The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern | Book Review

the night circusAuthor: Erin Morgenstern

Series: Standalone

Genre: Fantasy

Format: e-book

Page Count: 400

Rating: ★★★★★

“You think, as you walk away from Le Cirque des Rêves and into the creeping dawn, that you felt more awake within the confines of the circus.
You are no longer quite certain which side of the fence is the dream.”

BLURB (GOODREADS)

The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it, no paper notices plastered on lampposts and billboards. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not.

Within these nocturnal black-and-white striped tents awaits an utterly unique, a feast for the senses, where one can get lost in a maze of clouds, meander through a lush garden made of ice, stare in wonderment as the tattooed contortionist folds herself into a small glass box, and become deliciously tipsy from the scents of caramel and cinnamon that waft through the air.

Welcome to Le Cirque des Rêves. Continue reading

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3 Days 3 Quotes- Day 2 | Book Tag Sunday

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Hello all! Welcome back to another edition of Book Tag Sunday, along with another “day” (and by this I mean week) of the 3 days, 3 quotes tag. This week, I’ve chosen a bit of a long quote, but I love it nonetheless.

I’ve also seemed to develop a habit of picking quotes from books that talk about books and/or bookworms. AKA the best kind of quotes. If you’re curious, you can check out last week’s quote here.

Without further procrastination, let’s get onto the quote! Drum roll please… Continue reading

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.”  

BLURB (GOODREADS)

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

Book tag sunday

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!

RULES…

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?”

BLURB (GOODREADS)

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.”

BLURB (GOODREADS)

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