Soul Ripping Romance Tag

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Happy Sunday everyone! We are sad the weekend is almost over but not sad that we are doing the Soul Ripping Romance tag thanks to one of our favorite humans, Kaleena @ Reader Voracious. If you aren’t following Kaleena yet, you aren’t truly living so please rectify that immediately 😉


  • Thank the person who tagged you and create a pingback to the original author – Nel @ Reactionary Tales.
  • Share at least 5 (but more are welcome) romances that tugged your heart strings. They can be from books, movies, TV shows, manga; anything you can think of! They can be examples of sad tears, angry tears, happy tears or a combination of all three.
  • Nominate 5 (or more) people to share their emotional traumas.

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First Date Book Tag

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Hi book friends! Happy Saturday! Today we are doing the First Date book tag which we found at Hotshot Headlines but is originally from Thrice Read. Here we go!


The awkward first date – A book where something felt off. It wasn’t a bad book, but lacked that spark for you.


These Rebel Waves – This book could’ve been great. I mean who doesn’t love rebellious pirates? But this story was weirdly religious and just not our cup of tea.


The cheap first date – A book that turned out less than you expected.


Everless – This was a book that stood no chance of living up to the hype for us. Honestly, it kind of grossed us out too much to be great.


Well-prepared first date – A book that was better than expected.


Sky in the Deep – WOW. Talk about over-delivering. Packed full of action, humor, family and just the right amount of romance, this was one of our favorite reads of the year. And to think, I almost didn’t read it.


Hot but dumb – A pretty book, not so hot on the inside.


The Surface Breaks – We bought this one for the cover alone and because we were promised a feminist retelling of the Little Mermaid… But this story was too brutal and while we got the feminist message we would’ve preferred something more empowering and less soul crushing.


Blind date – A book you picked up not knowing anything about it.


A Promise of Fire – I loved the cover and said why not… AND I REGRET NOTHING. If you are looking for a new book boyfriend and heroine to swoon over, this is one blind date that will go right.


Speed dating – A book you read super fast.


Golden Son – I devoured this book in one sitting. It’s fast paced and who doesn’t love gladiator-esque space battles?!


The rebound – A book you read too soon after a book hangover and it kind of ruined the book for you.


Roomies – We came off of Strange the Dreamer and wanted a romance. Roomies just didn’t pan out and I”m not sure we gave it a fair shot.


Overly enthusiastic date – A book that felt like it was trying too hard.


The Heir – This one felt like a total money grab and I felt like Cass was trying too hard to make me like a spoiled rotten monster. You can’t follow up the cheesy wonderfulness of the original Selection trilogy with a monster and try and force me to like it. Nope.


The perfect first date – A book that did everything right for you.

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Dance of Thieves – Perfect pacing, action, adventure, romance, this book has everything. And that cliffhanger! The Remnant Chronicles was put to shame with this new installment. Go forth now and make Mary your queen as well.


Humiliating first date – A book you’re embarrassed to admit you liked / embarrassed to see reading in public for whatever reason.


A Hunger Like No Other – Or any other romance book with a “romantic” cover that people will judge. Plus, the title of this one is cringe-y despite the book being really good.

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Nevernight | Spoiler-Free (Fangirling) Review


By: Jay Kristoff

Daughter of the Pirate King #1 | 311 Pages | Pub. 2016

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Nevernight at a Glance

  • Overall Rating: ★★★★★
  • Heroine:  “Fuck running! I’m in a bloody corset” is our forever mood
  • Dude: We’d sneak out of our rooms for him
  • Steaminess:  Tric wins the Hall of Masks in our minds
  • Brutality: Bludgeoned to death with your own limbs

Pairs Well With:

Black Widow Martini

  • 1 1/2oz. Black rum
  • ¾ oz Creme de cacao
  • 1 cup ice
  • Black food color
  • Brown sugar for rim

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The Beauty of Darkness | Spoiler-Free Mini Review

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By: Mary E. Pearson

The Remnant Chronicles #3 | 688 Pages | Pub. 2016

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The Beauty of Darkness at a Glance

  • Overall Rating: ★★★★
  • Heroine: Queen of bones and thannis
  • Dude: King of the smolder
  • Steaminess: Camping CAN be sexy
  • BrutalityMass killings


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Dangerous Exes | Spoiler-Free ARC Review

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By: Rachel Van Dyken

Liars, Inc. #2 | 318 Pages | October 30, 2018

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Dangerous Exes at a Glance

  • Overall Rating: ★★★★★
  • Heroine: Highlighter Queen
  • Dude: I’d let him spy on me
  • Steaminess: Touchdown!!
  • Hilarity: Tears streaming down my face

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Red Wine

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