All the Challenges for the New Year! // Challenges 2018

A new year means new challenges. I’m changing up the look of my challenge headers this year (I know, no one really cares but me, but it gets me excited about reading books for these challenges, so there). I added a lot of challenges this year, but I tried to pick reasonable numbers so that … More All the Challenges for the New Year! // Challenges 2018

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

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 Dream of Dragons // Kingdom of Ashes by Rhiannon Thomas

Once upon a time, there was a timid princess… As I surely mentioned in the review of this book’s companion, Sleeping Beauty was always my favorite princess for various reasons. That alone put some probably unfair expectations on A Wicked Thing, but it stood up to all that pretty well, well enough that there was even … More Once Upon a Dream of Dragons // Kingdom of Ashes by Rhiannon Thomas

Self Confidence is Beautiful // Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy

Title: Dumplin’ Position: Standalone Author: Julie Murphy Genre: Contemporary Pages: 384 Rating: 4/5 Self-proclaimed fat girl Willowdean Dickson (dubbed “Dumplin’” by her former beauty queen mom) has always been at home in her own skin. Her thoughts on having the ultimate bikini body? Put a bikini on your body. With her all-American beauty best friend, Ellen, by her side, things have … More Self Confidence is Beautiful // Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy