Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Falling Kingdoms - Review

In the three kingdoms of Mytica, magic has long been forgotten. And while hard-won peace has reigned for centuries, a deadly unrest now simmers below the surface.

As the rulers of each kingdom grapple for power, the lives of their subjects are brutally transformed... and four key players, royals and rebels alike, find their fates forever intertwined. Cleo, Jonas, Lucia, and Magnus are caught in a dizzying world of treacherous betrayals, shocking murders, secret alliances, and even unforeseen love.

The only outcome that's certain is that kingdoms will fall. Who will emerge triumphant when all they know has collapsed?

Princess: Raised in pampered luxury, Cleo must now embark on a rough and treacherous journey into enemy territory in search of magic long thought extinct.

Rebel: Jonas, enraged at injustice, lashes out against the forces of oppression that have kept his country cruelly impoverished. To his shock, he finds himself the leader of a people's revolution centuries in the making.

Sorceress: Lucia, adopted at birth into the royal family, discovers the truth about her past—and the supernatural legacy she is destined to wield.

Heir: Bred for aggression and trained to conquer, firstborn son Magnus begins to realize that the heart can be more lethal than the sword....



Saturday, February 20, 2016

Where Do I Buy Cheap Books? (Top 6)



This was actually requested in a few comments like forever ago but I'm been so busy with work, classes, and my grandmama. We found out she had colon cancer but thankfully, they were able to do surgery and it's all gone. Which is such a relief! 

Now onto the places, I get cheap books from! Most are online because sadly, there is only one good cheap bookstore close to me. Which is awesome. It's called Half Price Books and if you have one close and haven't been.... I must ask, why? What are you doing with your life? I got the whole Blue Blood series from there for less than (US)$10 and all but the first where hardcover. No joke. Awesome place. They do also have an online site so be sure and check that out. 

Now for the online places, which I use more than anything else. Don't get me wrong, I LOVE book stores, but sadly there isn't many around me. I have Barnes & Noble but everything there is cover price and when you don't have the most money, you have to try and get as many books as cheap as you can. I'm usually a fast reader. Reading at least two books a week if I'm having a good week. 

So, here is a list of the best websites that I know of. If you guys know of any that I haven't mentioned, leave the links below, sharing is caring! I actually look at a lot of websites before buying a book. Sometimes though, if I want the book that badly, I will simply go to Target and grab it. Sometimes you just got to have the book now, right? 

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

3 Favorite Books of 2015

This is is not in any certain order. I just wanted to show off my 3 favorite books of the past year. These are all books that came out in 2015. Let me know below what your favorite books of the past year was below in the comments. 



This book. This wonderfully amazing book! I love every single part of it. It stole my heart and I can't wait for A Court of Mist and Fury! This is honestly probably my favorite book of 2015. It was also my first Sarah J Maas book. I loved her writing so much that it got me to read her Throne of Glass series. 







This ended perfectly. I wouldn't change one single part of this book. It will forever be one of my favorites.






I was so surprised by this book! I honestly didn't know how good it would be. I'm not the biggest fan of sci-fi but the format was what pulled me in. It's told in such a unique way and the story just sucks you in. I laughed, cried, and found that even after my eyes were killing me, I could not put this book down.  

Monday, February 15, 2016

Fangirl - Review

A coming-of-age tale of fan fiction, family and first love.

Cath is a Simon Snow fan.

Okay, the whole world is a Simon Snow fan...

But for Cath, being a fan is her life—and she’s really good at it. She and her twin sister, Wren, ensconced themselves in the Simon Snow series when they were just kids; it’s what got them through their mother leaving.

Reading. Rereading. Hanging out in Simon Snow forums, writing Simon Snow fan fiction, dressing up like the characters for every movie premiere.

Cath’s sister has mostly grown away from fandom, but Cath can’t let go. She doesn’t want to.

Now that they’re going to college, Wren has told Cath she doesn’t want to be roommates. Cath is on her own, completely outside of her comfort zone. She’s got a surly roommate with a charming, always-around boyfriend, a fiction-writing professor who thinks fan fiction is the end of the civilized world, a handsome classmate who only wants to talk about words... And she can’t stop worrying about her dad, who’s loving and fragile and has never really been alone.

For Cath, the question is: Can she do this?

Can she make it without Wren holding her hand? Is she ready to start living her own life? Writing her own stories?

And does she even want to move on if it means leaving Simon Snow behind?



Friday, February 12, 2016

3 Disappointing Books of 2015

These books that I've listened aren't bad, but they were just a let down. I still liked some of them but they weren't as good as I thought. If you love any of these books that's great and I hope my own personal opinion and I'm not trying to offend anyone. This is just my own personal thoughts and feelings. 





Now, I actually enjoyed this book. It was a fun and very quick read. But all the hype around it. I expected more, a lot more. It really just feels like a few popular YA novels thrown into one. I think it's way overhyped. Sometimes, hype can really kill a book to me. I know a lot of you will disagree with this but it's just my opinion. It's also the reason I've not ran and bough Glass Sword yet. It by no means was a bad book, just as good as everyone goes on about.





First off I want to say that I love the first three in this series. Some of my favorite guilty pleasure reads. So I was so excited for this! I get to stay longer in one of my favorite worlds! Yay! Then I started into this book... WTF? America's daughter is such a spoiled little brat and I found myself wanting to smack her so much my wrist hurt just from the thought. I mean, I get it, she is a princess who was raised in luxury and all that. So was Maxon and he wasn't an ass. I'm hoping that she gets an attitude make over in the next book. Make her more likable.





I had high hopes this one, I love this author, I mean Vampire Academy is freaking awesome! I love Asian culture and this was my cup of tea but.... just no. I don't even really know what to say about this book. I wanted so much! I mean a standalone?! That doesn't happen much in YA but it broke my heart.





That's it! What books were you disappointed by last year buttercups? Let me know below, I love hearing your thoughts. 

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

January 2016 Book Haul

So I've decided to just do a monthly book haul. Where I gather all the books I bought that month and just show them all in one post instead of a bunch. Makes it easier. So I got 11 books in the month of January. I got them all these from either ebay.com or bookoutlet.com for super cheap. If you don't use bookoutlet than you need too. Every book lover should check out that site.


Monday, February 08, 2016

Manga Monday (5)




1) What is Manga? 

A style of Japanese comic books and graphic novels, typically aimed at adults as well as children.


2) What is Manhwa?

It's a general Korean term for comics and print cartoons (common usage also includes animated cartoons). Outside of Korea, the term usually refers specifically to South Korean comics.







He loves her blood, but does her love her?! Misao is starting to trust her heart where Kyo is involved, especially after he gives her one of his primary feathers. It isn't just her first present from him, it's a magic talisman that will keep her safe when he's not nearby! Misao is elated to be able to go to school without the fear of being eaten, just like a normal teenage girl. But as her feelings for Kyo deepen, she starts to realize that as his bride she will have to leave her human life behind--including her family!


Thursday, February 04, 2016

2 Mini Reviews (Twin Reflections and Five Seven Five)

*I received this book in exchange for an honest review*

This book surprised me! I wasn't too sure what to think by the blurb, it sounded like a good read but then again it was so vague... but let me tell you now; this book is so good! It spends quite a bit of time setting the world up and then everything kicks in. The romance... I actually really enjoyed it.

This book gave me a few The Giver vibes but in the best way. The Giver is one of my favorite books from my childhood. So for this book to receive that kind of praise is not something one should take lightly.

I don't want to give any spoilers
but I will say that Kaz is my favorite character and I'm sure if you read the book you will agree. It's a quick read, only a little over 200 pages and it reads even faster than that. You will not want to stop reading this book until it's over and then you'll want more. The reason I take off one star was a few little parts were confusing and I had to go back and reread them to figure them out. Otherwise it's a great, fun read!









I didn't want to mention this because I didn't want to give it a good rating just because if the author's age but I just had to. She's only 14 and the thing is, it doesn't show. I would never have known that this author is so young. The way she builds the world, the way the words flow. How she puts together the sentences. Amazing! At her age I was not anywhere near her level.

The story is quite imaginative, twins in search of their camp director. It's such a fun cute tale. I love how this book wastes no time in jumping right into the action. It's also a quick read as it's less than 200 pages. So this book can easily be read in one sitting and you will want to! It's hard to put down, though I do remove a star because the maze scenes are sometimes a bit hard to follow.

I love the characters the most, she did a great job of making them feel flushed out. Leaving me to feel I know them well after the story was over. This is a cute little book, anyone who loves young YA fantasy or even middle grade fantasy will devour this! Ii can't wait to see what else this promising young author releases in the future. Lastly, I'm just going to add that I'm now a fan!

*I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review*


Wednesday, February 03, 2016

January 2016 Wrap Up




Surprisingly, I got to read a lot this month, even with my grandmother in the hospital, work, and classes. I read seven books. Which for me is super good and I'm actually proud of this. The reviews for most of these books should be up before too long. I need to get back into blogging regularly because I miss it and miss reading and commenting on your blogs as well. So without further ado, let's get into the books I read in January. Let me know below what you read or if you've read any of the books below and your thoughts on them. 


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