One of my goals for the year was to complete the Modern Mrs. Darcy Challenge (check it out here). Since I’m a mood reader, I decided to do a prompt … Continue reading Wrapping up the Modern Mrs. Darcy Challenge
I found City of Ghosts at McKay’s in Chattanooga. It wasn’t initially on my radar, but I know so many people who recommend it for Halloween. I decided to pick … Continue reading City of Ghosts by Victoria Schwab Review
In November, I will be participating in the blog tour for The Silver Box. The Silver Box is book three in the Enchantment Lake Series. I read book one and … Continue reading The Enchantment Lake Series Review
Let’s do a review. It feels like it has been a minute. I am excited to tell you guys my thoughts on Godsgrave. I completely loved it. It is the … Continue reading Godsgrave by Jay Kristoff Review
I’ve been waiting all year to do this post. It’s s time for Halloween reads. Here is a list of books that would be perfect for October. They are some … Continue reading Halloween Reads
I found the Reader Problems Book Tag on paperpizzablog.com. It looked like so much fun! So here are my answers. You have 20,000 books on your TBR, how in the … Continue reading Reader Problems Book Tag
Happy Labor Day! I can’t believe it is already so late in the year. It’s really time to start thinking about the end of year plans, which is crazy. I … Continue reading Tag: 10 Books I Want to Read By the End of the Year
I know I usually post on Wednesday, but my father had surgery yesterday. Since it took longer than expected I just decided to post today. The good news is everything went great! So today I’m celebrating with a June unboxing. It is The Bookish Box June box. I know it’s August. The company contacted us an let us know that there was a glitch in their system and the July boxes were delayed. They kept us super informed during the delay. I ordered adult box, but I ended up with the young adult box. I was a little bummed at first, until I saw that it was A Court of Thorns and Roses themed. So even through the mistakes, I loved the box that I received.
Alchemy and Ink designed this beautiful bookmark. It is inspired by Elain and Lucien.
These tarot cards were designed by Dark and Beautiful Art. They are gorgeous depictions of Lucien, Tamlin, and Rhysand.
This candle is AMAZING. It smells so good. It was made by The Bookish Shop.
Dust and Pages designed this gorgeous enamel pin. It features the Cauldron of the Blessed.
This pendant is my favorite item in the whole box. It is so delicate and perfect.
I love this picture of Rhysand and Feyre. I really want to frame it. It was designed by Diana Dworak.
The picture does not capture the beauty of this mug. It is so iridescent. I can’t wait to use it.
I love this Prythian tapestery designed by In the Reads.
The exclusive Bookish Box dust jacket designed by @katja.perez
One cold, crisp night, Jack Sommers was faced with a choice—live forever according to the ancient, magical rules of Gaia, or die.
Jack chose to live, and in exchange, he became a Winter—an immortal physical embodiment of the season on Earth. Every year, he must hunt the Season who comes before him. Summer kills Spring. Autumn kills Summer. Winter kills Autumn. And Spring kills Winter.
Jack and Fleur, a Winter and a Spring, fall for each other against all odds. To be together, they’ll have to escape the cycle that’s been forcing them apart. But their creator won’t let them go without a fight
This book sounds so interesting. I am really excited to read it. I want to love fantasy again.
I hope you enjoyed this late June unboxing. As always, I love the quality that The Bookish Box offers.
Check out my July Unboxing.
Guys, I finally finished a book! I’m actually getting to do a review! I picked The Stranger Diaries for my monthly challenge. The Modern Mrs. Darcy Challenge prompted me to read a book nominated for an award in 2020. The Stranger Diaries won the 2020 Edgar Award for best novel. It deserved it.
Clare Cassidy is no stranger to murder, but most of the time it is a work of fiction. She is a high school English teacher that specializes in gothic horror. Clare’s life collides with her favorite novel when her friend is murdered. When Clare turns to her diary to document her feelings, she discovers writing that isn’t hers. Suddenly, she finds herself living in a horror novel.
The Stranger Diaries is what I wanted The Broken Girls to be. For instance, it incorporated a haunted school, a horror novel, and a murder mystery. Each element brought great depth to the story.
Above all, I loved the inclusion of multiple points of view. It had Clare’s point of view, her daughter Georgie’s, and Detective Sergeant Harbinder’s point of view. Even with multiple points of view I couldn’t single in on one suspect. There wasn’t a character that I didn’t suspect.
I didn’t expect the ending. It wrapped up so well. The friendship that developed between Clare and Harbinder was great. The Stranger Diaries was a well developed mystery with a lot of depth. I can’t believe I hadn’t heard of it until now. It is definitely underrated!
My Rating: 5/5
I had the best time camping this weekend. We stayed near Little River Canyon. If you are ever in the area you need to check it out. It is such … Continue reading Camping Weekend Success: Reading Update