Looking Back at the Books I Read in May 2023

Looking Back at the Books I Read in May 2023

I did not read a lot this month as I was mainly absorbed into playing video games during my free time. The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom being the main one I ended up playing for the better part of the month. Not to mention, I just didn't have motivation to read as I was writing a bunch. But I did manage to read a few things. So, like every month before I'm going to share what I managed to read.…

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My Thoughts on the Crowns of Nyaxia (Nightborn Duet) by Carissa Broadbent

My Thoughts on the Crowns of Nyaxia (Nightborn Duet) by Carissa Broadbent

Carissa Broadbent's The Crowns of Nyaxia series contains a duet called the Nightborn Duet, which is the first two installments and follows the story of Raihn and Oraya. This duet was described as being perfect for fans of From Blood and Ash by Jennifer L. Armentrout and A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas, and I can see the comparison for both. As we got rivals to lovers, deadly competition, action packed, and vampires with wings. I was debated on separating my review of The Serpent and the Wings of Night from The Ashes and the Star-Cursed King, but decided to combine the two.…

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First Impression of The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

First Impression of The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

Nintendo has finally released the sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild game was released called The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom. And takes place roughly three years after the events in the previous game, so fans that played the previous game will see familiar areas but with a twist of the addition of sky and underground areas. Since, I haven't finished the game (and won't for some time), I figured I would give a first impression of this game versus giving a full review. So, there's not going to be a lot regarding the plot in this post.…

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The Legend of Zelda: Timeline of the Games & The Lore that Connects Them All

The Legend of Zelda: Timeline of the Games & The Lore that Connects Them All

Legend of Zelda is one of those Nintendo games that have the same basic mechanics and plot from game to game with minor differences. And on the surface level they don't seem to be linked together in anyway, but they actually are occurring to the creator of the games.…

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Reading Guide for the Ruby Dixon Universe

Reading Guide for the Ruby Dixon Universe

Ruby Dixon has a lot of books released and a good majority of them are connected. Now, I haven't read a good majority of these (all the Risdaverse books) as they just didn't interest me at the time. But some of those characters do make appearances in the rest of the universe. This universe is expanding with another spin-off series for the Ice Planet, Not-Hoth, and more books in the Corsairs series, so I'm sure it's going to be more back and forth. But as of May 2023 here is how the books connect as far as the timeline goes.…

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Kena: Bridge of Spirits Review

Kena: Bridge of Spirits Review

I recently finished playing Kena: Bridge of Spirits an action-adventure game developed and published by Ember Lab over on Twitch. This is the debut game from the developers, but honestly, it feels like a triple-A game due to the quality. In this game, you play as Kena, a Spirit Guide, who is on a journey to a mountain sacred shrine. During this journey, you come across spirits in a destroyed village that need help moving on. Each spirit is linked to a wooden masks that was made to honor them. Throughout this journey, you will get help from adorable, little rot wisps that you have to find throughout the environment.…

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Looking Back at the Books I Read in April 2023

Looking Back at the Books I Read in April 2023

I started this month feeling in a book slump since I didn't want to pick up any new books. Then, around halfway through the month, I started devouring books again. Though even with that being said, I still feel like I didn't read a lot this month (compared to others) even when you factor in my re-reads. As one of the new books was only half a book and the re-reads I skipped a lot to get to the dialogue or juicy bits. Sometimes I really don't like being a mood reader. If it doesn't vibe with the moment, I cannot make myself read a book regardless of how good it might be. And I know I have a lot of books that I could read. But every time I go to read them, my brain just says "nope, not today." So, with that being said here's a summary of everything I did manage to read during the month of April and my thoughts regarding those books.…

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The Adorably Chaotic Postal Service Game: KeyWe

The Adorably Chaotic Postal Service Game: KeyWe

My friend, Joker, and I recently played through all of the challenges and story modes of the cute, co-op postal puzzle game called KeyWe. It was developed by Stonewheat & Sons (an indie developer) and published by Fireshine Games. You play two small kiwi birds (Debra and Jeff) that are attempting to work at a whimsical post office. Where you are bringing mail to Cassowarys and getting directions from an octopus, all while jumping, flapping, pecking, and butt-slamming to complete each of the levels.…

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Review of Bloodmarked (The Legendborn Cycle, Book 2) by Tracy Deonn

Review of Bloodmarked (The Legendborn Cycle, Book 2) by Tracy Deonn

I had every intention of reading Bloodmarked by Tracy Deonn when it was released, but the mood didn't strike. And I kept debating rereading the first book in this series, Legendborn. But in the end, I changed my mind because I knew what had happened in the previous book. And, while I recall comparing it to Shadowhunters, I had forgotten how similar the two series are. But a major piece that this series focuses on outside of fighting demons is racism, grief, and trauma from generations past. Bree has to deal with everything that happened with her ancestors while struggling to deal with the racism within the Legendborn community and the lengths they will go to cover up the truth.…

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The Eyeshadow Palettes That I Still Gravitate Towards

The Eyeshadow Palettes That I Still Gravitate Towards

It's been years since I reviewed makeup, mainly as I found that I had developed a collector mindset with makeup rather than using the palettes I already had. And while my reviews at the time were honest, I didn't appreciate those palettes as much. As I was always onto the next palette to get the next review out. So, after I stopped reviewing makeup and moved away from watching every makeup brand release, I found myself appreciating what I had more. Plus, those palettes that were great really stood out as I still find myself reaching for those palettes even years later. …

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