Book review: The opposite of falling apart by Micah Good (3 stars)

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

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The opposite of falling apart by Micah Good 

Genre: YA, Contemporary, Romance

Rating: 3/5 stars

(Review)

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

I related to Brennan SO MUCH because she has anxiety too and I just- I just really related because her anxiety is so similar to mine. I liked the conflict between her and Jonas, who is frustrated about his leg that he lost to a car accident.

Unfortunately, I did find it very slow paced and because of that, I was bored (I’m a bigger fan of fast paced books) by 50% and ended up speed reading through the book.

I would totally read the book Brennan is writing (the author should totally write it!)

I really found myself relating to Brennan, but the pacing threw me off so much that it didn’t manage to continue holding my attention.

Have you read this book? What are your thoughts and opinions? Leave a comment down below! 🙂

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INTL Blog Tour + Book Review: The Wolf of Oren-yaro (Chronicles of the Bitch Queen #1) by K. S. Villoso (4 stars)

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Book information:

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A queen of a divided land must unite her people, even if they hate her, even if it means stopping a ruin that she helped create. A debut epic fantasy from an exciting new voice.

“I murdered a man and made my husband leave the night before they crowned me.”

Born under the crumbling towers of Oren-yaro, Queen Talyien was the shining jewel and legacy of the bloody War of the Wolves that nearly tore her nation apart. Her upcoming marriage to the son of her father’s rival heralds peaceful days to come.

But his sudden departure before their reign begins fractures the kingdom beyond repair.

Years later, Talyien receives a message, urging her to attend a meeting across the sea. It’s meant to be an effort at reconciliation, but an assassination attempt leaves the queen stranded and desperate to survive in a dangerous land. With no idea who she can trust, she’s on her own as she struggles to fight her way home.

Author information:

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K.S. Villoso was born in a dank hospital on an afternoon in Albay, Philippines, and things have generally been okay since then. After spending most of her childhood in a slum area in Taguig (where she dodged death-defying traffic, ate questionable food, and fell into open-pit sewers more often than one ought to), she and her family immigrated to Vancouver, Canada, where they spent the better part of two decades trying to chase the North American Dream. She is now living amidst the forest and mountains with her family, children, and dogs in Anmore, BC.

 

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

Book review: The Wolf of Oren-yaro (Chronicles of the Bitch Queen #1) by K. S. Villoso (4 stars)

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The Wolf of Oren-yaro (Chronicles of the Bitch Queen #1) by K. S. Villoso 

Genre: Adult, Fantasy

Rating: 4/5 stars

(Review)

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

This book was fast paced and action-packed, it gave me Avatar: The last airbender and Warrior of the wild vibes, both of which I loved! I really liked that it was gritty and it bounced between past and present.

I liked that we got a feisty and lovable protagonist despite her flaws, she was really inspiring to watch and it was easy to fall in love with her and want to see how the rest of the story played out. Khine was another character that shone for me because of his kindness and charismatic ways while I hated Yuebek so much!

I really liked the quick pace and character driven story (I don’t think I’ve ever read a book like this!) but this one definitely was good! I’m hoping for romance (idk?) but loved that this book took me on a roller coaster ride to another world and had me hooked. I was impressed by the unpredictability of the book and THAT ENDING had me wanting to read the next book ASAP!

Have you read this book? What are your thoughts and opinions? Leave a comment down below! 🙂

A big thank you to Shealea and Caffeine Book tours for the opportunity to be on this book tour!

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)

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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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Book review: Beyond the Shadowed Earth (Beneath the haunting sea #2) by Joanna Ruth Meyer (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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Beyond the Shadowed Earth (Beneath the haunting sea #2) by Joanna Ruth Meyer 

Genre: YA, Fantasy

Rating: 2/5 stars

(Review)

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You don’t have to read the first book to understand this one, but I did and feel that it would give a little more backstory if you did because the protagonist of this book, Eda was kinda prominent in the first book as well.

Unfortunately, I speed read this book as I found it pretty boring as I did not care for Eda. I preferred the first book as I felt it was more interesting and that Talia was more relatable for me as compared to Eda.

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Blog tour + Book review: Throw like a girl by Sarah Henning (4 stars)

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BOOK INFORMATION

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Throw Like a Girl

by Sarah Henning
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Release Date: January 7th 2020

Genre: Contemporary, Young Adult, Romance

Synopsis:

Friday Night Lights meets Morgan Matson’s The Unexpected Everything in this contemporary debut where swoonworthy romance meets underdog sports story.

When softball star Liv Rodinsky throws one ill-advised punch during the most important game of the year, she loses her scholarship to her fancy private school, her boyfriend, and her teammates all in one fell swoop. With no other options, Liv is forced to transfer to the nearest public school, Northland, where she’ll have to convince their coach she deserves a spot on the softball team, all while facing both her ex and the teammates of the girl she punched… Every. Single. Day.

Enter Grey, the injured star quarterback with amazing hair and a foolproof plan: if Liv joins the football team as his temporary replacement, he’ll make sure she gets a spot on the softball team in the Spring. But it will take more than the perfect spiral for Liv to find acceptance in Northland’s halls, and behind that charming smile, Grey may not be so perfect after all.

With well-drawn characters and a charming quarterback love interest who’s got brains as well as brawn, Throw Like a Girl will have readers swooning from the very first page.

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AUTHOR INFORMATION

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Sarah Henning is a recovering journalist who has worked for the Palm Beach Post, Kansas City Star and Associated Press, among others. While in South Florida, Sarah lived and worked through five hurricanes, which gave her an extreme respect for the ocean. When not writing, she runs ultramarathons, hits the playground with her two kids and hangs out with her husband Justin, who doubles as her long-suffering IT department. Sarah lives in Lawrence, Kansas, which, despite being extremely far from the beach, happens to be pretty cool.

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TOUR SCHEDULE

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

“Standing up for yourself doesn’t mean walking away.”

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Throw like a girl by Sarah Henning

Genre: YA, Contemporary, Romance

Rating: 4/5 stars

(Review)

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

This book was fast paced and really enjoyable. Fans of sports would definitely enjoy this book! I was swooning over Grey ever since we first met him. I found this book totally swoon worthy and cute.

It was easy for me to love and root for Liv and Grey and I was so glad that she got her opportunity to shine as people saw her potential instead of being sexist. Fans of The Field Party series will definitely love! MY HEART was tossed around like a football, but I enjoyed the ride.

I finished this book in one sitting and really liked the fast pace and found it heartwarming. I definitely rooted for the characters from start to finish and loved the girl power in this book.

 

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PRIZE: 2 finished copies of the book. The giveaway is open to US Residents only

Dates: 7th January – 21st January 2020

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