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Blog tour: Girl Gone Viral // A gripping new addition to the 2019 YA scene

Author: Arvin Ahmadi Pages: 384 Edition: e-ARC Genres: YA, sci-fi, contemporary, romance Rating: 4 stars CWs: Trauma, depression, cyber-bullying, on-page death, alcoholism, insomnia, discussions of suicide. For seventeen-year-old Opal Hopper, code is magic. She builds entire worlds from scratch: Mars craters, shimmering lakes, any virtual experience her heart desires. But she can’t code her dad… Continue reading Blog tour: Girl Gone Viral // A gripping new addition to the 2019 YA scene

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Review: The Opposite of Always // A YA contemporary with a Groundhog Day twist

Author: Justin A. Reynolds Pages: 464 pages Edition: e-ARC Read: 6th – 9th March 2019 Rating: 4 stars CWs: Death, chronic illness, racism, racial profiling, shootings When Jack and Kate meet at a party, bonding until sunrise over their mutual love of Froot Loops and their favorite flicks, Jack knows he’s falling—hard. Soon she’s meeting… Continue reading Review: The Opposite of Always // A YA contemporary with a Groundhog Day twist

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Blog tour // Bloom by Kevin Panetta

Author/artist: Kevin Panetta and Savanna Ganucheau Pages: 368 Released: 29th January 2019 Edition: e-ARC Read: 18th – 27th January 2019 Rating: 4.5 stars Now that high school is over, Ari is dying to move to the big city with his ultra-hip band―if he can just persuade his dad to let him quit his job at… Continue reading Blog tour // Bloom by Kevin Panetta

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Blog tour: The Girl in the Broken Mirror // A powerful, moving tale of assault and recovery

Author: Savita Kalhan Pages: 322 Edition: UK paperback Publication date: 29th March 2018 Read: 25th – 30th October Rating:  TWs: Rape, assault, attempted suicide, emotional manipulation, PTSD, death of a parent (not on-page) Jay’s creative writing exercise is to write a fairy tale, to end with ‘they lived happily ever after’. But the way her… Continue reading Blog tour: The Girl in the Broken Mirror // A powerful, moving tale of assault and recovery

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Blog Tour: What If It’s Us // One of the sweetest queer romances of 2018

Authors: Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera Pages: 448 Edition: Paperback ARC Read: 19th – 23rd August 2018 Rating:  CWs: homophobia, racism, cheating, panic attacks Arthur is only in New York for the summer, but if Broadway has taught him anything, it’s that the universe can deliver a showstopping romance when you least expect it. Ben thinks… Continue reading Blog Tour: What If It’s Us // One of the sweetest queer romances of 2018

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Blog Tour: The Caged Queen // A fiery and politically-dense sequel

Author: Kristen Ciccarelli Pages: 400 Edition: Paperback ARC Publication date: 27th September Read: 25th August – 5th September 2018 Once there were two sisters born with a bond so strong that it forged them together forever. When they were angry, mirrors shattered, and when they were happy, flowers bloomed. It was a magic they cherished—until… Continue reading Blog Tour: The Caged Queen // A fiery and politically-dense sequel

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Book review: Love, Hate & Other Filters // Challenging racial ideologies and dismantling stereotypes

Author: Samira Ahmed Pages: 255 Edition: UK paperback Publication date: January 16th 2018 Read: 19th February – 24th February 2018 Rating:  American-born seventeen-year-old Maya Aziz is torn between worlds. There’s the proper one her parents expect for their good Indian daughter: attending a college close to their suburban Chicago home, and being paired off with… Continue reading Book review: Love, Hate & Other Filters // Challenging racial ideologies and dismantling stereotypes