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I Only Wanted the New Year to Start My Resolution

I wouldn’t say that this post has the longest title ever, because it’s not. But I wanted to convey my excitement for some of the books that will be released this year! Lately, while looking at publishing companies’ social media, they’ll post about a new book and I’d get all excited, only to find out I had to wait! This year, I decided I’m going to attempt to read 50 books! I know, it’s pretty lame that I haven’t ever hit it, but this is my year!

So the first book is Foolish Hearts by Emma Mills. It’s from December’s UpperCase Box, so that means it was signed and came with a whole bunch of goodies!

This book took me awhile to read because of the holidays, but I’m so glad I finished! This is a YA novel. Mills does a FANTASTIC job creating characters – seriously, I want them as my best friends. My two favorite characters are supporting ones, but the narrator is okay as well. I definitely chuckled once or twice while reading.

The story was set around a production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Mills does an excellent job paralleling the play to the storyline with out it being overly obvious, and it benefitted the main character because of her knowledge, she’s able to help out and almost force herself (in a good way!) into everyone’s life.

I don’t know if it’s just because I, personally, am awkward, but some of the social aspects were awkward! Not like Michael Scott awkward, but slightly cringeworthy.

Take some time to look into the novel! It was great!

What was your first book of 2018? What’s your reading goals?!

Beasts of Extraordinary Circumstance

So, following up with the last post, I ended up just reading the novel on my Kindle. Oops!

This novel was Ruth Emmie Lang’s first. She did a fantastic job!

Not only did I enjoy the characters, but the format of the novel is so unique; I loved it! Though I have read several reviews not enjoying the characterization of Weylyn and feeling as though he wasn’t very personal, I agree, but I think it actually benefited the structure of the novel.

The entire novel is filled with 6 books and 4 interludes. Each book contains two narrators that switch back and forth between these characters; the books are of the past, and the interludes are breaks into what is happening in the present day. Weylyn, though the novel is about him, only narrates one chapter. The rest of the chapters and narrators and from people who have come in contact with Weylyn and how he changed the narrators’ perspective on life.

There is a tad of romance in the novel, but I would not ever characterize it as a romance novel. The romance is more like “oh I like her/him. I hope I get her/him some day.” That’s it. Bingo.

The focus of the novel is not even Weylyn, but the imprints that Weylyn leaves in these characters’ lives.

I can’t help but fall in love with the novel’s structure.

This novel is good if taken as a beach read, but it is even better of a novel if you dig into it. I am not saying it’s not enjoyable as a light read, but you get SO much more out of it if you dig in.

Until next time; now go lose yourself in some pages!

PS – here’s a great quote:

“I was guilty of agonizing now and then, of letting my uncertainty sabotage my changes at happiness. I mourned for things that hadn’t happened, things that never would.”

Magic on Fridays

I hope you all are having a fantastic Friday! Even though I still have my entire work day ahead of me. I get coffee from my favorite shop on Fridays, a little “go me! I made it though the week!” Reward. When I walked in, they asked me if I wanted a free cup of coffee! Uhhhh yeah! And now I can go to work with a happier attitude!

What is your Friday routine?!