ARC Review: The Color Project by Sierra Abrams

The Color Project by Sierra Abrams My rating: 3 of 5 stars Bernice Aurora Wescott has one thing she doesn't want anyone to know: her name. That is, until Bee meets Levi, the local golden boy who runs a charity organization called The Color Project. Levi is not at all shy about attempting to guess … Continue reading ARC Review: The Color Project by Sierra Abrams

ARC Review: The Library of Fates by Aditi Khorana

The Library of Fates by Aditi Khorana My rating: 4 of 5 stars No one is entirely certain what brings the Emperor Sikander to Shalingar. Until now, the idyllic kingdom has been immune to his many violent conquests. To keep the visit friendly, Princess Amrita has offered herself as his bride, sacrificing everything—family, her childhood … Continue reading ARC Review: The Library of Fates by Aditi Khorana

ARC Review: In 27 Days by Alison Gervais

In 27 Days by Alison Gervais My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars Hadley Jamison is shocked when she hears that her classmate, Archer Morales, has committed suicide. She didn't know the quiet, reserved guy very well, but that doesn't stop her from feeling there was something she could have done to help him. Hoping to … Continue reading ARC Review: In 27 Days by Alison Gervais

[Reblogged] I somehow read 150 books, and the year is only half over…

Inspiration for me on a reading slump!!

Beauty and the Bookish Blog


One of the questions that I have gotten a lot in the past couple of months, from people who follow me on bookstagram or twitter is primarily “How do you read so much/so quickly/Are you magic?” ( I lie, no one has even hinted at magic with me, which is kinda rude because really I might have some magic in me, but no).

I never really know what to say to people who say this, so I thought I would just do a blog post about how I read, and maybe that would help somebody out? Or really, if I get more questions like this I could just point them to this blog and that would work as an answer….yep, liking that idea already. 🙂

So the first thing you should know is that even though I’m not really competitive with other people, I am beyond competitive with myself. And…

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ARC Review: A.D.: After Death

A.D.: After Death by Scott Snyder My rating: 4 of 5 stars A.D.: After Death is set in a future where a genetic cure for death has been found and now, years later, one man starts to question everything, leading him on a mind-bending journey that will bring him face-to-face with his past and his … Continue reading ARC Review: A.D.: After Death

Review: Heroine Complex

Heroine Complex by Sarah Kuhn My rating: 4 of 5 stars Being a superheroine is hard. Working for one is even harder. Evie Tanaka is the put-upon personal assistant to Aveda Jupiter, her childhood best friend and San Francisco’s most beloved superheroine. She’s great at her job—blending into the background, handling her boss’s epic diva tantrums, … Continue reading Review: Heroine Complex

Mid-Year Book Freak Out Tag

I came across this tag through my friend Min who posted this on her blog.  It's a fun way to summarize the year so far without poring over challenges for a change. (Also, today is exactly mid-year as it is the 183rd day of the year!) 1. Best Book You’ve Read So Far in 2017? … Continue reading Mid-Year Book Freak Out Tag

Readathoning in July

In July, I was tempted to take part in so many reading challenges, but due to them being themed and me deciding to devote this month to reading galleys (why are there so many books releasing this month?!) I will be taking part in only two of them, both of which are readathons in which … Continue reading Readathoning in July

June 2017 Wrap-Up

Insert obligatory surprise over the passage of half a year here. Yes, I know it is almost a cliche to do this but I'll get it over with so that I don't bore you in the mid-year check-in that should be up in about, say, 2 days? My June goals were a bit different, with … Continue reading June 2017 Wrap-Up

ARC Review: And Then There Were Four

And Then There Were Four by Nancy Werlin My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars When a building collapses around five teenagers and they just barely escape they know something strange is going on. Little by little, the group pieces together a theory: Their parents are working together to kill them all. Is it true? And … Continue reading ARC Review: And Then There Were Four