Reindeer Book Recommendations!

Hey, guys! I am super excited to come at you with a Christmas Book Tag that was created by the lovely Hailey of Hailey In Bookland on Booktube, and I will go ahead and link her original video right here. But I am super excited to do this because it is super recent and I think its a unique little tag that sounds like a lot of fun, so let’s go ahead and get into it!

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: A Book With an Underdog

For this one, I just had to go with Emika Chen from Warcross by Marie Lu.


Emika Chen is definitely considered to be an underdog because, in this novel, we consistently come to know that people believe her to be at a disadvantage, and she is. She definitely is at a disadvantage compared to the other players because she hasn’t been spending countless hours on Warcross. She has been using outdated equipment, and she just cannot afford to be doing that. But despite all of these odds stacked against her, she doesn’t back down. She does what she set out to do, and I just admire the shit out of that!

Dasher: A Book You Read Very Quickly

I could not go with any other book for this because I just found myself flying through it, and that book is Carry On by Rainbow Rowell.

23734628This is a book that I just started and literally could not stop reading. Typically, that is how it is for every book by Rainbow Rowell that I read, but it was especially evident in this one because there are only a select few books I could equate to the amount of time it took me to read this book. I read it all in one night. This isn’t just some short book either. Its kind of long, so I definitely got a headache from reading all night, but it was totally worth it because I just devoured this book. It was just so fantastic!

Dancer: An Artistically Inspiring Book

This book should not be a surprise at all since this book is so artistic that it is a little bit crazy, but I just had to go with Gemina by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff.

29236299This book inspired me artistically for a couple of really obvious reasons, one being the illustrations we see specifically in this second book. They are all really cute and done by the lovely Marie Lu. Our main character in this installment to the Illuminae Files series is artistically inclined and she likes to sketch, so we get to see that in Gemina, which I absolutely loved. I think it really added something to the story, and it inspired me to want to be artistic (but like in the nonart way. Like to write. I cannot do art whatsoever. It would be atrocious…)

Prancer: A Lighthearted Book

There are so many book I could name for this one just because I love fluffy contemporaries so much, but one that I don’t think everyone would necessarily think of Off the Page by Jodi Picoult and Samantha Van Leer, so I just have to go with this one.


Oh my gosh. I love this book so freaking much. This is so freaking lighthearted, and I don’t know that a ton of people have read this story. Its the cutest story in existence, and it will just make your life better if you read it. It is every fangirl’s dream as it follows a girl named Delilah who is obsessed with this fairytale book and one day her favorite character literally leaps off of the page and starts talking to her. It’s super cute and fluffy and like my favorite thing ever, and I highly recommend this book because it just makes my heart so happy!

Vixen: A Trickster Character

There are so many characters that could be labeled as tricksters, but the one that immediately came to mind, and I don’t care if you say its a cop out, and that is the Cheshire Cat from Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland.

Like are you kidding? You all had to know this one was coming. Would it really be a post on this blog without at least one Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland reference? The Cheshire Cat is the ultimate trickster. He loves to play games and mess with people. It’s literally his favorite thing. He is literally like the OG Trickster. I just couldn’t not go with his character because he is the ultimate trickster.

Comet: A Book That Is Out of This World

I definitely would go with Illuminae for this one, but I have already used Gemina, so another book that is totally out of this world is The Martian by Andy Weir.

This is a book that I feel like I don’t rave enough about on my blog. It takes place on Mars, so it is definitely out of this world, and the story is just completely out of this world amazing. Its definitely science heavy, but its told in a way that is totally easy to understand and kind of comprehend, but what I truly love about this novel is the humor that was in it. On every single page, I was just laughing hysterically. I just have so much love for this book, and I highly recommend it because it is just absolutely fantastic!



Cupid: A Couple That You Really Want to Be Together

There are so many ships I could say for this, but the one I desperately wanted and never got is the first one to come to mind, and that is totally Clary and Isabelle of The Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare.

This is probably a surprising one because I never talk about this ever, not even in real life. But dammit, this is a ship that I will freaking go down with. I want this to be a thing, and I am sure there is fanfiction that I just haven’t taken the time to look up, but stay with me on this. Do not roll your eyes. Can you just imagine the badassery that would totally erupt from this freaking power couple? They would kick so much ass together and it would be so amazing, and they would be so cute together, and I just need this in my life, okay? So if someone knows of a really good fanfiction of this, definitely leave it down below because this would just be my everything!

Donner: A Book That You Constantly Shout About

I think there are quite a few books that could fit this one, but I definitely shout about Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell a lot, and I haven’t in a while, so this is kind of perfect.

This is one of my favorite books of all time, and I just can’t help but shout about it because I love it so much! Our main character Cath is literally me. She loves to write and read and she has social anxiety. She is literally me. Now she does make some questionable decisions throughout this book, but she is super relatable to me personally. She is so socially awkward, and she is just me. There’s no other way to put it. I just love this book so much, and I will always love it because it is absolutely fabulous!

Blitzen: A Powerful Book

I don’t think I could physically talk about any book (though there are a few that would totally fit this) other than The Book Thief by Markus Zusak.

This is literally my favorite book of all time. I think that it is a book that everyone should read. It is such a powerful story centered around this polish girl in Nazi Germany during World War II just trying to live her life during the war. It is so powerful, so emotional, and told in such a unique way as it is told from the perspective of Death. I just have so much love for this incredibly powerful story, and I just think this should be one of those books you should be required to read because it is just about the power of words and so many other things, and I just love it so much, and I highly recommend it!

And there you have it! Those were my Reindeer Book Recommendations. What is a couple you want to be together? Comment down below! I would love to know. And that is going to be it for this post today. Thank you all so much for reading this, I hope you enjoyed it, and I will see you next time!



Top Five Fall Reads!

Hey, guys! I am super excited to talk about my favorite books I read during the fall season. The books that fall (pun totally intended) within this time frame are the books I read in September, October and November. In total, I read 22 books, which I am super proud of. I really enjoyed most of the books I read and there are five that definitely stood out to me. I am really excited to get into these books, so let’s just go ahead and jump right in!

5: The Forbidden Game by L. J. Smith


This is a bindup of the entire trilogy, but I am counting it as one book. This was a reread for me, and I loved it just as much the second time around as I did the first time I read it. This is a trilogy that follows this idiot group of teenagers that play this game they have no business messing with, and they end up getting sucked into the game and have to confront and beat their worst nightmares to escape it. It’s so great, so creepy, and such an interesting read that definitely gives me nightmares every time I read it. I am so glad I decided to reread it around Halloween because I really enjoyed it, and I ended up giving the series 4.5/5 stars.

4: The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee


This is the first book in a companion series with this first one centered around a young bisexual aristocrat who is about to embark on his continent tour with a chaperone sent by his father, his sister Felicity, and his best friend Percy who he happens to be in love with. This story went to so many places I was not expecting, and it was just so action-packed and so freaking hilarious. I literally was laughing out loud throughout the entirety of this book along with my best friend because we were audiobooking it together, and it was just so great. I definitely enjoyed this even more than I thought I would, and I just loved it so much, and I ended up giving this 4.5/5 stars.

3: The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery


This book really messed with my feels. This is a children’s classic that really presents itself as this cute little story about a little prince with cute little illustrations. But then you get deeper into the book and it suddenly transforms into a super deep story about a little prince who learns all of these deep lessons about life, and it just made me so emotional! I was not expecting it at all and before I knew it, it was over. This was just a really cute story that I really enjoyed, and I highly recommend you check it out if you get the chance! I ended up giving this 5/5 stars.

2: This Monstrous Thing by Mackenzi Lee


This is a standalone novel that is a retelling of Frankenstein by Mary Shelley and hot damn. This book was absolutely freaking amazing! I read this right after I read Frankenstein for the first time, and it was such a great experience, so I highly recommend you do that, but this book. THIS BOOK. It was just so interesting because its a steampunk retelling of Frankenstein with fantasy elements and diverse characters are thrown in as well. I just really loved the writing and the way Mackenzi Lee wove in the actual book Frankenstein into the novel as well as Mary Shelley. I thought it was just pure genius. This book just really captivated me, and I absolutely devoured it. It was just absolutely fabulous, and I ended up giving it 5/5 stars.

1: Moxie by Jennifer Matthieu


This is a standalone contemporary novel that follows high school student Vivan who is fed up with all of the sexism in her high school, so she creates this feminist ‘zine to fight back against it. This book was just my everything. From the incredible writing to how inspiring this book was, it was just absolutely amazing. I loved how empowering it made me feel as a woman and as a human being in general. I just really loved it, and I definitely think everyone should read this. It just was exactly what I needed, and I ended up giving this 5/5 stars, of course.

And there you have it! Those were my top five favorite fall reads! What is your favorite book you read this fall? Comment down below! I would love to know. And that is going to be it for this post today. Thank you so much for reading this, I hope you enjoyed it, and I will see you next time!


The Ocean At the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman | REVIEW & DISCUSSION

Hey, guys! I am super excited to talk about a book I had been meaning to read for forever, and that is The Ocean At the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman. I enjoyed this even more than I originally thought I would. I thought the story was super original, I loved the writing and the world, and it was just really fabulous. But I am really excited to get into my thoughts, so let’s go ahead and jump right in!


“Sussex, England. A middle-aged man returns to his childhood home to attend a funeral. Although the house he lived in is long gone, he is drawn to the farm at the end of the road, where, when he was seven, he encountered a most remarkable girl, Lettie Hempstock, and her mother and grandmother. He hasn’t thought of Lettie in decades, and yet as he sits by the pond (a pond that she’d claimed was an ocean) behind the ramshackle old farmhouse, the unremembered past comes flooding back. And it is a past too strange, too frightening, too dangerous to have happened to anyone, let alone a small boy.

Forty years earlier, a man committed suicide in a stolen car at this farm at the end of the road. Like a fuse on a firework, his death lit a touchpaper and resonated in unimaginable ways. The darkness was unleashed, something scary and thoroughly incomprehensible to a little boy. And Lettie—magical, comforting, wise beyond her years—promised to protect him, no matter what.”

My Thoughts:

Wow, this book was definitely not what I was expecting. I’m not sure what I was expecting exactly, but this definitely was not it. It was weird for me because I originally thought this was magical realism for a hot minute until I came to realize it was actually dark fantasy, which I am totally okay with. Fantasy is my favorite genre, but it was just surprising to me is all. I was hoping to like this because it is one of my girlfriend’s favorite books, and I am so glad I did enjoy this.

This story in one word is definitely unexpected. I was not expecting the story to go in the direction that it did. I honestly went into this blind, which I am super happy about, and it just went to really dark places, which I was not expecting, but I really loved. I just really became immersed in this story, in the world and the characters and the mystery of it all. I just really loved seeing the limits that Neil Gaiman was willing to push, how far he was willing to go in terms of the impossibility of this plausible and dark fantasy tale about what really happened when this man was a young boy.

The characters also just seemed super real and tangible while also having this aura of mystery and intrigue and just impossibility. They had this magical and whimsical feel to them, which I thought was super interesting. I loved the mystery of only knowing the names of the Hemstock family while not knowing our main protagonist’s name or his family. It really showcased that the story might be told through the eyes of that boy, but its the story of the Hemstock family that is really the central focus, and I really loved how Neil Gaiman portrayed that.

This story overall was just really intriguing and interesting, and I just really enjoyed it. I absolutely adored the writing and I thought it was super interesting in regards to the characters we meet and the intense, gripping world we are introduced to. I think it was a solid read, and I highly recommend you check it out if you haven’t already.


And there you have it! That was my review of The Ocean At the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman. What is one of your favorite dark fantasy tales? Comment down below! I would love to know. And that is going to be it for this review today. Thank you all so much for reading this, I hope you enjoyed it, and I will see you next time!


Favorite Movies | 2017 Edition

Hey, guys! I am super excited to talk about my favorite movies of 2017. I did not see a whole lot of movies, but I did enjoy the majority of the movies I did see. There were a lot of great movies coming out, but I just never got the chance to see all of them in between University and trying to keep up with my social life and my blog and just needing money, so I am super excited about the movies I did get to see. But let’s go ahead and get into it.

The first movie on the list is, of course, Wonder Woman.


This is my favorite movie of the entire year. It was just a fantastic movie. It was super well written, the acting was phenomenal, and Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman is my new favorite thing. She just really brought this strong, female character to life. This movie just really empowered me. It made me feel like I could do anything. It was just so inspiring! Wonder Woman is the bisexual icon and the Feminist icon, so it was so amazing to see a powerful, strong woman kick ass without needing a man to help her. It just was an absolutely amazing movie, and I am so glad I got to see it!

The next one on this list is Power Rangers.


I absolutely loved this movie. It was such a pleasant surprise for me because I knew I would like it, but I didn’t know how much I would love this movie. I am still completely obsessed with this movie, even now. I loved the storyline, the characters, and just everything about it. It just brought me great joy, and I just absolutely freaking loved it. It really is about the power of friendship and I just really love this movie, and I highly recommend you check it out!

The next movie on this list is one that I was so excited to see, and it definitely did not disappoint, and that is Beauty and the Beast.


This is actually a movie I was forbidden to see by my parents because they said there was a gay scene it (I know; conservative people are super dumb sometimes), which was not even a gay scene. It was literally like a second long, and if you had blinked, you would have missed it. But anyway, the acting was great, I loved Emma’s singing voice. It was absolutely freaking hilarious, and I just really loved it! I highly recommend it because it was just absolutely fantastic.

And the last movie on this list is Everything, Everything.


This is an adaptation of Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon, and it was such a good and faithful adaptation. The acting was on point, the characters were on point, the storyline was just as amazing on screen as it was in the book, and I just loved it so much. It is now one of my all-time favorite book-to-movie adaptations, and if you love this book, you will definitely love this movie. It was just super heartwarming and cute and amazing, and I just love this movie so much, and I highly recommend it!

And there you have it! Those were my favorite movies of 2017. What is your favorite movie you saw this year? Comment down below! I would love to know. And that is going to be it for this post today. Thank you all so much for reading this, I hope you enjoyed it, and I will see you next time!


Unlearned by Haley Pierce | REVIEW & DISCUSSION

Hey, guys! I am super excited to talk about a book that I personally really enjoyed, and that is Unlearned by Haley Pierce. This is a book that was sent to me for review by the author, so thank you so much, Haley, for sending this my way! I loved this book so much more than I thought I was going to. Its just absolutely amazing, and if you can handle adult content, I highly recommend you check this out. But let’s go ahead and get into the review!


“I shouldn’t want Addison this much. Or at all.

She’s my student, for god’s sake.

But she’s so sweet, so innocent, and so, so, bendable to my every whim.

Her mother wants her to be a doctor, but Addison? She has no idea what she wants.

I’ll help her find out, on one condition: I’m sure as hell going to be a part of it. Because I need her. I need to touch her, to taste her, to invade her soul the way she’s invaded mine.

Shakespeare said it best. I am her slave, with no choice to tend to her desires. Whatever they may be. ”

My Thoughts:

I don’t think I can properly put into words how this book made me feel. It was just everything I wanted and more. I loved the romance and I totally was not expecting for abuse to be a topic in this book, but I absolutely loved that it was in there. This is the kind of book I wanted and needed. I loved the characters and the storyline, and it was just absolutely freaking fantastic!

I think the writing for this book is so superior to so many other writers in this particular genre that I have read. I would personally classify this as both romance and erotica under the umbrella genre of New Adult. I have read my fair share of erotica, and the writing of this book just absolutely blew all other books out of the water for me. It is such an addicting writing style. I just could not stop reading. I just am obsessed with Haley Pierce’s writing style, and I just want to read more works by her.

I also really enjoyed the romance. It did not seem like instalove at all. I really enjoyed seeing their unconventional relationship expand and grow over the course of the novel. Usually, you will see a relationship begin with like dating and such and end with sex while this really reversed that. It was very much about the sexual attraction between these two and then it developed into a real relationship. It was so beautiful to read about, and I just loved it so much.

I think the abuse was super interesting to read about. This is a topic that some writers tend to shy away from, but Haley definitely did not do that. I think she really represented it well. It was also really interesting to see Cain’s perspective on this because I just kept waiting for it to finally click in his brain that she doesn’t have an abusive boyfriend. It is not who you would normally expect it to be. I liked seeing the process of him finally figuring it out and how angry he was at the person who was abusing her (that is a major spoiler, so I am definitely not revealing that). I just really liked the way it was presented in the novel, even if I do think that the abuser had a rapid evolution in her character at the end of the novel.

I also just really loved the way writing was presented in this novel. I loved seeing Cain explaining it and just seeing how passionate he was about the written word. It was just so amazing and inspiring to see, and it actually inspired me even more because I am also a writer who appreciates the written word and just the writing process. It was just an aspect I loved seeing, and it really added to the story, in my opinion.

Overall, I really enjoyed this book. I loved the writing, the complex and intricate storyline, the characters, and just everything about it. The writing was absolutely stunning and addicting as well, and I just really loved this book. I am super excited to read more works by Haley Pierce, and I highly recommend you all pick this book up because it was absolutely bloody fantastic!

Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review. As always, all thoughts, opinions, and feels are my own.


And there you have it! That was my review of Unlearned by Haley Pierce. What book are you currently reading? Comment down below! I would love to know. And that is going to be it for this review today. Thank you all so much for reading this, I hope you enjoyed it, and I will see you next time!


The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas | REVIEW & DISCUSSION

Hey, guys! I am super pumped to talk to you about The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas. This is a book I have been wanting to read all year, and I finally read it. I am so glad that I did because I absolutely loved it. This is definitely one of my favorite books of this year, and it is one of my favorite books of all time. I highly recommend you read this book because it is absolutely fabulous, and I think everyone should read this. But let’s go ahead and jump right into the review!


“Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Khalil was unarmed.

Soon afterward, his death is a national headline. Some are calling him a thug, maybe even a drug dealer and a gangbanger. Protesters are taking to the streets in Khalil’s name. Some cops and the local drug lord try to intimidate Starr and her family. What everyone wants to know is: what really went down that night? And the only person alive who can answer that is Starr.

But what Starr does or does not say could upend her community. It could also endanger her life.”

My Thoughts:

This book was absolutely phenomenal. This is such an important book that everyone needs to read. It really blew me away with how amazing it was. It was such a captivating story on the power of speaking out against oppression in general, but with a focus on police brutality. This was inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, which I fully support and think is super important, and it just tackles several different topics, like racism and trauma among other things.

This book was super well rounded in the portrayal of the characters and the poor, black neighborhood of Garden Heights, in my opinion. I can’t speak to the representations as I am white, but it seemed super accurate. We really felt like we were in that neighborhood. We felt that we were with those characters, experiencing everything. It felt super authentic, which was super important in my opinion.

I loved seeing a biracial couple, especially given the subject matter. I think it was super important that we got to see something like that, and it also gave us the opportunity to see racism from both sides. Racism is a double-edged sword sometimes. Black people can be racist towards white people, though not nearly as much as white people are racist towards black people. This story just really talked about race in a very realistic way, which I loved, and it focused on the importance of having your voice heard.

Overall, this was a super powerful story that I am so glad I got the chance to read. I think it was phenomenal, and it is a book everyone needs to read. This is definitely one of my favorite books of this year, and I am looking forward to reading more works by Angie Thomas!


And there you have it! That was my review of The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas. What is one of your favorite books you have read this year? Comment down below! I would love to know. And that is going to be it for this review today. Thank you all so much for reading this, I hope you enjoyed it, and I will see you next time!




Hey, guys! I am super excited to talk about Justice League. I randomly decided to go see it in the theater with my girlfriend and best friend, and I did not hate it, but I definitely have a lot of issues with it. I personally do not recommend women–especially feminists–see this. I think most men with no knowledge of the original comic book characters and storylines could possibly enjoy this. Otherwise, you should probably avoid it unless you like watching mediocre movies. But let’s just go ahead and jump into my thoughts!


“Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists newfound ally Diana Prince to face an even greater threat. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to recruit a team to stand against this newly awakened enemy. Despite the formation of an unprecedented league of heroes — Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and the Flash — it may be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.”

My Thoughts:

This movie surprisingly was not a complete piece of trash. My expectations were pretty low, though, so to say it surpassed my expectations is not really saying much. I had heard that the movie was pretty bad, but I wanted to see the movie myself to form my own opinion. In the moment, I did think it was pretty decent. But after really thinking about it, I realized there were some things in the movie that really should have been fixed and cut out and changed, and I just really ended up not liking this movie at all.

I had some issues with the plot line because it was completely illogical. It is DC, so like I should have expected this, but this wasn’t really a downside for me as it is to be expected in DC movies. While watching the movie, I just kind of ignored the lack of logic in this plotline and just accepted that this was the way the world works, which is something you have to do while watching this movie because it just doesn’t make sense otherwise.

I also had a lot of issues with the sexism in this movie. Yes, Wonder Woman was in it, which was the whole reason I wanted to watch it. But the movie really did a disservice to her character, in my opinion. There was not a scene in this entire movie where she could be in a room and not talk about some man. It was really focused on her past relationship rather than how powerful and badass she is as Wonder Woman.

This movie also just really perpetuated this belief that everyone and everything is completely screwed without Superman. Like who needs the Justice League when you have Superman? I did not like that at all because I wanted it to show how powerful they all were as a team, including Wonder Woman, and it just did not do that. It just was a super sexist message that I didn’t appreciate or enjoy, so it was a really big reason I ended up not liking this movie.

There were a few good points in this movie, though. One of those is The Flash. I completely forgot he was in the Justice League, and it made me so freaking happy to see him in this because I love his character so much. He was portrayed by the guy who played Patrick in The Perks of Being a Wallflower movie adaptation, so it was absolutely amazing. His character was the comic relief in this movie, and every time that guy opened his mouth, I was dying of laughter. This movie had a really big selling point on the humor because The Flash was absolutely freaking hilarious!

This is just a little side note, but Aqua Man was in this movie, which I wasn’t expecting at all. I kind of forgot that he existed. And I didn’t care for his character at all from what I had heard from people who had read the comics. It wasn’t for any particular reason; he just seemed boring to me. But I loved his character in this movie for literally one reason and one reason only, and that reason is he was portrayed by one of the sexiest men alive, in my opinion.

Jason Momoa is the person who also portrayed Khal Drogo in the first season of Game of Thrones, and he spends most of this movie shirtless. I think we all appreciated this because he is just a beautiful human. I will say, though, that as hot as he is, he probably was not the right choice for Aqua Man because he is muscular, but not in the correct way. He is more in the bodybuilder kind of way versus the swimmer kind of way. But that was the only fault I really found in the portrayal of Aqua Man.

Overall, I had a lot of issues with this movie, but it was not completely terrible. There were some good parts to this movie, but they were few, unfortunately. As an average for this movie, I would probably give it a C+.


And there you have it! That was my review of Justice League. Who is your favorite DC hero? Comment down below! I would love to know. And that is going to be it for this post today. Thank you all so much for reading this, I hope you enjoyed it, and I will see you next time!



November Wrap Up!

Hey, guys! I am very excited to talk about the four books I read this month. I had a pretty decent reading month, and I ended up reading five books. This is not as much as I usually read, but I am super proud of this since I have been dealing with a lot of stuff, from Thanksgiving to my phone breaking to the semester’s end looming ahead. Its just been very stressful, not to mention I was also participating in Nation Novel Writing Month. But let’s go ahead and jump right in!

The first book I read this month was Under His Protection by Alyse Zaftig.


This is a book that I already knew I was not going to like, and it was several different authors writing underneath one pen name. This is a story that is marketed as dark fantasy when that is actually completely wrong. It is contemporary/erotica, which I was not expecting at all. It was an adult novel, though the writing seemed very juvenile to me. You could really tell that it was written by several authors as it did not flow very well and didn’t seem cohesive. There didn’t really seem to be a storyline at all, it was instalove, there was no character development at all, and I just overall did not like this and do not recommend it. I ended up giving this 2/5 stars.

The next book I read was His Naughty Nurse by Nicole Elliot.


All right, I know what you’re thinking. But hold back your judgment on this horrible title and unfortunate cover because this was actually really good. It surprised me because I honestly thought this was going to be another trashy adult romance/erotica novel. The title makes it seem like its going to be about nothing but horribly written sex scenes, but it actually wasn’t like that at all. I thought the story was really well written, there was a lot of great character development, and it was a really believable love story. There was way more story than actual sex scenes (if I am recalling correctly, I think there were only one or two sex scenes, and I just overall thought it was a really well-rounded story. I gave this 4.5/5 stars.

The next book I read was Training Their Mate by Vella Day.


This was a reread for me, and I actually enjoyed it a lot more the second time around than the first. My original interpretation of it was that it was instalove with subpar writing, no character development, and a boring storyline whereas I have completely changed my mind. I thought this story had a lot of substance while also having the steamy, sexy scenes. I thought there was tons of character development, a really believable love story. I especially loved the overall storyline and the simplistic writing style. Basically, I changed all of my original thoughts on this novel, and I ended up giving this 4/5 stars.

The next book I read was The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery.


This is a children’s classic I had heard pretty decent things about, and I saw it really cheap at a used bookstore, so I picked it up, and I ended up really enjoying it. It was a really cute tale with really important morals woven throughout it. I think this would be something that would be great to read to a child as a bedtime story, and it was just really good. There were really cute and interesting illustrations with beautiful, simplistic writing. I thought it was absolutely hilarious and super emotional, surprisingly, as I did cry upon finishing it. I think it’s a cute little story that children and adults can read and enjoy, and I just really loved it. I ended up giving it 5/5 stars.

And the final book I read in November was Tales of the Peculiar by Ransom Riggs


This is a book that I’ve wanted to read for a while now and my girlfriend had it so she let me borrow it. I really enjoyed all of these tales. I did feel that some of them were more interesting than others as well as some of the stories being weaker than the other tales. Cocobolo is a good example of one of the stronger stories, and it was definitely my favorite one. If you want my full discussion and review of this book, I will have it linked here, but I did really enjoy it, and I ended up giving it 4/5 stars,

And there you have it! Those were all the books I read in November. What is your favorite book you read this month? Comment down below! I would love to know, and that is going to be it for this post today. Thank you all so much for reading this, I hope you enjoyed it, and I will see you next time!


Tales of the Peculiar by Ransom Riggs | REVIEW & DISCUSSION

Hey, guys! I am super excited (and a little bit nervous) to talk about this collection of tales set in the Peculiar Universe. I am mostly going to be talking about my favorite of the tales, and it is super personal to me, so please hold back your judgment. I am honestly a little bit terrified to speak these truths out loud, but I am finally ready to talk about something super personal to me. But let’s go ahead and jump into the review!


Before Miss Peregrine gave them a home, the story of peculiars was written in the Tales. 

Wealthy cannibals who dine on the discarded limbs of peculiars. A fork-tongued princess. The origins of the first ymbryne. These are but a few of the truly brilliant stories in Tales of the Peculiar—known to hide information about the peculiar world—first introduced by Ransom Riggs in his Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children series.

Riggs now invites you to share his secrets of peculiar history, with a collection of original stories, as collected and annotated by Millard Nullings, ward of Miss Peregrine and scholar of all things peculiar.”

My Thoughts:

I definitely enjoyed this collection of little tales about peculiarities with little morals woven into them, but I wasn’t blown away by every single one of them. Some I felt were not as strong as others, which was unfortunate, but I did love reading all of them because they were all very interesting. My personal favorite one was definitely the tale of Cocobolo as it is something that I personally can relate to. Our main character really tries to suppress who and what he is, desperately trying to escape it, but in the end, he realizes that was kind of pointless. He can’t change who he is, so he must learn to embrace it and realize how spectacular he is.

I can personally apply this to me as for years I have tried to suppress and ignore the fact that I am not straight. I’m bisexual, and I was taught that if you were someone of the LGBT community by my parents that you would go to hell, that you aren’t a Christian, and that you are a tried and true sinner. That you are disgusting and filthy. I never wanted to disappoint my parents, so I just suppressed the side of myself that is attracted to the same sex. But over the past two years, I have realized that no matter what I do, there’s no way to suppress it. And I shouldn’t have to because there is absolutely nothing wrong with me.

It is perfectly okay for me to be bisexual, to like girls. The God that I worship and love, and the God who loves me, would never really be against loving someone. That is something I have accepted, even if my parents never will. I do have people who love and support me, including my aunt and her wife, my cousin and her girlfriend, my other aunt who has encouraged me to live my truth and not hide behind all of this bullshit that it is wrong to be anything but straight. Not to mention my amazing and beautiful girlfriend, Lauren. I am not going to let anyone try to tell me who and what I should be because I am happy with myself, and I know that there is nothing wrong with me.

This story just really solidified that for me. It really is something that I am going to continue to think about and read, and I think it is the best story in the entire collection, and I think that story is good enough reason that everyone should read this because it is so good, and I think it can really help other people like it has helped me. So I definitely recommend you all read this, even if you have not read the Miss Peregrine’s trilogy because it is so, so good.


And there you have it! That was my review for Tales of the Peculiar by Ransom Riggs. If you have read this collection, what is your favorite tale? Comment down below! I would love to know. And that is going to be it for this review today. Thank you all so much for reading this, I hope you enjoyed it, and I will see you next time!


ANNOUNCEMENT: I Made a Booktube Channel!

Hey, guys! I am very excited to announce that I have finally made a Booktube channel! I had been wanting to do this for years, so I finally decided to do it! This announcement post really should have been up a whole lot sooner, but I just have never gotten around to it. So here we are. I have really been having a lot of fun just filming and uploading videos. If you want the link, here it is! But let’s go ahead and talk about everything to do with my new Booktube Channel!

I just want to go ahead and say that just because I have a Booktube channel, does not mean I will not still be posting on here. I love my blog, I love you guys, and it would feel like giving a part of myself up if I were to quit blogging. I love talking about books with you guys, and I know I do not say it often, but you all mean the world to me. The fact that you would take the time out of your day to read my posts just really means a lot to me. But basically, I have noticed that sometimes it is just easier to make a video of a certain book tag, for example, versus a blog post, in my opinion. So that will mostly be what is going up on my channel.

Now I will definitely still be posting all of my book reviews to my blog because I am just much more comfortable posting them on here. I am still trying to be completely comfortable in front of the camera, and I am just not to the point where I think my book reviews would be well done if I were to make a video review. I will be posting my TBRs and Wrap Ups both on my blog and my youtube channel, but most of my book hauls will end up on my channel.

I started this channel in September, and I have really enjoyed making these videos, so I hope you enjoy them as well! But that is going to be it for this announcement post today, so thank you all so much for reading this, I hope you enjoyed it, and I will see you next time!