-A.M. Aguilar

Top 4 November 2021

Fantasy, Fiction, Historical Fantasy & Thriller Fantasy

We are finally on the last chapter of 2021. This year feels like an extension of 2020 and for many of us, maybe that’s not a good thing; but overall we have made it through and that’s something we should be grateful for. I’m proud of you for making it to the end of this “rollercoaster” of a year. Let’s hope for the best on the year to come 😉 .

-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

Top 5 June & July Reads

Fantasy, Historical Fiction, Contemporary, Sci-Fi Romance, & Magical Realism

Happy August book lovers. I hope that the past few months have treated you well 🙂 I’m back with a double monthly wrap-up today and I can’t wait to share these amazing reads with you. I finished online classes last month so the past two weeks I’ve read a bunch 😀 So let’s get started with my Top 5 Reads of June & July…

-A.M. Aguilar 

Top 5 May Reads

Mystery Thriller, YA Fiction, High Fantasy & YA Contemporary 

June is here, it’s finally midyear, 2021. That means… yeah, you guessed it. Monthly wrap up coming your way! I thought May would be the month where I would read the least because my classes started the 21st, but I actually read quite a lot before classes started. And even in classes I sneaked my books in and read when I could 😉 So today I bring you my Top 5 Reads of May…

-A.M. Aguilar

Villains I’d Join to Conquer the World

My favorite book villains & villainess + my fair reasons for this 😉

I guess it is common knowledge that the part we, book lovers, enjoy the most from a Fantasy novel is the antagonist of the story. Those morally grey characters that usually have a fierceful and powerful idea to save the world and/or their people from danger but the execution of it usually involves death of millions or the destruction of the world as we know it so… yeah 😀 Not the means to get there my friends!

-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 December Reads

Fantasy & Fiction, YA Fiction, Historical Fiction, Science Fiction

I know, I know: “Andrea, but we’re in February.” And I know that, but I’ve been so busy since we began college in January, that I didn’t have time to sit down and write this December wrap-up 🙁 But the biggest thank youu to all of you for being patient with me! I still wanted to share this wrap up specifically so bare with me.

I’ve missed writing and reviewing so much but second year of college + online classes don’t go well together hahaha 😉 

-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

Favorite Fictional Places I’d Love to Visit!

Vividly and Wonderfully Described Fictional Settings

If there is something that we remember the most from our favorite books, are the book settings. Time periods, eras are part of a book’s setting too, but it is mostly the places the characters visit that we end up remembering: strange decorated houses, huge schools, unique stores, magnificent palaces and kingdoms and many more interesting places.

Some authors have the incredible ability to describe places and fantasy worlds in a way that you are mesmerized and have the desire to visit those places too.

“Books are the plane, and the train, and the road. They are the destination, and the journey. They are home.” -Anna Quindlen