Red Queen – Review

Anyone can betray anyone…

Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard was really a book I was looking forward to reading this year. Political setting, war, strife, and what sounded like a strong heroine – it all appealed to me. Unfortunately, for me, Red Queen was a book that angered me about 90% of the way through. It breaks my heart how disappointed I am with this book. Continue reading Red Queen – Review

Waiting on Wednesday – Hello, I Love You

I love the Korean culture. Ever since I started watching Korean dramas, I’ve found myself sucked into their world: the music, the celebrities, the food, oh my goodness, the food. This is probably the biggest reason why I’m so excited for Hello, I Love You, by Katie M. Stout! Add in the fact that it’s said to have the feel of Anna and the French Kiss (which I loved) and Pride and Prejudice (which I loved) and I’m completely sold on the book.  Continue reading Waiting on Wednesday – Hello, I Love You


The wondrous Ri @ Hiver et Café tagged me for the GIF tag! How it works is that the tagger gives a list of ten books which the tagged (me!) have to respond with a gif and a sentence. One thing you should know about me is that I love the TV series The Big Bang Theory, especially Sheldon, so that nutball will be my GIF star today. Here are the books Ri chose for me:

The Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor

Fantastic idea, but the execution left a lot to be desired.

Divergent by Veronica Roth

This is my shit. 

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

Holy mother of badass, she’s fascinating in a way that makes me want to run and hide. (Based on movie, book TBR)

Red Rising by Pierce Brown

The way I want to read this is ridiculous because this is supposed to be really good, but $20 for a paperback? #universitystudent

The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski

I just couldn’t connect with the romance here.

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

Yes, damnit, I’ll eat those berries with you!

The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken


Vicious by V.E Schawb

Wow! Haven’t read this one, but it sounds like exactly the kind of grit and darkness I like in my novels.

Cinder by Marissa Meyer

Much like Sheldon’s dancing, this book gave a great effort, but the romance was stiff and…not the best to watch.

Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout 

I think I read this?


A good mix of books I liked and disliked, and I think Sheldon really captured the spirit of my feelings! I’m nominating the Steph, Kat, and Meg @ Cuddlebuggery, Helena @ Book Nerd Addict, and Axie Oh @ Books are Bread to participate in the GIF Tag with the following books:

1. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

2. Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

3. Dorothy by Die by Danielle Paige

4.  The Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen

5. Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo

6. Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson

7. An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir

8. Snow like Ashes by Sara Raasch

9. Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

10. Twilight by Stephanie Meyer, or you can opt for its sexy (sexy?) alter ego, Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L James

Have fun!

The Heart of Betrayal (sampler) – Review


Where The Kiss of Deception left off, Lia was in a very bad situation. Recently captured along with Rafe by Kaden and his men, she’s been carted off to Venda – a fate better than death, but presumably not by much.

The Heart of Betrayal is the second book in the Remnant Chronicles, and after getting a look at the first three chapters, I have to say I think I’m more excited for this one than the first. Continue reading The Heart of Betrayal (sampler) – Review

Waiting on Wednesday – Red Queen


Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine and is all about the books we have *grabby hands* for!

I was so sure I would have to do a Waiting on Wednesday post for Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard. Not because I’m not excited for it (it’s one of my top 10 books I’m anticipating this year), but because it releases on February 10th, three days before my birthday; and like waiting for your birthday, you’re excited, of course but you’re calm because you know your time will soon come.

I continue to amaze myself at the ways I don’t know my own self.

I can’t read it!! Or can I?


And I didn’t realize how badly until an excerpt of the book was released and I was struck with the decision of reading the excerpt right away but having to wait (probably in agonizing excitement and desperation) until the release OR not reading it just yet and devouring it once I got my tiny, child-sized hands on it. I didn’t realize how badly I need this book right now until I was there, excerpt open and waiting, my eyes strained from trying to read and not. read. all at once.  Continue reading Waiting on Wednesday – Red Queen

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