My Top Ten Christmas Movies

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[Review] Soldier by Julie Kagawa

Title: Soldier
Author: Julie Kagawa
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Publication Date: April 26, 2016

The price of freedom is everything.

When forced to choose between safety with the dragon organization Talon and being hunted forever as an outcast, Ember Hill chose to stand with Riley and his band of rogue dragons rather than become an assassin for Talon. She’s lost any contact with her twin brother, Dante, a Talon devotee, as well as Garret, the former-enemy soldier who challenged her beliefs about her human side.
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[Review] Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur

Title: Milk and Honey
Author: Rupi Kaur
Publisher: Andrews McMeel
Publication Date: October 6, 2015

Milk and Honey is a collection of poetry and prose about survival. About the experience of violence, abuse, love, loss, and femininity.

The book is divided into four chapters, and each chapter serves a different purpose. Deals with a different pain. Heals a different heartache. Milk and Honey takes readers through a journey of the most bitter moments in life and finds sweetness in them because there is sweetness everywhere if you are just willing to look.
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[Review] Baby Driver

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Title: Baby Driver
Release Date: June 28, 2017

I can’t believe how long I waited to watch this! I’ve heard some mixed reviews about it, but I thought it was amazing. Ansel Elgort played his part perfectly, giving just the right amount of dialogue to be entertaining, but not so much as to take away from the edge and mystery of his character. His character was serious, yet delivered his lines in ways that had me laughing. Continue reading

Waiting on Wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine that features highly anticipated book releases.

Title: Ace of Shades
Author: Amanda Foody
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Publication Date: April 10, 2018

Welcome to the City of Sin, where casino families reign, gangs infest the streets…
and secrets hide in every shadow.

Enne Salta was raised as a proper young lady, and no lady would willingly visit New Reynes, the so-called City of Sin. But when her mother goes missing, Enne must leave her finishing school—and her reputation—behind to follow her mother’s trail to the city where no one survives uncorrupted.
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[Review] Thor: Ragnarok

Title: Thor: Ragnarok
Release Date: November 3, 2017

This movie was honestly one of the best I’ve seen in a while. It was also the best Thor movie by far. Marvel really knows how to pull out the big guns when they need to, and there was no holding back in this installment. It was the perfect combination of action, humour, violence, and Hulk smashing. Continue reading

Waiting on Wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine that features highly anticipated book releases.

Title: To Kill a Kingdom
Author: Alexandra Christo
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Publication Date: March 6, 2018

Princess Lira is siren royalty and the most lethal of them all. With the hearts of seventeen princes in her collection, she is revered across the sea. Until a twist of fate forces her to kill one of her own. To punish her daughter, the Sea Queen transforms Lira into the one thing they loathe most—a human. Robbed of her song, Lira has until the winter solstice to deliver Prince Elian’s heart to the Sea Queen or remain a human forever. Continue reading

Some More 2018 YA Releases I’m Excited For

34964846Between the Blade and the Heart by Amanda Hocking

Valkyries have one great responsibility: to return immortals to the afterlife by slaying them. As a Valkyrie, Malin has always known that the balance of the world rests on her ability to carry out orders. But when Malin discovers that her mother spared the life of an immortal who was destined to die, her world is thrown into chaos.

Malin not only wrestles with the knowledge that her mother might not be who she thought—she’s also thrust into the path of a gorgeous blue eyed guy named Asher who needs her help slaying the rogue immortal who destroyed his family. The balance of the world is at stake. And, as Asher competes with Malin’s ex for her love and loyalty, so is her heart.  Continue reading