Q & A with Christina June

Hi, booknerds! Dessa and I recently read an ARC of It Started with Goodbye by debut author Christina June. We genuinely enjoyed this contemporary retelling of Cinderella (both of us gave it 5 out of 5 stars), and we can hardly wait for the rest of the YA community to read it. If you want to know more about ISWG,…

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Q & A with Cale Dietrich

This month, I was fortunate enough to get an ARC of The Love Interest by debut author Cale Dietrich. I happily gave it 5 out of 5 stars, and you can know why I did so by reading my review. I am so thankful that I got the chance to have a correspondence with Cale even before I…

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Roses, Revolutions, and Royal Problems

Blood Rose Rebellion by Rosalyn Eves My rating: 4 of 5 stars Thank you, Penguin Random House, for sending me an ARC of this book (all the way from New York) in exchange for an honest review. I was different. I could choose to see it as a gift. I could embrace my own power.…

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It Started with a Fairy Tale

It Started with Goodbye is a new addition to my shelf of favorite books in 2017. Even though this book is a retelling of Cinderella, the feelings it evoked in me were beautifully authentic.

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That Deadly Performance Called Love

The Love Interest by Cale Dietrich My rating: 5 of 5 stars Thank you, Feiwel & Friends, for sending me an ARC of this book (via NetGalley) in exchange for an honest review. A Love Interest is who I am, and it’s all I’ll ever be. Questioning that, or letting other people know that I’m…

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Satisfied to the Stars and Back

I think that at its core, this book is not a love story. Instead, it is a magical story of an ostracized girl’s transition into empowered womanhood. I believe that you’ll find so much more than a slow-burning romance.

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The Price of Untimely Flirting

The Dragon’s Price by Bethany Wiggins My rating: 4 of 5 stars Thank you, Random House Children’s, for sending me an ARC of this book (via NetGalley) in exchange for an honest review. …These days that test you to your core, they will refine you, beat out your weaknesses, and turn you into the best…

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Music, Magic, and Tons of Goblins

Wintersong by S. Jae-Jones My rating: 4 of 5 stars Thank you, St. Martin’s Press, for sending me an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. Down here, I have found myself. Down here, I have a space to be. It is a gift I never looked for, and I cherish it.…

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