Stranger Things Book Tag


This book tag was created by youtube user Sarah Sunbeemz. I saw this on Pretty Deadly Blog and I knew I had to do it because Stranger Things is so freaking good!

1. Epic intro. The opening sequence of stranger things is amazing and really grabs your attention. Name a book that grabbed your attention from the first page.

female of the species

This is how I kill someone.”

I mean seriously! This book talks about some really tough topics, but it is very much worth the read!

2. Dungeons & Dragons. Name a fantasy world you would like to experience yourself.


I would just really like to know Nina and Inej, and be friends with them!

3. Squad goals. When eleven met Mike, Dustin and Lucas it was a “mostly” perfect team. Name your favorite bookish group of friends.


For me there really is no better team than Blue and her boys! I just love them all so much.

4. ABC’s & Christmas lights. Joyce Byers goes mad with grief after Will goes missing. Name your favorite mentally unhinged character.


Honestly Mara is an awesome character buttttt she’s a little bit wacko.

5. The upside down. Name a book that was the opposite of what you expected.


My sister kept telling me how good this book was, but it honestly sounded so boring and like the same thing I’ve read so many times before. So I was so happy when it turned out to be such a GREAT read.

6. Mad scientists. Dr. Brenner likes to get freaky with humanity. Name the freakiest dystopian government you can think of.


After Hunger Games and Divergent took off and everyone seemed to be writing dystopian, I kind of stepped away from it. But I did read Pawn and anything that has hunting humans in it goes to the top of my list for creepiest world EVER.

7. Demogorgon. Name a scary bookish creature that you would not want to come through your walls.


Please don’t ever let Naughty Johnny through my walls! He was so freaking creepy!

8. Cliffhanger ending. Name a book that left you wanting more.


This book was so good, but that ending has me dying for more and I hate that I have to wait another year for the next one! Plus that cover is freaking beautiful.

I love book tags so much! If you guys participate, link me back to your lists! And tell me how you felt about Stranger Things?


Ten characters I’d name my child after


Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week is top ten characters you would name your child or pet after. Love this idea because there are several character names that I would name my kids! I’m going to list these in the order from most liked to least!

  1. Remy: This Lullaby by Sarah Dessen is one of my favorite books and ever since reading it I have loved the name Remy. It’s definitely tied with number 2 for favorite name.
  2. Millie: Technicallyyyyyy I first heard this name in the movie ‘Because I Said So’. But then I read it in The Tea Rose by Jennifer Donnelly. And while I didn’t like the character I have always loved the name.
  3. Tinsley: I first read this name in The It-Girl by Cecily von Ziegsar. I don’t know why I always pick mean characters name, but I loved the name Tinsley when I first read it so I thought why not!
  4.  Hallie: How to Deal by Sarah Dessen This name was always so cute to me. I don’t know why I have a thing for ie names. But Sarah Dessen is the queen of cute names.
  5. Luna: When I first read Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling I didn’t even notice Luna at first, but then the movie came out and I fell in love with this character because she was so weird and strange and I loved that.
  6. Blue: Yes this is from The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater. This is one of my favorite characters, from one of my favorite series. I would totally name my kid Blue!
  7. Evie: I loved this name from The Diviners by Libba Bray. It was so cute and I fell in love with both the name and character!

Okay the two names are Bridget and Georgia butttt I can’t remember where I read these from so they will get mentioned, cause I loved them. Honestly I don’t know why but I only have girl names on my list. It’s the only ones I pay attention to. But there is my list! I hope you guys enjoy! Let me know what’s on your list!





September Wrap-Up and October TBR

I can not believe it’s October already! It just started to turn cold and I am so excited for wearing warm comfy clothes. Lots of sweaters and pants! Plus the change in weather and the hot drinks. SOOOO READY! Anyways on to the reason we’re here, I am doing my September Wrap-Up and my October TBR. Why not combine the two!

Without further ado here is what I read in September.

  1. Ninja Bunny: Sister vs. Brother by Jennifer Gray Olson
  2. Kids of Appetite by David Arnold
  3. The Female of the Species by Mindy McGinnis
  4. Frost Like Night by Sara Raasch
  5. Like a River Glorious by Rae Carson
  6. Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo

Six books ain’t bad! I truly enjoyed all of these books! They were amazing and oh so good! Now on to my October TBR! This one I have a lot of books lined up. So let’s hope I can get more read this month!

  1. Goldenhand by Garth Nix
  2. A Legend of Starfire by Marissa Burt
  3. Moon Chosen by P.C. Cast
  4. The Best Possible Answer by E. Katherine Kottaras
  5. In a World Just Right by Jen Brooks
  6. Stormdancer by Jay Kristoff
  7. Kinslayer by Jay Kristoff
  8. Endsinger by Jay Kristoff
  9. Nevernight by Jay Kristoff
  10. Illuminae by Jay Kristoff & Amie Kaufman
  11. These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner
  12. This Shattered World by Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner
  13. Their Fractured Light by Amie Kafman & Megan Spooner
  14. The Beauty of Darkness by Mary E. Pearson

So that is my October TBR. I usually read about 7 books, but I am going to Jay and Amie’s event for Gemina at the end of the month and I have never read any Jay or Amie books. So hopefully I’ll be able to get through them all!

Tackle your TBR read-a-thon

Tackle Your TBR Readathon 2016

I am so excited to participate in this years Tackle Your TBR Read-a-thon hosted by Wishful Endings! This event takes place from September 12th to the 26th. That is 15 days to read as many books off your TBR list as you can. And I know for me I have so many books on my TBR. Especially for these next few months and I need as much help as I can get. So this will definitely give me the motivation to get through my stack.

My Goals:
I plan on reading at least 8 books, maybe more. Maybe I’ll read one per day lol. I will also be posting reviews for each of the books I read. And I will try to participate in the each of the challenges!

If you guys want to sign up click the link up above to get more information! It’s going to be fun and hopefully I kick my TBR’s ass! Plus there will be fun challenges and prizes. And you get to read! Nothing better than that. I hope you guys join.


Furthermore review

furthermoreTitle: Furthermore

Author: Tahereh Mafi

Publisher: Dutton Books for Young Readers

Publish Date: August 30, 2016

Rating: 4 Stars


Summary: There are only three things that matter to twelve-year-old Alice Alexis Queensmeadow: Mother, who wouldn’t miss her; magic and color, which seem to elude her; and Father, who always loved her. The day Father disappears from Ferenwood he takes nothing but a ruler with him. But it’s been almost three years since then, and Alice is determined to find him. She loves her father even more than she loves adventure, and she’s about to embark on one to find the other.

But bringing Father home is no small matter. In order to find him she’ll have to travel through the mythical, dangerous land of Furthermore, where down can be up, paper is alive, and left can be both right and very, very wrong. Her only companion is a boy named Oliver whose own magical ability is based in lies and deceit–and with a liar by her side in a land where nothing is as it seems, it will take all of Alice’s wits (and every limb she’s got) to find Father and return home to Ferenwood in one piece. On her quest to find Father, Alice must first find herself–and hold fast to the magic of love in the face of loss. 


My Review:


Okay I don’t really know where to begin this review. I’ve restarted it so many times now. So I guess I am just going to jump into it. This will probably be a short review. Furthermore is actually really hard to explain. I enjoyed it which is how I went in to this story. I didn’t really have any ideas about this story or any expectations. Furthermore, like Tahereh’s other books, are rich in detail and inner dialogue. Yes at times it was a bit tedious but I found it really helped when I was trying to picture things in this world. For me Mafi’s books are very hit or miss. I liked Shatter Me, hated Unravel Me, and loved Ignite Me. Futhermore was enjoyable but I didn’t absolutely love it. I did like it enough to preorder it though.



What I liked:

Alice and her growth throughout this novel really got to me. I loved seeing how much she grows and changes as a person from her time in Furthermore. All she wants right now is to get her task and leave home and find father. After the disappearance of her father, her mother doesn’t have time and is always mad. It’s so sad to see how much she doesn’t think that her family wants her. It’s no wonder her and Oliver become best friends. Oliver is a kid whose talent causes him to get everything he wants. They both just want people who care about them and choose them over everyone else. I liked the dynamic between Oliver and Alice, even if Alice hated Oliver at first. It’s what made it work for me.

I also quite enjoyed the world. It was interesting to see Furthermore and how strange the world was. I thought it did a great job reminding you of the strangeness of Wonderland. The rules and the people who lived there were so strange. First off they ate people. WHAT? And the difference in worlds. Like the paper world or being able to stand on clouds and move downwards through the ground. Not to mention figuring out what the ruler has to do with the story. I loved how each bit of information was brought to light. How you kept figuring things our slowly. Also the mystery that the narrator brought to the story was awesome. There was always a comment from them that caused you to have more questions. I loved it. It was such an interesting way to tell the story and one I haven’t read before.

What left me wanting more:

I did really enjoy this story, but I do wish we got more background in to the kids talents. Why they had them. Where they got them from. It was so interesting to me, seeing that each kid had a special talent. I just would have liked to see more info on them. That being said I did like that they had talents. I thought it was a great touch to the story. And the last thing that bothered me a bit, was the ease with which they got out of Furthermore. They had such a struggle getting through Furthermore and come to find out that the high ups were keeping tabs and looking for them. And they just easily stepped through a door without having to go back the way they came, was a little to easy. Especially since I don’t know if this is a standalone or a series. I would be interested to see the repercussions of Alice and Oliver’s trip to Furthermore and if anyone comes after them. The ending does leave it a bit open to more if Tahereh is going to write more.

Overall, Furthermore was strange and creepy in the best possible way. I loved the characters and the voice this book had. It was a great read for those who want to be entertained. I really enjoyed myself when reading this one. Fans of Tahereh’s books or Alice in Wonderland will definitely enjoy Furthermore. Give it a try. And if you have read it let me know what you think about it.



Pokemon Go Book Tag


I have seen this book tag going around the internet and while I wasn’t tagged I still thought I would do it because one I love Pokemon and books and two it looks super fun! This book tag was created by Aentee at Read At Midnight!


First let me state that my main choice is always charmander…. I may be a pyromaniac. Oh man there are so many great books that have started my love of reading… It started with Harry Potter and A Series of Unfortunate Events. These two were series that I absolutely loved and actively went out of my way to read. And in high school it was the Black Dagger Brotherhood series by J.R. Ward. Probably not the best thing for a high schooler to be reading but oh well! I read more YA as an adult than I did as a teenager!



I don’t read many classics but for iconic I would have to go with Harry Potter. I’m pretty sure that this is the choice for most but this was my childhood and I will never forget it.




Hmmm I don’t think that I’ve lost interest in a book because it’s everywhere… If people are talking about a book or are excited about it, I get excited and want to find out why they enjoyed that book so much. And is it worth the hype. Now how far down it is on my TBR is a different story!




I would have to say Talon by Julie Kagawa. Love triangle, evil corporation, fighting for their lives… But I LOVE this series anyways and I really enjoy reading it!




Uhhhh let’s see technically I started this book but haven’t finished the series…. Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson! Not only are these books huge, but there’s so far 7 of them. And I think #4-7 focus on a story later down the line. But I would still like to read them. But just to show you how crazy these books are… #1: 541 pages, #2: 590, #3: 572. That’s 1703 pages! There are crazier books out there but these are the craziest on my TBR.



Oh man I am such an old lady that I really try to stay up late to read and I just end up going to sleep (or watching youtube). But one book I ended up staying up till 5 in the morning to read was Corrupt by Penelope Douglas! It was so good that I didn’t want to stop reading it. And now that I think of it I didn’t even finish it, I had to close my eyes, because they hurt so bad.




*takes a deep breath* ohhhhkay.. Gansey and Blue (The Raven Boys), Adam and Ronan (The Raven Boys), Cress and Thorne (The Lunar Chronicles), Nina and Matthais (Six of Crows), Lia and Rafe (The Kiss of Deception), Juliette and Warner (Shatter Me)… I can go on but I think that’s my top OTPs EVER!




There are so many great reads out there. I think for this one I would choose Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo. This one was so stressful and twisty and crazy it was one I couldn’t put down.




I just finished The Raven King and I saw Maggie’s new tweet right here….

and guys this isn’t something I knew I wanted until it was right in front of me. AND now it’s all I want! That and J.R. Ward’s Black Dagger Brotherhood series. I will never get tired of those books!



This book was purely a cover buy because of the last book in the series! So I was happily surprised that I absolutely loved The Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson! It’s such an amazing story and world and Lia is my FAV! She is so badass and her comebacks are spectacular!




I am still excited to read Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas. I hear so much good things about this book and I started reading the first one, but haven’t finished it. I still plan on reading all of these though.



I absolutely love collector’s edition of books. They’re so pretty… I think one of the books I would choose would be the Harry Potter leatherbound books with horcrux bookmarks! In case you haven’t seen them bask in the glory!



Aren’t they so pretty! These currently aren’t being sold, but the seller is working on making them available. Here is her Etsy store.



This was harder than I thought it would be! But for this one I would choose Caraval because REASONS (that cover) and Stalking Jack the Ripper because I have a very deep fascination with serial killers and why they did what they did. So I love reading books about them!



I think this list has gotten out of control… Maggie Stiefvater, Laini Taylor, Sarah Dessen, V.E. Schwab, Morgan Rhodes, Danielle Paige, Sara Raasch, Alexandra Bracken, Mary E. Pearson, Gris Grimly, Morgan Matson, Emery Lord, Libba Bray, Leigh Bardugo, Michelle Hodkins, and Michelle Krys.

Guys I have a problem…




I don’t know if this counts as forever but I can’t wait for Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo. I mean the way SoC ended (which I read an ARC of) I need to know what happens next. Then there’s Heartless by Marissa Meyer! I mean her Lunar Chronicles series ended.. Although there is going to be a graphic novel and I believe a coloring book! But I am so excited to read Heartless. I have an ARC but I have yet to get to it!


Oh man this was a lot harder to pick choices for, but it was super fun! I’m not going to tag anyone, so if you want to do it go do it! It’s fun and you get to talk about books! Have you been playing Pokemon Go?

































The Shadow Hour Review

27245910 Title: The Shadow Hour

Series: The Girl at Midnight

Author: Melissa Grey

Publisher: Delacorte Press

Publish Date: July 12 2016

Rating: 4 Stars 


Summary: A battle has been won. But the war has only just begun. 

Everything in Echo’s life changed in a blinding flash when she learned the startling truth: she is the firebird, the creature of light that is said to bring peace.

The firebird has come into the world, but has not come alone. Every action has an equal and opposite reaction, and Echo can feel a great and terrible darkness rising in the distance. Cosmic forces threaten to tear the world apart.

Echo has already lost her home, her family, and her boyfriend. Now, as the firebird, her path is filled with even greater dangers than the ones she’s already overcome.

She knows the Dragon Prince will not fall without a fight.

Echo must decide: can she wield the power of her true nature- or will it prove too strong for her, and burn what’s left of her world to the ground? 

Welcome to the shadow hour.


My Review:

 I received this ARC from Emma Print’s ARC adoption in exchange for an honest review.

The Shadow Hour, the second book in the Girl at Midnight trilogy, Echo along with her friends are in hiding from both the Avicen and the Drakharin. While trying to figure out their next move Echo learns that the firebird is not the only thing that came through the door on the night of its release. Now Echo along with Ivy, Caius, Dorian, and Jasper will have to fight the evil before it destroys everything. I was a little apprehensive going into this book, because if you have read my blog posts you know how bad I am with sequels. But I was holding out hope because of how much I liked the first book and Echo as a character. Along with the world Melissa has created. That being said The Shadow Hour did not disappoint. In this book Echo is struggling with not only who she is, but the voices of the firebirds that came before her as well. This is one of the very few problems I had with this book. I couldn’t figure out how many she had in her head. Was it a couple, several, or a thousand. It became clear at the end of the book but it was still a bit confusing. Again only a small problem compared to what I did like.

Like Jasper and Dorian. I was greatly invested in the relationship of these two or lack thereof. To be honest I thought the flow of banter between these two was very natural and the chemistry was amazing. Just wish I would have got more of them before the end of the book. I do like Echo and Caius but I am really not liking this whole love triangle thing. I have never nor will I ever be a fan. One thing I will say is that their relationship is not the main focus of the book. The main focus is the war that’s going on. Now I don’t want to spoil anything so I won’t go into to much detail but I can’t not stop and say something about Tanith… OHHH that girl gets me so angry. I want to hate her but I also feel for her. She’s doing what she thinks is the best thing for her people. But for real she needs to be slapped! And to be honest her future doesn’t bode well for her.

One thing I really liked was a very small glimpse into Echo’s past. Which I for one thought was to short but hopefully that means that we will see it play a bigger part in the third book. Which I think is a real possibility because of the way her childhood has shaped her. She became the person she is because of the bad things and I think it will be very important for Echo to realize that. Also there was a mention of her real name although they don’t actually say it. I think that mention might hint at maybe possibly learning her name. My theory is that she will take back her name or that her name will unleash something. 

Overall I really enjoyed this book. It definitely did not fall in to the sequel curse category. I thought it was well done. There was nothing shoved in for shock value. Everything was done in a way to move the story along. And I for one enjoyed where Melissa is taking this world. I can’t wait to see what happens in the third and final book. Which isn’t out until 2017 and is titled The Savage Dawn. I can’t wait for it to come out and also see its cover! I rated this one 4 stars and really recommend it to those that like fantasy and magic. It’s a great world with funny characters and some pretty stupid hijinks that somehow get pulled off!