Raven Reads: Rebecca's Book Blog!

Just a bibliophile's blog about books!

Reading progress update: I've read 41%.

LINK (The Shadow of Light #1) - Summer Wier

This book is different to say the least but a good different. It's really intriguing. I like it so far. Everything makes sense now XD well not everything but it makes a lot more sense then it did ten pages ago XD 

Reading progress update: I've read 1%.

LINK (The Shadow of Light #1) - Summer Wier

I need to stop starting new books and finish my other ones XD but I'm actually reading this one because I got it from NetGalley so I need to finish it to post my review. It seems as if the universe doesn't want me to the read Winter XD stuff keeps getting in the way. Ah well, this book sounds interesting so let's see how it is! 

Reading progress update: I've read 1%.

Winter (The Lunar Chronicles) - Marissa Meyer

Here I go....I'm probably going to end up dying but here I go

Conquering Kingdoms Book Tag

 

I've seen like everyone doing this tag on YouTube so I thought I would! And coincidentally I'm reading a Falling Kingdoms book right now which is what this tag is based off of! Not giving credit to anyone in specific because I think the publisher sponsered a few people's vidoes but notable people who did this tag were Katytastic JessietheReader and abookutopia.


QUESTIONS:


1. In Mytica, there are constant betrayals and you can't trust anyone. Who do you trust to be your constant companion on this adventure?

When I heard this question one character came to mind: Puck. Oh Robin 'Puck' Goodfellow from the Iron Fey by Julie Kagawa. He's such a good character. He's Megan's best friend and has never betrayed her in anyway nor do I ever see him doing it. He'd be a great friend because he's fiercely loyal and super funny so he would always keep me entertained. 
2. You'll come across many who will want you dead in Mytica, so you need to be ready to fight. What kind of warrior are you?

Uhm, well I'm not really a fighter or anything. My flight response is stronger then flight to be honest. So I'd probably be the mary sue that everyone hates who cowers in a corner when bad guys come and let their love interest defend. I can't really think of a specific character for this but you get the picture.
3. Which fantasy world would you like to conquer?

I'm gonna go cliche here and pick Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling. Cause who doesn't want to be a wizard? I would love to be one and go to Hogwarts. Just no Voldemort please. And I don't want to be the chosen one or anything. Or friends with the chosen one. I don't want to constantly almost die. Please. 
4. Which fictional character would you choose to rule by your side?

Fang from Maximum Ride by James Patterson. Because Fang was one of my first YA loves and I still love him to this day. He's so much bae. 
5. Who would you throw into the dungeon?

You will be reading this all day if I list everybody I want to throw in the dungeon. There's just too many characters. I'll just name three and explain as to why. First; Aroybann from Throne of Glass because anybody who's read that series know how much of a horrible person he is. Two; Octavian from Heores of Olympus because he's just so annoying and I laughed at what happened to him in BoO. And third; Gale from the Hunger Games, I freakin hate Gale so much. I even had Peeta hit him with a rolling pin bloody from a fanfiction of mine years ago. 

(Special mention: Karen Gillian because that's what Tony Lee wants to do. Taken from one of his panels at Gallifrey One 2015) <---- It's an inside joke. 
6. Who gets stabbed in the back?

Magnus from Falling Kingdoms. How you like it now?! How do you like it now Magnus?! I'm still very mad at him from what he did in the first book. But I actually really like Magnus. But I would still stab him in the back. 

7. What elemental magic would you choose to wield and why?

Normally I'd be a water/fire girl. But, me and all my friends picked elements based on our eye colors. Since my eye color is green hazel I'll be choosing Earth. Cause I guess throwing chunks of rock at people is cool. 

 

I'm tagging everyone who reads this....just kidding. You don't actually have to do it! But feel free if you want to ^.^ it was a lot of fun! 

Reading progress update: I've read 74 out of 407 pages.

Gathering Darkness - Morgan Rhodes, Michelle Rowen

I'm really enjoying this! Just like I've enjoyed the past two. But it's been too long since I read Rebel Spring I forgot half the stuff what happened XD 

Days of Blood & Starlight - Laini Taylor Carry On - Rainbow Rowell The Earl and The Fairy, Vol. 03 - Mizue Tani, Ayuko The Earl and The Fairy, Vol. 04 - Mizue Tani, Ayuko Bloody Mary, Vol. 1 - Akaza Samamiya

January Wrap Up

I read five books this month...sort of. Manga aren't really books but they count towards the reading challenge...so...whatever. 

I'm actually pretty proud of how much I read. Carry On and Days of Blood and Starlight took me way longer to read then I thought they would so I'm glad I had a chance to read three manga as well. Here we go with a brief, non spoilery, review of each book:

 

Carry On by Rainbow Rowell

I LOVED this novel so much. Simon and Baz make me so happy and give me so many feels. I read 200 pages of this book in one night waiting for something to happen. I couldn't go to sleep until it did. Did you know that this is not Cath's Carry On from Fangirl? Cause I didn't, I thought it was. But, no. If you look in Fangirl all the 'snippets' from the fanfiction never happen in the novel. I checked. And in the note from Rowell at the end of Carry On she says that this novel is her take on Simon's story, not Cath's. 

Days of Blood and Starlight by Laini Taylor

This novel....it was amazing. I loved the first book of this trilogy so much. I wasn't sure if I would enjoy the second one as much...but I did, so much. I won't spoil anything but it did involve kickass Karou who never let me down throughout the entire novel. I love Karou so much, she's probably in my list of top 5 favorite character of all time. 

The Early and the Fairy Vol. 3 & Vol. 4 by Mizue Tani and Ayuko

I decided to combine these two into one paragraph because they're from the same series. This manga series is only 4 books, so I completed it. Sure, the ending didn't really sum things up but that's what manga does. So...whatever. This series was so cute and I loved the fantasy in it. And oh yeah, the hot guys helped too. 

Bloody Mary Vol. 1 by Akaza Samamiya

This manga...its so gay...I love it. I bought it when I went to Barnes and Noble and they were having a buy 2 get 1 free manga sale. It looked so gay and beautiful...it's so much better then I originally thought. Ugh...I love the gay. I can't wait until March when Vol. 2 comes out. I need it so badly. Bloody is a cinnamon roll. 

Totally Should've Book Tag!

I wanted to do a tag blog so I decided to do this one! I've seen it floating around booktube a lot recently so why not? This tag was created by the amazing emmmabooks


1. Totally should've gotten a sequel

The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith. I LOVED this novel so much. I read it in pretty much 24 hours, basically the span of the book. I would love for this book the get a sequel to see where the ship ends up. Do they stay together? What happens? 

2. Totally should've had a spin off series

Maximum Ride by James Patterson. This series is one of my favorites of all time. But that doesn't mean it has it flaws and one of the big ones: what about the others experimented on at the school? Yeah, sure we see a lot of them again. But what about that one winged girl at the end of book one? She is never mentioned again. I would love a book about her and some of the other mutants too maybe. 
3. An author who totally should write more books

Rainbow Rowell because I love, love her books like Fangirl and Eleanor and Park. I love her writing style so much, she's one of my favorite authors. And wouldn't it be awesome if she wrote a series? I would die.
4. A character who totally should've ended up with someone else

**Contains Spoilers for the Throne of Glass series, under the cut. You have been warned. 

 

 

 

I know, I know, the series isn't over yet...no one's exactly 'ended' up with anybody. But with the way that things are going by Queen of Shadows it seems like Aelin is going to be with Rowan. I'm still holding out hope for Chaol or Dorain because I really, really don't ship Aelin and Rowan. For me it's like more of a parabatai thing between them. They don't need to be together to have a really close relationship. But hey, maybe she will end up with someone else because Aelin was pretty much endgame with Chaol in Crown of Midnight and we all know what happened after that. 

 

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5. Totally should've ended differently

More spoilers...yay! This time for Blood of Olympus by Rick Riordan.

 

I think I speak for the majority of the fandom when I say this....that book was crap. Like what the hell was it even? It was not a series ender at all. House of Hades was far better then it. BoO totally should have ended differently. No Leo closure...really?? That needed to be changed. Percy never telling his mom that he was even like alive?? Ugh, there was more but it's been far too long since I've even thought of that book to remember. 

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6. Totally should've had a movie franchise

 

The Iron Fey by Julie Kagawa. Omg, I love this series so much! It's one of my favorite of all times. I would LOVE for it to be turned into a movie franchise...that is if they do the movies correctly (Like 5th Wave...which was AMAZING). It would be awesome to see everyone in their roles as Megan and Ash and Puck. I would love it so much.
7. Totally should've had a TV show

Sort of a kidish one but...Warriors by Erin Hunter. Yes, the series about the cats. I think this would make a really great tv show! Animated, obviously. But I would be really cool and it already has a lot of fans that would support the idea (have you seen the fanbase for fanmade things on YouTube?).
8. Totally should've had only one point of view

The 5th Wave by Rick Yancy. Let me say one thing: I understand that having the multiple POVs is essential to the plot but let me explain. When I was reading this book and it switched from Cassie's POV to I think Ben's for the first time I was soooo confused until I realized it changed like four pages later. I mean at least put the name at the top of the page or something? I understand why there needs to be POVs but do it in a better manner Yancy, please. 
9. Totally should have a cover change

None??? I don't know. I looked at all the books I own and I couldn't find any that I would change the cover on. Maybe I'm just too nostalgic for original covers, I don't know. 
10. Totally should've kept the original covers

Confessions of a Murder Suspect Series by James Patterson. The Original cover was amazing! I loved it so much...the new covers...not really pretty? Plain?? Like why? It's like the Max Ride covers honestly. 

Original vs New

   
11. Totally should've stopped at book one

The Kane Chronicles by Rick Riordan. This series...ugh. I really hated it. I read the first book and couldn't finish the second one. I don't know what it was about this series that made me hate it so much. I actually really enjoyed the characters and Gods so it wasn't that. Personally (and I totally understand if you don't agree with me!) I believe that the series should have just like stopped  after the first book XD

 

Reading progress update: I've read 256 out of 623 pages.

Days of Blood & Starlight - Laini Taylor

This book is so good ^.^ 

Finish a Series

This is a post about something that I've really needed to talk to other book lovers about. My non bookish friends do not understand, sadly. The first half of this review will be non spoilerly but the second half will refer to The Iron Fey by Julie Kagawa and contain spoilers.

Have you ever fallen so in love with a series that when the final book comes out, even after years of anticipation, you cannot finish the final book? Yup, that happened to me...and the weird thing is...this is the first time it has ever happened to me. I don't know what it is maybe the characters, the plot, the author's writing, I just cannot finish this series. 

I love this series with all of my heart and I.Just.Cannot.Finish.It. I've even read the end of the Iron Warrior (oops) so I know what happens but I can't bring myself to finish it. I don't know what the problem is. 

Iron Fey was one of the first series I guess I found myself. My friend had been giving me a lot of suggestions but I found this myself, I found it and fell in love. The covers are beautiful (some of my favs of all time), the fantasy is amazing and the ships don't even get me started. And don't get me started on Ash. Just don't. 

Spoilers for the series under the cut...

I fell in love with Ash at the start. He's one of my top baes of all time. I shipped him and Megan from the get go, sorry Puck. I read the first four novels so fast it was amazing. The Iron Knight is seriosuly my favorite thing in the world it being in Ash's point of view. 

Ash, Megan, Puck. The original three for me. The first trio that I really loved. That's one of the things that kills me about finishing this series. I can't say goodbye to them. I have Ash's face on my wall for pete's sake (I got the poster from the boxset, I'm not a creep okay?) They're great, they're amazing. I can't even describe in words how much I love them. 

The world. I love the world in this novel. I love the nevernever. It's amazing. I love fey, I love all the creatures (Including Grim). I couldn't ask for a more perfect fantasy world. I love the usage of magic, summer versus winter versus iron. 

I love everything about this series, period. 

So...why can't I finish it? I need to know what happens (I know the very end...but how do we get there?) How does Kierran redeem himself? Does Ethan get with Kenzie? Is Grim in the novel? 

I've been waiting for over a year for this novel. I read The Iron Traitor over a year ago now in the summer of 2014. I was left so shocked by the end of that novel. And then, there was NO information about the Iron Warrior. There wasn't even a title! Then, magically it seems, towards the beginning of 2015 information appeared on Goodreads. I think I cried. I was so happy. I was so excited to get the book when it came out, I preorded it. It arrived at my doorstep...but I couldn't read it straight away. I had to finish Magnus Chase and Carry On. I read both of those novels, but I couldn't bring myself to pick up the book for weeks. 

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I read the first two chapters but I just can't do it. I can't finish this book. I think I may need help XD Can I finish this? Watch my blog to find out (I don't have much hope though really)

 

Sorry for my rantish thing? I don't know what this post even really is but I just needed to blog about this! Thanks for reading if you actually got to this point! 

Cheap Books!

Wanna get some cheap books? Of course you do! Everyone loves to buy books but you don't have to break the bank either. Here are some great websites/stores that you can buy books for cheap! Unless it's a new release I buy the majority of my books from these. 

 

1. Book Outlet

This website has became more and more popular in the past couple of years. It's a great website to buy new books! For example on the prices: a brand n  Heir of Fire hardcover is only $4.99. I think I paid $16 for my copy! They also have a great selection of 'scratch and dent' books wish is used books. That's where I get the majority of my books from because they are like 70%+ off. I've ordered a total of 20 books from Book Outlet and only spent $50.42. That's like 5 paperbacks max at Barnes and Noble. And half of those 20 were hardcovers. 

Bookoulet does have a bit of a downfall...you have to pay shipping. Granted, it's not a lot and in two of my orders I have coupons so all I was paying was shipping. But the benefits far outweigh the shipping prices. They usually hold major sales around all major holidays so watch out for those. 

 

2. Thrift Books

In the past I've gotten a lot of books from thriftbooks. It's a great discount website. And it offers FREE SHIPPING in the US on orders $10+. Lot of books are around $3-$4 so pretty reasonable prices. And, they usually do sales a lot as well. However, the selection isn't always the greatest but they have an awesome subscribe option which let's you subscribe to a book and they'll email you whenever they get that book in stock. 

It's been at least a year since I've ordered something from thriftbooks because they used to be cheaper and used to have no shipping restrictions, but I felt like I should mention it in this list because it is still an amazing website that is far cheaper then going to Barnes and Noble or any bookstore like that. 

 

3. GoodWill Bookstore

The rest of these will be tangible places that you have to go to. Good Will Bookstore is a great place to shop! It's a Goodwill with loads of books! I'm lucky enough to have one right next to my house. Books in there are usually around $3 depending on what genre and what type (hardcover, soft, etc.) And, I've found if you're kind enough to donate stuff (anything that goodwill accepts) they usually give you a discount (don't quote me on this, maybe the workers were just kind to me)! 

Just go to the website and search to see if there's one near you! Even a normal Goodwill will do! Yes, they'll have a smaller selection but the same prices. I know that I've gotten a few books from my local Goodwill as well. 

 

4. Hastings & Half Price Books

Now, I understand that these are not the same stores and are very different but I've found similar prices and quality at both stores so I'm lumping them together. 

Both of these stores offer used and new books. Both of them you can sell your books and get store credit. Both have more then just books (music, movies, etc.). I don't have either of these locally so when I travel I always go into these stores if they're in town. I even went to Half Price twice in one visit a couple years ago. 

As for the prices: pretty much what you would expect for used books. Cheap for unpopular ones, little bit more expensive for popular. They also both have bargain sections however the variety depends on the store. 

 

5. Local Bookstores

Sometimes Local bookstores have great deals and prices! And it's always great to shop a them because the owners are usually really nice. I have two local bookstores that I go to often. One is a used bookstore that has great prices the other is Cellar Door Books (picture above). The latter has list prices but I included it in this list because they have a promotion if you buy ten books you get one for free. And, I'm sure some local bookstores around you have great prices as well! You can usually find them by just searching 'bookstore' on google and seeing what pops up around you. 

 

6. The Library!

You're probably thinking 'Thalia...that's where you check out books, not buy them.' But isn't that the point? You can check out a book for however long your library lets you and read it! You never even have to spend a penny! 

But, lots of libraries also have book sales going on. I've been going to my local library since forever and I only found out they have sales going on everyday like a year ago. At mine hardcovers are $1. That's pretty cheap. And they're usually really good editions because they have the library dust jacket on...take it off and it's a perfect copy of the book. 

 

7. Other Places

Loads of other places have great deals, even high end bookstore like Barnes and Noble! You just have to learn how to hunt around for a good price! For example, at all the B&N I've been to there is a cart somewhere in the store with bargain books on it! I've gotten books from there for $3.99 before! 

If you check stores and websites frequently there are usually sales going on at some point making it easier to buy cheaper books.

 

I hope this little blog post gave you some ideas on how to save money while buying books! Book buying doesn't have to break the bank! Bonus tip? Double up on savings by buying from these already discounted websites and stores while sales are going on! 

 

Thanks and have a great day!! 

Carry On - Rainbow Rowell The Iron Warrior (The Iron Fey) - Julie Kagawa Gathering Darkness - Morgan Rhodes, Michelle Rowen Days of Blood & Starlight - Laini Taylor The Earl and The Fairy, Vol. 03 - Mizue Tani, Ayuko

January TBR

This will be a pretty basic post my TBR (to be read) for Janurary! Hopefully with my plan to read one novel a week I can get this done! 

 

1. Carry On by Rainbow Rowell

  • I'm really excited to read this book! I'm already on page 200 something! It's so amazing and I love Baz and Simon already! If you don't know what it is it's the main character from Rowell's other novel Fangirl fanfiction. But it's so much more then that. You can read it as a stand alone as well. It's a kickass fantasy read with gay love! What more could you want? 

 

2. The Iron Warrior by Julie Kagawa

  • I cannot believe that this book is out and that I haven't read it yet. After reading it's precessor, the Iron Traitor, way back in summer of 2013 I needed the next book. At that time there was no news on the book. No title, no blurb, no release date. And then, magically early in 2014. Everything appeared on goodreads. I have been waiting long and hard for this book and maybe it's taken me so long to finish because I don't want to say goodbye to the lovely characters of the Iron Fey. 

 

3. Gathering Darkness by Morgan Rhodes

  • This series holds a special place in my heart. I believe that I was one of the first fans of this series, buying the book way back when the very first one was just released. Then no one knew of the series and there was no fanbase. Now, everyone is reading these books and they deserve the love. Morgan Rhodes writes an amazing fantasy series! With the fourth book already out I decided it was time to pick this beautiful copy off my shelf and read it. 

 

4. Days of Blood and Starlight by Laini Taylor 

  • I read the first book of this series, Daughter of Smoke and Bone, a few months back and I didn't immediately go to this one because I had new releases coming out (namely Magnus Chase and Carry On). I cannot wait to get to this novel. The last book left me wanting to read this so badly. Laini Taylor is an amazing writer of high fantasy and if you haven't picked up this series yet I suggest that you do. 

 

5. The Earl and the Fairy Vol. 03 by Ayuko and Mizue Tani

  • I started reading this manga series in the summer of 2014 when Barnes and Noble was having a buy 2 get one free manga sale. The first book was one I picked up. I loved the first one so much so I knew I had to buy the second one. And then, as I loved that one as well I bought the third. It's only a four book series so I'm pacing myself a bit. I don't want to miss it too much.

 

So that's pretty much my TBR. It doesn't seem like that much but a couple of the books are really long. Wish me luck on completing this TBR!  

New Year...Back to the Blog!

— feeling excited

Hey all! Long time no see! I've gotten out of blogging really. But 2016 will change all that...hopefully anyhow. I'm making an effort at least! Starting in 2016 (which is still 2 hours away for me) I will attempt to do all of the following:

~Read at least one book a week

~Post a blog at least two times a week

~Post a review of every book I finish 

~Finish all the books on my shelves

~Buy less books (I don't have the money T.T) 

A short list but still a long list XD I'm really hoping I can do all of the things on this list. It would be really amazing. I've never been really commited to this blog and that's going to change! Starting tomorrow!

Another new thing! I'm also going to start posting a little update at the end of my blogs basically saying what I've just finished, what I'm currently reading and what I plan to read next! 

Until next year....Thalia~

 

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The Fangirl's Guide to the Galaxy: Review

The Fangirl's Guide to the Galaxy: A Lexicon of Life Hacks for the Modern Lady Geek - Sam Maggs


The Fangirl's Guide to the Galaxy: A Handbook for Girl Geeks 

by

Sam Maggs

First off, I would like to say that I recieved this book through the giveaways here on BookLikes, from Quirk Books. I was estatic when this came in the mail. To be honest, I didn't know what it was at first because I didn't realize I had won the giveaway! I actually entered three giveaways for this book, one on goodreads and one on librarything as well. 

 

Rating: 

 

It is very rare for me to read a non-fiction book. Honestly, they usually bore me, but not The Fangirl's Guide. I was throughly entertained the entire time. I'll be breaking this review into the six parts the book is broken up into to (excluding the acknowledgements). 

 

Part I : Introductions

 

It starts off with "A Field Guide to the Geek Girl." This section lists a lot of the major fandoms associated with a fangirl. If you're on tumblr, you've seen all of these. There's Potterheads, Unsullied, Batgirls and many more; but my two favorites: SuperWhoLockians and YA Book Nerds. For SuperWhoLockians it lists the 'defining characteristics' as:

  • 1) An extreme desire for m/m ships to be cannon (Check)
  • 2) A love/hate relationship with the showrunners (Check)
  • 3) Extreme Crushes on Every Cast Member (Check).

 

That's me. That's totally me. And for YA Book Nerds:

  • 1) A love for starcrossed couples, especially in trilogy form (Check)
  • 2) Chronic post-book feeling hangovers (Check)
  • 3) Ability to walk and read a book at the same time (Check).

 

This section literally describes me. I regret nothing. 

 

The next section, my second favorite, is titled "Real Talk: How do I Fangirl-Speak?" It desribes typical fangirl terms such as feels, glomp, OTP, and many more. Even though I know all the words, it's very fun to read. The next three sections gloss over how to convert your friends (hehehe), how to meet fellow fangirls (very usefull suggestions!), and how to bring fangirlness into your life. 

 

Part II: [Fandom Intensifies]: Geek Girls Online

 

The first part of this section is: "The Seven Kingdoms of the Internet." It describes the 'kingdoms' of Twitter, Tumblr, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Reddit, and Fourms/BBS. It describes a basic breakdown of each of the sites. 

 

My favorite part of this section? "All the Feels: Ten Tips for Writing Terrific Fanfiction." It provides some very great advice that I might even use like 'Write, Write, Write!" and "Feel No Shame." Then, there's a glossary of fanfic-speak which is really cool. Some of the words I didn't even know! There's also a generator at the end of that to help you create some awesome fiction! 

 

At the end of this part there's a single page of text. However, I believe this is one of the most important pages in the entire book. It's titled "Wheaton's Law: Don't Be a Dick." As the title says, basically don't be a dick in your fandom. This is something I see far too often and it really gets on my nerves. You have your ships, I have mine. Can't we just coexist? I think every fangirl needs to read this page. 

 

Part III: Geronimo! How to Survive Conventions

 

Let me tell you, I wish I had read this section before I attended Gallifrey One earlier this year in February. This section is pretty much an essential thing to read before going to any convention! First, there's a list of major conventions that take place across the world! Then, it tells you how to get ready for said conventions. You'll really want to read this section. 

 

My favorite parts of this part? The Invetory list and the Do's and Don'ts. The Invetory list is basically everything that I brought to Gallifey One and if you're going to a Con, you'll need this stuff too. The Do's and Don'ts are so real. 'Do seat hop' yep, I did this. 'do set a budget' yup. I set one for $100 and I didn't go over. 'Don't cut in line' not very nice. Most people get in line for hours so don't do that. 

 

Part IV: Aim to Misbehave: Geek Girl Feminism 

 

This part really spoke to me and I think that it was really nice. To cut the review short, cause It's really long already, I'll just talk about my favorite part of this one: 'Kick Ass Female Characters You Need to Know.' Hell yes. I actually didn't know most of these! I'll have to look into them someday! I fangirled when I saw Zoe's (from Firefly) and Hawkeye's (from Fullmetal Alchemist) names. They're so kickass female characters. 

 

So! That's been my review! I hope you stuck with me until the end! Thanks for reading this and go pick yourself up a copy of this book! You won't be disappointed, I'm sure! 

The Ugly Stepsister

The Ugly Stepsister - Aya Ling This novel takes a very different look on the typical 'Cinderella.' As much as I love typical fairy tail retellings this is very refreshing. Kat is your normal teenager, and a bibliophile. She accidentally ruins a Cinderella book and is transported into the book (every fangirl's dream)! Through her guide, Krev, she learns that she has to complete the happy ending of the story in order for her to return to her own world.

Without giving away spoilers, this book is amazing, plain and simple. The characters in the book are very well developed and easy to fall in love with (or hate depending on who it is). It's also a brain racker, you trying to figure out how Kat's going to make the happy ending happen. It's very refreshing to see the Cinderella tale from one of the step-sister's point of views.

This book leaves you with a twist ending and make you wish for more. (I'm secretly hoping there can be more). A very well written novel and an enjoyable read! Thank you Aya Ling!
P.S. I Still Love You - Jenny Han Confessions: The Private School Murders - Maxine Paetro, James Patterson

Tbr Tuesday!

Sorry! I've kinda failed at doing daily posts, I got busy! But I'm here today! 

 

Tuesdays will be by To Be Read day. I'll post about two books that I plan on reading and why. 

 

P.S. I Still Love You by Jenny Han

Why?? Because it's part of the series with To All the Boys I've Loved Before! (or maybe it's only the two books I don't know). I loved To All the Boys I've Loved Before so I'm sure I'll love this one! I'm also really excited to read more about the story considering how the first one left off! (Don't worry, this is spoiler free!) 

 

Confessions: The Private School Murders by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro

Why?? Because I loved Confessions of a Murder Suspect and I've been meaning to read this book since it came out. I seriously bought it back in October and I haven't read it yet. I'm such a fail. But since I read Maximum Ride Forever I want to read more James Patterson so I think this'll be my next read after P.S. I Still Love You. Also, because I need to read the Paris Mysterious as well XD I need to stop buying new books and read the ones I have. 

 

That's it for now! Thanks for reading! Tomorrow will be What i'm reading Wednesday if I remember to post! 

Unraveling - Elizabeth Norris Wish - Alexandra Bullen A Shade of Vampire - Bella Forrest

Recommendations ThuRsday!

Hello all! Today I will be starting to do daily postings, or try to anyhow. With college and all I may miss a few days sometimes but let's see how long I can keep this up! 

 

So, today is Thursday and that is Recommendations day. Each Thursday I'll be recommending three books to read! Not to fear, these recommendations will not contain any spoilers! Without further ado, let's get to the first book! 

 

 
A Shade of Vampire by Bella Forrest
Basic Summary: Sofia Claremont is abducted by vampires on her seventeenth birthday. From there she enters the Shade, a vampire sanctuary. She's selected to be part of Vampire Prince, Derek Novak's "harem." Does she prove to be something special to Derek? Or is her fate the same as all the other abducted girls on the island: death? 
I first came upon this wonderful novel because of Kindle Unlimited, which is amazing by the way. I was searched for some young adult novels to read and A Shade of Vampire popped up. When I saw it was really short I decided to give it a try, cause why not? It's short and in my genre preference. I was delighted to find out how much I loved the book. Sure, it has its flaws but what books doesn't? 
Anyway, I love this book and the series, I'm already on the third book! I recommend this book to anybody who loves vampire books, especially books with those hot vampire guys. 
 
Wish by Alexandra Bullet
Basic Summary: Olivia's twin sister, Violet is gone. Heartbroken, Olivia soon discovers a gown that has the power to grant her one wish. What does she wish for? Her sister back. Follow Olivia's and Violet's journey as they discover two more dresses with also wish-granting abilities. 
Bare in mind, it's been probably three years since I've read this book, but it still remains to be one of my favorite books to date. The concept, wish-granting dresses, may seem a little cheesy but the story-line and writing makes up for it. If it didn't I wouldn't have enjoyed it! 
I recommend this book to anyone who loves those young adult fantasy reads. Especially those with strong character growth and sisterly bonds.  
 
Unraveling by Elizabeth Norris
Basic Summary (from Goodreads because I got lazy): Sixteen-year-old Janelle Tenner is used to having a lot of responsibility. She balances working as a lifeguard in San Diego with an intense academic schedule. Janelle's mother is bipolar, and her dad is a workaholic FBI agent, which means Janelle also has to look out for her younger brother, Jared.
And that was before she died... and is brought back to life by Ben Michaels, a mysterious, alluring loner from her high school. When she discovers a strange clock that seems to be counting down to the earth's destruction, Janelle learns she has twenty-four days to figure out how to stop the clock and save the planet
I read this book in one day over the summer. I was on a road-trip and it was in my bag so why not? It was an amazing, gripping young adult fantasy/sci-fi read. I can't even explain how amazing it was. 
Who would want to read this book? Well if you like books that count down to something for one(I don't know what it is about those books). Also want a feel-worthy read? Defiantly some of that in here. The feels are very much real in this book. 
 
And that concludes today's post! Thank you so much for reading and I hope you'll give some of these books a chance or at least add to them to your mountain of tbr pile!