Stacking The Shelves (3)

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone !

Stacking The Shelves is an anytime meme hosted by Tynga Reviews. It allows you to showcase the books you've recently added to your book shelves, whether they're physical or digital. 

Some of the books I found on my tablet were free $99, and others I've purchased. Let's dive in!

The Darkest Minds | Alexandra Bracken


I was completely shocked when I seen that this was free on Barnes & Noble and Amazon! I've been wanting to read this for a while, but never was motivated enough to pick it up. But, since it has ah-mazing reviews on goodreads and booktube, I thought " Why not?" 

The Young Elites | Marie Lu


I've been eyeing The Legend Trilogy for quite some time now, but have always been a little hesitant to purchase them. When I heard Ms.Lu was coming out with The Young Elites, I kept my eyes & ears open for other reader's reviews and opinions, and since I've heard nothing but great things so far, I decided to go ahead and add it to my collection. Hopefully this will entice me to finally read her other works.

Purchased *

Two Tales Dark & Grim ( The Key & The Brother's Pigget )                          
 Rachel Hawkins & Julie Kagawa


So I know that Rachel Hawkins wrote the book Hex Hall, and Julie Kagawa wrote The Forever Song & Immortal Rules, but I haven't read anything from either author. So I figured I'll be killing two birds with one stone by picking this up, and let's not forget to mention it was freeeeee.

                     Where There's Smoke | Jodi Picoult


Jennie from JennieLouise, had recommended one of Jodi Picoult's books to me a couple of months ago. Since this is a short story, I think it's best if I start here just to get a feel for Jodi's writing. I've heard that she's an amazing storyteller, so I'm almost positive I'll enjoy her work. 

Interview With The Vampire | Anne Rice       

First of all, how could I not get this! It's a graphic novel, the girl looks really creepy, (and I love creepy) it has a 4.29 rating on goodreads, anddddd it was free. Can't pass that up!

  Vicious | V.E Schwab


I've been wanting to read this for forever! I mean come on, the idea of two guys being homies, then becoming enemies?! YASS count me in! I'm in such a fantasy kick nowadays anyway lol. 

Purchased *

The Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook | Dinah Bucholz


I was so freaking excited when I seen this. Yea it's an Unofficial Harry Potter cookbook, but okay who cares?! I'm loyal to my ex-husband Harry, (even though he cheated on me. Hence the whole "ex-husband" thing lol) but I'll still buy anything with his name on it. Well not anything. The only thing disappointing about this free version, is that not all of the recipes are included. There's about 150 recipes included in this cookbook, and with the free version you only get maybe a handful. But that's cool. I seen a picture of a physical copy someone took online and I'm purchasing this baby!

      All The Light We Cannot See | Anthony Doerr


So, I was actually stalking Joy's blog . . . okay I'm not 100% sure her name is Joy, but her blog's name is Joyous Reads, so I'll call her that for now lol. So anywho, I was stalking Joy's blog as usual, and after reading her review for ATLWCS, I immediately went over to amazon and purchased it. If you aren't already following Joy, please do! She does amazing reviews, on a great mix of books, andddd her photography skills are A1!

Purchased * 

Nyctophobia | Christopher Fowler

I'm a big fan of horror and I was looking for something that  could possibly have me too scared to go pee in the middle of the night. So I said you know what, I'm going to use my trusty friend google to find a book. This is what I searched:

" Books that will scare the shit out of me "

Nyctophobia was on multiple sites for being a scary read.

" Books that have weird and creepy writing like American Horror Story.

Lol, okay so my search for a scary book was kind of pathetic but, this book was listed under both search results, so I guess that's a win for me! 

                                                                                                              Purchased *

Jane and the Twelve Days of Christmas | Stephanie Barron


I was searching on goodreads for something to read for the holiday season when I came across this. What intrigued me the most, is that:

a). It's a Historical Fiction AND Mystery novel.

b). The Character is based off of the classic author Jane Austen. 

Very, very intriguing. Since I'm not a big reader of classics, I figured I would pick this up to get that classic-y feel. If that makes any sense lol.

Purchased *

So there you have it! I'm really excited for the books that I've hauled, and I'm crossing my fingers that I'll be able to read them sooner rather than later. 

Enjoy your holidays guys!

The Labyrinth House by Mark Rollins | Blog Tour + Review

The Labyrinth House | Mark Rollins
Pages: 223
Genre(s): Fantasy, Suspense 
Published: October 2014 | Luthando Coeur
Format: Ebook
Source: Publisher

* I received this book in exchange for an honest review *

Hey fANGIRL Readers, 

Here is another review, where my feelings and thoughts are probably going to be a bit conflicted. I was completely intrigued by the concept of the story, so much that I couldn't put the book down. However, the ending left me feeling so disappointed, that I actually lowered my original rating. * Sigh * let's get started.

The Labyrinth House follows our main character Bradley Jensen. He's an architect, who designs buildings for a firm in Seattle Washington. We kick the story off with Bradley and Jessica, as the two are on their honeymoon. The newlyweds decided to spend their vacation visiting the Sequioa National Park in California. Being that Bradley isn't much of an outdoorsy type of individual, I was really surprised when he agreed to go for a hike deep into the woods of the Bear Paw High Sierra Camp.

Question: What do you do when you're newlywed, you're camping, you're young, and you're fun, and your wife is adventurous?

Answer: You play hide & seek in the woods of course!

So we follow the anxious Bradley, as he ventures deeper and deeper into the woods, searching for his playful wife. He can hear her running, cracking branches, crunching leaves, until he no longer hears anything. He then stumbles across something that piques his interest enough for him to further investigate.

" I then turned again and saw a wooden door, which was embedded in the wide trunk of a tree. This door was as straight as any found in any house, and the tree seemed to be made to fit it. The golden metallic doorknob was oval-shaped, and there was a light emanating from the key-hole.

Wrong move Bradley, wrong move. 

This very door led him to what I would call " hell on earth ". He ended up being trapped in some sort of Labyrinth house, that had long maze-like hallways that led to nothing but rooms and dead ends. The door he stumbled upon in the woods can't be opened from inside, leaving him basically imprisoned with three other people. Here is where things get very, very creepy.

Once you enter the house, there is literally no way of getting out. As I stated above, the hallways only lead to dead ends, and other rooms within the house. There are no windows, no clocks, nothing that will indicate whether it's day or night, or even what time it is. But even that isn't what's so strange about this place. When Bradley first entered, he ended up encountering three other "prisoners" in the house, Harvey, Joshua, and Miriam. What was so weird, but intriguing at the same time, was that they're all from different centuries. Harvey stumbled upon the "door embedded in the tree" in Jackson Hole back in 1970, Joshua was a runaway slave in Mississippi when he ran into the door back in 1835, and Miriam was a woman from Massachusetts who fled and found shelter within in the house when she was accused of being a witch in 1678.

Now, Harvey should atleast be well into his 70's or 80's, especially if he entered the home when he was in his 30's or 40's. (Who has time for math anyway lol) Miriam and Joshua should be deceased. I mean that makes Miriam over 300 years old, and Joshua just a little over 100.

How is this even possible ?!!

Well, when you're living in this hell hole, you don't age. If you were to find this door say . . . when you were 25, then you'd be 25 forever. Which if you think about it, isn't such a bad thing. Strange, yes. Bad, no.

Witnessing Bradley as he interacted with these complete strangers was quite enjoyable. His temperament was alot calmer than what I figured it would be, and I loved how he thought things through, as well as handled situations realistically. The story eventually begins to pick up as Brad, (we're giving this guy a nickname) began solving puzzles to make his escape from the Labyrinth. He drew a map of the entire house, solving different puzzles room by room. He eventually makes a discovery that there is actually someone else living on the other end of the house, far from where he and the others reside. This mystery man's name is Robert and there's only one word to describe him . . . batshit crazy. Wait that's two. Sorry lol. 

Robert entered the house at the same time as Miriam. He was chasing the young woman, in hopes of capturing her because he believed like everyone else that she was a witch. He tortured her at first, but when realizing that she must not be who he believed, sent her to the second part of the house. After Joshua found his way to the Labyrinth, he was attacked by this madman, which led to Robert being locked on his opposite side of the home.

As you can see, I thought this concept was pretty dope. I haven't read any type of book similar to the idea, especially one that included puzzles, so you could imagine how engrossed in this story I became. I think the biggest down side to The Labyrinth house for me atleast, was the writing. Nothing made any sense! Bradley would solve a puzzle, and you'd think, "That's it, he's going to discover something!" and it would end up being nothing at all. Just when you thought he was making a lead, he'll end up back at square one. I'm not sure if this was intentional, you know to screw with our heads, but it left me extremely frustrated. I also wish that the house itself was better explained. I still have no idea what the Labyrinth House actually is. Is it a prison, created to teach humans a lesson? If so, what lesson? What did these group of individuals do to end up in such of a mind-ef-you-see-kay of a place? You're basically reading some sort of journal that Bradley kept to keep is thoughts together and to keep track of information and things he discovered.

In the beginning of this review, I mentioned that I had to lower my original rating because of the ending. Which is completely true. The concept alone rendered this book a 3.8, but because of the lack of any type of explanation, or reasoning to why this house was built or why situations happened, I bought it down to a 3.5. I then dropped the rating again because the ending had me so angry, that I chucked my poor Nook at my closet door. All of this anticipation to witness Bradley's escape, and nothing happens. Nothing. Nada. Zip. I wanted to cry. I felt Brad's pain because I just knew something was going to come of this. That someone was going to come, maybe some weird Dumbledore looking wizard, and explain this whole shit-show. Nothing. * Sigh *

I will admit that this will work for someone. That a reader would think this was amazing that we didn't receive the ending that we were expecting. I have to admire that not one thing about this story was predictable, but, I'm still reeling over the fact that I want more. 

There better be a sequel.

Happy Reading!

The Friday 56 (1)

Hey guys! This is my first time showcasing The Friday 56 here on fANGIRLconfessions. This meme is hosted by Freda's Voice, and it consists of the following rules:

  1. Grab a book, any book.
  2. Turn to page 56, or 56% in your e-reader. (If you have to improvise, that's okay.)
  3. Find any sentence, (or few, just don't spoil it) that grab you.
  4. Post it.
  5. Add your URL (post) below in the Linky (on her blog). Add the post URL, not your blog's. 

I'm currently reading:

Page 56

" The moment he came into view I saw him differently. He was not the same boy I thought I once knew. He was a man now, with a strong jaw and a muscular chest that filled out his shirt. He'd always been handsome and clean cut, but long gone were the days where he shuffled his sneakers with uncertainty. This Landon was arrogant and knew exactly what he wanted.

I am so in love with this story. The writing is sooo incredible and poetic, and don't get me started on the characters! I haven't completed the book just yet, but make sure you guys stay tuned for the review.

Later Guys!


Hotwire by Cindy M. Hogan | Blog Tour + Review

Hotwire | Cindy M. Hogan
Pages: 335
Genre(s): Action/Adventure, YA, Contemporary
Published: October 20, 2014 | O'Neal Publishing 
Format: Ebook
Source: Publisher 

* I received this copy in exchange for an honest review. *

Division spy Christy Hadden can't wait for her latest assignment posing as a student at a prestigious New York City academy and car thief extraordinaire.

The best part of the mission is her attractive handler, Jeremy, and her new team. The worst part? The sociopath masquerading as the academy's most popular guy.

But soon she realizes the car thieves are much more than they seem. Her simple spying mission becomes more dangerous than anyone imagined. If the organization discovers her true identity, they won't hesitate to kill her, and if she fails, others will suffer the same fate.

Young Adults, teens and adults will love this exciting suspenseful adventure with a dash of romance. You won't want to put it down.

Hey fANGIRL Readers, 

After reading the synopsis and thinking, "Mmm, I haven't read anything like this before." I decided to give it a try. I was super pumped to dive into this story, that I even began reading it an entire week before my tour date. But I will admit that my expectations were a bit high, and I was left just a tad bit disappointed.

Hotwire follows our protagonist Christy Hadden, a 19 year old spy. She works for an agency called " Division 57 ", who is preparing her for her next mission. Christy must go undercover as Amber Smith, to investigate a string of car thefts at A.G Bell Academy, a prestigious engineering prep school in New York. She's not alone as her team, Agents Hallius, Ace, and Jeremy, back her up every step of the way.

I really enjoyed Christy as our main character. I loved how independent she was, never relying on anyone to retrieve information, or to solve a problem for her. She came across as such a go-getter, and because of this, alot of breakthroughs in the case were done on her behalf. As I mentioned above, she wasn't alone on this mission at all, and as much as I want to give her credit for the success they've accomplished, I definitely have to applaud her back up as well. First up is Agent Hallius Moreau. He's much older than Christy, and served as her shadow on most missions. Next we have Agent Amedee Renaud better known as Ace, who was the computer geek of the crew. He was also older than Christy, and had the purpose of hacking, as well as creating trackers, and other cool gadgets. I definitely liked his character, especially since I have such a love for technology. Last but not least, we have Jeremy McGinnis. He was the leader of the team, also known as the handler, and surprisingly was Christy's crush. I did not see that coming!

After pin pointing who may be involved with the car thefts, Christy begins to form friendships with them, with the sole purpose of coming up with a lead. I will agree, this was a brillant idea, and the plot pretty much focused around this aspect. But, everything happened sooooo quickly!

Within just a couple of days of attending the academy, Christy had:

A boyfriend named Viktor, who just so happened to be the nephew of Alexander, the evil mastermind behind the thefts. 

A friend named Carson who she met on the first day at the school's dance, who weirdly had a crush on her. 

Hank, who she considered a good friend, but only conversated with a few times in the entire story.

Gina and Karina, two shy girls she met on the first day.

Oh and Jericho, one of the car thieves, who also had some sort of crush on her. 

Now, I know the purpose of these "situationships" were to use these students to gather insight on the mission, however, I wish there was more of a "build-up" to these friendships. I felt as though from the gate things were happening too quickly, especially the relationship she had with Viktor, as well as the instant-crush some of the boys had on Christy. I remember being super confused around chapter 20 when Viktor and "Amber" were having a conversation in the hallway.

" It's crazy, even though I didn't get alot of sleep, it wasn't hard to get up at all. Not at all. And I realized why as I drove to school this morning. It's because I knew I'd get to see my girl and get a bit of action. "

Wait what just happened !

My eyes literally bugged out of my head when I finally realized that they were dating. I even skipped back a few chapters, just to make sure I didn't miss anything. I hadn't, and this really made me hope that later on in the story, more of the characters and or situations would be better explained. Another example would be the character Hank. As I mentioned before, Christy didn't interact with him that much, so when a scene occurred involving him, it was really hard to believe her emotion. She was absolutely hysterical, and I again found myself flipping backwards through the chapters, making sure I didn't overlook any details concerning their friendship. This became a constant problem for me, being that I couldn't connect with any of the supporting characters due to their lack of "story" and appearance within this book. 

Now, on to what I enjoyed the most about Hotwire!

Any novel about a spy needs some type of action included right? Of course, and I will say that Ms.Hogan definitely delivered!

The last 40 pages of the book is so jam backed with action, I was literally on the edge of my seat! So many plot twists occurred that I had zero clue as to how the story was going to end. I definitely want to applaud the author for the realism she served with the fighting scenes in the story. Christy was indeed a human girl, with no superhuman powers, (she did have a cool photographic memory though) and it was refreshing to see her in battle. She didn't do any outlandish mortal kombat moves, instead she fought as anyone would inspect her to. She was extremely quick on her feet, and used her wits to include surrounding resources to take down her opponents. You go girl!

I must say that I really should raise the rating for Hotwire to atleast 3.8 stars instead of the 3.5 I currently have. Even though I wasn't invested and couldn't connect to majority of the characters, I still very much enjoyed Christy and her incredibly lovable crew. I also wished there could have been more romance between Jeremy and Christy, especially since they were crushing on each other. But I understand Jeremy's decision to not want to jeopardize Christy's job with the Division as well as the mission. Atleast we received a cute kissing scene!

For anyone of my readers who are looking for an action story, with a cool kick ass heroine, and a crew of just as amazing spies, I most certainly recommend this!

See Ya Next Time Readers! & Don't Forget to enter the giveaway!

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Stacking The Shelves (2) | Ebook Edition !

Stacking The Shelves is an anytime meme hosted by Tynga Reviews. It allows you to showcase the books you've recently added to your book shelves, whether they're physical or digital. 

I am so excited to share this post with you guys. Just last week my mom had a huge paper she had to submit for school. After working all day, she was incredibly tired, and asked me if I would mind typing the paper up for her. So I did, and I guess to show appreciation, she allowed me to order as many ebooks as I wanted. I will admit that I went a little crazy and ended up getting . . . 21 books! Yes, 21 freaking books that I now have in my e-reader collection, and I'm pumped about every single one of them.

Let's get started shall we?

* Grab a snack, some tea, juice, whatever. This is going to be one hell of a post lol. *

Okay so with this book haul, my mission was to purchase titles that I wouldn't normally pick up. As a blogger and reader, I wanted to step outside of my comfort zone and read books that I usually shy away from. Alot of you are going to be surprised to know that I have quite a few fantasy novels in this haul. Can I get hand clap or nah ? I'm so proud of myself. Anywho, back to the task at hand.

Exquisite Captive | Heather Demetrios

I discovered this book while watching an October Book Haul on booktube. I can't remember who hauled it, but I seriously need to thank them because I am dying to read this! First of all, it's about a Jinni. Like that's a good enough reason to pick this book up. Not to mention the cover is sooo
 giving me this Arabian Nights feel. Hehehehe.

What I gathered from the synopsis is that the story follows Nalia a Jinni who is trapped in a bottle and forced to obey her master. I'm sure she can't stand him, and wants to be freed. In comes another guy who promises to save her, but she doesn't really know if she can trust him. I heard there's an interesting love triangle in the mix, and I like me some love triangles. 


  The Silent Wife |  A.S.A Harrison

I actually heard about The Silent Wife last year, but it didn't pique my interest until after I seen that it was being compared to Gone Girl. It has a similar premise I believe, so I'm definitely curious to see how good it is.

The Mara Dyer Trilogy | Michelle Hodkin

I read the Unbecoming of Mara Dyer back in 2012 and absolutely loved it! But because I'm so horrible with continuing a series, I never picked up the sequel The Evolution of Mara Dyer. Well just recently, The 3rd book to the trilogy was released, which pushed me to make these purchases. I've heard nothing but good things about the second and third book, so I'll be marathoning these books very soon. 

I didn't read the synopsis for the second of third book, (because I don't want to spoiled of course) and I only vaguely remember what the first book was about. What I do remember is that it follows Mara Dyer, a teenage girl who moves to Florida with her family after being involved in a tragic incident with her friends. She was the only one to make it out alive, and now she suffers from visions and hallucinations about that night. She also meets a mysterious boy and falls for him. Some things happen, but lord knows I can't remember lol. 

                   Night Circus | Erin Morgenstern 


Whenever this books is mentioned, it's always followed by such good praise. I haven't heard a bad thing about it yet, and when I always ask where to start in fantasy, this is one of the many recommendations. 

Deemed as a magical read, it's about two young magicians who I'm guessing perform in a circus, and eventually fall in love. Sounds pretty interesting actually.

The Intern's Handbook | Shane Kuhn 

I have no clue what this book is even about. I was browsing on goodreads, looking for more books to add to my haul when I came across it. Apparently it's about an assassin, who is also an intern for an agency who targets high-profile executives. I've only read two books this year with characters that were assassins, (Throne of Glass & The Innocent Assassins) so I wanted to give this a try. 

The Black Hour | Lori Rader - Day

So again I was browsing goodreads under the Thriller section, and came across this baby. It's basically about a Sociology professor who was shot by a student she'd never met. She lived, but couldn't get any answers as to why she was targeted, because her shooter was dead. He shot himself right after his attempt to kill her. There's definitely more to this story, and I am itching to find out. 

The Walled City | Ryan Graudin

For the past month or so, I've been seeing this everywhere, and even though it has quite a few mixed reviews, I was still intrigued enough to pick it up. From what I gather from the synopsis, it follows three different characters: 

DAI - Who traffics drugs for a ruthless kingpin. 
JIN- Who is in a street gang, but is passing as a boy to stay safe. 
MEI YEE - A young girl is working in a brothel.

It seems like they're all living lives their trying to escape from, and this sounds really interesting to me. 

Atlantia | Ally Condie

I am so nervous to read this book it's not even funny lol. I've been hearing alot of talk about Atlantia especially on twitter and booktube. It has mixed reviews on goodreads, but I was mostly apprehensive to pick it up because it's completely out of my comfort zone. At first I thought it was about mermaids, but I was informed that it's actually about humans who live underwater. Uhh, okayy. But, I'm going to go into this with an open mind, especially since my blogger friend Erin has hauled and started reading it. She says it's good so far, so you know what? I'm going to trust Erin on this one. 

The Invitation Trilogy | Roxy Sloane

I've already read The Invitation (the first book) and it is steamy! I received these three books from my good blogger friend Blessie, who I also like to call the Queen of Romance. If you're looking for some good recommendations in this genre, she's definitely the person to talk to! 

So, what these books are about, well atleast the first one, is two characters. They're law students who just finished their last exams and are out celebrating. They just so happen to be great friends, and vowed to never make it anymore than that, but I mean come on, that like never works out anyway! So some things go down, and yea. Just know I needed some water after I finished book one. Definitely a hawt read. 

Prisoner | Annika Martin & Skye Warren 

When I heard about this on booktube, I knew I had to have it! A woman who teaches a writing class in a prison, falls for one of her students. I have never read a book with this type of premise! It's like everything I love wrapped up in one book:

Dysfunction - I mean she does teach in a prison. Prisons are dysfunctional right? lol

Teacher/Student Relationship - Who doesn't love a good teacher-student relationship? 

New Adult - One of my favorite genres right now!

Mother, Mother | Koren Zailckas

I found this baby on goodreads, and purchased it as soon as I read the synopsis. You guys know how much I love my dysfunctional reads, and this is no different. 

The story follows a mother and her family. She has a loving husband, two beautiful daughters, an intelligent son, but things go completely left, or either they already were. Her oldest daughter runs away with her boyfriend, (a mysterious boyfriend at that) her second daughter turns to hallucinogenic drugs, and extreme fasting, and lands herself in the psych ward. Next her son is diagnosed with Aspergers and Epilespy, and her husband is spiraling out of control with his alcohol addiction. Uhhh, yeaaa this family puts the FUN in dysfunction. 

Rapture Serial | Megan D. Martin

If you've been reading my blog for the past month or so, then you'd know I have been ranting and raving about this author's work. The first books I've read from Ms.Martin, was the Filthy Serial which I loved! Now Megan is theeee queen of writing dark & twisted shit, so I'm excited to finally have my hands on these books. I'm not even sure what they're are about too be honest. I read the synopsis for Drowning in Rapture,  but it's soooo vague and all I gathered from it was that our main protagonist is a stripper. I don't think I've ever read anything like this, but there's a first time for everything right?

Blessie we are sooo buddy reading this! 

Rooms | Lauren Oliver 

I picked up Rooms because:

1. Everyone has been ranting and raving about it and I'm curious.

Okay so that's not the only reason why I chose to purchase this book. I read Delirum by Lauren Oliver and I really enjoy her writing. It's beautiful actually, but in a very simplistic way. Not gimmicky with too many metaphors being shoved down your throat. But, as you all may know, I'm not very good with continuing a series, so I decided to start here in hopes it will motivate me to finish her other works. Oh and it's Adult!

You | Caroline Kepnes

Richard one of my favorite book tubers, hauled this book in either his October or his November book haul. I can't remember which one, but I know that as soon as he held it up, I broke my neck to add it to my wishlist. Later on the next day I purchased it after I found out it was about Obsession. That means there's going to be a whole lot of crazy, and I love me some crazy okay!

If you read alot of crazy books, does that make you crazy too?

I'm really starting to question my sanity. 

Unravel | Calia Read

The cover is so pretty! 

This is another book that has a very vague synopsis. What I do know about the story, is that it's about a girl who is just admitted into a psych ward. That's pretty much it lol. It has amazing ratings and reviews on goodreads, and it's a New Adult novel. Why not?

Alice + Freda Forever (A murder in Memphis) | Alexis Coe

If there's any book that I'm absolutely, positively, pumped to read . . . it's this. First of all this book is non-fiction, so it's based on a true story about a 19 year old murderess named Alice Mitchell. Back in 1892, she had a same-sex relationship with another young girl named Freda. So that she could get married to her fiance, Alice came up with the idea to pass as a man so no suspicions would be raised. Unfortunately, letters between the two girls were discovered, I think by Alice's dad, and they were forced to never speak to each other again. 

Freda apparently moved on with life, and with Alice hurt and heart-broken, she slashed Freda's throat . . . in public!
I was already intrigued by this crazy ass story, but when I seen that this book recounts this real life love story with over a 100 illustrated love letters, notes, maps, artifacts, newspaper articles, etc. I broke my neck to purchase it. I am obsessed with books that have illustrations, or elements other than text such as, social media inspired images, emails, texts, diary entries, notes . . . anything! I even seen an image someone posted of a note Alice wrote that said How To Kill. It even had instructions! This girl Alice was obviously cray-cray, and I am dying to read her story. 

Whew, that was definitely a task! Can you imagine how much I had to use goodreads for this lmao. I'm so ready to read all of these books, but I won't actually start until the beginning of next year. I'm using this month and the next, to knock out all my review copies that I've aquired over these past couple of months. I've even decided that I won't accept any more review copies, so that I can get caught up on what I already have. When my load is finally lifted, I'll be diving into all of these amazing titles! Stay tuned guys! 

Sisterhood of the World Blogger Award | Third Edition.

I . Feel . So . Horrible .

Okay first of all, I was nominated like weeks ago, by the lovely Rose over at Paranormal Book Reviews. So, at the time I had sooo much going on, and completely lost track of what tags I had to complete, and who tagged me in them. So last week, I was on twitter literally trying to figure out who tagged me in another Sisterhood Award. No one had came forward, so I went through my comments, hunting for the kind blogger who nominated me. Still nothing. So finally after I posted my second Sisterhood Award tag, (thanks Evie) my dear Rosey Posey finally told me that it was indeed her who had gave me the nomination. So now I feel like shit, because this was so long ago that I was tagged, and I hate leaving anybody hanging. But, now we're here, so . . .

Let's get the party started !

Okay as you guys know, there a few rules to this baby:

  1. Thank the blogger that nominated you, and link back to their site. 
  2. Post the award's logo onto your blog.
  3. Answer the 10 questions you've been asked.
  4. Nominate 10 bloggers. 
  5. Set 10 new questions for your nominees.  

Everybody and their mama has done this tag, so there's no need to re-tag anyone. Consider yourself lucky guys lol, you all know how am I with these questions lol.

1.  What is your favorite genre?

Definitely Psychological Thrillers and Contemporary. If Dysfunctional Fiction is a genre then that too. I love me some dysfunctional reads lol. 

2.  Who is your book crush? Come on I know you have one :D

I do, and he just recently became a crush of mine. His name is Etienne, well St.Clair to all of you. But yes, he was just recruited to bae status lol. 

3.  What love triangles do you love?

Umm. I like love triangles, squares, circles. I kinda enjoy when my characters have slutty ways. I can live vicariously through them ya know? lol. But I think I like when the main character is in love with two people, but is having a hard time choosing who to be with. I know alot of people don't like when the person is leading the others on, but I enjoy it really. That sounds kind of mean right? Just as long as they pick who I want them to pick, then it's cool with me. 

4.  Paperback or Hardback?

Paperback baby! Especially a thick floppy one with a beautiful cover! * Squeals *

5.  Favorite female heroine? 

Okay this might sound sooo dumb. But when I think of heroine, I think of someone out of a fantasy, adventure type novel, like someone who has to fight to save themselves or the world or something lol. Then for genres like contemporary, I think of a protagonist. Like a regular female character. Does that make sense? I feel like they have the same meaning, I seriously need to google this. lmao but to answer your question, I'm going to go with Cress from Cress by Marissa Meyer. That was my girl!

6.  Female or Male?

I thought this question was going to be easy, but it's soooooo hard. I tend to really like fictional males, but some of them are painted as assholes, so I'm going with the females this time around. This year I have more favorite female characters then males. 

7.  Would you rather: get killed instantly, or die from poison.

I wouldn't die at all! My sidekick Rose would come and give me a potion at the very last second that will reverse the effects of the poison, and together we would kick the person's ass, and yea. The end.

8.  Would you rather: get killed peacefully, or go down fighting?

What?! You know me, I'm going down fighting! I'm all like Kitana from Mortal Kombat with my little blades like Bow, Chop, Kick, Punch, Bam. Then I die slowly, with this weird as moan like ARGGHHHHHHHHHH. Then I whisper to Rose and say, " Finish Them ! " and then I die. But atleast I went out like a savage lol.

That was a fun lmao. 

9.  Are you the geek, or popular girl/boy?

I'm actually both. I'm the only one out of all my friends that love reading, computers/technology, video games, etc. So they always call me a nerd or geek. But then on the other hand, I'm really cool, like I don't have a problem making friends, so yea both. 

10.  What are you willing to do to keep your favorite books?

Whatever I have to! Well, I do have some limitations, but for the most part anything lol.

Sisterhood of the World Blogger Award | 2nd Edition

I've been tagged again by the wonderful Evie over at Presciption Fiction. If you aren't already following her blog, do so now! She has great taste in books and will give you the literary medicine you need to . . . sorry I got carried away there for a second lol.

Anywhooooo, so as you know, the Sisterhood tag consists of basically . . . questions. 10 questions that the blogger comes up with for the nominees to answer. I'm usually the evil one of the bunch, coming up with wild & crazy answers that I know would have my nominees squirming, but Evie almost has me beat . . . almost! She comes pretty close though lol. 

Let's get started !

Oh and there are a few rules to the tag as well:

  1. Thank the blogger that nominated you, and link back to their site. 
  2. Post the award's logo onto your blog.
  3. Answer the 10 questions you've been asked.
  4. Nominate 10 bloggers. 
  5. Set 10 new questions for your nominees.       

Everyone I know has already done this tag, so I won't re-tag anyone!

1.  If you could change the ending of any book, what would it be, and what would you change it to?

I think I've answered this question before and my answer would probably be the same, but I would change the ending to Forbidden by Tabitha Suzuma. I can't really elaborate on why I would change it, because then I'll be giving away a huge spoiler. Just know i'll save alot of people from heartache. 

2.  If you could dump hot noodle soup over the head of any book character, who would choose?

Nice one Evie! Let the evil games begin! lol. This is a no brainer, and if you read my last mini review, then you would know its:

Victoria Hershberger from Random by Tom Leveen. She was a complete ass. If I went to school with her, she'll definitely be someone I'll beat up lmao.  

3.   You're getting married! Choose you soon-to-be spouse, your best man, your braidsmaid(s), and your dj.

Oh god lmao. Okay ummmm, lets see. I know my soon-to-be spouse would be St.Clair from Anna and The French Kiss. That accent won me over. My best man would be: (I chose more than one lol)

  •  Josh from A&TFK by Stephanie Perkins as well, because they're best buds and he's so cool.  
  • Ryan from Winger by Andrew Smith. I mean it's Ryan. Everyone loves Ryan.
  • Tiny from Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green & David Levithan. Tiny is one word: Fab!
  • Crash from Crash & Burn by Michael Hassan. He is still one of my favorite characters. How can I not?
  • Todd from the Chaos Walking Trilogy by Patrick Ness. I absolutely love me some Todd!

Braidmaids, mmm. 

  • Faye from The Filthy Serial by Megan D. Martin She might be bat-shit crazy, but I love that girl lol. 
  • Cress from Cress by Marissa Meyer. We have so much in common, why not?
  • Theo from Pointe by Brandy Colbert. I really loved Theo's character from beginning to the end.
  • Celaena from Throne of Glass trilogy by Sarah J. Mass. I find Celaena to be so amusing. I have to include her in the mix.

My dj would be:

  • Gat from We Were Liars by E Lockhart. Gat is sooo dreamy and swoony. I know he'll get all the ladies on the dancefloor!

4.  Sum up one book with an album or playlist.

Well, thanks to my good friend Erin who created the meme Soundtrack Saturday, I already have one prepared. Thought you were going to stump me huh! lol. Anywho, I'll link it here so everyone can see the soundtrack I did for Filthy by Megan D. Martin. 

5.  You've stolen a chocolate cake from the local bakery, and you're about to be shoved in prison for twenty years with one book character of your choice. Who would it be?

I'm going to go out on the limb here because this is actually a book I haven't even read yet, but I'm choosing Daemon from The Lux Series. Now, I know you're thinking, girl you haven't read the books, you don't know him! Well that is true. But everyone seems to love this guy. I'm very curious as to why, and being that I'm locked up for 20 years, I need someone swoon worthy, you know for obvious reasons. I heard he was the right guy lol. 

6.   If you could ask a author any three questions, what would it be?

Okay first of all, I would ask:

 Tabitha Suzuma -  Why in the hell did you break my heart ? Like why would you write something so beautiful then rip my damn heart out ?! I need answers Tabitha! It's been 4 months and I'm still hurting !

Marisha Pessl -  Can I get a sequel to Night Film please? I mean I was satisfied with that ending, but then I wasn't. I want more . . . now !

Patrick Ness -  Wanna get married ? Or Nah ? 

7.  If you could attend one fictional school for an entire year. which would it be? (Hogwarts is banned from this answer because well . . . duh!) 

You are so cruel for this Evie! But too be honest, I wasn't going to pick Hogwarts even though I would love to attend. My choice isn't a fictional school either, (it actually exists) and that would be The School of America in Paris. This is the same boarding school Anna from Anna and the French Kiss attended, and oh my is this school beautiful. I looked it up while I was doing my mini review and mentally cursed my mom out for not sending me there. Fictional characters get to do all the cool shit. 

8.   Would you rather snog Draco Malfoy, Luna Lovegood, or Ron Weasly? State why!

Draco! I think I would snog him because I know he'll fall in love with me, then I can use my evil power of love to kill him. Yea that sounds good :)

9.   If you had to get a tattoo of one characters face on a body part of your choosing, who and where would you choose? (Keep it clean people!)

What ?!!! lmao. Okay I'm so stumped right now, but I think I would tat Cinder from Cinder by Marissa Meyer. I would actually get her entire body tatted because how cool is she?! Half human, half cyborg, that would really make such a bad ass tattoo. Now, I think I would get it on the right side of my back, like my shoulder blade, since my left side is already taken. 

10.  You can bring one fictional character back from the dead, but by doing so you have to kill another. Which two do you choose?

The person I really want to bring back from the dead, I can't even mention because it's a spoiler lmao. I haven't even been reading a ton of books that have death, so I think I'll go with Professor Dumbledore. Like, I cried in the theater when he died! Now, the person that I would kill to take his place would be Amy Dunne from Gone Girl. That lady is crazy ass hell, and I was so pissed at her character. Yea, I'd definitely stab her. Once, or twice. 

Whew those questions really bought out my crazy side, but they were so much fun! Thank you again Evie for the nomination! It was interesting getting stumped on some of your questions, and it's nice to know that I'm not the only blogger who can come up with such evilness.