Book Review: Little Women by Louise May Alcott


This is a classical novel. Finally right? This is one of the few classic novels that I have read and love, and understand that I’m not a huge fan of real life issues. This book centers around 4 sisters living in a time of war and poverty. There is love, adventure, family, fear, and death in this book. It doesn’t look like much but once you get into it, you can’t help but fall in love and feel for these sisters.

A small hint of a spoiler if you have not read this book…

Don’t get close to Beth. Or try not to.

The four sisters are: Tomboy Jo, Motherly Meg, Gentle Beth and Delicate Amy. You get the chance to follow them from children to adulthood, where each learn in there own way that family never breaks apart and it’s the one thing you need when everything is going dark.

For those of you who don’t know. This book is also a movie and I can tell you that the movie is just as good as the book. ❤


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Book Review: The Iron King By Julie Kagawa

I’m not even going to explain where I have been this time. Just trust me when I say, I had a good reason to not be around and even though I’m not feeling better, I’m here. I’ve read a ton of books since my last post. So let me get started with the first one.


When I started reading this book, I had no idea what it would be about besides fairies. And my god. It was great! I read this in pretty much one day. It was amazing. The story line is great, the characters are amazing, the plot is fantastic and keeps you at the edge of your seat. It was amazing. There’s not much I can say about this book without giving it away entirely.

This book gives you twists like no tomorrow and you fall in love with each character no matter how bad they are and how wrong they are. They become people you know and what to keep knowing. The confused and afraid Meghan, The Icy Ash, Playful and Daring Puck, Mysterious Grimalkin… And much more. 

I literally cannot stop raving about this book, I know that they fifth book was just released and I can guarantee that I’ll be buying and reading them all. ❤

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Advice??? Or Just Hear Me Rant

I haven’t had a long angry rant in a while. Just recently my boss came in to attempt to make me sign a write up slip. Which no. I didn’t sign. And I’m not going to.

For those of you who don’t know, I work at an animal hospital and I basically babysit the pets. My shift ends at 6pm and the following shift does not start until 6am. Meaning dogs are alone for 12 hours to sleep. It’s a ritual that I give everyone water before I leave so that they won’t go thirsty. That day we had a dog that is well known for drink water as quickly as she breathes air. That night, I did my usual. Gave everyone water and left for the night.

My boss came in today and told me that Thursday morning (the morning after my Wednesday evening shift) the dog had no water what so ever. I told her that unfortunately that dog is known for drinking a lot and I did fill her bowl up before I left. She says it still made no sense how the dogs water bowl was empty. I told her that the dog must have been thirsty, since it is not unusual that we open and see that nothing is there the next morning. I told her that we leave at 6pm. The next person does not arrive until 6am. That’s 12 hours of no one around. And big dogs are usually the first to be attended to. So small dogs are last. At this she said that she was with small dogs at 7:30am. Which I told her was 13 1/2 hours, plenty of time for the dog to have drank all the water. She told me that the dog still had water on Friday night when a different employee closed. I responded by telling her that we can’t make judgments on how a body works, because some dogs can be more thirsty and hungry one day and the next they are not. So her argument still doesn’t tell me how this was my fault. I told her the only way this could have been my fault is that I failed to give the dog a different bowl. But I didn’t since we never do and we almost always get the same results. 

In the end, I didn’t sign my write up. And I’m not going to. She said I can’t always explain my way out of things. I normally don’t argue my way out of things and I have no problem signing a write up if I truly made a mistake. I just find it hard to believe that this was something that was my fault. I know what I did and how I did it. I never in 3 years have had a problem with giving a pet water. I have to talk to my manager Tuesday about this. My manager does not truly like me. So I know she will not even hear my case. I know Tuesday will be the day that I am left without a job. Because I will be quitting. I will not be signing that write up.

Am I wrong? Is this really my fault? I really don’t know if what I’m doing is the right thing. But I feel like it is.

Book Review: City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare


This book, in my opinion, was better than the first. There was a lot more going on, less fillers, more drama, more tears. More everything! And every character found a way to develop a little more from the last book. Jace seems to be less arrogant and you can see more of his vulnerability, Simon grows a freaking backbone and though he loves Clary, he doesn’t let that stop him most of the time. He even bonds, after a long while, with Jace. Isabella is as feisty as ever but you can see her love for her brothers clearer in this sequel, Luke is more of a father than he ever was in the first one and you get to know a lot about him here, Magnus is as fabulous as always and you see his dedication to Alec. Alec is still a bonehead. But you can see that he is opening up to Magnus. And Clary… Oh Clary. I was barely able to stand her in the first book and by the end of the second book I positively hated her.

There isn’t really much I can say about this book without spoiling it! Just believe me when I say that it’s a lot better than the first book. And you meet a ton of awesome characters and you read things that you never thought were possible. And the best part… MALEC!!!! Duh. Lol.

I rated this book a solid 5! It was just amazing!

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Book Review: Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

First of all, let me say, I’ve been sick with depression. Which explains my absence. Since I’ve been away from here, I’ve been reading my little heart away. I have currently finished two books but I think I’ll write about one today and one tomorrow. Lol.


Has anyone heard about this book??? I bet you have because right now it’s very popular in the YA section. So I was excited to read this book. I had heard so much about it. I heard that it was full of adventure, action, love, female empowerment, etc. Nothing but good things. So I bought the book the moment I saw it.

I was sorely disappointed.

Celaena’s character in my option was very flawed. Instead of this strong female assassin, who’s name brings fear to those around her. I get a woman who has a big talk, that she rarely backs up and who is so emotional that all I see is her being submissive and meek. Her head is not in the situation at hand. It is in her love life. She almost is like a scared rabbit. I understand that she’s female and she’s human. But if we can have a male assassin who is cold, strong, deadly and more like an animal, then why can’t a woman be like that? It doesn’t sound like female empowerment to me. I was so disappointed in her character and I can’t imagine why I was excited to read this book.

Dorian was just as annoying. But at the very least he had a solid character. Though he was spoiled and pushed his way into a relationship with Celaena, it was ultimately Celaena’s fault for the ways she felt. The only things she did right was to end it with him. And that is all that I can applaud her for.

Chaol… Oh this character was amazing. I loved him to bits. He broke my heart in many ways. I felt that though he was in love with Celaena, he did not let it cloud his judgement and he was always cautious about the troubles near by. I felt like he never forgot what was going on and what his job was. And though he was in heartbreak, he made sure to keep an eye on murders and on trying to get Celaena to do what she had to.

Over all, though this book was interesting enough to finish, it was not as good as every raved about and it just left me disappointed even though I enjoyed some parts of the book. I rated it a 3 for it’s lame characters and even lamer ending.

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My TBR Shelf For 2014

So I decided to share what is on my TBR Shelf for this year. (For those of you who don’t know, TBR stands for To Be Read.) I know I already started my 100 book challenge for this year, so be aware that some book series will be listed from where I left off. Also I am only listing books that I own that I need to read. I also have a lot of books that I’ll be rereading this year because I have not read them in a long time (this lets me figure out if I still want the book or not).

I will be also letting you know if the books are YA, Adult, Children’s book, or Classical. AND I won’t forget to tell you what book they are in the series! ❤ Also I’ll let you know if the book is a reread for me.

The books in my TBR Shelf are:

1.) City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare (Book 2 in The Mortal Instruments series) – YA

2.) City of Glass by Cassandra Clare (Book 3 in The Mortal Instruments series) – YA

3.) City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare (Book 4 in the Mortal Instruments series) – YA

4.) Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare (Book 1 in the Infernal Devices series) – YA

5.) Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare (Book 2 in the Infernal Devices series) – YA

6.) Iron King by Julie Kagawa (Book 1 in the Iron Fey series) – YA

7.) Iron Daughter by Julie Kagawa (Book 2 in the Iron Fey series) – YA

8.) Iron Queen by Julie Kagawa (Book 3 in the Iron Fey series) – YA

9.)Tunnels of Blood by Darren Shan (Book 3 in the Cirque Du Freak series) – YA

10.) Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl (Book 1 in the Charlie Bucket series) – Children’s Book

11.) Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator by Roald Dahl (Book 2 in the Charlie Bucket series) – Children’s Book

12.) So You Want to Be a Wizard by Diane Duane (Book 1 in the Young Wizards series) – YA

13.) Deep Wizardry by Diane Duane (Book 2 in the Young Wizards series) – YA

14.) High Wizardry by Diane Duane (Book 3 in the Young Wizards series) – YA

15.) Wizard Aboard by Diane Duane (Book 4 in the Young Wizards series) – YA

16.) The Culling by Steven Dos Santos (Book 1 in The Torch Keeper series) – YA – Reread

17.) The Sowing by Steven Dos Santos (Book 2 in the Torch Keeper series) – YA 

18.) Saint Iggy by K. L. Going – YA

19.) The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken (Book 1 in The Darkest Minds series) – YA

20.) Magyk by Angie Sage (Book 1 in the Septimus Heap series) – YA

21.) Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass by Lewis Carroll – Classical

22.) Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick (Book 1 in the Hush, Hush series) – YA

23.) A Kiss in the Shadows by Laurell K. Hamilton (Book 1 in the Meredith Gentry Series) – Adult

24.) A Caress of Twilight by Laurell K. Hamilton (Book 2 in the Meredith Gentry Series) – Adult

25.) Seduced by Moonlight by Laurell K. Hamilton (Book 3 in the Meredith Gentry Series) – Adult

26.) Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson – Classical

27.) The Stone Prince by Fiona Patton (Book 1 in the Branion series) – Adult

28.) The Vampire Lestat by Anne Rice (Book 2 in the Vampire Chronicles) – Adult – Reread

29.) The Queen of the Damned by Anne Rice (Book 3 of the Vampire Chronicles) – Adult – Reread

30.) The Tale of the Body Thief by Anne Rice (Book 4 in the Vampire Chronicles) – Adult – Reread

31.) Memnoch the Devil by Anne Rice (Book 5 in the Vampire Chronicles) – Adult – Reread

32.) The Vampire Armand by Anne Rice (Book 6 in the Vampire Chronicles) – Adult – Reread

33.) Merrick by Anne Rice (Book 7 in the Vampire Chronicles) – Adult – Reread

34.) Blood and Gold by Anne Rice ( Book 8 in the Vampire Chronicles) – Adult

35.) Blackwood Farm by Anne Rice (Book 9 in the Vampire Chronicles) – Adult

36.) Blood Canticle by Anne Rice (Book 10 in the Vampire Chronicles) – Adult

37.) The Witching Hour by Anne Rice (Book 1 in the Mayfair Witches series) – Adult – Reread

38.) Taltos by Anne Rice (Book 2 in the Mayfair Witches series) – Adult

39.) Lasher by Anne Rice (Book 3 in the Mayfair Witches series) – Adult

40.) Pandora by Anne Rice – Adult

41.) Vittorio the Vampire by Anne Rice – Adult

42.) Luck in the Shadows by Lynn Flewelling (Book 1 in the Nightrunner series) – Adult

43.) Lair of the Lion by Christine Feehan – Adult

44.) Fantasy Lover by Sherrilyn Kenyon – Adult – Reread

45.) Night Pleasures by Sherrilyn Kenyon (Book 1 in the Dark-Hunter series) – Adult – Reread

46.) Night Embrace by Sherrilyn Kenyon (Book 2 in the Dark-Hunter series) – Adult

47.) The Scarletti Curse by Christine Feehan – Adult

48.) Tales of H. P. Lovecraft – Classical

49.)  A Rush of Wings by Adrian Phoenix (Book 1 of the Maker’s Song series) – Adult

50.) In the Blood by Adrian Phoenix (Book 2 of the Maker’s Song series) – Adult

51.) Cry to Heaven by Anne Rice – Adult

52.) King Solomon’s Mines by H. Rider Haggard – Classical

53.) Allan Quatermain by H. Rider Haggard – Classical

54.) She by H. Rider Haggard – Classical

55.) Haroun and the Sea of Stories by Salman Rushdie – Adult

56.) Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr (Book 1 in the Wicked Lovely series) – YA – Reread

57.) Drawing Blood by Poppy Z. Brite – Adult – Reread

58.) Melusine by Sarah Monette (Book 1 in the Doctrine of Labyrinths series) – Adult

59.) The Mummy by Anne Rice – Adult

60.) Lost Souls by Poppy Z. Brite – Adult – Reread

61.) Blood and Iron by Elizabeth Bear (Book 1 in the Promethean Age series) – Adult

62.) Angel Time by Anne Rice ( Book 1 in the Songs of the Seraphim series) – Adult

63.) The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux – Classical

64.) Eternal by Cynthia Leitich Smith (Book 2 in the Tantalize series) – YA

65.) Blessed by Cynthia Leitich Smith (Book 3 in the Tantalize series) – YA

66.) The Gift of the Magi by O. Henry – Classical

67.) The Alchemyst by Michael Scott (Book 1 in the Secret of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel series) – YA

68.) The Darkangel by Meredith Ann Pierce (Book 1 in the Darkangel series) – YA – Reread

69.) Wither by Lauren Destefano (Book 1 in the Chemical Garden series) – YA

70.) My Favorite Fangs by Alan Goldsher – Adult

71.) Tithe by Holly Black (Book 1 in the Modern Faerie Tales) – YA

72.) Valiant by Holly Black (Book 2 in the Modern Faerie Tales – YA

73.) Ironside by Holly Black (Book 3 in the Modern Faerie Tales – YA

74.) Exquisite Corpse by Poppy Z. Brite – Adult

75.) The Feast of All Saints by Anne Rice – Adult

76.) The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving – Classical

77.) Little Women by Louisa May Alcott – Classical

78.) The Silver Kiss by Annette Curtis Klause – YA

79.) Hawksong by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes (Book 1 in the Kiesha’ra series) – YA – Reread

80.) Snakecharm by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes (Book 2 of the Kiesha’ra series) – YA

81.) Falcondance by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes (Book 3 of the Kiesha’ra series) – YA

82.) Dark Challenge by Christine Feehan (Book 5 of the Dark series) – Adult

83.) Dark Fire by Christine Feehan (Book 6 of the Dark series) – Adult

84.) Dark Dream by Christine Feehan (Book 7 of the Dark series) – Adult

85.) Dark Legend by Christine Feehan (Book 8 of the Dark series) – Adult

86.) Dark Guardian by Christine Feehan (Book 9 of the Dark series) – Adult

87.) Dark Symphony by Christine Feehan (Book 10 of the Dark series) – Adult

88.) Dark Descent by Christine Feehan (Book 11 of the Dark series) – Adult

89.) Dark Melody by Christine Feehan ( Book 12 of the Dark series) – Adult

90.) Dark Destiny by Christine Feehan (Book 13 of the Dark series) – Adult

91.) Unwind by Neal Shusterman (Book 1 of the Unwind series) – YA

92.) More Tales of the City by Armistead Maupin (Book 2 of the Tales of the City series) – Adult

93.) Further Tales of the City by Armistead Maupin (Book 3 of the Tales of the City series) – Adult

94.) Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas (Book 1 of the Throne of Glass series) – YA

95.) The Sight by David Clement-Davies (Book 1 of the Sight) – YA

96.) The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan (Book 1 of the Percy Jackson and the Olympians Series) – YA – Reread

97.) The Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan (Book 2 of the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series) – YA – Reread

98.) The Titans Curse by Rick Riordan (Book 3 of the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series) – YA – Reread

99.) The Battle of the Labyrinths by Rick Riordan (Book 4 of the Percy Jackson and the Olympian series) – YA – Reread

100.) The Last Olympian by Rick Riordan (Book 5 of the Percy Jackson and the Olympian series) – YA

101.) This Dark Endeavor by Kenneth Oppel (Book 1 of the Apprenticeship of Victor Frankenstein) – YA

102.) Grimm’s Fairy Tales – Classical

103.) The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne – Classical

104.) Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne – Classical

105.) The Clipper of the Clouds by Jules Verne – Classical

106.) Journey to the Center of the Earth by Jules Verne – Classical – Reread

107.) From the Earth to the Moon by Jules Verne – Classical

108.) Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne – Classical

109.) Infinity by Sherrilyn Kenyon (Book 1 of the Chronicles of Nick) – YA

110.) Andersen’s Fairy Tales – Classical

111.) Dragon’s Treasure by Elizabeth A. Lynn – Adult

112.) Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Book 5 of the Harry Potter Series) – YA – Reread

113.) Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Book 6 of the Harry Potter Series) – YA – Reread

114.) Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Book 7 of the Harry Potter series) – YA

115.) The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde – Classical – Reread

116.) Inkheart by Cornelia Funke (Book 1 of the Inkworld series) – YA – Reread

117.) Generation Dead by Daniel Waters – YA – Reread

118.) The Thief Lord by Cornelia Funke – YA – Reread

Ok. As of now that is all that is on my TBR Shelf. I will not be reading these books in any particular order. I have set up a TBR Jar so that I could randomly select the next books. If I do not read the book I select then I must get rid of it and so there will be no review for those and those do not count for my 100 book reading challenge. (For those of you who have not kept up with me, I have read 11 books so far this year and have reviewed them in earlier posts.)

I will also be adding books to my TBR Shelf and I will make sure to make a haul/unhaul blog at the end of each month to let you know what has been added and what has been taken out. I will also be continuing to review books as I finish them.

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Book Review: The Replacement by Brenna Yovanoff


I’m trying to write this review before I drag myself to bed. Forgive me in advance if I’m harsh. I’m sleepy but I wanna do this review since I just finished the book a few seconds ago.

So I did enjoy The Replacement. It was spooky, dark, gory, full of adventure and suspense. It had me quite entertained. But sadly, this book also was horribly flawed in my opinion.

Let’s first start off with how this book was laid out to us. It was messy from start to finish. You can literally tell when the author was having trouble trying to get her ideas out in the open without murdering the book. I’d have to say she was somewhat successful but not entirely. Then there was Tate. Oh, Tate, Tate, Tate. This character was horrible. And not in a villain kind of way. I understand that this character had gone through some terrible things and that she was struggling with getting people to listen to her. But instead of being fearless and headstrong, the author made this character so unappealing. This character, in my opinion, never develops properly. She does not give a single care for Mackie, yet in the end she magically falls in love with him. When he tells her that he found her sister, instead of wanting to know more, she persists for like 2 seconds then suddenly wants to have sex with him because she suddenly had the urge to do so. It made no sense. Then on top of that, the author made her a hero without any real reason, she almost magically transformed into Wonder Woman, even though she was human and could very likely be killed by these supernatural beings, yet Mackie, who isn’t human, is a total wuss and shrinks into the corner. Mackie’s character in the beginning is lovely. He had a great story and had so much potential. Yet the author finds a why to overly confuse and and then magically find his own conclusions for every situation without actually gaining any knowledge. What bugged me the most of all about this book was that some of these characters had stories to tell but unfortunately the stories were just randomly placed, like the author didn’t know how to make the story flow into the plot so she just copied and pasted it randomly. For example, Mackie’s mother had an amazing story to tell about her childhood, which later on links to what is happening in present time. But she randomly tells the story without any real justification for it, so you have this information and you have no idea what to do with it or even where to put it because the author just tossed it in without preparing the readers.

Then there was the little things, like the author adding way too much information that was irrelevant to what was going on and stuff. This story was just messy from start to finish.

Overall, I did enjoy reading this book despite all the problems I found with it. I rated a 3 out of 5 stars on goodreads mostly for being messy. I think I went into this book expecting more out of it than what I actually got.

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