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Top Ten Tuesday | Favorite Things to Eat/Drink While Reading

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018!


Salutations Chapterlings! This is probably one of my most anticipated posts to ever write! Why? Because I get asked so often what type of snacks and drinks I use when I’m gaming, LARPing, reading, typing up reviews, or taking Bookstgram photos. That’s right, I said gaming and LARPing. This little book dragon is very nerdy! Now I’m super excited to share a little insight to some of the items I have with me quite often and I will try to make sure everything is linked that way if you want some for yourself, you have a way of being able to find them. For this list, I will only be listing the top ten items that have never changed at all through the years (this could mean between two-eight years). These will be ten snacks or drinks that have been with me for a very long time and these will never change no matter what. I just hope all of you enjoy my list and maybe if everyone likes this then I’ll start including snack hauls in my monthly hauls or sharing them in my Bookstgram stories more often


🌻 Pure Leaf Tea – Mint, Green Tea with Honey, Sicilian Lemon & Honeysuckle, etc…

🌻 Harney & Sons Tea – Peppermint, African Autumn, Blueberry Green Tea, etc…

🌻 Goldfish Crackers

🌻 Ritz Crackers with Cream Cheese

🌻 Diet Coke – Now Drinking the Flavors

🌻 Blackberries

🌻 Starfruit

🌻 Fruit Snacks

🌻 Pop-Secret Popcorn Movie Theater style

🌻 Apple/Pear Slices with Peanut Butter


Okay, friends! Those are all my snacks! The Diet Coke Flavors was a little bit of a stretch, but I have been drinking Diet Coke for a very long time. Probably since I was a preteen so I figured it would still count. But I hope you all enjoyed this list and decide to give some of these a try. Anyway, please feel free to tell me down below some of the delicious snacks you like to have with you while you game, read, or even if you’re just relaxing! I always enjoy trying out new goodies in my downtime. And as always, may your month be filled with goodies and delightful reads, I love you! ❤️

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Contemporary-A-Thon 2019 TBR | Round Five

Salutations Chapterlings! I’m super excited to be posting this article because this will be my very first time participating in… THE CONTEMPORARY-A-THON!!! This is round five and I’m overcome by many feelings and nerves, but I’m super excited to be participating this year. Honestly, I have been wanting to do this readathon for so long, but my only fear was not reading enough contemporary to really participate. Turns out, I actually read contemporary fairly often and I had enough books to actually start joining in a lot sooner than I thought I could. So here we are! I’m eager, but nervous to jump in all the fun and fall down a reading rabbit hole for a whole week with all of you! To be honest, I had an incredibly hard time picking books for the challenges. This wasn’t due to the challenges being hard, but more so of too many options and not knowing what to choose. Not only choosing books, but the biggest question of all… “CAN YOU READ THESE IN ONE WEEK?!” Well… I think we all know by now that I’m overly ambitious and like setting myself up for failure. So let’s so this!


This round will be running from September 23rd – September 29th.
Liveshow: Saturday 28th 6 pm PST / 9 pm EST on Chelsea’s channel


🌻 The Hosts

🌻 Chelsea from chelseadolling reads

🌻 Julie from Pages and Pens

🌻 Natasha from myreadingisodd

🌻 Melanie from meltotheany


🌻 The Challenges

🌻 1.) Read a 2019 release

🌻 2.) Read a contemporary with yellow on the cover

🌻 3.) Read a diverse contemporary (aim to read something outside of your own experience!)

🌻 4.) Read a contemporary with an illustrated cover

🌻 5.) Read a dark / hard-hitting contemporary

🌻 6.) Read a contemporary with plants on the cover

🌻 7.) A contemporary beloved by a member of the book community (shout out the creator, if you want!)

🌻 Tip: Double up and make as many of them work for as many books as you want!


🌻 My TBR

🌻 The Hating Game by Sally Thorne

🌻 The Beauty That Remains by Ashley Woodfolk

🌻 Red, White, & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston

🌻 Song For A Whale by Lynne Kelly

🌻 Side TBR

🌻 The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren

🌻 Crenshaw by Katherine Applegate

🌻 The Tea Dragon Society by Katie O’Neill


Okay, everyone! I think those are all the books I have picked out! And yes, I definitely thought it was necessary to create a side TBR especially since two of these books are quite short. Plus, a part of me is dying for any reason to reread Crenshaw this year and get sappy about it all over again. But anyway, please let me know down in the comments below if you’re participating this year and what books you’re going to try to read. Until next time, may the reading force be with you, I love you! ❤️

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Every Heart A Doorway (Wayward Children #1) by Seanan McGuire

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Content/Trigger Warnings: Death/murder, graphic content, trauma, talk of gender dysphoria, minor transphobia

“It gets better. It never gets easy, but it does start to hurt a little less.”

Eleanor West’s Home for Wayward Children
No Solicitations
No Visitors
No Quests

Children have been disappearing under all the right conditions with all the love and care they could hope for. Slipping through cracks, fading into the shadows under their bed, falling deep into the pits of a well, or stumbling through the back of the wardrobe… only this time they find themselves some place new, some place magical. But these lands come with a price and besides, what magical realm has use for a miracle child who’s used up all their luck…

Every Heart A Doorway follows the journey of Nancy, a pale girl who wants nothing more than to tumble back down her door. A door that leads to ghosts and for her, a life of being the perfect statue. She’d not the only child who lands at the home for Wayward Children. Oh no, plenty of children under Eleanor’s care understands the longing and desire to go back through their door, just like Nancy does. But Nancy’s arrival isn’t the only thing that shakes things up. Something evil begins to lurk in the shadows and when tragedy strikes, Nancy will find herself teaming up with outcasts yet some new friends to solve the reason behind the dark deeds brewing at the Home for Wayward Children.

“Death was precious. That didn’t change the fact that life was limited.”

If you would have told me I’d be thrown down a rabbit hole and become obsessed with this series, I probably would have awkwardly chuckled and ate some popcorn. Now, I’m in so deep. So deep that I already ordered the next two books in the series because I know I’m going to binge read the daylights out of this series! And I already have the fourth book lined up in my cart! It was so good and I still can’t believe I’ve waited so long to read Every Heart A Doorway!

Seanan McGuire is a legend from packing this book with so much representation! I can’t begin to list how many books I’ve read that barely had any representation, if any at all! Not only does McGuire give us a main character who’s asexual, but we get a second main character who’s transgender. Take my soul now! Not to mention, this book abolishes gender roles, but we also get a scene where transphobia is shut down with assertiveness and then there reinforcement of love. It was so wonderful read and simply wonderful.

If you were expecting a book of romance and fairy tales then this probably won’t be a book up you’ll be into. Basically, this book is a murder mystery that takes place inside the Wayward Children boarding school. This boarding school is home to many (seventy some children) children who have traveled through doors that are portals to magical worlds or realms. These children have spent so much time there that they come back changed and they no longer fit into society. You wouldn’t either if all you wanted to do was go back to the place that made you finally feel like you found your place in the world. Home is where the heart is.

“You’re nobody’s rainbow.
You’re nobody’s princess.
You’re nobody’s doorway but your own, and the only one who gets to tell you how your story ends is you.”

I’ll admit, this book did a few blows to me. As I already mentioned, this book is pretty diverse with it’s characters. But the thing that gut punched me every time was the content of trauma in this book. It’s such an important topic and often times, not many books like to address trauma or acknowledge how important addressing trauma is. In this book, you have all these kids who feel completely displaced and they no longer feel like kids. These kids travel to these mystical realms and it changes them, and unfortunately, it leads to them suffering from PTSD. The worst part is they don’t even have the support they need from their loved ones. Most of these kids’ loved ones don’t believe their children and instead have their children shipped off to this boarding school to get “fixed.” My soul breaks for these children because I have been there and I’m still right there. And Seanan McGuire just hit the nail on the head with trauma because in reality, most kids don’t get the support of their loved ones when they go through traumatic events and they get shipped off to get “fixed” when all they need is someone to say they understand and they’re here for them. Thankfully, we have a character like Eleanor because she may have the ability to open any door at any given time, but she stays in the real world to care for these children who may never go back to their magical worlds.

“We cared about the fact that for the first time, we didn’t have to pretend to be something we weren’t. We just got to be. That made all the difference in the world.”

Not every child was from the same realm though. Many children at the boarding school were from different doors that led to different magical realms and those realms didn’t always get along well with other realms. Our main character Nancy actually comes from the realm of the Underworld (and yes, we get a name drop of Persephone, my Queen!). The Lord of the Dead makes a promise to Nancy that Nancy will return, but only if she’s “sure” or when she’s truly ready, but being back in the real world throws her some curve balls and suddenly she’s starting to have doubts. As I mentioned, other children at the boarding school had very different realms compared to Nancy. Some children come from places similar to Candyland while others may come from realms that sound more like a world ruled by Dracula to lands that are battle grounds for fairies and goblins. One can never truly know what they’ll find on the end of a mysterious door.

“This world is unforgiving and cruel to those it judges as even the slightest bit outside the norm.”

Overall, I don’t think I have anything negative to say about this book. Other than the fact that I wish this book didn’t end so soon. For a book so short, it really packed a punch to my gut and as I had already mentioned, I already ordered the next two books in this series. I think anyone who loves a good mystery and loves fantasy should read this book. If you get the opportunity to read this series and you still haven’t read this series (like me) then let me be the person you need, to tell you to go pick this series up and then come gush about this book with me!

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Pestilence (The Four Horseman, #1) Laura Thalassa

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Content/Trigger Warnings: Death/murder, graphic death/violence, talk of rape, scenes of physical abuse/torture, scene of severe animal abuse/cruelty, trauma/PTSD, sexual scenes, manipulation

“Love is the greatest gift we can give or receive”

They came to earth—Pestilence, War, Famine, Death—four horsemen riding their screaming steeds, racing to the corners of the world. Four horsemen with the power to destroy all of humanity. They came to earth, and they came to end us all.

Sara Burns is ready to give up everything she’s every had in life if it means putting an end to Pestilence. With her shotgun loaded, she’s prepared to take on the horseman alone… to bad no one every told her the angelic horseman can’t be killed. Now she’s his prisoner and he’s prepared to make her suffer for everything she’s done to him. But when you spend so much time with someone, things can change and it’s not just Sara who’s changing, but her feelings are as well. Who knew falling in love with a horseman of the apocalypse would be so hard, but so delicious?

Friends, I have no idea why I waited so long to read this book! It was so incredibly good and I was a puddle for this book. Even if I wanted to read something else, I don’t think I would have been able to pull myself from this book. I’m ready for book two already!

Pestilence takes place in five years of The Four Horsemen of the apocalypse raining holy terror upon the Earth. The first horseman up to wreak havoc is Pestilence. Disease, infection, and plague ripple to the mortals who fall in his path. Sara Burns is your average person except she’s the unlucky firefighter who drew her burnt match to face down Pestilence and stop his reign of terror. She also becomes the unlucky soul to be the first captive by the first horseman, as punishment for her showing no mercy to an angelic devil. But as the unlikely pair continue their travels, they both slowly begin to change one another and love and mercy soon becomes a string that keeps them together.

As I read this book, it was incredibly easy to fall in love with Pestilence and what he was meant to do. Sure, he was mean, at times cruel, and had a job to end humankind by spreading plague and disease, but the reality was he has only seen the horrible, unimaginable actions of mortals. He has never known love, compassion, he didn’t know about beauty inside a human’s soul. Pestilence was slowly learning many things that he never once knew about humankind and I can appreciate that throughout this book he was slowly learning and evolving. But honestly, if you go in expecting anything less than Pestilence learning about mortals and becoming more in touch with his humanity… you probably will hate his character with a burning fire of rage. I really loved his character development and even after the first few times, I knew he was a good man even if he had to do this horrible job.

However, our heroine was a completely different story for me. At first, I thought she was just doing what anyone would do if they were taken prisoner. The reality was at 60% of the way through this book she just became the most irritating heroine I have read about. She ends up falling in love with Pestilence, Pestilence for who he is, but at this point where she still can’t understand why Pestilence is still spreading his plague and standing by his mission to end humankind. This is where all my issues start happening and why I ended up giving this book four stars.

“Getting angry at one of the horsemen of the apocalypse for bringing about the end of man is like getting angry at ice for being cold.”

As the reader, we know who and what Pestilence is from the very beginning and so does our main heroine. So my biggest issue was Sara constantly trying to use her love as a way to change Pestilence into the kind of man that she wanted him to be. From my reading standpoint, she was very manipulative with how she would use her love for him and his love for her against him to mold him into a “better man.” Yes, it sucks that he was sent to Earth to destroy humankind, but you don’t use love as a weapon to change someone or even force someone to change. She knew he was from the beginning and she should have been a little more open with loving him. Not to mention, she also fights Pestilence every step of the way in this book. Even when she’s in love with him, she still continues to inflict a great deal of pain to Pestilence. For example, she would find ways to cheapen love that was blooming between them and referred to it as just being “lust.” There were even times in this book where she devalued his feelings and make him feel horrible because they’re suppose to be “enemies.” All of it got old and irritating really fast.

Which brings me to another point. I think a lot of readers will be annoyed with Pestilence because it seems like he gives his love too easily. Not to mention, he was constantly sharing his feelings and thoughts with Sara. However, he is a virgin when he is with Sara and has never known the full extent of what love truly is or feels like until Sara came into his life. So he gives his love very easily, he is overly affectionate, overprotective of her, and wants all of Sara’s attention. And as someone who once had a dating life, this is very accurate of some of the partners I had in the past. I think this can be a hate it or love it type of situation. It personally didn’t bother me, but it might be bothersome for other readers.

“We only get so many minutes alive,” I say. “When you find someone worth spending that time with, you don’t want to share those minutes with anyone else.”

Overall, I truly enjoyed this book. I loved the world building and I loved Pestilence’s character development. It almost felt like I was in the world as I was reading it. However, I definitely think if Sara’s character had developed better, made better choices, and didn’t act so toxic at times, I think I would have given this book five stars. The main heroine was almost the reason why I didn’t want to finish this book because she’s so repetitive, so manipulative, almost borderline mentally abusing the love interest, and in all honesty, Pestilence deserved a better partner to love. I am, however, incredibly excited to read the next book, War. I’m ready, super excited, and I can’t wait to see what book two has in store for us!

Buddy read with Kayla from Books and Blends | Her Review! ❤️

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Top Ten Tuesday | Books on My TBR I’m Avoiding and Why

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018!


Salutations Chapterlings! I know, I know…it’s been a hot minute since a triple ‘T’ has made an appearance on this blog. To be honest, things have been a bit crazy over here and so I’ve been prioritizing other blog posts over others. However, this was the perfect opportunity to give you a little insight to my TBR cart and some of those books I’m avoiding. This week we’re all talking about the books we’re avoiding. We may be dodging these books because of the hype, maybe it’s the thickness of the book, or maybe you’ve become scared because someone you trust had a bad reading experience with that book. Whatever the reason, you’re about to find out some of mine and it feels like I’m showing the skeletons in my closet to you all.

Before I get into this list, know that some of these books have appeared on other lists. For example, Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor is on two or three lists now. Some of these books have a lot of my anxious energy surrounding them and while I may be excited to read them…I’m also dreading that moment immensely. Writing this was a challenge and taking time to truly admit that I have been keeping some of these books at arms length was so challenging to admit, especially admit openly to you, dear reader. So without any further delays and side comments, here are my top ten books I’m avoiding and pretending they don’t exist.


🌻 Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor

Yes, Strange the Dreamer has found it’s way onto another one of my lists and it took me forever to admit I was dodging it. The shortest answer I can give to why it’s on this list is simply because I’ve been hearing so many mixed things. Honestly, that makes me nervous because most of those mixed answers are coming from friends who I trust very much. So, I’ve been avoiding it, but I truly want to read this book. I just never seem to be in a mindset for it or have the courage to try to push through it and read it.


🌻 All of Us with Wings by Michelle Ruiz Keil

This was one of my anticipated books of 2019. However, this book has been put in a very negative light by friends I trust and by those who have ‘dnfed’ this book in less than 50% of the way through. And since they know me fairly well, I haven’t touched this book since I got it. But mostly, I’m heartbroken over this book even more so since I was really looking forward to reading this book at first.


🌻 Caraval by Stephanie Garber

Honestly, I think the hype around this trilogy just has me in a mental state of fearing I won’t love it like everyone else does and I don’t want to let a lot of my friends down who really love this trilogy.


🌻 Stain by A. G. Howard

Okay, so I know I said I really want to read this by the end of the year. However… my experience with the first book of the Splintered series (and my first A. G. Howard book) left me feeling conflicted. So that has been at the back of my mind since I bought this book. I’m hoping I get the courage to read it though because it is a Princess and the Pea retelling.


🌻 Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon

If you haven’t seen this book then let me put things bluntly… This boy is THICC! I love a good fantasy read, but a book that’s almost a thousand pages, that’s a lot and it’s intimidating. I haven’t read books that thick since The Inheritance Cycle by Christopher Paolini and even then I don’t think they were this thick!


🌻 The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi

Yes this book is making an appearance! Now before you come after me, everyone I know who has read this has either hated it or ‘dnf’ the book OR they fell madly in love with it. I’ve heard mostly negative things about it over the positive, but either way, it has me nervous to pick this book up.


🌻 A Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson

Now, I’m sure you have asked yourself why this is on this list. Well here’s the thing, I’m worried that I will love this book so much that once I fall back into my reading slump and that it will be nearly impossible to climb out of it, if ever again. So I’m dodging it like the plague. But it keep taunting me, begging to be picked up. The struggle is very hard.


🌻 Eragon (The Inheritance Cycle #1) by Christopher Paolini

Well at this point you’re probably wondering what the hell I’m doing. And this is simple… I love this series so much that I want to do a reread of the whole series. However, my biggest fear is that if I reread this series then I’m not going to love it as much as I did back in middle school. This is one of those series that’s a piece of me and my reading journey and I don’t know if I could handle anything causing me to love it less. So I’ve been refusing to reread the series even if I desperately want to.


🌻 The Nanny by Gilly Macmillan

So I actually started reading an arc of this book and actually got half way through… and then I ‘dnf’ the book. At some point I will read this book, but the way this book is written, it is an immense struggle and I usually avoid books that are written this way. And if you have an arc copy of this book then you know exactly what I’m talking about.


🌻 Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

It was very hard to put this book on this list, but two factors played into making this choice. One, my relationship with The Shadow and Bone trilogy just didn’t happen. It’s nonexistent. I read the first book and never finished the other two. And secondly, the hype around this book is incredibly intense. That kind of hype is a lot of pressure and it definitely makes me weary to go into a book, more specifically this book. I want to read this book so badly, but ever fiber in my body is saying, “Not today Satan!”


Okay, friends! Those are just ten of the books that I’m avoiding. If I’m being truly honest, I’ve been in a weird reading slump and my reading taste has been all over the place. However, these books are ten out of fifteen books that I’m avoiding because of hype, thickness, or the writing style. But please let me know in the comments below if there’s any books you’re currently avoiding! And as usual, may September be a month full of five star reads, I love you! ❤️

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The Girl from the Other Side: Siuil, A Run Vol. 7 by NAGABE

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🌻 The Girl from the Other Side Vol. 1 | ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
🌻 The Girl from the Other Side Vol. 2 | ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
🌻 The Girl from the Other Side Vol. 3 | ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
🌻 The Girl from the Other Side Vol. 4 | ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
🌻 The Girl from the Other Side Vol. 5 | ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
🌻 The Girl from the Other Side Vol. 6 | ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Content/Trigger Warnings: Violence, guilt, disembodiment, death/murder

“The plain truth is that one girl’s life can save everyone. Isn’t it hubris to imagine salvation will come without sacrifice?”

Okay friends, if you’ve been here for a hot minute then you know how obsessed I am with this series. And it just keeps getting better and darker! I can honestly say that this might be my favorite volume in this whole series. It was so good and I can’t get over the fact that we’re going to have to wait till 2020 for the next volume. I need it now, in my hands, so I can scream into the void how much I love these characters.

If you’re not familiar with this series yet then here’s the breakdown. Keep in mind, this isn’t a spoiler especially if you’ve made it all the way up to this volume. However, I will do my best to keep this volume as spoiler free as possible.

Divided Land

🌻 The Inside – Where all the humans, like you and me, ruled by the King and the Church, patrolled by armed forces
🌻 The Outside – Where the Cursed Ones exist, abandoned villages, also where Teacher and Shiva exist
🌻 The Inside – Where all the humans, like you and me, ruled by the King and the Church, patrolled by armed forces

Factions

🌻 Humans/Mortals – Like you and me, live on the Inside
🌻 Cursed Ones – Beast like creatures, plagued with The Curse, feared by mortals, roam the Outside
🌻 Humans/Mortals – Like you and me, live on the Inside
🌻 The God of Light – Creator of happiness and peace
🌻 The God of Darkness – Trickster, plays pranks on the God of Light, steals away happiness, cause of The Curse

Characters

🌻 Teacher – Main character, horned Cursed Child, guardian of Shiva, either a scholar or doctor when mortal
🌻 Shiva – Main character, child of Light, protected by the most holy, innocent, companion to Teacher
🌻 Teacher – Main character, horned Cursed Child, guardian of Shiva, either a scholar or doctor when mortal
🌻 Father or Head Priest of the Church – Orders for constant capture of Shiva, believer of the “prophecy”, orders soldiers to cause democide, aid of his royal majesty
🌻 Mother – Intentions unknown, creator of the Black Children
🌻 The Black Children – Created by “Mother”, similar to Teacher, wish to obtain Shiva’s soul

Now that you understand a little more about the book, volume seven picks up where volume six left us. Clutching our pearls and hoping Teacher kicks some series butt. Oh yes, I think we all want Teacher to throw down and pull a moment of “YOU. SHALL. NOT. PASS.” on these corrupted soldiers. It was probably one of the most tense ways to start this graphic novel off and I’m not going to lie, I was choking a little bit. The first chapter of this graphic novel is gut wrenching and may cause the water works to flow. I know I shed one or two tears especially the whole scene we get with Shiva. That first chapter just packs a hard hitting punch to the gut.

What I wasn’t expecting from this book was Teacher going into a “two personality” situation or I guess it would be a Dr. Jekyll/Mr. Hyde situation. All of the volumes in this series so far have been building up to this point. We know how much Teacher cares about Shiva, but his love is so thick and deep that he is emotionally tearing himself apart. And in this one scene, we get a double conversation he’s having with himself or his inner self and you know he’s at that ledge of debating how far is he willing to go to protect Shiva. I think it’s brilliant that we’re seeing him show so much emotion and really pushing that line of staying within one’s own values and principles vs. doing whatever it takes. It was beautifully done and I loved how the only thing that brought him out of his own conversation was scooting a cooking pot across the floor. It was so well done and I loved watching him fight himself.

“I will become as monstrous as I must.”

Through this entire series, I have always loved and stood by the relationship Teacher and Shiva have and I still stand by it. That entire ending, I don’t think I’ve loved an ending more with a book, with a series, in general. Nagabe does an incredible job of showing the blurred lines of right and wrong, doing enough and going too far. Even more so when you’re at a crossroad in life and you have to make an insanely hard choice. This ending was such a mix of emotions by Teacher and honestly, a book has never made me reevaluate my own morals and how far I would go for the ones I love and care about. Not to mention, I loved how Nagabe painted Teacher in a light of being the most human he has ever been in this whole series. It’s just wave of emotions and I just loved it. It flowed beautifully and ended in the most cliffhanger way possible.

Overall, I refuse to go into any more detail about this book because the best way to go into this series is to not know a lot about it. I will say this, when you start volume one and get to volume seven, it’s a slow build of this series becoming darker and darker. Not to mention the stakes become higher and higher. It’s so well done and I have never been this addicted to a graphic novel series the way I am with this series. I can’t recommend this series enough and if you have been debating this series, just buy the first two volumes. You won’t regret it, trust me. Plus, it’s never too early to start building a dark, spooky TBR!

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Monthly TBR

September 2019 TBR

Salutations Chapterlings! Why yes, I did do a new theme! Tis it not the fall season?! I think it is! Don’t worry, this look won’t be staying around for THAT long. This is just a theme that will only appear during the months of September, October, and November. Anyway, you came here because it’s officially September and with September means a new TBR must go up! So here we are! Now for the record, September is going to be a chaotic month! By now you’re probably staring at me and wondering, “Autumn, what have you done this time? I thought you weren’t going to keep doing this to yourself.” Well, not only do I have a TBR I really want to get accomplished this month, but I have a buddy read set for early September AND I’m going to be participating for the first time EVER in Contemporary-a-thon! It’s a very busy, very stressful, very exciting and anxiety ridden time! I’m a glutton for punishment and I’m an insomniac anyway. So here we are, friends! Hopefully, I will be getting my Contemporary-a-thon TBR up sometime in the near future. So anticipate some changes, new books popping up, and a fun time. But without any further delay, let’s dive into the books and a little bit of what the month of September has in store!


🌻 Currently Reading

Well this is a bit awkward… I finished the book I was currently reading and set aside another book I was currently reading. Ah, mood reading… forever being as unpredictable as the weather!


🌻 To Be Read

🌻 The Ancient Magus’ Bride: The Golden Yarn by Kore Yamazaki

🌻 Warriors: The Lost Warrior by Erin Hunter

🌻 Ink (Skin Book, #1) by Alice Broadway

🌻 Sadie by Courtney Summers

🌻 The Cold Is in Her Bones by Peternelle van Arsdale


🌻 Buddy Reads

🌻 Pestilence (The Four Hoursemen #1) by Laura Thalassa

Buddy read with the wonderful Kayla at Books and Blends


🌻 Finished Reading

🌻 Every Heart A Doorway | ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

🌻 The Girl from the Other Side: Siuil a Run Vol. 7 | ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

*Full Reviews Coming Soon*


Okay, friends! That covers everything so far for the month of September! My Contemporary-a-thon TBR should be going up in the next week or so, keep those eyes peeled! Well, I hope you’re all ready to hop on this ride! It’s going to be a crazy and wild ride, but it’s happening! I also want to take a moment to thank my spouse for helping me bring my ideas to life with this new spooky, fallish theme for my blog! This wouldn’t have been possible if they weren’t able to cipher my rambles and scribbles! But please let me know down in the comments what you’re reading for the month of September and whether or not you’ll be participating in the Contemporary-a-thon this round! As always, I hope your month is full of fall-tastic reads, I love you! ❤️

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