I actually enjoyed “The Summer I Turned Pretty”. WTF!

A couple of years ago I read a popular called The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Hann … and I absolutely hated it. Like, I started reading this at midnight and finished it at 4am, fuelled on by my anger.

I’ve since taken every opportunity to bitch on this book every chance I get.

I am now having a full on existential crisis because I’ve just finished watching the TV show and I LOVED IT!! What the hell?!?! This is honestly the most unexpected thing that’s happened to me all year so we’re gonna talk about that today.

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💓Modern Day Meet Cute’s💓

It’s my last post of February and you bet I’m squeezing one last romance related blog post out of this month!

Saying that though, I have had this post planned for months now I’ve just never gotten around to actually writing it. Today I come to you with some books that have what I’m calling “a modern day meet cute“.

By “modern day meet cute” I mean that the two characters meet online in some way and their relationship develops online. That kind of thing. I’ve be wracking my brains for more books like this but in the months I’ve been wanting to write this post, I’ve only come up with 4 which seems crazy, I feel like there should be loads more.

There’s every chance I’m just completely forgetting a few. Let’s have a look at the one’s I’ve got, and you can tell me in the comments which one’s I’ve left out!

Simon Vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertali

apparently I don’t have the book cover in my gallery and I’m too lazy to go find it.

Was this the first YA book to do what I’m pegging as “the modern day meet-cute”? I think so. In this book we of course have Simon, who is closeted to everyone besides his online friend Blue, who he talks to through e-mails.

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It’s Pride Month Bitches🌈// June TBR

Helloo, happy Monday :))

So I more or less had a TBR planned and ready and then I realised it was June, meaning it was pride month.

I’m not saying I only read LGBTQ+ books in July for pride, but I do try and give extra focus to books with LGBTQ+ representation, especially this year because usually I’m swamped with school but I have more time on my hands then normal now.

Anyways, remembering what month we were about to be in, I took a look at my planned TBR and … it turns out more or less all the books I wanted to read were LGBTQ+ book so literally nothing needed changing😂

The first book on my TBR was going to be I Was Born for This by Alice Oseman but … I finished reading that before writing this so we’re going to have to wait till July to find out my thoughts and feelings … or until I write a review. IDK yet.

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I read the entire Vampire Academy series in a week. (why am i like this?)

Howdy doodle 🤠😊 Welcome to my blog.

If you’re a regular reader of this blog then you may recall that a week and a half ago I made a whole post discussing the news of Vampire Academy being adapted for a TV show, while also complaining that the movie deserved better.

Well. Inspired by my own rambles, I picked up the first book to re-read just for fun but then one things led to another and ten days later I officially finished the entire six book series.

5 years these books have sat on my shelf and I read the lot in 10 days 😂😂 I don’t know what came over me. Actually I do. It was ✨anxiety✨ that prompted me to hide from life by reading these books at an onbsessive rate but that’s besides the point.

I really, really enjoyed my time re-reading the first four books and then finally finishing the final two novels and I’m here to talk to you about the series today.

*the covers are ugly. please enjoy this instead*

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I’m still mourning the Vampire Academy movie.

The word around the internet the other day is that Vampire Academy is getting a new TV show, which “yay”, I’m always excited about book adaptations but I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t slightly bitter about the movie.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m not bitter because it was a bad movie that was totally unrecognisable to the original novel. I’m bitter because there was no sequel!!!

In my opinion Vampire Academy (2014) was by far one of the top tier book to film adaptations. After watching for the first time I was hooked. I went on to watch it again and again, and even got the entire book series, (which I still haven’t read the last 2 books of).

They had the perfect cast in Zoey Deutch as Rose and Lucy Fry as Lissa. After the release of this movie I would search for any information about the sequel for a good year or so. I think I even set a google alert. The sequel, Frostbite, was my favourite book of what I’ve so far read and I was excited to see an adaptation of that but alas …

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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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Book Review: Now That I’ve Found You by Kristina Forest

Publication Date: August 25th 2020

Following in the footsteps of her überfamous grandma, eighteen-year-old Evie Jones is poised to be Hollywood’s next big star. That is until a close friend’s betrayal leads to her being blacklisted . . .

Fortunately, Evie knows just the thing to save her floundering career: a public appearance with America’s most beloved actress—her grandma Gigi, aka the Evelyn Conaway. The only problem? Gigi is a recluse who’s been out of the limelight for almost twenty years. Days before Evie plans to present her grandma with an honorary award in front of Hollywood’s elite, Gigi does the unthinkable: she disappears.

With time running out and her comeback on the line, Evie reluctantly enlists the help of the last person to see Gigi before she vanished: Milo Williams, a cute musician Evie isn’t sure she can trust. Read More.

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💕Romance Recommendations™ but it’s just me rambling incoherently💕

Sup Buttercups 😊

It’s Saturday! No I’m not writing this from the future, I’m writing this nearly a week ago because I’m trying out this thing called “time management” and getting work done ahead of time 👏👏

I had a busy day at work today. The guy I work with was off ill so I basically ran the bar all by myself today for the first time and we were very busy. I enjoyed it though. I like the majority of our customers, there’s a pack of sweets that have been behind the bar for over a month that I’m making my way through and I stole some of the football-watchers picknick. Also the tips were good which is always a plus.

But still. I’m tired. And so I thought, with Valentines day having come and gone by this point, how about I just talk about some romance books for a while. Queue the incoherent rambling:

I have two words for you and those two words are: Mutual Pining. This is a trope I didn’t realise I loved so much until I read More Than Maybe by Erin Hahn. Yes I have talked about this book far too much since reading it last year and yes, I’m sure you’re tired of me talking about it non-stop, but no I’m not even sorry because this book deserves all the love.

If you like music and if you like romance then you should read this, (even if you don’t like either of these two things you should still read it because I want more books from this author).

In this we follow Vada, an aspiring music journalist, and Luke, the son of a punk-rock star who doesn’t understand why his son prefers to be behind the scenes writing and composing compared to front and centre on stage. These two have had crushes from afar on each other for a while, both thinking the other doesn’t know they exist, and then they’re paired up for a school project and thinks get interesting.

This was one of those romances that filled my heart and has me so excited to talk about it because I loved it that much. Their chemistry and the YEARNING 😭 I need to go re-read this asap. ALSO: TEEN WOLF REFERENCES!!!!

*I basically reviewed the book right here right now but if you’re interested here’s my slightly more detailed review :)*

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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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Together, Apart: Lockdown Love-stories … the most 2020 thing ever 😂

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So tonight, the night I’m writing this post, the anxiety levels are rising and instead of dealing with that, I of course had to read and review an entire anthology collection to take my mind off of things.

The anthology in question is Together, Apart a collection of lockdown love stories all set within the Covid pandemic. I find it ridiculously hilarious that this is a thing that exists. What even is this year? 😂😭

I’m not going to lie, I didn’t have the highest of expectations for this, despite featuring stories from some great authors such as Brittney Morris and Erin Hahn, but I was proved very wrong. Infact it’s my favourite anthology collection I’ve ever read, hands down.

Every single one of these stories got a big fat smile out of me as the romances were tooth-rottingly sweet and the depictions of how these characters lived in lockdown was relatable.

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