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November Wrap Up

Here’s everything I remember reading in November (and the ratings), as well as an overall list of my November blog posts and other bookish events! Read more…

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Hunted by Meagan Spooner

This is definitely one of the best fairy tale retellings I’ve found! It’s a brilliant twist on Beauty and the Beast that incorporates the Russian fairy tale of “Tsarevitch Ivan, the Firebird and the Gray Wolf.” Read more…

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Iceling by Sasha Stephenson

I think people who like contemporary YA stories with a hint of paranormal or dystopian are going to love this series! The story was a bit too odd for me at times, but it was definitely original. Read more…

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Review: Vassa in the Night by Sarah Porter

This was a SUPER creative, original, well written, and just brilliantly done retelling of a famous Russian folktale, so my rating reflects more of my own interest level than anything negative about the book. I really do recommend this if you like kind of dark, abstract, creative retellings! Read more…

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Black Friday Bookish Sales

I’ll be updating this post throughout the day, but here are most of the best book-related Black Friday sales I’ve found so far! Some sales are average, but this is definitely the best Society6 and Book Outlet sale I’ve seen so far this year. Read more…

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Holiday Gift Ideas Part 1

Obviously I’m a huge fan of giving/getting books as presents, but sometimes it’s hard to know which ones a friend already has. Mugs, socks, pajamas, candles, tea, slippers, blankets, pillows, and other cozy things seem to be universally loved by bookworms, so here are a few of my favorites to start with! Read more…

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Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare

WHY DID I NOT READ THIS SOONER?!?!? I know I haven’t been Cassandra Clare’s biggest fan in the past, but this was definitely one of the best YA books of 2016! I cannot believe how much I loved it. Read more…

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Gemina by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff

This was a super intense story, but I definitely like Illuminae way more. This story was mostly flirty banter that got old, space terrorists, fighting & stressful running for their lives, and a weird interdimensional paradox event. Read more…

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Alienated by Melissa Landers

I really loved Starflight by Melissa Landers, but this book is packed with a lot less adventure & action and a lot more… high school romance. I’m not sure if this book was written earlier than a lot of other alien YA romances, but at this point it all seemed too familiar. Read more…

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Dreamology by Lucy Keating

Alice has been dreaming about a guy named Max for a long time and is really in love with him (to the point where her best friend knows details about this guy). One day she meets him in real life and is all sorts of awkward about “knowing” him, but then the story gets really weird… Read more…

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The Alchemyst by Michael Scott

This book manages to cram so many different world myths and legends into a modern fantasy story! It’s a bit on the younger side of YA and felt more like middle grade at times… kind of in the same group with Artemis Fowl and Percy Jackson.  Read more…

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