• The Ultimate Guide to Diverse YA Books Releasing in 2018: January – June

    Disclaimer: this list is subject to change, and will be updated according to other new releases (as information becomes available). Books that are problematic will be removed. G U I D E   &   N O T E S 🌈 Hover over the cover to see: the release date what diversity elements it contains 🌈 Click on the book cover to… [read on]

    The Ultimate Guide to Diverse YA Books Releasing in 2018: January – June
  • Blog Tour: 4 Reasons to Read The Sea of Ink & Gold Series by Traci Chee

    Traci Chee’s Sea of Ink & Gold follows the story of Sefia, a young girl whose father is brutally murdered, prompting her to flee with her aunt Nin with a mysterious object in tow. As if losing both her parents wasn’t bad enough, Aunt Nin is kidnapped and Sefia finds herself alone, left to figure out why her family’s being torn… [read on]

    Blog Tour: 4 Reasons to Read The Sea of Ink & Gold Series by Traci Chee
  • I’m quitting blogging. And that’s okay.

    Well, perhaps quitting is the wrong word to use. For one, I can’t bring myself to delete this blog no matter how hard I try, which means I have something holding me back. Maybe it’s the years of hard work I’ve put into it, or maybe it’s my unconscious’s way of telling me that I’m not really done just yet. Who knows.… [read on]

    I’m quitting blogging. And that’s okay.

Two Releases You Need on Your Radar // Mini Reviews: Mask of Shadows, Little & Lion

2017 has been an incredible year for releases, especially because I’m starting to see more diverse books being talked about, being published, and being scheduled for future releases. As a fierce advocate of diversity in literature (and specifically children’s literature), I’ve made it a point to read mostly diverse books. Not all, but mostly. I’m extremely happy with how this…

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Wallpapers: An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir

Hello, everyone. I haven’t made wallpaper graphics for a series in a while – in fact, the last ones I made were definitely the Six of Crows wallpapers I made back in October. So, I thought I’d make a couple for Sabaa Tahir’s wonderful An Ember in the Ashes series. I did something different with them; I don’t think I’ve ever utilized a dark…

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Review: Goodbye Days by Jeff Zentner

🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟 “Where are you guys? Text me back.” That was the last text Carver sent to one of his three best friends before they were all killed in an accident. Mars had been driving when he got the text, and while he was checking it, their car collided into a truck, killing Mars, Eli and Blake. In one moment, Carver’s…

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5 Tips to Help You Write Reviews For Your Book Blog

🌸 If this post was any help to you, please consider sharing and/or buying me a coffee at Kofi.com. 💖 As book bloggers, book reviews form the bulk of our content, but reviews can also be some of the hardest posts we have to write, and we’d like this hardwork to pay off! As most book bloggers now know, reviews…

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YOU Choose What I Read Next: Make Me Read It Readathon 2017

Last year, I took part in the Make Me Read It Read-a-thon, and had a blast reading some of what people chose. I’m so excited to do the same this year – especially because I have a ton of ARCs I need to get to in August, since September is a big release month. Before I get to the choices, here’s some…

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3 Reasons Why the Game of Thrones Books Are Better Than the Show

The best time of the year is approaching – what is Christmas? What is Halloween? The best time of the year is when people all over the world grab their popcorn, their beverages, turn out the lights and sit down in front of the television at 9 PM EST as the HBO screen flickers and the Game of Thrones title…

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Trilogy Review: Penryn & the End of Days by Susan Ee

S E R I E S  R A T I N G :   🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟 Penryn & the End of Days is an apocalyptic horror trilogy following the story of Penryn Young, her sister and her mother as they struggle to survive the potential downfall of man. Angels have come to Earth and are wreaking havoc; they’re seemingly invincible, are ruthless…

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Monthly Recap // June ’17

Here we are – saying goodbye to the first half of the year, and marveling at the fact that half of 2017 is already gone. I’m not kidding or exaggerating when I say that I genuinely feel like it was yesterday that I was on Hermosa Beach in Los Angeles, watching pathetic fireworks go off in the sky after the…

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