Wayward Son by Rainbow Rowell | Book Review


“If you can’t trust people with nose rings
to be open-minded, who’s left?”

Image result for wayward son coverTitle: Wayward Son
Series: Simon Snow, #2
Author: Rainbow Rowell
Publisher: Wednesday Books
Genre: young adult, fantasy, adventure, LGBTQ+
Pages: 356
My Rating: ★★★★☆
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Kiss, Marry, Kill: Books Read in 2020 Edition

One of my favorite things to do to pass time is daydream. I love daydreaming. My mind wanders all the time, even when I should be focusing on the lectures and assignments at hand. One of my favorite topics to daydream about is what it would be like to be in the worlds of the books I read.

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I have done this several times before on my blog, but it’s been a hot minute since my last one that I thought I’d bring kiss, marry, kill back! If you don’t know what that is, you choose three people (in my case, characters) and say who you would kiss, marry, and kill out of the three. Just so we don’t have any repeats from previous posts, I’d thought that we’d use characters from the books I’ve read so far this year.

The character pool consists of characters from the following books:

  • We Hunt the Flame by Hafsah Faizal
  • Geekerella by Ashley Poston
  • The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee
  • House of Earth and Blood by Sarah J. Maas
  • Serpent & Dove by Shelby Mahurin
  • Wayward Son by Rainbow Rowell

Rather than put the characters’ names on slips of paper and shake them up in a cup like I’ve done in the past, I’ve decided to write down a numbered list with all the main characters names (or who I thought was relevant) and use a random number generator to pick which characters are pitted against each other in each round.

Honestly, enough talk. Let’s go on to the game!

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YA Books Set in Schools

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I don’t know about you, but I’m feeling the back-to-school spirit right now. Everywhere I turn I see school supplies and backpacks. Online, there are so many back-to-school deals. On YouTube, people who look like they’ve graduated years ago give young students advice. It got me thinking, what could I contribute to the back-to-school frenzy? I’d have crappy school advice, but I do know YA books! Why not recommend some good YA books that are set at school?

Whether you’re already in school, about to go, or done with school and want to reminisce about your past as a student, here are some YA books with school settings!

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Nine YA Books with Cute Romances

I don’t know about you, but I’m currently on a To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before high right now. After watching the movie, Peter and Lara Jean are all I can think about.

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(I probably won’t stop fangirling about them for a while. Just a warning. Speaking of fangirling about Noah and Lana, I read this Buzzfeed article about them and I honestly can’t handle how cute they are together. Just when you don’t think they could get any cuter they hit you with something like this.)

Anyway, I wanted to suggest some books for those who are looking for some cute book relationships after watching/reading To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before. Girl (or guy), I get it. I can’t handle the adorable-ness either.

Some of these book/series are mega popular and you’ve probably already read them, but I hope you find some gems in here that you haven’t tried out.

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YA Novels with Male Protagonists

I read a lot of young adult novels. In fact, 95% of what I read is in the young adult genre. What I’ve noticed over the years is that there aren’t a lot of male protagonists. Sure, there are some male main characters, but most of the time the story isn’t focused on them. Often times it is a girl narrating the story or, if it’s in third person, the narrator focuses on the girl more than the guy.

We need more male protagonists in the YA genre. Everyone should have a protagonist they can relate to, and that means boys as well. I came up with a list of books that have a male main characters. The sad thing is, I had a lot of trouble compiling a list because there are so few books with male protagonists that I’ve read. This goes to show that either 1) I’m more interested in books with female protagonists or 2) the world needs more YA books with male main characters.

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How to Train Your Dragon Book Tag


Thank you Ava @ Reads, Rhythms, and Ruminations for tagging me! Don’t forget to check out her blog!

The movie How to Train Your Dragon was amazing. The story of unlikely friendship is so cute. Plus, Toothless is adorable. I mean, look at that face! Who wouldn’t fall in love with that?

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– You may use these graphics (except for the banner)
– Link back to the original post and mention the creator (Jessica @ Pore Over the Pages).
– Include the credits section at the bottom of this post.
– Thank the blogger who tagged you.
– Tag everybody, tag nobody, tag somebody.
– Have fun!

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May Wrap-Up

It’s the end of the month, which means it’s time for the monthly wrap-up!


I feel like I didn’t get a lot done this month blogging and reading wise because of FINALS. Projects, tests, and quizzes have been plaguing me this past month, and THANK GOODNESS it’s going to over soon. I still have one more week before school is officially over for the summer.

Maybe I’ll be able to get more done next month because I’ll finally have more time.

Except not really.

Dang it.

Oh well. I’ll still have more time to read than I have over the school year.

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Teaser Tuesday (May 10)


This meme is hosted by MizB @ Books and a Beat. It’s pretty simple. All you have to do is follow these steps:

– Grab your current read
– Open to a random page
– Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
– BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
– Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR lists if they like your teasers!


My Teaser:

Title: Carry On
Series: N/A
Author: Rainbow Rowell
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I know Simon and I will always be enemies….

But I thought maybe we’d get to a point where we didn’t want to be.


Until next time….


Day 56- What Do We Have Here?

I opened up a pack of fruit snacks and this is literally what was inside:

Just bananas and one peach. Yay.


I’ve got to admit that I have a problem when it comes to being in a bookstore. Honestly, someone has to hold me back from buying everything I see. Especially with all these fantasmical (fantastic + magical) books that have been released recently, I want to seriously buy ALL DA BOOKS.

But I refrained myself when I entered Barnes and Noble today. I have no idea how I did it, but I only got the book I was looking for.

And one more.

Because let’s be honest, when you’re at a bookstore, you can’t just buy ONE book when there are thousands surrounding you, calling your name.

The struggle is seriously real.


Yup. That’s right. Yes, I finally got this and now I’m going to drop everything and read it.

I might even finish this book today. Actually, who am I kidding? I would probably  finish this in a couple hours if it weren’t for all the homework my teachers decided to give me.

The other book, you ask?

Carry On Rainbow Rowell

I couldn’t resist. How could I? It was the second to last one left! I couldn’t say no, and that’s a problem…

I’m planning on reading these books really soon, but I’m not sure HOW soon. I have twice as many days off of school this week, but my teachers decided to give twice as much homework to compensate.

^^ me when my math teacher promised no homework but then assigned a 24-page packet over the long weekend

Gee thanks let’s not consider the fact that half the students in the whole entire school is sick, and that we need sometime to heal.  Yeah, of course students don’t need sleep. No, no it’s okay, you guys can destroy all our social lives. We didn’t want them anyway. We’re just lean, mean learning machines and school is the center of our world.


We have lives. Actually let me rephrase: We try to have lives and you’re making it extremely difficult.

Okay, I need to seriously calm down *takes deep breath*

All I’m trying to say is that I’m going to try and get some good reading done before I have to start school again. *shudder*

But for now, I have to do this buttload of homework that has been calling my name. Yay. Much fun. So excite.