Mid Year Freak Out Tag (2018)

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It’s July so that means the year is over halfway done and we are forced to pick some of our favorite reads of 2018. We’ve read some great things in 2018 and I’m already freaking out about how we’re going to be able to pick favorites at the end of the year. Thanks to Siobhan @ Siobhan’s Favorites for tagging us & y’all should check out her awesome blog.

Here we go!

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Caraval (Your Bedtime Story Meets Saw) | Book Review


By: Stephanie Garber

#1 in Caraval Series | 407 Pages | Pub. 2017

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Caraval at a Glance

  • Overall Rating: ★★★ 1/2
  • Heroine: The only girl ok with an arranged marriage
  • Dude: Flynn Rider meets Jack Sparrow
  • Steaminess: I think time tripled instead of standing still
  • Brutality: Sleeping with the fishes

Pairs Well With:

Caraval Cocktail

  • 4 oz raspberry vodka
  • 4 oz fresh grapefruit juice
  • 4 oz raspberry puree
  • ½ tsp grated ginger
  • 3 rosemary sprigs

Beware Spoilers are Coming…

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The One Where We Fangirl about Sky In the Deep | Book Review


By: Adrienne Young

Standalone | 340 Pages | Pub. 2018

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 Sky in the Deep at a glance:

  • Overall Rating: ★★★★★
  • Heroine: Hide yo heart cuz this Viking chick is going to steal it
  • Dude: I’ll go where you go, Fiske
  • Steaminess: The kind of slow burn that melts glaciers
  • Brutality: 11 year olds “finishing off” fallen soldiers

Pairs Well With:

The Viking Storm

  • 2 parts Sap House Meadery’s Sugar Maple Mead
  • 1 Part Ginger Beer

Beware, spoilers are coming…

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Top Ten Tuesday: Best Books of 2018 (So Far!)


Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.

The rules are simple:

  • Each Tuesday, Jana assigns a new topic. Create your own Top Ten list that fits that topic – putting your unique spin on it if you want.
  • Everyone is welcome to join but please link back to The Artsy Reader Girl in your own Top Ten Tuesday post.
  • Add your name to the Linky widget on that day’s post so that everyone can check out other bloggers’ lists.
  • Or if you don’t have a blog, just post your answers as a comment.

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The Unearthly (Basically Every European Boarding School Dream You’ve Ever Had) | Book Review


By: Laura Thalassa

The Unearthly #1 | 296 Pages | Pub. 2013


The Unearthly at a Glance:

  • Overall Rating: ★★★★
  • Heroine: She makes a great junior fire chief
  • Dude:  I’d be okay if he used his vampire mojo on me
  • Steaminess: Well, *that* escalated quickly!
  • Brutality: Mass murder by stake

Pairs Well With:

The Siren

  • 1 oz Lilac simple syrup
  • 1 dash rose water
  • 2 oz club soda
  • 2 oz vodka

Beware, spoilers are coming…

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