WWW Wednesday

Hi everyone! I thought I would participate in WWW Wednesday today. This meme is hosted by Sam over at Taking on a World of Words. You can link your blog post to Sam’s website that way we can interact and find other bloggers =)

The questions are:
1. What are you currently reading?
2. What did you recently finish reading?
3. What do you think you’ll read next?


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29385546This is a cheat but I will be starting it today lol. I received Warcross by Marie Lu at BookCon, after almost catching an anxiety attack because of the line and the madness that was behind it. No seriously, I almost did and I never want to go through that madness ever again. Which is why I didn’t even attempt to get Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo the following day because I knew it was going to be even worse! However, I got to meet Marie Lu and she’s a lovely human being! I cannot wait to see what I think of this book.

 

 

 

 

 


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28962906I recently finished Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco and I really liked this book! I rated SJTR a 4 star and I am hoping to have a non spoiler review up sometime this week, fingers crossed. I love the main character and how bad ass she is, especially in an era where misogyny is huge. She loves science and isn’t afraid to admit that she does even when people frown upon her for it.

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Since I am participating in #ARCAugust (click here for TBR post), the next two books will be ARCs that I also received at BookCon.

DO YOU NOTICE THE THEME HERE?!?! I AM LIVING FOR IT!!! YASSSS SLAY MY LIFE!! I cannot wait to read these two. I am really excited for all the reads. I really can’t wait to read Odd & True, a YA Paranormal Historical Fiction, I’ve seen mixed reviews for it which makes me really curious to see how I’ll feel about it. Hunting Prince Dracula is the second installment to Stalking Jack the Ripper and I am hoping for more amazingness!


any of these books are on your list? what are you currently reading? i would love to chat in the comments! hope you’re all having a great day!


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July Wrap-Up 2017

Always late to the monthly wrap-up party but heyyyyy I’m here!!! This month was slow in the reading department. I had family from Puerto Rico and we went out a lot plus I was getting ready for my first live reading event (I’ll get into that later in the post)!

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29396738-2Monstress, Vol. 1: Awakening by Marjorie M. Liu ★★★★ 
Genre: Graphic Novel, Adult
Finally picked this graphic novel up after it being out for like a year and OMG it was great!! The detailing, the story, the illustrations, the dialogue, the poet references, yessssss!!!! I have a non-spoiler review here.

 

 

 

 

 


35558311maroon daydreams by Cheyenne Raine ★★★★★ 
Genre: Poetry
Filled with beautiful vivid imagery, this collection of poetry will have you feeling love and light by the end of it. I have a short review with some of the poems here.

 

 

 

 

 

 


22055262A Darker Shade of Magic (Shades of Magic #1) by V.E. Schwab ★★★★★ 
Genre: Fantasy
After a few years, I finally read this fantastical book and it was amazing!!! I have a non-spoiler review here. I cannot wait to read the rest of the series in September! I miss Kell and Lila Bard, plus all the Londons!

 

 

 

 

 


33509076Black Bird of the Gallows by Meg Kassel ★★★ 
Genre: YA Paranormal
This book releases September 5th and I wrote a non-spoiler ARC review here. This one was a disappointment to me, I was really looking forward to it. However, if you miss reading books like LUX and Twilight, then I would definitely recommend this one for you.

 

 

 

 

 


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I HAD MY FIRST POETRY READING EVENT AND IT WENT GREAT!!!! It was at Bluestockings Bookstore located in New York City. This even was hosted by an amazing group called La Pluma Y La Tinta. This organization is all about helping PoC writers/poets. They dedicate their events to PoC and I think that’s so great because our voices should be heard just like any other. I got to read alongside other writers!

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Special shout out to my twin Lilly @ LairOfBooks for pulling through and showing her support!!! SHE DA BEST!!!!! Check out her super amazing diverse book blog! Why did i just notice that we were both wearing stripes?! *cries laughing* TWINNING!

 

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If you want to check out clips from my reading, I did a full thread on Twitter, click here ❤

 

 

 

 


Poetry Postings:
– my love poems are ghost stories


and that is all for today’s post! i am hoping that August will be a better reading month since i have officially joined #ARCAugust! what have you book nerds been up to? let’s chat in the comments!


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guess who’s joining #ARCAugust?! a chat and ARC TBR!

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You guessed it! I will be joining #ARCAugust! This is my very first time committing to something like this but I thought it would be perfect since I already had planned on reading all my September releases this month. On top of that, I get to chat up with other bloggers and we can motivate one another.

ARC August is being hosted by Read.Sleep.Repeat and if you click on their name, the link will take you to the sign up which I love because that way you get to meet other bloggers. On Read.Sleep.Repeat’s post you will find the rules (that are super easy to follow) and other things. They will be hosting two Twitter chats, the first one is on Monday August 7th at 8pm EST. The second chat will take place at the end of the month, Monday August 28, same time. You can use the hashtag #ARCAugust to check in ❤

Now a lot of you might not know this because I never did write a blog post about it but I attended BookCon this year with my twin Lilly @ LairOfBooks (she’s also joining ARC August, check out her linked post). Lilly and I snagged a lot of great books, therefore my ARC TBR for this month will feature some of the books that I obtained at BookCon. I actually don’t ever request ARCs for many reasons but that’s for another time. Let’s get into the ARCs!

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*please note that I will not be reading these in chronological order, you can blame my mood reading for that. they are however in order of publishing date. titles lead you to goodreads.

ALL THESE THREE HAVE THE SAME RELEASE DATE!!!! *cries for days* They all release September 12th. Covers shown are:

Both of these are also released on the same day, September 19th. Covers shown are:


let me know if you plan on joining #ARCAugust! are any of these books on your TBR? let’s chat in the comments!


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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.

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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.

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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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6 Month Blogiversary Winner!

Hello there!!!!!! Exactly one week ago I got to celebrate 6 months here in the blogosphere. If you want to check that post out then click here. I decided to do an ARC giveaway on three books:
Gilded Cage (Dark Gifts #1) by Vic James
The Hidden People by Alison Littlewood
Curious Minds (Knight and Moon #1) by Janet Evanovich and Phoef Sutton

Literally no one entered for Curious Minds which I found kind of sad and funny all at the same time. I think I’ll just do a twitter giveaway for it.

BUT ON TO THE WINNERS!!!! I placed all the names of each title in separate cups and chose from there.

img_6922The winner for Gilded Cage (Dark Gifts #1) by Vic James is:

Debby @ alwaysbooking

Definitely check out her blog! She has a wide range of taste in books and she has this feature on her blog called New Friend Friday, where she mentions bloggers. And I love this because I get to check out bloggers I never heard of before.

 

 

 

 


 

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Danielle @ Books, Vertigo, and Tea

I was laughing when her name came out the cup because when I first took a photo of this book last week, I instantly thought to myself “I think Danielle would like this book”..AND WOULD YOU LOOK AT THAT?!? Definitely check her out because she also has a wide range in books and her reviews are so neat and precise. Even when she doesn’t like a book!!

 

 


To the lovely ladies who won, please contact me here or DM me on Twitter =)

Thanks to everyone who entered!!!! In May when I make a year, I plan on doing another international giveaway for all ages. I also want to thank everyone again for following me and checking out my content, I super appreciate the time you take to check me out =)

October Wrap-Up and November TBR 2016

I’m skipping Mini-Review Monday because I honestly have had a crazy week and just haven’t had time for anything. I apologize for being absent with liking/commenting on blog post. Anyways!! I am so happy that October is over, can the rest of the year move along as well too? K, thanks.
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So…
umm..
I only read 2 books lol. I was busy watching Sons of Anarchy.

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Don’t mind if I do Jax. (I’m going to get so much
crap for this lol)

On to the books I read in October:

  1. Crooked Kingdom (Six of Crows #2) by Leigh Bardugo ★★★.75
    Fantasy, Young Adult
    I have not written a review for this book. I just felt really underwhelmed with all of it. That’s the best way to describe my feelings towards this one.
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  2. Gemina (The Illuminae File #2) by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff ★★★★★
    SciFi, Young Adult
    I have a rave review for Gemina here
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So this month I went to New York Comic Con with my brother and met up with my fave/book twin/book soulmate/friend Lilly @ Lair Of Books. We scored so many books!! Lol. I split the book haul into 2 parts. For Vol. 1 click here and for Vol. 2 click here

Writing wise, I posted 7 poems. 3 for my People I Once Knew segment and 4 personal. If you want to check out my poetry, click here for the page =)


November TBR (to be read)

I never have a monthly TBR planned out because
A. I’m a mood reader
B. I’m a mood reader
C. I’m a mood reader

HOWEVER!!! This month I have some ARCs and highly anticipated releases that I am definitely going to get too. So let’s get to it =)

  • Heartless by Marissa Meyer is a Young Adult Retelling where Marissa Meyer writes a prequel of Alice in Wonderland featuring Queen of Hearts as the main character. We get to meet a sweet girl by the name of Catherine and this is her story. I’m buddy reading this with Lilly since we snagged an ARC copy at Comic Con, if you want to read the full synopsis click here.
  • The Diabolic by S.J. Kincaid is a Young Adult SciFi novel about engineering beings rather humans, an empire, and rebellion.  Which is what I got from the slightly confusing synopsis. I also snagged an ARC of this book at Comic Con and for some reason I thought it released later in November but nope. Ugh!! If you want to read the full synopsis click here.
  • Replica by Lauren Oliver is another Young Adult SciFi book, yay to me that I’ve been reading more SciFi lately lol. This book is about clones Lyra and Gemma who do not live near one another at all and all of a sudden things go haywire for both Lyra and Gemma in which makes Gemma go to where Lyra is at. Both girls do not know one another, from what I gathered in the synopsis. If you want to read the full synopsis, click here.
  • Midnight Hour (Shadow Falls: After Dark #4) by C.C. Hunter is a Young Adult Paranormal story. I will not be including a brief synopsis because I feel like it would spoil. However, if you like boarding schools, witches, vampires, fairies, werewolves, a mix of everything paranormal then read the first book Born at Midnight =)

And that is it my friends! I hope you all have a lovely November, let me know in the comments if you’ve read any of these books, your thoughts, etc etc..I love to chit chat, it keeps me sane lol. What do you plan on reading this month?

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New York Comic Con Haul: Vol. 2

Hello! Welcome to Volume 2 of my New York Comic Con Book Haul. This post will feature all the ARCs (advanced reader copies) I received at Comic Con. Woooooo-hoooo I have so many to show you so I will go straight into it. Please note that the title of each book will lead you to the Goodreads page.

If you haven’t checked Volume 1 of this haul and would like to, then click here.

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This one goes in it’s own separate photo because they were not promoting this book at all. On the twitter page it said “stop by booth ___ and say the password ‘Jabberwock’ for a Heartless t-shirt”…I had screenshot the tweet and sent it to Lilly because they were promoting the shirt the day I couldn’t go. She had sent me a photo of the box that says “Open Me” and there was an ARC!!!! AHHHHHHH!!! We were so not expecting that at all. If you don’t know, Marissa Meyer is the author of The Lunar Chronicles (Cinder, Scarlet, Cress, Winter, etc.)

  • Heartless by Marissa Meyer 
    Genre: YA, Fantasy, Fairy Tale Retelling
    Release Date: November 8th, 2016

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  • The Hidden People by Alison Littlewood 
    Genre: Historical Fiction, Mystery
    Release Date: November 1, 2016
  • The Diabolic by S.J. Kincaid 
    Genre: YA, SciFi
    Release Date: November 1, 2016
  • Roseblood by A.G. Howard 
    Genre: YA, Retelling, Fantasy
    Release Date: January 10, 2017
  • The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden 
    Genre: Fantasy, Historical Fiction
    Release Date: January 17, 2017
  • The Edge of Everything by Jeff Giles 
    Genre: YA, Fantasy
    Release Date: January 31, 2017

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  • Gilded Cage (Dark Gifts #1) by Vic James 
    Genre: YA, Fantasy
    Release Date: February 14, 2017
  • All Our Wrong Todays by Elan Mastai
    Genre: SciFi, Time Travel
    Release Date: February 7, 2017
  • The Devil Crept In by Anna Ahlborn
    Genre: Horror, Mystery Thriller
    Release Date: February 7, 2017
  • The Last of August (Charlotte Holmes #2) by Brittany Cavallaro 
    Genre: YA, Mystery
    Release Date: February 14, 2017
  • Blood Rose Rebellion by Rosalyn Eves 
    Genre: YA, Fantasy, Historical Fiction
    Release Date: March 28, 2017

Are you interested in reading any of these books? Some of these sound so good!!!!


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