Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare

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Author: Cassandra Clare
Published by: Simon & Schuster
Publication date: 8th March 2016
Pages: 698
Genres:  Young Adult,  Fantasy, Romance
Format: Paperback
Source: Purchased

 

“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

ARC Review: Perfect Ten by L. Philips

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Author: L. Philips
Published by: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 6th June 2017
Pages: 352
Genres:  Young Adult, LGBT, Contemporary
Format: Ebook
Source: Netgalley

 

“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

Favorite Required Readings

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

A Gathering of Shadows by V.E. Schwab

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Author: V.E. Schwab
Published by: Tor Books
Publication date: 17th January 2017
Pages: 512
Genres:  Fantasy, Young Adult
Format: Paperback
Source: Purchased

“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

The Personality Book Tag

Hey everyone,

(I have the text on paragraph format but the preview is showing some massive text lol. I won’t have wifi for a while when this goes up so we’re just gonna have to deal with this technical difficulty)

As I am traveling, I am once again posting a tag as they take less brain power to complete haha. I saw this one over on Thrice Read and what really intrigued me was the correlations made between personality type and book characters. While I don’t believe that personality can be completely summed up in brackets like this, I think that there is definitely some truth to MBTI and also, this was really fun to put together anyway. Feel free to tag yourself!

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My Favorite Dedication Pages

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

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Everything Leads to You by Nina LaCour

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Author: Nina LaCour
Published by: Speak
Publication date: 5th May 2015
Pages: 336
Genres:  Young Adult, Contemporary, LGBT, Romance
Format: Paperback
Source: Purchased

“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