Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Book Review: Forest of a Thousand Lanterns by Julie C. Dao



Author: Julie C. Dao
Series: Yes - Book #1 in Rise of the Empress series. 
Cover: I believe there are two official covers for this book but the one down below is the one that I had. I love the cover. The cover fits so well with the story and not only is it elegant but also charming. Not to mention, I also love the title of this book. 
Rating: 3/5 This score was very hard for me to decide on. There were some chapters that I absolutely adored and other chapters where I got bored with the book. It wasn't the greatest book I've read this year and it wasn't the worst either. Overall, an average book.

Forest of a Thousand Lanterns (Rise of the Empress, #1)

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Anime Review: Free! - Iwatobi Swim Club

Where to Watch: Crunchyroll
Episodes: 12
Genres: Slice of Life, Comedy, Sports, Drama, and School
Rating: 7/10 Overall, this was an entertaining anime. I won't watch the second season, but I'm glad that I was able to understand what the hype of this anime was all about.

Image result for free iwatobi swim club poster

Friday, May 25, 2018

Young Adult Book Endings That I Hate

Happy Friday (Saturday for some people because I posted this mad late xD...) everyone!

Starting off with a little chit chat as usual. I am a little less than halfway through Forest of a Thousand Lanterns so there should be a review of the book coming out next week! The inspiration for this post is from the ending of the Red Queen series. I hate endings that leave me unsatisfied or frustrated. I want to read books that makes me wish I could read 100 pages more or leave an aching feeling in my heart for having the series end. So here are YA endings that I dislike. I will be using examples from certain books, but I won't say the title for spoiler reasons! 

Monday, May 21, 2018

Anime Review: Violet Evergarden

Where to Watch: Netflix
Episodes: 13
Genres: Slice of Life, Drama, and Fantasy
Rating: 9/10 if Netflix continues to pump out anime like Violet Evergarden, I am 100% down to watch them.

Image result for violet evergarden netflix poster

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Book Review: War Storm by Victoria Aveyard

Author: Victoria Aveyard
Series: Yes - Book #4 in Red Queen series. Final Book.
Cover: The cover is absolutely gorgeous. This series has the best covers ever. I love all the crowns and the vibrant red blood in all of them.
Rating: 5/5 Oh. My. God. What did I just read? Is this series seriously over? Like what do I do now? This was the book that I was waiting for ALL YEAR. It's done. It's over... My brain is still in after book coma...
Previous Reviews: King's Cage Review

War Storm (Red Queen, #4)

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Giveaway? Giveaway! Giveaway.

Hello everyone. Happy Tuesday!

As the title stated above, I am hosting my first giveaway! In honor of War Storm by Victoria Aveyard coming out today, I decided my giveaway book will be Red Queen. It will be a brand-new hardcover of Red Queen. So, who can enter the giveaway? Unfortunately, only U.S. residents :( Please make sure you're 18+ as well. You have to fill out the Rafflecopter form to participate! The giveaway will end on May 20th, 2018. I wish you all the best of luck and may the odds be ever in your favor!

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Book Review: Tower of Dawn by Sarah J. Maas

Author: Sarah J. Maas
Series: Yes - Book #6 in Throne of Glass series.
Cover: THIS COVER DOESN'T MATCH THE OTHER COVERS. I mean, it is still a very beautiful cover, but there's no Aelin :(
Rating: 5/5 This book is perfect. I loved everything about it. I cannot believe that there is just ONE more book in this series and then we're done. Over. NO MORE. There's nothing more that I love than reading a book that makes me squeal in delight.

Tower of Dawn (Throne of Glass, #6)

Thursday, May 10, 2018

What Makes a Good Book

Happy Thursday everyone!

Let's start off with a small chit-chat. I am almost done with Tower of Dawn by Sarah J. Maas, with 15% of the book left to read. I am loving it so expect a positive review to come out by next week! Everyone is a different type of reader with different preferences and ideas. When it comes to YA books, I believe I am pretty lax in judging them, but there are certain traits or story telling skills that make certain books better than others. Here are some things that I believe makes a good YA book for me. Remember! Everyone has different tastes.

Saturday, May 5, 2018

Burying Myself in Webtoons

Hello everyone. Happy Saturday! Happy Cinco de Mayo if you're celebrating that as well.

Sometimes I just need a break from reading words after words after words. When days like that appear, I usually find myself reading webtoons! A webtoon is digital comic strip that is published online. Its most common in South Korea and is completely vertical. I love webtoons because of their beautiful artworks and intense story lines. The really big downside to webtoons is that it takes 1-2 weeks for a new chapter/episode to be released. 90% of the time the authors of these webtoons are working on their comic AFTER their full-time job and busy life. In this post, I'm going to list the webtoons that I'm currently reading and loving <3

1. SubZero by Junepurrr

Image result for subzero junepurrr

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Book Review: Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake

Author: Kendare Blake
Series: Yes - Book #1 in Three Dark Crowns series.
Cover: Can we take like five minutes to admire how gorgeous the cover is? I was surfing around for books to read and I fell IN LOVE with this cover. I need to buy this book just to have because of how pretty it is <3
Rating: 5/5 I'm conflicted on deciding if I want to read the next book in the series or not RIGHT NOW. I hate waiting for books to release and since this series isn't finished, part of me wants to continue with another book before I pick up One Dark Throne. UGH I CAN'T DECIDE. I LOVE THIS BOOK.

Three Dark Crowns (Three Dark Crowns, #1)

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

~ Anime That I'm Currently Watching ~

Happy Tuesday everyone!

Let's start this post with a little chit-chat. I officially became a year older yesterday and yeah... Do I FEEL older? No. Not really, but at the same time I do. Weird right? I'm also almost done with Three Dark Queens with only 20% left of the book to read. So, book review should be out around this week or no later than next week! Onto the actual topic of the post! Here I'm just going to give a rundown of the anime I've finished and my thoughts on them PLUS talk about the new anime that I've started/continuing to watch. There may be spoilers.... You have been warned...

1. GARO -VANISHING LINE-

Image result for garo vanishing line