The premise of this book was intriguing but I felt like this book didn’t really deliver what I was hoping for. The book is called Lab Partners and it’s supposed to be about to guys becoming lab partners at school and then falling in love. However, the scenes where they were actually in their biology class were few. I was hoping for a slow burn romance between them during class but instead, it all happened really fast and one of them denied being gay and the other one was basically forcing him to confess that he actually liked him. It was all just a mess. I didn’t like how the subject of bullying was handled either but that might just be a personal preference. In the end, I just felt like I saw what the book was trying to do but instead of actually doing that it all just came across quite silly.
0 525 February, 2020
Kala, un personaggio che vi catapulterá nella cultura indiana. Un personaggio che ha tanto da donare a voi lettori e ad Isabella la quale troverà un'amica per sempre. "Bisogna sempre indossare gli abiti migliori, per stare in società, sotto gli occhi della gente. Anche quando ci vanno stretti, anche quando il tessuto ci da fastidio. È raro sentirsi a proprio agio con
qualcuno indossando il vecchio pigiama che non butti mai, perché così morbido, confortante.
Intendo che quando trovi qualcuno che ti accetta così come sei, che non vuole cambiarti, che non
servono maschere per stare bene insieme. È la persona giusta, con cui condividere dei bei
momenti, che sia un amica che sia un amante. Anche per questo motivo adoro Kala. Non sento
mai un giudizio dalla sua bocca, mi da i consigli quando percepisce che li desidero e siamo
sintonizzate, va a tempo con la mia personalità, imparo tante cose da lei."
Link in bio per pre ordinare✨
Now that the cover of As the Shadow Rises is out I wanna know...what are some of your other highly anticipated sequels?
I grabbed this ARC of The Faithless Hawk by @what_eats_owls when I visited the Macmillan offices last month and devoured it in about two days. I LOVED The Merciful Crow and the sequel is just as, if not MORE amazing. If you haven’t read The Merciful Crow yet, do it! And then pick up The Faithless Hawk in July.
Some other sequels I’m looking forward to: The Deck it Omens by @christineexists, Queen of Volts by @amandafoody, Vicious Spirits by @katchowrites, Ruthless Gods by @glitzandshadows, The Silvered Serpents by @roshanichokshi.
Book Review: Wicked As You Wish by Rin Chupeco. (ARC, release date March 3/2020)
If you love fairytales and re-tellings of them, then you most likely will enjoy this book. It has something for everyone- squad goals, magical creatures, enemies to lovers and unexpected twists.
welches Buch habt ihr zuletzt beendet? 📖.
Wie der ein oder andere wahrscheinlich schon mitbekommen hat, habe ich "Die Chroniken der Verbliebenen" total geliebt. Umso gespannter war ich natürlich auf das Sequel "Der Klang der Täuschung", das ich gestern beendet habe. .
Die Geschichte ist einige Jahre nach dem Ende von "Der Glanz der Dunkelheit" angesiedelt und spielt sich natürlich wieder in der Welt der Verblieben ab.
In "Der Klang der Täuschung" geht es um die junge Rathan Kazi, die von ihrer Königin auf eine geheime Mission nach Höllenrachen geschickt wird. Dort trifft sie auf Jase, der der Herrscher dieses Gebietes ist und auf keinen Fall etwas von ihren Plänen erfahren darf. Was, als die beiden sich langsam näher kommen, immer schwieriger wird.
Die Geschichte wird abwechselnd aus den Perspektiven der beiden erzählt.
Beide Protagonisten waren mir auf Anhieb sympathisch, jedoch erschien mir Jase neben der kampflustigen und selbstbewussten Kazi teilweise etwas blass. .
Die altbekannten Orte wie Terravin, Morrighan und Venda spielen in diesem Buch eine eher untergeordnete Rolle, da die Geschichte größtenteils in Höllenrachen spielt. Wie die gesamte Welt ist auch Höllenrachen kreativ und geheimnisvoll gestaltet. Allerdings hatte ich den Eindruck, dass dieser Schauplatz nicht ganz so liebevoll gestaltet war wie zum Beispiel Terravin oder Venda. .
Besonders toll fand ich, dass einzelne noch offene Erzähltstränge aus den Chroniken der Verbliebenen aufgegriffen und weitergesponnen wurden.
Die altbekannten Charaktere stehen eher im Hintergrund, ein kurzes Wiedersehen gibt es aber dennoch. Und das war mehr als rührend.
Kritisieren muss ich dagegen, dass das Buch gerade im Mittelteil doch etwas langatmig ist. Das Ende macht das aber fast wieder wett, so spannend und überraschend ist es. .
Dieses Buch kann ich vor allem allen empfehlen, die die Chroniken der Verbliebenen genauso geliebt haben wie ich. Dieses Sequel ist definitiv ein würdiger Nachfolger, der dem Leser eine ganz eigenständige Geschichte bietet, die aber dennoch inhaltlich an einzelne offen geblieben Punkte des Vorgängers anknüpft.
7 8825 February, 2020
What could have been a great novel falls short on characterization and world-building.
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Q: Who is your favorite female figure?
Hey guys happy Friday to you all, how was your week? I have been in insta jail and it sucks so hard 😂 You won't even be able to read this till I am out 😭. Good news though I found another house and have started the process to get it, I started reading obsido for my monthly challenge here and work was good.
I am excited for this post as it is another @storygramtours tour, this time for The Feminist Agenda of Jemima Kincaid by Kate Hattemer.
A novel about friendship, feminism, and the knotty complications of tradition and privilege, perfect for fans of Becky Albertalli and Stephanie Perkins.
Filled with Kate Hattemer's signature banter, this is a fast-paced and thoughtful tale about the nostalgia of senior year, the muddle of modern relationships, and how to fight the patriarchy when you just might be part of the patriarchy yourself.
Paris hat mein Herz erobert. ✨✨✨ Besonders der (Bücher-)Markt an der Seine hat es mir angetan. Obwohl ich mich sonst ja lieber abseits der klassischen Touri-Spots bewege. Wart ihr schon in Paris? Und was hat euch besonders gefallen?
I've read 5 books already this month! 😱 Two of those were rereads though, but it had been years since I read the Infernal Devices! 🥰 Still love them with whole my heart!
My current read is Sky Without Stars - the authors are hosting a readalong (as the sequel releases in March - hoot!) and I felt this was the perfect time to jump in! I always try to read books closer to sequel releases, because I can be such a goldfish sometimes, but I'm sooo excited for this one! The first chapters are fantastic already! 😍
“She was sunshine and rainbows and I was booze and sex.”
-Laura Pavlov, “More Jade”
HAPPY RELEASE DAY to this beautiful book, More Jade by @laurapavlovauthor , book 1 of the Love You More rockstar romance series!
I absolutely LOOOVED this book and am so happy for Laura!
And then I met Cruz Winslow…
He’s everything I’m not, and then some — a budding musician, he’s cocky and arrogant.
He’s at ease in every situation and treats me like I’m the only person who exists.
Together we’re in sync with everything we do and I’m falling hard and fast for him.
He’s also a complicated boy and although I can’t begin to understand the life he’s lived, I want to be there for him in every way possible.
And that’s how it happened.
Slowly but surely, he’s captured my heart —
One I wasn’t prepared to give away...
Jade Moore is not my type…
She’s a good girl and has her entire life mapped out. I’ve never met anyone like her.
The girl is disciplined and determined.
She follows the rules.
She’s sunshine and girl next door.
I’m sex and booze.
We don’t mix.
But from the minute I lay my eyes on her, I’m done for. She’s everything I never knew I wanted…
And now all I want is…more Jade.
You are not going to want to miss this beautiful story! Available to purchase on Amazon! Also free with Kindle Unlimited!
Die Bücher auf dem Bild liegen schon länger auf meinem SuB. Da ich eher einen Bogen um reine Liebesgeschichten mache, bin ich gespannt, wann ich diese Bücher lesen werde. Von Jenny Han habe ich mit 14 oder 15 Jahren damals ihre Sommer Trilogie gelesen. Die fand ich toll, aber da war ich natürlich noch nicht so kritisch mit Büchern 😆
☕ "Trăiește fiecare clipă cu bucurie. Trăiește fiecare minut cu speranță. Trăiește fiecare oră cu răbdare. Trăiește fiecare zi cu uimire. Trăiește fiecare an cu liniște și iubire." ☕
Salutare, toată lumea! A trecut ceva vreme de când nu am mai postat aici. Ultimele săptămâni au fost foarte aglomerate, iar următoarele se anunță a fi identice. Am și răcit între timp (și m-am cam vindecat, oarecum 🤣) și sper că vouă vă merge mai bine decât mie, măcar din punct de vedere al sănătății dacă altfel nu.
Cartea din poză încercam eu să o citesc prin decembrie și mă ofticam maxim, așa că am lăsat-o, ca să închei reading challenge-ul cum se cuvine. Sper să o reiau anul acesta, totuși. #qotd : voi ce faceți când sunteți în reading slump? Începeți o carte nouă, sau încercați să o terminați pe cea începută deja?
Went a bit crazy today and bought a lot too many books. I’m very happy with it but my bank account is not. 😁
6 2625 February, 2020
‘𝐈𝐧𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐚𝐝 𝐨𝐟 𝐛𝐞𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐚𝐟𝐫𝐢𝐚𝐝, 𝐈 𝐰𝐨𝐮𝐥𝐝 𝐛𝐞𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐞 𝐬𝐨𝐦𝐞𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐨 𝐟𝐞𝐚𝐫' .The insta algorithms are really messing with my account that of my friends. It’s really annoying and frustrating for everyone 😔 So if your struggling too, leave me a comment with a 🌟 and I’ll show your account some love. I want to help you out if I can xx. .
If I’d read this book before my last post it would have been added to the list of favorite LGBTQ books there... 🙌😍 The Music of What Happens by @bkonigsberg is a beautiful, emotional story of two very different teenage boys meeting by chance and ending up spending the summer together to fix a food truck mess. In the course of the summer, they discover not only the attraction for each other, but trust and comfort, and the courage to face their biggest fears.
This book is at the same time funny and heartbreaking. Despite dealing with some pretty heavy subjects, such as addiction, parental neglect and even rape, it is nevertheless a truly wonderful, breathtaking and hopeful story. It also feels absolutely authentic and real, with amazing characters. The main characters, Max and Jordan, literally leapt off the pages and took hold of my heart from the very first moment. There is some remarkable personal growth in them both along the way and there are so many layers to their characters. And even though they were so different from one another, the attraction between them felt completely real and natural.
It really shows the problems with toxic masculinity and the importance of admitting and sharing your problems. Even a tough and strong jock can get raped, and the built-up anger and fear, the feeling of not being able to breath, won’t go away until you face it. It was so well described how Max tried to push all thoughts away, but how they still affected him, and how he questioned his own actions.
All in all, I absolutely loved this book, even though it almost broke my heart, and I know that it will stay with me for a long time! (Please read my full review at anniewoodsbooks.com/reading-tips for more of my thoughts!)
Only two weeks until #theravenandthedove goes on sale!! Excuse me while I do a happy dance... 💃💃 Today’s #teasertuesday is from Xander’s POV, the raven prince who is an absolute cinnamon roll—I love him so much! And his story for book 2 is *chef’s kiss* 🥰 I can’t wait for you all to meet him!
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I have been loving seeing this special edition of WOVEN IN MOONLIGHT floating around Instagram! Fun bit of trivia—I was waffling between this grey color or a vibrant purple, but in the end the grey won out, and I’m so glad it did! 🎨
I have a few extras of this beauty so today I’m hosting a GIVEAWAY! 🥰
For a chance to win this signed, special edition (with reverse art on the jacket illustrated by me), along with three character cards, please do the following:
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I’ll pick a winner on February 27th at midnight! This giveaway is only for USA!
Good luck, friends!! 🥰 ALSO! If you’re local to central Florida, I’ll be hanging out with @kellycoon106 tonight (Feb 20th) at the Books-A-Million in Leesburg from 7 to 8:30! Come say hi! 💛
I loved this book! I was feeling pretty neutral about it going in but I like books about internet culture commentary so it quickly won me over. The main character is a girl gamer (streamer) who is mercilessly attacked online (and eventually in real life) for her race and gender. Even as the trolling mounts she doesn’t know if she should stop streaming (because it feels like giving in to what they want) or fight back when it feels hopeless because there are so many people and they are using anonymous accounts. The other lead character is a boy who’s family doesn’t really understand their sons passion for gaming and developing games. Aaron works for an indie game company that constantly puts off paying him but uses his work anyway. It was an interesting story line about work and family. I also like how they handled Aaron and Divya relationship. Aaron was very conscious of their interactions and knew Divya was handling things on her own and didn’t need a savior. He was always their for support and was a good friend. Same with Divya and her girl friend. They were very good about validating each other’s emotions while stilling being encouraging and supportive.
My review makes it sound like the book had a lot going on (which it did) but it flows together smoothly and is an easy read! If you like gaming or just internet culture in general then this book is for you!
Book blurb in comments!