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Now That I’ve Found You: A Cute YA Contemporary With POC Main Characters

*I won a free copy of this book from BookishFirst. These are my honest opinions. Thank you.* 3.5/5 Stars Author: Kristina Forest Publisher/Imprint: Roaring Brook Press Publication Date: August 25, 2020 A Spine that Shines? Partially   Book Synopsis Now That I've Found You is a YA novel about searching for answers, love, and your… Continue reading Now That I’ve Found You: A Cute YA Contemporary With POC Main Characters

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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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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 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

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Past Perfect Life: Realistic YA Contemporary With a Focus on Family Relationships

3.5/5 Stars Author: Elizabeth Eulberg Publisher: Bloomsbury YA Edition: e-ARC, 344 Digital Pages Hardcover Publication Date: July 09, 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 Past Perfect Life: Realistic YA Contemporary With a Focus on Family Relationships

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Serious Moonlight: Moonlight Escapades in Seattle

3/5 Stars Author: Jenn Bennett Publisher/Imprint: Simon Pulse Edition: Hardcover, 425 Pages Publication Date: April 16, 2019 A Spine that Shines? Partially Initial Thoughts I just finished reading Serious Moonlight today! This was my first time reading anything by Jenn Bennett. That cover is gorgeous, but unfortunately I did not enjoy the book as much… Continue reading Serious Moonlight: Moonlight Escapades in Seattle

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Fame, Fate, and the First Kiss: Kasie West Does It Again!

4.5/5 Stars Author: Kasie West Publisher/Imprint: HarperTeen Edition: Hardcover, 375 Pages Publication Date: February 05, 2019 A Spine that Shines? Definitely! Initial Thoughts & Characters Yes! Kasie West has done it again with Fame, Fate, and the First Kiss. This book follows the story of Lacey Barnes, who is introduced in Kasie's earlier book Love,… Continue reading Fame, Fate, and the First Kiss: Kasie West Does It Again!

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Love, Life, and the List: A Cute, Simple Contemporary Romance

4/5 Stars Author: Kasie West Publisher/Imprint: HarperTeen Edition: Hardcover, 374 Pages Publication Date: December 26, 2017 A Spine that Shines? Fairly Well Initial Thoughts Overall, I found Love, Life, and the List to be a cute romance. I always enjoy reading Kasie West books, because they're very clean and leave the reader feeling light-and-fluffy inside.… Continue reading Love, Life, and the List: A Cute, Simple Contemporary Romance

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Listen to Your Heart: A Lighthearted Summer Read!

5/5 Stars! Author: Kasie West Publisher/Imprint: Point Edition: Hardcover, 324 Pages Publication Date: May 29, 2018 A Spine that Shines? Yep! Setting, Plot, & Characters Kasie West has done it again! This book has the perfect summer setting. I loved reading about the lake and the marina. The scenes out on the water are breathtaking… Continue reading Listen to Your Heart: A Lighthearted Summer Read!

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The Love Letters of Abelard and Lily: Review

3.5/5 Stars I thought the idea of this story was intriguing. It was definitely a nice change to read a book about an MC with ADHD. I found Lily's voice to be original and compelling, and there was a dash of humor that drew me in to Creedle's writing. I don't know much about how… Continue reading The Love Letters of Abelard and Lily: Review