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Daughter of the Pirate King (Daughter of the Pirate King #1) by Tricia Levenseller

Goodreads Sent on a mission to retrieve an ancient hidden map—the key to a legendary treasure trove—seventeen-year-old pirate captain Alosa deliberately allows herself to be captured by her enemies, giving her the perfect opportunity to search their ship. More than a match for the ruthless pirate crew, Alosa has only one thing standing between her… Continue reading Daughter of the Pirate King (Daughter of the Pirate King #1) by Tricia Levenseller

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A Court of Mist and Fury (A Court of Thorns and Roses #2) by Sarah J. Maas

Goodreads A Court of Thorns and Roses | ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ This book. . . was even more amazing than the first. Literally one of my favorite books. In A Court of Mist and Fury, we get to meet some of my favorite characters. First, we get to see the real Rhys, and I may have fallen… Continue reading A Court of Mist and Fury (A Court of Thorns and Roses #2) by Sarah J. Maas

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A Court of Thorns and Roses (A Court of Thorns and Roses #1) by Sarah J. Maas

Goodreads Feyre's survival rests upon her ability to hunt and kill – the forest where she lives is a cold, bleak place in the long winter months. So when she spots a deer in the forest being pursued by a wolf, she cannot resist fighting it for the flesh. But to do so, she must… Continue reading A Court of Thorns and Roses (A Court of Thorns and Roses #1) by Sarah J. Maas

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#5OnMyTBR | Love

#5OnMyTBR is a bookish meme hosted by Local Bee Hunter’s Nook. 🐝 You can learn more about it here. It's almost Valentine's day, so here are five LGBTQ romance books I hope to read this month! I'm really excited for all of them! If you've read any of these, I'd love to hear what you thought! The Song of… Continue reading #5OnMyTBR | Love

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Fable (Fable #1) by Adrienne Young

Goodreads As the daughter of the most powerful trader in the Narrows, the sea is the only home seventeen-year-old Fable has ever known. It’s been four years since the night she watched her mother drown during an unforgiving storm. The next day her father abandoned her on a legendary island filled with thieves and little… Continue reading Fable (Fable #1) by Adrienne Young

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Blood & Honey (Serpent and Dove #2) by Shelby Mahurin

Goodreads Serpent & Dove | ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ⭐⭐⭐⭐★ This book, I’ll be honest, was not as good as Serpent & Dove. The first hundred-or-so pages were pretty slow, and it just didn’t hook me right away. However, especially towards the end, it did get better, and I love it anyway. Lou, my darling Lou, goes through… Continue reading Blood & Honey (Serpent and Dove #2) by Shelby Mahurin

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Serpent & Dove (Serpent and Dove #1) by Shelby Mahurin

Goodreads Two years ago, Louise le Blanc fled her coven and took shelter in the city of Cesarine, forsaking all magic and living off whatever she could steal. There, witches like Lou are hunted. They are feared. And they are burned. Sworn to the Church as a Chasseur, Reid Diggory has lived his life by… Continue reading Serpent & Dove (Serpent and Dove #1) by Shelby Mahurin

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The Fifth Wave (The Fifth Wave #1) by Rick Yancey

Goodreads After the 1st wave, only darkness remains. After the 2nd, only the lucky escape. And after the 3rd, only the unlucky survive. After the 4th wave, only one rule applies: trust no one. Now, it's the dawn of the 5th wave, and on a lonely stretch of highway, Cassie runs from Them. The beings who… Continue reading The Fifth Wave (The Fifth Wave #1) by Rick Yancey

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Of Thorn and Thread (Daughters of Eville #4) by Chanda Hahn

Goodreads Of Beast and Beauty | ⭐⭐⭐⭐Of Glass and Glamour | ⭐⭐⭐⭐Of Sea and Song | ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Wow, Of Thorn and Thread was a thrilling addition to this series, and I absolutely loved it. Aura is an empath, which means she can feel peoples thoughts, people's feelings, and peoples' pain, which is really rough sometimes.… Continue reading Of Thorn and Thread (Daughters of Eville #4) by Chanda Hahn

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The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V. E. Schwab

Goodreads France, 1714: in a moment of desperation, a young woman makes a Faustian bargain to live forever and is cursed to be forgotten by everyone she meets. Thus begins the extraordinary life of Addie LaRue, and a dazzling adventure that will play out across centuries and continents, across history and art, as a young… Continue reading The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V. E. Schwab

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#5OnMyTBR | White Covers

#5OnMyTBR is a bookish meme hosted by Local Bee Hunter’s Nook.  🐝 You can learn more about it here. I haven't been done a #5OnMyTBR in a while, so here we go... These are five books with mostly white covers on my TBR! They all sound so good, though a couple haven't been published yet, and I'm dying… Continue reading #5OnMyTBR | White Covers

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Cinderella is Dead by Kalynn Bayron

Goodreads It’s 200 years after Cinderella found her prince, but the fairy tale is over. Teen girls are now required to appear at the Annual Ball, where the men of the kingdom select wives based on a girl’s display of finery. If a suitable match is not found, the girls not chosen are never heard… Continue reading Cinderella is Dead by Kalynn Bayron

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The Inheritance Games (The Inheritance Games #1) by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

Goodreads Avery Grambs has a plan for a better future: survive high school, win a scholarship, and get out. But her fortunes change in an instant when billionaire Tobias Hawthorne dies and leaves Avery virtually his entire fortune. The catch? Avery has no idea why--or even who Tobias Hawthorne is. To receive her inheritance, Avery… Continue reading The Inheritance Games (The Inheritance Games #1) by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

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A Kingdom of Flesh and Fire (Blood and Ash #2) by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Goodreads From Blood and Ash | ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ⭐⭐⭐⭐★ This book, while it wasn't as fantastic as the first, was still completely epic. The characters, the romance, and the plot all had me reading nonstop, trying to figure out what was going to happen next. Darling, murderous Poppy goes through so much during this book, and… Continue reading A Kingdom of Flesh and Fire (Blood and Ash #2) by Jennifer L. Armentrout

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From Blood and Ash (Blood and Ash #1) by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Goodreads Chosen from birth to usher in a new era, Poppy’s life has never been her own. The life of the Maiden is solitary. Never to be touched. Never to be looked upon. Never to be spoken to. Never to experience pleasure. Waiting for the day of her Ascension, she would rather be with the… Continue reading From Blood and Ash (Blood and Ash #1) by Jennifer L. Armentrout

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A Tale of Witchcraft… (A Tale of Magic #2) by Chris Colfer

Goodreads A Tale of Magic... | ⭐⭐⭐⭐ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ I loved this book even more than the first one, which a very rare event! A Tale of Witchcraft was full of mystery, action, betrayal, and curses. So pretty much everything good in the world of books. The characters in this one were so amazing. I felt… Continue reading A Tale of Witchcraft… (A Tale of Magic #2) by Chris Colfer

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A Tale of Magic… (A Tale of Magic #1) by Chris Colfer

Goodreads Fourteen-year-old Brystal Evergreen has always known she was destined for great things--that is, if she can survive the oppressive Southern Kingdom. Her only escape are books, but since it's illegal for women to read in her country, she has to find creative ways of acquiring them. Working as a maid at her local library… Continue reading A Tale of Magic… (A Tale of Magic #1) by Chris Colfer

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January 2021 TBR

Happy New Year's Day, everyone!!! 2020 was a super chaotic year, but I left it having read (and reread) some amazing books in December, such as Felix Ever After, Sorcery of Thorns, Harry Potter, and A Tale of Magic. 2021 definitely feels like a fresh start, however, and I'm excited to go into this year,… Continue reading January 2021 TBR

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City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments #1) by Cassandra Clare

Goodreads When fifteen-year-old Clary Fray heads out to the Pandemonium Club in New York City, she hardly expects to witness a murder― much less a murder committed by three teenagers covered with strange tattoos and brandishing bizarre weapons. Then the body disappears into thin air. It's hard to call the police when the murderers are… Continue reading City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments #1) by Cassandra Clare

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Birthday & Christmas Book Haul 2020

Well, I'm back! I know I haven't been posting much lately, I've been pretty busy with some writing projects, the holidays, and rereading Harry Potter. 💖 But I'm popping back on here for a quick Book Haul, and then I'm going to go prepare a 2020 wrap-up! I feel so so so lucky to have… Continue reading Birthday & Christmas Book Haul 2020

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Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes (Hunger Games #0) Suzanne Collins

Goodreads It is the morning of the reaping that will kick off the tenth annual Hunger Games. In the Capital, eighteen-year-old Coriolanus Snow is preparing for his one shot at glory as a mentor in the Games. The once-mighty house of Snow has fallen on hard times, its fate hanging on the slender chance that… Continue reading Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes (Hunger Games #0) Suzanne Collins

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Iron Heart (Crier’s War #2) by Nina Varela

Goodreads 1. Crier's War ⭐⭐⭐⭐ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ It's very rare for me to like a sequel more than the first book, but I really enjoyed Iron Heart, possibly more than Crier's War! I loved the romance in this most of all. Ayla and Crier are the sweetest, most beautiful couple ever. Each have very different personalities,… Continue reading Iron Heart (Crier’s War #2) by Nina Varela

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Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson

Goodreads All sorcerers are evil. Elisabeth has known that as long as she has known anything. Raised as a foundling in one of Austermeer’s Great Libraries, Elisabeth has grown up among the tools of sorcery—magical grimoires that whisper on shelves and rattle beneath iron chains. If provoked, they transform into grotesque monsters of ink and… Continue reading Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson

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The Cousins by Karen M. McManus

Goodreads Milly, Aubrey and Jonah Story are cousins, but they barely know each another, and they’ve never even met their grandmother. Rich and reclusive, she disinherited their parents before they were born. So when they each receive a letter inviting them to work at her island resort for the summer, they’re surprised…and curious. Their parents… Continue reading The Cousins by Karen M. McManus

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Sisters of Sword and Song by Rebecca Ross

Goodreads After eight long years, Evadne will finally be reunited with her older sister, Halcyon, who has been proudly serving in the queen’s army. But when Halcyon appears earlier than expected, Eva knows something has gone terribly wrong. Halcyon is on the run, hunted by her commander and charged with murder. Though Halcyon’s life is… Continue reading Sisters of Sword and Song by Rebecca Ross

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Top Ten Tuesday | Books I Want to Read Again

I love to re-read books, and I have a whole list of books I need to read again, so this prompt was perfect for me. It actually helped me prioritize all the ones I do want to re-read! Some of these are favorites that I haven't read in a while. Some of them are first… Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday | Books I Want to Read Again

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December 2020 TBR

Well, November was another good reading month for me. I discovered the amazing books Blood Countess and The Traitor's Game, and reread Keeper of the Lost Cities series, The Folk of the Air trilogy, and The Poet X. I have a smaller TBR this month because my birthday and the holidays are coming up, so… Continue reading December 2020 TBR

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How the King of Elfhame Learned to Hate Stories (the Folk of the Air #3.5) by Holly Black

Goodreads 1. The Cruel Prince ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 2. The Wicked King ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐3. The Queen of Nothing ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Cardan is one of the most dynamic characters I have ever encountered in YA fiction. He's so cruel and mean and decidedly evil... and yet he's also not. The faerie prince—now the king—is no killer. And no one can… Continue reading How the King of Elfhame Learned to Hate Stories (the Folk of the Air #3.5) by Holly Black

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The Traitor’s Game Trilogy by Jennifer A. Nielsen

Goodreads Nothing is as it seems in the kingdom of Antora. Kestra Dallisor has spent three years in exile in the Lava Fields, but that won't stop her from being drawn back into her father's palace politics. He's the right hand man of the cruel king, Lord Endrick, which makes Kestra a valuable bargaining chip.… Continue reading The Traitor’s Game Trilogy by Jennifer A. Nielsen

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#5OnMyTBR | Black and Gold Covers

#5OnMyTBR is a bookish meme hosted by Local Bee Hunter's Nook. 🐝 You can learn more about it here. This week's prompt was Black Covers, but I had so many on my TBR that I had to narrow it down to Black and Gold Covers! All five of these books are ones I really really… Continue reading #5OnMyTBR | Black and Gold Covers

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Blood Countess (Lady Slayers #1) by Lana Popović

Goodreads In 16th century Hungary, Anna Darvulia has just begun working as a scullery maid for the young and glamorous Countess Elizabeth Báthory. When Elizabeth takes a liking to Anna, she’s vaulted to the dream role of chambermaid, a far cry from the filthy servants’ quarters below. She receives wages generous enough to provide for… Continue reading Blood Countess (Lady Slayers #1) by Lana Popović

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Crier’s War (Crier’s War #1) by Nina Varela

Goodreads After the War of Kinds ravaged the kingdom of Rabu, the Automae, Designed to be the playthings of royals, took over the estates of their owners and bent the human race to their will. Now, Ayla, a human servant rising the ranks at the House of the Sovereign, dreams of avenging the death of… Continue reading Crier’s War (Crier’s War #1) by Nina Varela

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The Dark Tide by Alicia Jasinska

Goodreads Every year on St. Walpurga's Eve, Caldella's Witch Queen lures a boy back to her palace. An innocent life to be sacrificed on the full moon to keep the island city from sinking. Lina Kirk is convinced her brother is going to be taken this year. To save him, she enlists the help of… Continue reading The Dark Tide by Alicia Jasinska

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November 2020 TBR

October was such an amazing month for me! I reread some amazing books, specifically Crown of Coral and Pearl and Land of Stories. I also discovered some amazing new books, including Wicked Like a Wildfire, Royal Bastards, Clique Bait, The Dark Tide, and Crier's War, as well as my new favorite book, Bone Crier's Moon.… Continue reading November 2020 TBR

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Poisoned by Jennifer Donnelly

Goodreads Once upon a time, a girl named Sophie rode into the forest with the queen's huntsman. Her lips were the color of ripe cherries, her skin as soft as new-fallen snow, her hair as dark as midnight. When they stopped to rest, the huntsman took out his knife . . . and took Sophie's… Continue reading Poisoned by Jennifer Donnelly

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Bone Crier’s Moon (Bone Grace #1) by Kathryn Purdie

Goodreads Bone ​Criers have a sacred duty. They alone can keep the dead from preying on the living. But their power to ferry the spirits of the dead into goddess Elara’s Night Heavens or Tyrus’s Underworld comes from sacrifice. The gods demand a promise of dedication. And that promise comes at the cost of the… Continue reading Bone Crier’s Moon (Bone Grace #1) by Kathryn Purdie

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Top Ten Tuesday | Favorite Books

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. Sorry I haven't been posting much, everyone! In my defense, I've spent the last week rereading an old favorite middle grade series and I didn't want to write a long review for… Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday | Favorite Books

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#5OnMyTBR | Enemies to Lovers

#5OnMyTBR is a bookish meme hosted by E. @Local Bee Hunter’s Nook 🐝 and you can learn more about it here or in the post announcing it. I'm going to be honest, the enemies-to-lovers trope is one of my favorites. As long as it's done well, and paired with an exciting plot and amazing characters, it can be so fun and… Continue reading #5OnMyTBR | Enemies to Lovers

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Clique Bait by Ann Valett

Goodreads Chloe Whittaker is out for revenge. Last year her best friend Monica’s life was unceremoniously ruined by the most popular students at their high school, so this year Chloe plans to take each and every one of them down. She’s traded in her jeans and T-shirts for the latest designer clothes, erased anything on… Continue reading Clique Bait by Ann Valett

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Fierce Like a Firestorm (Hibiscus Daughters #2) by Lana Popović

Goodreads Wicked Like a Wildfire ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Fierce Like a Firestorm was an amazing sequel that didn't disappoint. Iris's beginning chapters were a little bit slow, but it picked up eventually and I loved every bit of it. The main reason I didn't love this book as much was because of Iris. I still love her… Continue reading Fierce Like a Firestorm (Hibiscus Daughters #2) by Lana Popović

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Royal Bastards Series by Andrew Shvarts

Goodreads Being a bastard blows. Tilla would know. Her father, Lord Kent of the Western Province, loved her as a child, but cast her aside as soon as he had trueborn children.At sixteen, Tilla spends her days exploring long-forgotten tunnels beneath the castle with her stablehand half brother, Jax, and her nights drinking with the… Continue reading Royal Bastards Series by Andrew Shvarts

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Top Ten Tuesday | Title Trend

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. This weeks prompt was Super Long Book Titles, but the only one I could think of was How the King of Elfhame Learned to Hate Stories. So, I'm changing my post up… Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday | Title Trend

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#5OnMyTBR | Historical

#5OnMyTBR is a bookish meme hosted by E. @Local Bee Hunter’s Nook 🐝 and you can learn more about it here or in the post announcing it. I don't have any nonfiction books on my TBR, but I do have a handful of historical fiction and fantasy books. Here are the five I'm most excited to read. (If you've read them,… Continue reading #5OnMyTBR | Historical

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Kingdom of Sea and Stone (Crown of Coral and Pearl #2) by Mara Rutherford

Goodreads Crown of Coral and Pearl ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Spoilers for Crown and Coral and Pearl below! I feel like I had to wait forever for this book to come out, and the whole time, I was creating all these predictions and theories and hopes and dreams... and I wasn't disappointed. Kingdom of Sea and Stone… Continue reading Kingdom of Sea and Stone (Crown of Coral and Pearl #2) by Mara Rutherford

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Crown of Coral and Pearl (Crown of Coral and Pearl #1) by Mara Rutherford

Goodreads Nor once dreamed of seeing the wondrous wealth and beauty of Ilara, the kingdom that’s ruled her village for as long as anyone can remember. But when a childhood accident left her with a permanent scar, it became clear that her identical twin sister, Zadie, would likely be chosen to marry the Crown Prince—while… Continue reading Crown of Coral and Pearl (Crown of Coral and Pearl #1) by Mara Rutherford

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Wicked Like a Wildfire (Hibiscus Daughters #1) by Lana Popović

Goodreads All the women in Iris and Malina’s family have the unique magical ability or “gleam” to manipulate beauty. Iris sees flowers as fractals and turns her kaleidoscope visions into glasswork, while Malina interprets moods as music. But their mother has strict rules to keep their gifts a secret, even in their secluded sea-side town.… Continue reading Wicked Like a Wildfire (Hibiscus Daughters #1) by Lana Popović

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Top Ten Tuesday | Books With Fall Colors/Vibes

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. Fall is one of my favorite times of the year. The leaves turn beautiful colors, it starts to get colder, and the squirrels seem to multiply. 🐿️ It's also an amazing time… Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday | Books With Fall Colors/Vibes

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The Court of Miracles (A Court of Miracles #1) by Kester Grant

Goodreads In the violent urban jungle of an alternate 1828 Paris, the French Revolution has failed and the city is divided between merciless royalty and nine underworld criminal guilds, known as the Court of Miracles. Eponine (Nina) Thénardier is a talented cat burglar and member of the Thieves Guild. Nina's life is midnight robberies, avoiding… Continue reading The Court of Miracles (A Court of Miracles #1) by Kester Grant

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#5OnMyTBR | Magic

#5OnMyTBR is a bookish meme hosted by E. @Local Bee Hunter’s Nook 🐝 and you can learn more about it here or in the post announcing it. Magic is what drew me to books in the first place, so this prompt holds a special place in my heart. With Fantasy books being my favorite genre, there are a lot on my… Continue reading #5OnMyTBR | Magic

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Queen of Ruin (Grace and Fury #2) by Tracy Banghart

Goodreads Grace and Fury ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 3.5 stars | Buddy read with Kiele! (Sorry, this is going to be a pretty short and casual review.) The Grace and Fury duology was a really fun and quick read. I enjoyed it, though it wasn't amazing. Serina was still my favorite character, and I loved all of her… Continue reading Queen of Ruin (Grace and Fury #2) by Tracy Banghart

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Good Girl, Bad Blood (A Good Girl’s Guide To Murder #2) by Holly Jackson

Goodreads A Good Girl's Guide to Murder ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ I definitely didn't love this book as much as book one, but it was really, really good. It started off alright, more of a four star book than a five star one, and then... stuff happened. It became incredibly dark and creepy and action-packed and I… Continue reading Good Girl, Bad Blood (A Good Girl’s Guide To Murder #2) by Holly Jackson

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Even if We Break by Marieke Nijkamp

Goodreads FIVE friends go to a cabin.FOUR of them are hiding secrets.THREE years of history bind them.TWO are doomed from the start.ONE person wants to end this.NO ONE IS SAFE. Are you ready to play? ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 3.5 stars | Thanks to Kiele for lending me this book! (Goodreads | Instagram) Five kids go to a cabin to… Continue reading Even if We Break by Marieke Nijkamp

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October 2020 TBR

September (the first full month of my blog 💕) was a pretty good month, book-wise. I did a couple buddy reads with my dear friend Kiele, discovered a few new favorites, and only encountered a couple disappointments. Here are some of the best books I read: A Good Girl's Guide to Murder, The Grace Year,… Continue reading October 2020 TBR

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A Dream So Dark (The Nightmare-Verse #2) by L.L. McKinney

Goodreads A Blade So Black ⭐⭐⭐⭐ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Thanks to Kiele for lending me this book! (Goodreads | Instagram) This book definitely made up for the disappointment I felt after the first one! I really only had one problem with it (which I'll discuss below), and the rest was simply fantastic. THE CHARACTERSAlice was so much more awesome… Continue reading A Dream So Dark (The Nightmare-Verse #2) by L.L. McKinney

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Top Ten Tuesday | Favorite Book Quotes

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. This week's topic, everyone, is my top ten Favorite Book Quotes. Below I've included five quotes about books, and five quotes from books. Enjoy! Feel free to share some of your own… Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday | Favorite Book Quotes

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A Blade So Black (The Nightmare-Verse #1) by L.L. McKinney

Goodreads The first time the Nightmares came, it nearly cost Alice her life. Now she's trained to battle monstrous creatures in the dark dream realm known as Wonderland with magic weapons and hardcore fighting skills. Yet even warriors have a curfew. Life in real-world Atlanta isn't always so simple, as Alice juggles an overprotective mom,… Continue reading A Blade So Black (The Nightmare-Verse #1) by L.L. McKinney

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Grace and Fury (Grace and Fury #1) by Tracy Banghart

Goodreads Serina Tessaro has been groomed her whole life to become a Grace--someone to stand by the heir to the throne as a shining, subjugated example of the perfect woman. It's her chance to secure a better life for her family, and to keep her headstrong and rebellious younger sister, Nomi, out of trouble. But… Continue reading Grace and Fury (Grace and Fury #1) by Tracy Banghart

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Top Ten Tuesday | Books On My Fall 2020 TBR

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. Recently I did a huge clean out of my TBR on Goodreads. It went from 619 books to 389! That's still a lot, of course, so this week's topic is perfect. I'm… Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday | Books On My Fall 2020 TBR

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They Wish They Were Us by Jessica Goodman

Goodreads In Gold Coast, Long Island, everything from the expensive downtown shops to the manicured beaches, to the pressed uniforms of Jill Newman and her friends, looks perfect. But as Jill found out three years ago, nothing is as it seems. Freshman year Jill's best friend, the brilliant, dazzling Shaila Arnold, was killed by her… Continue reading They Wish They Were Us by Jessica Goodman

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How She Died, How I Lived by Mary Crockett

Goodreads I was one of five. The five girls Kyle texted that day. The girls it could have been. Only Jamie—beautiful, saintly Jamie—was kind enough to respond. And it got her killed. On the eve of Kyle's sentencing a year after Jamie's death, all the other "chosen ones" are coping in various ways. But our… Continue reading How She Died, How I Lived by Mary Crockett

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An Enchantment of Ravens by Margaret Rogerson

Goodreads With a flick of her paintbrush, Isobel creates stunning portraits for a dangerous set of clients: the fair folk. These immortal creatures cannot bake bread or put a pen to paper without crumbling to dust. They crave human Craft with a terrible thirst, and they trade valuable enchantments for Isobel’s paintings. But when she… Continue reading An Enchantment of Ravens by Margaret Rogerson

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Of Sea and Song (Daughters of Eville #3) by Chanda Hahn

Goodreads Of Beast and Beauty ⭐⭐⭐⭐Of Glass and Glamour ⭐⭐⭐⭐ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Of Sea and Song is definitely my favorite Daughters of Eville book so far. This one dives into the extraordinary tale of Meri, who, following a tragic accident, has to flee home. Eventually she ends up disguised as a boy on a pirate ship,… Continue reading Of Sea and Song (Daughters of Eville #3) by Chanda Hahn

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Top Ten Tuesday | Covers To Die For

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. My official first Top Ten Tuesday on this blog! This week's topic was "Cover Freebie" and I have chosen to show off 10 gorgeous YA covers: 1-3) The Sea of… Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday | Covers To Die For

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Of Glass and Glamour (Daughters of Eville #2) by Chanda Hahn

Goodreads Of Beast and Beauty ⭐⭐⭐⭐ ⭐⭐⭐⭐ After Of Beast and Beauty, I came into this with high hopes, expecting to laugh out loud at some characters and seethe in anger towards others, to read all night until I finished the story. Of Glass and Glamour did not disappoint. In this book we got to… Continue reading Of Glass and Glamour (Daughters of Eville #2) by Chanda Hahn

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#5OnMyTBR | Red Cover

#5OnMyTBR is a bookish meme hosted by E. @Local Bee Hunter’s Nook 🐝 and you can learn more about it here or in the post announcing it.Alright, this is my official first #5OnMyTBR post on this blog! I'll try to do it every Monday, but I make no promises. This week's prompt was red cover, so I found the best red covers… Continue reading #5OnMyTBR | Red Cover

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The Beautiful (The Beautiful #1) by Renée Ahdieh

Goodreads In 1872, New Orleans is a city ruled by the dead. But to seventeen-year-old Celine Rousseau, New Orleans provides her a refuge after she's forced to flee her life as a dressmaker in Paris. Taken in by the sisters of the Ursuline convent along with six other girls, Celine quickly becomes enamored with the… Continue reading The Beautiful (The Beautiful #1) by Renée Ahdieh

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Wilder Girls by Rory Power

Goodreads It's been eighteen months since the Raxter School for Girls was put under quarantine. Since the Tox hit and pulled Hetty's life out from under her. It started slow. First the teachers died one by one. Then it began to infect the students, turning their bodies strange and foreign. Now, cut off from the… Continue reading Wilder Girls by Rory Power

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The Kingdom of Back by Marie Lu

Goodreads Born with a gift for music, Nannerl Mozart has just one wish: to be remembered forever. But even as she delights audiences with her masterful playing, she has little hope she'll ever become the acclaimed composer she longs to be. She is a young woman in eighteenth-century Europe, and that means composing is forbidden… Continue reading The Kingdom of Back by Marie Lu

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Of Beast and Beauty (Daughters of Eville #1) by Chanda Hahn

Goodreads Everyone dreams of marrying a prince—except for me. I am nothing more than a pawn in my adoptive mother's diabolical plot against the seven kingdoms.I was the chosen tool, her sharpened blade that would cut the deepest into the heart of the Kingdom of Baist. But like all deadly weapons, my wedding is two-edged… Continue reading Of Beast and Beauty (Daughters of Eville #1) by Chanda Hahn

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The Grace Year by Kim Liggett

Goodreads No one speaks of the grace year. It’s forbidden.In Garner County, girls are told they have the power to lure grown men from their beds, to drive women mad with jealousy. They believe their very skin emits a powerful aphrodisiac, the potent essence of youth, of a girl on the edge of womanhood. That’s… Continue reading The Grace Year by Kim Liggett

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Avenged (Ruined #2) by Amy Tintera

Goodreads Ruined ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ⭐⭐⭐⭐ I have to say, this book was not everything I'd hoped. While it was fun and interesting, it wasn't nearly as good as that spectacular first book. THE CHARACTERSAmy Tintera made the intriguing decision to add to more POVs to the story; Aren's, and Olivia's. Not only did this mean we… Continue reading Avenged (Ruined #2) by Amy Tintera

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A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder (A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder #1) by Holly Jackson

Goodreads ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 2020 has been an amazing year full of extraordinary murder mysteries, and A Good Girl's Guide to Murder was no different. With elements of Maureen Johnson's Truly Devious (see review) and aspects of Karen M. McManus's One of Us is Lying (see review), it was also very much it's own book. And an… Continue reading A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder (A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder #1) by Holly Jackson

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September 2020 TBR

Summer has drawn to a close! August was not the best month for me, reading-wise. Books that were highly recommended by friends were disappointing, old favorite series started getting slowly worse... so hopefully September will be a little more interesting! I have a lot of books I want to read, but here are the ones… Continue reading September 2020 TBR

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Ember Queen (Ash Princess #3) by Laura Sebastian

Goodreads Ash Princess ⭐⭐⭐Lady Smoke ⭐⭐⭐⭐ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Most series and trilogies slowly decline over time, getting more repetitive, forced, and boring. (I'm looking at you, Divergent!) The Ash Princess Trilogy seems to do the opposite. Ash Princess wasn't bad, but it was boring and uninteresting. 3 stars. Lady Smoke started off as a 3 star… Continue reading Ember Queen (Ash Princess #3) by Laura Sebastian

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Lady Smoke (Ash Princess #2) by Laura Sebastian

Goodreads Ash Princess ⭐⭐⭐ So, this book. Lady Smoke. It's more like 3.5 stars than 4. I liked some of it, but most of it... not so much. WHAT I DISLIKED:75% of the book. It's not that I didn't like it, per se, but the first three quarters of this book were uninteresting and unimportant.… Continue reading Lady Smoke (Ash Princess #2) by Laura Sebastian

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Ruined (Ruined #1) by Amy Tintera

Goodreads Emelina Flores has nothing. Her home in Ruina has been ravaged by war. She lacks the powers of her fellow Ruined. Worst of all, she witnessed her parents’ brutal murders and watched helplessly as her sister, Olivia, was kidnapped. But because Em has nothing, she has nothing to lose. Driven by a blind desire… Continue reading Ruined (Ruined #1) by Amy Tintera

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Ash Princess (Ash Princess #1) by Laura Sebastian

Goodreads Theodosia was six when her country was invaded and her mother, the Fire Queen, was murdered before her eyes. On that day, the Kaiser took Theodosia's family, her land, and her name. Theo was crowned Ash Princess--a title of shame to bear in her new life as a prisoner. For ten years Theo has… Continue reading Ash Princess (Ash Princess #1) by Laura Sebastian

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All Your Twisted Secrets by Diana Urban

Goodreads What do the queen bee, star athlete, valedictorian, stoner, loner, and music geek all have in common? They were all invited to a scholarship dinner, only to discover it’s a trap. Someone has locked them into a room with a bomb, a syringe filled with poison, and a note saying they have an hour… Continue reading All Your Twisted Secrets by Diana Urban

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10 Most Anticipated 2020 Releases

Have you ever read the summary of a book, fallen in love, tried to get it, and learned it wasn't published yet? Or perhaps you've started a series, where the last book ends on a cliffhanger and the next book doesn't come out for months? Yeah, me too. Here are the top ten books, coming… Continue reading 10 Most Anticipated 2020 Releases

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Welcome to my Book Blog

Welcome to my brand-new Book Blog. Whether you're reading this today or years into the future, I thank you for taking a moment of your time to read this. (If you are reading this now, and it's only because COVID-19 has driven you nearly insane with boredom, I thank you anyway. I also apologize in… Continue reading Welcome to my Book Blog