Book Bloggers Appreciation | August 2021 💻

 💫 Hi, my beautiful friends, I hope you’re having the most amazing day.❤️ This is a blog post series I’ve been doing all of 2020 and I’m doing it again during 2021, because I just love it, and it’s all about highlighting a series of blog posts from around the book blogger community, that I enjoyed reading or that I think are amazing and deserve more love and recognition. With this, I hope to be able to somehow support other book bloggers on a monthly basis, and I also hope you can find new book blogs to follow or content that interests you or help you. 🥰
Maybe the look of this post will be simpler than what you usually see on the blog, but I like this idea and it’s honestly with the simple purpose of supporting each other more and we can find new content in a simple and organized way.
I don’t have a certain amount I’m highlighting per month, they’re just posts I’ve come across with and I think they’re INCREDIBLE, so I want to share them with you all. 👏🏻 I used to make a small top 5 with my favorite posts of the month, but I realized that I had to delete many posts to be able to select only 5, and I don’t think it’s fair, there are SO many wonderful posts and everyone deserves the same love and recognition, so that’s why I decided to make
this post apart 😊

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 I hope you enjoy, like and support this idea. 😚 I LOVE YOU ❤️ and let’s start! 💫 

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August Wrap Up & September TBR | Some Witchy Books, Unexpected Ratings, Polarized Reading & Taking a few Weeks Off 🌺

 🌺 Hi, guys! I hope you’re having a wonderful day filled with the best readings & obviously, I hope you all had a beautiful past month! Today I’ve returned with one of my favorite posts to share with you my Wrap Up of the month, where I tell you all about what I’ve read during the month of August, plus: What I’m going to read in the month of September!. I think I repeat this every month, so I’m sorry, but OMG, I can’t believe we’re already so close to the end of 2021! it’s crazy! 😲 I hope from the bottom of my heart that you’re all safe and healthy, and have been able to get vaccinated if you wanted to, personally I’ve already had the first dose, so I’m more relaxed now, I’m waiting to be called for the second and luckily I haven’t had any symptoms or anything, so a very good experience. In other news, the month of August has been super quiet for me in my personal life, honestly nothing super amazing has happened but luckily, I did have been feeling very well physically, I’ve returned to be more active and walk which I haven’t done for a while, and that’s very good for me. 🏃🏻‍♀️🌟 I also want to thank everyone deeply because it has been a very good month for the blog and I’ve been seeing a much more active flow of new people joining the family and that makes me very happy and I’m honestly flattered that you subscribe to the blog and check my posts, I love this space and all the wonderful people I’ve met through it. 🥺💕

I’ve embarked this month on a new challenge in terms of reading, where I’ll be reading some favorite books from other book bloggers, which I’m very excited about, and I’ve already made some progress on that TBR specifically so I’m super happy, anyway I’ll share more about it in another post. 👏🏻👏🏻 I’m looking forward to creating weekly posts where I keep you updated with this challenge maybe, or updating it as well, something will come up, but I promise to keep you posted on all of that. In terms of reading in general, you know I’ve already shared with you that this year has been very busy for me, so I haven’t had as much time as I’d like to read as such so I’ve taken this stance of reading what I can, and being patient with myself, and celebrating every little victory, you know? Still with this mentality I managed to read a bit more than I had planned so YAY! 🎉 I’d say it was a very successful month in terms of reading. 😄 
As for the quality of these readings, it’s been a month of highs and lows,
I have some books that really impressed me, some genres that I’m not usually used to reading that I loved, and others that I expected a lot from and really disappointed me, so there’s a little bit of everything here to talk about and analyze today. We have a bit of romance, a bit of sci-fi, mystery and above all a lot of magic! Would I really be myself if I didn’t read stuff about witches?…it’s literally all I’ve been reading this year 😅.


‼️ Another thing I want to share with you before starting with the post, is that I’ll be taking 2 weeks off in September where I won’t be uploading anything to the blog, I might read a little but I don’t really promise anything, you’ll see that my TBR for the month is very general because I don’t even know how much I’ll actually read, but well, this is something I do every year together with my boyfriend and we take the opportunity to relax, visit our families and really be with each other, so maybe during those two weeks reading won’t be exactly my priority, and that’s perfectly fine. TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF & TAKE BREAKS is SO important for your mental health! ❤️❤️ 
Still, I’ll be back with my reading updates for you, and obviously I’ll share a bit of those books that could be in my stack.

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Now without further ado, thank you for being there on the other side supporting me, I LOVE YOU!!! 🥰 I have the best readers and this is by far the best community, so super honored to belong & I hope you obviously enjoy today’s post, and let me know all your thoughts in the comments. Now yes, LET’S GET STARTED! 🌺 

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September 2021 New Book Releases 🔥

 🔥 Hi, mis amores!! I hope you’re having a wonderful day full of good readings & beautiful moments. ❤️ Super excited to have the chance to share with you again this post series, where every month I’ll be bringing you the newest book releases of 2021, obviously focusing on those that sound more interesting and more appealing to me. 🌟 As I always say “Good news for the heart but bad for the pocket” right? that expression never gets old 😅 So if you’re not afraid to let your TBR grow… even more, & you’re dying to know what books are about to come out, this is the series for you. 👏🏻 In these posts, I always include those book releases that, as I said before, resonate the most with me or sound like something that I’ll love, so I’ll only highlight those that I plan to read at some point.
I hope you enjoy this post a lot & above all, that you can find new books to enjoy. 😍 Thank you for choosing to share this moment with me, make yourself comfortable, grab your favorite drink & LET’S GET STARTED! 🔥  

‼️ Small Clarification: The dates of some of these books may change due to Covid-19 and everything that’s happening in the world right now, so if that’s the case, don’t hesitate to let me know!

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Book Review | You Say It First by Katie Cotugno 💗

TitleYou Say It First

By: Katie Cotugno

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Pages: 368

By: Balzer + Bray

Genre: Young Adult – Contemporary – Romance

Published:  June 16th, 2020

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Meg has her entire life set up perfectly: her boyfriend Mason is sweet and supportive, she and her best friend Emily plan to head to Cornell together in the fall, and she even finds time to clock shifts phonebanking at a voter registration call center in her Philadelphia suburb. But everything changes when one of those calls connects her to a stranger from small-town Ohio, who gets under her skin from the moment he picks up the phone.

Colby is stuck in a rut, reeling from a family tragedy and working a dead-end job—unsure what his future holds, or if he even cares. The last thing he has time for is some privileged rich girl preaching the sanctity of the political process. So he says the worst thing he can think of and hangs up.

But things don’t end there.…


That night on the phone winds up being the first in a series of candid, sometimes heated, always surprising conversations that lead to a long-distance friendship and then—slowly—to something more. Across state lines and phone lines, Meg and Colby form a once-in-a-lifetime connection. But in the end, are they just too different to make it work?

You Say It First is a propulsive, layered novel about how sometimes the person who has the least in common with us can be the one who changes us most.
 

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Blog Tour | Lies Like Wildfire by Jennifer Lynn Alvarez 🔥

TitleLies Like Wildfire

By: Jennifer Lynn Alvarez

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Pages: 384

Expected Publication: September 9th, 2021

By: Penguin 

Genre: Young Adult – Contemporary – Mystery -Thriller

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An intense high-stakes story about five friends and the deadly secret that could send their lives up in flames, perfect for fans of Karen McManus and E. Lockhart.

In Gap Mountain, California, everyone knows about fire season. And no one is more vigilant than 18-year-old Hannah Warner, the sheriff’s daughter and aspiring FBI agent. That is until this summer. When Hannah and her best friends accidentally spark an enormous and deadly wildfire, their instinct is to lie to the police and the fire investigators.

But as the blaze roars through their rural town and towards Yosemite National Park, Hannah’s friends begin to crack and she finds herself going to extreme lengths to protect their secret. Because sometimes good people do bad things. And if there’s one thing people hate, it’s liars.

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5-Star Book Predictions Update 🌟

 🌟 Hi, hermosos amigos! I hope you’re having a wonderful day surrounded by the best readings! ❤️ Today, I decided to bring you an update or something like a wrap-up of my 5-star book predictions, not only of the lists I’ve made for this year, but we’ll also review those predictions from last year to see how I’ve done. 😊 I was going through some old posts these days, thinking about what post to do and I realized that I had never brought you a complete update as such of all the 5-star prediction lists I’ve done over the years, and you know I LOVE doing those types of posts, as I think they’re a lot of fun, so I thought it was time to have all those books organized in one post to also review if I’ve been right about some of these readings with my predictions. 🤔
I think it will be fun to chat a little bit about each of these books, honestly, I was surprised to see that I’ve read most of them already, almost without realizing it, but I love it because this is a great opportunity to bring you this post 💫, share a little bit with you and obviously chat about how right I was about each book and which ones I’ve ended up being disappointed with.
I’d also love it if you could share your 5-star predictions with me, and I’d love to know how you’ve been doing with that! 👏🏻 

Obviously, I plan to create another one of these lists with new books soon, as I love doing it, it’s a great challenge that without even knowing it keeps you pretty motivated to read, so not only I’ll continue to do it, but I highly recommend it if you haven’t tried it yet. 🥰 It’s an interesting way to see how much you really know about yourself, what things you like to read or which ones are really for you and which ones aren’t.
Personally, I think it’s a lot of fun, so… I hope this will be a relaxed post, just to review a few of my past readings and have a post solely dedicated to my 5-star predictions. I hope you like it a lot, that you decide to share all your opinions with me and without further ado, LET’S GET STARTED!
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‼️ PS: Any rating of 4.5-star will be taken as a win for me and as a completed goal, since by my standards a 4.5-star rating is too close to perfection, I’m just a bit picky sometimes. I’ll still take them as 5-star in this post.

 💞 All the links you need will be below, so you can check out my full reviews or add the book to your bookshelves.

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Top 10 | 5-Stars Worthy Magical & Paranormal Books 🌙

 🌙 Hi, bookish friends! How are you today? I hope you’re having a wonderful day, and are enjoying the best reads.❤️ Today I’m super excited and happy to bring you the third part of this top 10 series I’ve been doing for a few months now, and I’m more than happy to continue this series, ending for now with what will be my top 10 books of magical realism, magical touches in general and some paranormal tones as well, books that, of course, I think are 5 stars worthy. 👏🏻👏🏻 If you’re interested in knowing a bit about the other previous posts, I’ll leave them right here so you can take a look at them: on one side we have, 5-Stars Worthy Contemporary Books & on the other side, 5-Stars Worthy High-Fantasy Books.
You may have already noticed that it wasn’t easy for me to give a specific title to this top because it makes more sense in my head than when I explain it for some reason 😅, but I hope it makes sense to you. What I wanted to do, in general, is to put in this top all those books that despite having fantasy touches none of them fit in the category of high-fantasy, and on the other hand, I also have books here that are contemporary but with strong touches of magic-realism, magic in general or that have some darker and paranormal aspect or out of the ordinary, you know? 🌟 I know it sounds complicated, but I swear it will make sense once you see them all together, as
I think they fit perfectly into this rare but magical category, which I must also confess that has some of my favorite books, so I’m super excited to share the list with you. 😊

Of course, I hope you can find new books to add to your TBR, and maybe read at some point, also you know I LOVE to know what you think, so feel free to tell me all about it in the comments and we can chat a bit. 🥰 Thank you SO much for supporting this series as well as every blog post, it means a lot to me, and now YES! get ready for lots of charming titles, get comfy, find your favorite drink & let’s get started! 🌙 

 💕 This post may contain too many beautiful covers, I recommend discretion.

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Double Book Review | White Fox & The Nature of Witches 🌿

 🌿 Hi, friends! How are you? I hope you’re doing great! ❤️ Today, I bring you a new double review of a couple of quite shocking and unique books I’ve read recently. 👓 I don’t usually put the books I review for similarities by far but this time I think both books coincide in that they’re quite whimsical, fantastical and very atmospheric, so if any of those characteristics sound good, these reads might be for you. 👏🏻 
On the one hand,
we have a read full of super unique magic that focuses on nature and caring for the planet, and on the other hand we have an intricate and somewhat sinister plot involving two sisters and a mystery revolving around their missing-famous mother.
Both are good plot ideas, but I confess that one of them stood out for me, so without further ado, I’m dying to tell you more about them, so I hope you enjoy the reviews & let’s get started!
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TBR Challenge | Reading Book Bloggers’ Favorite Books ☁️

☁️ Hi, beautiful bookish friends! I hope you’re having a wonderful day full of amazing reads.❤️ Today I’m super excited not only to finally show you all this new project but also super excited and happy to be inaugurating a new category on the blog! It’s going to be so much fun I can’t wait to tell you all about it so let’s get started. This new category I’m talking about will be called “TBR Challenge” 🥳 (nothing too fancy, I know lol) and it will be a section on the blog where I’ll be, as the title clearly states, putting myself under different reading challenges, this will not only hopefully be fun to bring you a new type of content, but also hopefully help me to stay motivated with my reading, and above all, and most importantly, to read more books that are already on my TBR. 👏🏻 My idea isn’t to make this something super regular, being honest, I want to do it slowly so I don’t feel the pressure and I’ll be giving myself an estimated time to finish each challenge I’m facing. I want this to be an achievable thing. 😊
I hope this is something fun that you like and that you join me during this new journey of literary challenges, of course, you can leave me your ideas for new challenges to do in the future, I already have some written down, but it never hurts.

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So, this time I bring you my first TBR Challenge where I’ll be reading 5 favorite books from 5 book bloggers I love. I’m very excited about this idea, it’s something I’ve been wanting to do for a while now, so I’m happy to finally share it here, and get started with this challenge. 😍😍😍 


First, I would like to clarify a couple of things so that everyone is aware and this is much clearer.‼️ 
The books I chose
are books that these five bloggers loved and books that they gave 5 stars to, ok? I didn’t particularly find anything that said “OMG, this book is my favorite book of my life” you know? but I understand that they loved them completely because of the rating, so those are the books that I chose and will be reading. I wanted to make this clear just in case.
On the other hand, I’ve chosen the bloggers for this first round a bit randomly, but
I also chose from those people who always support me and are here for me, as a way to show them my love and you know, I love having the chance to mention them so you can also follow them and enjoy their content.
Another thing that I think is very important to mention is that in the end
no matter if I like or dislike these books, this is meant to be a super fun experience because obviously we all have different reading tastes and that’s the entertaining part too, you know? So I‘ll read everything very relaxed knowing that my chosen bloggers are all wonderfully kind and won’t hate me if I don’t like any of these books lol.
Lastly and to jump right into today’s post, I also want to comment that
I’ve given myself 2 months at the most to finish this mini-TBR, I know other people can easily read this in less than a month, but I don’t want to put myself under pressure, I prefer to take it slow and most of all enjoy the experience, because if you guys like it I would LOVE to bring more of this kind of challenges to the blog. 💕

Of course, this introduction was going to be long because I had a lot to clarify, but still, if there’s any doubt you have about it just let me know in the comments and I’ll be happy to clarify it. Now yes, without further ado, I hope you enjoy this new section & this first challenge, INFINITE THANKS to the five bloggers I’ll be choosing for their wonderful content 🥰, I had a lot to choose from, it was fun… And now, LET’S GET STARTED! ☁️ 

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Book Review | The Ones We’re Meant to Find by Joan He 🌊

TitleThe Ones We’re Meant to Find

By: Joan He

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Pages: 384

Published: May 4th, 2021

By: Roaring Brook

Genre: YA – Science Fiction – Dystopia – Mystery

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One of the most twisty, surprising, engaging page-turner YAs you’ll read this year—We Were Liars meets Black Mirror, with a dash of Studio Ghibli.

Cee has been trapped on an abandoned island for three years without any recollection of how she arrived, or memories from her life prior. All she knows is that somewhere out there, beyond the horizon, she has a sister named Kay, and it’s up to Cee to cross the ocean and find her.

In a world apart, 16-year-old STEM prodigy Kasey Mizuhara lives in an eco-city built for people who protected the planet―and now need protecting from it. With natural disasters on the rise due to climate change, eco-cities provide clean air, water, and shelter. Their residents, in exchange, must spend at least a third of their time in stasis pods, conducting business virtually whenever possible to reduce their environmental footprint. While Kasey, an introvert and loner, doesn’t mind the lifestyle, her sister Celia hated it. Popular and lovable, Celia much preferred the outside world. But no one could have predicted that Celia would take a boat out to sea, never to return.

Now it’s been three months since Celia’s disappearance, and Kasey has given up hope. Logic says that her sister must be dead. But nevertheless, she decides to retrace Celia’s last steps. Where they’ll lead her, she does not know. Her sister was full of secrets. But Kasey has a secret of her own.
 

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