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Enola Holmes Book Tag

Hey, everyone! I’m doing yet another tag this week because first of all I have a whole lot that I need to do and second of all I completely forgot about posting anything until today and I’m going on vacation today (I dont’ even know if this tag will actually get out because I may… More

The Last Ten Books Tag

Okay, I have a LOT of tags to do. I mean, I think we all do. But I have a LOT. This year, I’ve been doing one tag a month, but it looks like that’s going to be too few. I’m going to try to do two tags this month but honestly, who knows if… More

March Wrap Up (part two)

Hey everyone, welcome back to my March wrap up! This is part two, in case you missed it, I’m splitting my wrap ups into two parts so they aren’t the monster that was my January Wrap up. I published the first part of the wrap up on Sunday, where I discussed favorite posts around the… More

March Wrap Up (part one)

I honestly cannot believe it’s already the end of March. I feel like March went slower than the other months but it’s also…already the end of it? We’re a fourth of the way through the year already and I’m not entirely sure how we got here. I swear, it was just February.Anyways. I’m going to… More

Our thoughts on teens in YA

Hey everyone! As you might recall, if you’ve been around my blog a bit, I did a discussion post last month (it was actually a collaboration with April @Booked Till Midnight!). I had a whole lot of fun writing that post and so I decided to write another discussion!Unfortunately I decided to procrastinate on writing… More

Julie and the Phantoms book tag

Honestly, I’m amazed that I’ve kept the fact that I’m doing this tag a secret.Okay, maybe that’s not as amazing as I made it sound. But I have been doing a LOT of JATP-talking recently and not once have I mentioned this lovely thing. I…don’t know what I was thinking with this intro. MOVING ON.Here… More

February Monthly Wrap Up (Part 2)

Welcome back to the second part of my monthly wrap up! In case you missed it, I’ve decided to break up my wrap ups into two parts–I published the first part of my wrap up last Sunday and you can find it here. While the first part covered my reading month, here I’m covering everything… More

February Monthly Wrap Up (Part 1)

Hey there, everyone!The second month of 2021 is already over and I’m a little surprised that it’s already over? Maybe it’s because February is a little shorter than the other months but it felt like it went really fast to me!Now, before I get started, I just want to let you all know that I’ve… More

Retellings

So if I am correct, this is the first discussion post I’ve ever done!* Discussion posts were the highest voted on the poll I gave my blog readers in my January wrap-up to see which posts they wanted me to do more of and I’m really excited for this! I’ve always found discussion posts really… More

End of the year Superlatives tag

Yeah, I know what you’re thinking. It’s been more than a month since the year actually ended. And it’s taken me way too long to do this tag. Super sorry but hopefully everyone will enjoy it anyways!I was tagged for this tag by the lovely Alex @The Scribe Owl. This is her first original tag… More

‘Lorac’ Book Giveaway

Yeah, this is a post that I really should have put out a while ago. So many apologies to the author for taking so long to put out this post but I am finally hosting my second book giveaway! I’m so happy to be gifting one free e-copy of the book ‘Lorac’ by Neus Figueras.… More

January Wrap up

I’m just going to apologize in advance for the length of the post. I hope it doesn’t scare you off because I really enjoy writing my wrap ups and I try to make them interesting. Unfortunately, I got carried away so now it’s absurdly long. BUT HOPEFULLY ITS VERY INTERESTING.Also, this is a very interactive… More

Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas

So…you guys know how I did on my last review (hint: not well, since it was a month since I read the book).…Okay fine it’s been exactly a month (as of the day this post is published) since I read Cemetery Boys, as well.Yeah, I really need to write my reviews sooner.But I HOPE that… More

Baby it’s Cold Outside Book Tag

Thank you so much to Cherelle @A Bolt Out of the Book, Madeline @The Bookish Mutant and Cherry @Cherry Blossom Books for tagging me to do this! (wow, when did I become so immersed in the blogging community that I get tagged 3 times for something!) I am so so so sorry it took me… More

I Wish You All the Best by Mason Deaver

Hello, hello, hello and welcome to my first book review of 2021! I actually read “I Wish You All the Best” in December of 2020 but here we are in 2021 I Wish You All the Best | Mason Deaver Published May 14, 2019 | Push 329 pages | ebook Content Warnings: Accidental misgendering, purposeful… More

21 Books or series I Want to Read in 2021

Welcome, everyone, to 2021!!!I cannot believe that we’re finally here, out of that terrible 2020 and into a (hopefully) brighter future. Let’s hope it all goes up from here (and I do NOT mean covid cases)!To kick off this new year I thought I’d write a list of 21 books that I want to read… More

December and 2020 Wrap up

Hello hello hello friends, and welcome to (*drumroll please*) the end of 2020!Wow, I cannot believe that we’re finally here! 2020 has been a crazy year of ups and downs–ha ha, I’m joking if there was an up please let me know because I cannot think of anything except the fact that I started this… More

Christmas Book Haul

Hey guys, my family knows something and I’m very glad for it: they know that I love books.I’m finally doing my first book haul! Most of the time, I don’t do book hauls just because I don’t usually get large amounts of books at one time! Despite being a book lover, I am VERY cheap… More

The Outstanding Blogger Awards

This award looks so fun and I cannot thank the three people who nominated me enough! Please please please check out Em’s blog @Cats, Bibliophiles and Baguettes. CBB is no longer active due to problems with the website creation website, but Em has started a new blog, on wordpress! You can find her @Tea for… More

Moxie by Jennifer Matheiu

…What! Phoenix is actually doing a book review???? What even is this? Ha, yes, I am back with my next book review! It’s certainly been a while for one of those. I’m sorry that it took me so long to get this next review out, but this is just the perfect book to do this… More

The Liebster Award (#1 and #2)

Aaaand I meant to publish this yesterday but forgot to click the publish button. Go me. I wrote the below and then was tagged by Alex @The Scribe Owl for the Liebster award as well. However, I like my old intro even though it is no longer accurate so I’m keeping it. Enjoy me from… More

Blog Compare: How I’ve Improved

I feel like recently I’ve sorta been walking around feeling sorry for myself. Sorry that my blog has so few followers when people who started at the same time as me in blogging have 2x, 3x, 4x or more followers than I do. Which, let me just say, is dumb. I shouldn’t be caring so… More

Lost in Translation Book Tag

Alright everyone, today we are learning a lesson and that lesson is to never ever trust google translate with your translating needs. This is something, actually, that any teacher teaching me a language has told me countless times and yet people probably still do it because it’s easier. So let’s see what this tag is… More

2020 Book Tag

Welp, here we go with yet another tag. It seems like ever since I started with the tags, I’ve just been doing them constantly. I’m sorry about that guys, I’ll try to get a discussion post or review up soon, we’ll see! Before you ask, yes. You read this right. A book tag about 2020,… More

November monthly wrap up and book tag!

Well. Another month of virtual school, another month of being stuck inside ALL THE TIME and another month of the pandemic. Happy nine months, people. We’ve been in this pandemic for as long as a woman is pregnant on average (why was that the first thing that came to my mind? I am now concerned… More

Forest of Souls by Lori M. Lee

We have reached the last week in my ‘Beyond the Story Challenge.’ I know that not many people participated in the challenge but I had a lot of fun reading new books that I probably wouldn’t have found time to read otherwise. I hope that everyone else has found my book reviews just as fun… More

Never Have I Ever Book Tag

Okey dokey! This is the first book tag that I’ve ever participated in so please, stay with me. Maybe it will end up terrible. Maybe it will be the best book tag you’ve ever seen (doubtful). I have a vague understanding of the rules so we’ll see how many I break on the way…joking. I… More

Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson

We’re almost finished with my challenge, “Beyond the Story,” at this point! After this post, we only have one more week to go. I know that, in general, the challenge was not the biggest success but I loved that I was able to read a lot of books I probably wouldn’t have gotten to on… More

Scavenge the Stars by Tara Sim

Week number two of my “Beyond the Story” challenge! First I want to thank anyone who is participating in this challenge–though I know not many people are participating, I thank everyone who is. Please, put your reviews for this challenge in the comments if you want to! *Please note: I listened to this book as… More

The Future Was Now by JR Harber (Book Rant)

In which I lie to stress my point (please note that all lies are either unintentional or clearly marked).Whew! Strap in, everyone, this is going to be a loooong ride. I certainly have a lot to say about this book! Wow. Okay so if you saw my goodreads review (found here but it doesn’t actually… More

October Wrap-Up/Wrap-Up Tag

Wow. Another month of this dumpster fire that some call 2020 gone. Despite the failure that this year has turned out to be, it’s going so fast! I’m already more than a month into school and there’s only two more months until 2021. This month, I am hosting what I am going to call a… More

The Sound of Stars by Alechia Dow

Alright everyone, it’s week one of the “Beyond the Story” challenge! For the first challenge, “Judge a book by its cover,” I chose to read “The Sound of Stars” by Alechia Dow. This cover is one of the most amazing that I’ve ever seen. I mean, look at it! Want a closer look? Here: I… More

Interview with TJ Klune, author of The Extraordinaries

My second book interview has finally arrived! I’m really excited for this one. I read “The Extraordinaries” a few months ago and loved it. This is, quite possibly, the funniest book I’ve ever read. I was literally laughing every single page. Here’s a little more about the book: Author: TJ KluneGenres: Young Adult, Fantasy, LGBTQIAP+,… More

The Deception Book Giveaway

*Note: This giveaway is now closed. You are no longer able to participate. Look out for the next giveaway I offer! Interested in having a chance to get this book? Leave a comment and I’ll see if I can host another giveaway. (I make no promises)* Okay! *claps hands together*. Welcome to my first ever… More

TBR for Beyond the Story Challenge

Some of you may have seen my Beyond the Story challenge post a few days ago. I will post my TBR here! Week one: Judge a book by its cover The Sound of Stars by Alechia Dow. I’ve been wanting to read this book for a while, in fact I own it, but I have… More

A Few Updates

Hello dear humans, mermaids, dragons, vampires and other creatures that I won’t take the time to mention (only because there’s so many creatures out there that it would take forever, not because I love you less. If you’re reading this, you’re the best). This will be a short post…and one you may not be very… More

Even After Death

This is the first short story that I will post on my blog! Now, because it is the halloween season I figured I’d go a little ghosty, dark, mysterious…not that it’s very spooky or anything. Anyways, this is going to be the first part of a short story….no, I haven’t written the other parts so… More

I’ll Give you the Sun by Jandy Nelson

Two posts in one day! And finally, my next book review! I haven’t reviewed a book on here in a while and I’m excited to get back to it! Now, I wrote a short summary for the beginning of the book, but in my opinion neither this summary nor the official one does the book… More

Beyond the Story Challenge

Hey everyone! Welcome to the very first “Beyond the Story” challenge! Now, this is my first time ever doing any sort of challenge so please bear with me if things don’t go quite as planned–I am trying my best to make this fun and enjoyable. Now, you’re probably wondering what the heck the “Beyond the… More

Writer’s Block

Hey everyone! Sorry that I haven’t been posting much lately, I’ve been busy with school starting up and just haven’t had time to write some posts! Hopefully I’ll be able to write a few more now! This post may be a little different than some others because this isn’t about reading, it’s about writing! I… More

Rereading Books

Why might someone read a book again? What is the point of going through the story when you already know the end of it? In this blog post I will discuss the reasons and joys of rereading books. Why do I reread books? There are a few reasons that I might pick up a book… More

Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

I am going to do this review slightly differently than my first review and hopefully it’s just as good! I will focus on four different elements of the story: basic plot, characters, setting and writing, as well as adding a few notes to the bottom. Plot: Orisha used to be a land of magic, but… More

Tarnished are the Stars by Rosiee Thor

“There was nothing quite like the first tick of a new heart.” Anna has a secret – two. A mechanical heart beats inside her chest. And she is the Technician, disregarding the Commissioner’s laws against tech to provide technology to those who need it. “If he could find the Technician, hunt him down, and turn… More

World-building in YA Feminist Fantasy Fiction

Two days ago, Saturday, August 29, was independent bookstore day. On this day, I got the excellent opportunity to attend a webinar in which three authors, Kat Cho (Wicked Fox), Rena Barron (Kingdom of Souls) and Rebecca Kim Wells (Shatter the Sky) spoke about their YA feminist fantasy novels! I got to hear these authors… More