how to fail at flirting, by denise williams: a beautiful story about healing and finding love (arc review)

How to Fail at Flirting, by Denise Williams Published by Berkley (December 1st, 2020) Genre: Adult Romance, Contemporary Goodreads ★★★★.5 One daring to-do list and a crash course in flirtation turn a Type A overachiever’s world upside down. When her flailing department lands on the university's chopping block, Professor Naya Turner’s friends convince her to …

a hopefully helpful guide to requesting ARCs and review copies (where to start and how to do it)

today, i decided to write a post about requesting ARCs on netgalley and edelweiss instead of actually catching up all the ARCs i have to read or studying for my finals. is it productive? maybe? i don’t know? i don’t care? as a bookish content creator, ARCs are part of what i do. of course, …

BLOG TOUR: Court of Lions, by somaiya daud (review + a little piece on why this series means so much to me)

Court of Lions (Mirage #2), by somaiya daud Published by Flatiron Books (August 6th, 2020) Genre: Science Fiction, Young Adult Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Book Depository | IndieBound Two identical girls, one a princess, the other a rebel. Who will rule the empire? After being swept up into the brutal Vathek …

i finally read the dimple and rishi series by sandhya menon, and these are my thoughts

since i am stuck home and clearly not studying because i’ve decided to live in total denial of something called college, i spend most of my days reading books and/or talking about them. i also spend a lot of time on booktube, watching vlogs which are my favorite thing ever. so yeah, my life pretty …

i read chain of gold by cassandra clare and i am now in deep pain (a call for help)

♡ Chain of Gold (The Last Hours #1), by Cassandra Clare ♡ Published by Margaret K. McElderry Books (March 2nd, 2020) ♡ Genre: Fantasy, YA, Romance ♡ Goodreads ♡ Book Depository ♡ Chain of Gold is the first novel in a new trilogy that stars the Shadowhunters of Edwardian London. Welcome to Edwardian London, a time …

REVIEW: the worst best man, by mia sosa

♡ The Worst Best Man, by Mia Sosa ♡ Published by Avon (February 4th, 2020) ♡ Genre: Adult Contemporary, Romance, Fiction ♡ Goodreads ★★★★☆ Critically acclaimed author Mia Sosa delivers a sassy, steamy enemies-to-lovers romantic comedy about a woman whose new job requires her to work side-by-side with the best man who ruined her wedding: …

REVIEW: her royal highness, by rachel hawkins

♡ Her Royal Highness (Royals #2), by Rachel Hawkins ♡ Published by G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers (May 7th, 2019) ♡ Genre: YA, Contemporary, Romance, Sapphic ♡ Goodreads ★★★★☆ Millie Quint is devastated when she discovers that her sort-of-best friend/sort-of-girlfriend has been kissing someone else. And because Millie cannot stand the thought of …

a blogger/reviewer’s guide to book reviews (what to include, type of reviews, and more!)

well, well, well, guess who has come for another guide. (okay, i KNOW i write too many of these. i feel like half of my posts are guides. but i just have so many ideas so you'll have to bear with me.) book reviews can be exhausting, time-consuming (oh boi the time it takes me …