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Author Archives: Lisa Parkin

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.

Let’s Discuss: I’m The Only One Who Hasn’t Read…

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There are books I’m seriously embarrassed I haven’t read. It’s like looking at yourself saying, “why have I continued not to read this???” and then continuing not reading it… Let’s Discuss: I’m The Only One Who Hasn’t Read… In which ...

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Top Ten Favorite Authors of All Time

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Are they TRYING to kill me with these prompts?? Prompt courtesy of The Broke and the Bookish. Top Ten Favorite Authors of All Time I made these choices based on what books I come back to time and again and ...

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Journey of Self-Discovery | Book Review: The Fill-In Boyfriend by Kasie West

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What I’m about to say about The Fill-In Boyfriend is seriously killing me… Book Review: The Fill-In Boyfriend by Kasie West Goodreads | Amazon | Kasie West’s Website Title & Author: The Fill-In Boyfriend by Kasie West Genre: Young Adult ...

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One Thousand and One Nights Retelling | Book Review: The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh

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The Wrath and the Dawn is an strong YA retelling with a fun, exotic setting. Book Review: The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh Goodreads | Amazon | Renee Ahdieh’s Website Title & Author: The Wrath and the Dawn ...

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YA Book to Movie Review: Me, Earl and the Dying Girl

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Me, Earl and the Dying Girl is a movie you’ll want to see! It’s releasing June 12 nationwide. Movie Review: Me, Earl and the Dying Girl As a Movie I was lucky to snag a ticket to see the advance ...

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Historical Fiction Fantasy | Book Review: A School for Unusual Girls by Kathleen Baldwin

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If you love a good historical fiction story, get read for A School for Unusual Girls! Book Review: A School for Unusual Girls by Kathleen Baldwin Goodreads | Amazon | Kathleen Baldwin’s Website Title & Author: A School for Unusual ...

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Top Ten Inspiring Quotes from YA Books

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I love bookish quotes!! Here are a few of my favorites from different genres and times. Top Ten Inspiring Quotes from YA Books 1. “And, I swear in that moment, we were infinite.”- From one of my faves, The Perks ...

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Master of Fantasy | Book Review: The Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

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Get ready for A Court of Thorns and Roses to blow. you. AWAY!!! Book Review: The Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas Goodreads | Amazon | Sarah J Maas’ Website Title & Author: A Court of Thorns ...

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Let’s Discuss: Genre Fatigue & How to End the Rut

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Tired of reading the same type of story over and over?? Let’s discuss… Let’s Discuss: Genre Fatigue & How to End the Rut I’m not sure if this is a real term, but I define “genre fatigue,” as the general ...

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April 2015 YA Book Deals

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Not to cause a panic, but ALL THE BOOKS ARE ON SALE. Seriously though, there are YA books that are being discounted that I’ve never seen discounted. Per usual, hide yo credit cards, hide yo gift cards unless you’re ready ...

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