End of the SUMMER BINGOS – 2017

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This year I decided to participate in two summer bingos from June to August. The first one is the YA Summer Bingo – 2017 which I made a post for here and the other one is the Summer 2017 Bookish Bingo which you can see in my general challenges page here.

They were my first bingos and I had a lot of fun participating in them! And now, let’s see how it went!Read More »

August Wrap-up and September TBR

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Hey guys! I can’t even believe the end of the month is here already! I was a bit off this month, although all my posts went up normally, I wasn’t answering comments or checking any blogs because my classes started and on top of that it was also the only time I had to be with my family before Christmas!

But I’m back now and I am starting to answer the comments I have left and checking what you guys have been reading and posting! (slowly but I’m getting there!)

Anyway, this month I read mainly tiny books due to not having much time but I managed to read 13, so I’m pretty happy with it, and I managed also to complete some of my bingos with them, for which a post is coming out tomorrow!

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Odd & True by Cat Winters (ARC Review)

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Odd & True by Cat Winters

Series: Standalone

Publisher: Amulet Books

Expected publication: September 12th, 2017

Genres: Historical Fiction, YA, Paranormal, Fantasy

Pages: 368

Format: ARC

Buy: Book Depository | Amazon

* Received this copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you very much! This doesn’t affect the review in any way. My opinions are, as always, my own.*

Trudchen grew up hearing Odette’s stories of their monster-slaying mother and a magician’s curse. But now that Tru’s older, she’s starting to wonder if her older sister’s tales were just comforting lies, especially because there’s nothing fantastic about her own life—permanently disabled and in constant pain from childhood polio.

In 1909, after a two-year absence, Od reappears with a suitcase supposedly full of weapons and a promise to rescue Tru from the monsters on their way to attack her. But it’s Od who seems haunted by something. And when the sisters’ search for their mother leads them to a face-off with the Leeds Devil, a nightmarish beast that’s wreaking havoc in the Mid-Atlantic states, Tru discovers the peculiar possibility that she and her sister—despite their dark pasts and ordinary appearances—might, indeed, have magic after all.

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Fight Like a YA Girl TAG

Fight-LIke-A-YA-GirlHey guys! I’m finally doing this tag!! I’ve been wanting to get to it ever since I was tagged by the wonderful Mandy @Bookprincessreviews! So, thank you so much for the tag! I absolutely love this!

Mandy presents this tag in the most awesome way because she joined her princesses with it and it looks just perfectly made for her!! So make sure you check out her answers here!

This is just such a clever and unique tag and I hope you all have as much fun reading it as I am having to answer it!Read More »

Moonrise by Sarah Crossan (ARC Review)

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Moonrise 
by Sarah Crossan

Series: Standalone

Publisher: Bloomsbury Childrens

Expected publication: September 7th, 2017

Genres: Contemporary, YA, Verse

Pages: 400

Format: ARC

Buy: Book Depository | Amazon

* Received this copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you very much! This doesn’t affect the review in any way. My opinions are, as always, my own.*

‘They think I hurt someone.
But I didn’t. You hear?
Coz people are gonna be telling you
all kinds of lies.
I need you to know the truth.’

From one-time winner and two-time Carnegie Medal shortlisted author Sarah Crossan, this poignant, stirring, huge-hearted novel asks big questions. What value do you place on life? What can you forgive? And just how do you say goodbye?

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Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia

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Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia
Series: Standalone
Publisher: HarperCollins
Published May 30th, 2017
Genres: Contemporary, YA, Romance
Pages: 385
Format: Hardback
Buy: Book Depository | Amazon

Her story is a phenomenon. Her life is a disaster.

In the real world, Eliza Mirk is shy, weird, and friendless. Online, she’s LadyConstellation, the anonymous creator of the wildly popular webcomic Monstrous Sea. Eliza can’t imagine enjoying the real world as much as she loves the online one, and she has no desire to try.

Then Wallace Warland, Monstrous Sea’s biggest fanfiction writer, transfers to her school. Wallace thinks Eliza is just another fan, and as he draws her out of her shell, she begins to wonder if a life offline might be worthwhile.

But when Eliza’s secret is accidentally shared with the world, everything she’s built—her story, her relationship with Wallace, and even her sanity—begins to fall apart.

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Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

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Fangirl 
by Rainbow Rowell
Series: Standalone
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
First published September 10th, 2013
Genres: Contemporary, YA, Romance
Pages: 459
Format: Paperback
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Cath and Wren are identical twins, and until recently they did absolutely everything together. Now they’re off to university and Wren’s decided she doesn’t want to be one half of a pair any more – she wants to dance, meet boys, go to parties and let loose. It’s not so easy for Cath. She would rather bury herself in the fanfiction she writes where there’s romance far more intense than anything she’s experienced in real life.

Now Cath has to decide whether she’s ready to open her heart to new people and new experiences, and she’s realizing that there’s more to learn about love than she ever thought possible …

A tale of fanfiction, family, and first love

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Always and Forever, Lara Jean by Jenny Han

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Always and Forever, Lara Jean by Jenny Han
Series: To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before #3
Publisher: Scholastic Press
First published May 2nd, 2017
Genres: Contemporary, YA, Romance
Pages: 325
Format: Paperback
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Lara Jean is having the best senior year a girl could ever hope for. She is head over heels in love with her boyfriend, Peter; her dad’s finally getting remarried to their next door neighbor, Ms. Rothschild; and Margot’s coming home for the summer just in time for the wedding.

But change is looming on the horizon. And while Lara Jean is having fun and keeping busy helping plan her father’s wedding, she can’t ignore the big life decisions she has to make. Most pressingly, where she wants to go to college and what that means for her relationship with Peter. She watched her sister Margot go through these growing pains. Now Lara Jean’s the one who’ll be graduating high school and leaving for college and leaving her family—and possibly the boy she loves—behind.

When your heart and your head are saying two different things, which one should you listen to?

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The Unique Blogger Award

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Hey guys! I was nominated by Nadwa @Painfullyfictional and by Shanya and Tanya @Twinbookmarks for The Unique Blogger Award! Thank you so much, ladies!! Make sure you guys check out their amazing blogs and also their posts respectively here and here! Sorry I’m posting this so late, I thought I was doing this one and instead I was doing other so I ended up uploading this one only now.

I’m super excited to answer all the questions so let’s get started!!Read More »

Young Jane Young by Gabrielle Zevin (ARC Review)

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Young Jane Young 
by Gabrielle Zevin

Series: Standalone

Publisher: Algonquin Books

Expected publication: August 22nd, 2017

Genres: Contemporary, Adult Fiction, Chick-Lit

Pages: 320

Format: ARC

Buy: Book Depository | Amazon

* Received this copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you very much! This doesn’t affect the review in any way. My opinions are, as always, my own.*

From the bestselling author of the beloved The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry comes another perfect fable for our times–a story about women, choices, and recovering from past mistakes.

Young Jane Young‘s heroine is Aviva Grossman, an ambitious Congressional intern in Florida who makes the life-changing mistake of having an affair with her boss‑‑who is beloved, admired, successful, and very married‑‑and blogging about it. When the affair comes to light, the Congressman doesn’t take the fall, but Aviva does, and her life is over before it hardly begins. She becomes a late‑night talk show punchline; she is slut‑shamed, labeled as fat and ugly, and considered a blight on politics in general.
 
How does one go on after this? In Aviva’s case, she sees no way out but to change her name and move to a remote town in Maine. She tries to start over as a wedding planner, to be smarter about her life, and to raise her daughter to be strong and confident. But when, at the urging of others, she decides to run for public office herself, that long‑ago mistake trails her via the Internet like a scarlet A. For in our age, Google guarantees that the past is never, ever, truly past, that everything you’ve done will live on for everyone to know about for all eternity. And it’s only a matter of time until Aviva/Jane’s daughter, Ruby, finds out who her mother was, and is, and must decide whether she can still respect her.
 
A novel about a world that continues to want to define what women are and what they can, and cannot, do, Young Jane Young follows three generations of women, plus the wife of the Congressman. Told in varying voices through e-mails and even a Choose Your Own Adventure section, it captures not just the mood of this particular, highly charged moment but is an accessible, witty, smart take on the double standards that are alive and well and waiting to trip up ordinary and extraordinary women alike.  

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