Crown of Feathers by Nicki Pau Preto



I had a sister, once…

In a world ruled by fierce warrior queens, a grand empire was built upon the backs of Phoenix Riders—legendary heroes who soared through the sky on wings of fire—until a war between two sisters ripped it all apart.

I promised her the throne would not come between us.

Sixteen years later, Veronyka is a war orphan who dreams of becoming a Phoenix Rider from the stories of old. After a shocking betrayal from her controlling sister, Veronyka strikes out alone to find the Riders—even if that means disguising herself as a boy to join their ranks.

But it is a fact of life that one must kill or be killed. Rule or be ruled.

Just as Veronyka finally feels like she belongs, her sister turns up and reveals a tangled web of lies between them that will change everything. And meanwhile, the new empire has learned of the Riders’ return and intends to destroy them once and for all.

Sometimes the title of queen is given. Sometimes it must be taken.

Sometimes the title of queen is given. Sometimes it must be taken.”

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Reflection on 3 Years of Book Blogging

Holy cow, has it already been 3 years? Where has time gone!!

I don’t even know where to begin.

This blog has grown into more than I could have ever imagined it to be. Especially over this past year. 3 years is a huge milestone.

Starting off, I want to thank you guys, the readers and the followers. You guys have been my support system during the good times and the bad. Anyone who even just comes to the blog and reads one post has a special place in my heart. You guys have been able to give me some amazing opportunities over these past 3 years. I’ve been able to host read-a-thon. I’ve done sponsored posts. I’ve gone to some amazing bookish events. All thanks to you guys.

To the authors, publishers, and companies who have reached out to me for books to review. You are all amazing. I’ve been able to make amazing memories with so many of you just by you reaching out. Even if it’s just reviewing one book, along with that comes a memory attached. I know I say this every year but I’ll say it again, if I have not reviewed a book that I’ve been sent, I’ll get to it. I’m going to make an effort to do that this year!

And I also wanted to give a quick shoutout to all those subscribed to my YouTube channel. We’ll be hitting 3 years over there in just a couple of days (which is also insane!). When I kind of took a break from the blog at certain points last year, so many of you checked out my YouTube channel to see what I was up to. That means the world to me. I hate to be the person to do this but if you haven’t checked out my channel already (I’ll go ahead and link it here!), I would mean the world if you went over and subscribed!! We are trying to hit 1k subs by the end of the year so if you did subscribed, it really would mean the world to me.

I want to close this out by just saying thank you. Every single one of you. Whether you are brand new or a long time follower. Thank you. I love you all from the bottom of my heart and I can’t wait to see what year 4 will hold for us!

God Bless!


May 2019 TBR!!

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

May is going to be to busy of a month for me. By the time you guys are reading this post, my final exams will be over for the spring semester. The only thing going on this month will be work so that will be keeping me busy.

With that said, I really want to focus on beating this reading slump this month. It has been almost exactly a year since it hit so it’s about time for it to end. I will be doing one read-a-thon this month called Lost-a-Thon but I will just be using the books on this TBR to fulfill the challenges!

With all that out of the way, here is my very ambitious TBR for May!!

  • Crown of Feathers by Nicki Pau Preto (already finished!)
  • Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas (currently rereading)
  • Empire of Storms by Sarah J. Maas (reread)
  • Salem’s Lot by Stephen King
  • Unwind by Neal Shusterman (Top 10 to Read in 2019)
  • The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon (currently reading) (my book club’s book of the month for May!)
  • Peace and Turmoil by Elliot Brooks (currently reading)
  • Zenith by Sasha Alsberg and Lindsay Cummings (reread)
  • The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling (Top 10 to Read in 2019)
  • The Wicked King by Holly Black
  • Star Wars: The Princess, The Scoundrel, and The Farmboy by Alexandra Bracken

So yeah. There’s my TBR for May. As always I will have full reviews for all of these books (except for Throne of Glass and Empire of Storms who’s reviews are linked) up here on the blog as soon as I finish them. I will also try to get reviews for some of these up on my YouTube channel as well (Throne of Glass and Empire of Storms are already reviewed in a series review!)!

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

Happy Reading!!

April 2019 Wrap Up!!

Hey guys!! Today I am here to tell you about all the books that I read in April!!

April was kind of a weird reading month for me. If you guys saw me TBR (which you can find here!), you would have seen all of the read-a-thons that I was participating in plus all the other books that weren’t for read-a-thons that I wanted to read.

It was a crazy TBR.

With that said, I think that it worked out for the better. I feel that I am slowly getting out of my reading slump and though I only finished 3 books (and DNF’d one) last month, at least that something.

With all that out of the way, here are my monthly stats and all the books that I managed to read!!


  • Books Read: 3
  • DNF’s: 1
  • Physical books: 4
  • E-books: 0
  • Audiobooks: 0
  • ARCs/review books: 0
  • Ratings:
    • 1 star: 1
    • 2 stars: 0
    • 3 stars: 1
    • 4 stars: 1
    • 5 stars: 1
  • Read-a-thons: 2
  • Genres:
    • Fantasy: 0
    • Sci-fi: 0
    • Historical Fiction: 1
    • Contemporary: 1
    • Thriller/Mystery/Horror: 0
    • Other : 2 (1 dystopian, 1 magical realism)

Books Read

  • The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid (DNF’d at 294 pages): 1/5
  • The Murder Complex by Lindsay Cummings: 4/5
  • Heaven and Earth by Nora Roberts: 3/5
  • The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang: 5/5

So those are all of the books that I read this past month!! As always I have full reviews for all of the books (except The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo) up here on the blog and I will have a full video review of The Kiss Quotient up on my YouTube channel sometime this week!!

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

The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang (a review by someone on the Autism Spectrum!)



“A heartwarming and refreshing debut novel that proves one thing: there’s not enough data in the world to predict what will make your heart tick.

Stella Lane thinks math is the only thing that unites the universe. She comes up with algorithms to predict customer purchases–a job that has given her more money than she knows what to do with, and way less experience in the dating department than the average thirty-year-old.

It doesn’t help that Stella has Asperger’s and French kissing reminds her of a shark getting its teeth cleaned by pilot fish. Her conclusion: she needs lots of practice–with a professional. Which is why she hires escort Michael Phan. The Vietnamese and Swedish stunner can’t afford to turn down Stella’s offer, and agrees to help her check off all the boxes on her lesson plan–from foreplay to more-than-missionary position…

Before long, Stella not only learns to appreciate his kisses, but to crave all the other things he’s making her feel. Soon, their no-nonsense partnership starts making a strange kind of sense. And the pattern that emerges will convince Stella that love is the best kind of logic…”

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Heaven and Earth by Nora Roberts



“#1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts delivers the second book in her Three Sisters Island trilogy, novels of friendships made and hearts lost, of legends, lovers, and longing.

Ripley Todd just wants to live a quiet, peaceful kind of life. Her job as a sheriff’s deputy keeps her busy and happy, and she has no trouble finding men when she wants them–which, lately, isn’t all that often. She’s perfectly content except for one thing: She has special powers that both frighten and confuse her–and though she tries hard to hide them, she can’t get them under control.

Distraction soon arrives in the handsome form of MacAllister Brooks–a researcher who has come to investigate the rumors of witchcraft that haunt Three Sisters Island. Right from the start, he knows there’s something extraordinary about Ripley Todd. It’s not her blazing green eyes and sultry smile. There’s something else. Something he can detect, but she’ll never admit. Fascinated by her struggle with her amazing abilities, he becomes determined to help her accept who she is–and find the courage to open her heart.

But before Ripley and Mac can dream of what lies in the future, they must confront the pain of the past. For Three Sisters shelters centuries of secrets–and a legacy of danger that plagues them still…”

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The Murder Complex by Lindsay Cummings



An action-packed, blood-soaked, futuristic debut thriller set in a world where the murder rate is higher than the birthrate. For fans of Moira Young’s Dust Lands series, La Femme Nikita, and the movie Hanna.

Meadow Woodson, a fifteen-year-old girl who has been trained by her father to fight, to kill, and to survive in any situation, lives with her family on a houseboat in Florida. The state is controlled by The Murder Complex, an organization that tracks the population with precision.

The plot starts to thicken when Meadow meets Zephyr James, who is—although he doesn’t know it—one of the MC’s programmed assassins. Is their meeting a coincidence? Destiny? Or part of a terrifying strategy? And will Zephyr keep Meadow from discovering the haunting truth about her family?

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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!

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!


  • 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)



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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