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Preorder Offer: The Beau & the Belle

Hello! I’m here with a preorder offer for you! Thank you to InkSlinger for allowing me to participate in this! Also check out The Beau & the Belle when it releases! It’s amazing! I loved it! I’m loving all the RS Grey books!

R.S. Grey’s next release, THE BEAU & THE BELLE, releases Thursday, February 1st – but be sure to preorder it for .99c now!



Beau Fortier starred in most of my cringe-worthy teenage fantasies.

I met him when I was a junior in high school, a time that revolved exclusively around bad hair, failed forays into flirting, and scientific inquiries into which brand of toilet paper worked best for stuffing bras.

That is, until Beau moved into the small guest house just beyond my bedroom window.

A 24-year-old law student at Tulane, Beau was as mysterious to me as second base (both in baseball and in the bedroom). He was older. Intimidating. Hot. Boys my age had chicken legs and chubby cheeks. Beau had calloused hands and a jaw cut from steel. Our interactions were scarce—mostly involving slight stalking on my end—and yet deep down, I desperately hoped he saw me as more of a potential lover than a lovesick loser.

Turns out, I was fooling myself. My fragile ego learned that lesson the hard way.

Now, ten years later, we’re both back in New Orleans, and guess who suddenly can’t take his eyes off little ol’ me.

My old friend, Mr. Fortier.

But things have changed. I’m older now—poised and confident. My ego wears a bulletproof vest. The butterflies that once filled my stomach have all perished.

When I was a teenager, Beau warned me to guard my heart.

Let’s hope he knows how to guard his.

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The Cuckoo’s Calling


The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith

Publisher: Sphere

Published: April 18th, 2013

Rating: 5/5

Summary: The Cuckoo’s Calling is a 2013 crime fiction novel by J. K. Rowling, published under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith.

When a troubled model falls to her death from a snow-covered Mayfair balcony, it is assumed that she has committed suicide. However, her brother has his doubts, and calls in private investigator Cormoran Strike to look into the case.

Strike is a war veteran – wounded both physically and psychologically – and his life is in disarray. The case gives him a financial lifeline, but it comes at a personal cost: the more he delves into the young model’s complex world, the darker things get and the closer he gets to terrible danger…

Wow! I loved this book so much! It was so amazing and I just couldn’t handle it! It was really engaging and interesting! There really wasn’t a dull moment in this novel! There was never a moment where I wasn’t interested in reading this book. I couldn’t stop listening to it!

I got the audiobook for this novel narrated by Robert Glenister and he’s really amazing! He added such life to these characters and I really think his narration added to my reading experience. I really love listening to narrators who really go out of their way to make the book interesting and lively.

Highly recommend this as an audiobook if you’re interested in it!

But Cormoran Strike was a really interesting character! He’s a private detective who is in massive debt and Robin is placed in his agency as a temporary secretary and they work side by side with each other trying to solve Strike’s most recent case. I thought he was really funny and sarcastic and different from anyone I’ve read about. He’s also very smart and really is able to piece things together pretty quickly!

I just like his character and personality. He really knew how to get different people to talk to him and listen to him. Like he talked to a celebrity model and ended up hanging out with her all day and into the night and getting more information about the case and the victim.

Robin is another great character in this book! She really is a big help to Strike, and I liked that he relied on her help to solve the case. She was a capable woman and she really cared about Strike professionally and personally. I liked that. I liked their companionship and everything.

But the way she was able to get information from searching and calling people, really was cool, and I liked how she shocked Strike a few times with what she knew and found out.

I just really like Robin and how she does what ever she does and everything. Mainly with that scene in the dressing room at the fancy shop!

Also what Strike did for Robin at the end in relationship to something that happened at the shop was so cute! It was really thoughtful and showed the sweet side of Cormoran!

But wow the ending with everything unraveling was so intense! I never knew who the killer was until it was revealed and oh my gosh! I was so shocked! And when Strike revealed how it was done and the motives and the process I was shocked! I gasped as some points! I just didn’t see it coming! How JK Rowling was able to blindside me with all this is amazing! I was just blown away!

Like literally my mouth dropped when I heard everything playing out!

Oh my gosh!

So great!!

Literally once I was done I started right into the next audiobook which I also got checked out from the library on my phone!

And I’m loving that one so far!

Overall this book was amazing and I loved it so much and it was engaging and interesting, and I can’t wait to see how the rest of the series progresses! I highly recommend this to crime/mystery lovers and those that really love a solid novel! Trust me! I high recommend this book! You’ll love it!

Let me know down below your thoughts on this book and what you think of the series as I would really love to know! Have you read all the series??? What did you think if you did?


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Weekly Reads TBR


I’m here with my Weekly Reading TBR that I plan on getting to this week!

I am almost done with the Beau and the Belle by R S Grey which I got for review from the author! I love it so much and I can’t wait to finish it! I feel like I’ll finish it today or tomorrow so let’s see what happens!


Summary: Beau Fortier starred in most of my cringe-worthy teenage fantasies.

I met him when I was a junior in high school, a time that revolved exclusively around bad hair, failed forays into flirting, and scientific inquiries into which brand of toilet paper worked best for stuffing bras.

That is, until Beau moved into the small guest house just beyond my bedroom window.

A 24-year-old law student at Tulane, Beau was as mysterious to me as second base (both in baseball and in the bedroom). He was older. Intimidating. Hot. Boys my age had chicken legs and chubby cheeks. Beau had calloused hands and a jaw cut from steel. Our interactions were scarce—mostly involving slight stalking on my end—and yet deep down, I desperately hoped he saw me as more of a potential lover than a lovesick loser.

Turns out, I was fooling myself. My fragile ego learned that lesson the hard way.

Now, ten years later, we’re both back in New Orleans, and guess who suddenly can’t take his eyes off little ol’ me.

My old friend, Mr. Fortier.

But things have changed. I’m older now—poised and confident. My ego wears a bulletproof vest. The butterflies that once filled my stomach have all perished.

When I was a teenager, Beau warned me to guard my heart.

Let’s hope he knows how to guard his.

And I am also almost done with the audiobook for As Old As Time by Liz Braswell, I have like 3 hours left before I finish it so I’ll be doing that while at the gym this week or just doing something else on campus or at home. It’s honestly just okay, not amazing, but I’ll get to that more in my review once I finish with this book.


Summary:What if Belle’s mother cursed the Beast?

Belle is a lot of things: smart, resourceful, restless. She longs to escape her poor provincial town for good. She wants to explore the world, despite her father’s reluctance to leave their little cottage in case Belle’s mother returns—a mother she barely remembers. Belle also happens to be the captive of a terrifying, angry beast. And that is her primary concern.

But Belle touches the Beast’s enchanted rose, intriguing images flood her mind—images of the mother she believed she would never see again. Stranger still, she sees that her mother is none other than the beautiful Enchantress who cursed the Beast, his castle, and all its inhabitants. Shocked and confused, Belle and the Beast must work together to unravel a dark mystery about their families that is twenty-one years in the making.

And I am currently about to Star Wars Shakespeare retellings on audiobook on the drive up to work or campus. I have to return that audiobook to the library soon so I need to get it done before that! I’m super excited to read them! They sound so funny!


There’s also a book I really want to read so I plan on getting to it soon and see what I think. I want to read An Enchantment of Ravens by Margaret Robinson which I have heard really mixed things on so we’ll see what I think about it.


Summary: A skilled painter must stand up to the ancient power of the faerie courts—even as she falls in love with a faerie prince—in this gorgeous debut novel.

Isobel is a prodigy portrait artist with a dangerous set of clients: the sinister fair folk, immortal creatures who cannot bake bread, weave cloth, or put a pen to paper without crumbling to dust. They crave human Craft with a terrible thirst, and Isobel’s paintings are highly prized. But when she receives her first royal patron—Rook, the autumn prince—she makes a terrible mistake. She paints mortal sorrow in his eyes—a weakness that could cost him his life.

Furious and devastated, Rook spirits her away to the autumnlands to stand trial for her crime. Waylaid by the Wild Hunt’s ghostly hounds, the tainted influence of the Alder King, and hideous monsters risen from barrow mounds, Isobel and Rook depend on one another for survival. Their alliance blossoms into trust, then love—and that love violates the fair folks’ ruthless laws. Now both of their lives are forfeit, unless Isobel can use her skill as an artist to fight the fairy courts. Because secretly, her Craft represents a threat the fair folk have never faced in all the millennia of their unchanging lives: for the first time, her portraits have the power to make them feel.

Let me know what you guys are planning on reading this week! I would love to know! If you’ve read the books I am planning on reading let me know your thoughts! Also let me know a book I should read for next week’s TBR!


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Say You’ll Remember Me Blog Tour


Say You’ll Remember Me by Katie McGarry

Publisher: Harlequin Teen

Published: January 30th, 2018

Rating: 5-star-rating-clipart-1

Summary: When Drix was convicted of a crime–one he didn’t commit–he thought his life was over. But opportunity came with the new Second Chance Program, the governor’s newest pet project to get delinquents off the streets, rehabilitated and back into society. Drix knows this is his chance to get his life back on track, even if it means being paraded in front of reporters for a while.

Elle knows she lives a life of privilege. As the governor’s daughter, she can open doors with her name alone. But the expectations and pressure to be someone she isn’t may be too much to handle. She wants to follow her own path, whatever that means.

When Drix and Elle meet, their connection is immediate, but so are their problems. Drix is not the type of boy Elle’s parents have in mind for her, and Elle is not the kind of girl who can understand Drix’s messy life.

But sometimes love can breach all barriers.

Fighting against a society that can’t imagine them together, Drix and Elle must push themselves–Drix to confront the truth of the robbery, and Elle to assert her independence–and each other to finally get what they deserve.

Thank you to Inkslinger PR for allowing me to do this tour! The thoughts and opinions are my own for this book!

So I’ve only read one other Katie McGarry book and I really loved that one so I was really happy to get the chance to read this book as well. It sounded really amazing and I was hoping that I would like it. And I did! I loved it!! It’s probably one of my favorite books this year so far!

It’s about Elle and Drix and I really adored them so much! I was so invested in their relationship throughout the whole novel. My heart broke for them so much, and I was cheering them on! I just got lost in their romance and it was amazing! My feelings are all over the place for them I just love them! While I’ve only read one other Katie McGarry book so I’ve only covered one couple, I think so far Drix and Elle are my favorite couple by here. I will definitely be reading other books by her but I can already tell these two are just my favorite! Katie McGarry really writes amazing characters that just feel so real to you, that sometimes you forget that they’re a fictional couple.

Also Drix just stole my heart! I’m a goner for him!

But I loved seeing their relationship develop from a friendship on the campaign trail to a romance as time went on. Their dynamic was great, and it really brought them to life in my eyes.

The storyline was so interesting and I always was itching to find out what was happening next because I was so curious about it all. And the narrative was fast paced, and I never got bored reading this book. It kept me hooked from the beginning to the end and I really love when a book can do that for you! And when the book ended I wanted more! I wasn’t ready to be done with the novel and I was sad that it was over.

Katie McGarry’s writing of this novel was amazing. She is a very creative author and I really find myself enjoying her stories immensely, her romances get to me so much, and the drama and angst are top notch. She’s really just amazing at creating a storyline that feels unique and taking you to places in these stories along with the characters.

I highly suggest that you check her work out if you’re looking for romances with a feeling of angst or drama. She delivers that so well. She really is great at writing slow burning and forbidden romances, she really is because this one just dragged me along and I was melted goo at the end of it.

Overall I really enjoyed this novel! I highly recommend this book for romance lovers all around, you won’t be disappointed by it at all. It’s amazing and one of my favorite books this month, maybe even this year!

Let me know your thoughts down below, and what book I should read by McGarry next as I would love to know!




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The Spring Girls


The Spring Girls by Anna Todd

Publisher: Gallery Books

Published: January 2nd, 2018

Rating: 2/5

Summary: Four sisters desperately seeking the blueprints to life—the modern-day retelling of Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women like only Anna Todd (After, Imagines) could do.

The Spring Girls—Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy—are a force of nature on the New Orleans military base where they live. As different as they are, with their father on tour in Iraq and their mother hiding something, their fears are very much the same. Struggling to build lives they can be proud of and that will lift them out of their humble station in life, one year will determine all that their futures can become.

The oldest, Meg, will be an officer’s wife and enter military society like so many of the women she admires. If her passion—and her reputation—don’t derail her.

Beth, the workhorse of the family, is afraid to leave the house, is afraid she’ll never figure out who she really is.

Jo just wants out. Wishing she could skip to graduation, she dreams of a life in New York City and a career in journalism where she can impact the world. Nothing can stop her—not even love.

And Amy, the youngest, is watching all her sisters, learning from how they handle themselves. For better or worse.

With plenty of sass, romance, and drama, The Spring Girls revisits Louisa May Alcott’s classic Little Women, and brings its themes of love, war, class, adolescence, and family into the language of the twenty-first century.

*Thank you Netgalley for a copy of this book to read for review*

So I did not like this book…I hate that I didn’t since I requested to read this book.

But I don’t like the story Little Women, because honestly the characters weren’t really likable to me. I just didn’t care about them or anything else about it. I never connected to the characters in Little Women so I never really felt anything when I read it. I think because this story was so related to Little Women, rather than doing her own interpretation.

But with The Spring Girls I was hoping that I would like this version of it better because I’ve heard really good things about Anna’s writing but I just didn’t like this book at all. It wasn’t like I didn’t like her writing, I just didn’t like the characters and the storyline. I just didn’t connect to them and their issues they were facing.

I appreciated the LGBTQ aspect that was included, I thought it was a really nice touch to this modern interpretation.

I think it’s mainly because Meg and Amy were just so unlikable that I just didn’t care about their issues. Amy was just so annoying and I would get so fed up with her. And Meg was just so selfish and self absorbed and I just didn’t like reading from her or about her. It was also frustrating because Jo would recognize something like how everyone treated Beth as their slave, but she, and the other sisters, never bothered to step in and help her. Jo complained that Meg and Amy would use Jo as their slave, but Jo never bothered to be like “Yo, back off and do it yourself”. It was like she accepted it and while she didn’t like that, she just never bothered to fix it.

I think because the author focused on the characters as they were younger it felt like a lot of high school drama. It was just like because this was a modern retelling of the story, Anna Todd added a lot of typical modern day high school girl drama into this story. I don’t care too much for that type of stuff so I was a bit bummed out that it turned out that way.

Overall with this book I just didn’t click with it and I just felt it wasn’t something I’m interested in. The characters were not likable to me, and I just felt the story fell flat for me.

If you love Little Women you might like this, I can’t say anything from that point of view because I did not like Little Women (again, I read this in the hopes that this would change my mind and encourage me to reread it and get a better look at Little Women). But I wonder how people who liked Little Women would like this!

if you’re a fan of that classic and have read this book let me know your thoughts down below as I would love to know!


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The Hazel Wood

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The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert

Publisher: Flatiron Books

Published: January 30th, 2018

Rating: 3/5

Summary: Seventeen-year-old Alice and her mother have spent most of Alice’s life on the road, always a step ahead of the uncanny bad luck biting at their heels. But when Alice’s grandmother, the reclusive author of a cult-classic book of pitch-dark fairy tales, dies alone on her estate, the Hazel Wood, Alice learns how bad her luck can really get: her mother is stolen away―by a figure who claims to come from the Hinterland, the cruel supernatural world where her grandmother’s stories are set. Alice’s only lead is the message her mother left behind: “Stay away from the Hazel Wood.”

Alice has long steered clear of her grandmother’s cultish fans. But now she has no choice but to ally with classmate Ellery Finch, a Hinterland superfan who may have his own reasons for wanting to help her. To retrieve her mother, Alice must venture first to the Hazel Wood, then into the world where her grandmother’s tales began―and where she might find out how her own story went so wrong.

*Received this book for review through Netgalley*

So this was one of my most anticipated books this year and I was actually a bit let down by it which makes me so sad. It was very magical and mysterious so those are bits that I liked.

But this book just didn’t sweep me away and take me on this journey with the characters like I was hoping it would.

I found parts of it interesting, mainly when both Alice and Finch were in the city and exploring and trying to find out clues and locate Alice’s mom. I thought that part was super interesting and I liked seeing the characters from the Hinterland come alive in the city. Alice was interesting to read about and I thought reading about her and her mother’s life was fun since they wandered all over living in different cities together. I haven’t lived that life so it was different reading about her life and her travels. It was great to read about her nostalgia.

Finch was cool too, since he was a superfan of Alice’s grandmother’s work and he was very knowledgeable about the stories and the characters that appeared in the city to chase them down. He sadly just didn’t grab my attention a lot and while a lot of what he said was interesting I just didn’t care too much about him.

But the reason why I think this book didn’t grab me was because once things started really happening towards the end of this book when they go search for the Hinterland, I just got so confused. There were a lot of parts that just went way over my head and I had no idea what happened most of the time. I just felt like the Hinterland aspects were so magical that I just didn’t get understand everything.

I just felt like I skimmed through most of it because I just didn’t seem to process everything.

I just have a lot of mixed feelings about this book. I mean I really liked the ending and what was revealed when Alice was in the Hinterland was really shocking and unexpected. I thought that was really good and such a good twist in the story. I honestly didn’t expect that so I was really shocked when everything was revealed. So I liked that part of the novel and the confusion of the novel.

Also I was kind of sad at what ended up happening at the end. I don’t want to say who because I don’t want to spoil anything, but something happened to a character and I was kind of sad at the way that panned out. I mean I get it because that character really was interested in that world but at the same time it made me sad.

Again overall I wasn’t blown away by this book which makes me sad since I was really hoping to like it but I’m glad that I got the chance to read it. I still love books like this and I thought the little fairy tales the author put in the story were really interesting and added something to the novel, but again I just didn’t love this book that much, even though I was really hoping to.

If you’re a fan of urban fantasy I recommend checking it out, even though I wasn’t amazed by it, maybe you’ll like it better than I did!

Let me know your thoughts below as I would love to read them!

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Bookish Box Unboxing: December

Hello! I’m here with my December Bookish Box Unboxing. This box wasn’t really interesting to me and I was putting my subscription as only t-shirt and for January I believe it is, but for February I moved it back because I wanted the items for that box based on what they mentioned on their instagram. But yeah once that’s done I’ll be going back to just the t-shirt for month to month.

I’d prefer to just like focus on other subscriptions I currently have.

* I had to get images off google images because I deleted all my images off my WordPress drive and also my phone so yeah….*

This box was themed Destined and I really didn’t care for much of the items or the book, but I liked an item or two in this month!


I got this cute ornament that has book titles on it, and I thought it was really cute to add to my little collection! It was created by Hello World Paper Co on Etsy and I like the modern novels paired with classic novels. Thought it added a nice touch! Etsy: Hello World Paper Co

Of course my favorite item in this box was the Aelin Fireheart mug with one of my favorite fae on there! I have this in my collection of mugs so I’m super happy to have it! I love her world, and I hope they one day use her High Lady of the Night Court design on a mug so they match! Site link here: The Watercolorie

We also got the shirt, which is an added item in each box they send out. I always get it because they have cool designs for shirts. I’m not a Harry Potter fan honestly but I like the idea of this shirt. I got the image off of: My Subscription Addiction


And then we also got this Harry Potter candle which actually smells really good so I may actually burn this candle! I’ve never burned their candles before so I’ll need to look up if you can burn the candle with the little gold flakes on top because I don’t want to mess something up…..anyways here is the link to the shop: Whiskey Diamond Co

And the image is also off of: Hello Subscription


We also have this month’s prints with the Monthly doodle drawn by Doodles by Christina and the Mother of Dragons doodle by Dani Marie Draws Instagram

And this month’s book I have no idea what it is about so here’s the summary for you! Let me know if it’s something you would be interested in reading. I have never heard of this book so I can’t tell you if I plan to or not in the future…Let me know if you have so maybe I can make an informed decision!

Summary: The house on Arrow Island is full of mystery.

Yet when Mei arrives, she can’t help feeling relieved. She’s happy to spend the summer in an actual mansion tutoring a rich man’s daughter if it means a break from her normal life—her needy mother, her delinquent brother, their tiny apartment in the city. And Ella Morison seems like an easy charge, sweet and well behaved.

What Mei doesn’t know is that something is very wrong in the Morison household.

Though she tries to focus on her duties, Mei becomes increasingly distracted by the family’s problems and her own complicated feelings for Ella’s brother, Henry. But most disturbing of all are the unexplained noises she hears at night—the howling and thumping and cries.

Mei is a sensible girl. She isn’t superstitious; she doesn’t believe in ghosts. Yet she can’t shake her fear that there is danger lurking in the shadows of this beautiful house, a darkness that could destroy the family inside and out… and Mei along with them.


Here is the spoiler card for you! Also from: My Subscription Addiction


And that was my unboxing for December. I hope you enjoyed and I’ll see you soon with my future unboxing for January! Let me know your thoughts below as I would love to know your thoughts!