🧟‍♀️🧟‍♂️FraterfestRAT: Day 10!!

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Happy Saturday, everyone!

Today is the last day of Caffeinated’s Fraterfest Read-A-Thon! I can’t believe it is over after this. But it has been a great read-a-thon and I am so thankful that Elza @ElzaReads let me know about it! I also want to thank Kimberley @CaffeinatedReviewer for hosting this read-a-thon! 🙂 It has been fun.

Today’s post is about my favorite book from this read-a-thon! I have to say, I really enjoyed the first book I read, Wicked Saints by Emily Duncan. I felt that it was different than what I have read in the past and it had a plot twist that I didn’t see coming–and I usually see them coming.

Here is the synopsis for Wicked Saints:

A girl who can speak to gods must save her people without destroying herself.
A prince in danger must decide who to trust.
A boy with a monstrous secret waits in the wings. 
Together, they must assassinate the king and stop the war.
In a centuries-long war where beauty and brutality meet, their three paths entwine in a shadowy world of spilled blood and mysterious saints, where a forbidden romance threatens to tip the scales between dark and light. Wicked Saints is the thrilling start to Emily A. Duncan’s devastatingly Gothic Something Dark and Holy trilogy.

What are you currently reading? What books has been your favorite read this month? Let me know in the comments below!

Hope you guys have a great rest of your weekend!

-Maya🌹

🧟‍♀️🧟‍♂️FraterfestRAT: Day 9

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TGIF!
Happy Friday, everyone. We are so close to the weekend! Do you have any plans for the weekend? I will be volunteering at a non-profit organization for pediatric cancer on Saturday😌.

Today’s post is about a favorite fall🍂🍁 place to read! Since I recently moved to a new apartment, away from my university, there are fewer reading spots in nature–or just fewer in general. Luckily, my backyard is a mini forested area with a small clearing and a creek that runs through the trees🌲🌿🌳. It is especially beautiful this time of year because the leaves on the trees are brilliant colors of yellow, orange and red. I love watching the colorful leaves fall from the trees when the wind blows. It is so peaceful!

It is hard to get a great picture of the entire area but the creek is just behind those trees in the back.

What is your favorite fall reading spot? Let me know in the comments below!

-Maya🌹

🧟‍♀️🧟‍♂️FraterfestRAT: Day 8

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Hey friends!
Can you believe it is already Thursday? And that means tomorrow is Friday… Yay! 🎉🥳

Today’s FraterfestRAT post is about halloween socks… or it would have been if I had a pair. I used to have some, but I haven’t been able to find them. I looked at Target to buy some, but they didn’t have any. 😦 Boo. However, I have been wearing my festive Halloween pumpkin🎃 sweatshirt from SHEIN!

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📚Reading update: I just finished The Near Witch by V.E. Schwab. I loved it! Now I am onto my last book that I have planned for this read-a-thon, which is Truly, Devious by Maureen Johnson.


What are you currently reading? Have you read Truly, Devious or The Near Witch? If so, how did you like it! Let me know in the comments below!

-Maya🌹

🧟‍♀️🧟‍♂️FraterfestRAT: Day 7

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Happy Wednesday, everyone!😌

How are you today? We are halfway through the week.🎉 I hope you all have been having a good week so far!

Today’s FraterfestRAT post is about a spooky snack and a book.

👻Spooky snack👻:

I love these pillsbury specialty spooky cookies!

📖Book📖: I am currently reading The Near Witch by V.E. Schwab. This is my first time reading novel by her and I am liking it so far. She has so many books out and they all sound so good!

What are your favorite spooky snacks? What are you currently reading? Let me know in the comments below!

-Maya🌹


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🧟‍♀️🧟‍♂️ FraterfestRAT: Day 6

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Hello again, friends!👋🏼

Today’s fraterfestRAT post is about my current read! I actually just finished Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco.

I quite enjoyed the novel! I found it similar to The Madman’s Daughter by Megan Shepherd in some ways, but that is not to say that Stalking Jack the Ripper wasn’t unique! What I am getting at is that, if you liked TMD then I think you will like STJTR and vice versa.

I am down to two books left on my FraterfesRAT “TBR” if you will. If I finish those two books before the 25th, I will definitely add another book or two to the list. There is no shortage of books to be read. 🙂

I plan on reading The Near Witch by V.E. Schwab. I am quite excited to start this book. I have not yet read a novel by V.E. Schwab, but there are so many of her books popping up and they allllll sound so interesting! I have high hopes!

Have you read any of V.E. Schwab’s novels? Did you read Stalking Jack the Ripper? Let me know in the comments below!

-Maya🌹

🧟‍♀️🧟‍♂️ FraterfestRAT: Day 5

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Hello bookworms!

Another Monday! The weekends sure do fly by, don’t they? How was your weekend? Did you fill in any free time with a spooky read?

Today’s topic is showing any carved pumpkins🎃… but I have to say, this year I painted pumpkins with some good friends. But… mine wasn’t spooky. 😬 I am not that talented (at all) with a paintbrush, so I painted something fairly straightforward. This pumpkin also matches the theme of my apartment–beach theme, ocean vibes… So it worked out in the end.

The light blue pumpkin with the white and gold leaves is what I painted. The two little pumpkins up front are from Hobby Lobby.
Here is the line up of all my friends’ pumpkins!

FraterfestRAT Update: I finished The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert. I am now reading Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco.


Have you read any of the books I have read so far? (Wicked Saints, The Hazel Wood, or Stalking Jack the Ripper?) If, so what did you think of them? If not, are they on your TBR? Let me know in the comments below!

-Maya🌹

🧟‍♀️🧟‍♂️FraterfestRAT: Day 4

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Happy day four of the FraterfestRAT! Where I live, it is pretty dark, cloudy and rainy. today.. A great day to stay inside, eat some yummy snacks and read a good, spooky book. 😌

Today’s post is about a favorite spooky/fall movie. I have to say, this took me a minute to figure out! I have quite a few favorites, but I suppose I can settle on one.

Twitches!☀️🌙

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I am not sure if any of you guys have heard of this Disney movie before, but I love the Twitches movies (there are 2). I think part of this stems from the fact that the main characters are twins, but they didn’t pull the “evil” twin card. This movie is actually really relatable with how the Camryn and Alex are similar, but different–in the twin-ish style of complementing each other’s personalities.

I know, I know… I said I would only pick ONE favorite, but I can’t NOT mention…

🎃It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown!🎃

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My mom and sister watch this movie, A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving, and A Charlie Brown Christmas every year. 🙂

What are your favorite spooky or fall movies? Do you have any Halloween or fall traditions? Let me know in the comments below. I love reading/responding to your comments. 🙂

-Maya🌹

🧟‍♀️🧟‍♂️Fraterfest RAT: Day 3

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Hello lovelies!

It is day 3 of the FraterfestRAT and today I am sharing with you some snacks that I eat when I read. I apologize for posting quite late in the day; today was a very busy day for me!

Bruschetta + Pesto Dip with Pita Chips

One of my favorite snacks is a bruschetta and basil pesto dip that I make. Well, I really just buy the bruschetta from Trader Joe’s and the Classico pesto dip… and mix the two together. And add some goat cheese crumbles. If you want the recipe, comment down below and I will give you the measurements (I usually eyeball it so I would have to go back and measure it for you which is no biggie).

Chocolate Chip Cookies

I love a good chocolate chip cookie, especially those straight from the oven. I don’t usually make these from scratch; I just buy the pillsbury ones that you pop into the oven! Fast, easy, and yummy. 😋

Triscuits with Chive and Onion Cream Cheese

I love this combination! If you don’t like chive and onion cream cheese, you could always try it with regular, plain cream cheese, too!


Reading update: I am currently reading book #2, The Hazel Wood!

Check in with you guys tomorrow for another FraterfestRAT post! 🙂

-Maya🌹

🧟‍♂️🧟‍♀️FraterfestRAT: Day 2

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Happy Day 2 of Fraterfest, hosted by Kimberly @CaffeinatedReviewer! Today’s post is about a favorite spooky👻 read.

The first “spooky” read that popped into my mind is The Beast of Noor by Janet Lee Carey. It involves a big, bad wolf that eats the villagers, leaving only their bones behind. I think that qualifies as spooky…

Such a spooky cover!! Amiright??

Here is the synopsis from the back of the book:

~Do not wander in the deeps where the Shriker’s shadow creeps.
When he rises from beneath, beware the sharpness of his teeth. ~

For over 300 years, a monster known as the Shriker has roamed Shalem Wood, terrorizing the villagers who live on its edges and slaughtering those unfortunate enough to wander on to his path. The people of Noor have lived in fear for so long that most of them have forgotten that once upon a time the Shriker was just a loyal dog, until the day when he was cruelly betrayed by his master and cursed to live a bloodthirsty life, always seeking revenge for the fate his owner dealt him. But Miles and Hanna Ferrell have not forgotten where the Shriker came from–how could they? It was their ancestor who betrayed the dog…


Progress update on my first read that I have planned for FraterfestRAT: I am currently more than 3/4 of the way through Wicked Saints by Emily A. Duncan. I think I will be finished by tonight. 🙂 I am absolutely loving this book! Can’t wait to see how it ends!!

Update #2: I finished Wicked Saints! Time to figure out what to read next! I will update you guys soon.


What is your favorite spooky👻 read? Let me know in the comments below!

-Maya🌹

Fraterfest Read-A-Thon 2020

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Hey everyone!

Happy Thursday. Just this morning, I heard about the Fraterfest Read-a-Thon, hosted by Kimberly @CaffeinatedReviewer. Thanks to Elza @ElzaReads, I heard about this read-a-thon and I decided to enter. I have never done anything like this before so I am pretty excited! 😀

Today is day 1 of FraterfestRAT and participants are sharing their reading list. Here is my list:

I think I am going to start with Wicked Saints first! 🙂

Have any of you guys read/heard of these novels? Let me know in the comments below!

-Maya🌹