Chantress Fury (Chantress Trilogy #3) by Amy Butler Greenfield {Review by Kayla}

Review by Kayla, In Love & Words Teen Reader

Overall Rating: 5 Stars
Title: Chantress Fury
Author: Amy Butler Greenfield
Series: Chantress Trilogy #3

The sea is coming. We are coming. And we will drown you all.

With a song, Lucy can control the wind and the water; she can bring castles and kingdoms to their feet. Since Lucy mastered her powers, King Henry has kept her close as he’s rebuilt England. She’s his best ally—and his workhorse. And now he’s called her to investigate attempted murder: His men claim they were almost killed on the Thames…by a mermaid. All Lucy can glean from the creature they’ve captured is a warning: The sea is coming. We are coming. And we will drown you all.

And then the floods begin. Swaths of London are submerged as the people scramble to defend themselves against the water—and the monsters—that are flooding their streets. As mistrust of Lucy’s magic grows, the king relies on Nat, Lucy’s great love, to guide them through the storm. But Nat is cold and distant to Lucy. He swore his love only a year before, and now he calls her “stranger.”

Lucy is determined to defeat this powerful new magic alone if she must. But then she hears an eerie song within the water…can it mean that she’s not the last Chantress after all?




I finished this book in one day…and I think by that you can figure out how I felt about it!

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Full Tilt (Full Tilt #1) by Emma Scott *New Favorite Read*

Overall Rating: 5 Stars
Title: Full Tilt
Author: Emma Scott
Series: Full Tilt #1
Format: Audiobook purchased from Audible

“I would love you forever, if I only had the chance…”

Kacey Dawson has always lived life on the edge–impulsively, sometimes recklessly. And now, as lead guitarist for a hot up-and-coming band, she is poised at the brink of fame and fortune. But she is torn between wanting to be a serious musician, and the demons that lure her down the glittering, but alcohol-soaked path of rock stardom. A wrecked concert in Las Vegas threatens to ruin her career entirely. She wakes up with the hangover from hell and no memory of the night before, or how she ended up on her limo driver’s couch…

Jonah Fletcher is running out of time. He knows his situation is hopeless, and he’s vowed to make the most of the handful of months he has left to him. His plans include seeing the opening of his glass installation at a prestigious art gallery…they do not include falling in love with a wild, tempestuous rock musician who wound up passed out on his couch.

Jonah sees that Kacey is on a path to self-destruction. He lets her crash with him for a few days to dry out and get her head on straight. But neither of them expected the deep connection they felt, or how that connection could grow so fast from friendship into something more. Something deep and pure and life-changing…something as fragile as glass, that they both know will shatter in the end no matter how hard they try to hold on to it.

Full Tilt is a story about what it means to love with your whole heart, to sacrifice, to experience terrible grief and soaring joy. To live life with all its beauty, and all its pain, and in the end to be able to smile through tears and know you wouldn’t have changed a thing.



Excuse my language, but GODDAMMIT this was not what I expected.

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Endlessly by Kiersten White (Paranormalcy #3) {Review by Kayla}

Review by Kayla, In Love & Words Teen Reader

Overall Rating: 5 Stars
Title: Endlessly
Author: Kiersten White
Series: Paranormalcy #3

In Endlessly, pink-loving, butt-kicking Evie has way too much on her to-do list. Paranormals are begging her to open a faerie gate so they can leave the human world, something Evie’s not sure she has the power to do. The Dark Queen is torturing humans and must be destroyed.

On top of all that, Evie’s prom is coming up. She’s not sure what to wear, and, oh, yeah, her shape-shifting boyfriend, Lend, has been cursed so that he falls into an enchanted sleep whenever he and Evie are in the same room…and even Evie’s ex-boyfriend, the faerie Reth, can’t reverse the dark magic.

An epic battle is looming, and the choices Evie makes will determine the fate of whole paranormal world—and her own life.




I finished the entire series and now I’m wondering what I’m going to do now that I’m not soaking up those books all day!

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Favorite Reads from September 2018

As I’m writing this, I’m preparing for the 10K that I’m doing with my Dad tomorrow. By the time it’s posted, I’ll *hopefully* have completed it the day before! Fingers crossed!

Anyway, enough with that boring stuff… onto the books!

To be fair, this month was an EPIC month for re-reads, so I didn’t read many new-to-me books at all and I don’t include them on my Favorite Reads posts because obviously the re-reads are favorites if I’m reading them more than once!

Here are my favorites from the past month.

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Favorite Bookish Blog Posts From September 2018

There are so many amazing book bloggers around the web which means that there are so many great bookish blog posts each month. I wish I could say that I actively read every blog post of every blog I follow, however, I don’t. But when I do, I always make sure the take note of my favorite posts so that I can share them with you.

I highly recommend you follow all these blogs! I love these amazing peeps!

Here are my favorite posts from September


*And my fav of the month:For the Love of Books made me love her even more after she shared her story about having Cerebal Palsy and how books brought her happiness.*


What were some of your favorite reads this month?




Reading List Wrap-Up: September 2018

Reading List Books Read: 3 out of 5

✘ = Did Not Read
✓ = Read
/ = Currently reading
✂ = Did Not Finish

Full reviews coming soon!


Other Books Read: 3

Full reviews coming soon!


Books Reread: 9

OMG you guys, this is proof of how big of a slump I was in!



Total Books Read in September: 15

Total Audiobooks Read: 14

Total Physical Books Read: 0

Total eBooks Read: 1

Total 5-star Reads (Not Counting Re-Reads): 4

Total DNFs: 2

Total New-to-Me-Authors: 5: Angie Thomas, Alexandra Christo, Katherine Center, Leigh Bardugo, and Kendall Ryan.

Goodreads Goal:
105 Books Total for 2018
6 Books Behind Schedule

How was your reading month?



Recently Added to My TBR: September 2018

Hello Bookish Peeps!

How has everyone’s week been so far? Mine… has not gone as planned. I’ve been looking forward to this week for awhile because it’s my parents’ library’s annual book sale that I attend (and take off of work for!) every year. I’ve been looking forward to spending the next few days with them, buying all the super cheap books, and eating my dad’s amazing food.


My daughter got sick yesterday, so I’ve been taking care of a sick kiddo and will be doing so all day today as well.

I’m SO bummed. I feel bad for my little one and, selfishly, I feel bad for myself.

My husband has been out of town since yesterday, so there is no way I can make it to the book sale today or tomorrow.

I also have a 10K on Sunday, but we’ll see how that goes. My dad and I were supposed to do that together. I’m just hoping I don’t get sick, too 😦

Anyway, let’s go ahead and talk about all the books I’m flooded into my TBR this month!

Here are all the books I’ve added to my TBR this month

(In order from date added. Titles link to Goodreads.)


I’m on a mission to read all of Colleen Hoover’s books because I haven’t come across one that I dislike so far! Also, I love the title All Your Perfects. I also didn’t realize that Hunt existed. I’ve read the rest of the Wildcats series, so I definitely need to read this one. My mom gave me Weird Things Customers Say in Bookstores and Sweet Little Lies.


One Snowy Night came from my mom. Daughter of the Pirate King and Into the Crooked Place were Goodreads Recs. RoomHate is a rec that I got from Ginny’s review.


I’m absolutely obsessed with The All Souls Trilogy, so when I saw this release, I was super excited. One was another Goodreads Rec.


Have you read any of these books? What have you added to you TBR this month?