Captain America Book Tag


I saw this tag on Morgan’s blog, Gone With The Words. The beautiful graphic also belongs to her.

Steve Rogers/Captain America: a book with a big character transformation

There’s so many characters that come to mind, but I’d have to say Cath from Fangirl. She changed so much throughout the book, and it was amazing! She was so afraid of being in her own, but she learns to stand up for herself and be more independent. 

Peggy Carter
: a book with a strong female protagonist

Celaena/Aelin from Throne of Glass. Let me tell you, I would not have survived anywhere near as long as she has. She’s so badass and awesome, but she’s also real. She’s broken and scarred yet she prevails through it all. 

Bucky Barnes: a book with your ultimate BROTP

WILL/JEM. Forever and always. They are not just friends, they are parabatai. Closer than brothers. Nothing, no one, could ever come between them. They would die for each other, and they would die without eachother. 

Howling Commandos: a book with squad goals

ACOMAF for sure. Just point me in the direction of where I need to sell my soul to be part of the Night Court’s inner circle. 

Red Skull: a book with a cliche plot

There’s too many to name. Seriously. 


Natasha Romanoff
: a book with a snarky side character

Magnus from TID/TMI. The sass in this one, it is perfection. 

I’m Just A Kid from Brooklyn: a book with a memorable setting/character backstory
I’m gonna go with Natasha Romanoff (there’s a book so it counts) for this one. The Red Room, her training, Ivan. I must know more!!!

Do You Two…. Fondue?: a book with a love triangle

The Hunger Games, Twilight, TID, Theone of Glass, Strange Angels, …. shall I continue?

Til The End Of The Line:
a book with the OTP to end all OTPs

Percabeth. Percabeth. Percabeth. 

Percabeth is that one OTP that is unbreakable. They have literally been though hell (well, Tartaraus) together. It’s set in stone. Actually, no. It’s set in diamond because it is the strongest OTP ever. 

Some other epic OTPs: Rowaelin, Wessa/Jessa, Clellamy, Akarou, Malec 
I Understood That Reference: a book with a pop culture reference

The only one I can remember right now would be Magnus Chase with its Doctor Who reference.  
I tag anyone who’s interested! (aka I’m too lazy to actually tag specifics)

Merch Review: Love Squalor

HELLO BOOKAHOLICS,

I’M BACK!!!

I know, I know. You missed me SOOOO much (ha, no). 

 Sorry for the recent inactivity. Finals had me super busy and stressed, and between studying and binge-listening to Hamilton,  I had no time to post anything. Now that it’s summer I can finally dedicate all of my time reading, fangirling, binge-watching, and blogging.  (Such an exciting  lifestyle, I know)

Ok, now  on to business! 


Shop: Love Squalor (https://www.etsy.com/shop/LoveSqualor)

Rating: 4 stars

Merchandise Type: Bookish Jewelry (aka the best kind of jewlrey)

Products I Received: To Kill A Mockingbird necklace & Sherlock wire charm bracelet. 
I stumbled upon this cute little shop on Etsy about a week ago, and instantly fell in love with it.

 The items I got were good quality, and I love how each one had a little quote on it.  The jewlery  is simple enough to blend in with everyday clothing, but still relate to the book it’s based off of. 

The shipping was fast, it only took 2 days for me to receive it, which is pretty awesome considering how I live on almost the opposite side of the country.     

The little box it came in (shown above) was cute, with the shops name displayed on the front and a purple ribbon tied around it. Each piece of jewelry had a little mini book cover of the book it’s from. It would make for a perfect gift for a bookaholic. 

I would definitely recommend this shop to anyone looking for cute bookish jewlrey, especially necklaces.

  My favorite was definitely the TKAM necklace, but this Sherlock bracelet ain’t coming off anytime soon either. 
May we meet again (yes I watch The 100, please tell me you do too)

Book Review: The Sleeping Prince

The Sleeping Prince by Melinda Salisbury

Rating: 4.5 stars

Publication Date: May 31st, 2016



Woah

 Still reeling from the ending to this book. The Sleeping Prince was beyond amazing. It exceeded my every expectation. It is super rare for me to like a sequel more than I liked the first book. 

Synopsis: Ever since her brother Lief disappeared, Errin’s life has gone from bad to worse. Not only must she care for her sick mother, she has to scrape together rent money by selling illegal herbal cures. But none of that compares to the threat of the vengeful Sleeping Prince whom the Queen just awoke from his enchanted sleep.

When her village is evacuated as part of the war against the Sleeping Prince, Errin is left desperate and homeless. The only person she can turn to is the mysterious Silas, a young man who buys deadly poisons from Errin, but won’t reveal why he needs them. Silas promises to help her, but when he vanishes, Errin must journey across a kingdom on the brink of war to seek another way to save her mother and herself. But what she finds shatters everything she believed about her world, and with the Sleeping Prince drawing nearer, Errin must make a heartbreaking choice that could affect the whole kingdom.

 I usually don’t like when books change POV throughout the series, but it was perfect in this case.  It took me a bit to realize just who Errin was (in relation to the first book), but it all fell into place as soon as I did.  

I  liked Errin once I got to know her better.  She was strong and brave, but not all kickass and self-righteous like most heroines are these days. Errin kept it real. She was doing extremely well given her circumstances and she was smart. She put herself and her family first. Love interest betrays her? She doesn’t get upset and mope around, she decides to get even and beat him at his own game. I especially loved how she got back at Unwin on her way out. Errin was pretty awesome, and I enjoyed seeing this part of the trilogy through her eyes. 

One of my favorite things about this was that there was no love triangle, no insta-love. Love triangles have become way too common, and by this point they’re just annoying. Very few actually add to the plot of a book. I absolutely despise insta-love, it’s one of the most cringe worthy things in a book.  

I also really loved Silas. Swoon-worthy much? Why must all these fictional guys be so amazing, they’re setting my standards up way to high. No one will ever be able to live up to them (except maybe Jensen Ackles).

The story picks up where The Sin Eater’s Daughter left off, with the Sleeping Prince awake and ready to retake his kingdom.  Do not skip the prologue. Some serious ish goes down in there.The dynamic of this book was very different from the first one, but they fit together perfectly.I don’t want to give away any spoilers, but DAMN, this was good.  I loved the whole alchemy thing, rather than traditional magic. I haven’t seen that in any books recently, and it really set this one apart.
Overall, this book was absolutely fantastic and I had a great time reading it! I devoured this in just a couple hours, and I don’t think I’ll survive the wait until the  next book comes out. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who likes fantasy, especially fairytales. 

 If you haven’t read the first book, what are you waiting for? Go and fall in love with this series like I did!  

**I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This in no way affected my review, everything stated above was my own opinion**


Book Review: Truthwitch

Truthwitch  by Susan Dennard

Rating: 4.5/5 starst

I was super excited when I first heard about this book. It was on my TBR list months before it was even published. Susan Dennard is a spectacular writer, and BFFs with my favorite author, Sarah J. Maas, so I knew this was going to be an amazing book.

Safi is a Truthwitch, the first in over a century. Her  powers allow her to discern whether anyone directly in front of her is speaking the truth, making her extremely valuable to the struggling nations, poised on the brink of war.  Iseult is a Threadwitch, the extent of her powers unknown to even herself. After clashing with a powerful Guildmaster and his ruthless Bloodwitch bodyguard, the friends are forced to flee their home.  All they want is freedom, but danger is what they are served instead. With war coming, treaties breaking and a magical contagion sweeping the land, the friends will have to fight emperors and mercenaries alike. For some will stop at nothing to get their hands on a Truthwitch

This book was REALLY good. The beginning was kinda heavy, so I wasn’t sure about it at first, but I was soon immersed in the amazing world Susan Dennard created. Safi is an orphaned heiress, bright and headstrong. Her big mouth and recklessness can often lead to trouble, but it is usually driven by her need to protect Iseult. I liked her, but Iseult was my favorite. She is a total badass with an  troubled past and some extremely wicked mojo. She’s the yin to Safi’s yang, the calm to Safi’s chaos.

“Safi had her title to protect her, and Iseult had her heritage to damn her.”

Iseult has never felt like she truly belongs anywhere, except for when she’s at Safi’s side. I really liked how this book was focused more on friendship rather than romance.

While the relationship between Merik and Safi is swoon worthy, I really ship Iseult and Aeduan (who doesn’t love an villain turned anti-hero?).  I really hope there’s more of him in the next book and that they get together.

“My life-debt is paid, Threadwitch. If our paths cross again, make no mistake: I will kill you.”
“No, you won’t,” she whispered as the door clicked shut.
Aeduan forced himself to stay silent. She deserved no response—it would be her mistake if she thought he would spare her.

I liked the magic system in this book, it kind of reminded me of Grisha, but with it’s own unique twist. A lot of reviews said it had no world building and that it didn’t make sense, but I disagree. You just have to pay attention in the beginning to understand what’s going on. This is definitely not something you can quickly skim through. (Also, Safi and Merik isn’t insta-love.  It starts off with sparks that become a slowly but gradually burn until the end, were it blazes, bright and true. )

Merik ignored her, and with a free hand, he yanked a cloth from his coat and wiped down his engraved scabbard. “On this ship, my word is law, Domna. Do you understand? Your title means nothing here.”

Safi nodded and fought the overwhelming urge to roll her eyes. 

“But I am willing to offer you a deal. I won’t lock you in chains if you promise to stop behaving like a feral dog and instead behave like the domna you’re supposed to be.”
“But Prince”–she lowered her eyelids in an indolent blink–“my title means nothing here.”

Over all, this book was amazing, one of the best so far this year. I would definitely recommend this to anyone who loves Throne of Glass or the Grisha trilogy!