Flame in the Mist by Renee Ahdieh

One of those girl power books that you read and think, “wow, I wish I was a kick ass ninja.” Mariko is sent to the imperial palace to marry the prince but her carriage is attacked by the Black Clan on the way. She dresses as a boy to infiltrate the clan to find out…

The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee

This book was nothing like what I thought it would be about. I thought it would be Englishmen in the Victorian era roaming and partying through Europe and having drunken adventures. It turned out to have mystery, real adventure, running from bad guys, highway robbers, circus folk, pirates, hidden treasure, etc. And the main character,…

The Princess Diarist by Carrie Fisher

Well, I thought this book would be about the behind the scenes stuff about Star Wars and it is just rambling about Carrie Fisher’s feelings about a time she can’t remember because she did too many drugs. There, I saved you the time of reading it. Carrie Fisher said she found her diaries from her…

The Good Daughter by Alexandra Burt

This had the potiential of being a 5 star book but the pacing made it a 3 star book. There were several mystery plot lines going in this book at once. Most of them were clear and easy to follow but some were confusing and convoluted. Dahlia had an unconventional upbringing where her mother, Memphis,…

I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson

This book made me wish I was an artist or had any artistic abilities at all because of all the descriptions of the characters creating the art and their feeling while creating. Jude and Noah are twins that seem inseparable before high school. They are both artistic and their mother encourages them to apply to…

Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor

Loved this book! I am not usually not into descriptive, world-building, long books but this book sucked me into the world and made me care about the characters. Lazlo Strange is an orphan who ends up being raised at a monastery and then ends up as a librarian at the Great Library. Strange is attracted…

Caraval by Stephanie Garber

So I thought this was going to be like Night Circus but I ended up loving this book so much more. You are immediately on Scarlett’s side from the very beginning when you meet her controlling, abusive father, her seemingly reckless sister Tella who she loves deeply and is fiercely loyal to, and see how…

Heartless by Marissa Meyer

I liked this book for the way it illustrated how hurt people hurt people. This is a retelling/prequel of Alice in Wonderland that gives a lot of background of how the Queen of Hearts came into being and added the Jabberwocky to the story. The main character, Catherine wants to open a bakery with her…

The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli

So I loved the characters but wish the story/ plot was more interesting. Molly and her twin sister Cassie and their friends and family are interesting and people that I wish were in my life. But it took me a month to read this book since I am not into teen romance and the story…

Every Body Yoga by Jessamyn Stanley

This book is a great guide for anyone that is uncomfortable with their body and hesitant to do yoga. Jessamyn goes through how to use props as well as the type of yoga and yoga class etiquette. She makes the readers feel at ease with telling her journey into yoga and her feelings about being…

Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia

This is my 3rd book I have read for #emojiathon for challenge 🍬 “book that is like candy to you.” I would have never heard of this book and probably would have never read this book if it had not been in May’s Owlcrate box. I started reading this book and could not stop. I…