hiatus notice

Hi, beautifuls.

I apologize for the hasty post which I’m editing right now. If you’ve been following me for a while, you’ll know that I have depression and lately, it’s been difficult to keep my head above water, so to say.

Hence: hiatus. I am scheduling posts for twice a week. This will definitely take down my views count but I honestly need to take the time off to read properly, and think of good content to put out.

This will hopefully last only until the mid of September, when I resume university. I’ll still respond to comments and such as soon as I get them because let’s admit it: I love your comments.

In the mean time, I thought I could ask y’all about your August. It’s been a hectic month for me personally.

Have you read any good books? Any bad ones? Any blog posts that aren’t reviews you’re really proud of? Link me down below. I’d love to hear everything.

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miniREVIEW: Waiting for the Flood by Alexis Hall

23775601Title: Waiting for the Flood

Author: Alexis Hall

Publication Date: February 23, 2015

Publisher: Riptide Publishing

Rating: ★★★★/ 4 Stars

Genre: Contemporary, m/m romance

People come as well as go.

Twelve years ago, Edwin Tully came to Oxford and fell in love with a boy named Marius. He was brilliant. An artist. It was going to be forever.

Two years ago, it ended.

Now Edwin lives alone in the house they used to share. He tends to damaged books and faded memories, trying to a build a future from the fragments of the past.

Then the weather turns, and the river spills into Edwin’s quiet world, bringing with it Adam Dacre from the Environment Agency. An unlikely knight, this stranger with roughened hands and worn wellingtons, but he offers Edwin the hope of something he thought he would never have again.

As the two men grow closer in their struggle against the rising waters, Edwin learns he can’t protect himself from everything—and sometimes he doesn’t need to try.

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eARC REVIEW: Brooding YA Hero by Carrie Ann DiRisio

33799449Title: Brooding YA Hero: Becoming a Main Character (Almost) as Awesome as Me

Author: Carrie Ann DiRisio

Expected Publication Date: October 3, 2017

Publisher: Skypony Press

Rating: ★★★★★/ 5 Stars

Genre: YA, Contemporary

Have you ever wished you could receive a little guidance from your favorite book boyfriend? Ever dreamed of being the Chosen One in a YA novel? Want to know all the secrets of surviving the dreaded plot twist?

Or maybe you’re just really confused about what “opal-tinted, luminous cerulean orbs” actually are?

Well, popular Twitter personality @broodingYAhero is here to help as he tackles the final frontier in his media dominance: writing a book. Join Broody McHottiepants as he attempts to pen Brooding YA Hero: Becoming a Main Character (Almost) as Awesome as Me, a “self-help” guide (with activities–you always need activities) that lovingly pokes fun at the YA tropes that we roll our eyes at, but secretly love.

As his nefarious ex, Blondie DeMeani, attempts to thwart him at every turn, Broody overcomes to detail, among other topics, how to choose your genre, how to keep your love interest engaged (while maintaining lead character status), his secret formula for guaranteed love triangle success, and how to make sure you secure that sequel, all while keeping his hair perfectly coiffed and never breaking a sweat.

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REVIEW: Long Macchiatos and Monsters by Alison Evans

lmamTitle: Long Macchiatos and Monsters

Author: Alison Evans

Publication Date: January 28, 2015

Publisher: Less Than Three Press

Rating: ★★★★★/ 5 Stars

Genre: Contemporary, nb/m romance

Jalen, lover of B-grade sci-fi movies, meets the far-too-handsome P in a cafe while deciding whether or not to skip uni again. When P invites them along to a double feature of Robot Monster and Cat Women of the Moon, Jalen can hardly believe that hot boys like bad sci-fi, too. But as their relationship progresses, Jalen realizes P leaves him wondering if they’re on the same page about what dating means, and if that’s what they’re doing.

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REVIEW: Damaged Like Us by Krista & Becca Ritchie

dluTitle: Damaged Like Us (Like Us #1)

Author: Krista & Becca Ritchie

Publication Date: June 27, 2017

Rating: ★★★★ / 4 Stars

Genre: Contemporary, NA, m/m romance

Don’t date your bodyguard.
It was the one rule he had to break.

Maximoff Hale is a force of nature. A ship unwilling to be steered. Headstrong, resilient, and wholly responsible — the twenty-two-year-old alpha billionaire can handle his unconventional life. By noon, lunch can turn into a mob of screaming fans. By two, his face is all over the internet.

Born into one of the most famous families in the country, his celebrity status began at birth.

He is certified American royalty.

When he’s assigned a new 24/7 bodyguard, he comes face-to-face with the worst case scenario: being attached to the tattooed, MMA-trained, Yale graduate who’s known for “going rogue” in the security team — and who fills 1/3 of Maximoff’s sexual fantasies.

Twenty-seven-year-old Farrow Keene has one job: protect Maximoff Hale. Flirting, dating, and hot sex falls far, far out of the boundary of his bodyguard duties and into “termination” territory. But when feelings surface, protecting the sexy-as-sin, stubborn celebrity becomes increasingly complicated.

Together, boundaries blur, and being exposed could mean catastrophic consequences for both.

The Like Us series is a true series, one continuous timeline, that follows a family of wealthy celebrities and the people that protect them. Damaged Like Us can be read and enjoyed without reading any of Krista & Becca’s other novels.

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