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March TBR

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I told myself not to go overboard when it came to picking out books for my TBR this month since I failed so spectacularly when it came to keeping on track with last months. Yeah. There are still 8 books on this TBR.

Right now I’m impassioned and so motivated to read all these books, I’ve even started one or two of them, but those feelings could easily disappear in as little as a couple of days. My attention span leaves something to be desired.



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These books were disappointing :(

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I am annoyed. Last year my boss offered me my job back after summer even after I said I’d be studying abroad and wouldn’t be back until the New Year, they just told me to get in contact with them, which I did. I emailed, they didn’t reply, so a couple weeks later I re-sent my application when I say they were hiring.

Listen, I don’t think things should just be handed to me, but I think I can be forgiven for assuming I’d get my job back after they literally said “hey we’d love to have you back next year”. But nope!! I got an email today from the same woman that said this to my face stating that they wouldn’t be going forward with my application.

I’m not mad about not getting the job. I’m mad that they offered me the job back only to backtrack on that and ghosted me when I got in contact with them like they told me to.

As you may be able to guess, I’m feeling frustrated at the minute so it seems to me that it’s the perfect time to talk about the books that disappointed me in 2022.


A Lesson in Vengeance by Victoria Lee

My problems with this book is that it’s a book of two very different halves. I went into this book thinking it was going to be a YA Dark Academia with a hint of paranormal as an acclaimed teen author enrolls at a boarding school with an infamous history of witchcraft. The first half definitely leant into my expectations of it being a paranormal novel, but there was a very abrupt shift to a more murder mystery vibe for the second half.

I really wish this book would have picked a lane and stayed in it (prefferably the witchy sort of lane because I’m always going to enjoy that more). Besides that though, I finished the book with question marks still floating around my head. I was super excited about this one and it let me down.


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ARC Review: The Society For Soulless Girls by Laura Steven

Release Date: July 7th 2022

Ten years ago, four students lost their lives in the infamous North Tower murders at the elite Carvell College of Arts, forcing Carvell to close its doors.

Now Carvell is reopening, and fearless student Lottie is determined to find out what really happened. But when her roommate, Alice, stumbles upon a sinister soul-splitting ritual hidden in Carvell’s haunted library, the North Tower claims another victim.

Can Lottie uncover the truth before the North Tower strikes again? Can Alice reverse the ritual before her monstrous alter ego consumes her? And can they stop flirting for literally fifteen seconds in order to do this?


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ARC Review: The Atlas Six by Olivie Blake

Publication Date: March 1st 2022

The Alexandrian Society is a secret society of magical academicians, the best in the world. Their members are caretakers of lost knowledge from the greatest civilizations of antiquity. And those who earn a place among their number will secure a life of wealth, power, and prestige beyond their wildest dreams. Each decade, the world’s six most uniquely talented magicians are selected for initiation – and here are the chosen few…

Libby Rhodes and Nicolás Ferrer de Varona: inseparable enemies, cosmologists who can control matter with their minds.
– Reina Mori: a naturalist who can speak the language of life itself.
– Parisa Kamali: a mind reader whose powers of seduction are unmatched.
– Tristan Caine: the son of a crime kingpin who can see the secrets of the universe.
– Callum Nova: an insanely rich pretty boy who could bring about the end of the world. He need only ask.

When the candidates are recruited by the mysterious Atlas Blakely, they are told they must spend one year together to qualify for initiation. During this time, they will be permitted access to the Society’s archives and judged on their contributions to arcane areas of knowledge. Five, they are told, will be initiated. One will be eliminated. If they can prove themselves to be the best, they will survive. Most of them.


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Trying New Genres 2020

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Today I am adding more books to my TBR because obviously that’s something I need to do. More specifically I’m talking about genres I want to try or focus on more this year.

I feel like this year I want to explore more things because I tend to gravitate towards popular books instead of finding my own things to like so I want to carve out my own “reading personality” this year, I suppose you could say. So here are five genres I want to focus on more in 2020:

Dark Academia

Is this actually a genre? I don’t know but it’s something I want to read more of either way. I read Ninth House recently and my love for that book has set in stone my plans to try more books like it.

I’m going with the most popular at first just because there’s clearly a reason so many people like them and those are:

  • The Secrete History by Donna Tart
  • Vengeful by V.E Schwab (this was on the goodreads list so I’m counting it)
  • If We Were Villains by M.L Rio

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Book Review: Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo

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Publication Date: October 8th 2019

Series: Alex Stern #1


Galaxy “Alex” Stern is the most unlikely member of Yale’s freshman class. Raised in the Los Angeles hinterlands by a hippie mom, Alex dropped out of school early and into a world of shady drug dealer boyfriends, dead-end jobs, and much, much worse. By age twenty, in fact, she is the sole survivor of a horrific, unsolved multiple homicide. Some might say she’s thrown her life away. But at her hospital bed, Alex is offered a second chance: to attend one of the worlds most elite universities on a full ride. What’s the catch, and why her? Read More. 

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New Year, New Tag // Book Tag

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It’s still the new year and I am seizing every opportunity for content and so here I am with the New Year Book tag! We’re not very far into the year, the decade, but shit’s gone crazy already but I’m just going to ignore all that and talk about books 🙂

1-How many books are you planning to read in 2020?

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I’ve set my Goodreads goal to 40 books even though I read double of that last year. I’m hoping to read more then that but I’ve got a busy year coming up with school and I don’t want to put pressure. Continue reading “New Year, New Tag // Book Tag”