October 2017 Wrap Up


Hello friends, welcome to my October Wrap Up! It has definitely been a long time since I last blogged, because senior year is kicking my behind.

Anyhoo, let’s just jump right into the wrap up!

First up this month I read a romance novel!


It’s actually more like erotica I think. I really liked this book and am currently reading the second book which I’m enjoying  little less. The book is basically sex and more sex. Sprinkled in with some ex-husband drama and parental problems of course. I gave it 4 stars on Goodreads and probably will continue with the series because I’m curious to see what happens to the other band-mates.

I also read some YA novels that were awesome!

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The thing with feathers came from the teenreads review list and I thought the book was good but bland. Certainly not a book I will remember. I really loved Moxie however, I have a review up actually that you can find right here. I loved the feminism and how strong the females were in this book.

Tower of Dawn was also amazing! But SJM is really killing me here by taking a break from Aelin for a WHOLE BOOK! But it’s okay I had Chaol for an entire book. I’m really getting skeptical with SJM and her whole thing with a new love interest for like every character in every book. How many times can these characters fall in love? She also seems to pair every single character with someone else…not that I entirely mind because it seems to be working haha.

I read some more YA!

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One of is lying was definitely gripping because I really wanted to know who committed the murder but the end was a bit lackluster and I felt that the author took the easy way out. However I did really like the book before the end so I gave it 4 stars and Genuine Fraud 4 stars as well.

The thing with Genuine Fraud was that it was very similar to a movie I watched a long time ago about a man called Mr. Ripley I think? Anyway the plot of Genuine Fraud was very similar I noticed but it was still a fantastic book.

I read some Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie!

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Purple Hibiscus was such a good book and I was so eager to keep reading to find out what happened next! The main character is such a sweet genuine girl and the bad things that happened to her were so not her fault and I just wanted to hug her!

We should all be feminists was also really good but it was such a short essay I wanted more! Adichie is such a fantastic speaker and her TED Talk, “The Danger of a Single Story” led me to these books along with my last years English teacher.

In total I read 8 books this month! I find this impressive considering my work load in school.

What did you read this month? Link me up with your October Wrap Ups!


Panic! At the Disco Book Tag!

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I haven’t done a book tag in a while, but Sam @ River Moose Reads tagged me to do the Panic! At the Disco tag a few days ago and since I love Panic and heard one of their songs this morning at the nursing home I volunteer at, I figured it was a sign to do this tag.

The Rules:

1 – Tag the creator (RiverMoose-Reads)
2-Answer the questions
3 – Name your favorite song from each album.
4 – Tag 5+ people!
5 – Have fun!

Album: A Fever You Can’t Sweat Out

Fav song: Ahhh so many good ones on this album, I can’t choose! Ugh okay Lying is the most fun a girl can have without taking her clothes off
A book you can’t help but love
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Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli. Just warm fuzzy feelings all around. Also Anna and the French Kiss and Six of Crows.

Album: Pretty. Odd.

Fav song: Nine in the Afternoon
A book that confused you (in a good or bad way)
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Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare, I think I finished this book rather quickly and just sat there stunned like what did I just read? So I guess confused in a good way? Also Mara Dyer, that ending was a big woah what is going on.

Album: Vices and Virtues

Fav song: The Ballad of Mona Lisa
A book you have conflicting feelings over
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More Happy Than Not, also History is All you Left me. Adam Silvera’s books in general I’m conflicted and can’t decide if I love them or not. Also with Carve the Mark, there have been many things said about this book which is leaving me conflicted. Same thing with Caraval, I don’t know if I like it or not.

Album: Too Weird To Live, Too Rare To Die

Fav song: Girls/Girls/Boys
A long title you love
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I’d tell you I love you, but then I’d have to kill you. This book was great when I was a pre-teen, I loved this series so much but their titles were so long!

Album: Death of a Bachelor

Fav song: Okay once again, I love nearly every song on this album, but if someone made me choose then…jeez this is hard. Fine, LA Devotee
A great book with a terrible movie
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Do I even need to explain?

Thanks so much for reading! Hope you have a lovely day, pass all your AP and IB exams and survive the 4th marking quarter!

I tag whoever wants to do this tag!
Stay awesome Sassenachs!-Calliope Fraser
P.S. Junior prom is next Saturday! Eep!

November Wrap Up 2016

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November, unlike October, strangely enough was a great reading month for me! I read 9 books and have completed my Goodreads challenge of 100 books with 103 books read right now.

I started the month off with two amazing books!

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I loved both of these books, 5 stars each! I had every intention of reviewing them both but I read them during such a busy time in school that I didn’t get the chance.

I thought that Bright Side was great because I hadn’t read a book in a while that evoked such emotion from me in a while. This book reminded me why I read and why I love books and the tears were just flowing constantly.

Similarly with It Ends With Us, I was lucky enough to read two such amazing books in a row, and yes the tears were there when I read this one too. For me it wasn’t that this book hit home, because it didn’t quite, but it was that the reader was basically like the main character. I loved him too at first and even after the things he did I still couldn’t paint him as the utter villain. And the way Colleen Hoover wrote this book just reminded me why Colleen is such a great writer. This one did feel a bit different than her other books actually though, and I had to remind myself that this was my beloved CoHo writing it.

I then read these two:

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At first I really liked Love and Gelato, but by the end I was just bored by the predictable plot, so I gave this book 3 stars. It was good, just very standard YA formula.

Wolf by Wolf for me had a great plot but dragged on towards the end so I gave it 3.5 stars.

I read the Star Touched Queen!

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There was a lot of hype surrounding this book and so I was excited to read it, especially since Sarah J. Maas blurbed it. Unfortunately for me, I didn’t really enjoy this book and gave it a 2 star rating. It just confused me and nothing really happened and the plot didn’t really exist. Sorry if this is an unpopular opinion.

I also started the Angelfall Trilogy!

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I read the first two books this month, and I am reading the third one right now. So far I like this trilogy, I love the chemistry between the two main characters, and if the third book has a good ending, I think I’m going to give the trilogy a 4 star rating overall. I’m hoping to review the trilogy when I finish it. Can we also just talk about how beautiful these covers are?!

And lastly I read Underwater and the Art of Being Normal

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At first I really liked Underwater, but then the love interest started to annoy me and I was really not into the romance, so 3 star rating it is. I did quite like the plot though and the way things were revealed throughout the book.

The Art of Being Normal was great, and I loved reading about a transgender character because in YA it’s still new to have transgender people. Also, the “plot twist” how did I not get that??? There were about a million signs all of which I somehow blew past! That being said the plot for me was kind of slow, which is why I’m giving it 3.5 stars. Though on Goodreads I gave it 4 stars since half stars don’t exist which sucks.

So that’s it from me! What did you read this month? Let me know in the comments, and link me up to your November Wrap Ups!

Stay awesome Sassenachs!-Calliope Fraser

Unfathomable Chance by K. T. Munson Book Review

Unfathomable Chance

Unfathomable Chance by K.T. Munson

Publication Date: September 30th, 2016

Publisher: Createspace

Page Number: 194

Format Read: Review Copy

*I was sent a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review

Goodreads Synopsis:

When Diana woke up on her 23rd birthday she thought it was going to be a normal day. She thought of donuts, coffee, and laughter. She did not think she was going to become the center in a galactic race to win her heart. None too pleased with the prospect of alien races descending on Earth to try and woo her, Diana does the only reasonable thing she can; she runs. Now she has to try and find a way to get rid of the blasted bracelet that is the cause of all the recent craziness in her life. The problem is this isn’t an ordinary bracelet; it contains the Heart of the Cosmos. Furthermore the Cosmos chose her for a reason and it isn’t keen on letting her go until she finishes what it started over ten years ago. Something tried to destroy it and now Diana isn’t just worried about her heart, she is worried about her life.

My Thoughts: 

I really liked this book!

The main character Diana was so sassy and I loved how strong she was. Diana definitely handled her situation and aliens and outer space much better than I could ever could, that’s for sure!

I felt so bad for Diana’s family, and the pain and confusion they must have went through when Diana suddenly disappeared on them. Diana’s reunion with her father was so sweet and I was so sad that she had to leave.

Kal Zed was definitely one of my favorite characters, because honestly, who doesn’t love a talking cat? His loyalty to Diana was also pretty touching.

I had some theories as to what I thought happened to the last Empress, and I was slightly off from what really happened, but I liked the Empress plotline.

Melanie was such a supportive friend and followed Diana to help her without a thought. I loved how close Diana and Melanie were throughout the book.

I also loved Dimar from the second we met him obviously.

Overall, I liked this book and the pacing was good too.


A fun science fiction book with strong characters and a plot that makes you want to know what happens next!

My Rating:

3.5 stars

Stay awesome peoples. 

Stay awesome Sassenachs!-Calliope Fraser