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Review: In a Holidaze by Christina Lauren

  🎄  Review: In a Holidaze by Christina Lauren  🎄 What it’s about: Maelyn Jones is finally getting a reprieve from her stagnant life with the holiday vacation she’s looked forward to every year for her whole life. The family filled cabin holiday packed with tradition and festivity is everything she needs until it ends in disaster. Not only did she kiss the wrong person, the cabin that holds her most sacred family memories is being sold. In a desperate moment on her way to the airport, Mae asks the universe to show her what will maker her happy. In the next moment, her car is crashing and she wakes up on an airplane. Only, it’s the same plane she was already on a few days ago. Maelyn is now living the same holiday over again, and again with one goal: fix her mistakes and get what she’s always wanted. Maybe this is the universe giving her a second chance, but you know what they say: be careful what you wish for.  My thoughts: My favorite romance author duo is back with a perfect holida

REVIEW: The Love for Code and Heartbreak by Jillian Cantor

  REVIEW: The Love for Code and Heartbreak by Jillian Cantor What it’s about:   The Code for Love and Heartbreak is a modern twist on Emma by Jane Austen. It follows Emma Woodhouse, who relies on math, numbers, and logic, but remains clueless to people. Her sister is moving across the country for college, leaving her to fend for herself during senior year along with George, her Co-president of the Coding Club. This year, for the state coding competition, Emma decides to find “The Code For Love” designing an app that gives you your perfect mathematical match based on her algorithm. It starts strong, bringing Emma popularity in her school as everyone seeks her out for their own perfect match. But then couples start breaking up, people start falling for the wrong ones, maybe even including Emma. What happens when Emma can’t count on numbers anymore?  My thoughts: I thought this was a cute story and a fun twist on the classic tale. I enjoyed most of the characters and the concept was reall

REVIEW:The Death of Mrs. Westaway by Ruth Ware

  What it’s about: Hal Westaway comes home to find a letter about an inheritance left to her by her grandmother. However, Hal knows it can’t be meant for her, even though it is her name and address on the paper, her grandparents have been dead for years. Hal has been scraping by financially after the tragic death of her mother, working as a Tarot reader on the pier, not to mention, she’s also got involved with some sketchy loan sharks. She wants so badly for there to be even a little money left to her, anything to help her back to her feet. She ends up at the funeral, and then the family home, assuming a role, but everything is not what it seems in the giant estate full of secrets and lies.  My thoughts: I really enjoyed this! I had no idea what to expect going into this which I think is the best way to read a horror/mystery. Hal was a strong protagonist, and I really rooted for her as she faced so many problems, however, some of her inner monologue felt repetitive. The pacing of the

REVIEW: I Hope You’re Listening by Tom Ryan

What it’s about : Ten years ago, two young girls went to play in the woods, only one came back. Delia Skinner, Dee, has been thinking about that fateful day in the woods for the last ten years, wondering why her best friend Sibby was taken instead of her, and especially feeling the lasting guilt of not being able to prove the authority’s with anything that could bring Sibby back. Ten years later, Dee now hosts and anonymous true crime podcast where she tries to help locate missing people with the help of her listeners. But then Layla Gerrard goes missing from the exact same house Dee lived in ten years ago, and evidence shows the two cases are connected. As the case grows, mysterious tips about Sibby’s whereabouts appear too. With the help of the mysterious new girl, Sarah, and her best friend, Burke, Dee tries to get to the bottom of it all.  My thoughts : This story was super quick paced! I finished it in less than a day actually. The most important part of a mystery novel is that p

REVIEW: All Our Worst Ideas by Vicky Skinner ( BLOG TOUR)

All Our Worst Ideas Vicky Skinner Published by: Swoon Reads Publication date: August 11th 2020 Genres: Contemporary, Young Adult Two teens who have nothing in common work together at a record store in All Our Worst Ideas , a powerful and voice-driven YA novel from Vicky Skinner. When Amy, on her way to becoming valedictorian of her graduating class and getting accepted to her dream school, gets dumped by her long-term boyfriend, she takes a job at a record store to ease the pain. She needs a distraction, badly. Oliver, Amy’s record store co-worker, isn’t so sure about Amy—his complete opposite—but what he is sure of is his decision not to go to college. He just can’t figure out how to tell his mother. As they work late-night shifts at the record store, Amy and Oliver become friends and then confidantes and then something more, but when Amy has a hard time letting go of what she thought was her perfect future with her ex, she risks losing the future she didn’t even know she w

REVIEW: Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson

                                          Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson  What’s it’s about: Ellingham Academy is a private school for the most elite, creative thinkers. Albert Ellingham, who was the richest man in America, founded it to create a special place of learning, games, and riddles. During its first year, Albert’s wife and daughter are kidnapped. Only one real clue from the case is ever connected, a creepy poem that was previously mailed to Albert signed “Truly, Devious”. The crime was never solved. Decades later, crime-lover Stevie Bell is beginning her first year at Ellingham Academy. She has one goal: solve the Ellingham Case. But it’s not so simple, she has her hard curriculum and strange housemates to figure out too. But then, Truly Devious returns to The Academy, and so does death. The two mysterious start to connect and Stevie is determined to figure out the truth.  . . My thoughts : I cannot begin to express how perfect this mystery is. The setup of the story with

REVIEW: Her Royal Highness by Rachel Hawkins

Her Royal Highness by Rachel Hawkins  What it’s about : Millie Quint is having an ideal summer break, until she sees her best-friend-sort-of-girlfriend, Jude, kissing someone else after blowing her off. Millie has been dreaming of Scotland for years, thats why she applied to a prestigious boarding school on a whim. Weirdly enough, an acceptance letter arrived earlier that summer, but Millie was hesitating because of Jude. But now that acceptance letter is her perfect escape. Her new Scotland school is receiving its first class of girls and Millie is making history. Everything about Scotland is a dream, until Millie meets her roommate Flora. Millie calls her out for her bad attitude only to find out later Flora is an actual real life Princess. They can’t stand each other, until well, they can. But Flora is the most off-limits crush Millie could have, and everything will try to keep them apart.   . . . My thought s: This book met all my favorite tropes: enemies to lovers, roommates, and

REVIEW: A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder by Holly Jackson

                                        A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder by Holly Jackson What it’s about : Sal Singh murdered Andie Bell five years ago. Everyone knows he did it, everyone but Pippa Fitz-Amobi, who takes on the case as the topic for her final capstone project. She starts finding connections and secrets everywhere that someone in town is desperate for her to unsee. If the killer is still on the loose, is it safe for Pippa to keep investigating, especially when she might be on to them?  . . My thoughts : I’ve been craving a good thrilling mystery novel and I’ve seen this one around a lot, and it did not disappoint! It was very complex and twisty. I was amazed how everyone seemed to be connected and tied together in that town. It was so captivating to see Pippa’s thought process unfold in her project logs. The audiobook experience made it even more incredible, with the interviews and voice actors. It truly seemed realistic that someone like her could follow the trail of evi

REVIEW: Boyfriend Material by Alexis Hall

Boyfriend Material by Alexis Hall What it’s about : Luc O’Donnell is going to be fired from the only job left that will have him: a charity to save beetles. Luc is the son of long ago rockstar parents who split when he was young, leaving him with anger and resentment towards his absent father, and just enough left-over-fame to warrant bad publicity. After a compromising photo from a night out lands in the tabloids, the threads keeping his life together snap. He decides to fix his image by finding a respectable, perfect (fake) boyfriend. Who better than, ethically conscious, vegetarian, lawyer extraordinaire, Oliver Blackwood. It turns out, Oliver could benefit from having a fake boyfriend in return, but their mutual need for each other is about all they have in common... or so it seems. And fake-dating starts to become something more.  . . . My thoughts : OKAY SO PREPARE FOR GUSHING!!!! I so did not expect to fall in love with this book and ALL the characters. Firstly, Luc was such an