August Wrap-Up

Hello everyone! After a long month of reading and a weekend of moving into college, I am back to show you guys my August Wrap-Up! This is honestly the most books I’ve ever read in one month so It’s a pretty big accomplishment for me. We’ll see how long that lasts while the school year starts but who knows! But here are the books I finished in the month of August.

  1. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
  2. The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee
  3. Scythe by Neal Shusterman
  4. Thunderhead by Neal Shusterman
  5. Geekerella by Ashley Poston
  6. With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo
  7. The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy by Mackenzi Lee
  8. This is where it ends by Marieke NiJkamp

And that’s it! Though this is my second short post in a row be sure to stay on the lookout for some more reviews coming soon once I’m more settled into school. But thank you so much for checking out this post! I hope that you’re having a great day and an even better start to the month of September!

September 2019 TBR

How is it already September? I can’t believe how fast this year has gone by! But for this shorter post, I’m gonna tell you the eight books that are on my September 2019 TBR! The first five are books that I’ve already started but NEED to finish this month and the other five are books I hope to start (and finish) by the end of September. First, the books I need to finish!

  1. A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Mass
  2. Kings Cage by Victoria Aveyard
  3. The ship of the dead by Rick Riordan
  4. A Streetcar named Desire by Tennesse Williams

And the books I hope to start in September.

  1. A Court of Frost and Starlight by Sarah J. Maas
  2. The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller
  3. The Cruel Prince by Holly Black
  4. Goodbye Days by Jeff Zentner
  5. Zenith by Sasha Alsberg and Lindsay Cummings

And that’s it! We’ll see how many I’m able to get through though. I hoped you liked this short post today! While you’re here be sure to check out some of my other posts including review, tags, and some author interviews! I hope you’re having a fantastic day and an even better last week of August!

24 Hour Read-A-Thon WrapUp

Like I said I would be I am back from my 24 Hour read-a-thon and its easy to say that it was a……. MASSIVE fail. I was so excited to read all day and then I accidentally slept until noon and had a headache for the rest of the day. I only read 79 pages from Collected Stories by Gabriel Garcia Marquez and listened to two hours of An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir. So here’s my advice…. don’t do a read-a-thon like me.

Book Review: Geekerella by Ashley Poston

Another day, another book review. These past few weeks I have been digging really far back into my Tbr and this is one that I added on Goodreads in May 2017. It may have taken two years but I finished it, and I have to say it was better than I expected it to be. But from here on out…


What can I say, it was a very cute read. Interesting characters, a unique spin on a well-known fairytale, and a very pleasant ending. I listened to the audiobook nonstop for about 24 hours and it was one of the best choices I made. The narrators Ellen Stevens and Tristan Morris did a phenomenal job as these characters. Voice actors like them are part of the reason I love audiobook so much.

To begin, as a fangirl I actually connected to this novel and the main character, Elle a lot. As a teenage girl who also has a blog and strong opinions about what she loves. I felt that she fit the “Cinderella” role very well in this retelling. As for our other main character Darien, I liked the idea of him but not him in general. I kinda compared how I felt to how I feel about Shawn Mendes. He’s a good person but I don’t understand the hype around him. He was kind of an ass throughout the novel to everyone except Elle (over text of course). He just didn’t sit well with me.

The plot was pretty stereotypical for a Cinderella retelling but had some interesting gems that stuck out. Specifically the relationship between Elle and her stepsister Cal at the end of the novel. Cal was originally the follower of the eviler twin Chloe but when it came down to it, she was a good person. Helping Elle sneak around their mother/stepmother, giving Elle back her mother’s dress that Chloe stole from her, and choosing to spend more time with Elle than her own family once all the shit goes down. Plus ending up with Elle’s best friend Lonny was a nice touch my gay heart loved.

I really wish I had liked this more than I did, but the fact that I knew exactly how it was going to end (since I’ve known the plot to Cinderella since I was 6) kinda ruined it for me. Don’t get me wrong, I still loved the romance and nerdiness of it, but wasn’t a 10/10 for me.

All in all, great idea and pretty decent writing but not the best book I’ve ever read. I do suggest that you check it out if you relate to this kind of stuff. It is definitely worth the time it takes to read it.

Thank you so much for checking out this review! If you liked this be sure to read some of my other posts while you’re here! I hope that you’re having a great Monday and an even better last week of August!

Book Review: Thunderhead by Neal Shusterman

Good morning fellow readers! Thank you so much for checking out my blog on this fine Sunday morning! As you can tell from the title I’m going to be reviewing Thunderhead by Neal Shusterman today. And let me tell you… I’ve got a LOT to say. But as always


I don’t even know where to start! There aren’t many times that the sequel is better than the original but this is one of those rare cases! It was really wonderful being able to go back into the world with the characters I had fallen in love with when I read Scythe. But the fact that there were even MORE characters to love in this one made it that much better. With surprises left and right and one of the most surprising climaxes and an insane cliff hanger that will continue to haunt me until I’m able to read The Toll in November.

Now for our main three characters, starting with Scythe Anastasia. I knew from the last book that Citra would become an amazing Scythe but this book confirmed it for me. She gave the people who she would later glean a good chance to say goodbye which is something anyone would want when they’re about to die. She is a strong female character that I love to see in Young Adult literature.

Greyson was very interesting to me considering he trusted the Thunderhead more than most people. Risking his career to save two people who he didn’t even know, getting marked as an unsavory, and all the other crazy things he did in this book. At the end when he got contacted by the Thunderhead really shows me that he’s going to play a much more important role in The Toll.

I also feel the same way with what Rowan does throughout the novel. As Scythe Lucifer, he is taking out the evil Scythes that would otherwise be allowed to do almost whatever they please! Since it does lead to his downfall he probably shouldn’t have done all those things, but who knows how it would have ended otherwise. Which leads me to the ending…



I was NOT prepared for it, AT ALL. I knew shit was going to go down the MOMENT I found out Scythe Goddard was back, but I never expected him to go so far for what he wanted. Getting so many people involved, sinking an ENTIRE CITY, and KILLING, ACTUALLY KILLING, so many people in the process? It completely freaked me out that a man like that could do such evil things. Goddard is actually one of the better villains I’ve read about in the past few years.

Now all I have to do is wait patiently for November when the cliff hanger will be answered. How long until they find Citra and Rowan? What will Goddard do to the world while they’re dead underwater? How will Rowan play a part in helping the Thunderhead save his world? I have absolutely no clue. Now I just need to wait until November. I wish it could be November now!

But like I said, this was an amazing book. Probably the best book I’ve read this year. I really can’t wait to see what Shusterman has done to conclude this amazing trilogy considering how well he’s done with the first two books.

As always, thank you so much for reading this review! If you liked this one be sure to check out some of my other posts while you’re here! I hope that you’re having a fantastic Sunday and an even better week!


My 24 Hour Read-a-thon

Hello everyone! As you can tell I am attempting to do a 24-hour read-a-thon! I’ve been really into watching read-a-thon vlogs lately (specifically @readbyzoe’s ) and I thought that this coming Sunday would be the perfect time to do it! If you haven’t tried a read-a-thon before I HIGHLY suggest you give it a go.

But back to business. Here is my TBR for the day.

  • House of Snakes by Jennifer L. Kelly
  • An Ember in the ashes by
  • A court of wings and ruin by Sarah J. Maas
  • Collected Stories by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Though I don’t plan on finishing all of these I’m hoping to at least make a slight dent in my HUGE TBR. Be sure to stay on the lookout for a recap post hopefully on Monday!

Sorry for the short post, be sure to stay on the lookout for a few more reviews coming in the next few days AND a summer book tag! While you wait, be sure to check out some of my other posts! I hope you’re having a great day and an even better week!


Book Review: The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee

Another day, another book review! Just a fair warning this is going to be a shorter review considering I started listening to the audiobook in 2017, then went into my two-year reading slump, and then finished a few days ago. But from what I do remember… I wasn’t very impressed. But from here on out…


Why don’t I start with the positives? I absolutely LOVED the narrator! Christian Coulson did a fantastic job with his accents, distinction between characters, and the performance in general kept me interested in listening to the book even when I didn’t love the plot. Plus knowing that he was the original Tom Riddle in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets took me back to my childhood when I watched that movie for the first time!

Now onto the not so positives, the plot really just didn’t interest me as much as I had hoped. I liked that the main character, Monty, was a bold departure from the usual personality of men during the time in England. I’m always for LGBTQ+ representation and this was one of the best depictions I’ve seen. The forbidden love between Monty and his love interest/best friend Percy added a love story that didn’t overpower the rest of the story.

Speaking of the story….. I was disappointed. I felt that the problem they had to solve could have been fixed in a much easier way, or that Lee could have made it into a bigger problem in the first place. The villains weren’t as interesting as I would have liked them to be. I seriously felt that there could have been more too them. I am usually a big fan of constant chaos when it comes to the protagonist and the antagonist, so that’s where this problem arose for me.

I did love the writing though. I really felt like It was the 1700s and I was running around Europe trying to solve problems to save my love. It also allowed the characters to be characterized in a very effective way. I felt like I knew everything about the main trio’s lives.

Like I said about the plot, the ending just didn’t do anything for me. It was very expected by halfway through the novel and not even close to how I wished it had ended. I wish that the bad guy got what he deserved and everyone was healthy and happy! But no. Monty loses an ear, Percy still has his epilepsy, the bad guy lives his life and the heart gets destroyed.

To sum it up, Mackenzi Lee is an extremely talented author, her writing style and character development is impressive. The plot just didn’t land with me like it did with other readers. I do say that if you like historical fiction, give this book a try.

Thank you so much for checking out my blog! Be sure to check out some of my other posts! Follow for more YA book reviews in the future! I hope you’re having a fantastic day and an even better week!

Book Review: Scythe by Neal Shusterman

Wow, look at this! The first book review since my extended hiatus! Thank you so much for clicking this link and reading this review! As you can tell from the title I will be reviewing Scythe by Neal Shusterman today! Oh and as always,


To start, I know I was pretty late to the party when I decided to read this book but OH BOY am I glad I did. This book was so much better than I ever expected it to be! The writing was phenomenal, all the characters were given effective backstories and wonderful characterization, and every chapter brought a new surprise! Usually I’m not a huge fan of books with a decent amount of plot twists, but Shusterman managed to tie them in so well to keep you on your toes the whole time.

To start from the beginning, I was very happy with the main characters. I liked Citra, Rowan, and Scythe Faraday from the first time they each were introduced but by the end of the novel I couldn’t help but love them. The conversations and discourse from apprentice to leader made it all the more interesting. I secretly wanted a little more of a relationship between Citra and Rowan cause the forbidden love story could have been much more. I do appreciate that the storyline didn’t completely revolve around their love, but like I said, in my heart, I wish there was a something a little more there.

Next, I just wanted to mention how the plot was insanely interesting. The whole concept of an AI known as the Thunderhead that becomes the perfect leader of the world and even defeats death is amazing! Then adding the society of “murderers” that keep the global population down was creative enough to keep me interested. Then changing it from murder to “gleaning” made me wonder how the inner workings of the Thunderhead managed to come up with as good of a system as it has. It really makes me excited to see if (and how) this perfect system falls apart.

To be honest there was only one character who I felt didn’t get enough of a storyline. Since he was the main villain I wish there was maybe even a paragraph more of an introduction for him. Though he was a good villain and got a perfect ending. Scythe Goddard had some really shitty views when it came to gleaning and I agree that he really shouldn’t have been kept as a scythe. Which leads me to the biggest plot twist of the novel.

The ending caught me completely off guard and I absolutely loved it! Starting with Rowan turning against his mentor and snapping in such an intense way! It felt so satisfying knowing that the bad guy got what was coming for him and in the fashion that he did (gotta love decapitation!) made the novel end in a satisfying way but also allowing for a sequel to easily be built into the world. All in all, we love revenge. 10/10

So to wrap this all up, Scythe by Neal Shusterman was one of the best dystopian novels I have read in a very very long time. I’ve been turned away from the genre since The Hunger Games and Divergent, but this story has really sparked my attention. I can’t wait to start reading the sequel Thunderhead and hopefully the third installment The Toll when it comes out on November 5th of this year! You bet I won’t be patiently waiting for that day! I highly HIGHLY suggest that if you haven’t picked this book up you should. But who would read such an in-depth review if you haven’t read the book yet?

Thank you so much for reading this post! If you like what you see be sure to check out some of my other reviews and more posts coming soon! I hope you’ve had a wonderful summer and an even better day!


I’m Back!

Hello everyone! I know it has been a very very long time but I am SO happy to say that I’m officially back! If you can’t tell I took a bit of a hiatus as I finished my Junior and Senior years of high school but as I am about to start college I’m ready to come back! I’ve already gotten a few reviews written up and will be posting them in the next few days! As well as some tags and other fun stuff coming in the next few years! Thank you so much for visiting this page and I hope you like what you see!

Book Review: They both die at the end by Adam Silvera

Look at this! Back again for another review within 3 days? It’s a miracle! But as you can tell from the title I’m reviewing They both die at the end by Adam Silvera!! It was quite the emotional book so I’m letting you guys know in advance that I am crying while writing this.


Excuse my language.. but FUCK this whole book was an emotional trainwreck. From the title, you can obviously tell that they two main characters Mateo and Rufus are going to die in the end. But that doesn’t stop you from becoming attached.

To begin, I’m going to talk about how much I love Mateo and Rufus as characters. In contemporary novels, you usually have two sides. The completely perfect one who has no flaws and everything goes their way, or the pity party where literally EVERYTHING in their life is awful and nobody deserves that. I think Mateo and Rufus are a great combination of the two. Of course, there’s the whole part where they’re going to die at 18 and had both their families die/ get sick, but other than that they really lucked out with what was happening.

In a way, the two of them were the perfect match for each other. Mateo needed someone to edge him out of his comfort zone while Rufus needed someone to reign him in so that he would survive longer. In the end, both of the things they needed help with caused their demise.

Now that we’ve gone over the characters I’m going to mention one special thing. THE LOVE STORY! At the beginning of this book when Rufus was making his last friend profile, I saw that it said he was Bisexual. The moment I saw that I knew 100% that they would fall in love before the end of the book. Sure enough, right before they died Mateo realized his love and that was that. It was very subtle was to add the LGBTQ+ community into a book without making it horribly obvious like some others I’ve read try to do. It didn’t make it the biggest plot point of the book (which is something that the U.S. should learn from). It wasn’t fair that the two of them only had about 22 hours to love each other. Nobody should have to go through pain like that.

Before I move on to the plot and ending I want to mention a couple things about the supporting characters. It really made me so happy to see how dedicated all of their friends were. Even with getting arrested and having a child, they still cared so much for Rufus and Mateo. I just hope that in this fictional universe they were able to move on with their lives but not forget the ones they loved.

Now finally we get to the plot and the ending. I have to applaud Adam for being able to write such a long book about such a short amount of time. He kept me on edge for the entire book even with knowing the outcome in the end. The adventures they had, the people they met, how they would die. It was an experience from page one. Personally, my favorite part of the book was the small characters that were all connected to the two of them in their own special way. The person Rufus gave his shoes to who tried to kill him in the end, the actor that Mateo loved who died the same day, the journalist who was near Mateo and Rufus till the end (and technically caused Rufus’ death), and the list goes on and on. It was incredible how Adam included all these little details and created a one chapter story for all these people without ruining the plot.

All those things made for one incredible book. With all of the emotions I felt reading it I really wanted to die at the end. But here I am telling you to READ THIS BOOK RIGHT AWAY!!!!! It will destroy you in a good way and takes no time whatsoever to finish. So if you’re like me and live in an arctic wasteland (known as Massachusettes) spend the day curled up in bed and read it all in one sitting. It’s worth it.

Thank you so much for reading this post! If you like what you see be sure to check out some of my other reviews and more posts coming soon! I hope you’ve had a wonderful first week of 2018 and an even better day!