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TOP TEN TUESDAY: One-Word Reviews for the Last Ten Books I Read

Today's Top Ten Tuesday involved minimal writing! It was still harder than I expected! These are the last ten books I read (not including rereads) and a one-word review for each. Let's go. The Jasmine Throne by Tasha Suri One-word review: Plant-based The Indifferent Stars Above: The Harrowing Tale of a Donner Party Bride by… Continue reading TOP TEN TUESDAY: One-Word Reviews for the Last Ten Books I Read

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TOP TEN TUESDAY: Books Too Good to Review Properly

I have a notoriously difficult time reviewing books. Today's Top Ten Tuesday asks me to list books that are SO good, they leave me speechless. Here are some books that I really enjoyed and also can't review. When I try to write about them, I blubber incoherently about my feelings. Transcendent Kingdom by Yaa Gyasi… Continue reading TOP TEN TUESDAY: Books Too Good to Review Properly

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Nikita reviews ‘Coo’ by Kaela Noel

My friend Nikita, who is easily one of the funniest people I've ever met, messaged me about a middle-grade book she read a couple months ago. She gave me permission to post her no holds barred review of Coo by Kaela Noel. I made some minor edits for clarity; the rest is all Nikita. Please… Continue reading Nikita reviews ‘Coo’ by Kaela Noel

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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