Review: “Ruby Red” by Kerstin Gier

This book was such a pleasant surprise. I’ve had it on my shelves for a while now (along with the other two books in the trilogy), but I listened to this via audiobook. I’m glad I did, too! The narrator was absolutely perfect for the role of Gwenyth, a 16-year-old girl who learns she’s inherited the time traveler gene, not her cousin!

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ARC Review: “The Astonishing Color of After” by Emily X.R. Pan

Where do I even begin? I was immediately drawn to this book because of the main character who is biracial (half-white, half-Asian) like myself. Little did I know what a wild and heartfelt journey this book would be.

The great thing is that I won this review copy from a giveaway hosted by TheNovl. I was completely shocked when it came because 1) I never win anything, and 2) little did I think it would be one of my most anticipated releases of 2018!

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Review: “Always and Forever, Lara Jean” by Jenny Han

I definitely did not expect to enjoy this like I did. Granted, there were parts I thought just dragged on but the story as a whole was adorable and its heart was amazing. I was glad to dive back into Lara Jean’s world, to see her family again and experience the sisterly love and the new addition to their family, and to see her with Peter, all the while experiencing these new and sometimes final things throughout her senior year of high school.

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ARC Review: “In Real Life” by Cory Doctorow & Jen Wang

So, I’m really confused at this book. I requested in via NetGalley and the publisher lists the release date as February 13. But when I check on Goodreads, it’s been out since 2014! I don’t know if there are content changes or it’s being released by a new publisher. But I’m going to go ahead and label this as an ARC review.

Thanks NetGalley and First Second / Square Fish Books for giving a free digital copy in exchange for an honest review.

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Review: “The Language of Thorns” by Leigh Bardugo

I’m not one for fairytales. It’s true. And what might be worse yet is that I don’t read a lot of short stories because I always feel as if they’re incomplete. Perhaps I’m still bitter about Three Sides of a Heart… Who knows. 😂

But I knew diving into another book by Leigh wouldn’t disappoint. I was right. Oh, I was so very right. Not only is the physical book absolutely beautiful, but the stories are magical, powerful, with just a touch of darkness.

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