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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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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