My Personal Library/Reading Room Set Up

There comes a time when you know that your book collection has gotten to the point where it needs it’s own dedicated space. Mine had reached that point long before it was possible, so when my husband agreed to allow me to take the second bedroom in our new home as a library, I knew my time had come. Since we moved into this house in October, I’ve been working to get my library set up. Fast forward to now, I have finally replaced the last shelf that broke in the move, and I think I’m set up enough to share with you guys. I love seeing other people’s collections, so I figured why not show mine? Keep in mind these pictures are from my iPhone, so the quality isn’t awesome.

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Blog Tour/Giveaway/Review: Angelbound by Christina Bauer (Spoiler Free)

Hey everybody! I’m part of the blog tour promoting the awesome Angelbound by Christina Bauer, hosted by Xpresso Book Tours (you can find the tour schedule here so you can check out all of the other awesome blogs on the tour!). I’ll be giving my review of Angelbound, along with all of the information you may need like purchase links, and also if you stick around to the very end of this post I have a giveaway opportunity!

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Title: Angelbound

Author: Christina Bauer

Genre: YA Paranormal/Fantasy

My Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

I was given a copy of this book free of charge as a participant in this blog tour.

*Now an audio book!*

Eighteen-year-old Myla Lewis is a girl who loves two things: kicking ass and kicking ass. She’s not your everyday quasi-demon, half-demon, and half-human, girl. For the past five years, Myla has lived for the days she gets to fight in Purgatory’s arena. When souls want a trial by combat for their right to enter heaven or hell, they go up against her, and she has not lost a battle yet.

But as she starts her senior year at Purgatory High, the arena fights are not enough to keep her spirits up anymore. When the demons start to act weird, even for demons, and the King of the Demons, Armageddon, shows up at Myla’s school, she knows that things are changing and it is not looking good for the quasi-demons. Myla starts to question everything, and does not like the answers she finds. What happened 17 years ago that turned the quasi-demons into slave labor? Why was her mom always so sad? And why won’t anyone tell her who her father is?

Things heat up when Myla meets Lincoln, the High Prince of the Thrax, a super sexy half-human and half-angel demon hunter. But what does a quasi-demon girl to do when she falls for a demon hunter? It’s a good thing that Myla is not afraid of breaking a few rules. With a love worth fighting for, Myla is going to shake up Purgatory.

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Review: Waking In Time by Angie Stanton (Spoiler Free)

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Title: Waking In Time

Author: Angie Stanton

Genre: YA/NA SciFi

Publication Date: March 1, 2017

My Rating: 5 out 5 stars

I received this book from NetGalley.

Still mourning the loss of her beloved grandmother and shaken by her mysterious, dying request to “find the baby,” Abbi has just arrived at UW Madison for her freshman year. But on her second day, she wakes up to a different world: 1983. That is just the first stop on Abbi’s journey backward through time. Will is a charming college freshman from 1927 who travels forward through time. When Abbi and Will meet in the middle, love adds another complication to their lives. Communicating across time through a buried time capsule, they try to decode the mystery of their travel, find the lost baby, and plead with their champion, a kindly physics professor, to help them find each other again … even though the professor gets younger each time Abbi meets him.

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Review: Night Shift by B.R. Myers (Spoiler Free)

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Title: Night Shift

Author: B.R. Myers

Genre: YA Mystery

Publication Date: February 15, 2016

My Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

I received this title from NetGalley.

At Willard’s department store, none of the night security guards survive for long, and eighteen-year-old Daniel Gale is about to discover why.

Tired of living out of his backpack, he ignores the clerk’s gossip about the old building being haunted and accepts the latest vacated position of night guard. On his first shift Daniel narrowly escapes a fatal fall down an elevator shaft and is rescued by Mary—a bossy and intriguing girl far too beautiful for after hours inventory.

Anticipating every night shift as a chance to be with her, Daniel thinks his traveling days are over hoping that Manhattan is the place to call home. But as his life becomes more entwined with Willard’s, Daniel senses unnatural changes and bizarre coincidences both with Mary and the store itself. Soon he begins to suspect Willard’s is hiding something more sinister than gossip about ghosts—something that could make him the next casualty of the NIGHT SHIFT.

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Review: Freeks by Amanda Hocking (Spoiler Free)

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Title: Freeks

Author: Amanda Hocking

Genre: YA Paranormal

Publication Date: January 3, 2017

My Rating: 4 out 5 stars

I received this book from NetGalley.

In a world of magical visions and pyrokinesis, Mara just wants to have a normal life. But is that possible?

Mara has become used to the extraordinary. Roaming from place to place with Gideon Davorin’s Traveling Carnival, she longs for an ordinary life where no one has the ability to levitate or predict the future.

She gets her chance when the struggling sideshow sets up camp in the small town of Caudry and she meets a gorgeous local guy named Gabe. But before long, Mara realizes there’s a dark presence lurking in the town that’s threatening the lives of her friends. She has seven days to take control of a power she didn’t know she had in order to save everyone she cares about—and change the future forever.

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Review: Beautiful Broken Girls by Kim Savage (Spoiler Free)

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Title: Beautiful Broken Girls

Author: Kim Savage

Genre: YA Contemporary/Mystery

Publication Date: February 21, 2017

My Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

I received a copy of this book through NetGalley.

Mira and Francesca Cillo—beautiful, overprotected, odd—seemed untouchable. But Ben touched seven parts of Mira: her palm, hair, chest, cheek, lips, throat, and heart. After the sisters drown themselves in the quarry lake, a post-mortem letter from Mira sends Ben on a quest to find notes in the seven places where they touched. Note by note, Ben discovers the mystical secret at the heart of Mira and Francesca’s world, and that some things are better left untouched.

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Outtakes/Bonus Content: A Very Feels Filled Playlist (The Infernal Devices)

A few days ago, I posted a playlist that I created for The Infernal Devices series by Cassandra Clare. If you haven’t checked it out yet, I’ll insert a link right here. Now that it’s been a day or two, I got to thinking about the fact that I have quite a few tracks that *almost* made that playlist, but I cut for one reason or another (or just forgot to include!). These are tracks that I felt like weren’t *quite* what I was looking for lyrically, or the genre just didn’t fit the overall feel of the playlist itself (or I may or may not be featuring them in a future playlist *wink wink*). With that said, I still wanted to share the songs that didn’t quite make the cut, just in case anyone was interested in checking them out. Plus, I’m adding some of my favorite instrumental tracks that remind me of the series for one reason or another at the end of the list, just as a little bonus. Just like in my main playlist, some of these songs might contain some mild thematic spoilers for the trilogy if you think hard enough on it.

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A Very Feels Filled Playlist: The Infernal Devices

Recently, I’ve been rereading The Infernal Devices for the millionth time. I’ve been going through with flags, marking each and every one of my favorite moments, so I can share them with my mom, who will be borrowing the series soon.

(We’ve been watching Shadowhunters on TV, and she wants to read TMI and TID)

Reliving this series again has brought back so many feelings and emotions (SO. MANY.). Some of you may know that I honestly suck with expressing emotion with words, so I’ll oftentimes assign different songs to different feelings or events. I do the same with books and characters. Since I’ve been mostly rereading TID, I don’t really have any new reviews to share, so I thought it’d be fun to share a bit of my playlist for TID. I’ve poured through this list, editing and tweaking it multiple times, trying to get it perfect. Buuuuuutttt… TID gives me so many feelings that it’s a bit difficult to contain that into a playlist. Some of the songs I’ve included might contain some vague thematic spoilers, so tread carefully. I’ll mark some of my favorites with an asterisk (*).

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Review: Our Own Private Universe by Robin Talley

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Title: Our Own Private Universe

Author: Robin Talley

Genre: YA Contemporary

Publication Date: January 31, 2017

My Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

I received an advanced copy of this book from Harlequin Teen.

Fifteen-year-old Aki Simon has a theory. And it’s mostly about sex.

No, it isn’t that kind of theory. Aki already knows she’s bisexual—even if, until now, it’s mostly been in the hypothetical sense. Aki has dated only guys so far, and her best friend, Lori, is the only person who knows she likes girls, too.

Actually, Aki’s theory is that she’s got only one shot at living an interesting life—and that means she’s got to stop sitting around and thinking so much. It’s time for her to actually do something. Or at least try.

So when Aki and Lori set off on a church youth-group trip to a small Mexican town for the summer and Aki meets Christa—slightly older, far more experienced—it seems her theory is prime for the testing.

But it’s not going to be easy. For one thing, how exactly do two girls have sex, anyway? And more important, how can you tell if you’re in love? It’s going to be a summer of testing theories—and the result may just be love.

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Trailer Reveal: Till Death by Jennifer L Armentrout

I can’t contain my excitement on this one, guys, so I’m gonna cut straight to the point. As a huge Jennifer L Armentrout fan, I’m extremely pleased to bring you the trailer for Till Death, Jennifer’s new thriller, releasing February 28, 2017. After the trailer, I’ll leave the preorder links, along with some info about Till Death itself!

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