Silence is Golden: A Review 

Silence is Golden by Robert Thier

My Rating: How does one rate a book that has taken over their lives? When even  an infinity of stars doesn’t quite seem to encapture the amount of love that lives in the heart for this books. Needless to say, my Goodreads rating is 5 stars!

Series: Book 3 of the Storm and Silence series

Publisher: None/Robert himself?

Published: Chapter by chapter on Wattpad (though a physical copy will be available in the coming weeks if Robert himself is to be believed.)

Recieved: Read this book on wattpad chapter by chapter for 46 weeks… 

Purchase: this title is not available for Pre-Order or purchase at this time, but you can read it for free on wattpad here.

Synopsis: 

Silent. Cold. Chiselled perfection. That is Rikkard Ambrose, the most powerful business mogul in Great Britain.
Free-spirited. Fiery. Definitely NOT attracted to the aforementioned business mogul. That is Lilly Linton, his personal secretary and secret weapon.
The two have been playing a cat and mouse game for months. So far, Lilly has been able to fight down and deny her attraction to Mr Ambrose. But what happens when suddenly, the dark secrets of his past begin to surface and they are forced to go on a perilous journey into the South-American jungle? A journey they can only survive if they band together?

Musings: 

I can’t explain all the internal screaming and exuberant happiness and feelings I have for this book. So much happens and it was all SO AMAZING! 

Every single chapter left me anticipating the next and wanting so much more and the abundance of humor in this book makes my heart soar. Rikkard Ambrose and Lilly Linton are two of my favorite characters to read about for eternity. Seriously, if it was just me and this book series alone for the rest of my life I would be totally content. 

This series is infamous for it’s crawling, inching, S L O W burning romance and not at all is this a bad thing. I LIVE for Rikkard’s and Lilly’s banter and tenuous attraction. I was just so happy to see some heat in this book (is this literal or figurative… or Both… you have to read the book to find out). Robert Thier is a master and keeping you in suspense, but all the while doing it tastefully as in the mean time everything is always entertaining and fun to read. 

I loved the adventure of this book. It felt so awesome that they went to the jungle in search of things to increase Rikkard’s non-straining bank account… (I.e. Lots and lots of gold). The fact that he let Lilly be the one to interpret and translate the map made me so happy. To see them “working” (I say this tentatively) together was all kinds of awesome and I have to say it made my heart full. 

If you haven’t read Storm and Silence READ IT. You can read it for free here or you can purchase a paperback here. If you haven’t read book 2 In The Eye of the Storm you can read it for free here or you can purchase a copy here. You already have the link above to book 3. 

READ THESE BOOKS! I don’t know of any series that I could want to recommend more then these… you will love them!!!! (I Guarantee It!)

Thanks for reading! If I could hypnotize you to start reading Storm and Silence right now I would. 

US Readers: My sister and I have a Giveaway going on on our Candle Buisness Instagram for the Candle depicted below:


Click the link here to enter! Further details are on the Instagram post. 

-Till next time!

Pride Month: LGBTQ+ Books on my Tbr 


June is pride month and I thought I would share some books on my tbr (that I don’t yet own) that I hope to get my hands on and read ASAP!

History Is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera

“This book will make you cry, think, and then cry some more.”  

—Nicola Yoon, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Everything, Everything 
From the New York Times bestselling author of More Happy Than Not comes an explosive examination of grief, mental illness, and the devastating consequences of refusing to let go of the past. 
When Griffin’s first love and ex-boyfriend, Theo, dies in a drowning accident, his universe implodes. Even though Theo had moved to California for college and started seeing Jackson, Griffin never doubted Theo would come back to him when the time was right. But now, the future he’s been imagining for himself has gone far off course. 
To make things worse, the only person who truly understands his heartache is Jackson. But no matter how much they open up to each other, Griffin’s downward spiral continues. He’s losing himself in his obsessive compulsions and destructive choices, and the secrets he’s been keeping are tearing him apart. 
If Griffin is ever to rebuild his future, he must first confront his history, every last heartbreaking piece in the puzzle of his life.

Ramona Blue by Julie Murphy (a copy of this book is on its way and I couldn’t be more excited!)

A new novel from Julie Murphy, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Dumplin’, about family, friendship, and modern love. 
Ramona was only five years old when Hurricane Katrina changed her life forever. Since then, it’s been Ramona and her family against the world. One of only two out lesbians in her small town and standing over six feet tall with unmistakable blue hair, Ramona knows she’s destined for something bigger than the trailer she calls home in Eulogy, Mississippi. But juggling multiple jobs, her flakey mom, and her well-meaning but ineffectual dad forces her to be the adult of the family. Now with her sister Hattie pregnant, her responsibilities weigh more heavily than ever. The return of her childhood friend, Freddie, brings a welcome distraction. Ramona’s friendship with the former competitive swimmer picks up exactly where they left off, and soon he’s talked her into joining him for laps at the pool. Ramona is hesitant at first, but soon she finds herself called to the water in a way that makes all the other noise fade. 
As Ramona falls more in love with swimming, her feelings for Freddie begin to shift as well, and she must decide if knowing who she is is more important than figuring out who she might become. 
From bestselling author Julie Murphy, comes a sharp and thought provoking novel about modern love, family, and the labels that we just can’t seem to escape.

It’s Not Like It’s A Secret by Misa Sugiura

Sixteen-year-old Sana Kiyohara has too many secrets. Some are small, like how it bothers her when her friends don’t invite her to parties. Some are big, like that fact that her father may be having an affair. And then there’s the one that she can barely even admit to herself—the one about how she might have a crush on her best friend.
When Sana and her family move to California she begins to wonder if it’s finally time for some honesty, especially after she meets Jamie Ramirez. Jamie is beautiful and smart and unlike anyone Sana’s ever known. There are just a few problems: Sana’s new friends don’t trust Jamie’s crowd; Jamie’s friends clearly don’t want her around anyway; and a sweet guy named Caleb seems to have more-than-friendly feelings for her. Meanwhile, her dad’s affair is becoming too obvious to ignore anymore.
Sana always figured that the hardest thing would be to tell people that she wants to date a girl, but as she quickly learns, telling the truth is easy… what comes after it, though, is a whole lot more complicated. 

Symptoms of Being A Human by Jeff Garvin 

The first thing you’re going to want to know about me is: Am I a boy, or am I a girl?
Riley Cavanaugh is many things: Punk rock. Snarky. Rebellious. And gender fluid. Some days Riley identifies as a boy, and others as a girl. The thing is…Riley isn’t exactly out yet. And between starting a new school and having a congressman father running for reelection in uber-conservative Orange County, the pressure—media and otherwise—is building up in Riley’s so-called “normal” life.
On the advice of a therapist, Riley starts an anonymous blog to vent those pent-up feelings and tell the truth of what it’s REALLY like to be a gender fluid teenager. But just as Riley’s starting to settle in at school—even developing feelings for a mysterious outcast—the blog goes viral, and an unnamed commenter discovers Riley’s real identity, threatening exposure. Riley must make a choice: walk away from what the blog has created—a lifeline, new friends, a cause to believe in—or stand up, come out, and risk everything. 

Every Heart A Doorway by Seanan McGuire 

Eleanor West’s Home for Wayward Children

No Solicitations

No Visitors

No Quests
Children have always disappeared under the right conditions; slipping through the shadows under a bed or at the back of a wardrobe, tumbling down rabbit holes and into old wells, and emerging somewhere… else.
But magical lands have little need for used-up miracle children.
Nancy tumbled once, but now she’s back. The things she’s experienced… they change a person. The children under Miss West’s care understand all too well. And each of them is seeking a way back to their own fantasy world.
But Nancy’s arrival marks a change at the Home. There’s a darkness just around each corner, and when tragedy strikes, it’s up to Nancy and her new-found schoolmates to get to the heart of the matter.
No matter the cost. 

Dreadnaught by April Daniels

An action-packed series-starter perfect for fans of The Heroine Complex and Not Your Sidekick. 
“I didn’t know how much I needed this brave, thrilling book until it rocked my world. Dreadnought is the superhero adventure we all need right now.”―Charlie Jane Anders, author of All the Birds in the Sky 
Danny Tozer has a problem: she just inherited the powers of Dreadnought, the world’s greatest superhero. Until Dreadnought fell out of the sky and died right in front of her, Danny was trying to keep people from finding out she’s transgender. But before he expired, Dreadnought passed his mantle to her, and those secondhand superpowers transformed Danny’s body into what she’s always thought it should be. Now there’s no hiding that she’s a girl. 
It should be the happiest time of her life, but Danny’s first weeks finally living in a body that fits her are more difficult and complicated than she could have imagined. Between her father’s dangerous obsession with “curing” her girlhood, her best friend suddenly acting like he’s entitled to date her, and her fellow superheroes arguing over her place in their ranks, Danny feels like she’s in over her head. 
She doesn’t have time to adjust. Dreadnought’s murderer―a cyborg named Utopia―still haunts the streets of New Port City, threatening destruction. If Danny can’t sort through the confusion of coming out, master her powers, and stop Utopia in time, humanity faces extinction.

The Art of Being Normal by Lisa Williamson

David Piper has always been an outsider. His parents think he’s gay. The school bully thinks he’s a freak. Only his two best friends know the real truth: David wants to be a girl.

On the first day at his new school Leo Denton has one goal: to be invisible. Attracting the attention of the most beautiful girl in his class is definitely not part of that plan. When Leo stands up for David in a fight, an unlikely friendship forms. But things are about to get messy. Because at Eden Park School secrets have a funny habit of not staying secret for long, and soon everyone knows that Leo used to be a girl.

As David prepares to come out to his family and transition into life as a girl and Leo wrestles with figuring out how to deal with people who try to define him through his history, they find in each other the friendship and support they need to navigate life as transgender teens as well as the courage to decide for themselves what normal really means.

Adaption by Malinda Lo

When birds start flying into planes all over the country, it’s impossible to call that many collisions a coincidence. Then Reese and her crush, David, get in a crash of their own, and when she wakes up a month later, she has no recollection of what she missed. Her life only gets more confusing when she meets the beautiful Amber, and realizes she’s confused about more than just what’s going on outside; apparently her sexuality isn’t quite what she thought it was, either. As she works to solve the mystery of what happened to her during the month she was unconscious, she also must confront her feelings for both David and Amber, an issue which continues in sequel Inheritance.

A Line in the Dark by Malinda Lo (a book I need ASAP) 

The line between best friend and something more is a line always crossed in the dark. 

  

Jess Wong is Angie Redmond’s best friend. And that’s the most important thing, even if Angie can’t see how Jess truly feels. Being the girl no one quite notices is OK with Jess anyway. If nobody notices her, she’s free to watch everyone else. But when Angie begins to fall for Margot Adams, a girl from the nearby boarding school, Jess can see it coming a mile away. Suddenly her powers of observation are more a curse than a gift. 

  

As Angie drags Jess further into Margot’s circle, Jess discovers more than her friend’s growing crush. Secrets and cruelty lie just beneath the carefree surface of this world of wealth and privilege, and when they come out, Jess knows Angie won’t be able to handle the consequences. 

  

When the inevitable darkness finally descends, Angie will need her best friend. 

                                

“It doesn’t even matter that she probably doesn’t understand how much she means to me. It’s purer this way. She can take whatever she wants from me, whenever she wants it, because I’m her best friend.” 

  

A Line in the Dark is a story of love, loyalty, and murder.

There are honestly so many more books I could have included here, there are so many awesome LGBTQ+ books out there in this world and I can’t wait to start reading more of them. I see a fault in how much lack of LGBT representation are on my bookshelves and I’m slowly branching out and starting to read them. These are a list of books I’m hoping to obtain and read in the near future and I’m so excited for them all for so many reasons! Let me know which of these you are most curious and and intrigued by. Also if you have read any of these let me know what you thought!

Bitterblue by Kristin Cashore: A Review 

Bitterblue by Kristin Cashore 


My Rating: 5 stars!!

Publisher: Dial

Published: May 1st, 2012 [side note: it has been 5 years since she has came out with a new novel 5 years!!! Needless to say, I’m reading Jane, Unlimitied as soon as it comes out!!!]

Recieved: I purchased this book at Barnes &a Nobel… I can’t even begin to describe how beautiful of a copy it is. I feel complete now that I own it and have read it. 

Purchase: Amazon

Synopsis: 

Enter the Graceling Realm and let it work its magic . . .
When Queen Bitterblue took the throne of Monsea, she was a child, and her advisers ran the kngdom for her. Now she is beginning to question their decisions, especially how they handle the legacy of her father Leck, who who ruled through his Grace—a special talent for mind-altering—and his taste for darkness and violence. Bitterblue needs to know Monsea’s past to lead it into the future, so she begins exploring the city sreets at night, disguised and alone. As she does, she meets two thieves, who hold a key to the truth of Leck’s reign. And one of them, with a Grace that he hasn’t yet identified, holds a key to her heart. 
Bitterblue is unforgettable—a gateway to the Graceling Realm that braids together magic, memory, and romance.

Musings: 

Where do I begin with this book??? There are so many things I could say. I feel like most of my 5 star reads of late have taken me a long time to read and this book was no exception. I never wanted to leave the world! 

Now I know where to start! The first thing I want to say is how refreshing it was to read about a female character whose strength was in her intellect. All the math, the cyphers, the way she noticed little things and pieced them together like little puzzles was so cool to read about! Don’t get me wrong I love to read about physically strong badass female characters, but Queen Bitterblue was a nice change of pace for me. 

Also this book is home to the most beautiful passage I have ever read and when I read it I was in tears. It had me floored and I read that passage so many times after that initial readthrough because I couldn’t give enough of it. (I will only tell you the page numbers 511-513) If any piece of writing could ever be seen as perfect in my eyes this passage would be it. I had chills down my arms when I first read it… I still get chills now thinking about it. It sucks not being able to say more about it because it is a huge spoiler, but for those of you who have read it… I hope you feel much the same. 

I also loved how much I felt Bitterblue grew as a person and as well as a Queen from beginning to end. I really felt as though I was watching someone mature and see life and people differently. In my opinion, I think that’s really difficult for a lot of authors to achieve and achieve well in a novel, but Cashore really pulled it off seemingly effortlessly. 

I also loved that this book was radically different from both Graceling and Fire. It felt like a totally different pace and type of action and really an artistic feel to this book that wasn’t present in either of the other two books. I also like that Bitterblue is so human even though she has her own sort of power and such a sharp mind. She isn’t a “monster” like Fire and she isn’t Graced like Katsa, but she definitely holds her own in a totally unique way. 

I loved how layered all the relationships were in this book. Every character breathed life into the world and never once came off as flat. The complexity of some of the terrors in this book and how they affected and corrupted different characters minds was fascinating and their actions made this book come alive. Especially when it comes to Bitterblue’s advisers. The way Cashore chose to write their story’s was absolutely brilliant and made for such a heart wrenching and fascinating story. 

I don’t want to say too much else about this book at the moment, because I don’t want to spoil anything and I feel like I’m going to be shoving this book in people’s faces and making them read it a lot now. 

All I can say now is READ IT! READ IT! READ IT!!!!!

-Till next time! 

What Are You Reading Wednesday?


This is only the second of this kind of post I’ve ever made, but I honestly just wanted to ask you all what your reading right now so let me know in the comments! 

What book did I just finish reading?

A Court of Mist and Fury!!


This book is GOLD! Plus Rhysand is probably the character I’ve crushed on more then any other in any book ever. Well except maybe Rikkard Ambrose from Storm and Silence, but that’s a discussion for another day. 

Full review to come!

What book am I currently reading? 

The Dead Inside 


This book is taking my insides and mushing them into little insignificant pieces of pulp. The Dead Inside is a hard book to read. The events that take place are inhumane and cruel. I both can and can’t believe that Straight Inc. existed. This is one of the most important books I’ve read so far this year. Shedding light to these atrocities is so necessary no matter how sick to the stomach it makes me. 

What I will be reading next? 

Freeks by Amanda Hocking 


After The Dead Inside I’m going to need something lighter to settle the dark spots. Freeks is a decision to cleanse my mind so I don’t want to yell at characters (actually real people) that I can’t do anything about anymore. 

Thanks for reading! Let me know your thoughts in the comments! 

-Till next time! 

Series I’ve Started, but Haven’t Finished… Yet.

Book series are like beautiful beasts that seem to just keep appearing again and again with no end. There are millions of them out there, many that I will never ever get to read, but there are also series I have started, but haven’t completed and really need to (especially when I own the last book…) 

Anyway, here are some series I have begun and have yet to finish: 

The Divergent Trilogy 

I have read: 


I started reading Divergent way after the Divergent train came and went. Like always I am more than fashionably late to the party. 

What I have left: 

I’ve owned Insurgent and Allegent for a long while now. I really should have read them already. 

Graceling Trilogy

I have read: 

Graceling and Fire are perfect to me. I love them with all my heart. The only reason I hadn’t read Bitterblue yet was because it took me a long time to make sure to go out and buy it. 
What I have left: 


I just recently purchased Bitterblue and I hope to read it very soon I love the first too books too much not to read it as soon as I can!

The Waterfire Saga

I have read:


These novels are so cool! I love the unique journey of following these friends on their journey under the sea. These books are amazing!

What I have left: 


I have these two on my shelves and I really need to get to reading them soon! I simply have to make them a priority. 

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before Trilogy 

I have read: 


Probably one of the best contemporaries I’ve ever read. I loved this book!

What I have left: 


I’ve been wanting P.S. I Still love you since forever! Especially now with the new book coming out I need to catch myself up!

Daughter of Smoke and Bone Trilogy 

I have read: 


This is one of the most unique books I’ve ever read and I loved it! I’m so sad I haven’t been able to read the other two. 

What I have left: 

One day I will buy these and that day will be happy because I would read this immediately. Laini Taylor is a master of her craft!

Thank you for reading! I hope you enjoyed this post! Writing about books so much has made me realize how many books I have yet to read and that I will never ever read even a fraction of what is out there, but giving myself to those books I have read and love makes my obsession all the more worthwhile! 

Before I go, a mini update on my Kickstarter Campaign for The Raven Book Crates. I got my first two pledges! Hopefully I can make my goal soon enough. There are only 27 days left!

Share. Support. Donate. 

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/918284718/the-raven-book-crate
-Till next time! 

5 Quotes from 5 Books: A Game 


Let’s play a game!… in the least creepy of ways (no dangerous saw contraptions here). I will list a series of 5 books and underneath them will be randomly placed about quotes that you must take a guess about what quote belongs to what book. Email me your answers to wolfetiana@yahoo.com to win a little special something for your time. Each prize will be unique and I will do my best to tailor it to you and part of the fun is in the suprise! 

Anyway on to the books! 


The Dead House, The Diviners, and Deep Blue

Eona and To all the Boys I’ve Loved Before 

A. But what was the point of living so quietly you made no noise at all?

B. I am a prisoner of my skin. My bones are my cage.

C. You’d rather make up a fantasy version of somebody in your head than be with a real person.

D. Men were always quick to believe in the madness of women.

E. You fear you will fail at the very thing you were born for. And your fear torments you…instead of shunning your fear, you must let it speak and listen carefully to what it’s trying to tell you. It will give you good counsel.

Remember! Once you think you’ve got the answers correctly email me at wolfetiana@yahoo.com and tell me which quote you think belongs to which book! Answers in the comments immediately disqualify you from winning a prize. 

Thank you for your participation! I’m excited to see how you all do! I’ve been wracking my brain to see what I could do to give back for all of the support that I’ve been getting on the blog and I thought that doing something like this could be a whole lot of fun! 

Before I go I just wanted to put a reminder out there that my kickstarter campaign to start up my book subscription box has 29 days to go! Please pledge your support at: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/918284718/the-raven-book-crate

Anything you can do to help is immensely appreciated! 

-Till next time! 

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT! 

I am so nervous to finally post this. This idea has been brewing in my mind for a long while and I finally fixed up a way to make it work. As you all know my heart and my everything is dedicated to books and given my passion for my blog, all that I am is dedicated to sharing that love and passion with all of you. 

My next step is something that I only ever dared to dream of doing in the confines and depths of my mind and one night at one in the morning I thought to myself that I should just go out there and do what I wish to. 

This is what became of it: 

This ya subscription box will be a theme based subscription box pairing a recently released ya novel and some bookish goodies, along with a specially made soy candle created with a book tailored scent by my sister Misty from The Candle Caffe. A special scent created in my own kitchen delivered straight to your door and to your hearts. 

However this subscription service will never get off the ground without your help! 

So please share this link: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/918284718/the-raven-book-crate?ref=category

If you can pledge any amount of money large or small it would be immensely appreciated, but what’s most important is the sharing. So annoy your friends and family, your teachers, your coworkers, and distant Facebook and twitter friends. I have one month to reach my goal or all is lost. My future is in your hands! Please help me make my dream a reality!

Thank you all for reading and for your help no matter what form it may take. This project means the world to me and to be able to physically put into action something that still feels like a fantasy would bring me such immeasurable amounts of joy. As always let me know your thoughts and ideas. 

Nervous yet excited, yours truly,

Tiana Wolfe

-Till next time! 

A Court of Thorns and Roses: A Review that Sounds a lot more like Fangirling 


A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

My Rating: 10/5 STARS!

Publisher: Bloomsbury

Published: May 5th, 2015

Recieved: E-book from a giveaway!

Purchase: Book Depository

When nineteen-year-old huntress Feyre kills a wolf in the woods, a beast-like creature arrives to demand retribution for it. Dragged to a treacherous magical land she only knows about from legends, Feyre discovers that her captor is not an animal, but Tamlin–one of the lethal, immortal faeries who once ruled their world. 
As she dwells on his estate, her feelings for Tamlin transform from icy hostility into a fiery passion that burns through every lie and warning she’s been told about the beautiful, dangerous world of the Fae. But an ancient, wicked shadow over the faerie lands is growing, and Feyre must find a way to stop it . . . or doom Tamlin–and his world–forever.

The Spoiler Free Portion of Musings: 

THIS BOOK! I can’t believe this book is the first I’ve ever read from Sarah J. Maas. I can’t believe that I was able to avoid all the spoilers by refusing to read any reviews or even talking to anyone about it before hand. This book is everything and I LOVED ever single second of it.

Sarah J. Maas writes in such a way that the second you give yourself to reading her work it sucks you in and you go into a state of: Ohh my gosh, ohh my gosh, what happens next, I need more, ohh my goodness did that just happen?, and Yes Yes Yes! I haven’t felt this much need to discuss every detail of a book in such a long time, I want to scream out my love for this book to the world and get every single person that even remotely loves fantasy/romance to read it.

I knew it in my heart of hearts that I would love this book. I would see it at Barnes and Nobel the cover winking at me telling me you know you want to read me, this is just what you need to be reading and you know it. Every single time I would resist the temptation usually out of necessity and move right on by. Though my heart would detach from me every time I thought about reading it. 

I love that this book takes its time a little bit. You get to live inside the world and feel what others are feeling. You get to live Fayre’s live and dream her dreams and situatate yourself in her reality. At the very beginning when you get her backstory your heart breaks a whole lot. Especially with having a family that does not appreciate the fact that everything you do you do for them. The harsh reality and the parellel with beauty and the best in the beginning parts are lovely, but also dark in its own way and it made me enjoy the book all the more. 

Then when you get to the beauty of the world of the Fae my heart dies. The beauty of the landscape juxtaposed with the harsh unnaturalness of many of the terrible creatures that all amount to being Fae is frighteningly gorgeous. The diversity of the sheer number of Fae types made me so happy to see. 

I also loved that the romance didn’t come off as being rushed. It does happen fast in some ways but it felt very organic in the way it happens and I loved that too. 

I also loved how each of the characters felt so unique to me. I had a distinct understanding of who was who and how they all interacted together and for me that doesn’t very often happen. 

In my mind this novel was and will forever be perfection! Mixed reviews be damned!

FINALLY SOME SPOILERLY FUN! 

If you haven’t read this book take this time to go purchase the book and come back after you’ve read it. I need to fangirl with everyone. I need it as much as I need to read. PLEASE read this.. and then read A Court of Mist and Fury right after it tops this book… I don’t know how but it did. ACOMAF is the book I was talking about in my post I am Obsessed: The Story of my Love for a Certain Book Somehow, it’s even more perfect I don’t know how Maas does it… 

Anyway on to the rest of the review!

SPOLIERS AHEAD! 

First off, let’s talk about Nesta shall we. At first I hated Nesta. She was hateful, spiteful, and ungrateful. I could not stand to picture her sneer. The way that she treated Feyre made me want to punch her. When someone risks their life for you going into the woods each and everyday to kill for you so that you can eat then you treat them like trash I will always feel like throttling you. However, there is a reason that I’m talking about Nesta first and that’s because she is honestly one of my favorite characters. 

Nesta is a girl of harshness and fierce love for her family regardless weather or not she chooses to show it. Her anger stemming from a place of insecurity she felt so real to me and I loved her as a person for it. Her anger at her fathers incompetence and lack of will stregthened her hate, and in some small sad way I understood and I wanted to befriend her for it. 

“He’s always known I hate him, even before we became poor. He let Mother die—he had a fleet of ships at his disposal to sail across the world for a cure, or he could have hired men to go into Prythian and beg them for help. But he let her waste away.”

The fact that Nesta went to such lengths to get Fayre back made me admire her. Going so far as to hire a mercenary and giving up the boy she thought she loved because he wouldn’t go with her was an amazing prospect in this writing and I adored it! Plus, that passive aggressive way in which she got Fayre to start teaching her to paint was lovely and the sisterly bonding made me smile. 

However my absolute favorite part of this book that made me go, this…. this is the book for me was this: 

I took one of the faerie’s hands in mine. The skin there was almost leathery, and, perhaps more out of reflex than anything, his long fingers wrapped around mine, covering them completely. “She took my wings,” he said again, his shaking subsiding a bit. I brushed the long, damp hair from the faerie’s half-turned face, revealing a pointed nose and a mouth full of sharp teeth.  

My heart broke at this scene. The kindness that Fayre showed and the words she says after tug at me, but what got to me most was the way this moment is described. Specifically the reavealing of a mouth full of sharp teeth. This creature is not friendly, not kind, but one made to kill and yet something about his pain called to Fayre and she stayed with him and held his hand as he lay dying and in despair. This is the beauty of this book and why I love it so. Unconditional compassion a trait I find far more beautiful even then unconditional love. 

Then you have Tamlin and Rhysand two characters I am even more impressed by having read book two. Tamlin is a man of character and Rhysand is the man of mystery and in this book their roles are so incredibly different then in ACOMAF that my mind reels just thinking about it. 

However their roles reverse first in the trials toward the end and this is where my love for Tamlin ends and my love for Rhysand begins and lives to stay. Rhysand is the only reason Fayre lived and his loyalty despite his position left me awed. As bad as he tried to be I knew there was something deeper going on beneath the surface. His care showed in every action he took and for that I started to fall for him. Even as he let her go. 

Thanks for reading! I know that this is a behemoth of a review and for that I apologize. I honestly could talk about this book for eons. It has everything I ever wanted in a book and so much more. 

My dad always tells me “You live inside my heart.” These characters live in mine. 

Let me know your thoughts in the comments! 

-Till next time! 

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Popular Books I Haven’t Read Yet


As a reader there are so many amazing books out in the world that a lot of the time it’s hard to choose what books you read and which ones you don’t. In my life I find that the books that I read come into my life randomly as I very rarely go out with the intent to purchase a specific book. However their are a lot of amazing popular books out there that I haven’t gotten to read yet and the book worm inside wishes that these were the books I attracted into my life. 

The Big Cahuna 


That’s right I haven’t read Harry Potter and while many of you may already know this about me. Its always been something that I felt left out on. After all these years and all the spoilers I have endured, I just really want to purchase these novels and see if they strick in me the obsession that I sense with so many people. 

Six of Crows 


These two novels are so gorgeous looking! Plus their black and red pages are to die for. I’ve heard so many amazing things about this duology that I want to do myself a favor and dive into them as soon as I can! 

The Throne of Glass series 


This is the series I feel like I’m missing out most on. Simply because I have this feeling in the marrow of my bones that I would love this series and it tears at my heart to not be able to read these books! One day! I swear it, I will read them. 

The Lunar Chronicals 


I read Cinder years ago, but I never got to finish reading this series and I hold a bit of resentment because of that. There is so much love in the community for these books. I just want to be a part of it, you know?

The Grisha Trilogy 


I hear slightly mixed feelings from people on this trilogy, but by and large there is so much love for these books! There is a reason why two series from Leigh Bardugo appear on here. There is too much love for her books to not want to read from her. 

The Raven Boys 


As The Book Raven I feel like this is a series I definitely should have checked out already. Especially with how much love I see for this series! I hope for these books to come into my life sometime soon!

Thanks for reading! I hope you enjoyed this post! There are so many books out there and so little time. Let me know what popular books/series you have yet to read down in the comments. 

-Till next time! 

Seven Deadly Sins Book Tag


It is time to participate in another awesome book tag! Thanks to Ava @ Reads, Rhythms, and Ruminations for tagging me for this. Ava is such a lovely blogger. I love her content and she is awesome all around! If you haven’t already check her out! Her blog is wonderful. 

On to the tag! 

GREED

What is your most inexpensive book? What is your most expensive book?


My most inexpensive book I’ve actually paid for was probably my copy of Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng that I got for 50 cents at a thrift store (a lot of my books I get for 1 dollar – 2 dollars thanks to thrift stores) The most expensive book that I own is probably my copy of Jane Steele that is worth 27 dollars. 

WRATH

What author do you have a love/hate relationship with?


I wanted to say none, but then I remembered my age old hatred for a main character in one of the series I love most, Jeb from the Splintered series. I have a love/hate relationship with A.G. Howard because of it. 

GLUTTONY

What book have you devoured over and over with no shame?


The Giver, I would say that The Giver is the book I have reread the most. It’s so short, but it’s too good not to reread! 

SLOTH

What book have you neglected reading due to laziness?

Uhh well, mostly my arcs, and because of that a lot of the other books on my shelf. I’m a mood reader and so when I feel like I have to read a book sometimes it puts me in a mode to procrastinate. 

PRIDE

What book do you talk about in order to sound like an intelligent reader?


I’d say any of the classics although I don’t really talk about them to seem intelligent more then I talk about them because I actually enjoy a lot of them. 

LUST

What attributes do you find attractive in male or female characters?


I feel like putting a joke here to hide the fact that I’m kinda blushing, but you know honesty is the best policy and all that jazz. Anyway what I find attractive in a male character is a sense of mystery about them. Plus, let’s be real, I’ve fallen for so many characters that were strong, somewhat sarcastic, with a compassionate side, midnight black hair, and say just the right things. I’m such a sucker for it! *cough cough Rysand cough cough Morpheus cough cough* I guess I also really like guys who can fly and who give a lot of freedom to their love interests. Who knew? 

ENVY

What book would you like to receive as a gift?

Well let’s see there is Six of Crows and Crooked Kindom or I could go with The Assasins Blade series, or physical copies of ACOTAR, ACOMAF, and ACOWAR, or even Strange the Dreamer, or All the wrath and the dawn books in their original hardcovers. What do I gotta say I got a lot of books I want to read and if I could receive them as gifts that would be incredible! 

I Tag: 

Literary Wisdom
Kook Bookery

Royal Reader
Feel free to do this tag if your interested! I never know if anyone has already participated or not so it’s always a bit like gambling every time I tag someone for something. 

Thanks for reading! I hope you enjoyed this tag! It was a lot of fun to do especially because I have a mini obsession with the idea of the sins vs. the virtues. Let me know your thoughts in the comments. 

-Till next time!