Posted in Book Tags

I Spy Book Challenge

Good morning, everyone! I hope you’re all doing well! ❤
I stumbled upon this really fun book challenge, which is essentially a scavenger hunt of your bookshelves!! It looked like too much fun not to participate in it!! I had a blast doing it!
This challenge was creating by Kayla @ Books and Lala on Youtube.
I hope you enjoy! 🙂


Rules:
Find a book on your bookshelves that contains (
either on the cover or in the title) an example for each of twenty categories.
You must have a separate book for all 20, get as creative as you want and do it within five minutes!! (or longer if you have way too many books on way too many overcrowded shelves!)

#1 Food – Love & Gelato by Jenna Evans Welch
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(see my review here)

#2 Transportation – Along for the Ride by Sarah Dessen
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(see my review here)

#3 Weapon – A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas
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#4 Animal – Wink Poppy Midnight by April Genevieve Tucholke
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#5 Number – 5 to 1 by Holly Bodger
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(see my review here)

#6 Something You Read – A Little Something Different by Sandy Hall
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(see my review here)

#7 Body of Water – We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
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#8 Product of Fire – The Way We Bared Our Souls by Willa Strayhorn
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(see my review here)

#9 Royalty – Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Harry Potter #6) by J. K. Rowling
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#10 Architecture – Hotel Ruby by Suzanne Young
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(see my review here)

#11 Item of Clothing – Distant Waves by Suzanne Weyn
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#12 Family Member – The Son of Neptune (Heroes of Olympus #2) by Rick Riordan
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#13 Time of Day – Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare
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#14 Music – This Song Will Save Your Life by Leila Sales
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#15 Paranormal Being – Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead
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#16 Occupation – Kill The Boy Band by Goldy Moldovsky
(Being in a boy band counts as an occupation, right?)
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(see my review here)

#17 Season – Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson
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#18 Colour – Red Queen by Victoira Aveyard
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#19 Celestial Body – Written in the Stars by Aisha Saheed
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(see my review here)

#20 Something that Grows – The Way I Used to Be by Amber Smith
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(see my review here)


Do you have any of these books on your shelves?
Have you read any of them? Which one is your favourite?
Let me know in the comments down below!! 😉

Thanks so much for joining me today! I hope you had as much fun as I did!
See you again soon! ❤

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Posted in Reviews

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!

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