May 2022 Book Releases 🔥

 🔥 Hi, guys! How are you today? I hope very very well, having a wonderful day, full of good reading.❤️ 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. 😍 I always like to take a second to explain to you how these monthly lists work… 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 😄!

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. 👏🏻 Now without further ado, thanks for being there, and LET’S GET STARTED! 🔥 

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3 Literary Genres I Want to Read More of 🌙

 🌙 Hi, guys! I hope you’re having an absolutely wonderful day, full of the best reading & having the best time. ❤️ Today I’m back with another post, where we’ll chat a bit about those literary genres that I’m looking forward to reading more especially during 2022, either because they will take me a bit out of my comfort zone, or because I like them and haven’t read enough. 🤓🌟 I think what I’m trying or hoping with this post is to keep up with this goal that I’m proposing to myself, and maybe I’ll get to read a little more within these genres, which I must say, to a greater or lesser extent, have already given me many satisfactions and good surprises in previous years. 🙌🏻 I also think it’s exciting to come back after having read a little more of each one of them to tell you my experience, and maybe you also want to try new genres out of your comfort zone, I think it’s fun to put these little challenges to keep us motivated with our readings. 🥰 

What I’m doing today then is mentioning these 3 literary genres that I want to read more of, but I also want to share with you why I want to read them, and some books that I’ve liked within those genres, as well, as some that I already have on my TBR. I’ll also, obviously, be asking you for your recommendations for me, so I can have a wider variety of books to choose from in these categories below. 📖 

Sometimes I feel that with time, when you’ve been reading for years, you can fall into always choosing the same genres because you know they’re the ones that suit you best, or have always worked for you, which isn’t bad, of course, but sometimes I feel that I’m missing out on something for not daring myself to try new genres, as well as there, are some genres that I’ve left aside and I really want to get back to 👌🏻, so I really hope to have a little breakthrough with it this year especially. 😊 
So, I hope that as I always say, hope you enjoy the post, thanks a lot for your support 💞 & of course, share with me everything you think… and now, without further ado, LET’S GET STARTED! 🌙 

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5-Star Book Predictions (2022 Edition) 🌟

 🌟 Hi, friends, how are you? I hope you’re doing great and having a day full of the best reading. ❤️ Today, I’m super excited because this post has almost become an annual thing for me 🙌🏻, but even happier to see that it has also become a trend among the community, as it’s always super fun to read as well as do. 😍 And this is obviously the 5-star book predictions, where clearly, as the title suggests, I’ll be naming 5 titles that I think will be 5 stars for me once I read them ⭐️, either because the plot sounds exactly like something I love because the vibe is something I feel will resonate with me or because I’ve heard good things about them already, also another big factor may be that I’ve read the author in the past and have clearly enjoyed them.

This is a post that allows me to play around a bit with my predictions about some books throughout the year which is always fun, but I also feel like it allows me to get more excited about my readings and is a great excuse to pick up these books right away to see how I feel about them. 📚  Also, I hope it will be something entertaining for you as my idea as always is to dump all this excitement here on the blog, where I hope to come back with my results and there we’ll see if, in fact, they’ve been 5 stars or not. 🤔 Here below at the end, I’ll give you some related posts and the last updated one I’ve done. I must say that I’m very lucky with this kind of prediction because even when they’re not all 5 stars they are usually 4 or 4.5 which for me is already a success! 🥳 I’ve also clearly come across some books that have been disappointments up to 1.5 stars, so really, in the end, anything can happen. 😅 

Finally, in this post, I’ll be adding 5 2022′ releases that I think will be 5 stars for me, but I also want to mention other titles that I have left from previous years, and I haven’t read yet, to see if I can catch up with them.⚡️ I hope you enjoy the post, I hope you share all your thoughts with me, and that you decide to give it a chance and make your own list cause is always a fun experience to do and also to share, I highly recommend it! Thank you SO much for all the love & support in every post, you’re wonderful 💞, and now yes… without further ado, LET’S GET STARTED! 🌟 

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Book Review | Gallant by V.E. Schwab 🥀

Title: Gallant

By: V.E. Schwab

Series: NO

Pages: 334

By: Greenwillow Books

Published: March 1st, 2022

Genre: Young Adult – Fantasy – Horror

Purchase LinksBook Depository | Amazon

Everything casts a shadow. Even the world we live in. And as with every shadow, there is a place where it must touch. A seam, where the shadow meets its source.

Olivia Prior has grown up in Merilance School for girls, and all she has of her past is her mother’s journal—which seems to unravel into madness. Then, a letter invites Olivia to come home—to Gallant. Yet when Olivia arrives, no one is expecting her. But Olivia is not about to leave the first place that feels like home, it doesn’t matter if her cousin Matthew is hostile or if she sees half-formed ghouls haunting the hallways.

Olivia knows that Gallant is hiding secrets, and she is determined to uncover them. When she crosses a ruined wall at just the right moment, Olivia finds herself in a place that is Gallant—but not. The manor is crumbling, the ghouls are solid, and a mysterious figure rules over all. Now Olivia sees what has unraveled generations of her family, and where her father may have come from.

Olivia has always wanted to belong somewhere, but will she take her place as a Prior, protecting our world against the Master of the House? Or will she take her place beside him? 

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Recommendation Post | Cry-Worthy & Heart-Touching Young Adult Contemporary Books – Part #1 💧

 💧 Hi, friends! How are you? I hope you’re doing great and having a day full of good reading & precious moments. ❤️ Today I’ve decided to do again a kind of mini-series here on the blog, after a while of doing one, where we’ll focus on those Contemporary YA books that have touched my heart, have made me reflect, have provoked me to think, have taken me through paths of many feelings and above all, are those stories that move something inside of you which makes them almost unforgettable. 🥺🌟 
Honestly, I was going to bring you a top 5, but in the end, I would have to leave many excellent books out of the list, so that’s why I decided to make it a 3 part series, which I’ll spread over three months from now, this way we’ll have one of these posts every month from April to June. 🙌🏻 

Many of these books have, of course, already been mentioned in other of my posts over the years 😊, and I even think most of them are on my massive list of 5-star Worthy Contemporaries (I’ll leave that post HERE in case you want to check it out!) and, in other posts related to books that touch on serious and sensitive topics, but I still wanted to come back after a long time with this kind of appreciation posts where I highlight these AMAZING, HEART-TOUCHING works, as I think they’re all really worth it. 🥰 Plus, obviously, it’s an updated list with new books I’ve read recently and I think they also deserve their place on this kind of list. 🔥 
The books will not be placed in any particular order, guys, they’re randomly placed, they’re all really amazing and are more than recommended by me. As you will notice in the title, I’ve decided to go for the word “Cry-Worthy” 😭 as they’re mostly books that have moved me on a deeper level, and as I’m very sensitive they have honestly made me cry, which isn’t to say that they’re particularly super sad or anything like that, but they’ll undoubtedly touch a part of you due to their sensitive themes of all kinds, from family issues, personal growth, strength, loss, faith, love, and much more. So basically if you want to feel touched by a book this is the right place for you! 😍 

I’ve decided to do this mini-series focusing on contemporary stories, and even if some of them have some magical aspect, they’re all stories focused on the contemporary subject as such. I’ve decided to talk about contemporaries now, as I plan to maybe do another post where we can talk a bit more about those books that are deeply significant for me within the fantasy genre, as well. 👍🏻 Obviously, I hope this is something you enjoy a lot, and you can hopefully find many books to add to your TBR.⚡️ You know I love to know what you think so feel free to leave me your comments 💞 & now yes, without further ado LET’S GET STARTED! 💧 

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My Favorite Book Cover Features 📸  

 📸 Hi, guys! How are you today? I hope you’re having a wonderful day and enjoying your readings. ❤️ Today, I’m super excited, as always, to bring you a new post, this time all about my favorite book cover features! A topic that although I don’t see much of, I think it’s a lot of fun to chat a bit about. 😍 Obviously, we know not to judge a book by its cover, but let’s be honest, sometimes we do and many of those times it’s because it has some feature on it that really catches our attention based on our personal preferences. When I refer to features, I could be talking about any factor that is part of the cover, as well as any detail it has, such as objects, letters, images, colors, and so on. 🙌🏻 
In my case, this time I’ll be sharing with you the 5 fave characteristics that I love to find in the covers every time one is revealed, and they’re those details that make me fall in love with the covers, even before I know what the book is about. 🌟 In this post, we’re going to judge a little bit some of our favorite covers, and we can even go a little deeper and think about what it is that makes us even buy a book just based on the cover, and what it is about it that makes us love it so much. 😊 
I hope this will be an entertaining post to also admire some of the book covers I’ll be using as examples today, and I also hope you’ll share with me your own cover preferences, as I’m really curious to know! 👀 
So without further ado, get comfortable, find your favorite drink ☕️ & let’s get started! 📸 

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Book Review | Lock Every Door by Riley Sager 🚪

Title: Lock Every Door

By: Riley Sager

Series: NO

Pages: 381

By: Dutton

Published: July 2nd, 2019

Genre: Adult – Mystery/Thriller – Horror

Purchase LinksBook Depository | Amazon

No visitors. No nights spent away from the apartment. No disturbing the other residents, all of whom are rich or famous or both. These are the only rules for Jules Larsen’s new job as an apartment sitter at the Bartholomew, one of Manhattan’s most high-profile and mysterious buildings. Recently heartbroken and just plain broke, Jules is taken in by the splendor of her surroundings and accepts the terms, ready to leave her past life behind.

As she gets to know the residents and staff of the Bartholomew, Jules finds herself drawn to fellow apartment sitter Ingrid, who comfortingly, disturbingly reminds her of the sister she lost eight years ago. When Ingrid confides that the Bartholomew is not what it seems and the dark history hidden beneath its gleaming facade is starting to frighten her, Jules brushes it off as a harmless ghost story—until the next day, when Ingrid disappears.

Searching for the truth about Ingrid’s disappearance, Jules digs deeper into the Bartholomew’s dark past and into the secrets kept within its walls. Her discovery that Ingrid is not the first apartment sitter to go missing at the Bartholomew pits Jules against the clock as she races to unmask a killer, expose the building’s hidden past, and escape the Bartholomew before her temporary status becomes permanent. 

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April TBR | Trying to Catch Up on My Reading! : Arcs, Big Books, Continuing Series & New Releases. 🍂

 🍂 Hi, friends, how are you? I hope you’re doing great, safe, and surrounded by the best people & readings! ❤️ Today I’m super excited because it will be my first TBR since I’m back, so somehow everything feels almost new. 🙌🏻 Autumn is starting here where I live and that makes me so happy! my favorite season, no doubt, can you believe that next year I’ll be experiencing my birthday in winter for the first time in my life? CRAZY!. 😍 As you know, this is the post where we discuss and share all about my plans for the new month in terms of reading & where I’m also uncontrollable when it comes to creating lists lol, hopefully, I’ll try to be more reasonable about the latter this year, and I’ll be giving myself a TBR that I actually feel like I can complete. 😅 

This time, guys, you’ll notice that I’m not doing a Wrap-Up, which was originally going to go before this post, this is because I haven’t read almost anything this past month 🥺, it has been a month of getting back in tune with everything I had to do, I’ve been catching up with you, I’ve been trying to organize some things in my life as well, I’ve been visiting family that lives far away, and I’ve also been in town shopping for my trip and obviously planning all that, as well. So never mind, it’s ok, I read a 500-page book which is a super positive thing, that book was The Kiss of Deception (The Remnant Chronicles, #1) by Mary E. Pearson, in case you want to check out my thoughts it’s the first book I have reviewed with my new review structure, so I’m very excited about that fact. 💞 
Obviously, I’m not here to beat myself up, I probably could have done better, but that’s okay, I’m getting back into this whole blogging thing, so I respect my time.☕️
The really good news, guys, is that after getting more involved in the community after my break, I feel more motivated to catch up with my reading, so I’m crossing my fingers that April will be a successful month! 🤞🏻 

So, what will I be reading this April? 🤔 Well, my idea, as the title says, is to catch up, I have several ARCs that I’m extremely grateful to have received, and I want to get to read them, at least in their month of release even if I don’t reach the specific date, I still want to try it. Also, on the other hand, I have a new release from one of my favorite authors, which I’ll be buddy reading, I’ll be starting a duology in preparation for the second book, & I also plan to continue a series I’ve recently started (I think this one is easy to figure out).⚡️⚡️⚡️ 
So with this little teaser, I think it’s the perfect time to get straight to what we are here for, I already want to share with you all the books I plan to read and also hear about your plans as well! Let’s support each other, we can do this! 🥰 So, without further ado, LET’S GET STARTED! 🍂 

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

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 Lia’s life follows a preordained course. As First Daughter, she is expected to have the revered gift of sight—but she doesn’t—and she knows her parents are perpetrating a sham when they arrange her marriage to secure an alliance with a neighboring kingdom—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 arrive—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 secrets—even as she finds herself falling in love.

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Catching Up!: My Most Anticipated Books of 2022 🌊

 🌊 Hi guys! how are you today? I hope you’re doing great, safe, happy, and surrounded by the best readings! ❤️ 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. 😊 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. 👏🏻

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! 🥰 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. 🌙  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. 😍😍  

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. 💞 This kind of list are always super fun for me to make, so without further ado…. LET’S GET STARTED! 🌊

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