Book Blog, Monthly Rewind

August Rewind: Book Haul, Reviews, & Recap

September 2, 2016

I read 7 books this month: Chilling Adventures of Sabrina by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and Robert Hack The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas Crushed by Tom and Laura McNeal Meant to Be by Lauren Morrill The Art of Being Normal by Lisa Williamson

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Book Review: To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before

September 2, 2016

Original Title: To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han Edition: Paperback, 420 pages Published: August 7, 2014 by Scholastic Characters: Lara Jean Song, Katherine “Kitty” Song, Margot Song, Peter Kavinsky, Josh Sanderson Rating: 2/5 Synopsis: Lara Jean keeps her love letters in a hatbox her mother gave her. One for every boy she’s ever loved. When she writes, she can pour out her heart and soul and say all the things she would never say in real life, because her letters are for her eyes only. Until the day her secret letters are mailed, and suddenly Lara Jean’s love life goes from imaginary to out of control…

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Waiting On Wednesday: The Burning World

August 31, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event that is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine and spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating. Title: The Burning World Author: Isaac Marion Expected Publication: February 7th, 2017 Publisher: Atria/Emily Bestler Books Read more at Goodreads. Synopsis: Being alive is hard. Being human is harder. But since his recent recovery from death, R is making progress. He’s learning how to read, how to speak, maybe even how to love, and the city’s undead population is showing signs of life. R can almost imagine a future with Julie, this girl who restarted his heart—building a new world from the ashes of the old one. And then helicopters appear…

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Top Ten Tuesday #3: Fictional Schools I Wish Were Real

August 30, 2016

Top Ten Tuesday is a bookish meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. For this week’s back-to-school freebie, I thought it would be fun to revisit some of my favorite fictional institutes that I wish I could have attended! From wizards and witches, and superheroes and villains in training, to It girls on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, walking the halls with these characters would have certainly made school a lot more interesting.

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Book Review: The Art of Being Normal

August 29, 2016

Original Title: The Art of Being Normal: A Novel by Lisa Williamson Edition: Kindle ARC, 353 pages Published: May 31, 2016 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) Characters: David Piper, Leo Denton Rating: 4/5 stars Synopsis: David Piper has always been an outsider. His parents think he’s gay. The school bully thinks he’s a freak. Only his two best friends know the real truth: David wants to be a girl. On the first day at his new school Leo Denton has one goal: to be invisible. Attracting the attention of the most beautiful girl in his class is definitely not part of that plan. When Leo stands up for David in a fight, an unlikely…

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Book Review: Crushed

August 27, 2016

Original Title: Crushed by Laura and Tom McNeal Edition: Paperback, 336 pgs. Published: June 10, 2014 by Ember Characters: Audrey Reed, Wickham Hill, Clyde Mumsford Rating: 2/5 Synopsis: Audrey and her two best friends have just transferred to Jemison High from their tiny private school. They’re a nerdy little trio, so everyone is shocked when the handsome new guy, Wickham Hill, asks Audrey out. Audrey is so smitten that she doesn’t pay much attention to The Yellow Paper, a vicious underground school newspaper…until it threatens to tell a tale that could change everything.

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Waiting On Wednesday: Our Chemical Hearts

August 24, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event that is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine and spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating. Title: Our Chemical Hearts Author: Krystal Sutherland Expected Publication: September 6th, 2016 Publisher: G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers Read more at Goodreads. Synopsis: Henry Page has never been in love. He fancies himself a hopeless romantic, but the slo-mo, heart palpitating, can’t-eat-can’t-sleep kind of love that he’s been hoping for just hasn’t been in the cards for him—at least not yet. Instead, he’s been happy to focus on his grades, on getting into a semi-decent college and finally becoming editor of his school newspaper. Then Grace Town walks into…

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Book Blog, Bookish Tips & Lists

8 Series To Binge Watch After You Read The Raven Cycle

August 24, 2016

It’s been almost two weeks since I finished The Raven King, the last book in Maggie Stiefvater’s beautiful and magical The Raven Cycle. If you haven’t read The Raven Boys and its successors, I urge you to go out and pick it up right now. The series follows a group of teenagers who live in the fictional small town of Henrietta, Virginia. In search of a Welsh King, the group discovers that Henrietta is more magical than they ever dreamed, but the powerful magic also attracts dangerous elements and creatures to the town too that they must face. If you’re like me and still hung up on The Raven King, here are eight amazing televisions…

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Book Review: A Court of Thorns and Roses

August 22, 2016

Original Title: A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas Edition: Paperback, 416 Pages Published: May 5, 2015 by Bloomsbury Children’s Characters: Feyre, Tamlin, Lucien, Rhysand Rating: 4/5 Synopsis: Feyre is a huntress. She thinks nothing of slaughtering a wolf to capture its prey. But, like all mortals, she fears what lingers mercilessly beyond the forest. And she will learn that taking the life of a magical creature comes at a high price… Imprisoned in an enchanted court in her enemy’s kingdom, Feyre is free to roam but forbidden to escape. Her captor’s body bears the scars of fighting, and his face is always masked – but his piercing stare draws her ever…

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