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The Queen's Assassin: Assassins, Pompous Courtiers, and Romance!

3.5/5 Stars Author: Melissa de la Cruz Publisher/Imprint: G. P. Putnam's Sons Edition: Paperback ARC, 372 Pages Hardcover Publication Date: February 04, 2020 A Spine that Shines? Partially   *This review is based on a paperback ARC edition received from the publisher via BookishFirst. All quotes used in this review come from the uncorrected proof.… Continue reading The Queen's Assassin: Assassins, Pompous Courtiers, and Romance!

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Nameless Queen: Exploring Social Divisions Through Magic

3.5/5 Stars Author: Rebecca McLaughlin Publisher/Imprint: Crown Books for Young Readers Edition: Paperback ARC, 340 Pages Hardcover Publication Date: January 07, 2020 A Spine that Shines? Fairly Well *This review is based on a paperback ARC edition received from the publisher. All quotes used in this review come from the uncorrected proof. These are my… Continue reading Nameless Queen: Exploring Social Divisions Through Magic

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Hearts, Strings, and Other Breakable Things: A Cute, Modern Retelling of Jane Austen's 'Mansfield Park'

4/5 Stars Author: Jacqueline Firkins Publisher/Imprint: HMH Books for Young Readers Edition: Paperback ARC, 371 Pages Hardcover Publication Date: December 17, 2019 A Spine that Shines? Quite Well! *This review is based on a paperback ARC edition received from the publisher. All quotes used in this review come from the uncorrected proof. These are my… Continue reading Hearts, Strings, and Other Breakable Things: A Cute, Modern Retelling of Jane Austen's 'Mansfield Park'

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The Beautiful: An Entertaining Vampire Tale, but Not Perfect

4/5 Stars Author: Renee Ahdieh Publisher/Imprint: G.P. Putnam's Sons Edition: Hardcover, 425 Pages Publication Date: October 08, 2019 A Spine that Shines: Fairly Well   *I received this book for free by redeeming points through Penguin Reader Rewards. It did not affect my review of this book. These are my honest opinions. Thank you.* 'When… Continue reading The Beautiful: An Entertaining Vampire Tale, but Not Perfect

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Coral: An Attempt to Explore Mental Health Through “The Little Mermaid” Retelling

3/5 Stars Author: Sara Ella Publisher/Imprint: Thomas Nelson Edition: Paperback ARC, 369 Pages Hardcover Publication Date: November 12, 2019 A Spine that Shines? Partially   *This review is based on a paperback ARC edition received from the publisher. All quotes used in this review come from the uncorrected proof. These are my honest opinions. Thank… Continue reading Coral: An Attempt to Explore Mental Health Through “The Little Mermaid” Retelling

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The Guinevere Deception: Mixed Feelings Regarding This Arthurian Retelling

3.5/5 Stars Author: Kiersten White Publisher/Imprint: Delacorte Press Edition: e-ARC, 257 Digital Pages Hardcover Publication Date: November 05, 2019 A Spine that Shines? Partially *This review is based on the e-ARC edition provided by the publisher via NetGalley. All quotes used in this review come from the uncorrected proof. These are my honest opinions. Thank… Continue reading The Guinevere Deception: Mixed Feelings Regarding This Arthurian Retelling

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Song of the Crimson Flower: A Tender Story, Elegantly Told

4.5/5 Stars Author: Julie C. Dao Publisher/Imprint: Philomel Edition: Paperback ARC, 273 Pages Hardcover Publication Date: November 05, 2019 A Spine that Shines? Definitely! *This review is based on a paperback ARC edition received from the publisher. All quotes used in this review come from the uncorrected proof. These are my honest opinions. Thank you.*… Continue reading Song of the Crimson Flower: A Tender Story, Elegantly Told

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Gravemaidens: Fascinating Premise Despite Disappointing Execution

3/5 Stars Author: Kelly Coon Publisher/Imprint: Delacorte Press Edition: e-ARC, 275 Pages Hardcover Publication Date: October 29, 2019 A Spine that Shines? Partially *This review is based on the e-ARC edition provided by the publisher via NetGalley. All quotes used in this review come from the uncorrected proof. These are my honest opinions. Thank you.*… Continue reading Gravemaidens: Fascinating Premise Despite Disappointing Execution

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Fireborne: Revolution, Dragons, and a Hint of Romance

4/5 Stars Author: Rosaria Munda Publisher/Imprint: G.P. Putnam's Sons Edition: Paperback ARC, 432 Pages Hardcover Publication Date: October 15, 2019 A Spine that Shines? Quite Well! *This review is based on a paperback ARC edition received from the publisher. All quotes used in this review come from the uncorrected proof. These are my honest opinions.… Continue reading Fireborne: Revolution, Dragons, and a Hint of Romance

Contemporary

The Library of Lost Things: A Book Hoarder’s Delight

4/5 Stars Author: Laura Taylor Namey Publisher/Imprint: Inkyard Press Edition: e-ARC, 345 Digital Pages Hardcover Publication Date: October 08, 2019 A Spine that Shines? Quite Well! *This review is based on the e-ARC edition provided by the publisher via NetGalley. All quotes used in this review come from the uncorrected proof. These are my honest… Continue reading The Library of Lost Things: A Book Hoarder’s Delight