Sunday, November 17, 2019

Book Review: The Wives of Henry VIII Tell All by Candace Fleming, M.T. Anderson, Stephanie Hemphill, Lisa Ann Sandell, Jennifer Donnelly, Linda Sue Park, and Deborah Hopkinson






Authors: Candace Fleming, M.T. Anderson, Stephanie Hemphill, Lisa Ann Sandell, Jennifer Donnelly, Linda Sue Park, and Deborah Hopkinson
Series: Stand-alone
Cover: Love how this cover uses the art style that was found in the time period where this book takes place. I think this is Anne Boleyn. Not quite sure, but let me know what you think.
Rating: 5/5 I finished this book so fast. I absolutely love shows like The Crown, so when I saw a book about Henry VIII, I decided to give it a shot. I fell in love with this book and highly recommend it if you're interested in the lives of Henry's six wives. 

Fatal Throne: The Wives of Henry VIII Tell All

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

The List Keeps Growing (#2)

Happy Tuesday everyone!

This is just a small update of what I've been doing and all the reasons why I haven't been posting. This year I wanted to read 20 books and well THAT'S NOT HAPPENING! I think I've read 8? That's so bad haha. I've been working and studying for some licenses for my work, which means 8 hour work day + 2-3 hours of studying. I just didn't have time for books. I DID read a couple of books which I have to write reviews on, so that will be coming soon. 

Any who, this post is all the books I've added on my TBR list. I have a grand total of 62 books I'd like to read now. This is a small list compared to other bloggers out there. Some have into the thousands!! I remember when I used to read a book a day. Where did all that time go?! Hopefully I can tackle most of these books down the road. Here are the new family members to my TBR list!

1. Four Dead Queens by Astrid Scholte

Four Dead Queens

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Anime Review: Carole & Tuesday

Where to Watch: Netflix
Episodes: 24
Genres: Drama, Music & Sci-Fi
Rating: 9/10 If you're interested in a cute anime with a heartwarming soundtrack, this is the anime for you!

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Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Book Review: Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi



Author: Tomi Adeyemi
Series: Book #1 in Legacy of Orïsha series.
Cover: Love the cover of this book. I love the tribal ink that is on her face. It brings a nice touch to her character.
Rating: 4/5 I really enjoyed the world of Children of Blood and Bone, but I didn't connect to the main character as much as I wished I could have. Still can't wait to read the next book of the series!

Children of Blood and Bone (Legacy of Orïsha, #1)

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

The Next Five (#6)

Hello everyone. Happy Tuesday!

Guys I'm soooooo behind on my reading goals for this year. I am about two books behind schedule and I hope I can get back on track. Why am I such a slow reader lol... Any who, here are the next five books I'll be reading. If you've read any of these books, let me know on a 5 star rating what your thoughts are on that book. No spoilers please!! All descriptions are taken from Goodreads.

1. Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

Children of Blood and Bone (Legacy of Orïsha, #1)

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Book Review: Sky in the Deep by Adrienne Young



Author: Adrienne Young
Series: Stand-Alone 
Cover: Cover is alright. The model doesn't really match up with what I thought Eelyn would look like. I feel like she has so much hair compared to the book description.
Rating: 4/5 This book took a while for it to get interesting. I think it took about halfway through the book for me to start getting invested.

Sky in the Deep

Saturday, May 11, 2019

My Vacation in Japan!

Happy Friday everyone!

Ever since I was a little kid reading manga and watching anime, I've always wanted to visit the beautiful country of Japan. I was able to spend a week in Japan and I have to say that I loved every second of it. I visited a total of five cities in Japan, Osaka, Kobe, Hamamatsu, Nagoya, and Tokyo. Since I visited mostly south Japan I hope to visit the northern side of Japan one day. Sorry for posting a bit later than scheduled. Any who, enjoy the pictures of Japan! Shameless plug of my Instagram since I posted pics there too: @elleinked

Sunday, May 5, 2019

Anime Review: KAGUYA-SAMA: LOVE IS WAR

Where to Watch: Crunchyroll
Episodes: 12
Genres: Comedy, Psychological, Romance & School Life
Rating: 10/10 DROP WHATEVER YOU'RE WATCHING AND GIVE THIS ANIME A CHANCE. JUST DO IT!!!

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Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Book Review: Peter Green and the Unliving Academy: This Book is Full of Dead People by Angelina Allsop




Author: Angelina Allsop
Series: Book 1 in The Unliving Chronicles 
Cover: This is such a cute cover. Love the art work of this design. I gotta say poor Pete xD He looks so terrified.
Rating: 3/5 I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Overall, I did enjoy the book. I do feel like this book is intended for someone a bit younger than I am. It reminds me of The Children of the Red King series, although they're two very different books.

Peter Green and the Unliving Academy: This Book is Full of Dead People (The Unliving Chronicles, #1)

Sunday, April 28, 2019

My Vacation in Vietnam!

Hello everyone. Happy Sunday!

So last month I took a month long vacation in Vietnam & Japan. It was a very long trip and I was definitely homesick. Although it was great and fun, there are a couple of BRUTAL things you have to deal with. For fun (not fun), I counted all the hours I was in the plane for and the total was *drum roll*... 42 HOURS... Yup, I was flying for 42 hours total. The total time for layover was 16 hours. 

Now, onto the more fun stuff, Vietnam!! It feels so weird coming from Seattle, WA at a nice ~50F (~10C) weather to Vietnam which was a blazing 85F (30C) AT NIGHT . I was wearing jeans and a jacket, sweating like I just came out of the shower inside the airport where they have AC. So, that was very nice lol... Overall, I don't have many pictures of Vietnam but I'll post as many as I can here. There is a lot of stealing in Vietnam, especially with phones, so anywhere I went, my phone was in my awesome fanny pack.

Friday, April 26, 2019

Commissioned Artwork by @elliemaplefox

Hello everyone!!

So I was getting bored with my old avatar. I really do love my old one and it'll always have a place in my heart because it's the first avatar ever, but I figured I needed to change things up a bit. I decided that every year, I'll try and get myself a new avatar made by a new artist. I love how every artist has a different style. So here is the new avatar down below :)!


Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Anime Review: Goblin Slayer

Where to Watch: Crunchyroll
Episodes: 12
Genres: Action, Adventure & Fantasy
Rating: 8/10 I heard so many good and bad things about this anime that I had to check it out. Curiosity killed the cat and satisfaction brought it back.

WARNING: PLEASE BE 17+ BEFORE WATCHING THIS ANIME. CONTAINS SENSITIVE MATERIAL SUCH AS RAPE, GORE, AND PROFANITY

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Saturday, April 20, 2019

Book Review: To Kill a Kingdom by Alexandra Christo



Author: Alexandra Christo
Series: Stand-alone 
Cover: I love the cover of this book so much! I even bought a copy of it to place on my bookshelf :)
Rating: 5/5 I never knew I needed this book in my life. I can't believe I waited this long to read it. JAKHFOEJCNALURNDMNAFE Just read it!!! 

To Kill a Kingdom

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

I AM BACK FROM VACATION!!!!

Hello everyone! Happy Tuesday~

Alright, I am really jet lagged so excuse any gibberish that may or may not make sense as I type this. I literally fell asleep at 6pm and now typing this at 12:30am :D because I can't sleep...(send help)... ORIGINALLY, I was planning to blog while I was on vacation, but things did not turn out as I planned. So this is what happened...

Friday, February 22, 2019

Around the Blogs (#2)

Happy Friday everyone!

This post is inspired by the lovely Chuckles over at their blog Chuckles Book Cave. The main reason why I started blogging was by reading wonderful blogs made by other people. It is always fun to read other people's reviews, blog tags, rants, or just posts about anything. I decided that I should post what blog posts I've read and one's that I liked. I read a lot of posts, but here are some that I enjoyed :)

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Anime Review: My Hero Academia (Season 3)

Where to Watch: Crunchyroll
Episodes: 12
Genres: Action, Comedy, School, and Super Powers
Rating: 10/10 This anime is becoming one of my favorite series ever. I'm becoming super attached to these characters!!

Boku no Hero Academia 3rd Season

Monday, February 18, 2019

Book Review: The Last to Let Go by Amber Smith



Author: Amber Smith
Series: Stand Alone 
Cover: I love how the title of this book covers the entire cover. The ball of tangled wires/string is a perfect representation of what this book is about. 
Rating: 3/5 The book was "mehhhh" from beginning to end. The entire book was very simple and just too plain(?). It is missing something to give it an extra boost to a 4 or 5 rating. 

The Last to Let Go

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Burying Myself in Webtoons (#3)

Hello everyone! Happy Saturday. 

This is another update to all of the webtoons that I am reading.  For those who don't know what a webtoon is, a webtoon is a digital comic strip that is published online. I absolutely love the art, story line, dedication and work that is involved in these comics. I'm still reading the webtoons from my previous posts, but here are some more webtoons that I would like to recommend to you all! Feel free to recommend me any webtoons that you know as well :)

1. Glacias by Yaruno & Nara

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Thursday, February 14, 2019

Unpopular Opinions Book Tag

Happy Thursday everyone!

I saw this book tag on Andrea's Bookish Thoughts and thought how fun it would be to do it myself. Everyone is different with different tastes. That being said, if I said I didn't like something, but you absolutely love it, that is 100% okay! If you end up doing this book tag, link it to me in the comment section. I would love to read it! Onto the tag. 

1. A popular book or series that you didn't like. 

Allegiant (Divergent, #3)

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Anime Review: Land of the Lustrous

Where to Watch: Amazon
Episodes: 12
Genres: Action, Drama, Fantasy, and Mystery
Rating: 9/10 I saw this anime somewhere on Youtube. After seeing it there, I immediately went and watch all 12 episodes. This is such a gorgeous anime. 

Houseki no Kuni

Sunday, February 10, 2019

Around the Blogs (#1)

Hello everyone. Happy Sunday/Monday!

This post is inspired by the lovely Chuckles over at their blog Chuckles Book Cave. The main reason why I started blogging was by reading wonderful blogs made by other people. It is always fun to read other people's reviews, blog tags, rants, or just posts about anything. I decided that I should post what blog posts I've read and one's that I liked. I read a lot of posts, but here are some that I enjoyed :)

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Book Review: Spelled by Betsy Schow

Author: Betsy Schow
Series: Yes - Book #1 in The Storymakers series.
Cover: I love how cute the cover is. I would totally wear those shoes if I had the chance!
Rating: 4/5 I thought this book was going to be just mediocre, but I was pleasantly surprised by it. It gave me a good chuckle here and there.

Spelled (The Storymakers, #1)

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

2018: A Year in Review

Happy Tuesday everyone!

I was reading Literary Feline's Year in Review and figured that I should write one for my own blog. She got her questions off of Jamie's blog at The Perpetual Page Turner. Overall, this is my first official full year of blogging. I have had many great reads in books, blogs, and other reviews. It has been an amazing wonderful year of blogging. Do you all have any New Year resolutions? I'm trying to lose weight, blog/read more, and get better at my job :) Okay, onto the review!