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Waking Romeo | Kathryn Barker
Mehso-so

Rating⭐️⭐️⭐️5️⃣

I‘m honestly still developing my opinions on this book. I read an ARC from Goodreads. The character‘s were good, and they were why this wasn‘t a DNF. The plot was good, but confusing, and I kept spacing out while reading. The writing was good, and the style worked well for the story. I just wish I loved this book more than I did. I was excited to read it, but for me, it was a miss.

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I love this release so much!!! It‘s my brand of book because it had a lot of Broadway/ Theater elements.

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This was a quick book and overall a good story. I‘m saying four stars because the pace dragged at points. I would say this is between a pick and so so but I‘m going with pick.

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Giveaway or Bookish First Win! Also I‘m back. I missed talking about books here and seeing the photos. I can‘t wait to read this.

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Next Year in Havana | Chanel Cleeton
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Latest book haul!! Plans are: Next Year in Havana ( current read), When We Left Cuba, Anne of Green Gables, and finally The Downstairs Girl. I am loving the mix of Historical and Contemporary Fiction. I love Marisol and Elisa as characters already.

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Alex and Eliza: A Love Story | Melissa de la Cruz
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I really enjoyed this book as a whole. I'm doing a reread of the trilogy and this book was 5 stars.

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A Little Princess | Frances Hodgson Burnett
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I'm going to finish this book tomorrow. I've really loved it. I'm reading a lot right now, so some of the books won't show up in the currently reading. I somehow missed reading this as a kid. Also, I know I'm late but I'm going to try and get a few pages done for the #MarvellousMarchReadathon hosted by @Andrew65 .

tessavi Shiny! 10mo
Andrew65 Welcome anytime. 😊 10mo
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Tagged: The book I've finished so far this month. This was excellent. I loved it so much and I can't wait to talk about it. I've loved the musical for years, and I loved reading the source material. For those not aware: this book is bot fun. It has some fun elements, but the overall tone is serious and dark. TBR for the month also pictured.

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My current physical reads. I am loving this Historical Fiction. I didn't know much about the Spanish Civil War but I'm enjoying learning about it.

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In a Holidaze | Christina Lauren
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This was my first book I read by Christina Lauren. I thoroughly enjoyed this novel. It's definitely a top ten read of the year. I loved the main character's. The supporting cast just made this story even more fun.

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Barnes and Noble Book Haul books. I love Historical Fiction but don't read a ton of Adult books. I picked these two because I know I love the genre. Not pictured here are the books my mom got. The Book Haul tote is on the bottom. The third book is my planner. I love ot because it's set up like a Bullet Journal with weekly and monthly spreads.

Have you gone to the B&N Book Haul yet? If not are you planning to? What books did you get?

Ravenclawsbookshelf Tagged is the first book of the two I'll read once I finish a current read. 2y
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Carry On | Rainbow Rowell

Do you ever read a book and not enjoy it as much as you thought you would? Although when you reread the book you love it more than you did the first time? That is me with this book right now. I love it so much more now. Maybe it's that I know we have a new story coming out next month?

Liatrek I‘m still riding a high from reading this one earlier this month. I haven‘t put it back on the shelf because I keep wanting to read parts again. I can‘t wait for the next one ❤️ 2y
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Wall of Nova | Corinn a Hester
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Full review will be on my blog soon.

Overall 5 stars

A sweet LGBTQ+ story about love and acceptance. I really enjoyed the characters and the plot. This book has not one, but two LGBTQ+ relationships. One is Lesbians and the other is a character who uses they/them pronouns. I enjoyed the diversity of the characters.

Warning
This has themes of Homophobia. It is done well but I feel a reader should know going on.

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Daisy Jones & The Six | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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Overall 5*

Plot 5* the story was good and was one of the things that kept me reading.

Characters 5* the characters were another reason I kept reading. Sure, they were flawed but they embraced their flaws.

Writing 5* Taylor Jenkins Reid is one of the best in the business in my opinion.

Format 4.8/5
Around the middle of the book the format started to bother me. I don't know of other was a rough section or what. It didn't take the pleasure.

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Hello Girls | Brittany Cavallaro

It has been a while but I want to be more active here. Tagged is the latest Ebook I just got today. I found out about it from Epuc Reads First Five.

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@DebbieGrillo @MinDea #HumpDayPost

1- Lily's
2- The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo. I am reading the Ebook and I love it so much.
3- The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. I watched this earlier in the year and it is so addicting. It is so funny and I can't wait for season 3.
4- Poe or Emily Dickinson

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Overall 5/5 this was such a sweet story from start to finish. I enjoyed Geekerella and this was just a little better because of one of the main characters.

Plot 5/5

The plot of this was fantastic. I loved this retelling and the modern take on The Prince and the Pauper.

Characters 5/5

I loved the character of Imogen. I enjoyed Jessica and finding out more about her choices.

Writing 5/5
I loved the writing and Ashley Poston is fantastic

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Sky Without Stars | Jessica Brody, Joanne Rendell
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This Les Miserables retelling was a must read for me.
Overall 4.5 Stars based on the half star system.

Plot 4.5/5 yes I know what I said above but I didn't love the plot. Some of the plot was confusing to me. Perhaps because I missed something but I will continue the series. I enjoyed the plot mostly.
Characters 5/5 these characters were one if the saving graces of this novel for me.
Writing 5/5
The writing was not a let down for me.

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Oh wow it's been a few months.

Overall 4.8/5

Plot 4.8/5 I wanted more drama there was only two real big dramatic events and I wanted more.
Characters 5/5 these characters will never get old and I loved them.
Writing 5/5
The writing was fantastic as always.
Pace 5/5
The pace was great for me.

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Romanov | Nadine Brandes
Pickpick

Read from 5/7-5/26

Characters- 5 stars

Everyone from the Romanov family you know to Zash, the Bolshevik who was their guard was a delight.

Plot 5 stars

So the plot of this book takes a new direction about halfway thorough the book, and this is great because otherwise it would be like a rehash of what you already know, and would have no original story paired with it.

Pace 5 stars

The was of this book was excellent.

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Romanov | Nadine Brandes
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I am no traitor. These prisoners are no danger to our country.

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Hotel Dare | Terry Blas
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This was such a fun Middle Grade novel. I had a few issues with it but those didn't take away from my enjoyment.
Overall 4.5 stars
Characters 5 stars the characters were so much fun and I loved reading about their journey.
Plot 4 .5 stars
The plot was were this book lost me in some places. I could not see how it got form point a to point b.

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The second one was better than the first in my opinion.

Characters 5/5 both the new and the old characters were delightful.

Plot 5/5 this plot was so dramatic at the end of the story I was screaming.

Pace 5/5 this steady pace works so well for this series.

Writing 5/5 I love the writing it is one of the things that keeps me reading this Trilogy.

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Read from 4/ 12 - 5/6

This was the final and in my opinion the best book in this Trilogy.

Overall 5/5

Characters 5/5 they might be flawed but they're written well.

Plot 5/5 not as action packed as I might have liked but I did love the story being told.

Pace 5/5 if I remember correctly the other two had some pacing issues. This one was a steady pace from start to finish.

Writing 5/5 not the best but it works for a wide audience.

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Daisy Jones and The Six | Taylor Jenkins Reid

It has been weeks but I want be more active here. I started this almost immediately after buying it at Target tonight. I love the story so far. Daisy is an icon and I love her already.

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Sky Without Stars | Jessica Brody, Joanne Rendell

I have been branching out my usual genres this year. This is a fantastic Scifi story. I am only 17% done but wow do I love it. It is loosely inspired by Les Miserables. If you have ever read or seen Les Miserables, you will notice them. I don't want to spoil this book, but it is a delight.

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I started the final book in this Trilogy this afternoon. I find the final books in series tend to be my favorite. After two chapters, I believe I can say the same for this.

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Happy book release day to this novel! I am 5% done. I read the first two chapters, but I have the Ebook, so it is easier to measure percentages, as opposed to pages. I love our main character Imogen. I was not a huge fan of Jess in Geekerella. However, I read a review that says she gets redeemed in this book.

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Geekerella | Ashley Poston
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Read from March 1st to March 31st 2019

Is this book for everyone? Maybe not! Is this book for anyone who loves Fandom? Absolutely! I loved this retelling of Cinderella.

Overall 5*
Plot 5*
Characters 5*
Pace 5*
Writing 5*

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Last of Her Name | Jessica Khoury
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Overall, this book is a fun space romp loosely inspired by Anastasia Romanov. The novel is fun because you get a new story featuring a character who is like Anastasia Romanov.

Overall 5*
Plot 5*
Characters 5*
Pace 4.8* it's slow at points but push through.
Writing 5*
Read From February 26th to March 31st 2019.

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Crazy Rich Asians | Kevin Kwan
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Overall 5* this was such a fun adult read!

Plot 5* I loved the story line, it was simple and yet complex in many ways.

Characters 5* all the characters were so much fun!

Writing 5* Kevin Kwan knows who to write a great story.

Pace 5* the pacing was so consistent throughout.

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Afternoon reading session!

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All That She Can See | Carrie Hope Fletcher
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Barnes and Nobel coupon haul.

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Foolish Hearts | Emma Mills

I ordered the tagged book from Barnes and Nobel. I love Shakespeare and it looks great.

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Last of Her Name | Jessica Khoury
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#friyayintro tagged is a book I am enjoying. Here's me at Anastasia back in September 2018. @howjessreads . Feel better soon!

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Crazy Rich Asians | Kevin Kwan

I am 36% done this book. I love it and I can't wait to see where it's going.

March TBR

Crazy Rich Asians ( finish)

Last of Her Name ( 7% done. Plan to finish this as well)

Geekerella- start and finish

Too Much is Not Enough- this autobiography comes out this month. I enjoy learning about Broadway Actors, so this was an auto buy.

A Sky Without Stars- this book comes out the 26th. A Les Miserables retelling?! Yes please I'm so ready

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Dates read- 2/12-2/28

Overall rating 5*

Plot 5*- Geeky star crossed lovers?! Yes please!

Characters 5* - the two main characters were a delight

Writing 5*- it might not be the most beautiful writing but it gets the point across.

Pace 5* - this had a steady pace throughout and I loved it.

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Crazy Rich Asians | Kevin Kwan
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Books one and three are from Target. Book 2 ( China Rich Girlfriend) my mother had and gave me. I'm excited to dive into this Trilogy. I don't read a ton of Adult books, but I loved the movie to the first book so I want to read these.

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As a fan of Little Women this was a solid retelling. There were some things here and there that I wasn't fond of. This was still a 5 star read for me.

Overall 5*
Plot 5*
Art 5*
Writing 5*
Pace 5*

Not to spoil the book but this book is incredibly diverse and has LGBTQ+ rep.

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This was such a cute story. I am not a big sports person, but the characters were hilarious and compelling. I love Bitty and Jack and I need volume 2 immediately.

Overall 5*

Plot 5*
Characters 5*
Writing 5*
Art 5*

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Wow wow wow this book. I loved exploring more of the Undersea in this book. What I am not a fan of is what Carden did to Jude.

Overall 5*
Plot 5*
Pace 5*
Characters 5*
World Building 5*
Writing 5*

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I started the tagged book today. It is a fairly quick read, but being a fan of Little Women I knew I wanted to read the story. I have found some things in the first 25% that bother me, and maybe I'll post about them in the review. I would say this is at least a four star read so far.

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The Wicked King | Holly Black
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First reading session of February.

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1: I don't particularly enjoy murder mystery novels
2: for snacks? Salty usually
3: Dads side: Edward and Dolores. Moms side: Sylvia and I'm not sure what her father's name was.
4: Mary Poppins
5: Paris I've never been there.
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Jee_HookedOnBookz Paris is beautiful and dreamy! ❤️Hope you'll get to visit there one day! Wish I could visit there again... 3y
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The Red Tent | Anita Diamant
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Day 30! I love The Band's Visit and find it incredibly underrated. The music is beautiful and Omar Sharif is my favorite song. I read the tagged book when I was an English major. I believe it was for Women in Literature. I loved it and my mind went right to this book at the prompt. #MusicalNewYear @Cinfhen @vivastory

TrishB A great book 👍🏻 3y
Cinfhen Loved this book too!!!!! But the miniseries was crap 💩 3y
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The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society | Annie Barrows, Mary Ann Shaffer
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I don't read many war historical fiction but this one was great. #MusicalNewYear

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Tagged: the book I am going to start tomorrow or this weekend. I did a read a thon in January and I won these bookmarks. There are music notes on the back because I also adore music. I updated reading list early, but two books don't come out till Monday.

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What If It's Us | Becky Albertalli, Adam Silvera
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This book was so cute. It was my first novel by Adam Silvera. If you're looking for a cute YA book for Valentine's day I recommend trying this one.
Each author writes a chapter from that characters POV.

Plot 5/5
Characters 5/5
Pace 5/5
Writing 5/5

CoffeeNBooks I love Adam Silvera! They Both Die at the End is really good! 3y
Ravenclawsbookshelf @CoffeeNBooks I think I have that from when the ebook was on sale. It is on my tbr. 3y
peachyandrew OMG! I an reading the book right now and I‘m in love with the characters and the way Adam and Becky wrote the chapters. Hands down, Adam Silvera and Becky Albertalli, the BEST collab 3y
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This book was tough to start. I love the world so I kept reading but oof. This is the first book in a new setting, and I think it suffered from First book syndrome in places.

Overall 4.5/5

Pace 4.8/5

Plot 4.8/5

World building 5/5

Characters 5/5

Writing 5/5

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The Wicked King | Holly Black
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Day 29: I am currently loving The Wicked King so much. So I'm here for The Wicked King.