September 2016 Book Haul

Hi everyone!👋

I know I say this every month, but I just can’t believe that September is over. It literally soared by! This means that I’ve finished my first month at high school, which I’m very happy about😊.

Anyway, today I will be showing you all the books I bought, received, and borrowed this month. Hope you enjoy!❤️

Bought:

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Borrowed from the library:

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Borrowed from my friend- here’s a shout out to you, Amanda! Thank you so much!💞:

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Borrowed from Indigo (thank you so much!😊):

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Received via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review:

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So tell me! Have you read any of these books? If so, opinions? What books did YOU haul this month? Let me know in the comments below.

Au revoir!💜

Top Ten Thursday #21

Hi everyone!👋

For this week’s Top Ten Thursday, I will be listing 10 books I loved, but didn’t write reviews for (oops, my bad!🙊). I read them too long ago to write a detailed review right now, so in this post, I will be stating why and telling you a bit about my thoughts for each book.

So let’s get cracking!

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A Mango-Shaped Space by Wendy Mass was a middle grade book I read last year about a girl with synesthesia, which basically means that words and numbers all had colours for her. This blog wasn’t even a thought yet when I read it, but I totally would’ve written up a review if it was! Let’s just say, though, that this book gave me extreme feels.

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Ahhhh, I loved these two books! Again, this blog hadn’t existed yet in my mind when I read them, but it’s basically a middle grade historical fiction duology with a super relatable protagonist. I’d 100% recommend it!

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I LOVED Finding Audrey, but I just couldn’t find the right words to put on paper screen! Introverts, this one is for you.😊

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Morgan Matson’s books never disappoint! Second Chance Summer is my second favourite out of her four, however, my feels were just too much! I couldn’t get over this book, and I couldn’t get myself to write a review, which I now regret😫.

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I may not have reviewed Every Day, but I DID review its sequel companion book, Another DayI just felt like I had more to say about that one, as I think I lost the words to say with this.

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I loved Divergent, I really did. I just thought that the plot was a bit too jumpy and that there were too many characters to write an accurate review.

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I really don’t know why I didn’t review Cinder. When I eventually read Winter and the two novellas, what I think I’ll do, though, is review the whole series😎.

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I meant to review Matched, but time just slipped out of my hands, and now its memory is fading away. I may do so when I read the next two books, though.

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As much as I wanted to review Open Road Summer, it’s a lot like many of the other contemporaries I’ve read, so I just thought that I would only be repeating the same thoughts I write in most of my book reviews. You can find my review for The Start of Me and You by the same author here, though!

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Last but not least, I really enjoyed but didn’t review Broken Hearts, Fences, and Other Things to Mend by Katie Finn. To be honest, I have no idea why I didn’t, but three words I’d use to describe it? PLOT TWISTS GALORE!😛

So tell me! Have you read any of these books, and if so, have you reviewed them? (I’d love to read those reviews!😝) What are some books that you’ve read and adored, but neglected to review, for any reason? Do you review every book you read? Let me know in the comments below.

Au revoir!💜

The Real Neat Blog Award

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Hi everyone!😊

I have been nominated by Louise @ louiselovesbooks for The Real Neat Blog Award. Thank you so much, Louise!💞If you aren’t following her blog, I suggest you do so now, because it’s THE BEST.

Anyway, here are the rules for this award:

1. Thank and link back to the blogger who nominated you.

2. Answer the seven questions set to you.

3. Create seven questions for your nominees.

4. Nominate seven five other bloggers.

I will now be answering Louise’s questions:

What is your favourite book series?

I feel like I’ve been mentioning The Selection in almost all of my posts, so today I will be choosing a different series, even though it still remains my favourite.

I guess my second favourite book series would be Geek Girl by Holly Smale. The books are all so funny and light-hearted! If you haven’t picked up this series yet, then you’re definitely missing out!

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(Picture from Google, I give credit)

Who is your favourite Game of Thrones character?

I’ll have to skip this one, sorry! I’ve never watched Game of Thrones, nor do I plan to at the moment.

What is your favourite classic?

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I loved Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery! Anne is spunky and relatable, and I believe that anyone could find at least a tiny something they’d like about this book.

Other than reading, what hobbies do you have?

  • Studying (lol😝)
  • Blogging (obviously😏)
  • Listening to music
  • Dancing
  • Hanging out with family and friends
  • Using social media

I’m sure there are way more, as these are only some of the things I love to do.

How do you organize your bookshelves?

I’ve said this before, but instead of a bookshelf, I own a dollhouse, and that’s where I shelve all my books. I don’t have a picture right now, but in my middle and bottom right room, I mostly organize them by size and series/author, on the top, it’s by colour, and on the bottom left, it’s mostly by size as well.

What are your currently reading?

As I’m writing this, last night I read and completed  The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery. It was okay, I guess, but a little disappointing. I am currently about to start The Memory Book by Lara Avery, but again, I am scheduling this post in advance, so I’ve probably already finished by now😂.

Where did you last go on holiday/vacation?

Actually, I am basically on vacation as I’m writing this!✌️✌️ I am at my cottage, since for me it’s a long weekend, and my family just wanted to go up before the weather starts to get colder.

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My questions…

  1. How many physical books do you own?
  2. Under what circumstances would you DNF a book?
  3. What are your favourite and least favourite things about blogging?
  4. Tell me a teaser sentence from the book you’re currently reading!
  5. What device do you use to write your blog posts (computer, phone, etc.)?
  6. Tell me a little known fact about you that no other bloggers know.
  7. What song is stuck in your head right now? (if any)

I nominate….

  1. EMM Blogs
  2. Molly @ Mollyeyablog
  3. Coral @ Reading My Life Away
  4. Genevieve @ The Reading Shelf
  5. Rachael @ Reading Rachael

As I always say, you don’t have to participate if you don’t want to, it’s ultimately up to you!👍I do really want to see your answers, though!

So tell me, what’s your favourite book series? Are you planning to check out Geek Girl? (Because you SHOULD😊!) Do you agree with any of my answers? Let me know in the comments below.

Au revoir!💜

ARC Review: The Movie Version

*I received a digital ARC of this book via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.*

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Title: The Movie Version

Author: Emma Wunsch

Genre & Age Group: Contemporary, realistic fiction, young adult

Goodreads Synopsis:

In the movie version of Amelia’s life, the roles have always been clear. Her older brother, Toby: definitely the Star. As popular with the stoners as he is with the cheerleaders, Toby is someone you’d pay ten bucks to watch sweep Battle of the Bands and build a “beach party” in the bathroom. As for Amelia? She’s Toby Anderson’s Younger Sister. She’s perfectly happy to watch Toby’s hijinks from the sidelines, when she’s not engrossed in one of her elaborately themed Netflix movie marathons.

But recently Toby’s been acting in a very non-movie-version way. He’s stopped hanging out with his horde of friends and started obsessively journaling and disappearing for days at a time. Amelia doesn’t know what’s happened to her awesome older brother, or who this strange actor is that’s taken his place. And there’s someone else pulling at her attention: a smart, cute new boyfriend who wants to know the real Amelia—not Toby’s Sidekick. Amelia feels adrift without her star, but to best help Toby—and herself—it might be time to cast a new role: Amelia Anderson, leading lady.

Source: Thanks so much to ABRAMS Kids for providing me with an e-ARC via Netgalley!

How I Found Out About It: Netgalley

Review:

This was a really sweet and enjoyable read, and very memorable as well! It really isn’t the lightest of reads, but it’s still a great book with lots (and LOTS) of things to be enjoyed.

To sum up, The Movie Version is about a teenage girl named Amelia, who has a big, loving family. (And as you may be able to guess, she’s a bit of a movie buff, too, who often compares her life to what she sees in movies.) She has a cool, adventurous older brother named Toby with whom she is very close, and two adorable twin younger brothers named Sam and David. From the outside, they really seem like the perfect family- that is, until Toby starts acting, well, let’s say unlike himself. He used to have bundles of friends, until it seemed like he had withdrawn himself and became a completely different person. Everyone notices a big change in him, and thus he’s taken to the hospital to get checked out. The result? You’ll have to read the book to find out, because I don’t want to spoil it! All you need to know is that his diagnosis makes Amelia feel very distant. She’s used to having Toby be the leader, but now, for the first time ever, she may have to switch sides for once.

I really enjoyed the premise of this story. I’m used to most (around maybe 80%) YA contemporary novels being just about the romance and/or friendship, and the protagonist’s family not having much presence in the plot. In this story, however, it’s the other way around! There is still romance between Amelia and a guy named Epstein (yes, Epstein!), but it’s more of a side plot. It’s the family part that takes up most of the book. Many teenagers aren’t very close with their families, and they’re often in a phase where they want nothing to do with them. It’s different in this story, though, because it mostly centres around the family aspect. I personally love books with more of a family vibe! I know I love my family a lot, which is more than many people my age, and these types of books show teenagers how much they should appreciate their family, because you won’t have them forever.

The characters in this book were amazing and definitely relatable! I really liked Amelia. I could really feel for her when Toby was going through all his struggles, and I found her to be so strong! Yeah, yeah, I know how often I say this, but really, Amelia was just so brave and accepting of her brother’s condition, and even though she often tried to get her mind off it, when reality eventually came flying back at her, she was the first to accept what was going on. I also thought that she was a very realistic portrayal of a modern teenager, and that all of her actions in the book were completely normal for somebody of her age. The author really seems to know what’s up in the teenage world, that’s for sure!

Toby, on the other hand, wasn’t an amazing role model, but don’t get panicked, since that’s partly because of the disease he had. Before he acquired the disease, he was an outgoing, brave guy with lots on his mind and tons of realistic life goals. I really felt bad for him upon diagnosis because before it happened, he had absolutely nothing to lose, but now some of his dreams were taken away from him, which is quite sad!

I’d recommend this book to anyone wanting a nice character-driven story involving more family than usual, especially for fans of I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson and The Time Capsule by Lurlene McDaniel. I know you will fall head over heels for this book when it gets released on October 11th, 2016!

Rating: 4.25/5 Stars!

Delirium Review

About the book:

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Title: Delirium

Author: Lauren Oliver

Genre & Age Group: Science fiction, dystopia, romance, young adult

Goodreads Synopsis:

Before scientists found the cure, people thought love was a good thing.

They didn’t understand that once love — the deliria — blooms in your blood, there is no escaping its hold. Things are different now. Scientists are able to eradicate love, and the government demands that all citizens receive the cure upon turning eighteen. Lena Holoway has always looked forward to the day when she’ll be cured. A life without love is a life without pain: safe, measured, predictable, and happy.

But with ninety-five days left until her treatment, Lena does the unthinkable: She falls in love.

Source: Public library

How I Found Out About It: Goodreads

Review:

The first time I read the synopsis of Delirium, I became super eager to pick it up. The concept was just so intriguing, and it really made me wonder, what would our world look like if love was forbidden?

I think Lauren Oliver delivered this concept super well, and it had everything I was looking for in a good sci-fi! This book had great characters, had me sitting at the edge of my seat, and did I mention the world’s most amazing plot?!😱I know that after reading this one, I am exuberant to read the rest of the series, and all of Oliver’s other YA books.

For a summary, Delirium centres around 17-year old Lena, who is due to get the ‘cure’ on her 18th birthday, which is coming up soon. In her society, love is considered forbidden, and it is a delirium that needs to be fixed in everyone by the time they turn 18. Lena is excited to be cured, that is, until she unexpectedly falls in love, right before her scheduled procedure. Will Lena be able to hide, or will she have to risk her life to feel the way she wants?

Lena could get a bit frustrating and annoying at times, but nevertheless, she was still a character I really liked, and I found a very strong female lead in her. Even though it was severely against the law to fall in love, she still did, and with a passion, too. Yes, she did understand that she was just about to get cured. Yes, she did understand the risks of falling in love. But did that stop her from doing so? NO!! I love characters like this who are easily able to take risks and stand up for their rights, and Lena is absolutely no exception in my book😊.

Next, I’d like to talk about the boy Lena fell in love with, Alex. I also thought he was really strong, and that he was such a good guy, too. I was so surprised about how easily he was able to resist not being allowed to fall in love, and I absolutely loved his passion for Lena as well. They were honestly a great couple, and I look forward to reading more about the two in the next books.

All in all, this was a really interesting, captivating book about a society where falling in love isn’t allowed, and I enjoyed it so much! It had some of the best, strongest, and bravest characters I’ve ever read about. I’d recommend it to any teen looking for a sci-fi delivering just plain awesomeness, because that’s what is found in this book, plus EVEN MORE. I am now in dire need of reading the rest of the series! This was my first Oliver novel, and I think it’s pretty safe to say that it did NOT disappoint.

Rating: 4.25/5 Stars

ARC Review: The Romantics

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Title: The Romantics

Author: Leah Konen

Genre & Age Group: Contemporary, romance, young adult

Goodreads Synopsis:

Perfect for fans of Lauren Myracle and Rainbow Rowell, The Romantics will charm readers of all ages. Gael Brennan is about to have his heart broken when his first big relationship crumbles on the heels of his parents’ painful separation. Love intervenes with the intention of setting things right—but she doesn’t anticipate the intrusion of her dreaded nemesis: the Rebound. Love’s plans for Gael are sidetracked by Cara, Gael’s hot-sauce-wielding “dream girl.” The more Love meddles, the further Gael drifts from the one girl who can help him mend his heart. Soon Love starts breaking all her own rules—and in order to set Gael’s fate back on course, she has to make some tough decisions about what it means to truly care.

Source: Thank you so much to ABRAMS Kids (Amulet Books) for providing me with an e-ARC via Netgalley!

How I Found Out About It: Netgalley

Review:

What an adorable and unique romance read! I really enjoyed this one, as all of its voices really rung true and it was unlike anything I’ve ever read.

First, I really want to point out this book’s unique point-of-view. It is not third-person, nor is it narrated by its protagonist. It’s not dual-POV, either. Stumped? Well, the narrator is the emotion of love itself! Isn’t that cool? I felt like it was explained very well in the book how love comes mostly to those who wait, and for those people who are the least expected. It makes the feeling of love feel like a person with lots of power, like a monarch, which I don’t think many people have thought of before! I would like to applaud the author for her talent in this area of the book!

Now for the synopsis! Basically, the book focuses on a teenage boy named Gael, who is in quite a sticky love situation. His girlfriend has just broken up with him and she then starts to date his best friend, and then Gael experiences The Rebound, which means that he still misses his ex-girlfriend and isn’t over her yet, even though he may be starting to see other people like a girl named Cara, whom he is not really sure about his feelings for. Will Love have to cross some boundaries to make Gael’s love life work again? (Sorry if my explanation is a little bit weak, it is just kind of hard to summarize this book!)

I really enjoyed reading about the characters in this book; as they were very relatable and just seemingly agreeable people. Gael seemed to be an intelligent and loyal friend, and I really rooted for him throughout the story. He seemed to care a lot about others’ feelings, and even though he always knew what he wanted and wasn’t afraid to go for it, he still considered how others would feel if he followed through with his plans. He also had the most adorable little sister, Piper! She wasn’t really a big part of the story, but she was still really sweet, cute and fun to read about. Cara was also a very nice girl who really cared about Gael and his feelings. Even though she had just broken up with another guy and wanted to wait for at least a month before potentially dating Gael, I felt like she was a wonderful person, and would be if I met her in real life. Good things are worth waiting for, right?

Overall, I found this to be a really good, coming-of-age novel covering everything from family ties and friendships to romance, all from a unique perspective. I’d recommend this to anyone looking for a lighthearted, memorable young adult romance read, because you will love this when it releases on October 1st!

Rating: 4/5 Stars!

*I received a digital ARC of this book via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.*

Top Ten Thursday #20

Hi everyone!👋

I’m really sorry I didn’t post last week’s Top Ten Thursday, I was just so busy!

Any who, today I will be listing a few books that I’d like to see being made into movies and/or TV shows. So let’s get on with it, shall we?😎

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Having just finished the second book of this series (well, as I’m writing this), I’ve been thinking to myself how awesome it would be if the Shatter Me series was turned into movies or a TV show. I’d watch it for sure!

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I think anyone who has read this book would agree that it would make an awesome movie…😍

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I’ve said this before, but I’m going to say it again, because why not😏? The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer would make a great TV show!

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Even though I heard that this will be becoming a movie (YASSSSSS❤️!), I wanted to include it anyway. I’m SO EXCITED!!!

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I am so curious as to how Matched would look on screen… I’m guessing pretty awesome.✌️

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I think the captivating drama in Tiny Pretty Things would look awesome in a movie!

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This, as well as anything else by Rainbow Rowell, would make for a great (and romantic) movie!

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It would be sooooooo cool if this were a movie!! Even though I haven’t read the other books in the series (so intimidating!), I would definitely do so if I found out that a Gone movie was releasing.

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I’ll Give You the Sun is definitely one I’d like to see if it was on the big screen! It would be a movie like no other❤️.

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Last but certainly not least, the amazing story of Blindsided as a blockbuster film would definitely not disappoint! I’d totally see it the day it releases!

So that’s it for this post, I hope you enjoyed!👍

So tell me, have you read any of these books? Opinions? Which other books would you like to see on the big screen or TV someday? Tell me in the comments below.

Au revoir!💜

 

ARC Review: Kids of Appetite

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Title: Kids of Appetite

Author: David Arnold

Genre & Age Group: Contemporary, romance, young adult

Goodreads Synopsis:

Victor Benucci and Madeline Falco have a story to tell.
It begins with the death of Vic’s father.
It ends with the murder of Mad’s uncle.
The Hackensack Police Department would very much like to hear it.
But in order to tell their story, Vic and Mad must focus on all the chapters in between.

This is a story about:

1. A coded mission to scatter ashes across New Jersey.
2. The momentous nature of the Palisades in winter.
3. One dormant submarine.
4. Two songs about flowers.
5. Being cool in the traditional sense.
6. Sunsets & ice cream & orchards & graveyards.
7. Simultaneous extreme opposites.
8. A narrow escape from a war-torn country.
9. A story collector.
10. How to listen to someone who does not talk.
11. Falling in love with a painting.
12. Falling in love with a song.
13. Falling in love.

Source: Thanks so much to Indigo Headquarters for providing me with this ARC for free. You guys are the best, and I love volunteering with you!💞

How I Found Out About It: Blogging/Goodreads

Review:

Kids of Appetite was a unique, coming-of-age story about letting go and moving on from what you’ve lost, and I really enjoyed it.

I’d heard quite a bit about this book from other bloggers who can’t wait for it to be released, so I guess I could say I was sucked into all that hype!

First, I’d like to mention that THIS IS MY FIRST PHYSICAL ARC, GUYS!🎉🎉I’ve been loving receiving digital ARCs from Netgalley, but physical ones are just so much better.

For a summary, this book is about two teens named Mad and Vic, who have both recently lost somebody very close to them. Mad’s uncle was murdered, leaving a hole in her heart, and Vic’s dad passed away due to cancer, and he just can’t get over the fact that he’s gone. As Mad starts to investigate her uncle’s murder and Vic attempts to let go of his dad’s ashes, the two bond and go on a great adventure together. Together, they know they can get through their grief.

I really liked the characters of this book. Despite their traumas, I felt that they were very strong and that their losses didn’t take away from them wanting to reach their goals, which I definitely admire.

Unfortunately, trying to remember this book a few days after finishing it, nothing much really stuck out to me about Mad and Vic as individuals. As I said before, I did really like them, but in my opinion, they just weren’t the most memorable characters.

Overall, this story was quite a good one, and I really enjoyed the ‘voyage’ around New Jersey that Mad and Vic went on to release and let go. I found that the romance was pretty cute, too.😊

I’d recommend Kids of Appetite to any teens wanting a coming-of-age story with a great writing style and an adorable romance, because it’s all lovingly packed into these 352 pages. This book enters bookstores and libraries today, so be sure to grab your copy!

Rating: 3.5/5 Stars

 

Sunshine Blogger Award 2.0

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Hi everyone!😊

I know I’ve already done this, but I’ve been tagged again by Emma @ It’s A Reader’s Life. Thanks so much, Emma!❤️Be sure to check out her awesome blog!

Here are the rules:

  • Thank the person who nominated you in a blog post and link back to their blog.

  • Answer the eleven questions sent by the person who nominated you

  • Nominate eleven five new blogs to receive the award and write them eleven new questions

  • List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo in your post and/or your blog

Without further ado, les questions!

  1. Why did you start a book blog?

I’ve said this in a few other posts, but I wanted to share my love of books with the world, and I also wanted to express myself through writing, since I don’t write fiction. I’d been contemplating creating a blog for a while before I made it, but I didn’t have a topic I was passionate enough about. I then started to read a ton, and then I was inspired to start blogging about it!

2. Which country do you want to visit the most and why?

A year ago I would’ve said France, but because of the terrorism that’s been happening there lately, I’m going to save that for later. So besides France, I really want to visit Italy. It just looks gorgeous, and I really want to ride a gondola!

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(Picture from Google, I give credit to the photographer)

3. What is your favourite weather to read in?

As if I ever read outside…. I guess sunny and mild. But I usually read inside, during any type of weather.😆

4. What is your favourite food?

I LOVE fried chicken wings! Even though they aren’t the healthiest of foods, I could probably eat them every day.

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(Picture from Google, I give credit to the photographer)

5. What is your biggest blogging accomplishment?

Hmm, this is a tricky one…. I just have so many! Maybe my first ARC review (even though it isn’t the most amazing review I’ve written), or my first blogging award? Basically any first, I guess.😄

6. What is your favourite book series?

The Selection series by Kiera Cass all the way! I know that these books are guilty pleasures for some people, but I really, truly love them!❤️

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7. If you were stranded on a desert island, what one thing would you take with you?

Haha, I’m going with the most logical answer, which is water.😂😂

8. What is your favourite book genre?

Young adult contemporary is awesome, and I just love being able to personally relate to a story.😊

9. Do you have any guilty pleasures? 

I’m not sure, I gotta think about this one. I guess I’ll skip it for now, sorry!

10. What is your favourite childhood book?

Ugh, I have so many! But notably, I really loved Junie B. Jones, Katie Kazoo, The Babysitters Club, and pretty much any picture book I could get my hands on.❤️

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11. If you could be any character from a book, who would you be and why?

I feel like I’d benefit from being Katniss Everdeen from The Hunger Games for a day. Not that I’d want to fight in the Games, but I just want to know how it feels to be someone as strong and awesome as her.

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My questions:

  1. If your region is currently in spring, what are you doing this summer? Or if not, what did you do this past summer?
  2. How many physical books do you own?
  3. Under what circumstances would you DNF a book?
  4. What was the last movie you saw in theatres? Did you enjoy it?
  5. Do you play video games? If so, what console do you have?
  6. What are your favourite and least favourite things about blogging?
  7. Tell me a teaser sentence from the book you’re currently reading!
  8. What device do you use to write your blog posts (computer, phone, etc.)?
  9. Tell me a little known fact about you that no other bloggers know.
  10. If you could travel anywhere in the world right this instant, where would you go, and why?
  11. What song is stuck in your head right now? (if any)

I tag…

  1. M @ A Blog of One’s Own
  2. Dylanthereader
  3. Megan @ bookslayer Reads
  4. Cheeky Booky
  5. Sam @ onebookishgirl

As I say in all my tags, it’s a-ok if you don’t feel like doing it.👍But I still really want to see your answers!

Au revoir!💜

ARC Review: The Unforgettables

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Title: The Unforgettables

Author: G.L. Tomas

Genre & Age Group: Contemporary, romance, young adult

Goodreads Synopsis:

Neighbors and best friends Paul and Felicia hoped they’d be friends forever. But as they change, so does their friendship.

She shouldn’t have kissed her…He shouldn’t have liked it.

Starting school changed everything. …

Source: Thanks so much to Rebellious Valkyrie/Patchwork Press for providing me with an e-ARC of this book via Netgalley!

How I Found Out About It: Netgalley

Review:

May I just say that The Unforgettables is, um… unforgettable?

This was such a cute contemporary romance book, which focuses on so many things teens tend to struggle with, such as academic and friendship troubles. I’m sure any teenager will be able to find something they identify with in this book.

To sum up, this book basically follows the dual-POVs of teens Paul and Felicia, who are neighbours. When Paul moves in to the area, Felicia becomes really keen of him, and they become friends. But everything takes off when they kiss, and drama starts to rise between them. Even despite new relationships due to school starting as well as other factors, will they be able to find their way back to each other?

I personally think that it’s best to go into the story blind, but I still wanted to give you the synopsis above, so you’re able to get more of a ‘feel’ of what the book’s about.

When I found this book on Netgalley, it was so hard to resist that adorable cover! Though I have never taken a huge interest in superheroes and comics, it did make me able to tell that the book would be so cute, with a great bond between the two protagonists. And I was mostly right!

My favourite character in the book was definitely Felicia. She was going through so much during the story, but she was still able to put on a huge smile, while being really nice and understanding. I think she deserved much, much more, though, as she was just the kindest!

Paul, though…. I personally didn’t get such a good vibe out of him. He was pretty two-faced, and he just wasn’t the world’s most agreeable guy. I get that he had to move to a brand new area for senior year (right before he was about to leave for college), and I would definitely be bummed if I were him. But some of the decisions he made during the story were just not okay, and I found myself constantly wanting to shake my head at him during these parts.

Even though I wasn’t such a big fan of Paul, I still think that he and Felicia had a good relationship, setting the fact about his decisions aside (UGH!). I have to admit, I didn’t really ship it at the beginning of the story, but as the two got to know each other better, I found myself growing much fonder of their relationship.

I really enjoyed the ending, and I don’t know about you, but I sure am picky about my book endings! Everything was wrapped up really well, and I liked how things ended up turning out. Admittedly, it almost made me cry😫!

Overall, if you are a teen looking for a semi-light high school romance read, and don’t mind a book with dual perspectives, then this is the one for you! It’s unforgettable, just as the title deems!😊

Rating: 3.75/5 Stars

*I received a digital ARC of this book via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.*