September Wrap Up

Hey hey hey, another month is coming to an end, wow!!! Someone please tell time to slow down!!!

I didn’t get a lot of reading done this month because I did have test and then went on a school trip. But here is what I read this month:

First up was Empire of Storms [Sarah J Maas] as part of my Throne of glass reread. I did start to like all the characters a million times more. The first time I read the book I was only focusing on Celaena and everyone else (except Lysandra) bothered me #oops

Then.

It.

Was.

Time.

For.

TOWER OF DAWN [Sarah J Maas] which I devoured in 36 hours. In between that I actually had a dream that I spoiled myself *endless laughter* but this book was good, very good indeed. Nesyrn bothered me slightly but I’m sure I will like her more next time I read the book as I won’t be too focused on Chaol.

Then I read Song of the Current [Sarah Tolscer] but I sort of don’t feel like I read it seeing I skipped two chapters near the end. So I will one day go back and read it so I feel complete.

The final book of the month was And I Darken [Kiersten White], which was probably one of the most enjoyable reads of this month, maybe even this year.


What did you read this month and which book was your favourite?

Until next time,

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August Wrap Up

My friend recently pointed out, that eight months of the year have come and gone and we have achieved nothing (well at least her and I). But I guess the books I read this month can count for something.

So what did I read this month:

First up was Crown of Midnight, which by the way, was a million times better than I remembered. Seriously, so far in my reread I enjoyed Crown of Midnight the most (I still have Qos and Eos to go).

After Crown of Midnight I moved Vicious Depths by Madeline Stanford. I did find this book rather interesting, however, I need to read it again soon because I was sick when I started it so I was a tiny bit confused about who everyone was since I wasn’t focusing much.

Next I read Heir of Fire. This book has it’s ups and downs but I did find it a lot more enjoyable to read then the first time because I did not find Manon’s chapters dull. This is probably because I now know Manon and how kick-ass she becomes.

Chasing Red was up next on my tbr and the final version was just as good as the wattpad one.


What did you read this month?

Until next time.

July Wrap Up

I feel as if I should stop writing monthly tbr lists because I don’t entirely stick to them, but they are just so fun to write (and perfect for me considering I live for organisation).

I thought this reading month went okayish. I expected to read more considering it was the holidays and I though I would have plenty of time to read. But instead I ended up working heaps so that didn’t happen. But near the end of the month, my reading pace did pick up so here are the books I read in July:

The first book I read was a middle grade novel by Ruth Lauren called ‘Prisoner of Ice and Snow’ and I gave it 4 out of 5 stars. This book was very interesting but a little repetitive at times. I loved the characters but would have liked to learn more about them. For the length of this novel, I thought this book was amazing, although I do think that it could have been longer which might have helped me connect a bit more with the characters.

Next was another book for review which was ‘Reflection: The Stranger in the Mirror’ by Rachel R. Smith (which by the way ha a spectacular cover!) this book was good and also earned a 4 out of 5 stars. I have a sneaky feeling that the next book could have possibly been combined with this book, but I will have to wait to see.

The third book I read was a reread of ‘The Assassin’s Blade’ by Sarah J Maas. I am currently making my way back through this wonderful series in preparation for Tower of Dawn. I’m thinking of maybe writing a post about my hopes and theories of the Tower of Dawn.

Next I read was just recently published and was ‘The Crown’s of Croswald’ by D.E. Night which takes this months award of best looking cover. Apart from the gorgeous cover, this book was an amazement of a book, it forever had me turning the page.

The final book I read, I finished on the final day of July, Throne of Glass by Sarah J Maas. As always I found more detail within the book. I swear it could be my 100th reread and I’d still find more foreshadowing. I honestly love this book so much.


In addition to these wonderful books I also watched the following on netflix:

  • To The Bone
  • Outlander (season 1)
  • Riverdale
  • Shark boy and Lava girl (which I must admit was a lot more interesting when I was ten haha)

What did you read this month and what book was your favourite?

Until next time,

April Wrap Up || Am I way to nice when rating books?


139914112478877_animateI’m back again
, and this time with another wrap-up…

My month was off to an amazing start with me kicking out books like I was trying out for the part of Shang from Mulan

But then it kind of slowed down a little bit, leaving me not wanting to read for the last week of the month. Yep, that’s right, I didn’t read anything this/last week.


Here is what I read:

Descendants [Rae Else]: 3/5 stars, I felt this book was a little repetitive but also reminded me of Percy Jackson… but girl version.

Air and Ash [Alex Lidell]: 5/5 stars, this book is probably the first book I have read that involves a ship and a little voyage, so it was very interesting.

A Court of Thorns and Roses [Sarah J Maas]: Forever and always a 5/5 stars. I did a read along for this book which was massive and probably is highly boring… but if your interested it can be found here

Coming Up For Air [Miranda Kenneally]: 5/5 stars which is a rating I am highly confused about because it’s a contemporary book and it always confuses me rating contemporaries seeing they can no way compare to the epic battle that occurs during fantasy novels. A review will be coming closer to the release of the book, but for now my goodread’s review is here.

Follow Me Back [A.V Geiger]: 4/5 stars, this contemporary has a very very interesting plot twist which will leave you gasping for air. But, this book is also written a lot like a fanfiction. Review coming closer to the release but for now my goodread’s review is here.

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban [J.K Rowling]5/5 stars. This book is probably my favourite Hp book so far but I can’t wait to read the rest.


Oh no! I keep rating books 5 guys!! I was going to give all these book 5’s by the way (well, not Descendants)… I had to seriously think with Follow Me Back because it has such a good ending.

anigif_enhanced-buzz-19703-1381844694-14Why do books have to have epic/good endings???

It screws up my feelings on the book. I could be going for two stars and then awesome kick ass ending occurs and all of a sudden I want to give it a five. Like No Ryley No. Calm down!

And I am sure these books are five star worthy… but every single book I read (over exaggeration) is five star worthy to me and I need to stop. I’m either way to nice on book ratings or I am extremely good at picking epic books. I think it might be a combination of both.

But I also don’t want to over think everything because it ruins the whole reading experience.

*deep breath*


What else did I do this month?

  • I started an Aesthetic account with another bookstagramer (@readinginthestarlight) to post aesthetics on, seeing they became very popular in April in the bookstagram community and once I made one I was hooked and had to make a million. That new account is called @valgprincess in case you ever want to look (and yes, indeed it is the name of the second bookstagram account I had for like three days. But then I went through a period of time where I hated all my photos so I deleted it and now it’s back!)
  • I convinced my sister to start the Throne of Glass series and I honestly wish I had her reviewing skills. No, she isn’t actually writing reviews, but she can give actual ratings out of five that aren’t my in-the-spur-i-loved-the-ending-must-be-five-stars-worthy-even-though-i-hated-everything-else.
    • The Assassin’s Blade: Her rating – 3.5/5 seeing she didn’t like the first two novella’s…. My rating – 5/5 because SAM CORTLAND
    • Throne of Glass: Her Rating– 4/5 because she didn’t like the Elena parts or the duel at the end…. My Rating – 5/5 because FLEETFOOT!

This is what I mean guys^^^^ someone help me sort out my rating issue.


That’s all for this month, what did you read?

Until next time,

Weekly Wrap Up [#4]

Woah! Okay, I forgot to do last week’s weekly wrap up.

But I’m here now… and I have some things to share.


First of all I apologize for the mass amount of post recently, they are all to do with A Court Of Thorns and Roses and the reread & discussion I am currently doing.


I’ve decided for the A Court Of Mist and Fury reread & discussion I am just going to do the discussion in 3 parts (maybe 4). Each part is a different section of the book (ie, House of Beast, House of Wind ect)


Onto my reading for this week

After finish ACOTAR I went to start Harry Potter #3… except I still haven’t made it passed 30 pages and I don’t know why. I know the book will be amazing, but I can’t get myself to read it.

The reason I have never read the series before is purely because of the size of the writing. I don’t wear glasses, nor do I need to, but I just can’t get myself to concentrate on these words. Because there is so many on the page my mind goes into overload and freaks out from the sheer size of words I’ll have to read.

It is so much easier for me to read books with MASSIVE writing than smaller. It makes me feel like I am getting through the book at a much faster pace even though they normally have the same amount of words.


Instead of reading HP3 I went and read a ebook I received through Netgalley (which I learnt last week is not written Netgallery) in exchange for an honest review, was ‘Coming Up For Air‘ by Miranda Kenneally.

AND OH MY GOODNESS IT WAS GOOD.

in summary it is about

  • A group of teenagers who are all highly athletic
  • Two are swimmers (The main character and her best friend)
  • The MC goes to visit a university on an open day and realizes she has missed out on heaps of high school experiences (*cough she wants a boyfriend)
  • But she also knows she needs to focus big time on swimming because she still hasn’t made the Olympic trial yet
  • Things happen, food is eaten

This book won’t be out until July, but I recommend it to high school students who love contemporary.


I also rearranged my shelves today and I absolutely love it! I don’t have many books at all (I have 35 I think) and I was a little bored of having them in colour order. I have so many black books it wasn’t eye catching.

So now they are in alphabetical order (by individual book not series) with a few turned out so I can see the front cover.)

I am so happy with it now! Maybe I will do a shelf tour soon.


I won’t be reading this weekend because my sister is home from university. But when school starts, I’ll be reading on the bus.

My goals for next week are:

  • Start and finish ‘Follow me Back’
  • Finish ‘Harry Potter #3’
  • Possibly start ACOMAF reread.

I did hope to have HP4 done this month, but I don’t think I will get to it.


Anyways, what are you up to?

Until next time,

March Wrap Up

March is over!

Woah! another month down, why is this year going so fast! I actually have a two week holiday now, so more books for me!!!! But during March I was drowning in school work and study, so I didn’t get as many books as February finished, but I got enough to make me happy 🙂

I’ve set this out a little differently so it’s a tad more interesting. First is a list and rating out of 5 for each book I read (you can find reviews for these books by clicking on the rating). Then are some questions, like favourite book and favourite character, which I thought would be fun! So here we go:

  1. Truthwitch [Susan Dennard] 4/5 stars
  2. First Command: A TIDES Novella [Alex Lidell] 5/5 stars
  3. Windwitch [Susan Dennard] 4/5 stars
  4. King’s Cage [Victoria Aveyard] 5/5 stars
  5. Crooked Kingdom [Leigh Bardugo] 5/5 stars
Give me give me give me (favourite book)

This is a really difficult choice, My five star rating books were First Comman, King’s Cage and Crooked Kingdom but I think I will have to go with Crooked Kingdom being my overall favourite. Maybe because I just finished it and it is all fresh in my mind, maybe because it is incredible and I loved it the most… we shall never know, haha.

Take it, I don’t want it anymore (least favourite)

I think my least favourite read this month was Truthwitch, although it did take me longer to read windwitch, I think it was more enjoyable. Truthwitch is good, don’t get me wrong, I did give it fours stars, but it wasn’t as good as the other books I read this month.

You’re so beautiful! (favourite cover)

Crooked Kingdom is by far my favourite cover for this month. The amount of people who commented on it at school! I think there was about three people who asked what it was about and said it looked beautiful, and that is saying a lot considering no one every talks to me about the books I am carrying around.

My precious (Favourite character)

I thought I knew who my favourite character was, but then I finished Crooked Kingdom and now I am stuck between three characters.

  1. Owl from Windwitch
  2. Evangeline from King’s Cage
  3. Inej from Crooked Kingdom
Really? (Most annoying character)

A character who I found really annoying would have to be the puppeteer from Windwitch or Cal from King’s Cage (sorry Cal and Mare shippers, I would prefer her to stay single)

Shut up and let me read (easiest/ quickest to read)

It may have been because it is a novella, but First Command, was the easiest and fastest for me to get through. I did also skim through it a second time, because I was looking for some quotes from the book (which I found) and it was just as quick the second time round.

Where you at? (Where is all the merch at?)

I understand why there isn’t First Command merch (because the first book isn’t actually out yet) but where is all the Truthwitch merch at???

Are you hiding? (I need more from this author)

I need the next boook, Air and Ash, which is the main book to First Command. I was lucky enough to receive an early copy to review and I will be reading it next week! If you are interested in a free copy of First Command just head to my review (there is a link up in pink near the top of this post) and there is another link somewhere in the post which will send you on your way to a free copy of First Command.


That’s all for this month,

What was your favourite/ least favourite read this month??

Until next time,

Weekly Update [3]

I did a lot,

^little summary up there^

So many things happened this week and mainly because of procrastination, but you know, why not.


Okay so first let’s begin with Saturday:

I read a novella! I read a novella called First Command which is a prequel novella to The TIDES series which shall be coming out in May. And get this, the second book in the series will come out a couple of weeks (I think 6) after the first book!

First Command was incredible and I highly suggest it. It is 50 pages I think, and also the only pages I read all week. Oops, yep, once again I did not get very much reading done at all. It wasn’t necessarily that I was studying, more that I was too exhausted to read, especially Windwitch, there is so much going on in that book.

But, I do plan to read it tonight, as soon as I have finished writing this.

(Also on the note of First Command: A TIDES Novella, you can get a free  copy of it through this link. It gave me so many emotions, I was about thirty seconds away from crying)


Then onto the rest of the week,

As mentioned before I did very little reading, but I did a whole heap of writing, and by that I mean I did my chemistry and Study of Religion test. My chemistry test was 12 pages just of answers, as in not including the questions.

I also managed to convince my entire school study group to sleep for an hour, and seriously, it was the best hour of my whole week, haha, naps are honestly the best thing ever, I also highly suggest having one if you have any spare time.


I changed up my theme on bookstagram which I think is going okayish, I’m not entirely sure how it compares to my other theme (so if you have any comments on the new theme let me know, especially any improvements).


Oh yeah! before I forget! I made some very aesthetically pleasing Pinterest boards. It might not sound that interesting, but it took a rather long time, and was very enjoyable. They relate to some books I hope to write one day eventually… Anyways here are some snippets of them:

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I am actually writing Dieheart at the moment and hope to have it finished sometime in the Easter Holidays (before the end of April). SO far I’m at 40,000 words I think, maybe (?)

I have also actually written The Sleeping Dragon (and yes it needs a better name), I do believe it is at 60,000 words, but it needs a hell of a lot of work done on it. I was editing it a while back and it was so not good, just random characters I thought were dead popping up out of nowhere, haha. Maybe I will go back and rewrite it after Dieheart.

And then the Huntress, it a book I’m not entirely sure what it is about, but I have a small snippet of inspiration.

(If you happen to actually want to look at these boards, just click on the link in the titles above, and if you ever want to hear more about them just let me know and I might make a whole post about them)


Okay now that I think of it, this week actually wasn’t that busy, I’m pretty sure that’s everything that has to do with my life this week, see you next week, hopefully it will be a bit more interesting *fingers crossed*

Until next time,