CURRENTLY// READING x Genre: Historical Time Travel Romance set during the Titanic Era in Charleston, South Carolina x When was the last time a book took you completely by surprise? x This book right here is why we need to continue sharing our love for all the books. Jean @bookrampage (bless her lovely soul) shared how much she loved this book. I looked it up, started it yesterday, and I'm nearly done. It's taken over my life.... every waking thought of mine. I got Sona @superbookstash to start it tonight and Alex @mypacificroad you should probably start this too 😘 free on kindle unlimited!!!! x This book makes my heart skip beats. It leaves me breathless. A shaken mess of feeling. I need this book like I need air to breathe. It has a rich atmosphere and leaves me wondering about every dream I've ever had. This is why reading is a precious gift. If you like Outlander, you'll love this! It's not heavy handed on description. The romance is delicious and it happens beautifully 😫 Gahhhjjj!!!! This ending is going to rip my heart out. Jean already told me as much!!!! ↬ #starcrossedreaders . . . . #bookstagram#booklion#bookhoarder#bookblog#bookishfeatures#bookaesthetics#bookdragon#epicreads#bookobsessed#booktography#igbooks#2019books#thesurvivingtrace#caliaread#loveforallthebooks#timetravel#historicalromance
What's the best thing you've ever won? x Guess what!!? @jordwatches has asked me to collaborate with them AGAIN --- and we're offering one of you a $100 gift code to use on any of their wooden watches in their collection! The one I'm wearing is the Frankie II- Zebrawood and Champagne. If you're like me and love wooden watches, these wear perfectly. It's the 2nd one I own now! We had a successful first campaign together and I'm excited to begin this second -- just in time for the upcoming holidays! In my stories, I'm going to share the two watches and the engravings I got on both! This watch is engraved with some Ravenclaw pride!! x To enter: Click the link in my bio (or copy/paste the following link https://www.jordwatches.com/g/emeraldbookowl ) and enter your name and an email and BAM! That's all. Good luck! x Everyone who enters gets a 10% off coupon code upon closure of the giveaway. So it's a win-win! × But WAIT!!!! Let me know below when you've entered because I'm going to throw all names into a hat and pick one winner to win a PRE-ORDER of QUEEN OF NOTHING by Holly Black!!!!!!! because this girl is excited for the finale and I want to share the love!!! Open internationally :) as long as Book Depository ships to you! x #jordwatches#bookstagram#jord#moodyphotos#mycuratedaesthetic#myaesthetic#ownyourstyle
"Life is meant to be felt." // Dark Age x I'm feeling quite ecstatic right now. I'm back in the world of Dark Age and just started my Harry Potter series re-reads (listening to book1 while on my run hence this gorgeous photo)-- (btw Jim Dale is an amazing narrator and I absolutely100% recommend the audiobook). It got me thinking -- how does my favorite childhood series (harry potter) compare to my favorite adult series (red rising)? x Both series shaped my reading interests and raised my standards-- harry potter ignited my passion for reading while red rising reignited this same passion following my post-college reading drought // both authors created my favorite characters ever (sevro, sirius) // both have caused me to scour the internet for fan theories during the wait period between books // both series started off lighter in their own way and gradually became more intense and darker in narrative and plot -- with action and suspense around every turn // Golden Son and Prisoner of Azkaban-- both books in their respective series were two of my favorites because they showed the truth depth of the story being told and I could argue were a turning point in the tone.mood.stakes for the remainder of the series // ravenclaw and howler ✌ that's all I got for now! Let me know your thoughts below on these two series!!!!!! . . ↬ #starcrossedreaders fav adult-childhood book similarities . . . . . #bookstagram#bookhoarder#bookblog#bookishfeatures#bookaesthetics#bookdragon#epicreads#bookobsessed#booktography#igbooks#2019books#booktalk#ireadbooks#autumnphoto#railroads#vscolifestyle
REP // SEARCH __ Hey there @dangerousromanceclub !! My name is Ash and I'm a 31 year old momma from Pennsylvania! It's safe to say that I LOVE romance -- and if it's the four d's (deep, dark, dirty, and dangerous) then I am complete and utter trash for it! My favorites include enemy to lover, bully, revenge plots, strong heroines, and twisted moral compasses. __ My first dark and dangerous romance was The Fae Chronicles by Amelia Hutchins. The minute I saw the content warnings, I KNEW my reading experience would forever be changed. Ryder is the total package!!! I soon went on to fall in love with everything Pen Douglas, Tillie Cole, Amo Jones, S.T. Abby, and recently Monica James! These authors have given the world such a gift! I'm currently reading Killswitch and it's no surprise that I've fallen in love with Damon! My favorite series are The Fae Chronicles, Devil's Night, Elite Kings Club, Deadly Virtues. __ Thank you for the opportunity to enter. I have held influencer/rep positions in the past -- and I can offer you my experience, commitment, creativity, and enthusiasm as I rep your products and help your company continue to grow. I included two non-romance photos in my entry so you can see how I feature products such as mugs, candles, and bookmarks! __ #dangerousromancerep
A Lesson in Thorns // Contemporary Romance. Hidden Gem. I'm weak. Angst on Angst. LGBT. LORD GIVE ME STRENGTH. My kinda kinks. THIS IS HOT. I'm dead. These are just some of the tags I used in my goodreads review! __ This book. This series. The feelings. The atmosphere. The intimacy. The characters. It has haunted my waking life. It has left me mesmerized and needing more!!! I love this series so much that I am buying the signed paperbacks!! @thesierrasimone is a queen!! She also included a few surprises -- this gorgeous necklace and a pen with ink flowing so smoothly it glides across the paper. __ I've reviewed A Lesson in Thorns a few weeks back (I'll share that post in my stories) or check out my goodreads (link in bio). I still have to post my Feast of Sparks review (book 2) -- I will STAN STAN STAN FOREVER because they are my OTP 😭😭😭 I can't talk about it yet 😫 I still love you, Sierra! I trust you with his heart!!!! This series is perfect for this time of year-- autumn vibes, pagan rituals ♡♡ __ ↬ #starcrossedreaders " I Exist I Exist I Exist" this moment comes during Feast of Sparks, the sequel to this book!
B O O K // R E V I E W __ The Silver Swan (Elite Kings Club # 1) by @thatcrazykiwiauthor // New Adult Dark Contemporary Romance __ I am disappointed in myself! I realized today that I never posted about this series before 😭 I have failed you all. I have my boo Kay @chroniclesofkayy to thank for introducing me to Amo! And lemme tell you guys-- this is DEFINITELY carrying the #loveforallthebooks tag 😍😍😍 __ The Silver Swan is the first book in the series, Elite Kings Club. And holy mother of all things dark and twisted-- // THIS IS 10+ STARS!!! // It's dark and twisty and seductively wicked and I love Amo's mind. Like, how does she come up with this!!?? I want to live in her deepest and darkest thoughts. *** This story is not for anyone uncomfortable with their hard limits being challenged. But it's HOT HOT HOTTTT -- that is, if you're into this kinda stuff 😈✌ I know many of you have pretty much claimed Brantley, but I'm more of a Nate fan 😍 grabby hands. . Okay so here's a quick non spoiler summary: This is a story about a girl named Madison who catches the attention of the pack of bad boys that run the school, specifically the leader, which exposes her to a world she didn't know existed. She quickly finds herself in a downward spiral into a lifestyle filled with jealousy and secrets. These boys are untamed and spoiled. The plot is fast paced and wicked. You'll be filled with constant suspense. Madison is a boss babe! I love her strength/courage!! She is a fighter!! __ GO GRAB IT OFF AMAZON!!!
Book Review | Prince's Gambit by C.S. Pacat __ 5/5 "HOLY SMOKES HIT ME IN THE FACE WITH A BRICK BECAUSE I'M PATHETIC OBSESSED WITH THIS SERIES" STARS __ Like, this sequel legit dug a hole, threw me in, and covered me in flowers. This book made me feel EVERYTHING. It was perfect. The slowest burn EVER EVER EVER and ahhhhh HALLELUJAH!!!!! Remember how I was 'meh' about book one? No? GOOD PLEASE FORGIVE & FORGET THAT. K. Thanks. This is still a character driven story and it's outstanding. Goddamnit. This review has me feeling EVERYTHING as if I just finished it. The ending WOWOWOW. I was speechless. I rarely am. I was shaking. I was SHOOK. __ Oh? Were you looking for an actual review? 😂 Well, I can't offer you one this time haha Please accept these FEEELS coming at you full force ---and then pick up and read Captive Prince (book 1 -- read my ACTUAL review on that one a few photos back) I read these with Sona @superbookstash and buddy reading with her is THE ABSOLUTE GREATEST. __ And remember, let's keep loving ALL THE BOOKS!!! like THIS one!! #loveforallthebooks ✌😘🔥🔥🔥
What genre (subgenre) do you want to see more booksta posts featuring? __ THANK YOU to everyone who has welcomed the idea that came from some discussions Rach @rqdavis_ and I had! I'm going through the tag we created -- #loveforallthebooks -- and checking out all those favorites of yours that aren't talked about enough on booksta! I haven't added any new content to the tag just yet because I'm staying true to my system and continuing to post what I'm currently reading ✌ and well, Dark Age is my prime focus right now!!!! I did add the tag to some recent books I posted about that deserve allllll the love!!!!! We would love to continue seeing everyone sharing at least one book that they normally wouldn't! I DESPERATELY NEED some Sci Fi / MM Romance recs so please please please post some of your favorites and use the tag!!! I know you're out there! Looking 👀 at you! __ I am really enjoying taking my photos wherever and whenever I can. Staying true to my lazy af minimal lifestyle 😂 I applaud all of you who can plan ahead and arrange props that's magazine worthy!! My aesthetic is "whatever works with the least amount of effort" and I own that! Anyways...... DARK AGE. I'm only on page 67/752 and it already feels like I've run a marathon. I've been panicking since page 38. I LOVE #grimdragon prompt for today. It accurately reflects my thought with this book so far: WHAT, PRAY TELL, THE FUCK?!? __ I love this mug that I won in a giveaway!! You can get this mug (and more) in @moonoakalley shop!
"Well, here I am, you deviant bitch. Here I bloody am." -- Dark Age / Pierce Brown __ Do you have a song that reminds you of a book or series? __ I have many. Most of my book/song pairings were unofficially declared by myself as the book's anthem however there are many that were shared by a friend. Months ago, Lucy @the_bookish_astronaut shared with me the following song (see below) and said how it fit Red Rising so well. I listened and YES YES YES it absolutely does. It is THE song that I associate with this series now. I have been listening to it today in between reading Dark Age and it adds that extra element to the experience. I recommend my fellow Howlers to go give the song a listen and let me know what you think!! I get extremely emotional with the lyrics-- (brb CRYING) Darrow has come a long way from the mines of Lykos. Shit. It's such an EMOTIONAL SONG for an EMOTIONAL SERIES. _ SONG: By My Side ARTIST: MitiS What if I said I'll fight for you? What if I said I needed you? Would you change your mind? Would you be by my side? What if I said I'm there for you? Go through hell and die for you Would you change your mind? Would you be by my side? __ I'm on CHAPTER 4 of DA. Darrow just acquired some equipment and I'm wondering WHAT THE HECK he's going to do with it 🙈 I have my theories but Lucy told me to not even bother 😂 That I'll be wrong anyways hahaha 😘 Oh!! This 'Summon the Howlers' bottle is from @dreaminabottle ! Lucy's rep search is STILL OPEN so get your entry in 😊
CURRENTLY READING THE ONLY THING THAT MATTERS RIGHT NOW __ If you saw my story from yesterday, you'll know that I MAY OR MAY NOT HAVE gotten spoiled for the THIRD TIME with Dark Age. My fault. All my fault. I can't help but become click happy and read comments that I SHOULD AVOID!!! but I can't. I can't look away. Buttttt this potential "spoiler" was a SEVRO SPOILER and that was it. I will not be spoiled with my favorite character/husband/loveofmylife!!!!!!! __ So I have put all other books to the side and eating/sleeping/carrying this book with me everywhere for the next week because I have had enough procrastinating. I'm shutting my feelings down and diving in. Head first. As I told some one you before, there aren't many surprises left in life-- but I will have Dark Age be one of them! Thanks to @the_bookish_astronaut for giving me tough love and to @books_and_rocks & @mayap.firstofhername for laughing at me while telling me how it's going to DESTROY ME and WILL BREAK MY HEART. K. Thanks guys. YOU'RE ALL GREAT FRIENDS 🤣🤣🤣 you'll be the first to get all my unfiltered reactions!!!!! Hope you're READY for my crazy to come out 😈😘 __ Still with me? Dark Age is dark and grim. I think many people will be surprised when they get to these last three books. Books 1-3 are like children's books compared to Iron Gold and Dark Age. IG was intense, but DA is darker than dark. I think most people may become surprised by the depth, epicness, darkness that has been created. __ ↬ #starcrossedreaders darker than dark