Book Blog (Romance & More)



📝Review📝 ~ 🌟 🌟 🌟 ~ Again, but Better ~ Author: Christine Riccio ~ Genre: #YA #Contemporary ~Expected Publication: May 7th, 2019!


Again, but Better

Christine Riccio

Genre: #YA #Contemporary

My Rating: 3.5

Cover: 5

Publication: May 7th, 2019

Read: March 9th, 2019

POV: First-person single perspective

Hardcover: 384

Add to Goodreads:

Buy Link: 


Shane has been doing college all wrong. Pre-med, stellar grades, and happy parents…sounds ideal — but Shane’s made zero friends, goes home every weekend, and romance…what’s that?

Her life has been dorm, dining hall, class, repeat. Time’s a ticking, and she needs a change — there’s nothing like moving to a new country to really mix things up. Shane signs up for a semester abroad in London. She’s going to right all her college mistakes: make friends, pursue boys, and find adventure!

Easier said than done. She is soon faced with the complicated realities of living outside her bubble, and when self-doubt sneaks in, her new life starts to fall apart.

Shane comes to find that, with the right amount of courage and determination one can conquer anything. Throw in some fate and a touch of magic – the possibilities are endless.


📝My Review📝

I received this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review

3.5 Stars! I have a lot of thoughts so get comfortable.

Again, but Better was a book that I was highly anticipating. I have been watching Christine’s videos for years and I always genuinely enjoyed her content. So of course I was going to support her debut novel. That being said my opinion is not biased at all. I have the ability to separate artist from art. But overall I generally enjoyed this book. Contemporary is my least favorite genre so this book was already at a disadvantage but there are certain one’s that I enjoy! I feel like Again, but Better would have received a higher rating if it wasn’t for the writing/ language used and the overall plot. Before I get into that I want to remark that the second half of this book is what saved it for me, it was much more enjoyable and actually had a plot. The first half…eh not so much. Also this book has a “magical” element to it and I really did not expect that so I found that really fun and fresh!

Okay onto the critique’s…

Did I think this book read as a fan-fiction of Christine’s actual life? Yeah I really did. Just knowing so much about Christine from her videos I realized that her and the main character Shane are literally the same person. Unfortunately Christine was not able to separate herself from her character very well and that really took me out of the reading experience. They have all the same interests, quirks, personality traits, appearance, awkwardness, etc… I just really did not enjoy that. Eventually I got used to it but I really should not have to do that. This book was also full of references to her favorite things: Lost, Harry Potter, Taylor Swift, Dan Brown, etc…It became too much eventually and I groaned every time a reference was made.

The writing was not good. I’m sorry Christine, I understand it is your first novel so there is room to grow but it was just really unprofessional. I really hated that she used “like” in sentences. Her prose read very “immature teenage girl.” Fun? No it was annoying. Again I got used to it but I shouldn’t have to. We were also constantly told about things that happened but almost never shown. This book is in serious need of editing. I think Christine should write is again, but better. *buh dum tss* Get it? Not funny? Okay moving on.

Social Anxiety rep! Not great! I have social anxiety so seeing Shane claim she has it…really did not sit well with me. To me it really felt like she was trying to make social anxiety a cute and quirky thing. It’s not. It is an absolutely crippling form of fear that actually ruins people’s lives. Some people can never get over it. Social anxiety can manifest in different ways for everyone who has it but the way it was portrayed in this novel was not correct. Shane does not have social anxiety, she is just socially awkward. If she did have social anxiety she would be constantly thinking and obsessing over all the dumb stuff she said and did and running through a million different scenarios of how it could have gone. Social anxiety isn’t just “I’m awkward and say weird things LOL peace sign!!!” It is a crippling mental illness that actually prevents people from functioning “normally.” A lot of people like to claim they have social anxiety when most really don’t. Just a lesson for the future, don’t claim you have social anxiety unless you have been diagnosed by a professional. I am very passionate about social anxiety representation because, like I mentioned, I have it and it has been a struggle and a battle every day. I care so much about how it is presented to the general public because it is a mental illness that was slowly killing me for years before I decided I needed to seek out help. I don’t like when people turn social anxiety into a “cute” thing because it’s not cute…it is a spiraling rabbit hole that is extremely hard to climb out of. So just to wrap it up, I am not happy with the “social anxiety” scenes in this book.

The plot was pretty much nonexistent. Nothing really happened throughout the book except for stupid teenage melodrama (even though Shane is 20…I think?). A plot and a purpose arrived in the second half of the novel but that is all spoilery so I can’t talk about it but it was very entertaining. The first half was not good though. It took me weeks to get through the first half of the book I never wanted to pick it up.

I hate the character names. Pilot? Babe? Shane? Atticus? Sahra? The fact that all the character’s names were so weird really distracted me. DON’T EVEN GET ME STARTED ON THE FACT THAT SHANE’S LAST NAME IS PRIMAVERI. ARE YOU KIDDING ME? YOU CHANGED ONE LETTER FROM PRIMAVERA. While I pretty much liked all the characters…well I didn’t dislike them, I wish there was more of Atticus and Sahra.

Last critique is the portrayal of Italian families. Okay listen the portrayal of Shane’s Italian family really isn’t inaccurate, lots of Italian families are like that…mine included. But no one has to see that you know? It made me kind of uncomfortable to see my own family drama reflected in a book. This is a personal preference but still I could have done without the psycho Italian and overbearing family members.

Fans of Stephanie Perkins, specifically Anna & The French Kiss, will really enjoy this book. I think lots of contemporary fans will find it enjoyable. I generally enjoyed it but yeah I found it cringy as hell at times so it is not going to rank very highly for me. But everyone has different tastes and I genuinely know that a lot of people will enjoy this more than I did. I am also a very critical reader so many of the issues I had with this book probably would not bother other people. This is only Christine’s first novel, she has so much room to grow as a writer and I am eager to see that growth.

Follow me on Goodreads:

Follow me on Twitter:

Follow me on Instagram:

📝Review📝 ~ 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 ~ Spin The Dawn (The Blood of Stars #1) ~Author: Elizabeth Lim ~ Genre: #YA #Fantasy #Retelling ~ Expected Publication: July 30th, 2019!


Spin The Dawn

(The Blood of Stars #1)

By Elizabeth Lim

Genre: #YA #Fantasy #Retelling

My Rating: 5

Cover: 5

Publication: July 30th, 2019

Read: February 17th, 2019

POV: First-person single perspective

Hardcover: 400

Add to Goodreads:

Buy Link:



Project Runway meets Mulan in this sweeping YA fantasy about a young girl who poses as a boy to compete for the role of imperial tailor and embarks on an impossible journey to sew three magic dresses, from the sun, the moon, and the stars.

Maia Tamarin dreams of becoming the greatest tailor in the land, but as a girl, the best she can hope for is to marry well. When a royal messenger summons her ailing father, once a tailor of renown, to court, Maia poses as a boy and takes his place. She knows her life is forfeit if her secret is discovered, but she’ll take that risk to achieve her dream and save her family from ruin. There’s just one catch: Maia is one of twelve tailors vying for the job.

Backstabbing and lies run rampant as the tailors compete in challenges to prove their artistry and skill. Maia’s task is further complicated when she draws the attention of the court magician, Edan, whose piercing eyes seem to see straight through her disguise.

And nothing could have prepared her for the final challenge: to sew three magic gowns for the emperor’s reluctant bride-to-be, from the laughter of the sun, the tears of the moon, and the blood of stars. With this impossible task before her, she embarks on a journey to the far reaches of the kingdom, seeking the sun, the moon, and the stars, and finding more than she ever could have imagined.

Steeped in Chinese culture, sizzling with forbidden romance, and shimmering with magic, this young adult fantasy is pitch-perfect for fans of Sarah J. Maas or Renée Ahdieh.





📝My Review📝

I received an arc of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review

I loved this book. It was fresh, original, unique, and nostalgic of other tales. Spin the Dawn is the amazing story of Maia Tamarin and how she fights to become the Imperial Tailor and the amazing journey she goes on to create the dresses of legend. The plot was constantly intriguing, I never wanted to put the book down. This book is a Mulan inspired retelling but other than the fact that Maia has to disguise herself as a boy the similarities stop there. Spin the Dawn was its own original tale but like I mentioned some aspects of it reminded me of other stories. The plot was consistently moving, it was a nonstop battle to the finish. My only critique is that I think the romance leaned towards insta-love and that is not my favorite trope at all.

I really loved the characters. Maia is a wonderful female protagonist. She consistently worked hard no matter how many people undermined or teased her. Her talent as a seamstress knows no bounds. I think she got in her head a lot of the time but she was always strong enough to pull off the tasks required of her without Edan’s help. Now let’s talk about Edan! His character archetype is what I like to call the “Nikolai Archetype,” meaning that his character personality and actions are similar to that of Nikolai from the Grisha trilogy. These characteristics include sarcastic, snarky, never takes anything seriously, fun, sly, secretive, very attractive, has some type of eliteness to them, mischievous, evasive of questions, usually lonely, and lastly has a 99.9% chance of being my favorite character in the book. Another character like this who Edan reminds me of in River Shara from Even The Darkest Stars. He was a wonderful character and as the Lord Enchanter there was no shortage of antics from him. He loved to tease Maia but also supported her along the way. Lady Sarnai is the character I am most interested in. I think she has a big role to play and I want to learn more about it. She acts cold and vicious but it is obvious to see that she is just a girl upset over being given to the emperor as a way to barter peace. More is going to come out of that storyline and I cannot wait to learn more about it. Emperor Khanujin is interesting and I can’t really figure him out. He seems calm and peaceful but I can see those hints of his thirst for great power. I wonder what will happen with that.

Spin the Dawn is perfect for fans of Renee Ahdieh, Naomi Novik, and Heather Fawcett. Specifically fans of Uprooted and Even The Darkest Stars. I really loved this book and I cannot wait to read more. Even if this book doesn’t sound like your cup of tea, I encourage you to try it out. I am sure that you will find it worthwhile. I certainly did.

Follow me on Goodreads:

Follow me on Twitter:

Follow me on Instagram:

RELEASE BLITZ ~ Title: Miss Not Together, Author: Belle Brooks, Genre: YA/Romance/Humor, Release Date: February 10, 2019

Title: Miss Not Together
Author: Belle Brooks
Genre: YA/Romance/Humor
Release Date: February 10, 2019
Meet Hilary Watts: pretty, straight A-student, teachers’ pet, goody two-shoes, totally has it all together—and has never been kissed, or even had a boyfriend for that matter.
Meet Grayson Dymicks: badarse persona, new guy in school, just moved in next door, volatile—and a total jerk.
When Hilary finds herself attracted to the very person she shouldn’t be, she never imagines all her well-placed Jenga blocks will come crashing down—or that her first ever kiss will be with a boy every girl in school wants for themselves.
Hilary’s life is turned upside down and she realises she’s not as put together as she thought. Instead, she’s as totally messed up as all the other teenage girls her age—but is this a romance destined for a happily ever after or a broken heart?
If you love Beth Reekles and John Green, then you will adore Miss Not Together!





United Indie Book Blog – “Super sweet coming of age novel.”


Sheena – “The ordinary made extraordinary….”

PP’s Bookshelf – “It was hilarious. It was witty and full of sarcasm. It had all the awkward and cute moments of teenage love. Miss Not Together by Belle Brooks was like cool breeze in a warm summer day. I am in love with this sweet romantic story of Grayson and Hilary”


Born in Australia, Belle Brooks has always had a passion for books and creative writing. She loves exploring the different ways stories can be told through the use of text and in-depth characters. Since she was a child her strong talent and interest in creative writing was evident, explaining that her favourite class in school was English. Despite her love for all things books, she decided the world of advertising and marketing was where she could put her talents to use in the business realm, well that is until now. Belle enjoys creative writing and creating fictional stories that leave a valued message inside the pages.



📝REVIEW📝 ~ 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 ~ Strength: Wild Card ~ By Jo Raven ~ Genre: Dark Contemporary YA Romance ~ Release Date: January 22nd 2019




Jo Raven

Genre:  #Romance #ContemporaryRomance #DarkRomance

My Rating:  5

Cover:  5

Publication:  January 22nd 2019

Read:  January 15th 2019  *ARC provided by author

Pre Order links:
Kobo –
iBooks –
Nook –
Google Play –
Universal –



There’s a girl asleep by my bed. Her name’s Sophie and she’s the love of my life.
She doesn’t know that. I’ve never told her, nor given her any clues. I’ve been careful. I’ve been diligent. I’ve been the biggest asshole the world has seen.
To her. And to everyone.
But after I fell sick, she came back and she’s still here. I don’t know why, if it means anything, what she wants from me.
I know I want everything from her but I can’t ask for it.
Because I fucked up, I’m probably dying, and it’s too late for second chances… right?

This short novel is a standalone story in the Wild Men world (companion to Dark Child), and will release in October as part of the Cards of Love 2018 series.

IMG_7439 (3)


StrengthStrength by Jo Raven

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

5 Stars
Oh wow! This was another amazing book by one of my favorite authors. Jo Raven has a talent for writing that is so unique. No other author I have read, tortures their heroes like she does. I can’t tell you how frustrating it is to watch a character suffer and be able to do nothing but read faster to get to the HEA. Jo raven writes from the heart and amazes me constantly.

If you’ve read Dark Child then you know of Griffin and Sophie. And while you do not have to read that book prior to Strength, I recommend you do because there are quite a few mentions that might make the book even more enjoyable for you.

Griffin is going through dark times. Not only does he suffer from PTSD, there is an issue with his health. My heart broke for this man over and over. In addition to his self-loathing, Griffin believes himself unworthy of Sophie’s love. Sophie was an amazing, strong character. She was just what Griff needed to help him heal. Sophie would teach this tortured man how to love as well.

I can go on but that would mean I’d have to give you details and since I refuse to ruin this book for you, you will have to read it on your own. I promise if you are already a fan of Jo’s, she won’t let you down. And if you haven’t read anything by her yet, I absolutely recommend that you do!

This is my honest and unbiased review. Thank you for taking the time to read it. 🙂

IMG_7216 (2)

COVER REVEAL ~ Title: Portal Through The Veil,  Author: Miranda Lynn,  Genre: YA Fantasy ~Coming Soon!


Title: Portal Through The Veil 
Author: Miranda Lynn 
Genre: YA Fantasy 
Add to your TBR – Goodreads 


An heir, set to rule over all of Faery, on one condition- that she marry and take a King to rule at her side. Her father is determined to see her wed to a prince of his choosing, however, Tatianna has other plans. Plans that don’t involve tying the knot. What this princess didn’t anticipate, was the unexpected guest to what was, essentially, her engagement festival.

Kallan, prince of the dark court- was not only unexpected, but uninvited. He knew it would be a risk to show up. Not only was he a dark fae, but a human as well. It would all be worth it though to see her again. When light meets dark- and two worlds collide- secrets, lies and betrayals are exposed.

Luckily, fate, magic and a bit of divine intervention will help to bring balance back to the land of Faery. No matter the cost.




Time Travel and Paranormal Romance author. Her Destiny series takes you on a roller coaster ride through time with sexy Highlanders and sassy female heroines. If shifters are your kryptonite then check out her Black Mountain Pack series which throws a twist on the traditional shifter lore.
Miranda is a mother to two teenage boys who are sure they know it all, a 75lb lapdog, and a 15lb foot warmer. She is thankful her husband doesn’t mind the extra voices in her head. 
Miranda is an only child who grew up on a dairy farm in Illinois which left her plenty of time to make up stories in her head for entertainment. She currently resides in Tennessee where she wonders if Mother Nature will ever stop with the hormonal mood swings. She fuels herself with coffee, chocolate, and wine.





📚Emily’s Top 10 Books Read in 2018📚

There were so many great books that I read in 2018…but there were some favorites that stood out above all the rest. Here are my top 10 books that I read in 2018!



10. Even The Darkest Stars

(Even The Darkest Stars #1)


By Heather Fawcett

My Rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟

Synopsis: Kamzin has always dreamed of becoming one of the Emperor’s royal explorers, the elite climbers tasked with mapping the wintry, mountainous Empire and spying on its enemies. She knows she could be the best in the world, if only someone would give her a chance.

But everything changes when the mysterious and eccentric River Shara, the greatest explorer ever known, arrives in her village and demands to hire Kamzin—not her older sister Lusha, as everyone had expected—for his next expedition. This is Kamzin’s chance to prove herself—even though River’s mission to retrieve a rare talisman for the emperor means climbing Raksha, the tallest and deadliest mountain in the Aryas. Then Lusha sets off on her own mission to Raksha with a rival explorer who is determined to best River, and Kamzin must decide what’s most important to her: protecting her sister from the countless perils of the climb or beating her to the summit.

The challenges of climbing Raksha are unlike anything Kamzin expected—or prepared for—with avalanches, ice chasms, ghosts, and even worse at every turn. And as dark secrets are revealed, Kamzin must unravel the truth of their mission and of her companions—while surviving the deadliest climb she has ever faced.

Add on Goodreads:


9. Shadow of The Fox

(Shadow of The Fox #1)


By Julie Kagawa

My Rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟

Synopsis: One thousand years ago, the great Kami Dragon was summoned to grant a single terrible wish—and the land of Iwagoto was plunged into an age of darkness and chaos.

Now, for whoever holds the Scroll of a Thousand Prayers, a new wish will be granted. A new age is about to dawn.

Raised by monks in the isolated Silent Winds temple, Yumeko has trained all her life to hide her yokai nature. Half kitsune, half human, her skill with illusion is matched only by her penchant for mischief. Until the day her home is burned to the ground, her adoptive family is brutally slain and she is forced to flee for her life with the temple’s greatest treasure—one part of the ancient scroll.

There are many who would claim the dragon’s wish for their own. Kage Tatsumi, a mysterious samurai of the Shadow Clan, is one such hunter, under orders to retrieve the scroll…at any cost. Fate brings Kage and Yumeko together. With a promise to lead him to the scroll, an uneasy alliance is formed, offering Yumeko her best hope for survival. But he seeks what she has hidden away, and her deception could ultimately tear them both apart.

With an army of demons at her heels and the unlikeliest of allies at her side, Yumeko’s secrets are more than a matter of life or death. They are the key to the fate of the world itself.

Add on Goodreads:


8. Isla and the Happily Ever After

(Anna and the French Kiss #3)


By Stephanie Perkins

My Rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

Synopsis: Love ignites in the City That Never Sleeps, but can it last?

Hopeless romantic Isla has had a crush on introspective cartoonist Josh since their first year at the School of America in Paris. And after a chance encounter in Manhattan over the summer, romance might be closer than Isla imagined. But as they begin their senior year back in France, Isla and Josh are forced to confront the challenges every young couple must face, including family drama, uncertainty about their college futures, and the very real possibility of being apart.

Featuring cameos from fan-favorites Anna, Étienne, Lola, and Cricket, this sweet and sexy story of true love—set against the stunning backdrops of New York City, Paris, and Barcelona—is a swoonworthy conclusion to Stephanie Perkins’s beloved series.

Add on Goodreads:


7. Roomies


By Christina Lauren

My Rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

Synopsis: From subway to Broadway to happily ever after. Modern love in all its thrill, hilarity, and uncertainty has never been so compulsively readable as in New York Times bestselling author Christina Lauren’s romantic novel.

Marriages of convenience are so…inconvenient.

For months Holland Bakker has invented excuses to descend into the subway station near her apartment, drawn to the captivating music performed by her street musician crush. Lacking the nerve to actually talk to the gorgeous stranger, fate steps in one night in the form of a drunken attacker. Calvin Mcloughlin rescues her, but quickly disappears when the police start asking questions.

Using the only resource she has to pay the brilliant musician back, Holland gets Calvin an audition with her uncle, Broadway’s hottest musical director. When the tryout goes better than even Holland could have imagined, Calvin is set for a great entry into Broadway—until his reason for disappearing earlier becomes clear: he’s in the country illegally, his student visa having expired years ago.

Seeing that her uncle needs Calvin as much as Calvin needs him, a wild idea takes hold of her. Impulsively, she marries the Irishman, her infatuation a secret only to him. As their relationship evolves and Calvin becomes the darling of Broadway—in the middle of the theatrics and the acting-not-acting—will Holland and Calvin to realize that they both stopped pretending a long time ago?

Add on Goodreads:


6. Kingdom of Ash

(Throne of Glass #7)


By Sarah J. Maas

My Rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

Synopsis: Years in the making, Sarah J. Maas’s #1 New York Times bestselling Throne of Glass series draws to an epic, unforgettable conclusion. Aelin Galathynius’s journey from slave to king’s assassin to the queen of a once-great kingdom reaches its heart-rending finale as war erupts across her world. . .

Aelin has risked everything to save her people―but at a tremendous cost. Locked within an iron coffin by the Queen of the Fae, Aelin must draw upon her fiery will as she endures months of torture. Aware that yielding to Maeve will doom those she loves keeps her from breaking, though her resolve begins to unravel with each passing day…

With Aelin captured, Aedion and Lysandra remain the last line of defense to protect Terrasen from utter destruction. Yet they soon realize that the many allies they’ve gathered to battle Erawan’s hordes might not be enough to save them. Scattered across the continent and racing against time, Chaol, Manon, and Dorian are forced to forge their own paths to meet their fates. Hanging in the balance is any hope of salvation―and a better world.

And across the sea, his companions unwavering beside him, Rowan hunts to find his captured wife and queen―before she is lost to him forever.

As the threads of fate weave together at last, all must fight, if they are to have a chance at a future. Some bonds will grow even deeper, while others will be severed forever in the explosive final chapter of the Throne of Glass series.

Add on Goodreads:


5. Royals


By Rachel Hawkins

My Rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

Synopsis: Meet Daisy Winters. She’s an offbeat sixteen-year-old Floridian with mermaid-red hair; a part time job at a bootleg Walmart, and a perfect older sister who’s nearly engaged to the Crown Prince of Scotland. Daisy has no desire to live in the spotlight, but relentless tabloid attention forces her to join Ellie at the relative seclusion of the castle across the pond.

While the dashing young Miles has been appointed to teach Daisy the ropes of being regal, the prince’s roguish younger brother kicks up scandal wherever he goes, and tries his best to take Daisy along for the ride. The crown–and the intriguing Miles–might be trying to make Daisy into a lady . . . but Daisy may just rewrite the royal rulebook to suit herself.

Add on Goodreads:


4. Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban

(Harry Potter #3)


By J.K. Rowling

My Rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

Synopsis: Harry Potter’s third year at Hogwarts is full of new dangers. A convicted murderer, Sirius Black, has broken out of Azkaban prison, and it seems he’s after Harry. Now Hogwarts is being patrolled by the dementors, the Azkaban guards who are hunting Sirius. But Harry can’t imagine that Sirius or, for that matter, the evil Lord Voldemort could be more frightening than the dementors themselves, who have the terrible power to fill anyone they come across with aching loneliness and despair. Meanwhile, life continues as usual at Hogwarts. A top-of-the-line broom takes Harry’s success at Quidditch, the sport of the Wizarding world, to new heights. A cute fourth-year student catches his eye. And he becomes close with the new Defense of the Dark Arts teacher, who was a childhood friend of his father. Yet despite the relative safety of life at Hogwarts and the best efforts of the dementors, the threat of Sirius Black grows ever closer. But if Harry has learned anything from his education in wizardry, it is that things are often not what they seem. Tragic revelations, heartwarming surprises, and high-stakes magical adventures await the boy wizard in this funny and poignant third installment of the beloved series.

Add on Goodreads:


3. All The Wandering Light

(Even The Darkest Stars #2)


By Heather Fawcett

My Rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

Synopsis: After the terrifying events on Mount Raksha, the witches have returned, and River has betrayed Kamzin to regain his dark powers. The witches’ next step: march on the Three Cities and take over the Empire—led by River’s brother, Esha.

If Kamzin is to save Azmiri and prevent the fall of the Empire, she must find a star that fell in the Ash Mountains to the north. Fallen stars have immense power, and if Kamzin and Lusha can find the star, they can use its magic to protect the Empire. To get there, Kamzin has allied with Azar-at, the dangerous and deceptive fire demon, who can grant her great power—in exchange for pieces of her soul. But River wants the star too, and as their paths collide in dangerous and unexpected ways, Kamzin must wrestle with both her guilt and her conflicted feelings for the person who betrayed her.

Facing dark magic, a perilous journey, and a standoff against the witches, can Kamzin, Lusha, and Tem find the star and save their Empire?

Add on Goodreads:


2. The Cruel Prince

(The Folk of the Air #1)


By Holly Black

My Rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

Synopsis: Of course I want to be like them. They’re beautiful as blades forged in some divine fire. They will live forever.

And Cardan is even more beautiful than the rest. I hate him more than all the others. I hate him so much that sometimes when I look at him, I can hardly breathe.

Jude was seven when her parents were murdered and she and her two sisters were stolen away to live in the treacherous High Court of Faerie. Ten years later, Jude wants nothing more than to belong there, despite her mortality. But many of the fey despise humans. Especially Prince Cardan, the youngest and wickedest son of the High King.

To win a place at the Court, she must defy him–and face the consequences.

As Jude becomes more deeply embroiled in palace intrigues and deceptions, she discovers her own capacity for trickery and bloodshed. But as betrayal threatens to drown the Courts of Faerie in violence, Jude will need to risk her life in a dangerous alliance to save her sisters, and Faerie itself.

Add on Goodreads:


1. A Court of Mist and Fury

(A Court of Thorns and Roses #2)


By Sarah J. Maas

My Rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

Synopsis: Feyre survived Amarantha’s clutches to return to the Spring Court—but at a steep cost. Though she now has the powers of the High Fae, her heart remains human, and it can’t forget the terrible deeds she performed to save Tamlin’s people.

Nor has Feyre forgotten her bargain with Rhysand, High Lord of the feared Night Court. As Feyre navigates its dark web of politics, passion, and dazzling power, a greater evil looms—and she might be key to stopping it. But only if she can harness her harrowing gifts, heal her fractured soul, and decide how she wishes to shape her future—and the future of a world cleaved in two.

With more than a million copies sold of her beloved Throne of Glass series, Sarah J. Maas’s masterful storytelling brings this second book in her seductive and action-packed series to new heights.

Add on Goodreads:


Follow me on Goodreads:

Follow me on Twitter:

Follow me on Instagram:

📝REVIEW📝 ~ 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟~ Wildcard (Warcross #2) ~ Author: Marie Lu ~ Genre: #YA #ScienceFiction ~ Available Now!



(Warcross #2)


Maire Lu

Genre: #YA #ScienceFiction

My Rating: 5

Cover: 5

Publication: September 18th 2018

Read: September 19th 2018

POV: First-person single perspective

Hardcover: 341

Add to Goodreads:

Buy Link:



All bets are off. This time the gamble is survival.

Emika Chen barely made it out of the Warcross Championships alive. Now that she knows the truth behind Hideo’s new NeuroLink algorithm, she can no longer trust the one person she’s always looked up to, who she once thought was on her side.

Determined to put a stop to Hideo’s grim plans, Emika and the Phoenix Riders band together, only to find a new threat lurking on the neon-lit streets of Tokyo. Someone’s put a bounty on Emika’s head, and her sole chance for survival lies with Zero and the Blackcoats, his ruthless crew. But Emika soon learns that Zero isn’t all that he seems—and his protection comes at a price.

Caught in a web of betrayal, with the future of free will at risk, just how far will Emika go to take down the man she loves?


📝My Review📝: 

Did I finish this entire book in less than a day? Yes…yes I did.

Where do I even begin? Amazing. I cried, laughed, and cried some more over this book and I am so happy with it. The plot was great and not at all what I was expecting. I am so happy with everything that happened even though it was a classic bittersweet Marie Lu ending. I waited an entire year for this book and I was not disappointed at all. The stakes were so high in this book I could not put it down.

Emika and Hideo are some of my favorite protagonists. It was good to see her struggle with her feelings for Hideo because it made everything more realistic. She still cared about him and she fought to get to the boy she loved inside. Hideo totally redeemed himself in this book. I always understood his reasons behind why he did what he did but it’s a fine line and a tricky subject to debate.

I still wish there was more of Asher, Hammie, and Roshan. They were there but noticeably absent. Speaking of, Ren wasn’t in this book at all. I was really curious to see what would happen with him but I guess his story arc ended after he got arrested in Warcross. I would have loved to know how he joined up with Zero in the first place. Tremaine played a pretty significant role in this book and it was nice to see his character grow from Warcross.

Zero/ Sasuke was such an interesting character! I didn’t see any of the twists that happened with him. He deserved so much better. Jax was also an interesting new character. If it wasn’t for her everything probably would have gone even worse than it did. Her character always seemed so lonely, probably due to her upbringing. She was a total badass though no doubt about it.

Wildcard can be described in one word: wild. Everything was so crazy in this book but that is what made it so enjoyable. I never knew what turn the plot was going to take. I loved everything about this book. Marie Lu will always be one of my favorite authors and reading this book really solidified that.

Follow me on Goodreads:

Follow me on Twitter:

Follow me on Instagram:

📝REVIEW📝 ~🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟~ Warcross (Warcross #1) ~ Author: Marie Lu ~ Genre: #YA #ScienceFiction ~ Available Now!



(Warcross #1)


Marie Lu

Genre: #YA #ScienceFiction

My Rating: 5

Cover: 5

Publication: September 12th 2017

Read: September 18th 2017

POV: First-person single perspective

Hardcover: 353

Add to Goodreads:

Buy Link:



For the millions who log in every day, Warcross isn’t just a game—it’s a way of life.

The obsession started ten years ago and its fan base now spans the globe, some eager to escape from reality and others hoping to make a profit. Struggling to make ends meet, teenage hacker Emika Chen works as a bounty hunter, tracking down Warcross players who bet on the game illegally. But the bounty hunting world is a competitive one, and survival has not been easy. To make some quick cash, Emika takes a risk and hacks into the opening game of the international Warcross Championships—only to accidentally glitch herself into the action and become an overnight sensation.

Convinced she’s going to be arrested, Emika is shocked when instead she gets a call from the game’s creator, the elusive young billionaire Hideo Tanaka, with an irresistible offer. He needs a spy on the inside of this year’s tournament in order to uncover a security problem . . . and he wants Emika for the job. With no time to lose, Emika’s whisked off to Tokyo and thrust into a world of fame and fortune that she’s only dreamed of. But soon her investigation uncovers a sinister plot, with major consequences for the entire Warcross empire.


📝My Review📝:


Marie Lu does it again, she makes me fall completely in love with her books then tears my heart out of my chest. I loved everything about this book from the characters to the world. I have never read a book like Warcross, it is so unique and something new in the vast lands of YA literature.

The characters made this book shine even more. Emika was a brilliant and badass main protagonist. Asher, Hammie, and Roshan were amazing side characters, my only critique is that I wanted more of them! Now that leads me to Hideo *swoon alert.* I am really in love with that man, don’t worry Emika you are not the only one suffering now. Hideo was sweet, charming, funny, smart, kind, LITERALLY EVERYTHING. 

I’m not going to lie, I did predict a lot of the plot twists but that did not lessen my enjoyment of this book at all.

I am so excited to see where this story goes and what Sasuke is going to be like outside of his Zero personality. I also can’t wait to see Emi and the gang kick some ass in the sequel! 

Follow me on Goodreads:

Follow me on Twitter:

Follow me on Instagram:

📝REVIEW📝 ~🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟~ To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before (To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before #1) ~ Author: Jenny Han ~ Genre: #YA #Contemporary #Romance ~ Available Now!


To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before

(To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before #1)


Jenny Han

Genre: #YA #Contemporary #Romance

My Rating: 4

Cover: 5

Publication: April 15th 2014

Read: September 1st 2018

POV: First-person single perspective

Hardcover: 355

Add to Goodreads:

Buy Link:



To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before is the story of Lara Jean, who has never openly admitted her crushes, but instead wrote each boy a letter about how she felt, sealed it, and hid it in a box under her bed. But one day Lara Jean discovers that somehow her secret box of letters has been mailed, causing all her crushes from her past to confront her about the letters: her first kiss, the boy from summer camp, even her sister’s ex-boyfriend, Josh. As she learns to deal with her past loves face to face, Lara Jean discovers that something good may come out of these letters after all.


📝My Review📝:

Overall I enjoyed it but I prefer the movie.

The characters were not as likable and everyone just seemed so childish it really threw me off. I feel like my expectations were too high. Here is a rundown of my character thoughts.

Book Lara Jean < Movie Lara Jean
Book Peter < Movie Peter
Book Josh > Movie Josh
Book Margot < Movie Margot
Book Kitty < Movie Kitty
Book Chris < Movie Chris
Book Gen < Movie Gen
Book Lucas < Movie Lucas

I did really like the book even though it was different than what I expected. I will continue on in the series because I want to see what happens with John Ambrose McClaren, that was left so open. Also I’m not the biggest fan of book Peter Kavinsky so I won’t be heartbroken if that isn’t the way it goes. He was supposed to be this sort of perfect boyfriend character but in reality he was kind of an asshole and not very nice. All the characters were just meh. I highly recommend the movie but the book was good too.

Follow me on Goodreads:

Follow me on Twitter:

Follow me on Instagram:


Blog at

Up ↑