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Murmuration // Whoa.

murmurationAuthor: Tj Klune

Published: October 28th, 2016

Pages: 324 (ebook)

Genres: gay fiction | contemporary | basically like a mystery, too



First, hey, I’m back with my first review since hiatus. (Remember how I said I’d try getting one within the week? Forgot about not having much computer access over break, so…17 days later, here we are!) And instead of trying to make reviews for what I read while relieving stress during that school hiatus, like I mentioned, I WAS IMPATIENT TO READ MURMURATION.

And well. Reviews are hard for this one because so many little details could be spoilers… so this is probably gonna be a short one, folks.

Recommended if you like:

  • Tj Klune books
  • love
  • I can’t say!

Continue reading Murmuration // Whoa.


The High King’s Golden Tongue (Tales of the High Court #1) // The Best Character Dynamics & I Wish I Had Those Language Skills!

25902535Author: Megan Derr

Published: November 4th 2015 by Less Than Three Press

Pages: 410

Genres: m/m romance // historical fiction


WOW. Small hiatus there. Never got this posted due to busy-ness and then I had some homework to catch up and a paper proposal to write and AGH. It doesn’t help when you’re not that interested in the material of research AND you don’t really want this degree anymore… *shrugs* I know I’ll get busy even more later, fair warning.

ANYWAY, this book was a light, yet fun, read! I love creative historical fiction settings. Like, not historically accurate or even historically existent, much like Captive Prince and such.

Recommended if you like:

  • great character dynamics
  • a slower burning love
  • historical settings
  • miscommunication
  • normal historical fiction plots (this is not a bad thing)

Continue reading The High King’s Golden Tongue (Tales of the High Court #1) // The Best Character Dynamics & I Wish I Had Those Language Skills!

Tracefinder: Contact (Tracefinder #1) // Undercover Drug Bust + a Dash of Gay Love

tracefinder: contactAuthor: Kaje Harper

Published: January 8th 2016 by Smashwords Edition

Pages: 451

Genres: gay fiction // contemporary // mystery > crime // tiny psychic detail

*this book contains sexual content*

YES – SLOW-BUUUUUURN. I love slow-burn, especially when it has sexual tension.

This definitely seems to be categorized more in the gay fiction area rather than pure M/M romance, but there is definitely romance to be had. The main focus is the undercover cop plot. One problem I’ve had is that the pure romance ones put plots like this on the back burner and so it’s kind of boring and doesn’t do much for the story. However, this one is brought forward and I’ve still had problems with cop story lines not being exciting enough, but I actually quite enjoyed this one! I don’t know if I’m biased, though, because it does have an extremely subtle psychic aspect. A good read, indeed! Continue reading Tracefinder: Contact (Tracefinder #1) // Undercover Drug Bust + a Dash of Gay Love

Goodreads Reading Challenge Update

I am most definitely a member of Goodreads, since only recently, and I am upset with myself for never joining earlier! That place is super helpful with keeping track of the books you read and want to read, discovering new books to read, and how you feel about all those books. And the community! I’m still new, so I haven’t really met many people, but from what I can see, you can find a ton of people who have similar interests (especially in books) and opinions (especially about books). Just…Aralyn…come on. Shame on you, for waiting so long.

Another nifty part of that place is the annual reading challenge! Never knew it existed until I was looking at book blogs last month. So now I am working on my goal of 80 books this year! It started as 150…then I realized I had a late start, probably couldn’t manage that, especially with senior year of college starting this August… So I brought it down to 100! And then I still thought about college and how it’ll be different this time because hello, capstone…now it’s 80. Let’s see if I can manage that. Thus, we are now to the reason for this post: since I started book blogging late this year, there are some books I’ve read that I haven’t discussed and probably won’t discuss all of them on here. So I wanted to bring an update of my progress as of today, and share the books I loved and the ones that were a little disappointing… Continue reading Goodreads Reading Challenge Update

The Captive Prince Trilogy // Mind Games + Warriors + Beautiful Romance = YES

Author: C. S. Pacat

Publisher: Berkley

Genres: gay fiction // historical fiction

Captive Prince synopsis for your curious mind. The next books are Prince’s Gambit and Kings Rising.

*contains sexual content and slavery (but still kept classy)*


This series. It is now one of my favorite m/m series I’ve read. Laurent & Damen are one of my absolute favorite couples. Seriously. This was Pacat’s first series and she did a stunning job. I read this pretty damn fast. I started it somewhere in April and finished it all within a week. And once again, this review might seem kind of vague, but I was trying to point out my thoughts for the whole series, not just a single book. Forgive me if it feels this way. Anyway!

I highly recommend it for m/m fans that like: