It’s a good thing that last week was so laid back because this week has been a whirlwind! I managed to finish 4 – that’s right – 4 books this week! I don’t even remember the last time I read that much in a week! The funny thing is that I was swamped at work so I didn’t have much time. But the weather was awful and there was nothing else to do so I used every spare moment to my advantage.


HUNTED by Meagan Spooner <—– (full review)

This was a book that I had been anticipating for a really long time and I was so happy that it lived up to my expectations. I absolutely loved the folklore aspect and that my least favourite parts of the Beauty and the Beast Disney version were taken out!

BLUE LILY LILY BLUE by Maggie Stiefvater <—– (full review)

Book 3 of the Raven cycle series and by far the best! I wasn’t a fan of Dream Thieves at all. I was bored, confused and not invested in the story. I thought that certain aspects of it were interesting but I wasn’t sure yet how most of it came into play. This one started to clear up the questions I had and made a dark and creepy turn. I’m starting book four, The Raven King, very soon!

GOOD MORNING MIDNIGHT by Lily Brooks-Dalton <—– (full review)

I’ve been in the mood for science fiction lately so I was really excited for this one. I started off not like it, then loved it, then got bored, then loved it – it was a slow burning roller coaster of a read! It was a little low on the sci-fi/dystopian scale and focused more on the living in isolation story line, but it made me think well after turning that last page!


I finished this one yesterday and will be putting my review up tomorrow. I had this book on my wish list for probably three years and when I found it for 25 cents in perfect condition at a thrift store I finally decided to buy it. With the TV show coming out I decided to read it sooner than later. This is an absolutely haunting book that I think will work out REALLY well as a show.


An ember in the ashes

An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir. I’m going into this one blindly! I know nothing about it except for the fact that this series is getting rave reviews. I know that when it first came out everyone was talking about it. And I just HAD to have this book. But over a year later it still sits unread on my shelf. So after a quick twitter poll  (follow me!) it was decided that it’s time to change that! I’m very much looking forward to this book and it’s sequel!


My first ever giveaway on the blog ended on Tuesday! I put all the entries into a bowl and let my 6 year old son pick the winner and I was so excited to see that it was someone I had talked to about reading Hunted and I knew it was going to a good home! Janeal from the amazing blog The Book Filled Day should be getting the package soon! I plan to do another giveaway, maybe in the summer!

This week I focused on my top 5 YA contemporary reads. Contemporary isn’t usually high on my list as a frequently read genre, but this year I’ve been looking into them more and more. I think it has to do with the fact that I’ve gotten so deep into fantasy and science fiction that I need to break it up a little with something a little easier to read. I love the fluffiness of some of the stories and some of the emotional ones as well. If you have any great contemporary reads you would like to recommend I would love to hear of some!

I also asked for some science fiction recommendations after I watched and became obsessed with the movie Passengers. I got some AMAZING suggestions! So thanks everyone! Problem is, I now have a ton of books I want to read and no available funds to buy any LOL! My birthday is next month so guess what I’m asking for??

This was such a great reading week and I’m kind of still running on the adrenaline of it all, hoping that I can keep the momentum going! My ACOTAR (A court of thorns and roses if you weren’t aware) reread is coming soon and i’m sure momentum won’t be a problem 🙂

Until next time, happy reading!