My Thoughts on The Ballad of Never After (Once Upon a Broken Heart Trilogy, Book 2) by Stephanie Garber

My Thoughts on The Ballad of Never After (Once Upon a Broken Heart Trilogy, Book 2) by Stephanie Garber

After finishing the previous book in this trilogy by Stephanie Garber, I knew things were going to get interesting in The Ballad of Never After. Whereas the previous series switched off to a new point of view, this one continues following Evangeline. Before I get into too many details in my opening as I could go on about this book in particular, let me just say I would give The Ballad of Never After a 4.25 out of 5 stars rating. And I'm looking forward to what happens in the final book of the Once Upon a Broken Heart trilogy.…

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My Thoughts on Once Upon a Broken Heart (Once Upon a Broken Heart Trilogy, Book 1) by Stephanie Garber

My Thoughts on Once Upon a Broken Heart (Once Upon a Broken Heart Trilogy, Book 1) by Stephanie Garber

The Once Upon a Broken Heart trilogy takes place in the same world as Stephanie Garber's Caraval trilogy. This book in particular begins around the beginning of Finale when the Fates have been freed from the Destiny Cards and before the conclusion of the book, then there's a time jump to after the events of Finale. If you haven't read the Caraval series, this book will make references to the conclusion of that book but will leave out the details. So, if you go straight into this trilogy without reading Caraval there is missing context for events as it's not elaborated.…

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Tandem Reading Guide of Twilight and Midnight Sun by Stephenie Meyer

Tandem Reading Guide of Twilight and Midnight Sun by Stephenie Meyer

I've mentioned it before on my blog, but I used to be obsessed with Twilight. I helped run a fan forum back in the day on Gaia Online. I wrote a series of novels (never published) that were very inspired by Twilight. And I read every post that Stephenie Meyer put up on her website about this series including Midnight Sun after it was leaked. Then I went to college, grew up a bit, and haven't returned to the series since. When Midnight Sun was finally released, I wasn't sure if I was going to get it or not. And I didn't for the longest time, but the other day while I was at Target I ended up putting it in my cart. So, I thought I'd share here how a tandem read could be done between Midnight Sun and Twilight. Since it's the same book, just one told by Bella and the other by Edward.…

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My Thoughts on Queen of Myth and Monsters (Adrian x Isolde, Book 2) by Scarlett St. Clair

My Thoughts on Queen of Myth and Monsters (Adrian x Isolde, Book 2) by Scarlett St. Clair

Scarlett St. Clair's Queen of Myth and Monsters is the second book in her Adrian x Isolde series. Unlike the first book, we get multiple points of view. I read the first book in this series over a year ago and remember really enjoying it. So I had high expectations for this book. As I share my thoughts, I'll try not to give too many spoilers, but there may be a few (though I tried to be as vague as possible regarding the plot while still sharing my opinions on things).…

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My Thoughts on The Wolf and The Wildflower (Fated Fae, Book 2) by Ella Fields

My Thoughts on The Wolf and The Wildflower (Fated Fae, Book 2) by Ella Fields

The Wolf and the Wildflower by Ella Fields is a new standalone book that takes place in the Fated Fae universe, aka the same world used in The Savage and the Swan. While it is a standalone, characters from that book are featured in this one, including Scythe, Fang, and Dade. It takes place roughly around the same time as The Wolf and The Wildflower, as the war is still happening between the Gold Fae and the Red/Blood Fae. But we also learn that wolf-shifting faeries are not something unique to the Red Fae; those across the sea are also able to do so. So, it was interesting coming back to this world and seeing it through a different perspective as one of the main characters is from across the sea, while the other is Scythe.…

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Reading Guide for The World of Solaria by Caroline Peckham and Susanne Valenti

Reading Guide for The World of Solaria by Caroline Peckham and Susanne Valenti

The World of Solaria by Caroline Peckham and Susanne Valenti contains three separate series: Ruthless Boys of the Zodiac, Zodiac Academy, and Darkmore Penitentiary. There's no right way to read these series but there are two different recommended ways you could go about it. The first one is chronological order and the other is publication order. So, I thought I would share each of those here. These lists include the short stories/novellas for Zodiac Academy. However, the limited edition bonus chapters that were only available for one month on Kindle or through the Facebook group, are not on this list since those aren't easily accessible to everyone, or required additional sign-up. But just as a note, there are several of these that are not included.…

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My Thoughts on Zodiac Academy Series by Caroline Peckham and Susanne Valenti

My Thoughts on Zodiac Academy Series by Caroline Peckham and Susanne Valenti

I finally got around to reading the Zodiac Academy series by Caroline Peckham and Susanne Valenti. I tried my hardest to avoid all spoilers with regard to this series. So far, only 8 of the 9 books in total have been released, with the last coming sometime in the future. They are available right now on Kindle Unlimited. While only eight of the books have been released, the first book was re-released but from the POV of the guys since the first book is solely told from the girls' POV. Every book after that is a mixture of their perspectives, with each POV told from the first POV.…

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My Thoughts on Finale (Caraval, Book 3) by Stephanie Garber

My Thoughts on Finale (Caraval, Book 3) by Stephanie Garber

Finale by Stephanie Garber is the final book of the Caraval series, but not the last in this world. It continues in another series that I plan on reading in the future called Once Upon a Broken Heart, which features Jacks. Where the previous books took place during the Caraval and were broken into parts based on the night it took place, this one is broken into four parts: the beginning, the middle, the almost-ending, and the true ending. However, Stephanie Garber warns that not everyone gets a true ending. Which I immediately understood to mean Jacks considering he's going to be in a series of his own. The previous books also only focused on one sister (Scarlett in Caraval and Tella in Legendary), this book switches back and forth between the two.…

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