The Bane Chronicles: The Midnight Heir

The One that we didn’t see coming and after we read it, we fell in love with yet another Herondale boy.

The Bane Chronicles Book 4

Authors: Cassandra Clare & Sarah Rees Brennan

Genre: Fantasy, YA, Short Story, Magic, Urban.

Hello, dearies! Now, this one, wow. It’s one of my favourites in this collection. 🙂

It was supposed to be an easy one because I loved it, but thinking about the story, I remembered what it means for the rest of the shadowhunter world, and how anything I say may affect the story on the books that came after.

Mild spoilers ahead, you’ve been warned. 🖍️

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February Recommended List for Heartbreaks and Swoons

“Once you dissolve dye in water, you can’t take it back out. It’s like that. I can’t take you out of me. It means cutting out my heart, and I don’t like myself without my heart, I know that now.”
Queen of Air and Darkness

Hello, dearies! Is February, can you believe it?

I can. I think that January passed by slowly and at the same time not. Perhaps that means this year will be kinder to us than the past two.

Last time I went with the couples we idealise, but this February 2022, I decided to share some of the books that have broken my heart and some that had made me swoon because there is always those with the HEA and those that leave you crying on the floor. And there are some which have both of these features, they break you and patch you up again in the same book, a rollercoaster because, why not?

Let’s get started. 😊

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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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The Alchemist

“And, when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.”

Portuguese: O Alquimista

Spanish: El Alquimista

Author: Paulo Coelho

Genre: Fiction, Classics, Fantasy, Philosophy, Inspirational

Hello, dearies! 📚 🙂 I trust this new January is going superb for you or that February will bring in new things.

This one is not a review perse. It’s more of an I’ve-read-it-before, and I cannot talk about specifics or how a certain line was my absolute favourite, and the reason is that The Alchemist is one of those books that I read years ago, like ages, aeons ago.

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5 Christmas-related Books for this December

What’s Christmas without a little light reading about Christmas? 🎁 🎄

Hello, dearies!

Is December going well? Every day seems to get colder over here, but we don’t have snow so it’s only that, cold, cold, cold. 🧣🥶

Today, I decided to bring a little Christmas back as I did in 2020, though I did this in 2018 as well, they were not all related to Christmas, you can still check those out and maybe find another good read that you haven’t seen before.

Okay, let’s start with this 2021 Christmas-related book recommendations. Oh, they are not from this year but I saw this time around and thought they looked interested enough.

Note: This post contains affiliate links, which means I get a tiny commission if you get one of the books, but the prices do not change for you. Thank you for understanding.

To get the book you liked best, click on the red button. 🖱️

Finding Christmas

By Victoria Schwimley

Dr. Lauren Spencer is missing something in her life. Her medical practice has become mundane and ordinary. Her children are growing older, and her husband is rarely home anymore–since he got a promotion at work. Frustrated on Christmas Eve, after her “thoughtless” husband sent her to the department store for a last minute gift for his boss, Lauren engages in an altercation that will change her life.

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Deck the Hearts

By Rachelle Ayala

Opposites attract and sparks fly in the delightful small town of Christmas Creek.

Holly Jolly lives for Christmas. It’s the only time of the year, as far as she’s concerned.

Gordon Gills doesn’t need a reason to hate the holiday season. He doesn’t see the point.

Gordon returns to the mansion he inherited and finds Holly making a mess with her Christmas decorations. Unfortunately, his great-aunt’s will stipulates that he must make merry every Christmas if he wants to keep his inheritance.

Holly is determined to infect the grouchy Gordon with every dose of Christmas cheer she can muster and show him what Christmas is really about.

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Fool Me Twice at Christmas (A Fake Engagement, Small Town, Holiday Romantic Comedy)

By Camilla Isley

There are two types of relationships: fake and real.

Chuck and Kate’s used to be real, oh-so-real. But after she broke his heart four months ago, leaving him, it became all just pretense for the sake of their entwined families.

With parents who are best friends and business partners, it’s not easy for Chuck and Kate to announce they’ve split up. But with the holidays looming over them, they can no longer keep pretending.

Chuck and Kate head home for Christmas, determined to tell the truth—and end up accidentally engaged instead. The more they try to pull apart, the more the Universe seems to push them back together, shortening the road to the altar. And when just-for-show kisses stir up forgotten feelings, things get even more complicated.

Now, with the midnight hour approaching, will Chuck and Kate’s relationship turn out to be fake or real?

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Blame It on the Mistletoe

by Beth Garrod

Elle is a social medial star with the #DreamLife…or so it seems. Determined to shake up her content and gain new followers, she’s on a mission: can she find a British fan to swap with for Christmas?

Holly loves everything about Christmas. But after a mortifying mistletoe disaster with her ex, her perfect plans unravel like a bad Christmas sweater. Can Holly save the holidays when she switches places with favorite social media influencer?

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On Christmas Avenue: A Christmas Romance From Hallmark Publishing

by Ginny Baird

Everybody loves a parade!
Well, everybody except Evan…

Evan, the county sheriff, knows that businesses are struggling in the small town of Clark Creek. But unlike the mayor—who happens to be his mother—he doesn’t think that hiring a “Christmas Consultant,” whatever that is, will help. Especially when this Christmas Consultant proposes a holiday parade that seems likely to overwhelm his staff and leave the town in even more debt.

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That’s it for now, dearies! I trust there is something good in there for all of you, even if it’s just one book. 📕

Like and share if you’re in the mood, or if you want others to know about these books. 📚 Thank you for reading and I hope you come back.

Happy Reading! 🎄

What’s up, December?

Wow! First Day of the Last Month of this 2021.

Happy December, dearies! I trust this one started full of reading and happy thoughts for everyone.

Since it’s already here, then we might as well make the best of it, right? No point in crying over spill potion. As 2022 comes closer and closer, it has become increasingly and shockingly obvious that all the books I was supposed to read this time around did not happen. I had a few difficult months and still going through it all, but have decided to keep going. 💪

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The Last Mermaid

“Who are you?” he asked, keeping his voice gentle, although she still showed no sign of fear.
“The keeper of this isle,” the lady replied”

Author: Shana Abe

⭐⭐⭐⭐

Genre: Romance, Fantasy, Mythology, Historical

Happy Friday, dearies! Are you ready for the weekend? I am! 📕

Today, I cannot really say how this one about The Last Mermaid will go, but I have some notes that I’ll share after reading each part of this book. I must confess that for a while, I seriously considered giving it 2-3 stars because I was confused and it took me a while to finish it, but then Shana did what she does best when I’m reading her books, she managed to catch my attention each freaking time that a book part would end, oh, sorry, this one is divided in three Books (Short stories) but as it turns out they’re all related. 

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OneWord Book Challenge

Hello, dearies! 

How’s the week so far? Halloween is around the corner, and I decided to come in with a little challenge that I found on Instagram, another, yes. 

This time around is for the OneWord, the challenge is supposed to be a stack of books with One Word titles, but I am doing it here, and what do you know? I have a list of book titles that are one word and from one series, cool? I think so, but I’ll include other titles too, even if I love this particular series. 

Here we go. 📚

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2011 Reads

Hey there, dearies!

Last time I did this was for 2009, and that brought memories, this time will be different since I don’t recall what I was reading in 2011 but I can take a guess. Why don’t I recall? Because I was probably still reading other books from previous years or doing some re-reading, or probably reading something from the 1800’s.

But there were some books that came out in 2011 and we might feel a little old while remembering what they were because it’s been 10 years since that time. Yes, this is 2021 so 10 years! I know!

Let’s get this party started, I’ll also tell you, which ones I did read.

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5 eBooks for 0.99 or Less

Hello, dearies!

Here we are again! Another one on books that are 0.99 or Free, isn’t that great? A world where we can get a book for less than a dollar. I found some that are related to  👻 Halloween too, just in time for that fabulous holiday, day after my birthday too, just a fun fact there.

Hope you can find a new read for October 31st, I will be adding some of these to my endless TBR.

Let’s get started.

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