Weekend Wrap-up #226 – #RARE2018London

Weekend Wrap-up #226 – #RARE2018London

Weekend Wrap-up is where I share my new books, as well as what happened here at (un)Conventional Bookviews and elsewhere in the blogoshpere. I’m linking up with the usual suspects, AKA Team Tynga’s Reviews and Caffeinated Reviewer. STS #226 Stacking The Shelves, hosted by Tynga’s Reviews and Reading Reality is all about the latest additions to my library – virtual or actual, with books that are  bought, borrowed, won or ARCs  I will (probably) be reading soon. Without further ado, here’s what I added to my bloated shelves this past week: Trouble Brewing by Suzanne Baltsar doesn’t have a cover yet, but the summary totally got to me! Thank you Gallery Books, Edelweiss, and Sawyer Bennett! The Sunday Post #176 – Weekend Wrap-up Kim […]

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Thirsty Thursday and Hungry Hearts #148- The Schemer

Thirsty Thursday and Hungry Hearts #148- The Schemer

Thirsty Thursday and Hungry Hearts #148 Welcome to Thirsty Thursday and Hungry Hearts, an original weekly meme hosted here at (un)Conventional Bookviews. So many of the books I read have food or drinks in them, some I’d love to try, and others I’d never ever want to taste… and I thought it could be interesting and fun to share some food and / or drink quotes…  If you want to participate, you can grab my logo if you’d like, or you can make your own, but please link back to me in your own post. The idea of Thirsty Thursday and Hungry Hearts is to share a quote with food or drinks that showed up in a recent read, as well […]

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Review: Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda – Becky Albertalli

Review: Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda – Becky Albertalli

Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda is one of the best YA books ever! I loved all the characters, they were so realistic. And I loved the dilemmas Simon and Blue faced with realizing they were gay. This is a book I’m getting for the library at the school where I teach, I think every teenager should read it. Story: I don’t think there’s much I can say about Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda that hasn’t been said before. Simon is just the perfect character in a young adult story. He’s a little awkward. A little obsessed with himself and his own problems – even if he loves his friends and his family. And he’s more than a little […]

Posted 21 February, 2018 by Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews in Reviews / 21 Comments
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Review: The One – John Marrs

Review: The One – John Marrs

The One shows us a different reality, where people find their soulmate thanks to their DNA. Easy, right? No need to stay alone if you don’t want to, only, things don’t work out exactly as planned. Story: The story follows several characters on their quest to find the one. Their soulmate. The person who will make everything right in their world. The One is also filled with secrets, most of them dark. There are also lies, disloyalty, and downright murderous intent. The One has a great plot, but following so many characters was exhausting. Especially because I didn’t find all their voices to be distinctive enough. However, the ethical perspective on what would happen if we truly could find our […]

Posted 20 February, 2018 by Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews in Reviews / 7 Comments
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Review: Three Breaths – Belle Brooks

Review: Three Breaths – Belle Brooks

Oh my goodness! I don’t even know where to start with my praise for Three Breaths! The suspense is killing me! And I want to know who the Wolf is! Story: This series of mystery and suspense is just so well done! Morgan is still fighting for her life, but barely. Her Husband Reid is almost worse off than she is – with the uncertainty, the fear, and trying to stay strong for their two children. And the way the Wolf is still chasing Morgan, playing with her, toying with her emotions… It is both maddening, scary and incredibly suspenseful. Characters: Morgan is the kidnapped woman. Reid, her husband at home. Wolf, the kidnapper… and he has help. Linda, Morgan’s […]

Posted 19 February, 2018 by Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews in Reviews / 5 Comments
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My Romance Sub-genre Recs for You – Romantic Suspense

My Romance Sub-genre Recs for You – Romantic Suspense

Romance Sub-Genre Rec – Romantic Suspense Hey, and welcome to my new post series – where I recommend various romance sub-genres to you. The idea came to me the first weekend in February, while I was chatting with Evelina @ Avalinah’s Books. She asked me to recommend romance books to her. But she wanted romance with no actual sex, and not too heavy on the romance. Easy, right? Actually, it was. I read a whole lot of romance, and I love what the different sub-genres can bring us. Today, I’m sharing some of my favorite romantic suspense books, series and authors. I love romantic suspense, because there is an element of danger along with the romance. And therefore, when the […]

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Weekend Wrap-up #225 – It Was All So Quiet… Shhh

Weekend Wrap-up #225 – It Was All So Quiet… Shhh

Weekend Wrap-up is where I share my new books, as well as what happened here at (un)Conventional Bookviews and elsewhere in the blogoshpere. I’m linking up with the usual suspects, AKA Team Tynga’s Reviews and Caffeinated Reviewer. STS #225 Stacking The Shelves, hosted by Tynga’s Reviews and Reading Reality is all about the latest additions to my library – virtual or actual, with books that are  bought, borrowed, won or ARCs  I will (probably) be reading soon. Without further ado, here’s what I added to my bloated shelves this past week: Thank you, Hachette Children’s Group UK, Sourcebooks FIRE, Albert Whitman & Company, and NetGalley! Thank you, JA Huss and Jonathan McClain! The Sunday Post #195 – Weekend Wrap-up Kim @ The Caffeinated Reviewer, is […]

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Safe and Sexy #32 – Rough Ride

Safe and Sexy #32 – Rough Ride

Safe and Sexy Thinking of my romances and safe sex at the same time started when I wrote my discussion post with the same name a long time ago! Not too long after, the idea of sharing quotes about that ensured that the feature Safe and Sexy was born. It’s where I will share a quote from a story I have read, and where there is a lot of hotness and sexiness, but where they still take the time to be safe! It’s important to me to read books that make me dream, but I also want them to be somewhat realistic. And to me, characters seem realistic when they take care of themselves and their partner(s)! Safe sex is a […]

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Thirsty Thursday and Hungry Hearts #147 – Chasing Christmas Eve

Thirsty Thursday and Hungry Hearts #147 – Chasing Christmas Eve

Thirsty Thursday and Hungry Hearts #147 Welcome to Thirsty Thursday and Hungry Hearts, an original weekly meme hosted here at (un)Conventional Bookviews. So many of the books I read have food or drinks in them, some I’d love to try, and others I’d never ever want to taste… and I thought it could be interesting and fun to share some food and / or drink quotes…  If you want to participate, you can grab my logo if you’d like, or you can make your own, but please link back to me in your own post. The idea of Thirsty Thursday and Hungry Hearts is to share a quote with food or drinks that showed up in a recent read, as well […]

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Review: Undone By You – Kate Meader

Review: Undone By You – Kate Meader

Undone By You shows a different side of the Chicago Rebels, and none of the sisters is the main character here. That role was Cade and Dante’s. And wow, did they play it well! Story: I loved how we got a hockey player tentatively starting something with the Chicago Rebels’ new GM. Their romance was very realistic, especially in light of Cade wanting to stay in the closet – at least for a while longer. Undone By You shows how two quite different men can feel completely unravelled by each other – whiles till playing their cards very close to the vest. Characters: Dante is comfortable in his own skin, openly gay, ever since he stopped playing hockey and started […]

Posted 14 February, 2018 by Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews in Reviews / 16 Comments
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