I Heart Characters: Why I Want to be Annabeth Chase

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Hello, book friends! I’m really excited for this post because I am sharing some major love for one of my first favorite characters: Annabeth Chase! I am linking up with the I Heart Characters meme, hosted by Dani at Perspective of a Writer. This weekly meme is a great way to share your love of characters through weekly prompts, such as A Woman You Want to Be. (Now, this was technically last week’s prompt, but I really wanted to do it, and I missed it.) Anyways, I am going to share some of the reasons I would want to become Annabeth Chase from the Percy Jackson series! Continue reading

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WWW Wednesday: July 18

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Hello, and happy Wednesday! It’s time for another WWW Wednesday post, hosted by Sam at Taking on a World of Words. I’m still kind of behind on my reading for the summer, but I’m getting caught up! I have lots of great books to talk about today, so without further ado, I will answer these questions:

What are you currently reading?

What did you recently finish reading?

What do you think you’ll read next? Continue reading

Review: Reality Gold by Tiffany Brooks

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Hello everyone! I recently finished reading an amazing YA adventure story involving a reality TV show, hidden treasure, and a unique group of teenagers. Reality Gold by Tiffany Brooks is a fast-paced, action-packed story that follows a group of teens as they navigate their roles on a reality TV show taking place on a supposedly haunted island. The characters are all unique and handle the show, and each other, in different ways. Anyone who loves action and adventure should be sure to check out Reality Gold! Continue reading

Bullet Reviews Ft. Control Freakz, Dare Mighty Things, & American Panda

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Hello everyone! Today I have some bullet (mini) reviews over three vastly different books. I’ll start with Control Freakz by Michael Evans, Dare Mighty Things by Heather Kaczynski, then American Panda by Gloria Chao. Control Freakz was a slightly disappointing dystopian book written by a high school student. Dare Mighty Things was an interesting sci-fi read full of strange twists, and American Panda was a contemporary romance about a super smart Taiwanese American! It has been kind of an “eh” reading month for me, but maybe you can find something new to add to your TBR! Continue reading

Review: Zero Repeat Forever by G.S. Prendergast

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Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

Release Date: August 29, 2017

Genre: YA Science Fiction

He has no voice, or name, only a rank, Eighth. He doesn’t know the details of the mission, only the directives that hum in his mind.

Dart the humans. Leave them where they fall.

His job is to protect his Offside. Let her do the shooting.

Until a human kills her…

Sixteen year-old Raven is at summer camp when the terrifying armored Nahx invade, annihilating entire cities, taking control of the Earth. Isolated in the wilderness, Raven and her friends have only a fragment of instruction from the human resistance.

Shelter in place.

Which seems like good advice at first. Stay put. Await rescue. Raven doesn’t like feeling helpless but what choice does she have?

Then a Nahx kills her boyfriend.

Thrown together in a violent, unfamiliar world, Eighth and Raven should feel only hate and fear. But when Raven is injured, and Eighth deserts his unit, their survival depends on trusting each other…


Hey, everyone! I haven’t been super active with blogging lately, but I recently finished Zero Repeat Forever by G.S. Prendergast, and I was pleasantly surprised by the unique story I discovered. It is an interesting science fiction read, very similar to The Fifth Wave. The characters are dynamic and challenge the idea of what makes us human. With incredible allusions to Poe’s “The Raven,” this book is an amazing read for anyone who loves a good sci-fi! Continue reading

The Reading Quest Update + Reviews

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Hello, hello! We are halfway (and a litte more) through #TheReadingQuest hosted by Aentee @ Read at Midnight, and I think I’m doing pretty good! I’m sure there are people reading far more than me, but considering the speed in which I usually read, I’m quite happy. (During this Quest, I am reading each book in about four days, when usually it would take me over a week with school going on.) Continue reading

Review: Defy the Stars by Claudia Gray

Image result for defy the starsDefy the Stars by Claudia Gray

Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Release Date: April 4, 2017

Genre: Science Fiction, Action/Adventure

She’s a soldier.

Noemi Vidal is seventeen years old and sworn to protect her planet, Genesis. She’s willing to risk anything—including her own life. To their enemies on Earth, she’s a rebel.

He’s a machine.

Abandoned in space for years, utterly alone, Abel has advanced programming that’s begun to evolve. He wants only to protect his creator, and to be free. To the people of Genesis, he’s an abomination.

Noemi and Abel are enemies in an interstellar war, forced by chance to work together as they embark on a daring journey through the stars. Their efforts would end the fighting for good, but they’re not without sacrifice. The stakes are even higher than either of them first realized, and the more time they spend together, the more they’re forced to question everything they’d been taught was true.


I am a huge fan of Claudia Gray’s A Thousand Pieces of You (and the rest of the trilogy). It is beautiful and captivating, and I expected nothing less from Defy the Stars. Though I really enjoyed the book, I was a bit underwhelmed. By no means was it bad, I just had really high expectations, many of which were still met. Continue reading