Empire of Storms – The Book that Shut Me Up


28260587I have no words. I honestly don’t even know what to type right now because all that my mind can think of are the last few scenes of this book.

Now, I try to go into each book I read without bias and try to enjoy it as much as I can. Still, I must admit that I went into this expecting not to like it. This expectation came to me due to the fact that I almost died of boredom while reading Queen of Shadows, and then expressed it all in a ranting review. So, as you can imagine, I picked up this book expecting boredom and expecting another rant review to be written.

Obviously, that’s not what happened.

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The Listicle Tag: Top 5 non-human characters in books

Hey everyone! I’ve been tagged!

Thank you so much to The Orangutan Librarian for tagging me! Y’all should go check out their site, it’s one of my favorite blogs! It’s super fun and filled with fantastic reviews and discussions and I promise that it will not disappoint!

Anyway, on to the tag! It might have taken me a month to do it, but here I am! Again, thank you so much!

(And yes, I just realized that I used literally ALL the exclamation points!!!)

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Dark Matter – A Book I Should Have Read Months Ago



Wow. That’s the first word that came to me.

This book was intense. Weird and strangely scientific, and intense.

I had heard a lot of good things about this book but was a bit afraid of getting into it because I knew of the very scientific nature of it. Like string theory, astrophysics, and a whole bunch of the inter-dimensional mumbo jumbo.

I was worried that I wasn’t going to understand or that the science would be too overbearing, ruining the story.

Boy, was I wrong to think that. This book was so good!

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Secret Life of a Book Blogger Tag!

Hello everyone! I hope y’all have had a great week. I have been completely inactive all week, but I have returned and what better way to make a comeback than with a tag?

I was tagged by Maya @Book Dragon 1017 to do this super fun tag, thank you so much Maya! Y’all should definitely take a moment to go check out her wonderful blog and look through her posts and tags, I promise that you will not be disappointed!

Now, let us move on with the tag!

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2017 Reading Challenge – Update

Hello, hello! The year is more than halfway over and I am halfway done with the reading challenge Rosie and I came up with at the start of the year. For those who don’t know what I’m talking about well, we have been announcing this reading challenge all year. Some of you may, or may not have noticed this line at the end of all of our posts:

Check out our 2017 Reading Challenge

This is what we are talking about!

We did this as a way of keeping our reading varied and also having a little fun. Although Rosie is no longer with us on the blog, I am still going forth with the challenge.

There are no rules to this, nor is it required to go through each of them. This is all in fun  and  anyone who wants can take up the challenge with me and the post their completion of it by the end of the year.

The challenge began on January 1, 2017, and ends on December 31, 2017, at midnight. Any and every book is acceptable, and everyone is welcome to join me as I read through these.

Also, to make it more manageable, a  single book can satisfy more than one challenge. Example: Wuthering Heights, is over 150 years old, as well as a classic.

If you guys want to join me, by all means, do!

(For the original post and a the clear list, click HERE)
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Queen of Shadows – An Utter Disappointment


18006496Not gonna lie, I’m slightly disappointed. Ok, not slightly,  I’m very disappointed.

I didn’t love this book. I wanted to, but I didn’t. It’s all made worse by the fact that some part of me knew I wouldn’t.

What I love about this series is how each book brings forth a new layer of complexity to both the plot and the characters. I love that unlike in most YA people don’t fall in love with the first people they meet. I love that there are strong female and male friendships, and they are bonds not easily broken. That is especially great since most YA seems to focus only on love interests, and here we have a friendship like Chaol and Dorian, best friends who would kill and die for each other. We have Aelin and Lysandra who are both wicked, and mean, and true to themselves and each other. I love the strong family relations too with Aelin and Aedion. There are so many great things in this book.

And it saddens me that I did not love it because there are also so many things I hated.

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