Top 10 Tuesday: Books on Spring TBR


Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. Each week there is a new topic for bloggers to choose and list their top ten. This week’s theme is Top Ten Books on my Spring TBR.

Here are my top 10:

I’m doing this in no particular order!

1.  Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly

Lilac Girls

I’ve been seeing good things about this. It’s been a while since I’ve read a WW2 novel. I’m still on a long waitlist at the library but I’m hoping to read it in the next couple months! 

2.  Daughter of the Pirate King & Daughter of the Siren Queen by Tricia Levenseller

This one I’m doing both as one. I’m trying really hard not to start series that are not finished. I have so many on going series right now. This is a duology, so it’s cool to start and finish! 🙂

Daughter of the Pirate King (Daughter of the Pirate King, #1)Daughter of the Siren Queen (Daughter of the Pirate King, #2)


3. Nightshade by Andrea Cremer

Nightshade (Nightshade #1; Nightshade World #4)

-Yes, I’m so behind. I have all these books and I want to start this series soon!

4. Restore Me by Tahereh Mafi

Restore Me (Shatter Me, #4)


5. Carry On by Rainbow Rowell

Carry On

I have had this sitting on my shelf for so long. It’s time to make it a priority! 

6.  Gathering Darkness, Frozen Tides, Crystal Storm & Immortal Reign by Morgan Rhodes. 

Gathering Darkness (Falling Kingdoms, #3)Frozen Tides (Falling Kingdoms, #4)Crystal Storm (Falling Kingdoms, #5)Immortal Reign (Falling Kingdoms, #6)


Here’s another series that I’m counting as one… I started this a few weeks ago and I know that I wont be able to stop. The next two books have arrived and I will be reading those the end of this week or next! 

7. Tempests & Slaughter by Tamora Pierce

Tempests and Slaughter (The Numair Chronicles, #1)


8.  An American Marriage by Tayari Jones

An American Marriage

9.  Sky in the Deep by Adrienne Young

Sky in the Deep

10. Scythe & Thunderhead by Neal Shusterman

Scythe (Arc of a Scythe, #1)

Thunderhead (Arc of a Scythe, #2)


Obviously, I’m going to be reading a lot more than these this Spring. This is just the list of sooner rather than later! I’m trying to get some TBR book from my bookshelves mixed in with new and hyped books. What do you want to read? Let me know! 


Review: Obsidio by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff

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4.5 stars

This was a great ending to the trilogy. I’m having a hard time even coming up with a review because my thoughts are just all over the place. Here goes..

This is a great series and there’s a reason why it’s so popular. I’m so sad that it is over. I was reading this book so fast that I realized I had about 100 pages left and wanted to stop. I didn’t want to finish.

The characters in this book are amazing. The way that they have developed and grown throughout the series is pretty special. They do not disappoint in this book.

Kady Grant is just as determined and has been through so much. Even so, she definitely doesn’t give up and I honestly don’t know how she does it. There’s a point in this book when you will think… Noooo… but it’s totally in her character! One of the best really. I still totally love her and Ezra. 

I really liked Nik and Hanna in this book too. They stepped up and really grew as people. Plus, Nik’s sarcasm makes for some tension breaking moments. He had great banter with several of the characters and it really helps that you can laugh. I love how these two didn’t just do the insta-all-consuming-you-are-my-everything thing. It took time and it was really great the way the authors handled it. 

Asha and Rhys, while I really liked their characters, I didn’t feel like we really got to know them. I feel like you could make a whole book just about them and the world they are living on. There’s so much there that got introduced and I would have liked more. I think that’s my only issue with the book. 

Ella reminds me so much of Lisbeth Salander from the Millennium series? Anyone? Especially, when they call her the spider hacker. Her vibe and awesome hacking skills just really reminded me of Lisbeth, whom I loved. So of course, I loved Ella too! 

Aiden… Oh Aiden… There’s a lot of change with Aiden but at the same time, not really. It’s really hard to explain and I don’t really want to ruin anything. I started to really feel for him though. 

There are also a lot of great supporting characters in this book! Finally, some adults that are helping out and looking after these kids! I really loved this series and this final book was a great ending.  There’s lots of action and interesting plot twists. It’s a really fast read too. I still think  one of the things that I love about this series is all the artistry. It’s quite beautiful and different.  This is one series that I know I will re-read! 



Goodreads Monday

Goodreads Monday is hosted by Lauren’s Page Turners.  All you have to do is show off a book from your TBR that you’re looking forward to reading.

I’m REALLY trying to tackle all the books I own and need TBR. I’ve gotten through a few but then there’s all these new and beautiful books coming out, constantly. I’m still trying to force myself to really attack my shelves. So, this is great and makes me remember why I bought it and wanted to read it so much. Here’s a book I’m really looking forward to on my TBR list. 

I’ve been seeing this posted all over. I recently purchased the second one with my HPB haul. I just posted about it (Check it out :)). 

Scythe by Neal Shusterman

Scythe (Arc of a Scythe, #1)

Scythe by Neal Shusterman

Published on: November 22, 2016

435 pages

Thou shalt kill.

A world with no hunger, no disease, no war, no misery. Humanity has conquered all those things, and has even conquered death. Now scythes are the only ones who can end life—and they are commanded to do so, in order to keep the size of the population under control.

Citra and Rowan are chosen to apprentice to a scythe—a role that neither wants. These teens must master the “art” of taking life, knowing that the consequence of failure could mean losing their own.


Have you read this? What did you think??

#BookHaul Half Price Books Sale!!

Okay, does anyone else love Half Price Books?? I always love when they have sales! Especially, when you get days of 40-50% off, EVEN new books! Score! I make plans and have a system. The M&T are 20% off one item, W&TH are 30% off one item, F&SAT are 40% off one item and Sunday is 50% off one item.  Don’t forget that if you have more than one HPB in your city, you can hit up any and all, once a day!

What I normally do is start with the cheapest books at the beginning of the week, duh! For example, a lot of the used paperback books are 4.99-5.99. So, if I need or want to read any of those, I use my 20% off then. The 30% off I use for the same.

Now, if there are used hardcover books that I need/want, I use the 40% off for those. I normally, try to hit up two of my HPB stores on the higher percentage days. I have two within 15 minutes of each other, I’m lucky. 

On Sunday, my husband will come with me, so he can also use a coupon for me. Sometimes he gets books/puzzles or whatever. Right now, he’s doing a lot of studying, so reading has been put to the side for a few years. We are close to being done though! Anyways, this past Sunday, my husband and I hit up THREE HPB locations! One, we had never been to. I have the paper coupon to prove it.. 🙂   

Haha- Is it wrong that I think of this as a badge of honor?! I’m  totally keeping this coupon! I love it because my husband is so awesome that he was willing to drive around the city for/with me. He’s really the best! 

Below, are the books that I got throughout the week. Minus one- I forgot to add, Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare. 

I am really excited for these! Some are books that I needed to finish up a series I already have/or read and loved. EX: Winter, Unite Me & The Ruby Circle, Clockwork Princess (missing from photo) and Lord of Shadows, Beartown, Wonder Woman & Cruel Prince.

Ones that I haven’t read yet but needed to add to my series that I have.. only Fallen 4. Has anyone read this? I recently gathered the other two books I needed to have the whole series.

Restore Me, Thunderhead and Children of Blood and Bone are the ones that I haven’t read and I am so excited to read!! I’m starting Children of Blood and Bone now…

Have you read any of these? Any of them on your TBR list? Let me know!!

Review: Rebel Spring by Morgan Rhodes

Rebel Spring (Falling Kingdoms, #2)



If there’s one thing that I can tell you about this series so far, do not fall in love with any characters! You have no idea if they will be in the next chapter. It’s not a bad thing, it’s definitely different than what I’m used to.

There are some characters that I really started to love much more in this book. For example, Magnus! I really like him a lot more. I cannot wait for the next book to see how his character grows. At the end of this book, you really start to see his change.

One thing about this book is that not much really happens. The plot doesn’t really move much but we are learning a lot more about characters and the history of this world that Rhodes has created.

Honestly, I’m not quite sure who is going to end up with each other, in this book. As soon as I think a romance is blooming, someone dies. It’s quite a strange feeling. I think that I know one for sure and I’m totally hoping it turns out that way. Although, one of them could die right away in the next book. Who knows.

I really like this story so far. This was a really quick read too. I can’t wait to start the next book and see where this story goes!


Review: This Shattered World by Amie Kaufman

This Shattered World (Starbound, #2)

3 stars

I don’t know why it took me so long to read this! I liked it but I felt like something was  missing for me.

It was a very fast read. It was interesting but I felt like the ending of the book was a bit rushed.

The characters were the best part of this book. I loved Jubilee and how she didn’t take crap from anyone. I love how she was a stickler for rules but then realized that things aren’t always black and white. Flynn is also a great character. I think that he and Jubilee are perfect for each other. They balance each other out, really.

I loved the appearance of Tarver and Lilac from the previous book. I think that they will all make big impressions in the next book, by working together. At least, I hope so!

I’m adding the third book to my list for next month. It will be nice to finally finish this story. Although, it’s not as great as, The Illuminae Files, it is still in enjoyable.


Review: Onyx & Ivory by Mindee Arnett

Onyx and Ivory


Expected Publication Date: May 15, 2018

I received an e-ARC from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. Thank you HarperCollins.

First, lets start off with the cover. It’s stunning. I love it so much! I’m thinking of buying it, so I can add it to my bookshelf. 🙂

A little about the book…

Kate is known as “Traitor Kate.” She’s living as an outcast, trying to survive. She does have an edge because she is a wilder. She was born with magic and it allows her to influence animal minds. Especially, horses, which she loves. She’s trying to keep hidden because wilder’s are hunted down and killed. Until one day, the high king’s second son, Corwin, arrives in her town. Their paths unite but will they be able to let go of their past to fix the future?

There’s magic, betrayal, lies, death and all kinds of things going on in this book. I really enjoyed it. I will say that it was not a fast read for me. This is a hefty book, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing. There’s some points that really drag on a bit. I really wanted to know a lot more about the traditions, specifically in choosing the next king. I feel like that part was kind of skimmed over and not really a focus, when it should have been. It was quite interesting.

I loved the characters! I loved Kate and Corwin and their banter. I also loved Dal, Sig, Bonner and I’m really looking forward to reading about them in the next book. They grow so much in this book and some of it even broke my heart a little bit. I did get annoyed at times with how much Kate blamed Corwin for the past. He really wasn’t king, so it was unfair to blame only him.

I loved that there wasn’t a love triangle! At first, I thought she was going to but then when she didn’t.. I was so happy! So over love triangles in YA! Anyways, I did enjoy this book. It was one that I couldn’t put down because I just had to know what happened next. I was really intrigued by all the magic and there’s a lot of it. It was well written and I can’t wait for the second book!

WWW Wednesday



This is a weekly meme hosted by, Taking on a World of Words. It’s where we talk about the Three W’s:

What are you currently reading?

What did you recently finish reading?

What do you think you will read next?



What I’m currently reading?

This Shattered World by Amie Kaufman &

Obsidio by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff

This Shattered World (Starbound, #2)Obsidio (The Illuminae Files, #3)

I’m buddy reading, This Shattered World, so I’m taking it at a slower pace.

Obsidio arrived on my doorstep yesterday evening. So, I’m attacking that one today! I can’t wait to see how it ends. Also, I just realized that both of my current reads are by the same author. haha.

What did I just finish reading?

Us Against You by Fredrik Backman 

Us Against You


I was lucky enough to receive an eARC of this book. I got it from Netgalley and I want to thank the publisher for reaching out. This was a really great read. It’s a continuation story from, Beartown. I highly recommend reading Beartown first.


What do I think I’ll read next?

Onyx & Ivory by Mindee Arnett

Onyx and Ivory

I have an eARC of this from Edelweiss (thank you!) and I should get to reading it next. I always feel that I need to read my ARC’s before I can enjoy personal books.


What are your 3 W’s?? I would love to know! Have you read any of these?? Please comment below! 🙂

Top 5 Wednesday: Children’s Books to Read as Adults.

Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly book meme that was created and moderated by Lainey but is now hosted by Sam (not me). If you want to find out more about this group/feature or if you wanna join in on all this fun, you can visit the Goodreads group here!

Here are my top 5.

1. Ann of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery

Anne of Green Gables

This is really one that can be enjoyed at any age! I’m not sure how I feel about the Netflix re-make but I sure do love this little gem. Isn’t this cover gorgeous?! I hope to own the Puffin Bloom series, someday.

2. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’engle

A Wrinkle in Time (A Wrinkle in Time Quintet, #1)

I haven’t seen the movie yet. I’ve read some mixed reviews but so many love the book. So definitely one to re-read as an adult!

3. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

Little Women

Have I mentioned that I want this Puffin Bloom series of books?! So gorgeous! Anyways, this is definitely one that should be re-read as an adult!


4. Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Harry Potter, #1)

Yup. I couldn’t not add this to the list. It’s so hard but these are great for adults too. I mean there’s just a huge following for a reason. These books are enjoyable and fun for all ages!

5. The Hobbit by J.R.R Tolkien

The Hobbit

Okay, so I didn’t read this as a child but I DID read this as an adult. I had no idea it was children’s literature! So, I’m recommending this to be re-read because I thoroughly enjoyed it.


Have you read any of these? Any that you recommend? I would love to hear, comment below! 🙂