Olivia

Profile PictureI’m a pre-med college student with an impressive lack of free time and a high tolerance for caffeinated beverages.  Having grown up in a rural town, I’m mildly addicted to country music, pickup trucks, and horseback riding.

Favorite Genres:  I’ve been binging fantasy and historical fiction recently, interspersed with the occasional new adult novel.

Favorite Books: Water for Elephants, Les Miserables, A Tale of Two Cities, The Coldest Girl in Coldtown

Favorite Authors: J.K. Rowling, Cassandra Clare, Lauren Oliver, Charles Dickens

Unhealthy Obsessions

  • Coffee. As any of my friends can substantiate, I’m absolutely intolerable until I’ve had a healthy 1-2 cups. My mood generally improves from there.
  • Hoarding books, because what good is self restraint?
  • Acquiring additional book boyfriends. And yes, they are all mine!
  • Independent, kick-ass heroines who don’t need no man and firmly attest that emotions are for the weak.

Pet Peeves

  • I have zero tolerance for fluffy contemporary novels that are laden with stereotypical tropes and are severely lacking a plot. I solely foray into the contemporary genre when I am maniacally wishing to write a rant-laden review.
  • Insta-love, love triangles, and similarly overwritten cliches that are incorporated into literary relationships with infuriating frequency and never fail to enrage me.
  • Damsels in distress who remain stuck in frustratingly prohibitive nineteenth century ideologies in which women are utterly incapable of accomplishing anything by themselves, let alone saving their own lives.

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  • Adult
  • Dystopian
  • Fantasy
  • Historical Fiction
  • Mystery
  • New Adult
  • Paranormal/Supernatural
  • Romance
  • Thriller
  • Young Adult

  • beauty products
  • dog products – I have two female Miniature Schnauzers
  • fitness items/apparel
  • horseback riding gear/apparel
  • office supplies (pens, markers, binders, notebooks, etc.)
  • technology, computer and phone accessories


For ARCs, I will post a review within 2-3 weeks of receiving the book.  If you would prefer that my review is posted on a particular date, please specify as such in your request.

For a product, I will post my review within 4-5 weeks of receiving it.  This may vary based upon the nature of the product, but I will do my best to stay within this range.  Again, if you would prefer that my review is posted on a particular date, please specify as such in your request.


Each of my book reviews will include the following:

  • cover
  • summary (from Goodreads)
  • general book information – series, publisher, publication date, genres
  • my review
  • rating breakdown – characters, plot & premise, writing style, romance, friendships
  • overall rating


Each of my product reviews will include the following:

  • images
  • product description
  • my review
  • purchase links


All of my reviews will appear here on Brewing Up Books and Amazon (if available).  All ARC reviews will also be posted on my Goodreads account.

I can post my reviews elsewhere upon request.


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