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Book Review: A Sprinkle of Spirits (Love Sugar Magic #2) by Anna Meriano

Hello friends! I am so excited to share my first review of Latinx Heritage Month for book 2 of the Love Sugar Magic series, A Sprinkle of Spirits! It’s no news that I adored A Dash of Trouble, which I picked up back in March and gave 5 stars (read my review here)! So I […]

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Guest Posts

Amparo Ortiz’s Experience as a Traditionally-Published YA Debut Author Living in Puerto Rico: A Latinx Heritage Month Guest Post

Hello friends! Happy Latinx Heritage Month! The past week hasn’t been the best; something happened in my personal life and everything’s been in turmoil, and I also hasn’t been doing great. This post wasn’t supposed to go up for a bit longer, bUT, I haven’t blogged in a while, and it’s finally Latinx Heritage Month […]

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Interviews

A Candid Conversation with YA Debut Author Amparo Ortiz on Blazewrath Games, Writing Choices, Drafting Process, Dragons, and Puerto Rican Rep!

Hello there, friends! It is not quite Latinx Heritage Month *yet*, but we are almost there, so you may consider this post an introduction to all the Latinx celebrations that will go down at Santana Reads in a little bit over a week! Today, I have the absolute honor of sharing with you all the […]

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Wrap-Ups

Reading Wrap-Up: August 2020!

Hello there, friends! Happy September! This wrap-up is going to be much more balanced in terms of discussing the books and the other media I’ve consumed! It’s no news that I’ve become somewhat of reading beast this 2020, but since the past few months have been quite stressful for me, I decided to take it […]

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Spotify Book Tag

Hello there, friends! I wanted to share one more post before the end of the month, and since I haven’t done a tag in August, I scoured my saved posts and found the Spotify Book Tag, created by Sarah @ Book Hooked Nook! I’ve been listening to a TON of music this past week, so […]

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Discussions

Why the Star Rating System Has Lost its Meaning for Me

A rating is defined as a classification or ranking of someone or something based on a comparative assessment of their quality, standard, or performance. Sounds about right, right? As readers and reviewers, diving into literature is a full-on hiking experience and at the end of our journey, we often like to document or share how […]

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The Percy Jackson Chronicles

The Percy Jackson Chronicles: 81 Thoughts I Had While Reading The Sea of Monsters for the First Time

What is more painful? Disappointment that stabs you right in the chest, or disappointment that leaves you empty and feeling absolutely nothing? It’s a truly great question, one I’ve been trying to find the answer to since yesterday. Hello there, and may I officially welcome you to Part II of The Percy Jackson Chronicles! I’ve […]

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Reviews

ARC Review: Blazewrath Games by Amparo Ortiz

Hi there, friends! Today has been a rollercoaster of emotions, thanks to BTS dropping their Dynamite MV teaser and A.C.E. releasing the first concept photos for their brand-new album! Because I was full of adrenaline and my braincells basically shut down, I wasn’t very sure if I would even be able to post this today. […]

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Reviews

ARC Review: Where Dreams Descend by Janella Angeles

Hello there, friends! Never would I have thought that in the span of four hours, I would finish a book, write, edit, AND publish my review for it, but here we are! My adoration for Where Dreams Descend apparently knows no bounds. (If only I could always channel this energy 😪) Talking about Where Dreams […]

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ARC Review: Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas

Hello there, friends! I’ve been meaning to post for a few days, but I’ve taken up a new hobby: journaling, and it’s kinda taken over my life (which is an understatement 🤭). It’s been years since I’ve been consumed by a hobby, basically ever since summer 2016 when I became a bookworm, so it’s been […]