Category: Holy Angst Batman

{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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{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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{ARC REVIEW} Definitions of Indefinable Things by Whitney Taylor

{ARC REVIEW} Definitions of Indefinable Things by ..

♥ Quick Thoughts and Rating: 2 stars! Sadly, I knew very early on (like, by page six or so) that this title just wasn’t going to work for me. Yet, much to my amazement–and utter frustration–I just couldn’t walk away from it. It had some positive aspects that I really wanted to have outshone all the negative, however that was never really the case for me. ♥ Review: Generally, I’m not in the business of being an asshole […]

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{ARC REVIEW} Letters to the Lost by Brigid Kemmerer

{ARC REVIEW} Letters to the Lost by Brigid Kemmere..

♥ Quick Thoughts and Rating: 4.5 stars! Some times there are books that just speak directly to your heart, and this was one of those books for me. Emotionally engaging and heavy-hitting with the angst, Letters to the Lost kept me glued to its pages and rooting for its characters the entire time. ♥ Review: I couldn’t–nor did I even want–to set this book down. I neglected all my adult responsibilities yesterday and just curled up on the couch […]

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{ARC REVIEW} The Heartbeats of Wing Jones by Katherine Webber

{ARC REVIEW} The Heartbeats of Wing Jones by Kathe..

♥ Quick Thoughts and Rating: Actual rating of 3.5 stars! Diversity and culture were an important factor in this book, just as much as Wing’s journey to realizing her self-worth and discovering that her outward differences made her better and stronger in some ways. The representation of a multitude of diverse characters this book had to offer had me falling in love with this book, but other aspects kept me from falling for it completely. ♥ Review: *long sigh* Damn, […]

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{ARC REVIEW} The Great Pursuit (Eurona Duology #2) by Wendy Higgins

{ARC REVIEW} The Great Pursuit (Eurona Duology #2)..

♥ Quick Thoughts and Rating: Actual rating of 3.5 stars! Filled with fun characters, action and intensity, and surprises around every corner, The Great Pursuit was a great finale to a solidly plotted duology. ♥ Review: There’s really not much detail that I can go into about this novel because so much that I have to say/want to flail about revolves around the characters and the plot would spoil so much for other readers. I will say that I […]

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{ARC REVIEW + ODS Series giveaway} Every Little Thing (Hart’s Boardwalk #2) by Samantha Young

{ARC REVIEW + ODS Series giveaway} Every Little Th..

♥ Quick Thoughts and Rating: 4 stars! Delicious banter, fun characters, and sizzzzzling sexytimes make Every Little Thing the perfect escape from reality. The author has such an amazing way of storytelling that when you open up her books it’ll feel like you’re stepping directly on to The Boardwalk, and I’m all about being transported to that place. I can’t wait for more of this series! ♥ Review: This novel–and series, in general–has so much to offer its readers; amazing setting, vibrant […]

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{5-star ARC REVIEW} Goodbye Days by Jeff Zentner

{5-star ARC REVIEW} Goodbye Days by Jeff Zentner

♥ Quick Thoughts and Rating: 5 heart-snatching, heart-mending stars! Mr. Zentner spent my emotions like quarters at an arcade. My body got confused about why the tears were falling as I traversed through the happy and heartbreaking moments that filled these pages. It was a bittersweet joy to watch four boys meet and see why Sauce Crew was formed in Carver’s memories. Then it was a striking ache in my chest to see how he would never be the same again after his […]

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{ARC REVIEW} The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

{ARC REVIEW} The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

♥ Quick Thoughts and Rating: 5 stars! I can’t imagine how challenging it would be to tackle the voice of a movement like Black Lives Matter, but I do know that Thomas did it with a finesse only a talented author like herself possibly could. With an unapologetically realistic delivery packed with emotion, The Hate U Give is a crucially important portrayal of the difficulties minorities face in our country every single day. I have no doubt that […]

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{ARC REVIEW} American Street by Ibi Zoboi

{ARC REVIEW} American Street by Ibi Zoboi

♥ Quick Thoughts and Rating: Actual rating of 3.5 stars! Packed with emotion and a vivid cast of characters, American Street captured the true voice of young American teens everywhere, both the ones born and raised in the U.S. and others who have immigrated here. With honest ethnic, cultural, and LGBTQIAP+ representation, Zoboi tackled the “diversity in lit” and “own voices” challenges with a sincere passion that burned clearly across the pages. ♥ Review: I’m having a difficult go of trying […]

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