To Take a Heart

I highly recommend To Kill a Kingdom. You don’t have to doubt the hype because it’s completely justified. Given how great of a retelling it is, I wouldn’t be surprised if it were adapted into a film.

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A Court of Pain and Feels

A Court of Thorns and Roses is a fairy-tale retelling of Beauty and the Beast, and like any other fantasy retelling, it comes with very interesting twists.

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The Book That Forgot How to Be Original

The Forgotten Book by Mechthild Gläser My rating: 2 of 5 stars Thank you, Macmillan, for sending me an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. I’ve been desperately trying not to think about you all the time. But it’s no good. —Darcy Ever since I watched the 2005 film adaptation of…

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I’ll Make a Woman out of You

Flame in the Mist by Renee Ahdieh My rating: 4 of 5 stars I buddy read this baby with the bookish beauties, Cait and Ambs The only power a man has over you is the power you give him. —Okami I actually forgot most of the events in Mulan, since I watched it around eleven…

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A Love That Is Anything but Twisted

Hunted by Meagan Spooner My rating: 4 of 5 stars Warning: Minor Spoilers Ahead There’s no such thing as living happily ever after—there’s only living. We make the choice to do it happily. —Meagan Spooner This was my third buddy read with my admirable friend, Bentley (Book Bastion). I’m still not over the live action…

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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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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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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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The Open Door of Instalove

Stealing Snow by Danielle Paige My rating: 3 of 5 stars I came from a long line of liars and monsters. —Snow Unfortunately, now I understand why Stealing Snow has a general average of 3.14. I’m not a fan of Dorothy Must Die, so I can’t say I was expecting much from this book. I…

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