Tag Tuesday: Would You Rather Book Tag

Hey guys! I am coming to you with a fun tag that I saw on Lori @ The Reading Fairy’s Blog. So I thought it would be fun to do for the blog. I have been wanting to do more tags. I haven’t been doing them as of late. I have a ton in my drafts that I need to get to from like years. I have been slacking. I’m trying to get better at that. Anyway let’s dive in to this tag! Continue reading “Tag Tuesday: Would You Rather Book Tag”

Blogmas Day 5: Bookish Naughty or Nice Tag

Hey guys!! So I was planning to do this tag again for Blogmas. I am glad I ended up waiting because I ended up being tagged by Jenna @J.K. I’m Exploring. This tag was created by Jenn @ Jenniely. If you’re not following Jenna you really need to be. She’s one of my closest friends on here. She’s so hardworking and always doing awesome posts. You really won’t be disappointed! So now let’s dive in this tag. Continue reading “Blogmas Day 5: Bookish Naughty or Nice Tag”

Arc Review: King of Fools By Amanda Foody

King of FoolsKing of Fools By Amanda Foody

Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult
Pages: 384 pages
Published: April 30th 2019
Publisher: Inkyard Press
My Rating: 4 out of 5 Stars

Synopsis: Indulge your vices in the City of Sin, where a sinister street war is brewing and fame is the deadliest killer of them all…

On the quest to find her missing mother, prim and proper Enne Salta became reluctant allies with Levi Glaisyer, the city’s most famous con man. Saving his life in the Shadow Game forced Enne to assume the identity of Seance, a mysterious underworld figure. Now, with the Chancellor of the Republic dead and bounties on both their heads, she and Levi must play a dangerous game of crime and politics…with the very fate of New Reynes at stake.

Thirsting for his freedom and the chance to build an empire, Levi enters an unlikely partnership with Vianca Augustine’s estranged son. Meanwhile, Enne remains trapped by the mafia donna’s binding oath, playing the roles of both darling lady and cunning street lord, unsure which side of herself reflects the truth.

As Enne and Levi walk a path of unimaginable wealth and opportunity, new relationships and deadly secrets could quickly lead them into ruin. And when unforeseen players enter the game, they must each make an impossible choice: To sacrifice everything they’ve earned in order to survive…

Or die as legends
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The Netgalley Book Tag

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RULES
¬ Link back to the tag’s creator: Kourtni at Kourtni Reads
¬ Thank and link back to the person who tagged you: I wasn’t tagged but got this from Mel @ Mel To The Any
¬ Answer the questions the best you can. If you don’t use NetGalley, you can substitute other sites or places where you get books!
¬ Tag a few people to do this too!


AUTO-APPROVED: WHO’S ONE AUTHOR WHOSE BOOKS YOU AUTOMATICALLY WANT TO READ, REGARDLESS OF WHAT THEY ARE ABOUT?

Most the stuff I request on Netgalley is Thrillers. So I’ll usually go for authors I know. Ruth Ware has become an author I’ll always request on Netgalley. Also Riley Sager has become an auto-request author.


REQUEST: WHAT MAKES YOU WANT TO REQUEST A BOOK ON NETGALLEY?

I always go for thrillers. So I’ll go for books I see people are talking about and said they said they really enjoyed. I also will request books from authors I’ve read from before and really enjoyed. Sometimes I’ll request books if I hear a friend talk about it.


FEEDBACK RATIO: DO YOU REVIEW EVERY BOOK YOU READ? IF NOT, HOW DO YOU DECIDE WHAT BOOKS TO REVIEW?

Netgalley Ratio
I don’t review every book I read. I do for Netgalley. I want to work on getting better at doing more reviews though. I usually review books that I feel I have a lot of thoughts on. I will do this with books I like and books I don’t like. I usually don’t do DNF reviews.


BADGES: IF YOU COULD CREATE ONE BADGE TO DISPLAY ON YOUR BLOG, WHAT WOULD IT BE FOR?

I would like a badge dealing with genres I read. I would like to know how many different genres I’ve read and reviewed. I think that would be really fun.


WISH FOR IT: WHAT’S ONE BOOK THAT YOU ARE ABSOLUTELY DYING TO READ?

Lock Every Door
Top of my list is Lock Every Door By Riley Sager. I am so excited for this book! It is on Netgalley right now. I did end up requesting it but the publisher said right now those copies are only for journalists. She did say if I do have a book blog I could possibly get a copy close to publication. So hopefully that ends up happening. *Fingers crossed*


2018 NETGALLEY CHALLENGE: WHAT WAS THE LAST BOOK THAT YOU RECEIVED AS AN ARC THAT YOU REVIEWED? IF YOU’VE NEVER RECEIVED AN ARC, WHAT’S THE LAST BOOK YOU REVIEWED?

King of Fools

King of Fools By Amanda Foody is the last book I received. I have not read it yet. It is part of my March TBR.

My Squirrel Days

My Squirrel Days By Ellie Kemper is the last arc I just read and reviewed that I got from Netgalley.


I Tag:

Anyone who uses Netgalley! I would like to see you do this tag.

Blogmas Day 4: Bookish Naughty or Nice Tag

Hey guys! It has been such a long time since I have done a tag. So I was super excited to have been tagged in this. Not only that but it’s a holiday theme tagged. Those are always fun. This tag was created by Jenn and I was tagged by the lovely Luna. If you’re not following Luna, you are really missing out. She’s an absolute sweetheart and one of my really good friends. You will not be disappointed. So let’s dive in! Continue reading “Blogmas Day 4: Bookish Naughty or Nice Tag”

Book Review: The Wicked Deep

The Wicked DeepThe Wicked Deep By Shea Ernshaw

Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult, Fantasy, Paranormal
Pages: 308 pages
Publication Date: March 6th 2018
Publisher: Simon Pulse
My Rating: 3 out of 5 Stars

Plot: Welcome to the cursed town of Sparrow…

Where, two centuries ago, three sisters were sentenced to death for witchery. Stones were tied to their ankles and they were drowned in the deep waters surrounding the town.

Now, for a brief time each summer, the sisters return, stealing the bodies of three weak-hearted girls so that they may seek their revenge, luring boys into the harbor and pulling them under.

Like many locals, seventeen-year-old Penny Talbot has accepted the fate of the town. But this year, on the eve of the sisters’ return, a boy named Bo Carter arrives; unaware of the danger he has just stumbled into.

Mistrust and lies spread quickly through the salty, rain-soaked streets. The townspeople turn against one another. Penny and Bo suspect each other of hiding secrets. And death comes swiftly to those who cannot resist the call of the sisters.

But only Penny sees what others cannot. And she will be forced to choose: save Bo, or save herself.
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Anything But Books Tag

Hey, guys, I am back with another fun tag. I was nominated for this one by my friend, Kat over @Nose Stuck In A Book. Make sure you guys end up checking out her blog! She’s amazing. I decided to do this because it’s been a while since I’ve done a tag. Plus this week I’ve been doing my posts a bit later than usual so I needed something quick. So let’s dive in to this!

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Arc Review: So Close to Being the Shit, Y’all Don’t Even Know

So Close to Being the ShitSo Close to Being the Shit, Y’all Don’t Even Know By Retta

Genre: Nonfiction, Autobiography, Memoir, Humor
Pages: 272 pages
Publication Date: May 29th 2018
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press
My Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars

Plot: In So Close to Being the Sh*t, Y’all Don’t Even Know, Parks and Recreation star Retta takes us on her not-so-meteoric rise from roaches to riches (well, rich enough that she can buy $15,000 designer handbags yet scared enough to know she’s always a heartbeat away from ramen with American cheese).

Throwing her hard-working Liberian parents for a loop, Retta abandons her plan to attend med school after graduating Duke University to move to Hollywood to star in her own sitcom―like her comedy heroes Lucille Ball and Roseanne.

Say what? Word. Turns out Retta might actually be on to something. After winning Comedy Central’s stand-up competition, she should be ready for prime time―but a fear of success derails her biggest dream.

Whether reminiscing about her days as a contract chemist at GlaxoSmithKline, telling “dirty” jokes to Mormons, feeling like the odd man out on Parks, fending off racist trolls on Twitter, flirting with Michael Fassbender, or expertly stalking the cast of “Hamilton,” Retta’s unique voice and refreshing honesty will make you laugh, cry, and laugh so hard you’ll cry.

Her eponymous sitcom might not have happened yet, but by the end of So Close to Being the Sh*t, you’ll be rooting for Retta to be the next one-named wonder to take over your television. And she just might inspire you to reach for the stars, too.
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