Category: Book Reviews

Top Ten Clues You’re Clueless by Liz Czukas | A Book Review

Top Ten Clues You’re Clueless by Liz Czukas | A Book Review

I’ve been sitting on this review of Top Ten Clues You’re Clueless for a while. Partly because I’m super busy with school + internship + work, but also partly because I’ve been trying to mull over my thoughts. You see, I was very excited about this book. The main character, Chloe, has type 1 diabetes. Like I do. This is something I haven’t yet seen in YA literature, like, anywhere. I was diagnosed at 17, so in the prime of my teenage years, and it flipped my life upside down. I kept it secret for months because I was ashamed to be associated with […]

Posted February 27, 2017
Book Reviews

The Secret Diary of Lydia Bennet: A Mini ARC Review

The Secret Diary of Lydia Bennet: A Mini ARC Review

When I first heard of this book, I wasn’t so sure. The cover definitely isn’t the best thing, and it sounds like a copycat of The Secret Diary of Lydia Bennet from the Youtube Lizzie Bennet Diaries series. But it’s really not. And I’m glad that I read it. It was a pleasant surprise that I really enjoyed. BTW: I’ve seen a better alternate cover and a different title: The Wild Girl of Pride and Prejudice. So I’m not sure which one came first. But here’s the other cover that’s on Goodreads: Definitely that’s better than the one on my copy though. […]

Posted January 9, 2017
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A Shadow Bright and Burning: an ARC Review

A Shadow Bright and Burning: an ARC Review

I was so excited to receive the ARC of A Shadow Bright and Burning in the mail. I’d heard such good things and the cover was beautiful and the plot sounded so unique. I wasn’t disappointed. I really liked it. So let’s talk about it, shall we? My Review First, I loved the main character, Henrietta Howel. She had this strong,  fiery (lol) personality. (Sidenote: Why is “fiery” spelled differently than “fire”??? Okay, anyway). I just really liked her. I felt she was really believable and honest. She kind of has it rough. She starts out as kind of a governess at this strict school, and there are […]

Posted September 28, 2016
Book Reviews

Unscripted Joss Byrd: An ARC Review

Unscripted Joss Byrd: An ARC Review

I received the ARC of Unscripted Joss Byrd through the ARC Adoption program that Emma from Miss Print has set up. I think this is my second or third ARC I’ve received from her, and I have another that I have to read! It’s a great program for those that don’t get sent many physical ARCs from publishers. She sends them with the guarantee of a review from you within a month of publication. Anyway, let’s get started, shall we? This book is about Joss, a teenage movie star, and it follows her filming an indie movie in, I think, Florida. What was cool […]

Posted August 22, 2016
Book Reviews

My Lady Jane: A Book Review

My Lady Jane: A Book Review

I loved My Lady Jane. I fell in love with it as soon as I read the dedication: For everyone who knows there was enough room for Leonardo DiCaprio on that door. And for England. We’re really sorry for what we’re about to do to your history. That really sets the tone for the entire novel. And FYI: This doesn’t have anything to do with Jack’s needless death in Titanic.  Basically, the Lady Janies (as the three authors call themselves) decided that Lady Jane Grey’s life wasn’t fair. In reality, she was Queen of England for nine days before she was beheaded by Mary. […]

Posted August 13, 2016
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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: A Script Review

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: A Script Review

It’s taken me a week to fully process my thoughts about Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. And when I say “fully process,” I really mean, “I partially have a grasp over the mess of emotions I’ve been feeling.” But it’s been a week, so I just have to write down my convoluted thoughts before I lose them completely. At this point, I think it’s fair to tell you that I’m going to try my hardest not to use spoilers. I think it’ll be hard, though. But when I do use them, I’ll always mark them, leaving you the choice whether or not you […]

Posted August 12, 2016
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