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A Heart So Fierce and Broken (Cursebreakers #2) – Brigid Kemmerer

A Heart So Fierce and Broken (Cursebreakers #2) – Brigid Kemmerer

4.5 “Must you men make everything about violence?” I say. “Not every problem can be solved by the edge of a sword.” This was SO good. Even after reading my review from A Curse So Dark and Lonely, I can’t say that I remember a whole lot about the first book in this series. I remember liking it but not being completely in love. I also remember wanting to focus more on Rhen since he was the actual love interest/ part of the…

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A Curse So Dark and Lonely (Cursebreakers #1) – Brigid Kemmerer

A Curse So Dark and Lonely (Cursebreakers #1) – Brigid Kemmerer

“I am always surprised to discover that when the world seems darkest, there exists the greatest opportunity for light.” Okayyyyy, folks. I’m sitting here trying to figure out how exactly I should approach this review. On one hand, as you can see, I gave it four stars. Obviously that means that I really enjoyed this book. I loved the characters, it was SUCH a great new take on a retelling of Beauty and the Beast, and the writing sucked me…

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Starsight (Skyward#2) – Brandon Sanderson

Starsight (Skyward#2) – Brandon Sanderson

“You know the worst part about being in charge, Spin?” “No, sir.” “Perspective. When you’re young, you can assume that everyone older than you has life figured out. Once you get command yourself, you realize we’re all just the same kids wearing older bodies.” I’m currently sitting here, drinking my coffee, trying to decide how I want this review to start. Even though this was a perfect second novel in a series to me, I just didn’t fall as hard…

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Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour – Morgan Matson

Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour – Morgan Matson

“Tomorrow will be better.” “But what if it’s not?” I asked. “Then you say it again tomorrow. Because it might be. You never know, right? At some point, tomorrow will be better.” I feel like I must preface this review by saying that I picked it up because this was my Young Adult book club for adults (lol) book choice for this month. I honestly was NOT excited to do a YA contemporary because lately I’ve been feeling old and jaded…

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We Have Always Lived In The Castle – Shirley Jackson

We Have Always Lived In The Castle – Shirley Jackson

A perfect spooky read this October! From the author of the famous short story “The Lottery”, comes a complicated novel with similar tones of murder, mob mentality and public shunning. This book seems to defy a specific genre. We Have Always Lived in the Castle included multiple elements, making it seem a historic-classic-murder-mystery-horror-fairytale. The story follows the two Blackwell sisters; Mary Catherine Blackwell (18 years old) and Constance Blackwell (28 years old). These young women live with their dying uncle…

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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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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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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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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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