The Ones We’re Meant to Find: Review & Blog Tour

The Ones We’re Meant to Find by Joan He
Rating: 5 Stars
Series: Standalone
Length: 384 Pages
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ARC provided by the author/publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Synopsis:
Cee awoke on an abandoned island three years ago. With no idea of how she was marooned, she only has a rickety house, an old android, and a single memory: she has a sister, and Cee needs to find her.

STEM prodigy Kasey wants escape from the science and home she once trusted. The eco-cities—Earth’s last unpolluted place—are meant to be sanctuary for those committed to planetary protection, but they’re populated by people willing to do anything for refuge, even lie. Now, she’ll have to decide if she’s ready to use science to help humanity, even though it failed the people who mattered most.

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All These Books And Buying More: 2021 Edition

Every reader knows of this problem. They even probably refer to it as THAT problem. No one has to mention it and everyone knows it immediately. I am speaking of the problem where one has simply to many books in their TBR pile but for some reason, they just keep buying more to add it to the pile. The pile simply never shrinks but only grow.

Last year, the one that shall not be named, my pile grew. I usually like to keep my TBR pile at 4 books the most. However, since I did very little reading, my buying habits soared past it and expanded the pile exactly four time its size. I am talking about 16 books. I have been looking at this pile wondering how I am going to overcome it with the intentions of reading each and every single book while having that thought every reader knows all too well: Buying more books.

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My 2021 Most Anticipated Reads

As I may be a little late into the month with this post, there is no way I am starting the year off without listing some of my most anticipated reads of 2021. As much as I don’t want to think about adding more books to the pile that I have (due to not reading much and buying more instead) sitting on my shelf, I am still going to add more regardless. The troubles of a reader. I do have plan on how I may approach new books this year, but thats for another topic. Anyhow, here are my most anticipated reads of 2021, in no particular order;

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Book Review: Only Mostly Devestated

Only Mostly Devestated by Sophie Gonzales
Rating: 4 Stars
Series: Standalone
Length: 288 Pages
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Synopsis:
Summer love…gone so fast.

Will Tavares is the dream summer fling―he’s fun, affectionate, kind―but just when Ollie thinks he’s found his Happily Ever After, summer vacation ends and Will stops texting Ollie back. Now Ollie is one prince short of his fairy tale ending, and to complicate the fairy tale further, a family emergency sees Ollie uprooted and enrolled at a new school across the country. Which he minds a little less when he realizes it’s the same school Will goes to…except Ollie finds that the sweet, comfortably queer guy he knew from summer isn’t the same one attending Collinswood High. This Will is a class clown, closeted―and, to be honest, a bit of a jerk.

Ollie has no intention of pining after a guy who clearly isn’t ready for a relationship, especially since this new, bro-y jock version of Will seems to go from hot to cold every other week. But then Will starts “coincidentally” popping up in every area of Ollie’s life, from music class to the lunch table, and Ollie finds his resolve weakening.

The last time he gave Will his heart, Will handed it back to him trampled and battered. Ollie would have to be an idiot to trust him with it again.

Right? Right.

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The Year That Shall Not Be Named and 2021: A Reflection

Last year, I expected things were going to be different as I have gone through new changes that were happening at the time. However, I am afraid that I was very, very wrong about it. So wrong, as as a matter of fact.

Normally, at the end of every year, I take a look at all the books I have read and gather it up all in post where I talk about my favorites, my goals, and hopes for the next year. As much as I would rather not look back, there is a need in order to move forward. At the beginning of the year, I have aimed for 50 books as my goal. Needlessly to say, that was not accomplished.

The Never Tilting World by Rin Chupeco Infinity Son by Adam Silvera The Queen of Nothing by Holly Black The Gravity of Us by Phil Stamper
Dragon Fire by Lisa McMann Only Mostly Devastated by Sophie Gonzales The Music of What Happens by Bill Konigsberg The Shadow of Kyoshi by F.C. Yee

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Book Review: The Never Tilting World

The Never Tilting World by Rin Chupeco
Rating: 4.5 Stars
Series: The Never Tilting World, #1
Length: 481 Pages
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Synopsis:
Generations of twin goddesses have long ruled Aeon. But seventeen years ago, one sister’s betrayal defied an ancient prophecy and split their world in two. The planet ceased to spin, and a Great Abyss now divides two realms: one cloaked in perpetual night, the other scorched by an unrelenting sun.

While one sister rules Aranth—a frozen city surrounded by a storm-wracked sea —her twin inhabits the sand-locked Golden City. Each goddess has raised a daughter, and each keeps her own secrets about her sister’s betrayal.

But when shadowy forces begin to call their daughters, Odessa and Haidee, back to the site of the Breaking, the two young goddesses —along with a powerful healer from Aranth, and a mouthy desert scavenger —set out on separate journeys across treacherous wastelands, desperate to heal their broken world. No matter the sacrifice it demands.

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Book Review: Infinity Son

Infinity Son by Adam Silvera
Rating: 3.5 Stars
Series:  Infinity Cycle, #1
Length: 368 Pages
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Synopsis:
Growing up in New York, brothers Emil and Brighton always idolized the Spell Walkers—a vigilante group sworn to rid the world of specters. While the Spell Walkers and other celestials are born with powers, specters take them, violently stealing the essence of endangered magical creatures.

Brighton wishes he had a power so he could join the fray. Emil just wants the fighting to stop. The cycle of violence has taken a toll, making it harder for anyone with a power to live peacefully and openly. In this climate of fear, a gang of specters has been growing bolder by the day.

Then, in a brawl after a protest, Emil manifests a power of his own—one that puts him right at the heart of the conflict and sets him up to be the heroic Spell Walker Brighton always wanted to be.

Brotherhood, love, and loyalty will be put to the test, and no one will escape the fight unscathed.

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Book Review: The Gravity of Us

The Gravity of Us by Phil Stamper
Rating:  5 Stars
Series:  Standalone
Length: 314 Pages
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Synopsis:
As a successful social media journalist with half a million followers, seventeen-year-old Cal is used to sharing his life online. But when his pilot father is selected for a highly publicized NASA mission to Mars, Cal and his family relocate from Brooklyn to Houston and are thrust into a media circus.

Amidst the chaos, Cal meets sensitive and mysterious Leon, another “Astrokid,” and finds himself falling head over heels—fast. As the frenzy around the mission grows, so does their connection. But when secrets about the program are uncovered, Cal must find a way to reveal the truth without hurting the people who have become most important to him.

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