Book Review & Recommendation: Thy Kingdom Come (Deliver Us from Evil #1) by Monica James

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Monsters are real.

When I was five years old, I watched my mother take her last breath—a breath three monsters stole from her.

I never chose this life. My father says it’s my birthright, but all I see is a curse. It’s because of the Kelly name my mum was slain by the Doyles—our enemies in Dublin, the fellas livin’ on borrowed time.

All of Belfast fears my family, especially me. I’m Puck Kelly, otherwise known as Punky; the lad ye don’t want to double cross.

I don’t do feelings or emotions. I never have…until she walks into my world.

Babydoll is a liar and a thief, but I can’t stay away. We both thrive in the darkness because that’s where our demons can play.

No word af a lie, sixteen years later, those monsters still haunt my dreams. But every monster is scared of somethin’…and that somethin’ is me.

No more hiding in the shadows because I’m huntin’ youse.

Run, wee monsters, run. (From: Goodreads)

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Book Review: Playing with Fire by L.J. Shen

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A broken boy on the path to destruction.
A scarred girl without direction.
A love story carved in secrets, inked with pain and sealed with a lie.

Grace Shaw and West St. Claire are arctic opposites.
She is the strange girl from the food truck.
He is the mysterious underground fighter who stormed into her sleepy Texan college town on his motorcycle one day, and has been wreaking havoc since.
She is invisible to the world.
He is the town’s beloved bad boy.
She is a reject.
He is trouble.
When West thrusts himself into Grace’s quiet life, she scrambles to figure out if he is her happily-ever-after or tragic ending.
But the harder she pushes him away, the more he pulls her out of her shell.
Grace doesn’t know much about anything beyond her town’s limits, but she does know this:
She is falling in love with the hottest guy in Sheridan U.
And when you play with fire—you ought to get burned. (From: Goodreads)

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Blog Tour: Tempting Heat (Tempt Me #1) by Sara Whitney

Hello, beautiful bookish peeps!! Happy February & Happy Tuesday!

I know I haven’t been very active here since last year, and the main reason is because I’m still trying to find the balance between my bookish and personal life. Shamefully, I’ve spent literally 99.9999% of my daily life on my current job and the insanely amount of workload and I honestly wish I could find a way out. Like, get more quality time with my friends and family, or at least dedicate some of my life to my favorite bookish worlds, including this blogging community and the bookstagram one. I mean, remember the unbelievably incredible opportunity to be my all-time-favorite bookish shop’s permanent rep which I once mentioned in the previous post? I promise that I’ll share more details someday soon but right now, I simply want to relish and savor the once-in-a-lifetime experience as much as possible. ><

Anyways, before I start rambling, let me present you with a super cute, quick, fun read I recently devoured!

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Book Review: House of Earth and Blood (Crescent City #1) by Sarah J. Maas

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Bound by blood.
Tempted by desire.
Unleashed by destiny.

Bryce Quinlan had the perfect life—working hard all day and partying all night—until a demon murdered her closest friends, leaving her bereft, wounded, and alone. When the accused is behind bars but the crimes start up again, Bryce finds herself at the heart of the investigation. She’ll do whatever it takes to avenge their deaths.

Hunt Athalar is a notorious Fallen angel, now enslaved to the Archangels he once attempted to overthrow. His brutal skills and incredible strength have been set to one purpose—to assassinate his boss’s enemies, no questions asked. But with a demon wreaking havoc in the city, he’s offered an irresistible deal: help Bryce find the murderer, and his freedom will be within reach.

As Bryce and Hunt dig deep into Crescent City’s underbelly, they discover a dark power that threatens everything and everyone they hold dear, and they find, in each other, a blazing passion—one that could set them both free, if they’d only let it.

With unforgettable characters, sizzling romance, and page-turning suspense, this richly inventive new fantasy series by #1 New York Times bestselling author Sarah J. Maas delves into the heartache of loss, the price of freedom—and the power of love. (From: Goodreads)

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Blog Tour: The Patriot (Hayden Family #1) by Jennifer Millikin

Hello, everybody!! Happy 2021, and I wish you all a fabulous year. 🙂

It’s been so long since I last posted here but I’m back with a brand-new release from one of my all-time-favorite authors, Jennifer Millikin, called “The Patriot,” book one in the Hayden Family series.

Keep reading for more information regarding this beautifully-written book, my review, teasers, first chapter, and above all, a giveaway!

Without further ado, let the party begin, shall we?

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Blog Tour: The Christmas Spirit by Alexandrea Weis

Helloooooo, everyone!!!!! *waving frantically*

Oh my, it’s been a while since I last posted something here and I’d be surprised if you still happened to stick around/stumble upon so thank YOU for continually being awesome. 🙂 How are you doing? Have you read anything great in the past few months? Or have you discovered anything interesting online such as a new bookish community or a cool book club? Let me know!

Okay, so today I’m sharing a relatively good read to me since my reading schedule has been playing tricks on me, resulting in being stuck in a terrible reading slump for almost an entire month. That’s when the heroic book today comes to my rescue and now I’m super pumped to binge read a bunch of my TBRs! 😀

Anyways, without further ado, let’s get started!

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Blog Tour: The Trouble with Wanting by Jillian Liota

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Happy Sunday, everyone!!

How’s your week? I hope it’s amazing. Today I have a book recommendation perfect for your summer read so keep on reading and scrolling! 🙂

Jillian Liota is a rather new contemporary romance author for me and I’m so happy I found her through InkSlinger’s latest blog tour opportunity for her new release, The Trouble with Wanting!!

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Book Review: The Girl in the Love Song (Lost Boys #1) by Emma Scott

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At Santa Cruz Central High School, they called them the misfits, the outcasts, the weirdos. But most of us knew them as the Lost Boys…

Miller Stratton is a survivor. After a harrowing childhood of poverty, he will do anything it takes to find security for himself and his mom. He’s putting all his hopes and dreams in the fragile frame of his guitar and the beauty he creates with its strings and his soulful voice.

Until Violet.

No one expects to meet the love of their life at age thirteen. But the spunky rich girl steals Miller’s heart and refuses to give it back.

Violet McNamara’s life hasn’t been as simple as it looks. Her picture-perfect family is not so perfect after all. Her best friend Miller is her one constant and she is determined not to ruin their friendship with romantic complications.

But the heart wants what it wants. As Miller’s star begins to rise to stratospheric heights, what will it take for Violet to realize that she’s the girl in all of his love songs?

Lost Boys is a new series of interconnected, coming-of-age standalones from USA Today bestselling author Emma Scott, coming in 2020.

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Blog Tour: Empire High Untouchables by Ivy Smoak

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Hello, everyone! Great to see you again, and it’s time for my stop for the blog tour. Today I’m introducing a book I recently read (and hopefully would enjoy more), which is the first instalment of the Empire High series by Ivy Smoak, Empire High Untouchables.

All I want to say is that I wish this would be your cup of tea and that you’ll end up loving this book more than I do. 😛 Without further ado, let’s get started!

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Book Review: Beach Read by Emily Henry

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A romance writer who no longer believes in love and a literary writer stuck in a rut engage in a summer-long challenge that may just upend everything they believe about happily ever afters.

Augustus Everett is an acclaimed author of literary fiction. January Andrews writes bestselling romance. When she pens a happily ever after, he kills off his entire cast.

They’re polar opposites.

In fact, the only thing they have in common is that for the next three months, they’re living in neighboring beach houses, broke, and bogged down with writer’s block.

Until, one hazy evening, one thing leads to another and they strike a deal designed to force them out of their creative ruts: Augustus will spend the summer writing something happy, and January will pen the next Great American Novel. She’ll take him on field trips worthy of any rom-com montage, and he’ll take her to interview surviving members of a backwoods death cult (obviously). Everyone will finish a book and no one will fall in love. Really. (From: Goodreads)

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