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Geekerella by Ashley Poston

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Goodreads Synopsis

Anything can happen once upon a con…

When geek girl Elle Wittimer sees a cosplay contest sponsored by the producers of Starfield, she has to enter. First prize is an invitation to the ExcelsiCon Cosplay Ball and a meet-and-greet with the actor slated to play Federation Prince Carmindor in the reboot. Elle’s been scraping together tips from her gig at the Magic Pumpkin food truck behind her stepmother’s back, and winning this contest could be her ticket out once and for all—not to mention a fangirl’s dream come true.

Teen actor Darien Freeman is less than thrilled about this year’s ExcelsiCon. He used to live for conventions, but now they’re nothing but jaw-aching photo sessions and awkward meet-and-greets. Playing Federation Prince Carmindor is all he’s ever wanted, but the diehard Starfield fandom has already dismissed him as just another heartthrob. As ExcelsiCon draws near, closet nerd Darien feels more and more like a fake—until he meets a girl who shows him otherwise.

Oh, my goodness..what can I say about this book that hasn’t already been said?
A lot of people who I follow have read this and didn’t like it, but I am so glad I decided to read it for myself. I had a bad night at work last night and I think this book was the only thing that stopped me from losing it.

The entire time this was me:
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This book was so freaking adorable! I loved it! It followed the Cinderella plot pretty closely and yes, there is some diversity in this book. It was GREAT. I had a couple issues with it, so it’s 4 stars but seriously..

GO GET THIS BOOK AND READ IT. NOW.

I received an ARC of this book from NetGalley, all opinions are my own.

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Update!

Hey guys! It’s been a good minute since I was able to be on here. My laptop died and I just got a new one, so I can do reviews again! I have some that I need to go back and review for netgalley and ect, but I have all the excitement to be back doing this again! How has everyone been?
I recently got a new job, AND a puppy! She’s a white german shepherd and I’ve named her Mollie. She’s got to be the cutest thing ever.

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March Reading Wrap Up!

So, I did one thing in the month of March. I worked.. a lot. Hence the no blog posts for the entire month. I’m actually typing this out on my phone at work so hopefully the format won’t be too wonky. I’m also going to be going between the wordpress app and my goodreads app so lets hope this works!

1.) Forever Too Far (Rosemary Beach#3) by Abbi Glines

If I remember correctly, I read a LOT of these short new adult novels due to the location of the new job. Actually, looking back, I did. 

2.) Rush Too Far (Rosemary Beach#4) by Abbi Glines

3.) Twisted Perfection (Rosemary Beach#5) by Abbi Glibes

4.) Simple Perfection (Rosemary Beach#6) by Abbi Glines

5.) Take a Chance (Rosemary Beach#7) by Abbi Glines

Note: These are not the best new adult books but I enjoy them and I had a terrible mental health month and I enjoyed them so no attacking me for my reading choices. Kk?

6) Now I Rise (The Conqueror’s Saga #2) by Kiersten White 

Somehow hell froze over and I randomly got an ARC for this in the mail? I have no clue but I am planning a spoiler free review. 

7) #famous by Jilly Gagnon

I started and finished this one in ebook format yesterday, I do have a few days left in March but I really don’t think I’m going to finish anything else.

Be on the lookout for a book haul soon because oh girl, did I buy some books!


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March 2017 TBR

Hey, guys! I usually read a lot more than this in a month, and I probably will read this plus some but, I live in literal spring break hell. Which means March is the busiest time of the year for me. I’ll probably be working overtime and I don’t wlant to stress myself out that much.

For audiobooks, I’m planning on finishing City of Bones by Cassandra Clare and I’m not sure if I’m going to move on to City of Ashes or listen to Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman.

Okay, it’s currently February 27th and I’m working on Now I Rise by Kiersten White. I’ll probably finish it tomorrow but Lifeblood by Gena Showalter and The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas, and Daughter of a Pirate King by Tricia Levenseller all come out tomorrow. I have them preordered so they are all for sure on my TBR for March.

Due to the back and forth to work, everything else will be read on my kindle this month which is great for me because it’s also how I listen to Audible. I need to finish Rose Blood Rebellion so I can put my review up for it but everything else is kind of up in the air. I just looked in my kindle and I need to finish Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher, I want to do a Beauty and Beast book (I have so many options but it’s one of my favorite Disney movies so I’m open to suggestions!) and I also have Long May She Reign  by Rhiannon Thomas. Everything else that I read will probably be the attitude of “What am I in the mood for right now?” Type deal because with everything else that she going on in my life this coming month, I ain’t about to add even more stress to it!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Anonymous Bookaholic Tag

So, I’m having an allergic reaction and I’m on Benadryl and nausea medicine. Obviously, this is stopping ,e from being able to concentrate on my book that I’m reading so I thought I would do this instead!
What do you like about buying new books?

Most of my books from amazon preorders that I will order months ahead of time, and I’ll forget about it until they show up at my house and it’s a really nice surprise. Or a present from me to me.

How often do you buy new books?

It depends on the time of year. Sometimes I’ll go a few weeks without buying any, but then there are times where I will get 4 or 5 in a day.

Bookstore or online book shopping-which do you prefer?

Usually online. In my town, I only have one bookstore that could be better stocked. Although, every time I go out of town and I find a Barnes and Noble I will always stop!

 Do you have a favorite book shop?

Yes, I do! Malaprop’s in Asheville, North Carolina. I’m about to move there soon and I’m so excited to get to visit more often. But here’s the website to it. Malaprops

Do you preorder books?

Yes, I do! I usually preorder from amazon, and I’ll get the lowest price from the date I preorder to when they ship it to me. I love that!

Do you have a monthly book buying limit?

No, I don’t. I’m an adult without many bills. If I want a book, I will buy it. 🙂

Book buying bans- are they something for you? 

Nope, see above. 🙂

How big is your wishlist?

Pretty big, but it’s mainly unreleased preorders. 

Which three books from your wishlist do you wish to own now?

Hahahahaha okay, here we go.

Lord of Shadows by Cassandra Clare

Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J Maas

Now I rise by Kierstin White!

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We Can Be Mended | A Divergent Series Epilogue | Veronica Roth | Reaction


Let me give you some back story on how I feel about this series first. 

Okay, so when Divergent came out I did most of my reading with a kindle, and I remember reading Allegiant on my kindle at my now ex boyfriends house in the living room. When a certain event happened, I threw my kindle. At a brick fireplace. Kindle did not survive. This kind of ruined the entire series for me, so when I heard that Carve the Mark had a preorder incentive that happened to be an epilogue for Divergent I signed up. I got my copy about an hour ago.and when I saw what it was I was excited, and then I got nervous. I was expecting for a preorder incentive this thing to be, I don’t know, I just expected more don’t get me wrong, this is better than nothing but I feel that this would have been better served on lets say.. a tumblr post or something of that nature. 

This thing is a grand total of 32 pages, and excuse my southern language, but it was literally just enough to piss you off. It read like a weird fanfiction where one of the characters was just completely okay with Four having the attitude of “Well, if I can have Tris because she’s dead, you’ll do.” Seriously. Have some standards. I just didn’t like where the epilogue went. 


One thing that really irked me was the author explaining that she left part of the story untold and made it seem like she wrote this for herself years ago. No, lets face it. You wrote this so more people would preorder Carve the Mark, don’t even go there. 

In other words: I am super disappointed in this, but I think I’m still going to hold on to it for a little while. But SERIOUSLY. Don’t even tease me like that if you’re not going to deliver. 

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#booksfortrade

This is my personal experience with the book community and the trade hashtag on twitter. I will not be mentioning any names, but I used to be proud to consider myself apart of a community that was accepting and stood up for was right and stood up against bullying. But, I feel as though I was incorrect in my feelings. If I don’t make sense in this post, please find it in your heart to forgive me. It’s 2 AM I’ve been crying since midnight and I’m on more anti-anxiety drugs than a person my size should be on.

A few days ago. I traded an arc of wintersong for a barnes and noble edition of Empire of Storms. I have a small collection of copies of this book, you see. I was excited that I finally found this edition because there isn’t a barnes and noble near me. Lets fast forward to Monday. I got the book in the mail, and I’m not even kidding. This book, it looks like it’s from the 80s. It’s literally missing pages. I messaged the person I traded with. She apologized and I tried to figure out what to do from there. After 72 hours of no response, I decided I would just move on from this thing. I blocked this person so I would not make another trade with her again, and posted a picture of my book stating my disappointment in the trade. I did not mention any username publically. After this was when I started being accused of being a bully and it was stated my book to her was in even worse condition. I happened to have the tracking number so I looked it up. It hadn’t even been delievered at this time. So how would she know my book was more damaged than hers? I decided to post a screenshot of my tracking so it would have a time and date stamp at this time. Anyways, this person started messaging people telling them how horrible of a person I am. I really do try to be nice to everyone. No matter what. I guess it’s a southern thing? I don’t know. But, I was upset. She was dming people and publically posting my twitter profile. Someone asked me who it was I decided at this moment, I no longer cared about the other persons feelings. After all, they no longer cared about mine. Around this time I made a video comparing the copy of Empire of Storms I got from the #booksoftrade to one that was similar that I already owned.

Anyways, serveral hours later I started getting all these DMs about how I’m a bully and how excatly I needed to go kill myself. I decided for my personal mental health I would delete these tweets in question and put my profile on private until this blew over in a few days. Cool right? 

Not so fast. 

It seems like you guys don’t have just a beef with me, but with anyone whom I have ever known in the entire being of my existant. You’re yelling at people I didn’t really start talking to until yesterday, I’m pretty sure that some of you guys may actually know more about me than I do. 

I know (so far) of at least three of you who found my mother on facebook and messaged her these threats. I can usually handle this. But not right now. I’m pretty sure you guys all have your minds made up about me, but my Mom has her first chemo treatment tomorrow. Now tell me, does she really need to be reading threatening messages about her daughter 12 hours before? (Spoiler alert: no) So while yes, I did do things that were completely wrong, I have attempted to fix them. Telling me how I should go kill myself, and telling my mother how I should kill myself is completely uncalled for. I may have deserved to have been called out but no one (not even Voldemort) deserves this. I was so proud of this community that was supposed to be so loving and accepting, but right now..right now I have never been disappointed. The community I have grown to love wouldn’t be threatening people for just having a mere association with me. I don’t get it, but it seems like you’re mind is made up, and I already know there is nothing I can do that will be able to change that.

I have been called every name in the book and accused of doing things that I didn’t do. Example: I didn’t post anyones address or phone number. Well. I take that back. Someone told me they were going to call my local police department so I went ahead and saved her the google search and gave it to her (I have it memorized due to the nature of my job). That was before the constant threats. I will usually admit when i do something wrong. (If you can’t tell, that’s what I’m trying to do here), but I am not the only guilty party here.  

ANYWAYS, Due to this, I may continue to post my thoughts on books (it’s something that I enjoy doing, I don’t have a  lot of real life hobbies outside my farm) but I do believe I’m doing to remove myself for the most part from the book community on twitter. I have a few friends that I will keep in touch with but NO ONE deserves this. It makes you just as bad as you think I am. I promise you, I’m not actually a terrible person or a bully. Or at least I don’t try to be. I guess what I’m trying to say is that we’re all human. We all make mistakes, but you shouldn’t be attacked for making a mistake, because that’s part of what makes us all human. Maybe one day I will comfortable enough to rejoin the book community but I don’t see it happening for a while. 

Thanks for taking the time out actual reading to read this! ❤