Sunday, July 15, 2018

Sunday Post #166: The Most Beautiful Polish I Have Ever Owned!



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Thursday, July 12, 2018

Review: Broken Date by R.L. Stine

Broken Date
Title: Broken Date

Author: R.L. Stine

Publication date: October 1991

Published by: Pocket Books

Source: Owned paperback

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Synopsis:

Jamie and Tom have been going out since junior high. They are planning to graduate from high school and attend college together. Everything's perfect until Tom breaks a date--and all the horror begins. What has happened to Tom? To Jamie's horror, the boy she loves is stalking her and making threats. Now, there's nowhere Jamie can hide.

My rating: ★★☆☆☆

Oh, this book... not one of R.L. Stine’s best, I’m afraid.

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This is gonna be hard review to do because pretty much everything I have to say is spoiler-y, so here we go. Lol.

Basically, Jamie is at the mall one day with her best friend, when she witnesses a robbery and murder. She freaks out because she thinks the guy might have been her boyfriend Tom. But this idiot wasn’t wearing her glasses, but she’s pretty sure it was him.

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Review: Holding Court by K.C. Held

Holding Court
Title: Holding Court

Author: K.C. Held

Publication date: March 2016

Published by: Entangled Teen

Source: Own paperback

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Synopsis:

Sixteen-year-old Jules Verity knows exactly what's in store at her new job at castle-turned-dinner-theater Tudor Times. Some extra cash, wearing a fancy-pants dress, and plenty of time to secretly drool over the ever-so-tasty--and completely unavailable--Grayson Chandler. Except that it's not quite what she imagined.

For one, the costume Jules has to wear is awful. Then there's the dead body she finds that just kind of...well, disappears. Oh, and there's the small issue of Jules and her episodes of what her best friend calls "Psychic Tourette's Syndrome"--spontaneous and uncontrollable outbursts of seemingly absurd prophecies.

The only bright side? This whole dead body thing seems to have gotten Grayson's attention. Except that the more Jules investigates, the more she discovers that Grayson's interest might not be as courtly as she thought. In fact, it's starting to look suspicious...

My rating: ★★★★★

Holding Court was so freaking cute! I absolutely loved it! This was exactly what I needed after reading Final Girls. Don’t get me wrong, I love horror/thrillers and I really loved Final Girls, but it was just... wow. Anyway, this book came at just the perfect time!

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Review: Final Girls by Riley Sager

Final Girls
Title: Final Girls

Author: Riley Sager

Publication date: July 2017

Published by: Dutton

Source: Library book

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Synopsis:

Ten years ago, college student Quincy Carpenter went on vacation with five friends and came back alone, the only survivor of a horror movie–scale massacre. In an instant, she became a member of a club no one wants to belong to—a group of similar survivors known in the press as the Final Girls. Lisa, who lost nine sorority sisters to a college dropout's knife; Sam, who went up against the Sack Man during her shift at the Nightlight Inn; and now Quincy, who ran bleeding through the woods to escape Pine Cottage and the man she refers to only as Him. The three girls are all attempting to put their nightmares behind them, and, with that, one another. Despite the media's attempts, they never meet.

Now, Quincy is doing well—maybe even great, thanks to her Xanax prescription. She has a caring almost-fiancΓ©, Jeff; a popular baking blog; a beautiful apartment; and a therapeutic presence in Coop, the police officer who saved her life all those years ago. Her memory won’t even allow her to recall the events of that night; the past is in the past.

That is, until Lisa, the first Final Girl, is found dead in her bathtub, wrists slit, and Sam, the second, appears on Quincy's doorstep. Blowing through Quincy's life like a whirlwind, Sam seems intent on making Quincy relive the past, with increasingly dire consequences, all of which makes Quincy question why Sam is really seeking her out. And when new details about Lisa's death come to light, Quincy's life becomes a race against time as she tries to unravel Sam's truths from her lies, evade the police and hungry reporters, and, most crucially, remember what really happened at Pine Cottage, before what was started ten years ago is finished.

My rating: ★★★★★

As a horror movie fan, I loved the idea of this book. And in case you aren’t a fan, at the end of a horror movie, the last surviving girl who goes up against the bad guy is called the Final Girl.

We were, for whatever reason, the lucky ones who survived when no one else had. Pretty girls covered in blood. As such, we were each in turn treated like something rare and exotic.

Sunday, July 8, 2018

Sunday Post #165: ALL the Murders!



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Saturday, July 7, 2018

Mid-Year Book Freakout Tag



I saw this tag initially over at Abby's Reading Corner, but have since seen it everywhere. Lol. Anyway, I thought this would be a fun little thing to do 😊

Since I only read 28 in the first 6 months of the year, I'm gonna try to pick only one book per any category, otherwise I would put Clockwork Prince and Clockwork Princess in every single category I could. Lol.

Friday, July 6, 2018

Review: Broken Hearts (Fear Street Super Chiller #4) by R.L. Stine

Broken Hearts (Fear Street Super Chiller, #4)
Title: Broken Hearts

Series: Fear Street Super Chiller #4 (Can be read as a standalone)

Author: R.L. Stine

Publication date: February 1993

Published by: Archway/Simon Pulse

Source: Own paperback

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Synopsis:

Roses are red, corpses are blue. On Valentine’s Day, you’ll die too!

There’s someone out there, someone who kills on Valentine’s Day. Josie and Melissa are scared—especially when they receive threatening valentines. Then the murders begin. Who is sending these horrible valentines to the girls of Shadyside High? And who will be the next to die?

My rating: ★★★★☆

Valentine's Day can be killer.

Melissa and the McClains (Josie, Rachel, and Erica) live right across the street from each other and that is how they became friends. But things change after Rachel’s accident. Josie basically becomes Reva from Silent Night. She seriously rivaled her at times. But in the end Josie, wasn’t as cruel as Reva, so I’ll give her that. But that definitely doesn’t excuse how she treated Erica and Melissa. She was so inconsiderate, especially toward her younger sister Erica.

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Review: How I Magically Messed Up My Life in Four Friggin' Days (The Tale of Bryant Adams #1) by Megan O'Russell

How I Magically Messed Up My Life in Four Friggin' Days (The Tale of Bryant Adams, #1)
Title: How I Magically Messed Up My Life in Four Friggin' Days

Series: The Tale of Bryant Adams #1

Author: Megan O'Russell

Publication date: August 2017

Published by: Curiosity Quills Press

Source: For review from Xpresso Book Tours

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Synopsis:

Ever wanted to grow a five-story tall flower in central park? How about fight a deadly battle under the subway tunnels of Manhattan?

Don't worry. I never wanted to either. But if you're ever being chased by ladies made of mist and you have to save the girl with the sparkly eyes you've never had the guts to say actual words to, there's an app for that.

I found a magic cell phone, opened an app I shouldn't have, burned down the set shop for my high school's theatre, and it was all downhill from there. A drag queen seer who lives under a bridge is my only hope for keeping my mom alive, and I think the cops might be after me for destroying my dad's penthouse.

But it gets better! Now I'm stuck being the sidekick to the guy who got me into this mess in the first place. It'll be a miracle if I survive until Monday.

My rating: ★★★★☆

The title of this book is what initially caught my attention, obviously, but it also sounded really fun! I loved the idea of a magical phone, and someone who knows zero about magic finds it and inadvertently uses it. It made for some pretty funny, magical situations. I really liked the magic usage in this book, and I just love magic in general! And it was an interesting story, too! All this craziness happens because Bryant found a cellphone, and he’s suddenly thrust into a magical world and is being stalked by an evil wizard trying to kill him for “stealing” his phone.

20 reasons to love Sam Winchester (with GIFS) | Supernatural Amino

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Favorite Books I’ve Read So Far in 2018



We are pretty much halfway done with the year, so I thought I’d take a look back at what books I’ve read so far and absolutely loved! I don't have a nice even number of books, but that's because a bunch of them are part of a series. Lol.

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Review: Clockwork Princess (The Infernal Devices #3) by Cassandra Clare

Clockwork Princess (The Infernal Devices, #3)
Title: Clockwork Princess

Series: The Infernal Devices #3

Previous books in this series: Clockwork Angel #1 | Clockwork Prince #2

Author: Cassandra Clare

Publication date: March 2013

Published by: Margaret K. McElderry

Source: Own hardcover

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Synopsis:

Danger and betrayal, secrets and enchantment in the breathtaking conclusion to the Infernal Devices trilogy.

Tessa Gray should be happy - aren't all brides happy?
Yet as she prepares for her wedding, a net of shadows begins to tighten around the Shadowhunters of the London Institute.
A new demon appears, one linked by blood and secrecy to Mortmain, the man who plans to use his army of pitiless automatons, the Infernal Devices, to destroy the Shadowhunters. Mortmain needs only one last item to complete his plan. He needs Tessa. And Jem and Will, the boys who lay equal claim to Tessa's heart, will do anything to save her.

My rating: ★★★★★

This book—it just broke my heart and soul... but I still loved it! Not the hurting... the book. Lol. It just broke my heart so many times, and yet, I still love it... and I also still feel like crying everytime I think about it 😒 If I had to describe this book with one gif this is literally it:

Meg describes Supernatural

Sunday, July 1, 2018

Sunday Post #164: Hello...



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Saturday, June 30, 2018

Monthly Wrap-Up: June 2018



I can't believe half the year has already gone by... but here we are. Lol. Nothing super exciting happened this month, but I am starting to get my shit together to start posting more here. I now I've been slacking, but I am finally getting out of the rut!

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Summer on Fear Street!



As you may have noticed (annoyingly so, probably. Lol. Sorry not sorry!), I’ve been reading a ton of Fear Street lately. I just love it. So I thought I’d compile a list of summer-y Fear Street books to get you ready for...

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I’ve got 8 books for you and I have read them all, so I can confirm that they indeed, take place during the summer.

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Monthly Wrap-Up: May 2018



Another slow, slow, pretty-much-dead month. Lol. I'm sorry! I have not been able to shake off this awful slump! Lol. I have had family visiting the last couple of weeks, and therefore have not had much access to my room (with all my books in it!) which is my happy spot, so I think that's had something to do with things.

And then this Memorial weekend was packed with family gatherings and parties, including a wedding and my brothers' confirmation... such a busy week!

And also, my work schedule has been changed yet again so that I have to work weekends... again. Ugh! You know I hate working weekends. So that's probably another thing that's been disrupting my groove... or whatever. Lol.

I feel tired just reading all that, lol. But I desperately want to come back to reading a blogging, I feel it deep in my soul that it's time! I don't work this weekend so hopefully I can get some things written and read!

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Love in Bloom Giveaway Hop!



Hey, long time no see. I'm still trying to get back into the groove of things... reading, blogging, etc. In the mean time, have a giveaway!

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Monthly Wrap-Up: April 2018



Why, hello. Long time no see πŸ˜‰ I've got no excuse, really. I was sick about two weeks ago, so that sucked. But also, I am currently stuck in this awful reading slump that for whatever reason, always happens simultaneously with a blogging slump. Just, sigh. And now I am also emotionally compromised due to my viewing of Avengers: Infinity War last Friday 😫 Have you seen it yet? Because OMG!!!!!!!!!! Anyway, I'm hoping to get back into the swing of things in the next couple of days, though!

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Sunday Post #163



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Saturday, March 31, 2018

Monthly Wrap-Up: March 2018



And another month flies by... seriously, WTF? Lol. I can't believe April is already here! On the plus side, the weather here seems to finally be stabilizing. I really don't mind the cold (I actually prefer winter over summer), but the fluctuating temps were driving me insane! I remember one day a couple of weeks back, it was literally freezing out in the morning so I had to turn on my car before leaving for work. But then that same day on my way home, I literally had the AC on cause it was so warm out 😐 lol

Friday, March 30, 2018

2018 Blogoversary Giveaway: Brightly Burning by Alexa Donne



Last week marked my 7th year doing this! I can't believe it! I'm so thankful to every single one of you! And to show my appreciation I'm gonna have a little giveaway...

Sunday, March 25, 2018

Sunday Post #162: Killer Donuts?



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Thursday, March 22, 2018

Blog Tour: Review + Giveaway: Jinxed by Thommy Hutson


Jinxed
Title: Jinxed

Author: Thommy Hutson

Genres: Horror, Thriller, Young Adult

Publication date: March 13th 2018

Published by: Vesuvian Books

Source: For review

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Synopsis:

High School Can Be a Real Killer

Break a mirror
Walk under a ladder
Step on a crack


Innocent childhood superstitions …

But someone at the secluded Trask Academy of Performing Arts is taking things one deadly step further when the campus is rocked with the deaths of some of its star students.

Layna Curtis, a talented, popular senior, soon realizes that the seemingly random, accidental deaths of her friends aren’t random—or accidents—at all. Someone has taken the childhood games too far, using the idea of superstitions to dispose of their classmates. As Layna tries to convince people of her theory, she uncovers the terrifying notion that each escalating, gruesome murder leads closer to its final victim: her.

Will Layna’s opening night also be her final bow?

My rating: ★★★☆☆

It’s Spring Break in an elite boarding school on a secluded island right off of Seattle. Most everyone has gone home, but not Layna and her friends. Little do they know, someone is out to kill them. It’s too bad they’re stuck on the island with a murderer... with no way out.

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Sunday, March 18, 2018

Sunday Post #161



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Thursday, March 15, 2018

Lucky Leprechaun Giveaway Hop!



Spring is just around the corner... finally!



Although, if I'm honest, I really don't mind winter at all πŸ˜‰ lol

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Sunday Post #160: A New Home For My Books!!



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Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Review: Clockwork Prince (The Infernal Devices #2) by Cassandra Clare

Clockwork Prince (The Infernal Devices, #2)
Title: Clockwork Prince

Series: The Infernal Devices #2

Previous book in this series: Clockwork Angel

Author: Cassandra Clare

Publication date: December 2011

Published by: Margaret K. McElderry

Source: Own Hardcover

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Synopsis:

In the magical underworld of Victorian London, Tessa Gray has at last found safety with the Shadowhunters. But that safety proves fleeting when rogue forces in the Clave plot to see her protector, Charlotte, replaced as head of the Institute. If Charlotte loses her position, Tessa will be out on the street—and easy prey for the mysterious Magister, who wants to use Tessa’s powers for his own dark ends.

With the help of the handsome, self-destructive Will and the fiercely devoted Jem, Tessa discovers that the Magister’s war on the Shadowhunters is deeply personal. He blames them for a long-ago tragedy that shattered his life. To unravel the secrets of the past, the trio journeys from mist-shrouded Yorkshire to a manor house that holds untold horrors, from the slums of London to an enchanted ballroom where Tessa discovers that the truth of her parentage is more sinister than she had imagined. When they encounter a clockwork demon bearing a warning for Will, they realize that the Magister himself knows their every move—and that one of their own has betrayed them.

Tessa finds her heart drawn more and more to Jem, but her longing for Will, despite his dark moods, continues to unsettle her. But something is changing in Will—the wall he has built around himself is crumbling. Could finding the Magister free Will from his secrets and give Tessa the answers about who she is and what she was born to do?

As their dangerous search for the Magister and the truth leads the friends into peril, Tessa learns that when love and lies are mixed, they can corrupt even the purest heart.

My rating: ★★★★★

Tessa’s brother, Nate, had once promised her everything in London—a new beginning, a wonderful place to live, a city of soaring buildings and gorgeous parks. What Tessa had found instead was horror and betrayal, and danger beyond anything she could have imagined.

The Shadowhunters of London are still out looking for Mortmain and stop him from achieving his plan with the Internal Devices. However, what they have found is even more betrayal.


I love this series, but the love triangle just hurts my soul so much! You all know how much I despise love triangles, they are messy, and the one in this one..

#supernatural #gif #castiel

Sunday, March 4, 2018

Sunday Post #159



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Friday, March 2, 2018

Review: Halloween Night by R.L. Stine

Halloween Night (Point Horror)
Title: Halloween Night

Series: Halloween Night #1

Author: R.L. Stine

Publication date: September 1993

Published by: Scholastic

Source: Own paperback

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Synopsis:

Brenda hates her cousin Halley. And Brenda isn't the only one. Because Halley keeps stealing other people's boyfriends. So Brenda and her friends decide to plan the perfect murder. Something to go along with Brenda's perfect Halloween party.

Not that they're really going to kill anybody. It's just a joke.

Right?

Ha. Ha.

My rating: ★★★★☆

Brenda's cousin Halley moves in with her and her family temporarily because Halley's parents are going through a nasty divorce. But let me tell you, this Halley girl is a real piece of work! She is just awful! She is mean, a boyfriend stealer, and just a two-faced bitch, overall. Brenda cannot stand her cousin any longer, so naturally, Brenda and her two best friends plan to murder Halley at Brenda's upcoming Halloween party... On paper, at least. It's just a story for a writing project the girls have, so no one is actually going to kill anybody... Or are they?

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Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Monthly Wrap-Up: February 2018


Is anyone else writing 2017 instead of 2018 still?? Because I caught myself doing it just the other day. Lol.

Sunday, February 25, 2018

Sunday Post #158: Superheroes!



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