Ten Characters I’d Name My Children or Pets After // Top Ten Tuesdays

Hello all! Just a quick post today, as I’m madly trying to finish somewhat of an outline before NaNo…So, it’s been fun around here.😄 I probably won’t be posting much during November, except for little mini updates and possibly snippets, so I have a couple more posts set for October.🙂 And when I saw this Tuesday’s topic over at The Broke and the Bookish, I just had to give it a try! I LOVE names of all shapes and sizes! So without further ado, let us begin!


I’m going to do half and half, five names for children and five for pets. Children first!

I. Jonathan

Illusionarium is possibly the best book I’ve read so far this year, and I must pay it justice because Jonathan is great. Plain and simple.

II. Wylan

I’m currently reading Crooked Kingdoms, and I really think Wylan is the nicest kid ever. So I wouldn’t mind having my son named after him.🙂

III. Jackaby

Okay, so maybe this one is a little strange, but Jackaby is brilliant and fabulous and needs to be named after. Besides, we could always just call him Jack, right?

IV. Thorne

I just finished Stars Above. OH MY STARS. *cries forever* But the last story was totally worth it.🙂 And Thorne is totally the best guy character out of the series, at least in my opinion. Sure, he’s a bit cocky, but he’s also lovable and hilarious.❤

V. Eanrin

Maybe this one’s a stretch, but I LOVE EANRIN SO MUCH OKAY. I’m all for giving him the nickname of Ean. That’s a pretty common name, though the spelling is different. But I DON’T CARE.❤

Um…I’m just now noticing they’re all guy names…But oh well.😄 Now, on to pets!

VI. Lionheart

I could totally picture this being the name of a giant fluffy dog that’s super cuddly and adorable. I don’t know if I could do with a giant dog in the house, but it’d still be a great name.😉

VII. Cress

Finally, a girl’s name!😄 Cress is one of my favorite characters, so it only makes sense. Plus it’s just a really pretty name and it’s short for Crescent. Then I could call her Crescent Roll.😄

VIII. Blaze

This one will be pretty obvious if you know about Twinepathy and my obsession with one of the characters. Ahem, Blaze, to be exact  And you know, if I ever got that dragon I’ve been considering, it would be the perfect name.😉

IX. Lockwood

DIDN’T SEE THAT ONE COMING I’LL BET.😄 I can just imagine a German shepherd or some such big, gruff dog with this name. And then on the inside he’s a sweet little softy.😀

X. Azrael

Paper Crowns is SO WONDERFUL, and Azrael is possibly the best character of ever. There is no question as to why this name should be chosen. *nods*


There you are! The names of all my children and pets! Somehow, there was only one girl in the mix…Don’t know how that happened… Hope you enjoyed!




Five Enchanted Roses // A Review

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Hey guys! I just finished this fabulous book, so I thought I would share a review! I’ve marked the spoilers in white text, as I did with my previous review.🙂


ESPRIT DE LA ROSE by Kaycee Browning
Initial Response

To steal from the Fee is to suffer their wrath! So Cecilia learns when these fabled beings charge her father with the theft of a certain mirror and sentence him to torment. But when she is taken as substitute, Cecilia discovers that the punishment meted out by the Fee is far stranger than she could ever have imagined. Trapped aboard a ghost ship with a crew of condemned souls and aided only by charismatic Captain Pepin, can this pirate’s daughter unlock the secret to the Fee’s dark omens?

High Lights
– THE ENTIRE THING. Not even joking.
– THE CHARACTERS. Cecilia, Pepin, William, Frank, Curly, JUST YES.
– THE WIT. There is just so much wonderful wit and sarcasm and it pleases me greatly.
– The writing style is beautiful too! I found it very easy to just get lost, turning and turning page after page…🙂
– THE IDEA. Beauty and the Beast + pirates + magic = YES YES YES.
– Also, yes to all the little references to the movie and original tale. They made me dance a little. Just a little.😉

Low Lights
– Um…None? Seriously. None.
– Well…If this even counts for anything (which it doesn’t really) I think when I read this for the first time (when I was younger) I was a little scared of some of the monsters…Totally minor thing though.

I ADORE THIS STORY OKAY. It’s just so fun and wonderful and AWESOME. Also…THAT ENDING IS NOT OKAY I NEED MORE. Ahem…ah, yeah. So. There’s that. BUT SERIOUSLY THIS STORY IS YES.

❤❤❤❤❤ out of❤❤❤❤❤

WITHER by Savannah Jezowski
Initial Response
*stares intensely at the wall* What. Epic-ness. Just. Happened.

As penalty for the merchant’s theft of a single rose, the Beast of Briarstone Abbey demands his youngest daughter, sweet and innocent Sookie. But Lilybet Haverly will never allow her sister to face such a dreadful fate! Armed only with a butcher knife and her own determination, Bet climbs the wall and plunges into the Neverway, where the dead walk and ghouls hunt human flesh. She will find this Briarstone Abbey—and the Beast who lives there—whatever the cost.

High Lights
– Bet is such a great main character! She’s stubborn, witty, and just plain awesome.🙂
– CORWIN IS…You know, I just don’t really have words. Just, read the story and you will understand his wondrousness.
– Quarrel is adorable for being a giant, monster dog thing. Just sayin’.
– Also the Lonely are quite fun…I’m intensely curious about their background…
– Also… THE ABBEY IS ALIVE.😀 How wonderful is that?! AND IT AND CORWIN SHARE A CONNECTION AND I JUST… *sighs* It’s great. Really.
– Victor. That’s all you need to know. I mean, he’s not even really in the story…but I’m still  vastly curious about him… Ahem, THE EPILOGUE.

Low Lights
– Some of the fight scenes were a bit scary. But they weren’t overly graphic or gory, which I appreciated muchly.
– Nothing else I can think of presently.🙂

In closing, this is a fantabulous story with a few scary scenes that had me turning pages furiously. IT’S SO GRIPPING. Back, when I had first read this collection, I had skipped this story entirely. That was a mistake on my part! And also…is there a planned sequel/novella type thing? BECAUSE I NEED ONE.

❤❤❤❤❤ out of❤❤❤❤❤

STONE CURSE by Jenelle Schmidt
Initial Response
I. LOVE. IT. SO. MUCH. *hugs story to death*

Years ago a terrible curse swept over the revelers at Thorndale Castle, turning them to stone and transforming Prince Barend himself into a hideous beast. But Karyna, a former lady-in-waiting, will not abandon either her father, who stands in the throne room among the other statues, or the prince. Indeed, she sets out alone on a dangerous quest to find the one responsible for this dreadful spell. If she can but discover the reason why the stone curse was cast, perhaps she can also discover the solution.

High Lights
– I really liked Karyna, I though she was really believable and likable, and I sympathized with her so, so much.
– The magic in this story is phenomenal. It was really well explained and I found simply fascinating.
– Barend is just great. Yep.
– RITTER. Where do I even begin? HE’S GREAT.
– The writing style is so easy and flows really nicely. I had wonderful images of scenes playing out in my head as I read.🙂
– Also, kind of random, but there was this one scene where… SUITS OF ARMOR ARE ATTACKING KARYNA AND RITTER. I just thought that was totally epic.
– The ending!! … At first, I wasn’t sure how I liked Ritter ending up with Bellenya…But it’s totally cute and I love them together now.❤ Plus, Karyna and Barend are together, and that makes me so happy.😀

Low Lights
– I…really can’t think of any. This story is just flat-out amazing!😉

YOU JUST NEED TO READ IT OKAY. It’s such a funny, riveting story and I was very, very sad to see it come to an end. I really need to read some of Jenelle’s other books…😀

❤❤❤❤❤ out of❤❤❤❤❤

Initial Response
WHAT. Okay, okay, but seriously THAT WAS INSANE. In a good way, of course.

Maor has determined to take her as his third wife, by force if necessary. But Rosara would rather risk her life alone in the jungle than submit to any man’s brutality. When a beautiful jaguar tells her that it knows where to find one of the karawara, she resolves to seek out this jungle spirit and request its aid. The jaguar warns Rosara, however, that gifts from the karawara are never without a price…

High Lights
– I just really love Tupa. This needs to be said.❤
– Also, I DISLIKE MAOR SO MUCH OMGOODNESS…*ahem* So yes, there’s that. What I mean to say, is that his villainous character was done very well.
– I’m really at a loss for words…
– Rosara is really great, and I’m ever so glad… her and Tupa are together. *smiles like a maniac*
– Jaguars are pretty. That is all.❤
– The writing style is really fast-paced and keeps you on the edge of your seat. I was stressed out the whole time I was reading…In a good way.🙂

Low Lights
– A few bits of the story were a little graphic, but nothing horrible. It only added to the suspense.
– … THE ENDING. Like, okay, I’m super glad Rosara didn’t die and her and Tupa are together and it’s GREAT. But seriously, what about Rosara’s village? Maor is still there! Hello?! And her father isn’t chief anymore, which makes me sad because he’s great. SOME RESOLUTION PLEASE.
– Much of the story centers around the karawara, which are jungle spirits…I was a little wary at first that things would get strange, but it was totally fine.

In short, this story is RIVETING. It’s a very good one, and the idea is very original. Beauty and the Beast + jungle = YES. Definitely a great story! Though there are a few things that put me off a bit, I still really enjoyed.

❤❤❤❤ out of❤❤❤❤❤

THE WULVER’S ROSE by Hayden Wand
Initial Response

A life is a high price to pay for stealing a rose. Nevertheless, Bonnie honors her father’s agreement and travels to the remote, ruinous castle wherein dwells the legendary creature known as a wulver—half man, half wolf. Though he is monstrous to behold, this beast is oddly gentle, tenderly caring for his beautiful rosebush, which blooms out of season. Is there more to the wulver than meets the eye? Is he somehow connected to the frightened child who visits Bonnie in her dreams?

High Lights
– Bonnie is just so sweet. So sweet.
– Calum is just GREAT… and I totally wouldn’t care about those scars if I were Abigail…just sayin’…😄
– LAUCHLAN. *cries an ocean*
– I really appreciate how tight knit and loving Bonnie’s family is. It makes me so happy to see that, because I feel like families never get along in books…🙂
– The romance is INCREDIBLY well-written and believable! No insta-love here!
– Also, I feel like Sorcha is me half of the time…😄

Low Lights
– MORAG IS HORRIBLE. But, you know, you kinda love to hate her…?
– … I’m kind of curious as to how old Lauchlan actually is… ’cause Bonnie’s only like eighteen or nineteen…And he has a child. I’m not saying I don’t think they’re an adorable couple, just…wondering…

THIS IS SO CUTE GUYS. It’s possibly the story that most closely follows the original, out of this collection. But there’s still many unique twists that were really enjoyable.🙂 I’d also say it’s the most romantic out of these stories… Which, I am totally good with!😄❤

❤❤❤❤ out of❤❤❤❤❤

I’M IN LOVE WITH THIS BOOK GUYS. Seriously, why did it have to end? WHY?! But no worries, I suppose. Bring on Five Magic Spindles!😀

❤❤❤❤❤ out of❤❤❤❤❤ !

There’s my review! I hope you enjoyed, and comment below if you’ve read this wonderful collection!



Strangest Browser Searches {September Edition}


Hey guys! So, this post is going to be a little different today… I was trying to come up with a blog post idea, when I got the sudden impulse to look at my search history… Oh dear…😄

Nonetheless, I thought it would be great for a laugh, and maybe even a touch of inspiration. I’ve put them into categories, Innocent, Getting Stranger, and What Even. Let me know if you like this kind of post and I might make into a monthly thing, or maybe even a tag…?


fantasy items in literature

Okay, so, I’m a writer and I do this kind of stuff for research. You would think there would just be a list of magical items from literature, right? Well, after a bit, I kinda just gave up hope. Apparently, Google thinks I mean Final Fantasy items… So I compiled my own list off the top of my head instead.😄

who is the girl in rogue one

A legitimate question. I had no idea what her name was until I looked it up. Do they say it in the trailer? I don’t know… *shrugs*

the old Barbie site

So maybe this one is kind of…embarrassing. But. I seriously loved that site as a kid. You could go in all the different rooms of Barbie’s house and play games. Good times. But, unfortunately, I can’t find a way to play any of the old games or look at the old site! *sniff*

candy shops with white chocolate

You would be surprised to find that there is little to no white chocolate when it comes to candy bars. This is a tragedy and must be addressed, obviously.

word for unreactive expression

This was one of those times where I was pretty sleep deprived, and therefore couldn’t think. I mean, there’s got to be a word for it… Oh yeah, impassive. *shakes head*


A little-known fruit I did a report on. Nothing exciting here.

Getting Stranger…

jobs that don’t pay well

I’m a writer. Most Some of my characters are poor, and I need to know these things. Is it so wrong?

book in which if something is written it happens

Not the best wording ever, but I’m sure you’ve heard of books that if written in can make certain things happen. I wanted to know if it was a single book in and of itself or if it’s just an idea. Google doesn’t know what I’m talking about, that remains to be seen.

websites that sell futuristic tech

I have a few book ideas that take place in the future, and I was curious to see what’s already been developed and what hasn’t. The results are scary… But good writing material!

what do you dislike about infjs

I, being an INFJ, am always trying to improve on myself. And its not like I’m going to ask my real-life friends what they think of me. That’s where the internet comes in.😄 Results are sparse, (which is a…good thing?) but evidently INFJs can be too harsh on themselves (which I agree with immensely, personally), which in turn upsets other people.

draw a stickman

Just, follow this link. It’s very muchly fun.🙂

What Even

kuduo pot

So I read this book, The Grimm Legacy, by Polly Shulman, and it has something called a kuduo pot in it. It’s a pot that takes away something important to you, say, your sense of direction, in exchange for something else (from the repository in the book, usually). How cool is that? I mean, it’s not, good or fair maybe, but still…And I kinda wanted to use that idea. So I went to look up what a kuduo pot actually was…and got nothing. It was made up by the author. *applause for her* But since I’m not an idea thief…well, there goes that idea.

how to turn poptropican back into person when she is a pig

Oh my, does this ever need some explaining…😄 If you’ve never heard of Poptropica, it’s a cute little online game where you can create a little person, go on quests, and play with your friends. It’s quite fun. Well, me and my siblings were playing one day, and somehow, I managed to turn my little sisters’ person into a pixelated pig. Um…oops.😄 And since I had no idea how to turn her back, this search was needed.


Um…what? Yeah, I don’t know either. I think one day I was trying to read a note my Mom had written…And I couldn’t decipher it. (Sorry Mom!😄 ) But I don’t really know why looking it up would’ve helped. Because it didn’t.

abilities snakes have

This, in and of itself, is not strange. The reasoning behind it, however…is another story.😄 So, a certain character in my Imprint series, may or may not become a snake-like monster at one point…*feels incredulous looks being pressed at me* Yeah…so.

…There you are. Some of my strangest browser searches this past month. What about you? As a writer, reader, or anybody, do you look up weird stuff? Please tell me I’m not alone… XD Also, do you think this could be a tag somehow? I would love any ideas you have!

Until next time!❤

Small is Beautiful // A Celebration

Hello bloggers! Today, I just have a short post that I saw (and was featured in! Thanks Jenelle!😉 ) over at Jenelle’s blog. I decided to get in the fun and list a few of my favorite ‘tiny’ blogs.🙂


  1. Feature 3-5 blogs with fewer than 100 followers.
  2. Write 1-3 paragraphs about each blog, including information like what the blog is about, a brief bio of the blogger, and/or why you recommend their blog. Don’t forget a link to their blog!
  3. Include an image for each blog, whether it’s a blog button, profile photo, header, or simply a screenshot of the blog.
  4. Thank the blogger who featured you, and include a link to their blog. If you like, you can even include them as one of the blogs that you feature (especially if they joined the tag without having been featured by someone else).
  5. Include the tag image somewhere in your post.


Winter’s Falling Fast

Winter, as she is known as, has a quaint little blog where she writes poetry, short stories, and little life posts. She enjoys reading, books, writing, and ice cream.🙂 I find her blog very fun and fascinating. We share many interests, including a mutual love of poetry and Marvel movies.

Bernie’s Musings and Doings

Over at Bernie’s blog, you will find whimsical writings, poetry, and the occasional tag or two. I find that me and Bernie are muchly in love with the same types of things, such as music, writing, and reading. I enjoy reading her posts, and I would definitely recommend you go check her out!

The Page Dreamer

I knew Deborah before she created her own book blog from her larger writing and life blog, (which is also fabulous and you must check it out). This wonderful little corner of the book blogosphere is full of fangirl-ish rants, reviews, and tags. Deborah is a reader that loves to write, which is made known in her fun reviews. She’s managed to add several books to my tbr-pile just by her reviews…😄

The Book Owl

Madi, though not quite as active as other bloggers, has a fabulous bookish/writerly blog that is filled with fun tags and life posts. She loves writing, reading, and most importantly, chocolate. When I see her posts in my emails, I just know it’s going to be something fun. I highly recommend her blog!

Zachary Totah

Zachary Totah

Zachary has a fun, fandom-filled blog, with famous character interviews and funny genre-themed posts. He enjoys writing, reading, playing sports, and watching movies. His posts always manage to make me happy, either in a humorous, or intriguing way. He’s also a regular contributor over at SpecFaith.


There you be. Some of my favorite ‘small’ blogs. If you have any smaller blogs you enjoy, I highly suggest you try out this fun little celebration of lesser-known blogs!

Until next time!❤


Five Glass Slippers // A Review

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I’ll review each story separately, because I have so… many… FEELS… on all of them. I’ve marked the spoilers in white text, so highlight the space between the ellipses if you care to see!

WHAT EYES CAN SEE by Elisabeth Brown
Initial Response
*squeals* So. stinkin’. ADORABLE.

Painfully shy Arella begs her stepmother to let her stay home from the prince’s ball. But kindly Duchess Germaine is determined that her beautiful stepdaughter should be presented at court along with her own two daughters. So, dressed in a gorgeous gown and a pair of heirloom slippers, Arella catches the eye of the crown prince . . . and finds her life suddenly far more complicated than she ever desired.

High Lights
– I really love that the stepfamily is portrayed in a good light. Germaine is kind and considerate, Anastasia and Drusilla also.
– Back when I first read this, I had only rated it 3 stars. Silly me! The reasoning for it, I think, was because I didn’t really understand Arella. And I think that was because… I didn’t know she was in love with another man. …But she is a sweet character and very endearing to me now.🙂
– Drusilla is my favorite character out of this story. She’s witty, wise, and…  I’m just really glad she ended up with Frederick. I think they’re an adorable couple.❤
– The writing style was really nice and flowing, and I got a perfect image of what was happening in my mind.

Low Lights
– Sometimes I found Arella’s shyness a bit overdone, even though I relate and am a quieter person myself.
– The ending was a bit abrupt for me, but I quickly got over that.
– I found Frederick’s shallowness somewhat upsetting… How could you love a girl for her beauty only? Though I suppose that is very similar to the original story and I’m glad that it was addressed in a different light.

I ADORED IT. I found myself smiling throughout the pages and though the ending was a bit abrupt for my taste, I was still more or less satisfied.


BROKEN GLASS by Emma Clifton
Initial Response

The slipper fits . . . but on the wrong girl! Rosalind never once danced with Prince Marius at the ball, for she is in love with his brother Henry. If only Rosalind and Marius would stop bickering long enough to invent a scheme, perhaps the three of them can find the real mystery lady. But they must work quickly, for dark deeds are afoot, and the kingdom is poised on the brink of disaster.

High Lights
– THE SASS. Oh, the sass.
– Henry is my favorite and he’s just wonderful and nobody can tell me otherwise. *nods*
– Rosalind and Marius are HILARIOUS. There is much banter and wit and yes-ness.
– WORLDBUILDING. Like, how do you have such great worldbuilding in a novella?! It was fabulous.
– The COUPLES!… At first I wasn’t sure how I felt about the whole ‘I thought I loved you but I don’t actually’ thing, but I’m muchly satisfied with it now. Mostly because Rosalind and Marius are ADORABLE together. And Henry and Evelyn are cute too.🙂
– Just the story in and of itself pretty much. The whole thing. Everything about it. Yep.
– THE EPILOGUE…. DARCY. Seriously, ‘Mine will be the last face you see for a while…’ YOU CAN’T END A STORY ON AN ELLIPSIS HELP. Where’s Corroded Thorn. Because I need it DESPERATELY. *dies*

Low Lights
– I…can’t really think of anything, honestly.
– How about…IT’S TOO SHORT I NEED MORE. No? Okay.

I simply adore this story. The wit and humor is wondrous and hilarious, especially between Rosalind and Marius. And I just really love the idea behind the story. I thought the twists were done very well, and I was sitting on the edge of my seat by the end. Corroded Thorn is now on my tbr-pile!


THE WINDY SIDE OF CARE by Rachel Heffington
Initial Response
…Wow, that was…intense. O_O

Alisandra is determined to have her rights. She knows that she is the king’s secretly dispossessed daughter, the true heir to the throne. Prince Auguste is an imposter, and if she plays her cards right, Alis will prove it to the world! That is, if charming Auguste doesn’t succeed in winning her heart before she gets her chance…

High Lights
– The humor in this story is fabulous. Alis is a plucky, hilarious main character.
– Auguste is the best. Period.
– I really liked the other characters as well, especially Ellen-Best and Lord Humphries. At first I had a sneaking suspicion that he was the evil sort, but the more I got to know him, the more I liked him.
– The writing style is very rich in descriptions and metaphors, which I applaud any writer who can write those with ease. Because I certainly cannot!😄
– The ending was witty and wonderful. Just, yes.

Low Lights
– At times, I felt like the original Cinderella story was lost. Which, even though I enjoyed the story, I was still hoping for more of a retelling rather than a whole new story. Just a minor thing.
– I didn’t like the king and queen very much. Once I knew what they had done, I disliked them even more.

This was a really enjoyable tale. Though not my favorite in the collection, I still thought it was a really good, well-written story. Even though it slightly veered away from the original tale. But don’t let that stop you from reading it!


A CINDER’S TALE by Stephanie Ricker
Initial Response
That. was. EPIC!

It’s a dangerous life, yet Elsa wouldn’t trade this opportunity to work at Tremaine Station, mining cendrillon from the seething surface of planet Aschen. Nevertheless, when a famous deep space explorer and his handsome son dock their starcraft at the space station, Elsa finds herself dreaming of far galaxies beyond Aschen’s blistering heat. There is no time for dreaming, however, when danger threatens the space station, and Elsa and her fellow miners are tested to the limits of their courage.

High Lights
– The whole premise! Cinderella…IN SPACE!😀
– Elsa is such a spunky, witty main character who I love very much.
– Also Jaq and Gus and Bruno.❤
– All the hidden references!! Jaq and Gus? And Bruno? Also, Jaq’s last name is Perrault. Charles Perrault wrote the original Cinderella story! I love me some hidden references.🙂
– Despite being mean and nasty, I really liked Nebraska’s character…. She’s a cyborg! How awesome is that?
– Karl is adorable and Elsa and him need to be a thing.❤

Low Lights
– I…can’t think of any, if I’m being honest!
– I guess one thing was that the glass slippers, even though they were mentioned, weren’t really a part of the story. But that’s a totally minor thing to a fantastic story!

I LOVE this story! There’s nothing more I can say really. It’s just FABULOUS.


THE MOON MASTER’S BALL by Clara Diane Thompson
Initial Response

After her terrifying experience there several years ago, the one place young housemaid Tilly longs to avoid is Bromley’s Circus. But when kindly Lord Hollingberry begs her to deliver a message to the mysterious Moon Master hidden away among the circus dwellers, Tilly can’t refuse . . . and finds herself ensnared in a web of enchantment cast by the loathsome Mrs. Carlisle and her beautiful goddaughter.

High Lights
– Tilly is just such a great main character. I really love her personality.
– Mystery is my favorite, and I ADORED the suspense. Even though it was killing me.😄
– The Moon Master is awesome. Just, yes.
– The writing style was really easy to read and I loved the autumnal setting.
– Magical… evil …circuses are always fun.

Low Lights
– RODGER…. Seriously Tilly? You went for Jasper instead of Rodger? I mean, I’m not saying Jasper isn’t awesome and such, but YOU’VE KNOWN RODGER YOUR WHOLE LIFE. I mean, come on. Plus he’s just great, period.:\

This was a delightful, whimsical tale! I loved the mystery, suspense, and magic. Even though some THINGS happened…I’m still really pleased with the story. A great way to wrap of the collection!


This book is AWESOME! If you love Cinderella retellings, or any kinds of retellings, I highly recommend this collection.

❤❤❤❤❤ out of❤❤❤❤❤ !

Bookish Book Lover Tag


Hey all! Today I have a quick tag for you. I was tagged ages ago by Deborah over at The Page Dreamer, which I thank her heartily for. Hope you enjoy!🙂

What book are you currently reading?

It’s a re-read! Five Glass Slippers by various authors/bloggers.


What’s the last book you finished?

The Word Changers by Ashlee Willis.


Favorite book you read this year?

Ooh, tough choice! I would probably say Illusionarium by Heather Dixon.


What genre have you read most this year?

Definitely fantasy! But there’s a fair amount of sci-fi/superhero-ish thrown in there too.🙂

What genre have you read least this year?

Probably contemporary. Most of the books I read have at least a dash of the unbelievable in them.😉

What genre do you want to read more of?

I would really like to get into steampunk a bit more. I read Illusionarium and ADORED it. I’ve scoured around a bit more and found a few others that look interesting, so they are now on my tbr-list.

How many books have you read this year, and what is your goal?

Goodreads tells me I’ve read 32 of 70 books. So…kind of behind…😄

What’s the last book you bought?

This may or may not be correct, but I believe it was the three fairytale collections put out by Rooglewood. Two of them are re-reads, and I’m considering putting reviews up for all three.


What book are you saving up to buy next?

I’m not sure honestly…😄 I don’t usually ‘save up’ to buy books. I usually just buy what I can when I have the money. Libraries are my friends.🙂

How many books did you check out last library visit?

Sadly, I think it was only two…*sniff sniff* And they weren’t even chapter books. They’re about movie production and animation, which is really interesting actually.

What’s a book you can’t wait to read?

So, so many! O_O But if I have to be particular (picky, picky…) I would choose Heartless by Marissa Meyer and Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo.


What’s a series you’d recommend to everyone?

I might say either Tales of Goldstone Wood (for clean readers) and/or The Lunar Chronicles (for those who can look past a bit of violence and language).🙂


Who’s an author you’re hoping writes more?

Ooh, definitely Shannon Hale! She’s been under the radar for quite a bit (aside from her very young readers Princess in Black series). Please Mrs. Hale! Write some more riveting fantasy!🙂

A few books you heart adores?

Illusionarium and Entwined by Heather Dixon, Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo, The Neverending Story by Michael Ende, the Tales of Goldstone Wood by Anne Elisabeth Stengl, Princess Academy and the Books of Bayern by Shannon Hale, Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine, and The Tale of Desperaux by Kate DiCamillo, to name a very few.🙂


What series’ coming conclusion make you sad?

I’m drawing a blank here so I’m going to steal Deborah’s answer and say Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo.


What books are on your wish-list?

There aren’t actually very many books that I would like to own. I usually like to get the book or first book of a series from the library first before investing in my own copies. Yep, total risk-taker here.😄 But I do really want Crooked Kingdom, Heartless, A Branch of Silver, a Branch of Gold by Anne Elisabeth Stengl, and the other two Jackaby books by William Ritter.🙂


That’s the tag! Thank you again for tagging me Deborah! And since I’m horrible at tagging people, consider yourself tagged if you’re reading this.🙂 Thanks for reading! Oh, and you may or may not have noticed my new banner and background. I’m also working on a few fun graphics. Let me know what you think!

Until next time!❤

The Fall Time Cozy Book Tag


Hey guys! You may or may not have noticed I had a slight hiatus this past week. It wasn’t intentional, I’ve just been trying to get my blogging schedule in order.🙂

So here’s a little tag I’ve typed up for you. I know, I know, it’s not technically autumn, but this tag looked so fun!


Crunching Leaves // The world is full of color. Choose a book that has reds, oranges, and yellows on the cover.

Five Magic Spindles by various authors. I just bought it recently and I can’t wait to read! Maybe I’ll do a review…🙂


Cozy Sweater // It’s finally cold enough to don warm cozy clothing. What book gives you the warm fuzzies?

 I don’t read very many books that are…warm and fuzzy.😄 I will say though I have pleasant memories reading The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo when I was younger.


Fall Storm // The wind is howling and the rain is pounding. Choose your favorite book OR genre that you like to read on a stormy day.

It really depends on my mood. Sometimes I like funny books that make me forget about the weather and other times I like reading action-packed, adventure stories.🙂

Cool Crisp Air // What’s the coolest character you’d want to trade places with?

I would really love to trade places with all my favorite characters.🙂 But in particular, I would choose Cress from the Lunar Chronicles.


Hot Apple Cider // What under hyped book do you want to see become the next biggest, hottest thing?

Ooh, tough one…I might pick either Illusionarium by Heather Dixon, or Jackaby by William Ritter.


Coat, Scarves, and Mittens // The weather has turned cold and it’s time to cover up. What’s the most embarrassing book cover you own that you like to keep hidden in public?

Hmm…Sometimes if I’m reading a particularly…young book/series, it can get embarrassing (even though the books themselves are really good!) So I generally don’t bring those ones with me in public.😄

Pumpkin Spice // What’s your favorite fall time comfort food/foods?

yum: ALL THE FOODS. *yum* More specific answer? Okay. I like apple crisp, pie, and cider. Pumpkin pie with whipped cream. Hot chocolate with marshmallows. And pumpkin spice everything! ^_^


That’s the tag! Hope you liked it! Feel free to do this tag too if you want! I’d love to see your answers! Until next time!❤

Character Conversations: Queen Kako

Character Conversations

Hello dear bloggers! I am sad to say, but today is my last character conversation for a little while now. *sniff* But don’t worry! I’ll have plenty of other posts and such up. And when I’m ready, I’ll definitely be posting more CC posts again.😉


Jadis in Charn, before entering Narnia and becoming the White Witch:

The Evil Queen



Tries to kill Snow White


Has a magic mirror

Sarah Hyland at the 2015 Emmy Awards. http://beautyeditor.ca/2015/09/21/emmy-awards-2015:

Queen Kako of Nanova


Still beautiful

Is afraid of Snow White

Giving and generous

Can travel through mirrors


Me: Hello, your Highness.

Queen Kako: Oh, just call me Kako, please.

M: Alright, Kako, thank you for allowing me to interview you today! To start off, tell me a bit about your family.

K: Well, I live with my Mom and my brother, O, in a giant castle. Mom is nice, she cares for me. Almost to much. She plans everything out for me. She does the same to O…

M: It seems that your mother is a bit…pushy. Bossy? I can’t quite find the right word.

K: *sighs* Yes, she is both pushy and bossy. But I can’t complain. She keeps us safe.

M: I heard from your brother that you enjoy painting. He says you’re up in your room all day. Is that true?

K: Yeah. It’s kind of my escape from all the trauma of the royal life. But sometimes, I’ll spy on people through the mirrors. That way, I know what’s going on without ever having left my room!

M: …Explain?

K: Well, I can travel around through the mirrors and reflections. My Mom has a giant mirror in the throne room and O has one in his room too. Plus there are many more scattered all over the castle.

M: Sounds fascinating. Does that also mean…?

K: Oh yes, I can be in different places at simultaneously. Of course, there needs to be light and reflection around in order to do that.

M: What else do you do around the castle? When you’re not up in your room?

K: We have a big art gallery on the east side. I love wandering around in there. Someday, I hope to have a painting hung in there. Not just a picture of me. *makes a face*

M: *laughs, then pauses* You seem…I don’t know how to put it…lonely?

K: *looks away* I…I try to hide it. I can’t let Mom see or she’ll force me to another party. She knows I don’t like them. It’s a kind of punishment.

M: You have O though, don’t you?

K: He’s been acting strange lately…ever since his journey to Woodcrest Wood. He seems…off.

M: I’m…sorry to hear that. I hope you get that sorted out soon. *mumbles* It may take a while, but…

K: Did you say something?

M: Oh, no, I just talk to myself sometimes is all. So, I’ll leave you with some parting questions. What is your favorite food?

K: Poached quail eggs with red sauce.

M: Sounds…tasty. Do you like music?

K: Yes, I love music. The few times I actually want to go out are when we go to the symphony. So beautiful…

M: Can you sing?

K: *laughs* Only when I want to upset anyone nearby.

M: *smiles* Thank you Kako. It’s been a pleasure.

K: The pleasure is all mine.


There you go! She’s a really sweet character, but terribly shy sometimes… Thank you so much for reading! And if you’ve been following these posts, I thank you too for all your likes and comments! This has been such a fun segment, and I can’t wait to share more characters someday soon!

Until next time!❤


Character Conversations: Prince O

Character Conversations

Hello bloggers! Today’s interview is with a very generic character…Or is he?


a-wandering-minstrel:    The prince by  Yuze Bai:

The Prince of a Fairytale (take your pick of which one!)



Usually saves the damsel in distress

Sometimes arrogant

Usually boring, if we’re being honest

Prince O:

Prince O of Nanova

Still brave and handsome

Bored of his life

Arrogant and challenging

But deep down, sweet

Anything but boring


Me: Welcome, Prince O!

Prince O: Thank you fair lady! I am pleased to meet you. *smiles flashing grin*

M: To get down to business, who exactly are you? And can I call you O?

O: *hesitates* I am crown Prince Olistair Oleander Octavious Oakenragemanrivergaze. The III. And yes, just call me O.

M: *bursts out laughing* I couldn’t quite catch that last name…*pants* Could you repeat it?

O: *rolls eyes* Hilarious. And no. Moving on?

M: *wipes tear* Okay, so. You’re royalty, right? So what’s it like?

O: *sighs* Horrible. Mother makes me wear these ridiculous outfits and pushes me to attend all these balls and parties and…Ugh!

M: Well…you are the most eligible man in all of Paramythi.

O: Oh really! Poppycock. The princes of Nell and Omorfia and Gorgona…All of them are just as fine as me!

M: *shrugs* Well, you kind of are… The prince.

O: Just because I rescued a girl from a poisoned apple doesn’t make me a better hero. And I won’t lie, she was super cute…

M: So if you don’t enjoy all the finery and such, what do you enjoy?

O: I’d much rather go on an adventure with my horse, Haypenny, and meet damsels in distress than attend all those stupid parliamentary meetings and junk. Just the other day, actually, I was thinking about heading over to Prink. I hear Princess Orinthia is more beautiful than they’re letting on…

M: *rolls eyes* You seem kind of…obsessed with all these girls…

O: What’s wrong with a girl or two? It’s not like I’d actually consider marrying them. Mother’s already arranged that.

M: *stares in disgust* Don’t you care?

O: I suppose I care a little…but as long as she’s nice and pretty, I think I’ll manage.

M: *shakes head* Moving on…Do you get along with your family?

O: Oh, well enough I suppose. Kako’s always up in her room, painting away, avoiding everyone. And mother…well…She’s not not unkind.

M: *tries to decipher sentence and gives up* Okay. Do they know of what happened in Woodcrest Wood?

O: *looks choked* Huh?

M: You met a…fairy was it? Of the ruder sort and you with your arrogance somehow made her mad and she cursed you and…

O: Are you trying to make me angry?

M: *eyes widen* No! I was just…saying…

O: No. They don’t. And I don’t plan on telling them. Let’s keep it that way.

M: *gulps* Fine by me. Parting questions now. Can you cook?

O: I’m a prince! I’ve never had the need to learn!

M: *glares* Have you ever been outside of Fanastasia?

O: Not that I remember…the farthest I went was Woodcrest Woods.

M: *looks away* Sorry. Do you dread being first in line for the throne?

O: *shrugs* I’m perfectly fine with it. I don’t look forward to the responsibility, but I’ll be married by then, so I’ll have a wife to help me.

M: Alright, thank you, O, for answering my questions!

O: *smiles* You’re most welcome.


He’s been a really fun character to write! He’s kind of laid-back but still mysterious… What do you think? Thanks for reading! Until next time!❤

Twinepathy // A Review

Books and Such (1)

Hey all! Today, I have a review of Twinepathy by C.B. Cook!🙂

Initial Reaction

*flails like a dying seal* I LOVE YOU SO MUCH. But seriously, like, where’s the next book?

“Albany and her twin sister, Brooklyn, have spent years successfully hiding their 26793603telepathic connection. But when a girl falls unconscious at their doorstep, the girls learn that they might not be the only people in the world with extraordinary powers and that a memory thief is on the loose. As the twins try to help the girl find her memories, they discover that the superhero world might be bigger—and more dangerous—than they ever imagined.”

High Lights
– All the action that’s happening! Everything is so well-paced!
– BLAZE. Enough said.
– Denver and Ezra’s relationship. *squeals with delight*
– The suspense! It was killing me the entire. time. *dies*
– Also Maddie’s adorable-ness.❤❤❤
– The amazing idea! I mean, memory theft? How awesome is that?!
Low Lights
– Virtually none, thought I may be a bit biased…🙂
– Albany did kinda do silly things sometimes, but it all worked out in the end.

Favorite Quotes
“She’s in the middle of something really important. What do I tell her?”
“Tell her she gets to hack into the CIA’s system. She won’t be able to pass that up.”

“I’d prefer silence and random jokes about the passing billboards and scenery, but I know how he likes music. I just hope he doesn’t start singing.”

“Antarctica. You know, that giant continent at the bottom of the earth that’s ruled by penguins and seals.”

“Can you please explain this?”
“That would ruin the suspense.”

C.B. Cook is a really talented author who can really transport you into a story. I actually followed the serial story of Twinepathy on her blog before she was published. I congratulate her on her success of publishing and I can’t wait to read on!