Sorry I’m Late, I Didn’t Want To Come Book Review

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by Jessica Pan
publication date: May 28th, 2019
my rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Synopsis via Goodreads:

An introvert spends a year trying to live like an extrovert with hilarious results and advice for readers along the way.

What would happen if a shy introvert lived like a gregarious extrovert for one year? If she knowingly and willingly put herself in perilous social situations that she’d normally avoid at all costs? Writer Jessica Pan intends to find out. With the help of various extrovert mentors, Jessica sets up a series of personal challenges (talk to strangers, perform stand-up comedy, host a dinner party, travel alone, make friends on the road, and much, much worse) to explore whether living like an extrovert can teach her lessons that might improve the quality of her life. Chronicling the author’s hilarious and painful year of misadventures, this book explores what happens when one introvert fights her natural tendencies, takes the plunge, and tries (and sometimes fails) to be a little bit braver.

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Meet Cute Review


Meet Cute
by Helena Hunting
my rating: 3 out of 5 stars (but probably more like 2.5)

All of my reviews are spoiler free unless stated otherwise. If you read this review and feel like you were spoiled regardless please let know which part so I can edit it out.

Synopsis via Goodreads:

Talk about an embarrassing introduction. On her first day of law school, Kailyn ran – quite literally – into the actor she crushed on as a teenager, ending with him sprawled on top of her. Mortified to discover the Daxton Hughes was also a student in her class, her embarrassment over their meet-cute quickly turned into a friendship she never expected. Of course, she never saw his betrayal coming either…

Now, eight years later, Dax is in her office asking for legal advice. Despite her anger, Kailyn can’t help feeling sorry for the devastated man who just became sole guardian to his thirteen-year-old sister. But when her boss gets wind of Kailyn’s new celebrity client, there’s even more at stake than Dax’s custody issues: if she gets Dax to work at their firm, she’ll be promoted to partner.

The more time Kailyn spends with Dax and his sister, the more she starts to feel like a family, and the more she realizes the chemistry they had all those years ago is as fresh as ever. But will they be able to forgive the mistakes of the past, or will one betrayal lead to another?

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Book Review: Slayer


by Kiersten White
publication date: Jan 8th, 2019
404 pages
book 1 of 2
my rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

Synopsis via Goodreads

Into every generation a Slayer is born…

Nina and her twin sister, Artemis, are far from normal. It’s hard to be when you grow up at the Watcher’s Academy, which is a bit different from your average boarding school. Here teens are trained as guides for Slayers—girls gifted with supernatural strength to fight the forces of darkness. But while Nina’s mother is a prominent member of the Watcher’s Council, Nina has never embraced the violent Watcher lifestyle. Instead she follows her instincts to heal, carving out a place for herself as the school medic.

Until the day Nina’s life changes forever.

Thanks to Buffy, the famous (and infamous) Slayer that Nina’s father died protecting, Nina is not only the newest Chosen One—she’s the last Slayer, ever. Period.

As Nina hones her skills with her Watcher-in-training, Leo, there’s plenty to keep her occupied: a monster fighting ring, a demon who eats happiness, a shadowy figure that keeps popping up in Nina’s dreams…

But it’s not until bodies start turning up that Nina’s new powers will truly be tested—because someone she loves might be next.

One thing is clear: Being Chosen is easy. Making choices is hard.

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In An Absent Dream review

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by Seanan McGuire
Book 4 of the Wayward Children Series
publication date: January 8th, 2019
191 pages
my rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Synopsis via Goodreads
This is the story of a very serious young girl who would rather study and dream than become a respectable housewife and live up to the expectations of the world around her. As well she should.

When she finds a doorway to a world founded on logic and reason, riddles and lies, she thinks she’s found her paradise. Alas, everything costs at the goblin market, and when her time there is drawing to a close, she makes the kind of bargain that never plays out well.

For anyone . . .

My thoughts

I’ve really enjoyed this series, the releases have been ones that I look forward to every year and I never want them to end. I have a pure love for all the portal magic and the thought that your perfect world is out there.

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A Gush about Muse of Nightmares


Muse of Nightmares
by Laini Taylor
514 pages
my rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Sequel to Strange the Dreamer

synopsis via Goodreads:

Sarai has lived and breathed nightmares since she was six years old.

She believed she knew every horror and was beyond surprise.

She was wrong.

In the wake of tragedy, neither Lazlo nor Sarai are who they were before. One a god, the other a ghost, they struggle to grasp the new boundaries of their selves as dark-minded Minya holds them hostage, intent on vengeance against Weep.

Lazlo faces an unthinkable choice—save the woman he loves, or everyone else?—while Sarai feels more helpless than ever. But is she? Sometimes, only the direst need can teach us our own depths, and Sarai, the Muse of Nightmares, has not yet discovered what she’s capable of.

As humans and godspawn reel in the aftermath of the citadel’s near fall, a new foe shatters their fragile hopes, and the mysteries of the Mesarthim are resurrected: Where did the gods come from, and why? What was done with thousands of children born in the citadel nursery? And most important of all, as forgotten doors are opened and new worlds revealed: Must heroes always slay monsters, or is it possible to save them instead?

Love and hate, revenge and redemption, destruction and salvation all clash in this astonishing and heart-stopping sequel to the New York Times bestseller, Strange the Dreamer.

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Moxie Book Review

Wow, this is my first review in over a year! I’m not gonna lie, I had to go look over one of my previous reviews to get an idea of a “how to” almost. It’s been so long, but I finally read a book on a topic that I am very passionate about and I had a lot of say. Lately, I’ll read a book and I don’t feel compelled to do a long review on it, even if I enjoyed it. But that all changes now! This might be one of my favorite reviews I’ve ever done so I really hope you enjoy.

by Jennifer Mathieu
330 pages
my rating: 5 out of 5 stars

book description via Goodreads:
Moxie girls fight back!

Vivian Carter is fed up. Fed up with her small-town Texas high school that thinks the football team can do no wrong. Fed up with sexist dress codes and hallway harassment. But most of all, Viv Carter is fed up with always following the rules.

Viv’s mom was a punk rock Riot Grrrl in the ’90s, so now Viv takes a page from her mother’s past and creates a feminist zine that she distributes anonymously to her classmates. She’s just blowing off steam, but other girls respond. Pretty soon Viv is forging friendships with other young women across the divides of cliques and popularity rankings, and she realizes that what she has started is nothing short of a girl revolution.

My review:

Girls are a Revolutionary soul force that can change the world for real. 

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Some Books Ive read lately

Something really exciting happened!

I gave my dad a copy of Ready Player One and he loved it!
Honestly, this made me so ridiculously happy.

I also lent him my copy of Red Rising and he’s reading that right now.


Addicted to You
by Krista and Becca Ritchie
rating: 4 out of 5 stars

My thoughts: A fun yet serious New Adult romance that follows the lives of Lily Calloway who is addicted to sex and Loren Hale who is an alcoholic. Since both of them come from wealthy families appearances are everything and these two are hiding their addictions by pretending to be in a relationship. I almost hate to say this sentence but there was something about this book that was really addicting. I didn’t want to put it down and just wanted more. These two characters are so deeply flawed and hurting so badly that I just wanted to reach through the book and comfort them.

by Krista and Becca Ritchie
rating: 4 out of 5 stars

This a novella taking place in between Addicted to You and Addicted for Now, this one was a bit slower paced then Addicted for Now was but it was still very enjoyable.





Wires and Nerve
by Marissa Meyer
rating: 4 out of 5 stars

My thoughts: I really enjoyed this, I loved the storyline and the artwork, and it was so nice to be back in the Lunar Chronicles world and to be with these characters again. I also enjoy seeing what’s coming next, every time I think I’m satisfied with the ending for this series a continuation of the story is created and I just want more. The only thing that bothered me was Winters character, she didn’t feel like the Winter we had gotten to know and loved and I know she had the device surgery but still her quirkiness wasn’t there and I missed it a lot.

By Your Side
by Kasie West
rating: 4 out of 5 stars

I was really excited to read this and I got even more excited while reading it because the main character had anxiety, mental health is so important and I love seeing it brought up in books. Kasie West is probably my favorite contemporary author, her books are an auto-buy for me. Plus what kind of book nerd doesn’t fantasize about being locked in the library for a long weekend? That girl is living the dream. By Your Side had a good balance of cutesy love mixed with serious-bringing-you-back-down-to-Earth-ness.

The Distance Between Us
by Kasie West
rating: 4 out of 5 stars

I needed another Kasie West book after By Your Side and this was calling my name. It was cute and I loved the quirks Kasie adds in her books and I really loved the “dates” that Caymen and Xander went on.


by Stephanie Garber
rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Number 3 of my top ten highly anticipated books of 2017 list and I adored this so much. I couldn’t get enough of it.


Crystal Storm
by Morgan Rhodes
rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars

And then there was this, there was so much build up in this book that it was kind of slower paced and almost boring. I’m glad I finished this and I am looking forward to book 6 and seeing all of the build up pay off.


The Princess Saves Herself in this One
by Amanda Lovelace
rating: 5 out of 5

Oh my love! This was amazing and I couldn’t ask for anything better, these poems were beautiful, raw, and packed with emotion.


What am I currently reading?

Ice like Fire by Sarah Raasch
HAHAHAHAHAH I started this in November! Hahaha and I haven’t picked it up since! I just wasn’t in the mood for this back in November and had to put it aside. I really want to get through my Goodreads currently reading pile and I think I’m ready to pick this up.

Golden Son by Pierce Brown
Another book I’ve been reading this book for so long, I started this on January 17th and I am only halfway through it now. For some reason whenever I read this I only seem to sit down and read like 30 pages, maybe 50 max. Then I don’t pick up the book for a couple days. That isn’t to say that I’m not enjoying it, there’s just a lot going on and a lot of build up. Once the ball starts rolling I’m sure I’ll be glued to the book.

The Song of Achilles review

The Song of Achilles
by Madeline Miller
378 pages
my rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Synopsis via Goodreads:

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. Despite their difference, Achilles befriends the shamed prince, and as they grow into young men skilled in the arts of war and medicine, their bond blossoms into something deeper – despite the displeasure of Achilles’ mother Thetis, a cruel sea goddess.

But when word comes that Helen of Sparta has been kidnapped, Achilles must go to war in distant Troy and fulfill his destiny. Torn between love and fear for his friend, Patroclus goes with him, little knowing that the years that follow will test everything they hold dear.

My thoughts:

Do you ever randomly pick up a book that’s been on your shelf for a couple of months, a year, or years?  Then when you’re done reading it you’re just sitting there in tears, clutching the beautiful book to your chest, and in the back of your mind, you’re just kicking yourself for not reading it sooner? I do that all the time, I did that with Ready Player One and now with The Song of Achilles. Why didn’t I read this sooner?! This wonderful book could have been in my life that much sooner!

Ok first of all, can we agree with a sure sign that you love a book is when you have to have it with you whenever. Now when I say that it’s because I now own this book in every format that you could possibly think of. I own an ebook, a paperback copy, and the audiobook. My goal was to make sure that I would be able to pick up this book anytime my little heart desired.

I read this book about a month ago in mid-December and I am still thinking about it a month later in mid-January. I adored the writing, the characters were heartbreaking, and overall I think this had to have been the best mythology retelling I have ever read. It stands out so much in my memory, I never wanted this book to be over.


The writing was so beautiful to me it felt like a love letter, not only to but also about Achilles. In high school, one of my English classes focused on Greek Mythology for a good month or so. We studied the Iliad and the Odyssey and of course, The Battle of Troy. So I knew what was coming but at the same time, I didn’t know what to expect, how was Miller going to keep the story going after certain events?

It turns out, she handled it perfectly, I obviously can’t tell you how because of spoilers.

Even though I knew what was going to happen, there was something about Miller’s storytelling that just added a strong anticipation, I couldn’t stop turning the page and I couldn’t read fast enough, I was addicted.


Can we talk about the characters? Patroclus was so awkward that it was adorable, I experienced that secondhand embarrassment for him, some of it was accompanied by the giddy smile that’s usually reserved for Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda.

There were also some great cameos/minor characters, Chiron (which made me think of Percy Jackson, and Odysseus were the ones I was excited to see right away.

I ended up shipping Patroclus and Achilles right away, and not because the synopsis hinted at it, I mean I just barely glanced over the synopsis before I dove into the book. But right away you could tell that they would help each other grow, they made each other stronger and better. They learned how to trust, and how to love themselves and each other. It was beautiful and writing this is making me want to tear up all over again.

But of course, nothing gold can stay, happiness does not last forever.
The unhappy thing happened, and just when you thought “okay, there is no way this can be any worse,” nope Miller proves you wrong and your heart breaks all over again.

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Writing this review has really made me want to reread this again, hell I wanted to reread this as soon as I hit the last page of the book. It’s a beautifully written tale of friendship, love, adventure, and Greek mythology.

P.s. Which cover do you like more?

I’m equally torn for different reasons. For the US cover, I love that blue background, it’s probably my favorite shade of blue and it makes the helmet just pop out at you.

But then, you look at the UK cover and in my opinion? It. Is. Stunning. I adore the red font and the red background, also that gold armor with the filigree just captures my attention.

The only negative I think of is this, I don’t know why but there is something about that armor that isn’t screaming “Greek” to me, I don’t know what else it’s making me think of, but if I didn’t know anything about the book, I don’t think I would pick it up and think “oh this is probably set in Ancient Greece.” Is that just me? Let me know if you get what I’m trying to say.

Blogmas #2: First and Then mini review

I almost forgot about Blogmas today! Its 10 p.m. here in Washington and I had forgotten that I meant to post my mini review, better late then never right??

First and Then
by Emma Mills
my rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars

Synopsis via Goodreads

Devon Tennyson wouldn’t change a thing. She’s happy watching Friday night games from the bleachers, silently crushing on best friend Cas, and blissfully ignoring the future after high school. But the universe has other plans. It delivers Devon’s cousin Foster, an unrepentant social outlier with a surprising talent for football, and the obnoxiously superior and maddeningly attractive star running back, Ezra, right where she doesn’t want them: first into her P.E. class and then into every other aspect of her life.

Pride and Prejudice meets Friday Night Lights in this contemporary novel about falling in love with the unexpected boy, with a new brother, and with yourself.

While this took me a pretty long time to get into, for the most, it was enjoyable. That being said I did have quite a few issues with it.

-First, the pace was very slow at the start, it really took a while for the ball to get rolling.

-Second, there are so many unanswered questions at the end. I am dying to know what happens next, especially the question that was proposed at the start of the book…Did Devon get into Reeding? Nobody knows!

-Third, I wanted more backstory on one specific character, this one guy really eluded me because he had a minimal introduction, a significant impact at an event, and a confusing wrap up. Again I have more questions, where was he from? Why was he so intimidating?

I really wish there would be a follow up sequel to this because there were so many questions left unanswered. I also want there to be a companion novel for Jordan because he was so sweet and nice which is unusual for the “popular guy” character. Plus I need a follow up with Marabelle. Either I need a follow up or this needed to be 200 pages longer.

That’s my mini review, have you read this yet?