Christmas/January Book Haul

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This is my book haul composed of Christmas gifts, my Book Outlet Boxing Day sale haul, some super cheap Kindle deals, and ARCs!

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Mary: Unleashed by Hillary Monahan

I really enjoyed the first book and this one is super short so I’m really excited to have it. I love YA horror books especially when they are this creepy!


The Orphan Queen by Jodi Meadows

I wasn’t too sure about this one but I love YA Fantasy and I did love “My Lady Jane” which Jodi Meadows co-wrote, so I want to give it a shot. Plus Book Outlet is super cheap!


House of Furies by Madeleine Roux

Another YA Horror book I got cheap from Book Outlet!


Spindle Fire by Lexa Hillyer

This one is a Sleeping Beauty retelling but it hasn’t gotten the best reviews, but I’m hoping I’ll still enjoy it.


The Freemason’s Daughter by Shelley Sackier

A historical fiction set in Scotland, I absolutely adore Scotland settings so I’m excited to read this one.


Jane, Unlimited by Kristin Cashore

I’m not exactly sure what this book is actually about but it seems like it might be interesting…


I am Princess X by Cherie Priest

I get a very good “geek girl” vibe from this book and it’s got some of the fictional web comics throughout it as well. It seems fun!


The Female of the Species by Mindy McGinnis

A book about rape culture and also a mystery/thriller, it sounds fantastic.


Warcross by Marie Lu

Super hyped book with a gorgeous cover, I used a giftcard from Christmas to buy a signed copy. I love video games so I’m excited to read this one and see what all the hype is about.


A Map For Wrecked Girls by Jessica Taylor

The cover is super vibrantly colored and it seems like an okay story, I got it for 60% off since my local bookstore is going out of business.


Golden Son by Pierce Brown

My boyfriend got this for me for Christmas so I am SUPER pumped to continue this series because it’s freaking amazing!


The Heart Forger by Rin Chupeco

I received this ARC for review and I loooooved “The Bone Witch” so definitely looking forward to reading the sequel!


Furyborn by Claire Legrand

Another ARC I received for review and it sounds fantastic with assassins and Sun Queens and Blood Queens. Hopefully it’s as amazing as it sounds.


Roar by Cora Carmack

A YA Fantasy with characters who can control storms, it sounds so badass and so I got a copy from Book Outlet.


Beautiful Broken Girls by Kim Savage

I was sent this copy from Kim Savage herself, she’s amazing and I’m super grateful and very excited to read it!


The Last Magician by Lisa Maxwell

I wasn’t the biggest fan of Maxwell’s other book “Unhooked” but everyone seemed to really love this one and I adore the cover so I wanted to give it a shot.


The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss

The other book my boyfriend got my for Christmas, I was super excited since it’s the 10th anniversary edition and it is absolutely gorgeous!

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**** And now for the eBook portion of the haul! These were all super cheap Kindle deals and ARCs! ****

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Geekerella by Ashley Poston

A “geeky” retelling of Cinderella, I think it sounds like it’s worth reading because I love retellings and books with geek culture!


Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia

I usually don’t go for YA contemporaries or romances but this one sounds adorable and everyone seems to love it, it’s also about a girl who writes web comics so it comes with a side of geeky which I always love.


The Seventh Bride by T. Kingfisher

A Bluebeard retelling and it’s also super short, I figured it’d be worth a read since I love retellings.


The Butterfly Garden by Don Hutchison

I’ve actually seen quite a few good reviews for this one and once again it’s pretty short so I wanted to give it a read.


Sky in the Deep by Adrienne Young

Vikings! A YA Fantasy that’s Viking inspired, I am here for it and so excited to read it!


Fatal Throne by Various Authors

This is an anthology of stories all featuring the wives of Henry VIII, each other contributes a story for each wife. It sounded interesting so I requested it hopefully it doesn’t disappoint.


The Queens of Innis Lear by Tessa Gratton

This is a READ NOW on Netgalley guys! So if you want it go get it! I am so excited to have a copy of this book, although I did hear it might just be a sampler but that wasn’t stated on Netgalley and it seems to be the full book I downloaded onto my Kindle. So.


Blood and Sand by C.V. Wyk

This is about gladiators and also I think Spartacus, so I am pumped to read this. Hopefully it’s as badass as I think it will be!

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Are you looking forward to any of these books as well?

Have you read any of these books? What did you think?

Did you haul any good books last or this month?

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Down The TBR Hole #14

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This was “created” by Lost in a Story!

The Rules:

  • Go to your Goodreads to-read shelf.
  • Order on ascending date added.
  • Take the first 5 (or 10 if you’re feeling adventurous) books
  • Read the synopses of the books
  • Decide: keep it or should it go?
  • Keep track of where you left off so you can pick up there next week!

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Current TBR: 774


Book #130

The Calling by James Frey

Date Added: July 29th, 2015

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I bought this when it first came out when I was wondering around Target looking for a book to buy, I really regret blindly buying it now of course. I have zero interest in even reading it. Plus I don’t hear good things about the author…..

The Judgement: Go


Book #131

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson

Date Added: July 29th, 2015

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I’m on the fence with this one because I think I will read it eventually (especially since my grandpa has been asking me if I’ve read it yet, forever) but just not soon. I have other books I’d rather get to.

The Judgement: Go


Book #132

White Cat by Holly Black

Date Added: July 31st, 2015

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I know, I know. I said I think Holly’s books aren’t really for me but I do own this so I want to at least try it….and also I want to try “The Cruel Prince” because of the hype.

The Judgement: Keep


Book #133

Wildwood Dancing by Juliet Marillier

Date Added: August 3rd, 2015

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I actually don’t really remember why I added this one…..hm.

The Judgement: Go


Book #134

In The Shadow of Blackbirds by Cat Winters

Date Added: August 4th, 2015

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I absolutely adored “The Steep & Thorny Way” and loved Cat’s writing so I’m really excited to read another of her books!

The Judgement: Keep


Book #135

The Uninvited by Cat Winters

Date Added: August 4th, 2015

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Yep another Cat Winters book….

The Judgement: Keep


Book #136

Born of Illusion by Teri Brown

Date Added: August 4th, 2015

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I love magic and magicians, it’s always a fun time for me so I’m excited to read this one!

The Judgement: Keep


Book #137

The Mad Scientist’s Daughter by Cassandra Rose Clarke

Date Added: August 4th, 2015

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This one actually sounds pretty good, with robots and things, but I think I’ll just remove it until I read more of Clarke’s books and decide if I like her style first.

The Judgement: Go


Book #138

The Assassin’s Curse by Cassandra Rose Clarke

Date Added: August 4th, 2015

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Okay so there are apparently PIRATES in this book so I’m going to keep it of course because I love me a good pirate story even if it’s minor pirates.

The Judgement: Keep


Book #139

Our Lady of the Ice by Cassandra Rose Clarke

Date Added: August 4th, 2015

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This one sounds interesting, people living in a dome in Antarctica! I got a cheap copy on my Kindle so I’ll give it a shot.

The Judgement: Keep

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Do you think I should have kept any of these books?

Do you agree with any of my keeps or discards?

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ARC Review: The Queen’s Rising by Rebecca Ross

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When her seventeenth summer solstice arrives, Brienna desires only two things: to master her passion and to be chosen by a patron.

Growing up in the southern Kingdom of Valenia at the renowned Magnalia House should have prepared her for such a life. While some are born with an innate talent for one of the five passions—art, music, dramatics, wit, and knowledge—Brienna struggled to find hers until she belatedly chose to study knowledge. However, despite all her preparations, Brienna’s greatest fear comes true—the solstice does not go according to plan and she is left without a patron.

Months later, her life takes an unexpected turn when a disgraced lord offers her patronage. Suspicious of his intent, and with no other choices, she accepts. But there is much more to his story, and Brienna soon discovers that he has sought her out for his own vengeful gain. For there is a dangerous plot being planned to overthrow the king of Maevana—the archrival kingdom of Valenia—and restore the rightful queen, and her magic, to the northern throne. And others are involved—some closer to Brienna than she realizes.

With war brewing between the two lands, Brienna must choose whose side she will remain loyal to—passion or blood. Because a queen is destined to rise and lead the battle to reclaim the crown. The ultimate decision Brienna must determine is: Who will be that queen? 

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**** Huge thank you to HarperTeen for sending me an ARC via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review ****

This was kind of disappointing because I felt it had a lot of potential to be amazing but it was just….extremely slow. It wasn’t terrible by any means but I just felt it was boring.

PLOT

Essentially the plot revolves around Brienna who is studying to be a passion of knowledge at Magnalia house with 5 other girls who are studying each passion as well-arts, drama, music, wit, and knowledge. She is left without a patron though and is swept up in a plot to overthrow a king! That’s the story! There’s also a kind of subplot where we are left wondering who Brienna’s father/family history is the entire book too, but this is literally given away by the family tree at the beginning of the book! Why would they do this? You want us to sit in suspense and make it a big mystery throughout the story and yet reveal it in the family tree at the beginning of the book? Needless to say I DO NOT recommend reading those before you read the book.

The plot was extremely slow paced and at times very boring. Brienna’s time at Magnalia house is spent gossiping with the other girls and they talk about their passions and such. It was tedious, so very tedious. From there I usually love the whole “rebellion” side of plots but this was very underwhelming, it completely lacked any action or twists. What twists there were, were completely predictable and in no way surprised me. That was probably one of the things that disappointed me the most since it took away any suspense from the story for me.

I also felt a lot of things were a little too convenient in order to move the plot forward and the ending felt rushed.

I DID like the family dynamics and lineages though, they were fun to keep track of especially with all of the political intrigue.

Also I really loved the idea of the passions and what little world building there was, was really interesting. However, I felt that there could have been a lot more world building and what there was could have been expanded on. I liked the magic system too, in which magic passes woman to woman and not to men whatsoever. Very feminist, which I loved.

The writing did flow well and was very descriptive, I think it’s one of the few reasons I managed to push through the entire 464 pages.

characters

Overall the characters were kind of “meh”, they were all likable enough but I definitely felt like they could have used a little more complexity.

Brienna was an okay protagonist, I didn’t love her and I didn’t hate her. I did like that she was very brave and bound and determined to help aid the “rebels” and that she didn’t make a bunch of stupid decisions either.

There were quite a few side characters such as Brienna’s peers who were all fine, but I really liked the rebel characters the most such as Alderic, Luc, and Yseult. But as I already mentioned I thought everyone could have been developed a bit more.

romance

The romance was definitely my least favorite thing about “The Queen’s Rising” right up there next to the painfully slow pacing. There is a developing romance throughout the book between Brienna and her teacher, Master Cartier. It was extremely awkward, lacked chemistry, and not to mention completely inappropriate. Sorry but I do not enjoy teacher/student relationships and that’s just my opinion.

Plus the romance became too much of a focus at times and was completely unnecessary.

in conclusion

Overall, this book just fell really short for me and I’m left feeling kind of disappointed with it. I expected a lot more action, suspense, and build up.

What I Loved:

  • Liked keeping track of the families and politics
  • Feminism!
  • World building was okay
  • Writing was good

What I Didn’t Love:

  • Complete lack of tension and suspense
  • No action
  • Extremely slow paced
  • Family tree provided at beginning RUINS a plot twist
  • Plot twists were predictable
  • Characters could have been more complex
  • The romance was unnecessary

RECOMMEND

Sorry, but I can’t really say I recommend this book as it wasn’t anything new to the YA Fantasy genre at all and was slow an predictable.

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2018 Beat the Backlist TBR

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So I decided to join the Beat the Backlist challenge this year as I have SO many books I need to read that I own! My goal for this year is 60 books on my backlist TBR and hopefully I’ll get through more than that as well.

There are a couple 2017 releases on here but MOST of these were released even earlier than that, as I said I want to get through my older books. Here are the books I’m hoping to read!

You can sign up for 2018 Beat the Backlist here.


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What are some of the books you’re hoping to read?

Have you read any of these? What did you think?

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Book Review: Dear Martin by Nic Stone

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Justyce McAllister is top of his class and set for the Ivy League—but none of that matters to the police officer who just put him in handcuffs. And despite leaving his rough neighborhood behind, he can’t escape the scorn of his former peers or the ridicule of his new classmates. Justyce looks to the teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. for answers. But do they hold up anymore? He starts a journal to Dr. King to find out.

Then comes the day Justyce goes driving with his best friend, Manny, windows rolled down, music turned up—way up, sparking the fury of a white off-duty cop beside them. Words fly. Shots are fired. Justyce and Manny are caught in the crosshairs. In the media fallout, it’s Justyce who is under attack.

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Trigger Warnings: Racism, Sexism/Misogyny, Violence, & Police Brutality

Honestly, how do I even begin to write a review for an excellent book such as this?

A brilliantly written book that is not only incredibly powerful and packs a lot of punch in just 210 pages. I can already tell that “Dear Martin” and “The Hate U Give” are going to be compared and let me just tell you: read them both. They are both excellent and both deserve to be read as they handle important issues like police brutality and racism.

Of course I’d just like to say that I, being a white woman, can’t even begin to fully understand the issues described in this book nor can I fully give my opinion on them because of that. However, I do think this book is very important and I urge you all to give it a read. That being said you should definitely check out some #OwnVoices reviews of this book and if you know of any please feel free to link them below!

PLOT

Right off the bat I’d like to say that it was great to be reading from Justyce’s POV,  he’s just a great character but it was also nice to read from not only a male POV but also a POC POV in YA. I also really enjoyed the sections of the story in which Justyce wrote his letters to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. they added so much insight into not only his character but the issues that African Americans endure every day.

While this book focuses a lot on police brutality it also focuses a lot on racism micro-agressions as well. For example throughout the course of the story Justyce is faced with white male peers constantly making racist jokes and telling him to “quit being so sensitive” about them at the same time. Many of the side characters act atrociously in this perspective throughout the story too. I will say that one of the characters makes a bit of a turn around by the end of the story, which was nice to see.

One other thing that I mentioned in the trigger warnings was sexism and misogyny which we do see a bit of in this story and while it’s challenged I don’t think it was challenged enough. At one point during the story Justyce’s best friend, Manny, states that he isn’t interested in black girls because they’re “ghetto and full of attitude” and Justyce doesn’t want to date the girl he’s interested in because she’s white and his mother would not approve.

Aside from the plot the pacing is very fast and the writing is excellent, it’s easy to breeze through this one! I’ll also be looking forward to anything Nic Stone will be writing in the future as well!

Also my only real complaint is that it wasn’t longer!

characters

I really enjoyed Justyce’s character as well as his friend Manny, his love interest SJ, and their debate teacher whom they refer to as Doc. I thought they were all great characters and good people on top of that. I have to say though SJ, honestly, was my favorite I loved how fiesty and intelligent she was every time she would speak up about the racist and unintelligent remarks made by some of their classmates. I wish there would have been more development for a lot of the characters but with such a short novel that can’t really be helped.

As for some of the other characters such as Justyce’s peers, whom I don’t remember all of their names because they were horrible people, I loathed them. They were so blatantly ignorant and racist it was ridiculous and got to the point where I thought to myself “Do people actually talk this way?!” to which the answer is yes there are horrible people out there that do talk, think, and act like the people in this story.

romance

There was a bit of romance in “Dear Martin” and sometimes I felt it became too much of a focus in the plot and a little….overly dramatic. There’s a love triangle between Justyce, his on again, off again girlfriend Melo, and his friend SJ. Melo is clearly not a great girlfriend and manipulates Justyce whereas SJ is clearly perfect for him, so of course I spent the entire book rooting for Justyce x SJ! I really loved their relationship. So overall I did like the romance but like I said it got to be a little “too much” at times.

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Overall thoughts: a fantastic book that my review simply cannot do justice (pun, unintentional!).

What I Loved:

  • Fast-pacing
  • Excellent writing
  • Fantastic characters
  • Important plot
  • Justyce’s romance with SJ

What I Didn’t Love:

  • Romantic sub plot got a little overwhelming and trope-y at times
  • Would have loved to have seen some of the sexism challenged more

RECOMMEND

I cannot recommend “Dear Martin” enough, it is an extremely important and powerful novel. I also recommend checking out “The Hate U Give” as well if you have already read this one and loved it!

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Down The TBR Hole #13

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This was “created” by Lost in a Story!

The Rules:

  • Go to your Goodreads to-read shelf.
  • Order on ascending date added.
  • Take the first 5 (or 10 if you’re feeling adventurous) books
  • Read the synopses of the books
  • Decide: keep it or should it go?
  • Keep track of where you left off so you can pick up there next week!

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Current TBR: 774

**** For some reason I skipped a book last week! But I’m back on track this week.****


Book #120

Doctor Sleep by Stephen King

Date Added: July 29th, 2015

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I don’t know if I’ll ever actually get around to reading this but I’ll keep it for now since I own it. Plus I really loved “The Shining”!

The Judgement: Keep


Book #121

The Gift by James Patterson

Date Added: July 29th, 2015

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I did enjoy “Witch and Wizard” when I read it AGES ago but I don’t really think I want to continue with the series anymore.

The Judgement: Go


Book #122

Beautiful Chaos by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl

Date Added: July 29th, 2015

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Once again I read this series a while ago and enjoyed it but I don’t think I’ll ever continue with it.

The Judgement: Go


Book #123

School’s Out Forever by James Patterson

Date Added: July 29th, 2015

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Again, read a while ago. Don’t want to continue with the series.

The Judgement: Go


Book #124

Insurgent by Veronica Roth

Date Added: July 29th, 2015

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Are you guys seeing a pattern here in this patch of my TBR? Series I started and won’t be finishing because I just didn’t really think “Divergent” was that great.

The Judgement: Go


Book #125

The Name of Stars by Maureen Johnson

Date Added: July 29th, 2015

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A sort of retelling of Jack the Ripper including a girl who can essentially see ghosts, at least that’s what it sounds like! It sounds interesting and I own a copy so I’d like to see if it’s any good.

The Judgement: Keep


Book #126

Death Troopers by Joe Schreiber

Date Added: July 29th, 2015

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I love Star Wars and I love zombies but I just don’t know about this one anymore. Maybe I’ll read it eventually or maybe not but for now meh.

The Judgement: Go


Book #127

I, Iago by Nicole Galland

Date Added: July 29th, 2015

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I freaking love “Othello” it is by far my favorite Shakespeare play and Iago is one of my absolute favorite villains. So of course I’d love to read anything related to the play!

The Judgement: Keep


Book #128

Assassin’s Creed: Renaissance by Oliver Bowden

Date Added: July 29th, 2015

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I really love the Assassin’s Creed games especially the Ezio ones and so I kind of wanted the book but I just don’t think I’ll read it. I’d rather go play the game!

The Judgement: Go


Book #129

The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black

Date Added: July 29th, 2015

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I tried reading this a really long time ago and just wasn’t very intrigued by it, I just don’t think Holly Black’s writing is for me. Although I will be trying “The Cruel Prince” because the hype is ridiculous.

The Judgement: Go

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Do you think I should have kept any of these books?

Do you agree with any of my keeps or discards?

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Answering Your Questions! 1,000 Follower Q&A

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Again, one HUGE thank you to all of my followers, and to those of you who commented or left a question!

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Debby @ Always Booking, Asked:

Coffee or Tea?

Tea, I love tea and drink it pretty much daily. I really want to be a coffee person but I just don’t like the taste as much.


Theo @ Reading and Rambling, Asked:

What’s your absolute least favorite character you have EVER read?

Trust me there are definitely quite a few and it’s hard to pick between them for the absolute worst! I’m probably going to have to go with Zoe Redbird from the House of Night series, she was like Bella Swan but waaaay worse. It was constant stupid decisions!


Meghan @ Meghan’s Whimsical Explorations & Reviews, Asked:

What helped inspire you to create your blog name? 

So my friends are constantly teasing me for being “sassy” all the time, mostly it’s my tone when I’m being sarcastic (which is kind of a lot) so that’s why I went with the Sassy part of my blog name. Then of course I love books and I fully embrace my geekiness (with all things from movies to video games) so Book Geek!


Lilly @ Lair of Books, Asked:

Which new to you 2017 debut author are you most interested in following into 2018?

There were SO many but I’m gonna have to go with Angie Thomas, her book “The Hate U Give” was perfection and her writing is amazing. Super excited for her book this year “On the Come Up”!


Kayla @ Kayla’s Book Nook, Asked:

Have you ever taken the Myers Briggs personality test? If so, what was your result?

Yes, I am INFJ.

What is your Hogwarts house and do you own any merchandise pertaining to it?

Ravenclaw and I do have a shirt but I’m definitely wanting to get a lot more merch!


Jessica @ The Awkward Book Blogger, Asked:

If you could trade places with one character in any book, who would you trade places with?

Definitely Eowyn from “The Lord of the Rings” because she is a badass!

What is your favorite bookish item that you own (bookish shirts, mugs, prints, jewelry, etc.)?

Probably my canvas print of the Marauder’s Map that I have hanging on my wall, it’s gorgeous and of course I want to fill my space with Harry Potter related items…

What is one skill you’d like to learn (fictional or real life)?

Sword-fighting, more on the fictional side of things though.


Aria @ Snow White Hates Apples, Asked: 

What’s your most favorite and least favorite literary trope?

Favorite: Forbidden Romance

Least Favorite: Insta-love (it’s just so unrealistic, I like a slow burn romance!)


Kristin @ Kristin Kraves Books, Asked:

Who would you want to write your autobiography?

Jay Kristoff, he’s my favorite author, and his writing is gorgeous. Also I feel like he could really embellish my autobiography….by adding swords and thunder tigers…..


Jess @ Beaucoupbooks, Asked:

Any advice for newbie bloggers?

I feel like I always give the same advice but it’s because it’s the best advice I feel I can give. So newbie bloggers: do not be afraid to interact with other bloggers! If they have 5 followers or 5,000 followers we all love chatting with each other so go for it!

And what was your favorite read of 2017?

Probably “Red Rising” by Pierce Brown, it had everything I love in a book!


Kelly @ Just Another Book in the Wall, Asked:

What made you decide to start blogging?

Well back in 2015 I finally joined Goodreads and while I was reading reviews and searching for new books I discovered book bloggers! Of course I didn’t really know much about it then but I figured what better way to express my love of books than to start my own? Plus I actually get to talk about them now, as I don’t really have any IRL family or friends that read.

And, who is your current favorite book blogger?

Destiny @ Howling Libraries, she’s not only super sweet and supportive but I’m always looking forward to her reviews and posts!


Orangutan Librarian, Asked:

Which book world would you most like to live in?

Hands down Middle Earth! I’d get all the adventure but also be relatively safe too, haha!


Misty @ Misty’s Book Space, Asked:

What was you favorite and least favorite read of 2017?

Favorite: Red Rising by Pierce Brown

Least Favorite: The Devils You Know by M.C. Atwood

What book are you most looking forward to reading in 2018?

I have to say I’m most looking forward reading “The Cruel Prince” since it is super hyped and everyone seems to love it!


Anna @ My Bookish Dream, Asked:

-Which fantasy world would you love to live in? What would you like to do there?

Middle Earth, for sure! As far as what I would do there…hmmm. I’d probably act like a tourist to be honest going and seeing the Shire, Edoras, and Minas Tirith. Also I would probably hunt down Legolas and cling to him.

-And which one would you definitely stay away from? Why?

Probably the world of “An Ember in the Ashes” because it is extremely brutal and I would more than likely not survive whatsoever!


Amanda @ Metal Phantasm Reads, Asked:

What’s a movie or music album you’re looking forward to this year?

I’m not really big into music albums but as for movies I’m probably most looking forward to Avengers: Infinity War!


Lucinda @ Lucinda is Reading, Asked:

What book/author never fails to make you smile?

Probably “Hyperbole and a Half” by Allie Brosh as I always find it hilarious and it really never fails in that!


Ignited Moth, Asked:

What book have you read that made you feel the widest range of emotions while reading it?

“Red Rising” by Pierce Brown, I was shocked, sad, happy, and enraged while reading that one! So many different plot twists!


Hannah @ Mortal Reader, Asked:

What was your favorite read of 2017?

“Red Rising” by Pierce Brown!


Zezee @ Zezee with Books, Asked:

What are 2 fantasy novels you’d highly recommend?

“Stormdancer” by Jay Kristoff and “An Ember in the Ashes” by Sabaa Tahir


Michelle @ Book Adventures, Asked:

If you ever came across the mirror of Erised what do you think it would show?

This is such a creative question Michelle! I think the Mirror of Erised would show me happily in love and sitting, reading inside of a giant home library.

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