April Wrap-Up

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Hello fellow booklovers! I’ve been avoiding doing this wrap-up because I don’t think I did that well in April. I was busy with LIFE in general and had all these events and also got a new puppy. So… I was only able to finish 6 books. I am also now 7 books behind my Goodreads Challenge and barely made a dent on my Netgalley TBR. I did really enjoy all the books I read, so that’s definitely a good thing.

Without further ado, let’s take a look at all the books I read this month. 


 

Fighting Fate (Joining of the Souls #2) by Shaila Patel

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 BREATHTAKING, HEARTFELT, AND A LOT OF FUN

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Fighting Fate was even more breathtaking, heart-wrenching and completely electrifying than the Soulmated! Shaila Patel without a doubt knows how to create the best emotional chaos that will have you undeniably hooked turning page after page after page. It’s undeniably fascinating, romantic, thrilling, and so heartfelt leaving you breathless and impatiently waiting for the next installment.

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Ace of Shades by Amanda Foody

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SINFULLY EXCITING AND FUN

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I had such a great time reading this book. The world building intrigued me from the very beginning. It was creative, mesmerizing, and whimsical! Although there were a few confusing parts here and there, I really enjoyed reading about the different kingdoms, gangs, talents and basically just everything that existed in the City of Sin.

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Sinister Love (Dark Intentions Duet #2) by T.L. Smith

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Satisfyingly Sexy, Deliciously Dark, and Amazingly Addictive

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his was such an agonizing but wonderfully affecting story — distorted, sinister, but so real and beautiful in its own way. Sinister Love was dark, exciting, intoxicating, and satisfyingly amazing! Even when I figured out the main plot twist in the end, I was not expecting T.L. Smith to drop another bombshell. I just love stories that do that. You think you have it all figured out and you’re feeling pretty good… then bam — the author sneaks in one more crazy surprise that you never saw coming. This series may not be for everyone, but if you dare to read outside your comfort zone then add this to your TBR. You might just be surprised and end up falling in love just like I did.

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Barefoot Chaos (Beach Squad Series #3) by Marika Ray

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(4.25 Stars) Chaotically Swoony, Sweet and Delightfully Entertaining

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Barefoot Chaos by Marika Ray is a pleasantly fun read that will make you laugh, aww, and smile. It’s lighthearted, funny, romantic, and satisfyingly entertaining until the end. I’m definitely crossing my fingers for more books in the Beach Squad series.

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A Prom to Remember by Sandy Hall

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(3.75 Stars)   DELIGHTFULLY CUTE, FUN, AND ADORABLE

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Overall, A PROM TO REMEMBER by Sandy Hall was a quick, fluffy, and cute read. I did have a minor issue with the multiple POVs, but I still had a great time reading this book. I really liked the fun friendships, charming characters, cute couples, diverse representation and lighthearted teen drama.

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Traveler (Starstruck Series #3) by S.E. Anderson

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INFINITELY SO MUCH FUN THAT LEFT ME WANTING MORE

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I didn’t think it was possible to fall deeper in love with a series, but that’s exactly what happened with the Starstruck Saga. S.E. Anderson is simply brilliant and once again had me completely hooked from beginning to end. This book is hands down my favorite so far. I traveled to fascinating destinations, met new characters that were quirky and fun, and saw the awesome trio take on the universe once again. But what I loved most about Traveler was how admist all the chaos, mishaps, twists and turns, Anderson managed to incorporate some real life issues… Issues that are actually very present right now in the real world. addongoodreads


How did you do with your April TBR? What was your favorite book? Have you read any of these books? Any recommendations for me?

Let me know in the comments down below!

sincerelykarenjoendsign

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March Wrap – Up

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Hello bookish friends! I hope you all had a wonderful reading month. I actually did pretty well considering I was also so busy prepping for my Mom’s 60th Masquerade Party. I was able to read 10 books which has been the most I’ve read in a month this year. I’d say that’s an awesome progress. I’m still 4 books behind my Goodreads challenge though and my Netgalley feedback ratio is not where I want it to be, but I think I’ll catch up soon enough. I also enjoyed the books I read with just one exception… but most were 5 stars and I really LOVED some of them so yay!

So, without further ado, let’s take a look at all the books I read this month.

Remember to click the book titles to read my reviews and view the posts. 


The Book of Whispers by Kimberley Starr

1 ★ –   DNF, NOT FOR ME

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So, this was unfortunately a DNF for me. I really hate not finishing a book….The Book of Whispers by Kimberley Starr had an intriguing premise, but sadly, I just did not find anything exciting about the story. I tried to read this a few times, but it never did work out.

Smoke and Ruin by Tiffany Duane

4.5 ★ – Breathtaking Conclusion

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I really enjoyed this series and Smoke and Ruin was a fantastic conclusion. I should have had my review up for this already, but I’m a bit all over the place and I did accidentally delete it, so I’m hoping to post it sometime this week or next. I will say this though, I didn’t love it as much as Curses and Ash though. It was still pretty amazing and thrilling.

A Kiss in the Dark by Gina Ciocca

4.5 ★ – ADORABLE AND WONDERFULLY SWOONY

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With a mixture of drama, mystery, romance and humor, this book had me positively entertained throughout the entire time. There are so many things I loved about this book – great friendships, lovable characters, sweet romances, and important life lessons. I truly enjoyed this novel and my heart was so full of happy with how Ciocca beautifully ended the story.

All the Wrong Chords by Christine Hurley Deriso

4★ – HEARTFELT AND SWEET

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Within the first few chapters, this book had me feeling all kinds of happy. It’s a heartfelt story that will make you smile, fall in love, hope and have an amazingly good time.

Distorted Love by T.L. Smith

5 ★ – Satisfyingly Sexy, Deliciously Dark, and Amazingly Addictive

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This book was dark, twisted, and disturbing, but I devoured it in less than 24 hours.  Distorted Love left my heart broken and barely beating, but I can’t seem to let it go. T.L. Smith is such a brilliant writer who knows just how to tease, seduce, and reel you in. Once you have a taste, you’ll keep coming back for more. As soon as I finished reading, I immediately requested for Sinister Love and hoped I would get approved.

Our Dark Stars by Audrey Grey and Krystal Wade

5 ★ – An Incredibly Entertaining and Fascinating Read

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So head over heels in love with this book! Such a blast and amazingly delightful read! There’s plenty of action, drama, conflict, and a cute swoony romance that had me completely glued to the pages. I really wish this was a series because I want more and I do think there could be another book or two… but the ending was more than satisfying and definitely left a huge smile on my face.

This Heart of Mine by C.C. Hunter

4 ★ – Emotionally Heartwarming

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Had tears in my eyes several times. Some parts dragged and the ending was just okay. Overall, I enjoyed the story and can’t wait to check out more books from this author. Full review to come.

Recovered by Jay Crownover

5 ★ –  So Achingly Beautiful and Addictive

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Recovered was such an intense, sexy, and amazingly affecting story. Jay Crownover managed to reel me in from the very first page and made me feel so many different emotions – love, helplessness, sadness, guilt, anger, confusion, hope, beauty, and SOOO MUCH MORE. This book was dangerously, but wonderfully addictive that I found it extremely difficult to put the book down.

Beach B!tch by Marika Ray

4 ★ – Charming, Sweet and Wonderfully Entertaining

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Beach B!tch is definitely a fun kickass beach read! While the story dealt with some serious issues, there were plenty of sweet moments, delicious flirting, heartwarming friendships, swoony romances, and awesome twists and turns.

Bad Business by Nicole Edwards

3.75 rounded to 4 ★ -Steamy, Hilarious and Fun

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So, this was the last book I finished in March and it was surprisingly really good. I started reading in February, but somehow was not in the mood for it. About a week or so ago, I decided to give it another try…again and it was pretty entertaining.  The story was funny, interesting, and absolutely sexy. Full review will be posted soon — Might even be today…


Sooo, how did you do with your March TBR? What was your favorite book? Have you read any of these books? Any recommendations for me?

Let me know in the comments down below and have a fantastic week!

sincerelykarenjoendsign

Can’t Wait March 2018 Releases

Hello wonderful bookish friends! I can’t believe it’s already March. I was feeling really good about this month, and then BAM! I got super sick. I had so much planned last weekend, but I was in bed the whole time with body aches and chills and a bad cough. Ughh it was absolutely terrible. I’m still feeling blah, but good enough to work so that’s where I am. Working. Anyway, I thought I’d talk about the books I’m really excited for this month. All these books sound so amazing and I just don’t know how in the world I’m going to read everything. For sure, I’ll be reading Restore Me by Tahereh Mafi as soon as I finish all the blog tours I signed up for. I need me some WARNER time!!! Okay, let’s take a look what else made my list!

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I’m actually reading an eARC of this right now and so far it’s pretty good!

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March 20, 2018

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March 22, 2018

Longshot

March 27, 2018

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What are some books you’re excited for this month? If I missed anything let me know so I can add it on my TBR!

Have a great day!

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