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Some cute contemporaries you need to read!

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Today I come to you with a list of 4 super sweet and adorable contemporary novels.

I definitely don’t think any of these are “the best books ever written” but not every book needs to be a masterpiece. They have their flaws but I think there’s a chance that they’ll make you smile which is so much more important 🙂

Queens of Geek by Jen Wilde

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Mini Review: Leo Loves Aries by Anyta Sunday

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Publication Date: December 4th 2016

Series: Signs of Love #1

Theo Wallace usually laughs at the horoscopes his mom sends. Still hung up on his ex-girlfriend and practically friendless, this one begs him to reconsider. Because a friendship that stuck, that thrived…

When his sister Leone challenges him to find her the perfect date for a spring wedding, Theo uses it as a chance to make new friends. Theo’s ex economics tutor and newest roommate Mr Jamie Cooper seems to be a possible and convenient match.

But watch out, Leo, the stars have a surprise in store… Read More. Continue reading “Mini Review: Leo Loves Aries by Anyta Sunday”

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Book Review: Wanderlost by Jen Malone

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Publication Date: May 31st 2016

Aubree can’t think of a better place to be than in perfectly boring Ohio, and she’s ready for a relaxing summer. But when her older sister, Elizabeth, gets into real trouble, Aubree is talked into taking over Elizabeth’s summer job, leading a group of senior citizens on a bus tour through Europe. 


My Rating:⭐⭐⭐

This book wasn’t great but you know what, that’s okay.

In this book we follow 17 year old Aubree Sadler who is, to be blunt, a disaster. Same girl same. When her perfect older sister Elizabeth is arrested it falls to Aubree to go to Europe and lead a tour guide of senior citizens while pretending to be Elizabeth. The sister have everything planned to a T but almost straight away everything goes wrong. Possibly the only promising part of the disaster infected trip is the mystery boy Sam on the other end of the phone. Wanderlost is a book about self discovery and a blossoming romance with a European backdrop.

Ok so I went into this book hoping for lots of travel. That was the aspect that I was fully focused on and wanted to be great but a lot of time was spent on the bus or in hotel rooms. I did enjoy what snippets we got, even if they weren’t described in overmuch detail. It made for a cute backdrop to the romance though.

Talking of romance Aubree and Sam were cute together. I knew from the first phone conversation they had together that I was going to be rooting for them. I feel like Aubree grew a lot throughout the course of their relationship and Sam was funny and a total sweetie.

Also NO INSTALOVE!!! Can I get a round of applause please and thank you. I felt the development of their relationship was really natural and realistic. There was no case of knowing each other for five minutes and then sprouting their eternal love for one another and for that I am grateful.

At the beginning I had my doubts on this book. There’s a lot of set up really fast and it’s like “wow calm down a minute”. I feel like just one or two more chapters or even scenes at the start would have benefited a lot but after that the pacing worked out well.

I was disappointed with how Aubree’s secrete was revealed to Sam. I don’t see this as a spoiler because it’s obvious from the plot of the book that her secrete is going to be, at some point, revealed. In my opinion it led to a pretty anticlimactic ending. Aubree’s mums reaction to finding out her daughter had gone to Europe instead of a summer camp in Maine though was hilarious so maybe all can be forgiven.

And the final thing I want to say about this book is that I thought the sister, Elizabeth, was a bit fo bitch. I liked the fact that sibling age differences was talked about in this book and how as you get older that changes your relationship. I myself am 4, 8 and 13 years older then my three siblings so it was fun to see that but Elizabeth really got on my nerves on how she constantly doubted her sister and belittled her over something so small her her mum making her snacks.

That rant wasn’t necessary to my review but it feels good to get it off my chest.

Overall I thought this book was enjoyable  but nothing amazing but i feel like if you’re looking for a cute, easy to read romance with the added bonus of European travel you should check it out.

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February Wrap Up

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February is over. We’ve survived somehow. Well done to us is all I can say. Today I’m going to be wrapping up and talking all about the books I read in February.

I have absolutely nothing of import or interest to say because it’s nearly midnight and I am hungry so I’m just going to jump right on with my wrap up 🙂

Scammed by Kristen Simmons

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The first thing I completed this month was an ARC which I’m thrilled about because I’m trying to read at least one ARC a month. Scammed is the sequel to last years The Decievers which I enjoyed however I liked book 2 a lot more.

I was wary going into this because I couldn’t remember much from the previous novel however the first few chapters of this book did a great job at catching me up to speed, jogging my memory and then wasted no time in getting straight into the action which I thought was missing from the first book.

This series follows a girl who attends a super elite boarding school for con artists and in exchange for this opportunity and future college tuition and overall life success Brynn has to put her conning skills to the work for the owner/funder/headmaster? of the school but of course, she get’s into a more then she ever thought she could handle.


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Trying New Genres 2020

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Today I am adding more books to my TBR because obviously that’s something I need to do. More specifically I’m talking about genres I want to try or focus on more this year.

I feel like this year I want to explore more things because I tend to gravitate towards popular books instead of finding my own things to like so I want to carve out my own “reading personality” this year, I suppose you could say. So here are five genres I want to focus on more in 2020:

Dark Academia

Is this actually a genre? I don’t know but it’s something I want to read more of either way. I read Ninth House recently and my love for that book has set in stone my plans to try more books like it.

I’m going with the most popular at first just because there’s clearly a reason so many people like them and those are:

  • The Secrete History by Donna Tart
  • Vengeful by V.E Schwab (this was on the goodreads list so I’m counting it)
  • If We Were Villains by M.L Rio

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Bookshelf Tour 2019

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So this blog post was meant to go up mid August … it’s now mid October. I’m terrible. So back in summer we had my cousins coming to stay for the week which meant mum was on a cleaning rampage and I got infected with the cleaning bug … at midnight. Yeah I decided 12 o’clock at night was a great time to take all my books off my shelves, clean them and reorganize.

I did a “Book shelf tour” round about this time last year, when this was a new blog and things and I didn’t think I’d do another but I’m really liking how they look at the minute (although they are slightly different now due to me buying new books and having to stick them somewhere) and so I thought why not share.

Apologies in advance for my terrible photography. 

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Jenn Bennett // Authors I Want to Read More Of.

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Today I’m going to be talking about an author I want to read more of: Jenn Bennett.

Jenn Bennett is an award winning Young Adult author whose books I’ve come to love this year. Her romances are so cute and I love how she includes different topics for example astronomy and anatomical art. (Is that what it’s called?)

What I’ve Read:

 

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