• The Ultimate Guide to Diverse YA Books Releasing in 2017: July – December

    Hello, everyone! As we approach the end of June, I realized it’s about time I post the second part to my Ultimate Guide to Diverse YA Books. I posted a list of books releasing from January – June early this year on the blog, which you can check out here, but the list of diverse books releasing in the second… [read on]

    The Ultimate Guide to Diverse YA Books Releasing in 2017: July – December
  • 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

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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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Say Her Name by James Dawson – Review

Title: Say Her Name Author: James Dawson Genre: Horror | Young Adult Summary:  Roberta ‘Bobbie’ Rowe is not the kind of person who believes in ghosts. A Halloween dare at her ridiculously spooky boarding school is no big deal, especially when her best friend Naya and cute local boy Caine agree to join in too. They are ordered to summon the legendary ghost…

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The Diviners by Libba Bray – Review

TItle: The Diviners Author: Libba Bray Genre:  Horror | Mystery | Young Adult Summary:  Evie O’Neill has been exiled from her boring old hometown and shipped off to the bustling streets of New York City—and she is pos-i-tute-ly ecstatic. It’s 1926, and New York is filled with speakeasies, Ziegfeld girls, and rakish pickpockets. The only catch is that she has to live…

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A Little Something Different by Sandy Hall – Review

Title: A Little Something Different Author: Sandy Hall Genre: Young Adult | Contemporary | Romance Summary: The creative writing teacher, the delivery guy, the local Starbucks baristas, his best friend, her roommate, and the squirrel in the park all have one thing in common—they believe that Gabe and Lea should get together. Lea and Gabe are in the same creative writing class. They get the…

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Book Review | The Evolution of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin

Summary: Mara Dyer once believed she could run from her past. She can’t. She used to think her problems were all in her head. They aren’t. She couldn’t imagine that after everything she’s been through, the boy she loves would still be keeping secrets. She’s wrong. Final Rating: ★★★★ I devoured and adored the first book. It had everything from gushy romance to comic relief,…

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Book Review | Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh

Summary: Brideshead Revisited looks back to the golden age before the Second World War. It tells the story of Charles Ryder’s infatuation with the Marchmains and the rapidly-disappearing world of privilege they inhabit. Enchanted first by Sebastian at Oxford, then by his doomed Catholic family, in particular his remote sister, Julia, Charles comes finally to recognize only his spiritual and social distance…

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Book Review | The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling by Henry Fielding

Summary: A foundling of mysterious parentage brought up by Mr. Allworthy on his country estate, Tom Jones is deeply in love with the seemingly unattainable Sophia Western, the beautiful daughter of the neighboring squire—though he sometimes succumbs to the charms of the local girls. When Tom is banished to make his own fortune and Sophia follows him to London to escape…

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Book Review | On the Road by Jack Kerouac

Summary: On the Road chronicles Jack Kerouac’s years traveling the North American continent with his friend Neal Cassady, “a sideburned hero of the snowy West.” As “Sal Paradise” and “Dean Moriarty,” the two roam the country in a quest for self-knowledge and experience. Final Rating: ★★☆☆☆ I went into this book with high expectations, unfortunately. I enjoy books about road-trips and friendship, but…

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Book Review | P.S. I Love You

P S  I  L O V E  Y O U  || C E C I L I A  A H E R N s u m m a r y  Holly couldn’t live without her husband Gerry, until the day she had to. They were the kind of young couple who could finish each other’s sentences. When Gerry succumbs to…

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