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  • actual-angie
    16.01.2022 - 13 minutes ago

    This...book. OMG THIS BOOK!!!! 😭😭😭😭

    Check out my spoiler free review of Take Me With You When You Go by David Levithan and Jennifer Niven:

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  • theloverspeaks
    16.01.2022 - 38 minutes ago

    from aristotle and dante discover the secrets of the universe (pub. 2012) benjamín alire sáenz

    #bookblr#books#book quotes #young adult literature #ya fiction #ari and dante #aristotle and dante discover the secrets of the universe #the lover speaks #american literature
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  • biandlesbianliterature
    16.01.2022 - 40 minutes ago
    If you want a teen romcom in an F/F YA book, this is the read for you!
    It’s enemies to lovers and fake dating! It is very much like a teen romcom movie: the two of them get to know each other over their music choices on the drive. They have miscommunication. They both open up about their insecurities. Scottie realizes that, despite being hung up on her toxic ex, maybe the girl she’s been looking for has been right in front of her this whole time. There’s also the “only one bed” trope. They even discuss teen romcom movies!
    I listened to this as an audiobook, and it was a quick, fun listening experience! It’s cute, and the ending is cathartic and sweet.

    She Drives Me Crazy by Kelly Quindlen was reviewed at the Lesbrary

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  • bonzol-weasels-eat-bananas
    16.01.2022 - 40 minutes ago

    "The only place you belong is the place you can never go back to."

    Patrick Ness, The Knife of Never Letting Go
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  • bookns
    16.01.2022 - 44 minutes ago

    I grew up reading books that weren’t for my age group. I grew up thinking I had bigger books to be smarter. To be the best in my class.

    Now, I’m living my childhood. I’m reading books that my younger self would’ve loved. I’m reading princess and falling kingdoms. The kind of story she would’ve loved so much.

    #bookish thoughts#bookish#bookworm #books and libraries #ya books #middle grade books #shadow and bone #six of crows #kaz brekker#inej ghafa#alina starkov#jesper fahey #shadow and bone netflix #percy jackson #percy jackson and the olympians #annabeth chase#Percy Jackson
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  • badplacekaia
    16.01.2022 - 56 minutes ago

    this might be a weird question, but do i happen to have any german followers who might have some good books to recommend? (especially ya because i'm not that much of a fluent reader in the language yet!). i'm going to germany to visit family next week and i'd really like to buy some books by german writers while i'm there.

    #the thing is that it's SO difficult to find real german books that aren't just translated from english #because the american and english market still seems to really dominate ya books #and then books in germany so often come wrapped in plastic for some reason so you can't see inside them #which makes it even more difficult to tell if they're translated or not! #anyway like. i know my spn blog is a weird place to post this but i feel like it's the most likely place i'll have international followers #who are into the same kind of stuff as me!
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  • contre-qui
    16.01.2022 - 1 hour ago

    Book 2 of 2022: Happenstance Found

    Happenstance Found by P.W. Catanese (The Books of Umber, book 1)

    (ebook, 352 pages; fantasy, YA/middle grade, adventure)

    "[...] Once an idea is out and about, it can't be called back, silenced, or erased. You can't contain it any more than you could put the head of a dandelion back together after the wind has scattered its seeds."

    This was one of my favorite books as a kid, and I've been feeling nostalgic so I've been doing a lot of rereading - starting with this one. Now that I'm older I'm realizing it's such an interesting concept. I found revisiting this novel really calming, and I was pleased to read it again. It's approachable enough for younger readers, but still engaging and complex enough to be enjoyed by older readers. The universe is really interesting, and I liked the variety of characters. The cast wasn't diverse, necessarily, but I liked the variety in backstories and motivations.

    Trigger warnings: mild violence, amnesia, implied mental illness.

    My final opinion: Great for kids and adults.

    4.0/5.0 stars

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  • thyastudies
    16.01.2022 - 1 hour ago

    BOOK REVIEW: Daughter of the Moon Goddess by Sue Lynn Tan

    BOOK REVIEW: Daughter of the Moon Goddess by Sue Lynn Tan

    publisher: HarperVoyagerUSrelease date: January 11th, 2022genres: fantasy, mythology, ya retelling A captivating debut fantasy inspired by the legend of Chang’e, the Chinese moon goddess, in which a young woman’s quest to free her mother pits her against the most powerful immortal in the realm. Growing up on the moon, Xingyin is accustomed to solitude, unaware that she is being hidden from the…

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    #book review#chinese mythology #daughter of the moon goddess #retelling #sue lynn tan #ya fantasy
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  • bookmac95
    16.01.2022 - 1 hour ago

    Here’s my next read ‘The Sad Ghost Club’ by Lize Meddings from the library. :)

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  • contre-qui
    16.01.2022 - 2 hours ago

    Book 1 of 2022: The Chocolate War

    The Chocolate War by Robert Cormier (Chocolate War, book 1)

    (ebook, 168 pages; realistic fiction, YA, contemporary classics, banned books)

    A new sickness invaded Jerry, the sickness of knowing what he had become, another animal, another beast, another violent person in a violent world, inflicting damage, not disturbing the universe but damaging it. He had allowed Archie to do this to him. (158)

    I found this a little anticlimactic, but I can appreciate that it's a very Cormier book; it really fits with his style. As @peregrination-studies and I discussed a little bit, it really deals with these ideas of adolescence - of teenagehood. There's this vicious place of liminality inherent in being a teenager, where these characters are stuck between childhood and adulthood, independence and dependence. And to deal with this, the characters in The Chocolate War make power and control their currency. This is a novel that really explores the difference between authority and control. It's not about the chocolate or selling the chocolate - it's about control in a world that gives these characters no control.

    I felt like it was a little young for me, which is why it wasn't super impressive to me. But it was an intellectually interesting read. Ultimately, it wasn't enough to entice me into reading the sequel.

    Trigger warnings: violence, mentions of death, homophobia and homophobic slurs, illness, vomiting, injury, blood.

    My final opinion: More intellectually interesting than entertaining.

    3.5/5.0 stars

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  • fruitjughead
    16.01.2022 - 3 hours ago

    it’d be cool if every time i looked up ‘books with a nonbinary protagonist’ i wasn’t directed to YA fantasy or coming-of-age books i’d like to read mystery and horror about adults please

    #nothing wrong with YA hello! one of my favorite books is six of crows i’d just like a diverse selection to pick from #kieran.txt
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  • candidcover
    16.01.2022 - 3 hours ago

    (via A Court of Thorns and Roses, Sarah J. Maas)

    A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas is the book for youIf you enjoy retellings with newly imagined settings and plots filled with detail. It is nearly impossible to put down and so action-packed. This book is definitely a must-read!

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  • thepaige-turner
    16.01.2022 - 4 hours ago

    before & after | I cut off 12 inches of my hair yesterday to donate to a foundation that makes wigs for kids going through cancer treatments :)

    #books#booklr#bookblr#bookstagram#bookworm#reading#YA#mine #i do this once every two years or so #and it feels so freeing to have all that hair off my back and out of my face #here's to the next donation!
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  • aogaroi
    16.01.2022 - 5 hours ago

    Hofinda ebook giveaway will be happening for 2 days: from January 20 to 22. Save the date and tag your friends who are into speculative fiction. 💙

    https://amzn.to/3HOVU7e

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  • wondereads
    16.01.2022 - 5 hours ago

    Personal Review (01/16/22)

    Enchanted by Alethea Kontis

    Why am I reviewing this book?

    I've read this book quite a few times, and, while it's a little confusing at times, it's one of my favorite romances ever.

    Plot 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

    Sunday Woodcutter is the seventh daughter of a seventh daughter, which means she has a very particular destiny, but she would much rather just write her stories. Although she doesn't realize it, everything changes when she meets Grumble, a cursed frog, and their two families are far more intertwined than either realize.

    The plot is the weaker point of this book. It takes quite a bit for it to pick up; a good half of the book is establishing the world and characters with a lot of heavy foreshadowing. The main conflict is also not treated as very urgent until the very end. If you are someone who enjoys a fast-paced or plot-heavy book, this one might be a struggle. However, it does allow for a lot of attention towards the characters, so it just depends which you prefer. Personally, I found it a little slow, but it still managed to hold my attention, even if it isn't as plot-heavy as I normally prefer. I do think that there was some suspense, even if Sunday's family has more power than a nuclear reactor because the conflict wasn't predictable.

    The worldbuilding is pretty incredible, incorporating so many fairy tales into one story. Just off the top of my head, there's The Frog Prince, Cinderella, and Jack and the Beanstalk, all playing very important roles in the story.

    Characters 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

    The reason the plot is a little lacking is because of the intense focus on character in this book. Most of the conflict is internal; Sunday with her magic and insecurities and Rumbold with his memory loss. Sunday is a wonderful protagonist who reacts pretty realistically to her situation. She's very likable and, something that is rare in YA protagonists, levelheaded.

    As I said, this is one of my favorite romances; it always makes my heart flutter. It is very sweet, and there's plenty of pining if that's something you enjoy.

    Despite there being a pretty large cast—after all, Sunday is one of nine siblings—everyone is given a little attention. There's also a lot of hints about certain side characters that were not resolved within the book, which makes me want to read more of this series. Even the villains were three-dimensional, but don't mistake that for being sympathetic.

    Writing Style 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

    The style of this book is very flowery and poetic. It's also very inexact, leaving things ambiguous. That helps with the plot since it's not at all complicated, but the writing style inhibits the reader from figuring it out too soon. Unfortunately, it can be a little confusing at times, but it works well in a book that is character-focused.

    I just wish there had been a family tree or map to go along with a world this complicated.

    Overall 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

    While I very much enjoy this book, I wouldn't recommend it to everyone. The plot is sacrificed for a lot of character introspection, which can make it boring if you're someone who prefers your books fast and heavy. Beyond the fairy tale connections, this book is, if this makes sense, very light and airy as if it were all a dream. The world bends to odd logic, just like a fairy tale, which can be frustrating. Personally, I love it as a less stressful read, and the romance is masterful, but consider your own tastes before reading this one.

    The Author

    Alethea Kontis: American, 45, also wrote the Once Upon anthologies and Trixter (She goes by Princess Alethea and is also a voice actor! She also needs to continue the Woodcutter series.)

    The Reviewer

    My name is Wonderose; I try to post a review every two weeks, sometimes once a week, usually over vacations. I take recommendations! Check out my about me post for more!

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  • stardustedpages
    16.01.2022 - 5 hours ago

    "So you keep your ocean, I'll take the Lake."

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  • archiefan23
    16.01.2022 - 5 hours ago

    OLYMPUS RISING IS OFFICIALLY OUT!

    My new novella is now available to purchase on Kindle:

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09QH913CB

    And for free on Nook:

    https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/olympus-rising-robert-g-culp/1140873228?ean=2940166273543

    And Apple Books & Kobo:

    https://books2read.com/u/31RQdr

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