Goodreads Reading Challenge: Jan – June ’18

Last week in a Top 5 Wednesday post, I talked about some of my top-rated books of the year so far. With the year officially being half-way over, I figured I’d give an update of how my Goodreads reading challenge is going so far.

I started off with the goal to read 90 books, but with the way I was feeling mentally and creatively, coupled with the desire to reread some books since sequels and finales were releasing, I cut my goal down to 80. Goodreads says one thing, but because I have DNFed one book and read a short novella that I don’t really count as a “book,” I’ve actually read 2 less than my current stat of 49.

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ARC Review: “I Really Didn’t Think This Through” by Beth Evans

I’m going to give myself a pat on the back for blogging consecutively for the past few days. 🙂 *pat pat, pat pat* I have a small stack of ARCs that I had planned to read a while… Alas, that didn’t happen. But since I’m on summer break, I hope to catch up.

This book was sent to me by the author. Thank you, Beth! All quotes are taken directly from the ARC and may change in the final copy.

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ARC Review: “The Smoke Thieves” by Sally Green

Pitched as “perfect for Game of Thrones fans”, I went into The Smoke Thieves with relative ease. I’ve never read or watched GoT, but from what I’ve heard there’s a lot of killing…and sex. Maybe some fighting? I don’t know. I hardly hear about that. Oh wait, and there’s DRAGONS.

Anywho, I picked up this ARC from the PenguinTeen booth while at the North Texas Teen Book Festival earlier this year. I had hoped to read it before the release date, but that (obviously) didn’t happen. 😛

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Mini Reviews: June ’18 Edition

Hey, all! I know, I know. I’m supposed to be on hiatus, but I wanted to write up a small blog post since I’m not consistently reviewing. Since I’ve taken a hiatus, I’ve contemplated getting rid of my blog altogether because the pressure of writing reviews for books was really hampering my enjoyment of a book. While I’m not sure I’ll fully return to blogging, I will continue to post here and there. 🙂

I decided to write a bunch of mini reviews for books I never really wrote reviews for on my blog. If you follow my Goodreads, I write a bit more in-depth reviews, but other than that… I’m kind of just floating along, reading whatever I want with no particular schedule in mind. As it turns out, it’s been rather fun.

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ARC Review: “A Reaper at the Gates” by Sabaa Tahir

I don’t know what to say, or how to even write the right words to convey how I feel. A Repear at the Gates was one of my most anticipated releases of 2018. When luck swung my way a few weeks ago and I managed to get an ARC, my heart burst with joy.

If you’ve been eagerly awaiting this third installment of the Ember Quartet, you won’t be disappointed. My heart has been equally stomped on, burst from pure happiness, swooning with absolute emotion. I know Sabaa is a great writer–there’s simply no question–and she’s been one of my favorite authors since I first read An Ember in the Ashes. But A Reaper at the Gates has sealed Sabaa as a master storyteller and destroyer of my heart.

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THE WAY YOU MAKE ME FEEL Blog Tour: Review + Giveaway

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Maurene captured my half-Korean heart with her sophomore novel, I Believe in a Thing Called Love, so there was no question I was eager for The Way You Make Me Feel. I even posted about the cover reveal a few months ago, and have been eager and hopeful for an ARC of some kind.

Well, the book gods have surely blessed me because I’m thrilled to be a part of this book’s blog tour! Read my review below and then enter for a chance to win a hardcopy of the book, which is open internationally!

Thanks so much to Macmillan Children’s for giving me a free, digital copy in exchange for an honest review as part of this blog tour! 🙂

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