book review – what we deserve by alyssa nohar

i received a review copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. all opinions below are my own.

What We Deserve by Alyssa Nohar


★★★★

Amaya Bhatt is about to have the worst summer of her life.
Well actually, that’s a bit of an exaggeration, so let’s rewind a bit, shall we?
Last summer Amaya was finally diagnosed with social anxiety and generalized anxiety disorder after years of suffering in silence. She spent her Grade 12 year going to therapy sessions, adjusting to her new anxiety medication and overall just trying to get herself together, all while keeping her grades up. Though the experience was life- changing and eye-opening and all of that other good stuff, it was also exhausting.
Amaya figured that after all of that, she would at least get to have a lovely, peaceful summer vacation before starting at university in the fall. Unfortunately for Amaya, she is wrong about most things, this being one of them.
After her sister, Sonam, signs her up for a summer internship, Amaya is forced to work alongside four other recent high school graduates. Now instead of spending those glorious two months reading, sleeping and suntanning, she now has to spend it socializing and trying her hardest not to act like the most awkward person alive.
Amaya Bhatt thinks that she is about to have the worst summer ever, but fortunately for her, she is wrong about most things. 

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cover reveal & giveaway – windswept by gwen cole

hello friends! we’re already halfway through the week, can you believe it? and i have more good news for you – today, i will be doing a cover reveal for windswept by gwen cole, a highly anticipated young adult magical realism novel which comes out in may 2020! remember to read until the end for a giveaway for signed copies of the author’s books 😀

i buddy read gwen cole’s cold summer with a friend two years ago and loved it, so i was super excited when christy @ bookcrushin invited me to participate in the cover reveal for another gwen cole book! (thank you so much christy ♡) windswept was originally posted on the online writing platform wattpad, and i’ve always loved published wattpad books, because it’s a reminder that even if you start small, if you dream big and work hard, you will get to where you want to be someday.

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book review & mood board – red, white & royal blue by casey mcquiston

Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey Mcquiston


★★★★★

What happens when America’s First Son falls in love with the Prince of Wales?
When his mother became President, Alex Claremont-Diaz was promptly cast as the American equivalent of a young royal. Handsome, charismatic, genius—his image is pure millennial-marketing gold for the White House. There’s only one problem: Alex has a beef with the actual prince, Henry, across the pond. And when the tabloids get hold of a photo involving an Alex-Henry altercation, U.S./British relations take a turn for the worse.
Heads of family, state, and other handlers devise a plan for damage control: staging a truce between the two rivals. What at first begins as a fake, Instragramable friendship grows deeper, and more dangerous, than either Alex or Henry could have imagined. Soon Alex finds himself hurtling into a secret romance with a surprisingly unstuffy Henry that could derail the campaign and upend two nations and begs the question: Can love save the world after all? Where do we find the courage, and the power, to be the people we are meant to be? And how can we learn to let our true colors shine through?
Casey McQuiston’s Red, White & Royal Blue proves: true love isn’t always diplomatic.

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