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Everything All At Once Review

Author: Katrina Leno

Pages: 358

Publisher: Harper Teen

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars!

Lottie Reaves is not a risk taker. She plays it safe and avoids all the ways she might get hurt. But when her beloved aunt Helen dies of cancer, Lottie's fears about life and death start spiraling out of control. Aunt Helen wasn't a typical aunt. She was the author of the bestselling Alvin Hatter series, about siblings who discover the elixir of immortality. She knew how magical writing could be, and that words have the power to make you see things differently.
In her will, Aunt Helen leaves one writing project just for Lottie. It's a series  of letters, each containing mysterious instructions that are supposed to get Lottie to take a leap and- for once in her life- really live. But when the letters reveal an extraordinary secret about the inspiration for the Alvin Hatter series, Lottie finds herself faced with an impossible choice- one that will force her to confront her greatest fea…

Fall TBR

Woot, woot! We are starting fall! I am so pumped for the weather to cool down a bit and all the fun fall festivities to begin! To go along with my fall excitement, here are the books I hope to read this season!

1) Cinder by Marissa Meyer I am currently reading this one and almost halfway through, so I am planning to finish this one      soon! Goodreads Link
2) Everything All At Once by Katrina Leno I received this book in my August Uppercase subscription box, and I am super excited to get into it! If you're interested, here is a link to the Uppercase Box website! Goodreads Link
3) Our Dark Duet by Victoria Schwab I loved This Savage Song, so I am so pumped to get into the sequel! I thought this story would be awesome to read in October because it's such a dark world with monsters everywhere! Goodreads Link
4) The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins I have been meaning to get to this book for so long, and I have decided that this fall is going to be the time. Fall is the perfect time t…

Summer Wrap Up!

Hello everyone! I can't believe summer is already over, and we are headed into fall! It feels like just yesterday it was May and I had just finished my freshman year, but here I am sitting in my dorm room almost finished with my first month of sophomore year! Today I'm snuggling up in bed because classes have been cancelled because of the storms coming off of Hurricane Irma, and I thought it would be a great time to catch up on a couple blog posts that I've been meaning to get up!

This summer I had a bit of a slow start to my reading, but I ended up reading a total of 10 books from June through August! I am really happy with this. I'll list the books down below as well as my rating and some brief thoughts on each! Go get your own snuggly blanket and enjoy!

This book was crazy. I just don't understand how one person can come up with such an in depth world and a plot line that keeps you on the edge of your seat! Cassandra Clare is just a magical being, that is what I…

The Rosie Project Review

Author: Graeme Simsion

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Pages: 297

Rating: ★★★★

Synopsis: The Rosie Project follows Don Tillman, a middle-aged, socially awkward, brilliant college genetics professor on a quest to see if he can find true love. We follow the story through his point of view as he goes through the trials of finding love through his invention, The Wife Project. While conducting this experiment, he meets Rosie Jarman who is the exact opposite of all the criteria that Don has set out to find in the Wife Project. However, Rosie is on her own mission, to find out who her real father is and she is in need of a geneticist. As the two form an unlikely relationship we get to follow Don as he realizes that love isn't always what it seems and it is not always what looks good on paper.

I really enjoyed this book. I loved Don from the very beginning. I thought that the author did a really great job of showing us who Don truly was through his thought processes and his per…

Everything, Everything Review

Hi guys, it's review time! Sorry it's been like 500 years since I've written a book review. I promise that I have a few up my sleeve that just need to be written, so watch for those soon! As for today, we are talking about Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon!
Warning: Spoilers ahead!

Author: Nicola Yoon


Publisher: Ember

Rating: 4.5 🌟/ 5

     I really enjoyed this book. I thought that the format of the book with all of Maddy's drawings and her and Olly's IMs was a really cute touch. This aspect of the book really made it feel like I knew Maddy better and could see her thoughts as they were in her head. It also made the book so easy to read, so I just breezed through the book and could really just enjoy this heartwarming, cute story. I thought the romance in this book was cute, I really liked Olly as a character. The adventure to Hawii was super fun in my opinion, it made me want to go jump in my car and take off on an adventure that I have always wanted…

Booktubeathon Wrap Up

Booktubeathon has ended, and I'm pretty sure I have never read so much in my life. Although I didn't complete all the challenges (which I knew going into it that I wouldn't, but I was going to try), I am still really pleased with how I did! If you're interested, here is  my final tally:

Number of Challenges Completed: Five

Read a book with a person on the cover (Always and Forever, Lara Jean)Read a book in one day (Lord of the Flies)Read a hyped book (A Darker Shade of Magic)Read a cover buy (The Rosie Project)Read a book with characters different from you (Lord of the Flies)Total Pages Read: 1,255!! I literally could not believe this because I read at the pace of a sloth.
Total Number of Books Read: Four Inserted here is a picture of all the books I read (and loved) during the Booktubeathon! The only downer was Lord of the Flies, I was very much not a fan. 
If you would like, you can read my Booktubeathon TBR as well if you haven't already! I hope you were successful…

Booktubeathon TBR!

Hello everyone! I am so excited for this week to start because it is finally time for Booktubethon! Booktubeathon is a week long readathon from July 24-July 30. Although it is more geared toward the Booktube community over on Youtube, it is open to readers all over the world no matter if you have a Youtube channel or not. Therefore, I am going to be blogging a bit about my Booktubeathon journey, and I am so pumped!
Part of the Booktubeathon is that it has reading challenges for the week that you are suppose to try and achieve through the books you choose to read. I have made my TBR list based on these challenges, and I will be listing the challenges as well as what book I chose for each one down below. I hope that you will also choose to join along with the Booktubeathon and have a week full of fun and reading!

Challenge 1: Read a book with a person on the cover
      •For this I have chosen Always and Forever, Lara Jean by Jenny Han

Challenge 2: Read a hyped book 
     •I am going to re…

Summer TBR

Hi everyone!
I can't believe that it is already July. Where has the year gone??
As far as my TBRs and Wrap Ups go, I am going to be making some changes. Because of my busy schedule, I don't have that much time to read much more than two or three books in a month if that. So, because I usually read so few books in a month, I feel like making a TBR and Wrap Up every month is pointless. Therefore, I'm going to start posting seasonal TBRs and Wrap Ups. I think that this will be easier on me and less redundant for you to read. I will still be posting each month as much as I can though, I'll just be posting book reviews and other content as I create and write it.

So, I am going to go ahead and post my Summer TBR here even though one month of summer has already past. I will hold off on posting June's Wrap Up and include it in my Summer Wrap up at the end of August. Also, I will not be able to include pictures of the books in this TBR because I am moving on Sunday so all …

June TBR

Hello everyone!
This month I am just doing a TBR because in May I didn't end up finishing a book aside from Salt the Sea which I already have a review on, so I thought it would be redundant to write a Wrap Up for the same book. Although I didn't finish any books in May, I did read the first 100 or so pages of City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare. I didn't get to read very much in May because when I got back from school I jumped right into job shadowing therapists and helping my mom clean our house to hopefully sell this summer! However, in June I hope to manage my time a little better and get a few books read so that I can catch up on my reading challenge for GoodReads. Here are the books that I plan to read in June:

1) City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare This is the fifth book to the Mortal Instruments Series which I am planning on finishing this summer. Because it is so far into a series, I can't really give a synopsis without taking a chance on spoiling anything,…

Mini Haul!

I have been trying so hard to save my money and make it last all summer, so I told myself I would only buy things that I needed or just couldn't live without. Then I got coupons to Barnes and Noble. No spend? What does that mean? So needless to say, I had to go and use my coupons on some books I've been eyeing for a while.       I had been wanting Everything Everything for a few months now, looking at it every time I was at Barnes and Noble but never actually picking it up. But with the movie coming out in a couple of days and having a 20% off coupon, I figured it was finally time that I picked up this book.       I had to get Always and Forever, Lara Jean because I absolutely loved the first two books in the series, and I was SO excited when I heard that Jenny Han had decided to make the duology a trilogy! I also had told myself if I finished well in school this semester I was allowed to buy myself this book, so I decided I needed to keep my promise to myself!       So,…


Hello readers!
I'm a tad bit late with this TBR, but I just got back home from college last week so I'm still getting into the swing of things again. This month I am hoping to get a few books knocked out as I will actually have time and I am behind on my Goodreads challenge for the year! These may not be the only books I read this month if I really get crazy, but for now I am going to give myself a realistic goal to start off the summer. Here are the books I'm hoping to read in May:

1) City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare
          This is the fifth book in the Mortal Instruments series which I feel like I've been reading for FOREVER. Not because I am not enjoying them, they are just really big books and I tend to take a break from the series and read another stand alone book in between each book in the series. Cassandra Clare packs so much action and suspense into each novel that I am worn out by the end and I need to take a break to get myself ready for the next on…

Salt to the Sea Review

Hello readers!
I'm sorry I randomly fell off the Earth for a few months. I did exactly what I was afraid I would do and got completely caught up in college and 1) had barely any time to read and 2) didn't have time to blog. But I am finally back home and am ready to jump back into reading and my blog! I just finished Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys, and LOVED it. Andddd, it's a signed copy which just makes it all the better!! Here are the details:

Author: Ruta Sepetys Title: Salt to the Sea  Publisher: Philomel Books Pages: 400 Rating: ☆☆☆☆☆

  Salt to the Sea is a novel following four teens/young adults in World War II who are all trying to evacuate Germany to flee from the Russians. Each of them has a secret of some kind, and they must carry those secrets with them as they make their way across Germany to reach the Baltic Sea to hopefully board an evacuation ship. Ruta Sepetys shines a light on a piece of history that most people do not know ever happened, but was actual…

The Archived Obsession

Hello!! I come to you in a super excited, hyped-up-on-awesome-books mood as I have just finished The Unbound by Victoria Schwab. I am literally OBSESSED with these books. I read The Archived over the summer and got The Unbound for Christmas this year and have literally just finished it like an hour ago. I went looking for any information about a third book, which sadly looks like is not going to happen, but ended up finding a short story Victoria had written a couple years ago instead. It was SO GOOD. It for sure helped me feel a bit more closure with the story as I wanted to see how Mackenzie and Wesley ended up. Not to mention, we finally learn Wesley's real name!!! In case you have read this series and haven't found this short story, I'm going to link it here for your enjoyment. I just need more Wesley and for the entire world to read these books please. That's not too much to ask, right? 
Sorry this post is kind of crazy, but I am just so pumped about these books a…

2017 Bookish Resolutions

Hello everyone!
This post is going up a little later than I intended, but I've been feeling a little under the weather this week so I haven't really felt like blogging. But today I'm feeling a bit better, so I thought I would share with you some goals that I have for myself this year 😊

1) Goodreads goal: 20 books
This one is just the generic Goodreads goal to start off my resolutions for the year. I have set my goal a little higher this year and challenged myself to 20 books. This doesn't seem like a whole lot, but I don't think I've ever read 20 books in one year, so I thought I would try to push myself with this goal as it goes a long with some of my other resolutions as well.

2. Be a more consistent reader
As I mentioned in my Book Blog Newbie Tag post, I am kind of a cycle reader, so I will go through periods of time where I read like crazy and then don't read at all for a couple months. This year I really hope to change this and become more consistent w…

January TBR

Hello readers and Happy New Year!
I can't believe 2017 is already here! It seems so weird to be in 2017 for me because 2016 is the year I graduated high school, and I never really thought past life in 2016. That might seem odd, but all though school it seemed as though 2016 was the infamous year that would never actually get here, but now it has come and gone so fast. 2016 was the year that I graduated high school and completed my first semester of college, it was such a stressful but awesome year of life for me. I can only hope that 2017 will be as awesome.
To start off this year I have a few books I hope to read. I don't know if I'll actually read all these because 1) I'll be back at college, so I don't know how much reading time I'll have, and 2) I'm a really moody reader so who knows if I'll feel like reading some of these books when I get there. But I'm going to try and make a TBR as a kind of goal for myself to get these books read in a timely…