“I suppose in matters of the heart, there’s no predicting how a person will or won’t behave.”
Title: To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before
Series: To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, #1
Author: Jenny Han
Published: April 15, 2014
Genre: contemporary, YA, romance
My Rating: ★★★★☆ (4 / 5)
This review is spoiler free!
What if all the crushes you ever had found out how you felt about them… all at once?
Sixteen-year-old Lara Jean Song keeps her love letters in a hatbox her mother gave her. They aren’t love letters that anyone else wrote for her; these are ones she’s written. One for every boy she’s ever loved—five in all. When she writes, she pours out her heart and soul and says all the things she would never say in real life, because her letters are for her eyes only. Until the day her secret letters are mailed, and suddenly, Lara Jean’s love life goes from imaginary to out of control.
(This synopsis is from Goodreads.)
In the recent months I’ve been spending a lot of books (what’s new). Because I haven’t been reading at the rate that I’m buying books, I’ve accumulated quite the selection of unread books.
Because of that, I’ve decided to go on a sort-of book buying ban where I will only allow myself to buy one book for every three that I read. Not only will that limit the amount of books I buy but also will motivate me to get through my TBR a bit faster.
In the meantime, I’m getting my book buying fix by living vicariously through other people and seeing their book hauls.
Anyhow, while fantasizing going to a bookstore, I decided to compile the stages I go through before buying a book.
A QUICK APOLOGY:
I’m so sorry for dropping off the face of this earth for about a month!
I’ve been super sick and super busy, which reduced my body and brain into mush. Now I’m much better and finished most of the things I need to get done. I just have a couple more tests this week and I’ll be free for a while. That being said…
THANK YOU FOR BEING SUPER PATIENT WITH ME!
A month ago (yeah… sorry about that), I had a post asking people to ask me questions. Basically, I wanted to do a Q&A in celebration of hitting 1000 followers on this blog.
Let’s get going!
If you have looked at my Instagram in the past 24 hours, you would’ve saw me posting a whole bunch of photos and videos of the North Texas Teen Book Festival on my Instagram story. I even posted a couple pictures of the authors I got to meet and the people that were there.
Other than that, I didn’t take too many pictures, which I now regret. Here are the few that I did take while I was there (and a play by play as to how my day went). Just a warning, this post is a bit longer than what I normally post.
Title: Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda
Series: Creekwood, #1
Author: Becky Albertalli
Published: April 7, 2017
Genre: YA, contemporary, romance
My Rating: ★★★★★
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.
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….
1. 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!
Title: The Cruel Prince
Series: The Folk of the Air, #1
Author: Holly Black
Published: Jan. 02, 2018
Genre: young adult, fantasy, paranormal
My Rating: 3.5 / 5
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.
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.
- 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.
I like books. I like owning physical books, but because my wallet hates me when I splurge on books, I try to be very selective of which books I buy. But when certain authors release a new book, I’m like:
I have no self-control. I hope I’m not the only one who does this.
Well, this tag sounds cheery! When I first saw the title, I was super confused as to what it was about, so here’s a little description to clear things up:
You pick 30 fictional characters and write their names down on pieces of paper. You then pluck two names at a time out to answer a question – so there are 15 questions. The aim of the game is to pick the character that fits the criteria the best and by doing so find the character that is not “good enough” for the answer.
I was tagged by the lovely Orangutan Librarian. Make sure to check out her blog and give her some love! ❤