Hello, fellow bloggers!
I’m here on this lovely Friday to bring you another double review. I feel like they make a lot of sense for books in a series, especially if I read them in sussession. Plus, I already had this lovely picture of the two of them together, so why not take advantage of that? 😉
As you see from the title and photo, this will be a review of the last two books in the Winner’s trilogy by Marie Rutkoski. I read the first book in this trilogy, The Winner’s Curse, back at the beginning of the year, I think February or March, and I really loved it. I read it from start to finish in one sitting. It was a beautifully written story about two characters who are so stubborn you just want to smack their heads together, but you grow to love and respect them for different reasons. Here is the link to the Goodreads page for first book. I gave it a solid 5/5 stars. Now, on with the reviews!
The Winner’s Crime
“If you won’t be my friend, you’ll regret being my enemy.”
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Hello, blog peeps!
I’m realizing, while looking at my stats for this blog, that I haven’t been posting very regularly on here. Which I feel badly about. I guess I’ve just been so busy with life stuff that I sort of forget how many days go between posts. Time flies when you’re having fun, and sometimes when you’re not. 😉
Anyway, to make up for it, I’m posting two reviews in one! I also thought this might be a bit easier for everyone, since the two books I’m reviewing are the second and third books in a series: The Raven Cycle. I reviewed the first book in this series, The Raven Boys, a couple weeks ago after finishing it in just a couple days. You can read that review here. Since then, I’ve marathoned the next two books, The Dream Thieves and Blue Lily, Lily Blue (click the titles to view their Goodreads pages). And if you know me at all, you know I can fly through a series when I’m enjoying it. My bookish friends have told me that The Raven Cycle is like a black hole that’s sucking me in. And maybe it is. But through all the fangirl feelings, shipping, and browsing the internet for fan-art and tumblr posts, I’ve been enjoying the ride into oblivion.
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Happy Sunday! So, I finally got around to reading a book that has a huge amount of hype around it. A book that has inspired obsession and late-night trips to the bookstore, extensive bookstagram posts and bookish tattoos. A book … Continue reading Review: The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater
It’s a beautiful sumner day here. The sun is shining, it was a scorching 85 degrees Fahrenheit, and things that are supposed to be green are turning that lovely shade of “I’m dying from dehydration” brown. If you are a summer person, it’s wonderful. If you’re me (which I am), it’s just not what you want. I’ve mentioned before that I really adore the autumn months. They are perfectly sunny but crisp, the sun isn’t so hot, you can get warm coffee and tea, you can wear a light jacket and boots, plaid everything, American football is back, the leaves are changing, nature is kissing the year goodbye, and it makes me want to bake something with pumpkin in it. It’s just the most wonderful time of the year. 💙
Another thing I love about autumn? New book releases! So, while this post was originally a small pity party for me, because it’s still only July, I decided I’d add in some actual information. So, I looked up some info about the best/most exciting new releases in September and October so we can all stay informed together. 😉
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Hello, blog friends! I have some exciting news! I’ve been contacted by a new blogging website, My Trending Stories, to become a contributer and share my book knowledge! Apparently they feel that my writing suites their all-inclusive vision for their site, and they also think my writing is engaging and attracts viewership! Of course, all these compliments definitely made my day. And I’ve accepted their offer! So, hopefully you’ll be seeing more of me around the blogosphere. 😉 I don’t have many detail yet, but I’ll share them as I get them! This whole situation also got me thinking about how grateful I am for each … Continue reading Book Talk: A New Opportunity
What’s up, my book peeps?
I’ve been so busy with all the stupid adult responsibilities I have, I haven’t had time to read, post on bookstagram, or post here. It’s the lamest thing ever. Growing up isn’t all unicorns and free books, guys.
Anyway, in the small amount of free time I have, I’ve been looking around for inspiration for my next blog post (that’s this one!), and while I have a list of things I could write about, writing about coffee on a day when I could really use another cup seemed like fun. A few people I follow have done the Coffee Book tag, and while I feel like one of them might have tagged me (code for: I commented my undying love for the tag and they awkwardly told me I should give it a go 😂). So, I’m sort of tagging myself. But that’s okay because I’m an independent person. 😉 And since I haven’t technically been tagged, I’ll take the suffering away from you by tagging anyone who reads this who would like to do it! It’s perfect for a rainy day post, when you need a hot beverage. And on that note, is anyone else craving autumn? Or is that just me? It’s my favorite season for a reason, and while I like summer, it always feels a little too long.
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Hello blog friends!
I was nominated for the Liebster award, which is an awesome award to help encourage the discovery of new blogs! 😊 Since the folks around here are lovely, I was nominated by two different blogs, meaning I have a lot of questions to answer. The rules of this award are simple:
- Thank to blogger(s) that nominated you
- Answer the 11 questions given to you in your nomination
- Nominate 5-11 bloggers who have less than 200 followers
- Inform those people that they’ve been nominated
- Give them 11 (mostly book-related) questions to answer
So, to start out, I was nominated by Aralyn from Paper Addictions and Magic. Read her post here. And awhile back (maybe an embarrassingly long time ago) I was also nominated by Lauren from Comma Hangover, and you can read her post here. Thank you so much to you both! You’re both amazing.💙
Since I have two sets of questions to answer here, I’ll start with Lauren’s.
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It’s Tuesday again and I thought today I’d share the books I’ve bought recently! I have been on a bit of a book buying ban the last month, because I needed to give my bank account a break 😉 However, a bookworm can only hold off for so long. And since I’ve been to a bigger city nearby twice in the last week, I was able to visit the glorious landmark known as Barnes and Noble. Did I mention twice? In one week? It sounds too good to be true. So! Look below to see the newest editions to my shelf!
My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi Meadows.
I really wanted to get this book because a good friend of mine @booksalamode on Instagram, just finished this book and she raved about how funny it is! And I also love The Princess Bride, and it’s been compared to that story as well. Plus, I love the creativity here. Taking a tragic part of history and giving it a new ending? I’m hope Lady Jane Grey would be proud.
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“Isn’t that what stories do, make real things fake, and fake things real?” ― Marie Rutkoski, The Winner’s Curse Continue reading Quote Moment: The Winner’s Curse
I haven’t been back at this blogging for very long, so I’m really honored to have nominated for the Sunshine Blogger award, not just by one other blog but two! So thank you so much Neha from Inky Affairs and Lisa from The Not So Secret Life of a Fan Girl. You both are amazing and your blogs inspire me so much!
This award is given to anyone who inspires their readers and brings sunshine to the blogging community! It’s amazing to receive!
The terms of this award are simple:
- Thank the person(s) who nominated you
- Answer the Questions that were given to you
- Nominate other bloggers for this award and give them your own questions to answer!
- Notify those others bloggers of their nomination
Since I was nominated by two different people, I’ll split the questions they gave me into two sections 😊 First up are the questions from Lisa:
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