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Combined July Book Haul

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Hey guys,
Today I will be sharing with you all of the books that I bought in the month of July. Now the majority of these books I already put into two mini book hauls, but in case you didn't see those other two posts or you are just dying to see the other books that I bought, then here you are.
Without further ado, these are all the books that I have bought in July so far (there may be more later, but I'll try not to).

1. The Summer I Turned Pretty trilogy bind-up by Jenny Han

Wicked excited about having this bind-up, it will definitely make it really easy to just breeze through the series while I am on vacation!
2. Legendary by Stephanie Garber
Also extremely excited about this because, if you guys did not already know, Caraval by Stephanie Garber was one of my favorite books of last year, and I just hope that this book lives up to the book before.
3. Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
This is one of those books that I have been meaning to read forever and I just n…

ANOTHER Mini Book Haul

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Hey guys, Today I will be sharing with you the books that I bought yesterday. Yes, I bought more books. But I didn't spend a ton of money, only $7. For three books! And one of them was hardback! That's cheaper than only one paperback book.  Now, here's the books that I bought yesterday, completely out of nowhere...
1. Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins This is one of those books that I have been meaning to read forever and I just never did. My mother actually read it and I never did. So I bought it for only $2 and I'm ready to read it when I go on vacation!
2. Noggin by John Corey Whaley I just saw this at the bookstore and it was so cheap and I remember seeing that JessetheReader had read it and I know that John Corey Whaley is an excellent writer since he has had multiple National Book Award Nominations. I also know that this book is just very strange but well-written and I need a book like that. 
3. Thanks for the Trouble by Tommy Wallach I literally just…

Mini Book Haul

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Hi guys!

Today I am just sharing the couple of books that I bought at Target today. With that being said, for all of you Americans reading this HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY and with that HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MY BABY BROTHER COLIN! We went to Target today, I'm not really sure why, but I obviously stopped by the book section because there is always great deals. so without further a do, these are the books that I picked up today!


1. The entire bind-up of The Summer I Turned Pretty trilogy by Jenny Han
After having loved Jenny Han's To All the Boys I've Loved Before, I really needed to read her original series, and the cheap bind-up was the perfect possibility!!!!
2. Legendary by Stephanie Garber I am extremely excited for this book, because if you didn't see my review on Caraval, it was definitely one of my favorite books of last year and this is the sequel!!! I am so excited to drop into this one even though there is no guarantee that it will be as good as the first book. Still wicke…

Love and Luck by Jenna Evans Welch

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Hi guys!
Today I will be reviewing Love and Luck by Jenna Evans Welch.

Let me start off by saying that I was definitely not disappointed by this book! After having read the first novel, I was slightly afraid that another book wouldn't live up to the first one, or that they would be too similar or something, but they weren't! They were completely different! And it was refreshing and even though it wasn't exactly what I had thought it was going to be, it was still great!
I went into this book, wanting, needing that perfect summer, fluffy, contemporary book that was filled with romance. And although it wasn't exactly filled with romance and wasn't exactly fluffy all the time but I still really, really enjoyed it. 
The relationships between the characters were excellent and especially the brother-sister relationships that were so prominently shown throughout the entire novel were so great to read about. You don't really see that many of those kinds of relationships…

Currently Reading

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Hi guys!
If you happened to see my updated little side page for my currently reading then you already know what I am currently reading, but I haven't done one of these in a long time, so I wanted to.
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Love and Luck by Jenna Evans Welch!!!!!

I went to Barnes and Noble with my dear mother the other day and I was looking for this book everywhere and I couldn't find it anywhere and then... sitting there on one of those display tables with other teen books, it was there! I was so excited. The naked book cover is purple and I love that!  If you don't know what Love and Luck is, it is, what I would call, a companion novel to Love and Gelato. And I really, really, REALLY liked Love and Gelato by Jenna Evans Welch. And this one is a little different. I haven't heard much about it because it just came out in May, but I am hoping that it will be at least as good as Love and Gelato (although sequels never are :( ) I …

The Last Namsara by Kristen Ciccarelli

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Hi guys!
Today I will be reviewing The Last Namsara by Kristen Ciccarelli.




Let me start off by saying that with all of the hype that is surrounded by this book, I had super high expectations going into it and it did not live up to those expectations.
With hihg-fantasy novels, I am expecting a great deal; a developed world, a fast-paced-action-packed plot, well-rounded characters that I feel some sort of attachment to. Sadly, this book did not hit all of those marks. Which I think might be my fault with myself setting such a high expectation for it.
Although I thought that the writing style itself was good, as in how Ciccarelli did her sentence structure and flow I thought was very good, I thought that she didn't really develop the story enough in a way. I never really got attached to any of the characters, except for maybe Torwin a little bit. I just thought that for a high-fantasy, not enough stuff was happening really. For books with a slow build I personally feel like you need …

The Forgotten Book by Mechthild Glaser Review

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Hey guys!
Today I will be reviewing The Forgotten Book by Mechthild Glaser.
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First off, I would like to say that I was so excited for this book and I thought that the story idea was incredible! So let's get into this. I thought that the plot, although interesting, was sometimes muddled at times. Things just seemed to happen and they always happened at really random times and I wasn't a fan of that. (Especially with things that were happening with my favorite character of the first 60 pages of the book). I thought that some of the character's relationships were excellently done and I enjoyed reading about them, but others I thought were too underdeveloped.  Something else that I would like to say is that although this book takes place in modern times, it made it so it felt like everything was happening years and years ago, which I thought was confusing.  The writin…

Along for the Ride by Sarah Dessen Review

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Hi guys!

Today I will be reviewing Along for the Ride by Sarah Dessen. Firstly, I would like to say that I am sorry to have not posted anything on here in a while. Things have been hectic and I have been in a bit of a slump. But I'm back at it again with another review!


This book, although there were some things that were more emotional in it, was the perfect light and fluffy book to breeze through. This being my second Sarah Dessen book, I had expected as such based on the first one. This, I felt, was an entirely character based book. There wasn't much plot occurring, which generally happens with the romantic contemporaries because they are generally all about the characters and their relationships.  With that being said, I thought that the characters were entirely well-done. Even the ones that I hated, like the father, Robert, and the mother, I still thought were constructed well. Auden, I thought was a good main character to have because you could easily how the story arch …

Warcross by Marie Lu Review (Mild Spoilers)

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Hi guys,
Today I will be reviewing Warcross by Marie Lu!
Warning, there are some mild spoilers in this upcoming review. They are not big or unexpected really, but in case you really don't want to know anything going into this book, do not continue, just drop to the bottom and see my rating of the book.

Okay, so I read this over a long time, so this won't be a really in-depth review. All I'm gonna do is do some of the bullet points of what I think about the book.  I really enjoyed Hideo as a character and even though I thought that the relationship between Hideo and Emika was a little too much of an "instalove" or at least it just went by too quickly, I still kinda enjoyed reading about it.  The whole idea of Warcross I thought was really cool and this really is what could happen with the advancements in technology and people's increased interest in gaming. It reminded me of Ready Player One, but completely different, which I liked.  I really liked a lot of th…

Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli Review

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Hey guys,
Today I will be reviewing Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli.


Bet you guys didn't even realize that I was reading this unless you follow my Instagram (@bookloversliftingandcrushing1) but I finished it and Im ready for the review. First I wanna say that I just picked this book up because I found it on the shelf at Barnes and Noble and I said "What the hell, the movie's coming out anyways, might as well".  Now lets get into the review...
So let me start off by saying that this was a really cool idea for a book. It all felt so real and purposeful. It was nice to read an LGBT book because I haven't really read that many and I am supportive of that community. I will say that one thing that I didn't really enjoy that much about this book was the fact that the author wrote it in that every other guy that Simon met was so hot and he was automatically attracted to them. Which I don't really like in books, whether the main character is …