ARC Reviews, Book Reviews, Contemporary, Young Adult

Book Review: The Smell of Other People’s Houses by Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock

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After seeing the gorgeous cover and the odd title, I knew I had to pick this one up.  The Smell of Other People’s Houses?  What’s that all about?

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ARC Reviews, Book Reviews, Historical Fiction, Young Adult

Book Review: And I Darken by Kiersten White

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Today I’m back with a book review for And I Darken  by Kiersten White.  And I Darken is a YA historical fiction with a very unique concept: it is a gender swap retelling of Vlad the Impaler.  Did the author pull it off?

You are going to have to read on to find out 🙂

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Book Reviews, Contemporary, LGBTQIA+, Young Adult

Diverse Young Adult Books in Review: Aristotle and Dante & Symptoms of Being Human

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Hello bookworms!

While on my quest to diversify my reading, I realized that I needed to read more books within the realm of LGBTQIA+ fiction.  So today, I am brining you mini reviews for two young adult books that I’ve recently read, and I think you should as well.

Books included in this post: Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Bengamin Alire Sáenz & Symptoms of Being Human by Jeff Garvin

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ARC Reviews, Book Reviews, Fantasy, Young Adult

Book Review: The Girl from Everywhere by Heidi Heilig

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I think it is pretty obvious why I requested this book for review.  I took one look at that cover and knew I needed to see what it was all about.  After reading the synopsis that included buzz words like sailing, epic, mythic, imagination, fantastical, etc.  I was all in!

There was something almost gravitational about this story that pulled me in from the very first page…

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Book Reviews, Fantasy, Middle Grade, Young Adult

Book Review: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children #1) by Ransom Riggs

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I picked up Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children back in October because I like to read “not so scary” books to get me in the Halloween spirit.  I know what you are thinking…

“If you read this back in October, why are you posting your review at Christmas time?”

What can I say?  I like to keep you on your toes.  I’m sure you all are sick of the book reviews of Christmas time reads, so I thought I would mix things up for you all.

You’re welcome.

It definitely does not have anything to do with the fact that I am behind on my reviews…still.  Nope.

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