The War Blog

Synopsis  Crystal Rose, a 17-year-old high school junior, and her younger brother were abandoned by their drug-addicted mother fifteen years ago in an Alaskan Native village, an event which Crystal resented for years. However, when she learns that her mother was raped in high school, Crystal declares war against a society which reduces girls to […]

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The Dead Queens Club

Hi, all! Today we are kicking off Blogmas Day #11 with a book review. Synopsis:  Mean Girls meets The Tudors in Hannah Capin’s The Dead Queens Club, a clever contemporary YA retelling of Henry VIII and his wives (or, in this case, his high school girlfriends). Told from the perspective of Annie Marck (“Cleves”), a 17-year-old aspiring journalist from […]

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Buddy Read: And Then You Were Gone

Hi, all! Shalini and I decided to delve right back into another buddy read to get some more TBR off of our shelves! We had tremendous success with the last one (both with the buddy read and the book itself), but this time around I think we were both underwhelmed with the book. That being […]

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What Makes Girls Sick and Tired // Till It Stops Beating

Hi, all! Though it may come as a shock to some of you who have gotten used to reading my somewhat lengthy reviews, I actually do mini-reviews sometimes, too! This is usually when I don’t have many notes on the book (whether good or bad), if the book is shorter, the format is different, etc. […]

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An Anonymous Girl

Synopsis: Seeking women ages 18–32 to participate in a study on ethics and morality. Generous compensation. Anonymity guaranteed.  When Jessica Farris signs up for a psychology study conducted by the mysterious Dr. Shields, she thinks all she’ll have to do is answer a few questions, collect her money, and leave. But as the questions grow […]

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Like Never and Always

Synopsis: On a hot summer night, a screech of brakes and shattering glass changes two lives forever. Liv wakes in the hospital, confused when they call her Morgan. She assumes it’s a case of mistaken identity, yet when the bandages come off, it’s not her face in the mirror anymore. It’s her best friend Morgan’s. […]

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Dare You to Lie

Synopsis: When her FBI agent father is framed for murder, Kylene is forced to move in with her grandfather, back to the small town that turned its back on her, and the boy who betrayed her. All Ky cares about is clearing her father’s name, but someone won’t let her forget the photo scandal that […]

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I Do Not Trust You: Book Review

Synopsis: Memphis “M” Engle is stubborn to a fault, graced with an almost absurd knowledge of long lost languages and cultures, and a heck of an opponent in a fight. In short: she’s awesome. Ashwin Sood is a little too posh for her tastes, a member of an ancient cult (which she’s pretty sure counts […]

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June Wrap Up

I know that you guys are pretty used to my complaining about each and every month (or any length of time, really), but surprisingly enough, June has been a pretty decent month. I mean, I have nothing to complain about. And a couple things to be happy about, so…. decent it has been. Book wise, I got in 11 […]

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My Whole Truth: Book Review

Synopsis: Seventeen-year-old Seelie Stanton never wanted to kill someone. She never wanted to be invisible in her own family, never wanted to crush on her best friend Alyssa, and she definitely never wanted to know how effectively a mallet could destroy someone’s head. But the universe doesn’t care what she wants. Shane Mayfield doesn’t care […]

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