ARC Review: The Inheritance of Orquídea Divina by Zoraida Córdova 

Thank you so much to Atria Books and Netgalley for letting me read an eARC of The Inheritance of Orquídea Divina! I wasn’t sure what I was going to think about this book, because some of the reviews said that it was going to be literary fantasy or magical realism and I normally have a hard time getting fully sucked into those kinds of books (100% a me issue, not a those books issue) but I didn’t have that problem with this one at all!

The Inheritance of Orquídea Divina 5/5 Stars

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ARC Review: Royal Trouble by Jennifer Bonds

Happy Friday y’all! I’m so excited about a long weekend! Wooo for more time for reading! I was supposed to have a pool day this weekend, but it’s supposed to rain most of the weekend and be in the 60s, so definitely not pool weather, but for sure reading weather! Speaking of reading, I was transported back to Valeria this week with Royal Trouble by Jennifer Bonds (thank you so much to Entangled Amara and Netgalley for letting me read an e-ARC of this book) and man y’all, I love Valeria and this royal family. (Also, side note, this is book two in a series- if you haven’t read book 1 yet, don’t read this review- read my review for book one, then read book one, and then come back here).

Royal Trouble 4/5 Stars

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ARC Review: The Ivies by Alexa Donne

Thank you so much to Crown Books for Young Readers and Netgalley for letting me read an ARC of The Ivies! This book came out on May 25th, so make sure y’all go grab it ASAP! I always find college decisions and prep and the pressure that people put on themselves for it fascinating. I mean let’s also be real, I went to a crazy public high school school that also had Ivy quotas and people battling for class rank and everyone who wanted to be competitive was taking 8-10 APs, running clubs, playing sports and instruments, and just doing everything they could (besides sabotage) to get in where they wanted. We had our Harvards, our Yales, our MITs, our Princetons, our Browns, our Stanfords, a bunch of Dukes, along with all of the other crazy schools you can think of (I grew up in a college town, next to another university, with lots of people whose parents taught at one of the universities or worked in either of the university hospitals or big tech/pharma that we have around here, so lots of privilege and lots of opportunity for people to do some of those things they need to in order to go to one of those big name schools). Anyway, enough about my high school- let’s talk about The Ivies!

The Ivies 5/5 Stars

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ARC Review: A Surrealist Affair by Jacqueline Corcoran

Thank you so much to Entanged Amara and Netgalley for letting me read an eARC of A Surrealist Affair by Jacqueline Corcoran! The premise of this book sounded so cool- it reminded me so much of that show White Collar, and y’all, I loved White Collar. Art Crimes is such an underrated and super cool part of the FBI and there should definitely be more books about it! A Surrealist Affair, unfortunately, was not my favorite.

A Surrealist Affair 3/5 Stars

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ARC Review: Wet and Reckless by Samanthe Beck

Thank you so much to Entangled Brazen and Netgalley for letting me read an eARC of Wet and Reckless! This is the fourth book in the Private Pleasures series and I haven’t read any of the other books in the series, but I didn’t feel like I was missing out. I did feel like this book was prepping for the next book in the series really well, so hopefully I’m right in my prediction for who that book is going to be about (but I’m definitely not going to tell y’all, because what if I’m wrong haha).

Wet and Reckless 4/5 Stars

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ARC Review: Unwritten by Alicia J Novo

Happy Thursday y’all! Woop woop, it’s almost the weekend! So, I follow lots of authors on Instagram and some of them follow me back, so I was so excited when Alicia J Novo, the author of Unwritten reached out to me to review it! The summary for Unwritten was so cool, so I was so excited to read it!

Character art for Beatrix and William

Unwritten 4/5 Stars

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ARC Review: Like Cats and Dogs by Kate McMurray

Thank you so much to Netgalley and Sourcebooks Casablanca for letting me read an eARC of Like Cats and Dogs early! As a dog person (I’m ridiculously allergic to cats- my throat starts closing up if I’m around them for too long), I was immediately drawn to the dog side of the cover, but the idea of a cat cafe has always been interesting and I love when kitten videos pop up on Instagram, so I was super excited about reading this one and while it wasn’t my favorite book, it was definitely ok!

Like Cats and Dogs 3/5 Stars

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