Flame in the Mist by Renée Ahdieh

An “action-packed YA adventure set against the backdrop of Jeufal Japan“?! Sign me up! I’ve heard some great things about Renée Ahdieh, so when Flame in the Mist was available on Netgalley, I could not pass up the opportunity. I never got anything off Netgalley before, so I imagine my surprise when I got the email telling me I got access to the title! A huuuuuuge thank you to Pinguin for providing me with an eARC. This book releases May 16th, so make sure to preorder or pick up a copy!

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Book Babble: Why I Don’t DNF Books

DNF: Did Not Finish. Do you ever read a book that you dislike so much that you want to put it away? Do you actually put it away. or do you keep going?DNF: Did Not Finish. | Some people never DNF a book in their life, others DNF more than they complete. Some people review their DNFs, others think it’s unfair. Basically, lots of people have lots of different opinions about not finishing books! In my new Book Babble (aka bookish discussion) I share my thoughts and opinions on DNF’ing books. Read more

Video: The Ruler of Books Tag

I made my first video! Well, actually it’s not my first, but it’s my first bookish video for Books & Babbles! The Ruler of Books Tag was simply too exciting to write in a blog post, and I had some time to make a video! I’ve put all the information I mentioned in the video down below! I looked up the cover artists, links to Goodreads for the books I mentioned, etc! I hope you like the video! Read more

YA Genres 101: Other

In this last part of my YA Genres 101 series, I discuss the remaining genres of YA: Historical & Mystery/Thriller + I talk about Middle Grade for a bit.

I’ve discussed Fantasy, Science Fiction and Contemporary, and in this last past part of my YA Genres 101 series, I’ll go over the remaining genres! Historical and Mystery/Thriller are genres you don’t see often in YA, but it exists! I’m also discussing Middle Grade, even though it’s technically not YA. More on that in this post! Read more

August TBR

I have a never ending TBR, but here are the six book I'm planning on reading in August! I'm being pretty ambitious, but I usually surprise myself!This is probably the longest monthly TBR ever! I’ve got so many unread books on my shelf and I have another month of my Scribd subscription left, so I plan on reading lots this month! I have two weeks left before I start my internship about a month before I go back to college. I’ll probably be busy then, but I’m excited to have some reading to get home to at the end of the day! So now, without further ado; here’s my August TBR! Read more

July Wrap Up

I had a whole month off from college and work, which meant I had lots of time for reading! I read/listened to a total of 13 books this month!I had the whole month of July off from college, which means I had a whole lot of time to read! I’ve read 13 books this month, and that’s crazy! If it wasn’t for this wrap up, I’d probably forget what I read at the start of the month, it honestly feels like forever ago. I’ve read some very good books this month, listened to some audiobooks, and I also gave a certain book my lowest rating yet. Let’s just dive straight into the wrap up!
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YA Genres 101: Contemporary

After discussing YA in general, Fantasy and Science Fiction, my YA Genres 101 series continues with the Contemporary genre! We’ve discussed YA in general, Fantasy and Science Fiction. Now it’s time for part four in my YA Genres 101 series, which is all about contemporary! I have to admit I haven’t read that many contemporary novels. The photo speaks for itself, the only contemporaries I’ve read are written by John Green. I have maybe one or two others on my shelf, but that’s it! I’ve grown quite interested in Contemporary, so let’s dive straight into this post! Read more

Top Ten Tuesday: Favourite 2016 Releases So Far

Last week was all about my most anticipated releases for the second half of 2016, but this week is all about my favourite releases so far!Last week was all about my most anticipated reads for the second half of 2016, but this week’s Top Ten Tuesday (created by the lovely people over at The Broke and the Bookish) is all about my favourite releases so far! I’ve barely read books that came out this year, but I have quite a few that I’m really excited about.  Read more