Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli | Book Review

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Related imageTitle: Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda
Series: Creekwood, #1
Author: Becky Albertalli
Published: April 7, 2017
Genre: YA, contemporary, romance
Pages: 303
My Rating: ★★★★★
Goodreads page

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Synopsis

Sixteen-year-old and not-so-openly gay Simon Spier prefers to save his drama for the school musical. But when an email falls into the wrong hands, his secret is at risk of being thrust into the spotlight. Now Simon is actually being blackmailed: if he doesn’t play wingman for class clown Martin, his sexual identity will become everyone’s business. Worse, the privacy of Blue, the pen name of the boy he’s been emailing, will be compromised.

With some messy dynamics emerging in his once tight-knit group of friends, and his email correspondence with Blue growing more flirtatious every day, Simon’s junior year has suddenly gotten all kinds of complicated. Now, change-averse Simon has to find a way to step out of his comfort zone before he’s pushed out—without alienating his friends, compromising himself, or fumbling a shot at happiness with the most confusing, adorable guy he’s never met.

(This synopsis is from Goodreads.)

This review does not contain spoilers.

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Zodiac Signs Book Tag

Hi peeps! Long time no see! It’s been around two (?) weeks since I last posted something but now I’m back! I no longer have exams (until May) so I’ll have a bit more time to blog!

And because I just got out of taking a whole bunch of exams I decided to start with something easy, which is a book tag.

I was tagged by the lovely Nimika @ Word Haven. Make sure to check out her blog filled with bookish posts and writing! Sorry I took so long to get to this….

The Rules:

zodiac.png1. Make a post of your own in which you share a book you believe matches with each zodiac sign, explaining why.
2. Copy the rules in your post.
3. Tag 5 to 10 bloggers to do the same at their turn. (Or more, who am I to stop you!)
4. Link the creator of the post, audreywritesabroad, in your post so she can see your answers! 🙂
5. You can use the header image I made if you want to. If you don’t like it and want to make one of your own, go ahead!
6. Have fun!

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My Name in TBR Books Tag

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I’ve been in a bit of a slump with blog posts. I haven’t been able to think of ideas of what to write that got me excited. Thankfully, Bookish Owlette tagged me in this awesome and challenging book tag. Thank you so much for tagging me! 😀

What you’re suppose to do is take your name and find a book on your TBR that starts with each letter of your name. Unfortunately for me, my blog name is rather long, but I never say no to a good challenge!

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The Cruel Prince by Holly Black | Book Review

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Related imageTitle: The Cruel Prince
Series: The Folk of the Air, #1
Author: Holly Black
Published: Jan. 02, 2018
Genre: young adult, fantasy, paranormal
Pages: 384
My Rating: 3.5 / 5
Goodreads page
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Synopsis

Of course I want to be like them. They’re beautiful as blades forged in some divine fire. They will live forever.

And Cardan is even more beautiful than the rest. I hate him more than all the others. I hate him so much that sometimes when I look at him, I can hardly breathe.

Jude was seven years old when her parents were murdered and she and her two sisters were stolen away to live in the treacherous High Court of Faerie. Ten years later, Jude wants nothing more than to belong there, despite her mortality. But many of the fey despise humans. Especially Prince Cardan, the youngest and wickedest son of the High King.

To win a place at the Court, she must defy him–and face the consequences.

In doing so, she becomes embroiled in palace intrigues and deceptions, discovering her own capacity for bloodshed. But as civil war threatens to drown the Courts of Faerie in violence, Jude will need to risk her life in a dangerous alliance to save her sisters, and Faerie itself.

(This synopsis is from Goodreads.)

There are no spoilers in this review.

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Day 931 – Taking Another Break

Long time no see peeps!

I just wanted to write a brief post saying that I’m taking this week off from blogging. I’m overwhelmed with work right now and I haven’t found the time to write. On top of that, I’ve been struggling through a couple things mentally and emotionally. Hopefully it will pass soon but only time will tell. I want to write more reviews but I’d have to first read books in order to do that. I realized today that I have not finished a single book since the beginning of 2018. I have a break next week so you bet my bottom dollar I’ll be catching up on some stories then.

Until then, I will (probably) see you next week.

Thanks for understanding.

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Until next time….

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YA Author Upcoming Release Compilation

If you’re anything like me, you are the last person to know about new releases and book news. I don’t have a lot of social media to keep up with the authors, and I don’t use the ones that I follow authors on that frequently. To be completely honest, it’s a lot to keep track of all the new releases and things that are going on so I decided to take some of my favorite and (I think) well-known YA authors and compile all their upcoming releases.

Some of the information I got off of posts on the authors’ social media or websites (which I’ll link in this post) and others I got off of Goodreads. I can’t guarantee that I will catch all the stories their working on but hopefully this will give you an overview of what to expect.

The authors I’m covering in this post are:

Cassandra Clare || Leigh Bardugo || Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff || Marie Lu
Sarah J. Maas || Tahereh Mafi|| Rainbow Rowell || Adam Silvera
Angie Thomas || Nicola Yoon

At the bottom of the post I put a timeline-ish thing that gives you an overall look on all the authors and what they’re releasing in case you don’t want to read through all the stuff I wrote.

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Unique Blogger Award [2]

I was nominated by the lovely Sydney @ Fire and Rain Books. Thank you so much for nominating me! Make sure to check out her blog, which is filled with fun tags and bookish posts.

The Rules

  • Share the link of the blogger who has shown love to you by nominating you.
  • Answer the questions.
  • In the spirit of sharing love and solidarity with our blogging family, nominate 8-13 people for the same award.
  • Ask them three questions.

***Just a disclaimer: I’m writing this in the wee hours in the morning and I’m super tired, so if you see any grammatical or spelling errors (or… more than usual), I apologize in advance.

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R.I.P. it or Ship it!

Happy Valentine’s Day for everyone who celebrates it! Even if you don’t celebrate Valentine’s Day, everyday we celebrate our relationships with other people, including our significant other and family.

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In spirit of the holiday, I wanted to rip and ship pairs of characters that I randomly draw out of a bucket. I’ve done this before, and if you want to check out my first attempt you can click here.

My last attempt was pretty lowkey… I didn’t draw up any weird pairs, so I hope this time I’ll pick out some interesting ones.

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A-Z Book Titles | Down the Alphabet Part I

Last week was a doozy and now I’m exhausted. My mind is a bit fried, so I want to go easy on myself with the posts.

I went to a seminar this morning (at the time I’m writing this) talking about how I should plan for my future. All that talk about the future made me think about the past. Back when I was younger, my older sister and I would take walks around the neighborhood and play a game where we had to name a list of whatever chose (dog breed, countries, celebrities, etc.) that start with each letter in the alphabet. So, for example, if the topic is countries, then A could be Algeria and B could be Belgium and so on and so forth.

After thinking about this little game we made up as children, I wanted to challenge myself to think up of book-related topics that start with each letter of the alphabet. This part the topic will be book titles. I won’t guarantee that I’ll think of one for every letter, but I’m going to try my darn hardest to.

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