War Storm – A Book I’d Never Thought I’d Read and Yet Somehow Loved (A Spoiler Free Review)

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VICTORY COMES AT A PRICE.

Mare Barrow learned this all too well when Cal’s betrayal nearly destroyed her. Now determined to protect her heart—and secure freedom for Reds and newbloods like her—Mare resolves to overthrow the kingdom of Norta once and for all… starting with the crown on Maven’s head.

But no battle is won alone, and before the Reds may rise as one, Mare must side with the boy who broke her heart in order to defeat the boy who almost broke her. Cal’s powerful Silver allies, alongside Mare and the Scarlet Guard, prove a formidable force. But Maven is driven by an obsession so deep, he will stop at nothing to have Mare as his own again, even if it means demolishing everything—and everyone—in his path.

War is coming, and all Mare has fought for hangs in the balance. Will victory be enough to topple the Silver kingdoms? Or will the little lightning girl be forever silenced?

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The Bird and the Blade – (ARC Review)

★★

(2.25/5)


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As a slave in the Kipchak Khanate, Jinghua has lost everything: her home, her family, her freedom … until she finds herself an unlikely conspirator in the escape of Prince Khalaf and his irascible father as they flee from their enemies across the vast Mongol Empire. On the run, with adversaries on all sides and an endless journey ahead, Jinghua hatches a scheme to use the Kipchaks’ exile to return home, a plan that becomes increasingly fraught as her feelings for Khalaf evolve into a hopeless love.

Jinghua’s already dicey prospects take a downward turn when Khalaf seeks to restore his kingdom by forging a marriage alliance with Turandokht, the daughter of the Great Khan. As beautiful as she is cunning, Turandokht requires all potential suitors to solve three impossible riddles to win her hand—and if they fail, they die.

Jinghua has kept her own counsel well, but with Khalaf’s kingdom—and his very life—on the line, she must reconcile the hard truth of her past with her love for a boy who has no idea what she’s capable of … even if it means losing him to the girl who’d sooner take his life than his heart.

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Mystery Blogger Award – #Dos

Hello, hello fellow book lovers! I’m trying to get back into my normal blogging schedule now that my final exams are done with!

Yes, that’s right! My exams are done! I’m officially on vacation! Minus that one essay, I still have to turn in tomorrow.

But anyway, I’m trying to get through all of my tags and awards from before and after my little hiatus so I’ll be posting a lot more in the next few days/weeks. So, be on the lookout for those!

I was nominated for this by Another Book in the Wall. Thank you so much, Kelly! She’s honestly the sweetest person and if you guys don’t know her yet, I recommend you go check out her blog!

Now, without further ado, let’s get to it!

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The Best Books You’ve Never Read! – Underrated Books Y’all Should Read

I was looking through my Goodreads shelves not too long ago, looking for a list of favorites for this other post I had in mind. And then I noticed something. That there were several books on that list that I never hear anyone talking about!

As always, there are books everyone reads. The hyped books. The ones who get their authors to do book tours and movie deals.

Then there are the others ones who are ignored by the masses and yet loved by a dedicated few. The ones whose quality very few acknowledge and yet, everyone should.

Those are the ones I bring you here today! The books that no one talks about, but everyone should definitely check out!

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My So Called Bollywood Life – ARC Review

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Winnie Mehta was never really convinced that Raj was her soulmate, but their love was written in the stars. Literally, a pandit predicted Winnie would find the love of her life before her 18th birthday, and Raj meets all of the qualifications. Which is why Winnie is shocked to return from her summer at film camp to find her boyfriend of three years hooking up with Jenny Dickens. Worse, Raj is crowned chair of the student film festival, a spot Winnie was counting on for her film school applications. As a self-proclaimed Bollywood expert, Winnie knows this is not how her perfect ending is scripted.

Then there’s Dev, a fellow film geek, and one of the few people Winnie can count on to help her reclaim control of her story. Dev is smart charming and challenges Winnie to look beyond her horoscope to find someone she’d pick for herself. But does falling for Dev mean giving up on her prophecy, and her chance to live happily ever after? To get her Bollywood-like life on track, Winnie will need a little bit of help from fate, family, and of course, a Bollywood movie star.  

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Books I Should Have Read in High School…But Didn’t.

Do y’all remember when I used to post regularly? Yeah, those were the good ol’ days. Way back when I didn’t have a thousand projects due and a million and one papers to write. Good times, guys. Good times. I probably won’t be returning to that until the middle of May cause I have finals next week so wish me luck!!

Anyway!

Not too long ago I made a post listing all the books I read in high school and actually liked. Well, this list is kind of the opposite…sort of. This isn’t exactly about books I didn’t like, more than it is a list of books I didn’t even read and yet somehow managed to BS my way through.

And yes, if you read my previous post you can see that I’ve already established the fact that I’m a bad role model and you guys shouldn’t follow my lead.

Now, let’s get to it.

There are more books here than I would wish. Let’s just say that I BS’d my way through most of my high school English classes.

It’s ok though. I’ve balanced it out by being an English major in college so it’s all good in the end.  Let’s just ignore that fact that I’ve been BSing my way through most of my college English classes too.

These are in no particular order.

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All of This is True – A Book I Almost Didn’t Finish (ARC Review)

★★


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Miri Tan loved the book Undertow like it was a living being. So when she and her friends went to a book signing to meet the author, Fatima Ro, they concocted a plan to get close to her, even if her friends won’t admit it now. As for Jonah, well—Miri knows none of that was Fatima’s fault.

Soleil Johnston wanted to be a writer herself one day. When she and her friends started hanging out with her favorite author, Fatima Ro, she couldn’t believe their luck—especially when Jonah Nicholls started hanging out with them, too. Now, looking back, Soleil can’t believe she let Fatima manipulate her and Jonah like that. She can’t believe that she got used for a book.

Penny Panzarella was more than the materialistic party girl everyone at the Graham School thought she was. She desperately wanted Fatima Ro to see that, and she saw her chance when Fatima asked the girls to be transparent with her. If only she’d known what would happen when Fatima learned Jonah’s secret. If only she’d known that the line between fiction and truth was more complicated than any of them imagined… 

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Royals – Ok. (ARC Review)

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(2.5/5)


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Meet Daisy Winters. She’s an offbeat sixteen-year-old Floridian with mermaid-red hair; a part-time job at a bootleg Walmart, and a perfect older sister who’s nearly engaged to the Crown Prince of Scotland. Daisy has no desire to live in the spotlight, but relentless tabloid attention forces her to join Ellie at the relative seclusion of the castle across the pond. 

While the dashing young Miles has been appointed to teach Daisy the ropes of being regal, the prince’s roguish younger brother kicks up scandal wherever he goes and tries his best to take Daisy along for the ride. The crown–and the intriguing Miles–might be trying to make Daisy into a lady . . . but Daisy may

just rewrite the royal rulebook to suit herself.

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My Life in April – Monthly Review

Um. So… I guess April happened.

I don’t even know what to say. I feel like I was pretty absent the entire month of April. I posted some stuff, much of which was scheduled ahead of time, and I replied to all of your comments. But, honestly, I was pretty much out of it. I wasn’t paying too much attention to the blog, to my social media, to anything really that wasn’t school related.

Honestly, school is killing me. The only reason I keep going is that I’ve already spent too much money, too much time, and too much effort to quit now. If I was going to quit I should have done it sooner!

But, anyway, let’s say goodbye to April so we can say hello to May and all of the finals and projects that come with it. How fun.

Let’s get to it.

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High School Required Reading that I Actually Read…And Liked.

Oh, high school. It was a simpler time then. To those of you currently in high school it might not seem like it, but trust me, college is a thousand times worse. The fact that you don’t “technically” have to show up to your classes has screwed me over more times than I can count. But, oh well. Don’t follow my example kids!

Anyway, in high school, I had to read a lot of books. And I put an emphasis on had to because if I’m honest, there were a lot of them that I didn’t actually read. Again, don’t follow my example.

I was an avid reader in high school. Reading was how I actually spent most of my free time. No wild parties for me. Not when there were books to be read! So, as you can see, not much has changed.

Still, despite the fact that I was an avid reader I refused for the life of me to do the required reading! Or, most of it, anyway.

Someway, somehow I managed to BS my way through all of my English classes and still end up being an honor student all throughout high school, as well a favorite teacher’s pet. My power of BSing my way through life hasn’t failed me yet! (Yet again, don’t follow my example)

Besides, I’m now a college English major and I don’t really have the luxury of skipping out on my reading not that I haven’t tried.

So, without further ado, here are some of the required books I actually read in high school and that I, surprisingly, actually liked.

There aren’t that many.

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