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Rebel Spring by Morgan Rhodes Review

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Hi guys,
Today I will be reviewing Rebel Spring, book 2 of the Falling Kingdoms series by Morgan Rhodes
I was slowly making my way through this novel. Its been about a year since I have read the previous book in the series , so it was difficult for me to get back into this series. But I hit page 150 and it all came back to me. Rhodes was able to weave yet another intricate tale filled with romance, heartbreak, death and political intrigue.
For characters, I didn't really like any of them but I loved to hate a lot of them. Rhodes has a gift for making characters thatare so unbearable that you wish for them to have a long and painful death as soon as possible. And I praise her for delivering that for the most part.
This plot had great pacing, not too fast where you weren't sure what was going on and not too slow that it is completely unbearable. The plot points in it were great, whether it be an action put forth by the rebels or one occurring due to the King of Blood. And with th…

The Scourge by Jennifer A. Nielson Review

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Hi guys,
Today I will be reviewing The Scourge by Jennifer A. Nielsen.
This is going to be a really short review. I just want to say a littleabout each.
I loved the relationship between Weevil and Ani. I did think that some decisions made by the characters were not exactly well done, in the writing sense. The story want exactly unique, but I thought that the subplots were woven together nicely. To be honest I had no idea what age the characters were. The plot was interesting and it was really easy to read through it. It was a satisfying standalone. The feeling of the book was like the ones that I used to read when I was little. That made me happy. I liked the writing, because it was a pretty simple style, but it was, for the most part, well done.
Rating: 3.5 out of 5 yellow roses

Thanks for reading,
Delaney M.

A Torch Against the Night by Sabaa Tahir Review

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Hi guys,
Today I will be reviewing A Torch Against the Night by Sabaa Tahir, book 2 in the An Ember in the Ashes series.
First off, I hit the ground running when I started reading this book. There was never a dull moment that had me bored. And the number of plot twists that happened that I didn't even see coming was unbelievable. There were so many twists and turns that kept me on the edge of my seat. This story is so coated in blood and hope that it was hard to see the true terrors hidden in the pages (THOSE PLOT TWISTS). I thought the characters were very well rounded and had a lot of depth. The relationship between Laia and Elias was incredible, I loved every bit of it.
Tahir, as always, had beautiful poetic writing that really captured this twisted world in so much detail that you feel like you live there.
I really enjoyed my time reading this book, and it had me flipping pages so quickly just because I wanted to see what would happen next! If you haven't read this series ye…

Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake Review

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Hi guys, today I will be reviewing Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake.
This book was no what I was expecting. The plot seemed slow at first but this is a type of story that demands to be read,because humans have a deep desire to know what's going to happen next. Although the plot was on the slower side, I didn't find it very interesting. This book is like none other and the world is very inticing to learn about. I just wish Blake had goneintoa little more detail about the whole Beltane and everything. I also wished the Blake made Natalia a more defined character. But other than that, I thought that Blake created a homerun. It was intriguing to learn about the such different lives that the queens have and how they all tie together. There were multiple well-done plot twists throughout this novel, although a few I saw coming. I wondered the motives of some of the characters throughout the book, since they were not explained, but there is another book coming out soon so hopefully…

The Rose Society by Marie Lu Review

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Hi guys,
Today I will be reviewing The Rose Society by Marie Lu, book 2 in the Young Elites trilogy.
I really enjoyed reading this book and I thought of it as a solid middle book. One that didn't suffer from the middle book syndrome, which I have to say, was surprising. I loved Marie Lu's writing in this as always and I think she did really well to create a main character that was evil, but we didn't hate her. I really loved the introduction of Magiano in this book, I found that he brought some balance to the characters. The plot was interesting and solid, although I feel that there weren't as many hard hitting plot points as there were in the first one. But still, there were enough to keep the pages turning. I thought the ending was good, although it makes me wonder what will happen in the last novel.
There isn't much more that I'd like to say about this book. I just thought that it was solid, and fun to read. A very good depiction of what a middle book in the…

The Book Jumper by Mechthild Gläser Review

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Hey guys,
Today I will be reviewing The Book Jumper by Mechthild Gläser.

This is the ultimate book for booklovers. We, who love books, have all wished that we could enter into the world of books to escape our own. But the closest we can ever get to that is reading them. That dream becomes reality in this book.
The relationships between the characters in this book were excellent. One relationship that I really enjoyed reading about was the one between Alexis and Amy, it reminded me of Lorelai and Rory from Gilmore Girls. The plot kept interesting and picked up even more near the end of the book. I read this book on vacation and while on vacation I went to this shop and was buying a T-shirt. Well, the girl at the counter saw that I was carrying this book and said, "I loved that book, I read it just last week." We got to talking about it and she said "yeah the last one-hundred pages were spectacular". I just thought I'd give the girl in the T-shirt shop a shoutout …

Carve the Mark by Veronica Roth Review

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Hi guys,
Today I will be reviewing Carve the Mark by Veronica Roth.


Overall I thought this was a really good book. I really enjoyed the characters and their dynamics, although sometimes the relationships between them felt fake which is disappointing. Roth has a way of writing that has a way of explaining things really well and not boring you in the process. There were one or two times when I want sure exactly what was going on but that could've been a fault of my own when I didn't read close enough. Roth is also the master of evil brothers as seen in her other novels (tehehe). The plot was captivating and refreshing, I haven't read a real sci-fi in a while so this was nice. I thought that the ending wasnt completely satisfying but it worked well enough. Now lets get down to the controversy. So if you didn't know, there is a big controversy around this book. And don't feel bad about it, I didn't know about while I was reading it, it just showed up in a review I w…

Currently Reading...

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Today I will be sharing what I am currently reading.

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Carve the Mark by Veronica Roth

I am so excited to be reading this book, I have had it since it came out and I am finally getting to read it! I have heard a lot of things about it and I am excited for this new sci-fi read! 
I should be finishing it and getting a review up soon because I am going to the beach tomorrow and I always get a lot of reading done at the beach! Hopefully that will happen again!
Thanks for reading! Delaney M.


Blood Rose Rebellion by Rosalyn Eves Review

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Hey guys,

Today I will finally be reviewing Blood Rose Rebellion by Rosalyn Eves!

Let me just start off by saying that this review is skewed because of my book hangover from Caraval. I did think that the idea of this book is incredible and unique. I really enjoy history so the fact that where and when it was set was Hungary in the mid-1800's was refreshing, and in that Eves has created a pretty unique setting. I thought that the magic system was intriguing, although at times it was a little confusing. For the characters, I really only saw one character really evolve throughout this novel and that is Matayas, but I highly enjoyed that. My problem with this book was just that it never grabbed me in, and I blame Caraval for that. I didn't have that moment in this book where I just couldn't set it down because I saw plot points happening, but it felt as though nothing was happening (if that makes any sense). I didn't feel attached to any of the characters minus Matayas nea…

Currently Reading...

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Hi guys,

Today I will be sharing what I am currently reading.
I know, this is unlike me in a reading slump, but I think I am finally out of it (knock on wood) because the last three books that I read I have gotten through very smoothly and quickly so I am very excited to read more. I'm back to my normal self with reading loads of books! That is why I am very excited to share with you guys what I am now reading after finishing the magnificent, Caraval.

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Blood Rose Rebellion by Rosalyn Eves
Yes I am very excited to be reading this one next especially since this was such an impulse buy. I didn't know anything about it and hadn't heard anything about it but I bought it anyways.

I haven't heard much of anything about this book. I read a review on someone else's book blog about it and they only had a review because th…

Caraval by Stephanie Garber Rant Review

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Hi guys,

Today I am so excited to be reviewing Caraval by Stephanie Garber!

OH. MY. GOD. Those are the words that I can muster from just finishing this fantastic book just minutes ago. Not only has Garber created a world unlike any other, but she has created characters that you feel invested in. Just the idea of this book is extraordinary and unique. I can't even decide if this is a plot or character driven novel because both aspects were just so intricate and amazingly well done. Garber's writing allowed me for to lose all sights of reality and enter the world of Caraval. The amount of plot twists scattered throughout this book was maddening yet magical. I thought that my mouth was never going to close with the amount of times that I dropped my jaw at the plot twists.
You would think you know that a plot twist was about to happen. You would think that you have everything figured out, until it gets to a part of the story where everything changes and all you can do it put down …

Currently Reading...

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Today I will be sharing what I am currently reading. And it is...
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Caraval by Stephanie Garber

I am so excited to be reading this! So far it is amazing! I should be finishing it within a day or two so my review will hopefully be up really soon. This book is amazing, highly recommend!

Thanks for reading!
Delaney M.

Once and for All by Sarah Dessen Review

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Hi guys!

Today I will be reviewing Once and for All by Sarah Dessen!


First off, I would like to say how happy I am to finally say that I have read a Sarah Dessen book, and she truly is the Queen of YA Contemporaries. Dessen had a writing style that can only be described as simple but beautiful that only comes with years and many novels of experience. She was able to add just the right amount of humor, sadness, and swooning. Either Josie or William was definitely my favorite characters throughout this book, but I thought that all of the characters were very well-done. I really enjoyed the relationship between Louna and Ambrose in the beginning, I found it funny and real.  He definitely deserved it for being a player.
Although for a summer read, I definitely would have liked to see a little more romance from the main character early. I did find the dual point in time point of view confusing at first but once I figured everything out, it was easy to follow. Now let's talk instalove. …

Hardbacks vs. Paperbacks

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Hi guys!

So I was recently tagged on Instagram for a Would You Rather Tag, and there was a question of hardback vs. paperback and I was so conflicted. So I decided to make this post and then just put the link for my answer. So if you are here from Instagram, hello! Im Delaney and I post on here quite often, I hope you fun with it.


Hardbacks Pros:  1. More durable 2. Prettier 3. Comes out first in the USA 4. Naked books are beautiful (most of the time) Cons: 1. Cost much more money 2. Sometimes hard to get a matching set
Paperbacks Pros:  1. Cost much less money 2. Easier to read/hold while reading because they are lighter 3. If you get on the band wagon late, you can get a matching set 4. Easier to travel with/smaller Cons: 1. Less durable 2. Comes out later
You see, this is a big problem, because my pros and cons for both sides are exactly the same so this is an impossible would you rather. They balance out perfectly!!! What do you prefer????

Thanks for reading this rant type thing,
Delane…

If You Liked Red Queen You Should Read...

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Hi guys!

I think that I am going to make this a series of posts. I decided to start with Red Queen since I just finished the third book in the series, King's Cage. So I these are the books that I recommend you read if you enjoyed Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard!

1. Red Rising by Pierce Brown

2. Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo This one may not seem to make a lot of sense at first glance, but both of the feelings of these books are very similar to each other, and they have aspects that people really like that are similar to one another as well.
3. The Young Elites by Marie Lu This is on the list because there have been so many people that I know that REALLY love both of these books and they do have a few similar aspects so it is on the list!
4. Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi Another one with similar aspects and a similar audience.
5. The Sin-Eater's Daughter by Melinda Salisbury I have never personally read this book, but I know of a lot of people that say that it is very similar to …

Books I Wanna Read This Summer

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Hi guys,
Today I am going to be sharing what books I want to read this summer!

1. Rebel Spring by Morgan Rhodes
I got this book probably a year ago right after I read the first one and I really just want to get to it because it is the second in a long series that I know I will love because everybody does and the first one was great! So I definitely want to get to this one!

2. The Rose Society by Marie Lu
This is another one just like Rebel Spring, I read this book about a year ago then promptly got the second book and I am so excited to read this one and I can't wait because I really enjoyed the first book.
3. Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake I think I got this for Christmas this year and it is a very hyped book so I am excited to see where I stand on it. 
4. Blood Rose Rebellion by Rosalyn Eves This was just an impulse buy which I think I will enjoy. I haven't heard much about this book, there isn't much hype around this book, but nonetheless, I really want to read it!

Currently Reading

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Today I will be sharing what I am currently reading!
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Once and For All by Sarah Dessen

Guys! This is my first Sarah Dessen book ever and I know that she is the QUEEN OF YA CONTEMPORARIES and so far, I definitely know why. I am loving the book so far even though I am only 70 pages in!
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Delaney M.

King's Cage by Victoria Aveyard Review

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Hi guys!
Today I will be reviewing King's Cage by Victoria Aveyard.
Sorry for the bad photo quality, I took it and didn't have a better straight on pic of the cover.
So the first thing that I would like to say is that I love how much Victoria Aveyard's storytelling has improved in a mere two books, you can really see the advancements. I thought that the plot was intriguing, there were at times where I seemed to think, "Why is this necessary to be here?" but then later in the novel it all was explained. Which is what I also really liked about this book, that there were things that came up and they were explained in the book in a way that seemed refreshing and just... good. The characters and the character development, which coincides with that, were once again, great. I loved how Cal and Mare's personas bounced off each other in a way (does that even make sense?) and I really liked how Cameron evolved throughout the novel because I gotta say, wasn't my favo…

Books to Read When You Are in a Reading Slump

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Hi guys! So I did this idea a long time ago and now that I have evolved on this blog and so many other books have come out since then, I want to share with you some books that personally help me get out of a reading slump, and most of these, you guys would probably agree with as well. So I hope this is helpful and lets get on with the post!
1. The Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling
This one I feel is fairly obvious, but for most of you guys out there, Harry Potter is wicked nostalgic and for those who have read it hundreds of times like me know that it is very easy to get through. All around it just makes people happy and more willing to read more.
2. Divergent by Veronica Roth
Another fairly obvious one, and it feels like I haven't talked about this book in a little while. This was the first YA book I ever read when I was in the 4th grade, which now feels so young now that it has been so many years, so this is also very nostalgic for me and it is a really easy book to read which…

The Rose and The Dagger by Renee Adieh Review

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Hi guys!

Today I will be reviewing The Rose and The Dagger by Renee Adieh.
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I would like to start off by saying, well done Renee Adieh. She has managed to craft a beautiful story with intricacies that only an old legend can have. Yet again, the writing style was incredible in this book. It was poetic and beautiful. The plot was interesting and kept me captivated till the very end. There were so many twists and turns that I didn't know what to do with myself. Each one struck a different emotion. Hate. Anger. Lust. Sadness.  Another thing that I really enjoyed about this was the character growth and how the relationships changed. The characters that were introduced really impacted the story, which some of the time they don't in YA novels so I appreciated that. The aspects of family, friendship and love were magnificent. Although I have never seen so much backstabbing in one book. I would've never gue…

All of the Holidays Book Tag (Original)

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Hi guys!

From a request, I will start doing Book Tags on this blog. This is an original tag so I made up all of the questions and everything. I will say that these are all of the major holidays that I celebrate, so some of them are purely American, you can change the solely American ones if you want to do this tag and you live in another country and celebrate a different holiday.

Okay let's get started with this tag!

1. New Years: Name a book or series that you read every year
I feel like this is an answer for nearly everybody has but it still is my choice. 
2. Valentines Day: Name a book centered around a relationship I know, I know, not very Valentines Day-y because it is all about a break up, but it is still about a relationship and the majority of this book is stories from their actual relationship, and the reason's why they broke up. 
3. St. Patrick's Day: Name a book with gold on the cover I mean, the gold palace
4. Easter: Name a book with Spring/Easter colors on th…