To sum-up: June 2018

 

2018 June

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June has come and gone and with it a bunch of things have happened, some of which are good, others not so much, but the highlight is that the blog is up an running again smoothly!!  Continue reading

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The Poet X – Broke me to Pieces and put me back Together

 

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Publication date : March 6th, 2018goodreads

Publisher : HarperTeen

Genre : Young Adult |Contemporary

Page Count: 368

Synopsis : 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.  Continue reading

TAG #41: Mid-Year Book Freak-Out Tag

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It’s…the end of June. I will spare you the “omg time flies” freak out but just know, TIME FLIES AND I’M FREAKING OUT!!! Half the year is gone and that means it’s time for a little bookish update and check up to see how this year in books has been treating us. I’ve been tagged to do the Mid-Year Book Freak-Out tag by two Jami @ JamiShelves and Aimee @ Aimee, Always. So, thank you lovelies. This tag was created by Chami @ ReadLikeWildFire and Ely @ Ely Jayne. Continue reading

Most Anticipated Releases of 2018: July – December

2018 releases pt 2

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It’s the last week of June (…How?) so it’s time to share with you all the books I’m highly anticipating for the second half of the year. This one is a little shorter than the one I did for the first six months simply because I have no books for December (not many release during the month, and the ones that do that I am aware of, don’t really interest me) and also because somehow quite a few books I was excited for got pushed to early 2019 *wails*, off the top of my head, this happened to AT LEAST 3 of my most anticipated releases. Anyway, here goes my list: Continue reading

An Enchantement of Ravens – Cool premise, good writing… but not much else

 

An Enchantement of Ravens

Publication date : September 26th, 2017goodreads

Publisher : Margaret K. McElderry Books

Genre : Young Adult | Fantasy

Page Count: 300

Synopsis : Isobel is a prodigy portrait artist with a dangerous set of clients: the sinister fair folk, immortal creatures who cannot bake bread, weave cloth, or put a pen to paper without crumbling to dust. They crave human Craft with a terrible thirst, and Isobel’s paintings are highly prized. But when she receives her first royal patron—Rook, the autumn prince—she makes a terrible mistake. She paints mortal sorrow in his eyes—a weakness that could cost him his life. Continue reading

Nice Try, Jane Sinner – Tackling depression with humour… On a reality show

Nice Try, Jane Sinner

Publication date : January 9th, 2018

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Publisher : Clarion Books

Genre : Young Adult | Contemporary

Page Count: 420

Synopsis : The only thing 17-year-old Jane Sinner hates more than failure is pity. After a personal crisis and her subsequent expulsion from high school, she’s going nowhere fast. Jane’s well-meaning parents push her to attend a high school completion program at the nearby Elbow River Community College, and she agrees, on one condition: she gets to move out.

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#DiverseBookBloggersDiscuss: The cultural challenge of International Book Blogging

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I once blogged in Portuguese. That’s my language, the one I was raised speaking. I was part of the Brazilian book blogging community, and it was great in some ways, lousy in others. Once I decided to come back to blogging, I made the option to join the international book blogging community. To blog in English this time around. Continue reading

Isle of Blood and Stone – Two dead princes, two maps, one mystery to solve

 

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Series: Isle of Blood and Stone #1

Publication date : April 10th, 2018goodreads

Publisher : HMH Teen

Genre : Young Adult | Fantasy

Page Count: 400

Synopsis : Nineteen-year-old Elias is a royal explorer, a skilled mapmaker, and the new king of del Mar’s oldest friend. Soon he will embark on the adventure of a lifetime, an expedition past the Strait of Cain and into uncharted waters. Nothing stands in his way…until a long-ago tragedy creeps back into the light, threatening all he holds dear.
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Not the Girls You’re Looking for Blog Tour: Review + Author Interview

 

Not the Girls You're Looking for

Publication date : June 19th, 2018

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Publisher : Feiwel and Friends | MacMillan

Genre : Young Adult | Contemporary

Page Count: 336

Synopsis : Lulu Saad doesn’t need your advice, thank you very much. She’s got her three best friends and nothing can stop her from conquering the known world. Sure, for half a minute she thought she’d nearly drowned a cute guy at a party, but he was totally faking it. And fine, yes, she caused a scene during Ramadan. It’s all under control. Ish.
Except maybe this time she’s done a little more damage than she realizes. And if Lulu can’t find her way out of this mess soon, she’ll have to do more than repair friendships, family alliances, and wet clothing. She’ll have to go looking for herself.
(From Goodreads)

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Summer break is Here and so Am I

 

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Hello friends!

I’M BACK!!! HAVE YOU MISSED ME?

Either way, I missed this blog, visiting others blogs and talking to everyone! During these two months I thought about starting to schedule posts ahead of time to make my return easier for me, but has it happened?… NOPE. I’d wake up motivated but by the time I finish studying, I’d be so exhausted that I’d flop down face first on my bed. So I’m writing this post Sunday, meaning last night when you’re reading this. So much for being ahead of things… Continue reading