Book List: Enemies to Lovers

Today’s list is dedicated to a trope that is scary good. The Cruel Prince by Holly Black Genre: Fantasy Average Goodreads Rating: 4.09 Jude grew up in the faerie land with her adoptive father–a red cap who killed her parents. Being a mortal in the land is hard when everyone looks down on her–especially evil…… Continue reading Book List: Enemies to Lovers

Why Are Parents in YA Books Always Dead?

Seriously. Haven’t you ever noticed the pattern? From children’s chapter books to YA books, the main character seems to always have at least one dead parent. The orphan character has become an archetype that we tend to know and love–Anne of Green Gables, Harry Potter, Orphan Annie. But why is this, and is it necessary?…… Continue reading Why Are Parents in YA Books Always Dead?

Book List: “Inside is Safe” Dystipias

Since I was twelve, I’ve loved all things dystopias. How dark can the future get? Okay, maybe today it’s more reality than science fiction but I still like reading them. Especially the kind were the government tries to keep you “inside” the community. Don’t go past the wall…there’s danger out there. And of course, it’s…… Continue reading Book List: “Inside is Safe” Dystipias

Book Review: City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare (Walker Books)

I finally went on to continue my exploration of the Shadowhunter series! Nope, these are not rereads. I never read these books before, though I have no idea why, except for the fact I just didn’t hear about them. Don’t ask me how. Maybe I was just too caught up in Twilight and The Hunger…… Continue reading Book Review: City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare (Walker Books)

Book Review: Invisible Ghosts by Robyn Schneider (Katherine Tegen Books)

I’m finally starting my spooky season reads! What better way to start than a book about a ghost? Invisible Ghosts by Robyn Schneider, published by Katherine Tegen Books, is a story mainly about grielf and letting go. Rose’s brother died four years ago and in the wake of that bereavment, she isolated herself from her…… Continue reading Book Review: Invisible Ghosts by Robyn Schneider (Katherine Tegen Books)

ARC Review: The Threat Below by J.S. Latshaw (Fernweh Books)

Many thanks to Jason Latshaw, who reached out to me on Instagram wondering if I’d be interested in reading and reviewing his book. I said yes and I’m so glad I did. All thoughts, feelings, and ratings here are my own! Jason Latshaw grew up in Pennsylvania and worked for J.P. Morgan after college. But…… Continue reading ARC Review: The Threat Below by J.S. Latshaw (Fernweh Books)

The Beauty and the Beast Book Tag

Beauty and the Beast has always had a special place in my heart. Belle is my favorite Disney princess, someone who is bookish, nerdy, and odd like me. I feel like she is a kindred spirit to me, so I was happy to find this tag on the blog, This Splendid Shambles. It was originally…… Continue reading The Beauty and the Beast Book Tag

Book List: Mermaids

I am on vacation along the Carolina coast and being so close to the ocean reminds me of books with fantastical sea creatures. Not to mention Disney’s live-action Little Mermaid coming soon which I’m so excited about. So here is a list full of mermaids and sirens if you can’t wait like me. To Kill…… Continue reading Book List: Mermaids

Book Lists: Royalty

Princesscore. Royalcore. Secret Heir. Secret Royal. Prince Charming. We’ve grown up with stories of princesses in locked towers and princes on white steeds. We’ve played video games where queens send us on quests or the royal princess is kidnapped by the beast. Naturally, we’d want to read books with these kind of archetypes–especially those that…… Continue reading Book Lists: Royalty

Book List: Dark Academia

Fall is the perfect time to dive into dark academia books. These are books with an emphasis in knowledge, literature, and the arts but with much darker tones and can be somewhat pessimistic towards humanity, though I find them inspiring and cozy. The Secret History by Donna Tart Genre: Mystery Average Goodreads Rating: 4.15 At…… Continue reading Book List: Dark Academia