Wednesday, November 13, 2019

WoW #278: The Heart Principle (The Kiss Quotient #3) by Helen Hoang


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The Heart Principle (The Kiss Quotient #3) by Helen HoangThe Heart Principle
(The Kiss Quotient #3)
by Helen Hoang
May 5, 2020
320 pages

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Goodreads Summary:
USA Today bestselling author Helen Hoang returns with a witty and sizzling new romance that shows how wrong you can be about someone…and how right they can be for you.

To most people, Quan Diep is nothing but a surly-looking, underachieving playboy. The problem is he’s not any of those things. And now that he’s the CEO of an up-and-coming retail business, he’s suddenly a “catch,” and the rich girls who never used to pay any attention to him are looking at him in a new way—especially Camilla, the girl who brushed him off many years ago.

Anna Sun dislikes Quan Diep almost as much as germy bathroom door handles. Or so she tells herself. She will never admit that she has a secret crush on him, especially because he only has eyes for her charismatic and newly engaged younger sister Camilla. Over the years, Anna has worked hard to overcome her OCD, but she’ll still need to find a way to bury her anxieties and seduce Quan so he doesn’t ruin her sister’s engagement, and with it, a crucial real estate development deal.

Slowly, Anna breaks down Quan’s dangerous and careless exterior while peeling off her own tough, protective shell. But when Quan discovers Anna’s true intentions, he’s forced to confront his own hurtful past and learn to forgive, while Anna must face her greatest challenge: truly opening herself up to love.

Yessss more from Helen Hoang pleaseeeee!

What are you guys waiting on this week?

Monday, November 11, 2019

Review: Sovereign Sacrifice (Air Awakens: Vortex Chronicles #1) by Elise Kova


Sovereign Sacrifice by Elise KovaSovereign Sacrifice
(Air Awakens: Vortex Chronicles #4)
by Elise Kova
October 15, 2019
326 pages

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Goodreads Summary:
Vi was supposed to be the perfect crown princess. Then, she abandoned her throne.

Vi was supposed to save the world as its Champion. Then, the world she loved vanished.

Now, all she knows is that she has deadly magic and brutal cunning and she's ready to settle some scores.

Old loves and new allies tell her to play it safe. But Vi is done with caution. She has a chance to right ancient wrongs and this princess-turned-warrior isn't turning back.

She's ready to bring an end to the vortex of death the world is trapped in.

The magic, romance, and epic adventure continue in book four of Air Awakens: Vortex Chronicles.


Wednesday, November 6, 2019

WoW #277: The Best Laid Plans by Cameron Lund


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The Best Laid Plans by Cameron LundThe Best Laid Plans
by Cameron Lund
April 7, 2020
368 pages

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Goodreads Summary:
Eighteen-year-old Keely Collins is determined to change her status as the last virgin standing in this sweet, hilarious rom-com for fans of Meg Cabot and Jenny Han.

It seemed like a good plan at first.

When the only other virgin in her group of friends loses it at Keely's own eighteenth birthday party, she knows it's time for drastic measures. If she's going to avoid heading to college without any experience of her own, she needs to find the guy, and fast.

Problem is, she's known all the boys in her small high school forever, and it's kinda hard to be into a guy when you watched him eat crayons in kindergarten. So she can't believe her luck when she meets a ridiculously hot new guy named Dean. Not only does he look like he's fallen out of a classic movie poster, but he drives a motorcycle, flirts with ease, and might actually be into her.

But Dean's already in college, and Keely is convinced he'll drop her if he finds out how inexperienced she is. That's when she talks herself into a new plan: her lifelong best friend, Andrew, would never hurt or betray her, and he's clearly been with enough girls that he can show her the ropes before she goes all the way with Dean.

Of course, the plan only works if Andrew and Keely stay friends--just friends--so things are about to get complicated.

There are many stories with this trope out there but I'm curious to see how this one will be executed.

What are you guys waiting on this week?

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Review: Lifestyles of Gods and Monsters by Emily Roberson


Lifestyles of Gods and Monsters by Emily Roberson
Lifestyles of Gods and Monsters
by Emily Roberson
October 22, 2019
352 pages

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Goodreads Summary:
Sixteen-year-old Ariadne’s whole life is curated and shared with the world. Her royal family’s entertainment empire is beloved by the tabloids, all over social media, and the hottest thing on television. The biggest moneymaker? The Labyrinth Contest, a TV extravaganza in which Ariadne leads fourteen teens into a maze to kill a monster. To win means endless glory; to lose means death. In ten seasons, no one has ever won.

When the gorgeous, mysterious Theseus arrives at the competition and asks Ariadne to help him to victory, she doesn’t expect to fall for him. He might be acting interested in her just to boost ratings. Their chemistry is undeniable, though, and she can help him survive. If he wins, the contest would end for good. But if she helps him, she doesn’t just endanger her family’s empire―the monster would have to die. And for Ariadne, his life might be the only one worth saving.

Ariadne’s every move is watched by the public and predestined by the gods, so how can she find a way to forge her own destiny and save the people she loves?


Saturday, November 2, 2019

Stacking the Shelves #261


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And this is the last of my #booksfortrade book! I'm quoted on the back flap of the hardback copies so I decided to get this Faecrate edition as a keepsake~

Faecrate edition of Vortex Visions by Elise Kova

With a baby at home, I'm going to be cutting down on blogging. I thought I could keep posting as usual but it's proven to be difficult. I've got WoW posts scheduled till the end of the year but I'll mainly be sharing reviews from now on. If I can get the occasional StS post in then that's great too. Thank you for continuing to visit my blog!!

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Wednesday, October 30, 2019

WoW #276: Finding Mr. Better-Than-You by Shani Petroff


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Finding Mr. Better-Than-You by Shani PetroffFinding Mr. Better-Than-You
by Shani Petroff
January 14, 2020
240 pages

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Goodreads Summary:
Camryn has been dating Marc FOREVER—since freshman year! She dropped out of volleyball to go to all his games, switched her schedule around to be in his favorite class, and has been busting her butt to get into Columbia so they can go to the same college. So when Marc suddenly, and very publically, breaks up with her a week into their senior year so that he can date the new transfer student, she’s absolutely devastated.

But why be sad, when you can get even? Inspired by her favorite movies, Camryn decides that the best revenge is a Senior Year well lived, starring a boy who is ever so much better than her ex. With a little help from her friends, Cam is going to have the Best. Senior. Year. Ever.

Or else!


The synopsis is a little vague but I've read and enjoyed two of this author's previous contemporaries so I'll give this a shot. Plus I think the cover's quite cute~

What are you guys waiting on this week?

Monday, October 28, 2019

Review: The Bridge Kingdom (The Bridge Kingdom #1) by Danielle L. Jensen


The Bridge Kingdom by Danielle L. Jensen
The Bridge Kingdom
(The Bridge Kingdom #1)
by Danielle L. Jensen
August 13, 2019
354 pages

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Goodreads Summary:
What if you fell in love with the one person you'd sworn to destroy?

Lara has only one thought for her husband on their wedding day: I will bring your kingdom to its knees. A princess trained from childhood to be a lethal spy, Lara knows that the Bridge Kingdom represents both legendary evil - and legendary promise. The only route through a storm-ravaged world, the Bridge Kingdom controls all trade and travel between lands, allowing its ruler to enrich himself and deprive his enemies, including Lara's homeland. So when she is sent as a bride under the guise of fulfilling a treaty of peace, Lara is prepared to do whatever it takes to fracture the defenses of the impenetrable Bridge Kingdom.

But as she infiltrates her new home - a lush paradise surrounded by tempest seas - and comes to know her new husband, Aren, Lara begins to question where the true evil resides. Around her, she sees a kingdom fighting for survival, and in Aren, a man fiercely protective of his people. As her mission drives her to deeper understanding of the fight to possess the bridge, Lara finds the simmering attraction between her and Aren impossible to ignore.

Her goal nearly within reach, Lara will have to decide her own fate: Will she be the destroyer of a king or the savior of her people?


Saturday, October 26, 2019

Stacking the Shelves #260


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I received some more #booksfortrade books :)

If I'm Being Honest and The Bronze Key.

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Wednesday, October 23, 2019

WoW #275: You Deserve Each Other by Sarah Hogle


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You Deserve Each Other by Sarah HogleYou Deserve Each Other
by Sarah Hogle
April 7, 2020
368 pages

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Goodreads Summary:
For fans of The Hating Game, a debut lovers-to-enemies-to-lovers romantic comedy about two unhappily engaged people each trying to force the other to end the relationship--and falling back in love in the process.

Naomi Westfield has an Instagram-perfect life, including the perfect fiancé: Nicholas Rose holds doors open for her, remembers her restaurant orders, and comes from the kind of upstanding society family every bride dreams of being a part of. They never fight, complain, or disagree. They're preparing for their lavish wedding that's three months away. And they are miserably and utterly sick of each other.

Tired of contorting herself to fit the ridiculous standards demanded by Nicholas's family, Naomi wants out of the relationship. But there's a catch: Whoever calls off the engagement will have to foot the enormous bill for the wedding. When Naomi finds out that Nicholas, too, has been feigning contentment, the two of them go head-to-head in a battle of wills to see who can annoy the other into surrendering through pranks, sabotage, and all-out emotional warfare.

But now that they have nothing to lose, they're finally being themselves. They're having so much fun getting on each other's nerves that it starts to feel like something else entirely. As Naomi discovers hidden feelings for Nicholas buried under three years of simmering resentment, she wonders if he feels the same way. Suddenly, the countdown to the wedding that may or may not come to pass feels more like a race to mutual destruction--and Naomi doesn't want to be left alone at the finish line.


I love the sound of this second chance romance, very unique.

What are you guys waiting on this week?

Monday, October 21, 2019

Review: 10 Blind Dates by Ashley Elston


10 Blind Dates by Ashley Elston
10 Blind Dates
by Ashley Elston
October 1, 2019
336 pages

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Goodreads Summary:
Sophie wants one thing for Christmas-a little freedom from her overprotective parents. So when they decide to spend Christmas in South Louisiana with her very pregnant older sister, Sophie is looking forward to some much needed private (read: make-out) time with her long-term boyfriend, Griffin. Except it turns out that Griffin wants a little freedom from their relationship. Cue devastation.

Heartbroken, Sophie flees to her grandparents' house, where the rest of her boisterous extended family is gathered for the holiday. That's when her nonna devises a (not so) brilliant plan: Over the next ten days, Sophie will be set up on ten different blind dates by different family members. Like her sweet cousin Sara, who sets her up with a hot guy at an exclusive underground party. Or her crazy aunt Patrice, who signs Sophie up for a lead role in a living nativity. With a boy who barely reaches her shoulder. And a screaming baby.

When Griffin turns up unexpectedly and begs for a second chance, Sophie feels more confused than ever. Because maybe, just maybe, she's started to have feelings for someone else . . . Someone who is definitely not available.

This is going to be the worst Christmas break ever... or is it?


Saturday, October 19, 2019

Stacking the Shelves #259


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HBGCanada very kindly sent me a copy of this book for review. I've heard really great things about it!

10 Blind Dates with Pickles!

I received this surprise bookmail from Raincoast Books, thank you! This book is so pretty~ 

Wayward Son by Rainbow Rowell

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Wednesday, October 16, 2019

WoW #274: The Serpent's Curse (The Last Magician #3) by Lisa Maxwell


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The Serpent's Curse by Lisa MaxwellThe Serpent's Curse
(The Last Magician #3)
by Lisa Maxwell
August 18, 2020
912 pages

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Goodreads Summary:
Leigh Bardugo’s Six of Crows meets Alexandra Bracken’s Passenger in this spellbinding conclusion the “vivid and compelling” (BCCB), New York Timesbestselling Last Magician series.


Bind the Book.
Stop the Order.
Save the Magic.

Esta is no stranger to high-stakes heists; she is a seasoned thief with no reservations about using her time traveling abilities to give her an edge. But saving Harte—and magic itself—will put her skills to the test. The Book of Mysteriesthreatens to tear through the world and change the shape of magic forever, and only Esta and Harte stand in its way.

They race through time and across the country to steal back the remaining elemental stones needed to bind the book’s power, stop the Order, and save the future of the Mageus.

This book had the quietest cover reveal with it just popping up on GR... But I'm so excited to see how this story finishes!

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Monday, October 14, 2019

Review: The Beautiful (The Beautiful #1) by Renée Ahdieh


The Beautiful by Renée AhdiehThe Beautiful
(The Beautiful #1)
by Renée Ahdieh
October 8, 2019
448 pages

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Goodreads Summary:
New York Times bestselling author Renée Ahdieh returns with a sumptuous, sultry and romantic new series set in 19th century New Orleans where vampires hide in plain sight.

In 1872, New Orleans is a city ruled by the dead. But to seventeen-year-old Celine Rousseau, New Orleans provides her a refuge after she's forced to flee her life as a dressmaker in Paris. Taken in by the sisters of the Ursuline convent along with six other girls, Celine quickly becomes enamored with the vibrant city from the music to the food to the soirées and—especially—to the danger. She soon becomes embroiled in the city's glitzy underworld, known as La Cour des Lions, after catching the eye of the group's leader, the enigmatic Sébastien Saint Germain. When the body of one of the girls from the convent is found in the lair of La Cour des Lions, Celine battles her attraction to him and suspicions about Sébastien's guilt along with the shame of her own horrible secret.

When more bodies are discovered, each crime more gruesome than the last, Celine and New Orleans become gripped by the terror of a serial killer on the loose—one Celine is sure has set her in his sights . . . and who may even be the young man who has stolen her heart. As the murders continue to go unsolved, Celine takes matters into her own hands and soon uncovers something even more shocking: an age-old feud from the darkest creatures of the underworld reveals a truth about Celine she always suspected simmered just beneath the surface.

At once a sultry romance and a thrilling murder mystery, master storyteller Renée Ahdieh embarks on her most potent fantasy series yet: The Beautiful.


Saturday, October 12, 2019

Stacking the Shelves #258


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I made some trades on twitter's #bookstfortrade and added these pretties to my shelves!

All the beautiful finished copies!

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Wednesday, October 9, 2019

WoW #273: Palace of Silver (The Nissera Chronicles #3) by Hannah West


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Palace of Silver by Hannah WestPalace of Silver
(The Nissera Chronicles #3)
by Hannah West
April 28, 2020 

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Goodreads Summary:
Return to the land of Nissera, home to spectacular magic. An uneasy peace reigns now that Valory has vanquished the Moth King and settled into her rightful place as queen of Calgoran. New leaders Glisette and Kadri hope to usher the neighboring kingdoms into an era of healing and prosperity. All should be well.

But there’s a fourth queen in charge: Ambrosine, banished overseas to Perispos. Driven by vanity, she vows to become the most powerful and beautiful ruler in the world, even if it means oppressing the mortal kingdom she is meant to protect. Meanwhile a dangerous uprising led by elicromancer-hating rebels gains momentum. Rot spreads through the Forest of the West Fringe. Valory goes missing. Facing enemies on all sides, Glisette and Kadri must reckon with the role of magic. How far will they go to defend their power—and can they build an uprising of their own?

West intertwines homages to Snow White and Bluebeard with her imaginative magical setting for an exhilarating installment in the acclaimed Nissera Chronicles. Stunning hardcover edition includes a two-page map and family tree.
 
 
I had a feeling there would be another book but wasn't sure. So happy to see it confirmed and with beautiful cover art and a synopsis no less!! I love this world that Hannah West has created <3

What are you guys waiting on this week?

Monday, October 7, 2019

Review: The Lady Rogue by Jenn Bennett


The Lady Rogue by Jenn Bennett
The Lady Rogue
by Jenn Bennett
September 3, 2019
384 pages

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Goodreads Summary:
The Last Magician meets A Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue in this thrilling tale filled with magic and set in the mysterious Carpathian Mountains where a girl must hunt down Vlad the Impaler’s cursed ring in order to save her father.

Some legends never die…

Traveling with her treasure-hunting father has always been a dream for Theodora. She’s read every book in his library, has an impressive knowledge of the world’s most sought-after relics, and has all the ambition in the world. What she doesn’t have is her father’s permission. That honor goes to her father’s nineteen-year-old protégé—and once-upon-a-time love of Theodora’s life—Huck Gallagher, while Theodora is left to sit alone in her hotel in Istanbul.

Until Huck arrives from an expedition without her father and enlists Theodora’s help in rescuing him. Armed with her father’s travel journal, the reluctant duo learns that her father had been digging up information on a legendary and magical ring that once belonged to Vlad the Impaler—more widely known as Dracula—and that it just might be the key to finding him.

Journeying into Romania, Theodora and Huck embark on a captivating adventure through Gothic villages and dark castles in the misty Carpathian Mountains to recover the notorious ring. But they aren’t the only ones who are searching for it. A secretive and dangerous occult society with a powerful link to Vlad the Impaler himself is hunting for it, too. And they will go to any lengths—including murder—to possess it.


Saturday, October 5, 2019

Stacking the Shelves #257


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Indigo Teen very generously sent me a box of the featured titles from their most recent YA Preview event, thank you!!

Spoiled by Indigo Teen!

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Wednesday, October 2, 2019

WoW #272: Time of Our Lives by Emily Wibberley and Austin Siegemund-Broka


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Time of Our Lives by Emily Wibberley and Austin Siegemund-BrokaTime of Our Lives
by Emily Wibberley and Austin Siegemund-Broka
April 21, 2020
 pages

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Goodreads Summary:
A reflective, romantic coming-of-age novel that explores life after high school--perfect for fans of Fangirl and Emergency Contact

A boy desperate to hold on, a girl ready to let go.

Fitz Holton waits in fear for the day his single mother's early-onset Alzheimer's starts stealing her memory. He's vowed to stay close to home to care for her in the years to come--never mind the ridiculous college tour she's forcing him on to visit schools where he knows he'll never go. Juniper Ramirez is counting down the days until she can leave home, a home crowded with five younger siblings and zero privacy. Against the wishes of her tight-knit family, Juniper plans her own college tour of the East Coast with one goal: get out.

When Fitz and Juniper cross paths on their first college tour in Boston, they're at odds from the moment they meet-- while Juniper's dying to start a new life apart for her family, Fitz faces the sacrifices he must make for his. Their relationship sparks a deep connection--in each other's eyes, they glimpse alternate possibilities regarding the first big decision of their adult lives.

Time of Our Lives is a story of home and away, of the wonder and weight of memory, of outgrowing fears and growing into the future.

 
This duo writes the most realistic teen romance and I am here for it :D

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Monday, September 30, 2019

Review: Love on Lexington Avenue (Central Park Pact #2) by Lauren Layne


Love on Lexington Avenue by Lauren LayneLove on Lexington Avenue
(Central Park Pact #2)
by Lauren Layne
September 17, 2019
288 pages

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Goodreads Summary:
“Fans of The Devil Wears Prada will flip over Love on Lexington Avenue.” —Karen Hawkins, New York Times bestselling author

From New York Times bestselling author Lauren Layne comes the second delightfully charming installment in the Central Park Pact series, following a young widow whose newfound cynicism about love is challenged by a sexy, rough-around-the-edges contractor.


There are no good men left in New York City. At least that’s Claire Hayes’s conviction after finding out her late husband was not the man she thought he was. Determined to rid her home of anything that reminds her of her cheating husband, Claire sets out to redesign her boring, beige Upper East Side brownstone and make it something all her own. But what starts out as a simple renovation becomes a lot more complicated when she meets her bad-tempered and rough-around-the-edges contractor Scott Turner.

Scott bluntly makes it known to Claire that he only took on her house for a change of pace from the corporate offices and swanky hotels he’s been building lately, and he doesn’t hesitate to add that he has no patience for a pampered, damaged princess with a penchant for pink. But when long workdays turn into even longer nights, their mutual wariness morphs into something more complicated—a grudging respect, and maybe even attraction...

Filled with laugh-out-loud scenes that blend perfectly with the touching friendships Layne brings to life on the page, this “hugely entertaining” (USA TODAY) novel is perfect for fans of Lauren Weisberger.

Sunday, September 29, 2019

Stacking the Shelves #256


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So I gave birth last week and life has been hectic but I managed to sneak a little blogging time in to post this haul! Thank you HCCFrenzy and Raincoast Books for these beauties!!

Spoiled by HCCFrenzy and Raincoast Books.

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Friday, September 27, 2019

Review: Tunnel of Bones (Cassidy Blake #2) by Victoria Schwab


Tunnel of Bones by Victoria Schwab
Tunnel of Bones
(Cassidy Blake #2)
by Victoria Schwab
September 3, 2019
304 pages

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Goodreads Summary:
Trouble is haunting Cassidy Blake . . . even more than usual.

She (plus her ghost best friend, Jacob, of course) are in Paris, where Cass's parents are filming their TV show about the world's most haunted cities. Sure, it's fun eating croissants and seeing the Eiffel Tower, but there's true ghostly danger lurking beneath Paris, in the creepy underground Catacombs.

When Cass accidentally awakens a frighteningly strong spirit, she must rely on her still-growing skills as a ghosthunter -- and turn to friends both old and new to help her unravel a mystery. But time is running out, and the spirit is only growing stronger.

And if Cass fails, the force she's unleashed could haunt the city forever.

#1 New York Times bestselling author Victoria Schwab returns to the spooky and heart-pounding world of City of Ghosts, delivering thrilling new adventures and an unforgettable spin on friendship. (Because sometimes, even psychic ghost best friends have secrets. . .)


Wednesday, September 25, 2019

WoW #271: Tweet Cute by Emma Lord


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Tweet Cute by Emma LordTweet Cute
by Emma Lord
January 21, 2020
336 pages

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Goodreads Summary:
A fresh, irresistible rom-com from debut author Emma Lord about the chances we take, the paths life can lead us on, and how love can be found in the opposite place you expected.

Meet Pepper, swim team captain, chronic overachiever, and all-around perfectionist. Her family may be falling apart, but their massive fast-food chain is booming ― mainly thanks to Pepper, who is barely managing to juggle real life while secretly running Big League Burger’s massive Twitter account.

Enter Jack, class clown and constant thorn in Pepper’s side. When he isn’t trying to duck out of his obscenely popular twin’s shadow, he’s busy working in his family’s deli. His relationship with the business that holds his future might be love/hate, but when Big League Burger steals his grandma’s iconic grilled cheese recipe, he’ll do whatever it takes to take them down, one tweet at a time.

All’s fair in love and cheese ― that is, until Pepper and Jack’s spat turns into a viral Twitter war. Little do they know, while they’re publicly duking it out with snarky memes and retweet battles, they’re also falling for each other in real life ― on an anonymous chat app Jack built.

As their relationship deepens and their online shenanigans escalate ― people on the internet are shipping them?? ― their battle gets more and more personal, until even these two rivals can’t ignore they were destined for the most unexpected, awkward, all-the-feels romance that neither of them expected.


I love fun romances and this one sounds all around cute!

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Saturday, September 21, 2019

Stacking the Shelves #255


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I had to get myself a copy of this final book!

Pickles and Darkdawn.

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Wednesday, September 18, 2019

WoW #270: The Bookworm Crush by Lisa Brown Roberts


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The Bookworm Crush by Lisa Brown RobertsThe Bookworm Crush
by Lisa Brown Roberts
October 29, 2019
400 pages

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Goodreads Summary:
This spinoff of The Replacement Crush featuring Amy and Toff is sure to melt your heart.

Shy bookworm Amy McIntyre is about to compete for the chance to interview her favorite author, who hasn't spoken to the press in years. The only way to win is to step out of the shadows and into the spotlight, but that level of confidence has never come easy.

The solution? A competition coach. The problem? The best person for the job is the guy she's secretly crushing on…local surfer celebrity Toff Nichols.

He’s a player. He’s a heartthrob. He makes her forget basic things, like how to breathe. How can she feel any confidence around him?

To her surprise, Toff agrees to help. And he’s an excellent teacher. Amy feels braver—maybe even brave enough to admit her feelings for him. When their late night practices become less about coaching and more about making out, Amy’s newfound confidence wavers.

But does Toff really like her or is this just another lesson?

I loved The Replacement Crush when I read it years ago so I'm very excited to learn about this spinoff!

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Monday, September 16, 2019

Review: Bringing Down the Duke (A League of Extraordinary Women #1) by Evie Dunmore


Bringing Down the Duke by Evie DunmoreBringing Down the Duke
(A League of Extraordinary Women #1)
by Evie Dunmore
September 3, 2019
320 pages

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Goodreads Summary:
A stunning debut for author Evie Dunmore and her Oxford Rebels, in which a fiercely independent vicar's daughter takes on a powerful duke in a love story that threatens to upend the British social order.

England, 1879. Annabelle Archer, the brilliant but destitute daughter of a country vicar, has earned herself a place among the first cohort of female students at the renowned University of Oxford. In return for her scholarship, she must support the rising women's suffrage movement. Her charge: recruit men of influence to champion their cause. Her target: Sebastian Devereux, the cold and calculating Duke of Montgomery who steers Britain's politics at the Queen's command. Her challenge: not to give in to the powerful attraction she can't deny for the man who opposes everything she stands for.

Sebastian is appalled to find a suffragist squad has infiltrated his ducal home, but the real threat is his impossible feelings for green-eyed beauty Annabelle. He is looking for a wife of equal standing to secure the legacy he has worked so hard to rebuild, not an outspoken commoner who could never be his duchess. But he wouldn't be the greatest strategist of the Kingdom if he couldn't claim this alluring bluestocking without the promise of a ring...or could he?

Locked in a battle with rising passion and a will matching her own, Annabelle will learn just what it takes to topple a duke....

Saturday, September 14, 2019

Stacking the Shelves #254


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This surprise bookmail actually showed up a few weeks back but I didn't get a chance to snap a picture till now. Thank you S&S Canada! I really enjoyed Shea Ernshaw's debut so I'm excited to check this one out.

Pickles with Winterwood.

What did you add to your shelves this week?

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

WoW #269: Nameless Queen by Rebecca Mclaughlin


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Nameless Queen by Rebecca MclaughlinNameless Queen
by Rebecca Mclaughlin
January 7, 2020
352 pages

Goodreads      Indigo

Goodreads Summary:
One girl must make a name for herself--or die trying --in this royal fantasy where an unknown peasant becomes the ultimate ruler. But how long can she keep the crown if everyone wants her dead? Perfect for fans of Furyborn, Red Queen, and Everless.

Everyone expected the king's daughter would inherit the throne. No one expected me.

It shouldn't even be possible. I'm Nameless, a class of citizens so disrespected, we don't even get names. Heck, dozens of us have been going missing for months and no one seems to care.

But there's no denying the tattoo emblazoned on my arm. I am to be queen. In a palace where the corridors are more dangerous the streets, though, how could I possibly rule? And what will become of the Nameless if I don't?


I am intrigued by the synopsis and looks like it's a standalone!

What are you guys waiting on this week?

Monday, September 9, 2019

Review: Serpent & Dove (Serpent & Dove #1) by Shelby Mahurin


Serpent & Dove by Shelby MahurinSerpent & Dove
(Serpent & Dove #1)
by Shelby Mahurin
September 3, 2019
528 pages


Goodreads Summary:
Bound as one to love, honor, or burn.

Two years ago, Louise le Blanc fled her coven and took shelter in the city of Cesarine, forsaking all magic and living off whatever she could steal. There, witches like Lou are hunted. They are feared. And they are burned.

Sworn to the Church as a Chasseur, Reid Diggory has lived his life by one principle: thou shalt not suffer a witch to live. His path was never meant to cross with Lou's, but a wicked stunt forces them into an impossible union—holy matrimony.

The war between witches and Church is an ancient one, and Lou's most dangerous enemies bring a fate worse than fire. Unable to ignore her growing feelings, yet powerless to change what she is, a choice must be made.

And love makes fools of us all.


Saturday, September 7, 2019

Stacking the Shelves #253


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Many thanks to Penguinteenca for these beauties! I can't wait to read both of these~

Pickles with Bid My Soul Farewell and Fireborne.

What did you add to your shelves this week?

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

WoW #268: Igniting Darkness (Courting Darkness #2, His Fair Assassin #5) by Robin LaFevers


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Igniting Darkness by Robin LaFeversIgniting Darkness
(Courting Darkness #2, His Fair Assassin #5)
by Robin LaFevers
June 2, 2020
496 pages

Goodreads      Indigo

Goodreads Summary:
From New York Times best-selling author Robin LaFevers comes the follow up to “sharp and breathless” (Kirkus Reviews) historical fantasy Courting Darkness. Set in the world of the beloved His Fair Assassin series, this is perfect for fans of Leigh Bardugo and Game of Thrones.

When you count Death as a friend, who can stand as your enemy? 

Sybella, novitiate of the convent of Saint Mortain and Death’s vengeance on earth, is still reeling from her God’s own passing, and along with him a guiding hand in her bloody work. But with her sisters on the run from their evil brother and under the watchful eye of her one true friend (and love) at court, the soldier known as Beast, Sybella stands alone as the Duchess of Brittany’s protector. 

After months of seeking her out, Sybella has finally made contact with a fellow novitiate of the convent, Genevieve, a mole in the French court. But when Genevieve mistakenly draws the attention of the French king to the convent of Saint Mortain and its deadly arts, she may do her sisters (and herself) more harm than good. Sybella, having already drawn the ire of the French regent, may not be able to depend on her sister and ally as much as she hoped. Still, Death always finds a way, even if it’s not what one expects. 

No one can be trusted and the wolves are always waiting in this thrilling conclusion to the Courting Darkness duology, set in the world of Robin’s beloved His Fair Assassins trilogy.

I love love love this series!! This is my most anticipated sequel of 2020!!

What are you guys waiting on this week?
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