Stuck At Home Book Tag

Hello, reader!

It has been awhile since I’ve done a book tag, hasn’t it? And so many wonderful people have been tagging me lately, too! I promise I will catch up soon 😅 With that in mind, today I’ll be doing the Stuck At Home book tag, even though we’re no longer in the thick of lockdown. Not to say some places shouldn’t be, but things are definitely not as strict as they were back in March!

Before I get into the tag, I want to thank the ever-awesome Danni @ _forBooksSake for tagging me! Y’all should most definitely go check her out 😊

Alright, let’s jump in!

The Rules:

  • Thank the person who tagged you (Thanks again, Danni!)
  • Answer the questions down below
  • Pingback to the creator: Ellyn @Allonsythornaxx.
  • Nominate 5+ bloggers you’d like to know more about, to do this tag

What are you currently reading?

A kajillion different books, but the one I’m enjoying the most right now is The Dragon Republic by R.F. Kuang. I read The Poppy War recently and adored it! I mean, it hurt my soul in a lot of ways, but I still loved it. It’s dark, Rin is kind of terrible, and the outlook is bleak, but I couldn’t get enough of it! So now I’m subjecting myself to the sequel, fully prepared to be hurt again.

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WWW Wednesday: October 7, 2020

It’s time for another WWW Wednesday! This is a bookish meme hosted by Taking on a World of Words where bloggers answer the 3 Ws:

  1. What are you currently reading?
  2. What did you recently finish reading?
  3. What do you think you’ll read next?

If you’d like to learn more about any of these books, click on the cover to be taken to the Goodreads page.

Current Reads

  • The Dragon Republic by R.F. Kuang: I recently participated in a buddy read for The Poppy War, the first book in this series, and I NEED TO KNOW WHAT HAPPENS NEXT! So I immediately got my hands on a copy of The Dragon Republic. I’m not terribly far into it, but, so far, it’s just as good as the first book. I finally understand why this series is so popular!
  • Dragon Pearl by Yoon Ha Lee: There’s a very dragon-y theme going on here 😂 I picked up this middle grade book because it’s the October pick for Middle Grade Marvels! We’re having our first group discussion this weekend, so I want to make sure I’m caught up. So far, I’m really enjoying this!

Recently Finished

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Rating: 4 out of 5.
  • The Poppy War by R.F. Kuang: UUUUUGH, THIS BOOK! It was not an easy book to read in various parts but damn was it good! My heart was destroyed multiple times and how did I react to that? By immediately picking up the next book in the series so I could have it destroyed all over again, lol. I’ll have a full review coming soon!
  • Keeper of the Lost Cities by Shannon Messenger: This was the September pick for Middle Grade Marvels and I ended up enjoying it! Did I finish it when I was supposed to? NOPE. I have to admit that the first part kind of dragged for me and I fell behind with the reading schedule 😅 Then I had so many books to read for tours that it kind of got stuck on the backburner. The second half of this book, though, definitely captured my interest! It was fun and fast-paced and it made me interested in continuing the series.

What’s Next

  • The Company of Demons by Michael Jordan: In an attempt to catch up on my physical ARCs, I’ll be be picking this one up that I received… an embarrassingly long time ago 😬 It’s a mystery that sounds like it will be dark and twisty, so it’s perfect for this time of year. And I really enjoyed the first few chapters I read when it was on BookishFirst, so I’m hoping I’ll like it!
  • Sentience by Courtney P. Hunter: This is another physical ARC, but I received this one much more recently! It’s a sci-fi novel that sounds like it’s going to mess with my mind in the best of ways. There’s a dangerous competition, there are AI who have no idea they are AI, and it seems like it’s going to be incredible! I’m looking forward to reading this one very soon!

Thus wraps up another WWW Wednesday! What have you read recently? What are some books up next on your TBR? Let me know in the comments!

And, as always, happy reading!

September 2020 Wrap Up

Hello, reader!

We’ve entered into a new month (Hello, October!) which means it’s time to say goodbye to the last one. September is my birth month, my favorite month of the year, but uuuuugh did it feel hectic this year! I think part of that is the fact that the kiddos started back at school which caused a major adjustment in all our routines. There was also the fact that I signed up for what seemed like ALL THE BLOG TOURS! I have no sense of balance, y’all…

Either way, I still had a rather good reading month, so let’s talk about it!

Books Read

Click on the covers to be taken to the book’s Goodreads page

  1. Legendborn by Tracy Deonn::★★★★★::My review
  2. Vampires Never Get Old edited by Zoraida Córdova and Natalie C. Parker::★★★★::My review
  3. The Inheritance Games by Jennifer Lynn Barnes::★★★★::My review
  4. Loretta Little Looks Back by Andrea Davis Pickney and Brian Pickney::★★★★★::My review
  5. Frozen Rage by Steve McHugh::★★★★::My review
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Book Blogger Hop: Oct 2 – 8

The Book Blogger Hop was originally created by Crazy-For-Books and is currently being hosted by Coffee Addicted Writer. Every Friday, a new question is posted for book bloggers to answer in the coming week. The purpose of the hop is connection and community. You can discover new blogs to follow, new books to read, and you may end up with some new followers, as well!

This Week’s Question

 Do you read books that have an autumn theme? 

This week’s prompt submitted by Billy @ Coffee Addicted Writer.

Simple answer: of course I do! I love books that are set in fall! Fall is my (don’t grab the pitchforks…) second favorite season. There’s just something so cozy about fall, with the dropping temperatures and the bonfires and the sweaters. And I do love a book that has a cozy feel. I, of course, also love the spooky factor that comes with fall and Halloween. I’m a huge fan of scary stories, so give me all of that, please and thank you!

Now, do I go out of my way to pick up books with an autumn theme? Well… yes and no? I do love thrillers and mysteries and those tend to have a more autumnal feel to them. But I don’t think I’ve ever specifically picked up a book because it had an autumn theme. It’s just a nice surprise when I stumble across it 😊

Blog Tour: Frozen Rage by Steve McHugh

Hello, reader!

Look who’s back with another blog tour post! This time, I’m participating in a tour run by Storytellers on Tour, a company that focuses on indie published fantasy and science fiction novels. I always know I’m going to be exposed to something fun and interesting when I sign up for one of their tours! And this is definitely the case with the fantasy novella I’ll be talking about today.

First, I want to thank SOT and the author for sending me a copy of this book so that I could participate in this tour! The cover is just stunning 😍 And I also want to encourage you to check out the other amazing content creators that are participating. Click the banner below to find links:

Alright, now let’s talk about the book!


“The Realm of Dreich is a getaway for the rich and powerful, a medieval-inspired town in the middle of a vast frozen wilderness. Now it’s the site of a wedding, intended to join two feuding families who have spent centuries in an uneasy truce with each other.

When Tommy Carpenter asks his best friend, Nate Garrett, to help him with the security of the wedding, Nate reluctantly agrees, knowing that it will be a long weekend of work and, in all probability, treachery. It is only a matter of time before members of each family are found murdered and it is up to Nate and Tommy to find the killer before more bodies fall, potentially reigniting a war.”

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