how to get out of a reading slump // guest post // ash ronnel

Hey, everyone!

I’m really excited to have a guest post today from our very own Ash Ronnel, a dear blogging friend of mine who is also part of The Diamond Village, our fantasy-themed, character-based blog that four of our other friends and us share!

So… this post was last opened in my drafts around… three months ago?? YES, I’M SORRY FOR PREVENTING YOU FROM READING THIS AMAZINGNESS. LIFE TOOK OVER. But here I am now, and please please please check out Ash’s blog and follow!! She’s brilliant and super fun to chat with 😉

Coincidentally, I’m in a reading slump right now 😭 and I will be 200% using these tips! I already did step 1, which, for me, was not reading for, like, three months O.o haha. But I miss books! And reading! So I’m going to start on some books at home this month!

I’m ALSO in a bit of a blogging slump right now, sadly, tell me any tips you have! 🙂

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el dia de los muertos // where we celebrate latinx culture through 10 book recommendations

hey lovelies!
so, i don’t know why, but just for today i’m going to write in all lowercase. because. it’s more intense and today will be   ~q u i t e~   intense via all the amaze-tastic books. so. bear with me!

what is this post even about?

well, happy dia de los muertos, or ‘day of the dead’, tomorrow! (also, happy halloween ehehe) el dia de los muertos is a celebration of ancestors in mexico, and i thought, well, why not celebrate some really nice YA latinx books here? i missed latinx heritage month (sorry!) but now’s as good a time as any. these books are by a latinx author and/or have latinx main character(s).

i haven’t read all of the books, but i will definitely mention which ones i’ve read! (look out for the ‘verified’ tag) Continue reading “el dia de los muertos // where we celebrate latinx culture through 10 book recommendations”

Tarnished Are The Stars // review

Hey lovely!

Before we get on with the post, WHOA.

I reached 200 followers yesterday night- two-hundred!! I can’t believe that so many people have read my posts and thought them worthwhile. Thank you so much for making my blog journey so fulfilling!

Welp, on to the post!

Here I am, back with another blog tour (don’t worry, the onslaught of blog tours is over ~for now~) and woah, I’m impressed! Cue another huge ranting post!

First off, can we talk about how the cover is actually so neat?? I love love love the nut-and-bolt-metal font and the constellations– THANK YOU to FFBC and Scholastic for the beautiful book in my mail!

Before we get on to the book, here’s the synopsis (in my words, and spoiler free).

Anna, a teen girl living in a secluded, hidden town off the coast of the Settlement, a gated area on the planet where everyone else lived, has a secret: not only does she have an illegal mechanical heart, banned by the Commissioner, but she sells and makes those illegal parts to help out her clients, going under the name of ‘The Technician’.

Nathaniel, the Commissioner’s son, desperately wants to prove to his father that he is worthy of being his heir, and that he is worthy enough to outgrow his shadow that is him being the living proof of everything his father fought to eliminate. The obvious way? Capture the Technician, a tyrant who sneaks around and has never managed to be found.

Eliza, who lives out in space with the nobles and the Queen, has dedicated her life to the Queen’s services by charming and sweet-talking the liars and criminals, turning them into the Queen as soon as she can. She’s built her life off of secrets and lies, so her dream of becoming the Queen’s successor comes crashing down when she’s sent to the planet to meet her betrothed, whom she struggles not to hate for his part in ruining her dreams– and, while she’s at it, discover the Commissioner’s secrets.

When these three figures all meet, it happens in an explosion of stars, steel, and secrets, making each of them question what their world has taught them and what they believe in. Is the preservation of a community’s lifestyle worth human lives?

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Glow of the Fireflies Playlist

Hey hey hey!

Today I’m sharing with you the official playlist for Glow of the Fireflies, a highly anticipated YA fantasy novel by Lindsey Duga! Here’s the synopsis:

Briony never planned to go back to the place she lost everything. Firefly Valley, nestled deep within the Smoky Mountains, is better kept in her past. After an unexplained fire gave Briony amnesia, her mother disappeared and her dad moved them to Knoxville.But now her grandmother needs a caretaker and Briony’s dad volunteers her to help. The moment she returns, her whole world shifts. She feels a magical connection to this valley, as if it’s literally part of her somehow. And when she meets a hot guy who claims he was her childhood friend but now mysteriously keeps his distance, Briony starts piecing together her missing past… and discovers her mother didn’t leave to start a new life somewhere. She’s trapped in the hidden world within the valley. Now, Briony will do whatever it takes to rescue her, even if it means standing up against dangerously powerful nature spirits. Even if it means giving up her first love. Continue reading “Glow of the Fireflies Playlist”

Relic Blog Tour + Quotes

Heyy loves!

Guess what? THERE’S ANOTHER AMAZING BOOK COMING OUT. And I got the chance to read it and review it!!

What does that mean? Allll my thoughts have been splayed out… to you. Here. Even if they are very incoherent *hides*. The quotes will be bolded and my review will be in normal writing!

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