Book Review : The Brightsiders

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Thanks to Macmillan International for sending me a review copy of The Brightsiders, this hadn’t influenced my review or rating in any way. 

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The Brightsiders marks my second buddy-read with the amazing Marie @Drizzle and Hurricane Books and it was a lovely experience as always.

I had some issues getting into this, but I slowly got to love all the characters and root for them to be happy. This book is amazingly diverse, Emmy (our protagonist) is bisexual, Alfie (the love interest) is pansexual, genderqueer and suffers from social anxiety, Ryan (their bandmate) is also bisexual and Korean-American and Emmy’s best friend, Chloe is black and non-binary (uses they/them pronouns).

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ARC Review : The Game Can’t Love You Back

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★★★☆☆

(2.5 stars) 

 I was super excited to read this book when I first got it. I don’t think I talk about it a lot, but I absolutely adore sport romances. I love Zapata’s books, but I read very few sport romances in the young adult genre. Therefore, I was super hyped about this one!

Sadly, I had some serious issues with this one. 

Our two protagonists, Eve and Jamie, are thrown into the same baseball team due to an accident at Eve’s school (her school closes and all her classmates are relocated at Jamie’s school). They are super competitive because each one of them was a huge star in their respective team and now they kind of have to compete for the spotlight and for a sports award as well.

And while they competed for those things, I was there, rooting for absolutely no one. 

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ARC Review : Bound to You

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★★★☆☆

Thanks to Macmillan US for providing me with this copy of Bound to You, this hadn’t affected my review or rating in any way.

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I was looking forward to reading this book, I really hoped it was going to be a five star because it started out very well and the pacing was perfect, but some things just didn’t work for me.

I still think the book was lots of fun, I enjoyed most of it and I’m sure many of you will love Bound to You.

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ARC Review : To Kill a Kingdom

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★★★★★

I want to thank Macmillan US for providing me with this copy of To Kill a Kingdom, this hadn’t influenced my rating or my review in any way.

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I remember reading the blurb of this book and thinking ‘oh, god, I really need to read this’ and boy, was I right.

This book has badass, cold-blooded sirens, PIRATES, a slow-burn hate-to-love romance (i cry) and so much banter. If you aren’t already intrigued or dying to read the book, I’m seriously worried for you. WHAT ELSE DO YOU NEED?

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