Books

ALWAYS AND FOREVER, LARA JEAN by Jenny Han | Review

I finally did it! I finished the Lara Jean trilogy by Jenny Han! It's been quite a while since I finished a series, and I credit audiobooks with this recent development of mine. I listened to all three of these books, and you can check out my reviews of To All the Boys I've Loved Before and P.S.… Continue reading ALWAYS AND FOREVER, LARA JEAN by Jenny Han | Review

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THE SISTERHOOD OF THE TRAVELING PANTS by Ann Brashares | Review

It’s time to shout it from the rooftops, folks: I HAVE FINALLY READ THE SISTERHOOD OF THE TRAVELING PANTS. I’ve heard about this book for so many years—it almost feels as though I popped out from the womb knowing deep down that I would have to read this book someday. It’s on so many YA book… Continue reading THE SISTERHOOD OF THE TRAVELING PANTS by Ann Brashares | Review

Books, Received for Review

ILLUSION by Nadette Rae Rodgers {RECEIVED FOR REVIEW}

I was recently lucky enough to receive a copy of Illusion in exchange for an honest review.  "Everybody dreams, everyone has nightmares...but no one dreams quite like Addison Smith. Addison has always had unusual dreams. However, the crazy factor has risen to a whole new level. Still, she doesn't realize just how unique she is. But one… Continue reading ILLUSION by Nadette Rae Rodgers {RECEIVED FOR REVIEW}

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BLUE LILY, LILY BLUE by Maggie Stiefvater

“Blue was perfectly aware that it was possible to have a friendship that wasn’t all-encompassing, that wasn’t blinding, deafening, maddening, quickening. It was just that now that she’d had this kind, she didn’t want the other.” How Blue feels about her friendships with the Raven Boys is similar to the way I feel about reading… Continue reading BLUE LILY, LILY BLUE by Maggie Stiefvater

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THE REST OF US JUST LIVE HERE by Patrick Ness

“Because sometimes there are problems bigger than this week’s end of the world and sometimes you just have to find the extraordinary in your ordinary life.”  Congratulations, Mr. Patrick Ness: you’ve done it again. You’ve written a novel that’s managed to simultaneously make me feel sad and happy and deeply understood, a story that is… Continue reading THE REST OF US JUST LIVE HERE by Patrick Ness

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ILLUMINAE by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

“Miracles are statistical improbabilities. And fate is an illusion humanity uses to comfort itself in the dark. There are no absolutes in life, save death.” As soon as I saw Illuminae on a shelf in the library I couldn’t resist immediately picking it up. The physical design of this book deserves a thunderous round of… Continue reading ILLUMINAE by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

Books, Read for English Class

THE HUNGER GAMES by Suzanne Collins

I think that many readers-- myself included-- fall prey to the common misconception that there are two distinct categories of literature. The first of these categories could be considered "hard literature" (I don't know if these names already exist-- I'm completely making them up on the spot). These are the texts we are often forced… Continue reading THE HUNGER GAMES by Suzanne Collins

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Book Review: HOLD ME CLOSER

Author: David Levithan Number of Pages: 200 Publisher: Dutton Juvenile Release Date: March 17, 2015 "Jazz hands at the ready! Tiny Cooper (“the world’s largest person who is also really, really gay”) stole readers’ hearts when he was introduced to the world in the New York Times bestselling book Will Grayson, Will Grayson,co-authored by John Green and David Levithan. Now Tiny… Continue reading Book Review: HOLD ME CLOSER

ARCs, Books

ARC Review: SHADOW SCALE

Author: Rachel Hartman Number of Pages: 608 Publisher: Random House Children's Books Release Date: March 10, 2015 "The kingdom of Goredd: a world where humans and dragons share life with an uneasy balance, and those few who are both human and dragon must hide the truth. Seraphina is one of these, part girl, part dragon, who is reluctantly drawn… Continue reading ARC Review: SHADOW SCALE

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Book Review: A LITTLE SOMETHING DIFFERENT

Author: Sandy Hall Number of Pages: 272 Publisher: Swoon Reads Release Date: August 26, 2014 "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… Continue reading Book Review: A LITTLE SOMETHING DIFFERENT