I’ve never read Laura Jane Williams before, but the plot of this novella sounded pretty cute. I thought this could be a great first book to read by her, and I think it was.
The Wrong Suitcase follows Izzy, who wants to let her hair down and really enjoy her university friend’s wedding, and Sam, who was dumped the morning he was due to travel to the very same event. At the hotel, their luggage gets mixed up, and they spend the afternoon trying to hunt the other down.
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Like many people out there, I am a massive Disney fan. I adore many of the films with my entire being, and Mulan is one of them. The idea of this series is one that really appeals to me. Getting to see some of the Disney ‘princesses’ as Queens? Hell yeah! The first book – Rebel Rose – was a Beauty and the Beast sequel, and it just did not work for me. That did lead to me being a little concerned about how this book would read. Turns out I had no reason to be. I’d read Livia Blackburne before, so I knew this would at least be well-written, but it was perfect.
Set several years after the end of the first film, this book introduces us to a Mulan who has been training and leading a female militia in her home village. One day Shang stops by to ask her to come with him back to the Imperial City as the Emperor wishes to see her. As the series is the Queen’s Council, you can guess what the Emperor wishes from her and some of the struggles that are to come.
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As I’m sure you’ve seen on here, I’m lucky to be someone who does get granted review copies and sometimes even gets to be part of book tours. It’s something that is still so exciting. Yet as I try to organise myself, I realise that I still make mistakes. I’m pretty sure that these are mistakes that we all make sometimes, so I wanted to write out a post sharing those things we should be keeping in mind.
Whether your review copies come from NetGalley, authors or tour companies, these are things you should keep in mind no matter where you’re getting your books from.
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If you’ve spoken to me about romance or chick-lit before, you’ll know I adore Lindsey Kelk. She’s one of my favourite authors ever, and I devour every book she puts out. It’s been a while since I wrote a post focused on one author. So today, I’m going to tell you a little about her books, tell you why she’s an excellent example of chick-lit and ask you to all check her books out if you haven’t already.
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Diana Urban is an author that I’ve read and enjoyed before, so I knew I had to check this one out. Her last book contained some twists that I did not expect, and plot-wise this one really intrigued me. I was lucky to get an e-arc of this book last year, and with it finally being out in February, it was time for me to get to it.
This book follows Crystal, a gamer who has hopes of entering a tournament this weekend and winning the money that would help her family. But after dropping her sister off at school, she receives a message on a mysterious app telling her that they have her sister and if she doesn’t play their game, they’re going to kill her. When the kidnapper’s games turn out to be deadly for her friends, Crystal tries to beat them at their own game and track down who it is.
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My first post of the year is a little later than I’d have liked, but things have been pretty busy for me. Still, my stats have been going strong. A big thank you to everyone who has been visiting my blog recently and even within the last year. I wouldn’t still be here doing this without your support, so I truly appreciate you all.
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I can’t believe another year has passed. I’ve been watching videos where people look back over their resolutions for the year before, and I debated doing that. But eventually, I decided I’d rather focus on the new year instead. I did actually achieve a lot of my goals. I think the only ones I failed were to not buy too many books and to read more Star Wars books.
What I was particularly impressed by was how much I’ve grown. I might have forgotten that I had goals, but I still aced them, and that’s awesome. This year I’m going to try to keep them more in mind. And I hope for another successful year!
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I’ve done one of these posts this week for my anticipated fantasy books, now I want to talk about some of the contemporary and romance books that I’m excited about. There are more of them than I would have expected this time last year, so I’m very looking forward to widening my reading horizons even more next year.
There are five books on this list. Two of these books I’ve already preordered, one I have an ARC of, and the other two I’m waiting to come out. Most of these are adult books, but one YA contemporary has snuck on there, and it’s one that I think many of you will adore.
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We’re getting to the end of the year, and finally, I can start talking about the books I want to read next year. This post is a mix of books I have ARCs of and ones I’ve preordered. I’d usually prefer to focus on books that I haven’t yet ordered, but I’ve apparently gone on a bit of a requesting/preordering spree for the beginning of the year. Ooops? I will be doing a second anticipated releases post for contemporary and romance books, and a few of those I haven’t ordered yet. But for this post, at least, I can say for certain that I’ll own all these books before the end of May.
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Both Sophie Gonzales and Cale Dietrich are authors who each have a book that I adore and another that didn’t work for me. But this first project they’ve worked on together? I loved it! If you’re looking for a fun contemporary about two boyband members falling in love, then this will be the book for you.
Ruben and Zach are two members of the band Saturday. Ruben is gay but hasn’t been allowed to come out, and when things start to happen between him and Zach, it seems unlikely that things will change. As well as their blossoming romance, they have their bandmates to contend with, and the path to success has never been rougher. This was a super fun book but one that deals with darker elements. So if you’re looking for a new queer contemporary that you won’t be able to put down? This is the book for you.
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