December Wrap Up


December was an interesting reading month for me, on one hand I’m happy with the amount of book I read in the month (15!) and I completed my Goodreads goal!

Woot Woot!

But on the other hand I feel like I could have done better, I felt a stupid kind of pressure to read a lot of books before the year ended and to finish the book I was currently reading before the stroke of midnight, please tell me I’m not alone in feeling that pressure.

In case you were wondering, I didn’t finish the book I was reading before midnight, I’ve been sick and fighting a nasty cough for the last few days. I’m finally starting to feel, slightly, better. Thank god!

I’ve probably rambled on long enough, lets get into my December wrap up!

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November Wrap Up


I read 12 books this month, the nine pictured above and 3 ebooks. I’m really happy with that amount and with all the books that I read. Overall November was a great reading month for me and I read a lot of good books which is always nice.

Physical Books: 


The Evolution of Mara Dyer
by Michelle Hodkin
my rating: 5 out of 5 stars

This book was an absolute mindf*ck! I loved every single page of that book. I actually liked it more than The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer.



by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
my rating: 5 out of 5 stars

THIS WAS SO GOOD! Again I think I liked book 2 more than book 1! I fell in love with Hanna and Nik right away, Hanna is everything I want in a YA heroine, she’s tough, smart, badass and able to put her feelings aside and get shit done. Love her.

p.s. Marie Lu’s illustrations are gorgeous and I hope we see more of them in book 3


The Retribution of Mara Dyer
by Michelle Hodkin
my rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars

What the hell happened? I was so disappointed when I finished this. I just can’t believe that was how the trilogy ended. I feel the urge to go sulk and pout again because this book did not do the first two justice.


More Happy Than Not
by Adam Silvera
my rating: 4 out of 5 stars

My heart hurts all over again thinking about this book. I spent a good portion of the book just so confused but once I realized what was going on I was just destroyed emotionally. That last section just killed me.


A Million Worlds with you
by Claudia Gray
my rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Finally an amazing ending to a trilogy. I loved everything that happened, things that I didn’t know that I wanted to happen, happened and I was so happy. One day soon I am going to go through and binge read this whole series.


Beauty of Darkness
by Mary E Pearson
my rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

I finally read it and it was as wonderful as I thought it would be. I highly recommend this trilogy.


This Girl
by Colleen Hoover
my rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars

I don’t know why I thought I would like this because I didn’t like Slammed, Slammed is probably my least favorite CoHo book because I don’t care for Lakeyn and I don’t like the circumstances that took place. I especially hate Lakeyn’s temper tantrums and that happened in this one. I can’t roll my eyes hard enough at her. On the bright side I have now read everything Colleen Hoover has written and I just feel so accomplished.

Anyways this book is basically Will’s POV of Slammed, a little bit of Point of Retreat, and with little tidbits of their lives in the present time. If you like Will, Slammed, and Point of Retreat then you would like this one.


Just Listen
by Sarah Dessen
my rating: 4 out of 5 stars

This month I read my first Sarah Dessen book, I picked up Just Listen on a whim and it turned out to be just what I needed. I really liked it and I can’t wait to explore more of Sarah Dessen’s books. I have This Lullaby at home begging for my attention.


Love and Gelato
by Jenna Evans Welch

I have been wanting to read this for a couple months now, I have always wanted to travel to Italy especially to Florence where this book takes place. Also, the main character was originally from Seattle so bonus points for mentioning my home state.

This book was straight up wonderful, I loved all the tidbits and art history facts spread throughout this book. It was cute, slightly awkward, and heart warming.


A Love Letter to Whiskey
by Kandi Steiner
my rating: 4 out of 5 stars

If you saw my WWW post then you saw that I compared this book to watching 9 months of a soap opera within 300 pages. By the end of this, I was so emotionally drained and just frustrated at the main character. No joke I was about to throw my kindle at the wall reading the last few pages. It was so frustrating.

The writing for this is spectacular, though, beautifully written with all these great whiskey facts.

by Sarina Bowen
my rating: 5 out of 5 stars

I highly recommend this True North series, Griff is great, Jude is endearing, and Zach will destroy all your emotions but you will love it! Jude did break my heart, he made me cry a couple times and the rest of the story was top notch.

by Sarina Bowen
my rating: 5 out of 5 stars

If Jude broke my heart over and over then Zach straight up obliterated it. I was sobbing at points reading this but I loved him and Lark so much!

November Anticipations

All of the books that I’m anticipating for November.

As of right now, the one I’m looking forward to the most is A Million Worlds with You, yes it’s over Heartless, but if you’ve read Ten Thousand Skies Above You then you’ll understand that the ending was insane and I need book 3 right now. I have to know what happens next!

The Sun is Also a Star


Natasha: I’m a girl who believes in science and facts. Not fate. Not destiny. Or dreams that will never come true. I’m definitely not the kind of girl who meets a cute boy on a crowded New York City street and falls in love with him. Not when my family is twelve hours away from being deported to Jamaica. Falling in love with him won’t be my story.

Daniel: I’ve always been the good son, the good student, living up to my parents’ high expectations. Never the poet. Or the dreamer. But when I see her, I forget about all that. Something about Natasha makes me think that fate has something much more extraordinary in store—for both of us.

The Universe: Every moment in our lives has brought us to this single moment. A million futures lie before us. Which one will come true?

A Million Worlds with You

Synopsis: f16_amillionworldswithyouA million universes. A million dangers. One destiny.

The fate of the multiverse rests in Marguerite Caine’s hands. Marguerite has been at the center of a cross-dimensional feud since she first traveled to another universe using her parents’ invention, the Firebird. Only now has she learned the true plans of the evil Triad Corporation—and that those plans could spell doom for dozens or hundreds of universes, each facing total annihilation.

Paul Markov has always been at Marguerite’s side, but Triad’s last attack has left him a changed man—angry and shadowed by tragedy. He struggles to overcome the damage done to him, but despite Marguerite’s efforts to help, Paul may never be the same again.

So it’s up to Marguerite alone to stop the destruction of the multiverse. Billions of lives are at stake. The risks have never been higher. And Triad has unleashed its ultimate weapon: another dimension’s Marguerite—wicked, psychologically twisted, and always one step ahead.

In the epic conclusion to Claudia Gray’s Firebird trilogy, fate and family will be questioned, loves will be won and lost, and the multiverse will be forever changed. It’s a battle of the Marguerites . . . and only one can win.

Blood for Blood

Synopsis: The action-packed, thrilling sequel to Ryan Graudin’s Wolf by Wolf.
There would be blood.
Blood for blood.
Blood to pay.
An entire world of it.

For the resistance in 1950s Germany, the war may be over, but the fight has just begun.

Death camp survivor Yael, who has the power to skinshift, is on the run: the world has just seen her shoot and kill Hitler. But the truth of what happened is far more complicated, and its consequences are deadly. Yael and her unlikely comrades dive into enemy territory to try to turn the tide against the New Order, and there is no alternative but to see their mission through to the end, whatever the cost.

But dark secrets reveal dark truths, and one question hangs over them all: how far can you go for the ones you love?

This gripping, thought-provoking sequel to Wolf by Wolf will grab readers by the throat with its cinematic writing, fast-paced action, and relentless twists.


17659011-_sy540_Synopsis: Long before she was the terror of Wonderland — the infamous Queen of Hearts — she was just a girl who wanted to fall in love.

Catherine may be one of the most desired girls in Wonderland, and a favorite of the yet-unmarried King of Hearts, but her interests lie elsewhere. A talented baker, all she wants is to open a shop with her best friend and supply the Kingdom of Hearts with delectable pastries and confections. But according to her mother, such a goal is unthinkable for the young woman who could be the next Queen.

At a royal ball where Cath is expected to receive the king’s marriage proposal, she meets Jest, the handsome and mysterious court joker. For the first time, she feels the pull of true attraction. At the risk of offending the King and infuriating her parents, she and Jest enter into an intense, secret courtship.

Cath is determined to define her own destiny and fall in love on her terms. But in a land thriving with magic, madness, and monsters, fate has other plans.

Of Fire and Stars


Betrothed since childhood to the prince of Mynaria, Princess Dennaleia has always known what her future holds. Her marriage will seal the alliance between Mynaria and her homeland, protecting her people from other hostile lands. But Denna has a secret. She possesses an Affinity for fire—a dangerous gift for the future queen of a kingdom where magic is forbidden.

Now, Denna must learn the ways of her new home while trying to hide her growing magic. To make matters worse, she must learn to ride Mynaria’s formidable warhorses before her coronation—and her teacher is the person who intimidates her most, the prickly and unconventional Princess Amaranthine (called Mare), sister of her betrothed.

When a shocking assassination leaves the kingdom reeling, Mare and Denna reluctantly join forces to search for the culprit. As the two work together, each discovers there’s more to the other than she thought. Mare is surprised by Denna’s intelligence and bravery, while Denna is drawn to Mare’s independent streak. Soon their friendship is threatening to blossom into something more.

But with dangerous conflict brewing that makes the alliance more important than ever, acting on their feelings could be deadly. Forced to choose between their duty and their hearts, Mare and Denna must find a way to save their kingdoms—and each other.

The Fate of the Tearling

Synopsis: download-1

The thrilling conclusion to the New York Times bestselling Tearling trilogy.

In less than a year, Kelsea Glynn has transformed from a gawky teenager into a powerful monarch. As she has come into her own as the Queen of the Tearling, the headstrong, visionary leader has also transformed her realm. In her quest to end corruption and restore justice, she has made many enemies—including the evil Red Queen, her fiercest rival, who has set her armies against the Tear.

To protect her people from a devastating invasion, Kelsea did the unthinkable—she gave herself and her magical sapphires to her enemy—and named the Mace, the trusted head of her personal guards, Regent in her place. But the Mace will not rest until he and his men rescue their sovereign, imprisoned in Mortmesne.

Now, as the suspenseful endgame begins, the fate of Queen Kelsea—and the Tearling itself—will finally be revealed.


Which books are you looking forward to?

Also which book cover do you like the most? Mine favorite is a tie between A Million Worlds with you, come on its just gorgeous! But also I love the cover for The Sun is Also a Star, its so colorful and happy looking.

September Wrap Up


September wasn’t the greatest month for me, I only read 8 books, and on average I read close to twice that.

Actually, I went back and read through some of my previous wrap ups and every 3rd one says something along the lines of “Gah, I had another reading slump to deal with this month.” So maybe its not me and not the month, but maybe it’s the year. 2016 has not been a good reading year for me so far. Every other month I’m slumpy :/

Despite that I am hoping to read like crazy for the next three months. I really want to complete my Goodreads challenge and my book goals for 2016, there are only three months left and I think I can do it. I am super competitive against myself and I work harder under pressure/deadlines so I think I got this!

Lets get on to the wrap up!

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August Wrap Up


by Sarina Bowen
my rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Omg this was so good!! Basically, I will always listen to Ari over at thedaydreamingbookworm whenever she has a book recommendation, the girl has great taste!


Ten Thousand Skies Above You
by Claudia Gray
my rating: 5 out of 5 stars

I really enjoyed this and I am kicking myself for not reading it sooner. I was really nervous about it being a “filler” book in the trilogy but I was worried for nothing, this was fantastic and gripping.

Every Last Word
by Tamara Ireland Stone
my rating: 5 out of 5 stars
review here

I really loved this, I honestly can’t say enough good things about it, just go read it!

PS I like You
by Kasie West
my rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Overall I thought this was cute and fluffy (which is a relieve because that’s the entire reason I bought it lol)

by Amy Tintera
my rating: 3 out of 5 stars

I was actually disappointed with this, there was a lot of hype and the book didn’t deliver for me. That being said I will definitely continue with the trilogy.


Clipped Wings
by Helena Hunting
my rating: 5 out of 5 stars
review here

Oh Hayden, my new book bf. This was probably one of my favorite books I read over the month.

Inked Armor
by Helena Hunting
my rating: 3 out of 5 stars

And then sadly, I didnt care for the second book. It just didn’t deliver the same emotional feelings

It Ends With Us
by Colleen Hoover
my rating: 3 out of 5 stars

So I have kind of mixed feelings about this, on one hand, it was powerful, emotional, and sent a very strong message. On the other hand, I felt like something was missing from the novel, its hard to say.

The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer
by Michelle Hodkins
my rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Holy mind blowing f*ck. This was amazing!


Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
by J.K. Rowling
my rating: 3 out of 5 stars

Overall I just thought this was alright, didn’t love it, didn’t hate it, don’t regret buying it. So just alright

Second Chance Summer
by Morgan Matson
my rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars

This was my least favorite of the month and my least favorite Morgan Matson book. I did not enjoy it at all.

The Outsiders
by S.E. Hinton
my rating: 5 out of 5 stars



So that’s my wrap-up for August.
Favorite read: Clipped Wings
Least Favorite: Second Chance Summer

July Wrap Up

TBR (1)




The Lost Hero
by Rick Riordan
my rating 3 out of 5 stars

There is just something with me and Rick Riordan, I don’t think his books are for me, I didn’t love Percy Jackson and I didn’t care for book 1 of this series either, I still plan on continuing on, but this was so slow and I had to force myself to keep reading at so many points


Dragonfly in Amber
by Diana Gabaldon
my rating 5 out of 5 stars

I did it! I finally finished DiA! Cue happy book dance! Once I got really absorbed into the story I didn’t want to stop reading it at all.


Dreams of Gods and Monsters
by Laini Taylor
my rating: 5 out of 5 stars

I heard so many good things about the 3rd book in this trilogy and I was a little nervous going into it but I shouldn’t have been, this was beautiful and a perfect masterpiece! If you haven’t read Daughter of Smoke and Bone yet I highly recommend picking it up.


This Savage Song
by Victoria Schwab
my rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Another Victoria Schwab masterpiece, I cannot praise this enough, I love her writing and especially her worldbuilding I always feel like I’m there with her characters.


Open Road Summer
by Emery Lord
my rating: 4 out of 5 stars

After reading this Savage Song I was craving a little bit of a contemporary read and decided to pick up Open Road Summer and I really enjoyed it, there was a great friendship between the girls and a fun romance, the MC was super badass and I loved it.


Point of Retreat
by Colleen Hoover
my rating: 3 out of 5 stars

I was craving me some CoHo and decided to pick up Point of Retreat, now I did not like Slammed, the type of romance drove me nuts but the relationship did change a bit and that made it easier for me to get through this. There are still some parts that did irritate the crap out of me but overall it was okay.


Red Rising
by Pierce Brown
my rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Wow. Just wow, this book blew me away, it was so good! I would recommend having Golden Son nearby to pick up asap after reading RR, seriously, the wait to get my hands on Golden Son is killing me!


by Colleen Hoover
my rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Red Rising put me in a bit of a reading slump so I picked up Hopeless and I am so glad I did, I was hesitant to read it since I’ve seen a lot of mixed reviews but I loved it so much!! It was heartbreaking and…well mostly just heartbreaking.

what can I say? I like to feel the feels.


Losing Hope
by Colleen Hoover
my rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Oh, look more heartbreak! Seriously, this was more heartbreaking than Hopeless, I didn’t think it was possible but it was.


Finding Cinderella
by Colleen Hoover
my rating: 3 out of 5 stars

Overall this was just alright, it didn’t really do anything for me but it was nice to see more of Six.


by Sasha Alsberg and Lindsey Cummings
my rating: 2 out of 5 stars

I wanted to like this, I really really wanted to like this, but mostly because it’s Sasha you know? But yeah I did not enjoy this.


Of Poseidon
by Anna Banks
my rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars

While I was vacationing in Hawaii I decided that I needed a mermaid read to read while I was on the beach and I thought this was alright, I didn’t love it, I didn’t hate it. Just meh.


Paper Princess
by Erin Watt
my rating: 5 out of 5 stars

OMG OMG OMG!!! Loved this! Ari over at the daydreamingbookworm has been raving about this and psyching people up for Broken Prince and I decided that I needed to read this immediately. I was going to wait until book 3 came out but I couldn’t wait.


Broken Prince
by Erin Watt
my rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Just as good as book 1! Seriously go read these!

Completed Audiobooks


Snow Like Ashes
by Sarah Raasch
my rating: 5 out of 5 stars

I had forgotten how much I liked this world and how much I liked Meera! The narrator was great and overall I had no complaints about this.

Favorites of the Month

Dreams of Gods and Monsters
This Savage Song
Red Rising




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