Highlights Of December 2017

December 31, 2017

   So according to my calendar, tomorrow starts 2018.

   *squints at my calendar suspiciously* Nah, I don't trust it.

Highlights Of December 2017 [post title image]


I took my ACT test, which was ... hard, but not too bad xD. But otherwise, this month was a whirlwind of fun - I love the holiday season so much! We did our usual traditional of making heaps of cards and cookies for neighbors (... and got sick the same day we made them, so those poor cookies never got handed out. I guess we'll have to try again later? xD), which is always lots of fun.

Christmas was a blast - full of lots of gift-opening and video chatting with relatives. And of course my sisters knew exactly which book to get me - a massive, gorgeous copy of Renegades by Marissa Meyer (which I promptly finished in two days ... oops?)! I love it <3. And it snowed a ton! I was very happy to have a white Christmas :D.

And since a lot of the month was taken up by Christmas break, December also involved a whole lot of just chilling, hanging out (and playing video games, which always involves laughing until we cry xD) with my siblings, and WRITING. So all in all, it was an amazing month to end 2017 with!

writer-ly things

Well, I'm done with Asher Grey (which got renamed Forgotten)! But I didn't get terribly much actual writing done this month ... I'd say about 5k words worth of editing + random scribblings. But it was still a super fun, productive month!

And I also just hit 'send' on my Rooglewood writing contest entry about two hours ago, so WE SHALL SEE how that goes! Smol Asher Grey is no longer in my hands *cries because I miss working on it already*. I'm really excited, and I'm hoping that this will go better than the last time I entered a Rooglewood contest. Let us just say that my contest entry for the Sleeping Beauty contest was more than embarrassing. I cannot think about it *goes and hides in a Hobbit hole*.

But besides all of that - this was a great month for writing! It was epic to have so much time to just sit and edit. And now that I'm almost done with Forgotten, I'm starting to think about what I'll be working on after that, and my brain is whirring with ideas - which you guys will probably hear more about next month :D.


December book collage

- Nightfall by Shannon Messenger..I'd been waiting to get my hands on Nightfall since it came out (I think I've kept up with this series since the third book, which means LOT OF WAITING for the next one!), and it didn't disappoint! Nightfall is a massive tome, and I finished it in maybe two days xD. It was a great read, and I'm giving it four stars. (also THE COVER. 'TIS BLUE. Of course I love it <3) 

- The Girl Who Fell Beneath Fairyland and Led The Revels There by Catherynne M. Valente. I was looking for a book to read around Christmas time that was kind of whimsical and nonsensical and all sorts of fun, so of COURSE I went with a book from this series! And I adored it as much as the first time I read the book, if not more - I might have to make reading this one in December a traditional! It gets a great big 4 1/2 stars <3.

- Eyes Wide Open by Ted Dekker. So I was reading the Circle series by Dekker ... but I got a little bored in the third book of the trilogy? I never ended up finishing it (I will! I will!), so I was a little unsure about starting another book by Ted Dekker. BUT Ariel (my sister) started reading it, and RAVED over it, which meant I had to read it, because when ARIEL raves over a book, it must be good. She's not a super bookish girl, so when she raves, I listen xD. And I actually ended up LOVING Eyes Wide Open - I can't wait to get the next book! A full four stars for this one.  

   And I would give you all my jumbled opinion on Renegades right here and now ... but I'm doing a review of it in a couple days, so you'll see all my scattered thoughts about that book quite soon!





elsewhere online

- Evangeline Yackel posted about her book's characters and I AM DYING. I need this book pronto.

- Christine Smith shared snippets from her lovely novel, The Nether Isle, and they are GORGEOUS <3. (and she also DID A VLOG, so check that out, too!)

- The Song Of Leira cover reveal happened - and is it not the most beautiful thing? I love it!

 - Deborah O' Carroll shared snippets from The Siren And The Skyship, and OH <3.

- Abbie announced that she's going to be releasing an EP album in 2018, and am I excited or WHAT.

- The cover reveal for Worlds Beneath also happened, and IT IS STUNNING <3. 

   Also the finale for Bright Eyes is tomorrow? TOMORROW?? I can't decide whether to be excited, terrified, or dissolve into a smol puddle of tears - someone tell me what to do! xD

ramblings to come

   A review for Renegades (which should be up in the next couple days!), and a best of 2017/year in review sort of things, and perhaps an interview with a special blogger? We shall see ;). But until then ...

HAVE AN EPIC NEW YEAR'S DAY, MY FRIENDS! I hope this year was a great one. <3

~ Savannah Grace 

who's ready for the Bright Eyes finale? 
did you get any books for Christmas? 
who's pumped for 2018? (ME. I think. but maybe I should be scared)


  1. I totally think all of our calendars are lying to us. SURELY 2018 isn't tomorrow? IT CAN'T BE!!!

    I'm so happy to hear you had a good Christmas! And I got Renegades for Christmas too! :D Though I haven't even started it yet. But I'm excited. Cannot waaaait for your review on it!!!


    And oh my goodness gracious, you linked to my snippets and vlog. WHAT AM I GOING TO DO WITH YOU AND YOUR NICENESS???? YOU PRECIOUS BEAN. THANK YOU!

    I'm a few episodes behind on Bright Eyes but EEK. I DON'T WANT IT TO END! D: I've been slooowly listening to them trying to savor them because uuuuugh. I'm also scared. What's going to happen??? *FLAILS* But, um, yes. I need to catch up!

    I do hope your 2018 is the absolute best year YET. HAPPY NEW YEAR! <333333

    1. We obviously need new calendars - ours are so defective xD.

      Isn't Renegades so massive and gorgeous? I JUST LOVE LOOKING AT IT <3 <3. Because not only is it huge, it's BLUE, and everyone knows I have a thing for blue books xD.

      THANK YOU SO MUCH, CHRISTINE! I'm so, SO glad to finally be done with it. And OF COURSE I linked to you - the vlog was epic, and the snippets were EVEN MORE EPIC <3 <3. Charis and Jonah are such epic charries.

      *gasps* you need to catch up on them, Christine! They only get EVEN BETTER as they go on :D.

      I hope you have an epic 2018 too, my friend! WE SHALL CONQUER THIS YEAR *fistbump*.

  2. I started Renegades, too, but due to a conflict of belief, I put it down. And got slammed for it on Goodreads. :/ Good ole Goodreads and respect. *sarcasm*

    But, I'm glad you like it and I look forward to your review because YOUR POSTS ROCK!

    Have an awesome New Year. I hope 2018 is your best one yet! :)


    1. I almost put it down because of that, too, but since the thing I was having a conflict over wasn't focused on too much, I didn't (but it definitely made my rating of the book lower). And...yeah, that'd be one of the reasons I'm not on Goodreads. So sorry you got slammed on there!

      THANK YOU, Ivie! <3 I hope you have en epic 2018 as well!

  3. WHERE IS THIS HOBBIT HOLE LET ME JOIN YOU!! And The Faerie's Revenge wasn't all that bad, I very much enjoyed getting to read it. But GOOD LUCK ASHER!! Give him all my love. <3 I got the whole Green Ember series for Christmas, and I'm SO HAPPY. I'm done re-reading it, and ready to start the newest book for the first time--only haven't yet cause Nieo & Star forgot I have a social life. =)

    1. TUCKED AWAY SOMEWHERE IN THE SHIRE. Haha, I'm glad you didn't think The Faerie's Revenge was that bad, but I still cringe every time I think about it. xD (and Asher appreciates it ;D)

      Ooh, you got the whole series for Christmas? That's epic - I'll have to see if my library has them, so I can read them, too! With how much you rave about them, I bet they're pretty good :D. (and don't characters ALWAYS forget we have social lives? I think it comes with the job of being an author xD)


    AHHHH ACT TESTING. PLEASE NO. I just finished my rounds of college testing and it's stressful, let me tell you! Can't wait for the Renegades review, and I hope you have an awesome New Year!

    xoxo Abigail Lennah | ups & downs

    P.S. In case you didn't know, the yearbook is up ACK. O.O

    1. SAME HERE. Normally I'm not this pumped for a new year, but 2018 just FEELS EXCITING xD.

      Oh gracious, I can't even imagine how stressful that would be - I hope you did well! And have an epic 2018, my friend <3.

      (yup, I just saw it! And YOU DID AN AMAZING JOB WITH IT, my word)

  5. Happy 2018, Savannah Grace!
    I hope yours is filled with many wonderful books and that your writing flow effortlessly. <3

    Gray Marie | graymariewrites.blogspot.com

    1. Happy 2018 to you too, Gray Marie! I hope this year is even more lovely for you than the last. <3

  6. HAPPY 2018 SAV!! and ahhhh congrats on Forgotten (it will always be Asher Grey for me tho *grins*) no matter what you are a total winner for pulling through (and somehow managing to chop that many words like how). anyways, CONGRATS GIRL and I hope you have an amazing year <33

    1. HAPPY 2018, SARE! And thank you so much! (hehe ... yeah, it kinda always will be for me, too. I'M JUST SO USED TO IT xD) GAH, I'm just grinning at your words over here :D. You're the best! I hope 2018 ROCKS for you! <3

  7. Happy New Year! And yes, all the calendars are lying. Even though I'm ready for 2018, it just doesn't seem right that 2017 is gone xD

    I think Asher Grey is going to be awesome. Many congrats on finishing it up! :D

    I can't wait for your review of Renegades! I recently read it, and I have super mixed feelings about it too. :P

    I hope 2018 will be awesome for you! <3

    1. Happy New Year to you too, Audrey! Yeah, I'm super pumped for 2018, too - this year is going to be great!

      Thank you so much! I don't know how I'll survive the wait until April 2nd (when they announce the winners) - I want to know how my story did NOW ;D.

      Ha, yeah - if I'd known some of the stuff that was in it, I probably wouldn't have picked it up, but I jumped in blind xD. The review should be up in a week or so!


  8. Awwww, THANK YOU for the link to my blog! It honestly makes me so happy to hear that you want to read my book. <3

    And AHH, NIGHTFALL. I've been waiting on the edge of my seat for this to come out and now it's waiting for me at the library. I'm really excited to read it. Glad to hear it didn't disappoint.

    1. You're welcome! And GRACIOUS, YES - I need your story noooooow xD. It just looks so darn unique! All of the characters seem epic, and I haven't even read it yet! <3

      YES, IT'S GOOD. I'm excited for the seventh book to come out now, because of COURSE Shannon Messenger left us on a cliffhanger ;D.

      Have an epic 2018, Evangeline!

  9. How is it another year already?! Last year I couldn't wait until 2016 ended, but 2017 blew by!

    Congrats on Asher Grey (or Forgotten, I guess I should say!)! I hope it does well! I really enjoyed the snippet you shared.

    I hope you have a wonderful 2018!

    1. I absolutely agree that 2017 FLEW by - I can't wait to see what 2018 holds for everyone! And thank you so much, I'm so excited to see how Forgotten does ;).

      I hope you have a lovely 2018 too, my friend!

  10. I sympathize with you getting sick *pats* I got sick new years eve and IT MADE ME SAD. Congrats on the changes to Asher Grey and SENDING IT IN AHHHH! *jumps happily* SO EXCITING!!! Keep us updated! :D Do you know when you'll hear back?

    1. Oh gracious, THAT IS SAD. Were you still able to stay up until midnight (I did, but I did it accidentally xD)? AH, THANK YOU SO MUCH, GIRL! I will absolutely be letting y'all know what happens with that - I'll be hearing back on April 2nd! BUT I CAN'T WAIT THAT LONG xD.

  11. I hope Forgotten wins, it was a lovely story! I'm glad I got to read it.

    1. Thank you, Skye! And thank you for reading it, too ;). Your lovely comments were so helpful! <3

  12. EEP best of luck for Asher Grey!! Ooh, I really like that new name, Forgotten! Makes me very curious... :D

    1. THANK YOU, Madeline! I'm glad the name makes you curious - I'm excited for when you'll be able to read it ;D.

  13. Happy New Year! I'm excited to see what 2018 brings to your blog! :D

    D.G. Snapper | silverphoenixwriter.blogspot.com


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