200th Post!

I started this blog while I was still in high school and now I’m graduating from college. Even though I wasn’t on here consistently, I was always reading. I came back and was welcomed with open arms and it meant the world to me. I started this blog to help me better express my thoughts and opinions about the books that I was reading and I found an amazing community. I’m so thankful that I was able to come back and jump right back into my reviews.

I just wanted to make a quick, dedicated post, to say thank you. Many of you were here before I took my long break and it warms my heart to see you still here. I love the things that this blog has given me the opportunity to do and will continue working on myself and this blog to take everything to the next level!

Contradictions book tag

I found this book tag from Kristin @ Kristin Kraves Books and was originally created by Daniela (Only if for a page) on Booktube! I sometimes find myself reading something and disliking it even though I thought it would be perfect for me, so when I saw this tag I had to do it!

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River of Shadows review ★★★★★

I started this book back in March and ended up setting it down to read something else. I am so so glad that I picked it back up because it is so good. It’s a little slow in the beginning but once it picks up, it never slows down! I finished this book so fast once I actually sat down to read it and I cannot wait for the next book to come out. Thankfully it comes out this month!

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Oaths and Omissions review ★★★★☆

I love fake dating plots so this book was right up my alley! I really enjoyed the first two books and was super excited to see that this one had come out. It was lighter than the other two books in terms of how the romance began but it was still really good. These books are all technically stand-alones but each one (after the first) has characters from previous books. I think this was super interesting and added something fun to future books.

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Select ★★★★☆

4.5 stars

Publish date October 3rd

So once I got into this book it was like I couldn’t stop reading. Every time there was a break in my day I would pull out my phone so I could continue the story. Not only was this book interesting, it also had an interesting romance that was realistic. I will say that the beginning of this book is a little bit slow but once you get passed the 50-page mark it really picks up. Most of this review will be spoiler free but the last paragraph will have spoilers (but I will make it obvious). 

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3.5 stars

This book was actually really good and I think that it was a really good impulse buy. This book is obviously beautiful and it was surprising how good it was from how little I knew about it. I read the entire book on a 7-hour plane ride and it was definitely engrossing.

Goodreads Summary:

Every action, every deed, every significant moment is tattooed on your skin forever. When Leora’s father dies, she is determined to see her father remembered forever. She knows he deserves to have all his tattoos removed and made into a Skin Book to stand as a record of his good life. But when she discovers that his ink has been edited and his book is incomplete, she wonders whether she ever knew him at all.

My review:

So this book was one that once I started it I didn’t really want to stop reading. Sometimes when I read a book on the plane it gets boring because I know I have no other options when it comes to reading but that wasn’t the case for this book at all.

I really liked reading about the main character, Leora, because she is interesting and she learns more about her government and society as the book goes on. Leora thinks about things a certain way in the beginning of the book and towards the end, it is obvious how much she has grown. I love reading about characters who have a problematic idea in the beginning but they learn more about it and then their view changes. To me, this is just a fictional example of how people are always able to be educated on something and then have their values changed for the better.

I couldn’t really give this book more than three full stars because this book wasn’t mindblowing or anything, it was just plain good. There’s nothing wrong with this book but I can definitely see it being used as something to help get over a book slump because of how light it is.

I don’t know if there are going to be any more books in the series because there’s nothing mentioned on Goodreads but I might be interested in reading the other two books that are apparently going to come out in the future. I would recommend this book to anyone looking for a book that they can just read without much effort because this is definitely a book you can just pick up. It’s also something you can just pick up, put down and then pick it up again without much trouble.

What Cats Do Book Tag

I found another really cute tag and I thought why not do it! I’m finally done with school for the summer and I can put more time into this blog and my bookstagram!! I hope everyone has a good summer and that you all remember to drink a ton of water because dehydration isn’t fun.

I tag anyone who wants to do this tag and if you do decide to do it make sure in tag me so I can read your answers!

Rules

PURR – AS CATS DO THIS WHEN THEY’RE HAPPY OR RELAXED, WHAT IS THE BOOK THAT MAKES YOU HAPPIEST OR RELAXED?

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A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas is definitely a book that I go back to when I just need something happy or calming to read. Most of the time I will skip to scenes I have marked but other times I know that if I just flip to a random page that I will love whatever is there.

SLEEP – WHAT IS A BOOK THAT PUT YOU TO SLEEP OR WAS JUST BORING?

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Goldon Son by Pierce Brown wasn’t exactly putting me to sleep but it just wasn’t interesting enough for me to read it all in one go. I loved Red Rising and I started this book with high hopes but gosh did it fall flat. This book just couldn’t keep me interested in the plot or the characters.

TWITCH WHILE DREAMING – HAVE YOU EVER DREAMT OF A BOOK YOU READ?

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I probably have had dreams about every Harry Potter book at some point in time. I do remember some from Harry’s first year at Hogwarts though.

SEEMS TO PLAY NICE…UNTIL THE CLAWS ARE OUT – WHICH BOOK HAD THE BIGGEST PLOT TWIST?

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Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard was a book that I didn’t see the major plot twist coming and I think that is still why I continue to read this series.

CUDDLES – WHICH BOOK CHARACTER WOULD YOU GIVE A HUG TO?

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Nina from Six of Crows because what happened to her at the end of Crooked Kingdom definitely calls for a hug.

CATNIP – WHAT’S A BOOK THAT MADE YOU HAVE WARM AND FUZZY FEELS?

The One by Kiera Cass was just such a light-hearted book that it gave me such warm feelings. Love and Gelato by Jenna Evans Welch, was just a cute contemporary that was a fluffy read.

CAT BREEDS – WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE BOOKS?

I’m just going to list a few but I have a ton. A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas, City of Bones by Cassandra Clare, The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner, The Sun is Also A Star by Nicola Yoon and Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout

GETTING THE CAT- HOW DID YOU FIND YOUR FAVORITE BOOK(S).

Sometimes I will find them through Booktube or Goodreads but I mainly just go to a bookstore and spend a few hours reading the blurbs from books and then checking some reviews. I also notice books that I’ve seen on Bookstagram and that helps me find a place to start my book buying.

THE VET’S OFFICE – YOUR LEAST FAVORITE BOOK:

I couldn’t really pick just one book for this because I dislike both of these books to almost the same extent. I’m not going to explain why I tend to dislike these books or else this post would be incredibly long.

BEING IN PLACES THEY SHOULDN’T – LEAST FAVORITE CLICHE:

I hate when the author uses love as a cure for everything that the main character is going through. The main character might be having a hard time with something but once they meet this boy (normally how it works in what I’ve read), everything gets better and if she needs to, she can now save the world. It’s just not interesting to read and it isn’t realistic in the slightist. If I’m reading a contemporary book with no fantasy, I want to read about a realistic love story.

FINAL QUESTION: THE GOOD OLD CARDBOARD BOX – MOST UNDERRATED BOOK SERIES:

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I found The Gifting series by K. E. Ganshert while looking through the free E-books on the iBook app. This series is definitely one that I’ve seen very few people talk about but it is amazing!