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Review: Something Like Normal

Hello and happy Friday, my lovely readers! I hope you’re all staying safe and healthy! ❤
Today I’m back with a review for my latest read, Something Like Normal, which is the first full-length novel that I’ve read in I don’t even know how long. I wasn’t thrilled with it, but it was enjoyable for the most part.
Happy reading! 😉


Something Like Normal by Trish Doller
Genre: Young Adult – Contemporary, Romance, Mental Illness, War
Pages: 224
Publication Date: June 2012
My Rating: 3 of 5 stars
Read June 2020

Goodreads Synopsis:
When Travis returns home from a stint in Afghanistan, his parents are splitting up, his brother’s stolen his girlfriend and his car, and he’s haunted by nightmares of his best friend’s death. It’s not until Travis runs into Harper, a girl he’s had a rocky relationship with since middle school, that life actually starts looking up. And as he and Harper see more of each other, he begins to pick his way through the minefield of family problems and post-traumatic stress to the possibility of a life that might resemble normal again. Travis’s dry sense of humor, and incredible sense of honor, make him an irresistible and eminently lovable hero.


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Have you read this book? Is it on your TBR?
Are there any other books that you’ve read about soldiers with PTSD that you would recommend?
I’d love to hear from you in the comments down below! 🙂

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Review: Hush, Hush

Good morning, my lovely readers!! I hope you’re all remaining safe and healthy. 
Today I’m bringing you a review of Hush, Hush, which I was strongly encouraged to read by many friends on Bookstagram. I didn’t love the book but it was addictive and entertaining – the perfect distraction during these times. 🙂
Hope you enjoy!! ❤


Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick
Genre: Young Adult – Fantasy, Paranormal, Romance
Series: Hush, Hush #1
Pages: 391
Publication Date: October 2009
My Rating: 3 of 5 stars
Read April 2020

Goodreads Synopsis:
A SACRED OATH
A FALLEN ANGEL
A FORBIDDEN LOVE
Romance was not part of Nora Grey’s plan. She’s never been particularly attracted to the boys at her school, no matter how hard her best friend, Vee, pushes them at her. Not until Patch comes along. With his easy smile and eyes that seem to see inside her, Patch draws Nora to him against her better judgment.
But after a series of terrifying encounters, Nora’s not sure whom to trust. Patch seems to be everywhere she is and seems to know more about her than her closest friends. She can’t decide whether she should fall into his arms or run and hide. And when she tries to seek some answers, she finds herself near a truth that is way more unsettling than anything Patch makes her feel.
For she is right in the middle of an ancient battle between the immortal and those that have fallen – and, when it comes to choosing sides, the wrong choice will cost Nora her life.


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Have you read Hush, Hush?
What did you think of Patch?
Is it worth continuing on with the series?
I’d love to hear from you in the comments down below!! 

Thank you so much for hanging with me today.
See you again soon!! ❤

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Review: Wicked

Happy Sunday!! I hope you’ve all been enjoying your weekend thus far. ❤
This morning, I am back with a review of the first book in Jennifer L. Armentrout’s Wicked series. As a massive fan of her’s, I was a teensy bit disappointed with this read, but I still enjoyed it overall.
Happy reading!! 😉


Wicked by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Genre: New Adult – Fantasy, Paranormal, Romance
Series: Wicked #1
Pages: 376
Publication Date: December 2014
My Rating: 3 of 5 stars
Read April 2020

Goodreads Synopsis:
Things are about to get Wicked in New Orleans.
Twenty-two year old Ivy Morgan isn’t your average college student. She, and others like her, know humans aren’t the only thing trolling the French Quarter for fun… and for food. Her duty to the Order is her life. After all, four years ago, she lost everything at the hands of the creatures she’d sworn to hunt, tearing her world and her heart apart.
Ren Owens is the last person Ivy expected to enter her rigidly controlled life. He’s six feet and three inches of temptation and swoon-inducing charm. With forest-green eyes and a smile that’s surely left a stream of broken hearts in its wake, he has an uncanny, almost unnatural ability to make her yearn for everything he has to offer. But letting him in is as dangerous as hunting the cold-blooded killers stalking the streets. Losing the boy she loved once before had nearly destroyed her, but the sparking tension that grows between them becomes impossible for Ivy to deny. Deep down, she wants… she needs more than what her duty demands of her, what her past has shaped for her.
But as Ivy grows closer to Ren, she realizes she’s not the only one carrying secrets that could shatter the frail bond between them. There’s something he’s not telling her, and one thing is for certain. She’s no longer sure what is more dangerous to her—the ancient beings threatening to take over the town or the man demanding to lay claim to her heart and her soul.


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Have you read Wicked?
What were your thoughts on it? How did you feel about the world building?
Did you find it to be too predictable? 
What are your favourite Jennifer L. Armentrout books?
I’d love to discuss it in the comments down below!! ❤

Thanks so much for hanging with me today!
See you again soon! 😉

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See my reviews for Jennifer L. Armentrout’s other books:
The Problem With Forever – Jennifer L. Armentrout
Covenant Series:
Half-Blood (Covenant #1) – Jennifer L. Armentrout
Pure (Covenant #2) – Jennifer L. Armentrout
Deity (Covenant #3) – Jennifer L. Armentrout
Apollyon (Convenant #4) – Jennifer L. Armentrout
Sentinel (Covenant $5) – Jennifer L. Armentrout
Lux Series:
Obsidian (Lux #1) – Jennifer L. Armentout
Onyx (Lux #2) – Jennifer L. Armentrout
Opal (Lux #3) – Jennifer L. Armentrout
Origin (Lux #4) – Jennifer L. Armentrout
Opposition (Lux #5) – Jennifer L. Armentrout
Wait for You Series:
Wait for You (Wait for You #1) – Jennifer L. Armentrout

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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


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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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Review: The Chaos of Standing Still

Good afternoon, everyone! I hope you’ve had a wonderful start to your weekend. Today I’m back with a review for The Chaos of Standing Still, which I actually finished over a week ago, bit didn’t get around to reviewing until recently. Hope you enjoy! 😀


The Chaos of Standing Still by Jessica Brody
Genre: Young Adult – Contemporary, Romance
Pages: 406
Publication Date: November 2017
My Rating: 3 of 5 stars
Read July 2019

Goodreads Synopsis:
Ryn has one unread text message on her phone. And it’s been there for almost a year.
She hasn’t tried to read it. She can’t. She won’t. Because that one message is the last thing her best friend ever said to her before she died.

But as Ryn finds herself trapped in the Denver International Airport on New Year’s Eve thanks to a never-ending blizzard on the one-year anniversary of her best friend’s death, fate literally runs into her.
And his name is Xander.
When the two accidentally swap phones, Ryn and Xander are thrust into the chaos of an unforgettable all-night adventure, filled with charming and mysterious strangers, a secret New Year’s Eve bash, and a possible Illuminati conspiracy hidden within the Denver airport. But as the bizarre night continues, all Ryn can think about is that one unread text message. It follows her wherever she goes, because Ryn can’t get her brialliantly wild and free-spirited best friend out of her head.

Ryn can’t move on.
But tonight, for the first time ever, she’s trying. And maybe that’s a start.


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Have you read The Chaos of Standing Still yet?
Were you disappointed by the setting? How did you feel about the events in the airport?

Did Troy annoy you as much as he annoyed me?
Let’s discuss it in the comments down below!

That’s everything for today. Thank you so much for reading and I hope you have an excellent afternoon! See you all again soon!

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Review: The Collector (Dante Walker #1)

Hello readers!

Today I have my review for the first book I read for #TheReadingQuest. This book applied to the prompt of reading the first book in a series.

I started off with 10 EXP, and I just added another 10 EXP for completing this book, putting me at a total of 20 EXP, meaning that I am still at Level 1.
I began with 10 HP, and I just gained another 35 HP for reading 352 pages, so I now have a total of 45 HP!


The Collector by Victoria Scott
Series: Dante Walker #1
Genre: Young Adult – Paranormal, Fantasy, Romance
Pages: 352
Publication Date: April 2013
My Rating: 3 of 5 stars
Read August 2017


Goodreads Synopsis:

He makes good girls…bad.

Dante Walker is flippin’ awesome, and he knows it. His good looks, killer charm, and stellar confidence have made him one of hell’s best—a soul collector. His job is simple: weed through humanity and label those round rears with a big red good or bad stamp. Old Saint Nick gets the good guys, and he gets the fun ones. Bag-and-tag.
Sealing souls is nothing personal. Dante’s an equal-opportunity collector and doesn’t want it any other way. But he’ll have to adjust, because Boss Man has given him a new assignment:
Collect Charlie Cooper’s soul within ten days.
Dante doesn’t know why Boss Man wants Charlie, nor does he care. This assignment means only one thing to him, and that’s a permanent ticket out of hell. But after Dante meets the quirky Nerd Alert chick he’s come to collect, he realizes this assignment will test his abilities as a collector…and uncover emotions deeply buried.


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Is The Collector on your TBR?
Have you already read it? What did you think of Dante’s narration? Have you read the rest of the trilogy? Should I move it up on my TBR?
Let’s chat in the comments down below!

Thanks for joining me today! Wishing you a lovely weekend!

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Review: The Way We Bared Our Souls

The Way We Bared Our Souls by Willa Strayhorn
Genre: Young Adult – Contemporary, Magic Realism, Romance
Pages: 288
Publication Date:
January 2015
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Read in August 2016

Goodreads Synopsis:
If you could trade your biggest burden for someone else’s, would you do it?
Five teenagers sit around a bonfire in the middle of the New Mexico desert. They don’t know it yet, but they are about to make the biggest sacrifice of their lives.
Lo has a family history of MS, and is starting to come down with all the symptoms.
Thomas, a former child soldier from Liberia, is plagued by traumatic memories of his war-torn past.
Kaya would do anything to feel physical pain, but a rare condition called CIP keeps her numb.
Ellen can’t remember who she was before she started doing drugs.
Kit lost his girlfriend in a car accident and now he just can’t shake his newfound fear of death.
When they trade totems as a symbol of shedding and adopting one another’s sorrows, they think it’s only an exercise.
But in the morning, they wake to find their burdens gone…and replaced with someone else’s.

As the reality of the ritual unfolds, this unlikely group of five embarks on a week of beautiful, terrifying experiences that all culminate in one perfect truth: In the end, your soul is stronger than your burdens.


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Have any of you read The Way We Bared Our Souls?  What were your thoughts on it? How did you feel about the writing style?
Is it on your TBR?
Let me know in the comments down below!

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Review: Nerve

Nerve by Jeanne Ryan
Genre: Young Adult – Thriller, Suspense, Romance, Science Fiction
Pages: 304
Publication Date: September 2012
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Read July 2016

Goodreads Synopsis:
ARE YOU PLAYING THE GAME OR IS THE GAME PLAYING YOU?
Vee doesn’t know if she has the guts to play NERVE, an anonymous online game of dares. But whoever’s behind the game knows exactly what she wants, enticing her with lustworthy prizes and a sizzling-hot partner. With Ian on her team, it’s easy to agree to another dare. And another. And another. At first it’s thrilling as the Watchers cheer them on to more dangerous challenges. But suddenly the game turns deadly. Will Vee and Ian risk their lives for the Grand Prize dare, or will they lose NERVE?


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Is this book on your TBR?
Have you already read it? What were your thoughts?

Have any of you seen the movie yet? How was it?
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