My Bookish Update (Oct1-23)

NEW READS:

1. Royal Date by Sariah Wilson – 🌟🌟🌟.5

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– a prince-commoner story. I relate sooo much on Kat and this clichĂ© plot is a royal hit on me, lol.😁

2. The Catastrophic History of You and Me by Jess Rothenberg – 🌟🌟🌟.5

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– this has a unique plot. It was catastrophic in a sense that every single thing happened, haha. But it was a refreshing concept.👍

3. Dreamology by Lucy Keating – 🌟🌟🌟.5

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– I thought this will be a YA fantasy and then it became a bit science-ish and then a bit crazy. It was also something I’ve never read before.. ❤

4. King of the Asheville Coven by T.S. Joyce – 🌟🌟🌟

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– This was a short story but I had expectations people,haha. It was too fast-paced which is understandable. It was like a bullet train to Happily Ever After, lol.😁

5. Neanderthal Seeks Human by Penny Reid – 🌟🌟🌟🌟

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– This one I expected to be heavy on adult things, lol. But it turned out differently. At first, I almost gave up on the info/trivia dump, because of Janie. But eventually I learned to love how random she is and how oblivious she is on the real world. There are some plot holes but it was entertaining and LOL-inducing enough for me. Oh and Quinn is adorbs!😍 I love this book!😁💜

6. Just a Bit Wrong by Alessandra Hazard – 🌟🌟🌟🌟.5

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– It’s been a while since I read the third book of this series and I decided now is the time to read the fourth one. I wasn’t a fan of Tristan on the third book, he was a diva,haha.😁

And by the way he’s still a diva on this book but weirdly I like and understand him.🙋

This was an intense book and I like it. I read it on one seating and felt a lot of emotion while reading this.👍💜

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Woooohoooo!🙌

I read SIX books! Yipee!😍

I’m on a roll peeps! My reading slump is o-ver! 😁

Monday is creeping in but nothing can destroy my good mood.😆

Have a nice day!😍

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TBR Finds (October 22)

It’s been a while guys.✌ I found a lot of gems this week…😆 Can’t wait to share them with you.💜

Here are the books I added on my goodreads this week and the ones I’m most excited for. Title links to their respective goodreads page:

1. Nemesis by Anna Banks

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Princess Sepora of Serubel is the last Forger in all the five kingdoms. The spectorium she creates provides energy for all, but now her father has found a way to weaponize it, and his intentions to incite war force her to flee his grasp. She escapes across enemy lines into the kingdom of Theoria, but her plans to hide are thwarted when she is captured and placed in the young king’s servitude.

Tarik has just taken over rulership of Theoria, and must now face a new plague sweeping through his kingdom and killing his citizens. The last thing he needs is a troublesome servant vying for his attention. But Mistress Sepora will not be ignored. When the two finally meet face-to-face, they form an unlikely bond that complicates life in ways neither of them could have imagined.

– I’ve been seeing this cover for a bit now and finally read the blurb and I’m excited to get my hands on this.😆

2. Gamescape : Overworld by Emma Trevayne

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The planet is dying. Centuries of abuse have damaged the earth beyond repair, and now all the authorities can do is polish the surface, make the landscape look pretty to hide the disease within. Two prominent yet mysterious businessmen couldn’t fix it, either, but they did something even better. Together, they invented Chimera, the most complex and immersive virtual reality video game the world has ever known. The Cubes in which Chimera is played quickly became a fixture of this landscape: part distraction, part hospital, and almost wholly responsible for holding up the failing world economy.

Miguel Anderson is also dying. He isn’t the only one who plays the game–everybody does–but Miguel has more reason than most: When players leave their Cubes for the day, the upgrades and enhancements they’ve earned for their virtual characters leave with them. New lungs to breathe poisoned air, skin that won’t burn under the sun are great and everything… but Miguel, born as broken as the earth, needs a new heart–and soon–if he wants any hope of surviving just a little longer.

– one of my bizarre dreams is to live inside a game, lol.😁

3. The Dark Days Club by Alison Goodman

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London, April 1812. On the eve of eighteen-year-old Lady Helen Wrexhall’s presentation to the queen, one of her family’s housemaids disappears-and Helen is drawn into the shadows of Regency London. There, she meets Lord Carlston, one of the few who can stop the perpetrators: a cabal of demons infiltrating every level of society. Dare she ask for his help, when his reputation is almost as black as his lingering eyes? And will her intelligence and headstrong curiosity wind up leading them into a death trap? 

– the time period, the blurb and demons? Totally in.🙋

4. The Snow Globe by Jenna Nelson

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By day, Sondrine Renfrew works at Cimmerian’s Curio Emporium, her aunt’s apothecary and antique shop in London, 1875. By night, she weaves fire, water, and air into both inanimate objects and living creatures. When a hooded stranger offers Sondrine a snow globe in trade for medicinal herbs, she accepts, enchanted by the castle, forest, and sea encapsulated under the glass.

Her enchantment fades, however, when her deceitful aunt betroths her to one of London’s wealthiest men—a complete stranger. Determined to escape the marriage, Sondrine trades her corset for trousers and decides to run away. With one foot out the door, she falls down a veritable rabbit hole into Winterhaven, the haunting world inside the snow globe.

– I love the idea of diving into a snow globe world, so yep.👍

5. The Madness of Lord Ian Mackenzie by Jennifer Ashley

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It was whispered all through London Society that Ian Mackenzie was mad, that he’d spent his youth in an asylum, and was not to be trusted — especially with a lady.

Yet Beth found herself inexorably drawn to the Scottish lord. Despite his decadence and his intimidating intelligence, she could see that he needed help- her help.

Because suddenly the only thing that made sense to her was…the Madness of Lord Ian Mackenzie.

–  it’s been awhile since I read historical romance, so I’m adding this one.❤

6. Flame in the Mist by Renée Ahdieh

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The daughter of a prominent samurai, Mariko has long known her place—she may be an accomplished alchemist, whose cunning rivals that of her brother Kenshin, but because she is not a boy, her future has always been out of her hands. At just seventeen years old, Mariko is promised to Minamoto Raiden, the son of the emperor’s favorite consort—a political marriage that will elevate her family’s standing. But en route to the imperial city of Inako, Mariko narrowly escapes a bloody ambush by a dangerous gang of bandits known as the Black Clan, who she learns has been hired to kill her before she reaches the palace.

Dressed as a peasant boy, Mariko sets out to infiltrate the ranks of the Black Clan, determined to track down the person responsible for the target on her back. But she’s quickly captured and taken to the Black Clan’s secret hideout, where she meets their leader, the rebel ronin Takeda Ranmaru, and his second-in-command, his best friend Okami. Still believing her to be a boy, Ranmaru and Okami eventually warm to Mariko, impressed by her intellect and ingenuity. As Mariko gets closer to the Black Clan, she uncovers a dark history of secrets, of betrayal and murder, which will force her to question everything she’s ever known. 

– OMG! GIVE THIS TO ME NOW!😍💜🙏

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Ah, work is a hindrance. Haha.😁

I want to read so much but I’m so tired and sleepy most of the time.😿

But, I’ll persevere and make this month a better one.😎

Happy weekends!😘

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September 2016 Wrap Up

I don’t know what happen on this month, it was just sooo fast. It seems like yesterday that I posted my August Wrap Up and now I’m again making my September wrap up. I might say this again next month, lol.😁

I made some changes on my blog but still under construction so bare with me, haha.✌

This month was a bit meh in terms of books I read. I just don’t have the energy to read these days…😥

I did manage to read 8 books this month. It’s about 4-5 books short of my average per month but at least I was able to cross out 8 books on my TBR pile, right?😛

So here are the books I read this month:

❤ PARANORMAL / URBAN FANTASY❤

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1. Dangerous Highlander (Dark Sword #1) by Donna Grant- 🌟🌟🌟🌟
2. Forbidden Highlander (Dark Sword #2) by Donna Grant – 🌟🌟🌟🌟
3. Wicked Highlander (Dark Sword #3) by Donna Grant – 🌟🌟🌟🌟

❤ NEW ADULT ❤

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4. Lick (Stage Dive #1) by Kylie Scott – 🌟🌟🌟🌟
5. Decker’s Wood by Kirsty Dallas – 🌟🌟🌟.5
6. Wallbanger (Cocktail #1) by Alice Clayton – 🌟🌟🌟🌟

❤ CONTEMPORARY ❤

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7. On The Fence by Kasie West – 🌟🌟🌟

❤ ACTION / SUSPENSE ❤

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8. Stormbreaker (Alex Rider #1) by Anthony Horowitz – 🌟🌟🌟.5

❤ BOOKS I WISH I CAN READ ON OCTOBER ❤

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– I need to get over the fact that The Goal is the last book on the Off-Campus Series and just take the plunge or something. I’m having an early symptoms of separation anxiety, haha. But I can still re-read them right?🙋 *note: did you guys see that new cover for The Goal? Goodreads decided to change my edition to that so I changed it back to Tucker’s abs just because..😍

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– Aaaand I need to continue The Lunar Chronicles so I can finally finish this series and while I can still remember what happened on Cinder.😛

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I don’t have a favorite book this month.😿 They were okay books, I’m just looking for that BAM! feeling. I might try fantasy for October for a change..🙋

Everyone is planning their spooky read for October, I don’t know if I’ll be brave enough to read a “scary one” for October. I scare so easily, lol.😁

I do have one “scary book” on my shelf. I think it’s Bad Girls Don’t Die or something. I’ll try?😎

Have a great weekend!😘

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TBR Finds (October 2)

I found a lot of gems this week…😆 Can’t wait to share them with you.💜

Here are the books I added on my goodreads this week and the ones I’m most excited for. Title links to their respective goodreads page:

1. Something Strange and Deadly by Susan Dennard

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Eleanor Fitt has a lot to worry about.

Her brother has gone missing, her family has fallen on hard times, and her mother is determined to marry her off to any rich young man who walks by. But this is nothing compared to what she’s just read in the newspaper:

The Dead are rising in Philadelphia.

And then, in a frightening attack, a zombie delivers a letter to Eleanor . . . from her brother.

– that cover and blurb is interesting.👍

2. The Devil’s Intern by Donna Hosie

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“How did you die?”

It’s the most popular question in Hell, and Mitchell Johnson has been answering it ever since he was hit by a bus at age seventeen and inexplicably ended up in the Underworld. Now Mitchell is The Devil’s intern in Hell’s accounting office. Lately, he’s noticed a disturbing trend: the volume of new arrivals is straining Hell’s limited resources. Then Mitchell overhears his boss discussing plans to limit newcomers with a legendary time travel mechanism. With a device like that, Mitchell realizes, he could change history and prevent his own death. 

Mitchell’s plot goes awry when his three closest friends—Alfarin, the Viking prince; Elinor, from 17th-century London; and Melissa, from 1960s San Francisco—insert themselves into his plans. 

– it’s a unique premise but I think it will either be epic or epic fail. But it’s interesting.❤

3. The School for Good and Evil by Soman Chainani

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This year, best friends Sophie and Agatha are about to discover where all the lost children go: the fabled School for Good & Evil, where ordinary boys and girls are trained to be fairy tale heroes and villains. As the most beautiful girl in Gavaldon, Sophie has dreamed of being kidnapped into an enchanted world her whole life. With her pink dresses, glass slippers, and devotion to good deeds, she knows she’ll earn top marks at the School for Good and graduate a storybook princess. Meanwhile Agatha, with her shapeless black frocks, wicked pet cat, and dislike of nearly everyone, seems a natural fit for the School for Evil.

But when the two girls are swept into the Endless Woods, they find their fortunes reversed—Sophie’s dumped in the School for Evil to take Uglification, Death Curses, and Henchmen Training, while Agatha finds herself in the School For Good, thrust amongst handsome princes and fair maidens for classes in Princess Etiquette and Animal Communication.. But what if the mistake is actually the first clue to discovering who Sophie and Agatha really are…?

– I’ve been seeing this book like everywhere and I never bothered to know the blurb of it until yesterday, wow. What a premise. Hope it delivers.💜

4. Dance With Me by Heidi Cullinan

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Sometimes life requires a partner.

Ed Maurer has bounced back, more or less, from the neck injury that permanently benched his semipro football career. He hates his soul-killing office job, but he loves volunteering at a local community center. The only fly in his ointment is the dance instructor, Laurie Parker, who can’t seem to stay out of his way.

Laurie was once one of the most celebrated ballet dancers in the world, but now he volunteers at Halcyon Center to avoid his society mother’s machinations. It would be a perfect escape, except for the oaf of a football player cutting him glares from across the room.

When Laurie has a ballroom dancing emergency and Ed stands in as his partner, their perceptions of each other turn upside down.

– that cover and it’s about dancing. 💜 It has a M/M tag on goodreads..

5. Timekeeper by Tara Sim

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Two o’clock was missing. 

In an alternate Victorian world controlled by clock towers, a damaged clock can fracture time—and a destroyed one can stop it completely.

It’s a truth that seventeen-year-old clock mechanic Danny Hart knows all too well; his father has been trapped in a Stopped town east of London for three years. Though Danny is a prodigy who can repair not only clockwork, but the very fabric of time, his fixation with staging a rescue is quickly becoming a concern to his superiors.

And so they assign him to Enfield, a town where the tower seems to be forever plagued with problems. Danny’s new apprentice both annoys and intrigues him, and though the boy is eager to work, he maintains a secretive distance. Danny soon discovers why: he is the tower’s clock spirit, a mythical being that oversees Enfield’s time. Though the boys are drawn together by their loneliness, Danny knows falling in love with a clock spirit is forbidden, and means risking everything he’s fought to achieve.

– it’s not yet published! Aaaahh.. Give it to me!🙏

6. When by Victoria Laurie

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Maddie Fynn is a shy high school junior, cursed with an eerie intuitive ability: she sees a series of unique digits hovering above the foreheads of each person she encounters. Her earliest memories are marked by these numbers, but it takes her father’s premature death for Maddie and her family to realize that these mysterious digits are actually death dates, and just like birthdays, everyone has one.

Forced by her alcoholic mother to use her ability to make extra money, Maddie identifies the quickly approaching death date of one client’s young son, but because her ability only allows her to see the when and not the how, she’s unable to offer any more insight. When the boy goes missing on that exact date, law enforcement turns to Maddie.

– OMG😍 I love the blurb and that cover is adorbs!💜👍

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Oohhh.. I need all these books NOW.😻

I’m seeing a lot of September Wrap-Ups and October TBRs. It’s fun reading how others’ September went. I’ll be posting mine soon-ish. But I don’t think I’ll post an October TBR. It never worked for me. Lol.😁

Have a great weekend!😘

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