The Space Between Worlds Micaiah Johnson – Book review

The Space Between Worlds Micaiah Johnson – Book review

Title : The Space Between Worlds Author : Micaiah Johnson Genre : Adult LGBTQ Fantasy Sci-fi Pages : 336 Audiobook & Ebook

Synopsis…

“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…

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.

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Warbreaker Brandon Sanderson – Book review

Warbreaker Brandon Sanderson – Book review

Title : Warbreaker Author : Brandon Sanderson Genre : Adult High Fantasy Published : 2009 Pages : 688

Synopsis…

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.

My thoughts…

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 🌸✨🦋

Readerly Gist

The King of Crows Libba Bray – Book review

The King of Crows Libba Bray – Book review

Title : The King of Crows Author : Libba Bray Genre : YA Fantasy Published : February 4, 2020 Pages : 561

“Beautiful, timely, intoxicatingly real and meticulously researched…do not sleep on this series.”

New York Times bestselling author, Roshani Chokshi

Synopsis…

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

My thoughts…

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 🌸🦋✨.

Readerly Gist – The King of Crows

Before the Devil Breaks you Libba Bray – Book review

Before the Devil Breaks you Libba Bray – Book review

Title : Before the Devil Breaks you (Diviner’s #3) Author : Libba Bray Genre : fantasy, romance Published: October 3, 2017 Pages : 552

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)

Synopsis…

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)

My thoughts…

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. 🌸✨🦋

Readerly Gist – Before the Devil Breaks you

April Wrap-up

April Wrap-up

Hellloo fellow readers, I hope you all are having a great day and being safe. If you guys are here I can only assume it’s because you’re curious as to what I read in April. Well no need to fret friends because I’m going to spill tea on the 13 books I read in the month of April.
Title : Shadow Frost Author : Coco Ma Genre : YA Fantasy Pages : 400

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.

Title : The Sound of Stars Author : Alechia Dow Genre : YA Sci-fi Fantasy Pages : 400

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.

Title : Code Girls Author : Liza Mundy Genre : Nonfiction Pages : 640 Rating : ⭐️⭐️⭐️
Title : Red Sister Author : Mark Lawrence Genre : Adult Fantasy Pages : 469

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 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️.

Title : The Ruin of Kings Author : Jenn Lyons Genre : Adult Fantasy Pages : 560

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 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️.

Title : Grey Sister Author : Mark Lawrence Genre : Adult Fantasy Pages : 416

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.

Title : Ring Shout Author : P. Djeli Clark Genre : Historical fantasy novella Pages : 185

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 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️.

Title : Before the Devil Breaks You Author : Libba Bray Genre : YA Paranormal Fantasy Pages : 552

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 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️.

Title : The King of Crows Author : Libba Bray Genre : YA Paranormal Fantasy Pages : 560

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 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️.

Title : The Unhoneymooners Author : Christina Lauren Genre : Adult Rom-Com Pages : 400

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 🌸✨🦋.

WWW Wednesday 5.5.21

WWW Wednesday 5.5.21

This post was originally hosted by A Daily Rhythm, and revived by Taking on a World of Words. In this post I will share with you what I’m currently reading, what I just finished reading, and what I’ll be reading next.
Title : The Space Between Worlds Author : Micaiah Johnson Genre : Adult LGBTQ Fantasy Sci-fi Pages : 336 Audiobook & Ebook
Title : Trouble the Saints Author : Alaya Dawn Johnson Genre : Historical Fantasy Pages : 345 Audiobook & Ebook
Title : The Unhoneymooners Author : Christina Lauren Genre : RomCom Pages : 434 Audiobook

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.

Title : Grown Author : Tiffany D. Jackson Genre : YA Contemporary, Mystery Thriller Pages : 384 Audiobook

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.

Title : Warbreaker Author : Brandon Sanderson Genre : Adult Fantasy Pages : 688 Audiobook

I have a full review of Warbreaker coming soon on my blog. I really enjoyed this and rated it ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️.

Title : Where Dreams Descend (Kingdom of Cards #1) Author : Janella Angeles Genre : YA Fantasy Pages : 451 Audiobook & Ebook
Title : The Conductors (Murder and Magic #1) Author : Nicole Glover Genre : Adult Historical Fantasy Pages : 422 Audiobook & Ebook
Title : From Blood and Ash (Blood and Ash #1) Author : Jennifer L. Armentrout Genre : Fantasy Romance Pages : 634 Audiobook & Ebook

I hope you all enjoyed this weeks WWW Wednesday post. Stay safe and keep reading and dreaming 🌸✨🦋.

May TBR

May TBR

Hello everyone!! Since I decided to start doing TBR’s this will be my first TBR post! If you’d like to know what I’m planning on reading for the month of May keep reading.
Title : Warbreaker Author : Brandon Sanderson Genre : Adult Fantasy Pages : 688
Title : The Name of all Things (A Chorus of Dragons #2) Author : Jenn Lyons Genre : Adult Epic High Fantasy Pages : 589
Title : The Conductors (Murder and Magic #1) Author : Nicole Glover Genre : Adult Historical Fantasy Pages : 422
Title : From Blood and Ash (Blood and Ash #1) Author : Jennifer L. Armentrout Genre : Fantasy Romance Pages : 634
Title : The Space Between Worlds Author : Micaiah Johnson Genre : Adult LGBTQ Fantasy Sci-fi Pages : 336
Title : Throne of Glass (Throne of Glass #1) Author : Sarah J. Maas Genre : YA Fantasy Pages : 406
Title : The Forest of Souls (Shamanborn #1) Author : Lori M. Lee Genre : YA Fantasy Pages : 400
Title : Red Queen (Red Queen #1) Author : Victoria Aveyard Genre : YA Fantasy Pages : 383
Title : The Crown of Midnight (Throne of Glass #2) Author : Sarah J. Maas Genre : YA Fantasy Pages : 420
Title : Agnes at the End of the World Author : Kelly McWilliams Genre : YA Fantasy Pages : 432
Title : Their Eyes were Watching God Author : Zora Neale Hurston Genre : YA historical fiction Pages : 219
Title : The Eighth Girl Author : Maxine Mei-Fung Chung Genre : Adult Psychological Thriller Pages : 480

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 🦋🌸✨.

Black Sun Rebecca Roanhorse ARC Review

Black Sun Rebecca Roanhorse ARC Review

Title : Black Sun Author : Rebecca Roanhorse Genre : Adult SFF Published : October 31, 2020 Pages : 461

“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.

Synopsis:

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.

My thoughts…

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.

Where to buy…

https://bookshop.org/books/black-sun-9781508283089/9781534437685

https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B084G9YRK3/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?ie=UTF8&qid=1619673597&sr=8-1

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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 🌸✨🦋

Readerly Gist – The Black Sun

WWW Wednesday 4.28.21

WWW Wednesday 4.28.21

This post was originally hosted by A Daily Rhythm, and revived by Taking on a World of Words. In this post I will share with you what I’m currently reading, what I just finished reading, and what I’ll be reading next.

What I’m currently reading…

I’m picking up Warbreaker again after picking it up last year, getting half through and the loan expiring. I just never picked it up again but I’m glad I have and I’m loving it every minute. My favorite character is Lightsong. He’s so sarcastic and nonchalant. I love the politics and magic system in this book as well.
The King of Crows the fourth installment in the Diviner’s series. I’m loving this just as I knew I would. I’ve loved the gang of Diviner’s since the first book. The diversity between characters the friendships and bonds created. The love triangles that should’ve been figured out long time age but regardless. I hope this book brings the closure for the series.

What I just finished

The Ruin of Kings One of my favorites by far, the politics, characters , magic system, and dragons. I mean honestly what more can you ask for in a fantasy. I loved this if you want to know more of my thoughts check out my review. I rated this ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ stars.
Before the Devil Breaks You The third installment in the Diviner’s series. I loved reading this and following my favorite band of diviner’s. Libba Bray did a great job writing these characters. They’re all unique, Evie the main character can be frustrating but Theta, Memphis, Isaiah and Henry make this book so worth it. I’ve never read a book just because I loved the characters so much and needed to know what happened to them. I rated this ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ stars.
Ring Shout was a quick read via audiobook, I really enjoyed this book as well. The unique twist on the story was great and I felt it brought a lot to the story. I rated this ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ stars.

What I’m reading next…

I recently picked up All Systems Red from Libby, I noticed it was available and it’s a quick read. There’s been a lot of hype and talk surrounding this series. I hope I enjoy it love murder bot, and binge it like so many others have.
The second installment in the Chorus of Dragons series. I cannot wait to get back to this world and characters. I loved the first book so much I know I’ll love this one too. I just bought the audiobook from Libro.Fm for this one as well.
I purchased the Conductors audiobook through Libro.Fm a while ago so I think now is a good time to pick up this standalone. I’ve heard only good things about this book, I can’t wait to read it and fall in love.

I hope you enjoyed this weeks WWW, I’ll see you guys Friday with another post. Keep reading and dreaming 🦋✨🌸.

Discussion Post: Contemplating monthly TBR’s 📚

Discussion Post: Contemplating monthly TBR’s 📚

Hello everyone! This post will be short and sweet on why I want to start monthly TBR’s.

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 🌸✨🦋


Book review: The Ruin of Kings Jenn Lyons

Book review: The Ruin of Kings Jenn Lyons

Title : The Ruin of Kings Author : Jenn Lyons Genre : Epic high fantasy Published : February 5, 2019 Pages : 560

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

My thoughts…

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.

Where to buy this book..

https://bookshop.org/books/the-ruin-of-kings/9781250175502

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07C75P1R6?pf_rd_r=0RJV4EVK8XTESMMQBQV3&pf_rd_p=89879054-2e37-4233-9fd7-bd5a93dd076a&pd_rd_r=e446fe35-bb5a-4398-8723-5ea2d6d8253b&pd_rd_w=GVrtl&pd_rd_wg=RTAe0

WWW Wednesday’s 4.21.21

WWW Wednesday’s 4.21.21

This post was originally hosted by A Daily Rhythm, and revived by Taking on a World of Words. In this post I will share with you what I’m currently reading, what I just finished reading, and what I’ll be reading next.

What I’m currently reading..

The Ruin of Kings Jenn Lyons

The Ruin of Kings Jenn Lyons I’m really enjoying this book. The world building and characters are extremely interesting. I’m reading the ebook as well as listening to audio.

What I just finished reading

I picked up HeartStopper on a whim one night while I was working. Let’s just say all it took was the first book and I was hooked. When I got Vol 1 I’m glad I decided to pick up 2 and 3 as well. I binged them all the same night. The first book gave a lot of background on Charlie’s past extremely toxic relationship. These graphic novels show a lot of character growth. They’re heartwarming and honestly just the more you read the more you fall in love with the characters. I loved vol. 2 and 3 the most only because it was more about Nick and Charlie. Their are trigger warnings so definitely check them out if you plan to pick this up. I rated each vol ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ stars.

What I’m reading next..

This is always the hardest question, I have so many unread books on my kindle it’s crazy. I will list a few of the books I’m thinking about starting.

I received this book as an ARC copy from Netgalley a while ago and never picked it up. I’ve heard good things and definitely think I will enjoy this!
I’m hoping to continue on in the A Chorus of dragons series. I’ve been enjoying the Ruin of Kings so I definitely see myself continuing on with the series.
This series has been sitting on my shelf for about a year now. I read ACOTAR last year and loved it, since then I’ve wanted to read SJM’s other series. This book has all the makings to be something I’ll love and I hope I do.
Continuing on in the ACOTAR series. I didn’t read a Court of Frost and Starlight because I didn’t want to be disappointed. I’m beyond excited to dive back into one of my favorite worlds. This book focuses on Cassian and Nesta, I wasn’t a huge fan of Nesta in the beginning but she grew on me. I can’t wait to pick this one up.
I picked this audiobook up last year, I was really enjoying it but I was listening to the audiobook through Libby and my loan ended. I enjoyed the world building, characters and magic system. I can’t wait to pick this book back up again and finish.

I hope you all enjoyed this post, definitely expect more to come. Keep reading and dreaming 🌸🦋✨

April-May Book Haul

April-May Book Haul

I just wanted to share with you guys some books I recently hauled from Book Outlet, Amazon, and Books-a-Million! Some of these books I have read, some I haven’t. I can’t wait to get to the ones I haven’t read and re-read the ones I love!



A Darker Shade of Magic V.E Schwab (Shades of Magic Trilogy #1):

Kell is one of the last Antarimagicians with a rare, coveted ability to travel between parallel Londons; Red, Grey, White, and, once upon a time, Black.

Kell was raised in ArnesRed Londonand officially serves the Maresh Empire as an ambassador, traveling between the frequent bloody regime changes in White London and the court of George III in the dullest of Londons, the one without any magic left to see.

Unofficially, Kell is a smuggler, servicing people willing to pay for even the smallest glimpses of a world they’ll never see. It’s a defiant hobby with dangerous consequences, which Kell is now seeing firsthand.

After an exchange goes awry, Kell escapes to Grey London and runs into Delilah Bard, a cut-purse with lofty aspirations. She first robs him, then saves him from a deadly enemy, and finally forces Kell to spirit her to another world for a proper adventure.

Now perilous magic is afoot, and treachery lurks at every turn. To save all of the worlds, they’ll first need to stay alive.
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I was gifted this by one of my favorite Booktubers Simone from ChasingPages 🙂