Review: History Is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera

History Is All You Left Me Adam Silvera

Title: History Is All You Left Me  
Author: Adam Silvera  
Series: Stand-alone 
Genre: Contemporary, Lgbt, YA  
Publication date: January 17, 2017 
Rating: ★★★★ 

When Griffin’s first love and ex-boyfriend, Theo, dies in a drowning accident, his universe implodes. Even though Theo had moved to California for college and started seeing Jackson, Griffin never doubted Theo would come back to him when the time was right. But now, the future he’s been imagining for himself has gone far off course. To make things worse, the only person who truly understands his heartache is Jackson. But no matter how much they open up to each other, Griffin’s downward spiral continues. He’s losing himself in his obsessive compulsions and destructive choices, and the secrets he’s been keeping are tearing him apart. If Griffin is ever to rebuild his future, he must first confront his history, every last heartbreaking piece in the puzzle of his life

Review: Alex, Approximately by Jenn Bennett

Jenn Bennet Alex Aproximately
Jenn Bennet Alex Approximately

Title: Alex, Approximately  
Author: Jenn Bennett 
Series: Stand-alone 
Genre: Contemporary, Romance, YA  
Publication date: April 4, 2017 
Rating: ★★★★½ 

Bailey “Mink” Rydell has met the boy of her dreams. They share a love of films and talk all day – Alex is perfect. Well, apart from the fact that they’ve never actually met… and neither of them knows the other’s real name. When Bailey moves to California to live with her dad, who happens to live in the same town as Alex, she decides to use her sleuthing skills to find him. But tracking someone down based on online conversations alone proves harder than Bailey thought, and with her irritating but charismatic colleague Porter Roth distracting her at every turn, will she ever get to meet the mysterious Alex?

Upcoming Releases: April 2017

upcoming releases young adult april 2017

Ninth of the month, time for another upcoming releases post! Truth be told, I'm not crazy about the novels releasing this month. The Upside Of Unrequited and Red Sister are the only ones I'm truly excited about. The first because it seems painfully relatable, the second because I think it will be badass. Alex, Approximately seems to be a good fluffy read, so that one made it onto my TBR as well. Am I wrong to think the rest is just.. meh?

March Wrap Up

Wrap up march 2017
Hey guys, what's up? March been as hellish a month for you as it was for me? I'm really glad it's over and not only because April starts out with a two-week vacation. You know that book by Sarah Andersen, Adulthood is a myth? Well, I wish. Honestly, I'm not ready to spend all my spare time adulting. It is awful. In between a crazy busy schedule at work and finally dealing with the paperwork of buying my own place (the only part of adulting that makes everything worthwhile), I didn't get any reading done. Not even kidding. I finished Glass Sword and started A Conjuring Of Light and that's it. Keeping up with tv shows was even more dramatic so don't even get me started on that.. Let's hope the worst is out of the way now so that I can get back on track with reading and blogging some more. So enough complaining, on to better things! Here is my very short wrap up. Prepare for a bigger one next month! :)

King's Cage Victoria Aveyard Big Mushy Happy Lump Sarah Andersen

On the plus-side, I didn't buy a single book - whoop whoop! Look at me being all responsible.
Don't get used to it.


Upcoming Releases: March 2017

upcoming releases march 2017
Fiew, March has been busy. Not with reading unfortunately and not with blogging either. I should probably cut the 'upcoming' from the title as most novels in this post have already been released. That aside, March is proving to be another good month. Lots of books to be excited about. Mainly Laini Taylor's long anticipated Strange The Dreamer. I'm incredibly excited to find out what that's all about. I'm also really looking forward to reading The Inexplicable Logic Of My Life by Benjamin Alire SaĆ©nz. Which of these books made it onto your tbr?

February Wrap Up

wrap up february 2017
March already. If the date hadn't been staring me in the face, I would have never believed it. But here it is and it has been pretty great so far.  I spent the last couple of days with my nose stuck between the pages of A Conjuring Of Light! FI-NA-LLY. *fangirl scream* All I want to do is keep on reading, but I'm savouring it, enjoying every page. I have no idea what I'll do with my life once this is over, so I'm postponing that moment as long as possible. And yes, it literally pains me to put the book away every time I reach a new part. Totally worth it. I'm not ready to say goodbye.

Review: A Gathering Of Shadows by V.E. Schwab

a gathering of shadows v e schwab
A Gathering of shadows v e schwab

Title: A Gathering Of Shadows 
Author: V.E. Schwab 
Series: Shades Of Magic #2 
Genre: Fantasy, YA 
Publication date: February 23, 2016 
Rating: ★★★★★ 

It has been four months since a mysterious obsidian stone fell into Kell's possession. Four months since his path crossed with Delilah Bard. Four months since Prince Rhy was wounded, and since the nefarious Dane twins of White London fell, and four months since the stone was cast with Holland's dying body through the rift--back into Black London. Now, restless after having given up his smuggling habit, Kell is visited by dreams of ominous magical events, waking only to think of Lila, who disappeared from the docks as she always meant to do. As Red London finalizes preparations for the Element Games--an extravagant international competition of magic meant to entertain and keep healthy the ties between neighboring countries--a certain pirate ship draws closer, carrying old friends back into port. And while Red London is caught up in the pageantry and thrills of the Games, another London is coming back to life. After all, a shadow that was gone in the night will reappear in the morning. But the balance of magic is ever perilous, and for one city to flourish, another London must fall.

Review: There's Something About Nik by Sara Hantz (arc)

There's Something About Nik Sara Hantz
There's Something About Nik Sara Hantz

Title: There's Something About Nik 
Author: Sara Hantz 
Series: Stand-alone 
Genre: Contemporary, Romance, YA 
Publication date: February 13, 2017 
Rating: ★★ 

Nik Gustafsson has a secret: He’s not really Nik Gustafsson. He’s not a spy. He’s not crazy. He’s just the son and heir to one of the most important families in Europe—one where duty always comes first. And his posh, too-public life is suffocating him. So when he gets the chance to attend boarding school in America, pretending to be an average exchange student is too big of a temptation to pass up. Then he literally runs into Amber on campus. And she hates him at first sight. It’s kind of exhilarating to be hated for who he is, not for his family name or his wealth. Maybe if he turns up the charm and turns down the aloof mask he habitually wears, he can win her over. Even though a bad past experience has made her swear off dating this year. But the more he gets to know her, the more uncomfortable he is keeping things from her. Because Nik Gustafsson has a secret. And it’s a big one.

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