[Review] Dirty Exes by Rachel Van Dyken

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Title: Dirty Exes (Liars Inc. #1)
Author:Rachel Van Dyken
Publisher: Skyscape
Publication Date: June 5, 2018

Blaire has never quite gotten over Jessie Beckett, the ex–NFL star whose kisses were hot enough to ignite the entire Eastern Seaboard. When he chose work over her, Blaire was left brokenhearted. Why else would she have married a skeezy two-timer, just to divorce him less than a year later? Continue reading

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[Review] Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan

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Title: Girls of Paper and Fire
Author: Natasha Ngan
Publisher: Jimmy Patterson
Publication Date: November 6, 2018

Each year, eight beautiful girls are chosen as Paper Girls to serve the king. It’s the highest honor they could hope for…and the most cruel.

But this year, there’s a ninth girl. And instead of paper, she’s made of fire. Continue reading

Why I Decided to Drop Star Ratings

I’ve been thinking a lot about ratings lately and how much they actually affect my reviews. I feel like my ratings have come to define what I say about a book and I feel the need to explain myself more. Don’t get me wrong, it can be helpful for some to use these ratings to make a quick decision whether or not to read something. But, as someone who takes the time to write down her thoughts about a book, I’d rather you read what I have to say rather than make a judgement call what I rate a book out of five. Continue reading

[Review] Shadow of the Fox by Julie Kagawa

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Title: Shadow of the Fox (Shadow of the Fox #1)
Author: Julie Kagawa
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Publication Date: October 2, 2018

One thousand years ago, the great Kami Dragon was summoned to grant a single terrible wish—and the land of Iwagoto was plunged into an age of darkness and chaos.

Now, for whoever holds the Scroll of a Thousand Prayers, a new wish will be granted. A new age is about to dawn. Continue reading

[Review] Rule by Ellen Goodlett

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Title: Rule (Rule #1)
Author: Ellen Goodlett
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: September 11, 2018

Three girls with three deadly secrets. Only one can wear the crown.

The king is dying, his heir has just been murdered, and rebellion brews in the east. But the kingdom of Kolonya and the outer Reaches has one last option before it descends into leaderless chaos. Continue reading

Waiting on Wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine that features highly anticipated book releases.

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Title: Red, White and Royal Blue
Author: Casey McQuinston
Publisher: St. Martins Griffin
Publication Date: June 4, 2019

A big-hearted romantic comedy in which the First Son falls in love with the Prince of Wales after an incident of international proportions forces them to pretend to be best friends…

First Son Alex Claremont-Diaz is the closest thing to a prince this side of the Atlantic. With his intrepid sister and the Veep’s genius granddaughter, they’re the White House Trio, a beautiful millennial marketing strategy for his mother, President Ellen Claremont. International socialite duties do have downsides—namely, when photos of a confrontation with his longtime nemesis Prince Henry at a royal wedding leak to the tabloids and threaten American/British relations. Continue reading

[Review] Josh and Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating by Christina Lauren

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Title: Josh and Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating
Author: Christina Lauren
Publisher: Gallery Books
Publication Date: September 4, 2018

Hazel Camille Bradford knows she’s a lot to take—and frankly, most men aren’t up to the challenge. If her army of pets and thrill for the absurd don’t send them running, her lack of filter means she’ll say exactly the wrong thing in a delicate moment. Their loss. She’s a good soul in search of honest fun. Continue reading

October 2018 YA Releases

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Damsel by Elana K. Arnold| October 2

36260155The rite has existed for as long as anyone can remember: when the prince-who-will-be-king comes of age, he must venture out into the gray lands, slay a fierce dragon, and rescue a damsel to be his bride. This is the way things have always been.

When Ama wakes in the arms of Prince Emory, however, she knows none of this. She has no memory of what came before she was captured by the dragon, or what horrors she has faced in its lair. She knows only this handsome prince, the story he tells of her rescue, and her destiny to sit on the throne beside him. Ama comes with Emory back to the kingdom of Harding, hailed as the new princess, welcomed to the court. Continue reading