My 2022 Bullet Journal Setup // bullet journalling.

Hello friends! Today I’m sharing my 2022 bullet journal set up! I think this is my 6th year bullet journaling, which is pretty crazy to think about. Setting up my new bullet journal is my favorite part of each year, and I’m excited to be sharing my set up with you this year!

Previous bullet journal blog posts!

All bullet journal blog posts: here


To start off, the supplies that I used this year basically the same as the ones that I’ve used previously. I’m once again using the Michaels Dot Grid Notebook, this year in tope, which I’m very excited about. I love the quality of these notebooks, especially at their price point. As usual, I’m also using the Pentel Energel 0.7 black pen, Zebra Mildliners, and the Neutral Portrait 10-Pack of Tombow Dual Brush Pens. I know there’s a Sharpie gel pen in these photos, but honestly I’m not a fan of them lol and would not recommend.

I used the first few pages for my bullet journal for the index, although the notebook came with a few pages of “index” that I didn’t like the style of.

Next up, I have a grid spacing chart (which I *finally* remembered to put on the left side instead of the right . . . on my seventh bullet journal), as well as my 2022 goals/resolutions. I really like dividing my goals into 5 categories, and using these boxes to denote that has worked really well for me (as in, it works better for me to visualize them, not necessarily achieve them . . . lol).

Instead of a future log, this year I’m doing a memories spread instead, which looks basically the same as the typical futurelog, but instead of using it to prepare for upcoming events, I’ll use it to write down memories from over the course of the month. This is a new spread for me, and I’m excited to see it working! I think it will be much more beneficial to me than a future log, which I don’t ever really use.

Next up, I have some social media and photo trackers. I’ve been taking a photo a day for multiple years in a row, and this tracker is always how I keep track of them! I also have some trackers for Instagram followers and YouTube subscribers (shameless plug: Instagram and YouTube!). On the right side of the spread, I have space to write in the blogposts I write and videos I make, so that I have a way to keep track of what I do over the course of the year.

Next up are my reading trackers. I always forget to fill in these bookshelves spread, so this year I only have one, to track my TBR (books that I want to read this year), as opposed to previous years, where I spent a long time making these bookshelves only to not use them. I also have few pages to write the titles of books that I read over the course of the year.

The spreads after that are for more overall life maintenance. First, I have a financial tracker, just because this is the year I’ll hopefully get a job and start having more money moving in and out. I’m not 100% sure if I’ll use this spread yet, but I’ll have it here so that I can use it if I need to.

Next is my letter/pen pal trackers: on the left side I have an “address book”, where I write in the addresses of my pen pals/people I send mail to the most, and on the right side, I have a tracker of when I have letters to respond to, as well as anything else that I need to remember for my pen pals.

I also have a spread for room renovations: I’ve been slowly redoing my bedroom at home, and this spread will be for all the little tasks that I need to do before my room is fully complete. I have the page split into three categories: decorations, things to buy, and tasks. Having all of the stuff I need to do in once place will really help me keep on top of what needs to be done!

Lastly, I have my first few January spreads. I like my monthly spreads to be functional, while still being cute, so this is the layout I have. There is a section for goals, important dates, habits, and books to read. On the back two pages, I am tracking my sleep and focus tasks, and for the first time, I also have a brain dump page, where I can just put notes and random tasks that I need to achieve over the course of the month.

The weekly spread is where I get the most mileage out of my bullet journal, so I usually keep it pretty basic. It’s basically just a to do list for each day, and what I want to get done over the course of the week. It’s easy but works well for me!

All in all, I’m really pleased with how it turned out and I’m excited to use it this year!


Are you bullet journaling in 2022? What areas are you tracking? Which spread do you use the month: yearly, monthly, weekly, or daily? Leave a comment and let me know!

Introducing: The 40 Day Reset Project || getting ready to start off 2022

I am fully aware that I haven’t posted anything on this page in MONTHS but here I am. If you’re anything like me, your 2021 has gone . . . well, it has gone. To be honest I haven’t recovered from 2020 OR 2021 yet, but 2022 is peeking over the horizon, daring me to make plans and prepare for graduation and apply for a job, and all sorts of stuff that I’m not ready to tackle yet. My 2021 goals have fallen by the wayside, to the point where it feels like I haven’t done anything productive with my year.

Which is where this challenge comes in. Before the start of the next year, I just want to get my things in order, and you’re invited to join!

The 40 Day Reset Project

The challenge starts next Monday, November 22, 2021, and will run until the end of the year. It’s split into three phases, one starting the first day (November 22), one starting the 15th day (December 6), and one starting a month in (December 22). All three last until the end of the year.

Altogether, you will be able to finish the year out strong, be prepared for the new year, and set goals for 2022! I really hope that it works, and I’m excited to push through to the end of the year!

Phase 1: Finishing Strong (Day 1-40)

  1. Look back at New Year’s Resolutions, if you set any
  2. Pick/set goals that will be feasible to achieve by the end of the year: nothing too ambitious!
  3. Figure out a plan to get them done! Make a calendar, a notion page, a trello board: whatever will allow you to get a good look at what you want to do

Phase 2: Preparing Early (Day 15-40)

  1. Set your New Year’s Resolutions! The earlier you start thinking about them, the more you can think about your goals ahead of time, the more you can think about the feasibility of the goals and mentally prepare!
  2. Start thinking about what habits you might want to build in the new year and in particular, think about if there are any preliminary steps you can take to get started on them now
    • I’m a huge fan of getting a head start on your habits before the time you plan to start: this gets you in the mindset of doing the habit. Unlike New Year’s Resolutions, if you miss a day, you can just start up again the next day without feeling like you’ve failed. || I’ve already spoken about this concept in my blog post How To Achieve All of Your 2020 New Years Resolutions, if you want to read more about my philosophy behind it
    • If you’re looking to improve on habits, I would highly recommend getting started with them before January 1st, so that you can incorporate it into your routine with lower stakes
    • Having a trial run would also be good to test out the feasibility of your goals and whether there are any modifications you need to make for the goals
  3. Learn any skills/attain any materials you might need for next year’s goals: if you want to learn how to paint, maybe you could ask for painting supplies for Christmas!

Phase 3: Starting Anew (Day 30-40)

  1. Set up any method you need to track your new goals for the next year: notion, a bullet journal, just a notebook, any and all of the above!
  2. Preplan for success: journal about your intents for 2022, make a vision board, think about what your life will look like when you succeed in your goals. Having a clear idea of what your life will be like, and holding that vision in your head, will give you motivation to work on your goals!
  3. I didn’t mean to announce it this early, but I’ll be hosting a read-along in January of Atomic Habits by James Clear. Buy a copy of it if you’re interested in joining: I’ve heard such good things about this book and I’m so excited to read it!

I’ve created a little worksheet to help you set up your goals, which you can print/download to use! It provides a visual overview of the challenge, without being too complicated, which I like a lot!

I’m super excited for this challenge, and I hope you are too! Feel free to talk about your progress and your goals on social media: tag me @hanneasinhannah and use the hashtag #40DayResetProject: I would love to see! Remember, it’s not about perfection, it’s about progress! Any progress is good progress, and that’s what we’re striving for.

Are you joining me on this challenge? What are some things you want to achieve before the end of the year? Leave me a comment and let me know!

Book Review: Dead Fall by Nancy Mehl (The Quantico Files #2)

About the Book-

He has a deadly endgame in mind–and he’s already chosen each victim . . . including her.

After putting to rest the most personal case of her career, Alex Donovan is ready to move on and focus on her future at the FBI’s elite Behavioral Analysis Unit. When the BAU cofounder is discovered dead in his hotel room, the FBI is called in to work on the strangest case they’ve ever faced. How do you find a killer who murders his victims from a distance?

When it becomes clear that the killer is targeting agents in Alex’s unit, they are ordered into lockdown, sheltered in the dorms at Quantico. Alex bunks with controversial agent Kaely Quinn, and as they work together, Alex discovers in Kaely the role model she’s never had–despite being warned away.

As Alex questions the type of agent she wants to become, things get personal when the brilliant killer strikes close to home. Now Alex will do anything to find the killer–even at the risk of her own life.

My Review-

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Nancy Mehl writes my favorite Christian suspense novels that I’ve come across: they are fast paced and suspenseful, with just enough suspension of disbelief to be interesting without being absolutely improbable, like some other Christian suspense I read. Dead Fall wasn’t my favorite Nancy Mehl book, but overall it was really fun and very suspenseful.

Alex Donovan is the main profiler in this book, but Kaley Quinn from Mehl’s other series (Kaley Quinn Profiler) is also prominently featured in this book, which was really fun. I really enjoyed Kaley Quinn’s series so it was nice to read more about her. The relationship between Alex and Kaley was also really fun to read about, and there was some interesting discussion that was generated from the them working together that I enjoyed.

The mystery/suspense aspect of this book was more disbelievable than some of her previous books, and it took me a while to get into this book (whereas for some of her other books I’ve read, there is nothing but action from the first page). The conversation seemed a little more stilted than usual and the story seemed to flow a little less smoothly. Not to say there wasn’t action early on, which there was, but it took me a bit to get into the story. The suspension of disbelief was greater than the other Mehl books, and so it wasn’t quite what I was used to also.

This book was SUPER suspenseful when it picked up though, and I could not put it down: it was such a thrilling experience! Once I got into the story, it was nothing but action. The villain was incredibly masterful, and the suspense built very well until the conclusion.

Overall, this wasn’t my favorite book written by Nancy Mehl, but I did really enjoy reading it! The twists and turns of this story made it really fun to read about, and I also really enjoyed the interactions between Alex and Kaley and the discussion of the field of behavioral analysts and why they were in the field.

If you’re looking for a good Christian suspense author, Nancy Mehl is a good one to pick up.

My Rating-

3/5

I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the author. All views expressed are only my honest opinion; I was not required to write a positive review.

Book Review: Labyrinth of Lies by Irene Hannon (Triple Threat #2)

Labyrinth of Lies

About the Book-

When the daughter of a high-profile businessman disappears from an exclusive girls’ boarding school, police detective Cate Reilly is tapped for an undercover assignment. It doesn’t take her long to realize that beneath the veneer of polish and wealth, things are not as they seem at Ivy Hill Academy. But the biggest surprise of all? The only man she ever loved is also working at the school.

Zeke Sloan has never forgotten Cate, but now isn’t the best time for their paths to cross again. When their two seemingly disparate agendas begin to intertwine–and startling connections emerge among the players–the danger escalates significantly. But who is the mastermind behind the elaborate ruse? And how far will they go to protect their house of cards?

Queen of romantic suspense Irene Hannon invites you to scale the heights of human folly and plumb the depths of the human heart in this second gripping book in the Triple Threat series.

My Review-

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This is the third book I’ve read by Irene Hannon, and to be honest, I don’t really know about her books, or maybe just this series. While the suspense is well done and gripping, the rest of the book wasn’t good enough for me to fully enjoy it, and overall the story line is weak and the characters lack depth.

Like other Hannon books I’ve read, this book was extremely focused on appearance and looks: from the first time the characters meet, there is a lot of thinking about how attractive the other person is, a lot of “she fills out those jeans well” “he left the top button of his shirt unbuttoned” energy, and overall just a LOT of attention focused on the physical aspects of the two main love interests. Both of them are stereotypical attractive people doing well for themselves, but ~somehow~ single. They had had a relationship in the past (which is heavily alluded to, including when they [spoiler, highlight to read] lost their virginities to each other, which isn’t explicitly said but heavily implied, but only for Cate?? like Zeke also participated but it was phrased as “something she gave to him” as if they didn’t mutually agree which was bizarre but anyways). As I’ve made clear from my other Christian fiction reviews, it’s a particular pet peeve of mine when two characters are drawn to each other because of their physical attributes: it’s extremely shallow, and does not bode well for their relationship, and this was extremely prevalent in this book.

Another thing I didn’t really understand/like about this book/romance was the reason for Cate and Zeke’s original breakup? They had great chemistry and seemed to have not broken up over a *huge* fight, and it just seemed like overall they broke up 8 years ago over a miscommunication, then their romance reignited immediately once they saw each other again. It was also bizarre to me how [slight spoiler, highlight to read] Cate didn’t have ANY idea Zeke was about to propose 8 years ago?? like did they not,,,talk about getting married AT ALL orrrrrr and also with that WHY did they have sex with each other if they didn’t intend on getting married. Like you don’t just *accidentally* have sex, it’s something that you can control????? All in all, the relationship just didn’t seem healthy in this book.

The other thing I really wasn’t a huge fan of in this book was the extraordinary profiling that was being done. The “crime” in this case focused on drug dealing and “the cartel,” which was fine in and of itself, but there was significant talk about illegal immigrants and the Spanish-speaking character was part of the drug business. It wasn’t outright racist, but there were definitely some . . . *implications* about people from Mexico specifically (regardless of their immigration status), which really does not sit well with me.

There was also a black character in the book, who turned out to be fairly major to the plot. However, the way she was pulled into the storyline was because Cate wanted a “diverse roommate to broaden her exposure to other demographics and enhance her ethnic sensitivity,” which, 🤢. Granted, it was said semi-ironically, but STILL.

Also related to the drug thing, this book treated alcohol as something bad, but not something absolutely horrible: like the protagonists didn’t drink, but the antagonists would drink beer. It definitely had negative connotations, but wasn’t actively villainized. However, they treated marijuana at the same level as heroin and meth, which was so bizarre to me: if anything, marijuana is closer to alcohol than hard drugs, but they were acting like it was something so absolutely awful. The only real distinction was that the white people were interacting with the marijuana and the Hispanic people were interacting with the heroin, which has,,,Implications to be sure.

Lastly, the antagonist in this book was so built up, and the plot reached such a peak, but the motivation of the antagonist was really unknown? It was surprising and memorable to be sure, but the internal motivation of the antagonist was simply “[they] were not okay in the head. How does someone get to this point” without any more justification on their actions, which was really poorly executed, in my opinion. Some of the story was told from their point of view, but it was very much action based and didn’t justify the reason they were done, which did not justify the way the antagonist was thinking.

Overall, I did really like the buildup of the story: the suspense was really well done and the romance wasn’t all too unbelievable. However, with the other content and other stuff factored in, I would not recommend this book.

My Rating-

4/5 for the storyline, 2/5 for the content: 3/5 altogether

I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the author. All views expressed are only my honest opinion; I was not required to write a positive review.

Book Review: Hostile Intent by Lynette Eason (Danger Never Sleeps, #4)

About the Book-

Ava Jackson entered the military shortly after high school, but her mother’s illness has forced her to request an early discharge. She already lost her father while deployed, and there’s no way she’s going to let her mother die alone. But after a visit to the nursing facility where her mother lives, Ava is attacked walking back to her car. Fortunately, FBI Special Agent Caden Denning arrives in time to help fight off her attacker.

Caden reveals to Ava that she may hold the key to the murders of three families, and he needs her help before anyone else is harmed. The hits show a pattern, and clearly the killer has an agenda. But if Caden and Ava can’t discover what it is, Ava may be next on the hit list.

Bestselling author Lynette Eason concludes her latest suspense-filled series with a bang as secrets are revealed and the guilty are brought to justice.

My Review-

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This story blew me away! This has been my favorite book in the series so far: while it was still wasn’t a book that I would consider ~literature~, it was definitely one that I might actually reread in the future and recommend to other people.

If nothing else, this book was so fast paced and exciting! Once I started, I could not put it down until I had finished the book. Some things that I think really contributed to my enjoyment of the book were: a POV from the antagonist–I always think that books are so much creepier and more exciting when there is a POV from the antagonist!–, the fact that it wasn’t a military based story–previous books in this series were focused on the military, and while Ava was in the navy, it was a very minor point in this book–, and that there was so much history based action/backstory. With that being said, there was quite a bit of brutally described murder, so if you’re particularly sensitive to things like that, this would not be the book for you.

The chemistry between the protagonist and the love interest was good, better than in many books that I’ve read. While childhood friend romances are sometimes hit or miss for me, this one felt really natural and sweet, and I really liked Caden and Ava’s dynamic. They were both realistic characters with depth to their personality, and I liked seeing the various aspects of their life as they also worked to solve this case, such as Ava’s relationship with her parents and sibling (the special connection she had with her father was so special and I loved reading it!).

I’m not 100% sure how I feel about the Russian KGB being tied into this: I don’t really know enough about it to be well informed about the history and the likelihood of what occurred, but from what I knew, it was interesting I guess? It very much assumed a particular political stance blanketly, which I don’t fully agree with or understand, but like I said, I don’t really know enough to criticize it one way or another. While the background of the antagonist is very Russian KGB driven, the story overall doesn’t involve Russia a ton, which makes it much better than I would have otherwise rated it.

Like any Christian suspense book, there is a certain suspension of disbelief required to really enjoy this story: for instance, one of the office manager type people, Daria, seems to be able to procure and transmit information instantaneously, getting search warrants and BOLOs and cell phone tracking at an instant, which is . . . definitely not how it works. A lot of Ava’s ~knowledge~ really just isn’t feasible for any one person to be able to do, but chalking it up to her ~military background~ works for kind of disregarding the whole thing. Overlooking small things and not nitpicking unlikely scenarios like that really make the book a lot more enjoyable.

Overall, this is my favorite book out of the series (though I haven’t read the first one). It is very, very gory with descriptions of point-blank murder, so if you don’t like reading graphic violence like that, I would definitely not recommend it to you. However, if you enjoy fast paced suspense that isn’t laden with technological terms, characters, and legalism, this is the book for you.

My Rating-

4/5

I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the author. All views expressed are only my honest opinion; I was not required to write a positive review.

Book Review: To Write a Wrong by Jen Turano (The Bleeker Street Inquiry Agency #2)

About the Book-

Miss Daphne Beekman is a mystery writer by day, inquiry agent by night. Known for her ability to puzzle out plots, she prefers working behind the scenes for the Bleecker Street Inquiry Agency, staying well away from danger. However, Daphne soon finds herself in the thick of an attempted murder case she’s determined to solve.

Mr. Herman Henderson is also a mystery writer, but unlike the dashing heroes he pens, he lives a quiet life, determined to avoid the fate of his adventurous parents, who perished on an expedition when he was a child. But when he experiences numerous attempts on his life, he seeks out the services of the eccentric Bleecker Street Inquiry Agency to uncover the culprit. All too soon, Herman finds himself stepping out of the safe haven of his world and into an adventure he never imagined.

As the list of suspects grows and sinister plots are directed Daphne’s way as well, Herman and Daphne must determine who they can trust and if they can risk the greatest adventure of all: love.

My Review-

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tw // attempted assault, pedophilia, anxiety attacks, PTSD

I was really looking forwards to this book! Since reading To Steal a Heart, book 1 in this series, I had been looking forwards to seeing Daphne’s perspective & love story on the page. She was such an interesting character and I was really looking forwards to seeing her point of view!

Unfortunately, those expectations fell a little flat. While Daphne was a really interesting character, she wasn’t as well rounded as I had expected, from the glimpses that was seen of her from the first book. Her romance with Herman was really lacking in chemistry (similar to the relationship in the first book). I didn’t get as much as a look into her head as I would have liked, and Herman was honestly a really flat character.

There wasn’t really an established backstory about Herman, nor was there any motivation behind any of the characters, both protagonist and antagonist. Herman in particular was the most nondescript man I have read in a while. His only character trait seemed to be that he was a big man. While he was a writer, he didn’t seem to have any inclinations towards writing: he never mentioned writing, he never had to spend time writing, or thinking about stories, or anything of the sort. While the story was partially told from his perspective, he didn’t contribute any interesting thoughts at all.

The story was interesting, though it was REALLY slow and felt pretty pointless. The premise was really interesting: a group of famous novel writers at a big house in the city, with someone who was trying to kill the host. However, the story was executed really poorly. The story revolved very little around the writers and the stories and the publishing content but way more about what their daily life was, but with very sparse details. It was really boring and I had to push to get through the middle third/40% of the book.

There was way less talk about the Bleeker Street Inquiry Agency than I would have liked as well: in the previous book I really enjoyed seeing the dynamics of the agency and having it come together. In addition, the dialogue was really stilted and unrealistic, and while Jen Turano’s books always require a certain level of suspension of disbelief, the dialogue in this book was unrealistic to an awkward degree.

The only part of this book that really held my attention was the discussion of the heavier topics: both Daphne and Herman’s grandmother suffer from anxiety, the grandmother to a greater degree. Daphne was sexually harassed when she was younger, and the man returns further on the book to harass her some more. In addition, (spoilers ahead in white, highlight to read, aforementioned trigger warnings)

One of the antagonists corners Daphne in the hallway and says that she has been enticing him by “flipping her hair” and “curling her hair around her finger” starting from when she was 12 or 13, and attempts to assaults her. Nothing too graphic, but he does grab her and corner her in a room. It later then comes out that he also tried to sexually assault her when she was 13 (he didn’t do it, and only ended up kissing her non consensually), causing Daphne to have lasting PTSD.

While nothing really was described very closely, it did span several pages and occupy a pretty good chunk of conversation, so if you’re sensitive to topics like that, this might not be a good book for you. With that said, these topics were handled well, and with a pretty feminist bent, and I liked how they were discussed.

Overall, I was disappointed by this book: from what was teased of it from the previous book I was expecting this book to be much more interesting than it was, but it ended up being a lot of mundane discussion instead of drama. Most of the main characters were not very well developed and the dialogue and plot were not well-thought-through. There were some pretty heavy topics discussed, and I liked how they were done, but otherwise I unfortunately didn’t really enjoy this book very much.

My Rating-

2/5

I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the author. All views expressed are only my honest opinion; I was not required to write a positive review.

Blog Tour: Shadow by Kara Swanson (Heirs of Neverland #2) || Book Spotlight, Review, and Giveaway || Celebrate Lit Blog Tour

About the Book-

Book: Shadow
Author: Kara Swanson
Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult
Release date: July 13, 2021

Peter Pan has crash-landed back on Neverland. But this is not the island he remembers. Desperate to rescue Claire and the fractured Lost Boys, Peter must unravel what truly tore his dreamland apart. But with each step, he is haunted by more of his own broken memories. Not even Pan himself is what he seems. Claire Kenton is chained to a pirate ship, watching the wreckage of Neverland rocked by tempests. When she finally finds her brother, Connor is every bit as shattered as the island. Claire may have pixie dust flowing in her veins—but the light of Neverland is flickering dangerously close to going out forever. To rescue Neverland from the inescapable shadow, the boy who never grew up and the girl who grew up too fast will have to sacrifice the only thing they have left: each other.  

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My Review-

Similar Review: Dust by Kara Swanson (Heirs of Neverland #1)

I have been looking forwards to reading this book since I finished Dust a year ago, and this book met my expectations! It is a direct continuation of the Peter Pan storyline that was started in Dust, and it was really fun. It was a lot darker than Dust, and I think that I like Dust more out of the duology, but overall I think it was a really coherent and well done set of books.

Shadow was set immediately after the end of Dust (60-70 years after the end of the Peter Pan story) and followed the same Peter Pan storyline, where Neverland is slowly dying and it is up to Peter to restore it. Unlike Dust, which happens in Peter Pan London, this book happens entirely in Neverland, and it was thoroughly entrenched in the fantasy world. It took me a while to get back into the story, and remember the significance of the characters, and so I would recommend reading both books pretty closely to each other.

The imagery of this book was immaculate: I LOVED all the description of the scenery and the setting: it was so vividly described & it was all so magical! Like in Dust, I wasn’t a huge fan of any of the main characters and really struggled to relate to them, though that generally happens to some degree with me for fantasy books. Peter and Claire’s character development was really incredible, and I really loved both of their growths over the course of the book.

The pacing of the story felt slow, although the story itself occurred over the course of only a couple days (a few months, but only a few specific days were closely described). The timing of this story was well done: although there was a section where there was a several month gap, it didn’t feel out of place or hard to follow at all, which happens frequently in books where there are gaps like that.

I really liked the overall message of the book: that no matter how hard you want it, reality is such that this world is a broken place and the only thing you can do is to do your part to make it better, not trying to hang on to the past. The hope, the promise, the future–this story arc was incredible!

Overall, I really liked this book for the storytelling, the setting, and the character growth. I loved how the same magic and wonder from Dust and Peter Pan was captured, but with a dose of reality and the darkness that is also in the world. The hope in this book was really touching to read, despite how heavy and dark this book was, which really encapsulates what this book is like.

My Rating-

7/10

I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the author. All views expressed are only my honest opinion; I was not required to write a positive review.

About the Author-

As the daughter of missionaries, Kara Swanson spent her childhood running barefoot through the lush jungles of Papua New Guinea. Able to relate with characters dropped into a unique new world, she quickly fell in love with the fantasy genre. The award-winning author of The Girl Who Could See, Kara is passionate about crafting stories of light shattering darkness, connecting with readers, and becoming best friends with a mermaid—though not necessarily in that order. Kara chats about coffee, fairytales and bookish things online (@karaswansonauthor) and at karaswanson.com.  

Giveaway-

To celebrate her tour, Kara Swanson is giving away the grand prize of a $25 Amazon gift card!!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.

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Meeting My Internet Friends for the First Time!! || Hailey Hudson, Totally Graced

Hello friends! Today I’m just popping on here to let you all know that I have a new video up! In case you haven’t been following my Instagram (@hanneasinhannah), last month I flew down to Atlanta, Georgia to meet up with two of my longest internet friends, Hailey and Grace Anne!

Both of them have been on my blog a couple of times previously, and they also both have blogs, as well as Instagram and Twitter. I’ve known them for at least 4, if not 5 years, and they have been such a huge part of my life over the past few years, so it was super fun to get to meet them!

Appearances on my blog:

Hailey’s socials: blog || instagram || twitter

Grace Anne’s socials: blog || instagram || twitter

While we were together, we filmed a Q+A about being internet friends, and it was a lot of fun! I hope you enjoy it! Be sure to go check out both Hailey and Grace Anne, if you aren’t following them already 🙂



How long have you been on the internet for? Do you know Hailey or Grace Anne? If you could meet one of your internet friends, who would it be? Leave a comment and let me know!