books · reviews

every last word: book review

Every Last Word // Tamara Ireland Stone genre: YA, contemporary, romance rating: ★★★★★ (5 stars) edition: hardcover, 368 pages publisher: Disney-Hyperion goodreads | amazon | barnes & noble | book depository If you could read my mind, you wouldn’t be smiling. Samantha McAllister looks just like the rest of the popular girls in her junior class. But hidden beneath… Continue reading every last word: book review

books · how to · lifestyle

how to edit your Instagram photos like a boss

Photo editing can make the biggest difference to an Instagram theme.  You can turn a totally ugly photo with bad lighting into a beautiful shining gem with a few taps on your mobile device.  As a proud and successful #Bookstagrammer, I can say that my photo editing skills are on par.  I get loads of… Continue reading how to edit your Instagram photos like a boss


moving on up: eighth grade memories

Graduating middle school is a big event in life, as low-key as it may seem.  We’re exiting a chapter from our life and entering into a new one. It’s safe to say that the majority of us who have “graduated” middle school have never looked back.  This year’s graduates probably don’t plan on it, either.… Continue reading moving on up: eighth grade memories

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the crown’s game: book review

The Crown’s Game // Evelyn Skye genre: YA Fantasy rating: ★★★★☆ pages: 399, hardcover publisher: Balzer + Bray, (May 17th, 2016) goodreads | barnes & noble | book depository | amazon Vika Andreyeva can summon the snow and turn ash into gold. Nikolai Karimov can see through walls and conjure bridges out of thin air. They are enchanters—the… Continue reading the crown’s game: book review

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with malice: book review

With Malice / / by Eileen Cook genre: YA Thriller pages: 320, paperback (ARC-format) rating: ★★★☆☆ publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers, June 7th, 2016 goodreads | barnes & noble | book depository | amazon It was the perfect trip…until it wasn’t. Eighteen-year-old Jill Charron wakes up in a hospital room, leg in a cast, stitches in her face and… Continue reading with malice: book review

lifestyle · movie reviews

me before you: movie review

For those of you who don’t know, I saw Me Before You the day after opening night…and I gotta say, it’s one of the best book-to-film adaptions I’ve seen in a while.  After the entire Shadowhunters TV incident (remember how horrified everyone was at the pilot?) and a failed The Fifth Wave screening, Me Before You was a pleasant ride… Continue reading me before you: movie review