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Pride – Ibi Zoboi

Pride – Ibi Zoboi

Pride takes Jane Austen’s most popular novel “Pride and Prejudice” and places it in modern day Brooklyn. Instead of Elizabeth Bennett, we have Zuri Benitez. Zuri is a smart, no nonsense teenager with Afro-Latin roots. She has dreams of getting a college education, and doesn’t intend to let romance or boys get in her way. But when the wealthy Darcy brothers move into her “hood”, and her sister Janae starts to fall for one of them, Zuri’s pride and patience…

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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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Red, White & Royal Blue – Casey McQuiston

Red, White & Royal Blue – Casey McQuiston

Thinking about history makes me wonder how I’ll fit into it one day, I guess. And you too. I kinda wish people still wrote like that. History, huh? Bet we could make some. I’m just going to hit the ground running here by saying that this is now one of my favorite books of all time. I honestly don’t even know how I’m supposed to review this?? Other than to just do my usual fangirl flail and hope I properly…

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Unbecoming – Jenny Downham

Unbecoming – Jenny Downham

Unbecoming is a story that spans three generations, exploring the lives and the secrets of Mary (a grandmother), Catherine (a mother), and Katie (a daughter). The story begins at the end of Mary’s life, as she struggles with the onset of dementia and bonds with her granddaughter, Katie over their efforts to capture and contain Mary’s memories. Meanwhile, Katie is struggling with problems of her own; she’s kissed a girl- her best friend. She is terrified of what this means…

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99 Percent Mine – Sally Thorne

99 Percent Mine – Sally Thorne

**All quotes came from an uncorrected ARC and are subject to have changed “So, good T-shirts can die and go to heaven.” I grin at his expression: dismay, surprise, disapproval, and flattery, all erased in one blink. I’m addicted. “You’re still a teenage dirtbag.” Prim with disapproval, he looks at his watch. “And you’re still a hot grandpa.” Is it weird that my first thought when I sat down to write this was “HOW AM I SUPPOSED TO CHOOSE WHAT QUOTES…

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Josh and Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating – Christina Lauren

Josh and Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating – Christina Lauren

The way Emily describes it: when I meet someone I love, I become an octopus and wind my tentacles around their heart, tighter and tighter until they can’t deny they love me just the same. Ahhhhhh I loved this so much. Seriously by now I have come to the conclusion that these two literally cannot write a book that I will not like. They just keep getting better and better and at this very moment I can’t decide which one…

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Love and Other Words – Christina Lauren

Love and Other Words – Christina Lauren

It never occurred to me that love could be anything other than all-consuming. Even as a child, I knew I never wanted anything less. WELL, WELL, WELL. Another home run by these lovely ladies. I honestly had no idea that they had come out with another book until a few days ago when I was browsing Amazon, desperate for a book to read. When I came across this and read the synopsis, I knew that this would be the book…

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Beyond the Highland Mist

Beyond the Highland Mist

I had been suffering, as many people have, from “Droughtlander”, the emptiness created while waiting for Season 3 of Outlanders.  In desperation, I searched through the CRDL catalog looking for something to satisfy the longing to hear/read Scottish voices weaving stories of plaid, love, magic, lairds and warriors and came across a series by Karen Marie Moning called the “Highlander Romances”.  I checked out book one, Beyond the Highland Mist, and was treated to an engaging and steamy story of…

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The Hating Game – Sally Thorne

The Hating Game – Sally Thorne

Books were, and always would be, something a little magic and something to respect. The first thing I want to get out in the open for this review is how bad of an idea it is to judge this book by its cover. I have known about this book for months and even with seeing countless glowing reviews from different friends on here, I still thought that I would find it too cheesy because there was no possible way that there was a…

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Dating You / Hating you – Christina Lauren

Dating You / Hating you – Christina Lauren

Huge thank you to Gallery Books, NetGalley, and Christina Lauren for giving me the opportunity to read this eARC a few months ago! The following will be an open and honest review. You guys….I have seriously come to the conclusion that I will love every single thing that these two lovely ladies put out. I first read and loved the Wild Seasons books and then quickly moved onto the Beautiful Bastard series which I also devoured. They will never cease…

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