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Chapters: Obsidian (Lux #1) – Part 1

Good evening! I hope you’re all doing well!
Today I am back with a fun little post that I have been working on for a really long time and I’m so excited to share! 🙂

It’s no secret that Jennifer L. Armentrout is one of my all time favourite authors, considering the fact that I rarely shut up about her books. Her Lux series is one of my favourite series ever, so when I got wind of the fact that the first book, Obsidian, was being turned into an interactive story on the app Chapters, I just had to see what it was all about! Admittedly, I’m a little nervous going into this because I am worried that it will be horrible and I don’t want to be let down. However, I also feel like I will love anything to do with this series, so I’m willing to give it a shot. I thought that it would be fun to document my thoughts and progress as I went along to share with you all!

Since there are a whopping 27 chapters in this interactive story, I decided to break it down into three separate posts. 
Hope you enjoy!! 🙂


Chapter 1:
It’s definitely too early for me to decide how I’m feeling about this. I’m honestly scared it’s going to ruin my favourite series for me, but on the other hand, how can I not play a video game version of my favourite book series?
I’ve always thought that these choice games looked ridiculous and I never imagined that I’d be playing one, but alas, here we are. (Admittedly, I did play one once when I was 14. Oddly, I chose a bachelor reality show type of story on the app Episode – a strange choice considering I’ve never watched The Bachelor and have not intention of doing so. From what I can recall, it was actually somewhat entertaining, even if it was really stupid at times. I know that at the time, one of my friends was borderline addicted to the game and played countless stories, but I thought it looked absolutely ridiculous, so I have no recollection of why I ended up trying it. But for whatever reason, I downloaded the app, played one story, and then deleted it. And now here we again.
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You can design Katy and Daemon’s characters to look how you want (though there are extremely limited options), so at least the characters look sort of accurate. I am, however, very disappointed in Dee’s lack of curly hair.
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The music changes depending on the type of scene, and whenever Daemon appears, this weird sort of rockish guitar comes on. It’s like they’re trying to make the scene kinda sexy or something but I simply find it to be comedic.
So far, the storyline seems relatively accurate. I don’t really understand what they’re doing with this dramatic backstory with Katy’s dad. It was much less prominent in the book, I think, so I’m not sure where they’re going to be taking this. The relationship between Katy and her mom also seems weird because of this, which is unfortunate because I loved their relationship in the book! I do really like that they kept some of the dialogue the same, like Daemon referring to Katy as a looking like a vacant-eyed doll. They also still have Katy as an avid reader, book blogger, and gardener, which is good! However, they have changed some dialogue so horribly that I’m honestly at a loss for words. For instance:
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What on earth was that about?!? This part had me in tears from laughing (but also cringing) so hard. Who decided that it would be a good idea to start throwing memes into this? It was bad enough when her character was named “Entitled Mom”, but when she said ” Don’t talk to me or my son ever again” I lost it. Why, why, why, why, WHY?
It’s scenes and dialogue like this that makes me fear that they will ruin my precious Katy and Daemon, but I’m trying to have hope.
Onto Chapter 2 we go!

Chapter 2:
Okay, so, things are not looking good. First of all, WHAT IN GOD’S NAME IS DAEMON WEARING?
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My boy
would never be caught dead in such a thing! I get that they’re trying to portray him as a “bad boy”, but in the books, Daemon was always a simple jeans and T-shirt kind of guy. This jacket coupled with that weird rock music had me WHEEZING.
The relationship between Katy and her mother is still on the weird side. For instance, Kat’s mom would never say this:
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There was also some more weird dialogue Katy’s part:
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Handsome as the devil? Really???
At least they did keep some of her lines:
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I’m beginning to see how the choices that I get to make are going to be an issue down the line because I often don’t even get to make a choice at all unless I purchase it with my diamonds. I only have a limited number of diamonds, unless of course I would like to purchase more for a ludicrously high price. Which I do not want.
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Unfortunately this means that Katy will be a
boring and often kind of rude character but I can’t afford to choose the interesting options. I can’t even give her cute clothes to wear because the nice outfit options keep costing diamonds too!
Chapter 3, here we come!

Chapter 3:
Man, oh man, I really can’t take it with Daemon’s outfits. I mean:
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His head looks so oddly tiny.
Also, so much for Daemon being subtle about the fact that he and Dee are not human. This is definitely NOT suspicious or anything:
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(I must admit that sometimes the book was kind of bad with this too where Daemon was always making comments about how Katy wasn’t like them, but it was never this awful.)

Chapter 4:
Oh my God!! They’re making me use diamonds to pick the red bikini! That was an important part of the book. Ugh!! Guess I’m going with “dark and moody” instead.
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All of the choices are such extreme reactions; it’s ridiculous. For instance, when Katy trips in the forest and Daemon catches her, the options are to hug him and thank him (a hug would be really weird because they aren’t even friends at this point) or push him away (he just saved her from falling – what kind of jerk rudely pushes someone away for that?). Why can’t she just say thank you like a normal person (and the Katy that I know) would do?
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At least the general story line has been accurate thus far. I hope I’m not jinxing that!

Chapter 5:
The way that these characters are supposedly being secretive is making my eyes roll. Real subtle.
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I also can’t say that I’m a fan of the writing style. There have been some analogies and phrases, and some things that just don’t really make a whole lot of sense. Like, how can you be describing what his eyes look like when his back is to you?
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And again, what the hell is Daemon wearing now??? His costume designer needs a serious talking to. The only time he even looks somewhat like himself is when he doesn’t have a shirt on at all.
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Of course, I know that I can’t expect this thing to be word for word from the novel; I understand that – really, I do. But screw it, THAT’S WHAT I WANT!! If you’re going to include my favourite quotes, for the love of God, do not change them! Either include them or don’t. There is no in between! These weird versions are tainting the original ones for me.
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Honest to God, one of my (many) favourite parts of this book was the inclusion of the myth about Snowbird that Daemon told Katy when they went to the Seneca Rocks. I found it to be a very fascinating legend and I love that I learned something new about West Virginia’s history. It would be an understatement to say that I was excited when Daemon started telling Kat the story in the game. Oh, but then, BUT THEN, Daemon asked Katy what she would have done if she were Snowbird. And these are my options:
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WHAT KIND OF HEARTLESS, HORRIBLE PERSON ARE THEY TRYING TO MAKE KATY OUT TO BE!?! I have to spend these stupid fricking diamonds if I want her to be a decent person?!? Ridiculous! I’m only on the 5th of 27 chapters, so I’m saving these things for when it really matters later on, and I’m sure as hell not paying for more. So heartless Katy shall be. She’d let him fall.

Chapter 6:
This was pretty uneventful, other than Dee being weird and overly suspicious.
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Chapter 7:
This chapter was filled with a lot of WTF moments, such as when Katy suggests bringing pocket lint with her to the library.
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Or, even better, when Katy goes to checkout a book at the library but instead of a librarian, there is a cat at the desk? Wearing a painting smock? And with artistic hopes and dreams in her eyes?
And this is somehow perceived to be normal???
I AM SO CONFUSED!
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Also, Daemon apparently looks like this in his Luxen form:
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I’m sorry, bu is he an alien or the Heat Miser? And what the heck has he got around his neck?
Not gonna lie, I’m starting to get a little worried about what the next chapters will have in store for us, but on we go!

Chapter 8:
Well, that was rather boring and uneventful. I have literally nothing to say

Chapter 9:
Okay, first of all SMOKE HOLE DINER IS NOT ’50s THEMED!!!!
Second of all, Daemon would not say this:
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Also, Katy almost seems a little bit too suspicious for this early on in the game.screenshot_20200518-015636-2
And I am so upset that my screenshot didn’t work at the part when Kat called Ash “bitch face”. Katy can do so much better than that! I feel like this game is seriously missing out on her creativity when it comes to that kind of stuff. For instance, I’m seriously missing Katy’s signature lines, like “holy alien babies everywhere” and “crap on a cracker”. 😦


Final Thoughts on Part 1:
Honestly, I’m disappointed, but not all that surprised. For the most part, this game has stuck to my original beloved story pretty well, but there have been a few details that have been removed or added, which I can’t say I’m too pleased with. I honestly don’t see why they couldn’t have kept dialogue identical to the actual book. In some circumstances, such as movie adaptation, that isn’t possible due to time constraints, but it would be perfectly doable in a game.
One of the many reasons why I love Obsidian so much is because of the quick pace and entertaining writing style, which are two things that this game is seriously lacking in. I feel like I’ve already spent so long plying this game, but hardly anything at all has happened.
So far, the element of making choices, which is the entire point of this app, hasn’t played a strong role. I am frustrated that the vast majority of decent options cost “diamonds”, but at the same time, it doesn’t seem that the choices made actually make much of a difference in the long-term story.
To put it simply, this game is just missing the magic that makes the Lux series so fantastic. If this weren’t based on a story that I love so dearly, I know I wouldn’t have been able to make it past the first few chapters. For the sake of, um, science (?), I will keep on going!
Stay tuned for Part 2 coming soon!! 🙂

Have you read the Lux series? How do you think this game compares to the original book?
Have you ever played one of these interactive games before?
I would love to hear from you in the comments down below!! 😉

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Quote Corner #14: A Court of Thorns and Roses

Happy Tuesday!! I hope you’re all having a great day! 😉
Today I’m sharing some lovely quotes that I pulled out of A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas!
I hope you enjoy! ❤


I was as unburdened as a piece of dandelion fluff, and he was the wind that stirred me about the world.

Don’t feel bad for one moment about doing what brings you joy.

“I love you,’ he whispered, and kissed my brow. ‘Thorns and all.”

“You look . . . better than before.”
Was that a compliment? I could have sworn Lucien gave Tamlin an encouraging nod.
“And you hair is . . . clean.”


This book was so entertaining, although I definitely enjoyed the second book more than the first. As a huge fan of Beauty and the Beast, I liked the unique twist on the classic tale. The characters were also fantastic, especially Feyre and Rhysand, both of whom underwent phenomenal character development throughout the series. I didn’t mind Tamlin in the first book, but my goodness, he’s got nothing on Rhysand!
Unfortunately, I started the third novel but never ended up finishing, even though I had been really liking it. That was a little less than two years ago and now I forget basically everything about the series and have kind of lost interest to continue at this time. Maybe someday, though! 🙂

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Posted in Reviews

Review: Go Ask Alice

Good morning!! I hope you’re all staying safe and healthy! ❤
Today I am sharing a review for a well-known, but in my opinion, very disappointing story, Go Ask Alice.
Happy reading!! 😉


Go Ask Alice by Beatrice Sparks (as “Anonymous”)
Genre: Young Adult – Contemporary, Mental Illness
Pages: 213
Publication Date: 
My Rating: 2 of 5 stars
Read May 2020

Goodreads Synopsis:
It started when she was served a soft drink laced with LSD in a dangerous party game. Within months, she was hooked, trapped in a downward spiral that took her from her comfortable home and loving family to the mean streets of an unforgiving city. It was a journey that would rob her of her innocence, her youth — and ultimately her life.
Read her diary.
Enter her world.
You will never forget her.


Click here to read my thoughts/review on Goodreads!

Have you read Go Ask Alice?
Did you know that it’s entirely fictional?
Were you able to connect with Alice?
Have you read any of Beatrice Sparks’ other novels?
I’d love to talk about it in the comments down below!!

Thanks so much for reading! Until next time!! 🙂

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Review: Tap Out

Hello, hello! I hope you’re all staying safe and healthy! ❤
Today I’m back with a review of one of my latest reads, Tap Out, which is a dark and gritty, though very short contemporary book.
I hope you enjoy!! 🙂


Tap Out by Sean Rodman
Genre: Young Adult – Contemporary
Pages: 123
Publication Date: April 2015
My Rating: 2.75 of 5 stars
Read May 2020

Goodreads Synopsis:
When Darwin’s father went to prison for assault, his mom decided it was time to move him from his inner-city school to the elite Norfolk Academy. It was supposed to be a brand-new start for him. But old instincts die hard, and Dar is used to fighting for everything. Convinced by a new friend to take part in an illegal fight club, Dar starts competing in no-holds-barred matches between students. He quickly rises to become the best in the ring. When one match goes too far and a student is almost killed, Dar faces a choice. Everyone tells him he’s a fighter, but he needs to decide for himself–who is he, and what is he fighting for?


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Have you read Tap Out? Have you read any of the other books by this author?
Is it on your TBR?
Let me know in the comments down below!! 🙂

Thanks for hanging with me today. I hope to see you again soon!! 🙂

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Quote Corner #13: The Problem With Forever

Happy Tuesday! I hope you’re all having the loveliest of weeks so far!
This morning I am sharing some wonderful quotes from one of my all-time favourite books, The Problem with Forever.
Happy reading!!


Frustration bloomed inside me, because I knew I could talk but every time there was the perfect moment for me to speak up, I got too caught up in overthinking what I could say. I remained silent, as if there was a cap plugging my throat closed, allowing only the minimal amount of air through. Words were not the enemy nor the monster under my bed, but they held such power over me. They were like the ghost of a loved one, forever haunting me.

This speech wasn’t forever. Being embarrassed as not forever. None of this was forever. But trying was. Living was.

I was in love with him. I knew that much was true. Love was the swelling, hopeful feeling in my chest every time I saw him. Love was the way I could forget about everything when I was with him. Love was the catch in my breath when he looked at me in his intense way. Love was the gasp he could draw out of me with the simplest of touches. Love was the way I could… I could be myself around him, know that I didn’t need to be perfect or worry about what he was thinking, because he accepted me.

Jayden’s eyes widened as his mouth opened slightly. The flush in my cheeks deepened as I pressed my lips together.
“Huh. That’s the first time I’ve heard you talk.” He pushed off the locker, falling in step beside me. Shorter than his brother and Rider, he was still a couple of inches taller than me, so my neck appreciated not having to look up to see him.
“Cool. I’m quiet, too.”
I arched a brow.
He laughed. “Okay. I’m not quiet. I’m sure if you Wikipedia’d my ass, I would show up as the opposite of quiet. But that’s okay. You and I would get along like lime and tequila. You can make up for my nonstop talkin’ and I can make up for your lack of talkin’.” He nudged my arm with his. “We’re a perfect team!”
The smile returned to my face. I didn’t really know him but I liked him.

“It is… embarrassing.”
“Not if you don’t let it be.” His leg brushed mine as he turned in his seat, facing me. Our eyes met. “You have the power over that. People can say crap. They can think whatever they want, but you control how you feel about it.”
Damn. That was deep and mature.

I was going to throw myself a freaking party when I got home. Like an eat-fudge-icing-straight-out-of-the-freaking-can kind of party. Hardcore.

And it was knowing that I could still be…still be afraid of everything, but not letting that fear stop me from living.
The realization wasn’t due to some kind of earth-stopping epiphany. It was subtle and slow, a combination of a thousand moments rolled into one, but as I sat at the kitchen table with Rosa, I knew it was true.
I’d changed.

Forever.
I used to believe it didn’t exist. One word has terrified me as a child and it haunted me. But now I knew, and many small ways, but it was real, But it didn’t scare me anymore. Forever wasn’t a little girl cowering in the closet. Forever wasn’t the shadows sitting in the back of the class. Forever wasn’t doing what I thought Carl and Rose wanted instead of what I needed to do with my life. Forever wasn’t believing I was some kind of replacement daughter and that I was letting them down. Forever wasn’t being the one who needed protection. Forever wasn’t pain and grief forever wasn’t a problem. Forever was my heartbeat and it was the hope tomorrow held. Forever was the glistening silver lining of the dark cloud, no matter how heavy and thick it was. Forever was knowing it moments of weakness didn’t equate to an eternity of them. Forever was knowing that I was strong. Forever was Carl and Rosa, Ainsley and Kira, Hector and Rider. Jaden would always be a part of my forever. Forever was in the fire-breathing dragon inside me that had shed the fear like a snake shedding skin. Forever was simply a promise of more. Forever was a work in progress. And I couldn’t wait for forever.
 


This book is one of my favourites for many reasons, but the gorgeous writing style definitely tops the list. ❤
The Problem With Forever is by far one of the most moving and memorable stories that I have ever had the joy of reading. It touched on so many important and relevant issues in such a tasteful manner and it pulled at my heartstrings in a powerful way that few other books have the ability to do.
Each and every character felt so alive and I wish that they were. The protagonist, Mallory, was a very relatable character to me. So many of these quotes, especially the first one, really resonated with me, which is something that I wasn’t entirely expecting going into this story.
This book also served of a beautiful and powerful reminder of how lucky I am. There are so many blessings in my everyday life that are so easy to take for granted, and it’s wonderful to come across a stunning story that reminds me to step back and be appreciative of everything that I have. ❤

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Posted in Book Tags

Tag: Cake Flavoured

Happy World Baking Day, everyone! I hope you’re all doing well and enjoying your weekend!
To celebrate, I thought that it would be fun to do the Cake Flavoured Book Tag!

I hope you enjoy!!! ❤


1) CHOCOLATE CAKE – A dark book you absolutely love

Oh, I will have to go with the Mara Dyer trilogy by Michelle Hodkin. This is a dark thriller, but it is absolutely phenomenal.
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See my review of The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer here.

2) VANILLA CAKE – A light read

For this one I’m going to say 10 Blind Dates! I actually just finished this book a few days ago, but light, sweet, and fun are the very best ways to describe it!!
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See my review of 10 Blind Dates here.

3) RED VELVET – A book that gave you mixed emotions

Turtles All the Way Down definitely left me conflicted. I enjoyed the writing style and I liked and related to the protagonist, but the plot was so BORING!
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See my review of Turtles All the Way Down here.

4) CHEESECAKE – A book you would recommend to anyone

This is a really tough one because I don’t think there is any one book that suits every reader’s taste. However, I feel like Harry Potter is a versatile modern classic that can be enjoyed by almost anybody!
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5) COFFEE CAKE – A book you started but never finished

I never ended up completing The Bane Chronicles. I was very excited to read this way back when, but most of the stories that I read bored me and after putting it down once, I simply didn’t want to pick it back up.
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6) CARROT CAKE – A book with great writing

I absolutely loved the writing in The Problem With Forever by Jennifer L. Armentrout! She is my favourite author for a reason.
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See my review of The Problem With Forever here.

7) TIRAMISU – A book that left you wanting more

I’m forever craving more of Daemon and Katy, so the Lux series definitely left me wanting more.
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See my review of Obsidian (Lux #1) here.
See my review of  Onyx (Lux #2) here.
See my review of Opal (Lux #3) here.
See my review of Origin (Lux #4) here.
See my review of Opposition (Lux #5) here.

8) CUPCAKES – A series with 4+ books

There are practically endless options here, but I’m going to say Percy Jackson and the Olympians by Rick Riordan, just because I feel like I don’t talk about how much I love those books nearly enough! I am so excited for it to become a television series n Disney+!!
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9) FRUIT CAKE – A book that wasn’t what you anticipated

This is an easy one: The Unrequited by Saffron A. Kent. I was expecting a dark thriller/romance, but I got a disturbing romance that I couldn’t even finish reading.
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See my review of The Unrequited here.

Have you read any of these books? What did you think of them?
Are they on your TBR?
Let me know in the comments don below!!

Thanks so much for joining me today! Hope to see you again soon! ❤

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Review: 10 Blind Dates

Happy Saturday! I hope you’re all having a wonderful day! 🙂
This afternoon I have a review for my latest read, 10 Blind Dates, which is a fun and festive YA rom-com that I really enjoyed!
Happy reading! ❤


10 Blind Dates by Ashley Elston
Genre: Young Adult – Contemporary, Romance, Holiday
Pages: 336
Publication Date: October 2019
My Rating: 4 of 5 stars
Read May 2020

Goodreads Synopsis:
Sophie wants one thing for Christmas-a little freedom from her overprotective parents. So when they decide to spend Christmas in South Louisiana with her very pregnant older sister, Sophie is looking forward to some much needed private (read: make-out) time with her long-term boyfriend, Griffin. Except it turns out that Griffin wants a little freedom from their relationship. Cue devastation.
Heartbroken, Sophie flees to her grandparents’ house, where the rest of her boisterous extended family is gathered for the holiday. That’s when her nonna devises a (not so) brilliant plan: Over the next ten days, Sophie will be set up on ten different blind dates by different family members. Like her sweet cousin Sara, who sets her up with a hot guy at an exclusive underground party. Or her crazy aunt Patrice, who signs Sophie up for a lead role in a living nativity. With a boy who barely reaches her shoulder. And a screaming baby.
When Griffin turns up unexpectedly and begs for a second chance, Sophie feels more confused than ever. Because maybe, just maybe, she’s started to have feelings for someone else . . . Someone who is definitely not available.
This is going to be the worst Christmas break ever… or is it?


Click here to read my thoughts/review on Goodreads!

Have you read 10 Blind Dates?
What were your thoughts? Which date was your favourite to read about?
Have you read any of Ashley Elston’s other books? 
I’d love to discuss it in the comments down below!

As always, thank you all so very much for joining me today. I hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend!
Until next time! 😉

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Review: Easy (Contours of the Heart #1)

Happy Thursday!!! I hope you all had a lovely day! ❤
This evening I’m back with a review of Easy, which is easily one of the best new adult books that I have ever read, no pun intended. After a series of disappointing reads, this was such a pleasant surprise. 
I hope you enjoy!! 😉


Easy by Tammara Webber
Genre: New Adult – Contemporary, Romance
Series: Contours of the Heart #1
Pages: 336
Publication Date: November 2012
My Rating: 4 of 5 stars
Read May 2020

Goodreads Synopsis:
Rescued by a strnager.
Haunted by a secret.
Sometimes, love isn’t easy…
He watched her, but never knew her. Until thanks to a chance encounter, he became her savior…
The attraction between them was undeniable. Yet the past he’d worked so hard to overcome, and the future she’d put so much faith in, threatened to tear them apart.
Only together could they fight the pain and guilt, face the truth – and find the unexpected power of love.
A groundbreaking novel in the New Adult genre, Easy faces one girl’s struggle to regain the trust she’s lost, find the inner strength to fight back against an attacker, and accept the peace she finds in the arms of a secretive boy.


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Have you read Easy? 
Do you like the new adult genre? What new adult romances would your recommend?
I’d love to hear from you in the comments down below!!

Thanks so much for joining me today! I hope to see you again soon! ❤

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Quote Corner #12: The Hating Game

Happy Tuesday, everyone! I hope you’re all staying healthy and safe! ❤
Today I’m sharing some of my favourite quotes from one of my favourite adult romances, The Hating Game. It’s such a fun read, and these quotes are too!
Hope you enjoy! ❤


I want to know what’s going on in your brain. I want to juice your head like a lemon.

I have a theory. Hating someone feels disturbingly similar to being in love with them. I’ve had a lot of time to compare love and hate, and these are my observations.
Love and hate are visceral. Your stomach twists at the thought of that person. The heart in your chest beats heavy and bright, nearly visible through your flesh and clothes. Your appetite and sleep are shredded. Every interaction spikes your blood with adrenaline, and you’re in the brink of fight or flight. Your body is barely under your control. You’re consumed, and it scares you.
Both love and hate are mirror versions of the same game – and you have to win. Why? Your heart and your ego. Trust me, I should know.

I love him so much it’s like a thread piercing me. Punching holes. Dragging through. Stitching love into me. I’ll never be able to untangle myself from this feeling. The color of love is surely this robin’s-egg blue.


I had so, so, SO much fun reading this book. A hate-to-love romance is without a doubt my very favourite trope ever. I will never, ever tire of reading books with a good enemies to lovers romance (so if you have any good recommendations, please send them my way)! The plot was fun, I adored the setting of the publishing company, the characters were great, the dialogue was well-done, and it was just an all-around good time. If you like a quick and fluffy rom-com style book, I would highly suggest giving this one a go in the near future!
I can hardly contain my excitement for the movie adaptation of the Hating Game to be released!! I hope it doesn’t disappoint!

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Posted in Reading Challenges, Wrap-Ups

Magical Readathon 2020: Wrap-Up

Hello, my lovely readers! I hope you’re all doing well!
I have officially passed all of my OWLS to become a seer! Hurray!
I came close to also obtaining the qualification to operate magical locomotives, but unfortunately, I didn’t end reading anything for Defence Against the Dark Arts. I just wasn’t in the mood for anything set at sea or by the coast.
Here’s what I read to become a seer:

Ancient Runes – Heart Rune: Heart on the cover or in the title
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This was probably my favpurite book that I read for the readathon. It was a quick but stunning novel.
See my review here.

Astronomy – Night Classes: Read the majority of this book when it’s dark outside
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This book was just okay. I found the plot to be boring and it certainly did not meet my expectations, which were set high after reading countless positive reviews and enjoying The Fault in Our Stars.
See my review here.

Divination – Third Eye: Assign numbers to your TBR and use a random number generator to pick your read
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I can finally say that I’ve read 10 Sarah Dessen books! This was definitely my least favourite, but I’m glad that I read her debut novel.
See my review here.


 

Although I didn’t fulfill enough/the correct prompts to obtain any additional qualifications, I did do a few more OWL!

Charms: Lumos Maxima: White cover
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This was SO disappointing!
See my review here. 

Muggle Studies: Book from a perspective of a muggle (contemporary)
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This was also pretty disappointing, but I still enjoyed it as a whole.
See my review here.

Potions: Shrinking Solution: Under 150 pages
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This was an adorable little comic book that any book lover will relate to and love – I certainly did!!
See my review here.


Since i managed to pass six OWLs, I would consider this readathon to be a success!
Unfortunately, I was very disappointed by most of the books that I read, but I still had fun participating.
Hopefully May will be a better reading month for me! Let’s keep our fingers crossed! 😉

Did you take your OWLs this year? How did you do?
What career are you going for?
What was your favourite book that you read in April?

Let me know in the comments down below!

As always, thank you so much for joining me today! I hope you have a wonderful evening!
See you again soon! ❤