💕Lit Chicks | A Princess In Theory By Alyssa Cole

Hi Bookish Babes!

I hope April treated you fantastic! This month we read a very steamy royal read: A Princess In Theory by Alyssa Cole, which left us wishing we could be whisked away by a gentlemanly prince from some far off land. *Sigh*

The book was funny and entertaining and had so many amazing female relationships! Also, shout out to our women in STEM!

Carla and I hope you enjoyed reading this month’s pick or if you haven’t read it yet, you get enticed to add yet ANOTHER book to your TBR pile.

Make sure you join us every month for a new romance read. If you have any suggestions please send them our way! You can comment on our video or message us directly via our Instagram @litchickvlog. 

Until next time loves! 

Carla & Gisela

Book Rant | After by Anna Todd 💔

Hello Bookish Babes! Happy Friday to you all!

We made it to the end of the week and that means I have another book review for you! Actually, hold that thought. I finally… FINALLY got around to reading After by Anna Todd. It’s been on my TBR list for ages and all my close friends have been praying for the day that I finally pick up the book to read it. The time has come friends and I finished this book after (see what I did there) many sleepless nights because I 👏COULD 👏NOT 👏PUT 👏IT DOWN.👏

Because this book is super hyped up (and for good reason) + it is being made into a movie (release date next week, April 12!), I decided to go about this book review a different way. I’ve decided to do a book “rant” and sort of tweet my way through the book. I wrote down all my thoughts as I thought them and I’ve shared them with you today. I hope you enjoy! I’ll be sharing more thoughts on the book on my IG story! Book gossip with me @giselasbooked.


After Book Rant

Gosh I’m getting a sense of foreboding already. Is it just me? 😨

Does Tessa not have GPS on her phone?

Can’t she call an Uber to leave the party?

This guy better have a really good reason why he’s acting all jerky to her.

Really!? You are going to play the jealousy card after you scolded and yelled at her!? 😡

Finally GPS!

Oh gosh arguing over pride and prejudice. Is Hardin like Darcy… probably? What a dick!

This guy thinks very highly of himself but also girl… don’t lie to yourself.

Whoa, um okay twilight moment!? Is Hardin a vampire? (As if you could fight me off! *Edward Cullen voice*)

I’m confused. Is he jealous!?  

That boy Noah is really clueless. Gosh poor puppy.

Of course. Kissing someone while they are yelling at you is a good way to stop the argument and make everything better. *says sarcastically*

I hate myself for swooning. Ughhh my friends would NOT like this. They would not want me to date a guy like this! 😥

Great! There he goes again, f***ing it up!

Well, at least finally vanilla boy is out of the picture. He was kind of boring and annoying. Blahhhh.  💤

Five!?? Why the hell does she get up at 5 a.m. for a 9 a.m. class!??

Tessa and Molly… the way you are acting to each other… not cool.

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Okay, they are happy again and gosh darn it, I hate myself for swooning and being happy too. Rawr! *Alexa play “Drumming Song” by Florence and the Machine.*

He’s funny and adorable… sigh. Why am I like this??

What the hell is up with her mom!? Is she being serious!? Like yeah I mean okay Hardin isn’t the greatest but damn!

Ugh, I feel it. Things are too good. Something bad is going to happen. Like category 5 hurricane bad. Can I hide? Must I keep reading? 😱

Oh no…. Who’s the suit? I smell trouble.

Like the girls from The Bold Type say… There’s a special place in hell for girls who don’t support girls.

No Tessa no. Stay. No. I usually would not advocate listening to Hardin but for once in your life just listen!!!!

Why do you have to say those things Hardin!? Ugh, why do you have to be cute!!!! Stop it! Who gave your permission?

Great. Just like that. Poof. Cranky  moody temperamental childish Hardin.

Acting like a caveman is right. Humph.

Devil worshiper… LMAO. Seriously though what is wrong with her mother? She’s nuts.

When is the shoe going to drop? Can someone buckle me in? I need to brace for impact. 😱

Oh my gosh. Those bastards. They are horrible! WTF.

Who gave these authors permission to make cute guys assholes! So we fall in love with them!? Their outsides should match their insides!! 💔


There you have it bookish babes. I really did enjoy the book despite all my ranting. Anna Todd is a very compelling writer. Her words were just urging me along like the little engine that could. That ending though. I’m so upset and now I have no choice but to read the second book pronto!

Let me know what you all thought of the book. What do you think of Hardin and of Tessa? Are you excited for the movie? I sure am! This story hits a very close to my own personal experience and I may share a bit on another post. Until next time my friends!

Read Something Wonderful & Stay Curious.

Gisela

💕Lit Chicks | The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang

Hi Bookish Babes!

I hope Friday is treating you beautifully! Carla and I are back again with another Lit Chicks video!

This month we read The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang and we absolutely adore this book! 😍 So much cuteness and so much freaking steam! *wipes sweat from forehead* Even Carla was like “Whoa.” 😅 But fear not! This book has so many lovely lessons of self-love too, we were goo-goo ga-ga over it.

We hope you loved the book too! If you read it, message us and let us know what you loved most about the book.

Make sure you join us every month for a new romance read. If you have any suggestions please send them our way! You can comment on our video or message us directly via our Instagram @litchickvlog. 

Until next time loves!

Carla & Gisela

💕Lit Chicks February Read | Fight or Flight by Samantha Young

Hi Bookish Babes!

I hope you are having a fantastic and magical Friday! Today Carla and I are excited to share a new Lit Chicks video!

This month we read Fight or Flight by Samantha Young and oh my goodness friends… this book is steamy. From the first couple of chapters, we get a whole lotta sexiness from one badass interior designer and a rugged Scottish CFO. If you can handle the steam, this book is for you! 🔥🔥🔥

Make sure you join us every month for a new romance read. If you have any suggestions please send them our way! You can comment on our video or message us directly via our Instagram @litchickvlog. 💕

Enjoy!

xoxo


A Month of Bookish Love | Me Before You

Happy Tuesday once again bookish friends!

Valentine’s Day has come and passed but that doesn’t mean that we have to take love and smoosh it into a dark corner. Although if you are going through a breakup, that is perfectly acceptable for the time being. This week I’m bringing you another book that made me believe in love. It is the heartbreaking Me Before You that made me cry all the tears.😭

Me Before You tell the story of an unlikely couple who meet under very unusual circumstances. We have Louisa Clark who is one of the cutest, bubbliest, good-hearted heroines I have ever read. Usually, people assume that that means the character lacks depth, but Louisa is so much more. She offers so much to the world and has a very special brave heart. She is also intensely hilarious and I love a person that can laugh at themselves. Then we have Will whom because of an accident that left me paralyzed is bitter about everything and lost hope in his case.

As the story progresses and Louisa and Will get to know each other in a way that even regular couples don’t know each other sometimes. Because of the nature of his situation Will is at the mercy of Louis and other people taking care of him and it leaves both him and Louisa in very vulnerable positions. But oh, my friends, this vulnerability is where the magic happens. Being vulnerable allows us to get to the heart of things and see the gritty stuff we usually don’t let others see. It helps us to grow close, move past trauma, and realize we aren’t alone in our situations.

The way Louisa and Will’s relationship unravel can be open to interpretation and opinion, but to me, this book is beautiful in all it’s heartbreak. Both Louisa and Will learn from each other that life is so much more than what we see in front of us and that it can be worth living despite our past experiences. Yes, there may be an end to something that you have that was full of life and love and there will be many endings in our lives. But endings always lead to new beginnings, as cheesy as that sounds. But it’s cheesy because it’s true.

Okay now I’m crying.

Live boldly friends. xoxo, Gisela

A Month of Bookish Love| A Court of Thorns and Roses

Happy Tuesday Bookish Babes!

I hope you are all enjoying this month of love so far. I have another book I adore and this one is of fantastical proportions. ✨

I came to claim the one I love.”

With words as those I can’t help but swoon. But those words are uttered not by a rogue prince charming, but by a human girl out of her element who must go against all odds to save her beloved and a people who despise her.

Fairy tale retellings are among my top favorite stories to read. Even more so when you get a bad ass protagonist like Feyre who must complete herculean efforts among those that are strong, agile, and cunning… Fae. A Court of Thorns and Roses (a.k.a. ACOTAR) is a mixture of a Beauty and Beast retelling with the Scottish Ballad “The Queen of the Fairies.” If you know those, you may think you know what will happen in the story, but OH-Ho! You do not my friend. Sarah J. Maas makes this story as twisty as the deadly beautiful Fae realm itself.

ACOTAR made me swoon and gasp plenty of times throughout the book. It is romantic but sometimes books helps us deal with real life situations more clearly by setting them in a fantastical setting. In ACOTAR I learned what love is… and isn’t. It shows how far the human spirit is willing to go for the ones we love. How much we are willing to sacrifice. That when love demands more of us, we give it, freely despite the cost.

But it’s not just a traditional romance. There are also other types of love shown. The familial love that binds us in complicated and tangled ways. Feyre both loves and resents her family for the things that they’ve allowed her to do. The love of a country that has been taken over by evil, that forces Tamlin’s hand to do the unthinkable in order to save the Fae land he loves. Love underlines all their actions in thorny (see what I did there?) and intricate ways.

Full Disclaimer: ACOTAR is the first of a trilogy and the second book happens to be my favorite, but this is where it all starts. I strongly recommend you read this series because it’s just SO GOOD. But I do adore this book and its brave depiction of the ultimate sacrifices we make when we love, hard. ♥️

Be back next week with another Bookish Love Pick! Have a Happy Valentine’s Week!

xoxo, Gisela

Lit Chicks November Read | Maybe In Another Life by Taylor Jenkins Reid 💕

Hi Friends!

We hope your Thanksgiving was full of love, gratefulness, and food! And if none of those are up your alley (we totally get it), we hope that it was filled with tons of good books (or Netflix)!

Carla and I know that some of you are probably running around getting started on your Christmas shopping and others might still be in a state of stupor after eating tons of food. Whatever state you are in, how about you take a break and have some fun with us while we discuss Maybe In Another Life by Taylor Jenkins Reid! Enjoy!

xoxo