Okay, I’m sure you guys are tired of me talking about booktubeathon by now.
I promise, this is the last time I’ll mention it until next summer! I just read so many good books that week, and there’s no way I can write and post full length reviews for all of them. The perfect solution?? MINI REVIEWS.
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Title: The Gentlemen’s Guide to Vice and Virtue
Author: Mackenzi Lee
Genre: Young Adult, Historical Fiction
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Published: June 27th, 2017
Rating: 5 stars
Henry “Monty” Montague was born and bred to be a gentleman, but he was never one to be tamed. The finest boarding schools in England and the constant disapproval of his father haven’t been able to curb any of his roguish passions—not for gambling halls, late nights spent with a bottle of spirits, or waking up in the arms of women or men.
But as Monty embarks on his Grand Tour of Europe, his quest for a life filled with pleasure and vice is in danger of coming to an end. Not only does his father expect him to take over the family’s estate upon his return, but Monty is also nursing an impossible crush on his best friend and traveling companion, Percy.
Still it isn’t in Monty’s nature to give up. Even with his younger sister, Felicity, in tow, he vows to make this yearlong escapade one last hedonistic hurrah and flirt with Percy from Paris to Rome. But when one of Monty’s reckless decisions turns their trip abroad into a harrowing manhunt that spans across Europe, it calls into question everything he knows, including his relationship with the boy he adores.
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Title: Love and Other Alien Experiences
Author: Kerry Winfrey
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Published: July 11th, 2017
Format: e-ARC via Netgalley
Rating: 5 stars
I’m never going outside again.
Mallory hasn’t left the house in sixty-seven days–since the day her dad left. She attends her classes via webcam, rarely leaves her room (much to her brother’s chagrin), and spends most of her time watching The X-Files or chatting with the always obnoxious BeamMeUp on New Mexico’s premier alien message board.
But when she’s shockingly nominated for homecoming queen, her life takes a surprising turn. She slowly begins to open up to the world outside. And maybe if she can get her popular jock neighbor Brad Kirkpatrick to be her homecoming date, her classmates will stop calling her a freak.
In this heartwarming and humorous debut, Mallory discovers first love and the true meaning of home–just by taking one small step outside her house.
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I had the huge honor of interviewing Kerry Winfrey, author of the upcoming contemporary Love and Other Alien Experiences. Spoiler alert: I loved it. I’m so unbelievably happy I got the chance to chat with her!
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Happy June! To kick it off, I figured I’d go back and write some mini reviews for books I haven’t gotten to review yet, or don’t feel like doing full-length reviews for.
Continue reading “Mini Reviews: Love and First Sight, The Infinite Moment of Us, Queens of Geek”
May was a pretty good month for me.
In terms of reading? Posssibly. Blogging? Eh, not really.
But, in terms of non-bookish life. Absolutely, because 1) I finished all my exams 2) I’m pretty sure I aced them and 3) it’s finally summer!
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Author: Ashley Poston
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Retelling
Publisher: Quirk Books
Published: April 4, 2017
Anything can happen once upon a con…
When geek girl Elle Wittimer sees a cosplay contest sponsored by the producers of Starfield, she has to enter. First prize is an invitation to the ExcelsiCon Cosplay Ball and a meet-and-greet with the actor slated to play Federation Prince Carmindor in the reboot. Elle’s been scraping together tips from her gig at the Magic Pumpkin food truck behind her stepmother’s back, and winning this contest could be her ticket out once and for all—not to mention a fangirl’s dream come true.
Teen actor Darien Freeman is less than thrilled about this year’s ExcelsiCon. He used to live for conventions, but now they’re nothing but jaw-aching photo sessions and awkward meet-and-greets. Playing Federation Prince Carmindor is all he’s ever wanted, but the diehard Starfield fandom has already dismissed him as just another heartthrob. As ExcelsiCon draws near, closet nerd Darien feels more and more like a fake—until he meets a girl who shows him otherwise. (source)
Note: This review is spoiler-free!
I was expecting nerdiness, and goofiness, and fluffiness from this book. And I got that.
I got more than that.
Continue reading “Geekerella by Ashley Poston | Nerdy, Relatable, and Deep”
Lately around twitter, there has been some discussion about the different age demographics in the YA book community. If you’ve been online then you’ve probably seen that there is a mix of many different age groups in our community.
This is fantastic of course! I’m happy that YA touches so many people at any point in their life. However, some complications are also evident.
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Title: Defy the Stars
Author: Claudia Gray
Genre: Young Adult, Sci-Fi
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Published: April 4, 2017
Star Rating: 4.5 stars
She’s a soldier.
Noemi Vidal is a seventeen years old and sworn to protect her planet, Genesis. She’s willing to risk anything—including her own life. To their enemies on Earth, she’s a rebel.
He’s a machine.
Abandoned in space for years, utterly alone, Abel has advanced programming that’s begun to evolve. He wants only to protect his creator, and to be free. To the people of Genesis, he’s an abomination.
Noemi and Abel are enemies in an interstellar war, forced by chance to work together as they embark on a daring journey through the stars. Their efforts would end the fighting for good, but they’re not without sacrifice. The stakes are even higher than either of them first realized, and the more time they spend together, the more they’re forced to question everything they’d been taught was true. (source)
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Deciding what to read next is hard.
As bookworms, we know this. As bloggers, we especially know this. Who has time to read a book that they’re just not interested in? As such, I generally don’t bother picking up books that I’m not at least 70% sure I’ll enjoy. I mean, my TBR is begging for mercy as it is, and it just cannot afford the extra weight.
Continue reading “5 Books I Didn’t Expect to Love | Spoiler Alert: I Did!”