Book Review: Bringing Down the Duke by Evie Dunmore β˜…

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β€œBecause, my lord, if the marchioness believes that the female brain is incapable of forming a sound analysis on political issues, why should anyone trust her analysis on women in politics?”

I’ll be honest, I didn’t really know how I’d feel about this one going into it. But hey, it was available at the library and SO MANY people seem to love it so, why not? HAHAHAHA

I’m sorry, but, it was really quite terrible. 1.5 stars 😬.

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Book Review: The Marriage Game by Sara Desai β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…

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“Don’t bother unpacking the rest,” she said, tearing the lease in half. “I’m kicking you out now.”

She was almost as strong willed and stubborn as he was. But he had much better taste in furniture.

He snorted a laugh. “I’d like to see you try.”

“I’m sure you would,” she snapped. “It’s probably the only way you can get a woman near you with that giant ego in the way.”

“I’m hardly lacking for female companionship.”

Layla rolled her eyes in an overly dramatic fashion. “I’m not interested in hearing about your visits to the nail bar. I just want you gone.”

“It’s not going to happen, sweetheart. I have the document in digital form, and the law on my side.”

Number one, I love this cover. It’s gorgeous. (Although…the blank face cartoon trend is not my favorite. Poor Layla looks terrible there πŸ˜…). Number two, this was really freaking cute. Four stars, yes let’s give it up for well written rom-coms!!!

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Book Review: The Bookish Life of Nina Hill by Abbi Waxman β˜…β˜…

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β€œNina had looked around and realized she would never run out of things to read, and that certainty filled her with peace and satisfaction. It didn’t matter what hit the fan; as long as there were unread books in the world, she would be fine.”

This book was a huge disappointment. On paper, it sounded really fun and relatable, something cute and easy to fly through. Unfortunately, though, it was none of those things. Instead, it was cliche, boring, lacking, cringey, and very disappointing. I kind of want to give it 1.5 star now, but my initial gut reaction was 2 stars.

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Book Review: Don’t You Forget About Me by Mhairi McFarlane β˜…β˜…β˜…

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β€œWhat I was wondering is, if you too hope we have one of those first dates that turns into days and nights…because we can’t stand to be apart.”

This was an interesting read for me. I went in with set expectations and was taken aback when the book turned out to be quite different. I had some qualms with it, but overall, the parts I liked won out and I gave this book 3.5 stars.

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Book Review: The Simple Wild by K.A. Tucker β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…

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β€œ”Helped me?” he repeats.
β€œYes. Maybe now you have a shot at getting laid. As long as you don’t speak.”
The wicked smile he flashes makes my throat go dry. β€œDo you think I have problems in that department, Calla?”

Ok, now THIS is how you write a romance novel. I can’t believe I loved this so much! I adored everything about this story. I’d say my rating is more like a 4.75, but for the sake of not getting mega technical, I am rounding it up to 5 stars 😊.

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Book Review: Starsight by Brandon Sanderson β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…

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β€œAll right, M-Bot,” I said. “We have a problem. We might need to hijack that entire carrier ship.”
“Excellent,” M-Bot said. “Would you like your corpse cremated or ejected into space?”

I just couldn’t wait and picked up this sequel right after finishing Skyward! I was slightly hesitant going into the second novel, because I had heard some mixed reviews about it. And while it was not quite what I was expecting, it was still a great installment into the series. 4 stars!

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Book Review: The Well of Ascension by Brandon Sanderson β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…

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β€œDon’t you see? Hope is a good thingβ€”a wonderful thingβ€”but you must have hope in something appropriate. If you perpetuate the dreams of the past, then you stifle your own dreams of the future.”

If I want to get picky, this was 4.25 stars! This series is so good; I just knew it would get better and better with each installment.

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Book Review: The Martian by Andy Weir β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…

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β€œβ€œHe’s stuck out there. He thinks he’s totally alone and that we all gave up on him. What kind of effect does that have on a man’s psychology?” He turned back to Venkat. β€œI wonder what he’s thinking right now.”

LOG ENTRY: SOL 61 “How come Aquaman can control whales? They’re mammals! Makes no sense.””

Ok this book was so good! Why have I been sleeping on it this whole time?? For some reason I didn’t expect it to be as engaging and fast-paced as it was. I thought I’d like it, but not really like it. I’m glad I was wrong!

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