Worst Books of 2017

Hey, guys! I am very nervous to talk about the books I really did not like that I read this year as this is quite a controversial post. This honestly was kind of difficult to piece together as I did enjoy most of the books I read this year. There are, however, some books I was not the biggest fan of. Now as a disclaimer, I just wanted to say that I am in no way trying to offend anyone. Just because I don’t like these books does not mean you can’t like these books, and I am not personally trying to attack you. But with that out of the way, let’s go ahead and jump right into my least favorite reads of 2017!

8: Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur

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I know I am going to get a lot of hate for this one, but it just was not my thing. I know that this is a very beloved book for so many people, but I just was not my cup of tea. I liked certain poems in here, and I definitely have a ton of respect for Rupi Kaur for putting these poems out there when they are so deeply personal to her. I commend her for being that brave. However, I just do not vibe with her writing style. I just did not like it, and I feel like if there really was some semblance of a flow between all of the sections, I might have liked it a little bit more, but it just was a little bit out of sync in my opinion.

7: Fashionably Dead by Robyn Peterman

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I am actually really sad that this made it onto my list because this was a reread for me, and unfortunately, I ended up having a lot of problems with it. Previously, this had been one of my all-time favorite paranormal romance novels, and it just is not now. I honestly wish I hadn’t reread it now. But I noticed a lot of sexist crap that was in here that I personally did not agree with, and it made me super uncomfortable while reading it. And it didn’t really get challenged, which was problematic, in my opinion. I think that the love interest was way too possessive and treated her like an object several times. He was way too controlling for my tastes, so I ended up just not enjoying this story. I just had a lot of issues with it…

6: Ms. Marvel Vol. 1: No Normal by G. Willow Wilson

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This is the first graphic novel in the Ms. Marvel series, and I really wanted to like it. It sounded so diverse, which is the number one way to get me to pick up a book, because the main character is a Pakistani American Muslim girl, and she kicks butt. That sounded really interesting to me, but unfortunately, this one ended up falling flat for me. I didn’t really love the characters or the storyline or the artwork, though I did really enjoy the family aspect to it, which was a plus, not to mention the Muslim culture aspect. Unfortunately, the things I liked did not make up for what I didn’t.

5: Deadpool Vol. 1: Secret Invasion by Daniel Way

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This is the first volume in a series centered around Deadpool, and I really wanted to like it. I truly did, but it just was not for me. I saw the Deadpool movie, so I knew I really wanted to read some of the comics, so I picked this one up, and I just did not like it. I really did not find the jokes funny, I really didn’t like the writing or the artwork or the storyline. This was just a really big disappointment for me.

4: Under His Protection by Alyse Zaftig

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This is a contemporary novella, and though it is probably categorized under the genre of romance, I personally cannot label this book romance as that would be insulting to the entire genre. I really hated this book. Like it is one of my least favorite books ever. I had a lot of issues with it, one being the horrendous writing. Alyse Zaftig is a pen name for a bunch of authors writing under one name, and you can really tell because the story did not flow very nicely at all. I am fairly certain that at the title of each chapter, it tells you which author is writing the chapter which is unnecessary and just takes the reader out of the story. Not to mention the fact that it really defeats the purpose of a pen name. But back to the actual story. It has no plot, the characters are completely two-dimensional, and I just really did not like this book.

3: Blood Rose Rebellion by Rosalyn Eves

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This is a book that I am very disappointed in. I had high hopes for this story, but it ended up falling flat for me. What intrigued me about this story was the magic system. It seemed super interesting, but it just was not what I was hoping it would be. The story was too slow, I despised the romance, and I just kept wondering what the point of the whole story actually was. And the ending wasn’t even satisfying enough to make up for the lack of character development and plot. I just ended up getting super disappointed by this one, which is really upsetting. I just really wish this story could have been what I wanted it to be.

2: The Book of Teezus Thus Spoke Yeezus [Through Me] by Tes Mekonnen

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This is quite possibly one of the worst written books I have read. Which makes zero sense because I have read an actual story by Tes Mekonnen, and the writing was pretty decent! This one, however, just didn’t make sense whatsoever. It was trying to be ironic and funny and failing miserably. At times, I thought it was making fun of Christianity while other times I thought it was glorifying it. I just did not get it at all. It had no flow or story to it, and all it did was give me a horrible migraine from forcing myself to finish reading it. It just was awful, and I really wish I did not read it because it wasted about 45 minutes to an hour of my life…

1: Now I Know It’s Not My Fault by Laurie B. Levine

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This is a book that I am so disappointed by that it is kind of hard to put it into words. This is a book centered around a different type of abuse, which we have like no representation of, which I think should change. This book was supposed to fill that gap, and I think the science and knowledge of the abuse is sound and accurate, but the execution was not great. This story is set during the eighties and it follows this fourteen-year-old girl who has this sort of motherly relationship with a female teacher who uses that bond between the two of them to her advantage, to manipulate the girl and abuse her. That part of the book was done really well. Everything else was a train wreck. The writing was the worst part. I am almost 100% certain that this book was not edited by someone who isn’t Laurie B, Levine. That isn’t okay. I kid you not, the exact phrase–no variations–used about ten to fifteen times or more is, “She let out a breath she didn’t realize she was holding.” It was on my last nerve. I just really wanted to love this, and I was so disappointed in it, unfortunately.

And there you have it! Those were my least favorite books of 2017. What book was really disappointing to you? 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!

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December Wrap Up

Hey, guys! I am super excited to talk about the books I read in December. December was absolutely insane, from finishing my third semester of University to finals and Christmas and my birthday, and it was just crazy. But I did end up finishing fourteen books in December, which I am super satisfied with. I also ended up increasing my Goodreads Reading Goal for 2017 from 70 books to 80 since I was going to make it to 80 anyway. And I did! I surpassed it, actually, by reading 88 books, which I am super pleased with. But let’s go ahead and get into the books I read in the month of December.

The first book I read was Popular by Maya Van Wagenen.

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This is a memoir that I have been meaning to read for forever, but I ended up picking this up for like seventy-nine cents during this bargain store’s Black Friday sale. I randomly decided to go ahead and read it, and I read it in one sitting. I found this book to be super relatable to me because it does really dive deep into the topic of popularity and what popularity actually means. I saw a lot of myself in Maya, and I really loved seeing her take on popularity, so I really thoroughly enjoyed this. I ended up giving this 4/5 stars.

The next book I read was The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas.

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This is a book that I have been wanting to read ever since its release, and I am so glad I finally got the chance to read it! This is a super powerful story that was inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, which I am super supportive of, and it deals with a variety of different topics from racism to police brutality. It really just has a focus on getting your voice heard and the importance of speaking out against oppression, which was super inspiring to me. It follows sixteen-year-old Starr Carter who witnesses her unarmed black best friend get murdered by a white cop, and it is just such a powerful story, and I highly recommend it. This is one of my favorite books of the year and of all time, and I also reviewed it. I obviously gave this 5/5 stars because it was absolutely amazing!

The next book I read was Unlearned by Haley Pierce.

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This is a book that was sent to me for review by the author, so thank you so much for sending this my way, Haley! I actually read this book twice this month. I definitely did not go in with super high expectations. That’s not to say I went in with low ones, but I just was not expecting much. This blew whatever expectations I did have out of the water because I absolutely loved this book. It just went places I wasn’t expecting it to and it explored some serious topics that I wasn’t expecting at all. It had a lot of substance to the story, but this is also a New Adult book with adult content, so if you can’t handle explicit sexual scenes, I think you should steer clear of this one. But if you can handle that kind of thing, I highly recommend you give this book a go because it was absolutely fantastic, and I really enjoyed it. I reviewed it, and I gave it 5/5 stars.

The next book I read was The Ocean At the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman.

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This is a standalone dark fantasy novel that is centered around this man who has come back to his childhood hometown and finds himself at this pond at the end of the lane, whom his friend Lettie called the Ocean, and he remembers things from his childhood, though not in quite the same way as he had been recalling for years and years. I freaking loved this book. It was so mysterious and intriguing, and it just went to places I wasn’t expecting it to go. The writing was so addicting and had this aura of mystery that I loved, and it just had such an intricate world and well-developed characters, and I just really loved it, so I did review it, and I gave it 4/5 stars.

The next book I read was The Book of Teezus: Thus Spoke Yeezus [Through Me] by Tes Mekonnen.

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This was actually more awful than I was anticipating this would be. It’s a book that was sent to me by the author unsolicited who apparently is a mega Kanye West fan. I was hoping it would be kind of funny, but it was not, unfortunately. I think it might have been quotes or short poems or I just don’t know what to call them, but they weren’t good. I would say the poetry was very convoluted, controversial, confusing, problematic, and just not good. I didn’t like it at all, and the bad writing just gave me a migraine after I finally finished reading it as it did make me feel like I was reading for fifty years versus thirty minutes. I ended up giving this 1/5 stars. Do not recommend…

I also read Blue Ivy Carter: A Little, Big Story by Tes Mekonnen.

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I actually liked this one a whole lot more than I did the previous one because it had a semblance of a plot line. This was also sent to me unsolicited by the author, and it just tells this cute little story about Blue Ivy Carter and Beyonce and Sean Carter, and I really enjoyed it. It was only like ten pages long, but it was super cute, and I really loved it. The writing definitely improved with this one, and I ended up giving it 4/5 stars.

The next book I read was Happyland by Tes Mekonnen.

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This is a standalone fairytale that is just a super wacky and unique story. While I had a few issues with it, overall, I thought it was a solid story. I honestly can’t tell you anything about it because it is so hard to describe where it is so wacky and abstract, so just know that if nothing else, it has gorgeous illustrations! The illustrations were my absolute favorite part of the book because they were so freaking gorgeous. I am in love with the art style. Anthony Resto illustrated the book, and now I just want to see more of his artwork. But I ended up giving this 4/5 stars, and my review will be up soon!

The next book I read was Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur.

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This is a poetry collection that literally everyone has read. Everyone has been hyping this book up and talking about how amazing it is, but there are the select few who decided this was not their cup of tea. I am one of those few. I am not disrespecting the experiences that inspired this poetry. This poetry is extremely personal, and I commend Rupi for being brave enough to share it with the world. However, there were parts of the poetry that I did not feel emotionally connected to, and it was all just things I had heard before. But I did enjoy parts of this, and the parts I did enjoy I really loved. I just don’t think her style of poetry is my cup of tea, and that is fine. It just was not for me. But I gave this 4/5 stars, and my review will be up soon!

The next book I read was Lumberjanes Vol. 1: Beware the Kitten Holy by Noelle Stevenson, Grace Ellis, and Shannon Watters.

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This is the first book in a graphic novel series that is centered around this group of friends who go to this all girls camp to teach them survival skills and they end up fighting and kicking butt against a bunch of supernatural creatures. This was a super great story about friendship and just women, and I loved it so freaking much. This was my heart and soul, and I just really enjoyed it. I really loved the art style as well because it was super adorable, and I just really recommend this series because I really enjoyed this first volume. But my review will be up soon, and I gave this 4.5/5 stars.

The next book I read was Three Under the Mistletoe by Tia Siren.

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This is probably pretty self-explanatory from the cover and the title. But this is an adult romance novel, so there is adult content and if you aren’t comfortable with that, don’t read this. I just picked it up while it was free because I knew it was getting close to Christmas and I had read Tia Siren’s other works before and really liked them. I also really like this one. As always, there is great writing, an actual plot, three-dimensional characters and some really great romance. I really enjoyed this book, so I ended up giving this 4.5/5 stars. I would have given this 5/5 stars, but the ending was just a little bit too abrupt for my taste…

The next book I read was Astonishing X-Men Vol. 1: Gifted by Joss Whedon.

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This is the first volume in an X-Men series that is centered around Scott Summers and Emma Frost running Xavier’s School and trying to change the public opinion towards mutants. I thought this first volume was very action-packed, very interesting, and it really set up the plot well. I loved the development of the characters along with the dynamics between all of the characters. I just thought it was a solid first installment to what seems like is going to be a fantastic and badass series I am super into! I ended up giving this 4/5 stars.

The next book I read was The Mirror & The Maze by Renee Ahdieh.

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This is a short story that happens right after The Wrath and the Dawn ends, so I can’t tell you anything about it. I just randomly decided to read it because I realized it was in my Kindle library (no idea how it got there). I don’t think this is required reading or anything, but I think it was interesting to see a certain character dealing with the end of The Wrath and the Dawn. I did still enjoy it, even if it was only eleven pages long. I ended up giving this 4/5 stars.

The next book I read was Big Bad Billionaire (Part 1) by Tia Siren

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This is the first part of an adult romance novel, which was published in three parts in total. This story does have some graphic adult content, so if you can’t handle a lot of graphic scenes, I don’t recommend this book, but I did enjoy this. It wasn’t my favorite work by Tia Siren, but I still really enjoyed this. The ending of this first part really pissed me off to no end, and I am so upset. Like, I want to know what happens, but at the same time, I really do not want to know what happens, if that makes any sense at all. Either way, I did enjoy this first part, and I gave it 4.5/5 stars.

The next book I read was Chilling Adventures of Sabrina #1 by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa.

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This is a comic I was not expecting to pick up, but it was free on Prime Reading, so I figured I could go ahead and give it a go, and man. This comic blew me away. I absolutely fell in love with it because not only was I learning more about this dark town and story I knew nothing about, I was also learning more about things from Riverdale (the comics) that I didn’t know before, and that is just so exciting and interesting. I loved the art style, and I really loved seeing the crossover of the Archie Comics and Sabrina. Not that they interacted, but characters from Riverdale do appear in this issue, and I really loved seeing that. I just think this story is definitely going to go places, and I am super excited to see that. I obviously gave this 5/5 stars!

And the last book I read in 2017 was Chilling Adventures of Sabrina #2 by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa.

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This was a super short, but still very good, installment to the Sabrina comic book series, and I really enjoyed this! It definitely was exploring our villain more than anything. It really gave a lot of backstory to her character and was trying to give some context to her motives along with hinting at some of her plans for Sabrina. I think this was really setting up for the rest of the series, but learning about everything to do with Madam Satan really made me super excited for the rest of the series and what it will hold, so I ended up giving this 4/5 stars.

And there you have it! Those were all of the books I read in December. What is your favorite book that you read 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, I hope you have a happy new year, and I will see you next time!

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Favorite Books | 2017 Edition

Hey, guys! I am super excited about my favorite books of 2017. I read so many books this year, so it was really hard to narrow this list down to ten of my favorite books that I read this year. This was such a fantastic reading year for me, as I did read more than I ever have before. I have read eighty-six books this year, which is absolutely insane for me. But I am super excited to talk about these books, so let’s go ahead and get into it!

10: The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery

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This is a short little children’s classic that I thought was just going to be a super cute story, but this one actually packed quite a punch for me. This book actually really hit me with the feels because it actually is a story that contains all of these really deep life lessons that I ended up really enjoying, and they really made me emotional. I think you can learn something from this no matter what age you are. It did make me cry, and I just really grew attached to this story. I loved the illustrations throughout it and the absolutely gorgeous writing, and I just absolutely loved this. It was just super incredible.

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

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This is a historical fiction novel with a ton of comedy, and I absolutely adored this book. It is the first book in a companion series, and I audiobooked it, which I highly recommend because it was narrated by Christian Coulson who portrayed Tom Riddle in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, and he does a fabulous job. The humor was so on point in this novel, and it honestly went places I wasn’t expecting. There was so much more adventure and action than I was expecting, and I just absolutely loved it. There is also bisexual representation as our main character is a bisexual male who is in love with his best friend, Percy, and I just really loved seeing that as I am also bisexual. I really enjoyed this novel, and I cannot wait to read its sequel when it comes out next year!

8: This Monstrous Thing by Mackenzi Lee

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This is a book that I originally picked up just because it was by Mackenzi Lee, and I knew I wanted to read more from her, and then I was completely sold when I realized it was a Frankenstein retelling. I read Frankenstein right before I read this, which I totally recommend doing because it just made the reading experience even more enjoyable, and I ended up falling in love with this story. It really had a unique take on the classic story of Frankenstein as it incorporates fantasy and steampunk elements into it, which I really loved. It also included the physical book of Frankenstein and the actual person of Mary Shelley into it, and I ended up really loving that aspect. It also had some lesbian representation, which I loved seeing, so I am just so glad I got the chance to read it because it was absolutely fabulous.

7: Wayfarer by Alexandra Bracken

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This is the final book in the Passenger duology, and I absolutely freaking loved this book. This book was actually my favorite of the duology, which is actually an unpopular opinion, and that is because most people prefer Passenger due to the amount of romance that is in it. The romance took a backseat for this one, which I actually really liked because I wanted to see what Nicholas and Etta could do when the other was not around, how they behaved, and how they reacted to things. I thought it was important to see them interacting with other characters without the other one there, and this book really delivered on that point. I just really love this series as well because it is super diverse due to some lesbian representation with a couple of the characters along with a biracial relationship, all of which I thought was represented really well. I just think this is such a well-rounded series with lots of action, and this finale did not disappoint.

6: More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera

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This is a standalone contemporary novel that I actually ended up really loving, which is kind of another unpopular opinion just because I know so many other people don’t think this is his best work, but it’s actually my favorite book that I have read by him so far. I think the reason I really loved this book so much is how it really examines how you are born just the way you are, and there is no reason why you should try to change yourself to meet other people’s needs and wants because there is nothing wrong with you. Specifically, this is attacking the topic of being born gay. You are born this way. It’s not a choice. It is just who you are, and this was super influential for my personal growth to accept myself being bisexual, so because of that impact on me, this had to be one of my favorite books of this year.

5: Definitions of Indefinable Things by Whitney Taylor

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This is a contemporary romance novel with a central focus on depression, which is what originally piqued my interest because I struggle with depression, and I just don’t read enough books with depression as a central theme throughout the story. I especially was really interested in this one as it definitely is super relatable to me since it involves depression without a trigger. Some people have a trigger for depression while I never did. Its just something that I have kind of had for most of my life, and I thought it was really important that it was represented in this novel. The representation was amazing in this novel, but the other element that really sold me on this book being one of my all-time favorites was the humor. It was just so on point. Every two seconds I was bursting out laughing, meaning I was laughing out loud. It was just absolutely hilarious, and the combination of the kind of darker topic with the humor really made me absolutely love this novel.

4: What We Saw by Aaron Hartzler

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This is another standalone contemporary, but this one has a significantly darker theme than some of the other ones on this list. This is a novel that is based on a real rape case (the Steubenville High School rape case) and if you read this novel and then read the Wikipedia page on it, you can definitely see the similarities. This does have a trigger warning for rape and sexual assault, but it actually does not follow the victim in this one. It follows a girl who did not witness anything but is trying to piece together what happened. I think it is really important that we got to see that perspective because we actually get to see what the other people in the town are actually saying, how they side with the rapists, and how they treat the girl who was raped. They all think she is totally lying and wants our main character to shut up about it. This novel really challenges rape culture and brings up the conversation, which I really think is important. I just think it is such an important story that everyone needs to read.

3: Moxie by Jennifer Mathieu

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This is another contemporary novel that involves feminism and challenges sexism with empowering women and uniting them, and it is just such a kickass and inspirational story. This book just was everything I wanted it to be and more. Our main character Vivian just gets so fed up with all of the sexism in her high school that she creates this feminist zine inspired by the Riot Grrrls Movement of the 90’s. This story was just so inspiring and so empowering. It also really stressed that feminism isn’t just for women. You can be a man and be a feminist, and I think that was such a powerful message that really needed to be expressed, and I just absolutely fell in love with this novel!

2: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

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This is a standalone contemporary novel that deals with a lot of important topics, such as racism and police brutality. This is inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, and I think this is such a relevant and important topic in our day and age. I think it just is a story that everyone needs to read because it doesn’t shy away from the topic. Angie Thomas really approaches the topic in a very realistic and authentic way, which I think is super important. I just am so glad I read this because, at its core, this story isn’t about justice for our main character’s best friend. It is about gaining the courage to speak out against oppression in general and police brutality as well. It really is preaching the message of how can we expect change if we do nothing to provoke it? I just thought this was a super important story that everyone should read, and I highly recommend it!

1: The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

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This is literally my all-time favorite book now. I don’t think I have ever loved a book as much as I have loved this book. This is a historical fiction novel set in Nazi Germany told from the perspective of Death, and it is just absolutely amazing. I almost have no words to describe how this book makes me feel. I have never cried harder in my entire life than when I was reading the last one hundred and fifty pages of this novel. This is just such an important novel about the importance and value of family and the power of words. I just fell in love with this story. It touched me so much, and I just have no words to describe this book other than it is just absolutely amazing. I think everyone needs to read this because it is just so fantastic, and I just love it so much.

And there you have it! Those were my favorite books of 2017. What is your favorite read of 2017? 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, I hope you all have a wonderful rest of the year, and I will see you next time!

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Favorite TV Shows | 2017 Edition

Hey, guys! I cannot believe that 2017 is practically over, but as per usual, I have to break down my favorite TV shows that I have watched this year, and some of these may surprise you. I think most people wouldn’t expect me to be into a couple of the shows on this list, but I do love each of these shows very dearly. They are just absolutely fabulous, and I really want to gush about them, so let’s go ahead and jump right in!

Coming in at number ten on my list is Orange is the New Black.

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This is a Netflix Original show that I really love, but if you are a young person, you definitely should not watch it. It is an adult show with adult content. There are explicit lesbian sex scenes in this show, and they are not afraid to show everything, so if you are not 18 or older, do not watch this show. However, if you are a part of the adult world, I think this show is absolutely fabulous. It is just so addicting. It’s so gritty and real, and I just love the characters and the relationships between all of them because this is definitely a character-driven show. The characters are what make the show so interesting, and I just love it so much. But if lesbian sex makes you uncomfortable, you probably shouldn’t watch this show. If there is one thing this show has a lot of, its lesbian sex. And its explicit. I honestly think you can’t just skip through the sex scenes because there is at least one in every single episode, and you would honestly be skipping through a lot of the show. I mean, is it really Orange Is the New Black if there isn’t at least one sex scene per episode?

The next TV show on this list is Thirteen Reasons Why.

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This is definitely a more controversial one on this list because this show definitely has had some backlash. I think it definitely has some issues, but I really enjoyed it overall. This is a Netflix Original show based on the novel by Jay Asher, and I think it is a really great adaptation. Where that book is kind of short, this show definitely dives more deeply into the overall story and all of the characters. It really helped them to become super complex and three-dimensional. I loved how it tackled some difficult topics like suicide and sexual assault among others, but I do recognize that this show has harmed others in that it doesn’t address the problem of depression more head-on that is present in the story, and it has raced concerns about it glorifying suicide, which I don’t agree with, but since some felt that way, I felt I should mention. But I did really love the story and see it come to life on the screen, and I think it is still a well-rounded show that I really enjoyed.

Coming in at number six on my list is Riverdale.

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This is a show that I never planned on watching. It’s on the CW, and the entire first season is on Netflix, so I binged the first season, and I absolutely loved it! I honestly wasn’t expecting much. I didn’t know anything about it, but I knew that everyone was raving about it, so I figured the least I could do was see what all the hype was about, and oh man. This show is absolutely fanfreakingtastic. I love it so much. Its such a dark show, but its also so addicting, and I just love it so much. The characters are amazing, its got a super interesting story line, and it just keeps going to places you don’t expect it to go. Its just my favorite, and I love it so much!

Up next on my favorites list is The Runaways.

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This is a Hulu Original show based on the comics by Brian K. Vaughan, and this is actually super recent. This show was released on Hulu on November 21, and it premieres on a weekly basis. It’s just absolutely fabulous. It has a super addicting storyline, interesting characters, and it’s just so good. Like every episode has me going, “What the hell just happened?” It is just so epic, so well casted and directed and written, and I just love it so much, and I highly recommend you check it out!

Next up on my list is The Gifted.

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This is a show on FX, and it is a spin-off of the X-Men franchise and its freaking fantastic. This show is just so epic. The special effects are super freaking amazing. They are like movie special effects, and they just make the show look so great! But the characters are super complex and interesting, as X-Men character tend to be, and I really love the storyline. I obviously also love the world because I am a huge fan of X-Men, and I just think it is super interesting, has a great cast, the writing is on point, and it is just a really well-rounded show. If you love X-Men, then I definitely think you will like this show because it is just absolutely fantastic!

Coming in at number three on my list is Blindspot.

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This is a show on NBC, and it is so freaking epic. This is a show that I had been considering watching for a while, but I ended up just going ahead and watching it because all the episodes were on Hulu, and I quickly became super obsessed with this show. The characters are super interesting, and I am super invested in them as well as with the addicting storyline. I am not really going to say much on that front because saying anything would be a spoiler, and you should go into this show knowing nothing, but the show is centered around this girl who wakes up with no memories, her entire body covered in tattoos, and those tattoos help the FBI solve criminal cases, and its just so interesting. I love it so much, and I highly recommend you all check it out because it is just so fantastic!

My second favorite television show is Stranger Things.

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This is a Netflix Original show that everyone, and I mean literally everyone, is completely and utterly obsessed with. This is super hyped, but it totally deserves the hype. It’s just so freaking amazing that it is kind of hard to put it into words. The cast is absolutely amazing, the writing is spectacular, the special effects are out of this world, the storyline is just super complex and intricate, and the characters are my everything. It is just an absolutely amazing show that I love so much. It actually changed my mind about this one character I did not like first season who turned into one of my favorites in the second season. These characters just really grow and develop over the course of the show, and it is absolutely amazing to see. I highly recommend you all check this one out because it is absolutely amazing!

And finally, my number one favorite TV show that I watched in 2017 is The Vampire Diaries.

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Is anyone really surprised? Truth be told, I debated on whether I should put this in my number one spot or move it farther down on the list, but I ultimately decided to make this my number one favorite show of 2017 (and while we are at it, it is my favorite show of all time). I just had to put this in my number one spot because the final season aired in 2017, and I reviewed the series finale. This show has been my life since I was eleven years old, and I was so emotional while watching the final season, especially the final episode ever. I just have so much love in my heart for this show and these characters, and I just still love it so much, and I always will. The show may no longer be airing, but it is and always will be in my heart.

And there you have it! Those were my favorite TV shows of 2017. What is one of your favorite shows you watched 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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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!

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October Wrap Up

Hey, guys! I am really excited to talk about the twelve books that I read in the month of October. I am really happy with the amount that I read this month. I participated in three readathons, which were Readathon By Zoe: Halloween Edition, the Spookathon and Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon. I conquered all the readathons, and as a result, I ended up reading quite a few books, so let’s go ahead and get into them!

The first book I read in October was The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee.

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This is the first book in a companion series with this first book following Monty while the next one is to be following Monty’s sister Felicity, I believe. But this book is about Monty who is a bisexual aristocrat who enjoys gambling, sex, and boys a little too much for this time period, but he goes on his grand tour of the continent with his sister and his best friend Percy, who he also happens to be in love with. This book was so good! I listened to this via audiobook, which I definitely recommend because it is narrated by Christian Coulson who portrayed Tom Riddle in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. He just does a really fantastic job of portraying all of the characters in different ways, and it just made me enjoy the book even more. I listened to the audiobook with my best friend Emily, which also just made for a more fun reading experience. I just really thoroughly enjoyed this novel, and I did post a review, but I ended up giving it 5/5 stars.

The next book I read was Frankenstein by Mary Shelley.

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This is a Halloween classic that I read during the Readathon By Zoe: Halloween Edition that happened on Saturday, October 14. This was the first time I had ever read this story, and I am so glad I did because I ended up really enjoying it. If you are unaware of what exactly this story is about, we follow Victor Frankenstein who decides he wants to create something living, but he really isn’t prepared for the results of messing with nature. It is just a really good book that makes you think about a lot of things. I’m being very vague, but if you are curious as to what my full thoughts are, feel free to check out my review. I did end up giving this book 4/5 stars.

The next book I read was This Monstrous Thing by Mackenzi Lee.

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This is Mackenzi Lee’s debut novel, and after reading The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue, I just knew I had to read more from her, so I got my hands on this, and I think I loved this even more than the first book I read by her. This is such a Halloween book, and I also read this during the Readathon By Zoe. This is a Frankenstein retelling with fantasy and steampunk thrown in, and it was literally my everything. This is easily my favorite thing that I read this month, and it was just so amazing. You could clearly see that Lee did her homework with this one, and it was such an action-packed, amazing retelling. I just loved it so freaking much. It was everything I wanted and more. My review is a bit more coherent, but I did give this 5/5 stars because it was absolutely fantabulous!

The next three books I read are a trilogy, and that is The Forbidden Game trilogy by L.J. Smith.

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This trilogy consists of The Hunter, The Chase, and The Kill, and this was a reread for me. I did read this during the Spookathon that lasted from October 16-22. I read this back in high school, and it creeped me out so much that I was wondering if it would still be able to do that all these years later, so I reread it, and it still creeps the hell out of me. This is a series that follows these idiot teenagers as they play this game, and they actually get sucked into the game and have to live through their worst nightmares. Its super creepy, but in the best way possible. Back in high school, these books gave me nightmares. But my whole series review really breaks all of my thoughts down. I gave the first two books 5/5 stars and the final book 4/5 stars. I also did a series review for the trilogy. They were just as fantastic the second time around as the first!

The next five books I read were the last five books in Tales From the Shadowhunter Academy by Cassandra Clare and friends.

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This is a series that happens after the events of City of Heavenly Fire but before the events of Lady Midnight. I can’t tell you anything about this series without spoiling the end of City of Heavenly Fire, so all I am going to say is this novella series is absolutely fabulous, and I highly recommend that you read this series. I gave Pale Kings and Princes 5/5 stars, Bitter of Tongue 4.5/5 stars, The Fiery Trial 4.5/5 stars, Born to Endless Night 5/5 stars, and Angels Twice Descending 5/5 stars. My reviews for all of these novellas have been posted, and I am so happy I finally decided to read them.

The last book I read this month was Deadpool Vol. 1: Secret Invasion by Daniel Way and Steve Dillon, illustrated by Paco Medina.

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This first volume of Deadpool, unfortunately, has resulted in me deciding I am not going to pick up any of the other comics or graphic novels. This just was trying to be funny, but it just kept missing the mark for me. I thought the movie was absolutely hilarious, and I loved it so much. I was just expecting to really love this since I loved the movie, and that just did not happen. I really liked the artwork, but the writing was not the best, and I really was not a big fan of the storyline. I ended up giving this 3.5/5 stars.

And there you have it! Those were all the books that I read in the month of October. I am really happy with all of the books that I read, and with the readathons that I participated in. But 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!

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Spooky Halloween Tag

Hey, guys! I am super excited to do the first book tag I have done in ages, and that is the Spooky Halloween Book Tag. I originally saw this tag on Rachel @ Life of a Female Bibliophile‘s blog, so go and read her post and give her blog some love. She is awesome, and I just really love her blog, not to mention that she is super lovely and sweet! But I really love Halloween, so I am sure this is going to be tons of fun to do. Let’s get into it!

1: Fave horror or Halloween-themed song?

My favorite song to listen to around Halloween has always been Nightmare by Avenged Sevenfold. This song just screams Halloween for me!

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2: Name something you wouldn’t want to run into in a forbidden forest or abandoned building.

Just one thing? Definitely something supernatural in nature. The first thing to come to mind is a Dementor. *shudders*

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3: Have you ever played with an Ouija board?

I have seen people play with one before, but I have never personally played around with one of those things. People really should not be messing around with that kind of thing…

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4: Favorite horror monster or villain?

How can I go with anything other than the classic vampire?

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5: The creepiest thing that has ever happened to you while you were alone?

I’m just going to refer to my Halloween Story Times video. That has all the creepy shit that has happened to me over the years…

6: If you were dared to spend the night in a “Haunted House,” would you do it?

Hell to the no. I would hear one noise and be like, “Peace. I’m out, bitches.”

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7: Are you superstitious?

Not really. I don’t believe in the whole Friday the 13th BS or black cats or whatever.

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8: Do you ever see figures in your peripheral vision?

If by “figures” you mean seeing my younger brother try to sneak up on me and scare me, but instead I catch his ass every single time, then oh yeah. I see figures on the daily…

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9: Which Urban Legend scares you the most?

Probably Bloody Mary. I don’t believe in that superstition bullcrap, but that Supernatural episode still freaks me out…

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10: Do you prefer gore or thrillers?

I 100% prefer thrillers. I hate gore. There is a reason I don’t watch The Walking Dead. True Blood is about as gory as I get…

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11: Do you believe in multiple dimensions or worlds?

Nope, definitely not. I’m a Christian, so I don’t believe in that. But I do love to read about that kind of thing!

12: Have you made a potion of any sort?

Does trying to make myself into a mermaid from H2O: Just Add Water when I was 10 count? (and yes, I seriously did try this…)

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13: Do you get scared easily?

When it comes to Haunted Houses? Yeah. But like movies and such? Not really.

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14: Have you ever played Bloody Mary?

Heck to the no.

15: Do you believe in demons or the Devil?

I believe in both.

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16: You’re home alone in your house and you hear footsteps. What do you do?

Grab my pepper spray, flashlight, and a switchblade, and then I make a circle of salt around myself. What else are you supposed to do?

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17: If you got trapped in one scary movie, which one would you choose?

If I get trapped, I wouldn’t have a choice, would I? But I probably would choose Children of the Corn because that is one of the least scary horror films I can think of…

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18: If you could only wear one Halloween costume for the rest of your life, what would you choose?

I would be Isabelle Lightwood from The Mortal Instruments series because I basically wear everything she does on a daily basis anyways!

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19: Would you ever go to a graveyard at night?

I won’t even go to a graveyard during the day…

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20: In a Zombie Apocalypse, what is your weapon of choice?

Probably a blade, like a Machete or something. But I would probably be more likely to find a gun. My family owns so many that it is kind of ridiculous.

21: Would you rather go to a Halloween party or go trick or treating?

Halloween Party all the way. Not even going to disclose why, but you can probably guess.

22: You’re in a horror movie. Are you the final girl, the first to die, the comic relief, the skeptic, the smart one, or the killer?

I probably would be a combination of a skeptic and the smart one. But I definitely would not be the first one to die. Given the amount of horror movies I’ve seen, I definitely could build up some strategies to take down that SOB.

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23: Do you have to watch something happy after watching a horror movie so you can go to sleep?

I can usually just go to sleep. I don’t need to balance the negative with the positive.

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24: Whilst watching scary movies, are you the person who is yelling at the characters, the one with their eyes covered the whole time or the person who falls asleep?

I am a combo platter. Half the time I’m covering my eyes and the other half I am yelling at the characters.

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25: Are you the one who gets scared or the one who does the scaring?

Oh, I definitely do the scaring. One time I hid under the bed while my sister was watching the Woman In Black, and during one of the really scary parts, I grabbed her ankle. It was the greatest thing I have ever done, I swear XD

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26: Favorite scary book?

My favorite book to read around Halloween is The Forbidden Game by L. J. Smith. It is so creepy and thrilling, and I just love it so much! Highly recommend!

27: How old were you when you saw your first horror movie?

I was probably seven or eight. I stayed at my grandmother’s and watched Hide and Seek with my grandmother, without my mom’s permission. My mom was so livid when she found out, so the next time I stayed at my grandmother’s, she made sure to show me that movie again, just to spite my mother…My grandmother is great, I know XD

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28: What was your first Halloween costume?

Well, I was not allowed to dress up when I was growing up because my dad believed (and still does) that Halloween is a celebration of the devil and blah, blah, blah. So I have no idea…

29: What are you going to be for Halloween this year?

I dressed up as Isabelle Lightwood this year! It was so much fun.

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30: If you could have a spooky Halloween pet (black cat, owl, bat, rat, wolf), what would you pick?

I am obsessed with wolves, so I would definitely choose to have a wolf. I think they are just such beautiful creatures!

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And there you have it! That was the Spooky Halloween Tag! What/Who did you dress up as for Halloween this year? Comment down below! I would love to know. If you want to participate in this book tag, but have not been tagged, then consider yourself tagged! But 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!

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