If there’s one thing I keep reiterating on this blog, it’s how much I hate being spoiled by anyone or anything for any new releases of books, TV shows/anime (because yes, the only TV “shows” I actively watch are all Japanese cartoons). I’ve actually tried to write variations on this topic before, but my drafts just end up being drafts and never published because I could never figure out exactly how I wanted to discuss spoilers. So today, I thought I’d explain my own reason for disliking them with an immense passion, considering I have told many of my friends that if they dare spoil anything to me, I will literally murder them.
I enjoy being surprised by plot twists. I like reading and then turning the page and see something majorly unexpected happen, then screaming ‘WHYYY” into my pillow at 3am in the morning (true story), leaving me emotionally drained and empty. It’s something I’ve come to love and enjoy about good storytelling as good storytelling will drop hints everywhere and then come surprising you when you least expect it. It’s a craft that takes time and effort to perfect, mastered only by brilliant writers and artists. Continue reading
Hey guys! Today’s post is a little different – I thought that it would be fun to put together my very own Loot Crate! The lovely people over at Loot Crate put a project together where fans can highlight what they’d put together for their own ‘Dream Crate’. If you’re unfamiliar with who Loot Crate is, they offer all sorts of geek crates and gifts for fans (and anyone else, really) to enjoy.
The theme I’ve decided to go with is ‘Tales of the World’ – loosely inspired by classic fairy tales and the many, many retellings and adaptations that have been made over the years. So without further ado, here’s some of the things I’d include:
Beauty and the Beast Music Box
There are many different songs I probably could’ve chosen, but I saw this particular music box and had to include it on this list. I love how the two characters are just waltzing around to the iconic song from the movie. It might also have something to do with the fact that I just recently watched the live-film adaption of Beauty and the Beast, but seriously, it’s so good. Continue reading
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Release Date: April 5, 2016
Read in: January 2017
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We are seventeen and shattered and still dancing. We have messy, throbbing hearts, and we are stronger than anyone could ever know…
Jonah never thought a girl like Vivi would come along.
Vivi didn’t know Jonah would light up her world.
Neither of them expected a summer like this…a summer that would rewrite their futures.
In an unflinching story about new love, old wounds, and forces beyond our control, two teens find that when you collide with the right person at just the right time, it will change you forever.
I have such mad respect for Emery Lord right now, mostly because of her stories and the way she manages to cram such beautiful prose about so many different things into the space of about 300 pages.
When We Collided is a fictional “love story that’s set in the same world as mine”, as Lord says so in her author’s note. However, it’s so much more than that – it’s a brilliant tale that weaves so much depth and awareness between every single line. I appreciated the love story, all of the characters, and I admire the ending that was written. Continue reading
Happy release day to Roseblood – or should I say ROSEBLOOD – by A.G. Howard! I am yet to read this book, but judging from the raving review and synopsis, it seems to be living up to the hype and I can’t wait to get my hands on this!
I’m happy to announce that yes, there is a giveaway for a signed ROSEBLOOD poster and Mask! Unfortuately, this giveaway is only open to residents in the US, so if you happen to live outside the States (like myself), I’m optimistic that there will be other opportunities to win more bookish goodies. However, if you are interested, all the details are further down in this post.
About The Book:
Author: A.G. Howard
Pub. Date: January 10, 2016
Publisher: Amulet Books
Formats: Hardcover, paperback, eBook
Find it: Amazon, B&N, iBooks, Audible, Goodreads
In this modern day spin on Leroux’s gothic tale of unrequited love turned to madness, seventeen-year-old Rune Germain has a mysterious affliction linked to her operatic talent, and a horrifying mistake she’s trying to hide. Hoping creative direction will help her, Rune’s mother sends her to a French arts conservatory for her senior year, located in an opera house rumored to have ties to The Phantom of the Opera. Continue reading
Hey guys! Today’s Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by the folks over at The Broke and the Bookish as usually, is basically my 2016 shame masterpost. The topic of today’s post was 2016 releases that I totally meant to read, but never ended up getting around to reading. There were quite a few books which I didn’t end up reading, so here is my list of shame:
Passenger by Alexandra Bracken
This was one of the books I was really intrigued by, but it’s honestly just been sitting on my shelf waiting to be read. I actually did try to read it a little while back, but I got completely sidetracked and never ended up finishing it. Continue reading
Welcome to the first post of 2017 on this blog! Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme that’s hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, and today’s topic revolves around the debuts of 2017 I’m most excited for. So without further ado, here are my top ten most anticipated debut books of this year:
This sounds a little like the Night Circus, which I read about a month ago, so I’m interested to see how the author will tell this story and see how it plays out. I also just love how elegant the cover is for this book. Continue reading
So December has now come to a close, and what a year it has been! So much has happened in the past year, with both good and bad experiences to reflect on. I think the main thing for me was that I finished high school (which honestly seems so long ago even though it’s only been two months) and also that I’m moving on with my life.
December wasn’t the reading month I wanted it to be, but I did manage to complete my Goodreads challenge of 60 books! I’m really proud since there was so much going on between school, keeping up with extracurriculars, and although I was busy, I did manage to read that many books this year and so I’m really happy with that. That being said, I did only manage to read 4 books and 1 novella, as I was extremely busy with my job (which was surprisingly draining given that all I do is stand around all day). Despite that, the books I did read were all worthy of my time so in order of which I read them:
I technically started reading this in November, but only finished it early this month. I really enjoyed it, despite the cheesy ending which I mentioned in my review. Continue reading