My Lady Jane

Title: My Lady Jane Author(s): Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, Jodi Meadows Series: Standalone Cupcake: Oreo-Stuffed Funfetti Quick Rating: 5 stars     The Review : I love this book! I love it! I LOVE IT. Honestly, when I picked it up, I had no clue where it was going to go. I thought, ‘This seems…

I’m coming back!

Thank you all for putting up with my absence (because you totally had a choice, right? HA). Either way, I hope you’ll all return for the regularly scheduled posts about books and cupcakes. I had to take a little break because of my classwork and life in general, but hopefully I will be able to…

And I Darken

Title: And I Darken *** Author: Kiersten White Series: The Conqueror’s Saga, #1 Cupcake: Strawberry Hi-Hat Quick Rating: 2 stars     The Review: I’ve been stalling with this one. There was so much potential and it just didn’t work for me. I started in February and intended to just explode through it- it was…

The Darkest Minds

Title: The Darkest Minds Author: Alexandra Bracken Series: The Darkest Minds, #1 Cupcake: Toffee Crunch Quick Rating: 4 stars   The Review: Okay! I finally read The Darkest Minds, and it only took me three years to do it. Three cheers! Well, I’m happy, anyway. So, I gave it 4 stars for mainly this reason: I thought…

Across a Star-Swept Sea

Title: Across a Star-Swept Sea Author: Diana Peterfreund Series: For Darkness Shows the Stars, #2 Cupcake: Chocolate cake with raspberry filling and raspberry chocolate buttercream frosting. Quick Rating: 3.5 stars   The Review: Okay, I have to make a quick admission- I read this one without reading For Darkness Shows the Stars, and that could be the root of literally all…

Hold Me Like A Breath

Title: Hold Me Like a Breath Author: Tiffany Schmidt Series: Once Upon a Crime Family, book 1 Cupcake:  Wild Flower Honey Quick Rating: 2 stars           The Review: As promised in the review for book 2, here’s book 1’s travesty of a review. So, here’s the deal: I loved this book…

Break Me Like a Promise (ARC)

Title: Break Me Like a Promise Author: Tiffany Schmidt Series: Once Upon a Crime Family, book 2 Cupcake: Cotton Candy Quick Rating: DNF Thanks to NetGalley and Bloomsbury for an eARC in exchange for an honest review.       The Review: I don’t even know, guys. I wanted to love this book SO BAD….

Discussion Cake 1

Let’s talk. Let’s ‘get real.’ Let…me voice my (unpopular?) opinion right here. Love triangles. I know what you’re thinking. ‘This is so overdone.’ ‘Will everyone just leave it alone?’ ‘I don’t want to read another post about how passionate people are about this. Just don’t read the book!’ Hopefully, this won’t be like those other…

The Young Elites

Title: The Young Elites Author: Marie Lu Series: The Young Elites, #1 Cupcake: Banana Split Quick Rating: 3 stars         The Review: Yeah, so this one was kind of a mixed bag again. It started off slow to me, but the mystery seemed to speak for itself and I was excited to…

The Beautiful Pretender

Title: The Beautiful Pretender Author: Melanie Dickerson Series: Thornbeck, #2 Cupcake: Vanilla Almond Maraschino Cherry Quick Rating: 3 stars           The Review: Hm. Okay. This was a nice book. Kind of lowkey and chill, with some problems and some good spots. The number 1 thing about it was that it was…

The Scorpion Rules

Title: The Scorpion Rules Author: Erin Bow Series: Prisoners of Peace, book 1 Cupcake:  Banana Chocolate Quick Rating: DNF at 40%, skimmed to 75%         The Review: I was so annoyed I couldn’t finish it. If I don’t finish, I can’t call this a real review. But I’m still going to tell…

Front Lines AUDIO

Title: Front Lines Author: Michael Grant Series: Soldier Girl, book 1 Cupcake: Grasshopper Quick Rating: 3.5 stars The Review: This is an audiobook review, so it’s a little different. To be perfectly honest, it lost me toward the middle. I loved the characters and the writing, but there was a little too much of a lull right at 2/3…