Thursday, February 8, 2018

Blog Tour: Rookie On Love Spoiler Free Review

Hi Guys!!

It's that time again for another review. I'm doing a spoiler free review on Rookie On Love  edited by Tavi Gevinson. Since it's spoiler free, you don't need to read the book to listen to my thoughts. This post is NOT sponsored by the publisher, I received this book for review.

What's it about?

A single-subject anthology about the heart's most powerful emotion, edited by Tavi Gevinson. Featuring exclusive, never-before-seen essays, poems, comics, and interviews from contributors like Jenny Zhang, Emma Straub, Hilton Als, Janet Mock, John Green, Rainbow Rowell, Gabourey Sidibe, Mitski, Alessia Cara, Etgar Keret, Margo Jefferson, Sarah Manguso, Durga Chew-Bose, and many more!

Rookie's editor-in-chief, Tavi Gevinson, is an incredible advocate for her books. She's very much a star in her own right, as a cultural icon/influencer and more recently an actress. She's a media darling, very well connected, and always willing to use the full power of her iPhone contacts to help sell books.


Rookie gives voice to girls, encouraging them to speak up, to meet up, to make stuff. It empowers them to submit their stories, ideas, and artwork to the site and participate in media rather than letting it control them. It's a positive, supportive environment where many have felt comfortable sharing intimate details of their inner lives, particularly when it comes to love.

Who Edited It?

Tavi Gevinson is the editor-in-chief and founder of Rookie, an online magazine for teenage girls. Tavi's career in media began when she created the blog Style Rookie in 2008 at age eleven. She was profiled by The New Yorker in 2010, and in 2011, at fifteen, launched Rookie. Six days after its debut, Rookie received more than one million pageviews. Tavi has since spoken at TEDxTeen, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Sydney Opera House, The New Yorker Festival, the Commonwealth Club of California, the University of Wisconsin's Distinguished Lecture Series, the Brooklyn Museum, the Melbourne Writers Festival, and The Economist's The World in 2011. Tavi is also an actress, having starred in Kenneth Lonergan's Tony-nominated This Is Our Youth, Ivo van Hove's revival of The Crucible as Mary Warren, and most recently Stephen Karam's revival of Chekhov's The Cherry Orchard on Broadway and the Sundance darling Human People.

What's My Review?

I give Rookie On Love 4/5 stars. It was a solid read and definitely had some words that will stick with me for a while. I really enjoyed the message and what it had to bring to readers and how it portrayed those meanings.

If I was younger I would've given it a higher rating because it would've been more relevant to  my life. What I liked a lot abut it was that it's meant to share one thing for young readers and that is LOVE. 

In the story there was a poem that really stuck with me and it's called "Afraid Of Love". What i liked so much about this story is that it really gives you insight to back when you were younger and you've been hurt so many times. Whether that would've been in high school or even middle school. It just helps you feel identified. Which is one thing we all want.

"it's not that i don't love you, it's that i don't want to hurt you."


February 5 – Mind of a Book Dragon – Review
February 6 – Fiction Fare – Review with a feature 
February 7Paper Cups and Paperbacks – Blog Review and YouTube Video
February 8Brianna_book_binding – Review
February 13Bea’s Book Nook – Joint Review
February 14Bibliobakes – Review 
February 15Melimimi/Melihyoutuber – Review + Social Media Promotion
February 16Allison in Bookland – Review

Sunday, February 4, 2018

Shadowhunter Chronicles Read-A-Long With SometimesLeelynnReads

Hey guys!!

I have some exciting news!! I'm doing a read-a-long with my friend Leelynn from SometimesLeelynnReads. She is amazing and I can't wait to get started. We decided to base this read-a-long on The Shadowhunter Chronicles by Cassandra Clare.

I've been wanting to finish the series for a while and now I'm ready to tackle on what of my bookish goals for 2018. I've heard such rave reviews from other bloggers, booktubers, and even some bookstgrammers. That I want to see for myself if it lives up to the hype.

I've read the first book City of Bones, back in 8th grade and fell in love with Jace and Clary's relationship. I've always wanted to continue on with the series but I just never got around to it. Now I'm ready and am doing it with one of my best bookish friends.

Leelynn and I decided it would be cool if we introduced one another on each others blog. We decided to do an interview style introduction. So here it is:

 Me: How would you describe the perfect reading day?

Leelynn: No interruptions, sitting in a well lit room on a comfortable couch eating lots of snacks.

Me: What is your reading routine?

Leelynn: I listen to a book while I'm at work, and at night before bed I'll read a little bit of a different physical book.

Me: Favorite Genres?

Leelynn: YA Fantasy and Dystopian 

Me: Favorite Stand-alone?

Leelynn: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas 

Me: Favorite Series?

Leelynn: The Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead

Me: Book Boyfriend?

Leelynn: Four from Divergent 

Me: Favorite OTP?

Leelynn: Me and Rose Hathaway lol 

Me: Genre you want to read more of and why you haven't?

Leelynn: Own Voices ( I'm not sure what genre that would fall under but if it's YA then for sure that)

Me: Favorite Underhyped book?

Leelynn: TTYL by Lauren Myrracle 

Me: Lastly, Favorite author you want to read more of?

Leelynn: Angie Thomas

I hope you guys check out her blog SomeTimesLeelynnReads. I'll see you guys later for my next entry and I promise you're going to like this review!!

Much Love, 
Brianna xoxo