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The Grace Year by Kim Liggett – Stunning Prose and A Chilling Story of Quiet Rebellion

Genres: Young Adult, Speculative Fiction, Dystopia Pages: 416 Published: October 8, 2019 by Wednesday Books Format: eARC from Wednesday Books via Netgalley Goodreads | Twitter Survive the year. No one speaks of the grace year. It’s forbidden. In Garner County, girls are told they have the power to lure grown men from their beds, to drive women mad with jealousy. They believe their very skin … Continue reading The Grace Year by Kim Liggett – Stunning Prose and A Chilling Story of Quiet Rebellion

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What If It’s Us by Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera

WOW. OKAY. THIS BOOK IS MAKING ME WANT TO SCREAM. In mostly good ways (and some frustrating ways). What if this book is so funny, with witty dialogue and hilarious narration, that I kept CACKLING in quiet, public spaces, like at work or on car rides so people start to stare? What if I kept laughing so much while reading with my boyfriend that at … Continue reading What If It’s Us by Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera

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Review: The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson

The Unexpected Everything is the perfect summer read; it’s fluffy, full of funny scenes, and has the best friendships and relationships EVER. This book doesn’t veer too far from Matson’s earlier books, although it’s a lot funnier than I remember her other books being. The main themes in the book are friendship (especially like in Since You’ve Been Gone!) and learning to be happy with life instead … Continue reading Review: The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson

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Review: The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood | Novel vs. Hulu Show

Honestly, it has been MONTHS since I read The Handmaid’s Tale. I read it last year, in fact (2017), for an English class about empathy. It wasn’t originally on the syllabus, but the students got to vote for the final book of the course. So… I really do not remember the details of this book. I remember how much I enjoyed reading it, and I … Continue reading Review: The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood | Novel vs. Hulu Show

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Review: Turtles All the Way Down by John Green

Turtles All the Way Down was surprisingly refreshing. I say ‘surprisingly’ because it deals with heavy topics, like mental illness and loss of loved ones. So I expected this book to be much sadder and emotional. That’s not to say it wasn’t emotional, because it totally was, but in an uplifting and refreshing way. It left me feeling hopeful. Aza is incredible and I adored her… Aza, … Continue reading Review: Turtles All the Way Down by John Green

My First Time Reading Harry Potter | The Sorcerer’s Stone and The Chamber of Secrets

First of all: YES, I am just now reading the Harry Potter series for the first time. I’m sure you probably think I’m insane. I honestly can’t figure out the hype surrounding the series yet, but I’m determined to keep reading. Second of all: yes, I think the books are good! Yes, just good… so far. Explanation (a.k.a. why I didn’t read the series earlier): I was … Continue reading My First Time Reading Harry Potter | The Sorcerer’s Stone and The Chamber of Secrets

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Review: Scars by Eliza Bates | An Adult Contemporary Suspense Romance

Note: This book contains mature content. I was super impressed by this book! I expected this book to be less focused on the plot and more focused on the characters, which is common in romance novels (because, usually, the plot is the characters’ romance). But I was pleasantly surprised to find that Scars delivers an alluring romance and a complex plot that keeps you on the edge … Continue reading Review: Scars by Eliza Bates | An Adult Contemporary Suspense Romance