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Traitor to the Throne by Alwyn Hamilton

This is the second book to a series! I’ll let you know when the spoilers for the second book start in this review!

Title: Traitor to the Throne
Author: Alwyn Hamilton
My Rating: 5 STARS! (literally all the stars I could possibly give)

My Review: (caution this is gonna be a LONG one)
Let me just start off by saying…oh my god. This book is literally INCREDIBLE, like I don’t think you understand my love for this book. I pretty much enjoyed every single aspect of it.

If you haven’t already read the first book Rebel of the Sands, I highly recommend that you do. A word to describe the first book in this series to me, would be compelling. Rebel of the Sands was such an entertaining read with all the quirk and sass that everyone loves. We follow a main character who has the full intention to leave her town Dustwalk and is striving for a better life elsewhere. Amani has such strength and toughness to her character, but also carries this realistic nature that you can’t help but identify in yourself as well.

She disguises herself as a boy to attend a sharpshooting contest (one in which she’s obviously going to win because she legit never misses a shot) and stumbles upon a foreign boy who is a whole lot more than he seems.

That’s all I’m going to say about the first book, BUT GUYS it’s so much more than just that description. I mean I thought I loved book one but book two is even better.

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July 2017 Wrap Up!

Who is super proud of Ashley? ME. I’M SUPER PROUD OF MYSELF.

I read 7 books this month, and I haven’t read that much all year, (I think my highest was 4 lmao) but I am very happy because I was reading all the freaking time this month and it was awesome.

It sucks because I know I won’t be able to read as much in August, because I literally have work every single day and I’m annoyed because summer meant reading all day everyday.

But…on to my wrap up for July! AND LEMME SAY…I READ SOME QUALITY BOOKS THIS MONTH. (2 books added to my forever favorites?!?! what is this?!?!)

The Fill-In Boyfriend
Author: Kasie West
My Rating: 3/5 stars

This was such an adorable read! I can always count on Kasie West’s books to cheer me up and she is definitely one of my auto-buy authors. I really loved the love interest in this one. He was so cute and such a good person I just can’t. This wasn’t my favorite Kasie West book, On The Fence still holds that title, but it was definitely a fun and quick read!
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Booktube-A-Thon 2017 TBR!

Hello everyone! Can you believe it? I’m actually going to participate in a readathon? I don’t think I’ve ever properly completed a readathon before BECAUSE I’M ALWAYS BUSY.

1. Read a book with a person on the cover.


For this one I’m going to go with Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix! I’m not going to even attempt to finish this one because I know I won’t be able to, but I really do want to get a good chunk finished for the day!
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When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon

Hello everyone! How many months has it been…LIKE FIVE? HOLY SMOKES. And the bad thing is that I literally have zero excuse other than the fact that I just haven’t been reading books that made me FEEL the feels. You know what I’m talking about…the feels that make you so passionate about a book whether its GOOD or BAD.

I mean there was definitely a few that did, like (ACOWAR, Crystal Storm…) BUT I actually had shit to do like study for exams and stuff. Any who enough with this long intro, lets just get into this book.


Title: When Dimple met Rishi
Author: Sandhya Menon
My Rating: 3 STARS
I honestly don’t know what to rate this book. I enjoyed it enough to want to give it at least 3 and a half stars, but as I was reading it, there were so many things about the book that I didn’t like which contradicted the reading experience. IDK if that makes sense….but my reading experience differs a lot from my feelings about the plot, storyline, characters etc…

With just the overall reading experience, which is based on how much I enjoyed JUST PLAINLY reading the book, I would give the book 3 and a half stars.

But after finishing the book (and while reading it too tbh) I realized there were a lot of things that I didn’t like. I would brush it off when I was reading the book since I was trying not to let little things bother me, but I obviously went back because then I wouldn’t be giving an honest review.


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February 2017 TBR!

Hello everyone! I can’t believe we’re on the second month of the year! 🙈 Here are the lovely books I plan on reading this February!

The Winner’s Kiss
By: Marie Rutkoski
I’ve already started reading this one (about 100 pages in) and I’m loving it a lot more than the other books! For me, I found the previous books to be more on the 3 star end of things, but so far I’m flying through this finale!
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January 2017 Wrap Up!

Hey guys! Today I’ll be discussing the 4 books I read in the month of January!

Author: Amy Tintera
Rating: 4/5 stars
Click here for my full review!

I actually listened to the audiobook for this one, and absolutely loved it! The narration was pretty good, and I finished the book way faster than I would have if I read it traditionally, (which is always a plus).

This book is very entertaining and fast paced, and the main character is so awesome! The only problem I had with it, was the familiarity it had to other YA books.
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Most Anticipated Winter 2017 Books!

Woohoo I’m really excited to make this post because new year=new books to our favorite series.

This list will include my most anticipated WINTER reads, so approximately the months of January-March. Without further ado… (p.s, click the title for Goodreads page!)

Frostblood by Elly Blake
27827203This book will be released January 10, 2017 (so soon omg)

I have just recently heard of this book…and I’m so excited about it! Not only does the synopsis sound amazing, this book has been getting awesome reviews!
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Ruined by Amy Tintera

No Spoilers!

Title: Ruined
Author: Amy Tintera
My Rating: 4/5 stars!
Goodreads Description:
A revenge that will consume her. A love that will ruin her.
Emelina Flores has nothing. Her home in Ruina has been ravaged by war. She lacks the powers of her fellow Ruined. Worst of all, she witnessed her parents’ brutal murders and watched helplessly as her sister, Olivia, was kidnapped.
But because Em has nothing, she has nothing to lose. Driven by a blind desire for revenge, Em sets off on a dangerous journey to the enemy kingdom of Lera. Somewhere within Lera’s borders, Em hopes to find Olivia. But in order to find her, Em must infiltrate the royal family.
In a brilliant, elaborate plan of deception and murder, Em marries Prince Casimir, next in line to take Lera’s throne. If anyone in Lera discovers Em is not Casimir’s true betrothed, Em will be executed on the spot. But it’s the only way to salvage Em’s kingdom and what is left of her family.
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Favorite books of 2016!

I’M BACK! Hopefully for good now…definitely one of my goals for the new year.

Today I thought I should discuss my favorite reads of 2016! Granted, I didn’t complete nearly as many books as I wanted to, but I still have quite a few favorites!

I’ll be sharing my top 6 books so without further ado…
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