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Review | The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee

Genre: YA Historical | Diversity: queer MC + biracial chronically ill LI My Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Goodreads Blurb Henry “Monty” Montague was born and bred to be a gentleman, but he was never one to be tamed. The finest boarding schools in England and the constant disapproval of his father haven’t been able to curb any of his… Continue reading Review | The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee

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Review | Queens of Geek by Jen Wilde

Genre: YA Contemporary | Diversity: bi Chinese MC + fat, anxious autistic MC My Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Goodreads Blurb When BFFs Charlie, Taylor and Jamie go to SupaCon, they know it’s going to be a blast. What they don’t expect is for it to change their lives forever. Charlie likes to stand out. SupaCon is her chance to show… Continue reading Review | Queens of Geek by Jen Wilde

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Releasing Soon: Aftercare Instructions + Girl on the Verge | Mini-Reviews

Today I will be spotlighting two books releasing next week, on June 27th. I received e-ARCs of both of these books and the opinions that follow are my own. Aftercare Instructions by Bonnie Pipkin Genre: YA Contemporary | Diversity: Mental Health (grief) | My Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Goodreads Blurb— “Troubled.” That’s seventeen-year-old Genesis according to her small New Jersey town. She… Continue reading Releasing Soon: Aftercare Instructions + Girl on the Verge | Mini-Reviews

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Trope Tuesday: My Love-Hate Relationship with Romance in YA

Trope Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by A.J. @ Lacy Literacy. The goal is to discuss a trope you are indifferent to, love, hate, or think is problematic. Fair Warning: I’m gonna be on my soapbox like crazy for this (but that’s what Trope Tuesday is about, right?) I grew up on YA fiction… Continue reading Trope Tuesday: My Love-Hate Relationship with Romance in YA

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ARC Review | Girl Out Of Water

Girl Out of Water by Laura Silverman Genre: YA Contemporary | Release Date: May 2, 2017 | My Rating:  Synopsis (from Goodreads): Anise Sawyer plans to spend every minute of summer with her friends: surfing, chowing down on fish tacos drizzled with wasabi balsamic vinegar, and throwing bonfires that blaze until dawn. But when a serious… Continue reading ARC Review | Girl Out Of Water

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ARC Review | Between Two Skies

Between Two Skies by Joanne O'Sullivan Genre: Historical YA  | Release Date: April 25, 2017 | My Rating:  Synopsis (from Goodreads): Hurricane Katrina sets a teenage girl adrift. But a new life — and the promise of love — emerges in this rich, highly readable debut. Bayou Perdu, a tiny fishing town way, way down in Louisiana,… Continue reading ARC Review | Between Two Skies

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Review | The Upside of Unrequited

 The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli Genre: YA contemporary | Diversity: anxious MC & queer side characters  My Rating:  Synopsis (from Goodreads):  Seventeen-year-old Molly Peskin-Suso knows all about unrequited love. 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… Continue reading Review | The Upside of Unrequited

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Diversity Spotlight Thursday: Mental Health & Other Diversity

Diversity Spotlight Thursday is a weekly meme hosted by Aimal @ Bookshelves and Paperbacks. The goal: talk about diverse books! The meme features 3 diverse books—1 diverse book you read and enjoyed, 1 diverse book that you haven’t read yet, and 1 diverse book that hasn’t been released yet. Two weeks ago, I talked about… Continue reading Diversity Spotlight Thursday: Mental Health & Other Diversity

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Trope Tuesday: Unlikeable Characters

Trope Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by A.J. @ Lacy Literacy. The goal is to discuss a trope you are indifferent to, love, hate, or think is problematic. This week, I’m going to be discussing the oft-cited trope of the “unlikable” main character. First off, I think it’s important to get an idea of… Continue reading Trope Tuesday: Unlikeable Characters

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Diversity Spotlight Thursday: Depression/Anxiety in YA

Diversity Spotlight Thursday is a weekly meme hosted by Aimal @ Bookshelves and Paperbacks. The goal: talk about diverse books! The meme features 3 diverse books—1 diverse book you read and enjoyed, 1 diverse book that you haven’t read yet, and 1 diverse book that hasn’t been released yet. This is my first time participating in… Continue reading Diversity Spotlight Thursday: Depression/Anxiety in YA