Just for Clicks by Kara McDowell: Fun, Unpredictable, Surprisingly Deep | Book Review

Title: Just for Clicks

Author: Kara McDowell

Genre: YA Contemporary

Publisher: Amberjack

Published: February 19, 2019

Format: ARC

Rating: 4/5 stars

Mommy blogs are great . . . unless the blog happens to belong to your mom.
Twin sisters Claire & Poppy are accidental social media stars thanks to Mom going viral when they were babies. Now, as teens, they’re expected to contribute by building their own brand. Attending a NY fashion week and receiving fan mail is a blast. Fending off internet trolls and would-be kidnappers? Not so much.
Poppy embraces it. Claire hates it. Will anybody accept her as “just Claire”? And what should Claire do about Mom’s old journals? The handwritten entries definitely don’t sound like Mom’s perfect blog persona. Worse, one of them divulges a secret that leaves Claire wondering what else in her life might be nothing but a sham . . .

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Will These Crossover Ships Sink or Swim?

Romance is a pretty big deal in YA.

It’s not an exaggeration to say that almost all YA books have some sort of romantic subplot. So what happens when those couples get shaken up a little bit?

Yeah, sure, Valentine’s Day could be used to celebrate all the great couples that we already have… or the ones that we could have if we only thought outside of the box (or rather, the book.)

I was inspired by this Epic Reads post where you could vote on which character ships from different universes you think would work and which ones wouldn’t.

But since this isn’t a democracy in any way, shape, or form (lucky you), I wanted to list some crossover couples of my own that would swim and others that would sink to the bottom of the ocean, Titanic-style.

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January 2019 | Wrap-Up

Another month gone.

I’ve seen some people claim that January went on forever, but honestly? It flew by for me! I can’t believe we are entering month two of 2019!

This month did go by fast, but I still managed to read some great books, write some (hopefully) great content, and find some great posts.

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And the Bookish Oscar Goes To…

I’m not really an Oscars type of person. Celebrities, Hollywood… just not what I’m interested in. But, do you know what I am interested in? BOOKS! Shocking, right?

So if any of you bibliophiles like me are out there, and decided to ditch the Oscars this year, I’ve created a bookish one for you!

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A Reading Year in Review | Goodbye 2016

I’m not going to say that this reading year sucked, because it didn’t. I read some great things – in fact, I even found my new favorite book/trilogy! Yay!

But, if I had to describe my year in books in one word, it would be… mediocre.

My multi-month reading slump made it difficult to keep a steady rhythm of reading. The whole pick up a new book, devour it, then pick up the next one. Rinse and repeat. That was last year’s reading. This year, not so much.

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Top Ten Tuesday | 2017 Releases I’m Drooling Over

Happy Tuesday bibliophiles! Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted my The Broke and the Bookish that I haven’t participated in in forever! HOWEVER, this week’s theme got me really excited, and I couldn’t resist. This week I’m talking about my most anticipated releases of the first half of 2017 (only 18 days left of 2016, woah!) Where does the time go?

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Top Ten Tuesday: AWW Moments in Books | BE PREPARED FOR THE FEELS

So, Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme made by The Broke and the Bookish and I’ll let you read more about it here. I was really excited that this week’s theme was REWIND! Meaning, you can go back and pick any theme that’s been done. I picked one from all the way back in 2011: Top Ten AWW Moments. The way this is going to work is, underneath each picture is going to be the AWWWWWWW moment with a little gushing. If you haven’t read the book and want to, then don’t read the moment because of SPOILERS! But if you have read the book, please enjoy becoming incredibly gooey with me, reliving these scenes, and getting a major hit of the feels. This are in no particular order because how in the world would I pick?

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The Olympics Book Tag

In case you haven’t heard (where have you been?) the Olympics start tomorrow! Personally, I’ve always loved watching the Olympic Games. The excitement, the anticipation, the patriotism, etc. And so, I thought, why not combine the Olympics with something even more amazing: reading!

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A Study in Charlotte| Every Mystery Should Be Like This

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Title: A Study in Charlotte

Author: Brittany Cavallaro

Genre: Young Adult, Mystery

Published: March 1st, 2016

Publisher: Katherine Teagan Books

Star Rating: 4.5 stars

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~ SPOILER-FREE REVIEW ~

I finished this about twenty minutes ago and I’m still just… wow.

I haven’t read a mystery in a really long time mostly because I never find the right one. It’s either too horror-y or too tame. Or it’s the perfect balance, but the murderer is so obvious that I might as well flip to the back just to read the full explanation. Or the murderer is so far-fetched that it really doesn’t even make sense. But this book. This book… Continue reading “A Study in Charlotte| Every Mystery Should Be Like This”