Adorable, Relatable and Beautifully Diverse — The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli {Book Review}

The Upside of Unrequited by Becky AlbertalliTitle: The Upside of Unrequited
Author: Becky Albertalli
Publisher: Balzer & Bray / Harperteen
Release Date: April 11th, 2017
Standalone/Series: Standalone
Genre: Young Adult – Contemporary

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My rating in stars: 4 stars
My rating in words: I really liked it!

What it’s about:

Seventeen-year-old Molly Peskin-Suso knows all about unrequited love—she’s lived through it twenty-six times. She crushes hard and crushes often, but always in secret. Because no matter how many times her twin sister, Cassie, tells her to woman up, Molly can’t stomach the idea of rejection. So she’s careful. Fat girls always have to be careful.

Then a cute new girl enters Cassie’s orbit, and for the first time ever, Molly’s cynical twin is a lovesick mess. Meanwhile, Molly’s totally not dying of loneliness—except for the part where she is.

Luckily, Cassie’s new girlfriend comes with a cute hipster-boy sidekick. Will is funny and flirtatious and just might be perfect crush material. Maybe more than crush material. And if Molly can win him over, she’ll get her first kiss and she’ll get her twin back.

There’s only one problem: Molly’s coworker Reid. He’s an awkward Tolkien superfan with a season pass to the Ren Faire, and there’s absolutely no way Molly could fall for him.

Right?

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2017 YA Contemporary Releases For Your Summer Beach Bag {Top Ten Tuesday}

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Hi guys, and welcome to a new Top Ten Tuesday!

Today it’s time to start thinking about your summer TBR! Now, obviously any book you feel like reading is a great pick, but when summer comes around I am personally always in the mood for a nice YA contemporary. So today’s list is focusing all about YA contemporary. More specifically, YA contemporary released in 2017! All of these books have either already been released in the past few weeks, or they will be releasing in the next few weeks. Perfect for your summer TBR, right? So let’s get to it!

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Ten Reasons To Love Death Note {Something Different Sunday}

Death Note

Hi guys, and welcome to a new ‘Something Different Sunday’, where I take the opportunity to talk about… well, something different than books.

Last time I talked about K-pop, and this time I want to talk about another recent obsession of mine. If you have been following my blog for a while, I’m sure it will come as absolutely no surprise whatsoever when I utter the following words: Death Note!

I’ve been a huge Death Note fandom since January this year, when I rediscovered anime and was recommended to try the Death Note anime. Now we’re a few months later, and I finished the complete anime series, splurged on the complete manga collection, watched 3 of the live action movies and the complete tv drama and have even become addicted to the musical songs, both English and Korean. So I think it’s safe to say I have a slight obsession. And absolutely no regrets, because Death Note is pretty amazing! So why not share the love and give you a few reasons why I think this so amazing?

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Ten Things On My Reading Wish List {Top Ten Tuesday}

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Hi guys, and welcome to a new Top Ten Tuesday!

Today’s all about our bookish wish lists. Of course there are already some great books out there that are EXACTLY (or almost exactly) what we wanted. Or that are what we didn’t even know we wanted. But for all those great books, there’s still so much still left on the wish list. Things we want to see more of. From the super general and vague to the oddly specific, here’s ten things on my reading wishlist!

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Ten Songs For The K-Pop Newbie {Something Different Sunday}

Ten Songs For The K-Pop Newbie

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Hi guys, hope you’re having a great Sunday!

First of all, what? how is this even related to books?

Well, it isn’t. In fact, this is the first installment in a new ‘series’ I’m starting on this blog, which is “Something Different Sunday”. Because, as much as I love books and everything to do with it, I also love a lot of other things. And while I’ve been in a slight blogging slump lately, I noticed that I did enjoy working on posts such as the Anything But Books Tag and my Top Fandoms. So I decided to open up my blog just a little bit to things other than books and like that, “Something Different Sunday” was born!

Basically, this is the time for me to talk about non-book related things I enjoy, such as music, movies, TV or just discuss or rant about general topics that are on my mind. I know not everybody’s here for that, but don’t worry, there will still be plenty of book-related stuff here as well!

But for today, let’s talk K-pop!

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In Today’s Episode of “WHY DIDN’T I READ THIS SOONER?” — Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff {Book Review}

illuminae-by-amie-kaufman-and-jay-kristoffTitle: Illuminae (The Illuminae Files #1)
Author: Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
Publisher: Knopf Books
Release Date: October 20th, 2015
Standalone/Series: Book 1 in Illuminae trilogy
Genre: Young Adult – Science Fiction

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My rating in stars: 5 stars
My rating in words: New all-time favorite

What it’s about:

This morning, Kady thought breaking up with Ezra was the hardest thing she’d have to do. This afternoon, her planet was invaded.

The year is 2575, and two rival megacorporations are at war over a planet that’s little more than an ice-covered speck at the edge of the universe. Too bad nobody thought to warn the people living on it. With enemy fire raining down on them, Kady and Ezra—who are barely even talking to each other—are forced to fight their way onto an evacuating fleet, with an enemy warship in hot pursuit.

But their problems are just getting started. A deadly plague has broken out and is mutating, with terrifying results; the fleet’s AI, which should be protecting them, may actually be their enemy; and nobody in charge will say what’s really going on. As Kady hacks into a tangled web of data to find the truth, it’s clear only one person can help her bring it all to light: the ex-boyfriend she swore she’d never speak to again.

BRIEFING NOTE: Told through a fascinating dossier of hacked documents—including emails, schematics, military files, IMs, medical reports, interviews, and more—Illuminae is the first book in a heart-stopping, high-octane trilogy about lives interrupted, the price of truth, and the courage of everyday heroes.

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Top Ten Dreamy, Whimsical Book Covers {Top Ten Tuesday}

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Hi guys, and welcome to a new Top Ten Tuesday! Today I’d like to talk about book covers, because let’s be honest, as much as we like to say they don’t matter, they still kind of matter. Who doesn’t like looking at a pretty cover?

I especially love covers that are whimsical and inspire me to dream. So with that in mind, I selected ten of my favorite dreamy, whimsical book covers. Enjoy!

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April 2017: The Month I Finally Read Illuminae, Watched A Ton Of Kdrama And Fell In Love With BIGBANG & BTS {Monthly Wrap Up}

April 2017

Hi and welcome to my April wrap up!

April has been a little weird and off in a few ways…

Unfortunately my reading slump, which started in March, continued in April and as such, I only read 3 books. On the bright side, two of those books were five-star reads… I’m hoping they will have helped shake off this slump and I’m back on track for May.

My blogging slump has also continued so I am sorry for the reduced number of posts and huge delays in commenting and job hopping. On the bright side, I did get a few posts up I loved working on, like my top ten fandoms or the pros and cons of telling people about your blog.

So without further ado, let’s get into my April!

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Who Am I? {Tag Thursday}

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Hi guys, and welcome to a new Tag Thursday! Today is a little something different, because I saw the Who Am I tag around and was super intrigued so I had to do it myself.

I love taking these kinds of little personality tests, but I must say that I usually don’t put that much stock in them. I feel like the human personality can be so complex and is basically impossible to test. Either the results are incomplete and only show one side of things or they are deliberately vague. But I still love taking them for some reason?

But either way, I was actually completely surprised by one of them. I never did the Myer-Briggs personality test before, but the results were not only oddly specific in their description of my personality, but I also never felt like a test so perfectly described me. Haha, my own personality finally started making sense to me. And the other tests actually kind of confirmed that conclusion, so I guess there  may be some sense in it all after all?

Anyway, here are my results:

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