Review: Found

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Found: Letters on Life, Love, and GodFound: Letters on Life, Love, and God by Isa Garcia, Crae Achacoso (Illustrator)

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My Rating: ★★★★☆ (4/5)

Synopsis from Goodreads:

Isa Garcia believes that everybody deserves love letters. She wrote these letters in Found for you: the girl who has been feeling a bit lost; the girl who likes to run from pain; the girl who is ready to go; the girl who is a lot of things at one time or another. Isa knows that there are days when you would need to be reminded that you matter, you are not alone, and the world is a far better place with you in it.

In this book, may you find a friend who takes you as you are, a safe space for your secret hopes and fears, and the assurance that no matter where you are in your life right now, you will always be found.

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There are days when you will grasp at straws for something that seems close to what is true. There are days when your voice will shake with the weight of uncertainty. There are days when you will feel like you aren’t enough. And there are days when the small cure to sadness will be the simple marriage of love and words. This book exists for those days. This book exists for you.

I’m so happy that I found this book, even though I don’t usually review these kind of books I’m thankful that I signed-up and was included in its blog tour. This book is a collection of letters about love, God, and life.

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Blog Tour Review: #famous [+GIVEAWAY]

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#famous#famous by Jilly Gagnon

My Rating: ★★★★☆ (4/5)

Synopsis from Goodreads:

In this modern-day love story, Girl likes Boy, Girl takes photo of Boy and posts it online, Boy becomes accidentally insta-famous. And what starts out as an innocent joke spirals into a whirlwind adventure that could change both their lives—and their hearts—forever. But are fame and love worth the price?

Told in alternating points of view, #famous captures the out-of-control thrill ride of falling for someone in front of everyone.

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A quick and funny read about a social media post gone viral that lead to insta-fame and the people behind them. This book got me hooked from the first page to the last, and it deals with themes that are #trendy, #timely and #relevant. Told in alternating chapters of the two main characters, #famous is a feel good and fluffy contemporary read.

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January Wrap-up + Favorites [2017]

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Heyyy there! ✨

January has already ended a few days ago and it seriously went by so fast. I can’t believe that we’re already done with the first month of 2017! So anyways, I decided to do a wrap-up plus monthly favorites post because I wanted to share to you all the books that I read, the things that I loved last month and just other important January notes. I’m planning to do this on a monthly basis for this year, and I hope I’ll be able to do so because last year I only published like 3 wrap-up posts.

I’m going to stop word-vomiting now, and let’s start of with my reading and blogging wrap-up:

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Blog Tour Review: Keep the Faith [+GIVEAWAY]

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Keep the FaithKeep the Faith by Ana Tejano

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Kobo | iBooks

My Rating: ★★★★☆ (4/5)

Synopsis from Goodreads:

As a community development worker, Faith was quite familiar with heartbreak and recovery after all the time she spent on disaster relief missions. So when her five-year relationship ends right before she left for a mission trip to a typhoon-stricken town in Iloilo, she tries not to make a big deal out of it. How can she be broken up about a breakup when she’s with people who literally lost everything?

But now that she’s back, all Faith wants is for her life to go back to normal and have people stop looking at her with pity. Never mind that she still has a lot of questions about the breakup, or that she feels a tiny ache every time her ex comes up in conversations. She’s okay now, and happily distracted by Nico Tamayo, the attractive new guy at work.

With new possibilities in the horizon, Faith thinks she is well on her way to moving on. But when her past comes calling back to her, will all the good things in her present be enough to keep her on the path? Or will she finally learn that there was more to heartbreak and recovery than what she knows?

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“He made me feel less lonely tonight by letting me into his world, and I found that I really liked being there. I wasn’t ready to go back to my own.”

Moving on from a relationship is never easy, especially if it is was a long-term one. When Faith’s relationship with her boyfriend of five years ended, she was heartbroken as much as the next girl but there were more important things to deal with. Like her work as a community development worker and future disaster relief missions. Like her new office mate, Nico, who happens to be not only be attractive but also a really nice guy.

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Mini Reviews: IDA and If This Is Home

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Hey there! ✨

Long time no post from me, huh. So here are two “mini” book reviews of books that I got from Netgalley and are both January releases. I know the reviews are kind of late, but whatyougonnadoright.

These two books have different genre, Ida is a YA Sci-Fi that has a time-or-parallel-universe-travelling concept while If This Is Home is a YA contemporary with great family and coming of age themes. I really enjoyed both books, I gave both of them 3 stars and just read on to know why.

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Review: The One Memory of Flora Banks

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The One Memory of Flora BanksThe One Memory of Flora Banks by Emily Barr

My Rating: ★★★★☆ (4/5)

Synopsis from Goodreads:

Seventeen-year-old Flora Banks has no short-term memory. Her mind resets itself several times a day, and has since the age of ten, when the tumor that was removed from Flora’s brain took with it her ability to make new memories. That is, until she kisses Drake, her best friend’s boyfriend, the night before he leaves town. Miraculously, this one memory breaks through Flora’s fractured mind, and sticks. Flora is convinced that Drake is responsible for restoring her memory and making her whole again. So when an encouraging email from Drake suggests she meet him on the other side of the world, Flora knows with certainty that this is the first step toward reclaiming her life.

With little more than the words “be brave” inked into her skin, and written reminders of who she is and why her memory is so limited, Flora sets off on an impossible journey to Svalbard, Norway, the land of the midnight sun, determined to find Drake. But from the moment she arrives in the arctic, nothing is quite as it seems, and Flora must “be brave” if she is ever to learn the truth about herself, and to make it safely home.

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I think this is the kind of book that you should go into knowing as little as possible. So I’ll do my best to review this without giving away spoilers, or any details about the plot aside from what’s already given in the description.

I think it’s hard not to like or enjoy reading this book, it has the perfect mix of mystery, thriller, adventure, and coming-of-age. It has an unforgettable main character, and a gripping plot line. That’s basically all you need to know but if you insist to know more, then continue reading.

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Review: P.S. I Like You

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P.S. I Like YouP.S. I Like You by Kasie West

My Rating: ★★★☆☆ (3/5)

Synopsis from Goodreads:

Signed, sealed, delivered…

While spacing out in chemistry class, Lily scribbles some of her favorite song lyrics onto her desk. The next day, she finds that someone has continued the lyrics on the desk and added a message to her. Intrigue!

Soon, Lily and her anonymous pen pal are exchanging full-on letters—sharing secrets, recommending bands, and opening up to each other. Lily realizes she’s kind of falling for this letter writer. Only, who is he? As Lily attempts to unravel the mystery and juggle school, friends, crushes, and her crazy family, she discovers that matters of the heart can’t always be spelled out…

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Letters were safe. They were words, easy to read if enjoyable and stop reading if hurtful.

Kasie West never fails to make me feel all fluffy and warm while reading her books, P.S. I Like You is another feel good and wonderful contemporary that made me smile like an absolute lovesick puppy.

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Year Ender Post: Top Books for 2016 & Goals for 2017

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Before the year ends I just wanted to squeeze in one more post, so here it is! Truly, 2016 was such a wonderful reading year for me—I read a lot of books, finished my Goodreads Reading Challenge (71/60 books read) and added a lot to my Favorite’s shelf!

And of course I wanted to share to all of you my top 16-ish books for 2016 as well as my reading + blogging goals for 2017.

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Celebrating the Little Things Tag

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Hey there!

Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas/Holiday, did you get all the books you wished for?

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There’s still a few days left in 2016, and I wanted to take this time to spread some love and good vibes! That’s why I’m so glad that Laura @ Bibliofagista tagged me to do this tag, thank you so much lovely. Don’t forget to also check out her post.

So without further ado, let’s get some celebrating:

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