ARC Review: The Keeper of Night by Kylie Lee Baker

Happy Tuesday y’all! This has been such a long week already and I’m so ready to sleep and the weekend- unfortunately, it’s still a few days off haha but we can make it! Happy release day to The Keeper of Night! I was able to read an eARC of this one (thank you so much to Inkyard Press and Netgalley for letting me do that) and man y’all, this was such a cool book!

The Keeper of Night 4/5 Stars

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ARC Review: Luminous by Mara Rutherford

Happy Wednesday y’all! It’s super cloudy here today and I was supposed to go apple picking tomorrow, but it’s supposed to storm in the mountains where the orchard I always go to is, so it’s looking like I’m going to have to skip the apple picking and grab them from a farm stand or the grocery store.

So many books came out yesterday, so I have a review for another one of them ready to go for y’all today. I really enjoyed the other books I read by Mara Rutherford, so I was very excited to give Luminous a go! Thank you so much to Inkyard Press and Netgalley for letting me read an eARC of this book.

Luminous 3.5/5 Stars

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ARC Review: When Night Breaks by Janella Angeles

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).

When Night Breaks 5/5 Stars

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Blog Tour: Vespertine by Margaret Rogerson

Happy Sunday y’all! I hope everyone’s been having a good weekend so far. Mine has been great because I spent a good amount of time yesterday reading an incredible book- which y’all are about to hear all about because today’s my stop on the Vespertine tour by Turn the Page tours! Thank you so much to Turn the Page tours for having me as a part of this tour and thank you so much to Margaret K. McElderry Books for sponsoring this tour and sending me an eARC and a beautiful finished copy early! Also, along with this great blog tour, up for grabs is two (2) copies of VESPERTINE by Margaret Rogerson, one a physical finished copy and one a digital copy. Open USA only. This giveaway is open through October 9th, so make sure you enter it ASAP!

Vespertine 5/5 Stars

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September Wrap-Up

Happy October y’all! I’m so excited for October! It’s such a fun month- fall really begins, I always try and go apple picking, and it’s Halloween time! And, even better, it’s the beginning of the most wonderful time of the year- the holidays! I’m a big fan.

You know what else I was a big fan of? All of the great books I read in September! Even though September was a ridiculously busy month at work and with the fam, I was able to read a good amount of books. AND most of them were really good, so that’s definitely a great sign for the rest of the year.

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ARC Review: Lakesedge by Lyndall Clipstone

Two posts in one day?! What is the world coming to! I was actually trying to have this post written and published yesterday, but unfortunately, my brother and sister in law were over for most of the day, so I had no time at all to finish writing it.

Thank you so much to Fierce Reads/Macmillan Children’s and Netgalley for letting me read an eARC or Lakesedge! I hadn’t actually read anything really about this book before I read it, but I was obsessed with the cover, so I was the most excited to read it, and I think y’all will be too! Lakesedge comes out on September 28th, so make sure y’all go out and grab it!

Lakesedge 4/5 Stars

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ARC Review: Iron Widow by Xiran Jay Zhao

Happy Friday y’all! I really wanted to get this review out on Wednesday but man y’all, this book took me a little longer to read than I expected (not because I didn’t like it or anything, but because I was too tired to read on Tuesday, didn’t read too much on Wednesday, and then finally was able to carve out reading time yesterday). Iron Widow was one of those books that pulled me in because of the amazing cover and kept me in because of the incredible writing and the really cool plot. Thank you so much to Penguin Teen/Penguin Random House Canada and Netgalley for letting me read an eARC of this book! Iron Widow came out on September 21, so make sure you go grab a copy of the book as soon as you’re done reading my review!

Iron Widow 4/5 Stars

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Mid September Netgalley Update!

Happy Thursday y’all! I was hoping to be able to write my Iron Widow review for y’all today, but unfortunately, I haven’t finished the book yet, so we’re just going to have to wait another day on that and instead, y’all are going to be getting a Netgalley update today! I have so many amazing books waiting for me on there (and not a lot of time to read them) so let’s get to talking about all the books I have! Also, side note, my current feedback ratio is 78% and I’m really proud of that haha

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Summer Wrap Up

Man y’all, I’ve been so bad about wrap-ups and TBRs, which makes me kind of sad, because I generally love wrap-ups and TBRs! Hopefully by doing a wrap-up for the summer (June, July, and August) now, I’ll get back on track and maybe I’ll post a TBR soon too… Besides books, this summer was full of trying new recipes- my mom’s birthday was in July so I made this dark chocolate buttermilk cake with an espresso swiss meringue buttercream that was so good (and so fun to make) for that! I also went to a bunch of great workout classes and prepped for my gym to expand to a second location! We also had a mini family reunion at my aunt and uncle’s house in Northern Virginia and of course, I worked A TON. So all in all, a pretty successful summer!

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