I just finished my reread of Lord of Shadows fifteen minutes ago and I scurried to get out the laptop because everything is so fresh in my mind. People ask me all the time what my ultimate favorite book is and honestly I can read all the big classics and the “must read before you die” books but honestly I think these books, this series, the sub-series and the whole chronicles collection are my favorite. As I’m rereading The Dark Artifices, I am falling in love with this fictional world […]
Just last week I ordered the paperback box set of The Dark Artifices. Sure, I do already have a hardcover first edition of Queen of Air and Darkness but I read Lady Midnight and Lord of Shadows as library books because I knew when the time came I would buy the paperback editions because i just love the spine art they make together and I already have the paperback box sets for The Mortal Instruments and The Infernal Devices and I would really like it if all my books matched formats. Anyway, […]

“Just because I evolved, doesn’t mean I am spineless. Just because I am malleable, doesn’t mean I am undeserving” ― Mary Lambert, Shame Is an Ocean I Swim Across (2018)
I believe it was during Clockwork Reader’s bookshelf tour that I first saw Shame Is an Ocean I Swim Across. I was looking for another poetry book but I’d like to say that when I was walking around at Chapters I did not bring this one home because of how beautiful the cover is for this edition.  Although! I did read the synopsis and the first poem before I bought it and was genuinely interested! I don’t mind having this one on my shelf though… I wish I wasn’t such […]
“i wonder how many women are painting themselves into movie girls while they sleep angling their faces alien to themselves, an unnecessary surrender to things that kill them, to things that are not real I tell myself in the mirror, applying the second coat of mascara: these things are not real” ― Mary Lambert, Shame Is an Ocean I Swim Across  (2018)                                   9

“No one else lives in your body You are enough, as you are, today” ― Mary Lambert, Shame Is an Ocean I Swim Across (2018)
I picked up this book right after I finished the Red Queen series mainly because it interested me but also because Victoria Aveyard is a contributor for this book which I thought was cool. I’ve also read The Ring and the Crown and Blue Bloods my Melissa de la Cruz and they where pleasant reads too. Some Details Authors: Melissa de la Cruz (Editor), Victoria Aveyard (Contributor), Libba Bray (Contributor), Margaret Stohl (Contributor), Stacey Snider (Contributor), Quvenzhane Wallis (Contributor), Elizabeth Acevedo (Contributor), Zareen Jaffery (Contributor), Anjenette Johnston (Contributor)  Title: Because I Was A Girl: True Stories […]
The Darkest Minds was a series I had never even heard of until the day I was bored and decided to watch that god awful movie adaptation where Amandla Stenberg is put into clothes four times smaller than her size. That day still bring me shivers at night. Although I thought the idea of the movie was really interesting and I felt like they had just played it wrong on screen. I did some research and found a trilogy? I had no idea at all these books existed and I was […]