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Book Tour: Flying High – The Story of Gymnastics Champion Simone Biles by Michelle Meadows and Ebony Glenn

Flying High: The Story of Gymnastics Champion Simone Biles by Michelle Meadows and Ebony Glenn Published: December 29th, 2020 Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Pages: 40 pages Thank you to Magico Libro Casa tours for the copy in exchange for an honest review! Synopsis A lyrical picture book biography of Simone Biles, gymnastics champion and Olympic superstar. Before… Continue reading Book Tour: Flying High – The Story of Gymnastics Champion Simone Biles by Michelle Meadows and Ebony Glenn

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Book Tour: Happy County Books 1, 2, and 3 by Ethan Long

Happy County Books 1, 2, and 3 by Ethan Long Published: (Hello, World!) March 3rd, 2020, (Sun and Moon Together) August 11th, 2020, (Cars, Signs, and Porcupines) March 2nd, 2021 Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Pages: (All Three Books) 48 pages Thank you to Storygram Tours and Mac Kids Books for the copy in exchange for an honest… Continue reading Book Tour: Happy County Books 1, 2, and 3 by Ethan Long

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Book Tour: Girlhood – Teens Around The World in Their Own Voices by Masuma Ahuja

Girlhood - Teens Around The World in Their Own Voices by Masuma Ahuja Published: February 9th, 2021 Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Pages: 256 pages Thank you to Storygram Tours and Algonquin Young Readers for the copy in exchange for an honest review! Synopsis What do the lives of teenage girls look like in Cambodia and Kenya, in… Continue reading Book Tour: Girlhood – Teens Around The World in Their Own Voices by Masuma Ahuja

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Book Tour: A Girl’s Bill of Rights by Amy B. Mucha

A Girl's Bill of Rights by Amy B. Mucha Published: February 2nd, 2021 Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Pages: 32 pages Thank you to Storygram Tours and Amy B. Mucha for the copy in exchange for an honest review! Synopsis "I have the right to be bold, and mighty, and LOUD!" Power, confidence, freedom, consent. Girls can think… Continue reading Book Tour: A Girl’s Bill of Rights by Amy B. Mucha

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Book Tour: Angel of Greenwood by Randi Pink

Angel of Greenwood by Randi Pink Published: January 12th, 2021 Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Pages: 304 pages Thank you to Macmillan publishing for the copy in exchange for an honest review! Synopsis Seventeen-year-old Isaiah Wilson is, on the surface, a town troublemaker, but is hiding that he is an avid reader and secret poet, never leaving home… Continue reading Book Tour: Angel of Greenwood by Randi Pink

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ARC Review: Noelle The Mean Girl by Ashley Woodfolk

Noelle: The Mean Girl by Ashley Woodfolk Published: March 9th, 2021 Rating: ⭐⭐⭐ Pages: 144 pages Thank you to Penguin Teen for an e-copy in exchange for an honest review! Synopsis There are only three things that matter to Noelle Lee: her family, school, and the cello. She doesn’t care if people see her as… Continue reading ARC Review: Noelle The Mean Girl by Ashley Woodfolk

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Book Tour: Sadie Sprocket Builds A Rocket by Sue Fliess

Sadie Sprocket Builds A Rocket by Sue Fliess Published: February 1st, 2021 Rating: Pages: 40 pages Thank you to Storygram Tours for the copy in exchange for an honest review! Synopsis Sadie Sprocket is a girl with a big dream—to go to Mars! No one has been to Mars (yet!), so of course that’s where… Continue reading Book Tour: Sadie Sprocket Builds A Rocket by Sue Fliess

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ARC Review: Micah The Good Girl by Ashley Woodfolk

Micah: The Good Girl by Ashley Woodfolk Published: September 1st, 2020 Rating: ⭐⭐⭐ Pages: 144 pages Synopsis Micah Dupree had always liked being the "good girl." She was happy painting, going to church, and acing her school projects. After all, she had a perfect older brother to live up to. But when he unexpectedly dies,… Continue reading ARC Review: Micah The Good Girl by Ashley Woodfolk

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Book Tour: Nightshade Forest by Nikki Mitchell

Nightshade Forest by Nikki Mitchell Genre: Middle Grade Fantasy Published: June 20th, 2020 Pages: 143 pages Thank you to Literary Bound Tours and Nikki Mitchell for the copy! Synopsis When eleven-year-old Eleanor receives a gift from her father, she never imagines it will open a portal to a fairytale world. Upon reading the first sentence… Continue reading Book Tour: Nightshade Forest by Nikki Mitchell

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Book Tour: Many Points of Me by Caroline Gertler

Many Points of Me by Caroline Gertler Published: January 12th, 2021 Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Pages: 352 pages Thank you to Storygram Tours and Caroline Gertler for the copy in exchange for an honest review! Synopsis When Georgia finds a secret sketch her late father—a famed artist—left behind, the discovery leads her down a path that may… Continue reading Book Tour: Many Points of Me by Caroline Gertler

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ARC Review: Lux The New Girl by Ashley Woodfolk

Lux: The New Girl by Ashley Woodfolk Published: September 1st, 2020 Rating: ⭐⭐⭐ Pages: 144 pages Synopsis Lux Lawson is on a spree. Ever since her dad left, she's been kicked out of every school that would take her, and this is her last chance: Harlem's Augusta Savage School of the Arts. If this doesn't… Continue reading ARC Review: Lux The New Girl by Ashley Woodfolk

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Book Tour: Goldie Vance and The Hocus Pocus Hoax by Lilliam Rivera

Goldie Vance: The Hocus-Pocus Hoax by Lilliam Rivera Published: January 5th, 2021 Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Pages: 256 pages Thank you to Pride Tours and Little Brown Young Readers for the copy in exchange for an honest review! Synopsis Marigold "Goldie" Vance lives and works at the Crossed Palms Resort Hotel in Florida with a whole slew… Continue reading Book Tour: Goldie Vance and The Hocus Pocus Hoax by Lilliam Rivera

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Book Tour: Be More Chill Graphic Novel by Ned Vizzini

Be More Chill: Graphic Novel by Ned Vizzini Published: January 5th, 2021 Rating: ⭐⭐⭐ Pages: 144 pages Thanks to Storygram Tours and Disney books for the copy in exchange for an honest review! Synopsis The groundbreaking story by New York Times best-selling author Ned Vizzini that inspired the Tony-nominated Broadway musical--now adapted in a graphic novel by… Continue reading Book Tour: Be More Chill Graphic Novel by Ned Vizzini

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Book Review: Goldie Vance and The Hotel Whodunit by Lilliam Rivera

Goldie Vance: The Hotel Whodunit by Lilliam Rivera Published: March 17th, 2020 Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Pages: 264 pages Thank you to Pride Tours and Netgalley for an E-ARC in exchange for an honest review! Synopsis Marigold "Goldie" Vance lives and works at the Crossed Palms Resort Hotel in Florida with a whole slew of characters: her… Continue reading Book Review: Goldie Vance and The Hotel Whodunit by Lilliam Rivera

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Book Review: The Book of Dares by Ted Bunch and Anna Marie Johnson Teague

The Book of Dares by Ted Bunch and Anna Marie Johnson Teague Published: January 5th, 2021 Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Pages: 224 pages Synopsis Packed with 100 inspiring, creative, fun challenges for boys, this project from violence-prevention organization A Call to Men answers parents' cries for building healthy manhood, respect, and emotional awareness in their sons. -Dare… Continue reading Book Review: The Book of Dares by Ted Bunch and Anna Marie Johnson Teague

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Book Review: Enchanted Creatures Don’t Exist… by Smriti Datta

Enchanted Creatures Don't Exist... by Smriti Datta Published: October 19th, 2020 Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Pages: 312 pages Synopsis Irrelevant and impertinent are two adjectives that can be used to describe Chris and Kirsten Clifford. Raised in a futuristic society where magic is known to be a thing of the ancient past, the soon-to-be eighteen year old… Continue reading Book Review: Enchanted Creatures Don’t Exist… by Smriti Datta

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Book Review: The Lives of Saints by Leigh Bardugo

The Lives of Saints by Leigh Bardugo Published: 121 pages Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Pages: October 6th, 2020 Synopsis Dive into the epic world of international bestselling author Leigh Bardugo with this beautifully illustrated replica of The Lives of Saints, the Istorii Sankt’ya, featuring tales of saints drawn from the beloved novels and beyond. Out of the pages of… Continue reading Book Review: The Lives of Saints by Leigh Bardugo

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Book Tour: B is for Ballet by John Robert Allman

B is for Ballet: A Dance Alphabet by John Robert Allman Published: September 22nd, 2020 Rating:⭐⭐⭐⭐ Pages: 48 pages Thank you to Storygram Tours and Doubleday Books for Young Readers for the copy in exchange for an honest review! Synopsis A is for arabesque, B is for Baryshnikov, and C is for Coppelia in this beautifully illustrated, rhyming,… Continue reading Book Tour: B is for Ballet by John Robert Allman

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Book Review: How The King of Elfhame Learned to Tell Stories by Holly Black

How The King of Elfhame Learned To Tell Stories by Holly Black Published: November 24th, 2020 Rating:⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Pages: 200 pages Synopsis An illustrated addition to the New York Times bestselling Folk of Air trilogy, that started with The Cruel Prince, from award-winning author Holly Black. An irresistible return to the captivating world of Elfhame. Once… Continue reading Book Review: How The King of Elfhame Learned to Tell Stories by Holly Black

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Book Tour: A Curse Of Roses by Diana Pinguicha

A Curse Of Roses by Diana Pinguicha Published: December 1st, 2020 Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Pages: 352 pages Thank you to Pride Book Tours and Diana Pinguicha for the copy in exchange for an honest review! Synopsis With just one touch, bread turns into roses. With just one bite, cheese turns into lilies. There’s a famine plaguing… Continue reading Book Tour: A Curse Of Roses by Diana Pinguicha

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Book Review: Wonder Woman; Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo

Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo Published: August 28th, 2017 Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Pages: 369 pages Synopsis Daughter of immortals. Princess Diana longs to prove herself to her legendary warrior sisters. But when the opportunity finally comes, she throws away her chance at glory and breaks Amazon law—risking exile—to save a mortal. Diana will soon learn… Continue reading Book Review: Wonder Woman; Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo

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Book Review: Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo

Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo Published: October 8th, 2019 Rating: ⭐⭐⭐ Pages: 459 pages Synopsis Galaxy “Alex” Stern is the most unlikely member of Yale’s freshman class. Raised in the Los Angeles hinterlands by a hippie mom, Alex dropped out of school early and into a world of shady drug dealer boyfriends, dead-end jobs, and… Continue reading Book Review: Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo

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Book Review: Legendborn by Tracy Deonn

Legendborn by Tracy Deonn Published: September 15th, 2020 Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Pages: 512 pages Synopsis Filled with mystery and an intriguingly rich magic system, Tracy Deonn’s YA contemporary fantasy Legendborn offers the dark allure of City of Bones with a modern-day twist on a classic legend and a lot of Southern Black Girl Magic.After her mother… Continue reading Book Review: Legendborn by Tracy Deonn

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Book Review: Cloak of Night by Evelyn Skye

Cloak of Night by Evelyn Skye Published: February 11th, 2020 Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Pages: 400 pages Synopsis After the devastating Ceremony of Two Hundred Hearts, Sora, Daemon, Fairy, and Broomstick are truly alone in the fight to save their kingdom. Empress Aki is missing, and everyone else who could help them is a prisoner to the… Continue reading Book Review: Cloak of Night by Evelyn Skye

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Book Review: The Camelot Betrayal by Kiersten White

The Camelot Betrayal by Kiersten White Published: November 10th, 2020 Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Pages: 384 pages Thank you to Netgalley and Random House Children's for the copy in exchange for an honest review! Synopsis EVERYTHING IS AS IT SHOULD BE IN CAMELOT: King Arthur is expanding his kingdom’s influence with Queen Guinevere at his side. Yet… Continue reading Book Review: The Camelot Betrayal by Kiersten White

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Book Tour: Disenchanted by Brianna Sugalski

Disenchanted by Brianna Sugalski Published: March 10th, 2020 Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Pages: 456 pages Thank you to Divine Tours, Brianna Sugalski, and the Parliament House Press for the copy in exchange for an honest review! Synopsis A Breton princess at the peak of the French Renaissance, Lilac lives prisoner in her parents' castle after a wicked… Continue reading Book Tour: Disenchanted by Brianna Sugalski

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Book Review: Crisanta Knight; To Death And Back by Geanna Culbertson

Crisanta Knight: To Death And Back by Geanna Culberston Published: April 1st, 2019 Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Pages: 440 pages Thank you to Geanna Culbertson for the copy in exchange for an honest review! Synopsis And here I thought saving one realm was enough to fill up my to-do list. Following the revelation that the antagonists were… Continue reading Book Review: Crisanta Knight; To Death And Back by Geanna Culbertson

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Book Review: Instant Karma by Marissa Meyer

Instant Karma by Marissa Meyer Published: November 3rd, 2020 Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Pages: 400 pages Thank you to Fierce Reads and Marissa Meyer for the copy in exchange for an honest review! Synopsis In this young adult contemporary romance, a girl is suddenly gifted with the ability to cast instant karma on those around her—both good… Continue reading Book Review: Instant Karma by Marissa Meyer

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Book Tour: Empire of Blood by Olivia Cornwell

Empire of Blood by Olivia Cornwell Published: November 10th, 2020 Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Pages: 354 pages Thank you to Neverland Tours and Olivia Cornwell for the copy in exchange for an honest review! Synopsis Lilly Faine is tired of classmates dissing her family, and doesn’t care when she receives suspension for nearly punching the lights out… Continue reading Book Tour: Empire of Blood by Olivia Cornwell

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Book Tour: Distant Signs by Anne Richter

Distant Signs by Anne Richter Published: February 21st, 2019 Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Pages: 240 pages Thank you to Masquerade Melody Book Tours and Neem Tree Press for the copy in exchange for an honest review! Synopsis Distant Signs is an intimate portrait of two families spanning three generations amidst turbulent political change, behind and beyond the… Continue reading Book Tour: Distant Signs by Anne Richter

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Book Tour: Lies Like Poison by Chelsea Pitcher

Lies Like Poison by Chelsea Pitcher Published: November 10th, 2020 Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Pages: 304 pages Thank you to Pride Book Tours and Chelseas Pitcher for the copy in exchange for an honest review! Synopsis Poppy, Lily, and Belladonna would do anything to protect their best friend, Raven. So when they discovered he was suffering abuse… Continue reading Book Tour: Lies Like Poison by Chelsea Pitcher

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Book Tour: Unicorn Hunting by A.R. Hellbender

Unicorn Hunting by A.R. Hellbender Published: March 19th, 2016 Pages: 308 pages Thank you to Caffeine Book Tours and A.R. Hellbender for the copy for this tour! About The Author A.R. Hellbender is the author of Unicorn Hunting and Unicorn Revenge. She lives in Washington with two cats, three dogs and a gecko. Synopsis Caught between her family’s… Continue reading Book Tour: Unicorn Hunting by A.R. Hellbender

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Book Tour: The Unexplainable Disappearance of Mars Patel by Sheela Chari

The Unexplainable Disappearance of Mars Patel by Sheela Chari Published: October 6th, 2020 Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Pages: 304 pages Thank you to Storygram Kids and Walker Books US for the copy in exchange for an honest review! Synopsis Mars Patel's friend Aurora has disappeared! His teachers are clueless. His mom is stressed out about her jobs.… Continue reading Book Tour: The Unexplainable Disappearance of Mars Patel by Sheela Chari

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Book Tour: Roaring by Lindsey Duga

Roaring by Lindsey Duga Published: August 3rd, 2020 Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Pages: 422 pages Thank you to Magico Libro Casa book tours and Entangled Publishing for the copy in exchange for an honest review! Synopsis Colt Clemmons is an agent in a specialized division within the Bureau of Investigation—one that hunts down not just mobsters, but… Continue reading Book Tour: Roaring by Lindsey Duga

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Book Tour: The Puppetmaster’s Apprentice by Lisa DeSelm

The Puppetmaster's Apprentice by Lisa DeSelm Published: October 13th, 2020 Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Pages: 352 pages Thank you to Caffeine Book Tours and Pages Street Publishing for the copy in exchange for an honest review! About The Author Thanks to a steady childhood diet of fairytales, Lisa still dreams of running away to the woods to… Continue reading Book Tour: The Puppetmaster’s Apprentice by Lisa DeSelm

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Book Tour: Haunting At The Hotel by Lauren Magaziner

Case Closed #3: Haunting At The Hotel by Lauren Magaziner Published: August 11th, 2020 Rating: ⭐⭐⭐ Pages: 320 pages Thank you to Storygram Tours and Lauren Magaziner for my copy in exchange for an honest review! Synopsis: Pick-your-own-path and puzzle-packed mystery collide in the third book in Lauren Magaziner’s hilarious and interactive middle grade series… Continue reading Book Tour: Haunting At The Hotel by Lauren Magaziner

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Book Tour: The Chosen Knights by Mary Ting

The Chosen Knights by Mary Ting Published: March 21st, 2016 Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Pages: 330 pages Thank you to Starlight Book Tours and Mary Ting for a copy in exchange for an honest review! Synopsis When teens go missing in Hawaii, a group of demon-hunters-half human and half angel-disguised as high school students, must leave Crossroads,… Continue reading Book Tour: The Chosen Knights by Mary Ting

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Book Tour: Caley Cross and The Hadeon Drop by Jeff Rosen

Caley Cross and The Hadeon Drop by Jeff Rosen Published: September 8th, 2020 Rating: ⭐⭐⭐ Pages: 288 pages Thank you to Booksparks for the copy in exchange for an honest review! Synopsis (via Goodreads) Caley Cross has always known she's not a “normal” thirteen-year-old (her ability to create zombie animals was her first clue). Still,… Continue reading Book Tour: Caley Cross and The Hadeon Drop by Jeff Rosen

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Book Tour: Historically Inaccurate by Shay Bravo

Historically Inaccurate by Shay Bravo Published: September 29th, 2020 Rating: ⭐⭐⭐ Pages: 320 pages Thank you to Wattpad Books and Favorite Pages Book Club for a copy in exchange for an honest review! Synopsis It only takes one moment to change your life forever... After her mother’s deportation last year, all Soledad “Sol” Gutierrez wants… Continue reading Book Tour: Historically Inaccurate by Shay Bravo

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Book Review: P.S. I Still Love You by Jenny Han

P.S. I Still Love You by Jenny Han Published: May 26th, 2015 Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Pages: 337 pages Synopsis (via Goodreads) Lara Jean didn’t expect to really fall for Peter.She and Peter were just pretending. Except suddenly they weren’t. Now Lara Jean is more confused than ever.When another boy from her past returns to her life,… Continue reading Book Review: P.S. I Still Love You by Jenny Han

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Book Review: The Left-Handed Booksellers of London by Garth Nix

The Left-Handed Booksellers of London by Garth Nix Published: September 22nd, 2020 Rating: ⭐⭐ Pages: 416 pages Thank you to Harper Collins for the copy in exchange for an honest review! Synopsis (via Goodreads) In a slightly alternate London in 1983, Susan Arkshaw is looking for her father, a man she has never met. Crime… Continue reading Book Review: The Left-Handed Booksellers of London by Garth Nix