The Raven Boys Review || March 26

Hello everybody! It’s finally spring break which means that i have a lot of free time to read, blog and write. So here I am, sitting at my dining room table, writing up this review since I literally just finished this book. The Raven Boys was an eyeful of confusing plot twists and cliffhangers. That may be the reason why it took me the span of three months to read. But, it was still such an amazing book. Maggie Stiefvater is a writer who knows what she’s doing. Her eccentric characters pull you into her books.Her interesting plot lines will intrigue you. Every thing about her books will have you standing on your tippy toes. Maggie’s books might not be as legendary as the Throne of Glass series or The Mortal Instruments, but she is a legend. Her books are read by millions around and those millions are awaiting the final book in The Raven Cycle, The Raven King.

Now, to stop myself from ranting about how amazing Maggie’s novels are, here’s my review:


The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater 

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4.5/5 stars


This book was such an incredible start to The Raven Cycle. Though the beginning is quite confusing, don’t let it fool you. Blue Sargent was as eccentric in my mind as she was on the page. Gansey has now become my second favorite male character. Noah was just…. DEAD. Ronan was such a powerful character and Adam was maybe the bravest poor kid I have ever read about.

Let’s get straight into talking about that ending. Whelk had all of the death coming straight for him. And Neeve. Neeve was plain evil. She betrayed everyone. Maura. Calla. Persephone. Blue. Even Barrington Whelk. Like what was that plan of her’s anyways. trying to beat Gansey at waking the Ley line. I’m almost confident that Neeve is going to come back in either The Dream Thieves or Blue Lily, Lily Blue to ruin everythng.

Even though towards the end of the book, Blue and Gansey did connect more together, i was really hoping that something interesting would happen between them. Maybe like a date or someting. Though at least they spent the day together once searching through the forest. But that day ended up bad. I wish that they would’ve went on a date or something. Maybe that’ll happen in The Dream Thieves. I sure hope so!


*A little self promotion*

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Happy Reading!

~Alaina

Baby Steps Review || March 20

Hello everybody! Long time, no see? It for sure has been quite awhile since I posted a review but, here I am today. Usually I plan to type up a review the day after I finish a novel. But instead, I’ve waited a week to type up this one. But, whatever.

So, once again, I am doing a review on a wattpad novel, this one by Stephanie at xFakingaSmilex. She is one of the many amazing authors on there and I just so happened to find her novel on the trending page. So, without further ado, let’s get into this very delayed review.

Baby Steps

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Summary:

‘Life isn’t about the big accomplishments, it’s the baby steps you take to get there.’

Ava thought she was invisible to the whole human population of her high school, and maybe that wasn’t always a bad thing. When the day Blake River’s acknowledges her presences, her whole life is flipped upside down. Firstly, Blake River’s knew about her and secondly, he needed her help. Blake has a baby daughter and knows nothing about caring for the infant but is determined to learn the ins and outs of fatherhood with the help of Ava.

But somewhere in-between the late night baby help, and quirky conversations, Blake begins to realize there’s more to Ava Greyson than the front she’s been putting up to keep everyone out. Everyone has their own problems, but everyone needs help to see that they aren’t alone in their world of problems, they just need someone to sing in the dark with them to enjoy the ride ahead.

Taking steps in the world didn’t have to be leaps, but baby ones to help them moving forwards.


Review:

This novel was phenomenal and I wouldn’t think twice about giving it 5 stars. It was a contemporary that i never would’ve seen myself reading. But, babies are adorable and you can’t resist reading a book about cute babies with banners/covers on every chapter. Little London was such a cutie in this novel and with the help of Ava, her childhood wasn’t as bad as it would’ve been if she only had Blake.

After Tori stormed out of Blake’s life, he was alone, raising London as a lone parent. But he found Ava and he fell madly in love with her. That was, until Tori came back with a high level of hatred towards Ava. But, Blake was protective over her which was really cute.

Overall, this novel was super cute and a really nice contemporary novel. I wouldn’t take down the offer to read another one of Stephanie but for now, I have to get back to my humongous TBR. 32 books that I’m hoping to finish by July.

Happy Reading!

~Alaina

Will I Always Be: Just A Friend || March 7

Hello everybody! So, recently I have got myself hooked on Wattpad stories and I am indefinitely obsessed with them. Some of the members on there have written some amazing novels. Some are even lucky enough to get published. If you’ve read my last post, you would know that I’m currently writing a novel on there and I’m so happy because I’ve hit 30 views on it. So thank you for taking the time to read the chapters I have up so far.

Anyways, today I am reviewing a wattpad novel called Will I Always Be: Just A Friend by Read_Write_LoveIt.

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Review:

This book was so good! It is a fun and bubbly contemporary novel about a girl named Lydia who is trying to see if her best friend Ashton wants to step up their friendship. The plot intrigued me so I gave the first few chapters a try and fell in love. I completed all 100 chapters in four days and am in need of more. I can’t wait for Ceri to continue the sequel to this book so I can relive the romance between Ashton and Lydia.

Lydia and her friends Georgia, Lois and Ayla are like the perfect friendship squad. And Ayla is one of the prettiest names I’ve ever heard of. The four of them were always hanging out with each other and became my ultimate friendship goals.

But, then you have the xoxo group. Naughty teenagers I say. Basically, the xoxo group made this whole book turn into Pretty Little Liars which was pretty cool. The revealing of the xoxo group isn’t a big surprise but everyone will be surprised as to what happens to the members.

My favorite part was definitely every time Lydia threw up and Ashton came to the rescue. It was so cute. But, then the ending of the book came along and I was a sobbing mess.

Make sure to go read this novel because it is amazing.

Happy Reading!

~Alaina

I’m writing a novel?!?! || March 3

Hello everybody. I haven’t finished a novel in a while but, I have started writing one of my own. Have you ever heard of Wattpad? It’s a website/app where people around the world can write novels of their own and let the world read them. I’ve been reading novels from the app for a long time and I finally decided that I would write one of my own.I got inspired by all of the college romance novels I was seeing on there. So i just thought that I would make a mini post to tell you about my novel.

If you would want to view my novel, the first chapter is up. Simply search “alainabagan” in the wattpad search bar and my account will come up. The novel is titled “The One And Only” and it would mean the world if you guys could go and read it. I’m open to critiques for how the story line could go, editing on words and it would be extraordinary for someone to be kind enough to make me a cover if you so enjoy my novel. Not saying that you have too, but mine is kinda crappy and I need something light and bubbly.

If you view it, please feel free to vote and comment!

Happy Reading!

~Alaina