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    The Girl of Hawthorn And Glass by Adan Jerreat-Poole – Book Review

    If you’re looking for a YA fantasy that is dark and wild and imaginative that also has great LGBTQ+ rep, look no further than Adan Jerreat-Poole’s recent release, The Girl of Hawthorn and Glass. The world-building in this story is beyond imagination (I got some Wrinkle in Time vibes). Read on for my review in which I struggled to capture exactly why I couldn’t put this book down. I was provided an eARC of this book from Dundurn Press 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. The Deets: My Thoughts:…

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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…

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    Book Review: The Grace Year by Kim Liggett

    I read a LOT Of books this summer and I’m still getting caught up with reviews. The Grace Year was one of those books that I devoured and have been ITCHING to talk about!! via GIPHY The Grace Year by Kim Liggett was published on October 8 and I have been WAITING to share this one with you! (That should be read with a bit of squealing, this was so delicious.) I’m ever so thankful to have gotten my hands on an advance reader copy (thank you NetGalley and St. Martin’s Press). This post includes affiliate links to buy your own copy (in case you are as excited to read…

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    Book Review: House of Salt and Sorrows

    If you are looking for an imaginative, eerie young adult fantasy for your teen, tween, (or yourself), I’ll highly recommend Erin Craig’s House of Salt and Sorrows. My thirteen-year-old and I both read this at the same time on vacation and it kept us glued to our e-readers! Thanks to NetGalley for providing me said e-ARC for review purposes. This post contains affiliate links that may earn me a commission if you purchase through them House of Salt and Sorrows is a gorgeous retelling of the fairy tale of the Twelve Dancing Sisters. It has a haunting gothic feel. I am a sucker for WELL DONE retellings, and this is…

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    Captain Fin by Amanda M Thrasher – Book Review

    CAPTAIN FINbyAMANDA M. THRASHER based on a screenplay by Kevin James O’Neill  Genre: Young Adult / Adventure / FamilyPublisher: Progressive Rising Phoenix PressDate of Publication: May 1, 2019Number of Pages: 432 Scroll down for giveaway! Hannah Gunner, once a carefree child, is faced with secrets, lies, and betrayal. A life-changing event during her adolescent years forces her to confront a past that she no longer recognizes. Now, questioning everything she thought she knew, Hannah struggles with the person she is supposed to be! With the help of her boyfriend and her closest friend, they discover several clues that may hold the missing links to her life. A tattered box filled with…

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    On Wings Of Silence – Book Tour & Guest Post

    I love author guest posts, and today’s guest post from Dede Fox, author of On Wings of Silence: Mexico ’68 does not disappoint. In it, she shares her advice for emerging writers. Big fun! Learn more about her book, written beautifully in verse and based on/inspired by the 1968 Tlatelolco Massacre, and enter our giveaway to win a copy of the book and more! Thanks to Lone Star Book Blog Tours and the author for letting me join in this tour; this post may contain affiliate links as well. ON WINGS OF SILENCE:Mexico ’68byDEDE FOX Genre:  Historical / Novel in Verse / Literary FictionPublisher: Lamar University Literary PressDate of Publication:…