[Audiobook] The Wretched of Muirwood, Legends of Muirwood Book 1

Hey guys! So recently I picked up a new series after reading a couple non-fiction and classics books (sometimes the system needs a detox from all those love triangles and messy drama plot twists) and I thought I’d let you all know that you should pick it up for a read!

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In the ancient and mystical land of Muirwood, Lia has known only a life of servitude. Labeled a “wretched,” an outcast unwanted and unworthy of respect, Lia is forbidden to realize her dream to read or write.

All but doomed, her days are spent toiling away as a kitchen slave under the charge of the Aldermaston, the Abbey’s watchful overseer. But when an injured squire named Colvin is abandoned at the kitchen’s doorstep, an opportunity arises.

The nefarious Sheriff Almaguer soon starts a manhunt for Colvin, and Lia conspires to hide Colvin and change her fate. In the midst of a land torn by a treacherous war between a ruthless king and a rebel army, Lia finds herself on an ominous journey that will push her to wonder if her own hidden magic is enough to set things right.

At once captivating, mysterious, and magic-infused, The Wretched of Muirwood takes the classic fantasy adventure and paints it with a story instantly epic, and yet, all its own.

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A Parent’s Love: The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill

I actually stumbled upon this book during my last quarter at school while loitering (reading books) at a downtown B&N. I was checking out another series but this cover caught my attention ASAP on my way out. I knew I had to read this at some point.

Of course, I never really got the chance to read it until just recently when it was in the Audible daily deal section (and I got it for $3).

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The Girl Who Drank the Moon is a story about a girl named Luna who was torn from her mother’s arms as a baby, left in the woods as a sacrifice for a witch (per village beliefs), and is then adopted by said witch after she’s been accidentally filled with magic from the moon. The reader gets to see her grow up until she’s 13 and we get some insight from the people she’s encountered in her life (whether she remembers them or not). Continue reading

My First Completed Audiobook: The Girl on the Train

Hey guys!

So at the beginning of the year I mentioned I wanted to read 60 books and I’m slowly moving towards that goal! Since I’ve been pretty busy lately, reading a physical book has been a bit hard for me and I thought it was time for me to try something new: audiobooks.

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I’d tried Playaways, which are like audiobooks except it’s a little device you connect headphones to. It was an okay experience, but it sometimes required me to buy batteries and (more importantly) remembering to carry the device. I also borrowed them at the library (which I’ve stopped doing because I get lazy, don’t return stuff, and get $100 fines, Ouch). Overall, while convenient to listen to, it had more cons considering my habits. Continue reading

Favorite Reads of 2016

So I was debating if I should write this post or not for almost a week, and then decided I should if I wanted to, it’s my blog, judge me if you want, I know I’m a wannabe reader~!!

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I didn’t read as much as I hoped (hence my hesitance) but here are my top reads for 2016, both novels and manga~ (I added manga because it made the list a bit longer hehe, I know, I’m such a cheater) Continue reading

[Review] Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Hey guys! So my family has been on a movie watching spree recently and I’m slowly coming around with these reviews because why not?

And first one up is Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. I actually went to watch this one the day after it came out in theatres but I swear it felt like I went a week after (everyone was already talking about it everywhere I went! lol)

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Fantastic Beasts is set in 1926 New York, about 60 years prior to the Harry Potter series. Here we follow Newt Scamander as he travels to NY after having finished an excursion where he documented a series of magical creatures and even kept some in his suitcase. Of course, his little detour in NY becomes more of an adventure as one of his creatures escapes his case, wreaks havoc in a bank, and he’s caught breaking the wizarding laws in America while the community is in a crisis of exposure!

Sounds really fun, no? Continue reading