Mini-Reviews Monday #5

Mini-Reviews Monday is a monthly series in which I attempt to get caught up on reviews in bulk. These reviews are a highlight reel instead of an in-depth look into my time reading these novels. If you would like an in-depth version of my review, let me know in the comments!

#Awestruck (#Lovestruck #3)#Awestruck by Sariah Wilson

Genres: New Adult, Sports Romance
Publisher: Montlake Romance
Publication Date: Jane 8th 2019
Source: Kindle Unlimited
Format: ebook
Rating: DNF

This was a buddy read with Soph and I honestly have no words to describe how much it pained me to get to 36% before I couldn’t take it anymore. None of the characters felt real or authentic; their actions are super fake and doesn’t fit the plot or background stories of their characters. We also get another fake relationship that is hella fake (like my nonexistent love life feels more real than whatever this was trying to be). Honestly I just wanted to shoot myself in the foot the entire time. I did take a peak at the ending to see if it was worth continuing to pull my teeth out but the ending is just hella messy and doesn’t even sound realistic under the circumstances. Not a fan was I. Continue reading “Mini-Reviews Monday #5”


January Book Haul

I have no excuse.

It’s literally not even Christmas or my birthday so I don’t even know why I have accumulated THIS many books in the month of January. I guess you could say I went a tiny bit overboard…

proof of me having no self-control

I know. I’m shook too.

Before I get into the bounty of which my kindle and shelves cry out to in joy, let me preface this with I am a super frugal and hella cheap person. Most–if not all– of these purchases were deals from, amazon, audible, etc. which amounted to many of them being free, as well as through my carefully thought out monthly book budget as I have placed reading and supporting authors and the arts a priority when planning my personal finances. With that being said, take a look at my walk of shamelessness. Continue reading “January Book Haul”

Genre In Depth

Genre in Depth: Urban Fantasy

Genre in Depth is a new series on Fictionally Sam where we delve into different genre and see how they began, their characteristics, and books within that genre, etc. New genre every first and last Wednesday of the month!

I cannot believe we have almost completed a full month of 2019. I am astounded and excited to see what this year has in store for us story tellers, especially when it comes to learning about new bookish things!

In this installment of Genre in-depth, we get to take a look at one of my dearest genres around: Urban Fantasy. Continue reading “Genre in Depth: Urban Fantasy”


Anticipated Releases: February 2019

Honestly where has the time gone? How are we already almost done with the first month of 2019?! I feel like it was just yesterday I was still in the hell hole that was 2018 waiting for the ball to drop.

But as usual, February for me is the mark of the beginning of book season–where releases of my most anticipated books start rolling out in droves and my wallet cries out for a buying ban (to this day none have worked so far–let me know if you have an effect method of sticking to a book buying ban!). So it isn’t hard to see why I have a bunch of great releases on my radar for the coming month! Continue reading “Anticipated Releases: February 2019”