Category: Book Review

Book Review: A Curious Begi..

Book Review: A Curious Beginning by Deanna Raybourn

This is an extremely intelligent book which is something I love, books that have clever writing and dialogue are my favorite kinds. Our main character is living in Victorian England and she is a scientist who does expeditions aboard to study butterflies. She is a true unique character who I adore completely. Once her aunt dies and her place of residence gets broken into, a baron who knew the mother she had never met implores her to come to London with him for she is in grave danger. She only goes because she had planned on leaving anyways and this […]

Posted August 19, 2018
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Two Truths and a Lie: Histo..

Two Truths and a Lie: Histories and Mysteries Blog Tour

This is such a fun nonfiction series. All of the information is engaging and interesting, even the lies side of the book include true stories with information changed to make it untrue. I enjoyed the quizzes and extra bits of information. It’s a fully engaging book that will keep you reading for hours! Even as an adult, I found myself really enjoying my read through this book. The authors do a great job including a wide variety of topics so as to engage readers who have different interests. This book definitely makes reading nonfiction fun and I wish more books […]

Posted June 28, 2018
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Honestly Ben by Bill Konigs..

Honestly Ben by Bill Konigsberg Book Review

Wow just wow. It’s been a while since a book hit me so hard. I read Openly Straight, openly honestly yesterday and then this one today and I love these people with every fiber of my being. Toby is one of the bravest, amazing interesting human I have ever encountered. I also adore Alfie-gaga he is just so unapologetically himself and I totally see why him and Toby are best friends. I would die for a book about the two of them just playing scanner pong and Toby learning more about his gender-fluidness. I of course adore Ben and Rafe, […]

Posted June 17, 2018
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Dress codes for Small Towns..

Dress codes for Small Towns Book Review

This book did a great job of developing the characters, and making the reader love them just as much as the main character does. The friendship dynamic in this is to die for and I envy Billie so much. I have never really had very close friendships in my life especially not to the extent as the characters in this book and I really enjoyed that while I was reading this book I almost felt a part of their group. I really love the way they get each other, like they will be talking and the other will say something […]

Posted June 13, 2018
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Stranger Than Fanfiction Bo..

Stranger Than Fanfiction Book Review

Hey guys, Jessica here I recently listened to the audiobook for Stranger than Fanfiction by Chris Colfer and it is now without a doubt one of my favorite books. There was a ton of diversity in this such as there is a transgender MC, a gay PoC MC, some side characters of different nationalities. Its about this group of friends that is obsessed with a very popular tv show they all meet up once a week and watch the new episode together and it just reminded me a lot of the time when I would meet up with my friends […]

Posted April 5, 2018
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People Like Us Book Review

People Like Us Book Review

I recently read People Like Us by Dana Mele and wow what an amazing Sapphic trip. Basically we are following a group of friends who attend an all girls boarding school one night after a dance they are walking down to the lake and find the body of a fellow classmate. Our main character Kay ends up receiving an email from the dead girl that basically instructs her to air all of the secrets about people at the school to get them off the class roster. Which basically is helping her figure out who the killed her. Kay is sexually […]

Posted April 1, 2018
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Book Review: The Empty Grav..

Book Review: The Empty Grave – Blog Tour & Giveaway

Find it: Amazon, B&N, iBooks, TBD, Goodreads Additional Books in the Series: THE SCREAMING STAIRCASE , THE WHISPERING SKULL , THE HOLLOW BOY, THE CREEPING SHADOW. I’ve loved this series from the first book, which I first encountered when I was a CYBILS judge the year it won. It was a clear winner, so far reaching above any book I had read that year. I just love the mix of great characters, the absolutely stunning setting of London with ghosts, and some of the more horrific scenes that keep me coming back. While there are some terribly horrific moments, there’s lots of humor and banter, […]

Posted September 14, 2017
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Book Review: The Golden Com..

Book Review: The Golden Compass

  The Golden Compass was my gateway book into fantasy. I remember stalking bookstores and looking for the sequels to come out (a time before Amazon and Goodreads). Set in an alternate London, Lyra is an orphan and warded with one of Oxford’s colleges. Her uncle is the esteemed and frightening Lord Asriel – who has discovered “Dust” – a particle that he suspects will lead to the discovery of an alternate universe. She ends up in the care of Mrs. Coulter, who seems like a mother but in a cold way. When Lyra finds out that her best friend […]

Posted July 6, 2017
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