Review: “Champion” by Marie Lu

Okay, so I have come to the conclusion that I cannot wait too many days to write a review because then I forget everything but my EMOTIONS when reading this book. Logical thought? Gone. Deductive reasoning? Gone. So now I’m going to attempt to write something fairly cohesive about the final book in the Legend trilogy because, quite frankly, I enjoyed it more than I thought I would.

I was skeptical going into Legend as I had read Lu’s other trilogy, The Young Elites, before diving into this one, and the main reason I did so was because TYE is fantasy while Legend is dystopian sci-fi, two genres that I don’t normally choose first. However, I fell in love with TYE and Lu’s writing so of course I had to read this trilogy. I’m glad I did.

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Top Ten Tuesday: Top 10 Best Books of 2016

So here’s how I chose the ten books: I went through Goodreads and sorted through ratings. The books I rated 4.5-5 stars made the list! That was easy enough, right? Haha! These are in no particular order! I read all of these this year but that doesn’t mean they were published this year

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Review: “Daughter of Smoke and Bone” by Laini Taylor

Yeah, wow. Why did I wait so long to read this? Okay, so technically, I listened to it via audiobook and I don’t regret it because the narrator, Khristine Hvam, is <i>fantastic</i>. I feel as if I say this about all of the audiobooks I’ve listened to but I mean, they are great and Khristine adds such unique voices to each of the characters that in some cases, I was genuinely freaked out.

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Non-bookish post #7: My Dream Crate!

So a couple of weeks ago, I found out that Loot Crate wanted fans to put together their very own “dream crate,” its own theme, items, etc., and let me just say I was so excited to be approached & incredibly excited to put together a post!

If you don’t know anything about LootCrate, it’s a monthly subscription box. Like other sub boxes, it’s based around a theme and filled with various fandom items particular to that theme. Here’s a list of their past boxes and the items. So you can see it varies from crate to crate. What’s also great about LootCrate is that there are a variety of crates to choose from, whether you like gaming, anime, things for your pets, or just a crate filled with items to wear. Not only does LootCrate have particular crates but there are also fandom particular crates, too! This past November, they launched the Wizarding World Crate, which I bought, and loved! (I’ll post about that…eventually, haha!) But there’s also a Firefly Crate (Husband would love that) and a Sanrio crate (might need to get that for myself–after all, my birthday’s next month!)

Anyway, here’s the theme for my crate: “Fantasy Girl Power” and I’ve filled with a myriad of items I would absolutely love to receive or get for myself!

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Top Ten Tuesday: Top 10 Books I’m Looking Forward to in the First Half of 2017

Omg, such a hard decision because there are so many good ones! But thankfully, I only have to focus on the first half. 😉

This is a mix of debut authors, sequels, and well-seasoned authors but all of them sound truly amazing! I can’t wait to get my hands on all of them, and thanks to my local library who has done a fantastic job getting newly released YA books, I won’t have to spend a fortune! ^_^ Continue reading

Non-bookish Post #6: NaNoWriMo Update & Things

I felt so accomplished this past week because I wrote and scheduled a bunch of blog posts. I reached 50k words for November’s NaNoWriMo, and I’m finally receiving some feedback from my beta readers about my book! It’s so thrilling and makes me all giddy inside when people tell me they love my story even though it’s in its baby stage.

Thanksgiving came and went, and now Christmas is slowly creeping up on us which also means a new year! Oh heavens, how did that all happen so quickly? Continue reading

Review: “Clockwork Angel” by Cassandra Clare

Here’s the thing, I read all of The Mortal Instrument series and thought, “Hey, these are good.” I kept hearing that this series, The Infernal Devices, was a lot better, and while I thought TMI should have ended way earlier than it did, I stuck with it, and have finally been able go read this prequel series. Frankly, I am glad to dive into it. Victorian England is one of my favorite periods of history and I like the Shadowhunter world enough to keep go even further and come back to it again.

Saying that, I’m getting the vibe that this series might just be an overhyped one for me. Okay, maybe not this series since it’s a prequel and it’s a bit too early to tell, but I’m not as obsessed with this world as I am with, say, Harry Potter, or other popular YA series. I mean, I did enjoy the book but–well, let me start the actual review.

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