Who am I?
My name is Olivia. I'm a 22-year-old book blogger and college student from Kentucky. My plans are to go into publishing, my focus being editorial design. I have one sister, two dogs, and (what seems to be) a never ending amount of books. I established my blog, The Reading Enchantress, in December of 2011.
Why did I start my blog?
I started The Reading Enchantress mainly because I love to read and I love to tell people about what I have read. Therefore, a book blog made perfect sense.
What do I read?
For this blog, I read both Young Adult & New Adult Fiction. However, one genre I love is Historical Fiction (usually adult). Historical Fiction topics: English, French and Italian history, i.e. The Tudors, The Plantagenets, Marie Antoinette and The Borgias. I also own way too many non-fiction history books on those topics that I can spend hours immersed in. Until 2011 (with the exception of Twilight), I had not read YA since I was 12. It has always been Adult Fiction for me. So, I have eight years of YA to catch up on!
What is my all-time-favorite Young Adult book?
There are two of them, The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer and The Evolution of Mara Dyer.
Both books are by Michelle Hodkin, and they are lovely.
They look like this:
What is my favorite New Adult book?
Easy by Tammara Webber. It is lovely, too:
What about my reviews?
Please note, I only review Young Adult & New Adult books on The Reading Enchantress.
I review honestly and openly. My reviews are my thoughts about the characters and story, and my overall take on the book. I write reviews the way I like to read reviews. I like to keep them short (under one page on Word), with no spoilers (with sequels/series, I assume you've read the first/previous books so they will pick up where the last one left off in terms of plot), and my end goal is to know:
Will I like the plot?
Will I like the characters?
Is this book worth my time?
When it comes to books that I have not read, I am guilty of scrolling through long reviews to the end just to know the answer to those questions. I want to know the basics of what that person thought and that is what I try to do. Note: I do not summarize the story in my reviews. That is why I provide the Goodreads, BN or Amazon summaries (in the gray box). ;)
What is my rating system?
I don't use one.
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