Discussion Post: Focus on Reviews | How will I Structure my New Reviews? & Some Different Ways you Can Structure your Own! ๐Ÿ“

 ๐Ÿ“ Hi, friends! How are you today? I hope you’re doing great and having a wonderful day full of the best reading.โค๏ธ Today I’m very excited to bring you a new discussion post, or at least I think it feels like one, even though I originally only intended to chat with you about reviews, but I think something like this could work, so we can all share opinions and what we think about the topic of book reviews in general. ๐Ÿ’ป
As we all know, loves, I’m back from my break ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป, and I’m still trying to catch up, get organized with my posts as well as trying to get some reading done lol, so this has been a month of planning and trying new ways to organize my posts and everything in general here on the blog. So, because of this, I’ve been mostly thinking a lot about how I could bring you reviews from now on ๐Ÿค”, and although at first, I thought it would be a good idea to bring you short series of reviews, I changed my mind on the way due to the fact that I love writing reviews and it’s not something I want to change too much. You know I love chatting with you so obviously I love to go into detail with my reviews and will continue to do so, but for this, I needed to come up with some sort of structure plan to make it more fun, dynamic, and easier to read. ๐ŸŒŸ 
So basically, I think I’ve found a new way to create my reviews so that it’s not only easy for me to accommodate my thoughts but also easy for you to read them, and I’m excited to share this idea with you today. ๐ŸŽ‰ 
In addition to all of this, I also thought it might be interesting or even helpful for some people to have 3 other types of review organization or structure that might work for other people, so we’ll be exploring those ideas in today’s post, as well! ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š  
I hope you like it, I hope you’re as excited about it as I am, and I especially hope you find it useful in some way if you’re looking for new ways to write reviews for your blog. ๐Ÿฅฐ So, without further ado, you know you can leave me all your thoughts in the comments, and LET’S GET STARTED! ๐Ÿ“

PS: I already have another discussion about reviews on the blog if you want to check it out: RIGHT HERE! where we discussed the impact book reviews have on the community and also chatted a bit about the way I used to write them. ๐Ÿ’• 

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Book Review | The Kiss of Deception (The Remnant Chronicles #1) by Mary E. Pearson ๐Ÿ‘‘

Title: The Kiss of Deception

By: Mary E. Pearson

Series: The Remnant Chronicles #1

Pages: 492

By: Henry Holt

Published: July 8th, 2014

Genre: Young Adult – Fantasy – Romance

Purchase Links: Book Depository | Amazon

In a society steeped in tradition, Princess Liaโ€™s life follows a preordained course. As First Daughter, she is expected to have the revered gift of sightโ€”but she doesnโ€™tโ€”and she knows her parents are perpetrating a sham when they arrange her marriage to secure an alliance with a neighboring kingdomโ€”to a prince she has never met.

On the morning of her wedding, Lia flees to a distant village. She settles into a new life, hopeful when two mysterious and handsome strangers arriveโ€”and unaware that one is the jilted prince and the other an assassin sent to kill her. Deception abounds, and Lia finds herself on the brink of unlocking perilous secretsโ€”even as she finds herself falling in love.

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Catching Up!: My Most Anticipated Books of 2022 ๐ŸŒŠ

ย ๐ŸŒŠย Hi guys! how are you today? I hope you’re doing great, safe, happy, and surrounded by the best readings! โค๏ธ Today we close the week with my last post where we will catch up a little bit with the posts I couldn’t do last year. This time we’ll see “my most anticipated books of 2022” as always I’m very excited to share these titles with you, they’re books that I really love how they sound, I love the aesthetics they give and also obviously it influences a lot both the genres and the authors that I’ve read and loved in the past, so we can find a little bit of everything in today’s list.ย ๐Ÿ˜Š Among the genres to which some of the books on the list belong, we have some of my personal favorites: Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, and Contemporary, among others.ย ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

So I hope you can find on my list some new books to add to your TBR, or maybe some of these stories are already on your own lists, and in that case, I would love to know why you have decided to add them for future reading. As always, you know I love to chat, so feel free to comment! ๐Ÿฅฐย The books won’t be in any specific order, they all interest me equally and I’m excited to read them all at some point.ย ๐ŸŒ™ย  Realistically, I don’t expect to read all of them this year, but they do are 2022 releases that I want to read at some point, no doubt.ย ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ย ย 

I hope you enjoy today’s post, I love to make this kind of list of books to share and there are amazing releases this year, a lot more than the ones I’ve decided to put here today, which are only 10 titles among a million releases, but as always I decided to focus on the ones I’m really dying to read.ย ๐Ÿ’ž This kind of list are always super fun for me to make, so without further adoโ€ฆ. LET’S GET STARTED!ย ๐ŸŒŠ

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Catching Up!: Favorite Books of 2021 ๐ŸŒŸ ๏ฟผ

ย ๐ŸŒŸย Hi guys! I hope youโ€™re having a wonderful day, safe and surrounded by the best reading! โค๏ธ Today I come up with another post where we catch up a little with some book lists that are always super entertaining not only to do but also I love to share them with you!ย ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป so I hope you’re liking the idea. Today we have a post that would be kind of like the second part after “my least-favorite books of 2021” where we will talk about the opposite of that, of MY FAVORITE BOOKS OF 2021!ย ๐Ÿ˜ย 

As I had already mentioned in my previous post, I love this kind of post where we close the year with some lists, and I know it’s a little late, but you know, I came back after my break and I still feel it’s fun and worth doing.
In this post, you will find 5 books, which I’ve chosen as my favorites of last year, my thoughts about each one, as well as their ratings and links to Goodreads, in case you want to add them, which I hope you do because they’re AMAZING! Oh, and also links to
my full Book Review in case you want to know more about the book totally spoilers-free. I’m very happy especially because I have a very interesting variety in terms of genres and styles, so maybe there will be one that catches your attention and is perfect for you.โšก๏ธย 

I always like to clarify before I start that these are just my opinions and itโ€™s not the absolute truth of all things, I know we all have different tastes and preferences when it comes to reading and thatโ€™s perfect and super respectable so with that in mind, Iโ€™d love to know what you think about each book below and if youโ€™ve read it what was your experience with it!ย ย ๐Ÿ˜Šย 

The order of the books this time will also be from least favorite to most favorite, although honestly if the book made it to my list it’s because I 100% loved it, and it deserves its place, so regardless of the order they’re wonderful stories that are worth reading.ย ๐Ÿ”ฅย 
So well, loves, I hope this is something you enjoy a lot, that you find books to add to your “priority list” or add them to your TBR, whatever it is I would love to know your opinion, so don’t hesitate to share it with me.ย ๐Ÿฅฐ Now, yes, without further ado, LET’S GET STARTED!ย ๐ŸŒŸย 

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Catching Up!: Least-Favorite Books of 2021ย ๐ŸŒชย 

ย ๐ŸŒชย Hi guys! I hope you’re having a wonderful day, safe and surrounded by the best reading.โค๏ธ Today I wanted to start catching up a bit with posts that I didn’t get to do last year, but that I still think are fun to discuss and share with you, and to kick off these posts, I want to start with “my least-favorite books” as I think it was a post I couldn’t skip, and then I‘ll as well do a post dedicated to my favorite books of last year as well, of course.ย ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿปย 

My least favorite and favorite books of the year posts are usually my favorite posts not only to make but also of my favorite posts to see on other blogs, so I hope you like it too, and share in the excitement, even though I’m a little late this time. For this opportunity I’ve chosen five books, we’ll talk a little bit about them and I’ll give you their respective ratings, as well as each link to go to my review as well as Goodreads in case you want to read more of them or add them to your own TBR.ย ๐ŸŒŸย ๐ŸŒŸย ๐ŸŒŸย 

I always like to clarify before I start that these are just my opinions and it’s not the absolute truth of all things, I know we all have different tastes and preferences when it comes to reading and that’s perfect and super respectable so with that in mind, I’d love to know what you think about each book below and if you’ve read it what was your experience with it!ย ๐Ÿ˜Šย 

I’ve ordered the books so that, in this opportunity, will be from the one I liked the most to the one I liked the least, of course within the “least favorite” in this case, but it’s also something I want to do with my favorites since I think it makes it more dynamic and fun ย ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป (so, in that case, it would be a scale from the one I like the least, to the one I like the most, I hope this makes sense lol). SO SO HAPPY to be back!! ๐Ÿ˜ญย everything feels so organic, really when you do something you love it feels like you never left, you know? and I love being able to share with you all!ย ๐Ÿฅฐ So without further ado, and because I promised I would be a little briefer with my introductions ๐Ÿ˜…โ€ฆ. LET’S GET STARTED!ย ๐ŸŒชย 

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March 2022 Book Releases ๐Ÿ”ฅย 

ย ๐Ÿ”ฅย Hi, guys! How are you today? I hope very very well, having a wonderful day, full of good reading.โค๏ธ Today I’m super happy to bring you this monthly post that I love to do so much, and that’s my “monthly book releases”, this time obviously we will be focusing on March! As I always say, “Good news for the heart, but bad for the pocket” right? and it was never so true, especially because this 2022 is full of amazing releases that we won’t want to miss. ๐Ÿ˜ย 
I always like to take a second to explain to you how these monthly lists workโ€ฆ so, In these posts, I usually add the books that catch my attention personally or that I feel I might enjoy reading, so not all the releases will be in here, but those that resonate with me, and I hope that maybe they’ll also resonate with you, to add them to your TBR and read them someday as well! That’s always my main goal: to make your TBR grow more ๐Ÿ˜„!
I hope you enjoy the post a lot, that you like the titles I have for you this month, and of course share with me the book releases of this month that excite you the most.ย ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป Now without further ado, thanks for being there, and LET’S GET STARTED!ย ๐Ÿ”ฅย 

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I’m Back! Let’s Catch Up: Blog/Life Plans & Readings ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿปย 

 ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป Hi, my beautiful bookish family! โค๏ธ How have you been? I hope you’re doing great, from here I send you all my love and good energies for these moments ๐ŸŒŸ, especially to all the innocent people who are being affected by the current war, my heart and my thoughts are with all of you, I really hope everything gets better soon, the world has already gone through too much already.  ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป 
So guysโ€ฆ I’M BACK! I’m so happy and excited to resume my blog and bring back fun content, plus most of all I’ve missed you guys so much, the interactions I have with you were always a fun part of my days, plus I’ve missed all your beautiful blogs, which I’ll be checking out these days. ๐Ÿ˜Š 

This post is mostly to reconnect and catch up, I want to tell you a little bit about my life, my plans in general, but obviously, I also want to put myself in order and share with you my ideas for the blog, the content I’ll be doing and also of course, my plans as a reader, plus some books I’ve read these months that I want to tell you about. ๐Ÿฅฐ 

So, if this is the first time you’re here, welcome!ย ๐ŸŽ‰ I love having you and I hope you enjoy this new stage with me, and if you’ve been there since the beginning THANK YOU SO MUCH for that, from the bottom of my heart for the love, and support of all these wonderful years.ย ๐Ÿฅบย 
Now yes, without further ado, let’s get started! (I’m trying not to talk too much, this is new lol)ย ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

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A Farewell… For Now | Taking a Long Break from Blogging โค๏ธย 

Hi guys, how are you? I hope you’re having a great day surrounded by the best readings, & of course, I hope you had an amazing Christmas.… ๐Ÿฅฐย 
This is honestly a very different post, one that wasn’t on my schedule, one that I wasn’t planning to do, but as you know my priority is always to be honest with you, so today I have to share that I’ll be taking a blogging break of at least 4 months.๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿป This is because my current job is taking a lot of my time and at another time I would have continued with the blog anyway but lately, I’ve been feeling a bit stressed to accomplish everything, you know? plus, some family issues are happening that I’ve told you about at some pointย ๐Ÿฅบ, and I don’t want to be in that place again where I feel almost obligated to do everything because in the long run, and more with an activity that we choose to do for enjoyment, love, and passion, it can cause lack of motivation and the last thing I want is to bring you content that I’m not proud ofโ€ฆ that’s not what I want to convey with my platform.ย ๐Ÿ˜“ So even though it’s a hard decision to make, I know that the right thing to do right now is to take care of my personal life and then come back more relaxed to really enjoy blogging 100% and be part of this beautiful and understanding community.ย ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป

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There is also something else. This job where I currently am, is not the job that I hope to have permanently, but it’s one that I use as a means to save money and this money has a bigger purpose and I want to share it with you as well. As long as the pandemic and world health issues allow us, we’ll be moving, with my boyfriend Milo, from Argentina to Sweden next year (Stockholm, to be more precise) this will not be our final destination, but it will be a place where we’ll settle down for a while to work.โ„๏ธ This is really a huge change in our lives, a leap of faith that we want to make in order to grow and have more economic possibilities and a better lifestyle in general, not only for us but also for our families. ๐Ÿ˜Š If you yourself are Latina or know a little about Latin America you know that we often have to emigrate to look for better lives and it’s an absolute change since I’m very close to my family, but at the same time I know that it’s time for me to think about myself and pursue my own dreams, I’m also excited to give a better life to my brothers. ๐Ÿ’ž  It’s A LOT, on the one hand, I’m very excited I know this is the right decision for us and everything will be more than fine, but on the other hand, it’s the adjustment to the idea that soon we won’t be able to see our families as often and it’s a process for them too. So I’m living all this right now, guys, it’s a lot of feelings, but as always I want to emphasize the positives of having the possibility to travel, to grow, and to experience, it will be incredible. So of course with so many changes happening it’s important for me to prioritize my work at least until I save what I need. ๐ŸŒŸ 

Of course, it never crossed my mind to abandon my blog or close it permanently, that’s something that’s not up for debate for me, doing this makes me happy, I love being in my pajamas writing about books, and I don’t plan to stop doing it. ๐Ÿ˜ This is just a period of time that I need and clearly, I wanted to share with you everything I’m going through, so you know the context of my decisions. Not because I feel I have to explain myself but rather because I love sharing with you, I know that in the comments I’ll find words of support and love, and sometimes I need them, so thank you for always being there, for every like, for every comment, and above all, for your passion for reading which many times are inspiring and makes me feel less alone since I have no friends who like to read as well, so as you know this space is incredibly appreciated and the community is part of my life for 5 years now, I’ve met some amazing people and I’m planning to continue doing so. ๐Ÿคฉ 

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The fact that I’ll stop blogging for 4 months doesn’t mean that I will stop being in the community. ๐Ÿฅณ At the moment, I don’t feel like reading, but I know that at some point I will be reading as well, and sharing maybe on Goodreads or maybe I’ll use my Storygraph, any of these things can happen, as well as you can find me on Twitter where I’ll also be sharing a bit of what I’ll be reading. I’ll also take a few minutes to check out your posts, because you know I LOVE to do it, so you won’t be able to get rid of me so easily, I’ll be there to support you. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป  ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป  ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป 

I know I wasn’t able to finish my end of the year posts, but well, I know that when I come back I’ll make a summary of that and we’ll talk a little bit about my 2021 bookish in general, ok?
Sometimes life surprises you with good and sometimes bad situations and you have to do what you can as a human being, so from my little place I would like to tell you not to be hard on yourself, we do what we can with the tools we have and that’s always enough. I love you deeply, you’re wonderful so get out there and show what you’re capable of creating and giving to the world.โค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธ   

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Adios! See you in 4 months! ๐Ÿ˜˜ ( maybe after April lol )

Favorite 2021 New-to-Me Authorsย ๐Ÿ–‹ย 

ย ๐Ÿ–‹ย Hi, guys! I hope you’re having a wonderful day, full of the best readings & the most wonderful moments! โค๏ธ Today, I’m super excited to be writing a new end of the year post, I’m a little late with these because honestly, I’ve been having a lot of workย ๐Ÿฅบ, but it’s all for a good cause, and soon I hope to be able to share my plans for the next year with you regarding my personal life (very exciting plans…ย ๐Ÿ˜Š). But well, I’ll take every moment I have to write my posts and obviously share with you my bookish thoughts, I’ll also be checking your posts as I’ve missed doing it these past few days. Now, back to today’s post, I’ll be sharing with you my list of favorite “new to me” authors I’ve read during 2021.ย ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿปย 
I love doing this kind of post as I think authors deserve their own recognition from time to time. and this time I’ll be talking about 5 I have come to read for the first time this year and have loved completely for one thing or another, that I’ll be clarifying throughout the post. Each of them is in this post because I think they’re extremely talented and because I’ve connected with their style and stories on another level, also because they’re all authors I would love to continue reading in the future.ย ๐Ÿฅฐย 
In addition to highlighting the authors I have enjoyed for the first time this year, I’ll also show you the works I’ve read by them and talk a bit about some of the characteristics or factors that made me love their styles. I’ll also leave some links that might interest you.ย ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿปย ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿปย ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿปย ย ย 
Thanks for being here with me for another post, and always supporting me, I love you, you’re wonderful.ย ๐Ÿ’• I hope you enjoy it a lot and without further ado, I’m excited to share these authors and their work with you, so let’s get started!
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2021 Surprises & Disappointments โšก๏ธ

โšก๏ธย Hi, friends! I hope you’re having a wonderful day surrounded by the best readings & wonderful moments! โค๏ธ Today, and for the rest of December, we’ll be chatting a bit about the books I’ve read this year, and we’ll be doing a kind of annual wrap-up by rating the books in different ways during each post. Here below will be the link to my previous end of the year’s post if you want to check it out, but today we’ll focus on the books that have surprised me the most and those that have disappointed me the most this 2021.ย ๐Ÿ˜ย 
As always, I’ll make it perfectly clear what I mean by this and what we’ll encounter during this post. As a first instance, when I refer to “surprising” books, for me they’re those books that maybe I expected less or didn’t have high expectations and ended up surprising me, on the other hand, those “disappointing” books are those that couldn’t completely fulfill my expectations because probably the hype was high or I was expecting more than what I got. This isn’t to say that these books are bad books, in fact, no book is bad, that’s super subjective, but simply they’re books that have fallen a little short of what they promised under my point of view. While the others are books that have left me very impressed in the best way.ย ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป
I don’t like to repeat books during my end of the year series, so none of these books will be in my favorite or least favorite books post, but they’re those books that have been mostly in the middle of it all, and yet I think they’re worth talking about, and I’m excited to share my humble opinion with you.
Maybe I’ve already mentioned this and although it seems obvious,
it’s very important for me to let you know that I deeply respect each one of your opinions and I love that you can share your ideas and thoughts with me about each book, even when we don’t agree the first thing is respect and it’s always fun to talk about it with love and cordiality. I really love to hear what you think so feel free to let me know!
I hope this post is entertaining for you, thank you SO SO much for sharing this post series with me, and without further adoโ€ฆ. LET’S GET STARTED!

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