Review: “Like a River Glorious” by Rae Carson

I started Walk on Earth a Stranger as an audiobook, so I figured I’d continue the rest of the series that way. While I liked the first book, I’m a bit indifferent toward the sequel.

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Review: “The Upside of Unrequited” by Becky Albertalli

Oh my goodness, could this book be any cuter?! It’s adorable and poignant, too, with moments that broke my heart but put it back together again.

While I have Albertalli’s debut novel, Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda, on my shelf, I picked up The Upside of Unrequited at the local library on a whim. Now, I’m definitely going to try to make room to read Simon vs, especially since the movie is coming out next year (until the title Love, Simon).

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Top Ten Tuesday: 10 Unique Book Titles

I think “unique” is a very subject word, so while you may not think these are unique, I do! So there’s that. 😛 Anyway, while I definitely buy books because of covers, I absolutely love book titles and finding the meaning behind them, whether it’s a direct quote from the book or speaks about the book as a whole.

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. You can check out the rest of October’s topics, and even the ones for the rest of the year! (Is 2018 really that far away? 😮 )

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Review: “The Color Project” by Sierra Abrams

Man, oh man, did I want to love this book. The cover is absolutely gorgeous, and I had the pleasure of finding it at my local library. Unfortunately, though, there was some miscommunication with the publisher in regards to ARCs and printing so while my local library does have a copy, it has the non-ARC cover with the ARC content inside. The author, Sierra Abrams, goes into full detail about it on her Twitter.

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Review: “Tower of Dawn” by Sarah J. Maas

I was absolutely thrilled to hear we would have a novella just on Chaol. He’s one of my favorite characters from the series. And while I do have a few issues with him (mostly his prejudices), I love him above all, lol! So when Sarah announced the novella was turned into a novel, I was ecstatic!

Diving into Tower of Dawn was a bit like coming home in ways I never imagined it would be. Returning to the world of Throne of Glass and being introduced into a brand new world of the southern continent and its cultures and people… To reacquaint myself with these characters and to come out in the end as loving them more… I cannot imagine a better pleasure as a reader.

I’m going to try my hardest to keep this spoiler-free!

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Top Ten Tuesday: Book Covers that Remind Me of Fall

This Top Ten Tuesday was a bit of a challenge. I’m not the type of person to read books based on seasons. With Halloween coming up, some might be more apt to read thriller/horror books, but I’m just like, “Meh,” lol.

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly blog meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. You can check out the remainder of October’s themes here and check out the topics for the rest of the year, too!

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ARC Review: “Invictus” by Ryan Graudin

really wanted to like this more. Pitched as Doctor Who meets Firefly (or Guardians of the Galaxy) I was pumped for lots of adventure and greatness! Alas, Invictus fell short in a few key areas for me. I think I was in some sort of reading funk which probably affected by opinion of the book, too. Maybe I’ll have to give it another go in the future.

This ARC was not provided to me by the publisher. I actually traded another ARC for this one.

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