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Without Filter #2

All The Wrong Shelves

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They’re unexpected roommates, unlikely friends and maybe something more — something real.

Zander is making the right decisions to fight the indifference that has shaped his life. When one of those decisions leaves him temporarily homeless, he never expected to gain a new friend.
Nessa is real, she’s honest, and she believes in him. Zander longs to be authentic. He’s been pretending, playing a part, for as long as he can remember.
But Nessa is pretending, too. Pretending she isn’t exhausted, that the world isn’t too loud, and that she doesn’t have a book full of notes that might explain why she’s always been a little different.
As she's learning to trust herself, she might even realise that she doesn't need to hide who she is.

All The Wrong Shelves can be read as a standalone. It’s book two in The Without Filter Series.

All The Wrong Shelves is a low-angst, slow burn, slightly forbidden (brother’s best friend), new adult romance, and it takes place in Copenhagen. It’s an own-voices story with a heroine who realises she's autistic, written by an autistic author.

400 pages, Kindle Edition

Published February 25, 2021

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Felicia Blaedel

4 books65 followers
Felicia writes quirky, heartfelt, and steamy romance with real, flawed characters.

Felicia’s books have themes about being true to yourself, and she is passionate about mental health and authenticity. As an adult, Felicia received professional confirmation that she is actually autistic.

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1,242 reviews35 followers
January 30, 2021
This felt like a genuine love story, I fell in love with them as they love with each other. This is the second book in the series however can be read as a standalone, although you get to see some of the couple from the first book as this follows Ollie’s sister, and I love their brother sister interactions.

There are a few tropes I could attach to this storyline but I don’t want to limited it those because this story was so heart warming and wonderful, I just want you to dive in and give it a try. I love the slow build up of the romance, it felt more realistic than so many of the romance books I’ve read recently. Their hesitation as they learn about each other, their self awareness as they recognise and grow from their past mistakes and hurts, and their open and frank conversations, made these character real for me.

“I’m far from the only one with problems. Maybe the reason they grow so big that they completely take over our every thought is because we insist on shouldering them alone”

Nessa is such a genuine person who is fighting to play her role and present a “normal” facade to the world. While Zanders is trying to strip away his mask and be the “real” him. I want to congratulate the author on creating two amazing characters as they both try and figure out their lives. I also loved Nessa’s journey with autism and Felicia presented it in a relatable way. I also loved how Zanders respects her, in his honesty and them finding that balance between caring for each other as well as giving independence and space. Although we may not be facing the same things as these characters, I think their relationship, care and support for each other, is admirable (new favourite couple?)

I also loved Nessa’s family! It was so nice to see positive interactions between adult children and their parents. This is a relationship which is so often portrayed as full of tension but I could relate better to Nessa’s family dinners and real conversations.

Overall, this book was a genuine romance. It was new adult in its content level and though the characters are at university this isn’t A story that will appeal to just that particular age group. I think this story has bigger themes that can be applied to your life no matter what stage you are at.
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537 reviews
February 25, 2021
Last year, Felicia Blaedel reached out to ask if I would be interested in reading her debut novel “𝗖𝗵𝗮𝘀𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗣𝗲𝗯𝗯𝗹𝗲𝘀” and I’m so glad I said yes, because it was one of my favourite reads of the year !⁣

So when she asked if I would be interested in the second book in the series, I of course jumped at the chance.⁣

Felicia writes the most realistic and endearing love stories you really do have to read both of these if you haven’t already! ⁣

𝗔𝗹𝗹 𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗪𝗿𝗼𝗻𝗴 𝗦𝗵𝗲𝗹𝘃𝗲𝘀⁣
𝗕𝗼𝗼𝗸 𝗿𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️💫⁣

I loved Nessa- her love of her family, her honesty, her desire to be herself and to be accepted by those around her for being herself. She has struggled all her life with anxiety and is just now startling to realize that she may have autism .⁣
Felicia, who herself was diagnosed with autism as an adult, brings so much of her self into this story and creates in this amazing heroine.⁣

And Zander, who is struggling to make peace with his past mistakes and battles his addictions on a daily basis.⁣

Nessa and Zander’s love story starts with an act of kindness and then becomes a wonderful friendship before blossoming into a beautiful relationship.⁣

Thank you Felicia for sharing your amazing novels with me ! I can hardly wait for book #3
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325 reviews11 followers
February 14, 2021

This is the second in the series but can be read as a standalone. You do get to know Nessa and Zander a little bit in the first book, but they have really good conversations in this one where you get to know their past so you aren’t missing any important details.

I loved so much about this book. I haven’t read a book with an autistic heroine in a while and I loved how it addressed in this book. The way Nessa processes situations is different than most and she can get overwhelmed easily. I loved how patient Zander was with all of her “differences”. Both Nessa and Zander are struggling to find their true selves while navigating their feelings towards each other. We get both POV’s and at times their internal monologue got a little long, but I feel like it was necessary to connect with them. The romance was a slow burn with a little bit of steam. I loved the balance between the romance and the deeper topics like Zanders alcohol use and recovery. I was invested in this couple from the beginning and I loved watching them grow. Such a cute romance!

I loved Chasing Pebbles, but I think this one beats it. If you do read this book, make sure to read the authors note at the end. Thank you Felicia Blaedel for the gifted copy.
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Author 10 books329 followers
February 25, 2022
Gah! There's just something about this author's writing that gets me every time. Her characters are so genuine, their flaws so real, that I can't help but fall in love with them. 😍😍

This time around it was quirky and misunderstood Nessa . . .
I confused everyone, and I'm positive that had I been a library book, they wouldn't have had a clue where to place me.
. . . and smooth-talking, but lost Zander . . .
"I want to have an imperfect, loving family one day. My family was always so obsessed with image that we couldn't even be real behind closed doors."
On the surface, these two didn't make any sense together.
His words are an unwanted reminder that we're totally different people, from totally different worlds.
But wow, did they ever light up the pages. I loved every word of this one.

Plus, there was the added bonus of the author's discussion of Nessa's quest to better understand herself.
I always do that - I spend so much time worrying beforehand that I'm already exhausted when I get to whatever I was afraid of. Then I spend way too long obsessing over what I said or did afterward.
I loved how Nessa went about getting her later-in-life autism diagnosis.
"I read that being autistic is like having a different operating system. It makes sense that life gets easier if you know how to navigate."
Overall, a wonderful read.
"Our thoughts are more frightening when they only live inside our minds. They lose some of their power when we put them into words."
If you're into . . .
✔ contemporary romance
✔ opposites attract
✔ best friend's little sister
✔ heartfelt characters
✔ true-to-life problems
. . . you've found your next read!

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3 reviews
March 2, 2021
A heartwarming story about the power of second chances and being truly seen. This is Blaedel’s second book in the Without Filter series, and shh, don’t tell Olli and Frida from the first book, but Nessa and Zander are my new faves.

Wary of intimacy and each navigating their own struggles, Nessa and Zander find themselves unlikely roommates after a chance encounter, and the pages fly following that. Their burgeoning friendship is beautiful to watch, their connection genuine, and the romance sweet, sultry and swoon worthy. I loved their honesty, their genuine compassion, and their willingness to be real with each other; they‘re definitely relationship goals. Blaedel’s characters are real and relatable and feel like old friends by the time you’re done reading. Looking forward to the author’s next book!
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46 reviews16 followers
April 2, 2021
** I received an arc via a website for a review. These are my own, honest opinions. **

This is an #ownvoice story, featuring a young woman with autism. It also features a young man with a history of problems with alcohol. This is also the second book in Blaedel’s the without filter series, but can be read as a stand-alone. I read it as a stand-alone, and had no prior knowledge of the world or characters previously.

This book is heartwarming and amazing, a cute feel good contemporary romance. It was cute and honest and raw. When I finished this book, it stayed with me for hours after. I thought about it a lot, even while doing other things. And it put a smile on my face, even if I didn’t have a good day. I felt represented.

The book was beautifully written and has several memorable quotes.
“I think what makes me the saddest is that when the branches are bare, I know for sure that there aren’t little fairies living there.”
“If my library ghost is here tonight, I think he’s reminiscing with a heart that might be heavy but full of treasured memories as he recalls dancing in the moonlight with his long-lost love.”

Being autistic myself, I could see a lot of myself in Nessa. But I could also see that Nessa had gone further on her journey with her mental health. But I could also see that Nessa seemed to have gone further in acceptance and strategies to deal with her autism. I felt jealous. I was jealous for how aware Nessa seemed of her mental health, her boundaries and the acceptance of being different. I struggle a lot it’s being different, and I hope this book pushes me a bit in the right direction.

Felicia Blaedel also managed to put one of my strongest feelings into words.
“I’ll never understand why sometimes I crave a hug so much that I feel like I’ll fall apart if I don’t get it, my body aching for the contact as if the hug is as essential as water or air, and then at other times, hugging is as appealing as going to the dentist.” I feel this, so much. This is the reality I live in.

One thing that disappointed me with the book was also Nessa’s autism. In the description of the book it said that this was a story of “an autistic heroine”. And that wasn’t acknowledged anywhere. I could see and guess that Nessa was autistic from her behavior. Both with the research I’ve done on my own, but also what reminded me of myself. I got an explanation later in the book, but I still felt disappointed.

The pace of the book was slow. I had a hard time getting in to the story, and I found the book slow overall. I started the book, and then I went almost a week without thinking about it. That usually means that I won’t finish the book, and I was thinking about it. What pushed me to give it a second chance was the fact that it was going to feature a young autistic woman. And I am glad I continued to read. About 200 pages in, the pace picked up and I became invested in the story.

Just some semi-spoiler thoughts.

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740 reviews104 followers
February 12, 2021
"Maybe we aren't supposed to be confined to a single shelf. Maybe we need to move freely around in a floor to ceiling library."

Actual rating: 4.5/5 stars

I received an e-ARC copy of this book personally from the author in exchange for an honest review. All the Wrong Shelves will be out on February 25, 2021.

All The Wrong Shelves is the author's #ownvoices romance novel featuring a woman who struggles with autism, and just got officially diagnosed during adulthood. I just loved and enjoyed how the author's personal experience with autism was brazenly bared out in this book, thus giving the readers the glimpse to look into how her (and Nessa's) mind works. Autism has a special place in my heart, because I have a younger cousin who has the same condition, so I personally know the effort they needed to make to be able to do whatever they wish, and it requires a lot of patience and trust within their inner circles to understand them. I like seeing that how much different each case is to a person, but at the same time, there are bits of similarities between them too.

This book not only just focused on Nessa's autism journey, but it also explored how Zander learned to cope with his struggle with anxiety and alcoholism. Having such a formidable character that I love to hate in Chasing Pebbles and then finally seeing a whole different side of him in this book was actually pretty impressive. I really liked the way he accepted that he was the one who had done hurtful things to everyone, but Oliver and Frida had come to forgive and love him again. His family is a whole different story, but at least it was something already on the mends before the book ended.

While I loved Frida and Oliver's story in Chasing Pebbles, I actually enjoyed this book more! It still has that same heartwarming and slow burn romance I enjoyed in the first book, but I really liked how this book spoke so much more about second chances, trust, and love in all forms and sizes. Nessa and Zander's story was so much more endearing, and I loved how much of it was initially based on mutual trust with each other - something both of them struggled at the beginning. I even liked the build up of their romance that started off from random little things such as cooking and watching tv shows to them having full blown steamy scenes.

I highly recommend this book to anyone who just wants to read a heartwarming story full of love, friends and family, plants, and tons of tea set in the ever magical Scandinavian regions.
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1,172 reviews18 followers
February 27, 2021
Beautiful story!

All The Wrong Shelves (Without Filter Series) brings us back to beautiful Denmark.  Nessa has always been different.  She is brilliant but struggles socially. She has to hide her true self to appear "normal" to the outside world.  Zander is trying to set his life back on track...he’s back in school and trying to not hide behind the perfect façade he has in the past. They strike up a friendship when Nessa offers her couch to Zander to help him out.  From there, an unlikely friendship turns into an amazing love story.  They accept each other completely.  Zander is delicate with Nessa and what she needs.  Nessa sees the real Zander and her brutal honesty forces Zander to start being honest to himself.  They balance each other out, they support each other and they protect each other.

Nessa also has her own journey to being diagnosed with autism as a young adult. While this isn’t a story about autism, I enjoyed this part of the story.  I loved how this story was written because it wasn't "wow, she has autism and found love"...it was more "she found love and oh yeah, she has autism".  It was part of her story but not her entire story.  

This story is just written so beautifully. From the descriptions of Denmark, the food, clothing, people...I was transported to a place I've never been.  I can hear Nessa's tree in the wind. I can feel Nessa's anxiety in certain situations.  I could see Zanders smile.  I close my eyes and see it all clearly.

All The Wrong Shelves is a sophisticated YA romance so it will appeal to YA romances readers of all ages.   I loved that it was an Own Voices story and brought in the author's own story about being diagnosed with autism as an adult. I learned so much from this story that I didn't know I needed to learn.  This story is unique, inspiring, beautiful and emotional.  I'm just in awe of this book and I can't wait to read more words from this author.
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135 reviews11 followers
April 18, 2021
Oh my God, I am so marrying Zander. He has it all! He was perfect for Ness. Zander made me believe in true love, his actions and words all of them conveyed how much he loved Ness. He did have a past which he got through and changed to be a better person. He thought beyond his family , he cared for people. Zander is a year behind in college than Ness though she is younger than him.

He loved Ness's flaws so much that I felt like it wasn’t even there. He accepted everything about her not just when they started but even after. He remembered EVERYTHING about Nessa .Most of all he respected her privacy and trusted her all the way .
Ness, loves her bubble . She hates everything loud except love I guess. She was the perfect pair for Zander. Her love was books, chestnut trees and handmade games. She got the love and support she deserved from her family and her love was well deserved by Zander. She accepted what came her way and did not let people pity her.She faced it all with all. Ness deserved the new version of Zander. She made him see through his flaws and made him understand and feel the better version he had become.She even helped mending a few of his relationships. Ness= GOLD.
Zander and Ness were meant to be , I cannot imagine them with anyone else. I was so glad I learnt so much about autism.I was told different things about autism but in this book I felt what they go through. The book is so well written , it makes you feel.
A must read.
“I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own". Arc provided by NetGalley.
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424 reviews36 followers
January 14, 2021
Thank you so much, Felicia Blaedel for the ARC copy of this beautiful book.

Major belly butterfly alert! Get ready to swoon.

I love stories about second chances, not only in love but in life overall. We tend to crucify those who fall in such way they have zero expectations to go back up and have another shot to make the right choices.

Zander and Nessa's story was all about that and more.

Zander is book boyfriend goals! I loved how sweet and patient he was with Nessa in every way. He never judged her or made her feel inferior. His feelings for Nessa were genuine. I loved how protective and defensive he was about her, it made me happy to see him enjoying Nessa's company and appreciating her even before he realized he was in love with her. His patience to build his relationship with her was what made me swoon the most! It was obvious that he learned from his mistakes and didn't want to make them again. It was heartwarming and encouraging to see him giving himself a chance and believing in himself and his dreams despite his past failures and guilt. I think his approach to his family's conflict was very mature, even though it was difficult for him. His path to redemption made all the struggle so worth it!

Nessa is such a sweet woman! She was strong, independent, smart and so loyal with a heart of gold. She was a woman with so much love to give and so many great things to share with the world. Her honesty and bright mind was exactly what Zander needed to overcome his demons. I loved how she allowed herself to believe in him despite knowing about his past. Her journey to self discovery was refreshing and filled with hope. The way she helped Zander to realize how worthy of love he was, made the moral of this story very meaningful.

I loved them so much from start to finish. I felt every single word in my soul as I dived into their wonderful stories. Even with all the baggage and heavy past both of them had on their shoulders, the way they navigated their attraction and obvious chemistry was so beautiful that led them to have a very healthy relationship. I loved their acceptance and understanding for each other's pasts and personal conflicts and how their love grew so naturally as they allowed themselves to be vulnerable and show their real selves. Both characters were developed amazingly through the pages and their sweet dialogue and funny banter made me smile and swoon!

The depth and intensity of both characters flaws and strengths was intriguing and emotional. Their different journeys were combined perfectly and complemented each other. Both of them ended up helping one another to heal and discover things they didn't know about themselves. They grew and healed together.

The slow burn was written perfectly, it built up beautifully and was extremely satisfying. It was incredibly touching and swoon worthy.

This book is about the power of finding a person who would look at your mess and see a diamond hidden behind all the darkness. Someone who is not afraid of our demons and is willing to fight them with us.

I was so sad this story was over, but I will definitely be reading more of this author.
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667 reviews23 followers
February 21, 2021
5 stars

When I read chasing pebbles last year, I needed more from Zander and I couldn't wait to read his story. This book did not disappoint.

This book was tender, vulnerable and completely captivating. All the wrong shelves is a second chance romance that allows Nessa and Zander to explore themselves together and separately. Nessa with her autism and Zander with his relationship with alcohol and his past.
Felicia has an amazing writing technique! She allowed the characters to explore these feelings and struggles with such empathy and tenderness. I really fell for the characters and I was rooting for them from the very first page. I loved everything about this book, the environment, the characters beliefs and morals, the friends and families.

There are so many amazing quotes in this book, that I believe will stay with me!

"Books don't only heal, they also provide hope, an escape,
and the knowledge to take back charge of your life."

This book can be read as a standalone however to get a better understanding of the characters, I would recommend reading Chasing pebbles first. Also, the fact that Chasing Pebbles is such a good book.

Thank you to Felicia Blaedel for a copy of this e-arc in exchange for an honest review.
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536 reviews16 followers
February 25, 2021
I was very lucky to come across the lovely Felicia Blaedel last year with her lovely debut Chasing Pebbles. I adored Oliver, Frida and Co and was so glad to go back to see more of gang in All The Wrong Shelves.
This story was beautiful. Nessa and Zander really made me smile. There story was so raw and emotional. Nessa doesn't feel like she fits in with society she doesn't feel comfortable in her own skin. Zander is trying to change his life. He desperately wants to break away from his past and the dark parts of his life to discover what makes his life meaningful. This book is all about self discovery and being true to yourself. It was beautifully written and I adored watching these 2 learn about each other and help each other to be comfortable with themselves. Felicias writing is truly beautiful. The storyline surrounding Nessa and her suspected diagnosis really was an eye opener. I love that more authors are bringing in these sorts of storylines as they make the characters feel more real. This was a lovely slow burn romance and the whole thing felt very authentic, nothing felt false it all flowed seamlessly.
I'm really looking forward to Nico's story next. Thank you Felicia for allowing me to read and review this beautiful story.
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30 reviews40 followers
January 29, 2021
Just as Chasing Pebbles made my top 5 in 2020, I can already tell that this one is gonna be in my top 5 for 2021 despite not having read a whole lot of books.

All The Wrong Shelves is such a heartfelt novel in a world that feels completely and utterly real. It is so wonderfully written and the characters spring to life on the pages, and I don`t think it`s possible not to fall in love with this story. I love second chance stories, and this one certainly did not disappoint. It was such a beautiful, deep story about tackling personal battles, finding yourself and self-acceptance, mixed with a charming, sweet and swoon-worthy romance. Both characters have so much dept to them on their own that when they interact, the journey is incredibly captivating to follow along with, and I found myself cheering for Zander and Nessa as individuals and together.

This is one of those books that bring you comfort, and just the amount of sweetness and dept you want in a slowburn, mixed with intense and beautiful romance. It is one I know I will do a reread of when I`m in a reading slump, and it will warm my heart just as much as it did the first time. I`m already looking forward to falling in love with the next book from this author.
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349 reviews4 followers
February 27, 2022
So true to life! Amazing! Must read!!
I love how these two lost souls find themselves with each other. The openness and honesty they find tjey can share together yet with no one outside their bubble. These two grow so much during their story. I could just reach into the book and hug them both. They understand each other and their quirks. There is no judgment. I do have to say this story hits close to home with how Nessa feels when in loud places and dealing with change. I can also relate to Zander in needing to find an out, good or had, to get away from life and family. Felicia Blaedel has also taken on a subject that's hard to diagnose. I know because even though my daughter has so many of these qualities they still can't give her the diagnosis because she's female and to young. I love this story so much. And I'm so happy I've found this author. She does a phenomenal job in her writing and hooks you from beginning to end.
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1,388 reviews102 followers
February 22, 2021
This was an absolutely lovely story of falling in love. I loved the slow-burn feel to the story, giving the reader time to feel the romance with the characters. It is the second book in the series, but I think that it is a story that could be read as a stand-alone!

The two main characters were wonderful together. They had great conversations that felt real, and I loved how the two of them grew throughout the story! Nessa, one of the MCs is autistic, and I thought Blaedel expertly created a character that I could connect with and respond to. It added another real-feel element to this story!

This was, overall, a wonderful, heartwarming story that you will not want to put down. The relationships built in the story pull at your emotions, and the characters become your friends.

I was provided a gifted copy of this book for free. I am leaving my review voluntarily.
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676 reviews3 followers
February 3, 2021
I cannot begin to describe to you how much I loved this book. Many times when you read books in this genre, both the male and female usually have it all put together. If not, they at least have the best bodies without many flaws. This story, has its flaws, but has such unconditional love in it. I loved Nessa and Zander!

From the way they meet, to becoming friends, then more than that was so incredibly beautiful.

I loved Nessa’s bluntness. I had a student once who was just like her and he would always make me laugh because he had no filter. You just understood that is who he was and loved him for it. Sometimes, it’s nice to have someone who will be truthful. We live in a world where people will just lie or say something to make you feel better. Zander is my new book boyfriend because he accepted Nessa with all her quirks and insecurities. In return, she helped him. They were able to bring the best out of each other and overlook their flaws with unconditional love. I love the fact that even though they were attracted to each other, it wasn’t about all about lust. It was about stepping out of their comfort zone to put the other’s needs first.

I appreciate the fact that the author took her own life‘s experience to create this wonderful character. It makes me sad that it took most of her life to find out she was artistic. No person should feel that they are different and not know that there is a perfectly good reason for the way they view or feel things.

I cannot recommend this book enough and I hope that someday it will be in audiobook form. It’s that good.

I received an advance review copy for free, and I am leaving this review voluntarily.
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7 reviews2 followers
February 23, 2021
I thoroughly enjoyed this book! Once I started, I was sucked right in. While I don't have autism, I'm not neuro-typical and exhibit a lot of the same traits that Nessa does. It was so refreshing to identify with a character so closely. I felt as if Felicia was describing me. I loved the teasing and banter between Nessa and Zander. Their love story felt so real, authentic and gave me butterflies.

I haven't read Chasing Pebbles but I will, without a doubt, be picking this book up immediately.

I highly recommend this novel if you're a fan of women's contemporary or even YA contemporary!

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
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461 reviews18 followers
March 19, 2022
Wow, absolutely loved this installment. Zander and Nessa are drawn together and i absolutely adore their quirky romantic connection.

At first from Chasing Pebbles, i was unsure on Zander but hot damn he is so damn redeemable in this book and has left me swooning with his honesty and way of talking to Nessa. It is refreshing to read a beautiful journey harbouring their own inner thoughts and emotions.

The slow angsty story was everything and more i needed. Absolutely melted my damn heart. These two will surround your heart and leave you wanting more from this series.

I LOVE seeing the cross over characters too and how important each character is. A highly recommended read.
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Author 26 books157 followers
February 24, 2021
I loved this second book in the series! It was refreshing and also interesting to see the world through Nessa’s eyes. Her struggles with autism were an eye-opener for me and I love discovering new things while reading a romance read.

Zander... oh, how I loved him! He came from such a different background but they found each other and I loved them together. He was so patient and sweet for Nessa. I cheered for him as he dealt with his past.

It’s a sweet, slow burn read and I loved it!
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Author 10 books46 followers
January 23, 2021
Felicia is so good!

I can't say enough about being trapped in Felicia's world. It's soothing, calming & feels like I'm swaddled in a symphony as I ride from one paragraph to the next.

Zander & Nessa are both trying to conquer their own personal battles & doing all right on their own but once they are together they become invincible. This was a heartwarming & enduring story about finding yourself and being okay with not being the version that is expected.

On a personal note from a mother of an autistic child this story meant a lot to me. Felicia has recently been diagnosed & as her character, Nessa went through this journey of understanding what it is to Austitic, Felicia did so as well. There are so many things that you don't understand about autism because you don't have it - yet, you see it & live with it every day. I really appreciated the beauty that Felicia brought to this world & these characters & brought an extra spark of hope to my soul.
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Author 1 book7 followers
April 4, 2021
I wasn’t sure I could love Zander and Nessa’s story as much as I loved Olli and Frida’s (Chasing Pebbles), but I loved it even more! These two characters were delightful to fall in love with, adorably awkward, and completely relatable. Well done!
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164 reviews
February 18, 2021
I have not read Chasing Pebbles yet, but after really enjoying this one, I can’t wait to read it. This was a sweet, comforting story with characters that felt real. I loved this development between Nessa and Zander, as well as their individual journeys to just be themselves. I received an ARC from the author.
200 reviews
February 21, 2021
I really enjoyed this unique and interesting story. The characters were quirky and had depth.
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240 reviews33 followers
April 14, 2021
I'd like to thank NetGalley and the author for providing a copy in exchange for an honest review
This was a cute, emotional read. All the wrong shelves is the kind of book that makes you want to go out and find a library boyfriend lol. This is the second installment in the series but can be read as a stand-alone, I, however, will soon be checking out the first one.
Oh, and they're available on kindle unlimited!
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19 reviews
March 4, 2021
I completely loved this book! The moment I started to read, I could not put it down. Not only the story is great, but it is beautifully written.
It is great to see both POVs during the book, seeing both characters struggle with their own stuff, but seeing their relationship transforms throughout the book. The chemistry between Zander and Nessa was awesome, it is great to see how they open up with each other.
I am definitely looking forward to read more books from Felicia Blaedel !
I received a free copy from the author, Booksprout and Voracious Readers Only.
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1,212 reviews10 followers
February 6, 2021
Amazing! This book swallowed me up whole and didn’t want to let go.

Nessa and Zander are such amazing characters and are each other missing piece. It was so fascinating reading from Nessas POV and watching her struggle with her understanding of why she reacts and feels the way she does. It was a beautiful story of love, friendship and acceptance and I can’t wait to see what comes next.
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30 reviews2 followers
February 24, 2021
* ARC copy in exchange for an honest review *

How do you write a review when you lack the words to convey how much something means to you?
Let's just say that I LOVED reading All The Wrong Shelves and that I'm certain that it will become an all-time favorite! I already read this book twice in a couple of months and it's such a happy and comforting story.

As this is book 2 of the Without Filter series, I already read and loved Chasing Pebbles (even though you can read both books as standalones)! But Felicia Blaedel really outdid herself in this second book!!
Being true to herself, she gave us real, very loveable but also flawed characters who try to do better. But even more, she gave us an own voice story of autism.

People who know me, might know that Colleen Hoover is one of my favorite authors, and while writing a different type of love stories, Felicia Blaedel deserves to be compared to her. Yes, she's that good! While Colleen Hoovers' romantic stories are always heartbreaking (I mean that literally), Felicia Blaedel writes heartwarming and even heartmending stories. Shortly said, while their approach is different, their books are just as amazing!
So if you like the books by Colleen Hoover, you really should try this one!!

* ARC copy in exchange for an honest review *
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Author 3 books22 followers
March 4, 2021
This was a really good story. I love that the main character isnt neuro-typical. And that it presents in a female as well. The relationship between the main characters is super sweet.
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462 reviews33 followers
February 13, 2021
All the Wrong Shelves is an #ownvoices book. It is a refreshing new adult love story centered around Nessa and Zander. Both characters are struggling with inner turmoil that they both want desperately to fix. Nessa struggles with change; Zander is dealing with the loss of his mother, all while running from a dark past. When the two are forced together in close-proximity, sparks begin to fly.

Watching Nessa and Zander's genuine love for each other blossom was so sweet. The two are irresistibly awkward around each other and first, but once they start to open up about their fears, it's truly adorable. I really enjoyed reading the progression of their love.

I also very much appreciated Nessa's journey discovering her autism. While the story does not center around autism, it's shown in glimpses throughout to help the reader understand her struggles and sensitivities. I loved how Zander accepted her, quirks and all from the get-go. He never pushed, but was always there.

Some other things I loved:
🔹 Nessa's friendship with Maja. The two together are hilarious and adorable.
🔹 Zander's middle name (which is my maiden name and my son's middle name...eek!!)
🔹 Zander going to university to become a librarian...how sexy is that?!?!?

My only struggle with the book was that it's set in Denmark. I don't know much about the country, nor the culture, so some of the places mentioned and the words used were hard for me to get my mind wrapped around. This definitely didn't distract from the book though!

A special thanks to Felicia Blaedel for the advanced copy in exchange for an honest review.

All the Wrong Shelves is out February 25!
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