The Dead Queens Club by Hannah Capin (ARC): Fresh, Exciting, and Unflinchingly a Big Mood™

5 stars A clever contemporary YA retelling of Henry VIII and his wives (or, in this case, his high school girlfriends), The Dead Queens Club tells the story from the perspective of Annie Marck aka Cleves, a 17-year-old aspiring journalist who meets Henry at summer camp. Beingn girlfriend number four is hard, and Cleves is the only girlfriend to … Continue reading The Dead Queens Club by Hannah Capin (ARC): Fresh, Exciting, and Unflinchingly a Big Mood™

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Writer Wednesday: Author Interview with Rachel Lynn Solomon on Our Year of Maybe (+ Giveaway!)

I have practically been squealing in my seat for WEEKS waiting to share this interview with y'all, and it's finally here! *cue party poppers* I am so happy to have Rachel Lynn Solomon on the blog today, talking about her sophomore novel, Our Year of Maybe. I've read it and HOLY COW it is fantastic! Just as amazing … Continue reading Writer Wednesday: Author Interview with Rachel Lynn Solomon on Our Year of Maybe (+ Giveaway!)

Our Year of Maybe by Rachel Lynn Solomon (DRC): A Poignant Tale of Friendship and Moving On

4.5 stars Sophie would do anything for Peter, who has been on the kidney transplant list as long as she’s known him. He’s everything to Sophie: best friend, musical collaborator, secret crush. And when she learns she’s a match, donating a kidney is an easy, obvious choice. She can’t help wondering if after the transplant, he’ll … Continue reading Our Year of Maybe by Rachel Lynn Solomon (DRC): A Poignant Tale of Friendship and Moving On

Writer Wednesday: Character Interview with Characters from Tiana Smith’s Match Me If You Can (+Giveaway!)

Welcome to this week's Writer Wednesdays post! I have Tiana Smith--or rather, the characters from Tiana Smith's debut, Match Me If You Can, on the blog today, chatting all about the spicy drama happening in Match Me If You Can! And oh, it's spicy. I'm really excited for y'all to read this character interview! Not only do you get to meet some of … Continue reading Writer Wednesday: Character Interview with Characters from Tiana Smith’s Match Me If You Can (+Giveaway!)

7 Atmospheric Reads: The Spooky, the Magical, and the Mysterious + Make Your Own

There are so many cool novels that came out/are coming out that feel really atmospheric. I know when I say this most people jump to the sound of "spooky, mysterious, enchanting" but even more than that, I think it applies to any sort of novel with a really strong setting and environment that just engrosses … Continue reading 7 Atmospheric Reads: The Spooky, the Magical, and the Mysterious + Make Your Own

Match Me If You Can by Tiana Smith (ARC): A Sweet Contemporary Romance

4 stars Mia's best friend Robyn refuses to set Mia up with the guy of her dreams, so Mia to take matters into her own hands and uses Robyn's matchmaking service to make sure the popular Vince Demetrius falls for her. Vince asks her out, but Mia doesn't count on Logan who seems to like her … Continue reading Match Me If You Can by Tiana Smith (ARC): A Sweet Contemporary Romance

Writer Wednesday: Author Interview with RuthAnne Snow on When the Truth Unravels (+ Giveaway!)

Welcome to the very first Writer Wednesday! Today I have RuthAnne Snow on the blog talking about her debut, When the Truth Unravels, the friendships and different themes in the novel, and a little bit about writing distinct voices for you writers out there! I'm so excited for y'all to read what RuthAnne has to say and learn … Continue reading Writer Wednesday: Author Interview with RuthAnne Snow on When the Truth Unravels (+ Giveaway!)

Best of 2018: Hidden Gems + Underappreciated Books

To end 2018, every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday left in the year will be dedicated to a list of 6 books that absolutely wowed me this year. Today is dedicated to all those hidden gems, partly inspired by Mackenzi Lee's awesome new trend, #HypeYour5 underrated 2018 books (which, I couldn't help but top and … Continue reading Best of 2018: Hidden Gems + Underappreciated Books

Favorite Feel-Good Reads, Why They’re Important, & Life Updates!

As I start to write this post, I'm anxiously waiting for my dream college decision (t-minus 7 minutes). SUPER HUGE ASIDE TIME (for life updates): I got in, y'all!!! I'm going to college next year which is something that I feel like has dominated my life for so long, and now I finally got in … Continue reading Favorite Feel-Good Reads, Why They’re Important, & Life Updates!