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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Review: Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake

Posted September 22, 2016 by Sabrina in Reviews / 2 Comments
Review: Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake

ReviewShort and Sweet:Three Dark Crowns is easily a top 2016 read for me. Loved it! I highly recommend it to fantasy lovers looking for a deliciously, dark new series.To Elaborate…Three ‘dark’ sister queens with powers and magic who have to fight to the death for the crown? Yes, please! From the moment I heard about […]

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Review: Vassa in the Night by Sarah Porter

Posted September 21, 2016 by Sabrina in Reviews / 3 Comments
Review: Vassa in the Night by Sarah Porter

ReviewShort and Sweet:What a weird, WEIRD, WONDERFUL book! I’ve truly never read a thing like it ever before and I doubt that I will ever again.To Elaborate…Vassa in the Night is not going to be for everyone. In fact, it may not be for most. I certainly had moments where I wondered what in the […]

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Blog Tour: Pasadena by Sherri L. Smith

Posted September 20, 2016 by Samantha in Uncategorized / 0 Comments
Blog Tour: Pasadena by Sherri L. Smith

Hi everyone! Welcome to my stop on the PASADENA blog tour!ReviewPrior to starting Pasadena, people had been comparing it to Veronica Mars, and I absolutely agree. If you love the noir, dirty underbelly side to mystery shows, Pasadena is exactly what you need. The story opens with Maggie’s death which the authorities rule a suicide, […]

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Review: The Row by J.R. Johansson

Posted September 12, 2016 by Samantha in Reviews / 2 Comments
Review: The Row by J.R. Johansson

ReviewThe majority of Riley Beckett’s interactions with her father have taken place in the visiting room of a prison. Her father is on death row, a convicted serial killer, and for years, he has sworn his innocence. When the execution date looms darker than ever, her father confesses his guilt to her, but then takes […]

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Review: Nemesis by Anna Banks

Posted September 8, 2016 by Samantha in Reviews / 5 Comments
Review: Nemesis by Anna Banks

ReviewShort and Sweet:Though there were times I struggled to connect with the story, I overall really enjoyed this unique world, tension filled romance, and exciting plot.To Elaborate…Princess Sepora is one the run. As the last Forger in five kingdoms, her father wants to use her as a weapon for war. Sepora refuses that fate, so […]

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WOW: Useless Bay by M.J. Beaufrand

Posted September 7, 2016 by Samantha in Waiting On Wednesday / 2 Comments
WOW: Useless Bay by M.J. Beaufrand

Waiting On Wednesday is hosted by Breaking The Spine .I requested a review copy of this as soon as I heard about it (and I can’t wait to read it!). Quintuplets?! Murder mystery?! Magical realism?!?! Yes, please.“A gritty, psychological thriller about a mythic set of sixteen-year-old quintuplets searching for a young boy.On Whidbey Island, the Gray […]

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