Every Last Word by Tamara Ireland Stone – A Review

Every Last Word by Tamara Ireland Stone Young Adult | Contemporary Published by Disney-Hyperion Released June 16, 2015 Goodreads | Amazon Rating: Synopsis Samantha McAllister looks just like the rest of the popular girls in her junior class. But hidden beneath the straightened hair and expertly applied makeup is a secret that her friends would never […]

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Becoming by Michelle Obama – A Review

Becoming by Michelle Obama Non-Fiction | Memoir Published by Crown Released November 13, 2018 Goodreads | Amazon Rating: I feel the need to preface this review by admitting a bit of bias. I have a massive crush on Michelle Obama. When Barack Obama ran for the presidency in 2008, I was in college studying political science. […]

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Echo North by Joanna Ruth Meyer – A Review

Echo North by Joanna Ruth Meyer Young Adult | Fantasy | Fairy Tales Published by Page Street Publishing Released January 15, 2019 Goodreads | Amazon Rating: The only two things I knew about this book when I added it to my Goodreads TBR list were that it has an absolutely amazing cover and that it’s a fairy tale […]

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Not My Bag by Sina Grace – A Review

Not My Bag by Sina Grace Graphic Novel | Fiction | LGBT Published by Image Comics Released October 30, 2012 Goodreads | Amazon Rating: Working in retail, or any type of customer service, is difficult. You have to deal with the messiest, rudest people imaginable, and the work is rarely fulfilling. I worked in retail for […]

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Doctor Strange: The Fate of Dreams by Devin Grayson – A Review

Doctor Strange: The Fate of Dreams by Devin Grayson Young adult | Supernatural | Superhero Published by Marvel Released October 18, 2016 Goodreads | Amazon Rating: While I knew that DC Comics had published various novels based on their iconic comic book characters (such as Catwoman, Batman, and Wonder Woman), I wasn’t aware that Marvel had […]

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The Price Guide to the Occult by Leslye Walton – A Review

The Price Guide to the Occult by Leslye Walton Paranormal| Magical Realism | Young Adult Goodreads | Amazon Published by Candlewick Press Released March 13, 2018 Rating: Leslye Walton’s The Price Guide to the Occult follows the Blackburn women on an island in the Pacific Northwest. Eight generations of this family have lived on Anathema Island, founded by […]

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Shelf Life by Suzanne Strempek Shea – A Review

Shelf Life: Romance, Mystery, Drama, and Other Page-Turning Adventures from a Year in a Bookstore by Suzanne Strempek Shea Non-Fiction | Memoir Goodreads | Amazon Published by Beacon Press Released May 15, 2004 Rating: As a book lover, I take a lot of pleasure in hearing other people talk about their love of books, which is […]

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Trouble No Man by Brian Hart – A Review

Note: This review was originally published in December 2018, but I wanted to repost it in honor it being released today. It was one of my favorite books from 2018, and now that it’s finally out, I definitely recommend picking it up.  Trouble No Man by Brian Hart Fiction | Post-Apocalyptic Goodreads Published by Harper Perennial […]

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The Light Between Worlds by Laura Weymouth – A Review

The Light Between Worlds by Laura E. Weymouth Young Adult | Fantasy | Portal Fantasy Goodreads | Amazon Published by Harper Teen Released October 23, 2018 Rating: I remember the first time I heard of The Light Between Worlds – it was in a booktube video about new releases. As soon as I heard the premise I […]

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The Age of the Vikings by Anders Winroth – A Review

The Age of the Vikings by Anders Winroth Non-Fiction | History | Scandinavian History Published by Princeton University Press Released September 7, 2014 Goodreads Purchase: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Books-a-Million | Thriftbooks Author Links: Twitter Rating: History was always one of my favorite classes at school, and I miss a lot of the assigned […]

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Lady Killer Vol 1 by Joelle Jones & Jamie S. Rich – A Review

Lady Killer, Vol 1 by Joëlle Jones & Jamie S. Rich Graphic Novel | Thriller Published by Dark Horse Released September 15, 2015 Goodreads Purchase: Amazon | Books-a-Million Jamie S. Rich Links: Website Joëlle Jones Links: Website | Twitter | Tumblr Rating: The first book/graphic novel I finished in 2019 ended up being a re-read for me. […]

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The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey

The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey Young Adult | Science-Fiction Goodreads Published by G.P Putnam’s Sons Released May 7, 2013 Author Links: Website | Facebook | Twitter | YouTube Purchase: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Books-a-Million | Thriftbooks Synopsis The 5th Wave is a young adult science fiction novel about an extraterrestrial invasion of earth. The […]

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The Road by Cormac McCarthy

On this road there are no godspoke men. They are gone and I am left and they have taken with them the world. Query: How does the never to be differ from what never was? The Book The Road by Cormac McCarthy Post-Apocalyptic | Adult Fiction Published by Knopf Released September 26, 2006 Goodreads Author Links: […]

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Speak: The Graphic Novel by Laurie Halse Anderson – A Review

The Book Speak: The Graphic Novel by Laurie Halse Anderson, with art by Emily Carroll Published by Farrar Straus Giroux Released February 6, 2018 Goodreads Author Links: Website | Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | Tumblr Artist Links: Website | Twitter | Synopsis This book is the graphic novel adaptation of the novel, Speak. It’s about a […]

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Short Reviews

I’m almost always reading multiple books or comics at one time, and many of the smaller books I read are too short to warrant a long review. Therefore, I’ve gathered those books to review in one post! Note: All of these books were obtained through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Good Night, Kitty […]

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An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir – A Review

“I look up at the stars hanging low in a sky that makes me think I’m seeing the infinite. But beneath their cold gaze, I feel small. All the beauty of the stars means nothing when life here on earth is so ugly.” The Book An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir Published by Razorbill, […]

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Bunnicula by Deborah & James Howe

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The Book Bunnicula by Deborah and James Howe, illustrated by Alan Daniel Amazon | Goodreads Published by Scholastic Released 1979 Author Links: Website What It Is Bunnicula is a children’s book told from the point of view of two of a family’s pets: Harold, a dog who loves to eat, and his best friend Chester, a […]

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The Witches by Roald Dahl

The Book The Witches by Roald Dahl Amazon | Goodreads Published by Jonathan Cape, a division of Penguin Random House Released 1983 Author Links: Website | Goodreads | Twitter 10 Things You Should Know About Roald Dahl on His Birthday What Is It About? The Witches is a children’s book about a little boy that goes […]

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Book Review: City of Ghosts by Victoria Schwab

“Every time I get nervous or scared, I remind myself that every good story needs twists and turns. Every heroine needs an adventure.” The Book City of Ghosts by Victoria Schwab Amazon | Goodreads Author Links: Website | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | Tumblr Publisher: Scholastic, 2018 What It Is Cassidy Blake is a young […]

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Book Review: Mortals and Immortals of Greek Mythology by Francoise Rachmuhl

The Book Mortals and Immortals of Greek Mythology by Francoise Rachmuhl, illustrations by Charlotte Gastaut Amazon | Goodreads Children’s literature, mythology Published by Lion Forge, 2018 I received an ARC of this book for review through NetGalley What It Is This is a children’s book about the most important figures in Greek mythology. Each page […]

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Book Review: I’d Rather Be Reading by Anne Bogel

“We are readers. Books are an essential part of our lives and of our life stories. For us, reading isn’t just a hobby or a pastime; it’s a lifestyle.” The Book I’d Rather Be Reading: The Delights and Dilemmas of the Reading Life by Anne Bogel Amazon | Goodreads Author Links: Website | Facebook | […]

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Book Review: People of the Sun by Jason Parent

“So you’re a space camel vampire that derives superpowers from water? That’s not nearly as terrifying as your appearance suggests.” The Book People of the Sun by Jason Parent Author links: Website | Facebook | Twitter Publisher: Sinister Grin Press Science fiction Amazon | Goodreads Obtained from NetGalley What Is It About? Jason Parent’s People […]

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Book Review: Flora and the Shooting Stars by Chantal Van den Heuvel

The Book Flora and the Shooting Stars by Chantal Van den Heuvel, art by Daphne Collignon Amazon | Goodreads Graphic novel | Romance Published by Europe Comics Obtained through Netgalley What It Is Flora is a 40-something divorcee looking for romance after her marriage fails disastrously. She and her friends meet up frequently to talk about […]

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

The Book The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee Amazon | Goodreads Publisher: Katherine Tegan Books Published: 2017 Genre: Young adult, historical fiction, adventure, LGBT Author Links: Website | Twitter | Pinterest | Facebook | Youtube | Instagram What It Is Set in the 1700s, the story follows Henry Montague (“Monty”), his sister […]

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Book Review: Invincible Living by Guru Jagat

We’re in a new trajectory on the planet. This is a new time with new challenges, requirements, and rules of engagement than even five years ago. And part of what’s happening is that the entire psychomagnetic field of the Earth is changing. As a result of this shift in the Earth’s psychomagnetic field, there’s a […]

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Book Review: Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer

We were determined to ignore whatever needed to be ignored, to build a new world from nothing if nothing in our world could be salvaged. The Book Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer Goodreads What It Is Nine-year-old Oskar Schell is am an ambitious child, spending his time inventing, learning, acting, making […]

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Book Review: The Water Knife – Paolo Bacigalupi

Toomie sighed. “I used to know this Indian guy. Skinny dude, came over from India. Didn’t have a wife or family anymore. Maybe they were back there in India, I can’t remember. Anyway, the thing he said that stuck with me was that people are alone here in America. They’re all alone. And they don’t […]

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Book Review: The Old Man and the Sea – Ernest Hemingway

He looked across the sea and knew how alone he was now. But he could see the prisms in the deep dark water and the line stretching ahead and the strange undulation of the calm. The clouds were building up now for the trade wind and he looked ahead and saw a flight of wild […]

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