Review: In The Afterlight by Alexandra Bracken

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Overall: 5/5 Stars
Characters: 5/5
Setting: 5/5
Writing:
5/5
Plot and Themes: 5/5
Awesomeness Factor: 5/5
Review In A Nutshell: In The Afterlight was the perfect conclusion to an epic series.

“Black is the color of memory.
It is our color.
The only one they’ll use to tell our story.”

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August 2018 TBR

I got to 4/5 books from my July TBR so I feel pretty proud of myself! If you want to see my July wrap up, click here.

I only chose 4 books for August, but these are books I’m absolutely dying to read!

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Most Anticipated August Releases

aug releasesAugust is almost here, and so are so many great releases! Today I want to share a few that I am dying to read!

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Laia Recommends: The Shadow Queen by C. J. Redwine

The Shadow Queen is an amazing, breathtaking retelling of the classic tale of Snow White. It follows Lorelai, the crown princess and a fugitive in her own kingdom, who is determined to use her magic to put an end to the evil queen.  Meanwhile, Prince Kol of the neighboring kingdom has no choice but to make a  deal with the wicked queen, and serve as her huntsman and bring her Lorelai’s heart. Also, there are dragon people. I just had to mention that.

Make sure to check out the full Goodreads summary (link below), as well as my review here!

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Review: The Supervillain and Me by Danielle Banas

35795943Overall: 2.5/5 Stars
Characters: 2/5
Setting: 2/5
Writing:
2/5
Plot and Themes: 3/5
Awesomeness Factor: 3/5
Review In A Nutshell: The Supervillain and Me is cute, but reads more as a younger-YA contemporary rather than a superhero novel.

“He saw me in a way I hadn’t realized I wanted to be seen until I met him. Not a hero, not someone with powers, but just a girl.”

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Liebster Award

Thank you to  Ruqs @manythingsbookish for nominating me for the Liebster Award!! Go check out her blog, its amazing!!

THE RULES

  • Thank the blogger who nominated you, provide a link to their blog and display the award.
  • Answer 11 questions they asked you.
  • Come up with your own 11 questions
  • Tag 11 bloggers and don’t forget to tell them.

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Review: This Is Where It Ends by Marieke Nijkamp

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Overall: 3.5/5 Stars
Characters: 3/5
Setting: 3/5
Writing:
4/5
Plot and Themes: 4/5
Awesomeness Factor: 4/5
Review In A Nutshell: The topic of This Is Where It Ends, and general plot, is really important, and I think it’s really important for people to try to understand more so that we as a society can figure out how to put an end to it. As just a book, it was okay, but when you add the importance of the message, this book becomes something great.

“I never realized that courage was so terrifying.”

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Top 5 Reads in 2018 (So Far)

As you may have seen, I’ve listed my Top Ten 2018 Releases, but I wanted to show a little love to some books I’ve read this year that were published in earlier years. Now, I’m only including books I’ve read from January to June, and I’ll compile a list full of the second half of the year’s favorite reads in December or January.

Note: These are in (somewhat) order from favorite to slightly-less-favorite-but-still-awesome.

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Review: Never Fade by Alexandra Bracken

16150830Overall: 5/5 Stars
Characters: 4.5/5
Setting: 5/5
Writing: 5/5
Plot and Themes: 5/5
Awesomeness Factor: 5/5
Review in a Nutshell: Never Fade is the perfect sequel to The Darkest Minds. It is a must read for anyone who enjoyed the first, or even has the slightest interest in continuing the series.

“Ghosts don’t haunt people–their memories do.” 

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Review: To Kill A Kingdom by Alexandra Christo

34499221Overall: 5/5 Stars
Characters: 5/5
Setting: 5/5
Writing:
5/5
Plot and Themes: 5/5
Awesomeness Factor: 5/5
Review In A Nutshell:  To Kill A Kingdom has a breathtaking writing style, diverse and interesting characters, and an amazing world filled with myth and magic. I would recommend this to any fantasy fan, or anyone looking for a dark twist on a classic.

“They celebrate love as though it’s power, even though it has killed far more humans than I ever have.”

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