Black Voices On My TBR – Part 2: Social Issues

Back at it again with part two! This is a continuation of my Black Voices series where I talk about books on my TBR by black authors that feature black and/or other POC characters. If you haven't checked the first part of this series, go on ahead! Today, I'll be talking about books that focus… Continue reading Black Voices On My TBR – Part 2: Social Issues

The Black Kids by Christina Hammonds Reed

Title: The Black Kids Author: Christina Hammonds Reed Publisher/Publish Date: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers/August 4, 2020 Genre: YA contemporary Edition/Pages: E-book ARC/368 pages Trigger warning: Police brutality, racism, cheating, suicide (mentioned), abuse, underage alcohol and substance use The Black Kids is a YA contemporary book that delves into social commentary, focusing on… Continue reading The Black Kids by Christina Hammonds Reed

I Made It Through The Drought

After the horrible reading month that July was, I was able to read three books this month, which is exactly what I planned. I would say over all, I'm glad I was able to get some books off my TBR. But out of the three books I read, I only really enjoyed one. Keep on… Continue reading I Made It Through The Drought

Anticipated Releases|September 2020

I'm back to doing anticipated releases! This is my first since last year. September has some great releases, three which I already pre-ordered. Check out some of the books I'm excited to get my hands on: Goodreads Synopsis: Gifty is a fifth year candidate in neuroscience at Stanford School of Medicine studying reward seeking behavior… Continue reading Anticipated Releases|September 2020

Black Voices On My TBR – Part 1: Fantasy

Welcome to part one of my blog series! Recently, I noticed that my library wasn't all that diverse. To rectify that, I've been trying to find more black authors to add to my TBR catalog. Thanks to Goodreads and bookstagram, I've been able to come across A LOT of different books with black characters written… Continue reading Black Voices On My TBR – Part 1: Fantasy

Books and Authors That Made Me Into A Book Lover

I'm finally out of my reading slump! Yes, yes, I’m getting back into the swing of things and it’s going great. What has been helping me is the fact that I’ve challenged myself to try and read at least five chapters a day. It’s been working and hopefully at this rate, I’ll be able to… Continue reading Books and Authors That Made Me Into A Book Lover

What’s Going On Wednesdays | August 2020

I DECLARE AUGUST THE MONTH I SET THINGS IN MOTION! For some reason, towards the end of July, I got a sudden burst to be extremely focused. I wanted to get many aspects of my life in order to try and accomplish my dreams. When it comes to this blog, my bookstagram, and just bookish… Continue reading What’s Going On Wednesdays | August 2020

Romance, Romance, and More Romance

Hello and welcome to Mini Review Mondays! In my June Wrap Up post, I talked about how I wasn't writing reviews lately. Instead of writing full reviews for all the books I read, I decided to write mini reviews for some books and put it all in one post. Check it out! I received To… Continue reading Romance, Romance, and More Romance

June 2020 Wrap Up

Another month has passed which means more books have been read! I was able to finished 5 books this month and I'm so proud of myself! I genuinely enjoyed all the books I've read in June, so suffice to say, this month was a good month. Books I Gained: ARCS: After reading the Crazy Rich… Continue reading June 2020 Wrap Up

From Blood and Ash (Blood and Ash #1) by Jennifer L. Armentrout

“Some truths do nothing but destroy and decay what they do not obliterate. Truths do not always set one free. Only a fool who has spent their entire life being fed lies believes that.” Goodreads synopsis: Chosen from birth to usher in a new era, Poppy’s life has never been her own. The life of… Continue reading From Blood and Ash (Blood and Ash #1) by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Escaping From Houdini (Stalking Jack the Ripper #3) by Kerri Maniscalco

Goodreads synopsis: Audrey Rose Wadsworth and her partner-in-crime-investigation, Thomas Cresswell, are en route to New York to help solve another blood-soaked mystery. Embarking on a week-long voyage across the Atlantic on the opulent RMS Etruria, they’re delighted to discover a traveling troupe of circus performers, fortune tellers, and a certain charismatic young escape artist entertaining… Continue reading Escaping From Houdini (Stalking Jack the Ripper #3) by Kerri Maniscalco

Red, White, and Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston

“That's the choice. I love him, with all that, because of all that. On purpose. I love him on purpose.” Goodreads Synopsis: What happens when America's First Son falls in love with the Prince of Wales?When his mother became President of the United States, Alex Claremont-Diaz was promptly cast as the American equivalent of a young royal.… Continue reading Red, White, and Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston

Top Five Tuesday | Top 5 Opening Lines

Top Five Tuesday is a weekly prompt hosted by Shanah at Bionic Book Worm. Head over to her blog if you’d like to participate! Today’s Top Five Tuesday features some of the best opening lines in books I've read. Below are some of the first lines that hooked me from the beginning. Stalking Jack the… Continue reading Top Five Tuesday | Top 5 Opening Lines

ARC Review | Pistol Daisy (Pistol Daisy #1) by Natalia Leigh

Goodreads synopsis: The year is 1880, and outlaw gangs roam the West. When Daisy Allen’s family is brutally murdered by the infamous Hopkins gang, she’s left with two options: drown in a bottle of whiskey and grief, or saddle up and hunt the killers down.  Accompanied by strangers in pursuit of the same outlaws, Daisy… Continue reading ARC Review | Pistol Daisy (Pistol Daisy #1) by Natalia Leigh

Hunting Prince Dracula (Stalking Jack the Ripper #2) by Kerri Maniscalco

“Monsters are only as real as the stories that grant them life. And they only live for as long as we tell those tales.” Goodreads Synopsis: Following the grief and horror of her discovery of Jack the Ripper's true identity, Audrey Rose Wadsworth has no choice but to flee London and its memories. Together with… Continue reading Hunting Prince Dracula (Stalking Jack the Ripper #2) by Kerri Maniscalco

Top Five Tuesday | Top 5 Worst Rulers

Top Five Tuesday is a weekly prompt hosted by Shanah at Bionic Book Worm. Head over to her blog if you’d like to participate! Today’s Top Five Tuesday features some of the worst rulers in the literary world. Beware for slight spoilers if you haven’t read any of the books below. Queen Maeve from Throne… Continue reading Top Five Tuesday | Top 5 Worst Rulers

Books I Want To Reread In 2020

Hello readers! I was looking at my bookshelf this week, thinking about what book I would pick up next. Of all the unread books sitting there and collecting dust, I couldn't help but reach out for some of my favorites. Below are a few books and series that I just have to reread before the… Continue reading Books I Want To Reread In 2020

ARC Review | The Apartment by K.L. Slater

Goodreads synopsis: It’s an opportunity she can’t refuse. The woman before her tried… Freya Miller needs a miracle. In the fallout of her husband’s betrayal, she’s about to lose her family home, and with it the security she craves for her five-year-old daughter, Skye. Adrift and alone, she’s on the verge of despair until a… Continue reading ARC Review | The Apartment by K.L. Slater

Book Series I’ve Started But Haven’t Finished

Hello readers! Like most of you, I have hundreds of books on my TBR. And among my TBR are sequels to series that I've started. Why haven’t I finished these series, you may ask. Well, there are multiple reasons for that. Below you’ll find my list of series that I’ve started but haven’t finished. The… Continue reading Book Series I’ve Started But Haven’t Finished

Top Five Tuesday | Top 5 Series I Want To Start

Hello readers! I’m happy to be taking part in Shanah’s (Bionic Book Worm) Top Five Tuesday prompts for April. For this last prompt, I’ll be talking about book series that I want to start. So here goes: The Selection by Kiera Cass So I’ve been seeing this series float around more recently due to Netflix… Continue reading Top Five Tuesday | Top 5 Series I Want To Start

Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco

“Roses have both petals and thorns, my dark flower. You needn’t believe something weak because it appears delicate. Show the world your bravery.” Goodreads synopsis: Seventeen-year-old Audrey Rose Wadsworth was born a lord's daughter, with a life of wealth and privilege stretched out before her. But between the social teas and silk dress fittings, she… Continue reading Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco

Top Five Tuesday | Top 5 Popular Books I Haven’t Read

Hello readers! I’m happy to be taking part in Shanah’s (Bionic Book Worm) Top Five Tuesday prompts for April. I found this kind of late, so I’ll be participating in the last 2 weeks. Head over to her blog, it’s not too late to join! So there are A LOT of books I have yet… Continue reading Top Five Tuesday | Top 5 Popular Books I Haven’t Read

House of Earth and Blood (Crescent City #1) by Sarah J. Maas

“Through love, all is possible.” The Plot House of Earth and Blood (I kept calling it Crescent City for the longest) follows Bryce Quinlan through her seemingly perfect life in Lunathion. She works hard during the day and spends her nights being the quintessential party girl. When her closest friends are violently dismembered and murdered,… Continue reading House of Earth and Blood (Crescent City #1) by Sarah J. Maas

Where the Blame Lies by Mia Sheridan

“Sometimes the victim, sometimes the perpetrator? None of us are one or the other. We’re all both to different degrees.” Where the Blame Lies is set in the town of Cincinnati and focuses on the main character, Josie. When Josie was in college, she was kidnapped and held hostage; shackled in an abandoned warehouse for… Continue reading Where the Blame Lies by Mia Sheridan

Book Series I Have Yet To Read

Like anyone else with a love for reading, I’m trying to read just about everything. But aside from standalones, I love series. There’s a lot I haven’t read and want to read. I feel like everyone has already read all the popular series and I’m so behind! So, I sat down one day and decided… Continue reading Book Series I Have Yet To Read

The Midnight Star (The Young Elites #3) by Marie Lu

“There was once a time when darkness shrouded the world, and the darkness had a queen.” Marie Lu unites the Dagger Society and Rose Society with the conclusion of yet another great series in The Midnight Star. I’m going to try keep this review short and brief. Adelina has finally gotten her revenge and she’s… Continue reading The Midnight Star (The Young Elites #3) by Marie Lu

Allied (Ruined #3) by Amy Tintera

"There comes a time when we have to accept that people make their own choices, and we’re not responsible for those choices, even if they’re our family." Two sisters go head to head in the thrilling ending to the Ruined series, Allied. Emelina and Olivia Flores are at odds with how to rule over their group of Ruined. Where… Continue reading Allied (Ruined #3) by Amy Tintera

The Rose Society (The Young Elites #2) by Marie Lu

“What is so great about being good?" Wow. Marie Lu has delivered one of her darkest books and it was so good! We left off The Young Elites with Adelina being cast out from the Dagger Society. Fueled with hurt and rage, she sets off plotting her revenge against the Inquisition Axis and the band of rebels… Continue reading The Rose Society (The Young Elites #2) by Marie Lu

Anticipated Releases|October 2019

Hello readers! I haven’t done an anticipated release post in a very long time. But I’m back with just a few books that are coming out in October that I’d love to my hands on. Title/Author: Rebel (Legend #4) by Marie Lu Publication Date: October 1, 2019 Edition/Pages: Hardcover/384 pages Genre: Young Adult/Dystopian/Science Fiction Goodreads… Continue reading Anticipated Releases|October 2019

The Young Elites (The Young Elites #1) by Marie Lu

The Young Elites brings us into the world of Kenettra, where a blood fever swept the nations and left a few physically marked, and named malfettos. Others developed god-like powers. They are known as the Young Elites. Our main character, Adelina Amouteru survived the blood fever severely scarred, with a very dark and dormant power within… Continue reading The Young Elites (The Young Elites #1) by Marie Lu

Avenged (Ruined #2) by Amy Tintera

Amy Tintera delivered a politically driven and romance inducing sequel that kept me turning the page for more. So much so, that I almost didn't realize that I made it to the end. Contrary to some, I actually love cliffhanger, and Amy gave me a good one. Starting up a few weeks after Ruined, Avenged follows Emelina… Continue reading Avenged (Ruined #2) by Amy Tintera

Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult

“Equality is treating everyone the same. But equity is taking differences into account, so everyone has a chance to succeed.” Small Great Things takes place in present-day America, where unfortunately racial issues are still a problem. Ruth Jefferson is a light-skinned African American labor and delivery nurse at a small hospital in Connecticut. She has… Continue reading Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult

King of Scars (Nikolai Duology #1) by Leigh Bardugo

Leigh Bardugo is back and she’s better than ever! King of Scars is a gift to all of us readers who adore the Grishaverse. It brings characters from the previous series together. With that being said, it is IMPERATIVE that you read the Shadow and Bone trilogy and the Six of Crows duology before you… Continue reading King of Scars (Nikolai Duology #1) by Leigh Bardugo

On the Come Up by Angie Thomas

Angie Thomas does it again with her most recent release, On the Come Up. Bri Jackson is a sixteen-year-old girl trying to get her family out of a horrible situation. The only way to do that is to become a rapper and get a six-figure deal. What Bri doesn’t understand is that life isn’t so… Continue reading On the Come Up by Angie Thomas

City of Ashes (The Mortal Instruments #2) by Cassandra Clare

City of Ashes brings us back into the Shadowhunter world and things have gotten worse from last time. Clary, Jace, and the whole Shadowhunter crew are on the hunt for Valentine. His radical ideas for bringing down the clave are slowly becoming a reality. With Downworlder children dying left and right, the gang believes that… Continue reading City of Ashes (The Mortal Instruments #2) by Cassandra Clare

Becoming by Michelle Obama

“If you don’t get out there and define yourself, you’ll be quickly and inaccurately defined by others.” Becoming was definitely worth all the hype. Michelle Obama has gifted us with the emotional and inspiring story of her life. A native of South Side Chicago, Michelle has persevered through all trials in her life. She is… Continue reading Becoming by Michelle Obama

Book Haul: February 2019

Another month has gone by and that can only mean one thing: more books added to the shelf! I’ve added yet another four books to my growing collection, three of which were Valentine’s Day presents from my amazing boyfriend 😊 And like every other book on my TBR list, I cannot wait to read them.… Continue reading Book Haul: February 2019

City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments #1) by Cassandra Clare

Usually, I would insert a quote from the book before I begin my review. But, unfortunately, there are no quotes in this book that would really summarize it’s the plot. And that is neither bad nor good. City of Bones introduces us to the world of the Shadowhunters, the highly trained and paranormal half-humans who… Continue reading City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments #1) by Cassandra Clare

Book Haul: January 2019

It’s the end of January and my book case has gained more books! Luckily, my bank account is still happy with me because I only bought four books. Below are the following books that have stolen my money, and who knows, I may be able to read them all this year. The Wicked King (The… Continue reading Book Haul: January 2019

Anticipated Releases|February 2019

The month of February is upon us and that can only mean one thing: more book releases! Below are my anticipated February releases by some amazing authors. Click the photo to be redirected to the book’s Goodreads page and maybe add it to your TBR. I’ll also post links on where you can buy them.… Continue reading Anticipated Releases|February 2019

The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton

“Too little information and you're blind, too much and you're blinded.” The 7 ½ Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle takes us on one hell of a journey with Aiden Bishop, a man who is given the task of finding the murderer of Evelyn Hardcastle. The catch? He has until 11:00 pm and must inhabit eight different… Continue reading The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton