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I'm a hardcore lover of young adult fiction and have been reviewing books since 2011. Other interests include Downton Abbey, heat lightning storms, Harry Potter land and (begrudingly) one orange tabby.

Guest Post: James Patterson on the #HomeroomDiaries

Guest Post: James Patterson on the #HomeroomDiaries

I’m pretty excited to tell you that JAMES PATTERSON has stopped by the blog today with a guest post! He’s talking about his new book, Homeroom Diaries! I’ve flipped through the review copy I was sent, and I love how ...

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More Than A Surprise Ending | Book Review: We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

More Than A Surprise Ending | Book Review: We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

The buzz is justified for We Were Liars… Book Review: We Were Liars by E. Lockhart Goodreads | Amazon |

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Fangirl in the Know: Favorite Authors, New Series

Fangirl in the Know: Favorite Authors, New Series

It’s that time again! Let’s fangirl about new 2015 young adult books from our favorite authors! Fangirl the the Know: Favorite Authors, New Series Fangirl in the Know is a new Read.Breathe.Relax. original feature that will help readers stay updated ...

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Top Ten Characters I Would Want With Me On A Deserted Island

Top Ten Characters I Would Want With Me On A Deserted Island

I went the practical route…with a few exceptions. A girl’s gotta stay entertained. Top Ten Characters I Would Want With Me On A Deserted Island 1. Hermione Granger- For casting magic of course. She’s the most talented wizard of her ...

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Giveaway: A Month of Uppercase, A Young Adult Book Subscription Box

Giveaway: A Month of Uppercase, A Young Adult Book Subscription Box

I am beyond excited to share with you something I’ve been working on a little while – it’s Uppercase, a young adult book subscription box. What that long description really means is this: hand-selected books by me delivered to your ...

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Dark Paranormal Read | Book Review: Mortal Danger by Ann Aguirre

Dark Paranormal Read | Book Review: Mortal Danger by Ann Aguirre

Mortal Danger is not for the faint of heart… Book Review: Mortal Danger by Ann Aguirre Goodreads | Amazon |

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July 2014 Young Adult Kindle Deals

July 2014 Young Adult Kindle Deals

In which all the young adult kindle books are less than $5! Holy moly!! What a great potential haul. Frugal Fantasy Reader The Frugal Fantasy Reader is a Read.Breathe.Relax. original feature that lists the latest fantasy and young adult Kindle ...

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Adventure-Driven YA SciFi | Book Review: Burn Out by Kristi Helvig

Adventure-Driven YA SciFi | Book Review: Burn Out by Kristi Helvig

It’s been awhile since I read a really heart-pounding sci-fi read, so I was hoping Burn Out would help me out with that! Book Review: Burn Out by Kristi Helvig Goodreads | Amazon |

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Book Review: The Fire Wish by Amber Lough

Book Review: The Fire Wish by Amber Lough

I really went back and forth on The Fire Wish. The good and the bad mixed to…totally confuse me. Book Review: The Fire Wish by Amber Lough Goodreads | Amazon |

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4 Harry Potter Short Stories That Should be Written Next

4 Harry Potter Short Stories That Should be Written Next

In a perfect storm of Harry Potter news and excitement, Tuesday Diagon Alley officially opened at Universal Studios AND J.K. Rowling released a new Harry Potter short story that details the older life of our favorite heroes. If you haven’t ...

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