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Title: A Curse So Dark and Lonely (Cursebreakers #1) by Brigid Kemmerer Pages: 484 Genres: YA, Fantasy, Romance, Retellings Publisher: Bloomsbury YA (Jan. 29, 2019) Summary Fall in love, break the curse. Cursed by a powerful enchantress to repeat the autumn of his eighteenth year, Prince Rhen, the heir of Emberfall, thought he could be saved easily if a girl fell for him. But that was before he turned into a vicious… Read More

Title: Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens Page: 384 Publisher: G. P. Putnam’s Sons (Aug. 14th, 2018) Summary For years, rumors of the “Marsh Girl” have haunted Barkley Cove, a quiet town on the North Carolina coast. So in late 1969, when handsome Chase Andrews is found dead, the locals immediately suspect Kya Clark, the so-called Marsh Girl. But Kya is not what they say. Sensitive and intelligent, she has survived for years alone in… Read More

Title: Sad Perfect by Stephanie Elliot Pages: 320 Genres: YA, Contemporary Published by: Square Fish (Feb. 28th, 2017) Summary Perfect is only on the surface in this gripping novel about a teen girl who looks normal but struggles with a little known eating disorder.  Sixteen-year-old Pea has a secret: she has Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder, which means she can’t eat very much because nutritious foods frighten her. Having ARFID is like having a monster inside of her,… Read More

 Title: Illuminae (The Illuminae Files #1) by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff Pages: 602 Genres: YA, Sci-Fi Published by: Knopf Books for Young Readers (Oct. 20th, 2015) Summary This morning, Kady thought breaking up with Ezra was the hardest thing she’d have to do. This afternoon, her planet was invaded. The year is 2575, and two rival megacorporations are at war over a planet that’s little more than an ice-covered speck at the edge of the universe…. Read More

Hey everyone! Well, Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon is now over, so it’s time I share with you all how it went. After my last update, I read about 10 more pages of Illuminae, and then I fell asleep. Then, I woke up about 20 minutes before the readathon ended, and read until it was over. So, I was able to get to page 118 of Illuminae plus the 20 pages of The… Read More

Hello! I thought I’d check in and share with you all how I’ve been doing today. I haven’t had a whole lot of time to read, but I already knew I wouldn’t. However, I have read a little bit, and given the circumstances of today, I’m not too disappointed with how much I’ve read at this point. So far, I’ve read 20 pages of The Ugly Teapot. I am enjoying this one,… Read More

It’s Top Ten Tuesday again!  It’s a weekly bookish list hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl! This week’s topic is: Characters I Liked in Books I Didn’t Like This week was a hard one for me, because of that, it’s only going to be a top five today.  For one thing, usually if I don’t like the characters, it’s the biggest reason why I don’t like a book.  For another thing, honestly, there are… Read More

Title: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (The Chronicles of Narnia (publication order) #1) by C. S. Lewis Pages: 206 Genres: Children’s, Fantasy, Classic Published by: HarperCollins Publishers (Mar. 5th, 2002, originally Oct. 16th, 1950) Summary They open a door and enter a world NARNIA…the land beyond the wardrobe, the secret country known only to Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy…the place where the adventure begins. Lucy is the first to find the secret of the wardrobe… Read More

Hey everyone!  In honor of Wonder Week, I thought it’d be fun to play a game with you guys on my blog today.  I’m calling it Guess That Book: Emoji Edition, and the idea is pretty simple.  Each row of emojis describes a different book, and it’s up to you to make your guesses in the comments! Alright, let’s get started! Popular YA Novels 1. 🙎🏽☀️✈️🌧️🙎🏽❤️🧛🏼‍♂️ ⚾️ ⚡️ 🧛🏼‍♂️🧛🏼‍♀️🧛🏾‍♂️🏃🏽‍♀️🏃🏼✈️🧛🏼‍♂️🙎🏽🧛🏼‍♂️🏥💑💃🏽🕺🏼💑 2. 🙋🏽‍♀️ 👫👫👫👫👫👫👫👫👫👫👫👫🏟👊🏼🏹🏹🏹⚔️😵😵💀💀💀😵💀🥖😵💀😵💀😭😭😭😭🏆🙍🏽🙍🏽‍♂️ 3…. Read More

t’s Top Ten Tuesday again!  It’s a weekly bookish list hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl! This week’s topic is: Books on my Spring TBR Oh boy! This week, it was so hard to narrow it down to just 10 books!  My TBR is so full, and I just wish I could read all the books right now!  So, here are 10 books that I really, really want to read this spring! Illuminae I’ve… Read More