Book Blog, Book Reviews

Book Review: Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda

August 21, 2016

Original Title: Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli Edition: Paperback, 303 pages Published: April 7th, 2015 by Penguin Characters: Simon Spier, “Blue”, Martin Addinson Rating: 4/5 Synopsis: Sixteen-year-old and not-so-openly gay Simon Spier prefers to save his drama for the school musical. But when an email falls into the wrong hands, his secret is at risk of being thrust into the spotlight. Now Simon is actually being blackmailed: if he doesn’t play wingman for class clown Martin, his sexual identity will become everyone’s business. Worse, the privacy of Blue, the pen name of the boy he’s been emailing, will be compromised. With some messy dynamics emerging in his once tight-knit group of friends,…

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#ReadThemAllThon TBR Pile

August 15, 2016

The Pokemon Read-A-Thon is hosted by Antee from Read At Midnight. For more info on the Pokemon Indigo League #ReadThemAllThon reading challenge, read the Info/Sign Up post here.

Book Blog, Book Reviews

Book Review: Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare

August 11, 2016

Original Title: Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare Edition: Hardcover, 698 pages Published: March 8, 2016 by Margaret K. McElderry Books Characters: Emma Carstairs, Julian Blackthorn Rating: 5/5 Goodreads Description: In a kingdom by the sea… In a secret world where half-angel warriors are sworn to fight demons, parabatai is a sacred word. A parabatai is your partner in battle. A parabatai is your best friend. Parabatai can be everything to each other—but they can never fall in love. Emma Carstairs is a warrior, a Shadowhunter, and the best in her generation. She lives for battle. Shoulder to shoulder with her parabatai, Julian Blackthorn, she patrols the streets of Los Angeles, where vampires party on the…

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Book Blog, Discussion, Rants and Raves

Discussion: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

August 10, 2016

Note: I wanted to write a discussion post, but I can’t quite pull my thoughts together into one coherent post. So, I’m just going to embed all my posts from Tumblr, Instagram, and Twitter to form a makeshift discussion. I think collectively, they tell the whole story of how I feel about Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. My assessment is based on the actual play; I haven’t finished reading the script yet. For the record, I loved the story! Furthermore, I’ve attempted to keep my posts relatively spoiler free, but as with all things, read at your own discretion. Also, I LOVE Scorpius Malfoy!

Book Blog, Cover Reveals

Cover Reveal: The Lethal Agent by RS McCoy

August 1, 2016

I’m super excited to help RS McCoy reveal the cover for her latest science fiction novel, The Lethal Agent! This is the 2nd installment of The Extraction Files, and I am really looking forward to jumping back into this world with these amazing characters! If you have not read The Killing Jar yet, I would highly recommend it. You can view my previous posts about The Killing Jar which include a regular book review and a bookish list aptly entitled 3 Reasons Why You Should Read The Killing Jar. Now, without further ado, here is the gorgeous cover of THE LETHAL AGENT! Author: RS McCoy Genre: Science Fiction Designer: Kit Foster Design Preorder: Amazon Release…

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Book Blog, Bookish Tips & Lists, Guest Posts

5 Great Books That Will Inspire Wanderlust

July 27, 2016

The following post is a guest post written by the lovely Caroline from Culture Coverage. In the midst of my hiatus while traveling, I thought this would be a fitting piece to post now! Enjoy! One of the most beautiful things about books is their power to transport you to another place, time or even universe. Through the adventures of others, we can vicariously explore worlds that often don’t even exist. However, unfortunately sharing these epic journeys with our favorite characters often gives us our own case of itchy feet. These five enchanting novels are not only excellent reads; they are also sure to give you severe wanderlust. Encapsulating both the spirit of travel, with…

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Book Blog, Bookish Tips & Lists, Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday #2: Most Underrated Books

July 5, 2016

  Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and The Bookish. This week’s topic was Top Ten Books With Less Than 2,000 Ratings. I altered it a bit to my Top Ten Eight Underrated Books. Odd Thomas by Dean Koontz ↳ Read more at Goodreads. “The dead don’t talk. I don’t know why.” But they do try to communicate, with a short-order cook in a small desert town serving as their reluctant confidant. Odd Thomas thinks of himself as an ordinary guy, if possessed of a certain measure of talent at the Pico Mundo Grill and rapturously in love with the most beautiful girl in the world, Stormy Llewellyn.    …

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Book Blog, Book Reviews

Review: The Killing Jar

July 4, 2016

Original Title: The Killing Jar Author: RS McCoy Edition: Paperback, 400 pages Published: June 28th, 2016 by RS McCoy Characters: Mable Wilkinson, Silas Arrenstein Rating: 4/5 Synopsis from Goodreads: Earth is dying, circling the drain on life support. The future of the human race depends on space exploration, but they’re running out of time. Parasitic insects are systematically killing the best scientific minds but no one knows why. Mable Wilkinson is the last hope to figure it out, she just doesn’t know it yet. For years, her resourcefulness, intelligence, and penchant for problem-solving have put her at the top of a very short list of researchers, only she doesn’t want to be part of it.…

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Book Blog, Bookish Things, The Monday Musts

The Monday Musts #2

July 4, 2016

The Monday Musts is a weekly meme hosted by Jessica at Lovin’ Los Libros in which we talk about our must reads, must listens, and must sees of the week! Must Read If you are one of the few people in the world who haven’t read The Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater, then I urge you to do so. Okay, I still haven’t read The Raven King (even though I made a big fuss about buying it when it came out). I’ve had every opportunity to read it, but honestly, I just don’t want it to end!

Book Blog, Book Haul, Bookish Things, Bookish Tips & Lists, Monthly Rewind

June Rewind: Book Haul, Reviews, & Recap

July 1, 2016

Okay, I’m going to attempt to do my first ever wrap up post which consist of books I received this month, a recap of posts from this month, and a little lifestyle update (i.e. just talking about my boring life), and a little look into what’s ahead for July, including my tbr. Book Haul First, let’s start with all the physical books that I picked up or were sent to me this month. I grabbed the Harry Potter: The Creature Vault when it was on sale at Book Outlet. It’s SO beautiful. I can’t wait to be able to take beautiful pictures of it with the rest of my Harry Potter books and merchandise. Then,…

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