Currently Reading & TBR For The Near Future

Currently Reading & TBR For The Near Future

Hello bookworms! I am here today with a post all about what book I am currently reading and some books I’ve recently acquired that I’m planning on reading soon! I wanted to do this because I feel like I never talk to you guys about the book I’m currently reading unless you follow me on other social medias like bookstagram or goodreads! So I thought I’d share!

I am currently reading a fairly new release, Wintersong by S. Jae-Jones.

I was seeing this around instagram, read the synopsis and was instantly hooked! The next time I was at the bookstore I picked it up! Now I am 200+ pages in and its super interesting and different! I am hoping to finish it before the end of the month! Has anyone else read Wintersong? If so, let me know if you liked it or not! (Without spoilers of course)

Now to talk about the books I need to get to in the next month or so!

If you know me or have been following my blog for a while, you know, or can tell by the fact that I’ve never made a monthly or season TBR post, that I don’t make TBR’s because I am a mood reader. I have one huge TBR of what I want to read in my life, but I don’t set lists on what to read, I just pick up what I want. That being said, I’ve bought some pretty awesome sounding books this month and I KNOW that they’ll be the next ones I pick up!

Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Khalil was unarmed.

Soon afterward, his death is a national headline. Some are calling him a thug, maybe even a drug dealer and a gangbanger. Protesters are taking to the streets in Khalil’s name. Some cops and the local drug lord try to intimidate Starr and her family. What everyone wants to know is: what really went down that night? And the only person alive who can answer that is Starr.

But what Starr does or does not say could upend her community. It could also endanger her life.
First of all the book is a diverse read and of a topic I’ve never read, or even see a YA book about which is so important. Also its been getting noting but raving reviews and has over 4.7 stars on goodreads. It’s on my shelf so why not pick it up next?

Jo Montfort is beautiful and rich, and soon—like all the girls in her class—she’ll graduate from finishing school and be married off to a wealthy bachelor. Which is the last thing she wants. Jo secretly dreams of becoming a writer—a newspaper reporter like the trailblazing Nellie Bly.

Wild aspirations aside, Jo’s life seems perfect until tragedy strikes: her father is found dead. Charles Montfort accidentally shot himself while cleaning his revolver. One of New York City’s wealthiest men, he owned a newspaper and was partner in a massive shipping firm, and Jo knows he was far too smart to clean a loaded gun.
The more Jo uncovers about her father’s death, the more her suspicions grow. There are too many secrets. And they all seem to be buried in plain sight. Then she meets Eddie—a young, brash, infuriatingly handsome reporter at her father’s newspaper—and it becomes all too clear how much she stands to lose if she keeps searching for the truth. Only now it might be too late to stop.
The past never stays buried forever. Life is dirtier than Jo Montfort could ever have imagined, and the truth is the dirtiest part of all.
And the next book I’m planning on reading is These Shallow Graves! I recently got it in a bookoutlet purchase and it just seems super mysterious and its also set in New York, the greatest city in the world! (anyone catch the Hamilton reference?😉)

If you have read any of these books please let me know if you enjoyed them, I’d love to chat! Also, let me know what you are currently reading! Are you liking it so far?

I also have a bookstagram, it’s EmmaTheBookLover, if you didn’t know, and feel free to add me on goodreads!

Beauty And The Beast Movie Gush!

Beauty And The Beast Movie Gush!

Well, I think the most accurate words to describe how I’m feeling right now are blown away.

I just got back from the movies and saw none other than, Beauty and the Beast.

Do I even need to address the fact that it was an amazing movie? We all knew it was going to be, but it still managed to exceed my expectations.

Like the live action Cinderella, they added more into Beauty and the Beast, but it was all perfectly necessary. The songs, the back story, the magic, it all added to the story in the best way possible.

The cast was already perfect in my mind when they were each announce but what hinge everyone on screen, especially Emma, just gave me chills. Each and every one of them were perfect for their roles.

I was already in love with the story of Beauty and the Beast before and now the songs are just rolling through my head even more! It was just so magical, it makes me want to hop on a plane and fly to Disney World asap (even though I’m always up for that!)

If you aren’t already panning on seeing Beauty and the Beast, buy your tickets now, you don’t want to miss it!

If you have seen the movie already, how did you like it? Which song was your favourite?

Also, just a reminder I’m on Goodreads (click here), and my Bookstagram is EmmaTheBookLover!

Zenn Diagram ARC Review!

Zenn Diagram ARC Review!

Title: Zenn Diagram

Author: Wendy Brant

Rating: ★★★★.5

Goodreads Synopsis: 

Eva Walker is a seventeen-year-old math genius. And if that doesn’t do wonders for her popularity, there’s another thing that makes it even worse: when she touches another person or anything that belongs to them — from clothes to textbooks to cell phones — she sees a vision of their emotions. She can read a person’s fears and anxieties, their secrets and loves … and what they have yet to learn about calculus. This is helpful for her work as a math tutor, but it means she can never get close to people. Eva avoids touching anyone and everyone. People think it’s because she’s a clean freak — with the emphasis on freak — but it’s all she can do to protect herself from other people’s issues.

Then one day a new student walks into Eva’s life. His jacket gives off so much emotional trauma that she falls to the floor. Eva is instantly drawn to Zenn, a handsome and soulful artist who also has a troubled home life, and her feelings only grow when she realizes that she can touch Zenn’s skin without having visions. But when she discovers the history that links them, the truth threatens to tear the two apart.

My (spoiler free!) Thoughts:

Let me start off by saying that I was so pleasantly surprised by this book. I used to be super into contemporaries but only read ones I’m really interested in now, so picking this one up, not knowing what to expect from it and in the end really enjoying it was awesome! Eva Walker, the main character is a nerdy math lover who, at first, I didn’t really think I’d loved but I actually enjoyed her a lot. Zenn, the artsy love interest was adorable, but what made the book was their relationship. I find myself not often shipping the couples presented in many books but these guys, I loved!

The writing was simple, but not boring or juvenile. There was also a bit of humour which just positively added to the lightheartedness of the book in general.

The plot was fast paced, and because the book wasn’t particularly long there was never a time where I was bored or wanting to put it down. It was almost predictable at some times and dint quite give me the wow effect so that’s why it wasn’t a full 5 stars for me. But it delivered way more than expect, that’s why I settled on 4.5/5 stars as my rating, it deserved that.

Zenn Diagram comes into stores on April 4th so don’t forget to head to the bookstore and pick it up then, I would highly recommend for a quick spring break read!

*I was generously accepted for a review copy of Zenn Diagram from the publisher through NetGalley so thank you!* 

And a few reminders, in my last post I announced a Q&A that I’ll be doing this weekend so don’t forget to stop by there and ask me a question!

Also, if you haven’t heard, I have a bookstagram for my blog now! It is EmmaTheBookLover, if you want to check it out!

February Wrap Up and Book Haul

February Wrap Up and Book Haul

For starters, I cannot believe it is already March, it’s crazy! But I am here today with my February Wrap Up and Book Haul! February was crazy good for me. I talked a little about this in my Spontaneous Post Of Excitement, but I was really active in the blogging community and read a ton, seven books to be exact, and that puts me back on schedule with my goodreads goal (not that I was worried about it or anything). Also along with reading a lot I also read some phenomenonal books, and have some new favourites even, so February was pretty good to me. 😉

What I Read:

A Darker Shade Of Magic by V.E. Schwab – ★★★★★

My first read of the month I read in only a few hours and that was, A Darker Shade Of Magic. I think I’ve raved enough about this series on here that we all know how much I love this book, the sequel, and third book. The world, characters, plot… Everything is perfect, I’m in love. If you are a fan of fantasy in general, I would highly suggest giving this series a go, although you are probably seeing it everywhere with everyone reading ACOL right now. 😉

A Gathering Of Shadows by V.E. Schwab – ★★★★★

Then, how could I not read the sequel of ADSOM right away? It was phenomenal, of course. It definitely didn’t have second book slump. The world, characters and relationships were all fleshed out even more and AH THAT ENDING. Once I’m done A Conjuring Of Light I’m going to do a whole post about how much I love this series.

The Princess Saves Herself In This One by Amanda Lovelace – ★★★★★

Next I picked up some poetry, and WOW. If you read my review, you would already know that I fell in love with this book. I related so much it was crazy. This is definitely for fans of poetry collections such as Milk & Honey, if you want to read my in depth thoughts you can click here for my review.

I Love My Love by Reyna Biddy – ★★★

Another poetry collection I read was I Love My Love, and although I enjoyed some of the poems I just didn’t connect to them the same way I did to the ones in The Princess Saves Herself In This One or other collections I’ve read in the past. Still enjoyable enough though!

Everything Reminds You Of Something Else by Elana Wolff – ★★

Next I picked up another (yes, another) poetry collection. Everything Reminds You Of Something had a promising synopsis and title but in the end didn’t really deliver. I was confused a lot of the time and felt no organization throughout the book. It just wasn’t for me.

Caraval by Stephanie Garber – ★★★

Then I read a book that was one of my most anticipated books of the year, Caraval, and was tragically not a fan for many reasons. The potential was there and I didn’t hate it but if you want to read all my thoughts click here for my full review.

Neon Soul by Alexandra Elle – ★★★★

And last but not least I read Neon Soul by Alex Elle, another poetry collection and I was pleasently surprised. The poems made me feel and relate and I enjoyed the style of poetry a lot. I am definitely going to be reading some of her other books asap. Also after reading Neon Soul I followed Alexandra on Instagram and I just absolutely adore her and her account.

*disclaimer, The Princess Saves Herself In This One, I Love My Love, Everything Reminds You Of Something Else and Neon Soul were all ARC provided to be by Netgalley and the publishers, so thanks to them!*

What I Bought:

I only bought three books his month (although I have a 5 book order from bookoutlet coming which I’ll include in my March haul oops hehe) so I think that’s pretty good since most of it was covered by a gift card I still had from Christmas!

Like I said before, this month was just extra good for me when it comes to books and blogging and I’m looking forward to March!

I’m also halfway through A Conjuring Of Light, which has been taking me a bit longer since I was super busy this past week with school, but I die on every page it is phenomenal. I think I’m going to cry in the end solely based on the fact that the series is over.

Also, if you didn’t see my last post, I made a bookstagram! I am @EmmaTheBookLover, and if you have a bookstagram make sure to leave your @ below so I can follow you!

I’m also constantly on goodreads, so if you wanted to add me click here to keep up with my reading throughout the months!

Now, what about you guys? Did you have a good reading month? What was your favourite read/buy?