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Booktube-A-Thon 2017 TBR!

Hello everyone! Can you believe it? I’m actually going to participate in a readathon? I don’t think I’ve ever properly completed a readathon before BECAUSE I’M ALWAYS BUSY.

1. Read a book with a person on the cover.

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For this one I’m going to go with Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix! I’m not going to even attempt to finish this one because I know I won’t be able to, but I really do want to get a good chunk finished for the day!
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When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon

Hello everyone! How many months has it been…LIKE FIVE? HOLY SMOKES. And the bad thing is that I literally have zero excuse other than the fact that I just haven’t been reading books that made me FEEL the feels. You know what I’m talking about…the feels that make you so passionate about a book whether its GOOD or BAD.

I mean there was definitely a few that did, like (ACOWAR, Crystal Storm…) BUT I actually had shit to do like study for exams and stuff. Any who enough with this long intro, lets just get into this book.

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Title: When Dimple met Rishi
Author: Sandhya Menon
My Rating: 3 STARS
Review:
I honestly don’t know what to rate this book. I enjoyed it enough to want to give it at least 3 and a half stars, but as I was reading it, there were so many things about the book that I didn’t like which contradicted the reading experience. IDK if that makes sense….but my reading experience differs a lot from my feelings about the plot, storyline, characters etc…

With just the overall reading experience, which is based on how much I enjoyed JUST PLAINLY reading the book, I would give the book 3 and a half stars.

But after finishing the book (and while reading it too tbh) I realized there were a lot of things that I didn’t like. I would brush it off when I was reading the book since I was trying not to let little things bother me, but I obviously went back because then I wouldn’t be giving an honest review.

SPOILERS

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February 2017 TBR!

Hello everyone! I can’t believe we’re on the second month of the year! 🙈 Here are the lovely books I plan on reading this February!

The Winner’s Kiss
By: Marie Rutkoski
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I’ve already started reading this one (about 100 pages in) and I’m loving it a lot more than the other books! For me, I found the previous books to be more on the 3 star end of things, but so far I’m flying through this finale!

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
By: J.K Rowling

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This one’s a reread for me, which I have been reading since the beginning of January! I love the HP world so much, and I’m extremely glad that I’m taking the time to read it again (for the millionth time).

Caraval
By: Stephanie Garber
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I’m so insanely excited for this one, since I’ve been hearing nothing but good things. I haven’t yet bought this book, but I definitely will soon!

Gemina
By: Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
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I neeeeeed to read this one! It’s been on my TBR for ages! I think the only thing that’s stopping me, is the fact that I’ll have to wait another year for the next book lol.

By Your Side
By: Kasie West
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Look at me go! I’m throwing in another contemporary book in this pile! I really want to start reading more of this genre, especially since I’ve been on a fantasy kick for the past 6 months!

5 books for this shorter month! If I get through all of them, I’ll be at 10/45 for my Goodreads challenge!

What’s your Goodreads goal?
Thank you all so much for reading! I hope you have a fantastic reading month!
-Ashley

 

January 2017 Wrap Up!

Hey guys! Today I’ll be discussing the 4 books I read in the month of January!

Ruined 
Author: Amy Tintera
Rating: 4/5 stars
Click here for my full review!

I actually listened to the audiobook for this one, and absolutely loved it! The narration was pretty good, and I finished the book way faster than I would have if I read it traditionally, (which is always a plus).

This book is very entertaining and fast paced, and the main character is so awesome! The only problem I had with it, was the familiarity it had to other YA books.
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Most Anticipated Winter 2017 Books!

Woohoo I’m really excited to make this post because new year=new books to our favorite series.

This list will include my most anticipated WINTER reads, so approximately the months of January-March. Without further ado… (p.s, click the title for Goodreads page!)

Frostblood by Elly Blake
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I have just recently heard of this book…and I’m so excited about it! Not only does the synopsis sound amazing, this book has been getting awesome reviews!
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Ruined by Amy Tintera

No Spoilers!

Title: Ruined
Author: Amy Tintera
My Rating: 4/5 stars!
Goodreads Description:
A revenge that will consume her. A love that will ruin her.
Emelina Flores has nothing. Her home in Ruina has been ravaged by war. She lacks the powers of her fellow Ruined. Worst of all, she witnessed her parents’ brutal murders and watched helplessly as her sister, Olivia, was kidnapped.
But because Em has nothing, she has nothing to lose. Driven by a blind desire for revenge, Em sets off on a dangerous journey to the enemy kingdom of Lera. Somewhere within Lera’s borders, Em hopes to find Olivia. But in order to find her, Em must infiltrate the royal family.
In a brilliant, elaborate plan of deception and murder, Em marries Prince Casimir, next in line to take Lera’s throne. If anyone in Lera discovers Em is not Casimir’s true betrothed, Em will be executed on the spot. But it’s the only way to salvage Em’s kingdom and what is left of her family.
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Favorite books of 2016!

I’M BACK! Hopefully for good now…definitely one of my goals for the new year.

Today I thought I should discuss my favorite reads of 2016! Granted, I didn’t complete nearly as many books as I wanted to, but I still have quite a few favorites!

I’ll be sharing my top 6 books so without further ado…
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Until I Break by Kara Bietz

Book will be published November 1, 2016!
No Spoilers! 🙂

Title: Until I Break
Author: Kara Bietz
Publisher: Albert Whitman and Company
My Rating: 4/5 stars
Goodreads Description:
Two boys: One, a star athlete and top student with a deep-seated need to prove himself. The other, a chip-on-his-shoulder quarterback who will never settle for second best. When gunshots echo through the halls of Broadmeadow High School, whose finger is on the trigger?
A year before the shooting, Sam North has a bright future as a well as a problem that nobody else seems to see—Ace Quinn, his neighbor and teammate. For years, Ace has been bullying and harassing Sam, yet he’s managed to deftly conceal his actions and threats from the rest of the world. As Ace’s secret rage intensifies, Sam becomes more desperate to stop him. But how far will he go? And what if Ace takes his threats even farther?

Thank you so much to the lovely Thomas Allen & Son for sending me an advanced readers copy of this book!
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Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas

No Spoilers!

Title: Heir of Fire
Author: Sarah J. Maas
Publisher: Bloomsbury
My Rating: 5/5 stars!
Goodreads Description:
Celaena has survived deadly contests and shattering heartbreak―but at an unspeakable cost. Now, she must travel to a new land to confront her darkest truth . . . a truth about her heritage that could change her life―and her future―forever. Meanwhile, brutal and monstrous forces are gathering on the horizon, intent on enslaving her world. Will Celaena find the strength to not only fight her inner demons, but to take on the evil that is about to be unleashed?
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