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ARC Review: If This Get’s Out by Sophie Gonzales & Cale Dietrich

*ARC courtesy of Netgalley*

Publication Date: December 7th 2021

Eighteen-year-olds Ruben Montez and Zach Knight are two members of the boy-band Saturday, one of the biggest acts in America. Along with their bandmates, Angel Phan and Jon Braxton, the four are teen heartbreakers in front of the cameras and best friends backstage. But privately, cracks are starting to form: their once-easy rapport is straining under the pressures of fame, and Ruben confides in Zach that he’s feeling smothered by management’s pressure to stay in the closet.

On a whirlwind tour through Europe, with both an unrelenting schedule and minimal supervision, Ruben and Zach come to rely on each other more and more, and their already close friendship evolves into a romance. But when they decide they’re ready to tell their fans and live freely, Zach and Ruben start to truly realize that they will never have the support of their management. How can they hold tight to each other when the whole world seems to want to come between them?

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May Wrap Up + 🌸Top 5 books I read this spring🌸

Helloo, happy whatever day it is today. I’m kind of out of school now (its’ complicated) so I don’t focus on what day it is till much later on in the afternoon when I have to remember if I have a driving lesson or shift at work.

Today I’m joining two posts in one: my May wrap up aswell as talking about my favourite books I read this spring.

I was looking at the books I’ve read over the last three months and while I’ve enjoyed a lot of what I’ve read, there’s a lot of entire series and a fair few re-reads, so I think it’d be kind of boring, hence the combination.

May Wrap Up

My TBR for May included 3 books. I knew I was going to be busy with school so I didn’t want to put too much pressure on myself to read. I ended up only reading 1 of those books on my TBR but in total I read 8 books this month 😂

Night Owls by Jenn Bennett – Jenn Bennett has become one of my favourite contemporary authors recently. I love her work so much that I’ve read all of her currently published books so when I was in the mood for something quick and easy I decided to re-read Night Owls.

This book follows budding anatomy artist who randomly meets the notorious street artist Jack who has been “defacing” the city left and right and a romance soon blooms.

I love the romance of this one, love how easy it is to read, and especially the focus on different and unique art styles. I’m trying not to re-read too many books but I lowkey want to go back and re-read more of Bennets books.

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ARC Review: The One’s We’re Meant to Find by Joan He.

*ARC courtesy of NetGalley*

Publication Date: May 4th 2021

Cee has been trapped on an abandoned island for three years without any recollection of how she arrived, or memories from her life prior. All she knows is that somewhere out there, beyond the horizon, she has a sister named Kay. Determined to find her, Cee devotes her days to building a boat from junk parts scavenged inland, doing everything in her power to survive until the day she gets off the island and reunites with her sister.

In a world apart, 16-year-old STEM prodigy Kasey Mizuhara is also living a life of isolation. The eco-city she calls home is one of eight levitating around the world, built for people who protected the planet―and now need protecting from it. With natural disasters on the rise due to climate change, eco-cities provide clean air, water, and shelter. Their residents, in exchange, must spend at least a third of their time in stasis pods, conducting business virtually whenever possible to reduce their environmental footprint. While Kasey, an introvert and loner, doesn’t mind the lifestyle, her sister Celia hated it. Popular and lovable, Celia much preferred the outside world. But no one could have predicted that Celia would take a boat out to sea, never to return.

Now it’s been three months since Celia’s disappearance, and Kasey has given up hope. Logic says that her sister must be dead. But as the public decries her stance, she starts to second guess herself and decides to retrace Celia’s last steps. Where they’ll lead her, she does not know. Her sister was full of secrets. But Kasey has a secret of her own. 

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I have no idea what to expect // April TBR

Hey, hello and welcome back to my blog.

I wasn’t going to make an official TBR for this month but I have a few books I really want to read and I think sharing that list will make me more likely to actually go ahead and read them so here I am. Sharing my plans is a way of making sure I follow through on them.

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Blog Tour: The Secrete Recipe for Moving On by Karen Bischer

*ARC provided by Expresso Tours in exchange for an honest review*

Publication Date: March 23rd 2021

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Home economics is supposed to be an easy A for Ellie Agresti, but, much like an imperfect souffle, her plans collapse epically when she’s dumped by her boyfriend, Hunter. Now Ellie has to mend her broken heart while watching Hunter fawn all over his new girlfriend, Brynn, in class. To make matters worse, Ellie is partnered with four of the biggest misfit guys in school: Jeremy, the loudmouth with temper issues; Isaiah, the solemn, silent horse racing obsessive; Andrew, who can’t take rejection; and Luke, the giant, tattooed stunt biker.

Over the course of a semester, Ellie works to overcome her feelings for Hunter, as well as deeper insecurities that have plagued her since middle school. As the weeks go by, she’s surprised to find friendships in unexpected places… and sparks flying with the last guy she’d expect.

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❄Top 5 Books I Read this Winter❄

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I got like 4 hours of sleep last night so I’m lagging but today we’re going back in time to have a look at what I’ve been reading over the last 3 months so I can chat a bit about my favourites. Collectively between December, January and February I read 27 books but it was actually super easy to assemble a list of my 5 favourites because a lot of what I read was either a re-read or just wasn’t anything special.

There’s a high chance I’ve talked about these books way too much already but I’m going to talk about them one more time for good measure.

Kingdom of the Wicked by Kerri Mansicalco.

This one I know for sure I’ve mentioned way too much and part of me is sorry, the other part really isn’t because it’s a good book that deserves the hype. I enjoyed this book so much that it prompted me to start reading the authors extremely popular series, Stalking Jack the Ripper, which I was 98% sure I wasn’t bothered about reading.

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Blog Tour: Bright Burning Stars by A.K Small

*ARC provided by Algonquin Publicity in exchange for an honest review*

Publication Date: May 2, 2021

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Best friends Marine Duval and Kate Sanders have trained at the Paris Opera Ballet School since childhood, where they’ve formed an inseparable bond forged by respective family tragedies and a fierce love for dance. When the body of a student is found in the dorms just before the start of their final year, Marine and Kate begin to ask themselves what they would do to win the ultimate prize: to be the one girl selected to join the Opera’s prestigious corps de ballet. Would they die? Cheat? Seduce the most talented boy in the school, dubbed the Demigod, hoping his magic would make them shine, too? Neither girl is sure.

But then Kate gets closer to the Demigod, even as Marine has begun to capture his heart. And as selection day draws near, the competition—for the prize, for the Demigod—becomes fiercer, and Marine and Kate realize they have everything to lose, including each other.

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A pretty dull month // February Wrap Up

Hi, happy Friday WandaVision day!!! Kind of heartbroken today’s the last episode but also hyped because it means it’s almost time for The Falcon and the Winter Soldier series. I apologise in advance for the person I’m going to become when this show is released.

Before I start my nerdy ramblings, today I’m going to be talking about everything I read in February. I read way more then I was expecting but I didn’t really love anything. There was lot’s of 3 stars, so many in a row infact that I started thinking I was the problem.

Thankfully I had fanfiction to keep me entertained. I’m in the midst of a new “fandom obsession” at the minute so I’ve been reading a lotttt of fanfiction. It’ll wear off soon enough so right now I’m just riding it out and my sleep schedule is the one suffering.

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Series, series, and maybe some more series // March TBR

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Happy March, how the hell are we back here already?? I feel like this is round about when things started going from bad to worse last year so let’s all just cross our fingers and pray to whatever it is we believe in.

Ok now that that’s done and dusted let’s talk about what I’m planning on reading over the next couple of weeks. February was kind of a dud month when it came to books. I read more then I was expecting too but the quality really wasn’t up there. I’m hoping for better this March!

A Better Bad Idea by Laurie Devore – First up we have a repeat offender. I was meant to read this last month but got distracted. I’m not mad about it though, I managed to get ahead on a couple other ARCs.

I’m still not totally sure what this book is about. It’s pitched as The End of the F*cking World meets Sadie, a TV show I haven’t watched and a book I had to put down because of a slump.

It’s fine. I don’t need to know what it’s about I’m just hoping I enjoy it.

Seige & Storm and hopefully also Ruin & Rising by Leigh Bardugo – The teaser trailer for the Netflix series dropped and I freaked! It looks so bloody good!!!

But it also reminded me that I haven’t finished the trilogy and I need to get on that and so I re-read Shadow & Bone in just over 24 hours and now it’s time to move on to the other two books.

I’m really excited to crack on with this series. I love Alina so much and I’m looking forward to reading this before watching the show!!

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I need to study but books 😭// February TBR

Sup my peeps.

I am tired. I’m also getting more stressed and anxious by the day so I have no regrets in starting today’s post off with a “sup my peeps”. I’m just gonna roll with it.

Today I’m going to talk a little bit about the books I want to read this February. Last month I read 11 books. I do not expect to accomplish that again because I have eight exams already scheduled for the couple of weeks. Yay😭

That being said, I have at least 5 books on this TBR (it might be more by the time I finish writing, even I’m not sure). I really want to focus on ARCs this month as I have a few Blog Tours coming up in March and I want to get ahead instead of adding more stress to my life. February is also Black History Month so I’m going to try and make an extra effort to read books by black authors.

Grown by Tiffany D. Jackson – I’ve talked about this book a fair few times in recent months but I would like to say again how beautiful I think this cover is! I’m hoping I have equally as great feelings for the story inside.

This book follows Enchanted, an aspiring musician, who becomes wrapped up in a legendary producer Korey Fields. Despite his fame and notoriety he has a dark side so when he turns up dead all eyes are on Enchanted.

I think this is going to be super compelling, I’ve seen nothing but great reviews and I’m excited!

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