Blog Tour: Three Mages And A Margarita by Annette Marie {Book Review & Giveaway}

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Hi everyone, and welcome to my stop for the Three Mages And A Margarita Blog Tour!

I have been a huge Annette Marie fangirl ever since I picked up and fell head over heels in love with her Red Winter trilogy (check out my post on Ten Reasons Why Red Winter Is THE Hidden Gem YA Fantasy Series). I quickly devoured her other series: Steel and Stone and The Night Realm and loved them all just as much. Naturally, when I got accepted to be an Xpresso Blog Tour Host for Annette Marie’s newest fantasy book, I was ECSTATIC! Yes, give me all the Annette Marie books please, and I will gladly talk about them all!

So without further ado, please scroll down to see my review and thoughts on Three Mages And A Margarita, as well as the fun tour-wide giveaway!

Notes:
I received an advanced reading copy through Xpresso Book Tours. All thoughts and opinions are my own. 
Check out the other stops on this blog tour here.

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I Like Big Books & I Cannot Lie — The Longest Books I’ve Ever Read {Top Ten Tuesday}

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Today’s all about BIG BOOKS. ‘Cause you know, I like big books and I cannot lie… except I am lying a little bit because even though I love big books they also intimidate me and I get frustrated when I spend too long on one book so I only read them sporadically… But I did read some big books in my life so far! Here are the biggest ones, according to Goodreads:

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September 2018: The Month Of Mages, The Good Place & Stray Kids {Monthly Wrap Up}

September 2018

Hi everybody, and welcome to my September wrap up!

September has been pretty hectic, which is why I barely read anything. I’ve been reading Mirage for like 3 weeks already, I just keep falling asleep after 2 pages (which has absolutely nothing to do with the book and everything to do with my exhaustion.)

We got the keys to our house, which means renovations have started. We’re doing quite a lot ourselves, so it is a LOT of work and though we were hoping to be finished and able to move in by December, it’s looking more like it’ll be February… or later still. Which sucks. Also, my mom has been having some health issues and is currently hospitalized (she should hopefully be able to go home end of the week though), so I’ve been running from our current home to our future home to the hospital and back constantly and I am exhausted.

I hope things settle back into a routine soon, but in the meantime please be patient with me while blogposts are sporadic and comment replies are SLOW.

Anyway, here’s my September wrap up!

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Why I’m Flunking Fangirl 101 — Books By My Favorite Authors I Haven’t Read Yet {Top Ten Tuesday}

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Today should have been about authors I’d love to meet but since I did that a while ago and skipped last week’s topic because I was busy moving and stuff, I’m cheating and doing that one now.

So today’s all about books by my favorite authors (yay!) that I haven’t read yet (oops). But despite whatever the reason is that I haven’t read these yet, I’m still totally planning on reading these!

So without further ado, here’s my list of shame:

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New Home, New Adventures

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Hi everybody!

As you may or may not know from my monthly wrap ups, after a very long search, my husband and I have bought a house. It took a few monts for the papers to get finalized, but this week we finally got the keys and the house is ours!

Before we can move in however, we do still have quite some renovations to do. And I’m talking big renovations – we need a new kitchen, new bathroom, new floors, new heating and new pipes among other things. (I’m also hoping to get my own little reading nook in, so you can imagine I’m excited about that!) So I’ll probably be extremely busy in the next few weeks or probably even months.

What does this mean for the blog? Well, for starters, I REALLY don’t want to take a hiatus. This blog and this community is kind of like my happy place and I don’t want to stay away from my happy place for too long. But I also have to be honest with myself – I have only few posts already scheduled and I already am behind on commenting and bloghopping (so sorry if I haven’t been by your blog in a while, I’m hoping to catch up soon). And since I will be occupied with the house and probably won’t have a ton of time, I will definitely need to cut down on my blogging time.

I promise I’ll do my best to still get some posts up and do some bloghopping, but please know that for the next few weeks, posts may be sporadic and comment replies may take a while.

Talk to you all soon!

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Unleash the Storm by Annette Marie {Quote It Wednesday}

Unleash the Storm by Annette Marie

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Hi everybody and welcome to a new Quote It Wednesday!

Did you know this is already my 18th Quote It Wednesday? So I think it is time and long overdue to share an Annette Marie quote, because I haven’t raved about her in a few… hours… 😉

The quote above is from the Steel and Stone series and is a much needed reminder for overthinkers such as myself.

What do you think about the quote?
Are you an overthinker?

It’s The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year — My Fall TBR {Top Ten Tuesday}

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IT IS TIME FOR MY FAVORITE SEASON! There’s just something about fall that feels magical. Like anything is possible and any obstacle can be overcome. Also, there is Halloween (also known as my birthday ) Aaaand, there are just SO MANY amazing book releases to look forward to. Seriously, with all these new releases, I doubt I’ll be getting to any backlist reads this fall. But that fine by me, becasue check out these beauties!

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A Four-Step Guide On How To Get Lindsey To Read A Book About Soccer — Running With Lions by Julian Winters {Book Review}

Running With Lions by Julian WintersTitle: Running With Lions
Author: Julian Winters
Publisher:
Duet Books
Release Date: June 7th, 2018
Standalone/Series: Standalone
Genre: Young Adult – Contemporary

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My rating in stars: 3,5 stars
My rating in words: I liked it!

WHAT IT’S ABOUT:

Bloomington High School Lions’ star goalie, Sebastian Hughes, should be excited about his senior year: His teammates are amazing and he’s got a coach who doesn’t ask anyone to hide their sexuality. But when his estranged childhood best friend Emir Shah shows up to summer training camp, Sebastian realizes the team’s success may end up in the hands of the one guy who hates him. Determined to reconnect with Emir for the sake of the Lions, he sets out to regain Emir’s trust. But to Sebastian’s surprise, sweaty days on the pitch, wandering the town’s streets, and bonding on the weekends sparks more than just friendship between them.

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Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi {Quote It Wednesday}

Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi

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Hi everybody and welcome to a new Quote It Wednesday!

By now you all know I love quotes. It’s why I’m doing this Quote It Wednesday, so it’s not really a surprise. But if there’s one type of quotes I love more than others, it’s book lover quotes. Something about hearing my fellow (albeit fictional) bookworms speak lovingly about books just makes my heart feel all mushy. So that’s why today I’m presenting this lovely quote from my fellow bookworm Juliette from the Shatter Me trilogy.

What do you think about the quote?
Do you also love a good book lover quote like me?

Some of My Favorite Books That Need Your Love & Attention Too {Top Ten Tuesday}

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Today is all about hidden gems and as I mentioned before – I am not that good at discovering hidden gems. Most books I read are ones that are highly hyped or at least recommended to me already by trusted blogger friends. I am working on this, but in the meantime I asked Goodreads for help. (What would we do without Goodreads?)

I basically checked the list of books I read and sorted them on the number of ratings they received. The first book on my list only received about 40 ratings, while the last one received about 2.600 ratings. Which is not a lot. (To give you an idea: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone has 5.536.439 ratings to date)

So in conclusion: these books are great and deserve some more love!

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