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First Lines Fridays #13

Yup, it’s that time of the week again. Time for another First Lines Friday!! Hope you enjoy! 🙂


First Lines Fridays is a weekly feature for book lovers hosted by Wandering Words.
What if instead of judging a book by its cover, its author or its prestige, we judged it by its opening lines?

College had always seemed so crucial, such an essential part of what measures a person’s worth and determines their future. We live in a time where people ask which school you went to before asking your last name. From an early age I was taught, trained really, to prepare for my education. It had become this necessity that required an overwhelming amount of preparation and borderline obsession. 

And the book is…… Continue reading “First Lines Fridays #13”

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First Lines Fridays #11

Good morning, my lovely readers! Hope you’ve been having a great week!! Today I’m back with another First Lines Friday, this time for one of my more recent reads.
Hope you enjoy!! 😀


First Lines Fridays is a weekly feature for book lovers hosted by Wandering Words.
What if instead of judging a book by its cover, its author or its prestige, we judged it by its opening lines?

If I die, it’s Trina Hamilton’s fault. She’s hard to miss; statuesque blonde with angry eyes and tiny nostrils wearing top-of-the-line Tony Lamas so she can kick my ass at a moment’s notice. When the early-morning sun finally burns through my irises and kills me dead, she’s the one you want.

And the book is…… Continue reading “First Lines Fridays #11”

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First Lines Fridays #10

Happy Friday, everybody! It’s time for another First Lines Friday!!
In celebration of it being my first week of university, I selected a novel in which the protagonist is also beginning their first year of college!
Happy reading! 😉


First Lines Fridays is a weekly feature for book lovers hosted by Wandering Words.
What if instead of judging a book by its cover, its author or its prestige, we judged it by its opening lines?

There were two things in life that scared the ever-loving crap out of me. Waking up in the middle of the night and discovering a ghost with its transparent face shoved in mine was one of them. Not likely to occur, but still pretty damn freaky to think about. The second thing was walking into a crowded classroom late.
I absolutely loathed being late.
I hated for people to turn and stare, which they always did when you entered a classroom a minute after class started.
That was why I had obsessively plotted the distance between my apartment in University Heights and the designated parking lot for commuter students over the weekend on Google. And I actually drove it twice on Sunday to make sure Google wasn’t leading me astray.

And the book is…… Continue reading “First Lines Fridays #10”

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First Lines Fridays #9

Happy Friday, everybody! I hope you all had a really good week!
Today is time for another First Lines Friday for a book I’ve had on my Goodreads TBR for ages.
Enjoy! 😉


First Lines Fridays is a weekly feature for book lovers hosted by Wandering Words.
What if instead of judging a book by its cover, its author or its prestige, we judged it by its opening lines?

I stand up and look down at the bed, holding my breath in fear of the sounds that are escalating from deep within my throat.
I will not cry.
I will not cry.
Slowly sinking to my knees, I place my hands on the edge of the bed and run my fingers over the yellow stars poured across the deep blue background of the comforter. I stare at the stars until they begin to blur from the tears that are clouding my vision.

And the book is…… Continue reading “First Lines Fridays #9”

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Review: Along for the Ride

Good afternoon and happy Sunday! I hope you’ve been enjoying your weekend so far. As my summer started coming to a close, I knew that I had to squeeze in at least one summery contemporary romance! What better author to pick up than the queen  of YA contemporary romance, Sarah Dessen?
Happy reading! 😉


Along for the Ride by Sarah Dessen
Genre: Young Adult – Contemporary, Romance
Pages: 399
Publication Date: June 2009
My Rating: 4 of 5 stars
Read August 2019

Goodreads Synopsis:
Up all night.
Nights have always been Auden’s time, her chance to escape everything that’s going on around her.
Then she meets Eli, a fellow insomniac, and he becomes her nocturnal tour guide.
Now, with an endless supply of summer nights between them, almost anything can happen…


Click here to read my thoughts/review on Goodreads!

Have you read Along for the Ride? What was your favourite night time adventure of Auden and Eli’s?
Is this book on your TBR?
Are you a fan of Sarah Dessen’s other books? Which one is your favourite? Your least favourite?
Are you going to watch the Netflix adaption on Along for the Ride?
I’d love to chat about it in the comments down below!!

Thanks for hanging with me today. Hope you have an awesome week!
See you all again soon!! 🙂

Find me on Goodreads here.

See my reviews for Sarah Dessen’s other books:
Someone Like You
What Happened to Goodbye

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Review: You’d Be Mine

Good afternoon, everyone! I hope you’ve been having a lovely day so far. Today I’m bringing you a review for my latest read, You’d Be Mine. It came out earlier this year and has been receiving many positive reviews, but unfortunately, I didn’t enjoy it all that much. 
On with the review… Happy reading!! 🙂

You’d Be Mine by Erin Hahn
Genre: 
Young Adult – Contemporary, Romance
Pages: 304
Publication Date: April 2019
My Rating: 2.5 of 5 stars
Read August 2019

Goodreads Synopsis:
Annie Mathers is America’s sweetheart and heir to a country music legacy full of all the things her Gran warned her about. Superstar Clay Coolidge is most definitely going to end up one of those things.
But unfortunately for Clay, if he can’t convince Annie to join his summer tour, his music label is going to drop him. That’s what happens when your bad boy image turns into bad boy reality. Annie has been avoiding the spotlight after her parents’ tragic death, except on her skyrocketing YouTube channel. Clay’s label wants to land Annie, and Clay has to make it happen.
Swayed by Clay’s undeniable charm and good looks, Annie and her band agree to join the tour. From the start fans want them to be more than just tour mates, and Annie and Clay can’t help but wonder if the fans are right. But if there’s one part of fame Annie wants nothing to do with, it’s a high-profile relationship. She had a front row seat to her parents’ volatile marriage and isn’t interested in repeating history. If only she could convince her heart that Clay, with his painful past and head over heels inducing tenor, isn’t worth the risk.


Click here to read my thoughts/review on Goodreads!

Have any of you read You’d Be Mine? Did you think that it lived up to the hype? Did you enjoy the country music aspect?
Is the book on your TBR?
Let me know in the comments down below!

Thank you for joining me today! Hope you enjoy the rest of your week!!
Until next time!

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First Lines Fridays #7

Well, it’s that time of the week again! Time for another First Lines Friday!
Enjoy!! 😉


First Lines Fridays is a weekly feature for book lovers hosted by Wandering Words.
What if instead of judging a book by its cover, its author or its prestige, we judged it by its opening lines?

It always feels like death. At least at first. Your muscles stretch and burn until they might rip. The bones in your hips threaten to rotate right out of their sockets. Your spine lengthens and twists into impossible shapes. The veins in your arms swell, blood pulsing though them. Your fingers tremble as you try to hold them taut but graceful, just so. Your toes jam into a pretty pink box, battering your feet with constellations of blisters and bruises. 

And the book is…… Continue reading “First Lines Fridays #7”