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August 2018 Wrap Up

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Life Update 

  • There’s not much to tell, I have basically been preparing to move to Spain for a year on the 20th of September. So there’s being lots of paperwork, packing my apartment, and spending time with friends and family during August.
  • The only other thing is that I’m hosting the #LatinxBookBingo and that had been so well receive, especially on twitter,  which has made me really happy and it has made the whole experience feel extremely especial.

What I Read 

The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang (4,3 stars): I really enjoyed this book, it has a soft male love interest, which is rare in romance, it has #ownvoices autistic rep, there’s a lot of chemestry between the two main characters and the book is really steamy and there’s a lot of sex scenes, which I like, but if it’s not your thing be aware.

The Pros of Cons by Alison Cherry, Lindsay Ribar & Michelle Schusterman (4,3 stars): I loved this book, I loved all three main characters, I loved the female friendship and I loved the premise of the three conventions. Also, there’s two really cute romances, there’s lesbian rep, non binary rep, mexican rep and I think there were well handled.

Mirage by Somaiya Daud (4,3 stars): I loved the two main female charaters in this one and I loved the fact that it’s a Moroccan inspired fantasy. Here’s my review!

Useless Magic by Florence Welch  (3 stars): This is basically a book with the lyrics to a bunch of Florence + The Machine songs, there’s a few doodles and phrases that are added, but not much of this is new. Nonetheless, I listen to all the songs as I read so I had a good time.

Quiet Girl in a Noisy World by Debbie Tung (3,5 stars): this was relatable for me as an introvert, it was funny and it was a quick read.

Five Little Pigs by Agatha Christie (3,6 stars): This is the first Hercules Poirot book I have read in which he’s trying to solve a case from the past and I still enjoyed it but it didn’t blow my mind. Honestly, I have started to notice the repetitive elements that Agatha Christie uses in her novels, so the books are losing a bit of their appeal.

Dr. Strange Beard by Penny Reid (3.6 stars): I liked the two main characters and I liked he fact that they used to be  best friends but haven’t spoken in years, the plot was a bit predictable but not entirely, I didn’t like the time jump between the last book and this, and I didn’t like that we saw so little of the rest of the Winstons.

The Love Song of Sawyer Bell by Avon Gale (3,2 stars): The plot of this was really predictable,I wasn’t completely sold on the romance, I didn’t really felt the chemestry between the characters, but it was still fun to see a cute f/f romance.

The Chase by Elle Kennedy (3,4 stars): I liked the chemestry between the characters nad I liked the way in which the relatioship developed. Also,  I really liked the female friendship in this and the side characters.

Sincerely, Carter by Whitney G. (3,4 stars): Best friends to lovers is my favorite trope, so I enjoyed that aspect of this book, the conflict at the end was a bit dumb and it relied on miscommunication, which I didn’t like, but overall, it was a fun read.

Sincerely, Arizona by Whitney G. (3 stars): This was just an epilogue for Sincerely, Carter. It was cute, but that was it.

After the Kiss by Lauren Layne (3,6 stars): This is like anothe version of How to Lose a Guy in 10 days and it was actually really fun to read. The main characters are very different but they have a lot of chemestry; the male main characters is the serious and a bit dominant kind of guy, but it wasn’t excesive, and the female main character, whom I liked a lot, is charismatic and nice.

Love The One You’re With by Lauren Layne (3,8 stars): This book has an amazing love interest, he is flirty and a bit cocky, but he is a nice guy from beginning to end. I also liked the female main character and how heartbreak was shown in the story.  I enjoyed the battle of the sexes aspect of the story and the chemestry between the characters.

Just One Night by Lauren Layne (3,5 stars): This is a friends to lovers story, but the actions and conversations of the two main characters didn’t show them to be as good friends as it was being said they were. That definetely lowered my enjoyment of the story, just like the fact that I didn’t like the male main character that much. However, I did like the female main character.

The Trouble With Love by Lauren Layne (3,8 stars): I really liked both main characters in this book, I could relate a lot to the main female character, who was an introvert and kind of quiet and serious, I liked the fact that they had history and there was all the mystery surrounding their failed engagement 7 years before.

Irresistibly Yours by Lauren Layne (3,8 stars): I loved that this story revolves around two sportwriters and it touches a bit on how difficult it is to be a woman in the sport industry. I really liked both of the main characters. The main problem I had with this is that the female mc had self-esteem issues and she could go more than a couple pages without mentioning that she wasn’t pretty or sexy or desirable, and it definitely got a bit repetitive.

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July 2018 Wrap Up ( including what I read for the #7in7Readathon)

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Life Update 

I RECEIVED GREAT NEWS!!! Ok, I’m gonna stop screaming now, but it’s just that I’m so excited. Last month in my life update I said that I hadn’t gotten the scholarship that I applied to. BUT actually, I was told half way through july that I did get the scholarship. I’m going to Spain in less than 2 months to get my Master’s Degree, I’ll be living there for a year and I couldn’t be happier. So, I have been running around trying to get all the paperwork and everything else ready, which means my anxiety has been a bit out of control, but I’m still really excited.

What I Read 

Brain on Fire by Susannah Cahalan (4,2 stars): The first half  was amazing, I was at the edge of my sit and I couldn’t stop reading because I wanted to know what was happening to Susannah. The part of the recovery was slower but still really interesting, and then the last 10% of this was too focused on medical facts. Overall, a fascinating and honest  book.

Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows by  Balli Kaur Jaswal (4,3 stars): I loved the characters in this, the relationships between them, the premise, the themes it addressed in terms of gender and religion. I LOVED THIS! It was funny, it was heartfelt and I think it will be one of my favorite books at the end of the year.

Convenience Store Woman by Sayaka Murata (3 stars): This has a very peculiar main character, there’s almost no plot and it’s entirely character driven, but there’s not that much character development. It’s an interesting read, but not enjoyable.

Lair of Dreams by Libba Bray (4,2 stars): I really liked the mystery in this one and the spooky vibes. Evie annoyed me a little bit in this book, but I loved the rest of the characters. My ship tried to sail in this one, but I don’t know if it’s gonna make it or not, which worries me a bit. I loved the ending, I think it’s the perfect set up for the next book.

Into the Drowning Deep by Mira Grant (4,6 stars): One of the best books I have read this year, it’s a very complex and scientific look at mermaids and it’s so SCARY! I’m not kidding this is horror sci-fi, which I had never read, and I was so scared that I had an anxiety attack at one point. Anyway, my only issue is that the second half gets a bit too scientific and I didn’t quite understand some things.

And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie (4,4 stars): Loved the secluded setting, there were several mysteries at the time, which kept me guessing, and it was so intriguing. (Review)

Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie (4 stars): I loved the secluded setting, the methodical way in which the murder is investigated and the very surprising ending. (Review)

Lord Edgware Dies by Agatha Christie (3,6 stars): I didn’t guess the ending of this one, because I thought my guess was too obvious, but at the end I was right.

The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie (3,4 stars): This has an annoying narrator, but I really enjoyed that there were lot of viable suspects. I found the ending logical but not satisfying. (Review)

The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie (4 stars): this book has one of the best endings to a mystery that I have ever read, it’s so shocking. (review)

Evil Under the Sun by Agatha Christie (3,8 stars): I really liked that this has a few different perspectives, which gives more information about the murder,  I liked  the twist at the end, even if it was a bit far fetched. (Review)

#7in7Readathon Wrap Up 

I managed to read 7 book in 7 days and also I was able to finish all the challenges! It was a great readathon to be a part of and I met amazing people on twitter because of it.

The Beginning of the World in the Middle of the Night by Jen Campbell (4 stars):  I really enjoyed this short story collection, they were all beautifully written. (Review)

Nimona by Noelle Stevenson (4 stars): I’m not a fan of graphic novels, but this one was so good, it almost made me cry.

Love & Misadventure by Lang Leav  (2 stars): There were only 5 poems that I actually liked in this collection, the rest were those poems that are one sentence and that’s it and they were just not for me.

Cóndores no Entierran Todos los Días by Gustavo Álvarez Gardeazabal  (4 stars):  This book is set in my hometown and reading it was a unique and meaningful experience, especially, because it’s historical fiction and my grandma actually knew some of the people in it.

The A.B.C. Murders by Agatha Christie (3,6 stars): I didn’t enjoy this one as much, it was really slow and there were no clues or information for Piroit to solve the crimes until almost the very end. I did like the reveal of who the murderer was.

Death on the Nile by Agatha Christie (3,6 stars): I really liked this one, I liked the reveal because I didn’t see it coming but it was really far fetched. I didn’t like what happened after the reveal of who the murderer was.

Six Stories by Matt Wesolowski: I had a hard time getting into this, but then I was so intrigued by the mystery and wanted to know what happened. I was so scared at one point because I was reading this alone in the middle of the night and it has a very spooky subplot. I wasn’t completely happy with the ending, but I enjoyed the book.

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June 2018 Wrap Up

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Life Update 

  • This month has been mixed between good and bad news. The bad news: I didn’t get the scholarship for my master’s degree, I knew it was a long shot so it’s ok. The good news: my contract with the goverment is almost a done deal, out of the three approvals I need I already have two and it seems like they are gonna call me to sign my contract next week. That’s great because it’s a job I really wanted.
  • Now the real reason this month was hard was because the presidential elections took place in Colombia, and the worst possible person was elected and it we are gonna be stuck with a far right president for four years and everything sucks. Honestly it has costed me tears and moments of extreme anxiety. 
  • Also, my kindle broke down after 8 years of being my loyal companion and that affected my reading in a big way.

What I Read 

We Are The Ants by Shaun David Hutchinson  (4 stars) 

After a rough start, I ended up rooting for most of the characters in this book, even if they were unlikable and flawed, I emphatized with most of them and I really enjoyed seeing the character development they went through. Additionally, I really liked the writing and the romance for the most part.  I’m not sure what I feel about the alien aspect of this book.

Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds (4 stars) 

I enjoyed the concept of this book, the way the elevator was used as a vehicle to transmit the message of the cyclic nature of violence that was the central theme in this book. Also this is written in verse and it was very well done. My only minor issue was that I thought this was gonna be much more emotional and heart hitting and I felt like it lack a bit in that sense.

When I Hit You: Or, A Portrait of the Writer as a Young Wife by Meena Kandasamy  (4 stars)

The first things I need to say about this book is that it’s one of the best written books I have ever read, it deals with heavy subjects like abuse and rape in a raw and honest way, because of that, it’s not a very enjoyable book to read but a brilliant one nonetheless. My only minor issue with this book is that the narrator tries to distance herself from her story to be able to tell it, and while that makes sense,  it made me feel like I was being kept at arms leght from the story.

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman  (4,3 stars) 

I wasn’t enjoying this book that much at the beginning, but I changed my mind and it ended up being one of my favorite books of 2018 so far. I completely loved the huge character development the main character, Eleanor, went through; I loved the other characters she met throughout the book and how they made her see things in a different way. The subject of depression was delicately handdled and there was a positive representation of therapy. The mystery surrounding her past had a twist that was really surpising.

A Feast for Crows by George R.R. Martin (4 stars) 

I’m always in awe of the world building in these books and this was no exception, the amount of details in terms of hystory, family trees, religions and so much more is mindblowing. In terms of the plot, there’s not much happening, I mean there’s a lot happening,  BUT they are minor things, small movements of the pieces of the story to set up for what’s to come. So while there’s a lot happening, it doesn’t move the plot along that much. Nonetheless, I didn’t mind it because I was fascinated by the intrigues, the strategizing and the deceptions in this book. My main issue with this was Cersai, it was frustrating seeing her make all the wrong choices and she kept thinking she was being so smart.

On the blog 

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May 2018 Wrap Up

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Life Update 

  • May was a the month of waiting, which was incredibly frustrating. Last month, I said that May 22 was the day I’d find out if I got the scholarship to get my master degree, but the results didn’t come in. Now, the results are suppost to come out in June, so I still have to wait for a little longer. If you can keep sending good vibes my way, I would really appreciate it.
  • Last month I also said that I was applying for a job and I thought I was gonna know if I got it or not in May, but it’s a job with the government, so the application process is really long. I’m still waiting for that as well.
  • Thanks to all the waiting and expectations, my anxiety got out of control. It was a really hard month.
  • I got to see my boyfriend, who lives in another city, but came to visit. It was really good to see him. Also, I got to spend a lot of time with my friends and it was really fun and exactly what I needed.
  • There were presidential elections in my country, Colombia. It was the first round and the candidate that I like passed to the second round, but it’s very unlikely that he’ll win. If he loses, we are gonna be stuck with a far-right president AGAIN. I’m worried and sad and it sucks.

What I read 

I read A LOT MORE than usual in April and I could feel at the begining of May that I was kind of going into a reading slump, I didn’t want to read as much and so I decided to re-read one of my favorite series, which is 10 books long, that’s why this wrap up is full of re-reads. Now, I’m feeling the desire to read again and I’m sure June will be a great reading month.

 

A Court of Frost and Starlight by Sarah J. Maas (3 stars) 

This was so disappointing, there was a bunch of unnecesary scenes and there were scenes that are simply fans’ wish fulfillment. Things I liked: Nesta’s and Cassian’s chapters and the portrait of PTSD. The review is coming next month.

Tempting the Best Man by J. Lynn (3 stars) 

This is a fun, quick read. It has the sister of the best friend trope and at least it doesn’t take the usual route of the brother that doesn’t want the protagonists together, it goes in a different direction.  The main characters had chemestry, but the reason they weren’t together was kind of silly and based on miscommunication.

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Addictes/ Calloway Sisters Series by Krista and Becca Ritchie 

This was a re-read and I really enjoyed it, since this is one of my favorite series of all time. This was the third time I read the entire series and some of the book I have read even more times (like 4 or 5). I had never written a review of any of them and this time I decided to write a few thoughts for each book on Goodreads and I’m linking that down below:

Addicted to you  | Ricochet | Addicted for Now | Kiss the Sky | Hothouse Flower | Thrive | Addicted After All | Fuel by Fire | Long Way Down | Some Kind of Perfect

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April 2018 Wrap Up

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Life Update 

I gratuated college in February and I took March as my vacation month to recharge, so April was the month that I started to try and sort out my life and that made my anxiety get really bad. Here’s the main things I did in April:

  • I started the process to apply for a scholarship, so I can get my master degree in Spain. I had a bunch of appointments and I had to get a lot of documents and I spent a lot of money on those things. I will know the results May 22, so if you can send good vibes my way, I would really appreciate it.
  • In case I don’t win the scholarship, I started the process to get a job that I think I’ll like, but it has been a long and complicated process and I still don’t know if I got the job or not.

What I read 

The Room Mate by Kendall Ryan (2,5 stars): The way the main male character talked was irritating and the writing was not very good

Binti by Nnedi Okorafor (4 stars): So much worldbuilding for such a short book and the character developments is well done

Binti: Home by Nnedi Okorafor (4 stars): So much imagination! The world keeps expanding in ways I wouldn’t have imagined.

Meet Cute by Various Authors (4 stars): This was so cute, I really enjoyed reading it. Here’s my review.

The Way You Make Me Feel by Maurene Goo (4 stars): Love letter to L.A, amazing descriptions of food, an incredible female friendship and father/daughter relationship.

The Summer of Jordi Perez by Amy Spalding (4 stars): This has such a cute romance between two girls, amazing  fat rep and mexican-american rep,  a really cool guy/ girl platonic friendship.

Getting Lucky Number Seven by Cindi Madsen (3,7 stars): Cute couple, steamy scenes, a fun read.

Helium by Rudy Francisco (3,8 stars): I really liked part III of this collection because it deals with social issues like racism and masculinity in a very honest and touching way.

In The Country We Love by Diane Guerrero (3,5 stars): I liked the parts of this that were about immigration, mental health, her career, but seeing my country, Colombia, through her eyes was not fun. It frustrated me to no end.

The Diviners by Libba Bray (4 stars): Great characters, intriguing mysteries, really atmospheric book with a creepy vibe.

Beneath the Sugar Sky by Seanan McGuire (3,8 stars): Amazing worldbuilding and a captivating plot. Here’s my review.

Our Numbered Days by Neil Hilborn (3,4 stars): A few great poems, but most were just ok. The second half of this was much better than the first.

Secondhand Origin Stories by Lee Blauersouth (4,5 stars): amazing diverse characters, so many secrets and mysteries and complex family dynamics. Here’s my review.

No Matter the Wreckage by Sarah Kay (3,4 stars): I really enjoyed a few poems at the beggining and a few at the end of this, but there were none that absolutely blew me away.

Blurred Lines by Lauren Layne (3,7 stars): best friends to lovers, adorable couple and really likeable characters.

Invitation to the Blues by Roan Parish (3,7 stars): complex characters, interesting discussions about race and mental health, and a really adorable love story.

 

Damages Like Us, Lovers Like Us & Alphas Like Us by Krista and Becca Ritchie: these were re reads. The main couple in this books is not my favorite, but I love so many of the side couples and I like reading their interactions in these books. Also, I really enjoy reading about the family dynamics and relationships.

On the blog 

Here’s everything I posted this month on the blog:

  1. Most Anticipated Book Releases – April 2018
  2. The Movie Journal: February & March 2018
  3. My Most Read Authors
  4. Book Review: Meet Cute by Various Authors
  5. Book Review: Beneath the Sugar Sky by Seanan McGuire
  6. Underrated YA Books (less than 1000 ratings on Goodreads)
  7. My Reading so Far in 2018: I Completed my Goodreads Challenge of Reading 52 books!
  8. Book Review: Secondhand Origin Stories by Lee Blauersouth (Blog Tour)

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March 2018 Wrap Up

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Life Update 

– Since I graduated from college the last week of February, I spent March looking for a job and enjoying my ‘vacation’ aka unemployement. Having a month of vacation wasn’t the worst, I rested and now I have more energy and my anxiety is better and I’m feeling well.

-I went on a trip to visit my boyfriend, who moved away for a job. It was such a fun trip, we spent most of the time going to different book stores and it was amazing.

-The last week of the month I went on a trip with my family to various little towns in Colombia, since it was holy week and we were all free. It was a very relaxing and fun trip!

What I read 

 

 

We Are Okay by Nina Lacour (4,7 stars)

This is a beautifully written book about grief, loneliness, family and ‘the one that got away’. This is a really emotional book, I felt extremely connected with the characters, which hasn’t happened in a while for me, and I even ended up crying while reading this. It has lesbian, bisexual and latinx representation.

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid (5 stars)

This is my first 5 stars read of the year. Actually, it’s been a long time since I gave a book 5 stars. I absolutely loved this; the writing is amazing, it’s thought provoking, and it has complex and interesting characters and I was rooting for them even when they did horrible things. Also, there’s a epic love story that came with discussions about homophobia. This has latinx, bisexual, lesbian and gay representation.

The Sum of Our Days by Isabel Allende (4 stars)

This is a autobiographical novel about my favorite latinx author. This is a continuation of Paula, a book where Isabel Allende starts talking about her life in the way of letters to her dead daughter. This books continues where Paula left off and it’s told in the same estructure. Isabel Allende has led an interesting life and she talks about it with honesty and candor, which makes it fascinating to read.

Alphas Like Us by Krista & Becca Ritchie (4 stars)

I have been reading about these families for 13 books now, I think? There’s no way I don’t enjoy these books, mainly because I am so attached to the characters. This has bisexual and gay representation. My favorite thing about this book was not the main couple, it was the little moments we got to see of another couple, Sulli and Akara, together. Can’t wait for their book!

The Abyss Surrounds Us by Emily Skrutskie (3,8 stars)

I really enjoyed this, but I was expecting so much more since I have heard so much about it from other people. This book throws you in the middle of a very complex and intricate world and you learn about it as the book progresses, but by the time I felt like I understood the world, the book was ending and I didn’t enjoy that part of the reading experience. I did loved the romance between the two main female characters!

 

 

The Queen of Ieflaria by Effie Calvin (3,8 stars)

This book had a romance between two princesses that I really enjoyed. Nonethless, this had a little too much world building and the build up of the relationship between the two main characters lasted way too long and then all of the sudden, in the last part of the book, it feels like everything happens, all the action takes places. Overall, I did enjoy this but the pacing was a bit off.

North to You by Tif Marcelo (3,7 stars)

This was a cute and fun read. It had likeble main characters, a soft hero, a second chance romance and an interesting storyline revolving around food, restaurants and food trucks. One of the main characters is filipino and there’s a lot of reference to Filipino food.

Small Change by Roan Parrish (3,7 stars)

This book had a bisexual female main character and it was the best. Also, a soft hero, who was the cutest, nicest, most pacient guy ever. This was a bit angsty, but I really enjoyed the romance in it. Also, there’s really interesting discussions about sexism in the tatoo industry.

soft magic. by Upile Chisala (3,5 stars)

The poems in this collection revolved around gender and blackness, and I found myself liking a lot of them, but nothing stood out. The poems were all just okay for me.

The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo (4,7 stars)

I loved this book, it has the most amazing latinx main character. It discusses religion in a way that resonated with me and I think I will resonate with a lot of people that have distanced themselves from religion. There’s also commentary throughout the book about the female body and the male gaze. Honestly it’s one of the most thought provoking books I have read in a while.

 

 

Baby Daddy by Kendall Ryan (3,4 stars) 

This was fun to read. The male main character is actually nice and caring, and the romance was just adorable and hot at the same time. This is pure fluff.

Second Kiss by Chelsea M. Cameron (3 stars)

Another one that was pure fluff. This is the very short and sweet story of two women and their second chance romance.

Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body by Roxane Gay (4 stars)

This was hard to read, but it was such a powerful book. It deals with rape, eating disorders, mental illness, fatphobia and so much more. This was a very thought provoking read.

Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan (4 stars)

This was a fun, very extravagant read. This is a book full of descriptions of oppulence and excesses, it has hints of  plot that keeps everything together, but it’s mainly a book about the lives of very rich and superficial people. It’s missing a more meaninful discussion abut the things that it portraits, but it’s still a very fun and fast read.

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February 2018 Wrap Up

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Life Update

February was a really good month, full of happy moments and events that I was highly anticipating:

  • I finally finished my internship and I’m so glad about it. Well, except for the fact that I’m unemployed now, but I’m hoping to find something else soon.
  • I reunited with a lot of my friends that I hadn’t seen in a while and I laughed more than I had in a long time.
  • I graduated from university! I’m officially an anthropologist and a political scientist.

What I read 

1984 by George Orwell (4 stars)

I didn’t enjoy reading this book, but I found it perturbing and thought provoking. The concept is what makes this book interesting, especially the parallels Orwell draws with the society and the time he lived in and the imagination required to envision a future based on what he saw around him.

The Wedding Date by Jasmine Guillory (3,6 stars) 

I  really liked the first half of this books, it was full of cute, romantic and even some relatively steamy moments. I feel like the second half when the issues between the characters start appearing they were dragged out.

Illegal Contact by Santino Hassell (4 stars) 

This book has characters you’ll fall in love with and the banter and chemestry between them is incredible and makes their dynamic captivating. Here’s my review.

Marriage of Inconvenience by Penny Reid (3,8 stars) 

I was so excited to recieve an arc of this that I almost cried. I really liked the characters in this book and even if they were some plot points that were similar to other books in the series, this book still had unique plot elements that I enjoyed.

The Cruel PrinceThe Cruel Prince by Holly Black (4,2 stars) 

It’s been a while since I read a fantasy book that I enjoyed this much. This has complex characters and they are what made me love this story.  The plot was captivating even when there were some parts that were a bit predictable.

Sutphin Boulevard by Santino Hassell (4 stars) 

This book has a m/m romance, that’s full of chemestry and intense feelings. I really liked both of the main characters, they go from best friends to lovers, which is my favorite thing. The plot was a bit darker and sadder than I was expecting, but I think the heavier subjects were handdled really well.

Sunset Park by Santino Hassell (3,7 stars) 

The main character is a bisexual man and I loved the representation. It was fantastic. The main characters go from friends to lovers after becoming roomates and it is sucha great premise for the book and I really enjoyed reading their story.

Corrupting Chris by Santino Hassell (3 stars) 

This was just a short story, it was steamy but nothing special.

Teaching My Mother How to Give Birth by Warsan Shire (3,8 stars) 

There’s a lot of good poems in this collection, but there are some that weren’t as good.My favorite one was Conversations About Home (at the Deportation Centre). This deals with themes like domestic violence, rape, family, refugges, inmigration, among others.

Not Your Villain by C.B. Lee (4 stars) 

I love Bells as a main character, I also love all the other characters in this series. I had a few issues with the beggining of the book becuase it tells the important parts of the first book from Bells POV so it felt a bit slow and  repetitive, but after that the plot completely picked up.

Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder (3,8 stars) 

I had been meaning to read this for years and I finally did it! I actually really enjoyed it, I liked the main character and some of the secundary characters. The plot wasn’t the most unique, but it still was entertaining. My main problem was with the romance, it came out of nowhere and there was no chemestry betweem the characters.

Let’s Talk about Love by Claire Kann (4 stars) 

I fell in love with this book from the beginning, I love Alice’s voice and I love her as a character. I’m so glad there’s a book with an asexual main character. Also, I love the romance in this book.

The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee (4 stars) 

I suffered through this book, I was so worried for the chracters the entire time, because I adore the three main characters, Monty, Percy and Felicity.  They are hilarious and sassy. Also, there’s so much diversity,  a bisexual narrator, a m/m romance, chronic illness, and PTSD.

Stuff I’ve Been Feeling Lately by Alicia Cook (3,5 stars) 

The format of this book was cool, but this didn’t really feel like a poetry collection to me, it was more like random thoughts that the author put together, but they were entertaining and meaning full enough to hold my interest.

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