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Tuesday, December 19, 2017

4 Anticipated Sequels That Will Make it Even Easier for Me to Say Bye to 2017

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2017 has been an absolute garbage year not just on a political level but like a personal level (for me at least.) Back in 2016, I was so excited to bid the year adieu and yet here we are, again. I am not particularly looking forward to 2018 because wow, what a scary path ahead of us, but there are some books coming out that I’ve been waiting for since before I was born and I just wanted to scream about them for a little bit to make myself feel a little bit more pumped to bid this year GOODBYE.

1. Trouble Never Sleeps by Stephanie Tromly

I’ve been waiting for this book since 2016 and its unfair that I still have to waitttt. If you haven’t read this series, its very Sherlock-y with lots of banter and you SHOULD read these books.

2. Blood of a Thousand Skies by Rhoda Belleza

Empress of a Thousand Skies was one of the few books that won a 5 star rating from me this year. It also happened to have ended on a very high note and I just really want the sequel, okay???? Someone needs to give it to me.

3. Third Book in the Lady Helen Series by Alison Goodman

I cannot believe I am going to have to wait until later in 2018 for the OTP that made me create an OTP of pain shelf on my GR. I am probably not going to survive the wait. I HURT. SOMEONE JUST GIVE ME THIS BOOK RIGHT NOW???

4. What Lies Between You and Me by Courtney Milan

OMFG. I JUST WANT TO BE REUNITED WITH ADAM, MY 55 YO SON and I JUST WANT TO READ HIS STORY. I already passed away as a result of my anticipation.

What sequels are you most anticipating next year? Any series on my list you should DEFINITELY get on top of now so you can flail when the sequels come out?

Reading for the Holidays

Posted by on 12/15/2017 • 1 Comment

‘Tis the season and you might be craving a book reflective of the season to read. Well don’t you worry, I did ~some~ work to compile a list of some recent-ish releases to get you in the mood for the holidays!

  Picture Books Queen of the Hanukkah Dosas by Pamela Ehrenberg

If the title and cute cover doesn’t sell you on this one, I don’t know what will. I heard the title and I knew I needed this adorable picture book in my life.

Fred and the Lumberjack by Steven Weinberg

This adorable little picture book isn’t centered around any holiday but its still such a goo read for the season. Its got a little beaver who just wants to make a new friend and a home. 10/10 cuteness rating.

5 Books I Am Thankful For

Posted by on 11/23/2017 • 3 Comments

Happy Thanksgiving Guys!!!!!!!! Long time no see?? I just finished my last finals of undergrad so it’s definitely been a busy time for me but I am home now and have more time to spend blogging. I don’t necessarily celebrate Thanksgiving but (its tragic history aside) I do like taking a moment to reflect on the various things I am grateful for this year. Right now, I am extremely grateful to all my friends without whom I am not sure I would have survived the year. I am, as always, thankful to my fam and books. So without further ado, here is a list of 5 books I am grateful exist.

1. American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang

I feel like, at some point, people are…

3 MORE books to add to your halloween TBR

Posted by on 10/24/2017 • 1 Comment

With Halloween a week away, I think we all gotta get in gear to read some horror books and watch some horror movies. I am a scardy-cat so I don’t read halloween-y books all the time and when I have horror recommendations, they are the same books regurgitated. That’s why, instead of resharing old recs, I am going to just keep the list short and recommend three books out this year that would be great for that Halloween TBR.

1. And Then There Were Four by Nancy Werlin

I did a Like/Try/Why for this book a while ago but if you’re too lazy to check it out (which, I feel so no hard feelings), AND THEN THERE WERE FOUR is a psychological thriller with turns to turn your head. Also,…

5 Ultimate OTP Meet-Cutes

Posted by on 10/19/2017 • 4 Comments

1. Alex, Approximately by Jenn Bennett

The MCs are internet buds but when they meet IRL, they don’t know that it’s the other person and its an awkward first meeting.

2. Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder

The MCs meet because one of them is about to be executed and one of them is the one making that decision… 😉

3. Angelfall by Susan Ee

The MCs meet when one of them finds the other “broken and wingless on the street.”

4. The Dark Days Club by Alison Goodman

The MCs kind of meet when one of them falls head first into a world they didn’t know they existed? One of them is a sketchy little shit too… Also, the OTP in this reason is why I created my OTP…

7 Books Out 2017 That I Still Need To Read

Posted by on 09/20/2017 • 9 Comments

I am the self-proclaimed queen of lists (fight me) but since I started school, I haven’t had much time to be creative and come up with fun book-ish lists. I’ve also been staring at my TBR pile with guilt because so many amazing books have already come out in the year 2017 that I haven’t read it and I need to get ON TOP OF MY SHIT. SO. This list is an ode to those books. I’ll read them someday, y’all.

1. The Authentics by Abdi Nazemian

Honestly, this book has such a gorgeous cover and I am here for it. I NEED TO READ MY COPY, FFS *shakes fist at self*

2. The First Rule of Punk by Celia C. Pérez

I didn’t know about The First Rule of Punk…

#PlayWarcross: My Dream Warcross Team

Posted by on 09/04/2017 • 0 Comments

Hello, hello friends. I’ve been sitting on this post for a while because life is hard but also because coming up with the perfect Warcross team is also hard. There are so many good characters to choose from for the individual roles but I really wanted to get together a team that would complement each other in terms of their personalities and help each other make up for their faults. SO. I PRESENT TO YOU:


Team Captain: The captain has the most difficult task of leading a group of rag-tags so finding the person fit for the job requires a lot of thought and care. While there are many great people out there capable of being a leader, I went with Yelena from Poison Study because even…

5 Middle Grade Novels That Will Change Your Life

Posted by on 08/11/2017 • 4 Comments

The Golden Compass changed my life when I was a kid and after more than a decade since the release of The Amber Spyglass, we are FINALLY FINALLY FINALLY getting a spin-off series that will hopefully cure me of the book-hangover I still have from reading The Amber Spyglass. I feel like middle grade is so constantly overlooked though so I decided I needed to do a post shouting out to my favorites!

1. Rooftoppers by Katherine Rundell

This book has been out for a while but I didn’t read it until earlier this year after which, I promptly put it on my 2017 favorites shelf because it was SO AMAZING. It gave me The Thief Lord vibes but in Paris with violins and rooftops.

2. Criss Cross by Lynne Rae Perkins…