Sailor Moon Book Tag

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Hi guys! If you don’t know yet, I’m a huge fan of Sailor Moon, so when I saw this tag at Rayna @ReaderRayna‘s blog, I just had to do it! This tag was created by Kristin @Super Space Chick, Alexa @Alexa Loves Books, Cee @The Novel Hermit, Cristina @Girl in the Pages, and Sierra @SDavReads.


Moon: A book that makes you hungry

                      

The reasons for Simon Snow wanting to go back to school were mostly FOOD! So, how can one read Carry On by Rainbow Rowell and not think of food and being hungry?


Mercury: A book that features science and technology

                       

I love Ami and Sailor Mercury 😀 – look at her! Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff takes place in space, and has several elements of science and technology.


Venus: A book that makes you want to play video games

                         

I think the only logical answer for this question is Ernest Cline, and because I’ve only read Armada so far, I’m saying that. I really liked this book 😉 .


Mars: A book inspired by mythology or folklore

                

Rei Hino was for a long time my favorite Sailor Scout. I loved how she would give shit to Usagi, eheh. A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas is a retelling of Hades and Persephone, so it has some elements of mythology.


Jupiter: A book that gave you strong feelings

                     

Then Makoto Kino (a.k.a. Sailor Jupiter) got there, and she stole my heart. I mean, this girl cooks and kicks ass? What’s not to love about her? Back to the question… Forbidden by Tabitha Suzuma gave me SUPER STRONG FEELINGS! So much so, that I haven’t been able to write its review yet…


Saturn: A post apocalyptic book you love

                   

I’m not a huge fan of post apocalyptic books, but I absolutely loved Angelfall by Susan Ee, and I highly recommend this trilogy to everyone. The story is great, but the characters are absolutely amazing!


Pluto: A time travel book

                     

Sailor Pluto… eheh, should we talk about her massive crush on King Endymion?! The Girl From Everywhere by Heidi Heilig is much more than a time travel book, but it works for this question perfectly 😉 .


Uranus: A book featuring elemental magic

                     

Sailor Uranus, or Haruka Tenoh, was always one of my favorite characters in this show. I loved her sass, and her confidence, and I loved (and still do) her relationship with Michiru. So it’s only fitting to use Heir of Fire for this question, where 2 of my favorite book characters EVER have elemental powers.


Neptune: A book featuring music

                     

Oh Michiru ❤ ! Loud is How I Love You by Mercy Brown features a LOT of music, given that the main character and her love interest are part of a band, and they write together too.


Tuxedo Mask: A book with masquerades or hidden identities

                     

I’m so glad that in the new anime Mamoru revealed his identity as Tuxedo Mask to Usagi way earlier in the game, because come on… it was so obvious! In The Girl’s Got Secrets by Linda Kage, the main character pretends to be a boy to be able to get the gig as a band’s drummer. Things get tricky when she falls in love with her frontman.


Rini/Chibi Moon: A favorite middle grade book

                     

I haven’t read a lot of middle grade, so I’m going with the most obvious answer of all, and say Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J.K. Rowling.


Luna, Artemis & Diana: A book for animal lovers

                     

How cute are Luna, Artemis and Diana? Either way, Wallbanger by Alice Clayton has the most amazing cat ever in books :D.


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Stay Until We Break (Mercy Brown)

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What happens on the road stays on the road in the latest New Adult novel from the author of Loud Is How I Love You. 

Twenty-one-year-old Sonia Grant, a business major, has big plans for a career in the music industry. So when she’s offered the job of tour manager for her best friend’s band, she jumps at the chance for some real life experience. When her number one crush, bassist Cole McCormack, jumps her the first night on tour, she hopes she’s in for three weeks of some hot backstage action, too. But Cole turns out to have more up his sleeve than she or anyone realized. 

Nobody knows that Cole is on the road to party like a rock star one last time before quitting his dream to take a more practical job and settle down. What he hadn’t planned was to fall in love with a girl he believes is out of his league. Will Cole play out the rock star fantasy he thinks Sonia wants from him, or tell her the truth and take the chance that she’ll either break his heart or make an even bigger dream come true?


I was so excited that I got this eARC through netgalley!!! Hurray! I read Loud is How I Love You a few months ago and I loved it, so when I saw that Cole and Sonia’s story was next, I got super excited :D.

Very much like the first book of this series, the writing is super unique, but this time the story is told in dual POV, so we get both Cole and Sonia’s POV, which is great because both have their secrets that they keep from each other. Once again, it took me a little time to get into the writing, but once I did, it was all smooth sailing.

I LOVED both characters! Actually, I love all the characters in this book, I loved seeing Travis and Emmylou again, and see their relationship develop, and I love love love Joey. All the bands along the way are hilarious too. But Cole and Sonia are beyond amazing. They were both so scared that their feelings were one directional, and that either social status, the future or something better, would come in between them. Silly them!

The romance was amazing. While the book starts with them kissing, the romance itself is a very slow burn… that had been going on for years! Both Sonia and Cole had feelings for each other for a long time, before it lead to something. So when they do get together, it’s sweet and respectful and hot. Cole is attentive and there’s not any doubt how much they love each other… except that they’re both a little clueless and have terrible communications skills.

The plot and setting were great! The road trip and tour setting was so well done and so much fun to read. The only “problem” for me was the amount of new small characters and names, that sometimes made it a bit confusing, but that was a small thing.

I absolutely loved this book and now I can’t wait for Joey’s story, which I’m hoping is with Claire (a.k.a. Cole’s little sister!). I mean, that screams drama! Eheheh. People, read this series, please! It’s so good. It’s such a sweet, cute, romantic, hot and steamy NA romance, and you should absolutely give it a try.

Top Ten Tuesday: Couples and Love Songs

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Hello, welcome back to another Tuesday. Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s theme is:

This week is all about music & books. We previously did books we’d give theme songs to so feel free to do that! Or 10 songs I wish that were books (check out my love songs I wish were books for an example of what I mean) — Thanks to the couple people who suggested making this one an official topic. I don’t know why I hadn’t…I think I thought my post WAS for TTT in my head when I thought back to it.

Given that Valentine’s Day was just a couple of days ago, I decided to fuse some couples with some music. I only used NA couples for this week ;-). So here are some couples with some love lyrics that apply to them (in my opinion 🙂 ).


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Loud is How I Love You (Mercy Brown)

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One girl’s heart gets rocked to the core in the first novel in this sexy New Adult series.

Twenty-one-year-old front girl Emmylou knows that getting her band noticed in the ‘90s indie rock scene will be no easy task. She definitely knows better than to break the number one rule of the band: Don’t sleep with your bandmates! But after she ends up having the best sex of her life with her guitarist, Travis, she finds following that rule is a lot harder than it sounds.

When the band gets the gig of their dreams, making it big seems just within reach. But Emmy’s inability to keep her hands off Travis threatens everything they’ve worked for. Can Emmy find a way to break the rules and not blow the chance of a lifetime?


I’ll start this review by saying that I never read a book quite like this one. Yes, it’s a new adult romance novel, and I’ve read plenty of that, and yes, it involves musicians, and I’ve read my fair share of those as well, but this book stands out completely. Why? Well, it’s the writing style!

I’ll admit that it took me a few chapters to be 100% used to the writing, but once I was, I just wanted more. This book is told in the first person, present tense, but in a way that seems like she’s talking directly to you, with snide remarks and everything. Emmy’s voice is also a rambler, which means that there are really long paragraphs with very little punctuation – rambling style – and while at times it was a bit difficult to read, it sure as hell was fun.

Emmy is not the most likable character, although I understood her hesitations most of the times, it was just too much. At some point I just wanted to club her on the head and make her see the light!

Travis on the other hand is probably my favorite male musician from every book I’ve read, because he’s not the bad boy… not at all! He’s pale and blond and thin and he knows very well how he feels for Emmy and he knows that he needs more than what she believes she can give him.

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The romance was fun and hot and it felt real. I loved reading everything that went on Emmy’s head when she was thinking about Travis, which was all the time! It was just so damn cute!!! But one thing that stands out in this book are the friendships. I absolutely loved how everyone was so supportive of each other, within the same band and betweens bands. It’s a totally different outtake on the music scene.

This book is just hilarious, the situations these characters get into to and how they get out of them it’s too much :D, I was laughing out loud at 3 a.m. :D.

I’ll definitly read the next book in the series, about Cole (bass player) and Sonia (Emmy’s BFF), because I’ve read the first chapter and I just need more and June is so damn far away… 😀 😀 😀 (click on the cover to go to the goodreads page).