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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.

New Feature – The Bookish Download: Book-Related Technology Reviews

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With blog features, I tend to combine my favorite things. A Novel Accessory is about my obsession with Etsy and books. YA At All Costs is about book deals. Fangirl in the Know focuses on insider author and book publication ...

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Sleeping Beauty’s Awake | Book Review: A Wicked Thing by Rhiannon Thomas

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A Wicked Thing re-imagines the story of Sleeping Beauty from when she wakes up from her true love’s kiss… Book Review: A Wicked Thing by Rhiannon Thomas Goodreads | Amazon |

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7 YA Sequels We’ve Waited Years For

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We’ve all been there- you’ve finished a book and are totally invested in the story…and subsequent sequels. But, time slips by, you check back and you still have to wait months or *gasp* YEARS until the next book. All hope ...

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Top Ten Suggestions For YA Book Clubs

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If you’re part of a book club, you know how hard it is to select a new book. Whether you take turns choosing or do a majority vote, it can be challenging finding a book that’s 1. Good and 2. ...

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All’s Fair in Love and War | Book Review: The Art of Lainey by Paula Stokes

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The Art of Lainey is an entertaining romp with boyfriend re-stealing and ancient Chinese military tactics. Book Review: The Art of Lainey by Paula Stokes Goodreads | Amazon |

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January 2015 YA Book Deals

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This month’s YA Kindle deals are kind of a mixed bag. There are a lot of discounted books…but, none of them got below $2.99. Not complaining, but usually there’s a good number of books under $2 and $1. Let the ...

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YA Book Giveaway: An Ember in the Ashes Prize Pack

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I could not be more excited about the April release of An Ember in the Ashes! It’s one of my most anticipated books of 2015, which is why I’m excited to tell you that you could win an sweet prize ...

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Fierce Heroine Alert | Book Review: The Glass Arrow by Kristen Simmons

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The Glass Arrow is a high-intensity read that will stay with you days later… Book Review: The Glass Arrow by Kristen Simmons Goodreads | Amazon |

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Latest from HuffPost: Q&A With Holly Black

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I had a nice chat with Holly Black, author of The Darkest Part of the Forest, on the HuffPost! Latest from HuffPost: Q&A With Holly Black Black and I talked about her new title, working with Cassie Clare and her ...

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DNF’d | Book Review: Seeker by Arwen Elys Dayton

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Seeker was confusing and disappointing… Book Review: Seeker by Arwen Elys Dayton Goodreads | Amazon |

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