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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.

7 ARC Mystery Giveaway

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It’s that time of year when I desperately need to clean my shelves and you directly benefit! 7 ARC Mystery Giveaway I honestly love doing this. It helps me maintain my crazy shelves and it lets you get some FREE ...

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Backshelf Book Review: Wonder by R.J. Palacio

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I sent out a mini poll on Twitter about what backshelf type book I should read next and the answer was definitely Wonder by R.J. Palacio! Backshelf Book Reviews Backshelf Book Reviews is an RBR original feature that in which ...

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Top Ten Hyped Books I’ve Never Read

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I’m actually more excited about finding out which hyped books you haven’t read yet! My list just bums me out… Top Ten Hyped Books I’ve Never Read 1. Beautiful Creatures series- I did read the first book, but I found ...

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Remember That Time I Started a YA Book Subscription Box?

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It’s almost been a year (last August) that I stared Uppercase Box, a young adult book of the month subscription. We’ve grown so much over the past year, and I wanted to give you a brief update on what’s new! ...

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YA Beach Read | Book Review: Song of Summer by Laura Lee Anderson

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Song of Summer will make you want to read outside for sure. Book Review: Song of Summer by Laura Lee Anderson Goodreads | Amazon | Laura Lee Anderson’s Website Title & Author: Song of Summer by Laura Lee Anderson Genre: ...

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My Ideal YA Book Has…

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Do you ever build a YA novel in your head? Like “I loved the setting from this book, but with the characters from this book and the relationship from that one?” I pretend sometimes I’m going write a book someday ...

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Summer & Sports | Book Review: Play On by Michelle Smith

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Book Review: Play On by Michelle Smith Goodreads | Amazon | Michelle Smith’s Website Title & Author: Play On (Lewis Creek) by Michelle Smith Genre: Young Adult – Contemporary Release Date: April 21, 2015 Series: Lewis Creek #1 Publisher: Spencer ...

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New Hundred Oaks Book | Book Review: Jesse’s Girl by Miranda Kenneally

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This Jesse’s Girl review was hard to write… Book Review: Jesse’s Girl by Miranda Kenneally Goodreads | Jesse’s Girl | Miranda Kenneally’s Website Title & Author: Jesse’s Girl by Miranda Kenneally Genre: Young Adult – Contemporary Release Date: July 7, ...

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Let’s Discuss: Who Are Your Auto-Buy Authors?

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WARNING: There will be a lot of gushing in this post. Like, a lot of fangirling will be taking place. So…just prepare yourself. Let’s Discuss: Who Are Your Auto-Buy Authors? There are just some authors I love so much that ...

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Top Ten Bookish Things (That Aren’t Books) That I’d Like To Own

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You should know something about me. I love gifts. That may sound shallow, but I love knowing someone picked out a thing with just me in mind. Plus, I’m the type of person who doesn’t want a lot of things…until ...

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