Review || The Sun Is Also a Star (+ GIVEAWAY)


Title: The Sun Is Also a Star
Author: Nicola Yoon
Genre: Young Adult, Romance, Contemporary
Release: November 1, 2016 (Delacorte Press)
Copy: Paperback
Rating:

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Before anything else, I received a physical Advance Reader’s Copy (ARC) of this book as part of my participation in this blog tour hosted by Book Freak Revelations – this, however, neither affects my opinion nor the content of my review in any way. Thank you very much, JM and the wonderful people from Penguin Random House for the opportunity!

At first glance, Natasha and Daniel appear to hail from opposite ends of an incredibly vast spectrum. Natasha is a cynical, skeptical African-American immigrant with a profound understanding of science and all things rational whereas Daniel is a Korean-American sweetheart whose passion lies in writing poetry. Somehow, a series of unforeseen circumstances and mishaps brings the two of them together on the same day Natasha, along with her family, is supposed to be deported back to Jamaica. From there, we are thrown into a wonderfully riveting whirlwind that is perfectly summarized by the novel’s synopsis:

Every moment in our lives has brought us to this single moment. A million futures lie before us. Which one will come true?

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Review || The Princess Saves Herself in This One


Title: The Princess Saves Herself in This One
Author: Amanda Lovelace
Genre: Poetry
Copy: Digital
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Official synopsis:

“ah, life—
the thing
that happens
to us
while we’re off
somewhere else
blowing on dandelions
& wishing
ourselves into
the pages of
our favorite
fairytales.”

a poetry collection divided into four different parts: the princess, the damsel, the queen, & you. the princess, the damsel, & the queen piece together the life of the author in three stages, while you serves as a note to the reader & all of humankind. explores life & all of its love, loss, grief, healing, empowerment, & inspirations.

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Review || Dirty Like Me


Title: Dirty Like Me
Author: Jaine Diamond
Genre: New Adult, Romance, Contemporary
Copy: Digital
Rating:

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Before anything else, I received a digital Advance Reading Copy (ARC) of this book from the author herself in exchange for an honest review. Thank you, Jaine, for your generosity!

Having been left at the altar in her wedding dress, Katie Bloom has spent the last two years struggling with her self-worth. Little does she know her life is about to drastically change once Jesse Mayes, rock star extraordinaire, enters it (and quite literally, her).

Coerced into participating in Jesse’s rather intimate music video, Katie never imagined making out with a stranger in front of a camera crew as a means for her to heal her broken heart. The sex is fake but the chemistry between her and Jesse is so real it’s terrifying, and soon the steamy video is topping the charts. Somewhere along the way, Katie agrees to pose as Jesse’s girlfriend for six weeks while he promotes his new album.

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Poetic Attempt || Six

and it was at that exact moment
in the middle of the darkest, coldest night
i’ve come to remember
underneath thin, rumpled bed sheets
with my back pressed against
the defined planes of your chest
our hands out of sight but fingers interlocked
your warmth seeped steadily into
every inch of my shivering skin
and lazily ignited a crescendo
within the hollow expanse of my lungs

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Review || Marry Your Billionaire


Title: Marry Your Billionaire
Author: C.J. Anaya
Genre: New Adult, Romance, Contemporary
Copy: Digital
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I received a digital copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. Many, many thanks to C.J. Anaya!

Madelyn “My friends call me ‘Midge’” Knightly is the daughter of a renowned, cutthroat Hollywood producer; however, six years ago, she chose to walk away from the glamour and shiny promises of that lifestyle in order to pursue her dream of becoming an author.

Brody Prescott, CEO of a successful online dating company, finds both his reputation and the future of his company on the line due to a sudden (false) scandal that puts his professionalism and moral ethics in question. The implications of this scandal, together with his reputation as a heartless playboy, compel him to sign up as the first participating bachelor in a reality TV show called “Marry Your Billionaire”. Funnily enough, this TV production (which strikingly resembles the hit dating series “The Bachelor”) is a project that belongs to Midge Knightly’s father.

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Review || The Proverbial Mr. Universe


Title: The Proverbial Mr. Universe
Author: Maria La Serra
Genre: New Adult, Romance, Contemporary
Copy: Digital
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Synopsis:
When the universe conveys a message, you listen.

Olivia Montiano just caught her fiancé cheating. Now she is forced to question what she wants out of life and love. Striving to live up to her father’s unrealistic standards for the past twenty-three years, every decision she has ever made was with her father’s wishes in mind – until she finds mysterious, handwritten letters tucked away in places only meant for her. That’s when she realizes she’s been on the wrong path all along and gives her heart to a guy her father thinks is entirely wrong.

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Blogger Recognition x Versatile Blogger

I thought it would be a nice change of pace to do either a tag or awards post. Today, I’ll be doing two: The Blogger Recognition Award and The Versatile Blogger Award.

For The Blogger Recognition Award, I was nominated by Lois @ Lois Reads Books, Sam @ One Bookish Girl, B.G. @ Getting Through Anxiety, and Grace @ Quirky and Peculiar.

On the other hand, for The Versatile Blogger Award, I was nominated by Jay @ A Lovelorn Virgo and Sam @ RiverMoose-Reads.

Thank you, everyone! I feel humbled that so many of you thought of mentioning my blog in your posts. You’re all equally wonderful!

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