i freaking love the book series ok



Here is a list of books I have read this year that I have enjoyed so much I either will buy a copy for my shelves or already did.

Uprooted - Naomi Novik (What an adventure! I loved this book from beginning to end)

Deathless - Catherynne M. Valente (Ok, I can admit I didn’t understand a lot of what happened in this book because I didn’t understand a lot of the Russian literature references - BUT THAT DID NOT STOP ME FROM LOVING THIS BOOK! Holy smokes what a book - Instant Fave.)

The Bear and the Nightingale - Katherine Arden (’The Girl in the Tower’ is coming out in December and I am sooooo freaking excited!!!!)

Poison Study - Maria Snyder (I will try and pick up the other books in the series later on, but I enjoyed the first one and at times had a TOG feel)

The Night Mark and The Bourbon Thief - Tiffany Reisz (You can check my blog for my feels on these two books - quick and beautiful reads but prepare to be WRECKED by ‘The Bourbon Thief’ - I’m still recovering)

Blackwood and The Bad Guy - Celia Aaron (This author is magic! She writes erotica with plot so good! I buddy read ‘Blackwood’ with @propshophannah and we are both enthusiastic about it - it has a dark, mysterious feel and I could not get enough. My only complaint is that there is not more of it - I WANT MORE. So hot. SO HOT. ‘The Bad Guy’ was not AS good as ‘Blackwood’ but I still couldn’t put it down.)

The Arcana Chronicles - Kreslie Cole (I just really enjoyed them, not Earth shattering or anything but such an interesting plot with twists and turns and so many characters - I WAS SUCKED INTO THIS SERIES! And I need the next one pronto.

Labyrinth Lost - Cordia Zoraida (I didn’t finish this one but I intend to go back because it was really good but another book caught my attention more and put this one on Hiatus. If you haven’t already, pick up this book!)

Alex, Approximately and The Anatomical Shape of My Heart - Jenn Bennett (Both of these books were great, fun, quick reads that I LOVED the characters and locations)

Royally Screwed and Royally Matched - Emma Chase (Thanks @propshophannah for getting me into these two books of the same series - SO FUN. SO HOT. Ah I just loved them! You will have a huge smile on your face for most of these books. Looking forward to the next book ‘Royally Endowed’) also Hanna got me into the Off Campus series by Elle Kennedy and I breezed through them super hot super good.

Looking for sexy reads? PICK UP BOOKS BY CARA MCKENNA AND KYLIE SCOTT. I have read Curio and the Curio Vignettes, After Hours, Willing Victim and Brutal Game by Cara Mckenna and then the Stage Dive (4 books) and Dive Bar (still releasing, 2 so far) series by Kylie Scott and they are pretty much all panty disintegrating.

I’d also like to throw out there that anything by Morgan Matson has been a super enjoyable read for me. Starting with ‘Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour’ which sparked my Wanderlust but each of her books I read super fast because she has lovable characters, emotional conflicts, and great writing style. Check out also by her Second Chance Summer (Get your tissues ready though), Since You’ve Been Gone (Makes me feel young and adventurous), and The Unexpected Everything (So fun, Lovable).

My reviews for The Red - Tiffany Reisz (whooooooa) and Ten Days with the Highlander (Yipee!) are posted and I recommend.

I think I may have read these last year and previous years but I also loved loved loved ‘Vicious’ by V.E. Schwab, The Bungalow and The Violets of March will always be faves of mine by Sarah Jio, Pretty much ANYTHING by Libba Bray - The next installment of the Diviners series is coming out soon and I could not recommend that series more and her book Beauty Queens is so wacky but enjoyable. I will scream from the mountaintops about ‘The Night Circus’ by Erin Morgenstern for the rest of my life. It’s my thing. ‘The Bronze Horseman’ was epic (and the other two installments were OK and I read them to complete the story) but TBH was…..fantastic. The Death and Life of Charlie St. Cloud by Ben Sherwood  is an instafave. Also I think it goes without saying that ACOTAR and TOG novels are a automatic read that I always enjoy. aaaaaaaand TID,TMI, TDA, etc by CC are also instareads for me. I preorder/buy those babies immediately. The Wrath and the Dawn + The Rose and the Dagger by Renee Ahdieh were so freaking beautiful that I had preordered and sucked down Flame in the Mist (and looking forward to the next installment). OH OH OH and The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah was so moving.

So I am probably missing a ton but this is a short list of books I will soapbox for.

Currently reading: Return to your skin by Luz Gabás , The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee and Geisha: A Life by Mineko Iwasaki

I am checking out your recommendations @sassyreads and if you have any others I’d love to hear about them.


look what else came to me… nice. these books are so gorgeous and i’m so in love with the art and they came in such a pretty bag like god. ok i knew it was pretty but it’s even better in person. thanks to @kahlilravishans for never having any freaking chill and to @brightfallenstars for giving us these wonderful books. 

We’re just going to do this forever but hey it’s fun.

Tagged this time around by @madluv​ 

the rules
- always post the rules
-  answer the questions given to you by the person who tagged you
- write 11 questions of your own
- tag 11 people

my questions

1. what song do you want played at your funeral?

I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead/Bon Jovi – would be appropriate and really it fits me 100%

2. what is your favourite book genre to read?

Is smut a genre?  hahahahahaha

OK other than that, I love biographies, especially about people with more interesting lives than mine, like rock stars.  And about historical figures because I’m fascinated by things like how people lived in Cleopatra’s time…what their day to day life was really like.

3. what is your favourite trope / cliche?

I freaking love immortals. I am a Highlander TV series fan from way back.  Didn’t watch it originally but got hooked on it in reruns.  I love Evenstar24′s story where her Joker is immortal.  

5. what is your best personality trait?

I am very calm.  I am calm in a crisis, I’m calm on a day to day basis, I can be logical and solution-oriented when everyone else is flipping out or someone is hurt or bleeding, which has come in handy many times.  

6. where would you like to see yourself in five years?

Writing for a television show and living in a beach house. :-)

7. what is your relationship status?

Remember when Facebook used to let you say “it’s complicated” ?  That.  I mean, he asked his daughter today to tell me a riddle and see if I could answer it and it turned out it was a test to see if you are a sociopath.  I am not, by the way. His ex wife is.  Well duh.  And this story tells you all you need to know about us.  

8. what was your favourite childhood toy?

My model horses. Now I have real ones.

9. travel back in time for a week, or visit the future?

Back in time!  I’m sorry but I wouldn’t even be adventurous, I’d just be 20 year old me again for a week because it was that awesome.  

10. favourite disney movie?

101 Dalmations

11. what made you smile today?

See #7.  

OK, my questions to YOU

1.  What is one of your all-time favorite fanfics, with a link? (Because who isn’t always looking for something good to read!)

2.  What do you want to do the most that you haven’t done for no reason other than fear/anxiety?

3.  Would you ever want to run for political office?  

4.  Do you remember the first person you had a crush on?  What was their first name and how old were you?

5.  What’s your drink order at Starbucks?

6.  Have you ever volunteered for a charity? What kind?

7.  You can have any car in the world.  Which one?

8.  Have you ever participated in a protest?  What was it about?

9.  Are you bilingual?  Which languages?

10.  Have you lived in more than one country?  Which ones?

11.  Beautiful nails, short business-like nails, or a biter?  (I admit to #3)

I’ll tag 11 but please feel free to answer if you’re not tagged. I love hearing about everybody!

@imnotwholewithoutyou @ladylannister95 @catherina1996 @ruinandcreationspassage @coldemort @psyizaroppi-138 @terra-ml  @sparethetragic @misomunch @bitk @heavenlydisaster

  • Me: *takes deep breath*
  • Me: I lo-
  • Anyone who has spent five seconds around me ever: yes, you love Keeper of the Lost cities, we know, you love Keeper of the Lost cities so much, that book series is the light of your life, you love it so much, you just love Keeper of the Lost Cities, we KNOW, you love Keeper of the Lost Cities you freaking love it, ok we know, we get it, YOU LOVE KEEPER OF THE LOST CITIES. WE GET IT.