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Waiting on Wednesday #11

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I haven't heard anyone else talking about this book but I'm excited to start it. At first I was hesitant to read it because it sounds like another version of Shatter Me and that is a book I just won't even talk about. What made me want to read this book, however, is that fact that the author commented under the book on Goodreads and told readers what this book has done for her and what she hopes it will accomplish for her readers. I found it very touching and because of all of the things that she said in her post, I wanted to support her. I hate that this sounds like a pity post but I want to be honest about why I want to read this book. Besides, this book sounds like it's going to be better than Shatter Me.

Summary: A banished princess. A deadly curse. A kingdom at war.

Wil Heidle, the only daughter of the king of the world’s wealthiest nation, has grown up in the shadows. Kept hidden from the world in order to serve as a spy for her father—whose obsession with build…

3 Book-To-Movie Adaptations That Were Bad

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Hello everyone! Today I have a post about book-to-movie adaptations that didn't even come close to the level of good that the books reached. It's kind of sad that these movies happened so, after this post, I'm just going to pretend that they don't exist.

3.) Beautiful Creatures: In this movie's defense the book wasn't even that good but the way that the director/producer made this movie was just bad. It started to go away from the actual story and added some of its own things. The added parts would have probably been fine but I didn't like the way that they added them at all.

2.) Vampire Academy: I never finished this series because I lost interest but this movie was just dumb. Maybe it was because Rose's humor didn't translate well on screen or maybe it was just because the actual book was a bad book to adapt into a movie. Whatever it was, the movie was just not good at all.

1.) Maximum Ride: This is by far the worst book-to-movie adaptation I have e…

Waiting on Wednesday #10

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First off, let me say that I love this cover. It's simple but it's very beautiful. Now to the actual story, I feel like this book is going to give me The Star Touched Queen vibes with beautiful writing but probably a better plot and a better romance. With that said, I think that this book is going to fulfill everything that I felt was missing in The Star Touched Queen so I'm excited!

Summary: An East Asian fantasy reimagining of The Evil Queen legend about one peasant girl's quest to become Empress--and the darkness she must unleash to achieve her destiny.

Eighteen-year-old Xifeng is beautiful. The stars say she is destined for greatness, that she is meant to be Empress of Feng Lu. But only if she embraces the darkness within her. Growing up as a peasant in a forgotten village on the edge of the map, Xifeng longs to fulfill the destiny promised to her by her cruel aunt, the witch Guma, who has read the cards and seen glimmers of Xifeng's majestic future. But is the …

5 Books I'm Excited to See In Theaters

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What do I love more than reading books? Nothing but I love watching some of my favorite books become movies! There are some amazing books becoming movies in the next few years but here are the top five that I am beyond excited to finally see come to the big screen.


5.) Ready Player One by Ernest Cline: I read this book when I was a freshman in high school and I have to say I really liked it. Now do I remember it? Nope but of course I'm going to reread it before the movie comes out next year.

4.) A Wrinkle In Time by Madeleine L'Engle: So I'm going to cheat with this one because I haven't actually read this book. By the time I had heard of it, I was in high school and since it was written for young readers, I didn't think it would appeal to me. However, now that I have seen this amazing trailer and I have loved every single movie that Ava Duvernay has directed, I am definitely excited to see this movie!

3.) The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken: This movie I'm ex…

Waiting on Wednesday #9

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I have always wanted to promote self published books but lately, I just haven't had great experiences with them. Today, I'm happy to say that I'm promoting a self published book. She has the first chapter of this book on Wattpad and when I read it, I fell in love. With her other series, I couldn't get past the first chapter of the first book. This book, however, just sounds so good and then the part that I read made me excited to read the rest of the book.

Summary: For most people, the act of killing is intangible. Unfathomable.

But not for seventeen-year-old Arden Eliri.

Having been involved in Cruex assassination attempts as a mere child, killing is a natural disposition for her. Growing up without parents, in a castle ruled by an iron-fisted king, is the furthest thing from a fairy tale, as is being forced into the Cruex, the king’s group of hand-selected assassins. But with each passing year, she comes to enjoy the act of killing more and more.

Kill or be killed…

Manuscript Monday #5

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Hello! Thanks for tuning in for today's post! Today, instead of giving a fact about my WIP, I have a big confession to make. I don't know what I'm doing right now in my manuscript and this draft that I'm writing right now is very bad.

I wanted this book to be very dark. I wanted to make it exciting and have people on the edge of their seat when they read it but it's so boring. I love my books to have a lot of excitement in it with characters that I love. With the book that I'm writing now, I feel like I'm doing everything that I hate in the books that I review. I don't know why it's like this but I'm hoping that it's just because it's a first draft. I have so much faith in what this series could become but with this draft, I just want to give up on it.

I know that this is a natural part of the writing process but how do so many authors get through it? How do they continue through this horrible first draft and become best selling authors…

Waiting on Wednesday #8

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Today I have a book isn't the normal science fiction or fantasy books that I like but I'm excited to read this nonetheless. I know that it's going to be full of deep topics and that it's going to be character driven but those are two things that I love my contemporary books to have. If you aren't triggered by the topics mentioned in the summary, I definitely think that this will be a book that people should read.

Summary: Kiko Himura has always had a hard time saying exactly what she’s thinking. With a mother who makes her feel unremarkable and a half-Japanese heritage she doesn’t quite understand, Kiko prefers to keep her head down, certain that once she makes it into her dream art school, Prism, her real life will begin.

But then Kiko doesn’t get into Prism, at the same time her abusive uncle moves back in with her family. So when she receives an invitation from her childhood friend to leave her small town and tour art schools on the west coast, Kiko jumps at the…

Why I Hardly Ever Buy Books

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Hello! Using gifs and some words, I'm going to explain to everyone why I hardly buy books.

3.) I don't have anywhere to store the books. My family has moved around a lot and since my mom always made us pack light, I hardly ever got to keep the books that I owned. Now that I'm going to college, I don't have anywhere to put the books I have in my dorm room so I'm just leaving the few that I do have in a storage container in the shed until summer. Then they'll go back year after year until I get my own place and have my own book shelf.

2.) I can't afford to buy books that I don't end up liking. If you have been with my blog for a while, you'll probably know that I am very picky when it comes to the books that I like. I'm not going to buy a book that I don't like, especially if my funds are limited. People who are able to buy every book that they want are privileged and in more ways than one, I'm not.


1.) I hate when books in a series don'…

Update!

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Hello everyone! I just wanted to make a quick update on what will change on this blog. I recently started college and I'm realizing that it's a lot of work. Because of this, I'm going to cut from three posts a week to two posts a week and instead of doing reviews of each book that I read, I will do monthly wrap-ups. This isn't to say that I won't ever do reviews because I hopefully will be able to find the time to write them. As for now, though, this is what I'll be doing for this blog and I want to thank you for understanding!