Review: Crush by Tracy Wolff


Everything feels off—especially me. I’ve returned to Katmere Academy, but I’m haunted by fragments of days I have no recollection of living and struggling to understand who, or what, I really am.

Just when I start to feel safe again, Hudson is back with a vengeance. He insists there are secrets I don’t know about, threatening to drive a wedge between Jaxon and me forever. But far worse enemies are at our doorstep.

The Circle is caught in a power play and the Vampire Court is trying to drag me out of my world and into theirs. The only thing Hudson and Jaxon agree on is that leaving Katmere would mean my certain death.

And not only am I fighting for my life, but now everyone else’s is at stake—unless we can defeat an unspeakable evil. All I know is that saving the people I love is going to require sacrifice.

Maybe more than I’m able to give.

Favorite Lines:

“I may not be a vampire or a warlock, but that doesn’t mean I’m just going to lie down and let ‘the menfolk’ make decisions about my life for me.”

*I didn’t keep track of any quotes besides that one because I got too focused on the story and forgot!*

My Opinion:

I can’t believe it!!!!!!!!!!! At first I didn’t know where this book was going to go but once I got into it, I saw the direction it was going and it was like ACOTAR all over again! Crush is the second book in Wolff’s Crave series. I recently got into the series about a month ago and was lucky that Crush was coming out soon after. Unfortunately for me, Wolff has left us all hanging and now I am dying to read the next book because I really need some closure about certain situations (if you read the book, you’ll find out).

Without spoiling anything, I am upset that Wolff wrote such a cute love story in the first book and due to certain situations in this book, we hardly see any Grace and Jaxon together. For my little romantic craving heart, this just simply won’t do.

We finally get to see Hudson after just hearing about him and what he was like from the last book considering he was/is dead. I feel like that was an interesting addition and I almost wonder if Wolff planned it all along or if after she finished the first book, she decided to take the story in a new direction. It almost seemed set up perfectly in the first book just to take a 180 this book. If it is anything like ACOTAR, there better be a good reason that we are moving in this direction.

Wolff did an amazing job writing this story and I am beyond excited to read the next book in the series…too bad it doesn’t come out until March. I’ll just have to wait and suffer until then. As a total side note, can we just talk about how aesthetic this cover is.


Overall, I really enjoyed this book. Despite the lack of romance, I might have enjoyed this book more than the first on in the series due to the creative storyline. I am literally dying to read the next book in the series and if you read this series as well, you will see why. Until next time, happy reading!




Review: Midnight Sun by Stephenie Meyer


When Edward Cullen and Bella Swan met in Twilight, an iconic love story was born. But until now, fans have heard only Bella’s side of the story. At last, readers can experience Edward’s version in the long-awaited companion novel, Midnight Sun.

This unforgettable tale as told through Edward’s eyes takes on a new and decidedly dark twist. Meeting Bella is both the most unnerving and intriguing event he has experienced in all his years as a vampire. As we learn more fascinating details about Edward’s past and the complexity of his inner thoughts, we understand why this is the defining struggle of his life. How can he justify following his heart if it means leading Bella into danger?

Favorite Lines:

“Her existence alone was excuse enough to justify the creation of the entire world.”

“And now everything was chaos and tumult. Yet I wouldn’t trade it. I didn’t want the life that made sense. Not if the chaos meant that I could be with Bella.”

My Opinion:

Midnight Sun is technically book five in The Twilight Saga but it is the first book from Edward’s point of view. If you have followed me along in any of my other reviews, you’ll know by now that I am a sucker for POV changes, especially when it comes from the male main character in a ship.

I was waiting for this book to come out forever. I had read the draft that Meyer had posted to her blog before deciding to come back and release an actual novel after the initial leak. Usually, I finish a book in one sitting because I can’t keep my hands off of it but I actually took my time with this one. I think because it was so bittersweet to read. I remember reading Twilight back in my high school days and going to midnight premieres with my friends. I grew up when the series was super popular, and bookstores couldn’t keep the books on the shelves.

I’ve always admired Meyer’s writing style and the certain elegance to it. I reread all of the Twilight books probably every couple of years just to get lost in them again and this book was no exception.

As I said previously, this book is from Edward’s point of view and literally fed my greedy heart everything I could ever want. I take that back, because now I want the rest of the books from his point of view too. But I loved loved loved this book. The insight into Edward’s mind is fascinating. We get to see the world he lived in and how deep his feelings for Bella really ran.

I have literally 0 complaints about this book. It was everything I wanted it to be and then some.


Overall, I really loved this book. I am praying to the powers that be that Meyer changes her mind and decides to do the rest of the books from Edward’s point of view. If you have read the Twilight series, this is a must read. And if you haven’t read the series yet… well then I suggest you get on that.


Midnight Sun


Review: Love Costs by E.B. Roshan


Love is a choice.

She’s Tur. He’s Sevian. She’s is stuck in a refugee camp. He’s working for the people who put her there. With three years of war and a fifteen-foot fence between them, finding happiness together seems impossible. But Radoslav can’t get the girl with the pink hair–or her missing cat–out of his mind.

Favorite Lines:

“My grandma told me that God gave us trouble in this life to make us better people. To prepare us for Heaven.”

“It means the feeling you get when you’re better off where you are, but you’ve left your heart somewhere else.”

My Opinion:

I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for my honest opinion.

Love Costs is a love story that follows a refugee as she finds herself in a life or death situation and the man who loves her and offers to marry her to save her.  I was actually surprised about how cute this story was. It was well written and had a diverse amount of characters. The plot keeps you engaged despite being a novella rather than a full story.

There were a lot of historical parallels in here. It’s been awhile since I have had to learn about anything from history but even with what is going on in society today, you can draw parallels.

I don’t know how I felt about the relationship. On one hand I thought it was cute and realized it came from a place of innocence but I couldn’t shake the feeling that the situation was being taken advantage of. Clearly Radoslav has genuine feelings for Dunya, but she didn’t really have any other choice other than to marry him if she wanted to live.


Overall, this would not have been my normal reading choice but I enjoyed it nonetheless. If you like romances that reflect real-world problems and have touches of religion thrown in, then this book is for you.


Love Costs


Books I am Looking Forward to Reading in 2021

The books I am most looking forward to reading in 2021 are listed below in no particular order. Keep your eyes on the lookout for these series and enjoy!

A Court of Silver FlameA Court of Silver Flames by Sarah J. Maas

Nesta Archeron has always been prickly-proud, swift to anger, and slow to forgive. And ever since being forced into the Cauldron and becoming High Fae against her will, she’s struggled to find a place for herself within the strange, deadly world she inhabits. Worse, she can’t seem to move past the horrors of the war with Hybern and all she lost in it.

The one person who ignites her temper more than any other is Cassian, the battle-scarred warrior whose position in Rhysand and Feyre’s Night Court keeps him constantly in Nesta’s orbit. But her temper isn’t the only thing Cassian ignites. The fire between them is undeniable, and only burns hotter as they are forced into close quarters with each other.

Meanwhile, the treacherous human queens who returned to the Continent during the last war have forged a dangerous new alliance, threatening the fragile peace that has settled over the realms. And the key to halting them might very well rely on Cassian and Nesta facing their haunting pasts.

Against the sweeping backdrop of a world seared by war and plagued with uncertainty, Nesta and Cassian battle monsters from within and without as they search for acceptance-and healing-in each other’s arms.

Expected Publication: February 16, 2021

A Court of Silver Flames

CovetCovet by Tracy Wolff

The third book in the smash hit Crave series will not disappoint—full of shocking twists, high-stakes romance, and deep fantasy lore, it’ll be a must-have for die-hard series fans and new readers alike.

Expected Publication: March 2, 2021


The crown of gilded bones preview coverThe Crown of Gilded Bones by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Synopsis Coming Soon!

Expected Publication: April 2021

A Crown of Gilded Bones

Grace and GloryGrace and Glory by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Trinity Marrow has lost the battle and her beloved Protector. Even with both demons and Wardens on her side, Trin may not win the war against the Harbinger.

Bringing Lucifer back to the world to fight the Harbinger is probably a really, really bad idea, but they’re out of options—and the world’s ultimate fallen angel is the only being powerful enough to impact the outcome.

As Trin and Zayne form a new and more dangerous bond and Lucifer unleashes Hell on earth, the apocalypse looms and the world teeters on the end of forever. Win or lose, one thing is certain—nothing will ever be the same. 

Expected Publication: June 1, 2021

Grace and Glory

Review: The Damned Society: Smoke & Mirrors by L.J. Elliott


Lexia Luccen is a seventeen-year-old girl with a fiery power that is slowly destroying the last fragments of her sanity. Having lost her abusive father, Lexia is left scarred from the way he treated her and by the grief of his death. When she accidentally uses her ability to create a devastating explosion that takes many lives, she is moved from her life of solitude into the hectic youth facility that is Lucida.

Lucida is no ordinary youth facility. It is a secretly run technological agency for supernatural wayward youth, set up to teach them how to control their abilities after they have caused disturbances in society. These youths think that once they have been reformed, they will be freed. However, the truth is a very different story.

Lies, love, and more death await Lexia at Lucida, and she soon realizes that this facility is not quite what it seems. Now she knows she must make a choice: does she finally give up to the darkness that slowly consumes her—like her father did—or does she follow the firestorm that runs through her veins and for once in her life, battle for something?

Time is running out. Lexia needs to make her decision fast, before Lucida makes it for her.

Favorite Lines:

I was speeding through this book and didn’t keep track!!!

My Opinion:

I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for my honest opinion.

The Damned Society: Smoke and Mirrors follows Lexia as she finds herself at a secret facility that is supposed to help her control her powers after she accidentally blows up her college. This was a really creative story and the world that Elliott created in her writing was utterly unique.

I don’t know what it was but there was something about the writing that had it coming off as…choppy? I think it could have flowed better. There’s a lot of use of commas in one sentence and a lot of the sentences started with the same word repetitively.

I wish there had been a bit more romance. I felt like I kept getting a little taste but never more than that. I was constantly flipping the page waiting for it to happen and it never quite got there.


Overall, this was an enjoyable book. What made it so good was the creative universe Elliott created. If you like action, supernaturals, danger, and romance then this book is for you. Happy reading!

The Damned Society: Smoke and Mirrors