Friday Reads and other things

It’s a super weird Friday for me. However, that’s not going to stop me from posting a Friday Reads. I really love this meme because it gives me a chance to catch up with you all and talk about what’s been going on.


I finished A Darker Shade of Magic (Shades of Magic #1) by V.E. Schwab and I loved all of it! I should’ve had my review out for today but I had decided to blog hop instead on Wednesday night and yesterday came out of nowhere. Chester Bennington’s death has hit me really hard and therefore the plans to finish the review were off the table. I’m not sure when I will have my review up but I am really aiming for this weekend or latest, Monday.




35558311I also finished Maroon Daydreams by Cheyenne Raine. It’s a poetry collection and this is another review that I will be tackling sometime in the next coming week. This collection was great and I cannot wait to read more by this author in the future.






Let’s talk about my new blog feature coming in August! In June I ran a poll asking about doing this new feature and 90% voted YES!! I am excited to announce that coming the second or third Thursday of August, Conspiracy Theory Thursday will be the name of my new blog feature. Conspiracy Theory Thursday will only happen once a month and if you have not guessed it, it’s all about conspiracy theory’s…yes I love conspiracy theories, I am a firm believer that there is more than what media/gov’t tells us. I am going to dedicate a post to one topic and the different theories surrounding that topic. So far I’ve thought of posting on aliens, mermaids, deja vu, area 51, the bermuda triangle, the lost world of atlantis..among other ones.

the actual purpose of friday reads:

I am reading Black Bird of the Gallows by Meg Kassel who I met during BookCon and she was a super sweetheart! I obtained an ARC of this beautiful book and it releases September 5th. Once I read the synopsis with my twin Lilly@LairOfBooks I knew I was going to like it. And let me tell you, I am loving this book! It definitely has some LUX vibes going on (without the aliens) but it’s set in a small town during winter and there are a bunch of crows everywhere. This is the perfect read for me since I despise summer and would love Autumn and Winter to get here.

A simple but forgotten truth: Where harbingers of death appear, the morgues will soon be full.

Angie Dovage can tell there’s more to Reece Fernandez than just the tall, brooding athlete who has her classmates swooning, but she can’t imagine his presence signals a tragedy that will devastate her small town. When something supernatural tries to attack her, Angie is thrown into a battle between good and evil she never saw coming. Right in the center of it is Reece—and he’s not human.

What’s more, she knows something most don’t. That the secrets her town holds could kill them all. But that’s only half as dangerous as falling in love with a harbinger of death.



that is all for today’s post! have you heard of the books mentioned above? i would love to know your thoughts on my conspiracy theory thursday blog feature. any specific theory request you have? i would love to know! let’s chat in the comments!

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26 thoughts on “Friday Reads and other things

  1. I am soooo looking forward to your new feature like over flowing with excitement . ADSOM … ughh sooo good cant wait to see what the rest of the world has in store . Sorry for the unexpected events but know theres alot of people.who have your back if you need anything keep.up the good work !

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  2. I am so excited for your conspiracy theory posts!! I’m going to be hooked on them. Their was a gentleman who was found dead (I forget his name) but I think he was very big on talking about Aliens and Area 51 etc. I will have to try to find out what his name was but I remember reading about it and how his mum didn’t believe the way they said he had died.

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  3. Super excited for your ADSOM review & your Conspiracy Theory feature in August twin!!! I’m gonna be all in there like swimwear lmao! Also, Black Bird of the Gallows is GORGE! & I can’t wait to see what you think and read it myself. LOVE LOVE LOVE dark reads & crows is def a 2017 thing, no complaints here since I luv them so muuuuchhhh *Rich Lux voice* ❤ ❤ ❤

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  4. 1) So freaking excited for you to read A Gathering of Shadow and A Conjuring of Light now! The Shades of Magic series is one of my absolute favorites of all times. I am jealous you get to experience it for the first time. I was not ready to let go this year.

    2) Ahhhhh! Conspiracy Theory Thursday sounds like such an awesome feature! I cannot wait to see what you have in store for us 🙂

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    • Thank you so much Amanda! I really hope to tackle AGOS and ACOL sometime in September, once I finish reading a lot of ARCs. I definitely didn’t want to marathon the series with the dreading thought of having to finish the books quick because of the ARCs, you know? That would’ve ruined my enjoyment.

      Thanks for the excitement of my new feature! I cannot waiiiiiiit

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  5. Conspiracy theories Thursdays sounds like the best feature ever. Cannot wait to see this. All of the topics you discussed sound amazing! ❤ I'm also really intrigued to see your final thoughts about Black Bird. It's one of my highly anticipated reads of the year, and I can't wait to see if it lives up to the thought process I had going on in my head. XD Wonderful post! 🙂


    • sorry i am responding so late! you were sitting on my spam for some odd reason, ugh! but thank you so much for being excited about my conspiracy theories, i am too!! eeeeeek! i thought black bird was disappointing, i have a full non-spoiler review on it if you want to check it out =/ i had such high hopes too ❤

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      • Oh no! For some odd reason, anytime I use my WordPress account to make a comment, it just automatically spends me to spam. XD I don’t know what I do.

        But yesssss. ❤ Can't wait! 🙂

        And oh no! I remember I did check it out, and now I'm kind of super debating about whether or not I want to read it. It didn't sound very pleasing and like what I was thinking it would be. 😦

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  6. Conspiracy theories Thursdays sounds like the best feature ever. Cannot wait to see this. All of the topics you discussed sound amazing! ❤ I'm also really intrigued to see your final thoughts about Black Bird. It's one of my highly anticipated reads of the year, and I can't wait to see if it lives up to the thought process I had going on in my head. XD Wonderful post! 🙂

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    • Thank you so much!! I cannot wait for the conspiracy theory feature and see what everyone thinks of it!

      I finished Black Bird of the Gallows yesterday and I have a lot of mixed emotions for this book, I’ll be discussing all of that in my non-spoiler review. However, I will tell you that I ended up disappointed because I had high hopes.

      Thank you so much for stopping by and for following!!!!! *cheesy smile* ❤


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