About Me

Hey! Gabriella here, and welcome to my lovely blog! :) So, I guess I'll start with the basics: teen who is in love with a bunch of randomness. I'd always wanted to blog, and well, here I am doing exactly that! Enjoy! :)

Friday, November 20, 2015

Article 5 by Kristen Simmons

So, I've been reading a lot lately, and this is just one of the books that I decided to read based off of the suggestions on Goodreads. Below is a summary: 

New York, Los Angeles, and Washington, D.C., have been abandoned.

The Bill of Rights has been revoked, and replaced with the Moral Statutes.

There are no more police—instead, there are soldiers. There are no more fines for bad behavior—instead, there are arrests, trials, and maybe worse. People who get arrested usually don't come back.

Seventeen-year-old Ember Miller is old enough to remember that things weren't always this way. Living with her rebellious single mother, it's hard for her to forget that people weren't always arrested for reading the wrong books or staying out after dark. It's hard to forget that life in the United States used to be different.

Ember has perfected the art of keeping a low profile. She knows how to get the things she needs, like food stamps and hand-me-down clothes, and how to pass the random home inspections by the military. Her life is as close to peaceful as circumstances allow.

That is, until her mother is arrested for noncompliance with Article 5 of the Moral Statutes. And one of the arresting officers is none other than Chase Jennings—the only boy Ember has ever loved.

Honestly, I wasn't really sure how I would feel about this book just because I got  "Divergent" vibe from it. But, it was seriously amazing! :) I loved it! Y'all should definitely read it (and yes, my Texan-ness is most definitely coming out right then :P)! The way it progresses is really interesting, and it was really cool to figure out which side various people were on and whether or not people were faking their loyalty.

There are two other books in the series: 

Both of these, as was with the first book, are both fantastic, and I most definitely loved them. I loved the way the plot developed, and although part of the ending in "Three" was sad, I still loved how it ended! :) 


Monday, May 25, 2015

Still Waiting...

So, the fourth book in the selection series has come out...about THREE WEEKS AGO...and guess who still doesn't have it nor has read it???? THIS GIRL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Now, you may be wondering, what's such the big deal about you not having read it? You will eventually...This is my answer to you:


Just needed to rant about that... :)


Onyx by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Alright...so for those of you who haven't already read Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout, please please PLEASE do! It is completely beautiful, as my review about it says. Back to the point...
Onyx was fab. So many plot twists throughout and the relationship development was really funny to watch. As can be expected, I totally ship Daemon and Katy. Seriously, Blake, you need to just go die in a hole or something. You have no chance with Katy. EVER. Fantastic book with such eeriness and plot development and character development, and yes I know my grammar is horrible in that sentence, but it just had to be done! :)

So, read it. Please! It's great! 

Just One Day, Just One Year, Just One Night---all 3 Reviews :)

Ok, so here we go, time to try and get back in the swing of things and review some books! So, I've decided to review this series, which I JUST finished. Let's just say, I cried like 20,000 times inside and then suddenly was super happy and then was super sad. This whole series brought on an emotional roller coaster. For Just One Day, I loved the way it developed. The way it had her falling in love, but all of a sudden losing Willem for seemingly no reason. It was adorable how quickly that love affair came about. :) But then he "left" her and I cried and cried and cried and felt so bad for Lulu or Allyson. I don't know which you want to call her. Either is fine with me, she's a cutie either way. Then the way it ended, I was just so upset, because seriously, just no. NO. NO. NO! I NEED A BETTER ENDING! But as for a cliffhanger, it was great.
Now time to move onto the next book in the series. Beautiful switch in POV. Hearing the story from Willem was really cool, and I felt so bad for him and how heartbroken and lost he was. He's the seemingly sweetest guy ever, and I love him to pieces. I totally ship Lulu/Allyson and Willem. They're so cute together. :) But, then it ended roughly the same way as the other one, and I was just like UGH! NO! NO! NO! MUST. GET. BETTER. ENDING!!!!!!!!!!!!! But all the same, it was cute to see the relationship with Yael develop and that whole story with Broodje and all his friends. Yet another great book by Gayle Forman.
So finally for this last story. Thank goodness Gayle Forman came out with this because I would have DIED without a clearer ending to Willem and Allyson's story. I just NEEDED to see what was going to happen between them, and thankfully, this was the answer! It was so cute to see the development in such a short amount of time, and I loved the was they kind of picked things back up to the way they were in Paris, without doing that at the same time, if that makes any sense at all! :) 

Needless to say, if you are looking for a fantabulous, heartwrenching, beautiful series, this is definitely the book for you. I loved it, and hopefully you will too! :)


Monday, May 4, 2015


For years now, I've wanted to write a book. I've never actually been able to come up with any ideas, but the other night, I had this really strange dream, and it just might work. If anybody would like to read my first couple chapters, please let me know. It's only a few, but I'd love your feedback! :)
So, for those of you from Goodreads, please just message me your email, and I'll happily send you them!

Just a brief synopsis of where I'm planning on going with it:

McKenna keeps having a dream. She's been having it for weeks, and it always says the same thing.

The manticore. It’s coming. You must stop them, and only you can. Use your gift, your magic. You’re your family’s only hope. They’ll die without your help.

What do you do when your family is said to be in danger, and what do you do when you had no idea that magic even exists? 

Thanks y'all! :)

Seriously, I need to get more in the groove of writing things on this. But anyway, I'm back and the newest book I'm going to review is...THE MAZE RUNNER! 
So, anyway, I read this, and thought it was beautiful. I had wanted to read it, but I never took the initiative to actually do so. The story-line was so unique, and amazing. It really makes me want to be able to better write. Seriously, my writing skills are in need of some help (with regards to writing stories). But anyway, back to my reviewing of the book. The book was seriously awesome, as I've already said. It was set in a dystopian world, for those of you who don't already know, and it is essentially about the lives of boys who have to live in a maze. However, everything does change for them when they get a girl. Things kind of go down from there. But, I'm not going to spoil what you don't already know. Seriously though, if you haven't read it, make sure you do. 

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Halo by Alexandra Adornetto

So...I hope some of you who view this review have read Halo, but if you haven't...definitely do because it was perfect...in literally every single flippin way! I don't understand how Alexandra could've written something so beautiful at such a young age! Like seriously...it makes no sense to me! 
But back to the point, it is such an original and absolutely fabulous story. Super easy to follow story-line, and I would definitely recommend it to anyone who wants to read it. Seriously, I know I say this all the time, but honestly, you need to read this book! It was amazing, and I'm on the 3rd book in the series, so yah!