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Review: Alex, Approximately by Jenn Bennett

30312700The one guy Bailey Rydell can’t stand is actually the boy of her dreams—she just doesn’t know it yet.

Classic movie fan Bailey “Mink” Rydell has spent months crushing on a witty film geek she only knows online as Alex. Two coasts separate the teens until Bailey moves in with her dad, who lives in the same California surfing town as her online crush.

Faced with doubts (what if he’s a creep in real life—or worse?), Bailey doesn’t tell Alex she’s moved to his hometown. Or that she’s landed a job at the local tourist-trap museum. Or that she’s being heckled daily by the irritatingly hot museum security guard, Porter Roth—a.k.a. her new archnemesis. But life is whole lot messier than the movies, especially when Bailey discovers that tricky fine line between hate, love, and whatever it is she’s starting to feel for Porter.

And as the summer months go by, Bailey must choose whether to cling to a dreamy online fantasy in Alex or take a risk on an imperfect reality with Porter. The choice is both simpler and more complicated than she realizes, because Porter Roth is hiding a secret of his own: Porter is Alex…Approximately.   (From: Goodreads)

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The Liebstar Award!

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Hello, peeps! As you may know, I haven’t posted any tags or bloggers’ awards for quite a long time…*actually, I’ve only celebrated it once, and it was something similar called “The Liebster Award.” If you’re interested, please click here!* If memory serves, I still have two tags to do which I’ve been postponing for months. *Oops* Anyway, first thing first, this time I was nominated by the dearest friend, Karina from afirepages , and I’m beyond thrilled to accept this award! Thank you so much, Karina!!! :-* Continue reading “The Liebstar Award!”

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Review: Strange the Dreamer (Strange the Dreamer #1) by Laini Taylor

28449207The dream chooses the dreamer, not the other way around—and Lazlo Strange, war orphan and junior librarian, has always feared that his dream chose poorly. Since he was five years old he’s been obsessed with the mythic lost city of Weep, but it would take someone bolder than he to cross half the world in search of it. Then a stunning opportunity presents itself, in the person of a hero called the Godslayer and a band of legendary warriors, and he has to seize his chance or lose his dream forever.

What happened in Weep two hundred years ago to cut it off from the rest of the world? What exactly did the Godslayer slay that went by the name of god? And what is the mysterious problem he now seeks help in solving?

The answers await in Weep, but so do more mysteries—including the blue-skinned goddess who appears in Lazlo’s dreams. How did he dream her before he knew she existed? And if all the gods are dead, why does she seem so real?

Welcome to Weep. (From: Goodreads)

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Read-to-Review: The Color Project by Sierra Abrams

22892448Bernice Aurora Wescott has one thing she doesn’t want anyone to know: her name. That is, until Bee meets Levi, the local golden boy who runs a charity organization called The Color Project.

Levi is not at all shy about attempting to guess Bee’s real name; his persistence is one of the many reasons why Bee falls for him. But while Levi is everything she never knew she needed, giving up her name would feel like a stamp on forever. And that terrifies her.

When unexpected news of an illness in the family drains Bee’s summer of everything bright, she is pushed to the breaking point. Losing herself in The Color Project—a world of weddings, funerals, cancer patients, and hopeful families that the charity funds—is no longer enough. Bee must hold up the weight of her family, but to do that, she needs Levi. She’ll have to give up her name and let him in completely or lose the best thing that’s ever happened to her. (From: Goodreads)

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Posted in Music!, Small Talks :-)

Latest Update & Music Power-Up

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Hello! How are you? I hope you’re good. 🙂

Honestly, I planned to write this post when I got two of my most anticipated books this year, but unfortunately, I was informed that I won’t be receiving them until the beginning or middle of June. 😥 (Ugh, this is probably the first and the last time I order from that online bookstore since it takes more than 45 days for international shipping.)

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Read-to-Review: Letters to Eloise by Emily Williams

33977478‘Receiving a hand written letter is something that always puts a smile on my face, no matter who the sender is.’ Flora Tierney.

When post-graduate student Flora falls unexpectedly pregnant during her final year studies she hits a huge predicament; continue a recent affair with her handsome but mysterious lecturer who dazzles her with love letters taken from the ancient tale of ‘Abelard and Heloise’, or chase after the past with her estranged first love?
But will either man be there to support her during the turmoil ahead?

‘Banish me, therefore, for ever from your heart’, Abelard to Heloise.

Letters to Eloise is the heart wrenching debut epistolary novel by Emily Williams; a love story of misunderstandings, loss, and betrayal but ultimately the incredible bond between mother and child. (From: Goodreads)

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!Special Announcement!

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Well, friends, we are less than 3 days out from the release of Smoke and Ash, the second book in The Afterlight Chronicles! I’m so incredibly excited to share this release with you all! But… that’s not why I’m writing to you…

If you’ve been on my site in the past month, then you know that a fear friend, Jackson Thomas, was involved in a horrible car wreck that nearly claimed his life. It’s a miracle that he survived at all, let alone that he is doing as well as he is. Jackson, the beautiful IMG_0774human, stood up and walked half of his hallway today! He’s doing MIRACULOUSLY well. But that doesn’t change the fact that he still needs help. And plenty of it.

For those of you who HAVEN’T been on my site in a while and have no idea who this Jackson K Thomas is, allow me…

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Review: Unfiltered: No Shame, No Regrets, Just Me by Lily Collins

C7ry3K6VMAAGhwjIn this groundbreaking debut essay collection, featuring never-before-seen photos, actress Lily Collins—star of Mortal Instruments and the upcoming Rules Don’t Apply—is opening a poignant, honest conversation about the things young women struggle with: body image, self-confidence, relationships, family, dating, and so much more.

For the first time ever, Lily shares her life and her own deepest secrets, underlining that every single one of us experiences pain and heartbreak. We all understand what it’s like to live in the light and in the dark. For Lily, it’s about making it through to the other side, where you love what you see in the mirror and where you embrace yourself just as you are. She’s learned that all it takes is one person standing up and saying something for everyone else to realize they’re not alone.

By turns hilarious and heartbreaking, Lily’s honest voice will inspire you to be who you are and say what you feel. It’s time to claim your voice! It’s time to live your life unfiltered. (From: Goodreads)

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