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Can’t-Wait Wednesday: Kingdom of the Wicked by Kerri Maniscalco

Happy Wednesday! It’s the middle of the week and I may be slumped with schoolwork, but the promise of fabulous new releases in the future is giving that me hope to push right on.

Today I will be participating in Can’t-Wait Wednesday, a weekly meme where you share an upcoming anticipated release. This is hosted by Wishful Endings!

This week I will be featuring…

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More · Stacking the Shelves

Stacking the Shelves [2]

Happy Saturday, friends. It’s finally the weekend and what’s more exciting than no classes…? New books! That’s right, today I will be participating in Stacking the Shelves, a blog meme where you share your newly acquired books from the week! It is hosted by Tynga’s Reviews and Reading Reality.

This week I purchased two new books that I am very excited to dive into. Let’s get started!

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Review

Spoiler-Free Book Review: American Royals by Katharine McGee

American Royals by Katharine McGee

Release: September 3, 2019

Publisher: Random House for Young Readers

Source: Hardcover (US)

Pages: 437

Rating: ★★★.5☆☆ (3.5/5)

Synopsis via Goodreads: What if America had a royal family? 

When America won the Revolutionary War, its people offered General George Washington a crown. Two and a half centuries later, the House of Washington still sits on the throne.

As Princess Beatrice gets closer to becoming America’s first queen regnant, the duty she has embraced her entire life suddenly feels stifling.

Nobody cares about the spare except when she’s breaking the rules, so Princess Samantha doesn’t care much about anything, either . . . except the one boy who is distinctly off-limits to her.

And then there’s Samantha’s twin, Prince Jefferson. If he’d been born a generation earlier, he would have stood first in line for the throne, but the new laws of succession make him third. Most of America adores their devastatingly handsome prince . . . but two very different girls are vying to capture his heart.


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Top Ten Tuesday: Battle of the Covers!

Hi friends, happy Tuesday! I hope you’re having an amazing start to your week. Today’s post will be dedicated to a fun meme here in the blogworld, Top Ten Tuesday! Every week there is a new, exciting topic to create a bookish list for ranging anywhere from genres to characters, to quotes and more! It is hosted by the lovely That Artsy Reader Girl so be sure to check out her site for more information.

The topic for this Tuesday is a cover freebie! I thought it would be fun to have a bit of a battle between different covers of the same book and give my opinion on which I like the most. Let’s get started!

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More · Stacking the Shelves

Stacking the Shelves [1]

Happy Saturday, friends. It’s finally the weekend and what’s more exciting than no classes…? New books! That’s right, today I will be participating in Stacking the Shelves, a blog meme where you share your newly acquired books from the week! It is hosted by Tynga’s Reviews and Reading Reality.

This week I purchased three new books that I am very excited to dive into. Let’s get started!

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Review

Spoiler-Free Review: Sky in the Deep by Adrienne Young

Sky in the Deep by Adrienne Young

Release: April 24, 2018

Publisher: Wednesday Books

Source: YALLFest Edition Advanced Reader’s Copy (ARC)

Pages: 294

Amazon / Book Depository

Rating: ★★★★★ (5/5)

Synopsis via GoodreadsOND ELDR. BREATHE FIRE.

Raised to be a warrior, seventeen-year-old Eelyn fights alongside her Aska clansmen in an ancient, rivalry against the Riki clan. Her life is brutal but simple: fight and survive. Until the day she sees the impossible on the battlefield—her brother, fighting with the enemy—the brother she watched die five years ago.

Faced with her brother’s betrayal, she must survive the winter in the mountains with the Riki, in a village where every neighbor is an enemy, every battle scar possibly one she delivered. But when the Riki village is raided by a ruthless clan thought to be a legend, Eelyn is even more desperate to get back to her beloved family.

She is given no choice but to trust Fiske, her brother’s friend, who sees her as a threat. They must do the impossible: unite the clans to fight together, or risk being slaughtered one by one. Driven by a love for her clan and her growing love for Fiske, Eelyn must confront her own definition of loyalty and family while daring to put her faith in the people she’s spent her life hating.


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Spoiler-Free Book Review: One Small Thing by Erin Watt

One Small Thing by Erin Watt

Release: June 26, 2018

Publisher: Harlequin Teen

Source: Hardcover (US)

Pages: 299

Amazon / Book Depository

Rating: ★★★★☆ (4/5)

Synopsis via Goodreads: Beth’s life hasn’t been the same since her sister died. Her parents try to lock her down, believing they can keep her safe by monitoring her every move. When Beth sneaks out to a party one night and meets the new guy in town, Chase, she’s thrilled to make a secret friend. It seems a small thing, just for her.

Only Beth doesn’t know how big her secret really is…

Fresh out of juvie and determined to start his life over, Chase has demons to face and much to atone for, including his part in the night Beth’s sister died. Beth, who has more reason than anyone to despise him, is willing to give him a second chance. A forbidden romance is the last thing either of them planned for senior year, but the more time they spend together, the deeper their feelings get.

Now Beth has a choice to make—follow the rules, or risk tearing everything apart…again.


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Review

Spoiler-Free Book Review: After by Anna Todd

After (After, #1) by Anna Todd

After by Anna Todd

Release: October 21, 2014

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Source: E-book (US)

Pages: 575

Amazon / Book Depository

Rating: ★☆☆☆☆ (1/5)

Synopsis via Goodreads: There was the time before Tessa met Hardin, and then there’s everything AFTER… Life will never be the same. #Hessa

Tessa is a good girl with a sweet, reliable boyfriend back home. She’s got direction, ambition, and a mother who’s intent on keeping her that way.

But she’s barely moved into her freshman dorm when she runs into Hardin. With his tousled brown hair, cocky British accent, tattoos and lip ring, Hardin is cute and different from what she’s used to.

But he’s also rude—to the point of cruelty, even. For all his attitude, Tessa should hate Hardin. And she does—until she finds herself alone with him in his room. Something about his dark mood grabs her, and when they kiss it ignites within her a passion she’s never known before.

He’ll call her beautiful, then insist he isn’t the one for her and disappear again and again. Despite the reckless way he treats her, Tessa is compelled to dig deeper and find the real Hardin beneath all his lies. He pushes her away again and again, yet every time she pushes back, he only pulls her in deeper.

Tessa already has the perfect boyfriend. So why is she trying so hard to overcome her own hurt pride and Hardin’s prejudice about nice girls like her?

Unless…could this be love?


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