ARC Review: Grim Lovelies by Megan Shepherd // 4 Reasons to Avoid this Book (Including Furries and Tragic Dead Gays)

Sometimes there are books that you wish you had never read and… this is one of them.

Hi, this is my second one-star book of the year and I couldn’t be more excited to rant about it!!

(I’m kidding. I don’t want to have this discussion. Why do books like these—books with tragic dead gays—still exist. In 2018?? 20GAYTEEN????)

I’m sad that this book didn’t turn out to be better than I expected, but unfortunately, this book just makes me extremely angry. Though I received the ARC in order to promote it, I cannot, in good conscience, do anything but speak out against it, and that’s what I’ll be doing today, by listing reasons why you should AVOID THIS BOOK as much as you can!!!

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Furyborn by Claire Legrand // Great Premise, Bad Execution, Bland Characters, and ?? Bi Rep [ARC Review]

There are books I can’t remember for the life of me, and there are books I wish I didn’t remember.

Furyborn is one of the latter.

I enjoyed parts of it? I hated others of it? I was confused about it, but also really bored, and I found it hard to actually care about it sometimes? (Which basically describes how I feel about myself.)

But I can say with all the confidence in me: my feelings towards Furyborn are not positive.

There are a lot of mixed reviews, so it’s possible that I just may be one of the people who didn’t like it, and you might be someone who loves it! But I really… did not enjoy it. So here’s a rant on the bland characters and the very unclear bi rep.

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Mini ARC Reviews: Girl Made of Stars (A New Favorite that Made me CRY) & Isle of Blood and Stone (Surprisingly Entertaining)

I love books that go beyond my expectations.

I mean, who doesn’t?? It means a lot tp ME, because usually, books end up being worse than I expected and I get hit by disappointment like no other.

But this time… IT WAS THE OTHER WAY AROUND.

I liked these books better than I thought I would??? Surprise!!

Girl Made of Stars was one of my most anticipated releases of the year (I saw that my request had been accepted at school and struggled not to scream) and it was even better than I had imagined. So SO GOOD.

And I honestly didn’t expect much out of Isle of Blood and Stone besides an average fantasy (especially since the beginning was slow) but it ended up surprising me and being much more entertaining than I’d suspected!!!

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An Enchantment of Ravens // So Much Potential, but an Overwhelming Romance (I’m so Salty) [ARC Review]

I am very very salty over An Enchantment of Ravens.

Did I expect to love it? Yes. Did I expect it to live up to the hype? Yes. Did I expect it to be worthy of the pretty cover and a great first ARC and a story about the intriguing world and NOT all romance? YES.

And did I get any of those things? NO.

Thus why I’m salty.

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As much as I hate to review an ARC so negatively, it’s important for me to get a review back to the publisher in exchange for receiving the (BEAUTIFUL) book for FREE, so here we go!

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Fantasy vs. Contemporary: Which is the “Better” Genre to Read???

In YA, you either like fantasy or contemporary better.

There’s no “I like both equally!”. You will always love one more than the other. Even just a little bit.

It’s okay, little mangoes??? You’ll survive this startling realization. But to help out with the shock, I’m also bringing to your attention this tiny little question:

Which genre is “better”?

Not “which genre do you like better?”. Which genre IS better??? Because we truly need to know which one is more beneficial to us as mangoes crazy bookworms human beings.

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