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Books I have added to my TBR recently (2018 Releases pt. 2)

Hey guys,

I have to admit that coming back into the blogging world has been tough, but it’s also been more rewarding than ever. As soon as I started back into it, I had a REVELATION! (Not an actual, unfortunately) I MISSED BEING A BOOK BLOGGER. I MISSED WORK! (Crazy, I know) Even though it’s been hard and tiring It’s been well worth the trip.

So,  I’m back. Because of me getting back into the swing of things, I have been SUPER behind on reading and upcoming releases, so I’ve been working extra hard to find books that interest me this year, Enjoy!



Release Date: January 6, 2018

Can we just take a moment to look at how BEAUTIFUL this cover is? *Takes a moment of silence* Listen, I know we’re not supposed to be judging book’s by there covers, but in all actuality we do. Like it or not, usually is we see something that looks good, we try it.  This book follows the discovery of a new alien race and the message of its extinct population. People get interested, and conflict happens. From reading early reviews on Goodreads I have seen GREAT things and have high expectations and are practically RUNNING to get my hands on it!



Tigers Dream

Release Date: March 2018

For those who don’t know, The Tigers Curse has been a series I’ve been following. All of the books are pretty good, and I would recommend them. They aren’t books that I’d die for, but if you’re looking for a pretty decent read, I would consider giving this series a read. If I were to pitch the series, in short,  it would probably go something like this.

This story follows a girl that ends up meeting brothers that are cursed with the ability to turn into tigers. They don’t know how or why, all they know is that they haven’t died, and stayed the same age for forever. Together the three of them attempt to unravel the mystery and secrets of the Tigers Curse.

This is the final book in the series, and I am thrilled to get my hands on a copy of it!



Ink, Iron, and Glass

Release Date: February 18, 2018

All I’ve heard about this book is that the main character’s name is Elsa. (Not from Frozen)    I know, as soon as you hear the name you start to gag. The only thing I have to say to you is to let it go.

Sorry for the pun, I had to. In Elsa’s world, WORLDS CAN ACTUALLY BE WRITTEN INTO EXISTENCE! In the blurb, it says her Mother is busy creating another world when she is attacked and kidnapped! Now, Elsa has to go into the real world and use her worldbuilding/ worldcreating skills to locate and hunt down her mother’s kidnappers and get her back.


That’s it! Short and sweet! As I find more and more books I’m interested in I’ll make sure to post! Thank’s for reading! Until next time, read on!



Mini Movie Reviews. (Because I’m too lazy for long reviews)

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Over the past couple days, I have decided to venture out from my house and experience the world. Me being the movie buff that I am, over the holidays whenever my parent’s suggested we go out, I always chose to go see a movie.

This resulted in this post today, enjoy!

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

Jumanji: Welcome to the jungle surpassed my expectations TEN FOLD! Going into the movie, I was a bit apprehensive.

Another movie with Dwayne Johnson?

But after seeing it my opinion changed a ton. From the trailer, It made me think that this would be a solo movie with sidekicks, fortunately, it ended up becoming a group project and became a HIGHLY enjoyable movie. Each of the actors brings their A game, and it ends up WORKING! The only thing that bothers me about this movie was the cheesiness. While that is the route the movie is going for, trying to let it play for laughs, I believe that they could have taken this more seriously and raise the stakes a bit higher.

Overall Reaction:



The Greatest Showman

Combining the magic of the circus, and celebrating diversity in all things, The Greatest Showman conveys many interesting themes through the course of the movie. With an AMAZING CAST (Zach Efron, Zendaya, Hugh Jackman, Michelle Williams) and STUNNING music, we follow the story of PT Barnum and the creation of the first circus. In the end, this ended up making my top 10 favorite movies of 2017, and I would gladly go see it again.

Overall Reaction:




While I did see Coco a while back, I thought it’d be good to squeeze a short review about it while it’s still in the back of my mind. As a personal fan of Disney and Pixar movies, I went into this movie a bit apprehensive. Skeletons and guitars just sounded weird, but I tried to be positive because it was a “Pixar movie”, and everybody LOVES Pixar movies. I got my popcorn, I got my soda, and I settled in nervously hoping that it would be good. IT ENDED UP BEING BEAUTIFUL! The story was perfect! The animation was beautiful, and the surprise twist was TOTALLY UNEXPECTED. Even now, I still can’t believe it happened in a Disney movie, and I am glad that it was addressed!

Overall Reaction:


That’s it! Those are the movies I have seen recently! What about you? Have you guy’s seen any over this holiday break? If so, let me know in the comments below so we can talk about them! Until next time, BYE!!

Books I’m excited for in 2018

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With the new year approaching upon us, I thought I’d take it into my hands to give you some suggestions for books to look out for in 2018! Let’s begin!


Most know Androma Racella as the Bloody Baroness, a powerful mercenary whose reign of terror stretches across the Mirabel Galaxy. To those aboard her glass starship, Marauder, however, she's just Andi, their friend and fearless leader.

But when a routine mission goes awry, the Marauder's all-girl crew is tested as they find themselves in a treacherous situation and at the mercy of a sadistic bounty hunter from Andi's past.

Meanwhile, across the galaxy, a ruthless ruler waits in the shadows of the planet Xen Ptera, biding her time to exact revenge for the destruction of her people. The pieces of her deadly plan are about to fall into place, unleashing a plot that will tear Mirabel in two.

Andi and her crew embark on a dangerous, soul-testing journey that could restore order to their shipor just as easily start a war that will devour worlds. As the Marauder hurtles toward the unknown, and Mirabel hangs in the balance, the only certainty is that in a galaxy run on lies and illusion, no one can be trusted.

Easily one of my most anticipated reads of the year, Zenith by Lindsay Cummings and Sasha Alsberg has been on my list for the better half of a year now. I’ve been following both of them via there booktube accounts and it’s been a grand time watching them get from stage one of a first draft to a full finished novel!  I read the excerpt they posted on Amazon that leads up to the events in the book and I ADORED the writing style. It was very easy to follow, and straight to the point, while the action was pretty gruesome and intense, I admire it.


The Apocalypse Gaurd

Over a decade ago, people started manifesting strange, incredible powers. One side effect of this was an awareness of alternate dimensions—some of these powers could reach into other realities, other versions of Earth. Though infinite dimensions are present, most of these are unstable, existing only as vague possibilities.

What? A book by Brandon Sanderson? What a surprise? (Sarcasm) Of course Brandon Sanderson. If you’ve even been following my blog for a week, I’m sure you’ve noted that I am obsessed with his writing.

Almost every book I have read of Brandon’s  is sensational. Considered a sequel series to The Reckoners Trilogy, The Apocalypse Guard is highly anticipated in my book.


Wires and Nerve Vol. #2

Most know Androma Racella as the Bloody Baroness, a powerful mercenary whose reign of terror stretches across the Mirabel Galaxy. To those aboard her glass starship, Marauder, however, she's just Andi, their friend and fearless leader.

But when a routine mission goes awry, the Marauder's all-girl crew is tested as they find themselves in a treacherous situation and at the mercy of a sadistic bounty hunter from Andi's past.

Meanwhile, across the galaxy, a ruthless ruler waits in the shadows of the planet Xen Ptera, biding her time to exact revenge for the destruction of her people. The pieces of her deadly plan are about to fall into place, unleashing a plot that will tear Mirabel in two.

Andi and her crew embark on a dangerous, soul-testing journey that could restore order to their shipor just as easily start a war that will devour worlds. As the Marauder hurtles toward the unknown, and Mirabel hangs in the balance, the only certainty is that in a galaxy run on lies and illusion, no one can be trusted.

After finishing The Lunar Chronicles, I suffered severe withdrawals after leaving all of these amazing characters at the climax of Winter by Marissa Meyer. So when Marissa announced volume one of Wires and Nerve, I became ecstatic that I would be returning to the world in graphic novel form.

Going into volume one, I tried to have low expectations. It would be the first time I’d be seeing these characters that were in my head brought to life on the page, and I was nervous they wouldn’t look the way I thought. Fortunately, they ended up looking exactly like I had imagined and getting back to the world was very refreshing and easy. Since I loved volume one a ton, I am HIGHLY anticipated volume two.



Stephanie Garber’s limitless imagination takes flight once more in the colorful, mesmerizing, and immersive sequel to the bestselling and breakout debut Caraval, following Scarlett’s younger sister, Tella, on a journey to the empire’s capital to fulfill a mysterious bargain.

Book two of Caraval is just around the corner, with a release date of May 2018, I am anticipating the sequel and hoping it will be better than the first. For anyone new-ish to the blog, I wasn’t the biggest fan of Caraval by Stephanie Garber. I thought that the plot was a bit confusing and the story was just okay, but the thing that makes’s me want to continue was the end. Easily my favorite part of the book, the end gave insights into how the next installment would continue, and It seemed like something that I’d like better than the first novel.


That’s it! Those are my MOST anticipated reads for 2018! I’m sure as the year progresses I’ll start to have more, but right now I’m still recovering from my long hiatus and trying to get caught up in the book world again, until that point, these are the books I’m looking forward to reading the most.  Once I have more, I’ll make sure to publish a part two and let you all know my other anticipated read for the year!

Thank’s for reading my post! Until next time, READ ON!

Christmas 2017 Book Haul

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Currently, it is Christmas afternoon approximately 2 hours before I have to go and hang out with my family for a Christmas dinner, so I figured why not get my blog post done a bit early so I don’t have to worry about it a bit later. So here I am, quietly typing away while watching my younger siblings yell at each other over the Nintendo switch. Yep, that’s my life whenever we get a “family” gift. Enough about me though, today I decided I’d showcase off all of the books I got from my family as well as my close friends and neighbors.


The Stormlight Archives

This was one I wasn’t expecting at all, to say the least. Because I have amazing parents that listen to me ramble on about how I don’t have enough money for books anymore, they decided to “Invest” per say and buy me the first 3 books in The Stormlight Archives by Brandon Sanderson. For those of you who don’t know, I happen to ADORE Brandon’s writing and when I found out that he had written more after his book Mistborn, I became obsessed with his stories. Unfortunately, that obsession ceased to exist after I found out that the first three books out are each at least 1000 pages.

1000 pages= 35 BUCKS A PIECE!

35+35+35= A LOT!

(I can math really well)

When you’re an unemployed 15-year-old teen, the only money you earn is from your birthday, or from your neighbors, this is kinda a considerable amount of money.


As of right now, I’m currently on page 68 of The Way of Kings, book one in the Stormlight Archive, and are thoroughly enjoying it. The fight scenes are already amazing, and I can tell this book will be one I’ll most certainly never forget


Wonder Woman: Warbringer

Easily at the top of my most anticipated releases of 2017, Wonder Woman: Warbringer is finally in my hands. This book is one of those that I had on my Goodreads list for a long time but ended up being forgotten in my quest to re-read all of the Harry Potter books this last month.

So, when my mom saw this at the store, she knew I wanted this really bad and managed to snag it for me as a present for Christmas. To be honest, Now that I have it in my hands, I’m more than ready to dive back into the amazing world of the Amazons

Current mood:


Prince of Chaos

This one came also came as a total surprise this year.  Every year, I feel like I don’t get as many books as the last mainly because my family is sorta sick of buying me a book that I’ve already read. The past couple years they’ve gotten amazingly good and given me books that I’ve never heard of, but I end up loving them after I finish. This year was no exception. My Grandpa has been VERY good at giving me books I’ve never heard of, that end up surpassing my expectations greatly!


That’s It! Short and sweet, I know it’s not a lot, but I’m only just beginning. Right now, I’m currently trying to find a way how to buy all of my most anticipated reads of 2018! Thank’s for everything, Have a HAPPY NEW YEAR! Make sure to let me know if you’ve read any of these books, and if not, let me know what you got this year for Christmas in the comments below!

Until next time, READ ON!

Movie Review-Star Wars: The Last Jedi

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So I just wanted to add my SPOILER-FREE thoughts about Star Wars: The Last Jedi. While there has been a wide variety of thought and feelings expressed about this movie, I thought I’d add my opinion to the mix to let you decide if watching this movie would be something for you.

Easily one of the most hyped movies of the year, The Last Jedi has its shortcomings, but makes up for it with an amazingly strong final performance of Carrie Fisher’s “Princess Leia”. One of the strongest points in the film, Leia finally accomplishes something that contributes to the film as a whole, unlike a large portion of JJ Abrams’ Force Awakens.  She is depicted as a leader of the resistance, and every scene she appears in, her character automatically makes it better.

Another one of my favorite things about The Last Jedi was that we got to explore deeper into the mind of Kylo Ren/Ben Solo and finally get to dig deeper into that raw conflicted emotion we were introduced to in The Force Awakens. Personally, Kylo Ren’s story arc in this movie is one of my favorites in the Star Wars universe. It’s fresh, and it’s realistic. No one is just good or just bad, it adds layers to the character, and it’s really interesting to see a conflicted villain.

In my opinion, director Rian Johnson did an incredible job with the work that he created. He not only contributed to existing characters and locations but also established and created TONS and TONS of characters. This movie is filled to the BRIM with worldbuilding. You get to visit many new locations, and it really pays off in showcasing many beautiful places we’ve never gotten to experience yet.

The beautiful part about this film is that it is not afraid to take risks, something that I think it partially adding to conflicted reviews currently trending in the media. With new ideas being presented in the film changing the course of the whole series forever, some people may resent, but I personally think that this is a step closer to victory. Ultimately,  if Star Wars wants to continue to be as massive and as popular as it is, they need to constantly re-invent themselves and present new material in order to make people WANT to come back not knowing what to expect next.

Grade Rating: -A

Overall Reaction:

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BOOK REVIEW- Ready Player One by: Ernest Cline

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After finishing Ready Player One late last night, I couldn’t wait and I had to post my review ASAP.  Enjoy!

In the year 2044, reality is an ugly place. The only time teenage Wade Watts really feels alive is when he’s jacked into the virtual utopia known as the OASIS. Wade’s devoted his life to studying the puzzles hidden within this world’s digital confines, puzzles that are based on their creator’s obsession with the pop culture of decades past and that promise massive power and fortune to whoever can unlock them. When Wade stumbles upon the first clue, he finds himself beset by players willing to kill to take this ultimate prize. The race is on, and if Wade’s going to survive, he’ll have to win—and confront the real world he’s always been so desperate to escape.


Going into this book, I didn’t have very high expectations. It was one of those books that you have on your TBR just because everyone else also had it on your TBR. The turning point in getting me to pick up this one was that the first trailer for Ready Player One came out a week ago, and I was really intrigued. Intrigued enough that I looked at over 3 libraries that day and was lucky enough to find it. Here I am, two days later, finished, and astounded.


As soon as I read the first chapter, I was immediately captivated by this world, and knew that this was going to be one of my favorites of the year!

Much of the book is centered on fandom and popular culture. Just like the main character is on the hunt for Halliday’s Easter egg, we as a reader can also find little hints and nods to different pieces of movies and books on almost every page. Star Wars. Star Trek. Rubik’s Cubes, Pac Man, Dungeons and Dragons, LOTR, all wrapped in one with nice references and nods to all types of art.

Another reason I ADORED this novel was mainly the plot. While I wasn’t a big fan of the side characters, the plot continued to entice and always impressed me. I mean, hello, a virtual reality easter egg hunt with trillions of dollars on the line? Who wouldn’t want to read something like that? Just when I thought the book couldn’t get better, it would constantly raise the bar and continue to impress.

After finishing I instantly knew that this would be one of my top favorite science fiction reads of all time. Much like Harry Potter and the worldbuilding associated with it, It excelled ln making you want to be in the world with the characters. Although the books are entirely different and should never be compared, I feel it’s the only, and best way to describe the worldbuilding associated with it. (If I had better words for it, I’d use them)

Overall, there was NOTHING wrong with this book. Although I wish that we would’ve had better character arc’s for our supporting characters, I feel that everything else was perfect. The ending was beautiful, and I felt super satisfied with the way that this amazing author ended this amazing story.


Overall Reaction: 

Grade: A

Thank’s for reading this post, make sure to comment and let me know what your thoughts are on this book, and I’ll be sure to comment back as soon as possible!

Thank’s again, until next time, BYE!


Books I’m currently reading

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With me taking a hiatus this past couple week, I thought it’d be appropriate to talk to you guys all about the book’s I’m currently reading this month!

With Christmas Break upon us, I hope to get a bunch of reading done before the beginning of the new year! Currently, I’m reading Ernest Cline’s Ready Player One. I have to say that this book has me really hooked. I officially started it yesterday, and are already done with a good 3/4th’s of it. Hopefully, If I can manage to find the strength to do it; I can finish it tonight and pump out a review by tomorrow.

From what I’ve read so far, Ready Player One has been amazing! The creative story and the references to books or movies on every page are HIGHLY entertaining. The plot is simple; yet intriguing. I think it’s safe to say that this book will most likely show up on my top 10 favorite books of the year.

Another book that I’ve been starting is Magician by Raymond E. Faust. This book is one that has been suggested to me time and time again. Even now, I have two copies of the book and I still haven’t gotten around to reading it yet. THIS IS GOING TO CHANGE, NOW! I have my copy, I’m motivated, and I’m ready for a great fantasy read. From what I’ve read online, review’s have been pretty mixed, but my grandfather has said that it’s amazing, so I’m willing to give it the benefit of the doubt.

Finally, the last book I’m currently reading is Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.

I know, I know. I’m re-reading them again. It feels like just yesterday I finished them, but yes, I do re-read the series each year in December. It’s become an unofficial holiday event for me, and somehow I’m loving it more and more each year. Currently, I am also halfway through the book, so expect a new and updated review around next week.

Thank’s for reading! Make sure to comment and let me know what books you are currently reading? Have any of you read these books before? Let me know what you think about them.

Until next time, goodbye!



Movie Review-Inception (2010)

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Wanted to try something new this time so I thought I’d try to start to incorporate all forms of media and entertainment to this blog. Big changes are in store, and I’m so excited to continue with you all and talk about all forms of entertainment. Until then, stay tuned, I’ll be sure to let you guys know in the coming weeks

Inception is directed by Christopher Nolan; Director of The Dark Knight Saga, and the new World War 2 movie, Dunkirk. After watching the Dark Knight Trilogy I went into the movie with very high expectations and was not disappointed at all.

For those who don’t know, Inception is set in the future and follows actor Leonardo Dicaprio as he assembles a group to go into the mind of a businessman, and steal his secrets.  As we follow the group on there quest to steal the memories, we start to learn more about what drives the group to do what they do, and it ends up resulting in a very complex masterpiece.

Easily one of the most controversial parts of the movie; the plot was both, amazing, beautiful, and could possibly be confusing to mainstream movie-goers.  This movie is one that you WILL get lost in if you don’t pay attention. If you choose to even look at your phone for a quarter of a second you will be lost. There are also so many crucial elements to the plot that even looking away for a second will easily make the movie less meaningful.

Another thing that made this movie great was the effects and the action. It all just felt so natural and fluid. I was constantly on the edge of my seat, either by amusement or by anticipation of the end.

Speaking of the end, I have to say that it was in my top 5 favorite movies of all time. It wrapped everything up perfectly, I feel like in almost all of Christopher Nolan’s movies, he always makes the end very simple and profound. It’s a very deep thinker movie, so if you’re not into that type of thing, I would recommend finding somebody who does understand it and watch it with them.

Overall, I thought this movie was a very good one, and I HIGHLY recommend seeing it. While the plot may be a bit complex, what you get out of the movie by the end makes you look at things a bit different. I don’t know about you, but if a movie makes me look at things differently, I consider it a win in my book.


Thank’s for reading! Tell me what you thought about the movie? Did you like it? Was it confusing? Did the complex plot throw you off? Let me know in the comments below!

REVIEW-Michael Vey: The Final Spark by: Richard Paul Evans

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I’m BACK! Today I just finished a book, and I felt obligated to talk about it!

For those who don’t know, way back when I was at the beginning of my reading ages I felt inclined to pick up Michael Vey and the Prisoner of Cell 25.  It helped MAJORLY in getting my feet off the ground, and made me want to talk about books! Through the past couple years as I’ve grown up I’ve been reading these with my Grandpa and it’s become a tradition to read the next Michael Vey book each year, but now, it’s finished. While I was not a fan of this last book, I do have to say that the series as a whole is AMAZINGLY well done, and I would highly recommend you check this out if you’re into some light Science fiction.

The Electroclan is facing a devastating loss: Michael is missing. What’s next?

The battle on the island of Hades ended with a devastating explosion that left the island a smoking ruin and much of Hatch’s army dead. Hatch survived, however, and while his plans have certainly suffered a setback, he’s more determined than ever to bring the world’s governments under his control. But first, he wants to wipe out the resistance and capture the remaining members of the Electroclan.

As Hatch’s forces storm into action, it seems nothing can stand in their way. The Electroclan is divided. The voice is captured, and Michael’s mother is being used as bait to lure the leader of the resistance out of hiding. Can anything—or anyone—stop the Elgen? Or is this the end?

I have to say, coming back into this world, getting back into the minds of these wonderful characters, it was refreshing and amazing. As soon as I started the first page I instantly found myself engaged in their success than in any other book from before.

One of the things I found that surprised me was the lack of the main character in the whole book. Instead, we followed the Tuvaluan Rebellion. It was a very interesting spin for a Michael Vey book, and I found myself pleasantly enjoying each and every second pertaining to it. I just loved how it showed how important everything was, and that Michael Vey and all of his friends played a HUGE part in their lives. Over the course of the other books you don’t really get to see the effects of what they’ve done, and in this book, you get to see EXACTLY what happens after the big battle in the last book.

While there were some great moments in this book, the majority of the book was not as nearly as good as the others. In the book, the MC Michael is all but absent for a large majority of the book.  By the time we actually see him roll around we really get no description or explanation and it’s actually pretty annoying. For me, I would’ve thought that if you name your book after the main character, it’s sort of important that he plays a big roll in the story. Thoughts? Or is it just me?

Another thing I disliked, (with the exception of 4 chapters) was the absence of all of the electric children. We spend 6 books building up to this point, we learn about their abilities, their motivations, their frustrations, and then all of that it tossed out of the window and ignored completely.  The most annoying this is that then, even after all this, the author chooses the two non-electric children as the central focus of the book. Out of at least a dozen of choices, he chooses them.

The book felt rushed, and we really had little to no character interaction between the electric children and the two non-electric children.  At this point in the series, I personally believe Richard (the author) was done writing Michael Vey books and he rushed the process to finish the series. In my opinion, he should have broken this last book into two, giving more time for the characters to progress, build up the momentum, and give more time for the story to progress.

Overall, this book was just okay. While I would recommend you give it a try, don’t go into it expecting all of your hopes and dreams for the series to come true. It was rushed, and too slow for my taste.



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My Top 3 Books I want to read this summer.

Hey guys,

So with summer rolling around, I thought I’d give you a peek into what my reading plans are for this AMAZING vacation. I know it’s a bit early, but I still can’t help dreaming about it every second I get a chance.

1.The Dark Prophecy

Do I really need to talk about this? For those who are new to my blog, I love Rick Riordan’s work. Like, a lOT! I have a shirt, all the books in hardcover, toys, trinkets, and boxed sets. So why wouldn’t I?

I have the shirt, the books, the toys, trinkets, and boxed sets. So why wouldn’t I waste all my money on this? I rated the first book 4-stars, so I’m eager to go back into the world and learn what’s happened.


2. Flamecaster

Yes, another fantasy book. In case you haven’t gotten the hint, I READ FANTASY!  I love magic, sorcery, and literally everything abnormal. I know it’s weird, but get used to it.

Cinda Williams Chima has always written good books in my opinion. Her “Warrior Heir” series was one of the major series that influenced me into creating a book blog. Without her work, I don’t know if I’d be here on this blog at all.


3. The Fires of Calderon

Has anybody seen Lindsay Cummings videos on youtube? She’s SOOO inspiring to me. This is one of the books she’s written, and what I like about her most is that she’s always so honest. I LOVED following her writing journey on youtube and have been dying to read one of her books. So when I saw that this was out, I immediately included this on my list.

From what I can tell by the cover, this book is filled with dragons. I also love dragons. So I can already tell that I’ll enjoy this. *Smiles*


That’s it! Those are the top three books I HAVE to read this summer. Hopefully, everyone is having a good end of school! Good luck to those that still have to take Finals, I know the feeling, it sucks.

Thank’s for reading, I’ll have another post up soon.