I’ve been in a bit of a slump with blog posts. I haven’t been able to think of ideas of what to write that got me excited. Thankfully, Bookish Owlette tagged me in this awesome and challenging book tag. Thank you so much for tagging me! 😀
What you’re suppose to do is take your name and find a book on your TBR that starts with each letter of your name. Unfortunately for me, my blog name is rather long, but I never say no to a good challenge!
Title: The Cruel Prince
Series: The Folk of the Air, #1
Author: Holly Black
Published: Jan. 02, 2018
Genre: young adult, fantasy, paranormal
My Rating: 3.5 / 5
Of course I want to be like them. They’re beautiful as blades forged in some divine fire. They will live forever.
And Cardan is even more beautiful than the rest. I hate him more than all the others. I hate him so much that sometimes when I look at him, I can hardly breathe.
Jude was seven years old when her parents were murdered and she and her two sisters were stolen away to live in the treacherous High Court of Faerie. Ten years later, Jude wants nothing more than to belong there, despite her mortality. But many of the fey despise humans. Especially Prince Cardan, the youngest and wickedest son of the High King.
To win a place at the Court, she must defy him–and face the consequences.
In doing so, she becomes embroiled in palace intrigues and deceptions, discovering her own capacity for bloodshed. But as civil war threatens to drown the Courts of Faerie in violence, Jude will need to risk her life in a dangerous alliance to save her sisters, and Faerie itself.
(This synopsis is from Goodreads.)
There are no spoilers in this review.
Long time no see peeps!
I just wanted to write a brief post saying that I’m taking this week off from blogging. I’m overwhelmed with work right now and I haven’t found the time to write. On top of that, I’ve been struggling through a couple things mentally and emotionally. Hopefully it will pass soon but only time will tell. I want to write more reviews but I’d have to first read books in order to do that. I realized today that I have not finished a single book since the beginning of 2018. I have a break next week so you bet my bottom dollar I’ll be catching up on some stories then.
Until then, I will (probably) see you next week.
Thanks for understanding.
Until next time….
If you’re anything like me, you are the last person to know about new releases and book news. I don’t have a lot of social media to keep up with the authors, and I don’t use the ones that I follow authors on that frequently. To be completely honest, it’s a lot to keep track of all the new releases and things that are going on so I decided to take some of my favorite and (I think) well-known YA authors and compile all their upcoming releases.
Some of the information I got off of posts on the authors’ social media or websites (which I’ll link in this post) and others I got off of Goodreads. I can’t guarantee that I will catch all the stories their working on but hopefully this will give you an overview of what to expect.
The authors I’m covering in this post are:
Cassandra Clare || Leigh Bardugo || Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff || Marie Lu
Sarah J. Maas || Tahereh Mafi|| Rainbow Rowell || Adam Silvera
Angie Thomas || Nicola Yoon
At the bottom of the post I put a timeline-ish thing that gives you an overall look on all the authors and what they’re releasing in case you don’t want to read through all the stuff I wrote.
I was nominated by the lovely Sydney @ Fire and Rain Books. Thank you so much for nominating me! Make sure to check out her blog, which is filled with fun tags and bookish posts.
- Share the link of the blogger who has shown love to you by nominating you.
- Answer the questions.
- In the spirit of sharing love and solidarity with our blogging family, nominate 8-13 people for the same award.
- Ask them three questions.
***Just a disclaimer: I’m writing this in the wee hours in the morning and I’m super tired, so if you see any grammatical or spelling errors (or… more than usual), I apologize in advance.
Happy Valentine’s Day for everyone who celebrates it! Even if you don’t celebrate Valentine’s Day, everyday we celebrate our relationships with other people, including our significant other and family.
In spirit of the holiday, I wanted to rip and ship pairs of characters that I randomly draw out of a bucket. I’ve done this before, and if you want to check out my first attempt you can click here.
My last attempt was pretty lowkey… I didn’t draw up any weird pairs, so I hope this time I’ll pick out some interesting ones.
I was nominated for the One Lovely Blog Award by the lovely Norrie @ Reading Under the Blankie. Thank you so much for nominating me!
– Thank the person who nominated you.
– Share 7 facts about yourself.
– Nominate 15 bloggers and inform them of the nomination
Last week was a doozy and now I’m exhausted. My mind is a bit fried, so I want to go easy on myself with the posts.
I went to a seminar this morning (at the time I’m writing this) talking about how I should plan for my future. All that talk about the future made me think about the past. Back when I was younger, my older sister and I would take walks around the neighborhood and play a game where we had to name a list of whatever chose (dog breed, countries, celebrities, etc.) that start with each letter in the alphabet. So, for example, if the topic is countries, then A could be Algeria and B could be Belgium and so on and so forth.
After thinking about this little game we made up as children, I wanted to challenge myself to think up of book-related topics that start with each letter of the alphabet. This part the topic will be book titles. I won’t guarantee that I’ll think of one for every letter, but I’m going to try my darn hardest to.
The first month of 2018 is at it’s end and boy, am I glad it’s over. Let’s just say I had a rough start of the new year. I had to take finals, then went through the grueling process of trying to change one of my classes for the new semester. This semester I’m taking most of my hard classes so I’m struggling to keep up with everything.
All that being said, I haven’t had the time to read… (which is nothing new at this point).
Let’s just say I need a fresh start and I’m glad February is right around the corner.
I like books. I like owning physical books, but because my wallet hates me when I splurge on books, I try to be very selective of which books I buy. But when certain authors release a new book, I’m like:
I have no self-control. I hope I’m not the only one who does this.