The Fourth Wish by Lindsay Ribar | Book Review

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I do not know about you guys but I really love reading books in a series back to back. It is a habit I used to have where I used to marathon books in a series (hello, that's exactly how I read all the Redwall books) but have not really been able to do since I began blogging. Luckily, I was able to … [continue]

The Maze Runner Film Giveaway | #DashnerArmy

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I feel like I am living in a golden age of YA! I mean, there’s books everywhere as far as the eye can see. There’s all these movies being made of books that I love. You guys, I choose to be an optimist when it comes to movie adaptations of YA movies because even if […]

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Stacking The Shelves (71) | Book Haul

So, it’s been 21 days since my last book haul and oh my goodness, things have been busy and dramatic and change is in the air as far as life outside of blogging goes. I’ve been reading all kinds of books and kind of hermiting out. It’s been a good month as far as reading […]

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The Art Of Wishing by Lindsay Ribar | Book Review

I really like the different places that young adult fantasy books take me. I especially like when young adult fantasy books take on less common mythical creatures and tread some paths that I have not really read before. The Art Of Wishing by Lindsay Ribar is a book that has been on my TBR pile for […]

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The Mirk And Midnight Hour by Jane Nickerson | Audiobook Review

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Why Did I Listen To This Book? The Mirk And Midnight Hour by Jane Nickerson is a retelling of Tam Lin, the Scottish ballad. This audiobook appealed to me because it is a retelling with a unique time and place setting. I mean, usually retellings are set in fairytale worlds or they seem to be […]

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Blind by Rachel DeWoskin | DNF Book Review

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I felt like this book was a bit much for me and I just was not in the mood for it.Blind is just not the book for me, it doesn’t have an exuberance that I enjoy.

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Jackaby by William Ritter | Book Review

I feel like I have been anticipating reading Jackaby by William Ritter for like FOREVER. No, but seriously, it was a relatively decent book. Jackaby is described as Sherlock meets Dr. Who. As I’ve watched around fifteen minutes of Dr. Who, have only seen The Great Mouse Detective, I can’t quite testify to the accuracy of that comparison. What I can, however, testify to is the merits and drawbacks that I perceived while reading this book. On the whole, I liked Jackaby, yet it did not entirely gel with me. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a good book that’s worth recommending.

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The Witch’s Boy by Kelly Barnhill | Book Review

The Witch’s Boy essentially opens with two little boys who decide to take a raft out on the river and to the sea. Tragedy strikes and one of the boys dies, while the other is left behind. The boy’s mother, a witch, sews his dead brother’s soul to his body and so, Ned, finds words jumbled up when he reads and when he speaks. Despite this, he’s a good boy, brave and pure of heart. Meanwhile, a Bandit King comes along to steal the magic of Ned’s mother, because she has the only magic left in the world in a jar in her house.

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Tell Me Again How A Crush Should Feel by Sara Farizan | Book Review

The very first BEA book that I chose to read and finish this year was Tell Me Again How A Crush Should Feel by Sara Farizan. The book is pink and purse sized with lots of chapters, easy to read font and plenty of blank pages between the chapters. I decided I wanted Farizan’s book to be my first BEA read because I was feeling all kinds of We Need Diverse Books enthusiasm and what better way to feed into enthusiasm for such a great project than by reading a book that totally exemplifies diversity. Farizan’s Tell Me Again How A Crush Should Feel hits check boxes on two points – the main character is Iranian American AND happens to be a lesbian. I mean, books with Arab-American characters are rare enough, but with lesbian Arab-American characters? I have found the unicorn of diverse books and that is a very, very good thing.

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Finnikin Of The Rock by Melina Marchetta | Book Review

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Finnikin Of The Rock is a deeply romantic story of not just Finnikin and the dream walker Evanjalin, but of a people who have suffered unspeakable things who will finally, finally return to their land. This is the story for those who love an underdog.

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