• Book Blog,  Bookish Things,  Bookish Tips & Lists,  Top Ten Tuesday

    Top Ten Tuesday #1: Series I Want To Read

    Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and The Bookish. This week was freebie topic so I decided to revisit an old topic and make a list of the Top 10 Series I Want To Read But Haven’t Yet.

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  • Book Blog,  Bookish Things,  The Monday Musts

    The Monday Musts #1

    I made a calendar to schedule blog posts a long time ago and never implemented it. I’m really going to start trying as of today. I want to blog at least 5 days per week and start doing more than just reviews and the occasional tags. I also want to try to do more discussions, guest posts, interviews, etc. so if you are interested in any of the aforementioned feel free to email me at [email protected]!

    As part of my new schedules, I will start doing The Monday Musts, which I recently discovered thanks to Lila at The Bookkeeper’s Secret. 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!

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    Must Read
    R.S. McCoy emailed me and asked me to review her novel, The Killing Jar, which comes out tomorrow, June 28th! To be honest, you never know what you’re going to get when indie authors ask you to review but I’m still a fairly new blogger so it’s not like Scholastic is sending me large packages daily, and the premise sounded pretty interesting. (Check out my cover reveal post for the full synopsis.)

    Well, I’m glad I accepted because this book is actually AMAZING! I love McCoy’s writing style. It’s entertaining and descriptive, but it’s also to the point (if that makes any sense). I’m already in love with many of the characters and the story is just really riveting. I can’t say enough good things about it. So check it out on Goodreads, pre-order it on Amazon, etc. It’s REALLY good, and I hope I get invited to read and review more of her novels.

  • Book Blog,  Bookish Things,  Bookish Tips & Lists,  Tags

    Hamilton Book Tag

    Thank you to Melanie over at It’s A Bookish Thing for tagging me in the Hamilton Book Tag way back in March. (I know, right? I’m such a terrible blogger.) Anyway, like most of America, I’m straight #Hamiltrash. Go ahead and throw me in the gutter. I’ll never apologize for my obsession. If you have somehow avoided this amazing musical, I urge you to stop depriving yourself of greatness. After that amazing sweep at the Hamil…Tony Awards and in celebration of finally purchasing my very own ticket to see the play, I’m more than motivated to do this post. Without further ado, here are my book picks for the Hamilton book tag. I’ll leave you to it!

    THE ROOM WHERE IT HAPPENS: Book world you would put yourself in…

    The Raven BoysIf I could exist in any book world, I’d find myself at 300 Fox Way. I love the world that Maggie Stiefvater created in The Raven Cycle. I love all the characters. The things about The Raven Cycle world is that it’s not an apocalyptic or dystopian. It’s very grounded in reality, but with just the right touch of magic.

    THE SCHUYLER SISTERS: Underrated female character…

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    Cassandra Clare is without a doubt one of the most famous authors in the young adult fantasy realm right now, but most of the attention and adoration is given to The Mortal Instruments and Clary, however, I feel that Tessa [Gray] from the Infernal Devices is the absolute most badass and strong female in the whole Shadowhunter world. I’ll admit that when I first started reading the series, Tessa was a bit irritating because she was really proper and lady-like in Victorian times and she’s just, “Oh my God. A girl in pants! THE HORROR!” I was like, “Stop.” But she quickly turned into a super warrior and unlike Clary, she does what she needs to do for the good of the world and Shadowhunters. She doesn’t risk the lives of millions just to save one person she loves.

  • Book Blog,  Cover Reveals

    Cover Reveal: The Killing Jar

    Author: RS McCoy
    Genre: Science Fiction Romance
    Cover Designer: Kit Foster Design
    Release Date: June 28, 2016

    Blurb: 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.

    Cast out at sixteen, Mable wrote off the problems of the world long ago. Now, her focus is on Hadley, her adopted little sister, and teaching her to survive in the cut-throat underground. Instead, both Mable and Hadley fall into the hands of the program’s recruiter, Silas Arrenstein, and he’s determined to have one of them. Mable can join up with the man and program who killed her brother, or she can leave Hadley to the same fate.

  • Book Blog,  Book Reviews

    ARC Review: With Malice

    With Malice

    • Original Title: With Malice by Eileen Cook
    • Edition: Kindle, 320 pages
    • Published: June 7, 2016 by HMH Books For Young Readers
    • Characters: Jill Charron, Simone McIvory
    • Rating: 4/5
    • Goodreads

    Description: Eighteen-year-old Jill Charron’s senior trip to Italy was supposed to be the adventure of a lifetime. And then the accident happened. Waking up in a hospital room, her leg in a cast, stitches in her face, and a big blank canvas where the last 6 weeks should be, Jill comes to discover she was involved in a fatal accident in her travels abroad. She was jetted home by her affluent father in order to receive quality care. Care that includes a lawyer. And a press team. Because maybe the accident…wasn’t an accident. Wondering not just what happened but what she did, Jill tries to piece together the events of the past six weeks before she loses her thin hold on her once-perfect life.