• Book Haul: August ’17

    Hi, everyone! Today, I come to you with a book haul – which is a post I haven’t done in a really long time on my blog. I’m currently on a book buying ban, meaning that I can’t buy a new book unless I’ve read at least five books that I already own, so I haven’t been buying many books,… [read on]

    Book Haul: August ’17
  • Arc Review: 27 Hours by Tristina Wright / Centers colonist guilt & has flawed racial representation

    F I N A L   R A T I N G 🌟 🌟 A visual representation of me trying to figure out how to write this review: In all seriousness, this might be one of the most difficult books I’ve had to review, simply because I have so many thoughts. So many different aspects to a novel as complicated and… [read on]

    Arc Review: 27 Hours by Tristina Wright / Centers colonist guilt & has flawed racial representation
  • End of Summer Giveaway! [OPEN]

    Hello, everyone! I haven’t hosted a giveaway on my blog for a really long time now, and a lot has changed since I last hosted one. I started self-hosting, got a new domain name, complete re-hauled the look by getting a new logo, a new theme, and a totally new formatting style. I’m extremely happy with how my blog’s been… [read on]

    End of Summer Giveaway! [OPEN]

Flimsy Little Plastic Miracles by Ron Currie Jr. – Review

Title: Flimsy Little Plastic Miracles Author: Ron Currie Jr. Genre: Fiction | Contemporary Synopsis: The protagonist of Flimsy Little Plastic Miracles is named Ron Currie, Jr., and as you’d expect, he’s a lot like the guy who wrote the book. Both of them are writers; both of their fathers are dead; both are deeply in love with women whose beauty and allure are matched only by…

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A Separate Peace by John Knowles – Review

Title: A Separate Peace Author: John Knowles Genre: Literary Fiction | Classics Summary: Set at a boys boarding school in New England during the early years of World War II, A Separate Peace is a harrowing and luminous parable of the dark side of adolescence. Gene is a lonely, introverted intellectual. Phineas is a handsome, taunting, daredevil athlete. What happens between the two friends one summer,…

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Scent of Triumph by Jan Moran – Review

Title: Scent of Triumph Author: Jan Moran Genre: Historical Fiction | Romance Summary: When French perfumer Danielle Bretancourt steps aboard a luxury ocean liner, leaving her son behind in Poland with his grandmother, she has no idea that her life is about to change forever. The year is 1939, and the declaration of war on the European continent soon threatens her beloved family, scattered across…

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The Secrets of Midwives by Sally Hepworth – Review

Title: The Secrets of Midwives Author: Sally Hepworth Genre: Fiction | Women’s Fiction Summary: THE SECRETS OF MIDWIVES tells the story of three generations of women devoted to delivering new life into the world—and the secrets they keep that threaten to change their own lives forever. Neva Bradley, a third-generation midwife, is determined to keep the details surrounding her own pregnancy—including the identity of…

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The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon – Review

Title: The Bone Season (Bone Season #1) Author: Samantha Shannon Genre: Sci-Fi | Fantasy > Paranormal Synopsis: It is the year 2059. Several major world cities are under the control of a security force called Scion. Paige Mahoney works in the criminal underworld of Scion London, part of a secret cell known as the Seven Seals. The work she does is unusual: scouting for…

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Hollywood Dreaming by James Franco – Review

Title: Hollywood Dreaming Author: James Franco Genre: Non-Fiction (?) Summary:In his follow-up to the critically acclaimed A California Childhood, James Franco presents a compelling portrait of the life of a young actor coming into his own in Hollywood. Told in an absorbing array of literary styles and art forms—from short stories and poems to personal snapshots, paintings and self-portraits—Hollywood Dreaming brilliantly pieces together the…

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A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray – Review

Title: A Great and Terrible Beauty Author: Libba Bray Genre: Young Adult | Paranormal Summary: A Victorian boarding school story, a Gothic mansion mystery, a gossipy romp about a clique of girlfriends, and a dark other-worldly fantasy—jumble them all together and you have this complicated and unusual first novel. Sixteen-year-old Gemma has had an unconventional upbringing in India, until the day she foresees her…

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Krampus by Brom – Review

Title: Krampus Author: Brom Genre: Fantasy  Summary:One Christmas Eve in a small hollow in Boone County, West Virginia, struggling songwriter Jesse Walker witnesses a strange spectacle: seven devilish figures chasing a man in a red suit toward a sleigh and eight reindeer. When the reindeer leap skyward, taking the sleigh, devil men, and Santa into the clouds, screams follow. Moments later, a large…

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Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater – Review

Name: Shiver (Wolves of Mercy Falls #1) Author: Maggie Stiefvater Genre: Young Adult | Paranormal | Romance Summary:For years, Grace has watched the wolves in the woods behind her house. One yellow-eyed wolf—her wolf—is a chilling presence she can’t seem to live without. Meanwhile, Sam has lived two lives: In winter, the frozen woods, the protection of the pack, and the silent company…

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Naked by David Sedaris – Review

Name: Naked Author: David Sedaris Genre: Non-fiction | Memoir | Humor Summary: Welcome to the hilarious, strange, elegiac, outrageous world of David Sedaris. In Naked, Sedaris turns the mania for memoir on its ear, mining the exceedingly rich terrain of his life, his family, and his unique worldview-a sensibility at once take-no-prisoners sharp and deeply charitable. A tart-tongued mother does dead-on imitations of her…

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