Review: Written in the Stars (Written in the Stars #1) by Alexandria Bellefleur (ARC)

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Title: Written in the Stars
Series: Written in the Stars #1
Author: Alexandria Bellefluer
Publisher: Avon
Release Date: November 10th, 2020
Page Length: 384
Genre: Romance | RomCom
Age Range: Adult
Rep: Bi, Lesbian
Rating: 4⭐

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Goodreads Synopsis:

With nods to Bridget Jones and Pride and Prejudice, a charming #ownvoices queer rom-com debut about a free-spirited social media astrologer who agrees to fake a relationship with an uptight actuary until New Year’s Eve—with results not even the stars could predict!

After a disastrous blind date, Darcy Lowell is desperate to stop her well-meaning brother from playing matchmaker ever again. Love—and the inevitable heartbreak—is the last thing she wants. So she fibs and says her latest set up was a success. Darcy doesn’t expect her lie to bite her in the ass.

Elle Jones, one of the astrologers behind the popular Twitter account, Oh My Stars, dreams of finding her soul mate. But she knows it is most assuredly not Darcy… a no-nonsense stick-in-the-mud, who is way too analytical, punctual, and skeptical for someone as free-spirited as Elle. When Darcy’s brother—and Elle’s new business partner—expresses how happy he is that they hit it off, Elle is baffled. Was Darcy on the same date? Because… awkward.

When Darcy begs Elle to play along, she agrees to pretend they’re dating to save face. But with a few conditions: Darcy must help Elle navigate her own overbearing family over the holidays and their arrangement expires on New Year’s Eve. The last thing they expect is to develop real feelings during a fake relationship.

But maybe opposites can attract when true love is written in the stars?

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First Line Fridays | 19 November

First Lines Fridays is a weekly feature for book lovers hosted by Wandering Words. What if instead of judging a book by its cover, its author or its prestige, we judged it by its opening lines?  If you want to make your own post, follow the rules below:

  • Pick a book off your shelf (it could be your current read or on your TBR) and open to the first page
  • Copy the first few lines, but don’t give anything else about the book away just yet – you need to hook the reader first
  • Finally… reveal the book!

If you’re using Twitter, don’t forget to use #FirstLinesFridays!

Here we go…

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Book Tour: The Art of Running Away by Sabrina Kleckner | Spotlight

Welcome to my stop on the TBR and Beyond Tours Book Tour for The Art of Running Away by Sabrina Kleckner. This looks like such a sweet middle grade read – one that I’m hoping to get to real soon. Be sure to scroll all the way to the bottom to see the tour schedule for other content creators.

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Book Tour: Passport by Sophia Glock | Review

Welcome to my stop on the TBR and Beyond Tours Book Tour for Passport by Sophia Glock. When I first found out about this book, I knew it was one I would want to read. And don’t get me started on how much I love that cover! Be sure to scroll all the way to the bottom to see the tour schedule for other content creators.

Thank you to Sophia Glock and Little, Brown Books for Young Readers for providing me with an ARC for this review.

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Book Tour:  The Year I Stopped Trying by Katie Heaney | Spotlight

Happy Pub Day and welcome to my stop on the TBR and Beyond Tours Book Tour for  The Year I Stopped Trying by Katie Heaney. This sounds like a great read – I love dark humour in books! Be sure to scroll all the way to the bottom to see the tour schedule for other content creators.

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Odds & Ends: Remember November Tag

I found this post on Book Princess Reviews’ blog and thought it sounded like a fun tag.

The Remember November tag is based on (some) holidays occurring during the month of November.

RULES

.x. pingback to the creator of the tag, @bookprincessreviews .x.
.x. tag the person who tagged you .x.
.x. find an answer to match each prompt .x.
.x. have fun! .x.

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Book Tour: Sway with Me by Syed M Masood | Spotlight

Welcome to my stop on the TBR and Beyond Tours Book Tour for Sway with Me by Syed M Masood. This looks like such a fun rom-com that I cant wait to get into. Hopefully I will get to it before then, but it definitely looks like a good spring/summer read. Be sure to scroll all the way to the bottom to see the tour schedule for other content creators.

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2021 October Wrap Up – Tops & Bottoms

Welcome to October’s Tops & Bottoms. This came about after realizing that I was getting overwhelmed with the number of books I was reading in a month, but still wanted to do some type of wrap up. I then decided to follow in Lianne (Literary Diversions) footsteps and talk about my two top and two bottom books of the month. This way I can talk about books that I really want to focus on and spread the word about. Every now and then I might put in an honourable mention, but other than that a lot more manageable!

October was an interesting month – apparently I decided to forego entering my books into my tracker – only Goodreads – so half my stats are non-existent – hence the barebones of it all. But I didn’t want to skip another month. I have some great books I want to talk about.

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Top 5 Anticipated Reads: November 2021

Well, I’m late, but better than not at all? As you probably saw, October was a busy month so I ended up missing my November Top 5 Anticipated Reads. But that’ll just mean you’ll see two this month!

I’ve decided to start keeping track of my top 5 anticipated reads of each month. I’m thinking of looking back every six months to see how many I’ve actually read and if I reviewed them. This may help keep me accountable and possibly not forget some of these books.

So what are my top 5 anticipated books coming out in November 2021?

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