Monday, September 30, 2019

Twice in a Blue Moon by Christina Lauren

Release Date: October 22, 2019
Publisher: Gallery Books
Genre: Romance | Rom-Com
Pages: 368 Pages
Format: e-galley
Source: Netgalley
Reason: For Review


Sam Brandis was Tate Jones’s first: Her first love. Her first everything. Including her first heartbreak.
During a whirlwind two-week vacation abroad, Sam and Tate fell for each other in only the way that first loves do: sharing all of their hopes, dreams, and deepest secrets along the way. Sam was the first, and only, person that Tate—the long-lost daughter of one of the world’s biggest film stars—ever revealed her identity to. So when it became clear her trust was misplaced, her world shattered for good.
Fourteen years later, Tate, now an up-and-coming actress, only thinks about her first love every once in a blue moon. When she steps onto the set of her first big break, he’s the last person she expects to see. Yet here Sam is, the same charming, confident man she knew, but even more alluring than she remembered. Forced to confront the man who betrayed her, Tate must ask herself if it’s possible to do the wrong thing for the right reason… and whether “once in a lifetime” can come around twice.


I thoroughly enjoyed this book and struggled between giving it 3 stars or 4. I settled for 3 only because of the ending. 

The first half of this book is amazing and really sucked me in. We meet 18-year-old Tate and 21-year-old Sam, who by the way, is the ultimate swoon-worthy character, hubba hubba! Complete strangers, while both vacationing in London, they quickly fall head over heels for each other. Until a turn of events changes both of their lives forever. And in the same breath, rips them apart. 

Fast forward 14 years, Tate is now a thriving Actress who has landed herself the role of a lifetime. During filming, Sam enters her life all over again and Tate is forced to confront the only man she has ever loved and who left her heart shattered into a million pieces. 

This is my first book by Christina Lauren's but it will not be my last. Her easy-breezy writing style makes you fall right into the story she has crafted and right in love with the characters she has penned. Tate's best friend was absolutely hilarious! She is the friend we all want in our lives. A ride or die, tell it like it is BFF. The book unfolded at a great pace. A little slow in parts but totally worth it. The only thing that left me a little disappointed was the ending. Given the build-up, it just wrapped up a little too quickly for me. However, it didn't deter me from my overall enjoyment of the book. I walked away loving the story I just read and the characters I met. I really look forward to reading more from this author! 

*Have you read Christina Lauren? What book would you recommend I read next?*

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Let's Discuss: Books That Left You With a Book Hangover

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As devoted Bookworm's, we've all been there. We have finished a book that left us lost and unable to move onto another book. Enter: The Book Hangover
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2019 has been an amazing year for books! I have definitely suffered from many book hangovers this year! Below, are just some of the books that left me hung-the-F-over!

Verity

I read this book before the hype so I went in with very open expectations. Being my 3rd Hoover book, I was optimistic. It ended up turning my world upside down. I didn't care about eating or sleeping while reading this one! Verity was Life now!

Daisy Jones & The Six

Another one I read before the hype-storm. This book seemed to be an either 'love it or hate it' read for people. I LOVED it. I devoured it and became so invested in the characters. Like the band, I was left with a major hangover after this one. 

The Perfect Child

This is still one of my most recommended books this year! 

The Grief Keeper

One of my favourite Young Adult books this year. It was such a beautiful, relevant and unique read. 

The Friend Zone

READ THIS BOOK NOW!!!

The Whisper Man

READ THIS BOOK AFTER THE OTHER BOOK!!!

Recursion

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The Extraordinary Life of Sam Hell

One of the most beautiful life stories I have ever read!

What books have left you with a Book Hangover?
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Tuesday, September 10, 2019

The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E. Harrow

The Ten Thousand Doors of January
Release Date: September 10th, 2019
Publisher: Hachette Canada
Genre: Young Adult | Fantasy
Pages: 384 Pages
Format: ARC
Source: From Publisher
Reason: For Honest Review
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In the early 1900s, a young woman embarks on a fantastical journey of self-discovery after finding a mysterious book in this captivating and lyrical debut.
In a sprawling mansion filled with peculiar treasures, January Scaller is a curiosity herself. As the ward of the wealthy Mr. Locke, she feels little different from the artifacts that decorate the halls: carefully maintained, largely ignored, and utterly out of place.Then she finds a strange book. A book that carries the scent of other worlds, and tells a tale of secret doors, of love, adventure and danger. Each page turn reveals impossible truths about the world and January discovers a story increasingly entwined with her own.
“How fitting, that the most terrifying time in my life should require me to do what I do best: escape into a book.” 

There are Ten Thousand and One things I want to say about this book but yet, I am left utterly speechless. I can say, without a doubt, that this is the most unique story I have ever read. The Ten Thousand Doors of January is a fantastical, tug-on-your-heart-strings journey. It is so intelligently written and went far beyond any expectations I had for it. 

The Ten Thousand Doors of January is a book that will tap itself into your very core. The child still living within you who's imagination is still running free, untainted, this book awakens that part of you. The world's, portals and characters came alive vividly, the words leaping off of the pages. It truly is a whimsical reading experience; as if the author cast her very own spell within the pages, creating a magical tale that will come to life before you, and stay with you long after you've finished. 

I am still awestruck. This is one of those books that one can go on and on about, but you will never truly grasp the extraordinary beauty of its story until you experience it on your own. A truly beautiful and heartening read that will leave you stirring. I miss it already.
 
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