Neverland by Margot McGovern

“Kit Learmonth would rather die than grow up and leave Neverland . . .” Trigger warnings for Neverland: self harm, suicide, eating disorders, emotional manipulation, and more. The book is largely set at a psychiatric treatment centre and this may be distressing for some readers. Kit Learmonth has spent half her life daydreaming. In reality, […]

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A Thousand Perfect Notes

In the world of classical music, the Keverichs are famous. Beck Kerverich’s uncle is Germany’s leading composer, whilst his mother was a pianist of great acclaim, until she suffered a career ending stroke. According to his mother, it’s now Beck’s time to shine. Though a cruel mix of bullying and violence, she pushes Beck to […]

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Thunderhead by Neal Shusterman

The first book of the Arc of a Scythe series introduced us to a world in which death has been conquered by technology. Humans need never fear illness or old age, thus overpopulation has grown worse, and the institute of the Scythedom has arisen in order to cull the population. Thunderhead continues to follow the […]

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May 2018 Wrap Up

  Hi friends! Since it’s finally June (YAY WINTER IS HERE!!), I figured I’d share my thoughts on the seven books I read in May. Of these seven, I gave four books five star ratings! So you could say that May was a great reading month for me (or that I’m a very generous reviewer, […]

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Leah On the Offbeat Review

“I swear, people can’t wrap their minds around the concept of a fat girl who doesn’t diet. Is it that hard to believe I might actually like my body?”  ― Becky Albertalli, Leah on the Offbeat Plot You may remember Leah Burke from Albertalli’s debut novel, Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda. Though the book focused on […]

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The Star-Touched Queen Review

“The truth,” said Amar, taking a step closer to me, “is that you look neither lovely nor demure. You look like edges and thunderstorms. And I would not have you any other way.”  ― Roshani Chokshi, The Star-Touched Queen I only have one problem with The Star-Touched Queen… but it’s kind of a big one.My issue is, […]

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The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender Review

“To many, I was myth incarnate, the embodiment of a most superb legend, a fairy tale. Some considered me a monster, a mutation. To my great misfortune, I was once mistaken for an angel. To my mother, I was everything. To my father, nothing at all. To my grandmother, I was a daily reminder of […]

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Moxie Review

  ““It occurs to me that this is what it means to be a feminist. Not a humanist or an equalist or whatever. But a feminist. It’s not a bad word. After today it might be my favourite word. Because really all it is is girls supporting each other and wanting to be treated like […]

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Before She Ignites Review

Synopsis from Katherine Tegen Books: “Mira Minkoba is the Hopebearer. Since the day she was born, she’s been told she’s special. Important. Perfect. She’s known across the Fallen Isles not just for her beauty but for the peace treaty named after her, an agreement that united the seven islands against their enemies on the mainland. […]

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Some thoughts on All the Crooked Saints

Before reading Maggie Stiefvater’s latest novel, All the Crooked Saints, I knew it wasn’t a book I could accurately or fairly review. Prior to the its’ release, there was a lot of controversy over Stiefvater, a Caucasian author, writing a book steeped in Mexican folklore. Accusations of cultural appropriation began well before the book was […]

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Saving Jazz Review

“My name is Jasmine Lovely, Jazz usually (unless I’m in trouble), and I’m a rapist. In fact, I’m guilty of more than just rape but, as my lawyer says, in the interests of judicial fairness, we can’t be prejudicial. It’s hard enough to admit to rape. As a girl, it’s exceptionally hard. People look at […]

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