Favorite Quotes

'Once upon a time, there was a man as great as the gods...... But even the great can tremble with fear. Even the great can Fall.

Mary E. Pearson, Kiss of Deception

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Harry Potter Moment of The Week (21)

Harry Potter Moment of the Week is a  meme hosted by Leah @ Uncorked Thoughts  and Micheline @ Lunar Rainbows Reviews. The idea is to share a favorite moment, magical item, character, spell, quote, object from the books, films or J.K.Rowling herself!  How to join up &  upcoming topics here.

~Favorite quote from Prisoner of Azkaban?~

This is such a hard question! I love quotes so much. I have a book of quotes where I write down any quotes that I like. So, it's hard to ask me to chose a favorite quote from one of my favorite books. It was extremely difficult! So I picked a few instead of just one. I'm a rule breaker, I know!
 The Prisoner of Azkaban is my favorite Harry Potter book because of so many reasons and the quotes I picked kind of shows that. 

“Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.”


“Prongs rode again last night... You know, Harry, in a way, you did see your father last night... You found him inside yourself.” 


“I solemnly swear that I'm up to no good.”


"Mischief Managed."

What was your favorite quote?

Happy Reading

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Book Recommendations: New Adult

This is a relatively new feature that I will be posting now. I started blogging to talk about books with fellow book-lovers and basically nerding out. I thought, why not nerd out more? Thus this recommendation post came into being. I know this is not a unique feature and people literally do it every day. However, I wanted to recommend some books I really love, nerd off about them, and then talk with you guys about your favorite books. Hope you guys like it because I have about 4 posts already written and I'm posting them regardless.

~Wait for You by J. Lynn (A.K.A Jennifer L. Armentrout)~

Reasons to Read: 
A very relatable character. Beautifully written love story. A hidden secret (cliché I know, but it's much darker than I made it sound). A broken main character. Amazing character development. Hot, smexy scenes, and incredible love interest.

“You are really…”

“Amazing? Awesome?” He paused, brows raised. “Astonishing?”

“I was going to go with bizarre.”
“Well, hell, if I had feelings that might actually hurt.” 

“I’m confident enough in my masculinity and sexuality that I can say that Ryan Gosling is just dreamy in this movie.” 
This one is when she met Cam's father
“Within a few short hours, he nearly had me agreeing to try deer jerky for the first time. Almost. If it weren't for Cam continuously whispering "Bambi" in my ear every couple of minutes, I would've caved.” 

Personal Thoughts
This book wonderful and amazing to read! Avery is such a relatable and brave main character. She seems so real and her issues are so raw and relatable. She has been through horrible things (I won’t say what because it would spoil it) and it adds such a real and dark aspect to the whole story. And the fact that you don’t know what actually happen to her for the majority of the book adds this mystery dynamic to the story. Lastly, the romance is great because of how real and great they were with each other! They developed such a beautiful and loving relationship!

~Maybe Someday by Colleen Hoover~

Reasons to Read: 

Amazing characters and character development. A wonderfully tragic love story. A very relatable main character. Will give you all the feels!! (I am not kidding about that, I cried three separate times when reading this one)

“Sometimes in life, we need a few bad days in order to keep the good ones in perspective.” 

Personal Thoughts
This book is one of my all-time favorite contemporaries! This book was just so emotional that I actually cried, multiple time, like for the majority of the last half. I was thoroughly emotionally drained when I finished this one but in a good way. The author beautifully portrayed these character’s twisted and confused emotions and you couldn’t help but get caught up in the story and the characters. Also, I loved the fact that disability is portrayed  and plays a big role in this book. It's not something you see a lot in young or new adult fiction and I thoroughly enjoyed it!

~Just One Day and Just One Year by Gayle Forman~

Reasons to Read

A very interesting story line, Amazing characters (I loved every single character there was), Fantastic character depth and development, and an amazing love story! This book will make you so invested in the love story that you will never stop thinking of it!

“We are born in one day. We die in one day. We can change in one day. And we can fall in love in one day. Anything can happen in just one day.”

Personal Thoughts
This series was beyond amazing!! I loved every second of reading them! Allyson was very relatable and I loved her character so much! Most of the time I hate these story lines because they come across as cliche but Gayle Forman did this one so well! I loved it! Willem and Allyson had such chemistry that even though it was insta-love it never really felt like insta-love. It came across as a very meaningful relationship and I was instantly in love with it! This book really shows the impact a person can have on someone's life and that was very interesting to read!

What New Adult books would you recommend?
Happy Reading

Friday, June 17, 2016

Review: The Winner's Kiss by Marie Rutkoski

Warning; There will be spoilers for the first two books in the series. Not big spoilers, but enough that you will feel spoiled. Just a fair warning

Grade:4.5 Butterflies
Series: The Winner's Trilogy #3 (Finale)
Author: Marie Rutkoski
Publisher: Farrar Straus Giroux Books

Goodreads Summary

Some kisses come at a price.

War has begun. Arin is in the thick of it with untrustworthy new allies and the empire as his enemy. Though he has convinced himself that he no longer loves Kestrel, Arin hasn’t forgotten her, or how she became exactly the kind of person he has always despised. She cared more for the empire than she did for the lives of innocent people—and certainly more than she did for him.

At least, that’s what he thinks.

In the frozen north, Kestrel is a prisoner in a brutal work camp. As she searches desperately for a way to escape, she wishes Arin could know what she sacrificed for him. She wishes she could make the empire pay for what they’ve done to her.

But no one gets what they want just by wishing.

As the war intensifies, both Kestrel and Arin discover that the world is changing. The East is pitted against the West, and they are caught in between. With so much to lose, can anybody really win?

So, this book was a thing! I'm still in shock over it! It was a very heartbreaking, nail-biting, amazingly fantastic conclusion to this series! I'm torn between feeling sad that this series is over and being happy that this was such a great conclusion! When starting this, I was so nervous that this book wouldn't meet the expectations that the first two books created for me. Needless to say, this book had a very high bar to meet and I am happy to report that this book didn't just meet the bar, it surpassed it! I loved this book so much!  I loved the characters, I loved the war and the story, I loved the setting, I loved the romance, basically everything about this book I loved!

This book starts out right where The Winner's Crime left off. Kestrel is off to the work camp in the tundra and Arin is coming back from the East to start the war. When I started reading I was so focused on getting to the part where Arin learned about everything Kestrel kept secret. This was because I was so excited to read his response. The second book was literally leading up to that point and boy did that scene not disappoint! I loved the war of emotions that swirled like a sandstorm inside Arin and the agony it created. This sounds a bit sadistic but hear me out. I got so irritated with Arin and his self-doubt in the last book that I was incrediably happy to leave behind. He finally put all the pieces together and was like "gee, I was right". I appreciated that and his guilt.

Kestrel starts out at the work camp and I was truly terrified for her because that place is freaking messed up! All the drugs they gave her made me so scared for her and the emotions that she felt just made my heart ache! I was truly scared for her safety and her sanity! This says a lot about Marie Rutkoski's writing because when you connect enough with a character that you actually feel for them and their pain it makes the whole book better!

The book went on from there and holy crap it was a whirlwind! The onslaught of emotions this book created was wonderfully draining. The writing style is so fantastic because the emotions that the characters have just jump through the page. This book started off with a glimmer of hope which turned into devastation into hopelessness into sadness, into hope again. This author has such a talent for describing emotions that the characters feel. You get the sense that the emotions you are reading are real and they are real people being described. This aspect of Marie Rutkoski's writing really immerses you into the book and I loved it!

This whole series had been heavily focused on the romance and love story between Kestrel and Arin. The plot is driven by the political tensions and intrigue but it is focused on Kestrel and Arin. This bothered some people but I loved it!! The whole series is basically shipping Kestrel and Arin and I was on board! Kestrel and Arin have such chemistry and it's so great to read! Even when they hated each other they still worked! The emotions they had for each other were so real and so heartbreakingly beautiful! They longed for each other, they needed to be near each other and practically lived for each other! This was just so enjoyable to read! Especially considering there was never even a hint of a love triangle. However, they were still two separate people whose whole lives didn't circle around the other person. I appreciated this so much because it made their relationship even more realistic than it already was. Kestrel and Arin have the kind of love you wish for as a teenager while at the same time not being overbearingly cliche and I just loved it so much!

This book was amazing! I can't say more than that, well I could but it would just be more gushing and fangirling then actually reviewing the book, so I'll spare you that! The only aspect that I got a little annoyed with was how it didn't focus on any of the supporting characters at all. I was happy with how much limelight Kestrel and Arin got, but towards the end of the book I got a little disappointed that none of the other characters were being focused on.

Besides that one aspect, I loved everything of this book!! Arin and Kestrel had such chemistry, the war created a very nail-bitting story (I was so afirad Marie Rutkoski would pull a George R. R. Martin and just start killing everyone), the setting was beautiful as always, and I loved how the book ended. I like how everything was wrapped but still open enough that she could write another book. I just loved this book and series! Seriously, read this series (get it? I made a punny XD) These books are amazing!

This book got...

4.5 Butterflies
Beautiful, this is a great book. 

Happy Reading

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Review: The Winner's Crime by Marie Rutkoski

Grade: 4.5 Butterflies
Series: The Winner's Trilogy #2
Author: Marie Rutkoski
Publisher: Farrar Straus Giroux

Goodreads Summary

Book two of the dazzling Winner's Trilogy is a fight to the death as Kestrel risks betrayal of country for love.

The engagement of Lady Kestrel to Valoria’s crown prince means one celebration after another. But to Kestrel it means living in a cage of her own making. As the wedding approaches, she aches to tell Arin the truth about her engagement... if she could only trust him. Yet can she even trust herself? For—unknown to Arin—Kestrel is becoming a skilled practitioner of deceit: an anonymous spy passing information to Herran, and close to uncovering a shocking secret.

As Arin enlists dangerous allies in the struggle to keep his country’s freedom, he can’t fight the suspicion that Kestrel knows more than she shows. In the end, it might not be a dagger in the dark that cuts him open, but the truth. And when that happens, Kestrel and Arin learn just how much their crimes will cost them.

It is no secret that The Winner's Curse was one of my top reads of last year. So I was very excited for this book. I am so happy to say that I loved this book so much!! It was just as good as the first one!  I fell in love with the characters, the plot, and the writing all over again! This book was amazingly written, with such in-depth characters, and a plot that had me on the edge of my seat! There was just one aspect that annoyed me a little and this was how god damn frustrating Kestrel and Arin were.

This book starts off a little while after the events of the first book. Kestrel is in the capital trying to wade through the court politics and Arin is in Herran trying to govern. Things progress from there. The first thing I want to note is how glad I was that Arin and Kestrel meet again early on. At first, it seemed that their paths wouldn't cross and I'm so happy that this wasn't the case because Arin and Kestrel together are my new ship life. This whole series is about their romance, essentially this is their love story. So, I am really glad that their meeting again wasn't pointlessly put off.

As I just said, this whole series is focused on Kestrel and Arin. The plot is driven by the political intrigue and tensions but mainly focused on the love story between the two characters. I am totally fine with this because these characters have so much chemistry and they go together so well! Kestrel and Arin are just so well written and the longing they have for each other just leaps off the page making you feel all of their emotions as well! This book gives you such a rollercoaster of emotions and I loved every second of it!

The writing in this book was so wonderful! Marie Rutkoski has a talent for writing! The book was like an elegant poem. Even if everything about this book was horrible I would still read it because I just love her writing! It is just so enjoyable to read! This author can do everything, she can write amazing settings, develop outstanding characters, and create nail-biting stories!

This is the squeal and thus the second book in the series and it does have a tiny bit of a second book syndrome. In hindsight, after finishing the book, it does seem like a setup for the last book. This book focused a lot on the possibility of another war and how Arin and Kestrel's relationship was deteriorating. However, when reading this book I did not get this vibe at all. I was thoroughly enjoying reading this book and stayed up for to late finishing it! Marie Rutkoski somehow made a second book syndrome actually enjoyable. I am kinda shocked!

The only aspect of this book that I found very irritating was how Kestrel and Arin acted around each other. It was beyond annoying. Let me explain a bit because that sentence might have sounded a bit contradictory with all I just said about Kestrel and Arin. First off, Kestrel was bound and determined to keep Arin in the dark. She did not want him involved because she feared for his life, which makes sense. However, I wanted to throw the book at the wall when it got to the point that he was in more danger not knowing and she still insisted to push him away. She was creating more grief than was needed and I was getting so frustrated! And Arin! He was beyond irritating! He kept guessing all the right things about Kestrel but then pushing them to the side. He kept being like "I'm way to stupid for that to be right". It. Was. Annoying! I understood why the author wrote it this way. I am not mad at that at all, I am more just annoyed with the characters. In hindsight, this means that the author did an amazing job connecting me to the characters but it was still annoying to read!

This book was such an amazing book to read! I loved every second of reading it! The setting was great to read, because Rome, The characters were just so developed and in-depth, the plot was freaking fantastic, and the romance was heartbreakingly beautiful! My heart hurts after reading it because of my ship! Kestrel and Arin are my ship life and how their relationship was falling to pieces. I hated how much I loved reading it! I would recommend this series to everyone!

This book got....

4.5 Butterflies
Beautiful, this is a great book. 
Recommended if you like: Fantasy, Love stories, The Remnant Chronicles by Mary. E. Pearson

Happy Reading

Monday, June 6, 2016

May Wrap-Up

So, Its been a while. Before I go on, I am so sorry to all of you guys. It's been a rough few months because I had a lot of things on my plate. It isn't an excuse but it's why I stopped blogging. And I think being so stressed out for so long caused me to lose my drive to blog. I would be so tired by the end of the day that I wanted to read or just sleep instead of going on the computer. After such a long time not blogging its hard getting back in the swing of things and I tried so many times before to start blogging again and failing. I would write two reviews, post them, but never writing any more posts. So, my new strategy was to write a shitload of posts before starting again so I have a buffer while I get back into the rhythm of things. I am so happy to start  blogging again! I am determined to keep it up because I love doing this so much! I love writing posts, I love commenting on other blogger's posts, I just love everything! 

Now on to happier and less guilt-ridden topics like books!

May was a really good month! I read some kick-butt books and started ACOMAF and was instantly obsessed! I finished school for the semester and got accepted into the new school I'll be starting in the fall! I'm so excited!  Basically, everything that was making me stressed ended and I can actually sleep now! Its good! 

-Books Read-

A Darker Shade of Magic by V . E. Schwab
The Winner's Crime by Marie Rutkoski
The Winner's Kiss by Marie Rutkoski
The Great Hunt by Wendy Higgins
NoWhere But Here by Katie McGarry

I finally finished the Winner's Trilogy! It completely destroyed my emotions and I loved every second of reading them! Marie Rutkoski knows how to write a heartbreaking and beautiful love story! I want to go and reread the whole series now, just to experience Kestrel and Arin falling in love again! Also, the covers are gorgeous! Just look at them!

That's how my May went, how'd yours go?

Happy Reading!

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Review: The Boy Most Likely To by Huntley Fitzpatrick

GradeGrade: 4 Butterflies

Goodreads Summary

 Tim Mason was The Boy Most Likely To:
- find the liquor cabinet blindfolded
- need a liver transplant
- drive his car into a house

Alice Garrett was The Girl Most Likely To:
- well, not date her little brother’s baggage-burdened best friend, for starters.

For Tim, it wouldn’t be smart to fall for Alice. For Alice, nothing could be scarier than falling for Tim. But Tim has never been known for making the smart choice, and Alice is starting to wonder if the “smart” choice is always the right one. When these two crash into each other, they crash hard. 

Then the unexpected consequences of Tim’s wild days come back to shock him. He finds himself in a situation that isn’t all it appears to be, that he never could have predicted . . . but maybe should have.

And Alice is caught in the middle.

I was so excited for this book to release! I loved My Life Next Door so much and I could not wait for Tim and Alice’s story. Overall, this book was delightful to read! I loved the story so much and the characters were so wonderful to read! I was blown away especially by Tim’s character arc and story. However, there were two things that seemed out of place.

First, I loved these characters so much! I love reading about the Garrett family and their life. I love it because it’s almost as if you are right there with them. You are sitting in that kitchen with all of them, you are in the midst of their family and it’s great to read! It also says a lot about how good the writing is because that is hard to do.

I especially loved Tim in this book. In the first book we learned that he was an amazing writer and his sister was taking his speeches. I loved his character arc so much! He started out as a very self-pitying self-destructive man and he develops and changes. It was so great to read! It was also so heartwarming! I can’t really explain why this is though because it’s a twist that happens early on and effects the whole story.  However, it is why I loved this book so much!

This book is about Alice’s life and Tim’s life and how/where they intersect. Alice’s is almost drowning because of her Dad’s injury. This was very interesting to read and I loved how that impacted and grew Alice’s character.  However, it often felt like Alice’s character and story were greatly overshadowed by Tim and his story. Half of Alice’s chapters didn’t really focus on her family problems or even went deep into her character; they instead focused on her relationship with Tim. It seemed like everything was centered and focused on Tim and his story. Which was fine and great, but it almost made Alice’s POV seem redundant and put a distance between the reader and Alice.

The last thing I want to talk about is how disjointed the love story between Alice and Tim felt. It almost felt like we jumped into the middle of their relationship. Which, to be fair, we did. This is a sequel to My Life Next Door. However, that one was through the eyes of Sam and Jase. So, even then we never saw the beginning of Alice and Tim’s relationship through their eyes. This just made the story feel….. weird. They were already half way in love and it almost felt like they were an inside joke that we the readers weren’t part of. It just didn’t flow well. Also, I think this aspect prevented me from getting emotionally invested in their relationship. I felt for Tim and I felt for Alice and for both of their lives, but when they were put together I couldn’t have cared less.

Even though the love story felt a little out of place, this was still such a great contemporary! I loved it! What really stole was the twist that happened with Tim. Again, I can’t say what it is because it’s a spoiler, but it was so freaking wonderful to read!! I loved! It warmed my heart so much and I loved how it helped Tim’s character develop. Even if you don’t like many contemporaries I would still recommend this book because of this twist. 

This book got....

 4 Butterflies
Beloved, This is a really good book.

Recommended if You Like: Contemporary and My Life Next Door

Happy Reading

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Harry Potter Moment (20)

Harry Potter Moment of the Week is a  meme hosted by Leah @ Uncorked Thoughts  and Micheline @ Lunar Rainbows Reviews. The idea is to share a favorite moment, magical item, character, spell, quote, object from the books, films or J.K.Rowling herself!  How to join up &  upcoming topics here.

Ship that you wish had sailed but didn't?

Luna and Neville

This is such an easy one for me because almost all of my ships sailed. Tonks and Lupin, Harry and
Ginny, Hermione and Ron. So I only have one ship that never sailed which was Luna and Neville. They just seemed perfect for each other! It was only alluded at in the books and movies, but I shipped it so hard! 

Who was your ship?
Happy reading

Monday, March 21, 2016

Review: Rogue by Julie Kagawa

Grade: 3 Butterflies
Series: Talon #2
Author: Julie Kagawa
Publisher: Harleuin Teen

Deserter. Traitor. Rogue.

Ember Hill left the dragon organization Talon to take her chances with rebel dragon Cobalt and his crew of rogues. But Ember can’t forget the sacrifice made for her by the human boy who could have killed her—Garret Xavier Sebastian, a soldier of the dragonslaying Order of St. George, the boy who saved her from a Talon assassin, knowing that by doing so, he’d signed his own death warrant. 

Determined to save Garret from execution, Ember must convince Cobalt to help her break into the Order’s headquarters. With assassins after them and Ember’s own brother helping Talon with the hunt, the rogues find an unexpected ally in Garret and a new perspective on the underground battle between Talon and St. George. 

A reckoning is brewing and the secrets hidden by both sides are shocking and deadly. Soon Ember must decide: Should she retreat to fight another day…or start an all-out war?

This series has been very up and down for me. There are so many aspects of not only this book, but this whole series that I love. The dragons and the lore in this book were freaking fantstic to read! The world and the action scenes are so exciting to read! However, there are so many other aspects that I didn't like.

Plot wise, this was a very solid sequel! The plot was very exciting to read! It was so fast-paced and action packed and I loved it! The pacing was also very good! The story advanced in the perfect paced! It was neither to fast nor slow, I was never whiplashed by the pace and I never got bored.

I love this world so much! I love the fact that there are dragons! I especially loved all the political intruige that we show inside Talon! It was a cool added aspect that added so much more to the world! It made it more real and it was so interesting! It also added a lot more suspense because Talon wants Ember and we don't know why. The question of what is so special about Ember was waeved throughout the story and it added thi sense of mystery.

Now the aspects that I didn't much like. The characters felt very distant and character development seemed very nonexistant. I really wanted to feel for Ember and everyone because when you care for the characters it makes the book so much better. However, I just couldn't. I don't know why but I didn't care. I didn't care about Ember and Garret or either of the love stories. I knew if someone died I really wouldn't care. This might be tied to my next point, which is none of the characters really grew or developed. The Ember at the end of the book was the same one from the beginning and the same goes for every single character. There was no growth of the characters and that might have helped the distance between me and the characters.

The next thing that I really didn't like was the sense of intitlement that every dragon had, even Ember. Throughout the whole book whichever dragon's POV we were reading from they would comment or think about how much better they were than humans. To clarify, I was not bothered by their attitude I was bothered by the waste of potential. You would think that this would be the perfect oppurtunity to grow the characters and help them down from their high horse. This did not happen. There were so many oppurtunites throughout this book to highlight humanity and how you don't need to be powerful to be bad-ass, but the author never took them! So many scenes I expected this happened but it never did and it angered me so much because now I had to deal with the dragon's attitude without any hope of them changing their minds.

Even with all its faults and the frusteration I felt I will continue this series. The world and plot has my heart! I loved the world and setting and I can't wait to read more of the interworkings of Talon!

This book got....

3 Butterflies
Basic, nothing special, meh

Happy reading

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Review: See Me by Wendy Higgins

Grade: 2 Butterflies
Name: See Me
Series: See Me #1
Author: Wendy Higgins
Publisher: Wendy Higgins

Goodreads Summary

While most seventeen-year-old American girls would refuse to let their parents marry them off to a stranger, Robyn Mason dreams of the mysterious McKale in Ireland, wondering how he’ll look and imagining his cute Irish accent. Prearranged bindings are common for magical families like her own, however when she travels to the whimsical Emerald Isle she discovers there’s more to her betrothal and McKale’s clan than she was led to believe. 

What starts as an obligatory pairing between Robyn and McKale morphs over time into something they both need. But one giant obstacle stands in the way of their budding romance: a seductive and deadly Fae princess accustomed to getting what she wants—and what she wants is McKale as her plaything. Love, desire, and jealousies collide as Robyn’s family and McKale’s clan must work together to outsmart the powerful Faeries and preserve the only hope left for their people.

Wendy Higgins has written one of my favorite series, the Sweet series. I love those books so much but I had yet to read any of her other books. So, of course, I just had to read this book! I went into this book with pretty high expectations and I think that contributed to the final rating of this book. I liked this book, it was enjoyable and I really enjoyed reading about the world and Ireland and the system of the Faeries. There were a few things that weren't as great as I was expecting them to be. Also, I feel the need to say that as time passes I liked this book less and less. The bad things keep sticking in my mind and I'm forgetting the things I liked.

First off, I enjoyed the plot and the story. I liked the storyline that the main character needs to marry this man for her family's safety. I did enjoy the romance, even though it was slightly confusing. It started off as a very cliche insta-love story but then it did an 180 and they refused to talk to one another. It was off-putting. And then they fell back in love with one another in less than a month.

I didn't really like the characters. They were okay and were kind of enjoyable to read at times. It just felt like a lot of potential was wasted. The characters weren't focused on enough. Also, I found the main character very shallow at times. She had a panic attack and freaked out when she learned that the clan she was marrying into were leprechauns. I get that she was self-conscious about her height, but damn her priorities were all screwed up. I wouldn't be surprised or even put off if she freaked out about getting married but she didn't. She was all right marrying the guy, but when she learned that he might be short that's when she couldn't handle it. I was put off my her shallowness and it was never developed throughout the story. It wasn't part of her character arc at all, it was just there. Actually, no one really went through any sort of character development.

Also, whats the point of making a book about leprechauns when the main love interest is magically the only one that's tall. It was redundant and took away from the setting of the world. One last thing, I didn't like how the clan was so sexist and everyone just accepted it. They didn't like women in the shoe workshop and women only worked as cooks, maids, etc. And everyone just accepted this! They were mad and all, but they never addressed it. It was more like "Yah, it's there and we're not happy about it, but since it's their tradition and way of thinking it's all right". I didn't like this.

All in all, this book was an okay read. The romance was fun to read about and I really liked the two characters together. However, the plot wasn't really there, it was just about the romance, which is fine but there was a lot of potential there that wasn't really used. The same thing can be said for the characters. They were nice and not to bad, but they weren't really fleshed out.

This book got....

2 Butterflies
Boring, not really my kind of book.

Happy Reading

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Blogging and Reading Resolutions

This post is a little late, but  better late then never.

1). Comment More
I am really bad at commenting, really bad at it. And this year I want to get better at it. Not just commenting on other blogs but also replying back to comments on this blog.

2). Write More Discussions
I love writing discussion posts. I like putting my thoughts on a post and actually discussioning it with people. However, I rarely do them because A) they take to long and B) I often can't think of topics to talk about. However, I had a brainstorming session and have come up with several discussion topics.

3). Write More book Recommendations
I love writing these posts. The only problem is they are very time consuming and I don't often have a lot of time to devote to only one post. However, I still want to post more of them and I am determined!

1). Finish the Mistborn Series
By Finish I mean finish The Hero of Ages. I've had that on my shelf for years. I started the series two years ago now and I want to finish the original trilogy. I'm not going to say the whole series with all the new books because I have no chance of that. However, I will read the Hero of Ages efore this year is out!

2). Read 60 books.
My Goodreads challenge is 100 books but that is just my auto challenge. I always wanted to read 100 books in a year but I have never made it and I don't beat myself up because it. And 2015 was a very bad reading year for me and so I want to read at least 60 books.

3). Read 12 Sequels
I am horrible at continuing series. I find a really great first book in a series and love it but never read the sequel. This has led me to have so many open series and a lot of sequels on my TBR shelf. I want to thin that down and actually continue these series. So, I want to read at least one sequel a month. I think I can do that.

Those are my Reading and Blogging Resolutions.
What are your Resolutions??

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Thursday, January 7, 2016

2016 Reading Challenges

These are all of the challenges I will be participating in 2016. I will try to succeeed but I know I will fail, miserably but I don't care. Its fun to do them so why the hell not.

~Series Enders Reading Challenge 
This challenge is about finishing all of your open series.

"This challenge is for all of you series readers who are scared to death of that last book in the series. You anxiously await it. You stalk it. You get your hands on it as soon as possible. But then…you put off reading it for fear that it might not be everything you thought it would be. Or, maybe you just have a backlog of series started and you need to finish that last book.
Join us in knocking out those pesky last books in a series. This is your chance. Here’s your motivation. Better than that, we have prizes!"

Level 1: 1 – 5 
Level 2: 5 – 10 
Level 3: 10 – 15 
Level 4: 15+

My Level
Level 2: 5-10

My Potential books:
Lion Heart by A. C Gaughen 
Killer Frost by Jennifer Estep
Sentinel by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Sweet Reckoning by Wendy Higgins
Mortal Heart by Robin LaFevers
The Crimson Crown by Cinda Williams Chima
In the Afterlife by Alexandra Bracken

~ Fairytale Retelling Challenge
This challenge is about, you guessed it, reading books that are retellings of either myths or fairytales. It is hosted by Mel at The Daily Prophecy. Check out her post to see the full list of details.

Here is the gist of te goals and rules

  • "The goal is to read fairytale retellings, but if you want you can also pick other retellings. Think about mythology, myths, legends and folk tales. It's all up to you!"

  • "The challenge runs from January 1st to December 31st 2016."

  • The Levels
    -Enchanted Moura: 1 – 4 books.
    -Goose Girl: 5 - 9 books.
    -Evil Queen: 10 – 15 books.
    -Wise princess: 16 – 20 books.
    -Kuma Lisa: 21 – 25 books.
    -Cheshire cat: 26+ books

    My Level:
    -Evil Queen: 10 – 15 books.

    Potential Books:
    Lion Heart by A. C. Guaghen
    Tiger Lily by Jodi Lynn Anderson
    For Darkness Shows the Stars by Diana Peterfreund
    Valkyrie Rising by Ingrid Paulson
    Unhinged by A. G. Howard

    ~Eclectic Reader Challenge
    2016EclecticReader_BookdOutThis challenge is all about reading books in different genres. It is hosted by Book'd Out. You have to read at least one book from each genre below.

    The Genres:

    1. A book about books (fiction or nonfiction)
    2. Serial Killer Thriller
    3. Paranormal romance
    4. A novel set on an island
    5. Investigative journalism (nonfiction)
    6. Disaster fiction
    7. Steampunk sci fi
    8. Any book shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize
    9. Psychology (nonfiction)
    10. Immigrant Experience fiction
    11. YA historical fiction
    12. A debut author in 2016

    I have no idea what to read for any of these genres, but thats all right.

    Which reading challenges are you doing this year?