[Review] City of Villains by Esther Laure

★★★☆☆

fantasy | yound adult | mystery

Mary Elizabeth Heart is a high school senior by day, but by night she’s an intern at the Monarch City police department. She watches with envy from behind a desk as detectives come and go, trying to contain the city’s growing crime rate. For years, tension has simmered between the city’s wealthy elite, and their plans to gentrify the decaying neighborhood called the Scar—once upon a time the epicenter of all things magic.

When the daughter of one of the city’s most powerful businessmen goes missing, Mary Elizabeth is thrilled when the Chief actually puts her on the case. But what begins as one missing person’s report soon multiplies, leading her down the rabbit hole of a city in turmoil. There she finds a girl with horns, a boyfriend with secrets, and what seems to be a sea monster lurking in a poison lake. As the mystery circles closer to home, Mary finds herself caught in the fight between those who once had magic, and those who will do anything to bring it back.

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Everything Within and In Between by Nikki Barthelmess

For Ri Fernández’s entire life, she’s been told, “We live in America and we speak English.” Raised by her strict Mexican grandma, Ri has never been allowed to learn Spanish. What’s more, her grandma has always pushed Ri away from the neighborhood they call home and toward her best friend’s world of mansions and country clubs in the hopes that it’ll bring Ri closer to achieving the “American Dream.”

In her most private thoughts, Ri has always believed that her mother, who disappeared when she was young, would accept her exactly how she is. So when Ri finds a secret unanswered letter from her mom begging for a visit, Ri decides to reclaim what her grandma kept from her: a language and a mother. But nothing goes as planned. Her mom isn’t who Ri imagined she would be. And Ri’s struggling to navigate the different interweaving threads of her mixed heritage that make her who she is. Nobody has any idea of who Ri really is—not even Ri, herself.

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[Review] Lost in the Never Woods by Aiden Thomas

★★★☆☆

young adult | retelling | mystery

It’s been five years since Wendy and her two brothers went missing in the woods, but when the town’s children start to disappear, the questions surrounding her brothers’ mysterious circumstances are brought back into light. Attempting to flee her past, Wendy almost runs over an unconscious boy lying in the middle of the road, and gets pulled into the mystery haunting the town.

Peter, a boy she thought lived only in her stories, claims that if they don’t do something, the missing children will meet the same fate as her brothers. In order to find them and rescue the missing kids, Wendy must confront what’s waiting for her in the woods.

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Quaterly TBR [Oct-Nov-Dec]

Hallo everyone!

Recently I feel like I have been picking myself up from the reading slump little by little and have picked up some books these last few months. However, it’s hard to know how long it will last and if I’ll even be able to finish the books I’m currently reading. Some of them already feel like too much, while others I still have a good feeling about.

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June Wrap Up + Mini Reviews!

We’re at the end of June and I can’t believe time passed so fast?! Just yesterday I was posting my May wrap up and posting my TBR for the month. But we are at the end of Pride Month! This was a good reading month, I had a good beginning and the crossed my fingers to not get on a reading slump because I was doing amazing.

I was participating on the Olympic Games Readathon but as you will se below… I did not read the books I was planning to. However, I still somehow completed the prompts! I didn’t even realized it until I was doing to post.

Today I’m also going to add a mini review to those books that don’t have a review post for them. So, let’s get down to the list!

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Mid Year Book Freak Out Tag

It is JUNE! I mean, it has been for over a week now but you know what I mean. This year has felt like it’s going by so fast and so eternally slow that I don’t know how to feel about it. Before we know it it’ll be September and the year will be pretty much gone. The year 2020 is one that will definitely leave a mark not only in our lives, but in the whole world. Things are happening, people are moving and there is hope that change will happen in our society.

If I’m honest, I’ve always wanted to do a mid-year book freak out tag. They always seem fun! Unfortunately, my reading habits haven’t always been the best and I was not even part of the book community, so sharing this type of stuff seemed weird.

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May Wrap Up!

Man… May was such a difficult month. This month has been a big no-no for my ebook reading, I just find it impossible to concentrate in them! I started so many ebooks (currently reading 6!) this month and I believe only finished one. Otherwise, I could only stick to physical books to hold my attention. I don’t really think that it has to do with the book themselves, I’m probably just tired of looking at my phone so much these days.

However, I was still able to make a little dent on my TBR this month! Let’s see what I read this month, shall we?

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[Review and Book Tour] The Loss of Some Detail by Mandi Martin

★★★★☆

historical fiction

published by Clink Street Publishing

Summary: Forget all you know, for all you know might well be false.
That is how is often seems to asylum worker James Grey as he tends to the patients abandoned to Oculus Mentis, an austere asylum lost to the world. His day to day quite literally forgettable.
Until now.
Slowly the world around him starts to change. Plagued by lucid dreams, a haunting drawing and visions of a pleading female he feels his mind is dissolving.
Aided by the enigmatic Silas and silent Marianne he seeks to solve the mysteries that are tormenting him.

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10 Book Series I Want to Read

I have a complicated relationship with book series. I love it when the story just continues and I have more to read about characters and worlds I love, but I find it difficult to actually finish them. I believe there are only three finished series on my Read shelf and from over a year ago! It’s just… new series are getting released and I find myself starting a new one everytime.

This year one of my reading goals is to actually catch up or finish some of the series that I have already started. No promises on not starting new ones, considering my copy for All the Stars and Teeth arrived recently and I’m dying to read it; but, I actually wanted to share with you some of the series I plan on reading and would like to know your opinions on some of them!

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