#BookBloggerHop DISCUSSION: Have I Fallen Out of Love with Blogging?

This isn't really a discussion post, it's more of a diary entry about how I feel about my blogging journey as of late. 

At the beginning of March 2014, when I had first started this blog, it was under a different name: Poetry and Book Reviews of a Young Artist. It was only supposed to support a platform for my poetry and book reviews, respectively. 

Spearcraft Book Box UNBOXING // CURSED KINGDOMS // January 2018

I received my first Spearcraft Book Box, with January 2018's theme: Cursed Kingdoms. 

I was excited about this box, not only because this is the first time I ordered from Spearcraft, but this theme centers around our favorite classic fairytales, like Beauty and the Beast, Sleeping Beauty, Snow White, Once Upon a Time, and Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor. 

The box has not one but two featured books: the first book is a Beauty and the Beast retelling (no, it's not a Sarah J. Maas book!); and the second is a paperback fantasy novel. Here are some of my favorite items from the box. 

REVIEW: Behesians by Isaiyan Morrison | Xpresso Book Tours


From tragedy comes destiny.

Cassidy is a 17-year-old girl being raised by her father in San Diego, California. Her existence is a mixed blessing, full of life but burdened with the knowledge that her mother died while giving birth to her. Her mother’s absence constantly weighs on her mind, but she trusts her loving father to protect her like he’s always done.

Until the day that she discovers the truth.

Cassidy is a Behesian – born with dark magic and the ability to do extraordinary things – and it was her mother’s parting gift to her. She’s not the only one out there and her dark gift makes her the strongest one alive. However, her father has kept her talents a secret, but not for her peace of mind. He works for The Brotherhood, a secretive organization that tracks and studies supernatural people… and his daughter is the perfect test subject.

She finally realizes the crucial decision she faces: either stay with her father, the only family she’s ever known – or join her new Behesian brethren in the ultimate fight for survival.

Behesian is a thrilling Young Adult novel about the choices we make and who we really are. Author Isaiyan Morrison crafts this compelling tale of self-discovery against a backdrop of magic, wonder and fate. Because when the true meaning of family gets lost between the lines, sometimes the only way forward… is through your heart.

Nostalgic Ships // #T5W TOP 5 WEDNESDAY

For those who don't know what Top 5 Wednesday is, it's a weekly book group about our top five favorite things in the middle of the week. 

Created by Lainey from GingerReadsLainey and now hosted by Samantha from ThoughtsonTomes, this week's entry describes the top 5 nostalgic ships.

February 6: Nostalgic Ships-- Discuss the first fictional couples you ever got butterflies over, or couples you used to be really into when you were younger.

One-Sentence Book Reviews - January 2019

I decided to try something different with my reviews this year. Instead of doing long, elaborate book reviews that take me forever to write, edit and post back, I thought it might be better to do shorter, one-sentence reviews. 

Also, I had gotten this idea from Emma @ EmmmaBooks who had done a video on the many books she had completed in 2018. It's a fantastic video if you haven't seen it! I just wanted to expand on her idea for me to include my first sentence reactions to each book I have read. 

So without further ado, here are all of the books I read (or didn't read) in January.