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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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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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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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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inheritance games
Book tours, Fiction, Loved-it, NetGalley, Rising star, Well known books, YA

One Hell Of A Ride, Riddle And Love Triangle In This YA Novel The Inheritance Games by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

The Inheritance Games is so good I just don’t know where to begin! I started reading it on a rainy day during my vacation, and it’s a good thing the weather was crap too, because otherwise I would have lost a particularly good day of being out, unable to unglue myself from the book and look at any of my…

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wrongful death cover 4 stars
Fantasy, Fiction, Loved-it, YA

I Keep Reading On And It Keeps Being Great – Tour Stop For Book #3 The Wrongful Death (The Great Devil War #3) by Kenneth B. Andersen

I’ve been having so much fun with this series – and finally it’s time for another review. The Wrongful Death, or The Great Devil War #3, sequel to The Devil’s Apprentice and The Die of Death was a really nice read. What’s interesting about it is that it puts the old fun style adventures together with something much more serious…

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frankly in love by david yoon
Diversity, Fiction, Humor, Loved-it, Other-cultures, Romance, Society, YA

[Not Quite] A Love Story That Turned Out To Be So Much More Frankly in Love by David Yoon, Audiobook Review

You probably thought I’d never return! But here I am, and it only took a really, really enjoyable book to blog again. Well, this isn’t completely true – I have read more than one enjoyable book since I started my hiatus – but some good books you just want to enjoy and keep inside your heart quietly (I’m looking at…

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swish of the curtain
Fiction, Kidlit, Loved-it, YA

Teens Fight For Their Right To Choose Their Career – The Theatre The Swish of the Curtain: Blue Door 1 by Pamela Brown, ★★★★☆ 4 stars

I was so excited to write a review for this one! The Swish of the Curtain is strangely both as relevant as ever, and slightly dated at the same time. But it’s a wonderful read! First released in 1941, it talks about timeless things such as ambition, talent and… your parents not letting you do what you want with your…

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the spec set
Diversity, Fantasy, Fast-paced, Fiction, Illness, YA

The Spec Set by Taya Okerlund, ★★★★☆ 4 stars A Fast, Surprising And Explosive YA With Neuro-divergent Characters

The Spec Set is not your typical YA. It’s actually not your typical book at all – I’m not sure I can even place it! It’s a unique bird, a true genre bender. But if I had to find a couple of words to characterize The Spec Set, I would say… Fast, surprising… Explosive. Both literally and figuratively! It turned…

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thousand perfect notes
Dark, Fiction, Loved-it, NetGalley, Rising star, YA

[YA] Incredibly Touching, Relatable And Musical – It Has Captured My Heart <3 5 Reasons To Read A Thousand Perfect Notes by C.G. Drews, AKA Our Own Cait @ PaperFury!

I am intensely flapping my arms and squawking like a poor abandoned pterodactyl baby at the excitement of actually having been able to read a review copy of A Thousand Perfect Notes! (Thanks for staying with my review after that sentence.) My emotions towards Cait’s book can be described roughly as such, starting from when I found out she was…

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zanna function
Fantasy, Fiction, Kidlit, Loved-it, Magic, NetGalley, Rising star, Scifi, YA

[Scifi MG/YA] Doing Magic, But With Science… And Woah! There’s A School! The Zanna Function by Daniel Wheatley

The Zanna Function was AMAZING!!! It was so amazing, I had trouble finding what to pick up next after it, and then spent at least a week actively missing reading it. All I can truly hope for is that it won’t be a standalone, because it’s too good to just end right there! 5 Reasons To Read The Zanna Function…

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no sad songs
Fiction, Humor, Illness, Loved-it, YA

[YA review] An Incredibly Funny, Yet Touching YA About Responsibility No Sad Songs by Frank Morelli

No Sad Songs is about a teen, shouldering way more than he’s supposed to. Gabe’s grandfather struggles with Alzheimer’s, and while seeing his grandfather lose his own self right there in front of him, that’s hardly the biggest of Gabe’s problems. Despite the tough situation he is in, Gabe displays incredible strength – and humor – in the sense of…

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dumplin
Buddy read, Fiction, Well known books, YA

Finding Your Beauty Queen – Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy A Book About Accepting Yourself And Taking Everything From Life

This time we have Dumplin’ as our buddy read! I’ve decided to make the buddy read feature appear more often on the blog, because: have you TRIED buddy reading? It’s so much fun! it gives exposure to other bloggers it often helps you dig that old book from your TBR and just read it already! Check out on Goodreads Get at…

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