♥ Valentine’s Day Reads | February 2020

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Happy Valentine’s Day! To celebrate I’ve put together a list of my Top 10 favorite romance reads (if you want to see more, visit my Goodreads romance shelf). It’s a genre with quite the spectrum of content, but for me my rule of thumb is that I pay for plot. I try not to waste my time or my money on a “romance novel” that lacks plot and is just too much dramatic nonsense or has toxic content that is never corrected/addressed. Sure some that I’ve enjoyed have been quick and light while others were deep and dark, some have stronger romance plot lines than others where quests or whatever have just as strong a role, but there must always be an actual plot and world-building and character development. I love how there is such diversity in the genre, and I’ve read so many different ones, but plot plot plot! Anyway…let me know what your favorites are! Continue reading

Collector’s Editions | Crooked Kingdom, ACOTAR, & Throne of Glass

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Today I decided to share my latest acquirements: the collector’s editions for Leigh Bardugo’s Crooked Kingdom (fantasy) as well as Sarah J. Maas’ books A Court of Thorns and Roses and Throne of Glass (fantasy). I don’t really have the money to splurge on multiple editions of books but I loved these stories so much and the editions looked so lovely that I had to go for it. Keep reading for more on the books, my reviews, and sneak peeks into the bonus content included in these editions! (Bonus: I’ve also included a look at Embers of Memory, the Throne of Glass card game!)  Continue reading

The Manhattan Ten

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After regaining the rights to her series, Lola Dodge is at last able to re-release this thrilling set of superhero novellas to the world! These novellas are fast, exciting, bite-sized pieces of adult fiction featuring superpowers good and evil with romance threaded between. I was pumped to receive an ARC of book one, Ivory, so I’ve added my review below! Dodge’s current plan is to release one novella a month beginning in October so keep an eye out! (I’ll keep updating this post as more info is released!)  Continue reading

Her & Him

Her by Pierre Alex Jeanty (2017)
Him by Pierre Alex Jeanty (2018)

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Poetry | Contemporary
4.5 starsBlurb:

HER.
“Her” is a collection of poetry and prose about women, their strengths and beauty. Every woman should know the feelings of being loved and radiating those feelings back to her mate. This is a beautiful expression of heartfelt emotion using short, gratifying sentiments. If there is a lover in you, you will not get enough of “Her.” Continue reading

Lord of the Fading Lands

Lord of the Fading Lands (Tairen Soul #1) by C.L. Wilson (2007)

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Fiction | Fantasy | Romance
4 StarsBlurb:

“Once, driven wild with grief over the murder of his beloved, the majestic Fey King Rain Tairen Soul had laid waste to the world before vanishing into the Fading Lands. Now, a thousand years later, a new threat draws him back into the world—and a new love reawakens the heart he thought long dead. Continue reading

Becoming Alpha

Becoming Alpha (Alpha Girl #1) by Aileen Erin (2013)

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YA Fiction | Paranormal
3.5 StarsBlurb:

“Tessa McCaide has a unique talent for getting into trouble. Then again, it isn’t easy for a girl with visions to ignore what she sees. Luckily Tessa and her family are leaving California and moving halfway across the country, giving her the perfect opportunity to leave her reputation as “Freaky Tessa” behind. Continue reading