THE 100 // LET'S TALK SEASON FOUR

This post will contain major spoilers for the show.




It's been one week since the season four finale of The 100, and I've determined that this hiatus already sucks. What an action-packed, emotionally fueled season it was! Maddi and I decided to do this special post where we answer a few questions and discuss some of our thoughts on the past season.
So.. Let's talk season four!

GOODREADS REVIEW // ONE S'MORE SUMMER

Simply Nicollette reviews - books, movies, television shows, etc. with slight spoilers. I try my best to review without giving away too much of the story.


One S'more Summer by Beth Merlin
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

















To say that our main character, Gigi, is going through a bit of a rough patch in her life would be an understatement. After getting fired from her job and a million other things going south in her life, she's forced to make a decision in hopes to get a much needed break from her life in New York City. With nothing left to lose, Gigi heads off to be the head counselor at her childhood summer camp.

GOODREADS REVIEW // FLAME IN THE MIST

Simply Nicollette reviews - books, movies, television shows, etc. with slight spoilers. I try my best to review without giving away too much of the story.


My rating: 4 of 5 stars
















First off, I'll be sharing light spoilers, seriously nothing huge but just in case you want absolutely nothing spoiled for you then I would come back to read this another time! :) Now, I'm convinced that I will read anything and everything Renee Ahdieh writes. Flame in the Mist WAS another gem but.. I just wanted more. If this book was at least 50 pages longer then I think the plot/characters could've been fleshed out more. And I would've been able to connect with them and their story more easily.

WHAT'S HAPPENING: ONE YEAR


This weekend will mark a whole year since my father passed away.
There were moments in the past year when I wasn't too sure I would make it to this point, but here I am, happy to be here with you. It's such a bittersweet feeling when I log onto Facebook and old memories pop up, reminding me of the person I once was and how much I've changed.

THIS MOMENT

This Moment is a weekly ritual of a single photo - no words - capturing a special moment from the week. These photos represent a moment that is dear to my heart, whether it be of someone or something I love.




xxo


THIS MOMENT

This Moment is a weekly ritual of a single photo - no words - capturing a special moment from the week. These photos represent a moment that is dear to my heart, whether it be of someone or something I love.




xxo


BLOG TOUR: QUANTA REWIND + GIVEAWAY

Simply Nicollette reviews - books, movies, television shows, etc. with slight spoilers. I try my best to review without giving away too much of the story.



I'm stoked to be participating in this blog tour for Quanta Rewind by Lola Dodge! It's the fourth installment in the Shadow Ravens series, and I just LOVE it. You can check out my review for the previous book, Quanta Reset, here. Make sure to visit all the other great blogs participating in this tour and follow the link at the end to enter the giveaway!

WHAT'S HAPPENING: LET'S LOSE OUR SH*T TOGETHER



A lot has been happening in my personal life.
I've been stuck in cement, unable to move, only able to watch things passing by or crashing around me. And most of these things passing by are good, such as, my family, especially my children being the amazing little humans that they are. Some of it has been awful, like when I reached my breaking point and had a nervous breakdown last weekend. I've felt like I've been losing my shit because I can't hold on to the good moments or take away the awful things going on in my life right now. All I can do is keep watching.

GOODREADS REVIEW // GEEKERELLA

Simply Nicollette reviews - books, movies, television shows, etc. with slight spoilers. I try my best to review without giving away too much of the story.


Geekerella: A Fangirl Fairy Tale by Ashley Poston
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

















This book was adorable and perfect - I LOVED IT!


"If you believe in yourself and have a few good friends, then you can do anything. You can be anything."

THIS MOMENT

This Moment is a weekly ritual of a single photo - no words - capturing a special moment from the week. These photos represent a moment that is dear to my heart, whether it be of someone or something I love.




xxo


GOODREADS REVIEW // THINGS I SHOULD HAVE KNOWN

Simply Nicollette reviews - books, movies, television shows, etc. with slight spoilers. I try my best to review without giving away too much of the story.


Things I Should Have Known by Claire LaZebnik
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
















Things I Should Have Known took me by surprise, and completely swept me off my feet through its lovable characters and thoughtful, heartwarming story.


"It's like people have a place in their brain for normal, and they have a place in their brain for something obviously wrong, but they can't deal with something just a little bit different."

THIS MOMENT

This Moment is a weekly ritual of a single photo - no words - capturing a special moment from the week. These photos represent a moment that is dear to my heart, whether it be of someone or something I love.




xxo


WHAT'S HAPPENING: MAKING MOM FRIENDS



The end of my children's school year is quickly approaching, which means I can no longer ignore my PTA duties as the final activities pop up. I actually don't mind volunteering at their school, thanks to it being a smaller school it feels like one big family there. Also, I'm totally one of those moms who likes to know who my children's friends are to make sure I actually know who they are talking about when they tell these crazy stories. But there are other aspects to volunteering that I actually hate.

THIS MOMENT

This Moment is a weekly ritual of a single photo - no words - capturing a special moment from the week. These photos represent a moment that is dear to my heart, whether it be of someone or something I love.




xxo


WRITE THE BOOK



This past November I participated in NaNoWriMo and wrote my very first book! (Side note, if you don't know what NaNoWriMo is then I highly recommend checking their organization out, and even participating yourself later this year.)

BREAKING FREE

"You know, ever since we were little,
I would get this feeling like I'm floating outside of my body, looking down on myself.
And I hate what I see. How I'm acting, the way I sound.
And I don't know how to change it.
And I'm so scared that that feeling is never gonna go away."
- The Edge of Seventeen




I'm embarrassed to admit this, but as the new year came around I was someone who believed that it meant a chance to become a completely new person.

Let's rewind for a second as I share more about the experience I had through each stage of grief. When I lost my father last May there were a lot of factors at play that helped keep his spirit alive. I gained new family members who made me feel as if he wasn't truly gone. I don't remember much from that summer, it truly is a blur when I think back on that time of my life. I just see how happy I was to have another sibling to annoy for the rest of our days. My grief hit me hard once August rolled around, and I like to refer to that time as my dark days. I fell deep into my depression and anxiety.
Every morning I woke up wondering if I'd ever make it out alive.

QUANTA REWIND COVER REVEAL + GIVEAWAY



I'm so excited to be a part of the cover reveal for Lola Dodge's next book, Quanta Rewind!
I'm a huge fan of this series. The previous book, Quanta Reset, left readers with a huge cliffhanger and I'm curious to read what will happen next! If you're looking for a new series to dive into then I highly recommend this one, especially for fans of YA fantasy! You can check out my book review for Quanta here.

THIS MOMENT

This Moment is a weekly ritual of a single photo - no words - capturing a special moment from the week. These photos represent a moment that is dear to my heart, whether it be of someone or something I love.




xxo


GOODREADS REVIEW // YOU DON'T KNOW MY NAME

Simply Nicollette reviews - books, movies, television shows, etc. with slight spoilers. I try my best to review without giving away too much of the story.


You Don't Know My Name by Kristen Orlando
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
















Kristen Orlando delivers in her debut, You Don't Know My Name, and I absolutely LOVED this book! It's been awhile since I've found myself sitting on the edge of my seat, not able to stop turning the pages in a book.


"I just wanted to be part of something normal, something that was mine."

THIS MOMENT

This Moment is a weekly ritual of a single photo - no words - capturing a special moment from the week. These photos represent a moment that is dear to my heart, whether it be of someone or something I love.




xxo


KILLER LOVE

Simply Nicollette reviews - books, movies, television shows, etc. with slight spoilers. I try my best to review without giving away too much of the story.




Killer Love by Ruthnye Jean-Philippe

When sports reporter Meya Taylor moved to Paris to investigate the death of soccer legend Robert Raymond's wife, the last thing she planned was to fall in love. After a whirl wind romance however, all of that changes when Benny Roman, the son of Paris's notorious loan shark proposes to her. They seem to be in bliss until Benny's business rival Michel Grey steps into the picture.

Focused on solving the mystery behind the death of Roberts's wife and marrying her soulmate, Meya must balance the two very carefully.


Killer Love is told from our three main characters Michel, Meya, and Benny's points of view. This romance thriller set in Paris, is filled with twists, turns, and a fatal love triangle.