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  • Lit,  Reviews

    My First John Green Book Goes… Fine?

    Turtles All the Way Down by John Green My rating: 3.5/5 The first few pages reminded me of a short story I wrote in second grade, “The Bossy Bell.” This made me think that I wouldn’t relate to the main characters much. I was wrong in some ways. Daisy, while being an insane Star Wars fan (Chewie & Rey? Really?), I relate to how she feels about friendships in general. As well as fanfiction. I also quite liked Davis. I would also not like someone who made fun of Ironman. With these characters, it feels like I should like this book a bit more. I just wasn’t a big fan…

  • Fantasy,  Reviews,  Romance,  Supernatural

    New Vampire Books For Us To Be Obsessed With!

    The Serpent and the Wings of Night by Carissa Broadbent My rating: 5/5 “So many mistakes in the end,” he choked out. “Never you.” I am obsessed with this story, and I CANNOT wait for the next one as I cannot wait to see where it is going. The world-building and plot (after the first few chapters) were perfect, and the characters were complex, likeable, and very well-written. This book screams this line; “The world was not easy or straightforward. Goodness was never pure or simple.” Raihn was such a complicated love interest who holds onto secrets so well but has those amazing moments that get you excited to keep…

  • Reviews,  Supernatural

    Disappointing Books #1 of 2023

    This Blood that Binds Us by S.L. Cokeley My rating: 2/5 I will admit I did buy this because of TikTok and the beautiful cover. It helps that I usually love anything to do with vampires. Unfortunately, this book read like the type of YA Wattpad books that I get bored of. (I do like some Wattpad books, just not this type). The pace and world-building honestly didn’t make sense. What was their goal? To be on the run or lead a normal life because they didn’t seem urgent enough about any of it. This was found family that did not make sense. The brothers seemed too close to allow…

  • Lit,  Reviews

    Taylor Jenkins Reid – A Genius? *Spoilers for Daisy Jones & The Six*

    Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid My rating: 4/5 “Men often think they deserve a sticker for treating women like people.” I think the best thing about this book is the phenomenal way Taylor Jenkins Reid writes insufferable characters, yet you still want to find out what happens to every single one of them. This story is written in such an interesting way that you either love it or hate it. I loved it and found it very easy to follow, and I loved the world-building elements that it created. However, I did not like the part with the author. It took too much away from the…

  • Fantasy,  Reviews,  Romance,  Supernatural

    Great NEW Fantasy Series

    A Curse of Blood & Stone by K.A. Tucker My rating: 4/5 “I can’t live in this world if it’s not with you by my side.” This book was a great suggestion from Kobo, of all places. It had a great found family element and a phenomenal 2nd chance love. The spice level was only at a 2, so many different groups of people would enjoy this. ACOBAS was easy to read and pretty enjoyable all the way through. I personally loved the world-building pace, but I thought the narrative pace was a bit slow. The stand out for this book is the introduction of many secondary characters that I…