Series I WILL complete this year!!!


I’ve just realised my first essay is due in less then 10 days. I haven’t even started it yet. I barely know what I’m doing. Suffice to say I’m feeling quite anxious about it all.

Am I going to start now? Well, I have tried but the creative and motivational juices just aren’t flowing. I’ll be more productive when I’m back at uni with a large supply of energy drinks and not on my dads couch with my two little siblings screaming in the next room.

And so. To make me feel somewhat productive, I’m continuing on with scheduling some posts and so today I’m going to be talking about some series I’m determined to finish this year!

I was super happy with how many series I managed to complete last year. Can’t remember the exact number off the top of my head right now, also can’t be bothered to look, but I’m hoping to do the same this year!

Brown Sisters by Talia Hibbert

I started this series last year and I am so annoyed that I couldn’t squeeze in the final book, Act Your Age Eve Brown. I’ve really enjoyed this series so far and the third book seems like it’s going to be super fun what with Eve being the chaotic youngest daughter and the book seemingly having grumpy/sunshine dynamic.

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Karen M. McManus doesn’t disappoint // One of Us Is Next + You’ll Be the Death of Me.

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Back in 2017 Karen M. McManus published her debut novel One of Us is Lying, a YA thriller that took four, stereotypical teenagers stuck in detention together and threw them into the centre of a murder investigation where they’re all suspects.

I remember this book being all over the book-esphere, you genuinely couldn’t escape it and I ended up reading it in March of 2018 and loved it! There was something so addictive about the writing and the mystery, same goes for McManus’ sophomore novel: Two Can Keep a Secret.

After loving her first two books I vowed to keep up with all her future releases … and then didn’t. I’m three behind: One of Us is Next, The Cousins, and You’ll Be the Death of Me.

I’m here to fix that today because I’m reading One of Us is Next and then I’m gonna dive straight into You’ll Be the Death of Me. Exciting! Not gonna be reading and reviewing The Cousins anytime soon because I don’t have a copy but maybe I’ll do another joint review when the next McManus book comes out.

One of Us Is Next

*this is a sequel so possible spoilers for One of Us is Next”

One of Us is Next is actually the sequel to One of Us is Lying. It’s set a year after the events of the first book when the new craze at Bayview High is a twisted game of Truth or Dare: do the Dare or have a Truth revealed to the entire school.

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2022 Releases already on my radar.

Hey and howdy, happy Wednesday.

I have a busy week. I move to England, literally a week today which is terrifying. Also terrifying is the amount of plans I have for the next seven days. Yes I’m excited for them all, but also I’m an introvert. I’m probably going to be relieved when I’m on that plane and can chill for three hours.

Anyways, to take my mind off things I figured I’d talk a bit about some 2022 releases I’m already interested in (not including . Please pay no attention to the fact that I’ve read barely any of my 2021 releases. We’re not talk about that today 😭

I started using Twitter recently (follow me :p I don’t contribute much but I’m there in spirit lol) and authors have been revealing covers and talking about their books coming out in 2022 so my TBR has expanded quite a bit recently.

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I’m anxious so have some Enemies to Lovers Recommendations 😎

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I’m feeling very anxious right now and I can’t shake it. Logically I know why I’m feeling like this and I’m trying to reason with myself and yet the antsy-ness is still there as is the pit in my stomach lol.

In a bid to make myself better I’ve had a nice long shower, eaten some mini chocolate donuts, opened my window (why I think this will make me feel better idk but it’s open) and now I’ve decided to talk about some books.

Say what you will but I love reading about classic or “over-done” tropes, they’re classics for a reason!! I did a whole post a while back where I shared my thoughts on Popular YA Tropes but today I’m stepping it a notch and recommending to you some of my favourite Enemies to Lovers stories :))

I love a good Enemies to Lovers trope. I think I might enjoy them more in contemporary novels because they tend to be rivals whether through school or sport while typically in fantasy it’s like “oh yeah I killed your entire family but I love you”. That might be a bit of an overexaggerating but I know what I’m trying to say. Anyways, here are some I loved!

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Yes I’m as obsessed with books as I thought :)

Hey, happy Friday 😊

I had my first Covid jab yesterday. Yay!! With that though, it means my arm hurts. Besides from feeling like someone’s recently punched me in the arm, I’m all good but I’m still taking advantage and doing a more chill, and easy post.

Today I’m going to be taking a book-ish quiz to find out once and for all, just how obsessed with books I really am.

I can’t take any credit for this. I saw April Lee @ Booked Till Midnight take this quiz last month over on her blog. I love a good quiz. During those months last year when it was literally illegal to leave your house (god it’s still crazy to say that lol) I fell into a dark hole of UQuiz and other ridiculous Buzzfeed quizzes … while I was supposed to be paying attention to my online classes lol.

If you don’t follow April already you definitely should, her blog posts are all so much fun to read and in general her blog is one of the prettiest and most aesthetically pleasing!!

If you want to take this quiz too, you can check it out here 🙂

I had trouble choosing an answer to this question. In my opinion, we’re at a point where book-to-movie-adaptations are better then they’ve ever been in terms of sticking to the original source material and also getting main-stream love and attention. When I say this I’m thinking of: To All the Boy’s I’ve Loved Before // Love, Simon // Shadow & Bone.

I wouldn’t count this as “there are some good one’s but it’s the exception to the rule” because I think this is going to be the new rule.

But then I remember the book-to-movie adaptations of old. 😬😬 If the Percy Jackson movie’s and The Mortal Instruments were the first movie’s to come to your mind then SAME!!

I’d be lying if I sat here and said I didn’t enjoy those movies though. In both cases I watched the movie before ever realising they were even based on books. 11 year old me loved these movies so now, even after reading the books, 18 year old me still loves them.

Still using Percy Jackson and The Mortal Instruments as an example, both of these movies take … extreme creative liberties with the plot to say the least, and yet I love them for what they are and I stand by the fact that “don’t walk on my roof” is one of the funniest scenes even if it’s not from the books.

So yeah I feel like, for the most party, they’re just as good, even if they’re not the same.

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Book Review: Verona Comics by Jennifer Dugan

Publication Date: April 21st 2020

Jubilee has it all together. She’s an elite cellist, and when she’s not working in her stepmom’s indie comic shop, she’s prepping for the biggest audition of her life.

Ridley is barely holding it together. His parents own the biggest comic-store chain in the country, and Ridley can’t stop disappointing them—that is, when they’re even paying attention.

They meet one fateful night at a comic convention prom, and the two can’t help falling for each other. Too bad their parents are at each other’s throats every chance they get, making a relationship between them nearly impossible…unless they manage to keep it a secret.

Then again, the feud between their families may be the least of their problems. As Ridley’s anxiety spirals, Jubilee tries to help but finds her focus torn between her fast-approaching audition and their intensifying relationship. What if love can’t conquer all? What if each of them needs more than the other can give?

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My Favourite Quotes & Moments: Six of Crows!


If I’ve not talked about it once then I’ve talked about it a million times: the Shadow & Bone series is right around the corner!!!

I have not stopped talking about this show for months now and I’m truly sorry for that, but apparently not sorry enough because I’ve decided I’m going to re-read Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo and share my favourite quotes and moment’s.

The crows seem to be featured in the show a lot more then I thought they would be since I read the entire Grisha trilogy in preparation, it only seems fair that I re-read at least the first book.

This will be my third time reading Six of Crows, I’m sure I’m going to love it just as much as those previous times, maybe even more so since I now have the knowledge of how the original trilogy ends!


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Reading the Grisha trilogy so I can watch the TV show!

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The teaser trailer for the new Shadow & Bone series just dropped and I’ve made the abrupt decision that I’m going to try and read the entire trilogy before the shows release. As of right now I’ve read both Six of Crows books and believe me when I say I am hyped(!) to see them in live-action (I screeched when I saw Inej in the teaser), but I’ve only read the first book from the Grisha Trilogy and don’t remember much so it’s time to read the whole series, finally.

*Possible spoilers*

Shadow & Bone

Sooo … I may or may not have watched the trailer, picked this up to re-read and finished it in just over 24 hours. Don’t judge me.

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January Wrap Up + Reading Challenge Update

Howdy and hello!

We have officially completed the first month of 2021. Let’s give ourselves a round of applause. I think we need it. 👏👏👏

I started the year off with a reading slump but you wouldn’t think so considering the fact that I read eleven books this month. Eleven! That means I’m over 25% of the way through my reading goal for the year and I’ve just started.

The thing that ended up helping me get over the slump I was in at the start of the year was the New Years Reading Resolution Challenge created by Laura @ The Corner of Laura. Writing out my TBR to fit the prompts was a motivator or sorts so thank you to Laura for tagging me in the challenge!

A weird thing about my book slump? I was still reading, and wanting to read, but the only thing my brain allowed me to read was the Heroes of Olympus series. Why!? I have no answers. I have no explanation. In the end I ended up reading the entire series except from The Lost Hero which I skipped over because I re-read a year or two ago and didn’t want to do it again. I literally read The Son of Neptune, a 500+ page book, in one day. It was wild.

If you’re, for some reason, interested in my thoughts on every book in this series, I did a whole post about it the other day:) This also completed the challenge of: Screw Resolutions, I Quit! // Re-read an old favourite, specifically the bonus question:  Re-read an entire series.

Back in late December/early January I made a list of series I want to start and also some series I want to continue on with and I got started on that list straight away by reading:

Get a Lift, Chloe Brown by Talia Hibbert has been on my radar for a while now as I try to dip my toes in some more adult romance and I can now officially say that it deserves the hype!

I was initially taken aback by the fact that sit is set in England and the vibes just weren’t what I expected but I got over that pretty quick and came to love everything about this book from the various types of representation to the romance which I couldn’t help but ship (Red🖤). Apparently the sequel is even better. How that could even be possible, I don’t know but I’m excited to find out.

This completed the challenge of Learn a New Skill // Read a book from a genre you never usually read.

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Books About Book – #5OnMyTBR

Hi, hello and howdy!!

It’s Monday which means it’s time for another round of #5OnMyTBR. Yayyy!!!

It was my first week back at school last week after nearly 6 months off so I was anxious as hell, which lead to me binging Netfix all weekend as a distraction. Because I chose to watch a lot of TV instead of being productive I ended up missing last weeks round but I’m back today to talk all about Books About Books that I want to read 🙂

#5OnMyTBR is a bookish meme hosted by E. @Local Bee Hunter’s Nook (me!) and you can learn more about it here or in the post announcing it. It occurs every Monday when we post about 5 books on our TBR.

By the Book by Amanda Sellet

This cover is cute 😍

By the Book follows a classical book lover, Mary, who starts writing a list of “the Scoundrel Survival Guide, a rundown of literary types to be avoided at all costs” after a girl at her school falls for “a notorious cad” (btw I have no idea was “a notorious cad” means but I’m intrigued”).

But then Mary goes and falls for the number one bad boy on her list.

I’m probably going to be totally out of the loop when it comes to mentions of classics but I am a sucker for books with badboys so I’m super interested!

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