Tuesday, April 23, 2019

(119) First Ten Books I Reviewed on the Blog

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme that was started by The Broke and the Bookish and is now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl.

This week's topic: (First Ten) Books I Reviewed

I couldn't NOT do this prompt because I love looking back on my blogging past. However, I will not be sharing my reviews because they're all awful. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ Also I just went with the first reviews on my blog, and not just what I read on Goodreads at the time because I didn't formally review all of those ones. Haha.

the Archers of Avalon series
These were the books that got me INTO book blogging. Chelsea was doing a reviewer giveaway, so after I read them, I ended up reviewing them. And THUS, I found my true calling in life. This series will always be special because of that. 😍



I had pretty much started devouring all the 2011-2013 big dystopian and fantasies and paranormals, with some self-published and indie books thrown in for good measure. I was just as eclectic a reader as I am now, but I definitely wouldn't love some of these as much as I did then. Some of them don't hold up as well, sadly. But yeah, this prompt was super fun to figure out! Sometimes I think back on my first year or two of blogging and remember it fondly. It was a fucking blast, and I read SO MANY awesome books. :D


What were the first books that YOU reviewed? :)

Saturday, April 20, 2019

Cover Reveal Roundup #15

I feel a little bad that most of the posts I've done lately have been these ones, but I just love talking about covers! Especially because it helps me keep track of books :D

Ohhh, these covers are really cool! This isn't my favorite of them, but I like it a lot!

Pub date: February 4th, 2020!

*****


Aw, this is such a lovely cover! I almost didn't share it because I don't read picture books, but I couldn't not!

Cover art: Aaliya Jaleel
Pub date: October 29th, 2019!

*****


omg this is the cutest fucking cover EVER. I love the colors and the illustrations and omg that chonky cat. I can't wait to read this!

Cover art: Lorena Alvarez GΓ³mez
Pub date: April 7th, 2020!

*****


I don't love this one, and I don't have much to say about it. haha! But I'm excited for the book itself.

Cover art: Kathleen Oudit
Pub date: December 17th, 2019!

*****


ohhhh, I am SUCH a fan! It's very simple, but elegant, and I love the colors.

Designed by: Jake Nordby
Pub date: December 3rd, 2019!


Less covers than normal throughout the week (unless I'm missing some, which is entirely probable). My favorite is ABSOLUTELY Ghost Squad. Middle grade has some of the *best* covers! Which one(s) do you love? :)

Saturday, April 13, 2019

Cover Reveal Roundup #14

Either there were less covers revealed this week, or I'm slacking on my duties. My money is on the latter because work and life have been so draining, and the last thing I want to do sometimes is scroll through my feed. BUT I did catch these beauties during the past week!

omg I LOVE it! Maybe even more than the first book's cover? just. GAH.

Art by: Sarah Jones
Designed by: Mallory Grigg
Pub date: December 3rd, 2019!

*****

omgggg this is GORGEOUS! I love the colors and the patterns, the birds. I also love the way that the title and author's name are positioned. It's cool!

Designed by: Leo Nickolls
Pub date: January 2020!

*****

This is super cute!

Cover art by: Michelle Lamoreaux
Pub date: October 1st, 2019!

*****

All my friends hate this one, but I actually like its simplicity and the colors and the keys. I do, however, agree with them that after the beauty of The Night Circus, this one could've been SO much better. 😬

Designed by: John Fontana
Pub date: November 5th, 2019!

*****

omg this cover is adorable!!! the queer rep and the faded, quiet colors. ugh, love. ALSO. THIS IS A CONTEMPORARY RETELLING OF THE ORPHEUS MYTH? AND NO ONE TOLD ME? HOW FUCKING DARE!

Illustrated by: Dana Ledl
Pub date: October 8th, 2019!


So many good covers this week! I think my favorites are Orpheus Girls and Reverie. What about yours? :)