Zero Repeat Forever – ARC Review

★★


28945665Let me start off this review by telling you all a little fact about myself. I like to begin reading new books at midnight. I don’t know why, but something about inconvenient hours of night makes me want to pick up a good story and start reading. So, it was at around midnight on a Saturday, well, technically Sunday, that I decided that I was going to read this book. I lied and said I would only read a few chapters, but we know that’s never how it goes. So, someway, somehow, I ended up reading this 496 page novel in one sitting. I didn’t stop reading until 5:30 a.m. when I finally read that last heartbreaking sentence. So, clearly, I liked this novel.

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A Court of Wings and Ruin – A Book That Should Have Been Shorter

★★


31451174Ok, how do I begin this rant.

My relationship with this series, as with all other Sarah J. Maas books, has been a bit rocky to say the least. The Throne of Glass series started off really high for me, went down hill, hit rock bottom, and then bolted up into the skies once again like a phoenix reborn. (I have the reviews of Heir of Fire, Queen of Shadows and Empire of Storms if you want more details on that.)

This series was a bit different. It started it bad for me. I found little enjoyment in ACOTAR, and then got a little better, but I still didn’t really like ACOMAF (I know, how dare I), and then finally got pretty good here in ACOWAR. Still, I didn’t love this book. I wish I could have, but I didn’t. Yet, I must admit that I enjoyed it a lot more than I thought I would so that has to count for something.

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Mask of Shadows – ARC Review Of An Over Hyped, Underdeveloped YA Fantasy

★★


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I’m not gonna lie, for all the hype that this book seems to be racking up, it sure wasn’t that good.

The book starts out decently enough. It begins with a robbery as we are introduced to our gender fluid main character, Sal, and the competition that would change their life. Notice I used ‘their’ instead of he or she, for Sal chooses to be addressed as whatever they dress for the day. If he dresses as a man, he will be addressed as such. If she dresses as a woman, the same applies. This was interesting as I never read from such a POV.

And I guess that’s where the originality ended.

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The Way it Hurts – ARC Review

★★


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Before reading a book, I usually go to it’s Goodreads’ page and check it out, even if I have read the synopsis before, I like to prepare myself for what I am about to read.

So, when I went to the Goodreads page for this novel, I was a little bit afraid. When I requested this book on NetGalley, it had a 4.0 rating. When I went to check it again before reading, the rating had dropped to a 3.38. Technically that’s more than 50%, but it’s also technically a failing grade. I usually like the books I read to be rated at least at 4.0. Occasionally, I will read a 3.8, but life is way too short to be reading bad books.

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The Girl With the Red Balloon – ARC Review

★★


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I don’t know what I expected when I picked this book up a few months ago. If I’m honest, I had barely paid attention to the synopsis. All I knew was that it was a novel about Germany, time travel, and red balloons. All I knew was that I wanted to read it.

What I did not expect was for it to hit me the way that it did, or to be nearly as good as it was.

This novel is fairly short, the hardcover is set to have only 256 pages, and yet it is so full of beautiful writing and heartwarming moments.

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Warcross – ARC Review of an AWESOME Novel

★★


29385546Some months ago, while browsing NetGalley and Edelweiss and other such websites in hopes for good books, I came across a galley for Warcross and for a full minute I did nothing but stare at my screen, wondering if it was real. Once I was satisfied that it was, in fact, a reality, I obviously had to get it. I downloaded it from Edelweiss, all excited and whatnot, and then you know what I did? Nothing, that’s what. I left it unread, for months. Then, at BookCon 2017, I was lucky enough to get a physical galley for this book and I was so excited to read it. And then you know what I did? I left it unread too. Until now, that is.

Looking back, my one regret is that I did not read this book sooner.

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Artificial Sweethearts: ARC Review of A Rom-Com in Book Form

★★


34389398For a long while now I have been in the mood for a cute YA contemporary romance. I wanted something to completely sweep me off my feet and make me swoon over the characters and their overly dramatic love.

Basically, I needed a rom-com in book form. And yet, no matter how many contemporaries I seem to be reading, none have delivered what I’ve wanted.

Thankfully, this one at least came close. We’re not quite there yet, but almost.

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