May Wrap Up

I didn’t realize until I was typing up this post but last month was full of rereads and 3 star reads! What a time!

Goodreads pages are linked!

City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
Rating: ★★★★
This was a reread! My feelings haven’t changed since the first time I read it. I still think it is a super fun and quick read.

The One by Kiera Cass
Rating: ★★★★★
Reread! This is such a fantastic finale to a fun trilogy. I still can’t believe what all happened. These books are definitely a wild ride.

City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare
Rating: ★★★
Again, this was a reread! Here are my thoughts from the first time I read the book.
I liked it, just not as much as the first book. There were a few cliffhangers that has me REALLY excited about the next book. I probably would have gave this 4 stars if it wasn’t for the whole Jace/Clary thing. It’s just so weird. We didn’t get a for sure answer, but I can still see the hints that maybe they aren’t actually brother and sister. But y’all, they think they are related & they (especially Jace) are okay with having a romantic relationship. Like Jace even said they could keep it a secret. What on earth?? No. 

The Life and Medieval Times of Kit Sweetly by Jamie Pacton
Rating: ★★★
This was an okay read for me. I loved the overall message but I feel like the book was trying to tackle way too much. Between work, family issues, college planning, friendships and romance, you ne we really knew what the main focus was supposed to be. 

City of Glass by Cassandra Clare
Rating: ★★★★
Yet another reread. Here were my thoughts from the first time I read it.
I really loved this…like a lot. It was action packed & FULL of twists.

Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare
Rating: ★★★
After three tries I finally finished this book. I enjoyed it more than I thought I was going to. I like the characters, but I didn’t quite connect with them as much as I did with the ones from TMI. The ending was a bit of a cliffhanger so I am excited to continue on with the trilogy.

Twilight by Stephenie Meyer
Rating: —
Reread! Y’all, it’s Twilight. I don’t really feel like I have to say anything about it. Love it or hate it, we all have nostalgia over it. There is no way I can give this a rating.

The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes bu Suzanne Collins
Rating: ★★★
I’ll admit, I wasn’t the biggest fan of The Hinger Games. So you’re probably wondering why I read this prequel then. And to that I don’t really have an answer. I think I got caught up in everyone’s excitement so I picked it up on it’s release day. This book was divided into three parts. The first and second parts were fantastic. I was so invested and it was a solid  4 stars. But then part three hit and that’s when it fall apart for me. I lost interest basically. I don’t feel like this needed to be over 500 pages. I wish there was more a connection between this book and the original trilogy.

New Moon by Stephenie Meyer
Rating: —
Reread! Again, it’s Twilight so no rating! I will say that this is my least favorite book in the series. I didn’t like the whole Romeo & Juliet thing when I read it 10 years ago and still don’t like it now. 

One to Watch by Kate Stayman-London
Rating: ★★★★★
Absolutely loved this! My review will go up on June 22.

What did you read last month?? Any 5 star reads?

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April & OWLs Magical Readathon Wrap Up

Y’all, I read 10 and a half books in April!! I have NO idea how that happened, but I am beyond happy about it. I am out of my weird slump and I’m reading at full force! 

Goodreads pages will be linked.

OWLs Magical Readathon

I decided to go for the Seer career which meant that I had to complete three classes. I changed up my TBR a little but I did in fact pass my OWLs. This readathon is so much fun and I can’t wait to see what I’ll have to read in August for the NEWTs!

➸ Astronomy: read majority of this book when it’s dark outside
The Turn of the Key by Ruth Ware
Rating: ★★★★
This was my first time reading a Ruth Ware book and I can definitely say I will be reading more! I was so invested in the story and I never wanted to stop reading. The twists were wild and I didn’t seem the coming.

➸ Divination: assign numbers to your TBR and use a random number generator to pick your read
Wilder Girls by Rory Power
Rating: ★★★★
When I started reading this I was literally in my head thinking “Is this story about me?” Wilder Girls follows Hetty who is under quarantine because of a strange sickness. Sound familiar?? But wait, it gets better. Hetty has one eye and ummm I DO TOO! Needless to say I picked a super weird time to read this book! 😂 I did really enjoy this though. The writing was descriptive, the characters were complex and the setting was perfection! I have always heard that this book was full of gore and it is, but it’s not to the level that I was expecting. It’s the perfect amount of gross for a YA. I couldn’t give a full 5 stars because I didn’t care for the ending. It was a bit abrupt and too open ended.

➸ Ancient Runes: heart on the cover or in the title
More Than We Can Tell by Brigid Kemmerer
Rating: ★★★★
This is a companion to Letters to the Lost and I loved it! I know I can always count on Brigid Kemmerer to bring me a story that will leave me wanting more. Check out my full review here!

Everything Else

It Sounded Better in My Head by Nina Kenwood
Rating: ★★★★.5
I had an absolute blast reading this YA contemporary! This was one of those books that I couldn’t put down. When I had to take breaks all I thought about were the characters. I could honestly read 500 more pages. Check out my full review here!

The Life Below by Alexandra Monir
Rating: ★★★★
If you haven’t picked up this duology, you need to!! It’s fun and suspenseful. If you love the Illuminae Files then you will most likely enjoy these books too. I couldn’t give this a full 5 stars because the ending was weird. It felt like there needed to be another chapter or two to wrap things up better.

Admission by Julie Buxbaum
Rating: ★★★
This was an interesting look at privilege and responsibility. I read an eARC thinking the release date was this month, but it has been moved to December. I’m not sure when my review will go up, but I will say that this was just an okay read for me.

This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab
Rating: ★★★★★
Reread! It’s been a while since I first read this! I forgot how much I loved the world. It’s dark and super creepy. The characters are so unique too. August Flynn is a gem and deserves the entire world.

Something to Talk About by Meryl Wilsner
Rating: ★★★★
A debut F/F romance set in Hollywood! My full review won’t go live until May 19, but if you enjoy slow burn romances….add this to your TBR! 

The Selection by Kiera Cass
Rating: ★★★★★
My friend Lacey recently reread this series and it made me want to reread them too! I ended up bumping this up to a 5 star rating. Is this the best book ever? No. Is it an absolute blast to read? YES!

Fractured Tide by Leslie Lutz
Rating: DNF
First I want to say thank you to the publisher for sending a finished copy. I wanted to love this book, but sadly that didn’t happen. The writing wasn’t for me. I was confused about half of the time. I even had to go back and reread multiple parts. After a week of trying my hardest to get invested in the sorry, I decided it was time to put it down. I’m super bummed about it. Release date is May 5.

The Elite by Kiera Cass
Rating: ★★★★
Again, I am rereading the series. I still didn’t like America’s jealously in this book, but it’s still a great sequel.

What did you read in April??

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March Wrap Up

I already talked about this a little last week, but wow last month was a dumpster fire. I had the hardest time paying attention to anything so unfortunately I had to scrap my TBR. It made me really sad to do that but I didn’t want my mood to affect my feelings for a book. Instead, I did a few rereads and thankfully, they really helped me get back on track.

Lair of Dreams by Libba Bray
Rating: ★★★★
Overall I did really like this book. I love the characters so much and I enjoyed learning more about them. The last 150 pages were incredible and has me very excited for the third book. My only issue was that there was SO much going on and I didn’t know where exactly the story was going. 

The Sun Down Motel by Simone St. James
Rating: ★★★★★
This was my first time reading an adult thriller and I was NOT disappointed! Full review is coming soon. 

Woven in Moonlight bu Isabel Ibañez
Rating: ★★★★
This was a pretty solid debut. The writing was beautiful and the magic was interesting. I will say it was a tad predictable, but still enjoyable! 

The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli
Rating: ★★★★★
If I could give this book 100 stars I would. This was a reread for me and I forgot how much I loved the characters. I don’t know if Becky Albertalli somehow knew me in high school because I swear this story was written about me. I was Molly and Molly was me. I so wish this book was around during my teenage years.

Nevermoor: The Trails of Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townsend
Rating: ★★★★★
Another reread! I needed to refresh my memory before continuing to the sequel. This time around I decided to bump it up to 5 stars because it really is that great! 

Wundersmith: The Calling of Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townsend
Rating: ★★★★★
I LOVED this! I feel like a lot of people are sleeping on this series. It’s so much fun. I can’t wait for the third book! I highly recommend the audiobook. The narrator is absolutely incredible. She really brings life to the characters.

Have you read any of these books?? How was your reading in March??

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February Wrap Up

Even though February is the shortest month, I managed to read seven books!

Goodreads pages & reviews will be linked!

Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco

Rating: ★★★★

This was a reread for me. I have been wanting to continue with the series but I needed a refresher. I loved this book even more the second time around. Audrey Rose is so ahead of her time and she doesn’t take crap from anyone!

The Final Six bu Alexandra Monir

Rating: ★★★★★

Well this book was a total surprise. I really didn’t think I would love it as much as I did. The concept was right up my alley and I was so invested in the story. This is a dystopian where the Earth isn’t a safe place to live anymore because of climate change. Twenty-four teens are chosen to do space training and eventually six of them will scout a new planet. I’m looking forward to the next book because I have a ton of questions that needs answers!

Harley in the Sky by Akemi Dawn Bowman

Rating: ★★★★

I’m still in love with the circus setting that was in this book! Read my full review here!

Well Met by Jen DeLuca

Rating: ★★★★★

I read this for contemporaryathon and oh my gosh I loved it! It was everything I didn’t even know I needed. The romance was 10/10. It was enemies to lovers which is one of my favorite tropes. The Renaissance Faire setting was so much fun. I’ve never been to one but I want to go now. I am so excited for the next book in this companion series.

Bent Heavens by Daniel Kraus

Rating: ★★

Unfortunately, this book did not work for me at all. Read my full review here.

Ice Planet Barbarians by Ruby Dixon

Rating: ★★★★

A few months ago I saw a ton of people reading this book. They either really liked it or flat out hated it. I decided to pick it up at random one day. I really didn’t know anything about it going in and thank gosh I didn’t. This was probably the weirdest book I’ve ever read and I didn’t hate it?? It was a mindless & fun read. There definitely wasn’t much to it besides a whole bunch of smutty scenes. I’m not sure if I will continue with the rest of the series though.

The Lucky Ones by Liz Lawson

Rating: ★★★★.5

Wow, this book was a tough one to get through. I will have a full review up very soon! I have lots of feelings.

What did you read last month?? Have you read any of these books?

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A Pretty Late January Wrap Up

Hi everyone!

Even though it’s super late, they are back! I am so happy to be doing monthly wrap ups again. I stopped posting them last year because it was so overwhelming to me. Mostly because I waited until the very last minute to write them out. I am not going to do that anymore though. This year I am going to write out my thoughts after I finish each book. This way all of my opinions are fresh in my mind. I really hope this works out better for me.

All the Stars and Teeth by Adalyn Grace
Rating: ★★★★★
I loved everything about this. The world, magic and characters were inedible. If this isn’t on your radar yet, please check it out. I know it is only February but I can definitely see this gorgeous story making my favorites list of 2020. Read my full review here.

Come Tumbling Down by Seanan McGuire
Rating: ★★★★
The fifth book in the Wayward Children series. I loved that we got to see characters that we haven’t heard from in a while. I always enjoy learning more about Jack and Jill and their world. I am so excited for the next book in this beautifully strange series.

Lucky Caller by Emma Mllls
Rating: ★★★★
This was a classic Emma Mills book. It had wonderful friendships and a super sweet romance. Check out my full review here.

Maybe in Another Life by Taylor Jenkins Reid
Rating: ★★★★.5
At this point, I am convinced that Taylor Jenkins Reid is a pure genius. I have loved everything I’ve read by her. I thought the concept of this book was so interesting. Both paths came with it’s ups and downs so it was impossible to choose which was better. This book made me decide to read all of TJR backlist this year!

The Loneliest Girl in the Universe by Lauren James
Rating: ★★★★
I went into this book knowing that I should expect the unexpected, but wow. I really enjoyed this story. It reminded me a lot of the Illuminae Files which I loved. It was wild, creepy and suspenseful.

Josh and Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating by Christina Lauren
Rating: ★★★★
Really enjoyed this! It was a fun & quick read. I loved Josh & Hazel so much. Their chemistry was 10/10. The only reason I couldn’t give this a full 5 stars was because of the ending. It took a turn and I thought it was kind of unnecessary. Other than that, the story was great. I will definitely read more from Christina Lauren in the future.

Tweet Cute by Emma Lord
Rating: ★★★
I originally gave this 4 stars, but looking back I have to drop it to a 3. I enjoyed Tweet Cute but it was just an okay read for me. Definitely fun & quirky.

Havenfall by Sara Holland
Rating: ★★★★
I had such a great time reading this book. It was just so enjoyable. I was deeply invested in the plot, characters and worlds that I never wanted it to end. Check out my full review here.

What did you read in January? Any 5 star reads?

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Every Book I Read in 2019

Hi everyone!

Today I’m sharing all of the books I read in 2019. If I did a review, then it will be linked!

  1. The Cruel Prince by Holly Black: 4 stars (reread)
  2. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins: 4 stars
  3. City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare: 3 stars
  4. City of Glass by Cassandra Clare: 4 stars
  5. The Way I Used to Be by Amber Smith: 4 stars
  6. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins: 3 stars
  7. King of Scars by Leigh Bardugo: 4 stars
  8. The Lost Sisters by Holly Black: 4 stars
  9. The Wicked King by Holly Black: 5 stars
  10. The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon: 4 stars
  11. The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner: 5 stars
  12. Ivy Aberdeen’s Letter to the World by Ashley Herring Blake: 5 stars
  13. On the Come Up by Angie Thomas: 5 stars
  14. Illuminae by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff: 4 stars
  15. Starry Eyes by Jenn Bennett: 5 Stars
  16. Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins: 2 stars
  17. Heretics Anonymous by Katie Henry: 4.5 stars
  18. Caraval by Stephanie Garber: 5 stars (reread)
  19. Restore Me by Tahereh Mafi: 4 stars (reread)
  20. Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo: 5 stars
  21. Gemina by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff: 5 stars
  22. Legendary by Stephanie Garber: 5 stars (reread)
  23. The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang: 5 stars (reread)
  24. Skyward by Brandon Sanderson: 5 stars
  25. The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid: 5 stars
  26. Throne of Glass by Sarah J Maas: 3 stars
  27. A Curse So Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer: 5 stars
  28. The Distance Between Us by Kasie West: 2 stars
  29. Finale by Stephanie Garber: 4.5 stars
  30. Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston: 4.5 stars
  31. Obsidio by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff: 4 stars
  32. Stay Sweet by Siobhan Vivian: 5 stars
  33. Daisy Jones and the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid: 4 stars
  34. The Bride Test by Helen Hoang: 3 stars
  35. Misadventures of a Curvy Girl by Sierra Simone: 4 stars
  36. I Wish You All the Best by Mason Deaver: 5 stars
  37. Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli: 5 stars (reread)
  38. Aurora Rising by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff: 3 stars
  39. The Wedding Date by Jasmine Guillory: 3 stars
  40. The Princess and the Fangirl by Ashley Poston: 5 stars
  41. Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson: 3 stars
  42. Letters to the Lost by Brigid Kemmerer: 5 stars
  43. She’s the Worst by Lauren Spieller: 3.5 stars
  44. Shadow of the Fox by Julie Kagawa: 5 stars (reread)
  45. Fix Her Up by Tessa Bailey: 4 stars
  46. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky: 2 stars
  47. Prince Charming by Rachel Hawkins: 3 stars
  48. The Raging Ones by Krista & Becca Ritchie: 5 stars (reread)
  49. Memento by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff: 5 stars
  50. A Lesson in Thorns by Sierra Simone: 5 stars
  51. The Bone Houses by Emily Lloyd Jones: 5 stars
  52. Always Never Yours by Emily Wibberley & Austin Siegemund-Broka: 4 stars
  53. Undead Girl Gang by Lily Anderson: 3.5 stars
  54. House of Salt ad Sorrows by Erin A Craig: 4 stars
  55. Sky in the Deep by Adrienne Young: 4 stars (reread)
  56. Alex, Approximately by Jenn Bennett: 3 stars
  57. The Wicked Deep by Shea Ernshaw: 5 stars (reread)
  58. Reverie by Ryan La Sala: 4 stars
  59. The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo: 5 stars
  60. Winterwood by Shea Ernshaw: 4.5 stars
  61. Nevermoor: The Trails of Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townsend: 4 stars
  62. Sawkill Girls by Claire Lagrand: 4 stars
  63. Through the Woods by Emily Carroll: 2 stars
  64. Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake: 2 stars
  65. Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire: 5 stars
  66. Down Among the Sticks and Bones by Seanan McGuire: 4 stars
  67. Beneath the Sugar Sky by Seanan McGuire: 4 stars
  68. Coraline by Neil Gaiman: 3 stars
  69. The Diviners by Libba Bray: 4 stars
  70. In an Absent Dream by Seanan McGuire: 5 stars
  71. Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo: 5 stars
  72. Five Dark Fates by Kendare Blake: 5 stars
  73. The Start of Me and You by Emery Lord: 4 stars
  74. Pumpkinheads by Rainbow Rowell: 5 stars
  75. A Heart So Fierce and Broken by Brigid Kemmerer: 5 stars
  76. The Map from Here to There by Emery Lord: 5 stars
  77. It’s My Life by Stacie Ramey: 3 stars
  78. The Queen of Nothing by Holly Black: 3 stars
  79. Belle Révolte by Linsey Miller: 4 stars
  80. What Kind of Girl by Alyssa Sheinmel: 4 stars
  81. The Grace Year by Kim Liggett: 5 stars
  82. The Girl the Sea Gave Back by Adrienne Young: 4 stars
  83. Girls on the Verge by Sharon Biggs Waller: 5 stars
  84. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone: 5 stars (reread)
  85. The Actor’s Life by Jenna Fischer: N/A
  86. Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo: 5 stars (reread)
  87. Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo: 5 stars (reread) 

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March Wrap Up

Another month, another wrap up!

Last month was a little chaotic for me, but I did manage to read six books & I’m pretty happy about that!

Starry Eyes by Jenn Bennett
Rating: ★★★★★
This book was so fun & super cute! I love Zorie & Lennon. They are my new favorites! I’m not the type who loves being out in nature, but I really enjoyed the hiking adventure the two go on. This was my first time reading a book from Jenn Bennett & it definitely won’t be my last!

Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
Rating: ★★
You can read my mashup trilogy review here

Heretics Anonymous by Katie Henry
Rating: ★★★★.5
I LOVED the overall message & the humor was 10/10 amazing! The only reason I didn’t give a full 5 stars was because of the romance. I didn’t feel like the chemistry was really there. I’m definitely looking forward to Katie Henry’s next book that comes out later this year!

Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo
Rating: ★★★★★
I am so not surprised this was a 5 star read for me! I mean, it’s about one of my favorite superheroes & it’s written by my favorite author! What I really loved about this book was that it shows the power of female friendship. Diana, Alia and Nim were a fierce trio and I love them!

Caraval by Stephanie Garber
Rating: ★★★★★
This was a reread. I love love LOVE this book. It’s so magical & mysterious. You have no idea what is real or who you can trust. Stephanie Garber’s writing is so beautiful. You can visualize the world of Caraval as you read! I can’t wait to reread Legendary in April!

Restore Me by Tahereh Mafi
Rating: ★★★★
This was a reread. I forgot just how insane the ending of this book was. I’m so interested to see what all happens in Defy Me! I have so many questions.

Have you read any of these books? What was your favorite read in March?

February Wrap Up

Is it just me, or did February fly by? 

I read 8 books last month and wow, there were some really good ones!

King of Scars by Leigh Bardugo
Rating: ★★★★
Check out my review

The Lost Sisters by Holly Black
Rating: ★★★★
This is a novella to The Cruel Prince. It is told in the form of a letter to Jude from Taryn. It is kind of her apology, although not really. Taryn and Locke are still the absolute worst, but I really enjoyed this. It was nice to see things from Taryn’s point of view, but honestly, it didn’t add anything to the main story.

The Wicked King by Holly Black
Rating: ★★★★★
Check out my review

The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon
Rating: ★★★
I originally had this as 4 stars but after thinking about it, it’s more of a 3 star read for me. The romance was really cute, but so unrealistic. If you like instalove stories…this book is perfect for you!


The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner
Rating: ★★★★★
The Serpent King follows three teenagers as they struggle to find out who they are & who they want to be. Dill, Lydia and Travis are so different from one another, but the friendship they have is so special. I’m still not over this book. It seriously broke my heart. There’s one huge event that happens & I was no where near prepared for it. I still don’t know how to put all of my feelings into words. So I’m just going to say…read this book! Jeff Zentner’s writing is absolutely beautiful. I’m looking forward to reading more of his work.

Ivy Aberdeen’s Letter to the World by Ashley Herring Blake
Rating: ★★★★★
This is a middle story about family, friendships and sexuality. It was perfect and beautiful. Everyone needs to read this!

On the Come Up by Angie Thomas
Rating: ★★★★★
Absolutely loved this!  I was so invested in this story. The main character Bri is so talented and I was rooting for her the entire time. I can’t wait to see what Angie Thomas will do next.

Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
Rating: ★★★★
What a crazy ride this book was! I was on the edge of my seat the entire time. I thought it would take me a long time to get through the book, but um… no, it was very hard to put down. The twists and turns were so good and that ending! I am so excited to pick up Gemina. I highly recommend listening to the audiobook and following along with the physical book. The audio has a full cast and sound effects. It’s fantastic. It is such a cool way to experience this story.

Was February a good reading month for you?

January Wrap Up

It’s my first wrap up on this blog! Woohoo!

January was such a weird reading month for me. I didn’t get to everything I wanted to, but I also had no idea what I wanted to read. Not the best way to kick off the year. Oh well…I’m moving on!

The Cruel Prince by Holly Black
Rating: ★★★★
I started off 2019 with a reread. I needed to refresh my memory before the sequel. I completely forgot just how cruel this book is. It’s full of twists and turns. Like the suspense is real. Super excited for the The Wicked King!

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
Rating: ★★★★
Since it is my first time reading this trilogy, I think I’m going to do a mini mash up review once I finish the other books. So I’m not going to say much now. Just know that I LOVED this book, but oh my gosh it was brutal.

City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare
Rating: ★★★
I went back and forth with my rating. I liked it, just not as much as City of Bones.

There were a few cliffhangers that had me REALLY excited about picking up the next book.

I probably would have bumped it to 4 stars if it wasn’t for the whole Jace/Clary thing. It was just so weird. We didn’t get a for sure answer, but I could still see the hints that maybe they weren’t actually brother and sister. But y’all, they thought they were related & they (especially Jace) were okay with having a romantic relationship. Like Jace even said they could keep it a secret. What on earth?? No.

City of Glass by Cassandra Clare
Rating: ★★★★
I feel like this was a huge improvement from the previous book. I was on the edge of my seat the entire time. It was action packed and FULL of twists. It was fun to try and guess what was going to happen…I was usually wrong, but it was still fun. Everything was explained. It all made sense. The only reason I didn’t give this 5 stars is Clary/Jace. I just don’t like them together whatsoever.

The Way I Used to Be by Amber Smith
Rating: ★★★★
This book didn’t just break my heart, it shattered into tiny pieces. The Way I Used to Be follows Eden, who at the beginning is fourteen. One night her brother’s best friend comes into her room and rapes her. She ends up burying the truth from everyone. The story is broken into four parts. Eden’s freshman, sophomore, junior and senior year of high school. Each year shows Eden facing the aftermath of sexual assault.

I’ve tried so many times to put my thoughts into words, but I don’t feel like anything I say will give this book the justice it deserves. It’s powerful and so needed. Amber Smith does a fantastic job at describing the lasting effects of trauma. I highly recommend picking it up. It will be hard to get through but worth it.

Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
Rating: ★★★
Like I said, be on the lookout for a mash up review soon! I have feelings about this one.

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What was your favorite read from January?