Not-A-Review Collective: ACOTAR|MAF|WAR

For those of you who may not know, I’m a late book-bloomer. I took a 5-year reading hiatus while I was in university to focus on my studies and to sort out my mental health. But now that I’m back—as in me, the bookworm—I’m desperately trying to catch up on ALL THE BOOKS i missed! I’m slightly ashamed to admit that the name Sarah J. Maas was completely foreign to me, but her books seemed right up my alley. So, come June I decided to finally see what these supposed weapons of Maas destruction* were all about… and boy was I NOT ready! Rather than write three separate posts I figured I’d go ahead and combine them. … More Not-A-Review Collective: ACOTAR|MAF|WAR

Not-a-Review: Nevernight by Jay Kristoff

Nevernight is the story of Mia Corvere, an orphan wrought from foiled rebellion. With only a shadow to call friend, she seeks the knowledge and skills to avenge her family. To become this master of murder, Mia travels to the Red Church where she is flung into the toils of murder, friendship, enmity, secrets, and yes, more murder. … More Not-a-Review: Nevernight by Jay Kristoff

25 Things I’ve Learned in 25 Years, as Told by Books

To celebrate turning 25 I wanted to share 25 life lessons as told by books. A lot of these quotes are from my all-time favorites, and others are from books I’ve read in the past year since finding my way back to reading. I’ve explained a little about the lesson in each quote, but some of the quotes just simply speak for themselves. Either way, there’s (hopefully) wisdom to be imparted, so get reading! … More 25 Things I’ve Learned in 25 Years, as Told by Books

Not-a-Review: Caraval by Stephanie Garber

Caraval is the story of two sisters, desperate to get away from their cruel father’s rotten-plummy stench. The sisters find themselves swept up in the magic of Caraval. Only the novelty quickly wears off for Scarlet as the stakes of the game are raised and she finds herself in a game of depravity and wits—of which she seems to have neither—that she must win, or face the dire consequences. … More Not-a-Review: Caraval by Stephanie Garber