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I'm a 24 year old book reviewer I review mostly contemporary Fantasy and Thrillers  and I have a  lot  of  fictional  boyfriends 

Reading progress update: I've read 224 out of 224 pages.

Sheets - Brenna Thummler

So cute

 

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Book Review : The poet x Elizabeth agevedo

the poet x  - elizabeth agevedo

Jan 4-12

A young girl in Harlem discovers slam poetry as a way to understand her mother’s religion and her own relationship to the world. Debut novel of renowned slam poet Elizabeth Acevedo.

Xiomara Batista feels unheard and unable to hide in her Harlem neighborhood. Ever since her body grew into curves, she has learned to let her fists and her fierceness do the talking.

But Xiomara has plenty she wants to say, and she pours all her frustration and passion onto the pages of a leather notebook, reciting the words to herself like prayers—especially after she catches feelings for a boy in her bio class named Aman, who her family can never know about. With Mami’s determination to force her daughter to obey the laws of the church, Xiomara understands that her thoughts are best kept to herself.

So when she is invited to join her school’s slam poetry club, she doesn’t know how she could ever attend without her mami finding out, much less speak her words out loud. But still, she can’t stop thinking about performing her poems.

Because in the face of a world that may not want to hear her, Xiomara refuses to be silent


Review : I loved this book I highly reccomend the audiobook . Xiomara is a teenager who is going through a lot her body has changed a lot her mother has all these religious views and xiomara doesn't know what she believes anymore she meets this guy who she really likes but shit goes real when her mom finds out . this book is told in verse and I love verse books and the audiobook is read by the author and it was a beautifully written book . Xiomara finds out her twin brother is gay . Xiomara joins the poetry club where she gets to let out her emotions . after a big blow up with her family Xiomara calls the guy again and they start talking again . And she has her family priest help with her family to help them all talk this out . Xiomara finally performs her poem at the slam event . I believe everyone she read this book .

Quotes :And I think about all the things we could be 
if we were told our bodies were not built for them


When your body takes up more room than your voice you are always the target of well-aimed rumors,

“And isn't that what a poem is? A lantern glowing in the dark.

 

 

Reading progress update: I've read 163 out of 391 pages.

Emergency Contact - Mary Choi

Really enjoying this book

Reading progress update: I've read 357 out of 357 pages.

the poet x  - elizabeth agevedo

Beautiful 

the poet x  - elizabeth agevedo
And I think about all the things we could be
if we were told our bodies were not built for them

Dammit!

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When your body takes up more room than your voice you are always the target of well-aimed rumors,

Reading progress update: I've read 15 out of 320 pages.

Greatest Love Story Ever Told, The - Megan Mullally, Nick Offerman

 

 

I love them 

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Book Review : Snow in love

Snow in love - Melissa  de la Cruz

 Dec 7-10

What's better than one deliciously cozy, swoon-worthy holiday story? Four of them, from some of today's bestselling authors.

From KASIE WEST, a snowy road trip takes an unexpected detour when secrets and crushes are revealed.

From AIMEE FRIEDMAN, a Hanukkah miracle may just happen when a Jewish girl working as a department store elf finds love.

From MELISSA DE LA CRUZ, Christmas Eve gets a plot twist when a high school couple exchange surprising presents.

From NIC STONE, a scavenger hunt amid the holiday crowds at an airport turns totally romantic.

So grab a mug of hot cocoa, snuggle up, and get ready to fall in love... 


Review :first story 5/5
Second story 4/5
Third 3/5
Fourth 5/5

Such a cute collection my favorites were the first and last story the third was my least favorite. The first story was so cute it kinda involved a roadtrip and secret santa . The second study was about this girl who got thos job as a elf and she liked this guy but he turned out to be a dick and she ended up liking the guy she worked with it was cute . The third story was just not good it's about this couple in high school and the ended up selling there most expensive items to get each other Christmas gifts. The last story was a female female romance and it was so cute so these two girls who are going on vacation with each other who haven't seen each other in years so they do kinda a treasure hunt it was adorable.

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Book Review : The wife between us Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen

The Wife Between Us - Greer Hendricks, Sarah Pekkanen

November 16- December 30

When you read this book, you will make many assumptions.
You will assume you are reading about a jealous ex-wife.
You will assume she is obsessed with her replacement – a beautiful, younger woman who is about to marry the man they both love.
You will assume you know the anatomy of this tangled love triangle.
Assume nothing.

Twisted and deliciously chilling, Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen's The Wife Between Us exposes the secret complexities of an enviable marriage - and the dangerous truths we ignore in the name of love.

Read between the lies.


Review : This book was a mind fuck so this is told in two POV Nellie and vanessa Nellie is getting married to richard who seems like the perfect guy and vanessa is the ex wife of richard and Nellie is getting weird phone calls and she's excited to be married to richard to start a life with him . I didn't like richard from the moment we met him I knew there was something sketchy about him and he was a controlling asshole he doesn't want Nellie to work why WTF . Vanessa is upset richard is getting married but not for the reasons you think cause Nellie and Vanessa they are the same person it's told in the past and present and Vanessa wants to stop Richard from getting married cause he's a abusive piece of shit who lies and spins truths so she came up with a plan to get Richard to leave her and he did but then she felt bad for the girl Emma so she plans to stop it so she gets in contact with Emma and first she doesn't believe her but then she looks into it and does believe Vanessa . Vanessa shows up to meet up with Richard and Emma to stop this once and for all she confronts him and he tries to hurt her . See when Richard was a teenager he was in the car crash with his parents and that messed him up but that is still no excuse to be a abusive piece of shit Richard goes to a mental heath place to get some help and his sister is going to watch over him. So it turns out Emma also had a plan to so when Vanessa was in college she was dating her professor who turned out to be married and she didn't know he was married and Emma was his daughter this book was so good so many twists .

Quotes :
I’m not afraid of storms, for I’m learning how to sail my ship.’ Well, I’ve never feared bad weather, either.

For years, I have allowed fear to dominate me. But as I sit in the cab, I realize another emotion is rising to the surface: anger. It felt cathartic to unleash my rage at Richard after absorbing his for so long.

least favorite books of 2018

Escape Journey  vol 1 - Tanaka Ogeretsu Adventure Time Vol. 1 - Branden Lamb, Shelli Paroline, Ryan North

favorite books of 2018 part 3

Checkmate this is effortless  - Kennedy Fox A Quiet Kind of Thunder - Sara Barnard A Court of Frost and Starlight - Sarah J. Maas Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince - J.K. Rowling, Mary GrandPré Girl Made of Stars - Ashley Herring Blake The Wife Between Us - Greer Hendricks, Sarah Pekkanen Jar of Hearts - Jennifer Hillier

Favorite books of 2018 part 2

Dear Aaron - Mariana Zapata Wotakoi: Love is Hard for Otaku 1 - Maki Fujita Shacking Up - Helena Hunting Final Girls - Riley Sager Chasing him - Kennedy Fox The Prince and the Dressmaker - Jen Wang The King of Bourbon Street - Thea de Salle Far from the Tree - Robin Benway One of Us Is Lying - Karen  M. McManus Keeping him  - Kennedy Fox

Lots of awesome  books 

Reading progress update: I've read 352 out of 352 pages.

The Wife Between Us - Greer Hendricks, Sarah Pekkanen

Wow wow wow what the hell did I just read  this book was a mindfuck

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Book Review : Snow and mistletoe Alexia Riley

Snow and Mistletoe - Alexa Riley

Dec 19-19

Noelle's voice has captivated Alex, and she's become his greatest obsession. Since he hired her to read audiobooks, listening to her is the only thing that makes his lonely world bearable. Thank God she's never seen him. His scars would only scare her away. 

Alex has starred in every fantasy Noelle's had since she first heard his voice over the phone, and reading erotica samples to him only fuels her desire. Listening to him on the other end of the phone is the best part of her day, and she's willing to do anything to please him. 

On Christmas Eve a storm comes through, sending Noelle in search of her reclusive boss. Once she's at his cabin with no place to go, there's only one way to keep warm. 



Review : This was a cute and sexy story Noelle is a audiobook narrator and she works for alex who she has a thing for but she's never met him and on a storm one night she can't get the file to send so she goes to his house . Alex has a thing for Noelle but he won't ever act on it cause when he lived in New York there was a accident so he has some scaring on his face . So Noelle gets to his house and it's awkward until they have to sleep in the same bed when the power goes out they end up having sex the next morning it was a cute Christmas story .

Quotes :
“I’ll make you so fucking happy, Noelle. I know you’re perfect for me. I’ve listened to you talk for hours on end. You’re it for me. I know it to my core, and I’ll spend every day showing you that I’m it for you. That we belong together.

After all the romance novels I’ve read, I seem to have found my own sweet, brooding, scared hero. I want to keep him, and I want him to want to keep me, too.”

 

 

 

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