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Book Review: I Believe in a Thing Called Love by Maurene Goo

I bought this book 🙂

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I Believe in a Thing Called Love by Maurene Goo

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Stand Alone  (I think)

Genre: Contemporary, Young Adult, Romance, Own Voices

Pages: 366

Published:

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Blurb:

Desi Lee believes anything is possible if you have a plan. That’s how she became student body president. Varsity soccer star. And it’s how she’ll get into Stanford. But—she’s never had a boyfriend. In fact, she’s a disaster in romance, a clumsy, stammering humiliation magnet whose botched attempts at flirting have become legendary with her friends. So when the hottest human specimen to have ever lived walks into her life one day, Desi decides to tackle her flirting failures with the same zest she’s applied to everything else in her life. She finds guidance in the Korean dramas her father has been obsessively watching for years—where the hapless heroine always seems to end up in the arms of her true love by episode ten. It’s a simple formula, and Desi is a quick study. Armed with her “K Drama Steps to True Love,” Desi goes after the moody, elusive artist Luca Drakos—and boat rescues, love triangles, and staged car crashes ensue. But when the fun and games turn to true feels, Desi finds out that real love is about way more than just drama.

Hi all, wow, so where to start? I’ve been a kdrama addict since 2004, when Full House hit the small screen. So when I heard about this novel, I was very interested! Cute girl, cute boy, teenage angst? S i g n me up. Also, if you remember in February I wanted to make Bookish Playlists, inspired by my monthly reads! So, as kpop is 75% of my music, I’m definitely going to take this opportunity to bless you with some jams that kept creeping into my mind while reading this fabulous novel (so stay tuned)! Continue reading Book Review: I Believe in a Thing Called Love by Maurene Goo

Book Review: Peter Darling by Austin Chant

I bought this book 🙂

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Peter Darling by Austin Chant

Genre: Romance, Fantasy, Retelling, LGBT+, Adult Fiction, #ownvoices

Edition: Paperback

Published: 02.09.17

Pages: 204

Catch it here: GoodreadsAmazon

Blurb:

Ten years ago, Peter Pan left Neverland to grow up, leaving behind his adolescent dreams of boyhood and resigning himself to life as Wendy Darling. Growing up, however, has only made him realize how inescapable his identity as a man is. But when he returns to Neverland, everything has changed: the Lost Boys have become men, and the war games they once played are now real and deadly. Even more shocking is the attraction Peter never knew he could feel for his old rival, Captain Hook-and the realization that he no longer knows which of them is the real villain.

Hello, yes, this is indeed a Peter Pan retelling, and I. Am. So. Happy. I adore Peter Pan, so when I heard of Peter Darling I knew I had to have it. Even better, there is a romance with Captain James Hook, and I am 110% obsessed with it. So, without further ado, let’s get into it~ (cisclaimer: I am a cisgender queer female, so please let me know if I said anything wrong regarding gender and descriptions so I may correct myself) Continue reading Book Review: Peter Darling by Austin Chant

The Makeup Book Tag!

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Hi all, so today I found this great tag to share with you all! As you know this is a book and beauty blog, so when I saw this over at the The Sassy Geek Blog I knew I had to do it! So please go check out Heather’s answers as well! I’ll also be including my favorite products along with the books! Let’s go! Continue reading The Makeup Book Tag!

#AsianLitBingo: Wrap-up Post!

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Hi all, so I somehow managed to finish a challenge for once. I’m highkey surprised, but I actually did it! I’m so proud of me.

I managed to read five books in a row, and it was epic. I really enjoyed this event, and I met some really awesome people along the way! I also got to read about a bunch of other books I had never heard of before, and I had a lot of fun! My tbr got even longer…

So I read: Continue reading #AsianLitBingo: Wrap-up Post!

Book Review: Noteworthy by Riley Redgate

I bought this book 🙂

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Noteworthy by Riley Redgate

Genre: Contemporary, YA

Pages: 400

Edition: Hardcover

Published: May 2, 2017

Catch it here: GoodreadsAmazonB&N

Blurb:

A cappella just got a makeover.

Jordan Sun is embarking on her junior year at the Kensington-Blaine Boarding School for the Performing Arts, hopeful that this will be her time: the year she finally gets cast in the school musical. But when her low Alto 2 voice gets her shut out for the third straight year—threatening her future at Kensington-Blaine and jeopardizing her college applications—she’s forced to consider nontraditional options.

In Jordan’s case, really nontraditional. A spot has opened up in the Sharpshooters, Kensington’s elite a cappella octet. Worshipped…revered…all male. Desperate to prove herself, Jordan auditions in her most convincing drag, and it turns out that Jordan Sun, Tenor 1, is exactly what the Sharps are looking for.

Jordan finds herself enmeshed in a precarious juggling act: making friends, alienating friends, crushing on a guy, crushing on a girl, and navigating decades-old rivalries. With her secret growing heavier every day, Jordan pushes beyond gender norms to confront what it means to be a girl (and a guy) in a male-dominated society, and—most importantly—what it means to be herself.

I wasn’t sure if I wanted to read Noteworthy, because I have read so many cross-dressing manga narratives that I felt kind of burnt out by the whole troupe. However, I needed a book for AsianLitBingo (read until bottom for details), and I thought “why not?” So I gave it a try, and I’m so glad I did! Continue reading Book Review: Noteworthy by Riley Redgate

February&March 2017 Recap

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Hi all, I have another recap post for you. I didn’t do that much in February, so I decided to do another combined post! I haven’t done that much reading, because I’m busy with classes, but I managed to get a few reviews out! I’ve also made great progress on a book I’m working on, so I’m really happy about that! Anyway, let’s get into it!

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The Candy Book Tag!

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Hi all, so today I’m coming at you with another book tag! This one looked like so much fun, and plus I’m kind of addicted to sweets… I saw this over at The Awkward Book Blogger, so be sure to check her out! Also, the creator of this tag is Jessica @ Bookish Serendipity! So check her tag out as well 🙂 Let’s go~~~

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December 2016 – January 2017 Recap

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Hi all, long time no recap post! So sorry I was MIA for awhile! A lot happened in the last two months; I had finals, I got sick, and then I went on vacation. I did manage to post here and there, but I’m still trying to get back on a schedule! So, just in case you missed anything, here’s the recap!tumblr_obkzycikfg1sk2kqwo1_500

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