Unpopular Bookish Opinions Book Tag

This week has been very busy and stressful for me; and, I do not feel like writing a full review since that takes hours before I am happy with it. Even though I may not want to write a book review, I, at least, want to write a post to make myself happy and accomplished since I will have completed my weekly goal for posting. So, I decided to do an oldie-but-goody book tag that was created long ago in the mystic land of BookTube. It is the UNPOPULAR OPINIONS BOOK TAG, and I find this so fun and intersting since one can learn so much about someone from their opinions! The reason I decided to do this tag is so you can learn a little bit more about me, and I have many opinions that I would like to share with all of you. You know what, let's just get into this controversial book tag!

Disclaimer: I do not mean to offend anyone if your favorite book or series is mentioned in this post. Everyone is allowed to have their own opinions, so I am only expressing my opinions, not hating on someo…

Book Review: Black Bird of the Gallows by Meg Kassel

*Received an advance reader copy in exchange for a fair review. This kindness in no way affects my opinions, and this review is honest.


"Reece leans forward, reaches for me, then drops his hand. 'I'd give anything to be a normal boy. To stay. Go to prom with you. But even one of the reasons why I'm drawn to you is because I'm attracted to death.'"
-Meg Kassel, Black Bird of the Gallows

3/5 stars
About everyone is afraid of the inevitable death that awaits one, unless if you are a harbringer of death, a beekeeper, or a scarecrow. This whole different world and everyone involved in it is unknown to everyone else until Angie Dovage, an outcast who has a troubled past, a love for music, and an obsession with her new next door neighbor Reece Fernandez, stalks and becomes a friend to the new guy Reece. With the new harbringer of death in her life, that includes more supernatural creatures like a beekeeper who is trying to bring destruction and chaos to the world a…

The Dreadful Tale of Prosper Redding by Alexandra Bracken

Foreword: I have received an ARC(Advanced Review Copy) of The Dreadful Tale of Prosper Redding from the publisher to do a honest review on it.

"I would say it's a pleasure to meet thee, Prosperity Oceanus Redding, but truly, I only anticipate the delights of destroying thy happiness."
-Alexandra Bracken, The Dreadful Tale of Prosper Redding

5/5 stars

In one of the oldest towns in America, Prosper Redding is celebrating Founder's Day with his family, and realizes something is brewing. Prosper is an outsider with no friends, a weird family, and now a fiend is living inside of him due to his more than great grandfather breaking a contract with Alastor, a fiend who wreaks havoc on the human world. Prosper's evil grandmother tries to kill him, which leads him to be rescued by a man said to be his Uncle Barnabas and his cousin Nell, who may be too helpful to his condition. He, then, enrolls in the local school, creates a whole new identity for himself, and finds himsel…

My Monthly Adventures: August 2017

I have decided to start a new segment on this blog called My Monthly Adventures. Since the school year is starting, it is the perfect time for me to begin this new addition to the post family. To start off this new segment, school has started(BOO and HOORAY), sleep has taken a step down on my list of things to do, and school work has flooded my life. Since this is a monthly update, I will tell you what I read and did this month.

For this month, I did a good amount of reading, but I did not read the best books on the bookshelves. I mostly gave books 3/5 star ratings and lower for most of the books I read, which is not normal.

I read...

1. What My Cat Has Taught Me About Life by Niki Anderson
4/5 stars
This was the first book I had completely read in August due to a really bad reading slump taking over my life and 180 pages was an easy enough task for me to complete. I did a blog post based on this book called The Meaning of Life...From a Cat, which is a discussion/ mini review of this s…

Book Review: Mask of Shadows by Linsey Miller

Foreword: I had received an ARC(Advanced Review Copy) of Mask of Shadows from the publisher to do a review on it. This kindness in no way affects my opinions or how I viewed the book. This review is to be honest and state my opinions on the matter.

"You shouldn't kiss people who could kill you."
- Linsey Miller, Mask of Shadows

4.5/5 stars

Linsey Miller writes her debut novel, Mask of Shadows, a wonderful book full of twists and turns, a gender-fluid character, and a story anyone could enjoy. It all starts one day while Sal is out robbing and flirting with rich ladies, and Sal steals a flier that grants them admission to a prestigious event for becoming the Queen's Opal with just a price of a life. Unlucky for Sal, they gets in, and survives through attempted assassinations and kills their competitors for a chance to become the desired position of Opal. It all goes perfectly to plan with Maud becoming a trusty friend and Elise becoming a love interest to Sal until sh…

Book Review: Traitor's Masque by Kenley Davidson

"Love that kills and destroys to protect itself is not love at all."
  - Kenley Davidson, Traitor's Masque

4/5 stars

Kenley Davidson retells a story of Cinderella, one of the most popular stories of all time, in Traitor's Masque, the first book in the Andari Chronicles. As it has been told before, Cinderella or Trystan, in this case, has two stepsisters, one dead father, one fully alive evil stepmother, and a charming prince ready to take her away with a drop of a shoe or a horse trinket. Unlike Cinderella, Trystan does not wait for her prince to come rescue her, but stumbles upon him one day when she has the freedom to ride her horse to Kingwood, a special spot her father and she used to visit. Once she gets lost and rides into an open field, she meets a mysterious man named Donevan who has a mysterious life, a bunch of stories, witty humor, and a way into Trystan's heart. But, this is before Tystan learns of a way to get her freedom through a betrayal of Princ…

Book Review: Secondborn by Amy A. Bartol

Foreword: I had received a free copy of Secondborn from the publisher to do a review on it. This kindness in no way affects my opinions or how I viewed the book. This review is to be honest and state my opinions on the matter.

2/5 stars

As it is today, one always rules over another individual. From a parent and child relationship to a president and citizen relationship, someone is always above someone else in society. This is no different in Bartol's Secondborn. Roselle St. Sismode, secondborn of her mother the Clarity of the Fate of Swords, has been watched since the day she born, and it is no different on Transition Day, which is the day she begins her never-ending journey to protect firstborns. On this day, Roselle meets Hawthorne who ends up becoming her love interest and savior when Agent Crows crosses paths with Roselle and when she is thrown into battle. Roselle has always been sharp-witted and independent, so when she started believing that there should be no social bounda…