The Summer of Jordi Perez – Abby, LA Burgers and the cutest romance

The Summer of Jordi Perez

Publication date : April 3rd, 2018goodreads

Publisher : Sky Pony Press

Genre : Young Adult | Contemporary

Page Count: 224

Synopsis : Seventeen, fashion-obsessed, and gay, Abby Ives has always been content playing the sidekick in other people’s lives. While her friends and sister have plunged headfirst into the world of dating and romances, Abby has stayed focused on her plus-size style blog and her dreams of taking the fashion industry by storm. When she lands a prized internship at her favorite local boutique, she’s thrilled to take her first step into her dream career. She doesn’t expect to fall for her fellow intern, Jordi Perez. Abby knows it’s a big no-no to fall for a colleague. She also knows that Jordi documents her whole life in photographs, while Abby would prefer to stay behind the scenes.
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WORD WONDERS’ TBR EXPANSION : Books with Depression representation

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For this month’s recommendations I chose Books with Depression representation. There was no mystical reasoning behind it, I just thought that there isn’t enough mental health talk and featuring more books with it -centering it or not. I already did Anxiety and I’m slowly making my way but let me tell you, this list was way harder to gather than I originally anticipated. Depression in books isn’t that common to begin with and a lot of books seem to go about it the wrong way so actually finding some that are good was quite the struggle, not gonna lie. And even then, the number of books I was able to find isn’t that impressive.

I will try to include content warnings for as many of them. The ones that I couldn’t find content warnings for will have a (*) in front of their titles.

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Wrong to Need You – Irresistible attraction, sweet romance and family bonds

Wrong to Need You

Series: The Forbidden Hearts #2

Publication date : November 28th, 2017

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Publisher : Avon Books | Harpercollins

Genre : Adult | Romance

Page Count: 368

Synopsis : Oe wasn’t supposed to fall in love with his brother’s widow…
Accused of a crime he didn’t commit, Jackson Kane fled his home, his name, and his family. Ten years later, he’s come back to town: older, wiser, richer, tougher—and still helpless to turn away the one woman he could never stop loving, even after she married his brother.
Sadia Ahmed can’t deal with the feelings her mysterious former brother-in-law stirs, but she also can’t turn down his offer of help with the cafe she’s inherited. While he heats up her kitchen, she slowly discovers that the boy she adored has grown into a man she’s simply unable to resist.
An affair is unthinkable, but their desire is undeniable. As secrets and lies are stripped away, Sadia and Jackson must decide if they’re strong enough to face the past…and step into a future together. (From Goodreads)

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Girls Made of Snow and Glass – Subversive Snow White x Frozen retelling you all need

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Publication date : September 5th, 2017

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Publisher : Flatiron Books (Macmillan)

Page Count: 384

Synopsis : At sixteen, Mina’s mother is dead, her magician father is vicious, and her silent heart has never beat with love for anyone—has never beat at all, in fact, but she’d always thought that fact normal. She never guessed that her father cut out her heart and replaced it with one of glass. When she moves to Whitespring Castle and sees its king for the first time, Mina forms a plan: win the king’s heart with her beauty, become queen, and finally know love. The only catch is that she’ll have to become a stepmother. Continue reading

Author/Reviewer Interaction Etiquette part I

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This post has been a long time coming, hasn’t it? Through all the years that reviewers and authors have been interacting, there have been slip-ups, hurtful and even maybe dangerous behaviours happening. So I decided to give my two cents and set some records straight, giving myself and everyone some guidelines that *I think* are important to respect. This is going to be a two parts thing but I don’t know just yet when the second part will be going up. For now I will focus on authors, but will adress reviewers in the next one.

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Hate to Want you – When second chance romance meets Ennemies to Lovers

Hate to Want you

Series: The Forbidden Hearts #1

Publication date : July 25th, 2017

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Publisher : Avon Books | Harpercollins

Genre : Adult | Romance

Page Count: 371

Synopsis : One night. No one will know.

That was the deal. Every year, Livvy Kane and Nicholas Chandler would share one perfect night of illicit pleasure. The forbidden hours let them forget the tragedy that haunted their pasts—and the last names that made them enemies.

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Tag #40 : Brooklyn Nine-Nine Book Tag

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If you didn’t know, I am Brooklyn Nine-Nine trash. Like really, that show is my biggest stress relief and I love it to pieces. So it was only normal I would jump on the opportunity to do a tag about it when I found out my friend Em (they do not have a blog anymore) was doing one. Okay but my love for it being professed, it still has its problem, mainly ableism, fatmisia and acemisia so be aware of those things if you decide to watch it. I don’t want anyone getting hurt by its content. Now that that’s out of the way, let’s get into the tag.

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#DiverseBookBloggersDiscuss: Unknown Identities Should be Normalized – and Not Ostracized

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Before I start this post, I want to make something clear: this was very hard for me to write. It’s a personal issue I have, and something I care about immensely, but also something that no one else seems to be concerned or aware about (or, at least, no one I follow talks about). This post is coming from an #OwnVoices perspective, but maybe #OwnVoices doesn’t precisely apply here. Does it? Continue reading

Like Water – The Story of Teens screwing up and finding themselves

Like Water

Publication date : October 17th, 2017

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Publisher : Balzer + Bray (Harpercollins)

Genre : Young Adult | Contemporary

Page Count: 312

Synopsis : In Savannah Espinoza’s small New Mexico hometown, kids either flee after graduation or they’re trapped there forever. Vanni never planned to get stuck—but that was before her father was diagnosed with Huntington’s disease, leaving her and her mother to care for him. Now, she doesn’t have much of a plan at all: living at home, working as a performing mermaid at a second-rate water park, distracting herself with one boy after another.
That changes the day she meets Leigh. Disillusioned with small-town life and looking for something greater, Leigh is not a “nice girl.” She is unlike anyone Vanni has met, and a friend when Vanni desperately needs one. Soon enough, Leigh is much more than a friend. But caring about another person stirs up the moat Vanni has carefully constructed around herself, and threatens to bring to the surface the questions she’s held under for so long. (From Goodreads) Continue reading