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May 2018

The Hating Game by Sally Thorne

Can this book pleaaaase be adapted into a movie? 🙏🏻

Title: The Hating Game
Author: Sally Thorne
My Rating: 4.5 stars! ⭐️
Description:
Lucy Hutton and Joshua Templeman hate each other. Not dislike. Not begrudgingly tolerate. Hate. And they have no problem displaying their feelings through a series of ritualistic passive aggressive maneuvers as they sit across from each other, executive assistants to co-CEOs of a publishing company. Lucy can’t understand Joshua’s joyless, uptight, meticulous approach to his job. Joshua is clearly baffled by Lucy’s overly bright clothes, quirkiness, and Pollyanna attitude.
Now up for the same promotion, their battle of wills has come to a head and Lucy refuses to back down when their latest game could cost her her dream job…But the tension between Lucy and Joshua has also reached its boiling point, and Lucy is discovering that maybe she doesn’t hate Joshua. And maybe, he doesn’t hate her either. Or maybe this is just another game.

My Review:
WOW! This book has definitely got to be my new favorite romance/contemporary book...of all time! I had such a blast reading it, to the point where I was compulsively flipping the pages because every chapter had me totally invested in the story and the characters!

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WWW Wednesday – May 23rd, 2018

Hello everyone! It’s been awhile since my last WWW post, and I thought it would be nice to inform you guys the books I’ve been reading!

I’ve actually been in a reading slump (which sucks) but these are the books I’ve been trying to read here and there, so we’ll see which one sticks!

If you didn’t know, WWW Wednesday is a weekly bookish meme hosted by Sam @ Taking on a World of Words.

The Three W’s are:
-What are you currently reading?
-What did you recently finish reading?
-What do you think you’ll read next?
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Books I Predict to be 5 Star Reads!

Hello everyone! I’ve been seeing this around the book community for awhile, and I thought it would be fun to share with you guys the books that I predict might be five star reads!

Obviously these might now actually end up being 5 stars, but a girl can dream!


Children of Blood and Bone
By: Tomi Adeyemi IMG_5096

I think this one is pretty self-explanatory! The hype and buzz surrounding this book is insane! And the premise of this book is definitely right up my alley so I can’t wait to read it as soon as possible!
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Hero at the Fall by Alwyn Hamilton

Behold, the one and only series I own in which I have a different edition for each installment 😂 + spoiler-free review!

Title: Hero at the Fall
Author: Alwyn Hamilton
My Rating: 4.25 stars! ⭐️
Description:
When gunslinging Amani Al’Hiza escaped her dead-end town, she never imagined she’d join a revolution, let alone lead one. But after the bloodthirsty Sultan of Miraji imprisoned the Rebel Prince Ahmed in the mythical city of Eremot, she doesn’t have a choice. Armed with only her revolver, her wits, and her untameable Demdji powers, Amani must rally her skeleton crew of rebels for a rescue mission through the unforgiving desert to a place that, according to maps, doesn’t exist. As she watches those she loves most lay their lives on the line against ghouls and enemy soldiers, Amani questions whether she can be the leader they need or if she is leading them all to their deaths.

My Review:
A fantastic end, to a fantastic trilogy. This is one of those series in which I am so not ready to let go of yet.
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Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman

Spoiler-free!

Title: Norse Mythology
Author: Neil Gaiman
My Rating: 3.5 stars! ⭐️
Description: 
In Norse Mythology, Gaiman fashions primeval stories into a novelistic arc that begins with the genesis of the legendary nine worlds; delves into the exploits of the deities, dwarves, and giants; and culminates in Ragnarok, the twilight of the gods and the rebirth of a new time and people. Gaiman stays true to the myths while vividly reincarnating Odin, the highest of the high, wise, daring, and cunning; Thor, Odin’s son, incredibly strong yet not the wisest of gods; and Loki, the son of giants, a trickster and unsurpassable manipulator. From Gaiman’s deft and witty prose emerges the gods with their fiercely competitive natures, their susceptibility to being duped and to dupe others, and their tendency to let passion ignite their actions, making these long-ago myths breathe pungent life again.

My review:
If you have any interest in mythology whatsoever, you have to pick this book up.

Essentially each “chapter” is one mythological tale. So it’s basically a whole book full of mythological tales, like the title suggests. But they do still have some semblance of order, leading up to Ragnarok, the end of everything.

I really liked the formatting of this book, especially since it was nice to be able to finish a section of the story right away. It gave you that feeling of wow I’m flying through this book really quickly. The stories in here are so compelling and so well-written, that you just want to finish the whole chapter to find out what happens!

AND, I listened to the audiobook for this, and Neil Gaiman was the perfect choice! (I love when authors narrate their own books! It just adds that extra element since you know exactly the type of tone being portrayed).

His narration is absolutely fantastic, and he really does have that “story-teller” voice that is great for a book like this.

The only problems that I had with this book, is the fact that some tales weren’t as enticing to me as others, so I found myself somewhat bored at times. There were also a lot of names and people in some of the chapters, in which I started to feel a bit overwhelmed.  But, there were definitely a handful of stories that were my favorite, like the Mede of Poetry and Thor’s Hammer.

This is going to be a short and sweet review, since there isn’t much else for me to say, other than READ THIS BOOK! It’s such an entertaining read and I feel like it’s perfect for a long road trip! (Also, I highly recommend the audiobook since the narration was pretty perfect!)

Thanks for reading!
-Ashley
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May TBR! 🌸 [2018]

Hello everyone! During the month of May, I know I’ll be a teeensy bit busy with schoolwork, so I probably won’t read a majority of these books on the TBR, but a girl can dream. 😂


Hero at the Fall
By: Alwyn Hamilton 6187iagi2bl-_sx323_bo1204203200_

Remember last month when I said this was a PRIORITY read for me? Yeah, still didn’t get to it because I suck. However, I did end up actually rereading the first two books, (Rebel of the Sands & Traitor to the Throne) so this is definitely definitely definitely my next read.

A Court of Frost and Starlight
By: Sarah J. Maas acofas-us

I do have a love/hate relationship with Sarah J. Maas and her books, (which is why it’s taking me AGES to finish the Throne of Glass series) but I do think I’ll pick this one up this month, especially since the novella is SO TINY. But I’m not as excited for these books as I used to be? IDK.

A Gathering of Shadows
By: V.E. Schwab A Gathering of Shadows Final

I still have to actually go out and buy this book, so it’s still unsure if I’ll actually get to it this month, but I do have to read it quickly before I forget everything that happened in book one! I try to avoid rereading books if I can help it! 😂

Gemina
By: Jay Kristoff and Amie Kauffman 9781780749815_1

WOW I’m actually going to attempt to finish this one! I’ve been reading it on and off for literally the past year and a half, but for some weird reason I’m not enjoying it as much as Illuminae! 😕 Maybe it’s because of the new characters or the newish setting…but I just gotta push through since I hear Obsidio is fantastic! I’m currently on page 379/663.


That’s all the books I’m planning to read…not too ambitious, but I’ll definitely try to knock a few of these out!

Let me know in the comments what books you are planning to read, as well as if you’ve read any of the ones I mentioned!

Thanks for reading!
-Ashley

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