Gemina by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff, illustrated by Marie Lu | Book Review

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imageTitle: Gemina
Series: The Illuminae Files, #2
Author: Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
Published: 10/18/16
Genre: sci-fi, romance, YA
Pages: 659
My Rating: 5 / 5
Goodreads page

This review is spoiler-free.

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How to Train Your Dragon Book Tag

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Thank you Ava @ Reads, Rhythms, and Ruminations for tagging me! Don’t forget to check out her blog!

The movie How to Train Your Dragon was amazing. The story of unlikely friendship is so cute. Plus, Toothless is adorable. I mean, look at that face! Who wouldn’t fall in love with that?

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Rules:

– You may use these graphics (except for the banner)
– Link back to the original post and mention the creator (Jessica @ Pore Over the Pages).
– Include the credits section at the bottom of this post.
– Thank the blogger who tagged you.
– Tag everybody, tag nobody, tag somebody.
– Have fun!

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2016 Fall Book Haul

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I got a lot more books that I expected to this season. My TBR pile is a mile high and I’m in a reading slump. That hasn’t stopped me from getting more books, though. I honestly have no self-control when it comes to books.

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Fall Activities Book Tag

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It’s finally starting to feel like fall where I live. After having a good six months of 90+ ˚F (32+ ˚C) weather, I’m about ready to bust out my sweaters and finally go outside without sweating buckets.

I was tagged by Heather over at The Sassy Book Geek. Thanks so much for tagging me! Don’t forget to check out her blog. She writes really thoughtful and honest reviews.

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Top 5 Wednesday: Inaccurate Book Covers

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Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Sam @ Thoughts on Tomes and created by Lainey @ Ginger Reads Lainey. You can check out the group’s Goodreads page to join and check out the topics of the month.

This Week’s Topic: inaccurate book covers

These are the covers where they either:

  1. completely irrelevant to the story
  2. the model on the front is nothing like the character described in the story
  3. the cover is cheesy but the story is not
  4. etc.

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August Anticipated Releases

August is right around the corner, which means more books are going to be released. This summer, there hasn’t been too many releases, but as the fall season approaches, there are more and more exciting releases that are coming up.

Here are my anticipated releases of August.

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Top 5 Wednesday: Characters I’m Most Like

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Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Sam @ Thoughts on Tomes and created by Lainey @ Ginger Reads Lainey. You can check out the group’s Goodreads page to join and check out the topics of the month.

This Week’s Topic: Characters I’m Most Like

I am supposed to choose characters that I am like, not who I want to be like. Because most of the books I read have characters that are badass and fearless (very UNlike me), I decided to take things that I descibe myself with and try and match them with different characters. This is going to be interesting.

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April Wrap-Up

I can’t believe April is already over! It seemed as though it was just yesterday when March was ending. Seriously. How come this month went by so fast? At least that means I’m closer to finishing school for the year. XD

I think I had a pretty decent blogging month (which says something for someone who procrastinates on everything). I posted a lot more than I expected, and read more books than I thought I had time for.
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Illuminae

You deserve every star in the galaxy laid out at your feet and a thousand diamonds in your hair. You deserve someone who’ll run with you as far as you want to. Holding your hand, not holding you back.

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Title: Illuminae
Series: The Illuminae Files, #1
Author: Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
Published: October 20, 2015
Edition: hardcover
Pages: 599
My Rating: 5/5
Goodreads page

ATTENTION: There are no spoilers in this review.

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Teaser Tuesday #9 (Apr. 19)

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This meme is hosted by MizB @ Books and a Beat. It’s pretty simple. All you have to do is follow these steps:

– Grab your current read
– Open to a random page
– Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
– BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
– Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR lists if they like your teasers!

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My Teaser:

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Title: Illuminae
Series: The Illuminae Files, #1
Author: Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
Goodreads page

Something tells me she won’t forget what she’s seen for a long time.

Something tells me I won’t either.

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Until next time….

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