Book Review: The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…

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“Perhaps there is some secret sort of homing instinct in books that brings them to their perfect readers. How delightful if that were true.”

Whew! Well if that ain’t the longest title of all time πŸ˜†. Keeping that straight is going to be the most difficult part of the review!

So, I really liked this book! It was not quite what I was expecting to read (in a good way) and I enjoyed the unusual format, as well. Overall, it was very enjoyable, informative, and I loved the tone (parts of it were surprisingly hilarious!).

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Book Review: The Wicked King by Holly Black β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…

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β€œIt occurs to me that maybe desire isn’t something overindulging helps. Maybe it is not unlike mithridatism; maybe I took a killing dose when I should have been poisoning myself slowly, one kiss at a time.”

I was soooo excited for this book!! Right after reading the first book in the series, The Cruel Prince, I searched for this one and was devastated when I realized it would be a whole year before it was released. Well now I have read it and I am in the same damn boat waiting for the third book! The Wicked King was so good, a little short, but still extremely enjoyable!

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Mini Book Haul

Merry Christmas Eve!!

So, I was at Goodwill the other day and decided that I needed some new books. Buying books right before Christmas is totally okay, trust me! Especially when you get them for such a great deal. Honestly, buying books at Goodwill or thrift stores is my favorite place to get them. You never know which books will be there, which edition or cover it will be, whether or not there are notes in the margins, etc. I love it! So here are just a couple that I got on my last trip.

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Book Review: Kingdom of Ash by Sarah J Maas β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…

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β€œBut just remember that this fear of yours? It means you have something worth fighting for – something you care so greatly for that losing it is the worst thing you can imagine.” 

Guys. I cannot even form words. This was amazing. There was SO much to digest! I needed a while. After some thought, I do think I’d give it 4.5 stars for some minor plot devices and choices, but omg it was a brilliant book. I still don’t even know if I can coherently discuss my thoughts about it. I am sure it will be pretty all over the place, but what can you do πŸ€·β€β™€οΈ. When something is this magnificent you just start talking about it okay?!? Spoilers below, so beware!

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Book Review: A Gathering of Shadows by V.E. Schwab β˜…β˜…β˜…

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β€œDangerous. Reckless. Foolish. Mad. The words were beginning to feel more like badges of pride than blows.”

Hello, friends!

I must say, being back in the world of multiple Londons was comforting and fun. These books continue to capture my attention, with their fabulous writing, great worldbuilding, and wonderful characters. That being said, I do feel like this middle installment was plagued with second book syndrome quite a bit. I don’t know, something just felt different this go around and made me enjoy Kell and Lila’s stories a bit less. I’d ultimately give it 2.5 stars for that reason mainly.

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Book Review: The Lost Sisters by Holly Black β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…

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β€œI never thought it would come to anything bad for anyone but me.”

This was such a pleasant surprise!!!! I had no idea that this novella even existed and then I just stumbled across it on accident. Of course, I downloaded and read it right away (it’s only about 50 pages, after all). Anything to fill the void left by The Cruel Prince! And it was good! I loved this little story, which is crafted as a letter from Taryn to Jude, because it offers so much more insight into Taryn’s character and gives the reader a new perspective to consider during the events of The Cruel Prince.

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