These Violent Delights – My Teenage Heart is Racing

Like any other twenty-something, I love me some angsty forbidden love, the 1920s, and gangsters, and These Violent Delights had all of that and more. I thoroughly enjoyed this YA novel, and I’m glad I finally read it after it sat on my TBR list for some time. Set in Shanghai in 1926, this bookContinue reading “These Violent Delights – My Teenage Heart is Racing”

The Crown of Gilded Headach – I Mean, Bones

Ehhhhhhhhhhhhhhh. Let me paint a picture in your head… you find a new restaurant, and at that restaurant you try the most delicious meal you’ve had in a long time. Your days afterward are spent remembering every second of that meal, the taste, the satisfaction. You are obsessed with the memory of this meal, youContinue reading “The Crown of Gilded Headach – I Mean, Bones”

The Priory of the Orange Tree – I’m Just Here for the Dragons, tbh

I’m aliiiiiiiive! Friends, I’m back from my weeks of reading The Priory of the Orange Tree. This book was an undertaking, and I do not say that lightly. Big books are the best, and normally I love to brag as much as any bookworm about how quickly I can make it through large books likeContinue reading “The Priory of the Orange Tree – I’m Just Here for the Dragons, tbh”

The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue: A Punch to the Gut (But Like a Good One)

Damn if this was not one of the best books I’ve ever read. Seriously. I was neck deep in a reading slump, struggling to stay afloat, and Addie LaRue gave me life. Addie LaRue was born on March 10, 1691, in Villon, France. She was a wild child, a dreamer, and she was not satisfiedContinue reading “The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue: A Punch to the Gut (But Like a Good One)”

Red Queen – Am I Into It? Or Am I Still Trying to Fill a Void?

I’ve had the Red Queen series on my TBR pile for a looooonnnggg time, maybe even years, and I’ve finally decided to pick it up and dive on into it. I’m a huge fan of Victoria Aveyard as a person, and I love all of her writing tips that she’s so open about on Instagram.Continue reading “Red Queen – Am I Into It? Or Am I Still Trying to Fill a Void?”

The Lamplighters – A Job for Mystery, Inc.

I was lucky enough to receive an ARC of The Lamplighters to dive into (pun intended), and it was honestly a refreshing change up from my usual fantasy books. To start this off, I know absolutely nothing about Lighthouses. Yo girl lives in landlocked Colorado, so I find this as no surprise. In fact, myContinue reading “The Lamplighters – A Job for Mystery, Inc.”

ACOSF Pt. 2: It’s Raining Spoilers

Ayo, I’m back in action! In case you missed it, this is PART 2 of my full ACOSF review. This time, I want to talk about all things characters, all things theories, all things I disliked… so go back and read Pt. 1 if you’re new here. Think of this as a rapid fire, allContinue reading “ACOSF Pt. 2: It’s Raining Spoilers”

ACOSF Part 1: Cloudy With a Chance of Spoilers

I sobbed my eyes out over ACOSF in a way I haven’t done in a really long time, and it had nothing to do with the plot and everything to do with the characters. Though this is a high fantasy novel, the portrayal of depression and anxiety and internal trauma is quite possibly the bestContinue reading “ACOSF Part 1: Cloudy With a Chance of Spoilers”

A Touch of Death – A Glimpse of What’s to Come?

Black Mirror meets the future in A Touch of Death, written by Rebecca Crunden. I’ll be honest, dystopians aren’t usually what I gravitate towards. There’s just something about the futuristic feel to them, the gloom and doom, the downfall of societies, that mostly stirs my anxieties instead of offers me escape. Like, we are justContinue reading “A Touch of Death – A Glimpse of What’s to Come?”

King of Scars Review

Nikolai. Nikolai. Nikolai. I’m finally back in Ravka, after my brief hiatus from the Grishaverse. If you’re new here, the Grishaverse and I have small bits of beef (*cough* this is your cue to pause this, read my reviews of the Shadow & Bone series and the Six of Crows duology, and come back toContinue reading “King of Scars Review”