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Review: Enclave by Ann Aguirre

FTC Disclaimer: I purchased a copy of this book myself. I was in no way compensated for this review. Zombie Obsessed About a year ago, I watched The Walking Dead for the first time. I was so anti-zombie before that, and now I’m OBSESSED. So I’ve been trying to read a lot of zombie books, even if they’re not typical zombies.  ...

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Mini Review: The Prey by Andrew Fukuda

FTC Disclaimer: I borrowed a copy of this book from my library. I was in no way compensated for this review. SPOILER WARNING: This review is for the second book in a series. While I hate spoilers, you may find some slight spoilers for book 1 and book 2 in this review. As with all of my mini reviews, I’m just going to share some of my  ...

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Mini Review: The First Part Last by Angela Johnson

FTC Disclaimer: I borrowed a copy of this book from my local 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 that I wrote while reading The First Part Last: I liked this part where the title comes from, about how we miss some of the easiest parts of our lives,  ...

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Review: Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson

FTC Disclaimer: I borrowed a copy of this book from my local library. I was in no way compensated for this review. A Confession… So, I watched the movie adaptation of Speak first. I know, I know, that’s kind of blasphemy. I do usually try to read books before seeing their adaptations, but I honestly don’t even know why I  ...

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DNF Video Review: Forever… by Judy Blume

FTC Disclaimer: I borrowed a copy of Forever… by Judy Blume from my local library. I was in no way compensated for this review. Hi everyone! Today I have a first for you: my very first DNF video review! I read Forever… by Judy Blume recently for my book club. We have a different theme every month and our theme for December was  ...

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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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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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