Well, well, well! Another month has flown by! But that just means we’re a month closer to summer, my favorite season! Anyhow, I read a ton in this past month and lots of exciting things happened, so let’s jump right into it!
Books Read + Mini Reviews
Saga Volume 1 by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples | 5/5 Stars
Loved it! I sense a new obsession in the making! The art was beautiful and the story was great and engaging. Couldn’t put it down!
Lumberjanes Issue 1 by Noelle Stevenson, Grace Ellis, and Brooke A. Allen | 5/5 Stars
I thought this was such a cute beginning! Can’t wait to see what’s next for our imaginative girl gang!
Lumberjanes Issue 2 by Noelle Stevenson, Grace Ellis, and Brooke A. Allen | 3.5/5 Stars
This was cute, but I couldn’t really tell how it advanced any sort of overarching storyline or plot.
A Study in Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro | 3.5/5 Stars
I had a LOT of technical issues with this book BUT on a purely entertainment level, I loved it. I will be continuing on with the series and hope to see Cavallaro’s writing get stronger. I can’t wait to see what’s next for Watson and Holmes!
The Royal We by Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan | 4/5 Stars
Very cute! I loved it! Obviously this isn’t a great literary classic or anything and it’s totally Will and Kate fanfic, but it’s great for what it is!
Seven Black Diamonds by Melissa Marr | 1/5 Stars/DNF
This book had such an interesting premise, but the execution was terrible. I don’t even know what the plot was.
Nowhere But Here by Katie McGarry | 4/5 Stars
I fell in love with this book and Emily and Oz! I was skeptical about YA biker lit but the sequel is one of my most wanted books now! Definitely a must read!
The Favorite by Kiera Cass | 3/5 Stars
It was a cute story, but there didn’t seem to be much point to it…
Stars Above by Marissa Meyer | 4/5 Stars
It was great to be back in this world again, especially in the last novella. I enjoyed most of the short stories, but let’s be honest: we were all there for that ending. Very cute
Until Friday Night by Abbi Glines | 2/5 Stars
I really did not like this book. I found it had implied slut shaming and a really toxic relationship that teens should not look up to. I just–ugh. Blech!
Losing It by Cora Carmack | 2.5/5 Stars
This book was soooooo cute! I was so surprised by how much I really enjoyed Losing It. It wasn’t revolutionary, but it was cute.
Faking It by Cora Carmack | 3.5/5 Stars
The sequel to Losing It was just as cute as the first book! I loved learning more about Cade and getting to know Max! Very cute!
Finding It by Cora Carmack | 3.5/5 Stars
This is the darkest of the Losing It trilogy and I really felt that. It did have its cute moments, but there were just so many heavy moments and things going on. Still, I enjoyed it.
Emmy & Oliver by Robin Benway | 3/5 Stars
This book was pretty “blah” for me. The characters were colorless and there wasn’t much plot. It wasn’t bad per se, it just left me with no real lasting impressions.
38/86 Books Completed
11 books ahead of schedule
Debut Author Challenge
A Study in Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro
Rock My TBR Challenge
I unfortunately didn’t get to any backlist books this months.
Set In Space–Starflight by Melissa Landers
Non Binary MC
Under 200 Pages–“Bridge of Snow” by Marie Rutkoski
Set Over 200 Years Ago–Into the Dim by Janet B. Taylor
March, April, May Release–A Study in Charlotte by Britany Cavallaro
Metallic Lettering–Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton
Based On A Real Event
Book Toward Another Challenge
Green Cover–Nimona by Noelle Stevenson
Retelling–Stars Above (The Little Android) by Marissa Meyer
Set In More Than One Country–The Girl from Everywhere by Heidi Heilig
Characters Aren’t Human–Saga Vol. 1 by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples
Rec’d By More Than One Friend
Flowers On The Cover
MC Shares Your First Initial–Seven Black Diamond by Melissa Marr
Written Under A Pen Name
More Than One Author–Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
End Of The World
Number In The Title–Zero Day by Jan Gangsei
Standalone–Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover
33/50 Audiobooks Completed
The Winner’s Kiss by Marie Rutkoski (Audiobook)
The Crown’s Game by Evelyn Skye (Audiobook)(preorder)
The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi (Audiobook)
As per usual, I’m winging it (because *sigh*…let’s just face it: that’s just who I am). BUT! I do have a few books that I know I am definitely going to read and they are…
- The Queen’s Poisoner by Jeff Wheeler Release Day Blitz
- 300 Followers Celebratory Q & A
- Essential Maps for the Lost Blog Tour (Guest Post)
- A Very Exciting Announcement
- The Top 10 Life Lessons I’ve Learned From Blogging
- So You Want to Make Graphics and Edit Photos (But You Don’t Have Photoshop)?
- Nefarious Tales Blog Tour | Evil Edits
- My List of 22 Things to Do Before I’m 22
- My Take/Behind The Blog MASH UP | How to Steal Like An Artist
- The Way Back to You Blog Tour
- Girl About Town Blog Tour
- Genius: The Game Blog Tour
- The Bookkeeper’s Secrets Soon to Be Announced Summer YA Girls in STEM Event (!!!)
Around The Blogosphere/Vlogosphere
- Jellafy made a super funny video on How To Book Haul!
- Iridescence stared a WordPress KIK group chat for bloggers (and you should totally join because it’s really fun!)
- Cait talks about inspiration vs. copying
- Jess does Mythbusters: The Bookworm Edition
- Joey has a hysterical talk about reason # 12 why he’d be a terrible protagonist!
My Favorite Things
- Hypable’s Book Hype Podcast
- Adventures In YA Podcast
- Carla Morrison’s “Un Beso”
- Ruelle’s “Monsters”
- CW’s The 100