What I Learned in a Year of Book Blogging

book tag (10).pngSo I know tons of people have done posts like this, but I ALWAYS read them. I think we all have lovely insight and you never know when you will learn something new! These are my lessons learned, but I want to thank all of you for your help. Especially @Kal for templates and answering all of my silly questions, @Dev for helping me to understand that Instagram is actually insane, @Loretta for offering her professional design eye and explaining self-hosted and widgets, and primarily Teagan for still talking books even when the pressure of blogging AND having a life got to be too much.

So here are some things I learned in a year (actually 1 1/2, this post is late…oops):

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The Traitor’s Kiss | Spoiler-Free Book Review


By: Erin Beatty

Traitor’s Circle # 1 | 352 Pages | Pub. 2018

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The Traitor’s Kiss at a Glance

  • Overall Rating: ★★★ 1/2
  • Heroine: Matchmaker + Mulan vibes
  • Dude: Oh, Captain, My Captain 😻😻
  • Plot Twist:  I feel like I’ve been all over Gone Girl-ed again
  • Brutality: J.K Rowling & Cassandra Clare would be proud

Pairs Well With

The Traitor Shot

  • Gin
  • Orange juice
  • Dash of nutmeg and honey 

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Scarlet (Lunar Chronicles # 2) | Book Review


By: Marissa Meyer

#2 in the Lunar Chronicles| 454 Pages | Pub. 2013

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Scarlet at a Glance

  • Overall Rating: ★★★★
  • Heroine: Scarlet is our forever MOOD
  • Dude: Adorable but c’mon a handshake would have sufficed
  • Hilariousness: Thorne creating a portfolio of his favorite ladies 😹😹
  • Brutality: Werewolf children torture scenes

Pairs Well With

Bloody Mary

Beware. Spoilers are coming…

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Dance of Thieves | I Need a Thousand More Tomorrows With This Book (Spoiler-Free Review)

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By: Mary Pearson

Dance of Thieves # 1 | 508 Pages | Pub. 2017

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Dance of Thieves at a Glance

  • Overall Rating: ★★★★★
  • Heroine: She stole my heart
  • Dude: Where can I sign up to be chained to this guy for weeks?!
  • Steaminess:  Who knew riddles could be so hot?
  • Brutality: Betrayal is *everywhere*

Pairs Well With

Dance of Thieves

  • 1.5 oz Bourbon
  • 1 oz Averna amaro
  • 1/2 oz Lemon juice
  • 1/2 oz honey syrup

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