Blog Tours, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, WWW Wednesday, Young Adult

WWW #4

It’s been about a month now since I’ve done this one… oops. But that’s okay, it just means there’s more to go over as far as what I’ve finished. 🙂

For those of you who don’t know what this one is, it started over at Taking on a World of Words and it consists of just a few simple questions:

The 3 W’s:

What are you currently reading?

-What did you recently finish reading?

-What are you planning on reading next?



What I’m Reading:

The Bone Season was a pick that’s part of a book club my friend and I started on Facebook (if you’re interested in joining, let me know!) and I’ve been wanting to read On a Sunbeam for a while and finally snagged a copy when I went to Barnes and Noble the last time. Super good so far!


What I’ve Finished Recently:

You’d Be Mine was a 4-star read, review here: Country Girl, Shake It For Me

The Gunslinger was a 3-star read, review here: Slinger of Guns

Ash Princess was a 5-star read, review here: Princess of Ash

A Discovery of Witches was a 5-star read, review here: Discovering Witches

Clockwork Angel was a 5-star reread (my 7th time), working on a new review for it as we speak!


I know some of these are from my previous ones, but I’m DETERMINED to read Lady Smoke as soon as I’m done with my current reads, and the others are ones I’ve been meaning to read for ages.


What’ve you read recently or what are you looking to read soon? 🙂

-Laurenxx

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ABC Book Challenge, Fantasy, Informative, Sci-Fi, Young Adult

ABC Book Challenge- C

Hello, lovely readers! It’s Wednesday and this week that means ABC Book Challenge!

For each letter, you come up with some of your favorite books that start with that letter, then some books from your TBR that begin with that letter as well! 🙂



Memorable Reads That Start With “C”:

1. Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare

2. A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J Maas

3. The Calling by James Frey, Nils Johnson-Shelton

4. Caraval by Stephanie Garber

5. A Conjuring of Light by V.E. Schwab


1. The City of Brass by S.A. Chakraborty

2. Circe by Madeline Miller

3. The Cruel Prince by Holly Black

4. Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

5. City of Ghosts by Victoria Schwab

Book Reviews, Fantasy, Paranormal

Discovering Witches

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A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness

Read 1/25/19-2/4/19

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

So, I totally understand all sides of this. Why people love it, why others don’t, and all of those who fall in between. It’s Twilight for adults, but it’s written sooooo much better and it’s so interesting. There’s a lot of backstory and a lot that goes into the story. Plus, Harkness definitely loves her detail and I know that for some people, wordy books are very off-putting.

I’m an Anthropology major, and I’m leaning towards either archaeology or forensics, so all of the DNA aspects of this book were super interesting to me. And being a history fanatic, I was enthralled to hear anything and everything when they talked about the past.

Diana was one of the best main characters ever. I loved how realistic she was, she wasn’t without her flaws but she’s such a badass and I absolutely adore her. And Matthew is probably my favorite vampire character of all time.

Learning about Matthew’s past was something I looked forward to in every instance it was brought up. With him being as old as he is, he lived through A LOT of history and hearing the stuff he experienced and lived through was amazing.

The lore in this book was absolutely fascinating, with the witches, vampires, and daemons, it’s definitely an interesting world, especially once they bring the genetic side into it. I can’t wait to find out more of what’s behind everything and just… can’t wait to continue reading this series.

I love that the setting wasn’t stationary and how much the characters actually went through over the course of this novel. Man, what a whirlwind!

The supporting characters in this book all brought something unique to the story and I just absolutely LOVE them all in their own ways. I would have to say that Hamish, Marcus, and Sarah are my favorites but I honestly adore them all.

This book was daunting when I first picked it up, but I am so thankful that I did, thanks to the suggestion of my friend, and cannot wait to pick up the second one.

Adult Fiction, Book Reviews, Fantasy

Slinger of Guns

The Gunslinger by Stephen King

Read: 1/9/19-1/17/19

⭐️⭐️⭐️

Okay, I’m not willing to give this that 4th star just because this one was so slow for the majority of it. I get that it was more of a prequel than anything and sort of set stuff up for the future, but I found myself bored most of the time.

The ending of this book was really really good though and it definitely made me that much keener to finish the rest of the series. I knew that this one wasn’t going to be the best of the series by any means, but I expected a bit more to it.

I love Roland and I think that I’m going to end up loving him more and more with each book. He’s a very complex character and I feel like we’ve barely scratched the surface of who he is or what he’s been through and I’m excited to see what happens.

I do like the whole western take on a fantasy world and I’m excited to see more of it as the series goes on. I do wish that we’d gotten a bit more world building in this one because it wasn’t nearly enough to get a good idea of what the world is really like.

I’m definitely going to read the next book in this series and I’m hoping that I’ll enjoy them more as the series goes.

-Laurenxx