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Goodreads Challenge 2k19

Would you believe that I read over 130 books last year. I’m feeling really good about myself this year! I’m not really sure about how many books I’m pledging but I know that it needs to be more than my #2k18

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Harry Potter & The Cursed Child | JK Rowling

“In every shining moment of happiness is that drop of poison: the knowledge that pain will come again. Be honest to those you love, show your pain. To suffer is as human as to breathe.” 

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Goodreads Challenge 2k18

Ok, so after the brilliant success of my 2k17 Challenge<. I’m feeling really good about myself this year! I’m not really sure about how many books I’m pledging but I know that it needs to be more than my #2k17

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Goodreads 2k17 | DONE! & Advice

Ok! So this post is mostly me bragging about how awesome I am. BUT….if you want to earn those bragging rights, then I suggest you read this because I’m going to tell you how to become QUEEN and do that! Continue reading Goodreads 2k17 | DONE! & Advice

Us | David Nicholls

“Light travels differently in a room that contains another person; it reflects and refracts so that even when she was silent or sleeping I knew that she was there.” 

Breakdown:

  • Book: Us
  • Series: –
  • Author: David Nicholls

Synopsis:

Douglas Petersen may be mild-mannered, but behind his reserve lies a sense of humor that, against all odds, seduces beautiful Connie into a second date and eventually into marriage. Now, almost three decades after their relationship first blossomed in London, they live more or less happily in the suburbs with their moody seventeen-year-old son, Albie; then Connie tells him she thinks she wants a divorce. Continue reading Us | David Nicholls

Donating My Books

Hello you wonderful person, you.

Remember my last post about Stress-Book Buying. Well if you do, then you should already be expecting this. In that post, I decided that I will be donating a few books from my TBR shelf. To know how I reached this heart breaking decision, click here. Continue reading Donating My Books

Stress-Book Buy

Hey Bookworms!

Just sharing my thoughts here. 😀

Ever since I organized my book shelves into two groups: the Read Pile and the To Be Read Pile. I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about my TBR list. Earlier this year, I made a pledge about reading every single book that I had LEFT unread. Whether I was going to enjoy them or not. OR NOT. Continue reading Stress-Book Buy

The Hearts ♥ We Sold | Emily Lloyd-Jones

“She became her own knight; she collected those broken promises and whispered apologies and fashioned them into armor” 

Breakdown:

Synopsis:

When Dee Moreno makes a deal with a demon—her heart in exchange for an escape from a disastrous home life—she finds the trade may have been more than she bargained for. And becoming “heartless” is only the beginning. What lies ahead is a nightmare far bigger, far more monstrous than anything she could have ever imagined.

With reality turned on its head, Dee has only a group of other deal-making teens to keep her grounded, including the charming but secretive James Lancer. And as something grows between them amid an otherworldy ordeal, Dee begins to wonder: Can she give someone her heart when it’s no longer hers to give?

Review:

So I got this book from the August 2017 Something Wicked This Way Comes Owlcrate book box. Annnd it was…. meh.

Before I delve into my review. I’d like to first point out that I’m loving this special, limited edition cover of the book. It’s an exclusive from owlcrate along with the authors signature (which I used as my personal bookmark). As well as, a special letter from the author. Moving on.

It wasn’t bad per se, but it wasn’t great either. I’m going through this trend lately where I don’t read the summary of the book so I can give myself the best possible reading experience.  I think it worked pretty well for this one. Namely because I feel like the ‘summary’  didn’t serve it well. Maybe to it’s advantage.

Unlike what the back of the book said, there was more to the story than just romance. There was a girl struggling through her abusive parents, uncaring family and lack of any certain future she might have. There was a girl who had to learn to trust, conquer her fear and fight through her upcoming battles. There was so much potential with the way the story was going.

So why did I give it a three? A generous three star rating if I might add. Simply because the characters were a little two dimensional.  The story and the writing was fairly easy to follow and the words just flowed through my eyes. However, I did not get attached to any of the characters at all. When *certain deaths happened, I didn’t so much as blink. The story could’ve been fleshed out a little more to include some background on the Daemon perhaps. Or maybe the abusive parents. A little back story and some action here and there. Finally, more people should’ve been held accountable for their actions, ehm, Cora. I’m looking at you.

Anyway, I recommend this book to a fairly younger age group. Perhaps the 12 to 18 young teens out there. If you’re looking for some out of this world action, then this is the book for you. To check out my thoughts on the second book that came with this box, Click >here<.

Wow, this entire post is bi-polar.

To check the accompanying book: Sleepy Hollow and Other Stories

 

Final Rating:

☆☆

“This was how normal people survived their own fairy tales. 
They became their own kind of monster.” 

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What did you think of this book, have you read anything similar to it? Or do you have any recommendations for me to try? Lets chat, don’t worry, I don’t bite. ^^

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