Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Top Five Things That Will Make Me Instantly Want to (toss a book across the room and never look at it again aka) NOT read a book

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by the lovelies over at The Broke and the Bookish

Welcome back to another Top Ten Tuesday post! I do these posts pretty infrequently but today seemed like a good TTT day so... here we are! I'm getting a little crazy today and I'm only listing five things (I KnOW I'm suCH a ReBeL.)

Today's topic is: 
"Top Ten Things that will make me instantly want to NOT read a book."

Without any further ado let's get into the list!

Reviewers are saying the book is problematic

This is my number one no no. I'm not someone who needs to "read and find out for myself." There are so many good books out there and I don't have time to read discriminatory or harmful writing just for the hell of it.

I get Déjà vu reading the synopsis

How unique a book sounds is super important to me when I'm adding books to my tbr. If the premise of the book is similar to something I've read before then I'm wayyyyyyyy less likely to pick it up.

The book's dystopian

Okay, okay, I'll admit. This isn't ALWAYS a turn-off for me. However, most dystopian's have similar premises (which isn't always my favorite thing in the world.)

I hear from a majority of people that the series finale is AWFUL

*cough* REQUIEM *cough*
How a series ends is huge for me and if a large majority are saying that they absolutely hated the series finale... well... bye bye books. 

The author of the book isn't someone worth supporting

I don't have anyone in particular in mind but how an author treats their readers will make me want to read (or not read) their book. If an author is a complete dirt-bag then that's a huge turn-off for me as a reader.

Do you agree with any of these?
Thanks for reading and have a wonderful day!

Sunday, April 23, 2017

ARC Review||| Blood Rose Rebellion by: Rosalyn Eves

*Thank you to the publisher/Netgalley for providing me with and ARC in exchange for my honest thoughts.

Good morning, lovelies! (or good afternoon depending on when you read this xD) I'm excited to talk about Blood Rose Rebellion with y'all because...
B) HUNGARY (!!!!)
and C) ... that's all I got ahaha sorry

Let's start out with some positives, shall we?

   I LOVED the fact that the majority of the book took place in Hungary. My family's Hungarian so it was wonderful to see Hungary be the setting of a YA novel. 
   The overall uniqueness of the story was another huge plus for me. Magic wielding being the main focus of a book isn't anything new. But Eves also incorporates different mythological stories into the book to create something entirely new. 

With that being said, let's get into some of the negatives. 

   Throughout the story I found myself... not caring. I didn't care about the characters or what may or may not happen to them. There were quite a few gruesome/sad scenes at the end of the novel and they didn't pull any emotion from me. (Which is saying a lot because I'm a big book cry baby xD) 
   I wasn't rooting for the romance because I didn't feel like the author really gave me a reason to. (If that makes sense.)
  The thing going on between Anna and Matyas was just TERRIBLE. Basically, Anna's attracted to Matyas. Nothing wrong with that, right? Except Matyas is HER COUSIN. There are 416 pages in this book and two of those pages contain Anna and Matyas making out. Which, if you ask me, is two pages too many. (I had to get that out of my system since no one else seemed to be talking about it.)

  The downfall of this book, for me, was the character relationships. The book never had me emotionally invested in any of the characters thus I didn't care what became of them. 

Overall, I thought the book was okay. It could have been amazing if the characters were written better. 

"People can be many things, not all of them expected."

Thanks for reading and have a lovely day!

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Five Authors Who are Instagram GOALS

I'm a huge Instagram lover (except when it comes to the algorithm then I have a problem xD) 
.... and since I've spent so much much time on Instagram I've started to notice something. Author feeds are EVERYTHING. Don't know what I mean? Well, I'll just have to show you...

The first author that came to mind was E.J. Mellow. Her pictures are bright and aesthetically pleasing and JUST. SO. GORGEOUS.

I'd like to take a quick moment to tell you to read Wintersong!!! It's such a good book just do itttt. 
JJ's posts are beautiful and relatable. She also loves seals (!!!!) and she's an adorable human just in general.

Emily is another adorable human with a hella aesthetic feed.
*Whispers* Only a few more weeks until A Million Junes releases!!!

Sophia posts some gorgeous reposts of her books as well as some novel aesthetics. (Y'all know I'm always up for novel aesthetics!) I absolutely adore her warm-toned feed =D

I know you're probably tired of hearing "aesthetic" but OHMYGOODNESS JUST LOOK. Sarah's feed is SO. DANG. AESTHETIC.

I hope y'all aren't tired of my Instagram fangirling just yet xD

What are some of your favorite author Instagram's? 
(I'd also love it if you'd recommend me one of your favorite recent-reads in the comments!)

Thanks for reading and have a lovely day!

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Bookcitement||| April ~Slay Me~ Releases

Who's pumped for this month's new releases?! 
........ I sure am!!!

I couldn't find a ton of YA releases to include in today's post... but that's fine! I'm trés excited for the ones that I'll be sharing with you today.

Toward a Secret Sky by: Heather Maclean

I haven't heard anyone talk about this book! It takes place in Scotland (YESSSSSSS) and it's a thriller...? I'm not really sure how to explain it but I recommend checking out the synopsis!
Plus the cover is GORGEOUS.

Defy the Stars  by: Claudia Gray

*Whispers* I love the cover of this one too...
Planets, robots, revolutions, OH MY. I'm not huge on sci-fi but this one looks interesting! 

Letters to the Lost by: Brigid Kemmerer

Okay, so I love all of the covers for this month's releases xD
Letters to the Lost looks super sad and I'm scared to look more into it. But at the same time...

.... Bring the feels. 


Perfect by: Cecelia Ahern

I read Flawed by: Cecelia Ahern last year and I'm excited to see what happens in the sequel. Things got INTENSE y'all...

Alex and Eliza: A Love Story by: Melissa De La Cruz

HELPLESSSS I LOOK INTO YOUR EYES AND THE SKIES THE LIMIT I AM HELPLESSSSSS ahaha I'll stop. (I'm also slightly offended if you didn't sing just then xD)
I'm excited to see Melissa's take on Alex and Eliza's story!

Given to the Sea by: Mindy McGinnis

The synopsis and the cover both intrigue me! Though, I was looking through reviews and I found a review from Nastassja where she shares a quote from the book...

.... I'm still cackling. It that bad? I feel like that's bad.... xD

Blacksouls by: Nicole Castroman

I'm SOOOO ready for this book. GUYS. READ. BLACKHEARTS. DO. IT. Then we can flail around about Blacksouls together.

The Upside of Unrequited by: Becky Albertalli

I'M....So.... EXciTED... I... CaN'T... asdfghjkl

... and that's a wrap! I'm excited for all of these books and I can't wait to hear what y'all think of them when you get your hands on them! Make sure to let me know if I missed any April releases you're excited for. (Y'all know I'm always struggling ahaha.)

Thanks for reading and have a lovely day!

Review|| A Court of Wings and Ruin (and lot's of cringe) by: Sarah J Maas

I don't usually like to review sequels because then the review can't truly be spoiler free (which is a huge bummer). BUT I ha...