I’m a bit late with this…Anyways, guess what? I quit!
No. Not blogging. Not for a long time.
I actually resigned from one of my jobs just a few days ago! I ended up taking on far too many responsibilities and I was worried I would burn myself out. Meaning: I had to get rid of a job.
I was recently offered a position as a shift supervisor at an actual Starbucks and so I’ve let go of my other job at Target. Now I’ll just have that job, an internship, and an occasional tutoring gig. During my down time I’ll be volunteering at the library, reading, blogging, and catching up on some of my favorite shows!
Throughout all this mayhem, I managed to get some reading done along with a few reviews. Check it out:
Starswept | Mary Fan | ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
Thoughts: Beautiful sci-fi romance. Well-developed female protagonist. Strong, descriptive writing. Steady pacing. Good world-building that has room to be improved on. Insta-love with a quintessential love interest. Engaging.
A Wrinkle in Time | Madeleine L’Engle | ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
Thoughts: A fun, fast-paced adventure with quirky characters. Meg was annoying but relatable. Calvin and Charles Wallace were such intriguing characters. An odd sort of journey. Wish I had read this sooner. A classic and an instant favorite.
House of Furies | Madeleine Roux | ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
Thoughts: Some characters were wasted in their roles. The setting could have used more detail. The plot and atmosphere was dark but not as dark or perturbing as it could have been. The male love interest was completely forgettable. Fantastic writing, though.
Red Sister | Mark Lawrence |⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ 1/2
Thoughts: Fantastic writing and exemplary world-building. A large cast of diverse, complex individuals to connect with. The main character was one of the most interesting female protagonists I’ve read about in a while. Carefully crafted and memorable.
Glitter | Aprilynn Pike | Review to Come
Thoughts: Richly detailed with stunning sets and a cleverly crafted plot. An inventive, genre-bending tale with complex, not entirely likable characters. Slow- pacing. “Breaking Bad meets Marie Antoinette”…sort of. Weak romance that has potential. Pretty engaging.
Daughter of the Burning City | Amanda Foody | Review to Come
Thoughts: An engrossing murder mystery that holds your attention until the anticlimactic resolution. Not lacking in diversity/LGBTQ+ representation. Dense world- building and dark atmosphere. Could have been more disturbing and eerie.
Fangirl | Rainbow Rowell | Review to Come
Thoughts: Well-developed characters. An adorable romance featuring one of the most spectacular male love interests in YA contemporary. Fantastic portrayal of complicated relationships and unusual behaviors. Loved the Simon Snow passages. A new favorite.
Cold Summer | Gwen Cole | ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ 1/2
Starswept | Mary Fan | ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
By Your Side | Kasie West | ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
When Dimple Met Rishi | Morgan Matson | ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
The Unexpected Everything | Sandhya Menon | ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ 1/2YA Contemporary Reviews | When Dimple Met Rishi & The Unexpected Everything
1. I was hired for three jobs (writing tutor, Target member, Starbucks shift supervisor) and an editorial internship! Things are looking up!
2. I replayed one of my favorite video games, Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception.
4. My friend came over for the first time since I moved and we marathoned season 3 of Voltron! It was AMAZING. I got a thing for Lotor and I’m not ashamed to say it.
5. While I watched them alone, I saw both Dunkirk and Baby Driver in theaters, and enjoyed every second of them. AMAZING movies, I tell you.August was the month I focused on getting a job. Now that I have them, and I don’t have to spend as much time searching job sites, I hope I’ll be able to blog hop a bit more than I have recently. I’ve missed out on so many posts and I am a couple months behind on reviews.
I feel like I always say this, but now it’s time for me to play catch-up!
Even though it’s still considered summer, once September hits my mind goes to fall. So, bring out the pumpkins and the spices. It’s time to bake and get ready for Halloween, people. I’m watching IT in theaters and I’m ready for Halloween Horror Nights.
Happy reading, y’all! I’ll talk to you soon ❤