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    ONE OF US US NEXT BY KAREN M. MCMANUS // spoiler-free book review: a mystery i actually loved ft. deadly games and great characters

    My friends LOOK I READ AN ACTUAL BOOK!! It has been too long aghhh. But my mojo is back, I’M BACK FOLKS. And it feels SO GOOD. Anyways yes book review! Let’s just chat about this book that I positively devoured in like 12 hours. That I also freaking LOVED.   Title: One of Us Is Next Series: One of Us Is Lying book #2 Author: Karen M. McManus Page count: 375 Date published: 7 January 2020 Genre: Young Adult mystery thriller ♢ Synopsis: It is a year after the action of One of Us Is Lying, and someone has started playing a game of Truth or Dare. But this…

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    SERPENT & DOVE BY SHELBY MAHURIN // spoiler-free book review: a great enemies-to-lovers romance and witches

    Look I don’t know who I am anymore either. Like actually being on time with book reviews? Who dis? Can you tell that was past me a month ago who forgot I could post this book review?? Because yes. Anyways, hi hello there friends of the interwebs. I am terribly sorry for disappearing for a literal month. And I’m going to explain why in my recap (which is going to be both January and February in one oh well) which should be up in the next few days. But I wanted to post this so that I’m not a complete blogger failure. So feast your eyes on this messy review…

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    THE QUEEN OF NOTHING BY HOLLY BLACK // book talk: is the folk of the air series worth it? ft luscious writing and delicious romance

    Huh I really just did that to myself didn’t I?? I mean I can truly only blame myself. I… had heard a lot about this series. But they didn’t really seem like my thing? Then I had serious FOMO so decided what the heck let’s do it. I’d planned on reading The Cruel Prince right away but I heard that the cliffhanger at the end of book two was INTENSE. So I waited until this finale came out and binged them all. Which btw, is the BEST ONLY way to read series, as I have come to conclude. This is going to be a strange sort of review. I don’t have…

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    TWEET CUTE BY EMMA LORD // blog tour book review: the best YA rom-com ft. snarky banter and baking

    I am so excited to talk about this book OH MY GOSH. Achievement reached: I actually read this before the release date!! Which is new for me because I’m such a mood reader and am always late. But yes ACCOMPLISHMENT. And as you read in the title, this book was just such an unexpected favourite. I was totally taken by surprise, having heard next to nothing about this book apart from a pitch on Instagram. And I knew I needed to read it. And boy did it not disappoint. But without any further ado, let us just get into how brilliant this book is. A huge thanks to St. Martins…

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    THE TRIALS OF MORRIGAN CROW BY JESSICA TOWNSEND // spoiler-free book review: a whimsical story and lovely characters

    I FINALLY READ THIS BOOK!! This book has been sitting on my shelf for ages and I just never read it? As goes for most of my books but let’s not talk about that. Anyways, here I am, ready to talk about this delight. let’s just get into it. Title: The Trials of Morrigan Crow Series: Nevermoor book #1 Author: Jessica Townsend Page count: 374 Date published: 31 October 2017 Genre: Middle-grade urban fantasy ✬ Synopsis: Morrigan Crow is cursed. Having been born on Eventide, the unluckiest day for any child to be born, she’s blamed for all local misfortunes, from hailstorms to heart attacks–and, worst of all, the curse…

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    FIND ME BY ANDRÉ ACIMAN // spoiler-free book review: was a sequel necessary? ft. fave ships

    And welcome to another episode of Ruby trying to keep up to date with book reviews and post them on time. Tis a fun time. Go me? Anywayssss… I FINALLY read Call Me By Your Name is this year, after ADORING the film and watching and crying over it 508287422 times. We already know I make bad choices. It’s fine. I’m fine. Moving on, let’s just get into this review!! Title: Find Me Series: Call Me By Your Name book #2 Author: André Aciman Page count: 260 Date published: 29 October 2019 Genre: Adult fiction ❀ Synopsis: In Find Me, Aciman shows us Elio’s father, Samuel, on a trip from Florence…

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    WAYWARD SON BY RAINBOW ROWELL // book talk: did my most anticipated release live up? ft. road trips & even more wacky spells

    Huh. I feel like I’m in a fever dream rn. The very first book I read this year was Carry On. It’d been sitting on my shelf FAR too long and I was literally speechless. The book took over my entire life, I non-stop talked about it everywhere, forced it on anybody who hadn’t read the book. I reread my favourite parts multiple times and I just,,, it was a lot. So to say the least, I was HIGHLY anticipating this book for like nine months. I probably thought about it every day. What do you mean it wasn’t a healthy obsession? I- Anyways, we have A LOT to talk…

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    THE DARKEST LEGACY BY ALEXANDRA BRACKEN // book talk: superpowers and even more screaming!!

    And look at how finally read this book after A WHOLE YEAR… Huh. Why did it take me so long to read one of my most anticipated releases, you ask? Don’t ask me. Anyways, onto the review. Let’s not call me out anymore. Title: The Darkest Legacy Series: The Darkest Minds book #4 Author: Alexandra Bracken Page count: 582 Date published: 31 July 2018 Genre: Young Adult urban fantasy / dystopian ⟡ Synopsis: Five years after the destruction of the so-called rehabilitation camps that imprisoned her and countless other Psi kids, seventeen-year-old Suzume “Zu” Kimura has assumed the role of spokesperson for the interim government, fighting for the rights of…

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    DAISY JONES & THE SIX BY TAYLOR JENKINS REID // spoiler-free book review: why is this band not real?

    You won’t be surprised that I, in fact, did not read this book recently. But back in July. Welp. I’ve become a broken record: better late than never? But I NEEDED to talk about how SPECTACULAR this book was!! I mean HOW COULD WE NOT? *fumbles on words* Title: Daisy Jones & The Six Author: Taylor Jenkins Reid Page count: 351 Date published: 5 March 2019 Genre: Adult historical fiction ♫ Synopsis: For a while, Daisy Jones & The Six were everywhere. Their albums were on every turntable, they sold out arenas from coast to coast, their sound defined an era. And then, on 12 July 1979, they split. Nobody…

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    THE BOY WHO STEALS HOUSES BY C.G. DREWS // warning: this book wrecked me!!

    Welcome to yet another extremely late review because I’m a terrible blogger. I adored this book. But what did I not do? Flipping review it that’s what. I swear this is going to change. But I’m sitting in a pickle because I have a terrible memory and don’t remember enough about the book. But I wanted to do this review so excuse this mess of a post. This is my brand now. My legacy. And all entirely my own fault. But without further rambling, let us just pop into this disaster of a review/discussion. Still figuring out if I want to call these reviews because idk if they can be…