April 2019 TBR!

Hey guys!! Today I am here to tell you about all the books that I plan on reading during the month of April!!

I HAVE VERY AMBIOTIOUS PLANS for my reading in April. I am participating in 2 read-a-thons: the O.W.LS. magical read-a-thon (April 1-30) and the Booklist read-a-thon (April 1-7). Plus on top of that, the semester is winding down at school.

So it’s going to be a crazy month.

With that said, here are all of the books that I plan on reading this month!!

O.W.L.S Magical Read-a-Thon TBR

*Hosted by Book Roast*

  • History of Magic: read a book published at least 10 years ago: Heaven and Earth by Nora Roberts
  • Muggle Studies: read a contemporary: The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang
  • Transfiguration (for a subject of my choosing): read a book with a red cover or sprayed edges: Crown of Feathers by Nicki Pau Preto

BookList Read-a-Thon TBR

*Hosted by Sarah’s Nightstand and Lindsey’s Little Library

  • Read a 5 star prediction: The Murder Complex by Lindsay Cummings (currently reading)
  • Read a book Sarah or Lindsey has recommended: The Nightingale by Kristen Hannah
  • Read a new to you author: Pride by Ibi Zoboi
  • Read a book starting with either the letters “L” or “S”: Shadow of the Fox by Julie Kagawa
  • Read a book that’s on your “list”: Peace and Turmoil by Elliot Brooks (currently reading)

Other Books I Want to Read

As always I will full review for all of these books (except for Throne of Glass and Empire of Storms) up here on the blog and as many as I can on my YouTube channel as soon as I finish them!

What are you guys reading in April? Let me know in the comments!!

Happy Reading!

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March 2019 Wrap Up!

Hey guys!! Today I am here to tell you about how my reading month went in March!

It didn’t go as a planned.

I had very ambitious goals set for this month as I felt that I was FINALLY getting out of my reading slump. But that was, unfortunately not the case. The month started off strong but slowly went down hill as school and work continued to take over my life.

But I did manage to finish 1 book.

So here are all my stats and the book that I read this month!

Stats

  • Books read: 1
  • DNF’s: 0
  • Physical or E-book: physical
  • Format: paperback
  • ARC/review book: 1
  • Rating: 3 stars
  • Read-a-Thons participated in: 1 (I also co-hosted this)

Books Read

  • The Stranger Diaries by Elle Griffiths (sent to me as an ARC by the publisher): 3/5

So yeah. It wasn’t the best reading month but its better than nothing! As always, I have a full review for The Stranger Diaries up here on the blog for you guys to check out!!

What did you guys read this month? Let me know in the comments!!

The Stranger Diaries by Elle Griffiths (ARC Review)

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Synopsis:

From the author of the beloved Ruth Galloway series, a modern gothic mystery for fans of Magpie Murders and The Lake House.

Clare Cassidy is no stranger to murder. A high school English teacher specializing in the Gothic writer R. M. Holland, she teaches a course on it every year. But when one of Clare’s colleagues and closest friends is found dead, with a line from R. M. Holland’s most famous story, “The Stranger,” left by her body, Clare is horrified to see her life collide with the storylines of her favourite literature.

To make matters worse, the police suspect the killer is someone Clare knows. Unsure whom to trust, she turns to her closest confidant, her diary, the only outlet she has for her darkest suspicions and fears about the case. Then one day she notices something odd. Writing that isn’t hers, left on the page of an old diary: “Hallo, Clare. You don’t know me.”

Clare becomes more certain than ever: “The Stranger” has come to terrifying life. But can the ending be rewritten in time?

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Music-a-Thon Announcement and TBR!

Hey guys!! I hope you are all doing well! Today I am here to do an announcement for the Music-a-Thon! This is going up later than I anticipated but better late than never!

So if you guys haven’t heard of the Music-a-Thon before, it is a week long read-a-thon all about reading books that have to do with music. I created this with my good friend Mady over at Miss Mady Reads (be sure to check her out!) last year and I had a blast hosting the first round of it.

So we are back for a second round!

Here are all the details for what you need to know!

Dates: March 25th-31, 2019

Hashtag: #musicreadathon

Hosts:

Mady:
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo1gYrETdGMlaxf3NLsoryw
Twitter: @missmadyreads
Instagram: @missmadyreads

Jackie:
YouTube: youtube.com/evilqueenbooks
Twitter: @evilqueenbooks
Instagram: @evilqueenbooks

Music-a-Thon Socials

Twitter: @musicathon

Instagram: @musicathon

Reading Challenges

1. Read a book that has to do with music.
2. Read a book with a musical instrument on the cover.
3. Read a book that has a song title or lyrics in the title.
4. Reread a book that reminds you of a song.
5. Read a book by an author who has the same first and/or last name of your favorite artist. (It counts if the author’s name is spelled differently from the artist. For example, Sarah J Maas can work for Sara Bareilles)
6. Read a book that has a music term in the title. (ex: “song”, “music”, “guitar”, “note”)
BONUS CHALLENGE: Read a book while listening to music.

I am also doing a giveaway as a way to give back to you guys!!

Here are the rules:

  1. US AND CANADA ONLY (sorry to the international readers!! An international giveaway will be happening in May!)
  2. Must be 18 years or older or have parent’s permission to enter
  3. Must be subscribed to both me and Mady
  4. Leave a comment saying what you plan on reading during the read-a-thon!!

If you follow those rules, you will automatically be entered to win a copy of Gray by Pete Wentz!!

Giveaway ends at midnight EST on March 31st and the winner will be announced on April 1st!

So that’s my announcement!! I hope you guys come and join in on the fun!!

Again be sure to leave me a comment letting me know what you plan on reading to enter the giveaway!!

Happy Reading!!

 

March 2019 TBR!

Hey guys! Today I am here to tell you about the books that I plan on reading in March!

So I know this is going up later in the month than it usually is, but the first week of March was a little busy for me. I have big plans for reading this month. After my great reading month last month, I think that I am starting to slowly come out of my reading slump. So, though my TBR is short, I’m hoping to get a lot done this month.

So with that said, here are the books I plan on reading!

  • Peace and Turmoil by Elliot Brooks (ARC sent to me for review from the author) (currently reading)
  • The Stranger Diaries by Elle Griffiths (ARC sent to me for review by the publisher) (currently reading)
  • Empire of Storms by Sarah J. Maas (reread)
  • On the Come Up by Angie Thomas (my book club’s book of the month)
  • Binge by Tyler Oakley

So yeah, that is all the books that I plan on reading! As always I will have full reviews for all of these books (except for Empire of Storms) up here on the blog and as many as I can up on my YouTube channel!

What do you plan on reading in March? Let me know in the comments!

Happy Reading!

February 2019 Wrap Up!

Hey guys! Today I am here to tell all of the books that I read in February!

So February was a great reading month. Even though I was quite busy with school starting back up and work being insanely busy, I managed to finish 3 books and DNF 1.

I think (knock on wood) that I am FINALLY coming out of my reading slump!

So with all that said, here are my stats and the books that I read this past month!

Stats

  • Books read: 3
  • Dnfs: 1
  • Physical or E-book: 3 physical, 1 audio
  • Format: hardcover, audio
  • ARC/review books: none
  • Ratings: 1 with no rating, the others between 4 and 5 stars
  • Read-a-Thons participated in: 1

Books Read

  • Strange the Dreamer by Lani Taylor: No rating DNF’d at 204 pages
  • Allegiant by Veronica Roth (read on audio): 4/5
  • Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith by Matthew Stover (reread): 5/5
  • Gray by Pete Wentz (reread): 5/5

I will say before I wrap this up that, even though I DNF’d it, I may come back to Strange the Dreamer in the future. If you guys can push me to do that, I will so let me know in the comments!

So that is all of the books that I read in February! As always, I have full reviews for all of these books up here on the blog and I have video reviews for Gray and Revenge of the Sith up on my YouTube channel (which you can check out here!)

What did you guys read in February? Let me know in the comments!

Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith by Matthew Stover (Book and Movie Review!)

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So I’ve decided to split this review into 2 parts: reviewing this book as a whole and then comparing it to its movie.

Star Wars Episode III Revenge of the Sith is MY FAVORITE MOVIE OF ALL TIME. I have rewatched it more times than I can count since it first saw it. I picked this book up back in 2010 at the height of my Star Wars obsession.

I’ve also reread it countless times since then.

So I am going to start off with talking about the movie and why its my favorite of all time and then I’ll tell you guys my feelings about the book.

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Allegiant by Veronica Roth (Audiobook review)

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Synopsis:

The faction-based society that Tris Prior once believed in is shattered – fractured by violence and power struggles and scarred by loss and betrayal. So when offered a chance to explore the world past the limits she’s known, Tris is ready. Perhaps beyond the fence, she and Tobias will find a simple new life together, free from complicated lies, tangled loyalties, and painful memories.

But Tris’s new reality is even more alarming than the one she left behind. Old discoveries are quickly rendered meaningliess. Explosive new truths change the hearts of those she loves. And once again, Tris must battle to comprehend to complexities of human nature – and of herself – while facing impossible choices about courage, allegiance, sacrifice, and love.

Told from a riveting dual perspective, ALLEGIANT, by #1 New York Times best-selling author Veronica Roth, brings the DIVERGENT series to a powerful conclusion while revealing the secrets of the dystopian world that has captivated millions of readers in DIVERGENT and INSURGENT. ”

*Narrated by Emma Galvin and Aaron Stanford*

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February 2019 TBR!

Hey guys! Today I’m here to tell you about all the books I plan on reading in February!

So I have given myself a pretty ambitious TBR for this month. In a way it works in my favor due to the fact that I have nothing major going on this month besides work and school.

With that said, here are the books I plan on reading!

  • Strange the Dreamer by Lani Taylor (DNF’d)
  • Empire of Storms by Sarah J. Maas (reread)
  • The Cruel Prince by Holly Black (reread)
  • The Wicked King by Holly Black
  • The Red Address Book by Sofia Lundberg (sent to me for review by the publisher)
  • Break the Bodies, Haunt the Bones by Micah Dean Hicks (sent to me for review by the publisher)
  • Last Woman Standing by Amy Gentry (sent to me for review by the publisher)
  • Kingdom Cold by Britini Chenelle (ARC sent to me for review by the author)
  • The Stranger Diaries by Elle Griffiths (sent to me for review by the publisher)
  • Empress of All Seasons by Emiko Jean (my book club’s February book of the month!)

So that is what I plan on reading this month. As always I will have full reviews for all of the books up on the blog and my YouTube channel as soon as I finish them!

What are you planning on reading this month? Let me know in the comments!

Happy Reading!

January 2019 Wrap Up!!

Hey guys!! Today I am here to tell you how my reading month went in January 2019!!

So I would say that I started off the new year great. The first 2 weeks of January were awesome as far as how my reading went. Unfortunately, my reading slump showed its ugly head once again and the last 2 weeks of the month didn’t go so well.

So with that said, I’m going to start off with some monthly stats. This is something new I did on my YouTube channel last year and I think it would be fun to do it here on the blog as well. Let me know what you guys think about it!

Stats

  • Books read: 1
  • Physical or ebook: physical
  • Format: traditional paperback
  • ARC/review books: none
  • Ratings: between a 4 and a 5
  • Read-a-Thons participated in: 1 (the Winter 2019 Biannual Bibliothon in which I was a blogger host)

Books I Read

  • I hate MySelfie by Shane Dawson: 4.5/5.

So yeah, that was my reading month in review you guys. I know, kind of short for this month but let’s hope February goes much better! As always I do have a full review for I Hate MySelfie up here on the blog!

What did you read in January?! Let me know in the comments!