ARC Review: “A Reaper at the Gates” by Sabaa Tahir

I don’t know what to say, or how to even write the right words to convey how I feel. A Repear at the Gates was one of my most anticipated releases of 2018. When luck swung my way a few weeks ago and I managed to get an ARC, my heart burst with joy.

If you’ve been eagerly awaiting this third installment of the Ember Quartet, you won’t be disappointed. My heart has been equally stomped on, burst from pure happiness, swooning with absolute emotion. I know Sabaa is a great writer–there’s simply no question–and she’s been one of my favorite authors since I first read An Ember in the Ashes. But A Reaper at the Gates has sealed Sabaa as a master storyteller and destroyer of my heart.

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Top 5 Wednesday: Authors I Want to Write Like

Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly blog meme started on Goodreads. You can check out the group and keep an eye out for the topics here.

I find this topic broad and very subjective, obviously, so I figure I’d take a look at some of my favorite authors in a variety of genres and discuss why I like them and what I admire about them, not just their writing skills. Let’s see how this goes. 😉

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T5W: Books I’ve Read Because of #bookstagram

I’ve always been an avid reader, but I wasn’t much of a collector. That is, until I joined the lovely community of readers on Instagram (also commonly referred to as #bookstagram and #bookstagrammers). I joined over 2 years ago, and wow, it’s been a great way to connect with other readers and to see how seriously talented photographers fellow bibliophiles are!

Anyway, I thought this was a fun topic because there are so many books I’ve picked up since I’ve seen them on Instagram–definitely some I would have never bothered to read otherwise!

T5W is a Goodreads group. You can check out the topics or join here.

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Top Ten Tuesday: New-to-Me Authors I Read for the First Time in 2016

Yay! So I’m back to regular blogging now that NaNoWriMo is over! I’m currently working on a non-bookish post about my progress with NaNoWriMo and other things so keep an eye out for that soon!

Gosh, guys, I can’t believe it’s December already! I know people say that all the time but seriously, it’s almost Christmas! This makes me both excited and shocked that 2016 went by so quickly. But with the passing of December also comes January and… My birthday! I’ll be 28 in a little over a month. That’s crazy to think about to.

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

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Top Ten Tuesday: All about the Villains!

Top Ten Tuesday is a book blog meme created by The Broke and The Bookish. Today’s theme is villains and can be anything ranging from top ten favorite/most compelling villains in books, top ten of the most vile villains/bad guys in books, top ten villains I secretly (or not so secretly) love, favorite tv villains, favorite comic book villains, ten “villains” of contemporary lit.

I think I’ll do a hodgepodge because I’ve actually never done a post about villains or even considered them for a long time so here goes!

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Review: “A Torch Against the Night” by Sabaa Tahir

This book kept me up past my bedtime (which is saying a lot because I keep sleeping hours like an old person). I read at work when I was supposed to be working (oops!). I savored the last 100 pages. I savored the final chapter even more. All the characters I loved and even ones I didn’t think I would are back and if this book doesn’t give you a reason to follow Tahir throughout her writing career, look again. Tahir holds nothing back. There’s blood, death, violence, manipulation, but edging its way in all the dark places is light and hope and love.

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Review: “An Ember in the Ashes” by Sabaa Tahir

GUYS. Why did I wait so long to read this book? I should really stop doing that. This was one of those hyped books that I kept seeing. I bought it a few months ago but I never read. SHAME. ON. ME.

Why?

Because this book is fan-freakin’-tastic. I loved it. Every single page. I couldn’t get enough. Look, I’m an old lady when it comes to sleeping but THIS BOOK KEPT ME UP. I had to tear my eyes away from the page to sleep. But now I’m almost glad I waited a bit because A Torch Against the Night comes out next week! I can’t wait!

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