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First Lines Fridays #9

Happy Friday, everybody! I hope you all had a really good week!
Today is time for another First Lines Friday for a book I’ve had on my Goodreads TBR for ages.
Enjoy! 😉


First Lines Fridays is a weekly feature for book lovers hosted by Wandering Words.
What if instead of judging a book by its cover, its author or its prestige, we judged it by its opening lines?

I stand up and look down at the bed, holding my breath in fear of the sounds that are escalating from deep within my throat.
I will not cry.
I will not cry.
Slowly sinking to my knees, I place my hands on the edge of the bed and run my fingers over the yellow stars poured across the deep blue background of the comforter. I stare at the stars until they begin to blur from the tears that are clouding my vision.

And the book is…… Continue reading “First Lines Fridays #9”

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Review: 5 to 1

Good evening and happy Wednesday, everybody! I hope you all had a great day!
Today I’m back with a review for my latest read, 5 to 1 by Holly Bodger. It was a very uniquely written book with an interesting plot, but it did have its flaws.
Hope you enjoy my review! 😀


5 to 1 by Holly Bodger
Genre: Young Adult – Science Fiction, Dystopian, Poetry
Pages:  244
Publication Date: May 2015
My Rating: 3.5 of 5 stars
Read August 2019

Goodreads Synopsis:
In the year 2054, after decades of gender selection, India now has a ratio of five boys for every girl, making women an incredibly valuable commodity. Tired of marrying off their daughters to the highest bidder and determined to finally make marriage fair, the women who form the country of Koyanagar have instituted a series of tests so that every boy has the chance to win a wife.
Sudasa doesn’t want to be a wife, and Contestant Five, a boy forced to compete in the test to become her husband, has other plans as well. Sudasa’s family wants nothing more than for their daughter to do the right thing and pick a husband who will keep her comfortable—and caged. Five’s family wants him to escape by failing the tests. As the tests advance, Sudasa and Five thwart each other at every turn until they slowly realize that they just might want the same thing.

Told from alternating points of view—Sudasa’s in verse and Contestant Five’s in prose—allowing readers to experience both characters’ pain and their brave struggle for hope.


Click here to read my thoughts/review on Goodreads!

Have you read 5 to 1? What did you think of the writing style? How did you feel about the world building? Were you satisfied with the ending?
Is this book on your TBR?
I’d love to discuss it in the comments down below!

Thanks for joining me today! Enjoy the rest of your week!
Until next time!

Find me on Goodreads here.

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Review: Along for the Ride

Good afternoon and happy Sunday! I hope you’ve been enjoying your weekend so far. As my summer started coming to a close, I knew that I had to squeeze in at least one summery contemporary romance! What better author to pick up than the queen  of YA contemporary romance, Sarah Dessen?
Happy reading! 😉


Along for the Ride by Sarah Dessen
Genre: Young Adult – Contemporary, Romance
Pages: 399
Publication Date: June 2009
My Rating: 4 of 5 stars
Read August 2019

Goodreads Synopsis:
Up all night.
Nights have always been Auden’s time, her chance to escape everything that’s going on around her.
Then she meets Eli, a fellow insomniac, and he becomes her nocturnal tour guide.
Now, with an endless supply of summer nights between them, almost anything can happen…


Click here to read my thoughts/review on Goodreads!

Have you read Along for the Ride? What was your favourite night time adventure of Auden and Eli’s?
Is this book on your TBR?
Are you a fan of Sarah Dessen’s other books? Which one is your favourite? Your least favourite?
Are you going to watch the Netflix adaption on Along for the Ride?
I’d love to chat about it in the comments down below!!

Thanks for hanging with me today. Hope you have an awesome week!
See you all again soon!! 🙂

Find me on Goodreads here.

See my reviews for Sarah Dessen’s other books:
Someone Like You
What Happened to Goodbye

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First Lines Fridays #8

Good morning and happy Friday to you all! I hope this week has treated you well. Today I’m back with another First Lines Friday, this time featuring a book from one of my favourite series. 
Hope you enjoy! 😉


First Lines Fridays is a weekly feature for book lovers hosted by Wandering Words.
What if instead of judging a book by its cover, its author or its prestige, we judged it by its opening lines?

My art teacher says that a real artist bleeds for her craft, but he never told us that blood can become your medium, can take on a life of its own and shape your art in vile and gruesome ways. I shove my hair over my shoulder, puncture my forefinger with the sterilized safety pin I had tucked in my pocket, then position the final glass gem on my mosaic and wait. As I press the translucent bead into the wet white plaster, I shudder at the seeping sensation. It’s like a leech at the tip of my finger where I touch the glass, sucking and siphoning my blood to the underside of the gem, forming a pool of deep, velvet red.

And the book is…… Continue reading “First Lines Fridays #8”

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Review: You’d Be Mine

Good afternoon, everyone! I hope you’ve been having a lovely day so far. Today I’m bringing you a review for my latest read, You’d Be Mine. It came out earlier this year and has been receiving many positive reviews, but unfortunately, I didn’t enjoy it all that much. 
On with the review… Happy reading!! 🙂

You’d Be Mine by Erin Hahn
Genre: 
Young Adult – Contemporary, Romance
Pages: 304
Publication Date: April 2019
My Rating: 2.5 of 5 stars
Read August 2019

Goodreads Synopsis:
Annie Mathers is America’s sweetheart and heir to a country music legacy full of all the things her Gran warned her about. Superstar Clay Coolidge is most definitely going to end up one of those things.
But unfortunately for Clay, if he can’t convince Annie to join his summer tour, his music label is going to drop him. That’s what happens when your bad boy image turns into bad boy reality. Annie has been avoiding the spotlight after her parents’ tragic death, except on her skyrocketing YouTube channel. Clay’s label wants to land Annie, and Clay has to make it happen.
Swayed by Clay’s undeniable charm and good looks, Annie and her band agree to join the tour. From the start fans want them to be more than just tour mates, and Annie and Clay can’t help but wonder if the fans are right. But if there’s one part of fame Annie wants nothing to do with, it’s a high-profile relationship. She had a front row seat to her parents’ volatile marriage and isn’t interested in repeating history. If only she could convince her heart that Clay, with his painful past and head over heels inducing tenor, isn’t worth the risk.


Click here to read my thoughts/review on Goodreads!

Have any of you read You’d Be Mine? Did you think that it lived up to the hype? Did you enjoy the country music aspect?
Is the book on your TBR?
Let me know in the comments down below!

Thank you for joining me today! Hope you enjoy the rest of your week!!
Until next time!

Find me on Goodreads here.

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First Lines Fridays #7

Well, it’s that time of the week again! Time for another First Lines Friday!
Enjoy!! 😉


First Lines Fridays is a weekly feature for book lovers hosted by Wandering Words.
What if instead of judging a book by its cover, its author or its prestige, we judged it by its opening lines?

It always feels like death. At least at first. Your muscles stretch and burn until they might rip. The bones in your hips threaten to rotate right out of their sockets. Your spine lengthens and twists into impossible shapes. The veins in your arms swell, blood pulsing though them. Your fingers tremble as you try to hold them taut but graceful, just so. Your toes jam into a pretty pink box, battering your feet with constellations of blisters and bruises. 

And the book is…… Continue reading “First Lines Fridays #7”

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ARC Review: Cupid’s Match

Good evening my fellow readers! Tonight I am back with a review for my first ever ARC, which I received from NetGalley. I was very excited to finally set up an account with them and so happy to receive Cupid’s Match, a paranormal romance involving Roman mythology. 
Hope you enjoy!! 😀


Cupid’s Match by Lauren Palphreyman
Genre: 
Young Adult – Romance, Fantasy, Paranormal, Mythology
Pages: 352
Publication Date: October 2019
My Rating: 3 of 5 stars
Read August 2019

Goodreads Synopsis:
He’s mythologically hot, a little bit wicked, and almost 100% immortal. And he’ll hit you right in the heart . . .
Lila Black doesn’t believe in matchmaking, let alone soul mates. So then why is she constantly being hassled by the Cupids Matchmaking Service? But this gilded, cherub-bedecked dating agency isn’t exactly what it seems . . . and it’s about to turn Lila’s entire world upside down.
It turns out that Cupids Matchmaking is the real deal. As in, it’s run by actual cupids―who don’t look at all like they do in the paintings―and they have a serious problem with Lila’s “match.” Because this guy shouldn’t be in the system. He shouldn’t have a match. And while he’s irresistibly hot, he’s also incredibly dangerous. Because Lila’s true love match is Cupid. The original bad boy of love. And he wants her.
Now Lila’s once-normal teenaged world has exploded into a mythological nightmare overrun by crime-lord sirens, wrathful cupid hit men, magic arrows that cause no end of trouble, and a mischievous, not-so-angelic love god she can’t seem to stop herself from falling for . . .

Adored by 50 million readers on Wattpad, Lauren Palphreyman’s smash-hit book is now in print for the first time


Click here to read my thoughts/review on Goodreads!

Is Cupid’s Match on your TBR? Did you read the original version of it on Wattpad?
Are you a NetGalley member? What’s the best book that you received through them?
I’d love to discuss in the comments down below!!

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