ARC Review: “The Lucky Ones” by Liz Lawson

I picked up this book from the publisher’s booth while attending the North Texas Teen Book Festival in March 2020. (I also had a chance to meet the author and get the ARC signed! How fun!)

Anyway, I figured that I would post some more informal reviews. If you’ve seen my reviews from the past (outside of the mini-reviews), you’ve seen they follow a pretty strict format. While I initially started doing that to help put my thoughts together, I sometimes found it constricting. Since I haven’t been posting a lot of reviews on my blog in general, I find that I’m posting short, concise reviews on Goodreads as soon as I finish the book. For the time being, I’m going to post them on my blog too. You may find more formal reviews mixed in but for right now, this is helping me keep the blog going and feeling like I’m actually contributing.

Sorry for that long disclaimer!

Content warnings: Depression, PTSD, panic/anxiety attack, school shooting scenario

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ARC Review: “Anna K.: A Love Story” by Jenny Lee

Thanks to Flatiron Books for giving a free digital copy via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Guys, I really wanted to like this. Pitched as a modern Anna Karenina retelling and with a Korean MC, I just was just…enthralled. Sadly, everything really fizzled out the more I kept reading the book. Were there redeeming parts? Totally. But not enough.

Content warnings: animal death, suicide ideation, heavy drug and alcohol use, cheating, brief mentions of self-harm, racism

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TWEET CUTE Blog Tour: Review

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A huge thank you to Wednesday Books for reaching out to me about the blog tour! A free digital copy of the book was provided in exchange for an honest review.

I’ve had my eyes on this book ever since I saw it sold at auction. If I remember correctly, it was pitched as a modern-day You’ve Got Mail, which is one of my favorite movies so of course I was instantly sold. So when I was asked to participate in the blog tour for this book, I immediately jumped on the chance! And I’m even happier to report that I really enjoyed this book.

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ARC Review: “Frankly in Love” by David Yoon

huge thank you to PenguinTeen for providing a free copy in exchange for an honest review! I received this book as part of a promotion.

Y’all, how little did I know what I was getting myself into when I read this book. I knew it was going to be good, and I expected a cute, fluffy romance but it was so much more than that. In the best way possible.

All quotes are taken from the ARC and may change in the finished copy.

Content warning: death of a loved one, racism

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