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Mini-Reviews Monday #6

Mini-Reviews Monday is a monthly series in which I attempt to get caught up on reviews in bulk. These reviews are a highlight reel instead of an in-depth look into my time reading these novels. If you would like an in-depth version of my review, let me know in the comments!

The Mermaid's Voice Returns in This One (Women Are Some Kind of Magic, #3)The Mermaid’s Voice Returns In This One by Amanda Lovelace

Genres: Poetry
Publisher: Andrews McMeel
Publication Date: March 5th 2019
Source: Netgalley
Format: eARC
Rating: fangirlstarsfangirlstarsfangirlstarsfangirlstars

Amanda Lovelace will forever be apart of my favorite poets list. Her words are always gripping, raw, and powerful–and this poetry collection is no exception. Unlike previous collections in the series, this one felt more…everywhere–like their wasn’t a set direction we were heading but rather it was jumbled and all over the place. I am not sure if this was intentional and a way to imitate how life can be jumbled and messy; but I don’t think I was a huge fan of this aspect. Lovelace also incorporated poetry from other poets within this collection which is also a new aspect within the series. I didn’t mind this integration of other’s works as it brought a fresh and different perspective to the heavy topics that Lovelace tackles in her poetry. Overall though I really did enjoy this one and found several of her poems that spoke to me on a deeper level than others.

CW: child abuse, gun violence, intimate partner abuse, sexual assault, eating disorders, self-harm, suicide, alcohol, trauma, death, violence, fire.
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Mini-Reviews Monday #5

Mini-Reviews Monday is a monthly series in which I attempt to get caught up on reviews in bulk. These reviews are a highlight reel instead of an in-depth look into my time reading these novels. If you would like an in-depth version of my review, let me know in the comments!

#Awestruck (#Lovestruck #3)#Awestruck by Sariah Wilson

Genres: New Adult, Sports Romance
Publisher: Montlake Romance
Publication Date: Jane 8th 2019
Source: Kindle Unlimited
Format: ebook
Rating: DNF

This was a buddy read with Soph and I honestly have no words to describe how much it pained me to get to 36% before I couldn’t take it anymore. None of the characters felt real or authentic; their actions are super fake and doesn’t fit the plot or background stories of their characters. We also get another fake relationship that is hella fake (like my nonexistent love life feels more real than whatever this was trying to be). Honestly I just wanted to shoot myself in the foot the entire time. I did take a peak at the ending to see if it was worth continuing to pull my teeth out but the ending is just hella messy and doesn’t even sound realistic under the circumstances. Not a fan was I. Continue reading “Mini-Reviews Monday #5”

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January Book Haul

I have no excuse.

It’s literally not even Christmas or my birthday so I don’t even know why I have accumulated THIS many books in the month of January. I guess you could say I went a tiny bit overboard…

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proof of me having no self-control

I know. I’m shook too.

Before I get into the bounty of which my kindle and shelves cry out to in joy, let me preface this with I am a super frugal and hella cheap person. Most–if not all– of these purchases were deals from bookbub.com, amazon, audible, etc. which amounted to many of them being free, as well as through my carefully thought out monthly book budget as I have placed reading and supporting authors and the arts a priority when planning my personal finances. With that being said, take a look at my walk of shamelessness. Continue reading “January Book Haul”

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Mini-Reviews Monday #4

Mini-Reviews Monday is a monthly series in which I attempt to get caught up on reviews in bulk. These reviews are a highlight reel instead of an in-depth look into my time reading these novels. If you would like an in-depth version of my review, let me know in the comments!

#Moonstruck (#Lovestruck #2)#Moonstruck by Sariah Wilson

Genres: New Adult, Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Montlake Romance
Publication Date: July 17th, 2018
Source: Kindle Unlimited
Format: ebook
Rating: fangirlstarsfangirlstars

Uh yeah so this one was a dud. This read, was a buddy read with the wonderful bean Soph @ Bookwyrming Thoughts and it was…a time to say the least. Everything in this story was so insta-love and the fake relationship trope (my favorite trope next to enemies to lovers) was the fakest fake relationship I have ever read. I think the fake relationship lasted maybe six pages at best, before they decided to make things official and “real”. Yeah, not a fan was I.

Now don’t get me wrong, I love me a good insta-love trope–I mean I stan Twilight for heaven’s sake– but I like instant love when it’s done well and sadly this didn’t make it into the done well category. Continue reading “Mini-Reviews Monday #4”