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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.

Top Ten Books That Were Hard For Me To Read

Top Ten Books That Were Hard For Me To Read

Another Tuesday, another Broke and Bookish topic! And, it’s all about books we struggled through. Top Ten Books That Were Hard For Me To Read 1. Gone Girl- This book was definitely out of my comfort zone, but I’m so ...

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The Best Hobbit Accessories Ever

The Best Hobbit Accessories Ever

With the final Hobbit movie coming out in December, I couldn’t help but get excited a little early. A girl needs something to look forward to! So, naturally, I thought, “What awesome Hobbit-themed things can I find online?” The answer ...

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The Maze Runner Movie Review

The Maze Runner Movie Review

As suspected, The Maze Runner movie was action-packed and full of fun. I really enjoyed it! The Maze Runner Movie Review As a Book Adaption The Maze Runner movie was pretty true to the book. Surprisingly so, actually. I definitely ...

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A Stunning Read | Book Review: I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson

A Stunning Read | Book Review: I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson

I’m on a roll – I’ll Give You the Sun is definitely a must-read of this year. SO FREAKING GOOD. Book Review: I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson Goodreads | Amazon |

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Top Ten Books on My Fall 2014 To Be Read List

Top Ten Books on My Fall 2014 To Be Read List

There’s almost nothing I love more than talking about books I’m really excited to read. As my TBR list is always out of control Top Ten Books on My Fall 2014 To Be Read List 1. The Infinite Sea – ...

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Must Read Series | Book Review: Killer Instinct by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

Must Read Series | Book Review: Killer Instinct by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

Killer Instinct is simply delicious. It made my best books of 2014 list already… Book Review: Killer Instinct by Jennifer Lynn Barnes Goodreads | Amazon |

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New Abhorsen Novel | Book Review: Clariel by Garth Nix

New Abhorsen Novel | Book Review: Clariel by Garth Nix

Clariel offers high fantasy fun and free magic. Book Review: Clariel by Garth Nix Goodreads | Amazon |

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Let’s Discuss: The Book You Told Everyone About

Let’s Discuss: The Book You Told Everyone About

There’s this quote from The Fault in Our Stars that is SO TRUE that I think about it and nod my head in agreement every time: Can you relate with this? Let’s talk about what book filled you with righteous ...

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Where’d They Go? Part 2: More Young Adult Authors Who Haven’t Written in Awhile

Where’d They Go? Part 2: More Young Adult Authors Who Haven’t Written in Awhile

There were more missing in action YA authors than I thought! Here’s a part 2 round-up with some of our faves who have been a little too silent for too long… For Part 1, click HERE! Where’d They Go? Part ...

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Top Ten Authors I’ve Only Read One Book From But NEED to Read More Of

Top Ten Authors I’ve Only Read One Book From But NEED to Read More Of

It’s so weird to look at odd reading habits like this one – authors whose work you actually want to read more of…yet you haven’t yet. Such is book nerd life. Head over to the Broke and the Bookish for ...

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