A Mirror to the Soul: The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran Review

Sometimes, there are books that are just too beautiful to describe. The Prophet is one of them.

I will be honest with you. I didn’t know who Kahlil Gibran was until I came across this quote on Tumblr.

“How beautiful to find a heart that loves you, without asking you for anything, but to be okay.”

I loved it so much that I searched for his other works and stumbled across The Prophet.

More Than a Love Story: What You Wish For by Katherine Center Review

This is a love story and yet, it’s more than just a love story.

Although this is my first Katherine Center book, it’s not the first time I heard about her. I heard a lot of good things about Things You Save in a Fire (which I also plan on reading). So when I got an opportunity to read an ARC of this, I didn’t hesitate to grab it.

Ever read books that make you feel like you’ll really love them even from the start? This is one of those.

Review: Shadow and Bone (Shadow and Bone #1) 

If you’re active in Book Twitter or any book-related social media, chances are you’ve probably heard of the Grisha Trilogy.

With the raving reviews about this book and the added hype of the upcoming Netflix adaptation, I can’t help but set my standards so high. Which probably explains why I was slightly disappointed.

Don’t get me wrong. I really enjoyed this and I will definitely read the rest of the series. It’s just that I expected nothing less but it didn’t floor me like I expected it would. To me, it seemed like any other YA fantasy with a generic formula.

Review: Josh and Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating

When you’ve had the best, suddenly, everything pales in comparison.

I know I shouldn’t have but I couldn’t stop comparing this to The Unhoneymooners. It was my first Christina Lauren book and I absolutely loved it. It was hilarious and fun in all the right ways. On the other hand, Josh and Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating was fun… just not as fun.

I admit that I also didn’t give this the full attention it deserved. This past week, I was so busy that I only read this for at most fifteen minutes during lunch break. But when it did have my full attention, I was gripped.

Enemies to Lovers Excellence: The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren Review

I haven’t laughed this much while reading a book in such a long time. Like literally laughing out loud and not just in my head. The Unhoneymooners was that funny for me.

What I loved most about this book is how the characters were not really mean towards each other. I love good enemies to lovers romance but when one of them is abusive towards the other, that’s where I draw the line. Ethan and Olive hated each other’s guts which resulted in this awesome and witty banter. It’s what made this book so good for me. I loved both of their characters and they were perfect for each other. I got so invested in their relationship that I breathed a huge sigh of relief when everything went well in the end.

Blog Tour & Giveaway: The Seventh Sun

I honestly don’t know how to start this review. In fact, I’m not even sure if my brain is properly working right now because guess what? I stayed until 5 AM to finish this book. I wanted to finish it so bad that I couldn’t even wait another day.

To be honest, I didn’t have high expectations for this. Sure, the premise sounded exciting. It’s not every day that you stumble upon a fantasy book based on the Aztec and Mayan legends. But the human sacrifice aspect of the plot reminded me of Gravemaidens and that was, unfortunately, a bit disappointing.

However, a few chapters in and I was hooked.

Review: Jane Anonymous by Laurie Faria Stolarz

Jane Anonymous is a story of a 17-year-old girl who got abducted and was held captive for seven months before finally escaping. The book is told in alternating timelines between THEN (during captivity) and NOW (after escape). It is a girl’s journey through healing and recovery.

I confess to putting off reading this book because I didn’t think I was ready to face something stressful. I’m not even sure why I requested this, knowing full well that it contained sensitive topics. But sometimes, I like to go out of my comfort zone so here I am.

Review: The Queen of Nothing (The Folk of the Air #3)

I don’t even know how to begin this review. I feel like whatever I say, I wouldn’t be able to give justice to how perfect this book (and the whole series) is.

I was really nervous about this. Considering how good the first two books were, my expectations for The Queen of Nothing were sky-high. And I’ve read enough to know that it’s easier to get let down. Waiting for this book was a mixture of dread and excitement.

Review: Serpent & Dove (Serpent & Dove #1)

I had a major problem. I was in a book slump and I couldn’t get out. Just when I finally caught up to my reading challenge, I fell behind once again. So I do what I always do every time it happens: choose a book I’m almost certain I would like. So yes, I chose Serpent & Dove. Before it was released, I already saw the hype around it. Witches, enemies to lovers, angsty romance? Count me in.

Initially, I found it hard to get into it because of my slump. But once I adjusted, I was hooked and I couldn’t stop. It was unlike anything I’ve ever read.

Review: Gravemaidens by Kelly Coon

This is the kind of book that would have been amazing, if not for a few reasons.

The female lead was veeeery frustrating.
Kammani is one stressed character. She’s the kind that will try to lift the world on her shoulders… ALONE. Sometimes, that’s a good thing but in this case, it was not. All it did was lead her into stupid decisions. It’s one thing to be brave but it’s another thing to be brave and stupid.