-A.M. Aguilar

Favorite Books I Read in 2021

This past year, I had the chance of reading many wonderful books: from high fantasy stories, to contemporary and mystery thrillers. A wide range of genres and writing styles. I was able to reach my goal of reading 80 books during 2021 and choosing 5! JUST 5 books for this post… has been a challenge 😉 .

 -A.M. Aguilar

Top 5 December 2021

Science Fiction, Historical Fantasy, Thriller Mystery, Fantasy & Fiction

HAPPY NEW YEAR BOOK LOVERS! It is 2022, I’m back from my 4 week-long trip, and I’m ready to tell you about all the books I read last month. I hope you spent the holidays nicely and have started the year well. Wishing you all happiness and good luck for the new year 🙂 . 

-A.M. Aguilar

Top 5 Sept & Oct 2021

Historical Fiction, Science Fiction, Fantasy & YA Contemporary

College has had me very busy the past two months as you may have noticed because this post is here a bit late, but it is here nonetheless ;). Today we will discuss a few of my favorite reads from this second-to-last trimester of the year, which are all varied book genres too, and chat a bit about your top reads of the month too.

-A.M Aguilar

Books that will get you out of a Reading Slump…

Fantasy & Fiction Version

A reader’s worst nightmare. The moment we all fear to live, but one that we will probably experience at some point in life. The dreaded ‘reading slump.’ Of course, there’s a chance that some of you have never heard the term and may be asking, “what even IS a reading slump and why will a specific book get me out of it?” Well, today we will be discussing it…

-A.M. Aguilar

Top 5 August Reads

High Fantasy, Historical Fiction, Fantasy & Fiction

It is finally September… wow. This year is going by so fast, Christmas is right around the corner. Just kidding lol xD We still have a couple of more months left in 2021 so let’s do our best to keep going and finish this year happily. Today I am back with a monthly wrap-up and hopefully you will have new blog posts this month because August was just a mess and I couldn’t find any time 😉

-A.M. Aguilar

How Did I Read 100 Books in 2020

I do believe something very magical can happen when you read a book

If you’ve read the short paragraphs that I’ve written for my “Welcome” page in the blog, then you may recognise this one: I have been known for reading a lot of books in my spare time. I’m the kind of person you will see reading everywhere: at the breakfast table, through the morning, in between classes, before going to sleep, even when I go to the bathroom. I literally read anywhere and everywhere.

-A.M. Aguilar

Top 5 Jan & Feb Reads

YA Fiction, Paranormal Fiction, Fantasy Fiction, & a Romance Novel

Helloooo my dear book lovers, it’s been a while since I’ve posted and I apologize for it. Second year of college + online classes = not the best combination. I’ve been really busy with assignments, exams and group projects, so I haven’t had time to sit down and write much. But I finished exams yesterday 🙂 so I thought today was the perfect chance to write this short wrap up!

-A.M. Aguilar 

Review: A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab

Fast paced, Thrilling and Intoxicating Fantasy Read 

“A Darker Shade of Magic,” is book one in the Shades of Magic trilogy. If you’ve been here since winter 2020, (or if you follow me on bookstagram 🙂 ) then you are probably aware of how much I adored this book.

The traveling between worlds, dark magic, pirates and thieves, plus the unique characters in this book, captivated me like never before. Also, Victoria Schwab’s writing style and her worldbuilding is top tier and I couldn’t resist it. 😉

Today I bring you the review for this book, as I promised on my IG stories; and I’ll also be sharing the updates for “A Gathering of Shadows,” book two, which I’m currently reading.

-A.M. Aguilar

Top 5 Oct & Nov 2020

Mystery, Fantasy Fiction, YA Fiction, Fairytale Retellings

It is December 1st , book lovers. I’m amazed at how fast this year went by (and I’ve probably said this every month) but it is true! I feel like yesterday was March 13 and lockdown was starting here in Honduras, but no. We’ve been on quarantine for 8 months so far! To be honest some months have felt longer and dreadful than others, but it’s finally December and 2020 is coming to an end.

-A.M. Aguilar

Review: The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater 

Fascinating & Absorbing, Plot-driven Story

If you follow me on bookstagram then you probably were part of the poll in my stories where you chose which review you’d like to see this week. This was the winner but don’t despair, I’ll be posting a review on “Red Queen” soon.

By the way, if you aren’t following me yet, check out @thebookssmuggler on Instagram. I’m very active on stories and interactions with fellow book lovers, I’d love to meet more of you 🙂 .

Now, I know I’ve been talking non-stop about this book and I bet I’ve got many of you intrigued too, so today I bring you The Raven Boys review.