Posted in Miscellaneous

Down the TBR Hole #3

Hello all you lovely people! I’m back! Again! Hehe…whoops, I keep taking hiatuses.

Alright, so I really need to try not to break my New Year resolutions in January, so I’m going to start posting! As of now, I will get back on my blogging schedule! So there. And what better way to start things off than with an extremely easy-to-do feature/tag-thingy?

Me? Lazy? Nooooooooo.

Okay, fine. I’m lazy. I’m kind of embarrassed of myself now. But moving on!

Down the TBR Hole was created by Lia @ Lost in a Story to help decrease the size of our TBRs.

HOW IT WORKS:

  • Go to your Goodreads to-read shelf.
  • Order on ascending date added.
  • Take the first 5 (or 10 if you’re feeling adventurous) books
  • Read the synopses of the books
  • Decide: keep it or should it go?

Continue reading “Down the TBR Hole #3”

Posted in 3.5 Stars, Book Reviews, Reviews, Young Adult Book Reviews

ARC Review: The Gilded Wolves (The Gilded Wolves #1) by Roshani Chokshi // A Fun Heist Novel with Six of Crows Vibes


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Set in a darkly glamorous world, The Gilded Wolves is full of mystery, decadence, and dangerous but thrilling adventure.

Paris, 1889: The world is on the cusp of industry and power, and the Exposition Universelle has breathed new life into the streets and dredged up ancient secrets. In this city, no one keeps tabs on secrets better than treasure-hunter and wealthy hotelier, Séverin Montagnet-Alarie. But when the all-powerful society, the Order of Babel, seeks him out for help, Séverin is offered a treasure that he never imagined: his true inheritance.

To find the ancient artifact the Order seeks, Séverin will need help from a band of experts: An engineer with a debt to pay. A historian who can’t yet go home. A dancer with a sinister past. And a brother in all but blood, who might care too much.

Together, they’ll have to use their wits and knowledge to hunt the artifact through the dark and glittering heart of Paris. What they find might change the world, but only if they can stay alive.


My Rating: ★★★ 1/2 – 3.5 stars

I’m back! I got the flu and so fell off the face of the Earth for a few weeks, but I’m back!

And it would be very very bad if I broke my New Year’s resolution to post 10 times a month on this blog literally the first month of the New Year, so I decided to get my butt up and write this post. I was fortunate enough to get an ARC of this book – which releases today actually! – through BookishFirst. And without further ado, the review: Continue reading “ARC Review: The Gilded Wolves (The Gilded Wolves #1) by Roshani Chokshi // A Fun Heist Novel with Six of Crows Vibes”

Posted in Features, Miscellaneous

2019 New Year’s Resolutions // My Reading, Writing, Blog, and Life Goals

IT’S OFFICIALLY THE NEW YEAR!!

Happy New Year everyone! I hope this year is the year things happen for all of you! And I hope all of your resolutions come to pass (if you made any)!

Speaking of resolutions, I have a few of my own because I actually bothered to do them this year! And I’m actually planning on sticking to them! (Isn’t the last part shocking?) So I thought I’d share them with you all, that way I would be more motivated to stick to them since I wouldn’t want to suffer from the shame that comes from publicly announcing you’re going to do something but never actually doing it.

Hehe. Yeah.

So time to awkwardly transition into my list of resolutions for this year now. Continue reading “2019 New Year’s Resolutions // My Reading, Writing, Blog, and Life Goals”

Posted in Miscellaneous, My (Sad) Writing Life!

2018 Wrap Up // My Year in Books + a List of Favorites + Writing Progress

UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHGHHHHHHHHHH.

UGGGGHHHHHH.

UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUGGGGGGGGHHHHHH.

This year is over.

*cheers like a maniac* YEEESSS.

Okay so I’m slightly melodramatic but I feel like this is deserved? Because this year. Is over. And exams. Are over. All those UGHs don’t cover even half of the PAIN this last month entailed.

Alright now I KNOW I’m being overdramatic, I’m not even in college yet. So I have no right to complain. So feel free to just ignore these last few sentences (paragraphs?).

And uh…sorry about the month long hiatus? *sweatdrops* I didn’t mean for it to happen, it just kind of did? So I apologize. And I hope the holidays have been happy for everyone!

Since it’s the end of the year now so I crawled out of the hole I’ve been dying in (I can’t stop me self from being overdramatic soMEONE SEND HELP) to do this post. Yay. SO LET’S GET STARTED. Break down this year one brick at a time. Woo-hoo. Continue reading “2018 Wrap Up // My Year in Books + a List of Favorites + Writing Progress”

Posted in Miscellaneous

My Top Five Books of All Time // Books that Mean the World to Me

I love very few books. And when I say that, I mean it. There are many books I like well enough, but not many I love and adore with all of my stone-cold heart. Exactly five to date, in fact.

Yeah, I only have five “favorites.” It upsets me too. I wish I could get into books as easily as I’ve seen other people, but it takes a while for the aforementioned stone-cold heart to feel something. So these books are very special and have all had a huge impact on me, in different ways. Continue reading “My Top Five Books of All Time // Books that Mean the World to Me”

Posted in 3 Stars, Book Reviews, Reviews, Young Adult Book Reviews

All the Crooked Saints by Maggie Stiefvater // I AM CONFUSION

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Synopsis:

From bestselling author Maggie Stiefvater, a gripping tale of darkness, miracles, and family. Saints. Miracles. Family. Romance. Death. Redemption.

Here is a thing everyone wants: A miracle.

Here is a thing everyone fears:
What it takes to get one.

Any visitor to Bicho Raro, Colorado is likely to find a landscape of dark saints, forbidden love, scientific dreams, miracle-mad owls, estranged affections, one or two orphans, and a sky full of watchful desert stars.

At the heart of this place you will find the Soria family, who all have the ability to perform unusual miracles. And at the heart of this family are three cousins longing to change its future: Beatriz, the girl without feelings, who wants only to be free to examine her thoughts; Daniel, the Saint of Bicho Raro, who performs miracles for everyone but himself; and Joaquin, who spends his nights running a renegade radio station under the name Diablo Diablo.

They are all looking for a miracle. But the miracles of Bicho Raro are never quite what you expect.


My Rating: ★★★ – 3 stars

After much deliberation, I have decided that Maggie Stiefvater is a damn goddess.

The entire book had an ethereal atmosphere, with beautiful writing to accompany it. But I’m at war with myself, even as I write this review, because I’m trying to figure out how I feel about it.

Other than REALLY CONFUSED. Continue reading “All the Crooked Saints by Maggie Stiefvater // I AM CONFUSION”