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Serious Moonlight

Serious Moonlight by Jenn Bennett

Publisher: Simon Pulse

Published: April 16th, 2019

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Summary: After an awkward first encounter, Birdie and Daniel are forced to work together in a Seattle hotel where a famous author leads a mysterious and secluded life in this romantic contemporary novel from the author of Alex, Approximately.

Mystery-book aficionado Birdie Lindberg has an overactive imagination. Raised in isolation and homeschooled by strict grandparents, she’s cultivated a whimsical fantasy life in which she plays the heroic detective and every stranger is a suspect. But her solitary world expands when she takes a job the summer before college, working the graveyard shift at a historic Seattle hotel.

In her new job, Birdie hopes to blossom from introverted dreamer to brave pioneer, and gregarious Daniel Aoki volunteers to be her guide. The hotel’s charismatic young van driver shares the same nocturnal shift and patronizes the waterfront Moonlight Diner where she waits for the early morning ferry after work. Daniel also shares her appetite for intrigue, and he’s stumbled upon a real-life mystery: a famous reclusive writer—never before seen in public—might be secretly meeting someone at the hotel.

To uncover the writer’s puzzling identity, Birdie must come out of her shell…discovering that most confounding mystery of all may be her growing feelings for the elusive riddle that is Daniel.

This is probably one of my favorite books I’ve read this year so far! It’s so good! I loved it! I loved the characters of Birdie and Daniel! I liked how while reading this they felt so real! They were also super unique contemporary characters! They were interesting and I loved reading about them! I related to Birdie being a mystery fan because I love mystery novels and the fact that the novel had random case files was super cool and added a fun feel to this novel.

It was fun being taken on this journey where they try to solve a mystery! I thought it made the novel so much fun and it really kept you guessing and kept you hooked trying to figure out where their journey took them throughout the novel. I liked also watching them get to know each other and really become friends and something more. It was cute seeing them open up to each other, and meet each other’s families. Daniel’s relationship with his family was super sweet. And Birdie’s relationship with her grandpa and her Aunt was cute to read about as well. I liked seeing them together. Her aunt was an out there character and seeing them have their ups and down was super relatable and interesting to see how they handled and fixed that.

I honestly just loved this story and I loved the characters and I enjoyed the romance and just the overall feel of the novel. The characters felt so real to me, and I thought that Jenn did a really great job writing a fun novel and an awesome romance. The romance didn’t feel weird, it felt real, and was so sweet. I was rooting for Birdie and Daniel so much. I wanted their romance to succeed.

Highly recommend checking this novel out! I really loved it so much! I cannot wait to read her other novels! I have one already which I am hoping to dive into soon! Her writing is so amazing I loved it!

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O.W.L.S Magical Readathon Check Up

Hey everyone! So we are halfway into April and I thought I would check in with you all and tell you what I have read for the O.W.L.S readathon! I have changed some of my books for certain spots so I figured I’d tell you updated books and everything else!

So here are the categories again:

These are the ones I need to pass my O.W.L.S

Ancient Ruins: Read a retelling: I am reading Hunted by Megan Spooner which is my next audiobook!

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Arithmancy: A work written by more than one author: Roomies which is one I just finished today and it’s by Christina Lauren

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Defense Against the Dark Arts: Reducto or A title that starts with the letter “R”: Renegades my Marissa Meyer which is one I need to start soon since it’s kind of a big book!

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History of Magic: A book published at least 10 years ago: The Name of the Wind which is another audiobook I am currently listening to as my commute book!

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And lastly Transfiguration: A book with sprayed edges or a red cover: Circle of Shadows by Evelyn Skye!

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And these are the ones outside my Hogwarts Librarian career!

Astronomy: A book with the word “star” in the title: Defy the Stars by Claudia Gray which I finished!

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Care of Magical Creatures: A book with a land animal on the cover: Im stretching it with this one but I chose The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherina Arden. I just wasnt in the mood for White Stag.

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Divination: Set in the future: I’m still planning on reading Heart of Iron by Ashley Poston hopefully!

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Herbology: Plant on the cover: Wild Beauty by Anne Marie Mclemore which is also finished!

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Potions: Next ingredient: Sequel: Lady Smoke by Laura Sebastian which I still need to read

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Muggle Studies: Contemporary: Which I completed with One Day in December by Josie Silver!

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And that’s my check up! I seemed to have completed more of the challenges not related to my career but hopefully in the second half of the month I’ll correct that! Wish me luck!

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Weekly Reads TBR & Wrap Up

Hey everyone! Hope you all had a good weekend! I’ve been busy with school and such so that was fun??? Hopefully this week will be better for reading since I’ve had to miss work since I’ve been sick meh. But I have good plans for reading so yeah! Let’s hope I get to read more!

Here’s what I read last week! I finished Nightblood and Defy the Stars, and I DNF’ed the Meaning of Birds.

I also finished a book this morning in one sitting. It was good! It was called Heartstopper by Alice Oseman! Highly recommend it!

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And these are what I am currently reading! I am almost done with Roomies so I’m excited for that! The Name of the Wind will take me a while to read but yeah hopefully by the end of the month I’ll be able to finish it!

And these are the other books I want to read this week as well! I might be able to finish these all but again not sure about that but I want to at least get most of these done! Or started!

This seems kind of ambitious so wish me luck! I’m super excited for all of these!

What are your reading plans this week?

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Forgiven Release Day Launch

Today we are celebrating the release of a standalone title by Carrie Aarons. FORGIVEN is available for purchase now, and it is the second book in the Nash Brothers series! For a limited time, you can get the first book in the series, FLEETING, for 99 cents! You can follow Carrie for exclusive updates about the series.

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Book Blurb:

In a split-second, a car crash killed almost everything between them. Ten years later, can one accidental ride fix tattered spirits, uncertain futures, and broken hearts?

Lily Grantham has always done what she’s been told. The daughter of a senator, she grew up as the good girl of Fawn Hill, and carried that torch right on through to adulthood. Her only wild streak? Bowen Nash. She loved that boy since the day they laid eyes on each other, and it nearly ended them both. A decade later, and Lily still can’t move on. Even if Bowen has made it clear he doesn’t love her anymore.

Bowen Nash never wanted the life he’s trapped in. Destined for baseball fame and the love of his high-school sweetheart, that existence vanished in the flip of an old pickup. Now, he’s stuck in the town that produced his worst nightmare. Pretending to hate Lily Grantham guts him day in and day out. But to protect her from the ultimate secret, it’s necessary to break his own heart each time they pass on the street.

They’ve been fighting fate for as long as it’s been chasing them. And now, time is up.

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AUTHOR INFORMATION:

Author of romance novels such as Red Card and Privileged, Carrie Aarons writes books that are just as swoon-worthy as they are sarcastic. A former journalist, she prefers the stories she dreams up, and the yoga pant dress code, much better.

When she isn’t writing, Carrie is busy binging reality TV, having a love/hate relationship with cardio, and trying not to burn dinner. She lives in the suburbs of New Jersey with her husband, daughter and dog.

 

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TBR and Wrap Up

Hey everyone! Sorry I haven’t been updating on here much! I was on vacation for my spring break so I wasn’t home and didn’t want to put much up and just enjoy my time with my friends.

But I have a quick wrap up and a small TBR for the week for you all so lets get started!

So last week I read three books but I technically DNF’ed two oops. And then I actually finished 1 and then yesterday I finished a book as well.

So I read Fireblood, and I DNF’ed Spinning Silver and Wicked Saints.

And yesterday I was able to finish Nightblood!

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And I am currently reading quite a few books. So I finally started The Name of the Wind which is my commute book, I started Defy the Stars which is my home audiobook, and I am also reading The Meaning of Birds as just my regular physical book. Also if I’m going somewhere like out to dinner or out shopping I bring along my kindle and read Vow of Thieves. Again quite a few books but ehhh….

And then I have a small TBR for the rest of the week. I want to make sure to finish these books mostly but I also want to try to read: Roomies, Wild Beauty, Circle of Shadows, and Before the Broken Star.

I know I won’t be able to read them all but I do want to read as much as I can!

I know it’s super ambitious but I think I can do most of it! Let’s hope I can! Wish me luck! What are your reading plans for the week?

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Peony Red Release Day Blitz

Today we are sharing an exciting FREEBIE from J. Lynn Bailey! For this week only, you can get Peony Red for FREE! Make sure to 1-click it fast. This is the first book in the Granite Harbor series and the next book in the series releases this July.

Peony Red by J. Lynn Bailey

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Book Blurb:

Three years ago, Alex Fisher lost her husband and since then, she hasn’t been able to find her stride. She’s out of a job, out of time, and running on fumes. When she receives a personal invitation to visit the picturesque town of Granite Harbor, Maine, she jumps at the chance to start fresh.

For game warden Eli Young, life is simpler when he’s exploring the back roads of Maine. In the north woods, he doesn’t have to deal with town politics or his soon-to-be ex-wife. But a chance meeting with a brokenhearted newcomer leaves him tangled. He should walk away—except, now that he’s met her, he can’t turn back.
When a young woman goes missing in town, tensions rise, and everyone becomes a suspect. Eli doesn’t think things can get any more complicated…until a picture of Alex is discovered at a gruesome crime scene.

In a town where trust is hard to come by and ghosts from the past haunt its citizens in the broad light of day, the question isn’t whether Eli and Alex can save what’s left of their hearts…but whether they’ll live to see tomorrow.

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AUTHOR INFORMATION:

J. Lynn is a bestselling author who hates to talk about herself. Loathes it.

More importantly, she’s the mother of two beautiful children and a wife to her high school sweetheart. She’s also a mother of two extremely needy cats, Leo and Vinni, and an Australian Shepherd named Grizz.

She lives with her family in a small town tucked away in the redwood forest, located on California’s northern coast.

 

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