Hi, guys! So I wanted to give you all a formal update on what's been going on and why I haven't blogged in a while. I have been busy writing a book and sending it to lit agents and publishers. After many many months of stress and sending my manuscript off into the wild and getting rejection letters, I finally got feedback and a publishing contract! It looks like my book will be published in 2018. It is a book that came from my heart. It is my raw and real truth. I write only what I feel and would like to express. It's a collection of poems, quotes, and open letters. I hope that you all love reading it as much as I loved writing it. I cried, laughed, and swooned writing this book. I went through an emotional journey and all of you will be reading that journey on those pages. To the one who has stolen my heart after picking it up off the floor, I love you with all of me. To my kids, I love you both without end, to infinity and beyond. I did this not only for you but for me. I needed the world to read what I had in my head and in my heart. I wanted you both to see that you have to live this life to the fullest and take chances and express yourself in all ways always because the freedom to express your thoughts and feelings is a beautiful and courageous thing. You lead by example and I am trying to be the best damn example you've ever had. 

Ink & Bone by Rachel Caine Book Review

This book was definitely quite the journey that I was waiting for a book to take me on. Every single character was so unique and mesmerizing in their own way. The author really did an amazing job creating such personalities for them. I loved everything about this book. The fact that it's about a magical library was fantastic! This world was so confusing but was so exciting to imagine it coming to life in my head! Rachel Caine this book was absolutely amazing! I cannot wait to read the second book. Feed me more Seymore! Thank you for Blogg for Books for providing me a copy to read in exchange for my honest review.

Goodbye Days by Jeff Zentner Book Review!

Thank you, Blogging forBooks for providing me with a copy in exchange for an honest review.

This book is the most beautiful book I have thus far in 2017. It has surpassed my other reads. Jeff Zentner is brilliant and wrote such a tragic and beautiful story. It took me on a rollercoaster of emotions. It makes you think of the time you have limited on this earth and to live free, love loud, and be you unapologetically. The structure of this story was strong and so relatable. This is something that happens day in and day out. Teens are glued to their cell phones. Destiny can be on her cell phone for hours which is why it frightens me when she starts driving. Texting and driving are serious and should not be done. This book talks about it and brings the attention to this subject and the consequences of texting and driving.

The characters of the story are lovable. You get to know the characters that aren't around and the characters that still are. You will be in awe at how beautifully Jeff carefully created each and every single one of these characters. You envision them coming alive in your mind as you read about who they were/are.

This book was strong in every sense. From the message of the dangers of texting and driving to dealing with grief and tragedy. One part, in particular, stood out to me in the book and it was the way Zentner described the circle of life and reincarnation. He wrote,

"There's a water cycle. Water never goes away. It never dies or is destroyed. It just changes from form to form in a continuous cycle, like energy. On a hot summer day, you've drunk water that a dinosaur drank. You might have cried tears that Alexander the Great cried. So I'm returning Eli's energy - his spirit - and all that it contained. His life. His music. His memories. His loves. All of the beautiful things in him. I give it back to the water so he can live that way now. Form to form. Energy to energy. Maybe I'll meet my son again in the rain, or in the ocean. Maybe he hasn't touched my face for the last time."

This literally broke me and left me in tears. Jeff Zentner, you have written a book that spoke to my soul, broke me to pieces and put me back together again. This is a book that everyone has to pick up and read. Every parent and teenager. everyone! I give this book 5/5 stars!

My Not So Perfect Life by Sophie Kinsella Book Review!

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Sophie Kinsella has a way with words. I love her books. This book was fun and reminded me of myself! Katie, the main character is such a fun and comical character. She is someone I would love to have as a friend! She is going through what everyone is going through, life!

The structure of this book was strong and well rounded. I loved that this was set in London. I would love to visit these places and just walk everywhere she did. All of these characters were fun. I felt as if they were true to who we surround ourselves with. It kind of reminds me of Bridget Jones Diary. It witty, funny, and relatable!

This book has so many strengths. Sophie Kinsella does not disappoint with this. I give it 4/5 stars. 

*A Must Read* The Sky Between You and Me by Catherine Alene Book Review!

Thank you Netgalley for providing me with a copy in exchange for my honest review.

This book was unlike anything I have ever read before! I loved the way the author structured this book by writing in verse. I fell in love with this style of writing. I wish I could write like this. It was amazing. It was like taking in new air.

The topic to write about mental health was one that I hold near and dear to my heart. The characters and the story were realistic and very much relatable. It showed the struggled and the rawness of someone overcoming a debilitating disease. The reader feels empathy and goes through all of the emotions that these characters are going through.

I absolutely loved all of the connections with animals and hobbies that were so deep and true in nature. Raesha shined in this book for not only overcoming her battles but because we learned her story and we admired her struggles. We championed for her. The Sky between You and Me is a book that I will never forget. It's a book that I will carry in memory and talk about with not only my readers but with friends and family.

This book could be used to open up a dialogue between someone who is battling the same disease. It's important to let it be known that we need to embrace our bodies no matter what. We need to love ourselves and not conform to societal's needs of what they deem perfect. I give this book 4.5/5 stars. Thank you, Catherine Alene, for writing such an emotionally raw book.