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Review: The Unrequited

Good evening! I hope you’re all staying safe and healthy! ❤
Today I have a review for the first book that I have DNFed in years. This story had a fantastic premise and a really strong start, but it just didn’t go in the direction that I was hoping.
Happy reading!! 😉


 The Unrequited by Saffron A. Kent
Genre: New Adult – Contemporary, Romance
Pages: 340
Publication Date: July 2017
My Rating: 1 of 5 stars (DNF)
Read April 2020

Goodreads Synopsis:
Layla Robinson is not crazy. She is suffering from unrequited love. But it’s time to move on. No more stalking, no more obsessive calling.
What she needs is a distraction. The blue-eyed guy she keeps seeing around campus could be a great one—only he is the new poetry professor—the married poetry professor.
Thomas Abrams is a stereotypical artist—rude, arrogant, and broody—but his glares and taunts don’t scare Layla. She might be bad at poetry, but she is good at reading between the lines. Beneath his prickly façade, Thomas is lonely, and Layla wants to know why. Obsessively.
Sometimes you do get what you want. Sometimes you end up in the storage room of a bar with your professor and you kiss him. Sometimes he kisses you back like the world is ending and he will never get to kiss you again. He kisses you until you forget the years of unrequited love; you forget all the rules, and you dare to reach for something that is not yours.
NOTE: Please be aware that this book deals with sensitive topics like cheating. 18+ Only.


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Is it on your TBR?
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Review: Again, But Better

Good evening and happy World Book Day!
Today I’m back with a review of Christine Riccio’s debut novel Again But Better. I had a few issues with the book, but I enjoyed it overall!
I’m also very happy to be sharing this review on World Book Day because I talked a lot about my love for readsing and relationship with the online book community in my review! ❤
I hope you enjoy!! 🙂


Again, But Better by Christine Riccio
Genre: Young Adult – Contemporary, Romance, Magic Realism
Pages: 373
Publication Date: May 2019
My Rating: 3.5 of 5 stars
Read April 2020

Goodreads Synopsis:
Shane has been doing college all wrong. Pre-med, stellar grades, and happy parents…sounds ideal—but Shane’s made zero friends, goes home every weekend, and romance…what’s that?
Her life has been dorm, dining hall, class, repeat. Time’s a ticking, and she needs a change—there’s nothing like moving to a new country to really mix things up. Shane signs up for a semester abroad in London. She’s going to right all her college mistakes: make friends, pursue boys, and find adventure!
Easier said than done. She is soon faced with the complicated realities of living outside her bubble, and when self-doubt sneaks in, her new life starts to fall apart.
Shane comes to find that, with the right amount of courage and determination one can conquer anything. Throw in some fate and a touch of magic—the possibilities are endless.


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Have you read Again But Better?
Do you watch Christine’s videos on YouTube?
How do you feel about YA books featuring protagonists in their late teens or early twenties?
I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments down below!

Thank you so very much for reading! 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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Review: Broken Beautiful Hearts

Hello, hello!! I hope your morning has been off to a lovely start!
Today I’m here with a review of Broken Beautiful Hearts, which is a book that I actually finished at the beginning of last month, but I didn’t get around to posting the review until now. I was really excited to read it, but I was quite disappointed for a number of reasons.
The cover is stunning though, isn’t it?
Hope you enjoy! 🙂


Broken Beautiful Hearts by Kami Garcia
Genre: Young Adult – Contemporary, Romance
Pages: 407
Publication Date: February 2018
My Rating: 2 of 5 stars
Read March 2020

Goodreads Synopsis:
Her heart has to break before it can open.
When star soccer player Peyton Rios receives an offer from her first-choice college, senior year starts off exactly as planned. But when Peyton uncovers her boyfriend’s dark secret, she confronts him―and finds herself falling down a flight of stairs. Peyton’s knee―and maybe her dream of going pro―is shattered. Everyone is talking: Was she pushed, or did she fall? Peyton knows the truth, even if no one believes her.
He has to let someone in before it’s too late.
With her future on the line, Peyton goes to stay with her uncle in a small Tennessee town to focus on her recovery. Dating is the last thing on her mind―until she meets sweet, sexy Owen Law.
But Peyton doesn’t trust her heart, especially when she senses that Owen is hiding something. When their secrets are finally exposed, Peyton has to decide if love is worth fighting for.


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Have you read Broken Beautiful Hearts?
Did you enjoy it? How did you feel about the romance?
Have you read any of Kami Garcia’s books?
Let me know in the comments down below!! 

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Review: That Summer

Good morning, my lovely readers! I hope you all have been having a great week. 🙂
This morning I am bringing you a review of Sarah Dessen’s debut novel, That Summer. This was definitely my least favourite of the ten books that I’ve read by her, but I’m glad I finally had the opportunity to read her first book.
I read this book for my Divination exam in the Magical Readathon!
Hope you enjoy!! ❤


That Summer by Sarah Dessen
Genre: Young Adult – Contemporary, Romance
Pages: 208
Publication Date: January 1996
My Rating: 2.5 of 5 stars
Read April 2020

Goodreads Synopsis:
For fifteen-year-old Haven, life is changing too quickly. She’s nearly six feet tall, her father is getting remarried, and her sister—the always perfect Ashley—is planning a wedding of her own. Haven wishes things could just go back to the way they were. Then an old boyfriend of Ashley’s reenters the picture, and through him, Haven sees the past for what it really was, and comes to grips with the future.


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Is That Summer on your TBR?
Have you read That Summer?
How did you think it compared to her other novels?
What are your favourite and least favourite Sarah Dessen novels?

As always, thank you so very much for reading. 🙂
See you again soon!! ❤

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See my reviews of Sarah Dessen’s other books:
Along for the Ride – Sarah Dessen
Someone Like You – Sarah Dessen
What Happened to Goodbye – Sarah Dessen

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Review: But I Love Him

Hello, my fellow bookworms! I hope you all are having a fantastic weekend so far!
Today I’m back with a review for the first book that I read for the Magical Readathon! I picked this up totally on a whim  and flew right through it – the story was so well done.
Happy reading!! 😉


But I Love Him by Amanda Grace
Genre: Young Adult – Contemporary, Romance
Pages: 245
Publication Date: May 2011
My Rating: 4 of 5 stars
Read April 2020

Goodreads Synopsis:
Sometimes at night, I wake up and stare at the heart for hours. I think of how I collected each piece from the beach, how I glued it all together into one big sculpture. I wonder if Connor realizes what it means, that he’ll always have a piece of me no matter what happens. Each piece of glass is another piece of myself that I gave to him.
It’s too bad I didn’t keep any pieces for myself.
At the beginning of senior year, Ann was a smiling, straight-A student and track star with friends and a future. Then she met a haunted young man named Connor. Only she can heal his emotional scars; only he could make her feel so loved – and needed. Ann can’t recall the pivotal moment it all changed, when she surrendered everything to be with him, but by graduation, her life has become a dangerous high wire act. Just one mistake could trigger Connor’s rage, a senseless storm of cruel words and violence damaging everything – and everyone – in its path.
This evocative slideshow of flashbacks reveals a heartbreaking story of love gone terribly wrong.


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Have you read But I Love Him?
How did you feel about the reverse chronological order writing style?
Which books about abusive relationships would you recommend?
I’d love to hear from you in the comments down below!

Thank you so much for stopping by! I hope you have a wonderful day. 🙂
Until next time! ❤

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Review: Meet Cute: Some People Are Destined to Meet

Good morning, good morning!! I hope you’re all doing well. 
Today I have a review for a really cute anthology written by a group of very talented young adult authors. I’ve been slowly working my way through these stories since January of last year, and I had so much fun doing so. There’s nothing like a short and sweet love story to put me in a good mood!
Hope you enjoy!! 🙂


Meet Cute: Some People Are Destined to Meet by Jennifer L. Armentrout, Dhonielle Clayton,  Katie Cotugno, Jocelyn DaviesNina LaCour, Emery Lord, Katharine McGee, Kass Morgan, Meredith RussoSara ShepardNicola YoonIbi ZoboiJulie Murphy
Genre: Young Adult – Romance, Anthologies
Pages: 314
Publication Date: January 2018
My Rating: 3.5 of 5 stars
Read March 2020

Goodreads Synopsis:
Whether or not you believe in fate, or luck, or love at first sight, every romance has to start somewhere. MEET CUTE is an anthology of original short stories featuring tales of “how they first met” from some of today’s most popular YA authors.
Readers will experience Nina LaCour’s beautifully written piece about two Bay Area girls meeting via a cranky customer service Tweet, Sara Shepard’s glossy tale about a magazine intern and a young rock star, Nicola Yoon’s imaginative take on break-ups and make-ups, Katie Cotugno’s story of two teens hiding out from the police at a house party, and Huntley Fitzpatrick’s charming love story that begins over iced teas at a diner. There’s futuristic flirting from Kass Morgan and Katharine McGee, a riveting transgender heroine from Meredith Russo, a subway missed connection moment from Jocelyn Davies, and a girl determined to get out of her small town from Ibi Zoboi. Jennifer Armentrout writes a sweet story about finding love from a missing library book, Emery Lord has a heartwarming and funny tale of two girls stuck in an airport, Dhonielle Clayton takes a thoughtful, speculate approach to pre-destined love, and Julie Murphy dreams up a fun twist on reality dating show contestants.
This incredibly talented group of authors brings us a collection of stories that are at turns romantic and witty, epic and everyday, heartbreaking and real.


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Have you read this anthology? Which stories were your favourite?
Which other anthologies would you recommend?
Let me know in the comments down below!!

Thank you all so, so much for joining me today! I hope you enjoy the rest of our week!! 🙂
See you again soon!! ❤

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Review: Snowed In

Good morning and happy Sunday!! I hope you’ve all been doing well and are staying safe and healthy! ❤
Today I’m here with a review for Snowed In, genuinely one of the worst books that I have ever read. I try not to speak poorly of books too often, but sometimes I just can’t help it. This is, unfortunately, one of these times.
Hope you enjoy!! 😉


Snowed In by Rachel Hawthorne
Genre: Young Adult – Romance, Contemporary
Pages: 261
Publication Date: November 2007
My Rating: 1.5 of 5 stars
Read March 2020

Goodreads Synopsis:
Seventeen-year-old Ashleigh is about to experience a lot of things for the first time. 1) Snow. She and her mom are moving from sunny Texas to an icy island in the middle of Lake Michigan, which is completely snowbound. As in, no cars, just sleighs. 2) Small-town life. The icy island? Yep, it’s tiny. Like, 30 people in the whole high school tiny. And scariest of all: 3) Boys. Of course they had boys in Texas. But none of them were as irresistible—or as hard to figure out—as Josh Wynter. And before the snow melts, Ashleigh might also be falling in love …


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Have you read Snowed In?
Did you enjoy it?
Have you read any of Rachel Hawthorne’s other books? Are any of her other books worth giving a try?
I’d love to hear from you in the comments down below! 🙂

Thank you so much for joining me today!! I hope you all have the loveliest of weeks.
See you next time!!

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Review: Daughter of the Pirate King

Happy Friday, everyone!! I hope you all had a fantastic week!
Today I’m back with a review for Daughter of the Pirate King, a book that’s been on my radar for years, but I hadn’t had the opportunity to read until recently.
I hope you enjoy!! 🙂


Daughter of the Pirate King by Tricia Levenseller
Genre: Young Adult – Fantasy, Romance
Series: Daughter of the Pirate King #1
Pages: 311
Publication Date: February 2017
My Rating: 3.75 of 5 stars
Read March 2020

Goodreads Synopsis:
There will be plenty of time for me to beat him soundly once I’ve gotten what I came for.
Sent on a mission to retrieve an ancient hidden map—the key to a legendary treasure trove—seventeen-year-old pirate captain Alosa deliberately allows herself to be captured by her enemies, giving her the perfect opportunity to search their ship.
More than a match for the ruthless pirate crew, Alosa has only one thing standing between her and the map: her captor, the unexpectedly clever and unfairly attractive first mate, Riden. But not to worry, for Alosa has a few tricks up her sleeve, and no lone pirate can stop the Daughter of the Pirate King.


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Is Daughter of the Pirate King on your TBR? Have you read it already?
Did you think that it was worth the hype?
Were you able to predict any of the plot twists?
I’d love to discuss it in the comments down below!

As always, thank you so much for reading! I hope you have a wonderful day!
See you soon!! 😀

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Review: A Trick of the Light

Happy Monday, everyone! I hope you all had a great weekend! Now that all of my university classes have been moved to online, I have a little bit more free time, most of which I’ve been spending reading!!
Today I’m back with a review of my latest read, A Trick of the Light. Hope you enjoy! 😉


A Trick of the Light by Lois Metzger
Genre: Young Adult – Contemporary, Mental Illness
Pages: 189
Publication Date: 
My Rating: 4 of 5 stars
Read March 2020

Goodreads Synopsis:
Telling a story of a rarely recognized segment of eating disorder sufferers—young men—A Trick of the Light by Lois Metzger is a book for fans of the complex characters and emotional truths in Laurie Halse Anderson’s Wintergirls and Jay Asher’s Thirteen Reasons Why.
Mike Welles had everything under control. But that was before. Now things are rough at home, and they’re getting confusing at school. He’s losing his sense of direction, and he feels like he’s a mess. Then there’s a voice in his head. A friend, who’s trying to help him get control again. More than that—the voice can guide him to become faster and stronger than he was before, to rid his life of everything that’s holding him back. To figure out who he is again. If only Mike will listen.


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Have you read A Trick of the Light?
Have you ever seen any other books about a male character with an eating disorder?
What are your favourite books about mental illness?
I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments down below!

Thanks so much for joing me today. I hope you all stay safe and healthy! Until next time! 🙂 ❤

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