Blood and…: Common Title Phrases #1

This post isn't as gory as it looks, I swear. Although you may be taken aback with horror after finding out just how many bloody books there are. Blood has quickly become one of those uber popular books (along with royalty words and stars and all sorts of vauge-ish concepts and objects). And I'm pretty … Continue reading Blood and…: Common Title Phrases #1

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The Future Will Be BS-Free by Will McIntosh (DRC): Lie Detectors, Genius Kids, and a Corrupt Government

3 stars Sam and his friends, after having their high school for the gifted shut down, have been working on a tiny, undetectable, utterly reliable lie detector. They're in it for the money--all of them except Theo, that is. Theo wants to create a better world, a BS-free one where honesty will thrive. But Theo … Continue reading The Future Will Be BS-Free by Will McIntosh (DRC): Lie Detectors, Genius Kids, and a Corrupt Government

Things that Are Iffy to Me in the Book Community (From a Teen’s Perspective)

Alright, look. You know the sayings about kids being overly honest or whatever? Well, this is an instance where I'm calling you adults out. #sorrynotsorry Even though I'm a teen, not technically a "kid," teen books still falls under #kidlit so teenagers must still qualify as kids. Semantics. Anyways, sometimes things in the book community are … Continue reading Things that Are Iffy to Me in the Book Community (From a Teen’s Perspective)

I Am Still Alive by Kate Alice Marshall: Another Survival Story

3 stars Jess hasn't seen her off-the-grid dad in over a decade. But after a car crash kills her mother and leaves Jess injured, she's forced to live with him in the remote Canadian wilderness. But when her dad's past pays a visit, Jess is left stranded with a burned cabin and a murdered father.She … Continue reading I Am Still Alive by Kate Alice Marshall: Another Survival Story

Grace and Fury by Tracy Banghart: A Fierce, Feminist Fantasy That Fights Oppression

4.5 stars Sisters Serina and Nomi have very different fates: one in the palace, one in prison. Serina has been groomed her whole life to be a Grace, someone to stand by the heir to the throne as the shining, subjugated example of a perfect woman, while Nomi, her rebellious younger sister, has been groomed … Continue reading Grace and Fury by Tracy Banghart: A Fierce, Feminist Fantasy That Fights Oppression

A Supply of New Books from July!: Most Anticipated July 2018 Releases

I say this almost every month but SERIOUSLY YA IS ROCKIN' THE NEW RELEASES THIS YEAR! Today I have for you 10 books that come out this month that I am so so excited for! (There are even 5 Tuesdays this month meaning more releases than usual!) It was definitely a toughie narrowing these down, … Continue reading A Supply of New Books from July!: Most Anticipated July 2018 Releases

Tips and Tricks for Getting More ARCs at Book Con & What an Haul Looks Like (2018)

I preemptively apologize for how US centric this post is, but also I'm the type of person who likes to torture myself reading about cons I could never go to and plan trips that will never happen (aka me watching the ALA posts last weekend) and I thought I'd never make it to BookCon, but … Continue reading Tips and Tricks for Getting More ARCs at Book Con & What an Haul Looks Like (2018)