Moonglow (Darkest London, #2) by Kristen Callihan

Moonglow (Darkest London, #2)Moonglow by Kristen Callihan
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Ok its official you ALL need to stop sleeping on the utter creativity and beauty this is Kristin Callihan; because this series is a notch above the rest.
4 **** ‘dark, paranormal, steampunk werewolf’stars

Her second installment in the incredibly creative “Darkest London” series is even more ingenious than the first one. Moonglow follows Miranda’s sister whom we met for a bit in the first book and she was HILARIOUS, everything she said had me literally cackling and her story is just as intense as her sister’s.
There is a rogue danger Were loose in Victorian London and he’s killing women who all have acquired the very specific blend of scents that Daisy made and sold to her perfumer. (Actually I think the perfumer sold her blend without her knowing)
Ian and Daisy meet when this were almost attacks her and then they very hesitantly band together to try and solve this mystery. Along the way they get to know each other more and we the reader get to fall deeper into this magical, steam punk London where things really aren’t what they seem.
I really enjoyed this! This series is really like a less dark and more romantic Penny Dreadful.

Daisy Ellis Craigmore was so unique!
She is what is called a nose which means that she has a superior sense of smell. So she uses her talents to make unique one of kind perfumes! Her talent is even up to snuff with that of Ian the werewolf. I loved her diverse interest! We mostly get HR heroines who love books or love being annoying but she was interesting.
Daisy was CURVY I can’t express how amazing this was to read! We don’t get enough curvy women in any books ever and her curves were only celebrated by her sexy redheaded Scottish lord Ranulf.
I loved Lord Ranulf. What character development! He kinda sucked in the first book with his whole obsession with Miranda and all but he was just a lost soul…who was totally found lol
If you know me at all you know I love the following things
->Scottish men
-> Red heads
-> Victorian London
-> Werewolves

And this has LITERALLY ALL OF THEM

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When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon

When Dimple Met RishiWhen Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Rishi is precious

I really enjoyed this book. I’m aware of the negative reviews on this and I’ve read them before I actually read the book…I can agree with many of their points…for example -> Dimple kinda fucking sucks…shes immature, selfish oh so selfish shes rude ugh she sucks but also shes a teenage girl and you have to cut her some slack..yes she’s one of my least favorite YA characters but also….so many people read and loved the Lara Jean series and she is just the WORST the WORST character even worse than Dimple.

This is a a feat in diversity it warms my heart and thats not even the only reason to support this by reading it….its also very swoony (when you overlook teenaged Dimple *rolls eyes*) because of my precious Rishi.
He honestly made this book even cuter he was the CUTE. he was just everything and I just loved Rishi with Dimple.
They complemented each other so well and while I disliked her immensely when she was with Rishi she was palatable.

reading this is not only cute and swoony but its also so informative! I learned so much about Indian culture and what its like growing up Desi.
which is why this book is so important for teens to read all kinds of teens heck not just teens anyone who wants a cute time and whats a look into a world unlike their own.

tidbit: I’m kinda upset at all the super negative reviews because they’re mostly DNF’d because they hated Dimple when a lot of the time the same people who hated this book because of Dimple loved the Lara Jean series ….maybe you should take a look as to why you liked one and not the other *sips tea*

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The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

The AlchemistThe Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I’m speechless

this is one of the most inspirational books I’ve ever read.
I want to read this book every year….every time I need a lift
this is a book that is meant to be reread and reread and loved even more.
I understand now why its a modern classic
you really need to read this at least once it your life.
it’s truly life changing.

I’m still in search of my own personal legend.
but I will be paying even closer attention to all the omens and signs the universe and god sends me
I believe with everything in me in maktub.

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Flowers from the Storm by Laura Kinsale (Goodreads Author), Nicholas Boulton (Narrator)

Flowers from the StormFlowers from the Storm by Laura Kinsale
My rating: 1 of 5 stars

this was the first time that my beloved romance podcast let me down

this book was such a let down wow

I was told this was the angstiest Historical Romance……………………………………………………………………………………………………..it wasn’t.

1.5 stars

this book is bad guys so bad
not disrespect for those who love it but wow I can’t believe I put myself through that.
I’m fully aware that this a classic but its the literary equivalent of someone trying to make a salad burger quesadilla….they just all dont mesh
nothing goes together.

I found the heroine to be understandably naive but then at a certain point it got so monotonous her views so unfavorable that I grew to extremely dislike her.
and the Duke…ugh I just didn’t care for him I didn’t sympathize with either of them and its sad because the Duke went through so much but its almost like the author tries so hard SO HARD to put everything bad in the way everything sad that the result is something ..just unpalatable.

I think this is my retirement from old school romances…I hated Whitney, my love and Kingdom of Dreams and not this…yea by..I’ll stick with Tessa Dare, Elizabeth Hoyt and Lisa Kleypas

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Book Reviewers that I Absolutely Love and Completely Recommend

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I just wanted to write up a quick post about some people in the book community that mean an immense amount to me and deserve all the recognition in the world! These people are amazing reviewers, who are always honest and critical, and probably the reason my TBR shelf looks the way it does.

Khanh from The Alliterates
I can count on one hand how many books me and Khanh disagree on. I trust her reviews more than I trust anyone’s in the book community, and I honestly live for her one star reviews. Not only is she the best reviewer I know, she is also a geeky, Harry Potter lovin’, bunny mom, too!

Mogsy from Biblio Sanctum
Honestly, Mogsy is the SFF Queen! She is constantly reviewing the newest Sci-Fi and Fantasy and is probably the biggest reason my TBR shelf looks like it is about to break…

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Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery

Anne of Green Gables (Anne of Green Gables #1)Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

ALL OF THE STARS IN THE BIG POETICAL SKY

I’m…verklempt ….
I simply can’t express what this book means to me right now.
How much I connected with Anne, how much I adore her, how well this is written….this is pure magic everyone should read it.
please read it. Listen to it..whatever everyone has to experience this ..its magical.
If anything do it for Gilbert Blythe


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Here are some of my favorite quotes *squeals*

“Oh, Marilla,” she exclaimed one Saturday morning, coming dancing in with her arms full of gorgeous boughs, “I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.”

“I still love her with an inextinguishable love. It makes me very sad at times to think about her. But really, Marilla, one can’t stay sad very long in such an interesting world, can one?”

“ALL things great are wound up with all things little.”

“She was all “spirit and fire and dew,”

“a glorious October, all red and gold, with mellow mornings when the valleys were filled with delicate mists as if the spirit of autumn had poured them in for the sun to drain—amethyst, pearl, silver, rose, and smoke-blue. The dews were so heavy that the fields glistened like cloth of silver and there were such heaps of rustling leaves in the hollows of many-stemmed woods to run crisply through.”

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