Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Monthly Wrap-Up: August 2021


It's late, but it's here! 😅 Last month was just not a great month for me—it was very stressful. I was working nights AND there was work being done around the house (our flooring was finally put in!) and I think I just needed a break. During that time, I barely read anything and my nails were naked for like 2 weeks straight 😱 The horror! Lol. In all seriousness though, I feel like not doing those two things really affected me more than I thought it would. I mean, I was stressed AND was probably not getting enough sleep, and then unintentionally taking away the two things I use to de-stress? Yeah, not great.

That being said, I am back on the reading train (I'm currently on my 5th book of the month!), and I've been painting my nails a lot more, which is very therapeutic for me. I've run out of scheduled posts, as you may have noticed, so I really need to work on that. But idk when I'll get around to it. I'm still getting used to not only being back on days, but also working full time. For the longest time, I was only working 4 days a week, and I'm not gonna lie, I miss my 3 day weekends 😂

Thursday, August 26, 2021

Review: Switched (Fear Street #31) by R.L. Stine

Title: Switched

Series: Fear Street #31

Author: R.L. Stine

Publication date: May 1995

Published by: Archway Paperback

Source: Purchased paperback

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Synopsis: She traded places with a killer...

There’s a little cabin in the Fear Street woods where a girl can really lose her mind. In fact, she can change it into someone else’s. That’s what happened to Nicole and Lucy. Now Lucy is in Nicole’s body, and Nicole is in Lucy’s. What a trip!

But for Nicole, what a trap! Because Lucy is using Nicole’s body to get away with murder!

My rating: ★★★★☆

Right off the bat, this girl Nicole is a piece of work. She cried because she broke a nail and I could not help but roll my eyes. I do admit that over the years I have become that girl that gets upset when I break a nail, but NOT to the point of crying. Look, a broken nail means I have to file down ALL of my nails so they match, which means less space for nail art. And I love my nail art. Lol.

Tuesday, August 24, 2021

Review: What to Buy the Shadowhunter Who Has Everything [And Who You're Not Officially Dating Anyway] (The Bane Chronicles #8) by Cassandra Clare & Sarah Rees Brennan

Title: What to Buy the Shadowhunter Who Has Everything [And Who You're Not Officially Dating Anyway]

Series: The Bane Chronicles #8

Author: Cassandra Clare & Sarah Rees Brennan

Publication date: November 2013

Published by: Margaret K. McElderry Books

Source: Purchased hardcover

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Synopsis: Magnus Bane may or may not be dating Alec Lightwood, but he definitely needs to find him the perfect birthday present.

Set in the time between City of Ashes and City of Glass, warlock Magnus Bane is determined to find the best birthday present possible for Alec Lightwood, the Shadowhunter he may or may not be dating. And he’s also got to deal with the demon he’s conjured up for a very irritating client...

My rating: ★★★★★

This short story takes place sometime during The Mortal Instruments and Magnus is looking for a birthday gift to give Alec, but he just doesn’t know what. He asks his friend Ragnor for advice, but...

Review: The Fall of the Hotel Dumort (The Bane Chronicles #7) by Cassandra Clare & Maureen Johnson

Title: The Fall of the Hotel Dumort

Series: The Bane Chronicles #7

Authors: Cassandra Clare & Maureen Johnson

Publication date: October 2013

Published by: Margaret K. McElderry Books

Source: Purchased hardcover

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Synopsis: Magnus Bane watches the once-glamorous Hotel Dumort become something else altogether in 1970s New York City.

Fifty years after the Jazz Age rise of the Hotel Dumort, immortal warlock Magnus Bane knows the Manhattan landmark is on the decline. The once-beautiful Hotel Dumort has fallen into a decayed thing, a ruin, as dead as a place can be. But the vampires don't mind...

My rating: ★★★★☆

This short story takes place in the 70s and things are crazy! Vampires being reckless and just awful. There’s a vampire killer out there and the werewolves are worried that they might be found out by mundanes and that they (the werewolves) would get in trouble too by extension. So in order to avoid this, the werewolves were covering for those assholes! It was a mess! And Camille was awful in this. While I can see (from the Edmund Herondale short story) why Magnus would like her, in this one? No. She sucks. Lol.

Thursday, August 19, 2021

Review: His Final Girl (B Mine #1) by Brooklyn Ann

Title: His Final Girl

Series: B Mine #1

Author: Brooklyn Ann

Publication date: April 2019

Published by: Boroughs Publishing Group

Source: Purchased ebook

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Synopsis: DON’T GO IN THE WOODS

Computer nerd, Wes Carpenter, dreads having to spend ten days at summer camp with the rest of his in-coming high school senior class. But when he meets strong-willed and confident farm girl, Linnea Langenkamp, everything about being away at camp improves immediately. When a malicious prank awakens an ancient evil, turning their summer romance into a bloodbath, Wes and Linnea pray they make it home alive while fighting for the survival of their classmates. With Wes’s ingenuity and Linnea’s knowledge of the forest, together they may be able to stop the killer, save the camp, and maybe even find their happily ever after on the way.

My rating: ★★★★☆

A seed of pride sprouted in Wes that they'd gotten the hang of the canoe. Maybe he could survive this summer camp stuff—if he didn't get massacred by a masked killer.

You've heard of Final Girls, well now get ready for a Final Couple! I really liked this concept—it’s what first drew me to this series. It’s very much inspired by horror b-movies, which yes, please! I love my slashers and I love that there were so many references to horror movies in this book! However, while this is a horror series, it has a romantic twist, which I found intriguing.

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