It’s about time for another Moodboard Monday, don’t you think? Again, if you’ve been wondering where I’ve been lately, I’ve been super caught up with my internship (which is pretty cool) so my blogging time is quite limited, but hopefully this lovely moodboard will grant my forgiveness. In case you missed my review, I absolutely fell in love with You’d Be Mine by Erin Hahn which is why I’m dedicating this week’s Moodboard Monday to it. It’s such a lovely story and the kind of contemporary to really get you back into YA contemporary. If you haven’t picked this up yet I highly suggest that you do. It’s truly a gem, and so is the author!
I know, I know, we’re halfway through April and I’m just doing this post now but you know what? I’ve been a bit of a busy office monkey lately! Yep, I’ve been doing a publishing internship for the past 3 weeks now and it’s taking up a lot of my time so by the time I get home all I want to do is sleep. And read, of course. But my point is if you’ve been wondering where I’ve been lately, the answer is I’ve been at my internship. And I’m learning SO much! I’m a marketing intern and I really like seeing how certain books are marketed versus others and all the things that go into it. Everyone is so nice and lovely and I think I’m going to enjoy the next two months I have here. So, that all being said, my reading numbers for April have kind of gone down, which is totally fine! My Reading Challenge is pretty light this year compared to last year’s so I’m not in a hurry to read all the books. But still…I could’ve done better. Ah well.
Reclusive Hollywood icon Evelyn Hugo is finally ready to tell the truth about her glamorous and scandalous life. But when she chooses unknown magazine reporter Monique Grant to write her story, no one is more astounded than Monique herself.
Determined to use this opportunity to jumpstart her career, Monique listens in fascination. From making her way to Los Angeles in the 1950s to her decision to leave show business in the ‘80s – and, of course, the seven husbands along the way – Evelyn unspools a tale of ruthless ambition, unexpected friendship, and a great forbidden love. But as Evelyn’s story near its conclusion, it becomes clear that her life intersects with Monique’s own in tragic and irreversible ways.
Written with Reid’s signature talent for creating “complex, likeable characters” (Real Simple), this is a mesmerizing journey through the splendour of Old Hollywood into the sobering realities of the present day as two women struggle with what it means – and what it costs – to face the truth.
Annie Mathers is America’s sweetheart and heir to a country music legacy full of all the things her Gran warned her about. Superstar Clay Coolidge is most definitely going to end up one of those things.
But unfortunately for Clay, if he can’t convince Annie to join his summer tour, his music label is going to drop him. That’s what happens when your bad boy image turns into bad boy reality. Annie has been avoiding the spotlight after her parents’ tragic death, except on her skyrocketing YouTube channel. Clay’s label wants to land Annie, and Clay has to make it happen.
Swayed by Clay’s undeniable charm and good looks, Annie and her band agree to join the tour. From the start fans want them to be more than just tour mates, and Annie and Clay can’t help but wonder if the fans are right. But if there’s one part of fame Annie wants nothing to do with, it’s a high-profile relationship. She had a front row seat to her parents’ volatile marriage and isn’t interested in repeating history. If only she could convince her heart that Clay, with his painful past and head over heels inducing tenor, isn’t worth the risk.
Long before she was the terror of Wonderland—the infamous Queen of Hearts—she was just a girl who wanted to fall in love.
Catherine may be one of the most desired girls in Wonderland, and a favorite of the unmarried King of Hearts, but her interests lie elsewhere. A talented baker, all she wants is to open a shop with her best friend. But according to her mother, such a goal is unthinkable for the young woman who could be the next queen.
Then Cath meets Jest, the handsome and mysterious court joker. For the first time, she feels the pull of true attraction. At the risk of offending the king and infuriating her parents, she and Jest enter into an intense, secret courtship. Cath is determined to define her own destiny and fall in love on her terms. But in a land thriving with magic, madness, and monsters, fate has other plans.
In her first stand-alone teen novel, the New York Times-bestselling author dazzles us with a prequel to Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.
Boy, has it been a week. How are you all doing? Are you all good? I hope so. As I was sitting at my internship yesterday, I was thinking about books, as one typically does, and I started thinking about all the books I want to read, all the ones on my TBR, and figured that it’d be fun to talk about the tumultuous nuisance in my life that is my To Be Read pile. It mocks me every day. And as it mocks me, I keep wondering if it’s getting better and if I’m working my way through the pile the way I want to.
How is everyone doing? It feels like it’s been a while. Just a little side note before we get started here, but I recently began an internship as part of my publishing program so I’ll be pretty busy with that for the next three months! It’s both exciting and nerve-wracking but I’ll try to give some updates here and there. Anyways, I had so much fun unboxing this month’s box. The theme sounded amazing and all the items were in relation to things I’ve read but the book remained a mystery to me until the day I got it. I know this is only my third box but I think it’s my favourite one so far!
Today’s Moodboard Monday is dedicated to a slight oldie but a goodie, The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh! I’m not sure what you’re doing with your life if you haven’t read this book but you should rectify that soon. I remember exactly where I was when reading this book and how I felt and the feelings this book invoked in me were indescribable. I love Shazi so much and Khalid is the best YA males I’ve ever encountered. Ahdieh proved how magical she can be with this series and I’ll always be in love with this magical tale. Oh, did I also mention it has Aladdin vibes? Ugh, god bless.
In a world ruled by fierce warrior queens, a grand empire was built upon the backs of Phoenix Riders—legendary heroes who soared through the sky on wings of fire—until a war between two sisters ripped it all apart.
I promised her the throne would not come between us.
Sixteen years later, Veronyka is a war orphan who dreams of becoming a Phoenix Rider from the stories of old. After a shocking betrayal from her controlling sister, Veronyka strikes out alone to find the Riders—even if that means disguising herself as a boy to join their ranks.
But it is a fact of life that one must kill or be killed. Rule or be ruled.
Just as Veronyka finally feels like she belongs, her sister turns up and reveals a tangled web of lies between them that will change everything. And meanwhile, the new empire has learned of the Riders’ return and intends to destroy them once and for all.
Sometimes the title of queen is given. Sometimes it must be taken.
Today’s Moodboard Monday takes us back into the magical world of Caraval with the second book in the series, Legendary by Stephanie Garber! I truly cannot remember the last time I was this in love and invested in a series like this and every day I wish that I could just see Caraval for myself. This second book was just as magical and Tella became a favourite of mine and I’m excited to see how it’s all going to end. May cannot come soon enough!