Book Review: Alex and Eliza by Melissa De La Cruz

Hello, everyone! I’m back after a very very long break (I’m really sorry about that) and I’m here to bring you an actual Book Review! Like any millennial these days I’m a huge fan of the musical Hamilton. So when I heard about a book that told the story of how Alex and Eliza fell in love I was really excited! But to tell you the truth I’m really disappointed.


I hate to say it but this was actually a pretty boring book most of the time. When I think of a romance novel I think of a book with flirting and starting off dating and them falling in love (or at least having this described) so when most of the book was just them being awkward and thinking to themselves how much they love each other I was kinda upset. I wish that they would actually fall in love and get close enough to dating. Yes I understand that it was a completely different time period so dating back then was very different so I guess I had different expectations. It wasn’t until the last 4 chapters that it actually got interesting. So the only thing I suggest is to be prepared for a lot of lulls if you were expecting full on Love story.

Besides that, it was a really good book! That parts that there were sparks of romance were really well written. If the entire book was that way it would have 100% gotten 5 stars. The characters were also pretty well written and weren’t just helpless girl who giggled at the men of the book. They were actual independent women WHO DON’T NEED MEN THEIR PARENTS CHOOSE FOR THEM. Sorry, that made me really happy.

So in conclusion, this is was an ok book. It’s worth the read but you really need to be aware of the things I mentioned above. I hope you liked this review! If you’d like to see more be sure to check out the rest of my blog. While you’re at it be sure to check out my Instagram @bloggingbooknerd! I hope you’re reading a good book and having a great day!


Update: Where have I been?

Hello, guys. I’m sorry I have been so inactive on this blog (and Instagram) for the past few weeks. I’ve been going through some rough things in my life and had to finish up school for the year so I practically no time. I’m hoping now that I’m settling into summer vacation that I’ll be able to post way more. Thank you guys who have stayed with me through this hiatus. Be on the lookout in the next few weeks for the reviews of a couple books that you may have been waiting for (cough Genesis of wood and ACOMAF). Once again thank you, guys!

April Wrap-Up

Am I the only one who thinks that this year is going by way too fast? I cannot believe it is already May! But yet again, that means I get to make another Wrap-Up! But I am horribly ashamed of this month. I finished 1 book…. 1. Here is the one book.

  • Night by Elie Wiesel

I have to say that that was an amazing book so I’m happy it was the one book I finished. Well, that’s all for now! Be sure to check out my TBR which may or may not be posted right after this! If you would like to see more from me be sure to check out my Instagram @Bloggingbooknerd! I hope you’re having a great start to your May and are having a fantastic day!


Book Review: A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

OMG three posts in a row! How is that even possible! But as you can tell my the title I am finally doing my review of A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas! Its a longer review but I had a lot to say about this amazing book! So here it is!


I NEVER THOUGHT THAT THIS BOOK COULD HAVE BEEN THIS GOOD! I WAS BLOWN AWAY! With the combination of it being a retelling of Beauty and the beast (Which is my FAVORITE Disney movie) and have an amazing love interest my lonely teenage heart couldn’t take it. But let’s start with the obvious, Feyre.

When I first started reading this book I didn’t think Feyre would be a character I love but I was proven wrong. She had the ushual bad backstory with her bad sitiuation and iffy family but that didn’t stop her from making the best of her situation. I even agree with her choice to kill Andres at the beginning when she had been fed lies that all faeries were cruel and deserved to be dead. Then there is TAMLIN.

I don’t know if it was just me but I really liked Tamlin from the moment he sat down at the dinner table. I kinda knew he was a good guy (and the him and Feyre would fall in love). I just didn’t think it would take that long for them to geet together cause I could feel the tension between them from the beginning. After finishing it I realized it was because Tamlin really wanted Feyre to fall in love with him to break the curse. WHICH is what I want to get to next.

THE CURSE, THE ENDING, EVERYTHING! I personally did not see the ending coming, once i got more than half way through I didn’t think they could fit in a decent ending like Sarah did. I admit it was a bit rushed and wish there was more time for everything to happen but it did keep me on the edge of my seat for all 150 pages. Maybe next time Sarah will make those three trials into a whole book, I beleive she could do it and make it interesting.

All in all I really really liked this book, I hope the sequel is just as good! I can’t wait to jump right back into this world and fall farther into the pit that I’m already tumbling down. Let me know what you guys thought of it and if you agree/disagree with anything I said!

Thats it! I hope you liked this review be sure to check out some of my other ones and my other posts! Also, be sure to check out my Instagram @Bloggingbooknerd if you have the chance! I hope that your April is going great so far!


April TBR

Hey everyone! Since it is now time for my April TBR I thought I would explain what I’m doing this month. Instead of reading new books I’m going to be Re-Reading some books this month. So here are the books I’m going to be Re-reading in the month of April!

  • The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
  • Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone by J.K.Rowling
  • Cinder by Marissa Meyer

Since I’m only giving myself three books I want to read I better get through them this month! We’ll see how it goes! If you liked this post then be sure to go check out my other TBRs and posts! If you would like to see more from me be sure to go check out my Instagram @Bloggingbooknerd! I Hope you’re having a great April Fools day and an even better start to your April.

March Wrap-Up

Here we are, the end of another month. I bet you can guess how many books I read? If you guessed not many you would be correct! Here are the books I finished in the month of March!

  • Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find them Original Screenplay by J.K.Rowling
  • Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
  • A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

Thats it! Be sure to keep an eye out for my April TBR and maybe a review coming soon! If you liked this post be sure to check out some of my other wrap-ups and other posts. If you’d like to see more from me check out my Instagram @Bloggingbooknerd! I hope you have an amazing weekend and start to your April.

My Life In Books Tag

Hello again everyone! Today as you can tell by the title I’m doing the My Life in Books Tag! If you would like to see the original be sure to check out @Dreamlandandbookblog’s original post. This is a long one so get ready!

1. Find a book for each of your initials

  1. E: Everything Everything by Nicola Yoon
  2. L: Looking for Alaska by John Green
  3. L: Lord of the flies by William Golding
  4. A: A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

2. Count your age along your bookshelf: What book is it?


Winter by Marissa Meyer

I actually love this book so it makes sense it ended up being #15 on my shelf.

3. Pick a book set in your city/country


The Sword of Summer by Rick Riordan

This doesn’t just take place in my country (U.S.A), it also takes place in my home town Boston Ma!

4. Pick a book that represents a destination you’d love to travel to


Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K.Rowling

I mean, who wouldn’t’ want to go to Hogwarts! I know I’ve dreamed about it since I was a little kid.

5. Pick a book that’s your favorite color


Yes, Green is my favorite color! It has been since I was a little kid

6. Which book do you have the fondest memories of?

Can I put Harry Potter again? Harry Potter was the first book I really appreciated and loved so it will always have a very special part of my heart.

7. Which book did you have the most difficulty reading?


Hush Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick

I HATED this book, I almost didn’t finish because I hated it that much. I’m not sure how anybody likes it.

8. Which book in your TBR pile will give you the biggest accomplishment when you finish it?


Outlander by Diana Gabaldon

I’ve tried so many times to read this book and I really want to! I just can’t seem to get through it at all! Someday I will though.

And just like that, It’s done! If you liked this tag be sure to check out some of the other tags I’ve done! I hope you liked this post and be sure to check out some of my other ones. If you would like to see more from me be sure to check my Instagram @Bloggingbooknerd. I hope you have a great rest of your night!

Book Review: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Original Screenplay by J. K. Rowling

Hello everyone! It’s a miracle that I’m posting two reviews in two days! But as you can tell from the title I am doing a review of the Fantastic Bests and where to Find Them Screenplay by J.K. Rowling.


This review is going to be kinda hard to write cause It is literally just the movie in a book. But If I was going to review the movie there are so many things I could say! First, I thought that I wouldn’t really like the characters but OMG they were all amazing! Newt was such a nerd and him being portrayed by Eddie Redmayne made him 100 times better (and him being attractive helps also). The other characters like Tina and Jacob were both amazing but I didn’t love them as much as Newt.

Next, we have the whole story in general. I thought that Rowling did an amazing job writing this movie while staying in the Harry Potter universe AND using the Grindelwald part to help explain Newt’s Journey of writing Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find them. I hope the Rowling will be able to extend the Harry Potter Universe as she is in the future (Minus Harry Potter and the Cursed Child).

Now, let’s get into the actual Screenplay. Since I had already seen the movie I also knew everything that happened. But it was really nice seeing the illustrations that were included in between each scene. There was also some things I didn’t even notice when I watched the movie (which happens a lot actually) so it was a really great experience being read the screenplay while I wait for the movie to come out on DVD (Which is actually this month!).

Now if you haven’t seen the movie DON’T READ THIS BOOK. It is better to experience the magic of the movie before reading the script. For most books, I say read the book first (Which you should do if you haven’t read the Novella Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find them) but it just doesn’t make sense reading the script if you don’t want to spoil the whole movie for yourself.

Well, that’s my review! Be sure to check out some of my other reviews in the Review tab and maybe check out some of the other posts I have! If you’d like to see more from me be sure to check out my Instagram @Bloggingbooknerd. I hope that you are having a fantastic Monday and you have a great rest of your week.

Book Review: Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard

Hello everyone! As you can tell by the title I am finally doing my review of Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard!


As always I go straight to the thing that killed me the most, and I bet anyone who has read the book can guess what that is. MAVEN. I hate to say it but I really really loved Maven more than Cal in the first book so having him become the villain and be a terrible person in this book destroyed me. To be completely honest I hoped (and still kinda hope) that Maven will change and Mare will get back together with Maven in the end. I feel terrible that I like Maven still. It’s similar to how I feel about Loki in the Avengers franchise.

Second, Victoria if you ever see this I have an important message from anyone who has read this series. STOP KILLING OFF CHARACTERS LIKE SHADE ALL THE TIME. First, he was killed while in the army then BAM END OF BOOK ONE AND HES BACK. Then during the second book, you get attached to him as a brother you wish you had (and Farley liked him a lot also) but NO HE HAS TO DIE AGAIN. When I found out Shade had died I was pissed and wished that Mare had died instead. I know Mare is the main character and all but I really started to hate her in the end.

I understand that anyone who went through what Mare went through would be a little messed up but that doesn’t mean you PUS EVERYONE YOU LOVE AWAY. First, it was her family when she left them to find all the newbloods. Then she goes a bit crazy about getting to the other newbloods before Maven does and she treats her friends like shit. THEN BY THE END, SHE PUSHES CAL THE ONLY PERSON WHO WOULD STAY WITH HER AND THEN SHE ENDS UP BASICALLY ALONE.  I personally think she deserved ending up alone the way she was but nooooOOOoo SHE HAD TO GET ON THE PLANE AND CAL HAD TO STILL CARE ABOUT HER. As you can tell I’m still very mad about the ending. I’m happy that she realized what she had turned into and sacrificed herself for Cal and everyone else. I’m even surprised that Maven left Cal be. If it were me and If I was the dictator he is trying to be I would have taken Cal AND Mare. But It’s obvious that Maven actually did love Mare even though his mother was creating the monster he is. I have a feeling that when this series ends Maven will either get killed or fall for Mare like he should have already.

There is always one thing in every book I have a problem with. For this book, it is simply that it was very slow. By the end, there was so much going on that it turned out great! But the first 200 pages were SOOOOOOOOO long. I’m praying that King’s Cage moves faster cause if it doesn’t I don’t know if I’ll be able to finish it.

There you go! My review of Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard! If you would like to see more reviews from me be sure to check out the Reviews tab! While you’re at it check out my Instagram @Bloggingbooknerd! I hope that you are having a fantastic Sunday and have a fantastic week!

March TBR

Hello again everyone! Two posts in a week! It’s a miracle! But I always have to post my monthly TBR. So here are the books I want to read in March 2017!

  1. King’s Cage by Victoria Aveyard
  2. This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab
  3. A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas
  4. Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas
  5. Genesis of Wood by Jennifer L. Kelly

We’ll see if I end up reading all these books but I have a good feeling I will! That’s all for this post but I have a feeling you’ll be seeing another post tomorrow. Be sure to check out my other posts! If you’d like to see more from be sure to check out my Instagram @Bloggingbooknerd! I hope your Saturday is going great and that you have a great rest of your week!