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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#ARCAugust TBR

A few weeks ago, I was perusing Netgalley and lamenting my feedback percentage (I’ve only reviewed 64% of the titles I’ve been approved for, if you’re wondering), when something grand occurred to me: I should focus the entire month of August on ARCs! Then, an even better thought hit me… ARCgust! Get it? August, ARCgust… […]

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The Art of Starving – Sam J. Miller

“That’s one of the more infuriating bugs in the human software. You can have two ideas that are total opposites and believe them both completely.” Since this is a book about eating disorders, I’ll go ahead and warn that my review on its own could potentially be triggering. I’ll add full content warnings for the […]

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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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Book Beginnings: Daughter of the Burning City

* 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, Daughter of the Burning City by Amanda Foody! I peek […]

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