Thursday, June 21, 2018

Mid-Year Book Freak Out Tag



It's already half way through 2018! Which of course gives me anxiety just thinking about it, but it also makes me happy to look back at all the great (and not so great) books I've read so far this year! Doing this tag was a lot of fun and I'd love to know any of your answers to the questions. This tag has been around for a while but it was originally created by IsThatChami and Earl Grey Books on YouTtube! So I recommend checking out both of their videos. Let's jump into the questions!

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

[Book Review] Golden Boy by Abigail Tarttelin



Max Walker is a golden boy. Attractive, intelligent, and athletic, he's the perfect son, the perfect friend, and the perfect crush for the girls in his school. Now that Max is getting older and his mother won't have as much control, she worries that the facade of effortless excellence she has constructed might crumble. Adding tot he stress, her husband has decided to run for public office. The media spot-light is about to encircle their lives.

The Walkers are hiding something, you see. Max is special. Max is different. Max is intersex. When a childhood friend abuses his trust in the worst possible way, Max is forced to consider the nature of his well-kept secret. Why won't his parents talk about it? What else are they hiding? And the biggest question of all: Who is Max Walker really?

A coming of age story like no other, Golden Boy is a fascinating exploration of autonomy, identity, and a family in crisis that you'll read in one sitting and never forget.

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

[Top Ten Tuesday] Summer TBR



Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish but is currently being run by That Artsy Reader Girl. A prompt is given each week, and I hope to do it every week so I always have something going up on Tuesdays. This week I am talking about the books  I am hoping to read this summer!

Monday, June 18, 2018

[Book Review] Down Among the Sticks and Bones by Seanan McGuire



Twin sisters Jack and Jill were seventeen when they found their way home and were packed off to Eleanor West’s Home for Wayward Children.

This is the story of what happened first…

Jacqueline was her mother’s perfect daughter—polite and quiet, always dressed as a princess. If her mother was sometimes a little strict, it’s because crafting the perfect daughter takes discipline.

Jillian was her father’s perfect daughter—adventurous, thrill-seeking, and a bit of a tom-boy. He really would have preferred a son, but you work with what you've got.

They were five when they learned that grown-ups can’t be trusted.

They were twelve when they walked down the impossible staircase and discovered that the pretense of love can never be enough to prepare you a life filled with magic in a land filled with mad scientists and death and choices.

Saturday, June 16, 2018

[Book Review] An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir






Laia is a slave. Elias is a soldier. Neither is free.

Under the Martial Empire, defiance is met with death. Those who do not vow their blood and bodies to the Emperor risk the execution of their loved ones and the destruction of all they hold dear.

It is in this brutal world, inspired by ancient Rome, that Laia lives with her grandparents and older brother. The family ekes out an existence in the Empire’s impoverished backstreets. They do not challenge the Empire. They’ve seen what happens to those who do.

But when Laia’s brother is arrested for treason, Laia is forced to make a decision. In exchange for help from rebels who promise to rescue her brother, she will risk her life to spy for them from within the Empire’s greatest military academy.

There, Laia meets Elias, the school’s finest soldier—and secretly, its most unwilling. Elias wants only to be free of the tyranny he’s being trained to enforce. He and Laia will soon realize that their destinies are intertwined—and that their choices will change the fate of the Empire itself.

Friday, June 15, 2018

[Book Blogger Hop] June 15th-21st: Rare Collector's Edition vs. Multiple New Releases



Book Blogger Hop's purpose is to give bloggers a chance to discover and follow other blogs, learn about new books, befriend bloggers, and gain followers. Each week the hop will start on a Friday and end on Thursday where there will be a weekly prompt following a bookish question.

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

[Top Ten Tuesday] LGBTQIA+ BOOKS




Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish but is currently being run by That Artsy Reader Girl. A prompt is given each week, and I hope to do it every week so I always have something going up on Tuesdays. This week I am talking about LGBTQ books that I love!