Thursday, August 11, 2022

Review: Welcome to Shadowhunter Academy (Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy #1) by Cassandra Clare & Sarah Rees Brennan

Title: Welcome to Shadowhunter Academy

Series: Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy #1

Previous series: The Mortal Instruments

Authors: Cassandra Clare & Sarah Rees Brennan

Publication date: February 2015

Published by: Margaret K. McElderry Books

Source: Own hardcover

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Synopsis: After living as a Mundane and a Vampire, Simon never thought he would become a Shadowhunter, but today he begins his training at Shadowhunter Academy.

My rating: ★★★★★

Simon is going to Shadowhunter Academy! We start the story off with Simon saying goodbye to the gang in New York, and omg did I love the banter! Jace being a jerk and messing with Simon, telling him about things that never actually happened... The Alec thing 🤣 I love him!

Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Review: See You Yesterday by Rachel Lynn Solomon

Title: See You Yesterday

Author: Rachel Lynn Solomon

Publication date: May 17th 2022

Published by: Simon Schuster Books for Young Readers

Source: eARC from publisher via Netgalley

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Synopsis: Barrett Bloom is hoping college will be a fresh start after a messy high school experience. But when school begins on September 21st, everything goes wrong. She’s humiliated by the know-it-all in her physics class, she botches her interview for the college paper, and at a party that night, she accidentally sets a frat on fire. She panics and flees, and when she realizes her roommate locked her out of their dorm, she falls asleep in the common room.

The next morning, Barrett’s perplexed to find herself back in her dorm room bed, no longer smelling of ashes and crushed dreams. It’s September 21st. Again. And after a confrontation with Miles, the guy from Physics 101, she learns she’s not alone—he’s been trapped for months.

When her attempts to fix her timeline fail, she agrees to work with Miles to find a way out. Soon they’re exploring the mysterious underbelly of the university and going on wild, romantic adventures. As they start falling for each other, they face the universe’s biggest unanswered question yet: what happens to their relationship if they finally make it to tomorrow?

My rating: ★★★★☆

You guys know I’m not much of a contemporary romance reader, but every once in a while, I get in the mood for one. It’s rare—it happens like once or twice a year, but it DOES happen 😆 And this year I came across See You Yesterday and I knew I needed to read it! I love horror movies and slashers, and one of my favorite movies is Happy Death Day which, like this book, is very reminiscent of the movie Groundhog Day, and this book reminded me of those movies. And let me tell you, I really enjoyed this book! Look at me expanding my horizons 😆

Sunday, August 7, 2022

Sunday Post #310: Finally Back Home

Welcome to The Sunday Post hosted by Kimba @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer, where I talk about what is going on in life and the blog, and show you all the bookish things I got that week!

Saturday, August 6, 2022

My Life in Books: 2019

This tag was created by Annabookbel! And I know I'm, like, years late, but it's fine 😅

Using only books you have read this year (2019), answer these questions. Try not to repeat a book title. (Links in the titles will take you to my reviews)

I am not tagging anyone in particular, but feel free to do it yourself if you'd like! I'd love to see your answers! 😁