Series Review: Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi


Hello, fellow book friends! Recently, (as in several years ago…) one of my friends suggested that I read Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi. Then we found out a fourth book was coming out in March 2018, and thus I decided to read the series and see what all her fangirling was all about. Let’s just say… she was right! So, I am combining all of their reviews into one post (except for the newest book, Restore Me). Are you ready to discover an incredible series? Continue reading


6 Reasons You Should Check Out the Lunar Chronicles (AKA Why TLC is AMAZING!)


Hello, hello! It’s been a few days since my last post (for some reason I’m out of ideas…) but I started this one quite a while ago and thought now would be a great time to finish it. If you are a new reader, you may not know that The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer are my absolute favorite books ever. (If you’ve read ANY of my posts you probably have heard me mention the series a few times… because I talk about it way too much!) Anyways, Marissa Meyer released her second graphic novel on January 30, Wires and Nerve Vol. 2: Gone Rogue, about the lovely android Iko. So, we are celebrating (a little late.. oops) by discussing 6 reasons why you should check out the Lunar Chronicles! Continue reading

Review: Zero Repeat Forever by G.S. Prendergast

28945665Zero Repeat Forever by G.S. Prendergast 

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

One Year Blogiversary Ft. Favorite Books & Quotes


Hello, bookish friends, and welcome to the party!! Today Blue Binding is one year old, and I’m celebrating by sharing some of the wonderful books I have read during my first year of blogging and some of my favorite quotes. I CANNOT believe that it has been a year already! I honestly didn’t know if I would make it past a month, but I sure did! I have found something that I love doing, and I have no intention of stopping any time soon.

Also, HUGE HUGE thanks to anyone and everyone who has ever read, liked, or commented on one of my posts, and to all those who have followed me! You are wonderful and amazing and I probably would have quit blogging without you!!

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2017 Year in Review


Hello everyone! I hope you are having a lovely day and are enjoying the end of the year. As Blue Binding is not yet a year old, (it will be in February!) this is my first year-end post. I can’t believe that 2017 is over already! It seems like it just started… Anyways, I’m here to talk about my year in books and blogging and to welcome in 2018! Continue reading

Review: P.S. I Like You by Kasie West

25486998P.S. I Like You by Kasie West

Publisher: Point

Release Date:  July 26, 2016

Genre: YA Contemporary & Romance

While spacing out in chemistry class, Lily scribbles some of her favorite song lyrics onto her desk. The next day, she finds that someone has continued the lyrics on the desk and added a message to her. Intrigue!

Soon, Lily and her anonymous pen pal are exchanging full-on letters—sharing secrets, recommending bands, and opening up to each other. Lily realizes she’s kind of falling for this letter writer. Only, who is he? As Lily attempts to unravel the mystery and juggle school, friends, crushes, and her crazy family, she discovers that matters of the heart can’t always be spelled out…

P.S. I Like You by Kasie West is an incredibly charming, witty novel about a high school girl, Lily. I instantly could relate to her, yet I was a bit jealous of her! She had a wonderful friend, an interesting family, and an intriguing potential love interest. The book is light and funny, something difficult to put down, and I am eager to share it with you! Continue reading

Double Review: Eliza and Her Monsters + When Dimple Met Rishi


Hey guys! I hope you are all having a lovely day, and maybe I can make it better by sharing two of my newest favorite books! I read these two (Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia and When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon) back to back, and I fell in love almost instantly. I haven’t always been into the contemporary/romance stuff, but recently I have found them to be light and fun and really enjoyable! So, even if you are unsure of the genre, I would encourage you to give these a try! Continue reading