Top Ten Prettiest Book Covers

Welcome to the post where we judge books by their covers. 


The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski 

Pretty dress. ‘Nuff said.

These Broken Stars by Amid Kaufman and Meghan Spooner

The colors, and the dress, and the stars…IT’S SO PRETTY. 

The Shatter Me Trilogy by Tahereh Mafi

All of the covers in this trilogy are perfect. The eyes, and just, everything. Perfect.

Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson

Welcome to the most tumblr book cover ever. I LOVE IT.


Mosquito land by David Arnold

I LOVE THIS. I really love the fun colors and quirky artwork. ❤️


A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray

“I don’t care what this book is about, I need to own it. Now.” Said every book lover ever.


To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han

Pastel colors. Adorable room. Tumblr scheme. I NEED IT.

Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

THIS COVER. Not only is it gorgeous, it gives you a pretty good idea of what the book is about.


Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

The old covers were horrendous, but now the covers are BEAUTIFUL. Because Paris. It’s Paris.

And yes, I’m the only person in the world who hasn’t read this book yet.


All The Bright Places by Jennifer Niven

The happy title and adorable colors almost convince you that this might be an uplifting book. Almost.

There ya go! Did I miss any? Tell me down below! Also let me know if you’ve read any of these books so we can fangirl!!!

Mwah!😘

Read-O-Rama Readathon TBR

Read-O-Rama is a Readathon created by a few booktubers. I thought it looked swankified (Wicked reference in case you musical newbies didn’t know) and fun, so I decided I would join in!

It takes place from midnight, March 8 to 11:59, March 15. Ergo, it starts tomorrow!

There are 7 challenges that you try to complete, and the goal is to read 7 books. I’m not sure if it’ll happen, since I do have school, buuut I’ll do my best!

Read a book from your TBR Jar, or a book someone else picked out for you.

Since I don’t have a TBR jar, I asked my sister to pick out a book for me. I have no idea what The Alchemist is about, but I know it’ll be a quick read, since it’s less than 200 pages.

Read a book with green on the cover



Okay, there are greenish lights reflecting off the water. It counts. Right?

Read a book with the letters RAMA in the title/author name

As you can see, there are 2 As, 1 R, and 1 M. So excited to read this! I’ve been in a real fantasy kick lately.

Read a diverse book

I don’t have one picked out yet, I think I’ll go to the library and pick one out. After all, it’s free!

Read a book with flowers on it

Well, there’s one flower. It counts. I think.

Read a Contemporary 

Both We Were Liars and All The Bright Places are contemporaries, so I think I’ve got this challenge covered.

Finish a series


I’m so excited to read this! The Grisha Trilogy is so GOOOOOD!

I’m also going to try to get to another book so that I’ll have read 7 books, though I’m not sure what I’m going to get yet. I’m also not sure if I’ll read all these books, I might read other books to complete the challenges instead of the books I have listed here. We’ll find out in a week!

Comment below if you’re going to take part of this Readathon, I’d love to know if other bloggers are going to take part!

Happy Reading!❤️

Red Queen | Review + Discussion

Title: Red Queen

Author: Victoria Aveyard

Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy

Rating: 5/5 stars

Synopsis:

The poverty stricken Reds are commoners, living under the rule of the Silvers, elite warriors with god-like powers.

To Mare Barrow, a 17-year-old Red girl from The Stilts, it looks like nothing will ever change.

Mare finds herself working in the Silver Palace, at the center of
those she hates the most. She quickly discovers that, despite her red blood, she possesses a deadly power of her own. One that threatens to destroy Silver control.

But power is a dangerous game. And in this world divided by blood, who will win? 

Spoiler Free Review:

OH MY GOSH THE HYPE.

Though there have been some mixed reviews, I was a little worried that all the hype would only lead to disappointment.

Not to worry! This book was just the right amount of action, emotion, romance, sass, and, ugh, SO GOOD. And clearly this book has made me illiterate…

I know I lot of people got confused with the world building, but I had a perfect image in my head. Though it is uncertain whether or not this book was set in the future or a fantasy world. Hopefully that issue will be cleared up in the second book. Despite all that, I still looooved it!

There is a love triangle/square-ish shape thing going on, and I know, everybody hates those. But honestly, I didn’t really mind this one.

EPICNESS. JUST READ IT.

SPOILER FULL DISCUSSION:

SPOILERS AHEAD. DO NOT CONTINUE IF YOU HAVE NOT READ THE BOOK. SERIOUSLY.

HOLY CRAP. MIND BLOWN.

Okay, let’s start from the beginning, shall we.

Okay, so Kilorn is Mare’s life-long friend and there seems like he has some feelings for Mare. But, I mean, he’s really only friend material. Plus he seems like a wimp. Though I picture him like Ethan from 90210, soo…

Okay, when Mare and Gisa went to the Silver city thing, I was so worried. And when the guard or police or whatever grabbed her, my mind was just screaming NO HE’S GOING TO KILL HER NO DON’T SHE’S TOO SWEET AND INNOCENT NO. And then he only broke her sewing hand, and I was like, oh all that’s ruined is the entire family’s future. It’s cool.

OH MY GOSH THE LIGHTNING! It was so awesome I was just sitting there like Go Mare. Go Mare. Go Mare. And if I hadn’t been in Starbucks, I also would have been like:


From the beginning, I was Team Cal. I didn’t trust that Maven kid. But as it went on, I started to feel for Maven, and I genuinely felt pity for him, and I basically love anyone I pity. And I’m a very emphatic person, so I feel pity for just about everyone.

THEN. IT HAPPENED. THE BETRAYAL. WHAT. WHAT . WHAT. I was all part of his trick, that sniveling little…

I can’t believe I didn’t see it coming! My first instincts were right. I FREAKING KNEW IT.

I did call that Shade was still alive. I’m not sure how, but I just sort of sensed it. I mean, he couldn’t have died, he’s the funny sassy one.

I NEED THE SEQUEL. GIMME. NOW. VICTORIA AVEYARD I AM BEGGING YOU.


Book Review: Sweet

Title: Sweet

Author: Emmy Laybourne

Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance

Publication Date: June 2, 2015

Rating: 4/5 stars

Synopsis:

Solu’s luxurious celebrity-filled “Cruise to Lose” is billed as “the biggest cruise since the Titanic,” and if the new diet sweetener works as promised—dropping five percent of a person’s body weight in just days—it really could be the answer to the world’s obesity problem. But Laurel is starting to regret accepting her friend Viv’s invitation. She’s already completely embarrassed herself in front of celebrity host, Tom Forelli (otherwise known as the hottest guy ever!) and she’s too seasick to even try the sweetener. And that’s before Viv and all the other passengers start acting really strange.

Tom Forelli knows that he should be grateful for this job and the opportunity to shed his childhood “Baby Tom-Tom” image. His publicists have even set up a ‘romance’ with a sexy reality star. But as things on the ship start to get a bit wild, he finds himself drawn to a different girl. And when his celebrity hosting gig turns into an expose on the shocking side effects of Solu, it’s Laurel that he’s determined to save.

Emmy Laybourne, author of the Monument 14 trilogy, takes readers on a dream vacation that goes first comically, then tragically, then horrifyingly, wrong. 

My Thoughts:

I received this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Goodness, where to start?

This story starts out fun and lighthearted, with a cute cruise romance. It was full of fun personalities and lots of laughs.

The the story took a creepy turn towards the end, but I found myself still reading, which is particularly odd for me.

The problem I usually have with dual POV is that I always like one POV a lot more than the other. However, I didn’t have that problem here, since I found both sides of the story really entertaining.

There is a quirky, unconvential romance feautured that I think fans of Elanor and Park might enjoy, though the romance definitely doesn’t take over the story. 

Let’s say, Cute Contemoporary Romance meets The Walking Dead.

Manga Classics: Les Miserables – Book Review

Title: Manga Classics: Les Miserables 

Author: SunNeko Lee (Art)Crystal Silvermoon (Adaptation), Victor Hugo (Original Story)

Genre: Romance, Historical Drama

Rating: 5/5 stars

Synopsis: 

Adapted for stage and screen, loved by millions, Victor Hugo’s classic novel of love and tragedy set in 19th century France is reborn in this fantastic new manga edition!

Gorgeous and expressive art brigns to life the unforgettable stories of Jean Valjean, Inspector Javert, and the tragic Fantine in this epic adaptation of Les Misérables!

My Thoughts:

I received this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Les Miserables is a timeless tale, though the original novel can be pretty tough to get through for the average, modern day person. 

But this manga edition is easy to read, with all the beauty of the original novel.

The artwork is flawless, and I found it really interesting seeing all the characters in manga form.

If you’re looking for a heart wrenching, breathtaking and beautiful book, this is it!

Book Review – DOWN (Deep Onsite Withdrawal from the Nucleus)

Title: DOWN (Deep Onsite Withdrawal from the Nucleus)

Author: Mackenzie Campbell

Release Date: Mid 2015

Genre: Young Adult, Science Fiction

Rating: 4.5/5 stars

Synopsis:

Project ACRONYM (Actual Controlled Release Of Nuclear Yield Materials) has landed a forty megaton nuclear bomb in the core of the earth. If it’s triggered, the shockwave will literally rip the earth to pieces. Commander Mikayla Burgess is charged with the task of piloting the USS Instigator to the core with the help of her copilot, Ben Thorne, navigational expert Brenna Mathis, geophysicist Shia Kash, robotics technician Kooper Sergei, and “expendable” Ryan Sharpe. They must find the nuke in a two million square mile environment of pure molten metal at 11,000 degrees Fahrenheit with millions of pounds of pressure per square inch. As a brilliant politician slowly turns every technician on the surface, can they survive long enough to deactivate the nuke? Will any technicians be brave enough to keep them alive? Is it even possible to survive the core?

My Thoughts:

Firstly, I was super excited when I was asked to be a beta reader for this book! But since I’m not a big science fiction fan, my expectations were pretty low when I started reading. But as soon as I finished Chapter One, my immediate reaction was:

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And I kept loving it till the very end!

This book is full of non-stop action as some seriously heart stopping moments. This story is in no way predictable, I was shocked at every page!

There are some daunting scientific terms in the beginning, but they’re explained in a nice way so that most young adults will understand.

I really have no complaints about this book!

Most Anticipated Book Releases of 2015

Okay, I know I’m insanely late on this post, but I still really wanted to write this.

Enjoy!

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Release Date: March 3, 2015

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Release Date: April 21, 2015

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Release Date: May 5, 2015

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Release Date: September 2015

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Release Date: October 2015

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Release Date: November 2015

What to-be-released books are you excited for?

Angelfall – Book Review

Title: Angelfall

Author: Susan Ee

Genre: Paranormal, Young Adult

Rating: 4.5/5 stars

Synopsis:

It’s been six weeks since the angels of the apocalypse destroyed the world as we know it. Only pockets of humanity remain.

Savage street gangs rule the day while fear and superstition rule the night.

When angels fly away with a helpless girl, her seventeen-year-old sister Penryn will do anything to get her back…
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My Thoughts:

Okay, I am generally not a big fan of paranormal books. I am also not a big fan of dark books. This novel qualifies as both. Though there are very grotesque descriptions of dark matters, there’s a lot of witty banter to keep you laughing. The story was action-packed throughout, and there were absolutely no plot-holes. The romance was also so cleverly woven in.

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Really, the only bad thing I can say about this book is the very distinct descriptions of dead bodies and how they were -uh- eaten.

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Eeek I’m cringing. But the book was so good! Susan Ee is a genius!

My overall reaction:

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I would recommend this book to all people everywhere! Unless you’re squeamish. You wouldn’t make it through two chapters. Though you’re welcome to try!

8 YA Books That Should Be More Popular

A lot of books deserve the hype, some don’t. All I know for sure is that these 8 books definitely deserve to be a whole lot more popular.

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Gretchen has grown up around a close family friend – Adolf Hitler. But then she starts to fall for a Jewish reporter. Oh, and they’re investigating a murder mystery together.
This is one of my all time favorite historical fiction novels, and that’s saying a lot. I won’t be satisfied until every person on the world has read this book!

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This story tells what happens after Romeo and Juliet’s death, mainly revolving around Rosaline.
The novel is amazing! I’m not really a big Shakespeare reader, but I loved this book so much! I think historical fiction lovers will really appreciate his book!

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Yes, another Shakespeare retelling. This book has a very contemporary feel, but there is some magic involved when two actors are transported into the Romeo and Juliet world!

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I read this book quite a while ago, but I still remember how fantastic it was! It’s a contemporary that’s really quirky and fun, revolving around a girl’s first year of high school in Kentucky.

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Penryn teams up with a fallen angel to save her sister after an angel apocalypse.
This book is the very opposite of quirky and light. It’s a very dark, action-packed and intense read. But full of witty banter to keep things fun! I will never be able to recommend this book enough!

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If you like Indian myths and folk tales, you’ll love this book!

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I actually did a review on this one! To see that, click here.

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If you love classics like Little Women and Anne of Green Gables, you will love this book! It’s written in the form of letters from a grateful orphan getting a free college education from and anonymous donor to that anonymous donor. It’s full of fun and romance, and set in the early 1900s.

Happy Reading!

Since You’ve Been Gone – Book Review

Title: Since You’ve Been Gone

Author: Morgan Matson

Genre: Contemporary

Rating: 4/5 stars

The Pre-Sloane Emily didn’t go to parties, she barely talked to guys, she didn’t do anything crazy. Enter Sloane, social tornado and the best kind of best friend—the one who yanks you out of your shell.

But right before what should have been an epic summer, Sloane just… disappears. No note. No calls. No texts. No Sloane. There’s just a random to-do list. On it, thirteen Sloane-selected-definitely-bizarre-tasks that Emily would never try… unless they could lead back to her best friend.

Apple Picking at Night? Okay, easy enough.

Dance until Dawn? Sure. Why not?

Kiss a Stranger? Wait… what?

Getting through Sloane’s list would mean a lot of firsts. But Emily has this whole unexpected summer ahead of her, and the help of Frank Porter (totally unexpected) to check things off. Who knows what she’ll find?

Go Skinny Dipping? Um…
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The first chapter of this book is sort of a slow one, but as soon as you get through that one chapter, you can’t put it down. This book had it’s definite funny moments, but also some more intense ones. I wasn’t a chick flick sort of book, but made a good name for YA Contemporary. Also, I was pleasantly surprised with Frank. I mean, how many faces and personalities can you associate with the name Frank?

A solid four star rating overall!