Elouise (Lou) Parker is determined to have the absolute best, most impossibly epic summer of her life. There are just a few things standing in her way: She’s landed a job at Magic Castle Playland . . . as a giant dancing hot dog. Her crush, the dreamy Diving Pirate Nick, already has a girlfriend, who is literally the Princess of the park. But Lou’s never liked anyone, guy or otherwise, this much before, and now she wants a chance at her own happily ever after. Her best friend, Seeley, the carousel operator, who’s always been up for anything, suddenly isn’t when it comes to Lou’s quest to set her up with the perfect girl or Lou’s scheme to get close to Nick. And it turns out that this will be their last summer at Magic Castle Playland–ever–unless she can find a way to stop it from closing. Jennifer Dugan’s sparkling debut coming-of-age queer romance stars a princess, a pirate, a hot dog, and a carousel operator who find love–and themselves–in unexpected people and unforgettable places.
I knew this was going to be queer, a little bit weird, with a theme of finding yourself and figuring out life. That all sounds like something that I would enjoy a lot and I knew it would be interested to see how it all came together!
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Welcome to #RockyRecommends! Every Friday, my big fluffy cat picks out a book he has read and loved to recommend to everyone! This week, he picked out The Wicker King.
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I didn’t think I was going to make this type of post. I’m still learning the art of setting goals and figuring out what works best for me. Plus, a lot of them are more abstract and over various points of my life. But I got to thinking and I do have some things I want to work on blog wise 2019! Plus, I don’t plan on doing any other posts end of the year/new year posts. I’ve shied away from the best books of 2018 and most anticipated 2019 books since I really, really didn’t want to forget anything! There are just so many books and I want to give all of them the amount of love they deserve! Anyway, I thought this would be something in the middle that I feel comfortable doing.
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Welcome to Colsten Can’t Wait, which is my version of Waiting On Wednesday! Every week, my cat and I pick out an upcoming book that we’re really looking forward and highlight it! This week, we picked out We Set The Dark On Fire.
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Well, I’m not sure how it’s the new year already. Though, there are a lot of books I want to get to this year! A lot of amazing ones are coming out and there are some already released ones that I would like to get to! I’m a little bit of a big shrug when it comes to what I want to read this month. Though I do have a little bit of an idea!
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I went in to this book with no expectations. I adored Our Year Of Maybe and fell in love with the writing. I was curious to see what I would think of this one. I don’t think I would have picked up this book if I hadn’t loved the OYOM as much as I did, but I wanted to give it a shot since the other book surprised me! Trigger warnings: suicidal ideation, self-harm.
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I’ve changed a lot throughout this year. From things in my personal life, to things in my writing life, to things in my reading life! I thought it would be interesting to take a look at how my opinions on reading/books has changed this year and how I differently I read now than in the beginning of the year.
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