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Review: Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea (Between #1)

Happy first day of September! I absolutely cannot believe that it is already September. I could swear that it’s still June! I hope everyone had an enjoyable summer!<3
School is starting back up for me next week, so unfortunately my reading will be slowing down quite a bit until Christmas time, but I’m certainly going to squeeze in as many more books as I possibly can before then!
Today I’m bringing you a review of what has to be one of my most anticipated reads, Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea! Unfortunately, this book was not all that I had dreamed of, especially after building it up for so many years. 
Hope you enjoy! 


Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea by April Genevieve Tucholke
Genre: Young Adult – Romance, Paranormal
Series: Between #1
Pages: 360
Publication Date: August 2013
My Rating: 2 of 5 stars
Read July 2021

Goodreads Synopsis:
You stop fearing the devil when you’re holding his hand…
Nothing much exciting rolls through Violet White’s sleepy, seaside town… until River West comes along. River rents the guest house behind Violet’s crumbling estate, and as eerie, grim things start to happen, Violet begins to wonder about the boy living in her backyard.
Is River just a crooked-smiling liar with pretty eyes and a mysterious past? Or could he be something more?
Violet’s grandmother always warned her about the Devil, but she never said he could be a dark-haired boy who takes naps in the sun, who likes coffee, who kisses you in a cemetery… who makes you want to kiss back.
Violet’s already so knee-deep in love, she can’t see straight. And that’s just how River likes it.
Blending faded decadence and the thrilling dread of gothic horror, April Genevieve Tucholke weaves a dreamy, twisting contemporary romance, as gorgeously told as it is terrifying—a debut to watch.


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Have you read Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea? What about April Genevieve Tulcholke’s other novels? Are they on your TBR? 
I’d love to hear about it in the comments down below!!
Thank you very much for joining me today! Until next time!! 🙂

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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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Review: Layla

Good afternoon!! I hope you’re all doing well.
Today I’m here with a review of my third Colleen Hoover read, Layla, which was just published in December. I really enjoyed the other Colleen Hoover books that I read before this, but Layla was quite the disappointment for me.
Happy reading! ❤


Layla by Colleen Hoover
Genre: Adult – Mystery/Thriller, Romance, Paranormal
Pages: 301
Publication Date: December 2020
My Rating: 2 of 5 stars
Read December 2020

Goodreads Synopsis:
From #1 New York Times bestselling author Colleen Hoover comes a novel that explores life after tragedy and the enduring spirit of love.
When Leeds meets Layla, he’s convinced he’ll spend the rest of his life with her—until an unexpected attack leaves Layla fighting for her life. After weeks in the hospital, Layla recovers physically, but the emotional and mental scarring has altered the woman Leeds fell in love with. In order to put their relationship back on track, Leeds whisks Layla away to the bed-and-breakfast where they first met. Once they arrive, Layla’s behavior takes a bizarre turn. And that’s just one of many inexplicable occurrences.
Feeling distant from Layla, Leeds soon finds solace in Willow—another guest of the B&B with whom he forms a connection through their shared concerns. As his curiosity for Willow grows, his decision to help her find answers puts him in direct conflict with Layla’s well-being. Leeds soon realizes he has to make a choice because he can’t help both of them. But if he makes the wrong choice, it could be detrimental for all of them.


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Have you read Layla? Do you think that it lived up to the hype?
What’s your favourite Colleen Hoover book?
Let me know in the comments down below! ❤

Thanks for reading!! I’ll see you again next time! 😉
Have a phenomenal day!

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Review: Twilight

Happy Monday! I hope you’re all having a wonderful day!
Today I’m back with a review of a book that I had never planned on picking up, but for whatever reason, I finally did. I wouldn’t say that I regret it, but I didn’t exactly enjoy the book all that much either.
Happy reading!! 😉


Twilight by Stephanie Meyer
Genre: Young Adult – Paranormal, Fantasy, Romance
Series: Twilight #1
Pages: 501
Publication Date: October 2005
My Rating: 2 of 5 stars
Read September 2020

Goodreads Synopsis:
About three things I was absolutely positive.
First, Edward was a vampire.
Second, there was a part of him—and I didn’t know how dominant that part might be—that thirsted for my blood.
And third, I was unconditionally and irrevocably in love with him.
Deeply seductive and extraordinarily suspenseful, Twilight is a love story with bite.


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Have you read Twilight? What are your thoughts on the series?
Have you watched the movies?
Let me know in the comments down below!! 

Thanks for hanging with me today!! I hope to see you again soon! 😉

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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: The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer

Happy Sunday! I hope you’re all staying safe and healthy!! ❤
This afternoon I’m back with a review of one of my favourite books ever, The Unbecoming of Mar Dyer. I reread this for the third time last week (as if I don’t have a about fifty other books that I should be reading right now) and I had the absolute time of my life. This story never fails to blow me away.
I hope you enjoy! 😀


The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin
Genre: Young Adult – Paranormal, Fantasy, Romance, Mystery/Thriller
Series: Mara Dyer #1
Pages: 456
Publication Date: September 2011
My Rating: 5 of 5 stars
Read May 2015, April 2017, April 2020

Goodreads Synopsis:
Mara Dyer believes life can’t get any stranger than waking up in a hospital with no memory of how she got there.
It can.
She believes there must be more to the accident she can’t remember that killed her friends and left her strangely unharmed.
There is.
She doesn’t believe that after everything she’s been through, she can fall in love.
She’s wrong.


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Have you read this trilogy?
What did you think of it? Who was your favourite character?
I would love to discuss it in the comments down below! ❤

As always, thank you so much for reading. Until next time!! 🙂

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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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First Lines Fridays #14

Happy Friday!! I hope you all had a lovely week. I’ve been super busy with school and midterms, but everything’s been going well so far and I am so happy to be back with another post. 
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?

When I heard Bea chant the words, it was as if little insects were crawling in under my spine, ready to change it. I was going to crack and bend, become something other. Our temples were sweating under our masks, but we didn’t take them off. It felt like they had become part of our skins.

And the book is…… Continue reading “First Lines Fridays #14”

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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: Opposition (Lux #5)

Opposition by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Genre: 
Young Adult –  Science Fiction, Paranormal, Romance
Series: Lux #5
Pages: 533
Publication Date: August 2014
My Rating: 5 of 5 stars
Read April 2016 & December 2018

Goodreads Synopsis:
Katy knows the world changed the night the Luxen came.
She can’t believe Daemon welcomed his race or stood by as his kind threatened to obliterate every last human and hybrid on Earth. But the lines between good and bad have blurred, and love has become an emotion that could destroy her—could destroy them all.

Daemon will do anything to save those he loves, even if it means betrayal.
They must team with an unlikely enemy if there is any chance of surviving the invasion. But when it quickly becomes impossible to tell friend from foe, and the world is crumbling around them, they may lose everything— even what they cherish most—to ensure the survival of their friends…and mankind.

War has come to Earth. And no matter the outcome, the future will never be the same for those left standing.


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Have you read the Lux series yet? Which book was your favourite in the series? Do you have a favourite character?
What did you think of the ending?
If you haven’t read it, is the series on your TBR?
Let’s talk all about it in the comments down below!

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See my reviews for Jennifer L. Armentrout’s other books:
Wait for You (Wait for You #1)
Covenant Series:

Half-Blood (Covenant #1) 
Pure (Covenant #2) 
Deity (Covenant #3)
Apollyon (Convenant #4) 
Sentinel (Covenant $5) 
Lux Series:
Obsidian (Lux #1)
Onyx (Lux #2) 
Opal (Lux #3) 
Origin (Lux #4) 
Opposition (Lux #5)