You know how sometimes you read a book that’s just so incredibly amazing and then you kind of don’t know what to do with yourself afterwards? I felt that way when I read Where Dreams Descend last year and it happened again when I finished When Night Breaks. Thank you so much to Wednesday books and Netgalley for letting me read an eARC of this book! Make sure y’all go out and grab this one tomorrow (and if you haven’t read Where Dreams Descend yet, make sure you grab that one first since it’s the first book in the duology and you’ll 100% be lost without it).
Ahhhhhhh y’all! Lore was one of my absolute favorite reads of 2020 and I cannot wait to tell y’all all about it and why you need to grab it/read it when it comes out tomorrow! Thank you so much to Disney-Hyperion Books and Netgalley for letting me read Lore early. I had been looking forward to Lore for the longest time and I love everything about Greek mythology, so i knew I was going to enjoy it, especially because I love Alex Bracken’s writing, but man, I didn’t realize just how much I was going to love it!
Happy pub day to In a Holidaze by Christina Lauren and thank you so much to Netgalley and Gallery Books for letting me read an e-ARC of this one! I freaking love Christina Lauren books- I think they’re a great contemporary romance writing duo and I also love holiday romances, so this was a match made in heaven for me. I absolutely loved In a Holidaze and devoured it in less than a day!
Thank you so much to Netgalley and Wednesday Books for letting me read Fable early! I was able to jump on the opportunity to read/review Fable when Wednesday Books was doing that incredible Read Now deal on Netgalley earlier in the summer when they had like 5 amazing upcoming titles turned to Read Now and while I wasn’t the biggest fan of Sky in the Deep and I haven’t been able to finish the Girl the Sea Gave Back yet, I absolutely devoured Fable. It’s definitely my favorite Adrienne Young book by far! Fable comes out today, so make sure you pick it up ASAP!
Thank you so much to Wednesday Books for asking me to be a part of the blog tour for Where Dreams Descend by Janella Angeles (and thank you to both Wednesday books and NetGalley for the free early review copy)! I first heard of this book via Roshani Chokshi’s instagram stories earlier this year (I think… it could have been last year too… time is an interesting concept right now) and it sounded so interesting- a mix of Moulin Rouge and the Phantom of the Opera with magicians- so I put it on my list ASAP and kept my eyes peeled for any way to read the ARC. I’m so glad I was able to because this book was freaking amazing and is one of my favorites of the year! This book came out yesterday, August 25th, so make sure you pick it up!
Thank you so much to NetGalley and Forever for granting my wish and letting me read an ARC of Kiss My Cupcake early! I loved Meet Cute by Helena Hunting, so I was really excited to read this one (especially since it’s about one of my favorite tropes- enemies to lovers)! I definitely wasn’t disappointed- this was such a cute book and I loved every minute of it! Kiss My Cupcake comes out today, so make sure you run and grab it!
Hey y’all! I’m so excited that I got to be a part of the book tour for Star Daughter by Hear Our Voices Book Tours! This is my first tour with them and they’re such a great company to work with, so I really hope to do more tours with them in the future! So, for my post, not only am I going to write a review for y’all, I’m also going to give y’all 15 thoughts I had while reading the book, so I’ll try to keep it as spoiler free as possible in that section. I’m thinking that format wise, I’m going to give you my rating first, then the summary from Goodreads, my review, and then end with my 15 thoughts. Also, thank you so much to Hear Our Voices and the publisher, Harper Teen, for giving me a free ARC to read and review for this!
Happy Wednesday! Another Wednesday, another edition of Blast from the Past! Today, we’re moving to 2018.
2018 was a pretty solid year- I had my golden birthday and my family went to Maui to celebrate it, which was amazing. I also got to co-lead the planning and execution for the biggest conference of the year for my team and while it was a ridiculous amount of work, it was the coolest thing I’ve ever done and me and my co-worker ended up beating every expectation and leading the company revenue wise post event, so that was amazing. And it was in Vegas, so that was also really, really fun- and all of this was only done by the end of March, so there was so much more of the year left to go. In the rest of 2018, I experienced major burnout at work, almost quit my job a couple of times, got a promotion, participated in a Spartan race and subsequently screwed up my knee, went to my first author signing with Renee and Roshani, went to LA, went to a Fall Out Boy concert, and went on a Europe trip for my dad’s 60th birthday, which when I write everything out like that seems nuts, especially since I somehow managed to read 113 books on top of that! What the heck!
It was really hard to narrow it down to a top 5 this time, so I made a top 6, because 2018 was the year that Kingdom of Ash came out and I’m a Sarah J Maas junkie, so of course I reread all of those books and Kingdom of Ash is on that list, so it wouldn’t have been fair to just have a top 5. Read More »
Happy Friday y’all! Can you believe that we’re already at the end of July?! What the heck!!! Let’s see, what all has been going on with me since my last First Line Friday- I went on a socially distant date with a new guy from a dating app last weekend and that went well! I don’t know if it’s going to go anywhere with him (we haven’t even planned a second date yet), but it’s nice to know that after being ghosted by the last two guys I was really interested in, people are still into me. Besides that, I’ve finished 4 books this week and all of them were really good! That’s it for my weekly update!
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?
Pick a book off your shelf (it could be your current read or on your TBR) and open to the first page
Copy the first few lines, but don’t give anything else about the book away just yet – you need to hook the reader first
This year, I’ve read so many more romance novels than any other year in the past and it’s been so great for my mood and happiness (but, man, has it made me feel more single than ever, but that’s another story all together. I’m all over all of the dating apps though, so if y’all ever want to hear about the mess that is my dating life, let me know). Since everyone could use more happiness and romance in their lives, I figured why not give you guys my top 3 romance novels of the year so far! So let’s get at it!Read More »