The Evil Beings Tag + TDV

Hiya bookish people!

Wow, it has been hectic! I talked about my absence and stuff around earlier in the week, but I am hoping to say I will find it easier to blog soon since I will be going on End of Year leave. A quick update on what’s happening with me lately:

  • I fell asleep on Beth’s couch before school for a solid hour ( I go to her place before school )
  • I almost cried when I lost Uno
  • I finished my Wordpress site ! I am currently just doing a few tweaks to post banners but other then that, I will be on Wordpress at the beginning of November!
  • My friend from another school is being quite mean and I don’t think that our friendship can go much further. UPDATE: We agreed that we couldn't be friends anymore after a lot of events
  • I. Am. Not. Sleeping. I am trying but I just can’t! It is borderline painful.
  • I’m going to mention to one of my friends my speculations about a secret love interest…. Body language speaks volumes!

🌷 Some Reasons and Excuses As to Why I’m Not Commenting on Your Posts 🌷

All covers link to the Goodreads pages, my dudes!


A book that’s so sad and depressing that makes you cry

Well, this book isn’t necessarily depressing, but Nicholas Spark’s ‘The Choice’ always leaves me with a few snotty tissues. Oh, and Me Before You. They are both excellent pieces of work… at my emotional expense.

SYNOPSIS: Travis Parker has everything a man could want: a good job, loyal friends, even a waterfront home in small-town North Carolina. In full pursuit of the good life - boating, swimming , and regular barbecues with his good-natured buddies -- he holds the vague conviction that a serious relationship with a woman would only cramp his style. That is, until Gabby Holland moves in next door. Spanning the eventful years of young love, marriage and family, THE CHOICE ultimately confronts us with the most heartwrenching question of all: how far would you go to keep the hope of love alive?

SYNOPSIS: They had nothing in common until love gave them everything to lose .
Louisa Clark is an ordinary girl living an exceedingly ordinary life—steady boyfriend, close family—who has barely been farther afield than their tiny village. She takes a badly needed job working for ex–Master of the Universe Will Traynor, who is wheelchair bound after an accident. Will has always lived a huge life—big deals, extreme sports, worldwide travel—and now he’s pretty sure he cannot live the way he is.
Will is acerbic, moody, bossy—but Lou refuses to treat him with kid gloves, and soon his happiness means more to her than she expected. When she learns that Will has shocking plans of his own, she sets out to show him that life is still worth living.

The Umbridge
A book you hate with a passion and fire of a thousand hells

I have said this so many times, but Midnight Sun by Trish Cook. It was gross and yucky and blegh. If I can’t use that one, then an ARC I got sent on Netgalley called Wind and Glass, Fire and Stone by Quoleena Sbrocca. Ew.

🌷 ARC Review: Wind and Glass, Fire and Stone by Quoleena Sbrocca 🌷

SYNOPSIS: Seventeen-year-old Katie Price has a rare disease that makes exposure to even the smallest amount of sunlight deadly. Confined to her house during the day, her company is limited to her widowed father and her best (okay, only) friend. It isn't until after nightfall that Katie's world opens up, when she takes her guitar to the local train station and plays for the people coming and going.
Charlie Reed is a former all-star athlete at a crossroads in his life - and the boy Katie has secretly admired from afar for years. When he happens upon her playing guitar one night, fate intervenes and the two embark on a star-crossed romance.
As they challenge each other to chase their dreams and fall for each other under the summer night sky, Katie and Charlie form a bond strong enough to change them - and everyone around them - forever.

SYNOPSIS: This omnibus edition was released only as an Advanced Review Copy and is not available for purchase.

An author that sucks the money out of you ( I promise I can budget! )

Hmmm, let’s see. There’s Holly Black, Sarah J. Maas and Victoria Aveyard, and on occasion Cassandra Clare. Wait, you said “an” author?! Whoops!

Frankenstein's Monster
A book that doesn’t fit the title

I have to agree with Beck here, Turtles All the Way Down by John Green. Awesome book, but the title was misleading. ( I also have to borrow her GIF, it fits too well to ignore)

SYNOPSIS: It all begins with a fugitive billionaire and the promise of a cash reward. Turtles All the Way Down is about lifelong friendship, the intimacy of an unexpected reunion, Star Wars fan fiction, and tuatara. But at its heart is Aza Holmes, a young woman navigating daily existence within the ever-tightening spiral of her own thoughts.

Bloody Mary
A Historical Horror

I’m going for a blood sucking classic here; Dracula! For some reason, the original ( or one of them ) vampire story really intrigues me!

SYNOPSIS: A rich selection of background and source materials is provided in three areas: Contexts includes probable inspirations for Dracula in the earlier works of James Malcolm Rymer and Emily Gerard. Also included are a discussion of Stoker's working notes for the novel and "Dracula's Guest," the original opening chapter to Dracula. Reviews and Reactions reprints five early reviews of the novel. "Dramatic and Film Variations" focuses on theater and film adaptations of Dracula, two indications of the novel's unwavering appeal. David J. Skal, Gregory A. Waller, and Nina Auerbach offer their varied perspectives. Checklists of both dramatic and film adaptations are included.

The Boogie-Man
A classic children’s tale that you love

Any fairy-tale adaptation is the one for me! It is very rare that I find myself disliking a retelling. To name a few, I really enjoyed A Curse so Dark and Lonely, Sea Witch, and I can’t wait to read A House of Salt and Sorrows.

🌷 ARC Review: A Curse So Dark and Lonely 🌷

SYNOPSIS: Fall in love, break the curse.
Cursed by a powerful enchantress to repeat the autumn of his eighteenth year, Prince Rhen, the heir of Emberfall, thought he could be saved easily if a girl fell for him. But that was before he turned into a vicious beast hell-bent on destruction. Before he destroyed his castle, his family, and every last shred of hope.
Nothing has ever been easy for Harper. With her father long gone, her mother dying, and her brother constantly underestimating her because of her cerebral palsy, Harper learned to be tough enough to survive. When she tries to save a stranger on the streets of Washington, DC, she's pulled into a magical world.
Break the curse, save the kingdom.
Harper doesn't know where she is or what to believe. A prince? A curse? A monster? As she spends time with Rhen in this enchanted land, she begins to understand what's at stake. And as Rhen realizes Harper is not just another girl to charm, his hope comes flooding back. But powerful forces are standing against Emberfall . . . and it will take more than a broken curse to save Harper, Rhen, and his people from utter ruin.

SYNOPSIS: Everyone knows what happens in the end. A mermaid, a prince, a true love’s kiss. But before that young siren’s tale, there were three friends. One feared, one royal, and one already dead.
Ever since her best friend, Anna, drowned, Evie has been an outcast in her small fishing town. A freak. A curse. A witch.
A girl with an uncanny resemblance to Anna appears offshore and, though the girl denies it, Evie is convinced that her best friend actually survived. That her own magic wasn’t so powerless after all. And, as the two girls catch the eyes—and hearts—of two charming princes, Evie believes that she might finally have a chance at her own happily ever after.
But her new friend has secrets of her own. She can’t stay in Havnestad, or on two legs, unless Evie finds a way to help her. Now Evie will do anything to save her friend’s humanity, along with her prince’s heart—harnessing the power of her magic, her ocean, and her love until she discovers, too late, the truth of her bargain.

SYNOPSIS: In a manor by the sea, twelve sisters are cursed.
Annaleigh lives a sheltered life at Highmoor, a manor by the sea, with her sisters, their father, and stepmother. Once they were twelve, but loneliness fills the grand halls now that four of the girls' lives have been cut short. Each death was more tragic than the last—the plague, a plummeting fall, a drowning, a slippery plunge—and there are whispers throughout the surrounding villages that the family is cursed by the gods.
Disturbed by a series of ghostly visions, Annaleigh becomes increasingly suspicious that the deaths were no accidents. Her sisters have been sneaking out every night to attend glittering balls, dancing until dawn in silk gowns and shimmering slippers, and Annaleigh isn't sure whether to try to stop them or to join their forbidden trysts. Because who—or what—are they really dancing with?
When Annaleigh's involvement with a mysterious stranger who has secrets of his own intensifies, it's a race to unravel the darkness that has fallen over her family—before it claims her next.

A spooky book with a cutesy cover

People Like Us for sure! The cover gives you the impression that it will be a contemporary, maybe cute, prep school book. In reality, it’s a super intriguing thriller!

SYNOPSIS: Kay Donovan may have skeletons in her closet, but the past is past, and she's reinvented herself entirely. Now she's a star soccer player whose group of gorgeous friends run their private school with effortless popularity and acerbic wit. But when a girl's body is found in the lake, Kay's carefully constructed life begins to topple.
The dead girl has left Kay a computer-coded scavenger hunt, which, as it unravels, begins to implicate suspect after suspect, until Kay herself is in the crosshairs of a murder investigation. But if Kay's finally backed into a corner, she'll do what it takes to survive. Because at Bates Academy, the truth is something you make...not something that happened.

I tag

I won’t tag anyone since I know people are starting to get super busy with tags, but if you have the need to do a spooky tag, do this one and tag me so I can see your answers!

How are you guys? How is October treating you?

I come to you today with some really amazing news… I am a part of The Diamond Village! I have been invited to a team of awesome bloggers to become a part of this amazing project!

All of us bloggers will be playing a character in this Fantasy based village, and will be following a plot arc for you guys to follow along. We will be launching in late November, so please keep a sharp eye out for us! I will also send all my subscribers an email when we have gone live.

There is also an amazing opportunity for you guys! We will be hosting a blog tour, and I have gone ahead and embeded the google form for you to sign up below! You guys have about four days to fill this in, so please hurry so that we can guarantee you a spot!

More information following this event will come up soon! ;)

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  1. Hi Emmaaaaa! Ahahah I love this post! We missed the matter-of-fact yet enthusiastic Emma posts XD. I agree with you about Turtles All The Way Down- great book, but WHERE ARE THE TURTLES?? Heh 😂 ACSDAL (I'm too lazy to type it all out- queen of acronyms here) was really good too!! I CAN'T BELIEVE I HAVE TO WAIT SO LONG FOR THE NEXT BOOK. ASDFGHJKL so annoying!! But anyways, I read your review of the wind and fire book- the synopsis sounded so interesting!! but it was an epic fail!! I hate it when books like that happen *smh*.
    Anyways, awesome post! And thanks for mentioning TDV! <3

    1. Ugh yes, although I love the book, why is the title so darn long?!
      Why is wating time for books so long!?! Do they want me to die of anticipation!?
      I wish it wasn't such a fail, but alas.
      You're welcome! I'm just sorry I took so long to respond to your comment

  2. I loved your little update at the beginning! I've never played Uno but that must have been a pretty intense game to make you cry!! And I'm excited for your move to WordPress and I bet that took a lot of time so well done!! I'm sorry that one friend was being mean to you but I'm glad you've been able to stop talking and get away from that!!
    This tag is really cool, I love the monsters ahha!! I seen the movie for Me Before You and it certainly makes me feel emotional, it is so sad!!
    haha I love how many auto-buy authors you have and it is hard when you have loads because you have to keep up with them all, ahha!!
    And yes Turtles All The Way Down was incorrectly name and that gif is perfection, it made me laugh so much!!
    Wonderful tag!! <3

    1. Thank you - is it something you think I should do regularly?
      Uno is mean, and my friend group is super duper competitive so it gets very intense XD
      Thank you for your wonderful comment Sophie!

    2. Yes I would love it if you did it again!! I loved the update!!! ��
      Haha I totally understand getting competitive!!
      Of course ❤

    3. Awesome! Thank you!
      We bought an updated version as a group.... and it's even more chaotic.... lord help us

  3. Im so sorry to hear about your friendship and that you're still not sleeping. I know it's easier to say than do from experience but try not to get stressed about it - the tension just makes it even harder. I'm looking forward to your move to WordPress and it's amazing that you're part of that group, I heard a little about it the other day.

    I love this tag (: and your answers to it. I have a copy of Dracula but I still need to read it. And I somehow haven't read a single John Green book. Once I get the internet back (if they ever bother fixing it) I'll have to get one out of the online library. I still need to read People Like Us too but the cover does seem a bit misleading based on the blurb.

    1. Thank you, I can't figure out why I'm not sleeping well, it probably is just exams coming up and the end of year approaching so quickly.

      Thank you! I bought an awesome copy of Dracula second hand that looked so old fashioned and fancy but I leant it to someone and they never gave it back :/
      People Like Us is super duper misleading! But it is also very good!

    2. I really hope that you manage to start sleeping again soon. I had no idea what it was for me either as I wasn't really stressed - besides by my inability to sleep. I think for me it started due to the heatwave making me too hot to sleep then my panic about not being able to do so kept making it worse.

      Oh that sucks!! I can't believe someone would do that. Hopefully I'll get a chance to read it soon.

    3. <3 <3 <3
      Thank you!! I have slept better the past couple of nights so hopefully the streak continues!


    1. Ahahah of course I did! And it was super fun to complete so thank you for tagging me!


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