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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

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Book Tour: The Bro Code by Elizabeth A. Seibert

The Bro Code by Elizabeth A. Seibert Published: September 22nd, 2020 Rating: ⭐⭐⭐ Pages: 320 pages Thank you to Wattpad Books for the free copy in exchange for an honest review! Synopsis (via Goodreads) As a certified stand-up bro, Nick Maguire knows that some things in life are sacred: Do not skip ab workouts. Never… Continue reading Book Tour: The Bro Code by Elizabeth A. Seibert

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Book Tour: Camp For Unrepentant Homophobes by Evan J. Corbin

Atonement Camp for Unrepentant Homophobes by Evan J. Corbin Published: September 2nd, 2020 Rating: ⭐⭐⭐ Pages: 453 pages Synopsis (via Goodreads) The oldest translation of a Gospel is returned to the world by a secret society long dedicated to its preservation. In it, Jesus explicitly condemns bigotry and homophobia. In a new world in which… Continue reading Book Tour: Camp For Unrepentant Homophobes by Evan J. Corbin

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Book Tour: Life And Other Shortcomings by Corie Adjmi

Life And Other Shortcomings by Corie Adjmi Published: September 18th, 2020 Rating: ⭐⭐⭐ Pages: 170 pages Synopsis (via Goodreads) Life and Other Shortcomings is a collection of linked short stories that takes the reader from New Orleans to New York City to Madrid, and from 1970 to the present day. The women in these twelve… Continue reading Book Tour: Life And Other Shortcomings by Corie Adjmi

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Book Tour: Red Shoes by Karen English

Red Shoes by Karen English Published: September 15th, 2020 Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Pages: 32 pages Thank you Storygram Tours and Scholastic Inc. for the free copy in exchange for an honest review! Synopsis (via Goodreads) Malika is delighted when Nana surprises her with a beautiful new pair of red shoes! And with a click-clack-click and a swish, swish, swish,… Continue reading Book Tour: Red Shoes by Karen English

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Book Reviews: Serpent and Dove Book 1 and 2 by Shelby Mahurin

Serpent and Dove Book 1 and 2 by Shelby Mahurin Published: (Serpent and Dove) September 3rd, 2019, (Blood and Honey) September 1st, 2020 Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Pages: (Serpent and Dove) 544 pages, (Blood and Honey) 528 pages Synopsis (via Goodreads) Bound as one, to love, honor, or burn. Book one of a stunning fantasy duology, this… Continue reading Book Reviews: Serpent and Dove Book 1 and 2 by Shelby Mahurin

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Book Review: Crescent City Book 1 by Sarah J. Maas

Crescent City: House of Earth and Blood by Sarah J. Maas Published: March 3rd, 2020 Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Pages: 803 pages Synopsis (via Goodreads) Bryce Quinlan had the perfect life—working hard all day and partying all night—until a demon murdered her closest friends, leaving her bereft, wounded, and alone. When the accused is behind bars but… Continue reading Book Review: Crescent City Book 1 by Sarah J. Maas

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ARC Review: Darius The Great Deserves Better by Adib Khorram

Darius The Great Deserves Better by Adib Khorram Published: August 25th, 2020 Rating: ⭐⭐⭐ Pages: 352 pages Thank you to PenguinTeen for the free copy in exchange for an honest review! Synopsis (via Goodreads) Darius Kellner is having a bit of a year. Since his trip to Iran this past spring, a lot has changed.… Continue reading ARC Review: Darius The Great Deserves Better by Adib Khorram

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Book Tour: Somebody Give This Heart A Pen by Sophia Thakur

Give This Heart A Pen by Sophia Thakur Published: October 3rd, 2019 Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Pages: 112 pages Thank you to Storygram Tours and Candlewick Press for my copy in exchange for an honest review! Synopsis (via Goodreads) In a powerful debut, rising star Sophia Thakur brings her spoken word performance to the page. Be with… Continue reading Book Tour: Somebody Give This Heart A Pen by Sophia Thakur

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Book Review: The Inheritance Games by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

The Inheritance Games by Jennifer Lynn Barnes Published: September 1st, 2020 Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Pages: 384 pages Synopsis (via Goodreads) Avery Grambs has a plan for a better future: survive high school, win a scholarship, and get out. But her fortunes change in an instant when billionaire Tobias Hawthorne dies and leaves Avery virtually his entire… Continue reading Book Review: The Inheritance Games by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

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Book Tour: Barbarians At The PTA by Stephanie Newman

Barbarians At The PTA by Stephanie Newman Published: August 28th, 2020 Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Pages: 288 pages Thank you to Book Sparks for the free copy in exchange for an honest review! Synopsis (via Goodreads) Victoria Bryant is starting over. After a rage-inducing scandal and the realization that her dreamy fiancé is faker than a faux… Continue reading Book Tour: Barbarians At The PTA by Stephanie Newman

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Book Tour: Not Your #Lovestory by Sonia Hartl

Not Your #Lovestory by Sonia Hartl Published: September 1st, 2020 Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Pages: 282 pages Thank you to Magico Libro Casa tours and Sonia Hartl for the free copy in exchange for an honest review! Synopsis (via Goodreads) This novel, starring YouTuber Macy Evans, who is doxed after the woman sitting behind her at a… Continue reading Book Tour: Not Your #Lovestory by Sonia Hartl

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Book Review: The Princess Will Save You by Sarah Henning

The Princess Will Save You by Sarah Henning Published: July 7th, 2020 Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Pages: 368 pages Synopsis (via Goodreads) The Princess Will Save You is a YA fantasy adventure inspired by The Princess Bride, in which a princess must rescue her stable boy true love, from the acclaimed author of Sea Witch, Sarah Henning. When a princess’s… Continue reading Book Review: The Princess Will Save You by Sarah Henning

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ARC Book Review: Finding Balance by Kati Gardner

Finding Balance by Kati Gardner Published: September 29th, 2020 Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Pages: 320 pages Synopsis Jase Ellison doesn’t remember having Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia when he was three years old. His cancer diagnosis only enters his mind twice a year. Once at his yearly checkup at the oncology clinic and when he attends Camp Chemo in… Continue reading ARC Book Review: Finding Balance by Kati Gardner

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Book Tour: The Con Code by Shana Silver

The Con Code by Shana Silver Published: August 25th, 2020 Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Pages: 336 pages Synopsis (via Goodreads) By day, seventeen-year-old Fiona Spangler runs small cons for her ritzy prep-school classmates: getting them out of tests and forging fake hall passes. But by night, Fiona joins her dad on riskier heists: stealing back the clue-filled… Continue reading Book Tour: The Con Code by Shana Silver

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Book Review: Brave Enough by Kati Gardner

Brave Enough by Kati Gardner Published: August 21st, 2018 Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Pages: 280 pages Synopsis (via Goodreads) Teenager Cason Martin is the youngest ballerina in the Atlanta Ballet Conservatory. She never really had a choice of whether she learned to dance or not. Her mother, the conservatory's artistic director, has made all the decisions in… Continue reading Book Review: Brave Enough by Kati Gardner

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Book Review: Darius The Great Is Not Ok by Adib Khorram

Darius The Great Is Not Ok by Adib Khorram Published: August 28th, 2018 Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Pages: 316 pages Synopsis (via Goodreads) Darius Kellner speaks better Klingon than Farsi, and he knows more about Hobbit social cues than Persian ones. He's about to take his first-ever trip to Iran, and it's pretty overwhelming—especially when he's also… Continue reading Book Review: Darius The Great Is Not Ok by Adib Khorram

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Book Review: Waking Spero by I.Q. Malcolm

Waking Spero by I.Q. Malcolm Published: August 11th, 2020 Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Pages: 282 pages Thank you I.Q. Malcolm and Lost Umbrella Publishing for the copy in exchange for my honest review! Synopsis (via Goodreads) Crashed without a clue. Stranded on a strange world. Caught in the fight of their lives. Aspiring teenaged artist Unai thought… Continue reading Book Review: Waking Spero by I.Q. Malcolm

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Book Review: Chime by Franny Billingsley

Chime by Franny Billingsley Published: March 17th, 2011 Rating: ⭐ Pages: 361 pages Synopsis (via Goodreads) Before Briony's stepmother died, she made sure Briony blamed herself for all the family's hardships. Now Briony has worn her guilt for so long it's become a second skin. She often escapes to the swamp, where she tells stories… Continue reading Book Review: Chime by Franny Billingsley

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Book Review: Red, White, and Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston

Red, White, and Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston Published: May 2019 Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Pages: 432 pages Synopsis (via Goodreads) When his mother became President, Alex Claremont-Diaz was promptly cast as the American equivalent of a young royal. Handsome, charismatic, genius—his image is pure millennial-marketing gold for the White House. There's only one problem: Alex has… Continue reading Book Review: Red, White, and Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston

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Book Tour: Red Flag by Maxi James Carter

Red Flag by Maxi James Carter Published: July 16th, 2020 Rating: ⭐⭐⭐ Pages: 122 pages Synopsis (via Goodreads) Edie always knew her attraction to shiny objects and love of hide and seek would carry through to adulthood and sure enough it's benefitted her jewel thief career no end. With the help of her colourful friends… Continue reading Book Tour: Red Flag by Maxi James Carter

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Book Review: Unravel The Dusk by Elizabeth Lim

Unravel The Dusk by Elizabeth Lim Published: July 7th, 2020 Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Pages: 368 pages Synopsis (via Goodreads) Maia Tamarin’s journey to sew the dresses of the sun, the moon and the stars has taken a grievous toll. She returns to a kingdom on the brink of war. The boy she loves is gone, and… Continue reading Book Review: Unravel The Dusk by Elizabeth Lim

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ARC Book Review: After The Worst Thing Happens by Audrey Vernick

After The Worst Thing Happens by Audrey Vernick Published: May 5th, 2020 Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Pages: 224 pages Thank you to Margaret Ferguson Books and Audrey Vernick for a copy in exchange for an honest review! Synopsis (via Goodreads) Army Morand feels like her life has been blown to bits when the worst thing imaginable happens--her… Continue reading ARC Book Review: After The Worst Thing Happens by Audrey Vernick

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ARC Book Review: Brother’s Keeper by Julie Lee

Brother's Keeper by Julie Lee Published: June 16th, 2020 Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Pages: 304 pages Thank you to the Holiday House and Julie Lee for a copy in exchange for an honest review! Synopsis (via Goodreads) Can two children escape North Korea on their own? North Korea. December, 1950. Twelve-year-old Sora and her family live under… Continue reading ARC Book Review: Brother’s Keeper by Julie Lee

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Book and Movie Review: Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer

Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer Published: April 26th, 2001 Rating: ⭐⭐⭐ Pages: 280 pages Synopsis (via Goodreads) STAY BACK, HUMAN. YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT YOU'RE DEALING WITH. Twelve-year-old Artemis Fowl is a millionaire, a genius—and, above all, a criminal mastermind. But even Artemis doesn't know what he's taken on when he kidnaps a fairy, Captain… Continue reading Book and Movie Review: Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer

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ARC Book Review: My Eyes Are Up Here by Laura Zimmerman

My Eyes Are Up Here by Laura Zimmerman Published: June 23rd, 2020 Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Pages: 352 pages Thank you to Penguin Teen and Laura Zimmerman for the copy in exchange for an honest review! Synopsis (via Goodreads) A "monomial" is a simple algebraic expression consisting of a single term. 30H, for example. Fifteen-year-old Greer Walsh… Continue reading ARC Book Review: My Eyes Are Up Here by Laura Zimmerman

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ARC Book Review: Rachael’s Return by Janet Rebhan

Rachael's Return by Janet Rebhan Published: June 16th, 2020 Rating: ⭐⭐⭐ Pages: 267 pages Thank you to Janet Rebhan and BookSparks for the free copy in exchange for an honest review! Synopsis (via Goodreads) In present-day Los Angeles, Caroline Martin has everything but the thing her soul craves most: a daughter. When she undergoes what… Continue reading ARC Book Review: Rachael’s Return by Janet Rebhan

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Book Series Review: The Folk of The Air series by Holly Black

The Folk of The Air series by Holly Black Published: (The Cruel Prince) January 2nd, 2018, (The Wicked King) January 8th, 2019, (The Queen of Nothing) November 19th, 2019 Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Pages: (The Cruel Prince) 370 pages, (The Wicked King) 322 pages, (The Queen of Nothing) 308 pages The Cruel Prince, Book 1 Synopsis (via… Continue reading Book Series Review: The Folk of The Air series by Holly Black

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Book Review: Witchy by Ariel Slamet Ries

Witchy by Ariel Slamet Ries Published: September 17th, 2019 Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Pages: 268 pages Synopsis (via Goodreads) In the witch kingdom Hyalin, the strength of your magic is determined by the length of your hair. Those that are strong enough are conscripted by the Witch Guard, who enforce the law in peacetime and protect the… Continue reading Book Review: Witchy by Ariel Slamet Ries

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Book Review: Thoughts Alight Poetry by Kawtar Elmrabti

Thoughts Alight Poetry by Kawtar Elmrabti Published: February 3rd, 2020 Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Pages: 114 pages Thank you so much to Kawtar Elmrabti for a free copy in exchange for an honest review! Synopsis (via Goodreads) A doorway to a secret garden is an inspirational and beaming dive to the thoughts of a passionate writer. Each… Continue reading Book Review: Thoughts Alight Poetry by Kawtar Elmrabti

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ARC Book Review: Beyond the Break by Heather Buchta

Beyond the Break by Heather Buchta Published: June 2nd, 2020 Rating: ⭐⭐⭐ Pages: 352 pages Thank you so much to Netgalley and Penguin Teen for providing me with an early copy in exchange for an honest review! Synopsis (via Goodreads) Manhattan Beach native Lovette has two rules in life. One: no surfing. Not after her… Continue reading ARC Book Review: Beyond the Break by Heather Buchta

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ARC Book Review: Jo & Laurie by Margaret Stohl and Melissa de la Cruz

Jo & Laurie by Margaret Stohl and Melissa de la Cruz Published: June 2nd, 2020 Rating: ⭐⭐⭐ Pages: 320 pages Thank you so much to Netgalley and Penguin Teen for providing me with an early copy in exchange for an honest review! Synopsis (via Goodreads) 1869, Concord, Massachusetts: After the publication of her first novel,… Continue reading ARC Book Review: Jo & Laurie by Margaret Stohl and Melissa de la Cruz

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Book Review: My Plain Jane by Cynthia Hand, Jodi Meadows, and Brodi Ashton

My Plain Jane by Cynthia Hand, Jodi Meadows, and Brodi Ashton Published: June 26th, 2018 Rating: ⭐⭐⭐ Pages: 447 pages Synopsis (via Goodreads) You may think you know the story. After a miserable childhood, penniless orphan Jane Eyre embarks on a new life as a governess at Thornfield Hall. There, she meets one dark, brooding… Continue reading Book Review: My Plain Jane by Cynthia Hand, Jodi Meadows, and Brodi Ashton

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Book Review: King of Scars by Leigh Bardugo

King of Scars by Leigh Bardugo Published: January 29th, 2019 Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Pages: 527 pages King of Scars synopsis (via Goodreads) Nikolai Lantsov has always had a gift for the impossible. No one knows what he endured in his country’s bloody civil war—and he intends to keep it that way. Now, as enemies gather at… Continue reading Book Review: King of Scars by Leigh Bardugo

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Book Series Review: The Grace and Fury Duology by Tracy Banghart

The Grace and Fury Duology by Tracy Banghart Published: (Grace and Fury) July 31st, 2018, (Queen of Ruin) July 2nd, 2019 Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Pages: (Grace and Fury) 320 pages, (Queen of Ruin) 336 pages Grace and Fury, Book 1 Synopsis (via Goodreads) In a world where women have no rights, sisters Serina and Nomi Tessaro… Continue reading Book Series Review: The Grace and Fury Duology by Tracy Banghart

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Book Series Review: The Caraval Series by Stephanie Garber

The Caraval Series by Stephanie Garber Published: (Caraval) January 31st, 2017, (Legendary) May 29th, 2018, (Finale) May 7th, 2019 Rating: ⭐⭐⭐.7 Pages: (Caraval) 405 pages, (Legendary) 443 pages, (Finale) 470 pages Caraval, Book 1 Synopsis (via Goodreads) Scarlett Dragna has never left the tiny island where she and her sister, Tella, live with their powerful,… Continue reading Book Series Review: The Caraval Series by Stephanie Garber