Starfish – Akemi Dawn Bowman (ARC Review)

But some people are just starfish – they need everyone to fill the roles that they assign. Kiko’s story is so tough to read at points – not only due to her childhood trauma, but also due to her struggles as a biracial young woman in a rural town. Her father is Japanese and her […]

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Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda – Becky Albertalli

“People really are like houses with vast rooms and tiny windows. And maybe it’s a good thing, the way we never stop surprising each other.” People have been recommending this book to me for a solid year or more, and I’ve owned a copy since January, but I kept putting it off. I finally realized […]

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The “I Messed Up” Book Tag

First and foremost, my inner tag klepto has once more surfaced; alas, I was not tagged in this one. That said, the person who I’m stealing borrowing it from is Steph @ Stephanie’s Novel Fiction, and her post totally says anyone can tag themselves, so here we are! A character appearance that you misread or imagined […]

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Book Beginnings: All the Crooked Saints

* Book Beginnings is a meme hosted by Rose City Reader, where every Friday, bloggers post the first sentence (or few sentences) of their current read, as well as their first impressions of the book! * This week, I’ll be highlighting one of my current reads, All the Crooked Saints by Maggie Stiefvater. You can hear a […]

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This is How it Happened – Paula Stokes (ARC Review)

“Where does seeking justice end and seeking vengeance begin?” I really enjoy books that offer a unique social commentary, especially when it’s relevant to modern times, so I jumped at the chance to read this book. It touches on cyber-bullying, the social media jury phenomenon, and more, as well as some ever-relevant morals, such as […]

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Daughter of the Burning City – Amanda Foody (ARC Review)

“The smoke is part of Gomorrah’s legend: once upon a time, we were burned to the ground. But we did not die. Instead we kept burning, kept moving, kept growing. The smoke surrounds us, even if we no longer burn.” I am such a sucker for books that offer up synopsis phrases like “traveling circus […]

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Warcross – Marie Lu (ARC Review)

“Do you remember one year when that player – Leeroy something – actually got drafted into the Stormchasers, even though he always just charged in and messed up his entire team’s play? My God, he was terrible.” You read that right, my loves: Marie Lu references freaking Leeroy Jenkins in her writing. I mean, how […]

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