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Review | Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson

Ellingham Academy is a famous private school in Vermont for the brightest thinkers, inventors, and artists. It was founded by Albert Ellingham, an early twentieth century tycoon, who wanted to make a wonderful place full of riddles, twisting pathways, and gardens. “A place” he said, “where learning is a game.” Shortly after the school opened, his wife and...

Review | The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli

Seventeen-year-old Molly Peskin-Suso knows all about unrequited love—she’s lived through it twenty-six times. She crushes hard and crushes often, but always in secret. Because no matter how many times her twin sister, Cassie, tells her to woman up, Molly can’t stomach the idea of rejection. So she’s careful. Fat girls always have to be careful. Then a cute new girl...

5 Reasons I Loved To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before

I love romcoms. Although they often require some suspension of disbelief, they typically feel realistic enough that it’s easy to imagine yourself in the same situation as the romantic lead — a connection that is less likely to happen with other genres. Critics tend to call them “formulaic” or “cliche”: there’s a meet-cute moment, “will-they-won’t-they” moments that add to...

Top Ten Binge-Worthy TV Shows

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly book meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. Each week, she posts an idea relating to books and encourages other book bloggers to respond with their own top ten lists. This week’s topic is “top ten binge-worthy TV shows/amazing movies.” I just got Netflix this year so it’s safe to say that this is...

Review | The Wicked Deep by Shea Ernshaw

Welcome to the cursed town of Sparrow… Where, two centuries ago, three sisters were sentenced to death for witchery. Stones were tied to their ankles and they were drowned in the deep waters surrounding the town. Now, for a brief time each summer, the sisters return, stealing the bodies of three weak-hearted girls so that they may seek...

August 2018: Monthly Wrap-Up

September is almost upon us! 🍂🍃 I’m so excited to bring out my cardigans, comfy sweaters, and beanies – this girl does not thrive in the heat. Waiting for both fall weather and my Peter Kavinsky like… This past month was particularly difficult for me: the loss of a long-term relationship, having to move out of my wonderfully air-conditioned apartment...

ARC Review | Toil & Trouble

A young adult fiction anthology of 15 stories featuring contemporary, historical, and futuristic stories featuring witchy heroines who are diverse in race, class, sexuality, religion, geography, and era. Are you a good witch or a bad witch? Glinda the Good Witch. Elphaba the Wicked Witch. Willow. Sabrina. Gemma Doyle. The Mayfair Witches. Ursula the Sea Witch. Morgan le...

Top Ten Boarding School Books

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly book meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. Each week, she posts an idea relating to books and encourages other book bloggers to respond with their own top ten lists. This week’s topic is a back-to-school freebie so I picked ten of my favourite boarding school books/series. Harry Potter series Gemma Doyle trilogy...

Review | The Smoke Thieves by Sally Green

The Smoke Thieves was described as A Game of Thrones for a YA audience, though its multiple perspectives, the warring kingdoms and many character deaths were the only similarities – beyond that, The Smoke Thieves is comprised primarily of common fantasy tropes, making for a rather generic read. With one of the opening scenes involving actual demon hunting, I expected the demon smoke...