July 2019 Wrap Up | My Worst Reading Month in Years

Reading Wrap Up

Hi everyone! So July was a bittersweet month for me, full of goodbyes and hellos, ending and beginnings. After living in Spain for almost a year, I’m came back to Colombia (which was always the plan!) and I struggled with leaving my life in Spain a lot more than I thought I would. Because of this huge change in my life, I was pretty busy in July and I was also feeling a bit overwhelmed and so both of those things made me fall into a reading slump that I didn’t get out of until the last week of the month and that’s why I only read 5 books in July and they all were pretty short.

Without further ado, here they are:

The Wedding Party by Jasmine Guillory (3,7 stars): This was one of my most anticipated books of the year, so even when I was in the beginning of a reading slump nothing could have prevented me from reading this when it came out.  I loved both of the main characters and their relationship, the whole frenemies to lovers and secret dating storyline was amazing and overall I had a lot of fun with this book.

Appointment With Death by Agatha Christie (3,6 stars): Agatha Christie coming to my rescue when I’m in a reading slump is nothing new. I’m not sure what is it about her books that restore my desire to read every single time but I’m so grateful. This mystery was interesting and it had fascinating characters, but half of this book passes without Poirot making an appearence and I didn’t like that as much.

Dead Man’s Folly by Agatha Christie (3,7 stars): The mystery in this one was SO GOOD and the whole concept of a game of mock murder gone wrong was a lot of fun. I think I enjoyed it so much because I actually figure out some part of it, which doens’t happen often with Agatha Christie’s book.

The Body is Not An Apology by Sonya Renee Taylor  (3,8 stars): This book has a strange tone, because it tries to be a mix between an academic book and a self-help book, which made it hard for me to connect to what it was trying to say. Nonetheless, it’s incredibly thought-provoking.

Your Heart is the Sea by Nikita Hill (3,8 stars): this is a really good poetry collection that has some very relatable, beautiful, heartfelt poems. (Full review coming this week!)

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A Late June 2019 Wrap Up (#Smutathon, #Buzzwordathon, #Romanceathon & #Summerathon)

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Hi everyone! This is really late because July was such a hard month for me and I had to take an unexpected break so I didn’t post anything. I will talk a bit more about it in my July wrap up, but for now I’ll say that june was an amazing month, I defended my thesis which was approved and I officially finished my Master’s degree. It was also a month of pool parties with friends and lots of rest.

I had a chance to read a lot, so I ended up participating in 4 readathons: Smutathon (🔥), Buzzword Readathon (🐝), romanceathon (💓) and summerathon (🌴). If I read a book for one of these readathons, I’ll put a emoji next to it.

Diverse Romance 

🔥 Marriage of Unconvenience by Chelsea M. Cameron (3,5 stars): This is a really cute story, but the writting isn’t the best and the book needs better editing. (Review)

🔥 Once Ghosted, Twice Shy by Alyssa Cole (3,6 stars): my main issue with this book is the instalove, which made me not be invested in the relationship. (Review)

Kulti by Mariana Zapata (4 stars): I’m a big fan of Mariana Zapata, this is my third book by her and I love it as much as the others. This is a slow (so, so slow) burn romance with complex and captivating characters. Also, the main character is Latinx 🎉 🎉🎉

💓🌴 Unmarriageable by Soniah Kamal (4 stars): This is an incredible Pride and Prejudice retelling set in Pakistan, that keeps the themes and the general plot of the original, but it includes so many amazing new commentary about colonialism, colorism, sexism and classism in Pakistan.

Romance

🔥 Hard Sell by Lauren Layne (3,8 stars): This book has one of my favorite couples in a romance book, the chemestry between them was explosive. (Review)

🔥 Huge Deal by Lauren Layne (3,8 stars): I loved the female love character in this book and there’s a great slow burn romance that I enjoyed quite a bit. (Review)

🔥 Love Story by Lauren Layne (3,6 stars): I enjoyed this second chance romance, but it gets repetitive at points and the miscommunication is a bit frustrating. (Review)

🔥 An Ex For Christmas by Lauren Layne (3,6 stars): This is one of my least favorite Lauren Layne book. This is a slow burn friends to lovers romance, but the main characters are so  different that sometimes their relationship doesn’t make much sense, not even their friendship. (Review)

🔥 Sustained by Emma Chase (3,7 stars): I LOVED the family aspect of this book, it was so sweet and the romance was really good as well.

The Simple Wild by K.A. Tucker  (4,2 stars): This book is amazing, it’s set in Alaska, which becomes another character of the story, the romance is so sweet, and the development of the father/daugther relationship is amazing. This is definitely a bittersweet book that made me sob.

💓🐝 I Flipping Love You by Helena Hunting (3,6 stars): I enjoyed the romantic relationship in this book, but the writing isn’t the best and the ending is kind of rushed.

💓 Fix Her Up by Tessa Bailey  (3,7 stars): This is SO STEAMY, my first Tessa Bailey book and I’m a fan. I definitely need to read more of her books.

The Roomate Agreement by Emma Hart (3,5 stars): I really enjoyed this friends to lovers story, which isn’t a surprise since it’s one of my favorite tropes. This is funny, steamy and entertatining.

Desperately Seeking Roomate by Micalea Smeltzer (3,2 stars): This is not terrible but the writing wasn’t for me and the chemestry between the characters wasn’t completely there.

Others 

🐝 Fake It Till You Break It by Jenn P. Nguyen (3,8 stars): This is a cute enemies to friends to lovers story and exactly what I needed at the time I read it!

🐝 I See You by Clare Mackintosh (4 stars): I really liked this book, but there were some things at the end that were rushed, one of the detectives makes some guesses that come out of nowhere and that took away a little bit of the enjoyment for me.

🌴 Mr Mercedes by Stephen King (4 stars): I love crime novels and this one is great, I love the cast of charactes and the plot was so good as well. Definitely recommend this one!

🌴 Finders Keepers by Stephen King (3 stars) I was so frustrated while reading this sequel, the main characters of the series didn’t show up until like 60% of the book and I was so bored before that. I’m reading book 3 now and when I’m done I’ll do a series review.

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May 2019 Wrap Up: Romance Books & My Favorite Latinx Book of the Year So Far

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Hi everyone! May was really busy, hard month for me because of school stuff, but I’m so glad I still managed to read 12 books in the middle of everything else. I’m also excited about the fact that with this post I’ll be up to date with my wrap ups…yay!!! 🎉🎉🎉

Without further ado, here are the books I read in May:

A LITTLE BIT OF EVERYTHING

The Storm Runner by J.C. Cervantes (3,6 stars): I really liked this book, it’s fun and entertaining and it has great characters. It was written by a latinx author, it has latinx characters and it’s based on Mayan mythology, which is amazing. I just had issues with the amount of internalized ableism.

Don’t Date Rosa Santos by Nina Moreno (5 stars): This book made me sob, it was so good and so bittersweet, the writing was incredible and the book took a turn that I wasn’t expecting. One of my favorite books so far this year.

Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn (3,6 stars): I finally read one of Flynn’s book and I actually enjoyed it. Not a lot happens, I was expecting more investigation and discovery, and all the reveals are at the end, but it’s short and captivating enough.

The Mermaid’s Voice Returns in this One by Amanda Lovelace (3 stars): I didn’t really find any poem in this that was particulary especial or that resonated with me. They were all just ok.

ROMANCE 

The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren (4 stars): This is probably my favorite Christina Lauren book. It’s a enemies to lovers, fake dating romance, with a ridiculous premise that works so well. There’s so much tension between the characters and there whole time in Hawai is fun and entertaining and when they are no longer in Hawaii things get a bit more angsty, but the story is still great.

The Bride Test by Helen Hoang (3,7 stars): This book has #ownvoices autistic rep, which I appreciated. But I had a few issues with the book, the main character, Esme, frustrated me a lot and also the secrets and the power imbalance in the relationship didn’t sit well with me. The story ended up having had a sweet ending that I liked and I enjoyed the huge vietnamese family in this book, their scene were really entertaining and funny. 

Grumpy Fake Boyfriend by Jackie Lau (3,6 strars): More fake dating romances because they are my faves. Great chemestry between the characters, VERY grumpy hero, really steamy book.

The Flatshare by Beth O’Leary (4 stars): The whole concept of this book is so unique and entertaining. I loved the stick notes that the characters used to communicate and how they got to know each other through them. But more than the sweet romance, I was impressed by the way this portrayed the experience of  someone coming out of an emotionally abusive relationship. Trigger warnings for gaslighting, emotional abuse and stalking

Rookie Movie by Sarina Bowen (3,8 stars): Second chance romance with an amazing hero that doesn’t play games, he’s honest and sweet. Amazing chemestry between the characters and swoon worthy romance. Trigger warning for mention of sexual assault.

Brooklynaire by Sarina Bowen (3,7 stars): The relationship between the characters in this book is so interesting and captivating. There’s the perfect amount of angst and indecision about getting together. I really liked the way flashbacks were used to show their relationship through the years.

Joy Ride by Lauren Blakely (3,7 stars): I loved both of the main characters, their chemestry and the sexual tension. This was a fun, steamy read with a enemies to lovers, kind of second chance romance.

Hard Wood by Lauren Blakely (3,5 stars): The characters were sweet, but the chemestry wasn’t completely there and the obstacules they faced were minimal. Also, there are chapters told from a cat’s perpective, which is a bit weird and it doesn’t entirely work with the story.

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March & April Wrap Up: better late than never, right? Ft. Latinx books, a ton of romance and lots more

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Hi everyone! As I said in my last post, I haven’t been blogging these last couple of months for multiples reasons -that I mentioned in that post, in case you want to know- and because of that I’m behind in posting my wrap ups, so today I want to talk about the books I read in March and April, especially since there are some amazing ones!

Fantasy/ Sci-Fi

Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor (5 stars): this is my favorite book I have read so far this year; the writing is stunning, the plot and world building are so interesting and I really liked the characters as well. Also, THAT ENDING!!!

Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel (4 stars): I think this book is fascinating, it addresses important discussions related to science, politcs, power and how they are all connected. It’s full of unlikeable yet compelling characters and it’s told in a interesting format.

We Set the Dark on Fire by Tehlor Kay Mejia (4,5 stars): this latinx fantasy book with an f/f romance captured my heart. Dani and Carmen, the main characters, are amazing and their relationships is so complex and captivating. The girl power in this book is strong and that’s one of the reasons I LOVED it!

Dealing in Dreams by Lilliam Rivera (3,6 stars):  a distopyan book written by a latinx author and with latinx main characters. Even if I didn’t love the writing style or some of the choices about the plot and pace, the characters in this novel were really captivating.

Contemporaries 

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With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo (4 stars): Latinx characters and a latinx author. I really enjoyed this one, the writing was fantastic! Check out my full review.

Small Town Hearts by Lillie Vale (3,5 stars): This was just ok, I had a few issues with it. Check out my full review.

Diverse Romance 

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All’s Fair in Blog and War by Chrissie Peria (3,7 stars): The author of this book is Filipino and the characters are as well.  This book has such a interesting premise  (travel bloggers going on vacation together) and it’s really entertaining and cute.

Feels Like Summer by Six de los Reyes (3,7 stars): Set in the Phillipines, Filipino main characters and Filipino author. My favorite thing about this is the soft hero, he’s so nice, mature and supportive. Also, I always enjoy romance books where there’s a great group of friends and this one has that.

Graham’s Delicacies by Em Ali (4 stars): I really, really enjoyed this one, here’s my full review. 

Delicious Complication by Sabrina Sol (3,6 stars): Latinx author, Latinx characters and so much latinx food!!This was sweet and sexy and I really liked both of the main characters. This is probably my favorite of the series (it can be read as standalone).

Delicious Satisfaction by Sabrina Sol (3,6 stars): again, Latinx author, Latinx characters and so much latinx food! Friends to lovers and second chance romance, which I love. The main guy is an alpha hero but he’s not an asshole and I really liked the chemestry between the two main characters. (it can be read as standalone)

The Proposal by Jasmine Guillory (3,7 stars): I liked this book more than the first in the series, mainly because I liked the characters more. This was funny, sexy and entertaining. Black heroine and Latinx hero.

Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston (4,2 stars): This was SO GOOD! It has a biracial (Mexican/white) and bisexual main character, and a m/m romance that’s enemies to friends to lovers and it’s swoon worthy. Also, this has the coolest friend group ever and an interesting political aspect.

Romance 

Let’s begin with the obvious, Lauren Blakely has become one of my favorite romance authors. I read one of her books in December 2018 and since then I have read a total of 8 of her novels and 1 novella.

Most Irresistable Guy by Lauren Blakely (3,8 stars): this was just a quick novella, a prequel to the first book and it was actually really good.

Most Valuable Playboy by Lauren Blakely (3,8 stars): this is friends to lovers + fake relationship + sport romance, which are all things I love. Told from the male main character perspective. It was steamy and sweet.

Most Like to Score by Lauren Blakely (3,7 stars): The main character is chinesse, she was adopted when she was a baby. I really liked the chemestry between the chracters in this one. This is fun and sexy.

Well Hung by Lauren Blakely (3.6 stars): This is book 3 in the series and my least favorite, it can be read as a standalone. I feel like I didn’t connect with the main characters that much.

Full Package by Lauren Blakely (3,7 stars): This is book 4 in the series, but it can be read as a standalone. I really liked both of the main characters, this is a really good friends to lovers/roommates romance and I really enjoyed the chemestry between the characters.

Walk of Shame by Lauren Layne (3,8 stars): I loved both of the main chatacters in this one and the chemestry between them was amazing. It’s enemies to lovers and it’s funny, sexy and sweet at the same time.

Bishop by Sawyer Bennett (3,6 stars): The premise of this one is a bit ridiculous and that’s why it took me a while to decide to read it, but at the end I actually really enjoyed it. This is asport romance, told in dual pov, the characters have tons of chemestry and it’s a good amount of steamy.

The Wall of Winnipeg and Me by Mariana Zapata (4 stars): My second book by Mariana Zapata cemented the fact that she is the queen of slow burn romances that make you swoon.  This is a sport romance and it was so good!

Sweet Filthy Boy by Christina Lauren (3,7 stars): Even if this is book 1 in the Wild Season series, I actually read the books 2 & 3 before this one because they sounded like something I would enjoy more, but I was wrong and this ended up being my favorite. The guy is so sweet and I loved the way he treated the main character, Mia. This one is steamy!

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A Very Late February 2019 Wrap Up

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Hi everyone! I’m sorry to be posting this so late, but I have been working non stop on my thesis since I’m really behind on it and, because of that, I haven’t had much time to blog.

Without further ado, here’s my february wrap up:

LIFE UPDATE

  • February wasa pretty stressful month for me, I was planning two long trips and while I’m really excited to be going on those trips, all the things related to planning like buying tickets and making reservations made my anxiety get really bad. Also, I’m really behind on my thesis, so that didn’t help the situation with my anxiety.
  • In February. I finished my internship and started my last month of classes, but beyond that not a lot happened.

WHAT I READ 

This year I’m participating in a few reading challenges, so I’ll be keeping track of that with some emojis!

                     🌸 =Reading Women Challenge 🌿= Catch Up on Classics                                    ⭐= Dancing with Fantasy and Sci-fi Challenge 🌻= Year of the Asian

 

The Wicked King by Holly Black (5 stars): Just know that I LOVED THIS! Read my full review to know more. – ⭐

Are You Seeing Me? by Darren Groth (3,6 stars): bittersweet, beautiful and touching story with an autistic main character. Check out my full review!

Hi Fi Fight Club # 2 by Carly Usdin (4,3 stars): I love the art and the color palet in this, also the story is endering and entertaining.

 

Baby Maker by P. Dangelico (3,6 stars):  This was fun, but not very memorable. I really like books where strangers make an arrangement to have a baby and end up falling in love, so I enjoyed that aspect of this, but that basic premise is almost all I remember about it.

Dirty Rowdy Things by Christina Lauren (3,4 stars): Fun and steamy, but also a bit frustrating.

Dark Wild Night by Christina Lauren (3,4 stars): I think this was a case of my expectations being too high. I’m a huge fan of friends to lovers stories and this started in a very promising way but, when they actually got together it felt underwhelming.

 

Let’s Get Textual by Teagan Hunter (3,6 stars): This was hilarious, sexy and sweet. The love interest was so nice, which I loved, and the dynamic between the characters was highly entertaining, especially their text messages. Also, there’s a baby goat in this, what else do you need to know?!

The Friend Zone by Kristen Callihan (3,5 stars): The text messages in this were the best part, they felt like real messages between real people and the voices of both of the main characters were so well done. This was really angsty and it uses a trope at the end that I don’t like.

The Risk by Elle Kennedy (3,8 stars): This has fake dating, which is my favorite trope and it was well done. I do think that there was an unnecesary storyline with the main character’s past at the end, but that meant that there was a heartbreaking but beautiful father/daughter scene that I really appreciated.

Piecing Me Together by Renée Watson (4 stars): Really interesting, thought-provoking book. It explores race and class in a very complex and nuanced way.

Love, Hate & Other Filters by Samira Ahmed (4 stars): This is a book with an important message since it addresses islamophobia. I really enjoyed Maya’s story and her development thorughout the book, even if I felt meh about the romantic relationship. Also, I think the little inserts from random people’s povs didn’t work that well – 🌻

Black Enough by Various Authors (3,7 stars): As with every short story collection, there were some great stories and then there were also a lot of meh stories.

Wuthering Heights by Emily Brönte (3,6 stars): Every character was a dislikeble character and most of them were terrible people, but I still found the story interesting and engaging.🌿

Blog Posts 

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January 2019 Wrap Up (+ Mental Health Book Bingo Wrap Up)

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Life Update 

  • I started the month in the best way, traveling through Italy. I went to Rome, Florence and Venice and it was amazing! Venice was so beautiful.
  • Then I got home the 8th of January and I started my internship the next day – after a 20 days trip through France and Italy – and it was exhausting if I’m being honest. The internship has been kind of a disappointment.
  • I also had exams during January, I did really well on those, but with everything that was going on, my anxiety got a bit out of hand after a few months of being in very low levels, which sucks.
  • Still, overall it was a good month, I love the fact that I started the year traveling and I’m so grateful I got that chance!

What I Read 

This year I’m participating in a few reading challenges, so I’ll be lkeeping track of that with some emojis!

                     🌸 =Reading Women Challenge 🌿= Catch Up on Classics                                    ⭐= Dancing with Fantasy and Sci-fi Challenge 🌻= Year of the Asian

In An Absent Dream by Seanan McGuire (4,3 stars): my favorite book in the series so far! I found the goblin market so interesting and the characters were so complex! This entire book was so bittersweet and I loved it! (review)  – ⭐

A Study in Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle (3 stars): This was disappointing; the writing style wasn’t for me, I didn’t found the case interesting and the only really good thing was the characters. (review) – 🌿

A Study in Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro (5 stars):  Lovely, flawed, amazing characters and a really interesting relationship and dynamic between them.  (review coming this week!) – 🌿🌸

Tangled Like Us by Krista & Becca Ritchie (4 stars): This was really good, Thatcher is not my favorite but I love Jane and they work as a couple and I liked that we got to see more of the Cobalts. Honestly,  I can’t wait until we get a Sulli and Akara book. I NEED IT! – 🌸

Hi Fi Fight Club by Carly Usdin (4 stars): I really liked this, I think the characters are amazing and the art and color pallet are so lovely! (review)

Lumberjanes by Various Authors (4 stars): This was so much fun! The perfect amount of spooky and mysterious to make want to continue with the other issues. (review)

Lumberjanes: 2016 Special by Various Authors (3,4 stars): Didn’t really enjoy this story as much, I think it was a little too ridiculous and not spooky enough. But the art was pretty. (review)

Mental Health Book Bingo 

The Astonishing Color of After by Emily X.R. Pan (4 stars): Beautifully written, I loved the romance and seeing the evolution of the father/daughter relationship. I wasn’t even 10% into this and it had me tearing up. My only problem with this is that it dragged a little. It has depression rep, so trigger warning for that and for suicide.  (review) – 🌻 🌸

Beneath the Citadel by Destiny Soria (4,5 stars): I loved all the characters in this book so much and I had a lot of fun reading this story until the moment when my heart was broken. Besides that, I really liked that this was a Fantasy standalone, which we need more of, and it’s a fantasy with anxiety rep, which we need even more –  ⭐

Darius the Great in Not Okay by Adib Khorram (4,5 stars): This was fantastic, the family relationships were the main focus of this book and there were so many complex and interesting characters that even when there’s not much plot, I still found this absolutely compelling. The friendship part of the story was also really sweet and i loved that it was set in Iran and mostt of the main characters were iranies. Also, this was the second book this month that made me tear up, which is so unusual for me! Trigger warnings for depression- 🌻

You Are Here by Dawn Lanuza (3,5 stars): The writing style wasn’t that great, but I really liked the themes this addressed, like depression and  second love, and I found a lot of what the author was trying to say relatable. (review coming this week!)

Blog Posts 

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December 2018 Wrap Up: Queer Lit Readathon, Smutathon & Shortathon

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Life Update 
  • December was such an amazing month. I went on a trip to Barcelona with my best friend and we had an amazing time. There are so many things to do and it’s such a vibrant and beautiful city, it’s a new favorite place for me.  We were there for only 4 days and I really want to go back some day!
  • Since I’m living in Spain and I had to spend Christmas and New Year’s eve away from my family that is back in Colombia, my best friend and I planned a trip to Paris for Christmas, then Milan and then Rome for New Year’s Eve (Spoilers for January:  I also went to Florence and Venice at the beginning of 2019, I just got home yesterday!). Paris is my new favorite city, I had the best time there, we stayed for 6 days and got to see so much of that beautiful place. I can’t wait to go back!
  • Even after traveling so much, I managed to read the 16 books that I needed to complete my goal of reading 150 books in 2018, so that’s really exciting as well!
What I Read
Queer Lit Readathon

 

What If It’s Us by Becky Albertalli & Adam Silvera (3,6 stars) 

It took me a while to get into this books, I didn’t really enjoy the first part of it, but once it got to part two, I found it a very cute read. (full review)

If I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo (4 stars)

I really enjoyed this book, I think it was interesting that instead of a coming out story, this was about a trans girl living her life. I liked the way this book explored the relationships between Amanda and her parents and the way those relationships developed.  I think the main conflict was a bit unnecessary and I wish things could have gone differently, but overall this was a great read.

They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera  (3,8 stars) 

It took me a while to get into this book, but when both of the main characters finally meet it gets better. While I didn’t really feel the chemistry, overall I really liked their relationship and I think the way they both grew in this book was amazing. I don’t understand what was the point of the chapters told from other people’s perspectives, since I didn’t feel like they added anything to the story, but nontheless, I fount his to be a thought provoking book.

Smutathon

 

Rafe by Rebekah Weatherspoon (3 stars) 

This was just ok, sadly the writing style wasn’t for me and I felt like the characters had no chemistry, they had their sweet moments though.

Big Rock by Lauren Blakely (3,7stars) 

This was a short and fun read, steamy and low on angst. The fake relationship trope is one of my favorites and that part of the story was really well done. Also, the fact that this was friends to lovers made it even better. The characters had so much chemistry and I really enjoyed their interactions.

Mister O by Lauren Blakely (3,7 stars)

After reading Big Rock, I wanted to read the sequel right away. I really liked this couple, their dynamic is playfull and fun and they have lots of chemistry. This book handles the best friend’s little sister trope really well, because it avoids the whole ‘you’re my best friend but you don’t deserve my sister’ narrative.

 

A Princess in Theory by Alyssa Cole (3,7 stars) 

At first I thought I wasn’t gonna like this, because the prince in this story comes off as a entitled jerk, but at the end I enjoyed seeing his development. I really liked the fact that the main character was a woman in STEM and I think the topic of sexism in her field was handled really well. My problem with this was that the last part of the book goes in a weird direction and it didn’t worked that well for me.

The Hating Game by Sally Thorne (4 stars) 

I really enjoyed reading about Josh and Lucy’s relationship. Enemies to lovers is one of my favorite tropes and this book did it so well. I really liked Josh as a love interest, he is introduced as an asshole, but ends up being such a soft guy and I want to cry just thinking about it!

From Lukov With Love by Mariana Zapata (4 stars) 

This is the most beautiful enemies to friends to lovers relationship of all times. The main character, Jasmine, goes through so much character development and it’s amazing, and she and Ivan are perfect for each other. I usually don’t get crushes in fictional characters, but I have a huge crush on Ivan Lukov.

Shortathon

 

Filthy Gods by R. Scarlett (3,4 stars) 

I had low expectations for this one, but I found it entertaining and it actually left me intrigued about the next books in this series. A short and steamy romance, it has good characters and it has low levels of angst.

Adulthood is a Myth by Sarah Andersen (4 stars)

This was so relatable!!! I really enjoyed this one, it was cute and funny and I wanted to take pictures of so many pages and send them to my friends.

Merry Inkmas by Talia Hibbert (3 stars) 

My main problem with this was that I didn”t understand why the characters got together, they had cero chemistry and honestly the guy was a jerk most of the time and it was excused because of his tragic past. Also, the writing wasn’t for me. At the end, it got better and when the guy wasn’t being a jerk, they actually had some nice moments, but nothing beyond that.

The Adventures of Superhero Girl by Faith Erin Hicks & Kurt Busiek (3 stars) 

This was ok, it did nothing especial, but it was entertaining. I honestly don’t have anything else to say about it.

 

Soft on Soft by Em Ali (4 stars) 

This was so adorable and soft. I loved both of the main characters and their relationship, even if I did feel like they got together out of nowhere. A f/f romance that I would totally recommend!

Knit One, Girl Two by Shira Glassman (3 stars)

This is a f/f romance novella and I think it was ok, it had some cute moments, but I felt like it tried to cover too much in very few pages and somethings felt both unnecessary and unresolved.

For Every One by Jason Reynolds (4,5 stars) 

I really enjoyed this book, it was the perfect book to end the year because it left me feeling hopeful. A beautiful book written in verse about working to accomplish your dreams and not giving up.

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