Geekerella Review

geekerellTitle: Geekerella

Author: Ashley Poston

Release Date: April 12, 2017

Publisher: Quirk Books

Page Number:  320 pages

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Synopsis:

Cinderella goes to the con in this fandom-fueled twist on the classic fairy tale.

Part romance, part love letter to nerd culture, and all totally adorbs, Geekerella is a fairy tale for anyone who believes in the magic of fandom. Geek girl Elle Wittimer lives and breathes Starfield, the classic sci-fi series she grew up watching with her late father. So when she sees a cosplay contest for a new Starfield movie, she has to enter. The prize? An invitation to the ExcelsiCon Cosplay Ball, and a meet-and-greet with the actor slated to play Federation Prince Carmindor in the reboot. With savings from her gig at the Magic Pumpkin food truck (and her dad’s old costume), Elle’s determined to win…unless her stepsisters get there first.

Teen actor Darien Freeman used to live for cons—before he was famous. Now they’re nothing but autographs and awkward meet-and-greets. Playing Carmindor is all he’s ever wanted, but the Starfield fandom has written him off as just another dumb heartthrob. As ExcelsiCon draws near, Darien feels more and more like a fake—until he meets a girl who shows him otherwise.

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The Coffee Book Tag

I love coffee, I’m honestly addicted and can’t go a day without my fix. So what better way to mix my two obsessions-coffee and books– than with a tag. So here it is The Coffee Book Tag.

Black: Name a series that’s tough to get into but has hardcore fans

1322638442outlander20thann3inOutlander has one of the most hardcore fan bases ever and those books are the definition of intimidating. With nine books in the series already and none shorter than 800 pages this series scares off a lot of people but once you start reading you become obsessed with the series and will most likely become a hardcore fan.

Peppermint Mocha: Name a book that gets more popular during winter or a more festive time of year.

harry_potter_and_the_sorcerers_stoneHarry Potter is a great book to read during the winter holidays. The movies are always on a constant loop during the holidays and the general vibe of the book just matches the winter festivities. I always have to re-read these books during this time. 

 

Hot Chocolate: What is your favorite children’s book?

alicewonderland22I’ve gushed about Alice in Wonderland way too many times on this blog but it was one of my favorite children books and I basically read it on repeat. Another childhood favorite was the Little House on the Praire series. I never watched the T.V show but I loved reading the book I fell and wished I could live in that time period

Double Shot of Espresso: Name a book that kept you on the edge of your seat from start to finish.

19186075-_sy540_I read A Conjuring Of Light recently and that book gave me so much anxiety. I was convinced throughout the whole book that my beloved characters would die and there were so many moments that had me holding the book in a death grip because they were in a precarious situation.  

Starbucks: Name a book you see everywhere

whendimplemetWhen Dimple Met Rishi has been everywhere recently. I see people who have ARC’s talking about it all the time and it has me super hyped to read it when it finally comes out. 

 

Oops! I accidentally got decaf! Name a book you were expecting more from.

into the dimI was really disappointed by Into the Dim when I read it last year. It was marketed as a YA Outlander and it fell a little short for me. The entire book was really predictable and I guessed all the plot twists from a mile away. I went into the book with really high expectations and I was a little disappointed by the end.   

The Perfect Blend: Name a book or series that was both bitter and sweet but ultimately satisfying.

dawnstudy1Dawn Study was bittersweet for me. The first book Poison Study came out ten years ago and Dawn Study just came out and the end to this saga was amazing and everything I ever wanted. 

I hope you enjoy this tag! Do you like coffee? What do you think of my answers? 

Happy Reading!

May TBR: The One In Which It Was Basically All Historical Romance

We probably know by now that me drawing up a TBR almost guarantees that I will read every book but what’s actually on the TBR, but it’s really fun writing one so here I am. May and April, as I mentioned in my April TBR, are pretty hectic for me since I have AP testing the first two weeks of May, but after that, I’m basically done for the school year so I’ll have more free time to read (YAY). I’m really into historical romance so a lot of my books on this list are H.R but here goes my rather ambitious May TBR.

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Daughter Of The Pirate King Review

daughterofthepiratekingsTitle: Daughter Of The Pirate King

Author: Tricia Levenseller

Release Date: February 28, 2017

Publisher: Feiwal And Friends

Pages: 320 Pages

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Overall Thoughts:

I had high hopes going into this book and let me tell you I was not disappointed. This book promised me pirates, and a badass main character and I definitely got a lot of both. This being the first book I’ve read that had dealt solely with pirates, I’ve come to the conclusion that we need more pirate books. One: pirates are extremely good looking and you can never have too many cute fictional boys (and girls) running around and two: they are entertaining. I read this book in one sitting and I had the most fun reading this than I’ve had in awhile. If you haven’t already definitely go pick this up you’ll love it!

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Synopsis:

There will be plenty of time for me to beat him soundly once I’ve gotten what I came for.
Sent on a mission to retrieve an ancient hidden map—the key to a legendary treasure trove—seventeen-year-old pirate captain Alosa deliberately allows herself to be captured by her enemies, giving her the perfect opportunity to search their ship.
More than a match for the ruthless pirate crew, Alosa has only one thing standing between her and the map: her captor, the unexpectedly clever and unfairly attractive first mate, Riden. But not to worry, for Alosa has a few tricks up her sleeve, and no lone pirate can stop the Daughter of the Pirate King.

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13 Reasons Why Review [T.V.]

13 reasons whyTitle: Thirteen Reasons Why

Author: Jay Asher

Where: Netflix

Release Date: March 31, 2017

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Overall Thoughts

This show killed me, I spent most of it in tears and it was absolutely heartbreaking and amazing all at once. As an adaptation, I think they did a great job of adapting this for the screen. It stayed faithful to the books and the few changes that were put in place didn’t bother me. If you haven’t read the book or watched the TV show yet I strongly recommend you do so. There are a lot of triggers present in the show so be careful as you watch it but ultimately you will be sucked into this world and will never be let go.

Synopsis:

You can’t stop the future.
You can’t rewind the past.
The only way to learn the secret . . . is to press play.

Clay Jensen returns home from school to find a strange package with his name on it lying on his porch. Inside he discovers several cassette tapes recorded by Hannah Baker–his classmate and crush–who committed suicide two weeks earlier. Hannah’s voice tells him that there are thirteen reasons why she decided to end her life. Clay is one of them. If he listens, he’ll find out why.

Clay becomes a firsthand witness to Hannah’s pain, and as he follows Hannah’s recorded words throughout his town, what he discovers changes his life forever.

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Why Time Travel Scares Me

I’m absolutely terrified of time travel, alternate universe and multiple dimensions. All these things that fall into the realm of theoretical physics I find extremely confusing and just really hard to understand. They make me terrified of their implications, especially in books. That’s not to say I don’t like books that use time travel as a plot device, I love Passenger by Alexandra Bracken, but hearing that the book is about time travel definitely makes me more hesitant to read it. Read More »

Totally Should’ve Tag

I’ve been having a bit of writers blately when it comes to writing posts, so I thought what better way to break through that than with a tag. I know this tag was wildly popular last year, and so I thought I’d try my hand at it. So here goes, the Totally Should’ve Book Tag.

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February Wrap Up

Hello everyone! I know I’ve been a bit MIA for a while, but I’ve been awfully sick for the past week. There’s this bug that’s been going around for awhile and I seem to have caught it. Although I’m feeling loads better now, I’m not completely over it, but it seems high past time to have posted by wrap up for February, so here it is. Read More »

Story Time: Meeting an Author for the First Time

I finally reached that milestone. The thing every reader dreams of, meeting the person who created something they fell in love with. The person who single-handedly changed parts of your life with their writing; authors. If you haven’t guessed already by the title of this post, I recently (earlier today actually) got to meet one of my favorite authors for the first time; or to be more specific I actually got to meet an author for the first time!!! AAAAAHHHHHGGGGG. Read More »

The Valentines Day Book Tag

It’s Valentine’s day! The day where people around the world celebrate love with their significant others. I, on the other hand, being excruciatingly single (not that there’s any problem with that ;) ) will spend this Valentines eating a ton of chocolate, drinking gallons of tea, and reading a great book! I thought a great way to get into the spirit of things  was to do a Valentines inspired book tag, since books are my constant and reliable companions.

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