July Wrap-Up and August TBR

JULY WRAP UP

July was a crazy month for us and we have no idea how we got so much reading done! Teagan drove all over Idaho and Utah, including some amazing hikes, and Jess went to LA and camped on the beach down in the gulf. The views for reading inspired us and while we can’t wait for August, July treated us pretty well.

July Reading Stats

  • Book Read: 18
  • Pages: 6,430
  • Reviews Written: 17
  • Average Rating: 3.75

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Sunshine Blogger Award

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Thanks to the marvelous Julia @ Fablehunter we’ve been nominated for the Sunshine Blogger Award! According to Julia this award “is given to bloggers who are positive, inspiring and bring some sunshine into people’s lives.” And we’ve gotta say we’re surprised our snarkiness brings sunshine & positivity but we’ll go with it! So thanks, Julia for the appreciation… and for running an awesome blog!

Rules

  1. Thank the blogger who nominated you by linking their blog
  2. Answer the questions
  3. Nominate 11 blogs with 11 questions
  4. List the rules as well as display the Sunshine Award Logo on your post

 

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Children of Blood and Bone (Raja Has Nothing on These Cats) | Book Review

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By: Tomi Adeyemi

Children of Blood and Bone at a Glance

  • Overall Rating:
  • Dude: We want to stab this YA Kylo Ren in the face
  • Heroines: We’ve got a Manon and Aelin in the making
  • Emotional: So many feelings we had to take lots of breaks
  • Brutality:  If carving slurs into your skin isn’t a good time we don’t know what is. (Heavy on the sarcasm)

Pairs Well With

The Leoponaire

  • 2 slices of lime
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 2 shots of Vodka
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • Crushed Ice

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Rhapsodic (Escort service meets I Love Beads) | Book Review

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By: Laura Thalassa

Rhapsodic at a Glance

  • Overall Rating: 
  • Dude: Give us 322 beads now cuz we’d marry the shit out of Des too
  • Heroine: G-L-A-M-O-R-O-U-S
  • Steaminess: I swear officer, the car only fogged from talking
  • Brutal: Snow White + Sexual Assault x 1000

Pairs Well With

The Siren

  • 1 oz Lilac simple syrup
  • 1 dash rose water
  • 2 oz club soda
  • 2 oz vodka

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Badass Women in Fiction

If you have been living under a rock then you may not know that March is when we celebrate how amazing women are! Well let’s get real, it should be every month, but we won’t get into that. In celebration of all of the amazing women out there, we made up a list of our favorite badass female characters.


 

Teagan’s Favorites

  • Aelin Galynthinius – Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas – Obviously Aelin (aka Slay-lin) tops my list of badass ladies. Aelin is always plotting, kicking ass, and saving the world and I 100% respect her for it. She’s unapologetically dark and twisty, haughty, and full of herself (I mean she’s badass why shouldn’t she appreciate herself?). And for bonus points she loves books, clothes and sexy male fae. So basically she’s me. I love that Aelin is perfectly imperfect and I swear to god if SJM kills her in the final TOG book a piece of me will actually die.
  • Mustang (Virginia) – Red Rising series by Pierce Brown – From the moment I met Mustang in Red Rising I had a girl crush. She is a brilliant strategist and politician who doesn’t put up with the shit the alpha males in her life throw at her. If I went to war this girl would be the first person I picked to be on my team. This girl is also a social justice warrior who doesn’t stand for prejudice which wins her major points in my book.
  • Catalia Fisa – Kingmaker Chronicles by Amanda BorchetAt this point my love for Catalia has been immortalized in our Kingmaker Chronicles blog… but it needs to be stated that I freaking love this chick. Cat overcomes her dark and twistiness and uses her badass powers to take down evil and make the world a better place. She’s witty and a loyal friend and I want to be a part of Beta Team as they fight in epic battles and take down mythical creatures.


Jess’s Favorites

  • Jessa LeBron – Dragon Marked series by Jaymin Eve – She is an alpha, an amazing fighter, has some seriously loyal friends and she is hilarious. The amount of food she can eat and her sassiness made her an instant favorite for me. “Food, get over here so I can eat you.”
  • Hermione Granger – Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling – I shouldn’t have to explain this one. Hermione is brilliant and sassy and keeps those boys in line. She is the reason HP is alive because she saved him more times than we can count. “Fear of a name only increases fear of the thing itself.”
  • Mor – A Court of Thorns and Roses series by Sarah J. Maas – Mor is a highborn fae who was treated like property by her parents. They tried forcing her to marry a violent and crazy man so she decided to sleep with an Illyrian warrior to ruin herself. She endured torture of the worst kind, but somehow rose to be third in command of the Night Court. And she kept a winning sense of humor and style along with it. We were shocked when she announced that she was LGBT because it seemed like she was no longer scared to be whomever she wanted to be. “I was a dreamer born into the Court of Nightmares…So I got out.”