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    New Release Book Blitz: Amethyst, The Shallows

    Today I’m with Lone Star Book Blog Tours to celebrate Kellye Abernathy’s newest release, Amethyst the Shadows! I’ll be back next month with a full review, but today, enjoy a sneak peek at this delightful book. It’s the sequel to her Young Adult tale titled The Aquamarine Surfboard, which I absolutely fell in love with. (You can read my review of it HERE!) Read on to learn about this delightful novel with a touch of magical realism – one of my favorite genres for any age. AMETHYST, THE SHALLOWS The Companion Novel to The Aquamarine SurfboardBy KELLYE ABERNATHY Young Adult / Magical Realism / Coming of AgeAtmosphere Press296 pagesFebruary 6, 2024…

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    Review: The Aquamarine Surfboard by Kellye Abernathy

    I was looking for an engaging, easy read that was positive and bright. The Aquamarine Surfboard by Kellye Abernathy – a young adult magical realism/coming of age story – was just what I needed. Read on to learn more about this book! MY REVIEW OF THE AQUAMARINE SURFBOARD Where to start? As the quote reads, “Age never matters, these things are about bravery and heart” – and that extends to this book as it is a delightful read suitable for for older middle grade, young adult, AND adult readers. I have a deep appreciation for a book that can be enjoyed by multiple ages. Part of the reason for this…

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    Swamp Thing: Twin Branches by Maggie Stiefvater

    Confession: graphic novels are NOT my usual genre. However, my teen who has recently fallen in love with them has been pushing me to step out of MY comfort zone. What better way to start than with Swamp Thing: Twin Branches, written by Maggie Stiefvater! I received an advanced copy of the book from DC Comics via NetGalley for review purposes; all opinions are my own. This post contains some affiliate links that may earn me a commission if you purchase through them. All The Deets: My Thoughts on Swamp Thing: Twin Branches The Story Swamp Thing: Twin Branches is dark and strange and beautiful. While I had initial hesitations…