ᴊɪʟʟ 愛 ☾★

♥︎ ʟᴏᴠᴇʀ ᴏғ ᴄᴀᴛs, ᴀɴɪᴍᴇ ᴀɴᴅ ᴡᴏʀᴅs. 📚: 15/20

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I dived into this without knowing what to expect. I normally would read a few reviews before picking up my next read so I’ll know what I’m getting myself into but the lack of knowledge this time was so much worth it. This book wasn’t what I was expecting but it delivered so much more than I hoped for. I’ve read too many heroines at this point and I can adamantly tell you that Lily is by far, the one I most admire. She’s so real and strong yet vulnerable and her conviction over the course of the story molded her to a heroine/woman I aspire to become someday. In fact, I believe every woman should aspire to be like her. She hasn’t made all the right decisions as we all haven’t but I still found myself rooting for her every step of the way.
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I am still flooded with emotions 24 hours after finishing this. I feel tragic, raw, sad, elated. It was a rollercoaster of feelings and I honestly felt spent emotionally after the last page. There were times when I couldn’t handle my own heart so I had to stop to cry, breathe and gather myself. It broke me. This book tore open a huge hole in my heart and as I sat bawling my eyes out I had to ask myself where all those tears and hurt were coming from. I haven’t personally been in the situation Lily found herself into but it affected me on a deep level. That’s what’s amazing about this.
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If I have to sum up what this book is about I’d say this: it’s a story of unwavering strength and love and ultimately finding the courage to make the right decisions in the hardest situation.
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P.S. I am officially joining the @colleenhoover fan club and bandwagon. Hope I’m not too late!
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once upon
a time, the princess
rose from the ashes
her dragon lovers
made of her
&
crowned
herself
the
motherfucking
queen of
herself.
- 𝘩𝘰𝘸'𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘢 𝘩𝘢𝘱𝘱𝘪𝘭𝘺 𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘳 𝘢𝘧𝘵𝘦𝘳?
Amanda Lovelace (@ladybookmad) 🌹

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I was actually thinking of giving it a 2.5 rating but thought it wouldn’t justify how I enjoyed reading this so it’s really a 3 for me. Now onto the story, at first I was like “WTF am I reading?” I had no clue, no idea whatsoever what this was about. I admit the cover drew me in. I couldn’t relate to the setting at all at first. It was all weird to me... Grimbaud weirded me out quite a bit. As I went on though I learned to enjoy the town, the people and it’s obsession with love and love charms. I haven’t read a book with this kind of plot after all. However, let me tell you that there was no depth to the characters at all. The only one I sort of liked was Hijiri. I think she’s adorable. But that’s that.

It’s not something I’d recommend tbh but it’s a really light read so if you’re looking for that then you might want to give this a shot.
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One of the most interesting self-help books I’ve read. Okay well, granted that I don’t really steer on that genre because they’re all a bunch of bull but this is more like an anti-self-help book that I don’t regret getting into at all.
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This got to me. Not Marin’s past because I don’t relate to it but rather the loneliness, the desperation, the ghosts. Especially the ghosts. Majority of the complaints I’ve been reading was about how boring this was and I’m sorry that you feel that way but depression is not exactly rainbows and unicorns, you know? Granted that I have issues here and there like not being able to encapsulate depression or mental illness for everything they are but it still gave a pretty good depiction of them, IMO. If you don’t like character-driven books then stay away from this. Also thought I’d share some of my favorite quotes from the book:
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“𝘋𝘰𝘯’𝘵 𝘣𝘦 𝘢 𝘱𝘦𝘳𝘴𝘰𝘯 𝘸𝘩𝘰 𝘴𝘦𝘦𝘬𝘴 𝘰𝘶𝘵 𝘨𝘳𝘪𝘦𝘧. 𝘛𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘦 𝘪𝘴 𝘦𝘯𝘰𝘶𝘨𝘩 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘪𝘯 𝘭𝘪𝘧𝘦.”
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“𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘵𝘳𝘰𝘶𝘣𝘭𝘦 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘥𝘦𝘯𝘪𝘢𝘭 𝘪𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘸𝘩𝘦𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘵𝘳𝘶𝘵𝘩 𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘦𝘴, 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘢𝘳𝘦𝘯’𝘵 𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘥𝘺.“
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“𝘐 𝘸𝘪𝘴𝘩 𝘩𝘦𝘳 𝘮𝘰𝘳𝘦 𝘩𝘢𝘱𝘱𝘪𝘯𝘦𝘴𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘤𝘢𝘯 𝘧𝘪𝘵 𝘪𝘯 𝘢 𝘱𝘦𝘳𝘴𝘰𝘯. 𝘐 𝘸𝘪𝘴𝘩 𝘩𝘦𝘳 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘬𝘪𝘯𝘥 𝘰𝘧 𝘩𝘢𝘱𝘱𝘪𝘯𝘦𝘴𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘴𝘱𝘪𝘭𝘭𝘴 𝘰𝘷𝘦𝘳.”
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I AM SO FVCKING ANGRY and I mean ANGRY, YOU GUYS!!! This could’ve been one of the most interesting plot lines written but it represents almost everything that I find so wrong in the YA genre! How the authors managed to fvck this up is beyond me.
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I cannot believe this was co-written by a guy and to think that I was so looking forward to read this for three years! What a huge disappointment. Save yourself the trouble and go read something else. Not worth your time. And in case you’re still thinking about giving this a shot, feel free to DM me and I just might be able to convince you otherwise.
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Good morning from this side ☕️ It’s now February on this side of the planet but don’t you feel like January went by so slow? I feel like it has been a really long month. Now I have to be at work in a couple of hours and I badly need my caffeine fix. And oh, this is me hiding my face by pretending to read for the sake of taking a photo in this beautiful space. 🙈
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OMG this book! I am in love with the author’s writing. It was so free flowing and really piques your interest, it was hard to put down! I was tempted to pull an all-nighter for this! The story wasn’t anything special though and the love story seemed unrealistic or maybe it’s just my brain refusing to believe that Ben can exist in my universe but I love books about books and definitely enjoyed the witty banters between Prudence and Ben. And oh, Ben, the hot nerd-slash-book agent-slash-surfer with a man bun!!! MY HORMONES WERE RAGING, YOU GUYS!!! How can you not fall head over heels with that?? Plus the steamy, hot sex scenes!! Okay, I just realized I’m using !!! too much I should stop!
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Here we go again. Another week passed, another will start and before we know it, this year would also pass us by. I look back on my 25 year old self — all those years ago when I thought I knew, when I thought I had it all figured out. We always think we know better with every year that comes, we think that with every momentous event in our lives. It turns out, life doesn’t come with a manual. There’s really no one way to deal with life’s intricacies and perplexities. You just man the hell up and trudge through them them the best way you know how. The indubitable fact is, this “old me, new me” is getting sickening. What I do believe in are growth, learnings, transitions, the hunger for something more and the looking back to see how far you’ve come.
So if you’re like me at all and you’re still figuring out this cornucopia of good, ugly and intolerable, inhale. Exhale. Just breathe. We’ll be okay.

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When I saw people from the community raving about this novel, I was compelled to give it a go though it took me months to actually pick it up. I had high hopes. It started out with a great premise but the hypocrisy of this is beyond immeasurable. One subjective factor in liking a book is on how the author can manage to pull me in, to touch the parts of me I never knew existed but this left me feeling nothing. AT. ALL. Not the worst YA read but definitely and incredibly bad.
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6💬

I’ve never met (or in this case, read) such weak, pretentious and annoying AF characters. There’s too many I want to say but my blood is boiling just thinking about them so I think I’ll just throw this in the quarry in hopes of never seeing it again.
In other words: FVCKFVCKFVCK
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I don’t know where you are right now, what you’re doing or how you’re feeling. I can only hope that your heart is brimming with happiness. But maybe that isn’t the case. Maybe you’re fed up, maybe your heart is tired of beating. So I want you to know that it’s okay to feel lost, to feel uncertain, to be weary. Like the universe that moves and expands in order to find balance, know that your tired, aching soul is the same. It’s an offshoot of this cosmic phenomenon. And whichever part of the universe you belong to, I sincerely hope you find something to live for.
Go easy on yourself.

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Hello from this side.

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I just wrapped up the last book to the To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before series and my emotions were just... My heart would be all over the room everytime Lara Jean would describe the way Peter feels for her and I’d be like YES YES GIRL YOU HAVE IT ALLLL 💕 Made me wish for a split second that someone would look at me that way before suddenly realizing I already have my real life Peter Kavinsky and he’s so much more 💓💘
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HAPPY NEW YEAR 2018 🌌

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I have never been a fan of suspense, thriller novels now that I’m a grown-up, they scare the hell out of me and I can be a lot paranoid for days on end (same reason I ceased watching crime documentaries) so this was out of the ordinary for me. The premise was intriguing and it kept me on the edge of my seat almost the whole time. It got kind of tiring with all the past and present pacing and the story was told through the POV of the mother who was unreliable and suffering from postpartum depression and possibly psychosis. Nevertheless, I was glad to tick this off my list before the year ends.
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My December mini #bookhaul 💕 Haven’t read half of these yet and I highly doubt I’ll be able to before the year ends. The good thing is, I’ll have physical books to look forward to come 2018.
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This is where the battle between ebooks vs. actual books comes into play. For the longest time I’ve been a firm believer that physical books are better (and in a lot of ways) than their ebook counterparts. I mean, I can actually hold them, sniff them and that intoxicating and thrilling feeling I get as I turn the next page, it’s unbeatable. But budget has been really tight lately and it’s difficult to afford too many books, even the second hand, beaten down ones. So I opted for ebooks and you know what, I realized they aren’t so bad. I don’t have to go down the path of regretting buying a book I’ll turn out to hate and I can read at night with the lights off!
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Now I’m a convert. I’m not saying that ebooks are better because duh, it’s amazing to see your shelves of books but I believe that books, in whatever form they come, should be enjoyed no less.
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Just wrapped up the second installment to this series and I think I like it better than the first one. Lara Jean surely has grown up to be a protagonist I slowly learned to root for. Also rooting for John and LJ to get together in the last book but I’m pretty certain that ain’t happening. ☹️
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