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The Winner's Curse (Winner's Trilogy, #1)

The Winner's Curse (Winner's Trilogy, #1) - Marie Rutkoski This was good, like really good, I wasn't expecting that!
I feel like the blurb of this book does not do it justice AT ALL so give it a shot, you might just surprise yourself like I did.
4.5 stars

You Had Me At Hello

You Had Me At Hello - Mhairi McFarlane 3.5

Lola and the Boy Next Door

Lola and the Boy Next Door  - Stephanie Perkins Smiley faces all around! :D


Heartbeat - Elizabeth Scott Definitely interesting, a little repetitive at times but still good enough to keep me reading to see what would happen.


Unspoken  - Sarah Rees Brennan 3.5

Ruin and Rising

Ruin and Rising - Leigh Bardugo Meh, I feel like the only person in the world that didn't "connect" with this series. It was alright but not amazing. I honestly think the only reason I stuck around was for Nikolai Lantsov.

Anna and the French Kiss

Anna and the French Kiss  - Stephanie Perkins Yay for cuteness. Give me more.

Clockwork Princess

Clockwork Princess - Cassandra Clare Honestly. I'm a mess. I feel empty. Conflicted. Fulfilled. Happy. Sad. I can't function. It was amazing.

I'll talk to you later. I need to go and hibernate now.
Okay so it is the next day and I am slowly creeping out of the empty hole in my chest to write about the book. Think of this as my therapy. MUCH NEEDED THERAPY. *hugs book to chest* "don't leave me!"

The book, is beautiful. Not just in words, but appearance as well. I love the covers of this series. I have never been so afraid to touch a book in my entire life! I would sit and stare at it, wanting to open the book but so afraid of what I would find. Oh boy.. What I found.

Essentially, if you haven't read this book and you have stumbled across my therapy session. Piss off now. You will ruin everything for yourself.

The book started with plenty of "action" Benedict as a worm! Little laugh out loud moment there... Oh! I forgot the prologue! Adele. What a nice little twist... I feel like I can't say anything without getting ahead of myself. Authors. You are amazing.

Jem... Oh my Jem.. Don't get me wrong. I have been a full on, paint the town red, hardcore Will shipper. But Jem broke my heart. I haven't sobbed at a book for as long as I can remember! The scene between Will and Jem before Will goes to save Tessa. I CRIED THE WHOLE TIME. had to keep pausing to wipe the leakage from my eyes. Jem. Gah! SCREW JUMPING AHEAD! I cried. A lot. I was a mess when the parabati rune thing went KABOOM... Well not like that. And then! To bring him back just as my heart was starting to mend. Oh wait! I bawled like a baby when Jem was like how his greatest regret would not getting to meet Charlotte's baby. Softie I know. Right but bringing him back! I have never felt so sick at a plot twist. Oh my Jem. Fighting together one last time. WAAAHHHH. Henry! Then he was okay. But what happened to Cyril!! WHAT HAPPENED TO CYRIL! Saying he was limp on the ground does not constitute telling me he died! If he died... Smidgen confused.

Will and Tessa. Okay I got my ship. But so did the Jessa ones. It's confusing I know. They had sex... Okay whatevs. And he got his star thing from Tessa's angel. After they had sex... Ummm.. HAHAHAHA!
And Will was all you can have my shadowhunter last name. And Jessamine!
Found out what Tessa was. How that all worked out. Broke my heart entirely in the epilogue. Tessa got to have a wonderful life with Will. And his death scene! WHY TELL ME! :'( WHY!
She left. I would hate to be immortal. Will got old. But he only loved Tessa. And he died. Died.

Jem is mortal again! I am so confused yet so happy at the same time. I feel like my brain isn't coherent enough for anything to make sense. Brother Zacharia. Just! WHAT.. When Jem.. Brother Zacharia came back I cried. When he left Will I cried. And cried again today when I accidentally opened the book up to that bit.

If this is bittersweet. Hell I don't want to imagine what I would have been like if she went all out devo.

I miss my friends. (2013)

Clockwork Prince (Infernal Devices)

Clockwork Prince - Cassandra Clare AMAZING (2011)
I'm gonna die if I have to wait until March next year! :'( I'm soooo conflicted! BLAH! Can't wait!!! (2012)

Clockwork Angel

Clockwork Angel - Cassandra Clare I really hope I'm ready for this re-read. ALL MY FEELINGS. (2014)

Having just read this book AGAIN I am really curious as to who the Ceciely (or whatever her name is) has to do with will and I am also curious about what happened to him that made him so devestated... And... What did he want from magnus? A cure for Jem? I personally love Cassandra Clare and cant wait to see what she has in stall for the next two books in the series.


Empower - Jessica Shirvington Words cannot describe how much I love this series, and thank goodness! It ended in the most perfect way possible. Happiness for life. (2013)


Endless - Jessica Shirvington AHHHH!!! OHMERGOD!!! KILL ME NOW! :P SOOOOO GOOD

Phoenix.. :'( :'( :'(
I can't do eeettt anymore! waaahhhh.... (2012)


Emblaze - Jessica Shirvington It was awesome :) :) :) cant wait for the next one :D (2011)


Enticed - Jessica Shirvington ***
Read it again, waiting as patiently as I can for Empower, I'm even dreaming about it now... Yes I got it bad, dreaming about buying a book. GOSH. (2013)
Reading this book never gets old. (2014)


Embrace - Jessica Shirvington I don't know whether I love these books more because of the amazing story, a wonderfully easy read, or the fact that the author is Australian.

Either way, I love them. EMPOWER HURRY UP AND BE RELEASED SO I CAN BUY YOU. (2013)

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe - Benjamin Alire Sáenz 4.5