Today, I'm excited to participate in the Bookstagram & Creative Tour for The Conjurers: Rise of the Shadow by Brian Anderson, hosted by MTMC tours. This Middle Grade Fantasy is the first in The Conjurers series published by Crown Books for Young Readers. Title: Rise of the ShadowSeries: The Conjurers #1 Author: Brian AndersonPublisher: Crown … Continue reading [Blog Tour] Rise of the Shadow (The Conjurers#1) by Brian Anderson
★ ❝ ᴛᴀᴋᴇ ʏᴏᴜʀ ᴇᴄʜᴏᴇꜱ, ᴀɴᴅ ᴘʀᴇᴛᴇɴᴅ ᴛʜᴇʏ ᴀʀᴇ ᴀ ᴠᴏɪᴄᴇ ❞ — ʟᴜᴄ, ᴛʜᴇ ɪɴᴠɪꜱɪʙʟᴇ ʟɪꜰᴇ ᴏꜰ ᴀᴅᴅɪᴇ ʟᴀʀᴜᴇ ꜱᴏᴍᴇ ꜱᴘᴏɪʟᴇʀꜱ ɪɴ ᴛʜɪꜱ ʀᴇᴠɪᴇᴡ. ᴄᴡ: ᴅᴇᴀᴛʜ, ᴠɪᴏʟᴇɴᴄᴇ, ꜱᴛᴀʀᴠᴀᴛɪᴏɴ, ᴀᴛᴛᴇᴍᴘᴛᴇᴅ ꜱᴜɪᴄɪᴅᴇ, ᴘʀᴏꜱᴛɪᴛᴜᴛɪᴏɴ, ᴛᴏᴋᴇɴɪꜱᴍ, ꜱᴇxɪꜱᴍ, ꜱᴇʟꜰ-ᴍᴇᴅɪᴄᴀᴛɪɴɢ ᴀɴᴅ ʀᴇᴄʀᴇᴀᴛɪᴏɴᴀʟ ᴅʀᴜɢꜱ ᴜꜱᴇ, ᴘʜʏꜱɪᴄᴀʟ ᴀɴᴅ ꜱᴇxᴜᴀʟ ᴀꜱꜱᴀᴜʟᴛ, ᴀʙᴜꜱɪᴠᴇ ʀᴇʟᴀᴛɪᴏɴꜱʜɪᴘ, ᴍɪꜱʜᴀɴᴅʟᴇᴅ ʀᴇᴘʀᴇꜱᴇɴᴛᴀᴛɪᴏɴ ᴏꜰ ᴍᴇɴᴛᴀʟ ʜᴇᴀʟᴛʜ In France, 1714, Estelle told … Continue reading The Invisible Plot of Addie LaRue
"I'm not like other guys" trope is quite prevalent, both in real life and books. I wanted to share my thoughts on that from experience to show how harmful the "I'm not like guys" people are. These people are often pitied or glorified in books and real life, and I think it's unfair how they end up acting like victims when they're the ones inflicting the mental and emotional abuse and manipulation. They're experts at gaslighting as well, and it's frustrating to be so helpless in that position.
Persistence pays off in the end—the mantra of the "Nice Guy" or "I'm not like other guys" trope is commonly seen in media (films, TV, books, etc.) and real-life a little too often. Posed as the underdog, pitying victim of women who choose douchey men over them, Nice Guys expect a badge for common decency and fail to grasp the notion of attraction.
★★★ ᴛʜɪꜱ ʀᴇᴠɪᴇᴡ ᴍᴀʏ ᴄᴏɴᴛᴀɪɴ ꜱᴘᴏɪʟᴇʀꜱ. ʀᴇᴀᴅ ᴀᴛ ʏᴏᴜʀ ᴏᴡɴ ᴅɪꜱᴄʀᴇᴛɪᴏɴ. ᴄᴡ: ᴘᴏꜱꜱɪʙʟᴇ ꜱᴜɪᴄɪᴅᴇ, ᴅᴇᴀᴛʜ, ᴜɴᴅᴇʀᴀɢᴇ ᴅʀɪɴᴋɪɴɢ, ꜱᴍᴏᴋɪɴɢ, ꜱᴜʙꜱᴛᴀɴᴄᴇ ᴀʙᴜꜱᴇ, ᴄʜᴇᴀᴛɪɴɢ, ꜱᴏᴍᴇ ꜱᴇxᴜᴀʟ ᴄᴏɴᴛᴇɴᴛ, ᴜꜱᴇ ᴏꜰ ᴛʜᴇ 'ʀ' ᴡᴏʀᴅ ꜱʟᴜʀ, ʙᴏᴅʏ ꜱʜᴀᴍɪɴɢ, ʀᴏᴍᴀɴᴛɪᴄɪᴢᴀᴛɪᴏɴ ᴏꜰ ᴅᴇᴀᴛʜ. Miles "Pudge" Halter craves of the Great Perhaps. Moving away from his mundane life to a boarding school, Culver Creek, … Continue reading Looking for Alaska Falls Prey to Problematic tropes and romanticization
This post is specific to my experience on Bookstagram but it applies to anyone who's ever felt something similar. I’ve was never satisfied with the way my page looked. There were brief moments of satisfaction but it never lasted. Seeing other pages, I always felt like I didn’t take good pictures, or I never had … Continue reading Books are why we’re here. Let’s not let anything else make us lose sight of that.
★★ ᴄᴡ: ᴠɪᴏʟᴇɴᴄᴇ, ᴘᴛꜱᴅ, ᴍᴜʀᴅᴇʀ, ᴄʜɪʟᴅ ᴀʙᴜꜱᴇ, ꜱᴇxᴜᴀʟ ᴀꜱꜱᴀᴜʟᴛ, ʙᴜʟʟʏɪɴɢ. In a dystopian Chicago, people are divided into five factions: Abnegation (selfless), Erudite (clever), Dauntless (Brave), Amity (Kind), and Candor (Truth). 16-year-old Katniss Everdeen—Oh, sorry, Beatrice Prior from Abnegation, like others her age, must select which faction they would dedicate the rest of their lives … Continue reading Divergent — Book Review
Hey, you! Have you seriously not ever read classics? You should! You’re over 17/18? Then why are you reading a young adult book? This book is meant for people aged 9 to 13, why are you reading a kids book? You should read books your age. Wow, are you seriously reading trashy romance novels? You … Continue reading Genre-Shaming
ᴄᴡ: ᴍɪꜱᴏɢʏɴʏ, ꜱᴇxɪꜱᴍ, ᴍɪᴄʀᴏᴀɢɢʀᴇꜱꜱɪᴏɴ, ꜱʟᴜᴛ-ꜱʜᴀᴍɪɴɢ, ʙᴜʟʟʏɪɴɢ, ɴᴏɴ-ɢʀᴀᴘʜɪᴄ ꜱᴇx ꜱᴄᴇɴᴇ, ᴄʟɪᴄʜᴇꜱ. Dimple Shah knows what she wants and that is to focus on her career. She graduated high school but before attending Stanford in the fall, she wants to participate in the Insomnia Con, a summer program for web developers. But her parents have other plans … Continue reading When Dimple Met Rishi – Book Review
★★★ ᴛᴡ: ᴀʟᴄᴏʜᴏʟ ᴀɴᴅ ᴅʀᴜɢ ᴀʙᴜꜱᴇ, ᴀᴅᴅɪᴄᴛɪᴏɴ, ꜱᴇxᴜᴀʟ ᴀꜱꜱᴀᴜʟᴛ, ᴄʜᴇᴀᴛɪɴɢ, ᴜɴᴡᴀɴᴛᴇᴅ ᴘʀᴇɢɴᴀɴᴄʏ, ᴀɴᴅ ᴀʙᴏʀᴛɪᴏɴ, ᴇxᴘʟɪᴄɪᴛ ʟᴀɴɢᴜᴀɢᴇ, ᴅᴇᴀᴛʜ, ᴘᴀʀᴇɴᴛᴀʟ ɴᴇɢʟᴇᴄᴛ, ꜱᴇx (ɴᴏᴛ ᴇxᴘʟɪᴄɪᴛ), ᴇᴍᴏᴛɪᴏɴᴀʟ ᴀʙᴜꜱᴇ. Set during the height of Rock and Roll in the '70s, Daisy Jones is a privileged but neglected girl swept in the whirlwind of sex, drugs, and music. Fairly new but talented in … Continue reading Daisy Jones & The Six — Book Reivew