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

★★


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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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Pretty on the Outside, Bitter on the Inside

Bad Books With Pretty Covers

We in the bookish community love to lie to ourselves. We like to pretend that it’s only what’s on the inside that counts. And while this is a nice sentiment and whatnot, a pretty little quote to put on t-shirts and mugs and stuff, it’s not always true when it comes to books. We love to judge book covers, it’s in our nature. Sure, the inside matters, as we are about to see, but let’s be honest with ourselves, our bookshelves are all about the aesthetic. At least, mine are. I am not ashamed to say that put all the ugly books in the back (sorry, not sorry)

So, without further ado, I am going to list a couple of extremely beautiful books. Book’s that would make my shelves shine. Books that I have read, and even bought, solely for the aesthetic of their covers.

Books whose deceitful covers have filled me with regret after reading.

Here we go.

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T5W: August 2, 2017

 Book Covers You’d Live In

I love book covers. Obviously. The words “book cover” are even in my blog’s name. As such, I talk about book covers a lot. I talk about the ugly ones, the pretty ones, the ones that are misleading, the ones thank God they changed, and the ones that shouldn’t have happened in the first place. Still, I must admit, that it has never occurred to me talk about the ones I would want to live in. It has never occurred to me to live in a book cover in the first place. But, now that it has, let’s see what I come up with in my top five.

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My Life in July – Monthly Wrap Up

Books I read

The Hundredth Queen – Emily R. King –  ★★

When Dimple Met Rishi – Sandhya Menon – ★★★(2.5/5)

The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue – Mackenzi Lee – ★★★★

P.S. I Like You – Kasie West –★★★

Paper Hearts – Ali Novak – ★★★(2.5/5)

Artemis Fowl – Eoin Colfer – ★★☆☆

Artificial Sweethearts – Julie Hammerle – ★★★

Warcross – Marie Lu – ★★★★

Wallbanger – Alice Clayton – ★★★

The Girl With the Red Balloon – Katherine Locke – ★★★★

I think I did pretty well this month. Mostly because I had absolutely nothing to do except read and watch shows on Netflix.

Average Rating for July: 3/5

Total Books Read in July: 10

Total Books Read in 2017: 59

Goodreads Reading Goal: 60

Only more book to go!!!!

Stuff I Posted

First Line Fridays #1 | First Line Fridays #2

Tags and Things

Unique Blogger Award #4 | The ‘How I Choose My Books’ TagThe Mystery Blogger Award

Top 5 Wednesdays

T5W: July 5, 2017 | T5W: July 12, 2017| T5W: July 19, 2017 | T5W: July 26,2017

Things En Español! 

Heredera de Fuego – Reseña | Reina de Sombras – Reseña

Random Things I Did

– I went to Kings Dominion. There is that.

– I watched some stuff on Netflix. The Blacklist, Riverdale, Dexter.

– I was bored out of my mind.

– Basically, I’m just waiting for summer to end. I’ve reach my maximum point of boredom and doing nothing.

What I’m Doing Next Month

I haven’t the slightest idea. I guess we shall see. Hopefully more than I did this month. Hopefully. I said the same thing last month.

Next Month’s TBR

Most of my TBR is a lie. I tend to read what I want, when I want. I honestly just make these lists for the heck of it. Plus I have a lot of arcs now so might as well read them. But I then again I might not.

She, Myself, and I by Emma Young

There’s Someone in Your House by Stephanie Perkins

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

All the Crooked Saints by Maggie Stiefvatter

Red Rising by Pierce Brown

I said I would read those last two this month. Maybe in August this won’t be a lie.

Well…

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Until next month!


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