Closing the site

Hey guys,

It’s been a very crazy year for me. It’s taken me a long time to make this decision, but I will not be posting here any longer. I don’t have the time to keep up with it and make sure there is a post every week.

I’m not leaving the interwebs completely, I am still very active on Goodreads, so please follow me there. I will continue to post my reviews from there now.

Again I hope that you guys will add me on Goodreads so that we can continue to talk about all the great books!

Winter

13206900Winter by Marissa Meyer
Published : 2015
Version Read
 : Hardback/Audiobook
Read More about it here.

3starPrincess Winter is admired by the Lunar people for her grace and kindness, and despite the scars that mar her face, her beauty is said to be even more breathtaking than that of her stepmother, Queen Levana.

Winter despises her stepmother, and knows Levana won’t approve of her feelings for her childhood friend–the handsome palace guard, Jacin. But Winter isn’t as weak as Levana believes her to be and she’s been undermining her stepmother’s wishes for years. Together with the cyborg mechanic, Cinder, and her allies, Winter might even have the power to launch a revolution and win a war that’s been raging for far too long.

Finally finished this book. First I have to say that I thought this book was way too long. I went between listening to the audiobook and reading the hardback and it took me nearly a week to make it through the book. Maybe that doesn’t seem like a long time for a 800+ page book, but for me, I just wanted it to end by the last 200 pages. This was not one of my favorite books in the series.

Having said that, I did enjoy most of the book. My favorite characters are Cress and Throne and I was so happy with their storyline and ending. I didn’t care for Winter and Jacin though, I just didn’t feel connected to Winter as a character. She was overly dramatic and childish. I understand that’s part of her illness, but it could have been dialed back a little I guess.

In spite of the book feeling too long, it was a wonderful end to the series. I was a little confused by some of the characters choices on what they were going to do after the war, but that was a very minor problem I had. The whole plot came around full circle and there aren’t many questions that were left open.

I can’t say much without giving away spoilers, but I can say that if you’ve read any of the previous books, you should go all the way and read this one too. It makes a great ending for the whole sha-bang.

Top Ten TBR to Read in 2017

I decided to make a quick list of my top ten TBR books to read in 2017. The year is coming to a close and I have well over 50 books waiting for me to pick them up. So let’s get on with it shall we? These are in no certain order.

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I bought this book while it was on sale at Barnes and Noble. I’m a huge fan of almost everything Outlander. Also I love to see all the behind the scenes things that go into making a show or movie. I can’t wait to crack this baby open and read it.

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I’m so ready to get my hands on this book. I picked it up over Black Friday at Barnes and Noble and it’s an autographed edition. It’s my very first autographed book and I’m so excited. I know that I haven’t been a huge fan of the series, but I’d really like to finish off what’s published. Maybe it will surprise me.

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This is probably the book I’m most excited to read next year. I don’t own a physical copy of the book yet, but I have a pretty good feeling that my roommate bought it for me for Christmas. If not well I’ll buy myself a gift! I loved the first two books and really want to see where it ends.

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I have the second and third book in the series and it’s probably my second highest anticipated read of next year. I’m hoping to understand the plot better and maybe get over my feelings toward Ronan. Honestly I’m not sure why I’ve waited so long to keep going on this one.

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I also have both books in the duology. I keep hearing great things about them and they’ve been sitting there for a while. I feel like next year is the year I finally pick them up and read them. I’ve never read A Thousand and One Nights so the whole world will be a new one for me to experience.

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Another series that I hope to finish up next year. I honestly don’t know why it’s been so long and I haven’t picked this one up. I really enjoyed the first 3 books and hope to read it before I forget most of what happened.

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This will be my first Lauren Oliver book I’ll read. I’ve heard mixed reviews about this book, but the premise is really interesting to me. I’ve never read the same story in two different points of view. Really looking forward to this one.

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I keep hearing how amazing this series is and I finally have my hands on a copy of it. I’m not sure if this will be my up alley, but I’m always willing to give a book a shot.

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Ever since I read this summary of this book I’ve wanted to get my hands on it. It’s seems like it will be something I would enjoy. I only hope I’m not disappointed in it.

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This book has been sitting on my shelves for almost two years. Honestly I only picked it up because it was written by Lauren Graham. But after watching the Gilmore Girls revival I feel like it’s time to finally pick it up and read it. I read it’s really good and I’m sure I’ll enjoy it.

Okay, those are the top ten books that I currently own that I want to read next year. There are dozens of other books that are already out I would love to put on this list too. Next year seems like a great year for books too, so I know this list will continue to grow.

Rush

22011697Rush by Sara Bennett Wealer
Published : 2016
Version Read
 : Ebook
Read More about it here.

4starThree girls. One week. One chance to start over. Maddie dreams of joining Sigma Theta Kappa, Baldwin University’s most powerful sorority, and rising above the people who walked all over her in high school—especially her boyfriend-stealing twin sister. Rush is Maddie’s chance to become the girl she always knew she could be—if she can survive Sigma’s brutal selection process.

Imogen came to Baldwin to escape her wealthy family and launch her dream career as a journalist. But her Sigma legacy might just keep her tied to the past, while her crush on her new editor could upset her plans for the future.

Cass remembers what Sigma was like before her fellow sisters put money and “Must Haves” over true friendship. By the time rush week ends, she’ll either save the sorority or quit Greek life—but first she’ll have to confront her feelings for her anti-Greek best friend Leo. Does he feel the same? Or will Cass’s commitment to Sigma keep them apart?

The week before college is a fresh start—a chance to be your true self and find sisters for life. But rush means making tough decisions and facing rejection along the way. Maddie, Imogen and Cass have until Bid Day to decide whether they’re really meant to “go Greek.” The key, each girl will find, is figuring out who her real friends are.

I received this book in exchange for an honest review from the publisher.

I really enjoyed this book. As a girl that went through Rush at my college I saw a lot of the same things I experienced, but my rush was not as harsh as this one. My experience was different from the book only because I also had to deal with the first week of school in addition to the stress of finding a house that is perfect for me. I really enjoyed all the feelings this book brought out about my past.

My favorite character was by far Cass. She, for me was the most defined character in the book.  Maddie and Imogen were too stereotypical in their situations for my tastes. Cass was exciting and she surprised me a couple times by her actions. Cass had some tough decisions to make and I thought she stayed true to her character.

The story was believable and was a fairly quick read. I look forward to reading more from this author in the future.

NANOWRIMO 2016

Hey guys. I just wanted to give you all an update for this month.It’s that time of year again when I try to complete Nanowrimo. For those of you who may not know what this is, it’s a month long personal challenge to write a 50,000 word novel in 30 days. I’ll leave a link below for those that want to check it out.

All of the previous novels were written during these events and it seems to be the only way I actually will finish something I start. This year I am doing a story that is inspired by the online game World of Warcraft. I say inspired, but it really has nothing to do with WoW. I’m mostly writing this because I lost one of my best friends in January from brain cancer and we met through this game. It’s something I’ve been wanting to write for a while and I’m excited about the plans I have for it.

Anyway, I just wanted to let everyone who follows me know because I may not get a chance to read and review many books this month and I didn’t want you all to think I had given up on this blog. Wish me luck guys!