There Are Monsters in This Book // Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia

Title: Eliza and Her Monsters Position: Standalone Author: Francesca Zappia (Made You Up) Genre: Contemporary Pages: 400 Rating: 3.5/5 Eighteen-year-old Eliza Mirk is the anonymous creator of Monstrous Sea, a wildly popular webcomic, but when a new boy at school tempts her to live a life offline, everything she’s worked for begins to crumble. In the real world, Eliza Mirk is … More There Are Monsters in This Book // Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia

SO MANY REVIEWS – I Apologize for Nothing // Mini-Reviews

Yep, there are a lot of reviews here, but with this post, I’m FINALLY CAUGHT UP! This is months-worth of books, so this is pretty exciting. Of course, I’m always reading, so this whole being on top of things isn’t going to last long, but I WILL TAKE IT. Anyway, onto the many reviews, including … More SO MANY REVIEWS – I Apologize for Nothing // Mini-Reviews

Challenging Yourself Is Fun When It Comes to Books // Challenges 2017

The theme of this month is that I’m finally catching up on all of these things that I should have done back in December and January. One of those things is talking about the challenges that I want to attempt this year, mostly oldies but goodies as well as a couple new ones. Onto the … More Challenging Yourself Is Fun When It Comes to Books // Challenges 2017

Starbucks, Computers, and Anxiety // Finding Audrey by Sophie Kinsella

I heard that this book involved anxiety, but I felt like I had heard mixed things (I don’t remember if I actually did hear mixed things, but that was my frame of mind going into this book), so I didn’t go into it with high expectations. Well, even though this was a slight book that’s … More Starbucks, Computers, and Anxiety // Finding Audrey by Sophie Kinsella

Something Wicked This Way Comes // As I Descended by Robin Talley

I’m a sucker for retellings – I’m not quite sure why, although I suspect it’s because it’s easier to read a modern retelling of a Shakespeare play than it is to read the play itself. And, let’s be honest, many of these great tales are products of their own time. Sometimes that means they’re problematic … More Something Wicked This Way Comes // As I Descended by Robin Talley

Hey At Least They’re Not Always Mini Right Now // Mini-Reviews

Up to This Pointe (Jennifer Longo) | Goodreads | 4 stars I did ballet for two years back in 4th and 5th grade (and a little bit when I was about 3 or so, but I don’t think that really counts), but I was never on the same level as Harper and her best friend, that’s for … More Hey At Least They’re Not Always Mini Right Now // Mini-Reviews

A Thousand And One Tales of Magic and Intrigue // The Rose and the Dagger by Renée Ahdieh

Aw, this beautiful Middle Eastern fantasy – even when you have your problems, you’re a beautiful little story. This sequel didn’t quite live up to my expectations of the spectacular The Wrath and the Dawn, but that’s simply the difference between a stellar 4.5 star debut and a pretty fantastic 4 star sophomore effort. < pro … More A Thousand And One Tales of Magic and Intrigue // The Rose and the Dagger by Renée Ahdieh

Once Upon a Beautiful Picture // The Retelling Challenge

Yeah, I’m horrible about responding to the various posts that Mel at The Daily Prophecy has posted related to her challenge, but I have been reading books for it! Anyway, one of her posts from months ago had something to do with pictures (I think – this draft has been sitting around for a long time), and … More Once Upon a Beautiful Picture // The Retelling Challenge

School’s Out Forever // Summer Days and Summer Nights edited by Stephanie Perkins

Title: Summer Days and Summer Nights Position: Standalone Anthology Editor: Stephanie Perkins (Anna and the French Kiss, Lola and the Boy Next Door, Isla and the Happily Ever After) Genres: Contemporary/Fantasy/Horror/Magical Realism/Paranormal/Science Fiction Pages: 384 Rating: 3.5/5 Maybe it’s the long, lazy days, or maybe it’s the heat making everyone a little bit crazy. Whatever the reason, summer is the … More School’s Out Forever // Summer Days and Summer Nights edited by Stephanie Perkins

Power is Everything // The Fixer & The Long Game by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

  The Fixer and The Long Game author: Jennifer Lynn Barnes (Raised by Wolves, Trial by Fire, Taken by Storm, and The Naturals) | genre: Mystery | rating: 4.5 stars   I don’t know why I avoided Jennifer Lynn Barnes’s books so long after enjoying her werewolf trilogy for the most part. Seriously, the only good thing … More Power is Everything // The Fixer & The Long Game by Jennifer Lynn Barnes