• IMG20180715114646 e1532773327686 - My BOOKTUBEATHON TBR
    Readathons

    My BOOKTUBEATHON TBR

    Hey hey! First off, let me tell you how much I love the annual Booktubeathon. I did it for the first time in 2017 and it was my first time doing any kind of real readathon where I was super dedicated. If you don’t know what Booktubeathon is about, it’s basically a readathon to help encourage more reading. There are 7 challenges and the last challenge is always to read 7 books. So that means trying to read 7 books in 7 days! Crazy, I know. I actually can’t remember if I finished 7 books last year but I know I really enjoyed it. Not just because it was fun…

  • IMG20180430140251 e1532773793901 - 2018 YA Trend Report & Trend Predictions
    Features

    2018 YA Trend Report & Trend Predictions

    YA Book Trend Report & The Trends of 2018   This is an article I wrote for The Nerd Daily earlier this year. I really enjoyed the throwback and analysis of what might be to come for YA. I’d love your opinion on it! I think I’d like to make this a series and do one for 2019 as well.   The category that is Young Adult is filled with so many different types of books and genres nowadays that it can a bit tricky to find what to read since there are so many options. However, like most things, there are certain styles and genres that create a trend.…

  • IMG20180114173432 e1532773860989 - BOOK TAG: Am I A Guilty Reader?
    Book Tags,  Features

    BOOK TAG: Am I A Guilty Reader?

    I’ve only ever done book tags on Instagram so welcome to my first blog book tag! The first one I wanted to try was the ‘Am I a Guilty Reader Tag?’. It was created from a gorgeous booktuber who I’ve met and has a beautiful soul called Chami from IsThatChami. You can find the original tag from this video right HERE.   Let’s get on with the tag! Am I a guilty reader?   Have You Ever Regifted A Book That You’ve Been Given? Erm…no. I don’t get gifted book very often and if I have I have not regifted them. Have you ever said you’ve read a book when you haven’t?…

  • IMG20180701144246 e1532760915549 - Save the Date Book Review
    Reviews

    Save the Date Book Review

      Goodreads Blurb:   Charlie Grant’s older sister is getting married this weekend at their family home, and Charlie can’t wait—for the first time in years, all four of her older siblings will be under one roof. Charlie is desperate for one last perfect weekend, before the house is sold and everything changes. The house will be filled with jokes and games and laughs again. Making decisions about things like what college to attend and reuniting with longstanding crush Jesse Foster—all that can wait. She wants to focus on making the weekend perfect. The only problem? The weekend is shaping up to be an absolute disaster. There’s the unexpected dog…

  • IMG20180728163743 2 e1532760327351 - Thunderhead (Arc of a Scythe #2) Book Review
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    Thunderhead (Arc of a Scythe #2) Book Review

    WARNING. Spoilers for Scythe (the first book) are ahead!   Goodreads Blurb:   Rowan has gone rogue, and has taken it upon himself to put the Scythedom through a trial by fire. Literally. In the year since Winter Conclave, he has gone off-grid, and has been striking out against corrupt scythes—not only in MidMerica, but across the entire continent. He is a dark folk hero now—“Scythe Lucifer”—a vigilante taking down corrupt scythes in flames. Citra, now a junior scythe under Scythe Curie, sees the corruption and wants to help change it from the inside out, but is thwarted at every turn, and threatened by the “new order” scythes. Realizing she…

  • IMG20180611145228 e1532759284187 - A Thousand Perfect Notes Book Review & Author Interview
    Author Interviews,  Features,  Reviews

    A Thousand Perfect Notes Book Review & Author Interview

      Goodreads Blurb:   An emotionally charged story of music, abuse and, ultimately, hope. Beck hates his life. He hates his violent mother. He hates his home. Most of all, he hates the piano that his mother forces him to play hour after hour, day after day. He will never play as she did before illness ended her career and left her bitter and broken. But Beck is too scared to stand up to his mother, and tell her his true passion, which is composing his own music – because the least suggestion of rebellion on his part ends in violence. When Beck meets August, a girl full of life,…

  • IMG20180604142418 - Furyborn by Claire Legrand Book Review
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    Furyborn by Claire Legrand Book Review

      Goodreads Blurb:   Follows two fiercely independent young women, centuries apart, who hold the power to save their world…or doom it. When assassins ambush her best friend, the crown prince, Rielle Dardenne risks everything to save him, exposing her ability to perform all seven kinds of elemental magic. The only people who should possess this extraordinary power are a pair of prophesied queens: a queen of light and salvation and a queen of blood and destruction. To prove she is the Sun Queen, Rielle must endure seven trials to test her magic. If she fails, she will be executed…unless the trials kill her first. A thousand years later, the…

  • IMG20180513134939 e1534478938184 - Scythe Book Review
    Reviews

    Scythe Book Review

      Goodreads Blurb:   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.   Rating: ★★★★★ (4.75/5) Concept & World I actually loved this book way more than I thought I did. I have…

  • IMG20180729183331 e1532856433983 - All of This is True Book Review
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    All of This is True Book Review

    Goodreads Blurb:   Miri Tan loved the book Undertow like it was a living being. So when she and her friends went to a book signing to meet the author, Fatima Ro, they concocted a plan to get close to her, even if her friends won’t admit it now. As for Jonah, well—Miri knows none of that was Fatima’s fault. Soleil Johnston wanted to be a writer herself one day. When she and her friends started hanging out with her favorite author, Fatima Ro, she couldn’t believe their luck—especially when Jonah Nicholls started hanging out with them, too. Now, looking back, Soleil can’t believe she let Fatima manipulate her and…

  • heartofiron - Heart of Iron Mini-Review
    Mini-Reviews,  Reviews

    Heart of Iron Mini-Review

    Goodreads Blurb:   Seventeen-year-old Ana is a scoundrel by nurture and an outlaw by nature. Found as a child drifting through space with a sentient android called D09, Ana was saved by a fearsome space captain and the grizzled crew she now calls family. But D09—one of the last remaining illegal Metals—has been glitching, and Ana will stop at nothing to find a way to fix him. Ana’s desperate effort to save D09 leads her on a quest to steal the coordinates to a lost ship that could offer all the answers. But at the last moment, a spoiled Ironblood boy beats Ana to her prize. He has his own…