Throwback Thursday 2/22/18

Throwback Thursday 2/22/18


Twilight by Stephanie Meyer

So I’m sure all of you have either read or at least heard of Twilight. This honestly used to be one of my all-time favorite series and I have read it multiple times. I decided that with all of my travel this month I would listen to the audiobook because of how much I used to love Edward and this story.

The story is really clever and I still love it, but I honestly cannot stand Bella. She is so whiny and needy and clingy and she is one of those stupid girl martyrs who thinks she can solve everything by just offering herself up to the evil vampire. No. Just no. I honestly was getting so irritated by her throughout the whole book. She fell in love with Edward in a split second after he admits he wants to eat her, she cannot live without him being near her after like a week, and when he admits he has been breaking into her house and watching her sleep (which is uber creepy by the way) , she thinks it’s so amazing and flattering. Stop the nonsense now. I seriously could not take it.

I do love Edward still though and the romance aspect was still as good as it ever was for me. The way Edward would just question her and how intrigued he was by her still makes me swoon even though I had to read it from Bella’s POV. I also love the stressful ending of this book where she was being hunted, it was really entertaining still even though I knew exactly what was going to happen.

Overall, I don’t think I can listen to New Moon for a while, I need a break from Bella…

You can buy Twilight here, or get it from your library like I did!


Soul Screamers #1-3 by Rachel Vincent

Soul Screamers #1-3 by Rachel Vincent

Goodreads Summary of Book 1:

She doesn’t see dead people. She senses when someone near her is about to die. And when that happens, a force beyond her control compels her to scream bloody murder. Literally.

Kaylee just wants to enjoy having caught the attention of the hottest guy in school. But a normal date is hard to come by when Nash seems to know more about her need to scream than she does. And when classmates start dropping dead for no apparent reason, only Kaylee knows who’ll be next.

My Review:

The concept of this book was so great. Kaylee knows when someone is about to die and the story that could have been built off of that is so cool and I love that. The characters felt real and I felt like they were actually my friends which is amazing.

The books were not bad. They were also not great and I just couldn’t get myself to finish the series. There are four more books and I wasn’t bored exactly but I feel like there was so much more that could have happened and a lot of the time it moved slowly and then the main issue happened and then all of the sudden it was over and maybe the timing was just off.

The romance was okay. I don’t love the main character, in fact sometimes I actually strongly disliked him and was annoyed with how the main character acted. With my favorite authors (like JLA) there is always sexual tension and either the characters don’t like each other or something is in the way and they can’t be together but they make you fall in love with the man so hard you wish he was real. With this book the main characters were a couple before I even knew who the guy was and it kind of ruined it for me.

Overall, a cool idea but I just couldn’t get through the series. It wasn’t bad, just not for me. You can buy book 1 here.

If you have any book recommendations please let me know!!

WorldWalker Trilogy


Goodreads Summary of Book 1:

Love burns. Worlds collide. Magic reigns.

This world is trying to kill Lily Proctor. Her life-threatening allergies keep her from enjoying many of the experiences that other teenagers take for granted… which is why she is determined to enjoy her first (and perhaps only) high-school party. But Lily’s life never goes according to plan, and after a humiliating incident in front of half her graduating class Lily wishes she could just disappear.

Suddenly Lily is in a different Salem – one overrun with horrifying creatures and ruled by powerful women called Crucibles. Strongest and cruellest of all the Crucibles is Lillian… Lily’s identical other self in this alternate universe. This new version of her world is terrifyingly sensual, and Lily is soon overwhelmed by new experiences.

Lily realizes that what makes her weak at home is exactly what makes her extraordinary in New Salem. It also puts her life in danger. Thrown into a world she doesn’t understand, Lily is torn between responsibilities she can’t hope to shoulder alone, and a love she never expected.

But how can Lily be the saviour of this world when she is literally her own worst enemy?

My Review:

Often when I can’t find a new series to read I check up on some of my favorite authors to see if they have any new books I haven’t heard of which is how I came across this series! Josephine Angelini wrote the Starcrossed trilogy which I read and LOVED years ago and so I knew I had to read this series immediately, and it has magic so no brainer, right?

I can say that this series moved up into my top five almost immediately. The series was seriously THAT good. Like forgetting to eat, wanting to skip work, staying up all night good.

Lily was an amazing character and sometimes female characters really get on my nerves but not her…I want to be her. She starts out as someone who is in love with a man-whore, and who can’t even go out and do normal things because of her horrible allergies and ends up as a bad-ass who uses magic to fuel an entire army. I just cannot believe how much she changes and how much I love her.

Not only does this series have a kickass main character, magic, and wars, but it has a swoon-worthy-I-wish-he-was-real male lead. The sexual tension in this book was torture, even painful at times, and I loved EVERY second of it! It is books like these that ruin all real men for me because seriously no one even compares to him. I won’t say any more except that I am totally in love with a fictional character and have no shame.

The whole idea for this book that there are an infinite number of universes out there that are created by every decision we all make is just amazing and I have no idea how she came up with it but I am obsessed. Having magic in some universes and not others and how Angelini turned the Salem witch trials into this is just so cool and I can’t get over it. I want so much more. I cannot stop thinking about this series and I think I have one of the worst book hangovers I have ever had.

If you have not read this series you have to, like drop what you are doing and get this book immediately. It will not disappoint! Seriously do it now! You can buy book one on Amazon here or get it at your library like I did!

Bloodlines Series by Richelle Mead

Bloodlines Series by Richelle Mead


Goodreads Summary of Book 1:

I wasn’t free of my past, not yet.

Sydney’s blood is special. That’s because she’s an alchemist – one of a group of humans who dabble in magic and serve to bridge the worlds of humans and vampires. They protect vampire secrets – and human lives. But the last encounter Sydney had with vampires got her in deep trouble with the other alchemists. And now with her allegiences in question, her future is on the line.

When Sydney is torn from her bed in the middle of the night, at first she thinks she’s still being punished for her complicated alliance with dhampir Rose Hathaway. But what unfolds is far worse. Jill Dragomir – the sister of Moroi Queen Lissa Dragomir – is in mortal danger, and the Moroi must send her into hiding. To avoid a civil war, Sydney is called upon to act as Jill’s guardian and protector, posing as her roommate in the unlikeliest of places: a human boarding school in Palm Springs, California. The last thing Sydney wants is to be accused of sympathizing with vampires. And now she has to live with one.

The Moroi court believe Jill and Sydney will be safe at Amberwood Prep, but threats, distractions, and forbidden romance lurk both outside – and within – the school grounds. Now that they’re in hiding, the drama is only just beginning.

My Review: I remember seeing this series come out a while ago and I usually don’t like to read series with more than 3-4 books and I wasn’t sure if I wanted a spin-off of vampire academy but I liked them so much I eventually decided to give it a try. Let me start out by saying I am so glad I did!

This series was amazing and had me completely captivated. I barely did anything else and I flew through the whole 6 book series in only a few days…

There were so many different elements to these books: the alchemists, the warriors of light, the Moroi and Strigoi, the witches, and the ex-alchemists, and I loved every one of them. There were some really stressful parts of the book that I tried to read as fast as I could because they were so good and I had to know what happened next. I honestly thought the story got better and better the more I read and it never slowed down for a nice relaxing moment.

I think the magic in this story was really unexpected for me and it was honestly my favorite part of the series. For some reason, I love books about magic because it makes me feel like I can do spells and do everything they can do. The romance in this book was also one of my all-time favorites. The sexual tension kills me because the amount of time she waited to make something happen was so long and so painful. I wasn’t even sure if she was going to do something about it because of how long nothing happened but it was brilliant.

Richelle did an amazing job with playing with my emotions because I seriously got so angry at her father throughout the whole series and I was so in love with Sydney’s love interest, I was just all over the place and she is amazing. I also love all of the minor characters like Eddie and Jill, Rose and Dimitri also play a big role in this book so if you haven’t read the vampire academy read those for sure and then I definitely recommend this series! You have got some serious reading ahead of you!

You can get the first bloodlines novel at your library or the kindle edition here.

Spellbound Duology by Cara Lynn Shultz

Goodreads Summary:

What’s a girl to do when meeting The One means she’s cursed to die a horrible death?

Life hasn’t been easy on sixteen-year-old Emma Connor, so a new start in New York may be just the change she needs. But the posh Upper East Side prep school she has to attend? Not so much. Friendly faces are few and far between, except for one that she’s irresistibly drawn to— Brendan Salinger, the guy with the rock-star good looks and the richest kid in school, who might just be her very own white knight.

But even when Brendan inexplicably turns cold, Emma can’t stop staring. Ever since she laid eyes on him, strange things have been happening. Streetlamps go out wherever she walks, and Emma’s been having the oddest dreams: visions of herself in past lives— visions that warn her to stay away from Brendan. Or else.


My Review: This book sounded really cool when I read about it on my goodreads recommendations page so I decided to give it a try. The first book was definitely a let-down. The first half of the book was great, she is discovering she isn’t normal and there is an old curse that she may be a part of and of course there is Brendan…maybe not the most swoon-worthy male lead I have ever read about but I definitely got a small crush on him. His dark hair and light eyes make him seem like a really attractive book boyfriend and his protectiveness is the sexiest thing of all. The main character didn’t annoy me at all throughout the series and I love that this took place on the upper east side because it made it even that much more entertaining.

However, the book mostly focused on normal problems like a girl bullying her and a guy who was mean and violent and a new relationship, but the magic I was expecting never came. Breaking the curse was anticlimactic, after the last series I read I was kind of expecting some kind of magical battle that never came.

There wasn’t any cliffhanger with the first book so I decided to read the second book just because I was curious to see where the author would take it. The book started out pretty slow and I really had to push myself to read it but overall it was way better than the first. There was magic and there were spells and fights and some sort of magical battle at the end which was way more fun than just some bully attacking Emma and Brendan. Brendan was as sexy as ever in this book too but his overprotectiveness was too much and it almost got on my nerves how bad it was.

Overall these books weren’t bad! I don’t think I would reread them but they were a good and fun read. You can buy the first book on amazon here.

Goddess Test Trilogy by Aimee Carter

goddess test

Goodreads Summary:

Every girl who had taken the test has died.

Now it’s Kate’s turn.

It’s always been just Kate and her mom – and her mother is dying. Her last wish? To move back to her childhood home. So Kate’s going to start at a new school with no friends, no other family and the fear that her mother won’t live past the fall.

Then she meets Henry. Dark. Tortured. And mesmerizing. He claims to be Hades, god of the Underworld – and if she accepts his bargain, he’ll keep her mother alive while Kate tries to pass seven tests.

Kate is sure he’s crazy – until she sees him bring a girl back from the dead. Now saving her mother seems crazily possible. If she succeeds, she’ll become Henry’s future bride and a goddess.

If she fails…

My Review: I know it has been forever since I have written a blog post and I have been going through some serious withdrawals but you all would be shocked at how long it has been since I’ve had time to read a new book, let alone blog about it! But it is so good to be back!

This trilogy started out amazing! The first book was so much fun and even though there were some really sad and emotional parts, it was worth trying not to cry to get to the good parts! I love any good book with some greek mythology and this book did not disappoint.

The main character, I loved her except for her martyr complex which every female main character nowadays seems to have. Besides that though, she is super fun and I love her, at some points I wish I was her! Henry was a major heart-throb, totally swoon-worthy and I definitely fell in love with him and went through some emotional rollercoasters with Kate. The author definitely did a great job at influencing my emotions of love and jealousy. Powerful men, especially Gods, are the ultimate book boyfriends and I of course pictured him as some big attractive, well, God-like man.

Ava was a really fun character and everyone needs a friend like her. Even though sometimes Kate didn’t believe in her, I always did. The rest of the council of Gods were kind of background characters but it was still fun reading about all of them and trying to figure out which Gods they were.

Book one was definitely my favorite of the three, but the rest were still great. I think a lot of the time I like the first book the best because you’re excited to figure out if the girl is going to pass the tests and fall in love and after the first book things get a lot more dramatic and somehow the loved ones always get separated which is always so frustrating!

The second book had a much more dramatic plot line which kept me hooked and the end had a ridiculous cliffhanger that made me so glad I didn’t have to wait for book three. I always love a big dramatic battle that could save or destroy the whole world, but there were some parts about book three that made it less good than the rest. The fact that the Gods could now speak telepathically would not have been weird if that was something that was introduced in the first book, but it was brought up in the last book which just made it off-putting. Other than that though, the series was fantastic and I would definitely recommend it to people who like Greek mythology and great God book boyfriends.

You can get the first book here.

Indebted, Incendiary, and Iniquity (The Premonition #3-5) by Amy Bartol

Indebted, Incendiary, and Iniquity (The Premonition #3-5) by Amy Bartol




My Review: So what happened with these was that I was too addicted to this series and I forgot to do a post until I finished the series so I decided to do one big post about the rest of the series.

So I loved this series, I still think about it constantly and even dream about it sometimes even though I am reading another book. Reed is one of my favorite book boyfriends/aspires of all time and I miss him so much. The plot of these books was fantastic and I couldn’t stop thinking about them. Even the minor characters were just so amazing and the books felt so real so I felt like I was really living the story which is my favorite part about books.

The only thing I didn’t like was that Brennus was in every single one and I actually started to like him at the end which annoyed me so much because I loathed him in the beginning. That constant plot of everyone wanting to steal Evie and having so many men that were so in love with her that they didn’t want anyone else was also kind of annoying. I also could have done without the Xavier character because he only lived to annoy me and I was kind of happy with how things ended. The new villain in the last book was a great twist though and I even like what she did with the flashbacks to her previous lives. It doesn’t make sense now but if you read it, it will.

The ending of the book seemed kind of abrupt and it took me a while to digest but I enjoyed it all the same. Of course, there was an epic battle and it was written really well so I thoroughly enjoyed it. The whole portal idea was also really cool and now I want one too…

This was one of those series that gave me a book hangover, one of the worst actually and so if you are prepared for that then I recommend this book. Really, go download the first book now. You can buy the third on Amazon here, and the other two on Amazon as well.