Book Review: The Afterlife of Holly Chase

The Afterlife of Holly Chase Author: Cynthia Hand Publisher: HarperTeen Release Date: October 24th, 2017 Genre, as told by Kibby: YA contemporary with a dash of weird magic/science-y realism Rating: 5 Stars! Synopsis: On Christmas Eve five years ago, Holly was visited by three ghosts who showed her how selfish and spoiled she’d become. They tried […]

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Book Review: Pride by Ibi Zoboi

Pride Author: Ibi Zoboi Release Date: September 18, 2018 Genre: YA Contemporary Rating: 3.5 Stars Goodreads Synopsis: Pride and Prejudice gets remixed in this smart, funny, gorgeous retelling of the classic, starring all characters of color, from Ibi Zoboi, National Book Award finalist and author of American Street. Zuri Benitez has pride. Brooklyn pride, family pride, […]

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Blog Tour: Strange Days by Constantine Singer [Review + Author Guest Post

Happy Tuesday all and welcome to day two of the Strange Days Blog Tour! I was ecstatic when Penguin Young Readers reached out to me to be a part of this blog tour. I have been craving a good science fiction book lately and this one definitely hit the spot for me. Strange Days by […]

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Book Review: Descendents of War: Magic’s Demise

Descendents of War: Magic’s Demise Author: Ruby Fitzgerald Release Date: June 26, 2018 Genre: Fantasy Rating: 2.5 stars Goodreads Synopsis: ‘Magic’s Demise’ is the first in the ‘Descendants of War’ series. The novel is a fantasy that embodies depression.  Thousands of years ago, the Ancients bestowed the Nine Energies of Magic to certain humans known […]

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Book Reviews: The Spellwork Syndicate

Hello bookish peoples! I’m here today with TWO reviews. I stumbled upon Sugar Spells (The Spellwork Syndicate #2) on NetGalley the other month and once I got approved to read it I immediately went and bought a copy of the first book, Deadly Sweet, on Amazon. I’ve recently found that I have a sweet spot […]

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Book Review: Haze: The Devil of Dublin

Title: Haze: The Devil of Dublin Author: Haze O’Hagen Release Date: October 31, 2018 Rating: 3 stars Goodreads Synopsis: Dublin Ireland 2050. Cursed as a boy, now dreaded as the Devil. Join Haze O’Hagan on his quest for justice and redemption as he battles against forces he cannot understand or explain. God, no longer a […]

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The Backlist: The Illuminae Files

Hello all! I’m back with another set of backlist reviews. This time around I look at The Illuminae Files by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff. This trilogy was one of my surprise reads of 2018. I constantly avoided these books, honestly, because I hated the bright orange cover of Illuminae. Well, you know the saying […]

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The Backlist: Weregirl Trilogy

Many moons ago, when I was first starting to gain traction in the #bookstagram community I was asked by Chooseco Publishing to review their upcoming book, Weregirl: Typhon. I got the book and then realized that it was third in a series. I managed to snag a copy of the first book in a used […]

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The Backlist: Jay Kristoff

Throughout my many years of reading I never knew the importance of book reviews. I figured the reviews left on Amazon, Goodreads, etc. didn’t matter and that the ones that mattered were only by people who did reviews professionally. Now that I know the error of my thinking (Thanks #bookstagram) I am trying to work […]

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Book Review: Sea Witch

Sea Witch by Sarah Henning Published: July 31, 2018 Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books Genre: Fantasy (YA) Rating: 2.5/5 Review type: SPOILER-Y Goodreads synopsis: [HERE] Okay, where to begin with this one. I don’t think I would have enjoyed this book half as much if I didn’t have my online book club to chat with about it […]

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