The Wild by K. Webster

Summary: I brought them to the wilderness because we couldn’t cope with our reality. The plan was to make a new life that didn’t include heartache. No people. No technology. No interference. Just us. A chance to piece together what was broken. But the wilderness is untamed and harsh. Brutal and unforgiving. It doesn’t give a damn about your feelings. Tragedy lives there too. No escaping the truths that won’t let you go. All you can do is survive where love, no matter how beastly, is the only thing you can truly count on. Confusing. Wrong. Twisted. Beautiful. Sick. Love is wild. And we’re going to set it free. WARNING: The Wild is an extremely taboo story. Most will find that the themes in this book will make you incredibly uncomfortable or maybe even offend you. This book is only for the brave, the open-minded, and the ones who crave love in even the most dismal of situations. Extreme sexual themes and violence in certain scenes, which could trigger emotional distress, are found in this story. If you are sensitive to heavy taboo themes, then this story is not for you. Seriously, you’ve been warned. Don’t say I didn’t try. You’re probably going to cringe many, many, many times. Even if you’re on the fence, it’s probably not a good idea to proceed. However, if you’re intrigued and fearless and kind of sort of trust me, then carry on. This book is for you.

Review You can also read it on GR!

1 star

SPOILERS GALORE (Because I’m about to rant on this one. )

So I heard about the surrounding controversy about this book and decide to give it a try. I petty much read ( well skim on certain parts) the whole book in one setting last night and I say it like this. It was all levels of fucked up but it had a little more substance than any AR book ever had. Not a lot but a little bit more.

Before I start ranting let be give a little more background to the story.

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Top Five Wednesday: Second Book is Best

So it’s Top Five Wednesday again!The topic for this week is…..

 Second Book is Best”

Oh yes! I’m going to have fun with this one! I’m going to cheat a little bit and also include books that are the middle of the series if the series is not a trilogy.

So lets hop to it!

5. A Crown of Wishes  by  Roshani Chokshi

This one really took me by surprise because I didn’t like The Star Touch Queen at all. A matter of fact I didn’t even finish it at all because I couldn’t connect with Maya, Amar or the story itself even tho the writing was beautiful.. It took me like three times to actually read the first chapter until I decided to get the audiobook which I only made it half way. A Crown of Wishes was a totally different story altogether. Everything from the characters, the story to the writing was so much better in this one!

 

 

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Top Five Wednesday: Book Covers You’d Live In

So it’s Top Five Wednesday again!The topic for this week is…..

Disclaimer: Just because I like the cover doesn’t mean I love the book. lol

 “Book Covers You’d Live In”

1.Beauty and the Beast: Lost in a Book by Jennifer Donnelly

2.A Crown of Wishes by Roshani Chokshi

3.Wintersong  by S. Jae-Jones

 

4. A Thousand Pieces of You  by Claudia Gray

( I haven’t read this one but I love the cover.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5. Seraphina by Rachel Hartman

What Does Consent Really Mean? by Pete Wallis, Joseph Wilkins, Thalia Wallis

What Does Consent Really Mean?Summary: “Consent is not the absence of ‘NO’, it is an enthusiastic YES!!”
While seemingly straightforward, Tia and Bryony hadn’t considered this subject too seriously until it comes up in conversation with their friends and they realise just how important it is.
Following the sexual assault of a classmate, a group of teenage girls find themselves discussing the term consent, what it actually means for them in their current relationships, and how they act and make decisions with peer influence. Joined by their male friends who offer another perspective, this rich graphic novel uncovers the need for more informed conversations with young people around consent and healthy relationships. Accompanying the graphics are sexual health resources for students and teachers, which make this a perfect tool for broaching the subject with teens.

Review

You can read it on my goodreads! 

Received from Netgalley in exchange of honest review.

While this can be a pretty good teaching tool to teach middle and high school students about consent, I feel like it should be the only thing that teachers should used. The reason why I give it a 4. 5 instead of a five cause it felt like skimmed telling guys that they should consent to things as well. The majority of the book spend telling girls they should consent to things which is nothing wrong with that all but it’s a two way street. Some guys can be uncomfortable with doing things with their girls ( or guys) would could be pressuring them to things as well. It just needed to be shone in more ” it can happen both ways” light. All in all It was pretty good.

Falling for the Beast by Victorine E. Lieske

Summary: Aribelle is backed into the position of cleaning house for the horrible Mr. Thaddeus Walker. Not only is he rude, he’s dangerously secretive, going out at night and coming home with injuries which seem to heal mysteriously fast. She should be keeping her distance, not trying to break down his barriers. But the more she uncovers, the more attracted she becomes until the cost of exposing his secrets fades behind the risk of losing her heart.Thaddeus knows he should have sent the girl away instead of allowing her into his home. Now she’s asking questions he can’t answer. And the more time they spend together, the more he wishes he could pull her close and kiss her. But he can’t afford to do that. Beautiful Aribelle could never love a beast.  Falling for the Beast is a sweet romance

Review

2 stars You can also read it on my goodreads!

Received from Netgalley in exchange of honest review.

*take deep breaths*

Breathe in Breathe Out

ok.

This was probably the most mediocre, bland ,and juvenile BATB retellings I have ever read. The book was blander than having chicken with no season on it.

Let me get into the #1 reason why.

THE HERO AND HEROINE HAD ZERO I MEAN ZERO CHEMISTRY TOGETHER AND IT BORDERLINE INSTA-LOVE TO THE MAX.

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Top Five Wednesday: Books not set or Inspired in the Western World

So it’s Top Five Wednesday again!The topic for this week is…..

Books That Aren’t Set In/Inspired By The Western World

So lets get to it! ( I’m also including manga in this as well)

1.Pretty Guardian  Sailor Moon by Naoko Takeuchi   ( Japan and Space)

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2.The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer(New Beijing and Space)

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3.The Wrath and the Dawn Series by Renee Ahdieh (Middle East)

The Wrath and the Dawn (The Wrath and the Dawn, #1)

 

4.The Star Touched Queen Series by Roshani Chokshi ( India)

The Star-Touched Queen (The Star-Touched Queen, #1)A Crown of Wishes (The Star-Touched Queen, #2)

5.Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo ( Russia)

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Beauty Conquers the Beast by Jenny Schwartz

Beauty Conquers the Beast

Summary:Lady Nora and Prince Alexander were never friends, and she can’t think of anyone more deserving of the curse that made him the Beast of the Sighaway Forest. But when six princesses from neighboring kingdoms fail to break the curse, it’s more than just the big and brutish Alexander who is suffering. For her country, and out of an overdeveloped sense of duty, Nora will enter the beast’s castle. She’ll fight mysterious magic and confront the secrets of her heart, but the elusive beast remains untamable. The shocking solution to breaking the curse will change Nora’s life forever.

Review

1.5 Stars Spoilers.

So this past weekend I read two short 40 page something BATB  which both disappointed me. I wasn’t going to write a review on neither one of them but I need to rant about this one.

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“Fight like a YA Girl ” BookTag

I saw this post and I thought it would be good idea to talk about my fave YA Badass Girls. Some of these are going to overlap but who cares. lol

So here we go!

THE RULES

  • Thank the person who tagged you.
  • Mention the creator Krysti at YA and Wine
  • Match at least one YA girl with each of the themes below.
  • Tag as many people as you like!

WARRIOR GIRLS

Throne of Glass (Throne of Glass, #1)A Crown of Wishes (The Star-Touched Queen, #2)

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Top Five Wednesday: Top Five Children Books

So it’s Top Five Wednesday again! This time is your Top five Children’s books so let’s get to it!

1.The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (Oz, #1)

The king of children’s books in my opinion. I remember reading it for the first time around 10 years old and realizing how different it was than the movie. I actually enjoyed it more than the movie cause it goes more in depth with the world of OZ than the movie does.

 

 

 

2.Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters: An African Tale by John Steptoe

Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters: An African Tale

This is like the African version of Cinderella mixed in with the Frog Prince. I remember our librarian  reading it to us and I fell instantly in love with the story ,the illustrations, and the characters. In all honestly, Disney should have made this one if they wanted their first Black Princess.

 

 

3.  Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson

Bridge to TerabithiaI remember my whole four grade class had to read this one in class and my whole class being engloss with it.  I remember the day when got to part when Jess found out  Leslie drown and the whole class was so freaking shocked.  The teacher was so wrong that we had to  wait the next day to found out if it was true or not. (which unfortunately it was) I remember saying that she didn’t when had an excise guessing what happen to her.

 

4. Sarah, Plain and Tall by Patricia MacLachlan

Sarah, Plain and Tall (Sarah, Plain and Tall, #1)

I remember reading this one in four grade as well and completely enjoying it. No shocking cliffhangers in this one. lol

 

 

 

 

 

5. The Monster at the End of the Book by Jon Stone

The Monster at the End of this BookThis one means a lot to me cause I remember my big sister bought and read this one to me alot.  A matter of fact it’s probably one of the  Little Golden books that we still have cause it meant a lot to her  as well.  The reason why I love reading so much is because my sister read to me so much when I was younger .So she help installed the love of reading to me in such a young age.

 

 

Those are my fave five children books when I was younger.

Tanya out!

Rant: How I feel about Smut in Fiction

So I have been thinking about the subject for a while now and how I feel about it. ( For extent purposes ,I’m not talking about erotica which probably going to be its own post one day.)

Smut in Fiction rather it’s in books, fanfics ,or any type of media.

Before I dive into how I feel about it ,lets define what smut means.

Smut ( urban dictionary)- Highly developed stories with love lines and other things that appeal to women that also include a lot of sexually explicit scenes.

So it’s basically a story with sexual  scenes in it which is easy enough to understand. lol

So how do I feel about it you ask?

I love smut but I feel like smut  should be like a cherry on top of a banana split.

Something that you can still enjoy the banana split even if it’s on or off.  The cherry doesn’t mess up the experience of the eating the banana split even if the person do or don’t like cherries. The body of the banana split aka the banana and ice cream is what really matters and everything else aka cherries and other topping should just enhance the experience. What that being said ,smut shouldn’t mess up the reader’s experience of the book regardless if they like it or not. If they like smut they should enjoy it and if they don’t they can scan through or just skip those pages and still be able to enjoy the book.

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