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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Paperback Crush!: 2019 Paperback Cover Changes I’m In LOVE With

I love seeing hardcovers as much as the next person, but I've grown to appreciate paperbacks for so many reasons. (I actually like using all formats at once, and there's pros and cons to each, but my love for paperbacks has been growing.) Not only are they more affordable (and therefore accessible to teens and … Continue reading Paperback Crush!: 2019 Paperback Cover Changes I’m In LOVE With

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!)

Year of the Asian Reading Challenge 2019: Have Fun Reading More Diversely! 🎉

I am so so excited to announce this challenge to y'all! 2019 is full of so many awesome releases by Asian authors, and I can't boost them enough! So me and some friends (CW, Lily, & Shealea) have started this reading challenge so we can enjoy awesome Asian novels--old and new--as well as have fun … Continue reading Year of the Asian Reading Challenge 2019: Have Fun Reading More Diversely! 🎉

A Magical Tale: Echo North by Joanna Ruth Meyer (Interview + Review + Giveaway!)

I am so so excited to bring you not just one, but two interviews this week as I talk with Joanna Ruth Meyer about Echo North, her magical sophomore novel! If you love fairytales and enchanting, atmospheric novels, and MAGICAL LIBRARIES (!!!), then you have to check out Echo North. It's all of this and more. Almost … Continue reading A Magical Tale: Echo North by Joanna Ruth Meyer (Interview + Review + 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

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

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