Kingdom of Ash (Non-Spoiler Review)

Kingdom of Ash by Sarah J Mass

Published by  Bloomsbury on October 8, 2019

Genres: Young Adult, fantsay

Pages: 992

Format: audiobook

Source: audible

2019 challenge: Beat the backlist challenge

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I would give this book 4 for a review.


ears in the making, Sarah J. Maas’s #1 New York Times bestselling Throne of Glass series draws to an epic, unforgettable conclusion. Aelin Galathynius’s journey from slave to king’s assassin to the queen of a once-great kingdom reaches its heart-rending finale as war erupts across her world. . . 

Aelin has risked everything to save her people-but at a tremendous cost. Locked within an iron coffin by the Queen of the Fae, Aelin must draw upon her fiery will as she endures months of torture. Aware that yielding to Maeve will doom those she loves keeps her from breaking, though her resolve begins to unravel with each passing day…

With Aelin captured, Aedion and Lysandra remain the last line of defense to protect Terrasen from utter destruction. Yet they soon realize that the many allies they’ve gathered to battle Erawan’s hordes might not be enough to save them. Scattered across the continent and racing against time, Chaol, Manon, and Dorian are forced to forge their own paths to meet their fates. Hanging in the balance is any hope of salvation-and a better world.

And across the sea, his companions unwavering beside him, Rowan hunts to find his captured wife and queen-before she is lost to him forever.

As the threads of fate weave together at last, all must fight, if they are to have a chance at a future. Some bonds will grow even deeper, while others will be severed forever in the explosive final chapter of the Throne of Glass series.

My Thoughts:

I have finally finished the monster read. I really did enjoy this series a lot. I sometimes struggled with this series because of the massive cast size. But I really found his book to such a great conclusion to this series. I will admit the end of this book brought me to tears but it also had some super funny moments. The pacing in the center of this book did drag a bit but overall, this book was such a joy to read and I feel like it gave the ends of the characters that they needed. I really did love this series, and hope we get more in this world in the future.

Throne of Glass: Non-Spoiler Review

Throne of Glass  by Sarah J MASS


Published by Bloomsbury USA Childrens on August 7, 2012

Genres: Young Adult, fantasy

Pages: 416

Format: audiobook

Source: personally bought

2019 challenge: Beat the blacklist challenge

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I would give this book 4.75 for a review.


After serving out a year of hard labor in the salt mines of Endovier for her crimes, 18-year-old assassin Celaena Sardothien is dragged before the Crown Prince. Prince Dorian offers her her freedom on one condition: she must act as his champion in a competition to find a new royal assassin.

Her opponents are men-thieves and assassins and warriors from across the empire, each sponsored by a member of the king’s council. If she beats her opponents in a series of eliminations, she’ll serve the kingdom for three years and then be granted her freedom.

Celaena finds her training sessions with the captain of the guard, Westfall, challenging and exhilirating. But she’s bored stiff by court life. Things get a little more interesting when the prince starts to show interest in her… but it’s the gruff Captain Westfall who seems to understand her best.

Then one of the other contestants turns up dead… quickly followed by another. Can Celaena figure out who the killer is before she becomes a victim? As the young assassin investigates, her search leads her to discover a greater destiny than she could possibly have imagined.

My Thoughts:

Very good start to the series! The world building was a bit weak but towards the end i grew to really love it! I really liked the characters and the presence of fantsey world in the future is exciting! I really loved the various POV that we got in this book. I thought the pacing of this book was also super well crafted. I really enjoyed the different types of characters we met in this novel. I thought the world building overall was awesome but thought the world building towards the end was a bit rush. Excited to get my hands on the next one soon!

Little White Lies (Arc Review) (Non-Spolier Review and what Southern state do I want to List!!

Little White lies  by Jennifer Lynn Barnes


Published by  Freeform on November 6, 2018

Genres: Young Adult, Thriller

Pages: 400

Format: arc

Source: BEA

2018 challenge: NA

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I would give this book 4.75 for a review.


Set in the gentrified south among debutante balls, grand estates and rolling green hills, Little White Lies combines the charm of a fully-realized setting, a classic fish-out-of-water story, and the sort of layered mystery only author Jennifer Lynn Barnes can pull off. When Sawyer Taft agrees to move in with her grandmother, she expects some things to be different, but what she doesn’t expect is to get sucked into a group of over-privileged, yet somehow lovable debs who have—wait for it—kidnapped one of their own in hopes of blackmailing her into keeping their secrets under wraps—secrets which are far bigger and more scandalous than anyone could have imagined. As Sawyer works to uncover the identity of her father, she must also navigate the twisted relationships between her new friends and their powerful parents, and help them discover the villain among them.

My Breif  Thoughts:

I really enjoyed this read. I thought it was the prefect mix between Pretty little liars and and a fish out of water storyline. I really thought the characters were so easy to connect to and also characters that you felt immediately connected to. I thought that this book by lynn barnes is not as intense as her previous ones but still a fast pace mystery that was such a fast read. I also enjoy the duel time line in the book. It really kept me wanting to turn the page. I will def be checking out book two. If you enjoyed book like Pretty Little liars but desire a book with strong and more well rounded characters this may the read for you!

My Extended Thoughts!!

Character: I really grew to love these characters. I thought not only were they intreating but they were also super well rounded and compelling to read about. I love the characters in this book and Sawyer was def a highlight of this novel.

Plot: This book def reminded me of books like PLL but with a more tightly would and a bit more realistic plot the  sarah novels. I thought the end of the book was a tad more action packed then the first half. It was easy for me to turn the page and keep reading.

Book 2: I am super excited to dive into book 2!

Some Southern States I would like to go too!

I really would love to travel some more and some southern states are on my list. including Alabama and Kentucky. I think they both would be fun to visit but also fun to explore. I also really love exploring new places and also always new book stores! I really think these places would be fun to visit!

Let me know i you have this book on your TBR, in the comments!




Secrets of the old Clock (Non-Spolier Review)!!!

The Secret of the Old Clock  by Carolyn Keene


Published by  Grosset & Dunlap on January 1, 1959

Genres: Young Adult, mystery

Pages: 191

Format: audio

Source: Library

2018 challenge: Beat the backlist challenge

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I would give this book 3  for a review.


A special treat for Nancy Drew fans! Out just in time for Nancy’s 80th anniversary, we’re releasing a limited number of copies of The Secret of the Old Clock, the first book in the series. It’s the exciting mystery that readers have fallen in love with for 80 years, with a terrific new look and bonus material! Collectors won’t want to miss this.

My Thoughts:

I read listened to this book and found it to be super fast read. I really loved Nacy as a lead character and also how she solved the mystery in this story. I thought the mystery was so well crafted and the characters that filed this story mad me want to keep reading. I thought this story did follow a pretty formate that I did except but had some nice twists an turns that I did enjoy. I really enjoyed listening to it and hope to read more in this series soon!

The Creature of the Pines: Non-Spoiler Review!!!

The Creature of The Pines by Adam Gidwitz


Published by  Dutton Books for Young Readers on April 10, 2018

Genres: Middle Grade, Action Adventure

Pages: 180

Format: Audio book

Source: Rented

2018 challenge:

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I would give this book 3.5 for a review.


Are you ready to protect the creatures of myth and legend? Then you belong in The Unicorn Rescue Society. HURRY–THE CREATURES NEED YOU!

Elliot Eisner isn’t exactly thrilled with the first day at his new school. His class is going on a field trip to a creepy forest called the Pine Barrens. The trip is being led by Professor Fauna, the weirdest teacher
Elliot has ever met. And the only kid who will talk to Elliot, Uchenna Devereaux, isn’t afraid of danger. She likes danger.

Elliot and Uchenna are about to become part of a secret group of adventurers, The Unicorn Rescue Society, whose goal is to protect and defend the world’s mythical creatures. Together with Professor Fauna, Elliot and Uchenna must help rescue a Jersey Devil from a duo of conniving, greedy billionaires, the Schmoke Brothers.

Join Elliot and Uchenna on their very first quest as members of the Unicorn Rescue Society in this brand-new fantasy-adventure series from Adam Gidwitz, the beloved bestselling and Newbery Honor-winning author of The Inquisitors Tale and A Tale Dark & Grimm. Illustrated throughout, this is the perfect fit for newly independent readers looking for a story full of adventure, fun, and friendship.

My Thoughts:

I listened to this audiobook and found it to be adorable. I really loved the adventure aspects and just how fun and fast pace this story was. I loved it so much. I read it so fast and just loved the characters a lot. I think younger kids will adore this book, because the kids really were the heroes in this story. I enjoyed how this book did tackle some history elements in the story telling. I def will be getting the sequel to read. This is great starter series for younger readers or even a great read aloud book as well

April Reading wrap up! Part 2!

So I actually had a amazing reading month! I actually read like 15 books and listened too 4 books! Check out my earlier 10 book recap! It will be the post before this one, I will repost it!


But Here are the rest of the books that I read!


  1. From Earth to the Shadows (4 stars)
  2. Everland (4.5 stars) (beat the backlist challenge)
  3. Ash Princess (5 stars) (PSRC author same name)
  4. Spies, Lies and Allies (5 stars)
  5. Summer Constellations (3.5 stars)
  6. Umberland ( 4.5 stars) (Beat the backlist challenge)


  1. Batman: Nightwalker (4.5 stars)! (Beat the backlist Challenge)
  2. This is me: Chrissy Metz (4 stars)!

Highlight of the month!

  1. Ash Princess
  2. Spies lies and Allies

Let me know in the comment what was your most exciting read this month!

Later book lovers!


The Lighting Thief: Non-Spoiler Review

The Lighting Thief  by Rick Riordan


Published by  Disney Hyperion; 1st edition on May 2, 2009

Genres: Middle Grade, Mythology

Pages: 396

Format: Audiobook

Source: Library

2018 challenge: Beat the backlist challenge

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I would give this book 5 for a review.


Percy Jackson is a good kid, but he can’t seem to focus on his schoolwork or control his temper. And lately, being away at boarding school is only getting worse-Percy could have sworn his pre-algebra teacher turned into a monster and tried to kill him.


My Thoughts:

I have not read this book in so long. I really loved returning to this world as a audiobook. I really loved the narrator in this series and will def re-listen to the whole series. I love Percy as a hero so much. I also loved the trio of characters that became the heros in this book. I really loved how the author was able to use so much real myths to craft this story. It was such engaging read and super hard to put down. If you like books like harry potter then you should def add it to my Tbr!!

Gemina: Non-Spolier Review

Gemina  by Amie Kaufman (Goodreads Author), Jay Kristoff (Goodreads Author), Marie Lu (Goodreads Author)


Published by  Knopf Books for Young Readers on October 18, 2016

Genres: Young Adult, Science Fiction

Pages: 672

Format: Hardback

Source: Persoanlly Bought

2018 challenge: Beat the backlist challenge

2018 challenge: 2018 Audiobook

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I would give this book 5 for a review.

Brace yourself for GEMINA—the highly anticipated sequel to the book critics called “out-of-this-world awesome”—featuring journal illustrations by bestselling author Marie Lu!
Moving to a space station at the edge of the galaxy was always going to be the death of Hanna’s social life. Nobody said it might actually get her killed.
The sci-fi saga that began with the breakout bestseller Illuminae continues on board the Jump Station Heimdall, where two new characters will confront the next wave of the BeiTech assault.
Hanna is the station captain’s pampered daughter; Nik the reluctant member of a notorious crime family. But while the pair are struggling with the realities of life aboard the galaxy’s most boring space station, little do they know that Kady Grant and the Hypatia are headed right toward Heimdall, carrying news of the Kerenza invasion.
When an elite BeiTech strike team invades the station, Hanna and Nik are thrown together to defend their home. But alien predators are picking off the station residents one by one, and a malfunction in the station’s wormhole means the space-time continuum might be ripped in two before dinner. Soon Hanna and Nik aren’t just fighting for their own survival; the fate of everyone on the Hypatia—and possibly the known universe—is in their hands.
But relax. They’ve totally got this. They hope.
Once again told through a compelling dossier of emails, IMs, classified files, transcripts, and schematics, Gemina raises the stakes of the Illuminae Files, hurling readers into an enthralling new story that will leave them breathless.

My Thoughts:

This book was epic but so prefect. I loved the characters and how the story was told and how the story tied in with the characters from the first book. I love the art and also the characters path through the story… need the next story like yesterday! I really adored the audiobook formate of this book so much. If you have not listen to them you really need. The full cast really makes this book sound like movie. I loved the diversity of the cast and also the interactions between the four leads. It was a great science fiction aventure

Sandry’s Book (Circle of Magic #1): Non-Spoiler book!

Sandry’s Book (Circle of Magic #1) by Tamora Pierce


Published by cholastic Press on September 1, 2011

Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy

Pages: 275

Format: audiobook

Source: Audible

Challenge: Beat the backlist challenge

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I would give this book 4 for a review.


In the tradition of Star Wars, a galaxy-hopping space adventure about a galactic kingdom bent on control and the young misfit who must find the power within before it’s too late.

Cade Sura holds the future of the galaxy in his hands: the ultimate weapon that will bring total peace. He didn’t ask for it, he doesn’t want it, and there’s no worse choice to wield it in all of space, but if he doesn’t, everyone’s totally screwed. The evil Praxis kingdom is on the cusp of having every star system under its control, and if that happens, there’ll be no contesting their cruel reign. Especially if its fanatical overlord, Ga Halle, manages to capture Cade and snag the all-powerful weapon for herself.

Cade can’t hide from Praxis, and he can’t run from the destiny that’s been shoved into his hands. So he only has one option:

He has to fight.

Cade’s not going to let destiny send him on a suicide run, though. With some help from his friends—rebels and scoundrels alike—Cade’s going to use this weapon to chart a new destiny for the galaxy, and for himself.

He just has to do so before everyone around him discovers that he’s a complete and total fraud.

Blending the space operatics of Star Wars and the swagger of Guardians of the Galaxy, Black Star Renegades is a galaxy-hopping adventure that blasts its way from seedy spacer bars to sacred temples guarded by deadly creatures—all with a cast of misfit characters who have nowhere to go and nothing to lose.

My Thoughts:

I wish i would have physically read the first book in this series because some of the world building flew over my head. But i really did love all of these characters so much. I def became super invested towards the end of the book. I can’t wait to learn more about this characters. I really can’t choose a favorite character but I loved the interaconnections between the lead characters. I loved the world alot and hope the next books expand on it!