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Before She Ignites: An Interview with Jodi Meadows

Before She Ignites (Fallen Isles Trilogy #1) by Jodi Meadows 496 pages Expected publication: September 12th, 2017 Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books Synopsis: Before Mira Minkoba is the Hopebearer. Since the day she was born, she’s been told she’s special. Important. Perfect. She’s known across the Fallen Isles not just for her beauty, but for the Mira Treaty named after her, a peace agreement which united the seven islands against their enemies on the mainland. But Mira has never felt as perfect as everyone says. She counts compulsively. She struggles with crippling anxiety. And she’s far too interested in dragons for a girl of her station. After Then Mira discovers an explosive secret that challenges everything she and the Treaty stand for. Betrayed by the very people she spent...

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Waiting on Wednesday #12

  Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly post that allows book bloggers to share books we're waiting for - Hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. Each Wednesday I'm going to share with you a book that I can't wait to add to my collection! I mean, who cares if my TBR is going to collapse and fall on me. It would be a beautiful sight.   This Wednesday I'm waiting on   Title: Now I Rise Author: Kiersten White Release Date: June 27th, 2017 Publisher: Delacorte Press   Synopsis from Goodreads Lada Dracul has no allies. No throne. All she has is what she’s always had: herself. After failing to secure the Wallachian throne, Lada is out to punish anyone who dares to cross her blood-strewn path. Filled with a white-hot rage, she...

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Of Love and Loss – Triumph Over Your Inner Demons

Mental Health Monday is a weekly post from bloggers, authors and everyday people who wish to share their mental health stories and struggles. I also share reviews of books based around Mental Health, as well as my own personal experiences. Check out here for more information. This week's guest for Mental Health Monday is none other than my own beautiful sister. We've both had our fair share of struggle with mental health throughout the years, and I remember this time in her life so clearly. It's hard to watch someone you love battle the demons and walls that are being thrown in front of them. But man, did she ever put up a good fight. She kicked ass. So please, Enjoy this...

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When Dimple Met Rishi

When I found this book on the Teen table in Chapters, this was my reaction, including a large very loud gasp.     It was so loud that the woman next to me gave me the strangest look. #Sorrynotsorry I had my eye on this book for SO long. All of the early reviews were coming out and all of them really made me that much more excited to read it. So I grabbed it up and ran away back to my hotel room so I could sit in the AC and start. Adorable doesn't begin to explain how cute and wonderful this book was. Rishi and Dimple have one of those first love relationships that come with ups, downs, and doubts. That struggle within...

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Removing Yourself from Toxic People and Situations

Mental Health Monday is a weekly post from bloggers, authors and everyday people who wish to share their mental health stories and struggles. I also share reviews of books based around Mental Health, as well as my own personal experiences. Check out here for more information.   Guilt is quite the emotion for a human being to have. It lurks in the body and causes you to question every decision and action you've made in your life. It's like a virus making it's way through your body and mind, causing chaos within one's self. Guilt is something I struggle with on a daily basis but not because I did something wrong. It's because I did something right.   I found myself in a situation...

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I Flew to Toronto to Thank Sarah J Maas

I went on a crazy adventure this past weekend with my great friend Bruno from over at The YA Bibliobaron. It is one of my favorite adventures to date and I would do it over again in a heartbeat. Flying is one of my favorite things. It's such an incredible feeling getting out and seeing new things, meeting new people.   When I learned that Sarah J Maas was going to be in Toronto for a signing, I bought a flight to Toronto and counted down the days. I had known for a long time that I would fly anywhere in Canada to see her, be it Toronto or all the way out West. So on Saturday I hopped on a plane...

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Waiting on Wednesday #11

  Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly post that allows book bloggers to share books we're waiting for - Hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. Each Wednesday I'm going to share with you a book that I can't wait to add to my collection! I mean, who cares if my TBR is going to collapse and fall on me. It would be a beautiful sight.   This Wednesday I'm waiting on   Title: So Much I Want to Tell You: Letters to My Little Sister Author: Anna Akana Release Date: June 13th, 2017 Publisher: Ballantine Books   Synopsis from Goodreads In 2007, Anna Akana lost her teen sister, Kristina, to suicide. In the months that followed, she realized that the one thing helping her process her grief and begin to heal was comedy....

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Top Ten Tuesday – 10 Books Your Mom Would Love

Top Ten Tuesday is put on by the wonderful humans over at The Broke and Bookish. As a mom, one of my favorite things in the world to do is read. I love my kids, I love being a mother to them but sometimes I just need to disappear into a world other than my own; read about someone else's life and question everything I read. It's a great ME time activity that I enjoy so very much. Reading is a passion and love of mine. This week, I'm going to share with you 10 books that I recommend giving to your mom! I've tossed in a bunch of different books and genres to mix things up. Take a peek at the books I think...

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Waiting on Wednesday #10

  Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly post that allows book bloggers to share books we're waiting for - Hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. Each Wednesday I'm going to share with you a book that I can't wait to add to my collection! I mean, who cares if my TBR is going to collapse and fall on me. It would be a beautiful sight.   This Wednesday I'm waiting on   Title: When Dimple Met Rishi Author: Sandhya Menon Release Date: May 30th, 2017 Publisher: Simon Pulse   Synopsis from Goodreads A laugh-out-loud, heartfelt YA romantic comedy, told in alternating perspectives, about two Indian-American teens whose parents have arranged for them to be married. Dimple Shah has it all figured out. With graduation behind her, she’s more than ready for a break from her...

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I’m Back!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!     Okay. So, I know what you're thinking. It's May and not the new year but this is my first blog post of 2017! I'm a little late to the game but I took the beginning of the year to deal with some personal things and work on, not only my health but also my mental health. I've been reading quite a bit but not writing many reviews. That changes NOW! I'm so glad to be back to writing reviews and taking part in all things mental health and book related! I've missed it so much but I knew that I needed to work on a few things for me before I ventured back into the world of blogging. A lot has...

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