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)

Book Review: Ivory and Bone

Ivory and Bone  by Julie Eshbaugh

Series: Ivory and Bone 


Publication Date
: June 7 2016

Publisher: Harper Teen

Rating: 4 stars

A prehistoric fantasy—with allusions to Pride and Prejudice.

Hunting, gathering, and keeping his family safe—that’s the life seventeen-year-old Kol knows. Then bold, enigmatic Mya arrives from the south with her family, and Kol is captivated. He wants her to like and trust him, but any hopes of impressing her are ruined when he makes a careless—and nearly grave—mistake. However, there’s something more to Mya’s cool disdain…a history wrought with loss that comes to light when another clan arrives. With them is Lo, an enemy from Mya’s past who Mya swears has ulterior motives.

As Kol gets to know Lo, tensions between Mya and Lo escalate until violence erupts. Faced with shattering losses, Kol is forced to question every person he’s trusted. One thing is for sure: this was a war that Mya or Lo—Kol doesn’t know which—had been planning all along. 

(I’m feeling a little off today, so this review is pretty short. It’s not my best work, but I tried)

I don’t think I’ve ever read a book set in prehistoric times. I actually didn’t realize that it was until I looked at the synopsis again. 

The way the story was told was pretty interesting. 

“Why don’t you tell me a story?” 

― Julie Eshbaugh, Ivory and Bone

The majority (but not all) of it is told as a story to Mya by Kol, so it uses  words like you, and seems like it’s referring to the reader. It’s kinda nice because it’s like you’re part of the story. 

“But at this moment, this one word feels like the answer to every question:

You.” 

― Julie Eshbaugh, Ivory and Bone

The story itself is pretty interesting since the narrator doesn’t know who’s lying and who can be trusted. I can’t go too in detailed without spoiling some key details, so I’ll leave it at that. 
The writing is beautiful, and Julie Eshbaugh describes things so perfectly. She weaves magic into words. 

I liked Kol generally, but he’s not exactly one of my favorite characters. Mya is pretty badass, and definitely my favorite though she could use some loosening up.  There were times I really wanted to smack Peck. He has no tact. At all. 

I would reccomend this book to anyone looking for a good read, definitely if your a fan of Pride and Prejuidice. 

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: The Awakening

The Awakening by Melissa A. Craven

Rating: 4 stars

Source: NetGalley


At first, I didn’t like this book. It wasn’t until maybe 1/3 ways in that I started thing,hmm not bad, not bad at all. And then BOOM! Next thing I knew, I was in love with this book. I couldn’t put it down and OMG, I need the next one like right now. 

In the beginning I was like ugh, I don’t like this character, and ugh insta love. BUT it wasn’t until later on I realized that no, not insta love, in fact they weren’t in that kind of relationship at all. And there was a reason for Allie’s bipolarness. It all made soooooo much sense later when she met everyone and they explained what was up (nope, I’m not gonna tell you what, you’ll have to read it to find out). 

It took a while for Allie to grow on me, but she turned out to be pretty cool. I loved Aidan and everyone else (ignore that whole fake Aidan stuff and doesn’t last long thankfully). Emma and Naeemah especially intrigued me and I really hope Melissa A. Craven will write a prequel with their backstories. These are some seriously badass women and I love them! I also loved Gregg and Liam and basically everyone  in the “family”(there’s just way too many to name). These were some pretty amazin characters and seriously, that prequel needs to be a thing.  

The whole idea/concept of this book was really refreshing and original. I’ve mane read only one or two books somewhat like this and those are still really different from how it was in this book (I’m trying not to give away the Big Revelation). There were so many cute little moments in this book that made me smile, and I really liked it!

There was kind of a love triangle but it’s not a bad one. It actually adds to the plot and makes sense (I like Vince, but Team Aidan  all the way). In the beginning it seemed kinda cliche but it’s gets better, don’t worry.  I really love the friendship (yeah, you read that right) between Aidan and Allie. They’re just so friggin adorable together and it’s a very slow burn even though it seemed like insta love in the beginning (again, all will be revealed and everything has a purpose, their “connection”,  Allie’s weird mood swings. Just trust me on this one).
I would’ve given this a higher rating if not for the slow beginning, but seriously, this was amazing. Just power through the slow parts  until you make it to the awakening, where it really starts to get good (probably cuz everything finally makes sense).  You must read this, it’s just so ASDFGHJKL!!! Still kinda reeling from the ending of this. 

**I received a free review copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for my honest opinion. It did not, in any way, influence my review of this book**