Spring Favourites


Hello everyone! I know I haven't been very active on my blog recently (more like the past few months). School is so crazy this year. It's just assignment after assignment, test after test, and now ISU after ISU and exam prep. To say I'm exhausted and stressed is an understatement. However, blogging takes away that stress for a while and I really missed it so I decided to carve out the time to put up a post. Since I have missed March and April Favourites and it's now the last month of spring, I am doing a Spring Favourites to talk about all the things I loved between March and May. I hope you enjoy! I will post again probably early July when school is officially over!

Music:


Dan + Shay are my favourite country duo and they recently released their new singles Speechless, All To Myself, and Alone Together. I am so obsessed with all of them! I can't wait for their album coming out next month.😄😄😄 



Bloom by Troye Sivan is a catchy, fun song that's perfect for spring and summer. I absolutely love Troye's music. If you haven't listened to him before, you have to check him out. You will not be disappointed.  



I recently watched Forever My Girl which I talk about below in the movies section. When I heard the song, Enough in the trailer last year I fell in love. I couldn't wait to hear the full version. It's such a lovely country song sung by someone who doesn't even identify as a singer! Alex Roe has a voice like honey and I would love it if he released more songs. 



Wafia has been a rediscovery for me this month. I've been loving Love Somebody with Ta-ku, Heartburn, and 83 days. Spotify recommended her songs to me and I'm so glad I stopped to listen. This is the type of music I love so much. I've heard of Wafia before when I listened to her cover of Let Me Love You and I was obsessed with her voice then just as I am now. Love her songs so much!


I have been hearing Mine by Bazzi played repeatedly on every single radio station. I was annoyed every single time I heard it. However, one day I stopped to listen and I actually liked it! He has a really nice voice and I absolutely love the chorus. I 've been playing it so much and humming it around the house. It's so catchy! 



Another catchy song! One Kiss by Dua Lipa and Calvin Harris is a bop for the summer. If you have read previous blog posts of mine you would know I love Dua Lipa and this song is no exception. I have nothing bad to say about it! 



Alina Baraz is an old favourite of mine. I noticed that she had released a new album while browsing the new music on iTunes. I am so glad I gave it a listen because I love her new album. It also made me become re-obsessed with Urban Flora, her album with Galimatias. My favourite songs from Urban Flora are all of them LOL! My favourite songs from The Colour of You are: Coming to My Senses, The One feat. Jada, Yours, and Electric feat. Khalid



I had been listening to an R&B playlist on Spotify when I came across ELIZA. I had heard of Eliza Doolittle before but it seems she dropped the last name and is reinventing her sound and I love it. When I heard Livid I instantly loved it so I decided to check out Wide Eyed Fool and just...wow. I am definitely going to keep an eye out for her album because these two songs are incredible. 

TV Shows:


The show is about a very successful woman, Abby O'Brien who divorces her husband and takes a trip back home to Chesapekae Shores, taking her two daughters with her. She is confronted with all the people from her past--including her high school sweetheart. She begins to realize that her high-pressure job is taking away a lot of valuable time she could be spending with family and considers moving back home. This decision helps restarts relationships and give Abby the break she's been needing. 

When I was in Jamaica back in March I had American Netflix. Chesapeake Shores used to be on Canadian Netflix but they got rid of it before I could watch it. I finally got the chance to watch it and I loved both Seasons 1 and 2! I can't believe I finished it because I didn't think I was going to between doing homework and travelling. It is such a wonderful show and I can't wait for season 3 which they are filming right now in Vancouver!

Movies:


Liam Page, a country superstar, returns to his hometown of Louisiana after eight years. Liam left his high school sweetheart, Josie, at the altar for fame and fortune in the music industry. He tries to reconnect with those he left behind like his father and Josie. He begins to realize what he missed while he was gone and the price he paid for notoriety. However, a surprise is waiting back home that could change his life forever. This is a story about love, family, and second chances. 

Forever My Girl has landed on my favourite movie list! This movie made me feel like I was on cloud 9. It's so cute and funny and the drama!! It was so excellent. And yes, the plot is not super original but it's a cliche I love and these actors portrayed these characters and told this story so beautifully. The country music aspect also sold me. If you are in the mood for a heart-warming romance, then Forever My Girl is the one for you. 



Elle and Lee have been best friends since birth. Lee's older brother, Noah has constantly picked on Lee his whole life. Elle is the only person Lee has to himself since his brother always gets everything he wants. To avoid Elle being taken away from him, Lee and Elle make a set of rules that both besties must follow. The most important one is that Noah is off limits. However, Elle and Noah begin to like each other and they are not sure if they can keep Lee out of the dark much longer.

The Kissing Booth is soooooo cute! It's obviously another cliche: falling in love with the best friend's brother. But I still loved it! I already watched it twice and I'm contemplating a third time after I finish my exams LOL! There was TONS of drama, bouts of laughter, and cuteness overload!! I can't recommend this enough if you are in the mood for an awesome teen flick. 

Beauty:


I went shopping with my parents a few weeks ago and we decided to go to the NYX store because it's my favourite besides Indigo. We were in there for so long looking and trying on their new collection. I just couldn't leave empty handed. I got NYX Shimmer Down Lip Veil in Sweet Mama (left) and the Duo Chromatic Lipstick in Bless (right). I am absolutely obsessed with holographic things and glitter so when I saw these my brain went into overdrive. They are GORGEOUS!!! I wear both to school everyday (lipstick first and then the lip veil on top). I think I need to go back to buy more colours from this collection! 😍😍😍




My mom recently bought this beautiful nail polish by Sinful Colours called Let Me Go. I kept this polish on for weeks even though I should have taken it off after a week but it was just so pretty! Right now my nails are coated with Essie's Viva Antigua but as soon as this week is up I am painting my nails with Sinful Colours. It is a gorgeous iridescent purple-y blue and makes your nails look holographic. Sensing a trend LOL! You have to buy this nail polish. It is truly the kind that looks good against any skin tone. 


My bought Bath and Body Works' new fragrance Chamomile & Honey and we are both obsessed. The notes are steam-distilled natural chamomile oil, fresh bergamot, sweet honeysuckle & white cedarwood. It is the perfect spring smell. It's like you just took a visit to a local flower garden. I'm in love. I also wear Black Raspberry Vanilla on alternating days which is an oldie but a goodie. The notes are Vine-Ripened Blackberries, Vanilla Orchid, and Creamy Sandalwood. This one is a nice juicy and sweet and perfect for warm sunny days!


Thank you so much for reading today's blog post! Sorry for the inactivity. I'm hoping to rectify that soon since summer is fast approaching. I'll see you in late June/early July! 


love xena


February Favourites


Hello everyone! I hope you enjoyed the month of February. It was super busy for me with 3 tests, and essay, and homework to do. However, amongst all the busyness of the month I did enjoy a lot of things I would love to share with you. If you want to find out what they are, just keep reading!

Music:


I came across Sabrina Claudio's music on Spotify because it was recommended to me. I have been listening to a lot of R&B this month and it is just the perfect music for relaxing and doing homework. I am seriously obsessed with her music. She has such a unique style and if you love Sade you will love Sabrina's sound. I have been listening to her albums Confidently Lost and About Time nonstop. My favourite songs from Confidently Lost are: Runnin' Thru Lovers, Tell Me, and I Don't. My favourite songs from About Time are: Belong To You (feat. 6lack) [Remix], Unravel Me, Wanna Know, Frozen, Wait, and Stand Still


Ignite by RKCB was recommended to me on Spotify and I was immediately addicted to it. Like I said earlier I have been finding a lot of good R&B music and this song makes me want to find even more songs similar to this one. 


The Launch is a new show on CTV where unsigned emerging music artists are mentored by a panel consisting of singers and producers to launch an original song. My favourite launched single and I think everyone's favourite is Ain't Easy by Elijah Woods x Jamie Fine. I have not heard a voice that sounds like Jamie's; it is so unique. I love their friendship and this song will definitely launch their career because it is so catchy and just plain incredible. Also, the live performance was great. It's always telling when an artist can sing well live and not just in the studio. 


Four years ago I was obsessed with The Paper Kites EP, Woodland. I listened to it on repeat and since then I haven't listened to any of their new music. Well, after I finished The Hating Game by Sally Thorne--which is one of my all-time favourite books I read last month--I checked out her Spotify to find a playlist inspired by her book. I started listening to her Writing playlist to see what she listens to when she writes and 99% of it consists of The Paper Kites album, twelvefour. I am obsessed with this album. I listen to it when I study, read, write, or just want to relax. I absolutely recommend listen this album if you love indie folk and folk rock music. My favourite songs off the album are: Bleed Confusion, Electric Indigo, Revelator Eyes and Holes (this is an outtake from the album but I love it so much).


I heard The Night We Met by Lord Huron back when I watched Thirteen Reasons Why and it played during the school dance scenes in the show. I loved Ends of the Earth by Lord Huron in the past so when I heard this one I instantly fell in love. I love how soothing this song is and the beautiful lyrics. I love finding and listening to indie music so I will definitely check out more of Lord Huron's songs. 


I really enjoyed songs from First Aid Kit's previous albums Stay Gold and The Lion's Roar and their new album, Ruins, released last month. I love this style of their music. I'm a fan of the indie folk genre and I love how the sisters' voices blend together and make each song sound so unique. They are a great duo and I hope they will get even more recognition. My favourite songs off their new ablum are Fireworks and Distant Star.

Books:


Where Rainbows End by Cecelia Ahern has been my read for the month. Love, Rosie (the adaptation of this book) is one of my all-time favourite movies and out of the blue I just decided I wanted to read the book. This book takes place over the course of almost 50 years and I really feel like I’ve experienced so much with these characters. It was a wonderful novel that really reminds you to take advantage of each and every day and to follow your dreams despite all the obstacles in your way. I enjoyed reading it so much. Now having read it, I realize they did change some things in the movie but it's still my favourite. I recommend reading the book and watching the movie. The writing is so funny and the format of the book is so interesting as it is told through letters, instant messages, and emails. The actors in the movie portray the characters so well and it's such a joy reading a great book and it having a great adaptation because that is very rare. 

TV Shows:



I haven been watching Grown-ish this month and it is seriously so funny. I didn't really watch Black-ish before watching this show but I kind of want to now! It follows Zoey who is navigating her way through college, friendships, relationships, and adulthood. I recommend watching this if you want to have a laugh. 


My mom and I have been enjoying our weekends by watching the new season of Home Town. Season 2 has been on the air since January and I love it even more than the first season. Ben and Erin put so much love and hard work into the houses and really make them feel like a home. They announced that they have been renewed for a third season and I'm already so excited! I'm so happy for them and maybe Helen (their new baby girl) will appear in season 3. You need to watch this show if you love home renovations! 



I binge watched The Fosters Season 5b over the long weekend and I'm just so sad this show is coming to a close. I have loved this show since I was 13 and and now I'm 17 and it is like I grew up with this show. It tackles so many different themes like family, friends, relationships, LGBTQ, and foster care to name a few. I highly recommend this to you if you haven't watched it. It is truly one of the best TV shows ever made. 

Beauty:



My Aunt Gi bought this CND Vinylux Weekly Top Coat and I am obsessed. It makes my nails shine, keeps them well protected in the cold weather, prevents breakage and helps maintain my nail length. I love it so much and last week I paired it with Essie's Hi Maintenance. It made my nails look so clean and well-kept and I love long healthy nails. Definitely try out this out!

Food:

My mom couldn't find the usual chips she buys me from Costco so instead she bought Kirkland Sweet Potato Chips. I have had sweet potato chips in the Terra assorted exotic vegetable snack and from the brand Food That Should Taste Good but never from Kirkland. I love how salty and crunchy it is. I think it taste the most authentic out of all the sweet potato chips.


I hope you all enjoyed today's post! Have a wonderful day and rest of your week. I'll see you soon with a new post.


love xena

January Favourites


Hello everyone! I hope you had a wonderful first month of the year. If you made any New Year's resolutions I hope you stuck with them. If not, don't worry you have the rest of the year! Anyways, it's that time of the month to show you my favourite things. If you want to know, then keep reading!

Music:


Kelsea Ballerini's most recent album, Unapologetically, has been my most played album this month. I love how she blends pop and country into her music. I am obsessed with this album! Also, the cover art...she looks gorgeous! My favourite songs are: MusicI Hate Love SongsGet Over YourselfMiss Me More, Graveyard, High School, Unapologetically, and Roses.


I've known about Jasmine Thompson's music for years now because of the covers she does. I was on Spotify radio one day and her most recent EP, Wonderland, started playing. Needless to say, I love it! My favourite songs are Wonderland, Drama, and Wanna Know Love.


I came across Harder by Oliver Riot when I was listening to a Spotify radio. It's very soothing and I don't usually listen to a lot of R&B/Soul music though I do enjoy it. I'm definitely going to check out more of their songs!



One of my favourite artists, Dan + Shay, released a new single this month and I could not love it more. It's called Tequila and it is everything I love about country. Shay has such a beautiful and soothing voice. Whenever I hear it I'm transported to when I saw them in concert (one of the best nights ever!). I hope this new single means an album is coming out sometime this year...*fingers crossed* Listen to this song! You will instantly fall in love. 



Take Your Time by Sam Hunt has been my most played song this month, seriously. I am addicted. This is not a new song and I've heard it before but when I listened to it recently I just fell in love. He has such a unique sound; he kind of talks and sings in his songs and it's like country mixed with R&B. I really love it as you can tell. 

Books:


Autoboyography by Christina Lauren 
Read: January 9, 2018- January 12, 2018
Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ (4 stars)
Buy at Indigo and Amazon

Summary:
Three years ago, Tanner Scott’s family relocated from California to Utah, a move that nudged the bisexual teen temporarily back into the closet. Now, with one semester of high school to go, and no obstacles between him and out-of-state college freedom, Tanner plans to coast through his remaining classes and clear out of Utah.

But when his best friend Autumn dares him to take Provo High’s prestigious Seminar—where honor roll students diligently toil to draft a book in a semester—Tanner can’t resist going against his better judgment and having a go, if only to prove to Autumn how silly the whole thing is. Writing a book in four months sounds simple. Four months is an eternity.

It turns out, Tanner is only partly right: four months is a long time. After all, it takes only one second for him to notice Sebastian Brother, the Mormon prodigy who sold his own Seminar novel the year before and who now mentors the class. And it takes less than a month for Tanner to fall completely in love with him.

My Review:
Autoboyography by Christina Lauren was such a fabulous novel. It deals with friendship, family, LGBTQ relationships, LDS religion, and writing books! I was beyond impressed with this story. If you want to hear more of my thoughts, I wrote a review on my other blog which you can view here


The Hating Game by Sally Thorne 
Read: January 17, 2018- January 22, 2018
Rating:⭐⭐⭐⭐ 1/2 (4.5 stars)
Buy at Indigo and Amazon

Summary:
Nemesis (n.) 
1) An opponent or rival whom a person cannot best or overcome;
2) A person’s undoing;
3) Joshua Templeman.

Lucy Hutton and Joshua Templeman hate each other. Not dislike. Not begrudgingly tolerate. Hate. And they have no problem displaying their feelings through a series of ritualistic passive aggressive maneuvers as they sit across from each other, executive assistants to co-CEOs of a publishing company. Lucy can’t understand Joshua’s joyless, uptight, meticulous approach to his job. Joshua is clearly baffled by Lucy’s overly bright clothes, quirkiness, and Pollyanna attitude.

Now up for the same promotion, their battle of wills has come to a head and Lucy refuses to back down when their latest game could cost her her dream job…But the tension between Lucy and Joshua has also reached its boiling point, and Lucy is discovering that maybe she doesn’t hate Joshua. And maybe, he doesn’t hate her either. Or maybe this is just another game.

My Review:
This book totally blew me away. As you know, I am a fan of romance and this had been recommended so many times for romance lovers. It's the perfect book if you also love this genre, witty banter, and hate-to-love relationships. I can't recommend this enough. If you want to read my full review click here to here me rave about this book.  

TV Shows:



For the past two months I've been rewatching Friends on Netflix. I would watch it a lot when I was younger but never in order. So, one day I felt like having a laugh so I turned it on. Watching this show is like taking a happy pill. I die laughing in almost every episode. This show makes you totally forget about a bad day. As they say, laughter is the best medicine and I totally agree! 

Beauty:





NYX Tame & Frame Tinted Eyebrow Pomade and Pro Angled Brush have been my favourite beauty products this month. It's so easy filling in my eyebrows now! It used to take me so long because I was using powder. With this, I have a light hand and get the shape I want within seconds. I have the shade Brunette which is an ash brown colour and looks very natural. I recommend buying this instead of the higher-end eyebrow pomades that do the same thing.   

Food:





I love the regular Annie's White Cheddar Macaroni & Cheese so I asked my mom to buy it for me. She accidentally bought me the gluten free version and I actually think I like it more than the original! I would actually recommend buying this version since it is probably better for you since it is gluten free.


I hope you enjoyed today's post. I'll see you soon with a new post. Have a wonderful day and wonderful weekend! 


love xena

Most Anticipated 2018 Releases


It's that time of year again! It is 2018 and there are a ton of new releases popping up throughout the year. You all know I love books and I get so excited over them. I will be sharing all of the books that are being released in 2018 that I just can't wait to read. I did my Most Anticipated Books last year so you can check that out here if you are interested for more book recommendations. Without further ado, let's get on with the books!




Queen of Air and Darkness by Cassandra Clare
Release Date: December 4, 2018
Buy at Indigo and Amazon

Summary: 
(spoilers if you have not yet read the other books in the The Dark Artifices series)

What if damnation is the price of true love?
Innocent blood has been spilled on the steps of the Council Hall, the sacred stronghold of the Shadowhunters. In the wake of the tragic death of Livia Blackthorn, the Clave teeters on the brink of civil war. One fragment of the Blackthorn family flees to Los Angeles, seeking to discover the source of the blight that is destroying the race of warlocks. Meanwhile, Julian and Emma take desperate measures to put their forbidden love aside and undertake a perilous mission to Faerie to retrieve the Black Volume of the Dead. What they find in the Courts is a secret that may tear the Shadow World asunder and open a dark path into a future they could never have imagined. Caught in a race against time, Emma and Julian must save the world of Shadowhunters before the deadly power of the parabatai curse destroys them and everyone they love. 

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I am a huge Cassie Clare fan and I love the Shadowhunter Chronicles. She gets better with each book and The Dark Artifices is no exception. This series is so well developed and well written. Each of the books in this series is 720 pages but I finish them so fast as a result of her addictive writing. It's bittersweet that this series is coming to a close at the end of the year. After the tragic and shocking ending of Lord of Shadows I can't wait to see where Cassie leads the characters in this final installment.



Save the Date by Morgan Matson
Release Date: June 5, 2018
Buy at Indigo and Amazon

Summary:

Charlie Grant’s older sister is getting married this weekend at their family home, and Charlie can’t wait—for the first time in years, all four of her older siblings will be under one roof. Charlie is desperate for one last perfect weekend, before the house is sold and everything changes. The house will be filled with jokes and games and laughs again. Making decisions about things like what college to attend and reuniting with longstanding crush Jesse Foster—all that can wait. She wants to focus on making the weekend perfect.

The only problem? The weekend is shaping up to be an absolute disaster.
There’s the unexpected dog with a penchant for howling, house alarm that won’t stop going off, and a papergirl with a grudge.
There are the relatives who aren’t speaking, the (awful) girl her favorite brother brought home unannounced, and a missing tuxedo.
Not to mention the neighbor who seems to be bent on sabotage and a storm that is bent on drenching everything. The justice of the peace is missing. The band will only play covers. The guests are all crazy. And the wedding planner’s nephew is unexpectedly, distractingly…cute.
Over the course of three ridiculously chaotic days, Charlie will learn more than she ever expected about the family she thought she knew by heart. And she’ll realize that sometimes, trying to keep everything like it was in the past means missing out on the future.

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I love Morgan Matson books so much. They always put me in the best mood. Morgan is one of the best YA contemporary authors out there. I am so looking forward to this book because...Hello! Weddings!! I love weddings even though I've never been to one. I adored her last book, The Unexpected Everything, and the main male character is my favourite out of all her books. I have high hopes for this one. I also love how long she's making her books now (this books is 480 pages). Don't get me wrong I love short books. However, I find that when contemporary books (which tend to be on the shorter side) are longer they are more developed and also I get to be with the characters for a longer time! Can't wait for this! I hope it's worth the 2-year wait.  


Leah on the Offbeat by Becky Albertalli
Release Date: April 24, 2018
Buy at Indigo and Amazon

Summary:

Leah Burke—girl-band drummer, master of deadpan, and Simon Spier’s best friend from the award-winning Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda—takes center stage in this novel of first love and senior-year angst.

When it comes to drumming, Leah Burke is usually on beat—but real life isn’t always so rhythmic. An anomaly in her friend group, she’s the only child of a young, single mom, and her life is decidedly less privileged. She loves to draw but is too self-conscious to show it. And even though her mom knows she’s bisexual, she hasn’t mustered the courage to tell her friends—not even her openly gay BFF, Simon.
So Leah really doesn’t know what to do when her rock-solid friend group starts to fracture in unexpected ways. With prom and college on the horizon, tensions are running high. It’s hard for Leah to strike the right note while the people she loves are fighting—especially when she realizes she might love one of them more than she ever intended.

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I absolutely loved Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda which is also coming out in theatres next year!!! I am beyond excited. The trailer was released in December and I am just in waiting now for this to come out. I loved Leah's character in Simon so I am really looking forward to reading her story in 2018. Also, I love Becky's simplistic yet addictive writing. She talks about current things going on and doesn't shy away from being real and I love that about her. Super excited! ALSO, that cover!! That is the definiton of heart eyes 😍😍😍. 


Starry Eyes by Jenn Bennett
Release Date: April 3, 2018
Buy at Indigo and Amazon

Summary:

In this romantic dramedy from the author of Alex, Approximately, a teen girl’s way-too-ordinary life is driven off the beaten path when she’s abandoned in the wilderness with her worst adversary—the boy who broke her heart.

Ever since last year’s homecoming dance, best friends-turned-best enemies Zorie and Lennon have made an art of avoiding each other. It doesn’t hurt that their families are the modern day, Californian version of the Montagues and Capulets.
But when a group camping trip goes south, Zorie and Lennon find themselves stranded in the wilderness. Alone. Together.
What could go wrong?
With no one but each other for company, Zorie and Lennon have no choice but to hash out their issues via witty jabs and insults as they try to make their way to safety. But fighting each other while also fighting off the forces of nature makes getting out of the woods in one piece less and less likely.
And as the two travel deeper into Northern California’s rugged backcountry, secrets and hidden feelings surface. But can Zorie and Lennon’s rekindled connection survive out in the real world? Or was it just a result of the fresh forest air and the magic of the twinkling stars?

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I fell in love unexpectedly with Jenn's 2017 novel, Alex, Approximately. It quickly became one of my all-time favourite books. That said, I am highly anticipating her new book. The title reminds me of Taylor's song Call It What You Want (starry eyes sparking up my darkest night). I also adore the cover for this one. I love the bold type font and gorgeous contrast with the light from the fire and the darkness of the night. Stunning. Can't wait to have it on my bookshelf and in my hands!



Always Never Yours by Austin Siegemund-Broka and Emily Wibberley
Release Date: May 22, 2018
Buy at Indigo and Amazon

Summary:

Megan Harper is the girl before. All her exes find their one true love right after dating her. It’s not a curse or anything, it’s just the way things are, and Megan refuses to waste time feeling sorry for herself. Instead, she focuses on pursuing her next fling, directing theatre, and fulfilling her dream school’s acting requirement in the smallest role possible. 

But her plans quickly crumble when she’s cast as none other than Juliet–yes, that Juliet–in her high school’s production. It’s a nightmare. No–a disaster. Megan’s not an actress and she’s certainly not a Juliet. Then she meets Owen Okita, an aspiring playwright who agrees to help Megan catch the eye of a sexy stagehand in exchange for help writing his new script. 
Between rehearsals and contending with her divided family, Megan begins to notice Owen–thoughtful, unconventional, and utterly unlike her exes, and wonders: shouldn’t a girl get to play the lead in her own love story?

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I was actually pretty surprised that this book made this list. I had never heard of it nor the authors of this book. I stumbled upon it whilst on Goodreads and I clicked on the cover because HELLO! Gorgeous! A round of applause for the books coming out in 2018 because the cover artist's are really stepping up their game. I know you shouldn't judge a book by its cover but it is really the cover that attracts the reader to the book so having a good one doesn't hurt. Anyways, after I clicked on the cover I read the summary and immediately clicked "Want to Read". It sounds cute and fluffy and right up my alley. I hope this one doesn't disappoint! 


Listen to Your Heart by Kasie West
Release Date: May 29, 2018
Buy at Indigo and Amazon

Summary:

Talking to other people isn't Kate Bailey's favorite activity. She'd much rather be out on the lake, soaking up the solitude and sunshine. So when her best friend, Alana, convinces Kate to join their high school's podcast, Kate is not expecting to be chosen as the host. Now she'll have to answer calls and give advice on the air? Impossible.

But to Kate's surprise, she turns out to be pretty good at the hosting gig. Then the podcast gets in a call from an anonymous guy, asking for advice about his unnamed crush. Kate is pretty sure that the caller is gorgeous Diego Martinez, and even surer that the girl in question is Alana. Kate is excited for her friend ... until Kate herself starts to develop feelings for Diego. Suddenly, Kate finds that while doling out wisdom to others may be easy, asking for help is tougher than it looks, and following your own advice is even harder.
Kasie West's adorable story of secrets, love, and friendship is sure to win over hearts everywhere. 

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It's no secret I love Kasie West's books. They are always so cute, fluffy, and addictive in the best way. I know this book will make me smile and feel so giddy because that is just what she does. It's a talent! I also love the cover. Oh my gosh it's beautiful. Look at the stunning colour of the water! It's like they turned the saturation all the way up. I am so looking forward to this one. I'll probably finish it in 2 days and go back to dying for another Kasie West book as I always do.

The books I am about to mention do not have covers, one of them without a title and a summary.

All Your Perfects by Colleen Hoover
Release Date: July 17, 2018
Buy at Indigo and Amazon

Summary:

Quinn and Graham’s perfect love is threatened by their imperfect marriage. The memories, mistakes, and secrets that they have built up over the years are now tearing them apart. The one thing that could save them might also be the very thing that pushes their marriage beyond the point of repair. 

All Your Perfects is a profound novel about a damaged couple whose potential future hinges on promises made in the past. This is a heartbreaking page-turner that asks: Can a resounding love with a perfect beginning survive a lifetime between two imperfect people?

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Colleen Hoover is one of my favourite authors of all time. Her last book, Without Merit, fell flat for me though. I did not enjoy it like I usually enjoy her books. However, I'm hoping that was just a one-time thing. This book sounds very interesting and I'm looking forward to reading it especially since her editor said that this is Colleen's “best novel yet"! Now that sounds very promising. I can't wait! 

Throne of Glass 7 by Sarah J. Maas
Release Date: September 4, 2018
Buy at Indigo and Amazon

This book does not have a summary nor a title yet but I am so excited/so sad to read the final installment of the Throne of Glass series. I have enjoyed this series so much and the previous book, Tower of Dawn, exceeded my expectations. Throne of Glass 7 was originally supposed to be Throne of Glass 6 but she felt so passionate about Tower of Dawn. I totally didn't mind because it just meant more Sarah J. Maas! I can't wait to see how she concludes this incredible series. I also can't wait to read her future works, especially the WIP's she created boards of on her Pinterest

I hope you enjoyed today's post and have some new books on your radar. I'll see you at the end of the month with my January Favourites! I hope you all have a fabulous Friday and wonderful weekend.


love xena

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