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Every Body Is A Beach Body

Every Body Is A Beach Body

Isabelle @ BookwyrmBites chose to talk about body positivity in her prompt. You should check her post since she talks about what it means and how it should be included in media.

Swimsuit season is here, but you don’t need any special diets or workout routines to prepare. Media plays a huge role in making us think otherwise, though — discuss what constitutes body positivity in books, what you’d like to see more of, any recommendations for body-positive books, et cetera.

I’m listing some of my favorite Alexa Riley books to spread the positivity. They always write books about beautiful curvy heroines and possessive alpha males.

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Summer Personified Characters

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This is the second Bookending Summer prompt that peeked my interest. Charvi @ Not Just Fiction describes these kind of characters as: unique in their own way but there are some of those sweet and cheerful ones whose goodness reminds you of summer. 

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Double Book Review: Dead as a Doornail + Definitely Dead by Charlaine Harris

 


Dead as a Doornail by Charlaine Harris 
Series: Sookie Stackhouse, #5
Genre: Fantasy | Paranormal | Romance
Age Range: Adult Audience
Format: Hardcover, 304 pages
Published on May 1st 2005 by Ace Books
Charlaine Harris: Website | Twitter | Goodreads
I read the Finnish version, “Verta Sakeampaa”.

Synopsis:
When Sookie’s brother Jason’s eyes start to change, she knows he’s about to turn into a were-panther for the first time. But her concern becomes cold fear when a sniper sets his deadly sights on the local changeling population-and Jason’s new panther brethren suspect he may be the shooter. Now, Sookie has until the next full moon to find out who’s behind the attacks, unless the killer decides to find her first.

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Tag: Mid Year Freak out 2019

 

Mid Year Book Freak-Out Tag

I decided to re-do one of the first tags I ever did in this blog. My reading goal this year is 150 books and I’ve read 77 of them so far. I’m still ahead of schedule so I don’t have to freak out yet. 

You can read my 2018 version of this tag here.

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Book Review: Pleasure of a Dark Prince by Kresley Cole

 


Pleasure of a Dark Prince by Kresley Cole 
Series: Immortals After Dark, #9
Genre: Fantasy | Paranormal | Romance
Age Range: Adult Audience
Format: Paperback, 431 pages
Published on February 16th 2010 by Pocket Books (first published January 25th 2010)
Kresley Cole: Website | Twitter | Goodreads

Synopsis:
Kresley Cole enraptures again with this seductive tale of a fierce werewolf prince who will stop at nothing to protect the lovely archer he covets from afar.
A Dangerous Beauty
Lucia the Huntress: as mysterious as she is exquisite, she harbors secrets that threaten to destroy her—and those she loves.
An Uncontrolled Need
Garreth MacRieve, Prince of the Lykae: the brutal Highland warrior who burns to finally claim this maddeningly sensual creature as his own.

That lead to a pleasure so wicked…
From the shadows, Garreth has long watched over Lucia. Now, the only way to keep the proud huntress safe from harm is to convince her to accept him as her guardian. To do this, Garreth will ruthlessly exploit Lucia’s greatest weakness—her wanton desire for him.

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Books That Make Temperatures Rise

Books That Make Temperatures Rise

Bookending Summer is here! Just look at that pretty logo Clo gave us. It was a pain to get into black picture (this prompt just needed some fire picture) until finally– finally my stupid brain realized to put something white behind it 😀

The first prompt I decided to do was created by Charvi @ Not Just FictionWhat are some books that make you hot headed with anger? List down some books that manage to get on your nerves for some reason or the other.

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Book Review: The Bride Test by Helen Hoang

 


The Bride Test by Helen Hoang 
Series:  The Kiss Quotient, #2
Genre: Romance | Contemporary
Age Range: Adult Audience
Format: Paperback, 296 pages
Published on May 7th 2019 by Berkley
Helen Hoang: Website | Twitter | Goodreads

Synopsis:
Khai Diep has no feelings. Well, he feels irritation when people move his things or contentment when ledgers balance down to the penny, but not big, important emotions—like grief. And love. He thinks he’s defective. His family knows better—that his autism means he just processes emotions differently. When he steadfastly avoids relationships, his mother takes matters into her own hands and returns to Vietnam to find him the perfect bride.

As a mixed-race girl living in the slums of Ho Chi Minh City, Esme Tran has always felt out of place. When the opportunity arises to come to America and meet a potential husband, she can’t turn it down, thinking this could be the break her family needs. Seducing Khai, however, doesn’t go as planned. Esme’s lessons in love seem to be working…but only on herself. She’s hopelessly smitten with a man who’s convinced he can never return her affection.

With Esme’s time in the United States dwindling, Khai is forced to understand he’s been wrong all along. And there’s more than one way to love.

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Graphic Novel Review: Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Vol. 1 by Joss Whedon & Jordie Bellaire

 


Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Vol. 1 by Joss Whedon & Jordie Bellaire, Illustrated by Dan Mora 
Series: Buffy The Vampire Slayer, #1-4
Genre: Paranormal | Graphic Novels
Age Range: Young Adult
Format: Paperback, 128 pages
Published on May 28th 2019 by BOOM! Studios
Joss Whedon: Website Twitter Goodreads

Jordie Bellaire: Website | Twitter | Goodreads

Dan Mora: Website | Twitter | Goodreads

Synopsis:
Go back to the beginning as the critically acclaimed pop culture phenomenon Buffy The Vampire Slayer is reimagined under the guidance of series creator Joss Whedon!
This is the Buffy Summers you know, who wants what every average teenager wants: friends at her new school, decent grades, and to escape her imposed destiny as the next in a long line of vampire slayers tasked with defeating the forces of evil…only this time around, her world looks a lot more like the one outside your window.

Eisner Award winner Jordie Bellaire (Redlands) and Russ Manning Award winner Dan Mora (Go Go Power Rangers, Hexed), along with series creator Joss Whedon (Marvel’s The Avengers), bring Buffy into a new era with new challenges, new friends, and a few enemies you might already recognize. But the more things change, the more they stay the same as the Gang faces brand-new Big Bads, and the threat lurking beneath the perfectly manicured exterior of Sunnydale High confirms what every teenager has always known: high school truly is hell.

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Book Review: Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy by Cassandra Clare

 


Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy by Cassandra Clare 
Series: Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy, #1-10
Genre: Fantasy | Romance | Paranormal
Age Range: Young Adult
Format: Paperback, 655 pages
Published on November 15th 2016 by Margaret K. McElderry Books
Cassandra Clare: Website | Twitter | Goodreads

Synopsis:
Simon Lewis has been a human and a vampire, and now he is becoming a Shadowhunter. But the events of City of Heavenly Fire left him stripped of his memories, and Simon isn’t sure who he is anymore. He knows he was friends with Clary, and that he convinced the total goddess Isabelle Lightwood to go out with him…but he doesn’t know how. And when Clary and Isabelle look at him, expecting him to be a man he doesn’t remember…Simon can’t take it.
So when the Shadowhunter Academy reopens, Simon throws himself into this new world of demon-hunting, determined to find himself again. His new self. Whomever this new Simon might be.

But the Academy is a Shadowhunter institution, which means it has some problems. Like the fact that non-Shadowhunter students have to live in the basement. And that differences—like being a former vampire—are greatly looked down upon. At least Simon is trained in weaponry—even if it’s only from hours of playing D&D.

Join Simon on his journey to become a Shadowhunter, and learn about the Academy’s illustrious history along the way, through guest lecturers such as Jace Herondale, Tessa Gray, and Magnus Bane. These ten short stories give an epilogue to the Mortal Instruments series and provide glimpses of what’s in store in the Dark Artifices.

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