Guest Post and Giveaway: Ronni Davis Creates Sims of Her Characters from When the Stars Lead to You

As part of the blog tour for When the Stars Lead to You, I asked Ronni to create Sims of her characters! They look really incredible and I’m so excited to share them with you! You can also read my review of her absolutely incredible book here!

Oh my gosh YES! Any reason I have to play the Sims is a GOOD reason!! I ran out of time to build any houses, but I did make Sims! I have two versions of Ashton and Devon. The first is the Maxis version, with no custom content.

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Stranger Things Readathon TBR

I am an expert at biting off more than I can chew so yes I am participating in the first ever Stranger Things readathon! It officially started yesterday and ends on the 17th and since I can’t think of anything better than combining Stranger Things with books I couldn’t say no. Plus, I haven’t done a readathon since July’s 24in48 so it was way past time for another.

There are five reading challenges to complete with this readathon:

  1. Group book: The Devouring Gray by Christine Lynn Herman
  2. Stranger Things is about a group of friends. Read a book featuring a core friend group.
  3. Eleven came into their lives and made an everlasting bond with the group. Get out of your comfort zone and buddy read a book with someone.
  4. In honor of Robin coming out as a lesbian, read a book with a f/f relationship.
  5. The show is dark, so read a book with black on the cover.
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End of the Year Announcements

I have so many fun things planned for the end of 2019 and I finally get to tell you all about them today!

The ending of another year is always an exciting time for me because I love the idea of new beginnings. This year end is even more special though because it’s also the end of a decade. I’m only 26, so I haven’t even lived three full decades yet, but I already know that this last one was most likely the most influential I’ll ever have.

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Sunday Stacks Week Sixteen

You probably thought this feature was dead and never to be seen again, huh? Nope! My blogging schedule has just been a little full and crazy lately so I had to temporarily cut it. But Sunday Stacks is back, baby!

I’m not even going to bother doing a recap of the last one like I normally do considering it has been two months… Instead, let’s jump right into what I’m planning on reading this week!

Normally, I read ARCs in the order they need to be reviewed, but if you think for even a second I’ll be able to keep myself from reading More Than Maybe by Erin Hahn right this second then you are sorely mistaken. I am incredibly grateful to have been sent this by the publisher and I literally cried when I opened the package. This is my most anticipated book of 2020. I haven’t even read it yet and it already means so much to me. Welcome to my heart, Luke and Vada.

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Guest Post: Writing a Bromance by Naomi Hughes

Bromance—a strong friendship between two guys—is one of my absolute favorite tropes. Sherlock and Watson! Kirk and Spock! Crowley and Aziraphale! Something about these types of relationships just always seems so special to me. I love the banter, the tension, the vulnerable moments. Even better, in my opinion, is if the guys start out as enemies before they grow into an unexpected friendship (or frenemy-ship).

So when it came time for me to brainstorm a brand-new story last year, of course I decided to write a bromance into it.

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Review: In the Hall with the Knife by Diana Peterfreund

Title: In the Hall with the Knife
Series: Clue Mystery
Author: Diana Peterfreund
Release Date: October 8, 2019
Publisher: Amulet

Content Warnings: obsessive counting of calories, in depth talk of suicide, murder, blood, sexism

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A murderer could be around every corner in this thrilling YA trilogy based on the board game CLUE!

When a storm strikes at Blackbrook Academy, an elite prep school nestled in the woods of Maine, a motley crew of students—including Beth “Peacock” Picach, Orchid McKee, Vaughn Green, Sam “Mustard” Maestor, Finn Plum, and Scarlet Mistry—are left stranded on campus with their headmaster. Hours later, his body is found in the conservatory and it’s very clear his death was no accident. With this group of students who are all hiding something, nothing is as it seems, and everyone has a motive for murder. Fans of the CLUE board game and cult classic film will delight in Diana Peterfreund’s modern reimagining of the brand, its characters, and the dark, magnificent old mansion with secrets hidden within its walls.

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Review: I Hope You Get This Message by Farah Naz Rishi

Title: I Hope You Get This Message
Author: Farah Naz Rishi
Release Date: October 22, 2019
Publisher: HarperTeen
Pages: 420

Content Warnings: schizophrenia, talk of suicide attempts, suicidal ideation, depression, self-harm, racism, physical violence, gun violence, queerphobia, poverty, cancer, hospitals, surgery

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In this high concept YA novel debut that’s We All Looked Up meets The Sun Is Also a Star, three teens must face down the mistakes of their past after they learn that life on Earth might end in less than a week.

News stations across the country are reporting mysterious messages that Earth has been receiving from a planet—Alma—claiming to be its creator. If they’re being interpreted correctly, in seven days Alma will hit the kill switch on their “colony” Earth.

True or not, for teenagers Jesse Hewitt, Cate Collins, and Adeem Khan, the prospect of this ticking time bomb will change their lives forever.

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