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Top Ten Tuesday [#43]

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Random Quote of the Day: “A mind too active is no mind at all.” – Theodore Roethke

Hello sunshines!🔆 It is no longer Monday which means that the week is 4 days from being OVER! For this week’s TTT post, were are chatting it up about TOP TEN NOVELS THAT HAD ALL THE HYPE!

Disclaimer: these are novels that I remember having hype since I’ve started blogging

THE RAVEN KING by Maggie Stiefvater

LADY MIDNIGHT by Cassandra Clare

CROOKED KINGDOM by Leigh Bardugo

THE STAR-TOUCHED QUEEN by Roshani Chokshi

A TORCH AGAINST THE NIGHT by Sabaa Tahir

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Which Cover Wednesday [#33]

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Random Quote of the Day: “No one really listens to anyone else, and if you try it for a while you’ll see why.” – Mignon McLaughlin

Hello sunshines! 🔆 Which Cover Wednesday is a post hosted by Sumaya @suereadingcorner. For this post, you choose two different covers of the same book — the books can have different publishers, different formats, etc. Then you decide which one you think is more appealing. I don’t think I’ve mentioned this before, but if you guys ever have theme recommendations or recs in general for WCW, please feel free to comment them!😀 Let’s get onto the debate! ⚔

AWAKE BY NATASHA PRESTON

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Okay this one is actually a little tricky. I own the first cover and it’s actually not that bad for how simplistic it is. However I really love the quality of the second cover…Hmmm…I think I’ll have to go with the SECOND COVER. I don’t know what it is but I really enjoy it!

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What?? A Book Review?! | Anya’s Ghost by Vera Brosgol

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Random Quote of the Day: “Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.” – Pablo Picasso

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Title: Anya’s Ghost

Author(s): Vera Brosgol

Genre: Graphic Novel, YA, Fantasy

Page Count: 221

Published: June 7th, 2011

Format: Paperback

Source: Purchased

BUY HERE: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Book Depository

“Anya could really use a friend. But her new BFF isn’t kidding about the “Forever” part.

Of all the things Anya expected to find at the bottom of an old well, a new friend was not one of them. Especially not a new friend who’s been dead for a century.

Falling down a well is bad enough, but Anya’s normal life might actually be worse. She’s embarrassed by her family, self-conscious about her body, and she’s pretty much given up on fitting in at school. A new friend—even a ghost—is just what she needs.

Or so she thinks. Spooky, sardonic, and secretly sincere, Anya’s Ghost is a wonderfully entertaining debut from author/artist Vera Brosgol.”

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So, yes, I am too surprised that I am actually typing up a review post, but here I am! However, I was hoping this GN was going to get me out of my slump and influence me to read, but it didn’t. Anyways, here’s the review.

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|| The Feels: 1/5 || Characters: 2.5/5 || Character Development: 2/5 ||Plot: 3.5/5 || Interest: 3.85/5 || Writing: 3.5/5 || Narration: 3/5 || Flow of Reading: 5/5 ||Ending: 4/5

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Uppercase Box Unboxing + Review! | May – July

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Random Quote of the Day: “The first precept was never to accept a thing as true until I knew it as such without a single doubt.” – Rene Descartes

Hello sunshines! 🔆 It has officially been three months since my last subscription box unboxing + review of UPPERCASE BOX and I am super excited to show you guys what I had in store these past few months! I’ve actually been semi-impressed with Uppercase compared to the previous three months. But anyways, let’s get started!

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ITEMS INCLUDED:

  • SONG OF THE CURRENT by Sarah Tolcser – SIGNED
  • SONG OF THE CURRENT Map
  • Reading Adventure Tote Bag designed by Allison Cole – UPPERCASE EXC.
  • Book Nerd Enamel Pin from Jubly-Umph – UPPERCASE EXC.

MAY UPPERCASE BOX RATING: 4.5/5 STARS

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Friday Finds [Jul. 21st]

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Random Quote of the Day: “Happiness isn’t something you experience; it’s something you remember.” – Oscar Levant

Hello sunshines! 🔆 I know what you’re thinking…”Jesalin, how are you still finding books when you haven’t been reading any?” Well, I’ve been asking myself that exact same question.

But that is besides the point! Friday Finds is a meme hosted by @adailyrhythm. It is a chance for you to showcase the books you’ve ‘found’ and added to your TBR list! They do not have to be books you purchased and they could’ve been found anywhere — bookstores, online, library, etc. I don’t know how many Finds I’ll actually be sharing today just because this week has been pretty crazy and hence, I haven’t had much time to venture through GR to discover new Finds. But anyways, here’s what I HAVE found since my last Friday Finds (:

35144722“Hello, my name is Esther. I am calling on behalf of Krippler Incorporated, a market research institute. Today we are conducting a survey on feline diabetes. Do you, or any member of your household, own a cat?” They hang up. “Hello. My name is Joan. I am calling on behalf of-” They hang up. “Hello. My name’s Doreen.” Jane is a telemarketer. She uses a different name each time, and soon it becomes clear that she is calling the same man again and again…

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Ellie Frias disappeared long before she vanished. Tormented throughout middle school, Ellie begins her freshman year with a new look: she doesn’t need to be popular; she just needs to blend in with the wallpaper. But then the unthinkable happens and Ellie is trapped after a brutal assault. She wasn’t the first victim and now she watches it happen again and again. She tries to hold on to her happier memories in order to get past the cold days, waiting for someone to find her. The problem is, no one searches for a girl they never noticed in the first place…

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Which Cover Wednesday [#32]

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Random Quote of the Day: “You never find yourself until you face the truth.” – Pearl Bailey 

Hello sunshines! 🔆 I am currently listening to the Moana soundtrack and it makes me so happy to be typing this post for some reason!! P.S. if you haven’t watched Disney’s movie, Moana, GO WATCH IT!!!

Anyways, today I am back with a WHICH COVER WEDNESDAY post!! You guys have been really active with these posts, so thank YOU so much!! ❤ Let’s get on with the post!

NOW I RISE BY KIERSTIN WHITE

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FIRST COVER! I love how high the resolution of the graphics is. The second cover looks kind of blurry in my opinion even though it does look a bit bad-ass!!

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Captivating Covers [#26]

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Random Quote of the Day: “Words calculated to catch everyone may catch no one.” – Adlai E. Stevenson Jr.

Hello sunshines! 🔆 It is almost the end of the week and I am fairly excited for this upcoming three-day weekend! To brighten your week, I am sharing another Captivating Cover! Captivating Covers is a meme created by me — @JBelkBooks. Every week or so, I share a cover of a novel that I find to be Captivating. It doesn’t have to be one you’ve read, just one that you enjoy! You can add your own twist to it, but I like to include the book synopsis & book details. So, I created this meme to share my findings with you all! 📚

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Title: Wicked Like A Wildfire

Author: Lana Popovic

Genre: Young-Adult, Fantasy

Published: August 15th, 2017

I know, lately I’ve only been sharing 2017 releases, but I mean, LOOK AT THIS COVER. The typography is amazing, and the wildlife, nature-y graphics are twice as amazing. This is Popovic’s debut novel, so make sure you check it on Goodreads! It already has around 4 stars!! 😱

⬇️Want to read the synopsis? Check it out below!⬇️

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