Switchback by Danika Stone: Author Interview, INTL Giveaway, & My Thoughts!

I'm really excited to share this mega post with y'all today, with not only an interview with Danika about Switchback, her upcoming survival story YA novel, but also an INTL giveaway and my own review! Switchback is such a cool novel and I really really enjoyed it. It's something I think a lot of younger … Continue reading Switchback by Danika Stone: Author Interview, INTL Giveaway, & My Thoughts!

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Stressed About College? These Book Recs Are For You!

I've had this grouping of book recs typed up for a while, and in the wake of the whole US College Bribery scandal happening, I thought it would be a great moment to finally post this list of books! (What better time than now?) If you've ever been stressed about college apps and paying for … Continue reading Stressed About College? These Book Recs Are For You!

Small Town Hearts by Lillie Vale: A Sweet Summer Romance feat. So. Many. Baked Goods

5 stars Babe Vogel loves the town of Oar’s Rest—she’s grown up here all her life with her best friends Penny and Chad, loves her job at the café The Busy Bean, and can’t imagine anywhere she’d rather be. But in the summer after graduation, everything is changing. Not only have Penny and Chad broken … Continue reading Small Town Hearts by Lillie Vale: A Sweet Summer Romance feat. So. Many. Baked Goods

That’s Not What I Heard by Stephanie Kate Strohm Blog Tour

OMG! Did you hear about Teddy and Kim? The That's Not What I Heard blog tour has started and I've heard ALL the new about why Teddy and Kim are breaking up. Someone said that Teddy is moving to Italy, you know? And also he released all those snakes on the first floor omg!!! You should totally check out … Continue reading That’s Not What I Heard by Stephanie Kate Strohm Blog Tour

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™

On Classics, YA, and High School English: Why Teens Avoid Classics

With the whole "Book Opinion" thing on Twitter last month (if you were on near the holidays, you know what I mean), there's been a lot of hot takes on classics and the classroom and how they apply to modern teens. And so, I'm here to bring a little perspective as a modern high schooler … Continue reading On Classics, YA, and High School English: Why Teens Avoid Classics

That’s Not What Happened by Kody Keplinger (ARC): The Aftermath of a School Shooting & Telling Truth from Lies

3.5 stars The Virgil County High School Massacre changed the lives of Lee and many others in her community. And three years after the massacre and when her best friend was killed, Lee decides she must speak up against the falsehoods published about the shooting. Specifically on her best friend Sarah's story--that she died proclaiming … Continue reading That’s Not What Happened by Kody Keplinger (ARC): The Aftermath of a School Shooting & Telling Truth from Lies

Tell Me No Lies by Adele Griffin: The 80s Contemporary You’ve Always Wanted, Told through GIFs (+Giveaway!)

Hello! Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for Adele Griffin's Tell Me No Lies! I wanted to do something fun and a little bit silly for this blog tour. This is a book about fitting in and the pressures of high school, and even though it's set in the 80s, which feels like … Continue reading Tell Me No Lies by Adele Griffin: The 80s Contemporary You’ve Always Wanted, Told through GIFs (+Giveaway!)