BOOK TAG #16 | Pre-Netflix GrishaVerse Tag

So, Nox @ Nox Reads tagged me in this tag…back in January. I’m just now getting to it. This is fine. I’m fine. Not like I had a hiatus that went on for several months right after she tagged me… *nervous laughter* Anyway, let’s get into it!

Note: some of the prompts can contain spoilers for books in the GrishaVerse.

Nina Better Be Plus-Sized: a books with fantastic fat rep

Outside of the Six of Crows duology, Undead Girl Gang is one of the only books I’ve read with good fat rap. And I need to change that. This was a really good book, too, and I would recommend it (here’s my review for more info!).

Malina Are Not My OTP: a book where you couldn’t get behind the romance

I wanted to love this book so bad, but I could not get behind most of If I Loved You Less by Tamsen Parker. There’s slow burn (which I love), and then there’s “let’s throw these two characters together at the last 10% OUT OF NOWHERE.” Ugh.

“The Darkling Isn’t Dead”: a book where you connected with the villain

Hello, Adelina Amouteru, I love you. Seriously, grey characters in YA fantasy series? Here, have my whole soul. I mean, she was the villain to some of the characters, so this totally counts.

Don’t You Dare White Wash: a book-to-movie/TV show adaptation where the character’s ethinicity was respected

I don’t watch many movies or TV shows, so I’m the wrong person to ask. But I guess Rue from The Hunger Games? Wasn’t she black in both the book and movie? That’s all I got.

The King of Scars: a book by a beloved author that you’re excited about

I read A Darker Shade of Magic the beginning of this year, and I absolutely loved it (here’s my review)! I can’t wait to read the sequel, A Gathering of Shadows, hopefully sometime soon.

Inej and Kaz: fancast your faves

*whispers* I’m not doing this because I have no Idea™️ how to.

No Mourners, No Funerals: a book quote that has stuck with you

May I present to you what fucking killed me in Crooked Kingdom? “I would have come for you. And if I couldn’t walk, I’d crawl to you, and no matter how broken we were, we’d fight our way out together — knives drawn, pistols blazing. Because that’s what we do. We never stop fighting.” Fuuuuck me.

Tag Your Faves and Spread the Hype

Listen, if you want to do it? Boom, you’re tagged. Go at it, my dude!

And that’s that! I hoped y’all liked it (especially you, Nox!). Lemme know if you decide to do this tag — I’d love to see your answers! Also…super excited about this Netflix series.

Until next time~

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MONTHLY WRAP-UP #7 | September 2018

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Hi, everyone! Here’s just a lil list of what I read this past month.

1. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins

Catching Fire

⭐⭐⭐⭐ .5
4.5/5 stars


I really enjoyed Catching Fire; more so than The Hunger Games, I think. It was really great!

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REVIEW #26 | “If I Loved You Less” by Tamsen Parker (eARC)

If I Loved You Less Review

If I Loved You Less

Title: “If I Loved You Less”

Author: Tamsen Parker

Pages (eBook): 222 pages

Publishing Date: 20 September 2018

Synopsis (Goodreads):

“Matchmaking? Check. Surfing? Check. Falling in love? As if. 

“Sunny, striking, and satisfied with her life in paradise, Theodosia Sullivan sees no need for marriage. She does, however, relish serving as matchmaker for everyone who crosses her path. As the manager of her family’s surf shop in Hanalei Bay, that includes locals and tourists alike.

“One person she won’t be playing Cupid for is the equally happy bachelorette down the street. Baker Kini ʻŌpūnui has been the owner of Queen’s Sweet Shop since her parents passed away and her younger brother married Theo’s older sister and moved to Oahu. Kini’s ready smile, haupia shortbread, and lilikoi malasadas are staples of Hanalei’s main street.

“However, Theo’s matchmaking machinations and social scheming soon become less charming—even hazardous—to everyone involved. And when she fails to heed Kini’s warnings about her meddling, she may be more successful than she ever intended. Theo has to face the prospect of Kini ending up with someone else, just as she realizes she’s loved Kini all along.”

Trigger/Content warnings for the novel:

  • parental death
  • sexual harassment
  • queer antagonism
  • alcohol/drinking
  • mention of drugs/marijuana/getting high

Representation in the novel:

  • Hawai’ian love interest
  • f/f relationship
  • sapphic women
  • East Asian side character

⭐⭐ .5
2.5/5 stars

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MONTHLY TBR #6 | September 2018

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So, if you’ve read my August 2018 wrap-up, you would know that I finished zero books last month. It was partly due to a reading slump and partly because it was just a really busy month for me, and I couldn’t give nearly as much time as I wanted to reading. I’m hoping once I get back into school (omg, it’s my last year of undergrad, wtf), I can make up a schedule for both reading and keeping up on my blog. Because of that, I’m going to try and keep it light this month.

1. “Catching Fire” by Suzanne Collins (audiobook)

Catching Fire

I’m pretty sure this has been on my “currently reading” shelf since July…well, let’s see if I can finish it this month. I only have about nine hours left on the audiobook? So I should be able to.

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