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Her Hollywood Boyfriend by K.R. Grace

Her Hollywood Boyfriend by K.R. Grace

My Rating: ★★★☆☆

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Genre: Fiction, Romance, YA
Published on:  May 4th 2018
Pages: — (Kindle Edition)

Her Hollywood Boyfriend was a book I read last year around November, when I could slip a portion of my time reading. I thought it would be exciting to read a contemporary since I’ve been soaked in reading fantasy-based novels. A bit of normalcy or a story centered on real life sounded nice and it works well when a change in genre is needed to balance things out. Continue reading “Her Hollywood Boyfriend by K.R. Grace”

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Back to Blogging

A grand new year to everyone across the blogosphere! With it, comes my resolve to make a comeback in my blog. Choo-choo! Let me expand this further in a moment.

Just as the new year started, I also began my journey in the world of bullet journalling. Just to keep things neat and tidy, I had to buy a separate notebook with grids in it (because I am NOT good with making straight lines). Bullet journalling is a great way to keep things organized and keep track of daily activities from habits to moods to to-do lists and so on! Because of it, there’s so much I was able to achieve in the past few days that I normally wouldn’t be able to. Also, it is such a fantastic motivation for when you need to look forward to something every day, especially the crossing out/highlighting part of completed tasks. It gives off an accomplished vibe that, in my case, feels incredibly satisfying. If you’re not journalling yet, start one now!

As I’ve mentioned over at my bookstagram profile, this year’s reading journey will be at a slow pace. Going against the current, I won’t be setting a reading challenge. I found that it was restricting me from choosing the book that I really want to read and as weird as it sounds, it made me feel a bit claustrophobic. Like I said, weird. So instead, I will pick a book based on my mood. Or maybe I’ll just follow the Laws of Attraction. Let the book and I attract each other. LOL

And to top off this post, I might make some changes on this blog. A tweak here, a bit of tinker there. Simply to have a different feel on my blog for this year. And to keep things a bit more sorted out.

All that being said, my resolve is up and I believe 2019 will be an amazing year. I can already feel it! See you at the next blog stop!

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[REVIEW]: Game of Secrets by Kim Foster

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★★☆☆☆

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Genre: Fantasy, Historical Fiction, YA
Published on:  July 3rd 2018 by Sky Pony Press
Pages: 338 (Kindle Edition)

 

 

Game of Secrets by Kim Foster is such an interesting title and matched with that attractive cover, I thought, “Wow, this looks like a good book!” And so I went my way and read it. And it isn’t what I expected it would be.

The story unfolds through the eyes of Felicity Cole, a mere human. But her seven-year-old brother is a Tainted.

The Tainted. They are a plague to society. Having the ability to defy the laws of matter, these people are dangerous and needs to be completely annihilated. Anyone manifesting signs beyond human strength is captured by the Huntsmen, taking them away from the eyes of society. Not even the rats living in the gutters would dare bat an eye at them.

Driven by the responsibility to shield him from prodding eyes around them, Felicity must keep her guards up at all times to keep her brother safe. But when an encounter with a stranger turns out into a bloody mess, Felicity reveals something she didn’t even know about herself.

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What Did I Miss?

Finally, finally, FINALLY! I’ve been gone for months but it’s good to be back in the blogosphere!!

First and foremost, I am sorry for being gone for sooo long. I had been self-reflecting and figuring out myself. I reflected on the 5 WH questions about my life and I can finally say that the fog in my brain has been cleared. Now,  I can truly see the goals I want to achieve in this life. Other than pondering on my thoughts, I recently got myself two jobs and even though I get exhausted at the end of the day, I found enjoyment in both of them.

Hence, my super long absence in the book-blogging world.

But now that I’ve gathered myself, I think I’m ready to open a book again and go on adventures. Although, my blog posting schedule will be reduced from two posts a week to one post a week, I hope to do my best. So until then, I’ll see you around, people of Blogosphere!

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Things I Did 101

Belated Happy 4th of July to my USA friends out there!!

There were several things that got me busy that I’ve been absent from the blogosphere for weeks. So, allow me to take this moment and share with you what I’ve been up to!

Thing #1: Building my fortress

It’s more likely my fortress is building itself. This sounds completely unusual because pfft. Since when did fortresses build themselves?! But really, all I do is water it, and let it grow itself.

OH WAIT. Did I say fortress?

I meant forest. Mini forest aka garden. I’ve been building an herb garden to make potions because the Southern Witches need them ASAP for the fun of it. Not like some being are in need of it. I mean, I honestly LOVE gardening  but hadn’t had the time before. Now I’m back from the dead a busy life and living that leisure-ish life.

Gardening is such a simple task that you don’t have to be a green thumb to start growing a plant! Here are the basics: Grab a seed. Bury it 3 inches deep. and wait for it to grow Don’t forget to cross your fingers and hope you grew this cute little thing:

and not this one…

Thing #2: Surprising Momma

Recently, my mom had her 50th birthday and we planned to surprise her, and surprising her we did! It was such a marvelous sight to see her oozing with so much happiness. I believe that our mommas are the ones who sacrifice the most in the family, and she deserves all the good things the world has to offer. This reminds me of the Q&A of Miss World 2017. If you haven’t yet, check out Manushi Chhillar’s answer!

Thing #3: I GOT THE ROLE OF CINDERELLA!!!

That sounds like a misleading subheading because I did NOT audition for a drama or a play or a movie or any films. Nevertheless, I still got the role.

I’ve been cleaning a LOT lately (I sound like complaining but really, I’m not) and oh boooooy. There’s more of it out there so I’m going to be like:

And that’s it! Those are the things I’ve been doing so there is little reading I’ve done lately. Well, it’s either read 10 novels straight or read nothing for a month or longer. There’s no in between.

 

HOW ABOUT YOU?

  • What do you do when you’re not reading?
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Blood Will Out by Jo Treggiari

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★★★★☆

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Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller, Suspense, YA
Published on: June 5th 2018 by Penguin Teen
Pages: 288 (Kindle Edition)

 

 

**I received an e-copy of this book from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review**

Imagine waking up at the bottom of an enclosed space several feet below the earth, in the middle of the night. No light, no idea how that happened, no ladder to get yourself out of there.

Just you. And darkness. And probably an unknown creepy crawly. And some bones of a dead something. HOW DO YOU DO?? I’d panic. I’m a claustrophobic person and it truly TRULY sucks to be in one. Continue reading “Blood Will Out by Jo Treggiari”

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Crimson Ash by Haley Sulich

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★★☆☆☆

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Genre: Romance, SciFi, Young Adult

Published on: May 10th 2018 by Write Plan

Pages: 382 (Kindle Edition)

 

**I received an e-copy of this book from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review**

Solanine Lucille and Ember Lucille are living in the same world but under different roofs. Escaping the government’s grasp, Solanine lives as a rebel, together with her fiance, Quill, outside the walls of the infamous City of Graven. On the other hand, Ember is a government’s soldier, robbed of her memories, tasked to give the “Choice” and trained to be emotionless.

Now there’s a rebel group of ex-soldiers and Solanine just needs to figure out if her sister is among them. But when an unexpected ambush resulted to the death of Solanine’s fiance, Solanine vows to avenge Quill and bring back her sister from the government’s hand. Little did she know that her fiance died at the hands of Ember.

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Night Beast by Ruth Joffre

 

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★★☆☆

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Genre: Short Stories, LGBT

Published on: May 8th 2018 by Grove/Atlantic

 

 

**I received an e-copy of this book from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review**

Night Beast is a compilation of eleven short stories with a diverse genre that ranges from scifi, and fantasy, to romance and slice of life. Focusing on the lives of queer women and mothers, this book will take you to dark alleys and hidden alcoves of a woman’s thoughts. Continue reading “Night Beast by Ruth Joffre”

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May 2018 Wrap-Up!

We’re halfway through the year and WOW!!! How time flies so fast. If that was how quick the months went by, then you bet December will be right around the corner and it will be my blog’s first bloggoversary! I’m planning on doing something special on that day and I hope you guys would join me in celebrating it.

Now, I may or may (pun intended) not be too late in putting up a wrap-up for the month of May but I’m writing one anyways, for recapping purposes.

Okay. So May was definitely not a month of reading for me. I was able to finish a couple books but that was it. The rest of the month went on in a blur with all the other things I was preoccupied with in my personal life. As of this moment, I’m focusing on getting back on track, getting organized a bit more, journal writing and soul-searching.

Here are the books I was able to get on the month of May:

Physical Books

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Kindle Books

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Monthly Reads

33224718 36739747

 

And that’s it! I hope y’all have a great day! 🙂

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Short Blog Update

Hey everyone! I hope you’re all doing well. You might have noticed my absence this past couple of weeks but I can explain. There has been a lot going on and it exhausted me so much! There was a wedding to attend to, a 2-day retreat over at the mountain side, and a sleepover at my cousin’s. All this in 6 consecutive days!! So I had to take a pretty looooong rest after so much travelling.

Now, I’ve somehow accumulated enough energy to blog and hopefully *cross fingers* I could share a post soon.

I’d also like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for the 200 follows!! Without you, I wouldn’t be able to reach this far ❤ It is an honour to be a part of the blogging community and meet such amazing people.

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