Review: “Shiver” by Maggie Stiefvater

Quite frankly, I was pleasantly surprised by this book. However, I do think if I had read this when it was released back in 2009, I might have enjoyed it more! I’ve seen this compared to Twilight (which I LOVED in high school but grew out of now that I’m older), but I thinkย Shiver has a bit more finesse in its pages.

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December 2017 Wrap-Up & Book Haul!

Hellooooo! I’m incredibly behind in posting December’s wrap-up and book haul but late is better than never, right?ย ๐Ÿ˜‰

Anyway, I only bought one book in December. Since it was Christmas, I wanted to spend money on gifts for my friends and family than spending it on myself. Surprisingly enough, I don’t get a lot (if any) books for Christmas, which is fine since I have some many on my shelves that need to be read anyway!

However, I did buy one book at the end of December! I might spoil myself a bit for January since it’s my birthday month, and I have a $5 coupon to Half-Price Books I need to use before the end of the month…

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Review: “Into the Bright Unknown” by Rae Carson

Well… Okay. I don’t know what to say. I liked this series, but I don’t think Iย love this series. I think of the 3 books, the 2nd book, Like a River Glorious is my favorite. I listened to the first two books via audiobook, but this one wasn’t available from the Overdrive app and I happened to see it while perusing the shelves not too long ago. So I snatched it up.

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Review: “P.S. I Still Love You” by Jenny Han

This book was such a pleasant surprise. I had some hesitations going into it. While I liked To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, it had a lot of high school drama I tended to avoided in high school myself (and was glad I was never involved in myself). While that was still prevalent in this book, it was fun to see Lara Jean think outside of Peter and, of course, the family relationship between all the sisters and their father was incredibly heartwarming.

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My Top (Contemporary) Reads of 2017!

Is it that time already? I can’t even believe it! I feel like 2017 just started and here we are, diving right into 2018! (But that also means my birthday is soon. I’ll be 29! That doesn’t seem old to me and yet…it does, haha.)

I know this topic was a Top Ten Tuesday post a couple of weeks ago. But I wanted to wait to do it because it wasn’tย quite the end of the year… But here I am, writing it just as 2018 started. Typical me. I wait until the last minute because who knows if a late December read will be included in this list?!

Anyway, here’s how I chose my top reads. I went to Goodreads and chose the books I rated 4.5 and 5 stars. That doesn’t mean they were all released in 2017–just that I read them this year. ๐Ÿ™‚ There was actually quite a lot, so I thought I’d focus this post on the genre: today’s is contemporary.

Also, my goal was to read 90 books this year, and I surpassed it by a handful of books! Yay! I only DNFed 3 books this year, too.

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BETWEEN THE BLADE AND THE HEART Review, Excerpt, + Giveaway!

I’m so excited to be participating in myย first ever blog book tour! A million thanks to Wednesday Books for providing the finished copy as the prize!

Between the Blade and the Heart by Amanda Hocking as been on my radar since I first heard about it a few months ago. I don’t see many books with a focus on Norse mythology, so it was a no-brainer to add this book to my TBR!

Check out my review below and be sure to check out the other stops on the blog tourย and enter to win your very own copy ofย Between the Blade and the Heart below!

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