instructions for dancing nicola yoon
Book tours, Fiction, NetGalley, Romance, Well known books, YA

A Sweet Love Story YA That May Or May Not Break Your Heart Instructions for Dancing by Nicola Yoon

Today’s my stop for the blog tour of Instructions for Dancing by Nicola Yoon with The Write Reads blog tours, and what a story it was! It’s got everything – a sweet love story, grief and betrayal, yet healing as well. It’s a story about how life can’t really ever be a fairytale, but it’s what we experience along the…

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shards of earth cover
Book tours, Dark, Fast-paced, Fiction, Loved-it, Scifi, Well known books

You MUST Read This Scifi RIGHT NOW, It’s Just That Good Shards of Earth (The Final Architects Trilogy #1) by Adrian Tchaikovsky, ★★★★★ 5 stars

I’m still reeling after finishing Shards of Earth – what a story… For those who have experienced Mass Effect (re-released this week, by the way! My husband is playing it as I’m writing this post), I can only say that it’s a very similar story, both in terms of how grand, amazingly written and dark it is. If you’re a…

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Lights Out in Lincolnwood by Geoff Rodkey 5 stars
Dystopian, Fiction, Loved-it, NetGalley, Society

What If The Lights Went Out? And With Them, All Your Work, Status And Future Went Too? Lights Out in Lincolnwood by Geoff Rodkey

Lights Out in Lincolnwood was one of the more original stories I read this year, and maybe not even just this year. I’m not quite sure I’ve read anything like it before! And I’m very glad I chanced upon this book, because not only was it snarky and kind of funny, but it was also serious in the way of,…

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the startup wife by tahmima anam
Diversity, Edelweiss, Fiction, Loved-it, Society, Women's

Books Like The Startup Wife Are Why I Read, And Here’s Why You Should Pick It Up Too The Startup Wife by Tahmima Anam, ★★★★★ 5 stars

The Startup Wife was an amazing book, and I find myself still thinking about it long after I’ve finished it. It was just one of those books where you start reading it, and you know it’s going to be an instant hit with you. I can only compare The Startup Wife with books like Daisy Jones and The Six, Oona Out…

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the mostly invisible boy
Fantasy, Fiction, Kidlit, Loved-it, Magic

A Middle Grade Fantasy About Magical Forest Adventures The Mostly Invisible Boy (Casey Grimes #1) by A.J. Vanderhorst

I really had fun with the Mostly Invisible Boy by A.J. Vanderhorst! The best thing about this book is that it’s going to be a series, so I won’t have to part with the characters. I’m definitely looking forward to more adventures to be had with Casey and Gloria, the brother and sister who find a whole world out there,…

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what beauty there is by cory anderson
Book tours, Dark, Fiction, Thiller / Mystery, YA

Tense Story Of Teens Who Grow Up As Hostages Of Their Family Histories What Beauty There Is by Cory Anderson - Blog Tour

Today I’m participating in a blog tour for What Beauty There Is by Cory Anderson (thank you for the review copy, TheWriteReads Tours!) This was a tense read! What Beauty There Is gave me the vibes from The Boy Who Steals Houses, only it was darker – so much darker. Actually, I didn’t expect this book to be so dark…

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ghostlove by dennis mahoney
Edelweiss, Fiction, Literary, Loved-it

A Magical Story Of Love And Letting Go That I Gobbled Up In One Sitting Ghostlove by Dennis Mahoney, ★★★★★ 5 stars

Last night I read a truly unforgettable book. It’s one of those books I’m sure I’ll remember forever, and it’s one of those that feel like they were secretly written for you. The experience was just uncanny, and it left me with so many thoughts and feelings, and now I’m struggling to put them in words. Ghostlove by Dennis Mahoney…

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maud addie
Edelweiss, Fiction, Kidlit, Loved-it

Mini-review for Maud & Addie by Maureen Buchanan Jones One of my recent 5-star slump beaters - definitely worth a read!

Last weekend, I mentioned that I recently read two books that got me out of the massive reading slump I’ve had for weeks.. Maybe months? Well, Maud & Addie was one of these books, and it’s unforgettable. It’s just one of those stories that when you delve into it, you’re quite likely to just spend the whole night reading, nevermind…

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my name is anton
Fiction, Historical, Illness, Loved-it, NetGalley

A New, Unexpected But Very Heart-Warming Story From Catherine Ryan Hyde My Name is Anton: A Novel by Catherine Ryan Hyde

Writing yet another review for a book by Catherine Ryan Hyde makes me feel dejavu. Every couple of months a new book of hers comes out, I instantly grab it despite any other review commitments, and I never regret it. So far, all her books have just been so good that I can’t resist reading them as soon as possible.…

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cousins
Book tours, Dark, Fiction, Thiller / Mystery, Well known books, YA

Disinherited, Cut Off… Reinvited? A Story About A Summer When Past Secrets Come Back The Cousins by Karen M. McManus

Today I’m happy to be part of The WriteReads blog tour for The Cousins by Karen McManus! I don’t often read thrillers, but when I do, I make a point to choose good ones. The Cousins was a good twisty mystery of sins done in the past and family grudges still running strong – it wasn’t one of those stories…

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tales of arvia
Fantasy, Fiction, Humor, Indie, Magic

A Story Of The Most Unusual Friendship And Lots Of Adventuring Harpyness is Only Skin Deep and Finding Your Harpy Place by D.H. Willison

Well, this was one hell of a story! Today I’m going to tell you about two books in a series called The Tales of Arvia, and it’s just about the most unusual set of books I’ve ever read. Harpyness is Only Skin Deep and Finding Your Harpy Place should really work for someone who’s into fantasy and RPGs – it’s…

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Dark, Diversity, Dystopian, Fantasy, Fiction, Society, Well known books, YA

A Tale Of Bravery In A Seemingly Impossible Battle Skyhunter (Skyhunter #1) by Marie Lu

I couldn’t be more surprised about falling head over heels for Skyhunter – me, who is always cautious of YA – but I did. It’s really good! I was initially suspicious – I started it through an excerpt on NetGalley – and rated it 3 stars cause it failed to draw me in. But I still grabbed the audiobook review…

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book club questions for anxious people by fredrik backman post banner
Book club questions, Diversity, Fiction, Humor, Loved-it, Rising star, Society, Well known books

Book Club Questions for Anxious People by Fredrik Backman + Review & Discussion This Story Was Everything – Basically My Winner Of 2020, ★★★★★ 5 stars

You can now download printable book club questions for Anxious People by Fredrik Backman in this review! Scroll further for a PDF book club questions list + notes, as well as everything else you need to prepare for your book club discussion of Anxious People by Fredrik Backman. I am also including my full review of Anxious People to help facilitate…

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royal abduls
Diversity, Fiction, Literary, Loved-it, NetGalley, Other-cultures, Society, Women's

A Book About Finding Yourself And Belonging – And So Many Other Themes The Royal Abduls by Ramiza Shamoun Koya

I feel like if I wanted to give The Royal Abduls a proper review, I’d have to write a whole other book about it – I just can’t see how I would put it all into a single-post review. This story was great, and it’s just so full of everything – it covers a large variety of topics, but the…

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