• ARC Review // Release by Patrick Ness

    ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ . 5  s t a r s Adam Thorn hasn’t been having the best day of his life. His ex-boyfriend, who he might still be in love with, is going away tonight and Adam’s going to the going-away party, but the situation is bringing up old memories and pent-up emotions and the heartbreak Enzo left behind when he walked… [read on]

    ARC Review // Release by Patrick Ness
  • Book Review // Want by Cindy Pon

    ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡  s t a r s Zhou lives in a futuristic Taipei that’s divided on class lines and polluted beyond belief. The you are the elites who run businesses and large corporations, and continue to grow richer; while they have suits to protect them from their polluted surroundings, the mei – the lower, poorer classes – have a high mortality rate, and barely live past… [read on]

    Book Review // Want by Cindy Pon
  • Book Recommendations for Your Hogwarts House

    As readers, regardless of whether or not we’re fans of the Harry Potter series, we all know our Hogwarts house. You may have taken one of the thousands of quizzes all over the Internet, or it may just be intuition that tells you where you belong in Hogwarts, but chances are that you know where the Sorting Hat would put you if… [read on]

    Book Recommendations for Your Hogwarts House

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The Infinite Moment of Us by Lauren Myracle – Review

Title: The Infinite Moment of Us Author: Lauren Myracle Genre: Young Adult | Romance | Contemporary Summary: For as long as she can remember, Wren Gray’s goal has been to please her parents. But as high school graduation nears, so does an uncomfortable realization: Pleasing her parents once overlapped with pleasing herself, but now… not so much. Wren needs to honor her own desires,…

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Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo – Review

Title: Shadow and Bone (Grisha Trilogy #1) Author: Leigh Bardugo Genre: Young Adult | Fantasy Summary: Surrounded by enemies, the once-great nation of Ravka has been torn in two by the Shadow Fold, a swath of near impenetrable darkness crawling with monsters who feast on human flesh. Now its fate may rest on the shoulders of one lonely refugee. Alina Starkov has never been…

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Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews – Review

Title: Me and Earl and the Dying Girl Author: Jesse Andrews Summary: Greg Gaines is the last master of high school espionage, able to disappear at will into any social environment. He has only one friend, Earl, and together they spend their time making movies, their own incomprehensible versions of Coppola and Herzog cult classics. Until Greg’s mother forces him to rekindle his…

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The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski – Review

TItle: The Winner’s Curse (Winner’s Trilogy #1) Author: Marie Rutkoski Genre: Young Adult | Historical/Fantasy Summary: As a general’s daughter in a vast empire that revels in war and enslaves those it conquers, seventeen-year-old Kestrel has two choices: she can join the military or get married. But Kestrel has other intentions.  One day, she is startled to find a kindred spirit in a young…

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This Side of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald – Review

Title: This Side of Paradise Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald Genre: Classics | Literary Fiction Summary: This semiautobiographical story of the handsome, indulged, and idealistic Princeton student Amory Blaine received critical raves and catapulted Fitzgerald to instant fame. Now, readers can enjoy the newly edited, authorized version of this early classic of the Jazz Age, based on Fitzgerald’s original manuscript. In this definitive text, This Side…

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Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock by Matthew Quick – Review

Title: Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock Author: Matthew Quick Genre: Young Adult | Contemporary Summary:Leonard Peacock is turning 18. And he wants to say goodbye. Not to his former best friend, whose torments have driven him to consider committing something tragic and horrific. Nor to his mum who’s moved out and left him to fend form himself. But to his four friends. A Humphrey-Bogart-obsessed neighbour…

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Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan – Review

Title: Will Grayson, Will Grayson  Author: John Green and David Levithan Summary: One cold night, in a most unlikely corner of Chicago, two teens—both named Will Grayson—are about to cross paths. As their worlds collide and intertwine, the Will Graysons find their lives going in new and unexpected directions, building toward romantic turns-of-heart and the epic production of history’s most fabulous high school…

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Parallel by Lauren Miller – Review

Title: Parallel Author: Lauren Miller Genre: Young Adult | Science Fiction Summary:Abby Barnes had a plan. The Plan. She’d go to Northwestern, major in journalism, and land a job at a national newspaper, all before she turned twenty-two. But one tiny choice—taking a drama class her senior year of high school—changed all that. Now, on the eve of her eighteenth birthday, Abby is…

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The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan – Review

Title: The Lost Hero (Heroes of Olympus #1) Author: Rick Riordan Summary: Jason has a problem. He doesn’t remember anything before waking up in a bus full of kids on a field trip. Apparently he has a girlfriend named Piper and a best friend named Leo. They’re all students at a boarding school for “bad kids.” What did Jason do to end up…

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I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson – Review

Title: I’ll Give You the Sun Author: Jandy Nelson Summary:Jude and her twin brother, Noah, are incredibly close. At thirteen, isolated Noah draws constantly and is falling in love with the charismatic boy next door, while daredevil Jude cliff-dives and wears red-red lipstick and does the talking for both of them. But three years later, Jude and Noah are barely speaking. Something…

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