2019 A-Z Reading Challenge

If you’re interested in joining, go to Ginger Mom and Company and check out the details 😉 .

We’re back! This is one of the only challenges I did this year that I didn’t just… think about dropping… #commitmentissues remember? (not saying I dropped all of my challenges… only maybe 1 1/2…

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{Blog Tour} Spotlight + Excerpt: Bone Charmer by Breeana Shields + Giveaway

Hey all! 

I wanted a light post since life’s been a bit more… busy than I want it to be, so I’m spotlighting Bone Charmer by Breeana Shields!

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The Confession Chronicles || The Journey to Getting the ARC {#5}

I traveled high and low, going through multiple websites, conquering request buttons until I had to slay the final dragon…

I was thinking I’d make this a tips kind of post from someone who doesn’t know what they’re doing, but as I started a skeleton draft of what this post was going to be, it….. it didn’t turn out the way I was anticipating.


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{ARC} Review: I Wanna Be Where You Are by Kristina Forest || GIVE ME ALL OF THE TROPES

I Wanna Be Where You Are

Kristina Forest

i wanna be where you are by kristina forest

“In a world where it’s easy to lose faith in love, I WANNA BE WHERE YOU ARE is a brilliant burst of light. A dazzling debut.” ― Nic Stone, New York Times bestselling author of Dear Martin and Odd One Out

When Chloe Pierce’s mom forbids her to apply for a spot at the dance conservatory of her dreams, she devises a secret plan to drive two hundred miles to the nearest audition. But Chloe hits her first speed bump when her annoying neighbor Eli insists upon hitching a ride, threatening to tell Chloe’s mom if she leaves him and his smelly dog, Geezer, behind. So now Chloe’s chasing her ballet dreams down the east coast―two unwanted (but kinda cute) passengers in her car, butterflies in her stomach, and a really dope playlist on repeat.

Filled with roadside hijinks, heart-stirring romance, and a few broken rules, I Wanna Be Where You Are is a YA debut perfect for fans of Jenny Han and Sandhya Menon. 

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{ARC} Review: Middlegame by Seanan McGuire || Perfection. PERIOD.


Seanan McGuire

middlegame by seanan mcguire

Meet Roger. Skilled with words, languages come easily to him. He instinctively understands how the world works through the power of story.

Meet Dodger, his twin. Numbers are her world, her obsession, her everything. All she understands, she does so through the power of math.

Roger and Dodger aren’t exactly human, though they don’t realise it. They aren’t exactly gods, either. Not entirely. Not yet.

Meet Reed, skilled in the alchemical arts like his progenitor before him. Reed created Dodger and her brother. He’s not their father. Not quite. But he has a plan: to raise the twins to the highest power, to ascend with them and claim their authority as his own.

Godhood is attainable. Pray it isn’t attained. 

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{ARC} Review: The Tiger at Midnight by Swati Teerdhala || THE ANGSTTTT FOR MY SOUL

The Tiger at Midnight

The Tiger at Midnight #1

Swati Teerdhala

the tiger at midnight by swati teerdhala

Esha is a legend, but no one knows. It’s only in the shadows that she moonlights as the Viper, the rebels’ highly skilled assassin. She’s devoted her life to avenging what she lost in the royal coup, and now she’s been tasked with her most important mission to date: taking down the ruthless General Hotha.

Kunal has been a soldier since childhood, training morning and night to uphold the power of King Vardaan. His uncle, the general, has ensured that Kunal never strays from the path—even as a part of Kunal longs to join the outside world, which has been growing only more volatile.

Then Esha’s and Kunal’s paths cross—and an unimaginable chain of events unfolds. Both the Viper and the soldier think they’re calling the shots, but they’re not the only players moving the pieces. As the bonds that hold their land in order break down and the sins of the past meet the promise of a new future, both rebel and soldier must make unforgivable choices.

Inspired by ancient Indian history and Hindu mythology. 

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Review: The Cruel Prince by Holly Black || This entire review is just me explaining my *lack* of feelings

The Cruel Prince

The Folk of the Air #1

Holly Black

the cruel prince holly black

Of course I want to be like them. They’re beautiful as blades forged in some divine fire. They will live forever.

And Cardan is even more beautiful than the rest. I hate him more than all the others. I hate him so much that sometimes when I look at him, I can hardly breathe.

Jude was seven when her parents were murdered and she and her two sisters were stolen away to live in the treacherous High Court of Faerie. Ten years later, Jude wants nothing more than to belong there, despite her mortality. But many of the fey despise humans. Especially Prince Cardan, the youngest and wickedest son of the High King.

To win a place at the Court, she must defy him–and face the consequences.

As Jude becomes more deeply embroiled in palace intrigues and deceptions, she discovers her own capacity for trickery and bloodshed. But as betrayal threatens to drown the Courts of Faerie in violence, Jude will need to risk her life in a dangerous alliance to save her sisters, and Faerie itself.

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My Netgalley/Edelweiss Shelves are a Mess {Pt. 5}

I would change the name of this series since, I’m now starting to receive physical ARC’s and such, but here’s why I won’t:

I kind of don’t wan’t to.

All jokes aside, I majorly receive e-galley’s so though publisher’s are now starting to see what I’m about thank you guys, I know Netgalley/Edelweiss is where it’s at for me.

But back to the…

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First Ten Reviews of 2019

Top Ten Tuesday was created by  The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018.

Now I’m going to do actual, fully fledged reviews because I did DNF a book… and that one sentence doesn’t feel like enough for me.

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{ARC} Review: The Devouring Gray by Christine Lynn Herman || Stranger things have happened…

The Devouring Gray

The Devouring Gray #1

Christine Lynn Herman

the devouring gray by christine lynn herman

On the edge of town a beast haunts the woods, trapped in the Gray, its bonds loosening…

Uprooted from the city, Violet Saunders doesn’t have much hope of fitting in at her new school in Four Paths, a town almost buried in the woodlands of rural New York. The fact that she’s descended from one of the town’s founders doesn’t help much, either—her new neighbours treat her with distant respect, and something very like fear. When she meets Justin, May, Isaac, and Harper, all children of founder families, and sees the otherworldly destruction they can wreak, she starts to wonder if the townsfolk are right to be afraid.

When bodies start to appear in the woods, the locals become downright hostile. Can the teenagers solve the mystery of Four Paths, and their own part in it, before another calamity strikes?

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