The Liebster Award 2x!

Hey guys! I was nominated for the Liebster Award by the sweet and amazing Shealea at ThatBookShelfBitch. She has a sweet blog with a blog name that I just LOVE. So you should really go check her out! I was also nominated by Deanna at A Novel Glimpse! She has a sweet blog too so don’t hesitate to go check out those links!

Anyways, here are the rules:

1. Thank the blogger(s) who nominated you.
2. Answer the 11 questions the blogger gives you.
3. Nominate 11 bloggers that you think are deserving of the award.
4. Let the bloggers know you nominated them.
5. Give them 11 questions of your own.

Questions From Shealea!

1. What is the worst pun or pick-up line you know?
Guy: “Did it hurt?” 
Girl: “Did what hurt?”
Guy: “The fall from heaven.” |

2. In your opinion, book with the most surprising ending and why?
The end of Crown of Midnight for sure. [SPOILERS] I really just didn’t see it coming that Celaena was actually the lost heir to the throne of Terassen. It took me a couple minutes along with a reread of the last 30 pages to fully process it. 🙂

3. What genre do you usually steer clear of and why?
I steer clear of Non Fiction. Usually non fiction is just too boring. I’m sure there are great non fiction novels out their, but at least right now, I’m not interested in reading in. The only non fiction book I’ve ever read was This Star Won’t Go Out by Esther Earl. It was very good.

4. What is the perfect beverage to accompany you while reading?
POG. Pineapple Orange Guava Juice. You know that juice that is usually only found in Hawaii? Well yeah, they sell it at my local grocery store in California. It’s delicious and though it’s not as good as the stuff they sell in Hawaii it’s still yum!
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Bed Time Book Tag!

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Hey you guys! This tag is unknown on who created it. The lovely SJ from A Tree Grows in BookLand didn’t know and she tagged me, so yeah, we both don’t know. Giving credit to whomever created it (GREAT TAG)! Anyways, back to the focus, sorry I’m super excited because I hardly ever get tagged to do book tags. *Rubs Palms together* LET’S GET STARTED!

 

1. A Book That Kept You Up All Night

I’m not exactly sure on this one, no book has ever truly kept me up ALL night. But Compulsion by Martina Boone kept me up pretty late. It was so intriguing and such a good book I just needed more. Highly recommend it, it isn’t the talk of the book community but it still is SO GOOD.

2. A Book That Made You Scared to Sleep

Hands down Compulsion by Martina Boone again. That book gave me the creeps for a moment. That fire lake spirit though and the ghosts…*shudder* it creeped me out for a good amount of time. AND I HAVE A GLASS DOOR IN MY ROOM. O.otumblr_inline_njzrgus2ad1s6orlg

3. A Book That Made You Go To Sleep

Not gonna lie on this one, The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde. It always puts me to sleep, in fact, whenever I can’t sleep I purposely read it so I can get to sleep!giphy

4. A Book That Left You Tossing and Turning All Night in Anticipation Of Its Release

QUEEN OF SHADOWS by Sarah J Maas of course! If you know me well, then you know the Throne of Glass is one of my most favorite series ever. I love it so much. The day before Queen of Shadows came out I was so so excited. I forced my mom to drive me to every bookstore in the area to see if it was out early (soon realized it wouldn’t be because of the ban thing or whatever). Anyways, waiting for this book to come out gave me anxiety and my mom was wondering what the hell was wrong with me.
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Underappreciated Authors #5

IMG_1760 (1)Underappreciated Authors is a meme created by me! It spotlights authors that I feel deserve a little more love! If you’re interested in hosting this meme on your own blog, more information can be found here.

rachel-morgan-001#1: Rachel Morgan, The Faerie Prince
Rachel Morgan writes a good story. The first book in her Creepy Hollow series was The Faerie Guardian and I really disliked it. Perhaps for Rachel writing her first book was a rocky start or maybe that was the plan all along. I don’t know, but in The Faerie Guardian I had a few problems with it. Now onto the sequel, The Faerie Prince , well that book was drop dead amazing. I loved it so much more than the first book. I almost gave up on the series, I’m glad I didn’t though. Rachel creates a cool creepy new world that I like. Her writing isn’t spectacular or anything but it definitely keeps you interested and I like to be interested!

 

#2: C.C. Hunter, Born at Midnight
Born at Midnight is completely YA, why it isn’t loved as much as it should be completely 4154802 baffles me. C.C. is such an amazing writer! Her series, the Shadow Falls series is one of my favorite. It’s about a camp for the Supernatural, shapeshifters, werewolves, vampires and witches. SO GOOD. C.C. creates such amazing and realistic characters with a great story and plot line that isn’t too slow or too fast. And she’s great at doing one thing I love, those parts in a book that are just amazing. Does that make any sense? She is great at writing a story and creating these awesome funny, even badass scenes that I could read over and over again. C.C. deserves more love for her series!

Thanks for reading guys! Definitely if you get the chance take a peek at these two wonderful authors!

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What You Guys Want More Of

Hey guys! Sorry for the absence, such an absence – only 2 days! But I’ve been super busy and super stressed. This isn’t exactly a post but it’s more of a feedback like post. I’m really interested in what you guys want more of in this blog.

Would you like more reviews? Discussions? Anything, but PLEASE don’t be mean or rude about it. It would seriously hurt my feelings. I do write this blog because of MY own love for books, but I also care about what you guys want. Mostly because you guys are a big part of this blog and are the ones who keep me writing.

That’s all for today, please please PLEASE comment down below some more things you would like the see on this blog. Please refrain from saying “It’s amazing already!” Though it does put a smile on my face, I do want some feedback and saying “it’s great” or “it’s fine” really doesn’t help much. 🙂 Unless you ABSOLUTELY cannot think of anything then you are welcome to say something like “It’s great…!” 😉

THANK YOU SO MUCH YOU GUYS.

I look forward to seeing what you guys want more of! 🙂

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ARC Review » Flawed by Cecelia Ahern


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By Cecelia Ahern
Release Date: 4/5/16
Published by Feiwel and Friends
Format: eARC
Page: 368
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MY RATING: 3.5 Stars

Goodreads Description
Celestine North lives a perfect life. She’s a model daughter and sister, she’s well-liked by her classmates and teachers, and she’s dating the impossibly charming Art Crevan.
But then Celestine encounters a situation where she makes an instinctive decision. She breaks a rule. And now faces life-changing repercussions.
She could be imprisoned. She could be branded. She could be found FLAWED.
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The Evolution of BlankSlaters Reads

Hey guys, today I’m gonna share with you how blogging has seriously changed my life. How my own blog has evolved and well, how it has changed my life!

Let’s start! So I want to share with you this screenshot of my butt ugly first original blog. I started this blog last summer, I was totally unprepared, I didn’t know what the “book community” was and I made a huge mistake. I wrote 6 paragraph long reviews hoping that that was what the people wanted. Psst…that’s not what people want.

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Review » Vicious by V.E. Schwab

 photo 13638125_zps8vljueyx.jpgVicious
By V.E. Schwab
Release Date: 9/24/13
Published by Tor
Genre(s): Action, Adventure
Format: Hardcover
Page: 364
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MY RATING: 5 Stars

Goodreads Description
Victor and Eli started out as college roommates—brilliant, arrogant, lonely boys who recognized the same sharpness and ambition in each other. In their senior year, a shared research interest in adrenaline, near-death experiences, and seemingly supernatural events reveals an intriguing possibility: that under the right conditions, someone could develop extraordinary abilities. But when their thesis moves from the academic to the experimental, things go horribly wrong. Ten years later, Victor breaks out of prison, determined to catch up to his old friend (now foe), aided by a young girl whose reserved nature obscures a stunning ability. Meanwhile, Eli is on a mission to eradicate every other super-powered person that he can find—aside from his sidekick, an enigmatic woman with an unbreakable will. Armed with terrible power on both sides, driven by the memory of betrayal and loss, the archnemeses have set a course for revenge—but who will be left alive at the end?
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Underappreciated Authors #4

IMG_1760 (1)Underappreciated Authors is a meme created by me! It spotlights authors that I feel deserve a little more love! If you’re interested in hosting this meme on your own blog, more information can be found here.

#1: Colleen Houck, Tiger’s Curse 
Colleen was one of the first YA writers that I ever read. Tiger’s Curse was literally the bookxnzworwv that I loved. I have read that book tons of times. Colleen definitely deserves some more blogger appreciation. I think that her writing definitely could improve, but she isn’t a horrible writer at all in my opinion!

#2: Tera Lynn Childs, Oh. My. Gods.
Tera Lynn Childs wrote Oh. My. Gods. a very fun duology with lots of myth and magic. Tera is such a teralynnchilds1_1200_300dpigreat author, I love her books, very short, sweet and funny! I haven’t read all of her books, but I can say that Oh. My. Gods. was so adorable! Definitely check out some of Tera’s works!

 

 

 

 

Thanks for reading and I hope you check out some of these amazing authors!

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A Court of Mist and Fury » Thoughts on the Cover

The first book to Sarah J. Maas’ second series, A Court of Thorns and Roses was fantastic. It was absolutely breathtaking and full of magic, action and romance. Such a great book. I have no doubt, the sequel to A Court of Thorns and RosesA Court of Mist and Fury will fail to impress. Every single one of Sarah’s books is simply amazing.

Along with a spectacular story, ACOTAR (A Court of Thorns and Roses) has a drop dead gorgeous cover. I mean, look at that! That is some serious beauty right there.
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Quite recently we finally got the ACOMAF cover! Personally I think overall it is quite gorgeous, though I do have a couple tiny problems with it. I want to see if I’m the only one here that thinks these things…
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Liked

I really liked the aspect of the entire cover, it’s a nice dark blue that shows some serious cold night time aspects. I think we all know the Night Court will be involved in this second installment of A Court of Thorns and Roses. 

I liked the background, it looks very mysterious and majestic. Whereas the Spring Court was very happy and sing songy, the background kingdom which I have to assume is the Night Court reminds me of something more royal. I love it!

I thought it was very cool that they incorporated Feyre’s tattoo, binding her to Rhys on her hand, but I have issues with that hand. Big issues with it which I will get back to.

Didn’t Like

Okay, onto the hand. IT DRIVES ME CRAZY. Is it just me? But I honestly feel that the hand is very out of place, I wish they could have incorporated it more. It just feels like they just added in a hand and it seriously bothers me. I almost like the UK cover a little better because it doesn’t have her hand.

I really don’t like Feyre’s dress. Like seriously, I don’t like it. I love her dress on ACOTAR far better. I mean I don’t hate the dress, i just feel they probably could have done something better with the dress. I mean, there are SO many things you can do with a dress. I just felt it was a little plain. Plus, it reminds me of a bird, why? I don’t know.


Anyways, I am very excited for A Court of Mist and Fury regardless of the peeves I have regarding the cover. What do you think of some of the things I’ve pointed out? Did you like the cover? Did you hate it? Tell me what you think in the comments!

Thanks for reading!

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Top Ten Tuesday » Top Ten Books I’ve Recently Added to My TBR

Top Ten Tuesday » Top Ten Best Books I Read in 2015This meme is hosted by the amazing Broke and Bookish. She has an amazing blog and some cool tweets to share so go check her out! Technically, I consider my TBR, the books I’ve bought and are sitting on my TBR just waiting to be read. But since I haven’t bought many books lately, kinda on a book buying ban, I’ve decided to just do the last ten books I’ve added on Goodreads! Let’s do this!

226927401. Symptoms of Being Human by Jeff Garvin
I’ve really wanted to read more LGBT young adult novels and Symptoms of Being Human has totally caught my interest, I’m excited for it to come out!

2. The Art of Being Normal by Lisa Williamson
Once again, trying out some LGBT young adult! I’ve heard several great things about The Art of Being Normal from some blogger peeps on Twitter!

3. This is Where it Ends by Marieke Nijkamp
This is Where it Ends was one of those 2016 releases that I never really bothered to look into. After reading the synopsis, I realized it sounded pretty good (imagine that!) and I added it to my to-read pile on Goodreads!

4. Bookishly Ever After by Isabel Bandeira
Bookishly Ever After sounded perfect. It was about a girl who loved books, sounds really familiar doesn’t it? I really want to get to this book, though it has been getting mixed reviews, it still sounds worth reading!

5. The Demon King by Cinda Williams Chima
It’s a fantasy novel. That’s all I need to be pretty much sold. Along with that, I have been trying to get into some of the older fantasy novels I’ve never read before. The Demon King isn’t that old, but well, it is older!

6. The Unbound by Victoria Schwab13638131
I LOVE VICTORIA’s WORKS! I am currently reading Vicious and so far it is excellent. I read The Archived really quickly and it was so good, words just don’t explain. I really need to get The Unbound ASAP.

7. Forever With You by Jennifer L Armentrout
I am a huge fan of all things Jennifer L Armentrout. That is all that needs to be said.

8. Cursed by Jennifer L. Armentrout
I haven’t read ALL of Jennifer’s books yet, I’m a bit scared too because I mean, you can only read a book for the first time once and…ugh her books are so good! I need a constant supply of them quick at hand for when I am in a book slump!

9. The Problem With Forever by Jennifer L Armentrout
Once again, apparently when I last added to my TBR, I was feeling the need for more Armentrout. I am so sorry…

10. The Sword of Shannara by Terry Brooks
I really want to read this series since the show recently aired on MTV and it looks totally epic. I do know The Sword of Shannara takes place before the show does (which I didn’t know at the time ).

That’s all for this Top Ten Tuesday! Hope you enjoyed some of my latest TBR additions!

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