MY YEAR IN BOOKS 🖤 best and worst books of 2018

I can’t believe I haven’t shared this post yet, but I want to recap my 2018 year in books.

I can’t thank you enough, reader friends, for supporting me here on this bookish blog and on my BookTube channel. 2018 was my best bookish year yet, thanks to all of you. 🖤

Here’s my bookish year in review, along with the best and worst books I read in 2018.

I have a feeling 2019 is going to be even better. ✨

How was your 2018 reading year? What was some your best and worst books? Let me know in the comments!

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Cursed Rebel Book Blitz + Giveaway

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I’m a part of my first book blitz! 🖤

Here’s all the info for a new book release, Cursed Rebel by H.G. Lynch. Have you heard of this book? Do you plan on picking it up? Let me know in the comments!

Cursed Rebel by H.G. Lynch

Release Date: October 5, 2018
Genre: Young Adult, Paranormal, Romance


Synopsis

My grandma always warned me never to trust a Faery. I never believed they were real…until I was kidnapped by one.

Finn is an obnoxious, mercurial Fae whose job it is to bring me to the King. He’s gorgeous, but in this world, the prettiest things are the deadliest.

But if I want to survive the Fae realm and find a way home, I’ll have to trust him…for now.

Excerpt

The faery girl looked up at me, her smile fading. She looked at her empty hand sadly, her thin brows drawing together, and for a second, I felt horrible for upsetting her. Then she raised  her eyes back to mine, and they were cold and grey.

Her mouth twisted into a snarl, baring rows of sharp, pointy teeth, and let out a shriek of  anger. “Nasty, mortal filth!” she screeched.

Horror skittered through my bones, and a scream caught in my throat as she lunged off the  ground at me. Her curled fingers, like claws, aimed for my eyes. I stumbled backward and  tripped over a rock, hitting the ground on my back hard enough to knock the breath out of me.

My chest spasmed as I tried to suck in air for a scream, and the faery girl leapt on me like a giant spider, wrapping her tiny hands around my throat.

Book Links

Goodreads | Amazon

About the Author

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H.G. Lynch is a paranormal romance author from Scotland. She is an avid reader and cat-lover. She spends most of her days writing, while wrestling her cat off her laptop. She loves horse-riding, Star Trek, and snow.

Her books are dark paranormal romances.

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#CoralineReadalong Announcement 🕸️

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I shared in my last post that I am hosting my first-ever readalong, the

Let me know in the comments if you plan to join me in reading the book, graphic novel, and watching the movie. 👌🏻

Here’s my announcement of the readalong on BookTube! 🖤

My First Readalong: #CoralineReadalong

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Eek! So I’m doing something new, reader friends.

9781408841754I’m hosting my first-ever readalong at the end of the month. 

I watch Coraline every October, and even though I’ve read the graphic novel, I’ve never read the actual book.

In my Books I’m Reading This Fall video, I talked about how I want to change that.

But I don’t wait to read this book alone.

Do you want to read and watch Coraline together? Let me know in the comments if you want to join the

Readalong Dates

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OWLCRATE UNBOXING | August 2018 Ruthless Royals 👑

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Well, I didn’t mean to get OwlCrate’s August 2018 Ruthless Royals box, but omg I’m so glad I did. 🖤

What was your favorite item?

July 2018 OWLCRATE UNBOXING 👻🔮

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No other theme for an OwlCrate box could do me better than the Strange & Unusual July 2018 box. 👌🏼

I am here for the ghosts and the witches and the fortune tellers. 🖤

My #PimpMyBio for Pitch Wars

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First things first.

I’m Morgan Vega, and thanks for checking out my #PimpMyBio for Pitch Wars 2018!

ABOUT MY BOOK

My young adult contemporary SLEEPING AROUND is about a foster-care escapee searching to belong at college.

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Eighteen-year-old freshman CORA LI has never belonged—not with her unknown parents in Taiwan or at her past eleven foster homes. But Cora must belong at Borns College. She’s supposed to live in Harmony Hall, make good grades, and sit first chair violinist. She’s not supposed to show up on move-in day without a room, rejected from the music program. So when Residence Life shoves her into a temporary triple after effing up her room assignment, and one of her new roommates throws her out, she struggles to keep hold of her dream to belong. Cora begins sleeping around campus—from air mattresses to drainage tunnels—while waiting for reslife to call with an open room.

College feels like the foster care system Cora’s trying to escape, complete with incompetent adults and bitchy peers. Then her plummeting grades threaten her with academic probation. But despite her friendship fall-outs, messy romances, and lack of a room, Cora refuses to be another foster care statistic.

SLEEPING AROUND IS . . .

Emergency ContactStarfishPitch Perfect + sassy but insecure protagonist + foster care + quirky, small college + coffee shop + autumn + music + violin + unexpected friendships + toxic friendships + first love + wrong crowd + regret + mistakes + overcoming + pumpkin picking + strict professors + understanding foster parents + siblings + found families + diversity + bisexual rep + hope + belonging + independence + trust + identity + personal growth + character development

ABOUT ME

IMG_3948I’m currently a graduate student in the Writing, Rhetoric & Technical Communication program at James Madison University, where I also work full-time in career services. I’ll also be an intern at a publishing house this year!

Some of my favorite books are To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before and The Raven Boys, and some of my favorite shows are Stranger ThingsSupergirlPretty Little Liars, and the YouTube series Carmilla.

As a mentee, I’ll bring a dedicated, persistent work ethic. This book is near to my heart—as I went through a similar but less-traumatic experience in college—but I want to make this book the best it can be. Along with beta readers, critique partners, and sensitivity readers, I’ve taken this book as far as I can. I would be thrilled to be chosen as a mentee, and I would give my everything to this process.

Want to know even more? Check out How I Came Up with Sleeping Around and Why I Wrote Sleeping Around.