7 Flame in the Mist Quotes Paired With “Mulan” GIFs

In one week, we will learn the fates of Mariko and Okami when SMOKE IN THE SUN is released into the world. This has been one of my most anticipated reads for 2018 from the moment I finished FLAME IN THE MIST last year. Inspired by the story of “Mulan,” Renee Ahdieh deftly captures readers with her lush, beautiful descriptions of feudal Japan and a bold female protagonist determined to follow a path of her own choosing. With the duology soon to be complete, this would make a wonderful summer read.

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10 Ways To Make A Bookish World

You know you’ve thought about this too. In those moments when no one understands the hangover you are experiencing isn’t alcohol related but induced from reading a book that has rocked your very world. All those times you are asked, “Why do you have so many books?” or “Don’t you like to do anything else besides reading?” On many occasions, I’ve contemplated what a perfect bookish world would look like. I envision a place where being a book nerd is revered, accomplishing your GoodReads goal is celebrated, and you are not shamed for having a prolific library. Conversation would shift from “Who are you wearing?” to “Who are you reading?” It sounds amazing, right? Here are some more ways I would make the world a more book nerd friendly place.

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What We Know So Far About “A Reaper At The Gates” + Giveaway!

One of my highly anticipated books of the year is A REAPER AT THE GATES by Sabaa Tahir. It’s been a long two year wait for this third book in the quartet. Now with only just a couple more months till its release (June 12th!!!!), Penguin Teen and Tahir have been dropping teases to get us even more excited. Take a look at what we know so far about A REAPER AT THE GATES and be sure to enter the giveaway at the end of this post!

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ABCs of Booklovers


In honor of our special day, here is post that celebrates anyone who considers themselves a booklover. This is what happens when you combine the alphabet + booklover + blogger. You get a blog post describing what it means to be a booklover using the alphabet. You can blame my teacher brain for this one. Enjoy! 🙂

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So… about that Red Queen 3 title

Two days ago Epic Reads revealed the title of book three in the Red Queen series:

My immediate reaction upon seeing this was the following:
OMG we know the title of book three!!!
*cue fangirling*
AND we have to wait till February 2017 to read it.
*cue tears*
BUT on June 28th we’ll see the cover!!!!!
*resume fangirling*

Soon enough the excitement turned into deep thinking. I began to ask myself:

  1. Is someone in a cage? Will they get out of it?
  2. Why are they in a cage?
  3. Does “cage” refer to an actual cage or is this symbolic of something else?
  4. Who is being referred to as the “king?”
  5. Will the cover have another crown or something else? A cage perhaps?

So I did what any good booknerd does in this situation. I went back to the books to look for clues to what this confounding title could mean. Guess what? I found something.

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Why I’m Excited To Read RUINED by Amy Tintera

Thanks to Epic Reads awesome FIRST5 program I got a chance to preview the first five chapters of Amy Tintera’s upcoming fantasy RUINED. Read below for the official synopsis from GoodReads:

Emelina Flores has nothing. Her home in Ruina has been ravaged by war. She lacks the powers of her fellow Ruined. Worst of all, she witnessed her parents’ brutal murders and watched helplessly as her sister, Olivia, was kidnapped.

But because Em has nothing, she has nothing to lose. Driven by a blind desire for revenge, Em sets off on a dangerous journey to the enemy kingdom of Lera. Somewhere within Lera’s borders, Em hopes to find Olivia. But in order to find her, Em must infiltrate the royal family.

In a brilliant, elaborate plan of deception and murder, Em marries Prince Casimir, next in line to take Lera’s throne. If anyone in Lera discovers Em is not Casimir’s true betrothed, Em will be executed on the spot. But it’s the only way to salvage Em’s kingdom and what is left of her family.

Em is determined to succeed, but the closer she gets to the prince, the more she questions her mission. Em’s rage-filled heart begins to soften. But with her life—and her family—on the line, love could be Em’s deadliest mistake.

(RUINED will be available on May 3, 2016.)

Revenge. Royalty. Magic. Lies. Secrets. Dangerous Romance. I’m already hooked! As a fan of Tintera’s dystopian duology, Reboot, I’m eager to see her try her hand at a fantasy book. So just based off the synopsis and five chapter preview, here are four reasons why I’m excited to read RUINED!

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7 Questions We Need Answered in The Crown

In one week Kiera Cass’ The Selection series will come to a bittersweet end with the release of the final book, THE CROWN. *cue sobbing* It’s been a wonderful five years following this amazing, heartfelt, and highly enjoyable series. If you haven’t read this series GO DO IT NOW! You still have time to catch up on this fairytale-esque romance with a great cast of characters and a bit of humor that keeps the story lively and fresh. The Selection series is unique because it spans three generations of characters between all the books and novellas. Here is a quick rundown of how you should read the series:

The Queen (novella)
Book 1: The Selection 
The Prince (novella)
Book 2: The Elite
The Guard (novella)
Book 3: The One
The Favorite (novella)
Book 4: The Heir 
Book 5: The Crown
With the end so near, a re-read of THE HEIR was necessary. So before the royal farewell to the Selection series can truly happen (*sniff* I’m not ready!), here are seven questions that we desperately need answered in THE CROWN.
*WARNING: The rest of this post contains spoilers for the Selection series!*

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