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My Favorite Half-Night Stand by Christina Lauren

Thank you NetGalley for providing me with an e-arc of this book! All thoughts and opinions are my own.

38357345Title: My Favorite Half-Night Stand
Christina Lauren
Publication Date: December 4, 2018
My Rating: 4 stars! ⭐️
With a world-famous speaker at their university, Millie Morris and her four woefully single male colleagues make a pact that they’ll all find dates. Unfortunately, Millie has more success helping them make matches online than she does navigating the onslaught of lewd pics in her own feed. But when she creates a fictional name for a new account, Millie finds herself vying for the online attention of a man she sees every day in the flesh.

My Review:
You can probably imagine how over the moon I was when I got the email from Netgalley saying that they approved this book…especially after me just finishing Josh and Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating!
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October TBR! [2018]

Hello everyone! I know it’s been a while since my last post….not even going to lie, I feel like I forgot how to write these! But over the past few weeks, I’ve really had to prioritize school over all my other hobbies since it was starting to get insanely stressful!

But I’m back for now, thankfully things have calmed down a bit so I’ll definitely be pre-writing some posts in my drafts in case this happens again!

Unfortunately I barely got a chance to read in September….school really sucks, but I’m hoping to squeeze a few during the Thanksgiving break!

Now onto the TBR!


Fun fact, the only book that I did manage to read in September was written by Christina Lauren, which was Josh and Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating! It was such a cute and adorable read that I kinda fell down a spree of adding every Christina Lauren book to my shopping cart…and I somehow managed to get an e-arc of one of her upcoming books! From the snippets I’ve read so far, two words…ABSOLUTELY ADORABLE. Continue reading “October TBR! [2018]”

City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare


Title: City of Heavenly Fire
Author: Cassandra Clare
My Rating: 4 stars! ⭐️
In this dazzling and long-awaited conclusion to the acclaimed Mortal Instruments series, Clary and her friends fight the greatest evil they have ever faced: Clary’s own brother.

My Review:
I think I need a HUGE round of applause for this one because W O W I finally did it. After years, (literally YEARS) of dragging out this series and saying that I’ll get to it later, I finally finished it.
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Josh and Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating by Christina Lauren


Title: Josh and Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating
Author: Christina Lauren
My Rating: 4.25 stars! ⭐️
Hazel Camille Bradford knows she’s a lot to take—and frankly, most men aren’t up to the challenge. If her army of pets and thrill for the absurd don’t send them running, her lack of filter means she’ll say exactly the wrong thing in a delicate moment. Their loss. She’s a good soul in search of honest fun.
Josh Im has known Hazel since college, where her zany playfulness proved completely incompatible with his mellow restraint. From the first night they met—when she gracelessly threw up on his shoes—to when she sent him an unintelligible email while in a post-surgical haze, Josh has always thought of Hazel more as a spectacle than a peer. But now, ten years later, after a cheating girlfriend has turned his life upside down, going out with Hazel is a breath of fresh air.
Not that Josh and Hazel date. At least, not each other. Because setting each other up on progressively terrible double blind dates means there’s nothing between them…right?
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September TBR! [2018]

Hello everyone! Not even going to lie, I thought I had already written and posted this…when I actually hadn’t? My mind is all caught up with stress over school so bare with me, even though this post is a little late!

As always, I’ll be sharing the books that I’m planning to read in September! The first three books on this list are absolute musts!


Believe it or not, I’m pleased to say that I’m almost finished this one! I picked it up immediately after that ending of COHF, and I can proudly say I am not disappointed! (I think I may even be enjoying it even more than City of Heavenly Fire…)

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August Wrap-Up! [2018]

Hello everyone! Another month has come to a close, (way too fast might I add, especially since school starts in September!) But regardless I did manage to read some books this month, miraculously squeezing in the last one at the very last second!


Waking Gods by Sylvain Neuvel
★★★.5 stars!
An enjoyable sequel to a fantastic book series! While this wasn’t my favorite of the two, (I wish there was more explanation on the events that occurred rather than just interviews) I am still SO engrossed in this story and the mystery and science of it all. I can’t wait to see what the final book has in store!
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The Fictional Family Book Tag!

I’m so thrilled to be tagged to do this, especially by the lovely Winged Cynic! (Highly recommending giving the blog a visit, the reviews and posts are insanely good and written so well!)

Yes, another post and yet another tag! I’ve been reading City of Heavenly Fire and because the book is so massive, (LIKE RIDICULOUSLY HUGE), it’s going to be a little while before I can finish it and get my review up! Hopefully I’ll find some motivation to write reviews on other books I read this month, but until then….😉

The Rules:

  • Pick 8 books off your shelves (try to not pick just your favorites!)
  • Arrange them into a random order (randomizers are good for this).
  • In the order they are arranged, open them to a random page and write down the first name you see. Don’t mix up the names!
  • In the last book, find the name of an animal/pet and write it down.
  • Put the names in the right category.
  • Tag people (spread the love) copy and paste these rules in your post, or write them out yourself.

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Dreamy Book Covers Tag!

img_3326Hello! It’s been quite some time since I last did a tag, (probably over 4 months! 😳) and I  thought it would be fun to do another one!

This tag was created by Tiana @ The Book Raven and I was tagged by the lovely Acquadimore Books to do this! Thank you! ❤️

I am definitely a person who always leans towards books with aesthetically pleasing covers, no matter the case. Of course, the synopsis needs to be convincing for me to pick it up as well, but it’s rare for me to grab a book in which I don’t like the cover…. unless I’m positive I’ll enjoy it. A habit I need to break, yes, but I’m getting there!

The Rules

  1. Thank the lovely person who tagged you, spread the love!
  2. Mention Tiana @ The Book Raven as the creator of this book tag!
  3. Use the original tag image in your post. (However, feel free to add whatever other graphics your heart desires!)
  4. At least tag 1 fellow blogger for this tag.
  5. List the rules

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Dance of Thieves by Mary E. Pearson

Thank you to Raincoast books for sending me an advanced readers copy of this book! All my thoughts and opinions are my own.

Title: Dance of Thieves
Author: Mary E. Pearson
Published Date: August 7th, 2018
My Rating: 4 stars! ⭐️
When the patriarch of the Ballenger empire dies, his son, Jase, becomes its new leader. Even nearby kingdoms bow to the strength of this outlaw family, who have always governed by their own rules. But a new era looms on the horizon, set in motion by a young queen, which makes her the target of the dynasty’s resentment and anger.
At the same time, Kazi, a legendary former street thief, is sent by the queen to investigate transgressions against the new settlements. When Kazi arrives in the forbidding land of the Ballengers, she learns that there is more to Jase than she thought. As unexpected events spiral out of their control, bringing them intimately together, they continue to play a cat and mouse game of false moves and motives in order to fulfill their own secret missions.

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