Author: christina2227

{ARC REVIEW} Words in Deep Blue by Cath Crowley

{ARC REVIEW} Words in Deep Blue by Cath Crowley

♥ Quick Thoughts and Rating: 3 stars! Even though I desperately tried to manage my expectations for this novel because Crowley’s Graffiti Moon is one of my all-time favorites, I fear I missed the mark. I almost want to cry because I didn’t love this more. It’s not that it’s a terrible book by any stretch of the imagination because I enjoyed it quite a bit, it’s just that it didn’t hold a candle to her previous […]

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{ARC REVIEW} One of Us Is Lying by Karen M. McManus

{ARC REVIEW} One of Us Is Lying by Karen M. McManu..

♥ Quick Thoughts and Rating: 4 stars, but I might even boost it to 4.5–maybe even 5 stars–at some point. I’m just going off pure post-book-high at the moment, and my gut is telling me four stars, though I’m not quite sure what caused the deduction. Highly engaging with an interesting plot and a dynamic cast of characters, One of Us Is Lying had me picking up this book with every free moment I had to spare. And […]

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{ARC REVIEW} Royal Bastards by Andrew Shvarts

{ARC REVIEW} Royal Bastards by Andrew Shvarts

♥ Quick Thoughts and Rating: 4 stars! I enjoyed the diversity among the characters and a few of the friendship/family dynamics between some of them, but I guess I expected more from the book… of sorts. For it to be pushed as fantasy, I think I missed the incorporation of certain particulars I’ve grown accustomed to getting with that genre, namely strong world-building. I’d definitely label this title as more fantasy-lite. With that said, I did enjoy the book […]

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Stacking the Shelves {161}

Stacking the Shelves {161}

Welcome to Stacking The Shelves – hosted by Tynga over at Tynga’s Reviews! Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, whether it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts, and of course e-Books! Below is all the pretty books our awesome haul from the last week… {all […]

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{ARC REVIEW} Between Two Skies by Joanne O’Sullivan

{ARC REVIEW} Between Two Skies by Joanne O’S..

♥ Quick Thoughts and Rating: 3 stars, could possibly be bumped up to 3.5 stars later upon further reflection. Ms. O’Sullivan did a lot of things right in this book, like capturing the Louisiana setting and the voice of teen girl caught in the devastating aftermath of one of the most significant natural disasters on record, but my inability to be emotionally present for the moment proved to be my biggest hurdle with this book. Ultimately, that struggle is what […]

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Stacking the Shelves {160}

Stacking the Shelves {160}

Welcome to Stacking The Shelves – hosted by Tynga over at Tynga’s Reviews! Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, whether it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts, and of course e-Books! Below is all the pretty books our awesome haul from the last week… {all […]

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{TOP SHELF MINI REVIEW} A Court of Wings and Ruin (A Court of Thorns and Roses #3) by Sarah J. Maas

{TOP SHELF MINI REVIEW} A Court of Wings and Ruin ..

  ♥ Review: I’m sure if you’re an avid reader or if you’ve been following my reviews for any period of time, then you know about Sarah J. Maas and her books, particularly this series. (If not, no worries, I just highly recommend you rectify that and then come back later to thank me.) Okay, so this book, it published ten days ago and it was an act of sheer will that I didn’t pounce on it […]

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{ARC REVIEW} Kill All Happies by Rachel Cohn

{ARC REVIEW} Kill All Happies by Rachel Cohn

♥ Quick Thoughts and Rating: Actual rating of 3.5 stars! With a sassy heroine and her two tried-and-true, Cuddle Huddle besties, the wrong guy, the right guy, and one last post-graduation celebratory hoorah at a theme park set for demolition, Kill All the Happies had me anticipating the worst but relishing in all the epicness of the best of times in this story that kept me laughing and turning the pages. I couldn’t have predicted how awesome […]

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Stacking the Shelves {159}

Stacking the Shelves {159}

Welcome to Stacking The Shelves – hosted by Tynga over at Tynga’s Reviews! Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, whether it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts, and of course e-Books! Below is all the pretty books our awesome haul from the last week… {all […]

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{Top Shelf ARC REVIEW} The Names They Gave Us by Emery Lord

{Top Shelf ARC REVIEW} The Names They Gave Us by E..

♥ Quick Thoughts and Rating: 4.5 stars! Lord comes out blazing in her usual amazing fashion with this heartbreaking, yet heart-lifting story of a girl struggling with her faith after her mother receives a cancer diagnosis for the second time. When circumstances land Lucy as a teen counselor in a camp for troubled youth, she finds her inner strength because she finds her tribe– a group of vibrant, wonderfully diverse teens that become more family than […]

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