Stuff I’ve Been Reading Lately #12

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BOOKS READ:

  • Beautiful Creatures (Caster Chronicles, #1) by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl
  • Please Pick Me by Reina Regina
  • One-Punch Man Vol 8 by ONE
  • Cardcaptor Sakura Vol. 5 by CLAMP

BOOKS BOUGHT:

  • An Enchantment of Ravens by Margaret Rogerson
  • Crown of Feathers by Nicki Pau Preto
  • Loveboat, Taipei by Abigail Hing Wen
  • Wilder Girls by Rory Power
  • Wink, Poppy, Midnight by April Genevieve Tucholke
  • Dragon Republic (Poppy War, #2) by R.F. Kuang
  • See You in the Cosmos by Jack Cheng
  • The Keep of Lost Cities (Keeper of Lost Cities, #1) by Shannon Messenger
  • Exile (Keeper of Lost Cities, #2) by Shannon Messenger
  • The Final Empire (Mistborn, #1) by Brandon Sanders
  • The Well of Ascension (Mistborn, #2) by Brandon Sanderson
  • The Hero of Ages (Mistborn, #3) by Brandon Sanderson

ARC/s:

  • Please Pick Me by Reina Regina

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Book Review: [ARC] Please Pick Me by Reina Regina

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Title: Please Pick Me

Author: Reina Regina

Publication Date: November 11, 2020

Number of Pages: 124

Publisher: Moonchild Press Publishing

Genre: Poetry

Synopsis:

In a garden of a thousand other volumes, my little yellow book with its earnest plea and hopeful flowers on the cover sits waiting for you to pick it up. It’s got a heart it wants to give away.

These haikus, poems, and prose pieces are about

the miracle of being wanted back by someone we want,
the desperation of hoping they’ll fight harder when they waver,
the rawness of seeking reassurance that we are loved as we are, and
the tenderness we feel when we’re sending love out to others

—all those moments when we are making our need to be accepted plain and praying, please pick me.

This book was born after twenty-six years of learning that it’s okay to want to be wanted, that vulnerability is merely throwing open the gateway to honest connections, and that fighting to be loved the way you deserve is bravery and not weakness.

I hope you open it. I hope it invites you to be open too.

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Book Review: [ARC] Ever After by Olivia Vieweg

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Title: Ever After

Author: Olivia Vieweg

Publication Date: September 1, 2020

Number of Pages: 288

Publisher: Graphic Universe

Genre: Horror, Dystopia

Synopsis:

Vivi and Eva are two travelers in a countryside filled with the undead. After a train breaks down, stranding them between safe zones, the young women partner up to stay alive. Vivi is struggling with grief–and guilt–over the loss of her sister. Eva is hiding the start of a horrifying transformation. Together they’ll face heat, zombie hordes, and their own inner demons, searching for signs of life in a land of the dead.

This graphic novel addition to an enduring genre is thoughtful and emotion-driven, but also full of zombie scares and action.

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Stuff I’ve Been Reading Lately #11

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BOOKS READ:

  • Flyte (Septimus Heap, #2) by Angie Sage
  • Dekada ’70 by Lualhati Bautista
  • Ever After by Olivia Vieweg
  • One-Punch Man Vol. 7 by ONE
  • One-Punch Man Vol. 8 by ONE
  • Cardcaptor Sakura Vol. 6 by CLAMP
  • Kaguya-sama: Love is War Vol. 3 by Aka Akasaka

BOOKS BOUGHT:

  • Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins
  • Anna Dressed in Blood (Anna, #1) by Kendare Blake
  • Girl of Nightmares (Anna, #2) by Kendare Blake
  • Demon Slayer Vol. 1 by Koyoharu Gotouge
  • Your Lie in April Vol. 1 by Naoshi Arakawa
  • Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up With Me by Mariko Tamaki and Rosemary Valero-O’Connell
  • The Shadow of What Was Lost (The Licanius Trilogy, #1) by James Islington
  • An Echo of Things to Come (The Licanius Trilogy, #2) by James Islington
  • The Modern Faerie Tales Trilogy (Omnibus Edition) by Holly Black

BOOKS RECEIVED:

  • Finding Audrey by Sophie Kinsella
  • Storms by Chris Vick
  • The Museum of Heartbreaks by Meg Leder
  • Geekerella by Ashley Poston

ARCs:

  • Ever After by Olivia Vieweg 
  • One of Those Days by Adres G. Leiva

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Book List: Favorite Debut Books

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Hey, guys! Today I’m going to talk about my all-time favorite debuts! I’ve been wanting to write posts of my favorite so and so and I have already started in February and sort of stopped because I ran out of ideas of books to list. Recently, I came up with a lot of ideas for my blog content and have been scheduling posts since last week. With that, I also came up with new topics for my book lists!

If you do not know, a debut book means it is an author’s first novel that has been published. I honestly love reading debut novels and discovering amazing authors, I mean, if the first novel they ever wrote is amazing, what more the next books that they will write, right?

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