Coming up in May

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It has been a while since I have done a TBR but I am here I am attempting a new TBR pile that I hope I get to this month. Some are new releases so I am really excited to get to them.

1 Ash Princess (Ash Princess Trilogy #1) by Laura Sebastian

  This is my current read and I am enjoying it so far. This book is a fantasy about a Princess named Theodosia whos county was taken over when she was six and for the past 10 years she has been held prisoner by the people who took over her country and killed her mother. Now she has to find the courage and strength to take back what is hers and put an end to the Kaiser.

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Zoe’s 24 Hour Readathon | Gratitude Edition

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A few weeks ago Zoe from ReadbyZoe announced that she will be hosting another 24 hour readathon on March 30th and of course I will be participating. This time around Zoe is going to be focusing on books that she is thankful for. I will link the video so you can get more information on the readathon. That being said I will now share with you what books I plan on reading during the readathon.

Since this readathon is all about gratitude all the books will be re-reads.

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Reading Goals 2019

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As 2018 comes to an end I wanted to share with you what my reading goals will be for the new year. Hope you enjoy.

1- Read more adult books: I read mostly young adult books so in 2019 I want to branch out more and read more in the adult area. Especially fantasy adult.

2- Read classics: I think this year I read maybe two classics so I want to make sure that I read more than that in 2019.

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24 Hour Read-A-Thon/ 12-22-18

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In the hopes of getting as much reading done by the end of the year ( which is a little over a week away), I have decided to do a 24-hour read-a-thon on Saturday the 22nd. In the past 24 hr read-a-thons starting at midnight doesn’t always work out so well, so I will start reading at noon est and read until 11:59 am the next day. I will also defiantly get some sleep in.

What I Plan on Reading

1- Always and Forever Lara Jean by Jenny Han

The last book in the To all the Boys I’ve Loved Before trilogy. I loved the first two books so I am excited to see how this story ends.

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before: Book vs. Movie

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Review: Rule by Ellen Goodlett

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Here is a new review for you guys. This review is on the book Rule by Ellen Goodlett. Want to know more about it? Well, keep on reading. 

About

“The king is dying, his heir has just been murdered, and rebellion brews in the east. But the kingdom of Kolonya and the outer Reaches has one last option before it descends into leaderless chaos.

Or rather, three unexpected options.

Zofi has spent her entire life trekking through the outer Reaches with her band of Travelers. She would do anything to protect the band, her family. But no one can ever find out how far she’s already gone. 

Akeylah was raised in the Eastern Reach, surrounded by whispers of rebellion and abused by her father. Desperate to escape, she makes a decision that threatens the whole kingdom.

Ren grew up in Kolonya, serving as a lady’s maid and scheming her way out of the servants’ chambers. But one such plot could get her hung for treason if anyone ever discovers what she’s done.

When the king summons the girls, they arrive expecting arrest or even execution. Instead, they learn the truth: they are his illegitimate daughters, and one must become his new heir. But someone in Kolonya knows their secrets, and that someone will stop at nothing to keep the sisters from their destiny… to rule.

Magic, mystery, and blackmail abound in this sensational and striking fantasy debut.”

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Review: Furyborn by Claire Legrand

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Long time no book review. I am so happy to be writing a new book review and this one will be on Furyborn by Claire Legrand. Furyborn the first book in the Empirium trilogy was released on May 22nd, 2018 by Sourcebooks Fire. It is the story of two powerful women and their story takes place one thousand years apart.

 

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“When assassins ambush her best friend, Rielle Dardenne risks everything to save him, exposing herself as one of a pair of prophesied queens: a queen of light, and a queen of blood. To prove she is the Sun Queen, Rielle must endure seven elemental magic trials. If she fails, she will be executed…unless the trials kill her first. Continue reading “Review: Furyborn by Claire Legrand”

Book Monologue #9: War Storm by Victoria Aveyard

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In this post, I will be talking about all my thoughts on War Storm by Victoria Aveyard the last book in the Red Queen series. This review will have spoilers so if you want to read my spoiler-free review you can go here → War Storm Spoiler Free.

Other reviews in the series:

Red Queen–     Spoiler Free  with Spoilers

Glass Sword–   Spoiler Free  with Spoilers

King’s Cage–     Spoiler Free  with Spoilers

Now on to the review!

Like I said in my spoiler-free review I felt that the first 200 pages were dragging and I was just there waiting for the action to start. I like fast-paced books so it just took so much for me to get through this book. Once the story started to pick up I did really enjoy this conclusion novel. It went places that I didn’t expect it to which is good because it makes it unpredictable. Continue reading “Book Monologue #9: War Storm by Victoria Aveyard”

Review: War Storm by Victoria Aveyard

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This is super late but here is my spoiler-free review of War Storm by Victoria Aveyard. If you are unaware this is the last book in the Red Queen series, that being said there will be some spoilers from the other books in the series. If you want to check out my reviews for those books you can check them out here —> Red Queen, Glass Sword, King’s Cage. Now on to the review.

Okay, I will start off by saying that this book took me a little over two months to read. I had a hard time really getting into the book because I felt that the first 200 pages there was not much happening and I just wanted to get to the real action. Also, I wanted to see what Maven was up to because he is such a character it is never a dull moment when he is around. That said once it started to pick up I did start to enjoy it more.

One of the things that I liked was that for two or three chapters we got to read from Maven’s point of view and I feel that for those few chapters it added so much to his character because we got to finally see a some of his inner thoughts. I also really liked some of Evangeline’s chapters because we just got to learn more about her also her sass IMG_2769is just everything! Now Mare, so if you have read King’s Cage you know how it ended and the way that Mare handles the situation was so annoying! I mean Cal didn’t handle the situation any better but those two I just couldn’t stand how they were dealing with it especially Mare.

Let’s talk about the ending. I really enjoyed the ending mainly because it was not what I thought or hoped would happen. There was a certain thing that I thought will not happen and it actually did.  I also think that it was a bold move that Aveyard let that happen. That is very vague but I don’t want to spoil it for you. What I also loved about this book as well as the entire series is how it touches on some topics that are very relevant today in a unique way. I will touch on this more in my spoiler review.

All in all, I did enjoy this book but not as much as I loved King’s Cage. I did not walk away from this book thinking “wow that was amazing” but I was thinking about it past reading the last page, that was mainly due to the ending. I will say that I feel that it could have been shorter because some parts did drag. I gave War Storm 3.75 stars out of 5. Let me know in the comments what your thoughts are on the series with no spoilers of course. Also, I will be posting my spoiler review later this week so keep an eye out for that.

Until next time book nerds,

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Book vs. Movie: To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han

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As most of you may know the To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before movie was released on Netflix this month. I saw the trailer before it came out and I thought it looked interesting, I had not read the book yet so I decided to read the book before watching the movie. In this blog post, I will give you all, my thoughts on both the book and the movie.  Continue reading “Book vs. Movie: To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han”

Coming Up in August

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Here are the books that I am planning on reading this August.

  1. Catwoman: Soulstealer  by Sarah J. Maas

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I have joined an online book club and this is the book for August. I am so excited to read it and discuss it with other readers.  Continue reading “Coming Up in August”