Currently Reading

Hello everyone! 🙂

Since I didn’t do a Friday reads post, I thought I update you all on the books that I’m currently reading. My reading has slowed down because of school work and actively involved in local charities, but I’ve been reading some pretty amazing books so far.

YOU by Caroline Kepness

You (You, #1)

I’m about 250 pages in, and I’m quite enjoying it. Though, I’m a little bit disappointed that it’s not creepy as I thought it would have been. BUT being in the main character’s narrative is fascinating, and often times confusing because I always see myself sympathizing with him.





The Fiery Heart by Richelle Mead

The Fiery Heart (Bloodlines, #4)

I’m only about 100 pages in but I can already tell that I might not enjoy this as I did the last book. Also, I wasn’t expecting it to be in dual point of views so that screams trouble.





What are you reading?




Hey everyone and welcome to another typical tag post! I will be doing the BFF book tag and I was tagged by Giovanna @bookcomablog! You should all check out her blog it’s AMAZING!

Now let’s get on with the tag!

SETTING THE EXAMPLE: a pair/group of book bff’s that you love?



Jason, Piper and Leo! I’ve only read the first book in the series but I ADORE the chemistry between these three. had. They never get mad at one another because they  understand what they’re going though, making them an amazing teamI can’t help but love a good trio.



CHILDHOOD BESTIE: Which book character would you like to grow up with?

This one is a weird one. I think it would have been awesome to grow up with Dorian (Throne of Glass). We both like to read, and he reminds me of my old childhood friend. He’s sweet, charming, hilarious and I think him and I would make a great duo.





FRENEMY: Which book character would bring out your competitive side?

Annabeth (Percy Jackson series) and I would deffinitly be frenemies. However, I would hate her because she’s perfect and she has Percy and I would just be jelly. BUT I would want to be friends with her with those same reasons.




FASHION GURU: Who would be the bestie whose closet you’d want to raid or would you want to go on a shopping spree with?



Isabella (The Mortal Instruments) is goals tbh.







THE BAD INFLUENCE: Which character would you want to commit a small act of rebellion with? (Go skinny dipping, sneak into a movie, have a drag race with, etc.)


YES! Rose (The Vampire Academy Series) would be partners in crime.





BLOOD BROTHERS: Which character would you want to be your surrogate big brother/sister? (You can do both if you want!)

I love how Ari and Janco (Poison Study Series) treat Yeleana. Although not by blood, theyb are amazing brothers to her and I would want someone like them to always have my back.






MOTHER HEN: Which character would you want to be by your side when you’re having a bad day to cheer you up?

All the characters call Sydney (Bloodlines series) the Mother Hen because she is always putting everyone before herself (also driving everyone around). Although she may be a little awkward about it, I think she can help put me in a good mood.





THE COUNSELOR: Which character would you go to for relationship advice (or) confide a secret to?

To be honest, I don’t know. I would go to Kestrel (Winner’s Curse) for relationship advice  (even though she got a lot of relationship problems), but I am not sure if I would confide a secret to her… She just seems like a person who would know more of how to deal with men. Though now I think about it, maybe I would confide a secret to her.





MORE THAN FRIENDS: Who would be your book bf/gf? (if you like both genders, you can choose one of each, but only one choice per gender!)


Simon (The Mortal Instruments)…oh Simon I love you. He’s witty, caring, selfless, and just a perfect human being.






Also, I hate to reuse a character but I would so date Isabella. She’s charming, feisty, powerful… like who wouldn’t want to date her?








What are some of your answers? Link your post or tell me in the comments!




Mini Review: Indigo Spell by Richelle Mead


Publication Date: 2013
Publisher: Penguin Group
Format: Hardback
Page Count: 402
Synopsis: In the aftermath of a forbidden moment that rocked Sydney to her core, she struggles to draw the line between her Alchemist teachings and what her heart is urging her to do.Then she finally tracks down the elusive, enigmatic Marcus Finch – a former Alchemist who the organization denies exists, and who lives in shadows, on the run. With Marcus’s help, Sydney realizes that the group she’s been loyal to her whole life has been hiding the truth from her. Is it possible that her golden lily tattoo might have more power over her than she thinks?



This was filled with angsty amazing, mysterious plot. I would never imagined Mead would transform this one simple yet addicting world to one that is complex. This was definitely the best book of the series. The book was a lot more elaborate, the romance was infuriating (in a good way) and I’m starting to care a lot more about ALL the characters.

Sydeny, although was sort of annoying and oblivious in the novel, she became a strong female protagonist. Not the type of strong where she possess strong physical abilities, but one where she has wisdom, logic, passion, and confidence. At the end of the book, I was literally screaming YAAAAAAAASSS the entire time.

Adrian, what a selfless, honest, amiable, witty character he is. He faced so much character development from book two of the Vampire Academy series like WOW. Now I get why people call him the dream guy… I would never imagine me saying that. Now, I understand why so many people adore him.

Mrs. Terwilliger… Wow from book one, I wasn’t really expecting her to be an essential character.

Jill is becoming less annoying. Maybe that’s because she had less lines than the rest of the characters.

Angeline.. no

Eddie… yes

Too bad this is a spoil free review because I REALLY want to talk more about the plot… but that’s alright, I’ll just write it down aggressively.





Horrible Fan Art Monday


Yes, I’m doing another meme type of thing. I am horrible at drawing…Probably the worst. On Instagram, Deviant, and Tumblr, I see these beautiful, vibrant drawing, making me extremely envious. I want to draw good. However, I discovered that I didn’t have the patience to do such task.

BUT. I do still like to draw(despite my lack of skill) and I thought this would be fun to share my HORRIBLE fan art to you all. SO I will share 1-3 fan art drawing every Monday! Because you know what, I can still do something I love, without being good at it. 🙂

Today I will only be showing one horrible fan art.

I present to you…

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Sydney Sage.

I recently been reading the Bloodlines series, and for some odd reason I wanted to draw Sydney.

Believe it of not, but the most time consuming thing was the eyes. I then discovered that drawing eyes sucks and I didn’t bother to fix them no more. Though, they kind of look like demon eyes.  I think the nose looks decent, but the mouth looks like I didn’t even try (which is kind of true). The Lily was to difficult to draw so I kind of BSed it. The hair… I just scribbled cause I forgot what her hairstyle is.

Well I hope you guys enjoyed this.

If you want you guys can tell me what character I should ruin for you next;)

Happy reading:)





Book Review: The Golden Lily


Publication Date: 2012
Publisher: Penguin Group
Format: Paperback
Page Count: 412
Synopsis: Sydney would love to go to college, but instead, she’s been sent into hiding at a posh boarding school in Palm Springs, California – tasked with protecting Moroi princess Jill Dragomir from assassins who want to throw the Moroi court into civil war. Formerly in disgrace, Sydney is now praised for her loyalty and obedience, and held up as the model of an exemplary Alchemist.

When a shocking secret threatens to tear the vampire world apart, Sydney’s loyalties are suddenly tested more than ever before. She wonders how she’s supposed to strike a balance between the principles and dogmas she’s been taught, and what her instincts are now telling her.


Oh my goodness.

Richelle Mead possess this special talent; she can make readers feel things easier than spreading butter. She can take your heart in the palm of her hands and tickle it, teasing you into submission.

Okay maybe that sounded a tad bit exaggerated but this book may it seem that way.

The book was A LOT better than the first. There was a bigger battle scene, more elaborate plotting, secrets that the readers are begging to uncover.

I completely regret not reading the Bloodlines series sooner. It’s probably my BIGGEST reading regret.

Palm Springs is starting to become a paramount spot for our “family.” There’s an ample amount of secrets that were revealed–and some betrayal, and there’s more to come soon. I found myself knowing one thing, and although I was right, it was much more wearisome. Mead creates this “no one is safe” environment, and as a reader, those are the most thrilling aspects of a book.

This series is starting to triumph my love for the Vampire Academy series.

The character development…OH the character development it hurts. Sydney, who before, I didn’t care about her at all, is becoming something special. Mead knows something, something about Sydney, and she’s just playing with the readers mind. I’m coming up with crackpot theories, desperately trying to figure out where the story is going to go.

And this is only book 2 out of 6.

I’m glad to see that Richelle Mead is taking her time developing Sydney. During her entire life, she was taught these specific beliefs and although she’s questioning them, she’s not going to automatically change them. It makes her character feel real.

Adrian.. ohh Adrian. You took my heart. The young Moroi has finally did something that I was trying to prevent. The way he treats Sydney, better than a lot of paranormal/urban fantasy male love interest treats the female protagonist, just warms my freezing heart.

“He shouldn’t have said that,” repeated Adrian, eerily serious. He leaned his face toward mine. “I don’t care if he’s not the emotional type or the complimentary type or what. No one can look at you in this dress, in all that fire and gold, and start talking about anachronisms. If I were him, I would have said, ‘You are the most beautiful creature I have ever seen walking this earth.”

Adrian, you are the most beautiful creature I have ever seen walking this earth.

Okay enough about gushing about Adrian.

My only complaint in this book would be that again, there’s still a lot of filler. Although I do tend to like Richelle Mead’s filler, it can sometimes get a little much.

People tell me that the Indigo Spell is the best one in the series. I hope the world and characters becomes much more complex.




Friday Reads


Let’s start the new year by reading some amazing (hopefully) books.


Indigo Spell by Richelle Mead 

The Indigo Spell (Bloodlines, #3)

If you’ve read my past reviews, you all probably know how excited I am to continue on in this series. Fans say this one is the best, so my expectations are going to be pretty high!

   2. Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes   Falling Kingdoms (Falling Kingdoms, #1)

I’m excited to finally start this series. I’ve heard that there are amazing characters in an addicting world. I hope I become a fan!

What books are you guys going to read this weekend?



Review: BloodLines by Richelle Mead


Publication Date: 2011
Publisher: Penguin Group
Format: Hardback
Page Count: 421
Synopsis:When Sydney is torn from her bed in the middle of the night, at first she thinks she’s still being punished for her complicated alliance with dhampir Rose Hathaway. But what unfolds is far worse. Jill Dragomir – the sister of Moroi Queen Lissa Dragomir – is in mortal danger, and the Moroi must send her into hiding. To avoid a civil war, Sydney is called upon to act as Jill’s guardian and protector, posing as her roommate in the unlikeliest of places: a human boarding school in Palm Springs, California. The last thing Sydney wants is to be accused of sympathizing with vampires. And now she has to live with one.


When I tell people that I adore the Vampire Academy series, many ask me if I’ve read the Bloodlines series. Embarrassment plants itself on my face, because I’ve never read any of Richelle Mead’s other books. I call myself a proud fan of her work, I call myself a proud fan of the Vampire Academy series, yet I fail to even read the spin off series.

Finally, after years of the first book being published, I read the first book in the Bloodlines series. People tell me that this series is much better than the Vampire Academy series–in which I thought it was already perfect–and I was hoping those accusations were correct.

After finally reading it, I say that this series has much potential to become even greater than the Vampire Academy Series.

At first, I thought I wasn’t going to like Bloodlines because, well, there’s no Christian Ozera in the first book, Sydney was the protagonist, and I thought that the Alchemists weren’t that interesting to deserve a series about them

And Oh boy I was completely wrong.

Sydney has been starting to grow on me. In the Vampire Academy series, she was a character who was just well there. But being in her life, her head, I’ve gained so much respect for her. The character development was just appalling (in a good way of course).

Sydney’s beliefs also serves a role in her character and in the story, She believes that magic is unnatural, and that it defies the rules of science and life. I like how Richelle Mead presents these beliefs. Usually in YA, characters will have these beliefs, but once some hot guy shows them their cool magic, they automatically discard their ethics. However, Sydney is not just hesitant but terrified being in the same room as magic, no matter how hot the guy is.

Another thing I like about the story is how complex it is…much more complex than the VA world in my opinion. New conflicts come into play, such as the new Laws Queen Lissa is presenting, suspicious killing occurring that people are questioning that may not be because of the deadly species strigoi, and the new conflict surrounding the spirit element. Also with all these situations, Sydney has to protect princess jailbait I mean princess Jill Dragomir by going to a boarding school, where even more conflicts occurs. While doing that, she has to make sure she doesn’t get any more trouble with the alchemist…Sydney’s life is a never ending thrill ride.

I know a lot of people who doesn’t like the first book because there’s a lot of filler chapters/conflicts. Although thinking about it right now I agree, I personally never even noticed while reading.

Speaking of the Alchemist, they are quite interesting in this book. They’re harsh and prideful, at least the ones we’ve met so far. They’re tattoos are also fascinating and like how powerful they are.  They are just not about picking up after the Dhampirs after the killed a strigoi, but there’s much more to them.

I’m also starting to like Adrian more. One of my close friends think that he can be my lost twin. Although he’s a bit silly and immature, I see myself in him a lot. I also like the relationship between Adrian and Sydney. I can tell that their relationship is going to develop slooowllyy. I can’t wait for that.

My only complaint about the book is how long it took me to get into it. The beginning was slow and it wasn’t until they settled down at the boarding school that I started to enjoy it (it was only about 60 pages I believe).

Overall, the story still had all the Richelle Mead humor, amazing characters, cool plot that I’ve grown to love. I can’t wait to see what else the series has in store!