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DNF Review: Of Fire and Stars by Audrey Coulthurst

So Much Potential… I was SO excited for Of Fire and Stars. A LGBTQIA YA Fantasy about a girl betrothed to the prince, and she falls instead for his sister? It sounded SO GOOD. And it also reminded me a bit of my own work-in-progress. But unfortunately, I just didn’t click with the characters, and I found myself, frankly, kind of  ...

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Kiddo’s Corner Reviews: Ramona the Brave by Beverly Cleary

Kiddo’s Corner Reviews is my new feature here at The Overstuffed Bookcase, where my 7-year-old son reviews children’s books! Go here to find out more. FTC Disclaimer: We borrowed a copy of Ramona the Brave from our local library. We were in no way compensated for this review. First Thoughts… Me: So what’s this book  ...

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Video Review: The Hunt by Andrew Fukuda

FTC Disclaimer: I borrowed a copy of The Hunt by Andrew Fukuda from my library. I was in no way compensated for this review. You guys, I LOVED The Hunt by Andrew Fukuda. Honestly, I didn’t think I would even like it at all because all I really knew going into the book was A) It’s about vampires, and B) The vampires scratch their  ...

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Mini Review: The Fixer by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

FTC Disclaimer: I borrowed a copy of this book from my library. I was in no way compensated for this review. As with all of my mini reviews, I’m just going to share some of my notes: Very Veronica Mars right from the beginning. Bonus Points for Harry Potter reference (50,000 points) This is very much Scandal, but I’m also getting a  ...

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Mini Review: Nantucket Blue by Leila Howland

FTC DISCLAIMER: I borrowed a copy of this book from my library. I was in no way compensated for this review. As with all of my mini reviews, I’m just going to share some of my notes. Warning: lots of all caps and ranting. UUUUGGGGGGGHHHHH. SLUT SHAMING RIGHT OFF THE BAT. WOOHOO. And not only is there slut shaming, but there’s this  ...

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Video Review: Spare and Found Parts by Sarah Maria Griffin

FTC Disclaimer: I received an advanced reader’s copy of Spare and Found Parts from a friend, who got it from BookExpo America. I was in no way compensated for this review. I really enjoyed Spare and Found Parts, you guys! It was a very cool science fiction, post-apocalyptic story about a girl who feels like an outcast and decides to  ...

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Mini Review: Attack on Titan Vol 13-17 by Hajime Isayama (+ VIDEO)

FTC Disclaimer: I borrowed copies of these books from my library. I was in no way compensated for this review. SPOILER WARNING: This review covers Attack on Titan Volumes 13-17. It may contain slight spoilers for these and previous volumes. But if you’d like a spoiler-free overview of the entire series, check out my video below! As with  ...

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Review: Past Perfect by Leila Sales

FTC Disclaimer: I borrowed a copy of this book from my library. I was in no way compensated for this review. High Hopes For Past Perfect… I read and enjoyed This Song Will Save Your Life by Leila Sales last year, so when Past Perfect was chosen as a selection for my book club, I was excited to read another of her books. Plus, it’s  ...

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Mini Review: Fun Home by Alison Bechdel

I didn’t write too many notes as I was reading Fun Home, so I’m just going to make this a mini review where I share some of my notes: It’s interesting how this book goes back and forth in time a lot. On one page, we see Alison at 3 or 4 different ages. What? Women had to wear at least 3 articles of women’s clothing in  ...

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