Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

Rating: 5/5 Synopsis Sixteen-year-old and not-so-openly gay Simon Spier prefers to save his drama for the school musical. But when an email falls into the wrong hands, his secret is at risk of being thrust into the spotlight. Now change-averse Simon has to find a way to step out of his comfort zone before he’s […]

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Waypoint by Deborah Adams and Kimberley Perkins: A Character Review

*This is the official book cover. Isn’t it lovely? I just wanted to preface this by saying I know I normally post a more… organic picture of the books I review. Pictures of me reading them, the book laying on my bed, etc. I wanted to let you guys know this situation is different because: […]

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The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah

Rating: 4/5 Synopsis France, 1939 – In the quiet village of Carriveau, Vianne Mauriac says goodbye to her husband, Antoine, as he heads for the Front. She doesn’t believe that the Nazis will invade France … but invade they do, in droves of marching soldiers, in caravans of trucks and tanks, in planes that fill […]

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Pitcher Plant by Melissa Eskue Ousley

Rating: 4/5 Synopsis When Tawny Ellis spots a fixer-upper on the Oregon coast, she and her husband jump at the chance to own a cottage near the beach. But as expensive repairs turn their dream home into a nightmare, their marriage unravels. And worse… the house is not quite vacant. Something in the house’s dark […]

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Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

Rating: 5/5 Synopsis They killed my mother. They took our magic. They tried to bury us. Now we rise. Zélie Adebola remembers when the soil of Orïsha hummed with magic. Burners ignited flames, Tiders beckoned waves, and Zélie’s Reaper mother summoned forth souls. But everything changed the night magic disappeared. Under the orders of a […]

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A Thousand Perfect Notes by C.G. Drews

Rating: 5/5 Synopsis An emotionally charged story about the power of dreams, and how passion can turn to obsession. Beck hates his life. He hates his violent mother. He hates his home. Most of all, he hates the piano that his mother forces him to play hour after hour, day after day. He will never […]

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All The Bright Places by Jennifer Niven

Note: This post contains affiliate links. You can read my disclosure here, and it can also be found in the menu bar. Rating: 5/5 Synopsis Theodore Finch is fascinated by death. Every day he thinks of ways he might kill himself, but every day he also searches for—and manages to find—something to keep him here, and alive, […]

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