Top Ten Tuesday // Most Anticipated Releases From The Second Half Of 2019

The second half of 2019??????? Listen dudes, the second half of 2019 I’m going to be in college!!!!! This is so weird how time flies….

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1. The Queen of Nothing 

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I need this book more than I need anything. I will sell my soul and all my organs for it. Give it to meeeeeeeee.

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2. Supernova 

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I’m so excited to see how this trilogy ends!!! That cliffhanger at the end of Archenemies was cruel

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3. Girls of Storm and Shadow

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Doesn’t everyone in the world want this one? I’m no exception. I love my Asian girlssss

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4. Eclipse The Skies

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Ignite The Stars was so amazing I love Ia and Brinn and also this cover is a wow

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5. House of Salt and Sorrows

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Twelve Dancing Princesses. Creepy old house. Beautiful coverrrrr

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6. The Girl The Sea Gave Back

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Sky in the Deep was sooo good and therefore I need this book now

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7. Fine Me Their Bones

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I loved the first book and I’m just dying to know what happens next!!

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8. Queen of Ruin

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The follow up to such an amazing feminist fantasy is sure to be amazing!

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9. We Are The Ghosts

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Of course I love road trip books, and this one about loss and discovery sounds absolutely beautiful

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10. Spin The Dawn

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I’ve seen a bunch of hype around this one and an Asian fantasy with a seamstress sounds so cool

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Let’s Chat

What are some of your most anticipated releases? What body parts would you be willing to sell of to get a copy of The Queen Of Nothing? I’d love to chat in the comments below ❤

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The Summer Bucket List Book Tag // Beachy Reads, Sweet Treats, And All My Summer Opinions

Hey loves! It’s been 1000 years since I’ve done a tag, so it’s definitely about time I did another one. And when I was tagged by the lovely Tiffany from Read By Tiffany for her original tag, The Summer Bucket List Book Tag, I knew that I had to do it! My looong summer break is just starting and to say that I’m thrilled would probably be an understatement!

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The Rules

  • Link back to the original creator in your post.
  • Feel free to use any of my (Tiffany’s) graphics in your post, or create your own! (I’m going to be using them because they’re absolutely gorgeous!)
  • Tag 5 other people at the end of your post, and let them know you’ve tagged them.

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Summer Bird Blue // Just looking at the cover, could I possibly choose another book for this category? Set in Hawaii, it’s a perfect beachy read!

Summer Note: I’m always down to hit the beach. I love getting into the waves and it’s most fun when my eyes and mouth are stinging from the salt. 

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A Court of Mist and Fury // It is a truth universally acknowledged that Feyre and Rhysand have pretty much the most firey of firey romances!

Summer Note: Who doesn’t love watching fireworks on the Fourth of July? There’s something so exciting about running around with sparklers for sure!

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feeling like a million bucks when there are fireworks around

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Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour // I used to take a road trip with my family every summer, so this summer road trip book definitely gave me all the feels. Perfect for summer reading!

Summer Note: A road trip will always be my favorite way to spend the summer ❤

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Winter // The entire Lunar Chronicles series was so phenomenal, with so many characters, high stakes, a crazy plot, and amazing friendships and romances, so I was absolutely starstruck reading it! And, well, oh my stars, it definitely takes place among the stars lmao puns.

Summer Note: I love camping! Used to do it all the time on road trips! And watching the stars away from the light pollution of civilization is truly magical!

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The Wicked King // Could anyone put this one down? Once I started reading it, I devoured it and needed to finish it! Walked around the house with my nose buried in this one for sure. And now, well, can someone please give me Queen of Nothing yesterday?

Summer Note: I’m always down to marathon movies! Definitely planning to do a Harry Potter movie marathon this summer!

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me and my book bfs watching movies together

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To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before // Lara Jean and Peter Kavinsky have such a sweet romance! Honestly, if I ever had a romance like that I would die from cuteness! Also, the sweet food in the book doesn’t hurt…

Summer Note: Duh I’m down for ice cream. I have no regrets. Also homemade ice cream is such a perfect summer thing!

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I Love You So Mochi // This book was such a breath of fresh air! It was so sweet and cute, and I loved all the adorable descriptions of food and fashion, and the Japanese culture!

Summer Note: Sitting in a grassy park biting into a fresh, juicy peach, with music playing from a phone with friends…some of my best summer memories for sure.

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Kaz Brekker from Crooked Kingdom // He definitely has some issues and has immense character growth from the end. He doesn’t completely conquer his phobia, but he makes progress, and it’s honestly so much more satisfying and amazing than anything else could be.

Summer Note: Wow do I have exercise but still I love hiking..the views…so worth it

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Small Town Hearts // I mean, just look at the cover and you’ll see. This book has so many treats that my mouth was watering all the way through and that’s just the way I like it.

Summer Note: Of course I always love some delicious grilled barbecue!

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when there is food, i am excitement

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The Hate U Give // Okay, this book is honestly more depressing than inspiring at first, showing just how unjust the world can be. But the fact that Starr continues to fight for what is right despite how the odds are stacked against her is so inspiring. And I was lucky enough to hear the author Angie Thomas speak on a panel, and hearing her talk about writing ordinary heroes for minorities to be able to see, writing what she wanted to see despite being so scared to write it, was one of the most inspiring things I’ve ever witnessed.

Summer Note // I’m definitely not a morning person lmao but I LOVE watching the sunset by the beach, watching the water have orange and red stripes…it’s so beautiful ❤

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Tag! You’re It!

Siobhan // Kelly // Xandra // Ellyn // Kaya 

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Let’s Chat

What are some of your favorite things to do in the summer? Beach is definitely at the top of my list! Do you agree with any of my book choices? I’d love to chat in the comments below

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Top Ten Tuesday // Best Fantasy Novels

Hey loves! Top Ten Tuesday is a book blog meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s prompt is Books From My Favorite Genre. My favorite genre is definitely fantasy, and there are some truly AMAZING books in it, so let me begin raving 🙂

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1. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

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And, ya know, the rest of the series. I mean, do I really need to explain?

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2. Crooked Kingdom

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This book DESTROYED ME my feelings were an absolute mess and it’s been a year since I’ve read it and tbh I’m still not really okay.

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3. Winter 

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The Lunar Chronicles is just a masterpiece and this book is the best of all. I mean, fairy tales and princesses and revolutions and monsters in space? On the moon? Need I say anything else.

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4. Legendary

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This book knew what it was doing with the title because it’s truly legendary.

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5. The Wicked King

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someone give me the queen of nothing

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6. Daughter of Smoke and Bone

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I looved this cool kooky concept of the monsters and the teeth and everything!

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7. Sorcery of Thorns

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This book releases TODAY June 4th so here’s your friendly reminder to GO GET YOUR COPY NOW BECAUSE IT”S AMAZING I mean magical libraries, enchanted books, sorcerers, demons, the whole shenbeng is amazing and you must read it!!!!!!!

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8. Girls of Paper and Fire

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Don’t we all love this one? Asian inspired lesbian girls against an evil demon king yES pLEASE

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9. A Court of Mist and Fury

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To the stars who listen…and the dreams that are answered ❤

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10. A Curse So Dark and Lonely

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Of all the bazillions of BATB retellings this one is sooo cool and unique and dark and amazing and I love it.

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Let’s Chat

Okay so I loved gushing about my fantasy faves, but what about yours? Any on this list you’re absolutely in love with too? What’s your favorite genre? I’d love to chat in the comments below ❤

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Top Ten Tuesday // Favorite Books Released In The Last Ten Years

Hey loves! Top Ten Tuesday is a book blog meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s prompt is Top Ten Books Released In The Last Ten Years. Honestly, I’m nowhere near organized enough to do something like figure out what years stuff is published in, especially since I’ve only been blogging for a year so that’s the only year I’m really on top of releases haha. Some of these, particularly the earlier ones, I went with books I know I loved back in that year when I was a smol child, but others, particularly the more recent ones, are ones that I just love now even if it took me a while to discover them ❤ So, with a little help via my good friend Google, here we go!

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2009 // The Last Olympian

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What a throwback to reading the Percy Jackson series…aww, my childhood I loooved this ❤

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2010 // Princess For Hire

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This was one of my first YA books, although it might be more middle grade…it’s shelved in YA in my library anyways and it’s so much fun! A normal teen girl getting to be a princess?? Count me in!

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2011 // Divergent

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This was another of the very first YA books I read and I remember loving it back in middle school, even if the rest of the series was less than great haha.

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2012 // The Selection

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Is this book objectively trash and problematic AF? Yeah, but that didn’t stop me from loving it when I read it and continuing to love it today.

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2013 // Awaken

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Honestly 2013 was when I kind of went through a Meg Cabot phase and read all 50 or whatever of her YA books and yeah, no regrets. I definitely love some Persephone and Hades!

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2014 // To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before

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Okay, this one I actually didn’t read in 2014; I read it last year in 2018, but I loved it so much I couldn’t not put it on this list.

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2015 // Winter

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The Lunar Chronicles is my absolute favorite series and Winter is my favorite book of the series so of course this deserves a spot on the list!

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2016 // Crooked Kingdom

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This book is AMAZING.

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2017 // Renegades

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Yep, still obsessed with Marissa Meyer. I read this at the very very end of 2017, as my very last book of the year, and it was still my favorite book of the year.

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2018 // Legendary

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And we’re at last year! I read this one this year, but it was so amazing I had to leave it here.

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2019 // The Wicked King

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I mean…this speaks for itself. #givemequeenofnothing

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Let’s Chat

What are some of your favorites from the last ten years? Do we have any similarities on our lists? I’d love to chat in the comments below ❤

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Top Ten Tuesday // Best And Worst Book To Movie Adaptations

Hey loves! Although I’ve missed a couple due to being absolutely swamped with school, I’m back again for another Top Ten Tuesday! Top Ten Tuesday is a book blog meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s prompt is Page To Screen Freebie, so I decided to list my Top Five Book To Movie Adaptations AND Worst Five Book To Movie Adaptions. 

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BEST

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1. Harry Potter

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I mean, obviously. The magic…this series is magical.

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2. To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before

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Ahhh so cute! This movie is literally so aesthetic and perfectly captures the essence of the books.

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3. The Hunger Games

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I remember how enthralled I was seeing all four Hunger Games movies in theaters at the end of middle school and beginning of high school…ahh, memories.

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4. Crazy Rich Asians

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This movie was so amazing! Seriously, couldn’t stop smiling throughout the whole thing. Go Asian rep!!

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5. The Fault In Our Stars

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Maybe I’m a little biased and nostalgic because this was the first movie I saw without my parents and I felt so grown up? Regardless, it was so touching.

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WORST

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1. Percy Jackson

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How could they possibly screw up such a great series so badly? Why is Percy like a 18 year old middle schooler? Why is everything so cringy?

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2. Divergent

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This was SO BAD. I love how Allegiant Part 2 got cancelled…lmao. Way too much emphasis on romance, making Tris 100% divergent was stupid, all the characters were unremarkable…yeah, dumb.

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3. Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children

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I literally watched this and read the book and I still don’t know what happened. It was just so weird and bizarre at the end, and not in a good way.

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4. The Fifth Wave

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The best part of this movie was making fun of how much it sucked with my friends after we watched it. Seriously, the lead guy’s eyes are so far apart it’s weird.

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5. Nerve 

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This was terrible.

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Let’s Chat

What are some of your favorite book to movie adaptations? Least favorites? Do you have any strong opinions about any of these? I’d love to chat in the comments below ❤

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