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BUDDY READ: Daughter of the Siren Queen

(Spoilers for Daughter of the Pirate King) I’ve waited a long time to say this: JENNA AND I ARE BACK FOR THE SEQUEL. We buddy-read Daughter of the Pirate King last December and I’ve been anticipating the follow-up ever since. We meant to read this book over the course of four weeks and ended up… Continue reading BUDDY READ: Daughter of the Siren Queen

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BUDDY READ: Daughter of the Pirate King by Tricia Levenseller

(CW: today's post discusses rape threats and sexual violence at length)   GUESS WHO JUST BUDDY-READ A PIRATE NOVEL? 'TWAS ME. WAHOO. Jenna @ Bookmark Your Thoughts and Trisha @ The Tea Reader let me join their December buddy read of Tricia Levenseller's Daughter of the Pirate King. After the craziness of NaNo, I was looking… Continue reading BUDDY READ: Daughter of the Pirate King by Tricia Levenseller

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I Need to Talk About “Queenie”

I decided a while ago not to write book reviews on this blog anymore. I'm breaking that rule to talk about Queenie. How did this book come into my life? Entertainment Weekly raved about it Emer wrote a gushing review for it I saw it for 20% off at Target and decided I needed it Cut… Continue reading I Need to Talk About “Queenie”

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BOOK BETRAYAL: I DNFed Wayward Son…and I am not okay

I have been looking forward to Carry On's sequel Wayward Son for almost a year. I preordered the book in February, desperate to ensure that I got my copy ASAP. I followed every single update for moooooonths leading up to the release. My copy arrived yesterday afternoon. I drew a bath, lit my Scorpio candle, and vowed to… Continue reading BOOK BETRAYAL: I DNFed Wayward Son…and I am not okay

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The Liebster Award

Aw yeah. Look at this beautiful award. I was tagged by the always-wonderful Jenna at Bookmark Your Thoughts. She updated her graphics recently - go admire the new layout!   I copy-and-pasted the award basics from Jenna's site: "'Liebster' is a German word meaning beloved, dearest, sweetheart, or darling. For bloggers, the Liebster Award is… Continue reading The Liebster Award

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MINI BOOK REVIEW: Daughter of Smoke & Bone by Laini Taylor

First impression: "This looks really trashy." Second impression: "No one can see me reading this." My emotional journey: "This is stupid." "But it's written so beautifully." "Sold. I'm into it." "What's going on with the teeth?" "Wow, this is getting intense." "WHY IS HE ON FIRE!?!?" "NOOOOOO!" "NOOOOOOOOO!" "Okay, that took a turn." "I get… Continue reading MINI BOOK REVIEW: Daughter of Smoke & Bone by Laini Taylor

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BOOK REVIEW: Defy by Sara B. Larson

The premise: Alexa Hollen has been disguising herself as Alex Hollen for years to escape the king's ominous "breeding house." She and her twin brother Marcel are part of the prince's guard, sworn to protect Prince Damian above even the king. A series of events results in Alex being kidnapped, along with the prince and her… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Defy by Sara B. Larson

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BOOK REVIEW: The Infinite Moment of Us by Lauren Myracle

The premise: "Good girl" Wren Gray has just done the unthinkable--she's withdrawn from college and decided to move to Guatemala for a year, much to her controlling parents' chagrin. Wren continues to disappoint her parents by pursuing foster kid Charlie Parker. The rest of the book chronicles their intense, confusing, and ultimately triumphant relationship. I've… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: The Infinite Moment of Us by Lauren Myracle

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BOOK REVIEW: Geek Girl by Holly Smale

Tagline: Meet Harriet Manners. Girl. Geek. International supermodel? When I saw "New Girl" for the first time, I didn't think I'd like it. I started watching it as a joke and was surprised at how funny it was. The writing made me laugh out loud--a rarity--and, after one episode, I couldn't wait to watch another.… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Geek Girl by Holly Smale