Unknown by Wendy Higgins Spoiler Free Review

(I'm kind of in a rush as I am writing this review so I apologize in advance for the super short summary and review:)

So Unknown is a sci-fi novel about an alien invasion and the humans on earth fighting against it. Now, again, super short summary but that is basically what happens along with a LOT of romance drama. The romance being that Amber-the main protagonist female-has a crush on her brother's long term best friend.

Now, again that summary sucks but don't hold that against this book! By all means this book was not the next star wars or what ever science fiction thing that is trending nowadays but nevertheless this book is GOOD.

Now, I loved Wendy Higgins other series, The Sweet Evil series so I had high expectations for this one. (BTW, I totally recommend the Sweet Evil series to ANYBODY! It will shower you with the feels!) I thoroughly enjoyed this book even though it didn't quite meet the bar that the Sweet Evil series has set up.

My main disappointment for this book was that the romance outweighed the science fiction in the story. Don't get me wrong, I love romance but the action was just...okay. Not super exciting...not the extraordinary about the alien invasions. I feel like I read this book for the (Very swoony-I'll give you that) romance. Wendy Higgins IS known for her romance writing skills:)

While her Sweet Evil series was published by harperteen this book is self published which I thought was really cool so guys, buy this book and check it out! yes, it isn't my absolute favorite book and I wouldn't recommend it to anybody looking for some serious action packed writing. BUT, if you are looking for something fairly short, fun and a new swoony book boyfriend, I would recommend this to you! And it is only a $4.99 on ebook so it's actually fairly cheap!

Overall, I enjoyed this book but more for the romance and not for the action aspect of it. I rate this book a 4/5 stars:) Make sure to support this author even more since this is an independent published book:)

Thank you guys for reading my review and HAPPY NEW YEAR!

A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness Spoiler free Review

A Monster Calls is a fascinating book about a boy at the age of thirteen-Connor O'Malley and his mother who is suffering through cancer. But, one night, the yew tree in front of is house turns in to a monster and allows him to learn and speak the truth... 

Okay, honestly, that summary sucked but trust me, there is so much more to this book than the summary I just wrote. 

With that being said, I was SUPER impressed with this book! I didn't expect much from this just because I wasn't a huge fan of Patrick Ness's other book, The Rest of Us Just Live Here but I was really pleasantly surprised with this book! 

This book contains illustrations and the story is so beautifully written. While I personally found the overall theme and message of the book cliche, the unique and beautiful way in which the cliche theme was delivered made this book a joy to read. 

I loved the narrator, Connor and I loved how his thoughts and emotions came from a real person. None of his struggle were sugar coated and that was a huge important aspect of this book. 

I flipped through the pages in a jiffy! Honestly, I would recommend this to anybody in Middle School and up because again this story is definitely one of those stories you don't want to miss out on. 

Overall, I really enjoyed this book! I thought it was an awesome read and again, the theme and message was cliche but the delivery was superb so that made up for it:) I rate this book a solid 4/5 stars! 

Also, the movie adaptation for this book is coming out next month, January 6th so make sure to read the book and watch the movie when it comes out! I saw the trailer and I am so excited to see it because the reviews for the movie so far have been A+. 

Anyway, that was my review! Thank you guys for reading and I hope you guys enjoyed it!

The Rest Of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness Review

This book is basically about four kids-Mike, Jared, Henna and Mel living their ordinary lives while the'chosen' ones around them do all the exciting and adventurous duties. While other books these days focus on the chosen ones, this book focuses on the not chosen ordinary ones who live behind the ones who are destined for greatness. 

When I first heard the synopsis of this book, I thought, This is a really cool idea!

The idea was cool, however the story couldn't deliver.

Before I say anything I just want to say that this is totally my opinion and if you enjoyed this book then great! I am so happy that you enjoyed it but unfortunately I just couldn't enjoy it as much as you did. Plus this review will contain super minor spoilers. Like really small spoilers that really aren't even spoilers:). 

That being said, this book sort of sucked. The first flaw, it was boring AF. I know this book focused on the ordinary kids but every other book focuses on the chosen ones for a reason because literally nothing happens in this book! There is literally no story other than the fact that a few of the characters had anxiety problems, they all had crappy families and the typical crush drama that teens have which you can see on any mainstream TV show out there. 

Second, none of the characters were relatable and in fact, they were all sappy and annoying. I couldn't relate to any of them and the main character Mike had this crush on Henna (Not a spoiler) and Henna freaking lead him on and I'm just like WTF? 

Also, this book is kind of fantasy because it has some paranormal aspects to it sometimes but that was also just bleh. 

Overall, I'm kind of pissed that I wasted three days of my precious life on this book because I literally got nothing out of this book and as you can tell, I'm annoyed because I seriously did not get ANYTHING from the three hundred and something pages that I read. Like seriously. 

I rate this book a 2/5 stars. I personally will not recommend this to anybody but again, this is totally my own opinion so if you liked it, then great and if you want to read it then go ahead and don't let my ideas and thoughts affect your reading. 

Well, that was my review! Thank you guys for reading and Merry Christmas Eve!

Top 9 Favorite Books of 2016!!!

God, an amazing year of reading has come to an end! 2016 has been a great year for YA and there were so many great series starters, finishers and contemporaries! While I didn't read as many books as I would've liked due to it being a busy year, I have read some fantastic books so here are my favorite reads of 2016! These books are in no particular order except for the first three books!

1. Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare

This book with no doubt had to make it on my list! Honestly this book was freaking fantastic and I seriously just have no words! To read this book you should read at least three of the Mortal Instruments books and all of the Infernal Devices books to avoid any spoilers. But honestly guys, if you guys haven't read it, which I doubt almost no bookworm haven't read, then go pick it up and read it. You won't regret it.

2. A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas (Check review page for review)

OMG this book left me speechless! ACOMAF is the sequel to the book, A Court of thorns and roses which is a retelling of the fairy tale beauty and the beast! I really enjoyed Sarah J. Maas's debut series, Throne of Glass but the A Court of Thorns and Roses series topped it and that is seriously saying something. I have a long spoiler free and non spoiler free review so you guys can check that out (On my reviews page) if you want to see me rant a little more about how great this book is.

3. Carve the Mark by Veronica Roth (Check review page for review)

I don't even think I have to explain this. Like honestly. I loved Divergent by Veronica Roth and I honestly thought she was a fantastic writer with no flaws but this book just showed how much more she improved as a writer! This book is science fiction and it is super action packed with a swoony romance and LOTS OF PLOT TWISTS. I have to say though, this book is a bit violent and odes contain a little bit of 'disturbing' imagery but I doubt that will really stop anybody from reading this book because come on, compared to the stuff on TV, this is nothing. Make sure to check this book out when it comes out on January 17, 2017!

4. Caraval by Stephanie Garber (Check review page for review)

I was so freaking surprised by how much I loved this book! This book is beautifully written, has a circuit themed setting and the romance is freaking amazing! Honestly there are so many betrayals and unseen plot twists in this book that I was literally at the edge of my seat gasping! This book comes out on January 10, 2017 so please make sure to check it out! You will not regret it!

5. The Winner's Kiss by Marie Rutkoski

This is the third book of the Winners Crime trilogy and this book freaking slayed my life. Honestly it pains me when not a lot of people have read this series because it is seriously such an amazing series. A lot of people stop at the first book and they say it was too slow and yes I know the first book isn't super fast paced BUT the second half of the first book is super action packed and the series gets better and better as the book goes so please pick it up!

5. Heartless by Marissa Meyer (Check review page for review)

Of Course, Marissa Meyer never disappoints! Since I loved Meyer's debut series, The Lunar Chronicles, I had super high hopes for this book and they were met! This is a retelling of the story of Queen of Hearts and how the queen became to be who she became to be! This book left me speechless and trust me, I think you will be left speechless too.

6. My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton and Jodi Meadows (Check review page for review)

This book is honestly by far the most funniest book I have read in the year of 2016. This is a 'historical fiction' novel about Queen Mary and Lady Jane. I quote historical fiction just because this is really loosely based on the history. Like really loosely based. This book is super hilarious and I am not exaggerating when I say this: I laughed out loud throughout the whole entire book. it was so hilarious and the writing style was fantastic! You guys should all definitely check this book out!

7. The Great Hunt by Wendy Higgins (Check review page for review)

This book is another underrated book out there that seriously pains my heart so much. This book is full of romance and action and The FEELS! This book has sort of a savage selection vibe. Meaning, this story is about a land (Forgot the name of it, lol) and there is a great threatening beast. So, the kingdom holds a contest to see who will slay the beast and the winner will get to marry the princess, Aerity. I know this book sounds cliche AF but trust me it is not and it a spectacular book, so just check it out.

8. The Raven Boys by Maggie Stievater (Check review page for review)

I know this book is super popular and most book nerds read this years ago but I picked it up a few months back and I can finally see what all the hype was about because My Lord this book was kicking butt! I loved all the characters and the plot line was so unique and unlike anything I have ever read before! I don't recommend Maggie Stievater's Shiver series (Because in my opinion that series was just yuck) but this series is one you definitely want to pick up.

9. The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Abertalli (Check review page for review)

This book is seriously one of my all time favorite contemporaries out there. It is so relatable and the problems and struggles that the characters went through were real struggles that I see people in real life go through along with myself. The narrator is witty, quirky and hilarious even through the problems she goes through. This book is a must read even if you don't like contemporaries because this book seriously changed the way I looked at things in life. This book comes out in April, 2017 so make sure to check it out in a few months!

Well, that was my list! I know, I haven't read as much as last year due to a hectic school schedule but I still read a lot of fantastic book so I count 2016 as a year of reading success! And I urge all of you once again to pick all the books up in this list because they are so freaking fantastic and deserve all the recognition that they get! I'm definitely going to try to squeeze in more reading next year even though I doubt my busy schedule will change:(

Anyway, that was it! Do you see any of your favorites on this list? Thank you guys for reading this post and I hope y'all have a happy holiday!

The Sun is also a Star by Nicola Yoon Spoiler Free Review

The sun is also a star is about a girl, Natasha, who is a girl who only believes in facts and science, not fate and destiny. frankly, she is being deported to Jamaica because she is an undocumented immigrant. Then there is our male protagonist who dreams of being a poet but his Korean immigrant parents push him to be somebody else that he doesn't want to be. One day, Natasha and Daniel meet on the most critical day of their lives and change each other's perspective of the world. 

When I first read the synopsis for this book I wasn't that impressed. It honestly just sounded like a really cliche opposites attract novel. But OMG guys...

This book was something else. 

While this book can sound cliche, there are so many elements in this book that make this book so good. First of all let's talk about the writing style. 

The writing style at first was nothing special BUT something purely genius and amazing happened. Every time the main characters encountered a minor character that seem like they don't have any part in the story, the minor character got their own short history story. Basically meaning that we got to have an insight on what that minor character was going through. 

This really pushed the theme that we all have an effect on another person's life no matter how insignificant we think we are to them. 

I loved the culture difference between Natasha's Jamaican culture and Daniel's Korean culture and not only that, but it was fun to see the difference in their personality and beliefs. 

I have to say that the love in this book was a little too instant love for my taste and I just found that aspect of the book kind of unrealistic but then again I could totally see why Nicola Yoon did that because this book took course in the span of ONE FREAKING DAY. 

That also showed me how one day could really change a person's life for the better or for the worse. The family problems that Natasha and Daniel went through were not problems that only book characters had. They were problems that I on some level could relate to and I know many people can relate to it as well. The family feuds that they have come from a real place because I, having siblings understood the hardships and struggles of having one. 

I honestly wished this book was longer because OMG the ending! I don't know if I live it or not honestly. (Minor spoiler ahead)
I liked how in the epilogue we got to see one of the minor characters and how a small act of kindness has changed her life. 

Overall, I really enjoyed this book! This is definitely a book to put to heart! It is so heartwarming, beautifully written and it carries a beautiful message throughout the whole book. I rate this book a 4.5/5 stars! I am definitely going to check out Nicola Yoon's debut novel, Everything Everything because I am now officially her fan. 

Thank you for reading my review!

ARC Review: Caraval by Stephanie Garber Spoiler Free Review

Caraval is about two sisters, Scarlet and Tella who are abused by their father. But they get invited to Caraval, a circuit that supposedly has magic. But Caraval run by the Master Legend is not what is seems and soon Tella gets kidnapped and Scarlet has to fight the other players in the game of Caraval to get her sister back and to get the ultimate prize of the game: One granted wish. 

This book is a fantastic and rich story with vivid imagery and beautiful and lush storytelling! God, I loved this book so much more than I thought I would! 

This book has been compared to The Night Circus multiple of times and as a person who has not read The Night Circus I really didn't know what to expect. This book is so full of twists and turns and there were so many freaking plot twists in the end of this book. I was literally gasping and screaming at every plot twist that happened! Nothing turned out to be like what I expected...

A.K.A Stephanie Garber is a freaking genius.

There were so many riddles in this book and honestly there was so much mystery and creepy factor in this book and I was chilled while reading this book. This book really takes the saying "everything comes with a consequence" seriously because I feel like this book was really centered around that theme.

Also, the romance in this book is just...AHHHHHH! I can't say more than that but honestly I just found yself a new book boyfriend:) 

The writing was also FLAWLESS! Honestly Stephanie Garber's writing just made me feel like I was in the book experiencing everything for myself! 

And the ending! I don't know if this is a series but I seriously hope it is because the ending is leaving me with a LOT questions! It isn't a huge cliffhanger but there is definitely more that can be told in this world so I am truly praying that there will be a sequel! 

Overall, I loved this book! I rate this book a 5/5 stars!The writing, characters and the plot was amazing, beautiful and there were so many plot twists in this book that I was literally at the edge of my seat while I was reading this! 

You guys should definitely pick this book up when it comes out January 10th, 2017!

Thank you for reading my review!

ARC Review: Carve the Mark by Veronica Roth Spoiler Free

Carve the Mark is the first book is a new sci fi fantasy duology from Veronica Roth. This review will be totally spoiler free:) 

The summary of this book is really hard to explain but I actually think it would be better for all of you to go in to it not knowing what the story is about! 

That being said...

I freaking LOVED this book. 

And I am not saying this as a biased reader who loved her first series, Divergent but just as a reader. This book was so freaking fantastic! 

The writing in this book was flawless and I loved the two main characters-Akos and Cyra in this book! The writing switches from both of their point of views and for Akos's point of view it was told in third person and for Cyra it was told in First Person which I thought was really cool! Some people said that it was awkward for them at first but I personally didn't feel any awkward reading the transition of the writing. 

I could also see Veronica Roth develop as a writer throughout the course of this book which made me really happy! She was already a fantastic writer to begin with but the way she weaves the story together in this book just showed me how much she improved as a writer! 

This book captivated me from the very first page! The world in this book is very complex but she told and explained everything in a way which wasn't confusing! I hate books that are really confusing at the beginning and a lot of science fiction novels are like that but not this one! Plus, this book is super action packed from like the very beginning to the end so I never felt bored throughout any part of this book. 

The character relationships in this book were also goals! There is a romance in this book and it is just...beautiful and amazing and just what I ask for in every YA book I read:)

This book has so many freaking plot twists too! I seriously didn't see any of them coming and I was gasping at every surprise that came my way! And I was also a bit surprised by the violence in this book because some of it was graphic but I could totally see why Veronica Roth did that and I was pretty cool with it!The characters were also super kick butt and there was a lot of character development in this book which was really good to see! This book is definitely more character driven than it is plot driven but it is still great nonetheless:) 

Overall, I loved loved LOVED this book! I rate it a solid 5/5 stars! Such an excellent read and I am so happy that I got to pick it up early! Make sure to check this book out January 17th of next year to kick off with a great read:)

Thank you for reading my review!

Stealing Snow by Danielle Paige Spoiler Free Review

Stealing Snow is the first book of a series about a girl, Snow, who has been locked up in a mental asylum although she is not crazy. She later finds out that she is a snow princess and goes on a quest to save her friend Bale and her people. 

I went in to this book with high expectations because I really enjoyed Danielle Paige's other series, Dorothy Must Die. However, this book kind of went down hill for me. 

I felt like the story was very typical, boring and just not unique. I didn't really like the main characters or any other character in the book. The romance in the book was honestly just bleh. Like I couldn't care less about the romance and it was SO unnatural! There was instant love in this book and I absolutely despise instant love. And the love triangle/square (This is not a spoiler) was just...no words. (Slams face in wall) 

There were a few plot twists in the end of this book and I think that made this book bearable...A.K.A I will be rating it at least more than a star. 

Overall, I was really disappointed with this book. I expected much more from Danielle Paige. This book had no character development, no originality, and nothing just stood out to me. Unfortunately this is the most disappointing book in 2016 for me. 

I rate this book a 2.5/5 stars. If you liked it, then great! Everybody has different tastes and we just have to accept that. I was just not personally able to enjoy it that much. 

Thank you for reading my review!

ARC Review: The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Abertalli Spoiler Free

The Upside of Unrequited is a quirky contemporary novel about seventeen year old Molly. She's the fat kid that has never had her first kiss and feels self conscious. This book is about her growing up to not only love herself but live her life to the fullest! Honestly this summary sucks but trust me, there is so much more to this book than what I just wrote. 

Moving on... 


I really enjoyed Abertalli's debut novel, Simon vs. the homo sapiens agenda but this book was just, wow. This book is seriously the best YA contemporary that I have read this year! The character is so relatable and the struggles that she went through were some that I could seriously relate with. But through her struggles, she isn't a sappy or pathetic. Her humor in this whole entire book was so hilarious I was just laughing throughout the whole book! 

The characters in this book are awkward, funny, cute and just what every other high school kid out there is like. Just like her debut novel, this novel also deals with LGBTQ and I also enjoyed reading about that because there aren't a lot of YA fiction out there these days that explore this topic. 

This is an ARC review so I can't say much but all I have to say is when it comes out, GO PICK IT UP! Like, don't even hesitate. You won't regret it! I give this book a solid 5/5 stars! Honestly, I am still in shock with how much I loved this book! I usually don't lean towards contemporary novels but this book...wow. With that being said, this is a MUST read book! 

Check this book out when it comes out in April 2017! 

Thank you for reading my review! 

This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab Spoiler Free Review

This Savage song is a story about a city, Verity, that is split in half. The city is overflown with monsters and the two halves of the city have different ways of dealing with these monsters The monsters basically come to earth when a human commits a sin such as killing another. This book is based on the saying"Violence breeds violence" 

This was my very first Victoria Schwab book and I heard a lot about this author so my expectations for this book was pretty high. And Guess What? It met my expectations! 

The whole story was very original and unique and special! It was like nothing I have ever read before! The characters of this book were great and AHHH the feels! 

I have to say though, this book is VERY dark. Like Very Very dark. Each page was gory, bloody and full of gloom. The world that Victoria built was super dark from beginning to end and that really helped me imagine the chaotic society that we have. Not only in the book but in our actual society as well because this book WAS based on the mass shootings and bomb attacks that were happening a few months ago. 

There was one thing I didn't like about the book and that was the flow(?) of it. This book is a fantasy and well, with fantasy there is a lot of groundwork and world building that needs to happen. This book was no exception. There was a lot of information that needed to be given to the reader for them to fully understand what was going on. Int he beginning I felt that the information was kind of all dumped on me. Like a TON of information was given and I'm just like:


It wasn't necessarily confusing, but I often forgot some stuff that was mentioned in the beginning. I found myself confused at some parts but thankfully, she reminded of us information about the monsters over and over again here and there which made it easier to follow:)

I'm not a big fantasy reader mainly just because fantasy books intimidate me:( But I recommend to everybody even if you are not a huge fantasy fan because this book has a great message and has something for everybody:)

 These are just some memorable quotes from the book because they really just made me think about life in general:

“It was a cruel trick of the universe, thought August, that he only felt human after doing something monstrous.” 

“He could be the monster if it kept others human.” 

“People are users. It’s a universal truth. Use them, or they’ll use you.” 

         Overall, this book was a great read! I am so glad I picked it up and I will definitely be checking out Victoria Schwab's other works soon! I rate this book a 4/5 stars! Thank you for reading my spoiler free review!

Something in Between by Melissa De La Cruz

Something in Between is about a 17 year old, super smart national scholar student Jasmine, who finds out that she is an illegal immigrant and is illegally staying in the United States. 

This book was a story that I could really relate to because while I am a U.S citizen, a lot of my family members are immigrants and I know how hard it is to get a citizenship in the U.S. 

I felt the story was really moving and touching and this is a story that everybody really needs to read even if you can't relate to it personally. I loved each and every quote that was shown in the beginning of each chapter and I took each one to heart. To be completely honest, the writing style wasn't my favorite and I felt that some parts of the book was just awkward. Like, some parts of the story just didn't flow well. 

Also the romance...uh...it was the most corny, instant love that I HATE in books. I hate it when two character just fall straight head over heels for each other as soon as they see each other and this is sort of what happens in this book:(

 Overall, I give this book a 3.5/5 stars! The story was really touching and moving and I really felt the emotions that Jasmine went through during this hard time. While the romance and the dialogue wasn't the best, I still thoroughly enjoyed it!


1. The romance
          I really don't mean to be harsh, but the book itself might have been better without the romance at all! It was cheesy and I really didn't like Royce that much to be honest:( He seemed like wayyyyy to perfect to be true. Yeah, in the duration of this book it is hinted that he wasn't really book smart but like, other than that...he had like, no flaws. Also, Jasmine and Royce falling in love all of a sudden was really unrealistic.

2. The story
The story was what really made me push through this book. I love how Melissa wrote about illegal immigrants because especially nowadays there has been a lot of speculation about this topic. Before reading this book I am ashamed to say that I was sort of against illegal immigrants. But this book made me realize how selfish that was because I didn't see things from the illegal immigrants' perspective. Now, I see things at a broader perspective and I am hoping that more people read this and make the realizations that I Have made.

3. Character Relationships???
This book felt a little rushed for me at a lot of parts. Royce's brother obviously has a lot of problems but it all centers down to not getting enough attention from his father. Mason is sort of (?) redeemed at the end but it would've been nice to see how he acts after his redemption. Also, Royce is interning for his father to help out Jasmine and he talked about facing his insecurities and working as a journalist instead of a politician but that hasn't really happened either.

I felt that the ending of the book was really rushed and I think that if the book was just a few chapters longer, it would've been really better:)

Well, those were my thoughts on this book! Thank you for reading my review and I hope you guys enjoyed it:)

Heartless by Marissa Meyer Review

Heartless is the story of the infamous Queen of Hearts and tells the tale of how the Queen of Hearts became who she is now. 

This book was one of my most anticipated reads of this year because, well, it's written by the QUEEN of YA retellings, Marissa Meyer! And as expected, this book did not disappoint! 

This book is intriguing and wonderful from the very first page to the very last and I enjoyed every word! I rate this book a 5/5 stars! This is a splendid read with diverse characters and I have read many retellings of the Queen of Hearts but I have never read anything like this one so if you're looking for something new and refreshing, you should definitely pick this one up! 

That is the end of my spoiler free review! If you have not read the book yet, do not read any farther! 


Catherine's story of heartbreak and desperation seems to have left a great deal of impact on me because my heart hurt for her so much by the end of the book. Her story showed me how love can bring the best and the worst out of people. 

I LOVED Jest. Like, I was straight out in love with him. I loved his quirky riddles and everything and I was literally crying when I saw him die. I was yelling at Cath, "Don't go through the door! Do you want the prophecy to come true?" 

But, of course, like every other protagonist of a story, she does something reckless and well, results=BAD.

I don't really know what I feel about Hatta and the Raven. I mean, towards the end of the book I started to like the Raven but then well, it's sort of a murderer now and kills peter peter without hesitation so I don't know about him anymore...

Peter Peter's wife being the Jabberwock totally surprised me! Did anybody see that coming? I was sort of expecting that the Jabberwock came from Chess but it turned out that Peter Peter's wife turned in to a Jabberwock after she ate the pumpkin that Hatta planted in her yard so TECHNICALLY this was all Hatta's fault...

I blame you Hatta...R.I.P Jest

BTW, does anybody else think that there should've been more (cough, cough) scenes between Jest and Cath? (Cough, cough) if you know what I mean;) 

After Jest dies and Cath vows for vengeance, to me it was kind of obvious what was going to happen. Especially after the three sisters visited her and asked for her heart in return for Peter Peter. But I really liked how Marissa weaved everything together. 

I was also surprised to see Cath's temper starting to rise in the maze. It showed me how there were good and bad sides to love. But Cath was so deeply in love with Jest she was blind and couldn't see what she was becoming EVEN before she lost Jest and that really hurt my fangirl heart. I really hurt for Cath. I really really do. 

This book was fantastic and definitely one of the best books I've read this year! I usually don't read a lot of Alice in Wonderland retellings because the plot always seem predictable to me. But this book took me by surprise! THis book was great and I am very excited to read Marissa Meyer's upcoming works! 

Thank you for reading my review! 

Happy Thanksgiving! / End of the Year Recap!

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!!! I hope ya'll are doing well:) I know it's not the end of the year yet but I decided to post a Thanks To post and that seemed to go along with the end of the year recap post which I usually do in December.

So, this year I would like to give a thanks to: My family and my friends for always standing by me and supporting me. All my blog and social media followers for allowing me to express my love for books with them!

This year has been one of the most adventurous years of my life! I've been able to try a lot of new things and I feel like this year has been really productive!

I started this blog this year along with my instagram. (I had an old blog and an instagram but I started new ones this year). I also met a LOT of authors this year including a few of my favorite authors such as Cassandra Clare, Marie Lu, Victoria Aveyard and Ransom Riggs! (If you want to read about my experiences while meeting them, check my Met the Author page:)

I tried Cross Country which started as a pain in the butt but I ended up loving running and now I can't live a day without it, haha. Joining the speech and debate team has also been really new this year and I ended up getting a trophy in Parliamentary debate (If there are any debaters out there who know what this is, holler!) with my partner and that was also great!

This year I went to my first book festival at USC (LA Times Book Festival) and I met a lot of authors there so I am really thankful for that as well:)

It really amazes me how fast the year has gone by! This year I finally met friends that I feel truly connected to and my passion for books grew and grew as the year went along! There were definitely ups and downs this year but 2016 has definitely been a good year for me:)

Thank you guys for reading my blog for the past year and tell me some defining moments you guys have had this year so far!!! Happy Thanksgiving!

Happily Ever After by Kiera Cass Review

Happily Ever After by Kiera Cass is a companion to the Selection series and contains all the novellas for the Selection Series as well as some other extra series that follow after the events of The One! I am personally not a huge fan of novellas. I like them, but I don't go out of my way to buy them...but when I saw this book in my library I just grabbed it and read it because I heard a lot of good things about this one and I was considering buying it! 

If you like The Selection series, then this is a must read for you! I'm not the most avid Selection fan, but I thoroughly enjoyed this anthology! 

I will review each novella individually and tell you what I think about each and every one of them:) None of these reviews will contain spoilers so you don't have to worry.

1. The Queen.
I really enjoyed this novella! While reading the series, I was always curious of Amberly's background because I knew she was a four and she still got chosen! Her personality was very different from what I expected it to be!The King, Clarkson's personality was also kind of confusing for me. He seemed like a very troubled character that strives for power but he wasn't necessarily bad either. I wish Cass made his personality and intentions more clear. That would've connected the story better. I rate this novella a 4/5 stars.

2. The Prince
I also enjoyed this novella a lot! It was cool to see Maxon's life a little before the Selection and his internal struggles during the selection! This novella went in to the selection and we got to see some moments of him and America together in his POV which was freaking fantastic because I do love me some Maxon and America:) I rate this novella a 4.5/5 stars! 

3. The Guard
Okay, I'm just going to say it: I was never a huge fan of Aspen during the selection series just because I felt that he was in the way of Maxon and America's perfect love...he is still not my favorite character nor will he ever be, but reading this book sort of calmed my nerves about him and I was happy to see him find someone new and have a good life. I rate this novella 4/5 stars:)

4. The Favorite
Now this was my favorite novella of all! While reading The Selection Series, Marless was one of my favorite characters and I always wanted to know more about her and Carter's relationship! The love that Marlee and Carter have is so perfect and i loved it! I liked eeing the canning through their POV and overall this was just a great novella that sparked my interest! I rate this novella 5/5 stars!

5. Scenes from Celeste
I grew to like Celeste during the duration of the three novels of The Selection. (But then that incident happened...sigh) The scenes from her POV allowed me to see things from her troubled self and I now know that she was a troubled character and mislead character. I rate this novella a 3.5/5 just because nothing from this novella really jumped out to me nor was it super interesting. But it was still a nice read:) 

6. The Maid
This story has the sotry of Lucy and Aspen and how Aspen moved on from America to find his true love. I was happy to Aspen move on because he was a good person and I really liked Lucy's character as well! They were really good for each other and I am really happy they  found each other! I'm talking about them as if they are real people but oh, whatever, haha. I rate this story a 4/5 stars! 

7. After The One
Cuteness Overload! I loved seeing Maxon and America happy together! They were so meant for each other and I was so happy for them! I liked seeing all the characters come together and celebrate! It was really bittersweet and when I read this novella it finally settled in that this series was over and I had to let go:( I've read the Heir and the Crown but I felt like this novella was a better ending to the series than The Crown. I rate this novella a 5/5 stars! 

8. Where are They Now? 
This novellla(?) was just a short summary of what some of the other contenders of The Selection who didn't get chosen were doing with their life! I honestly didn't remember any of them because I read this series a little over two years ago but it was still interesting to read. I rate this novella a 3/5 stars. 

Well that's it! This was a satisfying conclusion to The Selection series and I will cherish these stories for a long time:) Have you guys read this series? Tell me what you think about it!

The Raven Boys by Maggie Stievater Review

The Raven Boys by Maggie Stievater is a great fantasy blended with mystery novel! If you want to check out what this book is about, click here: Raven Boys Amazon

I'm really bad at summaries so I just linked it to amazon, haha:) 

This book was a fantastic read and it took me in to the world of the raven boys in an instant! I wasn't a huge fan of Maggie's previous series, Shiver. I didn't like it to the point where I didn't even finish it! But I was very surprised with this book! I can really see Stievater's improvement as an author. 

The story itself was very unique and the each and everyone of the characters had their own unique personalities to them which I thoroughly enjoyed! The character dynamics of the story was great and of course, I loved the wit and the charm that the characters had!  Overall, I rate this book a 4.5/5 stars! You guys should definitely pick this book up because this book is definitely worth the hype! 


The characters of this book was pretty fantastic. I loved reading about Blue and her psychic mom and her mom's friends. The "Blue kisses true love then he dies" prophecy really intrigued me and it was really interesting to see Blue's internal struggle because of this fact. 

I Loved all of the Raven Boys! I feel as if I know a lot about Gansey and Adam, but I didn't get to see much of Ronan (Apparently he plays a big role in the second book so I'm excited!) and Noah! I was so surprised to find out that he was a ghost and my heart hurt so much for him as the story progressed and we got to see how he was murdered:(

The ships for this book are really funky for me in this book! I feel like Blue WANTS to like Adam, but she secretly likes Gansey. Gansey definitely has feelings for her but nothing happened yet...I still want Blue to end up with Gansey though and I'm like almost positive she will just by the sense of it...But who knows? Haha. 

I liked Maura in the beginning but I don't know what to think about her anymore. Persephone is definitely my favorite out of the psychics and at this point, I have no idea what to think about Neeve! I really don't know if she is good or bad yet. 

The whole concept with the ley lines was super cool and the whole history with the welsh kings was very interesting to read about as well! I'm really excited to see the power the ley lines have and the truth about Glendower!  

This book definitely lives up to the hype that it has surrounding it! I was a bit skeptic going in to this book just because I didn't like Maggie's writing style in Shiver but this book just totally blew my expectations out of the water! I am so excited to continue with this series and to see where it goes! I highly recommend this book!

Rules of Attraction by Simone Elkeles Review

Rules of Attraction is the second book in the Perfect Chemistry series by Simone Elkeles. This book takes place after the events of the first book, Perfect Chemistry but it focuses on a new set of characters, or more so, the second Fuentes brother. 
Carlos is the typical bad boy in this book and he basically doesn't want to follow in his brother's footsteps. 
His troubled behavior leads to him moving and staying with a professor's family while he goes to a care group. There, he meets Kiara and well, romance and other complications spring up...

Okay, this is the most cliche, obvious typical bad boy meets good girl and changes kind of story but guess what? I STILL FREAKING LOVED IT. Sometimes you just want to go back to the classics and read the typical romance books and well this one just did it for me! I rate this book a solid 4 out of five stars. 

This review will also be spoiler free so no worries:) 

What I Liked: 
I really like reading books that are set in high school so that was a bonus for me when reading this book. Also, I really liked the witty comebacks that Carlos and Kiara had! It made the book very interesting and fun to read! And as always, Simone incorporated a lot of Mexican culture in this book and I thoroughly enjoyed that as well. The character dynamic was nice as well and I thoroughly enjoyed the appearance of side characters such as Tuck as well. And...No Love Triangle!!! Those just bug me out...

I also liked seeing the characters from Perfect Chemistry! And the writing style of this book was pretty much flawless:)

What I didn't like: 
Again, this book is sort of a cliche and I don't have a big problem with that, but there was a twist at the end of this book and that was also cliche which kind of bugged me. The story line being cliche and obvious is something I can deal with but the plot twist is what makes every book different and unique and this book just didn't have that which was disappointing because I really could've given it a five stars if it had that.

Also character development...? Okay, yes Carlos's character did improve a lot throughout the course of the book but it's always good to see more than one side of the couple changing for the better. Kiara seemed like a great girl and she is but she did have some problems she had to overcome as well and that just didn't show so much in the book. It seemed as if Simone just threw her problems in the beginning of the book but decided, "Hey...I don't know how to fix her problems so I'm just gonna...ignore it..." 

Overall, I really enjoyed this read! If you're looking for a fun and easy contemporary to read, then you should definitely pick this up! I know summer is like the "official" time to read contemporaries but I always read these kinds of novels in the winter and I don't know why, haha. Anyway, I hope you guys liked this review! 

What I've been doing...and I'm Back!

Hey all! I know it's been a while since I've written here. It's been a 3 FREAKING months since I've written here actually.

The reason for my absence was the one and only reason...school. High school is definitely challenging and it was very hard to balance my reading and my studying out. I felt as if I had to give one up to be good at the other and of course I sort of gave up on blogging for a while.

My extracurricular activities such as cross country, track and speech and debate have also been taking a crap ton of my time and I'm going to be honest, I haven't been reading a lot.

But now since I'm further in to the school year I feel like I am ready to balance my life out again. Reading has always been a passion of mine and I am always going to love it. It's a part of me and blogging is a part that comes with it for me because I love sharing my opinions and ideas of books with you guys. This platform of blogging has allowed me to know about new books and interact with other readers and that's why I love this so freaking much.

I am currently reading two books: One for school and one for enjoyment. For school  I'm reading Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte which I am surprisingly quite enjoying. For enjoyment I decided to start The Raven Boys by Maggie Stievater! This book has been on my to read list for a few years now and I was hesitant to pick it up just because I didn't enjoy Maggie's shiver series. But I've heard so many fantastic reviews on this book so I am excited to pick it up!

So yes, this is my life. I'm sorry for not posting reviews for three months. I'm going to try to post every few days or at least once a week from now on:) Also if you are a highschooler that does cross country or speech and debate let me know down in the comments! I'd love to chat about it just because I know how hard these things are!

So this is pretty much it! Thanks guys for sticking with me even after my absence and I'll get to you guys soon with a review:)

Perfect Chemistry by Simone Elkeles

Perfect Chemistry is a YA romance novel that follows two totally different people, breaking the stereotypes and falling in love! This book is set in high school and is full of wit and humor and I just loved it! Oh, and did I mention, ALEX FUENTES! Like, seriously, SWOON. I need an Alex in my life...

Anyway, this book blew me away! I loved every single page of this book and this book is a book based on romance but it travels further in to depth of real life problems that people might be having and I think that is a great aspect of this story! I give this book a 5/5 stars! I wasn't disappointed one bit from the first page to the very last!


Okay, I'll admit it, I'm a sucker for high school romance and high school bad boys. I mean, come on, who isn't? So as soon as I got introduced to the setting of this book, Brittany and Alex, I knew this book was going to be a keeper.

I loved how at there were so many stereotypes in this book because stereotypes is a big issue in society these days. I loved how in the beginning of the book. Brittany and Alex was at the point of hating each other. Alex though Brittany was a spoiled white rich girl who could get anything she wants. Brittany thought that Alex was a gangster with no meaning in his life.

But that's only what it seems like on the outside. As the story progresses, Alex and Brittany's built up walls shatter down bit by bit and the process was beautiful. Both of them were afraid to be vulnerable to the world but as they let their guard down with each other, their connection was once again, beautiful and amazing.

Okay, so I knew from the very beginning that Alex's bet was going to retaliate and hurt Brittany later on. I FREAKING SAW IT COMING! I liked seeing how Alex was conflicted about his feelings toward Brittany because later on it became more than just a bet for him.

I loved seeing how as Brittany and Alex date each other they get to see a little bit of each other's culture. Like when Brittany went to the Mexican wedding and when Alex and Brittany went to a fancy art gala. I did get Alex was upset when they went to the gala just because he was uncomfortable and this stupid artist called him a busboy just because he was Mexican.

I really didn't expect Hector to be the one that killed Alex's father! I never liked Hector and I sensed that Hector was suspicious of something but just not this! I was also really sad when Paco died! He was such a funny side character and a great friend to Alex. I really felt the feels when he died!

After Alex get shot, Alex tells Brittany the whole bet situation to make her leave him. It works and my heart just broke up in to pieces. I get why he did it but just stay together dammit! But later he gets beat up and marked by fire or something painful like that when he tries to leave The Latino Blood for Brittany. That scene was very heartbreaking for me to read but then again proved how much he loved Brit.

I also love how Brittany cares so much for her sister Shelly! Also, Shelly and Alex's interactions are so cute, like seriously!


So those are the majority of my thoughts! What did you think of this book? I will definitely be continuing this series!

Paper Princess by Erin Watt Review

  I picked up this book because I was in a romance book mood and this seemed like a fun storyline to begin with. Poor girl finds out that she is rich, starts living in a mansion with five hot boys, goes to a private school and falls in love and all that drama. When I just looked at the storyline, I didn't expect anything other than a fun little story but the reviews for this book were so good that my expectations were pretty high.

Unfortunately, those expectations were not met.

I get that this is a NA romance book and that there will be some graphic scenes in them but there is a difference between that and just plain trashy.

I rate this book a 2.5/5 stars. I personally didn't enjoy it as much as I thought I would. The storyline was so cliché and I pretty much didn't like any of the characters. But if you enjoyed it, great! I was unfortunately just not able to enjoy it as much.


Okay, so to be honest, there was no scene that I particularly enjoyed. The scenes that stuck with me the most were the ones that I really didn't like.

I get that the main character, Ella, was working at the club as a stripper to help her mom pay her medical bills but I hated how when Ella went to live with the Royals, everybody just started calling her "whore" or "slut." I mean, seriously. Her step brothers kept calling her that and I really didn't like it.

I really didn't like how the brothers kept asking Ella is she slept with their father so that she could live in their house. I felt like this world that Erin Watt has created was just full or rape, drugs and sex.

I also felt that Reed and Ella's relationship was very unnatural. I mean Reed is so hot and cold and one chapter he hates her and all of a sudden, he has feelings for her? Their relationship made me want to puke honestly. Reed mistreated her hundreds of times and each damn time Ella is like "OMG he turns me on" I MEAN COME ON GIRL? SERIOUSLY. GET YOUR HEAD TOGETHER.

I would have liked to see more of Ella's school life. How were Ella's classes? How did she go through them? The story told us that Ella and Easton had chemistry class together and there was absolutely no story behind that! Especially after all the characters made such a big deal about it!

Broke. Do I even have to talk about her? Just, ugh.

Everybody has said that the cliffhanger in this book is mind blowing. Well, not for me. Reed is seen sleeping with Brooke. For me, it was just like, Okay....? It did catch me off guard a bit, I'll admit that but am I interested enough to continue this story? No.

These were my thoughts on the book Paper Hearts. Absolutely no offense to those who enjoyed the book! I'm glad you enjoyed it. Everybody has different tastes right? Will I be continuing this series? Probably not though.

What are your thoughts on the book? Once again, Thank you guys for reading my review!

Happy Last day of Summer! Well, at least for me:)

It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover Review

This book. THIS BOOK. If you didn't know already, I am a huge fan of Colleen Hoover. Her books literally never fail to impress me. It Ends With Us is by far the heaviest book that Colleen has ever written. No, I do not mean page wise but I mean topic wise. This wasn't a romance book to giggle over. It was a book that made me think about my moral in life and made me think, "What would I do if I were in that position?"

I have so many things I want to say about this book but it seems I cannot say much without spoiling this book which I absolutely do not want to do! I give this book a solid 4.5/5 stars. I loved this book so much and this is one of those books that stick with you forever! GO READ IT! But keep in mind that this book is NA and it deals with heavy topics.


I feel that this book has changed me as a person and it changed me with just a few words. These were the quotes that stood out to me the most in the book:

"There is no such thing as bad people. We're all just people who sometimes do bad things"

"...And people like my father are the problem. Instead of helping others, people use the worse case scenarios to excuse their own selfishness and greed"

"Maybe love isn't something that comes full circle. It just ebbs and flows, in and out, just like the people in our lives."

THESE THREE QUOTES. They absolutely changed the way I saw and thought about people. This book almost brought me to shame. When we look at criminals, we all say "Oh, he's a bad person. He's a terrible person." So on and so forth. I was one of those people. But the first quote that I mentioned made me think, "What is their story? What drove them do it? If I was in their position, what would I have done?" In no way am I saying what criminals do are right. But, what if they were just misunderstood?

This book shocked me in a lot of ways because I truly didn't know Ryle had a problem with abusive behavior. I honestly felt sympathy for him when he told Lily the story about accidentally killing his brother with a gun when he was six years old but was that a good excuse for him to hurt Lily like that? NO.

I really liked Ryle in the beginning of this book and I honestly didn't feel that much towards Atlas just because I thought he was getting in the way of Ryle and Lily's perfect relationship. But as the story progressed, I warmed up to Atlas and I think by the end of this book, I ended up liking Atlas than I did Ryle.

I honestly praise Colleen's writing in this story. After Ryle's attacks on Lily a couple of times, I was SCARED for Lily. I didn't want her to go near Ryle which is so messed up because by that time they were freaking MARRIED. And when he tried to rape her? HELL NO. NOT ACCEPTABLE.

Okay, so I understood Ryle's reason for being mad at Lily and honestly, Lily should've told him about the magnet, the journal and blah blah blah. But his reaction was not okay and I was so glad when Lily finally stepped up and moved out. But she had to go to Atlas.

At first, I really wasn't sure how I felt about Lily staying at Atlas's place. I mean, it was pretty obvious he had feelings for Lily even though he lied to her about having a girlfriend. And when Lily found out she was pregnant with Ryle's baby? That was just added to the complicated mess.

I really enjoyed seeing Atlas and Lily's past story through her diary. When first introduced to the diary, I was Team Ryle and I didn't know much of Atlas. But by the end of the Journal, I loved Atlas so much! I also loved how Lily wrote to Ellen DeGeneres and how Lily and Atlas had this connection between them.

To be honest, I think it wasn't fair how Atlas kept his feelings for Lily hidden from her but he used all sorts of public ways when Lily and Ryle were married to show Lily that he loved her. it was romantic, but a bit selfish.

I really liked the side characters in this story as well! I freaking loved Allysa! She was such a great friend of Lily and honestly, I think everybody deserves an Allysa every once in a while! Marshall was hilarious and I came along to loving his character as well! I loved how he also protected Lily from Ryle at points.

The abuse that follows in this book is so realistic it was scary. It legit gave me the goosebumps. The process of a woman doubting her instincts when she is abused was so realistically shown in this book. When Lily decided to forgive Ryle the first couple times when he hit her, I was like, "IT DOESN'T MATTER THAT YOU LOVE HIM! IF HE HIT YOU, LEAVE HIM!"

But I thought, well if the person I loved did that to me, how hard would it be to leave? I really felt for Lily and when she finally got the bravery and courage to leave Ryle, I freaking clapped for her. She might not have superpowers, but that just officially proved that she was tough and could handle herself. Later on in the story, when Lily's mother gives Lily the pep talk about abuse, that really hit me hard. Not because I have ever experienced abuse EVER in my life, but just because the more I thought about it, the realization of how true it was hit me.

"Every incident chips away at your limit. Every time you choose to stay, it makes the next time that much harder to leave. Eventually, you lose the sight of your limit altogether, because you start to think, 'I've lasted five years now. What's five more?'"

That is the quote that Lily's mother told Lily about leaving.

I was very pleased with the epilogue and Lily's choice in life. I was surprisingly satisfied with Lily's decision to get a divorce with Ryle. She saw things at the long run and if Ryle truly wanted to be a good man and if he truly loved Lily, he would leave her.

I was also very happy that Atlas and Lily got together! I wasn't an Atlas and Lily shipper in the beginning of this book, but by the end, I was right with them! I loved them together and their Finding Nemo love is adorable!

I usually don't quote books in my reviews but this book just had so many memorable ones that I just had to. This book will be in my heart for a long time! Colleen, you've done it again! This book was amazing by all means and I am eagerly waiting for the next story Colleen has to write!

Thank you guys for reading!!!

Alice in ZombieLand by Gena Showalter Book Review

Alice in Zombieland is about a girl, Alice, who always thought her father was crazy. Her father was always paranoid about leaving the house at night and was always very careful. His reason was: Zombies. But onw day, when a swarm of Zombies attack her family, Alice must learn how to fight the zombies and end them once and for all.

Okay, so I really didn't expect that much from this book. I mean, I was just guessing that it would be a fun, easy read that I would enjoy but not immensely. Well, BOY WAS I WRONG!

I really loved this book! I loved the plotline, story, the characters and Gena Showalter's writing style! I loved that even though Alice has been through so much, she isn't a whiny character that relies on the male character for help. She learns how to fight the zombies and is total kick ass by the end of this book! The relationships were great and the even though the synopsis of the book is very dark, Gena mixed in great humor in her writing that brightened up the story!

I give this book a solid 4.5/5 stars! There were no boring parts in the book and I will definitely be continuing this series! If you love zombies like I do, you should definitely pick this one up! Even if you don't, read it for the storyline! Trust me, this one is a keeper.


1. SO...FAMILY DIES AND WE FIND OUT ABOUT THE ZOMBIES. Okay, so to be honest, in the beginning of the book when Alice's father was all paranoid and nobody believed him, it was kind of obvious that he was speaking the truth. I mean, come on, look at the title! I KNEW something bad was going to happen when the family went to Emma's recital on Alice's birthday!

2.COLE, KAT AND THE GANG. I think my favorite character in the book was Kat. She was full of spunk and wit and was such a great friend to Alice! When I found out about her illness, I felt SO FREAKING SAD! She is such a great sidekick and I absolutely shipped her with Frosty the whole time! In the beginning of the book, I really didn't like Frosty that much. But as the story progressed and as I learned more about him and his reasons, I grew to love him! Now, Cole. I liked him. Did I love him? Not really.

Love relationship wise, I think the romance between Alice and Cole sped up a bit too fast. Yes, they felt mutual attraction in the beginning but I just thought that they liked each other way too much starting from the beginning. There was no slow burn romance that I liked to see in books. I guess because they saw visions through each other, they kind of knew what was going to happen between hem and that kind of allowed their relationship to progress faster. I have so many questions about the visions? HOW DO THEY WORK?

3. ZOMBIE SLAYING RULES. So, apparently in this book, you can't just outright kill zombies! There were so many rules on how to kill zombies, leaving boy forms in to spirits and all that stuff! I had to say it was kind of confusing a tad bit in the beginning but after a few chapters I totally got the hang of it and thought it was really cool!

4. EMMA AND ZOMBIE DAD? To be honest, I liked Emma but I didn't really feel that much about her death just because I didn't know her that well. But, now, she is a freaking GHOST! Or angel. Or whatever. I know Gena was trying to keep the suspense up and everything, but if ghost Emma told Alice that their dad turned in to zombie earlier, she could have prevented so much crap from happening! Oh, and Alice's dad being a zombie. I honestly saw it coming ever since Cole suggested it to Alice.

5.THE JOURNAL AND DR.WRIGHT. Oh, the mystery! Who wrote the journal? How can Alice crack the code and read the journal when nobody else can? I also totally didn't see Dr.Wright betraying the team like that! Even though she was cranky and strict, I really trusted her so her betrayal hit me harder than the fact that Alice's father was a zombie.

So, these are my initial thoughts of Alice in Zombie Land! What are your thoughts of the book? I highly enjoyed it and I will definitely be continuing this series soon! Thank you guys for reading my review!!!