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Weekly Reads Wrap Up

Hey everyone! Sorry I’ve been gone for a few days! Its nearing the end of the semester so I have been working on homework and stuff so I haven’t had time to post anything! I hope to get back at it soon! So sorry if there’s a big decrease in posts! It’s crunch time!

Heres what I read this past week!

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See you next time! (And don’t judge, I know Im still on ACOTAR!!)

 

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His Royal Highness Release Day Launch

R.S. Grey’s next romantic comedy, HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS, is available today! Find out more below and grab your copy now!

About HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS

I’ve spent eight years wishing I’d fall out of love with Derek Knightley. Blowing out birthday candles, chasing after shooting stars, making it rain spare change into mall fountains—every time it’s the same wish: forget about Derek.

But the day he walks back into my life, I realize there are two things time has yet to soften: my feelings for him and his chiseled jawline.

It’s infuriating that my heart still races when he walks into a room. I refuse to fall prey to old unrequited love, so I decide the less I’m around him, the better. Avoidance is key.

Unfortunately, Derek isn’t going to make it easy. As a teenager, I would have crawled on my hands and knees to attract his attention. Now I can’t seem to escape it.

I’m not sure why he’s bothering. He’s not just out of my league—he’s out of my tax bracket. As the sole heir to the Knightley Company, he’s as close to American royalty as you can get. As for me, I’m just a part-time princess at Knightley’s flagship magical theme park.

I spend my days playing make-believe, but Derek has no use for fairytales. His unwavering confidence makes it clear he thinks I’ll surrender in the end.

He’s just biding his time.

Making me sweat.

His Royal Highness always gets what he wants.

And he wants me.

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About R.S. Grey

R.S. Grey is the USA Today bestselling author of thirteen novels, including THE FOXE & THE HOUND. She lives in Texas with her husband and two dogs, and can be found reading, binge-watching reality TV, or practicing yoga! Visit her at rsgrey.com

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End of the Year TBR

Hey everyone! I’m here to talk about my TBR for the end of the year! I have a few books I want to read before the year ends! I want to read as much as I can, but I also want to make sure I read some books that I really want to read!

I am actually planning on reading Girls of Storm and Shadow in December for the Bookie Trials Winter Quest! And most of these are just because I’ve recently read the first book and want to complete the next one before I forget!

Also I want to read more recent releases! So some of these are more recent and I hope that I can get to them before the year is out!

I’m excited to read them! Let me know what you hope to read before the year is out!

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Maybe in Another Life

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Maybe in Another Life by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Published: July 7th, 2015

Publisher: Washington Square Press

Rating: 5-star-rating-clipart-1

Summary: From the acclaimed author of Forever, Interrupted and After I Docomes a breathtaking new novel about a young woman whose fate hinges on the choice she makes after bumping into an old flame; in alternating chapters, we see two possible scenarios unfold—with stunningly different results.

At the age of twenty-nine, Hannah Martin still has no idea what she wants to do with her life. She has lived in six different cities and held countless meaningless jobs since graduating college. On the heels of leaving yet another city, Hannah moves back to her hometown of Los Angeles and takes up residence in her best friend Gabby’s guestroom. Shortly after getting back to town, Hannah goes out to a bar one night with Gabby and meets up with her high school boyfriend, Ethan.

Just after midnight, Gabby asks Hannah if she’s ready to go. A moment later, Ethan offers to give her a ride later if she wants to stay. Hannah hesitates. What happens if she leaves with Gabby? What happens if she leaves with Ethan?

In concurrent storylines, Hannah lives out the effects of each decision. Quickly, these parallel universes develop into radically different stories with large-scale consequences for Hannah, as well as the people around her. As the two alternate realities run their course, Maybe in Another Life raises questions about fate and true love: Is anything meant to be? How much in our life is determined by chance? And perhaps, most compellingly: Is there such a thing as a soul mate?

Hannah believes there is. And, in both worlds, she believes she’s found him.

So with Taylor Jenkins Reid, I read her 7 Husbands novel and feel in love so I was super worried that I would not like her other books because I would be comparing the to Evelyn Hugo. I have to say that wasn’t the case!

This book was so different from 7 Husbands, and it was really fun and sweet, I liked the characters a lot! The main character was so flighty at times, but she was also so relatable. She wasn’t set in her goals, she was really struggling with finding what she wanted and where her path was going to go along with her nitch, but you really related to her because in all honesty, not many people really know what they’re doing or what they want to do with life. Hannah was just so real to me, and I could see myself in her, and it really brought the story to life for me.

Seeing a main character just really struggle, and not have all the answers right away, was super refreshing. But I also liked seeing Hannah find herself, and ultimately be happy with who she is.

I think that the dual perspective was fun and a unique way to tell a story. It was a bit confusing at first, and I would have to orient myself and figure out which time line was which, but after a while you got into it and would find yourself really connecting with one perspective over another. I honestly really liked both, but I don’t want to mention much more…

Basically I liked the perspective where she leaves with Gabby! Thats my favorite perspective, but the other version was really good too!

I don’t want to mention much else outside of Hannah because I feel like its best if you read it for yourself, but the romance is so sweet in this book!

But overall I really liked this book, and thought that TJR did a fantastic job telling this story, and created really great, memorable characters! I was just happy with how this novel turned out, and I can’t wait to read more from her!  If you’re looking for really good romance novels, highly recommend checking her out!

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Weekly Wrap Up

I was a bit busy this weekend so sadly I didn’t post much on here but yeah here is my wrap up:

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So I only got to read two books this week so I hope I get to more done but I read:

So I thought that This Savage Song was interesting, and good. But I didn’t care for it that much, it didn’t blow me away. Starry Eyes was really good! I enjoyed it! It was so cute, and I enjoyed it so much! This was my second book by Jenn Bennett and I cannot wait to read more from here!

 

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Yes yes yes, Im still reading ACOTAR and Beyond the Pale but hopefully making them a priority this week! I hope once I get caught up with homework I’m able to get all that done!

But I did start a new audiobook There Will Come a Darkness. I’m not really feeling it, and while it’s a solid book and really good, it’s not amazing!

 

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The Grisha Trilogy

Shadow and Bone, Siege and Storm, Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo

Published:2012, 2013, 2014

Publisher: Henry Holt and Company

Series Rating: 5-star-rating-clipart-1

Shadow and Bone Summary: Surrounded by enemies, the once-great nation of Ravka has been torn in two by the Shadow Fold, a swath of near impenetrable darkness crawling with monsters who feast on human flesh. Now its fate may rest on the shoulders of one lonely refugee.

Alina Starkov has never been good at anything. But when her regiment is attacked on the Fold and her best friend is brutally injured, Alina reveals a dormant power that saves his life—a power that could be the key to setting her war-ravaged country free. Wrenched from everything she knows, Alina is whisked away to the royal court to be trained as a member of the Grisha, the magical elite led by the mysterious Darkling.

Yet nothing in this lavish world is what it seems. With darkness looming and an entire kingdom depending on her untamed power, Alina will have to confront the secrets of the Grisha . . . and the secrets of her heart.

Okay so in all honesty, I loved this trilogy way more than I enjoyed the Six of Crows duology! I didn’t even finished Crooked Kingdom, I DNF’ed it like half way through!

I know right?! I’m horrible….

It’s usually the opposite! I think it’s because this trilogy had a totally addicting romance. I’m a sucker for romance in my novels. Which is why Six of Crows was good, but didn’t blow me away.

In this trilogy I was a sucker for the attraction between Mal and Alina. I really really loved seeing their relationship develop over the course of the novels, through the ups and the downs. I was happy with my ship and the way they were and how they ended up with everything. Also normally I hate certain characters and they usually are the “bitchy” characters AKA Zoya. For a while I didn’t really like her, but honestly she really grew on me in Ruin and Rising. I liked how while she remained rude and arrogant, you grew to understand her, and her reasoning; and you appreciated what she brought to the table with her abilities.

Another character I was enjoyed was Genya. She was so sweet and honestly, that reveal about her and what she did shook me! I honestly didn’t expect that and that’s what really made me like her storyline so much. I don’t want to go too much into Nikolai, mainly because everyone loves him, but of course that man is my baby and my heart. I had so much anxiety with his storyline and wow I just love him so much! He’s such a great character in this series and I really enjoyed reading about him and seeing his relationships grow with the other characters. He added so much to this series!

Okay so to bring up Mal, everyone seems to hate him but I love him! I mean I know he’s a  jerk, but I see why he was in a way. It doesn’t excuse his behavior, but to me I can see why he is the way he is. He’s a mortal with seemingly no power, surrounded by so many people are do. And then he seems to have to deal with the Darkling trying to hurt his love, and Nikolai trying to marry his love, and I can see why he would be like self conscious a bit and why he would take that out on other people.

Again this doesn’t excuse the way he was super rude and the way he lashed out at Alina all the time over something she didn’t have a choice in having.

Also, Alina is bae, and I love her and will defend her to the death. She’s great! I liked her and her strength she showed during this series. She kicked butt, and really enjoyed her story and liked following her from beginning to end.

Overall this series is my favorite Leigh has done. I know its not everyone’s favorite, but it really is mine. I definitely prefer this over her duology. No idea why but I really did enjoy it!

I still haven’t read King of Scars but I hope to soon, I can’t wait to journey with Nikolai again!

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Saved by You Release Day Launch

Today we have the release day blitz for SAVED BY YOU by Kimberly Daniels! Check it out and be sure to grab your copy today!

Title: Saved By You

Author: Kimberly Daniels

Genre: Contemporary Romance

About Saved By You:

Cole Stevens thought he was finally given a second chance in life. With the woman he always loved now by his side, an adopted son who felt like his own since the day he met him, and a baby on the way, Cole could finally see his forever. And then his past showed up on his doorstep, threatening to take it all away.

 

Now forced to relive painful memories and bring dark secrets to light, Cole begins a downward spiral that leads him back to the place he spent years trying to escape. As the pain of his past collides with the present, he finds himself lost again, fighting for his family’s future. How can he find the way back in time for his forever to be saved?

 

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Exclusive Excerpt:

“Footsteps approach. I feel a light touch, and then hands gently finding their way around my waist. Camryn lays her head on my shoulder and squeezes. Gavin stands up next to me on the other side of the bench and links his arms around my neck.

“Daddy, are you mad at me?” he asks.

I lift my head, pull Gavin onto my lap, and tilt his chin toward my face. “You listen now. I could never be mad at you for talking about the baby. You will be the best big brother anyone could ask for. So, you talk about the baby all you want.” I lift my thumb. “Thumbs up to the best big brother in the world.”

He touches his thumb to mine. “Thumbs up to the best daddy in the world.”

As the pain melts away, Camryn squeezes my waist and kisses my shoulder. “Are you ready to go, best-daddy-in-the-world?”

I gently kiss her lips and assure her, “With you, I’m ready for anything.” The meaning of my words run deeper than the family dinner awaiting us at home.

She stands up from the bench and turns toward me. “Let’s start small then[…]”

 

About the Author:

Kimberly Daniels is a middle school English Teacher who took the advice of her students to pursue her writing hobby as a career. When she’s not at her laptop dreaming up new happily-ever-afters, she can be found glued to the TV or Kindle consumed with a new show or book addiction. She lives with her husband and two daughters in in the suburbs of Philadelphia, spending weekends at basketball games, softball fields, and dance recitals.

 

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