A Giveaway? A Giveaway! (five books for no money!!!)

It’s all in the title boi.

Yes, you heard read that correctly. A GIVEAWAY IS AFOOT. How exciting.

Even more exciting??? I PICKED OUT THE BOOKS. FIVE OF THEM. BASED ON A COMPLEX ALGORITHM OF PRETTY COVER + GOOD-SOUNDING SYNOPSIS + SOLID GOODREADS RATING = I’M INTO IT.

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The Night Circus Review: Or, nothing in this life will ever be good or easy

Synopsis: The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not. Within the black-and-white striped canvas tents is an utterly unique experience full of breathtaking amazements. It is called Le Cirque des Rêves, and it is only open at night.

But behind the scenes, a fierce competition is underway – a duel between two young magicians, Celia and Marco, who have been trained since childhood expressly for this purpose by their mercurial instructors. Unbeknownst to them, this is a game in which only one can be left standing, and the circus is but the stage for a remarkable battle of imagination and will. Despite themselves, however, Celia and Marco tumble headfirst into love – a deep, magical love that makes the lights flicker and the room grow warm whenever they so much as brush hands.

True love or not, the game must play out, and the fates of everyone involved, from the cast of extraordinary circus per­formers to the patrons, hang in the balance, suspended as precariously as the daring acrobats overhead.

Written in rich, seductive prose, this spell-casting novel is a feast for the senses and the heart.

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Devastatingly off-brand for me: Several Sunshine Blogger awards

Somehow, I have been nominated for the Sunshine Blogger Award nine times.

To which – I mean, I have to say – what in the goddamn world?

I may be the least sunshiney person in the mapped universe. This entire blog is me complaining and writing hate-filled one-star rants about people’s favorite books. Usually my favorite people’s favorite books. I crush dreams. My soul is obsidian black. I eat joy for breakfast.

So what are we doing here, guys?

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Warcross Review: I will never like anything ever; also I’m back

Synopsis: For the millions who log in every day, Warcross isn’t just a game—it’s a way of life. The obsession started ten years ago and its fan base now spans the globe, some eager to escape from reality and others hoping to make a profit. Struggling to make ends meet, teenage hacker Emika Chen works as a bounty hunter, tracking down players who bet on the game illegally. But the bounty hunting world is a competitive one, and survival has not been easy. Needing to make some quick cash, Emika takes a risk and hacks into the opening game of the international Warcross Championships—only to accidentally glitch herself into the action and become an overnight sensation.

Convinced she’s going to be arrested, Emika is shocked when instead she gets a call from the game’s creator, the elusive young billionaire Hideo Tanaka, with an irresistible offer. He needs a spy on the inside of this year’s tournament in order to uncover a security problem . . . and he wants Emika for the job. With no time to lose, Emika’s whisked off to Tokyo and thrust into a world of fame and fortune that she’s only dreamed of. But soon her investigation uncovers a sinister plot, with major consequences for the entire Warcross empire.

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Like a reading slump, but with, you know, everything

Hellooooooo outttttt thereeeeeeee.

This is probably going to be a really personal post? And, like, my entire body is revolting. Picture me trying to write this post except my fingers are tryna crank out one star reviews of their own volition. WHY AM I NOT STICKING TO WHAT I KNOW. How dare I disrespect my own carefully-cultivated brand like this.

Who knowsssss where this is going to go. But, like, not a good sign that I’m already trying to fill space by typing the same letter a bunch of times. Or timesssssssss, I should say.

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The ‘Nope’ Tag: Let’s talk about my most used word, and also books I guess

Hey pals!

It’s been a while again, but I’m just going to pretend it hasn’t been, because once more we are veering ever closer into every-post-begins-with-me-apologizing-for-who-I-am-as-a-person territory. And if you thought this blog couldn’t get more boring and repetitive, JUST YOU WATCH.

LET’S TALK ABOUT HOW PERFECT THIS TAG IS, OKAY?

First, I was tagged by not one, but two people. I know! It almost makes it seem like there are people who like me in this world. Like I may even have – dare I say – a social life.

Which I don’t, but still.

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Contemporary Reviews: Because reading this genre always goes so well for me

Whaddup whaddup. Happy Halloween!! I hope negative reviews are spooky enough for you.

Has it been too long since I’ve posted? Probably, right? It seems like a safe bet to assume I’m constantly going too long without posting. I’m really good with schedules and organization and efficiency and having my life together, you guys. Nothing is falling to total ruin around me as I pile more and more onto my plate, signing up for more and more things and handling none of them appropriately or anything like that. I didn’t skip a class this morning in order to sleep for four more hours or something.

Moving on.

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