The Edge of Everything, by Jeff Giles | Book Review #213

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29566060For the perfect love, what would you be willing to lose?

It’s been a shattering year for seventeen-year-old Zoe, who’s still reeling from her father’s shockingly sudden death in a caving accident and her neighbors’ mysterious disappearance from their own home. Then on a terrifying sub-zero, blizzardy night in Montana, she and her brother are brutally attacked in a cabin in the woods—only to be rescued by a mysterious bounty hunter they call X.

X is no ordinary bounty hunter. He is from a hell called the Lowlands, sent to claim the soul of Zoe’s evil attacker and others like him. X is forbidden from revealing himself to anyone other than his prey, but he casts aside the Lowlands’ rules for Zoe. As they learn more about their colliding worlds, they begin to question the past, their fate,  and their future.


The Edge of Everything, by Jeff Giles, is a Young Adult Fantasy/Paranormal Romance.

The Edge of Everything is an adventure that I didn’t think I would ever go on! Meaning, I don’t think that I’ve ever read a book quite like The Edge of Everything, before. Continue reading

Mystery & Thriller Books

IMG_5660I’ve only recently gotten into the Mystery & Thriller genre (within the last year or so). When I was younger, it was incredibly easy for me to garner what would end up happening. Back then, being able to properly predict what would happen made me incredibly angry. So I stopped reading the genre all together. And until about a year ago, I wide-stepped the Mystery & Thriller genre.

Then one fateful day, I came across a Thriller novel. By reading that novel, something had clicked in my head and suddenly I enjoyed reading the Thriller genre. What comes with the thriller genre, I often find, is that the book is coupled with a mystery. I don’t mind mysteries nowadays, since the ride up to the Big Reveal tends to have a lot of thrill attached.

Which is why I tend to read Mysteries & Thriller novels in bunches. One Mystery & Thriller novel here and there doesn’t cut it for me now. I have to read the books in bunches of 2-4 for me to get my Mystery & Thriller fix.

Here are the M/T books I’ve read vs. the M/T books I want to read. Continue reading

Library Reads #27

libraryrreadsLibrary Reads: I’m a Library Lover, so these posts are where I document the books I’ve borrowed from libraries. I’ll tell you a little bit about what I expect from the book, or the author’s writings. Whether what I say is a sentence long, or a few sentence’s. From doing these posts, I hope to spread a little of my love for libraries, while also informing you of books that you may or may not have known of!

These books were borrowed from mid April to mid May. — Enjoy! Continue reading

One Was Lost, by Natalie D. Richards | Book Review #212

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28321033Damaged. Deceptive. Dangerous. Darling. Are they labels or a warning? The answer could cost Sera everything.

Murder, justice, and revenge were so not a part of the plan when Sera set out on her senior camping trip. After all, hiking through the woods is supposed to be safe and uneventful.

Then one morning the group wakes up groggy, confused, and with words scrawled on their wrists: Damaged. Deceptive. Dangerous. Darling. Their supplies? Destroyed. Half their group? Gone. Their chaperone? Unconscious. Worst of all, they find four dolls acting out a murder—dolls dressed just like them.

Suddenly it’s clear; they’re being hunted. And with the only positive word on her wrist, Sera falls under suspicion…


Natalie D. Richards is at it again! Another YA Mystery that is filled with quite a thrill and intrigue. Once I found out that this story was indeed a Thing™, I wanted to read the story ASAP. And then one day I was at the library and SHABAM, there it was. On the shelf, like it was there waiting for me.

There’s only one point of view in One Was Lost, and that point of view is from Sera. Continue reading

Six Months Later, by Natalie D. Richards | Book Review #211

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17343998She has everything she’s ever wanted. But not her memory…

When Chloe fell asleep in study hall, it was the middle of May. When she wakes up, snow is on the ground and she can’t remember the last six months of her life. 

Before, she’d been a mediocre student. Now, she’s on track for valedictorian and being recruited by Ivy League schools. Before, she never had a chance with super jock Blake. Now he’s her boyfriend. Before, she and Maggie were inseparable. Now her best friend won’t speak to her.

What happened to her? Remembering the truth could be more dangerous than she knows…


I’m going to get it out there and say that Six Months Later was everything I expected the story to be and more. Six Months Later is the first book I read by Natalie D. Richards. I’m so glad that I read this book!

Since Six Months Later is a YA Mystery, I can’t say too much or I’ll spoil something, so I’m going to try my hardest not to spoil anything. Continue reading

First Book Signing & Meeting Jenny Han!

unnamed-31Hello! Today I’ll be talking about my first bookish event. I don’t really do “events,” per say.. I’m more of a get-in, get what you want, buy it and leave, kind of person. However, with re-reading To All the Boys I’ve Loved, and P.S. I Still Love You, and then finally reading Always and Forever, Lara Jean, thus finishing the trilogy, I realized that the To All the Boys I’ve Loved trilogy had become one of my favourites. So when I found out that there was going to be a signing event in Vancouver, I jumped at the opportunity to go. …Then I decided to not go, because who did I know that was going? No one; and then I think it was a day later that my friend Sam invited me to go along with her.  Continue reading

TBR #31

Screen Shot 2016-04-10 at 10.22.37 PMHello reader/s! I hope you’re well! For a while now, I’ve been writing a weekly or bi-weekly post about books that are on my TBR. TBR, if you don’t know is the abbreviation for To Be Read. My goal here is to shed some light on books that I’ve otherwise forgotten about. These books could be books I’ve been meaning to read from the library, or books that have been collecting dust on my shelves at home. My goal though is to say a little about the book and also give a little reasoning of why I want to read them. In hopes of reading them sooner than later.


Realistic Fiction seems to be the theme for this weeks TBR Tuesday! I haven’t read all that much of Realistic YA Contemporary Fiction. So these two books should be interesting. Or they could be a total hit and miss; I don’t know.

The first book I’ll be talking about is a YA Realistic Ficton/Mystery. I actually didn’t know all that much about the book, yet I bought it and have only just now gotten around to reading the synopsis! The second book I will be talking about it one that has been on my shelves for about…3-ish years? Seriously. No joke.  Continue reading

Hereafter, by Tara Hudson | Book Review #210

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9256414Can there truly be love after death?

Drifting in the dark waters of a mysterious river, the only thing Amelia knows for sure is that she’s dead. With no recollection of her past life—or her actual death—she’s trapped alone in a nightmarish existence. All of this changes when she tries to rescue a boy, Joshua, from drowning in her river. As a ghost, she can do nothing but will him to live. Yet in an unforgettable moment of connection, she helps him survive.

Amelia and Joshua grow ever closer as they begin to uncover the strange circumstances of her death and the secrets of the dark river that held her captive for so long. But even while they struggle to keep their bond hidden from the living world, a frightening spirit named Eli is doing everything in his power to destroy their newfound happiness and drag Amelia back into the ghost world . . . forever.

Thrilling and evocative, with moments of pure pleasure, Hereafter is a sensation you won’t want to miss.


I’ve had this book on my shelf…for a few years. It feels like ten years has passed by, but I know it was only maybe..3 or 4 years (hopefully, at most) that I’ve had Hereafter on my shelves. And what I have to say about Hereafter is…iffy. Not good, but not entirely bad, either.

The initial factor that drew me into wanting to read Hereafter was the fact that the main character is a ghost, and that she herself realizes that she’s dead. But the real kicker for me was that Amelia can’t remember anything about herself or her past. Or how she died.

For the most part, I did enjoy reading Hereafter. I really, really wanted to love this book. However, that really wasn’t the case.  Continue reading

Beautiful Creatures, by Kami Garcia, & Margaret Stohl | Book Review #209

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6304335‘Lena Duchannes is unlike anyone the small Southern town of Gatlin has ever seen, and she’s struggling to conceal her power, and a curse that has haunted her family for generations. But even within the overgrown gardens, murky swamps and crumbling graveyards of the forgotten South, a secret cannot stay hidden forever.

Ethan Wate, who has been counting the months until he can escape from Gatlin, is haunted by dreams of a beautiful girl he has never met. When Lena moves into the town’s oldest and most infamous plantation, Ethan is inexplicably drawn to her and determined to uncover the connection between them.

In a town with no surprises, one secret could change everything.’


I’ve had Beautiful Creatures on my shelf for a few years now, and I can’t believe that it took me 4+ years to get around to reading it. ….And then managed to read said book within 10 days. Continue reading

My Favourite Summer-y Contemporary Reads

IMG_5643Summer is just around the corner, which means I will be spending a lot more of my time inside avoiding the heat. You can bet that I’ll be having lots of cold drinks, and freezies.

Staying inside just means that I will have more time to read. Now these books are not ones that I’ll read in the summer. These books just remind me of summer since the books take place during summertime.

Here are a few of my favourite summer themed contemporaries! Continue reading