The Great: Simply put, the themes.This story definitely showcased a majority of the ways society has negatively impacted women/females. In Cinderella is Dead, Cinderella's tale is akin to the likes of the bible. And citizens of Lille are expected to know and recite the tale, in reverence and worship. For it is the conditions of their lives. Sound familiar? Also, misogyny played a major role in the general story. The nobility and peasantry alike, delights in oppressing women and young girls in this story. And the anger I felt reading and witnessing how oppressed and sheeplike the citizens were rolled off me in waves. It sincerely frustrated me to no end. And that frustration made me realize just how much of that mentality still exists in today's society.
Hey Bookwyrms! It's been awhile! To be honest June is the worst month for me for personal reasons so I anticipate i'll be taking month long breaks in the future. While on break though, I may or may not have binge-watched a bunch of booktube videos. And they may have been the annual mid-year freak … Continue reading Mid-Year Freak Out Book Tag 2020
Happy Monday Bookwyrms!! Today I'm excited to reveal the cover for an upcoming YA novel written in verse, Muted by Tami Charles. Synopsis For seventeen-year-old Denver, music is everything. Writing, performing, and her ultimate goal: escaping her very small, very white hometown. So Denver is more than ready on the day she and her best … Continue reading Muted by Tami Charles – Cover Reveal
I can't tell you how many times I've sat down at my computer and tried to write this post. Some days I just stared at the screen, other days I just let all of my emotions out into a garble mess. Not to mention that with each passing day, the revelation of covert and … Continue reading Black Lives Have Always Mattered!
Synopsis - Goodreads Tavia is already at odds with the world, forced to keep her siren identity under wraps in a society that wants to keep her kind under lock and key. Never mind she's also stuck in Portland, Oregon, a city with only a handful of black folk and even fewer of those with … Continue reading A Song Below Water – ARC Tuesday Review
The Great: Surprisingly I loved everything about the plot. I was taken down the long road of a beautiful coming-of-age story and all of the little facets and factors made me want to continue the journey. If you're no stranger to my reviews, you know that I’m more interested in character-driven stories since I tend to connect with the characters first. But in this instance it was the opposite.
Hey Bookwyrms! I’m so excited to participate in Shanah’s (Bionic Book Worm) Top 5 Tuesday! If you’d like to check out the different prompts for May and participate, click here. This week's prompt is super interesting since I often forget how important opening lines are for books! It's your first introduction to a story, an author … Continue reading Top 5 Opening Lines – Top 5 Tuesday
After getting so much positive feedback from the Top 5 Places I Can't Wait to Visit - International post, I figured it would be great to share some cities and states I want to venture to in the United States! Here are some places I plan on visiting once the COVID-19 pandemic dies down: New … Continue reading Top 5 Places I Can’t Wait to Visit – Domestic
Hey Bookwyrms! I’m so excited to participate in Shanah’s (Bionic Book Worm) Top 5 Tuesday! If you’d like to check out the different prompts for May and participate, click here. So I was a bit worried about this prompt because apart from obvious antagonists, I usually like rulers in books. Let's see where this leads us! … Continue reading Top 5 Worst Rulers – Top 5 Tuesday
The Great: Of course I’m going to say the romance! It was everything I needed and nothing I expected. As the story progressed, I became so invested in seeing January and Gus (Augustus) unravel themselves to each other. Revealing layers, years worth of past and present pain, happiness, and confusion. But ultimately finding that connection to each other that was beyond just physical chemistry. Which trust me they had buckets and buckets of.