The perfect gift—Jord watches

Are you looking for a great present? For a friend? Is your anniversary coming up? Or maybe you just want to treat yourself!! Jord watches are an amazing choice!! There are so many styles and types of wooden watches available at Jord. They are also very durable and come in customized sizes for men and women!!

The above is the watch I have (and I absolutely adore)!! Here is the link with more info: view my lovely watch

I can’t stop gushing about these fabulous watches!! They are so stylish and unique. It goes along every outfit and always reminds me that I’m reading way past my bed time. *grins* I also love that the watch is light. In the past, I’ve used other watches which were heavy and burdensome. So I’m glad that I have this beauty!

Don’t you want one of your own??! Well, I’m hosting a giveaway for $100 toward one of these amazing Jord watches. Click here for more info on the Jord giveaway 
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Blog Tour: The Empress of  a Thousand Skies

Rhee, also known as Crown Princess Rhiannon Ta’an, is the sole surviving heir to a powerful dynasty. She’ll stop at nothing to avenge her family and claim her throne.
Aly has risen above his war refugee origins to find fame as the dashing star of a DroneVision show. But when he’s falsely accused of killing Rhee, he’s forced to prove his innocence to save his reputation – and his life.
With planets on the brink of war, Rhee and Aly are thrown together to confront a ruthless evil that threatens the fate of the entire galaxy.A saga of vengeance, warfare, and the true meaning of legacy.
Rating: 4/5 Stars
Published: February 7th 2017 by Razorbill
Source: Paperback edition provided by publisher
My Thoughts:
The Empress of  a Thousand Skies is an entertaining, action-packed story with great characters and a bunch of fun plot twists. Also, could we just stop for a moment to appreciate the cover?! Its simply stunning!!!
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 However, one thing that extremely bothered me is fact that “Rhee and Aly” aren’t “thrown together”! I was expecting this amazing met up and some romance between the two characters. But, NO! They don’t interact at all! Say good-bye to Rhee and Aly ships, you guys. It doesn’t happen (well, not in this book that and probably the next) as both Rhee and Aly have their own crushes. This was a huge let down for me! In addition, I found the concept of the story a bit cliche. After all it’s about a princess trying to avenge her families death. Doesn’t that sound familiar?
Nevertheless, Empress of a Thousand Skies is still a very fun and action packed novel. Some parts of Empress of a Thousand Skies are very surprising and I really liked the twists. I found the technology extremely intriguing! I love science fiction, so in that aspect, I am very content.
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Rhee is also a very relatable character! She’s super determined to avenge her family’s death. I really enjoy her perspective of the story. I’m glad that the author doesn’t make her perfect. She makes mistakes and that’s what makes her real!
To sum it up, if you’re looking for a fun, action packed book, I would totally suggest this one!
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Blog tour review: Whichwood


A new adventure about a girl who is fated to wash the bodies of the dead in this companion to Furthermore.

Our story begins on a frosty night…

Laylee can barely remember the happier times before her beloved mother died. Before her father, driven by grief, lost his wits (and his way). Before she was left as the sole remaining mordeshoor in the village of Whichwood, destined to spend her days washing the bodies of the dead and preparing their souls for the afterlife. It’s become easy to forget and easier still to ignore the way her hands are stiffening and turning silver, just like her hair, and her own ever-increasing loneliness and fear.

But soon, a pair of familiar strangers appears, and Laylee’s world is turned upside down as she rediscovers color, magic, and the healing power of friendship


Rating: 4/5 Stars

Publishing date: November 14, 2017

Published by: Dutton Books for Young Readers/Penguin Random House

Genre(s): Fantasy, Childrens, Middle Grade, Young Adult

Source:  Hardcover provided by Penguin



My reaction when I received this beautiful book…

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Whichwood is utterly magical, it’s a story filled with amazing characters written with such beautiful words–it’s just purely amazing!!! I seriously can not get enough of Tahereh Mafi’s works. I need more!

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I read Furthermore a while back and really enjoyed it!! It was pretty light and fun. However, the companion…WOW!! Whichwood is dark! But it was so freakin good. I really like Laylee’s perspective. Laylee is such a relatable character who goes through so much growth. She also has a hard childhood and a humongous workload that the community depends on.  Ben is also another neat character. I really like his relationship with Laylee. They are the best!! Oh, and don’t forget Alice and Oliver!! We get to see them again. Yay!!!

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To sum it all up: if Whichwood is not on your TBR, definitely add it on, because its amazing!!





Review+Blog Tour: Renegades


Secret Identities. Extraordinary Powers. She wants vengeance. He wants justice.

The Renegades are a syndicate of prodigies—humans with extraordinary abilities—who emerged from the ruins of a crumbled society and established peace and order where chaos reigned. As champions of justice, they remain a symbol of hope and courage to everyone…except the villains they once overthrew.

Nova has a reason to hate the Renegades, and she is on a mission for vengeance. As she gets closer to her target, she meets Adrian, a Renegade boy who believes in justice—and in Nova. But Nova’s allegiance is to a villain who has the power to end them both.



Publication: November 7th 2017 by Feiwel & Friends

Rating: 5/5 Stars

Source: ARC provided by publisher



I adored the Lunar Chronicles! Thus, when Marissa Meyer announced that she was releasing a brand new book, I was beyond excited!! Eek!!

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Renegades did not let me down. I literally devoured it all in one setting! I love everything about it, from the characters to the plot–everything is utterly amazing!! I mean, a story with heroes and villains, and fearless characters–what else do you need?!

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One of my favorite aspects of this book, is the world building. I can literally picture everything that’s happening. I  feel like I’m right next to Nova and Adrian. It is almost like a movie! Oh, and by the way, I totally ship Nova and Adrian!! *squeals* I love forbidden romances and they are just the cutest! Also, Nova has got to be one of my favorite characters. She is so fearless and strong! But I’m not surprised because Marissa Meyer always creates such fabulous characters! In this novel, readers will also be able to peer into both Nova and Adrian’s side of the story. I love how though there are different perspectives, the story still made sense and worked so very well together.

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Basically, to sum it all up, if Renegades is not on your TBR, be sure to add it on to your list, because Renegades is such a fantastic novel and is not to be missed. By the way, I don’t know how I am going to survive, because the next book is not coming out till 2018.

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Review: Zero Repeat Forever

He has no voice, or name, only a rank, Eighth. He doesn’t know the details of the mission, only the directives that hum in his mind.

Dart the humans. Leave them where they fall.

His job is to protect his Offside. Let her do the shooting.

Until a human kills her…

Sixteen year-old Raven is at summer camp when the terrifying armored Nahx invade, annihilating entire cities, taking control of the Earth. Isolated in the wilderness, Raven and her friends have only a fragment of instruction from the human resistance.

Shelter in place.

Which seems like good advice at first. Stay put. Await rescue. Raven doesn’t like feeling helpless but what choice does she have?

Then a Nahx kills her boyfriend.

Thrown together in a violent, unfamiliar world, Eighth and Raven should feel only hate and fear. But when Raven is injured, and Eighth deserts his unit, their survival comes to depend on trusting each other…


Published: August 29th 2017 by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

Rating: 5/5 stars

Source: ARC provided by publisher


First off, I just have to say, I absolutely adore this cover!! It’s so beautiful and fitting for this book.

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Now on to the actual review: Eek!! Zero Repeat Forever is amazing!! I adore the whole world Gabrielle Prendergast created and the story line. This book was such an enjoyable read! It is super engaging and thrilling. I love all the action!! And I mean, who doesn’t like alien invasions?! 😉

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Another thing I really enjoyed about Zero Repeat Forever is the diverse characters. I love Raven’s character. Raven is biracial, which has caused her plenty of struggles throughout her life. However, she is super independent and strong. I was totally rooting for her the entire time.

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I also adored the blooming romance. It was really interesting reading about the Raven and August. I need more from of them! Where is the sequel!?? Ahhh I need the sequel ASAP!!! The cliffhanger is killing me!!

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Review: Stalking Jack the Ripper


Seventeen-year-old Audrey Rose Wadsworth was born a lord’s daughter, with a life of wealth and privilege stretched out before her. But between the social teas and silk dress fittings, she leads a forbidden secret life.

Against her stern father’s wishes and society’s expectations, Audrey often slips away to her uncle’s laboratory to study the gruesome practice of forensic medicine. When her work on a string of savagely killed corpses drags Audrey into the investigation of a serial murderer, her search for answers brings her close to her own sheltered world.


Rating: 5/5 Stars
Source: Hardcover (326 pages)
Published: September 20th 2016 by Jimmy Patterson



First off, I just have to say this about Thomas Cresswell…

Stalking Jack the Ripper is AMAZING!!! I would give this book 10/5 stars if I could. I adore the characters, plot and relationships–everything is pure wonderful.

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I really love the main character, Audrey Rose. She is such a strong and smart character. She is also a very witty character. Ahh I absolutely love it!! Oh, and her relationship between her and Thomas is so addicting. I love reading about them. I ship them so hard!! 

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In addition, the story is just as fantastic!! I totally saw that ending coming, but it was still super fun following along Audrey’s story. I also adore the atmosphere. It’s so eerie and dark. Ekk!! It is so captivating. I couldn’t stop turning the pages.


To sum it all up: I need more books by Kerri Maniscalco!! I can’t wait to read the sequel to this jewel. Be sure to add Stalking Jack the Ripper to your TBR if you are looking for a book that would keep you on your toes.



Review: Into the Dim

 When fragile, sixteen-year-old Hope Walton loses her mom to an earthquake overseas, her secluded world crumbles. Agreeing to spend the summer in Scotland, Hope discovers that her mother was more than a brilliant academic, but also a member of a secret society of time travelers. Trapped in the twelfth century in the age of Eleanor of Aquitaine, Hope has seventy-two hours to rescue her mother and get back to their own time. Along the way, her path collides with that of a mysterious boy who could be vital to her mission . . . or the key to Hope’s undoing. 


Rating: 4/5 stars

Source: Hardcover, 428 pages

Published: March 1st 2016 by HMH Books for Young Readers



Into The Dim is a fun and action packed time travel book that will definitely keep you on your toes.  I really enjoyed the time travel aspect of this novel!!

This beauty caught my attention from the beginning and I couldn’t put it down till the very end. I adore how determined Hope is. Hope is also a bit awkward, which I actually like, because it makes her pretty relatable and fun to read about. I also just adore the romance between Hope and Bran. Although, I felt like the love was a bit insta-love–it’s still super cute reading about them!!


I can’t wait to read the sequel! The ending of Into The Dim isn’t too much of a cliffhanger but I definitely want to read more to find out what happens next! Be sure to add this to your TBR if you are looking for a book with a gorgeous setting and an adventurous plot!