ARC Review: Infinity Son

Infinity Son (Infinity Cycle, #1)

Title: Infinity Son
Author: Adam Silvera
Publication Date: January 14th 2020
Genre: Fantasy
Format: eARC
Rating: ★★


Growing up in New York, brothers Emil and Brighton always idolized the Spell Walkers—a vigilante group sworn to rid the world of specters. While the Spell Walkers and other celestials are born with powers, specters take them, violently stealing the essence of endangered magical creatures.

Brighton wishes he had a power so he could join the fray. Emil just wants the fighting to stop. The cycle of violence has taken a toll, making it harder for anyone with a power to live peacefully and openly. In this climate of fear, a gang of specters has been growing bolder by the day.

Then, in a brawl after a protest, Emil manifests a power of his own—one that puts him right at the heart of the conflict and sets him up to be the heroic Spell Walker Brighton always wanted to be.

Brotherhood, love, and loyalty will be put to the test, and no one will escape the fight unscathed

Disclaimer: I received an eARC of this book through Edelweiss for review. Thank you Edelweiss for the opportunity to read this before the release! This in no way shape or form affects my thoughts about the book.

I was really excited when I was approved for an ARC of this book. I thought it sounded really cool and interesting. However that wasn’t what ended up happening. I found this book confusing, and a little bit all over the place. I didn’t really connect with any of the characters and I thought it was overall pretty unsatisfying.

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Review: Supernova

Supernova (Renegades, #3)

Title: Supernova
Author: Marissa Meyer
Publication Date: November 5th 2019
Genre: Fantasy
Format: Audiobook
Rating: ★★★★★


All’s fair in love and anarchy…

The epic conclusion to Marissa Meyer’s thrilling Renegades Trilogy finds Nova and Adrian fighting to keep their identities secret. While the battle rages on between their alter egos and their allies, there is a darker threat shrouding Gatlon City.

The Renegades’ worst enemy is back among them, threatening to reclaim Gatlon City. Nova and Adrian must brave lies and betrayal to protect those they love. Their greatest fears are about to come to life, and unless they can bridge the divide between heroes and villains, they stand to lose everything. Including each other.

Intrigue and action will leave readers on edge until the final, shocking secrets are revealed

This was my last read of 2019 and look at me just getting around to typing up my review at the beginning of February. I have the review written down on my iPad. I’m just really lazy and it takes me awhile to actually type up my reviews into something that is coherent and easy to read for other people. But I’m doing it now!

Supernova was a great way to end my 2019 reading journey. It was the last book in a series that I started in 2019 so we really came full circle. It was also a five star read for me. So overall a great ending to 2019.

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January 2020 Wrap Up

Wow I can’t believe that January is already over. I’ve finished the first month of classes for my last semester of university. It’s crazy to me that after this I won’t be in school. I’m so nervous about applying for jobs and trying to find something that I enjoy.

I did read a little this month. I read three books in total which I think is pretty good for how busy of a month it was. I’m currently reading a bunch of books and I need to post reviews of the books that I’ve already finished. I still have one book review I need to do for a book from 2019. Hopefully I’ll get that up soon.

Now onto the books that I’ve read so far this year.

Infinity Son (Infinity Cycle, #1)

Infinity Son by Adam Silvera: ★★

This book ended up disappointing me. I had an ARC of it and I read it before it came out this month and it just wasn’t what I expected. I don’t think Adam Silvera is an author I enjoy.

Windwitch (The Witchlands, #2)

Windwitch by Susan Dennard: ★★★★★

I’m so glad I finally continued with this series! It was so good and I’m really in love with all of the characters I can’t wait for the next book.

Bloodwitch (The Witchlands, #3)

Bloodwitch by Susan Dennard: ★★★★★

This series I think is becoming one of my favorites and I need the next book now. The characters are all so amazing. I will talk more about them in my upcoming reviews of the two books.

And those are all the books I read this month! I don’t know if February will be any better but we’ll see. I think I might start setting monthly TBRs for myself but I don’t feel like I’ll follow through with those so I don’t know if that’s a definite thing. One thing I do want to work in these upcoming months is starting my own Etsy pin store but that’s been in a difficult work in progress.

Let me know if there are any book series you would want pins from!

Blog Tour: QA & Review: Tweet Cute

Tweet Cute

Title: Tweet Cute
Author: Emma Lord
Publication Date: January 21st 2020
Genre: Contemporary
Format: eARC
Rating: ★★★★


Meet Pepper, swim team captain, chronic overachiever, and all-around perfectionist. Her family may be falling apart, but their massive fast-food chain is booming ― mainly thanks to Pepper, who is barely managing to juggle real life while secretly running Big League Burger’s massive Twitter account.

Enter Jack, class clown and constant thorn in Pepper’s side. When he isn’t trying to duck out of his obscenely popular twin’s shadow, he’s busy working in his family’s deli. His relationship with the business that holds his future might be love/hate, but when Big League Burger steals his grandma’s iconic grilled cheese recipe, he’ll do whatever it takes to take them down, one tweet at a time.

All’s fair in love and cheese ― that is, until Pepper and Jack’s spat turns into a viral Twitter war. Little do they know, while they’re publicly duking it out with snarky memes and retweet battles, they’re also falling for each other in real life ― on an anonymous chat app Jack built.

As their relationship deepens and their online shenanigans escalate ― people on the internet are shipping them?? ― their battle gets more and more personal, until even these two rivals can’t ignore they were destined for the most unexpected, awkward, all-the-feels romance that neither of them expected.

Emma Lord is a digital media editor and writer living in New York City, where she spends whatever time she isn’t writing either running or belting show tunes in community theater. She graduated from the University of Virginia with a major in psychology and a minor in how to tilt your computer screen so nobody will notice you updating your fan fiction from the back row. She was raised on glitter, grilled cheese, and a whole lot of love. Her sun sign is Hufflepuff, but she is a Gryffindor rising. TWEET CUTE is her debut novel. You can find her geeking out online at @dilemmalord on Twitter.

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First off I want to say thank you to the publisher Wednesday Books via NetGalley for providing me with an ARC of this book to review.  Thank you for the opportunity to read this before the release!

I thought this was a cute light-hearted read that I got invested in and really enjoyed reading. I liked the social media aspect and I think it was done in a way that was actually fun to read about.

Stick around to the end of the post for a fun Q&A with the author!

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ARC Review: Loveboat, Taipei

Loveboat, Taipei (Loveboat, Taipei, #1)

Title: Loveboat, Taipei
Author: Abigail Hing Wen
Publication Date: January 07, 2020
Genre: Contemporary
Format: eARC
Rating: ★★★★


When eighteen-year-old Ever Wong’s parents send her from Ohio to Taiwan to study Mandarin for the summer, she finds herself thrust among the very over-achieving kids her parents have always wanted her to be, including Rick Woo, the Yale-bound prodigy profiled in the Chinese newspapers since they were nine—and her parents’ yardstick for her never-measuring-up life.

Unbeknownst to her parents, however, the program is actually an infamous teen meet-market nicknamed Loveboat, where the kids are more into clubbing than calligraphy and drinking snake-blood sake than touring sacred shrines.

Free for the first time, Ever sets out to break all her parents’ uber-strict rules—but how far can she go before she breaks her own heart?

Disclaimer: I received an eARC of this book through Edelweiss for review. Thank you Edelweiss for the opportunity to read this before the release! This in no way shape or form affects my thoughts about the book.

I haven’t reviewed an ARC in a while. I was really surprised by how much I ended up loving this book. When I got approved for it I didn’t think too much of it but I’m so glad that I was able to read this before release and I’m now here to share with you how much this book resonated with me.

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2019 Year of Reading

It’s a couple of days into 2020 and I’ve been reflecting on the past year of reading that I did. 2019 was a really good reading year for me. I actually accomplished my reading goal probably for the first time since I started my Goodreads account. I also got more serious with my blog and instagram posting more consistently. I do want to get even better with my blog and I hope to post more of a variety of posts instead of just reviews.

With all this being said I just wanted to have a post commemorating my reading in 2019 with my favorite books of the year as well as some fun stats courtesy of Goodreads Year in Books which you can find here.

I find it amazing that I read over 20,000 pages this year! Maybe this year I’ll read closer to 25,000.

My shortest book of the year was a prequel so that’s understandable. I actually am not surprised that this was my shortest books. It’s also not a book I enjoyed as much as I had hoped to but that’s okay.

I am surprised that this was my longest book though. I definitely thought it would be An Ember in The Ashes. This was a series that I started and finished this year and it has become a favorite of mine.

And now onto some of my favorite books of the year. I had a lot of favorites this year and I had very few books I disliked which I’m grateful for.

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December 2019 Wrap Up

This is a couple days late but that’s because my laptop is currently out of commission. It’s getting repaired right now and I hope to get it back next week which will hopefully allow me to start posting again.

I only read two books this month but I’m okay with that. I did complete my reading goal of 50 books and I ended the year having read a total of 53 books which I think is pretty good. I set my reading goal of 2020 for 55 books and I’m hopeful that I will complete it.

Loveboat, Taipei (Loveboat, Taipei, #1)

Loveboat, Taipei by Abigail Hing Wen: ★★★★

I really loved this book. It was such an amazing book and it actually comes out next week so I definitely recommend picking it up and giving it a read! I’m going to have a review of it posted tomorrow.

Supernova (Renegades, #3)

Supernova by Marissa Meyer: ★★★★★

This book was so good!!! I have reviews of the first two books here and here. You can see that I enjoyed those books but I didn’t give them 5 stars. However this book completely blew me away. The ending is so amazing that I can’t help but want more.

And those were the two books that I read to finish out the year. I hope that everyone had a great holidays and wonderful beginning to the New Year!