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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
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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
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The Rest of Us Just Live Here: A Book Review

The Rest of Us Just Live Here: A Book Review

Let’s start with this statement: My favorite books are the ones that intrigue me, that provoke me to think long after I’ve read them, that make me start talking about it to my roommate who doesn’t really care but I just talk at her anyway. And this book did that for me. In a really interesting way. So let’s discuss, shall we? The focus of this book is on the teens who are in the backstory of what we usually read in YA books. There’s the crazy, unique, paranormal story happening—but that’s not really what’s important. The main characters are just a group […]

Posted July 29, 2016
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Dear Emma: A Unique Take on a Classic Austen Story

Dear Emma: A Unique Take on a Classic Austen Story

If you’ve read Emma by Jane Austen, you’d know that the premise of that book is about Emma meddling in her friends’ lives, mostly match-making. She’s endearing in a get-out-of-everyone’s-business kind of way. Katie Heaney takes that story and placed it in a modern, college setting, a concept I was very intrigued by. Overall, I enjoyed Dear Emma, and I found her really relatable, especially to me as an English-major college student who works in the library. But it wasn’t my favorite, which is why it sits at a solid three stars. I really did love Harriet (the main character) in this book. She’s just very relatable […]

Posted May 29, 2016
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You Were Here: A Book Review

You Were Here: A Book Review

When Netgalley sent me an email promoting this book, I knew I had to get my hands on it. They described it as a book for Lauren Oliver fans—aka me. And after reading it, that description is pretty dead-on. But You Were Here by Cori McCarthy is also very much it’s own unique thing. And it was a really cool reading experience for me. This book is about grief. That basically covers the major themes and plot. Jake died in a terrible accident…and he left his friends and family in his wake, not sure how to handle his loss. And this book explores five […]

Posted May 16, 2016
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The Madwoman Upstairs: A Book Review

The Madwoman Upstairs: A Book Review

I was approached by Touchstone to review The Madwoman Upstairs, and as soon as I heard the synopsis, I knew that I wanted to be involved. And I’m glad that I did! As a fan of classic literature, I love Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights by Charlotte and Emily Brontë. They’re both so dark and creepy but romantic and beautifully written. And this novel, The Madwoman Upstairs, gives a modern take on these stories. It’s about the Brontë’s last living descendant: Samantha Whipple. Talk about living in a family member’s (or three family member’s) shadow. She’s constantly being hounded by the press about an inheritance that […]

Posted March 5, 2016
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