ARC Review: “The Silvered Serpents” by Roshani Chokshi

I won an very early copy of this book from a Goodreads giveaway. Thanks, Wednesday Books.

I actually finished this book a few weeks ago, but I waited to post the review but I had a bunch of thoughts floating around in my head regarding it. The other day I finally wrote down my thoughts, though they still seem a bit jumbled. I hope the review still makes sense!

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Top 10 Tuesday: Backlist Books I Own and Still Need to Read

A weekly blog meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl.

Today’s topic is actually a freebie–you can make up your own if you want, but I decided to do a topic I haven’t done before. 🙂 After all, I do own a great deal of backlist books that definitely need to be read.

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Top 10 Tuesday: Favorites Books I’ve Read So Far

A weekly blog meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl.

This week Top 10 Tuesday turns 10! I’ve been doing this weekly blog meme whenever a topic catches my fancy over the course of the past 4 years my blog has been running. They’ve been so fun to do, and is actually one of the most popular posts on my blog. 🙂

Technically the theme is to re-do a topic from the past but I thought it would be to fun to take a look back at the first half of 2020 to see what my favorite reads of the year have been so far!

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ARC Review: “The Fountains of Silence” by Ruta Sepetys

Happy almost October! Can you believe it? Can you smell fall in the air? I live in Oklahoma and to be honest, that’s been really hard lately. Last week it was in the upper 90s, humid, with no relief in sight. Anyway, that’s not what I came here to talk about so… moving on.

huge thank you to Penguin Teen for sending me an early copy in exchange for an honest review. All quotes are taken from an ARC and may change in the finished copy.

To be honest I was a little hesitant. I read Sepetys’s Between Shades of Gray a few years ago and gave it 3 stars. Since then I haven’t been too interested to read anything else by her. However, when the opportunity arose to receive this ARC, I was willing to give another one of Ruta’s books a try. I’m so glad I did.

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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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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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