The Sunshine Blogger Award [6]

I was perusing the blog-o-sphere, trying to get inspiration for what I want to write about, when I got a pleasant surprise. Thank you to Jan @ The Doodlecrafter for nominating me for this award!

the rules:

✦ Thank the blogger who nominated you and link back to their blog.
✦ Answer all the 11 questions sent by the person who nominated you.
✦ Nominate 11 new blogs to receive the award and write them 11 new questions.
✦ List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo in your blog post.

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Grace and Glory by Jennifer L. Armentrout | book review

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“I am of the belief that there are few things more empowering than love. Only the already weak would be further weakened by it.”
– Jennifer L. Armentrout, Grace and Glory

Title: Grace and Glory
Series: The Harbinger, #3
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Publisher: Inkyard Press
Published: June 1, 2021
Category: young adult
Genre: fantasy, paranormal
Pages: 512
My Rating: ★★★★☆
Goodreads page

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The Crying Book Tag

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Any sympathetic criers out there? If so, I’m right there with you. It doesn’t take much to get me to cry, and that includes reading about people crying. Lauren over at Narrative Paradise created a tag talking about all the books that made her shed a tear (internally or externally), and I thought I’d join the party.

The Rules:

✦ Answer all the prompts with a book that made you tearful (on the inside counts)
✦ Link back to the original post
✦ Tag as many people as you want
✦ Drink some water

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Punderworld, Volume 1 by Linda Sejic | ARC review

DISCLAIMER: I was given a free digital copy in exchange for an honest review.

This review is spoiler-free! Punderworld, Volume 1 (9781534320727): Sejic, Linda, Sejic,  Linda: Books

Title: Punderworld, Volume 1
Series: Punderworld, #1
Author + illustrator: Linda Sejic
Expected Publication: Aug. 3, 2021
Publisher: Image Comics
Category: YA/adult
Genre: mythology, romance, graphic novel
Pages: 176
My Rating: ★★★☆☆
Goodreads page

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Hades and Persephone’s love-struck misadventures.

The classic tale of Greek mythology, but 100% more awkwardly relatable. Hades is the officious, antisocial ruler of the Underworld; Persephone, daughter of Demeter, is an earth goddess of growth and renewal – they’ve been crushing on each other for the past two centuries. But when a festival (and a little liquid courage) present an opportunity to put an end to their olympian will-they-won’t-they, a meddlesome pantheon and several titanic misassumptions threaten to give every god in the sky the wrong impression… and leave their romance dead before it can bloom.

[ This synopsis was taken directly from Goodreads. ]

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the mid-year book freak out tag

It’s that time of year again! June is coming to an end (how is it already almost July?), and it’s time to freak out about how half the year is already over. Thank you to Amy @ A Fangirl’s Opinion for tagging me!

Reading this year has been a little slow compared to other years, but I’m hoping to pick up the pace soon, so I can reach my goal of finishing all the books I physically own. For now, let’s talk about the books I’ve finished in the first half of 2021!

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Aurora Burning by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff | book review

This review is spoiler-free!

“Slowly, I take my hands off of the controls. I let my mind rest. My thoughts quiet.
There are no further calculations required of me.
It is strangely peaceful.
I lean into my mic to speak to my squadmates.
‘Finian, Scarlett. It has been a privilege to serve in squad 312 alongside you.'”

Aurora Burning, Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff

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: Aurora Burning
Series: The Aurora Cycle, #2
Authors: Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
Published: May 5, 2020
Publisher: Knopf Books For Young Readers
Category: young adult
Genre: sci-fi
Pages: 495
My Rating: ★★★★☆ (4.5)
Goodreads page

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reviewing every book I read in January in one sentence each

One thing that might be surprising is that I read a lot of romance novels. I don’t talk about it here because this is more of a YA book blog. When I saw that Jack Edwards reviewed all the books he read in 2020 in one sentence each, I knew I had to try as well. Because I read a lot of books that I don’t end up reviewing, I thought it’d be a good idea to dedicate a post on my (brief) thoughts for each book I’ve read so far in 2021. However, that post would be insanely long, so I decided to split them up by month. Today, I’ll be reviewing all the books I read in January, and in a few weeks I’ll review February’s books, and so on and so forth.

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Heartstopper, Volume Two by Alice Oseman | book review

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71blqgmihelTitle: Heartstopper, Volume Two
Series: Heartstopper, #2
Author & illustrator: Alice Oseman
Published: July 19, 2019
Publisher: Hodder Children’s Books
Category: YA
Genre: contemporary, LGBTQ+
Pages: 320
My Rating: ★★★★★
Goodreads page

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