Beautiful Books #1: Introducing my NaNo WIP!

Hey! So Nano is nearly than three days away and I’ve only just started outlining last weekend because Smart Me decided to change my whole plot in the middle of the month. Luckily I have a new plot that I’m more happy with so I thought I’d join in on Cait and Sky’s monthly writer linkup.

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Review: All The Rage by Courtney Summers

All the RageAll The Rage by Courtney Summers
Series: No
Published: April 14th 2015 by St. Martin’s Griffith (first published April 1st 2015)
Pages: 321pg.
Format: Hardcover / Source: Borrowed
Genres: Young Adult, Realistic fiction, Contemporary, Mystery

Goodreads synopsis:
The sheriff’s son, Kellan Turner, is not the golden boy everyone thinks he is, and Romy Grey knows that for a fact. Because no one wants to believe a girl from the wrong side of town, the truth about him has cost her everything—friends, family, and her community. Branded a liar and bullied relentlessly by a group of kids she used to hang out with, Romy’s only refuge is the diner where she works outside of town. No one knows her name or her past there; she can finally be anonymous. But when a girl with ties to both Romy and Kellan goes missing after a party, and news of him assaulting another girl in a town close by gets out, Romy must decide whether she wants to fight or carry the burden of knowing more girls could get hurt if she doesn’t speak up. Nobody believed her the first time—and they certainly won’t now — but the cost of her silence might be more than she can bear.

With a shocking conclusion and writing that will absolutely knock you out,All the Rage examines the shame and silence inflicted upon young women after an act of sexual violence, forcing us to ask ourselves: In a culture that refuses to protect its young girls, how can they survive?

4-5 stars

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Pundays #3

Hey guys! I’m sorry for my absence, but so much has been going on; my best friend finally had her baby!! I’ve also been preparing for NaNoWriMo. It’s only a week away, you guys… it’s my first time participating and I’m so excited, but extremely nervous. I’ve changed my whole plot entirely, so I’ll be starting from scratch when the new month starts. Who else will be writing?!

But I couldn’t forget about punday this week, so I thought I’d just hop on here real quick and hope to put a smile on someone’s face! Enjoy 😊

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DNF Review: Minotaur

MinotaurMinotaur by J.A. Rock
Series: No
Published: October 19th 2015 by Riptide Publishing
Pages: 275pg.
Format: e-ARC / Source: Netgalley
Genres: Young adult, Fantasy, Glbt

Goodreads synopsis:
Know this: I am not a warrior. I am a disease.

When I was six, my parents died.

When I was sixteen, I was locked away in Rock Point Girls’ Home. Nobody wants to deal with a liar. An addict. A thief.

Nobody except Alle. She is pure, and she’s my friend in spite of all the rotten things I am.

There was once another girl like me—long ago. A cast-off daughter. A lying little beast who left a red stain across the land with her terrible magic. She’s imprisoned now in a maze high up on the cliffs. They say she’s half woman, half bull. They say she dines on human tributes and guards a vast treasure. They say she was born wicked.

But I know her better than the history books or stories do. She and I dream together. Our destinies are twisted up like vines.

Except I’m not going to turn out wicked like she is. I can save myself by destroying her. I’m going to break out of this place, and I’m going to enter the labyrinth and take her heart.

And once I’m redeemed, maybe Alle will love me.

1 stars

*I was provided an eARC by Riptide Publishing via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

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Pundays #2

Hey guys! Coming at you today with my new weekly feature that I hope will put a smile on your face. 😊 My best friend just got me this mug on Friday because I don’t have any Halloween-ish mugs which isn’t acceptable, so I knew that was what I was going to be sharing this week! Excuse my horrible picture-taking skills, somebody please come teach me how to instagram. Enjoy! 💕

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(A very personal) Review: The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath

The Bell JarThe Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
Series: No
Published: October 17th 2006 by Harper Perennial Modern Classics (first published 1963)
Pages: 288pg.
Format: Hardcover / Source: Borrowed
Genres: Fiction, Classics, Mental Health, Feminism

Goodreads synopsis:
Sylvia Plath’s shocking, realistic, and intensely emotional novel about a woman falling into the grip of insanity.

Esther Greenwood is brilliant, beautiful, enormously talented, and successful, but slowly going under—maybe for the last time. In her acclaimed and enduring masterwork, Sylvia Plath brilliantly draws the reader into Esther’s breakdown with such intensity that her insanity becomes palpably real, even rational—as accessible an experience as going to the movies. A deep penetration into the darkest and most harrowing corners of the human psyche, The Bell Jar is an extraordinary accomplishment and a haunting American classic.

4-5 stars
Note: this is will not be my usual review format.

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Blogger awards: Liebster, Encouraging Thunder, and Sisterhood

Hey guys, it’s time I finally get to the awards I’ve been tagged in recently. So thank you to Michelle for tagging me for the Liebster award, Ariana for tagging me for the Liebster award, as well, along with the Encouraging Thunder award, and Giovanna for tagging me for the Sisterhood of the World award! Beware: there’s a long post ahead.

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