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Review: Midnight Blue

Good afternoon and happy Sunday!! I hope you’re all having a fantastic weekend so far. ❤
Today I’m sharing a quick review of a book that I started reading but had to DNF a couple of months ago.
Happy reading! 😉


Midnight Blue by L. J. Shen
Genre: New Adult – Contemporary, Romance, Music
Pages: 370
Publication Date: January 2018
My Rating: 1 of 5 stars (DNF)
Read June 2020

Goodreads Synopsis:
It should have been easy.
I needed the money. He needed a babysitter to keep him from snorting himself to death.
I was cherry-picked especially for him. Responsible. Optimistic. Warm. Innocent.
The worst part is that I should have known better.
Alex Winslow. British rock star. Serial heartbreaker. Casanova with whiskey eyes.
“Don’t get near the devil in a leather jacket. He’ll chew you up and spit you out.”
Guess what? I didn’t listen.
I signed the contract.
World tour. Three months. Four Continents. One hundred shows.
My name is Indigo Bellamy, and I sold my soul to a tattooed god.
Problem was, my soul wasn’t enough for Alex Winslow. He ended up taking my body, too.
Then he took my heart.
Then he took my all.
From bestselling author L.J. Shen, comes a new, standalone, contemporary romance.


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Have you read it?
Do you agree with my thoughts on the book?
Have you read or enjoyed any of L. J. Shen’s other novels?

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Quote Corner #27: With the Fire On High

Happy Tuesday! I can’t believe that this is my last Quote Corner of the month already!
I’m so excited to be sharing some of my favourite quotes from this lovely book today!! ❤
It’s also worth mentioning that this book has the most beautiful cover ever!! I borrowed a copy from the library when I read it, but I am incredibly excited to buy my very own copy to add to my personal library someday!
Happy reading!! 🙂


I feel like I’m being pulled in a hundred different directions and my feet are stuck in cement.

The world is a turntable that never stops spinning; as humans we merely choose the tracks we want to sit out and the ones that inspire us to dance.

And I know the past isn’t a mirror image of the future, but it’s a reflection of what can be; and when your first love breaks your heart, the shards of that can draw blood for a long, long time.

I’ve had a lot of things to feel ashamed about and I’ve learned most of them are other people’s problems, not mine.


I read With the Fire On High last summer and I loved it!! It’s a really sweet contemporary novel about a young girl with a passion for cooking! It included strong character development, a gorgeous writing style, a sweet romance, and lots and lots of yummy food!!
I also loved the fact that the protagonist in this novel is a teen mother because this is the first time that I had ever read a book that featured a teen mother without the plot of the book centering around the pregnancy. It just smoothly blended into the character’s backstory; it gave a really interesting and unique perspective, which was so refreshing.

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Quote Corner #26: Percy Jackson’s Greek Gods

Happy Tuesday and a very, very happy birthday to Percy Jackson! In celebration of one of my favourite character’s birthday, I decided that I would dedicate today’s Quote Corner to Percy Jackson’s Greek Gods! I’ve always adored Percy’s bravery, selflessness, love for his friends and family, and especially his sense of humour, which really shone through in this book.
Happy reading!! ❤


I wake up every morning and think: You know what would be good today? Not dying.

I mean, five gods in one stomach—dang. That’s enough for doubles tennis, including a ref. They’d been down there so long, they were probably hoping Kronos would swallow down a deck of cards or a Monopoly game.

Hermes played a little Mozart and some One Direction, and Apollo cried, ‘I must have it! The girls will go wild for that!”

He was also the god of (take a deep breath) commerce, languages, thievery, cheeseburgers, trickery, eloquent speaking, feasts, cheeseburgers, hospitality, guard dogs, birds of omen, gymnastics, athletic competitions, cheeseburgers, cheeseburgers and telling fortunes with dice. Okay, I just tossed in the cheeseburgers to see if you were paying attention. Also, I’m hungry.

You can’t swing a cat in Ancient Greece without hitting one of Zeus’s ex-girlfriends.


Not only was this book laugh-out loud hilarious, especially when I was a kid, but it was also very educational! The Percy Jackson series kick-started my fascination and obsession with Greek mythology when I was younger and this book taught me so much more about it in a fun and entertaining way. This passion still remains with me, and I even took a class about Greek Civilization in my second semester of university earlier this year.
This book also includes gorgeous illustrations that truly elevated the reading experience.

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Review: From Blood and Ash (Blood and Ash #1)

Good evening and happy Sunday!! I hope you all enjoyed your weekend. ❤
Today I’m back with a review for what has got to be my most disappointing read of the year, perhaps even my life, and that is my favourite author, Jennifer L. Armentrout’s latest release, From Blood and Ash.
Happy reading!! 😉


From Blood and Ash by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Genre: New Adult – Fantasy, Romance
Series: Blood and Ash #1
Pages: 634
Publication Date: March 2020
My Rating: 2 of 5 stars
Read July 2020

Goodreads Synopsis:
Captivating and action-packed, From Blood and Ash is a sexy, addictive, and unexpected fantasy perfect for fans of Sarah J. Maas and Laura Thalassa.
A Maiden…
Chosen from birth to usher in a new era, Poppy’s life has never been her own. The life of the Maiden is solitary. Never to be touched. Never to be looked upon. Never to be spoken to. Never to experience pleasure. Waiting for the day of her Ascension, she would rather be with the guards, fighting back the evil that took her family, than preparing to be found worthy by the gods. But the choice has never been hers.
A Duty…
The entire kingdom’s future rests on Poppy’s shoulders, something she’s not even quite sure she wants for herself. Because a Maiden has a heart. And a soul. And longing. And when Hawke, a golden-eyed guard honor bound to ensure her Ascension, enters her life, destiny and duty become tangled with desire and need. He incites her anger, makes her question everything she believes in, and tempts her with the forbidden.
A Kingdom…
Forsaken by the gods and feared by mortals, a fallen kingdom is rising once more, determined to take back what they believe is theirs through violence and vengeance. And as the shadow of those cursed draws closer, the line between what is forbidden and what is right becomes blurred. Poppy is not only on the verge of losing her heart and being found unworthy by the gods, but also her life when every blood-soaked thread that holds her world together begins to unravel.


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Have you read From Blood and Ash yet? Did you think that it lived up to the hype?
Is this book on your TBR?
What’s your favourite Jennifer L. Armentrout book?
I’d love to discuss in the comments down below!! ❤

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Review: The Lightning Thief: The Graphic Novel (Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Graphic Novels #1)

Hello, hello, my lovely readers! I hope you’re all staying safe and healthy! 🙂
This morning I’m here with a review of the graphic novel adaptation of The Lightning Thief, which was terribly disappointing. 😦
Happy reading!!


The Lightning Thief: The Graphic Novel by Rick Riordan, Robert Venditti, José Villarrubia, Attila Futaki
Genre: Middle Grade – Graphic Novel, Fantasy, Mythology
Series: Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Graphic Novels #1
Pages: 135
Publication Date: October 2010
My Rating: 2 of 5 stars
Read August 2020

Goodreads Synopsis:
You’ve read the book. You’ve seen the movie. Now submerge yourself in the thrilling, stunning, and action-packed graphic novel.
Mythological monsters and the gods of Mount Olympus seem to be walking out of the pages of twelve-year-old Percy Jackson’s textbooks and into his life. And worse, he’s angered a few of them. Zeus’s master lightning bolt has been stolen, and Percy is the prime suspect. Now, he and his friends have just ten days to find and return Zeus’s stolen property and bring peace to a warring Mount Olympus.
Series creator Rick Riordan joins forces with some of the biggest names in the comic book industry to tell the story of a boy who must unravel a treachery more powerful than the gods themselves.


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Have you read the graphic novel? What did you think of the art style?
Did you read the original series?
I’d love to chat in the comments down below!! 🙂

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Quote Corner #25: Daisy Jones & The Six

Happy Tuesday, my lovely readers! I hope you’re all having a great week. 🙂
Yes, yes, I know that I just read this book less than two months ago, but there were so many quotes that I fell in love with that I couldn’t help but talk about them again!! ❤
I hope you enjoy!


She had written something that felt like I could have written it, except I knew I couldn’t have. I wouldn’t have come up with something like that. Which is what we all want from art, isn’t it? When someone pins down something that feels like it lives inside us? Takes a piece of your heart out and shows it to you? It’s like they are introducing you to a part of yourself.

Passion is…it’s fire. And fire is great, man. But we’re made of water. Water is how we keep living. Water is what we need to survive. My family was my water. I picked water. I’ll pick water every time. And I wanted Daisy to find her water. Because I couldn’t be it.

“I had absolutely no interest in being somebody else’s muse.
I am not a muse.
I am the somebody.
End of fucking story.”

And I really think Billy loved her the same way she loved him. I really do. When they were in the same place at the same time, you could tell he was just so taken with her. He’d stay quiet and let her be the one to talk. And I always noticed that he used to squeeze the lime into her drink before he handed it to her whenever we were all out somewhere. He’d take his own lime and squeeze it into her glass, too. He’d squeeze the two wedges in and then throw them in with the ice. It seemed like a beautiful thing to have, somebody giving you their lime wedge. I mean, I hate lime, actually. But you get the point.

You have these lines you won’t cross. But then you cross them. And suddenly you possess the very dangerous information that you can break the rule and the world won’t instantly come to an end. You’ve taken a big, black, bold line and you’ve made it a little bit gray. And now every time you cross it again, it just gets grayer and grayer until one day you look around and you think, “There was a line here once.”

“I am not going to sit around sweating my ass off just so men can feel more comfortable. It’s not my responsibility to not turn them on. It’s their responsibility to not be an asshole.”


Ahh, I love these quotes so much! This book was written in such a unique formatting and I couldn’t have loved it more. It created a wonderfully atmospheric and immersive story that felt incredibly realistic. I’m still so heartbroken over the fact that Daisy Jones and the Six is not a real band.
I am ecstatic to read more of Taylor Jenkin Reid’s books in the future so that I can experience her brilliant writing style again!
I’m also very excited to see this story come to life as a television show on Amazon Prime! The cast is looking great so far! 😀

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Review: Always and Forever, Lara Jean (To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before #3)

Hello my lovely readers!! I hope you’re all having a fantastic day so far. ❤
Today I’m back with a review of the third and final installment of the To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before trilogy. I had such a wonderful time with this series, and this ending was so bittersweet.
I hope you enjoy!! 🙂


Always and Forever, Lara Jean by Jenny Han
Genre: Young Adult – Contemporary, Romance
Series: To All the Boys I’ve Loved #3
Pages: 325
Publication Date: May 2017
My Rating: 4.5 of 5 stars
Read Jul 2020

Goodreads Synopsis:
Lara Jean is having the best senior year.
And there’s still so much to look forward to: a class trip to New York City, prom with her boyfriend Peter, Beach Week after graduation, and her dad’s wedding to Ms. Rothschild. Then she’ll be off to college with Peter, at a school close enough for her to come home and bake chocolate chip cookies on the weekends.
Life couldn’t be more perfect!
At least, that’s what Lara Jean thinks . . . until she gets some unexpected news.
Now the girl who dreads change must rethink all her plans—but when your heart and your head are saying two different things, which one should you listen to?


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Have you read this series? Did you enjoy them? Which book was your favourite?
Did you watch the movie adaptations of the first two books?
Which other Jenny Han book should I read next?
I’d love to discuss it in the comments down below!! 

As always, thank you so much for reading! I hope you enjoyed!! ❤
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Review: P.S. I Still Love You (To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before #2)

Good morning! I hope you’re all having a wonderful week so far. 🙂
Today I’m here with a review of the second book in the charming To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before series. I read the first book a few years ago, but I am so glad that I decided to pick up the rest of the series recently. It was exactly what I needed right now.
I hope you enjoy!! ❤


P.S. I Still Love You by Jenny Han
Genre: Young Adult – Contemporary, Romance
Series: To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before #2
Pages: 337
Publication Date: May 2015
My Rating: 4.5 of 5 stars
Read July 2020

Goodreads Synopsis:
Lara Jean didn’t expect to really fall for Peter.
She and Peter were just pretending. Except suddenly they weren’t. Now Lara Jean is more confused than ever.
When another boy from her past returns to her life, Lara Jean’s feelings for him return too. Can a girl be in love with two boys at once?
In this charming and heartfelt sequel to the New York Times bestseller To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, we see first love through the eyes of the unforgettable Lara Jean. Love is never easy, but maybe that’s part of what makes it so amazing.


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Have you read this book? Did you like John Ambrose better than Peter?
Have you watched the movie? What did you think?
I’d love to discuss it in the comments down below!!

Thanks so much for reading! I hope you all have a fantastic day. ❤
Until next time! 😉

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Quote Corner #24: Throne of Glass

Happy Tuesday!! I hope you’re all doing well. 🙂 I can’t believe that it’s August already – time sure is flying!!
Today I’m sharing a collection of my favourite quotes from Sarah J, Maas’s Throne of Glass.
Happy reading!!


Libraries were full of ideas—perhaps the most dangerous and powerful of all weapons.

“You could rattle the stars,” she whispered. “You could do anything, if only you dared. And deep down, you know it, too. That’s what scares you most.”

She moaned into her pillow. “Go away. I feel like dying.”
“No fair maiden should die alone,” he said, putting a hand on hers. “Shall I read to you in your final moments? What story would you like?”
She snatched her hand back. “How about the story of the idiotic prince who won’t leave the assassin alone?”
“Oh! I love that story! It has such a happy ending, too—why, the assassin was really feigning her illness in order to get the prince’s attention! Who would have guessed it? Such a clever girl. And the bedroom scene is so lovely—it’s worth reading through all of their ceaseless banter!”

“My name is Celaena Sardothien. But it makes no difference if my name’s Celaena or Lillian or Bitch, because I’d still beat you, no matter what you call me.”


I read Throne of Glass so many years ago that I can hardly even remember what it was about, but I do remember that I loved it!! I really enjoy Sarah J. Maas’s writing style. I always find such pretty quotes like these in her novels! ❤

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Review: Play On

Good morning, my lovely readers!! I hope you’re staying safe and healthy. ❤
Today I’m here with a review for a sporty but hard-hitting romance, Play On, by Michelle Smith.
Happy reading!! 😉


Play On by Michelle Smith
Genre: Young Adult – Contemporary, Romance, Sports
Series: Lewis Creek #1
Pages: 258
Publication Date: April 2015 
My Rating: 3 of 5 stars
Read July 2020

Goodreads Synopsis:
In the small town of Lewis Creek, baseball is everything.
Especially for all-star pitcher Austin Braxton, who has a one-way ticket out of town with his scholarship to a top university. All that stands between him and a new start is one final season. But when Austin starts flunking Chemistry, his picture-perfect future is in jeopardy. A failing grade means zero playing time, and zero playing time means no scholarship.
Enter Marisa Marlowe, the new girl in town who gets a job at his momma’s flower shop. Not only is Marisa some home-schooled super-genius, she’s also a baseball fanatic and more than willing to help Austin study. As the two grow closer, there’s something about Marisa that makes Austin want more than just baseball and out of Lewis Creek—he wants a future with her. But Marisa has a past that still haunts her, one that she ran all the way to South Carolina to escape.
As Austin starts to peel back the layers of Marisa’s pain, it forces him to look beyond the facade of himself and everyone he thought he knew in his town. What he sees instead is that in a small town like Lewis Creek, maybe baseball isn’t everything—maybe it is just the thing that ties them all together.


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Have you read Play On? Is it on your TBR?
Have you read the second book in the series?
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