Happy Sunday, everyone!
It’s been over a month since I last made a Sunday Post and I’m so surprised that I haven’t written one in so long. This has partially been due to my lack of wifi and computer access but mostly, I’ve forgotten. Continue reading
Title: Lady Midnight
Author: Cassandra Clare
Published by: Simon & Schuster
Publication date: 8th March 2016
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy, Romance
“A gentle boy with a gentle soul, but every soul contains its own opposite, and the opposite of gentleness was ruthlessness—the beautiful wreckage of mercy.”
It’s been years since I read The Mortal Instruments, The Infernal Devices, and the Bane Chronicles. I didn’t think I would step back into the world of shadowhunters but a friend kept insisting that Lady Midnight was worth reading and so when I saw it in paperback with lovely blue pages, I got it. Continue reading
So I’ve only been blogging for close to a year now but I’ve already come across quite a number of people who have some really interesting ideas about what it means to be a blogger and specifically a book blogger. Continue reading
Title: Perfect Ten
Author: L. Philips
Published by: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 6th June 2017
Genres: Young Adult, LGBT, Contemporary
“Apparently Dungeons and Dragons is just as good as Grindr. Who knew?”
*Thank you to the publisher and Netgalley for providing me with an uncorrected proof in exchange for an honest review*
After being single for two years, seventeen year old Sam is lonely and well, desperate. Desperate enough to perform a love spell with the help of his Wiccan best friend Meg, to try and bring Sam’s perfect guy into his life. Despite being incredibly skeptical of Meg’s religion, Sam can’t help but later admit that something must’ve worked as not only does one guy show up, but three- Gus, the French foreign exchange student; Travis, the college dropout and lead guitarist of the band Liquid, and Jamie, the sophomore art prodigy. And then there’s Landon, Sam’s ex and also best friend along with Meg, and the long buried feelings from their relationship two years earlier are nearing the surface again. Continue reading
So I think, for the most part, a lot of us (even as readers) didn’t/don’t enjoy a lot of the required readings we were given in school. There’s actually only one book listed here that I had to read in high school, one that I read in university, and the rest that I read with a private tutor during high school. My school’s required readings were pretty atrocious and I may go into that someday but not in this post. Anyway, there are always a few gems and so I’m going to highlight my favorite required readings today! Continue reading
Title: A Gathering of Shadows
Author: V.E. Schwab
Published by: Tor Books
Publication date: 17th January 2017
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult
“I want to live, but getting close to death is the only way to feel alive. And once you do, it makes you realize that everything you were actually doing before wasn’t actually living. It was just making do.”
*spoilers ahead if you haven’t read A Darker Shade of Magic, the first book of the trilogy* Continue reading
Hello everyone, hope you’re all well!
Today I thought I would share one of my favorite parts of a book-the dedication page. I love dedication pages. They make me feel like I’m listening in on a private conversation between the author and someone else. And along with all the thousands of others who will read that book, of course. These are some of my favorites, from books I have and haven’t read. Hope you enjoy!
“To my wonderful readers:
Sorry about that last cliff-hanger.
Well, no, not really. HAHAHAHA.
But seriously, I love you guys.”
-Rick Riordan, The House of Hades
Happy Sunday, everyone!
I’m finally done with the school term and I am officially on summer holiday! Woohoo! Freedom! Continue reading
Title: Everything Leads to You
Author: Nina LaCour
Published by: Speak
Publication date: 5th May 2015
Genres: Young Adult, Contemporary, LGBT, Romance
“Because in the conversation beneath this one, what we’re really saying is I am an imperfect person. Here are my failures. Do you want me anyway?”
This book was so lovely and brought me to tears at the end. It had a wonderfully happy ending and it was the perfect pick me up after a long month of not reading anything due to school. This book is full of love, mystery and the small things that make up a person. It was insightful, well written, and really held onto me, even in the early moments of the book. Continue reading