• Fantasy,  Fiction,  Paranormal,  Reviews,  Romance,  Young Adult

    From Blood and Ash – A New Mesmerizing Series That I Fell In Love With

    🌸 Title: From Blood And Ash (Book 1) 🌸Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout 🌸Published: March 30th, 2020 🌸Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Fiction, Paranormal, Romance 🌸A no major spoilers review. “With my sword and with my life, I vow to keep you safe, Penellaphe,” he spoke, voice deep and smooth, reminding me of rich, decadent chocolate. “From this moment until the last moment, I am yours.” -Jennifer L. Armentrout, From Blood And Ash Poppy is the Maiden. She cannot be touched, looked at, or spoken to, and it’s not the life she imagined. She’d much rather be fighting. Hawke, a soldier bound to protect her, makes her question everything and makes her…

  • Book Rants,  Book-related,  Reviews

    6 Books I Read In 2020 That Just Didn’t Live Up To The Hype For Me

    Hello everyone! So today, even though I’m literally over a month late, I wanted to talk about the books I read in 2020 that had a lot of love and hype that I just…didn’t like. Maybe I’m crazy, or maybe I’m the sane one. I’ll never know. All I do know is that a lot of people really like these books, and sadly, I just could not get into them for whatever reason. Without further ado, let’s get into it! Note: These books weren’t all released in 2020, if any. I just read them in 2020. 1. After by Anna Todd Sigh. What can I say about this Wattpad book…

  • Book Rants,  Fantasy,  Fiction,  Paranormal,  Reviews,  Romance,  Young Adult

    Midnight Sun is just vampire teen angst in 700 pages

    🌸 Title: Midnight Sun 🌸Author: Stephenie Meyer 🌸Published: August 4th, 2020 🌸Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Fiction, Paranormal, Romance 🌸A no major spoilers review. I also reviewed Midnight Sun in my August 2020 Wrap Up video (wow, where did the time go?) if you’d rather just watch that. “Maybe if I could be unconscious, if I could dream, I could live for a few hours in a world where she and I could be together. She dreamed of me. I wanted to dream of her.” -Stephanie Meyer, Midnight Sun Midnight Sun, based on the Twilight series, gives the perspective of Edward Cullen. With this dark twist, we get to experience his…

  • Book Rants,  Fantasy,  Fiction,  Mystery,  Reviews,  Romance,  Series Reviews,  Young Adult

    Series Review: Caraval – A wet noodle of a magic series

    I’ve recently decided to take some trips down memory lane and revamp my reviews and post them on my blog rather than have them sit on Goodreads. Caraval is one of those. I really had a hard time reading this series, and I feel bad because so many people seemed to love it. I stuck with it because I was hoping Tessa’s point of view in Legendary would sway my opinion, but it didn’t change much. My video below also gives my opinion on the Caraval series along with some other books such as Serpent & Dove and Midnight Sun, which hopefully I’ll have reviews up for on my blog…

  • Jem Interviews

    Jem Interviews – Courtney Maguire, author of Bloodlaced

    Hello everyone, and welcome to Jem Interviews! Today I have Courtney Maguire, author of Bloodlaced! Bloodlaced is an LGBT eastern-inspired fantasy romance that follows Asagi, a man and a woman. Asagi is unable to protect a boy they saw as a son and is sold to Mahiro, a kind and gentle master, and they fall in love. When Asagi is poisoned, Mahiro is revealed to be a youkai, a demon that feeds on blood, and saves Asagi’s life—at a high price. Asagi now craves blood, but the boy they once tried to protect reappears under a new master. Asagi must decide what it means to be human to protect what…

  • Adult,  Fantasy,  Fiction,  Historical,  LGBT,  Reviews,  Romance

    Bloodlaced – A dark, provoking read that will break your heart

    🌸 Title: Bloodlaced🌸Author: Courtney Maguire🌸Published: September 29th, 2020🌸Genre: Adult, Fantasy, Romance, LGBT, Fiction, Historical🌸Preview: A beautiful eastern-influenced fantasy romance that focuses on the topics of love and identity.🌸A no major spoilers review.🌸Note: I received an ARC copy from NetGalley in exchange to review. 🌸Check out my interview with Courtney Maguire! “He’s a monster,” I said, voice cracking. “Yes,” she said. “But he tries very hard not to be.” -Courtney Maguire, Bloodlaced Bloodlaced is an LGBT eastern-inspired fantasy romance that follows Asagi, a man and a woman. Asagi is unable to protect a boy they saw as a son and is sold to Mahiro, a kind and gentle master, and they fall…

  • Wrap Ups

    January Wrap Up – What I read in January and my blog update!

    Hello friends! While we’re a few days into February, I figure this is a good time as any to wrap up what I read in January and talk about my blog and what I have planned for the year! If you want to skip on ahead to see my January book wrap up, go for it! I won’t be offended. *sniff* 🌸Blog News🌸 First off, after a lot of hassle and dassle (is that even a word? I don’t think so) my blog was finally fixed and I’ve been on a review spree! I have vague thoughts from multiple books written down that I’ve read over the past few months…

  • Adult,  Memoir,  Nonfiction,  Reviews

    Two Kinds of Decay – A memoir of illness that reaches the heart

    🌸 Title: The Two Kinds of Decay🌸Author: Sarah Manguso🌸Published: May 27th, 2008🌸Genre: Adult, Memoir, Nonfiction🌸Preview: Manguso tells us about the day she was diagnosed with an autoimmune disease seven years ago up until now in beautiful prose.🌸A no major spoilers review. “All autoimmune diseases invoke the metaphor of suicide. The body destroys itself from the inside.” -Sarah Manguso, The Two Kinds of Decay Sarah Manguso is a twenty-one-year-old when she’s suddenly diagnosed with an autoimmune disease. Paralyzed for weeks at a time, going through depression, struggling with adulthood, and much more, Manguso tells us her story of her illness. As a fellow person with chronic illnesses, I felt The Two…

  • Adult,  Fantasy,  Fiction,  Historical,  Reviews,  Romance

    The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue – A beautiful story with a cliché ending

    🌸 Title: The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue🌸Author: V.E. Schwab🌸Published: October 6th, 2020🌸Genre: Adult, Fantasy, Historical Fiction, Romance🌸Preview: A beautifully woven tale about a girl who wishes to not be tied down—and the price she’ll pay for it.🌸A no major spoilers review. “If a person cannot leave a mark, do they exist?” V.E. Schwab, The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue I originally planned to read this book over my undying love for the movie The Age of Adeline. If I’m being completely honest, I thought it would be a complete rip-off of it. It seemed too coincidental: the name, the fact that Addie can live forever, etc. But there were major differences…

  • Recommendations

    5 books releasing in 2021 by Black authors that I’m excited to read for Black History Month

    Hiya everyone! It’s February, which means it’s Black History Month. I hope this month (and really, every month—we should always care about issues in the world) that you take a minute to sit down and really educate yourself on Black Lives Matter and the issues still going on, even when the topic isn’t “trending.” Just because something isn’t trending, doesn’t mean it isn’t still going on. Find out how you can help. Here are my top 5 books by Black authors that I’m absolutely stoked to read coming out this year and I hope this encourages you to add them to your TBR list, too! There are obviously more, but…