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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.

Nutcracker Retelling | Book Review: Winterspell by Claire Legrand

Nutcracker Retelling | Book Review: Winterspell by Claire Legrand

Winterspell is a great standalone YA fantasy! Book Review: Winterspell by Claire Legrand Goodreads | Amazon |

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My First Experience at Diagon Alley at Universal Studios

My First Experience at Diagon Alley at Universal Studios

In case you didn’t know, heaven has fire-breathing dragons and butterbeer ice cream. Diagon Alley brings the Wizarding World of Harry Potter to a whole new level. My First Experience at Diagon at Universal Studios Some of you may remember ...

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2015 Movie Adaption | Book Review: The DUFF by Kody Keplinger

2015 Movie Adaption | Book Review: The DUFF by Kody Keplinger

If you’re looking for something quick, hilarious and REAL, then The DUFF should be your next read! Book Review: The DUFF by Kody Keplinger Goodreads | Amazon |

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Where’d They Go? – 8 Young Adult Authors Who Haven’t Written in Awhile & What They’re Working On Now

Where’d They Go? – 8 Young Adult Authors Who Haven’t Written in Awhile & What They’re Working On Now

It’s a terrible thing to realize a favorite author has disappeared. You’re telling someone else, “Oh I loved this author’s book!! It came out recently…well, actually maybe not.” *googles the book* “WAT. It was 2012?!” Then the spiraling begins. What ...

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Greek-Style Dystopian | Book Review: Gates of Thread and Stone by Lori M. Lee

Greek-Style Dystopian | Book Review: Gates of Thread and Stone by Lori M. Lee

In the Gates of Thread and Stone, there’s good with the bad… Book Review: Gates of Thread and Stone by Lori M. Lee Goodreads | Amazon |

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Top Ten Books I Really Want To Read But Don’t Own Yet

Top Ten Books I Really Want To Read But Don’t Own Yet

This list is craziness because it’s embarrassing how many of these books I NEED in my life! Join the fun on The Broke and the Bookish HERE! Top Ten Books I Really Want To Read But Don’t Own Yet 1. ...

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The #MazeRunner Movie + Book Giveaway

The #MazeRunner Movie + Book Giveaway

Check out the bottom of this post for a #MazeRunner giveaway! We’re giving away The Maze Runner movie tickets + book + fun bonus item!! Thanks to 20th Century Fox for sponsoring this! About the Movie THE MAZE RUNNER in ...

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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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