A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder

“The people you love weren’t algebra: to be calculated, subtracted, or held at arm’s length across a decimal point.”

Book: A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder

Version: UK

Series: A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder #1

Author: Holly Jackson

Genre: Mystery, Young Adult, Thriller

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Hello, dearies!

Here’s another that I didn’t think I would create or read, but life has its turns and here we are.

I enjoyed Good Girl’s Guide to Murder, even when the YA part got a little exaggerated and I was fighting with the main character out aloud alone in my room.

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Horimiya

‘Kyoko Hori is a bright and popular high school student, in contrast to her classmate Izumi Miyamura, a gloomy and seemingly nerdy boy.’

ホリミヤ
(Horimiya)
by Hero, Daisuke Hagiwara (Artist)

A lovely one.

One of the first reviews I start with a one-liner I know already. 😄

Hello, dearies! 💖

Horimiya is one of those that I first watched the anime then read the manga, but it’s alright, you can do it like that as well, there’s not much difference in the story, except for the ending of the Manga, that’s a plus for us readers.

I’ll jump right in.

Bit of a spoiler if you don’t know about Horimiya, so be aware.

I really liked and enjoyed reading this one, the whole emo-looking guy act was the hook, but afterwards, it grew on me even if that main tidbit it’s not the main thing throughout the story.

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But what I really wanted to know with this one after watching the anime, and one of the reasons why I read the manga, is how it would end between Hori y Miyamura, just how their relationship would truly develop, and the other one I wanted more of was Yuki and Tooru, but not all my questions were answered there, just for the main ones though it was kind of a no-brainer that it’d go to a sort of happy ever after.

It took me some time to finish it, but I think it was because the Anime tried hard to stay true to the story and not stray too much as most adaptations do, examples? Card Captor Sakura, Junjou Romantica, or Sekaiichi Hatsukoi. Watch 2 episodes of those and then read the first volumes of the manga, and you’ll agree with me.

Though I know that it was first self-published on Hero’s website.

Back to Horimiya, is the story just as straightforward as the description gives it, as such:

Kyouko Hori is a popular high school girl, who, despite her ostentatious appearance, excels in academics, has a family-loving character and is a completely different person outside of school. One day, Hori meets someone else who also does not present his true self at school; her quiet, glasses-wearing classmate, Izumi Miyamura.

So, from that, you might go, meh, but you only have to watch episode 1 or read chapter 1 of the manga, and you’ll be into the story.

Izumi Miyamura

Recommended? Yes, I do. I think it’s one of those reads that you’ll have a fun time with, and you’ll be looking forward to each chapter eagerly.

That’s it for now, dearies! This one was one of my rambling ones but I hope you will pick a copy of Horimiya and/or share your thoughts once you have read it.

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I’ll try to post more this month, I’m sorry the past few months have been so yes-no, new-silence.

As usual, thank you for sticking to the end and reading this manga review, if you’d like me to recommend others, you can reach me on my social media. 💌📲

Happy Reading! 📖

Verity

“Most people come to New York to be discovered. The rest of us come here to hide.”

Author: Colleen Hoover

Genres: Thriller, Romance, Mystery, Dark, Adult

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Hello, dearies! 📖

First off, let me tell you a bit of what you’ll encounter in this book review for Verity because I feel like some warnings are necessary.

I gave it 4 stars to not give it 3 because that would affect the author, and I’m sure many love this book. And It’s not that I didn’t like it perse, but I didn’t enjoy it fully either. I gave it 4 out of 5 because it was well-written, and I thought, yes, I could read other books by this author.

But this review is honest, as honest it can be without giving away the ending. I’m warning now and will be warning you further ahead that there are spoilers in this review, many if you don’t want to know anything before reading Verity like me. I read it without even looking at the genres of it.

Let’s begin. 📝

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The Promise of Rain

‘They call him the Hound of Hell….’

Author: Shana Abe

Genre: Historical Romance, Enemy-to-Lover, Medieval Romance, Adult (sort of)

Happy Weekend, dearies! I hope you’re enjoying a great one.

Today I finished The Promise of Rain, and said, wow, the difference between reading an enjoyable book and when I don’t. Why? Because I read this one so fast, I couldn’t get enough of it, I had to finish it and know all their secrets. Unlike when I read The King’s Obsession, which I started last year and finished not long ago.

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Anne Boleyn: A King’s Obsession

It didn’t go quite as I expected.

Author: Alison Weir

Genre: Historial Fiction, Tudor Period, Adult, Romance (so-so)

3 ⭐+ 1

Happy Weekend, dearies!

I hope I will make this clear and not ramble on too much. My feelings about Anne Boleyn: A King’s Obsession are mixed, and I mean that for real. I had the highest of hopes for this book, and it did not turn out as I expected it to be.

Let’s begin. 📜

Spoilers ahead if you don’t know the story behind Anne Boleyn or The Tudor Family.

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Voyeur Series

“Complicated, shmomplicated,” she said, waving her hand. ”If you love her, you make it work.”

Author: Fiona Cole

Genre: Adult fiction. Romance. New Adult.

Where to start? I suppose from how I got here? Oh well, I first read the description for the sixth book in the series, Teacher, and was intrigued as hell, then I saw it was a whole series, and of course, I couldn’t read the last one first, so it began my journey.

The Voyeur Series has 6 books and a short story that you can read for free here.

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Beautiful Disaster

“It wasn’t just me, and it wasn’t just him, it was what we were together that was the exception.”
Many little quotes like this make it a great read.

Author: Jamie McGuire

Genre: Romance, New Adult, Contemporary, Fiction, YA

I cannot believe I don’t have a post for this one. And honestly, all that I remember is that I loved at the time, despite being kind of a regular one, a romance, yes, but no fantasy in there. Yet, it hooked me for a time. 💞

Now, there is a movie in the making, and for some reason, I am excited about it. I am not feeling the actors that much, but I want to watch. Filming ends this week, and Jamie has been giving us regular news on it, and it’s making me want to read the book again. There are two sides of Beautiful Disaster, from Abby’s point of view and from Travis’, and the one from Travis freaking Maddox was too much excitement. I mean, he is on my list of favourite male characters in books, so there I admit that bad boys do hold their appeal.

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The Duke and I

The Duke and I, the book that made it impossible for me to read anything else for a month and the one who I could have finished in two days.

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Author: Julia Quinn

Bridgertons Series Book 1

Genre: Romance, Historical Romance, Regency, Adult (sort of)

Guess what? This rarely happens to me, but it took me over a month to read The Duke and I, shocking! I know. 📖😵

And I finish half the book and a night and a morning, with some hours of sleep in between and also like an hour of work thrown in there. I mean, it’s outrageous to believe that for the whole of February, I didn’t feel the need to pick up the book, and when I did, I often put it down after a few pages because I would drift very often and not know what I was reading, the words would not compute. 

I’m sorry for this author, JQ, but maybe it’s something in her narrative, and I’m sorry for all the fans out there, but it’s the truth. Alright, alright. I will begin to talk a bit more about the plot and story and will also compare it with the Netflix show, I watched it before reading this. So… possible spoilers ahead.👀

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Midnight Sun

Twilight and Midnight Sun are pretty much the same but Ed and Bells have a way of getting on your nerves separately. Cool book.

Series: Twilight

Author: Stephenie Meyer

Get the book: Midnight Sun – Ebook or Hardcover

Let’s get this PoV started… I was so excited and I read with excitement up until some points at the end that had the capacity to slow my reading progress but at the same time I wanted to finish because I like the story as a whole, these books and movies were a big part of my life in the past and so I wanted to continue and see what Edward thought for sure, I didn’t expect him to be so mopey at times.

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Ghosts of the Shadow Market: Every Exquisite Thing

Author: Cassandra Clare & Maureen Johnson

From: Ghosts of the Shadow Market

Type: Short Story

Genre: Fantasy, Supernatural, Drama

I’ll be quick with this one, though I have a few pointed comments. Spoilers might be included if you have not read any of the Shadowhunter books or the TID trilogy.

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