ARC Review: A Very Large Expanse of Sea by Tahereh Mafi

Title: A Very Large Expanse of Sea Author: Tahereh Mafi Genre: YA, Contemporary Publication: October 6, 2018 by HarperTeen My Rating: ★★★★☆ Synopsis: It’s 2002, a year after 9/11. It’s an extremely turbulent time politically, but especially so for someone like Shirin, a sixteen-year-old Muslim girl who’s tired of being stereotyped. Shirin is never surprised by how … Continue reading ARC Review: A Very Large Expanse of Sea by Tahereh Mafi

Series Review: Shades of Magic by V.E. Schwab

Series Title: Shades of Magic Book Titles: Book 1: A Darker Shade of Magic, Book 2: A Gathering of Shadows, Book 3: A Conjuring of Light Author: Victoria Schwab (published under pseudonym V.E. Schwab) Genre: Fantasy My Overall Rating: ★★★★★ I was debating on whether or not I wanted to write an entire series review for … Continue reading Series Review: Shades of Magic by V.E. Schwab

Review: The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli

Title: The Upside of Unrequited Author: Becky Albertalli Genre: YA, Contemporary Publication: April 11, 2017 by Balzer + Bray My Rating: ★★★★☆ Synopsis: Seventeen-year-old Molly Peskin-Suso knows all about unrequited love—she’s lived through it twenty-six times. She crushes hard and crushes often, but always in secret. Because no matter how many times her twin sister, … Continue reading Review: The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli

Review: Circe by Madeline Miller

Title: Circe Author: Madeline Miller Genre: Fiction, Mythology, Historical Fiction Publication: April 10, 2018 by Lee Boudreaux Books My Rating: ★★★☆☆ My review: It pains me to give this book anything less than 5 stars. I’m convinced Madeline Miller is an actual goddess herself because of how glorious her writing is, but I’m sad to … Continue reading Review: Circe by Madeline Miller

ARC Review: This is Kind of an Epic Love Story by Kheryn Callender

Title: This is Kind of an Epic Love Story Author: Kheryn Callender Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary Publication: October 30, 2018 by Balzer + Bray My Rating: ★★★☆☆ My Review: When I saw this book pop up on my Goodreads feed a couple weeks ago, I was immediately intrigued. Once I started to read the reviews, I … Continue reading ARC Review: This is Kind of an Epic Love Story by Kheryn Callender

ARC Review: What If It’s Us by Becky Albertalli & Adam Silvera

Title: What if It's Us Authors: Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary Publication: October 9th, 2018 My Rating: ★★★★★ This will be a spoiler free review. I'd like to thank Edelweiss and HarperTeen for providing me with an eARC copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. First I’d like … Continue reading ARC Review: What If It’s Us by Becky Albertalli & Adam Silvera

ARC Review: The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy by Mackenzi Lee

Title: The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy Author: Mackenzi Lee Genre: Young Adult, Historical Fiction Publication: October 2, 2018 by Katherine Tegen Books My Rating: ★★★★★ Synopsis: Felicity Montague is through with pretending she prefers society parties to books about bone setting—or that she’s not smarter than most people she knows, or that she cares … Continue reading ARC Review: The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy by Mackenzi Lee

Review: The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller

  Title: The Song of Achilles Author: Madeline Miller Genres: Fiction, Historical Fiction, Mythology Publication: September 20th, 2011 by Bloomsbury Publishing My Rating: ★★★★★   My Review: Before I read this, I had been hearing so much about it. A lot of good things: that it's excellent, touching, heartbreaking, and an overall incredible book. The … Continue reading Review: The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller

ARC Review: The Story of My Face by Leanne Bough

Title: The Story of My Face Author: Leanne Bough Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary Publication: September 10, 2018 by Second Story Press Content Warning: violence (including flashbacks), anxiety, sexual assault My Rating: ★★★☆☆ First, I'd like to thank NetGalley and Second Story Press for providing me with an eARC copy of this book in exchange for an honest … Continue reading ARC Review: The Story of My Face by Leanne Bough

Review: Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia

Title: Eliza and Her Monsters Author: Francesca Zappia Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary Publication: May 30, 2017 by Greenwillow Books Content Warning: depression, anxiety, panic attack, suicide, suicidal ideation My Rating: ★★★★★ This review contains minor spoilers The reason I’m able to sit down and write my first book review is partially because of how inspired … Continue reading Review: Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia