Hello all, today I’ll be sharing with you guys my recent Netgalley approvals. I’m really excited for all of these books coming out this year. As well as extremely grateful to be approved for these amazing books.
“Katrell can talk to the dead. And she wishes it made more money. She’s been able to support her unemployed mother—and Mom’s deadbeat-boyfriend-of-the-week—so far, but it isn’t enough. Money’s still tight, and to complicate things, Katrell has started to draw attention. Not from this world—from beyond. And it comes with a warning: STOP or there will be consequences. Katrell is willing to call the ghosts on their bluff; she has no choice. What do ghosts know of having sleep for dinner? But when her next summoning accidentally raises someone from the dead, Katrell realizes that a live body is worth a lot more than a dead apparition. And, warning or not, she has no intention of letting this lucrative new business go. Only magic isn’t free, and dark forces are coming to collect. Now Katrell faces a choice: resign herself to poverty, or confront the darkness before it’s too late.”
“In an empire on the brink of war . . . Ahn is no one, with no past and no family. Altan is a lost heir, his future stolen away as a child. When they meet, Altan sees in Ahn a path to reclaiming the throne. Ahn sees a way to finally unlock her past and understand her lethal magical abilities. But they may have to pay a far deadlier price than either could have imagined.”
“Exiled by her despotic brother, Malini spends her days dreaming of vengeance while trapped in the Hirana: an ancient cliffside temple that was once the revered source of the magical deathless waters but is now little more than a decaying ruin. The secrets of the Hirana call to Priya. But in order to keep the truth of her past safely hidden, she works as a servant in the loathed regent’s household, biting her tongue and cleaning Malini’s chambers. But when Malini witnesses Priya’s true nature, their destines become irrevocably tangled. One is a ruthless princess seeking to steal a throne. The other a powerful priestess seeking to save her family. Together, they will set an empire ablaze.”
“A psychopathic wizard. An immortal mage. An epic battle of wills. Nikolai doesn’t want much out of life: sex, immortality, and the power to disembowel anyone who crosses him. But with dark magic forbidden, his only option is Medea–a mage so deadly even the Enforcers give her a wide berth. Despite dire warnings that her apprentices don’t survive, Nikolai won’t stop until she agrees to train him. After all, he’s a killer himself. Barbaric and brutal, the training is a far cry from what Nikolai expects. When a mysterious illness strikes Nikolai down, he suspects he’s found the secret to Medea’s longevity. He resolves to find out what happened to her previous apprentices. If he can locate the source of her power, he can turn it against her. Medea swore off training dark wizards–none of them take the craft seriously and the ungrateful bastards always try to kill her. This one definitely seems the backstabbing type, but magic is dying out and she hasn’t felt such magical strength in centuries. If she can control the boy, show him that magic is more than curses and necromancy, he might obtain the power he desires. If not, well… What’s one more dead apprentice?”
“Three women will betray the black crown. A Knight. A Duchess. A Queen. Raena Schinen narrowly escaped when the Queen’s guard murdered her entire family. If Raena’s survival is exposed, she’ll be next. For fifteen years Raena has hidden as a male Knight, “Sir Rowan”, consumed by her vengeful desire to assassinate the Queen. The moment Raena is close enough to exact her revenge, she is unexpectedly exiled to a foreign land. There she serves the common-born Duchess Aven Colby, whose suspicious kinship with the Queen further threatens Raena’s delicate secrets. Just as they become united in a common goal to curb a looming invasion, unexpected heat and romance blossoms between “Sir Rowan” and Aven. The peril demands they set out on a journey to form clandestine political alliances, risking the Queen’s wrath, and drawing Raena and Aven closer together. But no one in the kingdom could have imagined the sinister foe rising from below the surface. In order to save themselves and those they love, Raena, Aven, and the Queen must recognize who are the oppressors and who will unite against the Black Crown.”
I hope you all enjoyed this small Netgalley TBR. I’m currently reading Traitors of the Black Crown which is really great so far. I love political fantasy and this book definitely has politics if that’s your thing. Keep reading and dreaming 🦋🌸
“Multiverse travel is finally possible, but there’s just one catch: No one can visit a world where their counterpart is still alive. Enter Cara, whose parallel selves happen to be exceptionally good at dying—from disease, turf wars, or vendettas they couldn’t outrun. Cara’s life has been cut short on 372 worlds in total.
On this dystopian Earth, however, Cara has survived. Identified as an outlier and therefore a perfect candidate for multiverse travel, Cara is plucked from the dirt of the wastelands. Now what once made her marginalized has finally become an unexpected source of power. She has a nice apartment on the lower levels of the wealthy and walled-off Wiley City. She works—and shamelessly flirts—with her enticing yet aloof handler, Dell, as the two women collect off-world data for the Eldridge Institute. She even occasionally leaves the city to visit her family in the wastes, though she struggles to feel at home in either place. So long as she can keep her head down and avoid trouble, Cara is on a sure path to citizenship and security.
But trouble finds Cara when one of her eight remaining doppelgängers dies under mysterious circumstances, plunging her into a new world with an old secret. What she discovers will connect her past and her future in ways she could have never imagined—and reveal her own role in a plot that endangers not just her world but the entire multiverse.”
My thoughts : I really enjoyed this sci-fi story. It kept me intrigued, I felt the writing was very different. Which I think made me enjoy this via audiobook so much more. I picked up the ebook but I wasn’t getting through it like I was the audiobook alone. I decided to put down the ebook and it was a great choice. The main character can walk worlds which she does for a living. While working the girl she loves can’t but can’t stand. As well as having 8 doppelgängers, but when one of them dies under mysterious circumstances. She must go back to that world to figure out why. This book has diversity within the characters and great banter. I honestly wish this book had a sequel because I would read it in a heartbeat. I loved this book from the moment I picked it up and would definitely read it again. I rated this ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ stars.
Warbreaker is the story of two sisters, who happen to be princesses, the God King one of them has to marry, the lesser god who doesn’t like his job, and the immortal who’s still trying to undo the mistakes he made hundreds of years ago.
Their world is one in which those who die in glory return as gods to live confined to a pantheon in Hallandren’s capital city and where a power known as BioChromatic magic is based on an essence known as breath that can only be collected one unit at a time from individual people.
By using breath and drawing upon the color in everyday objects, all manner of miracles and mischief can be accomplished. It will take considerable quantities of each to resolve all the challenges facing Vivenna and Siri, princesses of Idris; Susebron the God King; Lightsong, reluctant god of bravery, and mysterious Vasher, the Warbreaker.
I really enjoyed every bit of Warbreaker. I love politics in my fantasy, this book had great political intrigue. The plot of the story is great, two sisters who are completely different, one is being sent to marry the God King. There’s a huge plot twist which just made me love this book more. The magic system is based on colors and Biochromatic breaths.
The characters in this book so fun and great to follow. I really enjoyed Lightsong’s carefree sarcasm and nonchalant banter. I loved the way Siri held her own and became her own person being forced into a unique position. Then Vivenna after receiving duty training all her life to be a wife to the god king. There was so much character growth in this book. The character introductions were done really well. I didn’t feel as though there were a bunch of unnecessary characters. I loved how the God King was portrayed in this story as well. Instead of the usual evil king. Then Vasher and his important role that he plays, this book really just took me on a ride.
The writing kept me intrigued and wanting to keep reading. The world building, magic system and characters with the plot and everything all together this book was so good. I rated this book ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️.
I hope you all enjoyed reading my review of Warbreaker. I will post a link of my Readerly Gist below as well. Stay safe y’all and keep reading and dreaming 🌸✨🦋
“Beautiful, timely, intoxicatingly real and meticulously researched…do not sleep on this series.”
―New York Times bestselling author, Roshani Chokshi
After the horrifying explosion that claimed one of their own, the Diviners find themselves wanted by the US government, and on the brink of war with the King of Crows. While Memphis and Isaiah run for their lives from the mysterious Shadow Men, Isaiah receives a startling vision of a girl, Sarah Beth Olson, who could shift the balance in their struggle for peace. Sarah Beth says she knows how to stop the King of Crows-but, she will need the Diviners’ help to do it.
Elsewhere, Jericho has returned after his escape from Jake Marlowe’s estate, where he has learned the shocking truth behind the King of Crow’s plans. Now, the Diviners must travel to Bountiful, Nebraska, in hopes of joining forces with Sarah Beth and to stop the King of Crows and his army of the dead forever. But as rumors of towns becoming ghost towns and the dead developing unprecedented powers begin to surface, all hope seems to be lost. In this sweeping finale, The Diviners will be forced to confront their greatest fears and learn to rely on one another if they hope to save the nation, and world from catastrophe…
“Unlike anything I’ve ever read, this mind-blowing series is one of my all-time favorites.”
—Claire Legrand, New York Times bestselling author of Furyborn
This is the fourth and last book in the Diviner’s series. The characters in The Diviner’s series bring me so much joy just to read. The banter, love and trust between this friend group was so great to see. Evie the main character grew so much in the series. She finally chose the man she loved and got out of that love triangle. The writing and atmosphere is amazing, it kept me on the edge of my seat waiting to see what was going to happen.
There was a lot of character growth from all the friends in this book. Theta conquered her fear, Evie learned to be a true friend after going through a life changing situation. I love these characters so much I wish I could speak on each of them. Give details on everyone but I just want you to love these characters as much as I do Evie, Theta, Sam, Jericho, Memphis, Isaiah, Ling, Henry, Uncle Bill and Uncle Will. SN: I never remember character names but, the fact I remember everyone tells you I love this series and how attached I am to them.
The plot of trying to find and kill the King of Crows and Eye that’s controlling the dead. I just loved this series and The King of Crows was a great ending and close to the series. I definitely think this book was one of my favorites of the series. There was so much happening, my heart was ripped out and stomped on multiple times. I won’t go into spoilers but please pick this series up if you want to get attached to characters, cry your eyes out and have your heart stomped on multiple times do it. The 1920’s setting, flappers, ghosts, magic and witches you won’t regret it. I highly recommend this series if you couldn’t tell. I rated this ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ stars.
I hope you enjoyed this post of my review for The King of Crows. I have also linked my gist from Readerly below if you’d like to check that out. Stay safe, keep reading and dreaming 🌸🦋✨.
There was such fear in the world. But love was everywhere if you looked. It was the best thing about humans. That they could stare into the abyss and still open up their hearts. A spit in the eye to fear.
– Sam (Before the Devil Breaks You Libba Bray)
New York City. 1927. Lights are bright. Jazz is king. Parties are wild. And the dead are coming… After battling a supernatural sleeping sickness that early claimed two of their own, the Diviners have had enough of lies. They’re more determined than ever to uncover the mystery behind their extraordinary powers, even as they face off against an all-new terror. Out on Ward’s Island, far from the city’s bustle, sits a mental hospital haunted by the lost souls of people long forgotten–ghosts who have unusual and dangerous ties to the man in the stovepipe hat, also known as the King of Crows. With terrible accounts of murder and possession flooding in from all over, and New York City on the verge of panic, the Diviners must band together and brave the sinister ghosts invading the asylum, a fight that will bring them fact-to-face with the King of Crows. But as the explosive secrets of the past come to light, loyalties and friendships will be tested, love will hang in the balance, and the Diviners will question all that they’ve ever known. All the while, malevolent forces gather from every corner in a battle for the very soul of a nation–a fight that could claim the Diviners themselves.
All the times I say, ‘Don’t see me’? With you, I wish I had an opposite power: See me. See me, Evie. See all of me. There’s a fella who loves you right here. I’m not perfect. I’m a handful. But you know what? So are you. There. Not sugarcoating it.
– Sam (Before the Devil Breaks you Libba Bray)
I really enjoyed the third installment to the Diviner’s rejoining my favorite cast of characters. One thing I can say about Libba Bray is she knows how to write a great group of characters. I love this series so much solely for the characters. My favorite characters are Theta and Memphis. Evie to me is somewhat unlikeable, I feel like she’s very selfish and continues to make the same dumb choices. Evie finds out hidden secrets about her brother James.
We find out the history of a few characters pasts and who they really are, which I loved. This book just there’s so much I want to say but it’s spoilers. I’m not going to say much more because it’s the third book also. There’s different forms of representation from LGBT+, disability, to diverse characters. I love that this story is set in the 1920’s that’s one of my favorite things about this series. If you love ghosts, magic, awesome friendships, different forms of rep and a series you’ll probably never forget. Pick this up. I rated this book ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ stars.
I hope you all enjoyed this review of Before the Devil Breaks you. I have also linked the gist from my Readerly if you’d like to check that out as well. Keep reading and dreaming, stay tuned for my next post coming Wednesday. 🌸✨🦋
My thoughts : I picked this in the beginning of the month via audiobook. It was a random purchase from Libro.fm. I liked the characters and enjoyed the world building. The book was enjoyable but not memorable. I know there’s another book in the series but I’m not interested in the book to continue on. I more than likely don’t see myself picking this up again. I rated this ⭐️⭐️⭐️ stars.
My thoughts : This was a Sci-fi story about an AI who loves music and a young girl who loves books but both are illegal. I really enjoyed this story and the characters. I love reading books about people who love books. I gave this a ⭐️⭐️⭐️ star rating.
My thoughts : I really enjoyed this is fantasy the world building and story of Nona a 10 year old studying to be a Nun and Assassin. The story was interesting and kept me wanting to read. I rated this ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️.
My thoughts : I fell in LOVE with HeartStopper and Nick and Charlie. This graphic novel series is a LGTBQ+ romance about two guys who meet in school. Charlie is in a toxic relationship when him and Nick meet. They become friends and things flow from there. I binged all three volumes in one sitting at like 2:00 am and I don’t regret it. Nick and Charlie have been on my mind since and I can’t wait to pick up Vol 4. Rating ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️.
My thoughts : When I read this book I decided to go the audiobook and ebook route. Which honestly was a great choice in the long run. I loved this book, the characters, world building, magic system, and dragons. What else can you ask for to make the perfect fantasy book. If you’d like to know more of my thoughts check out my review. My rating of this is ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️.
My thoughts : This is the second installment in the Ancestor Trilogy. I didn’t enjoy this book as much as the first. I started to just not really care about anything that was going on in the book. That’s not to say it wasn’t good I just think I was ready to read other things. I don’t see myself picking up the last book only because I was so uninterested in the second. I rated this ⭐️⭐️⭐️ stars.
My thoughts : Ring Shout I picked up on a whim, I had also purchased this on Libro.fm some time ago. I decided it was time to go ahead to and give it a listen especially seeing as how it was such a quick read. This is a historical fantasy with a supernatural twist. This story follows a young girls that’s fighting monsters called “Ku Kluxes”. I really enjoyed this short in captivating read. I thought it was truly interesting and a great novella. I rated it ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️.
My thoughts : The third installment in the Diviner’s series. I loved this book just like I have the rest. The characters are amazing, the plot is great, the magic, representation, the setting. Everything to make the most amazing series. I wrote a review for this book on my blog check it out if you’d like to know more thoughts! I rated this ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️.
My thoughts : The fourth and final installment in the Diviner’s series. I loved this book just like I have the rest. The characters are amazing, the plot is great, the magic, representation, the setting. The wrap up and conclusion was great. This book ripped my heart out ugh I was I cried, I was mad, happy probably experienced every emotional possible while reading this. The Diviner’s series will never be forgotten in my heart. I wrote a review for this book on my blog check it out if you’d like to know more thoughts! I rated this ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️.
My thoughts : As many of you know I’m not a romance reader at all and I could care less. But this, this book right here OMG. This book was hilarious I was laughing just about half way through this book. This book follows a hate to love romance between the bridesmaid and best man. When everyone except them at the wedding has food poisoning. The bride her twin sister asks her to go on her Honeymoon instead with the Best Man whom she can’t stand. I listened to this entire book all the way through while I was working without pausing. I loved it so much, it has me curious to pick up more books from Christina Lauren. I rated this ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️.
I hope you all enjoyed this months wrap up. I’m the comments Drop below one of your favorite five star reads from April! Stay safe and keep reading and dreaming 🌸✨🦋.
My thoughts : Now let me start this by saying I really don’t care for romance at all. This book had me laughing and enjoying every minute. This is an enemies to lovers romance. There’s food poisoning at the wedding the entire reception party except the bridesmaid and best man are sick. This book takes you on a wildly funny ride. I rated this book ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ stars.
My thoughts : Grown was a random pick up at 3am while I was working. This book can be a difficult read for some because it’s frustrating but it happens everyday. There’s a ton of trigger warnings to go along with Grown, definitely check them out. At about the 50% mark my boyfriend decided he wanted to listen as well. After we finished he couldn’t stop talking about Grown. This book though the topic is difficult it’s written so well, and the plot twists holy crap. Just wow I was shocked at how this book ended. We definitely enjoyed it and still talk about, we rated it ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ stars.
I have a full review of Warbreaker coming soon on my blog. I really enjoyed this and rated it ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️.
I hope you all enjoyed this weeks WWW Wednesday post. Stay safe and keep reading and dreaming 🌸✨🦋.
These are all the books I’m planning to read in May, I wanted to leave some space just in case I wanted to pick up something else. I hope you all enjoyed this read of my May TBR. Stay safe and keep reading and dreaming 🦋🌸✨.
“I emerged from Black Sun bleary-eyed, tongue-tied, heart-swollen. This is a brilliant world that shows the full panoply of human grace and depravity. Rebecca Roanhorse is the epic voice of our continent and time.”
-Ken Liu, award-winning author of The Grace of Kings, and The Hidden Girl and Other Stories.
A god will return When the earth and sky converge Under the black sun
In the holy city of Tova, the winter solstice is usually a time for celebration and renewal, but this year it coincides with a solar eclipse, a rare celestial event proscribed by the Sun Priest as an unbalancing of the world.
Meanwhile, a ship launches from a distant city bound for Tova and set to arrive on the solstice. The captain of the ship, Xiala, is a disgraced Teek whose song can calm the waters around her as easily as it can warp a man’s mind. Her ship carries one passenger. Described as harmless, the passenger, Serapio, is a young man, blind, scarred, and cloaked in destiny. As Xiala well knows, when a man is described as harmless, he usually ends up being a villain.
Crafted with unforgettable characters, Rebecca Roanhorse has created an epic adventure exploring the decadence of power amidst the weight of history and the struggle of individuals swimming against the confines of society and their broken pasts in the most original series debut of the decade.
“Absolutely tremendous. Roanhorse knocks it out of the park again with an epic tale about duty and destiny that will sweep readers away and broaden the horizons of an entire genre.”
-S.A. Chakraborty, nationally bestselling author of The City of Brass.
I received the ARC copy of this last year from Netgalley and never got to it. I picked up this book via audiobook a few weeks ago and haven’t able to stop thinking about it. Which is part of the reason I feel it necessary to write this review! I think if you love epic fantasy with violence, intriguing world building and interesting characters this is the book for you. There are definitely trigger warnings for this so please check them out if you feel necessary.
When I picked this book up in a few minutes of the first chapter, I was on the edge of my seat. The characters in this book are the some of the most unique I’ve ever read. Serapio is my favorite character POV as well as Xiala. I do feel as though there’s unnecessary romance created between certain characters. I don’t love romance so it’s not crucial for it to be in books I read. I felt as though the relationships were done well besides that.
I enjoyed the world building and plot of this story a lot. I found myself not wanting the book to end the closer it got to being over. After getting to know Serapio’s history and background this story had me wanting to know more. I definitely see myself rereading this book very soon. I can’t wait for the second installment to release I will be picking it up for sure. I rated Black Sun ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ stars.
Have you guys picked up Black Sun if so what did you think of it? I hope you enjoyed my review of Black Sun. I linked my Readerly Gist below as well if you want to check it out. Stay safe and Keep reading and dreaming 🌸✨🦋
For the past few weeks, I’ve been thinking about reading certain books I’ve already picked ahead. I’ll be creating monthly TBR’s. I think it would be best to be able to let you guys knows what I’ll be reading! I read primarily adult or YA SFF, I enjoy graphic novels and thrillers.
I’m going to start planning out my TBR’s a ahead of time, based on series I’m reading and unread books on my kindle. I have literally 500+ unread and backlisted/new released books on my kindle. Normally I’m more of a mood reader but I’m wanting to change that.
My goal is going to be to finish any series I’ve started. Which really isn’t too many since I’ve finished them or the series isn’t completed. Then I’ll start working on my Kindle TBR. I prefer to read ebooks on my kindle, I recently got a kindle Oasis and I love it. I still have my Paperwhite but I just decided to treat myself.
I’ve been collecting backlisted and new releases ebooks for awhile. I just recently at the end of 2020 started reading strictly ebooks and not buying physical books as a form of minimalism. I do a lot of reading at night so my kindle has been a great investment.
I think the books I will focus on for the rest of April will be Grey Sister and maybe I’ll start Before the Dil Breaks you again. I’ve picked up the audiobook a couple times but this time I think I’ll pick up the ebook.
I have a few series to finish then so many I want to start. Subscribe to my blog if I’d like to keep up my reading. There will be plenty more to come. Keep reading and dreaming 🌸✨🦋
“Everything epic fantasy should be: rich, cruel, gorgeous, brilliant, enthralling and deeply, deeply satisfying. I loved it.”
– Lev Grossman, author of The Magicians
Synopsis: “Kihrin grew up in the slums of Quur, a thief and a minstrel’s son raised on tales of long-lost princes and magnificent quests. When he is claimed against his will as the missing son of a treasonous prince, Kihrin finds himself at the mercy of his new family’s ruthless power plays and political ambitions. Practically a prisoner, Kihrin discovers that being a long-lost prince is nothing like what the storybooks promised. The storybooks have lied about a lot of other things, too: dragons, demons, gods, prophecies, and how the hero always wins. Then again, maybe he isn’t the hero after all. For Kihrin is not destined to save the world. He’s destined to destroy it.”
“It’s impossible not to be impressed with the ambition of it all . . . a larger-than-life adventure story about thieves, wizards, assassins and kings to dwell in for a good long while.”
―The New York Times
From the moment I picked up this book and started the audio I knew it would be a favorite. I truly believe that this story being written in dual perspective of Kihrin and Talon made the story so much more interesting. Following Kihrin’s story just made me want to continue reading. I had to know what was going to happen next. This book has deep family secrets, dragons, swords, and it’s a thick fantasy book. How could you not want to read it?! The writing and world building had me immersed, the entire time I was reading. I was in no rush to finish because I was genuinely enjoying it. The plot is intriguing for sure the twists and turns this book takes you through, I had to hold on too my seat. I enjoyed my time reading this book and I definitely think it’ll be going on my favorites. I rated the Ruin of Kings ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ stars.
Hello everyone!! I hope you have all been staying safe, reading as many books as possible and binging booktube. This year although it’s only April has been a roller coaster. Since I started my new job in September of 2020, I have been super busy pretty much since. I was exhausted after work, with all the overtime I was working I just didn’t have the motivation to create blog posts. Coming into February 2021 I was promoted, now I’m settled into my new position. I really missed creating blog posts, and of course I’ve still been reading. I would love to get back to creating posts for you all so you know what I’m reading and can keep up with me! I will be posting more so be on the lookout! That’s my life update for you all, now we’ll get on to the books. I didn’t pick up a book till March so that’s where we’ll start.📚
That is all the books I read in the month of March. I hope you enjoyed my little life update and the books I read. Stay tuned for more upcoming posts. Keep reading and dreaming 📚🦋🌸
The Obelisk Gate by N.K. Jemisin : “The season of endings grows darker, civilization fades into the long cold night. Essun — once Damaya, once Syenite, now avenger — has found shelter, but not her daughter. Instead there is Alabaster Tenring, destroyer of the world, with a request. But if Essun does what he asks, it would seal the fate of the Stillness forever. Far away, her daughter Nassun is growing in power — and her choices will break the world.”
The Dragon Republic by R.F. Kuang : “Three times throughout its history, Nikan has fought for its survival in the bloody Poppy Wars. Though the third battle has just ended, shaman and warrior Rin cannot forget the atrocity she committed to save her people. Now she is on the run from her guilt, the opium addiction that holds her like a vice, and the murderous commands of the fiery Phoenix—the vengeful god who has blessed Rin with her fearsome power.”
What I just finished reading…
Allegedly by Tiffany D. Jackson : This book started off with a bang. I listened to the audio and finished it in one sitting. I was so enthralled and engaged by the story and the outcome. A 9 year old convicted of murdering a 3 month old infant. The challenges Mary faced while fighting for her innocence as well as her freedom.
Monday’s Not Coming Tiffany D. Jackson : This book will always hold a special place in my heart and I’ll definitely be picking up the physical copy. I started the audio and also finished it within a sitting. That’s how deep I was into this book and the story, I couldn’t put it down. I needed to know what happened. It’s a tough deep read, but It’s a story that needs to be heard. An outstanding read.
Becoming by Michelle Obama : I really enjoyed listening to this audio being narrated by the queen herself. Listening to her backstory and how Barrack came to be president and what they did with their life before that.
What I’m reading next:
The Burning God by R.F. Kuang : I received this ARC from Netgalley. “After saving her nation of Nikan from foreign invaders and battling the evil Empress Su Daji in a brutal civil war, Fang Runin was betrayed by allies and left for dead. Despite her losses, Rin hasn’t given up on those for whom she has sacrificed so much—the people of the southern provinces and especially Tikany, the village that is her home. Returning to her roots, Rin meets difficult challenges—and unexpected opportunities. While her new allies in the Southern Coalition leadership are sly and untrustworthy, Rin quickly realizes that the real power in Nikan lies with the millions of common people who thirst for vengeance and revere her as a goddess of salvation.”
I loved doing this WWW Wednesday blog post! Look out for the next post Wednesday and more content between then!! I hope everyone is having a great day wherever you are in the world. Keep reading .🦋📚
The first book I picked up in the month of June was Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi which was a reread from last year. I wanted to give the series another try to see if I would continue on with it. I enjoyed reading from Juliette and Adams perspectives. The characters were great and the story line is intriguing. I really enjoyed the book and gave it a ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ rating.
Destroy Me by Tahereh Mafi #1.5- This is the novella that follows Shatter me. This was different reading from Warner’s perspective. He’s just as crazy as I thought he was, the story dives into Warner’s childhood and his background. I’m hoping to continue on with the series but I’ve really enjoyed what I’ve read up to this point! I rated this ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ as well.
The Angel of the Crows by Katherine Addison was by far my least favorite read of the month. I got this ARC from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. I really just did not enjoy this at all really. I like to go into books not knowing, I was unaware this was a Sherlock Holmes retelling. I do like mystery/thriller/suspense novels but this just wasn’t it for me. I felt as though this as extremely long for no reason and it just kept going in circles. I really wanted to DNF. I know there’s a lot of people that like this book already but it wasn’t for me. I rated this book ⭐️⭐️.
The Voting Booth by Brandy Colbert was my favorite read of the month. I received this ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This book is one that everyone should read.. every black person can relate to this book in some way. I couldn’t put this down I finished it in a matter of a few sittings. I loved how firm of a believer Marva was in advocating for women’s rights and black rights. Her being black and in an interracial relationship with someone who was white and privileged opened her eyes to the differences in there lives. I loved the different POVs in this book, I loved Duke and how awesome of a big brother he was to his little sister. The way this book talks about “the police talk” all black kids get was relatable. The way Marva felt when the police officer pulled her over is how I’ve felt many a times. There’s just so many take a ways and things to be learned from this book. I loved all the characters, I loved the premise and importance or black people making sure their voices are heard. We have to vote and do our part so it’s one less way than can silence us. I felt so many different emotions while reading this, I teared up quite a few times. When Duke’s father was talking about Julian’s baby picture and how he lost his baby boy I almost lost it. These are things that happen in the black community daily, someone’s son, brother, nephew, uncle, or father is arrested or shot and killed. This book really brings light too a lot of issues in the black community that very important. This is the first work I’ve read by Brandy Colbert but I definitely can’t wait to read more and recommend this book to everyone I know! I rated this ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ you should not be surprised.
The Poppy War by R.F. Kuang I had very mixed feelings about this book. Things that I loved the history and the world building were great to me. If I was rating the book just based off that it would be five stars. What I didn’t like was Rin the main character, Rin was too obsessed with getting revenge and wanting power for me. I felt like she was so consumed with power she wasn’t listening to the smart advice of the warnings of others. Some of my favorite characters were Kitay and Tutor Jiang. I really enjoyed the book the plot and worldbuilding is what kept me going. This book does have trigger warnings so I would definitely check them out if it’s possible for you to become triggered. I still loved it and can’t wait to read the Dragon Republic. I also received the ARC for the Burning God so I’ll definitely be picking this up soon. I rated this book ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️.
Black Girl Unlimited by Echo Brown this book triggered so many emotions. Every little black preteen-young adult girl/woman should read this book. This book made me cry it inspired me as well as told a sad but beautiful story. I loved reading from Echo’s POV, being able to relate to so much that happened in this story made me fall in love. The love she had for her brothers, how naive she was a young girl in love, growing up feeling ugly because you’re uncomfortable in your skin. There are so many struggles being black and a young girl. We need black queens uplifting our little black girls. This book should be on every little black girls bookshelf. I rated this book ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️.
You Should See me In a Crown by Leah Johnson. I really loved this book, were following Liz and her trials and tribulations trying to get into the college of her dreams. I could relate to Liz in a lot of ways, which I love as a reader. Throughout the book there was a lot of good character growth. Between school, family her friends and trying to win prom queen to get into the school of her dreams. Liz has huge dreams and she’s stepping out of her comfort zone, as well as being queer and black. This was a great read and I would definitely recommend it. I rated this ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️.
Girl, Serpent, Thorn by Melissa Bashardoust. I received this ARC from Netgalley and the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This book is a Sleeping Beauty with the concept of a poisonous girl in a garden from “Rappaccini’s Daughter” and mythology. When I first picked up Girl Serpent Thorn I wasn’t invested in the characters, even at the end I’m not really caring about picking up the next book. I’m not in love with this in anyway it wasn’t terrible because I read the whole thing. I liked the themes of the book finding your purpose and loving yourself among others. This was also the first book I picked up from this author. Honestly reading this it seemed like every other typical fantasy love triangle story. There’s BI rep in this book the main character Soraya as well as Azad. I like how they discuss not labeling and not but sure of their sexuality, just how it’s pretty much okay not know exactly who you are. There were very few things I liked about this book but it’s for someone out there just not me. I rated this ⭐️⭐️⭐️.
Historically Innacurate by Shay Bravo. I received this ARC from Netgalley, I want to thank the author Shay Bravo as well as the Publisher. This book was unique in the fact that the story was set in a History club in a college. I think that’s a different perspective and just a unique twist to the story. I didn’t like the “hazing” aspect. I enjoyed reading from the perspective of Soledad who’s mom was deported. Seeing what they go through in a daily life and the struggles of trying to keep your family together at such great distances. I loved reading about the close relationship between Carlos and Soledad. Soledad’s character really reminds of myself in some ways with her fiery attitude. This book had some slow parts but the story was very interesting. I rated this ⭐️⭐️⭐️.
Daughters of NRI by Reni K. Amayo. I wish I had more to say about this but I just really didn’t love this. I feel like it could’ve been so much better. The pacing for the story was off and slow. There were times when I would be reading and put the book down and not pick it back up because I wasn’t interested. I loved following the dual perspectives of Naala and Sinai, I hated the fact that they didn’t meet until more than 90% of the book. I was really anticipating the twins meeting and how they would react and what would happen but really nothing did. I’m not sure what book two would even be about because even at the end nothing really happened after they met. I liked the characters and the world building of this story but there’s more cons than pros for me. I think this book is setting up for book two but it doesn’t make me want to pick up the second book unfortunately. I rated this ⭐️⭐️⭐️.
Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo. This was amazing as I expected it would be, I’ve read every single work by Elizabeth Acevedo. I own all of her works. This book especially tugged at my heart strings more the grief these sisters experienced. The growth of them growing as a family and learning who the other is. I loved Yahira and Camino they were amazing characters, hearing both sides and how they felt about the situation. The story was beautiful and I loved every minute of it, this story also brought awareness to an event that not many know about. I would absolutely recommend this book! I rated this ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️.
Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn I loved this book, I listened to it via audio and it had me on the edge of my seat. The story was great it was full of suspense it had deep meaning too it. At first I thought I knew who the killer was I, I was wrong. I was so shocked and surprised at the end. There’s definitely tw in this soo if you plan on picking it up I’d definitely check them out. This story is gripping and definitely keeps you pulled in. I’m so glad I decided to randomly pick this up. I’ve enjoyed everything I’ve read by Gillian Flynn!! I rated this ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️.
It is Wood, It is Stone by Gabriella Burnham. I received this ARC from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. I want to thank the publisher and the author Gabriella Burnham. This is an LGBTQ contemporary romance, this was a quick read that I actually really enjoyed. I was unaware that this book was heavily romance based when I was approved for it. The book follows 3 women through São Paulo. The story follows Linda who’s spending a year in Brazil while her husband teaches university. She’s coming to terms of whether or not she should leave her husband as well as looking back at the choices she’s made up to that point. Marta the maid and Celia. There’s relationship struggles, lesbian relations, family drama and struggling with not knowing who you are. I’m glad the ending turned out the way that it did, i was glad the things were resolved. I recommend this if you’re interested in LGBTQ contemporary romance. I loved that this book took place in Brazil, even though they came from the U.S. It put a unique twist on the story. I rated this ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️.
This is My America Kim Johnson. I received this ARC from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. I want to thank The publisher, and the author Kim Johnson. This book is one of my top reads of the year. I’m so happy I got the opportunity as a young black women to read this book. I was able to relate to this in a lot of ways. This is a story that you don’t read about often. People being wrongly imprisoned for crimes they didn’t commit. Tracy as a young girl in high school is trying to find a way to prove her father’s innocence, and defend her family. I loved reading about Tracy she was such a strong fearless character she was passionate about speaking out about injustices against black people. Tracy is torn between her family and relationships and has to make so many crucial decisions. This book talks a lot about family values, experiencing extreme racism, growing up with a parent incarcerated, as well as privilege and influence . So many young adults and teens should read this book. It’s so important that we stress the importance of Black Lives Matter. There’s so many black men falsely accused and imprisoned because of crimes they didn’t commit and that don’t receive a fair trial. There’s so much betrayal, secrets and suspense in this book, it kept me on the edge of my seat. I wasn’t able to put this book down or put my attention to anything else. I can’t wait to get a finished copy of this. I rated this ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️.
The Black Kids Christina Hammonds Reed. This is my least favorite book of probably the year. I just couldn’t get through it, I hated the main characters Ashley and Kimberly. After reading so many books with strong female black leads. I was struggling to read this I feel as though if the roles of the Ashley and Jo were switched and their was more history told early in the story it would be better. The story just wasn’t what I was expecting whatsoever. It fully disappointed me, one of my most anticipated reads. I didn’t give this book a rating because I didn’t finish it but I didn’t enjoy it at all.
So You Want to Talk About Race Ijeoma Oluo. This is a nonfiction book that I listened too via audio. I finished this book in one sitting that’s how much I enjoyed it. I could relate too so many of the micro-aggressions and things that happened within the story. When I finished the audiobook I was thoroughly satisfied and definitely recommend this to any and everyone. I rated this ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️.
The Fifth Season N.K. Jemisin. This was nothing short of amazing, the beginning was a little confusing just because of the multiple perspectives. Shortly after that I began to understand and this started coming together. I loved the way this book was written, the characters, the events and world building were great. I don’t think there was anything I didn’t like because it was just that great for me. This is a book that you have to really read and like understand to know what’s going on. A lot of people read this and say they were so confused after. If you love sci-fi/fantasy and black authors with amazing writing. Please pick this book up it’s soo good!! I rated this ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor. This book was everything I didn’t know I needed in my life and it ripped out my heart in the end.. I don’t think it gets much better than that. This book has made it too my top favorites for sure. The world building, characters and necromancy was amazing. I have a new favorite trope!! This was absolutely ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️.
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This book is one that everyone should read.. every black person can relate to this book in some way. I couldn’t put this down I finished it in a matter of a few sittings. I loved how firm of a believer Marva was in advocating for women’s rights and black rights. Her being black and in an interracial relationship with someone who was white and privileged opened her eyes to the differences in there lives.
I loved the different POVs in this book, I loved Duke and how awesome of a big brother he was to his little sister. The way this book talks about “the police talk” all black kids get was relatable. The way Marva felt when the police officer pulled her over is how I’ve felt many a times. There’s just so many take a ways and things to be learned from this book. I loved all the characters, I loved the premise and importance or black people making sure their voices are heard. We have to vote and do our part so it’s one less way than can silence us.
I felt so many different emotions while reading this, I teared up quite a few times. When Duke’s father was talking about Julian’s baby picture and how he lost his baby boy I almost lost it. These are things that happen in the black community daily, someone’s son, brother, nephew, uncle, or father is arrested or shot and killed. This book really brings light too a lot of issues in the black community that very important. This is the first work I’ve read by Brandy Colbert but I definitely can’t wait to read more and recommend this book to everyone I know!
This Cinderella retelling our a unique spin on the original story. I loved the fact our main character Sophia was black, she had no qualms about her beliefs and wanting to be happy. Sophia and her bestfriend Erin were in love, but due to the laws they had to be picked at the choosing ceremony. I didn’t like Erin’s character, Sophia was so good to her and she treating her like crap.
Then Constance comes along, I love the friendship that progresses to more that they had. The romance is definitely slow burn but I really enjoyed it, the relationships and banter are done so well in this book. I love how Luke openly accepted that he was gay and had the same ideals/morals as Sophia.
One of my favorite parts was when Sophia was getting her hair done for the ball and the dressers wanted to straighten her hair because the king preferred it, instead of it curly. As a black woman that’s so relatable for me, our curls are discriminated against and to look more appealing to men or to other races we have to straighten our hair. I have two favorite quotes from this book which are “Just because they deny us doesn’t mean we cease to exist.” I feel like this relates so much to everything that’s going on with George Floyd’s murder and the Black Lives Matter Movement. The last quote is “Do not be silent. Raise your voice. Be a light in the dark.”
I loved the twist on this Cinderella retelling, I can’t wait for it to be released so I can get my hands on a finished copy!
“Just because they deny us doesn’t mean we cease to exist.”
Cinderella is Dead, Kalynn Bayron
I feel like both of these quotes relate so much to everything that’s going on with George Floyd’s murder and the Black Lives Matter Movement.
“Do not be silent. Raise your voice. Be a light in the dark.”
Cinderella is a Dead Kalynn Bayron
Where to buy this book…
I loved the twist on this Cinderella retelling, I can’t wait for it to be released July 7th so I can get my hands on a finished copy! I will leave links below for pre-order or final copy when released! I listed some of the regular places and independent bookstores!
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Three Things About Me
1. I’m a very quiet introvert who loves beaches, hammocks, books, and quiet nature walks.
2. I don’t really watch much tv but when I do some of my favorite shows to watch are a Criminal Minds, Law & Order SVU, Animal Cops, Tiny house hunters or anything medical/health related. I prefer to spend my time reading.
3. I buy waaayyyy too many books for my own good.
What are your favorite type of shoes to wear? I loveee sneakers I don’t keep up with the latest and greatest. I don’t care for heels I love and need comfort from Adidas, Nike, Jordan all of them.
What are some of your goals related to blogging that you are proud of yourself for reaching? I’m proud of reaching 50 followers on my blog!
What is your favorite cold treat to eat in the summer time? I love frozen strawberry daiquiris 🍹.
If you could request any author to write a book just for you, what would the book be about and who would be the author? My book would be a historical fantasy following a character of color, the author would be N.K. Jemisin.
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From the time I started reading this till the end I loved it, every time I picked it up it was hard to put down. The magic system in the beginning was a little complicated but once they broke it down I thought it was very interesting. I loved the different London’s and how they each represented something different.
I really enjoyed the characters and their relationships. Lila and Kell were my favorite of course, I loved the plot of the story. I thought it was very interesting how with Astrid and Dane how they were both trying to rule and take control. In the beginning I didn’t like Holland then once I saw how conflicted he was I started to see he wasn’t all bad. I loved how much of a family the king and Queen were too Kell even though they technically owned him. I loved the relationship between Rhys and Kell as well. They would literally do anything for each other they were beyond loyal. He wanted to be good and do good things.
I really enjoyed this entire book, I can’t wait to read the next one. I would 100% recommend this the plot is amazing. The characters are amazing just do it you won’t regret it!
“I’d rather die on an adventure than live standing still.”
Thoughts – I really enjoyed the story and was intrigued, the story of Juliette and her having the special gift. She’s unable to touch anyone then something happens… it was an accident. The story kept me on the edge of my seat, until the end. When I finished the book and tried to read the second book, I couldn’t remember anything that happened in the book. I didn’t pick up anymore books in the Shatter Me series. Maybe one day I will give it another try.
Title – The Book Thief
Author – Markus Zusak
Genre – YA, WWII Historical Fiction
Rating – ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Format – audiobook
Thoughts – I really enjoyed the relationship between Hans and Lisiel. The banter and sarcasm between Hans and Mama was hilarious. One minute this book had me laughing the next I was crying. I enjoyed the roller coaster of emotions I experienced. I would definitely recommend this!
Title – The Cruel Prince
Author – Holly Black
Genre – YA, fantasy, romance
Rating – ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Format – audiobook
Thoughts – I loved the storyline of this book, it started off with action and followed through. I didn’t like how abusive Cardan was, how they went from hating each other to in love. I feel like I didn’t believe the relationship, some of the things that he did I wasn’t surprised by. I loved how Vivian was constantly herself no matter what anyone thought. I didn’t care for Taryn even at the end I couldn’t stand her. Overall I enjoyed the book and I would recommend it!
Title- The Raven Boys
Author- Maggie Stiefvater
Genre – YA, fantasy, romance
Thoughts- I’m not sure if maybe I just wasn’t focused but this story wasn’t memorable for me. I literally don’t remember anything. I think I’m going to try to give it another go.
Title – NOS4A2
Author – Joe Hill
Genre – Horror, fiction, fantasy, thriller
Rating – ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Format – audiobook
Thoughts – I really enjoyed this suspense novel, it kept me on the edge of my seat. This was my first time reading Joe Hill but I definitely want to pick up more from him.
Title – City of Ashes #2
Author – Cassandra Clare
Genre – YA, fantasy, romance
Rating – ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Format – audiobook/e-book
Thoughts – I loved this follow up to City of Bones Clary just found out her mom is in a coma. She can see things she thought didn’t exist. She doesn’t understand her feelings for her best friend or her brother Jace. Clary finds herself in tis novel and finds out what it means to be a shadow hunter.
Title – On the Come Up
Author – Angie Thomas
Genre – YA, Contemporary, Fiction
Rating – ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Format – audiobook
Thoughts – I really enjoyed following Bri and her dreams of becoming a rapper. She just wants to be like her dad and make it big. All she wants is to rap and make music, but at what costs. I would definitely recommend this book.
Title – Legend (#1) Prodigy (#2)
Author -Marie Lu
Genre – YA, Sci-f.i., fantasy, romance
Thoughts – I enjoyed this when I read it but it wasn’t memorable.
Title – The Wicked King
Author – Holly Black
Genre – YA, fantasy, romance
Format – audiobook
Thoughts – Jude will do anything in her power to get power and respect. She is climbing the political ladder and taking control. Cardan does every and anything to prevent her coming to power. Someone close betrays her and she has to remain in control. Loved this as a middle novel.
Title – the City of Ghosts
Author – Victoria Schwab
Genre – YA, fantasy, paranormal,
Rating – ⭐️⭐️⭐️
Format – audiobook
Thoughts – when I read this book I enjoyed it but it didn’t stick with me. I didn’t remember much of the story besides the ghosts..
Title – the Diviners
Author – Libba Bray
Genre – YA, Fantasy, Historical, Mystery
Rating – ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Thoughts – I ABSOLUTELY loved this book, every bit of Evie and her sneaky, scheming, self. Evie was constantly in to trouble and trying to show her gift as a party trick. I love Evie’s character in the way that she was strictly business when it was time. She didn’t play around but she got herself in some crazy situations.
Title – Cinder
Author – Marissa Meyer
Genre – YA, Fantasy, Sci-f.i., Romance, retelling
Format – audiobook
Thoughts – I enjoyed this retelling of Cyborg Cinder. It was intriguing and kept me following the story. I tried to read the second book and DNF’d about halfway through.
Title – In the Dream House
Author – Cameron Maria Machado
Genre – LGBT, Non-Fiction, Autobiography
Rating – ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Format – audiobook
Thoughts – I was intrigued by this memoir I definitely thought it shed light on abuse in f/f relationships.
Title –A Court of Thorns and Roses
Author – Sarah J Maas
Genre – YA, fantasy, romance,
Rating – ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Thoughts -I loved everything about this book. I loved how head strong Feyre is, she was put in a tough situation and got herself out. I wanted her and Tamlin to be together but I started to not like his toxicity. Everything else I loved the entire story was amazing. I would absolutely recommend.
Title –The Queen of Nothing
Author – Holly Black
Genre -YA, fantasy, romance
Rating – ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Format – audiobook
Thoughts – As the finale this was a good wrap up. I enjoyed this book and would re-read the entire series.
Title –Escaping From Houdini
Author – Kerri Maniscalco
Genre – YA, Historical fiction, mystery
Rating – 4 stars
Thoughts – I have enjoyed each book in the series but for some reason this one just didn’t do it for me. It took me forever to finish this, the story just felt like it dragged on. Things were happening and they weren’t getting solved. I love Thomas Creswell and Audrey Rose, I felt like this book Audrey Rose found another side of herself. Overall I enjoyed it, it was just a little slow.
Title –The Shining
Author – Stephen King
Genre – Fiction, Horror
Rating – ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Format – audiobook
Thoughts – I really enjoyed this book, it was a roller coaster of a ride. The audiobook really made me have a different experience of this book. It was great though and I would definitely recommend.
Title – Siege and Storm
Author – Leigh Bardugo
Genre – YA, fantasy, romance
Rating – ⭐️⭐️⭐️
Format – e-book/audiobook
Thoughts – I started reading this some time at the end of last year physically, I put it down because I was just bored. I picked up the audiobook to finish, and I actually enjoyed the rest of it. I’m not sure if I’m going to read the last book but I guess I may as well at this point. I love Mal but Alina is getting power hungry.
Title – Six of Crows
Author – Leigh Bardugo
Genre – YA, fantasy
Rating – 5 stars
Format – audiobook
Thoughts – I absolutely loved this, I wasn’t successful reading it physically I tried 3 times. It was confusing I was sure how to pronounce some of the names and it was following a lot of people. I picked up the audiobook and listened to it through the first time, I enjoyed it but thought I needed to listen to it again to get a thorough understanding. Once I finished it the first time, I immediately started it over. The gaps started filling in and I was really understanding and falling in love with the characters and the story. I really love all of them Kaz, Inej, Matthias, Nina, Wylan, and Jesper. Literally all of each of them has a person, it’s really cute. The banter and flirting between Jesper and Wylan. Nina being herself and not caring what anyone thinks, Inej being a badass and constantly showing why she’s needed. Matthias wants to be this big mean guy so bad when really he’s such a sweetheart who had his heart broken. 😩 I just want Nina and Matthias to be together. Kaz is so funny and he’s too crazy. I really loved Six of a Crows and can’t wait to read Crooked Kingdom!! NO MOURNERS, NO FUNERALS!!!
I started this blog because I just recently started a BookTube channel. I wanted another form of outlet to discuss books in depth, recommend books, and review books!
2. What are some fun and unique things you can bring to book blogging?
I will be bringing a passion for reading and discussing books as well as my thoughts about books!
3. What are you most excited for about this new blog?
I’m excited for connecting with new people recommending my favorite books,discussing books, and people reading my ratings/reviews.
4. Why do you love reading?
I have always loved reading since I was 4-5 years old, for birthdays or holidays I would always ask for books. I loved going to the library and just being at peace with the books. Picking up books allows me to escape into a fictional world.
5. What series or book got you into reading?
What immediately comes to mind for me is A Series of Unfortunate Events, Twilight by Stephanie Meyer, Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead and the Kite Runner by Khalid Hosseini.
6. What questions would you ask your favorite authors?
For me honestly I don’t have a list of questions.
7. What challenges do you think starting a blog will be the hardest to overcome?
I think it will be consistently posting on my blog but honestly I have so many ideas for content! Also my goal is to write more indepth and mini reviews for every book I read.
8. When did you start reading?
4-5 years old
9. Where do you read?
I read in bed, outside on the porch, or anywhere near the sun or the beach.
10. What kind of books do you read?
My favorite genres to read are Fantasy, Sci-fi, historical fiction, suspense/thriller, horror and African American fiction.