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Homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte Paired with a Great Book

Published August 31, 2013 by Jennifer Elizabeth

This past week I noticed several Facebook updates from friends who purchased their first Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte (A BIG fan favorite!) for the upcoming Fall season. It makes sense.  School started and we all know that once that happens, Fall arrives immediately! (Well, at least where I live it does!)

Homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte

Homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte

So what is better than curling up with a great book and pairing it with a warm,  pumpkin spice latte? Even better, make it yourself and save yourself A LOT of money!

And so, since I am also a coffee and pumpkin lover (but am not a fan of spending money on things I can make myself), I decided to go recipe exploring for a homemade pumpkin spice latter and I discovered this one.

It’s a great recipe, but I decided to adapt it a bit ;).

Please note, my pumpkin spice latte recipe is HALF the original. I also decreased the amount of canned pumpkin by more than half because I am not a big fan of drinking liquid pumpkin ;). I think the recipe I developed tastes great. It’s not overwhelming in the pumpkin department and you can still taste the coffee–but it also is not overpowering.

AND, the end result is just sweet enough ;). Both my husband and my 3 year-old tried it and loved it. So, I think this pumpkin spice latte recipe is a success!

OK, so below is the recipe that I created. 😉 For those interested, I have posted images of the ingredients I used to create this recipe at the bottom of the post, as well as where I purchased them. ENJOY! 

Warm Pumpkin Spice Latte

1 Cup Almond Milk

1 1/2 tbsp. canned pumpkin

1 tsp. raw honey

1 tsp. organic vanilla extract

1/4 tsp. pumpkin pie spice

6 oz. Brewed Coffee or Expresso

First, prepare your coffee:

I used 2 scoops of Maxwell House Coffee (original roast) and about 1 cup (6 oz.) water. I made my coffee is an Imusa stove top espresso maker (I found one at the Grove City outlets for under $5!!)

But you if have no idea what I’m talking about, you can find the Imusa stove top expresso maker here. Basically, it’s a percolator. It makes your coffee much stronger than a regular old coffee maker.

I love mine!

Imusa stovetop expresso maker

Next:

While  coffee is getting ready, combine the almond milk, pumpkin and raw honey in a small saucepan, and cook it on medium heat, stirring until steaming.

mix pumpkin, almond milk and raw honey

Next, remove saucepan from heat, stir in vanilla and spice. Then, grab your whisk and get to it! When a lot of foam is created, you’re ready to transfer to your cup 🙂

mixing in vanilla and spices

Pour pumpkin mix into one large mug or two mugs.

Then, add the hot espresso or coffee on top. Once poured, you can top with whipped cream and sprinkle pumpkin pie spice, nutmeg or cinnamon on top.

I just left my plain. 🙂

The end result

Ingredients:

Friendly Farms Almond Milk found at Aldi's grocery

Friendly Farms regular Almond Milk found at Aldi’s grocery store

Libby's Pure Pumpkin

Libby’s Pure Pumpkin

Crystal's All Natural Raw Honey found at Wegman's

Crystal’s All Natural Raw Honey found at Wegman’s

McCormick Pumpkin Pie Spice (found at Walmart)

McCormick Pumpkin Pie Spice (found at Walmart)

Simply Organic Pure Vanilla Extract

Simply Organic Pure Vanilla Extract

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Oh Why Not? #BoutofBooks 8.0 is ON!

Published August 5, 2013 by Jennifer Elizabeth

Updates

(I’ve moved everything around a little bit so that you don’t have to scroll forever!..beginning of Bout of Books is at the end of the post ;).)

Sunday – 8/25

*Number of books I’ve read today: 1; The Opportunist (Love Me With Lies #1) by Tarryn Fisher (Caleb Drake!!)

*Total number of books I’ve read: 1 (I’m still working on Timepiece by Myra McEntire.)

* Books read: 1 (YAY!!)

*Books in progress: 1

*How I’m feeling: Ok, so I was a speed reader with “The Opportunist (Love Me With Lies #1)” by Tarryn Fisher. Seriously could not put this book down. I’m happy that I made it through ONE book :). Viva la Read-a-thon!!!

*Interesting stuff: I started screaming (in my head, not out load, lol) about 60% of the way through this book. I LOVED the characters, cringed at the ending (but wait, there’s two more books in this series, so who knows where it may lead ;)) and could NOT put it down. It was an easy read, a fast read (quite a few pages, but the flow was good). I hope to post a review of it soon :).

Saturday – 8/24

*Number of books I’ve read today: 0
*Total number of books I’ve read: 0
* Books read: 0

*Books in progress: Bet you can’t guess…LOL…oh, wow! I’m still reading Timepiece by Myra McEntire. There’s a shocker! Ha! 😉 I am now 24% of the way through!

*How I’m feeling: I’m good. I’m not going to complain about my lack of reading or time for reading. Today was an awesome day. My husband and I took our boys to the air show in our town, and then took them to a birthday party at the roller skating rink. It was their first time roller skating (and it was at the same exact place that I used to go skating at when I was a kid). It was an awesome day :).

*Interesting stuff: See above 🙂

Friday – 8/23

*Number of books I’ve read today: 0
*Total number of books I’ve read: 0
* Books read: 0

*Books in progress:  Believe it or not, I’m still reading Timepiece by Myra McEntire. I’m now at 23% of the way through.

*How I’m feeling: Perhaps joining a read-a-thon the week before school starts was not the best of ideas!! 🙂 Today I spent a lot of time outside with my kids. I read little bit, but mostly played wiffle ball and pushed my boys on the swings. It is what it is. 🙂 I’ll have a lot more time to read when my oldest goes back to school…and yet I am not looking forward to all that down time…I love my babies ❤

*Interesting stuff: ….I’ve got nothing!!

 Thursday – 8/22

*Number of books I’ve read today: 0
*Total number of books I’ve read: 0
*Books read: 0

*Books in progress: I feel like a broken record here! ha! I’m still reading Timepiece by Myra McEntire. Today I went from 20% of the way through to 21%.

*How I’m feeling: Many of my fellow bout-of-bookers have thrown some awesome encouragement my way, so I’m not feeling so bad about my lack of progress anymore. 🙂 I love bookish friends!!

*Interesting stuff: Today I didn’t get too much reading done (shocker!) because I decided to take my little guys to the amusement park. School starts on Monday, so this was kind of our last summer “hoo-rah” before school begins. Perfect weather. Perfect memories. I won’t complain :). I may hit up the beach with the kiddos tomorrow…perhaps I will dive into “The Opportunist (Love Me With Lies #1)” by Tarryn Fisher. I’ve heard many many good things about this Caleb Drake character :).

Wednesday – 8/21

*Number of books I’ve read today: 0

*Total number of books I’ve read: 0
*Books read: 0

*Books in progress: Same story. Different day. I went from 19% to 20% on my Kindle…ugh. So, not many…I’m still reading Timepiece by Myra McEntire.

*How I’m feeling: Yesterday was just a mentally draining day for me.  School starts on Monday, and I’m just not ready to send my baby away for 7+ hours a day, 5 days a week. I struggled through it last year for Kindergarten and I’m still struggling. I love my kids. I have a teaching background and am constantly researching homeschooling. But my oldest enjoys people…he enjoys attention and can command a room like none-other…so I go back and forth as to what is best for him. Our neighborhood isn’t exactly “kid friendly,” so he doesn’t get the socialization with other neighborhood kids that a lot of kids get….so I don’t know. Sometimes I just feel like it’s a lose-lose situation. Blah..sorry, I’m in a mood. Fingers crossed this school year is better than last.

*Interesting stuff: One of the best parts of my day was seeing everyone’s creativity in poetry 🙂 I wish I could be more active with Bout of Books. I’m trying…I get caught up in work and kids, and I sometimes forget to make “me time.” But I do my random 20 second searching a few times a day…so all is not lost. 🙂

 Tuesday – 8/20

*Number of books I’ve read today: 0
*Total number of books I’ve read: 0
*Books read: 0

*Books in progress: Ugh. I am officially 19% through Timepiece by Myra McEntire

*How I’m feeling: Defeated!! …but I am still pushing forward!!!!

*Interesting stuff: (really not that interesting, but more so about my life..lol)

SO! Today  I did laundry, cleaned both kitchen and bathroom floors, changed bed sheets in all the rooms…and then in the evening it was “meet and greet” night at my son’s school (my oldest is going into 1st grade). It was a rough evening when my son realized he is only 1 of 6 kids from his Kindergarten class now on his 1st grade class. And none of his “BFFs” are in his class…. 😦  I tried my best to put a “positive spin” on the situation, but I feel like I failed miserably. Anyways, after that I spent quite some time hashing it out with fellow “mom friends” from his school…analyzing the situation and trying to make sense of logistics.

With that said, my reading for the day failed miserably as well. Ugh. Vivia la read-a-thon…let’s try for day 3 success!

Monday – 8/19
*Number of books I’ve read today: 0
*Total number of books I’ve read: 0
*Books read: 0

*Books in progress: I am officially 17% through Timepiece by Myra McEntire

*How I’m feeling: I LOVE that this book (Book #2 of the Hourglass Series) is written from Kaleb’s perspective *swoon* lol 🙂

*Interesting stuff: My reading started out great today–was able to get my #readathon on for a bit. And then I had to hit up the grocery store for some back-to-school lunch box essentials. After that it was off to the dentist for my 6 month check-up and cleaning as well as my  3 year-old’s very first visit to the dentist. Finally, my husband and I had to pick up our second car that had been getting inspected all day (our other car was inspected last week–two car inspections in less than a week IS NOT FUN. It puts a nice hole in your pocket, that’s for sure! Ha!

Bout of Books Day 3 Challenges

Challege #1: TBR List Challenge @ Musings of a Bookship Girl
My Top 5 in my TBR list are as follows in no particular order:

1. Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
2. Losing Hope by Colleen Hoover
3. Slated by Teri Terry
4. My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick
5. Unremembered by Jessica Brody

If I won this contest, all 5 of these would be the ones I would purchase (if I had enough cash to do so! =))

Challenge #2: Book Spine Poetry @ Such a Novel Idea

Bout of books

The eternal ones fated the truth about forever.

If I stay the lucky one, lock and key wither.

Crossed, evercrossed.

**Leave me a link to your book spine poetry!***

I’d love to read it!

 

In the beginning…

I’ve been treating myself to some fantastic books lately (as well as writing a bit each day!!)–so I decided, why not participate in the Bout of Books 8.0 read-a-thon? After all, this is exactly where my connections to fellow book lovers were built (as seen here). So, this is my official “sign-up.” 🙂

If you want to join me in the Bout of Books read-a-thon, just click on the challenge badge (image) below!

Official Blurb:

Bout of Books 8.0
Bout of Books 8.0

The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda @ On a Book Bender and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week-long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, August 19th and runs through Sunday, August 25th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure, and the only reading competition is between you and your usual number of books read in a week. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 8.0 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team

My Reading Goals and Such:

The Opportunist (Love Me With Lies #1) by Tarryn Fisher (I have only heard good things about this Caleb Drake character!!)

Timepiece: An Hourglass Novel by Myra McEntire

*Participate in at least one challenge*

**Connect with new book lovers**

So, what are your reading goals? Please share with me!

Before I Fall: An Unenthusiastic Book Review

Published July 29, 2013 by Jennifer Elizabeth
Lauren Oliver

Before I Fall, by Lauren Oliver
Image Courtesy: Goodreads

Lauren Oliver is one very talented writer. I adore her Delirium Series, and have had “Before I Fall” on my TBR list for over a year. A few weeks ago I discovered it cheap on Amazon and enthusiastically downloaded it to my Kindle. I was stoked.  I have read  many positive reviews on blogs, and so my expectations were fairly high. I was ready to jump into another Lauren Oliver masterpiece.

Unfortunately, that was not the case in regards to my experience. While I read, something kept nagging at me in the back of my head. I couldn’t quite put my finger on what it was…there was something so familiar about this story…

OH RIGHT. “Groundhog Day.”  I knew the storyline all too well…saw that movie at least 30 times, if not many many more.

Only this version wasn’t about a middle-aged disgruntled weatherman. It was about a popular teenage girl.

But the similarities didn’t stop there…something else was still not right.

The storyline wasn’t just familiar because of its super similar storyline  “Groundhog Day.” There was something else very familiar… I couldn’t quite pin-point what it was…until I was up late one night, flipping channels on my TV. And then this movie popped up–OH SNAP!

Ah yes. Our main character, Samantha Kingston, is a plastic (although, not referred to as such in “Before I Fall,” but in general, she is definitely one.) And her best friends are “plastics” as well.

Problem #1: I’m not a big fan of reading a story from the “popular” girl’s POV. For about 60% of the book, I couldn’t stand Sam. I don’t like that “popular girl” attitude. In fact, I despise it. I had to force myself to keep reading…and yet, because of the “Groundhog Day” storyline, I knew where the storyline was going…so I really had to push myself to keep reading. I was sadly close to closing my Kindle and calling this one a wash.

But I didn’t.

And  I didn’t gain anything from finishing the book either.

Problem #2: The ending was pretty much what I  expected. I wanted to read more about Sam and Kent. I was hopeful. Of course there was progression…but truthfully, it was completely unrealistic.

After 7 years of not talking to someone, you can’t suddenly show extreme interest in a person. Sam hadn’t spoken to Kent in years, and had made fun of him despite his persistence towards her. And although their relationship progressed with each “rerun” day, it was one-sided.

Days weren’t repeating for Kent. They were repeating for Sam. So in reality, this would never have happened. A real person would have questioned Sam’s intentions (specifically within those 24 hours…and over a few days, this change of heart would have been believable. Kent would have accepted Sam’s change of heart. But not in a few hours…and not after years of mockery.)

Problem #3: When I read this book, I was coming off of a Colleen Hoover high. I had just finished reading “Hopeless” and was left breathless. That book was awesome. (See my review here.) So, again, expectations were high. Sadly, those expectations were not met.

Had I never seen “Groundhog Day” or “Mean Girls,” this book would have appealed a lot more. Sam progresses, evolves, and changes her life and outlook on others. There is a very beautiful, positive message in “Before I Fall.” But, (and sadly, there is a but) the book did not appeal to me at all.

Book Synopsis (via Goodreads):

What if you only had one day to live? What would you do? Who would you kiss? And how far would you go to save your own life?

Samantha Kingston has it all: looks, popularity, the perfect boyfriend. Friday, February 12, should be just another day in her charmed life. Instead, it turns out to be her last.

The catch: Samantha still wakes up the next morning. Living the last day of her life seven times during one miraculous week, she will untangle the mystery surrounding her death—and discover the true value of everything she is in danger of losing. 

Have you read “Before I Fall” …What’s your take?

What are you reading? I’d love some fresh suggestions!

I Can’t Even! …A Colleen Hoover YA Book Review

Published July 15, 2013 by Jennifer Elizabeth

So apparently a beautiful thing happened while I’ve been trapped inside my work cave. And that beautiful thing is called Colleen Hoover.

Allow me to enlighten you: Ms. Hoover is my new-found joy and YA Book author obsession. With that said, I  also despise her.

Thanks to Book Rock Betty (one of my most favorite bloggers!!), I discovered a wonderful YA book titled, “Hopeless.” And of course, based on what Betty had to say, I  HAD to download it on my Kindle and read it.

YA Book review

Hopeless by Colleen Hoover via Goodreads

So, there’s this character in the book (besides the main character, Sky), and his name is Dean Holder. DEAN HOLDER. When it comes to describing him, there are no words…I can’t even.

He is absolutely one of THE BEST (if not the best) male characters I have ever read. He oozes perfection when it comes to the male species. He incites “the swoon” that we YA book readers crave.

When she wrote this book, Colleen Hoover achieved perfection with the words she used to ignite the fire that causes “the swoon.”

There is so much passion in this book–and I’m not referring to just physical passion. (After all, it is a YA book. There can’t be TOO much of that kind of passion.) I’m talking about the passion that is related to emotions and being committed to something or someone.

Also, Colleen Hoover has an incredible grasp of the teenage language. I say this for two reasons:

#1. I LOVE her voice…the language and dialogue is so real and so raw, and I can hear myself saying some the exact same things she had her characters say in the book, and I have actually said some of the exact same things Sky said in the book…both recently and 13 years ago…

#2. I have actually written some of the exact same things she had her characters say in “Hopeless.” (Hence why I also despise her!)

This is where my book review rant begins, so hang in there with me a moment 😉

When I started reading “Hopeless” I nearly lost my $hit.

In the book I am writing, there are settings and dialogue that are exactly the same as ones in “Hopeless.” I literally had several HOLY $HIT moments while I read the beginning of this book…and I knew exactly where it was going BECAUSE I HAD SOME OF THE EXACT SAME IDEAS without ever reading ANYTHING by Colleen Hoover.

Irritated doesn’t begin to explain how I felt. Not to mention also feeling torn to pieces because I LOVED what I was reading but HATED that if I continued where I wanted to go with my own book, many would probably think I plagiarized from Colleen Hoover! With that, I vented to my husband because I was so bothered by it.

Below is basically the gist of what my husband had to say regarding this predicament:

Book writing friends, has this ever happened to you? How did you get past it?

Did you just carry on?

So now I need to be enlightened: Book friends, do I  go and download “Loosing Hope” or is it better to leave it as is? My guess is that I’ll be downloading it, ASAP. 😉

AND if you have not read “Hopeless,” go download it now, put it on hold at the library, or go out and buy it in physical form. I guarantee YOU WILL LOVE THIS BOOK. As Dean Holder is passionate about his feelings and his beliefs, I am just as passionate in my belief that this book is amazing and YOU HAVE TO READ IT. So go read it, NOW!

#BookReview: Unravel Me by @TaherehMafi

Published April 10, 2013 by Jennifer Elizabeth

Unravel Me

“Nothing in this life will ever make sense to me but I can’t help but try to collect the change and hope it’s enough to pay for our mistakes.” –Tahereh Mafi, “Unravel Me”

I don’t even know where to begin. This book is poetry–a constant stream of consciousness. It’s what we think inside our heads, without having the opportunity to put our thoughts into words on paper. The entire book captivated me and I had a difficult time putting it down, even when I absolutely had to.

I discovered the first book, “Shatter Me,” over a year ago. I was hooked immediately. “Shatter Me” was different. Unique. It stuck out like a sore thumb, but in a wonderful way. I embraced Juliette, cheered for her, and wanted nothing more than for her to find acceptance and love.

“Unravel Me,” however, has made me speechless. Adam? Warner? Goodness there is so much revealed…this book is a constant tug of war with your emotions!

The main character, Juliette, is beyond phenomenal. Period. She is a character who is only just discovering who she is, what her abilities are, and how to live with who she is and the life she has been given/thrown into.

Unravel Me” is so clearly fictional, yet the emotions strewn across the pages are un-mistakenly real and raw. There’s hope, heartache, sadness, amazement–constant conflicting.

Juliette’s thoughts and words are like fingers. As I read, they reached into my chest and wrapped themselves around my heart…and at times around my throat. There were moments when I felt like I was gasping for air. My breath was taken away. My emotions were torn between Adam and Warner. Just like Juliette.

I cannot say enough about the written words. Tahereh Mafi has an incredible ability for writing. It is natural, embracing, addictive, honest–shattering, brilliant.

Tahereh Mafi, photo credit- Ransom Riggs via Facebook

Tahereh Mafi, photo credit Ransom Riggs via Facebook.

If you have yet to read the “Shatter Me” series, I suggest you add it your TBR pile. I promise you it will be a quick read–because you will not be able to put it down.

Side note: For those of you who know me, I have long been a proponent of a certain Tiger’s series. For quite some time I  denied myself that this series quickly lost its “pizzazz” after the first book, if not the second.

Well, I have unveiled a new-found love and addiction.  It is all words that is Tahereh Mafi.

Not only is Tahereh an unforgettable and unbelievably talented writer, she has a seriously funny sense of humor :). Every so often she creates videos and posts them–she’ll reveal news about her series and she is so entertaining! I highly suggest you follow her on Facebook and Twitter because sometimes, well, most times, what she has to say is “pee your pants worthy.” Just saying ;).

“Unravel Me” Synopsis via Goodreads:

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time for war.

Juliette has escaped to Omega Point. It is a place for people like her—people with gifts—and it is also the headquarters of the rebel resistance.

She’s finally free from The Reestablishment, free from their plan to use her as a weapon, and free to love Adam. But Juliette will never be free from her lethal touch.

Or from Warner, who wants Juliette more than she ever thought possible.

In this exhilarating sequel to Shatter Me, Juliette has to make life-changing decisions between what she wants and what she thinks is right. Decisions that might involve choosing between her heart—and Adam’s life.

My #Writing #Journey: Cleaning the Litter Box

Published February 11, 2013 by Jennifer Elizabeth

Writing a story is the equivalent to cleaning a litter box.

Do I have your attention? I bet you’re thinking: What the heck does writing have to do with cleaning a litter box? Have I awakened some nasty images in your brain? I sure hope so ;).  The imagination is the BIGGEST golden nugget to successful story writing.  If you can see it in your imagination, you can write it (in my opinion). The trick is getting it all out.

Can you see where this is leading?

Allow me to continue: Over the past few days I have sorted through snippets of  writing produced last summer, and some produced nearly three years ago. A few I would consider “golden nuggets.” Many I wish to piece together for my “story-to-be.” And the key is to gather all the golden nuggets and pray they stick together to form the final product—much like cleaning a litter box.

Now, let’s get a teeny bit graphic.

A few weeks back I experienced litter box cleaning for the first time. My family and I adopted an adorable kitten. We named her Periwinkle (after the beloved cat from the children’s show “Blues Clues”). I took on the responsibility of cleaning her litter box. At first, I was a bit grossed out. There I was, a grown woman scooping cat crap.

A basic litter box and a bag of litter

A basic litter box and a bag of litter (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

For those unfamiliar, to clean a litter box you must put the scoop into the litter, dig around a bit, and filter out the “golden nuggets”—and most of the time you will come up with a big pile of…well, you get the picture ;).  Everything should stick together nicely, and the goal is to find the big chucks and scoop them out—scoop them ALL out. And when you do—success. And of course the process continues the next day.

Well eventually I got used to the process and almost found myself excited when I’d discover the “golden nuggets” and was able to rid the box of the source of stink.

When you’re a writer, you have to sort through your ideas, constantly seeking the golden nuggets—the non-cat golden nuggets that is ;).

You have to access your imagination. Because if you can’t, why should your reader? Reading a story is all about the imagination: words are strategically placed to allow a picture to form inside the reader’s mind.

Our imaginations allow us to build on those words and create a perfect moving picture as we read. (And that is how we find ourselves suddenly lost in a story: perfection. :))

To conclude: as writers we have to constantly access the imagination and seek those golden nuggets. Some we have to filter out. Others we can put aside for later. And when we’re lucky, many will stick together and form the perfect story.

Right now I am filtering though my pile of nuggets and working towards my perfect story. Ultimately, my goal is the fuse the golden nuggets together and encourage the formation of a perfect moving picture within my readers imaginations.

What do you compare your writing process to?

…as always, thank you for your thoughts 😉

#Bookreview Tiger’s Destiny: Wha?

Published February 5, 2013 by Jennifer Elizabeth

Tiger's Destiny by Colleen HouckI started reading Colleen Houck’s “Tiger’s Destiny” in October of last year. I finally finished it a few weeks ago. Two family members of mine also read the book and finished before me.

Both said the exact same thing when they ended the book. I won’t go into detail, because I am NOT one to give away endings ;).

However, the main question floating around is: Where can the story go from here?

Have you read this series? If so, what were you left thinking?

My eyeballs started to drag a bit throughout the vampire scenes…it honestly took A LOT for me to keep reading. I was left feeling OK at the end of the book…wasn’t super excited, wasn’t terribly disappointed. In general, I just “wasn’t” anything.

I recently read on Author Colleen Houck’s Website that she is embarking on a new book, and is still currently writing “Tiger’s Dreams”. Perhaps she has lost some steam for the story and is ready to move on. I for one, am ready to move on.

The series started out great–I was hopeful, excited, eager for more. Then, I became bored and found myself saying,

“Well, no surprise there.”

I want to love it and keep loving it. I’m just not here anymore :(. I love the characters…but feel there could have been more…there SHOULD have been more…specifically more depth.

We are in the 4th book. Has Kelsey grown as a character? Yes. I think she did…but in my opinion, she should have grown A LOT more. There were times I wanted to slap her for her arrogance and whiny mouth.

Did she really deserve either Ren or Kishan? Maybe…maybe not.

Thoughts?

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