Book review: My favorite half-night stand by Christina Lauren (4 stars)

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My favorite half-night stand by Christina Lauren

Genre: Adult, Contemporary, Romance

Rating: 4/5 stars

(Synopsis from Goodreads)

Millie Morris has always been one of the guys. A UC Santa Barbara professor, she’s a female-serial-killer expert who’s quick with a deflection joke and terrible at getting personal. And she, just like her four best guy friends and fellow professors, is perma-single.

So when a routine university function turns into a black tie gala, Mille and her circle make a pact that they’ll join an online dating service to find plus-ones for the event. There’s only one hitch: after making the pact, Millie and one of the guys, Reid Campbell, secretly spend the sexiest half-night of their lives together, but mutually decide the friendship would be better off strictly platonic.

But online dating isn’t for the faint of heart. While the guys are inundated with quality matches and potential dates, Millie’s first profile attempt garners nothing but dick pics and creepers. Enter “Catherine”—Millie’s fictional profile persona, in whose make-believe shoes she can be more vulnerable than she’s ever been in person. Soon “Catherine” and Reid strike up a digital pen-pal-ship…but Millie can’t resist temptation in real life, either. Soon, Millie will have to face her worst fear—intimacy—or risk losing her best friend, forever.

Perfect for fans of Roxanne and She’s the Man, Christina Lauren’s latest romantic comedy is full of mistaken identities, hijinks, and a classic love story with a modern twist. Funny and fresh, you’ll want to swipe right on My Favorite Half-Night Stand.

(Review)

(DISCLAIMER: All thoughts and opinions are my own.)

This novel is told in alternate POVs between Reid and Millie. This book plays with the friends to lovers trope!

I loved that there was a chat room chat and it was very fun and interactive, showcasing to us how they entire clique interacted with each other.

This book was really cute and was a quick read for me.

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Blog tour + Book review: Below (North #1) by Alexandria Warwick (4 stars)

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BOOK INFORMATION

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Below (North #1)

by Alexandria Warwick
Publisher: Wolf Publishing
Release Date: February 4th 2020

Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy

Synopsis:

From the author of The Demon Race comes a YA dark fantasy series inspired by Inuit mythology.

In the heart of the frigid North, there lives a demon known as the Face Stealer. Eyes, nose, mouth—nothing and no one is safe. Once he returns to his lair, or wherever it is he dwells, no one ever sees those faces again.

When tragedy strikes, Apaay embarks on a perilous journey to find her sister’s face—yet becomes trapped in a labyrinth ruled by a sinister girl named Yuki. The girl offers Apaay a deal: find her sister’s face hidden within the labyrinth, and she will be set free. But the labyrinth, and those who inhabit it, is not as it seems. Especially Numiak: darkly beautiful, powerful, whose motives are not yet clear.

With time slipping, Apaay is determined to escape the deadly labyrinth with her sister’s face in hand. But in Yuki’s harsh world, Apaay will need all her strength to survive.

Yuki only plays the games she wins.

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AUTHOR INFORMATION

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Alexandria Warwick is the #1 fan of Avatar: The Last Airbender. She is the author of The Demon Race and the upcoming North series.

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(I received an eARC from Fantastic Flying book club for a voluntary and honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.)

“You love so fiercely. With your whole heart. That’s where your strength comes from..”

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Below (North #1) by Alexandria Warwick 

Genre: YA, Fantasy

Rating: 4/5 stars

(Review)

(DISCLAIMER: All thoughts and opinions are my own.)

This book was one of my anticipated reads (look at that amazing cover) and it has been on my tbr ever since I saw it on someone’s post (I can’t remember who though) and I was so happy to be accepted for the blog tour.

This book was kinda like if you mashed the sisterhood in Frozen with the Last airbender’s water tribe, and I loved both those shows, so this book was easily in my good graces from start until the end. It also gave me vibes of Beyond the black door by A. M. Strickland plus the Hunger games.

It is addictive and fast paced, filled with action and unpredictable twists and turns, it was a wild roller coaster ride and I enjoyed every minute of it. You guys know I love romance-centric books, and although this book didn’t have romance, I still really enjoyed it! I loved the message and the sisterly love, newfound friends and overall, really enjoyed the story and related to Apaay, who defies all odds to make sure she finds her sister’s face.

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Book review: Fight or flight by Samantha Young (5 stars)

“What’s for you will not go by you.”

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Fight or flight by Samantha Young

Genre: Adult, Contemporary, Romance

Rating: 5/5 stars

(Synopsis from Goodreads)

The universe is conspiring against Ava Breevort. As if flying back to Phoenix to bury a childhood friend wasn’t hell enough, a cloud of volcanic ash traveling from overseas delayed her flight back home to Boston. Her last ditch attempt to salvage the trip was thwarted by an arrogant Scotsman, Caleb Scott, who steals a first class seat out from under her. Then over the course of their journey home, their antagonism somehow lands them in bed for the steamiest layover Ava’s ever had. And that’s all it was–until Caleb shows up on her doorstep.

When pure chance pulls Ava back into Caleb’s orbit, he proposes they enjoy their physical connection while he’s stranded in Boston. Ava agrees, knowing her heart’s in no danger since a) she barely likes Caleb and b) his existence in her life is temporary. Not long thereafter Ava realizes she’s made a terrible error because as it turns out Caleb Scott isn’t quite so unlikeable after all. When his stay in Boston becomes permanent, Ava must decide whether to fight her feelings for him or give into them. But even if she does decide to risk her heart on Caleb, there is no guarantee her stubborn Scot will want to risk his heart on her….

(Review)

(DISCLAIMER: All thoughts and opinions are my own.)

This book plays upon the enemies to lovers trope.

My heart broke for Ava and I just wanted to break through the pages and just give her a big bear hug. This book ripped my heart out and ran away with it, refusing to return it back to me.

I really loved the characters and story, the romance was really amazing and overall, it was a great book.

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Book review: Don’t read the comments by Eric Smith (3.5 stars)

(I received an eARC from Edelweiss for a voluntary and honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.)

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Don’t read the comments by Eric Smith 

Genre: YA, Contemporary, Romance

Rating: 3.5/5 stars

(Review)

(DISCLAIMER: All thoughts and opinions are my own.)

This story is told in alternate POVs and I felt that it was very relevant to the current day and age. I love that we get a gamer girl as one of the protagonists and an aspiring game scriptwriter, it was a fresh and very interesting concept.

Fans of Fan the fame and Geekerella will definitely enjoy this book as it dives into the gaming community. Overall, I found this book not bad and it was a quite a quick read for me. I enjoyed the story and characters, as a nerd myself, I totally feel at home with this book and really emphatised with the characters, especially Divya.

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Book review: Wildfire by Carrie Mac (2 stars)

(I received an eARC from NetGalley for a voluntary and honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.)

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Wildfire by Carrie Mac 

Genre: YA, Contemporary, Romance

Rating: 2/5 stars

(Review)

(DISCLAIMER: All thoughts and opinions are my own.)

I was drawn to the cover of this book, but unfortunately, did not enjoy this book. The story is told in non-linear form and we started in the middle which left me confused for a long time and off-kilter until I realised what was going on. Because of this, I felt that the scenes were choppy and it hard for me to pay attention to this book.

Unfortunately, I did not care for the characters and story. Although I did not expect that ending, I preferred the last 50% of this book as it was then did I make sense of the story.

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