Four Star Book, three star book, ya

April Plan

Okay so I was going to post this days ago, but I have a sick two year old who only wants momma. So all those plans flew out the window.

This month I’m leading a team in book battle! I’ve never been a leader before, so it’s exciting!

I currently have nineteen books I want to read this month. And here they are! *drumroll please*

Nine of these are ARCs! So far two are audio, but I’ll probably sprinkle more audios in while working.

So far I’m having an issue committing to a book. I don’t know what the deal is.

Here’s a little update since we’re a few days in April:

– I finished Picture Perfect Love. 3 stars. It’s a typical love story with HEA. This was a novella. I was quite interested in the characters and I think I would have liked it more if it were longer.

– I finished Recalculating. 4 Stars. This was a good suspense novella. The story was intriguing and I have never read a book with this suspense plot line. I was only sad that it was 40 pages so I couldn’t count it for book battle!

– I’ve tried starting and restarting The Antidote about three times now. I’m just confused and can’t get into it. Can anyone convince me to read it?

That’s all for now. Warrior of the Wild and The Program reviews will come as soon as sick baby allows!

Until next time…


March Wrap Up

Guys, where did March go?! I was laying in bed last night after just finishing Warrior of the Wild and thinking about what I was going to write for my review. Then I thought, crap, I need to do my wrap up! At this point it was already 11pm and I knew I would hate myself in the morning, so I decided to do the wrap up today and my March plan tomorrow. Then after that you’ll get a review of Warrior of the Wild by Tricia Levenseller and The Program by Suzanne Young! Lots of content coming soon!

What I read in February:

The Tea Dragon Society by Katie O’Neill

Super cute graphic novel that I got from OwlCrate.
4 Stars

Fake Plastic Girl by Zara Lisbon

My first ARC of the month. I wasn’t super impressed. A TON of Taylor Swift references.
3 Stars

The Mermaid’s Voice Returns in This One by Amanda Lovelace

I binged Amanda Lovelace in February, so I was super excited to get an ARC of her third book. I loved the poetry, but it wasn’t my favorite.
4 Stars

The Manic Pixie Dream Boy Improvement Project by Lenore Appelhans

Third ARC of the month. I had to make myself finish. It was just too campy – and I didn’t think that was a thing. Plus the title is way too long.
2 Stars

The Demon Next Door by Bryan Burrough

This was my Audible pick of the month. Who doesn’t love a good murder mystery?
3 Stars

The Queen’s Rising by Rebecca Ross

This is where it starts getting good. I could not put this book down. Plus Rebecca was so sweet during her chat! Can’t wait to read The Queen’s Resistance!
5 Stars

What Happens When by Samantha Boyette

My fourth ARC of the month. It was also meh. I didn’t like the whole try – to – turn – the – girl – straight thing.
3 Stars

Enchantee by Gita Trelease

Oh man. This book was wonderful and so descriptive. I felt like I was in France the whole time. I loved all the French language that was incorporated. Gita is now an instabuy author for me!
5 stars

Girls With Sharp Sticks by Suzanne Young

This book makes you so uncomfortable in a good way. It was such a great read and my favorite ARC of the month by far. All the mods at Words & Whimsy gave it 5 Stars. And Suzanne was amazing during her Q&A!
5 Stars

How Not to Ask a Boy to Prom by S. J. Goslee

This book was cute, but the main character was slightly annoying.
3 Stars

Spellbook of the Lost and Found by Moira Fowley-Doyle

This was the second audio I got to this month. I loved the Irish voice actors and the way the past was woven in with the present. I did feel like the story dragged on a little.
3.5 Stars

The Program by Suzanne Young

Review to come. Man this was a great start to this series. I can’t wait for book two.
4 Stars

Warrior of the Wild by Tricia Levenseller

Another amazing read. Review to come. Officially a Tricia fan!
5 Stars

Alright guys, that’s it for my March wrap up! I finished criteria in Book Battle. Princesses came in last. Better luck this month! Be on the look out for my March plan!

Until next time…


The Tea Dragon’s Society Review

  • Title: The Tea Dragon’s Society
  • Author: Katie O’Neill
  • Book Form: Physical
  • Pages: 72
  • Publisher: Oni Press
  • Genre: Graphic Novel, Fantasy, Middle Grade
  • Rating: ★★★★

From the award-winning author of Princess Princess Ever Aftercomes The Tea Dragon Society, a charming all-ages book that follows the story of Greta, a blacksmith apprentice, and the people she meets as she becomes entwined in the enchanting world of tea dragons. 

After discovering a lost tea dragon in the marketplace, Greta learns about the dying art form of tea dragon care-taking from the kind tea shop owners, Hesekiel and Erik. As she befriends them and their shy ward, Minette, Greta sees how the craft enriches their lives—and eventually her own.

– Goodreads

This graphic novel was SO ADORABLE. I received it in my February Owl Crate, and immediately fell in love with the art. This is exactly the kind of style I love in my graphic novels.

The Tea Dragon’s Society centers around Greta, who I instantly fell in love with. She wanted to keep learning to be a blacksmith so the art wouldn’t die, but she knew this wasn’t her true calling. She happens upon a Tea Dragon in the market, and her world opens up.

The writing was great. It follows Greta through a year after finding the Tea Dragon, and also finding herself. She makes amazing friends, each one who I was invested in. I feel like that’s generally hard to do in 72 pages.

As I said before, the art was fantastic. It was so adorable and just up my alley.

I’m giving this book 4 stars. I loved the story, characters, and art. It just didn’t blow my mind to be a 5 star.

Until next time…