BLOG TOUR: IT HAD TO BE YOU

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Today I am a host for the Blog Tour of It Had To Be You by Lizzy Charles. This Blog Tour is being coordinated by Chapter by Chapter Blog Tours & Promotions.

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IT HAD TO BE YOU

PUBLISHER: Entangled: Crush

DATE PUBLISHED: 15th May 2017

PAGES: 184

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James Parson has a problem. His military dad is going to yank him out of his expensive boarding school if James doesn’t prove he’s no longer hooking up, pulling pranks, and charming his way out of consequences. What better way to show he’s now responsible than becoming the committed boyfriend of a U.S. diplomat’s daughter?

Level-headed, book-smart Edelweiss may have traveled the world thanks to her dad’s job, but when it comes to friends and boys, she knows exactly nothing. Newly enrolled in boarding school, Edel is now on a mission to learn it all. James says he’ll help her experience the ultimate high school life—if she’ll be his fake girlfriend. And fake is perfect, because he’s exactly the kind of player she’d never date.

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REVIEW: 

A high school drama in the style of Mean Girls utilising the fake dating trope. Told in alternating first person perspective of Edel and James this is a funny and cute contemporary novel based at a Boarding School.

Edel is the new student at a Boarding school after spending her entire life homeschooled. She is straight shooting and kind and is trying to get her bearing in a new place. Facing exams, a cute boy and a mean girl, what is she to do?

James has always been the class clown and he is inches away from his father pulling him out of school He is fun and lighthearted with depth. Through his fake relationship with Edel he really grows and finds meaning in caring for someone else.

With a combination of charm, romance and humour this book is a quick and loveable read. I really enjoyed the fake dating trope and how it played out in this novel. If you enjoy cute contemporary stories, meet-cute situations, sweet romance and the fake dating trope this book is definitely one for you.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

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Lizzy Charles writes young adult contemporary romance. She’s a tea fanatic, guacamole expert, and sushi lover. When she’s fixing lunches, dressing kids, or wiping pizza sauce off sticky hands, she escapes to La La Land and imagines all sorts of little love stories. Lizzy loves her daily dose of fitness and is also a RN so she can triage any symptom you send her way. Her best friend from high school is also her husband. Oh and she has a little pup named Professor Lupin who is pretty much the glue to the whole writing operation.

Website | Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads

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LINKS:

Link to Goodreads:

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/34530550-it-had-to-be-you

 

Purchase Links:

Google Play | BAM | Chapters | Amazon | B&N | Kobo | iBooks

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Keep Calm and Read On,

Kati

FIRST LINES FRIDAYS

 

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First Lines Fridays is a weekly feature for book lovers hosted by Wandering Words. What if instead of judging a book by its cover, its author or its prestige, we judged it by its opening lines? If you want to make your own post, feel free to use or edit the banner above, and follow the rules below:

Pick a book off your shelf (it could be your current read or on your TBR) and open to the first page
Copy the first few lines, but don’t give anything else about the book away just yet – you need to hook the reader first
Finally… reveal the book!

 

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I was raised to marry a monster.

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The book this first line is from is:

CRUEL BEAUTY BY ROSAMUND HODGE

 

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Since birth, Nyx has been betrothed to the evil ruler of her kingdom-all because of a foolish bargain struck by her father. And since birth, she has been in training to kill him.

With no choice but to fulfill her duty, Nyx resents her family for never trying to save her and hates herself for wanting to escape her fate. Still, on her seventeenth birthday, Nyx abandons everything she’s ever known to marry the all-powerful, immortal Ignifex. Her plan? Seduce him, destroy his enchanted castle, and break the nine-hundred-year-old curse he put on her people.

But Ignifex is not at all what Nyx expected. The strangely charming lord beguiles her, and his castle—a shifting maze of magical rooms—enthralls her.

As Nyx searches for a way to free her homeland by uncovering Ignifex’s secrets, she finds herself unwillingly drawn to him. Even if she could bring herself to love her sworn enemy, how can she refuse her duty to kill him? With time running out, Nyx must decide what is more important: the future of her kingdom, or the man she was never supposed to love.

 

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A dark and mythical tale, from the first line you can tell this is going to be a dark story.

Keep Calm and Read On,

Kati

REVIEW: SINS OF THE NIGHT

SINS OF THE NIGHT

PUBLISHER: Piatkus Books

DATE PUBLISHED: 28th June 2005

PAGES: 331

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In the realm of the Dark-Hunters there is a code of honor that even immortal bad boys must follow:

Harm no human. Drink no blood. Never fall in love.

But every now and again a Dark-Hunter thinks himself above the Code. That’s when I’m summoned. Who am I? I’m the one thing the fearless fear. Step over the line and it’s my wrath you will face. Nothing can touch me. Nothing can sway me. I am relentless and unfeeling.

Or so I thought until I met a female Dark-Hunter who goes by the name of Danger-it’s not just her name, it’s how she lives her life. She doesn’t trust me at all. And who could blame her? She alone knows that I’m here to be judge, jury and most likely executioner of her friends. Yet she is my key to saving some of them. Without her, they all will die.

Dangereuse St. Richard is a deadly distraction. Something about her is reawakening a heart I thought was long dead. But in a race against evil, the only hope mankind has is that I do my duty. And how can I do my duty when it means that I will have to sacrifice the only woman I’ve ever loved?

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REVIEW: 

The Dark Hunter world is an entrancing mix of Greek Mythology, romance, and action. This is a series I love and even at book seven I am entranced and will follow this series to the end. This book is probably a little less intriguing to me than the previous books but I still enjoyed the experience.

Danger and Alexion are not my favourite couple from the series, I enjoyed the banter, but the romance between the two was lacking. I was more intrigued by the overall world than the couple that was the focus of the book.

There is more expansion of the Dark Hunter world and the mythology behind this amazing race of people. Acheron is by far my favourite character so far in this series with his little demon Simi I love those two.

Overall, this is still a fabulous series and the universe is one I am star-struck with. I was less enamoured with the couple in this book, but the world building and mythology was just as amazing as ever.

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Keep Calm and Read On,

Kati

COVER LUST FRIDAY

 

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Cover Lust Friday is a meme I have recently come across and it looked really fun. Cover Lust Friday is a weekly meme that’s all about covers. Alice from Alice Reeds is the host of this meme.

Pick a cover that stands out to you , add your reason why you’ve chosen that particular one or what you like about it. Let’s have fun and share some gorgeous covers.

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THE COVER: 

 

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THE REASON: 

 

At first glance this is a rather simple cover with a simplistic colour scheme. Look deeper though and you can see further images and meaning behind these images. It is truly a stunning cover to look at and I could send ages looking at this cover.

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Keep Calm and Read On,

Kati

BOOK TRAVELING THURSDAYS

 

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The concept of this is that every Thursday there is a theme and the bloggers who participate in this group take that theme and pick a book that they associate with the theme. From this the bloggers find and post different covers of the book they have chosen.

If you wish to know more or join in please feel free to have a look at their Goodreads Page.

The theme for this week is:

 

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FREEBIE WEEK

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Seeing as I am in the middle of the Royalty Readathon I am going to pick a book featuring Royals.

THE PRINCESS DIARIES BY MEG CABOT

 

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ORIGINAL COVER: 

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This is the original cover that I found.

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COVER FROM MY COUNTRY (AUSTRALIA): 

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This is the edition of the book that I have.

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FAVOURITE COVERS:

 

These are all English editions of the book. They are variations on the diary and tiara theme. They are simple in design.

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LEAST FAVOURITE COVERS: 

 

*The first cover is the Croation edition. The black aesthetic of the book takes away from the fun aesthetic of the writing inside.

*The second cover is the German edition. I have no idea what the girl is meant to be wearing on this cover, but its not for me.

*The third cover is the Czech edition. This one was close. The combat boots and tiara might have worked for me, if the typography and the background colour was different.

 

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As always, I am happy to talk to anyone about this weeks theme and the chosen covers. I will be back next Thursday for another Book Travelling Thursdays Post.

Keep Calm and Read On,

Kati

REVIEW: CRUEL BEAUTY

 

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PUBLISHER: Balzer + Bray

 

DATE PUBLISHED: 28th February 2014

 

PAGES: 352

 

 

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Since birth, Nyx has been betrothed to the evil ruler of her kingdom-all because of a foolish bargain struck by her father. And since birth, she has been in training to kill him.

With no choice but to fulfill her duty, Nyx resents her family for never trying to save her and hates herself for wanting to escape her fate. Still, on her seventeenth birthday, Nyx abandons everything she’s ever known to marry the all-powerful, immortal Ignifex. Her plan? Seduce him, destroy his enchanted castle, and break the nine-hundred-year-old curse he put on her people.

But Ignifex is not at all what Nyx expected. The strangely charming lord beguiles her, and his castle—a shifting maze of magical rooms—enthralls her.

As Nyx searches for a way to free her homeland by uncovering Ignifex’s secrets, she finds herself unwillingly drawn to him. Even if she could bring herself to love her sworn enemy, how can she refuse her duty to kill him? With time running out, Nyx must decide what is more important: the future of her kingdom, or the man she was never supposed to love.

 

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REVIEW: 

 

A stunning Beauty and the Beast retelling, mixing in Greek Mythology and magic. This is a recipe for a fantastic read. It is dark and mythical, exploring the darker side of humans. The Pandora story features prominently in the novel with reference to Nyx.

Nyx is the main protagonist who has been bargained away prior to birth to marry the beast of a man called The Gentle Lord. She is flawed and cruel at times and has been brought up in order to kill The Gentle Lord. Fights her inner self as she slowly begins to fall for the Lord.

The Gentle Lord is a complex character who commences the book being portrayed as a dark and cruel demon character who makes bargains with humans only to have them backfire on the human, reminding me of Rumplestiltskin. As the book progresses his own curse unravels to the reader and begins to make the reader question how evil he really is.

This is a darkly fantastical book, that entrances the reader with its magical and fairytale-esque elements. This dark tale winds you in its clutches and unravels a story of intrigue and passion… a intriguing twist on the tale as old as time.

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Keep Calm and Read On,

Kati

UNBOXING: MARCH 2017 FAIRYLOOT BOX

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My March 2017 Fairyloot box was late this time but it has finally arrived! Whoop! Now, this is the one year anniversary box and therefore we have this gorgeous purple box instead of the normal black box. Fairyloot is a monthly bookish subscription box that focuses on Fantasy books. This box is based out of the U.K. and has a theme each month. The theme for March was:

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MYTHS AND MONSTERS

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When the box is first opened this is what you see…

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Let’s just take a moment to appreciate the quote on the side of the box.

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The first item is a stunning dragon scale scarf made by Givart.

imageThe second item are these unicorn & rainbow fairy lights. I love fairy lights and will use these in the future. These fairy lights were made by Mustard.

The third item is this mermaid pocket mirror. The design is gorgeous and was drawn by Book Otter.

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The fourth item is a Nephilim candle that I could smell when I first opened the box. This candle smells amazing. It was created by Geeky Clean.

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The fifth item in the box are these absolutely adorable magnetic bookmarks from Bonitismo. Look at the cute Dragon and Phoenix!

There is a promotional card for Fallen by Laren Kate.

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As this is the One Year Anniversary Box Fairyloot has included a special newsletter…

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It talks about the creators of Fairyloot…

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How Fairyloot got started…

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The progress they have made…

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And the boxes they have released.

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Now it’s time for the book. As always, the book comes in a special Fairyloot book bag. This is a brilliant feature of this box that I particularly love.

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The book this month was:

Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor

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This is an absolutely stunning book.

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It is even signed by the author.

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And has blue page edges.

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There is a letter from Laini Taylor about the book.

There is also merchandise to go with the book.

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FairyScoop is a newsletter feature that Fairyloot has been including in their boxes for about the last 6 months.

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It has an interview from the author, a what to read next section…

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And a sneak peek at the theme for next month. The April theme was:

DREAMS & WISHES

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I love receiving Fairyloot boxes, they are always so magical and this one especially so. I love everything in this box and am very excited to get to the book. What was your favourite item from the box?

Keep Calm and Read On,

Kati

WAITING ON WEDNESDAY

 

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Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event that is hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine, which spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

SPOTLIGHT THIS WEEK:

 

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WONDER WOMAN: WARBRINGER BY LEIGH BARDUGO

 

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PUBLISHER: Random House

 

DATE PUBLISHED: 29th August 2017

 

PAGES: 368 

 

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She will become one of the world’s greatest heroes: WONDER WOMAN. But first she is Diana, Princess of the Amazons. And her fight is just beginning. . . .

Diana longs to prove herself to her legendary warrior sisters. But when the opportunity finally comes, she throws away her chance at glory and breaks Amazon law—risking exile—to save a mere mortal. Even worse, Alia Keralis is no ordinary girl and with this single brave act, Diana may have doomed the world.

Alia just wanted to escape her overprotective brother with a semester at sea. She doesn’t know she is being hunted. When a bomb detonates aboard her ship, Alia is rescued by a mysterious girl of extraordinary strength and forced to confront a horrible truth: Alia is a Warbringer—a direct descendant of the infamous Helen of Troy, fated to bring about an age of bloodshed and misery.

Together, Diana and Alia will face an army of enemies—mortal and divine—determined to either destroy or possess the Warbringer. If they have any hope of saving both their worlds, they will have to stand side by side against the tide of war.

 

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I am really excited for this. Not only because it is a superhero book, but because the Wonder Woman movie is coming out later this year.

Keep Calm and Read On,

Kati

REVIEW: PRINCESSES DON’T GET FAT

 

PRINCESSES DONT GWT FAT

 

PUBLISHER: Smashwords

 

DATE PUBLISHED: 24th August 2013

 

PAGES: 136

 

 

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A fairy tale romance with a plus-sized heroine and plenty of dessert.

Princess Valeria of Amaranta is fat, but she doesn’t care. All she wants to do is to eat and lead an idle life. When it becomes apparent she cannot get a husband, her mother decides to send her to the Royal Riviera Academy of Fighting Arts. For a chubby princess who has never picked up a sword, life at the Academy is torture. Worst of all, the food is terrible.

Valeria decides to improve Rivieran cuisine by sneaking into the palace kitchens and offering her expertise, never expecting the crown prince would take interest in her kitchen excursions. As they spend more time together, the princess must decide whether she should become thin or stay in the kitchens with her beloved desserts and remain fat.

 

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REVIEW: 

 

A cute short fairytale style story with a plus-sized heroine. It was great to read a fairytale style story where the protagonist is plus-sized. Size was major factor of the book and a lot of character made many comments on the importance of being a thin princess. To the point where men competed to lose her hand in marriage. I was beginning to feel this was going to be a negative plus-sized story.

When Valeria is sent off to a boarding school in order to lose weight there is a silver lining. She is accepting of herself and her love of baking. She states that she is happy with herself and will not deny herself food for a husband.

Other feminine stereotypes are challenged within this novel. The damsel in distress stereotype is thrown out the window as Princesses are allowed to go on their own quests, save themselves and don’t have to marry if they don’t want to. There is some romance in the book but this does not overwhelm the underlying storyline.

A fun fairytale novel with a headstrong princess with a love of pastries. She is happy being herself and displays a strong message of self-acceptance and independence. The romance did not overwhelm the story and was a nice subtle undertone.

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Keep Calm and Read On,

Kati

READING CHALLENGES UPDATE – APRIL 2017

 

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Time for my fourth update for my progress on the multiple reading challenges I am undertaking in 2017.

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NETFLIX AND BOOKS CHALLENGE:

 

In April I read one book that has been made into a TV Show and watched the first season of it on Netflix.

 

Outlander by Diana Gabaldon

 

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PAGES READ CHALLENGE:

 

This is all about keeping track of my Page Count for the year. My goal is to read 60, 000 pages this year. In the month of April I read 17, 386 pages.

 

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RETELLINGS READING CHALLENGE:

 

I love a good retelling so this challenge shouldn’t be a worry for me. My aim is to read 12+ retellings in 2017, that is one a month at least. In the month of April read 7 retellings:

 

The Wish Granter by C.J. Redwine

Don’t Kiss the Messenger by Katie Ray

Cinder by Marissa Meyer

Ensnared by Rita Stradling

Ash by Malinda Lo

The Fairy Godmother by Mercedes Lackey

Everneath by Brodi Ashton

 

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DEBUT AUTHOR CHALLENGE:

 

The aim of this challenge is pretty self explanatory, it is to read debut books in 2017 and find some amazing new voices. In April I read 4 debut novels:

 

Daughter of the Pirate King by Tricia Levenseller

Fragile Chaos by Amber R. Duell

Meg & Linus by Hanna Nowinski

You’re Welcome, Universe by Whitney Gardner

 

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COLOR CODED READING CHALLENGE:

 

There are nine prompts in this challenge all focused on the colour of the cover of a book. I decided to focus on one a month. In April I focused on:

 

A book with “Yellow” or any shade of yellow

 

The book that met this prompt was:

 

The Wish Granter by C.J. Redwine

 

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POPSUGAR CHALLENGE:

 

There are 52 prompts in this challenge and I am aiming to complete at least four of them a month and work my way through.

 

A book with Multiple Authors – Gemina by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

A book by or about a person who has a disability – Push Girl by Chelsie Hill & Jessica Love

A book with a title that’s a characters name – Cinder by Marissa Meyer

A book with a month or a day of the week in the title – Until November by Aurora Rose Reynolds

A book thats more than 800 pages – Outlander by Diana Gabaldon

 

I have now completed 19 out of the 52 challenges for this challenge.

 

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DIVERSITY BINGO:

 

This is a 36 square bingo sheet with each square representing a challenge to encourage people to read diversely. In April I completed 4 of the challenges

 

Main Character in a wheelchair – Push Girl by Chelsie Hill & Jessica Love

D/deaf / Hard of Hearing Main Character – You’re Welcome Universe by Whitney Gardner 

Own Voices Latinx M/C – Labyrinth Lost by Zoraida Cordova

Retelling with M/C belonging to LGBTQIA+ – Ash by Malinda Lo

 

I have now completed 12 out of the 36 squares

 

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CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE READING CHALLENGE:

 

I read 15 Contemporary Romances in April 2017:

 

Deep by Kylie Scott, Dangerous Rock by Crystal Kaswell,The Goal by Elle Kennedy, Confess by Colleen Hoover, Don’t Kiss the Messenger by Katie Ray, Until November by Aurora Rose Reynolds, Undeclared by Jen Frederick, The Slope Rules by Melanie Hooyenga, Other Breakable Things by Kelley York & Rowan Altwood, Meg & Linus by Hanna Nowinski, Love Me Never by Sara Wolf, Ninja Girl by Cookie O’Gorman, The Makeup Test by Vanessa M. Knight, No Love Allowed by Kate Evangelista, & Bridget Jones’s Diaries by Helen Fielding

 

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AROUND THE YEAR IN 52 BOOKS:

 

I completed 4 out of the 52 challenges in April:

 

A book based on a myth – Everneath by Brodi Ashton

A book written by at least two authors – Gemina by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff

A book with a long title (5+ words) – Daughter of the Pirate King by Tricia Levenseller

A time travel novel – Outlander by Diana Gabaldon

 

This means I have completed 21 out of the 52 challenges so far.

 

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#ROCKMYTBR:

 

My aim for this challenge is to read at least one book from my TBR each month. For the book to count it must have been purchased before 2017. In April I read 17 books for #RockmyTBR.

 

Deep by Kylie Scott, Kiss of the Night by Sherrilyn Kenyon, Confess by Colleen Hoover, Switched by Amanda Hocking, Gemina by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff, Outlander by Diana Gabaldon, Divine by Mistake by P.C. Cast, Night Play by Sherrilyn Kenyon, A Quick Bite by Lynsey Sands, A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness, One Bite With A Stranger by Christine Warren, Cinder by Marissa Meyer, The Selection by Kiera Cass, Labyrinth Lost by Zoraida Cordova, A Shade of Vampire by Bella Forrest, Bridget Jones’s Diary by Helen Fielding, & Everneath by Brodi Ashton.

 

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FLIGHTS OF FANTASY READING CHALLENGE:

 

I have completed my reading goal for this challenge. In April I read 21 Fantasy books:

 

The Wish Granter by C.J. Redwine, Kiss of the Night by Sherrilyn Kenyon, Switched by Amanda Hocking, The Invasion of the Tearling by Erika Johansen, Daughter of the Pirate King by Tricia Levenseller, Outlander by Diana Gabaldon, Divine by Mistake by P.C. Cast, Night Play by Sherrilyn Kenyon, A Quick Bite by Lynsey Sands, A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness, One Bite With a Stranger by Christine Warren, Fragile Chaos by Amber R. Duell, Carry On by Rainbow Rowell, Cinder by Marissa Meyer, Ensnared by Rita Stradling, The Dragon’s Price by Bethany Wiggins, Ash by Melinda Lo, Labyrinth Lost by Zoraida Cordova, A Shade of Vampire by Bella Forrest, The Fairy Godmother by Mercedes Lackey, Everneath by Brodi Ashton, & Long May She Reign by Rhiannon Thomas

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AUDIOBOOK CHALLENGE:

 

I finished 04 audiobooks in April:

 

Switched by Amanda Hocking

The Invasion of the Tearling by Erika Johansen

Cinder by Marissa Meyer

The Fairy Godmother by Mercedes Lackey 

 

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NETGALLEY & EDELWEISS CHALLENGE:

 

I read 6 e-galleys in April:

 

Other Breakable Things by Kelley York & Rowan Altwood, Ensnared by Rita Stradling, Mer by Joelle Sellner, Don’t Kiss the Messenger by Katie Ray, Duels & Deception by Cindy Anstey, & Meg & Linus by Hanna Nowinski

 

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CREATURE FEATURE:

 

This is a personal challenge of mine for 2017. Each month I have allocated a creature and I must read at least one book featuring that creature. In April the creature was – Mermaid.

The book that met this challenge was:

Mer by Joelle Sellner

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NEW ADULT READING CHALLENGE:

 

I am aiming to read at least 36 books in 2017. In April I read 6 New Adult books:

 

Deep by Kylie Scott, The Goal by Elle Kennedy, Confess by Colleen Hoover, Until November by Aurora Rose Reynolds, Undeclared by Jen Frederick, & The Makeup Test by Vanessa M. Knight.

 

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AUSSIE AUTHOR READING CHALLENGE:

 

In April I read 01 book Aussie Authors.

 

Gemina by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

 

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BOOK TO MOVIE CHALLENGE:

 

In April I read 2 book that is becoming a movie:

Outlander by Diana Gabaldon

Bridget Jones’s Diaries by Helen Fielding 

 

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DYSTOPIA READING CHALLENGE:

 

I read one book to meet this challenge in April:

 

The Selection by Kiera Cass

 

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E-BOOK READING CHALLENGE:

 

I read 27 e-books in April:

 

Dangerous Rock by Crystal Kaswell, The Goal by Elle Kennedy, Duels & Deception by Cindy Anstey, Don’t Kiss the Messenger by Katie Ray, Unitl November by Aurora Rose Reynolds, Undeclared by Jen Frederick, Push Girl by Chelsie Hill & Jessica Love, The Slope Rules by Melanie Hooyenga, Divine by Mistake by P.C. Cast, Other Breakable Things by Kelley York & Rowan Altwood, A Quick Bite by Lynsay Sands, One Bite With A Stranger by Christine Warren, Fragile Chaos by Amber R. Duell, Meg & Linus by Hanna Nowinski, Ensnared by Rita Stradling, The Dragon’s Price by Bethany Wiggins, Love Me Never by Sara Wolf, You’re Welcome, Universe by Whitney Gardner, Elsewhere by Gabrielle Zevin, Ash by Malinda Lo, Ninja Girl by Cookie O’Gorman, The Makeup Test by Vanessa M. Knight, Labyrinth Lost by Zoraida Cordova, A Shade of Vampire by Bella Forrest, No Love Allowed by Kate Evangelista, Mer by Joelle Sellner, & Everneath by Brodi Ashton.    

 

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EPISTOLARY READING CHALLENGE:

 

I read 01 epistolary novel in April:

 

Bridget Jones’s Diaries by Helen Fielding 

 

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GRAPHIC NOVELS & MANGA READING CHALLENGE:

 

I completed 02 Graphic Novels / Mangas in April:

Mer by Joelle Sellner

Ms Marvel – Vol #1: No Normal by G. Willow Wilson 

 

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LIBRARY LOVE READING CHALLENGE:

 

I read 3 library books / audiobooks in April:

 

Switched by Amanda Hocking

The Invasion of the Tearling by Erika Johansen

Cinder by Marissa Meyer

 

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NEW RELEASE READING CHALLENGE:

 

In April I read 16 New Release books.

 

The Wish Granter by C.J. RedwineDangerous Rock by Crystal KaswellDuels & Deception by Cindy AnsteyDon’t Kiss the Messenger by Katie RayThe Slope Rules by Melanie HooyengaDaughter of the Pirate King by Tricia LevensellerOther Breakable Things by Kelley York & Rowan AltwoodFragile Chaos by Amber R. DuellMeg & Linus by Hanna NowinskiEnsnared by Rita StradlingThe Dragon’s Price by Bethany WigginsYou’re Welcome Universe by Whitney GardnerNinja Girl by Cookie O’GormanThe Makeup Test by Vanessa M. KnightMer by Joelle Sellner, & Long May She Reign by Rhiannon Thomas.

 

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READ YOUR BOOKSHELF CHALLENGE:

 

I have not read any of the books for this challenge in April.

 

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FINISH THOSE SERIES READING CHALLENGE:

 

 

In April I started 20 series:

 

Switched by Amanda Hocking – Trylle #1

Don’t Kiss the Messenger by Katie Ray – Edgelake High School #1

Until November by Aurora Rose Reynolds – Until #1

Daughter of the Pirate King by Tricia Levenseller – Daughter of the Pirate King #1

Outlander by Diana Gabaldon – Outlander #1

Divine by Mistake by P.C. Cast – Partholon #1

A Quick Bite by Lynsey Sands – Argeneau #1

A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness – All Souls Trilogy #1

One Bite With A Stranger by Christine Warren – The Others #1

Cinder by Marissa Meyer – The Lunar Chronicles #1

The Dragon’s Price by Bethany Wiggins – Transference #1

Love Me Never by Sara Wolf – Lovely Vicious #1

The Selection by Kiera Cass – The Selection #1

Labyrinth Lost by Zoraida Córdova – Brooklyn Brujas #1

A Shade of Vampire by Bella Forrest – A Shade of Vampire #1

No Love Allowed by Kate Evangelista – Dodge Cove #1

The Fairy Godmother by Mercedes Lackey – Five Hundred Kingdoms #1

Bridget Jones’s Diary by Helen Fielding – Bridget Jones #1

Ms. Marvel – Vol #1: No Normal by G. Willow Wilson – Ms Marvel #1

Everneath by Brodi Ashton – Everneath #1

 

Continued on 5 series:

 

The Wish Granter by C.J. Redwine – Ravenspire #2

Kiss of the Night by Sherrilyn Kenyon – Dark Hunter #4

Gemina by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff – Illuminae Files #2

The Invasion of the Tearling by Erika Johansen – The Queen of the Tearing #2

Night Play by Sherrilyn Kenyon – Dark Hunter #5

 

And finished 2 series:

 

Deep by Kylie Scott – Stage Dive #4

The Goal by Elle Kennedy – Off Campus #4

 

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REDDITS FANTASY BINGO: 

 

This is a challenge that began in April. There is a bingo sheet and I aim to tick off each of the squares through the year. In April I met 3 out of the 25 challenges on the bingo sheet:

 

Novel featuring time travel – Outlander by Diana Gabaldon

Fantasy Novel Featuring Dragons – The Dragons Price by Bethany Wiggins

Fantasy Novel Featuring Seafaring – Daughter of the Pirate King by Tricia Levenseller

 

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I like these monthly posts as they help me keep track of my challenges and how I am progressing on them. I think I have made headway on most of the challenges and met some of them too. Let me know in the comments.

Keep Calm and Read On,

Kati