• 5 Fantasy Tropes I Love

    Fantasy (more specifically high fantasy) is one of those genres that I can never have enough of. Whether it’s television, the big screen, or books, fantasy is the one thing I always return to when I’m feeling uninspired or slump-y. And because I’m such a big fan of such a vast genre, I obviously have favorite tropes that I always… [read on]

    5 Fantasy Tropes I Love
  • 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

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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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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