Book Review: The Diviners & Lair of Dreams

Book: The Diviners & Lair of Dreams

Author: Libba Bray

Summary: Evie O’Neill has been exiled from her boring old hometown and shipped off to the bustling streets of New York City—and she is pos-i-tute-ly ecstatic. It’s 1926, and New York is filled with speakeasies, Ziegfeld girls, and rakish pickpockets. The only catch is that she has to live with her uncle Will and his unhealthy obsession with the occult.

Evie worries he’ll discover her darkest secret: a supernatural power that has only brought her trouble so far. But when the police find a murdered girl branded with a cryptic symbol and Will is called to the scene, Evie realizes her gift could help catch a serial killer.

As Evie jumps headlong into a dance with a murderer, other stories unfold in the city that never sleeps. A young man named Memphis is caught between two worlds. A chorus girl named Theta is running from her past. A student named Jericho hides a shocking secret. And unknown to all, something dark and evil has awakened.

I’m officially in love with this series. And yes, I may or may not have already gotten completely caught up on the books faster than I could film videos….. I mean, details, details.

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Book Review: Children of Blood and Bone

Book: Children of Blood and Bone (Legacy of Orïsha #1)

Author: Tomi Adeyemi

Summary: Zélie Adebola remembers when the soil of Orïsha hummed with magic. Burners ignited flames, Tiders beckoned waves, and Zelie’s Reaper mother summoned forth souls.

But everything changed the night magic disappeared. Under the orders of a ruthless king, maji were targeted and killed, leaving Zélie without a mother and her people without hope.

Now, Zélie has one chance to bring back magic and strike against the monarchy. With the help of a rogue princess, Zélie must outwit and outrun the crown prince, who is hell-bent on eradicating magic for good.

Danger lurks in Orïsha, where snow leoponaires prowl and vengeful spirits wait in the waters. Yet the greatest danger may be Zélie herself as she struggles to control her powers—and her growing feelings for the enemy.

YOU. GUYS.

THIS BOOK.

OH MY GOD.

I have so many feelings about reading this one. I mean, first of all, thank you @ the amazing publisher for letting me read this baby early aka, binge in a night and wake up with a totally worth it book hangover. Second of all, I MEAN, THIS BOOK.

All of my ramblings can be found on my Booktube channel! Please comment and let me know what you thought, or if you’ll be reading it!

BookWorm Gift Ideas: Wooden Watches

Lets just be honest here, finding the perfect present for anyone is a hard task. And when that person happens to be your new partner, it gets even more complicated. But, since I’m a book blog, I thought, I would put my own spin on the age old issue of finding a book for someone: What do you buy for a bookworm?

I can’t explain why, but it is just hard to find a present for bookworms! I mean, sure, get them a book. But I guarantee they already own it. So maybe go for some bookmarks? But then you have the issue of if they even use them. However, there is something that you can pretty much guarantee people use.. And that would be watches. Now, hear me out. I know that with cell phones and what not coming into play, watches may seem forgotten, but they so shouldn’t be. And I think JORD Wooden Watches are a perfect gift for a special someone, or hey, even yourself.

There is something so personal, and so sweet about buying something someone would use everyday. Every time they wear it, they’ll think of you, etc. etc, all that cute mushy gushy stuff that we read in contemporary novels. Plus, honestly, even if you don’t buy it for someone, these watches are gorgeous enough to keep for yourself!

I received this beautiful piece from JORD with the total intention of giving it to my boyfriend, and I totally promise I still am.. Not as willingly, but I still am. But they have so many different options to choose from, it was hard to not go back and get one for myself too!The zebrawood stood out immediately to me, which is why I chose this particular timepiece. Being completely honest, it was the packaging that sold me right off the bat. I mean, this gorgeous wooden box it comes in, along with the aesthetics of the entire thing are ridiculously beautiful.

And I just so happen to be hosting a giveaway for a $100 giftcard to this amazing company! All you have to do is follow the link below, enter in the few lines of information about yourself, and you’re in!

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Book Review: The Season

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I won’t lie, I was kind of hoping this book was going to be more… Pride and Prejudice-y? I mean, don’t get me wrong, I did get the hints of it throughout, but it just never really stuck in with the plot. However, if you don’t get caught up on the fact that it’s supposed to be a Pride and Prejudice retelling, and you just read it for the book it is, then it’s definitely a good contemporary read. The romance is adorable, the main character is actually likable (thank god), and I loved the sister/family dynamic in it.

I do gotta admit, it was weird reading about a book set in Dallas because, for once in my reading life, I actually knew every place they were talking about. I get why people get so excited to have books set in their hometowns now, because you can actually picture it.

But, contrary to what pretty much anyone who even knows me slightly would think, the “Darcy” of this book wasn’t my favorite part. I know, shock and awe, but it was actually the “Elizabeth & Jane” relationship we got to see. I’m all for sisters being close, which is why I loved To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before series so much, and this book does it wonderfully. Of course, the characters and relationship was changed and they were the same age versus older and younger sibling, but I’ll take what I can get.

But can we just talk about our “Darcy” for a second, because I’m not a happy little camper here.

I’m expecting swoony worthy, 1995, Colin Firth Darcy, and honestly, we got a more awkward version of the 2005 one. I just… why.

I mean, pardon my language, but come the fuck on. I’m convinced there isn’t going to be a Darcy that matches up to Colin Firth’s, and I’m not okay with it. /rant

There isn’t a romance book that’s ever going to top the relationship between Darcy and Elizabeth, and anyone who says differently can post up. I read Pride and Prejudice adaptions/retelling solely for that relationship to be shown again and again, and I just didn’t get that from this one.

So as a Pride and Prejudice retelling, it’s gotta be 2 pumpkin cats. But, as a contemporary novel itself, I’ll give it 3.5.

I hope everyone has a fantabulous day/evening/morning/whenever you’re reading this and happy reading!