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New Young Adult Book Releases | July 2021

Dear reader, Here are all of the July releases I’m excited about!!! “Six Crimson Cranes” by Elizabeth Lim Expected publication: July 6th 2021 by Knopf Synopsis: Shiori, the only princess of Kiata, has a secret. Forbidden magic runs through her veins. Normally she conceals it well, but on the morning of her betrothal ceremony, Shiori loses control. At first, her mistake seems like a stroke of luck, forestalling the wedding she never wanted, but it also catches the attention of Raikama, her stepmother. Raikama has dark magic of her own, and she banishes the young princess, turning her brothers into… Continue reading New Young Adult Book Releases | July 2021

A Memory of Light | Review

ArtisticallyReading on Instagram In this start to a young adult fantasy series, we follow incredibly skilled thief Ari and her bobcat companion Jagger. Ari tends to keep to herself, but when she is faced with a mysterious employer who has an unexpected job offer, herself and Jagger are forced to leave their isolated home. Unwillingly she has to join secret magician Ely, on a trek across the country in the midst of a civil war. Thoughts Go read this book now!!! This was an amazing start to a fantasy series! From the first page I knew I was going to… Continue reading A Memory of Light | Review

New Young Adult Book Releases | June 2021

Dear reader, I’m back with another monthly releases post!! There are so many amazing books coming out this month and i’m so excited to share them with you guys!!!! “Instructions for Dancing” by Nicola Yoon Expected publication: June 3rd 2021 by Penguin Synopsis: Evie Thomas doesn’t believe in love anymore. Especially after the strangest thing occurs one otherwise ordinary afternoon: She witnesses a couple kiss and is overcome with a vision of how their romance began . . . and how it will end. After all, even the greatest love stories end with a broken heart, eventually. As Evie tries… Continue reading New Young Adult Book Releases | June 2021

New Young Adult Book Releases | May 2021

Dear reader, I’m back talking about all of the amazing young adult books coming out in the month of may! If you stay tuned I’ll be coming out with a list of all of the new exciting adult releases for the month of may! “Realm Breaker” by Victoria Aveyard Expected publication: May 4th 2021 by Orion Publishing Synopsis: A strange darkness grows in Allward. Even Corayne an-Amarat can feel it, tucked away in her small town at the edge of the sea. She soon discovers the truth: She is the last of an ancient lineage—and the last hope to save… Continue reading New Young Adult Book Releases | May 2021

March Wrap-Up

Dear reader, In January and February I was in a huge reading slump. I think I managed to get out of it a little bit in the month of march, because I read 12 books! with January and February combined I only read 8 books, so I’m very pleased with the number I read this month!! In this wrap-up I’m going to share my ratings for all of the books and some brief thoughts on them as well! “Shadow and Bone” by Leigh Bardugo ★★★★★ I’m not gonna lie, I went into this book with low expectations, because everyone always… Continue reading March Wrap-Up

April TBR | 2021

Dear reader, April really snuck up on me!! I can’t believe march is over!!! I have a mentally big tbr, but I’m only gonna talk about a couple of the ones I hope to get to in april! “Siege and Storm” & ” Ruin and Rising” by Leigh Bardugo I read Shadow and Bone in march and really loved it! I kept putting off the series, but with the show coming out this month it finally pushed me to start this series!! I hope to complete these two before the netflix show comes out, but I’m not entirely sure thats… Continue reading April TBR | 2021

New Young Adult Book Releases | April 2021

Dear reader, I’m super excited to share all of these amazing books with you guys!!! Let me know what books coming out in april you’re excited for! “The Infinity Courts” by Akemi Dawn Bowman Expected publication: April 6th 2021 by Simon Pulse Synopsis: Eighteen-year-old Nami Miyamoto is certain her life is just beginning. She has a great family, just graduated high school, and is on her way to a party where her entire class is waiting for her—including, most importantly, the boy she’s been in love with for years. The only problem? She’s murdered before she gets there. When Nami… Continue reading New Young Adult Book Releases | April 2021

A Pho Love Story | Review

ArtisticallyReading on Instagram “I find refuge in art, escaping thoughts like this, to regain control when life throws another obstacle my way. When I work, magic happens; for a few hours at a time, the world just slips away.” Loan Le, A Pho Love Story In this loose Vietnamese take on the classic tale of “Romeo and Juliet”, the Mai and the Nguyen family have been rivals since forever. Bao Nguyen and Linh Mai have been forbidden to speak to each other their whole lives, but when Bao comes across Linh in an alley one day, his curiosity gets the best… Continue reading A Pho Love Story | Review

#5OnMyTBR | Green Cover

Dear reader, #5OnMyTBR is a series hosted by Local Bee Hunter’s Nook. You can learn more information about it here It’s Monday again, so you know what that means!!! Another #5OnMyTBR! When I saw this prompt it took me a while to think of some of the books on this list, because green is not really a color I see a lot in covers! “Heir of Fire” by Sarah J. Maas This isn’t technically the next book I need to read in this series, but I’m currently reading the first one and really enjoying it, so I figured I’d add this!! (Throne… Continue reading #5OnMyTBR | Green Cover

Put A Spring in Your Step | Book Tag

Dear reader, This tag was originally created by Book Break on Youtube! You can find the original post here. I wasn’t directly tagged to do this 😳 but this tag sounded fun and I wanted to join in!! Spring is my favorite season, so I’m so excited to do this tag!! ☼ 1) How do you decorate your bookshelves? I love decorating my shelves with small plants or mugs!!! I also organize by color which in itself I kind of think as a decoration! ☼ 2) Recommend a book with beautiful descriptions of nature Hmmm.. I feel like I don’t… Continue reading Put A Spring in Your Step | Book Tag

Top Ten Tuesday | Spring TBR

Dear reader, Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl! There are wayy more than 10 books I’d like to get to this spring, so it’s gonna be a little difficult to narrow this list down, but i’m gonna try my best! Starting off I have a couple of series I want to catch on on/finish! ☼ 1: “Siege and Storm” & “Ruin and Rising” by Leigh Bardugo What better time to try and catch up on this series as the show is coming out in april! I’ve been putting off… Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday | Spring TBR

#5OnMyTBR | Mythology

Dear reader, #5OnMyTBR is a series hosted by Local Bee Hunter’s Nook. You can learn more information about it here This prompt definitely made me think, because I don’t typically pick up retellings/inspired by mythology. It’s not something i know a lot about, but I would be willing to look into it one day to see if its something I would enjoy! “The Song of Achilles” by Madeline Miller Synopsis: Greece in the age of heroes. Patroclus, an awkward young prince, has been exiled to the court of King Peleus and his perfect son Achilles. By all rights their paths should never… Continue reading #5OnMyTBR | Mythology

#5OnMyTBR | Nature

Dear reader, #5OnMyTBR is a series hosted by Local Bee Hunter’s Nook. You can learn more information about it here So, prompt is kind of vague as to if it’s meaning a nature themed plot or nature on the cover. I decided to go the cover route! I always think that books with all sorts of nature are so pretty, so I’m really excited to share these that are on my tbr with you! “Wilder Girls” by Rory Power This one has been on my radar since before it even came out! I can’t believe I haven’t started this!! Synopsis: It’s been… Continue reading #5OnMyTBR | Nature

New Book Releases | February 2021

Dear reader, I’m starting my New Releases back up, because these posts were always one of my favorite that I do! I am super excited about all of these and wanted to share some of my most anticipated of the month, so without further ado here we go!! “The Project” by Courtney Summers Expected publication: February 2nd 2021 by Wednesday Books Synopsis: Lo Denham is used to being on her own. After her parents died, Lo’s sister, Bea, joined The Unity Project, leaving Lo in the care of their great aunt. Thanks to its extensive charitable work and community outreach,… Continue reading New Book Releases | February 2021

January Wrap-up

Dear reader, I’ve been in a slump since the beginning of this year, so this wrap up is a little smaller than usual for me!! “Requiem” by Lauren Oliver ★★★ Like I said in my review I was kind of disappointed in this one If you’d like to hear in depth thoughts I posted a full spoiler free review of this! Click here. “A Cuban Girl’s Guide to Tea and Tomorrow” by Laura Taylor Namey ★★★★ This was so cute! I picked this one up hoping a cute contemporary would get me out of my slump! While it didn’t manage… Continue reading January Wrap-up

#5OnMyTBR | White Cover

Dear reader, #5OnMyTBR is a series hosted by Local Bee Hunter’s Nook. You can learn more information about it here I’m not gonna lie this prompt was kind of hard for me! I couldn’t think of any books that have a white cover, so I had to search my shelves!! It took me a little bit to find all of these, but never the less here they all are!! “Red Queen” by Victoria Aveyard This one is a super popular YA series and the hype has kind of scared me from starting it! Synopsis: This is a world divided by blood—red or… Continue reading #5OnMyTBR | White Cover

“Requiem” by Lauren Oliver | Review

Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Book Depository Dear reader, my first read of 2021 was a little bit of a disappointment.. Mini Review With this story I just couldn’t get into it. With this book in particular I was so incredibly bored and nothing was keeping me interested at all. I didn’t care about the characters at all, and I’m definitely a character driven reader. I started this series back in early 2020. It was one of those older classic YA series that I kept hearing people talk about how much they loved it, so I decided to check… Continue reading “Requiem” by Lauren Oliver | Review

WWW Wednesday | January 13th, 2021

Dear reader, This meme was formerly hosted by MizB at A Daily Rhythm and brought back by Taking on a World of Words. So, i’ve been in a little slump since right before the new year happened and it carried over!! I’ve only read 2 books so far (which is still a good number, don’t get me wrong!) it’s just not the typical number for me personally! Currently Reading: “You Have a Match” by Emma Lord I’m only about 50 pages into this one, but i’m really interested in where the story is going! “Throne of Glass” by Sarah J. Maas This one was one… Continue reading WWW Wednesday | January 13th, 2021

#5OnMyTBR | Graphic Novels

Dear reader, #5OnMyTBR is a series hosted by Local Bee Hunter’s Nook. You can learn more information about it here I’m one of those people who love picking up graphic novels, so when I saw this prompt I was so excited!! There’s so many I could pick off of my long TBR Sorry this is a little late! 😅 “Heartstopper: Volume 4” by Alice Oseman This one isn’t out yet, but I thought I would include it in this list because I CAN’T WAIT to get back into this series!! Synopsis: Boy meets boy. Boys become friends. Boys fall in love. The… Continue reading #5OnMyTBR | Graphic Novels

#5OnMyTBR | 2021 Releases

Dear reader, #5OnMyTBR is a series hosted by Local Bee Hunter’s Nook. You can learn more information about it here I feel like there are so many amazing sounding books coming out in 2021, so I’m not sure how I’m going to narrow this down!! I have a whole shelf on goodreads with all of the unreleased books I’m interested in, if you’re curious you can find it here. “Concrete Rose” by Angie Thomas Expected Publication:  January 12th 2021 by Balzer + Bray Synopsis: International phenomenon Angie Thomas revisits Garden Heights seventeen years before the events of The Hate U Give in… Continue reading #5OnMyTBR | 2021 Releases

The New Year’s Book Tag | 2021

Dear reader, Happy New Year!!! Let’s all hope that 2021 will turn out better than 2020 did! Anyways I saw this tag floating around and thought it would be fun to do!! This tag was created by the amazing booktuber Bookables, (so full credit to her!) if you haven’t checked her out you definitely should!! Without further ado, heres the tag! How many books are you planning to read in 2021? Every year I always try to read 100 books and I have yet to fail that goal since I set it, so I hope to read 100+ again this… Continue reading The New Year’s Book Tag | 2021

“It Sounded Better in My Head” by Nina Kenwood | Review

Goodreads | US Amazon Synopsis When her parents announce their impending divorce, Natalie can’t understand why no one is fighting, or at least mildly upset. Then Zach and Lucy, her two best friends, hook up, leaving her feeling slightly miffed and decidedly awkward. She’d always imagined she would end up with Zach one day-in the version of her life that played out like a TV show, with just the right amount of banter, pining, and meaningful looks. Now everything has changed, and nothing is quite making sense. Until an unexpected romance comes along and shakes things up even further. I… Continue reading “It Sounded Better in My Head” by Nina Kenwood | Review

Quarantine Recommendations

I hope you’re all staying safe! I know this time is very hard, so I thought I would give some of my favorite young adult book recommendations to distract you! Light-Hearted “Extraordinary Means” by Robyn Schneider Synopsis: When he’s sent to Latham House, a boarding school for sick teens, Lane thinks his life may as well be over. But when he meets Sadie and her friends – a group of eccentric troublemakers – he realises that maybe getting sick is just the beginning. That illness doesn’t have to define you, and that falling in love is its own cure. “Maybe… Continue reading Quarantine Recommendations

“Dark and Deepest Red” by Anna-Marie McLemore | Review

Amazon 5 Stars “We are more than what we’ve survived.” In this retelling of the classic story “The Red Shoes”, this story is told in alternating perspectives. One set in 1518 Strausburg, France A dancing fever takes over its residents compelling them to dance without stopping and some to death. As rumors of witchcraft and demon possession spread, suspicion turns toward Lavinia Blau. Our second perspective set five centuries later, when a pair of red shoes seals to Rosella Olivia’s feet, making her fall under this fever, It draws her to a boy who might help. Emil has closed himself… Continue reading “Dark and Deepest Red” by Anna-Marie McLemore | Review

Most Anticipated 2020 Releases

Here are some of my most anticipated releases for 2020! (in no particular order) I’m sure I will be adding so many more as books are announced, or when I discover new titles, but as of right now i’m most excited about these books! I’m only going to be talking about 10 of these books. However if you would like to see more 2020 books I have a goodreads shelf you can check out here. “Dark and Deepest Red” by Anna-Marie McLemore January 14, 2020 Synopsis: Summer, 1518. A strange sickness sweeps through Strasbourg: women dance in the streets, some… Continue reading Most Anticipated 2020 Releases

“10 Blind Dates” by Ashley Elston

Goodreads | Barnes and Noble | US Amazon | Book Depository 4 Stars “This is going to be the worst Christmas break ever… or is it?”   High School senior, Sophie, is excited to have alone time with her long-term boyfriend Griffin, when her parents decide to spend the holidays with her sister Margot, who is on bed rest. She overhears her boyfriend’s conversation saying he wants to break-up with her; heartbroken she flees to her grandparent’s house for Christmas break. Her grandmother wants to see her happy again, so her grandmother devises a plan for her very large family… Continue reading “10 Blind Dates” by Ashley Elston

Book Outlet Haul | October 2019

So one of my favorite places to get affordable books is “Book Outlet”! They recently had a sale and I couldn’t help getting some new books for my collection. “P.S. I Still Love You” | “Always and Forever, Lara Jean” “The Chaos of Standing Still” | “Goodbye Days” “The Only Thing Worse Than Me is You” | ” Words in The Deep Blue” “Beasts Made of Night” | “Dare Mighty Things” “Fragments of The Lost” | ” Moxie” “The First Time She Drowned” | “Stay Sweet” “Never Ever” | “What Light” “Fireworks” | “Questions I Want to Ask You” “The… Continue reading Book Outlet Haul | October 2019

“The Revolution of Birdie Randolph” by Brandy Colbert

Goodreads | Barnes and Noble | US Amazon | Book Depository 4 Stars “With a name like Dove, you got to fly.” This story follows sixteen-year-old Dove “Birdie” Randolph, who strives to be the perfect daughter for her parents. She studies hard, gets good grades, and always follows the rules. However, she meets and falls for this boy named Booker who she keeps a secret, knowing her parents won’t approve of their relationship due to his troubled past.   Birdie’s estranged aunt, Carlene, shows up one day after just getting out of rehab for substance abuse and addiction. Even though… Continue reading “The Revolution of Birdie Randolph” by Brandy Colbert

August TBR | 2019

This is a little late, but better late than never! This month I have so many most anticipated and new releases that I’m super excited to finally get to! The Revolution of Birdie Randolph by Brandy Colbert There Will Come a Darkness by Katy Rose Pool Daisy Jones & the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson Mind Games by Shana Silver The Rest of the Story by Sarah Dessen The Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo Opposite of Always by Justin… Continue reading August TBR | 2019

“Of Rioters & Royals” by M.L. Greye

Goodreads | US Amazon WOW. This book was incredible! The world building was great; I was fully immersed in this world with these amazing characters, and intriguing magic system (which was personally one of my favorite parts)! The romance was done really well, and I was very pleased that it didn’t take over the plot, like many romances in fantasies do. The plot takes so many turns I never could’ve predicted, and I was so interested to see what was going to happen next! However, this book was missing something for me, and I can’t put my finger on it.… Continue reading “Of Rioters & Royals” by M.L. Greye

“Season of the Witch” by Sarah Rees Brennan

Goodreads | Barnes and Noble | US Amazon | Book Depository ──────────────────────────────────────────────────────── I really enjoyed this prequel novel to Netflix’s show “Chilling Adventures of Sabrina”, and I think it’s perfect for anyone who really likes the show. Personally, I really liked the show, so I think that somewhat goes into my enjoyment of this book. It’s a very cute and fun YA/Middle Grade story about a girl who is half-witch and half-mortal. This book is told in a pretty interesting format, where it alternates from Sabrina’s perspective to one where we see some of the side characters perspectives. I absolutely… Continue reading “Season of the Witch” by Sarah Rees Brennan

Mid Year Freak Out Book Tag

I can’t believe it’s already the mid year mark, so what better time to go over my favorite and least favorite books of the first half of the year! ☼ 1) Best book you’ve read so far in 2019 “Every Last Word” by Tamera Ireland Stone This book came out a while ago, but i recently read it and it became an instant favorite of mine. ──────────────────────────────────────────────────────── ☼ 2) Best sequel you’ve read so far in 2019? Does Harry Potter count? I think Harry Potter is the only sequel I’ve read this year. ──────────────────────────────────────────────────────── ☼ 3 ) New release you… Continue reading Mid Year Freak Out Book Tag

May 2019 Book Haul

I got some pretty exciting books this month! I’m hoping to get to quite a few this month, as I talked about in my TBR (If you wanna check that out click here. ) “Season of the Witch” The Second I heard about this book I knew I had to read it! Thank you so much to Scholastic for sending it to me. I still can’t believe I have it in my hands! “Riverdale: The Day Before” “Riverdale: Get Out of Town” as a little surprise the publicist threw these in the package along side “Season of the Witch”, so… Continue reading May 2019 Book Haul

My Sister Picks my June TBR!

She wanted to make it a little more exciting so she asked me 7 questions and picked 1! ☼ 1) Largest Contemporary? “On the Come up” by Angie Thomas Page Count: 447 I cant believe i still haven’t read this since this was one of my most anticipated books of 2019. ☼ 2) Smallest Fantasy? “The Paper Magician” by Charlie N. Holmberg Page Count: 222 ☼ 3) Most exciting series? “Asylum” by Madeleine Roux Page Count: 317 ☼ 4) Oldest Publication? “Sense and Sensibility” by Jane Austen Page Count: 375 One of my reading resolutions this year was to read… Continue reading My Sister Picks my June TBR!

I Love Spring Book Tag

☼ 1) How is Spring where you live? RAINY! It rains almost everyday. ☼ 2) Most anticipated book release this Spring? I have so many, but here are just a few! “Let Me Hear a Rhyme” by Tiffany D. Jackson “Wicked Saints” by Emily A. Duncan “Aurora Rising” by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff ☼ 3) Show us a book cover that makes you think of Spring. I’ve always thought “Everything, Everything” by Nicola Yoon was a very spring looking cover ☼ 4) What are you going to read this Spring? I don’t know. I’m SUCH a mood reader and… Continue reading I Love Spring Book Tag

Book Haul

Hi, Friends! I recently got some fun books I would love to share with you! Sanctum I Catacomb The Crown’s Fate Invisible Ghosts Nice Try, Jane Sinner Cinder I Scarlet I Cress I Winter I Fairest I know I haven’t read The Lunar Chronicles! �� I’m hoping I can get to all of these pretty soon, but w’ell see. Instagram I Pinterest I Goodreads

May 2019 TBR

I have a pretty ambitious tbr for this month considering i’ll be out of town for 8 days, but I’m really hoping I get quite a bit of reading done. �� Physical Books Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire I Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince I Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Illuminae Turtles All the Way Down The Center of the Universe Username: Regenerated E-Books/Audiobooks Looking for Alaska I Of Rioters & Royals I What She Doesn’t Know

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