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…

contemporary, LGBT, three star book, ya

How (Not) to Ask a Boy to Prom Review

  • Title: How (Not) to Ask a Boy to Prom
  • Author: S.J. Goslee
  • Book Form: E-Arc
  • Pages: 240
  • Publisher: Roaring Brook Press
  • Genre: LGBT, YA, Contemporary, Romance
  • Rating: ***

Nolan Grant is sixteen, gay, and (definitely) still a virgin. He’s never had a boyfriend, or even been kissed. It’s not like Penn Valley is brimming with prospects. And when his big sister stages an elaborate “prom-posal” so Nolan can ask out his not-so-secret crush, Nolan freezes. He’s saved from further embarrassment by bad boy Bern, who, for his own reasons, offers to fake-date Nolan.

Nolan thinks it’s the perfect way to get Daphne off his back and spend the rest of the year drawing narwhals, tending to plants, and avoiding whatever died under his bed a few weeks ago. What he doesn’t think about is Bern’s ex-girlfriend, who seriously wants to kill him.


I received a free copy of this book from netgally and the publisher in exchange for an honest review. These thoughts and opinions are my own.

Man. This book had so much potential. Lets start with the things I liked about How (Not) to Ask a Boy to Prom.

I love teenage, highschool, lgbt romances. They are usually just so cute and fun, and this was no exception. I liked the two MCs, even though Nolan could be a jerk. He comes to realize this, which makes me like him more.

There’s also the fake dating troupe, which I find fun. You know they’re going to end up liking one another, and I loved hearing the past between Nolan and Bren. SUPER CUTE!

Lastly, I love stories where the siblings are close, and Nolan and Daphne are very close. Nolan was adopted into a loving family, and that’s something I haven’t seen much of. I loved seeing that represented!

Now for what didn’t work so well for me. I felt like the plot kind of drug on at times. Almost like there was no plot? There were just days and days of his life? That’s okay for some people, but I was left thinking ‘where is this going?’

Overall this was a cute story. I loved the ending and the fake dating troupe. I would probably recommend this book!

Until next time…


Month In Review

Guys! Can you believe February is over? This year is flying by already.
In this post I’ll be doing a round up my month of Book Battle. If I finished criteria, what I read for each criteria, and if my team placed!
I’ll also let you know my favorite and least favorite reads of the month! Let’s dive in!


  • Your Team’s Retelling (Snow White): The Shadow Queen by CJ Redwine ★★★★ (Finished after book battle ended)
  • Another Team’s Retelling (Sleeping Beauty): Spindle Fire
  • Contemporary: You by Caroline Kepnes ★★★★★
  • Second Book in a Series: Crown of Wishes by Roshani Chokshi ★★★★★
  • Badass Female MC: Corpse & Crown by Alisa Kwitney ★★★
  • Book with a Castle: Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi ★★★★★
  • Club Read #1: Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi ★★★★★
  • Club Read #2: Scythe by Neal Shusterman ★★★★★
  • Criteria #1 – poetry: The Witch Doesn’t Burn in this One by Amanda Lovelace ★★★★
  • Criteria #2 – romance: The Billionaire’s Bride for a Day by Shadonna Richards ★★★
  • Book with Love in the Title
  • Book with a Princess: The Princess Saves Herself in this One by Amanda Lovelace ★★★★★
  • Black POV – Dear Martin by Nic Stone ★★★★
  • Book with Kiss in the Title: The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang ★★★★
  • Book with Pink Cover: Queens of Geek by Jen Wilde ★★★★★

So I did not finish criteria. I was two books away. I was liking The Shadow Queen, I just couldn’t stay up to finish it. I never got to book with love in the title, which surprised me. This is only my second time ever to not finish criteria. Both were on short months – December we ended early for Christmas holidays and now February. I don’t like short months!

FAVORITE READ: This one is tough! I read a lot of good books this month. I think my favorite is You. It was weird. It was creepy. It was everything I wanted in a psychological thriller. I can’t wait to listen to Hidden Bodies this month.
Runners up: Scythe, The Gilded Wolves

LEAST FAVORITE READ: I didn’t like Billionaire’s Bride for a day. It got a 3 star rating, but I might have even gone down to 2 star. It just wasn’t for me.

I didn’t rate Spindle Fire. This book came highly recommended by a friend. I listened to the audio and honestly, I was confused throughout the whole book. I’m still fairly new to audios, and some books just don’t translate well for me in that format. This may have been one of those books. I am looking forward to a re-read soon in either print or ebook so I can really see what this book is about!

What were your favorite and least favorite reads for February? Let me know in the comments below!


What’s Coming Up!

Not a lot has been going on lately! Book battle ended on Feb 22. Snow White won! We had the best most chill team! They were amazing.

Next Sunday, at 4pm EST, we are having a live author chat with Kendra Saunders! Come join us over at Words at Whimsy!

Starting, March 1, the new month of Book Battle will begin! This theme is probably one of my favorites! Come join us for an easy month and see where you fit in!