July Wrap-Up // I Finally Read More Than 6 Books!

Usually, I’ll say X month has passed away so fast, but to be honest July took forever. Not because I didn’t read a lot of books (because I did, I read soooo much), but because I was looking forward to the exciting prospects of August. I have some important announcements + news during this post! 

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P E R S O N A L 

  • i’m going on vacayyyyy – Some people are saying “summer is over blah, blah, blah”, but too me I feel like summer just began. I’m going on vacation from Aug. 7th TO Sep.14! So this is going to be my last wrap-up at the moment. But where I am going, there is bad interenet, and since I don’t want to waste 80$, I won’t have any internet. So I won’t be able to blog, or go on goodreads. Not until Sept. 20.

The reason I won’t be back five days later than my return date, is because I will be going to school, so I will need time to adjust (to school, and timezones)

  • i started a brand new tumblr – So I have absolutely no idea what I’m going to do on it, maybe like post random bookish stuff. I’ve been thinking to create aesthetics revolving around my favorite books. I already posted something! It’s called strawberry snow. Do any of you guys have a  tumblr? Link it, so I can visit!
  • I updated my goodreads “About Me” section – I am sooo proud of it because it feels like I FINALLY wrote an about me, that actually feels like ME.

B O O K I S H / B L O G

I READ 23 BOOKS THIS MONTH! I feel honestly so proud of myself, because these past few months I’ve only read 6 books (on average). I didn’t want to overwhelm anyone, or make this post extra long so I only wrote about the memorable books. Here are some of them + my thoughts, and links to reviews (if I did any).

  • The UnlikeliesSadie was such a boring, and bland character. The plot was a bit exciting, but it got really boring at times| 3 STARS 
  • Vassa in the Night | I was excited by the premise of a Russian fairy tale retelling. I even did some research on the fairy tale itself! But this book was a huge disappointment, and honestly I felt like I was played. By a book. | 2 stars 
  • The Darkest Part of The Forest | Wow. THIS BOOK WAS WONDERFUL!! I reallly loved the sub plots, and how everythin just FIT together. The world building, and plot, and even the characters were one of the best parts of the books!| 4.5 STARS
  • The Girl At MidnightThis was also a pretty good fantasy book. I feel like it’s perfect for every hard-core fantasy lover out there!| 4 stars 
  • The Upside of UnrequitedSuch a fantabulous book! I didn’t expect less from Becky Albertalli. I feel like I really need to read Simon V.S now| 4.5 STARS 
  • Noteworthy | I loved this book so freaking much. My heart, and stomach gets the fuzzy feels when thinking about this book, lol. The main character is so diverse, and the plot was hilaroius (the MC dresses up as a guy to join a singing group, and she has to keep her cover throughout the book). | 5 beautiful stars 

To view the rest of my books read in July, see my shelf on Goodreads.

August Book Haul

I only got a  few books because, as I said, I’m going on vacation. These are only to read for the first week until I go, but I’m still excited to read them.

  • A Madness So Discreet by Mindy McGinnis – Author of Female of the Species, which I loved soo much! So when I saw this, I had to get this along with…
  • Given to the Sea by Mindy McGinnis – I feel like I’m turning into trash into her books, because when I see her name, I buy.
  • The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black – Holly Black is the author of The Darkest Part of the Forest, which I loved dearly, so I got this too. IT HAS VAMPIRES!
  • The Shadow Queen – So I already read this (oops!), but I bought it for August, so I guess it stills counts????

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U P C O M I N G

Since, I’m leaving in the beginning of August there won’t be any posts from me! So here is what’s upcoming for this week:

  • What makes a good book, a good book?
  • Shadow Queen book Review

That’s literally it, i feel like crying.

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How was July for you guys? How much books did you read??? What’s up for you guys next month? Let me know! 

The Unlikelies Book Review // A Summer Read that Was Sweet & Sour

Title: The Unlikelies

Author: Carrie Firestone

Rating: 3 Stars

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P R O S ✨

  • Interesting Story – The thing that attracted me more to this book (other than the delicous cover) was the the blurb, and the story line. Sadie’s life changes when she saves a baby, and risks her life while doing it. After the incident Sadie gets invited to a luncheon for being a hero, and meets four students who were also being awarded for doing good things. Jean, Gordie, Alice, and Val become her friends for the rest of the summer, and start a chain of good deeds, staring an anonymous group called “The Unlikelies”

It was fun, and interesting to see the group take on bullies, and even drug addicts. It wasn’t really lighthearted because there were some heavy topics in the book, and I felt like that fit the book perfectly.

  • Friendships – Really the chemistry between Sadie, and her friends were really sweet. Even though the characters didn’t really know each other, they were there for each other in the darkest of times (Alice’s drug addict best friends, Val’s boyfriend, and Jean’s loss of his father). It felt like they knew each other for their whole life, and the way they acted was sweet, and supportive <3.
  • Family relationships – Sadie’s parents were wonderful, and kind to each other, and Sadie. They weren’t pushy, and let Sadie basically do whatever she wants. But of course, they do look out for her, and encourage her to hang out with her new friends.

C O N S  ✨

  • Too Unreal – Some events in the book were to far fetched. For example: Mr.Upton choosing Sadie to give THOUSAND OF DOLLARS worth of DIAMONDS of all the people. There wasn’t really an exact reason for this, other than Mr. Upton saying Sadie “is the one I’ve been waiting for all these years”. Which, is proved wrong by Mr. Upton’s caretaker, Sissy. Sissy said that Mr. Upton has been “doing this for years”.  That was just crazy 🙄
  • Romance – I didn’t quite enjoy the romance between Sadie, and Gordie because it was just bland, and boring. There was a lot of physical, and less sweeter moments which made me cringe. I think the author didn’t improve on her romance skills, because I didn’t enjoy it in her last novel, The Loose Ends List either.

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Sadie – Overall, she was a good character. Sadie has a big heart, she wasn’t and idiot, and she was a great friend. But the thing was, I felt like she had no personality. After reading a 336 page book, narrated by her, I couldn’t gauge simple facts about her. Other than the fact she likes making care packages, but that’s it.

Alice – Comapred to Sadi’es bland personality, Alice was like bright sunlight. To be honest, I liked  her the  best because she knows her priorites, and how to be a great friend. Her best friend Izzy is doing drugs, and no matter what Izzy gets up to, Alice always bails her out. At first, I was really aggravated at her because I thought she was being nice to Izzy for no reason. But I understood, because having a a BFF meant you stick with them thick, and thin.

Val – Val was also my one of my favorites from the group. She is friendly, and shy. I resonated with at times, because she was such a likeable character. I did have one problem with her. Her situation with her boyfriend was quite pathetic, and I found myself really annoyed with her for going back to him

Jean – Jean is an artist who went through a lot of things. But I like the fact, that despite this he still is able to crack a joke, or smile.  But he is not too laid back, and I’m glad he stayed mad at Sadie for saying what she said.

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The writing style wasn’t memorable, but like Sadie’s voice was bland. At times, I was dozing off, and skipping some pages because some parts were pointless.

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3 stars, I do recommend it in the short run. But in the long run, not really because it can get pretty boring.

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I’m glad I got it on sale, and didn’t spend a full 10.00 on this book. How about you? Did you read it yet? Do you plan on to? Do you plan to? If you did read it,  what did you think of it? Who were your favorite characters? Who was you least favorite character? 

Waiting on Wednesday #38

31681276Title: American Panda

Author: Gloria Chao

Blurb (GR): At seventeen, Mei Lu should be in high school, but skipping fourth grade was part of her parents’ master plan. Now a freshman at MIT, she is on track to fulfill the rest of this predetermined future: become a doctor, marry a preapproved Taiwanese Ivy Leaguer, produce a litter of babies.

With everything her parents have sacrificed to make her cushy life a reality, Mei can’t bring herself to tell them the truth—that she (1) hates germs, (2) falls asleep in biology lectures, and (3) has a crush on her classmate Darren Takahashi, who is decidedly not Taiwanese.

But when she reconnects with her brother, Xing, who is estranged from the family for dating the wrong woman, Mei starts to wonder if all the secrets are truly worth it. Can she find a way to be herself, whoever that is, before her web of lies unravels?

From debut author Gloria Chao comes a hilarious, heartfelt tale of how unlike the panda, life isn’t always so black and white.

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I am so happy to see an Asian model on the cover, and a diverse story that’s not really about race, but finding your way in the world! The story-line cannot be put better, and I’m super excited to read this!! What are you waiting on? Link me your WoW down below!! 

Mini-Book Haul!! // July Edition

the greatest feeling in the world  is when you buy books that are on sale.

No joke. I love sales, and books so when the two are put together it’s true love <3.

A few days ago, my second hand bookshop had a huge sale because it was closing (😭😭), and you know I went all out! And I’m sharing my books here.

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B O O K S

20958632Title: The Darkest Part of the Forest

Author: Holly Black

Blurb (GR): Children can have a cruel, absolute sense of justice. Children can kill a monster and feel quite proud of themselves. A girl can look at her brother and believe they’re destined to be a knight and a bard who battle evil. She can believe she’s found the thing she’s been made for.

Hazel lives with her brother, Ben, in the strange town of Fairfold where humans and fae exist side by side. The faeries’ seemingly harmless magic attracts tourists, but Hazel knows how dangerous they can be, and she knows how to stop them. Or she did, once.

At the center of it all, there is a glass coffin in the woods. It rests right on the ground and in it sleeps a boy with horns on his head and ears as pointed as knives. Hazel and Ben were both in love with him as children. The boy has slept there for generations, never waking.

Until one day, he does…

As the world turns upside down, Hazel tries to remember her years pretending to be a knight. But swept up in new love, shifting loyalties, and the fresh sting of betrayal, will it be enough?

This has been on my TBR for about 5,677,329,875,907,070,276,028,346 years okay? So to be able to hold this in my hand, and cross it off my TBR, feels so wonderful. But then I’d add another book anyway.


23430471Title: Riders

Author: Veronica Rossi

Blurb (GR): Nothing but death can keep eighteen-year-old Gideon Blake from achieving his goal of becoming a U.S. Army Ranger. As it turns out, it does.

While recovering from the accident that most definitely killed him, Gideon finds himself with strange new powers and a bizarre cuff he can’t remove. His death has brought to life his real destiny. He has become War, one of the legendary four horsemen of the apocalypse.

Over the coming weeks, he and the other horsemen—Conquest, Famine, and Death—are brought together by a beautiful but frustratingly secretive girl to help save humanity from an ancient evil on the emergence.

They fail.

Now—bound, bloodied, and drugged—Gideon is interrogated by the authorities about his role in a battle that has become an international incident. If he stands any chance of saving his friends and the girl he’s fallen for—not to mention all of humankind—he needs to convince the skeptical government officials the world is in imminent danger.

But will anyone believe him?

I love Veronica Rossi’s books. Did I mention that I love Veronica Rossi? I LOVE VERONICA ROSSI AS MUCH AS I LOVE BUBBLE TEA!! I loved her series Under The Never Sky, and I cannot wait to see what beautiful story she weaves in this novel!


15392025Title: Dreamland

Author: Sarah Dessen

Blurb (GR): Love can be a very dangerous thing.

After her sister left, Caitlin felt lost.

Then she met Rogerson.

When she’s with him, nothing seems real.

But what happens when being with Rogerson becomes a larger problem than being without him?

I LOVE SARAH DESSENS BOOK, IT’S LIKE TREATING MYSELF TOO 5 CAKES!! Her stories are so sweet, and romantic ❤


31078124Title: Unlikelies

Author: Carrie Firestone

Blurb (GR): One good deed will change everything.

Sadie is not excited for the summer before her senior year. It will be her first without her college-bound best friend and (now ex-)boyfriend by her side, so Sadie braces herself for a long, lonely, and boring season working at a farm stand in the Hamptons. But things take an unexpected turn when Sadie steps in to help rescue a baby in peril and footage of her impromptu good deed goes viral.

As she’s recovering from “the incident” and adjusting to her Internet fame, Sadie receives an invitation to a lunch honoring teem homegrown heroes. The five honorees instantly connect and soon decide to spend their time together righting local wrongs. Sadie and her new friends embark on escalating acts of vigilante Good Samaritanism, but might be in over her heads when they try to help a heroin-addicted friend. Are good intentions enough to hold unlikely friendships—and an even unlikelier new romance—together?

I saw this everywhere a month ago, and I was intirgued by the cover (it has ice cream in case you haven’t notice), and the blurb. So when I saw this of course I had to get it!


25689031Title: Gifted

Author: H.A Swain

Blurb (GR): In Orpheus Chanson’s world, geniuses and prodigies are no longer born or honed through hard work. Instead, procedures to induce Acquired Savant Abilities (ASAs) are now purchased by the privileged. And Orpheus’s father holds the copyright to the ASA procedure.

Zimri Robinson, a natural musical prodigy, is a “plebe”–a worker at the enormous warehouse that supplies an on-line marketplace that has supplanted all commerce. Her grueling schedule and her grandmother’s illness can’t keep her from making music–even if it is illegal.

Orpheus and Zimri are not supposed to meet. He is meant for greatness; she is not. But sometimes, rules are meant to be broken. Here is a thriller, love story, and social experiment that readers will find gripping–and terrifying.

This was also a hyped up book. I saw this at a very cheap price. Only 3 dollars, and I grabbed it before anyone else can!

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That’s all the books I acquired today! The total was about 10$, which is way less than the original amount. I’m so excited to read these, but I am pretty sad my favorite bookshop is closing. What have you recently bought/borrowed? What books should I read first (because I have no idea which one to start!!!)?  

4 Unique Tropes I Need To See More of!

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A few weeks ago I wrote a post talking about 5 tropes that I was tired of. Now I decided to the opposite (with a little twist). Today I’m going to talk about tropes that are underrated, and need to see more of.

1) Change of Heart

I love this type of romance, because it’s so cute! It’s so amusing to see our hero and heroine go from hating each other guts, to falling in love. The journey is usually filled with so much laughs, and cute scenes!

I really haven’t seen or read too many books revolving around this trope. I heard When Dimple Met Rishi, but like most hyped books I haven’t gotten around to read it yet. Do you guys have any recs with this trope?

2.) Villanoius Crush

This would be a such a cool, and exciting romance story if a villain, and a hero fell in love. But in the world they are it’s like very shameful, and then they have a child, and OMG I think I have good book idea right now…

But seriously, it would be awesome to see this in a YA fantasy novel/series. I only heard of these in like fan-fictions.

3.) Healthy Sibling Relationships

Name at least 5 or more books (that are YA) that have a super goals worthy sibling relationship.

*crickets*

This trope is so under-used, and barely visible in the bookish community. But why? I honestly don’t know, because it’s not even that hard to write about. It’s basically a brother or sister who is supportive to our protagonist. I have seen so many books with so many healthy friend relationships, it’s time  for siblings to steal the limelight. 🙊

4.) Characters That Have a Personality

Have you ever read a book in which the plot is super amazing, and awesome, but then you realize you know nothing about the character?

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I think it happened to me one to many times. That’s why characters that have an interest, or a personality are super important when it comes to a story.  Lately, I think authors are working on this. I can never forget the PJO series because of their unique characters.

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I have been on hiatus lately because So what do you think of my list? What tropes do you want to see more of in books? And what tropes would you want to see less? Do you agree with my list? Do you disagree? 

The Girl At Midnight Book Review // An Action-Packed Read!

20345202Title: The Girl At Midnight

Author: Mellisa Grey

Rating: 4 stars

Blurb (GR): Magic lives in our darkest corners.

Beneath the streets of New York City live the Avicen, an ancient race of people with feathers for hair and magic running through their veins. Age-old enchantments keep them hidden from humans. All but one. Echo is a runaway pickpocket who survives by selling stolen treasures on the black market, and the Avicen are the only family she’s ever known.

Echo is clever and daring, and at times she can be brash, but above all else she’s fiercely loyal. So when a centuries-old war crests on the borders of her home, she decides it’s time to act.

Legend has it that there is a way to end the conflict once and for all: find the firebird, a mythical entity believed to possess power the likes of which the world has never seen. It will be no easy task, though if life as a thief has taught Echo anything, it’s how to hunt down what she wants…and how to take it.

But some jobs aren’t as straightforward as they seem. And this one might just set the world on fire.

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Pro’s

  • Story – I loved almost everything about this book because it has so much action-packed layers too it. It has some sub-plots, but not enough to confuse. Just to make you love it more! Like many people said, this story was similar to Daughter of Smoke and Bone. But not by much. The ending was less confusing, and more organized.
  • World Building – The fantasy world in, which this book takes place in lives underneath out modern world. Underneath famous sites (or sometimes regular stores) is a magical society called the Avciens (I dunno if I’m spelling it correctly). They are like people, but with bird plumage. And then there is their long hated enemy, the Drakharin (I’m pretty sure I spelled it wrong) dragon people, who can’t fly.  An ancient story about a firebird, said to bring peace to the two races. And it’s up too Echo, and her friends to find it. I loved how this world was put together!
  • Romance – surprisingly, there was romance! I really didn’t expect to find it in this novel, but I did! And I loved it. The chemistry was phenomenal. And the romance overall, was a bit slow, but cute. There was no love triangles or squares, whatsoever.

Cons

  • The beginning – It was a bit slow, and boring to start with.

 

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Echo – Echo’s snarkiness, and sassiness was on point. That girl had a comeback for everything, and it was really funny to watch (or read) her fight with everyone else. I liked her humour, and most importantly her character development. She changed throughout the book as a better person, who valued her friends.

Caius – Tbh, I don’t know how you pronounce his name. I say “Caius” even though I know that’s really wrong. But he was a sweet Dragon Prince, and really innocent.  I loved his hard-working, and caring personality.

Tanith – CURSE YOU, TANITH! She was so cruel, and bloodthirsty, like stop okay?!! AND NOT TO MENTION SO ANNOYING. She always comes in, just when it becomes juicy.

Ivy – She is such a great best friend, so supportive, and loving too Echo. I also love how she has this hidden bad-ass side to her, and how kind she is. I really thought she would end up with Dorain, but she didn’t

Dorian – ASDFGHJKL, his bromance with Caius and his romance with Jasper was so…. KYAA! I’m not making any sense, but read the book and you know what I mean, lol.

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The writing style was phenomenal! It flowed so easily, and since it was told in different P.O.V’S it blended in with the persons personality.  Each character has his or her own voice. I enjoyed reading this book!

 

 

 

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4 stars! I really did enjoy this book, and think it’s perfect for fantasy lovers out there! The cover also looks gorgeous.

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Did you read it yet? Do you plan on to? Do you plan to? If you did read it,  what did you think of it? Who were your favorite characters? Who was you least favorite character? 

Waiting on Wednesday #37

31450852Title: Tower of Dawn

Author: sARAH j. mASS (asdfghjkl)

Blurb (GR): In the next installment of the New York Times bestselling Throne of Glass series, follow Chaol on his sweeping journey to a distant empire.

Chaol Westfall has always defined himself by his unwavering loyalty, his strength, and his position as the Captain of the Guard. But all of that has changed since the glass castle shattered, since his men were slaughtered, since the King of Adarlan spared him from a killing blow, but left his body broken.

His only shot at recovery lies with the legendary healers of the Torre Cesme in Antica—the stronghold of the southern continent’s mighty empire. And with war looming over Dorian and Aelin back home, their survival might lie with Chaol and Nesryn convincing its rulers to ally with them.

But what they discover in Antica will change them both—and be more vital to saving Erilea than they could have imagined.

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Ladies and gentlemen, you are looking at the sixth book for the ToG series! ASDFGHJKLZXCVBNM!! The cover looks fine to me (regardless of people are saying), and THE BLURB SOUNDS SO AWESOME!! What are you waiting on? Link your WoW below! 

 

Making Money From Book Blogging: My Opinions + 3 (Short) Ways To Make $$$

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Hello everyone! On today’s discussion post I’m going to be talking about something that is widely known as a bit of a ‘taboo’ topic. I am a bit worried about how people react, but it’s not like I’m having a mini-breakdown *laughs nervously*



Today, I’m going to talk about book bloggers being paid to review book. The reason why this is claimed to be a sensitive topic is because there are a lot of people who are very against this.

Reasons Why Monetizing Book Bloggers Has Strike Dislike In Some People

  • They wouldn’t know whether too trust that person or not. After all, they are getting paid. People might believe that the reviewer is saying great things about a book or anything really) solely because they are getting money out of it.
  • Because the blogger is getting paid, the blogger is only in it for money.
  • Because they are already getting paid. In books. Publishers can give bloggers print advanced copies of a book to review. These ARC’S take time and money to send out, and make. So why should this publisher pay even more for a review??


MY OPINION

Personally, I wouldn’t want to get paid to review simpily for the following reasons

  • I don’t want to get my reason for blogging mixed up with money.  I didn’t start blogging for money. Heck, I didn’t even know that one could get paid for blogging, until I came across Pinterest. It never really did cross my mind
  • I don’t really think I need to get paid for blogging, because I might get ARC’S (one day). I think that alone is a huge privilege
  • It wouldn’t work out anyway. As Ashley from NoseGraze explains in this post, we don’t get enough page-views than other different blogger niche’s (like fashion, lifestyle, health, and fitness). So this means sponsored posts wouldn’t pay us enough anyways.

How To Get Paid For Blogging.

Because there are some ambitious folk among you, I have done extensive googling  research on how to get paid for book blogging.  Here are 3 ways to make money

  1. Start a separate business – This business can be anything from beta service, web designing, creating themes, making art stuff.
  2. Amazon Affiliate links – One wouldn’t get much from this, but it’s still a way to make some $$$
  3. Sponsored posts- I mean it makes me feel pretty weird, but it’s still on the table.


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What are your thoughts on making money for book blogging? Would you ask publishers to pay you fro reviewing? Or would you make money some other way? It’s totally okay if you disagree! 

New Blog Design, and New Schedule!

Hi everyone! ❤

As you can see, I have a whole new blog design, and I’m really anxious to know what to guys think!

I was really going for a minimalist theme, and it’s kinda working. The most thing I love about my new design is my new sidebar! I love the picture that I chose (it was me before I went to a wedding).

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So nowadays, I’m trying to be aesthetic, and minimalist about my blog, and even myself. I’ve been working hard, and have been editing almost everything. My featured image (I HAVE NEVER DONE THAT BEFORE, AND IT’S SO EXHAUSTING), my pages, my about me, stuff like that.

Lot’s of thing changed including my schedule. I have gone from 5 days a week to 4 days a week. This might not get me a lot of stats as I used too, but I honestly don’t care anymore. I’m more concerned with the fact that I HAD A HUGE CASE OF ACNE from this schdeule.

Monday – A discussion post

Tuesday – A discussion post

Wednesday – A meme

Thursday- A book review

Honestly, not much has changed! Just one less day of a discussion post, which can make a big difference. My divider also changed from this

 

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to this

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but I’m not feeling this one, so anyone have any suggestions? Please?????

My featured images also changed from this

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tooo this!

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I like this one better! I love the new fonts I downloaded. They are so beautiful.

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i also love my new ‘talk to me’ sign. It’s called “Children of the Starlight”, and the font I used for my Featured images is called “skea”. What do you think about my design? What can I work on? And what new divider should I use??????? Should it be an arrow, a line, or something??? SEND HELP PLS! 

The Upside of Unrequited Book Review // GAH… THIS BOOK WAS SO WONDERFUL

30653853Title: The Upside of Unrequited Book Review

Author: Becky Albertalli

Rating: 4 stars

Blurb (GR): Seventeen-year-old Molly Peskin-Suso knows all about unrequited love—she’s lived through it twenty-six times. She crushes hard and crushes often, but always in secret. Because no matter how many times her twin sister, Cassie, tells her to woman up, Molly can’t stomach the idea of rejection. So she’s careful. Fat girls always have to be careful.

Then a cute new girl enters Cassie’s orbit, and for the first time ever, Molly’s cynical twin is a lovesick mess. Meanwhile, Molly’s totally not dying of loneliness—except for the part where she is. Luckily, Cassie’s new girlfriend comes with a cute hipster-boy sidekick. Will is funny and flirtatious and just might be perfect crush material. Maybe more than crush material. And if Molly can win him over, she’ll get her first kiss and she’ll get her twin back.

There’s only one problem: Molly’s coworker Reid. He’s an awkward Tolkien superfan with a season pass to the Ren Faire, and there’s absolutely no way Molly could fall for him. Right?

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  • Super awesome story – Guys, I’m pretty sure I’m in love with this book, because this was the most sweetest  thing I’ve ever read.  The hype was totally worth it! This story is about Molly, and her romantic troubles (she has about 26 crushes, but no kisses), family troubles, and appearence troubles (she thinks being fat is a bad thing). I felt like this story represented teenagers more effectively than other YA titles do. There was a lot of moments when you can connect to the characters.
  • Diverse story – Another great factor this book had was diversity.  Molly is fat, and has anxiety. Cassie is gay. And the best part is that they are both sperm donor babies, with two moms. Their family is AMAZING. The moms are like super cool, but not super lax. I love Molly’s family members they are soo awesome! Anywho, because of how diverse the cast is, it was very important to the story, as it did allow important moments to happen.
  • Unique Romance – There was sort of a love triangle here (and ya’ll know how I feel about that), but it like disappeared in the beginning to the middle-ish. BECAUSE IT’S SO OBVIOUS WHO LIKES WHO. I liked how the relationship bloomed between the MC, and her love interest. It was so cute though. He’s so geeky, and wonderful *heart eyes*.

Con’s

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SO DIVVERSE LOVIN IT

The characters were so strong, and so freaking relatable, guys!

MOLLY – Our wonderful MC! I was at first considering her a ‘meh’ type of character because it kind of got on my nerves that she thought having a boy would boost her self-esteem. #feministalert. But I related to her a lot of times, too much times to count. And her voice! HER VOICE IS WONDERFUL!!

Cassie – 3 stars to this gal. I don’t appreciate her acting the way she did to Molly. She just took it too far. But then she is the best feminist character ever. I admire her friendship with her friends. She is so protective (but not too protective), and like she will kill you, if you miss with her loved-ones!

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Molly’s narration was soo awesome, and wonderful. It was so funny, and I couldn’t help but laugh at everything she says when she gets nervous! There was such a nice flow to the writing, and I love this author! Her writing style is the best ❤

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So I loved this book so much! It gave me such fuzzy feelings! Did you read it yet? Do you plan on to? Do you plan to? If you did read it,  what did you think of it? Who were your favorite characters? Who was you least favorite character? 

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