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2018 Book + Blog Goals

2018 Book + Blog Goals

I know it’s already the end of April, but because this is a new blog I wanted to share my reading and blog goals! 1. Read what I want to read. I’ve spent too many years reading to hit a number goal. This year I […]

Children of Blood and Bone Book Review

Children of Blood and Bone Book Review

I just finished reading Children of Blood and Bone. This was one of my most anticipated reads of 2018, but even after I had the copy in my hand, I was nervous to start it. I have a love/hate relationship reading hyped books because I’m […]

March Wrap Up

March Wrap Up

It’s already a week into April but I wanted to share the books that I read during March. March was a good reading month for me as I read 8 books!

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Shatter Me, Unravel Me, and Ignite Me by Tahereh Mafi

I re-read the original Shatter Me trilogy so that I would be ready for Restore Me which came out on March 6th. I first read this series three years ago when a co-worker let me borrow her books. As I re-read them in March I remembered all of the reasons that made me fall in love with this story and it’s characters. It was so fun to get back into this world! I give this series   5/5 stars overall and I think that Ignite Me is my favorite of the 3.

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Restore Me by Tahereh Mafi

Restore Me DESTROYED ME. As I read Restore Me I kept saying, What the heck… what is going on? What is happening? GAH!! And that ending. I died.  I need the 5th book in this series as soon as possible, please and thank you. I love this series, and I was a little worried about there being more books because I did love the original trilogy so much, but this one did not disappoint. 5/5 Stars

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Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling

I’ve been (slowly) re-reading the Harry Potter books again and I finished reading HP 6 during March. Honestly, this is one of my favorite HP books. We get to learn about Voldemort and I feel like Harry grows up a lot in this one. And of course I love the seventh and final book, but something about this one makes my heart sing every time I read it. What’s your favorite Harry Potter book? 5/5 Stars

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Going Places by Kathryn Berla

I won Going Places from BookishFirst and I was so excited to read it. I had read the first look on BookishFirst and the first few chapters made me think of The Serpent King which is one of my favorite novels, and then I won a giveaway and received an eBook copy. I’m sad that this book did not live up to my personal expectations. I read a bunch of reviews on Goodreads after I finished it, and I didn’t like this book as much as other people did. I felt like it was slow paced and that not much happened… I gave it 3/5 stars.

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The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton

LOVED The Belles. The Belles was one of my most anticipated releases of 2018 and I am so glad that I got my hands on it. I did go back and forth between liking it and not liking it at first. The first part of the book is very descriptive and felt very setting heavy, I wanted to get into the story more. But, the ending did not disappoint (and can I just say that the rest of the book was written extremely well and even though it took me a little while to read it, I loved it.) I am so excited for this series and I can’t wait to see where it goes. You can read my full review here.

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Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia

This one was my re-read and it’s still one of my favorite books! I love Eliza and her story. I love how this book reminds me so much of myself. This is one of those books that inspires me and my writing. Do you have books like that?

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And my favorite book that I read in March was Simon Vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

I wanted to read SVtHSA before I went and saw Love, Simon (which I still need to go see.) But I adored this book. The characters were cute, likable, and real. If you haven’t read Simon yet, I highly recommend that you run to the nearest store or library to pick up a copy. 5/5 stars

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March was a really good reading month for me. I read so many good books and I feel like it helped me get out of the reading slump that I felt like I was in. April is already a week in and I’ve finished one book, and I’m reading several others and I think this month will be a good month too!

What was your favorite read in March?

 

 

My Spring TBR

My Spring TBR

Happy first day of spring bookworms! It’s slowly starting to get warmer here in Colorado, though I’m pretty sure it snowed yesterday. But I’m excited for spring and summer and the warmer weather. I’m also excited about all the books that have come out recently […]

The Belles Book Review

The Belles Book Review

The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton Website | Twitter | Facebook Publication date: February 6, 2018 Publisher: Disney-Hyperion Genre: YA fantasy (idk if this is actually what it would be but this is what I’m saying) Pages: 448 Source: Personal Library Add to Goodreads Available for purchase: […]

Geekerella Book Review

Geekerella Book Review

Geekerella By Ashley Poston

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Publication Date: April 4, 2017
Publisher: Quirk Books
Genre: YA Contemporary
Pages: 320
Source: Library
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SUMMARY

Geek girl Elle Wittimer lives and breathes Starfield, the classic science-fiction series she grew up watching with her late father. So when she sees a cosplay contest for a new Starfield movie, she has to enter. The prize? An invitation to the ExcelsiCon Cosplay Ball and a meet-and-greet with the actor slated to play Federation Prince Carmindor in the reboot. With savings from her gig at the Magic Pumpkin food truck and her dad’s old costume, Elle’s determined to win – unless her stepsisters get there first.
Teen actor Darien Freeman used to live for cons – before he was famous. Now they’re nothing but autographs and awkward meet-and-greets. Playing Carmindor is all he has ever wanted, but Starfield fandom has written him off as just another dumb heartthrob. As ExcelsiCon draws near, Darien feels more and more like a fake – until he meets a girl who shows him otherwise. But when she disappears at midnight, will he ever be able to find her again?
Part-romance, part-love letter to nerd culture and all totally adorbs, Geekerella is a fairy tale for anyone who believes in the magic of fandom.

I LOVE Cinderella retellings (when they are done well) and I thought that Geekerella did a great job.
And even though I know the story, I thought there were parts that were done differently enough that it was still unexpected. These parts were a pleasant surprise. But I won’t give specifics cause *spoilers*
 
Major nerd vibes which made me feel right at home.
Elle and Darien both love the Starfield series. Reading about characters who are part of fandoms makes me as a fangirl and nerd super comfortable. I love reading books like this. Definitely one of my favorites.
So many cheesy parts, such a cheesy story, but it’s also so great.
Even though this story is a bit cheesy (but come on, it’s a Cinderella retelling so what do you expect?) But, Geekerella is written well, so even though it is a little cheesy at times it leaves you feeling light and happy. Definitely recommend if you want a quick, happy read.
Sage is the friend that we all need.
Elle has been basically a loner ever since her dad died. Her stepmom and step-sisters don’t make anything easier, but Elle really feels like she needs to do everything by herself. Once Elle has a job she meets Sage. Watching their friendship grow and develop was fantastic. Sage is there when Elle needs her, she’s honest, flawed, and real.
Overall Geekerella was a fun read. (I actually read it in a day) but I definitely enjoyed this one! I gave it 4.5/5 stars.

 

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Do you like books about fandoms? If so which ones? Have you read Geekerella yet, what did you think?

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