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    Crush Review

    Summary:  In the sequel of the Crave series, we arrive back to Katmere Academy and everything has changed. She is not a human, she is the only gargoyle in existence and no one has seen one in over 1,000 years. Grace thought she had it all figured out. Boy, was she wrong.   My Thoughts:   “HOLY CRAP!” These are words I shouted when I was done with this book. (It was also a lot of cursing, but I won’t type that.) I mean I feel like whiplash has occurred many times throughout this book, that I have a headache.  I will admit that I was very very very wrong about this…

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    Tips on How to Read Big Books

    Reading big books can be a daunting task for any reader or book lover. Whenever I look at some of my bigger books, I want to run and hide. I am a big series reader and most series will have books that get longer and longer with each installment and usually that scares me too. However, I love big books and I cannot lie because I have these handy tips to get any reader through any enormous book!  Join a Readalong I read most of the Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas as the books were coming out. However, I stopped after the fifth book because I was…

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    Hardcovers or Paperbacks?

    I love books in whatever form they come in. I have hardcovers, paperbacks, audiobooks, and ebooks. If it’s a book I will read it! However, like all book lovers, I have my preferences and I personally love paperbacks the most for a variety of reasons. There are pros and cons for all types of books, but paperbacks are the best to me. Paperbacks are Cheaper  I know I know, I should not be judging a book by its price and authors deserve as much money as possible for the amazing content that they provide. However, I am a book lover on a budget and I will take a cheaper version…

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    House of Earth and Blood Review

    Summary:  Bryce Quinlan had a great life, then it was taken away from her and she was all alone. She is trying to drift through life and when she is asked to partner with a fallen angel to find a murderer in Crescent City.  My Thoughts:  This book was heavy and long, but it was worth every single minute of reading. Sarah J. Maas has done it again and in the best way possible. This first book in her new series is heartbreaking, beautiful, raw, powerful, and amazing. It was a much different writing style from her other books and set in a very different setting and time period. There…

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    The Turn of the Screw Review

    Summary:  A young girl takes her first job as a governess for two strange children in a house in the country. At first the job seems wonderful and the children delightful, but then she starts to see strange things and maybe the children are not so delightful.  My Thoughts:  So it has been a long while since I read classic literature so the writing style was quite an adjustment for me. Don’t get me wrong I love a good classic, but this one was a little questionable to me. I was expecting a much darker and much scarier story and it just fell very flat for me. I just thought…

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    Fantasy Over Everything Else

    With all the bad news going on around the country and world, I am struggling to want to read anything that is about the real world. I have been staying in the world of fantasy because who wants to read about something that is just as depressing as real life? I know that everyone struggles to read everything that is posted on Bookstagram or gets amazing reviews. I also know that everyone wants to read books that are not only interesting, but teach us to help the world around us. Being a part of the Bookstagram, Twitter, and the blogging community has been an amazing experience. However, sometimes it also…

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    Illuminae Review

    Summary:  The year is 2575 and Kady and Erza thought their only problem was their relationship. Then their planet was attacked and a plague has broken out. Now what?  My Thoughts:  I love everything Jay Kristoff and this book did not disappoint!  The story is told through emails, files, instant messages, medical reports, interviews, and maps so it became a little confusing at times. However, once I got used to the writing style, I was hooked.  I was obsessed with Kady and Ezra from the very beginning. Their opening interviews after their planet was attacked were hilarious and full of mysteries I wanted to solve. I was so confused about…

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    Girl, Serpent, Thorn Review

    Summary:  Soraya has been locked in her castle for as long as she can remember. She was cursed when she was a babe and has been a shame to her family ever since. When her family comes back to the palace for a royal wedding, they bring with them a handsome soldier who sees Soraya as more than a shame.  My Thoughts:  This was an amazing fairytale I never knew I was missing! I loved all the magic, the folktales, and the characters of this amazing read.  I’m not going to lie, I bought this book purely because of the cover art. This book cover is absolutely stunning and it’s…

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    All the Stars and Teeth Review

    Summary:  Princess Amora Montara has been training all her life to use the magic only her family has, soul magic. Before she can become queen of the island kingdom of Visidia, she must prove her magic in a test conducted in front of her entire kingdom. When the test goes wrong, she runs away with a dastardly pirate and her betrothed to prove that she is the true ruler of her kingdom.  My Thoughts:  I enjoyed this book a lot more than I thought I was going to. Granted I was in a Kingdom of Ash hangover, but it didn’t grab my attention until at least 50 pages in. However,…

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    Heart Bones Review

    Summary Beyah Grim has had a hard life where she has had to work for every single thing since she was six years old. The summer before her freshman year of college, tragedy strikes and she escapes to see the father she has never known. At his new wife’s beach house, she meets the mysterious neighbor Samson, and life as she knows it will change forever. My Thoughts:  Oh my gosh, this book ripped my heart out of my chest the minute I read the first sentence. Colleen Hoover has done it again! She has created such complex and compassionate characters in this work that readers will instantly bond with.…