Book Blog, Rants and Raves

Shadowhunters Not-Quite-A-Review Review

February 16, 2016

Let me start by saying that I love The Mortal Instruments books, The Infernal Devices, and pretty much anything slightly related to the beloved Shadowhunters world. Although I wasn’t in love with The Mortal Instruments movie, I was still disappointed that we wouldn’t get to see the rest of the books come to life (and hey, the Twilight movies got infinitely better after that first monstrosity). So, when it was announced that there was a TV show, I was thrilled! On that note, I’ll start with the characters I love, most notably, Simon Lewis! I didn’t think that anyone would be able to live up to Robert Sheehan (because I loved him so much from…

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Book Blog, Book Reviews

Book Review: Dorothy Must Die

February 12, 2016

Original Title: Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige Edition: Hardcover, 452 pages Published: April 1, 2014 by HarperCollins Characters: Amy Gumm, Nox, Gamora, Gert, Dorothy Gale Rating: 3/5 Description: I didn’t ask for any of this. I didn’t ask to be some kind of hero. But when your whole life gets swept up by a tornado – taking you with it – you have no choice but to go along, you know? Sure, I’ve read the books. I’ve seen the movies. I know the song about the rainbow and the happy little bluebirds. But I never expected Oz to look like this. To be a place where Good Witches can’t be trusted, Wicked Witches may…

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Book Blog, Bookish Tips & Lists

Bookish Tips: Beautiful Bookstagram Staging

January 20, 2016

Most young bookworms, like myself, are fascinated with bookstagram and booklr. The sheer amount of accounts that pop up daily is astounding, and I say the more, the better. The great thing about bookstagram is that almost no two accounts are the same. Even though you may see a plethora of the same books, everyone’s staging is unique. If you’re looking to start or improve your bookstagram photos, here’s a few tips I’ve learned along the way. FIND A NATURAL LIGHT SOURCE Have you ever taken a photograph outside and been absolutely amazed at how crisp and professional it looks? Well, natural lighting creates the same effects for your bookish photos too. If you can,…

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Book Review: Ignite Me

January 18, 2016

Ignite Me (Shatter Me, #3) by Tahereh Mafi Edition: Hardcover, 409 pages Published: February 4th, 2014 by HarperCollins Characters: Adam Kent, Juliette Ferrars, Aaron Warner Anderson, Kenji Kishimoto Rating: 3/5 Description: With Omega Point destroyed, Juliette doesn’t know if the rebels, her friends, or even Adam are alive. But that won’t keep her from trying to take down The Reestablishment once and for all. Now she must rely on Warner, the handsome commander of Sector 45. The one person she never thought she could trust. The same person who saved her life. He promises to help Juliette master her powers and save their dying world . . . but that’s not all he wants with her.…

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Book Blog, Book Haul

Boxing Day Book Outlet Haul

January 11, 2016

My Boxing Day book haul from @BookOutlet has finally arrived. I’ve already read the Caster Chronicles series via Kindle, and I really enjoyed them so I couldn’t pass on having these beautiful hardcovers for so cheap! The rest of this haul is a gamble, but I hope I find a new favorite among them. I will say the J.J. Abrams book is stunning visually. I will take more pictures of it’s contents. The Haul (Links to Goodreads): Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl Beautiful Darkness by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl Beautiful Chaos by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl Beautiful Redemption by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl Premeditated by Josin L. McQuein Welcome to Bordertown…

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Book Review: Carry On

January 11, 2016

Original Title: Carry On by Rainbow Rowell Edition: Hardcover, 522 pages Published: October 6th 2015 by St. Martin’s Griffin Characters: Simon Snow, Baz Pitch, Penelope, Agatha Rating: 5/5 Description: Simon Snow is the worst chosen one who’s ever been chosen. That’s what his roommate, Baz, says. And Baz might be evil and a vampire and a complete git, but he’s probably right. Half the time, Simon can’t even make his wand work, and the other half, he sets something on fire. His mentor’s avoiding him, his girlfriend broke up with him, and there’s a magic-eating monster running around wearing Simon’s face. Baz would be having a field day with all this, if he were here—it’s…

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Book Blog, Question of the Day

What’s your favorite genre?

January 10, 2016

My favorite book genre  is young adult, but specifically fantasy or anything that involves magic, witches and wizards, vampires, faerie, angels, and other creatures! I really love that you can step completely into a fantasy world and let your imagination run wild. It’s the ultimate escapism! QOTD: What’s your favorite genre and why?

Book Blog, Question of the Day

What are you currently reading?

January 10, 2016

I’m STILL currently reading Carry On. If you follow me on Instagram, you already know I’ve been “reading” this for weeks (I didn’t pick up a book at all during my 2 week Winter Break). I’m also reading Dorothy Must Die as an eBook and The Sorcerer’s Stone though so I’m giving myself a pass for being extremely slow. QOTD: What are you currently reading? What are your reading goals for the year?

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What was/is the first book you read in 2016?

January 9, 2016

According to my Goodreads, the first book I read last year was Eleanor & Park. I absolutely adore this novel and I would recommend to anyone who’s considering reading it! I’m bring in the 2016 with another Rainbow Rowell novel. Carry On will be my first novel of the year! QOTD: What was/is the first book you read this year?

Book Blog, Book Haul

Book Mail!

January 9, 2016

This was my last book haul of 2015 from Book Outlet. I’m so excited to read The Devil’s Only Friend. I absolutely love John Cleaver! Also includes Lux Beginnings and Opposition (but I won’t even start the series until I get Consequences), Afterworlds, Dangerous Creatures, and End Game: The Calling.