Welcome to the Posts page, enjoy my thoughts!
Welcome to the Posts page, enjoy my thoughts!
Happy New Year people!! I hope that yalls 2017 was everything you hoped for and that 2018 is all that you expect. I am so excited for this year, I feel that it is going to be great. I hope to grow as a person, and as a blogger. Though 2017 had some disappointments (like not getting an officer position in my sorority or struggling in my college classes or losing some more high school friends) I am ready to rise above these obstacles and be my best self. I want to put 100% of myself in all that I do and show myself I can do anything.
2. Stay active on my blog!
I definitely plan to be more active on my blog this year. I had some trouble with school last year and didn’t read as much books as I would have liked but I will be better this year.
I hope to travel much more this year. My sister is graduating, so hopefully she will want to go somewhere on my bucket list. I also hope to study abroad this summer; I want to either go to Greece or Great Britain.
4. Get a 4.0 for both semesters of college
Last semester was very hard on me, I took my last moth class and math just isn’t my forte. But I am so excited for the classes I am taking this semester. I finally get to take a cooking class and I don’t have any 8am’s!!
5. Read 150 books
Last year I read 65 books but I did go through a few months of a reading slump and I know that this year I will be able to accomplish this goal because there are some great books coming out this year and I’m excited for them!
So, last week I read A Court of Thornes and Roses by Sarah J. Mass and all I can say is Do Not read these books unless you are prepared to be disappointed by any books you read after these. The world building, the character development, the story lines, and the way the story just seems to flow and you read it. Amazing! I actually made the mistake of starting this series in the middle of her other series Throne of Glass (which is just as equally amazing) because I didn’t have the next book in the series yet, and I ended up reading the whole series in like 3 days. I stayed up till like 3 a.m. in the morning reading these books just to get up at 6 a.m. to go babysit.
The first book, A Court of Thorns and Roses, is a retelling of Beauty and the Beast with Fae aspects and an unexpected twist. Like I said before the amount of detail that Sarah J. Mass put into her world building is incredible. I felt like I was a part of the story at all times, this book was incredibly fast paced and I never put this book down! I really loved seeing all the characters interact Under the Mountain, those were probably my favorite chapters. I was a little disappointed that I was able to figure out the riddle given to Feyre the second it was given to her. I am not sure if the reader was supposed to guess the answer before Feyre came to the realization but it was way too easy.
The second book, A Court of Mist and Fury, is absolutely my favorite book of the trilogy (Chapter 55!). Feyre and Rhysand slow burn relationship has the most well written relationship in my library (at the moment) and I am in love with the night court and the Inner Circle. This book did not seem as fast paced as the first one but it still flowed effortlessly. This one did not have as much action as the first book but focused more on the repercussions of everyone’s action Under the Mountain (hint- hardcore PTSD) and the blooming relationships of Feyre and the Inner Circle.
The last book, A Court of Wings and Ruin, was ok. Honestly Nesta is my spirit animal! And I ship her so hard with Cassian! I found this book a little hard to get through, it might have been the fact that it was the last book and I have this thing about last books in a series where I do not like to read them because then it means it is over. But anyways I found this book to be very slow paced compared to the other books and I felt that there were too many obstacles in their way. I also felt that some of the characters (Tamlin & Jurian) were too shady and I felt the Sarah could not decide how she wanted the storyline to play with them. I really loved that Feyre’s father came to bat for them at the end (even if he died later) but I felt a wave of excitement and happiness rush through me when I read it. So while I was super happy that Rhysand lived, I didn’t see the point in killing him only for him to come back a page later but at least Amern came back with him.
I recommend this book if you liked The Iron Fey Series by Julie Kagawa or The Light trilogy by Lauren Bird Horowitz or you can read these book if you really loved these books!
Can I just say that I this book is amazing and everyone should read it. I literally could not wait to read this book that after I ordered the paperback copy and it was taking too long to be shipped to me, I bought the e-book on my phone and read the whole thing before the actual book got to me.
So I am also currently reading dividing Eden and this book just read smoother, if that makes sense. It was really hard to put this book down and the story just drew me in. I was not surprised to read that this book was developed over 10 years, it was really well thought out and developed.
My favorite thing about this book was that the author gave us bits and pieces of characters back stories and the history of how they got to this point. She weaved this story while giving us some back story and leaving us to wonder what she was not telling us. I think that this aspect really strengthened the story because everyone was hiding secrets an you didn’t know how to trust someone’s perspective because they all ha things to hide.
I was honestly heartbroken that Celena was such a realist and she never got to truly explore her relationship with Dorian because she knew she could not sacrifice the part of herself that would be needed to be involved with a family member of the king. And it did not help that the author put in the point of view of Dorian and he seemed to be so in love with her, it truly broke my heart.
This is probably the best book that I have read this summer and I would whole-heartily recommend this book to anyone and everyone.
Hello lovely people of the internet, welcome to my post about the best of my 2016. If you didn’t think that 2016 was a tough year, then I want to know where you were living. But there is always good in a bad situation and these are my favorite of 2016.
Conviction, Notorious, New Girl, American Housewife, Shadowhunters, Dead of Summer, Guilt
Deepwater Horizon, The Edge of Seventeen, Captain America: Civil War, Rouge One
So unfortunately, I did not get through my TBR pile this year as much as I wanted it to so I am only putting three on my list, but I am making it my new year’s resolution to read more books
So 2016 was a big year for me. I graduated from high school, number one! I stared college at Texas Tech University and I joined a sorority. I truly enjoyed my first semester of college and made friends and memories that will last a lifetime!