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Blog Update! Name Change & Meme News

Name Change  Okay guys let's just jump into all this and I'm going to try and keep it short but it may not work out that way. I've changed the name of my blog and why might you ask? The Book Goddess was meant to be a different blog. When I first started this blog it was meant as a Pagan/ya book blog. Sounds weird I know but that's what I liked almost two years ago. Not even a full year into blogging and I dropped the Pagan reviews and ever since the name just hasn't felt right to me. The Book Goddess was a way to honor the Goddess and now I want something that just fits with the YA stuff that I do. I love butterflies, my spirit animal is one and they are so lovely. I have butterflies everywhere! So I've been thinking it over for months but finally I got the chance and here we are. The Butterfly Reader.  For the longest time I was stuck between The Blue Butterfly and The Butterfly Reader so I asked my partner what he thought and he liked The Butterfly Reader was

Feature & Follow Friday - DNF Books

Gain new followers and make new friends with the Book Blogger Feature & Follow! If this is your first time here, welcome! You are about to make some new friends and gain new followers -- but you have to know -- the point of this hop is to follow other bloggers also. I follow you, you follow me, everyone wins. The Feature & Follow is hosted by TWO hosts, Parajunkee and Alison Can Read . This Weeks Prompt What is your take on DNF books. Do you review them? Choose not to review them? My Answer So for me it depends actually. I hate not finishing a book in the first place. The book has to be super duper bad for me to quit. For example, I just finished the book: The Other Boleyn Girl , and I wanted to quit that long, boring, book so many times. I pushed through though and when I was done I was wondering why? Why did I read a shitty book when there are so many good books out there? Because I really hate not finishing a book. Anyway, back to the question, I will only review a book tha

Easy - Mini Review

When Jacqueline follows her longtime boyfriend to the college of his choice, the last thing she expects is a breakup two months into sophomore year. After two weeks in shock, she wakes up to her new reality: she's single, attending a state university instead of a music conservatory, ignored by her former circle of friends, and failing a class for the first time in her life. Leaving a party alone, Jacqueline is assaulted by her ex's frat brother. Rescued by a stranger who seems to be in the right place at the right time, she wants nothing more than to forget the attack and that night - but her savior, Lucas, sits on the back row of her econ class, sketching in a notebook and staring at her. Her friends nominate him to be the perfect rebound. When her attacker turns stalker, Jacqueline has a choice: crumple in defeat or learn to fight back. Lucas remains protective, but he's hiding secrets of his own. Suddenly appearances are everything, and knowing who to trust is anything b

Manga Monday - Stepping on Roses

Alright everyone, how are you all? I hope your lives are going well. I've been so busy I've no idea what to do with myself. Work has been hard, pulling more hours than I should... but anyway I finally got a manga read and I miss Manga Monday, I know they aren't popular but I don't do this for popularity, I do this because I love it. If I didn't love it, I'd have quit by now. So let's jump into the manga for this week!  A rags-to-riches romance from the creator of Tail of the Moon ! Poor Sumi Kitamura… Her irresponsible older brother Eisuke keeps bringing home orphans for her to take care of even though they can barely afford their own basic needs! Just when Sumi's financial problems become dire, wealthy Soichiro Ashida enters her life with a bizarre proposition--he'll provide her with the money she so desperately needs if she agrees to marry him. But can Sumi pull off fooling high society into thinking she's a proper lady? Moreover, is it worth i

Clockwork Angel (The Infernal Devices #1) - Review

When Tessa Gray crosses the ocean to find her brother, her destination is England, the time is the reign of Queen Victoria, and something terrifying is waiting for her in London's Downworld, where vampires, warlocks, and other supernatural folk stalk the gaslit streets. Only the Shadowhunters, warriors dedicated to ridding the world of demons, keep order amidst the chaos. Kidnapped by a secret organization called The Pandemonium Club, Tessa learns that she herself is a Downworlder with a rare ability: the power to transform into another person. What’s more, the Magister, the shadowy figure who runs the Club, will stop at nothing to claim Tessa's power for his own. Friendless and hunted, Tessa takes refuge with the Shadowhunters of the London Institute, who swear to find her brother if she will use her power to help them. She soon finds herself fascinated by—and torn between—two best friends: James, whose fragile beauty hides a deadly secret, and Will, whose caustic wit and vola

The Problem with Forever - Review

For some people, silence is a weapon. For Mallory “Mouse” Dodge, it’s a shield. Growing up, she learned that the best way to survive was to say nothing. And even though it’s been four years since her nightmare ended, she’s beginning to worry that the fear that holds her back will last a lifetime. Now, after years of homeschooling with loving adoptive parents, Mallory must face a new milestone—spending her senior year at public high school. But of all the terrifying and exhilarating scenarios she’s imagined, there’s one she never dreamed of—that she’d run into Rider Stark, the friend and protector she hasn’t seen since childhood, on her very first day. It doesn’t take long for Mallory to realize that the connection she shared with Rider never really faded. Yet the deeper their bond grows, the more it becomes apparent that she’s not the only one grappling with the lingering scars from the past. And as she watches Rider’s life spiral out of control, Mallory faces a choice between staying

Top Ten Tuesday - Books Outside the USA

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish . I thought this one would be a good for for me but then I sat down and really got to thinking... there isn't many books I've read from outside the USA... unless we can count fantasy worlds. Why is that I wonder? I'm missing some great books out there, I have to dig deeper and find these worldwide treasures. These books are not in any order really, just me showing the few books I've read that doesn't use America as the stage.  10) This one is so wonderful and funny and sweet and how doesn't love Paris?! Exactly. 9) The whole Harry Potter is set in London... when they are in the 'muggle' world. So this counts and here I almost forgot this entry... I've been working way too much. 8) This is one I've been wanting to read for a while but haven't gotten the chance. It sounds so good though and it's very different than what is out there now. I will leave you all with the blurb

Music Monday (6) Female Singers

Music Monday is a weekly meme hosted by Lauren over at Always Me . I've so loving this song. I really love just about anything Demi Lovato puts out, she has an amazing voice and is so underrated, it's sad. She deserves way more attention than she is getting. This next song I actually like even though I dislike the artist, it's weird for me when that happens but this is one of those times.

Music Monday(5) K-Pop Edition

Music Monday is a weekly meme hosted by Lauren over at Always Me . So I've been listening to a lot of K-Pop and been looking into when my favorite K-Pop artists when they happen to sing in English because I love when I can actually understand them. I speak no Korean but I am learning Japanese. I won't need subtitles when watching anime anymore! I hope. So I found two amazing songs that are in English. I hope you guys enjoy them as much as I do!

My Soul to Take (Soul Screamers #1) - Review

Something is wrong with Kaylee Cavanaugh... She can sense when someone near her is about to die. And when that happens, a force beyond her control compels her to scream bloody murder. Literally. Kaylee just wants to enjoy having caught the attention of the hottest boy in school. But a normal date is hard to come by when Nash seems to know more about the dark forces behind Kaylee's power than she does. And when classmates start dropping dead for no apparent reason and only Kaylee knows who'll be next, she realizes that finding a boyfriend is the least of her worries! Book Breakdown  Kaylee has been lied to her whole life. Her family made her out to believe she was going crazy. Even going as far as sending her to the hospital. Why? Once in the mall, she saw something in the mall and screamed bloody murder.  But there is something going on, a huge secret Kaylee doesn't know but through strange events and a hot guy from school, she learns not only that she's a bean sidhe. N

Feature & Follow - Book Covers

Gain new followers and make new friends with the Book Blogger Feature & Follow! If this is your first time here, welcome! You are about to make some new friends and gain new followers -- but you have to know -- the point of this hop is to follow other bloggers also. I follow you, you follow me, everyone wins. The Feature & Follow is hosted by TWO hosts, Parajunkee and Alison Can Read . This week is all about book covers in your favorite color. Though if you've been here long enough, you know I don't have a favorite color. It changes all the time. Right now my favorite colors are blue and purple. So I will choose books in those colors and show them off! 

Top Ten Tuesday (4) Underrated Books

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish . This was actually pretty easy for me to do as I love indie books! They never get the hype they deserve! All these books are great ones and if you haven't read them you should! 1 & 6 are my personal favorites. Hope you enjoy this list and happy reading!  10) Second Nature  Opposite elements, same side… Long ago, the Esscas, a rogue group of elementals, had once dared to challenge the Queens, the self-proclaimed masters of the element realms. The resulting war had decimated the world and the very people. In the end though, the Queens had prevailed and banished the Esscas to the After for all eternity. Fae had shared no alliance with the Esscas, but had felt the ripples of their punishment nonetheless. For their actions, she would never be free. Born a fire elemental herself, Fae had spent every waking moment of her life training to be a guard for her Queen, with no choices in regards to her own fate. It was th

Marked (House of Night) - Review

After a Vampire Tracker Marks her with a crescent moon on her forehead, 16-year-old Zoey Redbird enters the House of Night and learns that she is no average fledgling. She has been Marked as special by the vampyre Goddess Nyx and has affinities for all five elements: Air, Fire Water, Earth and Spirit. But she is not the only fledgling at the House of Night with special powers. When she discovers that the leader of the Dark Daughters, the school’s most elite club, is mis-using her Goddess-given gifts, Zoey must look deep within herself for the courage to embrace her destiny – with a little help from her new vampyre friends (or Nerd Herd, as Aphrodite calls them). Series: House of Night Author(s): P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast Page Count: 306  Published: May 1st 2007 Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin Book Breakdown So I remember reading this book back in 2009 and loving it. I read the other books that were out at this time and it was simply an amazing series. I remember being so sad tha