Welcome to the last Friday of January! Wow, can you believe that? Next Friday will be February 1st and I cannot believe this month has gone by so fast. To celebrate the end of January 2019, here are 20 new songs for this week's playlist! Let me know which ones you love, which ones you hate, and share some of your favorites with me!
1. Flawless- MercyMe
2. This is What it Takes- Shawn Mendes
3. Start a Fire- Unspoken
4. Hello- Adele
5. Get Into My Car- Echosmith
6. Style- Taylor Swift
7. Friends Don't- Maddie & Tae
8. Chain Breaker- Zach Williams
9. Do It Again- Elevation Worship
10. I Lived It- Blake Shelton
11. The Middle- Zedd, Maren Morris, & Grey
12. Dear World- Echosmith
13. Once and For All- Lauren Daigle
14. Excuses- Kane Brown
15. More Than Anyone- Gavin DeGraw
16. Talkin' Tennessee- Morgan Wallen
17. Learning- Kane Brown
18. After All- Ben Rector
19. No Promises- Cheat Codes feat. Demi Lovato
20. I Have Questions- Camila Cabello
The Breakdown: Celaena Sardothien is an assassin who has just spent the last year of her life as a slave in a mine. The King has decided to host a competition to find his own personal assassin to do his bidding and the Prince has chosen Celaena as his Champion. As Celaena trains and competes in Tests to win her freedom, she grows closer to Prince Dorian and Chaol Westfall, Dorian’s best friend and the captain of the guard. When death hits the castle during the competition, Celaena is forced to figure out what happened while also protecting herself.
Favorite Quote: "We all bear scars…Mine just happen to be more visible than most”
The Review: I have been a huge fan of SJM for years ever since I read her Court of Thorns and Roses series. That series is one of my absolute favorites and I have been wanting to start reading the Throne of Glass series for quite some time. I started this book many years ago, but life got in the way and I just never finished it. When I picked this back up, I was enthralled from the very beginning and could not put it down. I loved how the story did not focus so heavily on the romance aspect. Romance is my favorite genre, but I also don’t like for the main character’s life to completely revolve around whether they get the guy or girl. I love how Maas was able to focus the story on Celaena’s journey through the competition and her journey to finding herself again after being enslaved for a year.
The Verdict: I adored this book! I would absolutely recommend this book to fans of this genre. It’s full of action, romance, mystery, suspense, and so much more. If you have read this book, comment below and tell me what you thought of it!
Good morning! It’s Monday morning and time for our first lifestyle post! How many times have you sat down to concentrate on something and your brain just will not stop wandering off into oblivion? This is me every single time I try to write something. Although I love music, I can’t listen to that while I’m working because the lyrics mess me up. I’ve tried classical music, but I can only listen to so much of that. Luckily, I have found the perfect solution! It’s called Ambient Mixer and today I’d like to share my favorite mixes with you!
Good morning and happy Friday! If you are anything like me, you cannot live without music. Music is a very integral part of my everyday life and I love to find new music! I enjoy most genres, but my favorites are country, pop, and contemporary gospel. Every other Friday I will list 20 songs that I love and would recommend to others. So, let's get started with the first playlist!
1. Die From a Broken Heat- Maddie & Tae
2. Village- Cam
3. Greater- MercyMe
4. Call Your Mama- Seth Ennis
5. I Love You- Alex & Sierra
6. Remember- Lauren Daigle
7. Downside of Growing up- Maddie & Tae
8. I Need a Ride Home- Carly Pearce
9. Goodbye Summer- Danielle Bradbery & Thomas Rhett
10. Potential- Danielle Bradbery
11. Somebodys Daughter- Tenille Townes
12. Bleed- Hot Chelle Rae
13. Once and For All- Lauren Daigle
14. The Breakup Song- Francesca Battistelli
15. Turning Tables- Adele
16. The Good Kind- The Wreckers
17. Turning Page- Sleeping at Last
18. This Everyday Love-- Rascal Flatts
19. 21 Summer- Brothers Osborne
20. Thats How Ya Left Me- Riley Green
Comment below with your favorite song from this list or tell me one of your favorite songs! Your suggestion might end up on the next playlist...
Have a great weekend and be sure to come back on Monday for a new lifestyle post!
The Breakdown: Although she is quite the rebel in school, June is the Republic's golden child prodigy. After the death of her brother, June sets out to hunt down his murderer, the notorious Day, who has been eluding the military and government for years. Day is the exact opposite of the golden child and the Republic's leaders will do anything to bring him down. When June finds him, she gets more than she bargained for and she begins to question everything she has ever believed. Their story is full of suspense and intrigue from beginning to end.
Favorite Quote: "Each day means a new twenty-four hours. Each day means everything's possible again. You live in the moment, you die in the moment, you take it all one day at a time."
The Review: This book had a bit of a slow start and it did take me a while to get to the point of not wanting to put it down. Lu's writing style is intriguing, to say the least. One of my favorite things about this book is that the chapters alternate between Day and June. Even though it is written in the third person, I love that we can see events from the perspective of both characters. Lu weaves a story of mystery, action, and romance that kept me hooked (from almost the beginning) until the end. After I finished reading this book, I reflected on the very beginning and could see the foreshadowing that was present from the start.
The Verdict:So, the final verdict is this... read this book! If you like mystery, check! If you are a fan of romance, check! If you enjoy action, dystopia, uprising, triple check! I highly recommend this book to fans of the young adult genre. May you be as intrigued as I was. Happy reading bookworms!
Happy New Year! If you are new here...welcome! If you have been here before...welcome back! As you can probably see, I haven't posted on this blog in over a year. That is about to change! I am working on revamping this site and getting everything back up and running soon. Here is a schedule of what all will be coming up if you stick around:
New book reviews posted every other Monday (Starting on Monday, January 7th)
New song playlists posted every other Friday (Starting on Friday, January 11th)
New Lifestyle post every other Monday (Starting on Monday, January 14th)
These posts will consist of my favorite new recipes, random musings about my writing journey, and helpful tips on random lifestyle topics!
The first official post for this new and improved blog will be on January 7th. If you would like to receive email updates when new posts are up, head over to the subscribe area to the right to get that setup. You can also find me on my social media sites to the left. In the meantime, comment below to tell me how you are spending the first day of 2019 and what you are most looking forward to this year!