Torn, by Jennifer L. Armentrout | Book Review #311

This review contains spoilers.

TRIGGER WARNING: Attempted Rape, Drugging, Torture.

IMG_5116Torn between duty and survival, nothing can be the same.

Everything Ivy Morgan thought she knew has been turned on its head. After being betrayed and then nearly killed by the Prince of the Fae, she’s left bruised and devastated—and with an earth-shattering secret that she must keep at all costs. And if the Order finds out her secret, they’ll kill her.

Then there’s Ren Owens, the sexy, tattooed Elite member of the Order who has been sharing Ivy’s bed and claiming her heart. Their chemistry is smoking hot, but Ivy knows that Ren has always valued his duty to the Order above all else—he could never touch her if he knew the truth. That is, if he let her live at all. Yet how can she live with herself if she lies to him?

But as the Fae Prince begins to close in, intent on permanently opening the gates to the Otherworld, Ivy is running out of options. If she doesn’t figure out who she can trust—and fast—it’s not only her heart that will be torn apart, but civilization itself.


In truth, while there were some enjoyable moments to be had in Torn…most of the book just felt like a filler. An entertaining filler. Don’t get me wrong. Torn was still highly entertaining. But for the majority of Torn, Continue reading

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Wallbanger, by Alice Clayton | Book Review #309

IMG_5184The first night after Caroline moves into her fantastic new San Francisco apartment, she realizes she’s gaining an intimate knowledge of her new neighbor’s nocturnal adventures. Thanks to paper-thin walls and the guy’s athletic prowess, she can hear not just his bed banging against the wall but the ecstatic response of what seems (as loud night after loud night goes by) like an endless parade of women. And since Caroline is currently on a self-imposed dating hiatus, and her neighbor is clearly lethally attractive to women, she finds her fantasies keep her awake even longer than the noise. So when the wallbanging threatens to literally bounce her out of bed, Caroline, clad in sexual frustration and a pink baby-doll nightie, confronts Simon Parker, her heard-but-never-seen neighbor. The tension between them is as thick as the walls are thin, and the results just as mixed. Suddenly, Caroline is finding she may have discovered a whole new definition of neighborly…


Hello! Today I’m posting my review of Wallbanger, by Alice Clayton.
If you’ve read this book, I’d love to hear your thoughts on it!
Enjoy! 

So, I know I had wanted to read Wallbanger. However, I forgot that this book was even a thing. When I was on Instagram one night a person I followed reminded me of this series by talking about a book that takes place later on in the series. Continue reading

The Wild Hunt, by Ron C. Nieto | Book Review #308

IMG_5174Magic still lingers in the mist-covered corners of the world, wherever the Old Ways are remembered. However, as civilization and reason scoff at the Fair Folk, the paths to power have been forgotten by all but a few.

Lily Boyd was meant to become a faerie doctor, a warden of humans and a keeper of balance, until disbelief and pragmatism led her away from the hidden world and into a mundane life. But truth has a way to be Heard and she will be forced to face it if she wants to save her family.

Armed with nothing but her childhood memories and protected by a debt of gratitude she doesn’t understand, Lily must decide who to trust while she navigates a world that is darker and more twisted than she is prepared for.

And should she make the wrong choice, should she mistake friend and foe… the eternal balance between the Faerie Courts may shatter, and then there will be more than Lily’s life on the line.


Hello! Today’s post is my review of The Wild Hunt, by Ron C. Nieto.
If you’ve read this book, I’d love to hear your thoughts on it!
Enjoy! 

I had both high and low expectations for The Wild Hunt before I started reading. Continue reading

Frostblood, by Elly Blake | Book Review #307

This review contains spoilers. 

Version 2The frost king will burn.

Seventeen-year-old Ruby is a Fireblood who has concealed her powers of heat and flame from the cruel Frostblood ruling class her entire life. But when her mother is killed trying to protect her, and rebel Frostbloods demand her help to overthrow their bloodthirsty king, she agrees to come out of hiding, desperate to have her revenge.

Despite her unpredictable abilities, Ruby trains with the rebels and the infuriating—yet irresistible—Arcus, who seems to think of her as nothing more than a weapon. But before they can take action, Ruby is captured and forced to compete in the king’s tournaments that pit Fireblood prisoners against Frostblood champions. Now she has only one chance to destroy the maniacal ruler who has taken everything from her—and from the icy young man she has come to love.


Hello fellow Bookworm! Today’s post is my review of Frostblood, by Elly Blake.
If you’ve read this book, I’d love to hear your thoughts on it!
Enjoy! 

Overall, my feelings towards Frostblood is that I definitely enjoyed my time reading Elly Blake’s story. Ruby is a character that has proved to have quite a bit of resilience in her. Continue reading

The Wood, by Chelsea Bobulski | Book Review #306

IMG_4913After her father goes missing in the woods that they protect, Winter tries to seek the truth in what happened, why the wood is changing, and what it all has to do with the arrival of a mysterious stranger in this thrilling YA debut.

When Winter’s dad goes missing during his nightly patrol of the wood, it falls to her to patrol the time portals and protect the travelers who slip through them. Winter can’t help but think there’s more to her dad’s disappearance than she’s being told.

She soon finds a young man traveling in the wood named Henry who knows more than he should. He believes if they can work together to find his missing parents, they could discover the truth about Winter’s dad.

The wood is poisoned, changing into something sinister—torturing travelers lost in it. Winter must put her trust in Henry in order to find the truth and those they’ve lost.

Bobulski’s eerie debut is filled with friendship, family, and the responsibilities we choose and those we do not.


Hello! Today’s post is my review of The Wood, by Chelsea Bubulski.
If you’ve read this book, I’d love to hear your thoughts on it!
Enjoy! 

Let me just start off by saying that I have been waiting to read The Wood for the better part of 7-ish months. I was so happy when my library bought this book to be part of their collection! Continue reading

The Glass Spare, by Lauren DeStefano (OwlCrate Cover) | Book Review #305

This review may contain spoilers.

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A deadly curse.

A kingdom at war.

Wil is the youngest spare and the only daughter to the world’s wealthiest king. Sharing a castle with the nation’s heir and her alchemist prodigy of a brother, Wil has honed her invisibility as her strength. That is, until the day she discovers her deadly power: she can crystallize living things—even people—with a touch. After a tragedy changes the course of her life, she must help the kingdom that’s turned its back on her, even as it descends into war.

Here is a link to The Glass Spare [GoodReads].


I didn’t even know of this book until I opened one of the OwlCrate boxes my aunt had gifted me. I seriously doubted whether or not I would end up liking The Glass Spare. However, YA Fantasy is one of my favourite genre’s, and I was in genuine need of a random read. Continue reading

My New Crush Gave to Me, by Shani Petroff | Book Review #304

IMG_6108Charlotte Charlie Donovan knows exactly what she wants for Christmas: Teo Ortiz. He s the school s star athlete, in the National Honor Society, invited to every party, contributes to the school paper (where Charlie is co-editor), and is about to be featured as One to Watch in a teen magazine basically, he’s exactly the type of guy Charlie s meant to be with. The only problem he barely knows she exists.

But Charlie is determined to be Teo’s date to the Christmas ball. And she has a plan: To rig the paper s Secret Santa so that she can win his heart with five perfect gifts. But to do that she needs help. Enter J.D. Ortiz Teo s cousin, and possibly the most annoying person on the planet. He s easy going, laid back, unorganized, spontaneous, and makes a joke out of everything the exact opposite of Charlie (and Teo). But he s willing to provide insight into what Teo wants, so she s stuck with him.

Yet, the more time Charlie spends with J.D., the more she starts to wonder: Does she really know what, or rather who, she wants for Christmas?

My New Crush Gave to Me, on GoodReads


My New Crush Gave to Me (by Shani Petroff) is a cute Christmastime YA Contemporary. While there are a few bumps along the way, Charlie ends up having a Christmas that I don’t think she’ll forget. Continue reading

Winter Wonderland, by Belinda Jones | Mini | Book Review #303

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Imagine waking up in a snow globe…

That’s how travel journalist Krista feels when she arrives in magical Quebec to report on Canada’s glittering Winter Carnival.

Over ten sub-zero days Krista’s formerly frozen heart begins to melt as she discovers an enchanting world of ice palaces, husky dog-sledding and maple-syrup treats galore. And then she meets Jacques, a man as handsome and rugged as he is mysterious…

The two share a secret that could bond them forever, but can they find a way to break through the protective layers around their hearts to warm up this winter wonderland?


Winter Wonderland can be found on GoodReads, here.

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Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn & David Levithan | Book Review #302

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23384157“I’ve left some clues for you.
If you want them, turn the page.
If you don’t, put the book back on the shelf, please.”

16-year-old Lily has left a red notebook full of challenges on her favorite bookstore shelf, waiting for just the right guy to come along and accept its dares. Dash, in a bad mood during the holidays, happens to be the first guy to pick up the notebook and rise to its challenges.

What follows is a whirlwind romance as Dash and Lily trade dares, dreams, and desires in the notebook they pass back and forth at locations all across New York City. But can their in-person selves possibly connect as well as their notebook versions, or will their scavenger hunt end in a comic mismatch of disastrous proportions?


I knew from other people talking about Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares, that the story would be a Christmas-y one. Just by reading the synopsis you could tell that Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares was a Christmastime story. Continue reading

The Inquisition, by Taran Matharu | Book Review #301

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25689056A year has passed since the Tournament.

Fletcher and Ignatius have been locked away in Pelt’s dungeons, but now they must face a trial at the hands of the Inquisition, a powerful institution controlled by those who would delight in Fletcher’s downfall.

The trial is haunted by ghosts from the past with shocking revelations about Fletcher’s origins, but he has little time to dwell on them; the graduating students of Vocans are to be sent deep into the orc jungles to complete a dangerous mission for the king and his council. If they fail, the orcish armies will rise to power beyond anything the Empire has ever seen.

With loyal friends Othello and Sylva by his side, Fletcher must battle his way to the heart of Orcdom and save Hominum from destruction…or die trying.


The start of The Inquisition had me totally misled. I thought that the beginning was happy, and then all of sudden we realize where Fletcher is, and why he’s there. Continue reading