An Overdue Update

Hey guys, guess who’s back from the dead?

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So, I’ve been gone…. for a while. Life sucks, adulting is hard, and I’m almost done with college for good (I graduate next week). Life sort of took over for a bit. I needed to focus elsewhere to get through the last few months. You know, big picture and all that jazz.

I am glad to say that I will begin posting regularly again! Woohoo! Cue the party music.

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Basically me as the semester comes to a close

First up will be a review of The Handmaid’s Tale, hopefully coming out tomorrow sometime. Then, who knows? Maybe I’ll go crazy. I have no idea what’s coming next and that’s half the fun!

I just want to thank all you lovely people for sticking around, I couldn’t do this without you guys.

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I’M BACK, BOOYAH!

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Every YA Book of High Quality Must Be In Want of a Sequel

Hey guys! Today’s post is part of the #BrodyBFF Street team challenges. I had to think a while about this one because the topic is based on sequels!

Which book deserves a second chance? Which sequel is even better than the first book in the series? Which series should have remained a standalone? So many choices, guys, so many choices.

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Young Adult Literature Is

A window into new places, circumstances, and ideas

An escape when you want to get away from everything

Innovative and full of controversy

A way to feel not so alone

Full of hilarious tropes and plot lines

The best way to emotionally destroy yourself (because fictional characters, duh)

The best way to convince everyone you are crazy because you laugh out loud or cry in public

The fastest way to fall in love with imaginary people (I’m looking at you, Rhys)

A way to connect with, understand, and even remember your own teenage experience

A gateway to falling in love with reading, just like I did

To me, Young Adult Literature is home

How I Met Brooding Young Adult Hero

BroodingYAHero is swoonworthy, simple as that. He’s delicious, his [insert random jewel tone] hues swirl, whirl, and broil with all of those hidden emotions we think exist because of subtext and not actual canon. You might meet him by making accidental eye contact in the cafeteria, or maybe he’ll run into you when you’re late for class and knock the books from your hand. Perhaps he saves your life in the woods from an unknown evil you don’t find out about until book three. Or maybe, just maybe, you’re soul mates who meet when you realize you’ve let out a breath you didn’t know you were holding.

Perhaps you find someone who wants to be everything but can’t, because plot.

Maybe it’s the subtle scary (not really, he’s actually threatening and emotionally abusive) supernatural creature

Maybe it’s the sensitive martyr who is willing to sacrifice himself because he loves you so damn much

Me?

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#ReadADessen Campaign: Dreamland

Hey all you lovely folks! I’m so excited to be participating in the #ReadADessen countdown/campaign as one of many  #PRHPartner’s. Today’s post is going to be a fancasting of Dreamland – one of my favorite Sarah Dessen books. In addition, the bottom of this post will contain a link to the huge giveaway going on as part of the count down. YOU CAN WIN A WHOLE SET OF SARAH DESSEN BOOKS!

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Pretty Fierce

“My mother had once told me you couldn’t trust people who came into your life at the exact moment you needed them.” 

Title: Pretty Fierce

Author: Kieran Scott

Series: Standalone

Publication: April 4th 2017 by Sourcebooks Fire

Pages: 320

Source: Netgalley

Summary from Goodreads:

Kaia has been on the run her whole life. The daughter of professional assassins, she knows true danger—and she’ll do anything to survive. After her parents vanished during a job gone bad, Kaia’s spent the last year in hiding, trying to blend in as an ordinary teenager, and there’s no one who makes her feel more normal or more special than her boyfriend, Oliver.

But when she’s jumped by a hit man, and Oliver catches her fighting back, Kaia’s secret is exposed. In a split-second decision, she flees the small town, taking Oliver with her. With professional killers stalking their every move, can Oliver and Kaia protect each other long enough to uncover the mysteries of her past?


My Thoughts:

Pretty Fierce was one of those books where I went into it not knowing what to expect. I was intrigued by the synopsis, but I knew nothing and I had heard nothing about the book.  Boy am I glad I requested this book on Netgalley. Pretty Fierce is exciting, exhilarating, and a thrill ride in its own right. It’s fast paced, innovative, and surprisingly deep. Pretty Fierce is packed full of action, drama, mystery, romance, and all those little details that make spy films so enchanting. Pretty Fierce is aptly named — it’s fierce.

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