Plans for June

Ah, another month is upon us. Along with this month comes heat, freedom of school, and more time to read books. Lets face it, we all know that is probably our highest priority.
For this month, I have a lot I want to get done. While I was in Florida I didn’t read a single page of Lord of Shadows, so now I’m trying to get caught up. Once I finish Lord of Shadows I have a list of books I want to read, that list including:

  • And I Darken by Kiersten White
  • A Shadow Bright and Burning by Jessica Cluess
  • The Dead list by Jennifer L. Armentrout
  • The Legend Trilogy by Marie Lu.

Now, I know those are a lot of books for one month, and I doubt I will be able to read all of them this month, but I like having long lists. (:
That will be all for this post, so I will see you darlings another day!

Happy reading,
Bri

Return

Hello my darlings! Goodness, I sure have missed you. Today, I walked into my house for the first time in a little over a week and boy or boy was I so happy! Florida was absolutely amazing, but it sure does feel good to be home. I missed my books and my dogs so much.
Later today or tomorrow I will post a Plans for June blog, and hopefully get back on track! What have all you loves been doing while I was gone?

Happy reading,
Bri

(P.s. I didn’t read even a page of Lord of Shadows while I was gone. I was either always at a park or I was sleeping. Oops.)

Review: Six of Crows – Leigh Bardugo

Hello again lovelies! So, before we get started on this review, I wanted to mention a few things. This is a combined review, so it will have Six of Crows and Crooked Kingdom in it. Also, if you want to see pictures and videos of my adventures in Florida, and of course Harry Potter World, add me on Snapchat! My  user name is Briannamaye. So I don’t post very often on my story, so if you want to be spammed with extra videos or pictures, just send a chat to me, and we’ll work something out! (: IMG_1650

Six of Crows & Crooked Kingdom

WARNING: This post does not contain spoilers, so read away!

4.5/5 stars

Six of Crows synopsis: Criminal prodigy Kaz Brekker has been offered wealth beyond his wildest dreams. But to claim it, he’ll have to pull off a seemingly impossible heist:
Break into the notorious Ice Court
(a military stronghold that has never been breached)
Retrieve a hostage
(who could unleash magical havoc on the world)
Survive long enough to collect his reward
(and spend it)
Kaz needs a crew desperate enough to take on this suicide mission and dangerous enough to get the job done – and he knows exactly who: six of the deadliest outcasts the city has to offer. Together, they just might be unstoppable – if they don’t kill each other first.

Crooked Kingdom synopsis: I didn’t post the synopsis for Crooked Kingdom because it did involve a spoiler for Six of crows, but if you really want to read the synopsis anyway, you can find it on Goodreads here.

So I started Six of Crows and wasn’t feeling it, really at all. I don’t know why, but it just didn’t seem interesting to me. Fast forward to few chapters though, and I realized that I couldn’t put it down. Crooked Kingdom was even better for me. Bardugo wrote this story in such a beautiful way. There were so many details that she added that make the story flow so smoothly. I tried to predict what would happen during the story, but Bardugo always had more tricks up her sleeve, which threw me off. I loved it.
I was totally in love with the characters in this story. Kaz Brekker fascinated me with how smart he was and how he was constantly at least one step ahead of everyone. Inej was a total badass who kept a good soul after all the things that the team did, and Wylan did everything he could to fit in with the Crows and make as part of their team. Jesper made mistakes but he always tried to be better, Nina’s humor made me laugh all the time, and Matthias realized that different people think differently, and sometimes you’re raised believing the wrong things. Each and every one of these characters made the story, and I loved every bit of it.
Bardugo also made the setting critical to the story. What better way to sell a heist than to use the criminal from the slums? Everything fit perfectly together and I was amazed at how much I actually liked this story. *I may have cried a little when it was over, but it’s fine.*

So that concludes this review, and once again, I’m so sorry it took me so long to post it. I’ll see you next time, or maybe I’ll see you on my snapchat!

Happy reading,
Bri

Review: A Court of Wings and Ruin – Sarah J. Maas

*Drum roll* Alright guys! I’ve been gone for too long, but sadly, this is not my full return. I graduated training from my new job, and it’s been super fun! The school year is almost over, and then I will be absent again because I’ll be in Florida, hanging out with everyone’s favorite mouse. (I’m coming for you, Mickey.) But, back to the point of this post, A Court of Wings and Ruin was released and I demolished it in 2 days. Let’s see what I thought, shall we?

WARNING: This post does contain a half spoiler. Basically, if you haven’t read this book yet you’ll read a sentence at the bottom and just be a little confused.

A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas

5/5 stars

Image result for A court of wings and ruinLooming war threatens all Feyre holds dear in the third volume of the #1 New York Times bestselling A Court of Thorns and Roses series.

Feyre has returned to the Spring Court, determined to gather information on Tamlin’s maneuverings and the invading king threatening to bring Prythian to its knees. But to do so she must play a deadly game of deceit-and one slip may spell doom not only for Feyre, but for her world as well.

As war bears down upon them all, Feyre must decide who to trust amongst the dazzling and lethal High Lords-and hunt for allies in unexpected places.

In this thrilling third book in the #1 New York Times bestselling series from Sarah J. Maas, the earth will be painted red as mighty armies grapple for power over the one thing that could destroy them all.

Okay, so I was very excited for this book. I actually had a 2 year-old with me when it was delivered to my house, and even she was excited about it. So a lot of people felt that the beginning of this book was slow because Feyre was with Tamlin, but I loved that? I mean Feyre was a total badass in the Spring Court, and I loved reading about her getting her well deserved revenge. Feyre: 1 Tamlin: 0
Lets also talk about Ianthe for a second, should we? THIS GIRL MAKES ME WANT TO SPIT. Like seriously, Ianthe makes me so angry.  Ianthe basically thought she was hot stuff, and that made me want to feed her to a Naga.  I really wanted to she a cat fight between her and Mor, but to my despair, that didn’t happen.
Along with other characters, Nesta grew on me a lot during this book. I had a strong disliking for her during the first book because she treated Feyre horribly, and only cared about herself and Elain. In this book though, I felt she matured and opened herself up a lot in this book, and I learned to like her a lot.
As for everyone else, I still loved them a lot. I felt that this book was really good for character development, and you saw a lot of characters from other courts, which I found very intriguing. I also loved that Rhysand made Feyre live up to her High Lady title. He showed her what it takes to be a High Lord, and he showed everyone else that a High Lady demands respect.
The plot was also artistically done, and there was so much that happened! There was never a dull moment and I found that quite enjoyable. There were so many key factors, and Feyre went through so many trials, I loved it.
However, I HAVE SO MANY QUESTIONS. What happened to Lucien when he went to find the queen? Does the mating bond with him and Elain finally come together? Does Mor find her happiness with someone? Does Feyre find Bryaxis, and if she does, does he return willingly? I need answers!
In the end though, Maas has once again fascinated me with her story of Prythian, and I was satisfied with Feyre and Rhysand’s conclusion. I’m already looking forward to her next book, and I’m deeply curious who the next story will be about. If you’ve read ACOWAR already, let me know what you thought, and what questions you have, if you have any!

This week I will hopefully get up another review, either Six of Crows or History is All You Left Me, and maybe a tag? I’m not fully sure quite yet, but I’ll try to do my best to keep busy, but not overwhelm you guys. Or maybe I will, I don’t know. (:

Happy Reading,
Bri

May Update/Apology

Alright guys, I owe you an apology. I’m the worst at blogging, and bookstagraming, and posting to twitter. I’ve been so busy and tired lately, I haven’t done much other than sleep and work. I’ve so caught up, in fact, that I didn’t even post about how excited I am that ACOWAR was released and how much I love it on my bookshelf! I haven’t finished History Is All You Left Me quite yet, but I’m very close and then I’m going to jump right into ACOWAR. I’ll try to do better about posting, I promise.

I’ve missed you guys! Let me know what you’ve been up to, and if you’ve read ACOWAR already, let me know what you thought of it!

Happy Reading,

Bri

P.s. I’m coming up close on 50 followers, so I’ve decided to host a giveaway to thank you guys. More details coming later.

Plans for May (Personal)

Hello again darlings! If you don’t already know why I’m posting two May Plans posts, you can find out why here. To keep this as short as possible I’m going to dive right in.

May is going to be one of the best months of the year for me, I can already tell. For those of you who don’t know, which is probably all of you, I am still a senior in high school. However, when May and school mix, that can only mean that I’m graduating soon!! Yay!! Along with graduation comes a senior trip. I, however, will not be going on a senior trip with my class, because Mykenna and I are going to Disney World instead! Mykenna and I are huge Disney fans, and you guys have no clue how excited I am for this trip. Also, we live in southern corner of Utah, so travelling from Utah to Florida is exciting! (And terrifying!) We’re staying on the resort and will be in Florida for eight days. So that means I will be absent for a while. 😦 I promise I won’t forget about you guys and I will keep blogging until the very last minute.

Today is also the first day of my new job, so I’d appreciate it if you sent some luck my way. If you’ve been to Disney World recently, or plan to go soon, let me know! Let’s talk about our Disney addictions.

Happy reading,

Bri

Plans for May (Bookish)

Hello darlings, and welcome to May! So I have good news and bad news. The good news is that May is here and that means so many anticipated releases are out this month! *cough* ACOWAR *cough* The bad news is that May is going to be a very busy month for me. This blog was created solely for my passion of books, and that is why most of you follow me. So this post will be for my book related plans for this month, and I will post a more personal post about what will be happening to me this month, and will give details about what will happen to my blog.

Anyway, my book related plans for May are not too crazy or extravagant. I’m currently in the midst of reading History is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera, and I am enjoying it quite a lot. I will hopefully finish it by tomorrow so then I can begin, *drumroll please* A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas! I have been waiting for this book for so long and I can’t wait until I have my hands on it.

After I finish ACOWAR and give myself time to recover, I’m going to read Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare! Yea, yea, I know, I’m behind on the times. I waited to read Lady Midnight because I wanted to read Clare’s Tales of the Shadowhunter Academy first, and then I just decided to wait until Lord of Shadows was closer to coming out so I could read them back-to-back, and then be distressed even more. 🙂

So that’ll be all for my Book plans for this month, and if you want to check out my personal post, you can do that here.

Happy reading,

Bri

April Book Haul

Well my friends, another month has come to an end. April was quite the interesting month, and my collection has grown quite a bit this month! This month I was able to add nine books, and two floating bookshelves to my possession.

Lets see what I got, shall we?

 

To start this list, I’m going to use two book I found on Book Outlet, and impulsively convinced my mom to buy me. *Thanks, Mom.(‘:*

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So to explain these books, I mainly got them because they were cheap, and because my agreed to getting them for me. The Creeping just sounded interesting, and for some reason I thought Extremities was about zombies. Spoiler alert, it’s not. However, Book Outlet did send me an autographed copy, so that was nice.

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These next two books I did together because they were both given to me by best friend, Mykenna. If you’ve read the first tag I’ve posted on this blog, Book Reader Confessions, then her name should be familiar. Kenna gave me P.S. I Still Love You as an Easter present, and A Shadow Bright and Burning was a reward for paying off our upcoming trip before buying another book. (Details about the trip will be in my Plans for April post.)

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So the remaining five books are the Legend Trilogy, which I have wanted for long, I don’t know why it took me so long to get them. I pre-ordered Jennifer L. Armentrout’s The Dead List, because she’s as auto-buy author for me, and I love serial killer/stalker books. I also bought This is Where it Ends from Barnes & Noble the other day because I had a coupon.

In the end, I’m still excited to own all these lovely little things, and I can’t wait to start reading more in the summer! If you’ve read any of these books, let me know what you thought of them! Coming up this next week I’ll have a Plans for May post up, and I will obviously have more information on what coming up in that post!

Happy reading,

Bri

Harry Potter Tag

 

I was tagged by icebreaker694, and the link will take you to their tag. This tag was created by Trang and Lashaan, and all of the graphics I’m using are theirs as well.

I’m going  to tag Sean and Stephanie! *If you have already done this tag I’m sorry.

Let’s begin!

1flagrate

A book that you enjoyed but would like to rewrite

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I liked Stalking Jack the Ripper a lot, but there are things I would change if I could.

alohomora

The first books is series that got you hooked.

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I loved both of these books and their series! I was in a serious slump after I finished Vampire Academy, it was rough.

accio

A book you wish you had right now.

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Not only is this cover gorgeous, but I also want to read it before the movie comes out. (Probably not gonna happen though…)

avadakedavra

A killer book, however you take it.

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I loved this book so much! I thought everything about it was perfect, and would definitely reread it.

confundo

A book you found to be very confusing.

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Oh goodness. We had to read this book in my junior year of Language Arts, and I don’t think I made it to the second chapter.

epectopatronum

Your spirit animal book

ACOTAR

Maybe this is a bit of basic answer, but this series gives me life. It was my savior when it came to my Vampire Academy slump.

spetumsemtra

A dark and twisted book

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This book is probably the darkest book I’ve ever read. The Mara Dyer series was also a choice of mine, but Too Late definitely wins.

adaasd

A book that revealed to be more than it seems.

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Oh how I love this book. This book surprised me because I didn’t think it was going to impact me as emotionally as it did, and it definitely opened my eyes more to the subject.

Well readers, that’s it for this tag! I finished Crooked Kingdom today and will hopefully have my review during the weekend! I think I’m going to read History is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera, and finish it before ACOWAR comes out! If you’ve read History is All You Left Me, let me know how you liked it, and thanks again to icebreaker694 for the tag!

Social Media Update

Hello darlings! Upon spontaneous decisions, I decided to make a twitter and Instagram to go along with my blog. (Specifically for books, not my personal accounts) If you’d go give me a follow, I’d appreciate it! I’ll mainly use them just to keep up with current authors, and minor updates for myself and plans for the blog.

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Happy reading,

Bri