The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes

The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes (The Hunger Games #0) by Suzanne Collins (2020)

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YA/NA Fiction | Dystopia
5 starsBlurb:

“It is the morning of the reaping that will kick off the 10th annual Hunger Games. In the Capitol, 18-year-old Coriolanus Snow is preparing for his one shot at glory as a mentor in the Games. The once-mighty house of Snow has fallen on hard times, its fate hanging on the slender chance that Coriolanus will be able to out charm, outwit, and outmaneuver his fellow students to mentor the winning tribute. Continue reading

Top Ten Books Read in 2019

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I’ve been lucky enough this year to read a great number of books so trying to choose only ten favorites was incredibly difficult, but at last here we are. The year 2019 has come to an end and to reflect briefly on those months that have passed I’ve come up with my traditional list of the top ten books I read & reviewed this year along with some honorable mentions Continue reading

Kingdom of Ash

Kingdom of Ash (Throne of Glass #7) by Sarah J. Maas (2018)

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YA/NA Fiction | Fantasy
4.5 starsBlurb:

The final battle is here.

Aelin Galathynius has vowed to save her people―but at a tremendous cost. Locked within an iron coffin by the Queen of the Fae, Aelin must draw upon her fiery will as she endures months of torture. The knowledge that yielding to Maeve will doom those she loves keeps her from breaking, but her resolve is unraveling with each passing day… Continue reading

Morning Star

Morning Star (Red Rising #3) by Pierce Brown (2016)

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Fiction | Sci-Fi
4 StarsBlurb:

“Darrow would have lived in peace, but his enemies brought him war. The Gold overlords demanded his obedience, hanged his wife, and enslaved his people. But Darrow is determined to fight back. Risking everything to transform himself and breach Gold society, Darrow has battled to survive the cutthroat rivalries that breed Society’s mightiest warriors, climbed the ranks, and waited patiently to unleash the revolution that will tear the hierarchy apart from within. Continue reading

Mexican Whiteboy

Mexican Whiteboy by Matt de la Peña (2008)

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Teen Fiction | Contemporary
4 StarsBlurb:

“Danny’s tall and skinny. Even though he’s not built, his arms are long enough to give his pitch a power so fierce any college scout would sign him on the spot. Ninety-five mile an hour fastball, but the boy’s not even on a team. Every time he gets up on the mound he loses it. Continue reading

Tower of Dawn

Tower of Dawn (Throne of Glass #6) by Sarah J. Maas (2017)

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YA/NA Fiction | Fantasy
3.5 StarsBlurb:

A glorious empire . . .
A desperate quest . . .

Chaol Westfall and Nesryn Faliq have arrived in the shining city of Antica to forge an alliance with the Khagan of the Southern Continent, whose vast armies are Erilea’s last hope. But they have also come to Antica for another purpose: to seek healing at the famed Torre Cesme for the wounds Chaol received in Rifthold. Continue reading

The Festival of Trial and Ember

The Festival of Trial and Ember (Faerie Festival #1) by Logan Miehl (2017)

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Teen Fiction | Fantasy
3.5 StarsBlurb:

A dangerous summer festival. A throne left empty. A forgotten world of faeries in a time of shadow and treason.

Roisín, seventeen years old, is biding her time till graduation. When the shadows around her come to life, she discovers no one else can see these strange creatures except her and her brother. Continue reading

Blog Tour | One Day at Disney

ONE DAY AT DISNEY

Disney played a major role in my childhood and to this day I remain an avid fan (particularly to the classics I grew up on) so when this tour popped up I of course had to throw my hat in the ring to be a part of it. I am so thrilled to share my stop on this tour with my review of this exciting look into the vast array of people working behind the scenes to bring the unique and groundbreaking magic that is Disney. Keep reading for more on the book, a trailer for the documentary, giveaways and sweepstakes, my review, and more!
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The Manhattan Ten

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After regaining the rights to her series, Lola Dodge is at last able to re-release this thrilling set of superhero novellas to the world! These novellas are fast, exciting, bite-sized pieces of adult fiction featuring superpowers good and evil with romance threaded between. I was pumped to receive an ARC of book one, Ivory, so I’ve added my review below! Dodge’s current plan is to release one novella a month beginning in October so keep an eye out! (I’ll keep updating this post as more info is released!)  Continue reading

Empire of Storms

Empire of Storms (Throne of Glass #5) by Sarah J. Maas (2016)

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YA/NA Fiction | Fantasy
5 starsBlurb:

Kingdoms will collide.

The long path to the throne has only just begun for Aelin Galathynius as war looms on the horizon. Loyalties have been broken and bought, friends have been lost and gained, and those who possess magic find themselves at odds with those who don’t. Continue reading