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Goodreads Book Tag

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Hello Lovelies! Today, I thought I’d do the Goodreads Book Tag. I recently hit my two year anniversary on Goodreads so I figured now would be a really good time to do it.

π•Žπ•™π•’π•₯ 𝕨𝕒𝕀 π•₯𝕙𝕖 𝕝𝕒𝕀π•₯ π•“π• π• π•œ π•ͺ𝕠𝕦 π•žπ•’π•£π•œπ•–π•• 𝕒𝕀 β€˜π•£π•–π•’π••β€™?


∴  Consumed (Dark Protectors #4) by Rebecca Zanetti ∴

My review for this book can be found here.

π•Žπ•™π•’π•₯ 𝕒𝕣𝕖 π•ͺ𝕠𝕦 π•”π•¦π•£π•£π•–π•Ÿπ•₯𝕝π•ͺ π•£π•–π•’π••π•šπ•Ÿπ•˜?


∴  Provoked (Dark Protectors #5) by Rebecca Zanetti ∴

π•Žπ•™π•’π•₯ 𝕨𝕒𝕀 π•₯𝕙𝕖 𝕝𝕒𝕀π•₯ π•“π• π• π•œ π•ͺ𝕠𝕦 π•žπ•’π•£π•œπ•–π•• 𝕒𝕀 𝕋𝔹ℝ?


∴  Smoke and Wishes (Best Wishes #1) by A.J. Macey ∴

π•Žπ•™π•’π•₯ π•“π• π• π•œ 𝕕𝕠 π•ͺ𝕠𝕦 π•‘π•π•’π•Ÿ π•₯𝕠 𝕣𝕖𝕒𝕕 π•Ÿπ•–π•©π•₯?


∴  Twisted (Dark Protectors #5.5) by Rebecca Zanetti ∴

I’m on a big Dark Protectors kick right now and I really don’t see myself stopping any time soon! I just love this series and the world that it is in!

𝔻𝕠 π•ͺ𝕠𝕦 𝕦𝕀𝕖 π•₯𝕙𝕖 𝕀π•₯𝕒𝕣 𝕣𝕒π•₯π•šπ•Ÿπ•˜ 𝕀π•ͺ𝕀π•₯π•–π•ž?

Yes, I do. I also rate my stars based on how Goodreads does. The only exceptions to it that I have is that I use .5 .25 & .75 stars.

𝔸𝕣𝕖 π•ͺ𝕠𝕦 π••π• π•šπ•Ÿπ•˜ 𝕒 πŸšπŸ˜πŸ™πŸ‘ β„π•–π•’π••π•šπ•Ÿπ•˜ β„‚π•™π•’π•π•π•–π•Ÿπ•˜π•–?

YES! I always do a Goodreads Challenge and I always use 100 as my goal. Even though, realistically, I should surpass that with no problems. I just like for my percentages to be easily calculated. For instance, I have read 80 books so far this year and my Goodreads Challenge percentage is 80%. If I were to use 250 as my goal (which is more likely), than the math I would have to do to guess how many books I have to read to reach a certain percentage would be more difficult.

𝔻𝕠 π•ͺ𝕠𝕦 𝕙𝕒𝕧𝕖 𝕒 π•¨π•šπ•€π•™π•π•šπ•€π•₯?

I have one on Amazon. It can be found here if you are overly interested.

π•Žπ•™π•’π•₯ π•“π• π• π•œ 𝕕𝕠 π•ͺ𝕠𝕦 π•‘π•π•’π•Ÿ π•₯𝕠 𝕓𝕦π•ͺ π•Ÿπ•–π•©π•₯?


∴  The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon ∴

I keep seeing this book everywhere and I am really interested in reading it! It certainly sounds like something I would be interested in. Please let me know what you thought of this book!

𝔻𝕠 π•ͺ𝕠𝕦 𝕙𝕒𝕧𝕖 π•’π•Ÿπ•ͺ π•—π•’π•§π• π•£π•šπ•₯𝕖 𝕒𝕦𝕠π•₯𝕖𝕀? π•Šπ•™π•’π•£π•– 𝕒 𝕗𝕖𝕨.

I have plenty of favorite quotes! I have so many in fact that I post one every day through my Book Quote of the Day posts. Some of my all time favorites would have to be:

β€œGood and evil are merely opposite sides of a coin. Get tossed in the air enough, it’s easy to come down on the wrong side.” ~Dreamfever

β€œMost people are lucky to have even one great love in their life. You have found two.” ~Clockwork Princess

β€œHe thinks he’ll be remembered as the villain in the story. But I forgot to tell him that the villain is usually the person who locks up the maiden and throws away the key. He was the one who let me out.” ~A Court of Mist and Fury

β€œThe Court of Dreams.
The people who knew that there was a price, and one worth paying, for that dream. The bastard- born warriors, the Illyrian half breed, the monster trapped in a beautiful body, the dreamer born into a court of nightmares…And the huntress with an artist’s soul.” ~A Court of Mist and Fury

β€œMaybe there were people who lived those lives. Maybe this girl was one of them. But what about the rest of us? What about the nobodies and the nothings, the invisible girls? We learn to hold our heads as if we wear crowns. We learn to wring magic from the ordinary. That was how you survived when you weren’t chosen, when there was no royal blood in your veins. When the world owed you nothing, you demanded something of it anyway.” ~Crooked Kingdom

π•Žπ•™π•  𝕒𝕣𝕖 π•ͺ𝕠𝕦𝕣 π•—π•’π•§π• π•£π•šπ•₯𝕖 𝕒𝕦π•₯𝕙𝕠𝕣𝕀?

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On Goodreads, my favorite authors are listed like ⬆️ but there are many more πŸ’•

ℍ𝕒𝕧𝕖 π•ͺ𝕠𝕦 π•›π• π•šπ•Ÿπ•–π•• π•’π•Ÿπ•ͺ π•˜π•£π• π•¦π•‘π•€?

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I am currently a part of two groups. They are Reverse Harem Revolution andΒ Top 5 Wednesday. RHR is where we talk about everything RH and more and Top 5 Wednesday is group where bookish prompts are given to use each Wednesday to discuss. Anyone is welcome to join either group.

I’m going to go ahead and tag: Laura @ Laura Reads and Writes |Β Surbhi @ Bemused Bibliophile | Sara @ The Bibliophagist

BUT feel free to do this tag for yourself! I tag you too!!

Thank you for joining me! This tag was different and fun.Β Here is the link to my Goodreads if you want to friend me/check me out there. I accept all friends requests, as long as you are active on Goodreads. ~π’œπ“Šπ“‰π“Šπ“‚π“ƒ

Book Quote of the Day

Book Quote of the Day #19

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β€œSometimes not speaking says more than all the words in the world.”

Why this quote?

This quote is just so true and one that I find myself thinking about more often than not. I feel like it is something that every person needs to hear at some point in their life.

Thanks for joining me! Have any thoughts on my quote? Let me know! ~π’œπ“Šπ“‰π“Šπ“‚π“ƒ

Reviews, Romance, Urban Fantasy/Paranormal Romance

Consumed (Dark Protectors #4) by Rebecca Zanetti


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Katie Smith is the best of her class, part of an elite hunting force trained to eliminate werewolves from the hills of Western Virginia. She’s good at it because she has the kind of focus and drive that won’t back down no matter how steep the odds. Call it southern sass. Whatever it is, there’s no denying her willingness to risk everything for the only man she’s ever cared aboutβ€”a man on the verge of losing his very humanity. . .


For the past ten years Jordan Pride has dedicated his life to protecting his people from a deadly shifter virus. But in a rare moment of distraction, Jordan’s guard drops just long enough for his fate to take an irreversible twist. Unless the woman he loves surrenders everything to him, again and again, under a full moon rising. . .

4.5 🍁s

“Fate smashes hope and belief into splinters of nothingness.”

This book threw me for a loop. I was laughing hysterically, balling my eyes out, and was frustrated out of my mind all in this one book! Needless to say, I went on a roller coaster of emotions and I really liked this book.

This book takes place ten years after the third installment. I repeat… TEN YEARS!! My baby Janie was turning sixteen and Garrett who had just been born was already ten! I felt so old and it took some getting used to. I had a hard time wrapping my head around the fact that all of these characters had aged ten years in what was only a day for me. I ultimately ended up appreciating it though. The characters being older and having gotten to know each other over the past ten years added a whole new dynamic to the story that worked a lot better than I expected.

Katie & Jordan- I’m gonna be honest… I felt like the progression of their relationship wasn’t entirely realistic. They went from secretly pining for each other for 10+ years to mauling each other the first chance they get. It seemed out of character to me, especially considering how they had always treated each other in past books.

Janie & Zane- I swear you could hear my heart break halfway across the world when I read that Zane stopped communicating with Janie five years prior to this book. They are my OTP and I sobbed when I heard that these two precious friends weren’t talking anymore. Later in the book when Janie finally contacted Zane, I was so relieved only to have my heart broken all over again when he rejected her. I swear, if these two don’t get together, I will never read another book by this author! … I am really curious what effect Zane’s blood is going to have on Janie though.

Garrett- I love Garrett SOOOO much!! He is just so precious and he makes my heart hurt with his protectiveness of his sister. That scene when he about killed Charlie had me dying laughing!

Maggie & Terrent- Maggie has guts. I’ll give her that. I couldn’t abduct the big bad Terrent and chain him. My jaw hit the floor when she did it and I have so much admiration for her now. Though, I really don’t think she is ready to face the repercussions of her actions.

Kane- I saw more of Kane’s personality in this book and I must say, I am intrigued. I want some girl to come along and crack his emotionless exterior. I am also really interested in learning more about Kane’s powers!

Noah- Noah barely appeared in this book, but my heart reached out to him. I want to know more about him and this girl he lost.

Overall, I really enjoyed this book. The additional two year time jump at the end of this book hit me hard and I am so concerned about Jase! I need the next book, like yesterday!

Other Books in the Series:

4.25 🍁s ~ Fated (Dark Protectors #1) by Rebecca Zanetti

4.5 🍁s ~ Claimed (Dark Protectors #2) by Rebecca Zanetti

3.5 🍁s ~ Hunted (Dark Protectors #3) by Rebecca Zanetti

Reviews, Romance, Urban Fantasy/Paranormal Romance

Hunted (Dark Protectors #3) by Rebecca Zanetti


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Ready Or Not
Moira Dunne is a witch–the quantum physics kind. Time and space are her playthings. Which might explain why her one-night stand from a hundred years ago has turned up to “claim” her–and request her family’s assistance with the war he’s brewing. But the more she learns about Connlan Kayrs, the more she comes to think this is normal behavior for him. . .
There’s Nowhere To Hide
When Conn and Moira tumbled on the moonlit grass, Conn hadn’t meant to mark her as his mate for all time. She was only twenty! But it wasn’t easy to wait for her. It was even harder to forget her. So when he finally returns for his wicked-hot witch, he’s ready to let the sparks flying. Even if he burns up in flames. . .

3.5 🍁s

β€œMake no mistake, you and I remain solid even if the rest of the world blows up.”

This wasn’t the best installment, I must say. While I really enjoyed it, there were some elements that the previous books had that were missing in this one. For instance, Janie had only two scenes throughout the whole book. This really sucked for me because she is my favorite character. I wanted more of her and Zane.

Moira & Conn- Ultimately, their story didn’t let me down. They were both stubborn as hell, didn’t want to bend or change, and their plot line went exactly as I thought it would. I enjoyed watching them grow and learn to trust each other. They still have a long way to go though.

Katie- I cried for Katie in this book. Her whole situation just makes me sad and her injecting her self with the catalyst because she doesn’t care if she lives anymore choked me up. I can’t imagine being in her situation.

Kalin- Kalin surprised me the most in this book. His interest in Peggy threw me for a loop and going through his chapters made me incredibly sad. Kalin had a choice to make and he chose wrong. Now, he has sealed his fate as the villain in this story.

The Epilogue/Last Scene- The last scene in this book gave me chills. The whole set up with Kalin telling Janie the story about the scorpion had me on the edge of my seat. And Janie’s perception of the whole thing (like Kalin being the stork) showed me just how brilliant she is. Though, what topped it all off was Zane at the end. Him telling Janie that he is the flood gave me goosebumps. Why does Zane think that? I NEED MORE INFO!!!

Simone- Simone surprised me. From what I had seen in the previous books, I really thought that she was snotty and jealous and a secondary/background villain. I was so happy that she turned out to be good and just misunderstood. I would love to see more of her character in the later books.

Brenna- I loved Brenna! She was in the background for the majority of this book but she always grabbed my attention when she was in a scene. I really hope she is a major character in the future books and I would love to see her get a love story!


What I Didn’t Like- The pacing felt really off to me. It was weird and the whole story moved really different. I had a hard time staying entertained with the story.

Overall, this was a good book. It wasn’t the best in the series, but that certainly isn’t going to stop me from continuing on. I can’t wait to read the next book!

Other Books in the Series:

4.25 🍁s ~ Fated (Dark Protectors #1) by Rebecca Zanetti

4.5 🍁s ~ Claimed (Dark Protectors #2) by Rebecca Zanetti

4.5 🍁s ~ Consumed (Dark Protectors #4) by Rebecca Zanetti

Reviews, Romance, Urban Fantasy/Paranormal Romance

Claimed (Dark Protectors #2) by Rebecca Zanetti


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A Daring Rescue Emma Paulsen is a geneticist driven by science. But she’s also a psychic, so when a dark, good-hearted vampire frees her from the clutches of the evil Kurjans, she realizes he must be the man who’s been haunting her dreams. But with a virus threatening vampires’ mates, Emma may discover a whole new meaning of “lovesick”.

A Deadly Decision As King of the Realm, Dage Kayrs has learned to practice diplomacy. Still, it’s taken three hundred years to find his mate, so he’ll stop at nothing to protect herβ€”even if it means turning his back on his own kind…

4.5 🍁s

Kane rubbed a hand over his chin. β€œYeah. You ever get the feeling all hell is about to break loose?”

Emma forced a grin. β€œIn the last week I’ve been kidnapped by a monstrous vampire race, my sister has been knocked up by a vampire prince and I’ve been branded by a king, who also bites. I’ve discovered shifters and demons exist, and the niece I’ve protected since birth is somehow prophesized to do something important by these supernatural beings. I’m also seeking help from a century old witch who looks twenty.” She exhaled loudly. β€œHell already has broken loose and shattered reality.”

I loved this book. It was a great second installment in the Dark Protectors series. It opened up this already giant world even more and my mind is still blown. There is so much more to be discovered and I love that this author can go basically anywhere she wants.

Emma- Emma didn’t make me as mad as her sister did, but I still struggled with her character a little bit. She was just so stuck in her ways and never wanted to bend at all. Emma also never really stopped and thought about what she was doing to Dage and it came off as selfish to me rather than protective.

Dage- I love Dage! He cares about everyone around him and has such a big weight on his shoulders. He never does anything for himself because he is constantly worrying about other people. I highly enjoyed watching him be selfish when it came to Emma and how he wasn’t going to let anyone or anything take her away from him.

Talen & Cara- It was nice to get to see them in this book and see how far they have come. I am really concerned about their baby though. I feel like I am going to be constantly on edge until he is born.

Janie & Zane- Janie is consistently my favorite character in this series. She is only five years old (now) and yet she plays such a big role. Janie constantly amazes me with her abilities and her blossoming personality. I know I have a LONG way to go, but I need her and Zane to meet in person SO badly. I want a thousand books purely about them and their journey together. And yes… I ship the hell out of them! I will cry and yell forever if they do not end up together! P.S. I am really curious now what Zane is because of that conversation between him and Kalin. Is he a demon? Fey? Vampire? Something else entirely?

Moira & Conn- Moira more than exceeded my expectations in this book. That scene bewteen her and Emma when they are talking about where their mate marks are had me dying laughing. I NEED her and Conn’s story!!!!

Kane- I don’t really have an opinion on Kane yet. He’s playing the scientist role right now. I do admire his dedication though.

Jase- The youngest yet the most powerful brother?? With a tortured past because of his time during war?? Yes, please.

Katie & Jordan- Katie needs to let Jordan in and Jordan needs to get out of denial and just claim his woman already! The tension between these two is about to make me blow a gasket.

Maggie- Maggie continues to be background noise, but I can’t shake this feeling that she is going to be really important. The fact that she has no memories and could be shifter royalty for all I know is really bugging me.

Caleb- Caleb was a surprising yet VERY interesting addition to this book. I always have had a thing for the dark and morally grey males. Bring him on! I am dying for his and Lily’s story. Plus, his addition to the prophets was a big plot twist that I was not expecting.

The Demons- The addition of the demons in this book was a welcome surprise. I really want to know more about them and this 1:500 female rule. I am really hoping that peace will come between the demons and the vampires because I don’t want to see them go to war.

One thing that I really like about this series is that it turns what you think you know about supernatural creatures/magic systems and completely turns that on its head. The rules about popular creatures (werewolves, vampires, witches, ect.) are bent or changed entirely. It provides a fresh and unique take on this world and the stories in it.

Overall, I really enjoyed this book. Of course I will be reading the next one! I can’t wait to start Hunted.

Other Books in the Series:

4.25 🍁s ~ Fated (Dark Protectors #1) by Rebecca Zanetti

3.5 🍁s ~ Hunted (Dark Protectors #3) by Rebecca Zanetti

4.5 🍁s ~ Consumed (Dark Protectors #4) by Rebecca Zanetti

Reviews, Romance, Urban Fantasy/Paranormal Romance

Fated (Dark Protectors #1) by Rebecca Zanetti


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Marry Me! Cara Paulsen does not give up easily. A scientist and a single mother, she’s used to fighting for what she wants, keeping a cool head, and doing whatever it takes to protect her daughter Janie. But “whatever it takes” has never before included a shotgun wedding to a dangerous-looking stranger with an attitude problem.

Or Else! Sure, the mysterious Talen says that he’s there to protect Cara and Janie. He also says that he’s a three-hundred-year-old vampire. Of course, the way he touches her, Cara might actually believe he’s had that long to practice. . .

4.25 🍁s

“I suggest you get some rest, darlin’. Life just became very interesting.”

I really liked this book. The opening chapter immediately grabbed my attention and the rest of the book kept a firm hold of it. I loved how expansive the world was and I am so excited for it to open up further in future books. This installment kind of set the stage for a lot of story lines and I am looking forward to developing those more as well.

Cara- Cara was one of my biggest problems with this book. Realistically, I knew why she acted the way she did and made the choices that she did, but I still struggled with her character. I spent a lot of the book disliking the decisions that she made and her constant back and forth on if to trust Talen or not was really annoying.

Talen- I liked Talen. I appreciated how he never gave up on Cara and constantly worked to gain her love and trust. He didn’t let her rejection get in the way of what they could have. I adored Talen’s relationship with Janie and their moments together were some of my favorite throughout the whole book.

Janie- Can I have her? Like for real? Janie was just so precious and I absolutely adored her. She was my favorite character in the book and she’s only four years old!!! I can’t wait to see her grow in the future books and develop into the great woman I know she’s going to be.

Zane- I loved Zane and his relationship with Janie. It warms my heart that he is dedicating himself to her protection and is there for her. I want to see more of his character and learn more information on Zane SOO badly. What is he? Who is he?

Emma- I got to see very little of Emma in this book, but I already love her. She is just the right combination of sass and snark and I NEED her book. Seeing her and Dage develop as mates is going to be a never ending source of amusement for me. I just know it.

Kalin- I’m scared to death of this kid. I knew as soon as he came onto the page that his father was playing at being a villain. Kalin is the real deal… and he’s only fifteen. Lord, I hope that he is snuffed out before he has a chance to grow into adulthood.

Katie & Jordan- I was not expecting shifters to be a part of this series, but I am all here for it. When Katie and Jordan showed up, I was SO excited. I know that their part of this story isn’t over yet and I can’t wait to watch it unfold.

Maggie- Maggie appeared very briefly in this book, but I have a feeling that she is going to play a big role.

Conn- When is his book coming? Like I NEED it. I am dying to know more about this mate of his.

What I Didn’t Like- The pacing was a little slow at times and I didn’t feel the romance. Mainly because of Cara (as explained above). She kind of just ruined that whole story line for me. I am hoping that Dage and Emma’s book will be better.

Overall, I really enjoyed this book. I love these characters and need more of this world. I will definitely be continuing the series. I can’t wait to start the next book!

Other Books in the Series:

4.5 🍁s ~ Claimed (Dark Protectors #2) by Rebecca Zanetti

3.5 🍁s ~ Hunted (Dark Protectors #3) by Rebecca Zanetti

4.5 🍁s ~ Consumed (Dark Protectors #4) by Rebecca Zanetti

Book Quote of the Day

Book Quote of the Day #18

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β€œSorry I hit you. I thought you were going to keep talking, and I panicked.”

Why this quote?

I feel like I haven’t done a funny quote in a while so I decided to do one today. This series had me non-stop laughing and this is just one quote of many that I found funny.

Thanks for joining me! Have any thoughts on my quote? Let me know! ~π’œπ“Šπ“‰π“Šπ“‚π“ƒ

Top 5 Wednesday

Top 5 Wednesday | Favorite SFF Booktubers

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Hello Lovelies! Today’s Top 5 Wednesday topic is:

Favorite SFF Booktubers -Booktube SFF Awards Crossover Topic-
β€” Discuss your favorite booktubers who discuss science fiction and fantasy books! (This is for the Booktube SFF Awards, but you could also include bloggers and IGers as well!)

I chose to go with booktubers only for this question. And let me tell you… It was REALLY hard to choose only five answers for this topic. BUT I have decided that I will be doing another separate post about my favorite book bloggers sometime soon.

In no particular order, here are SOME of my favorite SFF Booktubers:


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∴ Piera @ Piera Forde ∴

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∴ Tam @ MrsNightRead ∴

*She hasn’t posted in a while, but I absolutely love her and automatically watch any of her videos that upload*

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∴ Caleb @ InsaneReader ∴

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∴ Sam @ ThoughtsonTomes ∴

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∴ Victoria @ Inquillery ∴

Thank you for joining me on Top 5 Wednesday! I highly encourage you to check out each of their channels (if you haven’t done so already)! And what are some of your favorite SFF Booktubers? ~π’œπ“Šπ“‰π“Šπ“‚π“ƒ

Book Quote of the Day

Book Quote of the Day #17

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β€œOnce upon a time, an angel and a devil fell in love

…It did not end well.”

Why this quote?

When people started recommending me this book, I wasn’t really sure if I wanted to read it or not. Then, a friend of mine read me that quote, which happens to be the very first line in the book. And I knew I just had to read this book! That has to be the most memorable and gripping first line I have ever read and I will never forget it.

Thanks for joining me! Have any thoughts on my quote? Let me know! ~π’œπ“Šπ“‰π“Šπ“‚π“ƒ

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday | Books With My Favorite Color On the Cover (Red)

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Hello Lovelies! Today’s Top Ten Tuesday topic was originally Rainy Day Reads, but I had no idea what to so with that since I read every day rain or shine so I decided to do a past TTT topic. That topic would be: Books With My Favorite Color On the Cover. My favorite color happens to be red so all of the beautiful covers below will have red on somewhere on them. Here they are:











Thank you for joining me today! I had SO much fun doing this topic! All of these covers are absolutely gorgeous! I hope that you found a new book through this list or just got to have some cover love! ~π’œπ“Šπ“‰π“Šπ“‚π“ƒ