Grace and Glory Cover Reveal a.k.a. when a book cover is more photogenic than I am

Good morning/afternoon/evening/whatever time of day it is right now! If you’re new here, you might not know that Jennifer L. Armentrout is one of my favorite authors. I believe she’s the most-reviewed author on this blog at the time I’m writing this.

So you might have guessed how excited I was when I saw that the Grace and Glory (a.k.a the last book in The Harbinger trilogy) cover was revealed today!

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Drum roll, please….

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A Court of Silver Flames (ACOTAR #4) Cover Reveal!

I know I don’t normally post on Thursdays, but I had to break up the regular schedule to bring you some stunning bookish news!

This is no longer the (temporary) cover for ACOSF on Goodreads!

The cover of A Court of Silver Flames (a.k.a. the fourth book in the ACOTAR series a.k.a. the start of the ACOTAR sequel series a.k.a. the start of Nesta’s story) was revealed today on Goodreads, and it is surprisingly different than I expected!

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Painting Books For the First Time?! (+ Sprayed Edges Tutorial)

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I don’t know about you, but making any permanent markings on physical books feels very sacrilegious. Dog-earring pages, annotating directly in the book in pen, etc. makes my bookish heart howl in pain. However, there is this trend going around the book world that has peaked my interest. So, what is the trend, I hear you asking? Well, my dear friend, I have two words for you:

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The Aurora Cycle Dream Cast

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I don’t know about you, but I’ve been obsessed with anything that Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff writes together since their Illuminae Files series. They recently released the sequel to their newest series (The Aurora Cycle), and I haven’t stopped thinking about the book ever since. (I mean, look at the squad! If they don’t look badass, I don’t know who does.)

I have yet to read Aurora Burning, but I thought it would be fun to make a dream cast for the characters to get into the spirit of things. I will be casting a new character, so if you haven’t read Aurora Rising (the first book), please do that first before reading this post because there are spoilers.

Just to reiterate: there are spoilers from Aurora Rising in this post. Proceed with caution.

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Help! I need book recommendations….

Guys! I need your help! I’m in a weird spot right now where I want to read, but I don’t want to read any of the books in my TBR.

That’s where you guys come in.

I’m looking for a young adult book with romance in it but is not a contemporary novel. The romance doesn’t have to be the main focus of the story, but I’d like there to be some. If you know of any that you’ve enjoyed in the past, please let me know! The more options, the better!

Thanks in advanced!

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Until next time….

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Kiss, Marry, Kill: Books Read in 2020 Edition

One of my favorite things to do to pass time is daydream. I love daydreaming. My mind wanders all the time, even when I should be focusing on the lectures and assignments at hand. One of my favorite topics to daydream about is what it would be like to be in the worlds of the books I read.

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I have done this several times before on my blog, but it’s been a hot minute since my last one that I thought I’d bring kiss, marry, kill back! If you don’t know what that is, you choose three people (in my case, characters) and say who you would kiss, marry, and kill out of the three. Just so we don’t have any repeats from previous posts, I’d thought that we’d use characters from the books I’ve read so far this year.

The character pool consists of characters from the following books:

  • We Hunt the Flame by Hafsah Faizal
  • Geekerella by Ashley Poston
  • The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee
  • House of Earth and Blood by Sarah J. Maas
  • Serpent & Dove by Shelby Mahurin
  • Wayward Son by Rainbow Rowell

Rather than put the characters’ names on slips of paper and shake them up in a cup like I’ve done in the past, I’ve decided to write down a numbered list with all the main characters names (or who I thought was relevant) and use a random number generator to pick which characters are pitted against each other in each round.

Honestly, enough talk. Let’s go on to the game!

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North Texas Teen Book Festival 2020 Recap | #NTTBF

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Hello, world! I’m finally out of my cave after holing myself up to study for the midterm season! Although I’m not entirely done with testing just yet, I’ve decided to rejoin the land of the living to bring you this recap of one of my favorite events of the whole entire year: the North Texas Teen Book Festival!

In the past, I lived within relative driving distance to the convention center it is always held at, but now that I’ve moved, I wasn’t sure if I wanted to attend this year. When I saw that John Green was attending as one of the authors, I couldn’t say no. I’ve been a fan of his for years. First, it was discovering his YouTube channel that he hosts with his brother, Hank. Then, I fell in love with his books (I didn’t even know he was an author when I first stumbled across Vlogbrothers). Then I respected the heck out of him because he is one of the sole reasons I survived my high school classes with Crash Course. And more recently, I’ve been falling in love with the podcast that he does called Dear Hank & John.  Basically, I appreciate all the work he has done and continues do to. I booked a bus ticket to visit my parents back home and that was that.

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