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Graphic Novel Review: Nimona by Noelle Stevenson

Graphic Novel Review: Nimona by Noelle Stevenson

The hype for Nimona started long before it was published as a book. Several of my friends were already raving about it as it was gradually being posted online. That plus Noelle’s STUNNING drawing style made this a graphic novel I definitely could not resist. And I can say with certainty that I feel it deserves the hype. Nimona is made up of everything I love: fantasy, dragons, magic, comedy, anti-heroes, and a morally complicated storyline. It’s all about Nimona, a shapeshifter. She’s fun and bubbly and has a penchant for trouble, which is why she joins up with the country’s leading supervillain. Blackheart is […]

Posted July 23, 2016 by Debby in Graphic Novel Reviews, Reviews / 3 Comments
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Book Review: Wanderlost by Jen Malone

Book Review: Wanderlost by Jen Malone

Sometimes you just need something cute. After being sick for a week and falling slowly into a reading slump, I couldn’t help but order, receive, and then immediately read Wanderlost, which Christina was all atwitter about. This book is basically the perfect summer book: cute, sweet, funny, and full of European love. Wanderlost is about Aubree, a recently graduated high school senior, who secretly takes over her sister’s position guiding a senior tour through Europe. Except, she doesn’t know anything about Europe. Actually, she’s just fine staying at home. But throughout her journey she discovers another side to herself, another side of the world, and […]

Posted July 9, 2016 by Debby in Reviews / 1 Comment
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ARC Book Review: My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi Meadows

ARC Book Review: My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi Meadows

I don’t think there’s been a co-author combination I’ve ever been this excited about. Having read Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi Meadows’s individual works and liking all of what I’ve read meant that this book shot up to the top of my wishlist the instant I heard about it. It doesn’t hurt that I have a soft spot for historical fiction – especially when it concerns the Tudors. So yeah, this book had all the ingredients to be amazing… and it was. The premise will let you know that this story concerns Jane Grey, a very real person from history, but that this take […]

Posted May 17, 2016 by Debby in Reviews / 5 Comments
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ARC Book Review: Girl Against the Universe by Paula Stokes

ARC Book Review: Girl Against the Universe by Paula Stokes

Dear Paula Stokes, How dare you write a book as flawless as this. We both know I was incredibly enchanted by The Art of Lainey and, as a devourer of fluff, there was a big chance that I would fall in love with this book too. But, okay, even I did not expect the level of delight and adoration that Girl Against the Universe brought to me. This book is literally the total package, and then to have my name in the acknowledgements… I repeat. How. Dare. Reasons why Girl Against the Universe is basically perfect: 1. The depiction of anxiety. When I first heard […]

Posted May 5, 2016 by Debby in Reviews / 1 Comment
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ARC Book Review: Kingdom of Ashes by Rhiannon Thomas

ARC Book Review: Kingdom of Ashes by Rhiannon Thomas

If we haven’t spoken in a year, you may not have noticed the intense love I’ve been consistently proclaiming for A Wicked Thing by Rhiannon Thomas. But boy. I love that book. It’s so thoughtful and unique – and though there wasn’t a lot of action, I was completely swept up in the main character and her voice. Well now it’s finally here: the sequel. And it was definitely enjoyable. The end of A Wicked Thing left me with great hopes for the next phase of the story: with Aurora free from the restraints of the royal family and her magic quickly growing more potent […]

Posted February 28, 2016 by Debby in Reviews / 0 Comments
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ARC Book Review: The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness

ARC Book Review: The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness

Oh man. Ever since my first encounter with Patrick Ness, I’ve known I can count on him to deliver smart, original, and compassionate diverse books. But this one basically took it to a whole new level. The Rest of Us Just Live Here made me laugh, sigh, and put tears in my eyes. Whether you’re a contemporary or fantasy reader, this one is not to be missed. First point of awesomeness: this concept. Ness strikes the perfect balance between fantasy and contemporary. The Rest of Us Just Live Here is set in our world, but magic, paranormal creatures, and chosen ones (referred to as “indie […]

Posted September 18, 2015 by Debby in Reviews / 5 Comments
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Book Review: The Fill-In Boyfriend by Kasie West

Book Review: The Fill-In Boyfriend by Kasie West

Kasie West is one of my absolute all-time favorite authors, as anyone who has read my blog probably knows. I will pre-order all of her books from now until the end of time, and read them almost as soon as they enter my hands. Such was the case with The Fill-In Boyfriend, which wasn’t only promising me excellent romantic fluff, but also one of my favorite tropes of all time: fake dating. This book is fluffy, awesome, and filled with meaningful character growth. The Fill-In Boyfriend tells the story of Gia, who is dumped… at prom. This was going to be the first time her […]

Posted June 19, 2015 by Debby in Reviews / 7 Comments
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ARC Book Review: The Revenge Playbook by Rachael Allen

ARC Book Review: The Revenge Playbook by Rachael Allen

Last year, Rachael Allen’s debut got a pretty mixed response within the YA blogging community, but as my closest friends loved it, she definitely got on my radar. So when The Revenge Playbook popped up on Edelweiss, with the premise being female friends teaming up to take revenge on the football team, I couldn’t resist. It sounded like just the kind of summer fluff I needed in my life. And I was 100% correct. This book is absolutely excellent. The Revenge Playbook tells the story of four unlikely friends, Liv, Peyton, Melanie Jane, and Ana, who spontaneously team up against the football team. Why? The […]

Posted June 8, 2015 by Debby in Reviews / 2 Comments
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