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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.

Birthday Reflections Cuz of Old

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I’m interrupting your regularly scheduled post for some old person sappiness. It’s that time of year. I’m gonna be a year older and wiser crazier. Birthday Reflections I’m one of those people who always get nostalgic and reflective around birthdays ...

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YA in the Wild West | Book Review: Vengeance Road by Erin Bowman

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Book Review: Vengeance Road by Erin Bowman Goodreads | Amazon | Erin Bowman’s Website Title & Author: Vengeance Road by Erin Bowman Genre: Young Adult – Historical Fiction, Western Release Date: September 1, 2015 Series: Standalone Publisher: HMH Books for ...

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Let’s Discuss: Favorite Books In Other Genres

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When I love something, I love it all the way, which means, I’m obviously pretty immersed in YA lit. But, I love branching out and “cleansing my palate” now and again. I have a feeling many of you feel the ...

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Five 2016 YA Books Gaining Hype

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It may seem early, but 2016 is only 5 months away – whaaaattt?? I’ve already heard some buzz about these early 2016 YA releases! If there’s anything I’m good at, it’s adding to my TBR… Four 2016 YA Books Gaining ...

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Top Ten Characters Who Are Fellow Book Nerds

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Because reading about characters who love to read is strangely comforting… Ten Characters Who Are Fellow Book Nerds 1. Hermione– Always and forever the biggest book nerd in books. The library is her happy place!! 2. Elizabeth Bennet– from Pride ...

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Fun & Meaningful | Book Review: The Revenge Playbook by Rachael Allen

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The Revenge Playbook is one of my favorite contemporaries so far this year! Book Review: The Revenge Playbook by Rachael Allen Goodreads | Amazon | Rachael Allen’s Website Title & Author: The Revenge Playbook by Rachael Allen Genre: Young Adult ...

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Movie Review: Paper Towns

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I saw the Paper Towns movie (complete with souvenir necklace), and I’m here to tell you if it’s worth seeing or not… Spoilers ahead in the Book Adaption section. Movie Review: Paper Towns As a Movie I have mixed feelings ...

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Historical Must-Read | Book Review: Legacy of Kings by Eleanor Herman

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There will be a LOT of gushing about Legacy of Kings in this review… Book Review: Legacy of Kings by Eleanor Herman Goodreads | Amazon | Eleanor Herman’s Website Title & Author: Legacy of Kings (Blood of Gods and Royals) ...

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Bookish Download: Audible Review

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After my brief fling with audio books earlier this year, I’ve become more interested in them and have wanted to listen to a few more. Audible is the top site to download and discover the latest audio books for a ...

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10 Books That Celebrate Diversity/Diverse Characters

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What a fab topic from The Broke and the Bookish! This is a great campaign, and I love that its gaining momentum! 10 Books That Celebrate Diversity/Diverse Characters I’m counting diverse as characters who are from a variety of backgrounds, ...

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