Wrap Up

Readathon By Zoe Wrap Up

Good Morning Lovely People. So I’m super sad that it is already Sunday because I am not ready for this weekend to be over yet, but here we are. So I read for most of the day yesterday, and ended up reading some things I didn’t plan to, and read some things I did plan to read. So of course my wrap up is different then my TBR but I am a very big mood reader. I read 4 books yesterday and started a fifth that I will hopefully finish soon. Let’s get in to the books!


Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them
Audiobook read by Eddie Redmayne

Alright so yes last month or the month before I read the illustrated edition of this book BUT I saw that my library had the audiobook which is read by Eddie who plays Newt in the movie so I put a hold on it, like a million years ago, and my hold came through so I decided I wanted to listen to it. It was absolutely fantastic and I loved that it was read by Eddie because it made it just that much better.


13 Little Blue Envelopes by Maureen Johnson

So the second book that I read for the day yesterday was this one. It was a re-read for me because I read it about a million years ago. The reason I wanted to pick this up is because I purchased the second one awhile ago and I wanted to finish the series but I didn’t remember anything that happened in this book. To be honest I’m not too disappointed that I didn’t remember anything that happened in this book because it was definitely not something that was remembering worthy, but now I can go ahead and read the next one and finish the duology and be proud of myself for finishing it!


The Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan

This was yet again another re-read for my because I actually read all the way to book five in this series but never finished the fifth book, so I am of course working on re-reading the entire series so I can finally finish it as well. This one wasn’t as great as the first one, maybe because I’ve seen the movie for the first one and just remembered so much of what happened, but it’s ok because I still enjoyed it enough to want to continue the series and of course the cliffhanger at the end of this one has me really ready to pick up the third book and figure out what all is going to happen.


Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them Screenplay

So yes, I doubled up on my Harry Potter yesterday. This though was a completely new read for me because I somehow have never read the screenplay before even though I’ve owned this beautiful book since it came out. I absolutely had the best time reading it, and listening to the other book read by Eddie may have been what made it so easy for me to see the entire movie playing out in my head as I read it, and that just made it such a great experience. I may have to go re-watch the movie now because it was just so good, but yes this was such a good pick to finish the full books I read yesterday.

Books I started, but didn’t finish

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So of course because I’m mostly a mood reader I also picked up both of these books yesterday but did not finish them, so plan to be hearing about them soon because I would like to finish them.

Did you guys participate in #readathonbyzoe and if you did how did you do? Let me know below I’d love to hear from you, and I’ll see you tomorrow!

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February ’18 Wrap Up

I know February is the shortest month, but I really feel like this month flew by. I hope everyone that participated in Read-A-Thin this month got a bunch of reading done. Sorry I’ve been sucking at writing posts, but I am working on something for every day of this month! I can’t wait to keep working on them and hope you guys enjoy. So this month I ended up reading….19 books. Wow shortest month of the year and I killed it. I’m going to post a wrap up later for Read-A-Thin specifically so you know what books I put to what challenge because I changed it up, but I read a ton of other stuff too this month, so let’s get to the books.


The Cruel Prince by Holly Black
Rating: ★★★★★

Of course I want to be like them. They’re beautiful as blades forged in some divine fire. They will live forever.

And Cardan is even more beautiful than the rest. I hate him more than all the others. I hate him so much that sometimes when I look at him, I can hardly breathe.

Jude was seven years old when her parents were murdered and she and her two sisters were stolen away to live in the treacherous High Court of Faerie. Ten years later, Jude wants nothing more than to belong there, despite her mortality. But many of the fey despise humans. Especially Prince Cardan, the youngest and wickedest son of the High King.

To win a place at the Court, she must defy him–and face the consequences.

In doing so, she becomes embroiled in palace intrigues and deceptions, discovering her own capacity for bloodshed. But as civil war threatens to drown the Courts of Faerie in violence, Jude will need to risk her life in a dangerous alliance to save her sisters, and Faerie itself.


My Heart And Other Black Holes by Jasmine Warga
Rating: ★★★★✩

Sixteen-year-old physics nerd Aysel is obsessed with plotting her own death. With a mother who can barely look at her without wincing, classmates who whisper behind her back, and a father whose violent crime rocked her small town, Aysel is ready to turn her potential energy into nothingness.

There’s only one problem: she’s not sure she has the courage to do it alone. But once she discovers a website with a section called Suicide Partners, Aysel’s convinced she’s found her solution: a teen boy with the username FrozenRobot (aka Roman) who’s haunted by a family tragedy is looking for a partner.

Even though Aysel and Roman have nothing in common, they slowly start to fill in each other’s broken lives. But as their suicide pact becomes more concrete, Aysel begins to question whether she really wants to go through with it. Ultimately, she must choose between wanting to die or trying to convince Roman to live so they can discover the potential of their energy together. Except that Roman may not be so easy to convince.


Otherworld by Jason Segel
Rating: ★★★★✩

The company says Otherworld is amazing—like nothing you’ve ever seen before. They say it’s addictive—that you’ll want to stay forever. They promise Otherworld will make all your dreams come true.

Simon thought Otherworld was a game. Turns out he knew nothing. Otherworld is the next phase of reality. It’s everything you’ve ever wanted.

And it’s about to change humanity forever.
Welcome to the Otherworld. No one could have seen it coming.


Little & Lion by Brandy Colbert
Rating: ★★★✩✩

When Suzette comes home to Los Angeles from her boarding school in New England, she isn’t sure if she’ll ever want to go back. L.A. is where her friends and family are (along with her crush, Emil). And her stepbrother, Lionel, who has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, needs her emotional support.

But as she settles into her old life, Suzette finds herself falling for someone new…the same girl her brother is in love with. When Lionel’s disorder spirals out of control, Suzette is forced to confront her past mistakes and find a way to help her brother before he hurts himself–or worse.


On The Fence by Kasie West
Rating: ★★★★✩

For sixteen-year-old Charlotte Reynolds, aka Charlie, being raised by a single dad and three older brothers has its perks. She can outrun, outscore, and outwit every boy she knows—including her longtime neighbor and honorary fourth brother, Braden. But when it comes to being a girl, Charlie doesn’t know the first thing about anything. So when she starts working at chichi boutique to pay off a speeding ticket, she finds herself in a strange new world of makeup, lacy skirts, and BeDazzlers. Even stranger, she’s spending time with a boy who has never seen her tear it up in a pickup game.

To cope with the stress of faking her way through this new reality, Charlie seeks late-night refuge in her backyard, talking out her problems with Braden by the fence that separates them. But their Fence Chats can’t solve Charlie’s biggest problem: she’s falling for Braden. Hard. She knows what it means to go for the win, but if spilling her secret means losing him for good, the stakes just got too high.


The Hating Game by Sally Thorne
Rating: ★★★★★

Nemesis (n.)
1) An opponent or rival whom a person cannot best or overcome;
2) A person’s undoing;
3) Joshua Templeman.

Lucy Hutton and Joshua Templeman hate each other. Not dislike. Not begrudgingly tolerate. Hate. And they have no problem displaying their feelings through a series of ritualistic passive aggressive maneuvers as they sit across from each other, executive assistants to co-CEOs of a publishing company. Lucy can’t understand Joshua’s joyless, uptight, meticulous approach to his job. Joshua is clearly baffled by Lucy’s overly bright clothes, quirkiness, and Pollyanna attitude.

Now up for the same promotion, their battle of wills has come to a head and Lucy refuses to back down when their latest game could cost her her dream job…But the tension between Lucy and Joshua has also reached its boiling point, and Lucy is discovering that maybe she doesn’t hate Joshua. And maybe, he doesn’t hate her either. Or maybe this is just another game.


The One by Kiera Cass
Rating: ★★★★✩

The time has come for one winner to be crowned.

When she was chosen to compete in the Selection, America never dreamed she would find herself anywhere close to the crown—or to Prince Maxon’s heart. But as the end of the competition approaches, and the threats outside the palace walls grow more vicious, America realizes just how much she stands to lose—and how hard she’ll have to fight for the future she wants.


Paris For One by Jojo Moyes
Rating: ★★★✩✩

Nell is twenty-six and has never been to Paris. She’s never even been on a romantic weekend away–to anywhere–before. Traveling abroad isn’t really her thing. But when Nell’s boyfriend fails to show up for their mini-vacation, she has the opportunity to prove everyone–including herself–wrong. Alone in Paris, Nell finds a version of herself she never knew existed: independent and intrepid. Could this turn out to be the most adventurous weekend of her life? Funny, charming, and irresistible, Paris for One is quintessential Jojo Moyes–as are the other stories that round out the collection.


Giant Days vol. 5
Rating: ★★★★★

Going off to university is always a time of change and growth, but for Esther, Susan, and Daisy, things are about to get a little weird.

Their freshman year is finally coming to a close and Daisy, Susan, and Esther say goodbye to Catterick Hall forever. Literally forever. It’s being bulldozed and re-purposed as a luxury dorm next semester. But as one door closes, another opens and between end of semester hookups, music festivals, and moving into their first home together, the life experiences are just getting started.


City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
Rating: ★★★★✩

When fifteen-year-old Clary Fray heads out to the Pandemonium Club in New York City, she hardly expects to witness a murder― much less a murder committed by three teenagers covered with strange tattoos and brandishing bizarre weapons. Then the body disappears into thin air. It’s hard to call the police when the murderers are invisible to everyone else and when there is nothing―not even a smear of blood―to show that a boy has died. Or was he a boy?

This is Clary’s first meeting with the Shadowhunters, warriors dedicated to ridding the earth of demons. It’s also her first encounter with Jace, a Shadowhunter who looks a little like an angel and acts a lot like a jerk. Within twenty-four hours Clary is pulled into Jace’s world with a vengeance, when her mother disappears and Clary herself is attacked by a demon. But why would demons be interested in ordinary mundanes like Clary and her mother? And how did Clary suddenly get the Sight? The Shadowhunters would like to know…

Exotic and gritty, exhilarating and utterly gripping, Cassandra Clare’s ferociously entertaining fantasy takes readers on a wild ride that they will never want to end.

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Rating: ★★★★★

Her heart has to break before it can open.

When star soccer player Peyton Rios receives an offer from her first-choice college, senior year starts off exactly as planned. But when Peyton uncovers her boyfriend’s dark secret, she confronts him—and finds herself falling down a flight of stairs. Peyton’s knee—and maybe her dream of going pro—is shattered. Everyone is talking: Was she pushed, or did she fall? Peyton knows the truth, even if no one believes her.

He has to let someone in before it’s too late.

With her future on the line, Peyton goes to stay with her uncle in a small Tennessee town to focus on her recovery. Dating is the last thing on her mind—until she meets sweet, sexy Owen Law.

But Peyton doesn’t trust her heart, especially when she senses that Owen is hiding something. When their secrets are finally exposed, Peyton has to decide if love is worth fighting for.


They Both Die At The End by Adam Silvera
Rating: ★★★★✩

On September 5, a little after midnight, Death-Cast calls Mateo Torrez and Rufus Emeterio to give them some bad news: They’re going to die today.

Mateo and Rufus are total strangers, but, for different reasons, they’re both looking to make a new friend on their End Day. The good news: There’s an app for that. It’s called the Last Friend, and through it, Rufus and Mateo are about to meet up for one last great adventure—to live a lifetime in a single day.


We Are The Ants by Shaun David Hutchinson
Rating: ★★✩✩✩

Henry Denton has spent years being periodically abducted by aliens. Then the aliens give him an ultimatum: The world will end in 144 days, and all Henry has to do to stop it is push a big red button.

Only he isn’t sure he wants to.

After all, life hasn’t been great for Henry. His mom is a struggling waitress held together by a thin layer of cigarette smoke. His brother is a jobless dropout who just knocked someone up. His grandmother is slowly losing herself to Alzheimer’s. And Henry is still dealing with the grief of his boyfriend’s suicide last year.

Wiping the slate clean sounds like a pretty good choice to him.

But Henry is a scientist first, and facing the question thoroughly and logically, he begins to look for pros and cons: in the bully who is his perpetual one-night stand, in the best friend who betrayed him, in the brilliant and mysterious boy who walked into the wrong class. Weighing the pain and the joy that surrounds him, Henry is left with the ultimate choice: push the button and save the planet and everyone on it…or let the world—and his pain—be destroyed forever.


Captain Marvel Vol. 1 Rise of Alpha Flight
Rating: ★★★✩✩

Face front, true believers! The Captain has made her return and oh, how mighty it is. It’s a bold new frontier for Carol Danvers as she soars to new heights in her greatest mission yet-leader of the all-new Alpha Flight space program. Yup, Alpha Flight. As earth’s first line of defense, Carol and her team aim to protect the planet from extraterrestrial threats. But can Carol be a soldier and a diplomat? Especially when an unknown enemy emerges that Carol can’t quite punch.



Extraordinary Means by Robyn Schneider
Rating: ★★★✩✩

When he’s sent to Latham House, a boarding school for sick teens, Lane thinks his life may as well be over.
But when he meets Sadie and her friends – a group of eccentric troublemakers – he realises that maybe getting sick is just the beginning. That illness doesn’t have to define you, and that falling in love is its own cure.




Giant Days Vol 6
Rating: ★★★★★

Esther, Susan, and Daisy have moved into their beautiful new house off campus, but the new living situation creates new challenges for the girls.

Second year begins and Daisy, Susan, and Esther have taken their friendship commitment to the next level by moving into their “beautiful home”, off-campus. But the keys didn’t come without a whole new level of responsibility. Unwanted suitor visits, a robbery, and Susan living only a few blocks apart from her ex-boyfriend, McGraw has made the dorms feel like a haven. The girls are in for a dose of reality when they learn that there’s more to being an adult than paying your own rent.


Our Dark Duet by V.E. Schwab
Rating: ★★★★★


KATE HARKER isn’t afraid of monsters. She hunts them. And she’s good at it.

AUGUST FLYNN once yearned to be human. He has a part to play. And he will play it, no matter the cost.



Kate will have to return to Verity. August will have to let her back in. And a new monster is waiting—one that feeds on chaos and brings out its victims’ inner demons.

Which will be harder to conquer: the monsters they face, or the monsters within?


Fat Vampire by Adam Rex

Doug Lee is undead quite by accident—attacked by a desperate vampire, he finds himself cursed with being fat and fifteen forever. When he has no luck finding some goth chick with a vampire fetish, he resorts to sucking the blood of cows under cover of the night. But it’s just not the same.

Then he meets the new Indian exchange student and falls for her—hard. Yeah, he wants to bite her, but he also wants to prove himself to her. But like the laws of life, love, and high school, the laws of vampire existence are complicated—it’s not as easy as studying Dracula. Especially when the star of Vampire Hunters is hot on your trail in an attempt to boost ratings. . . .


The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not. Within the black-and-white striped canvas tents is an utterly unique experience full of breathtaking amazements. It is called Le Cirque des Rêves, and it is only open at night.

But behind the scenes, a fierce competition is underway – a duel between two young magicians, Celia and Marco, who have been trained since childhood expressly for this purpose by their mercurial instructors. Unbeknownst to them, this is a game in which only one can be left standing, and the circus is but the stage for a remarkable battle of imagination and will. Despite themselves, however, Celia and Marco tumble headfirst into love – a deep, magical love that makes the lights flicker and the room grow warm whenever they so much as brush hands.

True love or not, the game must play out, and the fates of everyone involved, from the cast of extraordinary circus per­formers to the patrons, hang in the balance, suspended as precariously as the daring acrobats overhead.

Alright so last month I completed 6 of my PopSugar Challenges, let’s see how this month faired!

× The next book in a series you’ve started – The One
× A Book With A Time Of Day In The Title – The Night Circus
× A Book w/ an LGBTQ Protagonist – We Are The Ants
× A Book About Mental Health – We Are The Ants
× A Book Published in 2018 – Cruel Prince

I honestly didn’t realize I completed so many challenges this month! 5 more so that’s a total of 11 out of 49, so I’m super close to being 1/4 of the way done! Very good month, can’t wait to see how this keeps going. That’s everything I read last month, let me know if you have a wrap up so I can check them out! See you tomorrow!!

Readathon · Wrap Up

In Love-athon Wrap Up

It’s Thursday! So Officially In Love-athon is over now, hence the later in the day post. I wanted to see what all I could get done reading today. I finished all of the challenges but not with the books that I originally was planning to read with them. Let’s get in to the books and the challenges!

*Read a book from your favorite Romance Author – On The Fence
*Read A Book With Your Favorite Trope – The Hating Game
*Read a Book With A Prince or Princess – The One
*Read an Original Fairy Tale and watch the Adaptation – Rapunzel/Tangled
* Read a book that takes place in a location you’d love to spend V-Day – Paris for 1
*Read a Book With Pink or Red on the cover – Paris for One
*Read an LGBTQ+ Love Story – We Are The Ants
*Read a Classic Love Story – Rapunzel
*Read one of the hosts favorite Contemporary Romance books – The Hating Game

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I read more than these this past week, but I’ll save those for the end of the month wrap up! Hope you had a good readathon and I’ll see you guys soon.

Wrap Up

January ’18 Wrap Up

This month was just horrible for reading or for blogging, or for anything honestly. I am planning to work on that, but I can only do so much about last month right now. So here we are I only read 8 books this month. It wasn’t completely horrible for a reading month but I sucked at reading my TBR jar books and I did horrible just finishing books in general, since I currently have 9 books “currently” being read according to my Goodreads. So here are the books I read!


Last Year’s Mistake by Gina Ciocca
Rating: ★★★★✩

Kelsey and David became best friends the summer before freshman year and were inseparable ever after. Until the night a misunderstanding turned Kelsey into the school joke and everything around her crumbled – including her friendship with David. So when Kelsey’s parents decided to move away, she couldn’t wait to start over and leave the past behind. Except, David wasn’t ready to let her go…

Now it’s senior year and Kelsey has a new group of friends, genuine popularity, and a hot boyfriend. Her life is perfect. That is, until David’s family relocates to the same town and he shakes up everything. Soon old feelings bubble to the surface and threaten to destroy Kelsey’s second chance at happiness. The more time she spends with David, the more she realizes she never let him go. And that maybe she never wants to.


A List of Cages by Robin Roe
Rating: ★★★★✩

When Adam Blake lands the best elective ever in his senior year, serving as an aide to the school psychologist, he thinks he’s got it made. Sure, it means a lot of sitting around, which isn’t easy for a guy with ADHD, but he can’t complain, since he gets to spend the period texting all his friends. Then the doctor asks him to track down the troubled freshman who keeps dodging her, and Adam discovers that the boy is Julian—the foster brother he hasn’t seen in five years.

Adam is ecstatic to be reunited. At first, Julian seems like the boy he once knew. He’s still kindhearted. He still writes stories and loves picture books meant for little kids. But as they spend more time together, Adam realizes that Julian is keeping secrets, like where he hides during the middle of the day, and what’s really going on inside his house. Adam is determined to help him, but his involvement could cost both boys their lives…


Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
Rating: ★★★★★

You can’t stop the future.
You can’t rewind the past.
The only way to learn the secret . . . is to press play.

Clay Jensen returns home from school to find a strange package with his name on it lying on his porch. Inside he discovers several cassette tapes recorded by Hannah Baker–his classmate and crush–who committed suicide two weeks earlier. Hannah’s voice tells him that there are thirteen reasons why she decided to end her life. Clay is one of them. If he listens, he’ll find out why.

Clay spends the night crisscrossing his town with Hannah as his guide. He becomes a firsthand witness to Hannah’s pain, and as he follows Hannah’s recorded words throughout his town, what he discovers changes his life forever.


Girls Made of Snow and Glass by Melissa Bashardoust
Rating: ★★★✩✩

At sixteen, Mina’s mother is dead, her magician father is vicious, and her silent heart has never beat with love for anyone—has never beat at all, in fact, but she’d always thought that fact normal. She never guessed that her father cut out her heart and replaced it with one of glass. When she moves to Whitespring Castle and sees its king for the first time, Mina forms a plan: win the king’s heart with her beauty, become queen, and finally know love. The only catch is that she’ll have to become a stepmother.

Fifteen-year-old Lynet looks just like her late mother, and one day she discovers why: a magician created her out of snow in the dead queen’s image, at her father’s order. But despite being the dead queen made flesh, Lynet would rather be like her fierce and regal stepmother, Mina. She gets her wish when her father makes Lynet queen of the southern territories, displacing Mina. Now Mina is starting to look at Lynet with something like hatred, and Lynet must decide what to do—and who to be—to win back the only mother she’s ever known…or else defeat her once and for all.


Defy The Stars by Claudia Gray
Rating: ★★★★★

She’s a soldier.

Noemi Vidal is seventeen years old and sworn to protect her planet, Genesis. She’s willing to risk anything—including her own life. To their enemies on Earth, she’s a rebel.

He’s a machine.

Abandoned in space for years, utterly alone, Abel has advanced programming that’s begun to evolve. He wants only to protect his creator, and to be free. To the people of Genesis, he’s an abomination.

Noemi and Abel are enemies in an interstellar war, forced by chance to work together as they embark on a daring journey through the stars. Their efforts would end the fighting for good, but they’re not without sacrifice. The stakes are even higher than either of them first realized, and the more time they spend together, the more they’re forced to question everything they’d been taught was true.


Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
Rating: ★★★✩✩

In the year 2045, reality is an ugly place. The only time teenage Wade Watts really feels alive is when he’s jacked into the virtual utopia known as the OASIS. Wade’s devoted his life to studying the puzzles hidden within this world’s digital confines, puzzles that are based on their creator’s obsession with the pop culture of decades past and that promise massive power and fortune to whoever can unlock them. When Wade stumbles upon the first clue, he finds himself beset by players willing to kill to take this ultimate prize. The race is on, and if Wade’s going to survive, he’ll have to win—and confront the real world he’s always been so desperate to escape


Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them
Rating: ★★★★✩

Prepare to be dazzled by the wild wonders of the wizarding world in this sumptuously illustrated full-colour edition of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, written by J.K. Rowling (writing as Magizoologist Newt Scamander), illustrated by Olivia Lomenech Gill.

This glorious new edition of Newt Scamander’s Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (considered a classic throughout the wizarding world) features an extraordinary array of magical creatures, from Acromantula to Yeti via ten different breeds of dragon – all beautifully illustrated in full colour by the brilliantly inventive, Greenaway Medal shortlisted Olivia Lomenech Gill.

Famed Magizoologist Newt Scamander’s years of adventure and exploration have yielded a work of unparalleled importance, admired by scholars, devoured by young witches and wizards, and even made available to Muggles in the early years of this century. With this dazzling illustrated edition, readers can explore the magical fauna of five continents from the comfort of their own armchairs. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is essential reading at Hogwarts.


The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
Rating: ★★★★★

Percy Jackson is a good kid, but he can’t seem to focus on his schoolwork or control his temper. And lately, being away at boarding school is only getting worse—Percy could have sworn his pre-algebra teacher turned into a monster and tried to kill him. When Percy’s mom finds out, she knows it’s time that he knew the truth about where he came from, and that he go to the one place he’ll be safe. She sends Percy to Camp Half Blood, a summer camp for demigods (on Long Island), where he learns that the father he never knew is Poseidon, God of the Sea. Soon a mystery unfolds and together with his friends—one a satyr and the other the demigod daughter of Athena—Percy sets out on a quest across the United States to reach the gates of the Underworld (located in a recording studio in Hollywood) and prevent a catastrophic war between the gods.

So as I posted yesterday I said I’d update on my Popsugar challenge. This month I completed 6 out of the 50 challenges! I feel like that’s not too shabby for one month. Guess we’ll see how I do next month!

× A Book About Feminism – Girls Made of Snow and Glass
× A Book About or Involving a Sport – Last Year’s Mistake
× A Book Set On A Different Planet – Defy The Stars
× A Book Mentioned In Another Book – Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
× A Book You Meant to Read in 2017 – Thirteen Reasons Why
× Favorite Prompt from 2015, 2016, or 2017 (500+ Pages) – Defy The Stars

Thankfully I liked the books that I got to read this month, for the most part, even though I didn’t get to read that much. I have to work a bit harder to keep up with my Goodreads goal because I really want to be able hit it this year since I read more last year. Here’s to next month! Let me know how you guys did this month in the comments.

Wrap Up

2017 Wrap Up!

So I kind of wanted to do this post mostly for myself, because I want to be able to look back at all the books I read this year. I’m going to just post the pictures, no titles, no links, no ratings. Just every book that I read this year in reading order. So hopefully this will be an extra post and you will all get to see something else today. Yes a couple of these you will see two times, and that’s because I read them twice this year. Also if you want to see this list compiled on Goodreads with the ratings and everything you can find them here. Let’s get in to the books!

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Wrap Up

Top 17 of 2017

So yes, I decided I was going to do this post. I am going to go through the 125 books that I read last year and pick my top 17, and these are going to be in no order, and I will not include comics just because most of the time those are pretty high rated. Also, don’t be surprised that most of these happen to be Contemporary books. I didn’t start branching out too much til the end of the year, but hopefully in 2018 more of my favorite books will not be in one genre. If I have time I will make a youtube video which you will see below if you don’t feel like reading this whole post. Let’s get in to the books!



Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia

So yes, I put this book at the top of the list even though I said I wasn’t going to do them in order, this I think still was my top book of the year. I ended up reading it twice and I was still in love with it the second time around. I know there were bits of this that were problematic, but it was so easy to relate to not only Eliza but Wallace as well which I think is what made this book so great. I loved seeing someone who thinks just like me even though she’s a lot more creative than I am. I really enjoyed the writing as well and happened to annotate my second read through which really means something if I write in my books.


Made You Up by Francesca Zappia

I put this together with Eliza because, like I mentioned in that one, the writing in this book was just so phenomenal. I absolutely love the mental health rep in this book. I remember I fell in love with the characters so easily and I just knew things were going to happen to make problems but I wasn’t completely able to guess everything that would happen. I think I really need to pick this one up again to refresh myself on all that happens, but I do know I was pretty happy in the end, she wasn’t fixed by a boy, and it was very realistic feeling to me. Highly recommend it.


Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

Yay we have our first non contemporary book on my list. I ended reading this book two times this year as well, so obviously it was amazing. The audiobook also has a full cast which I felt really brought this story to life. I love Katy and Ezra and their story. This is a multi-media told story so there are emails and chats and video transcriptions. I think it’s pretty crazy what happened and the ending of this one is so quick paced and so crazy it just threw me for a loop the first time and when I put the book down I was just in awe of what I read.


Gemina by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

Of course since I loved the first one so much it’s not surprising that I loved the second one just as much. I also read this book twice this year and listened in audiobook the second time around. Again it’s a full cast and it’s of course a different cast then the first book because this focuses on the Heimdall waypoint where Katy and Ezra are trying to escape to in the first book. This focuses on Hanna and Nik and takes place over the course of just a couple days, most of it is just one day. Heimdall gets taken over and these two teens have to save the station and meet the survivors from book one.


This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab

This book. Oh. My. Gosh. I knew that I had heard this series was absolutely amazing but I did not think that when I read it I would love it as much as I ended up loving it. The world building is beyond amazing. It’s super easy to understand the fantastical aspects of this book and the monsters. The duel perspective makes the whole story just really come together and I am so upset with myself that I have not read the second book yet because I need that in my life. I need to know what happens after the end of the first book, I just need it.


Under Rose-Tainted Skies by Louise Gornall

Yet another mental health book that I fell in love with this year. After the year that I had a lot of these books really spoke to me even though I had no relation to the mental illness the characters had. The reason I think that I love this book so much is because SPOILERS Norah doesn’t magically overcome her mental illness over the course of this book. She also falls in love with a boy and he doesn’t magically fix her either. In the end it’s her realizing what she has to do to try to become better but there’s still a lot of work to do in the end and I really want to pick this back up again soon.


The Unlikelies by Carrie Firestone

Not only did I really like this book, but this book is absolutely gorgeous.  I kind of had an idea of what I was getting in to with this book, but I think the whole story itself isn’t really well described from the synopsis. In this book 5 teens are brought together and they happen to form a friendship where they then try to make their communities better places. I thought it was really cute and really liked the story and what the teens did. I think it’s got a pretty good story to tell to people with an extremely positive influence.

18660447The Fill-In Boyfriend by Kasie West

I read so many Kasie West books this year and I really like them all, but apparently according to my ratings this is the only one that I ended up giving 5 stars. It was her second one that I read as well. I know a lot of people don’t seem to like this one as much as some of her other ones and really seem to also have a problem that Gia literally went and picked a random guy to be her date to her dance, but I think that’s pretty brave of her to go to a random guy and make him her boyfriend for the night, and I really liked seeing the relationship develop.


Alex Approximately by Jenn Bennett

This is a modern day retelling of You’ve Got Mail, and let me tell you, it’s such a good retelling. Although I guess I need to be honest and say that I haven’t watched that movie in a long time, but I would watch this if they made it in to a movie instead. If I remember correctly I ended up reading this book all in one day during a road trip and I couldn’t put it down the entire time. I of course very easily could tell how it was going to end, I’m not sure if it’s because it’s easy to tell or if I normally know them or not, but I still enjoyed reading the book and seeing what happened and thought that it was really cute .


Geekerella by Ashley Poston

I know that I’m not doing these in order but I think this would be up there in the rankings if I did do them in an order. Again this was a book that some people had problems with, but I think Ashley did a good job taking Cinderella and giving it a modern nerdy spin. I also think that I really enjoyed the fact that we got to see two different perspectives during the story as well. Some aspects of the ending are a bit unrealistic but it’s still something that makes the story cute and gives an extra spin to everything.


Queens of Geek by Jen Wilde

Another book with nerd culture! This also was another book with multiple perspectives which was pretty awesome. I would say I had a bit of an issue with this book and it might be controversial but one of the main characters in the book is said to be on the spectrum for autism but every trait that she seemed to have that they said went towards it was something that just seemed like extreme anxiety. Being someone recently diagnosed with high anxiety it was pretty confusing with that but I like that she had that kind of representation at least.


The Hating Game by Sally Thorne

This I would have to say for certain is more of an adult novel. Technically I think it’s New Adult and I guess that means sexy times, which is totally what this book is. I was recommended this book through Booktube and man am I happy that I picked it up. I like the tension and I liked the fact that the man in this actually seemed to have feelings! haha sorry about that comment but again recent events, anyway, this book is a fun read and is super easy and quick to read as well if you want something fast and fun to read.


Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

I cannot wait to see this movie when it comes out. I am so excited for it! This is another book that I think I really want to pick up and read again, probably even before the movie comes out. I read Upside as well and enjoyed it but I think reading Simon was just so much more fun for me. The diversity and the rep in this was really good. If you haven’t read either of these books PLEASE READ SIMON FIRST. There are spoilers to Simon in Upside and it bothers me so much that people read Upside first and are just like eh whatever, but seriously, read Simon first.


Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch

Super excited about this book being on my list. I have read the second one and plan to finish the trilogy soon. I was blown away with the magic system in this book as well as the fact that this book is so full of action. You start off with some action and it goes right in to more, all the while making pretty good use of the story to fill you in on the history and the world building. I probably would say that this book is better than the second but there was a lot of things that had to happen in the second one, and my opinions changed on some people between the two but definitely a fun series.


Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon

I think this was one of the first books that I read this year, and I still consider it one of the best books I read for the year as well. Again I am such a big contemporary reader that I just fell in love with this story. I have to admit that no I have not seen the movie yet, but I do own it so that will have to happen soon for me. But Again I know this is a book that people had some problems with but in the end I thought it made the story and I really enjoyed it. I also read another Nicola Yoon book this year, but didn’t enjoy it and definitely didn’t enjoy it as much as I did this book.


To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han

This was a book that I had tried to read the year before and ended up not really being in the same reading mindset that I was before and ended up putting it down. But when I picked it up this year it was for a read-a-thon and ended up reading it in just one day because it was so cute. I knew a little bit about this story before as well and have a bit of a different feeling towards some of the boys in this book. But I do plan to read the next two in the series and I plan to see the movie so maybe my idea of everything will change. We shall see, but I do know this is a fun light hearted read.


Zenn Diagram by Wendy Brant

This is the only book on this list that I was given the opportunity to read an advanced copy of and just fell in love with the story. To be honest I don’t remember much about it but I do remember that I really liked the story. There was an issue in the book where it might have made the cute relationship that was developing difficult, but it was something so interesting that I hadn’t seen done before and the way that things unfolded were beautifully done and I have to say that I really enjoyed this and might consider buying it now that I’ve looked and decided to make it in to my top books.

So those are my top books of 2017, I will make a post later today that should show all of the books that I read in the year. I won’t go as in depth in that post as I did in this one, but I want to show them off, even though I read 125 books. I’ll see you guys later!


Wrap Up

December ’17 Wrap Up

Happy New Year Everyone! Sorry I was gone for most of December, I had a pretty rough month, but I’m trying to put it behind me and be back in full force here. I have so many big goals for 2018 and I hope you’ll all be along with me while I work on them. Today I want to post two posts and I hope you guys don’t mind that, but first I want to talk about the books I read in December, I didn’t do too well because of course, I had issues, but I did try my best to read a lot, I hit a goal of 125 books read and I am so excited I had such a good year. I’ll post a complete wrap up of the year tomorrow I think. Until then let’s get in to the books!

17182372Kingsman The Secret Service
Rating:  ★★★✩✩

The world’s greatest secret agent is on the most exciting case of his career. But will the end of the world as know it take a back seat to training his street-punk nephew to be the next James Bond? meanwhile, what’s the secret link between a series of kidnapped sci-fi stars, the murder of an entire town, and a dark secret from inside Mount Everest? Under Uncle Jack’s supervision, Gary’s spy skills and confidence blossom–but when the duo learn what’s behind the celebrity kidnappings, the knowledge comes at a price. The conspiracy begins to unravel, but who can be trusted when so many prominent figures seem to be involved?

Rating: ★★★★✩

A sarcastic teenager with the powers of cupid unleashes her preternatural matchmaking abilities on her school with hilarious and charming results.

Jonesy is a self-described “cool dork” who spends her time making zines nobody reads, watching anime, and listening to riot grrrl bands and 1D simultaneously. But she has a secret nobody knows. She has the power to make people fall in love! Anyone. With anything. She’s a cupid in plaid. With a Tumblr. There’s only one catch—it doesn’t work on herself. She’s gonna have to find love the old-fashioned way, and in the meantime, figure out how to distract herself from the real emotions she inevitably has to face when her powers go wrong…


Warcross by Marie Lu
Rating: ★★★★✩

For the millions who log in every day, Warcross isn’t just a game—it’s a way of life. The obsession started ten years ago and its fan base now spans the globe, some eager to escape from reality and others hoping to make a profit. Struggling to make ends meet, teenage hacker Emika Chen works as a bounty hunter, tracking down players who bet on the game illegally. But the bounty hunting world is a competitive one, and survival has not been easy. Needing to make some quick cash, Emika takes a risk and hacks into the opening game of the international Warcross Championships—only to accidentally glitch herself into the action and become an overnight sensation.

Convinced she’s going to be arrested, Emika is shocked when instead she gets a call from the game’s creator, the elusive young billionaire Hideo Tanaka, with an irresistible offer. He needs a spy on the inside of this year’s tournament in order to uncover a security problem . . . and he wants Emika for the job. With no time to lose, Emika’s whisked off to Tokyo and thrust into a world of fame and fortune that she’s only dreamed of. But soon her investigation uncovers a sinister plot, with major consequences for the entire Warcross empire.


Turtles All The Way Down by John Green
Rating: ★★★★✩

Sixteen-year-old Aza never intended to pursue the mystery of fugitive billionaire Russell Pickett, but there’s a hundred-thousand-dollar reward at stake and her Best and Most Fearless Friend, Daisy, is eager to investigate. So together, they navigate the short distance and broad divides that separate them from Russell Pickett’s son, Davis.

Aza is trying. She is trying to be a good daughter, a good friend, a good student, and maybe even a good detective, while also living within the ever-tightening spiral of her own thoughts.


Twelve Days of Dash and Lily by Rachel Cohn & David Levithan
Rating: ★★★★✩

Dash and Lily have had a tough year since they first fell in love among the shelves of their favorite bookstore. Lily’s beloved grandfather suffered a heart attack, and his difficult road to recovery has taken a major toll on her typically sunny disposition.

With only twelve days left until Christmas—Lily’s favorite time of the year—Dash, Lily’s brother Langston, and their closest friends must take Manhattan by storm to help Lily recapture the unique holiday magic of a glittering, snow-covered New York City in December.


Shoot Down The Wendy Bird by Julie Zantopoulus
Rating: ★★★★✩

This collection of short stories will take you on a journey, touching on heartache, joy, loss, and love. Spanning from childhood to old age, the characters in this book all have one thing in common, an overwhelming desire to find happiness and live an empowered life. It’s about the fire that makes you unstoppable on the journey to get what you want. It is permeated with the drive to make the most of opportunities and situations, and to empower yourself to take an active role in your destiny. It is what these short stories and poems all share, even if they are all so very different. At the core of this book is the inherent passion to live a better, happier, and more magical life.


Rating: ★★★★★

In the fast-paced, hard-hitting, super cheeky, all-female world of banked track roller derby, two young women will have to decide if their budding friendship is stronger than the pull of a team when a win is on the line.

When life starts coming at you like a freight train, you have two options: run away screaming or lean into the hit.

From the first day of Fresh Meat Orientation for the Eastside Roller Girls, Jennifer and Maisie knew they’d be fast friends. But when they’re drafted to different teams, the pull of competition — and their increasingly messy personal lives — threaten to drive them apart. In roller derby you take your hits, get back up, and learn how to be a better jammer, a better blocker, a better lover, and a better friend. Derby can heal your heart . . . but it might break a bone or two in the process.


The Elite by Kiera Cass
Rating: ★★★★✩

The Selection began with thirty-five girls.
Now with the group narrowed down to the six Elite, the competition to win Prince Maxon’s heart is fiercer than ever—and America is still struggling to decide where her heart truly lies. Is it with Maxon, who could make her life a fairy tale? Or with her first love, Aspen?

America is desperate for more time. But the rest of the Elite know exactly what they want—and America’s chance to choose is about to slip away.


The Sun and Her Flowers by Rupi Kaur
Rating: ★★✩✩✩

From Rupi Kaur, the #1 New York Timesbestselling author of milk and honey, comes her long-awaited second collection of poetry. A vibrant and transcendent journey about growth and healing. Ancestry and honoring one’s roots. Expatriation and rising up to find a home within yourself.

Divided into five chapters and illustrated by Kaur, the sun and her flowers is a journey of wilting, falling, rooting, rising, and blooming. A celebration of love in all its forms.


Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia
Rating: ★★★★★

Her story is a phenomenon. Her life is a disaster.

In the real world, Eliza Mirk is shy, weird, and friendless. Online, she’s LadyConstellation, the anonymous creator of the wildly popular webcomic Monstrous Sea. Eliza can’t imagine enjoying the real world as much as she loves the online one, and she has no desire to try.

Then Wallace Warland, Monstrous Sea’s biggest fanfiction writer, transfers to her school. Wallace thinks Eliza is just another fan, and as he draws her out of her shell, she begins to wonder if a life offline might be worthwhile.

But when Eliza’s secret is accidentally shared with the world, everything she’s built—her story, her relationship with Wallace, and even her sanity—begins to fall apart.


The Princess Saves Herself In This One by Amanda Lovelace
Rating: ★★★★✩

“Ah, life- the thing that happens to us while we’re off somewhere else blowing on dandelions & wishing ourselves into the pages of our favorite fairy tales.”

A poetry collection divided into four different parts: the princess, the damsel, the queen, & you. the princess, the damsel, & the queen piece together the life of the author in three stages, while you serves as a note to the reader & all of humankind. Explores life & all of its love, loss, grief, healing, empowerment, & inspirations.


They Both Die At The End by Adam Silvera
Rating: ★★★★✩

On September 5, a little after midnight, Death-Cast calls Mateo Torrez and Rufus Emeterio to give them some bad news: They’re going to die today. Mateo and Rufus are total strangers, but, for different reasons, they’re both looking to make a new friend on their End Day. The good news: There’s an app for that. It’s called the Last Friend, and through it, Rufus and Mateo are about to meet up for one last great adventure and to live a lifetime in a single day.



Slam! The Next Jam
Rating: ★★★★✩

Get ready for another lap around the track in this follow-up series to Pamela Ribon’s critically acclaimed SLAM! After breaking one of the biggest rules in derby (not to mention an actual collarbone), Knockout and CanCan have a lot of work to do to rehabilitate their bodies and improve their standings in the league.



So yes, I read a ton of comics this month, I also read a lot of poetry even though I didn’t like all of it, I still read a lot of it. I’m hoping to get out of this slump I’m in to start off this year right, and I’ll have a TBR for you soon! I’ll have a Monday post soon so stick around for that!


Wrap Up

November Wrap Up

Welcome to the blog guys! I cannot believe that we are already done with November, I feel like just yesterday was Halloween. These last couple of months have been flying by and I have to say after the start of the year I am pretty good with this. So I got a lot of reading done this month because I participated in not one, not two, but THREE readathons this month. Each will have their own wrap up and two just ended with the month so I apologize for the bombardment of posts that you will be receiving. As usual if you do not want to read this entire post I will be embedding my youtube wrap up just below and then we’ll get in to the books!! Since I did so many readathons each ones challenges will be listed in different colors. Read-A-Thin, Contemporaryathon, and Mini Moji will be colored in those colors.


Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi
Start and Finish a Series
Rating: ★★★✩✩

Juliette hasn’t touched anyone in exactly 264 days.

The last time she did, it was an accident, but The Reestablishment locked her up for murder. No one knows why Juliette’s touch is fatal. As long as she doesn’t hurt anyone else, no one really cares. The world is too busy crumbling to pieces to pay attention to a 17-year-old girl. Diseases are destroying the population, food is hard to find, birds don’t fly anymore, and the clouds are the wrong color.

The Reestablishment said their way was the only way to fix things, so they threw Juliette in a cell. Now so many people are dead that the survivors are whispering war – and The Reestablishment has changed its mind. Maybe Juliette is more than a tortured soul stuffed into a poisonous body. Maybe she’s exactly what they need right now.

Juliette has to make a choice: Be a weapon. Or be a warrior.


This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab
Read A New To You Author
Book Outside Your Favorite Genre

Rating: ★★★★★

There’s no such thing as safe in a city at war, a city overrun with monsters. In this dark urban fantasy from author Victoria Schwaba young woman and a young man must choose whether to become heroes or villains—and friends or enemies—with the future of their home at stake. The first of two books.

Kate Harker and August Flynn are the heirs to a divided city—a city where the violence has begun to breed actual monsters. All Kate wants is to be as ruthless as her father, who lets the monsters roam free and makes the humans pay for his protection. All August wants is to be human, as good-hearted as his own father, to play a bigger role in protecting the innocent—but he’s one of the monsters. One who can steal a soul with a simple strain of music. When the chance arises to keep an eye on Kate, who’s just been kicked out of her sixth boarding school and returned home, August jumps at it. But Kate discovers August’s secret, and aft


Adventure Time by Ryan North
Rating: ★★★★✩

It’s ADVENTURE TIME! Join Finn the Human, Jake the Dog, and Princess Bubblegum for all-new adventures through The Land of Ooo.

The totally algebraic adventures of Finn and Jake have come to the comic book page! The Lich, a super-lame, SUPER-SCARY skeleton dude, has returned to the the Land of Ooo, and he’s bent on total destruction! Luckily, Finn and Jake are on the case…but can they succeed against their most destructive foe yet? Featuring fan-favorite characters Marceline the Vampire Queen, Princess Bubblegum, Lumpy Space Princess and the Ice King!


Down Among The Sticks and Bones by Seanan McGuire
Book due back soonest to the Library
Read a book in 24 hours
Rating: ★★★★✩

Twin sisters Jack and Jill were seventeen when they found their way home and were packed off to Eleanor West’s Home for Wayward Children.

This is the story of what happened first…

Jacqueline was her mother’s perfect daughter—polite and quiet, always dressed as a princess. If her mother was sometimes a little strict, it’s because crafting the perfect daughter takes discipline.

Jillian was her father’s perfect daughter—adventurous, thrill-seeking, and a bit of a tom-boy. He really would have preferred a son, but you work with what you’ve got.

They were five when they learned that grown-ups can’t be trusted.

They were twelve when they walked down the impossible staircase and discovered that the pretense of love can never be enough to prepare you a life filled with magic in a land filled with mad scientists and death and choices.


Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn & David Leviathan
Read a Book Older than 5 Years
Read a Book Not Set During Summer
Rating: ★★★★✩

“I’ve left some clues for you.
If you want them, turn the page.
If you don’t, put the book back on the shelf, please.”

So begins the latest whirlwind romance from the bestselling authors of Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist. Lily has left a red notebook full of challenges on a favorite bookstore shelf, waiting for just the right guy to come along and accept its dares. But is Dash that right guy? Or are Dash and Lily only destined to trade dares, dreams, and desires in the notebook they pass back and forth at locations across New York? Could their in-person selves possibly connect as well as their notebook versions? Or will they be a comic mismatch of disastrous proportions?


Like Water by Rebecca Podos
Buddy Read a Book
Read The Group Book
Rating: ★★★✩✩

In Savannah Espinoza’s small New Mexico hometown, kids either flee after graduation or they’re trapped there forever. Vanni never planned to get stuck—but that was before her father was diagnosed with Huntington’s disease, leaving her and her mother to care for him. Now, she doesn’t have much of a plan at all: living at home, working as a performing mermaid at a second-rate water park, distracting herself with one boy after another.

That changes the day she meets Leigh. Disillusioned with small-town life and looking for something greater, Leigh is not a “nice girl.” She is unlike anyone Vanni has met, and a friend when Vanni desperately needs one. Soon enough, Leigh is much more than a friend. But caring about another person stirs up the moat Vanni has carefully constructed around herself, and threatens to bring to the surface the questions she’s held under for so long.


Milk and Vine by Adam Gasiewski
Rating: ★★★★✩

Parodying the popular poetry book Milk and Honey, Milk and Vine beautifully portrays the best vines of all time in this modern poetic format. Milk and Vine is truly a delight for the sensations, bringing back the riveting quotes we all laughed at together as a united internet community.

From Ms. Kiesha to diesel jeans, this book encapsulates the most entertaining, nostalgic vines that are sure to have you laughing again. Keep the fire of authentic comedy ablaze in your home, and purchase a copy of Milk and Vine today.


Giant Days Vol. 3 by John Allison
Rating: ★★★★★

Best friends Susan, Esther, and Daisy are rounding out their first semester at university. The girls, along with their male hall-mates Ed and McGraw, find that college is more than academics and bad microwavable meals. Add some pub-hopping, hookups, breakups, and political scandal and this might just be the most eventful first semester ever.




Autoboyography by Christina Lauren
Read a book for another Readathon
Read a book on the LGBTQIA+ Spectrum
Rating: ★★★★✩

Three years ago, Tanner Scott’s family relocated from California to Utah, a move that nudged the bisexual teen temporarily back into the closet. Now, with one semester of high school to go, and no obstacles between him and out-of-state college freedom, Tanner plans to coast through his remaining classes and clear out of Utah.

But when his best friend Autumn dares him to take Provo High’s prestigious Seminar—where honor roll students diligently toil to draft a book in a semester—Tanner can’t resist going against his better judgment and having a go, if only to prove to Autumn how silly the whole thing is. Writing a book in four months sounds simple. Four months is an eternity.

It turns out, Tanner is only partly right: four months is a long time. After all, it takes only one second for him to notice Sebastian Brother, the Mormon prodigy who sold his own Seminar novel the year before and who now mentors the class. And it takes less than a month for Tanner to fall completely in love with him.


Invaded by Melissa Landers
Listen to an Audiobook
Read a Dark/Taboo Book
Rating: ★★★★✩

The romantic sequel to Alienated takes long-distance relationships to a new level as Cara and Aelyx long for each other from opposite ends of the universe…until a threat to both their worlds reunites them.

Cara always knew life on planet L’eihr would be an adjustment. With Aelyx, her L’eihr boyfriend, back on Earth, working to mend the broken alliance between their two planets, Cara is left to fend for herself at a new school, surrounded by hostile alien clones. Even the weird dorm pet hates her.

Things look up when Cara is appointed as human representative to a panel preparing for a human colony on L’eihr. A society melding their two cultures is a place where Cara and Aelyx could one day make a life together. But with L’eihr leaders balking at granting even the most basic freedoms, Cara begins to wonder if she could ever be happy on this planet, even with Aelyx by her side.

Meanwhile, on Earth, Aelyx, finds himself thrown into a full-scale PR campaign to improve human-L’eihr relations. Humans don’t know that their very survival depends on this alliance: only Aelyx’s people have the technology to fix the deadly contamination in the global water supply that human governments are hiding. Yet despite their upper hand, the leaders of his world suddenly seem desperate to get humans on their side, and hardly bat an eye at extremists’ multiple attempts on Aelyx’s life.

The Way clearly needs humans’ help . . . but with what? And what will they ask for in return?

32620304Dating You/Hating You by Christina Lauren
Read An Adult Contemporary

Despite the odds against them from an embarrassing meet-awkward at a mutual friend’s Halloween party, Carter and Evie immediately hit it off. Even the realization that they’re both high-powered agents at competing firms in Hollywood isn’t enough to squash the fire.

But when their two agencies merge—causing the pair to vie for the same position—all bets are off. What could have been a beautiful, blossoming romance turns into an all-out war of sabotage. Carter and Evie are both thirtysomething professionals—so why can’t they act like it?

Can Carter stop trying to please everyone and see how their mutual boss is really playing the game? Can Evie put aside her competitive nature long enough to figure out what she really wants in life? Can their actor clients just be something close to human? Whether these two Hollywood love/hatebirds get the storybook Hollywood ending or just a dramedy of epic proportions, you will get to enjoy Christina Lauren’s heartfelt, raucous, and hilarious romance style at its finest.


To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han
Most Recently Purchased Contemporary
Rating: ★★★★★

What if all the crushes you ever had found out how you felt about them… all at once?

Sixteen-year-old Lara Jean Song keeps her love letters in a hatbox her mother gave her. They aren’t love letters that anyone else wrote for her; these are ones she’s written. One for every boy she’s ever loved—five in all. When she writes, she pours out her heart and soul and says all the things she would never say in real life, because her letters are for her eyes only. Until the day her secret letters are mailed, and suddenly, Lara Jean’s love life goes from imaginary to out of control.


Genuine Fraud by E. Lockhart
Read A Thriller
Rating: ★★✩✩✩

The story of a young woman whose diabolical smarts are her ticket into a charmed life. But how many times can someone reinvent themselves? You be the judge.

Imogen is a runaway heiress, an orphan, a cook, and a cheat.
Jule is a fighter, a social chameleon, and an athlete.
An intense friendship. A disappearance. A murder, or maybe two.
A bad romance, or maybe three.
Blunt objects, disguises, blood, and chocolate. The American dream, superheroes, spies, and villains.
A girl who refuses to give people what they want from her.
A girl who refuses to be the person she once was.

13104080Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi
Start and Finish a Series
Rating: ★★★★✩

Juliette has escaped to Omega Point. It is a place for people like her—people with gifts—and it is also the headquarters of the rebel resistance.

She’s finally free from The Reestablishment, free from their plan to use her as a weapon, and free to love Adam. But Juliette will never be free from her lethal touch.

Or from Warner, who wants Juliette more than she ever thought possible.

27774758An Ember In The Ashes by Sabaa Tahir
Read A Book You Previously Put Down
Rating: ★★★★✩

Laia is a slave. Elias is a soldier. Neither is free.

Under the Martial Empire, defiance is met with death. Those who do not vow their blood and bodies to the Emperor risk the execution of their loved ones and the destruction of all they hold dear.

It is in this brutal world, inspired by ancient Rome, that Laia lives with her grandparents and older brother. The family ekes out an existence in the Empire’s impoverished backstreets. They do not challenge the Empire. They’ve seen what happens to those who do.

But when Laia’s brother is arrested for treason, Laia is forced to make a decision. In exchange for help from rebels who promise to rescue her brother, she will risk her life to spy for them from within the Empire’s greatest military academy.

There, Laia meets Elias, the school’s finest soldier—and secretly, its most unwilling. Elias wants only to be free of the tyranny he’s being trained to enforce. He and Laia will soon realize that their destinies are intertwined—and that their choices will change the fate of the Empire itself.

Books Jay Asher

What Light by Jay Asher
Read a Book with Snow on The Cover
Read a Book With Christmas Spirit
Rating: ★★★✩✩

Sierra’s family runs a Christmas tree farm in Oregon—it’s a bucolic setting for a girl to grow up in, except that every year, they pack up and move to California to set up their Christmas tree lot for the season. So Sierra lives two lives: her life in Oregon and her life at Christmas. And leaving one always means missing the other.

Until this particular Christmas, when Sierra meets Caleb, and one life eclipses the other.

By reputation, Caleb is not your perfect guy: years ago, he made an enormous mistake and has been paying for it ever since. But Sierra sees beyond Caleb’s past and becomes determined to help him find forgiveness and, maybe, redemption. As disapproval, misconceptions, and suspicions swirl around them, Caleb and Sierra discover the one thing that transcends all else: true love.

17404295Ice Like Fire by Sara Raasch
Read A Book With A Fall Cover
Rating: ★★★★✩

It’s been three months since the Winterians were freed and Spring’s king, Angra, disappeared—thanks largely to the help of Cordell.

Meira just wants her people to be safe. When Cordellan debt forces the Winterians to dig their mines for payment, they unearth something powerful and possibly dangerous: Primoria’s lost chasm of magic. Theron sees this find as an opportunity—with this much magic, the world can finally stand against threats like Angra. But Meira fears the danger the chasm poses—the last time the world had access to so much magic, it spawned the Decay. So when the king of Cordell orders the two on a mission across the kingdoms of Primoria to discover the chasm’s secrets, Meira plans to use the trip to garner support to keep the chasm shut and Winter safe—even if it means clashing with Theron. But can she do so without endangering the people she loves?

Mather just wants to be free. The horrors inflicted on the Winterians hang fresh and raw in Januari—leaving Winter vulnerable to Cordell’s growing oppression. When Meira leaves to search for allies, he decides to take Winter’s security into his own hands. Can he rebuild his broken kingdom and protect them from new threats?

As the web of power and deception weaves tighter, Theron fights for magic, Mather fights for freedom—and Meira starts to wonder if she should be fighting not just for Winter, but for the world.

13188676Ignite Me by Tahereh Mafi
Start And Finish A Series
Rating: ★★★★✩

With Omega Point destroyed, Juliette doesn’t know if the rebels, her friends, or even Adam are alive. But that won’t keep her from trying to take down The Reestablishment once and for all. Now she must rely on Warner, the handsome commander of Sector 45. The one person she never thought she could trust. The same person who saved her life. He promises to help Juliette master her powers and save their dying world . . . but that’s not all he wants with her.

The Shatter Me series is perfect for fans who crave action-packed young adult novels with tantalizing romance like Divergent by Veronica Roth, The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, and Legend by Marie Lu. Tahereh Mafi has created a captivating and original story that combines the best of dystopian and paranormal, and was praised by Publishers Weekly as “a gripping read from an author who’s not afraid to take risks.” Now this final book brings the series to a shocking and satisfying end.

So there we go, I read 18 things this month! What a month, makes my December TBR seem doable, and maybe hitting 125 books read this year as well. See you tomorrow for my TBR post!


Readathon · Wrap Up

Contemporaryathon Wrap-Up

I was going to wait until Monday to post this, but I decided that I would just post this later in the day on Sunday, because there will be a point that I am done reading. I’m pretty proud of the reading that I got done, not only did I get my Contemporaryathon books read but I also had some of them count towards Read-A-Thin. I do have to admit I cheated a bit this week because I listened to most of these on Audiobook but I’ve been having a lot of issues staying awake lately, yay anemia, so audiobooks have been my savior when it comes to reading.  So let’s get to my wrap-up!


I really should have thought about this more before picking the easiest book to read first. This book was just under 300 pages. But alas, I started out easy with this book, this completed 2 challenges for me. Read a book older than 5 years and to Read a book not set in Summer. I think I’ve had this book on my TBR for as long as I’ve had a TBR. I never owned it until this summer but it’s been one that I’ve always wanted to read and I’ve seen around and just thought it sounded so cute. I related so much to both Dash and Lily and I thought this book was absolutely adorable so I am glad that I was finally able to pick it up. I would suggest this for a nice cozy read over winter break because it takes place around the week of Christmas!


So the second book that I picked up this week was Like Water by Rebecca Podos and this completed the challenge of reading the group book, which also got me my Buddy Read challenge for Read-A-Thin! Super exciting for me to be knocking out so many challenges. This book was definitely interesting. I have to admit that I had some really high hopes going in to it because I had heard really good things about it, but honestly it kind of fell flat for me. I really liked the beginning and getting to learn about Vanni the main character but then we got to the middle of the book and stuff just stopped happening and it got super slow super fast. I do have to say I liked the ending, but it wasn’t enough to save the whole book unfortunately.


The third book that I picked up for this readathon was Autoboyography by Christina Lauren and oh my goodness my heart. This book completed the challenge of reading a book on the LGBTQIA+ spectrum because it features a Bisexual main character. I’m so glad that I picked this book up in the middle of this readathon because after reading Like Water I needed something to pep up my reading and to keep me going and this was certainly the book to do so. I also really loved this story. I’d never read anything with Mormon representation and then to put the characters in the situations that they were put in was interesting to see. The ending made me so happy and I suggest reading this to other contemporary lovers!

17316770The Fourth book that I picked up this week for this readathon was Invaded by Melissa Landers and this is the second book in the Alienated Trilogy. This completed the challenge of reading a Taboo or Dark theme, and I picked it for that because it features a relationship between a Human girl and an Alien which in this world is frowned upon. I read the first book in this series just a couple months ago and I thought it was super interesting so when I picked this book up I was super excited to read it. This whole novel I was left pretty much on my toes not knowing what was going to happen next or even who was the cause of what was happening. I am super excited to get my hands on the third book and finish this series now.


The fifth book that I picked up this week for the readathon was Dating You/Hating You by Christina Lauren. This book completed the challenge of reading an adult contemporary, and why yes it is the second book I read this week by Christina Lauren. Yet again they’ve written something that I couldn’t stop reading. I have to say if you’re a fan of The Hating Game then I would suggest this book. It’s of course not the same but it definitely has very similar vibes and I could see people that like the first novel liking this novel. It has back and forth chapters from both point of views with a little mixed media and it makes it really fun to read and of course kind of naughty, but that’s what makes this books so good!


The final book that I read this week for Contemporaryathon was To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han. This completed the challenge of reading my most recently purchased contemporary, at the time I had just purchased the entire trilogy and even though I started this book back in November of last year, I never did get around to fully reading this book. I have to say that I was super super happy with this pick. I really cannot wait to pick up the next one, and I can see how this being a trilogy now instead of a duology probably makes it a little tricky. I wasn’t sure where this was going to go in the beginning, but I have team Peter all the way and I have to add the next one to my TBR for next month!

So you read that right guys, I read all 6 of my planned books for Contemporaryathon this week! Like I said Audiobooks were my savior but I am so proud of myself and so happy that I was able to not only read all my challenges but I was able to knock down my owned TBR so much with this week long readathon. I even got some extra reading done this week too that you will see at the end of the month when I post my monthly wrap up. See you guys for tomorrow’s post!


Wrap Up

October ’17 Wrap Up

Not too bad of a reading month this month guys. I read a total of 9 books and 3 comics. I’m pretty proud and I am now about 8 books from 100 total books read this year. What in the world. Alright so let’s talk about the books I read this month, and hey, if you don’t want to read this blog post you can watch my cute face talk about them in the video below!


There’s Someone Inside Your House by Stephanie Perkins
Rating: ★★★★✩

Scream meets YA in this hotly-anticipated new novel from the bestselling author of Anna and the French Kiss.

One-by-one, the students of Osborne High are dying in a series of gruesome murders, each with increasing and grotesque flair. As the terror grows closer and the hunt intensifies for the killer, the dark secrets among them must finally be confronted.

International bestselling author Stephanie Perkins returns with a fresh take on the classic teen slasher story that’s fun, quick-witted, and completely impossible to put down.

25817310Dreamology by Lucy Keating
Rating: ★★★✩✩

For as long as Alice can remember, she has dreamed of Max. Together, they have traveled the world and fallen deliriously, hopelessly in love. Max is the boy of her dreams–and only her dreams. Because he doesn’t exist.

But when Alice walks into class on her first day at a new school, there he is. Real Max is nothing like Dream Max. He’s stubborn and complicated. And he has a whole life Alice isn’t a part of. Getting to know each other in reality isn’t as perfect as Alice always hoped.

Alarmingly, when their dreams start to bleed into their waking hours, the pair realize that they might have to put an end to a lifetime of dreaming about each other. But when you fall in love in your dreams, can reality ever be enough?


Moxie by Jennifer Mathieu
Rating: ★★★★✩

This one was a buddy read with Becca and I had so much fun reading this book with her and getting to chat about what we thought. There may be a discussion post on this book to come some time in the near future.

Moxie girls fight back!

Vivian Carter is fed up. Fed up with her small-town Texas high school that thinks the football team can do no wrong. Fed up with sexist dress codes and hallway harassment. But most of all, Viv Carter is fed up with always following the rules.

Viv’s mom was a punk rock Riot Grrrl in the ’90s, so now Viv takes a page from her mother’s past and creates a feminist zine that she distributes anonymously to her classmates. She’s just blowing off steam, but other girls respond. Pretty soon Viv is forging friendships with other young women across the divides of cliques and popularity rankings, and she realizes that what she has started is nothing short of a girl revolution.


Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch
Rating: ★★★★★

Sixteen years ago the Kingdom of Winter was conquered and its citizens enslaved, leaving them without magic or a monarch. Now, the Winterians’ only hope for freedom is the eight survivors who managed to escape, and who have been waiting for the opportunity to steal back Winter’s magic and rebuild the kingdom ever since.

Orphaned as an infant during Winter’s defeat, Meira has lived her whole life as a refugee, raised by the Winterians’ general, Sir. Training to be a warrior–and desperately in love with her best friend, and future king, Mather — she would do anything to help her kingdom rise to power again.

So when scouts discover the location of the ancient locket that can restore Winter’s magic, Meira decides to go after it herself. Finally, she’s scaling towers, fighting enemy soldiers, just as she’s always dreamed she would. But the mission doesn’t go as planned, and Meira soon finds herself thrust into a world of evil magic and dangerous politics – and ultimately comes to realize that her destiny is not, never has been, her own

23395680Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
Rating: ★★★★★

This morning, Kady thought breaking up with Ezra was the hardest thing she’d have to do. This afternoon, her planet was invaded.

The year is 2575, and two rival megacorporations are at war over a planet that’s little more than an ice-covered speck at the edge of the universe. Too bad nobody thought to warn the people living on it. With enemy fire raining down on them, Kady and Ezra–who are barely even talking to each other–are forced to fight their way onto an evacuating fleet, with an enemy warship in hot pursuit.

But their problems are just getting started. A deadly plague has broken out and is mutating, with terrifying results; the fleet’s AI, which should be protecting them, may actually be their enemy; and nobody in charge will say what’s really going on. As Kady hacks into a tangled web of data to find the truth, it’s clear only one person can help her bring it all to light: the ex-boyfriend she swore she’d never speak to again.


Gemina by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
Rating: ★★★★★

Moving to a space station at the edge of the galaxy was always going to be the death of Hanna’s social life. Nobody said it might actually get her killed.

The sci-fi saga that began with the breakout bestseller Illuminaecontinues on board the Jump Station Heimdall, where two new characters will confront the next wave of the BeiTech assault.

Hanna is the station captain’s pampered daughter; Nik the reluctant member of a notorious crime family. But while the pair are struggling with the realities of life aboard the galaxy’s most boring space station, little do they know that Kady Grant and the Hypatia are headed right toward Heimdall, carrying news of the Kerenza invasion.

When an elite BeiTech strike team invades the station, Hanna and Nik are thrown together to defend their home. But alien predators are picking off the station residents one by one, and a malfunction in the station’s wormhole means the space-time continuum might be ripped in two before dinner. Soon Hanna and Nik aren’t just fighting for their own survival; the fate of everyone on the Hypatia–and possibly the known universe–is in their hands.

But relax. They’ve totally got this. They hope.

28962906Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco
Rating: ★★★★✩

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 leads a forbidden secret life.

Against her stern father’s wishes and society’s expectations, Audrey often slips away to her uncle’s laboratory to study the gruesome practice of forensic medicine. When her work on a string of savagely killed corpses drags Audrey into the investigation of a serial murderer, her search for answers brings her close to her own sheltered world.

The story’s shocking twists and turns, augmented with real, sinister period photos, will make this dazzling, #1 New York Times bestselling debut from author Kerri Maniscalco impossible to forget.

28219400Fruits Basket Collector’s Edition 1 by Natsuki Takaya
Rating: ★★★✩✩

After a family tragedy turns her life upside down, plucky high schooler Tohru Honda takes matters into her own hands and moves out…into a tent! Unfortunately for her, she pitches her new home on private land belonging to the mysterious Sohma clan, and it isn’t long before the owners discover her secret. But, as Tohru quickly finds out when the family offers to take her in, the Sohmas have a secret of their own–when embraced by the opposite sex, they turn into the animals of the Chinese Zodiac!


I Hate Fairyland Vol 3 by Skottie Young
Rating: ★★★★★

Gert finally realizes that being such a murderous maniac might be the reason she’s not been able to find her way out of the candy-coated world of Fairyland that has been her nightmare for over forty years. She sets off on a new quest to redeem herself and tries to earn her way back home with good deeds and kindness and love and whatever other mushy, touchy-feely things she can manage.


#Famous by Jully Gagnon
Rating: ★★★★✩

In this modern-day love story, Girl likes Boy, Girl takes photo of Boy and posts it online, Boy becomes accidentally insta-famous. And what starts out as an innocent joke spirals into a whirlwind adventure that could change both their lives–and their hearts–forever. But are fame and love worth the price?

Told in alternating points of view, #famous captures the out-of-control thrill ride of falling for someone in front of everyone.


Paper Girls Vol 1 by Brian K. Vaughn
Rating: ★★★✩✩

In the early hours after Halloween of 1988, four 12-year-old newspaper delivery girls uncover the most important story of all time. Suburban drama and otherworldly mysteries collide in this smash-hit series about nostalgia, first jobs, and the last days of childhood.


Giant Days vol 2 by John Allison
Rating: ★★★★★

Continuing their first semester at university, fast friends Susan, Esther, and Daisy want to find their footing in life. But in the face of hand-wringing boys, holiday balls, hometown rivals, and the willful, unwanted intrusion of “academia,” they may be lucky just to make it to spring alive.

Again, I am super proud of everything I read last month, even the last couple things I squeezed in. I hope to continue making youtube videos for these posts as well so I hope you guys enjoyed getting to see that. Let me know if you’ve read any of these in the comments below and I can’t wait to see you in the next post!