Category: Holy Angst Batman

{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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{Top Shelf ARC REVIEW} The Wish Granter (Ravenspire #2) by C.J. Redwine

{Top Shelf ARC REVIEW} The Wish Granter (Ravenspir..

♥ Quick Thoughts and Rating: 4.5 stars! The Wish Granter is Rumpelstiltskin like you’ve never envisioned him before, yet he still carries that sinister edge we learned to expect from him from our younger days. Told in alternating third person between our cunning heroine, the broken hero, and our vicious fae villain, this book will take you on an enchanting tale that rides the precarious balance between the ruthless and the valiant . . .and how sometimes you […]

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{ARC REVIEW:} Cashmere (Velvet Trilogy #2) by Temple West

{ARC REVIEW:} Cashmere (Velvet Trilogy #2) by Temp..

In case you missed it, make sure you check out yesterday’s stop for the Cashmere Blog Tour here. We hosted Adrian and Caitlin for an exclusive Cashmere-spoiler-free Q&A session, and it was a ton of fun! ♥ Quick Thoughts and Rating: 4.5 stars! This book was an epic, emotional rollercoaster ride from start to finish! It’s hard not to feel a tad jumbled as we bounce between the joyous, cute moments shared between Adrian and Caitlin, the […]

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{5-star ARC REVIEW} The Dragon’s Price (Transference #1) by Bethany Wiggins

{5-star ARC REVIEW} The Dragon’s Price (Tran..

♥ Quick Thoughts and Rating: 5 stars! I started this book as one of those books just to read before bed one night until I fell asleep, except that I fell completely under its spell from the very beginning and read straight through the night until I finished it after 3AM. I couldn’t stop swiping the pages on my kindle, even when my blinks turned into three-minute-long catnaps. I don’t normally give up my sleep for anything, […]

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{ARC REVIEW} Rise of Fire (Reign of Shadows #2) by Sophie Jordan

{ARC REVIEW} Rise of Fire (Reign of Shadows #2) by..

♥ Quick Thoughts and Rating: 3.5 stars! I still loved Luna and Fowler very much, and really enjoyed being back in both their heads again! However, I’d have to say as a whole I didn’t love this sequel as much as I loved Reign of Shadows. It was missing the that extra excitement and abundance of romance-y feels I got in the first book, and I even had some of the same world-building issues and questions leftover […]

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Vicious (Sinners of Saint #1) by L.J. Shen

Vicious (Sinners of Saint #1) by L.J. Shen

God, I FREAKING LOVED THIS. Oh man oh man oh man did I love this. I know, I need to calm down so I can actually write a review about how much I loved this. First, I loved the chemistry (holy hotness!). Next, I loved the characters and their darkness. Who am I kidding, I also loved the characters and their lightness. The writing style was simply superb; words flowed, relationships developed and all of […]

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{ARC REVIEW} By Your Side by Kasie West

{ARC REVIEW} By Your Side by Kasie West

♥ Quick Thoughts and Rating: 4 stars! By Your Side was filled with light and fluffy moments of new love and a heaping dose of angst. When Autumn finds herself trapped in a library for a long, snowy holiday weekend with resident bad boy, Dax, everything she thought she knew about herself and him are put to the test. Even when they make it out of the library, their story is far from over, and I […]

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{Mini ARC REVIEW} Hooked (Hooked #1) by Liz Fichera

{Mini ARC REVIEW} Hooked (Hooked #1) by Liz Ficher..

♥ Quick Thoughts and Rating: 3 stars! Oh Hooked, you could have been a contender. I was all on-board for the plot of a girl golfer joining an all boys’ team and an interracial romance, but Fichera didn’t make them her primary focus. For that reason, I think that was what made this book just okay instead of amazing. ♥ Review:  This was another one of those NetGalley requests that fell through the cracks years ago, and I’m finally just […]

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{Mini ARC REVIEW} A List of Cages by Robin Roe

{Mini ARC REVIEW} A List of Cages by Robin Roe

♥ Quick Thoughts and Rating: 4 stars! At some points gut-wrenching and others heart-lifting, this novel profoundly affected me. With an all-too-real look into the tragic lives of children facing child abuse every day, I know that A List of Cages will be a book that stays with me forever, both in part as a haunting memory and as an uplifting reminder. ♥ Review: This book was a difficult one for me to read. Initially it was because the pacing seemed […]

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