To sum-up: October 2018

 

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October has come and gone all I can think is how in the actual hell are we two months away from 2019. I’m just. This year has been a whirlwind so I’m glad it’s coming to an end, but also, it was so fast? I’ll stop babbling now and get on to the wrap-up because I know we’re all probably freaking out about this.

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#DiverseBookBloggersDiscuss: US Bloggers’ privilege and whatnots

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When I decided to create my blog, I knew I had to spend a lot of my time and effort into creating good and interesting content. But I took the step anyway because I love books too much and I enjoy talking about them and recommending the ones I liked.
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Mating the Huntress – Fun and steamy werewolf romance

Mating the Huntress

Publication date : October 1st, 2018

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Publisher : Nixon House

Genre : Adult |Romance

Page Count: 136

Synopsis : Chastity Adofo knows a monster when she sees one. As soon as Luke Anthony wanders into her family’s coffee shop, she recognises the evil lurking beneath his charming smile and fantastic arse. The handsome werewolf is determined to have her—but she’s determined to cut out his heart.

Little does she know, Luke’s plans for her are far more pleasurable than murder. And when the full moon rises, all bets are off… (From Goodreads) Continue reading

The Astonishing Color of After – The Book that Broke me into a Million tiny pieces

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Publication date : October 13th, 2017

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Publisher : Little Brown Books | Penguin Random House

Genre : Young Adult |Magical Realism

Page Count: 462

Synopsis : Leigh Chen Sanders is absolutely certain about one thing: When her mother died by suicide, she turned into a bird.
Leigh, who is half Asian and half white, travels to Taiwan to meet her maternal grandparents for the first time. There, she is determined to find her mother, the bird. In her search, she winds up chasing after ghosts, uncovering family secrets, and forging a new relationship with her grandparents. And as she grieves, she must try to reconcile the fact that on the same day she kissed her best friend and longtime secret crush, Axel, her mother was taking her own life.

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Fœtus Fadwa’s opinions: Where I stand on tropes I used to love/hate

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In today’s post I have decided to embarass myself by willingly referencing posts of mine that are over two years old. I thought it was a good idea to check back on opinions I had back then and see if I felt the same way…that until I actually reread the posts and cringed so hard, my teeth were grinding. I’m still going through with this because I love pain and I’M NOT A CHICKEN. So what I’m basically going through two posts, one of the tropes I love, one of thoses I hate and see if I still feel the same. So this should be…interesting. I strongly urge you to read those posts first, they’re fairly short…compared to the ones I write now I mean. Continue reading

Couldn’t Ask for More – Cutesy Romance to soften my cold heart. Almost.

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Series: The Southern Gentlemen #2

Publication date : October 2nd, 2018goodreads

Publisher : Sourcebooks Casablanca

Genre : Adult |Romance

Page Count: 320

Synopsis : They’ll discover exactly what happens when you mix business with pleasure…
Bryan James’s job is on thin ice. His dad has threatened to boot him from his executive position at the family textile company–unless he can score a major contract with a popular design house. Bryan knows his best friend’s younger sister can help, but her terms and conditions are more than he bargained for.

Alexis Devers’s debut fashion line is a hit. But when Alexis’s publicist tells buyers that it landed her a wealthy and handsome fiance, Alexis needs to come up with a fake fiance–fast. Bryan’s offer to strike a deal is perfectly timed. She’s more than willing…as long as he plays the role. Luckily, Alexis would never do something as silly as falling for her brother’s best friend…(From Goodreads) Continue reading

TAG #43: Blogging Buddies + Books Tag

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One of my favourite things about being a blogger is having blogger friends to share my love for books with, and that continuously produce quality bookish (and non-bookish) content for us to read and enjoy. So of course I want to share my love for them, which I did by sharing some of my favourite bloggers BUT. When I saw the Blogging Buddies + Books Tag on Marie @ Drizzle and Hurricane Books‘ blog, I knew I HAD to do it. So thank you for putting it on my radar and kinda, sorta, tagging me haha.

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#DiverseBookBloggersDiscuss: A Brown girl thinking about Books

 

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Look at the sky and scrunch up your eyes.

Now, what do you see?

You know what I see? I see myriad skies at once – orange sprouting grey tufts, blue gilded gold, a sombre red grouching very noticeably. I sense words trickle through my mind – a brazen shower of emotions and thoughts.

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Not Even Bones – The dark book that keeps on getting darker

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Series: Market of Monsters #1

Publication date : September 4th, 2018goodreads

Publisher : HMH Teen

Genre : Young Adult |Fantasy – Thriller

Page Count: 368

Synopsis : Nita doesn’t murder supernatural beings and sell their body parts on the internet—her mother does that. Nita just dissects the bodies after they’ve been “acquired.” Until her mom brings home a live specimen and Nita decides she wants out; dissecting a scared teenage boy is a step too far. But when she decides to save her mother’s victim, she ends up sold in his place—because Nita herself isn’t exactly “human.” She has the ability to alter her biology, a talent that is priceless on the black market. Now on the other side of the bars, if she wants to escape, Nita must ask herself if she’s willing to become the worst kind of monster. (From Goodreads) Continue reading

Blanca & Roja – Breathtaking Swan Lake meets Snow white & Rose red

 

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Publication date : October 9th, 2018goodreads

Publisher : Feiwel & Friends | Macmillan

Genre : Young Adult | Magical Realism

Page Count: 384

Synopsis :The biggest lie of all is the story you think you already know.
The del Cisne girls have never just been sisters; they’re also rivals, Blanca as obedient and graceful as Roja is vicious and manipulative. They know that, because of a generations-old spell, their family is bound to a bevy of swans deep in the woods. They know that, one day, the swans will pull them into a dangerous game that will leave one of them a girl, and trap the other in the body of a swan. Continue reading