What I Want From A Court Of Silver Flames by Sarah J. Maas

*This will contain spoilers if you haven’t read the ACOTAR series.

IT’S HERE……….

These are some of the things that I would like to happen in A Court Of Silver Flames by Sarah J. Maas. This book is coming out tomorrow and I can’t wait to get my hands on it!

1. NESSIAN smut. I think when these two finally come together it is going to be so hot!

2. What did Cassian throw into the Sidra in ACOFAS? I want to know what his solstice gift to Nesta was.

3. FEYSAND baby. I’m excited to see more of Rhysand and Feyre and hope we get the baby we have been waiting for.

4. Lucien and Elain. Are they going to become true mates or is Elain going to want to break the bond to be with Azriel. I need an answer.

5. Tamlin redemption. Now I don’t hate Tamlin, I think he made some horrible decisions and he was such an asshole during the meeting of all the courts, but I really hope to see him get his happily ever after.

6. Mor. I would love for Mor to come out to her family. They will love her no matter what.

7. Lucien needs to find out who his real father is. I can’t wait for that.

Those are some of the things that I want to see in ACOSF. I pre-ordered the book but it’s the 19th and I haven’t gotten it yet so I’m getting antsy!

Keep reading…Lola

*book cover from Google images.

February TBR

These are some books that I’m hoping to read in February.

January Releases:

A Vow So Bold And Deadly by Brigid Kemmerer. This is the third and final book in the Cursebreakers series. It is told from Grey, Lia Mara, Rhen, and Harper’s points of view. I am so excited to read this and will probably make it my first read of the month.

Tales From The Hinterland by Melissa Albert. I have been waiting for this book for years. I read The Hazel Wood when it was released and my first thought was that I needed to have these dark fairy tales in my life and now here they are.

New Release:

A Court Of Silver Flames by Sarah J. Maas. IT’S HERE. THE NESSIAN BOOK!!!! That is all I have to say!

Romances:

Because it is Valentines month I wanted to at least read some romance.

The Duke & I by Julia Quinn. I jumped on the Bridgerton band wagon this month and fell in love with Simon! I want to read the book now to see how they compare.

Boyfriend Material by Alexis Hall. This is a male/male romance and I think it might be a fake romance as well but I’m not sure about that. This seems like it is going to be so cute and I can’t wait to read this.

POC Author:

February is also Black History month and I wanted to read something by a black author.

Behind You by Jacqueline Woodson. This is the follow up to If You Come Softly, which totally broke me. I also have a couple other books by this author that I want to read this month as well, but I haven’t gotten them in the mail yet.

That’s my February TBR. Hopefully I read all of these and then some, but who knows?!

Keep reading…Lola

*ACOSF from Google Images

January Wrap Up

These are the books that I read in January. I might not have been blogging in January but I did read a bunch. I am also participating in the 2021 Popsugar Reading Challenge. In total I read 21 books this month.

Physical Reads:

Spoiler Alert by Olivia Dade follows Marcus and April. April is a geologist who writes fanfic about her favorite TV show characters and Marcus is the lead actor on said show. When April posts a photo of herself on Twitter in a cosplay outfit, people leave mean comments about her fuller figure and Marcus, seeing the comments and disagreeing with them asks her out on a date. When Marcus realizes he wants more than a one time date, he also realizes that this woman is the same woman he has been friends with for the past two years on the same fanfic site, but because he can’t tell anyone that it’s him, how is he going to have a real relationship with her while keeping this big secret? This was such a sweet romance. I loved that Marcus loved everything about April and her size didn’t matter to him. I loved that he stuck up for her and treated her like she was the greatest thing in the world. I loved that April was always true to herself and comfortable in her own skin even though a lot of people didn’t agree with her. This covers the Popsugar reading challenge for reading a book that discusses body positivity. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Winterwood by Shea Ernshaw tells the story of Nora Walker. She comes from a family of powerful witches but her mother doesn’t want to come into her own. She wants her to forget all about who she is and where she comes from. After her mother leaves, she goes into the woods during a full moon and finds the boy who was missing from the camp across the lake. She brings him home but he leaves before she wakes up. When a storm traps everyone up on the mountain, Oliver returns to Nora’s house and she begins to wonder if he is who he says. When finding out a boy died, she begins to wonder if Oliver was involved, but what is she going to do about it when she starts to have feelings for him? I loved the atmosphere of this book. I loved the darkness of the woods and the little taste of magic we get. I love the wintery feel to the story and the romance is really sweet. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

E-Books:

Awakened by Helen Hardt is the 16th book in the Steel Brothers series. This one follows the grown children of the original characters. This book follows Talon and Jade’s adopted son, Dale as he suddenly finds himself falling in love for the first time, but with a dark past like his, he doesn’t feel like he can be with anyone at all and when a figure from his past shows up, the darkness just gets worse. I love that this story is continuing and it was so nice to get to know the new generation and to see a little bit of Talon and Jade again. I can’t wait for the next one. This one covers the challenge for reading a book with less than 1,000 reviews on Goodreads or Amazon. As of February 2021 there are 196 reviews on Goodreads. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Always Have by Claire Kingsley is a hot friends to lovers romance. Kylie has been friends with Braxton and Selene since they were kids. She has also has a crush on Brax for as long as she can remember. When the two of them finally admit their feelings for each other, they keep it a secret from Selene until they know if it’s the real thing, but when she finds out the truth, will that be the end of their romance? I loved Kylie and Braxton. They start out as good friends but when they get together, the passion is through the roof. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Always Will by Claire Kingsley follows Selene as she finds love. Selene spent a night with Ronan five years ago before he moved to another state for a job. Now he is back and her new boss. Ronan wants Selene but she won’t date someone she works with. After a horrifying event, Selene gives into her feelings but what happens when pains from Ronan’s past put doubts in his head? Ronan and Selene were perfect together. He made her less serious and was able to get her to have more fun and she made him see that he was capable of love and deserved to be happy. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Always Ever After by Claire Kingsley. This is a novella that shows us what happened to Kylie, Braxton, Ronan, and Selene after the first two books. The ending was so sweet it actually made me cry. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Play You by Tracy Lorraine is the 4th and final book in the Rebel Ink series. This one follows D, after his daughter comes to live with him. D comes face to face with his past as he gets his daughter set up in a new school. As he spends time with Piper, old feelings begin to surface but how can he forgive all that happened when they were teenagers? This one was a bit darker that the other books in the series. I loved finding out what happened between Dawson and Piper as kids. I loved the father-daughter relationship between D and Emmie and I can’t wait for her book. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Marrying My Billionaire Hookup by Nadia Lee. This one follows Jo and Edgar. After meeting them in Faking It With My Frenemy and finding out Jo is pregnant, we now get to see how that came to be and we get to see how it plays out for them. I loved Edgar and I loved Jo’s family. As with the other two books that I’ve read by this author, I found that this one also started out on the slow side but then it picked up and I loved it. ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Calander Girl Series by Audrey Carlan. This takes place during a year. There is one book for each month and it follows Mia as she becomes an escort in order to pay off the million dollars that her father owes to a loan shark. Her father is in a coma after being beaten by the loan sharks and Mia and her younger sister’s lives have been threatened. Each month Mia finds herself in a different state with a different man. Not all interactions are sexual as some of them are just looking to have dates for functions. Mia’s life gets even more complicated when she finds herself with real feelings for one of the guys, but still decides to finish off the year. This series was amazing. They are quick paced and sexy as hell. Some months are darker than others and there are some serious events that happen during the second half of the year, but the ending is so amazing. I also like that there is a where are they now at the very end so we can see what happened to the characters years down the road. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Audiobook:

A Song Of Wraiths And Ruin by Roseanne A. Brown. This follows Malik, whose sister is kidnapped and the only way to get her back is to kill the crown Princess. I listened to this and it was really good. I like the narrators and I was able to easily follow the story. I did think that the book could have been about 150 pages shorter though. I found that parts of the plot were a little boring and slow but then other parts were amazing and I couldn’t wait to find out what happened. I will definitely be picking up the next book though. ⭐⭐⭐💫

Those are the books that I read in January. I really hope I can keep up the momentum in February but we will see.

Reading Challenge: 2/50

Keep reading…Lola

*ebooks from Google Images

January TBR: 2021 Popsugar Reading Challenge

First post of 2021 and it’s half way through the month so I’m doing pretty good. Haha!

I wasn’t really sure what I wanted to read this month but I’ve been reading the Calander Girl series by Audrey Carlin.

I also decided at the last minute to do the Popsugar Reading Challenge this year. I did it in 2016 and 2018 and had fun so I’m hoping for a repeat this year.

I posted the prompts down below from the Popsugar website.

Happy New Year!

Keep reading…Lola

Blogmas Day Thirty One: December Wrap Up: Bookopoly Edition

These are the books that I read in December. This month has just been horrible for me personally and then being in a reading slump in November didn’t help because I was still feeling that a little. I was hoping to finish out the year strong, but there is always next year.

Rushing In by Claire Kingsley. This is book four in the Bailey Brothers series and follows Gavin Bailey. This was a free read. 5 stars.

Frozen The Cinestory. This was cite and followed the movie pretty well. I wish they would have added the song lyrics in though. This was for a retelling. 5 stars.

This Winter by Alice Oseman. This was a novella that followed Charlie, Nick, and Tori during Christmas day. This was for a 5 star prediction. 5 stars.

Kill Creek by Scott Thomas. This one follows four horror writers as they spend the night in the most haunted house in America. I finally finished this after reading a couple chapters last month. This was a free read that I started last month. 5 stars.

My Miracle Luna by Eunie. This is from one of those Facebook adds and I read it on the Dreame app. This was an impulse free read. 5 stars.

Those are the books I read. This is my last Bookopoly wrap up. I had so much fun doing the board this year but I’m not going to do it in 2021.

This is also the last day of Blogmas and I can’t believe that I actually posted every day this month.

Keep reading…Lola

Blogmas Day Thirty: End Of The Year Book Tag

This is the End Of The Year Book Tag. I can’t believe that it’s almost 2021! This tag was created by Ariel Bissett on YouTube.

1. Are there any books you started this year that you need to finish?

Kill Creek by Scott Thomas and A Song Of Wraiths And Ruin by Roseanne A. Brown. I started these in November and then went into a major slump so I’m hoping to finish them by the end of the year.

2. Do you have a autumnal book to transition into the end of the year?

I don’t really pick my books specifically for certain seasons except that I read thrillers in October. I do like to read Christmas or Winter themed books in December though. This Winter by Alice Oseman is a cute little novella that takes place on Christmas day.

3. Is there a new release you’re still waiting for?

Awakened by Helen Hardt. This is the newest addition to the Steel Brothers series and comes out at the end of December.

4. What are three books you want to read before the end of the year?

This Winter by Alice Oseman, Winterwood by Shea Ernshaw, and Girls Made Of Snow And Glass by Melissa Bashardoust are three books on my TBR this month.

5. Is there a book you think could still shock you and become your favorite book of the year?

The Winter Duke by Claire Eliza Bartlett. This one I’m still uncertain about but it sounds so good.

6. Have you already started making reading plans for 2021?

Yes. I always make reading plans for the new year in November or December. The Return by Nicholas Sparks is going to be my first read of 2021.

That’s the tag. I tag everyone who wants to do it and let me know of you do so I can go check out your answers.

Keep reading…Lola

Blogmas Day Twenty Nine: 2021 Reading Goals

Here are eight goals that I am setting for myself in 2021 pertaining to reading.

1. Read 100 books. I want to read at least 100 books this year.

2. Unhaul Challenge. I did three of these in 2020 and I want to continue to do them. I think it’s good to get rid of books you’re not going to read or books you didn’t like because then you have more room for books that you do love and feel excited about.

3. Read 3 classics. I like to read at least one classic a year. In 2020 I wanted to read three but I only got around to reading two.

4. Post different things on my blog. I want to branch out a little bit and do things like movie or TV show reviews, adaptation reviews, maybe something with music. Just some things to mix it up once in a while.

5. Keep a reading log/journal. I did one this year and actually did really well. I was able to keep track of the books I read, what I rated them, and how many days I read each month.

6. Read every day. This was one of my 2020 reading goals and although I didn’t do it all year, I did do it some months and I really think reading, even a little bit helps to de-stress.

7. Finish series. I want to finish the series that I’ve started. Some I started a while ago and I just want to get them finished or at least caught up if they are continuing series.

8. Bookstagram. This was a 2020 goal and I did horrible. I am so bad a posting on there and I really want to get better at it.

Those are my reading goals. I also set personal goals for myself but I never share those! Do you have any goals for 2021?

Keep reading…Lola

Blogmas Day Twenty Eight: 2020 Reading Goals Results

These are the bookish goals that I made for 2020 and how I did. I can’t believe that this year is almost over. It has definitely been the scariest and craziest year yet. I hope everyone has been staying safe and doing what they can to help us all out of the hell this year has been.

1. Read 100 books.

I have read well over 100 books so I definitely did this.

2. Participate in The Reading Rush.

I did this and finished all the challenges. I also read all 7 books.

3. Read everyday.

There were some months that I read everyday and others I missed a day or two so I did pretty good with this. I have been in a reading slump November and December so I haven’t read much lately.

4. DNF books.

I only DNF’d two, but I also feel like that’s all I needed to DNF.

5. Read along or buddy read.

I did a read along twice. I read One By One by Ruth Ware and Home Before Dark by Riley Sager for the Literally Dead Book Club with BooksandLala.

6. Unhaul challenge.

I did this three times this year and I feel so good about it.

7. Read more Graphic Novels that I’m not familiar with.

I did this and loved them all. Heartstopper was definitely my favorite.

8. Write and post book reviews faster on my blog.

I did ok with this for some reviews and for others, not so much.

9. Be better at rating books.

I got a little better at this. If there was even a little something I would change I would take off a little.

10. Bookstagram more.

I did horrible with this again this year. I need to get better at posting.

11. Do a Bookopoly TBR.

I did this and loved it so much. It got me to read a lot of books that would have otherwise stayed on my unread shelves longer.

12. Read 3 classics that I haven’t read before.

I only read one and it was Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen.

Those were my 2020 goals. My next post will be 2021 goals. I am looking forward to putting 2020 behind me and hope for a better 2021.

Keep reading…Lola

Blogmas Day Twenty Seven: New Bookish Boyfriends

Here are a lot of my bookish boyfriends. I did a post a couple years ago with my bookish boyfriends at the time. I wanted these guys to be new and different from that post so here they are…

Ren from The Boy And His Ren by Pepper Winters. These books were impulse buys and I read them on a whim in January and I loved them so much. Ren is amazing and sweet and so caring.

Grey from A Heart So Fierce And Broken by Brigid Kemmermer. I really liked Grey in the first book, but it wasn’t until this one that I absolutely fell in love with him. I actually like him better than Rhen now.

Taylor from The Rescue by Nicholas Sparks. Taylor was just amazing. He made a couple bad choices when it came to people’s feelings but in the end he knew what was right and I loved him.

Nick from Heartstopper by Alice Oseman. Oh Nick, he is the greatest boyfriend to Charlie. I love how he always wants to know how Charlie is feeling and if he’s doing OK. I love seeing these two boys together and he would be the perfect real life boyfriend for anyone.

Ryan from Perfectly Broken by Charnee13. At first I was a little upset with Ryan and things that he was doing but when I got to know him and see how he really is, oh boy did I fall hard. You can read the whole book for free on ficfun.com

Ruan from Wild Savage Stars by Kristina Perez. This guy was everything. His love for Branwen was just perfect.

Rhysand from A Court Of Mist And Fury by Sarah J. Maas. I love this man so much. It’s funny because I loved Tamlin in the first book, but man when Rhys came into the picture I was hooked. Tamlin who?

Caleb from Fight Or Flight by Samantha Young. Caleb was this hard, sometimes rude one night thing but he ended up being so much more and I absolutely adored his character.

Ian from Another by Fiona Cole. Oh, Ian. The way he found out he got a girl pregnant eight months after the fact, and then he stepped right up and became this amazing father, he had me from the beginning.

Kent from Liar by Fiona Cole. I loved Kent. I have this thing with age gap romances as long as both people are consenting adults and this one was great. Kent was this older man who fell in love with his best friend’s niece and he was just so swoonworthy.

Reid from Serpent & Dove by Shelby Mahurin. This book actually took me by surprise this year. I wasn’t expecting to love it like I did and boy did I fall in love with Reid. He might have been rough in beginning but he sure turned into something else in the end.

Torden from The Beholder by Anna Bright. When I read this book last year, I fell in love with the story, the romance, and Torden. He was a Prince but so much more.

Lang from The Boundless by Anna Bright. I loved Lang in the first book, but then I met Torden. In this one though, I really loved Lang so much, especially when he shared his feelings.

Ash from Hunting November by Adriana Mather. I love Ash. I love his bravery and loyalty. I love the way he fights for what’s right and will do anything for his friends and family.

Those are my new bookish boyfriends. I’m sure the more I read the more I will get!

Keep reading…Lola

Blogmas Day Twenty Six: November SpearCraft Book Box Unboxing: YA Ships

This is my unboxing for the November SpearCraft Book Box.

The theme for this month is YA Ships.

Apple cider and chai tea.

Six Of Crows bookmark featuring Kaz and Inej and Magnus and Alec Polaroid from The Mortal Instruments. These were done by @doodlesanschibis.

The Mortal Instruments magnet from @spearcraftbookbox featuring Clary and Jace.

A Cinder and Kai from The Lunar Chronicles holiday ornament and a Lara Jean and Peter from To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before pocket mirror by @denkifish.

Exclusive scarf inspired by America and Maxon from The Selection Series. This was designed by @catarinabookishdesigns.

This is a close up of the scarf and the quote “I should have known that if any girl was going to disobey an order, It would be you.”

The book this month is Beautiful Wild by @annagodbersen. We also got a letter from the author and a signed bookplate.

This is a close up of the letter.

That’s what came in the November box. Most of these books I haven’t even read but I will use all of the items. You really should check this box out if you haven’t already.

Keep reading…Lola