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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.

If I Stay Movie Review – Spoiler Free

If I Stay Movie Review – Spoiler Free

I’m happy to tell you that the If I Stay movie is GOOD, you guys. Plus, I’m not sure who decided to start offering day-before movie premieres at 8 p.m. (instead of midnight), but this old 20-something lady is thankful. ...

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Let’s Discuss: The Worst Spoiler You Ever Heard

Let’s Discuss: The Worst Spoiler You Ever Heard

So, you’re probably thinking, won’t this post make everything worse by asking everyone to share terrible spoilers they heard?! Normally, yes you’d be right EXCEPT I thought about this is advance and have set up a few rules so no ...

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Great YA Books Without Romance

Great YA Books Without Romance

I’m not one who would typically endorse YA books without romance, but after reading a book recently that was glaringly void of hormones, I found it refreshing. I wouldn’t read books with no romance ALL the time, but for every ...

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Top Ten Books People Have Been Telling Me That I MUST Read

Top Ten Books People Have Been Telling Me That I MUST Read

There are some serious book pushers out there, GEEZ. #Guilty #SorryNotSorry Top Ten Books People Have Been Telling Me That I MUST Read 1. Tiger Lily- YOU GUYS! Last week everyone was so encouraging about this book! I’ve been told ...

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Phantom of the Opera Retelling | Book Review: Of Metal and Wishes by Sarah Fine

Phantom of the Opera Retelling | Book Review: Of Metal and Wishes by Sarah Fine

Book Review: Of Metal and Wishes by Sarah Fine Goodreads | Amazon |

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Top Literary Sites to Visit on my Bucket List

Top Literary Sites to Visit on my Bucket List

I love to travel, and it seems like everywhere you go there’s cool literary sites where authors lived or got coffee or actually wrote. I’ve been fortunate enough to visit a few, but there’s so many more I want to ...

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Book Review: Salt and Storm by Kendall Kulper

Book Review: Salt and Storm by Kendall Kulper

Salt & Storm, agh!! This is a tough one… Book Review: Salt and Storm by Kendall Kulper Goodreads | Amazon |

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Let’s Discuss: What Turns the Tide Against Reading a Book?

Let’s Discuss: What Turns the Tide Against Reading a Book?

The ugly truth of reading books – sometimes you just don’t want to read a book anymore! Let’s Discuss: What Turns the Tide Against Reading a Book? After writing the Top Ten Books I’m Not Sure I Want To Read ...

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Top Ten Books I’m Not Sure I Want To Read

Top Ten Books I’m Not Sure I Want To Read

I wish it wasn’t true, but I have a fickle, fickle heart… Top Ten Books I’m Not Sure I Want To Read 1. Tiger Lily- by Jodi Lynn Anderson. You guys. I bought this on sale, and I’m STILL worried ...

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Great Fantasy Sequel | Book Review: The Perilous Sea by Sherry Thomas

Great Fantasy Sequel | Book Review: The Perilous Sea by Sherry Thomas

A slow start that ramped up to be something great, The Perilous Sea is a great follow-up to the first Elemental Trilogy book. Book Review: The Perilous Sea by Sherry Thomas Goodreads | Amazon |

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