April ’18 Wrap Up

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As you can see, there’s been some changes around here! Unfortunately, my laptop died completely a week ago and I’ll talk about it more in my Personal Thoughts. That pushed for all these new changes that you can see now. I hope you all like my new color palette and my new designs! I kind of did my best with what I could find so let me know your thoughts. Anyway, now onto talking about the books I read this month!

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April ’18 TBR – Historical Fiction

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I’m just winging my TBRs from here on okay guys? I’ve been trying to keep up with my themes and think ahead but I’m just gonna follow my gut and what I want to read and make a theme that way! I can’t wait to share with you all what I hope to read this month.

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March ’18 Wrap Up

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March was an improvement, as you can obviously tell from this early wrap up. I managed to be a bit consistent with reading and posting. Also, I went on vacation for spring break and it was awesome! Also, I’ve been slowly updating my Goodreads with all the books I’ve read since 2015 and the links to all of them are gonna be on my review pages! You can check those out here and here if you’d like. Now onto my wrap up!

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November and December ’17 Wrap Up

So…

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I feel like I don’t even know how to do this anymore. It’s been so long since I’ve really had the time to sit and write with care instead of just scrambling to get something a post done fast. I’ve missed blogging so, so much but it’s been one hell of a year. I’ve tried in the last few months to get back in it but every time, something got in my way. I took an involuntary hiatus since August I think. It definitely would’ve been better if I’d just accepted and let you guys know, but I really didn’t want to admit defeat. But December decided to chew me up and spit me out and the thing that I think can make me feel sane again is getting my butt back to this blog.

I’ve been gone so long that I don’t know if anyone is gonna be around to read anymore, but that’s how it felt the first time I started so it’s okay. I don’t know how consistent I’ll be, I’m going to do my best to share something once a week at least. What I post is probably going to change as well but I’ll talk about that soon.

For now, all I have to share is the books I managed to read in November and December of 2017.

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July ’17 Wrap Up

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I have to admit it. I didn’t want to but I think it’s time. I’m in a reading slump. This has been the worst reading month I’ve had since I started blogging and I think it has a lot to do with the particular books that I was reading. Also, my birthday was this month and I started my new job so that kept me busy a lot. I have recently started dating and that idiot takes up a lot of my time as well so I haven’t been reading as much. I hope August is a better reading month for me.

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Most Anticipated Summer Releases

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I am back today to talk about my most anticipated releases of the summer season, from June, July and August of 2017. I’m doing it on time again! Look at me being all productive. Summer is my favorite season because 1. everyone has free time since most people don’t have school and 2. because my birthday is in July! I’m gonna be super old but this is the first time in 4 years that I’ll be able to gift myself books and that has me incredibly excited. I have a total of 14 books to talk about so make sure to click on the cover if you would like to see their Goodreads page. Let’s look at some books, shall we?

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Book Review – The Female of the Species by Mindy McGinnis

The Female of the Species

Author: Mindy McGinnis

Publication: September 20th, 2016

Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books

Format: Kindle Edtion, 341 pages

Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Thriller

Read: April 2017

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Synopsis
Alex Craft knows how to kill someone. And she doesn’t feel bad about it. When her older sister, Anna, was murdered three years ago and the killer walked free, Alex uncaged the language she knows best. The language of violence.
While her crime goes unpunished, Alex knows she can’t be trusted among other people, even in her small hometown. She relegates herself to the shadows, a girl who goes unseen in plain sight, unremarkable in the high school hallways.
But Jack Fisher sees her. He’s the guy all other guys want to be: the star athlete gunning for valedictorian with the prom queen on his arm. Guilt over the role he played the night Anna’s body was discovered hasn’t let him forget Alex over the years, and now her green eyes amid a constellation of freckles have his attention. He doesn’t want to only see Alex Craft; he wants to know her.
So does Peekay, the preacher’s kid, a girl whose identity is entangled with her dad’s job, though that does not stop her from knowing the taste of beer or missing the touch of her ex-boyfriend. When Peekay and Alex start working together at the animal shelter, a friendship forms and Alex’s protective nature extends to more than just the dogs and cats they care for.
Circumstances bring Alex, Jack, and Peekay together as their senior year unfolds. While partying one night, Alex’s darker nature breaks out, setting the teens on a collision course that will change their lives forever.

Critically

Plot – 3 out of 5 stars
This book is a punch in the gut and there’s no way around it. It’s a brutal look at humanity and rape culture and how it’s become so common within society today. We follow the day to day lives of the characters and it’s not a linear plot line. It’s dark, gritty, violent and intense. I won’t be able to forget this story for a really long time.

Writing Style – 4 out of 5 stars
The writing style lent really well to the way the narrative is told. There’s three different POVs and each has it’s own distinct voice. It was easy to read and fast paced and engaging. It was intense, powerful and honest. It was lyrical, brutal and violent. Another punch to the gut to be quite honest.

Characters – 4 out of 5 stars
The characters in this book are so real and complex. From the main characters, to the side characters, they all feel like complete people and we’re just getting a little glimpse of their lives.
Alex is really intense. She doesn’t really understand social interactions and her point of view is almost robotic and factual in the way that she speaks and thinks. But she is also very kind and protective. She understands herself better than anyone and knows her limitations. I ended up being a huge fan of her which wasn’t something that I expected when I first started reading.
Then there’s Jack who is a douche. Honestly, there’s no other way to describe him, he’s a very typical asshole boy who has the world at the tip of his fingers and doesn’t really think about why. He’s kind of annoying but I appreciated how much he grew throughout the story. He’s really torn and confused.
And the last protagonist is Peekay, who definitely should not go by that name because she represents something so much better. She’s really sweet and kind and loving. But she’s also really accustomed to the way life is and unaware of how bad things actually are. However, she’s determined to improve and I really enjoyed reading from her point of view.

Emotionally

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May ’17 Wrap Up

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I have been a little bit scatterbrained this month, so much so that I forgot that wrap ups are a thing and that I have to do one around May 31st haha. But I am here, relatively on time and ready to tell you all about the things I’ve been up to this month. Spoiler alert: it has not been blogging. For some reason I haven’t really had the time to sit and blog consistently in May and I didn’t post everything that I had scheduled so they’ve been pushed back and back and back haha. I’m gonna try and change my writing days to the week because my weekends have been packed.

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