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I'm a 23 year old book reviewer I review mostly contemporary and paranormal,  I  have a  lot  of  fictional  boyfriends 

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The Upside of Unrequited - Becky Albertalli
Execpt - oh god- what if the machine announces it
CONDOMS! TWELVE ninety nine ! Please place your GIANT box of condoms in the bag . oh but your VALUE pack of condoms is too big for our sensors . Please wait, and someone will assist you shortly .
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The Upside of Unrequited - Becky Albertalli
I'm just letting him know - she start typing that Olivia would be happy to get waxed if he's willing to wax his tiny , microscopic little peen at the same time ....
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Things I'm Seeing Without You - Peter Bognanni
I want you to take your picture and send it to me
Its a little dark
Turn on a light , genius
Should I send it to you now
I'm going to hang up , I said , and then you're going to send it to me . But there's one last thing .
What ?
I want you to be naked in the picture .
More silence
Its only fair . I think you know that .
I didn't wait for a response . I just ended the call. And I fully expected that he would call right back and try to argue his way out of it . But he didn't do that . And as time passed at this rate about an hour per second, I wondered maybe if it was better if he didn't do it
It would give me a chance to break contact , to prove that he never really wanted to be on even ground with me .
What does a true liar do , after all , when you ask him to stand naked .
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Things I'm Seeing Without You - Peter Bognanni
You can't just run away from your grief . you have to deal with it head on . no matter how difficult and strange it is . we both took a drink of coffee. There are no shortcuts she said . you have to do the hard stuff before it gets any easier.
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4 Stars
Book review : YOU Caroline Kepnes
You: A Novel - Caroline Kepnes

September 29- October 11

        When a beautiful, aspiring writer strides into the East Village bookstore where Joe Goldberg works, he does what anyone would do: he Googles the name on her credit card. There is only one Guinevere Beck in New York City. She has a public Facebook account and Tweets incessantly, telling Joe everything he needs to know: she is simply Beck to her friends, she went to Brown University, she lives on Bank Street, and she’ll be at a bar in Brooklyn tonight—the perfect place for a “chance” meeting. As Joe invisibly and obsessively takes control of Beck’s life, he orchestrates a series of events to ensure Beck finds herself in his waiting arms. Moving from stalker to boyfriend, Joe transforms himself into Beck’s perfect man, all while quietly removing the obstacles that stand in their way—even if it means murder. This book was all kinds of fucked up but I really enjoyed it . 

Review :This book is about Joe who becomes obsessed with a girl who came into the bookstore he works at he ends up stalking her and ends up taking the guy she's fucking hostage and eventually kills him . Beck and Joe are both terrible people Beck is very fake and her friend peach is totally obsessed with her . Joe and Beck end up dating and what I think is more creepy about this book it's not saying Beck it says YOU . Joe realizes peach is in his way and tries to kill her also and eventually does . Beck pulls away from Joe and Joe ends up seeing someone else but he's still obsessed with Beck but they end up getting back together but she finds out about everything all the creepy stuff of her's he was storing and he keeps her hostage in the bookstore in the basement and he ends up killing her this book was so fucked up .

       

Quotes : The problem with books is that they end. They seduce you. They spread their legs to you and pull you inside. And you go deep and leave your possessions and your ties to the world at the door and you like it inside and you don't want for your possessions or your ties and then, the book evaporates.”

 

Reading progress update: I've read 161 out of 528 pages.
The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue - Mackenzi Lee

September wrap up
Paper Princess: A Novel (The Royals) - Erin Watt Lingus - Mariana Zapata Siege and Storm - Leigh Bardugo

2 audio

2 ebooks

1 physical

40 books total read 

 

Favorite Lingus read this book its so funny 

 

Hope you all had a good reading month I plan to read a few thrillers in October 

Reading progress update: I've read 83 out of 422 pages.
You: A Novel - Caroline Kepnes

I'm enjoying this its creepy as Fuck though 

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5 Stars
Book review : Siege and storm Leigh bardugo
Siege and Storm - Leigh Bardugo

May 5- September 28

Darkness never dies. 

Hunted across the True Sea, haunted by the lives she took on the Fold, Alina must try to make a life with Mal in an unfamiliar land, all while keeping her identity as the Sun Summoner a secret. But she can't outrun her past or her destiny for long.

The Darkling has emerged from the Shadow Fold with a terrifying new power and a dangerous plan that will test the very boundaries of the natural world. With the help of a notorious privateer, Alina returns to the country she abandoned, determined to fight the forces gathering against Ravka. But as her power grows, Alina slips deeper into the Darkling's game of forbidden magic, and farther away from Mal. Somehow, she will have to choose between her country, her power, and the love she always thought would guide her--or risk losing everything to the oncoming storm.

Siege and Storm is the second book in The Grisha Trilogy by Leigh Bardugo. Book one, Shadow and Bone, is a New York Times bestseller, and book 3, Ruin and Rising, is an Amazon Best Book of the Year and a USA Today bestseller. This title has Common Core connections, and this deluxe paperback edition features bonus materials like an interview with Leigh Bardugo, a bonus short story, "The Tailor," and more. 

Review : I enjoyed the second book a lot Mal and Alina are on the run from the darkling but he finds them and are taken to a ship where we meet some interesting characters Toyla and Tamar and Stumhold who is one of my favorite characters of this series . Alina gets the second amplifier Stumhold helps Alina and Mal escape the darkling . Alina puts on the second amplifer Stumhold takes Alina and Mal to the palace and it turns out he's a prince who was using a disguise he's prince Nickoli and then Alina punches him . Alina is putting together a team to distroy the darkling and keep ravka safe . Alina keeps seeing the darkling and thinks she's loosing her mind . But the darkling is back and a lot of people die but she agrees to go with him and she tries to kill him but she almost dies but she doesn't I love this series and writing is very magical .
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Watch yourself, Nikolai,” Mal said softly. “Princes bleed just like other men.”
Nikolai plucked an invisible piece of dust from his sleeve. “Yes,” he said. “They just do it in better clothes.”

The less you say, the more weight your words will carry.”

“Of course not," said Sturmhond. "Anything worth doing always starts as a bad idea.”

I took a breath. “Your highness—”
“Nikolai,” he corrected. “But I’ve also been known to answer to ‘sweetheart’ or ‘handsome.

“I have loved you all my life, Mal," I whispered through my tears. "There is no end to our story.”

And there's no way I'm leaving you alone with Prince Perfect."
"So you don't trust me to resist his charms?"
"I don't even trust myself. I've never seen anyone work a crowd the way he does. I'm pretty sure the rocks and trees are getting ready to swear fealty to him.”

“You heard Prince Perfect," Mal said, and joined us at the table. Nikolai grinned. "I've had a lot of nicknames, but that one is easily the most accurate.

Mal snickered.
"What's so funny?"
"I just pictured the Darkling being cornered by a sweaty duchess trying to have her way with him.”

“Promise not to kick me again, and I'll promise not to kiss you again," he said.
"I only kicked you because you kissed me!

“Scars made good reminders.”

You just punched a prince, Alina. I guess we can add one more act of treason to our list.”
I shook out my sore hand. My knuckles smarted. “First of all, are we so sure he really is a prince? And second, you’re just jealous.”
“Of course I’m jealous. I thought I was going to get to punch him. That isn’t the point.

So what did Jes say?' I asked again, when my brain felt a bit less scrambled.
'He said I should take good care of you.'
'That's all?'
Mal cleared his throat. 'And . . . he said he would pray to the God of Work to heal your affliction.'
'My what?'
'I many have told him that you have a goiter.'
I stumbled. 'I beg your pardon?'
'Well, I had to explain why you were always clinging to that scarf.'
I dropped my hand. I'd been doing it again without even realizing.
'So you told him I had a goiter?' I whispered incredulously.
'I had to say something. And it makes you quite a tragic figure. Pretty girl, giant growth, you know.'
I punched him hard in the arm.
'Ow! Hey, in some countries, goiters are considered very fashionable.'
'Do they like eunuchs, too? Because I can arrange that.'
'So bloodthirsty!'
'My goiter makes me cranky

 

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5 Stars
Book review : Lingus Mariana Zapia
Lingus - Mariana Zapata

September 23-25

Most people would describe Katherine Berger as a responsible girl with a big heart, a loyal friend who takes care of those close to her, and the possessor of a wicked sense of humor. There was something about her that most people didn't know. "My name is Kat Berger, and I love porn." 

When twenty-five-year-old Kat is dragged to a porn convention by her best friend, she's both embarrassed and nervous. The last thing she ever expected was to meet someone who makes her laugh like no other. This is a story about acceptance and friendship, and a love born out of the most unexpected of places


Review : I loved this book it was so funny and cute Kat is dragged to a porn convention by her friend Nikki and there she meets Tristan and they get along right away and then she finds out he's a porn star . Even though he's a porn star they do become fast friends Kat is very attracted to him and nurses him back to health when he got sick . Her friend Nikki is to busy getting busy with Tristan's friend Callum who is also a porn star . Every time Tristan leaves to do a video Kat feels sad and sick cause she really likes him but he said he won't have a girlfriend while doing porn. Kat is going to a wedding with Zoey's brother and Tristan is a bit Jealous as Kat can tell. Tristan text Kat that he got fired from one of his jobs . Kat helps Tristan pick out a dog he names it yoda very cute . Tristan is quiting porn and Kat goes on a date and when Kat comes home Tristan is there telling her that he can't stop thinking about her and they kiss awww. Tristan invites Kat to go to his last porn convention and then they go back to hotel and have sexy time . Nikki and Callum get married and a few months later Tristan asked Kat and she said yes yay loved this book .

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I came face to chest with a very tall guy. I had to look up, and then farther up, up, and up to find the prettiest emerald eyes I'd ever seen looking right at me.

"Well, I'll be damned, she made Calum blush."

He was a porn star. He was a fucking porn star. Fuck my life.

Kat is Mack because she has a big front end and a big bumper." Josh motioned toward his non-existent pectoral muscles, where my breasts would be. "You're Anaconda because we all know that's what you have in your pants,"

so I opened up the one on the left first and froze. There were piles of extra-large and extra-extra-large condoms practically filling the entire drawer. Oh. My. Fuck.

He stopped at the foot of the bed, looking at me intently before a knowing, tired grin spread across his pale face. "You opened up the wrong drawer, didn't you?" I hated him.

"Kat?" "Yes?" He let out another yawn. "You're my favorite person in the world. Goodnight.

You really think I'm the hottest guy you've ever seen?"

and did my best to refrain from molesting his bubble butt when he bent over to retrieve the lasagna he made from the oven. "You were looking at my ass, weren't you?"

"You'll always be my favorite person in the world. Always."

 

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5 Stars
Book Review : paper princess erin watt
Paper Princess: A Novel (The Royals) - Erin Watt

September 14- 19

From strip clubs and truck stops to southern coast mansions and prep schools, one girl tries to stay true to herself.

These Royals will ruin you…

Ella Harper is a survivor—a pragmatic optimist. She’s spent her whole life moving from town to town with her flighty mother, struggling to make ends meet and believing that someday she’ll climb out of the gutter. After her mother’s death, Ella is truly alone. 

Until Callum Royal appears, plucking Ella out of poverty and tossing her into his posh mansion among his five sons who all hate her. Each Royal boy is more magnetic than the last, but none as captivating as Reed Royal, the boy who is determined to send her back to the slums she came from.

Reed doesn’t want her. He says she doesn’t belong with the Royals.

He might be right.

Wealth. Excess. Deception. It’s like nothing Ella has ever experienced, and if she’s going to survive her time in the Royal palace, she’ll need to learn to issue her own Royal decrees. 



Review : I really enjoyed this book it was a good book Ella has lost her mom and is stripping until a man comes to her saying he's her guardian . He brings her to his home to live with his sons and they all don't get along Reed thinks that Ella is sleeping with his dad and wants something out of this situation and she does she wants to graduate and go to college . Her and Easton start to get along a little bit and end up getting a bit drunk and kiss she really wants Reed but they are very cat and mouse . I really like Ella's relationship with her friend val they are good for each other . Ella wants a truce with all the royals peace in the house and Reed agrees . Ella goes out with this guy who is a fucking piece of garbage he drugs her and all the Royals stand up for her and the next day they get back at him it was awesome . Ella and Reed start to get hot and heavy at times Reed tells Ella he's bad for her but she doesn't care she wants him . Ella's birth father gives most of her money and company to her and his wife isn't to happy I feel bad Ella didn't get to know her dad but it seems he would of loved Ella and then something nuts happens Brooke who is the father's ex girlfriend is in Reed's room WHAT THE FUCK and Ella runs away .

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You may have lost your family, but you’re not alone anymore, Ella. You’re a Royal now.”

The Royal boys are not what I expected. They don’t look like rich pricks in preppy clothes. They look like terrifying thugs who can snap me like a twig.

“I’m not decent.” “Like I give a shit. You’ve got five seconds and then I’m coming in.”

So what happened? Bump your head on the dashboard when you were blowing your brother last night?” He laughs, then glances at the doorway behind me. “Hear that, Reed? Our new sister thinks I blew you last night.”

“Little sis, I can’t show you my goods. I’m so fine, just the sight of me would ruin you for all other men.”

Sawyer reaches out his hand, tucks a strand of red hair behind her ear and— Oh my God. That’s not Sawyer. My jaw falls open. The nasty burn on his hand, the one he got earlier this week when he’d bungled dinner, is gone. But it had been there yesterday—I remember seeing it. Which means the guy with Sawyer’s girlfriend isn’t Sawyer. It’s Sebastian.

Relax, little Royals. Play all the creepy sex games you want. My lips are sealed.”


My brother’s a good lay.” His eyes gleam. “But he’s not as good as me.”


Oh my God. Was that a laugh? Reed Royal laughs, folks. Someone call the Vatican because an honest-to-God miracle has occurred.”

I didn’t know Steve. He didn’t know me. But as I sit here battling my shock, I suddenly realize that he loved me. Or at least, he’d wanted to love me. And my heart aches that I never got the chance to love him back.

 

 

Reading progress update: I've read 167 out of 495 pages.
Lingus - Mariana Zapata

Reading progress update: I've read 89 out of 384 pages.
All the Missing Girls: A Novel - Ms. Megan Miranda

I'm  enjoying   this  book  

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Reading progress update: I've read 69%.
Paper Princess: A Novel (The Royals) - Erin Watt

Daniel  is  a piece of shit  I want to  punch him in  his  fu*king face  

Reading progress update: I've read 58%.
Paper Princess: A Novel (The Royals) - Erin Watt

Reading progress update: I've read 46%.
Paper Princess: A Novel (The Royals) - Erin Watt

HOLY FUCK

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