One of the Most Important Books I’ve Read in 2016 | Aftermath by Clara Kensie

Aftermath Book Cover Aftermath
Clara Kensie
Young Adult, Contemporary, Mystery
Merit Press
November 15, 2016
Hardbound
288
Publisher

Charlotte survived four long years as a prisoner in the attic of her kidnapper, sustained only by dreams of her loving family. The chance to escape suddenly arrives, and Charlotte fights her way to freedom. But an answered prayer turns into heartbreak. Losing her has torn her family apart. Her parents have divorced: Dad's a glutton for fame, Mom drinks too much, and Charlotte's twin is a zoned-out druggie. Her father wants Charlotte write a book and go on a lecture tour, and her mom wants to keep her safe, a virtual prisoner in her own home. But Charlotte is obsessed with the other girl who was kidnapped, who never got a second chance at life--the girl who nobody but Charlotte believes really existed. Until she can get justice for that girl, even if she has to do it on her own, whatever the danger, Charlotte will never be free.

The Year of Discoveries | The Thanks U Give: A Bookish Community Thanksgiving Celebration

I planned my own thanksgiving post a week before Mishma and Hazel posted about their event and I’m actually glad that they came up with it because it spreads good vibes in the bookish community!

Can I be totally honest with you guys? This year has both been the BEST and WORST year of my life so far. I’ve experienced so much happiness and heartbreak in such a short span of time it’s like I rode multiple roller coaster rides. But still I’m thankful. I have learned and grown a lot since this time last year. So below is a poem I wrote for thanking the people and the experiences that helped me be the strong person I am now. Enough drama and I hope my American friends have stuffed themselves with so many food (I am green with envy)! Read more

BLOG TOUR: Aftermath by Clara Kensie

Aftermath Book Cover Aftermath
Clara Kensie
Young Adult, Contemporary, Mystery
Merit Press
November 15, 2016

Charlotte survived four long years as a prisoner in the attic of her kidnapper, sustained only by dreams of her loving family. The chance to escape suddenly arrives, and Charlotte fights her way to freedom. But an answered prayer turns into heartbreak. Losing her has torn her family apart. Her parents have divorced: Dad's a glutton for fame, Mom drinks too much, and Charlotte's twin is a zoned-out druggie. Her father wants Charlotte write a book and go on a lecture tour, and her mom wants to keep her safe, a virtual prisoner in her own home. But Charlotte is obsessed with the other girl who was kidnapped, who never got a second chance at life--the girl who nobody but Charlotte believes really existed. Until she can get justice for that girl, even if she has to do it on her own, whatever the danger, Charlotte will never be free.

Unboxing: Lit Cube ‘Haunted Hearts’ September 2016

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Disclaimer: I won this subscription box for free from Lisa of Lost in Lit and from Lit Cube but all opinions are my own.

Hi guys! I’m so excited to share my very first unboxing on the blog. I’ve actually posted this unboxing on my Instagram but I’ll be sharing more of my thoughts about the subscription box and the items inside it here on the blog! Read more

5 Books I Read and Loved While I’m on Hiatus

So here I am again after another unannounced hiatus. I promised over the summer that I will be back full-time on my blog but it just never happened because of my summer job and uni just started and it felt so overwhelming. But enough for excuses. I’m finally back this time and ready to recommend to you some books I read while I was on hiatus. (Shame on me but these are the only books I read in four months.) Read more

BLOG TOUR: The Requiem Red by Brynn Chapman

The Requiem Red Book Cover The Requiem Red
Brynn Chapman
Young Adult, Fantasy
Month9Books
April 5, 2016
Patient Twenty-nine.
A monster roams the halls of Soothing Hills Asylum. Three girls dead. 29 is endowed with the curse…or gift of perception. She hears messages in music, sees lyrics in paintings. And the corn. A lifetime asylum resident, the orchestral corn music is the only constant in her life.
Mason, a new, kind orderly, sees 29 as a woman, not a lunatic. And as his belief in her grows, so does her self- confidence. That perhaps she might escape, might see the outside world.
But the monster has other plans. The missing girls share one common thread...each was twenty-nine's cell mate.
Will she be next?