My name is Alina I am 20 years old. I am a college student studying Communications. Im a avid reader and love discussing, fangirling, and thinking about books.

4.5 Stars
I'll Meet You There by Heather Demetrios


Goodreads summary:

"If seventeen-year-old Skylar Evans were a typical Creek View girl, her future would involve a double-wide trailer, a baby on her hip, and the graveyard shift at Taco Bell. But after graduation, the only thing standing between straightedge Skylar and art school are three minimum-wage months of summer. Skylar can taste the freedom—that is, until her mother loses her job and everything starts coming apart. Torn between her dreams and the people she loves, Skylar realizes everything she’s ever worked for is on the line.


Nineteen-year-old Josh Mitchell had a different ticket out of Creek View: the Marines. But after his leg is blown off in Afghanistan, he returns home, a shell of the cocksure boy he used to be. What brings Skylar and Josh together is working at the Paradise—a quirky motel off California’s dusty Highway 99. Despite their differences, their shared isolation turns into an unexpected friendship and soon, something deeper."


4.5 stars ☆☆☆☆

Young Adult



I mainly picked up this book because I was very intrigued by Josh's story  and how his life can intertwine with Skylars. I've never read a book that deals with PTSD (Post- Tramadic- Stress Disorder) and I do realize it is a series issue and even though this story is fiction I felt like it would still speak on some level of the issue. And seeing the situation Josh is put in with losing his leg and dealing with his mental state was heart breaking and beautiful  to experience. And to experience the struggle with Skylar was awhole other heartbreaking story to deal with on its own, seeing the struggles she had to go through since  it was only her and her mother and how she had to grow up so quickly and provide for her family was something that really showed me how difficult most people life are.


 It took me a couple chapters to get into it because I was trying to wrap around my mind the setting and the small town and how Skylar was in a trailer leaving from pay check to pay check. I leave in the city so I'm not super use to the small town theme and for some reason it took me a few chapters to really see how bad the town was for a teenager to blossom and explore the way a teen should. I honestly couldn't  connect as quickly as I thought because I never had to go through what Skylar was going through which makes me very fortunate. So for the first couple chapters it was difficult for me to really get sucked into a story because  I knew instantly it will definitely bring up some dark sides that I wouldn't normally hear about.


 Once I got into this story I was hooked. This story was so beautiful I don't know how to put into words how great it was. The topic of military men and women and the after math of war is so powerful of a subject and I feel that Heather Demetrios did it beautifully. Even though this is a contemporary read I felt like the romance was not rushed and was hit on the perfect timing. We can see how both Josh and Skylar had there own issues and it wasn't ALL about there relationship which made it more realistic.

I enjoyed the other characters as well such as, Dylan,Chris, and Blake. These characters makes the reader realize what direction a person can take when everyone started at the same place. And we can also see the impact of emotion it has on the them when the Skylar and Josh are going through there own issues. 


I want to have a own little  section for Josh and say how much I loved his character. I applaud Heather Demetrios  because I feel she did her researched well and even though I don't know anyone personally who has gone through PTSD or any military  injuries, I feel that Heather Demetrios creates Josh to really help the reader see the reality of what it is like in a soldiers head and what the person goes through mentally and physically after they experience something very tramadic . I personally enjoyed seeing the up's and downs and feeling that light at the end of the tunnel experience for Josh. I just completely loved him as a character.


Overall, I highly highly highly recommend  to any military families out there, to any man or woman, young boys or girls who service our country, and to anyone who would really enjoy a beautiful amazing book! A MUST READ!


Thanks for reading♡

4 Stars
Doon by Carey Corp and Lorie Langdon

Goodreads summary:

"Veronica doesn't think she's going crazy. But why can't anyone else see the mysterious blond boy who keeps popping up wherever she goes? When her best friend, Mackenna, invites her to spend the summer in Scotland, Veronica jumps at the opportunity to leave her complicated life behind for a few months. 


But the Scottish countryside holds other plans. 


Not only has the imaginary kilted boy followed her to Alloway, she and Mackenna uncover a strange set of rings and a very unnerving letter from Mackenna's great aunt—and when the girls test the instructions Aunt Gracie left behind, they find themselves transported to a land that defies explanation. Doon seems like a real-life fairy tale, complete with one prince who has eyes for Mackenna and another who looks suspiciously like the boy from Veronica's daydreams. But Doon has a dark underbelly as well. The two girls could have everything they've longed for...or they could end up breaking an enchantment and find themselves trapped in a world that has become a nightmare."


3.5/4 stars ☆☆☆☆

Young Adult



I highly anticipated this read because 

1.  It was very highly rated on goodreads


2. This was my first experienced with some Scottish hotties 


Did it reach my expectations? ...a little not that much.

For some weird reason I didn't quickly get into this book as I had hope, right a way the writing to me was just average and I felt that the characters Veronica and McKenna weren't another super special at first and they had pretty much average personality in my opinion. So it took me a couple chapters to get into the story, not until they were actually in Doon did the story get a bit more interesting.


What I enjoyed the most about the book was the Fantasy world of Doon I really liked how it is literally a whole new world. The aspect of family and community was what really stood out for me from the people in Doon and that is what made me continue reading the story.


I found that McKenna romance was more realistic than Veronica romance. I feel that Veronica's was a insta-love type thing and it kind of made it the reason why i gave it 3.5 stars but when Veronica and Jamie actually talked there was really cute moments. But for me I enjoyed McKennas and Duncan relationship more because  it was a progression and it wasn't  something forced.


Overall this story was entertaining and I gave it a 3.5/4 because I see what the authors were trying to take this story and I completely  give them points for what they done with the story.


Thanks for reading♡

4.5 Stars
I've Got Your Number by Sophie Kinsella

Goodreads summary:

"Poppy Wyatt has never felt luckier. She is about to marry her ideal man, Magnus Tavish, but in one afternoon her “happily ever after” begins to fall apart. Not only has she lost her engagement ring in a hotel fire drill but in the panic that follows, her phone is stolen. As she paces shakily around the lobby, she spots an abandoned phone in a trash can. Finders keepers! Now she can leave a number for the hotel to contact her when they find her ring. Perfect!


Well, perfect except that the phone’s owner, businessman Sam Roxton, doesn't agree. He wants his phone back and doesn't appreciate Poppy reading his messages and wading into his personal life.


What ensues is a hilarious and unpredictable turn of events as Poppy and Sam increasingly upend each other’s lives through emails and text messages. As Poppy juggles wedding preparations, mysterious phone calls, and hiding her left hand from Magnus and his parents . . . she soon realizes that she is in for the biggest surprise of her life."


4.5 stars ☆☆☆☆

Adult Contemporary 



This book is seriously movie material! 

I picked this book up from the library  because  its been on my To-Reads lost on goodreads for a while and I wasn't sure if I wanted to buy it. So i decided  to get it from the library,  and I'm very happy that I decided to finally read it. This was my very first Sophie Kinsella  read and it definitely made me extra excited to read more of the books she written.


So to start the only reason that it is a 4.5 and not a full 5 stars is because  the beginning  sections seem to be a tiny bit slow with the relationship, love interest aspect but it was not that bad because  of the situation Poppy was in with her fiancé. 

But with that being my only dislike (which isn't  a very big one) I would like to say how much I absolutely adore Poppy! Her character is so friendly, and outgoing and she is such a sweet character to but don't  let the sweetness full you because  that girl has one sassy attitude and sense of humor to which really makes her character shine even more. And her name is so unique it fits her so well!


I loved the story and how you can visibly see the action a character (specifically Poppy) does and how great Sophie Kinsella makes you think about what is going to happen but you don't  have to think to hard because the story flows easily and once secrets are exposed you either crack up laughing til your stomach hurts or you get upset from what you just found out. 


Overall this book was so funny, witty, easy, and fast a read. I can't wait to pick up more of Sophie Kinsella books and I recommend everyone get a taste of one of her books too its totally worth it!


Thanks for reading♡

3 Stars
Fifty Shades of Grey by E. L James


Goodreads summary:

"When literature student Anastasia Steele goes to interview young entrepreneur Christian Grey, she encounters a man who is beautiful, brilliant, and intimidating. The unworldly, innocent Ana is startled to realize she wants this man and, despite his enigmatic reserve, finds she is desperate to get close to him. Unable to resist Ana’s quiet beauty, wit, and independent spirit, Grey admits he wants her, too—but on his own terms.


Shocked yet thrilled by Grey’s singular erotic tastes, Ana hesitates. For all the trappings of success—his multinational businesses, his vast wealth, his loving family—Grey is a man tormented by demons and consumed by the need to control. When the couple embarks on a daring, passionately physical affair, Ana discovers Christian Grey’s secrets and explores her own dark desires."


3.5 stars ☆☆☆

Adult Romance/Erotica


I am very surprised  by this book! There is so much negative and positive conversation around this book that I wanted to form my own opinion  on it, and I really liked it!

This story as humor, romance, drama, and most importantly SEXY TIME  (aka sex). I can see where most people find this book enjoyable and how others find it off putting. This story is not ALL about the sex, there is a story and drama that balances the story so don't outcast this book without giving it a try.



There are some things that made me uncomfortable while reading which was mostly the whole BDSM lifestyle. It is probably the main reason most readers did not enjoy the story because  Christian Grey comes across very demanding, bossy, maybe a little abusive because  he lives that BDSM lifestyle. For me personally  I tried putting myself in Ana shoes and I don't  think I could personally deal with the rules  and restrictions. And because  it is so abnormal  lifestyle the relationship  becomes a bit uncomfortable to myself  and I'm sure uncomfortable  to other readers. Also another small problem I had was with Ana, I find at some moments she was TO innocent, I felt that her character needed to open up a little more.



I personally put aside some of the BDSM lifestyle and tried  to be ok with the situation  they're  relationship was in, and when I did that I can see where Ana is coming from.  Mr. Grey shouldn't  be labeled as a horrible guy because  when you read he is not forcing Ana to do any sexual activities that she doesn't  want to do and he explains to her that she should talk to him and tell him what she is comfortable  with and uncomfortable  with and Mr.Grey follows the rules and is still 100% respectable to Ana. I loved Ana and Christian relationship, you can tell he loves her and likewise with Ana. There are so many romantic moments that had me laughing and blushing and cheering on there relationship. I can see how many people love Christian and how us as readers try to give him a chance to see the other side of him as Ana tries to do.


Overall, this story was good I enjoyed it all the way through.  This book has other negatives and positive, but for me the positives shined a little bit more than the negative. I really recommend  others to read 50 shades and create your own opinion. And if you did read it go and watch the movie on Valentines  Day and we can all see Christian  Grey on the big screen!


Thank you for reading♡

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“There is a rule for fantasy writers: the more truth you mix in with a lie, the stronger it gets.”

~ Diane Duane

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4 Stars
Thorne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas



Goodreads summary:

"After serving out a year of hard labor in the salt mines of Endovier for her crimes, 18-year-old assassin Celaena Sardothien is dragged before the Crown Prince. Prince Dorian offers her her freedom on one condition: she must act as his champion in a competition to find a new royal assassin. Her opponents are men-thieves and assassins and warriors from across the empire, each sponsored by a member of the king's council. If she beats her opponents in a series of eliminations, she'll serve the kingdom for three years and then be granted her freedom. 


Celaena finds her training sessions with the captain of the guard, Westfall, challenging and exhilarating. But she's bored stiff by court life. Things get a little more interesting when the prince starts to show interest in her... but it's the gruff Captain Westfall who seems to understand her best. 


Then one of the other contestants turns up dead... quickly followed by another. 


Can Celaena figure out who the killer is before she becomes a victim? As the young assassin investigates, her search leads her to discover a greater destiny than she could possibly have imagined."



4.5 stars

Young Adult 



Damn this book was pretty good. This is on the list of my top favorite assassins book for sure. This book had humor,  adventure, a bit of romance, and some mystery in it. I am not a big fantasy fan but I've became drawn into anything that has to do with assassins and royal family.


I love story about assassins because it is usually a female character and the female assassins are usually strong, confident,  and very smart and that is excatly how Celaena Sardothien was. Not only did her character protray all the characterstic I stated but she was also so witty and funny! Which made me love her so much more then I already did. I love how Celaena represent women in a different way, in a more powerful way then most women in the story. I love the fight in her and the courage she has in her heart as well. 


Not only does Celaena represent women in a great way but so does Nehemia Ytger princess of Eyllwe. Her character was simply wise, I felt that she has plays a big part in the story but her voice and her story will really be told in the 2nd book. Nehemia is a close second to being my favorite character next to Celaena and I think them becoming friends really made me beyond happy. I feel that their strength and knowledge is going to be a force to be wrecking with in this world as the story continues.


I personally like the characters Dorian the crown prince and Chaol the captain of the guard but didn't love one more than the other.  I was constantly going back as fourth between which one I liked most and which one I find Celaena to be a better match with.  But I would really want to get to learn more about Dorian and Chaol friendship and what they have gone through together.  They are both different characters as Dorian being more emotional, flirtatious, and strong minded and Chaol being the more focused, chilled, and no nonsense type of characters and they both have a bond and connection with Celaena that any girl would love to have.  Yes there seems to be a tiny love triangle both Celaena isn't really focus on her love life bit more focused on the game and challenges that the bits and pieces we get of the love side of the story isn't annoying or bothering.


Overall I'm really happy I decided to pick this book up before the year end. It was excatly I was hoping it would be and more and I want to continue the series because honestly the story was just beginning!!! 



Thanks for reading♡

4 Stars
Maybe Someday by Colleen Hoover

Goodreads summary:

"At twenty-two years old, Sydney has a great life: She's in college, working a steady job, in love with her wonderful boyfriend, Hunter, and rooming with her best friend, Tori. But everything changes when she discovers Hunter's cheating on her--and she is left trying to decide what to do next.


Sydney becomes captivated by Ridge, her mysterious neighbor. She can't take her eyes off him or stop listening to the passionate way he plays his guitar every evening out on his balcony. And there's something about Sydney that Ridge can't ignore, either. When their inevitable encounter happens, they soon find themselves needing each other in more ways than one..."


4 stars ☆☆☆☆

Contemporary Romance

New Adult 


This was my first Colleen Hoover book and I was really impressed and can see why so many people rave about her. This book kept me on a emotional rollercoaster and It was a really great read. I did have minimum problems and issues with the story but I also had some great things to say about it as well.


To start off I just want to talk about Ridge. He is such a great unique genuine character that I really enjoyed and was one of my favorites but I felt like Ridge character was a little to good to be true sometimes.. I felt that he would say or do certain things that I don't think many people, guys in specifically would think of during situations. Ridge is a amazing guy and super special in his own way don't get me wrong about that. But I felt that in some situations in reality those things probably most likely won't happen.

Another thing that pushed my buttons a bit was the love triangle. I felt that Sydney felt so needy in some parts and it just didn't feel good. I understand how there was always some excuse for things not to work out which made Sydney neediness increase a bit and I just wanted to find out the end solution by then.


Even though I had a few issues with the story I did enjoy a lot of what the story had to offer. I LOVED LOVED LOVED the mystery behind Ridge that you find out in the story and it completely sets the reader in a whole new tone in reading and gets the reader prepared for something different and heartwarming. I love the aspect of the story line at some points, I loved how music played a big part in the story as well. I enjoyed the roles other characters played in the story and how they contribute to each situation in Sydney and Ridges life. This book had me laughing, smiling and crying overall.


This story was truly heartbreaking, heartwarming, and simply memorable.

I encourage EVERYONE and ANYONE to read this book!!!


Thanks for reading!

4 Stars
Afterworlds by Scott Westerfeld


Goodreads summary:

"Darcy Patel has put college and everything else on hold to publish her teen novel, Afterworlds. Arriving in New York with no apartment or friends she wonders whether she's made the right decision until she falls in with a crowd of other seasoned and fledgling writers who take her under their wings…

Told in alternating chapters is Darcy's novel, a suspenseful thriller about Lizzie, a teen who slips into the 'Afterworld' to survive a terrorist attack. But the Afterworld is a place between the living and the dead and as Lizzie drifts between our world and that of the Afterworld, she discovers that many unsolved - and terrifying - stories need to be reconciled. And when a new threat resurfaces, Lizzie learns her special gifts may not be enough to protect those she loves and cares about most."


3.5/4 stars

Paranormal Romance

Young Adult


This is my first Scott Westerfeld book and it was so different for me! Im always about the romance and a book making me experience something different, and this book was TOTALLY different! 

For starters there is two stories in one! :D BONUS!

and the cool thing about the book is that it goes back and fourth between Darcy story and Lizzie story and it is easy to keep up with as well. Darcy story has regular white pages and Lizzie story has black columns on the top and bottom of each pages, and that really helped with keeping track of which story your reading and also made the book look amazing and different, but regardless of the pages it is pretty easy to keep track of each story and follow them.


Review of Darcy story:

Darcy was a very different character for me to read. Her love interest and life is different then what I'm use to reading but it was still fun to read. I felt that you would really need to know about the writer/author lifestyle in order to know how writing and publishing process takes place and what needs to be done during the process and Scott Westerfeld really did a great job in showing us what needs to be done and he gave us a hint of what writers go through. I did feel myself wanting to just get back into Afterworlds because certain times I got a little bored with Darcy story and her complaining about her writing and her ending of her book for like half of the whole book. I couldn't really connect with her because of her personality I felt that her personality was sort of stand off-ish and then when she got talking about her religion and stuff It was interesting but didn't really hold my attention for long, and it was interesting to see how Darcy family do certain things and how Darcy and Nisha don't call there mother "mom" it was weird for me. I found it shocking and exciting to see Darcy talk about her book but would be shocked or upset when she mentions things from the book that hasn't came up yet. It honestly felt like I was getting spoiled! but I see that it was approriate because it got us seeing how the story we are reading developed and had it's ideas and make you want to finish Darcy story to see what happens. I felt that Darcy part of the story ended ok I felt that it could of ended a little better.


Review of Lizzie story:

Lizzie and the Afterworlds was what kept me hooked on this book, I couldn't wait to see what happened next, The beginning part of Lizzie story was so amazing and interesting reading about the terrorist attack, and experiencing the Afterworlds with her, and reading about the bad man and his murders. There was so much actions and events in the beginning and a little in the middle parts of the story. But after certain events happens I felt that the story went down a hill a little, it wasn't as exciting and even though it wasn't that predictable the ending section wasn't another special which sorta sucks. But overall Lizzie story was still cool and fun to read.


Overall, Afterworlds as a book was a new experience for me, It was fun to read one story and then have another one in the next chapters. I thought this idea was very creative and smart.


Thank you for reading!

5 Stars
Finding Dandelion by Lex Martin (Dearest #2)

FINDING DANDELION, the second book in the Dearest series, is a stand-alone . This novel New Adult romance is recommended for readers 18+ due to mature content.


Goodreads summary: When soccer all-star Jax Avery collides with Dani Hart on his twenty-first birthday, their connection is instantaneous and explosive. For the first time in years, Jax isn’t interested in his usual hit-it and quit-it approach.

But Dani knows better. Allowing herself a night to be carefree and feel the intensity of their attraction won’t change anything when it comes to dealing with a player. So when Jax doesn’t recognize Dani the next time he sees her, it shouldn’t be a total shock. The fact that he’s her new roommate's brother? That’s a shock.

Dani doesn’t regret that night with Jax, just the need to lie about it. Since her roommate has made it clear what she thinks about her brother’s “type” of girl, the last thing Dani wants is to admit what happened.

Jax knows he’s walking a fine line on the soccer team. One more misstep and he’s off the roster, his plans to go pro be damned. Except he can’t seem to care. About anything… except for the one girl who keeps invading his dreams.

Despite Jax’s fuzzy memory of his hot hookup with his sister’s friend, he can’t stay away from her, even if it means breaking his own rules. But there are bigger forces at work–realities that can end Dani’s college career and lies that can tear them apart.

Jax realizes what he’s losing if Dani walks away, but will he sacrifice his future to be with her? And will she let him if he does?


5 stars☆☆☆☆☆

New Adult 18+



O M G!

I absolutely love Lex Martin books I can not get enough.

Finding Dandelion is so far my favorite of the Dearest series.

This book had me laughing,crying, upset(in many occasions), and left me feeling happy.


You do not need to read the first book Dearest Clementine to read Finding Dandelion because both are stand alones, but its more easier and FUN to read Dearest Clementine first then Finding Dandelion because there could be spoilers in Finding Dandelion that involves Clementines story. You are introduced to most all of the old characters from Dearest Clementine but also get introduced to many new great characters in Finding Dandelion such as Travis (Dani best friend), Hannah and Chloe (Jax neighbors) and others and that leads me to what i loved most about Finding Dandelion.


What I loved most about Finding Dandelion was how in the beginning sections of the books you get events that happened in Dearest Clementine but in Jax and Dani side. It was nice to sorta reflect back to DC and see what Jax and Dani were doing at those same moments. Another thing I enjoyed about Lex Martin writing in Finding Dandelion was how well the writing flowed, nothing felt rushed, and every moment and scene had its purpose. Not many New Adult romance book have these qualities, they usually just let the love interest meet one another then things turn into "insta-love" and it just all feels unnatural and unrealistic. But Lex Martin really let the romance and situations have it's own flow which made it very easy for a reader to just enjoy the story and feel every single emotion that the book intends to have.


Another thing that I enjoyed about Lex Martin writing was how well the character development was throughout the story, and Im going to talk specifically about Jax and Dani.

To start off I'm going to talk about Mr. Jax Avery. Now some may say his frat rich boy lifestyle and characters are off putting and can result in seeing Jax as being a major MAJOR butthole. But lets face it ladies, we still fell in love with him at one point of the book. I feel that Lex Martin intended to show Jax as this asshole because of his backstory and of the transformation he begins to do in his life because of what he went through and still goes through. Everyone has a past and I feel that Jax history connects well with his personality and we as reader can understand in some level the way Jax is the way he is because of his past, and even through all that we get to see his caring, and loving side that I for one could not help to swoon over and completely forgive him for all of his stupid actions. I want to be Dani.....I can only wish.


Now Danielle "Dani" Hart was a girl that I could really see myself connecting with completely and fully. I loved right from the start of the book you can see how she is already trying to work on herself and find who she really is, and being in college is what that is really about and I connected with her 100%. Dani really seems like a caring, understanding person, she would fight for the one's she loved such as her mom, and her friends. I admired the way she wasn't selfish and wasn't vain, she was just like any other college student trying to find whats right for them, what they deserve, and how they can still be with the ones they love. Dani was absolutely someone I cheered on throughout the whole story, I agreed with every action and thought she had. Lex Martin did such a fabulous job with developing Dani, showing how if she takes 1 step forward and 2 steps back she still tries her best to move forward. No.. Dani isn't perfect she has her confusion, and doubts like any other person but I feel like she really grew as a person from the experiences she went through.


Everything about the book I loved, the emotions, the actions, the ups and downs I feel were perfect and memorable. THE ENDING WAS EVERYTHING AND MORE!!!

I honestly can not wait for Lex Martin next book!!!!

Finding Dandelion and Dearest Clementine are a MUST READ!!!


Here is my short review for Dearest Clementine ->http://alinabooks.booklikes.com/post/949608/dearest-clementine-by-lex-martin-dearest-1 


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4 Stars
Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout


Goodreads summary:

"When we moved to West Virginia right before my senior year, I'd pretty much resigned myself to thick accents, dodgy internet access, and a whole lot of boring... until I spotted my hot neighbor, with his looming height and eerie green eyes. Things were looking up.


And then he opened his mouth.


Daemon is infuriating. Arrogant. Stab-worthy. We do not get along. At all. But when a stranger attacks me and Daemon literally freezes time with a wave of his hand, well, something... unexpected happens. 


The hot alien living next door marks me.


You heard me. Alien. Turns out Daemon and his sister have a galaxy of enemies wanting to steal their abilities, and Daemon's touch has me lit up like the Vegas Strip. The only way I'm getting out of this alive is by sticking close to Daemon until my alien mojo fades. 


If I don't kill him first, that is."


4 stars ☆☆☆☆


Young Adult


This is my first alien theme book and I enjoyed  it a lot to my surprise. It took me a few chapters to get into the stories because I was getting this Twilight vibe but once they were finally revealed and the story started kicking in it was really good. I absolutely love the characters and I could tell the story is really going to develop a lot and I want to read more from the series.


So the only reason it's a 4 was because the beginning was sorta dragging and it reminded me of Twilight A LOT. I was just telling the book "JUST GET IT OVER WITH ALREADY!" Lol luckily the connection between Katy and Daemon was what kept me reading more. After they said they were Aliens I was really intrigued with the Luxen world and there powers, it was really cool and interesting. I really enjoyed the action and the bad guys. 


My most favorite thing of all about the story was Katy and Daemon. Talk about a romance connection. What I liked most of what J.L. Armentrout did with the love interest was make their connection the same and constant through out the whole book. I like that they still kept their little arguments and attitudes towards one another in that cute way everyone enjoys. I can't get enough of Daemon honestly he is so sassy and bossy I want him to love next door to me! And I really really liked how it ended it makes the reader want to know more.


Overall I didn't have many problems with Obsidian I liked it a lot and I want to get all the bind ups so I can stay in that world and continue lovely Daemon and all the other characters. This is a good recommendation to anyone. So pick it up and read it!


Thanks for reading♡

4 Stars
Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers


Goodreads summary:

"Why be a sheep when you can be the wolf?

Seventeen-year-old Ismae escapes from the brutality of an arranged marriage into the sanctuary of the convent of St. Mortain, where the sisters still serve the gods of old. Here she learns that the god of Death Himself has blessed her with dangerous gifts—and a violent destiny. If she chooses to stay at the convent, she will be trained as an assassin and serve as a handmaiden to Death. To claim her new life, she must destroy the lives of others.

Ismae’s most important assignment takes her straight into the high court of Brittany—where she finds herself woefully under prepared—not only for the deadly games of intrigue and treason, but for the impossible choices she must make. For how can she deliver Death’s vengeance upon a target who, against her will, has stolen her heart?"


4 stars ☆☆☆☆

Historical Fiction/Fantasy

Young Adult


I went into this book not really expecting to like it. The book was set in the 1480s France about Royal family and war. I personality never read a book like Grave Mercy and never really thought I would enjoy it much but I absolutely loved it! It took me some time to get comfortable with the norms of society back then and took me some time to keep up with the way they talked and thought and who was who but I had the hang of it once I kept reading. This book is really strong with finding oneself in the world,feminist main character, and romance to just swoon over.


I first want to start talking about the little things that I didn't enjoy as much and that was the norms of society. Obviously it is historical writing so most content in the book is true in what men thought of women and what the women roles were in a men's life and in society. While reading I could not get over how young the essential characters were. Ismae is only 17, Gabriel Duval is about a year or two older than her and Anne the awaiting duchess is only 13! And they all carried themselves in this book as if they were in there 20's. It made me uncomfortable to know all the situation that occurs while knowing their ages but it's understandable in that day of age. I could not get over my disturbance in some of the cruel men that had a part in this book but it only made me root stronger for Ismae and everyone else to resolve the problems that occured.


Beside the norms and disturbing characters I really adore Ismae she is a strong independent character that simple will not be the damsel in distress. In my eyes she knew she had the strength and the fighting techniques to challenge any man that tried to get in her way and she was so bad ass for that. She did have her weakness from her past but I felt like she use that weakness to keep her mind clear of any troubles that can block her judgement. She wasn't perfect though, I disliked how she kept going back and forth between her thoughts a lot and how she always use the convent as a excuse instead of following her heart and gut but I felt like towards the end of the book she grew and develop into what she was meant to be and you can see at the end how she has her own mind and judgement and beliefs and it was amazing to see.


Gabriel Duval.... What a dreamboat! I love everything Duval represented and stand for I could not see one flaw in that man. He was chivalrous, caring, determined, and had a heart so big for the ones he loved I couldn't stand to see him in bad situations. As you can tell I have a huge crush on Duval lol I really enjoyed his witty, sensitive, and sassy attitude and I simple could not get enough of him.


I could go on and on about each character but I feel like it would take ages. So overall I really enjoyed this book, it was not what I was expecting. I love Ismae character and her rebel attitude. Pick up Grave Mercy ASAP!


Thanks for reading♡

4 Stars
Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

Goodreads summary: 

"In Rainbow Rowell's Fangirl, Cath is a Simon Snow fan. Okay, the whole world is a Simon Snow fan, but for Cath, being a fan is her life—and she’s really good at it. She and her twin sister, Wren, ensconced themselves in the Simon Snow series when they were just kids; it’s what got them through their mother leaving.

Reading. Rereading. Hanging out in Simon Snow forums, writing Simon Snow fan fiction, dressing up like the characters for every movie premiere.

Cath’s sister has mostly grown away from fandom, but Cath can’t let go. She doesn’t want to.


Now that they’re going to college, Wren has told Cath she doesn’t want to be roommates. Cath is on her own, completely outside of her comfort zone. She’s got a surly roommate with a charming, always-around boyfriend, a fiction-writing professor who thinks fan fiction is the end of the civilized world, a handsome classmate who only wants to talk about words . . . And she can’t stop worrying about her dad, who’s loving and fragile and has never really been alone.

For Cath, the question is: Can she do this? Can she make it without Wren holding her hand? Is she ready to start living her own life? And does she even want to move on if it means leaving Simon Snow behind?"


4 stars ☆☆☆☆

Young Adult

Contemporary Fiction


Fangirl is a very special book to me and others. I personality have my likes and dislike of this book and it supports why I only gave it 4 stars while other rave and rave and rave about this book.

To start off I am not a huge Rainbow Rowell fan and Eleanor & Park was not one of my favorite books but I figured I give Rainbow Rowell another short and read Fangirl which I liked much better than Eleanor& Park. I want to say all the things I disliked about the books first so I could get them out of the way and plus there's not that much anyway. So the first thing I sort of disliked was the Simon Snow stories in the actual book, I found myself just skipping over the stories because it didn't really keep my interest and I was more intrigued about Cath life then the fan fiction stories or the SI'm on snow book passages.

And in a way this connected to the 2nd thing that didn't really make me happy was Cath, now let me explain. Cath was a really good character but I just couldn't connect with her fangirl personality side, I felt that she was so sheltered in her own world and that her way of being a fangirl was being shut out from everyone around her and only care about the fictional world. Yes I think that plays a part in what a fangirl is but most fangirl want to talk and meet others and most fangirls love to talk about there fandom to others and want to show others there fanfiction works and I felt like Rainbow Rowell didn't really give Cath a 100% fangirl personality but at the same time it's my own opinion and every person fangirls differently.

I also disliked how it ends a little suddenly but the same happen with Eleanor & Park and I just felt a little incomplete after I finish with both Fangirl and Eleanor&Park. I felt like since the book was already long she just had to end it with some ideas the readers can put together about what happens with the characters and her writing.


There was also a lot I liked as well. The most important thing I loved and could relate to on so many levels was the relationship between Cath and Wren and their twin bond. Having a twin myself I really enjoyed reading about Cath and Wren and how they have such a close bond no matter what has happen between them and you could feel their connection to one another so much and it made me smile because I know that feeling of always having that one best friend forever.

Another thing I liked was the love interest, Levi I think his character was so full of life and I absolutely adored his character. I loved the moments Levi and Cath shared and I wanted to yell at Cath to just be comfortable and stop over thinking everything haha but overall the little love story pulled at my heart strings.


I flew by Fangirl in 2 days it was a fun,sentimental, and loving book. Many might relate and connect with Cath and her stories but I just happen to not relate as much which is a let down for me but I still very much liked the book and happy I decided to finally pick it up.


Thanks for reading♡

4 Stars
We Were Liars by E. Lockhart



Goodreads summary:

"A beautiful and distinguished family.

A private island.

A brilliant, damaged girl; a passionate, political boy.

A group of four friends—the Liars—whose friendship turns destructive.

A revolution. An accident. A secret.

Lies upon lies.

True love.

The truth.


We Were Liars is a modern, sophisticated suspense novel from National Book Award finalist and Printz Award honoree E. Lockhart. 


 Read it.

And if anyone asks you how it ends, just LIE."


 4 stars ☆☆☆☆

Young Adult



I don't even want to write a review for We Were Liars. I don't want to talk about it I wouldn't know what to say or where to begin. 

This book was truly haunting and mysterious and overall beautiful. It very short and a quick read. Many people were right when they said you should go into this book blind. I know this book is very popular and E. Lockhart did a beautiful piece of work,I am happy I picked up this book and will forever remember it.We Were Liars had a lot of meaning and purpose for the readers which I adore and will look back on. There are no words to how I feel about this book. All I can really tell you is to read it and don't tell anyone what it is about or how it ends.


Thank You for reading♡

3.5 Stars
Me and Mr.Darcy by Alexandra Potter


Goodreads summary: "After a string of disastrous dates, Emily Albright decides she’s had it with modern-day love and would much rather curl up with Pride and Prejudice and spend her time with Mr. Darcy, the dashing, honorable, and passionate hero of Jane Austen’s classic. So when her best friend suggests a wild week of margaritas and men in Mexico with the girls, Emily abruptly flees to England on a guided tour of Jane Austen country instead. Far from inspiring romance, the company aboard the bus consists of a gaggle of little old ladies and one single man, Spike Hargreaves, a foul-tempered journalist writing an article on why the fictional Mr. Darcy has earned the title of Man Most Women Would Love to Date.

The last thing Emily expects to find on her excursion is a broodingly handsome man striding across a field, his damp shirt clinging to his chest. But that’s exactly what happens when she comes face-to-face with none other than Mr. Darcy himself. Suddenly, every woman’s fantasy becomes one woman’s reality"


3.5 stars ☆☆☆☆

Contemporary Romance


When you go look at this book on Goodreads it wont have that many good reviews but when you read the reviews you will notice not many people tried getting to atleast page 100 because it was to "weird". I'm not sure about everyone else but I actually enjoyed this book. It made me laugh and blush in some parts. I am one of those horrible people who haven't read Pride & Prejudice yet and that's probably why most people did not enjoy or finish the book because of the fantasy Emily has of Mr. Darcy and how it's alittle different from the original Mr.Darcy I assume but  I still didn't think the Mr.Darcy fantasy were that

bad like everyone is saying. I found that the fantasy were their for a purpose and had a reason and meaning in being in the story for a development of Emily character in a way.


YES! The fantasy were a little weird and unexplainable but it wasn't terrible. I personally think it was added in the book to get the reader into thinking Emily has 1 love interest but then turns out to be someone else which sorta then makes the story a little predictable for the ending but I still think it was a fun, quick, easy read. If you get past and comfortable with the fantasy you will begin to see how funny and unique all the characters in the story are. Each character were so different and fun I wanted to meet and have friends just like Emily.

One thing I loved and could relate to with Emily was her love for books. I found myself taking pictures and laughing at certain things that happen to Emily that many booknerds could relate to.


Overall I did enjoy the book it was quick and funny. I recommend you give it a chance and form your own opinion on it. But I hope you enjoy it!


Thanks for reading♡