Friday, November 10, 2017

Blog Tour: The Speaker Spoiler Free Review

Hey Guys!!

It's great to be back for another post. Sorry for the mini vacation but I'm back and ready to work. I thought for today's post I'll be doing a review of The Speaker, which is the second book in The Sea of Ink and Gold.

The Synopsis of The Reader: Sefia knows what it means to survive. After her father is brutally murdered, she flees into the wilderness with her aunt Nin, who teaches her to hunt, track, and steal. But when Nin is kidnapped, leaving Sefia completely alone, none of her survival skills can help her discover where Nin's been taken, or if she's even alive. The only clue to both her aunt's disappearance and her father's murder is the odd rectangular object her father left behind, an object she comes to realize is a book--a marvelous item unheard of in her otherwise illiterate society. With the help of this book, and the aid of a mysterious stranger with dark secrets of his own, Sefia sets out to rescue her aunt and discover what really happened the day her father was killed--and punish the people responsible.


The Author: Traci Chee is the New York Times bestselling author of The Reader. An All-around word geek, she loves book arts and art books, poetry and paper crafts. She studied literature and creative writing at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and earned a master of arts degree from San Francisco State University. Traci grew up in a small town with more cows than people, and now feels most at home in the mountains, scaling switchbacks and happening upon hidden highland lakes. She lives in California with her fast-fast dog.

My Review:
 This book is amazing, I'm not quite finished so I'm not going to go into too much detail. (Slow reader problems.) I really enjoyed The Reader and Traci Chee is such an amazing author, I just knew I was gonna enjoy it. Traci Chee, has a way of transporting you with her writing. It's very fantastical and I just really appreciate that type of writing.



Friday, September 1, 2017

Mini Book Haul

Hey Everyone!!

I have a mini book haul for you today. It's only three books but I love them all so much. I don't want to keep you waiting, so let's get right into it.

#1 Since You've Been Gone by Morgan Matson- I've been dying to read this book, I've heard such great things about it and everyone loves it. So what did I do? I bought it. I wanted to enjoy it like everyone else and hopefully I will. Basically it's about a girl named Emily who's introverted and doesn't put herself out there much, until she meets Sloane. Sloane brings Emily of her shell and they soon become best friends. Then in the summer Sloane just disappears, leaving Emily with a note with 13 instructions on it. It just sounds amazing and I can't wait to see what happens.

#2 The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson- As you can clearly see I went on a mini Morgan Matson spree. I've heard her writing style is amazing and I needed to get on the wagon. The Unexpected Everything follows a girl named Andie who pretty much had her life all together. She's the type of girl who had a road map for her life and knew where she wanted to go and then the scandal happened leaving her to stay in the same house as her dad and now she's an insane dog walker. Though maybe a new guy in her life can help her on the road. This seems like such a good contemporary that's going to have some heartbreak and make me cry a little bit which we all need in our lives.

Saving the best surprise for last is....

#3 Hunting Prince Dracula by Kerri Maniscalco- GUYS! I was so excited when I unboxed this on my Instagram. This is my very first ARC and it's all thanks to you guys. I am thrilled! This is the sequel to the book Stalking Jack The Ripper so I'm not going to do a full summary review. Shhh...don't want any spoilers. Though, I will tell you what the story line is about. Basically this book follows the events that happen in Stalking Jack the Ripper and Audrey Rose is going to school. There are a lot of mysterious deaths, so Audrey Rose and her friend Thomas go and try and figure out why they're dying. I was really excited for this book and I can't wait to read it. Plus I'll be doing an extensive spoiler free review a week before it's release date.

Hope you guys enjoyed my mini book haul. There will be many books in the future that I get and I can't wait to share them with you guys! Thanks for reading and I'll see you guys next time.


Thursday, August 31, 2017

Summer Reading Wrap Up

Good Morning Internet,

Hows everyone's day so far? It's Brianna here to give you my reading wrap up of Summer 2017.

In the summer I read a total of 11 books. Not the best I know, but when you're just getting out of a reading slump. You do the best that you can. How many books did you read this summer? I'd be really inspired to try and catch up to you guys one day. The life of a college student can take some of you're time away.

Being a college student is a whole other story and we'll save this another day.

Though what you're all waiting here are some of my favorite books I read this summer:

My first 3 books are from the Saga series. I'm a huge fan of graphic novels and the art and story that goes along with them. Saga is a Sci-fi series following a family. It's an epic tale of their life on the run and handling their new daughter. It's narrated by the daughter and it's done so tastefully. I really likes these novels, I think those who don't like graphic novels would enjoy these.

My next book is Simon vs The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli, I gave it a 5/5 of stars. It was amazing, it's about a guy named Simon who's gay and meets a guy online. No one knows about Simon and it works out that way. Everything is fine until he meets a guy who threatens him to expose him to the entire school. This was a great novel, it had humor that had me laughing out loud.

Next, is The Gentlemans Guide to Vice and Virtue. How do you write about such a good book? You just do. This book was amazing and so hilarious, that I don't even know where to begin. I guess I'll start with the a quick overview. This book follows a character named Monty who's about to go on a Grand Tour of Europe in the 1700's. (Yes, it's a historical fiction. Though it's not boring, I promise.) He has a huge crush on his best friend Percy and Monty thought it was gonna be just him and his bestie, but then his sister Felicity tags along. The three then go on an epic adventure all through Europe and it's just so great. It's laugh out loud funny book and the character's are just so lovable. It's just ahh so good. ( Trigger Warning* Racism, Homophobia, Gender Inequality) 

 Lastly, is Daughter of The Pirate King by Tricia Levenseller. This book was amazing, I devoured this novel. It's a YA fantasy with tons of girl power. In the novel we have Alosa a daughter of a pirate king who intentionally gets caught by her enemy ship, to retrieve a special map for her father. All in all I highly recommend this book. It was so good, and had tons of action for the girl fighter in all of us.

So, these were some of my favorite books of the summer. All in all they were all great and I had a really good reading experience. What were your favorite books that you read this summer? Tell me in the comments. Well, I wrote a lot and I'm gonna go. Thank you for everything, and I love all of you!

See you in my next post!

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Welcome to My Blog!


If you're reading this you probably stumble into my little part of the universe. It's great to have you here. My name's Brianna McCullum, I'm a young college student from Florida. I wanted to tell you all of the things to expect from my blog.

All of the things you'll see:

-Book Reviews
-Anything Pertaining to Books

I want this to be a nice community to talk about books and bookish things. I'm so excited to be apart of this community and to share my thoughts with the world. Let's make this an amazing place. See You Tomorrow!