ARC Review: “Natalie Tan’s Book of Luck & Fortune” by Roselle Lim

Well, I seriously need to stop putting expectations on books because when it doesn’t live up to them, I feel a bit let down. That again is the case with this book. I’m not saying it was wholly bad because it definitely wasn’t, but there are some things that simply didn’t work for me.

A huge thanks to Berkley Books and NetGalley for providing a free digital copy in exchange for an honest review.

All quotes are taken from the ARC and may change in the finished copy.

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T5W: Books I Thought I’d Dislike but Ended Up Enjoying

Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly book blog hosted by a group on Goodreads. You can check out previous topics and look out for April’s by clicking here.

The books mentioned in this post are ones that I thought were hyped and afraid they wouldn’t live up to their standard. Fortunately for me, they ended up being fantastic and I’m all the better for having these books in my life!

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Review: “Leah on the Offbeat” by Becky Albertalli

All the books I wanted to listen to from the library are on hold and I won’t get them for weeks. So on a work trip a few days ago, I decided to check out Leah on the Offbeat. I thought both of Albertalli’s previous novels were so adorable, so I figured Leah would be the same. My conclusion? Yes, there were adorable parts, and I laughed out loud and smiled. But there were things I didn’t like as well.

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Review: “Reign of the Fallen” by Sarah Glenn Marsh

Reign of the Fallen sat on my shelf for over a year before I decided to pick it up. Thanks to the lovely ladies over at MTMC Tours, and the Twitter chats they host, I was eager to pick up Reign, especially after finding out its sequel, Song of the Dead, released last week. I didn’t know too much about this book when I bought it, just that it was a complete cover buy! I’m happy to announce it was an excellent decision, and I’m currently patting past-Nicole on the back. 🙂

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Review: “Lord of Shadows” by Cassandra Clare

Just to let you know, I’m writing this review from my grave because I am seriously dead,  d-e-a-d, dead! Honestly, I spoiled part of what happened in this book by reading the first part of the synopsis of Queen of Air and Darkness and then scrolling through fanart on Instagram… So I really have no one else to blame but myself. However, I did not see the last few chapters playing out like that. How? Why? But the children!

Right. So. Are y’all ready for a coherent review? You may not get one because all I have are EMOTIONS and things.

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‘Waiting on’ Wednesday: October ’18 Release!

Is it just me or does October hold a lot of goodies for us book lovers? Well, I sure hope it’s not just me…

‘Waiting on’ Wednesday (WoW) is a book blog meme hosted by Breaking the Spine. It’s really simply and easy to participate: all you have to do is feature upcoming books you’re excited about! I try to do one of these monthly (mainly as a reminder to keep an eye out for these books, LOL)!

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T5W: Books for My Younger Self

I’ve always been a reader. Well, duh, you might be thinking, but the thing is I never gave much of a thought to what I read. I picked up whatever sounded interesting. Now that I’m older, with the boom of social media and me following more bookish accounts on both Twitter and Instagram, I have become a bit…choosier with what I read. I don’t mean that in a bad way, but I often time do follow the bandwagon and read the “popular” books.

But I’ve come across some books that I really wish had been around when I was a teenager. Maybe I would have felt less awkward or…whatever if I had read them. But I’m glad I get the chance to talk about them today.

Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly blog meme that started as a group on Goodreads. You can check out the rest of this month’s topics and join the group here.

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Meeting the Author(s): Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff

I’m not definitely back from my hiatus, and the more I think about it, the more I think it’ll continue on for a few more weeks for ~reasons~ other than vacation now, lol. But anyway, that’s not the point of this post!

Last week I drove to Texas to attend the Obsidio book tour with authors Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff! It took place at a gorgeous, two-story Barnes and Noble and wow, was it a great crowd! I knew I couldn’t miss going to this because 1) It was the first weekend of my spring break, so HELLO, what a way to celebrate, 2) when would these authors ever be near me again (let alone half-way across the world considering they’re Australian!), and 3) the event was moderating by the lovely Mary over at Mary Had a Little Book Blog!

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