Vicious. V.E. Schwab. Adult/Fantasy/Science Fiction. 2013. 371 pages. 5 stars.
These words people threw around—humans, monsters, heroes, villains—to Victor it was all just a matter of semantics. Someone could call themselves a hero and still walk around killing dozens. Someone else could be labeled a villain for trying to stop them. Plenty of humans were monstrous, and plenty of monsters knew how to play at being human.
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Shut Out. Kody Keplinger. Young Adult/Contemporary. 273 pages. 2011. 2 stars.
You can’t control everything. Sometimes you just need to relax and have faith that things will work out. Let go a little and just let life happen.
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The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life. Mark Manson. Nonfiction/Self-help. 2016. 224 pages. 4.5 stars.
Don’t just sit there. Do something. The answers will follow.
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Ah yes, the reason why I’ve been in a book slump. Instead of reading, I’ve admittedly been binge-watching Brooklyn Nine-Nine because it’s such a great show! To make amends for my lack of bookish adventures, I’m doing this book tag which brings together the two! Yay!
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I’ve been seeing a lot of drama regarding ARCs especially during BookExpo and BookCon, so I figured I would create a discussion post as to why ARCs are a big deal especially to international bloggers*
*By international bloggers, I’m referring to those who blog outside of the United States, specifically those who come from developing countries such as myself. Please take my context into consideration before making any judgments.
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Our blogoversary may be done but we still have one more exciting giveaway courtesy of Penguin Random House! All you have to do is have a twitter account 😉
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Furyborn. Claire Legrand. Young Adult/Fantasy. 2018. 512 pages. 4.5 stars.
We all have darkness inside us, Rielle,” he said, his voice rough. “That is what it means to be human.”
I received an advanced copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
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We are so happy to say that Book Allure is 3 years old! This blog has come such a long way and we wanted to celebrate our brainchild’s birthday with you guys 🌸
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A Bottle of Storm Clouds. Eliza Victoria. Fantasy/Anthology. 2012. 209 pages. 5 stars.
People lose things every day. Most just give up looking and forget.
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Hunting Prince Dracula. Kerri Maniscalco. Young adult/Horror/Historical Fiction/Mystery. 2017. 434 pages. 3.25 stars.
Monsters were in the eye of the beholder. And no one wanted to discover their hero was the true villain of the story.
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