November Giveaway: #ownvoices Books! (US Only)

Posted November 16, 2016 by Samantha in Giveaways / 0 Comments
November Giveaway: #ownvoices Books! (US Only)

I’m SUPER behind on the November giveaway, so I’m going to extend this until mid-December. This is a US only giveaway (sorry!), you must be 13 or older to enter, and remember that any giveaway-only accounts will be disqualified.For this giveaway, I’m featuring some of my favorite #ownvoices books. We are in crucial need of […]

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Review: Wish by Barbara O’Connor

Posted October 24, 2016 by Samantha in Reviews / 4 Comments
Review: Wish by Barbara O’Connor

ReviewCharlie Reese has been making wishes since the fourth grade- or rather, she’s been making the same wish since then. After being sent to live with unfamiliar relatives far away from the city, she doesn’t think her wish will ever come true. As she befriends a boy named Howard, a dog named Wishbone, and gets […]

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October 2016 New Release Giveaway Hop! INT!

Posted October 15, 2016 by Sabrina in Giveaways / 2 Comments
October 2016 New Release Giveaway Hop! INT!

Happy October, lovelies!This month we’re giving away one of this month’s new release books! You can choose any October 2016 new release of your choice, up to $17. This giveaway is international, as long as The Book Depository ships to your location free of charge (find that out here!) There are soooo many pretties releasing this month!I grabbed Shannon’s […]

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Blog Tour: Beast by Brie Spangler

Posted October 10, 2016 by Samantha in Uncategorized / 2 Comments
Blog Tour: Beast by Brie Spangler

ReviewShort and Sweet:I enjoyed this unique and exciting take on ‘The Beauty and the Beast,’ featuring a fantastic couple to ship.To Elaborate…At school, Dylan has the nickname ‘Beast.’ Between his large size, muscles, and hair, he’s felt defined by his physical appearance since he was young. When he has an accident on a roof that […]

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Review: A Darkly Beating Heart by Lindsay Smith

Posted October 3, 2016 by Samantha in Reviews / 2 Comments
Review: A Darkly Beating Heart by Lindsay Smith

ReviewCombine angry and hurt girls + diversity + Japan setting (present and historical) + time travel + everything awesome, and you get the incredible A DARKLY BEATING HEART. From the first page, this gritty and dark novel consumes you, and it doesn’t stop until the last page (and if you’re me, you’re still going to […]

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Discussion Post: Depression in YA

Posted September 28, 2016 by Samantha in Discusssion Posts, Uncategorized / 6 Comments
Discussion Post: Depression in YA

[graphic that says “Discussion Post” with birds and trees in the background]Discussion PostContent warning: depression, suicideHi all! I’m back again with a discussion post. As many of you know, I have depression, and I’m so passionate about diversity in books, particularly authentic representations of characters with mental illness(es). It’s not uncommon for me to bring […]

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WOW: Wildings by Eleanor Glewwe

Posted September 28, 2016 by Samantha in Waiting On Wednesday / 2 Comments
WOW: Wildings by Eleanor Glewwe

Waiting On Wednesday is hosted by Breaking The Spine .“A captivating fantasy about the bond between twins, and the power of children to stand up for what’s right.Rivka is one of the magical elite and the daughter of an important ambassador. But she harbors a deep secret: She once had a twin brother, Arik. When Arik […]

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Review: Afterward by Jennifer Mathieu

Posted September 27, 2016 by Samantha in Reviews / 1 Comment
Review: Afterward by Jennifer Mathieu

ReviewWhen Caroline’s autistic little brother, Dylan, is rescued from a kidnapper after a few days, the police also find, Ethan, a teen who has been held captive for four years. Now that both of them are back, and in the same neighborhood, both families are dealing with the new changes. Caroline wants to know what […]

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