Monthly Wrap-Up: Not A Teen Anymore, But A Young Adult?

Hello everyone!

Hope you are doing well. I’m currently procrastinating on studying for finals, which is taking place this week and next, by scheduling this review. *whispers* someone help me summon the motivation to get work done for the first time since classes ended

I was asking one of my friends a couple of days ago, “Are we still considered teens?” And her immediate response was “Young adults.” I guess that makes sense (we’re all 19 now), since we’ve passed the point of adult (18 in America), but are still trying to navigate our ways through life. I can’t help but compare that to how we identify actual Young Adult books, whose main characters range from early to late high school. Did we stop becoming Young Adults after going to college or the military or the work force? Because if anything, that really is the time to navigate how us young adults want to live out our lives. And also, so much experimentation! Anyway, I’ll draft up a more elaborate discussion post about this later.

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Nothing much except school (thank god), and the typical college person festivities. Oh, and freshman 15 🙂 Yay me hahaaa.

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Starry Eyes by Jenn Bennett ⭐⭐⭐⭐

This review was for a blog tour, where I conveyed my love of this book with the help of emojis! Honestly one of the top contemporaries I’ve read this year.

Isle of Blood and Stone by Makiia Lucier ⭐⭐⭐

A quieter YA fantasy that I think deserves more attention! It follows the adventure of a mapmaker and the hidden past of a fantasy kingdom. Super fun!

A Princess in Theory by Alyssa Cole ⭐⭐⭐⭐

CALL ME AN OFFICIAL FAN OF ALYSSA COLE. Omg this contemporary royalty romance had soo much swoon and wonderful characters. 11/10 am coming back to this series.

Dear Stranger by Lisa Kleypas ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Another historical romance hit from Kleypas! I will literally read almost anything she writes these days. Plus the heroine is a doctor. *heart eyes*

The Love Experiment by Ainslie Paton ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Paton has a pretty unique writing style that’s hard to get into, but also refreshing! I enjoyed this journalistic contemporary romance and the slow-burn relationship.

Legs by Kelly Siskind ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Wine connoisseurs, get ready for a fun ride with this one! I don’t know why, but Siskind’s writing and I really clicked, and I’m happy to recommend this contemporary romance focusing on food (wine!) and family.

On Happy Indulgence

Sky in the Deep Review: Dashing Viking-Inspired Fantasy With Family At Its Front To Kill A Kingdom Review: The Little Mermaid But Way More Wicked

Sky in the Deep by Adrienne Young ⭐⭐⭐.5

A fun viking story! There’s some enemies-to-love romance, hella action and adventure, and the loyalty of family at its front.

To Kill A Kingdom by Alexandra Cristo ⭐⭐⭐⭐

An awesome siren YA that’s a standalone and has a perfect resolution. Definitely one to be reread throughout the years. Cue hate-to-love romance (omg can you tell it’s my fave) and fierce heroines!

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Not a bad list! Not as much as I wanted to read as well, but I was in a majorrr slump. I have a huge line-up to read for the summer though! Two more weeks and I’ll be home!

Oh, and let’s talk about how I finished the whole Crazy Rich Asians trilogy in TWO DAYS! What a wild ride – and I adored every page! (110% ready for the movie now 😀 )

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It’s been a mostly boring month I guess, and one where my blog was a bit quiet. I’m definitely getting back in the groove over summer though. What are you guys’s plans for summer? Have a great May!

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15 thoughts on “Monthly Wrap-Up: Not A Teen Anymore, But A Young Adult?

  1. Marie says:

    Best of luck for your finals, go study now, Aila 😛 You can do this! ❤
    I'm glad you overall had a lovely reading month – so happy you enjoyed Starry Eyes, I can't wait to read that one, and To Kill A Kingdom, I loved that one so, so much 😀
    I hope you'll have a wonderful May ❤

  2. Aimee (Aimee, Always) says:

    GOOD LUCK WITH YOUR FINALS, AILAAAA! ♥ I know you will rock them all. AND HOW IS THAT A READING SLUMP!? I only read 4 books in April. xD

    The young adult thing is giving me an identity crisis, too. xD I turned 18 a few months ago and still can’t believe it.

  3. Lydia Tewkesbury says:

    Omg I have been meaning to pick up Crazy Rich Asians forever! From you reading speed I am guessing that means it’s as good as everyone says?

    There should be more YA books for people in the 19-21 phase. I read Fangirl so many times when I was at uni because it was literally the only book I could find that covered the period I was in.

    Good luck with your finals! xx

  4. Pamela Nicole says:

    I wish I’d read as many books as you did! and YES I loved To Kill a Kingdom as well! I’m 22 and sometimes I despair about the Young Adult thing too 😦 My taste in books has definitely changed over the years! Best of luck with your finals! I, on the other hand, begin my last semester of college on Tuesday BLEEEH

  5. Lily @ Sprinkles of Dreams says:

    I’m so happy you loved To Kill A Kingdom, it’s such a good debut novel! And the romance was so well developed.

    I really want to read Crazy Rich Asians too, especially because of the movie. The trailer looks so good, I’m so excited. ❤

    & I hope your finals went well!! 🍀

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