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Dec 30, 2015

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There's this series. It's one of my absolute favorites and I love it so dearly. I love the stories and the characters (insert heart emoji here) and just everything about it. I feel like I know these characters, like when they're doing something I can nod along and think, "That's such a Shane thing to do," or "Yep, that's Myrnin." The characters feel so real to me; I can picture them walking down the street (it would have to be dark because of Reasons) like they're actually there. When I read these books, I'm not immersing myself into a fangtastical fictional world: it's like a second home to me. The sign to this fictional town says "You'll never want to leave," and it is totally, utterly, one-hundred percent correct. After over two years--and a web series in between--this fifteen-book series is getting a little longer and coming back. And I am SUPER FUCKING EXCITED. I'm going home.

Top Ten Tuesday (157)

Dec 29, 2015

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Review: This Raging Light by Estelle Laure

Dec 28, 2015

TitleThis Raging Light
Author: Estelle Laure
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers
Publishing Date: December 22, 2015
Pages/Format: 288, ARC
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Can the best thing happen at the worst time? Her dad went crazy. Her mom left town. She has bills to pay and a little sister to look after. Now is not the time for level-headed seventeen-year-old Lucille to fall in love. But love—messy, inconvenient love—is what she’s about to experience when she falls for Digby Jones, her best friend’s brother. With blazing longing that builds to a fever pitch, Estelle Laure’s soulful debut will keep readers hooked and hoping until the very last page.









Book in One Word: Meh.

Waiting on Wednesday (156)

Dec 23, 2015

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I've been waiting years for this book. (And that's really not much of an exaggeration, I swear.) It all started when I saw a book on Barnes and Noble's website with a bonobo on the cover. Then there was the chimpanzee. Now, it is time for the orangutan. As a big fan of primates (and the way this author writes about them and tells their fantastic and heartwrenching stories), I am ridiculously excited for the next installment in this quartet of realistic fiction focusing on real parts of the world and our magnificent great apes. (They are NOT monkeys.) Oh, book. I need you. I need you now. I love orangutans; they might be my favorite of the great apes. And next--and last--will be the gorillas, and ahh! These books are hideously underrated, but if you read them I promise you will not be disappointed. I promise. So please, read them.

Top Ten Tuesday (156)

Dec 22, 2015

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Review: Damage Done by Amanda Panitch

Dec 17, 2015

TitleDamage Done
Author: Amanda Panitch
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
Publishing Date: July 21, 2015
Pages/Format: 304, Hardcover
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22 minutes separate Julia Vann’s before and after.

Before: Julia had a twin brother, a boyfriend, and a best friend.

After: She has a new identity, a new hometown, and memories of those twenty-two minutes that refuse to come into focus. At least, that’s what she tells the police.

Now that she’s Lucy Black, she's able to begin again. She's even getting used to the empty bedroom where her brother should be. And her fresh start has attracted the attention of one of the hottest guys in school, a boy who will do anything to protect her. But when someone much more dangerous also takes notice, Lucy's forced to confront the dark secrets she thought were safely left behind.

One thing is clear: The damage done can never be erased. It’s only just beginning. . . .
 


Book in One Word: OhmyGOSH.

Waiting on Wednesday (155)

Dec 16, 2015

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I really liked this author's debut novel. I was a fan of the unique way it was told and it had an excellent scare factor. But her latest novel looks super creepy and that cover and I want to read it. (Especially in public. People's eyes would bulge at this cover because creepy.)

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Dec 15, 2015

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The Author from Everywhere: An Interview with Heidi Heilig

Dec 14, 2015

Hello, readerlies of time and space and parallel universes! I am super excited to share today's post with you, because I'm interviewing Heidi Heilig! Her debut novel hits shelves early next year and it's one of my most anticipated novels of 2016. Perhaps you've heard of it? The Girl from Everywhere features a time traveling ship and maps and thieves and fantastical creatures and MAPS. In case you weren't already willing to sacrifice a lamb to get this book--and even if you already were--Heidi is here to make you want it a million times more and want it now.

Recap: November to December

Dec 13, 2015

School took away all my reading and blogging time. I got like nothing done. Buuut the quarter ends in December, which means THREE WEEKS OF READING TIME. (Also, please excuse a few formatting errors in this post. Blogger's being a bitch and absolutely refuses to let me fix it.)

Waiting on Wednesday (154)

Dec 9, 2015

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OH LOOK, ANOTHER PETER PAN RETELLING. I MUST HAVE IT. GIVE IT TO ME NOW. (But I feel like it will never ever fall into my hands because that release date is forever away. I bet people in Neverland never have to wait for books to release; they just get them.)

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Dec 8, 2015

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Review: Not If I See You First by Eric Lindstrom

Dec 7, 2015

TitleNot If I See You First
Author: Eric Lindstrom
Publisher: Poppy
Publishing Date: December 1, 2015
Pages/Format: 320, Hardcover
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The Rules: 

Don't deceive me. Ever. Especially using my blindness. Especially in public.

Don't help me unless I ask. Otherwise you're just getting in my way or bothering me.

Don't be weird. Seriously, other than having my eyes closed all the time, I'm just like you only smarter. 

Parker Grant doesn't need 20/20 vision to see right through you. That's why she created the Rules: Don't treat her any differently just because she's blind, and never take advantage. There will be no second chances. Just ask Scott Kilpatrick, the boy who broke her heart.

When Scott suddenly reappears in her life after being gone for years, Parker knows there's only one way to react-shun him so hard it hurts. She has enough on her mind already, like trying out for the track team (that's right, her eyes don't work but her legs still do), doling out tough-love advice to her painfully naive classmates, and giving herself gold stars for every day she hasn't cried since her dad's death three months ago. But avoiding her past quickly proves impossible, and the more Parker learns about what really happened--both with Scott, and her dad--the more she starts to question if things are always as they seem. Maybe, just maybe, some Rules are meant to be broken.



Book in One Word: Hm.

Waiting on Wednesday (153)

Dec 2, 2015

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I'm pretty obsessed with thriller novels, but the problem is that I've only read like five when I need to read at least five million and one. The following is a thriller novel that I recently heard about (and will be on the blog tour for!) and that I think sounds super excellent and thrillery. Unfortunately, unlike what the title suggests, this book will not be in my hands in zero days, and that's a shame.

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Dec 1, 2015

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