Recently… (reviews, rambles, and rants)

Greetings! This post is going to be a little random. I’m just going to talk about what I’ve been reading and watching lately. And fangirl, obviously.

~ Recent Reads ~


The War that Saved My Life


This book was so good! It was a very different kind of historical fiction “war” story. While many stories focus on how character’s lives are ripped apart by war (which is understandable), this story took a different turn. Our main character Ada’s life is completely changed because of the war… but for the better. hence the title the war that saved my life.

Ada has such a wonderful character arc. Her struggles are so real, and I could really feel what she was feeling. Her fears and insecurities were so realistic. I really loved watching her grow over the course of novel. I flew through this book and can’t wait to read the sequel!

The Mysterious Benedict Society


I have heard a lot about this book. I think the first time it was recommended to me was three years ago. 0_0 I FINALLY got around to reading it, and I was not disappointed! In fact it exceeded my expectations. The characters are all fleshed out and unique, each with their own strengths and weaknesses. They work together as a team, even if some are harder to get along with. Mr. Benedict was very interesting as well.

The plotline of this book was clever and engaging. I was never bored whilst reading. The tests, the mission… it was very suspenseful. And Mr. Curtain gave me the creeps. *shudders* If you’re looking for a unique, engaging story with lovable characters, pick this one up. I’m also reading the sequel right now, which is amazing. I plan on finishing it tonight (when I’m writing this. By the time this is posted I’ll probably be done).

The Screaming Staircase (Lockwood & Co. Book 1)


I’ve ranted about this enough already, so I’ll keep this short. This is my second favorite series, and I finally reread the first two books! I had such a fun time rereading and was grinning and sipping tea the entire way through. Plus I got to buddy-read this with Carlye, which was fun. 😀 I’ll be picking up book three soon, and I’m so excited for it. If you haven’t read this, WHAT ARE YOU DOING GO READ IT NOW. 

~Recently Watched~

Your Lie In April (English-dubbed anime)

I’m really in no condition to talk about this right now. I’m too emotionally shattered. But in summary: I loved this so so much and yes it broke my heart. I cried so much at the end because whyyy. T_T I watched it all over the course of a few days and was so connected to the characters. Just thinking about it brings tears to my eyes. I recommend you watch this if you can handle how emotional it is. Be prepared to be depressed for a while afterward. And have lots of tissues nearby.

. . .

That’s all for now! I FINALLY finished one of the schools I was doing. This last month has been very stressful and tiring, and I’m so glad I can relax now. I’m still doing another class at a different online school, but it just involves reading, which is my specialty. And it will be a lot more enjoyable when it’s the only thing I’m doing. I want to finish it by the end of the month, but we’ll see how that goes. So even though I’m still doing that, I think I’ll consider this the start of summer.

Expect a summer bucket list coming soon! I’m excited for more posts this summer, and I hope you are too. 😉

Have a beautiful day!

~M Y A


12 thoughts on “Recently… (reviews, rambles, and rants)

  1. I loved this post! I should write more relaxed posts like this with books and such.
    I’ve been meaning to read the second book of Lockwood and Co. but it’s been a long month. But the rest of the books look quite interesting. I’ll add them to my ever-growing TBR stack.

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  2. Ooh I’m intrigued now, I wanna watch Your Lie in April, it sounds really good!! If you like anime I would recommend Assasination Classroom (and not just cause it’s the only anime I’ve ever watched XD) idk if you’ve watched it, but it’s really good and I cried at the end too!
    Also I’ve read the Mysterious Benedict Society and I really like it, but I haven’t found the sequel yet… All those other books sound great too!
    Sorry for the long comment,

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    1. It is really good! Ooo, I’ll look into that. The name sounds very interesting. The sequel to MBD was really good as well. 😃 Thanks, I love long comments. 😅


  3. Okay, so Mysterious Benedict Society is just SO AWESOME. I’ve been wanting to read Lockwood and Co. for quite awhile now. It sounds good.
    Recently I’ve re-read Lodestar, and read The Originals and The Elite. I’m currently reading Shatter Me, and listening to the Mystery of Alice [it’s on Audible].
    And as for shows….I recently got into Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D so I’ve been watching that, and it’s good.

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