Mini-Review: Kindred Spirits by Rainbow Rowell

ksTitle: Kindred Spirits

Author: Rainbow Rowell

Publisher: Macmillan’s Kids UK

Source: Purchased

Check this book out on Goodreads.

(Unfortunately I can’t provide you with a purchase link because it’s not in print but check out Amazon there’s some okay prices over there!)

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‘Everybody likes everything these days. The whole world is a nerd.’
‘Are you mad because other people like Star Wars? Are you mad because people like me like Star Wars?’
‘Maybe.’

If you broke Elena’s heart, Star Wars would spill out. So when she decides to queue outside her local cinema to see the new movie, she’s expecting a celebration with crowds of people who love Han, Luke and Leia just as much as she does. What she’s not expecting is to be last in a line of only three people; to have to pee into a collectible Star Wars soda cup behind a dumpster or to meet that unlikely someone who just might truly understand the way she feels. (Source: Goodreads)

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Review: Carry On by Rainbow Rowell

coTitle: Carry On

Author: Rainbow Rowell

Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin

Source: Purchased

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Buy at: Chapters | Book Depository

2 stars

Simon Snow is the worst chosen one who’s ever been chosen.

That’s what his roommate, Baz, says. And Baz might be evil and a vampire and a complete git, but he’s probably right.

Half the time, Simon can’t even make his wand work, and the other half, he sets something on fire. His mentor’s avoiding him, his girlfriend broke up with him, and there’s a magic-eating monster running around wearing Simon’s face. Baz would be having a field day with all this, if he were here—it’s their last year at the Watford School of Magicks, and Simon’s infuriating nemesis didn’t even bother to show up. (Source: Goodreads)

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Stacking the Shelves (46)

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This week I’ll once again be taking part in Stacking the Shelves hosted by Tynga’s Reviews. The idea of Stacking the Shelves is to talk about the books you’ve bought, borrowed, etc. and show off and talk about your purchases and borrows. This is basically the perfect feature for me because I buy way more books, and read way more books, than I’ll ever be able to review. I’ll most likely talk about the stores I bought the books at as well, especially if they’re independent stores.

This meme is once monthly for me, where I’ll round up what I’ve gotten since last month’s post.

This month I purchased 6 books, 15 comics, I received 1 book on NetGalley, and 4 books from publishers, was given 2 books as gifts, and borrowed 3 books. Check them out below!

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The Liebster Award

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I’ve been nominated for the Liebster Award!
Thanks so much to the lovely Nyze at Everything Nyze for nominating me. Go check out Nyze’s Liebster post while you’re at it, because it’s lovely.

The Liebster Award is a great way to feature new blogs and to get to know new book bloggers in the process. There are variations as to the guidelines of how to proceed with this award but here are the basics:
1. Link back to the person/blog who nominated you.
2. Answer the questions they set for the blogs they nominated.
3. List 11 facts about yourself.
4. Nominate 10 blogs (preferably those with less than 200 followers)
and be sure to let them know with a link to your post.
5. Create 10 questions for your nominees to answer.

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Review: My True Love Gave to Me edited by Stephanie Perkins

mtlgmTitle: My True Love Gave Me: Twelve Holiday Stories

Author: Holly Black, Ally Carter, Matt de la Peña, Gayle Forman, Jenny Han, David Levithan, Kelly Link, Myra McEntire, Stephanie Perkins, Rainbow Rowell, Laini Taylor, Kiersten White

Editor: Stephanie Perkins

Publisher: St. Martin’s Press

Source: Purchased

Check this book out on Goodreads.

Preorder this book at: Chapters | Book Depository

4 stars

If you love holiday stories, holiday movies, made-for-TV-holiday specials, holiday episodes of your favorite sitcoms and, especially, if you love holiday anthologies, you’re going to fall in love with MY TRUE LOVE GAVE TO ME: TWELVE HOLIDAY STORIES by twelve bestselling young adult writers, edited by international bestselling author Stephanie Perkins. (Source: Goodreads)

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Waiting On: My True Love Gave Me edited by Stephanie Perkins (7)

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Welcome to Waiting on Wednesday hosted by Breaking the Spine.The idea of Waiting on Wednesday is to talk about upcoming books that you’re excited about. I am excited to do this feature because it will allow me to look at upcoming books a lot more, and be more aware of what’s new in the world of books.

mtlgmTitle: My True Love Gave Me: Twelve Holiday Stories

Author: Holly Black, Ally Carter, Matt de la Peña, Gayle Forman, Jenny Han, David Levithan, Kelly Link, Myra McEntire, Stephanie Perkins, Rainbow Rowell, Laini Taylor, Kiersten White

Editor: Stephanie Perkins

Release Date: October 14

Check this book out on Goodreads.

Preorder this book at: Chapters | Book Depository

If you love holiday stories, holiday movies, made-for-TV-holiday specials, holiday episodes of your favorite sitcoms and, especially, if you love holiday anthologies, you’re going to fall in love with MY TRUE LOVE GAVE TO ME: TWELVE HOLIDAY STORIES by twelve bestselling young adult writers, edited by international bestselling author Stephanie Perkins. (Source: Goodreads)

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Review: Landline by Rainbow Rowell

landlineTitle: Landline

Author: Rainbow Rowell

Publisher: St. Martin’s Press

Source: Purchased

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Buy it at: Chapters | Book Depository

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Georgie McCool knows her marriage is in trouble. That it’s been in trouble for a long time. She still loves her husband, Neal, and Neal still loves her, deeply — but that almost seems beside the point now.

Maybe that was always beside the point.

Two days before they’re supposed to visit Neal’s family in Omaha for Christmas, Georgie tells Neal that she can’t go. She’s a TV writer, and something’s come up on her show; she has to stay in Los Angeles. She knows that Neal will be upset with her — Neal is always a little upset with Georgie — but she doesn’t expect to him to pack up the kids and go home without her.

When her husband and the kids leave for the airport, Georgie wonders if she’s finally done it. If she’s ruined everything.

That night, Georgie discovers a way to communicate with Neal in the past. It’s not time travel, not exactly, but she feels like she’s been given an opportunity to fix her marriage before it starts . . .

Is that what she’s supposed to do?

Or would Georgie and Neal be better off if their marriage never happened? (Source: Goodreads)

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