SO GOOD! It was the epitome of serendipitous fun! 🙂 When I accidentally stumbled upon this, I couldn’t peel my eyes away. It wasn’t on my radar, but those are the reads that I typically enjoy the most. The story follows a webcomic with a riddle only May can solve… and that’s all I’ll disclose because it’s definitely more fun to go into it blind! Pick this one up if you’re looking for a quick fun YA murder mystery. I loved May! ♡ And I loved how the webcomic was intertwined into the plot. “Why should the princess have…

  • Book Review: Scythe

    Scythe Arc of a Scythe, Book 1 By Neal Shusterman   Thou shalt kill. A world with no hunger, no disease, no war, no misery. Humanity has conquered all those things, and has even conquered death. Now scythes are the only ones who can end life—and they are commanded to do so, in order to keep the size of the population under control. Citra and Rowan are chosen to apprentice to a scythe—a role that neither wants. These teens must master the “art” of taking life, knowing that the consequence of failure could mean losing their own. ♫ You might have to excuse me I’ve lost control of all my…

  • Book Review: Queen of Shadows

    Queen of Shadows By Sarah J. Maas Released: 2015   Sarah J. Maas’s New York Times bestselling Throne of Glass series reaches new heights in this sweeping fourth volume. Everyone Celaena Sardothien loves has been taken from her. But she’s at last returned to the empire-for vengeance, to rescue her once-glorious kingdom, and to confront the shadows of her past… She will fight for her cousin, a warrior prepared to die just to see her again. She will fight for her friend, a young man trapped in an unspeakable prison. And she will fight for her people, enslaved to a brutal king and awaiting their lost queen’s triumphant return. Celaena’s…