Week in Review (91)

Posted June 25, 2018 by Rowena in Features | 2 Comments

It was another quiet week for me. I hung out with my bestie and my family, read some books, my nook tablet 7 was delivered and that thing isn’t my favorite tablet (too slow) but for $30, it’s not that bad though it’s not great either. *shrugs* I also attended a baby shower and a beach wedding, I was happy because we didn’t play any of those cheesy baby shower games that I hate and there was a taco lady so I ate all of the tacos. Yum. It was really good to see family that moved to Utah as just last summer, we were all together celebrating our kids graduating high school together. 🙁

Did you guys see the trailer for the movie adaptation of Jenny Han’s To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before? This trailer was my favorite thing that happened this week. The casting (especially the love interest casting), the movie itself, it all looks so good and I’m ever so hopeful that Netflix will deliver something way better than Passionflix has been putting out this year. Woo hoo!!

Now, onto the books…

What I’m Currently Reading
Week in Review (91)The Fragile Ordinary
by Samantha Young
Published by Harlequin, Harlequin Teen on June 26, 2018
Genres: Contemporary, Young Adult
Pages: 304
Format: eARC
Source: NetGalley, Publisher
Add It: Goodreads

I am Comet Caldwell.

And I sort of, kind of, absolutely hate my name.

People expect extraordinary things from a girl named Comet. That she’ll be effortlessly cool and light up a room the way a comet blazes across the sky.

But from the shyness that makes her book-character friends more appealing than real people to the parents whose indifference hurts more than an open wound, Comet has never wanted to be the center of attention. She can’t wait to graduate from her high school in Edinburgh, Scotland, where the only place she ever feels truly herself is on her anonymous poetry blog. But surely that will change once she leaves to attend university somewhere far, far away.

When new student Tobias King blazes in from America and shakes up the school, Comet thinks she’s got the bad boy figured out. Until they’re thrown together for a class assignment and begin to form an unlikely connection. Everything shifts in Comet’s ordinary world. Tobias has a dark past and runs with a tough crowd—and none of them are happy about his interest in Comet. Targeted by bullies and thrown into the spotlight, Comet and Tobias can go their separate ways…or take a risk on something extraordinary.

I’m starting this book today and I’m low key excited to jump in because it sounds like such a good book. I enjoyed Samantha Young’s other YA book so I’m hopeful that this one will be another fabulous read. Wish me luck!

What I Read

More than Words by Mia Sheridan | DNF
Burn for Me (Hidden Legacy #1) by Ilona Andrews | 5 out of 5
Wicked and the Wallflower (Bareknuckled Bastards #1) by Sarah MacLean | 4.25 out of 5
One Small Thing by Erin Watt | 3.75 out of 5

So last week, I started More than Friends and was having a hard time staying interested in it. I was hopeful that the story would pick up so I’m really bummed that it never did. I just, I don’t even know how to explain why I couldn’t get into it other than to say that the heroine was boring and I could not connect with the love interest at all. I just..couldn’t so I put it down on Wednesday and moved on.

I read Burn for You for my book club tonight and I’m super excited to discuss this book with my book club because they better love this choice because I chose it..haha.

I also read Wicked and the Wallflower by Sarah MacLean and it’s the first book of MacLean’s newest historical romance series, the Bareknuckled Bastards series. It was good stuff. I’m looking forward to the next one for sure.

I finished up my reading week with One Small Thing by Erin Watt and finished that in one sitting. I stayed mad at so many people in the book, but I completely adored Chase so I kept reading to see how things got better and they did so I’m glad. I loved how firm the ending was. There wasn’t any of that make your own ending crap that we usually get from YA’s. I hate those.

Book Boyfriend of the Week

Wes Garrett
The One You Can’t Forget by Roni Loren

What I Reviewed

Burn for You (Slow Burn #1) by J.T. Geissinger | 4 out of 5
Set it Up (2018) | 4.25 out of 5
The One You Can’t Get Away (The Ones that Got Away #2) by Roni Loren | 4 out of 5

What I Posted

Week in Review (90)
Cover Reveal: Only a Breath Apart by Katie McGarry

What I Got

Bro Code by Kendall Ryan
Mister Tonight by Kendall Ryan
Consolation (Salvation Series #3) by Corinne Michaels
Floored by Ainslie Paton
The Love Experiment (Stubborn Hearts #1) by Ainslie Paton

What I Got for Review

Hard Sell (21 Wall Street #2) by Lauren Layne
The Accidentals by Sarina Bowen

This is me right now because I’ve got another Lauren Layne book to read…

There you have it, my week in review. How was your week?

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2 responses to “Week in Review (91)

  1. Oh Hard Sell!!! I loved Hot Asset so I am super excited for Hard Sell! Glad you didn’t have to play those baby shower games. Those are so awkward! Yay for a taco lady though!
    Have a great week!

    • Rowena

      Hey you, thanks for stopping by. Yes, I’m starting Hard Sell today and I’m super excited for Matt and Sabrina. I just know they’re going to have mad chemistry and I’m going to eat it up! Have a great week, Samantha!

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