• Getting to your 8 AM: Tips and Tricks

    Ah, the dreaded 8 AM class. It is the bane of every college freshman’s existence. You’re in luck though because I have compiled a list of my tips and tricks to make getting to that early bird class as easy and painless as possible. 5 Tricks for your 8:00 AM Class Tip #1 Lay out your clothes – Personally, I like to look semi-put together for school,  so the night before my 8 AM, I pick out my outfit and shoes and lay them on my desk so that as soon as I wake up, I can grab them and go.  *Bonus Tip: Check the weather app the night before so you…

  • Origin by Jennifer L Armentrout

    Summary of Origin: Daemon will do anything to get Katy back. After the successful but disastrous raid on Mount Weather, he’s facing the impossible. Katy is gone. Taken. Everything becomes about finding her. Taking out anyone who stands in his way? Done. Burning down the whole world to save her? Gladly. Exposing his alien race to the world? With pleasure. All Katy can do is survive. Surrounded by enemies, the only way she can come out of this is to adapt. After all, there are sides of Daedalus that don’t seem entirely crazy, but the group’s goals are frightening and the truths they speak even more disturbing. Who are the…

  • Graced with Books is being Updated

    Graced with Books is getting a new look! Hello All! So a lot has happened in the past few months that has prevented me from posting a lot! I still have been writing reviews, just not formally posting them on this site. Now, I am a freshman in college, and I realized that I want to expand the parameters of this blog and its topics. I still will be posting about books and writing reviews, but there will be some new tabs and posts about college life, anxiety, and more. To go along with this new direction that the blog is going, I will also be updating the site a…

  • The Problem with Forever by Jennifer L. Armentrout

    The Problem with Forever Synopsis Growing up, Mallory Dodge learned that the best way to survive was to say nothing. And even though it’s been four years since her nightmare ended, she’s beginning to worry that the fear that holds her back will last a lifetime. Now, after years of homeschooling, Mallory must face a new milestone—spending her senior year at a public high school. But she never imagined she’d run into Rider Stark, the friend and protector she hasn’t seen since childhood, on her very first day. It doesn’t take long for Mallory to realize that the connection she shared with Rider never really faded. Yet soon it becomes…

  • Books to Read over Spring Break

    Happy Spring! Spring begins this week! Spring is my favorite season because of all the colors in nature, warm weather, and because my birthday is in April! What a better way to begin this era of warm weather and sunshine then a list of books you can take to read with you outside! Here is a list of books that reminds me of my fave season! These are not in any particular order: Books I have reviewed have a * next to the title   *Iron King by Julie Kagawa Why: I chose this to be on the list because when I think of the Iron King, I am reminded…

  • Happily Ever After by Kelly Oram

    Happily Ever After Summary The end of one story is often the beginning of another. Hollywood heartthrob Brian Oliver and his Cinderella princess Ellamara Rodriguez have finally found love outside the digital world. But leaving their anonymity behind creates a whole new set of obstacles for the nation’s new favorite sweethearts. With the stress of Brian’s fame and the pressures of a new relationship weighing down on them, the It Couple quickly begins to wonder if they can hold on to their newfound joy, or if maybe happily ever after is only a fairy tale.   Hi all, I am here to give a long overdue review of the second…

  • The Collector by Victoria Scott

    The Collector Summary He makes good girls…bad.  Dante Walker is flippin’ awesome, and he knows it. His good looks, killer charm, and stellar confidence have made him one of hell’s best—a soul collector. His job is simple: weed through humanity and label those round rears with a big red good or bad stamp. Old Saint Nick gets the good guys, and he gets the fun ones. Bag-and-tag. Sealing souls is nothing personal. Dante’s an equal-opportunity collector and doesn’t want it any other way. But he’ll have to adjust because Boss Man has given him a new assignment: Collect Charlie Cooper’s soul within ten days. Dante doesn’t know why Boss Man…

  • Altered by Jennifer Rush

    Altered Summary Everything about Anna’s life is a secret. Her father works for the Branch at the helm of its latest project: monitoring and administering treatments to the four genetically altered boys in the lab below their farmhouse. There’s Nick, Cas, Trev . . . and Sam, who has stolen Anna’s heart. When the Branch decides it’s time to take the boys, Sam stages an escape, killing the agents sent to retrieve them. Anna is torn between following Sam or staying behind in the safety of her everyday life. But her father pushes her to flee, making Sam promise to keep her away from the Branch, at all costs. There’s…