4 stars, book reviews, contemporary, reviews, thriller, ya

You Owe Me A Murder by Eileen Cook – Book Review

you owe me a murderTitle: You Owe Me A Murder

Author: Eileen Cook

Release Date: March 5, 2019

Book Form: ARC

Page Count: 368

Genre: YA Thriller, Mystery

Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers

Disclaimer: I received this arc in exchange for an honest review from the publisher.

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3 1/2 stars, book reviews, contemporary, reviews

The Art of Losing by Lizzy Mason – Book Review

the art of losing Title: The Art of Losing

Author: Lizzy Mason

Release Date: Feb 19, 2019

Book Form: ARC

Page Count: 336

Genre: YA Contemporary, Romance

Disclaimer: I received this arc in exchange for an honest review from Soho Teen.

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2 stars, book reviews, horror, reviews, ya

Campfire by Shawn Sarles – Book Review

campfire First things first, I have to come out and say that I really, really did not enjoy this book.

Like, at all. It was not the book for me.

So far, I have really loved the James Patterson Presents imprint. I loved Girls of Paper and Fire, and Gunslinger Girl and Once & Future are some of my most anticipated. However, this one really fell short. I was hoping for a fun, spooky campfire story, and that is not at all what I got.

So, if you want to hear me rant about this book – my first low star review on this blog – you’ve come to the right place. So here we go.

DISCLAIMER: I reviewed an ARC copy of this book.

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5 stars, book reviews, contemporary, reviews

Famous in a Small Town by Emma Mills – Book Review

famous in a small townI have heard so much about Emma Mills since I got back into reading. Everyone seems to rave about her cute contemporaries, and I’ve been meaning to pick up something by her for a while, but never got around to it. I am so grateful that Henry Holt sent me a review copy of her newest novel, Famous in a Small Town – because I LOVED it!

I’m not usually the biggest fan of cute contemporaries, but Emma Mills has such a fantastic writing style, I was pulled in immediately and had a hard time putting it down. I finished it in as little time as possible! Read on for the rest of my thoughts on this awesome book.

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4 stars, book reviews, fantasy, reviews, Uncategorized

Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan – Book Review

girls of paper and fire I was excited to kick off my first month as a Words & Whimsy mod by reading a book that had been on my TBR for far too long – Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan. I received an arc of this in exchange for an honest review, and I’m excited to say I really enjoyed it!

While it’s not a perfect book by any means, it was an enjoyable read and a great new fantasy. However, I do want to point out that there are trigger warnings for this book. If you’re sensitive to anything like that, I highly recommend you look up the trigger warnings before reading.

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5 stars, book reviews, reviews, sci fi

Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff – Book Review

illuminaeIf you know me at all, you know there are two book series that I’m obsessed with like nothing else: An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir, and Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff.

Seriously, I never shut up about them.

I’m a huge sci fi nerd. I love all things involving space – I find it to be the most fascinating subject to read about. It’s my passion.

When I saw one of the criteria for Book Battle this month was to read the last book in a series, I knew it was the perfect time to sit down and reread one of my favorite series of all time.

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4 1/2 stars, book reviews, contemporary, reviews

My Favorite Half-Night Stand by Christina Lauren – Book Review

my favorite half-night standI love Christina Lauren’s books. My very first book by the duo was Autoboyography, which was an incredible LGBT story about two boys falling in love despite one’s disapproving surroundings. It was the sweetest book, and I highly recommend you give it a read!

After the beauty that was Autoboyography, I knew I had to read more Christina Lauren books. Thankfully, Gallery Books sent me a review copy of My Favorite Half-Night Stand in exchange for an honest review.

Spoiler alert, I loved it.

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blog tours, extra, photos, wicked reads blogger campaign

Wicked Reads Blogger Campaign – Historical Cemetery Photo Shoot

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I was so excited when Penguin Teen reached out to me to be a part of their 2018 Wicked Reads Blogger Campaign! I love the spooky season and what better time to celebrate our favorite books with a spooky twist. For my post, I decided to visit my local historical cemetery and museum, which is very popular for weddings and portraits, and do a fun photo shoot!

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book reviews, nonfiction, reviews

(Don’t) Call Me Crazy by Kelly Jensen – Book Review

don't call me crazyI was extremely excited to receive this book for review from Algonquin Young Readers. When I first heard about this book, I knew I had to read it. Mental health is such an important topic, especially for young adults, and I knew I had to get my hands on it! Needless to say, I was not disappointed.
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