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Monthly Wrap Up/TBR

Hello everyone! I am here to talk to you all about the books that I read last month and what I still hope to read next month in May.

Here is the book I DNF’ed. I just don’t think that I was in the mood for it so I got a few chapters in and just didn’t care and ended up not continuing it. I may check it out in the future but can’t guarantee that I will right away.


Here are the physical books and ebooks books that I read this month!


Bright Side: 5-star-rating-clipart-1

Sky in the Deep: 5-star-rating-clipart-1

Once Upon a Moonlit Path: 4-stars

Once Upon a Midnight Clear: 3-stars

Ash Princess: 5-star-rating-clipart-1

Career of Evil: 3-stars

When Stars Burn Out: 5-star-rating-clipart-1


And here are the audiobooks that I read!

Simon vs the Homo Sapien’s Agenda: 5-star-rating-clipart-1

Gilded Cage: 4-stars

A Thousand Pieces of You: 5-star-rating-clipart-1

A Torch Against the Night: 5-star-rating-clipart-1

Into the Still Blue: 5-star-rating-clipart-1

Through the Ever Night: 5-star-rating-clipart-1

The Diviners: 5-star-rating-clipart-1

My Lady Jane: 5-star-rating-clipart-1

The Upside of Unrequited: 5-star-rating-clipart-1


Here is what I am currently reading. The audiobook I am currently listening to is A Madness So Discreet by Mindy McGinnis. And I am about 100 pages into Brightly Burning  so I hope to finish it today but not sure that will happen.


And here is my TBR for May!

The audiobooks:



And here are my physical book and ebook that I plan on reading in May


And here are the books that I plan on reading and what I have read! Let me know your thoughts below! What was your favorite books this month? And what are you looking forward to reading the most in May?

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Windwitch by Susan Dennard

Publisher: Tor Teen

Published: January 10th, 2017

Rating: 3-stars

Summary: Sometimes our enemies are also our only allies…

After an explosion destroys his ship, the world believes Prince Merik, Windwitch, is dead. Scarred yet alive, Merik is determined to prove his sister’s treachery. Upon reaching the royal capital, crowded with refugees, he haunts the streets, fighting for the weak—which leads to whispers of a disfigured demigod, the Fury, who brings justice to the oppressed.

When the Bloodwitch Aeduan discovers a bounty on Iseult, he makes sure to be the first to find her—yet in a surprise twist, Iseult offers him a deal. She will return money stolen from him, if he locates Safi. Now they must work together to cross the Witchlands, while constantly wondering, who will betray whom first?

After a surprise attack and shipwreck, Safi and the Empress of Marstok barely escape with their lives. Alone in a land of pirates, every moment balances on a knife’s edge—especially when the pirates’ next move could unleash war upon the Witchlands.

So I read the first book of this series before and I decided that I would continue the book series and when Windwitch finally came out I actually took over a year to read this book. And I was actually not as crazy about this book like I was with Truthwitch.

I was a bit let down by this book.

So I was worried at first that it was because I was listening to this book on audio and I didn’t think it was because I didn’t like the book, I thought it was because I didn’t like the audiobook.

Mainly because this audiobook wasn’t really my favorite out of the many that I have listened to.

But it was actually because it took me forever to really get into this book. I can’t describe it but mainly it was that I felt that this book lacked something that could hook me from the first to last page. I just didn’t care that much about what was going on until the last quarter of the book happened, then I was all invested in everything going on.

But honestly everything just fell flat for me for a bit. It was just kind of boring at times as well. And it sucked because once I would start getting into a chapter and someone’s storyline, it would switch and be someone else’s POV and I would have to like figure out where that chapter left off. I think another issue I had was that I felt that the story didn’t go as far as I would have hoped or have liked. The first book I felt had such a big progression and more things were happening, but this one not much happened until later in towards the end of the book.

But I did like the aspects of female friendship that Safi and Iseult have and the concern they have for each other, and the little bit of them talking to each other that we got at the end was so cute. I loved it so much and I love that their friendship is still really important to them and that they really are still best friends after everything that happened and how long they’ve been apart.

I also enjoyed seeing Merick and his sister’s relationship change and them get closer in a way. They definitely grew from the first book and I loved seeing that between them because I felt that was something they really needed to get past to overcome all that was happening in their world.

Overall I just wasn’t as much of a fan, and that while I normally don’t care too much about reading from different POV’s, J just felt that in this book, it slowed the progress down so it felt like nothing really happened till later, and that felt rushed. But I will continue with the series when the next book comes out in the future. I think just this book didn’t live up to my expectations.

Let me know your thoughts down below! I would love to know! Did you feel somewhat similar to me or did you love it? Or did you hate it??


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Currently Reading


This week has been a really good reading week for me! I hope that continues this weekend and the rest of the year as well! I am 13 books away from my reading goal of 75! I am so proud of myself!


Here is what I read so far this week!

I finished Sky in the Deep by Adrienne Young, which was so amazing and I loved it so much! It was really amazing and so entertaining and good! And so violent as well! Wow! But had a cute OTP and I loved it so much…so cute!


I also listened to the audiobook of Gilded Cage and that was really good as well! I liked it! I was thinking I wouldn’t really care about it that much but at the end I was really into it and I enjoyed it! I am going to for sure continue the series! The narrator was good as well!

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I also read the Haunted Hearts duology and I flew through them! I read Once Upon a Moonlit Path and I read it in one day! It was so good! And I loved the idea of the main character seeing ghosts and the spooky theme of it!


This one was good as well, but I prefer the first book more but I can’t wait to see what else comes from this series!


And here is what I am currently reading:

I started Brightly Burning by Alexa Donne which is a Jane Eyre retelling set in space so I can’t wait to see what it brings to the story! I got an ARC for review through booksfortrade so stay tuned for my thoughts on release day!


And I am listening to the audiobook of Simon vs. the Homo Sapien’s Agenda! I am almost done with it so I plan on listening to it tonight while doing my homework!


I am also reading Legendary by Stephanie Garber and I plan on reading it on my kindle since I have a review copy of it! Cant wait to finish it, but this will be my gym book!


Here is what I am hoping to get to the rest of this weekend:

I have the audiobook of A Madness So Discreet by Mindy McGinnis and I can’t wait to check it out because it sounds really good! I think it takes place in an asylum!


I don’t know if I’ll get to this book this week but I hope to get to some of it. That is Uprooted by Naomi Novik. I have the audiobook so I plan on listening to it this weekend as well, but I don’t think I’ll finish it!


Lastly I want to start Stay Sweet by Siobhan Vivian which is something I haven’t been able to read for some reason. I think it’s because I wasn’t in the mood for it.


And those are the books that I plan on reading the rest of this weekend and the next week! Let me know your thought and what you have read so far this week as I would love to know!




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City of Fallen Angels


City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare

Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books

Published: September 1st 2015

Rating: 5-star-rating-clipart-1

Summary: The Mortal War is over, and sixteen-year-old Clary Fray is back home in New York, excited about all the possibilities before her. She’s training to become a Shadowhunter and to use her unique power. Her mother is getting married to the love of her life. Downworlders and Shadowhunters are at peace at last. And—most importantly of all—she can finally call Jace her boyfriend.

But nothing comes without a price.

Someone is murdering Shadowhunters, provoking tensions between Downworlders and Shadowhunters that could lead to a second, bloody war. Clary’s best friend, Simon, can’t help her—his mother just found out that he’s a vampire, and now he’s homeless. When Jace begins to pull away from her without explaining why, Clary is forced to delve into the heart of a mystery whose solution reveals her worst nightmare: she herself has set in motion a terrible chain of events that could lead to her losing everything she loves. Even Jace.

So wow I’m addicted to this series! It kind of reminds me of the Selection series in terms of binge worthiness. I just can’t help but read this series back to back and get addicted.

The stakes felt so high in this book!

It was like there was always something going on and so much action going on! And I was always trying to find out what was going to happen after each chapter! And when I finished the book I couldn’t help but freak out because I am dying! This series is intense! Like woah! Can’t wait to continue this series! I’ve been putting off finishing her books because I am so attached and I don’t want them to end. But I plan in May to finish both Clockwork Princess, as well as the rest of the Mortal Instruments series and finally start on the Dark Artifices series.

I just think there is such growth in this book compared to how Clary and Jace started out from City of Bones!

I do think that compared to the third book, which is my favorite, that this book is my second favorite! I know people think nothing really happened in this one but I think that a lot did happen in this book overall. The stakes were raised and so much was revealed and opened up for what will happen in the next book.

I do think that Simon is a jerk for what he did to Maia and Isabelle in this book. Like oh my gosh what a jerk. I know he helps out and such but I don’t really think that overcomes what he did to them both. He was also very dumb, and got himself into messes and it was like, what are you doing???? I don’t understand! He would get himself into trouble and wouldn’t bother trying to ask for help before hand and a lot of what he did could have been avoided I feel.

I think another small issue I had was that Clary and Jace just can’t catch a break. It’s almost like Cassandra doesn’t want them together because there would be good moments for them and their relationship, but then someone is always happening to keep them apart and I was like why do they need more of this?! Give them a chance to be happy! Poor Clary! I’d prolly have grey hairs if I was Clary after all the stress she has endured just to be with Jace.

I’m still trash for them though.

I can’t not be….

I think it was interesting that we got a really good look at Isabelle and her past and why she is the way she is in this series. She annoyed me a lot but I really got a good look at her and it changed my idea of her which I didn’t think would happen. She has a very sad past and it made me appreciate her as a character more than before.

Also Clary’s relationship with Luke was adorable and I appreciated the idea that Luke is basically Clary’s father, and is someone she goes to for fatherly thing. It was cute seeing their relationship grow as well with Luke’s part in her life develop into something more that she needed. Luke’s a really good guy, and I like seeing that Clary and Simon and more go to him for help and advice. I’m happy that he gets a happy ending. He definitely deserves it!

Also Alec and Magnus are the cutest ever. I love them so much. So much! I wish I could see their pictures from their trip!

Overall this was a really enjoyable book, and I cannot wait to continue reading the series! I’m really happy that I gave this book another chance because it definitely is something I’m trash for!

Let me know your thoughts and if you’ve read this series! Who is your favorite pairing in this book series? Or least favorite!


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Ash Princess


Ash Princess by Laura Sebastian

Publisher: Delacorte Press for Young Readers

Published: April 24th, 2018

Rating: 5-star-rating-clipart-1

Summary: Theodosia was six when her country was invaded and her mother, the Fire Queen, was murdered before her eyes. On that day, the Kaiser took Theodosia’s family, her land, and her name. Theo was crowned Ash Princess–a title of shame to bear in her new life as a prisoner.

For ten years Theo has been a captive in her own palace. She’s endured the relentless abuse and ridicule of the Kaiser and his court. She is powerless, surviving in her new world only by burying the girl she was deep inside.

Then, one night, the Kaiser forces her to do the unthinkable. With blood on her hands and all hope of reclaiming her throne lost, she realizes that surviving is no longer enough. But she does have a weapon: her mind is sharper than any sword. And power isn’t always won on the battlefield.

For ten years, the Ash Princess has seen her land pillaged and her people enslaved. That all ends here.

Damn…I loved this book!

I legit binge read it in like 2 days! I couldn’t get enough of it at all! It was great and so full of action that I couldn’t even handle it. I loved the characters, the writing, the plot, and the overall vibe of the novel. I love novels about people trying to reclaim their stolen throne, so while the trope wasn’t unique to me, it was still something I really enjoyed reading about. And I like how this author really made Theo stand out.

The characters were really unique to me, and I felt myself really getting invested in the story and the characters. I loved Theo and all that she had to offer to the table. She faced a lot of hardships in her life as a captive and she was still able to help and rise up to the occasion and do what she could. I just liked how strong she was, and how smart she was. She didn’t have a gift or anything really but she used her mind and her will to really get stuff done.

I was trash for the love triangle. Let me be honest. I was dying trying to figure out who I wanted her to pick and what I thought was best for her! I loved it!

This novel has a lot of emotions behind it, because Theo ends up having to do something so horrible, and it kills her inside to do it. You really see how doing that ends up shaping her character and path in this book. You can see it kills her, and weighs on her throughout the novel, and I like how we saw the emotional toll it took on her. I just liked seeing the in-depth -ness of her character. I also enjoyed seeing Theo and her manipulations and sneaky ways with the court.

This story is also very violent, and grim and dark. There were aspects of slavery and torture, and if you’re sensitive to those topics, I would suggest reading with caution.

But overall I loved the characters, and I loved the plot and the aspect of rebellion, and how the author went about it with this novel. It was different and the characters really drove the story. I think it was also interesting to see how the Kaiser is sneaky and uses mental and physical torture to do what he wants. I want to see how the progression goes for him. I feel like that makes me a weird person but the mind games he plays are really interesting and are present during the novel.

Also Theo’s friendship with Cress was also something I liked reading about. Because it started out cute with them being friends, but ended with them being rivals. And not really because of a guy. Like a guy was involved but the fighting towards the end wasn’t really having to do with the guy and I thought that twist in events was interesting. Also Cress isn’t as simple or dumb as she looks. She really surprised me and I want to read more and see what she brings to the table in the future. She has a lot left in her story I feel!

Overall again I thought this novel was awesome and so fast paced and addicting. I couldn’t put it down and I really want to read the next novel and see what’s in store for Theo and the rest of the characters. It’s going to be so great!

Let me know if you’ve read this novel and what your thoughts are as I would love to know!


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When Stars Burn Out

When Stars Burn Out by Carrie Aarons

Published: April 22, 2018

Rating: 5/5

Summary: Stars die in one of two ways.

So slowly that each layer burning out feels like agony … or suddenly, exploding into a million pieces before the universe even has a grasp of what is happening.

When Paxton Shaw left Demi Rosen without so much as a goodbye, he stole her shine in both manners.

Now, eight years later, he’s trying to pull her back into his orbit. The nation’s most beloved football player, a tight end with a seriously tight end, has finally realized Demi is the one who got away.

But she’s a different woman than the weak girl who used to come running whenever he called in the middle of the night. Strong, successful, her life’s mission being to grant the wishes of children whose flames have all but been extinguished.

And untouchable, as dark and cold as a midnight sky with no moon in sight.

When one special child forces their star-crossed paths to collide, it’s impossible to keep the feelings of their past buried. Paxton had been her Halley’s Comet; the once in a lifetime love that scorched Demi’s heart in the most spectacular of fashions.

She promised herself she would never make that mistake again. But, how can she forget the dreams of love she once had, when Paxton wants to make them come true?

I received this arc from the author for review and wow! This was so good! I was addicted! I would read this whenever I could! I was hooked from start to finish!

I enjoyed the romance, and how you saw the growth with flashbacks between the characters. You got to see how Paxton went from being a ride asshole to being just the man Demi needed in her life. It was also sweet that while there were serious moments in the book there were fun moments as well. I think it added to my enjoyment that they were both able to have fun and enjoy each other and enjoy their life.

I was addicted to this romance and I was trash for it the whole book. I just wanted them to be together and I rooted for Paxton to redeem himself the whole book. He’s just a good guy now that’s he’s grown up, and it’s great that he really made the effort to do that for Demi. He was also really sweet and got involved in her family and would treat her parents with respect. He was so on board with participating in her family’s religious events like Hanukkah. I just thought it was sweet that even though he wasn’t Jewish he would make sure to be invited to her Jewish events.

And their relationship with Ryan was sweet! I loved that so much and felt that it added to their character and showed they were good people. Demi does this as her job but you could tell she loved what she did and the kids she helped. Paxton and Ryan were so sweet too!

It was so good and I also wanted more at the same time because I was so into the characters but I’m happy with where it ended!

Overall this was a really enjoyable book and the writing was good, the characters were great, and I loved the plot and the direction the novel went in. I highly recommend this book to everyone especially romance lovers! You’ll really enjoy this!

Let me know your thoughts down below and if you’ve read this book as I would love to know!

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Currently Reading

Hello! I’m here to talk about what I read so far this week and what I plan on reading this weekend! I’m reading some really good books so I hope I get to finish it all this weekend!

So far I finally finished A Torch Against the Night and it was intense! I loved it so much! I cannot wait for the next book to come out! I need it so badly!


And I thought I had finished The Queens of Innis Lear and apparently I did not….I apparently got only a excerpt because I saw it at Barnes and Noble and apparently I have quite a way left so I am back to reading that book again.


But I also finished Ash Princess! I flew through it so fast! I basically read it in like almost two days I loved it that much!


And here are what I plan to finish this weekend…aside from Queens of Innis Lear because that might take me a little bit longer to finish.

I plan on finishing up When Stars Go Out by Carrie Aarons and I am almost done with this so I hope to finish it this weekend! Hopefully today (Friday) since I’m almost half way done with it!


I also started the audiobook of A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray. At first I wasn’t feeling this book but I got two hours in and decided to keep going and it’s actually really good! I hope to finish it this weekend and start another book as well!


I am planning on starting and finishing Sky in the Deep by Adrienne Young! I’ve heard really amazing things about this book so I can’t wait to start it! I need to buckle down on my homework though so this sadly will have to take a backseat to stuff I need to get done.


And lastly I want to listen to the audiobook of The Reader. I plan on listening to a lot of audiobooks while doing homework this weekend so hopefully I can finish A Thousand Pieces of You and start this one while doing homework! Yay!


And that is all I plan on reading this weekend! Big plans but motivation to do homework and listen to my audiobooks! Wish me luck!

Let me know below what you plan on reading this weekend and what you have already read! I would love to know!