That’s A Wrap! Reading, Reviews, and What’s Ahead | February-March

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I read more this month than I have in awhile!


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So, in February I had every intention of getting back into posting regularly. Well, that didn’t exactly work out. I was going through a small blogging slump at the beginning of the month and then once I started my Bone Season reread I became immersed in it. I think it’s safe to say that anytime a book in that series is published I’ll fall off the face of the earth(or blogosphere) that month. That aside, I read so much and I’m really happy about it! It was a month full of getting reacquainted with my all time favorite book series.

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The Song Rising (The Bone Season #3) by Samantha Shannon [ARC REVIEW]

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The Pale Dreamer (The Bone Season #0.5) by Samantha Shannon

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I read but decided against reviewing the novella because I didn’t have enough to say. I adored it though. It was a cute read and I really enjoyed seeing a younger Paige first finding her footing in the SevenΒ Seals. I definitely wouldn’t mind more novellas. Maybe one in Jaxon or Warden’s point of view? The further we get in the series the more I want a peek into their heads. πŸ™ˆ

The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon [REVIEW]

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The Mime Order (The Bone Season #2) by Samantha Shannon [REVIEW]

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This is probably obvious butΒ The Song RisingΒ was definitely my favorite read for February. I’m in major book hangover mode right now because of that book. It was so good! The two year wait was torture but worth it. Now I just really need the fourth book in my hands. I need to know what happens next!

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Guess who has stuck to her ‘I’ll only buy a book if I’m going to read it soon’ plan? Me! I’m so proud of myself because I only bought one book in February. I definitely eyed a couple of books but I didn’t let myself buy them.

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Actually, it’s notΒ my birthday but March is my blog’s birthday. This little blog is turning a year old this month! I seriously can’t believe it’s almost been a year since I first ventured onto the blogosphere. I’m not sure what I’m going to do yet. I was planning a giveaway but money is tight right now so I probably won’t be able to do that. However, I do know that I want to do another Q&A to include with whatever I do end up doing. So, if you have any questions for me leave them in the comments on here. πŸ’•

Aside from blogiversaryΒ stuff I have a few recommendation posts planned for March that I’m really excited about. Other than that and reviews I’m just kind of winging it on the blogging front posting wise right now, working my way out of my slump.

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March is going to be the first month I’m attempting a solid, can’t deviateΒ from, TBR in a long time.Β Blood Rose RebellionΒ andΒ The Inexplicable Logic of My LifeΒ are both review books. Both of which I’ve been hearingΒ a lot of mixed things about so I’m worried/hesitant to read them. Have any of you guys read them? What did you think?Β As forΒ The StruggleΒ andΒ A Darker Shade of Magic, the first is a book that is one of my highly anticipated releases for this year and the second is a book that I’ve been meaning to get around to for aΒ very longΒ time. I am especially excited for The Struggle because the ending of the previous book was a cliffhanger and I need to know what happens! (I swear 2016 was the year when almost every series book I read ended in a cliffhanger.)

I hope all of you guys had an incredible February and have an even better March!

Also, who else is really excited for Beauty and the Beast? I can’t wait! 🌹


What books did you read in February? What was your favorite?

Did you have a good blogging month or just a good month in general?

What do you plan on reading in March?

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65 thoughts on “That’s A Wrap! Reading, Reviews, and What’s Ahead | February-March

  1. I’ve been meaning to read The Bone Season for SO long. I think it’s been on my shelf or three or four years πŸ™ˆ I’m glad to see you enjoyed it! I’ll definitely have to try and get to it soon. I’m suuper excited for you to read A Darker Shade of Magic!! I have an ARC of The Inexplicable Logic too and I can’t wait to get to it.

    Also happy blog birthday πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰ It’s so exciting to reach the year mark!!

    Some questions:

    What’s been the most challening part of blogging for you?
    Did you expect to be where you are now when you first started your blog?
    What are some upcoming releases that you’re excited for?
    Current favourite song?

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    • Ahhhh you so have to read it! As I love it I’m bias but it’s such a fantastic series and I so hope you enjoy it whenever you do read it. 😁
      I can’t wait to finally read ADSOM! I’ve been putting it off for way to long lol. And I hope we both end up enjoying The Inexplicable Logic of My Life!
      Thanks so much!! It really is and I can’t wait to answer your questions. πŸ˜πŸ’•

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    • Yes! It was probably my best reading month in a long time. And you should so read TBS when you get the chance. It’s a fantastic series so far, especially if you’re into the whole fantasy/dystopia mix. But I feel you on wishing you could read faster lol.
      Thanks so much! πŸ’•πŸ˜Š

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  2. I’m happy to hear you had a lovely reading month, Melissa! πŸ™‚ I’m eager to know what you think about King’s Cage. I haven’t bought it yet because I wasn’t that big of a fan of Glass Sword, so I’m a bit nervous – but still curious about what happens next.
    I already read The Inexplicable Logic of My Life, I got lucky enough to get an ARC and I really enjoyed it. It was a bit slow, mostly character-centered and there is basically no plot, but otherwise it was a pretty enjoyable read πŸ™‚

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    • See, I wasn’t a big fan of Glass Sword either. I remember nearly DNFing it at one point so I’m a bit worried about reading King’s Cage as well. I was actually spoiled for part of it and was not happy with the spoiler. πŸ˜–
      And that’s good to hear about The Inexplicable Logic of My Life 😊! I’m nearly half way through it at the moment and haven’t completely made up my mind. Some parts I’m enjoying and then some I’m eh about.

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      • Ohhh really? That’s too bad you were spoiled :/ I hope you’ll still enjoy reading it, I will look forward to your review to help me decide whether to read it or not πŸ™‚
        I understand, at some moments I felt like it was a bit, long?

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      • I hope so too and I’ll definitely have a review up once I read and finish it. 😊
        Yeah, it feels like it drags at times. I have 160 something pages left of it to read at the moment and that among other things have me feeling very mixed about it.

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  3. It’s so funny seeing you mention The Bone Season which I currently have on my shelves at home in the old editions cuz last night I was @ the Bookstore eyeing the new editions smh. I stopped myself from purchasing them…well Gretchen stopped me but yea LOL! It’s at the top of my list for this year but if I ❀ the 1st book, I know I will go out & get the new covers *no shame* smh.

    Can't wait to hear your thoughts on The Inexplicable Logic of My Life. My fave read of February had to be Daughter of the Pirate King, it was a blast! just what I needed πŸ˜‰
    March is looking hella busy on books/reviews. I'm currently reading The Roanoke Girls (creepy pervy as hell) & up next is You're Welcome, Universe both of which come out next Tuesday so *eeeeeK* Happy reading Melissa! ❀

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    • πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ I’ve actually been eyeing the new covers myself! I’m pretty sure once the new one is released in paperback I’ll end up buying all three in the new covers and doing the same for each release LOL. But yes! You so need to read TBS! I’m such a book pusher when it comes to that series but I just really love it and want everyone else to read it πŸ˜‚. I hope that you do enjoy it whenever you get to reading it. πŸ’•
      I need to check out Daughter of the Pirate King! I keep seeing it everywhere. And I really can’t wait to see your thoughts on You’re Welcome, Universe because I’m excited for that book. I wish I had time to read it this month. Happy reading to you too Lilly!! πŸ˜ŠπŸ’•

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      • The covers are stunning! this series is at the very top of my priority even if it is just to start it off lol. Daughter of the Pirate King was so much that I’m super excited to see that it is a series cuz I wasn’t ready to close the chapter on these characters. So far I am absolutly LOVING You’re Welcome Universe & the many illustrations that come with it make it so unique. Thank you Melissa πŸ˜‰

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      • Yay! I’m glad to hear you’ve been enjoying You’re Welcome, Universe. And I keep hearing about the illustrations. I’m thinking that is one book that I will have to read a physical copy of just because I love gorgeous illustrations. 😊

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  4. I’m hoping to start the bone season this month, it’s nice to see you enjoy the series so much! πŸ˜ƒ I hope you really enjoy ADSOM as well, I only just finished the first book and I thought it was great!

    And of course, happy blogiversary for this month! πŸŽ‰

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    • Yay!! I hope you end up enjoying it as much as I have. 😁
      And it’s good to hear you enjoyed ADSOM. I’m pretty sure I’ve yet to hear a bad thing about that series so I’m really excited to read it. Thanks so much! πŸ’•

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  5. I’m happy to see that you read more than you expected! Reading slumps are the worst, but getting out of one is the best feeling ever. πŸ˜€ Also, it’s amazing that March is your blog birthday month! That’s sooo exiting. Happy Blogiversary!! ❀ πŸ™‚

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    • Getting out of a reading slump really is the best feeling! Honestly I think I’ve finally managed to shake mine off. I’m nearly done with my current read and I only started it yesterday which hasn’t happened in forever. 😊
      Thanks so much, Anna!! πŸ’•

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  6. I just wrote this whole comment out once and then my internet went down and I lost it all 😦 I have an incredibly crappy internet connection is what I learnt from this and I am not impressed at all.
    Anyways. It seems like you had a great reading month in February. Also I love how all the books you read/reread ended up being five star reads for you, but then again I wouldn’t expect anything else from The Bone Season series! πŸ˜€ You’re making me want to go back and re-read the whole series right this second.
    It sucks you’re in a bit of a reading slump at the moment, especially seeing that you have A Darker Shade of Magic on your to-read list for this month. I really hope you enjoy it because then that’s another series we can fangirl over.
    Congratulations on your one year blogiversary, that’s such an amazing acheivement. My questions are below for you and also yes I am so excited for the Beauty and the Beast film! πŸ˜€
    + Other than The Bone Season what has been the best book/series you’ve discovered thanks to blogging
    + What has been the best part of your blogging journey so far (other than reaching your one year blogiversary)
    + What is your favourite post that you’ve published?
    + If you could travel to any location, real or fictional, where would you go and why?
    + What has been the strangest dream you’ve had?
    + Do you have any interesting pans for next year blogging on Book Nerd Momo?
    Congratulations again on reaching one year Melissa. Also I hope you have an amazing March! πŸ˜€ ❀

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    • Oh no about your internet. I can relate though because we’ve been having the same problem with our connection. It probably goes down multiple times a day and it sucks. πŸ˜–
      Yes! Feb was so much fun as far as reading goes. Not only the most I’ve read in a while but the most fun I’ve had reading because rereading TBS was great. You should so reread them soon! I swear the more I reread the series the more I love it.
      More of a blogging slump than a reading slump. I’ve been lacking on post inspiration/motivation beyond reviews and tags. But yes! ADSOM is one of the ones I’m most excited to read this month and I really do hope I end up enjoying it as much as you. I will definitely be coming to you to fangirl if I do. 😁
      Thanks so much, Beth!! β™₯ I can’t wait to answer your questions. Especially the dream one because I almost always have strange dreams. πŸ˜‚ I hope you have a great March too!!

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      • It always seems to crash during the worst possible moment. Kind of like it knows when I need the internet and immediately goes down.
        That’s great to hear, it’s always wonderful when you have months like that and reading is such a pure joy for you because it’s an old favourite series of yours. I felt the same reading TSR and probably will when I go back and reread TBS and TMO.
        Oh that’s a shame, but here’s hoping you’ll come out of your slump soon either way. I’m sure it won’t last you too long. πŸ™‚
        You’ll have to let me know as soon as you start/finish that book, and either way I’ll be looking forwards to seeing your review for it.
        That’s all right. I’ll be looking forwards to seeing your answers for them in that case. Thanks Melissa! πŸ˜€ ❀

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      • Same! I’ll be getting on to work or blog and suddenly no internet. Yesterday was the worst because every time I went to get on it went out.
        Definitely. Plus, it being a favorite made it feel like a month full of no pressure reads since I feel like most of mine this year have been ARCs so far. It really showed me that I need to take a break from NetGalley for a while lol.
        I hope so. 😊
        Will do! As soon as I finish my current read I’m actually planning to start it. 😁
        You’re welcome!! β™₯

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      • Most times I can manage, and most times it’s a case of turning it off and back on again. But a few years back there were days when we had no internet access. It was hell.
        Yeah I only have one ARC on my to-read list at the moment so it’s kind of nice to read books I want rather than ones I need to read for reviews.
        Very excited to see what you think of it in that case! πŸ˜€ ❀

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      • That’s how we fix ours too, turning it off then back on. We had the company send someone out here once only to be told it had to do with where we lived. 😣
        I only have one of mine too and I’m procrastinating on reading it because of all the bad reviews I’ve seen. I still have some time though. 😊

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      • It seems to be working better now, here’s hoping it stays that way. There’s nothing more annoying than trying to blog and not having an internet connection for it!
        Oh that’s a shame, but here’s hoping you enjoy it despite the bad reviews (I normally try and avoid reviews until I’ve read books for that reason actually.)

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      • I completely agree! And yeah here’s to hoping it ends up surprising me and I like it. I usually avoid reviews too but accidentally saw one while browsing a blog. πŸ™ˆ
        Guess what I started last night? ADSOM! I am loving it so much and asking myself why I put it off for so long. The world building and just everything. Nearly all I did today besides working was read because I didn’t want to put it down. 😍

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      • I occasionally read review, I actually spotted a major spoiler for one of the books I read really excited for a few years back and ended up being really disappointed that I’d spoiled myself like that. I tend to avoid reviews from now on out because of that.
        Yes that’s amazing!!! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€
        Now I just need you to speed through the rest of the series so I can talk to you about all the rest. Also when you get to the end of the second book and see the cliffhanger spare a thought for me having to wait a whole year for ACOL to find out how it ends. πŸ˜€

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      • I didn’t really read a lot of reviews before blogging but once I started reading them I definitely learned that more often than not I should avoid reviews for books I’m really excited for.
        Well I’m half way through ADSOM now and things are really starting to pick up. Funny thing is I didn’t even notice how slow the beginning was because I so immersed in it. We are so going to have to talk about it in depth once I finish the book!
        πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ Will do! I know the pains of torturous cliffhangers. It’s no fun waiting for the next book after them.

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      • I’ve taken to doing that as well. Honestly I don’t think I’ve ever really read a lot of reviews, sometimes I don’t even read the blurb of books I’m super super excited for
        That is the sign of a good book, and yes let me know what you think as soon as you finish it. I love out in depth discussions on books so I’m looking forwards to one on ADSOM!
        No, never fun but it keeps you hooked! πŸ™‚

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  7. Happy blog birthday πŸŽ‚
    Okay so question time – If you could have one fictional job, what would it be?
    *Which two characters would you invite to a sleepover?
    Can’t wait to read all your answers πŸ’•

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  8. Oh Melissa….. I’m so sad to say that I didn’t enjoy The Bone Season at all </3 I really wanted to but couldn't so I really can't relate to your excitement here hahaha πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ but I'm glad you enjoy the latest book, especially because the wait for that book was long, wasn't it? πŸ˜› I started my reread of ADSOM yesterday but this afternoon A Conjuring of Light arrived!! I think I'm just gonna skim read AGOS and dive straight to book 3 hahaha ANYWAY WHEN'S YOUR BLOGVERSARY?! Mine was last week, March 2nd! I'm posting a celebratory post next Tuesday ❀

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    • It’s okay πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚. I know there are a lot of people who haven’t enjoyed them. Honestly I feel like it’s one of those series where you love or hate it and there’s no in between. But yes! The wait for it was so long so I’m really glad it was worth it.
      I really can’t wait until I’m able to start ADSOM! I’m thinking about foregoing Blood Rose Rebellion and just jumping into ADSOM LOL. I can’t wait to see your thoughts on ACOL once I finish the books. 😁
      I’m actually not sure of the exact date because I didn’t post on the day or even the week I created my blog. It’s sometime in the middle of March. I did my 6 months post around the 15th of Sept so I’ll probably do the same for my one year lol. Happy late blogivarsary to you!! I’ll be on the look out for your post. πŸ’•

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      • It definitely is! Some series are just like that hahaha yes please go read ADSOM!! I hope you enjoy it as much as I do hahaha I’m gonna start ACOL tonight but I’m so nervous πŸ˜‚ ohhh actually wordpress will send you a notification on your blog anniversary saying congratulations and all that, so you’ll know when the date comes hahaha πŸ˜›

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      • I’m starting it as soon as I manage to write my review for Logic, which I’m struggling with. πŸ™ˆ
        But yes I really hope I end up enjoying ADSOM. I’ve not heard a bad thing about that book or series so I have a good feeling about it. And I hope you’re enjoying reading ACOL! I’ve been hearing good things. 😁
        Ahhh okay! I’ll keep a look out for that then.

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      • You might have to wait until my review for coherent thoughts but I AM LOVING IT! I’m kind of in awe over the world building at the moment because it was so heavy but at the same time I didn’t even realize the beginning was slow because I was so immersed in it. And then Lila! I loved her right away. She was all *burns down ship* and then I was all “Yep she’s my new favorite!” and I’m loving Kell too and I don’t even know where to start with everything else because I haven’t really gathered my thoughts beyond being in awe of it. I’m going to have a tough time writing my review. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ™ˆ

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      • No no no I love this jumbled thoughts hahahaha I KNOW RIGHT? The world building is so vivid, flawless, and consistent I was in awe ❀ if you already love Lila, you're gonna love her more in ACOL! I love Kell so much too hahaha I'm going to keep an eye on your review! πŸ˜›

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      • It really is! It’s right up there with the world building for The Bone Season for which is saying a lot since I’m in love with that series. Definitely just found another top favorite for sure!
        Ahhhh I can’t wait! I actually have a theory about Lila because of something that I think is foreshadowing something. I won’t ask though since I don’t want to be spoiled. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
        I’ll probably have my review up this weekend or the beginning of next week. 😊

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  9. I’ve heard SO MUCH about The Bone Season! So many people seem to love it, I can’t wait to pick it up sometime. And way to go on buying only one book! Success. πŸ™‚ I hope you enjoy King’s Cage, I’ll be looking forward to your thoughts. And I CAN’T WAIT for you to read A Darker Shade of Magic, it’s such a favourite of mine. Congrats on your blog birthday!! ❀

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    • Ahhh I hope you enjoy TBS whenever you do read it!! 😁
      I swear everyone has told me ADSOM has been their favorite. I don’t think I’ve heard a bad thing about that series and it makes me even more excited to read it. Thanks so much!! πŸ’•

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  10. Congrats to your 1 year blogging anniversary Melissa!! I hope you had fun and will continue blogging for many years to come πŸ™‚ You write really good reviews and the book community need your inputs (and money buying hard-to-pass-up books! lol) I also have the Rose Rebellion ARC and have noticed some very low ratings on Goodreads. I haven’t attempt reading it yet. I do really want to read A Darker Shade of Magic too. I’m happy to see all of your 5 stars for the Bone Season series.

    Questions to consider for Q&A:
    Is your review different in each book or do you follow the same guidelines?
    Do you ever read a book a day?
    How do you know which new book to add to your TBR?
    What make you decide to buy a book?

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  11. Ahhhh, I’ve been blog-hopping today and I’ve seen SO many people raving about the Song Rising. I LOVED the first 2 books, so it makes me so happy that fans of the series weren’t disappointed with Book 3. A CONJURING OF LIGHT is wonderful (though I’m only halfway in), so I hope you enjoy it just as much as I am. β™‘

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    • I’ve actually not seen much of it on the blogosphere but I’ve seen a ton of raving over it on twitter. It makes me happy that a lot of people are loving it too. Now I just need TBS4! The wait is going to be torture. πŸ˜‚
      And I’m glad you’re enjoying ACOL! I hope I do too. 😊

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  12. I’m glad you had a really successful month of reading, Melissa! Lord knows I was lacking (big-time). Also, it’s great that you had the time to read, what seems to be, and excellent series! I can’t wait to get my hands on them. Congrats on sticking to your book buying plan! πŸ˜€ I certainly need to work on my book buying ways (or should I say habits??). I’m reading ADSOM right now and I am absolutely LOVING it. I’m sure you will too. It’s just tons of fun to read and the characters are so well-developed. Can’t wait to read your opinion on it πŸ˜€ I’ll be looking forward to your new reviews! And congrats on almost reaching your one year blogiversary! I’d love to ask you a few Qs LOL ❀

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    • It’s understandable since you were crazy busy with school. I’ve had months like that so I can relate. Feb just happened to be a slow month for me. That and I may have let blogging fall to the back burner during my reread. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
      I actually started ADSOM last week (the slow reader that I am) and am loving it so much so far. I regret waiting for long to pick it up! I’m glad to hear that you’re enjoying it too.
      Thanks so much and ask away! πŸ˜πŸ’•

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      • Well if blogging fell to the back burner because of rereading? I think that’s an even better excuse lol.
        And yay! I’m glad you like it so far. I finished it yesterday and can’t wait to pick up the next one. It’s such an exciting series. Plus Kell is just *SWOON* πŸ˜‰
        I’ll be on the lookout for that post!

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      • Right? When I’m rereading a favorite series I can’t help but getting completely immersed and then not wanting to do anything but read.
        It really is! And I’m in love with the world building. I look forward to seeing your thoughts on it. And yes Kell is definitely swoon worthy. He’s made his way on to my book boyfriend list for sure! πŸ™ˆ

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      • And there’s absolutely nothing wrong with just reading haha. I’m kind of doing that now! Reading Anna and the French Kiss currently. Love it so far but not sure if I’m going to review it. Right now it’s a passing the time kind of book πŸ˜‰
        Kell is certainly on the book boyfriend list! Can’t wait to read more of him in AGOS!

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      • Sometimes it’s definitely the way to go when you need a bit of a break from review writing! And I’m glad to hear you’re enjoying Anna and the French Kiss. That book is so cute. I may need a reread of it soon lol. 😊

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