Rebel Belle by Rachel Hawkins | Book Review

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“The great thing about best friends is that they know you really well. And the terrible thing about best friends is that they know YOU really well.”

Synopsis

Harper Price, peerless Southern belle, was born ready for a Homecoming tiara. But after a strange run-in at the dance imbues her with incredible abilities, Harper’s destiny takes a turn for the seriously weird. She becomes a Paladin, one of an ancient line of guardians with agility, super strength and lethal fighting instincts.

Just when life can’t get any more disastrously crazy, Harper finds out who she’s charged to protect: David Stark, school reporter, subject of a mysterious prophecy and possibly Harper’s least favorite person. But things get complicated when Harper starts falling for him—and discovers that David’s own fate could very well be to destroy Earth.

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2018 Bookish Resolutions | Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday

I had planned on writing a post about my 2018 bookish and blogging goals this week anyway, so this week’s topic is perfect!  I’m not sure if I’ll make it all the way to ten, but let’s see!  Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme now hosted by Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl.  This week’s topic is centered around 2018 bookish resolutions!  I’ve mentioned before how mixed my feelings are about New Year resolutions and goals, but I’ve decided to shove these feelings aside and make some anyhow! Fingers crossed that I’ll be able to live up to these resolutions!

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The Inside Out Tag | Book Tag

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I remember doing this tag years ago on my old blog, and recall it being a ton of fun to do!  I saw this tag by Kayla @ Kayla’s Book Nook and (being a huge fan of Inside Out!) couldn’t pass up the opportunity to do it myself.  Alright, let’s get to it!


A Book That Brings You Joy

Image result for joy inside outSince You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson.  I just finished this book an hour ago, and I adored it!  It’s such a great, feel-good book that’s perfect for putting anyone in a joyous mood.  There was a lot of hype surrounding this book, so I was slightly skeptical about it at first, but I can assure you it’s definitely worth your time. Matson’s writing is terrific, and felt really down-to earth.  Loved the relatable characters, cute romance, thrilling plot, and everything else! I certainly plan on reading more of Matson’s novels in the future.

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Sunday Wrap-Up | Jan. 14

Weekly Wrap Up CoverHi bookworms! This post is a weekly meme where I write a quick recap about my blog in the past week.  I will also include a few short goals for the upcoming week, and might ramble about anything else!  If you have a Sunday post like this, please leave a comment. I’d love to check it out!

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Rebel Belle

Rebel Belle by Rachel Hawkins.  I didn’t have high expectations going into this novel, but for some reason, I was disappointed.  This book had a lot of potential, but I found the character development inconsistent, the plot rushed, and the writing style immature.  I was not aware that this book was the first of a trilogy, but I don’t plan on continuing with it.  Full review to come! 

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Let’s Talk About … Book to Film Adaptations

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Hi everyone! Another week, another discussion.  I believe there are three people in this world – those who love book to film adaptations, those who loathe them … and then there’s me!  I am somewhere in the middle of this civil war, and have had my fair share of loving and hating these adaptations.  Every time I see a trailer for one of them, I feel a rush of excitement, promptly followed by a wave of doubt.  “Whoa, wait, that was NOT in the book!?”  “That character doesn’t appear until the SECOND book!!” “Annabeth’s hair was BLONDE!!”, etc.  So, without further ado, let’s talk about book to movie adaptations! 

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Quotation Thursday | #1

Quotation Thursdays

Hi guys!  I’ve decided to create a new weekly meme on this blog, called Quotation Fridays! Every week I will post a quote from an author or from a book I’ve read, and I will write a small reflection on why I included it this week.  I have always loved quotes, and thought it’d be a really fun idea to share some of my favorites, with you all!  If anyone would like to join me in this meme, please feel free to do so!  Just link back to me in your post, so I can easily see your quotes.


1_The Book Thief

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Heartless by Marissa Meyer | Review

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“When pleased, I beat like a drum. When sad, I break like glass. Once stolen, I can never be taken back. What am I?”

SynopsisLong before she was the terror of Wonderland, she was just a girl who wanted to fall in love. Catherine may be one of the most desired girls in Wonderland, and a favorite of the unmarried King of Hearts, but her interests lie elsewhere. A talented baker, all she wants is to open a shop with her best friend. But according to her mother, such a goal is unthinkable for the young woman who could be the next queen.

Then Cath meets Jest, the handsome and mysterious court joker. For the first time, she feels the pull of true attraction. At the risk of offending the king and infuriating her parents, she and Jest enter into an intense, secret courtship. Cath is determined to define her own destiny and fall in love on her terms. But in a land thriving with magic, madness, and monsters, fate has other plans.

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Books I Meant to Read in 2017 | Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.  Each week a new Top Ten topic is posted on this blog.  This week’s theme is The Top Ten Books I Meant To Read In 2017 But Didn’t Get To!  To be perfectly honest, I wasn’t the most avid reader last year, so there is a profusion of books I never had the chance to read!  Here’s my list of the top ten books I didn’t read last year, but am determined to read in 2018!

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