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To Kill a Kingdom – Alexandra Christo

To Kill a Kingdom – Alexandra Christo

“You should pay less mind to fairy tales, Elian, or that’s all you’ll become.” When he leaves, I think about if that would be awful, or beautiful. Could it really be such a bad thing, to become a story whispered to children in the dead of night? A song they sing to one another while they play. While the writing in this book wasn’t exactly my cup of tea at first (I felt like there was a lot more telling…

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Serious Moonlight – Jenn Bennett

Serious Moonlight – Jenn Bennett

When I first found out that there was a new YA contemporary coming out from Jenn Bennett, I was ecstatic. I’ve found that in my old age, (har har) I’m not drawn to young adult contemporaries like I used to be. This is so annoying but I’ve gotten to the point where instead of sympathizing with the main characters and their problems, I tend to side with their parents now (or what their parents would/should say if they ever were…

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The Girl the Sea Gave Back – Adrienne Young

The Girl the Sea Gave Back – Adrienne Young

Ohhhhh boy that ending. Of all of the books to have an open ending WHY DOES IT HAVE TO BE THIS ONE?!?! Even though it actually makes perfect sense with how the rest of the book was set up, that doesn’t mean I have to like it!!! Okay, soooo I only recently, and yes, finally, got around to reading Sky in the Deep. I obviously LOVED it and immediately ran to request this ARC. The cover is SO gorgeous and I…

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Say You Still Love Me – K. A. Tucker

Say You Still Love Me – K. A. Tucker

It seems crazy to me that reading about summer camp will elicit a feeling of nostalgia within me when I’ve never actually even been to a summer camp before. Books like this get me every. Single. Time. AND make me want to go back in time and experience these things for myself! This is a book about Piper and Kyle and flashes back and forth between the present and the summer they met at Camp Wawa as teens. While at…

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Rage (Stormheart #2) – Cora Carmack

Rage (Stormheart #2) – Cora Carmack

I always appreciate when books start out just about where the previous one in the series left off and that’s exactly what this one did. The group of hunters had made it back to Pavan only to find out that Aurora’s kingdom is now in complete disarray. It’s easy to tell that something just isn’t right and Aurora knows she needs to do whatever necessary to get into that castle. This book, to me, felt quite a bit different than…

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Aurora Rising (The Aurora Cycle #1) – Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman

Aurora Rising (The Aurora Cycle #1) – Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman

You know you’ve read an exceptionally good book when you relish the idea of writing your review as soon as you’re done because you want to impress upon everyone the exact emotions you were feeling as soon as you’ve reached the last page. Guys. I know we’re only a quarter of the way through 2019 but I’ve read some good books so far. This….is one of the best. As much as I loved Finale (Stephanie Garber) this might honestly have been better….

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The Last Hope (The Raging Ones #2) by Krista and Becca Ritchie

The Last Hope (The Raging Ones #2) by Krista and Becca Ritchie

Maydayyyyyy. One of two things always happen when I finish a really great book. Either I immediately can write an extremely long and gushing review OR I get stuck in the haze that is a major book hangover and have to wait until a later time to actually leave a review. I currently feel like I’m stuck in the later of those two options but I need to just get this review into the world anyway. It’s probably because I just started…

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The Raging Ones (The Raging Ones #1) – Krista and Becca Ritchie

The Raging Ones (The Raging Ones #1) – Krista and Becca Ritchie

We found each other in the winter wood. He threw his arms around me like I’d been his long-lost friend. I hugged him like I was meeting my soul again. There are some moments and some feelings that I can’t even explain. I’m a young man of medicine and science and logic, but the sentiments I wield for Mykal transcend all three. Dang you guys this was good. I mean I don’t know why I ever was worried because I…

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Sky Without Stars (System Divine #1) – Jessica Brody, Joanne Rendell

Sky Without Stars (System Divine #1) – Jessica Brody, Joanne Rendell

The rich traded goods and extravagances. While the poor traded dreams and ideas. From The Chronicles of the Sisterhood, Volume 12, Chapter 1 When I first came across this book, I wasn’t so much drawn in by the fact that it was a Les Mis retelling. It really was as simple as me seeing “where she guards and protects the last surviving library on the planet” in the synopsis. Little did I know, that was going to be one of the…

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Bloodwitch (The Witchlands #3) – Susan Dennard

Bloodwitch (The Witchlands #3) – Susan Dennard

“From the day she had stabbed Aeduan in the heart, that heart had become hers—and she would not let this be his end.”  Why. Aren’t. More. People. Reading. This. Series?!@?!?! WHY. I’m serious. Sooz’s writing is on an entirely different level than like 80% of the stuff currently out right now in YA fantasy. Yes it’s complex. (When has that ever been a bad thing?) Yes, sometimes you can lose track of what’s happening and where it’s happening. (That’s what…

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