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oddandbookish

Joined June 2017

I love Disney Princesses and Marvel Superheroes and books (duh!). Check out all my links ➡️ https://linktr.ee/oddandbookish
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His to Defend | Rhenna Morgan
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This was a great contemporary alpha male romance. I‘ve never read a book about a modern day mobster so I wasn‘t quite sure what to expect, but I ended up loving the dynamics.

Full review: https://oddandbookish.wordpress.com/2019/11/19/review-his-to-defend-nola-knights...

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Lady Jayne Disappears | Joanna Davidson Politano
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This book was like Jane Eyre meets a Charles Dickens novel and I loved it. It‘s like Jane Eyre in the sense that the main character is living in a mysterious house with people above her station. Similar to a Dickens novel, this book deals with and shed light on some unsavory things about the Victorian era like debtors‘ prison.

Full review: https://oddandbookish.wordpress.com/2019/11/17/review-lady-jayne-disappears/

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This book was absolutely amazing!

The story is very simple but very profound. There are lots of little pieces of wisdom sprinkled throughout that really hit me hard. For example, this was one of my favorite passages:

“Sometimes I feel lost,” said the boy.
“Me too,” said the mole, “but we love you and love brings you home.”

Full review: https://oddandbookish.wordpress.com/2019/11/16/review-the-boy-the-mole-the-fox-a...

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This was a very heartfelt and touching book.

The depression representation was really well done. It showed what depression looked like and how it affects not only the person with it, but also their loved ones.

Full review: https://oddandbookish.wordpress.com/2019/11/12/review-when-the-stars-lead-to-you...

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This was such a fun book! The premise is so cool and makes for an exciting read. The characters get launched into a wide range of video games and it was interesting to see how they adapted to each one.

Full review: https://oddandbookish.wordpress.com/2019/11/08/review-eve-2-0-the-gamer-series-1...

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Wild Savage Stars | Kristina Prez
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I absolutely loved the first book in the trilogy but um okay wow this book was even more insane. It was a roller coaster of emotions. This book picks up right where the last book left off and from then on just continues all the craziness.

Full review: https://oddandbookish.wordpress.com/2019/10/28/review-wild-savage-stars-sweet-bl...

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Undead Girl Gang | Lily Anderson
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Overall, if you‘re looking for a YA read for spooky season, then check out this book. There‘s witchcraft, zombie girls, and a creepy old abandoned house. What more could you want?

Full review: https://oddandbookish.wordpress.com/2019/10/13/review-undead-girl-gang/

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Growing up, I was a huge fan of Anne of Green Gables. I read the book and used to watch the animated TV show on PBS. I wanted to live in Avonlea with Anne. So naturally I was excited to read this book.

I was not disappointed. The book felt in the spirit very much like Anne of Green Gables. I can tell that the author did her research.

Full review: https://oddandbookish.wordpress.com/2019/10/11/review-marilla-of-green-gables/

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This was another fun installment in the Tales from the Haunted Mansion series. I don‘t think it was as good as the second one, but it was still enjoyable.

Full review: https://oddandbookish.wordpress.com/2019/09/26/review-grim-grinning-ghosts/

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The World is Ours | Abby Elise
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This book took me on a roller coaster ride of emotions and I loved every minute of it. Reminded me a lot Andi Mack in a good way.

Full review: https://oddandbookish.wordpress.com/2019/09/25/review-the-world-is-ours/

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This was such a fun read!

This book essentially makes fun of horror movies and all the cliches that come with them. For example, one of the things it says NOT to do is investigate strange things. The book explicitly states, “Investigation = mutilation” (pg. 36). Nothing good ever comes from checking something out. That‘s just asking to be murdered.
Full review: https://oddandbookish.wordpress.com/2019/09/23/review-how-to-survive-a-horror-mo...

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Overall, this was an insightful book about an incredible man and his company. I‘m so glad I read this book because now I love staying at Marriotts even more since I know all the history behind it.

Full review: https://oddandbookish.wordpress.com/2019/09/23/review-bill-marriott/

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Flora Air | Janice Cairns
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Overall, there were some things that I didn‘t like, but there were also things that I did like. If you like the premise and you‘re looking for something quick to read, then consider reading this.

Full review: https://oddandbookish.wordpress.com/2019/09/23/review-flora-air/

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This poetry collection was phenomenal.

In a way this is almost like a novel told in verse. Each section of the book tells a different part of the author‘s life. From his alcoholic beginnings to going to jail to finding love, the book covers it all and takes you on a journey.

Full review: https://oddandbookish.wordpress.com/2019/09/20/review-thoughts-of-a-mad-man-at-3...

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I was interested in reading this book because I am a fan of C.S. Lewis. I hadn‘t heard of Joy Davidman before, so I was curious to learn more about her.

This book was incredible. It beautifully depicted the relationship between Lewis and Davidman. Their romance was unconventional but epic. The love they had for one another is truly remarkable.

Full review: https://oddandbookish.wordpress.com/2019/09/18/review-becoming-mrs-lewis/

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Paradox | Independently Published
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This was such a refreshing poetry collection!

It‘s written in the typical Instagram poetry kind of style, but still managed to stand on its own. It felt very different from what you usually see in that style. It just felt very new and fresh.

Full review: https://oddandbookish.wordpress.com/2019/09/17/review-paradox/

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Mooncakes | Suzanne Walker
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Frankly in Love | David Yoon
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This book was so good! It‘s a romance but it goes so much deeper than just that. At the core, it‘s a story about first love, racism, identity, and family.

Full review: https://oddandbookish.wordpress.com/2019/09/04/review-frankly-in-love/

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Overall, I recommend this book to both die-hard and casual Dwayne Johnson fans. This book will make you love the Rock even more than you already do.

Full review: https://oddandbookish.wordpress.com/2019/08/13/review-for-your-consideration-dwa...

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The Grace Year | Kim Liggett
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I don‘t want to give too much away, so all I‘ll say about the plot is that it is filled with non-stop action and intrigue, which makes it a fast read. You‘ll be flipping through it trying to find out what happens next. You definitely won‘t be bored.

Full review: https://oddandbookish.wordpress.com/2019/08/11/review-the-grace-year/

tammysue Great review, Jessica! 💖 3mo
oddandbookish @tammysue Thank you! 3mo
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Daisy Jones and The Six | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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I was really looking forward to reading this book because I heard nothing but great things about it and the author. Unfortunately, for me, it did not live up to all the hype.

Full review: https://oddandbookish.wordpress.com/2019/08/09/review-daisy-jones-the-six/

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I always love a good coffee table book and this one was perfect!

This book is a spoof on 80‘s pulp love magazines. I loved the whole vibe of it. The photographs were amazing. The aesthetic was very retro Los Angeles meets millennial women.

Full review: https://oddandbookish.wordpress.com/2019/07/24/review-love-street/

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The Birthday Girl | Melissa de la Cruz
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I was really looking forward to reading this book. However, this book wasn‘t as good as I expected it to be.

As a thriller/mystery, the book falls kind of flat.

Overall, this book isn‘t that surprising or thrilling but still has entertainment value. It‘s a quick read, so if you want something short and entertaining to read, then go for it!

Full review: https://wordpress.com/view/oddandbookish.wordpress.com

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Despite the title, this isn‘t really a book about dead girls. It‘s more a book about girls in pop culture, but also a book about the author‘s experiences in LA. However, even that doesn‘t seem to adequately describe this book. It‘s kind of just a collection of essays that are very loosely connected.

Full review: https://oddandbookish.wordpress.com/2019/07/21/review-dead-girls/

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Faker | Sarah Smith
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I was so excited to read this book because it is an own voices book written by a biracial Filipino American woman. As some of you may know, I too am a biracial Filipino American woman. I knew I had to read this book because representation matters!

All in all, I found this to be a cute romance.

Full review: https://oddandbookish.wordpress.com/2019/07/20/review-faker/

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This was a really fascinating book. It combined pre-WWII and WWII historical fiction with the cut throat world of haute couture fashion. It took me a little longer to get interested in it, but once I was, I was hooked!

Full review: https://oddandbookish.wordpress.com/2019/07/16/review-the-last-collection/

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Omg this book was so amazing! If you're a bookworm read this book! It's funny, relatable, and heartfelt.

Full review: https://oddandbookish.wordpress.com/2019/07/09/review-the-bookish-life-of-nina-h...

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Another fun installment to the series! I'm even more excited for the movie now.

Full review: https://oddandbookish.wordpress.com/2019/07/08/review-escape-from-the-isle-of-th...

AkashaVampie Did u hear about the guy that plays cruella's son? He passed away the other day in his sleep from a seizure. Sad. He was only 20. 4mo
oddandbookish @AkashaVampie yes I did! It‘s so sad 😭 That‘s why I decided to read this book. 4mo
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AkashaVampie @oddandbookish I didn't know there were books. I have been watching Jesse and Descendants 1& 2. I'm wondering if they were planning on doing more than 3 of them. I hope they dedicate the 3rd one to him. 4mo
oddandbookish @AkashaVampie I read somewhere online that this was going to be the last film but I feel like they could totally continue it with other VKs. 4mo
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Another great collection from Lang! Not as good as some of her other work, but still enjoyable.

Full review: https://oddandbookish.wordpress.com/2019/07/07/review-love-looks-pretty-on-you/

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A very interesting book. Hard to describe but very intriguing.

Full review: https://oddandbookish.wordpress.com/2019/07/04/review-serene/

rachelsbrittain Lovely picture! 5mo
Megabooks #coverlove for sure! 5mo
LittlePixels What a gorgeous cover! 5mo
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Untitled | Unknown
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This was such a cute and sexy, but still very sweet romance!

Marin and Brad were such a cute couple. I loved their dynamic, especially how they brought out the best in each other and encouraged one another. That‘s #RelationshipGoals.

Full review: https://oddandbookish.wordpress.com/2019/06/27/review-starfish/

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I have way too many amazing things to say about this book. Please read my full review on my blog.

https://oddandbookish.wordpress.com/2019/06/20/review-patron-saints-of-nothing/

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I Owe You One | Sophie Kinsella
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Heartwarming and fun! Loved the focus on family.

Full review: https://oddandbookish.wordpress.com/2019/06/18/review-i-owe-you-one/

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This was such a heartbreaking read! It was sad, yet beautifully written.

Full review: https://oddandbookish.wordpress.com/2019/06/17/review-the-woman-in-the-white-kim...

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The Dead Queens Club | Hannah Capin
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Too messy in the first half to be fully enjoyable. Could have been significantly shorter. Great premise though.

Full review: https://oddandbookish.wordpress.com/2019/06/15/review-the-dead-queens-club/

MellieAntoinette Beautiful photo! 5mo
oddandbookish @MellieAntoinette Thank you ❤️ 5mo
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Hey everyone! I‘m partnering with Dutton Books to giveaway Becoming Dr. Seuss. There will be 5 winners. To enter: http://bit.ly/2QLuCW6

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Normal People | Sally Rooney
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Not as good as Conversations with Friends but that's just because Conversations with Friends is one of my all time favorite books. Ending fell flat for me. But I would still recommend it.

Full review: https://oddandbookish.wordpress.com/2019/06/05/review-normal-people/

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Totally messed up when I posted my review of this book. I posted it as a blurb and not a review 🤦🏻‍♀️

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A beautiful collection of romantic poetry. I had so many favorites.

Full review: https://oddandbookish.wordpress.com/2019/05/28/review-on-the-occassion-of-a-wedd...

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Overall, this is a powerful book. It touches upon many themes such as family, faith, and life behind bars. Thank you Alice for sharing your story with the world and inspiring others. Also, kudos to Kim Kardashian West for her role in helping free Alice. Kim gets a lot of hate for various things but you can‘t deny her role in this.

Full review: https://oddandbookish.wordpress.com/2019/05/26/review-after-life/

KathyWheeler I‘m not a Kim Kardashian West fan, but I thought it was great that she used her powerful voice to help free this woman. (edited) 6mo
oddandbookish @KathyWheeler I was really impressed when she did that. 6mo
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Curing My Venom | A. Rinum
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This was a very emotional collection of poetry that centers on the 5 stages of grief: denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance.

Full review: https://oddandbookish.wordpress.com/2019/05/14/review-curing-my-venom/

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I recommend this book for young readers who love fantasy or want to get more into reading. This book has enough action, mystery, and magic to keep them entertained. Plus it‘s the first book in a series!

Full review: https://oddandbookish.wordpress.com/2019/05/12/review-the-crowns-of-croswald-the...

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A powerful read about a woman‘s immigration journey into the US.

Full review: https://oddandbookish.wordpress.com/2019/04/24/review-when-i-walk-through-that-d...

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A great feminist YA contemporary! Loved it.

Full review: https://oddandbookish.wordpress.com/2019/04/23/review-amelia-westlake-was-never-...

CarolynM I loved this one (originally published as "Amelia Westlake") It's a delight 7mo
oddandbookish @CarolynM Happy to hear that!! 7mo
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Down & Dirty | Rhenna Morgan
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The Size of Everything | Jenna Mccarthy, Erin Cole
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This book was so heartbreaking but still inspiring!!

Full review: https://oddandbookish.wordpress.com/2019/04/10/review-the-size-of-everything/

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This book was hilarious! A perfect Shakespearean translation.

Full review: https://oddandbookish.wordpress.com/2019/04/09/review-william-shakespeares-much-...

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The Tesla Legacy | K.K. Perez
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A great start to a new sci-fi series. K. K. Perez sure knows how to get you at the end!

Full review: https://oddandbookish.wordpress.com/2019/04/09/review-the-tesla-legacy/

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Queen of the Sea | Dylan Meconis
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An beautiful graphic novel that‘s a loose reimagining of Elizabeth I and her sister Mary. The art was stunning. My only complaint was that the ending was lackluster. I wanted more!

Full review: https://wp.me/p9zANx-oe

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Renegade Women in Film and TV | Elizabeth Weitzman
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A gorgeous coffee table book full of incredible women. The illustrations are so cute 😍

Full review: https://wp.me/p9zANx-o3

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