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ALL THE MISSING GIRLS BY MEGAN MIRANDA - BLOG TOUR + BOOK REVIEW

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Today, I am partnering with Simon and Schuster and some other bloggers in the Summer Fiction Blog Tour to bring you all a bunch of highly anticipated books of the year, over the course of 5 weeks with 5 different bloggers!


This week, we are all sharing our reviews of All the Missing Girls by Megan Miranda. Thanks so much to Simon and Schuster for sending me an ARC of this book for an honest review. As always, all opinions are my own.
This book was one heck of a ride! Sometimes, with these types of books, there's not a lot of suspense, because you know the ending before the story, but this was definitely not the case with this book.

Before I even talk about plot or characters or anything, I want to talk about the way this book is written, because it is quite different than the usual books you read. You got a glimpse of the first day at the beginning of the book, but then it jumps forward to two weeks later and everything counts down from that point until day one, givi…

BEWARE THAT GIRL BY TERESA TOTEN - BOOK REVIEW

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I am back with another review, today it is Beware That Girl by Teresa Toten. Thank you to Penguin Random House for sending me this book in their Blockbuster Books Binge Box. A review was not requested, however I am providing one as a complimentary copy of this book was sent to me by the publisher. All opinions are my own.


This book was not what I was expecting. Although, to be completely honest, I'm not sure what I was expecting. I knew there were some girls at a boarding school and some secrets they didn't want revealed.

I will say I did really enjoy this book though. The characters were interesting and the plot was enthralling. The story is written with an enchanting tone, and with the short, 2-4 page chapters, you can't help but be sucked in, much like the women in this novel.

Let's start first with Kate. While her friend Olivia is a major part of this story as well, Kate is the main character, I would say. It is her perspective that we get in first per…

SUFFER LOVE BY ASHLEY HERRING BLAKE - BOOK REVIEW

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I am here with another book review, today it is Suffer Love by Ashley Herring Blake. Thanks so much to NetGalley for providing me with an eARC of this book to review. All opinions are my own.


This book was exactly what I thought it was going to be, exactly what I wanted it to be. And it still ripped my heart out.

Basically, this is the story of Hadley and Sam. Both are dealing with some parental issues. Sam's parents are recently divorced, and he, his sister and his mom have moved back to the small town where they used to live. Hadley's family is still shaken a year after finding out about her father's affair, however they are trying to make things work.

From very early on, we learn that Sam has a secret he isn't sharing with Hadley. It is fairly obvious and comes out in the first couple of chapters, but I won't say what it is, because I don't want to spoil anything. Even though he wants to dislike Hadley because of this secret, he ends up becom…

NINE WOMEN, ONE DRESS BY JANE L. ROSEN - BOOK REVIEW

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I am here with another book review! Today it is Nine Women, One Dress by Jane L. Rosen! Thank you to Penguin Random House Canada for sending me an ARC of this book for an honest review. As always, all opinions are my own.


This was a very different book than what I am used to reading. And not necessarily in a bad way. I was expecting a sort of a The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants vibe (even though technically, I think I've only seen the second movie...). I guess it was kind of like that, kind of not.

The story is told in a bunch of different perspectives, from a Bloomingdales salesgirl, to a movie star, a Brown grad going nowhere, to a private detective that finds out if spouses are unfaithful, a dressmaker, to an executive assistant, etc. The first perspective we get is a young model who is very new to the scene and ends up wearing "the" dress of the season. From there, all the other characters are connected to one another by the dress. The salesgirl sel…

ONE PARIS SUMMER BY DENISE GROVER SWANK - BOOK REVIEW

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I am back with another book review! Today it is One Paris Summer by Denise Grover Swank. Thanks so much to BookLook Bloggers and Blink for sending me an finished copy of this book for review. As always, all opinions are my own.

I've been the mood for some fluffier, romantic contemporaries lately, I think it's with the summer weather I've been having here. Anyway, this book fit that bill quite nicely.

Basically, Sophie and her brother Eric are forced to fly from their home in Charleston to Paris, France to attend their father's second wedding, to Eva, a woman neither of them has met and he's only known for less than a year, and live there with their new step-sister, Camille who is pretty much the definition of evil step-sister, for a whole summer.

Of course, along the way, Sophie meets a cute French boy, Mathieu, and is juggling his mixed signals while also using the trip as her opportunity to tell Dane, her brother's friend from home who is visitin…

THE GIRLS IN THE GARDEN BY LISA JEWELL - BLOG TOUR + BOOK REVIEW

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Today, I am partnering with Simon and Schuster and some other bloggers in the Summer Fiction Blog Tour to bring you all a bunch of highly anticipated books of the year, over the course of 5 weeks with 5 different bloggers!


This week, we are all sharing our reviews of The Girls in the Garden by Lisa Jewell. Thanks so much to Simon and Schuster for sending me an ARC of this book for an honest review. As always, all opinions are my own.

I really wanted to love this book. I did like it, but it wasn't the book I thought it was going to be.

This book is broken down into two, possibly four parts. I know, I'll explain in a minute. First, we get a short prologue. This is where we learn that a young girl, Grace, is found in the dark, by her sister, Pip, in the secluded private park they live on, unconscious and bloodied. This is one of those books where the main event is given away at the very beginning, and then you try and figure out who's responsible throughout the …

THE WAY TO GAME THE WALK OF SHAME BY JENN P. NGUYEN - BOOK REVIEW

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I am back this week with another book review! Today, I am reviewing The Way to Game the Walk of Shame by Jenn P. Nguyen! Thanks so much to Raincoast Books for sending me an eARC of this book for an honest review. All opinions are my own.


Ahh! This book was so cute and sweet and just AHH.

This book is pretty much everything I wanted To All the Boys I've Loved Before by Jenny Han to be. A fake relationship, born of necessity that maybe turns into something more. (I won't get into my major dislike for TATBILB)

My heart was just so happy through this whole book. It's a little stereotypical and cheesy, but I loved it.

Taylor is your typical good two-shoes who, after receiving her wait-list letter from Columbia, decides to go to a party with her friend and drown her sorrows. There, she meets the schools notorious player, Evan. They end up stumbling home to Evan's house, to drunk to get anywhere else. Despite the fact that nothing happened, the next day at sch…

MY BEST FRIEND'S EXORCISM BY GRADY HENDRIX - BOOK REVIEW

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I am back with another book review, My Best Friend's Exorcism by Grady Hendrix. Thank you so much to Penguin Random House Canada for sending me an ARC of this book for an honest review. As always, all opinions are my own.


Let me just start this review off by saying I wasn't sure I was going to like this book. I requested it originally because it sounded intriguing, but once I got it, I didn't pick it up right away because I didn't think I was ready for it yet. I had to mentally prepare myself, because this is not the sort of book I normally pick up, but I wanted to challenge myself.

And I'll tell you, I am very pleased I decided to give this one a chance.

Based on the synopsis of this book, and really, even the title, you can tell this book is going to be about a girl who's best friend is possessed. However, this story, much to my delight, was so much more than just a book about demons and satanic worship.

Firstly, the setting. This book is set …

SUMMER DAYS AND SUMMER NIGHTS EDITED BY STEPHANIE PERKINS - BOOK REVIEW

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I am here today with another review, today it is for the summer short story anthology edited by Stephanie Perkins, Summer Days and Summer Nights. Thanks so much to NetGalley for providing me with an eARC of this book. This review is based on a physical copy I bought myself, prior to reading the eARC. As always, all opinions are my own.


I will start by breaking down my thoughts on each individual story, and then overall, my thoughts on this anthology.

First up is Leigh Bardugo's story. This was a great start to the collection of short stories, and it was such a cute story! This was a story about a river monster and a really cute couple that takes place over three summers, three years. In typical Bardugo fashion, this book had some darker elements, but it was a very sweet story. I will say that at the end I was a teeny bit confused, but overall a cute story! I gave this one 4/5 stars.

Next we have Nina LaCour's story. This was one of the two LGBT stories in this an…

FRAYED BY KARA TERZIS - BOOK REVIEW

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I am back with another book review, today it is Frayed by Kara Terzis. Thanks so much to Raincoast Books for sending me an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. As always, all opinions are my own.


First of all, let me just say that this book took me about 3 hours to read. And its almost 300 pages long. Now, part of me thinks that's just because the font is HUGE (ok, maybe just a little bit bigger than the typical font) so it didn't take me as long as a book this length normally would have, and a small part of me thinks that it was just a fast-paced book. There wasn't really much down time, one thing happened, and then bam, another thing happened. I read it quickly and in one sitting, but I don't know if I found that aspect of the book enjoyable. There were times when the suspense wasn't really built up, everything was happening so quickly.

This book is pretty much driven by that suspense, there wasn't a lot of character development. T…

RELATIVITIY BY ANTONIA HAYES - BLOG TOUR + BOOK REVIEW

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Hello everyone!

Today, I am partnering with Simon and Schuster and some other bloggers in the Summer Fiction Blog Tour to bring you all a bunch of highly anticipated books of the year, over the course of 5 weeks with 5 different bloggers!



I am kicking off the tour this week, by sharing my review of Relativity by Antonia Hayes. Thanks so much to Simon and Schuster for sending me an ARC of this book for an honest review. As always, all opinions are my own.


This was a weird book for me.

You always know going into a science-y book if there is going to be just enough science to get the point across or if the author is going to bombard you with science facts and explanations. For me, I found this book to be the latter, which was a shame for me, but may not be for you. Depending on your knowledge of science, or I suppose WANT for knowledge of science and physics, this book may or may not interest you.

That being said, this book wasn't solely based on science. There were other elements as…

I LET YOU GO BY CLARE MACKINTOSH - BOOK REVIEW

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I am back with another book review, today it is the psychological thriller debut I Let You Go by Clare Mackintosh. Thanks so much to NetGalley for providing me with an eARC of this book in exchange of an honest review. As always, all opinions are my own.


I don't even know where to start this review, so much happened in this book.

I'm going to try and keep this fairly vague, because this book is a thriller, and truly, if you get spoiled for this book, there are so many twists, you need to experience it all first-hand.

For the majority of this book, we get two POV's, one of the detectives, Ray, and Jenna, a mother who lost her son, trying to escape her devastating past and move on. This book also has a third POV that comes into play a little bit later, but I won't really get into that, because it will reveal too much.

The two main detectives on this case at the Bristol Police Station are Ray and Kate. We don't get as much info about Kate as we do Ray,…

WE'RE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER BY AMY JONES - BOOK REVIEW

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I am back with another book review, today it is We're All in This Together by Amy Jones. Thanks so much to Penguin Random House for sending me a copy of this book in exchange of an honest review. As always, all opinions are my own.


Going into this book, I had no really idea what to expect. I knew it was about a family of which the matriarch, mother, wife, etc. goes over a waterfall in a barrel. That and the author is Canadian and the book was set in Canada. At it's bare bones, I suppose that is what this book is about, but their is also so much more to the story.

There are quite a few perspectives that we get, although the first, and main one is of one of the twin daughters, Serafina, or Finn. Finn is the one who 'got out,' leaving behind her family for the big city. After Finn hears that her mom, Kate, was in an accident, she begrudgingly goes home for a few days. Finn was an interesting character, she is pretty much at the point in her life where nothin…

THE CROWN'S GAME BY EVELYN SKYE - BOOK REVIEW

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I am here with another book review, today I am reviewing The Crown's Game by Evelyn Skye. Thanks so much to HarperCollins Canada for sending an ARC of this book to me for an honest review. As always, all opinions are my own.


So the synopsis of this book doesn't really go to into detail of what it will be like, it just kind of makes it sound like a bunch of other books that are a little bit similar, and while I get that is to get more people to read the book, I think it does a great disservice to the book and the author.

This book is so rich in Russian, I want to say mythology, and culture, it really was enchanting. Before I get too far into the review, I want to talk about some of the similarities to other books, because that seems to be a bit of an issue for a lot of people. Personally, I felt some parallels to Shadow and Bone, both in terms of the like calls to like and Russian aspects, as well as Throne of Glass regarding the 'game' and sort-of-but-no…

WITH MALICE BY EILEEN COOK - BLOG TOUR & BOOK REVIEW

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I am here with another blog tour, this time it is for With Malice by Eileen Cook! I really enjoyed this book, and was so pumped to be working again with Raincoast Books on this blog tour!



Once again, I was able to ask the author a question about the book, and because the thing about this book that intrigued me the most about this book was the ending, I decided to ask her about it.



Without spoiling anything for those who haven't read it yet, at the end of the book, two verdicts are reached, Jill's sort of internal realization and the judge's ruling. Why did you decide to have this opposing ending and how did you come to the conclusion you wanted the book to end this way?

I tried out different options for the ending, but one of the things that was the most interesting to me when writing this book was exploring the idea of “what am I really capable of doing?” The main character Jill has to really think about what kind of person she wants to be, what kind of pe…

NEW RELEASES - JUNE 7

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Today, I am back with another week of new releases! There's lots of new books this week, so get that Goodreads page open and start adding some books to that never-ending TBR ;)

Ivory and Bone by Julie Eshbaugh
I'm getting a bit of a The Winner's Curse meets Legend vibe here, I'm not too sure why. This book is blurbed as "a prehistoric fantasy - with allusions to Pride and Prejudice" though I'm not sure how I feel about that. From the few reviews I've seen, this book has the potential to be great!

The Loose Ends List by Carrie Firestone

This book sounds really bizarre, yet kind of wonderful. There is a lot of controversy, especially right now over doctor-assisted suicide for those who are terminally ill. I'm not going to go into my opinions, but I think this book is going to be very unique, tackling a topic that is often not touched on in most books, particularly YA.


The Leaving by Tara Altebrando

This book made it on my top 5 books of…

ONE TRUE LOVES BY TAYLOR JENKINS REID - BOOK REVIEW

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I am back with another book review, this week I am very excited to share my thoughts on a new book coming out tomorrow, One True Loves by Taylor Jenkins Reid! Thanks so much to Simon and Schuster for sending me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. As always, all opinions are my own.

Let me just start this review off by saying that this was my first book by Taylor Jenkins Reid, and I can guarantee you, it will not be my last. One True Loves is phenomenal.

This is the story of a woman named Emma, who, after her husband, Jesse, is presumed lost at sea, finally finds love almost four years after Jesse's disappearance, and gets engaged to a friend from her past, Sam. Then, she gets a phone call from Jesse, saying he is alive and coming home to her. Can you say CRAZY?

Through some very seamless flashbacks, we learn more of Emma's past as a teenager growing up, Jesse being her first crush and high school sweetheart, and Sam being the boy who loved he…