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Enemies to Lovers – #5OnMyTBR

Howdy and happy Monday!

Weekends are meant to be for chilling and relaxing but I do not feel chilled or relaxed. Ughhh the joys of new adulthood.😭😴

Anyways. It’s Monday which means it’s time for another round of #5OnMyTBR this week we’re talking all things Enemies to Lovers. This is one of my favourite tropes, how could it not be, but I actually only have a few books on my TBR.

#5OnMyTBR is a bookish meme hosted by E. @Local Bee Hunter’s Nook (me!) and you can learn more about it here or in the post announcing it. It occurs every Monday when we post about 5 books on our TBR.


Today Tonight Tomorrow by Rachel Lynn Solomon

This has the bluest book cover ever and I love it.

Today Tonight Tomorrow follows Rowan and Neil who have been rivals for all of high school. But when Neil wins Valedictorian Rowan only has one last chance to beat him one last time: win the senior class game called Howl.

After learning that a group of seniors are out to sabotage them Rowan and Neil begrudgingly team up. As the game takes them all over Seattle they learn so much more about each other and FEELINGS HAPPEN!! Obviously

This seems like a fun one.


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Anticipated Releases of 2020 // October – November – December

Hi and howdy, welcome to my blog 🙂

I was procrastinating, I was kind of being lazy, ya know how it is, so I am very, very late with my fourth and final (thank god) list of anticipated releases for 2020 but here it is!!!!

I’m skipping my usual babbling cause this post needs to hurry up and get written. Also I have cramp in my knee and the sooner I can go sprawl on my bed the better lol


October

We Were Restless Things by Cole Nagamatsu

This book has been on my radar for months now for one reason and one reason only: this ridiculously pretty cover. I mean how dare a cover be this aesthetically pleasing.

As for the actually plot I don’t know much. Somebody died, drowned I think and … there’s magical realism and LGBT+ characters.

Sometimes you just need to be vain and judge a book by it’s cover and that’s what I plan to do with this one.

Publication Date: October 6th 2020


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Blog Tour: You Know I’m No Good by Jessie Ann Foley

*ARC provided by the publishers through Turn The Page Tours in exchange for an honest review*

Trigger Warnings: Sexual Assault, Suicidal Ideation, Drug and Alcohol Use, Self-Harm

Publication Date: October 13th 2020


Mia is officially a Troubled Teen—she gets bad grades, drinks too much, and has probably gone too far with too many guys. But she doesn’t realize how out of control her parents think she is until they send her away to Red Oak Academy, a therapeutic boarding school in rural Minnesota.

While there, Mia starts confronting her painful past, and questions the purpose of Red Oak. After all, if the Red Oak girls were boys, they never would have been treated the way that they are. Amidst the revelations that cause her to question the way that society treats young women, circumstances outside of her control force Mia to discover what happens when she makes herself vulnerable enough to be truly seen by the rest of the world.


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The Liebster Award #3

Hello and welcome to my blog.

I have no idea what’s going on right now. I’ve gone and got myself all confused in terms of school things I need to do and my schedule for the next couple of days and now I’m all anxious. 😂

Because of that I’m taking a break from thinking/existing and I’m going to be doing The Liebster Award for the third time!

This time around I was kindly nominated by Meghan @ Whimsically Meghan. Go check out her blog!!


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Historical – #5OnMyTBR

Howdy and happy Monday! It’s an especially happy Monday today because here in Spain it’s a bank holiday meaning no school! As a tired student I would like to thank whoever created the idea of bank holidays. You’re the real hero of this story.

Today I am back with another round of #5OnMyTBR and today we’re talking all about Historical books.

#5OnMyTBR is a bookish meme hosted by E. @Local Bee Hunter’s Nook (me!) and you can learn more about it here or in the post announcing it. It occurs every Monday when we post about 5 books on our TBR.

I am taking three history classes this year: Art History, Spanish History and History of Philosophy, (four if you count my Latin class), so you’d think I’d be into historical fiction novels but alas, I barely ever read them.

While Historical Fiction is one of my least favourite genres I am interested in reading more I just got to find my personal sweet spot within the genre and I think these books I’m about to talk about could be that.


This Is Not the Jess Show by Anna Carey

We’re starting off this list with an odd one because while this does have historical themes, this book is actually set in the future!

This is Not the Jess Show is basically a YA version of The Truman Show in that it’s a thriller novel about a girl whose life has been one big production, filmed and broadcasted to the world without her knowing.

The historical themes of this and why I’m including it on this list is because it’s kind of but kind of not set in the 90’s. It’s hard to explain so I’ll just say GO READ THIS BOOK WHEN IT COMES OUT!!

I got an ARC of this and I’m currently reading it and I am loving it but I’m unclear on the release date. Goodreads says November 2020, Netgalley says January 2021 so who knows!


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My thoughts on … popular YA tropes!

Hi and hello ☺

I am feeling slightly anxious right now as I have my driving theory test today (tomorrow as I’m writing this) and I have an irrational fear of failure, so I’ve scrapped my original plans for todays post and instead I’m going to be super chill and talk about my thoughts on Popular YA Tropes!

I was considering doing a Tier Rank List so I got this list of tropes from there but I decided just chit-chatting about each one independantly was much easier then ranking. I have 14 tropes to talk about today so let’s begin:


Heists

I don’t know if I really have much of an opinion when it comes to this trope as the only thing I’ve ever read with a major heist plot-line is, of course, the Six of Crows duology.

Moving away from YA though there are heist TV shows and movies that I’ve watched such as Oceans 8 (I have no plans to watch any of the others but this was goood) and Casa de Papel, aka Money Heist (still haven’t finished the first season though cause I am terrible).

I think my favourite element of this trope is in the character interactions. Such different personalities having together. I especially love a bit of antagonism between two characters thrown into the mix.

Recommendations/On my TBR:

I’ll happily take more of this trope where I can get it. Sadly the only book on my TBR that I know has Heist elements is Death Prefers Blondes by Caleb Roehrig so if you have any recs I’d love to hear them!


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September Wrap Up!!!

Hello😊

So. I just choked on my cup of tea. Don’t know how that happened but it happened and my life low-key flashed before my eyes. My 18 years of life flashed before me and yet I can barely remember anything that happened this past September.

September was largely uneventful besides from the fact that I went back to school for my final year.

I was about to say “not much has happened at school yet” but then I remembered that 5 people from my class (and more from other classes) are quarantined because they sat in the front row for French and the teacher tested positive for Covid. (They’re all fine, they’ve tested negative, they’ll be back at school this week).

Another thing that happened is that I read 8 books, most of which were 2020 releases. I’m very pleasantly surprised by how much I read this month and the fact that I crossed a few new releases off my TBR.

OK I’ve been rambling forever now so I’m switching gears and talking about books :p



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✨Magic✨- #5OnMyTBR

Hi, hey, hello!! Happy Monday 🙂

Why does productivity strike at the absolute worst time? It’s currently 2am. I’ve not long finished my shift and instead of trying to sleep so I can power through on all of my homework tomorrow I am sat here, eating Cheerios, catching up on YouTube drama and I’m about to talk all about Magic Books!!!

#5OnMyTBR is a bookish meme hosted by E. @Local Bee Hunter’s Nook (me!) and you can learn more about it here or in the post announcing it. It occurs every Monday when we post about 5 books on our TBR.


A Deadly Education by Naomi Novik

This book is beautiful and I have all of my fingers crossed that the insides are just as good.

A Deadly Education is set at a school for the magically gifted called “The Scholomance” where learning has never been so deadly. Other then that I know that the main character is called El but that’s about it.

I’ve seen people reading this and God I’m so jealous. I’m sticking this on my Christmas list so I probably won’t get to it for a few months but I’m excited.


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It’s Spooky Season!!!👻// October TBR

Guyyyyysssss!!! It’s October 1st and you know what that means … IT’S HALLOWEEN!!!

Are you excited? I’m excited! I have exactly 0 plans this year due to the fact that I have no friends and we’re in the middle of a world wide pandemic but I just like the Halloween Vibes™.

In celebration of it being Spooky Season I bring to you an October TBR which features a couple of books that I hope are going to get me into the mood.

This month I am hoping to read 5 books. I’ve done the math, something I rarely do because math makes my brain hurts, and I’ve realised that if I read 5 books every month for the next 3 months then I will accomplish my unofficial goal of reading 100 books this year.

It’s crazy to me that I could possibly achieve this. I’m never gonna get this close again so I really wanna buckle down. And so without further ado these are the books I want to read this month:


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Book Review: Vampires Never Get Old by Zoraida Cordova & Natalie C. Parker

Hi and hello, welcome to my blog 🙂

Today I bring to you a review of Vampires Never Get Old: Tales with Fresh Bite, an anthology collection edited by Zoraida Cordova and Natalie C. Parker that re-examines and re-imagines popular vampire tropes under from a point of view that is not that of a white, cisgender, able-bodied, straight man.

Publication Date: September 22nd 2020

I haven’t read many anthologies. I think this might actually be my first non-Shadowhunter related bind up so I don’t have much in the way to compare it to and so I’m just going to go through the 11 short stories individually and say what I thought 🙂


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