A Lil’ Message For Ya

Aaaaaah, how is it 2019 already in a few hours? While my family is getting ready to celebrate the incoming new year, I’m up here in my room typing away so I got to make this quick.

I’ve spent the last hour thinking of a blog post to conclude the year with. I wasn’t intending to write a wrap-up in the first place since I don’t think I’ve accomplished much in 2018. So instead, here’s a year-ender message to all you beautiful humans. There would be extreme cheesiness, albeit quick, beyond this point. You have been warned.

First off, not to blow my own horn but I just have to say how proud I am of myself to have come this far in terms of blogging. When I first started, being the shy and introverted person that I am, I never expected to branch out to people in the community. But now, I’m so glad that I did because this community is like no other.

Thank you. You don’t know how much this means to me. Despite being relatively new to the community and despite me having a “small” blog, you all have accepted me and been nothing but kind. From giving others book recommendations to fulfilling each other’s book wish lists to helping everyone reach their individual goals, this community has showed me how blessed I am to be a part of it. All of you have a special place in my heart that will remain with me even after I stop blogging (which I hope isn’t anytime soon).

I know, I’m an emotional mess that you probably don’t want to have anything to do with after this but I can’t help it, I’m sorry haha. Anyway. I’m grateful that all of you were part of my 2018 and I sincerely hope you’ll be a part of my 2019 and the years to come as well. I wish you all a happy and prosperous new year. May your hearts get what you all desire. *waves imaginary wand to give y’all more books because I know that’s what you want*

Hugs and kisses,
Luxe ❤


Book Review: The Seclusion by Jacqui Castle

38899614Book Title: The Seclusion
Author: Jacqui Castle
Series: Standalone
Publication Date: September 4th 2018
Genres: Dystopia, Science Fiction, Young Adult
My Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

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In the year 2090, America has walled itself off from the rest of the world. When her father is arrested by the totalitarian Board, a young woman sets out to escape the only country she’s ever known.

While on a routine assignment scouting the viability of dwindling natural resources outside the massive urban centers most American citizens call home, Patricia ’Patch’ and her co-worker Rexx discover a relic from the past containing dangerous contraband―unedited books from before The Seclusion. These texts will spark an unquenchable thirst for the truth that sees Patch’s father arrested by the totalitarian Board.

Evading her own arrest, Patch and Rexx set out across a ruined future United States, seeking some way to escape the only home they’ve ever known. Along the way, they learn about how their country came to be this way and fall in love. But their newfound knowledge may lead to their own demise.

I received a copy of this book from the publisher via Netgalley (thank you!) in exchange for an honest review.

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Book Review: The Gilded King by Josie Jaffrey

40127369Book Title: The Gilded King
Author: Josie Jaffrey
Series: Sovereign #1
Publication Date: June 25th 2018
Genres: Fantasy, Paranormal, Young Adult
My Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

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In the Blue, the world’s last city, all is not well.

Julia is stuck within its walls. She serves the nobility from a distance until she meets Lucas, a boy who believes in fairytales that Julia’s world can’t accommodate. The Blue is her prison, not her castle, and she’d escape into the trees if she didn’t know that contamination and death awaited humanity outside.

But not everyone in the Blue is human, and not everyone can be contained.

Beyond the city’s boundaries, in the wild forests of the Red, Cameron has precious little humanity left to lose. As he searches for a lost queen, he finds an enemy rising that he thought long dead. An enemy that the humans have forgotten how to fight.

One way or another, the walls of the Blue are coming down. The only question is what side you’ll be on when they do.

I received a copy of this book from the author (thank you!) in exchange for an honest review.

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