Lord of Shadows by Cassandra Clare Review

OMG IT'S FINALLY HERE!!! After waiting for a year and two months for this book it is finally here and it cannot be more glorious!!!

This book picks up about a week after the events of Lady Midnight and let me just say that this book was just as mind blowing, plot twisting and heartbreaking as the first book, Lady Midnight. Usually i trilogies, the second book is sort of a let down but of course, with the queen Cassandra Clare that is never the case because this book is utterly mind blowing. 

The writing was beautiful and flawless as always and there were so many plot twists in this book I was at the edge of my seat the whole time! There is immense character growth in this book and things are so much more complicated than ever!!!

The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee ARC Review

The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue follows a tale of two friends on their grand tour of the 18th century Europe who stumbles upon a magical artifact that leads them from Paris to Venice in a dangerous manhunt and war with pirates.

This book is fun, quirky with an LGBTQ romance and I highly enjoyed this book!!!

I was expecting a lot from this book and I was really surprised by how historically accurate it was!!! The main protagonist Monty was definitely wild and hilarious at times and he goes through tremendous character development in this book and I really liked seeing that by the end of this book!

Always and Forever, Lara Jean by Jenny Han Spoiler Free Review

Always and Forever, Lara Jean is the third and final installment of the n=now trilogy (?) To all the boys I've loved before!!! So this series was supposed to be a duology but Jenny Han decided that she wanted to write another book about Lara jean so here we are! This book was unexpected but I was still thoroughly excited since I loved the last two books. 

And now that I've read it..I find myself surprisingly underwhelmed. 

See, contemporary books are contemporary books for a reason. When an author decides to add more to a contemporary world, it usually doesn't go well because there aren't enough elements in the setting of the book for the author to expand. That was pretty much the situation with this book.

A COURT OF WINGS AND RUIN by Sarah J. Maas Review!

OMG. The time has finally come. I think I can say that A Court of Wings and Ruin was one of the most anticipated books of 2017 in our book community. Like ever since it came out, everyone has been raving about it...like EVERYONE.

And it freaking deserves it!!!

I have waited for this for about a year now and omg it was so worth the wait. Sarah J. Maas always finds ways to surprise me with her writing, and her phenomenal stories and plot twists! (Yes there are plot twists in this book but then again what Sarah J. Maas book doesn't.)

Sandhya Menon: Author of When Dimple Met Rishi Interview

Hi guys! So I recently read and reviewed the ARC of WHEN DIMPLE MET RISHI by Sandhya Menon and I absolutely fell in love with this cute contemporary! If you would like to read my spoiler free review on it, click here: Review

Make sure to check the book out when it comes out on May 30th!

I got to interview the lovely author, Sandhya about her upcoming release! I hope you enjoy it:)


Hi Guys! So, I got to participate in Scott Westerfeld's and Alex Puvilland's new graphic novel, SPILL ZONE! And even better, I'll be starting off the tour this week!💥💥

So, for those of you guys who don't know what Spill Zone is about:

Three years ago an event destroyed the small city of Poughkeepsie, forever changing reality within its borders. Uncanny manifestations and lethal dangers now await anyone who enters the Spill Zone.

The Spill claimed Addison’s parents and scarred her little sister, Lexa, who hasn’t spoken since. Addison provides for her sister by photographing the Zone's twisted attractions on illicit midnight rides. Art collectors pay top dollar for these bizarre images, but getting close enough for the perfect shot can mean death—or worse.
When an eccentric collector makes a million-dollar offer, Addison breaks her own hard-learned rules of survival and ventures farther than she has ever dared. Within the Spill Zone, Hell awaits—and it seems to be calling Addison's name.
                                                            Sounds Pretty Cool Right?

    I REALLY Enjoyed this book. This book was extremely fast paced, and action packed and I'm not a huge graphic novel fan myself-however, I found myself flying through the pages with this one! The dialogue is amazingly witty and quirky while delivering a rather dark adventure. Scott Westerfeld managed to weave a world full of adventure and heart and I found myself enjoying this book from the start to the finish.

        This book is SUPER COOL and I would definitely recommend it to anyone who is looking for a fast paced, fun and action filled read! This book is coming out TOMORROW, May 2nd!!! If you would like to buy/ Pre-order the book I will leave the link to that right here:

                                                              Barnes and Noble

ALSO! As a part of this book tour, I got an exclusive photo from the authors that I got to share with you all!

So that was my blog tour post/ review for the SPILL ZONE TOUR!!! I highly recommend this one and I hope you enjoy it as much as I did! Make sure to check it out tomorrow, May 2nd when it releases and feel free to use the links above:)

Thank you guys for reading💕



When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon ARC Review

Yesterday when I attended Yallwest, I got to snatch an ARC of When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon and yes...

I read this in one day!!!

When Dimple met Rishi is a cute and heartwarming contemporary about Dimple, an Indian girl who has her life all planned out which does not include searching for the perfect ideal Indian husband-which is what her parents wants.   

Rishi on the other hand is extremely traditional and when his parents tell him that Dimple-the girl that his parent's matched for him will be attending the same summer program, he immediately plans to woo her but things go haywire when they find out that they are both running on different agendas...

I had high expectations for this book just because of the many things I have heard about it and OMG this book deserves the hype that it gets and more! 

This was by far, one of the most cute, heartwarming and funny contemporaries that I have read in a long time! It is so hard to find romance contemporaries with not just unique characters but unique cultures and this book had both!

Also, Dimple and Rishi are my new OTP. I swear they are just so freaking cute. I honestly couldn't put this book out. This book was fast paced without making everything feel like it was rushed. The ending was satisfying and perfect. The writing was beautiful and funny and bittersweet.

The hour wait under the hot sun I had yesterday for this book at yallwest was completely worth it! I am so glad I stumbled upon this one! 

All in all, I rate this book a 5/5 stars and I wish I could give it more if I can! This is a must go to contemporary! Watch out for this book which releases on May 30th!!!

Thanks for reading my review!

YALLWEST Experience!!!


This year I finally got to attend one of the biggest, well known book conventions, YALLWEST!!!

And as expected, it was pretty amazing! I got to meet authors, get free stuff and fangirl with other book nerds...what isn't there to love? I just wanted to share how Yallwest went and show you guys the books I've got!

Fierce Friday:

Fierce Friday was a super fun preview event where you can meet authors, get your books signed and etc. to get your weekend started off right! At this event I got to meet one of my favorite authors of all time, Veronica Roth and a contemporary author I have been loving lately-Nicola Yoon! They were super nice and it was so great finally getting to meet them!!!

Also, there were a lot of games like book trivia...which I won and got books because it's book trivia and I know my books😎


People were super cray this year and started lining up around early as 4:30 in the morning! I went around eight in the morning hence the event starting at nine and the line was looongg.

So I had a schedule planned out and everything but like...things didn't quite go as expected😰 So my friend and I just ended up doing anything that sort of came in to view.

Which turned out SUPER well, because omg there is free stuff EVERYWHERE! From movie posters, book posters to book swag and ARCS, literally you could turn around and go to a random booth and come out with a ton of stuff! I ended up snagging nine free books in total!

Books I got:

ARC of Things I Should Have Known by Claire LazeBnix

ARC of Genuine Fraud by e. lockhart

ARC of The Sandcastle Empire by Kayla Olson

Love and Gelato by Jenna Evans Welch

ARC of This Mortal Coil by Emily Suvada

Still Life with Tornado by A.S King

ARC of Generation One by Pittacus Lore

ARC of When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon

ARC of The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzie Lee

I desperately wanted to attend Leigh Bardugo's ARC signing for Warbringer but the tickets were sold out literally thirty minutes in to the event so I was unable to go:( I'm still internally crying about it😖

But other than that I truly had an amzing time! Yallwest definitely deserved all the hype it gets and I cannot wait for Yallwest 2018! 

Alex and Eliza by Melissa De La Cruz


Alex and Eliza is a Hamilton retelling and while I am actually not a fan of Hamilton-(Not a hater, just didn't get in to it!) The hype for this book was real and I wanted to join in on the buzz!

And I was pleasantly surprised!

I was a pretty harsh critic towards Melissa De La Cruz's other recent novel, Something in Between, and therefore I didn't expect that much from this one but I was pleasantly surprised!

This book takes place in the 1800's and follows-of course, the Schuyler sisters and Alex. Eliza is portrayed as a witty female with a sharp tongue and keen mind. Alex is portrayed as a penniless but brilliant colonel who is a flirt-as he was in history as well.

This book was cute, romantic and overall a really pleasant read! This book actually made me a fan of Hamilton and its music! I was thoroughly surprised because the book was very accurate with its characters and settings. It made the story much more accurate and that was another contributing factor to this novel. 

I really loved the dialogue between Eliza and Alex! It was delightfully enjoyable and witty I found myself laughing constantly at their banter.

Have I read better romance contemporaries? YES. Have I read better historical fiction books than this one? YES. However, I have never read a historical fiction novel as jolly as this one. Most of them are so serious there is almost no room for joyfulness-but this was quite the opposite. Although Melissa de La Cruz's writing is by far one of my favorites, I feel that this book will stay with me for a long time!!!

Overall, I rate this book a good 4/5 stars! I would definitely say to give this a go even if you're not a big fan of Melissa De La Cruz or Hamilton-trust me, you'll become a fan after this book! This book actually made me a fan of Melissa's writing and I'm definitely looking forward to her future work. 

Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor Review

YAYAY!!! I FINALLY finished my first Laini Taylor book! I have heard so many good things about this author and I had her book Daughter of Smoke and Bone but I never read it...

BUT! I knew I wanted to read this book because of the hype surrounding it and it was very well deserved! 

This book is MAGICAL! The world building is incredible and the imagery in this book is fantastic and so vivid I could see everything as if I were seeing it with my own eyes. 

It did take me a while to get used to Laini Taylor's lyrical way of writing but in about thirty pages or so I got used to it and I really enjoyed it a lot! I think what makes this book so great is the fact that it is both plot driven and character driven which is't common in YA fiction. 

That is pretty much all I can say without spoiling anything! I rate this book a 4.5/5 stars. I cannot wait for the next installment in this series because let me tell you, The CLIFFHANGER!!! If you haven't read this book yet, drop everything and check it out because you are missing out!


1. The Characters:

This book was FULL of interesting characters! I loved Lazlo and love for books and discovery! Sarai was great and I loved her personality as well. So many characters that weren't even main characters had their own unique personalities and that really shone in to this book. I loved every single character and found all of them interesting. 

2. Eril Fane and Azareen

Their story hit me the hardest. The heartbreak and the obstacles they've been through really made mt heart ache. I ship them hard so much and I seriously want them to get through their struggles and be with each other. 

3. Lazlo and Sarai

I LOVED their relationship so much! The dreams that Lazlo had was so cute and I loved every single page of it! I'm definitely curious ass to where they're relation is going to go in the next bok and I'm super worried because Minya has power over Sarai now-which I am SUPER PISSED about but anyway, if they do not end up together I am going to kill someone so yeah...


I totally didn't see this coming! Lazlo is Godspawn??? WHAT?!?! This is one of the few times where I didn't know this was coming and now he's Minya's brother and now things are so complicated but more interesting than ever! There were so many bombs (literally) and plot twists at the end I couldn't stop gasping. 

So yeah. That was my ranting. You know a book is really good when I write long reviews and start ranting. So Go read this book! You won't regret it!

The End of Oz by Danielle Paige Spoiler Free Review

FINALLY! It's not every day I can say that I stayed loyal to a series! I usually end up not finishing a series unless I really really like it! This series holds a lot of memories for me because I read the first book, Dorothy Must Die when it first came out back in 2014. I never imagined that I would be finishing this series but here I am:)

So, as I stated, reading this book was super bittersweet. This book was definitely not perfect and was definitely not the best book in the series by far but I still really enjoyed it!

Even though I read the last book, the Yellow Brick War more than a year ago, the first chapter really took me back in to this world. I really appreciated the short recaps the author put in the book as a refresher! It really helped me jump straight back in to the story!

I loved the sarcastic humor in this book portrayed by our protagonist Amy! I loved her character growth in this book and I could see her grow as a person which was great! I really liked the relationship between Nox and Amy was well:)

My favorite aspect of this book was .....Dorothy got her own POV Chapters! They were all super funny and hilarious and despite everything she has done, I still felt for her. We definitely got more of a glimpse in to her life and how she became who she was and that was really cool to see. 

I am going to say that while the ending resolution of this book was pretty fun and had a nice twist, it could've ended a lot better and it definitely could've been at least a hundred pages more longer. I honestly felt that the ending was being really rushed somehow.

Overall, I rate this book a 3.5/5 stars! I definitely recommend you give this series a go if you haven't yet! While the last book isn't the best-not that it's bad, it's still good-the series is super fun and fast paced so it definitely has something for everybody!

Thanks for reading!

Everything Everything by Nicola Yoon Review


This book is about a teenage girl, Madeline, who has SCID-basically meaning that she is allergic to the world. So she never left her house for 18 years. She lived the same life in her house over and over again until the new kid-Olly moves in next door and helps her realize that being alive isn't the same as living. 

This book is so hyped all over the place in the book community and me really enjoying Nicola Yoon's other book, The Sun is Also a star (Which I also have a review for, check reviews page) I had high hopes for this one. 

What I am always amazed by Nicola Yoon's books is that all of them follow the cliche story line but somehow the story turns out to be breathtaking and so original. The unique writing and just everything combined makes everything beautiful. 

This book was super sweet with beautiful writing and great characters. I connected with both Madeline and Olly which was great and I found my heart ache for both of them. 

I rate this book a 4.5/5 stars! A super cute and enjoyable read and I would recommend this to anybody looking for a contemporary book to read! I cannot wait for the movie adaptation coming out this May!!!

And now for the SPOILERS:

1. So my biggest ramble is about the ENDING. 

Omg. The reason as to why Maddy's mom locked her up in her house for all of her life was so FREAKIN STUPID. I mean, yeah I get that she was scared of losing Maddy because her husband and her son got killed in a car accident and that sucks


While reading this part of the book I honestly felt that this was just straight up child abuse. You don't do that to someone and it isn't okay and I absolutely do not find it excusable. I was happy that Maddy didn't really forgive her mom for what she did because if I was in her shoes, I would never forgive her. My heart really broke for Maddy when she found out because she basically found out that her life was a lie and she wasted 18 years of it sitting in her room, not able to have the experiences a normal child would have. 

But moving past that depressing stuff...

Just other quick thoughts-
-That trip to Hawaii was so freaking cute! I would've definitely liked to see more because I felt that Maddy was kind of adjusting to her environment way too quickly. It would've been nicer to see her struggles as she adapted to the environment. 

The drawings were on point and cute.

The texts, IMs and the emails were cute. 

Conclusion: Everything was cute

So that was my review! I really really enjoyed this book and I cannot wait for the movie to come out in a few months!!! 

Thanks for reading!

After the Game by Abbi Glines ARC Review

After the Game by Abbi Glines follows a girl, Riley Young, who was raped and accused of faking it. She fled Alabama but came back for her family and now her new born daughter. 

When town golden boy Brady Higgins finds Riley and her daughter walking in the rain, he pulls over and gives them a ride-not because he cares for Riley, but because of the kid.

But after that simple car ride, he begins to question everything he thought he knew. Could Brady believe Riley and risk losing everything?

So since this is an ARC review, I can't say much but I will say that this book had...problems. 

I see a major trend in Abbi Glines' books and basically the trend is that there are these super nice weak girls with super soft heart and super modest and THEN

there are those super hot guys with this tough bad boy exterior but has a soft inside and a really sad backstory that makes the girl fall even harder for them...

Ummm...apparently this is a popular trope? I read four abbi glines books and every single one of them followed this line of characters and sure, these types are books are fun sometimes but after a while they just start getting boring. 

No different with this one.

This book is honestly a joke because there is no character development, no unique writing, story and to make things even worse, they basically fall in love at first sight. This book was so sugar coated and rushed and cheesy. Like honestly...ugh. 

Plus the main character, Riley, gets raped. (This isn't a spoiler it literally states this on the back of the book) but this book didn't really discuss how she over came that and that was also a huge issue for me because one does not just come out of rape and be perfectly fine. Yeah this book did touch on the fact on how hard her life has been but the writing portrayed here is nothing remotely similar to what actual rape would feel like and to me that was a real downer. 

Sure the main guy character was swoony and all but that wasn't enough to sway me away from the terrible characters, plot and ending. I rate this book a 2.5 stars out of 5. I honestly just picked this up because I was kind of in a reading slump and I just needed something quick to read. I would only recommend this to you if you need a super quick and meaningless read. I might not even recommend this to you then. 

Well, that was my review! I don't do negative reviews that often so this was new;)

Thanks for reading!

Author Interview: Gena Showalter, author of Firstlife

Hi guys! I got to interview the lovely Gena Showalter, author of The Alice in Zombie land series and the First Life series! I really liked Alice in Zombie land so make sure to check it out if you haven't done so yet! Check my reviews page for my review!

Also, make sure to check out her sequel to First life, Life Blood which just came out last month!


1.     What inspired you to write Firstlife? 
GS:  I love scripture, and there are numerous scriptures about kingdoms not of this earth, kingdom vs. kingdom, a war between spiritual forces-and the power of choice, life and death, blessing and cursing, light and dark, good and evil.  Those themes combined and the idea to write a series where life as we know it is just a dress rehearsal and real life actually begins after death—where two opposite realms are in power—was born.  Of course, I had to add a forbidden romance to the mix!

 2.     What character can you relate to more? Ten (Firstlife) or Alice (From Alice in Zombieland)? 
GS:  I love both girls, but I think I relate more to Ten.  Her obsession with numbers reminds me a little of my obsession with finishing a book once I start.  I’m driven to finish.  I think about the characters and the plot waking and sleeping until the rough draft is done.

3.     If you were to sort your top 4 characters from your books in to Hogwarts houses, what house would they be in and why? 

GS:  Here is where I duck down and make a confession…are you ready…oh, my gosh, I can’t believe I’m admitting this but…I’ve never read the Harry Potter books! 

4.     What YA book would you recommend to anybody? 

GS:  I’m a huge Kresley Cole fan, and her Arcana Chronicles are some of my absolute favorite books.  Exciting, thrilling, sexy—I can’t get enough!

5.     Say you were to choose a book boyfriend from one of your own books! Who would he be and why? 

GS:  I have such a cougar crush on Killian Flynn.  Is he a hero, or is he a villain?  He’s irreverent and sexy, and he melts for only one girl. I want to be that girl!

6.     What other works can we expect from you in the future?

GS:  I’ve got a new Lords of the Underworld novel coming in June (The Darkest Promise, featuring an iron-willed king and the somber demon-possessed beauty who melts him with a glance) and later in the year two contemporary romances in my Original Heartbreakers series, Can’t Hardly Breathe and Can’t Let Go.  Tortured alpha heroes and the women who bring them to their knees!

 7. What advice would you give to aspiring writers? 

GS:  Write for an audience of one.  You can’t please everyone.  What one person loves, another will hate, and what one hates another will love.  Write what you love, and your passion for it will shine through.

And that was my interview! Thank you so much Gena for letting me interview you! Guys if you haven't checked out her books then please do so because they are fantastic!

Author Interview: Robin Roe, author of A List of Cages

Guys I just got to interview the fabulous author, Robin Roe! She is the author of the fantastic novel, A List of Cages. This is a book that deals with violence and abuse but it also deals with very heart warming topics such as love and friendship. I read this book and I absolutely ADORED every single page of it!

I have a review for it up on my review page so if you want to know more about it, then please check that post:)

So without further a due, here is the interview:

1. What inspired the story of A List of Cages?

 I drew from my own life, and from the experiences I’ve had with kids who’ve experienced trauma.

2. How did you get the character ideas of Adam and Julian? 
This will probably sound strange, but it felt like Julian and Adam already existed—as if I was eavesdropping on the thoughts and memories of real people.

3. In this book, Julian's childhood favorite story plays a big part in his life. What is

your favorite childhood story and how has that affected who you are today?
 I had so many picture books as a child, but when I read A Wrinkle in Time, I understood that

you could get something magical across with words alone. That really stuck with me.

4. In this book there are several scenes that deal with serious topics such as abuse.

How did you portray those scenes with writing and was the process difficult? 

For Julian, abuse is such a part of life that he describes it openly, the way he’d describe

anything else. There were times that writing these scenes was difficult, but Julian

doesn’t have the option to look away, so it felt important to stay with him during those

moments. I also felt it was important for the audience. Julian may be alone, but the

reader is a witness.

5. What diverse YA book would you recommend to anybody? 
Every Day by David Levithan.

6. What advice do you give to aspiring writers? 
Write for the joy of writing, and write as if no one will ever read it. The most inhibiting thing in the world is to imagine what others will think of our work as we’re doing it.

7. What other works can we expect from you in the future? 
I’m working on a contemporary YA novel as we speak.

Well that was it! Thank you once again Robin for letting me interview you and guys if you haven't checked this book out yet, then drop everything you're doing and read it now!

Author Interview: S.J Kincaid, author of The Diabolic!

Today I got to interview the wonderful S.J Kincaid! She is the author of The Diabolic- a book known for it's super kick ass action and characters! 

If you don't know what this book is about, Click Here: Amazon

With that, let's get on with the interview! 

1. What inspired the story of the Diabolic? 

The Diabolic was inspired by my love of I, CLAUDIUS, a BBC drama. I really wanted to write a story of a boy born into a murderous royal family who has to feign some weakness to survive them. However, I was tired of writing a boy's pov after Insignia, so that boy became a secondary character.

2. If you can have your own Diabolic, who would it be and why? 

 Oh, I don't think I'd want one. I don't really have any enemies out to destroy me... yet.

3. Which character can you relate to more? Sidonia or Nemesis? 

Ooh, hard to say. I'd say I personally relate most to Tyrus!

4. What is your favorite YA book/series that you would recommend to anyone? 

My favorite YA book right now is the brilliant EXO by Fonda Lee. It is just so intelligent and thoughtful and interesting, and I rave about it everywhere.

5. Can you describe your writing process? How do you start writing a book and how do you organize your thoughts and ideas? 

 I generally have to know quite early how a book is going to end, and I know the major scenes. The beginning involves feeling out what will lie ahead, and then I get a firm idea of the story. I have to sit down to write knowing what I intend to write that day. As for organization... Generally all in my head.

6. Who is your ultimate YA book boyfriend? 

Ooh.... Hard to say! I love the funny guys with a great sense of humor. Failing that, I'd go for a Darkling... Just to see how we get along. I do love a brain.

7. What advice would you like to give to aspiring writers? 

 I would give them the advice to read a lot, write a lot, and grow a thick skin. Many very talented people want to write. The people who succeed are the ones who can endure the ridiculous number of rejections and barriers that will arise to hinder their attempts to get published. Thick skin must be grown.

8. What works can we look forward to from you in the future? 

. I am writing two more Diabolic books! I am very excited about them. I meant it to be a stand-alone, but got this fabulous idea I am infatuated with, so I hope you guys will love it, too.

And that was the interview! Thank you once again S.J Kincaid for agreeing to let me interview you and I hope you guys enjoyed it! Make sure to check out The Diabolic if you haven't yet! 

A List of Cages by Robin Roe Review

A List of Cages is about Julian, a boy who struggles with Autism and Adam who struggles with ADHD. However, they live both very different lives. They eventually form an unlikely friendship and Adam finds himself needing to save the boy he once knew...


This book is definitely one of the most moving, touching and emotional book I've ever read. The story was so beautifully written and I loved both Adam and Julian's POV.

I honestly didn't expect this book to affect me the way it did! The content in this book is so mature and serious because it deals with stuff like abuse and mental illness. This book definitely deals with all that depressing stuff but it also discusses the power of love and friendship. 

I feel like the most empowering factor of this book was how real everything was. The abuse was definitely really hard for me to read and it got me to tears a lot of the time. Especially as a claustrophobic person there were a few scenes in this book that made me literally want to throw up. I definitely do want to warn everyone again. 

BUT, this book as gruesome as it is-this is a book that everyone needs to read. Like this book deserves to be read. I swear to you there is no way that you won't fall in love with this story and the characters. 

If I could erase my memory and read this book again I would. This book holds such a deep message of love and life that it would be sad if someone didn't read this. 

Overall I rate this book a 5/5 stars! Such a great and powerful book and I would definitely recommend this to anybody over the age of fourteen! This book deserves to be read! 

Thank you for reading my review!

The Great Pursuit by Wendy Higgins ARC Review

The Great Pursuit is the sequel to the novel, The Great Hunt! If you guys haven't read The Great Hunt yet-which you totally should btw, it's about a kingdom that is being hunted by a beast. To capture the beast, the King has offered the princess's hand in marriage as a prize to the hunter that kills the beast. 

This book is a less serious version of The Selection and I really liked the first book! I was super excited to read The Great Pursuit and I was so happy when I got an advance copy of it! 

Now since this is an ARC review I really can't say much. BUT, I can say that this book met my expectations! While I didn't like this one as much as I did the first one, I still really enjoyed this book and I felt that this was a really good conclusion to the series! 

The romance in this book is on point and there is a lot more action and battle scenes in this book than the first one which is really awesome to read! 

This series is definitely more character driven than plot driven and we got to see more sides to different characters which was really cool! 

I was bummed out that one of my ships didn't happen tho:( 

Other than that, I don't think I can say anymore about this book! Overall, I rate this book a 4/5 stars! definitely check this book and the first one-The Great Hunt-if you haven't checked it out yet! This duology is definitely the series I would recommend when you're in a book slump or hangover! It's super fun, quick and full of swoony romance! 

Thank you for reading my review!

King's Cage by Victoria Aveyard Review

This will review will contain a spoiler free and a spoiler section:)

King's Cage is the highly anticipated third installment in the Red Queen series! I binge re-read Red Queen AND Glass Sword to give my brain a refresher and I have reviews up for both of them so you can check those out on my reviews page! 

King's Cage definitely did not disappoint me at all! This book lived up to my expectations and I enjoyed this book from the very firs page to the very last! This book also starts up right where it left off which is great and we get to read from multiple points of view which is awesome!

My one big complaint for this book is that this book moves SLOW. I totally get why the author did that but for about 250-300 pages I felt like I was reading basically the same thing over and over again. Close to no action happened in those pages and it was almost all dialogue. However it wasn't boring at all. I just wished things moved a little faster but again I totally get why the author did what she did. This book deals with more politics and soft power than battle (although there are epic battle scenes here and there)

This book is by far my least favorite in the series but I still love it very much! Victoria Aveyard really has a thing for jaw dropping cliff hangers because I seriously need the next book NOW. I rate this book a 4.5/5 stars and if you're a fan of this series, you'll definitely want to pick this up! 


1. Mare and Maven???

Okay so in terms of their relationship I think pretty much everything is like cleared up. My heart actually did break for Maven when I found out about what Elara did to him. It did break my heart that he once loved Cal and Mare but Elara took those emotions away from him. However, that still doesn't justify all the actions that he has done and I was so glad that Mare realized that. 

2. Too Slow...

The beginning 250 pages or so were all of Mare in the Maven's kingdom in the prison. While the dialogue and manipulative actions between Maven and Mare were definitely fun to watch, it kind of gets-Idk like boring and almost like same old same old. Those first 250 pages were not boring at all and I still flew by them but sometimes I found myself having to put the book down because of it. 

3. Um....I like Evangeline now

Wow, this book really made me like Evangeline. I really liked the few chapters I get to read in her POV and OMG was I the only one that screamed out loud when I found out she was gay? Like that was so out of the blue! But I actually like that because it really acts diversity in the book and in her character. I was able to sympathize with her rather tragic life story and I loved her when she helped Mare-even though she claimed it was for her own good. 

4. Character Development

I think the one big thing that I don't like about Mare is her hypocrisy in behavior. She did a lot of things in GS that she claimed she was against but did anyway. For EX: She claimed to give all the new bloods a choice however she forced and kidnapped Cameron in to joining the Scarlet Guard. However, I really liked how Mare realized her wrong doings even though it was for the greater good and apologized for them. While this series is no where near character driven, that character development really made everything better:)

5. And do I have to talk about Cal? 

OMG. I love Cal and Mare together so much. They're both so stubborn but they manage to work together. That scene where they dueled each other for practice tho! It was so epic and bad ass. However I am super afraid as to how their relationship is going to be in the next book because that ending! When something good happens to them they're ripped apart again. I was so mad at Cal for not choosing Mare and choosing the crown over her. But, I could see where he was coming from and I'm just super worried as to how things are going to go in the next book.  

+ Farely and Shade's baby!!! The FEELS!!! I absolutely loved Shade and I kissed him so much in this book. But I was super happy to find that Farley still had motivation to move on and focus on the task at hand instead of moping around. 

Oh and I liked Kilorn a lot better in this book too:) 


The battle scene in the end was epic as could be expected! It was super bad ass and I loved all the new bloods and their powers! Victoria Aveyard always has a talent for writing epic battle scenes and this one definitely did not disappoint! 

So those were my thoughts for King's Cage! Ughhhh Now I have to wait another FREAKING year for the next one. I can't believe next year will be the year where the last book of this series comes out!:(. I love this series so much I never want it to end! 

How did you like King's Cage and what is your favorite book in the series? I have no idea what to read next even though my TBR is like 100 books long, haha. 

Thanks for reading my review!

Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard Review


I just finished Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard and holy crap this book was phenomenal. 

This book is the sequel to Red Queen which I re-read right before I read this one and went in to Glass Sword knowing that I would like Red Queen better because well, often in series the second book always slumps. 

But I was so freaking wrong! 

This book was action packed, fun and exciting and I just loved it! So many new characters were introduced and I loved meeting every one of them! I do get why people don't like this one as much as Red Queen because unlike the first book this one does kind of start off slow. 

I feel like not a lot of stuff really happened in the 80 pages and it started really kicking up like 150 pages in but IT IS SO WORTH IT. The action is so bad ass and OMG just like everything was perfect! 

Overall, I loved reading this book just as much as Red Queen and I rate this a 5/5 stars! I'm jumping straight in to King's Cage and I am so excited! Definitely pick this series up if you haven't yet because it is worth it! 


1. I really liked all the characters that were introduced to us in this book! 
The powers of all the new bloods were so cool and epic and it AHHH! It was great! My favorite is probably Nanny because she is so bad ass. Farley also quick climbed up to my favorites list! I also loved Shade so much and I was so freaking sad when he died! I was legit about to cry:( Oh and Jon creeped the hell out of me like he can see the future and s***. That's creepy AF and at this point idk if he's a good guy or a bad one. 

2. Maven is creepy AF

Okay so I know a lot of people are like #teamMaven but like, guys he's CREEPY. That scene where he left a note with a dead baby was just gross and creepy and the CHILLS! But he is a great villain. I honestly do think that he still loves Mare and def in King's Cage he's going to like declare his twisted love for her or something. 

3. Romance
First off, Cal and Mare is LIFE. I ship them so hard but by the end of the book their relationship is like !!! When Cal accused of Mare still having feelings for Maven I was like BOI? 

Oh and Kilorn...I honestly don't like him that much. I got why he was prejudice against the silvers but Cal saved your scrawny ass. Like Kilorn seriously needed to take a chill pill. I was better with him at the end but I honestly wouldn't be that sad if he was killed off. 

4. That epic battle scene tho

The epic battle scene at Corros just had me at the edge of my seat! It was too much bad assery for one to handle! And that cliffhanger though!!! At least I have the third book in my hands so I don't have to wait! I'm so worried for Mare at this point! The ending was so dramatic! Speaking of dramatic, I found that Mare was a tad bit dramatic of her self importance but like, I could live with it. Nothing too annoying but just a tad bit. 

So, that was my review! I loved this book so much and I cannot wait to jump straight in to the third book! 

Thanks for reading!

Author Interview: Becky Albertalli

I finally got to interview the wonderful, Becky Albertalli! Author of Simon vs the Homosapiens Agenda and the upcoming contemporary novel, The Upside of Unrequited. I read both of her books and they are both fantastic! If you want to read my spoiler free ARC review for The Upside of Unrequited, then click here: Upside of Unrequited Review 

The Upside of Unrequited releases April 11, 2017 so make sure to check it out when it releases! 


1.    What was your source of inspiration for The Upside of Unrequited? How did you relate to the protagonist, Molly? 

It’s always hard for me to pinpoint my source of inspiration for my books, because they tend to be very character driven. However, in this case, so many of Molly’s experiences closely mirror my own experiences as a teen. I was a chubby teen with lots of unrequited crushes, and I was very afraid of rejection.

2.    Who would you want as your best friend? Simon (Simon vs. The Homosapiens agenda) vs. Molly (The Upside of Unrequited). 

That’s a tricky question! Both Simon and Molly are very much like me (in different ways, and at different times of my life). I’d happily be friends with both of them, though.

3. What romance advice would you give to people who are shy and awkward like Molly? 

It can be tricky to give romantic advice, because, like everything, it depends so much on the situation and the people involved. That said, I think I’d want the Mollys of the world to know that they’re not alone. It’s not weird to be a teen who hasn’t kissed or dated anyone (it’s not weird if you HAVE kissed or dated or had sex, either, though!). When I was Molly’s age, I felt like I was the only one who hadn’t been in a relationship, and I’m only now understanding how far that is from the truth.

4.    What is a YA contemporary novel you would recommend to readers? 

For readers who enjoy or are interested in UPSIDE, I’d highly recommend Julie Murphy’s DUMPLIN’, Stephanie Perkins’ ANNA AND THE FRENCH KISS trilogy, Rainbow Rowell’s FANGIRL, all of JC Lillis’ books, and Jenny Han’s TO ALL THE BOYS I’VE LOVED BEFORE series. Also, a few swoony 2017 books you should have on your radar: Sandhya Menon’s WHEN DIMPLE MET RISHI, Ashley Herring Blake’s HOW TO MAKE A WISH, Cecilia Vinesse’s SEVEN DAYS OF YOU, and Laura Silverman’s GIRL OUT OF WATER. 

4.    What is your advice to aspiring authors out there? Do you have any future works coming up that we can look forward to?

My advice to aspiring authors is to take every opportunity to practice your craft. Fanfiction is a great place to play around with your characterization and dialogue skills. When you’re ready, get feedback from other writers, and take that feedback seriously. You don’t have to make every suggested change, but be open to revision and new directions for your work. Listen closely to conversations around diversity and representation in fiction, and take those insights to heart. 


So, that was my interview with Becky! Thank you so much again for agreeing to do this interview:) Make sure to check out Simon vs. the Homosapiens agenda and The Upside of Unrequited coming out April 11, 2017!