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Joined June 2020

Teenage Bookworm 📚
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Our Chemical Hearts | Krystal Sutherland
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Thank you @OliviaV for tagging me!

1) 😢🐟😂💻✍️💔
2) The Outsiders
3) Today Tonight Tomorrow ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ 1/2

@thereadingpal @Pearrr @Sparklemn

thereadingpal Already done but thank you so much for the tag! 💚 Your current read seems like a roller coaster 😳 3w
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The Night Circus | Erin Morgenstern
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I read so so so many good books these past two months! So many new favorites!!!

I also read
The Inheritance Games
Of Mice and Men
Inheritance

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📖 📖 📖 📖 📖 📖 📖 📖 📖 📖 📖 📖 📖

#readingwrapup #april #may #ya #fantasy #romance #yaromance #scifi

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The Other Merlin | Robyn Schneider
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I‘ve read so many amazing books lately! I can‘t wait to share my April/May reading wrap up.

For now here is my most recent 5 star read. The cast of characters were enchanting, the romance was so well done, and the plot was completely engrossing! I cannot wait for the next book

⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️

#ya #fantasy #romance #yaromance #kingarthur #merlin #retelling

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This book exceeded all of my expectations and more. It was a fun and surprising emotional romp through and well developed and original futuristic space world full of the brightest and most lovable characters. The found family aspect was by far my favorite part.
And the ending!!!!

⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ 1/2

#ya #scifi #romace #favorite

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Vicious | V E Schwab
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I seriously need to work on my punctuality!
My extremely late (again!) March reading wrap up.

This month I also read Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte and With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo

Books read: 📖 📖 📖 📖 📖 📖
Rating: ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️

#ya #march #wrapup #readingwrapup #fivestars #favorite #fantasy #romance #fiction

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Serendipity: Ten Romantic Tropes, Transformed | Marissa Meyer, Julie Murphy, Anna-Marie McLemore, Elizabeth Eulberg, Caleb Roehrig, Sandhya Menon, Sarah Winifred Searle, Leah Johnson, Abigail Hing Wen, Elise Bryant
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My (very late) February wrap up!

Rating: ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️
Books read: 📖 📖 📖 📖 📖 📖

#ya #wrapup #readingwrapup #fantasy #romance

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January reading wrap up
The first 6 books of 2022! 🥳
8% of the way to my yearly reading goal!

Ratings: ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️
# of books: 📖 📖 📖 📖 📖 📖

#ya #readingwrapup #january #readinggoals #goals #2022 #fantasy #romance #fivestars

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Gilded | Marissa Meyer
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This book made my day! It‘s been too long since I read a Marissa Meyer book and this one did not disappoint. It was definitely darker than her previous books, but I enjoyed every page! I can‘t wait for the next one!

⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ 1/2

#ya #fantasy #favorite #marissameyer #romance

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My five star reads of 2021! 9 new favorite books!

My highlights of 2021 are:
Heartless by: Marissa Meyer
The House in the Cerulean Sea by: TJ Klune
The Anthropocene Reviewed by: John Green
Strange the Dreamer by: Laini Taylor

#fivestars #favoritebooks #ya #2021 #newyear #2022

Kenyazero A great New favorites selection! 6mo
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December reading wrap up and my very last reads of 2021! 🥳

Average rating: ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️.8
Books read: 📖 📖 📖 📖 📖 📖 📖 📖

#readingwrapup #wrapup #december #christmas #2021 #newyearseve #ya

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Every Day | David Levithan
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Happy Holidays! 🎄 🎁 ❄️

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wanderinglynn Congrats! 🎉👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 6mo
fredamans Congrats! 6mo
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Queen of Shadows | Sarah J. Maas
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The only word I can think of that fully describes this book is long. There were some really good parts, but they were so few and far between it was hard to enjoy.

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#ya #fantasy #romance #sarahjmaas #throneofglass

Uralkodo I completely agree with you! I‘m reading this book for at least 2-3 months now and while I enjoyed and finished the previous ones in a few days, I am really struggling with finishing this one. 😫 7mo
JillsBookshelf @Uralkodo I‘m glad I‘m not the only one! 7mo
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Queen of Shadows | Sarah J Maas
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“There was a thing waiting in the darkness,”

#firstlinefridays #ya #fantasy #romance

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Heir of Fire | Sarah J Maas
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Heir of Fire is my absolute favorite book in this series! There are so many new and amazing characters, and the old characters were explored in completely new ways. I was in love with Dorian‘s storyline. And the ending completely blew me away. The last line had me in literal tears!

⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ 1/2

#ya #fantasy #romance #throneofglass #sarahjmaas

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Woven in Moonlight | Isabel Ibaez
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I just realized I never reviewed this fantastic duololgy (it seems like it will be a trilogy but nothings been released yet). These books are so amazingly incredible and I would highly recommend them!

⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ 1/2

#ya #fantasy #romance #youngadult #fivestars

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Crown of Midnight | Sarah J. Maas
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Mehso-so

This book was a little bit disappointing. It was too long and winding, in my opinion, and the middle got pretty boring. But, the ending was so good. It blew my mind!

⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️

#ya #fantasy #romance #throneofglass #sjm #sarahjmaas

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The Assassin's Blade | Sarah J. Maas
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Starting my reading of the Throne of Glass series with two four star reviews! Throne of Glass was so much better after having read The Assassin‘s Blade.

⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️

#ya #fantasy #yafantasy #romance #sarahjmaas #throneofglass

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A Vow So Bold and Deadly | Brigid Kemmerer
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I recently finished this wonderful series and I couldn‘t be happier with it! The characters were stunning and the plot was so exciting. And despite how big they are, all three books make for very quick reads.

Trilogy rating: ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️

#ya #fantasy #romance #beautyandthebeast #acursesodarkandlonely #brigidkemmerer

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Once Upon A Broken Heart | Stephanie Garber
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October reading wrap up! It‘s been a busy month but hopefully I‘ll be able to put up some individual reviews for some of my favorite books of the month.

Books read: 📖 📖 📖 📖 📖
Ratings: ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️

#wrapup #readingwrapup #october #fantasy #mystery #ya #agathachristie

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Strange the Dreamer | Laini Taylor
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September reading wrap up! This was a month of highs and lows. I had a five star rating and a one star rating all in one month.

Books read: 📖 📖 📖 📖
Average rating: ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️.5

#wrapup #readingwrapup #september #ya #fantasy #romance #fivestars

Kenyazero Looks like a good month! Of these, I've only read Strange the Dreamer, but it was such a fun read that I feel justified in feeling like your other books were probably fun too ;) (other than the one star 😆) (edited) 9mo
JillsBookshelf @Kenyazero I‘m so glad you think so! I hope your reading month was just as good 😄 9mo
Kenyazero @JillsBookshelf Thanks! It wasn't Strange the Dreamer good, but I still had a good time. 9mo
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Strange the Dreamer | Laini Taylor
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I am speechless. This book was absolutely incredible from start to end. The characters were enticing, the plot was so unique, and the writing was absolutely gorgeous! ❤️

⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️

#fivestars #fantasy #romance #ya #yafantasy #strangethedreamer #lainitaylor

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I really enjoyed this book. It was told in a dual timeline and they eventually blended into each other which was pretty cool. I definitely enjoyed the past timeline more than I enjoyed the present one. Overall it was an interesting read, but I wasn‘t wowed.

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#ya #romance #yaromance #adamsilvera

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Eliza and Her Monsters | Francesca Zappia
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This book was really cute. I was a little worried it would have to much of the “I‘m not like other girls” trope, but after the first chapter that mostly recedes. I‘m willing to look past it though because the love interest, Wallace, was amazing and the whole fandom/webcomic aspect was really cool. And I loved that the book integrated art from the comic!

⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️

#ya #romance #yaromance #webcomic

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One of Us Is Lying | Karen M. Mcmanus
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This is one of the better mysteries I‘ve read! I loved that it was based off of the breakfast club and the characters were perfect. It was one of the few mysteries that actually got me worried that everything wouldn‘t work out.

⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️

#ya #mystery #oneofusislying #yamystery

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August reading wrap up! I started school this month so I didn‘t get as much reading or reviewing done as I had wanted to. I‘ve also decided to stop reading the Ember in the Ashes series. It was a big disappointment. 😢

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#wrapup #readingwrapup #august #backtoschool #fantasy #mystery #ya

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This was such a fun book to read. I loved the multiple perspectives and it left off at a really intriguing spot. I can‘t wait to find out what will happen!

⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️

#ya #fantasy #yafantasy #summer #summerread #anemberintheashes

melmes It was awhile back since I had read this but it was a pick for me, nevertheless. 1mo
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Woven in Moonlight | Isabel Ibaez
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July was my best reading month this year! I read a total of 11 books! I also read the graphic novel Snapdragon. I had a total of 3 five ⭐️ reviews!!!

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GondorGirl Which were your five star reads? 11mo
JillsBookshelf The anthropocene reviewed, woven in moonlight, dry 11mo
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The Song of Achilles | Madeline Miller
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I liked this book, just not as much as I thought I would. The beginning was great! The middle got a little slow. Nothing really happened for the first few years of the war. Then, when things picked up at the end, I started really disliking Achilles. Thus, the ending didn‘t pack very much punch.

Nevertheless, I did enjoy this book.

⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️

#historicalfiction #romance #retelling #summerread

GondorGirl While I did love this book I don't feel like it packed as much of a punch as Circe did. If you like her writing you might want to try that one. 11mo
JillsBookshelf @GondorGirl thanks for the recommendation! I‘ll definitely check it out 😁 11mo
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Again, but Better | Christine Riccio
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This was wasn‘t the best book I‘ve ever read, but it was entertaining. The romance was predictable but sweet and I really enjoyed the narration, especially in the second half. My main complaint is that all of the unnecessary clothing descriptions and pop culture referenced pulled me out of the story.

⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ 1/2

#ya #romance #yaromance #summer #summerread

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Counting Down with You | Tashie Bhuiyan
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It‘s been a minute since I‘ve had access to WiFi/cell service, so I‘m sorry this is so late. This is my very late and very small June reading wrap up. 🙂

# of books: 📖 📖 📖
Average rating: ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️

BookishMarginalia Welcome back! 12mo
JillsBookshelf @BookishMarginalia Thank you so much! ❤️ 12mo
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Cress = Cress | Marissa Meyer
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I‘ve been in a bit of a reading slump lately, so I‘ve turned to two of my favorite Marissa Meyer stories. If you haven‘t read the Renegades trilogy or the Lunar Chronicles yet, you need to stop what you are doing and read them now. 100 stars out of five.

#ya #lunarchronicles #renegades #fantasy #superhero #readingslump

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This book was so slow. It had a great concept, great characters, and a great climax. However, I was contemplating DNFing it for the first 250 pages. I probably won‘t read the sequel.

⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️

#ya #romance #fantasy #historicalfiction #recentread

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My (very) late May Wrapup. May was an amazing reading month for me. I loved almost all of these books. I hope to get updated reviews out soon!

# of books read: 📖 📖 📖 📖 📖 📖
Average rating: ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️

#wrapup #review #may #summer #ya

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I‘ve found a new favorite book! I finished it a few days ago and I‘ll still cry whenever I think about the absolute perfection that came in the form of this little book. Go read it now!!!!

❤️ ❤️ ❤️ ❤️ ❤️

#ya #romance #fantasy #queerromance #lgbtq #fivestar #favorite

Aims42 Ughhh, I am slooooooooowly moving up my library‘s wait list for this book 🐌 It sounds delightful, I can‘t wait to read it 🥰 13mo
JillsBookshelf @Aims42 I hope you get it soon, but I know how long those lines can be 😢. Im sure you‘ll love it! 13mo
peaknit This book brought me to unexpected tears several times, such a surprise! 13mo
JillsBookshelf @peaknit so many tears 😭🥲😭 13mo
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I just finished the first draft of my first novel! Now it‘s time to finally finish Save the Cat in an attempt to make the draft resemble a pile of trash slightly less.

If anyone out there has written a book or is in the stages of writing one, any advice would be greatly appreciated!

#amwriting #ya #writing #author

dylanisreading I love this book for writing advice. 13mo
JillsBookshelf @Bianca it‘s been great so far. Maybe when I finish I‘ll take another picture. There are already tons of sticky notes! 🤣🤣🤣 13mo
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Cemetery Boys | Aiden Thomas
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This book was so good! I LOVED Maritza. She‘s one of my new favorite characters. The romance was also absolutely adorable. I highly recommend this one. It‘s very unique.

⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️

#ya #lgbt #romance #recommend #fantasy

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I‘m still trying to let this book sink in. It was was a lot, but it was really good. I loved the premise, especially the whole “old gods” thing. And I really loved and related to Henry. The ending wasn‘t bad, I was just left a little bit disappointed. I don‘t know, it was just different than I thought it would be.

⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️

#fantasy #romance #addielarue #veschwab

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Loveboat, Taipei | Abigail Hing Wen
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This books was nothing spectacular, but I enjoyed it nonetheless. The romance kept me on my toes and I really enjoyed all of the different family dynamics. It‘s a really unique book.

⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️

#ya #romance #loveboattaipei

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Every Heart a Doorway | Seanan McGuire
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Mehso-so

I don‘t have much to say about this book other than it was fine. The concept was really cool, but the execution wasn‘t anything special.

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#ya #fantasy #yafantasy #seananmcguire #everyheartadoorway

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Blood & Honey | Shelby Mahurin
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This book was VERY long. The first hundred pages or so could have been completely cut and it wouldn‘t have changed the story whatsoever. That being said, the ending picked up steam again. I fell back in love with the characters and the pacing was much better. Warning: the end of this book shattered my heart into a million pieces.

⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️

#ya #fantasy

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Shadow and Bone | Leigh Bardugo
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I am absolutely speechless! It was such an amazing adaptation. It exceeded my expectations ❤️

#ya #shadowandbone #tv #adaptations #fivestars

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The Hunger Games: Volume 1 | Suzanne Collins
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So happy to finally have one of my favorite trilogies on my bookshelf! I have the feeling a reread of the Hunger Games is in my future 😂

#ya #reread #hungergames #thehungergames #suzannecollins #dystopian

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Throne of Glass | Sarah J Maas
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April has been my busiest reading month yet! Seven books! Am I the only one who thought this month was so incredibly long?

Books read: 📖 📖 📖 📖 📖 📖 📖
Average rating: ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️

#wrapup #readingwrapup #april #spring #ya

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Throne of Glass | Sarah J Maas
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This book is definitely worth the hype. I loved the characters and the overall concept! And, I don‘t usually love love triangles but this one seems like it will be very well executed. I can‘t wait to read the rest of this series! ❤️

⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️

#ya #fantasy #yafantsy #throneofglass #sarahjmass

The_Whimsical_Bookdragon I cannot wait to see what you think of the rest of the series, one of my personal favourites! 14mo
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Mehso-so

This might be one of the first magical realism book I‘ve ever read, and I wasn‘t a huge fan. I just felt like the parts where she was chasing down the bird really dragged out the plot. However, I loved the character development and the ending was so sweet.

⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️

#ya

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Untitled | Unknown
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I am looking for someone to beta read/edit two short stories that I am planning on submitting towards the end of this month. I know this is short notice, but if anyone is willing please comment an email address I can send them to. The edits can be anything from a few sentence to close line by line editing. I would be grateful for even the smallest effort. They are both about five pages long. Thank you so much!

#writing #editing #shortstories #ya

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Instant Karma | Marissa Meyer
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I‘ll be the first to admit the the beginning of this book was just average, especially for a Marissa Meyer book. However, the rest of this beautiful book could not have been any more perfect. The romance was swoon-worthy and the characters were adorable. I‘ve said it once and I‘ll say it again, Marissa Meyer is the queen of adorable romance! ❤️

⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ 1/2

#ya #romance #beach #newrelease #yaromance

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Their Fractured Light: A Starbound Novel | Amie Kaufman, Meagan Spooner
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This series went downhill fast. The characters seriously lacked depth and the plot felt as though it had no stakes. I didn‘t understand what was going on half the time and the other half of the time I didn‘t care.

Book 2: ⭐️ ⭐️ 1/2
Book 3: ⭐️ (DNF)
Overall: ⭐️ ⭐️ 1/2

#ya #scifi #sciencefiction #romance #dystopian #space

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Heartless | Marissa Meyer
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This is a little bit late, but here is my reading wrap up for March. I also read an arc of Cheer Up digitally.

Books read: 📖 📖 📖 📖 📖 📖
Average rating: ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️