Backlist Blast #3: King of Scars by Leigh Bardugo

Hello, friends! I’m trying out another new blog meme today called Backlist Blast.

Backlist Blast is a weekly book meme which was created by Milana @ A Couple Reads and Flavia @ Flavia the Bibliophile, and is meant to encourage book bloggers to feature and talk about backlist books (meaning books that were published 6 months before your post goes live, or earlier). The main purpose of this meme is to talk about those books and get excited about them (and ideally pick them up and read them). Another purpose is for readers to find out about awesome backlist books that they might have never heard of before!

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Can’t-Wait Wednesday #5: Legendborn by Tracy Deonn

Hello, friends! I thought I would hop on the blog meme train with Can’t-Wait Wednesday.

Can’t-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Wishful Endings, to spotlight and discuss the books we’re excited about that we have yet to read. Generally they’re books that have yet to be released. It’s based on Waiting on Wednesday, hosted by the fabulous Jill at Breaking the Spine.

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Top Ten Tuesday #2: Questions I Would Ask My Favorite Authors

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.

This week’s topic required quite a bit of thought. There were a few ways to go with creating a list of questions for authors. I decided to take a fun approach with creative questions that could apply to any one of my favorite authors.

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Memorable Moments: The Dimpleverse Series

Happy Monday, dear friends! Today I’m going to share with all of you some of my favorite scenes from the Dimpleverse series by Sandhya Menon. The Dimpleverse includes When Dimple Met Rishi, There’s Something About Sweetie, and 10 Things I Hate About Pinky. I have reviews for each of the books which you can read here.

Let me tell you, it was really hard to choose ten memorable moments from all three books. I pretty much love these books in their entirety and every moment is a favorite one. But somehow I was able to narrow it down to this list. I hope you enjoy it!

Also, you’ve been warned. If you haven’t read the Dimpleverse books then turn away now!! Come back later to read this post. 😀

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Backlist Blast #2: Always Never Yours

Hello, friends! I’m trying out another new blog meme today called Backlist Blast.

Backlist Blast is a weekly book meme which was created by Milana @ A Couple Reads and Flavia @ Flavia the Bibliophile, and is meant to encourage book bloggers to feature and talk about backlist books (meaning books that were published 6 months before your post goes live, or earlier). The main purpose of this meme is to talk about those books and get excited about them (and ideally pick them up and read them). Another purpose is for readers to find out about awesome backlist books that they might have never heard of before!

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Can’t-Wait Wednesday #4: The Other Side of the Sky

Hello, friends! I thought I would hop on the blog meme train with Can’t-Wait Wednesday.

Can’t-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Wishful Endings, to spotlight and discuss the books we’re excited about that we have yet to read. Generally they’re books that have yet to be released. It’s based on Waiting on Wednesday, hosted by the fabulous Jill at Breaking the Spine.

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Book Review: Court of Lions by Somaiya Daud

Hello friends! Today I’ll be reviewing Court of Lions by Somaiya Daud. It is the conclusion to the Mirage duology and is teeming with political maneuvering, rebellion, star crossed romance, and women leading the charge for liberation. For more about Mirage, read our book discussion here.

Before I dive into my review, here is a brief summary of what Court of Lions is about.

Court of Lions synopsis:

On a planet on the brink of revolution, Amani has been forced into isolation. She’s been torn from the boy she loves and has given up contact with her fellow rebels to protect her family. In taking risks for the rebel cause, Amani may have lost Maram’s trust forever. But the princess is more complex than she seems, and now Amani is once more at her capricious nature. One wrong move could see her executed for high treason.

On the eve of Maram’s marriage to Idris comes an unexpected proposal: in exchange for taking her place in the festivities, Maram will keep Amani’s rebel associations a secret. Alone and desperate, Amani is thrust into the center of the court, navigating the dangerous factions on the princess’s behalf. But the court is not what she expects. As a risky plan grows in her mind, and with the rebels poised to make their stand, Amani begins to believe her world might have a future. But every choice she makes comes with a cost. Can Amani risk the ones she loves the most for a war she’s not sure she can win?

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