Reviews, Updates

The Light of Ives: Memories Remain by Kristen Traganas- Review

Hi, everyone! I am back with another book review for y’all. So grab a cup of tea and get comfy.

I’ve teamed up with Booktasters again and they introduced me to Kristen Traganas’ The Light of Ives: Memories Remain. This being the first book in the series and I’m not quite sure when the next one will be coming out, but I’ll keep you all posted.

Let’s. Get. Reviewing.


Lucy is eager to leave Emerald Lake. She wants to live with the humans but is also afraid of leaving her friends and family behind. Is it worth it? Will the dark side of human existence scare Lucy away?



I’d like to start off this review by saying that I couldn’t put this book down. It kept me hooked, but I did find some sort of plot hole. The entire time I was confused because I wasn’t sure when the story took place. Was it set in the future or modern day? Maybe it’s just me but I couldn’t find anything indicating what sort of time period the Lucy and the other characters were living in.

Also, was Emerald Lake a separate planet or a city? I never understood that either.

Despite the plot holes, I found this book very interesting. The idea behind the lumenguards and the Indomites was interesting. But how can you tell a lumenguard from a human being?

There were a few things that I would’ve liked to know more about, but otherwise the writing was beautiful and kept me interested all the way through the book.

I would recommend this book for fans of any Neal Shusterman books such as Challenger Deep and Scythe.

Thank you to Booktasters and Kristen Traganas herself for contacting me and introducing me to this great book.

Thanks for reading everyone. I hope you all are doing well and reading some great books. Let me know in the comments what you’re currently reading. Also, if you have a book in need of reviewing you can contact me via Twitter or leave a comment with a link to your book. I’d love to read it.

Happy reading!



Kitty Hawk and the Curse of the Yukon Gold by Iain Reading- Review

Hi, everyone! I had the opportunity to read and review Kitty Hawk and the Curse of the Yukon Gold by Iain Reading courtesy of Book Publicity Services. I haven’t done a review in a while so it’s nice to have had this opportunity to get back in the swing of reviewing books.

Let’s get into the review!


Kitty Hawk and the Curse of the Yukon Gold follows the story of a young girl named Kitty who leaves her hometown of Tofino, Canada to study humpback whales in Alaska. She soon finds herself lost in adventures and mysteries of curses and shipwrecks. This book follows her on her adventures through the beautiful areas of Yukon.

My Thoughts: 

I quite enjoyed this book. Going into this book I wasn’t expecting it to be so educational. I didn’t really know anything about Canada and Yukon. Boy, I know a boat load more.

The book did get a little slow a little before the middle of the book, but picked up the pace right away.

I love how brave and self-aware Kitty Hawk was. A powerful female protagonist is definitely my type of story.

I felt like I was actually in Canada as cheesy as that sounds. I could see the landscapes vividly in my mind’s eye.

The writing was beautiful and you can definitely tell Reading did a lot of research. Ultimately, it did the book wonders.

I hope you enjoyed this little review. Let me know if you’ve read any of the Kitty Hawk books and what your thoughts are.

I hope you all are doing well and I will talk to you guys Thursday!

Love always,


(P.S. Stay tuned for a new poem and a little life update. Happy reading!)



The Golden Rule by Jessica Marie Baumgartner- review

Hi, everyone! It’s been a while since I last reviewed a book. I have teamed up with Booktasters once again to read The Golden Rule by Jessica Marie Baumgartner.

The Golden Rule follows a young girl exploring the different religions through her diverse friend group. She speaks about each religion and how each are different but follow the same sort of mantra. Each speak for kindness. Each believe that we should treat others the way we want to be treated.

The Golden Rule teaches readers the importance of diversity and kindness. Just because someone has a different religion or background as you does not mean they should be treated differently as you would treat someone with the same religion.

The Golden Rule is directed towards a younger audience. I’m happy that Jessica wrote this for younger ages because diversity and acceptance should be taught at young ages.

The artwork in this book is brilliant. It’s so beautiful and genuine.

I quite enjoyed this book. I would’ve more if I was younger, but it had a great message.

Thanks for reading everyone! Stay tuned for a new poem this Wednesday.

Love always,



Loves Me Not, Loves Me by Brittany Julian-Review

Hi, everyone!

Today I have the opportunity to review Loves Me Not, Loves Me by Brittany Julian.

The poetry book is split into two sections: Heartbreak and love-just like the title. Each poem follows the lines of Brittany's love life but easily traces the story of the reader's love life.

The poetry was beautiful and honest. At points, very heartbreaking. All of the emotions just flooded out of the pages. It's truly beautiful.

I think this book can help anyone who's gone through a rough time in any relationship. It gives you a sense of knowing that everyone has experienced some sort of heartbreak.

This book is perfect for the fans of The Princess Saves Herself in This One by Amanda Lovelace.

Thank you Brittany Julian herself for contacting me about her book. And thank you to everyone for reading.

Love always,



Within the Heart of Silence by James William Peercy and Jacqueline E. Smith-Review

Hi, everyone! Happy Monday!

I teamed up with Booktasters once again to have the chance to review Within the Heart of Silence by James William Peercy and Jacqueline E. Smith.

Within the Heart of Silence is a collection of contemplative poetry and magnificent photographs. A majority of the poems are inspired by nature and finding oneself.

I quite enjoyed this collection. I love how the photos easily fit the poetry. As if the poems were written about the very images themselves. I'm not positive if that was intentional or just coincidental.

The one thing I didn't really enjoy was the author's constant rhythm. Each poem was written in the alternate rhyme scheme. I kind of wished for a little more variety in the rhyme scheme.

I definitely recommend this book to poetry lovers and nature lovers.

This book really leaves you thinking. Each poem inspires you to do a double take.

Thank you for reading everyone! And thank you to Booktasters and James William Peercy for giving me to opportunity to read this collection.

Love always,



His Frozen Fingertips by Charlotte Bowyer-Review

Hey, my fellow bookworms!

How is everyone’s summer going so far?

I was given the great opportunity from the team at Bookollective to read and review His Frozen Fingertips by Charlotte Bowyer. Along with a few other bloggers, this review is part of the His Frozen Fingertips Blog Tour. Be sure to check out the other amazing bloggers’ reviews.

Here are the dates for upcoming reviews!


Let’s get to the review!


His Frozen Fingertips follows Asa, a teen diagnosed with a life-threatening heart disease. His days are numbered and he believes that his adventures are over. His parents left him as a child and the only person who he can trust is his friend Averett. He is thrust into a journey across his homeland knowing that at any moment he could grow sicker.

My Thoughts

I quite enjoyed His Frozen Fingertips

This book is very suspenseful. I was on the edge of my seat while reading because I was afraid of the main character dying in the middle of the story. (I guess my favorite authors have made me a little paranoid when it comes to characters dying. *ahem J.K. Rowling*)

I also felt as if it should’ve been extended more. I wanted more background information on Erebus.

The exploration of the LGBTQA+ community in this novel is amazing. I definitely shipped Averett and Asa.

I definitely recommend this for fans of Blood Red Road by Moira Young. You will definitely enjoy this book if you’re a fan of Blood Red Road.

You can read His Frozen Fingertips here:


Thanks for reading everyone and have a great weekend!

Love always,





Jaiden and Anjali Medina and the Mythical Kings by Felix Alexander-Review

Hi, everyone!

I was once again given the opportunity from the people at Booktasters to review one of their up and coming books. This week I’d like to talk about Jaiden and Anjali Medina and the Mythical Kings by Felix Alexander.


Jaiden and Anjali’s father has disappeared the day after the Day of the Dead. Thinking that their father was just running late, the siblings head to the library. Once someone hears about their father’s disappearance, they discover their father is a member of a secret group called the Order of the Scribes. The Order of the Scribes has existed since the first library in history was constructed. To find their father, they must remember everything he has taught them about mythology and legends in order to find the Mythical Kings.

My Thoughts

I did enjoy this book very much. I would’ve enjoyed it more if I was younger. Being in my late teens, middle grade books don’t really appeal to me as they used to. Though, this does not affect my views of this book.

I thought the book had a very interesting concept, but at times the text was a little too chaotic. There was too much going on at once.

I loved the idea and the plot line.

I wish there was more character development and a little more depth to the characters themselves. All we know is that their father went missing and they have to find them. There wasn’t really a backstory to build off of.

I enjoyed this book, but not as much as I hoped to. (I feel as if I’m being too harsh. 😦  )

You can read Jaiden and Anjali here:


Until next time,

Hannah Stoffield