• 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]

Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson – Review

Title: Speak Author: Laurie Halse Anderson Genre: Young Adult | Contemporary Summary: Melinda Sordino busted an end-of-summer party by calling the cops. Now her old friends won’t talk to her, and people she doesn’t even know hate her from a distance. The safest place to be is alone, inside her own head. But even that’s not safe. Because there’s something she’s trying not to…

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The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness – Review

Title: The Knife of Never Letting Go (Chaos Walking Trilogy #1) Author: Patrick Ness Genre: Young Adult | SciFi – Dystopian  Summary: Todd Hewitt is the only boy in a town of men. Ever since the settlers were infected with the Noise germ, Todd can hear everything the men think, and they hear everything he thinks. Todd is just a month away from becoming…

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The Earth, My Butt and Other Big Round Things by Carolyn Mackler – Review

Title: The Earth, My Butt and Other Big Round Things by Carolyn Mackler Author: Carolyn Mackler Genre: Young Adult | Contemporary Summary: Fifteen-year-old Virginia Shreves has a larger-than-average body and a plus-size inferiority complex, especially when she compares herself to her slim, brilliant, picture-perfect family. But that’s before a shocking phone call — and a horrifying allegation — about her rugby-star brother changes everything….

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Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta – Review

Title: Jellicoe Road Author: Melina Marchetta Genre: Young Adult | Contemporary | Mystery Summary: At age eleven, Taylor Markham was abandoned by her mother. At fourteen, she ran away from boarding school, only to be tracked down and brought back by a mysterious stranger. Now seventeen, Taylor’s the reluctant leader of her school’s underground community, whose annual territory war with the Townies and visiting…

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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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