Review: In Real Life by Jessica Love.

21525995In Real Life by Jessica Love.
Published: March 1st 2016.
220 pages.
Rating: 2/5
Goodreads | Amazon

Blurb: 
Hannah Cho and Nick Cooper have been best friends since 8th grade. They talk for hours on the phone, regularly shower each other with presents, and know everything there is to know about one another. 

There’s just one problem: Hannah and Nick have never actually met.

Hannah has spent her entire life doing what she’s supposed to, but when her senior year spring break plans get ruined by a rule-breaker, she decides to break a rule or two herself. She impulsively decides to road trip to Las Vegas, her older sister and BFF in tow, to surprise Nick and finally declare her more-than-friend feelings for him.

Hannah’s surprise romantic gesture backfires when she gets to Vegas and finds out that Nick has been keeping some major secrets. Hannah knows the real Nick can’t be that different from the online Nick she knows and loves, but now she only has night in Sin City to figure out what her feelings for Nick really are, all while discovering how life can change when you break the rules every now and then. 

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100 followers! THANK YOU SO MUCH.

So this month marked my 6 months blogversary! I also got to 100 followers, holy shit! That’s honestly so crazy to me, and I know most of you guys are waaaay past 100 followers but to me it’s mind-blowing!

THANK YOU GUYS SO MUCH FOR FOLLOWING ME! Seriously this means the world, you have no idea how happy you make me!

I know I’ve been in a blogging slump lately, and I really appreciate you not unfollowing me. I finally made a blogging schedule and basically a schedule for everything in my life so I can manage my time better so hopefully it’ll work and I’ll be out of this slump soon, yay!

Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. 

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Re-reads: How valid it actually is?

Very! It’s incredibly valid. But maybe not always….

So my kind of re-reads are always like “omg I’ve just finished this book/series but I don’t want to read anything else so I’ll just re-read it!” and I actually just read the dialogues and only read it fully my favorite parts, I’m not sure this could even be considered a re-read, because it’s more like “I don’t want to leave this world, so I’ll just keep re-reading it”.

I decided to start a Harry Potter re-read this past week, I’ve always toyed with the idea of doing it so because it’s such a masterpiece (yes, I am one of those people who thinks it’s this untouchable series, too great for this world), the last time I picked up a Harry Potter book was when I read the Deathly Hallows, when it came out in 2009. So it’s been quite a while. Since I started this re-read I notice how much I’d forgotten about it, it was incredible because it almost felt like reading it for the first time. I know, I know, that’s not possible, but it came pretty close to it. For one, there are so many details that just slips your mind and they actually have a purpose in the long run, but then again, maybe that’s just with Harry Potter.

So we have the pros and cons about re-reding a book:

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So in my opinion, re-reading books you love is incredible at any time, but it’s even more incredible when you re-read it after a really long time instead of re-reading it after a few months (or hours as I used to do). Not to say that it’s a bad a idea to make a re-read only after a short time, you’ll love it regardless —I’m pretty sure I’ll keep doing it. With that being said, I fully recommend re-reading a book you read while a child and see how that goes. It might be great, or it might disappoint you now that you’re older, but who knows for sure, right?

What do you guys think about re-readings? Love it or hate it?

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My Messy Life + Wrap-Up.

Hello guys, how are you? These past few weeks have went by so fast to me, I have been running around like crazy and I'm really not used to having no time to do my things, you know… So a few of things happened:

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01) My niece/goddaughter was born!!!!! I am soooo so happy, she's the most precious little girl, I love her so much and I can't wait to spend all of my free time with her.

02) I got a new incredible job with fantastic payment and I'm in heaven with this, I swear. Although, in consequence, I have a million things to prepare everyday for my classes, until I get used to the schedule it might be this running around all the time.

03) I'm possibly moving to another country in January, so I have a lot of documentation to get ready and things to organize so yea… even less free time.

Wrap-Up

So July was a pretty great month for me even in the reading atmosphere, at least, the first half of the month…

5stars

Illegal Contact by Santino Hassell. (review)

The King of Bourbon Street by Thea de Salle. (review)

A Crown of Wishes by Roshani Chokshi. (review)

Ruthless People by J.J. McAvoy. (playlist)

4 stars

Dating Sarah Cooper by Siera Maley.

Under Rose-Tainted Skies by Louise Gornall.

Hard Wired by Megan Erickson & Santino Hassell.

Mature Content by Megan Erickson & Santino Hassell.

The Little Queen by Meia Geddes.

The Untouchables by J.J. McAvoy.

American Savages by J.J. McAvoy.

A Bloody Kingdom by J.J. McAvoy.

The Queen of Dauphine Street by by Thea de Salle.

Trade Me by Courtney Milan.

3- stars

The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi. (review)

Damaged Like Us by Krista & Becca Ritchie. (review)

Something Beautiful by Amanda Gernentz Hanson. (review)

Everything Leads to You by Nina LaCour. (review)

How have your lives been guys? Anything exciting?

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Sunshine Blogger Award.

Heeey lovely people! I’ve been tagged by my girls Heather @ Books, Trust & Pixie Dust and Melanie @ MNBernard Books if should totally check out their blogs, such quality content!

What is the Sunshine Blogger Award?

The Sunshine Blogger Award is given to those who are creative, positive and inspiring, while spreading sunshine to the blogging community.

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The Rules

Thank the person(s) who nominated you in a blog post and link back to their blog.
Answer the 11 questions sent by the person who nominated you.
Nominate 11 new blogs to receive the award and write them 11 new questions.
List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo on your post and/or on your blog

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Review: Everything Leads to You by Nina LaCour.

18667779Everything Leads to You by Nina LaCour.
Published: May 15th 2014.
312 pages.
Rating: 2.75/5
Goodreads | Amazon

A wunderkind young set designer, Emi has already started to find her way in the competitive Hollywood film world.
 
Emi is a film buff and a true romantic, but her real-life relationships are a mess. She has desperately gone back to the same girl too many times to mention. But then a mysterious letter from a silver screen legend leads Emi to Ava. Ava is unlike anyone Emi has ever met. She has a tumultuous, not-so-glamorous past, and lives an unconventional life. She’s enigmatic…. She’s beautiful. And she is about to expand Emi’s understanding of family, acceptance, and true romance.

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6 Reasons To Read Far From You by Tess Sharpe.

Hey guys! I recently re-read Far From You by Tess Sharpe and it reminded me how much I freaking love that book. So I’m here to persuade you all with 6 amazing reasons to read it!

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341 pages.
Published: March 27th 2014.
Goodreads | Amazon

Blurb:
Nine months. Two weeks. Six days.

That’s how long recovering addict Sophie’s been drug-free. Four months ago her best friend, Mina, died in what everyone believes was a drug deal gone wrong – a deal they think Sophie set up. Only Sophie knows the truth. She and Mina shared a secret, but there was no drug deal. Mina was deliberately murdered.

Forced into rehab for an addiction she’d already beaten, Sophie’s finally out and on the trail of the killer—but can she track them down before they come for her? 

★★★★★

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The Liebster Award.

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Heeeey guys! I was nominated by the lovely The Wonderlust Reader—if you haven’t checked out her blog yet, you totally should!— and I’m so excited! This is the first tag I’m doing, I’ve been nominated a couple of times before but unfortunately I couldn’t do it at the time, so now I’m finally doing it, yay!

The Rules

• Thank the blogger(s) who nominated you.
• Give 11 random facts about yourself.
• Nominate 11 bloggers who you think deserve the award.
• Tell those bloggers you nominated them!
• Create 11 original questions for the next nominees to answer.

11 Facts About Me

01) I hate making decisions, if we’re hanging out or something like that, I will never pick what we’re eating, where we’re going or what we’re doing. I’m a very passive person in general tbh.

02) I’m so lazy that sometimes I go more than one day without food because I don’t want to cook.

03) I get obsessed with things quickly and un-obsessed with it just as fast.

04) I’m obsessed with spoilers and usually look up the end of the book before starting. Oops.

05) I was in a pretty bad car crash in April and I had PTSD for a few weeks afterwards, but I couldn’t tell my closest friends because they either dismissed it or felt guilty (because they were the ones that caused the crash).

06) I have five tattoos and I want at least five more, help.

07) I love sushi so much, if I could I would only eat that for the rest of my existence.

08) When I feel really bad about myself I go on tinder just to see people hitting on me and telling me I’m pretty 🙈 I’m so pathetic, oh my god!

09) I curse a lot, like a lot a lot, and I’m a teacher so when I’m in class I curse in another language. I really need to stop, help.

10) I’m the biggest procrastinator™

11) I’m very stubborn, so I only enter an argument when I’m 100% sure I’m right, because I really fucking hate being wrong.

Fernanda’s questions

1. What book/series got you into reading?

I’m a really fucking cliche but… Harry Potter was my everything growing up okay. 

2. What are some of your favorite artists?

Selena Gomez is my queen, I’m so in love with her it’s ridiculous. I also love The Weeknd (best day of my life when I found out Abelina actually existed outside my dreams), Lily Collins, Beyonce (honestly, who doesn’t love Queen Bey?), Halsey, Ryan Reynolds, Emma Stone, Andrew Garfield…  

3. What are some blogging tips you have for beginners?

Oh goodness, I don’t know, I’m a beginner myself really since I’ve only been blogging for about four months. But maybe, interact with other bloggers? I try to like/comment on the things the people I follow post.

4. If your life-story was being turned into a movie, who would you want to play you?

Ohhhh good one, I think Hailee Steinfeld.

5. If you could travel through time, would you go take a peek at the past or would you rather see what’s to come and go into the future?

Oh my god, that’s hard! I really love history, so I think I’d go back.

6. What’s your dream career/job?

I’d really like to work in publishing or as a librarian.

7. What’s your favorite childhood movie?

Oh I was obsessed with Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen, so like literally any movie they made lol.

8. What was your favorite subject in school?

English Literature.

9. Do you collect anything? If so, what is it that you collect?

Do books count? Lol.

10. What’s your favorite thing to do besides reading?

Watch TV shows and mess around with photoshop.

11. If you could live anywhere in space (e.g. any planet, galaxy, star, moon, etc) where would you live and why?

Shit, I have no idea… moon maybe?

My Questions

If you could create the perfect partner for you, what would be their qualities and flaws?
• What is your favorite underrated/under reviewed book?
• What fictional character would you most want to be friends with?
• What is something that you have learned or improved at through blogging?
• What was the last selfie you took?
What do you like the most about yourself?
• If magic was real, what spell would you use the most?
If you could ask any author one question, what would the question be?
• Who is your favorite Disney princess, prince and villain?
• If you were to write a book, what would you write about?
• What’s your favorite quote and why?

Tag, you’re it!

Mandy @ Book Princess
Corina & Tijuana @ Book Twins Reviews
AJ @ Lacy Literacy
Heather @ Books, Trust & Pixie Dust
Carol @ Writing Bookish Notes
Melanie @ MNBernard Books
Lilly @ Lair of Books
Harini @ Books and Readers
Sophie @ Blame Chocolate
PoulamiDaydreaming Books
Sumaya @ Sue’s Reading Corner

Have fun, guys! I hope you enjoy it!

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Review: The King of Bourbon Street by Thea de Salle.

31368998The King of Bourbon Street (NOLA Nights #1) by Thea de Salle.
Published: February 13th 2017.
304 pages.
Rating: 5/5
Goodreads | Amazon

Synopsis:
Hotel chain mogul Sol DuMont is about to learn that some of life’s biggest surprises come in deceptively small packages—namely a petite heiress named Rain who’s hell-bent on upsetting her family’s expectations—in this first book in the all new series by Thea de Salle, set against the sultry backdrop of New Orleans.
Thirty-seven-year-old Sol DuMont is a divorcee and the owner of a mid-sized hotel chain in New Orleans. Since Hurricane Katrina, his father’s death, and the decision that he and his ex-wife Maddy are far better off friends than lovers, he’s lost interest in almost everything he held dear—parties, people, and pushing limits.
All his limits.
Then Arianna Barrington checks into his hotel.
Twenty-four-year-old Arianna “Rain” Barrington could have been society’s sweetheart. Her family is moneyed, connected press darlings, and make sweeping headlines from coast to coast for reasons both good and bad. But when her mother shoves her at Charles Harwood—the obnoxious, entitled heir of Harwood Corp—to cement a billion-dollar business merger, Rain does the only thing she can think of to escape: she creates a scandal so big Harwood doesn’t want her anymore before fleeing to New Orleans for much-needed rest and relaxation.
All she wants is jazz piano, beignets, and to sail the Mississippi. What she gets is Sol DuMont, a whirlwind affair, and a hands-on education in sex, power play, and pushing limits.

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Waiting On Wednesday #09: Permanent Ink by Avon Gale & Piper Vaughn.

35263129Permanent Ink (Art & Soul #1) by Avon Gale & Piper Vaughn.
Expected publication: August 7th 2017.
256 pages.
Goodreads | Pre-Order

Blurb:
At twenty-three, Poe Montgomery is going nowhere. He still lives in his father’s basement and spends most of his time tagging with his friends. When an arrest lands him in debt, Poe accepts the front desk job at Permanent Ink, the tattoo shop owned by his father’s best friend, Jericho McAslan. Jericho is nearly twice Poe’s age, but with his ink and prematurely graying hair, he quickly takes the starring role in Poe’s hottest fantasies.

Jericho is known for his ability to transform poorly designed tattoos into works of art, but he was once as aimless and misdirected as Poe. Wanting to pay it forward the way someone once did for him, Jericho makes Poe his apprentice and is determined to keep things strictly professional. Easier said than done when Poe makes his interest—and his daddy kink—abundantly clear.

Jericho can’t resist Poe or their intense chemistry for long. But between the age gap, tension with Poe’s father, and Poe’s best friend calling him a sellout, they’ll need to ensure they’re both on the same page before they can rewrite their rocky start into something permanent.


I am dying to get this book, oh my goodness! August cannot come soon enough!

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