Book Blogger Confessions Tag

1. Which book – most recently – did you not finish?
Oh Boy, I could mention several but the most recent would be Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake. It’s a reread and a part of me thinks it’s why I’ve put it down and haven’t felt the urge to pick it up again.

2. Which book is your guilty pleasure?
Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout was a huge guilty pleasure of mine. I also have a thing for mail order bride short stories which is really weird but totally true. There’s something about the concept of a mail order bride and the whole happily ever after in a short time that’s addictive to me. I could finish three of them in a night.

3. Which book do you love to hate?
The second book in that one Jennifer L. Armentrout series. I can’t think of the name of it but the first book was White Hot Kiss. To be super honest with you I’ve sort of burned that second book out of my mind and really just want to pretend I never read it in the first place. That first book though was amazing and to be totally honest with you I really enjoyed complaining about how horrible that second book was. Still do from time to time.

4. Which book would you throw into the sea?
My Lady Jane when I was reading it. I did not enjoy it nearly as much as I thought I would.

5. Which book have you read the most?
The first four books in the Artemis Fowl series tied with the second and third books in the Harry Potter series.

6. Which book would you hate to receive as a present?
I got Lord of the Flies for Christmas once and staring at it on my bookshelf gives me wicked flashbacks. Poor, poor Piggy.
Okay, I know that wasn’t really an answer to the question but I can’t 100% think of a book I would hate to receive as a gift.
7. Which book could you not live without?
The entire Artemis Fowl series tied with the Lord of the Rings trilogy. They both meant so much to me growing up and helped me get through a lot of traumatic situations/issues.

8. Which book made you the angriest?
That one Jennifer L. Armentrout book that I refuse to name or think about.

9. Which book made you cry the most?
That’d have to be a tie between Illuminae and the first time I read Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe.

10. Which book cover do you hate the most?
I really can’t think of one right now.

The Anything But Books Tag

Now, this is a tag that I’ve seen swirling around YouTube for quite some time and I’ve always wanted to do it and since I’m in a reading slump I figured now might be a good time to fulfill that want.

1. Name a cartoon that you love.
CatDog is a cartoon I’ve been thinking about a lot lately. It was so weird and awesome and I just loved Dog so much.
2. What is your favorite song right now?
What Do I Know? by Ed Sheeran. That song is ten levels of amazing you guys.
3. What could you do for hours that isn’t reading?
Listening to music. I listen to music whenever I’m not reading. It’s on when I do the dishes, when I wash laundry, and when I sit around and do nothing. It’s never on when I read though.
4. What is something you love to do that your followers would be surprised by?
I adore the Hamilton the Musical Soundtrack. I also love Dirty Dancing and Clueless. Hamilton is just a blessing to the world and Clueless and Dirty Dancing are such genius teen movies you guys. I love them so much. Oh and I’m obsessed with Repo! the Genetic Opera. One time I watched it three days in a row. If that’s not obsession I’m not sure what it. I also really love making cheesecake.
5. What is your favorite unnecessarily specific thing to learn about?
I used to be really obsessed with the Tudor Monarchy. Wanted to learn everything about them that I could.
6. What is something unusual that you know how to do?
Is it weird that the only thing I can think of is how I’m double jointed in my shoulders and can move them so that there’s a dimple in my arm? Because that’s really all I can think about.
7. Name something you made in the last year and show us if you can.
I made this cake. Early anniversary present for me and the loserface.
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8. What is your most recent personal project?
I started planning out a story a few months ago and really want to be able to get back to working on it one of these days. I also started this blog very recently and consider it a personal project of sorts.
9. Tell us something that you think about often?
Tattoos. Cupcakes. Glitter.
10. Give us something that is your favorite.
The movie Steel Magnolias. If I had to pick a favorite movie ever it’d be that one.
11. Say the first thing that pops into your head.
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The New Disney Princess Book Tag!

Hey guys,

Sorry, I haven’t been around a lot this month, school has been a huge pain but I have a tag for you guys!

I was tagged by the lovely JessicaMarie493 to do this tag and am super excited to jump right into it. But first, the rules:

  • Mention where you saw the tag/thank whoever tagged you
  • Tag me and Mandy with our posts so we can check out the wonderful Princess fun throughout the blog world (Mandy’s link & Jessica’s link)
  • Play a game of tag at the end!

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Snow White

This Book (like the Movie) Started It All
Favorite Debut Book From an Author 

Oh goodness! I feel like I’m going to have to give this one to Harry Potter because it was such a magical debut novel and honestly if it weren’t for that and the Artemis Fowl series (and LoTR admittedly) I wouldn’t be anywhere close to being the reader I am today.

Cinderella

Cinderella

A Diamond in the Rough
Just Like Cinderella, You Either Didn’t Expect Much Out of This Character in the Beginning But they Turned Out to Be a Total Gem

That’d go to Julius Root from the Artemis Fowl series. At first he seemed to be this sort of antagonistical boss type character who just orders one of our protagonists around but in the end, he sort of grew on me quite a bit and I kind of fell in love with the old guy. Also, in the Opal Deception- I cried real tears during his moment. Real tears.

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Aurora

Sleeping Beauty
A Book That Makes You Sleepy or Just Could Not Hold Your Attention

God, can this sort of go to every book I’ve been reading lately? I’m honestly not sure what’s wrong with me but I’ve been in the worst kind of slump lately.

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Ariel

Under the Sea
A Book With a Water/Ocean Setting

I’m going to go with a classic here and say Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier and good God did it give me the creeps when I read it in high school. Not since reading Jane Eyre has a story of the other woman kept me up at night and not for like scary reasons either but just the bizarre-ness of it all.

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Belle

Beauty and the Books
Name a Book With the Best Bookworm/Book Lover

I’m for sure going to have to go with Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout on this one tied closely with Firebug by Lish McBride. I mean, one runs a book blog and the other runs a bookstore. What screams book lover more than that?

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Jasmine

The Thief and the Princess
Name Book with an Unlikely Love Story (Either in Terms of Romance or a Book You Didn’t Expect to Love So Much)

I did not expect to love Carry On by Rainbow Rowell as much as I did. I also did not expect to ship Simon and Baz as hard as I did/do. I’ve even gone so far as to put sticker quotes on my bookshelf of some of the things they’ve said to each other and honestly, I think about that book/them all the time. Also, I need that paperback super bad.

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Pocahontas

The Real Life Princess
Name a Book that is Based on a Real Life Person You Want to Read/Have Read

I used to be a huge fan of the Royal Diaries series. Princesses were my thing as a kid. Another book I would recommend would be The Heretic Queen by Michelle Moran. It’s based on Nefertari, niece to Nefertiti who later becomes a Queen in her own right when she marries Ramesses the Great. I loved it.

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Mulan

The Princess that Saved Her Country
Name the Fiercest Heroine You Know

Ava from Firebug and Pyromantic by Lish McBride is a total badass who protects her own. ‘Nough said. Seriously though, I love and admire her so much and if you haven’t read Firebug yet, you need to.

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Tiana

The Princess With The Coolest And Most Diverse Crew
Name a diverse book whether it is a diverse set of characters (like Tiana’s group of Naveen, Louis, Ray, and more) or just diverse in general

There are two books that come to mind that are very diverse in their own ways. The first is If I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo a book that has not only stuck with me but that had also opened up a whole new world for me and really just made me think. The other book which was told in a way that I wasn’t quite used to and invoked beautiful images in my mind was A Time to Dance by Padma Venkatraman. Both books were #OWNVOICES as well.

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Rapunzel

Let Your Longggggg Hair Down
Name the Longest Book You’ve Ever Read

I’m cheating slightly because I haven’t finished it yet but I have read over 700 pages of it so I feel like it counts. That book is Game of Thrones, a book which I feel is sort of long for no reason at times. Swear it’s going to take me years to finish it and I’ve only got a little over 100 pages left.

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Merida

I Determine My Own Fate
A Book Where There is No Love Story/Interest or Isn’t Needed

Sometimes I wish Harry Potter didn’t have a love story. Honestly, there are times that I feel like Harry Potter didn’t really have a love story. I mean, it all sort of came out of nowhere and outside of Ron/Hermione felt a bit rushed. I also hear that This Savage Song doesn’t have a love story and I find that very intriguing.

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Anna/Elsa

Frozen Hearts
A Book in a Winter/Cold Setting

I always imagined that it was cold in the Grisha Trilogy though I can’t remember if it actually was or not.

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Moana

How Far I’ll Go
A Character That Goes on a Journey

Allison from the Immortal Rules goes on a pretty long journey in the first book. Penryn from Penryn and the End of Days series is another character that goes on a journey. Both are very good reads and also happen to be series that I haven’t finished yet. Might need to remedy that soon.

I don’t really know enough bloggers to tag anyone specific just yet but if you want to do this consider yourself tagged.

Mini Review: Lumberjanes Vol. One

Can we just talk about how awesome the first volume of Lumberjanes was? Can I please just squeal in delight for a few minutes? Because it was grand, like really, really grand.

God, I loved it so much. 

I’m not even sure I can form enough coherent sentences to tell you why you need to read this comic but I am definitely going to try.

Lumberjanes is something that has been on my radar for quite awhile now, even before I read Nimona but it wasn’t until recently that I was actually able to read it through the prime reading little bonus thing that Amazon does (bless them). You see, every now and then amazon has graphic novels/comics available for amazon prime members to read for free- typically they’re the first volume or first couple of volumes in a series- anyways, that’s how I ended up reading this amazing thing (also, how I ended up reading the first volume of Scott Pilgrim which was golden) but anyways, I’m rambling- on to the review.

Lumberjanes is about girl power. It is full of cute and amazingly epic art and the characters- goodness, the characters are amazing humans who are super diverse and use names of famous people in place of swear words, or any other sort of exclamation (think holy cow batman except replace batman with Bessie Coleman). Did I mention that they also speak in pop culture references which is something I adore? Because they do and it is amazing.

Anyway, my husband wants to watch tv and I’m not sure I gave a really coherent review of this book anyway but guys, please for the love of kitten holy, read this- please.

You won’t even come close to regretting it.

Amber

Subscription Box Review: My YA Reading Club

Hi guys,

I’m here to talk to you about a subscription box that I haven’t heard much talk about online and that box is the My YA Reading Club box. My YA Reading Club is a subscription service that costs 14.99 per month plus shipping and handling. It usually ships around the 1st of the month and auto renews somewhere around the 15th. With the My YA Reading Club box you get two books and a movie with the choice of choosing between the Real World (Contemporary), Fantasy, or Surprise Me options.

I’ve gotten three boxes from My YA Reading Club and have enjoyed each box for the most part. Each book I’ve gotten so far has been really interesting as well as something I’d never seen before. All books are hardcovers and the DVD is always brand new as well (not new as in new release, new as in wrapped).

As you can see the box comes with a pretty deep blue colored tissue paper with none of those little annoying squiggles in sight. The DVD is always the first thing you see and this month it was Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (something my son was super excited to see). Now, I’ve actually heard of The 100 (obviously) but I have not heard of the book that came with it, Restoring Harmony, but I have to say that the synopsis for it sounds pretty great:

The year is 2041. Sixteen-year-old Molly McClure has lived a relatively quiet life on an isolated farming island in Canada, but when her family fears the worst may have happened to her grandparents in the US, Molly must brave the dangerous, chaotic world left after global economic collapse. One of massive oil shortages, rampant crime, and abandoned cities. Molly is relieved to find her grandparents alive in their Portland suburb, but they are financially ruined and practically starving. What should have been a quick trip turns into a full-fledged rescue mission. And when Molly witnesses something the local crime bosses wishes she hadn’t, Molly’s only way home may be to beat them at their own game. Luckily, there’s a handsome stranger who’s willing to help.

Doesn’t that sound awesome?

My YA Reading Club can be found on Cratejoy along with the other boxes the company offers (My Sci-Fi Club being one of them)

Please feel free to let me know what you think of this month’s My YA Reading Club box, what subscription boxes you enjoy, or anything else that might cross your mind.

Amber

Top 5 Wednesday: Books as Event Themes

Hello you saucy people you,

At first, I was a bit confused by the topic chosen for this week’s Top 5 Wednesday post. I was also really, really, unsure that I would be able to come up with five books that would make good event/party themes because I’m just not the party throwing or party going sort of gal but once I sat down to really think about it I realized that I just might have five books in mind.

So without further ado let’s get on with it,

  1. Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake.

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Can you imagine it? An event centered around the poisoner parties? I mean that aesthetic. It is officially goals. Of course, I’m just talking about the ambiance, lighting, and overall mood of the event, not necessarily the death-inducing food since we’re not exactly blessed with an immunity to dangerous and life threatening poisons. But seriously, that dark dinner vibe with the banquet style layout and the all black clothing/decor and do I even need to mention the snakes? Warms my little Slytherpuff heart.

2. Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

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Now hear me out, an Illuminae themed laser tag party. Can you imagine? We could have opposing sides, someone playing the role of the super crazy A.I., and maybe even like a room where there’s like a bounce house type vibe. I’d say anti-gravity chamber but come on guys, the likelihood of that ever happening is pretty darn slim but still, a space themed laser battle? I’m in and it doesn’t even exist.

3. I Hate Fairyland by Skottie Young

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Yes, I am aware that this is a comic but honestly, I’ve just always wanted to throw a party with bright whimsical colors where everyone has to dress in a sort of fairyland aesthetic. It’s just pleasing to me and while I wouldn’t want the death, destruction or the potential bar fight I would be lying if I said that my friends and I didn’t swear like the characters in this book do because- we do. See? I’m not that ashamed to admit it.

4. Firebug by Lish McBride

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Now, my reason behind this is simple. I want to go to the club/restaurant that serves as the headquarters for the gang of miscreants that live in this story. Every floor of it just sounds so friggin cool and wonderful (okay, maybe not the bottom floor of doom but that gets turned into a pretty decent office/operations setting in the second book, Pyromantic). Who wouldn’t want to throw an event where things are heaven and hell themed?

5. The Selection by Kiera Cass

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Yes, I am fully aware that this is on a lot of people’s lists but hey, who doesn’t want an excuse to eat like a potential future princess and wear a gorgeous ass ball gown? I do.

Well, there you have it, my top 5 book inspired event themes.

Honorable mention goes to the comic book series Scott Pilgrim because that whole series and movie are everything to me. I mean seriously, a video game themed party and not the typical pac-man stuff? Who wouldn’t be in favor of that? And besides, it’d give me excuse to rock some pink hair.

Manga Monday Pt. 1

Hello World!

We’re going to start a new thing around here which is Manga Monday! Basically, this is my excuse to talk to you about manga something I love like a third child. Every week I shall suggest two to three manga series for you to check out. Each suggestion will come with a small blurb of an explanation as to what the manga is about and then I shall give you my potentially random reasons why you should check them out.

Alrighty then, now that we’ve got the boring bit out of the way, let’s bring on the suggestions!

Demon Diary

What it’s about: Demon Diary while technically a Korean manhwa was the very first manga related thing I ever read. Centering on Raenef, a newly appointed demon lord and former street orphan, the story focuses on his adjustment to his new life and daily interactions with Eclipse, his demon mentor and numerous other people he meets throughout his adventures.

Why you should read it: Now Demon Diary isn’t big on adventure though numerous crazy and out of the ordinary things do happen to Raenef on his journey of demon lordship but it is incredibly big on heart and laughs. Seriously, this book is insanely heartwarming and cute. It also focuses on the best cast of characters I’ve seen in a manga and they are all characters I have thought about constantly through the years. Curious as to the day to day adventures of a child demon lord? Read this book. Don’t think it’s for you? Try it anyway. Seriously, I don’t think you’ll regret it.

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What it’s about: Hibiki’s Magic is a Japanese manga written by Jun Maeda and illustrated by Rei Izumi. It focuses on Hibiki, student/apprentice to a skilled wizard named Shirotsuki who ends up having to become a teacher at a magical school to students older than her despite her lack of talent at making things outside of a great cup of tea. Hibiki’s magic centers on her day to day life at the magic school after her teacher gets turned into a squirrel like creature and her interactions with the numerous students and staff there.

Why you should read it: Hibiki’s Magic may only have two volumes released in North America but those two volumes are pure heartwarming gold. Seriously, Hibiki’s Magic is a balm to the soul on a bad day. Filled with beautiful art and a main character that is stronger and so much better than she thinks Hibiki’s Magic is well, magical. Plus, it’s created by some of the people behind .hack. Where can you go wrong? Oh and I feel like I have to mention the amazing cast of characters that Hibiki interacts with because they are top notch. One of them is a really snazzy kid named Ahito who hates magic and there’s also a homunculus who decides to name herself Shiraasan that can create big guns out of thin air. Did I mention that she’s hilariously badass? Because she is.

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What it’s about: Chobits tells the story of Hideki Motosuwa, who finds an abandoned persocom (or personal computer) who he names Chi. Throughout the story Hideki and Chi discover the secrets of her origins and explore the relationship between computers and humans.

Why you should read it: Excuse the not so great summary of Chobits, it’s been ages since I’ve read it but in no way does that mean I don’t still think about it because I do, a lot. Chobits was one of the first classic manga I’d ever read, the whole series thrust upon me by my best friend who decided that I needed it in my life. Let me tell you, I will forever be thankful for that not only because it introduced me to CLAMP, an amazing group of manga creators but it also just put me in this world where robots could be human despite the fact that they might not have been intended to act like humans or have real feelings and so what if I ended up shipping a guy with a computer, I don’t feel weird about it.

Well that’s all for today. Please feel free to comment below letting me know what you think of the manga I’ve suggested, if you’ve read them, thought about reading them or have some manga series that you feel like I might be interested in reading.

Until next time,

Amber

 

Top 5 Wednesday: Favorite SFF/Fantasy Covers

Hi, guys!

It’s time for another top 5 Wednesday post. I know, I know- I can’t believe it either.

Bring on the smexy covers, in no particular order of course.

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Firebug by Lish McBride

I’m not sure what it is that attracts me to this cover the most. Maybe it’s the fire shooting out of her hands. Maybe it has something to do with how amazing the fire looks or how realistic the hand position is or how it sort of reminds me of fire shooting out of a dragon’s mouth. Whatever it is, I am here for it. Also, that tagline. Doesn’t it just pull you in? It definitely had that effect on me.

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The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa

This cover man. This cover gives me so much nostalgia it isn’t even funny. You see, I used to have these sexy vampire posters on my ceiling and well, to be completely honest with you part of the reason I wanted to read this book in the first place was because the cover reminded me so much of that period during my teenage years. It didn’t hurt that the book ended up being pretty darn great either.

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Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

Ok so, my love of this book has everything to do with my love of space and just how friggen spacey it looks. I mean come on, it’s got stars all over it and the cloud effect? Gah. Also, I love the whole you shouldn’t be reading this vibe the book throws off. This cover makes me happy, as did the book.

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Carry On by Rainbow Rowell

This cover just makes me happy okay? I love it so much and literally fangirled so hard when I first saw it and sure, I own the hardcover edition of this book but that’s not going to stop me from buying this paperback version as soon as I get some money. It’s glorious and I need it so very badly.

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For a Few Demons More by Kim Harrison

There’s just something about a woman stalking towards a creepy how in a sexy dress and fuck me heels that I just cannot get enough of.

So there’s that- 5 of my favorite science fiction and fantasy covers. I’m sure I have more but these were quite honestly the ones that came to my head the fastest so this list may change fairly quickly, especially as I read more books.

Amber

April Wrap-Up and May TBR

Hi, guys!

I’m weirdly excited as this is my very first wrap up on this blog. Makes me feel like a real blogger having to write one up lol

This month I read a total of 8 books. Of these, 2 were graphic novels/comics and 1 was a book that had been started a few months prior. Oh and 1 book was a bit too embarrassing a read for me to mention here but there is a review on my Goodreads page.

Now I’m a bit nervous about making this wrap-up but I will try my best to make this as painless an experience as possible.

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Ms. Marvel Vol. 1 (5 stars)

Ms. Marvel: No Normal was the first book or rather, comic that I read this month and goodness, I loved it so much. Now, I’m not the biggest comic book fan- Well, I am sort of… I like superheroes and I want to read comics so bad but sometimes it’s really hard to figure out where to start when there are just so many backlist comics out there but the awesome thing about Ms. Marvel centers on a brand new Ms. Marvel rather than being another iteration of the Ms. Marvel of old and God, I love her so much.  Kamala Khan is such a relatable heroine and I love how they incorporated her religion and heritage into the story with very little fanfare. Truly, Kamala is a breath of fresh air- a teenager anyone could see themselves in who just so happened to leap into an extraordinary situation while still, in a way being as normal as possible. Also, her best guy friend (whose name escapes me right now) is amazing. I love him so much.

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Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake (3.5 stars)

Three Dark Crowns was one of the books I started around Jan. or Feb. and I’m not 100% sure why it took me so long to get through, only that it did. Probably had something to do with the fact that my son was hoarding my kindle and my lazy self didn’t feel like lugging the actual physical book around -rolls eyes- I didn’t find Three Dark Crowns to be as good as the other books I’ve read by Kendare Black. It was slow at first and while I did enjoy the fact that the book paid equal attention to each of the Queens I did not enjoy the fact that after some time had passed that the POVs seemed to stick to just two of the queens or two of the queens and Jules. Actually, I hated that Jules had more of a presence in the book than Arsinoe, a character that ended up being a real favorite of mine and while this book was only a 3.5 for me, I am looking forward to reading the next book in the series.

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If I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo (5 stars)

If I Was Your Girl was the book on everyone’s diversity bingo sheet. It was insanely hyped and for awhile there I was a bit apprehensive about reading it. One day however it wound up on sale in the kindle store and I went ahead and bought it. I had wanted to read another book with a trans main character (Peter Darling being the first one I’d read) and also happened to be in the rare mood to read a contemporary. Boy, was I not disappointed with this book. It hit me right in the feels and had me feeling every emotion there was. I laughed, I cried, I fangirled hard- I awwed like a schoolgirl. It was a great time and just- a necessary read I think because it gave me an entirely new perspective on the life of a trans MC and I honestly think everyone should read this book.

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The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness (5 stars)

This was another book I read due to a sale in the kindle store. It also happened to be another not only five star read but another 1 day read as well. The Rest of Us Just Live Here took the chosen one trope and turned it on its head, creating a book that centered not on the chosen ones saving the world but on the ordinary kid trying to make it to graduation and hoping his school didn’t get destroyed until after he managed to graduate. It dealt with OCD, friendship, and love in a relatable and delicate/believable way and was honestly just a whole lot of fun.

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I Hate FairyLand Vol. 1: Madly Ever After (4 stars)

Now I’ve already done a review of Volume one of I Hate Fairyland so I won’t say much about it here except that it was hilariously amazing and I need to buy the second volume stat.

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White Hot Kiss by Jennifer L. Armentrout (4.5 stars)

Another book I have managed to do a review on. Not going to say much about this book except that it was a really promising first book in a series.

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Stone Cold Touch by Jennifer L. Armentrout (3 stars)

I wanted to love this book. I really, really wanted to love this book. Unfortunately, I only barely liked this book. It started out somewhat promising but once I managed to get 60% through it I found myself skim reading to get to the good parts and quite honestly, when the book ended I found myself cringing whenever I thought about reading the last book in the series so I ended up reading a spoiler filled review instead and I’m so glad I did that instead of forcing myself through the hell that book probably would’ve been for me. -cries- I had such high hopes for this series too.

May TBR

So I don’t really have a fully formed tbr for this month just yet however, I do have a few books that I would enjoy attempting to read and a couple that I’d really like to finish.

The Books I’d Like to Finish Are: Plus One by Elizabeth Fama, King’s Rising by C.S. Pacat and Opal by Jennifer L. Armentrout

The Books I Want to Start Reading Are: Hold Me Closer Necromancer by Lish McBride, A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas, The Struggle by L.J. Smith, and Labyrinth Lost by Zoraida Cordova.

There you have it, my first ever wrap-up.

Top 5 Wednesday: Authors You Want to Read More From

Hi guys,

I’d like to welcome you to my first top 5 Wednesday post. Now, Top 5 Wednesday is a tag that I love following on Youtube. It was created by Lainey of GingerReadsLainey and is currently being moderated by Sam from ThoughtsonTomes.

This week’s topic for Top 5 Wednesday is Authors You Want to Read More From, now this can be authors you’ve just read one book from or a few books from. The only rule is that you have to want to read more by them.

So without further adieu, let’s get into it:

Author 1: Jennifer L. Armentrout

I know I’ve been talking about her a lot recently but I was only recently introduced to her work. I think it was JBookLover that made me really want to check her out due to her love of the Lux series. It was something that I’d heard mentioned a few times around youtube but it wasn’t until she mentioned it and talked about how much she loved and enjoyed it that I finally decided to give it a chance. Of course, I devoured the first two books within a day and a half and I immediately needed more. I have since gone on to read a portion of book three and all of White Hot Kiss which is the first book in the Dark Elements series and already, I just need more from her. I just need it, kay?

Author 2: Jaye Wells

Jaye Wells is an urban fantasy/paranormal romance author and to my knowledge, she has written three series in total. I read and loved her first series the Sabina Kane series. It centered around a half vampire half witch protagonist, her mage love interest and her demon companion who turns into a hairless cat whenever she tells him to. The book was quite honestly, hilarious and did not manage to get slow at all until around book 5 which was actually the last in the series. I haven’t managed to read any of her other series yet but I really, really want to.

Author 3: Lish McBride

Oh my God you guys, Lish McBride is amazing. Trust me, if you haven’t read a thing by her please go rectify that now because she is the wit queen. I’ve only read 1 1/2 books by her (Firebug and 1/2 of Pyromantic) but words cannot even begin to describe my love for these books. They’re just so darn clever and unique and feature a full cast of amazingly interesting characters. There’s romance, elemental magic, general badassery and so much more. Also, romance while definitely in this book is nowhere near the main theme of it. No, that’d be friendship and guys, do I even need to explain how great that is for me as a reader? Being able to read a book where romance takes a backseat to friendship/familial themes is just such a breath of fresh air. And I just need more of her writing. Honestly, I need it so bad I’m planning on picking up Hold Me Closer Necromancer just as soon as I’m done with Pyromantic.

Author 4: C.J. Redwine

I sort of feel like I’m cheating listing her because I haven’t actually read any of her work yet. I mean sure I’ve read the beautiful excerpts she posts on her facebook page and trust me, they are gorgeously written. I just haven’t managed to read any of her books yet but I need to. God, I need to.

Author 5: Fannie Flagg

I read Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe for the very first time when I was around 18 years old. I have since gone on to read it approximately 10 more times. If I had to pick a favorite book of all time Fried Green Tomatoes would be it. There’s just something about the town and all of its numerous quirky characters that is just soothing to me and while I haven’t read any of her other books I do want to.

Well that’s it guys, my very first top 5 wednesday post. I hope you enjoy reading this as much as I liked writing it.

Amber