New Book Blog 25 Bookish Facts

Hello. I am a reader and I love to read. I created this blog so I can share my opinions with other readers.  So I decided it would be cool if I started off this blog with 25 bookish facts about me.

  1. I like to read physical books more then ebooks.
  2. My favorite genre is fantasy
  3. I like to read books by Canadian authors to support my nationality.
  4. I like to read both paperbacks and hardcovers
  5. I love to go to the library to get new books
  6. My favorite place to buy books is chapters
  7. The genre I own the least amount of books in but still love is contemporary.
  8. I love reading books with love triangles even though that is some peoples most hated trope.
  9. I read several books at a time
  10. My tbr (to be read) pile  is always growing.
  11. My favorite author (at the moment) is Sarah J Maas
  12. I don’t have just one favorite book I have several.
  13. I like to read series more than standalones
  14. A Court Of Thorns And Roses is my favorite Sarah J Maas book
  15. My most anticipated book coming out in May is A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J Maas
  16. All of my family loves to read
  17. I hate getting into reading slumps
  18. I want to try to read more classics
  19. The majority of books I read are YA
  20. I have never read a book that I truly hated
  21. I have never DNFed a book
  22. I love completing a series and also hate it because that means I will never see those book characters ever again.
  23. My goodread’s goal this year is 100 books
  24. I have only met one author in person
  25. My favorite bookstore is Chapters.
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Sorry For Not Updating In A While

I am so sorry I haven’t updated in a while. I have been extremely busy with classes this semester and I just finished my midterm exams. After April though I should be back to my usual schedule. I will post before then but probably not as regular as I want to. Thank you so much for reading my blog posts.

Review: Geekerella


By: Ashley Poston

Rating: 4.5/5 stars


Geek girl Elle Wittimer lives and breathes Starfield, the classic science-fiction series she grew up watching with her late father. So when she sees a cosplay contest for a new Starfield movie, she has to enter. The prize? An invitation to the ExcelsiCon Cosplay Ball and a meet-and-greet with the actor slated to play Federation Prince Carmindor in the reboot. With savings from her gig at the Magic Pumpkin food truck and her dad’s old costume, Elle’s determined to win – unless her stepsisters get there first.

Teen actor Darien Freeman used to live for cons – before he was famous. Now they’re nothing but autographs and awkward meet-and-greets. Playing Carmindor is all he has ever wanted, but Starfield fandom has written him off as just another dumb heartthrob. As ExcelsiCon draws near, Darien feels more and more like a fake – until he meets a girl who shows him otherwise. But when she disappears at midnight, will he ever be able to find her again?

Part-romance, part-love letter to nerd culture, and all totally adorbs, Geekerella is a fairy tale for anyone who believes in the magic of fandom.

Did it perpetuate healthy ideals? For the most part yes. The way Chloe and Elle’s stepmother treated her was horrible. At least though she was able to gain a better relationship with her one step sister. Darien also didn’t have a great relationship with his father which kind of made me see why he was able to connect with Elle so easily even when they had never met before. I did enjoy the relationship between Elle and her friend, and also thought that Darien had similar good relations with the people who basically took care of him during his time acting.

Did it have adequate representation? Yes this book is written in the dual perspective of both Darien and Elle. I thought that the way the story was told was perfect for this book and was excited to read from the perspective of both characters.

Did it teach me something or make me think? This book made me think about what it would be like to be in a situation like Elle where you loose both your parents and are left with a stepmother who doesn’t like what makes you who you are. I also enjoyed learning more about Starfield while reading this book, and the fact the Elle is also a blogger is pretty cool.

Were the characters memorable? Yes, I really loved the main characters Elle, and Darien. Also the characters like the dog Frank, Gail, and the characters you don’t like very much like her stepmother or Chloe. Overall this book had a great cast of characters which made the book truly fun to read.

Was the plot clever? This was not my favorite Cinderella retelling, but the fact that they started texting each other before they met not knowing anything about the other person was something that I really liked about this book. I also liked how in the book one of the step sisters turned out to be nice, and the fact that she worked in a food truck called The Magic Pumpkin. I also really love the fairytale Cinderella even though it is not my favorite. I loved seeing those aspects reimagined in this story, with a modern day twist.

Overall I do recommend this book to people who are looking for a contemporary romance, with aspects of Cinderella. Thank you so much for reading and I hope you are all having a great day.


Review Wicked Lovely

Wicked Lovely

By: Melissa Marr

Rating: 4/5 stars


Rule #3: Don’t stare at invisible faeries.
Aislinn has always seen faeries. Powerful and dangerous, they walk hidden in the mortal world. Aislinn fears their cruelty – especially if they learn of her Sight – and wishes she were as blind to their presence as other teens.

Rule #2: Don’t speak to invisible faeries.
Now faeries are stalking her. One of them, Keenan, who is equal parts terrifying and alluring, is trying to talk to her, asking questions Aislinn is afraid to answer.

Rule #1: Don’t ever attract their attention.
But it’s too late. Keenan is the Summer King, who has sought his queen for nine centuries. Without her, summer itself will perish. He is determined that Aislinn will become the Summer Queen at any cost — regardless of her plans or desires.

Suddenly none of the rules that have kept Aislinn safe are working anymore, and everything is on the line: her freedom; her best friend, Seth; her life; everything.

Faery intrigue, mortal love, and the clash of ancient rules and modern expectations swirl together in Melissa Marr’s stunning twenty-first-century faery tale.

Did it perpetuate healthy ideals? Aislinn had a great relationship with her Grandmother. You don’t really get to much info about the relationship with her and her friends and you only see them a few times throughout the book. The Winter Queen really didn’t like Keenan, and I felt sorry for the winter girl throughout the whole book because she was in love with Keenan but because she wasn’t the one who was able to tame the Queen’s frost she had to live with it. Also I did like the fact that Seth did not want to give up Aislinn to anyone.

Did it have adequate representation? Yes. This book shows the perspectives of Keenan, Aislinn, and the winter girl (Donia). I enjoyed seeing from all of their perspectives although I thought that this book needed something more that I just wasn’t getting.

Did it teach me something or make me think? Love is worth the risk, and I think that is what the main point of this book is. I mean the people who fell in love with Keenan risked their lives in order to be with him and that means something.

Were the characters memorable? Yes. My favorite character was Donia who was the winter girl. I really enjoyed reading the things that were in her perspective and reading about her in general. She definitely made the book for me. Aislinn wasn’t that bad to read about either. Keenan I felt kind of iffy about at first but liked him a bit more towards the end where you learned more about his situation. Seth I didn’t really care for at first. I thought he was going to use Aislinn but he ended up being a character that I also really liked.

Was the plot clever? It ended differently than how I expected but I thought the plot was very clever. I also really enjoyed the fact that this book had fae in it. I am super obsessed with fae right now and this book didn’t disappoint me. I am really looking forward to reading the second book and seeing how the plot continues.

I would recommend this book to people who like books with fae in them. Thanks so much for reading and I hope you are all having a good day.



Review: Eligible


By: Curtis Sittenfeld

Rating: 3.5/5 stars


This version of the Bennet family and Mr. Darcy is one that you have and haven’t met before: Liz is a magazine writer in her late thirties who, like her yoga instructor older sister, Jane, lives in New York City. When their father has a health scare, they return to their childhood home in Cincinnati to help and discover that the sprawling Tudor they grew up in is crumbling and the family is in disarray.

Youngest sisters Kitty and Lydia are too busy with their CrossFit workouts and Paleo diets to get jobs. Mary, the middle sister, is earning her third online master’s degree and barely leaves her room, except for those mysterious Tuesday-night outings she won’t discuss. And Mrs. Bennet has one thing on her mind: how to marry off her daughters, especially as Jane’s fortieth birthday fast approaches.

Enter Chip Bingley, a handsome new-in-town doctor who recently appeared on the juggernaut reality TV dating show Eligible. At a Fourth of July barbecue, Chip takes an immediate interest in Jane, but Chip’s friend, neurosurgeon Fitzwilliam Darcy, reveals himself to Liz to be much less charming. . . . And yet, first impressions can be deceiving.

Did it perpetuate healthy ideals? I thought so. I mean this book featured a great relationship between the sisters and the rest of the family. I mean Mr. and Mrs. Bennet didn’t have a great relationship in this book but I still liked their characters. Also Mr. and Mrs. Bennet did not support Lydia’s decision about marrying Ham who was transgender. Also I did not care for Jasper Wick at all while reading the book.

Did it have adequate representation? I thought like I was able to get to know all the characters in this book even without reading from their perspective so to me this book has adequate representation.

Did it teach me something or make me think? Yes. It made me think about the characters choices throughout the book. It also made me think about what it would be like to be a reporter, or someone who was still trying to figure life out even when at first they thought they had their life figured out already.

Were the characters memorable? Yes. I thought as if the characters were great modern day translations of the characters from the original Pride and Prejudice. The only difference really is that I think Wickham was two characters in this book and that the characters were older in this book than they were in Pride and Prejudice.

Was the plot clever? Yes. I thought the plot of this book was clever, and it made sense in modern day society. Also the fact that they brought in a show that is basically The Bachelor but in this world it is called Eligible. I really liked it.

I would recommend this book to people who like Pride and Prejudice, as well as people who have trouble getting into classics and would rather read this modern retelling. Thank you so much for reading and I hope you are all having a great day.

Review: Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea

Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea

By: April Genevieve Tucholke

Rating: 4/5 stars


You stop fearing the devil when you’re holding his hand…

Nothing much exciting rolls through Violet White’s sleepy, seaside town… until River West comes along. River rents the guest house behind Violet’s crumbling estate, and as eerie, grim things start to happen, Violet begins to wonder about the boy living in her backyard.

Is River just a crooked-smiling liar with pretty eyes and a mysterious past? Or could he be something more?

Violet’s grandmother always warned her about the Devil, but she never said he could be a dark-haired boy who takes naps in the sun, who likes coffee, who kisses you in a cemetery… who makes you want to kiss back.

Violet’s already so knee-deep in love, she can’t see straight. And that’s just how River likes it.

Blending faded decadence and the thrilling dread of gothic horror, April Genevieve Tucholke weaves a dreamy, twisting contemporary romance, as gorgeously told as it is terrifying—a debut to watch.

Did it perpetuate healthy ideals? Not all the time. River was a trouble maker who could manipulate what you were thinking and enjoyed doing that. Which is very messed up and made me not like River very much. Violet is very kind, caring, and passionate. She respected everyone she talked to. Even when the person was being mean to her she would try to ignore it.

Did it have adequate representation? I wish we could have seen River’s perspective as well, although I enjoyed reading in Violets perspective she did not know everything that was going on and thought it was easy to blame River.

Did it teach me something or make me think? Honestly I thought about what it would be like to have a power like River’s. Would I use it or would I just leave it alone. How could you use such a power when you knew you were hurting others?

Were the characters memorable? Yes. My favorite character in this book was Violet. I thought she was a good protagonist, and that she was a good person in general. I also did like reading about River. I mean he was described as being very attractive and I was excited to see what he was going to do next.

Was the plot clever? Yes. I thought it was really cool reading about a character that was able to control the minds of others and how it affected other people.

I recommend this book to people who enjoy urban fantasy books. Thank you so much for reading and I hope you are all having a great day.


Top 10 Tuesday: Top 10 New To Me Authors I Read in 2017

Top 10 Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish( This top ten Tuesday topic was easier than usual because I didn’t read many books this year at all. I am still getting the hang of setting time aside to read when I am not in class so hopefully I have a better reading year next year. Also these are my top 10 new to me authors of 2017:

  1. John Hall. I read Is He or Isn’t He, and I absolutely loved it. It was one of the first books I read this year and it was a book that I had lent to me from a friend. I really enjoyed this book.
  2. Victoria Schwab. The first Victoria Schwab book I ever read was This Savage Song and I read that this year. I really enjoyed it and I own the sequel but I haven’t read it yet. I will probably read it during the summer when I am done classes for this year.
  3. Jeannette Walls. I read The Glass Castle for my English class and I absolutely adored this memoir. I also really enjoyed the movie that came out this year as well.
  4. Elle Kennedy. The Deal is probably I think the first real adult book I ever read. I also really enjoyed it. The love interest being a hockey player was something I could relate to.
  5. Renee Ahdieh. I read Flame in The Mist and I enjoyed it. Flame in The Mist is a Mulan retelling which I really liked the concept of. Also I bought it because it was a Mulan retelling and I love Mulan.
  6. Cora Carmack. I read Loosing It this year and I really liked this book as well. It had a university student protagonist which I could understand. I being in college now am starting to like contemporary books with college aged protagonists.
  7. Ashley Poston. Geekerella was the last book I have finished so far and it was not a disappointment. I loved this Cinderella retelling and thought it brought a nice modern twist to the tale.
  8. April Genivieve Tulchoke. Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea, was a really good book. This book was what I was looking for to read at the time, and was the first book I took out from the library once I finally figured my way about the library system at school.
  9. Melissa Marr. Wicked Lovely was a really good book. Plus it had fae. I love books that have fae.
  10. Curtis Sittenfield. Eligible was a fantastic modern Pride and Prejudice retelling. I really loved reading it, although I did find it difficult at first considering the change in age of the characters. Jane is turning 40 in this book and I am pretty sure Elizabeth is 38 so the characters are far older than they are in the original Pride and Prejudice. That aside I still really enjoyed this retelling.

What are some of the authors that you really liked that were new to you in 2017? Thank you so much for reading and I hope you are all having a good day.

2018 Reading and Site goals

I can’t believe it is almost 2018 already so I thought it was about time that I posted my goals for the upcoming year. I am super excited about several of the things I am already working on planning to write about on my blog. I hope I am able to achieve all of these goals by the end of 2018, and I can’t wait to hear about what some of your guys bookish goals are.

  1. I will be setting my goodreads goal at 50 books this year.
  2. I want to read all the books I currently own physical copies of that are on my tbr shelf this year.
  3. I want to read at least 30 library books this year.
  4. I want to participate in more readathons this year.
  5. I want to post more often so I decided I will post on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday.
  6. I will do monthly tbr’s again, and I will do wrap ups at the end of every month. I will be doing it in a way that when I post my January TBR it will also include my December wrap up.
  7. I want to review as many books as I can that I read. Maybe not all of them but most.
  8. I want to try to get to know some of the other book bloggers in the blogging community.
  9. I also want to reread some of my favorite books this year. I want to reread at least 10 books
  10. I want to read at least 5 of the books that come out in 2018.

These are my goals for 2018. Comment down below what some of your goals for 2018 are. Thank you so much for reading and I hope you are all having a great day.

Half-Blood Review


By: Jennifer L. Armentrout

Rating: 4.5/5 stars


The Hematoi descend from the unions of gods and mortals, and the children of two Hematoi pure bloods have godlike powers. Children of Hematoi and mortals–well, not so much. Half-bloods only have two options: become trained Sentinels who hunt and kill daimons or become servants in the homes of the pures.

Seventeen-year-old Alexandria would rather risk her life fighting than waste it scrubbing toilets, but she may end up slumming it anyway. There are several rules that students at the Covenant must follow. Alex has problems with them all, but especially rule #1:Relationships between pures and halfs are forbidden. Unfortunately, she’s crushing hard on the totally hot pure-blood Aiden. But falling for Aiden isn’t her biggest problem–staying alive long enough to graduate the Covenant and become a Sentinel is.

If she fails in her duty, she faces a future worse than death or slavery: being turned into a daimon, and being hunted by Aiden. And that would kind of suck.

Did it perpetuate healthy ideals? Honestly no. Alex feels guilt throughout the entire book about her mother. Then there is of course the talk about how some of the half-bloods become servants, which basically means they get their free will taken from them. There is also a bit of instalove in this book which I didn’t mind although I know some people don’t like it. Also Alex does not have a good relationship with her Uncle or Step-father but you can see that change a bit towards the end. Also it is unfair some of the rules and restrictions this society has against the half-bloods while the pure bloods get everything sometimes literally handed to them on a silver-platter. Although I loved Alex’s relationship with her best friend Caleb.

Did it have adequate representation? This book only follows Alex’s perspective which is nice but I do like books that share more characters point of views. Like I would have loved to have a mixed character Point of view for this book. I wouldn’t have minded seeing chapters in her Mom’s perspective or even Aiden’s perspective.

Did it teach me something or make me think? I would hate to be in Alex’s situation is honestly one of the only things this book truly made me think about.

Were the characters memorable? Yes. The characters were all memorable and I loved reading about all of them. Of course my favorite character was Aiden because I thought that he was very clear headed and also he is definitely one of my new favorite male characters in general. Especially for what he did at the end which I won’t talk about because of spoilers. Alex was also a pretty good main character and you could see her grow a bit throughout the book and learning new things. The Oracle was just as creepy as she sounded to be, although what she said was true. Caleb was a great best friend character for Alex, and I really enjoyed him as a side character. Seth is very intimidating and I don’t know what I really think about him yet I will have to wait until I read the next book.

Was the plot clever? Yes and I cannot write to much about this one because I would end up spoiling the book but I enjoyed the way the book reached its conclusion. I also liked reading about Alex training and there were some things which did surprise me in this book a bit.

So overall I really enjoyed Half-blood although I wouldn’t say it was the best book that I read this year, or the best book I read by Jennifer L. Armentrout. I do recommend this book though and I hope if you decide to read it that you enjoy it. If you read this book please comment down below what you thought because I do like seeing different opinions that other people have on the books that I read. Thank you so much for reading and I hope you are all having a great day.



Review: Rule (spoilers)


By: Jay Crownover

Rating: 2.5/5 stars


Opposites in every way . . . except the one that matters

Shaw Landon loved Rule Archer from the moment she laid eyes on him. Rule is everything a straight-A pre-med student like Shaw shouldn’t want—and the only person she’s never tried to please. She isn’t afraid of his scary piercings and tattoos or his wild attitude. Though she knows that Rule is wrong for her, her heart just won’t listen.

To a rebel like Rule Archer, Shaw Landon is a stuck-up, perfect princess-and his dead twin brother’s girl. She lives by other people’s rules; he makes his own. He doesn’t have time for a good girl like Shaw-even if she’s the only one who can see the person he truly is.

But a short skirt, too many birthday cocktails, and spilled secrets lead to a night neither can forget. Now, Shaw and Rule have to figure out how a girl like her and a guy like him are supposed to be together without destroying their love . . . or each other.

Did it perpetuate healthy ideals? No. For starters his mom hates him, and said at the funeral of his twin brother that “it should have been you”. What kind of mother does that. Also Shaw’s parents aren’t that much better. Shaw’s mother gave the access code to her daughters apartment to an exboyfriend who was stalking her. Also Shaw and Rule didn’t have a great relationship at the start either, in fact it seems as though their relationship revolves around sex.

Did it have adequate representation? Yes. It is told in the perspectives of both Rule and Shaw.

Did it teach me something or make me think? Honestly the only think I could think about while reading this book was why? Why do you like Rule so much? Why am I reading this again? Why didn’t I DNF this when I first wanted to?

Were the characters memorable? Yes. I do have to admit that I didn’t mind Shaw’s best friend who also questioned why she liked Rule so I might read the second book which is about her and one of the guys. I also didn’t mid the manager of the tattoo shop. Rule is a person who if I met in life I knew I would not like him. Also Shaw at first seemed like a person I would like but I could not understand why she liked him. I mean she did talk about why she liked him but for the most part it seemed like she liked him because he was a bad boy. Also the guy on the cover does not look like Rule in the book. Rule does have tattoos all over his body but he also has a lip ring and he dyes his hair frequently.

Was the plot clever? Not really. Its just something I really didn’t enjoy and I wanted more from.

Although I didn’t really like this book I will try to give Jay Crownover a second chance and read the next book. Thank you so much for reading, and I hope you are all having a good day.


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