Inside and Out / Book Tag

Hey, loves! Today I felt like doing a tag because I haven’t done one in a few months and they’re always fun. I am not sure who started this one because I’ve had the questions saved for months on the notes app, but didn’t save the post I saw it on by accident. I tried looking for it but wasn’t able to, unfortunately.

If you do know, please leave a comment and I will be sure to add that!

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1. Inside flap/Back of the book summaries: Too much info? Or not enough?

I think that the synopsis on the book itself is usually just enough or not enough. It is rarely “too much” because then it would reveal the entire book and no one would read it. I personally prefer when it’s not enough because I like to go into my books blind, so I don’t want to know more than a few lines describing it.

2. New book: What form do you want it in? Be honest: Audiobook, E-Book, Paperback, or Hardcover?

I am a paperback person. Always have been. However, I also love listening to audiobooks, but those I typically borrow from my library. Therefore, if I’m getting a new book, I would like it in paperback!

3. Scribble while you read? Do you like to write in your books, take notes, make comments, or do you keep your books clean clean clean?

I definitely write in my books, and if you’ve been following me for a while you know that I do. I used to use a lot of colors- highlighters, rainbow pens, post-it flags, etc. More recently, I’ve stuck to black pen and the occassional yellow post-it note. I’ve always loved the look of a well-worn book. I do the same to many of my books.

4. Does it matter to you whether the author is male or female when you’re deciding on a book? What if you’re unsure of the author’s gender?

I prefer to read books by female authors, especially if the main character is female, but I don’t really pay that much attention to who the author is when deciding on if I’m going to read a book or not.

5.  Ever read ahead? or have you ever read the last page way before you got there? 

Sometimes when I’m reading a scene with a lot of action or dialogue, I skim read it because I want to know what’s going to happen next, but I always go back after the scene and re-read the sentences I skimmed. I never read the last page first, though.

6.  Organized bookshelves, or outrageous bookshelves?

Organized shelves- Sometimes they can be a bit messy when I run out of space (I end up cramming books everywhere). They are currently organized by genre and then alphabetically by the author’s last name.

7.  Have you ever bought a book based on the cover (alone)?

Yes, 100%. I think most people have done that.

8. Take it outside to read, or stay in?

I do both. It obviously depends on the weather, but also on my mood. Some days I don’t want to get dressed up to go outside, so I stay in. Sometimes I can’t stand to be inside anymore so I go out to a nice park. I like both equally, though.

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That is all for this tag! I tag anyone who wants to do it- if you do, be sure to leave the link for me so I can check it out :) See you on Tuesday!

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May 2019 Wrap-Up

Hey loves! Happy Tuesday :)

Today I want to talk to you about the books I read in May.

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May felt like such a long month- I mean, I was still in school at the beginning of it, but I’ve now been back home for over a month. I also went camping, spent time with friends, and, of course, got a lot of reading done!

I was able to read a total of 13 books. I have been aiming for 10+ each month of this year, so I am happy to say I reached that! This month was also filled with so many amazing reads, and I even found my favorite book of the year (so far). Let’s take a look at what I read!

The Books…

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These are my five-star books of the month, and they’re all audiobook reads. I was in the mood to re-read The Hunger Games trilogy (sorry that they’re out of order in the picture, please ignore that) since I haven’t read it since they first came out. I have also been watching all of the movies, and I forgot just how much I loved them.

An Anonymous Girl was a really good thriller. I haven’t read many thrillers recently, but I need to get to reading more soon.

Now, Daisy Jones and the Six. I have so much to say about this book, but also don’t want to say too much. It is currently my favorite book of the year. It is just that good. I also read it twice within the month, and I plan on re-reading it again next month. So, yeah. Just read it, please.

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I also fit in a few poetry collections this month, and two from people I call friends. Shannon O’Connor and McKayla DeBonis are really talented writers, so I highly recommend checking out their work!

Red, White, and Royal Blue was an incredible read that I am so happy I was given an ARC of. It is an LGBTQ+ romance about the first family in the US and a prince from London. It was such a fun, quick read, but the characters were so well-developed and fleshed out.

Another book I read was The Wicked Saints by Emily Duncan which I also received an ARC of. I did rate this a 4 stars, although it’s more of a 3.5. Unfortunately, I will not be reading any more work from this author as she has proved to be a bit problematic on her Twitter.

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This is another poetry collection I read, but unfortunately not one that I loved. I follow Morgan on Instagram and love the visual form of her poetry, but this collection was not what I thought it would be. Just an ok book.

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This book was another ARC I received a while back, but I really, really didn’t enjoy this one. It was a short read though, so it only took me about an hour to read. The writing style was just not for me, but luckily it was my only low-rated book of the month!

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Definitely leave me a comment down below letting me know what your thoughts on these books are if you’ve read them! If you haven’t tell me which ones you are looking forward to reading :)

Also, I recently started up my Youtube channel, so if you want more content from me, you can check it out by clicking here! See you on Thursday!

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Blind Date w/ a Book? – Haul

This post is long overdue, considering I got these books in February or March, but just never got around to writing this post. But, it’s finally here!

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My school held an event where they were giving out wrapped books that were donated to them with a few words on them to describe what they are. I was able to grab a few, so I thought it would be fun to show you what I got!

I picked randomly. I didn’t even bother to read most of the descriptions, I sort of just went with what my gut told me.

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The first book said, “Duality will not gift you friends” and when I opened it up, there were 2 Lizzie McGuire books. While it was initially a bit of a disappointing find, it actually made me smile. I haven’t watched Lizzie McGuire in so long, but it will be nice to relive the world through the books one day soon! After I read them, I also plan on donating these to a local school.

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Next was a book that said, “Sometimes the past is better left unknown.” Inside was N is for Noose by Sue Grafton. This is part of a series that starts at A and goes all the way to Z, I believe. I have not read any of the rest of the series, and I’m not sure if it can be read as a standalone or not, but I will most likely be donating this to a library or thrift store.

So far, my luck wasn’t too good with the books I got, but I kept my hopes up.

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This book had the words “a stranger owns her” on it, and the book underneath was Danger in the Shadows. This is a prequel to a series, but the synopsis sounds pretty good! I will definitely give it a try and see how I like it.

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The final book I was able to get said, “Because every child has dreamed of running away to the Metropolitan Museum of Art.” This last book was the greatest surprise because inside was a hardcover copy of Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee.

If you’ve been following me for a while on here, you would know that To Kill a Mockingbird is my all time favorite book. I own multiple copies of it, but I only own one copy of Go Set a Watchman. I plan on collecting as many as I can, so it was great to find another edition of this one!

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Overall, I am pleased with the books I got. Not all of them are what I would normally pick up for myself, but if I don’t enjoy them, I will donate them for someone else to :) Have you ever tried a blind date with a book? Let me know!

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Red, White & Royal Blue – Review

Hello everyone! I was given the opportunity to read and review an early copy of Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston. The book actually came out today, so make sure to grab your copy if it interests you (which I definitely think you should do!)

Goodreads Synopsis:
First Son Alex Claremont-Diaz is the closest thing to a prince this side of the Atlantic. With his intrepid sister and the Veep’s genius granddaughter, they’re the White House Trio, a beautiful millennial marketing strategy for his mother, President Ellen Claremont. International socialite duties do have downsides—namely, when photos of a confrontation with his longtime nemesis Prince Henry at a royal wedding leak to the tabloids and threaten American/British relations.
The plan for damage control: staging a fake friendship between the First Son and the Prince. Alex is busy enough handling his mother’s bloodthirsty opponents and his own political ambitions without an uptight royal slowing him down. But beneath Henry’s Prince Charming veneer, there’s a soft-hearted eccentric with a dry sense of humor and more than one ghost haunting him. 
As President Claremont kicks off her reelection bid, Alex finds himself hurtling into a secret relationship with Henry that could derail the campaign and upend two nations. And Henry throws everything into question for Alex, an impulsive, charming guy who thought he knew everything: What is worth the sacrifice? How do you do all the good you can do? And, most importantly, how will history remember you?

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My Review:

Wow, this book is absolutely incredible. I did not know that I needed it until I was reading it. And I’m so glad I did.

This book follows the first son of the US (in a world where a woman becomes President after Obama) and the Prince of Wales. Alex and Henry start off as enemies but quickly turn to lovers, and watching their love–which needs to remain a secret–unfold was beautiful.

I really enjoyed getting to know both characters, as well as getting a look into their lives with the eyes of the whole world on them. I can’t even imagine being in that position. Alex is figuring things out, from his sexuality to his future career, while Henry is dealing with grief and hiding his true self from his family.

Aside from the main characters, this book features a whole group of diverse characters. Alex and June, his sister, are biracial (Mexican/white), Henry is Gay, Alex is bisexual, and there are many more examples of diversity throughout the book in other side characters. The friendships in this book made my heart swell with happiness. June and Nora are Alex’s closest friends (until Henry), and the support the three have for each other is immeasurable. Bea and Pez, Henry’s sister and best friend, are also such incredibly supportive people, and anyone would be lucky to have them.

My favorite of the side characters was probably June- she’s a writer and she’s such a good sister!!

The romance was steamy, and the connection Henry and Alex have is like no other.

My one issue with the book was some of the writing felt a little off. There were strange time jumps where the scene would change randomly, making it a little difficult to follow. I also didn’t like the point of view the book was told in. I much would have preferred the first person, because the third person omniscient felt a little awkward to me.

However, I loved the story so so much. It felt very realistic, and it made me feel hopeful for the future. Overall, it was a solid story, with such strong characters, a great plot, and lots of love- both romantic and platonic.

I gave this one a 4/5 stars!

Some trigger warnings to be aware of: the death of a parent, homophobia/racism, anxiety/depression/panic attacks, sexual assault.

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Are you planning on picking this one up? Let me know in the comments! Also, feel free to recommend similar books to this one if you know any, I would love to add some to my TBR!

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Again, But Better by Christine Riccio // Review

Hello loves! Today I am here with a review of Again, But Better by Christine Riccio! I’m sure many of you have heard of her, as she runs the biggest Booktube channel to exist! Her debut novel comes out on May 7th, so make sure you go check it out when it comes out!

Thank you to Wednesday Books and Netgalley for providing me an ARC!

The Review

From the first page of this book, I knew I was going to love it. For me, this book’s rating really came down to how much I connected to Shane, the main character. 

Writing

First, let’s start off with the writing- It reads so much like Christine that you know it’s her right off the bat. It was a little eery how similar the quirks in the writing are to Christine’s personality in real life. Her voice is so strong and unique, and it really sets her apart.

There were a few points where the descriptions either lacked or felt forced, which tended to pull me out of the story unfortunately.

Christine also uses a variety of allusions to popular tv shows, books, songs, etc. in this book which made me feel super nostalgic. There were, at times, a few too many pop culture references that sort of distracted me from the story, though. A few of them definitely could have been cut out and the book would do just fine, but the majority of them made me smile.

Characters

As far as characters, I really loved them. They all felt so different and distinct. The cast was diverse, and they all felt so relatable. The dialogue between them was incredibly real. I truly felt like I was amongst my own group friends when reading this with the use of sarcasm, back and forth joking banter, etc. 

Shane is a character I could relate so much to with her clumsiness, socially awkward tendencies, and passion for writing. When I was reading this, I really saw myself for a variety of reasons, and I’ve never felt so understood in a book before. I fell in love with her character, and I wanted to continue to read about her life. She’s a blogger (what a coincidence), her parents have very high expectations for her (could this be more relatable?), and she travels abroad to London (the number one place to visit on my bucket list).

When the book was over, I was genuinely so sad to leave her and the rest of this cast.

Pilot was a little bland at first- your typical YA love interest. There were a few times where I really wanted to slap him/shake him/push him down some stairs, but by the end, I actually started to like him. He was just adorable, okay?

As far as the rest of the characters, I really did enjoy them all. I loved Babe and Atticus and Sahra. Chad I could do without, but his character was done really well, too.

The one part where this book fell really flat for me was Shane’s parents. Her dad is clearly very verbally abusive. He screamed at her in front of her friends, cursing frequently, and her mother barely said anything to her (or him) while this happened. I wish that they were developed a bit more, especially toward the end. I felt like it was a missed opportunity.

Plot

There is so much to say about the plot that I don’t even know where to start. I guess I’ll begin by saying that it was very well developed and had so many elements to it. It began as a very common contemporary novel, which is exactly what I expected. But then things changed completely.

The novel is broken up into two parts- 2011 and 2017.

The first half follows Shane as she goes to London for a semester to travel abroad. The book really tells the story of her finding her true passion but having to deal with the consequences of lying to her parents about it, falling in love, traveling for the first time, and making new friends/experiences. These are all things that I love seeing in a book, but seeing them together? The book was honestly made for me.

It definitely dragged on at a few times, and the story was beginning to get a bit boring.

The second half was the complete opposite of what you would expect, though. I did not see the plot twist coming at all; it completely caught me off guard. I’m not going to say much more because I don’t want to spoil it. This book was, however, again, but better.

I do want to mention, though, that there is cheating in this book- at first it’s only emotional, but eventually there is one kiss. While this did rub me the wrong way, and at times make me uncomfortable, it did not deter me completely. Proceed with caution on this one!

Again, there was also the toxicity of her parents, which personally made me a bit annoyed. No one stood up to them, Shane never fully handled the situation, and there was no real resolution with them at the end- the book wrapped up a bit too nicely.

Overall

Romance, travel, finding yourself, and a hint of magic- this book really has it all! There are obviously some flaws, and the book is not perfect, but it was enjoyable. High school me would absolutely love this book, and it is definitely worth checking out.

And as Christine’s debut novel, I think it lived up to its standards. She is only going to grow as a writer from here, and I can not wait to see what else she puts out into the world! She has so much potential. 

Rating: 3.75/5 stars!

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Are you planning on picking this one up when it’s out? Let me know in the comments down below! And if you’ve read it, what were your thoughts?

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TBR Alphabet Tag // I’m back !

Hello loves! It’s been two weeks since my last post. I took an unexpected hiatus because school was taking over my life and I just didn’t have the time to dedicate to a post.

But I’m back to regular posting, so you can expect a new post (at least) once a week!

I saw this tag over on Wonderland of Books, and I wanted to do it myself because it looks like a lot of fun :)

Rules

  • Name a book title from your TBR for every letter of the alphabet (can exclude words like ‘the’ if need be) these must be books that you have physical/e-book copies of and not ones you intend on getting but haven’t yet.
  • Try and include different authors for every single one
  • At the bottom of your list put how many you could fill in (out of 26)
  • Tag other people to join in and link back to the person who tagged you!

A B C

D E F

G H I

J K L

M N O

P Q R

S T U

V W X

Y Z

 

Total: 21/26

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This is a pretty good number, I think! I scrolled through my “Owned TBR” shelf on Goodreads for a good 45 minutes trying to find them all! Out of 91 books, I think this is a good number.

I tag all of you who want to do this! It was a lot of fun :)

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April TBR

Wow, it’s already time for a new TBR post. March was such a short month for me- it completely flew by. I don’t know if that’s because February felt so long, which made this one short in comparison. Whatever it was, I’m glad we get a new month to start fresh in!

I am participating in the magical read-a-thon this month, which begins with the O.W.L. exams. If you haven’t heard of it, be sure to check out the channel Book Roasts which explains it all. Basically, it is a “muggle” version of the Wizard exams in Harry Potter.

I chose journalist/writer as my profession, so I only need to complete 3 exams. But being the overachiever I am, I’m going to be attempting to pass 9. I don’t know if I’ll succeed, but you have to aim high, right?

Also, I have 12 books on my TBR, so I’m just going to be putting a picture of the cover instead of going into detail about why I chose them like I usually do. It’s just way too many books, sorry!

Potions- sequel

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Charms- an adult book

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History of Magic- written at least 10 years ago

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Arithmancy- written by more than one author

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Astronomy- “star” in the title

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Defense Against the Dark Arts- title starts with an “R”

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Muggle Studies- contemporary

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Transfigurations- red on cover

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herbology- plant on cover

TBD- I want to give myself some free room with this one because I have so many books with plants on them. I’ll just see what I’m in the mood to read when the time comes!

Others: (buddy reads)

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So that is it for my TBR! It is super ambitious and I probably won’t read all of these, but at least this gives me some structure to my busy schedule. Let me know what books you’re reading this month in the comments!

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Water Runs Red by Jenna Clare // Review

On March 5th of this year, Jenna Clare came out with her debut self-published poetry collection, Water Runs Red. I have been following her online for many years, and seeing her work so hard on this book was inspiring. I knew I needed to get my hands on it immediately.

So, as soon as the paperback copy was out, I ordered it along w/ the e-book, and I devoured it as soon as it came in!

Synopsis:
This collection is a reflection of three friendships that Jenna experienced- two of which she no longer has, and one that is with her current best friend- told through poetry. In between, there are poems about asexuality, current world events, religion, self-image, and more. 

 

My Review:

I want to do this review in bullet point format (sort of stolen from Marie) because I can’t directly put my thoughts into categories for this one. I also don’t even know where to start with it- there’s so much that I love!

  • The writing is absolutely incredible- it’s so different from many modern poetry collections that I’ve read in that the writing feels like you’re reading a fantasy novel. I loved it.
  • The story is also very unique. I have never read a poetry collection about friendship before, but this is something that everyone can relate to, so I enjoyed that aspect.
  • Jenna designed the entire thing by herself. Can you believe that?? Each page must have taken her hours, and to do that all alone takes a lot of dedication.
    • The reason I love this book so much (and needed it in paperback edition) is because it so closely resembles what I want my own poetry collection to look like.
    • It reminds me a lot of Connor Franta’s books, just with poetry on every page instead of vignettes/short stories.
  • It was real. It was honest. You can tell that all of the words come from Jenna’s heart. She tells her truth and nothing more.
  • There were so many pop culture references that I loved. I definitely didn’t find them all, because they’re so subtle. But when you do notice them, you’re thinking, wow that was so clever. 
  • The whole book just screams “passion.” You can tell that Jenna was so dedicated to it, and she put everything into making this what it is. I truly admire that.

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Overall:

I loved this collection so much, and I think that many people can relate to it- I know I really did. If you like poetry (or graphic design), you should give this one a chance! It won’t disappoint.

Rating: 

5/5 stars

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Have any of you gotten this collection yet? Let me know in the comments! Also, leave me suggestions for more poetry collections for me to check out because I’m in desperate need of more! See you soon :)

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Stormy Kind of Love by Tia Lee // First 1 Star of the Year

Hey everyone! Today I have a review for Stormy Kind of Love by Tia Lee.

I was sent a review copy in exchange for an honest review**

Goodreads Synopsis: 
It’s Rachel’s first day of Sophomore year at Oklahoma State University. The first day of school her biggest problem is getting to class late. Soon she finds herself in the middle of a love triangle, only one of the men who is a potential love interest is hiding secrets that put Rachel in danger. Will Rachel make the right choices or put herself in danger for love?

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My Review:

Overview-

Honestly, I wasn’t expecting much going into this book. I had read the synopsis a while ago, and when I got sent the copy, I had completely forgotten what it was about! This is what happens with most books I read though, and I don’t mind going in blind.

Unfortunately, this one was a major disappointment for me.

Writing Style-

The writing is really simple and so choppy. There was a lot of telling instead of showing. So many sentences were basically “I was sad,” “He was tired.” “She was mad.” You can easily give a better description of this, rather than simply stating the adjective. Of course, once in a while this would have been fine, but it happened way too often that it was distracting to me.

It also has so many mistakes- not even just spelling, but so many grammar mistakes, too. It looks like a fast draft that no one read over and just decided to publish as-is. This confused me so much, and made the story so hard to follow.

Here are some examples of the writing:

1. This had absolutely no point to the story and could have been eliminated. I don’t care about the compartment you keep your phone in.

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2. “Hay” is spelled wrong twice in this, and I thought that maybe it had been a UK version of the spelling, but I couldn’t find it anywhere online. It’s just incorrect.

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3. This sentence is just absolutely so confusing. It is phrased really weird, and this is just one example out of many.

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I wish I had more screenshots to share of the writing, but taken out of context, it was hard to explain why some sentences were bad. You would need to read it for yourself to see.

Characters-

The characters were very cringe-y and they didn’t feel real. Their conversations and actions were just very unnatural. I didn’t care about any of the characters at all, and I had no emotions while reading what happened.

Here’s an example of something the main love interest said, and it just rubbed me the wrong way. There were so many other instances when he said something similar, and it just was so unnecessary. And the main character “beamed” at him for saying this. WHAT???

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Rachel is the most unlikeable main character ever. Everything she does makes me want to punch a brick wall. So much happens in this story, and it was very serious. But Rachel decides she’s not going to tell her parents what is going on because she’s afraid of them pulling her out of school. But the situation is so serious that she probably should leave, or at least transfer somewhere else.

Plot-

This book is marketed as a suspense novel, but it was not thriller-y at all. In fact, it felt more like a contemporary romance.

The ending was so unrealistic and came completely out of nowhere. Also, there was an alternate ending provided, which is a really cool concept, but it was so unnecessary for this book. There are just so many issues with this book, and I would not recommend it unfortunately.

Final Rating:

1/5 stars 

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I wanted to DNF this story the entire time. I considered it at every chapter, but I wanted to give it a fair review since it is for a blog tour. The story is just very unrealistic, and it’s predictable the entire time- I literally knew what was going to happen in each chapter to a tee.

The story could have been very good, but the execution was just so bad. It was a really poorly done story, and needs a lot of editing.

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Are Trigger Warnings Important? // Discussion

This post was originally meant to go up a couple weeks ago, but due to the amount of research and time I wanted to put into it, I had to postpone a little bit! I’m really sorry about that, but I hope that this post was informative and useful in some way. Feel free to leave any comments sharing your personal experiences, or correct anything I say if it is wrong! I want this to be as correct as possible.

I recently came across a tweet that said that trigger warnings in books are unnecessary and that they are “spoilers.”

I was stunned when I saw this because I thought that this debate was over a long time ago. Personally, I do not have any triggers that would prevent me from reading a book, but I still find the value in including them. I want to dive deeper into this topic and explain why they are important.

Aside from my personal beliefs, I also read actual research to support my claims like I stated earlier, and at the end of this post I will have a list of some of the sites that I read- both for and against the use of them.

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What is a trigger warning?

A trigger warning is a statement at the beginning of a book, tv-show, movie, etc. that lists some of the potential “triggers,” or sensitive topics covered in the media, that could be harmful to the viewer. This is especially important for trauma survivors and those with PTSD.

What is the value?

Some researchers stated that trigger warnings could be harmful to those with PTSD in the long run because it causes them to avoid those traumas, rather than dealing with them. However, no research has been done with actual trauma survivors to determine whether trigger warnings are helpful or counterproductive.

It is not a healthy coping mechanism to avoid triggers.

That is not what I am trying to say in this post. If you suffer from PTSD, I urge you to seek help and go through the treatment process. 

However, what we do know, is that trigger warnings can be helpful if someone is just recovering from trauma, and can not yet be exposed to those triggers without severe mental strain. Also, if someone is experiencing a time of poor mental health, they can know to avoid certain media if it will be triggering for them.

Additionally, these content warnings do not necessarily cause someone to avoid the trigger; Instead, it may allow them to prepare mentally for them, rather than catching them off guard and causing a panic attack.

But what if I get spoiled by a trigger warning?

First, trigger warnings are not spoilers. Trust me. Just by looking up a review or reading the description of a book or movie, you’ll probably find the topic mentioned.

Also, trigger warnings are general enough that they are more or less themes featured in the books, not plot points.

If you are someone who doesn’t like to know anything about a book or movie before going in, then just skip the trigger warnings.

You may find them unnecessary, but that does not mean that they are not necessary for someone else. Keep that in mind when you see a content warning of some kind. If you don’t see the point, that is because they are not meant for you.

Research and Resources:

Psychology Today Article

Time Article

NYT Article– Read the comments of this one as well!!

PTSD Counseling Resources

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I hope that you found this post at least somewhat helpful. Once again, feel free to correct me if I said anything wrong in the comments. This post is meant to be informative, so I want to make sure the information is as accurate as possible.

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