Scythe by Neal Shusterman | Book Review

scytheAuthor: Neal Shusterman

Series: Arc of a Scythe #1

Genre: YA Science Fiction/Fantasy

Format: Hardcover

Page Count: 435

Rating: ★★★★☆

“You have three hundred sixty-five days of immunity.” And then, looking him in the eye, said, “And I’ll be seeing you on day three hundred sixty-six.”  


Thou shalt kill.

A world with no hunger, no disease, no war, no misery. Humanity has conquered all those things, and has even conquered death. Now scythes are the only ones who can end life—and they are commanded to do so, in order to keep the size of the population under control.

Citra and Rowan are chosen to apprentice to a scythe—a role that neither wants. These teens must master the “art” of taking life, knowing that the consequence of failure could mean losing their own. Continue reading

3 Days 3 Quotes- Day 1 | Book Tag Sunday

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Hello all, and welcome back to another Book Tag Sunday! Now, I’m sure it’s no longer Sunday for some of you reading this, but I promise I did mean to get this up earlier. However, my computer decided to have all sorts of issues. Super fun!

Okay, okay, onto the tag. So, Ayaka at Midnight Ranter tagged me in the 3 Days, 3 Quotes tag forever ago. Her blog is super cute, and I highly recommend checking it out!


1. Thank the person who nominated you
2. Post a quote for 3 consecutive days (1 quote for each day)
3. Nominate three new bloggers each day Continue reading

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas | Book Review

the hate u giveAuthor: Angie Thomas

Series: Standalone

Genre: YA Contemporary

Format: Hardcover

Page Count: 464

Rating: ★★★★★

“That’s the problem. We let people say stuff, and they say it so much that it becomes okay to them and normal for us. What’s the point of having a voice if you’re gonna be silent in those moments you shouldn’t be?”


Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Khalil was unarmed.

Soon afterward, his death is a national headline. Some are calling him a thug, maybe even a drug dealer and a gangbanger. Protesters are taking to the streets in Khalil’s name. Some cops and the local drug lord try to intimidate Starr and her family. What everyone wants to know is: what really went down that night? And the only person alive who can answer that is Starr.

But what Starr does or does not say could upend her community. It could also endanger her life. Continue reading

Absolute Favorite LGBTQ+ Books! | Top 5 Wednesday

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Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly book meme created by gingerreadslainey and hosted by Sam @ThoughtsOnTomes. You can find out more about T5W and the weekly topics on the Goodreads group here.

This week, we’re talking about our favorite LGBTQ+ books. I’m so excited for this topic because it’s a great way to spread the love in the bookish community, and everyone gets to find awesome new books in the genre. So, let’s jump into the books! Continue reading

The Sims Book Tag | Book Tag Sunday

Book Tag- Sims

Hello all, and welcome to a new feature on my blog! It’s Book Tag Sunday, because I miss doing book tags so much. I also wanted a certain day to do tags, so here we go. Recently, I haven’t been blogging (partly due because I was on vacation in New York) or reading. Not going to lie, it’s mostly because I got obsessed with playing Sims 4 again. So, obviously I have to do the Sims Book Tag!

The tag was created by Hails Hearts Nyc on YouTube, and I’m hecka pumped to get this tag rolling. Continue reading

Deceived by Heena Rathore P. | Book Review

deceived-finalAuthor: Heena Rathore P.

Series: Standalone

Genre: Psychological Thriller

Format: e-book

Page Count: 270

Rating: ★★☆☆☆

“Denial. It’s the only thing that keeps most of us from losing our sanity.”


A girl struggling to cope with the murders of her mother and five-year-old brother.
A journalist chasing the ghost of a potential serial killer.
A thirteen-year-old girl who slaughtered her parents.
And a revenge-driven psychopath who is about to destroy everyone’s life.

After 9 years, a young writer is still coping with the brutal murders of her mother and five-year-old brother, as she moves into a house of horrors, to start a new life with her lover. Will friends and family be able to redeem Ally out of the impending doom in time? Will her infallible love become the key to the destruction of her already fragile world? Will madness prevail over love; true love over revenge?

Deceived is a gripping psychological thriller that mazes through the deepest, darkest emotions of human mind through the story of a vulnerable girl who treads in the mist of deception bred from a long unforgiven betrayal. Continue reading

The You I’ve Never Known by Ellen Hopkins | Book Review

the-you-ive-never-knownAuthor: Ellen Hopkins

Series: Standalone

Genre: YA Contemporary/LGBTQIA

Format: Hardcover

Page Count: 608

Rating: ★★★☆☆

“time to leap

from the nest,

experience flight,

even if it means

a crash landing or two.”


For as long as she can remember, it’s been just Ariel and Dad. Ariel’s mom disappeared when she was a baby. Dad says home is wherever the two of them are, but Ariel is now seventeen and after years of new apartments, new schools, and new faces, all she wants is to put down some roots. Complicating things are Monica and Gabe, both of whom have stirred a different kind of desire.

Maya’s a teenager who’s run from an abusive mother right into the arms of an older man she thinks she can trust. But now she’s isolated with a baby on the way, and life’s getting more complicated than Maya ever could have imagined.

In bestselling author Ellen Hopkins’s deft hands, Ariel’s emotionally charged journey to find out the truth of who she really is balances beautifully with Maya’s story of loss and redemption. This is a memorable portrait of two young women trying to make sense of their lives and coming face to face with themselves—for both the last and the very first time. Continue reading