Review: Girl Against the Universe by Paula Stokes // This ain’t Wii sports

girl against the universe paula stokes

From the author of The Art of Lainey and Liars, Inc. comes a fresh, contemporary story about a girl coping with PTSD and the boy who wants to help her move on from the past.

Sixteen-year-old Maguire knows the universe is against her. No matter how many charms she buys off the internet or good luck rituals she performs each morning, horrible things happen when she’s around. Like that time the roller coaster jumped off its tracks. Or the time the house next door caught on fire. Or the time her brother, father, and uncle were all killed in a car crash–and Maguire walked away with barely a scratch.  Continue reading “Review: Girl Against the Universe by Paula Stokes // This ain’t Wii sports”

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Sunshine Blogger Award … or playing catch-up

I’M CATCHING UP I SWEAR. Thank you so much Rebecca (I bet you thought I wouldn’t get to it huh? XD).

THE RULES

  1. Thank the blogger who nominated you by linking their blog
  2. Answer the questions
  3. Nominate 11 blogs with 11 questions
  4. List the rules as well as display the Sunshine Award Logo on your post

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Down the TBR Hole {2} || 2 out of 10 … I swear I’m not a horder >.<

Disclaimer: I am a firm believer in the never say never lifestyle, so don’t be surprised if you see some of these again… #sorrynotsorry

Down the TBR Hole was created by  LOST IN A STORY to tackle your TBR.

Alright, I’m back at it! My insomnia/shitty sleeping schedule has been messing with me, so I thought I’d do something light and productive (though by the looks of that title… not much was done T_T) Continue reading “Down the TBR Hole {2} || 2 out of 10 … I swear I’m not a horder >.<“

ARC Review: Toxic by Lydia Kang // Sentient spaceships are my thing pass it on

toxic by lydia kang

Cyclo, the first and largest biological ship of its kind, is dying. A small crew of mercenaries have handed over the rights to their life to document the death of the ship, but the abandoned ship is anything but abandoned—one girl has been left behind. Continue reading “ARC Review: Toxic by Lydia Kang // Sentient spaceships are my thing pass it on”

Review: First & Then by Emma Mills // PROTECT HIM AT ALL COST

first and then by emma mills

Devon Tennyson wouldn’t change a thing. She’s happy watching Friday night games from the bleachers, silently crushing on best friend Cas, and blissfully ignoring the future after high school. But the universe has other plans. It delivers Devon’s cousin Foster, an unrepentant social outlier with a surprising talent for football, and the obnoxiously superior and maddeningly attractive star running back, Ezra, right where she doesn’t want them: first into her P.E. class and then into every other aspect of her life. Continue reading “Review: First & Then by Emma Mills // PROTECT HIM AT ALL COST”

Top Five Wednesday- Favorite Friend Groups

Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly meme run by Thoughts on Tomes and Ginger Reads Lainey. The Goodreads group is linked here.

Over the years, books with friend-focused plots have become my favorites. So this weeks topic was easy yet hard since my heart is dead and cold, so it takes a lot to make me feel things.

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The Confession Chronicles || Are Netgalley and Edelweiss Limiting Me? {#3.2}

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Before we start, a disclaimer: I understand these websites make it somewhat easier for international readers to receive ARC’s (check out Book Allure and The Book Corps post for two sides of this argument), so this post is specifically referencing me and my experiences/feelings.

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Review: Worse Than Wicked by Kathryn Jankowski // 10 points for anti-heroine stories

worse than wicked by kathryn jankowski

“You think the mermaid queen wicked? You are worse, far worse, for you cloak the darkness of your heart behind a veil of innocence.”

Absolute power. Absolutely bewitching.

Desperate to free her mother from the Merfolk’s prison, sixteen-year-old Sofija agrees to bring back an ancient magic stolen from the sea. But after bruising encounters with scheming sprites, hostile Gypsies, and a coven of hedgewitches ready to erase her memories, Sofi can’t resist using her hard-won powers. Continue reading “Review: Worse Than Wicked by Kathryn Jankowski // 10 points for anti-heroine stories”

I’ve Been Eighteen For About A Week

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As you all know, I’ve just recently turned 18 and… already I’m doing things differently… Nothing too drastic, but it’s taken me aback because again, it’s been a week. Girl, chill.

But no one told me how scary this would be. I’ve been going to school for 12 years and now you want to change the routine? I’m a bit lost now on what to do with my days… and in general.

But this is a light post, so I won’t get too sappy on you.

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August Wrap Up and September TBR // I’ve accepted that I’m a witch.

I swear it’s like every month I’m telling you all about my declining mental health, but I assure you, I’m fine despite it… maybe… yeah 😉 .

I took ARC August serious, only reading ARC’s until about… the last week or so of the month(?) I’m exhausted, but I’m masochist enough to want to do it again? But this is definitely a once a month thing cause ya girl is tired.

Oh, and I’ve finally accepted the fact that I’m a witch. It’ Leigh Bardugo’s fault. So there’s that.

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