US vs. UK Covers

Wednesday, November 16, 2016
   Often times when a book is released in more countries, the cover is edited a bit or changed completely to make it appealing to consumers in a specific country.

   I usually prefer US covers but the UK covers have definitely given them a run for their money. 

   There was actually a time when I actually ordered a book from Book Depository because I wanted the UK edition.

The Sun Is Also A Star Review | Blog Tour

Saturday, October 29, 2016

When I received an email for blog tour invitation to The Sun Is Also A Star, I was ecstatic!! I thought it wasn't real and that I was out of my league to be able to part of this. I immediately accepted because I thought it would fill up quickly. I mean this is the same author that wrote Everything Everything. And it certainly was everything (LOL).

I'm Still Alive!! | Fear The Drowning Deep review

Sunday, October 23, 2016

   As you can see by the title, I'm still well and alive despite the fact that I haven't been posting anything. My reading slump is seriously a buzz kill. I feel like I've picked up so many books this year but struggle so hard to finish them...

   Very excited to be part of the Sunday Street Team blog tour, hosted by Nori from ReadWriteLove28 for Fear The Drowning Deep! This was one of the rare beauties I've actually been able to finish and enjoy this year.

Interview with Mindy McGinnis

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

   I'm very excited to have Mindy McGinnis on my blog today for an interview! She's the author of Not A Drop To Drink, In A Handful of Dust, A Madness So Discreet, and The Female of The Species, which releases the 20th of this month!!

Keep Track Of Your Reading Time With A Watch | JORD Wood Watch Review

Sunday, August 21, 2016

   So this is off topic for my blog but still worthwhile because this wrist watch I recently got in the mail is simply unique.

Just gaze upon it's beauty and fall in love!! And there's a giveaway at the end...

Bookitcon Chapter 2: Interview With Mackenzi Lee

Friday, August 5, 2016

Super excited to have Mackenzi Lee on my blog for an interview!! She's the author of This Monstrous Thing and two upcoming novels, The Gentleman's Guide To Vice and Virtue, and Semper Augustus.

She's one of the authors who will be attending Bookitcon Chapter 2 and I'm here to tell you all about it...

Monthly TBR: ARC August & Read Them All Thon

Saturday, July 30, 2016
I'm still alive!!!!!

   I know I haven't posted anything this month because I have a mad case of blogger burn out. But I'm really excited for August because there's going to be two challenges to help me catch up on reading.

Top Ten LGBTQ+ Books I Want To Read in 2016

Monday, June 27, 2016

   It seems like I've gone into a mini hiatus and that is because I am currently in Minnesota visiting my sister for a week. Then I'll be back home and ready to post regularly again.

   I was super stoked that this Top Ten Tuesday was a freebie because I actually made this post before realizing there was a freebie so the timing was perfect!!

Drama In The Book/Blogging Community

Friday, June 17, 2016

   Who would think that people who love to read would be capable of causing so much drama? It'll either be over something stupid or serious... But one thing is for sure, we're all tired of it. It's not the same as it once was.

Most Anticipated Releases (For The Second Half Of The Year)

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

   I've realized I haven't done Top Ten Tuesday in such a long time and I could NOT pass this one up because that topic is just perfect!! It's always exciting to see what everyone is excited for and it's fun adding more books on Goodreads even though my TBR is already so big, which is okay! 

   The more the merrier...

Bookstagram 101: Gaining More Exposure

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

   When you're part of a community for a while, you start to learn and notice some things. And I wanted to share some tips on how to grow your bookstagram account.

Vote for the Books I Will Read Next Month!

Sunday, June 5, 2016

   I'm super excited to be joining the Make Me Read It readathon, hosted by Val from The Innocent Smiley and Ely from Tea & Tiles, which takes place in July 9 - 16. I joined last year but I failed miserably so I hope to do better this time!!

May Wrap-Up & June TBR

Thursday, June 2, 2016

   I wish PicMonkey would let people save the font colors we've previously used and let us type it in so we don't have to keep moving the mouse around in the color chart. That would make my life so much easier. And it explains why, every time, the titles in all my pictures are not matching colors.

   But enough about that. I'm here to talk about what I read in May and what my reading plans are for June.

REVIEW: Sword and Verse by Kathy MacMillan

Thursday, May 26, 2016

   I had so many mixed feelings with this YA fantasy. While I really found the beginning and middle to be really entertaining and enjoyable to read, the ending was a bit lacking and rushed...

Organizing How I Blog

Saturday, May 21, 2016

   I remember the days I first started blogging and how even though I was still learning, it was very simple back then. I created posts, published them, and then did a little promoting.

   Nowadays when you know so much, it's easier but it's also hard to juggle everything. I like to post the link to a new post at least 2 or 3 times on Twitter. Sometimes I'll post a picture on Instagram about my post.

Epic Bookstagram Fails

Thursday, May 19, 2016

   Today I share with you some of the problems I've had when I've taken some book photos. It may seem like we're perfectionists at taking photos but most of us take hundreds of shots to find the perfect one... We've just never shown you behind the scenes.

(The Worst) Monthly Wrap Up + May TBR

Saturday, April 30, 2016

   This month was perhaps the worst reading month I've had in my history of reading. EVER! I just want to move onto May and never look back.

   But after today, it's a brand new month and a chance to start over. And I plan to add more New Adult to my TBR...

Making a Marauder's Map from Harry Potter

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

   The idea of making a Marauder's Map just popped into my head and I couldn't stop thinking about it until I made one. 

   I know I could purchase it somewhere but where's the fun in that?? Plus it would be $40+ when I can just make it myself!

Bookstagram 101: Improving The Quality of Pictures

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Have you ever felt frustrated because maybe your photos were darker in some areas? It's always too dark for pictures? Maybe your photos look too yellowish? Or maybe you don't like how the picture turned out? Then you've come to right place...

New Adult Vs. Young Adult

Friday, April 15, 2016

   Why is it so easy to get into New Adult than Young Adult?

   If you didn't know, New Adult is a developing genre where the characters are in the ages of 18-30. Most novels take place during college but not all the times. They are intended for readers above the age of 18 or older because there are sexual themes and sometimes they deal with darker issues.

   This year has not been the most easy with my reading. I've been on a off and on reading slump!! Usually when that happens, I pick up a New Adult novel and I fly by through it.

REVIEW: Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes

Publication Date: December 11, 2012
Publisher: Razorbill
Genre: Young Adult, High Fantasy, Romance
Series: Falling Kingdoms, #1

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War brought them together. Love will tear them apart.

Princess Cleo of Mytica confronts violence for the first time in her life when a shocking murder sets her kingdom on a path to collapse. Once a privileged royal, Cleo must now summon the strength to survive in this new world and fight for her rightful place as Queen.

The King of Limeros’s son, Magnus, must plan each footstep with shrewd, sharp guile if he is to earn his powerful father’s trust, while his sister, Lucia, discovers a terrifying secret about her heritage that will change everything.

My Reversible Palace-Crown Bookmark

Wednesday, March 23, 2016
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   I first started thinking about DIY's and what not when I first signed for this online parade. My original idea was to recreate the shimmering gold spine with glitter. But that turned out to be such a huge mess. I still had fun with it but I realized that it's not for me. 

   Mermaids don't do glitter; they do water so I'll just stick with my watercolor features!!

ARC REVIEW: The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

    Watch me flail over this drop-dead gorgeous fantasy. I was going to wait to post this closer to the release date but I wanted to give you all little something too.

   My thoughts and feelings are completely everywhere in my review so beware of that!! It's more like a fangirl book talk than review because I'm just flailing everywhere but THAT'S OKAY! Also stay tuned for the epic giveaway at the end of my review fangirling.

My 2016 New Year's Blogging Resolutions

Saturday, March 12, 2016
   So I meant to have this post up in January but as you guys know or don't know, I got into my big blogging slump so I wasn't really uploading anything. But I am back and running as you can clearly see from my previous posts!!

Watch Me Recreate The Crown's Game Cover | Blog Tour

Thursday, March 10, 2016

   Hey guys!! Welcome to my stop on The Crown's Game blog tour, hosted by Brittany from Brittany's Book Rambles. I was going to do a review but then I thought I would try something else I've never done before on my blog. Recreate an entire book cover!!

   I've been wanting to start making DIY's and other sorts of art crafts. But for the cover of The Crown's Game, it turned out rather more difficult than I anticipated. I originally wanted use paper only and cut out the parts. But just look at the water reflection and the sky! That's when I decided I would use watercolors for those areas and use construction paper for the crown-looking palace. 

   Now I'm no artist but I think it turned out much better than I expected!! Also stay tuned for the awesome giveaway for your chance to win an arc and a tote bag inspired by The Crown's Game.

REVIEW: The Orphan Queen by Jodi Meadows

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

^^ Does this banner look weird?? ^^

    I've been wanting to add bookish photos to my blog so it's about time I test it out. I'm not too sure about the middle font. I tried about a million fonts and I'm too indecisive about which I like best so I might switch it around.

   Now about The Orphan Queen... It was the first book I read this year and it was EXTRAORDINAR!! I had the chance to read the second book recently and it's just as good!!

HarperTEEN Summer 2016 Tour

Sunday, March 6, 2016

   Hi guys!!! I'm really sorry for dropping just blog tours lately. I have tons of posts I'd love to publish but I just haven't had the motivation to blog. I'm also in a HUGE reading slump because every time I try to pick up a book, I just start skimming because it's not holding my attention. That's not a good sign. I will try to do better!!

   But enough about me...

   I'm very excited to be part of this huge tour because it's HarperTEEN!!! They always have (SO MANY) amazing books coming out each year.

Dear Cupid, Next Time, Hit Both!

Sunday, February 28, 2016

   Super exciting to be part of the Arrows blog tour, hosted by Tika from Fangirl Confessions. There's just something so interesting when fantasy is mixed in with contemporary. Or in this case, it's mythology added into contemporary.

   As a big fan of Greek mythology, I am really looking forward to reading this novel 'cause DUH ... IT'S CUPID!!

Prepare To Be Hooked (By Blackhearts)!!

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

   I'm super delighted to be part of this blog tour for Blackhearts by Nicole Castroman. It was one of the very first 2016 debuts I read and I fell IN LOVE!! I've said it so many times but I was worried about not enjoying it because it was my most anticipated release of this year. And it didn't let me down!!!

February's Book Releases

Tuesday, February 2, 2016
   Just like last month, I wanted to catalogue the books coming out this month. And I have to say, this is a very exciting month!! 

   I think I'm anticipating almost all of these releases. I've read Blackhearts and Unhooked and I love them!! They both happen to have pirates in them so that makes just as excited for The Girl From Everywhere. Who doesn't love a book with a time-traveling ship??

I Ship It!!

Monday, February 1, 2016
   Get ready... To have your minds blown away... By this deliciously and good-looking retelling of Peter Pan!! It also had a swoon-worthy pirate!! Two of some of my favorite things in the world!!

   This was one of my highly-anticipated releases of this year and I was just blown away by how captivating and yet eery the world was. You won't be disappointed!!

Impromptu Blogging Break

Friday, January 15, 2016

   This first month hasn't really been the best for me in terms of reading and blogging. The last 2 books I've read were 3 stars for me. I haven't picked up a book in 3 days and it's been bothering me. It's making me feel like a failure when it's barely the first month of 2016.

   I've getting behind on reviews I need to write. I've been stressed over the fact that I have too many review books in February than I actually anticipated to get. And I think it's freaking me out

My Sword and Verse Book Look!

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

   Welcome to my tour stop!! I'm so happy to be taking part in the Sword And Verse blog tour!! I absolutely fell in love with the romance, and the writing. It pulled me in right from the first page and that's very rare for me to enjoy the beginning of a book!

   I decided to do something I've never actually tried to do before. And that is to create an outfit inspired by the cover. It was very fun to choose each piece even though I'm not the best.

   There's also a giveaway at the end so stay tuned for that!!

The Goodness Of January Releases!!!

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

   I thought since this year is full of so many amazing books coming out, I thought I'd highlight a bunch of the YA books coming out for each month like some form of catalogue. Of course, these aren't all the books coming out in January but I don't want to create a gigantic post that will bore you guys

   Without further ado, I give you all the book releases!!

January TBR

Sunday, January 3, 2016
   Last year, I may have had a horrible reading slump but it's a brand new beginning. I want to start off fresh and read more books in 2016.

   One of my biggest reading goals is to focus on the books I already own so half of my TBR this month is books that have already released!!

DNF REVIEW: This Is Where It Ends by Marieke Nijkamp

Friday, January 1, 2016

This Is Where It Ends by Marieke Nijkamp

Release Date: January 5, 2016
Publisher: Sourcebooks
Format: E-Arc, 288 pages
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary
Series: Standalone
Pre-order Links: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Book Depository

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10:00 a.m.

The principal of Opportunity, Alabama's high school finishes her speech, welcoming the entire student body to a new semester and encouraging them to excel and achieve.

10:02 a.m.

The students get up to leave the auditorium for their next class.