ARC Review: “What’s Not to Love” by Emily Wibberly & Austin Siegemund-Broka

Thanks to PenguinTeen for giving me a free digital copy in exchange for an honest review. (Yes, I know I’m behind, sorry!)

Look, y’all. My first Wibbroka book and I thought, “Yes! Finally reading what everyone else has been saying are a great YA contemporary pair!” And the thing is… Maybe I just went into this one with a lot of expectation. Perhaps I should have started with their first book. Alas, I did no such thing.

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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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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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ARC Review: “You’d Be Mine” by Erin Hahn

I’m not quite sure what I expected when I read this book, but boy it certainly wasn’t this. It’s intense, dark, yet hopeful, filled with places we’d rather not visit but is a stark reality in the world today. The only thing I can describe it as is Taylor Swift meets A Star Is Born. I gobbled up this book in 3 days.

Thank you to Wednesday Books and NetGalley for giving me a free, digital copy in exchange for an honest review.

Content warning: Drug and alcohol abuse, suicide (discussion of)

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Review: “Lord of Shadows” by Cassandra Clare

Just to let you know, I’m writing this review from my grave because I am seriously dead,  d-e-a-d, dead! Honestly, I spoiled part of what happened in this book by reading the first part of the synopsis of Queen of Air and Darkness and then scrolling through fanart on Instagram… So I really have no one else to blame but myself. However, I did not see the last few chapters playing out like that. How? Why? But the children!

Right. So. Are y’all ready for a coherent review? You may not get one because all I have are EMOTIONS and things.


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ARC Review: “What She Wanted” by Julie Anne Lindsey

I’m shocking myself by the amount of contemporary YA fiction I’m reading right now. I’m tentatively exploring the genre, trying to find some goods books, since it’s one of my least read sub-genre in YA.

So when I came across this lovely (I mean, that cover says a lot) on Netgalley, I immediately requested a copy and a lucky chosen one!

Thanks to Netgalley and Kensington Books for giving me a free copy in exchange for an honest review.
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