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Review: Pumpkinheads

Good morning! I hope you’re all doing well. ❤
Today I’m here with a review of Pumpkinheads, a graphic novel that was a highly anticipated read for me! I read this at the beginning of May, but as a big fan of Halloween and autumn, I very much enjoyed the cozy fall atmosphere of this story.
Happy reading! 


Pumpkinheads by Rainbow Rowell & Faith Erin Hicks 
Genre: Young Adult – Graphic Novel, Contemporary, Romance
Pages: 209
Publication Date: August 2019
My Rating: 4 of 5 stars
Read May 2021

Goodreads Synopsis:
Deja and Josiah are seasonal best friends.
Every autumn, all through high school, they’ve worked together at the best pumpkin patch in the whole wide world. (Not many people know that the best pumpkin patch in the whole wide world is in Omaha, Nebraska, but it definitely is.) They say good-bye every Halloween, and they’re reunited every September 1.
But this Halloween is different—Josiah and Deja are finally seniors, and this is their last season at the pumpkin patch. Their last shift together. Their last good-bye.
Josiah’s ready to spend the whole night feeling melancholy about it. Deja isn’t ready to let him. She’s got a plan: What if—instead of moping and the usual slinging lima beans down at the Succotash Hut—they went out with a bang? They could see all the sights! Taste all the snacks! And Josiah could finally talk to that cute girl he’s been mooning over for three years . . .
What if their last shift was an adventure?


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Have you read Pumpkinheads? Is it on your TBR?
Do you enjoy graphic novels?
Do you like stories with seasonal settings? Which one is your favourite?
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Have a great night, and I’ll see you again soon! 🙂

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Review: The Way I Used to Be

Good evening and happy Tuesday! I hope you all had a fantastic day! 🙂
I’m here today with a review of The Way I Used to Be by Amber Smith, which is definitely one of my new favourite books! It was very emotionally intense and heartbreaking, but it was so beautifully executed.
Hope you enjoy!


The Way I Used to Be by Amber Smith
Genre: Young Adult – Contemporary, Romance
Pages: 376
Publication Date: March 2017
My Rating: 5 of 5 stars
Read April 2021

Goodreads Synopsis:
In the tradition of Speak, this extraordinary debut novel “is a poignant book that realistically looks at the lasting effects of trauma on love, relationships, and life” (School Library Journal, starred review).
Eden was always good at being good. Starting high school didn’t change who she was. But the night her brother’s best friend rapes her, Eden’s world capsizes.
What was once simple, is now complex. What Eden once loved—who she once loved—she now hates. What she thought she knew to be true, is now lies. Nothing makes sense anymore, and she knows she’s supposed to tell someone what happened but she can’t. So she buries it instead. And she buries the way she used to be.
Told in four parts—freshman, sophomore, junior, and senior year—this provocative debut reveals the deep cuts of trauma. But it also demonstrates one young woman’s strength as she navigates the disappointment and unbearable pains of adolescence, of first love and first heartbreak, of friendships broken and rebuilt, all while learning to embrace the power of survival she never knew she had hidden within her heart.


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Have you read The Way I Used to Be? What were your thoughts on it?
Have you read any of Amber Smith’s other books? Are they on your TBR?
What is the most emotional book that you’ve ever read?
I’d love to chat about it in the comments down below! 😉

Thank you so much for reading! I hope you have a great week!
Until next time! ❤

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ARC Review: You’ve Reached Sam

Good evening and happy Monday! I’ve been gone for a while because of school and exams, but I’m so excited to be back! I hope you’re all doing well!! ❤
Today I’m here with a review of You’ve Reached Sam, which will be published this November! I was extremely excited when I received an eARC of this book, but unfortunately, it did not quite meet my expectations.
Happy reading!


You’ve Reached Sam by Dustin Thao
Genre: Young Adult – Contemporary, Romance, Magic Realism
Pages: 304
Publication Date: November 2021
My Rating: 3 of 5 stars
Read April 2021

Goodreads Synopsis:
If I Stay meets Your Name in this heartfelt novel about love, loss, and what it means to say goodbye.
Seventeen-year-old Julie has her future all planned out—move out of her small town with her boyfriend Sam, attend college in the city, spend a summer in Japan. But then Sam dies. And everything changes.
Heartbroken, Julie skips his funeral, throws out his things, and tries everything to forget him and the tragic way he died. But a message Sam left behind in her yearbook forces back memories. Desperate to hear his voice one more time, Julie calls Sam’s cellphone just to listen to his voicemail.
And Sam picks up the phone.
In a miraculous turn of events, Julie’s been given a second chance at goodbye. The connection is temporary. But hearing Sam’s voice makes her fall for him all over again, and with each call it becomes harder to let him go. However, keeping her otherworldly calls with Sam a secret isn’t easy, especially when Julie witnesses the suffering Sam’s family is going through. Unable to stand by the sidelines and watch their shared loved ones in pain, Julie is torn between spilling the truth about her calls with Sam and risking their connection and losing him forever.


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Is You’ve Reached Sam on your TBR? Is it one of your anticipated releases of 2021?
What are your favourite books that deal with grief?

Thanks so much for reading!! I hope to see you again soon!
Have a fantastic day!! 🙂

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Review: Sheets

Hello, hello! I hope you’re all having a wonderful day!
This morning I’m here with a review of a quick graphic novel that I recently read, Sheets! I heard a lot of positive things about this book, and while I did enjoy it, it did not quite live up to my expectations.
Happy reading! 😉


Sheets by Brenna Thummler
Genre: Middle Grade – Graphic Novel, Paranormal
Series: Sheets #1
Pages: 239
Publication Date: August 2018
My Rating: 2.5 of 5 stars
Read March 2021

Goodreads Synopsis:
Marjorie Glatt feels like a ghost. A practical thirteen year old in charge of the family laundry business, her daily routine features unforgiving customers, unbearable P.E. classes, and the fastidious Mr. Saubertuck who is committed to destroying everything she’s worked for.
Wendell is a ghost. A boy who lost his life much too young, his daily routine features ineffective death therapy, a sheet-dependent identity, and a dangerous need to seek purpose in the forbidden human world.
When their worlds collide, Marjorie is confronted by unexplainable disasters as Wendell transforms Glatt’s Laundry into his midnight playground, appearing as a mere sheet during the day. While Wendell attempts to create a new afterlife for himself, he unknowingly sabotages the life that Marjorie is struggling to maintain.


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Have you read Sheets? What were your thoughts on it?
Do you enjoy graphic novels? Which one is your favourite?
Let’s chat in the comments down below!!

Thanks so much for hanging with me today! I hope you enjoy the rest of your week.
See you next time! ❤

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ARC Review: The Library of Lost Things

Happy Tuesday!! I hope you’re all having a great week so far! ❤
This morning I’m back with a review of a book that I was so excited for, but a little bit disappointed by: The Library of Lost Things.
I hope you enjoy!! 


The Library of Lost Things by Laura Taylor Namey
Genre: Young Adult – Contemporary, Romance
Pages: 339
Publication Date: October 2019
My Rating: 2.5 of 5 stars
Read February 2021

Goodreads Synopsis:
From the moment she first learned to read, literary genius Darcy Wells has spent most of her time living in the worlds of her books. There, she can avoid the crushing reality of her mother’s hoarding and pretend her life is simply ordinary. But when a new property manager becomes more active in the upkeep of their apartment complex, the only home Darcy has ever known outside of her books suddenly hangs in the balance.
While Darcy is struggling to survive beneath the weight of her mother’s compulsive shopping, Asher Fleet, a former teen pilot with an unexpectedly shattered future, walks into the bookstore where she works…and straight into her heart. For the first time in her life, Darcy can’t seem to find the right words. Fairy tales are one thing, but real love makes her want to hide inside her carefully constructed ink-and-paper bomb shelter.
Still, after spending her whole life keeping people out, something about Asher makes Darcy want to open up. But securing her own happily-ever-after will mean she’ll need to stop hiding and start living her own truth—even if it’s messy.


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Have you read this book? What did you think of it?
Is it on your TBR?
What’s your favourite book with a protagonist who loves to read?
I’d love to hear from you in the comments down below?

Thank you so much for joining me today! I hope you have a lovely night.
Until next time! ❤

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Review: The Unhoneymooners

Happy Tuesday!! I hope you’re all doing well. ❤
This morning I’m back with of review of my second Christina Lauren book, The Unhoneymooners. I read Josh and Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating back in December, and I really enjoyed it! It’s one of my favourite adult rom-coms that I’ve ever read. You can see my review of Josh and Hazel here. Between my enjoyment of Christina’s Lauren’s other book, as well as the insane amount of praise I’ve seen for this novel over the past two years, I had very high hopes. Unfortunately, they were not reached. 😦
I hope you enjoy!!


The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren
Genre: Adult -Contemporary, Romance
Pages: 400
Publication Date: May 2019
My Rating: 2.25 of 5 stars
Read March 2021

Goodreads Synopsis:
Olive is always unlucky: in her career, in love, in…well, everything. Her identical twin sister Ami, on the other hand, is probably the luckiest person in the world. Her meet-cute with her fiancé is something out of a romantic comedy (gag) and she’s managed to finance her entire wedding by winning a series of Internet contests (double gag). Worst of all, she’s forcing Olive to spend the day with her sworn enemy, Ethan, who just happens to be the best man.
Olive braces herself to get through 24 hours of wedding hell before she can return to her comfortable, unlucky life. But when the entire wedding party gets food poisoning from eating bad shellfish, the only people who aren’t affected are Olive and Ethan. And now there’s an all-expenses-paid honeymoon in Hawaii up for grabs.
Putting their mutual hatred aside for the sake of a free vacation, Olive and Ethan head for paradise, determined to avoid each other at all costs. But when Olive runs into her future boss, the little white lie she tells him is suddenly at risk to become a whole lot bigger. She and Ethan now have to pretend to be loving newlyweds, and her luck seems worse than ever. But the weird thing is that she doesn’t mind playing pretend. In fact, she feels kind of… lucky.


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Have you read The Unhoneymooners? Did you think that it was worth the hype?
Have you read of any of Christina Lauren’s other books? Do you have any on your TBR?
Let me know in the comments down below!!

Thanks so much for reading! I hope that you have a fantastic day!
See you again soon!! 😉

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Review: Ten Tiny Breaths (Ten Tiny Breaths #1)

Hello!! I hope you’re all doing well. ❤
Today I’m back with a review of yet another supremely disappointing read from the new year.
Hope you enjoy!


Ten Tiny Breaths by K.A. Tucker
Genre: New Adult – Contemporary, Romance
Series: Ten Tiny Breaths #1
Pages: 262
Publication Date: December 2012
My Rating: 1 of 5 stars
Read January 2021

Goodreads Synopsis:
Kacey Cleary’s whole life imploded four years ago in a drunk-driving accident. Now she’s working hard to bury the pieces left behind—all but one. Her little sister, Livie. Kacey can swallow the constant disapproval from her born-again aunt Darla over her self-destructive lifestyle; she can stop herself from going kick-boxer crazy on Uncle Raymond when he loses the girls’ college funds at a blackjack table. She just needs to keep it together until Livie is no longer a minor, and then they can get the hell out of Grand Rapids, Michigan.
But when Uncle Raymond slides into bed next to Livie one night, Kacey decides it’s time to run. Armed with two bus tickets and dreams of living near the coast, Kacey and Livie start their new lives in a Miami apartment complex, complete with a grumpy landlord, a pervert upstairs, and a neighbor with a stage name perfectly matched to her chosen “profession.” But Kacey’s not worried. She can handle all of them. What she can’t handle is Trent Emerson in apartment 1D.
Kacey doesn’t want to feel. She doesn’t. It’s safer that way. For everyone. But sexy Trent finds a way into her numb heart, reigniting her ability to love again. She starts to believe that maybe she can leave the past where it belongs and start over. Maybe she’s not beyond repair.
But Kacey isn’t the only one who’s broken. Seemingly perfect Trent has an unforgiveable past of his own; one that, when discovered, will shatter Kacey’s newly constructed life and send her back into suffocating darkness.


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Have you read Ten Tiny Breaths? Do you think that it deserves all of the raving reviews and positive ratings?
Have you read any of K. A. Tucker’s other books? Are they on your TBR?
I’d love to hear from you in the comments down below!! 

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Review: Confess

Good morning!! I hope you’re all staying safe and healthy. ❤
Today I’m bringing you a review of my latest and most likely my last Colleen Hoover read, Confess. I’ve discovered that Colleen’s books are VERY hit or miss for me, and this one was most definitely a miss.
I hope you enjoy!! 


Confess by Colleen Hoover
Genre: New Adult – Contemporary, Romance
Pages: 320
Publication Date: March 2017
My Rating: 1 of 5 stars
Read January 2021

Goodreads Synopsis:
Auburn Reed is determined to rebuild her shattered life and she has no room for mistakes. But when she walks into a Dallas art studio in search of a job, she doesn’t expect to become deeply attracted to the studio’s enigmatic artist, Owen Gentry.
For once, Auburn takes a chance and puts her heart in control, only to discover that Owen is hiding a huge secret. The magnitude of his past threatens to destroy everything Auburn loves most, and the only way to get her life back on track is to cut Owen out of it—but can she do it?


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Have you read Confess? What were your thoughts on it?
Have you read any of Colleen Hoover’s books? Do you like her writing style?
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Thanks so much for joining me today. Have a fantastic day!
Until next time! 😉

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Review: Slammed (Slammed #1)

Good morning!! I hope you’re all staying safe and healthy. 
Today I’m bringing you a review of my latest Colleen Hoover read, Slammed. This was the fifth book of her’s that I read in a row and it was definitely one of my least favourites.
Happy reading!


Slammed by Colleen Hoover
Genre: Young Adult – Contemporary, Romance
Series: Slammed #1
Pages: 354
Publication Date: January 2012
My Rating: 2 of 5 stars
Read January 2021

Goodreads Synopsis:
Following the unexpected death of her father, 18-year-old Layken is forced to be the rock for both her mother and younger brother. Outwardly, she appears resilient and tenacious, but inwardly, she’s losing hope.
Enter Will Cooper: The attractive, 21-year-old new neighbor with an intriguing passion for slam poetry and a unique sense of humor. Within days of their introduction, Will and Layken form an intense emotional connection, leaving Layken with a renewed sense of hope.
Not long after an intense, heart-stopping first date, they are slammed to the core when a shocking revelation forces their new relationship to a sudden halt. Daily interactions become impossibly painful as they struggle to find a balance between the feelings that pull them together, and the secret that keeps them apart.


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Have you read Slammed? Have you read the other books in the series?
What were your thoughts on it?
Is it on your TBR?
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Review: All Your Perfects

Hello, hello! I hope you’re all having a wonderful week so far!
This morning I’m back with a review of my fourth Colleen Hoover read, All Your Perfects. This was the first book that I read in 2021, and I’d say that it was a pretty strong start to my reading year!
I hope you enjoy! ❤


All Your Perfects by Colleen Hoover
Genre: Adult – Contemporary. Romance
Pages: 305
Publication Date: July 2018
My Rating: of 5 stars
Read January 2021

Goodreads Synopsis:
Colleen Hoover delivers a tour de force novel about a troubled marriage and the one old forgotten promise that might be able to save it.
Quinn and Graham’s perfect love is threatened by their imperfect marriage. The memories, mistakes, and secrets that they have built up over the years are now tearing them apart. The one thing that could save them might also be the very thing that pushes their marriage beyond the point of repair.
All Your Perfects is a profound novel about a damaged couple whose potential future hinges on promises made in the past. This is a heartbreaking page-turner that asks: Can a resounding love with a perfect beginning survive a lifetime between two imperfect people?


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Have you read this book? What about Colleen Hoover’s other books? 
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Thank you for joining me today!! I hope to see you again soon! 😉
Have a great day!

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