Love Looks Pretty On You — Lang Leav

TITLE: Love Looks Pretty On You AUTHOR: Lang Leav RELEASES: January 29th, 2019; Andrews McMeel Publishing GENRE: Nonfic/Poetry AGE RANGE: Adult And if ever you find my name slipping from your memory, I can promise you, by the time this year is through, you will never forget it again. Lang Leav was my first contemporary poetry love, and no matter […]

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MINI REVIEWS: Breathe. Breathe., Cat’s Cradle, Slothilda, & Drawn to Sex

I’m reading a lot of poetry and graphic novels right now, as well as books that I don’t have full reviews for, so I’m going to start doing occasional mini review round-ups again! Each of the reviews below is the shortened version of my review, but the “goodreads” link buttons will take you to the […]

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The Opposite of Innocent — Sonya Sones

TITLE: The Opposite of Innocent AUTHOR: Sonya Sones RELEASES: September 4th, 2018; HarperTeen GENRE: Contemporary/Poetry AGE RANGE: YA ACQUIRED: ARC SYNOPSIS: Lily has been crushing on Luke, a friend of her parents’, ever since she can remember. He’s been away for two endless years, but he’s finally returning today. Lily was only twelve when he left. But now, at fourteen, […]

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INTL GIVEAWAY: Burning the Bacon — L. Austen Johnson (ARC Review)

  TITLE: Burning the Bacon AUTHOR: L. Austen Johnson RELEASES: April 26th, 2018; Gen Z Publishing GENRE: Nonfic/Poetry AGE RANGE: Everyone SYNOPSIS: In Burning the Bacon, debut poet L. Austen Johnson navigates through deeply personal terrain, laying waste to it and watching its flowers regrow in the four sections of the collection: “Gravity,” “In Memoriam,” “Entropy,” and “Parthenogenesis.” […]

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Long Way Down – Jason Reynolds

TITLE: Long Way Down AUTHOR: Jason Reynolds RELEASED: October 24th, 2017; Atheneum GENRE: Poetry/Contemporary AGE RANGE: YA SYNOPSIS: A cannon. A strap. A piece. A biscuit. A burner. A heater. A chopper. A gat. A hammer. A tool for the RULE. Or, you can call it a gun. That’s what fifteen-year-old Will has shoved in the back waistband of his […]

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The Witch Doesn’t Burn in This One – Amanda Lovelace (ARC Review)

  TITLE: The Witch Doesn’t Burn in This One AUTHOR: Amanda Lovelace SERIES: Women Are Some Kind of Magic, #2 RELEASES: March 6th, 2018; Andrews McMeel GENRE: Poetry/Nonfiction AGE RANGE: Adult SYNOPSIS: The witch: supernaturally powerful, inscrutably independent, and now—indestructible. These moving, relatable poems encourage resilience and embolden women to take control of their own stories. Enemies try to judge, oppress, […]

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