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 …

ARC REVIEW: guarding temptation, by talia hibbert

a digital ARC was provided to me in exchange of an honest review, this doesn’t affect my opinion in any way. Guarding Temptation, by Talia Hibbert Published by Nixon House (April 22nd, 2020) Genre: Adult Romance, Contemporary, Sensual/Steamy/Hot Romance Goodreads ★★★★★ Protective. Obsessive. And rough around the edges. James Foster knows the rules: you don’t …

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: …

a reflexion on the goodreads reading challenge (how far can it go?)

it’s that time of the year where most readers set a reading goal for the following twelve months. some want to read one book, others want to read 300. either way, the goodreads reading goal pushes you to read more... or at least that’s its initial purpose. because while it does push you to read …

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 …