Book Review | Sabrina The Teenage Witch by Kelly Thompson

Hi everyone! Happy Easter! I hope everyone has a lovely holiday during this otherwise very difficult time. Today I know is meant to be spent with family, but it’s best that we all stay home and just reach out by a phone call. Trust me, when this is all over I am so looking forward to visiting my grandparents and bbq’ing it up.

I know my mom and dad are struggling a little bit with Easter having to be at home and no Easter dinners, but this year I decided to hold an Easter egg hunt at home for my brother and mom and dad. My brother is 18, so we haven’t had an egg hunt at my house for a long time.. but I thought we needed a little bit of fun this year for Easter. I made them nice baskets, and they will be going around the house looking for their eggs.

How are you guys spending your Easter at home? Any dinner plans? Any fun stay at home activities you have planned? Let me know! Now, on to the book review!

Sabrina the Teenage Witch

Sabrina the Teenage Witch

Kelly Thompson, Veronica Fish (Illustrator)

Pages: 144

Audience: YA

Genre(s): Graphic Novel, Fantasy, Paranormal, Witches

Publication Date: November 20, 2019

Sabrina is a teen witch who’s struggling with balancing the double life of high school and her burgeoning powers. Newly relocated to Greendale with her aunts Hilda and Zelda (also witches), Sabrina is trying to make the best of being the new girl in town which so far includes two intriguing love interests, an instant rivalry, a couple of misfits that could turn into BFFs, and trying to save the high school (and maybe the world) from crazy supernatural events. NBD!

  • Sabrina’s Personality – I loved Sabrina’s personality throughout the story. She had a ton of sass and was very sarcastic, just like me which I enjoyed. She was very funny and I loved that she wasn’t afraid of using and showing off her magic! Every witch-y themed book I read, the witches are always scared to use their magic, which is what makes the book great! We saw a lot of magic in this story, and I hope with future stories we continue on with that.
  • Artwork – I really loved the artwork in this one, I also how the included all the different covers at the end that multiple artists has sent in. Just really refreshing artwork.
  • Lots of Action – There were a lot of monsters, magic action. I love seeing that in a book, less drama and more action!
  • Funny – I laughed throughout most of this book to be totally honest. Not laugh at the book obviously, but at Sabrina’s humor and SALEM! Ugh, I loved it.
  • Length – I thought their definitely could have been more, but the cliff hanger was a good starting place for the next book.
  • Love Triangle – I don’t like love triangles in general anyways, so this one definitely did not do it for me. We all know I love Sabrina and Harvey together, so that love triangle was NOT needed!


Absolutely! I thought this was such a refreshing graphic novel. I loved the artwork, the action, the sass. I can’t wait for the second volume/collection to come out!

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Book Review | Losing The Field (The Field Party #4) by Abbi Glines

Hi everyone! A new book review today, which is always exciting. I have been reading Abbi’s books for a pretty long time now, and I’ve really enjoyed my time reading books from her. Although this book didn’t end up being one of my absolute favorites, I still wanted to share it with you guys and have my thoughts out on my blog. Let’s get onto the review!

Losing the Field (The Field Party, #4)

Title: Losing The Field (The Field Party #4)

Author: Abbi Glines

Pages: 336

Audience: Young Adult

Genre(s): Contemporary Romance

Format: Paperback

Publication Date: August 21, 2018

Losing his dream, his ultimate plan, and his future- Nash Lee never expected to be facing a life without football. One wrong move and it had all changed. Going back to school for his senior year no longer appealed to him. He’d rather not leave his house. Walking back into Lawton High School, seeing pity in everyone’s eyes was just another reality in his nightmare.

Revenge wasn’t a pretty thing. Tallulah Liddell had found it was rather controlling. The way you looked at life changed completely when you clung to the ugly notion. But she’d done it anyway. From the last day of her junior year when Ryker Lee had made a fat joke about her and Nash laughed with him, she’d been driven by pain. It wasn’t like no one had made fun of her weight before. She was used to that. What had hurt so deeply was Nash’s laughter. He’d always been the one person to notice her, include her, not treat her differently. But that one moment had changed it all. From the time she walked out of the school building to the moment she returned for her senior year Tallulah had been determined to lose weight and finally be the size her peers considered acceptable.

What she wasn’t expecting on her return was to find a broken Nash Lee who no longer smiled, rarely spoke, and didn’t care about anything or anyone around him. He was just existing. But the pain in his eyes she understood all too well. He was alone. He no longer fit into the perfect package.

  • Redemption story – This was a story that Glines has never really touched on. She’s always kind of stuck with the girls being absolutely perfect right from the beginning. They are just all naturally gorgeous, yet damaged and need saving. In this book, we have a main character who was actually known for being overweight, friendless, yet worked hard and actually lost the weight and gained only confidence, which I didn’t LOVE, but it was something different, which is what I wanted from Abbi this time around. ALSO, it wasn’t the girl that was damaged, it was the man that was a little damaged, and I loved it.
  • The relationship early on – I liked the relationship in the beginning. I thought they were super cute together, and I was really cheering them on. They had a pretty good bond, and I was happy to see that.
  • The writing – As always, the writing flows smoothly. Nothing really new here, I mean… I was able to read this in a day, so it really says a lot.
  • New Characters – We finally got to see new characters! The last 3 books I was in need of something new, and although we had to say goodbye to some of my favorite couples since they graduated, we were introduced to some new ones which definitely made me happy.
  • The whole youtuber bit – Okay… this just did not work for me. I get it, she’s trying to make it more relatable now that this series is getting a little more attention.. but seriously? If you read the acknowledgements, she actually says she knows nothing about vloggers and had to get information from her daughter. It literally sounded like she just took Jake Paul, and slapped him in a few pages to make this book go a little longer.
  • They just needed to communicate – UGH! I swear.. I hate when couples just can’t communicate in books. Their WHOLEEEEE problem would have been solved if one could just listen to the other. It was the most frustrating last few pages of my life.
  • The character death – Okay, so this may be a little spoiler-y, but yes there is a character death… but tbh, there’s usually always a character death in Abbi’s books… so it really isn’t that big of a spoiler. I just hated how the character death was handled. It was confusing, didn’t make sense, it was just a mess.
  • Ending was rushed – Man was this ending RUSHED. She tends to do this in her books, but what was even worse was our two main characters barely had any good times in this book. She gave them very little time to be lovey/intimate with each other, then BAM problems, then BAM solution, then BAM book over. I need better endings Abbi!


Sadly… this is my lowest rated book by Abbi. It sucks, but out of all the books I’ve read from her, and this is the worst rating? Not bad. I wouldn’t recommend this book specifically, but the series is fantastic, as well as Abbi’s other books too.

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WWW Wednesday #29 – 12/4/19

Good morning everyone and Happy Wednesday! Of course, it is Wednesday so that means a WWW Wednesday, but let’s just say, this update is going to be a little boring this week.

If you guys didn’t know, I live in Upstate New York and it snowed a ridiculous amount Sunday into Monday night. We got just under 2 feet of snow, and let me tell you… it was freezing here. I was completely snowed in, had to miss a day of work and spent about 6-7 hours total shoveling my driveway. Even though I stayed home and was totally snowed in, I got zero reading done. Instead, I online shopped and got major christmas presents out of the way for people. So yay me!

Now, it’s time for another WWW Wednesday, as always. This book meme is hosted over at Sam’s Taking On A World of Words page! Just answer the 3 questions below every Wednesday, and feel free to post your answers in the comments and of course check out the other participants and see what else they are reading for the week. The questions are:

  1. What are you currently reading?
  2. What have you finished reading?
  3. What will you read next?

So let’s get onto the post!

What are you currently reading?

The Lucky Ones

I am currently JUST starting this Arc I received from Netgalley. I figured it’s time I start to pile through some of my arc’s I have. This comes out in April 2020? Not positive though.

What have you finished reading?

Losing the Field (The Field Party, #4)

I finished this on Black Friday, and unfortunately, I think it was one of my lowest rated reads from Abbi Glines. I will do a review on this, but I gave it a 3/5 stars, it just wasn’t amazing, and it ended up going in a direction I just couldn’t really enjoy.

What will you read next?

I read her first collection of comics and LOVED IT. Thank god I have a arc of this so I can get to reading this ASAP.

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Top Ten Tuesday #7: Books That I Refuse To Let Anyone Touch

Hello everyone, it’s time for another Top Ten Tuesday! This week is a little bit of a difficult topic to think about because, usually if anyone wanted to borrow them I would let them, but I thought of a few that I know I would never let anyone touch.

This was an idea created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.

The rules basically go a little like this:

  1. Jana creates a new topic every Tuesday to make your list, and you create your own Top Ten (or three, or five, or twenty, however many you choose!)
  2. Link back your posts to That Artsy Reader Girl so when others read your post, they’ll know where to go to get more info about future upcoming topics.
  3. There is a linky widget on Jana’s Top Ten Tuesday post so other’s can see your post as well as you being able to check out everyone else’s! So definitely leave your links!
  4. Don’t be afraid to add your own twist to it!

This week’s topic: Book’s I Refuse To Let Anyone Touch

(1) Caraval Series (Legendary & Finale mostly) – Stephanie Garber

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Honestly, if someone wanted to borrow my copy of Caraval I’d be okay with that. It’s a paperback, it’s not signed, just kind of plain. BUT, Legendary and Finale? No. No touch. Legendary is signed and has bonus content and Finale is gorgeous and although not signed, has a lot of bonus content. I love this series so much and I talk about it a lot on my blog, so of course my favorite series I don’t really want anyone else to touch.

(2) The Sun Is Also Star – Nicola Yoon

I haven’t even read this yet, but this copy is very important to me. I love Nicola Yoon and have a lot of respect for her. Her first book Everything, Everything helped me get back into reading again and pushed me to be the woman I am today basically. I received the Barnes and Noble exclusive edition for Christmas. It has purple edges, it’s signed, there’s a letter from her in there and a map of where the characters go in one day. It’s just beautiful and I cherish it.

(3) ANY of my Abbi Glines books

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I love Abbi Glines, not a secret. Each and every one of her books I try to read in one sitting because I just can’t put them down they are so juicy and good and just ugh. Of course I would love to share my love of these books with others I know, but I can’t. These books are a lot more popular like in the south with the southern setting sooo, naturally me living in New York, that doesn’t really fit my surrounding’s, so Barnes & Noble never stocks up on them. My library doesn’t own anything of hers, its just a mess. I literally had to go to a bookstore in South Carolina just to buy some of her books. That being said, if I lose a copy, I’d be extremely upset and we can’t let that happen. So they are mine for now, no touching lol.

Do you guys have any books you wont let anyone touch?

Daisy Jones & The Six Book Review

I finally read this book guys! It took me some time to get into, but once I was fully into the story, it was not hard to tell why this book will probably be one of my favorites of all time. Not just because of the beautiful story that Daisy Jones was, but because of the heart-felt connection I made to this book. Let’s get to the review because I am very anxious to talk about it with you guys.

Title: Daisy Jones & The Six

Author: Taylor Jenkins Reid

Pages: 355

Format: hardcover

Genre: historical fiction

Publication Date: March 5, 2019

Triggers: drug abuse, addiction, abortion

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Everyone knows Daisy Jones & The Six, but nobody knows the reason behind their split at the absolute height of their popularity . . . until now.

Daisy is a girl coming of age in L.A. in the late sixties, sneaking into clubs on the Sunset Strip, sleeping with rock stars, and dreaming of singing at the Whisky a Go Go. The sex and drugs are thrilling, but it’s the rock and roll she loves most. By the time she’s twenty, her voice is getting noticed, and she has the kind of heedless beauty that makes people do crazy things.

Also getting noticed is The Six, a band led by the brooding Billy Dunne. On the eve of their first tour, his girlfriend Camila finds out she’s pregnant, and with the pressure of impending fatherhood and fame, Billy goes a little wild on the road.

Daisy and Billy cross paths when a producer realizes that the key to supercharged success is to put the two together. What happens next will become the stuff of legend.

The making of that legend is chronicled in this riveting and unforgettable novel, written as an oral history of one of the biggest bands of the seventies. Taylor Jenkins Reid is a talented writer who takes her work to a new level with Daisy Jones & The Six, brilliantly capturing a place and time in an utterly distinctive voice.

First, the writing. Taylor Jenkins Reid has a beautiful way of writing a story and just making you be fully obsessed while reading. It was a little slow at first, but man once you really get into this story, it’s beautifully written, beautifully done.

Second thing I liked was Billy and Camila. Let me just say, Camila is bad ass. She’s got more courage and guts than that whole band put together. Their relationship was so strong, and I feel like having a husband that’s in a rock and roll band during that period especially, you have to have one strong relationship.

Next, the setting. I could totally see myself getting tired of the same setting for all the books I was reading, and this definitely switched it up for me. Not only was this setting, the whole 70’s Los Angeles rock ‘n roll scene interesting, but it really helped me make a personal connection. My dad, a man who knows and loves his music, really loved this band named The Grateful Dead (I’ve linked my favorite song by them to kind of get the feel of the band). They also were really big in the 70’s, and had a big impact on the way I look at music now. The band was also pretty known for drug usage and stuff like that, not that that’s why I got this image. I’ve seen so many movies, tv shows, videos and heard my father tell so many stories about this band, when I was reading this book I couldn’t help but think about my dad and Daisy Jones and The Six as a representation of them. I don’t know, just a personal connection I wanted to share.

Only really one thing other than the pace the first 50 pages, and the only issue I had was I didn’t like the reason why Billy and Daisy had the relationship they did. No Spoilers here folks!, but I just think it could have been handled in a different way that’s all.

What did you guys think of this book?

Top Ten Tuesday #5: Characters that Remind Me of Myself

Hello everyone and it’s time for another Top Ten Tuesday!

This was an idea created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.

The rules basically go a little like this:

  1. Jana creates a new topic every Tuesday to make your list, and you create your own Top Ten (or three, or five, or twenty, however many you choose!)
  2. Link back your posts to That Artsy Reader Girl so when others read your post, they’ll know where to go to get more info about future upcoming topics.
  3. There is a linky widget on Jana’s Top Ten Tuesday post so other’s can see your post as well as you being able to check out everyone else’s! So definitely leave your links!
  4. Don’t be afraid to add your own twist to it!

This Weeks Topic: Characters That Remind Me of Myself

  1. Hermione Granger (Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling)
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I immediately thought of Hermione just because she always seems to have her nose in a book or studying, and clearly I love reading books… If I didn’t we wouldn’t be having this discussion lol. Just her personality kind of reminds me of myself too… kind of acting like I’m always right, even though sometimes I may not have all the answers… only sometimes though guys.

2. Anastasia Romanov (Romanov by Nadine Brandes)

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Just quick before the explanation, HAPPY RELEASE DAY ROMANOV! I read this book and one of the things I admired about this book was the amount of caring Natsya had for her family. I have a younger brother, and if he was as sick as Natsya’s brother is in the book, I would do just about anything so he was able to have his medicine and help him out. Definitely see us sharing the family value characteristic she had.

3. Serena (Kiss Me In Paris by Catherine Rider)

Serena and I don’t have too much in common, but one thing I did find was that we tend to rush through things in life. Serena rushes through Paris trying to collect pictures for her mother, but like doesn’t get to experience things for herself and take time for herself. I find myself doing that a lot, rushing through things and just not taking a moment to myself.

4. Eliza (Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia)

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Seeing as I’m a blogger and spend a lot of my time on the internet dealing with a specific media (books, obviously), I see a few similarities. I wouldn’t say I’m a complete non-social person, but talking to people I’m meeting for the first time can be a struggle with me. Especially is meeting those people is in a setting where I don’t feel exactly comfortable like a party for example. I get anxiety in those situations, so even though I may seem like a social butterfly to some people, like my close friends, it’s not always that way with everyone who I come into contact with.