Monthly Wrap Up | May 2021

Books I had on my TBR i read:

  • Cool For The Summer
  • The Last Fallen Star
  • Down With This Ship (DNF)

Other books I read:

  • And The Ocean Was Our Sky
  • Heartstopper Vol. 4
  • The Project
  • The Great Gatsby
  • Neon Genesis Evangelion Vol. 11-14
  • Consistent Creative Content: A Guide to Authoring and Blogging in the Social Media Age

Reviews I Posted:

And The Ocean Was Our Sky by Patrick Ness

Heartstopper V.1-4 By Alice Oseman

Cool For The Summer By Dahlia Adler

The Project by Courtney Summers

The Last Fallen Star (Gifted Clans #1) by Graci Kim

Book Blogger Hop:

Book Blogger Hop | Tropes In Books I Like

Book Blogger Hop | My Bookmarks Collection

Book Blogger Hop | The Character I’m Most Like

Book Blogger Hop | Budgeting For Books 101

Book Blogger Hop | Favorite Character Of All Time

WWW Wednesday posts:

WWW Wednesday | May 5th, 2021

WWW Wednesday | May 12th, 2021

WWW Wednesday | May 19th, 2021

WWW Wednesday | May 26th, 2021

Let’s Talk Bookish:

Let’s Talk Bookish | Why I (Still) Read YA/MG Literature.

Let’s Talk Bookish | Books Based On.

Let’s Talk Bookish | Creating Bookish Content.

Let’s Talk Bookish | What Makes A Good Sequel?

Other posts:

May’s TBR!

May Is Mental Health Awareness Month

Books on Sale! (Kindle)

May’s Most Anticipated Releases!

They Both Die At The End By Adam Silvera To Become A TV Series!

Favorite Books I Never Talk About

More Books On Sale! (Kindle)

MHAM: Books About Mental Illness

MHAM: Book Reviews

Reading The Classics #5: A Little Party Never Killed Nobody?

Favorites | May 2021

That was all for the month! I hope you had as much fun as i did!!

Thanks for Reading ♥

Favorites | May 2021

Another month is almost over and it’s time to look back at it and see what did i enjoy the most!

TV SHOWS

Superman and Lois' tendrá una segunda temporada - Enterate24.com

Finally, Superman & Lois is back, i was really missing this show! I don’t watch any other DC content but i really enjoy this TV show, it might be because i really like the storyline of the sons and Clark and Lois being parents to teenagers. The story is becoming really interesting (the first time i watched the first episode it felt like a drag) and it’s really growing on me. I’m glad i’m watching it.

RAGNAROK, la nueva serie de Netflix - Chévere Digital

Finally my babies Magne and Laurits came back for a second season i binge-watched. The story had a few of wtf moments and it isn’t flawless but i enjoyed it nonetheless. Lautrits is by far my favorite character on the show but Magne is still amazing. It might be not the best show out there but i still like it, a lot.

MOVIES

Bad Ben (TV Movie 2016) - IMDb

I was recommended these trilogy (?) after watching The Blackwell Ghost series. It hasn’t the best story but i did scare me at times and i really enjoyed watching it. Would totally recommend.

Books

The Last Fallen Star (Gifted Clans #1)

This was without a doubt the best book i read this month, it taught me so much about Korean Mythology and it was so well written. Listen, we need more Middle Grade books like this one, i’m just saying it. It has all the potential Percy Jackson did and it had some plot twist i wasn’t expecting, really a great book, I recommend it with all my heart.

The Great Gatsby

A book i wasn’t expecting to like as much as i did. It was truly something, now i undertsnad the fuss about it. I really enjoyed it and was so surprised by it in such a great way. Absolutely fantastic.

Music

I didn’t listen to much music this month, and nothing really stood out. I just listen to The Pretender by the Foo Fighters and Nirvana more than usual, but it was a silent month for most of it. Nothing really to say here.

What were your favorites this month?! Leave your comment down below!

May’s Most Anticipated Releases!

As every month, i bring to you some of the most interesting books coming our way! Let’s see what is coming out this May because there are some very interesting ones!

Meet Cute Diary

Release Date: May 4th

Felix Ever After meets Becky Albertalli in this swoon-worthy, heartfelt rom-com about how a transgender teen’s first love challenges his ideas about perfect relationships.

Noah Ramirez thinks he’s an expert on romance. He has to be for his popular blog, the Meet Cute Diary, a collection of trans happily ever afters. There’s just one problem—all the stories are fake. What started as the fantasies of a trans boy afraid to step out of the closet has grown into a beacon of hope for trans readers across the globe.

When a troll exposes the blog as fiction, Noah’s world unravels. The only way to save the Diary is to convince everyone that the stories are true, but he doesn’t have any proof. Then Drew walks into Noah’s life, and the pieces fall into place: Drew is willing to fake-date Noah to save the Diary. But when Noah’s feelings grow beyond their staged romance, he realizes that dating in real life isn’t quite the same as finding love on the page.

In this charming novel by Emery Lee, Noah will have to choose between following his own rules for love or discovering that the most romantic endings are the ones that go off script.

The Last Fallen Star (Gifted Clans #1)

Release Date: May 4th

Best-selling author Rick Riordan presents Graci Kim’s thrilling debut about an adopted Korean-American girl who discovers her heritage and her magic on a perilous journey to save her witch clan family.

Riley Oh can’t wait to see her sister get initiated into the Gom clan, a powerful lineage of Korean healing witches their family has belonged to for generations. Her sister, Hattie, will earn her Gi bracelet and finally be able to cast spells without adult supervision. Although Riley is desperate to follow in her sister’s footsteps when she herself turns thirteen, she’s a saram–a person without magic. Riley was adopted, and despite having memorized every healing spell she’s ever heard, she often feels like the odd one out in her family and the gifted community.

Then Hattie gets an idea: what if the two of them could cast a spell that would allow Riley to share Hattie’s magic? Their sleuthing reveals a promising incantation in the family’s old spell book, and the sisters decide to perform it at Hattie’s initiation ceremony. If it works, no one will ever treat Riley as an outsider again. It’s a perfect plan!

Until it isn’t. When the sisters attempt to violate the laws of the Godrealm, Hattie’s life ends up hanging in the balance, and to save her Riley has to fulfill an impossible task: find the last fallen star. But what even is the star, and how can she find it?

As Riley embarks on her search, she finds herself meeting fantastic creatures and collaborating with her worst enemies. And when she uncovers secrets that challenge everything she has been taught to believe, Riley must decide what it means to be a witch, what it means to be family, and what it really means to belong.

Cool for the Summer

Release Date: May 11th

Lara’s had eyes for exactly one person throughout her three years of high school: Chase Harding. He’s tall, strong, sweet, a football star, and frankly, stupid hot. Oh, and he’s talking to her now. On purpose and everything. Maybe…flirting, even? No, wait, he’s definitely flirting, which is pretty much the sum of everything Lara’s wanted out of life.

Except she’s haunted by a memory. A memory of a confusing, romantic, strangely perfect summer spent with a girl named Jasmine. A memory that becomes a confusing, disorienting present when Jasmine herself walks through the front doors of the school to see Lara and Chase chatting it up in front of the lockers.

Lara has everything she ever wanted: a tight-knit group of friends, a job that borders on cool, and Chase, the boy of her literal dreams. But if she’s finally got the guy, why can’t she stop thinking about the girl?

Cool for the Summer is a story of self-discovery and new love. It’s about the things we want and the things we need. And it’s about the people who will let us be who we are.

Heartstopper: Volume Four (Heartstopper #4)

Release Date: May 13th

Boy meets boy. Boys become friends. Boys fall in love. The bestselling LGBTQ+ graphic novel about life, love, and everything that happens in between: this is the fourth volume of HEARTSTOPPER, for fans of The Art of Being Normal, Holly Bourne and Love, Simon.

Charlie didn’t think Nick could ever like him back, but now they’re officially boyfriends. Charlie’s beginning to feel ready to say those three little words: I love you.

Nick’s been feeling the same, but he’s got a lot on his mind – not least coming out to his dad, and the fact that Charlie might have an eating disorder.

As summer turns to autumn and a new school year begins, Charlie and Nick are about to learn a lot about what love means.

Heartstopper is about love, friendship, loyalty and mental illness. It encompasses all the small stories of Nick and Charlie’s lives that together make up something larger, which speaks to all of us.

This is the fourth volume of Heartstopper, which has now been optioned for television by See-Saw Films.

Mister Impossible (Dreamer Trilogy, #2)

Relase Date: May 18th

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Raven Boys, a mesmerizing story of dreams and desires, death and destiny.

The stakes have never been higher as it seems like either the end of the world or the end of dreamers approaches.

Do the dreamers need the ley lines to save the world . . . or will their actions end up dooming the world? As Ronan, Hennessy, and Bryde try to make dreamers more powerful, the Moderators are closing in, sure that this power will bring about disaster. In the remarkable second book of The Dreamer Trilogy, Maggie Stiefvater pushes her characters to their limits – and shows what happens to them and others when they start to break.

Tokyo Ever After

Release Date: May 18th

Izumi Tanaka has never really felt like she fit in—it isn’t easy being Japanese American in her small, mostly white, northern California town. Raised by a single mother, it’s always been Izumi—or Izzy, because “It’s easier this way”—and her mom against the world. But then Izzy discovers a clue to her previously unknown father’s identity…and he’s none other than the Crown Prince of Japan. Which means outspoken, irreverent Izzy is literally a princess.

In a whirlwind, Izzy travels to Japan to meet the father she never knew and discover the country she always dreamed of. But being a princess isn’t all ball gowns and tiaras. There are conniving cousins, a hungry press, a scowling but handsome bodyguard who just might be her soulmate, and thousands of years of tradition and customs to learn practically overnight.

Izzy soon finds herself caught between worlds, and between versions of herself—back home, she was never “American” enough, and in Japan, she must prove she’s “Japanese” enough. Will Izumi crumble under the weight of the crown, or will she live out her fairytale, happily ever after?

May the Best Man Win

Release Date: May 18th

A trans boy enters a throw-down battle for the title of Homecoming King with the boy he dumped last summer in ZR Ellor’s contemporary YA debut.

Jeremy Harkiss, cheer captain and student body president, won’t let coming out as a transgender boy ruin his senior year. Instead of bowing to the bigots and outdate school administration, Jeremy decides to make some noise—and how better than by challenging his all-star ex-boyfriend, Lukas for the title of Homecoming King?

Lukas Rivers, football star and head of the Homecoming Committee, is just trying to find order in his life after his older brother’s funeral and the loss long-term girlfriend—who turned out to be a boy. But when Jeremy threatens to break his heart and steal his crown, Lukas kick starts a plot to sabotage Jeremy’s campaign.

When both boys take their rivalry too far, the dance is on the verge of being canceled. To save Homecoming, they’ll have to face the hurt they’re both hiding—and the lingering butterflies they can’t deny.

Some Girls Do

Release Date: May 18th

In this YA contemporary queer romance from the author of Hot Dog Girl , an openly gay track star falls for a closeted, bisexual teen beauty queen with a penchant for fixing up old cars.

Morgan, an elite track athlete, is forced to transfer high schools late in her senior year after it turns out being queer is against her private Catholic school’s code of conduct. There, she meets Ruby, who has two hobbies: tinkering with her baby blue 1970 Ford Torino and competing in local beauty pageants, the latter to live out the dreams of her overbearing mother. The two are drawn to each other and can’t deny their growing feelings. But while Morgan–out and proud, and determined to have a fresh start–doesn’t want to have to keep their budding relationship a secret, Ruby isn’t ready to come out yet. With each girl on a different path toward living her truth, can they go the distance together?

Made in Korea

Release Date: May 18th

Frankly in Love meets Shark Tank in this feel-good romantic comedy about two entrepreneurial Korean American teens who butt heads—and maybe fall in love—while running competing Korean beauty businesses at their high school.

There’s nothing Valerie Kwon loves more than making a good sale. Together with her cousin Charlie, they run V&C K-BEAUTY, their school’s most successful student-run enterprise. With each sale, Valerie gets closer to taking her beloved and adventurous halmeoni to her dream city, Paris.

Enter the new kid in class, Wes Jung, who is determined to pursue music after graduation despite his parents’ major disapproval. When his classmates clamor to buy the K-pop branded beauty products his mom gave him to “make new friends,” he sees an opportunity—one that may be the key to help him pay for the music school tuition he knows his parents won’t cover…

What he doesn’t realize, though, is that he is now V&C K-BEAUTY’s biggest competitor.

Stakes are high as Valerie and Wes try to outsell each other, make the most money, and take the throne for the best business in school—all while trying to resist the undeniable spark that’s crackling between them. From hiring spies to all-or-nothing bets, the competition is much more than either of them bargained for.

But one thing is clear: only one Korean business can come out on top.

Playing the Palace

Release Date: May 25th

THEIR LOVE STORY CAPTIVATED THE WORLD…THE CROWN PRINCE AND THAT GUY FROM NEW YORK

When a lonely American event planner starts dating the gay Prince of Wales, a royal uproar ensues: is it true love or the ultimate meme? Find out in this hilarious romantic comedy.

After having his heart trampled on by his cheating ex, Carter Ogden is afraid love just isn’t in the cards for him. He still holds out hope in a tiny corner of his heart, but even in his wildest dreams he never thought he’d meet the Crown Prince of England, much less do a lot more with him. Yes, growing up he’d fantasized about the handsome, openly gay Prince Edgar, but who hadn’t? When they meet by chance at an event Carter’s boss is organizing, Carter’s sure he imagined all that sizzling chemistry. Or was it mutual?

This unlikely but meant-to-be romance sets off media fireworks on both sides of the Atlantic. With everyone having an opinion on their relationship and the intense pressure of being constantly in the spotlight, Carter finds ferocious obstacles to his Happily Ever After, including the tenacious disapproval of the Queen of England. Carter and Prince Edgar fight for a happy ending to equal their glorious international beginning. It’s a match made on Valentine’s Day and in tabloid heaven.

Hope you find something you like! Happy Readings ♥

Favorites | April 2021

Another month is almost over and it’s time to look back at it and see what did i enjoy the most!

TV SHOWS

How to watch The Falcon and the Winter Soldier online - stream episode 6  for less | GamesRadar+

Last month i wasn’t very sure of how much i liked this show, because i came from a disappointment with Wandavision, but i gotta admit, that ending. Such a great show. I really enjoed watching Sam and Bucky cooperate, sure we’ve seen them before, but without Steve their chemistry was different and like, amazing. Loved Sebastian and Anthony and who can foreget the amazing dance Zemo gave us.

Falcon And The Winter Soldier: Release The Extended Zemo Dance - LRM
Shadow and Bone: Complete Cast and Character Guide | Screen Rant

I got to admit i only read Shadow and Bone (the first book) a few years back and i didn’t enjoy it much but after watching the adaptation i’m really wanting to reread it and continue which i may end up doing. I also own Six of Crows (they were what i enjoyed the most in the show) so i might start there. If you think i shoudn’t start with Six of Crows let me know so i don’t ruin my experience with the Grishaverse! Hope i really read them, i tend to talk a lot and do nothing… But the show was amazing, and i totally recommend it to everyone.

Se revela nuevo visual para la segunda temporada del anime Mairimashita!  Iruma-kun - C506 Collectibles TV Comics & Anime

Mairimashita! Iruma-Kun is back for a second season and i’m extremely happy, because even though it is a silly anime i really like it! I’ve been waiting for it since the first season ended, so i’m very glad to see it begin it’s second season! I would recommend but i’m not sure people actually like this kind of silly anime that much. I think it’s really funny though. If you are looking for an easy watch, give it a chance!

MOVIES

The Blackwell Ghost: Real or Fake? - YouTube

This month i watched all five Blackwell Ghost movies and they are great. It’s a fake documentary about a guy trying to prove ghosts are real and let me tell you, these movies are just great. Sure, i didn’t have a problem sleeping after watching them, so they weren’t scary movies, but at the same time i felt like i wasn’t alone at home.

Books

I can’t really choose, i really liked all the books i read this month but Who Moved My Cheese. I think it was a slow month, sadly, i only read 5 books, but 4 of them were exceptional.

Music

This month i was very obsessed with Rammstein. Yeah, i don’t seem a person who would listen to them but i actually like them a lot. And i’ve been listening to them non stop this month. It calms my anxiety and helps me not to think about anything but their songs.

Nuevo álbum de Rammstein a la vista? - Rock and Blog