The Darkest Star by Jennifer L. Armentrout | Book Review

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“We were all dark stars, but Luc… he was the darkest.”

Image result for the darkest starTitle: The Darkest Star
Series: Origin, #1
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Published: 10/30/18
Genre: young adult, science fiction, romance, fantasy
Pages: 368
My Rating: ★★★★☆
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This is a spoiler-free review.

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Kiss, Marry, Kill – The Lunar Chronicles Edition

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I was bored so I thought I could play a little fun game called Kiss, Marry, Kill with the characters from The Lunar Chronicles.

If you don’t know what the game is, it’s basically where I take a set of people (in my case, characters), put their names in a cup, and draw three names. Then I have to decide who to kiss, marry, and kill. It’s that simple.

Just a warning, if you have not read the full series and don’t want to be spoiled, I highly suggest you finish reading the series (because it’s amazing) before reading this post. I include characters that are introduced later in the series and I don’t want to spoil any surprises for anyone who hasn’t experienced the awesome world that is the Lunar Chronicles.

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September 2018 Wrap-Up

I’ll admit it. This past couple months I’ve been slacking on posts. It’s to the point that I’ve forgotten to do a wrap-up for… I don’t even know how many months I skipped. In fact, I don’t remember the last time I did a wrap up. It’s been that long.

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This month, I decided I really needed to step up my post game and made a goal to post at least once a week. Because of that, I actually have enough posts to do a wrap up!

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Wildcard by Marie Lu| Book Review

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“Every problem has a solution. But after every solution, there’s a new problem to tackle, some new challenge to take on.”

Image result for wildcard marie luTitle: Wildcard
Series: Warcross, #2
Author: Marie Lu
Published: September 18, 2018
Genre: young adult, sci-fi
Pages: 352
My Rating: ★★★★☆ (4/5)
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This review contains spoilers from the past book in the series but no spoilers from this book itself!

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My Book in GIFs Tag

I was tagged by the lovely Audrey @ Audrey Writes Abroad. Thank you so much for tagging me. It’s been a fat minute since I’ve done a tag, so I know I’m going to have a lot of fun with this.

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These are the rules:

Show your WIP in 10-20 GIFs (or more, eff them rules), or about a book recently read that you loved! It’s up to you! Just make sure to tag me so I can read your awesome GIF story!

Since I’m not writer, I’m going to choose a book I recently read.

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Obsidio by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff | Book Review

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“Live a life worth dying for.”

Image result for obsidioTitle: Obsidio
Series: The Illuminae Files, #3
Author: Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
Published: March 13, 2018
Genre: young adult, sci-fi, adventure
Pages: 615 (it’s thicc)
My Rating: ★★★★★

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Attention: This review contains spoilers from the past books in the series but no spoilers from this book itself!

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Nine YA Books with Cute Romances

I don’t know about you, but I’m currently on a To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before high right now. After watching the movie, Peter and Lara Jean are all I can think about.

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(I probably won’t stop fangirling about them for a while. Just a warning. Speaking of fangirling about Noah and Lana, I read this Buzzfeed article about them and I honestly can’t handle how cute they are together. Just when you don’t think they could get any cuter they hit you with something like this.)

Anyway, I wanted to suggest some books for those who are looking for some cute book relationships after watching/reading To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before. Girl (or guy), I get it. I can’t handle the adorable-ness either.

Some of these book/series are mega popular and you’ve probably already read them, but I hope you find some gems in here that you haven’t tried out.

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Operation Survive Space – The Team

For the past couple months I’ve been in a reading slump. One day, I decided to pick up  Obsidio (yes, I know I’m very late to the trend), and I have to tell you, it is GLORIOUS to be reading again. Not only am I happy with my reading selection, the story and characters are so great and I can’t even start describing how much I love this series.

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For those of you who don’t know what Obsidio is, it’s the third and last book in The Illuminae Files series by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff. The first book, Illuminae, follows this pair of teens trying to survive in space after their planet was attacked (this is a super simplified blurb… if you want to read more about on its Goodreads page). Each book introduces a new pair of main characters, for a total of six main protagonists and a handful of other prominent characters.

That being said, I was thinking about how I would do if I had to survive in space (conclusion: I’d be the first to die). Then that spurred me into the whole, “if you were stranded on an island, who would you choose to be stranded with” situation… although now that I think about it, I don’t think a person would have much choice as to who they would be stranded on an island with if they crashed there….

ANYWAY, I wanted to comprise a list of my team of six people (because there are two main characters from each book and there are three books) to maximize my chance to survive space before reaching a sanctuary of sorts. I followed the simple guidelines:

  1. The people must be fictional book characters.
  2. They don’t actually have to be human.
  3. They can’t be from The Illuminae Files series.
  4. No spoiling The Illuminae Files series.
  5. The ship you are on is crawling with creatures/people who would kill you if caught.
  6. Remember that you’re going to be stuck in space for months, if not years.

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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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