Book Review: Shatter Me (Shatter Me Book 1) by Tahereh Mafi

When Juliette touches people, it hurts and sometimes kills them, and she has no control over it. At 14, she was taken from her parents and eventually ended up being left to die in an asylum, watching through her one window as the world outside continued to collapse. But then a boy is put into her cell with her, she finds out things she never knew, and she's given a chance to live a better life......
 

Cover Characteristics: Best Book Covers from Books I Read in 2016

So you know how I usually choose ten covers/series for my Cover Characteristic posts? Well... Hahahahahahahahaha---Not happening this time. I don't know what happened this year, if it was just coincidence or if I started judging books more by their covers and letting myself be drawn in by all the pretty ones, but I read SO MANY books with gorgeous covers this year, and I want to share them all....
 

The Weekly Update: 12/18/16

I have one word for you this week: ants. Here's three more words: really stupid ants. Because here's the thing, I keep my apartment clean for this exact reason. I don't want to deal with bugs. And because there's no food sitting around, there's not even a trail of ants I can spray or anything normal like that. Instead it's just a bunch ants aimlessly wandering around the middle of my living room,...
 

Bookish Musings: Top Ten Male Characters from Books I Read in 2016

Alright, peeps. It's that time of year again when I tell you all about my favorite characters! I know this probably won't be my most popular post, but I love it nonetheless because characters are my lifeblood. They are what gives me the emotion and the feels when I read, and that's what I love most in books. I might still sometimes give a book a high rating even without great characters if it's...
 

The Weekly Update: 12/11/16

Even though I like to complain about my arguing neighbors, noisy construction, and electronic woes a lot, I try to keep my blog a fairly positive, happy place, but *sigh* I don't feel very positive right now. I've been resting my wrist. Some days I haven't even done anything other than eat, shower, and read. The bad news is, not only does my right wrist still hurt, the left one, and my forearms,...
 

Cover Characteristics: Book Covers featuring Eyes

This topic is such a good one! I mean, there are so many book covers with eyes as the main focus. I have like 10 on my kindle alone, and that doesn't include the million more out there that I don't own. But of course that also means I was once again struck with indecision and ended up going with ten picks rather five, including some books from the same series because they were too gorgeous not to...