Ten Sci-Fi & Fantasy Books I Recently Added To My (Ever-Growing) TBR {Top Ten Tuesday}

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

Today I wanted to talk about some of the recent Sci-Fi and Fantasy books that were added to my (always-growing, never decreasing) TBR. Now, I’ve been trying to be more strict with my TBR and not just add any book. A book needs to sound reeaally good before I add it to my TBR. But these books made the cut. They have all very recently been added to my TBR because they sound awesome and got me super excited to read them. So here we go!

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May 2017: The Month Of Adorable Contemporaries, Disappointing Reads & Music AND Lots Of Korean {Monthly Wrap Up}

May 2017 Wrap Up

Hi guys, and welcome to my May wrap up!

As you may know, I’ve been in a bit of a reading (and blogging) slump for a few months now. But while I still have some slump after-effects, I can safely say that reading-wise May has been A LOT BETTER. I read quite a few books, and a lot of nice, fluffy, feel-good contemporaries amongst them, which I credit completely for helping me get out of my slump. That, and my k-pop and k-drama obsession, which I still love to pieces.

So without further ado, let’s talk about everything that happened in May!

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A Gush AND A Rant — A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas {Book Review}

A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. MaasTitle: A Court of Wings and Ruin (ACOTAR #3)
Author: Sarah J. Maas
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Release Date: May 2nd, 2017
Standalone/Series: Book 3 in the ACOTAR series
Genre: New Adult – Fantasy

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My rating in stars: 4 stars
My rating in words: Really liked this

 

WARNING: This review will contain some gushing, some ranting, and a fair amount of SPOILERS!

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Most Anticipated Books For The Rest Of 2017 {Top Ten Tuesday}

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

Today is all about my most anticipated releases for the rest of 2017!

Also, it came to my attention that, while I had about a hundred anticipated releases for the beginning of the year, I have suspiciously few anticipated books for the rest of 2017. So this begs the question: did most authors just already release their books in the beginning of the year or have I grown out of touch with upcoming releases?

If the answer is the latter, then this topic has a perfect timing because now I can browse everyone else’s posts for books to add to my TBR. So thanks in advance to my fellow bloggers, and in the meantime, enjoy my list!

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Adorkable & Inspirational — Queens of Geek by Jen Wilde {Book Review}

Queens of Geek by Jen WildeTitle: Queens of Geek
Author: Jen Wilde
Publisher: Swoon Reads
Release Date: March 14th, 2017
Standalone/Series: Standalone
Genre: Young Adult – Contemporary

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My rating in stars: 4,5 stars
My rating in words: Loved it!

What it’s about:

When BFFs Charlie, Taylor and Jamie go to SupaCon, they know it’s going to be a blast. What they don’t expect is for it to change their lives forever.

Charlie likes to stand out. SupaCon is her chance to show fans she’s over her public breakup with co-star, Reese Ryan. When Alyssa Huntington arrives as a surprise guest, it seems Charlie’s long-time crush on her isn’t as one-sided as she thought.

While Charlie dodges questions about her personal life, Taylor starts asking questions about her own.

Taylor likes to blend in. Her brain is wired differently, making her fear change. And there’s one thing in her life she knows will never change: her friendship with Jamie—no matter how much she may secretly want it to. But when she hears about the Queen Firestone SupaFan Contest, she starts to rethink her rules on playing it safe.

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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}

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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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