December 31, 2020

My 2020 Retrospective

My 2020 Retrospective
2020 definitely didn't end up going as I'd anticipated at all. It was a year filled with so many difficulties and heartbreaking events all around the world (some of which are still happening, and many countries and causes still require our help in spreading the word or donating what we can)…

December 30, 2020

Abbreviations #116: Wonder Woman: Warbringer, Terrier + The Rise of Kyoshi

Abbreviations #116: Wonder Woman: Warbringer, Terrier + The Rise of Kyoshi
It only took me three years, but I finally read Wonder Woman: Warbringer and I loved it! This novel is penned by Leigh Bardugo (one of my favorites) as part of the DC Icons series, which is a series of novels that reimagine some of our favorite DC superheroes as teens. Diana is insecure about her p…

December 29, 2020

Book Review: Lore

Book Review: Lore
Lore , the upcoming standalone fantasy from Alexandra Bracken, was one of my most anticipated 2021 books. And friends, I’m so happy to report that I felt like it lived up to my high hopes! Set in my beloved New York City, Lore centers around an event that happens every seven years called the Agon – …

December 28, 2020

Abbreviations #115: Skyhunter, Cold Snap + The Bone Shard Daughter

Abbreviations #115: Skyhunter, Cold Snap + The Bone Shard Daughter
Skyhunter is a series starter is set in the nation of Mara, the last independent nation whose freedom is as fiercely guarded as the borders patrolled by the elite military force known as the Strikers. Our heroine is Talin, a young female Striker who does not speak and communicates primarily in sign…

December 23, 2020

Custom Taylor-ed: Lover, folklore + evermore

Custom Taylor-ed: Lover, folklore + evermore
It's no secret that I'm a Taylor Swift fan. Her music has been the dominant soundtrack for many of the biggest, most memorable moments in my life, and I'm always admiring her creativity and cleverness with every new release. I've seen her in concert (three times when she was on tour…

December 22, 2020

Custom Taylor-ed: Red, 1989 + Reputation

Custom Taylor-ed: Red, 1989 + Reputation
It's no secret that I'm a Taylor Swift fan. Her music has been the dominant soundtrack for many of the biggest, most memorable moments in my life, and I'm always admiring her creativity and cleverness with every new release. I've seen her in concert (three times when she was on tour…

December 21, 2020

Custom Taylor-ed: Taylor Swift, Fearless + Speak Now

Custom Taylor-ed: Taylor Swift, Fearless + Speak Now
It's no secret that I'm a Taylor Swift fan. Her music has been the dominant soundtrack for many of the biggest, most memorable moments in my life, and I'm always admiring her creativity and cleverness with every new release. I've seen her in concert (three times when she was on tour…

December 18, 2020

Series Review: Sisterhood #1-5

Series Review: Sisterhood #1-5
If you’ve been a consistent reader since childhood, you probably have those books and series that you’ll always feel nostalgic about. The Sisterhood series (specifically the first four novels) makes me feel this way. I read and reread those books so many times when I was younger, and I’ll always fe…

December 17, 2020

Abbreviations #114: Prosper Redding, Cassidy Blake + The Girl and the Witch's Garden

Abbreviations #114: Prosper Redding, Cassidy Blake + The Girl and the Witch's Garden
Alexandra Bracken’s middle grade fantasy series Prosper Redding , which includes The Dreadful Tale of Prosper Redding and The Last Life of Prince Alastor , was a delight to devour in October. The series begins with Prosper Redding, the most unexceptional member of the Redding clan, discovering that h…

December 16, 2020

Paranormal Book Club: Born Wicked

Paranormal Book Club: Born Wicked
Welcome to another Paranormal Book Club post! The Paranormal Book Club is a casual book club I do with my friends Rachel , Kristin & DJ , and it came into being because we decided we wanted to revisit (or experience for the first time) a few older YA paranormal/fantasy books together. Rachel, DJ …

December 15, 2020

Abbreviations #113: In a Holidaze, Well Played + The Midnight Library

Abbreviations #113: In a Holidaze, Well Played + The Midnight Library
If you’re in the mood for a holiday rom-com read, In A Holidaze could be the book for you! Christina Lauren’s latest release centers around Maelyn Jones, who is despairing over a few things this holiday season: the fact that she still lives with her parents, her job situation, a drunken lapse of ju…