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

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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

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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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ARC Review: This Is Not The Jess Show by Anna Carey

Hi. Elli from October 2020 here 🙂 I read my digital ARC of this book a fair few months in advance and so this review is getting written and then scheduled for whenever this book is due to come out. Happy New Year I suppose!!

Publication Date: January 5th 2021

Like many teens, sometimes it feels as though everything in Jess Flynn’s life has been engineered for maximum drama–from her performance at the school talent show, to the reappearance of her childhood best friend and perennial crush Jeremy, to her friends trying to set her up with one of the hottest guys in school. It’s almost as if everything might finally be going her way…until one day a tiny black phone with an apple logo on its screen falls out of her best friend’s backpack and lands at Jess’s feet.

The problem is, it’s 1998, and the first iPhone isn’t due out for another nine years. Read More.

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December Wrap Up!

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There’s a bunch of stuff I should be doing right now: reading, sleeping, writing my personal statement for university. Instead I’m watching old episodes of Graham Norton and I’m going to talk about all the books I read last month.

December was a great reading month for me, unexpectedly. For me December means two things: Christmas (yay) and also end of term exams (boo) so for both of those reasons I definitely was not expecting to read 10 books, and decent books too!

In a Holidaze by Christina Lauren ⭐⭐⭐.75 – This book was a book of firsts: first book I read in December, first book by Christina Lauren and the first Christmas book I ever read and I had a great time. Previous to the week I picked this up I had heard next to nothing about this book until suddenly it was everywhere and I decided to give it a try.

I read this entire thing in just a couple of hours which is even more impressive when I point out I spent most of the night studying for a big history exam I had the next day. This book ended up being just what I needed to de-stress and chill out. It was cute, funny and sexy and the time travel/groundhog day elements were a lot of fun to read about. I will 100% read more from this author duo.

Turtle Under Ice by Juleah del Rosario ⭐⭐⭐ – I really love this over but that’s besides the point. This book is novel in verse all about grief and the different way two sisters deal with their grief over the loss of their mother. I enjoyed this and read it one day but it’s not something that’s going to stick with me although I gotta give it props because the more novels in verse I read, the less intimidated I am by them.

Together, Apart by Various Authors ⭐⭐⭐⭐.5 – This made the honourable mentions of my 2020 favourites and for a good reason. It’s insane and hilarious to me that this is a thing that exists but it was actually the best anthology collection I’ve ever read. Yes I’ve only read 3, including this one, but it’s still top of the list. This is essentially a bunch of impossibly cute romances and meet cutes set during the pandemic. I read this whole thing while feeling very anxious one night and it really cheered me up.

10 Blind Dates by Ashley Elston ⭐⭐⭐⭐ – Another Christmas book! One I’ve wanted to read since it’s release. This book is all about a girl who is dumped over Christmas so her very large extended family take it upon themselves to set her up on various blind dates. I loved the family dynamics in this book and how crazy but entertaining each of the blind dates were. I think this will end up being one I try and read every Christmas season.

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🍂Top 6 Books I Read This Autumn🍂


It’s officially winter and let me tell you I am feeling it. My hands are like icicles, I’m basically living in my dressing gown and I’ve been wrapping my cat up because I’m scared he’s going to freeze, as you can see in this adorable cute photo of him:

This means though, that it’s time to talk about my favourite books from the last three months. In total during September, October and November I read 21 books and I really did try to narrow it down to 5 but I couldn’t manage it and so here are the 6 of my favourite books that I read in autumn.

(BTW these are in order of date read. I don’t think I could possibly order them from favourite to least favourite or anything like that. I loved them all.)

Wayward Son by Rainbow Rowell.

I’m so proud of myself for finally starting this series and for reading the sequel within a decent amount of time. I’m mentally patting myself on the back for this right now. Well done me. 👏👏👏

Before reading this sequel I was nervous because of the reactions I’d seen to this upon it’s release. Some people were disappointed after waiting so long for a second book, but I low-key liked it even more then Carry On.

I really enjoyed the fact that it’s set in America. Simon, Baz and Penelope’s reactions to the country and their way of life was hilarious to me, a fellow Brit. I also liked the fact that Simon and Baz’s relationship wasn’t all happiness and romance. There was conflict and things they have to work through and their love didn’t erase their trauma which I appreciated a whole lot.

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I’m drowning in ARCs again … send help // TBR

Howdy. Welcome to my blog. Today I am procrastinating. 👏Yay!👏 Instead of studying for my two exams, I’m going to be talking about the ARCs I currently need to read.

I actually did a post similar this last year and none of them are on my ARC shelf anymore so it seems like naming and shaming myself works.

Kingdom of the Wicked by Kerri Maniscalco

I’ve been saying I’m going to start this book for days now, its open to the first page on my Kindle and everything but I haven’t had time.

This book is the first of new series following two persecuted twin witches, Emilia and Vittoria. When Vittoria is brutally murdered Emilia seeks vengeance on the killer. Then Emilia meets Wrath, a prince of hell tasked with solving a series of murders and … I’m guessing the two team up??

I didn’t know what to expect when I requested this book. I saw a pretty cover and a plot about witches and said “yes please!”. I’ve since learnt this is by the author of Stalking Jack the Ripper, a series I haven’t read but am interested in, and I’ve seen nothing but good reviews.

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