-A.M. Aguilar

Top 5 April 2022

Mythology Inspired Fantasy, YA Fiction, Science Fiction and Graphic Novels

We are officially starting the 5th month of 2022, WOW! Time does fly, I swear; where do the hours even go? For real, we are about to finish the first half of the year. That’s surreal. Anyway, I hope you have been spending time well, dear book lovers. Staying safe, taking care and dedicating time to yourself, if possible. Remember you are your first priority :D. Hope you’re all good!

-A.M. Aguilar

Top 5 March 2022

Mystery and Thriller, Historical Fiction, YA Contemporary and a Non-Fiction Novel

April is here! Spring begins for many, and for us in Central America: a warm summer starts; you all have no idea how hot it gets here :0 . I prefer the freezing cold and winter but we have to adapt so, warm it is 😀 . Anyway, April has started which means Spring Break / Vacations from college so I am excited to post more articles here, as well as posts for my Instagram Feed so stay tuned for that (@thebookssmuggler) 😉 .

-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 

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

Top 5 March & April Reads

Mystery & Horror Fiction, Fantasy, High Fantasy & YA Fiction, Contemporary

It’s officially the fifth month of 2021, May just started and that means we are getting closer to mid-year. It also means we are all posting our monthly reading wrap ups; today I’m posting both March and April’s because I forgot to write it last month 🙂 so thank you all for your patience. The books I will talk about today are all part of my all-time favorite books shelf <3 

-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

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

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.