Category: Books

Why The Assassin’s Blade is Essential for any Throne of Glass Fan

I started The Throne of Glass series not too long ago and heartily enjoyed the first two books. But then one of my friends informed me that I needed to read The Assassin’s Blade before I went any farther. I was thinking, well if it’s like The Selection series, it shouldn’t matter when I read it, but she insisted. So, I bought it and started reading it. And now I agree. If I could go back, I would read it after the first one. It makes me want to go reread the first one because I feel like a couple things would make more sense now. If you want to read more about why I love The Throne of Glass, you can find my review here.

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The Valiant- A Historical YA for your Inner Badass

I recently went to a book signing, the penguin teen on tour. We went 100% for Alwyn Hamilton because I love her book Rebel of the Sands! (I just got the second one, so you’ll be seeing a review soon.) Lesley Livingston, Renée Ahdieh, and Natalie C. Anderson were also there. I had read Renée’s book, The Wrath and the Dawn, and I didn’t really like it… I had never even heard of Lesley Livingston or Natalie C. Anderson. But oh my! After hearing what The Valiant was about, I knew I had to read it! I bought a copy of it that night for a friend, who I knew would love it. It only took me a couple days to get through. That tour also made me want to read Natalie’s book, City of Saints and Thieves, so that’s on my to read list as well. But what did I think of The Valiant

The Valiant is a thrilling historical YA with romance and excitement! Why you should read it...

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Jeff Zentner Book Signing!

A few months ago, my friend and I were looking up author events at a (somewhat) local bookstore. She was so excited when she found out Jeff Zentner was coming and I had no idea who he was. (I’m so ashamed!) She told me about The Serpent King and HIGHLY recommended it. I looked it up but my library didn’t have it. So, I put it off, until last week I had a moment of panic when she reminded me about the event. The library still didn’t have it, so I just gave in and ordered it. But of course, I didn’t start reading it until Sunday afternoon and the event was Monday night. Good job, me… But it was amazing! I’ll have a review up later this week, but definitely a 5 out of 5! So off we went to Jeff Zentner’s book signing!

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Why you should read The Serpent King right now!

A couple weeks ago, a friend and I were talking about book signings coming up in our area. She wanted to attend Jeff Zentner’s event. I’m embarrassed to say I had no idea who he was. Since she HIGHLY recommended his book, I ordered it and agreed to go. The Serpent King arrived, but I was reading Everything, Everything. So I finished that one, and finally Sunday morning I started it, knowing it had to be read by tonight (Monday). And well, I had to pause to eat dinner at the in-laws, but when I got home, I ate through it.  Why did I wait so long to read this?? How did I not know it existed until now??? I’m so ashamed… So! Why YOU should read it! (Note, there is a major spoiler that I’m going to try to address without giving anything away, I hope.)

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Why Everything, Everything wasn’t Everything, but it was still pretty dang good.

I wasn’t on the hype train when Everything, Everything first came out. I only recently discovered Nicola Yoon when I was at Wal-Mart and saw The Sun Is Also a Star on the YA shelf. So, I read the summary, bought it, and LOVED it! Of course, when I saw the movie trailer for Everything, Everything, I looked it up. When I saw that it was by Nicola Yoon I put it on hold at my library. Seeing as how it’s a crazy popular book, I’ve been on hold for months. So my sweet hubby picked it up for me for our anniversary! Now, Everything Everything is very controversial due to the twist ending. This review contains spoilers!! Please be aware!! It’s one of those books you can’t review in depth without spoilering so if you want a review without spoilers, check out my goodreads.

Everything Everything may not be Everything, but it's still pretty good! Find out more about why this book is so popular and why the controversy doesn't bother me.

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Of Fire and Stars Book Review

Of Fire and Stars was looked forward to as a great book in the LGBT genre. Lesbian romance in the popular YA genre is not very common. So, it was a big disappointment for me when it didn’t turn out as good as I’d hoped. And this is why…

LGBT romance is hard to find, so I was really looking forward to Of Fire and Stars. Find out why you should consider taking it off your to read list.

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Beginners Guide to Manga

Many young adult fans have been pulled into the graphic novel genre recently with the release of Marissa Meyer’s Wires and Nerve. Graphic novels and manga have become more popular recently. I have been reading manga since middle school when a friend introduced me. I’ve enjoyed manga a lot, and find that so many people just have no idea where to begin. So, where to begin!

Just finished Wires and Nerve and you're interested in checking out manga. This is the post for you!

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The Lovely Reckless Book Review

The Lovely Reckless was a book that I constantly saw on my instagram feed. I never read Beautiful Creatures, but because of how popular The Lovely Reckless seemed to be, I decided to give it a try. If you saw my rating on Goodreads, then you probably have a good idea of what I thought about it. But why you ask? Let me tell you….

An in depth review of The Lovely Reckless. Find out about the love, the characters and more!

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The Sun is Also a Star Book Review

So I bought The Sun Is Also a Star on a whim and oh my goodness, best spur of the moment book purchase I’ve made in a long time! I quickly fell in love with Natasha and Daniel and you will too. The Sun is Also a Star is a brilliant book that deserves more hype than it has received.

A fun, in depth review of The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon

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